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Man United's Silvestre To Arsenal? Surely Not…

Arsenal have been linked with a whole host of players throughout the summer but one of the most unlikely names to have been mentioned is Manchester United’s defender Mikaël Silvestre.

The 31-year-old has played over 249 games for the Premier League and Champions League winners and the media have today linked him with a move to the club.

Silvestre was reportedly undergoing a medical at bitter neighbours Man City when his agent phoned him to say that Arsenal had an interest in him.

According to unreliable British newspaper The Sun, Mikaël immediately abandoned the medical and hurtled down the M1 to meet Gunners boss Wenger and discuss terms.

Would Arsene Wenger really go for an injury-prone defender who’s pay packet is expected to be as high as £50k? Or maybe somebody saw Gunners’ target Gokhan Inler go into Arsenal’s London Colney training ground and mistook him for lookalike Silvestre?!

We want your views on this crazy rumour!

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gunna4lyf
11 years ago

wtf he best turn around. this cant be true man. if he joined then i mean, umm i dnt know, what a gay signing thsi wud be. fukkin nob head silvester.

GoonerChris
11 years ago

haha. It would be the most strangest acquistion of the transfer window so far. We really don't need another injury prone player.

lolya
lolya
11 years ago

Alumnia
Sagna Silvestre Gallas Clichy
Theo Kolo Cesc Nasri
Rvp Ade

gunna4lyf
11 years ago

yeah, but i got a feeling it might be true :s if we got him and inler, it would be okay, replacement for justin. it has to have some truth in it, he still is a nob head tho.

Steven The Gunner
Steven The Gunner
11 years ago

Chris If We Get Him He Is Gonna Be A Backup To Clichy Or Any Other Center Back Aint This The Experience All Us Arsenal Been Looking For

The Reason Why You Wont agree Because He 31 And Is From Man Utd But He Is A Experienced Defender

Think About It

gunna4lyf
11 years ago

LOLYA youre right, its true sad to say. noooooooooooooooo its going to be that line up, i know it man its true, how could this be. that bold bastard.

GoonerChris
11 years ago

The reason why I won't agree is because he'll only be offered a one year deal which most players wouldn't take.

If he is the 'experienced' player that Wenger's talking about I'm really disappointed.

gunna4lyf
11 years ago

i agree with you gooner chris. by the way do you see any jack wilshere in this video http://www.youtube.com/my_videos#

gunna4lyf
11 years ago

my mate goes chekk it out he is in there.

gunna4lyf
11 years ago

sorry sorry he lied 🙁

GoonerChris
11 years ago

haha ok mate.

By the way guys, theres a video comment feature on the blog now, so if thats how you like to get your views across, please have a go at it!

Footballrealist
Footballrealist
11 years ago

Sorry you Arse fans, but it's a reflection on the financial state of the club. They're broke and now you know it. Where's the £70million transfer kitty the Board were boasting about this time last year? It's becoming more and more obvious that Arsenal are just not in the race to compete with the 'big boys' – Chelsea, Manu, 'Pool and Spurs.

Gooner
11 years ago

I can't think of a more worthless signing.

goonertillidye
goonertillidye
11 years ago

dare i ask why someone who so clearly has no interest in arsenal is on a blog called goonertalk?

Mateo
Mateo
11 years ago

The fact that you believe Spuds are “big boys” discredits your entire comment.

nigel
nigel
11 years ago

if this is true wenger is going senile – how can i go to work tomorrow my chelsea mates are going to laugh at me

Duckster
Duckster
11 years ago

Why all the negativity? Injury prone -250 games over since the 99 season is almost 30 games a season.
He has heaps of International and Champions League experience not to mention EPL experience. I for one would think it would be a great signing especially as he can play 2 positions and IMO he'll be out to prove himself after sitting out most of last season on the bench.

GoonerChris
11 years ago

What makes you think he'll claim a starting place straight away if he joins?

We have Toure and Gallas as the centre back pairing and I doubt very much that he'll change that.

Tonygooner
Tonygooner
11 years ago

Strength in depth is what we need, centre back is the one of the places. i think its definitley worth a gamble. Everyone knows we need to add experience to the squad and look at all the medals he has. could be a handy player for away games in the premier league if gallas+toure are injured or for an away european game where we want to go 5 at the back. he probably is stronger in the air than toure or gallas

Fed
Fed
11 years ago

After Fergie's much publicized block move of Heinze to Liverpool, you'd be deluded if you really think he'll sell SIlvestre to you bitter lot. We're not a selling club, we don't need the money, Silvestre will play back-up in Arsenal, just like he's a back-up to Ferdinand/Vidic and Evra at Man Utd. And £750,000? We sold Richardson for £5m and an almost worthless player like Eagles for £1m, you really think we'd sell Silvestre for that low. God Forbid seeing him in an Arsenal shirt, just like the thought of Henry in a Man Utd shirt is even more repulsive.… Read more »

Dumbfounded
Dumbfounded
11 years ago

Oh dear! Heavens, no!! I just became violently ill.

sad
sad
11 years ago

Blurgh.

sad
sad
11 years ago

Everybody has failed to mention that, er, Silvestre is crap.

LOL at the Man U fan worried about him coming
to us. You should be pleased that Wenger has allegedly gone senile and is buying random players like Bischoff and Silvestre. I think he has a random name generator that picks players out worth under a million quid.

