Arsenal patience rewarded as Sporting see sense on Carvalho transfer

I know that being an Arsenal fan can be a little frustrating at times, especially during a transfer window. But I do have some sympathy and agreement with the way Arsene Wenger has acted in recent years. His refusal to pay hugely over-inflated transfer fees has seen us miss out on some players but was also forced on him due to the financial restrictions he was working under.

And those years seem to have given the Gunners a certain reputation in the transfer market. Clubs may still try to ramp up the price of players that we are interested in, but they do not really expect Wenger to agree to paying over the odds, as they do with many other clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man City and United.

Now those years of penny-pinching, or just simply refusing to be ripped off, seem to be paying off, according to a report in The Mirror. The paper claims that Sporting Club de Portugal have realised that the Gunners are not going to meet their valuation of something close to £40 million for their young central midfielder William Carvalho. They were trying to engineer some kind of bidding war between us and Chelsea, but that has not happened.

So now they have less than a week of the transfer window left and, surprise surprise, they are now willing to accept around £24 million for him. That is still very good money for a young player but it is more like the amount that Wenger would be willing to pay. We need to confirm our place in the Champions Leaguye first, but then I would expect to see this transfer deal happen. Good news Gooners?

Updated: August 26, 2014 — 12:24 pm

171 Comments

  1. More chance of it not happening then happening all rumours.

    1. sad but true.

      i expect a loan signing from the moldovan league.

      1. benik afobeeeeeeeeeee

        3-0 hahahahahahahahaha

        oh dearrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

        1. 4-0 hahahahahahaha

          wtfffffffffffffffff

          1. We might have a thin squad but even our bench would not lose 4-0 to MK Dons…

          2. I guess this is how other fans felt about us losing 6-0 and 5-1 last year.

            Good that United are finally getting theirs, but I want Chelsea fans to have some painful and embarrassing defeats for once.

          3. Watch this Man U fan crap his pants at MK Dons 4-0
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiw8obvlwfg#t=16

          4. My prediction(2nd time)
            LVG will spend Man U into bankruptcy and still remain 6th place.

            Note this in your time machine!!!!

      2. fingers crossed, hope wenger wakes up and signs carvalho

    2. Most people here want Carvalho but I can guarantee 80% of them have never even seen him play apart from a few clips on Youtube.

      1. No Giroud, I'm happy

        I guess, that’s true.
        Striker and CB/CDM should be solved by now. To be honest, I’m more concern about striker because Mr stubborn don’t care much about upfront reinforcement

        1. We also need a new left back. Hate to say it but Gibbs should be our back up as he is made of glass and Monreal isn’t good enough. We need a reliable, solid, first choice left back.

      2. I actually have not seen him on you tube. But I have on matches, I think he is adequate and has a lot of potential. What is certain is that he is a much better CDM than Flamini and Arteta, and to me that’s enough reason to buy him. We desperately need a CDM, everyone needs a striker, because he scores… but we have walcott, poldi, sanchez, campbell, sanogo and other one would help… but a CDM is a priority, we have nobody, arteta is not a DM and flaming is not the guy to play at DM regularly, instead Carvalho does fit the position very nicely!

      3. I want Carvalho because it seems to be him or no one. I’d rather have him than no one.

      4. JoJo: “80%” – being generous there me thinks. Nearer 95-99% have never seen him play a full league match, perhaps half caught his sub appearances in WC.

      5. F R I M P O N G !

      6. It’s worse for Wanayama… they all think about one game against Barcelona. Which overrated him by 500%

    3. I would love to see us sign Carvalho as he is exactly the type of player we are missing and desperately need. However, I am not convinced that this is nothing more than rumour and gossip. So, much as I’d like it to happen, I don’t believe that it will

  2. When will everyone learn we are all looking left but Wenger is looking right.

    1. Could he be looking at Messi at the moment? Hmm. I won’t comment on speculation.

      1. No Giroud, I'm happy

        maybe Messi’s child

        1. According to your username you are happy ryt now. Lol

    2. Wenger has eyes on the make dons stadium tonight

  3. He can cover CB as well so it would be a really good signing, but i’m not buying it. Just days ago people were saying manolas was having a medical, but it’s confirmed now Roma bought him for 10m. No need to get excited

    1. Manolas wanted guarantee of first team regular place. You expect Wenger to buy him then.

  4. Carvalho is a great buy at that price covers two much needed positions with one young excellent player who has a cance to even get better at Arsenal. It’s a no brainer.

