40 responses

  1. John Kelly
    20/06/2017

    Believe what you see and not what you read or hear half of those listed are gone bought or sold on but not to Arsenal. Seems to me its just to get Arsenal fans excited over nothing. See same old Wenger policy and in the same period Stan the main shareholder making money what a lousy agenda.

    • Tony Attwood
      20/06/2017

      John Kelly I would love the same old Wenger policy of buying world cup winners and a top South American player to play alongside them.

  2. Arindam Barthakur
    20/06/2017

    As usual Wenger wouldn’t sign any high profile player n would end up with the likes of some average players who are rejects of other clubs

    • Tony Attwood
      20/06/2017

      Arindam, that is a very interesting comment. I suppose the “usual” you refer to in terms of no high profile players, would include Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mert, Petr Cech, Xhaka… yep those world cup winners in that list are pretty low profile, you’re right.

  3. MickHazel
    20/06/2017

    All these rumours have to start somewhere.
    My question is in order for a rumour to be a legitimate rumour does said rumour have to have been started by a fit and proper person such as a newspaper reporter or agent or blog writer, or can any old Tom, Dick or Harry start one?
    If anyone can start one I might think of a good one and join in the fun.

  4. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    John Kelly

    By “Same Old Wenger” do you mean the one that just won his 5th trophy in 3 years?

    Indeed, what a lousy agenda.

    I’d much rather have Liverpool’s or Spurs’s Agendas as there obviously working much better.

  5. ScotchEggsRule
    20/06/2017

    Are you seriously claiming the Charity Shield as a trophy? lol

  6. Ben
    20/06/2017

    why not? Chelsea claims the shield as a trophy.

    http://www.chelseafc.com/the-club/history/style/trophy-cabinet.html

  7. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    ScotchEggsRule

    “Are you seriously claiming the Charity Shield as a trophy? lol”

    Well to be honest I wouldn’t of normally but if it’s good enough for the ‘Special one’ who is a mere mortal like me to argue?

    James Ducker
    25 February 2017

    Asked at his press conference on Friday how significant winning his first trophy as Manchester United manager would be, Jose Mourinho corrected his inquisitor. “A second,” he said, politely but pointedly.

    “We won the Community Shield, not a major trophy, but a trophy.”

    As an insight into Mourinho’s mind-set, it was telling. To the Portuguese, every competition matters…….

    Obviously not to you though, it seems Mr Eggs.

  8. Leeroysgooners
    20/06/2017

    Same transfer window different year same old modern day arsenal getting left behind so sad to see my club act the same way over and over again brings a tear to my eye….

    • Tony Attwood
      20/06/2017

      Leeroy, this time loop that you are stuck in… there must be some way out of it. I mean, most of us don’t feel it.

  9. Leon
    20/06/2017

    MickHazel
    They usually start with agents.

    ScotchEggsRule
    Is somebody claiming the Charity Shield as a trophy? I must have missed that one again. I know it’s embarrassingly on the club’s role of honours, but most supporters only see it as a pre season warm up soon forgotten.

  10. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    Right, so now we’ve got that little misunderstanding out of the way, perhaps Mr Kelly would like to explain what’s got him so upset about our 5 trophies in 4 years.

    I did mistakenly say 3 but I meant 4 years, obviously, although of course we did sneak a runners up spot in there, which apparently, when Liverpool and Spurs do it is a magnificent achievement. Not when we do it alas it seems.

  11. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    Leon

    “Is somebody claiming the Charity Shield as a trophy?”

    Yep, that Someone’s Mourinho. Who am I to argue?

  12. Leon
    20/06/2017

    Nitram
    I thought ScotchEggs was suggesting somebody here & today was claiming this trophy.
    He’s a refugee from The Mail’s comments sections though isn’t he, so any BS goes on there.

  13. Josif
    20/06/2017

    @Arindam Barthakur

    I guess you have been watching Arsenal since…2016?

    Dennis Bergkamp was mocked at Inter that, at some point, certain flop of the week column was named “Bergkamp of the week”. Bruce Rioch signed him from Inter and…you know what happened next.

