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Adebayor could follow Diaby through Marble Halls, and Walcott isn’t far behind…

65 comments January 13th, 2006

Abou Diaby, as he now wishes to be known, has completed his move to Arsenal. The fee is believed to be in the region of £2m.

Manager Arsène Wenger said: “Weâ??re delighted to welcome Abou to the Club. He is a strong midfielder and has shown huge potential during his time at Auxerre. He will be a tremendous addition to our squad. I feel he will be ready [for the first team] with a few weeks’ training.

He could be joined this afternoon by 21-year-old Togonese forward Emmanuel Adebayor.

He has qualities that we don’t have in the side. He is tall, good in the air and makes good runs,” Wenger said.

He is a bit of a Kanu type but he goes in more behind the defenders.”

Whilst many fans have doubts about the qualities of Adebayor, he is a tall, strong forward – a potential plan B that we’ve lacked for years. I for one am prepared to judge him on the strength of his performances for Arsenal, and that alone.

And finally, our third and perhaps most intriguing transfer target: Theo Walcott. This story just gets more and more confusing. Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe has rubbished the claims, whilst Arsene has been non-comittal, only admitting his interest in the player.

Claims that he was at Colney yesterday suggest that whilst the teenager may have agreed terms with Arsenal, there is not yet an agreement between the clubs. As Arsene puts it:

…but from me liking him, him liking the club and the deal being done, there is still a step to go.

Just one step though.

This is the kind of day supporters dream about. Enjoy it.

£10m Walcott To Sign Today…?

15 comments January 13th, 2006

No promises, but it’s starting to look likely.

Fantastic news if so.

It’s possible he could be unveiled along with Diaby and possibly one other today.

If there is a third signing, lots of sources are suggesting it could be Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

He’s certainly got a bit of previous.

Anyway, it seems certain that we’ll hear something from the club today. If that happens, I’ll update the site accordingly.

Isn’t this exciting?

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