Should we buy Quaresma and Robinho?

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Great comments from you all yesterday, very worldwide and very intelligent.

If only Arsene acts on those comments, I think the bulk of you are saying Rosicky and Eboue could do with a rest and we should bring in two new faces, I’m throwing in the above two, both I understand, we could get.

I’m not saying these two are the answer, but I am trying to get the ball rolling.

Adebayor surprisingly was not the number one or even number two striker of choice according to your comments, it’s also interesting to read that the man himself thinks he’s better than the Icon ‘TH14’ already!

I don’t know what he reads, it can’t be this blog, but I want what he’s smoking!!!

He is certainly a scorer of great goals, he has scored a few this season, but he also seems to miss a few, please note you sensitive ones (both of you) this is not a ‘we hate Eboue, Rosicky and Ade’ blog, it would be interesting to hear your opinions though, are they right or should we buy, and if we buy, who should we buy?

It’s important Grovers, January is almost upon us and Arsene reads this site daily (according to insiders).

No Robin or Gallas tomorrow, if you believe what you read, and I do! so I fully expect a defensive team out tomorrow, I hope I’m wrong but I’ll have money on it.

Have a good day, and have your say on transfers, it could be our last chance!

56 Responses to “Should we buy Quaresma and Robinho?”

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  1. LAD

    There is only 1 striker to buy & thats Anelka. He is our type of player. He will fit in to the team no problem. We miss somebody of his class. Ade is good SOMETIMES but I dont no if he will last. Hopefully he can prove me wrong. Other than that I dont think we need to add too many new faces.

  2. Chris Morrow

    I think that the squad we have is strong enuff to challenge on all fronts and with the addition of one or two new faces i think we could do really well fair enuff man utd just took top spot but bear in mind they have to play west ham this weekend(a team that did the double over them last year) yeah we have everton tmrw but if we play to the level we can i think we have a damn good chance of beating them. i think if anything we need another centre back as i dnt think senderos is of the same quality as gallas and toure maybe sum1 like anton ferdinand or micah richards would be good. also the way niklas bendtner has been playing recently surely warrants a start for the first team if hes playing for the denmark national hes obviously gud enuff 3 points against everton and a win or draw for west ham would be great

  3. Vivas

    I dont agree with those who believe Rosicky needs a rest. I think over the festive period he has been the best of our midfielders. The first goal we scored against Spurs was the result of his great pass under pressure to Cesc, and moreover it was his move into space that provided the chance of cesc getting forward.

    Anyway I think Arsene should seriously look at signing Modric. The major reason for this is that by signing Modric he would be taking a step towards getting the best from Eduardo since these two when they have played together for Croatia and Dinamo seem to be on the same wavelength. It would also have the benefit of taking some of the creative burden off Helb, Cesc and Rosicky by introducing another trickey playmaker to the team.

    The second piece of business that I hope Arsene does over the january transfer window, is to sell Gilberto. I think he has been a great servant to the club over the years but I think the time has now come to let him go since I dont think he fits in with the team’s quick style of play any more. I am sure he would be successful in either the Italian or Spanish leagues. This would have the immediate bonus of moving Diarra up the pecking order and hopefully placating him. The times I have seen Diarra play this year, he has been very good and kept the ball well. While he doesnt fly around like Flamini, he does protect the back four well and can hold onto the ball under pressure.

    Robinhio would be a great signing but I dont think it too likely now that he has discover both consistency and his scoring boots with Real.

  4. Paul

    Regarding Adebayor, I think you ought to check the actual quote he made rather than relying on second hand sources aiming to sensationalise before rushing into print

  5. joe

    MUST KEEP DIARRA HE IS THE PERFECT BACKUP 4 FLAMINI WAS AWESOME AGAINST BLACKBURN. HES ONLY 22 WILL GET BETTER. GET RID OF EBOUE AND GILBERTO AND GET MODRIC IN THEN WE SHALL WIN THE LEAGUE FOR SURE.

  6. One_Touch_Genius

    My answer to the headline: neither! Quaresma is a big fish in a small pond at Porto and im not sure if he can cut it in the Premiership. Robinho has found form at Madrid and is unlikely to leave. Mr Wenger if your a reader of this blog you should prepare a bid for David Silva!

