“Deja vu” for Arsenal fans! We have heard this before Wenger.

Posted: August 11, 2009 by arsenalaction in Uncategorized
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Arsenal fans must feel like they have lived this summer over and over again.

I feel that we have been here and seen this before.

Wenger has said at the end of each of the last 4 seasons that his priority would be to “keep the squad together”

That never seems to be the case and we never seem to replace the players who have moved on.

And then Wenger comes out and says the same thing “I have trust in this squad, We dont need to sign as the players coming back from injury will be like new signings”…Etc

With only 4 days till the start of the new season, we again have seen a repeat of this.

All summer we have been linked with a host of players, Wenger comes out and gives a half hearted comment that gives us hope and then we are all let down.

Wenger has the money this summer to spend on new players after cashing in on Adebayor & Toure. So what is he waiting for?  The new players should have been brought into the squad a long time ago so they could have time to gel and play a few friendly’s and adjust to life at the club?

So whats the problem?

Well, i fear that Wenger and Arsenal are trying to do the same thing we always do…Trying to get players on the cheap and are waiting till the very last minute.

Remember the transfer of Arshavin that went through at the very last minute on deadline day?

The only problem in playing that game is that another club could come in and pay the asking price and then you miss out and with the deadline you don’t have the time to go after a different player.

Lets look at Liverpool and the way they do things compared to us.

They sell a player in Alonso and 48hrs later they have signed a replacement in Aquilani.

Now lets look at us, we sold Diarra, Flamini and Gilberto last year, Whats taken so long in finding a replacement?

I said at the end of last season that it was going to be a big summer for Wenger and he needed to address the problems, and so far he has not. If anything we are weaker then we were at this stage last season.

And look what happened last season we got off to a terrible start and were out of the league by Dec, Only the signing of Arshavin in Feb saved our season from being a complete disaster.

People might say we came so close, and this team has great potential! But how much longer are we going to here that?

How many of you can hand on heart say we are going to win the league this year? Or even finish in the top 3?

Peter Hill Wood came out last week and said that coming 4th was like winning a prize? What is he on about? If he thinks that’s good enough for a club like Arsenal then he should step down and allow a new owner to move this club forward with major investment.

Players like Cesc,Van Persie and Arshavin need to achieve things or they are going to want to leave.

I fear that this season is going to be the worst ever under Wenger. Lets be honest if Villa didn’t flop towards the end of last season we would have finished 5th. This season we have Man City to deal with plus a host of other clubs have improved.

How can Wenger say that he is happy with this squad and we have a chance of winning everything? And how can the fans be fooled with the same lines over and over again.

I love my team, and will support them till the end.

But I’m a frustrated gooner who wants to see investment and i fear for the future of the club as i have seen this time and time again.



  1. Tom the gooner says:

    Good post mate.

    Agree with you

  2. jay z says:

    same old shit,gonna be out of everything by september then we will see who’s right then

  3. moose says:

    I agree with you 100%, it doesnt take a genius to say what we need, yet dont buy it and go in the season wit almost the same team u had last year, while losing 2 that were sold. I think its time wenger might have dug himself into a hole if it doesnt work out.

  4. Djal says:

    I don’t agree. Arsenal are just fine, we will be awesome this season.

  5. Djofils says:

    Goood post but i dont think we will need players like aquilani in our squad. Song and Denilson are way better than him. But if anything we need better players than we already have. If there are available then wenger might goo for them provided the price is right. Dont think buying players for the sake of buying will enhance the team.

  6. R-Sen says:

    The question is, who do you want Arsenal to sign? Which players are available at the positions that could strengthen Arsenal? Is the squad really that weak? Arsene has gotten rid of players we didn’t need and a lot of the youngsters (Ramsey, Wilshere, Gibbs, Vela) will be a year older. Cheer up dude, get behind the team!!!

  7. lestermadden says:

    fully agree.
    I don’t believe with buying for the sake of buying. But we are still 2 players short of being a fantastic team

  8. Greensborogooner says:

    Great post mate. I honestly think that some thing is fundamentally wrong with AW and the Arsenal board, because I have never seen a club out of tune with its fans as in arsenal. They say one thing and do a different thing. At the end of last season, promises of overhauling this team before season opener were made, and listening to AW talk about not nearer to completing any new signing before season opener is like a stab on the back. This team is considerably weaker than the team that struggled to finish 4th last season, and to think that AW said we are a year older is rubish because it was only a few months from last season, and these players have not magically gained tons of experience while vacationing in the off season. Why this man can pretend to be alpha and omega at arsenal beats me. Arsene doesn’t always know, as a matter of fact, he’s the biggest problem we have at the moment, his team is a couple of players from being title challengers, but his stupid ego won’t allow him to buy the needed players. This man is on a personal crusade of ‘I told you so’and he’s dragging the whole club down with him.

