Teammate expects Hangeland to join Arsenal if deal is offered Fulham midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise insists his countryman Brede Hangeland would not turn down a move to Arsenal should Wenger come calling.

Helge Riise – brother of former Liverpool man John Arne Riise – feels his Norweigian teammate could end a long summer of speculation once “a big club” makes a move.

Hangeland only joined Fulham 18-months ago but following a solid campaign last year, some of England’s top sides have been keeping tabs on the 28-year-old.

Arsene Wenger confirmed his interest in the lanky defender on Friday saying: “We have had a look at him, yes. We have not contacted Fulham, not contacted Hangeland, not made our choice on him or anybody else.”

Fulham have reportedly slapped a £15 million price tag on the player since then, but one of Hangeland’s colleagues has hinted the man who scored against Arsenal last August is likely to accept a proposal from the Gunners.

“If a big club like Arsenal make an offer for him, I think he will take it. But I do hope he stays with Fulham as well.” Riise told Sky Sports News.

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12 thoughts on “Teammate expects Hangeland to join Arsenal if deal is offered

  1. why does wenger have to play games with players,we need a centre back so just go out and get hangeland .id say he could leave for 10 million we know what we are getting,an absolute rock,wenger keeps sayn we have cash well its time for action,only 4 days left!!!!!!!please arsene we need this guy

  2. let wenger make a rod for his own back, after been given the blue print for success he has gradually turned us into a small mediocre team who are not feared anymore. when we are out of the premiership race early again, the long suffering supporters will give him the heave ho

  3. i am honestly getting irritated by Wenger and the Arsenal board. It is evidently clear that we need a big defender a la Tony Adam & Keown but we rather choose to play this game of winding down the clock and looking for a cheap deal. The wise move would have been to get in your new additions before the season start, if we arent getting any new player it would be polite to tell the fans and let hope for the best this season.

  4. daid you no that m8.think wenger is the only person in the world that thinks we can chalenge -liverpool-man united -chelsea.with the team we have now. we will be lucky to come 5th or 6th.its the defence that need fixing big time.if you seen the pre sesion games the defence was a big let down.midfielders and strikers are ok.but wenger has to get it sorted this week.arsenal 4ever

  5. what a buch of tossers you lot are.
    Wenger knows more about whats going on then any of you muppets.
    as for negotiating for players do you think its wise just to pay any price?
    u probably do as ur PLASTIC fans hat never contribute anything other then bitching at wenger.
    i know the fans would rather have Wenger at the club then disloyal fans like you jonnycumlately muppets who call yourself Arsenal fans.
    fuk off and suppoert another club.
    as a long standing season ticket holder i would rather have Wenger then any of you muppets.

  6. Dude i just paid for my season ticket and it cost me almost 3 grand so i’ll say what i want.


  7. tossers. the hangeland is not worth 15 mil, especially since he does not even fit our system. I wonder if people actually use their heads?

  8. sweets, may I ask how do you arrived at the conclusion that Hangeland won’t fit into our system? It’s too early to tell. I remembered Bacary Sagna fitted into our system just like “hand in glove” during his first season with us.

  9. if only Wenger can read the comments about the Arsenal fans and how they feel for the club, he would sign at least two pple. Pleas God, talk to wenger and let him boost the club. By the way guys, Hleb has admitted he regret leaving Arsenal for Barcelona.

  10. I remembered Helb said that he left Arsenal because the club lacks ambition to win trophies..Now he is singing a different tune..LOL

  11. The centre back we should be going for is Ben Turner from Coventry. Big, tall and strong, he is able to read the play and direct his team. He’s very quick for a guy his size and he’s only young (20 or 21 I think). He would cost a lot less than Hangeland, but IMO over time we would get more value out of him.

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