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If it is in the media and about Arsenal there is a 98% chance it is untrue.

 


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By Sir Hardly Anyone

And so the transfer window failed to live up to last year’s level when around 114 players were tipped as coming to Arsenal.  This year 92 were tipped and two actually turned up leaving a success rate of 2.17%.

Now I think we should reflect that: through the whole period from May through to the end of the window the newspapers, TV and radio station and the little bloggettas that the newspapers now run in a desperate attempt to stop the drop in income, came up with 92 players who were coming to Arsenal.  And they got two right.

That is the combination of figures that I think we should all consider day by day when we look at any footballing story in the media.  For that success rate is tells us most of what we need to know about what the media is saying about any footballing issue and what they think of their readers.

If they ran their transfer rumours in the way that Untold does, as a way of pointing out how appallingly inept the rest of the media is, and the way that it treats its readers with utter and total contempt, that would be fine.  But no, these stories are present hour after hour as really truthful insights.

Yes, they say “According to…” and then fill in the name of a website that you have probably never heard of, but if you go looking then nine times out of 10 that website is actually saying “according to reports in the British media.”  It is all fantasy.

To run a newspaper or a blog based around this gibberish one has to imagine football supporters reading this as having an IQ of a passing shrimp.  And that is exactly what they do.

Just look at some of these transfers.   Probably the stand out is John Terry – John Terry to Arsenal.  Can you imagine that?  Of course there will be some people who will say “I can imagine Wenger doing that,” but let’s try and do a survey of people with a bit of understanding of football.  The old racist to Arsenal at the age of over-the-hill and then some???

And let us not forget that this was the window in which the Daily Mirror told us the deal for Cesc Fabregas to come back to Arsenal was signed, sealed, delivered and certain.

Oh yes and we were signing Gareth Bale too.

It was also interesting that none of the media were actually tipping us to sign Sead Kolašinac until he was on the plane and coming for a medical.  And this was the same as last year: not only were the tips by and large wrong, those that were right, came just before the signing actually happened.

Looking at the last day of the window events it is also worth having a look at the note made right at the start of the window about Mahrez: “He says he has an agreement that he can now leave”.  The events of the final day suggest that he didn’t.  Or at least his club didn’t think he had.   Difficult things these agreements.

And that just shows the fully extent of the perfidious of the media in reporting football.  Were we ever seriously going to sign a Chelsea striker who has been on loan to Bristol City?  I doubt it, not least because we have rather a find array of our own young men coming through, (see below).  In the end Tammy Abraham went on loan to Swansea for whom he has played three times already.

And this shows another aspect of this nonsense.  We were tipped to be signing the youngsters of other clubs when in fact we had coming through. Would we be likely to do that?

We’re going to come back and give a simplified list of the players now in the squad shortly, and here is an extract from it.

  • Alex Iwobi
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  • Jeff Reine-Adelaide
  • Joe Willock
  • Reiss Nelson

Those five players never get counted as transfers, but their emergence could well play a significant part in Arsenal’s evolution this coming season.  It is a bit like counting Santi Cazorla as a transfer when he is fit enough to play again.  Some people get very angry about the “just like a new transfer” stuff, but he certainly is going to make a difference when he returns.  Just as those five will do at some stage this season.

But back with all the gibberish, we didn’t sign Kasper Schmeichel  to “solve our goalkeeping crisis.”  Wojciech Szczesny didn’t come back either, although since he is on the list perhaps we ought to say that Jack Wilshere did return and is being given one more chance.  But that transfer return wasn’t really tipped; it was a survey of Arsenal supporters which found that most of them wanted him back.

Here’s the list as it ended.  I am sure we missed loads more – it is here as a point of record, and as a reminder.  If it is about football, and it is reported on the media, there is a 98% chance that it is a lie.

