Denilson / Bendtner attracting interest… | Jack talking up black arts | Berbatov & Drogba considered?

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Arsene Wenger taking a holiday in South America is about as exciting as it gets on the news front. Mind you , I’m not holding my breath, we always get excited about Arsene’s working holidays… Remember when he took his cheque book to the World Cup…? That was more disappointing than the surprise transfer of Silvestre. This Alvarez rumour doesn’t want to give up though… He scored again at the weekend and being a free transfer with an Italian passport has all the hallmarks of an Arsene signing.

I was excited to read that Sevilla are interested in taking a punt on Denilson. Almost as excited as I was to read that Sarah Palin is thinking of running for President. Shock and awe is bringing sexy back… Good times world, good times!

I can see The Emirates from Pedro's bedroom (Dream sentence)

Apparently we’re asking for £8million, roughly the fee I was slated for suggesting a few months ago. It would be a good move for the Brazilian and I hope it’s pushed through.

The infamous Thomas Bendtner has told the press his son is on the Market for £9.1mil a million miles off my estimate of £15mill and a fair price for a player I’m pretty sure will do well in a system more suited to his cumbersome style… Bolton say… who lost Elmander to Galatasaray.

FIFA are dominating the press for all the usual reasons. I’m staggered that all the football associations are so spineless about this damaging problem. Why can’t all the major nations club together and set up their own Governing body? What use is an unethical ethics commission presiding over corruption? Who needs the World Cup anymore, club football is king! Why should a corrupt Qatari (now suspended) and a corrupt Swiss be contending the most prestigious position in world football, when one get knocked out of the running for corruption, why should one man be allowded to stand unopposed for a 4th term! Why isn’t someone like David Dein or the countless other qualified people in world football throwing their hats into the ring?

Why can no one suggest a better candidate than those two muppets…?

Maybe because they all play the same game as FIFA. We booked a friendly with T&T as a favour to Jack Warner, we booked a friendly this summer to Thailand to win votes (a game we cancelled when the Thai’s shafted us) and we’ve also back numerous grass-roots projects in Africa and elsewhere for the same reason (especially appalling considering the lack of grass-roots funding we’re getting over here). The fact is, the game is rotten to the core at the moment and everyone is as bad as each other. If we want to be seen as pioneers in the game again, we should take a stance, rip apart our failing FA and start again.

We need to inject a bit of morality into the game again and lead by example… until we admit we have problems ourselves, we can’t begin to lecture the rest of the world on their wrongs.

So rumour has it Berbatov is available for £7.5mill… I appreciate from an attitude perspective he’s a no go but for me, he’s a super player who’ll want to prove himself… Worth a punt? Maybe! Talking of cheap options, I’m pretty sure Drogba and Anelka are up for grabs… If we’re looking for experience you’ll struggle to find better. Chelsea are close to tying up a deal for Lukaku… obviously we’re interested in his 15 year old brother. The man from Belgium is supposed to be a bit of a player, it’s a shame we’re not looking at him. His name has been bandied around the LG comment section for a few years now… Arsene, if you need some help, drop by, I’m sure the Grover’s would be pleased to share.

German Eurosport are reporting Diego Benaglio of Wolfsburg is subject of an Arsenal offer. It all sounded reasonable until they mentioned they wanted a deal the other way involving Almunia… now I’m not so sure. We need a 3rd keeper, I’m not sure an international quite works though?

Deals are out there to be had if the manager fancies it this summer… United will be busy as will everyone else, inaction is not an option… proaction is… or being proactive… or something like that.

Finally, Jack Wilshere has said what we’ve been saying most of the season… We lack the right attitude to win games. He even mentioned the fact we don’t hassle the referee during games (remember the hammering you gave me for encouraging the dark arts?)… Not something we like, though not something we can ignore is effective.

Jack has the right to stand up and say things like that… Trouble is we’re hearing the same things from all the players… It’s all a bit blame culture to be honest which is a sign of poor management. Players need to be told, trained and guided on everything when they’re so young… perhaps that’s why Wenger should take note and bring in some experience?

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575 Responses to “Denilson / Bendtner attracting interest… | Jack talking up black arts | Berbatov & Drogba considered?”