  9. nibbs says:

    Really Spurs have improved?

    Do tell.

    Villa have improved?

    Lost Barry, Laursen and added whom?

    Everton have improed?

    Do tell oh wise one.

    Man Utd have improved?


    They lost the best player in damn world and Tevez, added Owen, Valencia and Obertan but….they have improved….

    Liverpool have improved??

    Lost their best LB in Arebloa and their best CM in Alonso, added a RB in Johnson and Tomas Rosicky long lost brother Aqualani but…they have improved.

    Arsenal need reinforcements, no doubt but if you’re going to write a blog add some real insight and not rubbish that can’t be backed up with facts.

  10. guns says:

    Arsenal has totally lost its ambition to be the best football club. Focusing on 4th place again and CL playoff and SURVIVAL. Can you say honestly that this team right now can compete with the likes of Barcelona??? This team may have abundant of young potentials – no doubt at all – BUT crucially lacking in EXPERIENCE. Wenger knows???

  11. neville says:

    100% agree with you.if. the team we have is not strong enough to win things…we have to invest a.s.a.p . Once again its over before it started….he did bid for melo so he must know that we have problems….I never thourght I would say this but if no silver at the end of season a.w..must step down or be pushed out

  12. ray gooner says:

    i totally agree with your opinion mate..come on bring some new face or we will lose some other plyr..we need new face in our team..come on!!

  13. peter mac says:

    Good Post Mate. Totally agree, Wenger is in to make money for the greedy B of D. We used to aim to win the league, now we aim for 4th. It stinks!!

  14. Sian says:

    One thing I like about us Arsenal fan is we never doubt but this year Wenger really dissapionted me with how he have done with the transfer so far. He must get Hangeland, Mathuidi or Viera, Chamakh for bench.

  15. paul says:

    Its a disgrace it is i dont think i support Arsenal anymore for the simple reason Wenger has lied to us time and time again

    Me and Arsenal R.I.P

  16. G1GAHURTZ says:

    Stop whinging like a big girl!

    Nothing’s going to change.

    The board would never sack Wenger, even after a 5th or 6th place finish.

    Wenger would never leave, even for Barcelona.

    Make the best of it. Stop being negative. No players are coming in, and that’s about the end of that.

    People, including me, have been saying that any signings after Vermaelen looked unlikely, but people like you keep falling for the ridiculous tabloid hype.

    If you start being a bit more realistic and predicting Wengers actions based on his past actions, you won’t be so disappointed when the season starts with the likes of Denilson, Bendtner and Song as automatic starters.

    The team needs new players. I know it, you know, we all know it, but Arsene refuses. That’s the way it is, so stop whinging, whining and crying and accept it.

    You’ll save yourself a lot of unnecessary stress if you do!

  17. browny says:

    Nibbs. Good point about the other sides not being stronger. I think Chelsea will be strong over the whole season, and whoever finishes above them will win the league.

    As you have shown particularly with Utd and Liverpool we are much closer to them than most believe and that is why it is more imperative than ever to get the couple of players we need. The team that wins the EPL often does so in a season when everything comes together for them while the main rivals are coming up just slightly short, which is why we must go for it now as in another year they could be up to full speed again.

    I think we are a big, and if possible, quick defender, and a DM away from a title winning squad. If Hangeland and players like Melo don’t come off or are over-inflated at the moment I even think we could do it with cheaper options, especially ones that are EPL ready. If we play the 4-3-3 the DM is a deeper lying anchor role player to break up play and really doesn’t have to be technically wonderful. We could get anyone like Scott Parker or his equivalent to job share this role with Song and have 2 more technical playmakers, (Fab, Rosicky, Nasri), playing off from them. For a cheaper CB option what is wrong with Distin who is big quick and EPL ready.

  18. Paul the gooner says:

    Totally agree, my fear though is that if we finish outside of the top four, Wenger will leave along with Fabregas. also bring back David Dein along with his Russian mates billions.

