Worrying Times Ahead? Latest On Arsenal
I’m pretty sure most Arsenal fans were expecting at least 1 big signing by now. We all know Arsene is a stubborn man and has trouble finding his checkbook even though its right under his nose. So far no big signings but Gervinho ‘all but done’ and hopefully a few more that I don’t know about!
One player we may have trouble acquiring now is Ricardo Alvarez. Alvarez’s agents have been in contact with Inter Milan and will be negotiating some time next week. Alvarez has said he wants to play for Arsenal so I can only hope that he holds out for that deal. Many fans are very skeptical of Alvarez who has been wanted by many top teams so he can’t be bad, it may take some adjusting to the Premier League and I don’t believe that he is a direct replacement for Cesc, and will have to work hard to get into the first team.
There isn’t much more news on transfers coming in as this week has been more about the players going out.
So first up is Clichy and I don’t have much to say about it other than it’s almost a done deal as well that he will go to Manchester City. He will have to compete with a few players for that first team spot and may earn a good new nickname and lots of booing like Cashly! Unfortunately its only 7 million pounds that we can get out of him but I imagine Arsene will not invest in a new left back. Traore will have to try and really impress or else Gibbs will need to work hard to not be injured constantly!
The Fabregas saga has been a little quiet in the last day but not sure he will be joining Arsenal on Tuesday for Preseason. He is one player that Nigel Winterburn thinks is on his way out as well.
I am concerned for this season coming. Two players are definitely leaving in Fabregas and Clichy. I’m hoping that Nasri will stay.
But these are worrying times when you look at three players who have been very prominent for the club. My understanding is two of them will be gone very, very shortly and we haven’t heard of any signings coming in.
Unfortunately from the sounds of it Nasri won’t be staying as well. It could be a loss of two really good midfielders and our Left Back which would be damaging indeed, but at the same time, Wenger knows he will have to replace them and I’m curious to see what will happen. So while I’m saddened by these players who want out, I’m excited to see some fresh blood coming in and Arsene forced to maybe buy a little big! Nasri for me though does not want to be at Arsenal after three years of nothing…
Money has never been my motivation. I have always taken decisions from a football point of view, I don’t want to sign for a club where I wouldn’t be playing the football that I like, where I wouldn’t feel happy, just for the money. We already earn huge wages. The priority is to make a big career and to win titles. This is more important than everything else. With no titles under your belt, you can’t be in the list for the Ballon D’Or. I came to England for trophies. We all need to get out of our comfort zone”.
For me the part that sticks out is “We already earn huge wages,” so if he won’t extend when he gets a pay rise out of the deal then he’s not happy with where he’s playing and he’s not signed because he’s not playing football that he likes. I’ve heard that he may hand in a transfer request on Monday but just speculation. I do hope that we will receive an offer from outside of England that is suitable if he does decide to go. Nasri in a Man U shirt could be damaging, they will actually have a midfielder that can play!
The Press lately has been very bothersome, just making up rumors of more Arsenal players leaving based on the fact that Nasri, Fab, and Clichy are on their way out. Yesterday it was the Daily Star reporting that Van Persie wants out. We all know Arsenal is Van Persie’s favorite team and he bleeds Arsenal so either way I’m not sure he would want out…this year.
Today though the Daily Mail reported that Walcott would be the next one out. The funny thing is we never really hear anything from Walcott because he never really says anything in the media…which is probably a good thing. So the press seems to be out to destroy Arsenal and get their fans to be really stressed out about this summer.
Wenger has asked for patience and apparently is waiting for the right time to buy. Not sure what good waiting will do because any targets he has now may be gone by the time he actually goes to buy. We will see what happens and a source inside Arsenal has said how it will be interesting to see who gets on the plane for the Asian Tour.
Posted on July 3, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged Arsenal, Clichy, Fabregas, Gervinho, manchester, Manchester City, manchester united, Nasri, Transfer, Van Persie, Walcott. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.