ARTETA INSISTS NO ONE SAYS ‘NO’ TO THE ARSENAL

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Here. We. Go.

Arsenal are the prime target for all the hot goss this window because Mikel Arteta broke all his Ikea crockery and DEMANDED we go shopping at John Lewis.

The Dusan Vlahovic story seems hot online, I have no idea what the real deal is, but as expected, the fees that were being spoken about yesterday are now starting to come into line with something a little more realistic. Italian Sky reporting Fiorentina would like a shit ton of money, but they’d deal at 55m Euros plus Lucas Torreira. That’s quite the climb down from 69m euros yesterday.

Mikel Arteta once again reiterated in his press conference that every player he speaks to wants to join the club.

‘Historically, this club has been targeting the best players in the world and the best players in the world were always interested to come here’

… so let’s be real here if we are talking to Dusan, we’re not begging for his services. Edu and Arteta rarely miss and seem to do their homework, if the deal is progressing, it’s because they know the player wants a piece of it.

My suspicions are not very insightful.

  • Dusan Vlahovic wants a good deal.
  • Fiorentina wants a good deal.
  • There is only one club that will deal in January, which is Arsenal.
  • If another club comes in, the money goes up for all parties.

Johnny made a good analogy in the podcast about trying to do your pulling business before the lights go up. I think Vlahovic’s team is doing a last scan around the bar before making the decision to leave with the only offer.

Quick Spurs interlude. Matt Law reckons Barca couldn’t believe any club would pay the fee Spurs dropped for Emerson Royal. Lol, remember Arsenal fans losing their shit that we’d signed Tomi over him? I do.

The next deal the transfer accounts are talking about is Arthur Melo of Brazil. He’s a #8, 25 yrs old, he’s capped, he’s at Juve, played at Barca, was part of a mad swap deal massively overvalued him and Pjanic. He sound look like a good boy, there have been behavior issues with booze in the past, but he certainly has a lot of talent, finesse, and raw power. He was savaged for being a bit of a boring safe player to watch at Barca; without meaning to be rude, he sounds quite Xhaka-ish. Secure, not particularly adventurous, but I guess that’s what Arteta needs in that role. It’s a weird signing, but I guess we have to keep reminding ourselves… this is an emergency cover option, not the future of our midfield.

News on outgoing players is: BALOGUN HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.

He’s moved to Boro as they chase promotion under the excellent coaching of Chris Wilder.

I like this move for many reasons.

  1. Balogun is a mature adult. No sulking. He’s just cracking on with his future and he’ll go to the most northern parts of England to fulfill his potential.  This is his Huddersfield moment, we all know he can go to the top, now he needs to use this time to sharpen, grow bully boy teeth, and get some confidence.
  2. Chris Wilder is a great coach. What he did with Sheffield United was nothing short of a miracle. He’s progressive, he likes young players, he will make Balogun a star.
  3. Wilder has long had a football crush on Balogun. He likes the players, tried to signing him at Sheff U, which means this move isn’t a panic… it’s strategic. When a coach likes a player, they play them.

Arteta said Eddie is staying at the club, we’ll see there. If Palace comes in with a fee, it’d be hard to say no to it. The player wants big dollar, close to £100k a week, I’m not sure Palace are going to offer that. So his best bet if it’s about money, will be to wait and see who is there with a signing on bonus this summer. Rumours are French and German clubs want a piece of the action.

Talking football…

Arteta is going to seriously need to consider more rotation as we head into the back half of the season. Sambi Lokonga is a top player, but like any player, if he doesn’t get minutes, he’ll struggle when called upon. Arsenal played him on a long stretch of games until November the 27th, then we didn’t really see him until Nottingham Forest last week. The best managers in the league make everyone feel involved. I know we don’t have the depth of other sides, but come on, we have to be fair to Lokonga, he was part of that winning run, dropping him for 6 weeks wasn’t smart. There’s a lot on the line this season, but we’ll be better equipped to deal with bad moments if more players are trusted to take on minutes.

Nuno Tavares apparently reacted very well to the early sub. Arteta said he didn’t complain and that moments like this make the best people stronger. I really hope that’s the case, we won’t find out until we need him, because KT will need a rest at some point. Hopefully Nuno can come back fighting and play as well as he did at the start of the season.

