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Arsenal

How many players will Arsenal sign in the summer?


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Viperized

Registered User
Wait...you expect to win every single game by 6 goals? :lol:
Not exactly.

I expect us to be ruthless infront of goal and win the game before half time, as opposed to paddling our foots for 85 minutes before we realise we only have five minutes to score a winner.
 

Bammers05

Registered User
We conceded a goal and didn't score for 20 minutes in the second half. WENGER OUT :willis:

It was a good win, but we shouldn't get too carried away, as it was against a truly awful Blackburn side. The team they had out today weren't good enough for the Premiership. They weren't good enough for the Championship. Hoilett, Pedersen and Olsson might be able to keep them afloat in League 1 :keanponder:

And there was not a single bin bag in the stadium :jim:
 

Sabatasso

Banned
Lol,okay man you are the next biggest spenders for the recent 7 years after chelsea and man city.

Happpy?

I was never unhappy, but you use a way of presenting a situation that is intentionally misleading. You're proving to be too biased to present any information that involve other clubs than Arsenal.

The two at the top, Chelsea and Man City, has individually used more money than Spurs and Liverpool (3rd and 4th) combined, so even saying that Spurs is third on the list without mentioning any details is extremely inaccurate. And "right behind" is about as close to a lie without being one as you'll ever find. I don't even think Manchester City qualifies for "right behind" Chelsea, because there are £40 million separating them. A little more than mere pocket lint, in other words.

Do you understand what I am saying?

PS. Do not forget that Arsenal spent some cash on a new stadium during this period. Stadiums aren't free. £390 million to be exact, and where does this put Arsenal on the list?

http://www.arsenal.com/emirates-stadium/emirates-stadium-history/frequently-asked-questions
 

ArtisanWenger

Registered User
Okay let me make it clear what i wanted to say without being biased by saying a fact:

Spurs are the biggest spenders of the past decade bar teams that a have a sugar daddy which are only 2: Chelsea and City.

So for the money you have spent you have just not got adequate results,you would have been better expanding your stadium too but filling it is another matter.

And about you initial point with bammers where you were suggesting(by retaliating that ''hey we cnt do that either,just say its city and chelsea plz'') that spurs were in more or less a same transfer policy as arenal is just a complete joke:

All the teams who have been in the premiership from the season we started our trophy-less run have spent more money than us,i have not checked it but i am pretty sure even though Man Utd sold Cristiano for 80m.
 

Sabatasso

Banned
And about you initial point with bammers where you were suggesting(by retaliating that ''hey we cnt do that either,just say its city and chelsea plz'') that spurs were in more or less a same transfer policy as arenal is just a complete joke:

So you're saying Spurs can buy 10 international super stars?
OK, so we know that your reasoning isn't on par, what else?

All the teams who have been in the premiership from the season we started our trophy-less run have spent more money than us,i have not checked it but i am pretty sure even though Man Utd sold Cristiano for 80m.

I've never denied the fact that Spurs spend money, but our current team is built on a foundation of players that has been a part of the club for quite some time with the exception of Van der Vaart, Adebayor and Parker. And I don't think we spent too much money acquiring the three mentioned either.

Spurs have spent £21 million on players since 2009, and I don't think that's an obscene amount of cash when you look at what Chelsea and City has spent in the same period. Arsenal has earned £54 millions on players in the same period, but look at where it has taken you...

And my initial point was not that Spurs did not spend at all, but we aren't comparable to the two sugardaddies at the top of the list, which you did your best to imply. Arsenal is more than capable of spending the same amount that Spurs does, and probably way more. I understand that it burns a little that Spurs are a better team at the moment, and plays a nicer football than Arsenal, but I've said it before, and I repeat that Arsenal has the best potential to get back in the race because they have the economy to do so, if they truly wish.

But I suspect that Arsenal is more than satisfied with running a profitable operation that gets into Champions League every year, and take eventual trophies as unexpected bonuses. It seems like they don't really care if the gap up to the top teams are huge, as long as they are at least number 4. It sure as hell looks that way at least, if you look at the way things been going the last five seasons. They just got a bit too naive before this season, and did not replace sold "merchandise" properly.