    Now time for a striker. Who is coming in?
    Cavani, Falcao or more realistically Wellbeck or Remy?
    Not too many days left. Let’s beat Besiktas and get two players in 5 days! COYG

  5. Should go out there and get him for sure!

    Anyways, i told you guys before that giroud is important to us. He’s effective at what he does for the team. But i guess the goldfish gooners got what they wanted (for 3 months at least). Congratulations. Now look forward to sanogo being the only striker we have up front. God help us if he gets a long term injury.
    If wenger gets another striker out of this it is most likely going to be someone not as good as giroud, probably vucinic. I hope i’m wrong.

  6. I am going to bash Wengers head in soon! We need to strengthen our left side are you a puppet to the board or do you really care about our great club.

    1. you could try hurting wenger….he will just regenerate

    2. Wengerits think it is his club. So whats your point fella?

      1. If I can see where we are short what are we paying him for.

        1. OK Andrew. YOU are the Arsenal Manager for tomorrow.
          Please tell us the players you are selling/loaning, and those you are going to buy.
          First of course, the players coming in HAVE to be available, and, I want to know for HOW MUCH you are willing to pay in transfer, and, wages.
          Think about it, and tell us tomorrow.

          1. I wouldn’t have bought Sanchez instead I would have bought Reus, Khedira and Cavani or Falcao.

          2. PS f-ck the budget and get us winning again and make us champions which will in turn will increase our revenue.

          3. I can tell finance is not your forte.
            Remember Leeds?

          4. How were you gonna do that? Fly over with your 100+mill in your back pocket and bring them back at gun-point and make them play for us. Whilst statements such as yours have an alluring child-like quality they also have an idiotic simplicity that just doesn’t cut it in the real world.

      2. @ks-gunner
        Here’s the thing. Muppets like you think that it’s “your” club, yet you have no control over it what so ever.
        So, as long as he’s the manager, it’s his to do with as he sees fit. While you just sit on the sidelines and “HATE” impotently…

        1. Mr Yankee. If Wenger keeps bs with the Club any kind of criticism towards him will be justified. Bec in the end of the day, We support and care only for Arsenal.

          1. Don’t think many on here would buy your last line – think you should qualify this to reflect your own true feelings: “You support and care only for Arsenal when it is done in accordance with your fantasist wishes”.

    3. Left side isn’t a position. It is somewhere he sends players he doesn’t like that week.

      1. My thumb up for the month goes to you, sir.

  7. goonerwineverything

    we shouldnt knock getting remy for a seasons loan would cover all positions across the front and might surprise us and give us more cutting edge up front than g-rod and is same age as him so still got the experience needed up front and is c/l experienced also would be good bet for me

  8. Man utd have just signed Di Maria for £60m while Wenger sits there twiddling his thumbs. Utd have proved that any player is availble for a price. We need a world class striker NOW.

    1. if they get vidal i will be heartbroken

      1. @muffdiver
        Me 2 Muff D. Me 2. Never was a fan of Di Maria, so don’t care either way bout him…

    2. we got sanchez early on so what your point

      1. the point is that our rivals are getting stronger then us.

        1. we brought in 5 players so far and wenger has said he will bring in more after the champions league so calm down its not all about buying players . utd are acting in desperation getting di marira does not solve their problems they still need defensive cover which will cost them even more money

          1. Not acknowledge a thread is a mistake. Last year we could not beat Manures weakest team in years under Moyes. This year they do have a better Managers and world class players who will sooner or later start to play to their potential.

            To be calm we have to make some moves. Till then there is not such a thing as being calm.

          2. @gamer: have u learnt nothing over the last seasons? No one is coming in with or without CL. May be a CB loan will happen on deadline day – of a player from a league we have never even discussed in the forum. Wenger will then come out saying he is satisfied with the squad and we have a team which can challenge on all fronts- a team in which 1) back DM is calum chambers 2) back RB is calum chambers and 3) back up CB is also calum chambers. Given how Manu and Everton (they just signed Eto) have strengthened, even fourth position looks tough!

