Wenger invites you all to the #VardyParty | Two more big names to follow

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WHERE WERE YOU WHEN WENGER DROPPED A CRAZY?

That’s what your kids will ask, because yesterday, something must have snapped in Wenger’s head because he dropped a £20m bid for none other than Leicester City superstar… Jame ‘Chat shit, get banged’ Vardy.

Take a moment there. Please. Let it soak in.

This isn’t a joke either. If we’re publicising this, it means details have been discussed and agreed with the player. Same thing happened with Suarez, except we got the release clause wrong. This time, Ranieri has admitted we’re on this one.

This signing has so many interesting ramifications.

The Manager

Wenger is all up in the short-terms face. No messing around. He’s in a hurry to win the league for once. I haven’t seen a signing this short-term since… well, Sir Alex dropped £24m for the ageing, yet supremely talented Robin Van Persie. The greatest and most short-term signing of his career.

Make no mistake, this signing is selfish. This is Arsene thinking about himself. This is him telling the fans… ‘I’ve had enough of myself’, you want the winner back, here he is. I love that. What’s the point in having cash if you don’t spend it!

Wenger is thinking about earning a new contract. He wants to stay on. He knows the club can only let him stay on if the fans are in love with him. 2 rounds of Wenger loving songs at the end of a season didn’t make up for the empty seats in the ground and disappointing the sponsors who aren’t dropping mega money with us like they are or were with United.

The Player

Would I like a better striker? Sure. Wouldn’t we all. Am I 100% sure Vardy is going to make us party? No, not at all. But look, he was a football terrorist this year. He has hustle, he has composure, he works and works and works. The quality of his goals was both varied and spectacular. He’s a machine and I love his attitude. If Ramsey is middle class, this guy is as working class as the come.

The Team

OMG, what the hell are we doing here? Addressing all our problems, early. THIS IS AMAZING.

We’re baking flexibility into our starting 11. Vardy brings the power and pace PLUS the clinical finishing. We have a very powerful midfield that can be pinned by Xhaka, Elneney and Coquelin. The if you have three behind the forward, you have incredible amounts of flexibility.

I understand that Arsenal are going hard for Mkhitaryan of Dortmund, he apparently wants us and we want him. He’s a spectacular player, and an incredibly hard worker, plus, he can play right across the front three and he scores and contributes with big numbers. Then you look at Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez, Theo… well, it’s looking like a pretty devastating forward line with the protection and smarts we’ve lacked at the back.

We’ll also be signing a centre back as well.

The Outs

I think we’ll be losing Gibbs, Debuchy, Chambo and Joel Campbell. All kind of unneccessary, the two English boys lacking the right mentality to make it at Arsenal at this stage of their careers.

In Conclusion

Wenger finally doing what he’s supposed to be. He’s taking risks, he’s thinking about the now and he’s desperately trying to prove to the fans that he has what it takes to make us great again.

I’ll take on the Gazidis comments a little bit later on!

254 Responses to “Wenger invites you all to the #VardyParty | Two more big names to follow”

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  1. Joe

    I don’t complain if we do or don’t.

    I just know it doesn’t matter while wenger is here.

    This same team under a different manager would of won us the league.

    On that note , another manager would not have gone into the season being the only team not to sign an outfield player.

  2. Joe

    Marko

    Be honest with yourself.

    What the fuck can wenger do with a 30
    Year old vardy?????

    Please. Enlighten me.

    Klopp sure. Jose. Sure. Pep. Sure

    But wenger? I laugh at the thought of him keeping up the scoring pace of last season.

    And please. Copy this and keep it for next May. If I’m wrong call me out.

    And I’ll put my hand up.

    But also keep this. We will not even be close to the league leaders next May. Fact

  3. Marko

    That’s all true Joe. What’s also true is signing Xhaka and potentially someone like Mkhitaryan and Rodriguez and a striker is a good thing and will improve us. See didn’t even mention the manager once

  4. Joe

    Players have come and gone and only one thing has remained constant and we are no closer to challenging for the title

    Wonder what the one constant thing could be and it must be linked to the failings

  5. izzo

    Lol Joe don’t get a heart attack. You’ve made your point. I think everyone knows where you stand. No need repeating yourself or try to convince others on here. Let them be. Let the season pan out. Surely failure again this coming season should see the end of Wenger. Chillax man!

