Monday, November 11, 2019

Arsenal in £7m raid for Man City star

Arsenal are set to make a move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards for a fee in the region of £7 million according to the News of the World.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be a keen admirer of the England international who made his debut for Man City just three years ago, and the Gunners boss is hopeful of landing Richards at a cut price.

City turned down a £5 million bid for the defender in July 2006 after Richards impressive displays caught the attention of top European clubs, earning the defender his full England call-up in November 2006, becoming the youngest ever England defender at 18-years-old.

However, Richards has failed to recapture such form this season after a serious injury last year and with the new owners looking for top class international defenders Richards may find himself forced out at Eastlands.

Elsewhere, Zenit St. Petersburg are believed to have rejected Arsenal’s “last offer” for star midfielder Andrei Arshavin according to reports on goal.com.

However, talks are said to still be ongoing with Zenit keen to avoid upsetting the player, who is rumoured to be ready to strike should his deal with the Gunners fall through. Arsenal are said to value Arshavin at a far lower price than Zenit’s £20 million asking price.

Sources: The News of the World, Goal.com

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I think Arsene Wenger is a little behind the times in terms or transfer fees and £7million isn’t enough for city to sell one of their quality young players in this day and age and as they are still short on cover in defence I can’t see it happening.

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this is a signing i agree with we need a defender, on arshavin as much as i would love to see him play for the arsenal i am getting really bored with the saga and we could make do without him, as we could recall traore from pompey and he can play lb or lm..

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