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Arsenal sign their first player of the window, and it is quite a surprise.

One thing to notice this window is that Arsenal’s priorities have been classified as exactly the same as everyone else’s, but are published as if they were just Arsenal’s priorities, on the basis that the journalists know that most football enthusiasts only read the transfer rumours about their club.   Thus the paper can write, “A left-back appears to be Arsenal’s main priority, but a new striker or creative midfielder is also a possibility,” in every club’s entry, and no one notices.   Twenty reviews for the price of one.  Clever but rather underhanded.

Then there are the races created, such as the race that Arsenal had apparently joined “to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to The Daily Excess.  Except that actually the Excess says, “It appeared that N’Zonzi would have a straight choice to make between City and Chelsea.”

So if you can’t trust the Telegraph to report a rumour from another paper accurately, when it is simply a matter of cut and paste, what can you trust them on?  (Don’t try and answer that – there is no answer).

 

Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez having told the official Arsenal website that he is happy in London and keen to stay at the Emirates, has been spotted throwing his gloves away by other papers and they have seen that as symbolic of the fact that he is off.  If it is a fact.  Or even FACT!

Trouble is that Alexis said, “We always get our fans’ support in the thin and the thick, which is great,” which was not the case at Bournemouth, so maybe he’s now changed his mind as a result of the aaa by the seaside.

According to the Sun Arsenal and Leicester are set to go head-to-head for the signature of Nigerian striker Oghenekaro Etebo.  Their reporter kindly tell us that Etebo made a name for himself in Rio during the summer when he became the first player in 44 years to score four goals in an Olympic fixture in Nigeria’s 5-4 win over Japan.

Etebo has been compared to Paul Pogba, but I suspect that lots of players have been thus compared by agents looking to make a quick buck.   However he won African Football’s Most Promising Talent award in 2015.

Meanwhile while the last lot of headlines said that Jack Wilshere was not coming back, suddenly the story is changed, and with the entire midfield either away on leave or injured, the story now is that we might try and cut short Jack’s stay by the seaside.  Although the Mirror is insisting we don’t want him.

The Sun reports that Chelsea are preparing a £21 million bid Ricardo Rodriguez and so Arsenal will lose out.  But I wonder what “preparing” means.  The money is in the bank because the owner has billions, so all they have to do is phone Wolfsburg and say, “is it true Ric Rod is a left back?” and they say “yes” and Chelski say, “may we talk to him,” and they say yes, and Chelsea says to him, would you like to come to London and earn vast amounts of money for doing sweet FA and he says, “yes” and Chelsea offer some money and Wolfsburg say “no”.  That’s how it goes.

Meanwhile Granit Xhaka has learned all about the aaa, and their campaign against him, and has asked for a transfer.  According to reports.

Meanwhile again several clubs are also preparing bids Hector Bellerin.  This from the same source that told us that Alexis has already signed for a club in China, so you know it must be true.

The Sun claims Arsenal want Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic as a replacement for Santi Cazorla who has struggled with his Achilles and has had the op.   But then that arrival would mean that Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey might not be wanted any more says the bun.  And so we go around and around.

Desperate to find something, anything to say, The Mirror says that Mathieu Debuchy is going, but we have heard that so often, it might be the one rumour that is actually true.  And everyone says Draxler has gone to PSG, with lots of stories about “only time will tell how much Arsenal will regret not signing him” as if he was ours for the asking.

So, we are going to go for Chris Smalling next.  Or not because Jose will say no way.
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While on the already on the move from Rangers in Scotland want Jon Toral who is currently on loan to Granada in Spain.  The only issue seems to be a bit of a problem with the language barrier.  In Glasgow.

Untold Arsenal: Bournemouth v Arsenal 

Wenger ponders whether Yaya Sanogo will ever really be good enough for Arsenal. 

How the FA, PL and PGMO backtracked on the promises made by the National Review Board.

Referees are becoming more brazen, but the media is waking up at last to the fact that something is seriously wrong

Bournemouth – Arsenal : 3-3 crazy match, great come back

Bournemouth v Arsenal: the team, the statistics, the styles of play, the home v away.

Bournemouth v Arsenal: the complaints, life in the old days, and who could return tonight.

Bournemouth v Arsenal 3 January 2017 – The Match Officials. Beware a return to the old ways.

