18 responses

  1. Mad Eye
    23/08/2014

    An eleventh reason is the Premier and Champions League squad rules. It is not for nothing that Wenger keeps saying that, in order to buy he has to find better quality than in the existing squad.

    We have been ‘linked’ with various players in the press in the last day or so – Reid , Manolas, Carvalho, Khedira, Cavani and several more, most of it likely to be rubbish – but the reality is that adding more than one player to our current squad is going to mean selling or loaning a player out to ensure we don’t have ‘squad’ players who can’t actually play.

  2. Terrry White
    23/08/2014

    At last, someone has the common sense to state the obvious !.
    However, there are so many “Pratts” who think we could sign-up 10 new players every season and can`t understand why we don`t.
    Wenger will say, for example that we are not looking at a central striker and straight away all the “dimbo-blogs” will start to name a striker we “should” be signing.
    This of course starts to cause discontent among the “illeratti”, who can just about manage to count the fingers on one hand. If they have to count to 20, often they have trouble undoing their shoelaces
    Now a “Spurs” fan having such a problem I can understand, however with the advent of the internet an appalling number of Arsenal, so called fans, have the same problem. The name Piers Morgan seem to come to mind, can`t think why
    I should have learnt, just stick to Untold Arsenal.
    I may not agree with all you say, but at least it`s logical and well written
    Thanks for maintaining my sanity ( I think)

  3. Sgora
    23/08/2014

    Good one in a see of garbage articles. Thanks

  4. Stan The Man
    23/08/2014

    You display the real reasons why my club of choice is Arsenal. The principles guiding the running of this unique club appeals to something inside . Yes, you have so consistently, eloquently,echoed the root of my love for Arsenal. Someone said, “success by inch is a cinch, success by the yard is hard”. I believe we are at the beginning of an era of sustainable success in the club. Other clubs should watch and learn. May your tribe increase.

  5. Mandy Dodd
    23/08/2014

    Great points. Wish I had your faith in FFP, but you are right, it does seem to be having some effect. You are of course correct about other clubs and duds, as mentioned, the Spuds have a post bale team of them, perhaps eriksen excepted. The Utd list is endless, recent players like nani, Anderson, smalling, jones, young, Valencia, and who can forget the bebe kleberson bellion demba x 2 , and Veron for starters…..who except the media and aaa that is. Lucky that lot at Utd got so much help from above, starkly illustrated on fergies departure.
    Then City……the aaa howls of derision over not signing jovetic……hasn’t done much up there really.
    But Chelsea are exempt, according to the media and AAA, they have the greatest player this league has ever seen, forget Thierry, Dennis, Gianfranco, paddy, they have Matic!
    Must take a closer look , this player is lost on me!
    As for the aaa/ media, I am very glad they don’t run this club, with the players …..and managers they have suggested for us over the years. We would have Scott Parker and Lee cattermole running our MF with Dann and Samba in defence, Wayne bridge at lb, Micah Richards RB, Schwarzer in goal, Carlton cole leading the attack, all managed by Owen Coyle. Frightening.

    Off topic, but anyone know why Poldi has not travelled today?

  6. Matt montgomery
    23/08/2014

    Yeah buying top players has done Chelsea, City ,Bayern and Real Madrid a lot of harm in the last 9 years . And how can you say stoping our academy players coming through apart from Jack all the other plays have been bought. The fact is if we bought 1 top play every year in the last 10 years and not 3 our 4 players not good enough for arsenal we would have been in a better position

  7. wilson
    23/08/2014

    And the end result is going ten years trophyless

  8. Mick
    23/08/2014

    @wilson
    Sorry but your comment makes no sense.

  9. para
    23/08/2014

    Strange feeling we may see some more players leave Arsenal, but I think this depends on what deals ore offered/accepted by both clubs and players in the next week.

    Looking forward to game today. I put my first ever bet on to win 1-3.

    Hope we do not lose Giroud, he is one facet of our play now and not just THE striker, hope he is happy with this. We have Alexis, Sanogo, Cambell and of course Walcott who can ALL play as striker too. We can play lone striker, or two strikers, or even three if needed. This thrills me as we were not this variable in the last 5 seasons.

  10. jayramfootball
    23/08/2014

    I think point 10 is the most relevant. At this time of year the complete hacks that masquerade as journalists are so lazy they just make everything up. If they say that Arsenal (or other clubs) are buying every player possible then one could be correct and come true. Then the ‘as reported exclusively in the ‘.

    The whole transfer window has become an entertainment business in itself, like wrestling. Everyone knows it’s made up but still the mental titillation is consumed with relish. The actual game of football is becoming more like wrestling too – fixed matches galore, made for TV fixtures, ridiculous OTT punditry. Ultimately its about TV audiences and money, much less about sport these days.

  11. Kenneth Widmerpool
    23/08/2014

    Mandy- I asked some Köln fans on the street today and that were also interested and nobody knows.Das Bild reckons Wolfsburg are interested, I was kind of hoping they were happy enough with our cast off.
    Certainly if he came back to Kölle I wouldn’t be surprised the man is literally a Prinz(hence the nickname)to them,it has to be seen to be believed.
    Many of the Cologne fans think that Wenger doesnt know how to play Poldi(and being an Untolder I tend to fight Wengers corner),and they think thats at the root of it,if he goes anywhere its because he’s sick of being a sub either coming on or off, look at his reaction in the Cup Final to being called off.But as a player he can be a bit hot and cold, certainly against Bradford he looked like he would rather be in the Altstadt drinking Kölsch.
    Plus one doesnt know what been said to him by Löw(or higher up),he was a kind of spare part in actually playing time in the WM, and you can gauge how tough the German FA is on their players after the pasting Per got after the Algerian game.Funny that the virus happen so quickly…anyway thats their business, but perhaps hes been told more playing time or expect to not play at National level, thats speculation but not so left field.
    I hope he doesnt go, much of the spirit of the team at the moment is down to him in my opinion.
    COYG! Aha(for a bit longer) and Amen!

