Arsenal open talks with agent over deal for Ukrainian attacker

By on August 30, 2015

According to the Express, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made contact with the agent of Andriy Yarmolenko to discuss a potential move to the Emirates this summer.

Yarmolenko has been strongly linked with a move away from Dynamo Kiev for some time and he’s expected to finally find a new club before the transfer window slams shut this summer.

A number of top clubs – including Barcelona – have been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old but the Express claim that Arsenal have now joined the race for his signature.

The newspaper suggests that Arsene Wenger has already stepped up his interest by opening talks with the players agent to discuss a potential switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Yarmolenko supposedly had his eye on a move to the Nou Camp but the Express say the Catalans have now cooled their interest which should have paved the way for Arsenal to secure a deal.

However, fresh reports coming out of Germany claim that Borussia Dortmund are now closing in on a cut price £8.7m deal to sign Yarmolenko so it appears we may end up missing out after-all.

I’m actually a big fan of the Ukrainian international’s but he’s more of a winger and not the out-and-out striker we need, so I’m personally not going to lose any sleep over it if he does end up heading for Germany.

He’d have been a useful player to have in the squad and he has scored 111 goals in 310 games for Kiev but we need a Benzema or a Cavani to complete our team, not another wide man, so I’m hoping Arsene will concentrate his efforts on signing a striker over the next 48 hours.


  1. steve

    August 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    OMG why are we wasting our time here why oh why cant we just put the money on the table and bring Cavani cone on since Henry we have been looking for an outstanding Striker the guy Cavani sits 211 miles away in Paris.Will someone on that bloody board man up and Wenger to sort himself out and stop showing a total lack of RESPECT to those of us that have followed this great club for so many years,in my case since 1969,So come on some one just over 46 hours left in this window.

  2. chris

    August 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Yes but he plays on the left and is very good.

  3. steve

    August 30, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Chris with Sanchez and 1 other maybe even Theo out wide between the 3 of them they would create havoc,he only plays left at PSG because of that big Swede down the middle,they would work so well mate.

  4. james oye

    August 30, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    we shd not wait to deceive ourselves. it is d same old story what is happening is a clear sign that Wenger will not sign any player again. Wenger is not a good coach any longer, he has no plan to win anything this season. watch out, it may be difficult for arsenal to mk top four this time around.

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