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ARSENAL TRANSFERS: Who Should Stay & Who Should Go??

Who should stay and who should go? Various forums have people criticising squad members and highlighting able replacements. I will highlight some players and add my own humble opinion.

Diaby, I have read the gangly midfielder can’t control a ball, has a poor pass and does not live up to Arsenal standards. With Diaby, as with Denilson, I feel both of these ‘midfielders’ have struggled to adapt to being holding players. Again both have had not had a consistent run in the side to gain form. Diaby I feel is heavily under rated, a talented midfielder who when fit and holding down an attacking midfield birth shows his box to box pace, strength and skill.

Denilson, is a player who does not help him self. Stray passing, rash tackling, no endeavour in chasing players. In the right team, in the right attacking role Denilson’s passing and long range shooting would make him an asset, but his frustration in an Arsenal system where he does not positionally fit means the time to go has arisen.

Eboue, a cult following for the player with no brain. Arsene’s equivalent of Winnie the Pooh. Eboue will play anywhere, any role and will give 110%…but consistency and concentration is key. Possibly due to again a lack of a run to build confidence being part of a team, but too many rash challenges, wayward finishes, being all energy and no purpose means I agree it is Eboue’s time to move on is upon us.

Special mention, Laurent Koscieleny. Fans tend to forget where this player has come from (French lower leagues) to top of the premier league action. Without injured Vermealan or Djourou, Laurent may have had more time to integrate and learn but for a first season, I personally can see a solid future stalwart strengthening Arsenal’s back four. If not for the carling cup howler Laurent’s season has been one of the better.

I get as frustrated seeing fan forums as I do watching Arsenal not winning trophies. Players are pillared in a vicious manner and hope that the players who get the brunt I have managed to give an objective overview to. A player can never be called s**t, they may just need coaching, a different position on field, a different system to play in or a different league to learn their trade.

Please comment and highlight any players you feel get an un-called for rough deal or over the top criticism.



  1. AG

    April 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    what most of you seem to forget is arsenal’s dire need of a world-class goalkeeper. chelsea have cech, utd have van der sar. we have …uhm…a polish youngster, a spaniard from the lower tiers, and a german retiree. I mean, seriously, if any other top team would field jens lehmann (yes, he was great, but that was five years ago) you would laugh at them. is it just a coincidence that arsenal have won practically nothing since lehmann left last time? don’t think so.

  2. james

    April 25, 2011 at 12:05 am

    we need to switch to 4-4-2 .sign an experienced centre back and a leader and winner in cm

  3. Ren Vassilliou aka John Michael

    April 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    When are you Arsenal Funs gonna Get it , TIME FOR CHANGE…. its been going on for toooooooooo long Arsene Wenger Bye … you have to remember most of his success came from the back of o very strong unit that George Graham put together , since Dennis Bergkamp Retired that has been our lot.. I always remember the 2006 Champions league Final , Bergkamp on the bench … i WATCH THE SPRURS GAME last week half time we were leading 3-2 Harry makes a couple of changes and they win the game, 4-4 Newcastle What can i say about that one, 2

  4. Ren Vassilliou aka John Michael

    April 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Tooooo much dead wood in the arsenal team , how can a team that is leading the game be chasing it ????? what the Fuck does Wenger say to his team at Half time ?? all we do is chase ..wither we are winning 2-0 or 4-0 , we don’t know any other way and that is down to Wenger , he has to go now….. new blood and new idea’s are require3d and a few need thier backsides kicked .. lets get everyone in find out who wants to go and who wants to stay ..and start from there .. CLEARED OUT NOW!!!!!!

  5. Arsenal Future Manager

    April 27, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Theres no need for a complete clearout all we need is:
    CB: Gary Cahill or Mertseaker or Sakho
    LB: Jan Vertonghen
    RB: Gregory Van Der Wiel
    ST: Diego Milito or Kevin Gameiro

    Cahill: is a strong leader in the back along with Vermaelen,
    Vertonghen: Strong CB, LB n DM he can push Clichy out and also provide cover for DM n CB,
    Van der wiel: Compete with Sagna
    Milito: Fox in the Box


    ——— Szczesny
    Sagna (Cahill) Vermaelen (Vertonghen)
    ——– Song – Wilshere
    Walcot — Fabregas — Nasri
    ———– RVP

    Plan B when we need to finish of game, ”Wilshere” of ”Milito” on,
    and we have two fowards on the pitch.

    ——— Szczesny
    Sagna (Cahill) Vermaelen (Vertonghen)
    ———– Song
    Walcot ——————- Nasri
    ——— Fabregas
    ——– RVP – (D.Milito)

    • johnboy

      April 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

      If you cant see the need for a complete clear out and that includes that prick Wenger,the you are a biger prick than he is.I placed a bet last April that Arsenal would not win any silverware this season,I have just collected my winnings,thanks Wenger. HA HA HA

  6. elvi

    April 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    if wenger mess summer transfer like always do, then b4 the season start he should leave…he have had many change…
    we need:
    1 GK..tim weise currently playing for bundasliga.
    nueur is booked by manu or will be too expensive for wenger.
    1 CB..cahill or vertonghen, cahill would be expensive but he will not take long time to settle in our team.
    1 MDF..j,barton…would cost less then 7m he have a fighting mentality and leadership quality what we need in our team.
    1 CF..mossa sow/podaski…would cost less then 15m good on goal.

  7. Sam

    May 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    i am a huge arsenal fan but we just need to clear out all the bad players we dont need such as bendtner, denilson, diaby etc and gain a few players such as baines, cahill, parker, hazard etc and we will be unbeatable

  8. Sam

    May 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Arsenal XI (Next Season)

    GK: Neuer Or Given
    CM:Fabregas Or Parker
    FW:Persie Or Walcott

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