Monday, 14 July 2008

I'd bite Barca's hand off, would you?

I've read today that Barcelona are ready to offer Arsenal £15m AND Samuel Eto'o in order to get Adebayor at the Nou Camp next season.

If this is true then if I was Arsene Wenger I'd bite Barca's hand off for that offer!

I'm a huge fan of Eto'o, he is without doubt, world-class. He is at the perfect age, 27, and is a natural finisher, scoring goals for fun throughout his career.

How many goals would he score at Arsenal with the chances we create? If Ade can score 30, how many could Eto'o get?

There are question marks over his fitness but there were question marks over Marc Overmars when he signed. Look how well he did.

Eto'o scored 16 goals in 18 appearances last season for Barca. So his injuries haven't stopped him from finding the net.

I know it would be worrying to sign a player who seems plagued with injuries, after all we have RVP and Rosicky to worry about! But if this offer is true then I feel that it's an offer we can't refuse.

Or we may regret it.

Keep it Goonerish...........

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's the best offer out there and I fucking hate those cunts at Milan. I hope we take it, I don't think Adebayor's ego could take what's going to be waiting for him this season.

Anonymous said...

What a fucking deal that would be!

Eto'o is class, he would score 45+ for Arsenal!!!!

Sue said...

I'd bite off their hand, foot and leg - hope they take him after all this

Anonymous said...

accept wither this one or the ac milkan bid of 24 mill and gouffran! best iffers so far]

Anonymous said...

Eto'o has a dodgy knee and we cant afford his wages.

Anonymous said...

There is a reason the deal looks very good. It is because of Eto's huge salary (120K+ per week) barca have sweetened the deal! .. I doubt wenger will break the wage structure ..

True gooner said...

Eto is alot better than Ade!
It would be a great deal!

True gooner said...

Eto is alot better than Ade!
It would be a great deal!

Anonymous said...

If Eto'o is willing to take a pay cut to come to Arsenal, then thank you very much, but since that is highly unlikely then no thanks.

Austin Sports Performance Trainer said...

Eto'o is not physically suited for the EPL, Ade is...we should try to keep Ade

Goofle said...

The guy is totally fucked up. His knee is in a terrible state. He has the biggest ego in footbhall and he is very much past it.

I do not expect better from you wrighty but we can hope...

GOONERTED said...

If Eto'o is fit then he is one of the best in the world.
I'd do the deal.
Ade will be missed until Eto'o smashes in his 35th of the season.

Anonymous said...

No chance why would you want a striker that's only gonna get worse. There's always a question mark over how well a player will adapt to the Enlish game. I've no doubt Eto'o is quality but will we see the best of him in his first season? will his arthritic knees crumble like chalk? After his first season he'll be 28/29 definately not getting better and probably getting more injury prone.

I'd rather spend the £30 mil elsewhere entirely. We need clinical more than we need creative. Huntalaar looks goods, Benzema too, both prolific both in their early twenties with their best years ahead of them

TOPGUN said...

Goofle you are a muppet!
The scurge of blogs mate. I expect no better from you..........

I'd love the deal Wrighty7.

Keep up the great work mate.......

Anonymous said...

BRING IT ON

Goofle said...

TOPGUN - Just another slap your own hand lick your chin Arsenal fan then?

I like Wrighty. He is a passionate guy. But you cannot honestly take anything he says as relevant?

Anonymous said...

i know someone who works for arsenal, and eto'o was at london colney 3 weeks ago for a medical....which he subsequently failed. so i can't see wenger taking this deal unfortunately!

Rob Moir said...

I'd love the idea of the player Eto'o was coming to Arsenal, but with the greatest respect to the lad, not the player he is right now. Let's face it, if he has problems coping with the physical demands of the Spanish league, do you think he'll have more problems in the English PL or less problems?

TOPGUN said...

He's a passionate guy but you can't take what Wrighty7 says as relevant?!

Why not?

Do you not take anything from these Arsenal blogs as relevant then?

Sorry for calling you a muppet mate but you do seem to like putting the writers down.

If it wasn't for Wrighty7 and other sites where could we express our opinions?

I find Wrighty7's site one of the best, he is honest and as you say, passionate about a club we love.

TOPGUN said...

He's a passionate guy but you can't take what Wrighty7 says as relevant?!

Why not?

Do you not take anything from these Arsenal blogs as relevant then?

Sorry for calling you a muppet mate but you do seem to like putting the writers down.

If it wasn't for Wrighty7 and other sites where could we express our opinions?

I find Wrighty7's site one of the best, he is honest and as you say, passionate about a club we love.

Susan Lea Howley said...

Absolutely not

1) Wages
2) Injuries
3) he's looney = liability

Goofle said...

