Two Out, Two to join? Wenger's Empty Words have Worn Thin but he's Right about Gervinho!!

Wenger looks to have got it right when talking about our new signing:

Gervinho could be an instant success 

He certainly buried his two chances very well yesterday.

He looks to me like he has adjusted very quickly, let’s hope it goes quickly for him. You never know, some players take six months and some players take two weeks.

Well, it took him a lot less than that but I know some fans will look at yesterday’s game as being far removed from the challenge he faces in Premier League or Champions League but come on, FC Cologne aren’t a bad side…

What was so glaringly obvious yet again yesterday was how poor our defence is….

Time and time again we got caught out and if we carry on in such a way, Premier League sides will destroy us.

It’s all very well for Wenger to speak about what he is trying to do, how he knows we need a defender and he will work hard day and night to sign one but to date these are empty words. If he was trying that hard, he would have signed a defender or two by now – it’s all b****x in my mere humble opinion and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see us start the season with the same old defence which equals the same old problems.

You all know I have always been a massive fan of Alex Song but last season his weaknesses were evident, they were again yesterday. His silly clumsy tackles on the edge of the penalty area nearly cost us yesterday, they will again no doubt this coming season.

It’s time that Wenger bought a proper out-and-out defensive midfielder, one who will win the 50/50 battles half way up the pitch, one who has the ability to get back when needed and make the important tackle without taking the player first.

Sorry Alex!!

Right now I’d rather see Frimpong play, I know he’s not the answer either, not yet but give him a season and I’m sure he will.. Sadly for him, serious injury put him back a year but I thought he did pretty well when he came on…

As for Squilli, he’s still shocking, he always will be now and I personally don’t even know why Nasri bothered to travel – he wasn’t interested was he?

I’m not going to bother going into any further detail about the game, it will have all been said by today so what’s the point? It’s a friendly, well I think it was 😉

Only one man can make the bad from yesterday better and that is he who so many think walks on water…..

I’m not one of them, I’m actually fed up with listening/reading about what he’s going to do, now is the time for him replace all his cheap talk with actions – and that means getting this current side ready to face Newcastle at St James Park on the 13th August!

It also means finally selling Fabregas, let Citeh pay Nasri’s wage demands and then get on and spend the money their sales generate.

It seems that Arsenal are ready to part company with JET – the young striker come midfielder come whatever, is wanted by several Championship Clubs and the fee is said to be £1 million but with a vast sell on fee. I’m quite surprised at this bit of news, we have all seen a few a sub-standard players be given many many chances to show how rubbish they are, yet this young Englishman is being cast aside before he has really been given a chance….

Another one who appears on his way out is Eboue, he hasn’t featured in any of our pre-season fixtures, I don’t think he travelled to either Germany or Asia. Reports are that Galatasary have offered £4 Million for our ‘Mr Utility’ player and Wenger is ready to let him move on.

Two players who are yet again making the papers in connection with us is Valencia’s Juan Mata and Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla, both would cost in excess of £20 Million so I can’t see either coming true but if Fabregas and Nasri do go, we could certainly afford them and the two defensive players we need.

Maybe this week we’ll finally get some good news…

Finally, I just want to wish Conor Henderson well, like Frimpong last season, he’s been given a chance to prove himself and it looks as if a nasty injury will hinder his progress. I sincerely hope it’s not ligament damage …..

Come on Wenger, you know that actions speak louder than words –  it’s now time for a bit of action!!

Have a good day all…..

113 thoughts on “Two Out, Two to join? Wenger's Empty Words have Worn Thin but he's Right about Gervinho!!

  1. Gordon

    July 24, 2011 at 9:21am

    There was a moment which summed Nasri up.There was a 50/50 tackle he had one look and said fuck that for a game of soldiers i’m not going to put my big money move on the line and pulled out like a chicken.Thats what we will have to put up with next season if Wenger and the board burn £20m and keep him

  2. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 9:22am


  3. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 9:23am

    Can’t see him staying Gordon, they both have to go….