Manchester City has spent £300 million since 2009, that's £70 million more than Spurs has spent in a decade, and we're still "only" 8 points behind them so far. Chelsea has spent £160 million since 2009 and they're 7 points behind. As mentioned, Spurs spent £21 million since 2009, and I think we're doing a pretty fucking nice job the last few seasons, both on and off the pitch. And our spending is not obscene by any accounts. Arsenal are 9 points behind Spurs, but has played an extra match at the moment, and if you comfort yourself by saying that you've actually made money, then OK, but I prefer being near the top of the table in terms of points. Arsenals shareholders prefer to count cash instead, that's the kind of club you support. There are no glory in 4th places, as you gunners fans pointed out to the extreme when we got it a few years back.
 

Dundon's

W.G.P
What burns me about the Arsenal set up is that we've only been 3 world class players away from winning things again. Wengers signings are decent but always take time to bed and by the time they settle the prior generation gets raped and we're back to square one.

Again this season, 3-4 players away from greatness. Hazard should be ours but we'll loose him just like we lost out on Mata. Then we need to replace Song with a better player in that position, as good as he is the man doesn't dominate the big games. The other no brainer is another Striker who can get us goals, the defence and Goalkeeper are fine, when they're all back we'll have serious depth.
 

ArtisanWenger

Registered User
Do not worry,this season is still not over.

What burns me about the Arsenal set up is that we've only been 3 world class players away from winning things again. Wengers signings are decent but always take time to bed and by the time they settle the prior generation gets raped and we're back to square one.

Again this season, 3-4 players away from greatness. Hazard should be ours but we'll loose him just like we lost out on Mata. Then we need to replace Song with a better player in that position, as good as he is the man doesn't dominate the big games. The other no brainer is another Striker who can get us goals, the defence and Goalkeeper are fine, when they're all back we'll have serious depth.




We certainly would not be getting 3-4 world class players,the best we could have done was to keep Cesc and Nasri and added M'villa and Hazard.

But its too late now.

Now we need to clear dead wood like Bendtner,Chamakh,Squillaci.

Arshavin?!? If a miracle does not happen.

The add M'Vila,coquelin is very good and exactly the player you want dundons but he will need 2 more years so a quick fix.

Wenger will give park one more year even if you do not like it.

Miyachi,Walcott,Gervinho,oxalde chamberlain covers the wings.

I doubt he would even add in midfield with:

Ramsey,Fringpong,Song,Coquelin,Arteta,Wilshere and Rosicky.

WHat i would do is push walcott to centre forward as back up and see if he can be any better,get another winger(hazard) and m'villa...send fringpong on loan.

BTW how many players were we from greatness in 07-08?
 

Lörd TH

Registered User
Don't need to sell Song, he'll but used as back up when Wilshere comes back. I expect the middle 3 will be Wilshere/Ramsey/Arteta.
 

Bammers05

Registered User
I reckon it'll be Song/Wilshere/Ramsey with Arteta and Coquelin rotated in from time to time. This is all fantasy though, because there's no way all 5 of those will be fit at the same time.
 

Bammers05

Registered User
That depends on the player. Do you mean water carrier or defensive playmaker?

He's kind of a hybrid between the two. His job is to close down and provide a barrier in front of a defence, which he's alright-ish at, but he also tends to provide his fair share of quality through balls. Nevertheless, I wouldn't say he's our playmaker - that's more the role of Arteta/Wilshere/Ramsey.
 

Lörd TH

Registered User
I reckon it'll be Song/Wilshere/Ramsey with Arteta and Coquelin rotated in from time to time. This is all fantasy though, because there's no way all 5 of those will be fit at the same time.

Coquelin will probably drop to the reserves when Wilshere returns.
 

Dundon's

W.G.P
He's kind of a hybrid between the two. His job is to close down and provide a barrier in front of a defence, which he's alright-ish at, but he also tends to provide his fair share of quality through balls. Nevertheless, I wouldn't say he's our playmaker - that's more the role of Arteta/Wilshere/Ramsey.

Exactly, he's neither here nor there and tends to do none of the above when we're not switched on. I'd prefer the out and out ball winner that protects the back 4 if we're going to stick to this 5 across the middle business. Good auld fashion 4-4-2 is good too like but it seems like the trusted 2 in the middle doesn't work anymore in football for some reason.
 

Bammers05

Registered User
Coquelin will probably drop to the reserves when Wilshere returns.

The way I see it - Coquelin is Song's back-up. I don't think Arteta, Wilshere or Ramsey can really play that role. Arteta does, of course, drop back a lot, but he's more of a deep-lying playmaker and I don't think he could really do the defensive side of the job as well as Song does.
 
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