          3. And it is not just about buying players..it is buying the right players to fill the gaps..every fuc**ng twat knows that arsenal need a cdm..but wenger still cannot find one even with the coffers full. A top class striker needed but we won’t buy. why did he sell TV without signing a replacement first. Look at Roma. They sold Benatia and immediately found the replacement and here we are 4 weeks after selling our defender still without anyone and mostly now going for panic buys!

          4. And it is not just about buying players..it is buying the right players to fill the gaps..every fuc**ng twat knows that arsenal need a cdm..but wenger still cannot find one even with the coffers full. A top class striker needed but we won’t buy. why did he sell TV without signing a replacement first. Look at Roma. They sold Benatia and immediately found the replacement and here we are 4 weeks after selling our defender still without anyone and mostly now going for panic buys!

          5. Yeah Gamer. Learn your history. It’s not like Wenger brought in a world class midfielder last year after qualifying for CL… oh wait…

          6. i don’t know about you, but Ozil deal CERTAINLY was done after we got CL qualification. Sure, he is being forced out of madrid to balance their books, but there would honestly be NO chance of him picking us ifwe didn’t even in the CL.

            Unless Ozil was a nobody to you…then, we’re just not on the same page.

          7. You’re wrong dude, Wenger always gets his man… Kim karlstrom wil soon l be back on another loan.

          8. Why do i usually associate you to a lazy video game junky that talk BS all day?…oh i remember

          9. By the way that was @gamer..craptalker

    3. And to top it off they are not in the CL this season. Don’t tell me money doesn’t matter when signing top quality players.

  9. Everton close to eto’o

    1. Wish he played instead of Lukaku against us last week.

  10. Manu has Rooney and RVP and Hernandez and Wellbeck.
    Chelsea has Costa, Drogba, Torres
    Man city has Dzeko, Aguero, Jovetic
    We have Sanogo (0 goals)
    Do we not deserve a World Class striker to make a run for the title?
    I thought we were finally able to compete financially? So let’s compete.
    Pay 50M for Cavani and 24M for Carvalho and compete with the big boys.
    Or compete with Everton, Totenham and Liverpool for the Arsene trophy.

    1. Everton have Lukaku and Eto’o

      1. i have a migraine

    2. we have alexis walcott oxland podalski campball cazorla what top wingers do utd have expcet now when they get di maria who have city got on the wings like us navas? chelesea have hazard and shuruller rest avraage so my point is yes we may not have the best cf but we have a very strong wingers

    3. You forget Negredo for Man city

    4. 50 M + 24M? Mate try to be realistic. I know we`ll smoke weed, but yours seems to be too strong I guess. We are not Chelsea or Man City to spend that amount of money after buying Debuchy , Sanchez, Chambers already. We don`t need names, good players are what we need. No matter who comes in, as long as he can do the job for us, i am happy with it. No one is born world class, they become world class. Facts. Aaron Ramsey was not world class last year, but he won us the cup and helped us reached top four. So stop being delusional and desperate.

      1. Manu already spent 130 mil, I thought with FFP we were supposed to compete. We have many new financial deals and we can compete with anyone for any player except the Ronaldo’s and Messi’s of thi world. This is what Wenger and Ivan told the papers. With money in from Cesc, Vela, and Vermalen our net spend so far is about 30M this is less than what Everton has spent so far. So stop smoking the sh&t Wenger gives you and smoke the truth serum, it might help you understand the reality of the situation.

    5. Also forget Man City play 2 up front every game so by definition will have more striker depth. Since Sanchez and Walcott don’t seem to count every time we do this top trumps comparison who have Man City got that can score 10, 15, 20 goals in a wide forward postion? We have 5 players who have scored 10+ goals in a PL season for us. Man City have 4 by my reckoning. How many have done that for their present clubs at Chelsea, Liverpool, United, Everton. Many sides to this argument.

