“Arsenal sounded me out about a possible transfer” – Brazilian striker reveals Gunners move that never was in 2006

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal were interested in Vagner Love – and approached him in 2006 over a move to the Emirates Stadium, according to the man himself. 

The Brazilian became a recognisable name beyond his homeland with stories of his "playboy lifestyle" and his instantly distinctive blue braids, helping the Selecao to two Copa America victories and winning a UEFA Cup in 2005 with CSKA Moscow. Still playing at the age of 37 for Danish side Midtjylland, he could well still be on a list of Gunners' targets, since the north Londoners are in need of a striker this summer.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.