 

No Player Club Notes
 1 Tammy Abraham Chelsea  Currently on loan to Bristol City
UPDATE Aguero Man City The deal is that we can have him in return for Alexis!  Paul Merson seems to think this is the deal. It returned on the last day of the window too.
3 Alcantara Barcelona Has requested a transfer to get more playing time.
4 Marcelo Allende  Deportes Santa Cruz  Had 3 trials, training with first team.  Signing today!  Actually that was two weeks ago.
5 Marco Asensio Real Madrid Man U, Roma, Liverpool, Arsenal interested with last two battling it out.  He’s 21, unhappy at Real Mad. Deal is now on.
6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund £80m to replace Alexis.  Man U want him
7 Carlos Bacca AC Milan He’s 32 years old.  Was going to WHU
8 Gareth Bale Real Mad Stan Collymore tipped this one.
9  Ross Barkley  Everton  Been there since 2010 and played 150 games – does he really want to come? Arsenal fighting Man U and Tottenham
10 Aymen Barkok Eintracht Frankfurt According to R E Ports
11 Karim Benzema Real Mad Definitely going to either AFC or Chelsea.  Star says replacement for Alexis.  Latest it will be a swap deal
12 Sander Berge Genk Everton, Monaco and Sevilla all want him
13 Andrea Belotti Juventus Sadly he has just signed a new contract
14 Yacine Brahimi  Porto He’s 27 and plays for Algeria.
15 Marcelo Brozovic Inter Arsenal “weighing up a move for the Croatian midfielder” in order “revamp” the team (!!!) Scouts watching him.  Wenger likes him.
16 Joel Campbell Return Loan period ending; but he’s injured
17 Iker Casillas Porto To solve our goalkeeping “crisis”
18 Hakan Calhanoglu Bayern Leverkusen
19 Kingsley Coman  Juventus On loan with Bayern this season
20 Max Cruse Werder Bremen Only played in Germany and is “troubled”
21 Juan Cuadrado Juventus Arsenal made £17.6m bid
23 Mousa Dembele  Celtic 32 goals in 48 games last season
NEW Julian Draxler PSG Kylian Mbappe is off to PSG so Draxler is offered for £40 million.
UPDATE Virgil Van Dijk Southampton Helps us play a back 3 all the time.  A prime target because “Arsenal’s defence is so fragile”.  Sun announced last min bid
26 Ederson Benfica 23 year old to replace Cech
27/28 Danilo and Silva Paços de Ferreira Arsenal scouts are watching them even though they no longer play there.
29 Pontus Dahlberg Gothenburg “Being keenly watched” or “do we need another keeper?
30 Oghenekaro Etebo Feirense Scored 4 goals in Olympics
NEW Jonny Evans WBA Man City and Arsenal making last min bid
32 Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Daily Mirror says its a deal
33 Fabinho Monaco Played 67 times for Monaco
34 Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig He’s Swedish and he’s 25 years old
35 Jose Luis Gaya  Valencia Man City winning the race
36 Ben Gibson Middlesbrough £30m.  Tottenham want him.
37 Aleksandr Golovin CSKA Moscow Going cheap at £10m.  AFC in the final stages of buying him.
38 Leon Goretzka Shalke £21m, 1 yr left on contract.  Wanted to replace Ozil (Most quoted story by far).  He said “I’m not impressed by newspaper reports.” “Arsenal are keen” (Sport Bild).
39 Robert Green Leeds He was their 1st choice, now they’ve bought someone else, so want to unload him on us!!!
40 Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Man U don’t want him after all.
41 Amine Harit Nantes Arsenal have given him a trial.  He is 19-years-old
42 Dalbert Henrique Nice Inter want him. He’s played 33 times for Nice.  Although an old story this one has just popped up again
43 Lorenzo Insigne Napoli Liverpool! are on alert!
44 Jakub Jankto Udinese To play alongside Xhaka.  Arsenal set to sign him.  TalkSport say it is about to happen.
45 Jorginho Napoli Arsenal warned not to hang about by agent
46 Naby Keïta RB Leipzig Has refused to sign a new contract
47 Simon Kjaer Fenerbache Both Inter and AC Milan are after him
48 Grzegorz Krychowiak PSG New in the sense that this is the first entry for him this year, but it is the third year he has been tipped to join us.
49  Koke Atl Madrid Replacement for Santi Cazorla
50 Dawid Kownacki Lech Poznan the new Robert Lewandowski’
SIGNED Sead Kolašinac Schalke The deal is announced by Arsenal