  11. Fit strikers in top clubs

    Man utd: Rooney,Van Persie,Hernandez, Welbeck

    Man city: Agüero, Jovetic, dzeko

    Chelsea: Costa, Schurrle, Torres

    Everton: Lukaku and Eto’o

    And we have Sanogo…

    1. Liverpool have Ballotelli and Sturridge

    2. You are normally pretty fair on here but seems you are bit casual and selective with this post Ted. What are we talking here? You have a real hotch-potch list there. Recognised centre forwards only? Secondary strikers? Wide forwards? No.10s who score? False 9s? Goal scoring wingers? If Rooney/Welbeck/Jovetic/Aguero and Schurrle are strikers then so are Podolski, Sanchez and Walcott. And if they are not strikers then nor are Bale, Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Robben etc.

      Perhaps we should adopt the more European norm and talk about “forwards” rather than “strikers”. Otherwise, Real Madrid would be really worried if they realised they only had one “proper” striker (Benzema). And also concentrate more on who can score goals rather than get side-tracked by whatever label we want to put on them.

  12. I believe if Wenger signs a striker it will be either Kalou or Welbeck.

    But I’m not sure that even an injury to Giroud would make Wenger sign a top striker as he loves Giroud and sees him as his star striker.

    CDM he will only get one if the price is right otherwise he will just concentrate on CD

    I hope I’m wrong and we get Carvalho and Cavani or Khedira and Reus etc

  13. we cant blame Wenger, seriously, it is to hard to find top top top players who are better then the ones we currently have.

    The injure of King Giroud means nothing. Wenger will not allow Poldi the move and instead delay it till the January transfer window. Sanchez will be forced to play striker aswell. Fals striker doesnt work with Arsenal bec all our opponents defend tight with counter football against us. So a tall striker is a must. Even if that player seems to be a complete Donkey. A tall untalented player is still the better option then a talented non striker.

  14. If you would have any logical thinking in you, you would understand the problem. But its seems that you lack it. So no worries.

    1. are you the same ks who makes those ridiculous articles? if you are you have no right to question that guys logic

      1. i am afraid you are mistaken me with someone else

    2. And so says Ks-Gunner the JustArsenal top ranking logician. You are all hot air, normally coming out of the woodwork when that other master of the universe Lockay comes on with his sermon from the mount.

      1. You just made my day! LOL!

  15. Didn’t Wenger say at the start of the transfer window, we will buy players to replace the players that have left plus 2/3 more. If he doesn’t he has lied to us again and I for one am getting fed up with it.

    1. Good evening mate,don’t worry if we do not qualify tomorrow night I will seek Wenger out and sort him out for you

      1. Evening mate I hope you are well. If we don’t qualify tomorrow, I can see the sh-t hitting the fan because the board and Wenger will think we don’t have the money to invest in new players.

        1. We have over 65m to spend without champions league and if we fail to spend it will prove the board is about making money not winning trophies

          1. its really as simple as that, but if he doesnt spend ppl will make excuses as usual…

            fingers/toes/eyebrows crossed

  16. At least we have Sanogo

    *breaks down in tears*

    1. lol…you underestimate postmen these days.

      didnt ronaldinho used to work for royal mail?

      1. @muffdiver
        Ronaldinho. What a waste of pure talent…

        1. man how long have you been watching football for be honest, you chat soo much crap

          1. @gamer
            WTF???

  17. If he doesn’t buy 2/3 more players we will end up with nothing next season.

  18. EN ESTE MOMENTO CUALQUIER FICHAJE QUE LLEGUE SERA BUENO… ASI SEA UN PAQUETE.. WENGER SIN PROPONERSELO LE ESTA HACIENDO DAÑO AL CLUB.

    1. I wish you the same
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  19. Last winter Wenger did not replace Rambo and Walcott in the transfer window so he will not sign a striker in this one

  20. I hate all of you fickle, moaning bellends. A month ago you were saying how we were going to win the league and Wenger was god. Now after a few games we are suddenly not going to make the champions league and Wenger is trying to kill the club. I’d remind you that we haven’t lost a game yet and we haven’t been playing well. When we find our mojo, we will be on fire. Wenger has said that he isn’t adverse to bringing in reinforcements. This means he’s working on deals. I guarantee that we have deals lined up and are just waiting for champions league qualification to tie them up. Granted, we need to add some quality to really push on but that’s the same for most. If Wenger signed Carvalho and Reus before the end of the window, you’d all start piping up about how great Wenger is. Stop losing your heads and chatting shit after a short amount of time when nothing has really gone wrong.