  19. shaz says:

    I agree with you to up to this point in time. but I do feel wenger will sign at least 2 other players by the close of the transfer window. I also believe that is the final season of wenger and his experiments. He has this season to prove us wrong or we should stop coming to games and stop buying jerseys. I hope he does prove us wrong though.

  20. Stynet says:

    Yes we’ve heard the same infantile drivel from other bloggers before who don’t seem to be able to see beyond the level of fantsy football.

    The reason why you don’t think we replace the players who leave is because Wenger most of the time already have the replacement in place by the time he sells a player. Typically bought on the cheap a season or two earlier and then eased into the team. You bemoan the loss of Toure and Ade but the were actually both perfect examples of this strategy.

  21. 7masters says:

    Yes he is playing with people emotion and to be honest it hard to have any hope when he has continued to lie on behalf of board. One thing Wenger should do is to just be a football manager and forget about board politics as none of them could hurt or fire him as long as he is doing his job, Just stick to football and try to reinforce the team full stop.

  22. GoonaBosco says:

    I’m inclined to take sides with almost every point that has been raised about AW’s stubborness derailing our season even before it has started.Firstly,to think that Mikel Silvestre is anything other than a geriatric has -been would be folly of the highest order,able deputy at centre back?.please spare me!!.Point is we have, since Big Sol left,needed a burly,no-nonsense stopper who can attack the aeriel balls and not allow the likes of Drogba to out-muscle them,It is crystal clear to all and sundry as well that we do not need PV4 back,but someone in his mould to add some steel to the midfield and allowCF4 to flourish.Given these imperative necessities,Hangelaand and Matuidi will be absolutely vital to our chances of sucess and perhaps surprise a few.Failure to do so and the blame should be placed firmly at AW’s door…Who to be ……….GOONER.

  23. brdgunner says:

    Yes but Liverpool are being highly irresponsible. They are in huge debt, and instead of trying to repay it when they get some money they buy more players.

    They have a wage bill around 15m less than ours, but a revenue of over 100m less than ours.

    I would rather do things our way than there’s.

    Keep up the good work Arsene, when your gone and the club reap the benefits of your work, I wonder how many will admit to asking for his head.


  24. King Richard says:

    Yes let’s look at Liverpool compared to us!! Up to their eyeballs in toxic debt, without a new stadium!! Haven’t won anything since 2005/6. How long before Benny’s head is on the block?

  25. ddj says:

    Very good blog Sir.

    It is nice to a see a negative blog with a big of logic thrown in too. It has changed my opinion a bit seeing the points made in this way.

    Likewise, I would ask you to take a step back, because as always, we have lost players, but still have a great young team. If any other club had a squad like ours, the media would be raving.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, it would be fantastic to be right at the top every season, and it is frustrating to see us suck money in and piss out kids, but that money is going somewhere, clearing debts, into future transfer kitties, or just for a rainy day, who knows, but it is there for our future, our bright future.

    At the end of the day, whilst it seems clear we are 2 players from a top, top, side, if Wenger buys, we will be expected to win. It is easy to spot our shortcomings, but to spot a solution that will actually work in practice, I think is not so easy. In my opinion, a lot of the names and figures being thrown around have been pretty silly and would not actually help us. We need top drawer players, and top drawer players that are available are being priced out of the market. I believe we sometimes forget how much we actually have, and given time, Wenger will do what he does, and fart out more superstars.

  26. gunner1 says:

    i bet wenger will sign chamakh and a defender before the transfer window, because he did say if sendoros goes another defender comes in!

  27. Lebanese Arsenal Fan says:

    I agree with what u wrote , in fact Arsenal need 3 players and not 1 or 2 we need a defender , a midfielder and a striker , We must move quickly to sign players as Hangeland , Veloso and a good striker as Dzeko , Demba Ba or Hulk fropm Porto , chamakh is not all an ideal replacement for the greebayor , we cant buy a player who scored 47 goal from 193 game with his team in 7 years. We need a real striker we lost on Huntelaar and that’s whas a big mistake from Wenger . chamakh is not better than The strikers that we have so when a team must buy he must buy players than he has and not contrary

  28. pauly herszaft says:

    we can only spend the cash if we go through against celtic , that is why he is waiting , if we go out there is no money left , sorry but that is where the club is at the moment , all very ugly and all very sad

  29. Murt says:

    Wow this site is optimistic……………. If this is what your like now I’d hate to see what you’d be like if we were relegated. You’d probably go hang yourselves…… I mean if a team with van persie fabregas arshavin clichy sagna rosicky eduardo and nasri in it aren’t good enough to win something then wtf is?