  4. arsenal fan

    July 24, 2011 at 9:38am

    good post rico….
    when did the background change happen….
    i like it….

  5. jazbo

    July 24, 2011 at 9:43am

    Empty words my Arsenal, if not for Arsene Wenger we’d be the poor ugly sister to the Spuds, plying our trade in the lower ends of the EPL/Championship, so lay off the manager and support the man, he’s been the best thing at Arsenal since moving from south London……..

  6. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 9:47am

    Hi AF, thanks – i got bored yesterday and played around – when we know for sure who is with us next season i’ll change the background picture but right now i don’t want fabregas or nasri anywhere near it 😉

  7. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 9:50am

    jazbo – i’m not anti wenger but since the end of may he and gazidis have promised a very busy transfer window…

    Busy?? Two signings busy?? And one of them was’t even playing league football last season, not that i am knocking him….

    Wenger as usual is full of promises, which are yet to be honoured….

  8. arsenal fan

    July 24, 2011 at 9:54am

    good to see gervinho with the goals….still im not convinced with him…..unless he gets goals for us in the season……but has some advantages going up for him….

  9. stevepalmer1

    July 24, 2011 at 9:57am

    Morning Rico,
    I still say give Wenger the chance to put the right players in place befor you judge him, I hear we will be putting an improved offer in for Jagielka, could be a good call,Geronimo has started well took his goals well, funny he scores good goals and we hear that the opposition are not that good Wenger bought Gervinho because we needed more oomph, you asked for it and he has delivered he can only score against who is put in front of him, and he does that twice, Wenger will buy the defender we need and hopefully a left back too just be patient, shame about Henderson, lets hope its just bruising but three games in and our injuries have started aleady.

  10. d.worth

    July 24, 2011 at 9:58am

    get rid of jet,eboue,bendtner,almunia,nasri,cesc either not good enough or dont give a shit,wenger must buy class

  11. Scott

    July 24, 2011 at 10:01am

    As it stands,i could not care les if Fab and Nasri stay or go,as long as the decisions are made quickly. Let them go and have the time and money to replace them would be one way to go. The other,tell City and Barca exactly what we want,no negotiating,give them one week to come up with the cash or no deal.

  12. Adam

    July 24, 2011 at 10:01am

    Morning Rico. Nasri’s lack of professionalism yesterday was staggering and a sign of what he will offer if Wenger is daft enough to keep him. Gervinho’s willingness to run in behind will be good but the contrast will Chamakh was startling. This bloke is not Arsenal quality and is in fact a liability. As for the defense? Well, what has really changed here? Djourou and Squillaci are shockingly bad. If they play with any regality next season it will be frightening. As for Gibbs, the first thing I look for in a left back is the ability to defend. Gibbs can’t do this because he is really a left winger / midfielder. If he plays we will concede through his position. Buy a left back, perhaps Enrique who looks quite solid and won’t break the bank. There was a lot to do this summer to make the team truly competitive. So far Wenger has done about 10% of what is needed. We play highly competitive football in the most cut- throat and ruthless league in the world and we play it in the here and now. What Arsene has done in the past was great but that was then and past achievements won’t stop balls into the heart of our defence.

  13. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:03am

    af – i think he’ll be pretty good…

    Hi Steve, we can do better than Jagz, he’s short, crocked and well over priced in my mere humble opinion – i wasn’t knocking gervinho in the post steve, just saying that some will say ‘its a friendly, the PL is different’ – i’m not one of them – i thought he was very good…

  14. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:07am

    d.worth, i think wenger is trying to ship out some deadwood, cesc is in the hands of barca, pay up or he stays but i read this morning wenger is prepared to accept 25M and Thiago…..

