Posted on May 07, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal’s success is due to KEEPING our star players

Wenger has Gone From Signing Replacements for World-Class Players to Actually Buying World-Class Players! by AT

Following the 3-1 victory over Hull City at the KC stadium, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spoke in regards to his plans for the summer transfer window. While he admitted that he is indeed content with the ‘strong’ squad available to him and will not be signing many players to add to it, he did go on to say that he will only be looking at world-class players to bring in to the Emirates.

The Frenchman told Sky Sports: “We have a big squad – the basis is there. We do not need to buy a number of players. If we can get top, world-class players we will look at it, but we have a very strong squad already in number and we want to stay together and start well next season.”

Looking back at the big-money signings of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, it is easy to realise that Wenger has indeed turned a corner in regards to his approach to the transfer market. On analysing the squad, I think most Gooners would agree with the veteran tactician that the squad does have good depth, we just need a little world-class quality in a couple of positions.

A very crucial factor that has aided Wenger in his new approach is that since the departure of Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2012, Arsenal have managed to keep hold of all their key players. As a result of this solidarity, a new signing has been more like a strong addition to the squad than a replacement for a key player who has departed from the club.

On saying that, I believe Arsene Wenger has got his approach spot-on for the the approaching transfer window. The Arsenal squad is strong in terms of depth and even more so in terms of quality, we just need a bit of world-class cutting edge to close the gap on Chelsea for next season. Here’s hoping that Le Prof can pull off more signings like those of Ozil and Sanchez when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.

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24 thoughts on “Arsenal’s success is due to KEEPING our star players

  1. No Giroud, I'm happy

    I’d rather say “Arsenal’s improvement” than “Arsenal’s success” because we didn’t win the epl and got knocked out from the same stage of the ucl

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      Goodnews!……. The METRO now seems to be covering more of chelski transfer news this summer . L()L

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      1. galen

        Players to look at in the transfer window.
        I think its now generally acceptable that we need a Defensive midfielder that can rotate with Coq and part ner him in tough away games. Its also noted that we need more goals in the team so another Attaking player will be needed. lets analyse them.
        DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS.
        1) Morgan Schiniderlin. (Southampton Age 25 height 5ft 11) He is on the lips of every Arsenal fan and pundit.Schiniderling has made 629 tackles and interception combine which is the most in the premier league by any other player. he is a terrific tackler of the ball and very compose in his distribution 89.4 passing accuracy. Thus he fits the Arsenal model. he has a good height and will be good at set pieces be it defensively or offensively.

        2)Geoffery Knongdobia.(Monaco Age 22) He gave us and audition at the emirates on how how to play as a defensive midfielder. he is tall and very athletic. breaks play with ease and passes it to those ahead of him.

        3) Victor wanyama. (Southampton Age 23 Height 6 ft 2) talk of arsenal been bullied. This guy will bully a bully. The way he takes the ball from the likes of Ozil cazorla jack rambo with so much ease. This guy is a tank. he understands his role. he wins the ball he gives it and retrives into position. easy football really.

        4) Gianelli Imbula (Marseille Age 22 Height 6 ft 1) Am surprised he has been liked to everyone like Chelsea madrid bayern and city but for Arsenal. This guy is terrific and with Anchelotti saying that madrid are looking may be its too late. But he is a brilliant left footed midfielder who can do everything. You need to watch some of marseille games to know how good he is.

        STRIKER ANALYSIS

        1) Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon 31 goals. 5ft8 23years old) Well he is the 3rd heighest goal scorer in the top 5 european league behind messi and ronaldo. Not a bad record. Everybody wants him. he is completely differnt from giroud and that will vary our tactics. Great signing for the club.

        2) paulo Dybala ( Palermo 13 league goals. 21 years old 5 FT 10) They say his similar to messi. But i see him like a Tevez or Aguero. Typical Argentine striker with a small body frame very paceful and skillful. he is not a finish material and he loves to come to the ball. he will never be in the box.

        3) Luciano Vietto ( Villarreal 12 league goals 21 years old 5 FT 8) Another argine under 21 Striker. Vietto’s finisging is one of the best i have seen for a 21 years old. He is differnt from Dyubala as he like to run to the end things. This kid is a terrific finisher and If we could swap him for campbell that will be good business. But Barcelona Seem to be all over the deal.