  7. Jeremie

    First of all, i’d like to say Rosicky has been great so far. Eboue? i’m nt too sure of, he is so one dimensional. Adebayor is one who will play amazingly one game and then dissapoint the next, however, i believe the reason for this is because he plays on his own, if he had another partner up front, say van the man, we’d see more of him.

    Now to Quaresma and Robinho. if we get one of them, it will be a dream buy let alone both. This is exactly what arsenal need, someone to turn on the magic and skills when you need it.
    But, if ever there was two players wenger woudn’t buy it would be these two, as they are already well known, dey cost more then 10 million and they are a tad greedy on the ball.

    One can only wish. Quaresma and Robinho to ARSENAL

  8. Aminda

    ade seemed lost in the match and fabregas did not get the ball too often. The last min chance in front of the goal came to rosicky who didn’t take it. How bad was that? Rosicky cannot be trusted cos of missing chances like that.

  9. nooooooooooby

    yes these player are fantastic ( esp qurasema cause real madrid wont sell robinho) but
    who u are going to give up if u buy these players
    eboue ……… he is one of best right back but winger did wrong when he tries to make him a wing … i mean there is no time for that and there are much player in that position that can change the score (i mean like c ronaldo…. think man utd without him he is half of team) a player in this position is very vital so what i think…. return eboue to his place and get someone like quaresma but u have to pay for him, he is a superstar
    winger you already made alot of stars so why dont u buy one

    rosicky ……… oh he is very good for the team but he need to do something to his shooting thing ( he got very good chances and loses them by his weak, away from the goal shot)

    adebayor ……… he could the second striker but not the first one but we need him
    v persie………. like adebayor but unfourntanly you dont have available forward like winger so please arsene buy a winger

  10. grovedigger

    Gilberto to go in the window is probably good business and you’re right, it would placate Diarra, I also think we need a center back so I would spend the money and get Richards, Kolo and Gallas could do with a bit of rotation, for a rest if nothing else,Senderos and Djourou, not sure.

    Anyone who says that they wouldn’t sell Richards is wrong, he still refuses to sign a contract and he would fit well into our speed play.

    Rosicky needs to start banging them in and so does Eboue, playing them both at the same time is a double negative.

  11. Gideh

    Well firt i must say a big tanxs for all the Arsenal players,the entire fan family,manager and the board for proving all the critics wrong.b’cus looking at three months back everybody except the arsenal faithfuls which i will ever remain, did put our chances of winning any tropy off.
    to me i think the squad is been fantastic all the season and hav really work hard.well everyone has different opinions and mine is base on my own analysises as i hav watch all arsenal games this season.I think the problem that Arsenal need to look for is a good finisher in the shape of Karim Benzema,or any good scorer that the manager hav identified may be will be vital for us in the january transfer window.
    I really luv wenger and all the arsenal players and luv ARSENAL 4 LIFE

  12. lc

    I don’t think we need to sign Quaresma or Robinhio. We should sign Modrik for the same reason above. Then, sign possibly Anelka; but I think Bentner is ready for a regular position in the first team. AW should start playing Bentner and Eduardo upfront(even that should start tomorrow). Adebayor needs a rest and Hleb dosen’t look fit. He should be rested as well. We really need a strong and skillful play maker like Modrik to force sometime our way to victory in away matches. We can’t keep blaming opposition tactics. We are in our best position since three years now. We can’t let sleep this opportunity, chosing to save money when it’s available to sign players to raise above the quality we’ve got. We must mesure our quality with other teams challenging for the title. In my opinion, united is simply better equipped than us at the moment. That is why I believe we need to improve the squad right now.
    With regard to tomorrow’s game, AW needs to look at last week reserve team performance at Blackburn to rotate the team where needed.
    This is how I would rotate the team for tomorrow.

    Almunia.

    Sagna- Toure- Song (better than Senderos)- Clichy.

    Eboue(then Wacott)- Diarra- Fabregas- Traore(to support Clichy).

    Eduardo(then Adebayor later)-Bentner.

    Everton 1-2 Arsenal.

  13. Goonerbeall

    Brnging Modric would be some coup because of of relief to Cesc and Hleb. We’ve relying on both too much. An injury to one both and we are fuc- you know what I mean. Modric would also bring out the best out of Edouardo and he has a lot more than we’ve seen. Wenger must also start to sort out the chaff from the grain: Diaby appear to be a donkey that will nevert become a horse. He has a string to his bow as we’ve seen and he’s prone to injuries. I’d sell him to keep Diarra. Quaresma or Robinho. Is this a choice between both? I’d take Quaresma any dayand he would fit in a team like a hand in a glove but for imediate impact, Anelka is the answer and he is an old pro at 27/28.

