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Report: Arsenal Submit £8.5m Bid For French Midfielder

By on August 29, 2013

Arsenal have submitted an £8.5m bid for St Etienne midfielder Josuha Guilavogui, according to reports.

We brought you news early on Thursday that suggested Arsene Wenger was considering a move for the 22-year-old if he was unable to agree a deal with Newcastle for Yohan Cabaye.

Our £12m bid for the Geordie playmaker was rejected last week and it’s been reported that Newcastle are demanding £20m for the 27-year-old. It’s highly unlikely Wenger will sanction such a move and it seems he’s now decided to turn his attention to Guilavogui.

The Express are claiming that we’ve lodged an opening £8.5m offer and St Etienne could be willing to do business as they want to raise funds for new arrivals.

The Ligue 1 side have already sold star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Borussia Dortmund for £11m but are understood to be in need of a further cash injection, and Guilavogui looks likely to be sacrificed.

The youngster is a proper defensive midfielder who – standing at well over 6 foot and powerfully built – has the stature of Gunner Patrick Vieira. If he has half the talent he’ll be an excellent addition and he is also able to fill-in at centre-back if required.

I don’t know much else about the lad but right now, I’ll take anyone, I’m that desperate for new signings! I’ve always thought we need a powerful ball-winner in midfield and Guilavogui sounds like he could fit the bill nicely, so fingers crossed these reports are accurate and we get a deal done before the window shuts.

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33 Comments

  1. Frank Abiola

    August 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I wil lik to see him

  2. Induct

    August 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I’ll be madly happy combining dis with wot God just did for me dis evening.

  3. Divine

    August 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Dat is better dan notin

  4. kelsperry

    August 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    l will lik 2 hav him as d rplamnt of veria,l already wilshere 4 fabregas,wallcot 4 lungbreg.eidfied 4 brekarmp.l want him somuch.Arsene,mak d bid b 10m and am seein him play 4 us.

  5. James Russell

    August 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    wenger is a absolute fool, before the season tickets where on sale we have £100 million to spend, Arsenal fans buy the season tickets, after the bad press we shall make some necessary signings, Flamini on a freebee, prior to this Total 0 not a bean, he and the owners are making a lot of money out of their own fans breaking promise after promise, it will not surprise me at all to see them put the COMPANY up for sale and do a runner, because there is something very dishonest about the whole situation!

    • Big Gooner

      August 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      The owners/make no money from the club unless they sell their shares an to sell their shares at a profit they need a successful club so there goes yr argument as only a fool would resist the chance to improve a club that they hope to make money from

    • Fidel

      August 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      I’ve had of so much biddings and targets, Arsene, please get these deals done, especially Di maria, Ozil, and push it hard on Suarez or Rooney… Every season you keeping selling your best, without any replacements… Tired of Wenger!

  6. Previgo

    August 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    At this point i’m just about happy with anyone i mean anyone we actualy pay some money for, albeit from his looks one can be forgiven to think he is the real deal

  7. ogban

    August 30, 2013 at 12:46 am

    But why can we not make an improved bid for Cabaye who is more mature with PL experience? I’m really really pissed off with what is happening at our beloved club.

  8. Olaitan bola

    August 30, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Just some days ago Wenger asserted that the Fans are being brainwashed by the media, and as a confirmation to that we(fans) have began to rest our hope on unreliable source on another FRENCH deja vu.
    ‘we shall be very active in transfer mkt’….’…there is 18days to go… ‘ ‘..10days to go ,my transfer mkt has just began….’.
    These couldn’t be a wiseman words only toddler says such. AVB,Pellegrini,Mounrinho, Benitez etc were EARLY BIRDS in shopping ,while an 8 years sickler in PENURY thought he could wave his haggling wand and buy not 1 not 2 but 3 from real -MAD-rid. Mmmmmmmmmm.

