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Gervinho & Samba on the verge of signing for Arsenal


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is closing in on his first major signings of the summer, with Lille striker Gervinho and Blackburn defender Chris Samba both on the verge of joining the club on long-term deals.

Wenger has identified 27-year-old Samba as the man to solve Arsenal’s defensive worries, while prolific attacker Gervinho is expected to increase competition for places offensively with Nicklas Bendtner close to leaving Emirates Stadium.

Highly-rated frontman Gervinho favours a move to the Gunners ahead of moneybags Manchester City, which has made a late play for his transfer. Lille chief Frédéric Paquet admitted earlier this week Gervinho was in talks with Arsenal and today told L’Equipe that they “will listen to Arsenal’s proposal.”

Meanwhile, the welcome addition of 6 ft 4 giant Samba alongside Thomas Vermaelen looks likely to provide vital strength in a previous area of weakness for Arsenal, and prove a major stepping stone towards a Premier League title challenge when the season kicks-off again in August.

So far, Arsenal’s only summer signing has been the £1m deal for Charlton youngster Carl Jenkinson.


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Max
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Max
5 years 3 months ago

fantastic players! can’t wait! onlu hazard left!!!

VanDaManPersie
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VanDaManPersie
5 years 3 months ago

I want Samba and Cahill. Move Vermalean to LB as he’s capable of playing there. Ship out Squillaci and Clichy

xNabzZ
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5 years 3 months ago

Since we are taking Gervinho and hes their striker, we should offer Bentdner in return and pay like 5M on top and take Hazard of their hands

Steven
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Steven
5 years 3 months ago

I’ll be glad if these came in but will still be sad if some…names no longer necessary…also leave so we are spared the misery of ever seeing them play for Arsenal ever again!

Arsenal Avenue
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5 years 3 months ago

Ahhh… when can we see the “real” signing? Fans might be exhausted waiting and waiting. Probably Wenger is waiting till August to sign some players… LOL…

Steve of Chiang Mai
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Steve of Chiang Mai
5 years 3 months ago

@Gooner Chris: Ligue 1 with Champions League has to be a step up from Arsenal’s bench….

akaash
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akaash
5 years 3 months ago

Nabil? the fee is being discussed as 10 million, Your basically saying Bendtner is worth 5 million? In my opinion Bendtner has a value of about 20 million looking at the current transfer market

hedgewire
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hedgewire
5 years 3 months ago

@VanDaManPersie: I like ur thinking, that’d be perfect. back line done.

Eurojegzy
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Eurojegzy
5 years 3 months ago

This is a good buy 4 wenger, it remains falcao & cahil.offload squilachi ,rosicky & clichy.

JAMES MUNGA
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5 years 3 months ago

add cahill to the list, sell squilaci bring in melo

Jay
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Jay
5 years 3 months ago

I agree with Arsenal Avenue, Samba and Gervinho???? Is this the step up in talent we need to win the league, Samba is slow on the turn and on the ball poor, he is great in the air but then soo is Djourou, as for Gervinho he is a very skillful player but plays off the wing, so a poor replacement for Nasri then.

I wouldnt be surprised if both arent even regulars, what has happened to Benzema and Falcao?????

You watch we will end up with these 2, Scott Parker, Scott Dann and Jermaine NoGoals

true rover
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true rover
5 years 3 months ago

Why dont you Gooners just go away we dont need or want your money.
Why would he want to join you lot when half your team a rumerd to be leaving.
We only prduce young talent eh. Thats a laugh.

Gaddiel Quainoo
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5 years 3 months ago

Wenger, hurry to stop these speculations. Gooners want to calm our nerves knowing our signings. Samba(good), Gervinho(maybe), Cahill(best), DIAWARA (‘ALMIGHTY!’). Wenger, act quickly!!!

segun Adegbola
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segun Adegbola
5 years 3 months ago

samba and gerv are welcome dev.we stil need a CB dat can cope with d pace of strikers in EPL.Wenger shd pls offload d unwanted and underperforming players and use d money to bring in quality players

MARK GOONER
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MARK GOONER
5 years 3 months ago

true rover dont cry because you have now lost two defenders and your captain ha ha.