    1. No Giroud, I'm happy

      Do not forget to show up and comment on 31st Aug, one of us will definitely change his mind

      1. I won’t. I never thought we were going to win the league. Always said that Chelsea will do it this season. I just can’t stand the bipolar attitude of some fans. We are either going to win the league or we are going to be relegated. Some can never just be content. In the space of a year we have signed the worlds best no10 (Mourinho’s words) in Mesut Özil and one of the stand out players of the World Cup in Alexis Sanchez. Turning a team from scraping fourth every year to Champions takes longer than a year. We won our opening game of the league, drew away in Turkey (well known for being a hard place to go) and drew with Everton when last year they beat us. I just don’t think everything is as doom and gloom as most seem to think it is on here.

        1. No Giroud, I'm happy

          The board and the manager already said we are going to compete in a higher level and the manager himself said he will reinforce the team with 2/3 players (not replacements), and that’s why everybody gets his expectations high.
          If they do make it plain and say we are going to compete for the top 4th, then it would be a different story.

          1. And we will. We’ve only played three competitive games. You cant judge a team after such a small amount of games and when the transfer window hasn’t even closed. The only teams that have more quality in their squads than us are Chelsea and City. I expect them to come ahead of us. We will still give them a run for their money though. Have some faith.

    2. @alexhare
      Exactly.
      The”Whinge Factor” here has thickened considerably these past few weeks. It’s becoming unbearable.

    3. You’re right but i understand some fans’ frustration. Before this, we still had a squad with actual depth and about 2-3 weeks into the campaign Giroud, Arteta, Ospina, Walcott Gibbs and Gnarbry injured and with Diaby not being fit yet. In addition to this, we struggled in out last 3 matches although we didn’t lose any and tomorrow our main goal scorer so far won’t play. We have Campbell and Sanogo leading the attack and the only good news is our Germans being back. Again this may not even be so comforting as Wenger tried to put Ozil on the left so Wilshere could play. Wenger’s insistence on playing Wilshere tells me we will most likely not sign Carvalho because then, Wilshere will be stuck on the bench..that is if he is not injured.

      As you can see we have a lot to worry about, and from the way we all know our manager, you can’t possibly tell me you believe he’ll sign Carvalho and Reus lol. At beast we’ll get a fit Diaby and Remy on loan.

      But hey, please Wenger i beg you to prove me wrong.

      1. @ras911
        I hear ya. But for guys who call themselves supporters, some here sure show damn near no faith at all in the manager as well as some of the players.
        I just see no need in givin up on the fight before it’s even started.

    4. You’re right – it’s sickening.

      I ‘ve heard less whining inside the Woman’s Weekly office.

  21. DE SEGURO QUEDAREMOS EL LA PREMIERS LIGUE DE 5 O 6 … LAS VENTAS DE TRANSFERENCIA ES UN SUPLICIO… Y EN ENERO VIVIREMOS LO MISMO. NO SE POR QUE NOS ILUSIONAMOS.

  22. I will be there tomorrow night cheering the team on and enjoying a few pints before and after the game.Sanchez will score his first goal for us tomorrow night.

    1. if you see arsene…maybe whisper some advice in his ear…

  23. Dwight gayle hatrixk on 41 mins!! And man u 1-0 nice 🙂

  24. Wenger’s done all of his business early but he didn’t expect Giroud to go down. If the injury term is 3 months as some papers are quoting that’s 20 goals we need to replace so he will go in to get another striker. If it’s a month or so then he is not buying anyone. That’s how our scrooge looks at things, because he’s won tons of trophies early on in his career he’s not as hungry or motivated as Brendan Rodgers so don’t expect a mentality of buying/developing and winning mentality at this club until a new manager is brought in 3 years from now.

  25. @alexhare. Well said and I particularly like the poetic use of the word ‘bellend’ 🙂

  26. I forgot that Chelsea also have Drogba. And Liverpool have Sturridge, Baloteli, and Lambert.

  27. utd losing lool you gona need more than di maria van gaal might aswell bring in moyes as your number 2 lool

  28. The issue that he didn’t bring anyone extra. We are talking about depth now but what depth do we have? We merely replaced Sagna, Vermalen and Fabianski with Debuchy, Chambers and Ospina. Sanchez is our real only signing so i understand some fans acting like Wenger hasn’t bought anyone.

