Date: 17th August 2011 at 4:50pm
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talkSPORT is reporting today that Arsenal are holding talks with Lazio’s Argentine striker Mauro Zarate, according to the player’s agent and brother.

It is thought that the 24-year-old would be available for a fee of around £10m and Atletico Madrid and Spartak Moscow have also expressed an interest in the Argentinean as he has fallen down the pecking order at Lazio following the arrivals of Djibril Cisse and Miroslav Klose this summer to Lazio.

Zarate is no stranger to the English game as he spent 2008 on loan at Birmingham. He was not able to make his move permanent there as Birminghma got relegated. But I ask myself that question: is this the kind of players Arsenal should be signing?

Zarate is a decent striker but nothing amazing as you can see from the video below. We have bought in too many average players in the past and it has not worked out for us. What would the difference be with Bendtner and Zarate? Not much if you ask me. What are your thoughts on Zarate?


0 responses to “Wednesday Rumour: Arsenal are in talks to sign Argentine striker”

  1. bob says:

    he actually looks very good ….

    unlike chamack did in videos

  2. ben says:

    do you even know anything about zarate? he is a class act. dribbling, touch, goals, passing, free kicks. he’s a class act. hes completely different to bendtner.

    what a completely stupid article this is. he would be great at arsenal

  3. Iyamu Martins says:

    He looks better than all the strikers we currently have except RVP.

  4. 49Unbeaten says:

    I’ve actually liked Zarate for a long time. He’s just gone a bit stale. I’m sure a move to us would re-ignite his career. He’s a great striker.

  5. 49Unbeaten says:

    Plus i don’t think the video you’ve posted on here really does him credit. See these instead…..

  6. para says:

    For signings we will have to wait until next Tues match and when we have qualified.

    I guarantee you Wed will be much activity to get the players who have been lined up, but who obviously want CL football, it will be yes, yes, yes i’m coming to AFC now.

    Don’t even think of not qualifying you all.

  7. ifeanyi klinsmann says:

    wenger is not serious about all this transfer.if he is what happened 2 scot dann and jadson.this man should stop playing with us ok!

  8. DEO says:

    Arsenal needs a brave and confident striker who can take on defenders. Zarate fits that profile. He is also cheap and can improve like Henry did. I also think that Jadson will replace Fab alongside Jack

  9. ken says:

    Please buy someone before the liverpool game

  10. Salako ademola says:

    Am disappointed in this site.Zarate is a world class player

  11. ak47 says:

    if thats the best footage of him you can find then we better not sign him. mata hazard defender and were nice. oh and keep nasri

  12. oscar c. says:

    wenger shud stop jokin wit us, if he wnts 2 buy he shud buy, we dnt need rumours.

  13. Since d window open,zarate is d best player to av bin link wit us…cheap..pls wenger get dis one 4 us n make d fan happy again.

  14. ymer says:

    bay zarate he is world class player good for arsenal

  15. BatonRougeGooner says:

    he is a super quality player that wenger needs to sign

  16. Oladipo duns says:

    Wenger should go for strikers like benzema neymer

  17. steve says:

    u guys are all wrong. zarate is an attacking midfielder. if we buy him he is replacing cesc. this is the best news i have heard in a very long time. he can pass just like cesc,but he scores goals and dribbles past players. i remember when birmingham got relegated i wanted arsenal to sign him. any arsenal fan should pray that this is not a rumour,he is the closest we will ever get to replacing cesc .this guy is a classact and i cant believe lazio are only asking for 10 mil . there must be a situation with his contract ala nasri. if this guy signs for arsenal,the fans will soon forget if cesc ever existed! mark my wards,wenger could pull off the con off the century if zarate joins us for 10 mill!!!!

  18. Mark says:

    Never heard of this guy. Would he be a better add than Hazard or Mata?

  19. Hedris says:

    He is nice and a decent player.i believe if we sign him,he is going to perform bcos he as already ve an experience in d league.

  20. mansour abballa says:

    he is fabillous but how many we have considered be4?

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