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Arsenal Ready to Trigger £7.5m Release Clause to Sign Newcastle United Striker Demba Ba

by The Newshound

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Emirates Stadium side look to snap up St James’ Park marksman next month.

ARSENE WENGER will go all out to sign Demba Ba in January.

The Arsenal manager knows he can land the Senegal striker for £7.5million due to a buy-out clause in his Newcastle contract.

Wenger is desperate for a proven Premier League striker after selling Dutch superstar Robin van Persie to Manchester United.

And he believes Ba could be the answer. Despite intense speculation last summer, no club stepped forward to trigger Ba’s clause — but Toon manager Alan Pardew revealed it will re-activate next month.

Arsenal are ready to offer him £60,000 a week plus add-ons.


Arsene Wenger needs goals and has the money to spend in order to get them. However if the Gunners boss can pick up a proven Premier League talent like Demba Ba for the relatively low fee of £7.5m then clearly this may well appeal to the Arsenal manager more than the idea of going against type with a huge offer for another target.

Demba Ba netted twice last night to move the Newcastle United forward to the top of the Premier League goal-scorers charts and this fact will not have gone unnoticed by other sides keen on the Senegal international. It also helps that his national team side were knocked out of the African Nations Cup qualifying stages so won’t be away on international duty for the best part of six weeks.

The former West Ham man may well jump at the chance of a move to Arsenal, not least because he will then get a first taste of Champions League football.

Though Olivier Giroud has shown signs of improvement the North London club desperately needs alternatives up front, not least because three players who can be used as strikers, Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott and Gervinho, are seemingly only considered as wide options by Wenger.

Ba has netted 26 goals in 48 starts for the Magpies having previously scored seven goals in 12 appearances for West Ham.

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