  29. I got a bad feeling that we have already spend the majority of cash which was given for transfers already. Wenger will only move if he thinks that our team will struggle for the 4th place. Manure are becoming strong. I think the weakest link for the Cl place is Liverpool. Now the question lies in, IF we are better then them quality wise or not? If Wenger says no, then we will not make any significant moves any more. If he says no, then someone big has to joins us.

    1. lol if he says yes, only then he will move ^^

  30. The fact that Sporting lower their asking price does not mean Wenger is going to get him…!

    6 days left and regarding of Giroud status or not, we should be doing some serious businesses now. But since Wenger is in charge of EVERYTHING at the club, from the cleaning lady to the locksmith on the back office, nothing will be done but after the Besiktas game.

    How did we get here?
    From the 2006 CL finale to this ???

    1. When $$$ became more important then Football. 🙁

      1. Yuou can thank the Russian gangster & Maureen for it

  31. Wenger is trying to win the EPL and UCL on a Greek budget it’s not going to happen. Once is a fluke twice is a miracle.

    1. LOL Good one… indeed he is that old hag

  32. Di maria are you watching? 🙂

    1. i am not watching the game but i saw the lineup; they r with out RVP,Rooney,Mata,Hererra,Fletcher,Valencia,kagawa, Jones they r playing with all their young players.to be honest they r better off of the league cup this season.

  33. Wenger is footballs equivalent of the cheese eating surrender monkey… In the parlance of our times…and that’s cool if you are a 4th place junkie… If you care about this team you will ask what it takes to start winning serious stuff given the opposition we face week in week out and act accordingly…wenger doesn’t care bcse 4th place is all he needs to keep his paymasters happy… He might even sneak a third place get to the quarters of the cl and win a capital cup…. Then it will all be about the genius of the prof to overcome the insurmountable hurdles we face….biased refs injuries Russian oligarchs etc etc …. Arsenal is less a football club and more a sporting parody so that even the dumbest s**** on planet football like savage and Owen can laugh at us…looks like plodin will stay now despite a string of mediocre performances but we live in hope that a last minute trawl of lower clubs might snare a couple of stand ins.. Reid rely etc …until the footballing prowess of Walcott giroud arteta and Diaby can once again send fear in to the boots of city chelski real barca and bayern….in Arsene we trust…. For f**** sake when will people wake up and smell the Money grubbing turds running this club????

  34. Going back to the tile of this post my patience is running out 🙂

  35. Our patience will only be rewarded if we sign him, and due to our usual way of concluding business this late in the window I can only see some second rate player joining as like normal.

  36. LOS FANS DEL ARSENAL TIENEN TODO EL DERECHO DE DEJAR SU CRITICA Y ENOJO AQUÍ. SON LOS QUE VEN LAS COSAS QUE SE HACEN MAL Y SON OBVIAS.. LA ULTIMAS TRES TEMPORADAS HEMOS SUFRIDO PARA LLEGAR 4 PUESTO Y EN EL REPECHAJE HEMOS SIDO MUY FAVORECIDO CON RIVALES NO TAN FUERTES. LOS FANS PEDIMOS AMBICION PARA LAS DIFERENTES COMPETICIONES LIGUE, CHAMPIONS, FA.CARLINCUP. EMIRATES CUP. EN TODAS ESTA TENEMOS QUE TENER LA MISMA MOTIVACIÓN, DE SER ASÍ NOS ARA SENTIR MAS FANS QUE NUNCA.

    YA ES HORA QUE ARSENE WENGER DEJE DE QUEJARSE QUE .. LAS LECCIONES, QUE LOS EQUIPOS RICOS LOS DESESTABILIZAN ETC … SABEMOS QUE SOMO UN CLUB PROPENSA A LECCIONES Y CUANDO TENEMOS LA OPORTUNIDAD DE SOLUCIONARLO NO LO HACEMOS HACIENDO NUEVAS INCORPORACIÓN PARA SUPLIR ESAS BAJAS.

