Arsenal Rumours: Gunners make inquiry for Chelsea midfielder

| August 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

According to The Telegraph and ESPN Soccernet Arsenal have made a shock inquiry for Chelsea’s experienced box-to-box/defensive midfielder Michael Essien.

Reports claim that the Gunners do not want a permanent deal for Essien, but are rather only after the Ghanaian on a season-long loan with our most recognised defensive midfielder Alex Song already having left for Barcelona.

While there is no doubt Essien has proven himself to be an immense player in the past, there is obviously question marks over his fitness and whether he is simply passed his used-by date.

As we all know Essien suffered a serious injury to his knee rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and miniscus in the pre-season of the 2010/11 season, leading to the Ghanaian dropping down the pecking order at Chelsea.

Essien has yet to feature this season and considering that Wenger said only a ‘top, top player’ would be considered at this stage in the transfer window I wouldn’ t say I am optimistic over this signing anyway to be honest.

Essien would prove to be a good squad player to cover for Wilshere while he is on the treatment table and Arteta if he too gets injured, but it is hardly the ambitious transfer we were all hoping for in finding a replacement for Alex Song, especially considering Arsenal have recouped all the money they spent on Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud by selling both Song and Van Persie.

What do you guys think? Would the move for Essien be a good one? Feel free to leave a comment below or discuss Essien in the allArsenal.com forums.



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  • http://google a.abaure

    essien? He is not a good a solution for arsenal defensive midfield as he is suffering with a huge injury and lost of form, he is also not considered at chelsea, so how wenger is looking at unused player from his main rival, he should sign cabaye, mvila, tiote or dempsey + gud striker dzeko if he is seriously to contest for the tittle.

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  • Altharique

    It will be very good if we get essien from chelsea.he is a proven strong dm.we can use him as better squad player.but a quality signing like mvila or biglia will be most effective because most of our players in treatment table than on the field.
    But I think wenger will not make any new signing in the last minute.we must include a dm and a striker now otherwise the same story will repeat. Hope this will be a good season for us

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  • http://thesun.co.uk Nii

    yes wenger should go for dzeco cos he as the epl experence and it can help we are playing will all we need is some one who can put the ball in the net that is all we need so wenger should do all he can to bring dzeco

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  • http://www.opuiyoconcept.com greatest

    If your are a true gunner well no day wenger is not going to sign any body again if he can get essien as a cover up I Belive is a gud idea sha at list let’s have option in dat department.

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  • yusuf

    pls wenger go for dzeco we need can of player like dzeco pls wenger we stil need a player

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  • ify

    wenger can go 4 mikel obi

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