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Arsenal News: Wenger Set To Splash The Cash On Three New Signings

The month is running out quickly yet Arsenal’s only signing so far is a young bloke that’s going to singlehandedly win the league in 2020 but there are emerging encouraging reports that Wenger’s transfer kitty will be increased because the club has acquired a new property deal that is going to make the club earn big bucks, £60m apparently. Arsenal is all about their profits so we’ll have to cross our fingers and see what the Master’s degree holder in Economics is going to do.

Gervinho’s signing will probably be unveiled in the coming days but all attention has to be turned to Ewood Park because the Premier League’s most handsome captain after Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye has told the Indian suit-wearing chums at the helm of the business affairs of the club that he wants to leave. This has now prompted the club to tell everybody (Arsenal included) that Samba is now available for £12m.

Christopher Samba will be a great signing for Arsenal because he’s more or less the missing ingredient in Wenger’s defensive potion. With Cahill’s name also linked, Wenger’s proposed massive transfer war chest will be more than enough to buy both player’s without breaking sweat.

With Clichy targeted by AS Roma , Wenger may be forced to set his sights on Leighton Baines or Jose Enrique. If he want’s to take the miser’s approach, he could deploy Thomas Vermaelen as a left back but I’ll prefer the Verm to work his magic in the heart of Arsenal’s defense. There are two more months before the transfer window shuts down so we the gooners are very optimistic about every card Wenger intends to play this period.

The media Vultures have also linked Arsenal with QPR’s Adel Taarabt but I don’t think that the youngest Moroccan international retiree in history will be needed on the flanks that boast of heavyweights like Samir Nasri, Andrey Arshavin and Theo Walcott. Gervinho’s imminent arrival also means that a player like Taarabt may be surplus to requirements.

Switching over to player departures, it seems as if Arsenal’s captain is going to remain at the club because Barcelona’s number one man has declared that he wouldn’t break bank for El Capitan. He says,

I don’t know if Cesc will sign or not. We’ll offer less than €40m and if Arsenal don’t agree, then Cesc will not come. We have €45m for signings, plus money from sales. There is no more money.

This is a club that wants to get money from Aliens living on Planet Mars just to buy Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean had a great season at the Frulli for the Zebrette but if I’m blindfolded and I’m asked to choose between Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez, I will….

Fabregas has more assists in top five leagues in last five seasons than any other player. Dani Alves, Messi and the demigod Xavi fall into the other player class. Paul Scholes had 33 assists in 17 years of service for Manchester United, Fabregas has provided over 80 assists in his seven-year stint with the club.

Now that Barcelona is getting out of the question, Arsene Wenger and the rest of the lot have to show Fabregas their intent by securing at least one trophy in the 2011/12 campaign. Nasri is also a player that has do play over the top for us next season after all his shenanigans this summer. The gooners know that they can rely on Robin van Persie to hit the net 20 times or more but the Flying Dutchman has to do well enough to stay fit.

When I became an Arsenal fan eons ago, I’ve known a lot of names that have been associated with the people running the club behind the scenes. Peter Hill-Wood has always been the chairman as far as I can remember. Names like David Dein, Ken Friar and Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith are now history but they can never be forgotten. Danny Frizman is also another icon that passed away a few months ago.

The struggle for the fulltime ownership of Arsenal Football Club has been between Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov. Mr. Kroenke bought two-thirds of the club’s shares and a takeover bid seemed on the cards but the tables have been turned a bit because Alisher Usmanov has increased his stake at the club to 29% . This means that Kroenke and the Uzbek are involved in a two-horse race to rule Arsenal.

Arsenal is the only club that dropped to fourth place in a two-horse race but I don’t think that the same principle may be applied on both billionaires. Usmanov has been on the spotlight recently for criticizing the board for their part in Arsenal’s trophy drought but I feel that he still has the club’s best interests in his heart like Mr. Kroenke, Arsene Wenger and enigma106. :)

The tweet of the day goes to WengerBoy1

@WengerBoy1: Villas-Boas’ league record at Chelsea 2011/12: W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-D-Fired

This was in the wake of the news that Porto’s treble-winning manager has resigned from his position as the manager of the club. Chelsea’s U.S.S.R. dictator is a chairman that changes managers when he’s bored so Villas-Boas should put it at the back of his head that if he wins the treble then goes trophyless the next season, he’s ass is going to be fired.