    WENGER SI QUEREMOS COMPETIR EN TODAS ESTA DISPUTAS TENEMOS QUE TENER UNA PLANTILLA EXTENSA.

    POR ULTIMO …NUNCA ME HA CONVENCIDO JUGADORES TALE COMO: ARTETA – GIGGS- MONREAL ..ESTOS NUNCA TERMINAR DE CONVENCER.

    1. gracias. bien dicho

    2. Salazar,
      At no time this season has complained of bigger clubs “destabilizing” the game.
      Wenger made that claims years ago to get FFP going.

      Fans bitch and moan, some of the best weepers in football post here regularly.
      Lumping the last three seasons together is a mistake. Our new era started last season with Ozil, we got incrementally better this year with Sanchez and Debuchy. At Arsenal we strentghen our team with money we can afford.
      Every team wants a big squad, but regardless of your squad if you are beset by injuries then that does not help. Don’t put down Gibbs; he will be the best left back in England soon.

  37. When Arsenal fans stand up to the board and Wenger we might get our great club back.

    1. At the moment Wenger has too much power and control at the club,lose tomorrow and it will be like the villa home game last year but a thousand times worse

    2. PS I still haven’t forgotten the nine years of sh-t you put us through. We are better than that it is pay back time.

    3. How many shares do you own ?

  38. when was the last time a player has been linked with us a whole summer and we ended up buying them? People should save themselves the stress, we’re not getting Carvalho, doubt were even getting a CDM. This is Wenger were talking bout.

    1. Agree with you mate…best not to get our hopes too high!
      I rather discuss about our chances of retaing the Financial Fair Trophy and the interest the club is earning on £120m plus cash in the bank!

    2. true… shame on wenger and the board for not strengenthing the team. if we just get 3 world class players a cb, dm and striker we will have a chance win the league. with this squad we will struggle for 4th position again

  39. 2-0 for MK Dons!!

    Welcome to Manchester, Angel. :DDD

    1. @juhislihis
      MK Dons were robbed of a penalty and their making up for it. Man U fielding 2nd bench warmers. I think Van Gaal wants to concentrate on the EPL and get these smaller domestic cups out of the way…

  40. We had a great chance this year to build a team to win the league but as it stands we look like 4th place is our aim again,still time for Wenger to spend money but been down this road before with him and been lied to and let down for nine years

    1. Or we could always end up like Man United not investing in the team and slipping into the abyss.

  41. Giroud out for 5 months.
    We definitely need help in the CF area.
    A subsequent injury to another player and we’re done for.
    It’s beyond my understanding why Wenger’s not realising what others can plainly see.
    We need another 2 signings and soon.

  42. I like what one person said:for striker get Falcao. Just pay the bleedin money.

  43. Afobe scores MK Don’s third goal.
    Beautiful play.

  44. 3-0 mk dons utd loooooooool

  45. 3-0!

    Our man Benik Afobe sinks sorry Manure!

    £60 million man will not fix that problem..

  46. Yess Afobe 🙂

  47. With all the injuries and the transfer fiascos going on; The only player who I trust can save us tomorrow is none other than the “Prince”. Hope he is given this chance to prove himself. The left foot will do the talking tomorrow!

  48. Night all hope this time tomorrow we are all smiling COYG

  49. Afobe nails it again…

    1. this has made my week.

      thanks lvg

  50. The EPL is the best league in the world but it is going like the SPL, there will only be two clubs in it.

    1. There could easily be three if Wenger pulls his finger out.

      1. He pulls his finger out of the dam and wins the EPL in our dreams.

  51. @sogood2beagunner
    Lmfao…

  52. feel sorry for kagawa. was an immense talent, united has ruined him.

    the rest of them…bahahahahaha

    1. @muffdiver
      For real…

  53. The headlines toward the end of the season and then during the world cup were “Wenger to be handed massive £100M war chest” to turn us into a title winning side. So far we have spent a measly £20M with all the outgoings considered. All that time, ALL THAT TIME!! and we are now pretty much 4 days from the window closing. Is it just me or is something not right at this club????? No world class DM, no world class striker brought in. There is enough money at Arsenal for us to just splash the cash on Reus, Di Maria, Cavani, Carvalho, Khedira etc, but still time ticks on as usual. We could easily have had Balotelli or Remi or Bony by now if we wanted to.