  9. AdioBukola

    August 30, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I the club is turning to a French club and maybe if the club goes on relegation we will learn our lesson

  10. Mustapha Afeez

    August 30, 2013 at 4:14 am

    We need PL striker Mr Wenger

  11. Mustapha Afeez

    August 30, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Wenger we dnt want “French Players” again enough is enough!!!!
    The Club iz turning to a French Club

  12. REPLORDVEGA

    August 30, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Wenger is an absolute fool. I am short of words right nw. I pray one day I will c d club showing him d exit way

  13. john muhindo

    August 30, 2013 at 5:49 am

    French players are cheap hard ware. So let us rush in for them

  14. Charlie

    August 30, 2013 at 6:03 am

    My view is that our shareholder and his cronies, gaz an law are the ones blocking the transfers. This is done in order to build ahugh cash pile to pay shareholders. Cannot go the route of the Graziers, the alternative is dividends. Hence all the money Arsene built for stability will be in vain. How sad. Thats why Lady Nina is regretting the sale of her shares.

  15. Abu Rahman

    August 30, 2013 at 6:59 am

    If the lad is good then let him join the train.

  16. lindz

    August 30, 2013 at 7:17 am

    At a time like this, anybody is weldomed , we’ve so left it late to be picky…..we don’t have any choice.

  17. lindz

    August 30, 2013 at 7:17 am

    sorry, welcomed

  18. Bob Kentebe

    August 30, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I still done understand what wenger and the shareholders wants to turn our beloved AFC into. I think they believe they own the club simply because they own a shares. Well let me tell them without the fans the Club is useless because then they will be force to sell the club not even there shares anymore so let’s wait and watch them.

  19. Kentebe Bob Emmanuel

    August 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

    One thing is to turn the club into a french club, Another thing is to understand that French clubs are not as strong and competitive as the EPL so wenger you better do your mathematics right….!!!

  20. Desmond

    August 30, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I dnt like wat wenger is doin,he wnt 2 price all d players in d world b4 he buy 1,he talks 2much,n he is gready.

  21. hassan david

    August 30, 2013 at 8:18 am

    lets hope wenger signs him

  22. oparae

    August 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

    itz my 1st tym to say a word here bt am sayin dat wenger should knw what is ryt nd he shld try nd do it cos d club ar ntin witout fans nd d only way fans wil b happy is seeing his lovely club winin games nd lifting trophies,wit no comment we need an experience players nd matured 1nce in case

  23. Kidi Emmanuel

    August 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

    It is unfortunate that Arsenal is still being linked with one player or the other at the 11th hour. For God sake why is this man always going after french players? The champion league group fixture will be a great test of his team ability and capablities.

  24. Arsene wenger8yrstruphyles

    August 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmm am i still alife no i don’t ffink soo oooooo

  25. ALABA JOSHUA

    August 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I AM UNHAPPY WITH ARSENAL PRESENT SQUAD ARSENE WENGER SHOULD FIND A MEANS OF SIGN BETTER PLAYER

  26. Danny

    August 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Arsene arsene…hmmmm , going for a french player again, soon d name ØƑ̶̷̩̥̊͡ arsenalfc will be changed to french fc…..

  27. larryn owolo

    August 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    It’s a big pity Arsene Wenger is making same mistake over & over again. Why wait till d last minute 2 make buys? What calibre & class of players do u think wld b left for sale by then? Only players that wld end up being misfits & flops, players @ d end of d season that will end up being DEADWOODS! Later u start looking for clubs 2 help u out by buying ur DEADWOODS!
    Arsene, a word is enuff for the wise!

  28. ITK

    August 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    This is not the only signing in the works more to follow a bid possibly on the way for Lumbengarav Donorov his international record speaks for itself.
    http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/lumbengarav-intlg.html

  29. Walegunner

    August 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    @laryn owolo- ar u d wise one? We av 5 germans, 6 britons, 2 pol’s e.t.c. So tel me au is it a problem to av 5 french player. All our british players ar on 6yr contract, y cant u complain about dat? French players ar nt ovarated and so ar cheap, in quality though ar better. Wenga shuld’nt av bought thienry, viera, nasri, galas e.t.c. Think deep and stop thinkin lik a kindagarten!

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