Great moves by wenger,Some gooners always moan.

jb
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jb
5 years 3 months ago

Can someone let Wenger know its the African cup of nations this year…Samba, Song, Eboue, Gervinho, Frimpong, Chamakh…do we need any more Africans and lose them at hte buisness end every other year.

RN
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RN
5 years 3 months ago

Jay says:
June 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm
I agree with Arsenal Avenue, Samba and Gervinho???? Is this the step up in talent we need to win the league, Samba is slow on the turn and on the ball poor, he is great in the air but then soo is Djourou,

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Im sorry but Djourou standing at 6ft 4 is pathtic in the air, he has no desire to get to the ball first and usually waits for the ball to come to him. Watch him closely as you will see.

coob23
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coob23
5 years 3 months ago
true rover… hahaha, you suck so hard. you have arguably the worst manager in the league, you play the worst football along with stoke, and you are doomed to be relegated. when you offered 6 mill for ronaldinho in jan, i cried laughing. your team is so shite, your best players are leaving and you have indian chicken entrepeneurs as your owners… been a while since 1996 hasnt it…now stop being bitter, im not even that happy we have signed samba, arguably your best player and wont start for us… you will be playing brighton next year. enjoy that you… Read more »
dan
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dan
5 years 3 months ago

both welcome, but agree they are not the sort of step up to make a material difference.’

Richard
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Richard
5 years 3 months ago

Yes let’s move our best defender out of his best position because we want Cahill and Samba? Surely a better option to those who want Clichy gone would be sign one of Cahill/Samba and then sign a LEFT BACK someone who naturally plays there, Verm can play there but Cesc can play as striker doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

dg9
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dg9
5 years 3 months ago

roll on gervinho & samba…2 quality players…here’s hoping these are fully finalized very very soon…

SACHIN
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SACHIN
5 years 3 months ago

plz mr wenger sign samba n cahill quickly n sell fab n move nasri to his post gervino on the left n vermalen move to left back n wiz money got frm sale of fab n clichy buy a great forward like falcao or benzema to assoiciate robin

John
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John
5 years 3 months ago

Is Samba the answer I never really thought be was any good???

Northbank02
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Northbank02
5 years 3 months ago
Two Good players that will solve a few problems in our team, all we need now is to sign Hazzard and Benzema, possible Eto cause he wants to play in the premier leauge,cant see him coming to Arsenal wage demands maybe to high so chelsea or Man City more then likely will pick him up! Man utd might join the battle that will mean Berbatov might leave,as for chelsea that will make Drogba or Kalou available..Its going to be a busy summer…Cesc will stay I believe after what Barca want to offer 30 million for our beloved captain..Samir might stay… Read more »
thiru
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thiru
5 years 3 months ago

@xNabzZ: totally agree with u man

Leo
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Leo
5 years 3 months ago

@VanDaManPersie: Fully agree, unless we get leighton baines instead of Cahill. That would be AWESOME

John
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John
5 years 3 months ago

brilliant hopefully this is the begining with Cahill following shortly. I do hope we get Parker and Falcao plus William and really strengthen our challenge for next season in all competitions.

WC
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WC
5 years 3 months ago

So what happens when the ACN comes around and we lose a third of the squad for a month that includes the 2 new signings?

jimmy
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5 years 3 months ago

Yap nice searching wenger….samba is good for us and the other striker i love it tax…..will still need replacement for song pls the guy is a good player…

jimmy
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5 years 3 months ago

and will still need mindfildder pls to make our first team strong ok and with kepper….2010/2011 i mean our last game i lost like $150

Sanusi babatunde
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5 years 3 months ago

Sign gervinho/samba&cahil&let bethner denilson.diaby&rocsiky go?