  14. beruk g

    i love this site b/s you know our problem 1)we have no a world class striker but we are a world class team.2)we have no left side winger after PIRES transfer and ROSICKY is a v good player but is not in the left wing b/s he must be plays like KAKA infront of Fabregas and Flamini and then u can see him ,he can score many goals for the club.about Eboue also he is not a correct right winger b/s he can not score any goal so you are the best for the club u know the right players i love both they can mix with our club finally i said again and again if Wenger shouldn’t buy any player in January like a goal factory we can not get the cup and champions league place.

  15. Obviously gunner

    What about VAN DER VAART?He wants to move to big club and he can play to CL.He can give rest for both Hleb and Rosky and he is cheaper then Robinho (lightweight) or Quaresma ( not proven player yet)..Imagine 4-5-1 formation with Tomas,Alex,Cesk and Van..Please comment..

  16. PG

    the problem at the moment is the formation. Wenger seems obsessed with playing 4-5-1 all the time. for certain games it works, ie. when we are underdogs. But travelling to portsmouth with a defensive team is ridiculous. hleb is better coming in from wing, this would allow more room for Cesc to strut his stuff, and would give Eboue the elbow from the starting eleven. he seems to have confidence in abundance but his actual ability is questionable.
    play 2 up front, partnering Adebayor with Niccy Bendtner in absence of RVP.
    get rid of Gilberto and lehman in jan. Keep Diarra – the lad is quality. but if he keeps making noises about leaving them get rid.
    get djourou back. it is difficult to sign a quality centre half cos as soon as kolo is back we would have too many.
    i think rosicky has been one of our better players lately, making more happen as opposition markers concentrate on hleb and cesc. but would be nice for more end product from Tommy.
    and adebayor is all heart and effort, compare to the sulking Anelka and Berbatov, which u cannot fault. but needs to work on finishing and offsides (!!). and he needs a partner in games where space is limited. and he needs to forget the hype and do the simple thing, rather than try to emulate Titi (impossible task!).
    we will NOT be signing anyone like Quaresma or robinho or kaka or anyone like that!
    keep the faith. we have only been nocked off top spot in december. there is a long way to go and u win nothing in December, only in May. we prefer it as the underdogs anyway. considering we were tipped to be 6th or 7th in the summer, i am very happy with current situation.
    man u and liverpool both only came away from portsmouth with a point, so not a terrible result.
    it will be tough at everton , i will take a point to be honest, but obviously 3 points would be nice!
    just enjoy each game as it comes and remembe to count urself lucky we support this team. Victoria Concordia Crescit. Wenger knows.

  17. jimmyfingers

    Re: transfer speculation. First off I hope we don’t sell Diarra. To anyone. But definately not to Spuds. With Eboue off (and I’d shed no tears if he didn’t come back) he should get more chances in midfield, particularly if Gilberto goes. We need to ease the congestion for places in midfield.

    Which is why I’d be in two minds about Modric. Chelsea are sniffing around him and it seems unlikely we would win a bidding war unless he wants to come to us. And with Hleb, do we need him?

    I’ve said before our attacking options don’t need enhancing, but that was when we were scoring for fun. RvP’s interminable absence is worrying so the temptation is to shout ‘sign Anelka’ at the top of your lungs but once again there are issues. Firstly he’s a cunt, and not in a good way. Second surprise, surprise Chelsea are interested. Ooh and United. Thirdly Big Bollocks and Eduardo have massive potential which we’ve seen flashes of and Nico’s arrival would only push them further back down the line. Bendtner in particular seems close to realising his and either need an extended run at the front for us to see what they’re made if, rather than this cautious 4-5-1. A new striker isn’t the solution, showing faith in the one’s we’ve got is IMO.

    So to the defense. Micah, Micah, Micah, oh I love thee so. To me this lad is nailed on Arsenal. His refusal to sign a contract coupled with the fact he loves Arsenal makes me wonder if there isn’t already something in place. We’ve got various makeweights for a deal with City and I wouldn’t be surprised if we get him in return for a player and shitloads of cash. Smashing

    Oh and I guess we’ll need a third goalie for cover. Almunia has repaid the faith shown in him and Fabianski looks splendid, so I don’t believe we need a senior ‘keeper to come in. Just someone to warm the bench is one of the other two breaks their finger (Alllllllex Maninger).

