Posted on October 04, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal and Man Utd transfer saga proves Wenger needs help

I have often wondered what goes on behind closed doors during the winter and summer transfer windows ( not much it seems of you are an Arsenal fan) as it seems to be a strange system. Arsene Wenger is always saying things like he is working around the clock trying to find and sign the players that he feels would improve the Gunners.

But what does that actually entail I wonder? Certainly not going out on a limb and trying to persuade a club to sell us a player they do not really want to. Wenger spoke once again this week about the new Man United forward Anthony Martial and while he repeated the assertion that Arsenal had not actually tried to sign the young Frenchman this summer, a report in The Mirror reveals that this was not because we did not want him.

On the contrary, Wenger admits that he has been a fan of Martial for some time and he suggested that the only reason he did not try to bring him to Arsenal was that he was not on some mystery transfer list and that because he weas not, our manager assumed the player was not for sale.

Wenger explained, “I was surprised they sold him.

“The amount of money was massive. I believe that you could think that, if you are Monaco, you could have sold him as well next season.

“So I thought they would not sell him this year because they sold many other players.

“I thought they would maintain their word. He was not sellable. He was not on the list. He was one of the players Monaco did not want to sell, so we never made an approach for him.

“Only an acceptable amount of money after could do it. We always liked him, even when he was in Lyons.”

Am I the only one a bit bemused by this? It was clear that Liverpool did not want to sell Suarez or Sterling but they did. Is Wenger missing a massive trick here? And does this prove once and for all that Arsenal need to get someone to help the manager with his transfer business?

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16 thoughts on “Arsenal and Man Utd transfer saga proves Wenger needs help

  1. Auditor-007

    Petit: Wenger is protected from pressure compared to his rivals.

    Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has stated that he believes Arsene Wenger is protected from pressure at the Emirates far more than his rivals elsewhere in the league, per Omnisport (via Goal).

    “It is true that he is in a comfort zone,” said the former France international, who won the World Cup in 1998. “The shareholders don’t question him as he has qualified every year for the lucrative Champions League.

    “As long as he enables the club and the very rich shareholders to earn money, there is no need of change at Arsenal. He is protected. But there is a trademark of good football at Arsenal, which is remarkable. It shows the credibility and what Arsene accomplished at the club.

    “The other issue is that he is stingy despite the fact that Arsenal is a very rich club – the revenues are reaching the level of the top European clubs. They are just below the €500 million mark. So yes, they are close to the clubs who dominate European football. So it is all good in terms of finance.

    “I can understand that they don’t want to spend €80m like Manchester United did with Anthony Martial and I appreciate this but it has been a few years that he has been stingy. It would be good for Arsenal to recruit a centre-back and a holding midfielder.”

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  2. firehart

    That’s his most common excuse when he misses out on a transfer- “we didn’t know they would sell him”. It’s like he’s not even trying.

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    1. Lethal Prince 9

      To be fair, he did mentioned following:

      “The amount of money was massive. I believe that you could think that, if you are Monaco, you could have sold him as well next season.

      “So I thought they would not sell him this year because they sold many other players.

      “I thought they would maintain their word. He was not sellable(not for sale). He was not on the list. He was one of the players Monaco did not want to sell, so we never made an approach for him.

      “Only an acceptable amount of money after could do it. We always liked him, even when he was in Lyons.”

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      1. Lethal Prince 9

        Didn’t he buy Jeff Adelaide and Yassin Fortune at 17, some fans are talking like Martial was the only French youth prospect in this season.

        And it’s funny because if he was that much known before, a lot of clubs would have been lining up for his signature? Why only Man United?

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  3. Aussie Jack

    To the more mature fans who remember David Dein, he`s the reason Wenger has struggled.
    Wenger, in his stubbornness, refused to appoint a Director of Football and the skids were under
    Arsenal.

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  4. Cathyman

    Wenger no longer suits in today’s transfer world.

    Time for him to retire.

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  5. Hafiz Rahman

    Time for a change….

    he could have sign Martial but he choose not to…..probably refuse to pay the 40m…

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  6. a-star

    wenger is actually a transfer genius.many will disagree but its true.last season we kept moaning on how we didnt bring back fabregas,have you seen him play lately? martial can be the next henry..but he can also be the next saha,david ngog,aladiere,sinamapogolle and all the other hyped french fowards who never made it..wenger knows this.

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    1. Lethal Prince 9

      And all of them wanted a world class striker, didn’t they?? Mostly of them never wanted him in the first or last place…. He is showing his potential right now, just like our Wilshere showed when he was younger…

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  7. Cashleycol

    Wenger is a transfer genius, many a times…. but he can be soooooo naive sometimes……

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  8. Koss

    Can arsenal please stop embarassing us and beat the crap out of utd today? Please guys do us a huge favour and win this game otherwise the joy of seeing mourinho lose again will make no sense.

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  9. davidnz

    Whatever the transfers
    thankfully this season
    the team is in a good
    position in the league.
    Also so far we have been fairly
    lucky with injuries.
    So as it stands our squad is in a good place
    to push on and win the Premiership.

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  10. Sam, need a striker

    Wenger on Martial :
    1st version: We don’t need him because he is a winger and we do have many youngster playing at the same position …
    2nd version: We didn’t now that he was available, we thought that Monaco will keep their words …
    3rd version: bla bla bla …

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