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  1. gambon

    Pat Butcher: “Dot, why havent you won the trophy for best Laundrette?”

    Dot: “It depends what you call a trophy”

  2. wtf wanker

    squillaci swap for samba anyone , tv, samba ,jd and kos as 3rd and 4th choice anyway wenger doesnt care hes of for holidays

  3. Lurch LeRouge

    Arsenal’s Samir Nasri pays £16,000 for a night in Rihanna’s box.

    money well spent i’d say.

  4. DaleDaGooner

    Bergkamp, Vieira, Henry, Overmars, Pires…..all relatively unknown or underachievers, before Arsenal

  5. wtf wanker

    cesc wont go to barca
    they firstly need a lb and cb they will sign a cb who cost more than 20mil n we wont sell fab for 30 mil
    40 – 45 mil i think

  6. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Dale –

    Mate stick to sports where the players use their hands.

  7. wardo

    lmfao at WTL 15:27

    not to mention the solicitor will be struck off and will never practice law again.

    15:25 was quite funny also……..

  8. Doublegooner

    Arse&Nose:

    Good point. Ive known this bloke since the late 70’s, however he despises Wenger but you will notice his clients name ( although I know who it is) has been omitted !

  9. gooner

    Lol gambon

    enjoyed the summing up of Deins achievements. He would be the best signing we could make this summer

  10. DaleDaGooner

    Funny enough, I am sure I’d run rings round the “bloke” behind the character “WTL” on a “soccer” pitch in “real life”

  11. DaleDaGooner

    Interesting FACTS about Football in the USA…most people who play/ watch the sports, other than the moms, and suburbia kids, Latin Americans, Africans, Brits and Europeans who make up the American “Soccer” population, so when you want to make ignorant comments, you might want to find out my roots.

  12. Jimbo

    Things always get around.

    I had a mate of a mate who was working on the Adebayor deal, and managed to get a sneak peak at some of the legal docs 3-4 days before they were signed.

    DG could be speaking the truth.

  13. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Dale –

    Next time I am in Utah we can ask the soccer mums if we can join in with their kids game.

    Look forward to it.

  14. gambon

    Hmm, unknown to yanks who know nothing about football:

    Lets see

    – Bergkamp was one of europes top players. Best Dutch footballer by a mile, 120 goals in 240 games, Dutch footballer of the year 1992 &1993 before moving to Inter in what was a huge deal at the time. He was also a british record. In terms of current comparisons it would be like us signing Benzema for £30m.

    – Vieira was an unknown in this country & highly rated in France.

    – Henry was a very prominent world cup winner who people knew well from his time at Monaco where he was a huge talent. He lost his way briefly at Juve, more fool them. £11m in 1999 was a very big signing for us (and unfortunately still is).

    – Overmars was a big name. The only question was his fitness.

    – Pires was a big name in France, and was wanted by Madrid, but chose Arsenal. Last time I checked in 2000 Madrid werent signing nobodies.

    The only ‘relatively unknown’ player here was Vieira, so poor work.

  15. OPG

    Somebody linked us with Odemwengie, some people are attention seekers.
    Parker wants to play in the PL he says.

  16. DaleDaGooner

    gqmbon….You are a fool…I said, relatively unknown or underachievers…Iceman10 was not up to par at Inter, Henry at Juve, bar Overmars at Ajax…and muppets like you talked down Vieira as another “African Frog”

  17. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Dale –

    You presuming that no one had heard of Ozil before he got transferred to Madrid is ignorant mate.

    The rest is just me pulling your chain. You can take it mate, youre a super duper fan and if we had 60,000 of you in the Emirates we would be World Club Cup winners every year.

  18. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Dale –

    Where were muppets like Gambon talking down Vieira as “another african frog”, on which blogs are you talking about? or are you refering to the conversations you had whilst walking on the mean streets of Utah?

    Also when muppets like Gambon were saying “another” who did they mean ontop of, seeing as it was Arsenes first signing?

  19. gambon

    Dale

    I was supporting Arsenal in 1996, and was in the North Bank for PV04s debut against Sheff Wed.

    You on the other hand were deciding who to support out of the Dolphins & 49ers, while watching Jake the Snake on saturday nights.