  15. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:10am

    Morning Adam & Scott

  16. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:11am

    I’m not good at being patient, not when the League starts in three weeks :(

  17. EastSidePaul

    July 24, 2011 at 10:12am

    Does anyone else have the feeling that even if both Nasri and Fabregas are sold,either no replacements will be brought in, or the cheapest option wenger can find, as was the case last year. We all know he won’t spend the money, he has yet to do it in his reign at Arsenal, why would he start now?

    What needed to be done should have already been done, I’m afraid its all ready too late. The squad needed to be gutted, stripped down to the core and replaced with class, we need a 22 man squad like liverpool in the 80s, if a player was injured you could replace him with another top international player. Not seeing the number 15 or 2 being flashed up in our case.

    If Nasri didn’t sign up when offered the £100,000/w he should have been sold there and then, Fabregas, we all know the deal, no longer wants to play for the club, never put in any effort last year, and was “injured” all season. The only thing of note I can remember him doing was hugging all the barca players before the CL game, which made me sick to see. I think he should be stripped of captaincy before he is allowed to leave, send a message that Wenger might have some spine in there somewhere.

    Players in my opinion should have been sold already include: Manuel Almunia(1m), Abou Diaby(5m), Cesc Fàbregas(40m), Nicklas Bendtner(8m), Emmanuel Eboué(5m), Sébastien Squillaci(.000003m), Alex Song(6m), Denílson(4m), Tomáš Rosický(5m), and now due to his desire to leave, not because I want him to go, Samir Nasri(22m).

    Now, there is close to £100m and Arsenals apparent 40m-50m “war-chest” (that’s none existent in my view). Thats 140m to build a new team, with those ten players and huge wage bills out you can bring in 6 top quality players and bring some of the promising youths up.

    Bit too simple though?

  18. bobbyp

    July 24, 2011 at 10:14am

    Jazbo, Clearly you haven’t been supporting for very long if you think we would’ve been behind the spuds without Wenger. George Graham won us trophies/titles before that . We also won the double in ’71, the league being secured at WHL.The spuds haven’t won the league since the 60’s. Dear oh dear where do you get your ideas from.

  19. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:25am

    Good comment ESP, half the problem is that other clubs don’t want the players it seems, they are on high wages and unless they take a drop who would pay them what they get now?

    Why has Nikki not found a club yet when he’s made it clear he wants to leave??

    I don’t think wenger will replace Fabregas and Nasri if they go but i think he will spend the money, or some of it – hopefully on the defence and a LB…

  20. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 10:30am

    The only thing I got upset about yesterday was this insistance of when one one one, passing sideways to try and creat an open goal rather than taking the shot. It is decisions like that that cost us games and cause us to lose 1-0.

  21. Adam

    July 24, 2011 at 10:30am

    EastSidePaul. In general I agree but I would keep Song. This really was/is the time for the complete re-structuring of the side and is very likely Wenger’s last chance because I don’t think the fans will stand another year of under achievement and broken promises. My own feelings of the club’ ambition are quite low, due to experience and I find myself often thinking about life under the next manager these days. Ridiculous really when I have just dropped over two and a half grand on a couple of season tickets for this year.

  22. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:31am

    Rumour is PSG want Chamakh……..

  23. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:34am

    Adam, i think you could be not far off about the fans, IG referred to it a few months ago – if they continue to show unrest at games and if the reports that 8500 ST’s have not been renewed the pressure is going to to be on AW…

    But, like so many point out, this transfer window still has five weeks left so wenger still has time to spend. Maybe we haven’t got masses of money and he neds the Cesc sale to go through….

  24. Adam

    July 24, 2011 at 10:35am

    Rico. Does he need a lift?

  25. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 10:35am

    I have some gardening to be doing, catch up later….

  26. Adam

    July 24, 2011 at 10:40am

    Rico. If we haven’t got a lot of money you would have to ask yourself why not? Sell the two who want out and Bendtner, plus a few fringe players like Rosicky etc, add a few quid that MUST be in the coffers and you have £100 million. Remember that Wenger once stupidly said that, if offered that kind of money, he would give it back, I reckon you could do serious damage in the market with that money and refresh a team and manager who have stale whiff about them.

