Gustavo, you what? | Suarez bid pushing £50m | Arsenal must pay premium

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What a cartoon would say to Gustavo if it were polite.

‘Gustavo, you what?’

Is pretty much the jist of what I’d be saying to him this morning if he were my best friend and confidant. Why? Well, according to reports, he’s kind of happy to move to Wolfsburg. A few reasons, according to Honigstein…

1. Close Bayern – Wolfsburg connection via Audi

2. Agent relationship with buying club

3. Wolfsburg offering equivalent of GBP 115k per week

4. Guaranteed playing time as regular starter

OMFG. We’re really losing out on a Brazilian international to a team not in the Champions League. Lacking in ambition maybe, but it’s a big deal to move to a new league, pick up a new language, move your family over… and earn less money. All during a world cup year in your home town. He’s taken the safe options (maybe). Fair play to him.

Amazing to listen to some of the fan base justify this by stating he cost too much and his wages were too high.

Are you kidding me? We’re supporting a manager who has produced nothing bar sustained stagnation over the past 5 years on £135k a week. We have Theo on £100k a week. We gave Rambo a £60k a week contract. Diaby sits close to £65k.

Tim Payton made a really interesting point yesterday that all these years of banking money have made us less appealing as a club. We can take the mick out of Wolfsburg, but their last trophy was a Bundasliga in 2008. Ours was nearly a decade ago. The longer you go without a trophy, the more you have to pay in wages to attract top talent back in (that’s why City have such a monster wage bill). Back in the day, taking a lower salary was fine for players because they knew there was a great chance of winning something. United keep the lesser players on lesser wages because those players know they can be part of something special.

So now we’re in a predicament again. What’s the plan b? Because let’s be honest, Gustavo wasn’t even a plan A. He was the kebab shop you fly into on the way back from a night out because it’s just open. We are two days from the opening game of the season, and we’re no where near anyone.

What have the guys been doing this summer? I mean, it’s not like you can’t negotiate more than one deal at a time. Making a bid is just a phone call or a fax. If you worked in recruitment and you spent three months working on one job and you didn’t land it, you’d be fired. Where are the other deals?

I’m sure we’ll bring bodies in, but like those words, there’s nothing clever about it… we’ll literally be dragging bodies in. The Telegraph report Arsenal will move for Suarez at £49m. That might push Rodgers into action. He can shift on his sulker and make moves elsewhere, because you can bet your bottom dollar he’ll have a huge list of potential names on his radar. Every manager does, bar Arsene these days.

The worry from my perspective is that if he signs Suarez, that will placate everyone. Even though that’s barely a quarter of the job done. We’ll still be short in midfield which will result in us running players into the ground. We’ll still be a right back and a centre back down and we won’t have addressed the keeping issue for the 5th year running. Total shambles.

Our scouting network needs a serious rethink this summer… we’re being out manoeuvred left right and centre this year. Worst of all, we’re being our gunned by Spurs who don’t have anywhere near the resource we do. I mean, jeez, even Swansea have a smarter set up than us.

If there were any manager that was perfect for Arsenal it would be Laudrup. I know he’s only had one season at Swansea, but he’s had 10 years in the game prior. He’s respected, decisive and he knows the modern game. If Wenger messes this summer up, even the most ardent supporter of the manager has to recognise the game is up.

This summer is getting tense because we didn’t have an intelligent plan… and the board let the manager drag his feet, again. Terrible management all over the place. Failed bids means nothing at the end of the day. No one should take solace when the manager says he ‘tried’. You’re not a 6 year old boy who just failed a maths exam Arsene… you have to do better, and there’s still time. Take that dunce hat off and get back into the transfer playground. You can do it… we all believe.

 

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  1. Arsene's Nurse

    arsenal-flavour August 15, 2013 22:12:59

    yh replace santos with almunia
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    Don’t be silly, Almunia will drop his corner of the coffin.

  2. Kiyoshi Ito

    arsenal-flavourAugust 15, 2013 22:03:40

    I feel sorry for wengers family at christmas

    he probably buys him self a nice rolex watch whilst he says to his family,

    I amm working at getting you zee gifts just the quality is not out zhere at the moment.
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    lol

  3. arsenal-flavour

    AKB guide to Arsenals best player

    WILSHERE WORLD BEATER
    RAMSEY soon to be world class
    ox see ramsey
    Gibbs see ox
    Jenks see Gibbs
    Giroud superrrrrr superrrrrr quality give him a chance YEAH!!!!! WENGER KNOWS BEST YEAHHHHHHHH

    BRITISH COREEEEEEEEEEE FUCKKKKKKKK YEAHHHHHHHH
    WE might not have talent but we GOT DA YOUTH!!!!!!

  4. Kiyoshi Ito

    arsenal-flavourAugust 15, 2013 22:31:13
    Best 6 attacking playersDennis Bergkamp
    Thierry Henry
    Ian Wright
    Overmars
    Pires
    Ljungberg
    ———————–
    No Anelka,in there..?