  6. Marko

    Yeah Joe we needed more than those two. We needed a striker and a DM. We needed more. Could happen this season. I actually don’t agree with you’re assessment either that straight away with Wenger he’ll work his magic and make a decent player shite. I think his effect on players these days is minimal. You improve the squad straight from the off with new players and a coat with a zipper on it for the manager

  7. Marko

    Worth pointing out this isn’t a Wenger debate but more a once in a while change up what you say Joe. Doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom

  8. Pierre

    Joe
    “You don’t think pep and Jose are worth at least 5 points to those clubs? Even without new players”

    Joe, you seem to have conveniently forgotten what a mess Jose left Chelsea in…. He has set that club back ten years(good) with his transfer dealings….. I will be surprised if he lasts the season at Man U…. The crowd will turn on him as soon as they realise he is an arrogant , selfish has been who has been found out…. United have made a massive mistake in employing him(good), he will drag the club into the gutter.

    As for pep, yes total class, Arsenal should have gone in for him but I am not so sure that he will find it as easy as you think in the prem….. Time will tell…..

  9. Ces1ne

    Pierre

    If you REALLY think the Chavs have “been set back ten years with his (Mourinhos) transfer dealings….” then you are more delusional than I thought & more delusional than 99.9% of wengers minions on here.
    Would love to hear/see you explain this one………this isn’t me, a Gooner, defending Jose/Chavs/etc……it’s an honest question. Do you REALLY think the Chavs are fcked for 3 years bc of Jose? I say 3 years bc we all know your delusion made you write “10 years” as an exaggeration.
    Bit of perspective, eh bruh?

  10. ZOZO

    Joe

    According to you, Wenger is an inept manager. He has his fault (main one, being too loyal to some underperforming players), but how did a manager so bad managed to finish 2nd this year without signing an outfield player last summer. With the usual injury crisis.

    If he was truly as bad as some people want to picture him, we would have finished 10th or worse. Not 2nd.

  11. Colin

    So mr wegner wants to bring a known racist to arsenal fc ,but that’s not important ,what matters is the club winning trophies , so as I and many of my friends have known the kick it out campaign is just to satisfy ignorant fools into believing that something is being done ,so my point is ,you bring in vardy that would open the door for afc to accept any degenerate scum to represent the club .

  12. Ishola70

    Who is going to get Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras?

    Kid is the real deal. All the big hitters have been linked with him and need to be a big hitter for the price Palmeiras want for him.

    It will be like the Neymar situation.

    People think his valuation is high now but his value will go up even if he stays in Brazil just like it did with Neymar.

  13. Ishola70

    Colin:
    “So mr wegner wants to bring a known racist to arsenal fc ,but that’s not important ,what matters is the club winning trophies , so as I and many of my friends have known the kick it out campaign is just to satisfy ignorant fools into believing that something is being done ,so my point is ,you bring in vardy that would open the door for afc to accept any degenerate scum to represent the club .”
    How about let’s kick out tribalism? That’s more deadly than any racism.

  14. Joe

    Joe, you seem to have conveniently forgotten what a mess Jose left Chelsea in…. He has set that club back ten years(good) with his transfer dealings…

    Haha. They were double winners 2 seasons ago and have cesc hazard and co.

    I’m sure they will be just fine next season

    10 years back. Hahahaha. Oh my

  15. Follow the money

    Hmmm. Idk. Does Wenger actually think he’s good, and can score a lot in his system, or is Wenger only going for him because he’s 20 mil and not 60 like Morata? I like him, I just pray he doesn’t get Wengerized like Arshavin did

  16. STV

    Marko

    Seriously man you are deluded if think Wenger improves players like Mourinho and Pep do. If so why he’s nt winning a fucking trophy for 11 seasons, you can’t seriously compare Wenger with elite managers anymore.

    He was good in the past, and developed some players I give it to you. But hes a spent force and cant make a proper team anymore. Whatever players come and go won’t seriously alter our title
    Chances as long as he’s there. He’ll never do what’s required.