  27. arsenal fan

    July 24, 2011 at 10:44am

    I think wenger will sign lb in august after the start of the season….he will let gibbs or traore play and then if they perform ok he wont sign…..

  28. Mark

    July 24, 2011 at 10:44am

    Wenger said he’s working hard on bringing in a defender. If that’s true, then I seriously doubt his efficiency.

  29. Adam

    July 24, 2011 at 10:50am

    Mark. He is working hard to offer £10 million for Jagielka which he knows will be rejected. In that way he can rightfully claim to have “tried hard” to make the signing. And after getting £15 million for Toure he can hardly complain if other clubs want big bucks can he?

  30. EastSidePaul

    July 24, 2011 at 10:51am

    I think we can all agree on one thing, that what is going on with the club at the moment is a shame, Wenger himself brought English football out of the dark ages, reinvented our club and we have seen some of the best moments at Arsenal under his regin, no doubt when he leaves a statue will be erected in his honor, but right now serious questions need to be asked about his position as manager. Where has it all gone wrong?

    The introduction of Chelsea and their owner with bottomless pockets? The loss of David Dein? Cursed new Stadium?!?! Over paid players who couldn’t give a toss?

    One thing is, next weekend will be the first time I will see the club I have supported all my life play live, and its such a shame that the club is in such a state considering the many great years I have watched on TV.

  31. Patlow71

    July 24, 2011 at 11:15am

    Jazbo, how do you justify your comments about if it wasn’t for Wenger we would be playing second fiddle to Spurs. Did we play second fiddle to Spurs under George Graham? Or if you want to look back further under Chapman, Bertie Mee, or even Terry Neill!! No I don’t think we did. I do get a bit fed up with people who seem to think Wenger invented Arsenal, we were a big, successful club before Wenger and could be again after. Of course Wenger was magnificent in the first half of his reign, but clearly his polices, tactics and belief are have either failed or been misplaced over the past five years. It is time for change in either approach or personel.

  32. barry the gooner

    July 24, 2011 at 11:28am

    as bad as whatever duo we place at the centre of our defence coupled with the non defensive quality of gibbs or traore why not invest in a true “defensive” midfielder of quality and international experience Felipe Melo who is available and evidently we tried to sign previously.He would not be going to the ANC is not one paced does not run/stroll around looking at the floor and as far as i know does not sport any form of silly haircut.He wouldn’t be the first player whose career we’ve resurrected.

  33. irish gooner

    July 24, 2011 at 11:35am

    the more i see squillaci play the more i wonder how in the hell ireland didint beat france on that faithfulll night in paris,,he played CB that night..i still dont know how we only scored 1 goal,,

  34. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 11:51am

    A solid, organiser at teh back
    A DM who knows how to stay in position
    A clinical striker.

    Jobe done.

  35. Erick

    July 24, 2011 at 11:59am

    Morning folks, Gervinho had a great game I hear nice to see

  36. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 12:03pm

    Erick, at last, we have a striker willing to run behind the defence.

  37. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 12:09pm

    Howdy folks.good analysis of the game.

  38. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 12:15pm

    KT, think everyone has gone to the pub.

  39. Potter

    July 24, 2011 at 12:19pm

    Adam , as previously stated you can’t just say sell players. You need to find a buyer that will pay the price and then the player’s agent has to agree wages.etc. If you are on £ 50 grand a week at Arsenal you are not going to accept £ 35 at another club. That’s why the likes of Bendtner and Eboue are still with us and why Denilson is only out on loan . We have managed our squad badly and paid too many fringe players too much money.They are in a comfort zone and that is why we get the performances that we do from them.

  40. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 12:26pm

    I think we need to look at our wage structure.

