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On a serious note, do we need another striker? Davies, Porter, Commons, Hulse and trying to extend DJ's loan move. If Hulse was to move and Leicester wanted DJ back then maybe......then again if Hulse was to go why wouldn't we use the cash to buy someone?.

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Because you want stability in the team, Clough was moaning the other day that he hasn't been able to field the same back 4 for a decent run of games, we'l never be able to with these 1 month loan deals. I don't mind one a two loan deals each season, but he's talking about getting in another 2-3 more to add to what we already have.

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Arsenal are currently trying to sort out clauses in Sunu's contract and the Rams are just waiting for the go-ahead from the Gunners to take the youngster on loan.

"We are still after him, it's still a possibility," said Clough.

"Tom Glick (chief executive) is in touch with Arsenal every few days. The player is happy to come and we have agreed the wages with Arsenal, so it is just a case of them getting it sorted."

Sunu can play up front or from the right.

He was a member of Arsenal's FA Youth Cup-winning side last season and has made two appearances for the first team this season. He started the Carling Cup victory over West Bromwich Albion and was a substitute in the Champions' League clash against Olympiakos in Greece.

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Derby County manager Nigel Clough is hopeful of reaching a deal with Arsenal to bring striker Gilles Sunu to Pride Park on loan.

The France Under-19 international, 18, moved to Arsenal in 2007 but has only made two first-team appearances.

Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "We are still working and waiting to hear from Arsenal on that one.

"But we would certainly like him in if we could, and if we could get him on before Saturday then even better."


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DERBY County hope to tie up the loan signing of Arsenal youngster Gilles Sunu ahead of tomorrow's home game against Swansea City.

Everything has been agreed between the two clubs and the Rams are now waiting to speak to the striker who turns 19 next month.

Manager Nigel Clough has been looking to inject "raw pace" into his squad, and the French player and Everton striker James Vaughan have been targets for some time.

Clough wanted one or the other and it looks like he could now land Sunu – a physically strong, pacy forward, who can play up front or wide on the right.

"We have lacked a bit of pace at times, a bit of raw pace, somebody to run beyond the front two," said Clough.

"Paul Green and Stephen Pearson are providing it at the moment but just in our armoury, our 18, there is room for raw pace, which is where Sunu comes in."

Arsenal have been in contract negotiations with Sunu, whom they signed from French club Chateauroux for around £1m three and a half years ago.

Sunu has made two appearances for the Gunners senior team this season.

He started the Carling Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion in September and was used as a substitute against Olympiakos in the Champions League two months later.

A key member of the team that won the FA Youth Cup last season, he scored five goals in eight games including a hat-trick as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fourth round and one in the final against Liverpool.

He has been a regular in the Arsenal reserve side this season and scored in a 2-1 victory over Chelsea's second string this week.

He has also represented France at Under-17, 18 and 19 levels.

There is plenty of competition for places up front in Arsenal's first team.

Robin van Persie, Eduardo, Nicklas Bendtner, Theo Walcott, Andrey Arshavin and Carlos Vela are all ahead of Sunu in the pecking order for the London club.

But he is described as one of the brightest striking prospects in Arsenal's youth set-up.

It has been reported he could leave Arsenal in the summer, with French club Bordeaux said to be keen on the player.

Sunu would take the number of loan players at Derby to five.

The Rams already have Nicky Hunt, Michael Tonge, David Martin and Javan Vidal for the rest of the season.

Up to five loan players can be named in the 18 on match day.


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I hope he does, talkin to my gunner flatmate and he said he is awesome really quick and says get him if you can!!!

Definitely need a bit of pace, if pearson and green are all we have for pace that doesn;t look good lol

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Options Daniel options, we've got Hulse who's the big man up front, Porter who is pretty similar in his style and Commons thats not an out and out striker. Having a striker on the bench with abit of pace that can come on and take advantage of a dodgy defence playing a high line, is all good in my book.

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Derby County have today won the race to land Arsenal starlet Gilles Sunu on loan until the end of the season.

The France youth international forward has been tracked by Rams boss Nigel Clough for some time to bolster the attacking options at his disposal.

The Rams boss said: "We've been monitoring the progress of Gilles for quite a while and it has been no secret we've been looking to get him to Derby County.

"It has taken a little while to get everything done, but we're delighted we've been able to secure a deal with Arsenal to bring him here.

"He brings us some raw pace up front which compliments what Rob Hulse, Kris Commons, and Chris Porter provide for us right now.

"Gilles is still young and learning the game, so it is a great opportunity for him to develop and in turn we hope Derby County can benefit as well from having him with us."

Sunu completed the formalities of his temporary switch to Pride Park this afternoon and goes straight into the Derby squad for tomorrow's Coca-Cola Championship fixture at home to Swansea City, subject to clearance.

The 18-year-old has been described as one of the brightest striking prospects in Arsenal's youth set-up after joining from French club Chateauroux in July 2007.

He has featured for the Gunners in the Carling Cup and Champions League this season after establishing himself as a regular in the reserves during the last year, and he was on target in Arsenal's 2-1 reserve team victory over Chelsea last week.

He made his first-team debut by playing an hour in the Carling Cup victory over West Bromwich Albion in September, and followed that up by making his Champions League bow in December as a substitute in the Gunners' defeat at Olympiakos.


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