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Arsenal

How many players will Arsenal sign in the summer?


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Bish

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Arteta Song Wilshere. Rosicky should be next in line. Then Ramsey.

I agree with this. Ramsey has too much on his shoulders that he's just not ready for at this stage of his career. Rosicky is still disappointing in the final 3rd, compared to what he used to be like before his injuries, but he's found some acceleration from somewhere and has also provided some good defensive cover at times.

In a perfect world though I'd rather see a proper Fabregas replacement bought to play alongside Song and Wilshere. But that would cost more than 15m, and we just don't do that.
 

Cesc Fabregas

Registered User
I'd love to see Gourcuff or Gotze at Arsenal. Gotze would be too expensive, around 30-40m so with Wenger that's a no-go. Gourcuff is really good though and with the crappy form he's in for Lyon, we could get him for around 10-15m. Gourcuff, Podolski/Huntelaar, M'vila maybe and possibly Hazard and we'd be making some serious improvement. I'd also go for a back up right back in case Sagna gets injured because our only option then is to play players out of position, which obviously failed with Djourou.
 

Bammers05

Registered User
I'd also go for a back up right back in case Sagna gets injured because our only option then is to play players out of position, which obviously failed with Djourou.

Ahem



The major problem with buying all the players you suggested is not they're combined £70m+ transfer fees, but that they'd all ask for huge wages, given that their all big name players. If they were all to ask for say £90,000-a-week (if we're lucky), we'd end up paying about an extra £19m in wages every year (and they'd probably ask for more, or could, at least, get more elsewhere)...I don't want another 6% rise :crymore:

I think I would take 1 or 2 big name signings, just to liven the fans up a bit and add a bit more belief to the squad, but, aside from that, I'd rely on our scouting network and Arsene's eye for unearthing players for any more additions.
 

Joel

Administrator
Staff member
I agree with this. Ramsey has too much on his shoulders that he's just not ready for at this stage of his career. Rosicky is still disappointing in the final 3rd, compared to what he used to be like before his injuries, but he's found some acceleration from somewhere and has also provided some good defensive cover at times.

In a perfect world though I'd rather see a proper Fabregas replacement bought to play alongside Song and Wilshere. But that would cost more than 15m, and we just don't do that.

Yeah, from what I have seen, Rosicky has really found some form in the centre of midfield. Looks a lot more comfortable and confident then he did last year. Always was a talented player, the injuries has taken a lot from him, but he is still useful, imo.

I'd love to see Gourcuff or Gotze at Arsenal. Gotze would be too expensive, around 30-40m so with Wenger that's a no-go. Gourcuff is really good though and with the crappy form he's in for Lyon, we could get him for around 10-15m. Gourcuff, Podolski/Huntelaar, M'vila maybe and possibly Hazard and we'd be making some serious improvement. I'd also go for a back up right back in case Sagna gets injured because our only option then is to play players out of position, which obviously failed with Djourou.

Gotze seems a perfect fit for Arsenal. I don't see him leaving Dortmund anytime soon though. Unless someone offers a ridiculous price that the club can't reject and convinces him that leaving Dortmund will help the club.

Hazard is coming to Chelsea. If we get fourth.
 

Bish

Registered User
Ahem



The major problem with buying all the players you suggested is not they're combined £70m+ transfer fees, but that they'd all ask for huge wages, given that their all big name players. If they were all to ask for say £90,000-a-week (if we're lucky), we'd end up paying about an extra £19m in wages every year (and they'd probably ask for more, or could, at least, get more elsewhere)...I don't want another 6% rise :crymore:

I think I would take 1 or 2 big name signings, just to liven the fans up a bit and add a bit more belief to the squad, but, aside from that, I'd rely on our scouting network and Arsene's eye for unearthing players for any more additions.

We could help the wage bill by not offering so much to unproven youngsters and players who just aren't good enough (the reason why Almunia, Squillaci, Denilson, Bendtner all haven't been bought by anyone).

I agree it doesn't need to be a massive amount. Just a couple would make a big difference. Add that to a returning Wilshere, a more experienced Chamberlain and possibly a hidden gem in Campbell and the look of our squad at the start of next season could look good. But we HAVE to show some ambition and ruthlessness in the transfer market for a change.
 

Lörd TH

Registered User
I signed Gotze on Fifa 12 for £52m so it can happen! and I got Hazard for £25m.


