Arsenal to ease striker woes with Louis Saha?

Chris Wright

12th, January 2010


By Chris Wright


Could Saha handle it at Arsenal? Apparently not

Louis Saha‘s future at Everton has come under speculation recently after his contract negotiations with the Toffees have stalled. It is thought that the French striker’s wage demands (£60,000-a-week) have become a sticking point as the Goodison club try to redefine the terms of Saha’s current pay-as-you-play deal.

The news has alerted a few interested parties (Tottenham and Liverpool are known admirers of the forward) but Arsenal look like being the first club out of the blocks with an approach for Saha who, after being linked with some audacious transfers recently, represents are more realistic target for the Gunners.

Saha would fit in well at Arsenal. He is pacey, skilful in and around the box and is capable of sublime finishing at times. If he gets a prolonged run in the team without injury (a big ask) then he is comparable to any of the strikers Arsenal have been linked with in January. Arsene Wenger has made it a precedent not to give players older than 30 long-term contracts, so a similar rolling deal to the one Saha currently has at Everton would be the most likely solution.

I think this could be a potentially fantastic move for both parties – Arsenal need a proven goalscorer and Saha would surely relish playing in a team where he would recieve so much decent service.

What do the Pies faithful reckon? Could Louis Saha be a viable replacement for Robin Van Persie? Would a low fee/high wage transfer represent good value for the Everton top goalscorer?

Posted in Arsenal, Everton, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. spectator says:

    the answer is a deep, firm and resounding MAYBE, and then the words ‘but probably not’ would inexplicably echo around.

  2. rayman says:

    No way, we should not go for Saha. With our bad luck and his injury record he would probably get a career ending injury a week after he joins us. The reason he gets moved on and even clubs like everton don’t want to sign him up to decent deals is because he is so frail, not because he isn’t a very good player, he is. But way too injury prone for us. The last thing we need is another sicknote joining us.

  3. osa says:

    We like them cheap,and if thats the only striker we can afford, ok its better than not having an alterative to what we have.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Saha is very good 4 arsenal pls winger should be very serious about it

  5. samhumphreys says:

    Im an Everton fan and would be absoloutely devastated to lose Louis, he is simply the best player i have seen in an everton shirt (im 16 by the way) and is vital to any hopes we have of doing well in and qualifying for Europe.
    For Arsenal i think it might be a good signing if he is willing to not start every game when he is nearing full fitness, this would probably hamper his match fitness and would probably not reach the heights he is at Everton, so big choice Arsene.. but Moysie please tie up his contract.

  6. jnny says:

    why do we keep buyin man u rejects

  7. kritter says:

    I’d rather have holding type. Even Toni. And that’s scraping the bottom of the barrel. Can’t we break the bank and buy Dzeko, Mr Wenger?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think louis Saha is a fantastic player that would do unbelievably well at a team such as spennymoor united or accrington stanley. Unfortunately, when the great name ‘Arsenal’ appears in the same sentence I have this horrible ache that takes hold of my stomach similar to when I am desperate for a No.2, which always alerts me to the fact that Arsene Wenger is edging ever closer to retirement and insanity, in no particular order.

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