Arsenal boss proved right over Man Utd January transfer decision

I must admit that I thought that Arsene Wenger had got this one piece of Arsenal transfer business wrong in the January window. In fact I thought he got a few things wrong but for today I will concentrate on the situation surrounding our France international Mathieu Debuchy.

The manager had suggested early on in the transfer window that he would not stand in the way if his fellow Frenchman wanted to cut short his career as a Gunner and move on. It was obvious that Debuchy was not at all happy about losing his place as the first choice right back to Hector Bellerin and it was also clear that Wenger understood and was ready to let the defender leave on a permanent or temporary basis.

But as the winter window drew to a close and no deal had been done there was no time left to sort out a permanent transfer and just as it looked certain that Debuchy would go to Bordeaux we started hearing about interest from Manchester United.

We now know that this was true and Debuchy has had a bit of a moan about Wenger blocking the move. The boss has now explained his decision, as reported by The Mirror and declared that he would do the same thing again if it meant not helping out a direct EPL rival.

At the time I thought it might be a good move as Debuchy would be able to help United against our other rivals like Man City, Leicester and Tottenham but would not be able to face Tottenham, but I was wrong. United have a huge defensive injury crisis and if they had Debuchy it might just have helped them overcome it.

So they could have been much closer to us in the league table and they might have won in Denmark last night and been able to rest players for the second leg which comes just days before we go to Old Trafford in the league. On this occasion, at least, did Arsene Know Best?

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  1. I must say man u sure look a “shadow” of themselves! But hey! they sure look ripe for the picking and we must make a great effort towards getting all 3 points, when we face them at old Trafford! Coyg!

    1. Ripe for the picking you say?….does not always work that way with Arsenal….of all the top teams its only Liverpool and Mancity i ever believed we can beat on our day..with Man u and Chelsea , even at their worst we still struggle against them…hope we cam build on the spanking we gave them at the Emirates is all i cn say…just after Fergie left, when EVERY team was beating them home and away, even Championship sides they still managed to take points off….so their form is irrelevant when they play us, we just need to focus on our own game and not expect any favor from them

  2. It was a right prediction from Arsene, that’s all. Even if we sold Debuchy to ManUre, I don’t think he’ll make any difference. ManUre doesn’t have play maker thanks to LVG poor transfer strategy. He brought DM’s Schweini and Schneiderlin into the team who already have Jones and Fellaini, but no play maker. In fact this happen since Scholes retired, last time they’re champion. Juan Mata can’t play this role, he tends to play wider. Anyway, that’s good for us, ManUre is so so boring. We can say loudly now, MAN WHO?

  3. Folks, there’s an article in Metro saying that Arsenal would be top of the table if the video replays are to be use…..
    Pshh….. Talk about “the refs ruining a match” at its best?????

  4. I would have wanted the Boss to agree to Debuchy loan deal to Man Utd’s LvG to help him out of his defenders injury plight. LvG is not a difficult manager to Arsenal like Sir Alex was.

    Van Persie forced his transfer away from Arsenal. And Sir, Alex capitalized on the available opportunity and availed himself with it by signing Van Persie from the Boss making a phone call which the Boss accepted. And LvG had since compensated Arsenal by selling Welbeck to us in return without blocking his sales to us rival club – Arsenal which we are still to Man Utd.

    Loanning Debuchy to Utd would not have altered our current standings in the table if the Boss had not blocked the loan deal. A friendly atmosphere of loan deals of transfer of players between Arsenal and Utd would have continued between LvG and the Boss next season if LvG remains as the Utd boss next season against all odds.

    Debuchy would not have played against us in the upper Sunday BPL clash if he was loaned to Utd by Arsenal. LvG is looking for a 4th place finish in the table against Spurs, Man City Leicester. And not against us who they can’t catch to tent our title hope as we look to be the BPL Champions this season.

  5. With the way the dude was moaning and having a pop i would have loved Wenger to let him rot on the bench….i have never known such a loser in my life….whatever gave him the impression the position is his for the taken…instead of knuckling down and fighting for a spot the idiot was too busy whinning and moaning like he is been cheated of a spot instead of been displaced by a younger and better player….i cannot stand the guy!!!!

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