  30. Jimmy says:

    Haha you’re jealous of liverpool and the “way they do things”. Remind me the last time they won the title please?

  31. James says:

    Fabregas will the next out the door. Why do you think Wenger bought Ramsey? It’s becoming clear that the long term plan is to make a lot of money every summer through player sales while Wenger tries to fob the fans off with lie after lie after lie about buying players. When Arsenal win nothing, young players will not complain because they are young, but the older ones get fed up and leave, so Wenger can save a bit more on wages. This has been going on for four years, but this season will see the end of it as it becomes clear as day what the club is up to and fans start to demand change. Last season we saw a lot of restlessness at the Emirates, you can multiply that by 5 if Arsenal have another shitty season scrapping for fourth place.

  32. clockendjim says:

    I agree with the basic sentiment of the article except that I feel it is just a tad too pessimistic and I feel we will do as well if not better than last year.
    However finishing 4th should not be our target every year. The opportunity has never been better in recent years to actually win the PL. All three teams above us are weaker this season and there for the taking.
    The frustration that everyone feels is that it is so obvious to all Gooners where our team needs strengthening and with £40m of Man City cash in the bank there is no excuse to not do the right thing.
    If Wenger just secured Hangeland it would send out the right signals to opponents and the fans alike that we will not be pushovers this season. Can he and the board not see they are playing with fire. Another season like the last one and it will all come tumbling down.
    I am a Silver Member but had to get onto the website the day the tickets went on sale to be sure of securing a ticket when we first moved to the Emirates. Go and look now and a week later seats are available in nearly every block for the Portsmouth match – the warning signs are there

  33. shani says:

    A very very rock solid post which wenger must read… wenger must buy cf,cdm,cb or otherwise europa league wl b w8ing 4 us., gunners 4 eva…

  34. Anon says:

    Time for the french muppet to be sacked along with Mr clueless Hillwood.

    • Merse-10 says:

      You’re the only muppett. Simples.

      Whether you have faith in Arsene or not at least show some f*cking respect for the miracles he has worked for the club.

  35. Liquorice says:

    Paul, Its sad when a stauch gooner like yourself leaves the fold. Im sure we will all shed a tear for you up at Goodison next week, I think the Chavs still have season tickets available, or if you dont fancy the extra travelling you could always wander up the Seven Sisters Road. Anyway Greek Gooner or is that Greek ( I want it all now or I’ll stamp my foot till I get it) Gooner. I’ll address your last point. “INVESTMENT” Wenger has been investing in this club since 97. Do you really believe any other manager in the world could have delivered 3 Premier League titles (2 of which were doubles) 4 FA Cups( yep real trophies) a Champions League final, UEFA cup final, Champions League football for the last 10 years, a state of the art training facility, 60,000 stadium which in my opinion( and i’ve seen a few) is the best stadium in the country and you can include the new Wembley in that. Finally some of the most breathtaking football it has been my pleasure to experience in my 30 year love affair with the Arse. In 98 Wenger went on record saying he wanted to develope the club from within regarding player resources. At the time he said that it would be a 10 year plan. So just at the very point that we have top quality young players on the fringes of the first team, players who have effectively spent the whole of their footballing education from the age of 8 playing Wengerball you want to chuck it all in the bin and spunk 40mill on a couple of ego’s, never been Wenger’s way. Never will. Add in the fact that the transfer window dosen’t close for another 3 weeks, the fact he basically stole Arshavin last January(which wouln’t have happened mid way through the window), and the season hasnt even kicked off yet!!! you really should get out more.



  37. perrygrovesworld says:

    Wenger is looking beyond 4th! Vermaelan was bought before Toure left and Arshavin was bought long before Ade was sold but believe me he was bought because of the problems Ade was creating so chill on that one. We have top offensive players and maybe we need another at the back or another DM instead of Chamakh but this team are going to surprise the doubters this year including you and all the other Fantasy football managers. Perhaps Arsenal should let fans watch training sessions like they do in Italy and we could all see what the players are like outside games because they do develop well in preseason and discuss the previous one in detail. Wenger will buy at the end of the close season if he needs to. I watched a lot of the reserve games last year and we have some amazing youngsters coming in to add depth; not as glamorous as a big signing perhaps but depth nonetheless. Have you forgotten last season’s Carling Cup teams?