(clearly I'm joking before anyone writes some witty response)
 

Bammers05

Registered User
Ramsey's been decent enough this season, in my opinion, but he has poor games from time to time and some people feel they need to find a scapegoat when we go through a poor run of form. Mertesacker's big, Koscielny's actually turned out to be quite good and Walcott's been scapegoated so much that it isn't cool anymore, so they went for Ramsey this time. In reality, when the team goes through a poor run of form, the blame usually lies collectively and it was the same in our recent run of poor form.
 

ArtisanWenger

Registered User
Where's all of the Ramsey criticism coming from?

Frankly man from his previous promise and early season (after our bad period) performances led us to expect a 20-21 year old fabregas who almost never loses a ball,continously opens games once or twice every game and added fluidity to our game + since he is ramsey actually add some steel.

But he has been inconsistent like some 35% of the time,has not improved his finishing and is not regularly creating chances and is providing no steel either though wenger has been trying to accelerate his development just like he did with fabregas by playing him EVERY GAME but the difference is fabregas performed well but he isnt so he shld occasionally be benched for rosicky or arteta if/after wilshere is back.
 

Bish

Registered User
Wenger quote from a recent interview:

"Imperative that Arsenal make a profit of between £15-20m at the start of every season".

Better be talking about general profit and not in terms of player sales.
 

Ali

It is happening again
Do you chaps think The Ox will be ready for the England squad for the Euros? I've seen a few comments that suggest he should be picked, but would it just be another wasted call up, just like Walcott a few years back?
 

Bish

Registered User
It would be slightly different to the Walcott call up in 2006 as Ox has actually played in our 1st team a decent amount.

I'm not sure. He scored on his CL debut, was our best player on his league debut against the champions, so seems like he doesn't get fazed on big occasions. Maybe take him as a sub but I think World Cup 2014 could be his time.
 

Lörd TH

Registered User
Rumour has it Park Chu Youngs agent came out and said unless he plays more games then he'll be leaving in the summer.

Don't blame him really, bit of an odd signing and Wenger hasn't used him near enough. He is the South Korea captain after all! I'm shocked Wenger picks Chamakha over him.
 

Sho

Marco
Do you chaps think The Ox will be ready for the England squad for the Euros? I've seen a few comments that suggest he should be picked, but would it just be another wasted call up, just like Walcott a few years back?

I wouldn't rush him just yet. Yes, World cup 2014 sounds right.
 

Bammers05

Registered User
Rumour has it Park Chu Youngs agent came out and said unless he plays more games then he'll be leaving in the summer.

Don't blame him really, bit of an odd signing and Wenger hasn't used him near enough. He is the South Korea captain after all! I'm shocked Wenger picks Chamakha over him.

From the little I've seen of him, the worrying thing with Park is that he just doesn't seem in-sync with the rest of the team, when he plays. In addition, his first touch seems very heavy and if you're gonna play as the lone striker in a Premier League, your first touch needs to be pretty good, as you barely have any time on the ball, before you're closed down. At least, with Chamakh, he's decent at holding the ball up and bringing others into play - even if he is somewhat lacking in the goalscoring department.

EDIT: Frimpong's suffered an anterior cruciate knee injury :( It's the same injury he got last year, but to the different leg, so his loan spell at Wolves is over.
 

Joel

Administrator
Staff member
From the little I've seen of him, the worrying thing with Park is that he just doesn't seem in-sync with the rest of the team, when he plays. In addition, his first touch seems very heavy and if you're gonna play as the lone striker in a Premier League, your first touch needs to be pretty good, as you barely have any time on the ball, before you're closed down. At least, with Chamakh, he's decent at holding the ball up and bringing others into play - even if he is somewhat lacking in the goalscoring department.

Well Bammers, he's just moved to a new league, barely gets a chance to play and on top of all that, he has a bum in Chamakh infront of him.
 

Bammers05

Registered User
True. I didn't expect him to fit in straight away, but I'm just looking for reasons why he's not playing now, having been here six months. Even if he hasn't been playing, he has been training with us for six months, so he should, at least, be in-tune with his team-mates and I wouldn't think a player's first-touch would be altered too much by which league he's playing in (although confidence does play a part in that, which isn't helped by the fact he's not playing).
 
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