Chump of the year on hold and will we invest in youth again? This time it may make sense!

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Ok Chump of the year has been put on hold as with the Cesc will he or won’t he, and the Wenger will he or won’t he issues still to be sorted, we may well have two new contenders pending. So we are going to see what develops.

We are being linked with three young kids, the new Cesc, the new Pires and the new Henry, Gai Assulin is a Barca Israeli that could go on a free, the chavs are also sniffing, Eden Hazard could go for big money but the Mancs are in there as well, finally the new Henry is supposed to be French under 21 Anthony Modeste and he will be cheap, so do these kids makes sense?

I think that Hazard and Assulin do, but not so sure about Modeste, I don’t know him. What about Wilshere though, our very own superkid? I expect if we didn’t have him, we would be after him, I would be tempted to draft him in, he didn’t do too well when he had his chances last season, but he was bench warming, when he went to Bolton, he came good, and for that reason I would put him ahead of the pack we are interested in.

The Mancs have signed Carlos Vela’s mate, how I’m not sure, as everyone seems to be signing players and the window hasn’t opened yet, maybe Wenger will surprise us all and start and finish early in June, I hope so, at least that way we’ll get to see some of them in the world cup, like he did all those years ago with Rosicky.

I really, truly believe that the reason the Cesc thing is in Wenger’s hands is because Cesc has been told that we will be signing the top players we need for Cesc to win the Premier league, so if that’s true then Cesc will be a contender for Champ of the year, if we don’t then I also believe that Cesc will go, we will take Β£40mil and 2 or 3 players in exchange, with Assulin being one of them.

I would love to see Gourcuff joining us, with or without Cesc, he’s tall, strong and has a wicked shot, I would like to see a big centre back in there as opposed to another athlete, a winger that can cross the ball for Chamakh, competition for Song and a keeper, I would take anyone as we have no one, Green, Hart, Frey or Buffon, would do it but not Schwarzer, he’s a bit too old, but he is still better than what we have, so needs must.

I know we keep speculating a lot, but that’s what we do in the summer, if we get them, we can start dribbling and frothing at the mouth and enjoy the next 2 months.

We need to get rid of the dead wood though and I would put Denilson, Eboue, Silvestre, Gallas, Almunia, Fabianski and now as Campbell has been talking to Celtic, Campbell in that box.

There are a bunch of younger ones that I would also clear out and lower the wage bill as well. Yes Eboue has had an Ok season, but we need better, yes Denilson may have his Flamini season next term but he has had way too many chances, it’s time to get tough Arsene, you owe us.

It’s not the fact we have won nothing, it’s the fact that we don’t compete when it counts, it’s also the chasing pack, look what happened to Liverpool, that could be us next term, we know that the spuds and the northern chavs will spend big, we know that the Mancs and the chavs will and we know the big clubs in Europe will, people may point to Madrid for their spending and lack of success this season, but you know that La Liga is always between those two, sometimes you have to spend to keep up, it’s no different in business.

Finally boss, please don’t keep telling us that this team is still young and has great mental strength, there is not a trophy for that, and if you think we have great mental strength then remember the Blackburn, Wigan, United, Chelsea and Barca games, because I do.

Injuries happen every year, it’s the job of the coach to see we have adequate cover, we don’t, so let’s make that a priority.

So that’s my list, Le Chump is up to Arsenal, come on Arsene, make us make you and Cesc joint Le Champs and we can have a summer of positive posts!

Have a great Friday grovers, next week it should all start to take shape!

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  1. zeus

    When asked to comment on the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona and the final against Bayern and how he managed to defeat the sides, Mourinho revealed his tactical adaptiveness.

    “At Barcelona we did not park the bus in front of goal, we parked an Airbus and it worked. In the final, we had to go out to win, not just play. My team looked for the weaknesses in our rival and tried to compensate for their best players.

    “Bayern is faster than Inter and if Inter had sought the ball, they would have lost. If I am slower and I lose the ball, I lose the match. I decided not to focus on possession but instead being compact in defense and forcing Bayern to lose the ball. We studied five movements so that when we recovered possession we would be able to strike back quickly.”

    Mou was subsequently asked if he could have beaten his own defensive structure employed by Inter to which he offered a resounding yes.

    “I would have been capable of beating my own Inter side, including when we were so compact at the back because I know the limitations of such a tactic,” he said.