  5. Marko

    It’s amazing that it’s probably gonna take an injury to Arteta as well as injuries/knocks to Diaby, Ramsey, Frimpong, Wilshere and Cazorla before that imbecile will sign a midfielder. What’s next one of our only 2 fit centre half’s will have to get injured before he buys a defender? Or all our keepers have wankers cramp before he buys a keeper? Or how about Giroud and Podolski decide to take a few months off to have a kid together before he buys a much needed striker?

    Shocking club really. They’ve taken us all for mugs all summer

  6. Alfygun

    Wonder how Mr Wenger’s house is it decorated does he use some of his enormous salary to buy the best or is it floor to ceiling Argos?

    I’m also quite sure if in some parallel universe he had a chance to wine and dine Kelly Brook and then maybe bed her, he would choose to take Fizz from Coronation Street to the local chippy for £1.50 and maybe bed her!
    And with that fucking annoying accent ” zees was definitely better value for money, even though I do have zee crabs now and every thing is fucked up”

  7. goonerboy

    I do not call demanding a change to the situation at Arsenal “naive”-What we are seeing this window is part of the same pattern we have seen every year for the past decade-its not a one off. Being tolerant hasn’t worked-hoping it will change-hasn’t worked, singing “spend some fucking money” hasn’t worked.
    If you want this to carry on for the next 10 years sit on your arses and swallow it.-complaining on here doesn’t change a thing.
    It is time to do something about it. Its time to demand a change at the top of the club.

  8. Kiyoshi Ito

    BERMY BOYAugust 15, 2013 22:55:02
    Give me even more injuries fuck it,as they say IN FOR A PENNY IN FOR A POUND.
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    LOL…Bermy Boy,you certainly brighten up the Le-Grove’s comments..

    Love your comments..

  9. Kiyoshi Ito

    To any techno mobile phobes,out there..

    I’m in the process of switching from an IPhone to a Samsung S3 Mini/S4..

    What’s the better phone..?

  10. Phallusaurus

    Gentlemen, try spotting the differences below.

    Spurs have Franco Baldini and Daniel Levey.
    Both footballing men with a huge wealth of knowledge, contacts and ambition between them.
    They also have a young ambitious and determined manager.
    They will spend the vast majority of the Bale money before letting him leave for a record fee.
    This will ensure the best possible reinvestment in order to minimise Monkey boys loss and attempt to compete this coming season.

    We on the other hand have the now pitiful Wenger & Gazidis the eunuch.
    One was once a great manager who’s star has now sadly faded with the onset of Alzheimer’s.
    The other an ex snakeoil salesman with absolutely no soccerball knowledge whatso fucking ever, who’s lack of testicles has him cuckolded regularly by his supposed employee.
    These 2 men have sanctioned the sales of Arsenals finest players over recent years yet reinvested minimal amounts, often on pure gash!
    These two clowns are also among the highest paid professionals in their fields.
    Along with their master, Darth Kronke, these men are responsible for this once proud clubs demise……….in the name of pure fucking greed.

  11. LeMassiveCoq

    I reckon there will be fights in the Emirates between AKB’s and sane fans this season.

    That should get the attention of the media.

    WHoooo fackin wants some you AKB Caaaaants!

  12. Thanos

    Kiyoshi. The s4 is the best phone on the market close second the htc one. Dont get the minis they are not as well equiped and usually have the previous full size phones parts inside. If you like your iPhone then the 5s is coming out next month.

  13. MadeToLoveMagic

    Alfy

    Id suggest that wenger has pretty expensive taste for most things in life.

    I bet he buys the best wine from the best supliers, the best food from the finest delis. I’m sure he has multiple expensive artworks adorning his house.

    I’m sure he appreciate the best costs money.

    Does he expect a Monet to cost 200 grand? No. Because he is smart.

    The guys on a crusade. Only time will reveal if he was right. But he’s gambling big time with his legacy.

  14. Arsene's Nurse

    Physioroom have changed their expected return date for Arteta from Saturday to 28 Sep. We are fucked unless players come in quickly. Imagine us being unlucky and one of the fit CBs getting a red card or injured against Villa.

  15. AdamC

    I think it is time to take action and the only way to do so is to protest somehow against the senior management of Arsenal including Mr Wenger. I’m a season ticket holder and will always go to club as the club means more to me than Wenger or Ivan so will stick with it. Plus if I boycotted for one year, someone else will snap it up and I will be the only loser out of that one… However…. we I go to the games, I’m not spending penny one at that club anymore, no food, no programme, no latest shirt or stationary, absolutely nothing. I would rather stab myself in the gums with a screwdriver than complete another transaction at that club while they treat us fans the way they do.

    I’m not spending until Wenger does… let’s make t-shirts….

    Adam

  16. AdamC

    I think it is time to take action and the only way to do so is to protest somehow against the senior management of Arsenal including Mr Wenger. I’m a season ticket holder and will always go to club as the club means more to me than Wenger or Ivan so will stick with it. Plus if I boycotted for one year, someone else will snap it up and I will be the only loser out of that one… However…. we I go to the games, I’m not spending penny one at that club anymore, no food, no programme, no latest shirt or stationary, absolutely nothing. I would rather stab myself in the gums with a screwdriver than complete another transaction at that club while they treat us fans the way they do.

