Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Could Arsene Wenger be suggesting we are short in midfield?

I'm not trying to twist Arsene Wenger words here but I'm trying to read into something he has said about Kolo Toure's possible transfer to Manchester City.

"We will see what's happening in the next 24 hours, nothing is decided yet," said Wenger.

"We have seven centre-backs and I am in the position where I have to play some in midfield but of course Kolo is a very good player and we will see what will happen in the next 24 hours."

My take is that Wenger is saying we have too many centre-backs and that he is having to play them in midfield to give them playing time. If this is indeed the case, then surely that means we are short in the midfield area because Arsene is using centre-backs there?

I believe, and don't take my word for this, that AW will strengthen this area over the summer. I wouldn't say the midfield of Arsenal are desperate for a tough-tackler but lets just say it would improve us greatly!

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

33 comments:

Garreth Ellidge (Wrighty 7 blog fan) said...

Playing senderos in d.midfielder must surely mean that we are short in that area!! I honestly think that squad NOW, is good enough. However i would love us to buy a defensive midfielder like de rossi or cattermole and then maybe huntelaar just for the x factor! We need something/someone to cheers us all up!! I think song and nikki b will be awesome this year!! watch this space......

Anonymous said...

i would love if we got huntelaar and and senna

Anonymous said...

De Rossi would be a dream, even Inler would be so great.
Huntelaar would also be amazing but i think Bendtner will do a good job next season.
So Arsene please De Rossi or Inler ;)

Anonymous said...

i think lee cattermole and huntelaar would be perfect..hangeland would be a big boost..huntelaar is a proven performer if the other two are actually as good as its being said about them then we'll have a pretty damn good squad..wooohoooo..EPL and champions league in our cabinet...wwoooohhhoooooo...

Anonymous said...

He was just commenting on the fact that we have so many of them that he had to put Senderos there to give him some game time.

I think we would sign a striker and a center back before a DM (unless he is looking for a backup to Denilson - like Matuidi or Cattermole)

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Nasri and Cesc are missing and surely they'd play in the middle. Maybe the shape of the team is the sign of things to come, playing 3 central midfielders is one more than our normal game so by definition you'd probably want/need one more player in there. As well 3 positions means that perhaps the likes of Denilson and Song, Ramsey et al will not be too much blocked by new arrivals.

Anonymous said...

almunia

sagna gallas vermaelen clichy

song cesc


arshavin rosicky

bendy/edu van p.

subs fabianski,hoyte,djourou.denilson,ramsey,walcott,vela,diaby,even without a new dm look how strong we are.every body or even close to everybody available(nasri aswell)we will be challenging for the title.time for everybody to get behind them. come on you gunners.

Steve said...

Why do people have this De Rossi fixation? Just because he is a God on Football Manager doesn't make him any good. He was utterly average in the 4 games against Man Utd and Denilson and Nasri were all over him last year. Also, he is a dirty cunt. I don't mind tough tacklers but I hate dirty, sneaky players and he is one of those (elbow to McBride comes to mind).

Anonymous said...

Song will shine next season

Anonymous said...

also gibbs,wilshere. cant wait for the new season

Anonymous said...

I dont think anyone would be coming... knowing wenger and his past dealings... no one would be coming to arsenal even if toure, adebayor, eboue or gallas leaves. No one would be coming.

I am so disappointed. Where are all the money?

It is sad being an arsenal fan nowadays.

Anonymous said...

In-
De Rossi
Hangeland
Huntelaar

Out-
Toure
Gallas
Eboue
Senderos
Silvestre

Almunia

Sagna Hangeland Vermaelen Clichy

De Rossi
Fabregas(c) Nasri/Rosicky

Van Persie Arshavin
Huntelaar

The Ultimate Team

Anonymous said...

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Bassong will sign on Tuesday.

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Gooner_b11 said...

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

i want Hangeland as much as the next guy, but aren't fulham playing in the europa league this thursday? rules being that you can't play in two uefa competitions?....so if that's the case i'd look very carefully to see if hangeland is fielded in thursday line up because if he is as thee rules say we wouldn't be able to draft him in until you play in the last 16

Marko said...