    You should just give up on this attempt at following soccerball, your lack of knowledge embarasses you.

  20. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Dale –

    Ozil was from a couple of nights ago, you forget?

  21. Arse&Nose©

    c’mon on now, let’s stop picking on foreign fans (dale) or we would be just as bad as the cunts who pick on Arsenal.

  22. DaleDaGooner

    WTL, Yes I mentioned Ozil, bar his last season at Bremen, not much noise until Germany Nat Team, agree with me that we don’t pay too much attention to the Bundesliga.

    Again Today’s statement, Ozil? I use Vieira cos a lot of moans and groans, such as we see today anytime we sign a Koscielny…i’VE EVEN READ ONTHIS BLOG, PEOPLE DISSING Hazard as another French speaking midget in our squad.

    gambon, good on ya, while you werer supporting Arsenal in 1996, My dad passed it down to me since 1992, before then, i watched National teams, World cup was the shit for me then, I loved the under 16 world cups, and I loved Mexico 86.

    And you were right, I split my time, when Football is off, trying to decide if the Jets or Giants were my team, Or if the Nets or Nicks…pardon me for being an avid ALL round sports fan…and pardon me for chosing Arsenal as my favorite sports team ever, it’s like you folks across the pond feel like football is yours and your only…no wonder South America and the rest of Europe produce better players, USA FAST approaching a super status in the game.

    I’ll take it all in as banter and wind up…it’s what gambon and a few others are known for here.

    frenchie…I never said Bergkamp was unknown, i said he underachieved at Inter…he was never suited for Serie A, just like Henry

  23. Arse&Nose©

    Berbatov to Arsenal?! Come off it! The last thing we need is another player who stands and admires his own passes.

  24. DaleDaGooner

    and gambon, pick up some history books instead of trolling about how all-knowing you are on a blog. You really know much about wind up and trolling…stick to that.

  25. DaleDaGooner

    Berba wants out of Man U, he wants CL in England, so that’s Chelsea, Mn City or us…otherwise back to the Spuds or Germany\Spain…Is he worth a punt at about 10m??

  26. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Dale –

    I agree with you that I do not watch the German league, like you. The point was when you mentioned Ozil the other night it was along the lines of “as if you heard of him before he went to Real” which of course is not the case because like you I watch the youth tournaments, not because I want to keep up just out of sheer boredom and the fact that there are some nicer bets to bet had.

    As I said mate I am pulling your chain, its important to have fans like you too around the world, the club is amassing a global fan base and without people like you contributing sites like iraqigoals would probably go out of business.

  27. gambon

    Dale

    Nooooo….stop lying.

    You started watching football after watching ‘Kicking & Screaming’ starring Will Ferrell in 2005, which coincided with us winning the FACup.

    After seeing Vieira kick the ball into the End Zome for a penalty touchdown you decided that soccerball was the new game for you.

    Hence your patchy understanding of the game.

    Its alright mate, dont worry, every club has casual fans that dont know the game.

  28. Rohan

    We really should be getting one of Goetze or Hazard. Both are guaranteed future stars as far as I’m concerned.
    Geotze has 5 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga at the age of 18. Yes, 18. Even Cesc wasn’t that good.

  29. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Who would have thought back when Vieira scored that penalty for us in the cup final we wouldnt win anything else and Vieira would win another FA cup winners medal 23 years later with Man Citeh.

  30. gambon

    Rohan

    Not sure about Goetze, a bit Nasri/Wilshere like & Dortmund dont want to break up a very young successful team.

    Hazard, absolutely.

  31. DaleDaGooner

    WTL, ok…I know for a fact that not too many people knew or rated Ozil before the world cup, unless you pay attention to youth football and competitions. So anyway, I appreciate that it was all in jest.

    frenchie…..I can’t understand why you can’t respect that EVERYONE has differences in what they like, sports included. Sports is a commercial thing, it didn’t start out to be a “4hour commercial” event. Sadly Football is becoming highly commercial, Just got to the Emirates and tell me it’s all about Football alone.

    gambon…enjoy your wind up.

  32. Rohan

    Fantasy league: Sell Nasri if required, buy both Goetze and Hazard, buy Benzema and swap de Rossi with Clichy and if we’re feeling cheeky get Alex from Chelsea.