  12. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    23/08/2014

    Soldiers can demand to leave the barracks or be asked to go. New soldiers could be recruited into the barracks if needed. The Barclays Premier League is a global football outfit. People pay a lot of money globally to access it on pay TV and on the Internet, like I am doing, due of our addictions to the BPL-Cocoa Cola. I for one, became addicted to Arsenal brewed-Coke. I don’t know if I can be cured of this addiction which I have been suffering from, since 1970 when I first sipped-in the Coke. Now Terrry White, you calling us the Arsenal global fans appalling and so called? Is that how you deem us. To me, you might just be another Sami Nasri. Apart of the replacement of TV5, I think the boss could strengthen our main striker position buy getting another top quality striker to complement our stricking position and thus, relive Giroud and others goal scoring players of overworked burden that often lead to picking up injuries as the team becomes desperate to score. I had dearly wanted the boss to sign Bolotelli because of his huge talent, skills and being black couple with his low selling price. Besides, I am a big fan of Bolotelli, I hide it. I would have loved to see him stars for Arsenal. But alas! Liverpool snapped him up. Now problem. Let the boss sign any top class quality that can efficiently do the Arsenal job. For us the addicted fans of Arsenal-Coke, ours are satisfactions and that’s what we want.

  13. Genorm
    23/08/2014

    Very interesting info, Kenneth. I would be very sad if he left. He offers much for Arsenal in the striking department. The contrast between his ‘happy face’ against the rotten spuds and his ‘being subbed face’ many times, is stark. He cannot go without a replacement, I feel. Young Sanogo needs a year out on loan, after all Jack and Szcz did. Overall I would like to keep his superior finishing here this season.

  14. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    23/08/2014

    Soldiers can demand to leave the barracks or be asked to go. New soldiers could be recruited into the barracks if needed. The Barclays Premier League is a global football outfit. People pay a lot of money globally to access it on pay TV and on the Internet, like I am doing, due of our addictions to the BPL-Cocoa Cola. I for one, became addicted to Arsenal brewed-Coke. I don’t know if I can be cured of this addiction which I have been suffering from, since 1970 when I first sipped-in the Coke. Now Terrry White, you calling us the Arsenal global fans appalling and so called? Is that how you deem us. To me, you might just be another Sami Nasri. Apart of the replacement of TV5, I think the boss could strengthen our main striker’s position by getting another top quality striker to complement our stricking position and thus, relive Giroud and other goal scoring players of overworked burden that often lead to picking up injuries as the team becomes desperate to score. I had dearly wanted the boss to sign Bolotelli because of his huge talent, skills and being black couple with his low selling price. Besides, I am a big fan of Bolotelli, I won’t hide it. I would have loved to see him stars for Arsenal. But alas! Liverpool snapped him up. No problem. Let the boss sign any top class quality that can efficiently do the Arsenal job. For us the addicted fans of Arsenal-Coke, ours are satisfactions and that’s what we want.

  15. Terrry White
    23/08/2014

    Samuel
    I am not saying internet users are appalling, per se, I am saying that many of them are appalling because they read the stupid blogs and believe them, then they complain because Wenger/Arsenal do not do as these blogs suggest.
    On many, many occasions Wenger has said about a so called super star that he was supposed to be buying that at no time did he have the slightest interest in buying him.
    Now, if you want to put yourself in that category that is your choice, but the mere fact that you are reading this blog (Untold) makes it highly unlikely that you are appalling

  16. Quincy
    23/08/2014

    Chelsea: Victor Moses £10m; Demba Ba £7.5m; Marko Marin £7m; Torres £50m; Zhirkov £18m; Shevchenko £40m…

    Man City: Jack Rodwell £13m; Scott Sinclair £7m; Stefan Savic £11m; Adebayor £26m (hahahahaha); Robinho £38m; Jo (yes, that Jo) £21m…

  17. omgarsenal
    23/08/2014

    Wilson and Matt Montgomery, here are a few realities for you:

    1)We haven’t gone trophyless in 10 years….we have won 2 trophies in 8 months!

    2)Which among these transfers were NOT good enough for Arsenal?

    RAMSEY
    WALCOTT
    SZCZESNY
    SAGNA
    KOSCIELNY
    MERTESACKER
    OZIL
    PODOLSKI
    CAZORLA
    FLAMINI
    ARTETA
    GIROUD
    MIYACHI
    ZELALEM
    GNABRY
    SANCHEZ
    OSPINA
    ROSICKY
    CHAMBERS
    SANOGO
    OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN

    Frankly you two don’t make one….do your thinking with your other head next time!

  18. Nelson Wong
    26/08/2014

    People get used to computer games where they can do A and get B in response.

    Transfers are easy to come that way as long as you bring the money and fulfill what is needed.

    Things don’t work that way in the real world.

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