        4) mauro Icardi. (Inter Milan 22 years. 22 goals all competition 5 FT 11) Again another yound Argentine striker making his name in Italy. In 2008 there were club dispute about a certain 16 year old with Madrid barce bayern Arsenal Liverpool all over him. i was like who is this wonder kid. He is 22 now and he is finally showing what the fuse was all about. Rumours is that Chelsea has done the deal. As Costa cannot play 2 games in a week.
        Extra
        5) benteke (Aston Villa 24 years old 12 league goals 6 FT 3) The inform striker in the league. he blows hot and cold over the season but a he is powerful target man. too similar to Giroud though.

        6) jackson martinez ( Porto. 28 goals all competition. 28 years old 6 FT 1) he is experienced in europe and champions league. powerful columbia striker and at 28 years he he is just getting to his peak.
        7) Gonzalo Higuain ( Napoli 26 goals all competition. 27 years old 6 FT 1) El pipita the one that got away from Arsenal. let me put it this way. HE IS WORLDCLASS AND PROVEN.

        IF WE CAN GET 1 OF THIS STRIKERS AND 1 OF THESE DM’S THEN WE ARE SET FOR A GOOD SEASON. ENJOY.

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    2. Honest Opinion

      Ospina has been fantastic.Now we need Schneiderlin and Depay.Can we try for Tottenham’s PFA Young player of the year.

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  2. chun

    Buy: Kondogbia (trust me, he will be a beast here in the epl), Lacazette (awesome potential, might go to Chelshit otherwise), Milner (experience, utility, proven winner)

    Sell: Campbell, Walcott (let’s face it, his time is over when we have the Ox, Welbeck and when we get Lacazette)

    I think Wenger will do something of this sort!

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    1. GoonerLad

      Sorry but which young French striker would choose Mourinho over Wenger ? He can either win trophies playing as a defender or aim for glory as one of the world’s best strikers..

      Btw, Ox’s future position of CM so we’re keeping Walcott, you know, the guy that had the same amount of goals as Sanchez before injury, all he needs is confidence which I don’t see him getting until next season.

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      1. Twig

        Why do you think the OX’s future position is CM? Has he done badly on the wings? He has one of the highest dribble success rate this season, his skill set is better served on the wings or behind the striker.

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  3. SoOpa AeoN

    i don’t get it…….. Why do many want WaLcott out the door?……. Is it cuz we are starting to experience some happy days?

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    1. rkw

      no its because he is not good enough if we want to compete at the next level .. we are so far behind the last four of the CL that if wwenger is a serious manager he has to admit that at least two real quality signings are essential if we are to compete in epl and cl next year… walcott probably one of the most overrated players in the history of the epl…not really his fault to be honest…but its time to move on

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  4. 007

    Seems united have set the ball rolling with transfer deals with the Depay deal.

    Hope Arsene wont leave it late this summer, CF and DM mostly needed.

    OT: I am kinda hating us playing on Mondays after everyone else, I miss the Saturday afternoon fixtures.

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  5. Timack

    Hi everyone, I’m Timack (bleed red and white since 2004) I’m senegalese and it’s my first comment on this website. I’ve been reading your comments for 3 years and I read articles here every day and it’s really fun and instructive.

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  6. arsenal369

    United have signed Depay… i hope we get some early transfer business done so they can gel with the team more!

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    1. JAmerican

      Why get someone that close to 30 when there are younger players out there with more potential?

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    1. Andrew AFC

      Martinez has scored 28 goals from 37 games so far this season, just think what he could do with our midfield.

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  7. lalitsyal

    I believe we are just 1-2 quality signing short. Will offload some players, may be selling 3 and 2 will be on loan. So watch out Chelsea and 100 millions spending clubs, we are going to be a different level. Praying from now on that all our player will avoid injuries.

    Now my preferance is Schneiderlin over Kondogbia because of his EPL experience ( but most importantly one should fit in well). So won’t mind even if Kondogbia is signed.

    Most importantly, its Wenger who has to decide what is required to be a serious contender for next EPL, CM,DM, CAM, Winger, or a striker. So just hope, whosoever he brings in will be criticised by Owen, because all those signings have proved him wrong.

