Arsenal’s offer for Angel di Maria approved by Real Madrid

Arsenal’s offer for Angel di Maria approved by Real Madrid

Angel di Maria

Arsenal fans can now rejoice, as Spanish giants Real Madrid have approved Arsenal’s offer for their star winger Angel di Maria, confirmed by journalist Paul Breen-Turner on talkSPORT.

Angel di Maria

The Gunners were in preliminary talk with Madrid over a possible £26 million deal for Di Maria, who surely would drop down the pecking orders, should Gareth Bale sign for the Los Blancos, which is nothing but just a formality now.

Arsenal were also targeting Madrid’s star striker Karim Benzema, but it seems they’ll have to forfeit in the chase as his agent Karim Djaziri, has recently quashed the rumours saying his client has never had any discussions or contact with the Gunners.

Arsenal has had a disappointing transfer window so far, having failed to lure any big names, despite Arsene Wenger given a hefty transfer war-chest of £70 million. After the opening day 3-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa, and followed by fans’ backlash, Wenger is looking to make late incursions in the transfer market and is determined to land few quality players.

The Gunners have been linked with Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, but Di Maria seems a rather easy target, considering the circumstances in the Spain’s capital club.

The situation is more-or-less similar, when Madrid signed Cristiano Ronaldo for a world record transfer fee and sold out Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben. Here, they are on the verge of acquiring another top player, on a record breaking fee, which might leave the exit door open ajar for players of top quality like Di Maria or Mesut Ozil.

However, one cannot stop wondering – is Di Maria the right player for Arsenal at the moment? Obviously, he is young and highly talented but do the Gunners need a right winger? The money could have been utilized at other areas, where it requires immediate attention. The Argentine would be a marquee signing indeed, but a shinny toy, which Arsenal could have done without.

However, it would be premature to jump the gun regarding the signing unless the player has put pen to paper for the Gunners, there has been far too many false alarms this window for them, another one of the same kind is the last thing the fans would want.

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  1. For gowd`s sake fix up the defence first, we need a DM a RB and a CMD. Giroud will perform, so will Podolski. Wenger is the problem.

    • Wenger is definitely the problem. While I don’t have a problem with bringin in DiMaria, I do have an issue if it’s at the expense of the players we actually need. a CB and DM and a striker. I disagree with you about Giroud. He is by no means a top level striker.

  2. He would be a good signing. Chambo is out, so we only have Walcott who really plays right side. Wenger might even see di Maria as a pires type left sided player. Where he could cut in from the left

  3. If Arsenal do buy him then its good, Carzola can be moved centrally rather than on the wing and Podolski can be used as 3rd back up to cf if we get a wc striker or second choice lw and be on the bench and for roatation, Arsenal should get a gk, cd, dm, lw and cf and sell the rest of the deadwood and loan Miyaichi and sell frimpong, We need at least 22 players but hopefully we can get a rounded squad of 25 to cope with injuries and o fight for four cups.

  4. ‘However, one cannot stop wondering – is Di Maria the right player for Arsenal at the moment? Obviously, he is young and highly talented but do the Gunners need a right winger? ‘

    It might help in marginalising Theo Walcott, which is clearly high up Wenger’s priority list in a World Cup year…….

    • Is he not far better than Walcott? He is the right player for us if we really want to improve our team. He is young, talented and can score goals.

  5. zat wll b nice IF it wll cme true 2 c di maria ad benzema in a gooner shirt ad zats my dream cme true.

  6. that will be a good buy. we have ox, carzola, wishere, ramsey, rosicky, arteta, diaby, frimpong, zalalem, gnabry that can all play cmf or amf or dmf but we dont have any natural winger. di maria is good and we need him. that doesnt mean we dont need others like dmf, cb, and goalie. let us start activity first

  7. Buy him! Walcott will have an opportunity to play the position he wants in support of
    Giroud. We need all the arsenal we can put in place for the season’s ambition.

  8. He is a great player and he can only improve and become a top top winger at his peak he could be the next ribery. But you still need a right back and gk cb

  9. Great signing, a massive improvment on podolski and hopefully now cazorla will stay central instead of having to play on the left. Now we need a defensive midfielder, right back and hopefully rooney!

  10. As good as a player as Di Maria is, I agree with this article that he may not be the one that Arsenal actually need. I am a Chelsea fan, so I hope that Arsenal do purchase Di Maria. Because he is a winger, he will have to fight for time with Oxlade-Chambelain and Walcott.

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    • LOL Arsenal need a new team. Need Wenger out and need to win games.
      Has beens your not going to Europe next year thats a FACT.

  11. surely he plays on the left wing.

    He’d give us cover for Podolski getting injured and rotate with him, and if Giroud gets a knock Podolski can move to the centre and Di Maria goes on the left.

    If he can play on the right too then he can rotate with Theo. We have a good first 11. We need a good first 20 for a title push.

  12. Until l see arsenal jersey on him, l still don’t believe, because once biten twice shy. l have become a doubting Thomas against Wenger and his bunch of board members at the helm of affairs.

  13. Well I think Arsenal need to Sign four players
    Jackson Martinez £25m
    Angel Di Maria £30m
    Leonardo Bonucci £20m
    Julio Cesar £5m

    They will cost £70m

  14. This is the reason Arsenal fans are the joke of the EPL. We slate the manager and board for no signings and now we are linked to genuine star player, what do we do? we question if he is needed! FFS get a grip guys the bigger the squad and talents the better! Chelsea have shed loads of midfielders and still bought Willain! get a grip!

  15. Di Maria can play across the midfield. If you bothered to watch Real, he often switched positions with Ronaldo. He also played through the middle for Argentina, and sometimes for Real.
    He’d be a wonderful signing. If he does join.

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