That’s his problem though. Arsene Wenger represents continuity, trust and commitment. It’s not easy devoting 15 years of your illustrious life working for a great football club, I must confess that I haven’t coached Arsenal in Football Manager for 15 FM game years.

Arsene Wenger deserves a trophy for all the hard work he has put in Arsenal Football Club. I really hope that he gets it right next season.

In Arsene We Trust.


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  1. simon

    June 22, 2011 at 10:48 am

    its all a load of bollocks, were now hearing theres problems with gervinhos deal and were going for odimwingie whatever his name is, tell you now he will buy nobody, the worst manager in the world at getting deals done, every arsenal transfer drags and drags with this bloke, useless

  2. Moses Watasa

    June 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

    The speculation linking Arsenal with Gervinho, Gary Cahill, Falcao, Chris Samba etc will remain just that – speculation until reality dawns on fans come 1st September 2010, that the Mr. Wenger and his Board never intended to sign any such quality players. There are “saints” who have invoked ‘moral issues’ to oppose a bigger Usmanov say in the running of Arsenal FC. Meanwhile, an incurably callous and rapacious Board is in cahoots with stingy Manager, presiding over the longest trophy drought in the club’s history. Usmanov feels the frustration of the fans and would free-up resources to build a squad that will return silverware and glory days to Arsenal FC. This thick-skinned group (Board and Manager) currently in-charge of Arsenal FC has nothing positive to offer the club. All they seek is to bulge their wallets with money accruing from extortionary gate-collections – ironically attained from the club’s fans.

    • Welldone

      June 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      There’s always someone who has a tiny bit of knowledge and just gets the rest wrong.
      A) This is not the longest trophy drought.
      B) the board are known to have not taken dividens in the club for a great deal of time.
      C) the window has been open for 3 weeks, most players are on holiday so deals can’t be finalised without the player.
      Look at the bigger picture and get a grip.

      • mike

        June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

        u av been paid to say this…wenger and the board are f****

      • tea kay

        June 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

        weldone welldone…i pray u and arsene b buried in a molten magma

    • TrickyDicky

      June 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      Come 1st September 2010?????
      Tell you what Moses I should stick to parting the Red Sea because there isn’t any way your going to turn time back.
      Suggest you stick to anything that isn’t football related because you haven’t got a clue.

  3. Drew

    June 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Have Faith Please

    • Carl

      June 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

      Are you Drew from Portsmouth????

  4. simon wilkins

    June 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

    moses watasa
    longest trophy drought in the clubs history? 1950 till 1970[fa cup-fairs cup] 1971-1979 then nothing till 1989.what about 1930’s till 1950[although 6 years of war in these dates means no football]

    • simonwilkinsisafool

      June 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      so we should wait 20 years before we complain? guy, you are one gullible fool to believe all the self sustaining crap that are being fed to your thick skull. Do you honestly believe that united, chelsea and barcelona will be kicked out of Champs Leag due to FFP? Get real, dude

      • simon wilkins

        June 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

        All i said was that 7 years is NOT the biggest period without a trophy.CAN you not read. i do not have a thick skull,obviously you have if you can’t read a simple post.As it happens i complain all the time but if you LOOK at our HISTORY we’ve always been tightarses in transfers.Major signings are not a part of what we do, maybe one every decade, b4 bergkamp who? charlie nicholas? b4 him who?LOOk i don’t agree with what the board would have us believe but it’s par for the course.Who would’nt want us to sign world class players but show at least a smattering of intelligence and realise that we’ve been fobbed off with the same shit for at least the 50 years i’ve been following the arsenal. if you profess to care passionatly about the club at least look into the history first. As for finances look at ”the swiss rambler” for a clear insight in the finances at wengers disposal

  5. Judith Le'Strange

    June 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

    As usual we’re being linked with this and that player but because Wenger is loath to spend decent money on players we’ll end up with the usual dross that we’ve bought for the past few years and another season without winning anything. I think it’s about time the board decided if they would rathe line their pockets and be loosers or bring in a new manager who will actuall spend the money that is supposed to be available and get decent players & forget about the cost. I know as a life long supporter I would rather start winning again but we need backbone in the team which woefully we are lacking as we do not have a definitive leader.

