Posted on September 01, 2014 by ADMIN

Giovinco transfer rumour gives Arsenal fans the SHORT straw

Arsenal have had all summer to sort out a new striker and even if Arsene Wenger really did believe that he had enough options before, the injury to Olivier Giroud that has made signing a centre forward even more important happened over a week ago.

But here we are again, somehow, nervously checking the sports websites’ deadline day updates in the dwindling hope that the Prof has got it all in hand and will pull off another Mesut Ozil style stunning swoop before the window shuts tonight.

So this is a great chance for all those anti-Arsenal journos to start winding us up. And I really hope that the report by Metro suggesting that we are looking at the Juventus and Italy forward Sebastian Giovinco is just that, a wind-up.

For those that don’t know Giovinco, and why would you because he can’t get a game for the Turin club, he is possibly the smallest striker in the world. So we are looking to replace the big powerful 6ft 4in target man Olivier Giroud with a 5ft 5in support striker are we?

I am not saying that Giovinco is no good, but we have more than enough small tricky players for two teams, so I am hoping that this particular Arsenal transfer rumour is a joke.

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90 thoughts on “Giovinco transfer rumour gives Arsenal fans the SHORT straw

  1. Pearsenal

    I hate to say it but at this late stage in the window I’d even take Sandro from Spurs because he us unarguably a solid enforcer. it’s turning out to be a disappointing end to a window that promised so much.

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    1. Arsenal Target

      Call me crazy or even deluded but wait for 6-11,I dont claim to have inside knowledge but something WILL happen

      Opinions divided. What do you think? Thumb up 15 Thumb down 8

      1. Jimbeam

        Unless that SOMETHING is Cavani or Reus AND Carvalho then it’s too little to late as usual.

        Even Ozil was too little too late. It would be like getting a world class right winger now instead of getting CD or DM or CF

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      2. seancali

        6-11? WTF? Nothing will happen. the window is all shut down for us arsenal fans. Good bye BPL

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    1. Jimbeam

      Ok I am going to say it, and I know that many here will hate it but here it goes.

      Morinho is light years ahead of Arsene and I wish he was our manager.

      There I said it, I feel lighter.

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      1. mike1977

        That’s exactly the point, Mourinho is a MANAGER, Wenger is just a guy who sits at the side of the pitch each game.

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        1. Jbmofficial

          NO Wenger is a manager and mourinho is a coach .

          Wenger has too much say at the club.

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      2. tititata67

        No no no… Mourinho is a coach but AW is a businessman. Making money comes first for AW while winning silverwares is Mourinho’s priority. Run a football club like a football and not a business empire Mr AW.
        4th placing in EPL is not a guaranteed position and simply not good enough!

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      3. SaveArsenal

        I have said it before, Wenger plays tiddlywinks, Mourihno plays maejong like a pro!

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      4. jonestown1

        Can you imagine Mourinho without any money to spend? Monkeys can spend money and compete/win. De Matteo, Ancelotti, Hiddink and Benitez all managed major honours there even Avram bleeding Grant managed to be UCL and PL runner-ups. Money is the only consistent background theme/factor to success at Chelsea in the past 10 years. Mourinho is a top, top hired-gun coach/manager but with no staying power and dependent on money. I will anoint him as the greatest manager of all time when he creates a dynasty, leaves a legacy that doesn’t stink and does it with a lesser team than the ones he has cherry-picked to date.

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    2. sevenitti

      Falcaos plane apparently landed in london instead of manchester united. Could he be joining arsenal instead? Would make my day haha. Then off to Roma and sign De Rossi!! Huehue

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    1. lupe

      Really?. You mean even the smaller clubs have signed more players?.
      wenger is off to rome for a charity game when he is meant to be busy signing a st, cdm and cb. i will take just anyone right now for those positions not just for quality but for numbers sake, we are so short in those areas. Any long term injury, and we are finished. seriously, sometimes i just hate wenger.

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    2. rock88

      LOL THIS IS UR BEST TRANSFER WINDOW BUT OTHER CLUBS ARE AHEAD OF US.
      VELA+ FABREGAS + DJOUROU+ VERMAELEN= 11+ 4 + 1.5 + 15= 31.5 M
      WE SPENT 65 M. WE HAVE RECEIVED 25 M POUNDS FROM UCL AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF CASH
      TO SPEND AVAILABLE BUT MOTHERF**ER WENGER ISNT INTERESTED IN SIGNING ANY PLAYER
      DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE ONLY 3 CB, OUR MAIN STRIKER IS INJURED FOR 4 MONTHS
      AND OUR CDM SUCKS.

