Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Diaby Shouldn't Be Blocking A Move For Gourcuff

Yoann Gourcuff has been linked with a move to Arsenal for a long, long time.

Since the summer this 'rumour' has grown bigger than Gervinho's forehead and won't go away despite Arsene Wenger denying it will happen.

Wenger's reason for not bringing in Gourcuff is that Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby will be back from injury soon and there will be a lot of players in the midfield area.

That's true I suppose, but does Diaby actually count as an actual option?

On his day the Frenchman can be a handy player to have but he is injured more often than not.

In the past he has been mooted as the new Patrick Vieira whereas I think the new Darren Anderton is a more sensible assessment.

I feel for Abou Diaby, I really do. It must be lonely being in that treatment room all the time but frankly if a move for Yoann Gourcuff is not possible because of him then I'm astounded.

I hate to be negative about any of the Arsenal players, it destroys me inside like a Marriot Hotel lasagne special.

And of course, during his career with us, Diaby has been very unlucky with injuries, but there has to be a time when enough is enough.

Understandably Wenger wants to give Abou every chance possible to make it with Arsenal. He truly believes in him.

But the bigger picture is that the club must come first and if Abou Diaby has to be sacrificed for Arsenal to be successful then so be it.

Despite peppering relegation rivals (ahem) Wolves goal yesterday its clear sometimes that we need that creative 'spark'.

When Wilshere comes back that will help massively. Will Diaby help? Of course but how long until he gains another injury is any ones guess.

Gourcuff can be that man who unlocks the door when the opposition plays a 9-1-0 formation. He is a very clever player and one, who I am sure, would love to play under Arsene Wenger.

We all know that Arsene is very loyal. Especially to the club, but to the players he believes in too. So I can understand why the boss sticks by Diaby.

But the truth is we don't know whether Abou will ever be able to sustain his fitness long enough to have an extended run in the side.

Previous campaigns suggest not.

So in my view, if Wenger wants Gourcuff, or anyone else for that matter, then he should go get them because there is too much to lose if he doesn't.

A Gourcuff could be what we need to propel us into the top four. An unfit Diaby won't.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

It'll have nothing to do with Diaby. When Wilshere is fit again
he will replace either Ramsey or Arteta in the starting line up, either of whom will be ahead of Diaby.

Anonymous said...

Funny that Gooners moan at times about Ramsay, but its evident that when he doesn't start we create a lot less.

Anonymous said...

Completely Completely agree with you.
However, I do think that Wenger is too loyal to certain players he should sell. For example, over the paste few years he has given injury prone/useless players too many chances and this is blocking chances for others. A few names that spring to mind are Denilson, Almunia, Silvestre, Rosicky and more recently Arshavin, who is blocking chances for Chamberlain to do things.
I think he needs to sell his dead wood and talentless people before he begins to reshape his squad, otherwise these people will remain and still block chances. For me, it would be:
Out: Rosicky, Denilson, Almunia, Arshavin, Diaby, Squillaci, Chamakh, Bendtner...(MINIMUM £50m)
In: Goetze/ Gourcuff, Sakho (Or any other defender that can play both full backs well), Cavani, Granero, (Roughly £65-80m) which isn't bad considering we have around £20m left over from the summer.
Let me know what you think ;)
Max

Wrighty7 said...

Arteta in my opinion is a 100% starter. Think he has been one of the best midfielders in the country so far this season.

Wrighty7 said...

@Max,

I deffo think a bit of fresh blood is needed!

Anonymous said...

If Wenger doesn't buy some class in January we will NOT get top 4 spot. RVP is one kick away from injury and Jack will be fragile on his return. We have NO replacement for RVP. NONE! Chamakh is a joke, Park can't hack it, and Arshavin frankly is like playing with 10 men. We need a STRIKER!!!! For fuck's sake Arsene, but a striker! Make no mistake - if Arsenal don't finish in the top 4 Wenger will be OUT! Forget what Kroenke and Gazidis say, they will not accept being out of the Champs Lge.

