Arsenal pull-the-plug on Remy battle – Wenger’s ignorance prevails

Arsenal have reportedly pulled out of talks with Loic Remy over a possible move to The Emirates, leaving Chelsea FC in pole position to sign the highly rated frenchman, according the Sky Sports sources.

Arsenal had been linked with the signature of the QPR hitman all summer, but Arsene Wenger declared earlier this month that he did believe they needed another striker. Although since that day he has lost first-choice striker Olivier Giroud to injury, suddenly striking alarm-bells.

Just like every other year, Wenger refuses to listen to the fans calls of want for more squad depth, and a crucial injury threatens to scupper what could have been a title-challenging season. For months we as fans have said we need another striker, with young Yaya Sanogo and predominantly wide-man Alexis Sanchez not satisfactory cover. We should have signed Remy months ago, and now we have 36 hours left to sign some back-up.

Manchester City have 4 out and out world-class strikers and are title-challengers year-in-year-out, and have squad strength in every position. Chelsea have strengthened their squad in an amazing way this season. Yet we have done very little to combat this.

We are a top European team and should be challenging for the Premier League every year, but as usual, our manager does not listen to the people that matter. Ignorance is bliss…

We all know we need squad depth to challenge for the title, and we have been told we have the funds. Time is desperately running out for us…

Tags Arsenal Arsene Wenger Chelsea FC Loic Remy


  1. Dan.M says:

    it’s smokescreen where gonna wake up tomorrow to jimmy white announcing where in for a striker we weren’t even expecting like last year wid ozil

      1. JoJo says:

        The disappointment will be strong with this one.

        1. Invincibles49 says:

          Sing anyone, Wenger won’t. 😀

          1. seancali says:

            We don’t need Remy, I firmly believe Campbell is as good as Remy. He just needs to START a few games and get a couple of goals and he would be ready. Still our priority should be CARVALHO+A DEFENDER

    1. th14 says:

      Or he could be announcing a loan deal for an injured 30 year old nobody.

    2. atid says:

      Was going to say Jimmy white!!

      Who would believe anything he had to say? Snooker playing, coke sniffing alcoholic.

      I would rather believe Leo or even!

  2. O2-Home kit says:

    Transfer indecisivness might cost us again. Remy would be much more realistic target than getting hopes up for Cavani or Falcao, I just hope we have our sights on someone.

  3. Young Gun_AFC says:

    Maybe we can go get Zigic now. But according to reports, the legend is no longer interested as he was unimpressed with our preformance against Besiktas.
    He will be taking his world class hold up play elsewhere.

  4. jonestown1 says:

    “But as usual, our manager does not listen to the people that matter” about as far from reality as is it is possible to be. Which people exactly is he required to listen to: his employers, the fans that agree with him, the fans that don’t agree with him, this forum, the SS pundits, his players, other managers, none of them – come on man how does that work?

    1. The Handsome_Gooner says:

      Exactly! Who are the “people that matter” ?

  5. vijaygunner says:

    wohoo! atleast we won’t be signing kalou this window, now about gourcuff…

  6. Invincibles49 says:

    Wenger was in the race in the first place just to appease the fans. I never had any hope.

  7. dopplesoldner says:

    Balotelli, Sturridge … pace, strength and technique…

    compare to Giroud, Sonogo…

  8. Matt says:

    Maybe he’s got bigger irons in the fire? Let’s hope so…

  9. Greg says:

    Lets go for jackson martinez!

    1. Big Gun says:

      Wouldn’t mind him to be honest. Tall, quick and tricky. Scored some amazing goals for Porto.

  10. Twig says:

    Arsenal beats Leicester 4-0 today, and gunners will forget all about Falcao, Cavani, Carvalho and Remy.

  11. Matt says:

    The difference is, Liverpool sell their star striker, buy another star striker, Chelsea have lack of quality strikers for one season, they sort that out starlight away in the transfer window, even a couple of seasons back, United loose out on title to City, they go straight out and buy Van Persie. There’s a difference, Wenger lacks ambition still.

