Arsenal Poised To Spunk £20m Of ‘Fabregasri’ Cash On Scott Dann + One Of Shakhtar’s Brazilians

Chris Wright

12th, August 2011

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By Chris Wright

The ‘desperate Dann’ puns are writing themselves this morning, with the news (which is being carried by nearly all of the major papers) that Arsenal are set to gazump Stoke City and Aston Villa after opening talks with Birmingham over a £10 million move for Scott Dann, i.e, Brum’s other, non-werewolf centre-back last term.

Altogether more enticing is a rumoured move for pint-size tricky-dicky Shakhtar midfielder Jadson who, the Daily Telegraph are adamant, was the subject of a £10-12 million bid from Arsenal when the representatives of the 27-year old Brazilian flew into London to tout their wares yesterday.

While he’s hardly a sufficient replacement for either Cesc Fabregas or Samir Nasri, Jadson is probably one of the better options Arsene is going to be able to muster with just 11 days left to spunk his windfall – especially given that, if what we’re led to believe is true, Juan Mata is pretty much a no-go.

So, any thoughts Gooners? Will Dann provide the ‘British-ness’ that everyone seems to feel Arsenal lack at the back? Personally, I’d have half-a-mind to make him captain as soon as he signs on the dotted line.

As for Jadson, would he help paper over the cracks, at least temporarily, or is another five-foot-nothing sprite the last thing that Wenger needs to be shelling out good money on at the moment?

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  1. Dan says:

    Wouldn’t write out Liverpool making a late bid and getting Dann….. that’s what i hope happens anyway.

  2. Manolo Garnix says:

    But what is it on his shirt? two tomatoes or a big behind?

  3. spurness says:

    thats a poppy idiot

  4. Grant says:

    Personally, I’d still like to see us go after someone like Per Mertesacker. Don’t get me wrong I think Dann is a good buy for 10 million, but we need better defenders than Squillaci and Koscielni. Spend another 20-25 million on Mertesacker and then trouser the rest until the January window to see if we need reenforcements due to injury or something.

  5. Backov D'Annett says:

    20-25 million for Mertesacker? Are you on crack? He should get Dann, Mata, and a dirty bastard defensive midfielder (Joey Barton anyone?) and we’ll be set (Till January)

  6. Alex says:

    Wenger said he’s not spending any more cash on centre backs. lol

  7. sukrut says:

    jadson is a good player,actually i rate him higher than nazri..

    dann is decent player but better that their 3rd choice

  8. Solihull United says:

    as a blues fan its gonna be tough to see dann leave, but who’s gonna turn down a bid from arsenal. he wont get a lot of playing, but glad to see a blues player going to a top club. doesnt happen too often!

  9. AussieGooner says:

    Arsene Wanker has lost his marbles. It is too late to do any decent business & unfortunately, with Wankers stubborness in not accepting that Fab’ doesn’t want to play for us anymore & ignorance over Nasri’s want to be a boot boy at Sh!tty, I feel our season was over before it even began. Wanker should have manned up, packed the bags of the two want-a-ways, & gone to the market a lot earlier to flesh out some solid horse meat to add some real cement to our defensive void & muscle to our midfield. Instead he is make a last minute desperate plunge for Dann & some other unknown…no doubt he will pay overs for them.

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