  41. 2pistols 2cannons

    July 24, 2011 at 12:29pm

    Totaly agree irish gooner, squillaci would make John Terry look bad!! He was awful yesterday as always, I felt sorry for Djourou. Why do we keep talking about Mata and now Corzola….We dont need any more Little guys we need pure power at the back ie cahill,samba and power in middle ie fletcher,yaya. Right now if he aint 6+ he aint worth looking at Alvarez would have been nice!!! last point, who the F**k wants Jagielka not me for sure!! he aint better than Cahill,samba he aint even better than Djourou and if he comes he’ll be 4th choice boo, boo, boo UNACEPTABLE for the mighty ARSENAL

  42. Joaquim moreira

    July 24, 2011 at 12:30pm

    For me , Gervinho wasn’t a surprise.
    Felipe Melo is now in Galatasaray on loan fron Juventus.
    I’ m reading now we were intwresting in Enzo Perez (Estudiantes) now in Benfica, in 2009.
    If we sell 8/9/10 players we must buy more then one or two players..

  43. Adam

    July 24, 2011 at 12:41pm

    Potter. I agree. It seems easy on paper. But who decided they should be paid those figures in the first place? Madness. Also, there is something immoral about Barca and RM paying stupid money when Spain has 20% unemployment and rising and the whole country is deep in the shit. Money rules sad to say. You can see that with Nasri. We can’t pay him enough to stay. plus he recognizes that our team is stagnating. Arrogant of him, but unfortunately true. Still, they can always put the season ticket prices up again, or so they think.

  44. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 12:44pm

    I think we should base our gameplay on the first half as thats what Arsenal should play.the pace in that side was very good and with ryo/gerv/theo/AA we can form a counter attacking machine.ameplay on the first half as thats what Arsenal should play.the pace in that side was very good and with ryo/gerv/theo/AA we can form a counter attacking machine.

  45. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 12:54pm

    The 2nd half also showed why nasri if he stays and cesc goes he shouldn’t be his our formation cesc is the fulcrum and our play revolves around him.cesc has awareness of the players around him;his positioning on the field depends on the movement of players around him.when rvp comes deep to allow theo/nasri to make diagonal runs.cesc will drop deep to allow this to happen.when nasri/theo stay wide cesc will push up to support rvp.nasri on the other hand has little awareness of players around him.he ends up holding onto the ball for too long as a result.nasri’s reference is only to the goal and the ball and thats why he is ill-suited to playing in the middle and is better on the wing.jack/rosicky are better suited to cesc’s role than nasri.

  46. arsenal fan

    July 24, 2011 at 1:31pm

    anyone watching the india vs england test….
    its evenly balanced for me…..

  47. Erick

    July 24, 2011 at 1:41pm

    Thats what we luck, players running behind defenders hope Gervinho can make it count

  48. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 1:49pm

    Boo, any news??

  49. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 1:59pm

    Back to the garden for me….. Laters

  50. Erick

    July 24, 2011 at 2:33pm

    Rico your doing some gardening, nice no news apparently its all speculation

  51. agirlagunner

    July 24, 2011 at 2:44pm

    Boo! Hello, all. It’s no fun being made to wait for buys. And it’s not even as if we are waiting for mega signings. :) If Nasri won’t sign, then it’s best we sell him. No point letting him go on a free next season. Only of course, if we reinvest the proceeds of his sale in a good buy…

  52. Doc Brody

    July 24, 2011 at 3:06pm


    Here’s what I saw yesterday… Arsenal once again “figuring out” some bizarre way to throw away a lead. I’m not just talking about Jenkinson’s own goal, I’m also referring to Ramsey’s complete loss of concentration and the resulting turnover, not to mention the poor play from many others towards the end of the first half.

    As good as it was to see Gervinho score off two great balls from Jack and Theo, our play in those last few minutes of the first half was truly horrifying. I am actually quite angry.

    We are lucky Wenger was able to reset with 10 subs at the half. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see us pull out a loss from that game.