JEsus god not De Rossi. He's so crap. Last season against Roma Denilson pissed all over him. I still hope we sign either Inler or Toulalan but I expect it'll be Matuidi. Still good though.

Anonymous said...

I do not think we would need a DM, or rather another DM, if all midfielders carry their weight and we play at a faster tempo up front.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you annon 19.00.... We are gonna struggle big time will be very surprised if the lieing fuck wenger signs anyone else...........Sorry but lost all faith in wenger and the way the club is run. Thursday night football here we come.

Anonymous said...

senderos should be NOWHERE NEAR the arsenal team, for someone so shit to have the stones to leave us last year on loan and have the bare faced cheek to say that he was at a big club now (milan) and then when he gets that party pissed on, try to come back as if nothing has happened...maybe his dad will read this and say he's crying about it.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure that Hangeland would only be ineligable for the qualifiers, if he joins and we get through, he would be available for the tournament proper.

Anonymous said...

As much as I criticise the guy, Bendtner looked very good yesterday (admittedly against crap oppo).

He'll surprise a few people next season. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

Cant believe wenger is selling toure, he said we have 7 centre backs why sell our most experienced, and our rock, why not sell senderos, doujoure, silvest or song what the fuck have they all done??? Kolo has never moaned once in all the years he has served afc. Wenger is interested in 1 thing that's making a profit. We're nothing but a selling club now, with no abition.

Marko said...

That dickhead above is Sinbad. Sinbad the retard.

bubbs said...

senderos not good enough,question marks still over djourhou, were not sure how vermelen will settle in,so toure should stay.. we need a ball winner in midfield song cant do it all plus hell be out for 2 months with the ACN in new year...and we need another out and out striker,weve got to many who want to play in the hole..apart from that i think we looking great

DDJ said...

A selling club once the player has peaked ;-)

I still believe in what Wenger is doing. Many players we are linked with won't help. Think back to when we played Roma ... DeRossi is now being hyped but the only players that caused trouble were Senna and Vucinic. DeRossi is not the answer.

Huntelaar would be golden delicious BUT we would have too much attacking wealth to play without a TOP CLASS defensive mid, and quite frankly, the only ones I am seeing are being overhyped. The good ones are not for sale.

Centre backs please!

walsh said...

who are these anonymous guys that posted at 19.36 hrs and 19.37 hrs on 28th July. They are a disgrace if they call themselves Gooners - they are only capable of cynical and vicious comments.

Anonymous said...

that is crazy to c arsenal fan mention player belong to other teams,diaby is in french national team u point mutuidi what the hell is this ,it seem like we don't know what we write,

wait in emirate cup u will c the form of arsenal team from there u can judge,hopefully most of us will change mind and start to sound different song.we have great player the first priority to keep them in form and test in emirate and decision will be taken afterward

Goons_with_Guns said...

Agree with Steve on this De Rossi is a sneaky dirty cunt.

Anonymous said...

he hust said that because he wants somebody to buy his players...

vajara said...

Le boss didn't remember how many goals we loss to the other team from 7 CB that he had . And shitting defend game at this team not garantee to succeed ,I don't know what 's good for the team.

nis said...

Brilliant observation wrighty! we definitely do need more midfielders. Atleast one, preferably two now that nasri is out. I'm sure wenger would have realized it too. Its just now a matter of finding the right player

Anonymous said...

Guys... we need a real ball winner... not had a proper one since Flamini left... Denilson/Song great squad players, but don't break up play and give the ball to Cesc/Arshavin/Nasri(I know he injured at the mo!!)/Rosicky to attack/counter... My humble opion would be Lee Cattermole - decent ball winner AND deceptively good technically... Also, Hunterlaar would be awesome, but Mr Wenger said non before, so not sure whether there is anything there (unless he gets him at a Wengeresque price!!)...

Anonymous said...

Guys... we need a real ball winner... not had a proper one since Flamini left... Denilson/Song great squad players, but don't break up play and give the ball to Cesc/Arshavin/Nasri(I know he injured at the mo!!)/Rosicky to attack/counter... My humble opion would be Lee Cattermole - decent ball winner AND deceptively good technically... Also, Hunterlaar would be awesome, but Mr Wenger said non before, so not sure whether there is anything there (unless he gets him at a Wengeresque price!!)...

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