Report: Arsenal Make Late Approach For Ligue 1 Attacker

By on January 31, 2014

A familiar name has once again been linked with a move to Arsenal in the final hours of the transfer window with reports in France claiming that we have made a late bid for Salomon Kalou.

Kalou has been linked with us in practically ever transfer window over the past 4 years, and sure enough RMC Sport in France suggest Arsene Wenger and an unnamed German club made an enquiry for the Ivorian on Friday afternoon.

However, the approach was knocked back by Lille with boss René Girard seemingly not wanting to lose the 28-year-old forward.

I think we can all breath a sigh of relief. Wenger has admitted he’s a fan of the players in the past but I don’t think the fans had Kalou in mind when we were hoping a new striker would arrive this month.

Although to be fair to him, Kalou actually has an excellent record in Ligue 1, scoring 20 goals in just 48 appearances for Lille since joining them on a free transfer from Chelsea in 2012.

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With no new striker looking likely to join before tonight’s 11pm deadline, maybe some fans are so desperate they would happily take Kalou now!?


  1. Aydurus

    January 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    arsenal wenga should add his squd an attacking midfieder and strong forward to win the title

  2. muheez

    January 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    arsen wenger we need a gud nd perfect striker who cn support giroud plz sign o cause man city iz on top

  3. bc

    January 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Would rather have bendtner than kalou and to be honest rather than close. But would take either over park

  4. Kareem . A . Oluwasegun

    February 1, 2014 at 4:35 am

    What arsenal need is a striker who can get us goals, we have good mildfiders that can create final pass. Trust me failure to sign striker has already cost Arsenal not to win any trophy this again. Study Giroud very well, when he knows that new striker is coming in, he plays better.

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