Arsenal agree fee for 19-year old striker + Other stories

Is he finally ready?

Is he finally ready?

Top of the morning wherever this post meets you. It was my birthday yesterday so I took a break off everything football. Consequently, this post will be as brief as they come.

So while I was partying yesterday, my darling Arsenal was fluffing its lines in what should have been a routine win. I did not see the game, so expressing my opinion will be grossly inappropriate.

From what I gathered,we conceded first, from yet another set-piece. It seems we have cultivated the habit of defending set-pieces. I know it was just a pre-season game, but we all know how much that cost us last season. One would expect that Wenger would have brought in a big centre-back to help us in such situations.

The only positive I can take from the game is the fact that Vela scored again. The decision to exclude him from the Copa America seems to be paying dividends already. This is to hoping he can carry on scoring into the business end of the season.

Manchester City’s latest recruit, Gael Clichy, this morning declared that he left Arsenal because he was tired of missing out on silverware.

The French man said he could have penned a new deal at the Emirates Stadium but could not face the prospect of more seasons like the 2010/11 campaign.

As annoying as this is, we cannot blame Clichy for seeking a new challenge because he gave his best while he wore the red and white of Arsenal. We can only wish him the best of luck.

So according to a fellow Arsenal blogger gunnerblog, we have agreed a fee of around $1.5m for 19-year old Costa Rican striker, Joel Campbell. His father, Humberto Campbell says that the deal will be finalised today, with Saprissa set for a final meeting with Arsenal’s envoy, Richard Law. 

Campbell has agreed a five-year contract, including provision for him to wear his preferred number 12 shirt which is currently unoccupied at Arsenal.

So there you have it, we have also snapped up our 19 year old. It remains to be seen what part he’ll play in our title assault next season.

That’s all for today, expect a more comprehensive post tomorrow by which time Campbell should be officially a gunner.

Any thoughts on yesterday’s game and our new signing? Please share them below.



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Posted on July 17, 2011, in What's happening and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. He cd perform wonders.

  2. This kid Campbell wont get a work permit – he’ll be on loan for a couple of years..

  3. i wil lik 2 c more new player at arsenal ds season bcoz ds season wil b a big chanlleg 4 evry club,d most tins is dat wil nid a central defender like chaill

  4. ifeanyi klinsmann

    who is he?i hav never heard of dat name b4 i pray he becomes d nxt dennis berkampis berkamp

  5. Wenger buy Cahil

  6. Let us face it, eight years without serious trophies says it all. But if it is true clichy said those things, then he is little off mark. Still goodluck to him.all. But if it is true clichy said those things, then he is little off mark. Still goodluck to him.

  7. Vela is a goalscorer. I’m glad we kept him back and it looks like wenger is finally going to give him a shot next season. It would be better if we played 4-4-2, though. I think he and theo could be brilliant up front next to van persie of chamakh.
    This guy campbell looks amazing as well. We might even get a special talent permit for him. He looks like another who would benefit from playing in a 4-4-2…

  8. We need a defendin nd attackin midfielder nd a centre defender n nt a striker.AW has ears bt cant hear we nid 2hop n pray 4a beta season ahead

  9. Amadhila hexlazo

    Gud wrk mr wenger….i min diz guy z gud….bt w nid a centre bck 2 b th partnr of vermaelen n plz wenger buy juan mata 2 play n da ryt wing n push walcott n da central position 2 partnr v.persie.

  10. Amadhila hexlazo

    Hw many strikers wl w hv dz season?w got vela,rvp,chamakh,bendtnr,probably walcott,gervinho n dz nu guy joel campbell-our new #12

  11. Thank u wenger 4 raping up ds deal coz wen d morney bag club com dey wont buy him but dey will spoil d transfer 4 us coz of extravagant spendng.

  12. pls wenger buy 1sriker and central defender.

  13. man u stil own d trophy,if wenger dnt sign samba

  14. Wenger pls buy cahill and samba to solidify our defence. We a strong defensive mid fielder like tiote or jenas.

  15. Try 2 pay 4 cahill and samba it make our defence 2 be strong.

  16. Arsenal….sack Wenger

  17. Anu michael bamigbade

    Mr wenger pls improve our sqaud by signin in some talented players,like samba,cahil,hamsilk to replace fabrigas,and arvares.

  18. If is to sign, try Cahil and you must stop childish signings

  19. fagbile segun

    its nice signing joel campbell he is talented and gonna make changes. But Try 2 pay 4 cahill and samba it make our defence 2 be strong.

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