    I mean look at the Vardy signing. In a typical Wenger way it’s deviding fans to the extreme. Almost everyone agrees he’s not what Arsenal needed but people quietly understand having to pay just the 20m release clause and not having to negotiate any wage details, it’s the easiest work Wenger has to do. It may be either Vardy or no one else from him. You can moan all day long about Wenger not given enough players when the reality is hes one of the worst managers who can complete a transfer if given money and time. He just won’t make a proper team competing for the best honours, season after season.

    So yeah we got Vardy probably get one leftback. Let’s happy with what we have because as long as Wenger- the same manager that you consider among the best- we got very little to celebrate.

    Vardy!!!! 🙂

  17. Emiratesstroller

    On reflection the decision to pursue Vardy demonstrates just what limited striker options are available in the market.

    Vardy scored last season 24 goals in EPL, which was a number only exceeded by Kane.

    Most of the other established goalscorers in Europe are already with major
    clubs and either unavailable or even older than Vardy e.g. Ibrahimovic at 35.

    My guess is that Arsenal have come to the conclusion that pursuing Morata is
    problematic and that they will land up paying an inflated price for a good player, but not a proven goalscorer.

    Also we know that Wenger rates Giroud even if all the posters on Le Grove do
    not. Vardy will offer competition and a different style of play, but not necessarily an expectation that he will start ahead of Giroud, which a more expensive
    player coming from a major club might expect.

  18. China

    As much as I think vardy is a solid signing from a pragmatic point of view. I support him signing from a footballing perspective. It’s true though, as has been said, do we really want to welcome a racist into our club? Is it really worth it? I think the same applies to Suarez. A player who would’ve improved is immensely but known to be a pretty disgusting human being cut from the same dirty cloth as players like John Terry.

    People can change their ways and I hope vardy has or will ASAP as I don’t want racist filth in our club.

    As I said though, I think from a footballing perspective he provides a very useful option to the club at a reasonable price.

    If his name was Diego Cortez and he had an argentine passport and did what he did last year in Spain I think most of you would be clambering over each other to say what a fantastic signing he would be. I guess that’s the price we Brits pay for not seeming like a very exotic or cultured choice compared to South Americans, Africans and continentals. (I.e. Everyone else lol)

  19. Emiratesstroller

    tunnygriffboy

    I agree. It will be horses for courses and dependent on current form as well.

    Neither is a ‘world beater’ but at least they are 20+ a season goalscorers.

    It reflects the current state of market.

  20. Pierre

    This is how it will work …..

    1) ozil receives the ball in midfield

    2) vardy makes a run off the back of the defence.

    3) ozil will invariably play the perfect defence splitting through ball

    4) vardy leaves the defence for dead with his pace and sticks it in the back of the net ……..

  21. mysticleaves

    so much talk about the vardy man. i dont like his signing actyally but better him than nobody.

    what i really like though is the thought of our midfield being protected by a double pivot of xhaka and coq..tantalizing.

    for me coq should start. and really if not becasue ofexperience and guidance for our now young midfield, cazorla should be sold. great player but not the difference maker.

  22. Colin

    It wasn’t vardy’s tribe that went into someone else’s country and racially abuse them it was vardy ,I dont give a damn about his tribe .

  23. mysticleaves

    and why o why is the copa america flying on a rather low radar. i thought south america has the best and most exciting players?

    even intl friendlies get coverage on here unlike the copa

  24. qna

    Pierre – thats how you and your ilk have described and predicted the past 10 years in some form or another.

    Reality is the decline will continue. We will finish next season with around 68 points. That may or may not get us into the top 4, but it wont win us the league.

    China – how old is Diego Cortez? If he is 29 and his previous season only netted 5 goals, I am pretty sure we would not be on his bandwagon. Vardy already looks like that player of 2 seasons ago by his performances for your National team.

    This will be the WORST purchase in Arsenal’s history as he will be the 4th or 5th most expensive player we have ever bought. His 8 or so goals will get all of you idiots to give him another season because he had to adjust and the circus will continue. At the end of this disaster there will be no meaningful measure to separate him from Walcott or Podolski, he may even be comparable to Bendtner and Chamack.

