Asamoah admits Arsenal dreams over

Published on: 17 August 2010

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has admitted that his hopes of playing for Arsenal this season are over as he will stay with his Italian club Udinese.

The 21-year-old was the Black Stars key player at the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola where he steered his country to the final.

This sparked news of interest from rival Italian clubs including Genoa and Fiorentina but Arsenal were thought to be the club with the biggest offer

But his not-too-impressive performance at the World Cup in South Africa in June seems to have killed off interest from the clubs.

Asamoah now admits he will stay at Udinese for the upcoming season as interest in his services has waned.

"I was expecting some news on my return from the World Cup. But I'm still here,” Asamoah said as the club prepares for the new season which starts this weekend.

“I will still be there for one season at least. I am happy here. I can still get better. "

Despite the departure of key players Gaetano D'Agostino and Simone Pepe, Asamoah insists Udinese will improve after finishing 15th last season.

“Gaetano D'Agostino and Simone Pepe left the club but we still have good players. We have a good team," Asamoah added.


  • emmanuel
    says: 9 years ago
    Dead news Ghanasoccernet. This news came abt 2 weeks ago and all the newspapers carried this story
  • Abrantie - In Da House
    says: 9 years ago
    He should start playing better if he is dreaming of moving to arsenal. I like Kwodwo a lot, but he has been a dpped form of late, since the WC. Very slow, no vision upfront, and falls easily....this cannot get you to arsenal my brother...wake up and be active, and the rest of the world will come after you. I know you have the talent!!
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    U ve' hit the nail right on the head, Abrantie. After his exploits in Angola I was expecting him to be the one to watch in South Africa. In fact I predicted he and Dede are going to be revelations for Ghana at the tournament. But for some reason he underperformed. And you are right he needs to improve on his game in particular his finishing and shooting in general. He also sometimes tend to be naive and allows opponents to push him around often waiting for the referee to intervene instead of using his huge frame to fend of opponents as Maradona used to do. If he does this the potential which all know he has will be realised and top clubs will soon come chasing him. I wish him Good Luck though.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    He has been a total flop off late,i was expecting a lot from him b4 the WC after his sterling performance in Angola but was very disappointing,i don't know whether it has to do with complacency.Hmmmmmm anyway i wish him all the best in his endeavors.
  • Gideon
    says: 9 years ago
    I think he should have been given the 10 jersey at the worldcup that could have boosted his confidence a little bit. And also he was injured on his ankle prior to the WC and throught the WC..He still got some juice in him
  • sam va
    says: 9 years ago
    i dont agree with u guys that he has dipped in form.the world cup is the biggest stage in world football and this being just his second tournament for his country he did not perform badly because he played almost every minute of the game and had a fantastic work rate to provide cover the aging sarpei on the left.his only problem is he tends to hold onto the ball unecessarily for far too long.i however think he will get better with time.dede on the other hand has already played two african cups and a junior world cup so naturally his confidence level will be higher.
  • teye
    says: 9 years ago
    he was the best Ghanaian midfielder at the world cup
    says: 9 years ago
    he is a great player needs to work on his shooting the were too many unnecessary long range shots he took during the w.c. he should also work on his distribution, always tend to put his head down that lead to faulty passes.
  • abbam
    says: 9 years ago
    Ghanaian footballers need better agents,agents who can get great deals and not spread rumors on the net.
    says: 9 years ago
    no! the best for ghana was kevin prince! followed by G.asamoah then ayew and then asamoah! but i like asamoah alot! he played as an attacking midfielder at the world cup and i think his best position is centre midfield