Wenger on what happened to Chamberlain deal

https://i2.wp.com/gunnerblog.com/images/oxladechamberlain.jpg?resize=290%2C210Arsene Wenger has revealed he was unsuccessful in his pursuit of Alex Chamberlain during last month.

The Southampton youngster has become a much coveted prospect in English football this season and attracted interest from several Premier League clubs during the January transfer window.

Arsenal were believed to be favourites to secure the midfielder’s services after the player’s father Mark Chamberlain labeled Wenger’s side as the “ideal choice” for his son.

But Southampton’s rigid demands which included a £10 million fee and the condition of keeping Chamberlain on loan at the club until May is what looked to have broken down any deal with Arsenal.

And Arsene Wenger has admitted defeat – for now at least – in his chase of another recruit from St Mary’s following Theo Walcott’s in 2006.

“He is one of the players I liked personally but we could not get any further with him so I cannot give you (media) any more news” Wenger said.

The Frenchman though, may not end his pursuit of the gifted midfielder and when asked whether he will make a second move for Chamberlain in the summer, Wenger was coy on his plans.

“We will let you know (if we will go back for him in the summer)” he said.

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15 thoughts on “Wenger on what happened to Chamberlain deal

  1. Oh well…..in any event, AW should be concentrating on getting a back up (or starting) Central Defender.

  2. £10 million for a league 1 player is a joke. SWP,Ashley young is worth that.
    Van der Vaart and Adam Johnson were bought for less than £10 million.
    English players are so overrated.

    1. Lol You mention the cheap prices of SWP and Ashley Young, then you add the price City paid for Adam Johnson.

      Then you contradict yourself by saying English players are soo expensive. So which one is it?

  3. A summer move might work but he could be more costly as more teams will bid for him and more Sugardaddy teams will see him as a viable target. Wenger has the upper hand because of his legendary skill in developing youth players and because Alex’s father wants him at Arsenal. however 10m sterling is a hefty packet to pay and I doubt AW will accept that if he didn’t in January!There will be other talents coming in it seems and money will be an issue after the season…we will see!

    1. the price wasnt the issue it was that wenger wanted to keep him at arsenal reserves so he could watch him but southampton wanted him back on loan 🙂

  4. I think he’ll end up at Arsenal in the summer along with Sakho and Hazard hopefully. That would be some great additions.

    £10m for Chamberlain
    £13m for Sakho
    £18m for Hazard

    But we can get rid of Rosicky for a few £m and hopefully Denilson as well. If Schezny can keep things up we don’t need to spend millions on a keeper which looked likely.

  5. Van Persie

    Hazard Nasri Fabregas Arshavin


    Sagna Sakho/Djourou Vermaelen Clichy



    Actually looking at that do we need him?, Walcott not even playing..

    1. except that you must be the only person in the world who figures Cesc will still be with us next season. His move to Barcelona was tied up last summer I reckon. Apart from that, a good side…put Walcott in now.

  6. Wenger just signs too many kids and when they are not good enough,they are discarded. It’s a sheer waste of time. Had he bought the right players most needed a few seasons ago,Arsenal could have won at least one of FA/cl or epl. Instead the gunners were whipping boys for Chelsea/MU/barceleona.
    Hopefully this will change this season and I will be satisfied if the red faced is beaten. He can’t stay unbeaten against Arsenal unless the ref gives him a dodgy penalty or other game changing decisions ie gunner rc/offside goal allowed for him but disallowed for the gunners/etc.

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