    And for those who have written off Jenkinson’s own goal as an unlucky fluke, I say your going to easy on the kid and our defensive unit as a whole. That goal was the direct result of a last ditch attempt to clear a ball because of poor positioning that allowed Colgne to get up nd over our line far to often.

    Just awful. We don’t just need one more defensive signing. We need 2 or 3 quality players and a new defensive coach.

  53. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 3:07pm

    I say, we get a top, top class player and when Nasri changes his mind, tell him the new guy is his replacement.

  54. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 4:06pm

    Evening Guys and Gals…..

  55. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 4:32pm

    Evening Rico.

    Do you really want this Jag guy?

  56. Merlin96

    July 24, 2011 at 4:37pm

    During his heydays, and all those Real’s tappings over Reyes, Wenger said he will not keep a player who does not wish to play for Arsenal and his door is always opened.

    Then why is he going back on his own philosophy in builidn g ateam, based on “Special Togetherness”?

    Isn’t this continuing “Cesc & Nasri” saga going to tear the team apart and losing the dressing room in keeping disgruntled players who will not put in any effect, just being “professional” on the pitch?

    Just sell him and move on.

    Just do a “Reyes Loan” deal and loan him to Barca to get him out of Emirates with a 40-mil price tag. He will either became so indispensable that BArca will be willing to cough up that 40-mil by summer 2012…or Cesc returns to EMirates to rot in the Reserves…and then continues another 2012/13 season loan…..
    Or Cesc will get so sick of being a bit-part players warming the bench that he is willing to be sold to any club who can pay 40-mil.

    Either way, we get rid of Cesc and starts the rebuilding process in AUgust 2011.

    Put it this way.
    All I see are psoturings and bargainings which will see the departure of NAsri and Cesc by August 31, 2011.

    SIck of it all.

  57. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 4:55pm

    Hi Will,

    No, he’s too short and a crock….

  58. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 4:58pm

    Hi Merlin

    I wish we could just sell them both asap and like you say, move one….

    You never know, that might attract other midfielders to us, after all, all the time we have Cesc, Nasri, Jack, Aaron, where would a newbie fit in or get a game???

  59. Joaquim moreira

    July 24, 2011 at 5:08pm

    we will decide our transfers on the 31th august and then, like last year, we buy Squil … god improve four our squad.

  60. Will

    July 24, 2011 at 5:09pm

    I agree Rico. We need a tall, commanding centre back.

  61. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 5:24pm

    Hi JM, right now it is looking that way but ther is still five weeks left 😉

    I just wish AW and IG hadn’t promised us all early signings, then I wouldn’t feel quite so agitated…

  62. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 5:25pm


    so why is Wenger looking as if he will waste 16 million on a player who will not rectify our errors in defence??

    Samba would cost £12 Milion and Cahill £17 million, both of those are a much better option, much much better….

  63. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 5:37pm

    Is this for real?????

    The Cesc Fabregas transfer saga has taken yet another turn, following the revelation that AC Milan are set to make a lucrative offer to Arsenal for their captain.

    The midfielder has been strongly tipped to return home to Barcelona this summer, for the third pre-season in succession, however the Rossoneri may have something to say about his future, according to the latest reports.

    According to MiroSport, the Italian champions are prepared to offer the Gunners €35 million, as well as the services of Mathieu Flamini and Urby Emanuelson.

    According to, these two players would be worth a combined total of €17.5 million, meaning the Rossoneri would be paying €52.5 million for the 24-year-old Spaniard.

    Neither club have commented on these latest reports to date, so for the time being, they remain purely speculation, as the future of Fabregas remains as unclear as ever before.