 

New from the Arsenal History Society – all the player histories indexed.  The AHS player histories tend to be more detailed than those on the official Arsenal site – especially for players from the early part of Arsenal’s history.  Now we are undertaking the huge task of indexing the main articles.  Players with surnames A to G have been linked to their main articles and we are continuing the task day by day.

 

23 comments to Arsenal sign their first player of the window, and it is quite a surprise.

  • Flares

    Draxler has gone to PSG, unless they, and he, are lying.

    http://www.psg.fr/en/News/003001/Article/78453/Julian-Draxler-au-Paris-Saint-Germain

    Bit of a shame this one. Thought he might be a good fit.

  • Norman14

    Apparently some Chinese mob have offered Sanchez £900k a WEEK. Now if that’s true, and he’s not bothered about winning shit, he’d be daft to turn it down.

    That’s IF IT’S TRUE!

  • Menace

    Chelsea start v Spuds with 12. Atkinson playing in midfield with the whistle.

  • WalterBroeckx

    That Alexis rumour was spread by someone with the name of Jack Eechang. Or Jacky Chang. I didn’t know the actor was also doing some selling and buying players work…

  • Clearly offside plus a foul in the build up . Bloody Ref ‘s .

  • I truly believe if we had Hazard we would win the league .

  • Just what we need a Chelsea fade and a Goon revival . Excellent timing .!

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    The signing of the 20 year old Cohen Bramall by Arsenal from a non League side club for developmental project is good. It’s a gamble Arsenal have put their bet of £40,000 on. Let’s hope the gamble will come off at the end of the day with immerse dividend yield.

    Notwithstanding, what a die hard Arsenal supporter like myself is eagerly awaiting to hear Le Prof has done for Arsenal during this our second half of this season’s campaign, is to read the news on arsenal.com announcing that he has signed a new high grade top quality attacking midfielder for us before Arsenal take on Swansea City next week at Liberty Stadium after they have dismissed Preston North End away from the 3rd round of this season’s FA Cup campaign.

    After watching the Gunners played in their 2 PL games at home against Crystal Palace and away to Bournemouth last night, I came to the conclusion in my mind that Arsenal need to urgently brings in another midfielder, an attacking one to be precised. Xhaka, despite his assist at the Vitality Stadium which lead to a goal for us there, he looked to be erratic in his performance for Arsenal last night against AFC Bournemouth. He carelessly gave away a penalty which if he has waited a bit the Cherry on the ball would have ran the ball away out of our box to Xhaka’s left then he could apply his tackle. Apart of misplacing most of his passes under pressure by the opponent player and also committing numerous infringements, his corner kicks which he took for Arsenal in the game were woeful before the Ox stepped in to start taking them.

    We missed Ozil’s accurate inswinger or outswinger corner kicks for Arsenal last night. What beat me is Ozil’s audacious corner kicks for Arsenal has no any rub off effect on Xhaka and even the Ox.

    If Le Prof will not call back Jack Wilshere back from his loan spell which I think he won’t because he doesn’t break loan deal agreements with clubs save the other way round, he has to then sign a top class midfielder who can deliver result for Arsenal in their numbers so that our PL campaign will not suffer anymore glitches as from our away game to Swansea. For, we are still very much in this season’s title race. We must not be out of it because the right thing wasn’t done at the tight time.

  • SAA. Wise words !

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Master Tony, if you wouldn’t mind, can you please possibly search through your comment achieves to see if you can find where I once commented in one of my past comment postings that, what are Arsenal scouts at London Colney scouting for Arsenal to have missed scouting Dele Ali for us when he was at MK Don and allowed theTotts scouts to have scoutted him for Spurs?

    Dele Ali who demolished Chelsea ambition this night at White Hart Lane and stopped them in their excesses to break Arsenal’s 13 PL games winning run in a single season this night, which they equalled early this week and also are aspiring to equalled our all-time 14 PL games winning run across 2 season, Dele has all the hallmark potential to become a top top attacking midfielder written all over him. But yet our scouts at London Colney failed to see this potential written on him to scout him for Arsenal. This is appalling!