Right, that’s me done. Have fun in the comments. x

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Unoni

Favourite Classico of all time was the vintage Ronaldinho classic
He ruined Madrid that day. Still for me the most talented player Ive ever seen

englandsbest

Jamie

Okay, I’m a peasant, I never stray beyond the thirties. But you don’t need to, there are some mighty smooth ones in the twenties and late teens. Try a native of NI, old Bushmills original, a teenager, or his older brother, a ten year old, would you believe?

Habesha Gooner

Lyon need *

Habesha Gooner

Spuds wait for a trophy continues. Already down 1 nil and 3 nil in aggregate. I will applaud cinte for the job he has done if he ever wins one trophy with them. They have that much of a poor mentality.

Habesha Gooner

Conte* FFS

Left Testicle

Cunte surely?

Left Testicle

Somebody needs to give Holjberg a slap.

WengerEagle

Benzema again the man.

Unoni

Jamie’s tucked up with a can of white lightning

Guns of SF

Benz

Unoni

A good friend brought me over a lovely bottle of Woodford reserve for Christmas
Didn’t last long

Jamie

EB –

Not a huge fan of Irish whisky, but I went to the Bushmills distillery a decade or so ago. Tried some limited runs which were decent.

I’m a peat smoke Islay fan, personally. Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg.. Pair with a Cohiba and it’ll go bang.

Jamie

MM, Woodford Reserve – they’re all cocktail whiskeys/bourbons. Wouldn’t drink them neat like an old single malt.

Guns of SF

very slow paced game. shocking, how these are some of the best in the world apparently

Guns of SF

Fati good player

Unoni

JamieJanuary 12, 2022 20:41:29
MM, Woodford Reserve – they’re all cocktail whiskeys/bourbons. Wouldn’t drink them neat like an old single malt.

Maybe I need to up my game.

Globalgunner

Only time I can get behind Chrlsea is when they are beating up on the loathsome Spuds.

Good to know the Tottenham curse remains strong. I was worried when Conte joined them at first.

Jamie

Life is short, Don. Nobody has time for cocktail bourbon unless it’s in an Old Fashioned that’s been made for you.

Globalgunner

2 Spud dives 2 rejected pens. Andre Marriner is very keen to award them a penalty. Kane thinks he has scored. Alas offside.

G

Love var .. offside goal and 2 penalties reversed for Spurs

Dissenter

Chelsea are looking so good, the transitions are flawless

Unoni

Fuck the chavs

Dissenter

Spurs are really poor but my fear is that we are no better right now
After that pitiable display on Sunday.

S23

I have a horrible feeling Kane will be getting his 250th goal when the Arsenal make a wish gang turn up,just like that awful Lamela and his wonder goal against us,pretty sure he never scored again!!
Not too bothered about tomorrow,but Sunday is a must win for us.

MidwestGun

Watching the Old Lady play Inter in the Supercoppa final. Its like a throwback Chile team Vidal and Alexis Sanchez versus Juventus and their lack of a striker… 1-1 in the 30 mins overtime. Looking like a pk shootout incoming

MidwestGun

Oops nervmind.. Alexis Sanchez won it with… 30 secs left.. Mob scenes… much celebration. Alexis basically stripped off his entire kit and marched off on teh shoulders of his teammates.. hahaha

WengerEagle

I still have a soft spot for Sanchez, happy for him.

englandsbest

Jamie

Okay, an admission – it’s age, not money, that brought me down to low ABV. Mind you, it’s hard to find a bad whisky, offhand I can only remember two.

MidwestGun

Yep … me too. Eagle.. Still wish we had brought in his best mate Vidal when we had the chance . back in the day .. I think we would have won more and kept him around. Anyhow.. water under the bridge. Watching these players celebrate…. not gonna lie I would like to see us win the Caraboa Cup. Trophies matter. My confidence is not high though.. for tomorrow. And I understand the arguement about prioritising..the League first. but I like celebrating trophies. its fun as a fan.

WengerEagle

Middy

It’s our best chance I would say given Pool do not have Salah or Mane available and likely TAA too.

Still expect their midfield to dominate but I am hopeful that Klopp’s disinterest in domestic cups will see them overlook it a bit.

MidwestGun

Yep ..I hope their focus is a little off. Klopp’s dust up with Arteta last time we played them though might make him put a little more emphasis on the match.. Klopp doesnt seem like the type to just forget these things

WengerEagle

Middy

Haha yeah Klopp definitely takes everything personally, heart on his sleeve kind of guy.

