Report: Arsenal ‘In Talks’ Over Striker Signing

By on February 12, 2014

Anyone heard of Ayoze Perez? Well according to reports today, Arsenal are in talks with his club Tenerife about a potential £7m deal to sign him this summer.

The 20-year-ld striker has been doing extremely well in the Spanish second division this season, scoring 10 goals in 21 appearances so far.

Real Madrid were reportedly keen on signing him in January but were told by Tenerife that he would be staying at the club until at least this summer, while Manchester City have also been linked with him recently.

However, the Metro are claiming that Arsenal are now leading the chase for his signature after Arsene Wenger apparently held talks with the Spanish side and asked them to name their price for the young attacker.

I don’t for one minute believe that Wenger actually told them to ‘name their price’, but it’s interesting to know that we’re in talks to try and buy Perez, if this reports proves to be accurate of course.

I must admit I don’t know too much about the lad but from what I’ve seen in my 5 minutes of research he’s a quick, skillful striker who has an eye for goal, but I don’t think he’ll be ready to command a first team place immediately at Arsenal.

The newspaper suggests Tenerife want £7m for him, which would be a speculative punt if we agreed to pay that kind of money. We obviously need a striker this summer, and maybe even two if Bendtner goes, so Perez could be seen as a replacement for the Dane and not our ‘main’ striker signing.

However, is he any better than Joel Campbell or Yaya Sanogo? I’m not convinced, so maybe the £7m would be better spent elsewhere in the squad.


  1. icedbandwidth

    February 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Why am I the only Arsenal fan that thinks we have a lumbering slow defender at the back with Mattersacker? If you watch all the games we have lost miserably to have been fast teams – Mattersacker is always left in the dust! At least if we can’t score because we lack striker firepower at least other teams (especially fast 1’s) should also find it difficult. Wake up Gooners!

    • Mark

      February 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      You are so right mate. Not only that we have the slowest DM in Arteta, and a carthorse up front. That combination makes it too easy for the top teams to stifle us and counter attack at pace, which we simply cannot cope with. Another trophyless season under the senile old fart manager.
      I gave up my season ticket this year and swore never to pay money to that regime again until they get rid of Wenger and invest properly in the club and stop taking us for mugs! About another 10 players shipped out again in January and only one freebie crock brought in!! Joke club under the yanks! We want our Arsenal back!!!!!!!!

    • Mick

      February 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Why are you the only one who thinks we have a slow lumbering defender……
      Easy question to answer, it’s because you are a pratt.

  2. godfrey

    February 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    wat weneed is striker who knows how to use ball we us arsenal fan we need troph sir wenger.

  3. Lanre

    February 12, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Pls mr wenger we really need sharp striker not like that (GIROUD).We really need some trophy this season & we must collect trophy this season.

  4. James Joe

    February 13, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Plz sir what we need as arsenal fans is striker who have confidence not like Oliver better podolski

  5. Harry Barracuda

    February 13, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Report: Bollocks.

  6. manasseh phaul

    February 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

    i wont blame podolski cos arsene wenger is to be blame…….i always see wenger like a father but why cant he just spent the money to buy quality players that arsenal will never regret cos am regreting why arsenal bought Giroud sincerely………pls sir we need your help

  7. mbarak

    February 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

    yes not like borgus giroud lazy poor, who dont know where the net is. wenger we are tired wit france stuff. very much fade better try betner especial a game like man u or podolski better him. poor passing poor positioning pooor striking. u cud use ox as striker yesterday.

  8. mbarak

    February 13, 2014 at 7:48 am

    failure to bring trophy u better quit.

  9. Roland C Rozario

    February 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    The recent games against L’Pool and ManUre speaks volumes in the need of one or even two striker options up front! No good finisher in the box to
    finish Ozil’s delivery and crosses!
    Just look at Giroud in those games! Bench him!

  10. Mekunzy

    February 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Arsenal do not have a striker, giroud is totally useless, he is nt a player

  11. dhiran

    February 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    hey u gooners faitfuls we to jst tolorat giroud n acept d fact dat hes tryng his best. Just luk at d kind of fomatn we play dere is always only one man in d box of our oponts makng it very easy 4 dem nd we say
    giroud is nt gud. Tak a sincere luk at oda epl top teams only chelsea play d same 4matn nd dats y their strikas r nt scorng too. So take d blames off giroud nd put dem on wenger 4 refusing to change tactis even if its once in a while. And our reason is nt ova pals we r stil in 4 it. Gunners 4 life

  12. Fatboy Gooney

    February 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Why are fans begging for signings now???
    The window is closed….. tooooo late mate.

  13. Holiday

    February 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    we see the mental block still continues against man utd.wenger shd be ashmed for being contended with a draw,champions are’nt made from such display.players were satisfied knocking d ball around instead of going for the jugular.poor wining mentality.they hv to make huge statements against liverpool & bayern.

  14. Aminu A

    February 13, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Mr wenger, pls if u want to groom ur brother for the world cup, it should not be in arsenal b/cos this is not country thing but a world class club. Giroud is not a STRIKER & pls get us a striker cos innocent fans are dieing.

  15. ambrosemuliro

    February 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    why not buy the quality strong strike but not giroud .

  16. ambrosemuliro

    February 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    what arsenal fan’s need is a quality strike not giroud.

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