    Re: Everton game. Some fresh legs and 4-4-2. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease Arsene

  18. gooner

    well i think arsene wont buy anyone this january. he doesnt have a reason too. Its because of the start that we have made that we feel a draw at port is a crisis. Modric…i dont know, with chelsea also interested i dont think we can sign him. I think we just need to relax… everton will be tough and i hope we nick it….. 4-4-2 seems the answer to all our worries but arsene wont play ade and bendt as they are of asimilar type. i hope eduardo comes coz he will atleast provide SUPPORT. i think ade is a class striker-look at the finishes he made and he was the leading goal scorer in prem till ronaldo scored those two. At the back i think looking at the fixtures we would do without toure if GALLAS is FIT. he and Djouru cud do it for arsenal. i think we are having a bit of a blip.. but one good result cud change everything

  19. jus.marvel

    tru say eboue can’t shoot 2 save his life, but he is dangerous on the wings. he gets past player and crosses the ball. plus his link up play n switchin w/ sagna is v. good. i am a big fan of both quaresma and robinho, but as much i’d want them neither is really needed. wengers problem is merely his formation. Arsenal are most dangerous playin 4-4-2. even in 4-4-1-1 were hleb is playin second striker like he did in pre-season n beginin of the season. i feel dat wenger jus needd to trust his reverses. fab, hleb and ade r all tired n we can see the effects durin there resent performances in resent games. bendner is tink is v.good and needs to b given a chance. i agree w/ startin wit bendner n eduardo (then sub him 4 ade). but i think we shud sell gilberto, lehman (no longer needed) senderos (is gd, but wen he makes a mistake is v. costly), im goin on a limb here but id even say flamini (yes hes gd and consistantly reliable) but i feel diarra better. that way we can get winger like Nicolay Dimitrov, or modric. get another central defender, richards, or even make another bid for curtis davies. and mayb another goalie (i dnt tink almunia a num 1 goalie yet)

  20. arsim

    its last time wenger to think about the glory. i dont like we to be so sure in our game. realy we have great team but meybe not enough fot glory. just go back when Fabregas, Van Persie and Hleb was injuried we played game with no idea. its last time to think we can be champions without bringing some extra world clas players. if realy can match for the richest world fotball club than please arsenal needs Benzema, Robinjo, Canizares. i hope that i am wrong but season is still long long long way and we have no chance for titles with courrently not squad but reserves. we need have 22 exelent players and be honest we dont have still.

  21. gAv GaV

    i think we need to add more pace on the the flanks like quaresma or someone. or we should sign renato augusto who’s a great player in brazil but we probably dont need him yet. i would love to have robinho but i doubt it AW will ever sign these sort of players. but i think if we want to win the prem we should be a centre back and a pacey winger thats really it and MAYBE a goalkeeper i know we might get muller but its not essential. i know we have walcott but he is more dangerous in the middle definitely and needs to play up front more then out wide we need someone who can play their naturally preferably a left sided one like david silva and drenthe.

  22. Jits

    Van der Vaart(also in the books of chelsea) is a nice option. n so is Dimitrov. he’s got top skills. he’s fast n can score many types of goals. i don see modric comin to arsenal at this big a transfer fee. but that should have helped eduardo. although he’s too lightweight for EPL, he’s tricky n fast off the all. also one good strong n fast centre back. i dont want any more strikers. bendtner will start for arsenal in the next season ahead of adebayor. i’m 100% sure of that. n for the centre back i would prefer djourou back(only reason is that he’s fast like kolo n clean on the tackle, though goes out of position many times). song is good too. no way i can see senderos playin EPL anymore. he’s too slow. always brings down men n gets the red card.we should sell gilberto. he’s so off pace. i like diarra n we hav to keep him. i would like to see RVP in the lone striker role. he’ s better than ade in the link up play. problem with ade is that he cannot move with ball as fast or intelligently as RVP or even bendtner. Arsenal rulez…

  23. beejay

    please get Anelka back and bring in Modric to replace rosicky,fabregas or helb when they are tired….ARSENE we need the traditional 4-4-2 formation back please

  24. Pedro

    I think Eboue has a lot of potential, just not very much direction. He brings to much of the spotlight onto himself with his childish antics. He was a better attacker when he was at right back!