  25. Bay Area Gooner

    I like the idea of having a new striker. What I am concerned about is his age, amount of games played in the last year, and he is going to the Euros as well. Not to sound like a downer, but I predict injury around November.
    Then its Olly time again…
    UGH

    PS Mktiryan sounds awesome

  26. Arsenal2174

    So Wrighty recently came and stated Vardy is who Wenger should buy A legend of the club and someone who actually played the game. I would love to see Lewondoski (sorry spelling ) in Arsenal shirt but it’s never going to happy maybe Vardy is simply cover for Welbeck and Morata is still on the cards

  27. Leedsgunner

    If JV is indeed coming in I guess this means Akpom is gone? I hear Steve Bruce likes both Akpom and Hayden. Maybe we’ll be able to sell them both (with buy back clauses) for a good sum – maybe £5m for the pair? All the more to add to the transfer budget…

  28. Wallace

    “Liverpool and Manchester United pulled out of the race to sign Vardy after it became clear the England international’s release clause only applied to team in next season’s Champions League.”

  29. Wallace

    Cesine

    “–Saying the (KEYWORD—>) possible signing of Vardy is just like the Ian Wright signing is some of the most delusional drivel that clown Wallace has come up with on here……….and that’s some accomplishment!! ”

    thanks, man. I actually said ‘there are obvious parallels’ and I also went on to say Wright was the better player, but hey ho….

    a couple of the more devoted members of the lunatic fringe don’t seem to be handling these early signings all that well.

  30. colin decoteau

    how about trying to buy lukaku a proven premier league goal scorer where ever he has gone , in my opinion he offers more based on his ability to play the target man role and has the speed to get in behind.

  31. Wallace

    mystic

    ah, apologies….still, worth repeating for those who seem to think a couple of years outside of the top 4 will have marvellous long term benefits.

  32. Wallace

    colin

    “how about trying to buy lukaku a proven premier league goal scorer where ever he has gone…”

    just my opinion, but the last 3/4 times we’ve played Everton Lukaku’s barely had a kick. just wonder if maybe Wenger thinks he’s quite easy to nullify, even with all the physical attributes he brings.

  33. Spanishdave

    Excitement over Vardy, yeh look back over the last five years, he was not exactly ripping it up in the lower divisions. One good year isn’t enough, he now has high expectations lumped on him, so will he deliver?

    Walcott mentioned in the excitement why would he make any difference.

  34. tunnygriffboy

    Emirates

    A fit, rested and fresh Giroud is a handful. A tired fatigued Giroud looks desperate.

    Is Vardy WC ? No. He is effective though. Lightening quick. A terrier, diver and a nasty piece of work still having something to prove. May be 29 but hasn’t had 12 years of football at the top level so that may help him in length of career

    He’s complete opposite of Giroud and will gives a good option and could even play with Giroud. Wenger was hugely impressed with Vardy when interviewed around Christmas time

    Vardy’s workrate is similar to Alexis. Add Mikhtaryan in as well and that is serious energy. You also now have the bite of Xhaka in midfield who transitions quickly and hits beautiful 40 yard passes after regaining possesion.

    Pressing game next season ? Counterattack ?

    Now off to watch youtube clips of all vardys goals to see how many come from counterattack and how many come from clever little balls into a packed area from Mahrez.

  35. tunnygriffboy

    Buy young players with potential Meltdown
    Don’t buy anyone meltdown
    Buy last seasons player of the year 29 years with 20+ goals to his name meltdown

    I just think about pressing we could do with Alexis, Vardy, Mikhtaryan ( fingers crossed) and our midfield.

  36. STV

    Vardy is not better than Giroud thus the idea that Signing Vardy suddenly makes us world beater is a myth.

    He will provide competition to Giroud and offers a different dimension to our attack.

    But sadly that’s a poor signing for a first choice striker. Wenger tricked you Gentlemen.

  37. Emiratesstroller

    On a different matter. I watched 8 minutes of Xhaka playing for Switzerland yesterday. He looks to be an excellent buy. Good positioning, not afraid to tackle and
    a first class distributor of ball.

