Posted on November 01, 2014 by ADMIN

Why Arsenal are right to look for transfer “bargains”

Who are the worldclass players or finished products? by KickAssFan

Every now and then, you hear Arsenal fans crying out for certain very popular and skillful players who play for well recognised clubs and leagues to be bought. They call such players “finished products” or “worldclass”. Well a finished product, in my opinion, is one whose skills have been well perfected, you are just certain he has the unwavering skills to perform in specific positions. While I’d define a world class player as one who can perform beautifully well at a high level consistently; not that such a player doesn’t make mistakes, but most of his actions on the pitch are right, very often right.

The truth is that there are innumerable players of such high quality out there, very good ones waiting for the spotlight to shine on them— players that if clubs like Arsenal buys them, they would not mind dying on the pitch for the club just to prove their worth. These players have everything you would want in a good footballer, the only thing is just for them to be scouted/discovered.

Every big name out there today had to be placed on a platform for all to see them perform before everyone realised that such and such player is indeed very good. For instance, a player like Cristiano Ronaldo was simply a very good player at Sporting Clube de Portugal, but we only got to know he’s worldclass when he started playing for Manchester United. A player like Fernando Torres was just a very good player at Atletico Madrid, but we all got to know he’s worldclass when Liverpool snapped him up. Someone like Thiery Henry was indeed a good player at Juventus, but certified worldclass only when Arsenal bought him. Dennis Bergkamp was merely a good player at Internazionale, but showed he’s worldclass when Arsenal bought him. And very recently, Bale and Modric—- let’s be very realistic—- couldn’t have been called worldclass but merely good players had Real Madrid not bought them from Tottenham; today they are proving to the world their indisputable worth.

I know we all love the “big names”, but they are only big names because they are playing for very popular clubs where their good performances can be seen by all. But trust me, there are very good players in small clubs or minor leagues out there that have been performing consistently very well who can also easily turn out to be “big names” if afforded the chance.

Some might say, “If you get such players and bring them to the big stage, they won’t be able to perform.” Well, that’s not completely true. In fact, that’s not true at all. If you don’t bring them to the big stage, how would you know? Such players, in my opinion, would be motivated by the desire to prove doubters wrong and to be reckoned with. After all, have you not seen or heard of “big names” that moved to other big/popular clubs or leagues and completely crashed? These guys would play for respect and recognition, not just for the money.

Every “big name” out there belongs to a club that surely won’t want to let go of them. And sometimes the only reason such popular players would want to play for you is the money; and in some cases, when you buy them they just under-perform because of their ego.

It is not the price tag that makes a player a finished product or worldclass, neither is it the popularity of the club or league wherein he plays; even age doesn’t really count. It is the skills and every other exquisite footballing attribute that the player possesses which he has been able to consistently put to visible use, and that can only happen if he’s given the platform.

KICKASSFAN

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24 thoughts on “Why Arsenal are right to look for transfer “bargains”

  1. ArnSam

    Man u’ve nailed it completely nailed it.
    That’s what we should be looking for…i mean why are other clubs getting the players we used to have and instead it’s us going to buy from them?

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    1. almostawinner

      many try, only a few succeed to be consistent world-class that
      deliver week in week out.

      you have to ask yourself: is wenger better able to spot them?
      or is the market as a whole?

      i think the market as a whole does a better job than any
      single individual manager.
      wenger used to have an edge but now its gone: for every bargain
      player he buys who pans out, 4 others dont.
      and thats true for other managers too.

      but if you buy someone who’s already proven, they’ve already
      gone thru that learning curve & proved themselves.
      thats not to say they will necessarily be a huge success at arsenal,
      but buying players is a game of chance: to get the
      highest probability
      of success, one has to pay for it, unfortunately.

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  2. Enigmaticben

    SPOT ON MAN…THIS IS ALREADY BEING NOMINATED FOR THE POST OF THE MONTH BY ME

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  3. Nawras

    I don’t care about the price tag. Barcelona stole Henry from us for as little as €24 million. THAT DOESN’T MEAN HENRY’S TALENT IS SIMILAR TO ANY PLAYER WHO IS BOUGHT BY THE SAME PRICE.

    From now on, we must buy players based on their work rate, determination and talent. We must not focus on their popularity. We need players with the same personality as Alexis Sanchez. I’m not saying that we don’t have determined players with good work rates, because we’ve got player’s like Mertesacker, Wilshere, Giroud, Ramsey, OX, Walcott, Sanogo (DONT QUESTION HIS WORK RATE VS BAYERN AND LIVERPOOL, THE LAD PLAYED VERY WELL), Debuchy and too many others. These players are determined and try to do their best despite given circumstances. However, Sanchez is totally a different beast.

    COYG

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    1. Dee@ease

      Work rate,determination and talent is needed and money must be paid which is why Sanchez cost 35mil,Aguero 38mil to Man City so Arsenal are WRONG to look for transfer bargains!

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      1. Nawras

        Lol if we bought Sanchez on a free transfer you wouldn’t have said that.

        Same thing with Khedira. If we secure him, you will agree with me. But, if he signs for another premier league club, Wenger moaners will keep saying “See! That’s how you buy for cheap you fool! *cries*”.

