RUMOUR MILL, August 23 - Arsenal line up Saints midfielder

RUMOUR MILL, August 23 - Arsenal line up Saints midfielder

RUMOUR MILL, August 23 - Arsenal line up Saints midfielder

First published in Sport

Arsenal are reportedly lining up a bid for Saints midfielder Victory Wanyama with captain Mikel Arteta out with an ankle injury.

The Gunners have already raided St Mary's for Calum Chambers this summer, who has proved his quality in several assured performances for Arsene Wenger's side.

Now they've supposedly turned their attentions to Wanyama.

Earlier in the summer the 23-year-old was forced to deny that he was keen on an exit from Saints.

In an interview with Nairobi-based Capital Sport, the Kenyan apparently spoke about playing for a side in the Champions League.

“I will be happy to play in any team that is in the Champions League, that’s my aim, I wanted to face a new challenge in English Premier League and now that I’ve conquered it, very soon I will be going back to playing in the biggest tournament in the world,” he is quoted as saying.

Wanyama moved to dampen the reaction to the words, writing on his Twitter page: “I have been miss quoted [sic] they didn't get my point”.

He did not expand on which part of the interview he was unhappy about.

It seems unlikely at this stage that the reported Arsenal link will come to anything.

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11:52am Sat 23 Aug 14

smuggins says...

"It is unlikely that at this stage the Arsenal link will come to anything" So why bother to report it then. A load of rubbish.
"It is unlikely that at this stage the Arsenal link will come to anything" So why bother to report it then. A load of rubbish. smuggins
  • Score: 10

11:54am Sat 23 Aug 14

SnapperSaint says...

WE WILL NOT BE SELLING ANYONE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!
Do you get it now everyone?
...and that includes Daily Echo, ARSEnal, Spuds, Manure, Diverpool, etc. etc.
Les, Ron, and Ralf have all said so...ENOUGH!
WE WILL NOT BE SELLING ANYONE ELSE!!!!!!!!!! Do you get it now everyone? ...and that includes Daily Echo, ARSEnal, Spuds, Manure, Diverpool, etc. etc. Les, Ron, and Ralf have all said so...ENOUGH! SnapperSaint
  • Score: 11

11:55am Sat 23 Aug 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

STOP cherry picking our Players when you are want cover for a Player.
STOP cherry picking our Players when you are want cover for a Player. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 4

11:58am Sat 23 Aug 14

montecristosaint says...

blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no pace at Southampton. Take the **** with you.
blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no pace at Southampton. Take the **** with you. montecristosaint
  • Score: -28

11:59am Sat 23 Aug 14

montecristosaint says...

blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no place at Southampton. Take the **** with you.
blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no place at Southampton. Take the **** with you. montecristosaint
  • Score: -32

12:01pm Sat 23 Aug 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Not surprised by this because having watched Arsenal's last two games they do need a player like Victor or Morgan.

This it timed to unsettle the players just before the run up to the transfer window deadline.

Expect these stores to increase on most of our players until it closes.
Not surprised by this because having watched Arsenal's last two games they do need a player like Victor or Morgan. This it timed to unsettle the players just before the run up to the transfer window deadline. Expect these stores to increase on most of our players until it closes. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 6

12:27pm Sat 23 Aug 14

legh_langston says...

They have obviously been so impressed with Calum Chambers, Oxlade-Chamberlain & Walcott that they want more! Great Compliment to Saints but do we take the money & move on? He hasn't always impressed the supporters, but is looking better this year.











great compliment
They have obviously been so impressed with Calum Chambers, Oxlade-Chamberlain & Walcott that they want more! Great Compliment to Saints but do we take the money & move on? He hasn't always impressed the supporters, but is looking better this year. great compliment legh_langston
  • Score: 1

12:30pm Sat 23 Aug 14

costa gaz says...