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      1. HA559

        I thought the agent you were following was 95% right, it looks like 100% wrong to me. Every transfer window you guys start following a so called agent on twitter, and its a different one every window.

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  2. jp

    A little different to last year on sky sports news as there seems to be nothing about Arsenal mentioned at all…. hope that doesn’t mean we are not buying anyone.

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  3. muffdiver

    now talksport is goading arsenal fans.

    ffs here on the radio,my boss, whatsapp from pr*k friends. cant get away from this sh*t.

    want this bloody day to end

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      1. captinweestain

        He wasn’t even good in star wars, messed up his brrrrrrrrughhhhhh lines loads of times, not impressed today, more beer i say.
        o too oo to oo to be a gooner! gonner, nearly for us lately, heart attack mode!
        crack jokes gooners, it will make the pain go away, or drink!

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  4. Arsenal Target

    oh and galen,”btw” doesnt mean between,it means by the way(in the last post)

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  5. captinweestain

    Just woke up, drunk 4 tinnies watching the footie sky sports tra da, and fell a sleep
    Not singed anyone, going back to bed with kebab, if we do sign someone get even more drunk (phone up work pull another sickie) and get a mega kebab, thouse 8 quid monsters that include every turkish meat possible.

    So……………….wipes blurry eyes, who have we bought ?
    Still in the dark ?
    Wenger making gooners go bald by the minute as per use ?
    faccccccccccccccccccck this !

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  6. Twonk

    We won’t get anyone, it’s too quiet and AW hanging out with the Pope isn’t he or something?

    Still Diaby is coming back and he is like a new signing…….

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  7. ethangooner

    So depressing. It is clear we can kiss goodbye any hope of challenging for any big title this season. We do not even cut it to be the dark horse with Giroud out half a season.

    The only small comfort thing is that we actually only miss out Falcao the only one who can bring us to the next level – a title challenger striker. Remy, Bony just fill in the hole left by Giroud and give us more chance to finish in top 4. At least not buying mean money not spent so still there and more budget should be available in Jan or next summer. No hope for this year, just want to see some good performances with certain young players breaking through given the excessive opportunities they will have this season. Wenger you failed us this season, and I know you won’t go, thanks for the FA Cup I will wait for another season but this is the limit of my patience

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    1. rock88

      The teams who are spending money on world class players are struggling. Can u imagine what
      it will happen to the team who doesn’t spend= relegated.

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    1. captinweestain

      Cloud daddy doesn’t exist, otherwise we’d have what we all want CB CDM ST

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  8. Twig

    Chelsea
    ———–
    Costa, Remy AND Drogba

    City
    ———–
    Dzeko, Aguero, Jovetic AND Negredo

    Liverpool
    ———–
    Sturridge, Balotelli, Markovic AND Borini

    United
    ———–
    Rooney, RVP, Januzaj, Welbeck AND Falcao 😮

    Arsenal
    ———–
    Giroud AND … Sanogo 😐

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    1. Jimbeam

      The worse problem is that our main striker Giroud would not get to play in any of the above teams except maybe in the league cup.

      Yes our MAIN striker would not make it to the subs bench of our competitors that is SAD.

      This is what Arsene did to Arsenal. From having strikers like Henry and RVP now we have a striker that is behind in quality to all the main strikers AND the Subs of our competitors.

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    2. jp

      and Giroud is out (Giroud will be the January “new” signing) so just Sanogo! …. :'(

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    3. Andrew U

      Good summary. Arsenal are setting up for an epic fail! The delusional Wenger will be preparing his excuses at present. Wenger promised to be active on deadline day, but he didn’t say they would sign anyone. I would love to play “poker” with Wenger. What could he possibly say to justify his massive failure?

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  9. The Dude Abides

    I pray theres a sigining already done but they’re just waiting until 10 pm to leak it out, either that or it will be someting nuts like a 100 million for Messi, so when its rejected Arsene can say we tried to do business but we couldnt make an agreement. Like it was ever a chance in the first place, its Suarez all over again.

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  10. kanaka

    I’m not holding my breath for anything. The fact that Wenger is in italy refereeing a charity match says it all.

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    1. The Dude Abides

      Maybe hes looking for someone who knows how to finish crosses!

      Bu dum ba Dah!

      :o)

      Gotta laugh before i go home and kick the cat.

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  11. emaster

    I can’t get over the fact that Falcao was available and we didn’t go for him. I can’t think of a single other team that needed him as badly at we did. We don’t have a single fit senior striker! Even with Giroud we needed a striker. Now we need one twice as bad.