    I’m not spending until Wenger does… let’s make t-shirts….

    Adam

  17. BERMY BOY

    Things went well it was so relaxing,the glass bottom boat was a hit with the kids it’s crazy how I still get excited about the beauty of this island.Ocean breeze,family and friends sunsets on the water food and drink you can’t beat it.

  18. Kiyoshi Ito

    ThanosAugust 15, 2013 23:05:39
    Kiyoshi. The s4 is the best phone on the market close second the htc one. Dont get the minis they are not as well equiped and usually have the previous full size phones parts inside. If you like your iPhone then the 5s is coming out next month.
    —————————–

    Thanks for the heads up…I think I’ve already committed to the Samsung S3 mini..

    I’m trying to road test the S3 mini,before going all “Pete Tong”,on the S4..

    I’m kind of tired with the IPhone,having to go through the IApps& ITunes to get stuff downloaded..

    The Apple Comps are amazing,but I feel maybe they need to get with it,with their IPhones..

    A real shame,about Steve Jobs,think they’ve lost a bit of direction,since he departed this earth..

    May his soul rest in peace..

  19. OhtobeaGooner

    “You can say we would get a lot of money but why be the richest club in the championship? What is that worth?” – Michael Laudrup

    Laudrup talking about rejecting any sort of bid Arsenal make for Michu. Why do I feel as if that quote is a dig at Arsenal.

  20. Alfygun

    MadeToLoveMagic. 23:09:27

    He is obviously not a stupid man but you said “only time will tell”
    How much more time will he get, I am not saying the usual we haven’t won anything in 8 years but we have been going in the wrong direction for at least the last 4 years.
    I agree he is on a crusade but what will he prove at the end of day, the facts are you have to re invest in any business to progress why is he experimenting with our club.
    He is taking all the joy out of supporting Arsenal by creating tensions between the fans and in my opinion this season will see some of the worst atmospheres at the Emirates ever ( and that is saying something! ).
    In years gone by even the lean ones, the one thing Arsenal always had was solidarity, we always faced media attacks, negative comments (boring arsenal ect)
    But we just got on with it and made necessary moves to improve and answer the critics. Now we just seem to be divided from top to bottom of the club.

  21. Kiyoshi Ito

    AlfygunAugust 16, 2013 00:52:35

    He is taking all the joy out of supporting Arsenal

    ——————————————–
    Exactly,to the point,where some of us,are thinking about,jumping off rooftops…

  22. Kiyoshi Ito

    AlfygunAugust 16, 2013 00:52:35

    He is taking all the joy out of supporting Arsenal
    —————————————
    Maybe we should find a classier way,as Arsenal fans,to find a resolution..?

    Any takers..?

  23. reality check

    arsenal-flavour August 15, 2013 22:08:43

    koz to be gone next season?

    —————–

    yep. one more decent season.. f**k it.
    even half season. the scavengers will be back to feed on AFC’s rotten carcass.

  24. Alfygun

    Kiyoshi Ito 00:58:40

    Ha ha yeah my wife thinks I’ve lost it.
    “Why do you pay £1100 pound a year to get wound up like that” she says
    She’s obviously not a football fan.

  25. Alfygun

    Kiboshi Ito. 01:02:55

    Maybe we should find a classier way,as Arsenal fans,to find a resolution..?
    ________________________________________
    Such as?

  26. sam

    It will be too late now if we sign anyone
    maybe the forgotten Nico yennaris can grab his chance,
    even if Gustavo signs tomorrow he will need international clearance
    we playing our first game of the season with 11 first teamers out injured.
    Wenger is stupid and he will make the same boring excuse if we get beaten

  27. king tony

    for the first time in 5 years we have an good core 1st eleven,well infact we had a reasonable line up 4 years back,however the perenial problem is that the squad is paper thin.an injury to arteta or geroud or koschlieny would be a calamity,there are no replacements for those players right now,
    So the prudent policy would be to invest in 3 players, a class holding midfielder and a striker and a defender….ashley williams that fellow from bayern and another top striker,simples,we sweep the board…

  28. Munitionsman

    So it wasn’t that gerv was shit, it was the supporters fault. And we didn’t sell him because it was right for arsenal, we sold him because it was best for gerv. What an awesome manager we have. You lot should be grateful……
    Wenger feels Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, who signed for Roma in an £8million deal, had been unable to overcome the negativity from some Arsenal supporters.
    “I made that decision because he looked to play with a lack of confidence, especially at the Emirates,” Wenger said.
    “He is a very creative player, an instinctive dribbler and for that you need a lot of confidence to be completely efficient.
    “I felt that in the last six months it was very difficult for him to express his talent in a confident way.
    “Then you sit there and think, ‘do I bring him back or does he need a new challenge to get that confidence back?’ and I did not want to stop him from getting a new chance.”

