Inler Opts At Udinese Stay Thanks To Last Gasp Meeting
After a meeting yesterday evening with Udinese boss Pasquale Marino, reported Arsenal target Gokhan Inler will be staying at the Stadio Friuli despite recent quotes from his agent suggesting the 25-year-old’s future may lie elsewhere.
Gooner Talk told you several days ago that the Switzerland international was on the verge of a move to north London but according to Swiss sports daily Blick, the hardman midfield star will sign a new contract extension which will keep him at Zebrette until 2013.
“We have decided that Gögi (Inler) remains in Udinese,” says Dino Lamberti, Inler’s agent, after a meeting last night in Barcelona.
“Any player would want to play for Arsenal of course, but for Inler this may be perhaps a little early. Maybe a season too early.”
Inler’s contract will see him earning a rumoured £10million over four years – a fantastic reward for an up and coming Swiss youngster.
What does this mean for Arsenal though? Will Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso be Arsene Wenger’s main target? Or will their be late step-up for Villa midfielder Gareth Barry?
One thing is for sure, despite the quotes hinting at potential moves away as well as the continued paper speculation – Gokhan Inler is staying in Italy, at least for another season.
I'm not that dissapointed to be honest, hopefully this paves the way for Xabi Alonso or Gareth Barry to sign fingers crossed!!
INLER WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER THAN ALONSO……DAM
I would like to see Michael Johnson arrive.
However it won't happen and I fear it is what we have now at least until January.
that means wenger will not add some new players to emirates because he wil never pay more then 13 milions.
Liverpool won't settle for less than 13.5m for Alonso as they have sell-on clause with Sociedad and that amount activates the increased percentage.
No way to Gareth Barry! I'd rather have Alonso now! Inler was my first choice, but since he's staying I would love to see Alonso. Yaya Toure is also another I wouldn't mind seeing in an Arsenal shirt. Michael Johnson isn't too bad either. But Gareth Barry? NO THANKS! He wants to go to Liverpool…let him! I'd take Alonso over him anyday!
i have a feeling wenger will definitely bring someone in… cos he is sending another one(senderos) out, making e defends thinner.. and that is unjustifiyable if no one really comes in… crossing my finger, praying hard..
Sorry, I think nobody come…Wenger said he TRUST the young player. Empty hand for this season again. I'm so down when we lost Fulham, our center midfield can't do anything with Fulham…..
For God sake, this is hopeless…… we are supposed to be in the top ten clubs in the world. We have players leave and threaten to leave because they want to play for Barca/Inter/AC/Real, but we can't get players to join us because they want to play for Fiorentina/Man City/Blackburn. What a damn joke.
Inler probably watched the match against Fulham and quickly changed his mind about Arsenal. Our midfield used to be the most admired in the EPL, now we are the laughing stock symbolized by our comic man Eboue
Neither Inler, nor Xabi, or Barry. It is true that we have many midfielders, but do we have another creative midfielder who could replace Cesc? Yes, we have Nasri. Could he play in the middle of the midfield line? Yes, he does! Is Wenger going to kick off Eboue from the midfield and put Nasri there? No! Do we have another option on the left wing? Yes, we have Vela. Is Wenger going to change his habbits? No! That's exactly what we are talking about. It's all about persistence. I think that we have many options there. I think we could make it without any new signings. BUT Wenger must kick off the players who screw up every match – Eboue and Gallas.
Wenger, please buy Xabi for 16 million pound!
nadaaa we r nt signin anyone coz we have a very very bad manager. we are goin empty handed
He won't get another chance. Take your pick, Veloso or Johnson, or M'bia?
Lighten up, you sound like a child. He clearly changed his mind at the last possible minute, but because your so narrow minded you can't see that. Then you start spitting your dummy out and calling the site a disgrace just because inler made a huge u-turn and decided to stay. So, it seems chris did have it right about inler being on the verge of signing, but the deal didnt materialise (Which isnt chris' fault). Think before you write a comment next time.
@ seagy44, you cant blame chris bcos a player changed his mind abt signing! Some of u actually think this is a game of football manger. The guy reviewed the situation and realised if he comes to arsenal, he will be thrown in the deep end and maybe he isnt confident enough to shoulder the responsibilities. And besides we all knw football, this might jst be another scheme by the dubious and selfish species called “agents”! I for one believe alonso is the player coming and its dependent on their champs lge qualification but dnt rule out inler jst by this report.
I'm a fucking angry Arsenal fan Gooners we have missed out on a top class player
Ive noticed for some time now wenger has lossed his touch at persuading players
to join our club.And PLEASE gooners get it out of Ur head that Alonso is the answer to our problems because his not we need much a bigger and stronger player next to Frabagas if u guys tell me Alonso is good defencively it would
be a lie like i said many times he is to similar to Fabragas it wouldn't work.
Boy i would love Essien but in the real also Mr hill wood
has said this morning we don't need drastic changes hinted well fans don't
expect big changes.I'm saying we are in crises.
If Wenger was going to sign Inler – He would of done it long ago. The agent has been pushing this to get a better deal at Udinese. Wenger signed Ramsey as soon as he was available – Inler was always agent talk.
Wenger signs players really quickly when he wants them. Look at the last few deals he has done.
As much as we need a new midfielder looks like nothing is going to happen. if by Christmas we are in trouble he will go and buy – like he did Ade and Walcott.
Looks like we are in for a frustrating season if we do not get our best players fit.
