Jan 28

Arsenal’s first team coach rejects Vrsaljko rumour

Arsenal won’t be signing Dinamo Zagreb defender Sime Vrsaljko in the January transfer window after his manager confirmed that the 19-year-old won’t be leaving the club.

The highly-rated defender has caught the attention of Manchester United in the past but reports in Croatia suggested that Arsene Wenger could be set to make an offer for the Croat before the end of the month.

Vrsaljko carries a hefty price-tag of £15million after previous interest from Manchester United and Tottenham, but his value is put down to his versatility. However, Arsenal’s first team coach Boro Primorac admitted that a move was never likely to be on the cards due to Zagreb’s valuation of the player.

“There is no way that Wenger would pay 15 or 18 million euros for a player of 19 years. It is too much money”, Primorac told 24Sata.hr

Meanwhile, Dinamo coach Vahid Halilhodzic has also denied that Vrsaljko would be leaving the club, telling the Croatian media that he “will go when the time comes”.

“Who would not love to play in such big clubs. There is time for him, he will go when the time comes”.

Speculation has been mounting on Arsenal’s attempts to bring in a defender for the remainder of the season, but any move for players was quashed by Wenger after Tuesday night’s Carling Cup win when he said he’d ‘be surprised if anything happened.’


8 Responses to “Arsenal’s first team coach rejects Vrsaljko rumour”

  1. ADEWALE says:


  2. RASAQ SHEHU says:

    Wenger need more sharper striker and rugged defenred andhe needs to put money on the table to get one

  3. arsenal4ever says:

    WEnger is an stubborn assh….. bye bye trophies!!

  4. rudy_arsenal says:

    For “arsenal4ever” who said “WEnger is an stubborn assh….. bye bye trophies!!”,

    bye bye trophies my ass… We can do the trophies with or without buying a new player. But for sure, it will be better if we can signed a new defender to replace squillaci..

  5. wengerout says:

    @rudy arsenal we can not win trophies without good center backs and a top class striker.shit player like chamakh wont get us anywhere.at least adebayor had pace. How many of the current Arsenal team would make the Man U side? I’ll tell you: Cesc. Sagna. Nasri.
    That’s it.

    Rooney, Rio, Vidic, Evra, Scholes, Van der Sar, Hernandez, Nani, and even Fletcher (who is better than Song) would all stroll into the Arsenal team. ‘Brilliant’?? LMFAO. this is the worst man utd side fergie has ever had and arsenal still manage 1 shot on goal in 90 mins.

  6. wengerout says:

    Name one Arsenal striker that would be considered one of the top 20 in Europe.

    Chelsea have one.
    Man U have two.
    Chelsea possibly have two.
    Liverpool have one.
    Villareal have one ffs
    Spuds have one.
    City have two.
    Real Madrid have three.
    Barca have three.
    Bayern have one.
    Sevilla have one.
    Ac Milan have two.
    Inter have two.
    Palermo have one….actually sorry.

    Arsenal don’t have a striker worthy of one of the top Thirty strikers in Europe!!!

  7. wengerout says:

    And here’s a beauty from last year…

    “For me it is a competition where we develop our young players. I don’t believe that next season if we had won the Carling Cup I would say ‘we won a trophy last year’.

    The guy is a fraud

  8. jhnhgs75 says:

    …The guy is a fraud …

    ohh dear dear dear


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