He hasn’t ever really taken domestic cups seriously but it is a SF and it is at Anfield so you would expect them to be right up for it.

Tonight really did feel like the end of an era for Juventus. Close to a decade of dominance but now Inter are truly the top dogs in Italy.

I for one am glad, never have liked Juve all the way back to the early 2000s. Was always an AC Milan guy myself.

Nigel Tufnel

Dissenters quote: “Nothing personal with Ben White who’s been decent overall but we needed two quality midfielders more than a “ball playing central defender”. Especially since we have a certain Saliba that did well on loan. We should have added the 15 million being offered for Xhaka to the 50 million we paid for Ben White to fix our midfield. We made some avoidable strategic blunders in team planning in the summer” This really does make sense because our midfield has been a known weakness since the beginning of last season. Imagine the team with a regularly starting Holding next… Read more »

WengerEagle

That is what a lot of us said Nigel Tufnel and you were hurling abuse at anyone questioning our spend.

Ben White is a good player and a terrific footballer for a defender but did we really need him more than a top CM or ST?

Raulishuss

i’ll buy white again for a billion if it means no regular game time for holding. Guy becomes extra average if he’s to mark someone who even looks like jogging.

WengerEagle

Raulishuss

Holding is shit granted but we had both Saliba and Mavropanos available there and we opted to send one out on loan and sell the other for peanuts.

Was just poor decisions all round there.

HerbsArmy

Central defence has been a problem area for years, apart from Sol Campbell and to a lesser extent Kolo Toure, Wenger was notoriously shockingly bad at finding anyone half decent.
As well as looking to invest in a robust, creative midfield unit and a prolific striker, it’s about time we sorted a quality Centre-back pairing, and by quality, I mean better than the Mertesacker-Koscielny combination, who were okay most of the time, but never great, and always had an error waiting to be exposed.

HerbsArmy

It was one of Wenger’s ex-Central Defenders, Johann Djourou, whose challenge on Jack Wilshere during the England – Swiss friendly in the summer of 2012, put Wilshere out for 18 months, which turned out to be a much bigger problem for Wilshere getting back to fitness and consequently only having a bit-part career.

IAT-Robbie

Seeing Djourou in defence terrified me back in the day. Those are not memories I would like to revisit. As someone who was a defender in his playing days, Wenger preferred spending more on midfielders. Interestingly, the exact opposite seems to be true for Arteta.

HerbsArmy

The damage he did to Wilshere must make Djourou Arsenal’s most expensive defender ever.

Nigel Tufnel

Wenger Eagle, The anger and abuse that Ramsdale and White took, because grovers thought they knew best, and had no vision, made me sick. If someone only said the balanced comment that dissenter just made, do you think I would go after them? Be real. Comments like, he’s too small, too lightweight, not even a good defender, no good in the air. He’ll get pushed around. On and on it went. It was mostly people saying he’s no good and Arteta is an idiot. The worst part is none of them saw him play. Neither did I, but now i… Read more »

Leedsgunner

Joorabchian really did the club over when he sold us David Luiz, Willian and Cedric Soares.

So what do I read?

Guess who represents Bruno Guimaraes? Joorabchian…

I think it’s a chase of holding one’s nose… but Guimaraes would be brilliant for us.

Leedsgunner

*case

Dark Hei

Mert-Kos matured into a great CB pairing.

IF we have something like that, we are top 4. So don’t shift them short.

Only reason why people think they ain’t great is because they didn’t play that long together. I think only 2-3 seasons.

Leedsgunner

I’m also loving the links with Youri Tielemanns. Forget Maddison, Tielemanns is Leicester’s best player.

He would be a fantastic addition if we wanted someone who was EPL ready… and age wise perfect so we don’t have the situation we have with the strikers at the moment.

Tony

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/arsenal-youri-tielemans-leicester-transfer-25929633

Just usual transfer chatter but this one had me smiling. I Youri would be an exceptional; buy for us, as I’ve always thought he has a higher ceiling than he can realise at LCFC.

I would be very happy if I we bought Tielemans.

HerbsArmy

Dark Hei

I respectfully disagree, neither were great individually, and I would say sometimes they were solid together, but this always tended to be against the weaker sides.
Arsenal conceded a lot of goals against our rivals with Mertesacker-Koscielny at the heart of defence.
They were part of Wenger’s flat-track bullies, who always flattered to deceive, looked great against lower sides, and when it was a no pressure game, when it really mattered in a litmus test, they and Arsenal crumbled far too often.
Your memory of them is far more generous than mine.