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Master Tony, if you wouldn’t mind, can you please possibly search through your comment achieves to see if you can find when I once commented in one of my past comment postings that, what are Arsenal scouts at London Colney scouting for Arsenal to have missed scouting Dele Ali for us when he was at MK Don and allowed theTotts scouts to have scout him for Spurs?

    Dele Ali who demolished Chelsea’s ambition this night at White Hart Lane and stopped them in their excesses to break Arsenal’s 13 PL games winning run in a single season, which they’ve equalled early this week and also are aspiring to equalled our all-time 14 PL games winning run across 2 season, Dele has all the hallmark potential to become a top top attacking midfielder written all over him. But yet our scouts at London Colney failed to see this potential written on him to make them to scout him for Arsenal. This is failure by our scouts is appalling!

  • Leon

    So we’ve ended the holiday period gaining a whole point on Chelsea, albeit at the expense of our top four spot, but that’s retrievable. I think that has to be the target now, with an outside chance of actually winning the PL.
    I’m up for the cup myself, I love this competition.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Pls UA readers, add the letter ‘s’ to read across 2 seasons and not across 2 season in my last comment. And also pls remove the conjunction ‘is’ from my last closing sentence in my last comment posting to read, this failure by our scouts is appalling. And not this is our failure by our scouts is appalling.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Shoot, thanks for your acknowledgment,

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Leon, pls don’t worry but be assured and have faith in Arsenal. They can still win this season’s PL title as they are not out of it but are still very much in it.

    If Le Prof will do the needful by signing 1 top attacking midfielder or in the alternative recall his loanee who has hit top form to enhance the on ground capacity at the Gunners’ midfield, and Arsenal will not lose any PL game again till season’s end and in the process win 15 or 16 games out of their remaining 18 PL matches to gather up a total 89 of 92 points, the title trophy is theirs to lift.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Pls it’s 89 or 92 points and not 89 of 92 points typographical miss typed.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Pls it’s 89 or 92 points and not 89 of 92 points as I typographically miss typed.

  • Gord

    SAA @ 10:49pm

    I doubt it happens.

    You can use Google to just search a single site. If you were looking for the word “TERM” at untold-arsenal.com, the search

    site:untold-arsenal.com TERM

    would produce such a search.

    You can also use quotes (single or double quotes, but matching) to try and limit your search to things which must have the term in quotations.

    Whatever Google searches (or puts into a search query) gets “stemmed”, which is one thing which surprises people. The object of stemming, is that the search now becomes independent of singular/plural and concepts of time. Mice and mouse should both show in a search for either term, and marry and married should also both match a search for marry.

    Putting multiple words (such as two words) into a quoted search query, only guarantees that the second term comes after the first term.

    For example, searching for “the jerk” will find a hit from “the chef was making Jamaican jerk chicken”.

  • para

    Jon Toral
    He needs to be brought back to Arsenal and nurtured.

  • It means that you cannot always get the next shiny thing for yourself. Get a grip Sam and count your blessings at arsenal.

  • Flares

    Leon,

    Assuming you’re taking the holiday period as the three games starting from Boxing Day, we’ve made up the same single point as Liverpool, whilst City haven’t made up any points at all. The big winners are the Totts and Untied, who’ve both caught up by three. Obviously these huge gains have triggered breathless and excitable talk on the terraces about challenging for the title, as per.

  • Adi Samuel .C

    i am still seeing arsenal trophiless this season because we have not corrected our mistakes.It is a pity that we are playing good football but are not winning throphies. our partern of play have drastically gone down, we are no longer faster on the game compared to the invisible.the much youthful players are affecting our game.the invisible were men and that is why they play good football and at the same time they win throphies and play 49 unbeaten runs. But what we have now is team B of the invisible.I waiting for criticism but the fact remains that we will struggle for TOP 4 this season.Until LE PROF retired or resign no trophy for arsenal fans

  • Adi, no one will criticise you for having an opinion, but this site was specifically set up as a home for people who like to debate facts, and facts come from an analysis of a total situation. There are many, many sites – indeed thousands of sites – that love opinions, and of course they get lots of contributors because anyone can have an opinion. I might have the opinion that the moon is made of cheese, and if there were an astronomy site based on opinions I could express that there.

    Quite why football has gone out on its own and valued opinion above evidence based facts has puzzled me and I have suggested of late that it might be to do with sheer laziness on the part of journalists – but of course there might be other reasons.