    “The best quality a team can have is to know its own limitations and virtues. Inter has a number of weaknesses, both at an individual and a collective level. The trick is to hide those problems and I believe that this season we were able to do that very well.”

    He is really cocky isn’t he?

  2. zeus

    Asked about the differing styles between his Chelsea team and his Inter team and what one might be able to expect from Mou’s Madrid side, the Portuguese expressed his desire to adapt to what was available.

    “One needs to know what one has and apply it in the best way to cause damage,” he said.

    “When I had Cech who could distribute long balls with precision and Drogba who could win the ball up front, why not use a more direct style? What is the use of building play from the back?

    “But if you have a Milito that does not have the same qualities, the style of play needs to be different. Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka who are both very good in one on one situations with defenders. In that case, it is best to seek a style that sets up one-on-one opportunities.

    “The principles of one’s style of play depend on the footballers in one’s service.”

    Finally, the Special One was asked about the delay in resolving his contractual issues with Inter to which he replied that regardless of the process, the outcome would be the same.

    “It is only a matter of time before an understanding is reached. A cycle has ended and they know my desire is to move to Real Madrid. I am part of Inter’s history and Inter is part of mine.

    “They know how I am and know that a new contract or more money would not change my opinion. They know it’s not worth putting up a fight.

    :I don’t want to leave Inter in a bad way, I want to leave on good terms, but I also have absolute security that one way or another I am going to coach Real Madrid.”

    JM is gonna go Wenger and attack.

  3. JJ

    @SUGA3 – Thanks for trying. Nice one on SJP and the Liverpool wallet pokes. You made me lol which is not good given that I am at work :).

  4. Gooby

    shitty will try their best to stick adebayor in an exchange dead ti get somebody.
    i wonder how he feels after missing 2 years of champions league football.

    flamini on the bench
    diarra on the bench
    hleb on loan in germany
    toure same as the whore

    and jeffers well…free agent

    it doesn’t help much to leave the mighty arsenal!

  5. David

    I leave for one second and you bastards continue the Walcott Slagging!


    Theo is Legend πŸ˜€

  6. SUGA3


    calling someone gay for whatever reason is an indication of ‘uderlying issues’…

    I, for one, take pride in the fact that I never called my ‘butt pirate’ friend a poof πŸ˜‰

  7. ethangunner

    i think nik B needs to go !
    glory hunter !

    we should be fucking him off too !
    lil cocksucker , taking the next cesc ticket ..

    what is it with all these gumby tall lanky ass piece of shite strikers ?!

    is the air thin up there or something ?

  8. Stu

    Wasnt it QoS that said that about fans of Rap? I’ll blindly assume SHE isnt gay…isnt she married?

    David, we slag Theo because he is shit. You may thing Bendtner is shit but he is still much much better than Walcott.

  9. Stu

    Isnt Assulin on a free so no point in trying to have him as part of the Cesc deal. Much better to just get the 80m in cash.

  10. incesc

    and assflaps is too young

    we aleady have wilshere

    no more babies

    lets wait for the ones we have to get good

  11. ethangunner

    i think the club could still negotiate on his behalf until june 1 or when ever the spanish seasons contracts are over ..

    they could put him in as a sweetener ..

    wenger could secure him , because he wants time on the pitch , he wont get that at the chev’s ..

    and it seems only us and them are in for him …

    and as he’s on a free im sure wenger will be in for him …

    i agree gooby need experience ..
    but someone on a free is music to wengers ears πŸ™‚

  12. ethangunner


    he will need another anyhow ..
    but agreed , i think jack could adapt to anything !

    he is far more special than cesc !

  13. ethangunner

    Gooby says:
    May 29, 2010 at 00:08

    lol ethan

    we do not need two kids
    with wenger, we will always be in like Flinn for kids …

    that sounds so wrong πŸ™‚

  14. sixx pac

    Wilshere wont go anywhere til after Emirates cup. Wants to prove something to wenger. Im stii mesmerized by his skills against rangers and celtic

  15. Stu

    I noticed recently that Wilshere is extremely left footed. Rather than play it simply with his right foot when necessary he uses the outside of his left. It it very important that he be able to use his weaker foot imo because it creates better angles when releasing the ball but nothing major because using 1 foot makes it harder to read for the oppo i guess.

  16. Stu

    And against Juve 2 years ago sixx pac..or maybe it was against Real? Either way it was fantastic in its simplicity.

  17. ethangunner

    hazard hangeland Assulin bojan πŸ™‚

    all better names than normal .. wenger is looking at least …

    or appears to be .

