Monday, 10 May 2010

At Last Arsenal Grow Some Nuts And Give Some Back!

It's been a long time coming but it seems that Arsenal have finally grown a big pair of knackers!

I couldn't believe my eyes when scrolling through the Arsenal website I came across a page that shows transfer links to the club.

It can be seen here.

This is a more unusual move than Tom Jones by Arsenal.com. I know that it says the page 'should taken with a pinch of salt' but what purpose does it actually serve?

I like to think that Arsenal are giving some stick back. In my opinion over the years Arsenal have had more players tapped up and linked with moves away than anyone.

Personally I'm happy we are doing the same. It may seem dirty but I reckon Arsenal have been bullied enough and a little fight back doesn't hurt anybody.

The likes of Barcelona or Real Madrid have been doing it since the Stone Age and more recently Manchester City have been publicly declaring their interest in players in a bid to unsettle them.

Why shouldn't Arsenal rock their boats for a change?

Yes I know we are more classy than those clubs but I reckon playing them at their own game is a good move by Arsenal.

However, the more 'suspicious' Gooners may believe this a ploy by Arsenal to get our juices flowing.

I've heard that Arsenal tickets, and season-tickets, aren't selling as freely as in the past. Linking big-name buys may whet the appetite again for Arsenal fans.

Surely Arsenal wouldn't be that devious? I don't think so.

It's nice to be linked with big-names but I wouldn't get too excited or distressed this summer over transfers.

Yes, it's obvious we could do with 'freshening' up the squad but with the World Cup just around the corner I expect a summer of pure transfer 'speculation' madness.

Try to remain calm. I will. If you don't you may end up going mental like Britney Spears or something.

It's going to be a long summer, chillax and let it pan out.

You may end up being surprised.

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

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What??? We are signing Tom Jones and britney Spears????

Woooooo Hoooooo!!!!

Aaron said...

Couldn't agree more.. Good post mate...

gt said...

Why would Arsenal(dot)com dip into tabloid transfer rumors? What purpose can it possibly serve?

Anonymous said...

Of course they're devious enough it's naive to think otherwise. For several years now Wenger has said what most gooners have said about strengthening certain positions and identifying weak areas then he goes on to sell more players than he signs. Deviously paying us lip service whilst doing nothing that we'd like. Personally I suspect he's had bugger all to spend but they wanted to keep up appearances. Even so they're willing and able to be devious.

Anonymous said...

" personally i suspect he's had nothing to spend...."

oh well done sherlock

the reason we haven't bought for 4 years is the credit crunch affecting the emirates finance plan. The fulham programme noted that Highbury Sq is " selling well" - um, it was meant to be sold out virtually off plan...

all this arsene doesn't want success crap just winds me up. he's kept us in the frame since the move with no money, and the pay back starts here - finally we have some cash to splash

gooner 4eva

Joppa Road said...

I don't think the fans can be fobbed off much more with the nonsense that comes out of the club from the board and manager.

"Blackburn were unfair" still makes me laugh.

The Arsenalternative said...

I saw it too but my first thought was that it was just a smoke screen. Wenger loves keeping his cards close to his chest with regards to signings and it's hard to believe he'd let the public get wind of his signings as it would drive their prices up and also attract other clubs to them. You may be unto something when you said it might just be to unsettle a couple players though.

Anonymous said...

Reckon we have 45m max to spend including salaries- not enough to get half of what we need- which is a keeper and 4 others. (2 CBs, central mid, centre forward).

Anonymous said...

I watched Hangelaand earlier this season against Roma live and was impressed with him, very good in the air, non nonsense, barks instructions around – look a solid defender and even got himself a goal.

BUT before the game last night they showed how vulnerable he is against good movement up, intelligence and pace upfront (something Roma didnt have that say as they had Totti and a few others out, that Okaka was up front), and I thought that showed last night – he was slow, panicky, didnt hold the offside line and doesnt seem to have much footballing ability on the ball. He certainly didnt look like someone who could play for us at his current level given the way we ask our centre backs to play from the back. He hoofed the ball on a number of occassions despite no-one being around him, lost control, and basically had a bit of a ‘mare. Obviously this is just one game, but as i say they showed this same point before the game of how he has made mistakes against European opposition – and this was possibly the biggest game of his career.

Im not saying he wouldnt be a good squad player for us (and is miles better that Silvestere obviously), but against top top level opposition he looks vulnerable. Maybe Wenger held off from him to see how he performed in his second season in England – too be honest I see a lot of Senderos in him – not a bad defender on his day and always gives 100% for the cause, but against top level movement and pace seems to have a touch of the “headless chicken” about him – for £10m this summer I think there must be better options out there, as that sort of money needs to be spent on a player who is ready to step in on the opening day of the season. If it was a toss up between TV and Brege for £10m last season….I think Wenger got it right.

We need at least one centre back next season, possibly two if as expected Senderos, Silvestere and Gallas go, but im not sure this guy is better than what we have, or have had this past season.

Anonymous said...

I watched Hangelaand earlier this season against Roma live and was impressed with him, very good in the air, non nonsense, barks instructions around – look a solid defender and even got himself a goal.

BUT before the game last night they showed how vulnerable he is against good movement up, intelligence and pace upfront (something Roma didnt have that say as they had Totti and a few others out, that Okaka was up front), and I thought that showed last night – he was slow, panicky, didnt hold the offside line and doesnt seem to have much footballing ability on the ball. He certainly didnt look like someone who could play for us at his current level given the way we ask our centre backs to play from the back. He hoofed the ball on a number of occassions despite no-one being around him, lost control, and basically had a bit of a ‘mare. Obviously this is just one game, but as i say they showed this same point before the game of how he has made mistakes against European opposition – and this was possibly the biggest game of his career.

Im not saying he wouldnt be a good squad player for us (and is miles better that Silvestere obviously), but against top top level opposition he looks vulnerable. Maybe Wenger held off from him to see how he performed in his second season in England – too be honest I see a lot of Senderos in him – not a bad defender on his day and always gives 100% for the cause, but against top level movement and pace seems to have a touch of the “headless chicken” about him – for £10m this summer I think there must be better options out there, as that sort of money needs to be spent on a player who is ready to step in on the opening day of the season. If it was a toss up between TV and Brege for £10m last season….I think Wenger got it right.

We need at least one centre back next season, possibly two if as expected Senderos, Silvestere and Gallas go, but im not sure this guy is better than what we have, or have had this past season.

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I can’t believe Arsenal are interested in Wright-Phillips, he couldn’t make the Chelsea 1st team and is struggling at Man City, Arsenal need to be looking at players with power, grit and determination if they are to stand any chance of winning the premier league.