    Wenger no longer has the excuse of top players not being available. Falcao was clearly available. We were just too cheap to buy him.

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  12. morfin443

    Why always wenger… I can’t even hangout with my Chelsea friends no more without getting pick on because I suport a great club with a stupid manager…. we are now tbe prey in the jungle… sorry to disappoint you Arsene I can’t kill myself…

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  13. PC

    F**kkkkkkk! Man I hate twitter!!!
    So many fake accounts.
    @arsenal you almost got me with that cavani tweet.

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  14. dboy

    YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DOING!!! YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DOING!!!
    Remember that one??? I can see it coming again.

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  15. leo

    Confirmed: Diaby is having a medical at Arsenal!

    meanwhile even hull city have signed a striker abel hernadez

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  16. Mo1

    Arsene wenger and the board are a disgrace, i feel for the faNS WHO PAY TOP DOLLAR EVERY WEEK TO WATCH, these prima donnas play. Absolute shocking not even being linked to a single player, il also say another thing Top 4 No chance, United are amongst favourites to win in it now.

    Doom and gloom, only thing which can turn this around now, Sokratis, Khedria and il Even take Welbeck/bony we are that desperate.

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  17. leo

    City:Aguero,Dzeko,Jovetic.
    Utd: Judas,Rooney,Falcao.
    CFC: Costa,Remy,Drogba.
    LFC: Balo,Sturridge,Lambert &
    Arsenal: never mind

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    1. Twig

      Arsenal:

      Giroud: Who’s injured till 2015
      Podolski: Who plays striker once in a season
      Campbell: Who won’t be given a chance
      Walcott: Who’s mainly a winger and won’t work against big defenders
      Sanchez: Who has only played the lone striker role for the first time in his life at Arsenal

      Have I missed out anyone?

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  18. leo

    Arsenal continue to be a cash register for Kroenke. Continues to make money selling. Stan not in the game to win trophies. Just ££££££

    & fans here still waste money 2 go 2 games paying expensive tickets 2 see sanogo

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    1. leo

      Beat Beşiktaş made £35m for what ? Nice little bonus for Arsene Stan & Ivan as we watch Sanogo tripping over his own boots

      board wneger out will change my mind if we get reus lol

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    2. th14

      Arse you sure stan is the problem?
      We could still spend £65mill and make the same amount of money we have been in previous years.

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      1. leo

        stan should have interfered when it matters look at manure their board have shown that ambition which was needed

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    3. NIKK

      No lastminute big names rumours wafting out from media or you mate so expecting couple of mediocre signings and will be stuck with them for next 3/4 yrs….depressing!

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  19. Moreno

    Having watched Chelsea/city/Liverpool/arsenal/utd play it looks like as of now (too early to tell) Chelsea looks very solid. It is clear wenger doesn’t want to win the league, it really is, it is also clear what was right in-front of my eyes all along, arsenal is a business, a corporation established to make money for its investors while being competitive (3rd or 4th place) and earning champions league football every year.

    Sagna was right when he said he isn’t the first and he won’t be the last player to leave Arsenal for city. We have wenger for 3 more years so better get used to being top 3 or 4th until he retires from management and i suspect whoever else comes on will dictate the same policy.

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  20. nyc

    Only 3 CBs? No cover
    The most lightest and friendliest dmfs : Arteta n flamini
    Weakest strike force in epl bar 3-4 small teams
    The most injuries in the previous season and half the team already injured
    The most tactically naive manager
    The team where players play at wrong positions
    No genuine left winger
    Least signings in this window among all epl teams
    5th richest and most valuable club in the world with 2 billionaire owners
    Manager gone to rome to scout the pope on deadline day
    Welcome to ARSENAL !

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    1. jonestown1

      Happy to agree with all that but the 2 billionaires do not own us, they have shares in the holding company. Abramovich owns Chelsea, IG and SK don’t own Arsenal. Only a small part of their personal wealth is tied up in Arsenal. 5th most valuable club in the world, not the 5th richest. There is a difference. There are many richer and a few so much richer it ain’t worth talking about it. Not sure why everyone is so loose with these facts – but probably explains why it adds to the anger, annoyance, frustration if that is what people think the true state of affairs is.

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  21. PC

    6 hours till the window is shut. I wonder if it’s still possible to sign someone in 6 hours.

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  22. Jimbeam

    There are rumors that we are i for Reus at 40M??? I cant see it happening but nothing is impossible on deadline day!

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  23. LoCkAy

    Radamel Falcao to Man United…!!!
    Just an update !