    If you want a classy winger at Arsenal we should have another look at old beast face, Ribery. He has been having a blinder at bayern this year, he was soooo good against Bolton. Robinho is fart to small to make it over here, he is like Reyes but lighter. He has a super shot on him though.

    Quasar looks the business though. He was the player who everyone was touting as the next best thing, not ronaldo. It would be a dream purchase, but whether he’d settle quickly enough for this year is up for debate!

    I’d like Anelka as well, but I think when RVP eventually gets back to business we’ll see the real Adebayor come out and shine! Well, thats the hope!

    Is no one fancying a Goalkeeper? The big German is off today!

  25. chen singapore

    I think Wenger won’t sign any player that costs a lot of pounds. So no Modric, no Quaresma, no Robinho, no Anelka, no Benzema, no van der Vaart, no Berbatov, no Kaka, no Richards. Wenger is such a weird guy, that even if they come for free, he would also consider first before signing them. AW is not Benitez (buy buy buy).

    Among the players that we are interested are Dimitrov, Mputu, Caceres and Luke Freeman. Maybe that Barnsley keeper, maybe Bostock?

    It seems either Dimitrov or Mputu will be signed. Even so, I can’t see them being pushed into the proper first team for the next 3 or 4 months (Mputu maybe till next season). Djourou will be back, so good news. Maybe Vela too.

    Freeman will probably be signed on a scholarship term and added to Under 18s.

    Knowing Lehmann’s character, he probably won’t stick around here as a second choice keeper. Diarra seems certain to leave, but chance of AW selling him to spurs is low. Gilberto wants to go Italy despite the crowd unrest there..brave. J Hoyte should leave, if he wants to save his footballing career. Merida on loan to Sociedad, probably. Diaby and Bendtner will stay and fight for their places hopefully.

    Our team seems to lose some gas and power, and I need we need a guy that can be the catalyst for second half of season push. Eduardo might be that guy. He has taken a hell lot of a time to rest and settled, isn’t it?

  26. shafiul

    i think we need samir nasri and that guy from levski sofia, personally i dnt like players like quaresma and robinho because they think they are all it

  27. wengers wonderkids

    have to agree with one touch genius, arsene will never sign quaresma or robinho……… van der vaart, modric or silva would be good additions, but we only need one. everyone is saying we need a worldclass striker, should take a look at vela, he wont be ready for england for a year, but he is very special believe me, gave ramos one of the best defenders in the world a torrid time against unreal madrid……however not too fussed bout eboue going to AFC but we will miss king kolo too much, and will prob concede a few soft goals t’up north without him, but song must be given a chance, djorou and senderos make too many mistakes for a team with title aspirations……plus pls give bendtner a chance sir arsene his first touch is sooooooooooooooooo much better than ade’s…………its gonna be very very hard against everton…..gooner for life

  28. wengers wonderkids

    ps why has no one mentioned diego in this column…….he is absolutely worldclass, would prob cost top dollar, but for that you would be getting one of the best players in the world, maybe not sir arsenes style, but would be my dream signing, if you have nt seen him check him out on youtube

  29. jimmyfingers

    You know its Christmas when the blog is full of text speak. Capital letters people! Punctuation marks! Proper grammer!

    It may be easier to type but it’s more difficult to read.

    Grumpy old man rant over

    Good news about Gallas. Going to be difficult with Everton hitting their stride and us on a wobble. Still I think we can get a result

  30. arres

    for God’s sake, buy Quaresma. he will be expensive, but if he goes to arsenal, he will be as valuable for the team as cristiano ronaldo is in manchester. they are the same – both have the same skills, both were formed in sporting lisbon at the same time, except that ronaldo was transfered to manchester, and quaresma was transfered to barcelona. if quaresma had been transfered to manchester or arsenal, with such good coaches as ferguson or wenger, he would be a top player as cristiano ronaldo is today, and he wouldn’t have to come back to portugal (especially to play in a sporting’s direct rival team like porto). of course, he is not a striker, which I think is what arsenal needs.
    I’m not english, I am a sporting lisbon fan, but I support arsenal. and I can see clearly that quaresma has too much quality to play in the portuguese league. and if he gets trained by a decent coach, he can be big. he wants to leave portugal, and like any normal player, he would prefer to go to the premierleague. he will be much easier to hire than robinho.