    Patrick Vieira was roting in AC Milan’s reserves despite being a Ligue 1 side Cannes captain at the age of 19. Vieira was signed by Arsene Wenger and…you know what happened next.

    Thierry Henry was struggling for game time and with the wing position at Juventus of Carlo Ancelotti. He scored three goals during his spell at Juventus and Juventus couldn’t wait to get rid of him after just six months of football. He was signed by Arsene Wenger and…you know what happened next.

    You see, three arguably best players in the Arsenal history (I don’t verify any choice that doesn’t see three of them among Top 5) were “rejects” of three greatest Italian clubs. What is even more fascinating, each one of them played their best football under Arsene Wenger and each one of them had played under top managers (for national team and clubs).

    In a way, both Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez were respectively Real Madrid and Barcelona rejects. Same could be said for Petr Čech. If you asked an average Arsenal fan who are three Arsenal world-class players, these three would easily slot in Top 5 with Laurent Koscielny and Hector Bellerin (a Barcelona reject) probably having the edge over Čech based on the current form even if Čech won The Golden Glove in 2015-16.

    That’s why I think you watch Arsenal since 2016.

  14. Leon
    20/06/2017

    Josef
    Agree with much of what you say, but you’re putting Kos ahead of Campbell, Adams, Bould,,Keon & O’Leary. And Bellerin was only sixteen when we got him from Barca, so hardly a reject.

  15. Leon
    20/06/2017

    Sorry Jossif not Jossef

  16. oj charleston
    20/06/2017

    Wenger should by signing player not after good players are gone he will be telling us no good player in the market. Trophy is a trophy.

  17. Josif
    20/06/2017

    @Leon

    Sorry, I meant three current world-class players.

  18. jjgsol
    20/06/2017

    The window is not even open yet and we are already condemned for not buying the better players.

    I repeat what I asked a couple of days ago, in other words, how many of our signings in recent years have turned out to be bad players?

    What makes one proud as a gooner is the fact that our business is conducted in private and time after time the players that we sign, whilst possibly not on the tip of the tongue of your average blogger, have turned out to be positive signings.

    So, no doubt someone will ask, why have we not won the league? Good question.

    Apart from Leicester, whose feat almost everyone agrees was a one off fluke, the title has been won by teams that have spent vast amounts indiscriminately, and have been able to fill their teams with large numbers of already established players.

    By the way, there is no point in looking at net spend and suggesting that we have spent more.

    Those teams have been able to keep their net spend down by selling the players they bought for a fortune, for a fortune.

  19. jjgsol
    20/06/2017

    Just out of interest, how many bloggers had heard of Santi Cazorla before we bought him?

    This is a player who most gooners recognize as one of or event the best player for a number of years now and whose absence has made such a big difference.

  20. Goonermikey
    20/06/2017

    I am heartily amused by people who seem to live in the internet world of instant gratification.

    By virtue of their being able to win the league on their PS4 and sign the best players in the world at the drop of a hat, they seem to think the same should happen in the real world. It’s so sad to read the puerile nonsense spouted by some people who seem to have completely lost touch with reality. It seems thaye just cannot get to grips with the idea that the world doesn’t actually revolve around massaging their ego’s.

    Solution: Mr Wenger really must get a PS4 (and a job in MacDonald’s) then perhaps he could be as good as them………

  21. para
    20/06/2017

    Now Messi has decided to follow Ronaldo and come to PL.

    I will join Arsenal if he joins Manu, i will follow him, he cant run; “itt iss the only way to prove to im that i am ze best”, he said with a smile. 🙂

  22. Flares
    20/06/2017

    It absolutely is an achievement for Spurs to finish second and less so for Arsenal, simply because we are one of the top three clubs in England (alongside Manchester United and Liverpool), therefore are expected to win tin pots every season. Second isn’t really good enough if you’re the Arsenal, but for Spurs fans it’s a three day erection.