  38. tunnygriffboy

    Stv

    I don’t think anyone’s been tricked. Nobody’s said he’s world class. Most are wary about him playing v packed defences.

    You said yourself he will bring a new dimension to our attack.

    He offers us pace and workrate. He was the best striker in the PL wee could havebought to pprovide a different skill set to Giroud.

    Out of interest who would you buy bearing in mind that we’ve just spent £30million on Xhaka and IF we are looking to bring in a couple more players do you not think £20 million is a good price ?

  39. Wallace

    ES

    also watched the Xhaka highlights. that bit where he gave the ball away just outside his own box then charged in and flattened the guy was terrible/brilliant/cool. love that we’ve signed him.

  40. Rambo Ramsey

    “also watched the Xhaka highlights. that bit where he gave the ball away just outside his own box then charged in and flattened the guy was terrible/brilliant/cool”

    a walking red card

  41. tunnygriffboy

    Ems

    Xhaka looks a quality signing. Age on his side as well. The passes he hits after regaining possession will be ideal for Ozil, Alexis and Vardy should we sign him as well.

    Just think of the possibility of adding Mikhtaryan. That is a seriously good front four full of pace and creativity

  42. tunnygriffboy

    Rambo

    PV4 was a walking red card but he reigned it in. Coquelin was a walking red last 2 seasons as well

    I’m just happy we’ve bought a midfielder like him. We’ve needed one for years. We’ve got Coquelin and Elneny as well. At last a bit of bite in midfield.

  43. Leedsgunner

    As I said yesterday Vardy is worth the transfer price alone if his arrival convinces Özil and Alexis to stay.

    No one is thinking that JV is an elite striker a la Aubamayang and Lewandowski but the point is he meets our present need for a finisher and a pacey outlet for Özil to feed. He’s no RvP but he’s miles better than Giroud.

    The key is keeping him fit. If he falls into our cesspit of “crockery” we’re back to Plan Giroud.

  44. STV

    tunnygriffboy

    Frankly I’d rather spend 20m on Mktharian or Gotze who are in their final year on his contract than Vardy.

    Regarding strikers Higuain is my first choice who regardless of what’s been put out here, should be available for a good price. Aubemeyang
    and Benzema also will be on the move this season. Griezman could also be available if Simione moves to Inter. I’d even not sign anybody else if that meant we get a top striker with a good sum.

    But now that we signed Vardy I hope we sign some body good too and maybe, mount a reasonable challenge next season.

  45. Leedsgunner

    Bertrand for left back as a Plan B if Ricardo Rodriguez drags on? Apparently Southampton players unsettled with Koeman’s imminent departure.

  46. gunnergetyou

    If Giroud is still in the starting line-up come the beginning of this season then this summer will be a failure. Last season provided more than enough evidence that he’s not good enough to be first choice.

    And Giroud is not a 20 goal a season player. Up until the last game of the season he had managed 12 goals in the premier league before stat packing on the final day against the worst Aston Villa team in living history. Not to mention he went almost 20 games in all competitions without scoring.

    At best he’s a plan B striker.

  47. Wallace

    tunny

    “PV4 was a walking red card but he reigned it in. Coquelin was a walking red last 2 seasons as well…I’m just happy we’ve bought a midfielder like him.”

    yup, agree totally. we’ve been too nice for a long time now. would be fine with the odd red card if it meant we were no longer seen as a soft touch.

  48. Emiratesstroller

    goonsterous

    Overall we do have a relatively strong squad, but I think that our achilles heel is the centre of defence.

    There is currently a global dearth of talent of good centre backs and that is why when a half decent player becomes available he is sold for a grossly inflated price.

    It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will try and sign someone or stick
    with the four currently on our books.

  49. tunnygriffboy

    Ems

    I know our defence looks weak but we are pretty high up the defensive table in terms of goals conceded. It’s the type of goals we concede that look awful. Hopefully Xhaka will help that. We will have the option of playing Coquelin or Elneny alongside him in certain matches

    Stv

    I’d love Lewandowski, Aubameyang or Griezeman. Would they want us or are they looking at the big two in Spain ?