  38. PIstol Pete says:

    If we end up as 5th or below (AND WE WILL, mark my words), Fab will leave so will Gallas, Andrey(maybe), RVP will regret he signed a new contract and try to find a way out, Wenger, Hill-Wood and Gazidis should be fired by he board.
    Wenger has a a total lack of respect towards the supporters.
    He’s said “We always listen to what the supportes say”. What a load of SH%^&! Every year the same story, “I believe in the squad, Our squad is strong enough>\” How many times did our defence fail during set pieces? We have a midget defence! Just ask Delap and Hangeland!
    We’re about to become the laughing stock of PL and the Man City farmer team!

  39. I blame you,the arsenal fans(in England).
    You should through the bad people that ruing our club.
    People like-Hilwood and Fizman,just don’t care about the club on the field,and in the last few years-of the field.
    Arsenal are the only club in the world that a bunch of people taking a club down, year in year out ,and the fans keep on buying tickets(the most expensive ones in the world of football)!!!
    You should boycott the arsenal games,our money wouldn’t benefit the squad anyway.
    The people in the board knows that if they wouldn’t give Wenger money to buy new players,the team will fail,and they are doing so year after year,for this is a behavior of brutal people who doesn’t give a demn,about us the fans,and the club.
    They MUST GO,if not,we should give them the slight push(in a civil,and legal way of course).

  40. perrygrovesworld says:

    yawn i go away for 5 minutes and more saddos add comments ok listen up kids this has just come on the wires…

    Real Madrid midfielder Rafael Van de Vaart is set to leave the Bernabeu this summer, after being told he is not in new coach Manuel Pellegrini’s plans. I bet Arsene knew about this before now knowing his relationship with Madrid. Us football fans only know the tip of it and the scouts know the real deal. So watch and learn……

    • zigzag says:

      couldn’t agree more mate. sick of those whinging bastards who call themselves Arsenal fans. all blogs are jammed with that effing lot. why don’t they go and support Citeh, then they have their transfer galore or support Manure and you have your trofies and a Manager to sack. If that lot can’t understand modern football and don’t appreciate how unique our club and manager are they should at least keep quiet and stop disrespecting the good people that work for the club.
      So, go away. You will come flooding back when we lift the silverware again and despite all this negative drivel it could be as soon as this coming season, oh yes!

  41. Iluvafc says:

    It’s the damn boardroom/ player/ media politics that AW has to tinker which at times make him sound deluded/ senile/ hypocritical. Do you think he sees not the same trash on the pitch we fellow gooners see? Of course he does. But put yourself in his shoes. Do you think he’s gonna just walk up to the likes of Diaby, Denilson etc & say- “look son, you’re shit. You need to go.” what kind of impression would that leave on the other toddlers at the club?
    AW goes about things differently from other managers. He is a man of Faith. Whereas lesser men would grab the hose at the sight of fire, our gaffer would look to the sky for signs of rain.
    We love our club so much that it hurts. But don’t take it out on Wenger, it’s the incompetent Board & players that deserve our anger.
    Or if you must, blame it on the rain.

  42. Mike says:

    Bearing in mind what Arsene Wenger has to contend with every time the transfer window opens and comments from supposed fans I think he does a great job. Arsenal have one of the best stadiums in the country which once we’ve paid off will enable us to be a bit more fluent in our transfers funds. They have done that without putting the club in financial jeopardy nothing the other 3 teams could have done. But what angers me most is that regardless of the trophies there were times last season where Arsenal played football so beautiful, so clinical and with such skill that anyone who cannot hope to see that again would question Arsene Wengers tactical decisions. Our problem is lack of consistency bought about, not by not having big names but by injuries and inexperience. Should we not suffer that same fate this year we will win more than one piece of silware im sure.

  43. Sukhy says:

    Good Post. You are ON THE BALL!!!!!
    Why dont all Gooners feel the same? Am sick of reading posts supporting Arse-n Wenger. If I was him I would have gone to Real Madrid as the Arse-nal board are Pi$$ Poor Pass!

  44. danish gooner says:

    Ohh no,please dont complain, Arsene Knows.