chris
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chris
5 years 3 months ago

Shouldnt bother with gervinho, he’s very inconsistent, what I’d like this summer is
two centre backs (Samba and one other) a holding midfielder, song isnt good enough, hazard and a striker. That is regardless of who comes and goes, obviously if fabregas and nasri go then we’ll need more than that.

dickto
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dickto
5 years 3 months ago

Samba and Cahill in central defense TV5 on the left and Sagna on the right.Dont leave Nasri im not sure about Cesc leaving or staying but it looks like Barca have little interest in him.Try to bring Falcao if impossible then Gervhino not so bad.

jimmy
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5 years 3 months ago

who is the next player singing now Mr wenger….u always menssion player and the end off the day u may not buy it whyyyyyyyyy……

Alexino
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Alexino
5 years 3 months ago

I hope all these news are true we can’t wait anylonger

jimmy
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5 years 3 months ago

and pls exchange gel kcinchin with melo pls

Breezy
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Breezy
5 years 3 months ago

I think we will only buy one CB, either Cahill or Samba, with Kos, Djourou and Squallachi as backup. we also have Bartley, but he will probably go on loan. If Clichy leaves then a left back will come in as well. As for our attacking department i think Gervinho might be it unless others leave. Expect some promotions from within as well (Landsbury, Frimpong).

jimmy
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5 years 3 months ago

ok but i thing is better to leav if filip melo can still block from manpower i mean 4 like song……..

Nobhead
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Nobhead
5 years 3 months ago

Player (Bendtner) plus cash for that big centrehalf in dortmund, and samba. Vermaelen on the left back – someone who knows the offside rule, bye bye Cliché. Then bring in Hazard and Gervinho and we’re set.

chris
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chris
5 years 3 months ago

would prefer cahill over samba if it’s one or the other… samba is slow and clumsy so will not suit the high line that well

jimmy
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5 years 3 months ago

lieeeeeeeeee guy dont be a mistake samba na sure guy and very srong in defenda….pls let make it our dream…..

Arsene's Frenchies
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Arsene's Frenchies
5 years 3 months ago

Samba would be a good buy. He’s just the kind of solid defender we need. Can’t believe people still want Squillaci as backup. He’s awful. Get rid of him now. Gervinho? Well, I’m sure he looks great in France but he’ll get found out in the EPL I’m fearing. Good call for a promotion for Lansbury. Really want to see more of him this season.

kirbokir
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kirbokir
5 years 3 months ago

samba/cahill, de jong, gervinho, benzema

grey ghost
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grey ghost
5 years 3 months ago

No body has mentioned ryo miyaichi.12games for feyenord 3 goals.watch him on utube

Jamie
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Jamie
5 years 3 months ago

Enough of the complaining about African Cup of Nations! Congo have been eliminated so Samba would not be leaving for it!

Jamie
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Jamie
5 years 3 months ago

@grey ghost: Looks like he will not get a work permit and will have to go on loan for another year. So it is unlikely he will be able to play for us next year

TQ
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TQ
5 years 3 months ago

to all of u who say will loose samba for the Africans cups. plz do some research before posting!! cuz REPUBLIC of Congo are eliminated of Africans cup!! and there is a chance that Cameroon wont qualify- their sitting third ( hopefully the wont but very unlikely with 2 games to go)

Mustapha
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5 years 3 months ago

Am happy we are makin good move now nd good signings to,for gervinho nd samba good signings wat a rocky defence along wit samba nd thomas.

Goonerholic
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Goonerholic
5 years 3 months ago
I am really glad that Gervinho is coming to Arsenal and not to Manchester City despite their late bid and the attempt to lure him because of big money. They might be able to pay him big money but they will definitely ruin his career if the indications of how it ends for every star player from Rhobino to now Dheko is anything to go by. It also goes to show that this is a block that’s level headed and has his priorities right. It’s something someone like Nasri should emulate. Nasri is a great player but he should not… Read more »
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