    Also they’d cost £60+ million. Bearing in mind we’ve just splashed £30 million on a much needed midfielder and rumours of more players to come Vardy at £20million could be a good signing. Perhaps when the squad needs less newcomers the huge bid may come. We’d have to play better and get further in competition to further attract those huge names

    Benzema could be in jail by Christmas.

  50. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    More I read bout vardy more I don’t want it to happen,

    Pedro

    Do something about these ads on an iPad
    Closing one should not be an invitation for another to appear , three times

    Ireland should not be visited , Lego is a shocking film and a dodgy company.

  51. tunnygriffboy

    Ems

    Phew. I would like a new CB. They going for huge prices though. Bit concerned we sign Rodriguez (be great) but he thinks of Monreal as 4th CB . Ouch ! ! ! !

  52. tunnygriffboy

    Vardy is a weasel, a nasty piece of work. Leaves his foot in a la Wrighty. Lkes a dive as well. About time we had someone like that.

    He does have a crazy work ethic though. Defenders nightmare marking him a nd Alexis.

  53. gunnergetyou

    Rodriguez would be a good signing. From what I’ve seen he’s as good as Monreal defensively but would add a new dimension to our attack. However if for whatever reason we don’t manage to sign him, we should focus on signing a top class CB. We need a Mertesacker replacement more than we need a Monreal replacement and Gabriel is not the answer.

  54. gonsterous

    Emirates,

    You are right about there being a shortage in top top qualidee CB at the moment.
    I still think gabs will come good. I like him.. we still need a replacement for per tortoisesacker though..

  55. Samesong

    Excitement over Vardy, yeh look back over the last five years, he was not exactly ripping it up in the lower divisions. One good year isn’t enough, he now has high expectations lumped on him, so will he delivers?

    Yes he was actually

    Halifax and fleetwood he scored loads of goals. Numbers of 31 and 27

  56. Ishola70

    Emiratesstroller:
    “There is currently a global dearth of talent of good centre backs and that is why when a half decent player becomes available he is sold for a grossly inflated price.It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will try and sign someone or stick
    with the four currently on our books.”

    Aymeric Laporte (Bilbao)
    Alessio Romagnoli (Milan)
    Antonio Rudiger(Roma)

    Three centre backs that if bought and played over a season would turn out better than the current goofy Brazilian CB.

    But they will not come cheap and Wenger will not spend any sort of money on this position and as usual this will come back to haunt him.

  57. shad

    @gonsterous,

    Wenger’s degree in economics must be from a quack. IF he indeed signs Vardy, that is PR and desperation all wrapped in one. You really don’t know what you’ll get with him bar work ethic and tenacity, definitely more clinical than Giroud. That said, for £120k a week? Damn.
    Then again push us to the title, so be it though this should be Wenger’s last season regardless.
    His replacement is more important than whomever we sign.

  58. Emiratesstroller

    I think that most posters agreed at the end of last season that we should focus in this summer’s transfer market on the spine of our team.

    Xhaka was a step in the right direction. Clearly a very good player. Vardy if recruited may not be the same class or potential, but at least will increase our fire power.

    That leaves us with the need to recruit a Centre Back. That is likely to be the most difficult problem to solve.

    When it comes to other positions in team I would only look at players who are
    world class or have that potential. So Rodriguez [left back] and Mikhitaryan [attacking midfield/wing] should be of interest.

    Monreal is still a very good player, but he is coming towards end of his career
    and Gibbs is frankly not good enough to replace him. Therefore Gonzalez who is rated one of best left backs in world and has indicated that he wants to join us would be a good investment.

    Mikhitarayan is probably in same category as Morata. Good player, but not
    necessarily committed to idea of joining us. May well choose to go to highest
    bidder if he does not stay at Borussia.

    Also we are not short of players who can play attacking midfield or in right wing positions.

  59. Ashley

    imagine how racist vardy is when no one can hear him …. I was initially happy he was coming , now it’s just not sitting right with me ….

  60. Samesong

    Giroud giving the game away will he not get in trouble for saying Vardy is joining in summer? When it’s not been made official yet.