  29. follow the money

    Ito I don’t know if they’re available where you are but the new Motorolas look good. Droid Mini, Ultra, Maxx, and the upcoming Moto X. I have the Razr Maxx HD. I use my phone a lot and I go two full days on a charge. My friends with GS3s and IPhones barely get thru one day

  30. follow the money

    that statement from Wenger about Gerv is disgusting. He never blames himself for signing dross and making the few world class players we’ve had suffer by playing with horror show defenders and goalkeepers. How about you sign some players with some mental strength eh prof?

  31. Kiyoshi Ito

    AlfygunAugust 16, 2013 01:14:10
    Kiboshi Ito. 01:02:55Maybe we should find a classier way,as Arsenal fans,to find a resolution..?
    ________________________________________
    Such as?
    ——————————-

    Well snotty nosed Pedder’s thinks protesting is beneath us..!

    How,he came to that conclusion,really beats me..

    I mean,if all our forefather’s just sat on their asses ,during WWII &
    allowed Germany to ride roughshod,over the UK,whilst sitting there,smoking their pipes & slippers & saying

    “Good fellows,we must show restraint,& rise above such madness..

    We are certainly above that..

    Pass me,the port,& let’s enjoy the ‘ole cricket,let’s bash the natives into submission

    We are so great,as a British Empire,Rule Great Britannia!!”

    War,what war..?It’s all imaginary baloney…Fix up son…

    Oohh,a nice bowl out,by Hill-Wood – Smithers there to middle stump!!

    F**k me,it’s 2013…!!!

  32. Figoxor

    He should’ve left several years ago. He will be remembered as the manager who took away the Arsenal joy, and a pain in the ass (if he is remembered). How come you blame the fans for such shitty performances, as if we booed the forehead every minuted he played. It’s just stupid. This “man” is acting like a grandpa. I can’t stand him anymore… Seriously…

  33. Kiyoshi Ito

    Saw Miquel,in the Leicester Gallery,when they played Leeds…

    Asked myself,the product of Arsene’s Famed Youth Academy,at Leicester,doing what?

    Biding time?

    Running out his contract..?

    Getting game time,at a lower league club?

    Or just like the other’s,collecting a big fat pay cheque,with no pressure to compete?

  34. Figoxor

    This summer has been unforgivable. How come you are so far away from your mind to dare say we can compete with the squad we have. Even if we get great players (and be sure we won’t), he needs to go for good! Wenger out!

  35. Kiyoshi Ito

    follow the moneyAugust 16, 2013 02:51:10
    Ito I don’t know if they’re available where you are but the new Motorolas look good. Droid Mini, Ultra, Maxx, and the upcoming Moto X. I have the Razr Maxx HD. I use my phone a lot and I go two full days on a charge. My friends with GS3s and IPhones barely get thru one day
    —————————————-
    Thanks for the heads up…

    But are you serious Motorola?Maybe I’ve missed a trick there.?

    Is it on par with the IPhone 4S @ least?

    Or even,the Samsung S4,or S3 Mini?

    The charging capability,is not really an issue aside..

    For me,it’s about the apps,capabilities & how fast the o/s is..?

    I was formerly a B/Berry fan,but the system kept crashing,when downloading stuff,or surfing..

    Plus using Skype,on the B/B proved problematic at the best of times..

    Love Apple,but I was finding the o/s slow…& then the downloading apps..

    So,I’m road-testing the Samsung..

    Yikes,the Motorola..? Are you sure..?The battery time..?

    Sell it to me..??

  36. Kiyoshi Ito

    F**k,it I’ll just migrate to Arsene Wenger’s personal manufactured phone..

    The Arsene”Super Qualidee Mobile Phone”….

    Slow O/S that needs debugging & is cheap,as f**k…

  37. Kiyoshi Ito

    FigoxorAugust 16, 2013 03:05:44
    This summer has been unforgivable.

    Wenger out!
    ———————————————————————————–
    This summer,has truly been a God send…

    Those that were ever in doubt,are now jumping fences…

    Gazidis,for whatever his reasons for the “Escalation in Financial Power Statements”,has shown himself to either be,a slippery snake in the grass,or covering his slippery ass…

    People forget,he is a lawyer by trade…

    They spin,for a living..

    Trust me,I’ve dated a few female lawyers..Tricky fornicators!!

  38. Dannyboy

    I’d fucking love it if it turned out that Arteta and co. have pulled together and decided the only way they can get that prick to buy some players, is if they all feign ‘3 weekers’ so we have to play a team of fucking shit against Villa. He’s come out at least 3 times this summer saying he hopes we spend big, but obviously Wenger is too clever for that.

    Major respect for Mikky if that’s his mindset. Trick the cunt into spending some money!

  39. Kiyoshi Ito

    MunitionsmanAugust 16, 2013 02:49:02
    So it wasn’t that gerv was shit, it was the supporters fault. And we didn’t sell him because it was right for arsenal, we sold him because it was best for gerv.

    What an awesome manager we have. You lot should be grateful……
    Wenger feels Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, who signed for Roma in an £8million deal, had been unable to overcome the negativity from some Arsenal supporters.

    “I made that decision because he looked to play with a lack of confidence, especially at the Emirates,” Wenger said.