  6. ann

    June 22, 2011 at 11:44 am

    what de hell is wrong with arsene wenger.
    this is how speculations will go on and in the end nothing good will come out of it. i have become so fustrated with arsene wenger!

  7. JSP

    June 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Has everyone renewed their season ticket?????

    They have? Great, now all the transfers we have been linked with before they renewed can hit difficulties and fall through, I can sign 4 pre-borns, sit on the cash and watch my team finish bottom half of the table!!!

    I love being Arsenal manager, these fans are so gullable!!!

    • simon_and_sid_are_fools

      June 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      agree with you 100%

  8. Mr A Wenger

    June 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

    JSP how did you know my plan? has Pat Rice been leaking secrets?

  9. steved01

    June 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Simon – you forgot the Littlewoods Cup in ’87 that started the George Graham era…

    • simon wilkins

      June 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      sorry, how could i have forgotten charlie nicholas,getting old and more than a bit fed up with people who think the arsenals history started with arsene wenger.

  10. Arsenal Avenue

    June 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    We are waiting and hoping new good players will arrive soon. Hopefully it’s not only Jenkinson when Arsenal start the season, finger-crossed.

  11. zdzis

    June 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    That’s what happens when people are too stupid to stop and think. The official start of the summer transfer break is July 1st, then you have 2 months to spare. If anybody thinks all the other clubs have signed oh so many players, go look up the actual transfer data. There’s been little actual movement, but there’s been plenty of speculation going on. Be smart, don’t go for it. The paper boys’ job is to take the rumours, inflate them, then repeat the process until they’re blue in the face. If they hear that a former Arsenal player attends a Lille league match, they come up with “Arsenal eyeing Mr. X.” A week later it’s “Arsenal considering Lille option.” Another week it’s “Will Wenger spend big on Mr.X?” and so on, and so on until “Miser Wenger keeps the cash to himself, will not buy Mr.X.” I don’t love Wenger with his attitude, but I respect him and if he says we should wait for the big thing, I put my hands together in prayer and say “please God, not Barton.” Not: “why does this stupid ass Arsene not splash cash?!” You all make it seem like it’s only about spending. well is it? Bucks don’t play football. Bucks get shot in the woods by smart hunters. Have some decency and give due credit to the guy who’s given Arsenal the consistency it rarely ever had.
    Another point: rumours can be divided into – likely, unlikely, “wtf?” Most of the Arsenal rumours lately have been unlikely, some, like that about Barton, classify as “wtf?” Gervinho and Samba sound likely for Arsenal, just as De Gea, Young and (possibly) Sneijder sound likely for ManU. And how many of them has ferguson physically got? Zero. You know how many players ManU have officially signed in this transfer window? 1 – Phil Jones. You know how many Arsenal have officially signed? 1 – Carl Jenkinson. Who’s better off? Who’s to judge?

    • Welldone

      June 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks God, some sense!!

    • JSP

      June 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      zdzis appreciate what you say, and I will say you lay down a pretty good case. Looking at Man City and Chelsea though, both clubs that were mid table at best most seasons are now title contenders due to the money they spend.
      I pray to good they both get relegated and show money doesn’t buy success but unfortunately it looks as though those prayers will go un-answered. In a ideal word money would not buy success, but in the real word it does.
      On a personal note I’d love to see the bottom fall out of football and for the money men and mercenaries leave our shores so we get our true games back. There is nothing worse on this earth than the greed Professional footballers display, and the money men behind them. They are all scum sucking maggots!

  12. Tegisha

    June 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    i dont care if arsenal fc makes a profit of billion pounds !all i care about is winning trophy and glory!i think wenger is more talented in economics than football he should leave Afc and be a leacturer at economics school of paris

    • Enobong Samuel

      June 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      I support your comment, me too i dont care. Gunners for life.

