11 responses

  1. Bernard
    02/07/2019

    You must add to Zaha’s goal tally the number of Penalties he’s obtained by diving.

  2. nicky
    02/07/2019

    @Sir Hardly,
    Re your excellent post, I like your (c) above.
    It’s happened so many times in Arsenal’s history.

  3. jod
    02/07/2019

    Not sure how many defenders Arsenal need but the defence is a mess. You can perhaps compare the situation to when Klopp took over at Liverpool. He had a team that was great going forward and could score for fun but with a defence like a wet paper bag. He solved that by selling Coutinho, not replacing him, and spending the £120m on the defence (primarily on Van Dijk). Seems to me Arsenal are in a similar situation, plenty of firepower but letting far too many in. So why you would be after Zaha when you have limited funds baffles me. On his day he can be brilliant, but he doesn’t have enough of those days and he’s not going to do anything to cut down on the goals going in at the other end.

  4. Gord
    02/07/2019
  5. goonersince72
    02/07/2019

    Sir Hardly

    “Anyway, would we really spend all the budget on one guy, and then wait for sales of other players to go through before having a penny more to spend on anyone? It appears a bit risky. But maybe Arsenal are sure the deal will be turned down and so are encouraging it to deflect from a deal they are really doing. Or maybe despite everyone running the story, maybe it is still just a fantasy.”

    Absolutely, positively, the nail has been hit on the head. Thanks for that.

  6. goonersince72
    02/07/2019

    Gord

    Ha ha ha. thank you so much. Hadn’t checked your link until after my post but now I can’t stop laughing. An 18 kid you never heard of is getting the splash you’d expect for a Ronaldo, Brasilian or Portuguese. If other readers haven’t been to the AFC site it’s worth a look if you need a laugh. And omgarsenal, if you’ve seen it, this is exactly what I mean about the lying ownership. Sir Hardly! This could be the secret deal they were deflecting attention from. You can’t make it up, lol. In any case, COYG, whoever you are!

  7. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    02/07/2019

    Whatever be the case as Arsenal moves further forward in the transfer market this summer window after completing the signing of the Brazilian starlet Gabriel Martinelli for £6m. Who hopefully could turnout to be either the retired famous Brazilian footballer Ronaldo or the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo for Arsenal. Hmmm.

    Anyway, considering Arsenal transfer budget this summer window is presently stood at £48.5m after selling David Ospina to Napoli this summer. And haven spent £6m out of the £48.5m to sign Martinelli, a balance of £42.5m is left in the club’s transfer kitty until some Gunners are sold which will see the transfer kitty increased.

    Nevertheless, doubtfully, Arsenal could sign Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer if he’s so needed at the club. But until Arsenal sold a Gunner who commands a large amount of money in transfer fee paid to Arsenal, say for instance, PEA before Arsenal can sign Zaha.

    But why will Arsenal sell Aubameyang for say over £70m to a top Premier League club side or a Chinese Super League club only to end up spending a large chunk of the money to sign Zaha. Doing that by Arsenal will amount to incoming transfer insanity in my opinion. But does my opinion count at Arsenal? Zaha is not a top regular many PL goals scorer and many assist giver even at Crystal Palace where he’s currently playing.

  8. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    02/07/2019

    Whatever be the case as Arsenal moves further forward in the transfer market this summer window after completing the signing of the Brazilian starlet Gabriel Martinelli for £6m. Who hopefully could turnout to be either the retired famous Brazilian footballer Ronaldo or the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo for Arsenal. Hmmm.

    Anyway, considering Arsenal transfer budget this summer window that presently stood at £48.5m after selling David Ospina to Napoli this summer. And haven spent £6m out of the £48.5m to sign Martinelli, a balance of £42.5m is left in the club’s transfer kitty until some Gunners are sold which will see the transfer kitty increased.

    Nevertheless, doubtfully, Arsenal could sign Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer if he’s so needed at the club. But until Arsenal sold a Gunner who commands a large amount of money in transfer fee paid to Arsenal, say for instance, PEA before Arsenal can sign Zaha.

    But why will Arsenal sell Aubameyang for say over £70m to a top Premier League club side or a Chinese Super League club only to end up spending a large chunk of the money to sign Zaha? Doing that by Arsenal will amount to incoming transfer insanity in my opinion. But does my opinion count at Arsenal? Zaha is not a top regular many PL goals scorer and many assist giver even at Crystal Palace where he’s currently playing.

  9. omgarsenal
    02/07/2019

    Goonersince72….what part of us bringing in an 18 year old is proof that our owners lie? Here are the questions you SHOULD be asking at this moment;

    1) Is this the last signing we’ll make…..if so, many of us will be surprised but not disappointed,

    2) If this was a red herring, it has been well planned, as they b egan talking about us getting Martinelli for over 4 weeks.

    3) Why the unrelenting negativity and sarcasm about a new signing, regardless of whether he’s a proven ¨star¨ as the media like to repeat, or a neophyte with sufficient skill to get into the Brazilian team (no mean feat)?

    If you’re such a magnificient supporter, then show us by reserving your caustic criticism and biding your time like we all do.

  10. Brickfields Gunners
    03/07/2019

    Welcome , Gabriel Martinelli to the Arsenal . This looks like a shrewd investment for the future . Hope he becomes a valuable asset for us.

    And seeing that he has already been called to the BRAZILIAN first squad, I am of course assuming that they too rate him highly. I probably would pooh pooh this if he was from one one of the home countries , as they are all crap.

    For me Zaha , may not be worth it , as with his constant ‘going to ground’ when tackled or breathed upon , will surely get him booked or sent off frequently . Am basing this assumption sorely on the PIGMOB’s love for us !

    But an addition of an old head like Cahill may give us some good cover in defence . Especially on a free transfer .And he has learned enough of the dark arts to add some steel and cynicism to our play.

  11. goonersince72
    03/07/2019

    omgarsenal

    Firstly, why the personal criticism? And what exactly is “a magnificent supporter” that you claim I think I am? Secondly, why the attempt to silence my opinion and what gives you the right? Seems you might have a “magnificent” opinion of your own importance to the Arsenal/Untold Arsenal world.

    To the facts: AFC just made an overly hyped announcement of the signing of an 18 year old whose name hasn’t exactly been on the lips of world football. As a supporter, of course I hope he comes good. However, in this window, at this juncture of reality v. the expectations of the fans, when we’re all wondering how the Club can improve without much money to work with, they give us “WELCOME TO ARSENAL, GABRIEL MARTINELLI”. And, I’m not joking, “Lights, camera, action/Gabriel Martinelli’s first day”.
    All the trappings of a major, big name signing without the big name. Joke. More over the top than the signings of Ozil and Sanchez, without the CV.

    And, by the way, I won’t be minding your directive to reserve my caustic criticism. Only Tony Attwood has editorial authority on this site.

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