DivineSherlock

Youri Tielemans is a pipe dream guys , sorry to break it to you . He is driving up the Arsenal talk to get a good fat contract with Leicester , just like Vardy did.

Leedsgunner

Sadly, I think you’re probably right Divine.

Goobergooner

Bergkamp63.

I just read this comment (yes late as always):

“We are only half way through this rebuild, we still have around 18 players to ship out and replace with 13 new players including all but 1 of the players on loan.”

Are you high?!?!

Sid

Kos and Mert complimented each other, it helped the midfielders ahead were good at controlling the tempo of the game too.

Matt Hummels form without Per dipped, he was the glue that held any CB partnership together.

raptora

Speaking of Koscielny, I read this week that he is banished for good from Bordeaux’s team and stripped of his captaincy, supposedly due to poor form. Probably there’s more to it I’d guess.

Tony

I don’t think people here Divine really start to believe the rumors/clickbait, but just generally stay a y/n preference. At least I do.

Youri is one of those, ‘yes please if true’ which of course 90%+ are not.

Unoni

I’d want someone with better ball skills than tielemans. Someone who really runs the game from the middle with the sharpest of footballing brains, vision and technical quality. That clever midfielder has been replaced by the “beast” this site used to crow about. It’s all athletics in central midfield these days expect where it counts. Look at city, they have athletes there yes but they are littered with clever ball players and game readers in the middle of the pitch too.

Unoni

Except *

Unoni

I can’t help but feel that with AMN it’s personal. He never met Arteta down. In fact he marked out chelsea Liverpool and city at wing back to take us to 2 trophies min 6 months under Arteta.
But something must have pissed Arteta off. Maybe it was the “legs” comment he made in sky after participating in a carling cup win that irritated him. Because performance wise ainsely has been more consistent, wherever played than many of our starters

Unoni

I expect martinelli to go through another dry patch and to be banished to the bench again. Just have that feeling.
When he’s good he’s electric but he does seem to have those missing spells in him too. If he can get consistency into his game, especially with the ball at his feet and running at opponents, it will really give him the ability to decide his form, rather than relying on the creatives to bring him to life

Raulishuss

Kos is one of the most overrated player in our history. Dude had clown syndrome since day 1(sent off in his first match and his time with us was filled with high class blunder and red cards). Only difference btw him and xhaka is kos had pace to burn so he looked more pleasing in the eye. Per didnt play for almost a year, came back towards the end of the season and held rob holdings hand to repel champions chelsea to lift an fa cup. Now that’s a boss.

Raulishuss

We should strive for a competitive environment, that’s why arteta is still pleading poverty. We need our bench players to put as much pressure on the starting players as much as possible. As it is, it’s just ain’t happening yet but i’m sure we’ll get there, arteta looks like he doesn’t want people to settle for less.

Unoni

Raul

Our worst form always coincided with Koscielney being out. We went out of Europa twice due to him being injured.

Raulishuss

Unoni put it this way. How many world 33 x2 would kos had gotten into in his hey day?

Raulishuss

kos had too many error in him to be classed as a top cb. People ridiculed luiz and he was a far better player than kos imo plus the way he left i can never forgive that even tho val tried to bring up several rubbish excuses for him, it was just damn right disrespectful to the club.

Dark Hei

Well with regards to Kos and Mert, all I have say is that if Gabriel White is just as good, I will be pretty happy

And we will be looking at top 4.

Both of them are limited as individuals but as a partnership, they work very well.

I have sympathy for Kos. His career at Arsenal is book marked by Squid and Mustafi.

Unoni

RaulishussJanuary 13, 2022 08:12:56
Unoni put it this way. How many world 33 x2 would kos had gotten into in his hey day?

😂 😂
Only one man alive knows the answer to that question.

Unoni

Dark hei

Also, Wenger (as much a I loved him) used to create teams which left centre halves exposed to counters, isolated and unprotected. There were periods when we defended well but the system was geared towards attacking football and defence was rarely received enough focus and planning.
Many a defender lost their reputation under Wenger.

Unoni

Raul

I’d crawl over a thousand Luiz’ to get to one Koscielney.
David Luiz Was an abomination.

Samesong

Liverpool going for Allison in goal tonight. That’s a first!!!