  61. gonsterous

    How is vardy racist ?? Am I missing a story here ?? Is he going to have problems with the black players in the team or generally everyone who is not English ??

  62. tunnygriffboy

    It appears we’ve spent £50 million already.

    If Gibbs leaves it’ll be £20 million for Rodriguez. Mikhtaryan would be another £20million although will Dortmund let him go having lost Gundogan and Hummels.

    We get those signings we are considerably stronger , have a lot more options and a really deep squad.

  63. Emiratesstroller

    tunnygriffboy

    Rodriguez to replace Gibbs will be a good move. He is a close friend of Xhaka and has indicated that he wants to come to us.

    Mikhitaryan might be much more complicated. Borussia may be reluctant to sell and his potential arrival at Arsenal might result in several players becoming unsettled. Frankly I don’t see Wenger selling Wilshire and Ramsey. They
    will need to be accommodated within first team framework.

    Also I don’t see Wenger selling more than one of Walcott, Ox and Campbell.

  64. Ishola70

    gonsterous:
    “How is vardy racist ?? Am I missing a story here ?? Is he going to have problems with the black players in the team or generally everyone who is not English ??”

    Hardly. He called a Japanese guy a “Jap” when he had a few too much to drink and thought the guy was looking at his card hand at a a gambling table. “Jap” was said. Shock, horror.

    The Vardy’s are big chavs. All you have to do is look at their twitter accounts to realise that. Him and his missus.

    But it’s no good Arsenal fans being holier than thou when Jack Wilshere is employed at Arsenal. Major chav already at the club.

    Vardy will have a soul mate straight off in Wilshere when he joins.

  65. Ishola70

    Not sure if the guy was Japanese but it just shows Vardy’s ignorance rather than a massive racist problem.

  66. Uwot?

    Stroller.i think you’ll find west game are serious on walnut for £25 million,the scousers want Gibbs £12 million & saints want chamber back,price Unknown.i’d say at those prices,if true,take the money & run.fast.!

  67. Ughelligunner

    A sensible post from one poster from Arseblog: A lot of people were
    commenting about Vardy’s age (29, will be 30 in January
    2017), so out of curiosity I decided to look up the age of
    other strikers that we are linked with or some people would prefer over Vardy.
    Higuain: 28 (will be 29 in December)
    Ibrahimovich: 34 (!!!) (will be35 in October)
    Carlos Bacca: 29 (will be 30 in November)
    Lacazette: 25
    Icardi: 23
    Lukaku: 23
    Morata: 23
    Batshuayi: 22
    Dybala: 22
    Janssen: 21
    Let’s look at some other unrealistic targets just for the
    sake of comparison:
    Suarez: 29
    Messi: 28
    Cristiano: 31
    Cavani: 29
    Aguero: 28
    Benzema: 28 (will be 29 in December)
    Costa: 27 (will be 28 in October)
    Lewandowski: 27 (will be 28 in October)
    Aubameyang: 26 (will be 27 in couple of weeks)
    Muller: 26 (will be 27 in September)
    Griezmann: 25
    Neymar: 24

  68. daz

    If we are selling Gibbs and debuchy and also loaning out chambers that will leave us needing cover at LB,RB and CB so we will need at least two additional players at the back with one of those being able to cover two positions

  69. Ughelligunner

    He continued;
    Let’s not even talk about the unrealistic ones. Out of that lot
    only Aubameyang will cost less than 100 million (not even
    considering Costa because you know….), but still upwards of
    60 million and we know that we are not going to pay that
    much. So as you can see, almost all top strikers (even
    including unrealistic ones) are already 28 or will be 28 during
    the season so not much of a difference on that front.
    Out of the young ones, only Lukaku has Premier League
    experience but is he really worth paying 50+ million for when we are getting last
    season’s Player of the Season and Football Writer’s Footballer
    of the Year for less than 25 million? Others will need some time adjusting to the league, except may be Griezmann.
    How many of us are prepared to be patient with one of the young ones if we sign them and they don’t hit the ground
    running? (because if that happens, we are not winning the league next season either).