Think we are safe on this one, the story has been made up by Goal.com.
They spend most of there time putting two and two together and coming up with anything but four.
Can't see Vic leaving just yet.
However if he produces what I think he is capable of, then he may get his move to a big club next season.
Think we are safe on this one, the story has been made up by Goal.com. They spend most of there time putting two and two together and coming up with anything but four. Can't see Vic leaving just yet. However if he produces what I think he is capable of, then he may get his move to a big club next season. costa gaz
  • Score: 3

1:08pm Sat 23 Aug 14

jls217 says...

montecristosaint wrote:
blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no place at Southampton. Take the **** with you.
Imbecile!
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no place at Southampton. Take the **** with you.[/p][/quote]Imbecile! jls217
  • Score: 3

2:36pm Sat 23 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

The new e.u. directive reducing the power of hoovers,should slow down the footballing churches of satan picking up any player they are quite unable to produce FOR THEMSELVES! ,,,,look at our friend up in the former bastion of football..not what you expected LAST WEEK EH BREN??????..HAVE YOU GOT MY PURSE MR FENWAY?, ' ah yes...mr Ballotelli...oh hang on...samuel eto' is available danny welbeck no wait a min he'll have to go via hull or some other chicken feeder. like that girl in willy wonka I WANT MY ......CHEQUE BOOK........noW!!!!!
!!!!!MESSAGE TO OUR FORMER BIG TEAMS...YOU ARE A USELESS SACK OF SIX...YOUR INABILITY TO CREATE ANYTHING OF YOUR OWN....NOT TO MENTION SOMEONE BORN IN THE U.K...FOR THE NATION TO FEEL PROUD OF IS A JOKE!!!IF ISIS CAME FORWARD WITH SPONSORSHIP FOR THE FRONT OF ONE OF YOUR UGLY SHIRTS YOU WOULD TAKE IT!!!WHY ANY PLAYER LACKS THE SELF RESPECT AND DETERMINATION TO CREATE A NEW AND LASTING LEGACY FOR HIMSELF AND HIS STEPPING STONE CLUB, NEVER FAILS TO BAFFLE!!!!! i guess they were born to live someone else's dream OVER AND OVER.
The new e.u. directive reducing the power of hoovers,should slow down the footballing churches of satan picking up any player they are quite unable to produce FOR THEMSELVES! ,,,,look at our friend up in the former bastion of football..not what you expected LAST WEEK EH BREN??????..HAVE YOU GOT MY PURSE MR FENWAY?, ' ah yes...mr Ballotelli...oh hang on...samuel eto' is available danny welbeck no wait a min he'll have to go via hull or some other chicken feeder. like that girl in willy wonka I WANT MY ......CHEQUE BOOK........noW!!!!! !!!!!MESSAGE TO OUR FORMER BIG TEAMS...YOU ARE A USELESS SACK OF SIX...YOUR INABILITY TO CREATE ANYTHING OF YOUR OWN....NOT TO MENTION SOMEONE BORN IN THE U.K...FOR THE NATION TO FEEL PROUD OF IS A JOKE!!!IF ISIS CAME FORWARD WITH SPONSORSHIP FOR THE FRONT OF ONE OF YOUR UGLY SHIRTS YOU WOULD TAKE IT!!!WHY ANY PLAYER LACKS THE SELF RESPECT AND DETERMINATION TO CREATE A NEW AND LASTING LEGACY FOR HIMSELF AND HIS STEPPING STONE CLUB, NEVER FAILS TO BAFFLE!!!!! i guess they were born to live someone else's dream OVER AND OVER. lastminmoran
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Sat 23 Aug 14

just kidding says...

montecristosaint wrote:
blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no pace at Southampton. Take the **** with you.
Don't be a Count all your life mate...
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no pace at Southampton. Take the **** with you.[/p][/quote]Don't be a Count all your life mate... just kidding
  • Score: 9

8:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

justaSaintsfan says...

montecristosaint wrote:
blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no place at Southampton. Take the **** with you.
Perhaps you should consider doing both their jobs on a part time basis, proving that not only are you better than Ralph and Les, but you are also much cheaper!

I think the jury is still out on both Ralph and Les.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: blame Krueger and Reed for our continued perceived weakness in the market. I wish these two idiots would just resign and be gone they have no place at Southampton. Take the **** with you.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should consider doing both their jobs on a part time basis, proving that not only are you better than Ralph and Les, but you are also much cheaper! I think the jury is still out on both Ralph and Les. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 3

11:04pm Sat 23 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Victory Wanyama.... Surely a typo?
Victory Wanyama.... Surely a typo? KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 0

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