  31. GunDeLiRO

    EASY PEOPLE….

    FLAMINI NEEDS T BE DROPPED IMMEDIATELEY AND REPLACED WITH DIARRA.

    REASON: FLAMINI IS OFF AT THE END OF THE SEASON, HE’S NOT STICKING AROUND, HE’S DONE HIS STINT IN THE UK AND WILL LOOK TO FIND $£€GREENER£$€ PASTURERS.

    WITH DIARRA WE CAN PLAY 4-4-2 AND KNOW THAT WE HAVE MUSCLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARK ALLOWING FABREGAS TO DO HIS TING. WITH A RUNS OF GAMES DIARRA WILL ONLY GET BETTER AND HE IS ALREADY AS GOOD AS IF NOT BETTER THAN FLAMINI…………………………………..

    WITH 4-4-2 WE CAN STICK RVP, BENDTNER OR ADE UPFRONT……WITH HLEB ROSICKY ON THE WINGS…….. WE NEED DIARRA MORE THAN WE REALISE….ITS BEEN AGES SINCE WE HAD A VIERA TYPE PLAYER WHO CAN HOLD HIS OWN AND DOES NOT BELIEVE IN SHYING AWAY FROM TACKLES…….DIARRA IS MAKALELE’S PRODIGY, HE’S LEARNT HIS TRADE FROM THE BEST AND CAN ONLY GET BETTER…..

    QUARESMA IS A TO LAZY AND FLASH, HE WON’T COMPLIMENT OUR GAME OR ENHANCE IT……ROBINHO HOWEVER WOULD BE A DIAMOND TO HAVE IN OUR TEAM….HE IS FINE PLAYER THAT FITS OUR OUR TEAM PLAY PERFECTLY, AS DOES MODRIC…..

    EDUARDO ALSO STILL HAS A FEW MORE MONTHS TO PROVE HIMSELF, HE HAS A ESQUISITE EYE FOR GOAL ……WHEN HIM AND MODRIC PLAY TOGETHR FOR DINAMOorCROATIA THEY LINK SUPERBLY……

    ALSO VELA WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM JAN, SO ??????

    ALSO STOP KNOCKING EBOUE, THERE’S ALOT OF LEFTBACKS IN THE PREM LEAGUE THAT ARE SH*T SCARED OF HIM, SO WHAT IF HE PLAYS UP AND IS A BIT NAUGHTY, YOU NEED A BIT OF MADNESS TO COMPLITENT THE SANITY OF THE TEAM…….

    G.SILVA MUST GO AS EVERYTIME HE HAS COME SON WE LOOK LIKE LOSING!

    REALISTICALLY WE ALL KNOW THAT WENGERS NOT BUYING ANYBODY…AND AS NICE AS IT IS TO SPECULATE THERE ARE MANY PLAYERS WE SHOULD BUY BUT DO WE REALLY NEED THEM, DOES WENGER NOT KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING ?

    GUNSHOT! BO! BO! BAP! BAP! BBRRR!

    Happy New Year all GOONERS!

  32. Geoff

    Arsene probably won’t buy, but he’s surprised us most when he’s bought in the window, Adebayor, Theo and Reyes to name but a few and then he said he was buying no-one!

    Not sure whether the Flamster will go, but I hope not, I also hope that Diarra will stay and think he will start with Diaby tomorrow.

    The thing that I find staggering is how we let Flamini play when we knew he could leave on a free at the end of the season, it smacks of Wiltord and Edu, I suggest that’s not too smart in the business department.

    I hope that Bendtner and Eduardo ot Theo will start as well.

    If we can get a win at Everton we’ll be back on track and ready for any gems Wenger might bring in in January.

    As some of you say, we are second and going for the title, I just hope we do the right thing in the next few fixtures.

  33. Laron

    i also think we should keep Diarra, but only if he wants to stay, we dont need anyone dampening team spirit. but if he does leave i think we have overlooked a quality player who is more than capable of deputising for the flamster, Song.

    i say we need some width so i would go for Dimitrov, or Quaresma but he would be costly and Le Boss doesnt like paying above the odds for a player if we have similar players in the making.

    i do also think we should get a CD but we should have Djorou (good player), Song, Gilberto, Hoyte, and a few reserve players equally capable. notice i didnt mention Senderos? thats because i dont think he should be in the squad past the 31st of Jan 08 (if there’s any justice in the world).

    if wenger does read this then i would like to ask why he prefers Adebayor to Bendtner, and why he doesnt play Eduardo with Adebayor? i cant wait for Vela to return or rather come in!!! Arsenal FC is a great club!!