    “He is a very creative player, an instinctive dribbler and for that you need a lot of confidence to be completely efficient.
    “I felt that in the last six months it was very difficult for him to express his talent in a confident way.
    “Then you sit there and think, ‘do I bring him back or does he need a new challenge to get that confidence back?’ and I did not want to stop him from getting a new chance.”
    ————————————————

    Arsene Wenger,in short is saying…

    “I need to stream line the costs,for this season & maximise the revenue base,as we’ve sold all our superstars in the past..(Henry,Cesc,Nasri,RVP)

    The need to sell our best players,in the past,not only has rendered us in profits,but also masked my continuous urinating the fans money up the wall every season..

    The peasant fans pay,or should I say subsidise my fornicating mistakes..

    Whilst I happily collect over £50 million in wages over 8 years,for winning fornicating all..

    Sshhhhh,let’s not talk about the Castrol & Canal fees…(none of your business)

    Hey,who is laughing all the way to Monte Carlo..?

    Unfortunately Gervinho,this season is a casualty of our attempts,to
    maximise Silent Stan’s shareholding wealth & coincidentally my rather
    robust yearly wage packet..

    Those Investment Bankers…Pfft…

    They think they get away with ice…

    Hahaha,I roll the dice & for 16 seasons,I achieve Champions League…Hahahha…

    Spurs,sniff my posterior,AAA’s suck on my elongated Gaelic penis..

    I’ve seen off Houllier-self retirement

    I’ve seen off Fergie-he retired

    I’ve seen of Mourinho,he ran off to Italy..

    I’ve seen off Benitez,he ran off to Italy & then came back & ran off again to Italy..(The Coward)

    I’ve seen off Ancelloti

    I’ve seen off Scolari(WC Winner)

    In short,I’ve seen the best off..& I’m still standing..Hahaha..

    You will have to carry me out of the Emirates..

    Every season,we must find a scapegoat,for our total gluttony..

    Yes,we have seen an escalation in financial power..

    All that means,is that there is more money in the pot,to share amongst us
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    But Gazidis,is getting ideas above his station & must be brought down to earth..

    This we will deal with internally,as I am his boss..

    But the peasants(sorry the fans) will pay for such public talk,by Gazidis.

    In future,I can assure you ,he will be mindful of his words..

    It’s a means to an end & we continue with aplomb..

    SAY-NO-GO…HAHAHAA..FREE..

    It’s really about the B/Sheet you peasants & my bonus from the transfer pot..

    The less I spend from the transfer pot,the more I accrue..

    It’s simple maths..

    After 8 years,do I Monsieur Wenger,need to spell it out to you..

    Sacre Bleu”

  40. sam

    Arteta has many reasons to ask wenger for new signings.
    The poor guy get used like a donkey at this age he should be enjoying some days off.
    This is why some fans surprised me when they were insisting all summer that Cesc is unhappy at barca and wants to come back, is he really that stupid?
    Sitting on the bench simply means he will be fresh for the next game and will enjoy an injury free season. He won’t come back to play 3 times a week.
    Players who have had a successful career after living us hate us with no exception. We used them like donkey and made them prone with injuries.

  41. Kiyoshi Ito

    Arsene’s phone rings on Transfer Deadline Day- 31st August..

    Agent:Hi Arsene,Messi wants to leave Barca,he’s fallen out with the coach..

    Arsene:So, what is zee problem..?

    Agent:He professes a desire to come to Arsenal…

    Agent:Name your price Arsene??

    Arsene: Price,price…???Sorry,he will kill me& my legacy…Bye…(Drops the phone)

    Agent..Hello,Arsene,are you there..?Arsene….

  42. Kiyoshi Ito

    Cesc Appeal

    Still pissing myself laughing with your post from 2 days ago…

    I know,it’s sad…Absolute classic post..

    Especially the bit about Gazidis,in the passenger seat,on twitter,under different aliases…

    Le-Grove is the bomb…Pure banter…

    Pedders,is sitting on dynamite…Got to hand it to you Pedders..

  43. Ash79

    Wenger is a cunt isn’t he. Blaming us for Gervinho’s failings. Poor little gerv, couldn’t hack some booing, I’m sure the hardcore racist ultras in Rome will make him feel more comfortable.

  44. Ash79

    Kiyoshi, I got a HTC one, and I love it. Wife has a Samsung s4. She had an s3 previously. The HTC is better imo. Far better built. Feels like class in your hand, sexy and sleek, great build, feels like u got something for your money when u hold it. Nice o/s, fast and great speakers for YouTube etc.

  45. Doublegooner

    Ash79:

    Stop messing around man with mobiles and get back to that other silly site & keep giving it !! 🙂

    You going tomorrow ?

  46. Kiyoshi Ito

    Real Madrid President on the phone to Arsene:

    Perez..Hellooooo Arsene..How is London..?

    Arsene:Fine,what do you want?

    Perez:Well Ronaldo,is quite frankly being a pain in the ass..
    Great talent,but he’s high maintenance…

    A great shirt seller,a great commodity,a great footballer,but I believe he should move on,we’ve maximised all our potential from him..

    In short Arsene,we want Bale & want to offload Ronaldo..?

    Arsene:Hmmm & so,why are you calling me?