Anonymous said...

hi wrighty my man how are u,what do u think of henry return,

Anonymous said...

The only thing iss gourcuff has been hhaving.his own injur problems he.is also cup tied in europe. so i think its why wenger wont go for him.just yet. whereas diaby is not cup tied and if he.gets over this latest injury and its a.big if he.could still be useful this season. however for me probably like so many others i would say his time at arsenal could be.coming to end or at least it should do in the summer. perhaps a less physical league like france will suit him and chamakh and park and vela and squillaci and denilson and bendtner and rosicky and arshavin and wellington and galindo.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT SIGN HENRY!

THE LAST THING THIS CLUB NEEDS IS HENRY BACK - A FRACTION OF WHAT HE WAS. PEOPLE FOR GET THE LAST 18 MONTHS THAT HE WAS HERE HE WAS SHIT. IMAGINE NOW!!!

I DONT THINK STOKE WOULD TAKE HENRY NOW, WHY THE FUCK ARE WE EVEN TALKING ABOUT IT????

Anonymous said...

This is why we must get rid of wenger fast. He is teh stumbling block for us to get to next tier of football. For christ's sake , even Spurs have caught up

Anonymous said...

...... the tasty rumour i heard today was (from a source who told me we were signing Gervinho a month before the papers started speculating) that Arsenal have a deal in place to sign Pato from Milan for £17m. we'll see.

Anonymous said...

Just heard we've signed Henry for 3 months! BOLLOCKS! Guy was shit in his final season and now he's going to be shit and slow. £70k a week for a 34 year old primadonna. TWAT WENGER!

Anonymous said...

Henry would be around for a television/media career.Not a competitive one. Bouncing back the insecurity papers (and some blogs) throw at Arsenal undermining the gaffer in 2 upcoming intense months that will make or break our season. And possibly the next few.

Don't forget our future lies in developing youth and our current top players signing new contracts. The brand image of European elite club hangs in the balance.

So Gourcuff is definitely a smart classy buy. Diaby will need time to recoup confidence and trust in his physics. (Still believe his skill and talent are there to harvest)Together with a top striker as in Pato/Podolski/Damiao it will do the same job as a Henry loan.

Anonymous said...

Henry WILL be signed again..................according to inside information

Anonymous said...

i understand why wenger want to stick with diaby. he may not be as silky as wilshere and gourcuff but diaby a rare player, a powerful dribbler. most dribbler are like messi and gervinho, tiny and agile but with his powerful play diaby can also unlock stubborn defense with his forceful dribble. but i think wenger should not let go this opportunity because gourcuff is a quality player and he'll come relatively cheap.

Anonymous said...

Henry will be a success and won't want to go back. Even half fit he is pure football class.
On what do you base the assumption that Gourcuff is so much better than Diaby? I watch the French league a lot and apart from flashes of passing ability, I can't see it. Diaby like Vermaelen will get fit again and will prove his worth-but one thing I agree with- buy Gourcuff and keep them both and don't overplay them.

Anonymous said...

get off this site you racist so ans so

Pritpal said...

give me podolski and i'll be happy, henry wouldn't be too bad either. i'd like a left back too but any buy would be pretty much a panic buy and we'd have a problem when gibbs and santos are fit. i agree with wenger though, the midfield is too crowded for gourcuff,who i don't rate as much as most. the only cm i would buy would be goetze, reason being he is truly special! but realistically podolski is my only real wish.

Jennifer said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT SIGN HENRY! THE LAST THING THIS CLUB NEEDS IS HENRY BACK - A FRACTION OF WHAT HE WAS. PEOPLE FOR GET THE LAST 18 MONTHS THAT HE WAS HERE HE WAS SHIT. IMAGINE NOW!!! I DONT THINK STOKE WOULD TAKE HENRY NOW, WHY THE FUCK ARE WE EVEN TALKING ABOUT IT????