52 Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli Because Chambers and Gabriel are both leaving !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
53 Gaëtan Laborde Bordeaux He’s 23 and Liverpool want him
SIGNED Alexandre Lacazette Olympique Lyonnais Man City wanted him. At. Madrid can’t sign him  Mr Wenger spotted in France.  About to sign.  Done £45m
UPDATE Thomas Lemar Monaco Liverpool or Juventus will beat us.  No Barcelona are going to hijack the deal. No it’s Man U.  No Arsenal are making a third bid NOW! He wants to move.  £45m.  Yes we’ve made the bid and it’s been accepted. (Star Sun Express Metro),  No the deal “stalled”.  No we bid £95m.
56 Mario Lemina Juventus He’s 23, previously with  Lorient and Marseille and is flattered by Arsenal’s interest.  “Arsenal’s top midfield target”
57 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Captain of Poland, scores goals for fun.  but is he actually going to leave?
58 Romelu Lukaku Everton Absolute dead cert to join AFC
59 Kylian Mbappe Monaco The French press seem sure this is on at around €100m.  Man U have bid £120m. James Richardson: “My understanding is that Arsenal are very confident of signing Mbappe.”  Mr Wenger: We ain’t made no bid
60 Max Meyer Schalke 04 One year left on contracct
61 Alvaro Morata Real Mad To replace Alexis Sanchez – but he is more of a striker than a winger /striker.  Pld 26 scored 15 last year
62 M’Baye Niang AC Milan
63 Rihad Mahrez Leicester He says he has an agreement that he can now leave.  Tottenham & Barce want him too.  About to sign for Arsenal. Leicester want £50m. We’re only buying if Alexis goes.  No, we can buy as Roma have pulled out.
64 Nikola Maksimovic Napoli On loan from Torino but not getting regular games
65 Pedro Neto SC Braga £17m release clause.  Arsenal made bid.  Battling with Man U.
66 Henry Onyekuru  KAS Eupen He’s 19 usually plays on the left, one for the future.  Not going to WHU, but is off to Dortmund
67 Bright Osayi-Samuel Blackpool Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton and Everton wand him
68 Oguzhan Ozyakup Besiktas £20m is the fee being quoted.  He says he wants to come to Europe.  Roma have offer £13m
69 Florentin Pogba St Etienne Brother of Paul at Man U
70 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Borussia Dortmund Chelsea and Arsenal are after him according to the increasingly unbelievable Sun
71 Leandro Paredes Roma A story from last year now resurrected
72 Jordon Pickford Sunderland Although Mr W has said he is not looking to sign a keeper.  Man U, Everton and Liverpool want him.  “Bid expected”
73 Danilo Pereira Porto Juventus also want him
74 Pizzi Benfica Liverpool and Juventus want him
75 James Rodriguez Real Madrid  Juventus Milan Man U want him.  Bid made
76 Ivan Perisic Inter Man U desperate for him
77 Davison Sanchez Ajax Arsenal about to hijack Tottenham deal
78 Jadon Sancho Manc C Refused to sign Man C contract and Nelson urging him to come to London
79 Kasper Schmeichel Leicester The man to solve our goalkeeping “crisis”
80 Patrik Schick Sampdoria ‘Next Ibrahimovic’.  Expected to go to Juventus but they have not finalised the deal
81 Michaël Seri Nice Tottenham, Barcelona and PSG want him.
82 Ryan Sessegnon Fulham Tottenham had a bid rejected.
83 Leandro Miguel Pereira Silva Académica He’s on loan from Porto – and the info on him is confusing.  I think not
84 Chris Smalling.  Man U Played 153 times for Man U.
NEW Raheem Sterling Man C Offered by Man C as a last minute exchange for Alexis.
86 Wojciech Szczesny Roma loan Mr W. said that he is not looking to sign a keeper (allegedly) so everyone assumes it is Szcz’s return; but he didn’t – he left
87 John Terry Chelsea This story from the Daily Mail.  He went to Aston Villa
88 Corentin Tolisso  Lyon French international, dreams of Arsenal.  Still being mentioned.  £30m & is ready to leave
89 Arda Turan Barcelona He’s 30 years old
90 Wellington Silva Fluminese Buy back and sell on at onceto Bordeaux
91 Jack Wilshere Bournemouth 75% of guys in the pub want him back
92 Joshua Zirkzee. Feyenoord scoring 33 goals in 27 games to attract the interest of several big clubs.