    Perez: Well,we want to sell him & you have financial power?

    Arsene:How is Benzema?

    Perez:Ancelloti likes him,anyway what about Ronaldo?

    Arsene:What about Di Maria,how is he?

    Perez:Look Arsene.are you interested in Ronaldo,or not?

    Arsene: F**k Ronaldo & your Superstars..
    Just take back Mourinho,he’s about to royally f*ck things up for me here in the EPL,this season..I need shot of him ASAP.!!

  47. Ash79

    Haha ruffled some feathers didn’t we. YesimI’m going tomorrow. I wish I wasnt tbh but already deferred taking up the ST season before, really was use it or lose it. Plus as I’ve mentioned before great chance to spend some time with my old man. He always wanted to take me to footbalk when I was a kid but money was tight, now I’m taking him. It’s going to be a car crash of a season and I’m already exhausted. We’ve never switched off from last season tbh.

  48. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ash79August 16, 2013 06:13:26

    Really..? HTC,better than the S4,in your opinion..??

    Hmm..Geez…What to do-hey..?I’m kind of curious with the Samsung,like the whole look & the o/s..

  49. Alfygun

    I would love to see Mr Wenger and the board all running around after each other with the Benny Hill music playing in the background.
    And then Arsene stopping to give Ivan a couple of comedy slaps to his bald head,but instead of a pretty woman they’re all chasing Luis Suarez.

  50. The Hig

    Yeah, they renamed the club from Dial Square after a fortune teller told them that one day Royalty will manage this team and his name will be Arsene, hence the name Royal Arsenal.

  51. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ash79August 16, 2013 06:32:54

    Feel for you..But hey fair play,for taking your ‘ole man there..

    Wish I could do the same,but me & my ‘ole man,are agreed on not going anymore..

    Both gave up ST’s a while back…My father was rather hesistant,up till a few years ago…

    He was more worried,about the waiting list,if he gave it up..

    To be honest,though he no longer frequents games,as much as he used too..

    I think,discretely,he’s probably loaned it out…

    But,even he is fed up with Arsene & the club..

    Despite being a lifelong supporter

  52. sam

    Wenger could have just looked at sebastian perez’s wiki page to know he has no international cap and won’t win any work permit.

    oh he was already having trouble getting a visa to travel to london.
    does he do things on purpose or he’s just a total idiot?

  53. mrz

    Good one Pedro..It is exactly what we have in our mind..

    “OMFG. We’re really losing out on a Brazilian international to a team not in the Champions League. “—-very true man, very true…

    Sagna and Arteta got injured. Time for Panic buy???

    ARSE-EN OUT!!!

  54. Ash79

    Kiyoshi, try the Sammy then. End of the day mate, all these high end fones are great and u won’t be disappointed, just get what you like.

    I think I’ve got the ST in the hope that thisccould be Aw last season and better tines await.

  55. Kiyoshi Ito

    Gazidis(On a conference call,eavesdropping on Perez & Wenger’s call)

    Pipes in…

    Gazidis: Yeah Perez,we don’t buy Superstarszzzzzz,we make them…

    What about you take Frimpong,off our hands for a nice fee..?

    Arsene:Shut up Gazidis,you mean Ramsey..He’s the next Zidane

    Perez:Phone drops…..

    Arsene:Gazidis,you foolish man,know your place

    Gazidis:Perez,Arsene,Stan,hello anyone…

    Aargh f***k it…Dial AST,Pedro,Social Blogs,get me out of this fix…

  56. sam

    Wenger also sht himself in the foot by claiming he has money to spend.
    bayern are probably asking wolfsburg 10M and us 18M

    pay up or fuck off

  57. Cesc Appeal

    If the Emirates Stadium is full tomorrow I swear I’ll lose all faith in Arsenal fans.

    I really feel for you if you got suckered into a renewal by Gazidis words, because they were convincing.

    But if you still travel, knowing you’re going to feed into the Profiteering machine that is Arsenal by buying, food, beer, merchandise etc then shame on you.

    Ideally, the players will walk out to a half full stadium at best. No atmosphere (I don’t think there will be anyway’ and Gazidis and Kroenke will have to look on from the directors box (if Le Wig is even there).

    There’s still two weeks for the miracle of all miracles to happen and Usmanov takes over.

    Such a long shot that you could probably make the round trip to Mars with it but it’d be the best thing to happen to the club.

    Allow yourself to fantasies, Usmanov takes over, Dein comes back as well as getting someone like Baldini in as Spurs have.

    You see Laudrup appointed gaffer, Willian, Suarez, Lamela etc arrive and Arsenal fans are repaid for their 8 years of patience and tolerance of a senile, egotistical Frenchman.

    Then you wake up and realise we’re stuck with this parasite who really is only interested in his own ego and proving to the world that he was right. Sadly, it’ll never happen and he’s dragging the club deeper and deeper under, and the longer we let him hold onto our ankles the harder it’ll be to break the surface again.

    How this guy hasn’t walked I don’t know. Truly he has no pride or passion. Numerous humiliations over the last two years, botched summers (Especially the last three), fans actively mocking you (even your own).

