Arsenal ‘Open Formal Talks’ For French Midfielder – Reports

By on August 8, 2014

According to reports, Arsenal have opened formal talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a deal for midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The 19-year-old has struggled to make the breakthrough at PSG in recent seasons, with Blaise Matuidi, Marco Verratti and Yohan Cabaye all ahead of him in Laurent Blanc’s pecking order.

He’s now being tipped leave this summer after turning down a new contract and it appears we’re ready to offer him a fresh start in the Premier League with the Mirror claiming that Arsenal officials have opened talks with PSG.

It’s understood that Arsene Wenger has been tracking Rabiot for some time and with the boss looking to bring in another midfielder this summer, it looks like he’s emerged as a potential target.

He’s not an established defensive midfielder, so he would be an interesting addition, but as he’s valued at just £8m, I can see why Arsene would be interested.

The youngster is only on around £8,000-a-week, so we should have no problems agreeing personal terms, but it remains to be seen whether PSG will be willing to cash in or hold the player to the final year of his contract.

Rabiot is a huge talent, but if we’re only going to bring in one midfielder this summer, I’d be a little disappointed if he was it as we desperately need to sign an established defensive midfielder if we want to lift the title next season.


  1. arsenal-steve

    August 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Why not someone we need like William Carvelho or Lars Bender. I hope this is a rumour only or Wenger is mad.

  2. Gooner fan

    August 9, 2014 at 5:52 am

    What the hell with wenger, he knows our problem is defensive mildfielder, why can him buy strong defensive mildfielder so as to reduce pressure from strongest oppenent. At it stand i don’t think Arsenal can lift trophy this season.

  3. bonaroca

    August 9, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Bonaroca:- I have to agree with Gooner Fan. I think Arsenal have enough wonderkids with professional new coaches to improve their performances, so I think Carvalho a proven midfield player would solve this problem in the long term as he is only 22 years.
    Apart from goal scorers which Arsenal lack there are two who in the short/long term policy are of an age group in which Mr Wenger likes to work and get involved.
    Obviously Cavani would be good to replace Giraud who is promised an extension to his contract which I think is very ?????.

  4. kes

    August 11, 2014 at 4:09 am

    it seems we wont get a dm and im fine with that, if we sign a replacement for vermaelen and i have a gut feeling there could be another marquee signing if the selling club ask for a reasonable fee. a striker would be nice

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