    Not only we need a striker, but we are also short in CB and we are begging for a DM…!!

    It seems that every season and at every transfer window we have to go through the same emotions, comments, uncertainty and bullshits regarding Wenger and his damages transfer policies.

    We warned about the fact that nothing will change after Wenger signed a new contract, but the Wengerists and deluded fans who hold and praise Wenger like a “God” (fools basically!) thought that because we won the meaningless cup, we would push on to greatness… Almost laughable.

    The fact is nothing will change because Wenger is never under pressure. The fans get upset once in a while, but then go back to their “pussy” ways and bend over when he speaks.

    The fact is all will change if the team start playing in a empty Emirates stadium ( stretch but radical)… And if we finish mid table. It will not happen because at the end our players do have some pride. Wenger has no passion and “balls” and does not mind getting trashed once in a while by direct challengers.

    Top club?
    My f*cking a*se, not even near…!!
    Well, we got Sanchez and Ozil ( overrated German so far), but they have both double their wages at Arsenal, so I am not too sure if they came to win titles…!!

    Anyway, stay tuned… Wenger may have a card up his sleeve or not 🙂

    -a CB
    -a DM
    -a striker

    Let see Arsène show the world of football young it some “balls” and you do want us to succeed. So far so sh*t…!!!

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  24. nyc

    Winning the FA cup made Wenger the king of the world and now he wont listen to anybody. I hope he frustrates the board so much by not listening to them that the board are made to realize that they made a mistake by handing him another 3 year contract which made him the most earning football manager in the world. If arsenal fans actually wake up, this could be wengers last year at arsenal. We ain’t beating city or Chelsea with their monstrous squad or even Liverpool. Utd are getting stronger with rojo blind Shaw Herrera Mata Rooney falcao di Maria rvp. So 4th is maybe gone too. Ucl is just a dream which won’t continue beyond round of 16. In the FA cup if come up against a big boy away from home, we will be knocked out. Same for capital one cup.

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    1. mike1977

      Because he’ll read it as Re-Sign and expect that we want to keep him here longer lol.

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    2. The Dude Abides

      Im as wound up as any true fan, but who would we get to replace him? When he gets it right its incredible, invincibles, double season etc. Were all on here screaming we need 3 players to challenge for the title, Yes it what we deserve but beware what you wish for. 1 season after Alex the red nose leaves Manure and they have to start breaking transfer records to try and recover their season, after 3 games! losing to Swansea and MK Dons, In Arsene ill have to trust as i dont think theres anyone else we could have in the seat instead at the moment. But it doesnt mean ill be happy about it come 11pm if we dont have a class CDM and / or ST in the door.

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  25. LoCkAy

    We are no where near a title challenger club and Wenger cannot even pretend to say that…!!!
    We just don’t have the squad nor the quality… And the manager, anyway… Why tripping?

    Business as usual and delusion at the menu.

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  26. mortal

    Just woke up now and checked my phone but couldn’t see anything about arsenal.today seems to be so dry for arsenal and time is ticking very fast.

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  27. rock88

    I want Europa league this season. Whats the point of making UCL when we cant even win it.
    I predict we will not make it past knock out this season.

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  28. mike1977

    At least in their panic they are buying total World Class players. Di Maria and Falcao would be quite welcome, if not essential in our team.

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    1. jonestown1

      mike1977: You are good on here for a bit of humour; thought you would pick up on the funny side of what is happening at Manure. Truthfully now, do you admire what Man U are up to at the moment? I think it is pathetic. Seems like a watershed moment in the PL for me. Forget our troubles for one moment; there will be some funny shit-storms at the end this season – surely ManU aren’t gearing this spending to just getting a CL spot? Don’t know if we should laugh or cry with LvG having a bigger net spend in the last couple of weeks than Arsenal has had for the last 10 years!! Couldn’t Moyes have spent £200M and make them a bit better, hell I reckon I could. Have to laugh when they say LvG is “building” for the future – if that is “building” a team then they can shove up their arses. One of Man City, Man U or Chelsea are gonna be in tears. And L’Pool acting like they just don’t care and don’t expect to win the PL – well their net spending for the last 5 years says otherwise.

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  29. The Dude Abides

    Love the optomism, but even if AW does see the light and dumps Sanogo for Campbell, its still only one striker and the way he plays at 100% every minute he’ll be knackered by January, you could see that in the World Cup, he needs to pace himself which as a kid he hasnt learned yet. Who do we turn too when hes tired in the games or worse injured from runing into the ground?

    Sanogoal again?, its painful watching him miss, and i cant put up with that for a season.

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