  64. wellingooner

    July 24, 2011 at 6:12pm

    Let Cesc go back to Barcelona and let Sami go off to Man City. That could bring in £35m and £25m. What can’t we do with £60m? Not to mention that there is still a lot left over from the original budget. Buy Mata/Hazard for the left side, Vidal, Cahill and Jose Enrique for our defense problems. I’m not sure what that costs but I bet it isn’t out of our reach financially. A 4-3-3 of Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Cahill, Enrique, Ramsey, Vidal, Wilshere, Gervinho, RVP and Mata/Hazard looks to me like a VERY strong side. Probably better off without Sam and Cesc who would only put in more weak attempts and wont deliver when needed to.

  65. stevepalmer1

    July 24, 2011 at 6:14pm

    Grab that with both hands if thats true Rico

  66. realsocialdad

    July 24, 2011 at 6:20pm

    they bid all they want rico cesc does want to play there

  67. itchyballs

    July 24, 2011 at 6:21pm

    how about”kozzer”for left back if we get a c/half?would rather that if we don’t gat a left back?maybe not a s crazy as it seems.over to you rico..

  68. stevepalmer1

    July 24, 2011 at 6:22pm

    am i talking to myself on here or what, any Gooners out there, that has got more good news “please tell”

  69. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 6:24pm


    add samba and i’d be happy … ish 😉

  70. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 6:26pm


    That Urby guy is too attacking and flamini, not for me if im honest, he pooped on us…..

  71. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 6:27pm

    WelliG Vidal is a juventus player.

  72. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 6:28pm

    itchyballs, i know no more than you guys, but why should we make do? we need a LB, so we should buy one rather than move players away from their natural position….

  73. stevepalmer1

    July 24, 2011 at 6:29pm

    Cesc wants to go as the reports are saying, and if they are prepared to pay the going rate for a guy thats had a hamstring injury for 6 months sell him.If this is true and Cesc goes I wouldn’t be happy with Cesc leaving, but i would be happy that its not Barca that will get him

  74. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 6:29pm

    Grab the vodka Steve the news ain’t to clever mate…!

  75. stevepalmer1

    July 24, 2011 at 6:31pm

    Rico take the deal and flog em buy Cahill and Parker and Bobs your uncle

  76. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 6:31pm

    hi rsd, i know – its either barca or afc for him…. annoyingly

  77. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 6:32pm

    Hi WATH…

    steve, who’d want them though??

  78. stevepalmer1

    July 24, 2011 at 6:32pm

    Hi Wath, you got more bad news havn’t you

  79. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 6:33pm

    Milan can shove their offer where the sun doesn’t shine.flamini screwed us and he has regressed since leaving us.he also only shone in one season.

  80. stevepalmer1

    July 24, 2011 at 6:37pm

    Flamini’s not that bad we could loan them out and get their wages paid

  81. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 6:39pm

    I’m supporting paraguay tonight.both uruguay and paraguay are masters of the dark arts so i don’t like either.i would’ve loved to see chile but they are out.

  82. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 6:49pm


    Talking about that game and the competition, i am wondering if whoever wenger is buying is involved in the competition and nothing will be sorted until after tonight…

    Just a thought…..

  83. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 6:50pm

    I wouldn’t ruin your Sunday Steve so I’ll do a Stan and keep silent 😉

  84. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 7:14pm

    I’ll do a Stan and be silent Steve not gonna ruin your sunday mate 😉

  85. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 7:15pm

    See chavs linker with M’Vila now……. another player who would be a great signing for us and wenger procrastinates yet again……

  86. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 7:18pm

    Im not supporting Paraguay for sporting reasons rico…larissa Riquelme promised to strip nude if paraguay won.i don’t like either team though…

  87. EastSidePaul

    July 24, 2011 at 7:18pm

    I would gladly welcome Flamini back.

  88. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 7:19pm

    Hi silent wath.

  89. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 7:25pm

    ….Thought you were keeping quiet WATH, why then tell us bad news…. 😉

  90. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 7:26pm

    I might watch then Kt, are Paraguay likely to win 😉

  91. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 7:28pm

    ESP, Why, after what he did to us – could you trust him??

  92. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 7:29pm

    Paraguay are a poor team rico.they’ve reached the finals without winning a single match.

