Arsenal ‘Closing In’ On Brazilian – Reports

By on July 29, 2014

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign unsettled Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Douglas Costa.

The 23-year-old is one of six players who are currently hauled up in Switzerland and refusing to return to Shakhtar due to the on-going unrest with neighbours Russia, and it looks like we’re ready to take advantage of the situation and offer him an escape route.

The Independent are one of several newspapers who are reporting that Arsenal have stepped up their interest in the Brazilian ace and are set to table a formal offer for the attacking midfielder.

This news comes shortly after reports emerged last week suggesting that we were preparing a £16m bid, so it certainly looks like there could be some serious interest in the player.

The Independent also state that if we’re successful in landing Costa, Arsene Wenger will then send Joel Campbell out on loan to AC Milan to get some first team football under his belt.

Campbell is currently over in Austria with the rest of the squad and is hoping to make an impression on the boss to prove he’s got what it takes to make it at the Emirates. However, these reports suggest Arsene still isn’t convinced by the 22-year-old and will sacrifice him to make room for Costa.

I’d personally be a little disappointed if we don’t at least give Campbell a chance to impress in some pre-season games before taking a decision over his future, but I’d soon get over it if we sign Costa.

He’d be an excellent addition to the squad and is capable of playing anywhere in the attacking positions, including up front, so he’d give us plenty of options in the final third. Let’s see how things develop but I’d be delighted if we could lure Costa to north London…



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  2. arsenal-steve

    July 29, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    My guess is that if we sign Douglas Costa, who is an exceptional player, it is because Podolski or Santi Cazorla is leaving. Douglas Costa is a game changer and could genuinely help us win the Premier League.

  3. Prince Joe

    July 29, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I am in support for Joel to for final loan AC Milan to learn more on hard ltalian which is a bit similar to EPL.

  4. bc

    July 30, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Na keep santi, poldi and cambo. Instead Milan can take a pick from ryo, afobe or sanogo or even take all 3.

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  6. Gavin watt

    July 30, 2014 at 5:02 am

    What a load of crap this story is a made up by lazy journos that cut and paste from other bored lazy journos .

  7. Tolulope Daniel Afilaka

    July 30, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Keep santi carsola, and sell podoski, sergy Gnabry, chamberlin should loan. Up Gunner

  8. hailuregasa

    July 30, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Please make signing before emirates cup

  9. charles

    July 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    wenger should not sleep till he signs the german mildfielder khedira to add value in he arsenal squad

  10. ibraheem olabisi

    July 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    poldosky can go but keep carzola

  11. Ifegbuyi Adefolarin

    July 30, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Mr Wenger shld get Sami,bcos it will ginger our guy to play beautiful football.

  12. ISMAIL

    July 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm


  13. triple000zero

    July 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Campbell is the future. I hope he stays because when we get injuries we get them bad. Good re-inforcements are needed there is no guarentee that are new German coach will change anything in one season but lets how he can

  14. Saintjay

    July 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    We need coasta & khedira/carlvaho ,campbel shld stay,& carzola can go.

  15. Rimson

    July 30, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Winger shouldn’t sell any player.ooo rada shout loan out sanogo nd Gnabry while carzola, campbell nd podolski r good to stay, nd still need 2 more signing d like of douglas costa nd mario.

  16. bayor shemiloore

    July 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I want. All the best 4rm u wenger cos cambell is a greater future

  17. flamini

    July 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Pls papa wenger get us onoda central difenda and anoda left bac,khadila, costa and rous

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