  23. Goonermikey
    20/06/2017

    @ jjgsol

    Quite agree with most of what you say. However, if you look at net spend and points gained, you will find that we have actually achieved much more under AW than those megabucks clubs!

  24. Flares
    20/06/2017

    Ozil wasn’t a Madrid reject, but he was a victim of circumstance. The option to purchase Bale became available and Madrid took that option, which required an outlay of 100 million Euros. They’d already raised around 60 from the sale of Higuain and others, but the additional acquisition of Isco, Casemiro and Carvajal necessitated raising even more funds. Ozil leaving didn’t impress the players and was seen as a surprise choice. Mourinho has called him ‘the best number 10 in the world’, and I’m sure Wenger was delighted to get him for that price; fast forward a couple of years and players who aren’t fit to lace his boots are changing hands for £40-45m.

  25. Josif
    20/06/2017

    @jjgsol

    I had heard about Santi Cazorla before he signed for us. I still remember his last-minute free-kick at Santiago Bernabeu. It was an equalizer Iker Casillas, arguably one of the greatest goalkeepers ever, couldn’t stop. Ambidextrous wizard.

    Speaking of ambidextrous wizards, how many people had seen Aliaksandr Hleb taking set pieces with his left foot while he was playing for Stuttgart?

  26. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    Flares

    “It absolutely is an achievement for Spurs to finish second and less so for Arsenal, simply because we are one of the top three clubs in England (alongside Manchester United and Liverpool)”

    Depends what your parameters are for that statement.

    Could you explain them?

  27. alan hodge
    20/06/2017

    and why no mention of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
    surely the best available striker right now.

  28. goonersince72
    20/06/2017

    Flares – agree with your posts. The Club’s priority should be retaining it’s best players. Pay Ozil and Sanchez whatever it takes on a weekly; there is no transfer fee involved. There is no one available this window close to those two in ability and body of work. Without UCL football on offer AFC will have to pay over valuation to bring in a star player anyway. Who’s available? Lacazette? Can’t get a game behind Giroud for France. When is he first team for the Arsenal? Mbappe? Spend the money on Ozil, Sanchez and maybe the Ox. I’m sure the kid will be everything being said about him in time. Today, this minute, where do you spend the money- the kid or Alexis Sanchez? I know how I’d spend it but it’s not mine to spend. And where’s the next Santi if he can’t recover? A lot to be addressed before chasing ‘maybes’ in the window. unless there’s a Vieira out there.

  29. Matt
    20/06/2017

    http://www.totalsportek.com/money/english-premier-league-wage-bills-club-by-club/

    This link will explain why Tottenham finishing 2nd is more of an acheivement than Arsenal finishing 2nd.

  30. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    Matt

    So Money matters then.

    And for 10 years there I was thinking it didn’t.

  31. Matt
    20/06/2017

    Maybe you’re not as smart as you think you are.

  32. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    Matt

    I don’t think I’m smart, maybe that’s just you?

    Just wondered why you see money as relevant when for years it wasn’t.

    Perhaps rather than sarcasm you could explaining that? Or maybe you cant.

  33. Matt
    20/06/2017

    Who said money isn’t relevant in football?

    I have always believed there is a correlation between money and success. They teams that win more often than not prove this.

    You should try Mindfulness it gives you perspective and make you realise that football in not worth getting angry about.

  34. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    Matt

    One minute you accuse me of thinking I’m smart, the next that I’m angry.

    I should give up on the physco-analysis if I where you, because you know less about that than you do football.

  35. Nitram
    20/06/2017

    Flares

    I’m still waiting for you to explain your earlier statement that ‘Arsenal are one of the top three clubs in England (alongside Manchester United and Liverpool)’.

    What exactly are you talking about?

    Liverpool haven’t won the league for heading towards 30 years now, and have won 1 CC in the last 10. How does that qualify them as one of the ‘top 3 Clubs’?

    I really am looking forward to your explanation.

  36. Opito Donald
    20/06/2017

    Selling players would bring us more problems but buying a quality of one or two would now put us on the list of clubs who are ready to take trophies!

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