Some other sites seem to have a bit more of a constructive approach to football matters.

Wrighty7, The Gooner Forum, Le grove and all of the rubbish Sportingo/Caught Offside/FansFC etc type sites seem to jump on the bandwagon an awful lot.

Wrighty7 is a fun blog I will admit, but I cannot take it seriously because it is not thought out at all.

Gunnerblog, Arseblog, Goodplaya, Cultured Left Foot and The Cannon (alongside the Young Guns sites) are the ones to read.

Anonymous said...

yes only if eto willing to take pay cut. he currently earn 120k a week so if he willing to accept 60k a week then take him. his knee might be bad but if arsenal physios manage to keep him fit for another 3 seasons then its good business because he will score many goals. plus youngster like vela, walcott and bendtner can have time to gain experience.

Anonymous said...

Arseblog?!

Don't get me wrong, the guy writes a good article but the comments on there.............

arse arse arse arse.....

Whats that about?

Wrighty7 said...

Blimey whats going on here?

Hi TopGun, thanks for defending my honour mate.

Goofle, thanks for saying mine is a fun blog. I like it that way, as for you saying i jump on the band-wagon........Lets say I disagree with you but everyone has their opinion!

Anon 19:41, Arseblog is very well respected.

Keep it Goonerish.....

TOPGUN said...

Wrighty7 is a good blog.

Lets not forget that the blogs you have mentioned (the ones to read)have been around for a while.

Am I right in stating you have only been around for around 8 months Wrighty7?

Millsy75 said...

The wages would not be a problem.You could give Eto'o the £15 million for signing on over a 5 year contract that is over £57,000 a week....pay him wages of £65,000 a week making the total over £120,000 a week without breaking Arsenal's pay structure....if the offer is there...take it ...TAKE IT NOW.....PLEEEEEEEASE

Spike said...

If I hear one more lazy c*nt going on about Eto'o's dodgy knees one more effin time, I'll fookin run amok with my nan's salad tongs!

Have you not heard of effin a medical???

The guy is class, a finisher, we been crying out for one of them since Wrighty left.

As for his wages? Offer him £80k and bonuses.

I'd love this one to have some substance.

paul said...

Chris what a load of muppets.

Why the f*** are Barca making this offer (if indeed they are)? Because they know Eto like Ronaldinho and (very sadly) Thierry are past it.

That would be all we wanted - huge ego, huge salary, and on the treatment table.

Spike said...

Do you have the ear of Joan jet Laporta?

Arte you part of Wenger's inner sanctum?

Nope, then shut the fuck up you humourless internerd.

Fucking boring fucks like you who think they have cornered the market on football know how coz they play fantasy manager really suck all the joy out of this blog lark.

Lighten the fuck up fella.

leon said...

eto is world class player but how well would be handle the phsicality of the prem which is an extremy frantic pased legue ,players comming at you with two feat and dont think he could handle that, another isue i have he would time to adapt to prem, and his wage demands could never be made.

i think people are forgeting that ade is far from finished article, he has been at one and half seasons,first he started in january and he scord around 10 goals and in this seaseon started to gain more confidence and he scord 30 and he can get alot better, 40 goals in two seaons is pretty good i dont know fans are complaining about, i hope he stays.

Peter Pan said...

for fook sakes, when are people gonna wake up and realise eto'o's wage demands are 145k a week. He also has a bigger head than adebayor.

Anonymous said...

i think we gooners should wise up to barcas trickery. if eto was that much better than ade, y wud they be willing to offload him for a shit ade. think we should insist on a straight cash deal or get yahaya toure rather, we have enough strikers as it is (when everyone is fit) and we have a plethora of goal scoring midfielders to burden ourselves with an egomaniac like eto. rvp, bendtner, vela, dudu, theo.... if we have to get another striker, i would rather we went for the hunter(ajax). ade was our top goal scorer for last season, but all our strikers including bendtner , dudu, rvp had a better goals to games ratio. no i would politely say no to barca, take the money and get the hunter or even jones from sunderland who i rate very highly(yea, who the fuuk am i?), that is if barca refuse to include yahaya in the deal, hell no!! at what price? 145k pw? hell no

Anonymous said...

Goofle mate you are not the master and commander of what is a good blog or not. If you want to be destructive in you comments go and twiddle with yourself in the corner.

Internet Gooner said...

No. I would not touch that deal with a barge pole. Eto'o is worth £5m max. There's a reason that Wenger turned down the chance to swap him with Henry, that is because he is no good and has high wages. There are much better players (Gomez, Martins, Santa Cruz) available for a lot less.

Anonymous said...