  70. Champagne charlie

    Apparently Rodriquez is out LB target because Wenger likes Monreal at CB as cover.

    I’m absolutely fine with that, we have two good fullbacks, a good keeper, a top centre half, and a decent option for second centre half with room for Gabriel to get better.

    Also hearing Mkhytarian rejected a new Borussia deal because he wants a move to us. I don’t know what’s happened but I fucking love what’s going on behind the scenes; ruthless transfers, players with personality and bite. Jesus Christ we may finally be equipped to win something worthy

  71. Champagne charlie

    Debuchy is staying, Gibbs is off to Liverpool, and Rodriquez is coming in which means Monreal takes Chambers spot as aux CB

  72. Bamford10

    Looks like the below is a genuine possibility next season:

    _________Cech
    Bell___CB___Kosc__Monr
    ____Xhaka____Jack
    _________Ozil
    Mkhit____Vardy___Alexis

    Not terrible. I’d still prefer Morata, but Vardy can/will score goals.

  73. Ishola70

    daz:
    “If we are selling Gibbs and debuchy and also loaning out chambers that will leave us needing cover at LB,RB and CB so we will need at least two additional players at the back with one of those being able to cover two positions”

    Gabriel can play RB and LB. He played RB quite a few times earlier in his career. May not be great there but can play in those positions. He could cover Debuchy leaving.

    That’s why it would be good to see a first team CB come in and Gabriel becomes a squad back-up player at CB, RB and in dire emergency LB as well.

  74. daz

    Charlie

    I was under the impression debuchy was off, he needs to pull his finger out if bellerin picks up a knock because he was awful when he was played season just gone

  75. gonsterous

    Wallace

    I haven’t gone to coll so I’m not so sure but if you have an economics degree, doesn’t that automatically mean you have studied accounting too and vice versa or am I wrong ??

  76. Ishola70

    _________Cech
    Bell___Rudiger___Kosc__Monr
    ____Xhaka____Kante
    _________Ozil
    Mkhit____Vardy___Alexis

    That team would have a great chance of winning the league. Very good chance.

  77. tunnygriffboy

    Bamford

    That looks a much stronger team with plenty of pace and needle. Don’t forget our bench would be much much stronger than last season.

    5
    Guys, Didn’t Debuchy move last season to get regular football with the Euros coming up ? Also we have jenkinson who is recuperating from nasty injury.

  78. Wallace

    gonsterous

    no, while a load of second-rate mathematicians have hijacked the economics profession over the last 20-25yrs it’s a far more interesting subject than you might think. accountancy’s the mind-numbing numbers stuff. you don’t need accountancy to do economics, or you didn’t when I was at university.

  79. gonsterous

    Isoha

    That’s not racist. I’m Asian and my friends tease me by calling me Chinese. Hell people I’ve met on the streets call me Chinese or Chinese boy and stuff. I dont take it seriously unless someone was trying to get physical 🙂

  80. Ishola70

    gonsterousJune 5, 2016 10:47:07
    “That’s not racist. I’m Asian and my friends tease me by calling me Chinese. Hell people I’ve met on the streets call me Chinese or Chinese boy and stuff. I dont take it seriously unless someone was trying to get physical”

    Yep.

    But people are over sensitive and silly.

    There is another example where a persons nationality is shortened and it has very negative vibe as a word. Very taboo.

    So taboo that Le Grove will not allow it on this thread.

    But the word is simply a shortened version of a person’s nationality. The shortened term has been hijacked by the PC brigade to always mean it is seen in a negative way. A bad way.

  81. Ashley

    People actually condoning what vardy said as a shortened term of the guys nationality ??? Are you fucking serious ? If he wasn’t trying to be derogatory then he would have just called the guy a cunt and be done with it but he chose to highlight the guys nationality and use it as a form of abuse !!! Can’t you see that ? That’s like if someone called a guy a black b******d , you lot then saying ‘ oh well it’s not that bad because basically the guy is black and he was just saying it as it is because , well the guy is actually black ???

  82. China

    Vardy’s career stats are 113 goals in 227 professional games. Obviously that was mostly lower leagues but you can only score against what’s in front of you…