  45. pauly herszaft says:

    4 years ago we used to discuss about winning the league , now its about holding onto 4th place , we have as supporters ourselves to blame for putting up with 2nd best , wenger will be happy with 4th and breaking even , as an accoutant he is right , as a manager of a great club he is very wrong

  46. Steven says:

    Already fans are paying the most expensive tickets. Fans expect the gunners to challenge and win trophies and not compete in the cl and get whacked in the qf/sf.So in this case PHW is from the jurassic age.
    I think he would do well to retire and enjoy his time.
    If nothing is done to get the new players thereby giving them time to jel and AW continues to ask for patience,that’s it.Arsenal only want to buy players on the cheap and not indulge in finanacial doping.
    Don’t get me wrong. If the gunners fail to qualify foor the cl what makes AW think they can do so the next season.
    He has made blunders since 2005 by refusing to strengthen the team.He wants attacking soccer when he failed to shore up the defence.At any other club he could have been axed.I personally believe that no one ,not even the red faced cunt is indispensable.
    If AW fails to get the gunners firing I’ve a sneaky feeling that next summer would be interesting.

  47. paul says:

    For christ sake people would you listen to yourselfs we havent won any silverware in over four seasons Wenger is living in cloud cuckoo land going on with the same bullshit every season we are now entering five seasons without a trophy even Spurs have been to wembly twice in the last two seasons.

  48. Merse-10 says:

    It’s pretty simple really. We have a pot of money that Arsene has to use for new signings and for new contracts. We have secured a number of players on new long term deals – that takes some of the money out of the pot.

    We sold Hleb and replaced him with Nasri. We lost Flamini for no fee. Toure was sold, Vermaelen has come in. Adebayor has gone and Asharvin was signed. That balances it out. Whether you like it or not that is how we have to operate.

    Man Utd haven’t spent money and are weaker than last season. Chelsea haven’t spent any money and are no better than last season. Liverpool haven’t spent any moeny and are worse off than last season. Geln Johnson coming in with Alonso going out makes them weaker make no mistake and the same with Aquilani – he’s no patch on Alonso.

    Arsene will sign a player when the right player is there at the right price. We have very limited funds. Why pay £10m for a player who will be availale to sign for free in Jan?

    Our squad is strong and i don’t see the sale of Adebayor (appaling for 18 months) and Toure (2 or 3 good games in 2 seasons) makes us weaker.
    Eduardo’s back, Nic will get goals, VP gets goals, Asharvin gts goals.

    I’m pretty fed up with all the negativity towards Arsene and the club. There is 3 weeks until the window closes, if Arsene sees fit to get someone on our budget then fine and if he doesn’t find anyone then that’s fine too.

    Van Persie/Eduardo/Bendtner

    What is wrong with that?!

  49. Marce07 says:

    I agree with this article, and find no merit on the post by those who believe that you are wrong.

    “We should believe!”, “You will see!” etc. are based on very poor arguments:

    – We are more experienced now: oohh suure 3 months made an amazing difference on the same team that suffered big against ManU or Chelsea.

    – We have Rosicky and Eduardo: Edu may be… Rosicky? For how long and starting when? and heeey we lost Adebayor in the process

    – Other teams are shorter than last season too: May be Villa, and ManU and the last one was so superior against us on Champions that may be we still have to kill Rooney and Ferdinand to get close (and please do not talk about that stupid 0-0 of a season that was already over and they were thinking on Champions Final), Liverpool could miss Xabi Alonso but they bought a good replacement, Chelsea is a stronger team, ManCity is stronger, etc.

    Is exactly the same plot of last few season… and the chances of getting the same results or worst are high.

  50. Marce07 says:

    Merse 1o, a good and positive analysis BUT:
    – Adebayor and Arshavin were available at the same time for months last season, and we didn’t make great, did we?? A tie with Liverpool at Anfield the only good result against good teams. So I don’t see how Arshavin is Adebayor replacement
    – And on your amazing line up: Rosicky / Nasri / Vela? Well mate only Vela is available for at least 6 weeks.
    – Fabregas / Denilson: please do not put THAT name close to Fabregas…
    – Song / Ramsey / Diaby: ok, I’m afraid actually is Song /Denilson / Diaby… and even when I believe Song has an amazing future, he is too young and Denilson, Ramsey and Diaby are a very poor back up for such important position on field.

    A lot of WRONG in my opinion.

  51. Anon says:

    danish gooner the only thing Arsene knows is how to rip the heart out of our club.

