Adrian Lopez: A Move That Could Prove Costly for Wenger

Arsenal are reportedly moving closer to signing Spanish striker, Adrian Lopez, from Atletico Madrid in a deal that could see boss, Arsene Wenger, finally spend some of the cash he has been hoarding over the past six months.

The Gunners are in severe need of firepower after their summer signings, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, continue to struggle in front of goal. They have scored just 12 league goals combined this season and rarely complete full 90 minutes under Wenger, leaving the Arsenal forward line in a perpetual state of change that hampers consistency.

It is a widely held belief that Wenger must spend this January and, having missed out on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar already this month, attention has turned to Spain and a reportedly unsettled Lopez, who could move to the Emirates for a fee of around £15m.

This sort of signing has already excited Betfair football pundits, hoping Lopez will become the new Santi Cazorla and not another Marouane Chamakh. By all accounts, Lopez plays the passing style of football so central to Wenger’s tactics yet also has the physique to be played as a big lone striker, much like fellow Spaniard, Fernando Llorente.

A big problem with this potential new signing, however, is that most times when Arsenal chase a new player there are three or four other clubs also interested. Yet very few reports are coming out of Spurs, Liverpool, or Everton eyeing up this 25-year-old here and, with just two goals for Atletico this season, Lopez may be another Jose Antonio Reyes in the making.

It will be interesting should the Spaniard join Arsenal just what kind of success he will make in the Premier League. A talented striker no doubt, his goals yield, despite playing alongside Falcao, is alarmingly low for a man expected to help Arsenal surprise the Premier League odds, and make it to third place this spring.


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  1. kuuku

    January 12, 2013 at 13:25

    is it that arsenal does,nt have money to sign good quality players or what,s the problem.

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  3. kuuku

    January 12, 2013 at 13:31

    wenger should consider the fans, and know that he,s breaking alot of heart,please we need quality players this jan 2013.

  4. Olaka Sunday

    January 12, 2013 at 13:35

    It will be a grate deal if Arsenal manager Arsene wenger could bring in loupez and more experience player despite the expenses to power on the forward and mildfield including the defense thank you. Arsenal for Life.

  5. ike

    January 12, 2013 at 15:40

    Hopes its happen cause wenger is a disappointment

    • Withwengerwerust

      January 12, 2013 at 18:14

      In reply to IKE
      Sorry mate i wish to add the word “great”
      i.e Hopes its happen cause wenger is a GREAT disappointment

  6. djbeast

    January 12, 2013 at 15:57

    Adrian is better on the wing , we can play a 4-3-3 with
    Jack Fellani/mvilla

    subs : Roscicy,Lescott,Ox,Giroud,isco

    if our team was like this we would be on the right road 4 getting a league winning team maybe after 1 more season

  7. azeez

    January 12, 2013 at 16:07

    Wat a stupid wenger.fuck uif he miss on lopez

  8. Christian

    January 12, 2013 at 17:36

    Wenger is a f**l, he is stingy. If u dnt buy gd players, God will punish u & karoke.

  9. zen20h

    January 12, 2013 at 18:06

    i think 15mill is too much for Lopez a bargain around 10-12mill is okay but i knw spainish are always better than guys coming from french league……..

  10. Prince

    January 12, 2013 at 18:25

    wenger shuld go out for quality players, wat kind of coach is he. plzz can any one get me his contact?

  11. Gugamugbia Peter

    January 12, 2013 at 20:24

    Wenger this issue of too much talking does not help the club achieve some thing bcoz all the good players are joining other clubs rather than Arsenal

  12. Peace

    January 12, 2013 at 20:37

    Wenger sees arsenal as his personal toy to use as he pleases. So, no hope! He deceives by saying he is looking for quality, like chamak, gervinho, squilacchi etc. until Wenger leaves or changes, no trophy!