January Transfer Window: Three Players To Leave Arsenal

By on January 5, 2011

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So the transfer window is open, and yet again all the wheeling and dealing will begin once more. For our beloved Gunners, I don’t think we would be doing much buying this time around. Traditionally Arsene does not buy in the January transfer window, with the exception of Reyes and Arshavin. What the Professor does during this time is to let some players go out on loan or even for sale.

There are several candidates who would be possibly leaving the club for good at this time. It looks like Manual Almunia is almost sure to leave the club with a trip back to his native Spain the most likely destination. Although not many would agree with me but he has served us well in his time with the Gunners. I remembered he has kept us in a few games especially in the 2008/09 season. However after his calamitous game against WBA at the start of last season, he never did seem like the same player. More often than once, his goalkeeping errors have cost us the game so thank you Manual, hope you have a good future away from the Emirates.

Another one who looks likely to be leaving is Nicklas Bendtner. I know Arsene rates the young Dane very highly but lack of playing time will dictate his move away. For me, he is never good enough to be the main attacker for the Gunners, which he thinks he deserves to be. His last game against Wigan, which may proved to be his last for us, again showed he lacked the performance needed to be the top striker for us. No doubt he has scored a couple of important goals for us but unfortunately he is just not consistent enough. So Nicklas, good luck and we wish you all the best.

Lastly, there are reports Bolton wants to loan Carlos Vela for the rest of the season. I think it would be best if we were to sell him outright but a loan deal would be good as well. We may even get Gary Cahill as part of the deal. That would be ideal. Carlos has had his opportunity at the club and like Bendtner, it doesn’t seem like he is going to cut it. He may do well in some other clubs but with the glut of attacking talent at Arsene’s disposal, he is just the fat that needs to be cut away. Again, good luck to you Carlos.

Tomorrow, we look at some possible additions to the squad should Arsene decide to bring out the cheque book.

Submitted by The Arsenal Kid

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21 Comments

  1. Romano

    January 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Vela should get more time to play. At 21 he’s ripe to get the clock ticking to his favor. Arsenal will be disappointed in a few tournaments if its let go.

  2. James Wong

    January 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    When Wenger signed Vela,he was touted as wc talent. Due to injuries and lack of playing time he is now allowed to leave. He has found the epl too physical. Wenger should know when you get players under 180cm.the y are bound to be bullied.
    Fast back to the invincibles. Most of them could not be intimidated. Perhaps Wenger has overlooked this aspect in his zeal to get technical players.
    Time for a rethink?

  3. Swagger

    January 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Bendtner has said he isn’t going anywhere.

  4. Njen

    January 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Rubbish. Nb52 aint going anywhere this winter.

  5. arsenal

    January 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    why do people stir up stories and write stuff like this?

    almunia will prob leave, and everyone knows he is finished at arsenal

    vela is questionable, he should be loaned for the rest of the season to a club like bolton and see how he copes

    bendtner should just be patient, he did great for us last year, so he has the ability. if he works hard, and stops talking, he will be a great striker, so it makes no sense letting him go, especially in january. rvps fitness is still uncertain and chamakh is still adapting to the premier league.

  6. arsenal

    January 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    if he gets a run of games (he will now with the cup games returning) im sure he will find some form and push for a regular starting role

  7. Wongani Mzumara

    January 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    i cant believe this!
    this article is absolutely….i dont even know the words for it..the only true thing about it is the almiunia part…
    bendtner is an amazing talent….wont cut it?? rubbish

  8. Nnamdi

    January 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    i dont know why people hate’s bendtner, his a good striker what he need is patients that all. i like him and his going nowhere?

  9. ak47

    January 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    written by arsenal kid? that sums this article up nicely.
    wouldnt wanna offend a child so il leave it there.

  10. FREDDY KOIGI

    January 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    What does consistency mean?

    In the whole 2010, that is January to December, Bendtner played 33 games for Arsenal, scored 15 goals and gave 6 assists.

    Among the 33 games, 15 have come this season, and he has scored 6 goals and 1 assist in those.

    Among his goals and assists, 1 goal and 1 assist were superb pieces of work against Barcelona.

    What is more, his goals are ever so important as they are either opening goals, equalizing goals or winning goals, they are rarely cosmetic goals as he is not the likes who score the 5 goal in a 5-0 win.

    Another thing, Bendtner scores and plays with both his feet and head and so he doesn’t have to turn to strike.

    If you look at some of the greatest strikers in Premier league, Didier Drogba, Robin Van Persie e.t.c, they were nothing when they were Bendtner’s age so I don’t understand why so many fans are in a rush to write him off.