  13. bc

    June 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Who have Chelsea signed?
    Who have Man City signed?
    Who have Spurs signed?

    When will people realise, nobody has confirmed any signings yet. Even Henderson and Phil Jones have yet to be confirmed by their clubs. Players cannot be registered until 1st July unless they are out of contract, or have been released from contract. For example Charlton tore up Jenkinson’s Contract, cos that was part of the deal. Any other announcements will be made just before or after that 1st July. Even many players that are released are in contract till 30th June. However, these players are given every opportunity to tie up deals before the money transfers start. Also why does everyone think Wenger wont pay the money? Last i heard he was Team Manager, he does not decide employees wages as he is also one, he is not an Executive Director! Neither does he set the budgets for Liam Brady and David Court to spend on academy players and facilities. He will make his recommendations then it is down to the board to sign them off and negotiate.

  14. ruelando

    June 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Yea we want the signings, but please let us wait. Some of our players need rest and to recover. i am however hoping that wenger get the people he wants early in july , so that we can start molding the team together in a proper unit

  15. JSP

    June 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    zdzis appreciate what you say, and I will say you lay down a pretty good case. Looking at Man City and Chelsea though, both clubs that were mid table at best most seasons are now title contenders due to the money they spend.
    I pray to good they both get relegated and show money doesn’t buy success but unfortunately it looks as though those prayers will go un-answered. In a ideal word money would not buy success, but in the real word it does.
    On a personal note I’d love to see the bottom fall out of football and for the money men and mercenaries leave our shores so we get our true games back. There is nothing worse on this earth than the greed Professional footballers display, and the money men behind them. They are all scum sucking moggots!

  16. Shaggie44

    June 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Typical Gooners…ever impatient!!!!

    i’m gonna put this in caps so everyone doesnt miss it!!


    This is the reason why no english club has officially announced a foreign based signing.

    Calm down people.

    In Wenger we Believe!!!

  17. Sid

    June 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Oh jeeez, spare me the wailings of prepubescent brats and plastics alike. The transfer window isnt even officially open yet you dim witted morons! Your whining is pathetic as is your complete lack of perspective. Get a grip you sad glory hunting mongs.

    • simon_and_sid_are_fools

      June 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      guess u needed to try out new vocabulary you just learned. if those people you called “glory hunting mongs” take just a little time to describe you, they might come up with calling you a simpler yet more meaningful term – LOSER. And it would be apt because you are obviously content being mediocre

    • Broadshaft

      June 23, 2011 at 10:58 am

      @ Sid – Fans are not necessarily “prepubescent brats”, just mindful of Wenger’s recent track record. Promises of signings for each of the past 5-6 seasons – with last minute purchases like; Squillaci and Silvstre have done great psychological damage to many supporters. Additionally, fans are fed up with Wenger’s penny pinching, when Arsenal fans pay the highest ticket prices in world football! Perspective being applied (by board and Wenger), has
      been adopted due to their actions (or inaction) over the past 6 seasons, where they have failed to act on the shortcomings of the team/squad that have been so patently obvious.

  18. bronx

    June 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    ur last paragraph is the best i have read in ages from an arsenal blog.tnx 4d believe.thank u.he will get it right soon…i arsene i trust.

  19. idy

    June 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I don’t no if wenger can not be fired so that other managers can be given apportunity to prove themselve? He is the worst manager to me. He won coach of the decade for himself and for the club cos he’s always thinking of his wallet,i bet he’ll not buy exprience player but his toies.

  20. aremo

    June 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    AW is just as foolish,stupid and egocentric in nature.l know 1 tin 4 sure dat wenger will not listen.becos of 1to 2millon he will lose some grate player.look at chelsea they want 2 snatch falcao 4rm him.if d stupid man believe he cant spend d cash giving 2 he will go and spend it in heaven.Mr Wenger you are about 2 die if only u refuse 2 change.