    😀

  33. gambon

    Who wouldve thought Wenger would go fucking mental and try and create a team of french midgets.

    I hear hes even asked our best young talent to change his name to Jacques Welsier.

    And he made Jenkinson switch from England to Finland as they have stronger economic ties with France than England.

  34. zeus

    Morning all.

    Wh’have we signed? And when is that CL qualifier draw taking place. All eyes should be on that, cuz if we go out, Wenger couldn’t last til Christmas even.

  35. Rohan

    “And he made Jenkinson switch from England to Finland as they have stronger economic ties with France than England.

    —-
    christ, gambon. Surely you have something better to do with your time?

  36. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    LOL @ Lurch.

    Picture the scene guys, somewhere in Brasil Arsene is sat round a table with Neymar and his agent…….

  37. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Rohan –

    We are all about to spend the next 3 months talking about transfer targets we all know we wont sign.

    Obviously none of us have anything better to do with our time!

  38. gambon

    It certainly beats updating Newsnow, or watching Skysports news. I have actively avoided both since the travesty of a close season in 2008.

  39. DaleDaGooner

    WTL…
    Arsene: zo, Neymar…how are you?
    Neymar: I’m fine sir
    Wenger: We like you at Arsenal, we have heard the Real, Chelsea sumours, but, I fink you should consider us, we will develope you, just look at Walcott

    Neymar: With all due respect, I shit on Walcott, and i’m still at Santos….what can you offer me other than the 30mi i WANT TO GET FOR sANTOS?

    Wenger: Well, Walcott has a strong mental strength, do you have that? He bounced back from England disappointmentz. We can offer you Colney…have you seen that facility? I can let you spend nights there, that is a big deal, I let Pique and Poohole touch our pictures..that is massive, yes of course.

    Neymar..: Are you kidding me? Money old man, what can you offer?

    Wenger: Well you are 18, so you should not be greedy, focus on your mental strength, we will get you off the handbrake a bit….lets say i give you 45k a week and your signing bonus will be 1 year Oyster card…plus Denilson will show you around London?
    Neymar: Shaking head

    Wenger: No? Ok you force my hand, I will add 50 pounds and new boots.

  40. Queen of Suburbia

    Actually I agree with that. I also avoid the hell out of newsnow.

    I’m hoping for a bunch of quick signings and then i can have a rest.

  41. Maadh

    If Real Madrid Manage to buy Lukaku or Neymar, Benzema may have thoughts about Leaving. But Wenger will straddle over wages again i suppose.

  42. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    LOL Dale

    Gambon –

    Wellington was going to come in December and gives us a push on.

    The fucking shit people spout on here and other sites and then when you pull them up on they make out as if you have just come from mars and know fuck all.

    Seriously, watch when we sign a couple of unknown cheap cunts this year, the same people will spout the same rubbish as last year.

  43. gambon

    WTL

    Funny thing was A was ranting about how Wellington was gonne challenge Arshavin for a starting spot from January and how he was gonna give us a new dimension.

    Poor kid, ive never known anyone get so much so wrong!

    Probably on ACLF these days.

  44. goonerDNA

    All my French mates think Gervinho was the best player in France last year and would probably adapt more quickly to the premiership.

    Has anyone seen Damian Martinez? is any good

  45. DaleDaGooner

    But c’mon, I actually thought Wellington was an ok buy…But people wrote Ryo off and said Wellington would be the shit. I liked his look at Flumi though

  46. Queen of Suburbia

    Why has everybody got so many French mates? I want some french mates, i’m nice. Why don’t the French like me?

  47. DaleDaGooner

    LOL, QoS, probably when we got Arsene, it was necessary to have a French mate as an Arsenal fan…hurry and get yourself one, it’s an Arsenal essential.

  48. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Gambon –

    What I love about A is his conviction and the way he can manage to be condescending even when he is talking total bollocks.

    That shit is an art form.

  49. Black Hand Ninja

    Man says:
    June 1, 2011 at 16:58

    Lol at the Eastenders reference.

    I just found out ‘Afia’ in Eastenders http://www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders/characters/afia-khan.shtml is actually 28!!!!! UNBERRLEEEEVABLE!!