I think they will be taking todays game very serious. Wish we did the same.

kjelli

How come Liverpools youngsters all seem ready for the first team, when introduced, while
arsenals youths are nowhere near premier league level, but hyped to the Skye by everyone ..? Why haven’t we sold Nketia ages
ago !!?

Domi B

Great post Pedro.

I agree, I was thinking about the same thing yesterday, how mikel has bad management of the part of squad which is not his first teamers. And they are needed/deserve respect and rotation is necessary. Here we talk about holding, chambers, pepe, even cedric, mari and nuno. He risks running his favourites to the ground while others are not played at all. And he really does act like he has very clear favourites.

Habesha Gooner

Youri Tielemans to Arsenal? And people think we can do better than him at CM???

He is a top player honestly. I don’t think we can get him. But if we did, I would be over the moon. He is an attacking CM that can pass well. He would add lots of dimensions to our game.

Samesong

Youri Tielemans to Arsenal?

Complete Midfielder would love him at Arsenal to be fair.

raptora

Don: “I’d crawl over a thousand Luiz’ to get to one Koscielney. David Luiz Was an abomination.” Total transfer fee: Luiz – £106m Koscielny – £17m. Team trophies: Luiz – 20 Kos – 5 Individual trophies: Luiz – 13 LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year: 2009–10, Premier League Player of the Month: March 2011, FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2012, FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014, FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2014, FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2013, FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2015, 2017, Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, PFA Team of the… Read more »

Dark Hei

Unomi

The system caters to the attack and not defense. I think the entire team spend their time drilling their passing systems.

That is likely Wenger’s decision. Perhaps he feels that this is time better well spent.

Peak Wenger ball never had an issue with a “bad defense”. It is the Wenger team that does not have a convincing attack, that is when you notice the bad defense.

raptora

Tielemans is what Guendouzi will be in a season from now.

Unoni

Habesha

I am a big fan of tielemans but yes very similar (for me) to Partey and Lakonga in his game.
I would prefer more of a technical leader in there than to keep adding to the profile we already have
I keep using the word variety and it may sound dull but the more feathers we have to our bow, the better.
I want someone in the mid file who can control the game in a way that cesc would. Through elite technical capability and footballing intelligence

Unoni

Rap

Guendouzi is destined for the could have should have scrap book

Unoni

Dark hei

In all of his 23 years at the club, the only time the attack was not top 4 capable was when he let sanchez go and replaced with auba

Dark Hei

raptora/Uno

Those are redudant comparisons.

They are both capable defenders given the right system suited for them.

Put them in the wrong setup and Kos runs into Chezzer while Luiz’s Brazil concedes 7 goals.

raptora

Don,
You mean he won’t become an excellent player in Arsenal, or at all in the future?

Matt B

Raulishuss: Kos over-rated — are you serious? I think Gabriel is the closest we’ve had to Kos and that’s a big compliment to the former. Both played on the front foot with aggressive quick challenges and both are fast.

Incidentally:
– Kos received 5 red cards in 255 PL appearances
– Gabriel has 2 red cards in 40 appearances

So your comparison is a bit off

Dark Hei

Uno

Sanchez was tanking by then. I think Wenger sensed that his own days are numbered and chased for the short term glory which clouded his judgement.

BTW, he didn’t even know Auba was coming in.

Another time the attack was blunt was the post Cesc era.

Unoni

Raptora

I dont think he will fulfil his promise at all. I’m not sure I ever saw the fuss with him. Best and today on the ball but never really excelled at any specific facet of a midfielder’s game.

raptora

Don: “In all of his 23 years at the club, the only time the attack was not top 4 capable was when he let sanchez go and replaced with auba”

Funny that we managed 74 and 73 goals in Wenger’s last season and Emery’s only full season and normally to be in top 4 you need to score around 70 goals. It’s only under Arteta that we somehow “lost” 20 goals per season somewhere.