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41 comments to If it is in the media and about Arsenal there is a 98% chance it is untrue.

  • nicky

    Better by far to be computer-free during each Transfer Window until the morning after closure.

  • Stephan

    Another hilarious post.
    Just so you know, Chelsea were also linked with a truck load of players,same with Man City and Liverpool.
    There is nothing special about Arsenal with regards to the Media.
    They smell blood and pounce. They’ve always done that. When Chelsea had a dismal season under Mourinho, they tore them to shreds, same with Man Utd and Van gaal.
    Stop pushing this propaganda against them and for once focus on our team!

  • Tunde

    Decent but not a very balanced analysis. The other angle would have been to look at the several failed attempts at signing some of these same players which were bungled by the club. While we agree that there are so many useless sites looking for hits, some of the rumours were not unfounded. This also does not negate the fact that the club is not doing enough to bring in quality players. I’m sure that if we did the same analysis of rumoured players and those that actually went into other PL clubs, the percentage will be much higher. Arsenal has failed and keeps failing its fans. Gazidis and Wenger ought to be sacked. How do you explain away the eventually proven rumour that Lemar was a target?

  • Goonermay68

    What is true ,And what this past few months has proved, is wenger is way past his sellby date,out of touch ,,clueless embarrassing for our once great club,No doubt you two will still stand by him,godknows why ??? EVERYTHING THATS WRONG WITH THIS CLUB NOW IS HIS FAULT. admit it !

  • Goonermikey

    @ Stephan

    There you go again. There was no claim that the media talk BS about ONLY Arsenal transfers. You made that bit up yourself and chucked in a couple of opinions………….despite the wealth of evidence before your very eyes. Why bother coming on this site if all your going to do is moan about things irrespective?

    @ Keeming

    Likewise, even you don’t like evidence, don’t read it.

  • Dom

    Goonermay68

    Le Grove is the place for you, they play little games to get a trophy and spit their venom on every thing Arsenal apart from their miserable selves. Yes, yes, you’ll fit well there 😀

  • Tunde
    You write of “several failed attempts at signing some of these same players which were bungled by the club.”
    and
    “the fact that the club is not doing enough to bring in quality players”
    These are both part of the narrative of the newspapers, but if you want to assert these points you need some evidence. Not of failed attempts but bungling. If you have it I would be delighted to publish it.

  • Some p’ple are still shocked abt sanhez staying.
    Stephan can u pliz go back to legrove

  • MickHazel

    This is absolutely definately true, it is in the Express….

    ‘Alexis Sanchez: Manchester City prepare to sue Arsenal over failed transfer – shock report

    MANCHESTER CITY could take legal action against Arsenal over their failed move to sign Alexis Sanchez, according to shock claims in Chile.’

  • Uwot?

    That’s it then.everything in the garden is rosy.no problems at all.you & your disciples are the reason our once famous club has become a mediocre laughing stock with a delusional manager & incompetent board & an absentee landlord whose only philosophy is “show me the money”.we are a slowly sinking giant who will ,unless something drastic occurs, turn into Newcastle.i despair.but youv’e only yourselves to blame.stick your head in the sand & carry on lol!

  • Hunter13

    mmm i would have taken sokratis from dortmund with my eyes closed….way better than mustafi..but the one i laughed the hardest was that we bid 70 m for assenscio…pffffff hahaha

    Stephan you are being unreasonable…

    Uwot…. arsenal? giant? when? where? lol….

  • czerwonadupa

    The one rumour we didn’t hear and one many Arsenal supporters would love to hear is that the board had put in a bid for Diego Simione or Carlo Ancelotti but just like the other dead wood in the club the person was on too high a wage to off load him to another club.

  • uwot
    remember the invisible season we signed only lehman and unfortunately we had supporters like u predicting doom.I pity ur family because every problem is the end of the world.