  52. wenger is a dickhead says:

    y does every 1 love wenger he lies he is arrogant and doesnt like being told what to do also the board need 2 sort themselve out money hungry cunts go 2 man city if u want doller , bendtner is shit and u know it denilson is a back up player wether u like him or not diaby may as well leave randall and a few of the kids are not cut out 2 play 4 this club gibbs back up yes traore just sell him, senderos is better than silvest (potato head) so why keep that man u reject fabianski is not that good either , arsene wenger needs 2 fucking wake up and bring in 2 quality players maybe not definite starters but because of injuries and u cant expect kids 2 play 50 matches can u no 1 else would put up with these losers who cant finish which is the aim in football score goals not pass the ball round and round and fucking round they need direct players and goalscorers and obviously the most important thing a good solid defender 2 partner verm and gallas if he is actually fit 2 play pmsl i know the window is still open but whats 2 say chamack etc join other clubs then where are the SUPPOSED TARGETS THEN EY WENGER U SKINNY RUNT……………. PS CHELSEA R FUCKING SCUM CHEATING BUNCH OF FAGGOTS DROG WIG EAT SHIT BALLACK DIRTY GERMAN SHIT FACE AND THE BIGGEST GAY BOI ASHLEY COLE Y COVER UP BY BEIN MARRIED 2 CHERYL SHE IS FIT U R A FAG SO GO 2 SOHO PUFF ….. ARSHAVIN FABREGAS SAGNA CLICHY ALMUNIA RVP VELA WALCOTT GALLAS VERMAELEN DJOROU SONG DENILSON EBOUE SENDEROS WILSHERE NASRI ROSICKY EDUARDO RAMSEY EVEN DIABY? SHOULD BE THERE THEY DESERVE 2 PLAY 4 THE GUNNERS OBVIOUS BENDTNER NOT GOOD AND SILVEST SHOULDNT HAVE EVEN BEEN SIGNED HE IS LIKE CYGAN A BOLD SHIT FUCKING SLOW SNAIL FRENCH AS WELL HA HA DICKHEAD , IF THEY LOSE 2 CELTIC WELL THEN PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THERE MINDS ON THIS SO CALLED “PROFFESSOR “

  53. IRISHGOONER says:

    Yep I agree. Im sick Hillwood! He came out last week and said that we wont be paying over the odds for anyone. So what IS going to happen to the money that came from Toure and Adebayor? Its clear as water that need some new faces in there to give the team some muscle and leadership. every that has won things for the last 10 years has had a strong physical team that can play football. We are currently a team that can play football but cant physically cope with the likes of chelski, scumchester utd and even liverpool.

  54. moose says:

    I guess we all have to wait until the new season concerning if we will do good or not. I tend to think its gonna be a season of struggle.

  55. rg says:

    For me it all comes down to whether Djourou & Denilson & Song are good enough or not. AW thinks they are, I’m hoping they’ll prove to be but deep down seriously doubt it.
    I don’t think he should buy Chamkh, I would rather see him give Vela more of a go.
    I really think he should have got another CB as he let Toure go and a DM as we were not good enough in that area last season.
    If we’re all but out of the league by November AW’s decision to trust the likes of Song & Denilson to adequately shield the back4 is going to seriously backfire on him. The Emirates will not be a happy place.
    Still, I am going to try concentrate on enjoying watching 2 world class players, Cesc & Andrey, play for us this season, I have a feeling it will be their last.

  56. gunner90 says:

    The squad is too small to cope with another season. Already, Nastri is out for some time, Rosicky has a hamstring problem ( which means it will get worse with his record of injuries) and now Djourou ( the only CB that is over 6ft in the team) has a knee problem. Song and Denilson are very very average and will never get any better. Dialby looks the part physically and does possess some skill but always seems to lack tactical awareness and has been with us now for 3 years without any sign of improvement. Ramsay is a long way off from being a top midfield player – still learning his trade. Wilshire is still another one for the future. All our forwards are small skillfull players that are prone to injury in our phsical league apart from RVP and Bendnter. RVP is another one you know will be missing many matches because of injuries and Bendnter shows promise but we need another tall striker as well. Wenger must buy before the deadline but is playing the usual game of poker – holding on to the last minute hoping to bring the transfer price down on targets. Trouble is that all the other clubs know he has £39 million from Toure/Adebayor in his back pockket plus some extra money if he sells Sendorous so he could land up with egg on his face. If we go into this season with what we got there will be no trophies at the end of the season and a good chance of being fifth in the league!