  34. carloz goonarosa

    First of, I reckon the reason AW doesn’t like a bid squad of big name players is precisely to avoid the type of unrest we are witnessing with want-away diarra and diaby. So, january deals should be about sales and purchases.

    Sell: senderos, lehman, gilberto, and diaby (if we are sure flamini is staying)

    Buy:
    CB: richards or an experienced low-profile gem (someone with some aerial authority)
    Midfiled: a ronaldo type player that will run at defence with pace and creativity (for those days we encounter packed defences) – dimitrov, modric, quaresma, or similar.
    Striker: we can afford a glut of strikers for a season, and sell off anyone who is off the pace during the summer or jan09 sales. So, lets get a proven top striker: benzema, anelka, santa cruz, dean ashton

    If we do the above, Wenger, we will not only win the epl this season .. but most likely next season too.

    Also, the safety measure of playing 451 against the likes of pompey, newcastle, etc is showing us up as lacking in belief and ambition. Let us at them with 442, and bring back the fear that teams feel when they they learn they will be playing arsenal.

    common u gooners .. for ever !!!!!

  35. adam

    if we had started bendtner as our 1st choice striker we would be sitting top of the league at the moment. truth is, adebayor is not good enough for arsenal. deep down we all know it. bendtner is much much better at every aspect of his game. this minor adjustment can help us a lot. eboue is also not good enough. neither would get into our best 11 which would be:

    almunia

    sagna toure gallas clichy

    hleb fabregas flamini/diarra rosicky

    van persie

    bendtner

  36. carloz goonarosa

    reo coker ? .. I am sure u are having a laff !!! not good enough for arsenal .. and besides we have a glut of better central midfileders (flamster, hleb, fabs, diarra, diaby, denilson, rosicky — even though some are played out of position on the left or right wings) …

  37. carloz goonarosa

    I second the question on adebayo’s suitability to be top striker .. but would not go as far as suggesting we sell him .. he should be made to sit on the bench often, especially after some of his bad performances. Let him fight to prove he deserves to be starting games …

    Please Wenger, give bendtner, dudu, walcott shots at starting up front. Wenger, trusting youngsters is a risky business, but you do it every season .. why not gamble on strikers. You maybe surprised at how ‘settled in’ dudu will reveal he is if he gets to play up front frequently .. and bendtner is (on current form) much better than adebayor .. plus walcott has been awesome as an out and out second striker, instead of wallowing in the wings …

  38. kobe

    it’s simple we need a striker, wenger shud get eto’o from under most. and get a real winger with pace and skills like jeremy menez rom monaco. which is in fantastic form at the moment.i we can get micah richards from man city this jan or next season we need him and we need to be strong in deence and in attack. vanpersie keeps having injuries and ade as improved but still lack things. hleb and fab will create cahnces for strikers to score i think if we can get top class striker not een a top clas but a player that knows the net. maybe modric.

  39. alfred cutajar

    in my humble oppinion i or noboady should tell the PROF. who we like as he very well knowwho he should get, YES it looks after we been spoilled for somany years by th14
    no wonderthe rest are not up to the class we been used TO, so i say calm down im sure
    THE PROF. GOT SOMETHING up his sleeves

  40. iqwoo

    They could reallly do with Benzema right now with his awesome perfomances for Lyon.

    With Theo back we could see him playing more or Arsene reverting to 4-4-2 other than the usual 4-5-1 Supporting. We could do with Quaresma cause I feel that we’re losing this world class edge but i hope Arsene’s priority is Benzema. Honestly, Eduardo needs one more year or 6 months and i dont know what happened to him. We could get rid of Gilberto and Senderos . We could develop the youngsters and step up in the abscence of Toure due to the African Cup Of Nations. If the rumors are true about Ade Going To Real A Player swap would do it. Robinho and Sneijder For Ade how’s that?! XP If Robinho would come he would fit perfectly.