  • Invisible season excellent I missed it to lol

  • Tony why not start a new type of daily news paper based on fact based evidence . Sure to be a winner . Could call it the Untold Daily Truth

  • Arsenal_62

    if an alien comes to earth and just goes through only the articles published here in the last 3 months, he/she can be forgiven to assume that Arsenal have just done the sextuple and some more; along with a 1000 million profit. Everything’s rosy and no change is required. I am fairly certain more than half of the disciples here who comment regularly are just taking the piss; they are actually rival fans
    Carry on with your agenda, Tony.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Check out this article from Fox , the only news channel The Donald has 98% trust in .
    Coincidentally it’ s by the same percentage that the American people have strong opinions about their President .

    http://www.rolltidebama.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-largest-police-bust-in-arizona-history.122009/

  • Stephan

    Kwzariel

    You are still talking about the invinsibles in the year 2017?!
    The site paints Arsenal like everything is Rosy, which is a bloody lie from the pit of hell.
    Clubs who won the UCL and Domestic leagues in the last 5 years still wanna improve, still see need to get in better players cuz competition is improving.
    But we who haven’t won a major trophy in over a Decade feel we are totally fine and everyone who says otherwise is the bad person, a glory hunter.
    No top club in England has been humiliated like we have in the last Dacade. The score lines have been horrible.
    Our defense has shipped in 8 goals in 3 matches already.
    We have top players who don’t wanna sign new contracts and want to leave. We have an owner who couldn’t care less about what happens on the pitch as long as his pocket is full.
    With all this, you keep blaming the Referees, the Media and the fans.
    Does that make any sense to you?
    Fact is, if Kroenke cared about the footballing part of Arsenal just a little bit, Wenger would have gone a long time ago, we all know this.
    We are a top club, and top clubs battle for major titles. Of which we haven’t won one in over a decade. We deserve better but sadly we’ll get 2 years of the same thing, or probably worse, and you guys will still come here and say the club is moving in the right direction.
    Wenger is gonna tarnish his Legacy, should have left when the ovation was high.

  • Jammy J

    Stephan – What do you gain from coming on this website? Literally every single one of your comments is either arguing with someone, telling us how shit our manager, board and players are and complaining about every article you’ve just read. You’re obviously quite close-minded and set in your ways, so what’s the point of coming on here? You’re never going to change your opinion, so by coming on here, all you’re doing is spreading negativity.

  • Jammy J

    Arsenal_62 – Yes, we are all rival fans, trying to spread positivity around Arsenal. What unbelievably brilliant logic.

  • Mad Matt

    I lost my cool and commented this at the end of another Arsenal-bashing article from The Sport Bible:

    “You fat pieces of crap sitting on your keyboards typing this utter drivel! It was actually a great transfer window for Arsenal. We got Lacazette and Kolisinac and we kept Sanchez. Your articles have very little to do with sport and tend to be very negative. You thrive on making clubs and players look bad. You’re like insecure people who try to feel good by speaking negatively about others. You’re a bunch of spineless wimps! I can’t see you but I already know you’re fat.”

  • GoingGoingGooner

    The transfer window has closed…time to get behind the team.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    I have 98% faith in the belief that the main shareholder , the board , the manager and fans only want what is best for the Arsenal.
    No investor would ever think of screwing up his investments , but rather work towards enhancing his portfolio.
    No board would act against the best interest of the company. Rather they would look too to improve its quality. You don’ t get to eat prawn sandwiches in the executive suites for being a total fuckup.
    The manager in turn would seek to improve the team to reflect his principles and style.
    The players would play to the best of their ability to earn praise and reconisation for their efforts .That the become internationals and gain the respect of their peers and the fans.
    The fans ? Support fully the team that they lost their hearts to. So simple . Love is not love that alters, when it alteration finds .
    Most understand that there is much that they are not able to influence nor change.
    Most of us are happy when we win and down when we don’t . We get up in the hope that tomorrow will be better. Or the next season . That is how I have supported the Arsenal since 1971-72. And will continue to do so till my last day.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    The other 2% ?
    Well there is that other shareholder that I would shudder to see have his hands on this club.
    And the wackos who think that they have more understanding and knowledge than those who run the club.