  18. ethangunner

    SUGA3 says:
    May 29, 2010 at 00:46


    QoS rates Denilson…
    maybe in time if his balls drop !
    but can we afford the down time ???? NO !


  19. ethangunner

    he can score the odd cool goal ..
    he can play wenger ball ..

    it just hasnt clicked for him ..
    and he is too lightweight still ….

    possibly in time ..
    but currently NO!

    and how much time would it take ? a season ? 2 ?

    sorry cant afford passengers on the road to silverware …

  20. ethangunner

    same with song – denilson – diaby – eboue-fab2 nik b

    all back ups at best , everyone get it out of your head that we will win something with them in the starting line up ..

    all lack the skill and will be exposed like a gay man over a barrel once cesc leaves !

    we haven’t won shit with them to date !


  21. SUGA3


    well, that doesn’t say a lot, does it?

    one of two:

    1) Denilson: lightweight, weak, slow with no cojones
    2) Dudu: permacrock with shattered mentality

    yep, he is our best Brazilian all right…

  22. ethangunner

    sure suga …

    1st teamers .. next season ..

    sure subs@ best – backups .. song in for weaker games .
    like the spuds πŸ™‚ but diaby and denilson well to me , if they get sold on i wouldnt cry ..

    if big al gets sold on ill have a party πŸ™‚

  23. ethangunner

    it wouldnt surprise me if the shit hits the fan in the next few days ..

    we are worried about cesc-gate ..

    but im sure you can add gallas – dudu – eboue to the list of departures .. sol …

    silvestre cross fingers πŸ™‚

    i think your going to see 1 or 2 others who will go, and it will be a shock to us !

    nik b … hopefully not jack !

    vela ?

    listen anything is possible once the captain walks out …..

    again ..

  24. ethangunner

    i think clichy will go .. wenger has got some choice there now , and if a bid comes in around the 20 mark im sure wenger will sharpen the hatchet πŸ™‚

  25. chozzer

    Fack me choy, Pinky the cat was the funniest thing I’ve seen for ages….cats are bad. πŸ™‚

  26. Arsene Nose Best

    good to see some perspective on that shower of shit site where you have commented ethan.

  27. ethangunner

    he deleted it the little mongrel – in denial ..

    says im some angry little boy from thailand πŸ™‚
    when he has 10 paragraphs of blog trashing to read thru.

    he’s looking for a reaction and then i give him one he
    goes running …

    he is truly afraid of me πŸ™‚

    and im loving it πŸ™‚

  28. ethangunner

    also have to love his heading , for a man who thinks wenger does NO wrong he more eager than anyone for signings obviously ..


    wot a fuckin jack ass

    cant believe the pin heads on his blog enter into his dribble !

  29. ethangunner

    Jay says:
    May 29, 2010 at 01:59

    Etha are you pissed1
    fuck ?!

    are you :)?

  30. ethangunner

    hangeland is a rumor at best at the moment .
    it would take a brave indian to say its a closer !

    the guy has no class , he is just doing it for hits ..

  31. Jay

    Boys i take it you are all english with big expections the reality is you have not got a chance perhaps last eight if your lucky!!

  32. ethangunner


    totally agree , need to get some class into the club, especially if cesc and gallas goes !

    we need self starters ..

    if hangeland is a go-ahead its only because june 1 is looming and gallas is leaving ..

  33. ethangunner

    and look what we did for SOL !
    gave him a platform to show off he still has it .
    now he can secure a 2 year deal im sure he will be off also ..

    the lure of regular matches and a longer term deal (possibly for better money too !)

    screwed over again ..

    Arsenal the revolving door club !

  34. ethangunner

    jay ,

    i dont expect much from the world cup ..
    ill be rooting for theo to come good ..

    if he gets the confidence he could blossom there .
    he will be trying , im sure …

    your right too much world talent .. SPAIN – HOLLAND – PORTUGAL – ITALY – FRANCE -ARGENTINA – BRAZIL – ….

    its always going to be a lucky dip anyhow

  35. Jay

    Arsene Nose Best

    Reality i would lke to see England win but they are in a worst shape than 2006! so they have not got a cats chance in hell!

  36. ethangunner

    AA23 says:
    May 29, 2010 at 02:11

    Hangeland is pony
    well what does that make you ? a shetland ?
    trust your boss you welcher !

