Posted on August 27, 2016 by ADMIN

Wenger or fans to blame for Arsenal stitch-up on Mustafi transfer?

It looks like the transfer of Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal is now a foregone conclusion, with the latest news being reported by the Evening Standard telling us that the German international centre back has flown to London to complete his medical.

The report also talks about the cost of the move and claims that the price that Arsenal will pay for the player is going to be around £10 million more than the £25 million that the early Arsenal transfer rumours said that his Spanish La Liga club were ready to accept.

With officials from Valencia having admitted that their financial situation was not great and was forcing them into selling at least one of their best players, why have Arsenal not been able to negotiate better? Is it because Arsene Wenger waited too long?

It could be, as you would think that we would have had a better bargaining position earlier in the transfer window when the Frenchman could have given the Spaniards a take it or leave it offer. Now they know he has very little time to go elsewhere.

The other factor could be the public frustration of Arsenal fans and people in the football media connected with the club. All this would not have passed Valencia by, and it may well have made them bolder in their transfer demands. So why have Valencia been able to dictate the terms of this deal? And do we really care as long as the Gunners have the player we need to strengthen our injury hit defence?


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25 thoughts on “Wenger or fans to blame for Arsenal stitch-up on Mustafi transfer?

  1. Uzi Ozil

    Waiting for Perez and Mustafi to be official on Arsenal website…Most football sites and reliable sources are saying the medical was done yesterday.

    Anyway, Arsenal fans are already used to waiting so I m waiting for the news to be official..

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Hahaha it be probably be announced at one minute to Midnight on Wednesday! 😂 😉 Nothing like a bit of suspense that will keep us twitching, for a few more days! 😩😂

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      1. Fatboy Gooney

        * It ‘Will’ … be -dee , be -dee ” that’s all folks” 🐷

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  2. The12thMan

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    1. muffdiver

      not james rodriguez surely??
      absolute waste of money

      id take ricardo,
      but yes rumours of one marquee signing attempting , but its 50 50

      lets not focus on that tho, as we should be content that wenger has spent 100 million.
      anything else is a bonus

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      1. Juhislihis McLovin

        Rodriguez is a fraud.. Great player but nowhere near the £60 mils Real wants from him. His price was literally inflated by that great volley at the World Cup.

        Off topic, heard rumors that Inter is close signing Joao Mario and Gabigol. That’s some real intent there as well. Chambers would do well in Italy if he doesn’t want to stay in England.

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        1. Juhislihis McLovin

          Oh yeah and thumbs up from me for RICARDO Rodriguez as well.

          Possibly the best LB in the world after Alaba!

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  3. Trudeau

    Stitch-up? What stitch-up? The same one that saw Bailley go to ManU for 35m or Stones to ManC for 50m? There is no stitch-up and the 35m is media speculation which, until the papers are submitted, Arsenal would have no reason to refute lest someone else swoops in at the last minute and offers more.

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    1. Godswill

      Thank you @Trudeau. These days we think that players are good based on their price tag.
      That’s why Holding is a rubbish buy at 2M. But with what I saw today, we cheated Bolton more so when Holding is English.
      Mustafi & Boss K will be one of the best pairing IMO.

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    2. funkyrith

      Valencia were 10M short on UEFA Financial Fair Play, they sold Gomez to Barca, so they did not need to sell Mustafi. All news media reported as if they need to sell more to meet the regulations, were misleading. So, it was always going to be 30M or more. They might even sell Paco to Barca and rebuild a squad.So I consider we over paid. But if Arsane would have had his head in correct place, he would have bought him 3 weeks back for 30M or less

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  4. Break-on-through

    Yeah, I was about to say what Trudeau above said. The whole market looks a bit nuts but yet Wenger is called into question over one of his one’s. This is just the usual bs we get from certain fans who need to take a swipe at Arsene.

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  5. truered

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  6. Fatboy Gooney

    The only reasonable explanation for Arsenal’s late dealings in the transfer market must surely be because of:

    A) Earning the extra interest, whilst the money stays in the bank.
    B) Two months wage bill saved, by not signing the targets early.

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  7. great guns

    Can anyone tell me a free live stream for tonight’s match please, we no longer get live games on fox sports here in Australia. Thanks in advance fellow gooners

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  8. gunnerman8701

    Why can’t our young players step up like the Harry Kane’s and Marco Rashfords? We have a bunch of mediocre players holding Wenger Ransom.

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    1. Dee@ease

      We have Iwobi but if you mean English youngsters then sorry mate all English players suck and it shows with their useless national team,I don’t know how the players are holding Wenger to ransom I’m thinking Wenger is the one holding the fans to ransom who have to watch average players like Wilshere,Walcott,OX,Giroud etc while paying the highest ticket prices

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      1. Godswill

        R. Holding is loading.
        Next year he will be ahead of Gabriel barring playing time this season.

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  9. Wayne Barker

    Rashford will be a beast of a player. The decision to snub him by Sam allardyce was a joke

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  10. goonerbri

    Ffs lay off wenger. He has signed a striker and cb. Now let’s stop all the negativety and get behind the team. Akb’s and Aob’s get together and support our gunners. Ooh to be ooh to be a goona

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  11. Glen

    Will Mustafi get the shirt number 2 ? You can no longer ordre a Debuchy nr. 2 on

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