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        1. Dee@ease

          Real Madrid are not fighting hard to keep Khedira that’s because he’s always injured,we cry about our injuries but still want to sign more injury prone players?

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          1. Usmanov

            @ Dee@ease.
            Easy there, bro!
            “He is always injured”.
            Is this a career-long trend?

            Preferring to run down his contract, rather than sell him for a fee? So much for “not fighting to keep him”.

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  4. Dee@ease

    Cristiano Ronaldo cost Man United 17million pounds when they bought him from Sporting that’s expensive because it was 2003 and Wenger didn’t want to compete to get him so Arsenal are WRONG to look for transfer bargains!

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    1. Trudeau

      According to the beeb, Ronaldo was 12m, half of Beckham and 4-5m less than Damian Duff and Crespo. So even in 2003 not that expensive. Hindsight is 20/20 and I’m sure Wenger is one of a long list of managers who are kicking themselves now. In fact, looking through the years at transfer fees just underlines what an inexact science it is, even when buying from the supposedly top shelf. Good article KickAss

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  5. davidnz

    Like everyone in Vanarama North
    is the next Ronaldo if only someone
    recognised his potential 🙂 Lol.

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  6. SoOpa AeoN

    wow impressive write-up! …. But AfC’s transfer businesses over the last few yrs (cept perhaps this season and the one before)have shown we are not very good scouts and its only at this said Top f.c dat we often go for meagre bargains.. This is not to say they are no hidden Jewels out ere… It is possible that an Enner Valencia who plays for westham or a Frazier campbell who plays for crystal palace could be hidden jewels (with all due respect to our players in the 1st team, B-team n academy)…. We just need to get our business right and stop wasting our talents, being sentimental or playing em outta positions

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  7. SoOpa AeoN

    give talented players game time to play and shine……. They can never be world class while sitting on the bench(even in a smaller club) week in and week out….. Or do i need to cite a few examples of such players?

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  8. Usmanov

    @KickAssFan.
    Well-done! You did get Admin to post your article after all!
    Nice examples you used there. Although, I still think we are at a position where we need to get atleast ONE more player who has done it/proved himself at the highest level. After that, we may begin to “gamble” on bargain players.
    Our biggest area of need is central midfield.

    “I think Arsene Wenger has a very
    good team at Arsenal but I do think
    they need one player in midfield in
    the mould of Patrick Vieira,” he told
    Sky Sports.
    “They need a tall player, a strong
    player because in England you need
    players who are physical. That
    position is very important and I
    think that is the only missing
    piece
    .” – Robert Pires.

    “people say that we
    lack a physical presence in midfield,
    one profile at a Vieira or Petit, it’s
    true that this is what we need
    .” – Arsene Wenger.

    Khedira and Rabiot should be avialable for FREE (bargains? ).
    Khedira, anyone?

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    1. Dee@ease

      NO to Khedira he spends more time injured then on the football pitch we have enough injury prone players!

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      1. Usmanov

        @ Hafiz.
        Exactly how old is Toure Yaya? And yet, most of us would kill to have him in our team right now!

        @Dee@ease.
        Why are you making him out to
        look like Diaby?
        True, he has had major injuries
        since 2013. But Before that he
        played his first 3 seasons
        2010-2013 at approximately 45
        games per season with no
        problems.
        He played 4 seasons at Stuttgart
        without any major problems
        averaging approx 35 games per
        season. He played the whole
        World Cup save the Final.
        He has had injuries this year and
        last year and all of a sudden he
        is made of glass?!
        Why are you discounting the 7+
        years previous when he had no
        major injuries?
        He is going to be available on a
        free transfer. So yeah, he is worth the gamble. Do you have any other player of his class available to fill in that position?

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        1. Dee@ease

          We need to keep with the present as of now Khedira is an injury prone player for a team like ours we can’t take a risk with him when we are already suffering with injuries!

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  9. MarcB

    Grzegorz Krychowiak is the CDM we need to sign.
    The articles calls for bargain buys and highlights that every player needed a platform to excel, we can be this mans platform. Physical enough for the premier league, and also sporting the vision an Arsenal DM requires.

    Just watch his highlights on youtube. The long balls he plays meets his teammates feet every time. Cant imagine what we would do with Sanchez and Walcott on the wings.

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  10. arselonia

    @KickAssFan,
    I hope u allow admin to rest now no more threatening mate like u did yesterday….
    Nice write up bro keep it up.

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  11. Usmanov

    @Dee@ease.

    Why are you making him out to look like Diaby?

    True, he has had major injuries since 2013. But Before that he played his first 3 seasons 2010-2013 at approximately 45 games per season with no problems.
    He played 4 seasons at Stuttgart without any major problems averaging approx 35 games per season. He played the whole World Cup save the Final.
    He has had injuries this year and last year and all of a sudden he is made of glass?!
    Why are you discounting the 7+ years previous when he had no major injuries?

    He is going to be available on a free transfer. So yeah, he is worth the gamble. Do you have any other player of his class available to fill in that position?

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  12. true goon

    you got a few things wrong in this post,notably Bergkamp.Bergkamp was world class b4 he went to inter,since he was at Ajax,he didn’t just become world class at Arsenal.

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