Genius striker offered to Arsenal for €10m plus World Cup star

Genius striker offered to Arsenal for €10m plus World Cup star


Finally there is some good news for Arsenal fans from Italy. Tuttosport have reported that AC Milan have offered Italian striker Mario Balotelli to the Gunners for just €10m plus Costa Rican World Cup star Joel Campbell.


Balotelli has been linked with the London club for quite some time now and was pictured last week in front of the Arsenal logo while shopping with his girlfriend.

Earlier the former Manchester City striker was heralded as the scapegoat for Italy’s disastrous World Cup campaign. The 23 year old’s agent Mino Raiola had however earlier flirted with the rumours linking his client with the Gunners saying, “Arsenal are one of the very few clubs who can afford to have Mario’s services. ”


Moreover Milan’s vice president Barbara Berlusconi had also claimed that the striker wan’t irreplaceable. Moreover, club President Silvio Berlusconi had also admitted that he was confident of selling the former Manchester City man to a “top English club” for €35m. However the recent developments comes a major shocker.

There is no doubt that Joel Campbell had a fantastic World Cup for Costa Rica but the 22 year old who spent the last season on loan with Olympiacos was touted to make an impression at the Emirates this season. The youngster joined Arsenal in 2011 but is yet to feature for the Gunners after several other loan spells in FC Lorient and Real Betis.

Would Milan’s offer be enticing for Arsene Wenger to acquire the services of a proven Premier League striker but with disciplinary issues?


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  1. Balotteli is a fantastic player but his off field attitude is deplorable and wouldn’t potray Arsenal’s image rightly!! He sould be left alone to my opinion.

  2. We don’t need him campbell is ok and his the star 4 the future right now….his quick,fast,energy,and he works hard to make sure there is wining 4 me I don’t like balo he is 2 Rud and he don’t miss his Red card issues….Ac stay clear ok

  3. Cambell, to me should not be sold for no reason. Balotoli is good, but giving out Cambell for him I say it is not ideal. Gunners 4ever.

  4. It wouldnt be a bad idea at all to do such business with a club lyk ac Milan.balo is a good player

  5. ac milan are crazy. its an insult to arsenal for us to pay 10m plua campbell for balloteli. milan should go to hell with their useless balloteli

    • AC Milan probably means Balloteli plus €10 million for Campbell. This is a good deal for both parties. The problem would be Ballotelis wages, but I wouldn’t give him more than 70k a week, the same wages as for Campbell, who is btw also younger.

  6. Ballotelli is not the right player for arsenal, he is lazy, has an attitude problem, and will just desperate the club. This story could not possibly be true, as AC Milan wouldn’t insult us by asking for a very good player and money for him

  7. I disagree this swap joel is ok but if you need balo get him but not with joel swap

  8. He is good no doubt. We have lacked that forceful spirit in the team. But as for the statistics, let understand that this guy scored many penalties and that has made the figures look impressive. If we can’t find a way to keep him happy, and motivated then let’s not touch him. He either joins for straight cash or he stays back in Milan. We can’t afford to swap any player for him to make the move.

  9. Supper Mario is a great Hit man and very much needed at Arsenal for the sake of wining trophies but selling Campbell will be a mistake.

  10. Crazy,senseless,madness that’s how I can describe AC Millan offer of balotelli for campbell,he’s got age on his side and can improve further. What we can’t get in vera we av it in campbell. I say no deal. Campbell is a workaholic and a great guy wiv attitude unlike balotelli who will rubbish us when it matters.

  11. Campbell is the man that Arsenal needed not Mario. Joel is that man who can change the game by his pace and work rate and he is more genius than Mario when we talk about passing games. Arsenal didn’t win EPL last year bcos lack of pace upfront (injuries of Walcott and Ox). We will not sell him and Wenger knows what is the best for his team.

  12. I think it is high time, both Arsenal board members and the fans forgot about this Mario Balotelli! Please, let worry about issues of utmost important.

  13. No way should we sell Joel he was impressive during the World Cup he’s big and strong has the ability to run at defenders and is not afraid to have a shot from outside the box.It seems like Milan want to dump Mario to any club who wants him after all who reduces the price of their top players? Thanks but no thanks.

  14. I get the feeling that Wenger’s going to either sell him or farm him out on loan anyway.

  15. That kind of a deal is not acceptable. If we are to deal on the issue of Baloteli — why on earth should we include Campbell???

    Campbell is a player for the future this is the right time for him to go through the mill at Arsenal.

  16. Since is not sure dat campbell is gonna be given a work permit at arsenal,so why not sell to get balloteli,bcuz am very sure dat wenger will handle balloteli and can get the best out of him,since he has handle a very sturborn guy [ FLAMINI ], Dat are even stubborn dan balloteli b4.

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