Arsenal ‘Open Talks’ Over Wenger’s No.1 Target – Report

By on June 10, 2014

Reports today are claiming that Arsenal have opened talks with Cardiff City over the £8m signing of goalkeeper David Marshall after Arsene Wenger made him his No.1 goalkeeper target this summer.

A new stopper is needed as Lukasz Fabianski has joined Swansea City on a free transfer and the boss is on the look-out for an experienced player who is going to be able to push Wojciech Szczesny for the first team jersey next season.

We’ve been linked with a whole host of players in recent weeks but one name that keeps cropping up is that of David Marshall and it appears we’ve now made our move for the 29-year-old after Arsene supposedly made him his first choice target, with Goal claiming we have opened formal talks with Cardiff and are willing to pay up to £8m to bring the Scottish international to the Emirates this summer.

Whether that kind of money is going to be enough to persuade the Welsh club to sell remains to be seen, but they are going to find it difficult to hang on to him following their relegation to the Championship.

Marshall was Cardiff’s stand-out performer in what was a disappointing season back in the Premier League and he was many pundits pick for goalkeeper of the season. He did sign a new deal back in February but is likely to jump at the chance to join a club like Arsenal if we can agree a deal with the Blue Birds, and I think he’d be an excellent addition if we could snap him up for anything around £8m.


  1. Mohammed Abubakar

    June 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    If we can bring him to the emirate stadium for 8m, I thing Is a good tranfer

  2. hamis

    June 10, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    bergovic is better than thst guy from Cardiff

  3. hamis

    June 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    bergovic is better than that guy from Cardiff

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  5. Chris Uche Okere

    June 11, 2014 at 5:37 am

    well, he’s not a buy atleast for a second choice position

    • Loranso Johnson

      June 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Carlos has always been my #1 striker since the departure of Henry the legend

  6. Buharee suleiman musa kura

    June 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

    If arsenal can afford to bring marshall so i didnt see any miss there but the problem is arsenal used to bid bit its too hard to secure the sevices why?

  7. Loranso Johnson

    June 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Hope the 8m£ stopper will make a difference

  8. Ibrahim Y. Yusuf Fulatan

    June 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I prepared tottenham Hugo Lloris or liverpool mignolet than him if we can get.

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  10. Terfa Yaaya

    June 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    If you go for a quality player ,don’t waste time to bid for such a player cos it is like other coaches are looking on to you for whom you may go.


    June 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm


  12. ezeobi

    June 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I need cardif city defender caulker @ arsenal next season

    • Kevin Weaver

      June 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Always good to bring in central defender from a relegated team! Why do you think Cardiff went down?

  13. richard in spain

    June 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    we need a good keeper but not sure he is the one,whn seaman was there and the great defence that’s when you win things

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