    We have a go at guys like Bendtner for sitting and collecting £52 000 a week, but Wenger is little if any better.

    Below Arsenal standard now but collecting three times as much as the Dane…

    …who’ll be in the squad on Saturday!!!!!!!

  58. Doublegooner

    Lets see how many moaning pussies sit on their hands and do fuck all tomorrow.

    John Cross & Raymondo are even scratching their heads at Wengers inactivity.

    Here writes a 53 year old & I can assure you they’ll be no sitting on my hands & keeping schtum here.

    WENGER OUT
    IVAN OUT
    STANLEY OUT

    ENOUGH MEANS ENOUGH.

    Keep an eye on the Southampton manager this season.

    Try & have a good day Grovers

  59. The Hig

    ———————————-Martinez—————————
    Bellerin——————Boateng——Hayden————-Ottewill
    ———————–Mugabo———–Jebb—————–
    ———————————Eisfeld————————-
    Gnabry——————————————————-Ansah
    ——————————-Akpom————————–

  60. Jeff

    If Kroenke does eventually preside over the destruction of the club with Wenger and the rest of the cronies willing to help him in that quest, what on earth can anyone do?

    If you follow this through logically there is no other possible end that I can imagine. This club no longer minds being a middle table club. Here are the facts that point in that direction:

    Fact 1: Without top class players in at least 4 positions in your team with strong backups for injuries and an excellent keeper, it is virtually impossible win anything major.

    Fact 2: This club has absolutely no qualms about selling its best players and has been doing exactly that over the last decade without anywhere near the same calibre of replacements.

    Fact 3: Many of the wage-sapping parasites have now been sold save for the personal favourites of Wenger himself.

    Fact 4: Something like £20m has been knocked off the wage bill in this season alone which means CL money next season is no longer a must.

    Fact 5: The club is unwilling to spend for the sole purpose of glory. Instead it tends to buy cheap and sell later at a much higher price if at all possible.

    Fact 6: There is no profit in buying a £40m player because the price of such a player can only depreciate with time.

    These six facts have driven general club policy for something like eight years and the process has been accelerated especially in the last three years. What does this all mean? It means even CL money won’t be a priority any more because even that will require sizeable investment to become achievable in the seasons to come.

    We will be extremely lucky to finish in the top four this season but I don’t think that is as imperative as it used to be – the overriding principle is that as long as there is always profit, however little, that’s all that matters. And that my friends, is exactly why Kroenke will not sack Wenger in a month of Sundays.

  61. Kiyoshi Ito

    Cesc AppealAugust 16, 2013 07:21:21
    If the Emirates Stadium is full tomorrow I swear I’ll lose all faith in Arsenal fans.
    ——————————————————————-

    Sadly,the stadium,will be packed..In the belief,we have assembled a ramshackle squad that has true potential to compete..

    The last time,I visited the Emirates,there was a woman knitting,not even paying attention to the game..

    Says,it all really…

    Scored a few goals,in the CL Game & a round of applause from where I was sitting..

    Like one was in an Opera Theatre….

    I suppose,it was an evening game,so maybe,one had to recreate an
    environment resembling the Opera Theatre???

    Could not believe it…

    I believe the last game ,I saw at Highbury,was against Spurs,(The hotel poison)….

    Anyway,I felt that ground shake,the atmosphere,the passion,the fervour..

    These are things that the Keyser’s ,of this world probably have not encountered…The prick(s)..

    Anyway,swiftly moving on,expect the same this Saturday,as in the usual terds rock up,profess there undying love for there master in need..

    If the Keyser’s,& Untold’s of this world truly support this club,in their own shallow world,allow them to fester in their own pool of faeces..

    PS
    Smear a pig,with lipstick,still resembles a pig..??

  62. Bert

    The rumours re: Williams / Flamini / Cesar ….. i would think that only 1 of these is going to enhance the first 11….the other 2 are squad players…..Arsene needs to improve the starting 11….therefore knocking what we have got onto the bench not replace the bench…would love to know how his mind works….on second thoughts….maybe not

  63. Kiyoshi Ito

    JeffAugust 16, 2013 07:35:07

    Not,being funny Jeff,it’s all about the risk management policy,that Rhys Jagger & I alluded to a few years ago…

    I even raised /& reiterated this issue, over the last few weeks,or so..& Gunner2301,sort of batted it aside..

    Yes you are right,but it is something that has been apparently visible,even to the blind man,riding on a white horse,in thick fog…

    Keep up the good posts..They are a treasure..

  64. The Hig

    Williams and Cesar would be welcomed. Flamini would be a decent squad player. If he gets these 3 in today, He should just go for Fellaini and Suarez next week. Then on deadline day, he should get in all the players he really wants to sign.

  65. Gregg

    good to see the press ripping the piss out of us today. We set ourselves up to be the laughing stock when Dopey Gazidiz opened his mouth. He hasn’t backed it up and rightly, we are getting ribbed. lets hope for more of it in todays press conference.

  66. Jeff

    Kiyo,

    I’m sure other people have realised where we’re going as well but the more times it can be said with evidence and facts to back it up, the more it will become prevalent in people’s psyche.