    I’m not into Asian chicks but boy I will fuck the shit out of this one…she is fit

    —————————————————-

    She is hot, I’d smash (no keys)

    No arse though, but shes pretty enough for me not to care.

  50. DaleDaGooner

    No way was Wellington coming in to replace Arshavin….but knowing Wenger, Wellington COULD have gotten more playing time…he’s a good player, just attitude problem at Levante.

  51. Gooby

    anelka? drogba?

    oh please come on! well past their bast, fat paychecks and anelka has a really shit attitude

  52. DaleDaGooner

    I’d take Drogba though, he isn’t past it, just had a dull season…back to his past. If he dropped his pay, he’d be good for us for a season or 2.

  53. Gooby

    gambon

    wellington is far from a disaster, the kid is 18 do you think he should be first team?

    even at levante the kid has to earn his place through hard work and adapt to european football, i think the best thing for him is rotting in the reserve team there until he’s good enough!

    make those kids work hard!

  54. goonerDNA

    We should of got Gourcuff when he was sitting on a Milan bench much like another french unknown we signed from AC Milan reserves

  55. Lurch LeRouge

    ‘would you take berbatov for £7.5m ?’

    no fucking way, one dimensional & useless in Europe.

  56. DaleDaGooner

    Not fair to call Wellington a disaster, He likes Tweeting and blogging like gambon, and cosy up to a nice warm pizza…Jack was cozying up to a cup of tea and gilmore girls, why isn’t he considered a disaster??

  57. phv

    I watched Lille’s last three games of the season and I thought Gervinho was better than Hazard in all 3 of them. Hazard was really shit in the final against PSG.
    Gervinho made one shocking miss in one of the matches but apart from that he was really good and scored a goal in the other match. Of course, the thing is that Hazard is 4 years younger so in the long term, he will be better. I think if we sign Gervinho, it will be a very good signing.

  58. Gooby

    gooonerDNA

    gourcuff is proving himself to be a one season wonder and a softie loser.

    He was beyond shit this season and i am glad we didn’t sign him

  59. Gooner786

    Arsenal close to signing Swedish starlet Kristoffer Olsson, IFK Norrkopping director admits

    The 15-year-old midfielder has undergone trials with the Gunners and his club will not stand in his way, with a move seeming likely although no agreement has been reached

    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2011/06/01/2513322/arsenal-close-to-signing-swedish-starlet-kristoffer-olsson

    ————————————–

    Another fucking teenager.

    Wenger get the fuck out you cabbage.

  60. Lurch LeRouge

    gourcuff looked ok next to nasri when they scalped the lions, just sayin.

    kind of praise SP gets after playing next to JW…

  61. DaleDaGooner

    Gervinho=Eboue…meaning Another Frenchie speaking African who we can gang up on when things go bad.

  62. DaleDaGooner

    Gourcuff is an example why fans don’t have all the answers, fickle minded and spout shit. “Gourcuff can replace Fabregas” “Why can’t Wenger splash the cash for Gourcuff”?

  63. Jimbo

    DDG – really pathetic to cry racism after that. Still, looking at your posts in this thread, it doesn’t surprise me to much.

    Actually, he’s another Eboue because he’s a brainless idiot in the final third, plenty of athletic ability, but when the chips are down makes the wrong decision time after time after time. Another player who’s benefitted from playing in a shite league.

  64. phv

    Gervinho has played 3 games less than Hazard but he has 7 more goals and 2 more assists than Hazard.
    14 goals and 10 assists for one season does not sound like ”brainless idiot in the final third, makes the wrong decisions time and time again”

  65. DaleDaGooner

    hey Jimbo…i didn’t say it was racism…..but do you now see people use “We just signed a 12 year old African, named Mabongo Kakapo” on here? And the banging on Eboue is a bit far fetched and unecessary, His a very good squad player, I’ve seen Wilshere mess things up in a game and no one skins him, If you had said Gervinho, another Walcott, would it still be racist? But u chose to compare 2 compatriots, who play on either side of the field.

  66. Lurch LeRouge

    walcott’s definitely a racist, suggested he had a problem with skin colour at monaco last weekend.