Na-Sei
Na-Sei
11 years ago

Wenger is crazy!! Firstly Silvestre is a NOT the answer he IS 31, past his best and he is FRENCH!! If we sign silvestre the majority of our team will be french. our whole back line, french– Sagna gallas silvestre? clichy/ traoreThen Midfield frenchish – Nasri Diaby bischoff (born french) I mean What is going on?? just open the wallet and sign Micah Richards and get either Inler or Alonso(regardless if he's cup tied) Period!! Too many french players!!Wenger says he doesn't look at passports when signing a player, on this evidence he clearly does because he's had all summer… Read more »

blur
blur
11 years ago

yeah! thats right! i wonder fergie ever wears arsenal jersey?

Duckster
Duckster
11 years ago

When did Richards become a top player, I remember Eduardo skinning him the last time we played them up there. Also saw him get the runaround by Torres too. But when it happens to Senderos he's crap and should be sold! He may have POTENTIAL but we have stacks of that in Djourou ,Senderos and Nordviedt! The three of them combined cost less than half of what Richards would cost now-he signed a new contract last season.I for one wouldn't mind if we got Silvestre because of his vast amount of experience and ability to play effectively in 2 positions.… Read more »

aqqe
aqqe
11 years ago

This sure would be weird. I don't think we need a centre back, atleast not this transfer window, because central midfield has to be priority. We can't keep playing Eboue there if we want to win something. However, he is a quite versatile defender with a good Gilberto-I-don't-moan-when-I'm-benched-attitude with bags of experience from the Premier League. Hmm, I'm torn on this one, his age is against him. I don't think he's a man for the starting eleven, and if we buy a centre back that's what we need. If we get him and then a defensive midfielder then I'm definitely… Read more »

stevesai
stevesai
11 years ago

to be honest l am all for it

Who would you prefer as a back up to either clicgy or sagna

Eboue or the un experienced traore

Attila
Attila
11 years ago

Silvestre is a defender, so Wenger must buy an midfielder, also I hope. Our misery is the INJURY, so he need us!

KukayaGunner
KukayaGunner
11 years ago

This would be the craziest of deals by the Prof if it went thru…..am inclined to believe that it was Inler that The Sun saw…otherwise the Prof has lost it!

Mr Scooch
Mr Scooch
11 years ago

Sorry for a minute there I thought you said that Spurts were one of the Big Boys hahahaha….. What?…. You did??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

JoeTodd
11 years ago

I don't think this is the transfer he was talking about, he just heard Silverstre was going for a free so he tried to kifack it.. Silvestre doesn't fit the characteristics that Wenger said he was getting in an interview with Arsenal TV Online a few days ago.

Attila
Attila
11 years ago

I hope that he won't be the ONE plus body. 😀

biscuit
biscuit
11 years ago

Im sorry but some of you need show Wenger some respect. The Greatest manager in hour history and your calling him senile because of an unconfirmed rumour? Now look i hope that Silvestre is not the extra body that Wenger is talking about, infact I doubt that he is. But IF we do get him he would a good addittion to our squad, but we still need an experienced Centre-Mid. Hopefully this Inler is as good as everyone make out.

ahassan100
11 years ago

He was brill at CB a few seasons ago. may be an inspired purchase.

alf15
alf15
11 years ago

might be worth a gamble for that money. If true it would give us much needed depth in defence as he can play all along th back four. If this is Wenger's signing he was talking about , I will be sooooooo annoyed at time. But if this is just a coup then I'm all for it!

Sölvi
Sölvi
11 years ago

How can you mistake inler for Silvestre?
Silvestre looks like a fkn potato!

gunna4lyf
11 years ago

i think youre just might be fitted into the DM role with silvestre and gallas CB. i just have that feeling, but still hope it was inler.

gunna4lyf
11 years ago

toure*

MalaysianGooner
11 years ago

GoonerChris,
I'd like to discuss a link exxhange but can't find your email anywhere on the site.
Please contact me via email, thanks.

GoonerChris
11 years ago

My e-mail is in the contact section above.

I've added your link.

AlwaysArsenal
AlwaysArsenal
11 years ago

Don't worry guys, read this link http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={C7DF…

Basically it's off the Man Utd site and it shows The Sun's article and then gives it's own response. Now we all know The Sun is a pile of crap anyway, but the Man U site points out that, contrary to The Sun's report, Silvestre has not been granted a free transfer, it's still a year till it runs out, undermining the credability of the entire story.

gunnersant
gunnersant
11 years ago

well hes french so he would get along well with the rest of our back 4 and i also think hes better than senderous and djourou….

wouldn't be a bad signing and could mentor some of our younger defenders like traore…

oh yea and if we sign him it will be on a free transfer….. some idiots think man u are gonna sell him for under 1 mil.

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
11 years ago

Is it such a bad signing, we did sign gallas from the chesea scum. Guy has prem experience and is french so fits into our french speaking defence.

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
11 years ago

The more I think about it, the better does this signing sound. We need experience in all competitions, we need someone who can come into the team who hasnt just played youth football, he will be cheap and the only reason the guy does not play for United is because Evra is a great player. He wont provide much of an attacking threat but will provide us with a safe option. Troare aint the most reliable defender as he is attack minded

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