  • Stephan

    Jammy J

    I honestly don’t see how saying the truth is negativity.
    Being positive about a situation that’s negative doesn’t change the situation from negative to positive.
    I just want the club we support to be better than it is now, than it has been for over a decade. Is that to much to ask?
    You’ve chosen to blind your eyes to the fact that we are one of the top 4 teams in England, and as such we should act like one.
    We have a billionaire owner who doesn’t care how the club is run as long as he gets his profit. I should think positively about that?
    We should be seen to be success driven and competitive most times.
    We’ve not been successful and competitive for any of the major trophies in a long while.
    Sorry mate, I can’t be positive about that, if you can, that’s on you.

  • Chris

    Stefan,

    be careful what you wish for….as far as I know the coach of City did not win anything. The one from Pool! has yet to win one, as for MU they won a european trophy in a leagu of also-rans. All of them are working for clubs with endless financial possibilities.

    Then, you can always contibute to them buy buying their shirst and going to their games as they are so much better than AFC. This way you’ll be happy.

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    One thing we the Arsenal supporting fans should always bear in mind is prior to every transfer window at the end of Arsenal’s season campaign, is Le Prof used to state how many new senior quality players he’ll sign for Arsenal when a new transfer window is opened to bolster his senior squad or reinforced it.

    Therefore, it’s’ not surprisng when Le Prof signed two new quality players of Kolasinac and Lacazette for Arsenal in the last summer window. For, at the end of last season, he made it publicly known in his press conferences that he’ll sign two or three new players for Arsenal this summer. And he has done that as he has signed two but could not sign up to the three due to the unforseen beyond his control. I should think.

    At the end of Arsenal’s 2014/15 season campaign, I remembered Le Prof said many times during his press conferences that he’ll not sign more than three new quality players for Arsenal to reinforced his senior team squad that finished 2nd in the table behind the ChampionsLeicester. And he did just that by signing Xhaka, Mustafi and Perez.

    Talks are been tailored around that Le Prof is more concerned about making profits for the Arsenal owner and the board members than to win titles for Arsenal. But I don’t think this allegation is true in the sense that Arsenal may not have won the desired big titles of the Premier League and the CL for over 13 seasons. But they’ve won the FA Cup thrice in the last four seasons and also won the Charity Shield thrice I think in the last four seasons too.

    I think the reasons behind the failures Arsenal have had in not winning the PL and the CL titles for more than a decade is highly connected with injury crisis some top Arsenal players have suffered at a critical period during Arsenal PL and CL campaigns. And also couple with the fact that Arsenal are not as rich as some of their PL and CL title rival clubs which would have enabled them to recruit more top key players that would have helped the club to sometimes win these two titles as their rival clubs have been winning them.

    I think having recognised this financial limitation at Arsenal, Le Prof had in the past 21 years he’s been at the club managing the club finances prudently by not over committing the funds in the club’s account on signing new key top quality players for the club always but occasionally do it when the availability of funds permit.

    It this light of signing one more key player for Arsenal in the last summer window, Arsenal have to wait until they can sell Sanchez before they’ll have the sufficient fund the need to bid for Lemar transfer to us which unfortunately got botched due to lack of time for Arsenal to persuade Lemar to come to Arsenal this summer. I am sure if there was enough time, say a week to the end of the window, Arsenal would have employed all public relation resources at their disposal to convince Lemar to sign for Arsenal this summer. More so after his transfer fee has been agreed. The Arsenal French contingent at the French national team camp would have if necessarily required come in to persuade Lermar to come to Arsenal and forget about Liverpool which zl believe Lemar will accept. But alas! There wasn’t time. Consequently, Man City and Sanchez should accept their fate and pipe down.

  • Hesbee

    Stephan
    I think you need a John Cena type attitude adjustment. It’s obvious you dont like this site and its aim to support the club, manager and the players. Why read the articles then?

  • Czer, I suspect at this point that your knowledge of UK employment law is somewhat lacking.

  • Seydlitz

    I am a long long supporter of Arsenal I cannot understand this bile being directed at the manager, I love the style of football we play it is pleasant to the eye and the team is competitive if allowed by the refs.We have won three FA cups out of four that isn’t a bad haul if we lose get over it. Stop complaining because we do not win the league every year.When I began following Arsenal the the first divistion contained many teams that now occupy the lower leagues do not wish for for change that will more than likely notdeliver what you desire.