  67. wtf wanker

    chelsea building their future team
    buying top class young talent
    lukaku
    neymar

    man u spending 50 mil
    we will add afamalito for free and building our team by selling nasri , fabregas
    wenger out complete your holidays

  68. Rohan

    Oh fuck, just realized that I know fuck all about Gervinho. All this time I thought he was Bafetimbi Gomis and was wondering why people were getting excited.

  69. DaleDaGooner

    He also forgot his blackberry on the tube, no? I reckon Wenger will need his blackberry as well, but it has been left behind at Picadilly on the way to the Airport.

  70. wtf wanker

    Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal’s philosophy needs only minor tweaking for them to challenge for the Barclays Premier League title.

    The Gunners finished 12 points behind champions Manchester United following an end of season collapse that highlighted the psychological frailties that continue to haunt them.

    Wenger understands the “disappointed love” of Arsenal fans, some of whom have turned on the Frenchman, but insists the team is only five per cent away from becoming winners.

    “The criticism has been sharper this year because of the impatience of people,” Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.

    “People are used to us being in the Champions League so we have to give them more, but we’re not capable of doing that.

    “People love what we do but they want us to be rewarded so that they can be convinced we do things the right way. They want proof that we do things the right way.

    “For our fans the frustration was that we were so close to convincing everybody of how football can be great, but in the end not being able to deliver.

    “I would call it disappointed love. It was cruel and sometimes you get excessive responses to that. I share that and understand it.

    “But that doesn’t mean we have to change our philosophy or the way the club is run.

    “We get it 95 per cent right, but we must gain that five per cent because it’s so frustrating to flirt with success like we have done.

    “The fans are unhappy that we didn’t win the Premier League, but we are close.

    “In 2003 we were also the best away team, but didn’t win. We kept going and in 2004 we were very strong.”

    Wenger pinpoints Arsenal’s run of two points from three games in late April as the end of their title challenge.

    “I was happy with the attitude of the players and our away form,” he said.

    “But what was disappointing was that when we needed to push on, we could not show the nerves to deal well with some games.

    “I’m thinking about Liverpool, Tottenham and Bolton. We had good opportunities to win those games and had we done, that would have been seven points more.”

    Arsenal conceded 41 goals in the Premier League with the set piece their Achilles heel, prompting Wenger to target some taller players in the transfer market this summer.

    “We conceded very few goals from open play, most of them were from set pieces in a way you don’t want to concede goals,” he said.

    “It’s something that’s easy to correct. We need to improve the size of our squad. We need a bigger variety in the height of our players.

    “We need to be more capable of fighting against some characteristics than we have been this season.”

    HES at it again wtf wanker

  71. DaleDaGooner

    In the Cote D’Ivoire attacking setup, the top dawgs are Drogba, Gervinho and maybe Kalou, so what’s the hubub?

  72. Jimbo

    phv – he may not sound like one, but watch him – he sure looks like one.

    Then again, Theo has a significantly better scoring and assist ratio, in a better league, and he gets called a brainles idiot all the time.

    Gervinho is a player who will NEVER cut it in the Premierhship.

  73. Jimbo

    I don’t care what other people say, YOU just accused me of not liking him because he was French African.

    So yeah, you pulled the race card Dale. Sad.

  74. Wenger Out

    Is Arsene Wenger serious or it is old age.Overhaul is needed.He got it wrong.Current Arsenal players can’t win anything today or future.Even Barcelona want new faces to strengthen their squad.What is Wenger taking about.
    These 9 players must leave this summer,
    Denilson
    Bendtner
    Chamakh
    Almunia
    Song
    Rosicky
    Fabianski
    Squillaci
    Fabregas

  75. OPG

    Our away form is nothing to be proud about, compared to previous seasons I think this is one of the poorest Premier league season for teams away from home in recent years.

  76. zeus

    I remember youngguns saying that Wellington would be one of the best players out of the youth system as well. Thats why i pay little attention to players in the reserves. For every Wilshere there are a dozen duds.

    And BTW, how in the world did Pique snatch Shakira…

  77. patthegooner

    Have you heard this shit that Wenger is coming out with today.