    Ask me and I will tell you, Nicklas Bendtner is and will always be more effective than Marouane Chamakh in front of goal and I think we will make the biggest possible mistake ever if we let him go now as he will fetch Arsenal very little money, 3 years with this guy and he will be a £30 million striker. Many don’t see it but again, among those many, most of them were calling Nasri a kid and not good enough as recently as August 2010!. Now they are saying he is a god.

    Looking at Nasri, Fabianksi, Song e.t.c, I think the wisiest thing we can do is agree with Arsene Wenger when he calles a dirty piece of stone gold……..because usually, gold lies underneath the dust most eyes see.

  11. Adam

    January 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Ive never heard so much rubbish in my life. “Bendtner proved he isnt good enough for Arsenal against Wigan”. Bendtner has been brought through the ranks and is 10 times the player chamakh is. Bendtner is going nowhere you clown.

  12. samuel

    January 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    All rubbish as Chamakh and Bendtner are both quality Arsenal players who need to stick around as there are plenty more games to be played before season,s end in May,so no i don,t see Nicklas moving on from the Emirates ?

    • best player in the world

      January 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      what are you on about
      chamack is a gereat team player but is 2 generous and he cannot dribble well and all bendtner dus is run around but they are both half descent headers

      youuuuuu dumb hahahaha

  13. Bongo

    January 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Bendtner is an excellent player and not only does he score important goals for us he scores those match winning goals often.

    Any gooner that would be glad to see him move is an absolute fool. Name one striker of equal quality, importance and in depth knowledge Arsenal’s style of play that we could buy that would happily to sit on the bench. As often as he does and still maintain such unwavering self belief.

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  15. Eleanor

    January 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    It’s nice that you know things that others don’t. It’s one of the reasons we read blogs.

    “Three players to leave Arsenal”?

    It’s a bit of a fib when we actually read what you’ve written.

    Carlos Vela? Well, we’ve known that AW is looking to send him out on loan for days/weeks now. So, one up to you for equating “leaving” with a few months at Bolton or wherever.

    Almunia? Our third choice while he’s been injured. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go to Spain, but actually “leaving” … obviously you’ve got to have more than this. I mean … cripes. Besides “almost sure to leave to club” isn’t exactly fact. Unless you belong to the Tony Blair school of common knowledge.

    And lastly Bendtner? Well, here’s where your b*llocks really turns to sh*t. Not according to an interview he gave not so long ago when he said: “At the end of the season we can see where I am, see where the team is and how well we have done.” Again, you seem to know more than B52 himself – so, hats off to you.

    “Three players to leave Arsenal”? Only if your relationship with the truth is truly Platonic.

  16. Fab4

    January 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I think most of you are giving the author a bit of stick here. Firstly, This article is just his opinion. if he thinks these players aren’t good enough for Arsenal, thats up to him.

    Secondly, i actually agree with him that Bendtner isn’t good enough to be a first choice striker. Those who say he hasn’t been given the chance are missing the point. When he is given a start he doesn’t produce. Look at Hernandez at Utd, in and out the side but always scores important goals.

    I do like Nicko and i wouldn’t mind him staying as a 3rd choice bench warmer, but his ego won’t allow him to stay for that long.

    Vela is a weird one. He has so much talent and for the last 3 yrs i’ve been confident he’ll be a real star for us, but there just seems to be something missing.

    And it’s easy to say ‘give them a run of games and see what they can do’…but who exactly should Arsene drop to play Bendtner or Vela? RVP? Nasri? Arshavin? Walcott?

  17. best player in the world

    January 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    your all stupid
    bendtner is rubbish he is lazy and just runs around, he cannot dribble
    vela has shown great skill like against sheffield united but isn’t showing it now
    almunia is the worst keeper

  18. best player in the world

    January 5, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    who will win arsenal or city???

  19. AFC 4 life

    January 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Hernandez is pants compare to bendtner, we should get uk boarder force to have a look through his passport, in the past few games utd has been pants even john jensen or glenn helder could fit right in that team, so i don’t assumed in two games Hernandez is better then bendtner, tbh this author or whoever wrote this has a option that can be check up on sky sports website, overall vela will not make the grade as there too many good player ahead of him, hopefully he will go bolton and come back a man just like wilshire did!!

    it all about ryo miyachi !!!

  20. AFC 4 life

    January 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm


    AFC 4 life:

    Hernandez is pants compare to bendtner, we should get uk boarder force to have a look through his passport, in the past few games utd has been pants even john jensen or glenn helder could fit right in that team, so i don’t assumed in two games Hernandez is better then bendtner, tbh this author or whoever wrote this has a options that can be check up on sky sports website, overall vela will not make the grade as there too many good player ahead of him, hopefully he will go bolton and come back a man just like wilshire did!!
    it all about ryo miyachi !!!

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