  57. arsene knows says:

    arsene knows! i go to most games home and away and am very confident… stop this fantasy football nonsense..

    we are a proper football club, we do things the arsenal way, the way we have for a hundred years, arsene is doing an amazing job…. chelsea? half a billion in debt, it will end in tears eventually, they will be bust, totally ridiculous, man utd? even more debt as are liverpool… in fact the only other club that seems to be run well i hate to say is the sperz, lucky they dont have wenger, they have a thieving twitch, can you imagine if they had arsene

    listen arsene has built a team playing proper football within a tight budget and makes a profit every year as he has for a decade, he makes stars, he does not need nor want to buy stars, you can list them in your head you know who they all are, he has done that from day one with the signing of an unknown french player who became a legend and now wants to come back…

    he did it with or current captain and will do it again and again, he will buy when he can do the right deal as he has for years, sure he makes mistakes, and he knows where he needs to improve the squad but its not as easy as buying a pint

    last year we were beaten by man utd & chelsea out the two cups, but they are teams that cost hundreds of millions of debt more than us, but have perspctive we beat chelsea at the bridge and deserved to and held the champions at old trafford and passed them off the park…

    so, get behind arsene, get behind the team… were gonna win the title this year, remember my post… you heard it here first…
    arsene knows…

    come on you rip roaring gunners

    • Marce07 says:

      Bloody hell “Arsene Knows” I love what you just wrote… is what I used to said 2 season ago. You remembered well, when Henry left, when media bet on our 5th or 6th place on the league. I remembered that I BELEIVED.

      The thing is that even when I still believe in 80 or 90% of what you said I know that the other 10% made all the difference between a “So close” season and a title, a real thing.

      One thing is a philosophy… and the other being blind and stupid in not correcting the path on the same mistakes that cost us so much last 2 season.

  58. paul says:

    We have money to spend why not while the other 3 aren’t spending now is the chance to spend big we are not gonna finish in the top four next year and its gonna be another trophy-less next year

  59. Anon says:

    Arsene and the Board Out!

  60. MistaKen says:

    Just cant get over losing out on Huntelaar. He would have been perfect for Arsenal

  61. IRISHGOONER says:

    to be honest im not arsed about Huntelaar. I watched quite a few videos of his and concluded that many of his goals were absolute sitters. Anon i would happily boot the board out, but Arsene??? nah thats short sighted really. Really hoping on Hangeland to come in. Risse’s brother has just came out and said that if Arsenal offer it to him he will come. fingers crossed that we get him. Someone mentioned Diaby up there, havent really seen him in pre training but as you are all aware he mentioned that he had been doing intensive wieghts training. We shall see what happens.

  62. Iluvafc says:

    As much as diablo needs to bulkup, what he really needs is a lobotomy. He’s got all the makings of a Arsenal player, but it seems he more concerned with showing off his skills, constantly trying to dribble past entire colonies before giving the ball away. Someone needs to remind him that great players make difficult look simple. He is just the opposite. If only he can Finally add that discipline & mental fortitude to his game we wouldn’t be crying for a DM now. If only.

  63. Erik says:

    First of all, the transfer window is not closed…

    And even if it was its pretty clear that we are NOT lacking as much you say at all.

    Who’s left? Toure and Adebayor… Toure was replaced already if you hadnt noticed. Not saying Vermealen is going to be better or worse but thats the thing, we dont know.

    Adebayor might NOT need replacement, we got Eduardo back and Vela must be on the verge of being 1st team regular, specially after seeing what he has done for Mexico this summer, Walcott is meant to be playing more centrally now as well.

    How are Vela and Walcott supposed to get the experience they need if we go and get Chamakh or another striker?

    Oh and Bendtner is someone that has time on his side and just needs consistency, if you are a true fan you must agree that sometimes he can be really good.

    Just have faith, once this team wins the 1st trophy it will be the first of many.

  64. Z says:

    Arsene knows best.

  65. kenneth says:

    Wenger is out of tune. We ve lost the premiership once again before a ball is kicked.Wenger getting senile!. Lets thank him for what he has done and boot him out. Bring on a Rijkaard or someone with passion and will to win.Imagine Wenger content with being in a semi final!. Even Leeds united got to champs lge semis my friend. Arrant nonesense!.This man has lost it. Go! Go! Go! just fucking GO!!!!!

  66. Pier says:

    I too will revel watching Cesc and Arshavin in their last season here, as it will be a long time before players of their ilk are seen in Arsenal’s colours again.


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