  41. iqwoo

    Im praying right now that Arsene’s mind just clicked and Wesley Sneijder Popped into his brain.

    Eboue – I dont know about him playing right winger. He was better as a right back but now with Sagna there no way for him to get his right back positiion again.

    And what do you guys think about Ryan Babel coming to Arsenal on Loan/Permanent?
    He has the desire to play in Arsenal as he said and he’s not been getting any 1st team time.

    My formation for Everton Match:

    Almunia

    Sagna – Gallas ( he’s fit. )- Toure – Clichy

    Hleb – Flamini – Fabregas – Rosicky

    Bendtnar – Adebayor

    During Portsmouth match i was Screaming at my tele and at Adebayor.
    He’s holding the ball and not getting any passes into the box. I really
    Want to play 4-4-2 in this Game. Get A Good Result and Return home to Hammer
    Down West Ham.

  42. Josh

    Might need another play maker not young and not old back up for cesc maybe a striker maybe a versatile midfielder possibly a left/center back not sure!!!!

  43. Ryan

    Oh please all these players who people claim to want and how many actually watch these players on a regular basis? How often do people here really watch Quaresma, Benzema, Modric etc.

    People all seem to think real football is just like FIFA or PES and the suggestions are usually ridiculous for lots of reasons. Pointlessly expensive, over-rated, not the solution and not better than what we already have is the reasonable aproach to most of those names. I mean there’s nothing more pathetic than a guy who begs for Benzema because he once watched a Youtube video of him or saw a goal he scored shown on TV. Grow up a bit. Wenger’s transfer policy is excellent in general and you only have to look at the number of failed big money players at the other 3 big clubs to see exactly how pointless such speculation is.

    Do we already have a great squad? Yes.
    Is it perfect? No.
    Is it even possible to have a perfect squad? No.
    Are we already top of the league? Yes.
    Do we already have extremely talented players upset because they can’t get near the first team? Yes.
    Does Wenger normally come good with his cheapo signings? Yes.

    If Wenger will buy anyone in the foreseeable future it’s most likely he’ll be buying a person as well known as Sagna. You would have thought that after all this time people might have noticed that’s the way he works and that it works too.

    Goodbye kids.

  44. Jay

    Ade is the man. Heis scored some important goals as well as spectacular ones so far this season. He is only been playing for us for 2 years and is still young, wen van the man is fit or bentender is not suspended and eduado is so scoring we will have a great front line. Even though i think we do now. Ade gets lost up front on his own and hleb and tom dont provide the support they should and therefor ade comes wide and deep for the ball.. With 442 this will be different and he will be scoring more. We have wwingers, rosicky and hleb work well and i think theo will come in and play left wing as i think tom is a temporary soloution. Robiniho would be an asset to arsenal and can do something from nothing BUT it is not going to happen ever, realistically, who can see us paying the 20mil plus for either of them. I would love to see robiniho lighting up the prem but its only ever going to be with the chavs as they will be the only ones to stump up the price. We need a centre back but its only for a few games and gilb can drop and play there if we dont trust sendores, as he is unpredictable. Djourou is good but i wud not get rid of gilb as he does the job and has been the man for years. Lets be loyal to our senior players.

    Bed time, thanks

  45. kobe

    we have good players and some young and talented, but in some position we could do with a player that normally plays the role and not a player that wenger is trying convert, i really think we need couple of players not actually world class as u people say every time but players that can add real quality to the team, i have study wenger over the years and i he doesn’t buy players that people know and i can tell u now that that have cost us, when it time to add quality to the team u shud add, after the unbeaten season we shud have add real quality player than but wenger didn’t and we lost the league we shud have won it three times in a row and now again we have good players but we need players in some position if wenger can add to the squad now only god knowns how many trophy we will win in three or four years time

  46. senthil

    we too need some more good players…. i like to see robinho in our team playing with cesc….. it will be a attackin midfield and good for our team…..

  47. beejay

    am sticking to ANELKA…he is just what we need in that team and a mifield maestro like Modric…please Arsene get Carlos Vela back..want to see him put on the red and white jersey

  48. Cesc Fabregas

    3players should be signed
    Querasma
    Berbatov
    Marquez from barcelona
    if we kant do 3 fuk querasma off then
    dropp
    Gallas
    Senderos
    Eboue
    Sorry about these guys but i think its time to go
    senderos is gun but he needs another 3 years to be a strong defence player