  21. Enobong Samuel

    June 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I hate the word Splash whereby Wenger is not doing something, let him please sign quality players, players that are hungry for the cup’s. I am a gooner and will remian a gooner. Finally, those names mention in the market are quality players, i beg of you Wenger please act fast. please keep me inform.

  22. kenjohnson

    June 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    hi what other agenda can mr winger be boasting of after all 6 season .some of my co fans always urge me to cool down that mr winger knows what he is doing after all. it will be the same, even if he sign samba great eto, or benzama gervinho and cahil,and sell some of useless players like benthner denison ,almunia even full of mistake clichy send djurou on loan walcot and i would,t praise him till he get the trophy

  23. gunee

    June 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    if u are an arsenal fan u sud worry about wat is happening in d transfer market with our too-know manager (wenger)but if u are not worried then hv d same old cunt with STINGING WENGER.
    Arsenal have been linked with all the player available in euro no one OLD WENGER think is worthy yet! am sure he will end up signing only that 19 yrs old.
    if that is your plan, we surely gonna stone you at emirate stadium when we see. YOU WILL FACE THE WROUGHT OF FANS.

  24. Hater

    June 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Arsenal to splash the cash??..ROFL…is that supposed to be a joke? When did Arsenal EVER splash the cash? Arsenal can’t afford to buy one more single player this summer. They just took out a loan to buy Jenkinson…hahahaha.
    We’re bankrupt..

  25. Daniel Smith

    June 23, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Wenger has to take urgent action to strengthen the gunners. Hopefully no more kids with awesome potential.
    Get the players oreferably with epl experience over those from france who could be cheaper but are not up to std.

  26. ben

    June 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

    nothn wenger iz doing to emirates

  27. mohamed bashir

    June 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

    We will wait untill the start of the season to see who is in and who is out.Otherwise, it;s all speculative

  28. Yj

    June 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I am not a seer,but only something is certain next season,Arsenal will finish trophyless again.I predicted it in previous seasons and Arsenal and Wenger has never let my prediction down.Maybe I should be betting on it now,that way I will benefit financially from Arsenal’s trophyless debacle;but hush,I don’t think the pay will be high because the bookies will offer a small pay because Arsenal’s trophyless habit is expected as the odds favour it.Mmm,Arsenal and Wenger doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results:insanity as defined by Einstein.Yet some gullible unambitious cult called AKB see Wenger as the most intelligent man in the world.If wenger is a high measure of intelligence,then I don’t want to be intelligent!

  29. Broadshaft

    June 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

    For all the blind (that won’t see) Arsene knows best brigade. Firstly, I’m a great admirer of Wenger in his ‘past achievements’, but I’ve become disillusioned by his recent conduct. Conduct which has been hard to fathom for such an obvious intellect! Players that have been consistently poor, being given game after game, season after season – ala; Almunia, Denilson, Eboue et,al. Decisions made not to supliment various dept’s of the team, e.g; Gk, CH and goalscoring striker (seeing as Van Persie , as good as he is, has been injured in every single season he’s been at the club), should not, in my opinion, elict the unquestioning support for the abject failure of the experimental (otherwise known as youth policy) system he has employed. Some would argue that the success of this policy has been the emergence of players such as; Cesc and Jack et, al., but I believe that one does not exclude the other, the promotion of a promising young player does not mean you discard an established one. This policy began with Patrick Vieira being shipped out to accommodate Cesc, which incidentally worked – but then going the whole hog and ripping the team to shreds with the departures of; Gilberto (in my opinion the most damaging), Flamimi, Diarra et, al., leaving the team rudderless, which still applies to this day! This type of management has to be questioned, this failure to act, on the part of the manager, would not be tolerated at any other club in world football, @ Arsenal, it seems, success has obviously not been judged on footballing grounds, but fiscal profitability! Discuss…

  30. Dylan

    June 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I think alot of people are to quick to rip into arsene wenger and forget what he’s done for our club, we don’t have the same policy as Chelsea and city to spend insane amounts of money on players. Let’s not forget we have recently built a stadium to the tune of 300 million quid. Patience .. We’ll b back where we belong soon enough

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