Arsenal dismiss £25mil as we chase Niko Kranjcar and N’Zogbia

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Slaven Bilic believes Niko Kranjcar will join Arsenal in the summer and media circles believe we are back in for winger Charles N’Zogbia, both are old rumours but would fit the Wenger profile, Premiership proven and cheap.

My fear here is we’ll bring in two no names like these and let go of Flamini on a free and Hleb for the £15 mil these two would cost, then buy a couple of youngsters and that’s it.

Same as last season, bring in a couple, sell a couple and bring in a few from the reserves, thus saving even more than we did last year, and weakening the squad again, so we’ll struggle on 4 fronts, sound familiar?

I would be very disappointed to see Hleb go as I think this season he became the player that Wenger splashed out on 3 years ago, Flamini looks set to go, but he may surprise us too, so who knows.

I don’t really know much about Kranjcar or N’Zogbia but if we’re going Premier league I would go for Gareth Barry to fill the Flamini role.

Arsenal dismissed the £25 million transfer kitty as pure speculation so we got that right, first, here on Le Grove, what a load of twaddle, the only worry about whatever we have is will he spend it? I’m still hoping he pulls a Kaka out of the hat. I’ve a little feeling he may just surprise us all, but that could just be me and my wishful thinking.

Resting the players playing this summer is an insult to the fans, it’s like playing a weakened side in the cups, Arsenal football club should always field it’s strongest side and go out and try to win every game, if you want to experiment, do that with the reserves, we pay to see the best possible side trying its best to win. Though I accept we need to experiment pre season.

Finally there is a lot of speculation surrounding legend, Thierry Henry and Newcastle, it won’t happen. He told this to the BBC ‘There’s only one team for me in my heart. It took me a while to understand what that club, Arsenal meant to me.’

Fine words indeed Thierry, I would have you back and put you on the wing, in a heartbeat.

Flamini, listen to me, you are good, mostly because this team makes you look good, move to Italy and play to 12,000 fans every week and you will suffer, Henry was a better player than you will ever be, and look what’s happened to him.

Lots of interesting comments on Pedro’s controversial blog yesterday, lots of divided views and a few new Grovers, but all clean and true to the no slagging mantra of the site, well done and look forward to seeing you today.

Check out the Niko Kranjcar video if you need to refresh you memory. He is quite a player by the looks of things.

309 Responses to “Arsenal dismiss £25mil as we chase Niko Kranjcar and N’Zogbia”

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  1. GMR

    So Luka Modric has signed for the spuds for nearly 16 million. Whether he works out for them or not it shows they are not staying still. Arsenal on the other hand are still working out which players might stay!!

    What a joke!!

  2. GMR

    Its on their official site!! They have agreed a fee & personal terms its just subject to a work permit.

    They can sign players now, just not play them!!

  3. Geoff

    He will require a work permit, but how can they afford him? they just keep spending, how can they, every year and we can’t, it baffles me!

  4. GMR

    Exactly & not only that but they have spent 32 million on two players in the past year (Bent & Modric), plus they have signed several others like Woodgate for 9 million & yet they haven’t got any debt!!

    Arsenal on the other hand can’t afford to buy anyone (or so Wenger keeps claiming). I feel totally fed up with it, not that the spuds have signed Modric but because Man Utd are trying to sign Lahm & yet at our club there is nothing but bad news & players wanting out & its the same every summer but Arsene never learns.

  5. GMR

    I suppose you have to give the spuds some credit though they manage to sell players at over inflated prices. They sold Carrick for 18 million & I think Ramos has all but confirmed Berbatov will leave this summer no doubt for 25-30 million.

    Wenger used to be great at doing that sort of business but lately he hasn’t been, he loses players on a free or loses money on players like Reyes etc. When you consider we paid Henry 10 million for 1 season & then sold him for 16 million we barely even made anything on him. It really is frustrating watching all these other clubs strengthen & then hearing Wenger come out with the same tired excuses.