    You see, Wenger’s sole purpose now isn’t really to coach a football club at all but to oversee the unfolding charade – the master plan. They can’t do it all in one go, but they can do it bit by bit. Every season that passes is simply another brick in place.

  67. Gregg

    The Hig
    Did you hear our bid for Williams was £6m.
    The guy is so out of date when it comes to player valuations it’s unreal. He is the common denominator. Everyone else cant always be wrong

  68. The Hig

    Yeah Gregg he is out of date. He buys Gerv for 14m, sells him for 10m and bids 6m for Williams. For a guy with a masters in economics, he doesn’t know the value of money.

  69. Kiyoshi Ito

    Le-Grove(In a nice sweet voice):Well Hello Mr Ivan”The Terrible’,what can I do for you..

    Gazidis:I need you to come over to my office,for a 1-2-1 chat..

    Le-Grove:Really,I love it,when you are so demanding

    Gazidis:Cut the crap,be in my office,by 12.00 midnight

    Le-Grove:Ok Boss

    Gazidis:Right Le-Grove,put it out there,we have money to spend,”Escalation In Financial Power”,baloney..

    Le-Grove:Is it true?

    Gazidis:Does it matter?

    Le-Grove:Yes,it kind of does,how will my posters respond,if what you are saying is not true..?

    Gazidis:Look,do as I say,or we will revoke all rights& privileges you have to this club..

    Gazidis: & besides,Arsene’s never paid me back for the £2.20p lunch I bought for Arshavin,to bring him over..
    He seems to have had an eternal grudge….
    I need closure Le-Grove..!!

    Le-Grove:Righty Oh..!!

  70. The Hig

    Yeah. The funny thing is, he’s willing to overpay for shyt players but not willing to give up 5m for quality. How the fuck can you make a bid of 40m and 1 pound. That’s fucking insulting to Brenda and the whole of Liverpool. I can just imagine Wenger giving Rodgers that bid with that awful, irritating, knock you the fuck out smirk on his face. No fucking wonder Pool didn’t accept the bid after saying they’ll negotiate on offers over 40m. If fucking Wenger offered 42m for Suarez he’d be playing tomorrow.

  71. ThrBayingMob

    Fellaini, can we leave this one please? Wenger simply doesn’t believe in this sort if strong player. His release clause ran out at the end of July. Arsenal could have walked in, activated it and walked off with the player. They didn’t = not interested!! Move on now, there’s nothing to see here ….

  72. TheBayingMob

    Fellaini, can we leave this one please? Wenger simply doesn’t believe in this sort if strong player. His release clause ran out at the end of July. Arsenal could have walked in, activated it and walked off with the player. They didn’t = not interested!! Move on now, there’s nothing to see here ….

  73. Oh Theo Theo!

    In most well run clubs it would be taxi for wenger for this level of ineptitude so early in the season.

    I mean who could have predicted the 31 year old DM would be injury prone? And his backup – DENCH!!! – a fucking liability??

    Well I tell you who didn’t predict it – Arsene “Le Professor” Wenger – that’s who.

    Omni-shambles. What an unbelievable cock that this man has become. Insufferable.

  74. Oh Theo Theo!

    I mean I open my dictionary at idiot and wengers grinning mug looks up at me.

    Although when I open it at idiotic, r£tarded, moronic, stupid, incompetent, arrogant and insufferable – he’s also pictured.

    Has dialsquare been fiddling with my dictionary??

  75. TheBayingMob

    Oh and the release clause was 22m, not out of our reach there. Simply not interested in the player full stop but then neither we’re city or united and Moyes would have been very aware of that contract …

  76. ste

    on sky sports:
    Wenger: “We’re looking more for quality than for numbers. We would like two or three players, if possible more.”
    Arsenal.com
    via twitter on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    well i’d like to win the lottery but its not going to happen!!

  77. Gunnershabz

    Gustavo and higuanin both come out and said they welcome arsenal interest but both players gone onto sign for their teams

    Either arsenal don’t agree fee valuation or player terms or not interested

    Both players make sense and would of made huge difference to our team

    Especially both could of played tomorrow

    This is a shambles

  78. Kiyoshi Ito

    If the reports about Gustavo,moving to Wolfsburg are true…I’m just
    utterly speechless..

    Words cannot begin to describe…………..

    I knew,this summer,would be an utter shambles,but never to this extent..

    Jovetic
    Rooney
    Cesc
    Higuain
    Bernard
    Suarez
    Fellaini

    It’s so obvious,what the underlying motive is …

    Pure profits…Streamline the squad,as they are no decent players to sale,in order to maintain the profit margin

    Get rid of the deadwood,maximise revenue streams & continue as before..

    OMG,the sad demise of Arsenal..

    Kroenke is the real culprit & Arsene is the front man,for this operation..He sold his soul,a long time ago..

    Pedders,mate…Time to make your blog count?

    Your blog,receives hits..It’s Global…Force the hand..Force the issue..

    PS
    Curious as to why you deleted Tim Payton’s Guest Post..?

    I think I know…