Biglia claims Arsenal interest, but says Real are his priority

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Lucas Biglia, the Anderlecht and Argentina holding midfielder, claims that we have made contact over his signing along with Real Madrid. We’ve been linked with the player (and his club team mate Matías Suárez) for some time now, and he gave confirmation of this in a radio interview from his hometown of Buenos Aires (as reported by Diario Olé).

“There has been contact with Real Madrid, and also with Arsenal, and we are waiting. I have a contract with Anderlecht until June 2015, but the club knows that I intend to go. We have negotiated my release clause and if a club comes along that is willing to pay it, Anderlecht let me go. Real? If God wants. If Madrid makes a concrete offer, it is my priority.”

The release clause is thought to be around €10-12 million.

It remains to be seen whether Biglia is a Bigliar or not, but one thing that seems certain is that we are showing interest in holding midfielders. Considering the number of reports we’ve received about Arsenal being interested in Yann M’Vila, Javi Martinez, Odil Ahmedov and Lucas Biglia (with varying levels of substantiation), we are either looking to reshape our midfield, or employing some cunning negotiation tactics with Alex Song over his new contract.

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Nate

well fuck…

AFC

Funnily, I met this guy once at Brussels airport. All I remember was his huge Louis Vuitton handbag. Oh well. 🙂

Abhijith

Really? Madrid? You’ll be on the bench even if you play well son.

feygooner

What lies. Real will never play him.

Master Bates

well if he develop to a cunt like Pepe ,He’ll get playing time

Fatcunt

Bench…….. biglia…cunt…. nasris’ distant cousin?

Tenacious Defence

Nice to know were looking around at options. It’s an area where we need alternatives.

bc

A proper DM is exactly what we need. it would be my first priority for transfers in. obviously the rvp song and walcott contract talks are also right up there i feel that podolski is our rvp insurance in case he leaves whilst a dm signing will be our song insurance. i think wenger has also secretly sorted out his theo insurance with either suarez or affelay being that. if all 3 stay then he will have strengthened the squad as well as the team. if all or any of the 3 go at least he will have top class… Read more »

Gavqatar

What a load of sh1te!!!

As if Wenger would do that! Its what we all hope he would do, but it aint going to happen

Bunburyist

Well, thanks for announcing we’re your second choice, Lucas. I can tell you right now that if you’d settle for Arsenal, we might find it in our hearts to settle for you. M’Vila is our priority, you see. But we’d settle for you.

Master Bates

..and we already bought a lucas ,he was our second choice . we have so many lucases we are offloading one

Elizabeth W.

Kudos on the name.

Brandon

I hate that Arsenal end up second choice to the spanish cunts, but you have to understand the mindset of the latin people. Even if we won the EPL and the CL this year, they would still prefer Barca and Real to us. Those two teams are GOD in the latin world.

Goontang

i think Sergio Ramos might throw the dummy if you joined Madrid for stealing his look. we dont need any pretty boys in our midfield either. We’ve got all we’ve ever wanted in Mikel 😀

Nick

Right you are, lego hair is our midfield posterboy!

Ola

We only want players that seee us as priority and want to play for Arsenal. No more mercenaries !

THEREISBEARCUM

Grow up.

Leite

It gives me Hope that we are looking for a Proper DM,but Bilgia would be on the bench for realmadrid at least for the next 3yrs

iSayed

True. Why do Real want more holding midfielders anyway? They’ve got an army of those there – Alonso, Lassana, Sahin, Coentrao, Granero, Pepe, Altintop.

GUNNERS2013

I hate big mouthed n double minded players!

GUNNERS2013

big mouthed n double minded fans as well. yes you! looking at u!

Vick

Does you being a gunner expire in 2013?

GUNNERS2013

ohh Theo is good…one bad show. Theo is utter shit! I know a majority of u want him be sold to Chelsea. that’s unbearable of u so called diehard fans

alex

Oh good so if he turns into a decent player, he’ll end up at Real. I’ll pass.
I think M’Vila and Capoue are our best options in that area, and they seem the most likely to happen.

Master Bates

It makes sense signing an older DM ,By the time he starts diminishing or fucks off to Real madrid , Coq and Frimmy will be ready .

But I am more interested in that other Anderlecht player , Matias is pure talent

cupsui

Settle people its just an old quote…
All he says is that there has been contact from Real and Arsenal…
him and his manager have been saying the same thing for the last year…
nothing more nothing less. Its just them saying hey guys [real and arsenal] don’t forget about me…its BOLLOCKS!

The_Voice_Of_Reason

Biglia eh? got to be a joke around here somewhere

he might not be that good, maybe everyones just biglia him up?

to be fair, fine with just Song he’s biglia then him anyway

fuck got my coat im on my way out, taxi for one….

iSayed

That picture: HOLY SHIT Fernando Torres/Sergio Ramos lovechild!!

Fatcunt

Yeah let’s go on and bring up transfer news in which were second choice. I’ve got a few in mind.
Good players, turned cunt players……too much money (don’t care about playing time anymore)

Belemzy

why are interested on every player when we know its impossible to march their cost?

Tim

Or *april their cost.

Garo14

Yeah, but at that time we were winning trophies and were probably on a level with Madrid (if not slightly better), now we are neither, so I can understand why players would prefer them to us these days.

I’ve never seen this bloke play, so have no idea if he is decent or not. But I do think M’vila would be perfect for us.

ben

It looks like we’ve been targetting a lot of DMs and CFs recently. Do any of you think we’re gonna revert back to 4-4-2?

Or maybe we’ll keep 4-3-3, but use 4-4-2 as our plan B?

Gunner_Paddy

He’s got better hair than Torres, we must have him. LOL. In reality though, haven’t seen this player in action but it looks like he knows how to play the transfer game.

master floda

would be funny to see him frimpongin’ torres…

NorthernGoon

Alex Song”s a holding midfielder? Will someone tell him that please?

Nick

Every time I see pics of him I think I’m looking at Fernando Torres. I’d rather have M’Vila & if Biglia wants to go to Real to sit the bench (and win trophies) go ahead.

In disappointing but expected news Manure have announced the signing of Kagawa.

Another team who recognizes a need due to loss of a player and immediately fills it is Lille. The sell Hazard to Chelsea and days later they sign Marvin Martin. That’s how you do it! Arsenal money grubbers take note because we could’ve/shoudl’ve been in for Marvin Martin.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Marvin Martin? Who the fuck is that? You don’t mean Marvin the Martian do you?

Are we going to spend the entire summer blaming the Arsenal board for not buying every single player some other team buys?

argonaut

We’re probably sounding out a dozen players like him just to see whether a deal is possible at all and how they feel about Arsenal. If they start banging on about preferring Real or Barca or whoever else, then we know to just move on and not waste any time on them.

Arsene certainly wouldn’t want to sign someone who doesn’t want to be at the club and has ambitions set elsewhere. So, I’m fairly certain we won’t see this guy playing for us as he won’t settle.

M'Villa

He looks like fernando torres guys , sign me !

heihaci

we missed the trick on Marvin Martin

Drew World Order

Martin is a CM and Hazard is a forward, not really a direct replacement

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