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Clichy Officially Leaves For Man City

The anticipated transfer of Gael Clichy to Manchester City has been confirmed today. Manchester City reportedly paid around 7 million pounds, to sign the French international whose contract was going to expire next season. Clichy has been a loyal and dedicated servant and player to the Gunners, making 264 appearances, scoring 2 goals in his 8 years with Arsenal. I wish him all the best…. except when he plays against the Gunners. Au Revoir Gael!

Arsenal Interested In Doyle

Many reports are filtering around that the Gunners are interested in signing Wolverhampton forward and Irish international, Kevin Doyle. The reports state that the Gunners will pay as much as 12 million pounds. To be honest, I’m not too keen on the Gunners signing Doyle. He’s hard-working and a good player, but for someone who doesn’t score much, 12 million pounds is too pricey.

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Zamparini: I Believe That Alvarez Will Now Sign For Inter

The loud-mouthed President of Palermo has struck again. Maurizio Zamparini, who said that Ricardo Alvarez will sign for Arsenal, now says that Inter are going to sign him.

“We were close to signing [Ricky] Alvarez for half the price they will now pay for him but my colleagues took it easy and no agreement was reached,” Zamparini bemoaned to Sky Italia.

“Where he will go? He was going to sign for Arsenal but Inter Milan made a move and that is where I believe he will go.”

Is it just me? Or do the Gunners take too long with their transfer deals, e.g. Gervinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ricardo Alvarez, etc. If the Gunners are serious about acquiring Alvarez, pay up.

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Arsenal Interested In Signing Cissokho As Replacement For Clichy

A fascinating report by Footybunker, that state that the Gunners are interested in signing Lyon’s left back, Aly Cissokho. The report also states that the Gunners have made enquiries over his availability and are willing to pay around 9-11 million pounds for his services. I always have been a big fan of Aly Cissokho, especially after his quality performances against Cristiano Ronaldo, while he was at Porto. This season, though, he wasn’t at his best and was criticized by fans and journalists alike, for his lack of concentration and discipline. I believe though, that he’s going through a rough patch and needs a fresh start. He can be a great signing for the Gunners, has all the ability and talent to succeed at Arsenal.

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What do you think? What are your opinions on Clichy’s transfer? Do you want Wenger to sign Doyle? Should the Gunners pay up and sign Alvarez? Is Cissokho a suitable replacement for Clichy?

Please share your thoughts and opinions.

Cheers and take care,

Omar –




  1. mus

    July 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

    wenger we not want this kid buy Falcao.

  2. Rob c

    July 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I have not heard of Cissokho but from your report would sound like exactly what we need, an experienced quality fullback because Gibbs is not ready for the first team. Alvarez should have been tied up weeks ago but as you point out all of our signings are protracted affairs, presumably because Arsene likes to haggle, does not matter to him what the price is, he always wants it cheaper. As has been pointed out on other blogs, Fergie shops at Harrods and Arsene shops at Asda and still haggles over the price. Why do we want Doyle, he is only average and we need top quality,12 mil, are you having a laugh. Gervinho on the wing and put Walcott down the middle to assist RVP, sorted. Walcott would give most central defenders nightmares about how to play him, with his pace they would have to double up on him creating space for others to benefit. We do still need to sign Samba and Cahill and I think that we will be sorted for next season.

    • demon gooner

      July 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      typical plastic gooner, i not heard of this player but he sounds good we should buy him lol tw@, get a life

  3. matt

    July 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    mus, what are u on about? What kid? None of the players linked are even kids. Do ur research before u comment!

    • Obatoy

      July 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Alvarez is so gud i have’nt heard of alycissokho but i had he has frus c.r7 pay up wen

  4. Gun

    July 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    cissokho is a very gd left back. worth buying him for 11m pounds. And he crosses better than clichy

  5. sodiq

    July 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    wenger is very storeborn he sell player, he know want buy replacement wat strong with her he don mad if he dont want trouble he most sign classic player for us this time arround pls buy buy buy buy an keep the big player an buy masure player god we help u an ur board an ur team gud dey.

  6. David davies

    July 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Great his starting to sell our big players once more and his going to replace them with shit and cheap unknown players who should be playing for fulham football club not arsenal first it’s clichy and then it’s nasri and fabregas the list goes on you know what arsenal fans should just stop buying stuff from arsenal and don’t go to the games to show the board we want arsene Wanker out of our great club I hope he fucks up in transfer window and the start of the season so he gets the SACK 

  7. mohit

    July 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    You know one thing, i am tired of these players being linked with arsenal but nothing turns up. Alvarez is out of the hand now and samba is there but wenger doesn’t want to give more than 10.5 mill whereas rovers want 12. I mean, come on!!!!

  8. Victor

    July 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Mr wenger nd d arsenal board ar not serious wit dis transfer do u xpect by now we hv not signed a notable player considering all dat happened last season nd wenger for d window to come. Wenger do u tink u can get good players on the cheap anymore?

  9. jay

    July 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    seriously victor and sodiq GO BACK TO SCHOOL and learn how to spell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • demon gooner

      July 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      lol best reply so far

  10. buaya

    July 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    get cissokho!!! u will not regret!

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