WILSON PALACIONS from wigan Athletic i would rather him than Alonso any day of the week don't be surprised if wenger is interested .
this goes to show that your source aint reliable Chris … you were a victim of libel whereby you falsely claimed he as signed a four year contract with the gunners.
Therefore you made the fans believe with your statement which is infact a lie. On a level i know you are trying to be the best and accurate blogger around but i wish you can get your official facts before you come up with it …Don't always try to be Mr exclusive to a story that is not official / true.
i thought this was a realiable source site aswell .. i saved the this flipping shit on my desktop . first thing i open when i get home from work .. damn i would still him to get info about my team but would never tell anyone this is realiable.
It's not a big problem, the main thing is to BUY at least one player. I will be more than happy if he will be Xabi, he is the best player alongside Cesc. I have read at fansfc.com that Niko Kranjcar could join to Arsenal, but I think the Portmouth won't sell him.
So I am waiting for the one strengthen, but I won't be suprised if I will read an another joinig on 1 September.
Do you know anything new about Xabi's situation?
did u guys know that Wilson Palacios was on trail with us last year and that
wenger was the one that talked Steve Bruce in to signing him.
saw Attila u trust Alonso defenciveley
James Whos More Likely To Come Now
with senderos goin as well, does that not mean a defender being signed would be good aswell – or maybe not seein as le boss keeps playin song in defence. as for the midfielder we need one that can tackle? wot about someone like Manuele Blasi or lorik cana. i think stephan appiah is on a free now aswell
steven i think wenger might go for miguel Veleso we all know wenger is a huge
admirer of the player i think veleso was are mane target this summer but then wenger saw a bargain deal with inle but as we no inler has turned us down. saw i expect wenger to turn back his intentions to sign Velso
chris any news on Gervinho
So once again all is looking worse at the club. The squad is weak, Wenger is cheap and we're evacuating our players.
Personally i really like Senderos, i hope the milan rumours arn't true and he gets a run instead of Gallas. It looks like we have no options left. Wenger is getting rid of JD & PS and playing Song at CB.
Chris, Please give me some good news. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He's having a medical with Milan right now
Something is beginning to tell me that Wenger will not buy anyone before the close of the transfer window.
After a summer of broken promises it looks like we are going into the new EPL season alot lighter than we even were last year.
It just doesnt make sense, how can you not replace a player like Flamini? He was probably our most consistent player last year and not replacing him will leave a huge void in the team.
But Wenger is Wenger and he's a stubborn old sod at times and instead of admitting that he made a mistake in not making a signing weeks ago, would rather go into the new season with a weaker team just to make a point.
For the first time though, I do think that Wenger has got it wrong with his squad and time will tell. Come the end of the season we will be hearing the same old story….' this is a young team and I am convinced we will achieve blah blah blah'
hi gooner chris u hear anything about jan vertonghen of ajax being linked with arsenal i heard it from a rumour got nay news on that. Hes a DM belgian
“Gooner Talk are not known for jumping the gun”
He's a top Ligue 1 player, whether he could shine in the Premier League is another matter, would be very surprising if Wenger got him.
What I wrote stated that Inler will sign during this week. It took a late meeting to persuade Inler that a move to Arsenal is too EARLY. So parts of my first article were right.
I agree with you mate, of course I'll hold my hands up and admit I'm wrong and I do apologise for that.
We really do need to get someone in now …
yes top class player saw him the over day against Argentina buy far he was the best player on the pitch he even out shined Messi but Chris why would u be surprised
if we get him. The player is practically begging to come to Arsenal he has also said wenger has open the door for him
Maybe mate, but do we really need another striker?
I think first priority has to be central midfield as we seem to be fairly short and inexperienced there.
Me thinks Inler and his agent where using Arsenal to get a better deal. And we all fell for it hook, line and sinker!
Hello Gooner Chris,
I would like to first say I enjoy your blog and like the sterling work you do to provide us with updates and good articles, keep up the good work.
I do however feel that to seperate yourself from the rest of the Arsenal blogs you have to be reliable. I felt when you said Inler was going to sign this week was poor judgement as there was no concrete info out there to say he was going to sign. It has come out today he is staying in Italy.
You made a similar error of judgement with the Nasri story. Please do not become an unreliable source as it is better to be 5 minutes lte and be right the a day early and be wrong
You said and I quote “the 24 year old has agreed a 4 year deal”
Can I also add that, Inler would not have passed the chance to sign for Arsenal because it was too early, that just sounds stupid. I beleive that Arsenal did not show enough intent in signing him, Arsene can persuade most players to sign for us. Arsenal were obviously unsure about him, due to probably other targets and therefore Inler probably got fed up waiting for a firm offer and decided to sign a contract extension
Jamjam who do you think we should sign
Chelsea currenly have Deco, Lampard, Essien, Mikel, Ballack. Ballack is thye one that can be persuaded to leave
I was thinking the other day that while I think we do need a defensive midfielder, I can't help but think another attacking player is also needed on the right. In the first 2 games Walcott has not impressed and maybe a Gervinho or Jonathan De Guzman, who could play anywhere across the midfield and scores a lot of goals for a young midfileder, would be a better option. Denilson, Diaby and Eboue could play defensive midfield and De Guzman and Walcott would occupy the right side. It solves the problem of Eboue as a winger and gives us another quality addition in attack.
Just a thought really.
who is gervinho actually??
we shoud play walcot as a striker, and buy a right sided player( or stick rvp out there)