  37. Arsene Nose Best

    im english and i could not give 2 fucks if england win the world cup,back to my ?????? where are you from

  38. ethangunner

    no jay i think your wrong ,
    rooney as much as i hate to say it is in the best form of his life .. we have 1 or 2 others like carton cole who can support , not just the olde hesky ..

    gerrard who wants a move away wants to impress .

    theo who needs to click at the world cup to re-ignite his career ..

    anything can happen !

  39. ethangunner

    but lets face it ..

    id be just as coy , as AA23/6-twat if i said i think Ingland would win the world cup ..

    SPAIN and the Dutch are cram packed with talent and options on the bench ..

    and thats without considering the african – south american nations !

  40. Jay

    Fair play that enland is in the competion but the reality is they are also rans. Ireland has a better chance of wining the eurovision song contest tomorrow night than england has of winning the world cup! Boys get real!

  41. ethangunner

    sure J ..

    but once you get into the final 16 ..
    the draw is the key !

    your forgetting the format … luck can play a MASSIVE part in who you avoid !

    thats the reason its not really a true reflection of whos the best ..

    i think most times we should have beaten germany in the past .. but luck was never on our side …

    or klinnsman πŸ™‚

  42. David

    Well i for one wouldnt mind if we buy some English players even if we can use them to fill up our bench…as much as I like anticipating for Walcott to come on…and i do…I dont see anyone after that? Clichy for Gibbs maybe?

  43. Jay

    Ethangunner I am a gunner and a irish man but if england get close to winning the big prize i will be supporting them even though i will not admit it!

  44. ethangunner

    injuries – depth – the draw ..

    all play a part ..

    yes j , agreed on paper , England are no way in hell front runners .. but squad depth should be ok ..

    and once they are in the final 16/8 the draw if favorable ..

    well .. as i said anything can happen at that point .

    thats the problewm with knock out comps.

    spain could play holland and knock them out all get injured including cesc πŸ™‚

    and have nothing in the tank for the semi’s ..

    trust me .. im sure there will be drama ..

    england has a 1 in 16 chance like any other ..

  45. David

    I love Jackie Boy…but he plays where Arshavin plays…Cant see it…And i really dont want to upset another Barcelona is my dream club player in the squad.

    Whatever happned to Rodwell?

  46. Jay

    Ethan yes it will happen englanD will get to the last 8 maybe even the last 4 but they will be a mile short of the quality of the winners!

  47. AA23

    I saw him get a dreadful hiding on there a while back. I was actually embarrassed for him, in between pissing myself with laughter of course.

  48. David

    When Injuries inevitably decide to fuck us over…we’d prob do nicely with Jack in the team but yes by all means…A rodwell would be nice…a Cahill would be nice…

  49. David

    Be back in an hour…off to the gym.

    Completely forgot about Eastmond Sixx…

    But i prefer the Cocq to be honest.

  50. David

    And STU FFS!

    Walcott Is LEGEND! NOT SHITE!

    As soon as Becks teaches him how to cross he’d be the English Overmars! πŸ˜€

  51. ethangunner

    jack should be included like sven did to theo ,

    and i expect theo just to need a light put under his ass , because i expect the WC format to favor him ..

    capello , will play him if he shows the spark ..
    theo knows even if he gets a hat trick he will start on the bench next game for arsenal , for favor of eboue or diaby or song or some other rotation . but capello in WC football has to play his form players ..

    if theo shows endeavor , capello has to play him .
    i would expect him to be sub’d in , in the 1st round game .

    not a starter ..

    probably lennon , even if i hate to admit it ..

  52. ethangunner

    sixx pac says:
    May 29, 2010 at 02:32

    angry little boy from thailand. Started supporting Arsenal in 2002. Legendaire is legendary

  53. ethangunner


    get a beating because the cunt deletes all my posts πŸ™‚

    but its funny for me…

    I keep asking him how much silverware we have won in the past half decade !

    it pretty much nullifies any fucking argument the cunt has got to fight with πŸ™‚

    but you 2 cunts should go start shop there ..
    you can pretend to bet with all the AKB , and make a fortune racketeering πŸ™‚

    and 6-twat can racketeer his brown ass πŸ™‚

  54. ethangunner

    sixx pac says:
    May 29, 2010 at 02:51

    I thought you and StringeHawk were friends Ethan. What happened, u owe him money.:lol:
    no i dont owe any cunt money πŸ™‚

    i pay my debts !

    if im man enough to bet im man enough to pay up !

    its called principal !