    B.T.W – Depay is going to ManU. Heard he is having medical at Old Trafford next week.

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  8. samuel@justarsenal.com

    Boss Wenger, plsease keep Speedster Walcott at Arsenal. Look at his speed along with Sanchez when he came on for Giroud at Hull. Impressive! The boss should not be over protecting Giroud’s interest to remain the only striker at Arsenal to the detriment of the overall Arsenal success on the field of play, by refusing not to sign a new top quality striker for Arsenal in the summer amongst maybe from my own candidates of: finishing article-Harry Kane, rising article-Charlie Austin or re-sign highly promising article-Benik Afobe. Or any other top quality striker he has discovered. We all know that Arsenal are not having that big kind of money to sign the kinds of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Suarez, Bale, Benzema and co. But if the Boss did not do anything positive on this striker option for Arsenal, it will amount to a Sin against the popular yearnings of the Arsenal Gooners. Arsenal already have top good wingers in the persons of: Sanchez, Walcott and Welbeck. But another new top quality addition for option will be highly appreciated. It will be a Booster. Lacassette? Or whoever top quality winger is in the mind of the Boss. A new addition to our 3 CBS? Yes, Arsenal can do with 1 more addition. We know Rhinosacker hardly gets injured. But still, we need 1 more for option should in case of injury or loss of form. That tall Hull CB that headed the ball towards Ospina despite the tight markings by the Gunners defense line men, did impressed me. Although his heading missed the target. But had it not missed, Ospina would have had no answer to it. I didn’t hold on to his name. I didn’t rate his overall defensive quality in that game and to also know his age. But if his overall defensive quality is top and his age is around 22-24 years old. The boss could look at him. He has attacking defensive quality. And we still need 1 top quality addition to our 2 Left Backs for option? Surely, we need 1. The Boss should remember Giroud is the only recognized striker Arsenal have. I think the Boss said he will not be signing many players in the summer. But he needs to sign 4-5 top quality players in to Arsenal team to raise the quality of Arsenal performance next season beyond this current Arsenal quality level of this season. Has the Boss jettison his proposal to sign the toxin oxide and Shisha pipe inhaling and smoking Raheem Sterling in to Arsenal midfield? If the boss can stop him from inhaling and smoking the anti-football substances, let the Boss please go ahead and sign him for Arsenal. If there isn’t enough money to sign my proposed 5 top quality for Arsenal. The Boss should not over hesitate to sell some to have the sufficient money needed to bring in the new 5 top quality additions I have proposed.

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  9. fred cowardly

    I reckon we have 3 World Class players (don’t ask me to define WC lol. Just a reasonable guess). Ozil, Alexis, Koscielny

    Then we have stars who are borexcellent when on form: ie. Ospina, Coquelin, Ramsey, Wilshere, Giroud, Walcott, Oxlade, Cazorla etc.

    We have an excellent squad and a couple more top players is all we need.

    I’m not sure about World Class players.
    Chelsea has minimum 5 WC but on the other hand United have Falcao, Di Maria, Mata, Van Persie, Rooney but surprisingly not many goals

    I think what’s more important is very good players with team cohesion, playing as a team and making sure all positions are covered. That’s why we need just two players minimum Top DM and Top striker.

    We are sooooo close. If we finish 2nd its because we earned it

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  10. Bigvalbowski

    I genuinely believe Arsenal can win the EPL next year by avoiding catastrphic injuries and adding quality players @ DM and CF.

    If the clubs objective is to seriously compete in Europe, than judging by Barca’s demolition of Bayern yesterday and the collective quality of Real, Juventus, and even Bayern, Arsenal need to sign Cavani(or Lacazette), Kondogbia(or MS, Imbula) Schar and Cech. I concece that adding so many players requires the departure of some fan favorites(Walcott) and could be disruptive to the current teams healthy cohesion but the follwing squad imho could win the Champions League next year.

    Cavani (Lacazette)
    Sanchez…..Ozil(Santi)…..Ox
    Kondogbia(Le Coq)….Ramsey(Jack)
    Monreal….Boss…..Schar(Gab)….Bellerin
    Cech

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