    Apparently our displeasure is actually dissapointed love. I was wondering where I had heard that before and remembered it was the line that the senile old fool rolled out about Adebayor

    “He is a top player who will want to prove himself in every game. I feel our fans are behind him, I feel that was more disappointed love,” Wenger said, in allusion to the boos.

    Well he was wrong then and he is wrong now.

    And oh wait for it, he is harping on about percentages again. Apparently we are now 5% away. Werent we 2% away the last time he spouted this shit??

    “The criticism has been sharper this year because of the impatience of people,”

    6 years Arsene, 6 fucking years and it will be into season 7 before you actually might fucking win something and all that time you have been saying, trust me, judge me in may etc etc etc. Sorry but that is not impatience on our behalf, it is incompetence on yours.

    And today rather than seeing us being linked with the superstars we need, I read again that we will be spend 33% of our transfer budget on a fucking 17 year old that wont make any impact on our 1st team for at least another 2-3 years!!!!!

    Jesus fucking christ, when you only have a tight budget and it is obvious to every man, woman, cat, dog and carrier pidgeon that what you need is class and experience, why the fuck are we spunking a third of our transfer budget on collecting more fucking kids. I could not give a shit how good this lad might turn out to be, we need to spend the entire transfer budget this year on players that will make a difference to our chance of success in the PL, CL and FA Cup.

    I wish the people at Arsenal would shut Wenger up, and he is really pissing me off.

  78. zeus

    Arsenal close to signing Swedish starlet Kristoffer Olsson, IFK Norrkopping director admits
    The 15-year-old midfielder has undergone trials with the Gunners and his club will not stand in his way, with a move seeming likely although no agreement has been reached

    Arsenal are close to signing Swedish Under 16 talent Kristoffer Olsson, according to IFK Norrkopping’s sporting director.

    The midfielder has reportedly impressed Arsene Wenger during a number of try-outs with the team, with a permanent move looking likely with the youngster wanting to join the Gunners.

    Norrkopping sporting director Tony Martinsson told Fotbolldirekt: “Sure, it’s good money for the club. We would prefer that our players stay in Norrkopping and grow to be first-team players.

    “But in this case Kristoffer wants a move, and we will make that happen.

    “[A contract] could take days, it could take weeks. It could take longer. We will keep this to ourselves until it’s done.”

  79. DaleDaGooner

    zeus….Wellington hasn’t even gotten a real chance yet, lets wait and see. Wilshere does the same he is being scolded for…eating pizza and social website frequencies.

  80. Rohan

    Arsene Wenger has had some pearlers over the year though haha:

    After the success of the Great Britain team at the Olympics] “I didn’t know the English were good at swimming. I have been in this country for 12 years and I haven’t seen a swimming pool.”

    28) [Upon being asked if he had received the apology that Sir Alex had announced he had sent to Wenger] “No. Perhaps he sent it by horse.”

    You have to be a masochist to be an international manager.”

    and my personal favorite:

    58) [On Emmanuel Adebayor’s stamp on Robin van Persie] “I watched it when I got home and it looked very bad. You ask 100 people, 99 will say it’s very bad and the hundredth will be Mark Hughes.”

  81. SUGA3

    …probably mismanaged and played out of position, just to be given a cold shoulder when he steps out of the choir boy line!

  82. finestcuts

    If Berbatov is available, would Fergie consider an offer from us? He threw a wobbly when Heinze wanted to go to Liverpool. As the joint top scorer in the league Fergie would be silly to allow him to leave and if he did I imagine it would be abroad for an expensive price to a club such as AC Milan.
    I’d say Bendtner senior has the price about right, he’s underquoting slightly to try and get the ball rolling, however Bendtner not worth more than 12. He’d be suited to a club like Stoke where they make lots of crosses into the box. We need a light footed striker. Such a shame we didn’t go for David Villa when he said he wanted to join us.
    I hope we get Falcao, he’ll score lots of goals for us….with Fabregas’ service and his positioning and finishing we could be onto a winner.
    I’m back to feeling Fabregas will stay after Wenger stated in the strongest possible terms that he doesn’t want to sell him.

  83. Gooby

    yeah SUGA3

    you’re probably right, Wenger said he won’t sell nasri to united if he’s letting him go. Surely RedNose will return the favor