  54. You have to question a manager when he loans out or sells players and they become better.

    1. Afobe? If you are referring to him, he’s been constantly injured. Recently came back from almost a year out. Really hope you arent referring to him, cause it’d be a bit embarrassing.

      1. @RSH
        Don’t you remember a player called a traitor with no name.

        1. so what, a youth player has been out for almost a year, wont get any playing time in the first team. Either play him with reserves, which hes probably a level above now, or send him out on loan.

          1. Diaby RVP or do I need to carry on.

          2. you lost me O.o

  55. NOW!!! Moyes must feel GOD-DISH….

  56. Lol…. I’m tired of talking
    Here’s what i think wenger’s doing… He’s signing 1 star player every year so by 2023/2024 season we should have a squad capable of challenging on all fronts !( they might have changed the names of the competitions)
    The only problem is you might be too old to be watching football by then ….. Lol…. COYG !
    Wenger should pls resign b4 he is killed in a car bomb !

  57. BREAKING NEWS Di maria has retired from professional football…..

  58. Benik Afobe! Hope it’s only a lone deal…
    Give him a chance, Arsene

  59. Can you remember only recently being told we can buy envy one apart from Messi/ Ronaldo or Bale
    As I’ve said we won’t be a big club again until wenger and kronkie leave

  60. Mr. Wenger has consistently sold us short, not due to lack of funds as he always makes us want to believe, but because his choice of players haven’t been right and the balance of the team a bit skewed! He’s got more personnel in midfield than he knows what to do with them whilst other positions are relatively short of quality and numbers. He has also wasted so much money in recruiting teenagers who after 2-4 years are considered surplus to requirement. One such player that readily springs to mind is Eisfield. Cast your minds back a few years down the line and you’ll start seeing kids who were bought for their potential and who unfortunately are no longer with us, Dennilson, Quincy-Abeye Owusu and the list goes on. The question we should be asking is, “has Wenger’s cumulative transfer dealings in the last 6 years been good enough to earn him the title of a great manager”? The whole world can see we need 3 solid players but because of either his stubbornness or his disregard for others’ opinions, he chooses to ignore them. We need a CDM, CB & a striker. Go get them boss before you blow it again his season. We are so near yet so far!!

  61. we will still struggle to score against utd as usual

  62. First i would i would not mind Carvalho/gustavo/song as our defensive mid fielder, lets hope we are actually going after one or even some unknown that can do a better job than what we current have.

    Secondly all teams spend money to on youths hoping to find the next messi, ronaldo, and etc, its just rather difficult to get into the main squad with so many pressure on trophies and big money spending. so do not knock this process.

    Third you keep referring to other teams and money they spent, WE ARE NOT OTHER TEAMS , buying the league, we gradually work up to the league title, at this time we starting the process again.

    Fourth wengers focus is qualifying for CL, not on transfers for the moment, he had said from the 15 to the end of august is when the main business are done, i think he was referring to arsenal now.
    We know he has to buy at least 2 more players and dependent , so lets just wait and see

  63. @Ruelando it’s either you are a mad fool, a new arsenal fan or wenger in disguise.
    You dare to support wenger ? You open your dirty mouth to say other club buy the league? Are we the first club with financial restrain? If he invested in the right places then won’t we be solid by now? Did Athletico & Dortmund buy their league? Isn’t it years of proper & solid investment that has paid off ? This window, the whole world knew that arsenal need a Striker, Cdm, Cb & a Lw but ur foolish coach is the only one that didn’t see it.
    He was given a 100 million
    . Reus
    . Bender/Morgan
    . Bony
    . Hoewedes/whosoever
    That list will cost 70mill+ & were good to go in the league & other cups. But he goes nd buys Sanchez for 30m & ignores the main problems just like he bought “luxury ozil”.
    If u don’t have anything to say that can help the Club, pls go and die ! You just got me very angry now !!

  64. Arsenal fans in london are the only ones that can help our fate…
    Wenger must go !! The Club won’t let him unless they start losing some money. A letter should be written to the board, telling them to Let Wenger go or nobody bus match tickets.
    Simione or Kloop should be signed in his stead.
    This are men who are hungry for success. Wenger has lost it



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