Spike said

"Fucking boring fucks like you who think they have cornered the market on football know how coz they play fantasy manager really suck all the joy out of this blog lark. Lighten the fuck up fella."

Now there's an example of somebody who is all lightened up!

Spike said...

Check Eto'o's stats out for last season.

24 appearances and 20 goals. Yep, he's lost it innit?

People saying he is past it or finished are effin comedians!

IF he passes a medical then he is 10 times the player Ade ever will be.

Saying the likes of Gomes, Jones or martins are better options is hil-effin-larious!

Him and Ronaldinho have been scapegoated by the big knobs at barca, they are completely de-motivated with playing for them after that.

As with any transfer there would be a gamble involved, but I think it'd be one worth taking.

Shit, whats soooo wrong in havin a dream....?

Spike said...

anon; 21;22

So, dont you do sarcasm then?

Anonymous said...

Spike

So he made 24 appearances last year in all competitions.
Previous season he also made 24 appearances in all competitions too - the guy is a part timer.

We already have enough of these - and he's not getting any younger

Spike said...

Maybe the moment has gone as far as Eto'o coming to the Arse is cioncerned, but I'd rather believe he just got all disillusioned at Barca and is need of revitalisation at the Grove!

He's 27!

IF and its an almighty huge IF, barca are offering £15 mill AND Eto'o that'd be a top deal if one of Sammy Eto'os legs had suddenly fallen off.

Anonymous said...

Spike

I hear that that Pele has a good goal scoring record too

Anonymous said...

Goofle, all those great blogs to post on!!!

Yet you still come on here and the others you don't like!!

Why bother?

Anonymous said...

Because this the best blog!

Anonymous said...

If this is the best blog ?

Where is Wrighty7?

He is posting on Le Grove at least 20 comments Ha, Ha!

Wrighty7 said...

HA HA anon

Anonymous said...

Goofle, 17 and from Bolton I've just read?

Who cares what you think!

YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO LONDON!!!!!!

With Spike all the way. Bandwagon jumping? Sounds like you and your opinion on Sammy's knees!

Fucking children.

Wrighty7 said...

I post on Le-Grove, so what?

I post on many blogs.

There are plenty of great Arsenal blogs around at the moment with plenty of different styles for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Wrighty7
WIND UP!!!!!
I love both sites.
Bet you have to be Rhino skinned sometimes to write a blog.

Wrighty7 said...

Rhino skinned aint the word for it mate!

Anonymous said...

Wrighty7 You Ped and Geoff should do a joint blog or something together that would be good.

What other blogs do you post on?
The others seem to be Know alls, people who make strange noises or they don't get comments for days.

Anonymous said...

Wrighty, great post son!

Eto'o, I'd bite more than his fucking arm off mate! I'd take his leg as well.

The knee thing is crap. 24 games, 20 goals says it all for me.

Wages wouldn't be an issue. He is world class, so we'd pay them, just like with Gallas. Wenger just doesn't want to give crap plauyer like Ade £80k a week.

Wrighty7 said...

I mainly post on Le-Grove and Arsenalanalysis.

I get on well with 1970's, one of the writers.

In fact he inspired me to write a blog.

Wrighty7 said...

I think Pedro and Geoff are doing well enough without me mate!

Thanks for the ideas, perhaps something could happen someday though....WHO KNOWS

Anonymous said...

I mean like a Christmas special or us winning the League special.

That would be cool!!!

Wrighty7 said...

Thats a good idea!

We will see in the future!

leon said...

i dont why people are comaring the two payers,ade is a very powerful entre foward play played up front on his own in 4-5-1 formation and eto is striker/playmaker,there huge diference bewteen lalega and the prem, in lalega is alot lower,you have more time on the ball and alot less physical,prem as you know is the most physicaly demading legue in the world and alot faster. were talking about two different legues and two complete different types of players. i seriously dought that eto would be able to handle the prem.i for one like ade,wehn edardo got injued it was prety mush only striker that we had he got abit tired in truth he needed a rest.

Greek Gooner said...

Wrighty plz, plz don't give a shit about all these ignorant aholes who comment your work, i always liked your posts and hope you keep it up.
Having to endure the hole "travel throughout europe to watch a c*nt who can't shoot pass or control playing for the Arsenal" thing for a year, i say
PLEASE ARSENE, SELL THAT USELESS PIECE OF SH*T RIGHT NOW!!!!

Wrighty7 said...

Cheers Greek Gooner

Anonymous said...

adebayor, a massively talented young player, was bought for peanuts - and the reason? he had a lousy attitude and no-one else would touch him. if he would have been another Bergkamp he would have cost us three times as much and been on double wages for the last two years. we all knew what we were getting into...