  • Chris

    Right on Seydlitz. Good to see I am not alone….

  • Dom

    Stephan,
    Perhaps the negative situation you perceive can not be remedied in the way you would like to. Anyone that wins 3 FA cups out of 4 cannot be criticised too much.Perhaps the other big guns don’t give a damn about the FA cup…but that is another perception created by the Media for gullible fools…which I am sure you are not. My advice will always remain the same, should you be so unhappy about the Club, its Directors and its Manager and the players either bite the bullet and be a real fan or take the most logical route to happiness…go and actually support another club, one that has loads and loads of money and that will guarantee the perrenial success that you require. Bit of advice (it’s cheap) City have spent the most but i’m not really sure they will win the PL because Alexis Sanchez will not be with them. L’Pool look like winners, oh no tottenham are better, oh Man U are formidable, they’re the ones for you…definitely. Remember us when you start boasting about your future team’s success 😀

  • Wenger warrior

    Tony, Walter, brickfield and the rest of the untold keep up the good work! Your support for Arsenal should be a standard bearer for all fans!

  • OlegYch

    nice work chaps
    hopefully the ‘journalists’ at other outlets will soon pick it up, though probably not in this century

  • Walterbroeckx

    Thank you Sir for your work thuis summer

  • Jjgsol

    Is the “truth” only your truth?

    You make statements about the owner, board and manager as if they were irrefutable facts when they are nothing more than your opinions dressed up as facts.

    That is why so many if us have no time for you.

    Give us facts, proved to be so and perhaps we will take notice.

    Until then perhaps you would be better off at a site where everyone makes negative and sometimes libellous comments without a scintilla of proof to back them.

    I find that miserable people tend to be happiest when they are amongst other miserable people.

  • jjgsol

    My last comment was addressed to Stephan.

  • omgarsenal

    It has struck me that guys (gals?) like Stephan, Arsenal_62,Uwot? and other whiners, moaners, pessimists,professional bitchers, know-it-alls etc. ONLY show up when they think that bashing Arsenal,Wenger and the Club will be accepted, because we lost points. I NEVER hear them utter the slightest compliments, quote any real evidence OR use objectivity when talking about the club they supposedly love! This all leads me to suspect that;

    1)They are a pack of illiterates, based on their poor language skills,
    2)They belong to a ¨club¨ of miscreants whose sole purpose is to criticize AFC,
    3)They are likely NOT Arsenal fans but from other clubs,
    4)Their inability to read the motto on the website and understand it proves they are ignorant.

  • That’s the way to go Ozil.

  • Arsenal_62

    omgarsenal: and yes, either you are a professional troll rival fan, or a blind “supporter” who will take this club to the very bottom of the sea. Keep up the good work, either way.

  • Vivek Arulnathan

    I recently had a chance to talk to someone from the backroom staff of my local team who play in the 4th division in Germany. And he said, even at their level, they keep track of several players for positions they need to strenghten. And since they are targetting promotion and the difference in quality between the 3rd and 4th division in Germany, they are already scouting players who they can add. He said somtimes they don’t even add players to a position they want but they still scout them so if someone is affordable or interested, they can make a move.

    Now I guess, Arsenal do this at a much larger scale. They monitor players through a network of scouts and several digital mediums. I already know a majority of the players linked with any club by the media is just a figment of their imagination. I also understand why they do it. Media outlets need the money and the hits so I largely don’t pay attention to the stories. But going through your list, it is fairly easy to see that Arsenal and their vast team of scouts and analysts would have looked at more than 2% of the these players. We didn’t sign Mbappe or Lemar but it is obvious we would have scoted those players. That’s two who didn’t join but we would have been interested in.

    So the media know we are looking at more players than we are likely to bring in. Maybe all the stories don’t have the sources or the insider information but to say 98% chance of being untrue is stretching it. And I generally don’t read any UK paper other than the Guardian who I’d put at the lower reaches of the transfer rumours index. So it doesn’t take much to ignore these stories written primarily to generate hits and the resulting income. That’s it. There is no bigger conspiracy at work here. Some stories might not have sources but I am sure a big club like Arsenal would have looked at him at some point.

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