Unoni

Dark hei Had Wenger given him the contract he ended up giving ozil and supplied a front man who could finish the big changes that Giroud (as much a I was a fan) missed with such alarming regularity, then I believe sanchez would have continued that form at arsenal. I’m no Wenger basher but I concede he made some fatal mistakes. The post cesc era still had rvp. When we sold rvp we still had great attacking potential, the 2013 season where Ramsey scored over 20 goals stands out, and then we signed sanchez who reinvigorated our attack. Regarding defenders… Read more »

David.D

I would love us to get to wembley and beat Chelsea…..again! 2017 and 2020 when we were very much the underdogs are one of the greatest days as a fan. The euphoria was amazing. No doubt if we can get past Liverpool Chelsea will want revenge badly. I couldnt bear losing to them. it would be horrible. Unbearable so i’m not going to be overly distraught IF we don’t get to the final. I really really hope we do but there IS definitely a mental block at anfield which we need to overcome. To have any chance we have to… Read more »

raptora

Don: ” never really excelled at any specific facet of a midfielder’s game”

That’s valid for Tielemans and I see a ton of people want him and brand him top class. It’s not that bad to be just solid at everything a midfielder does.

Unoni

Rap

Yes. I agree. I posted yesterday on how it Wenger had Balogun and martinelli then I’d trust at least one of the two would be getting regular game time now at no9, scoring goals and looking far more comfortable as the leading man than they do.
That I don’t feel Arteta is equipped (yet) to give confidence belief and support to a young striker so that they can step onto a field of seasoned pros and bloody their noses the way a young forward would under Wenger.

Unoni

Raptora

Name me one top class midfielder who was just ok at everything.
When you add in his obvious attitude issues then you have to ask yourself “does he bring enough to warrant persisting with?”
Not for me.
Petulant little shit he was
It was the talk of how he treated the staff at Colney which got me. Talking shit on the field is gamesmanship. Talking down to kit men and dinner ladies is symptomatic of a nasty young man

Samesong

Question is does Tielemans improve us?

raptora

Don: “Had Wenger given him the contract he ended up giving ozil”

You’re forgetting that Alexis fell of a cliff, similar to Auba really. Alexis already looked like a different player in the Confederations Cup in 2017 with Chile. Then playing for us, he was not the same and we all thought it’s because he’s throwing fits but it proved that he wasn’t top drawer in Manure and Inter.

We shouldn’t have renewed neither him or Ozil. Spent players who were no longer top class. Money down the drain.

Unoni

Rap Oh I get you. Emery used that attackto score goals Well, when Wenger let sanchez go he had laca for half a season and auba for half a season. Neither had beefed in fully and their team mates hadn’t got used to their game and playing styles yet. When emery came he had that benefit but also the fact that they outperformed xg to a heroic extent. The following season emery was found out and binned before Xmas leaving us in 11th place by the time Arteta came in and won the fa cup beating city and Chelsea in… Read more »

Chika

I like the profile of midfielders we’ve been linked with, Neves, Bruno G and now there are reports Edu initiated conversations with Tielemans’ agents weeks ago.

Unoni

Raptora

I disagree
I think sanchez would have continued his form had Wenger given him a class striker to play with and a better contract. His form tanked when he was looking for the new contract. He was never the sharpest tool apparently. Wenger instead threw his lot in with ozil and was gone in a year.

I can never prove a hypothesis like this but I do believe had we used the ozil money on sanchez we’d not have lost top 4 status

Chika

Dybala is in the final 6 months of his contract and has refused to extend. Who was it that predicted players leaving for free would be on the rise but was mocked?

TR7

Koss was a tremendous centre back. If anything he is underrated by many because of his mistakes in a few big games. In terms of sheer capability he was absolutely class.

Unoni

Chika

I would love Dybala at arsenal. So much potential. Another who would have run the league under Wenger

Unoni

Tr7 agree
He should have captained dance to the World Cup win
Total gem of a signing
Vermaelen could have been too. Such a capable defender
Was meant to have went dow with a Coke habit though.

raptora

Don, You know Guendouzi would have shaped differently under Wenger. He needs a father figure to guide him on the right path especially in the new times where some young players are millionaires by the age of 20. Even Emery had Guen in a good place. Arteta was the worst manager that Guen could have imagined – young and desperate to proof a point so the players take him seriously. It’s actually Guen who was the victim of Arteta not thinkiing twice on banishing him. Most managers wouldn’t throw away an incredibly highly rated young midfielder potential 50m player to… Read more »

Jamie

Over £1 billion spent on transfers-in during the last EPL summer transfer window alone, but yeah, Wenger was totally right about players moving on free transfers becoming the norm.

That’s why we’re ready to splash £60m + VAT + wages + agent’s fees + national insurance on a 21 year old striker who can move for free in 18 months, and also why Arsenal spent over £150m on new recruits in the summer

Story checks out.