Monday, 7 April 2008

Ribery would have been perfect for Arsenal

Franck Ribery would have been an absolute star in the red and white of Arsenal.

He would have fit straight into the system that Arsene love's to play. Pass and move. He would also provide goal's from the flanks that we have missed since Pires and Freddie left the club.

Wide midfield is an area we need to strengthen, and Ribery would have fit the bill. He can play either side and boy could we have used him this season!

It's believed that Wenger had the chance to bring him to the Emirates last summer. The reason's he didn't arrive vary.

The most popular being that his wage demands were too extreme and Wenger refused to break Arsenal's wage structure. This is understandable and knowing Wenger it's probably the most truthful.

The other main rumour was Thierry Henry leaving. Apparently Henry advised Ribery against the move because he was going AND Wengers own future at Arsenal was in doubt.

For whatever reasons he didn't sign for Arsenal I often wonder what might have been had he signed the dotted line at the Emirates?

He would have played a big part with the injuries that Rosicky has had and no doubt scored some vital goals from an area that we find goals hard to come by.

I suppose I should stop moaning about what might have been!

But I just cant help but wonder how good Ribery might have been wearing our shirt.

Keep it Goonerish......

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dont think Ribery would handle the Premiership. He isn't good enuff wrighty7

Anonymous said...

Good article. Ribery would have settled into Arsenal quickly as he is quality. I don't think we will sign a player of his stature again. It's all youth this and youth that!

marcus said...

Ribery's brilliant but by now some clogger would've broken his leg already. Talented players like Ribery save their careers by not coming to England.

Anonymous said...

Ribery should had been a best fit for Arsenal, but you know wenger is man that doesn't like to spend too much money on plyers. He will prefer to spend $2,000,000 on a youngtstar rather and train him up. Sometimes it's nice to make sacrifices.

Anonymous said...

Ahem.... The wage structure was present even before wenger was around... Its not something Wenger introduced... George Graham years should remind you maybe...

jamesgillesp said...

Ribery is good, but we can always sign other players this summer. There's no point looking back and regretting stuff, it didn't work out for a reason and we definitely shouldn't break our wage structure to please one player. Intereseting article. Hopefully we'll add a few players in the summer

jamesgillesp said...

On another note!
Wrighty7, I really like your blog, do you want to do a link swap, I'm at http://arsespeak.wordpress.com
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

frog ribery would have helped us lift a trophy or two this year - he plays a blinder week in and week out for bayern munchen. his style is extremely direct and that would have helped us. but we'll have theo in that role next year?

Anonymous said...

yh i agree he could have made such a difference with all the injuries we've had. but we can always find other players wenger has a habit of that, but theres something that worries me more why does wenger insist on keeping senderos i'd rather we played a monkey at the back it'd probably do a better job.

Anonymous said...

DAM DAM DAM

What ah gwwan people

RIBERY signed we missed.

We need FOREIGN cash FAST, cut the crap and wake up glonolistion ARSENAL, we can't compete without CASH, an if we have a large pot of RUSSIAN mafia cash or some crazy yanks CASH POT.......what the *uck....Surely this and last season is enough to show what we really lack is cash and freedom to spend at will on wages and signing fees....Flamini's off becoz of bcoz milan will pay him more....this season he has been insturmental to our success should we not match others offer.....I'm PISSED off with that FRENCH TWAT not producing trophy's now.....I don't care if he makes a profit or a loss....on players if makes a diamond or buys a pearl.....start winning u SHUNT! ANGRY GOONER!