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Fergie In For £10m Arsenal Target

Manchester United have joined the race to sign unknown midfielder Ricky Alvarez, according to reports. Alvarez currently ply s his trade for Argentine outfit Vélez Sársfield and has been likened to South American superstars Messi and Kaka.

News broke last week that Arsenal were set to sign the 23-year old, but Ole Ole reports that Manchester United are set to swoop for the attacking midfielder.

Velez Sársfield have resigned in losing their prized asset but have informed any potential suitors that will cost £10million to sign Alvarez.

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  1. iqay

    June 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    that is the difference btw judarsene wenger and sir fergie. D fool speculates and d wise takes action. Mr Gaz just pointed wengers foolishnes few hrs ago.

    • demongooner

      June 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      so you think it true then this story about arsenal wanting him? so that means you believe every time arsenal are reported as being interested in a player,by the media, the story is true ?
      do you not realise theres such a thing as lazy journalism, where they see a player for sale, so they write a story put arsenal in as the interested club and all off a sudden it a true story


    June 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Iqay, you a big foool, probably the most foolish on planet earth. fergie has not even sign the player yet, its only speculations. if you are that good why are you not managing a team. Idiot.

  3. henryz

    June 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    @Iqay, you a bloody he goat. stupid animal.

  4. Trennon

    June 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    um….where do yo thumb suck this stuff. Fergie is not as stupid as you! Why would he sign an unknown footballer for 10 million pounds? Especially when the player is out of contract and available for free? Plus, according to reports he already signed a pre-contract agreement with Arsenal? Catch a wake up!!

  5. John victor

    June 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Fergi should sign the player

  6. alc

    June 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    He’s out of contract and available for free. You should do some research before writing this stupid article.

  7. mike

    June 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I don’t think according to Wenger that Arsenal team gets it 95% and lacks 5%.
    Arsenal has always been likened to playing like Barcelona and while this may look real to a layman but in the technical aspect they are not.Arsenal has a lot of inconsistent players to start with.The defense is horrible.Clichy bombs forward but lacks the finishing and is always caught out of position most times stretching the defence.Same with Bacary whose crosses are poor as well.Then comes the issue of eternal triangles.In the midfield you find Busquet(Song)…the difference here is that Busquet is quick on the ball,releases the ball once won immediately to regain his stamina and help out in case they lose the ball but Song likes to shield the ball,kills attack and very slow on his approach to the over all game.Iniesta(Wilshere)..While the former has better experience we find out that Wilshere is most times too adventurous with the ball,has to improve on his tackles and has to improve on his killer pass as well as taking shots outside the box when required. Xavi(Fabregas)The edge Xavi has over him is clear..composure,shots and technique.Xavi is the master passer and knows when to hold and release the ball something Fabregas lacks at times and also he does not try flicks that may or may not work.When you watch Barcelona play,you see that they go directly or indirectly in three’s,this helps them to win the ball back when lost and also to make short and needed passes when required.There is not much diagonal passes that we play.Barcelona hunts a team down once they lose the ball unlike Arsenal that uses the space marking technique.When you hunt a team down the player with the ball makes mistakes cos he has to calcuate and no time for that.Then the forwards..Messi(Walcott)..Walcott hardly knows what is 1 or2 touch,once you give him ball even if he is choked rather than return the ball,he tends to always run with the ball,his crosses are mostly ineffective and he is very inconsistent unlike Messi who brings his fellow players into play and frees himself for the eventual pass needed to cause the damage.Walcott simply has nO technique.David Villa(Van Persie)Both are good forwards but it is far much better for a left footer to play from the flanks than in d middle because this alleviates the burden on him and avoids injuries as well.Pedro(Nasri)The problem with Nasri is that he tends to dribble all the time,hangs on to the ball too long letting opposing midfielders/defenders who have been caught out of position to return.

    The team has to dump the space marking technique and go for a quick close down.Marking is not for Song entirely but the whole team.Mark in three’s like Barcelona.The defence has to watch their positioning.Buying tall players may help but not the total solution to our conceding goals from set-pieces,if you win the ball quickly as you lose it,where will the set pieces come from?Again how tall are Barcelona players that are conquering the world?Then arsenal has to stop the funny habit of not taking shots outside the box.Goals are not only scored outside the box but deflections also could happen.We have to take more shots outside the box.The final third passes has to be shortened as the delay in this lets the opposing players return to positions,we have to be quicker in the final third,not passing diagonal all the time.Then the bench has to be improved.Often the case we panick when one or two regulars are not playing and this should not be the case.We need quality bench.Arsene Wenger also has to tell the players the truth when they underperform rather than make excuses for them all the time.This will make the players sit up.There should be quality competition in the team.Szcesney has to work on his ball distribution and speak with his defenders more often.


    Arsenal needs a central defender who is adapted to the premier league.A mobile defensive midfielder..a quick comparison can be seen in Flamini vs Song.A world class striker because Bendtner,Chamakh are not credible substitutes and do not give competition to RVP.The two flank defenders have to work on their crosses as well.Let us hope to a successful season ahead.

    • Pat Whelton

      June 2, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      Said what the majority of Arsenal Supporters are thinking. I do hope your comments are seen by Wenger. He has got to do something this closed season and I think he should start with Eden Hazard.

  8. Woshy

    June 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Mike!!!no one asked 4ur opinion.we av got so many football analyst worldwide who can tell us what Arsenal’s problem ir plus Wenger the coach!if u dont mind,why dont u visit the website 4da team dat u support en air ur useless views there!whether u like it or not,ARSENAL plays da passing game(possesion game) than any other team in Epl…idiot

  9. Blaze

    June 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    @ mike u are too much as if u read my mind this is 100% Arsenal’s problem, how i wish dis could get 2 Arsen Wenger.

  10. Timothy Nwida

    June 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I think mike says it all….. good observation man.

  11. Timothy Nwida

    June 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    ……but if truly alvez will add energy to the team pls go wenger.

  12. Olatunji alaba

    June 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    If you know is an experience player,pls go and get him now!

  13. joshua

    June 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Dont believe everything you read a week or two ago arsenal had already signed him and he was out of contract. a few days later he still had three years left on his deal and now man united want him. Dont believe anything until the clubs have confirmed anything.

  14. idris

    June 3, 2011 at 1:05 am

    you are not telling a bit of the truth,how on earth will you analys RVP the way you did,after the guy did what most player could not do over a full season in just half a season,and you claim xavi the master passer when you can analys barca’s statics well,what do they need cesc for then? you can ask yourself.

  15. random hero

    June 3, 2011 at 2:19 am

  16. Kev

    June 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

    @ mike

    Fabregas would be either played out of possition or would play second fiddle to Xavi and Iniesta.

    Dont kid yourself, the kid is good (Barcelona Youth Product Good), but he isnt the finished article yet and may never be without the right stewardship.

    Wenger is fantastic at what he does, but leaves some HORIFIC gaps with his weaknesses.

    I beleive one of those, in all honesty is building the mental attributes a player needs to be THE BEST IN THE WORLD. If this were not true, with the tallent that arsenal posses, you would have more world class players than Fab and RVP.

    Not since Henry, Viera and the invincibles have Arsenal honestly had a world beater in thier ranks.

  17. Kev

    June 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

    That was meant to say @ idris

  18. realistic tony

    June 3, 2011 at 11:26 am

    it has credibility….as we have had similar problems with fergie pinching our targets. Hopefully this is our guy…he looks quick skillful and posesses a good shot.

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