  93. EastSidePaul

    July 24, 2011 at 7:38pm


    Just because I don’t take it personally, I remember the job he did for us, and we are missing it at the club, he should have never been sold.

  94. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 7:44pm

    EP-flamini wasn’t sold,he lied that he would renew and thats why we let him go.he screwed us as he ended up walking away on a free.

  95. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 7:45pm

    So Uraguay should win then Kt??

    ESP, he wasn’t sold – According to AW, he said he was sure he would sign a new contract but walked on a free instead…..

  96. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 7:45pm

    *we let diarra go*

  97. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 7:46pm

    Diarra is the one i wish we had kept too…

  98. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 7:46pm

    You never know with paraguay rico.i wouldn’t surprised if they won.

  99. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 7:49pm

    I won’t be watching anyway Kt, haven’t really watched any of it…. The womens WC was more interesting, especially with Japan winning in the end :)

  100. rico

    July 24, 2011 at 7:58pm

    I’m done for the day guys, catch you all tomorrow…

    Have a good one, nighty night….

  101. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 8:31pm

    Hi KT hope your good matey……

  102. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 9:12pm

    Shame on you suarez!!!

  103. Joaquim moreira

    July 24, 2011 at 9:48pm

    Uruguay has a great squad.
    Suarez is a good player. (in Arsenal will be a star)
    which we need: Arévalo or Daniel Perez (Denilson place); Alvaro Pereira (left back)… and Coates (the young central back)

  104. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 9:50pm

    We won’t buy any of those players JM…… We’ll be lucky if he buys anyone before Sep 1st…!

  105. K-TR7

    July 24, 2011 at 9:53pm

    In my opinion we’re done in the market.

  106. Joaquim moreira

    July 24, 2011 at 9:58pm

    unfortunately W.a.T.H… we run for Jakielska (!!!)

  107. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 9:59pm

    JM, I have no idea why we are even slightly consdering him, worst one of the 3 that we supposedly want in my opinion, he will fit in well though he’s injured half the season !!

  108. Joaquim moreira

    July 24, 2011 at 10:02pm

    However, they haven’t Messi, Neymar… they play like a squad, very united. They are stronger in all positions. In two years, they were 4th in thw world cup and win now the American cup.

  109. Jekyll

    July 24, 2011 at 10:17pm

    The key thing that those who would defend Song as our DM should remember is he actually doesn’t want to play the position. He went on last season about ‘adding goals’ to his game and kept ambling forward and getting caught out of position. So how about we buy a DM who actually plays the position and actually wants to?

    Of course, Wenger will do nothing about this, nor will he about CB. The insulting bid for Jagielka is just to try and take some heat off his back. He wants to go into the new season with the same 4 CBs. We all know what’s going to happen as a result of that.

    I also don’t think Nasri’s lack of commitment will convince Wenger he should be sold now after all. Wenger has many uncommitted players on his books, we saw that last season, it doesn’t seem to be an important characteristic for him. I think his main concern is it’ll make him look bad if he sells both Nasri and Cesc. It’ll spell the end of his 7 year vanity project. For that reason I hope they both go. In fact I’d rather we had a bad season next season and Wenger then went than flatter to deceive again, flirt with challenging, then end up in 4th yet again, so Wenger can do it all again. It’s well overdue time for change at Arsenal but it’ll never happen as long as Wenger keeps getting 3rd/4th.

  110. W.A.T.H

    July 24, 2011 at 10:42pm

    Sad but quite true Jekyll…… Wenger is his own worst enemy and his stubborness is causing us all problems as he fails to address whats been staring most in the face for 3/4 years…!

  111. allezkev

    July 25, 2011 at 12:03am

    Sounds like everyone is really buzzing with the thought of another rip-roaring season just around the corner.
    Btw, goodnight Rico………i

  112. rico

    July 25, 2011 at 9:05am

    Morning all

    New Post up

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