  55. ethangunner

    sixx pac says:
    May 29, 2010 at 02:32

    angry little boy from thailand. Started supporting Arsenal in 2002. Legendaire is legendary
    keep talking trash like that Geoff will just give you an automatic red ..

    you closet ACLF- AKB -CUNT ..

    ( the last one wasnt an abbreviation πŸ™‚ )

  56. ethangunner

    String-bean is just a wart on my hairy ass ..
    he is totally delusional ..
    we havent won anything .. for so long ..

    yet the way he talks weve just done the quadruple ..
    and wenger is a shear tactical genius for playing big al all season !

    total delusional ranting fukwit , who has been wrong more times , and ive laughed more times at what he’s written than any other man / woman/gay !

    alive …

  57. ethangunner

    you see unlike his stance mine would change if wenger got in a better class of player ..

    obviously up until now all AKB types thought wenger was correct in all judgements ..

    but its funny today his heading is WE SIGN HANGELAND …

    not bad for someone who thought project youth and recruit from within was the way to go !


    i suppose he is going to say he wanted to spend all along too ! ..

    hahaha fuck knuckles dont grow on trees !
    but it seems a lot do hang from the Arsenal grove !

    i feel embarrassed to say this clown supports my team , with back bone like him you might as well become a jelly fish .. what sort of football club can be left accountable for nothing , ignoring the football for so long ..

    how can someone be so fucking stupid to not see , there is 2 wengers -wenger1 without money chasing kids .

    wenger 2 chasing quality players when he has money !

    can you see the difference dipshit ???

    things are coming around for arsene !

    he can see the light .. shame his supporters cant …

    but i suppose its hard too see anything when your wedged between someones asshole for over 5 seasons πŸ™‚

  58. ethangunner

    and dont think wenger thinks everything will be rosy this season with cesc and gallas sure to leave , he will have to rebuild AGAIN !

    he needs these players just to ensure 4th spot !

    nothing is changing apart from the spuds and manshittys of this world have shown to be a threat ..

    and 6 teams doesnt split 4 ways ..
    and he dont want to miss out ..

  59. ethangunner

    if wenger loses out again this season im sure LEGENDAIRE wont last much longer πŸ™‚

    and his fan base of 3 people and 2 gimps that blog here
    will have to under go a blog name change πŸ™‚

  60. ethangunner

    i got a new motto for legendaire .

    BLOG BITCHIN – if you cant beat em’ .. pine about them πŸ™‚

  61. MickyDidIt89

    Lets hope that transfer window gets flung wide open on tuesday.
    And a wet and miserable ‘morning all’ it is here.

  62. David

    Winds to open wide..and bring in our GK, CB, DM, AM, RW, and CF.

    Dont do it Arsene. Resist the temptation to promote from within

  63. ethangunner

    Pat says:
    May 29, 2010 at 06:17

    Hangeland is ours?!?!?!
    ask the grand master of bullshit blogging .

  64. A

    I dunno about great pedro, i’d have my reservations, but wouldn’t be against it, provided he doesn’t cost loads, and we bring in a kjaer or equivalent as well

  65. Pedro

    A, sometimes you just need someone who can come in and defend.

    He’d compliment TV04 well, he’s fit, rarely gets injured, he’s very tall, he’s a leader and he’s done very well for Fulham.

    Get him and like you said… bring in someone up and coming.

  66. MickyDidIt89

    Agree Pedro Hangeland would be great. If Green stories are true, well, he’s better than we have, although I would rather a Hart.
    For me, we need a world class someone to play alongside Song. A proven PV4 type of player. A Mr Arsenal, battler, winner. Someone to drive the counter forwards and at speed. We need more directness. Who is this player?

  67. A

    Yeah Pedro, I certainly want someone who can defend! But his lack of experience of ever playing for a big team, and his lack of pace would worry me.

    Still if we can’t get anyone better then I’d make do with him!

  68. A

    With Green I’d be the same, would hope we could get someone better, but I’d be fine with him.

    Much rather him than Hart, who is just too big a risk, especially going on past examples of hyped young english keepers!

  69. MickyDidIt89

    My profile of this warrior: six foot. Tackles like a terrier, a shot like an exocet and the vision of the latest generation night vision goggles. A Zidane.

  70. A

    I’m not sure we do have enough pace Gooby, and that doesn’t mean we should have less.

    Playing a high line means a defender with no pace could get found out massively on counter attacks, which is what happened with Senderos alot