Arsenal: Gunners chasing the next Patric Viera

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba (Google Creative Commons)

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba (Google Creative Commons)

According to the Sunday Mirror, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks set to make his third attempt at signing French midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba was an outcast at Manchester United as despite his talent, he appeared just not ready make a serious commitment to his football at Old Trafford having refused to sign a new deal and was sent packing to Italy with joining Serie A champions Juventus.

The Frenchman excelled in Turin and had a breakthrough season, but he appears to have never truly settled into his life in Turin and once again he looks as though he could be on the move in the coming transfer window.

Reports that Arsene Wenger is looking to make a move for the player has many believing that Pogba could potentially be the next Patrick Viera for the Gunners.

Arsenal will have to pay top dollar for the player as he is not for sale unless there is likely to be an offer of around £15 million or more.

Although Pogba has a flair for the rash action, including having been sent off for spitting at an opponent earlier in May, his tenacity is something that the Arsenal midfield has lacked in recent seasons.

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  1. Partson Mpofu says:

    The problem with Arsenal is Wenger, the manager is too stingy & very economical! What’s left is for him to leave, money is there but can’t spend. What’s the use to spent 17 years at the club won 3 cups. Some spent 26 years, won 38 cups, some 4 years 13 cups, what’s the ratio! Wenger wake-up we need, a goal keeper, 2 midfielder & 2 strikers, don’t buy kids!

    • ola says:

      No my brother,we fans are the problems. We groan and complain about everything,every speculations weither it is true or not. Tell me what has your comment got to do with the article. Nothing,abosolutely nothing. Let assume the speculation is true,then you don’t know anything about good players and you are so blind to know when you see one. Podga is a quality player irrespective of his age.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That’s the problem with us fans.We haven’t been able to realise how Wenger has transformed our club to such a competetive outfit since he came.By building a stadium thatalmalmost doubled our income,it meant a strain on our finances to buy top quality players.However we expect an improved season,because we are almost finishing the stadium payments.In Wenger ,We trust.

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you still paying for the stadium or u have already finish paying.?

      • Sabre says:

        Still paying for the stadium but it is being paid back very fast. The kit deal with Puma means Arsenal get £30M a year and same with Emirates. That means Arsenal will have £60M to spend a year on players if they want to. Puma and Emirates are not stupid, they are giving Arsenal that money because they expect success. Wenger supports Arsenal more than most Arsenal fans and has turned the club from a big club in England to one of the biggest in the world. Some people are so stupid, all they can see is today. Wenger has planned for many decades.

  3. Anonymous says:

    arsenal should sign Pogba!

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