    1. The Handsome_Gooner says:

      ambition = spending and money ?

        1. The Handsome_Gooner says:

          who are those fools talking about passion, hardwork and team work

  12. Matt says:

    All I do know is that if we do not sign another world class player before tomorrow night then it is another season finishing fourth or lower and no trophy.

  13. Big Gun says:

    There are some positives if we do not end up getting a new Cf, although I agree 100% it is an area we have not improved on since RvP left.

    1.) Sanchez has proven he can play that role comfortably. It is against the more physical teams like Everton, Stoke etc where he might not be as effective.

    2.) If Sanchez or Theo get the nod as CF (that is when Sanogo is injured of course), players like Campbell, Ox and Gnabry will be sure get more game time. All those players have what it takes to make any defense shake so it is not like we do not have cover on the wings.

    I know it is NOT ideal and if Wenger was really hell bent on competing this season, we will sign a world class Cf before the window ends (here’s holding thumbs). But what I am saying is, even if we do not, we still have quality up front that can cope while Giroud is injured. It is not sire straits in that department. Our DM area is a massive problem and I would rather Wenger bring in Carvalho or someone like him first before we get a new CF. It is our no1 priority as we saw last season Arteta and Flamini were ok against weaker teams but couldn’t handle more aggressive, quicker teams.

  14. leo says:

    Article in BILD says “BVB now have a replacement playmaker, should Marco Reus leave the club.”
    hmmmm come on arsene do it

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Who? Are they signing Kagawa again?

  15. Matt says:

    It just sickens me that we are meant to be title contenders and Yaya Sanogo is the knot out and out striker we have seeing as Giroud’s injured.

    1. The Handsome_Gooner says:

      what if sanogo show his true class this season and scores 20+ goals

      1. Matt says:

        Not going to happen, he’s never even scored a competitive goal for us.

        1. The Handsome_Gooner says:

          you are here from the future? No? Then shut up!

          1. Ks-Gunner says:

            u mad?

          2. WembleyMay71 says:

            You may call yourself “Handsome”,
            but you speak “UGLY”.

  16. RSH says:

    So we were after Loic Remy for about 12 hours… this means
    1. We have a better deal lined up.
    2. We’re a joke.

    I’d say theres a fair chance its either one.

  17. th14 says:

    Stan kronkes at an away game 0_0
    Hopefully this means sh*t is going down.

    1. RSH says:

      lol, he doesnt care bout Arsenal. Just there for a quick trip.

  18. The Handsome_Gooner says:

    I know you all want arsenal to succeed bu theres a reason we all are sharing our thoughts here and wenges is the manager of arsenal

  19. Matt says:

    I just see how good the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea look this season and can’t help but expect us to get a battering next time we go to Anfield or Stamford Bridge unless we do something big in the window today or tomorrow.

    1. jonestown1 says:

      Stop clinging to this belief that money spent today or tomorrow suddenly vanquishes all our weaknesses and makes our trips to the Bridge and Anfield a walk in the park. Mate, a decent Championship team could go to the Bridge/Anfield with the right game plan and 9 times out of 10 not get thrashed 0-6 or 1-5. And lets hope the boys are not as scared and in awe of Chelsea and Liverpool as you are.

    2. RSH says:

      why are some people so obseesed with a LW? We still have no CDM, 3 CB’s, and a limp strike force. Reus a great player, but a waste when we have Poldi, Campbell, Ox, Cazorla, Alexis who can all play on the left. NOBODY is getting Reus, its just the truth, and BVB has been saying it just about every week this whole summer.

  20. Matt says:

    I’m expecting nothing less than a Marco Reus signing tomorrow. That’s true ambition.

  21. Ted Drake says:

    Stan Kroneke has been spotted at leicester game today. Hopefuly he is there to oversee a large transfer.

    1. Matt says:

      Why would him being at a game mean that we are to sign a big name player? Doesn’t make sense…

    2. mark says:

      Gary Lineker is coming out of retirement..? 😉

  22. RSH says:

    to think Townsend was ever compared to Walcott….

  23. Greg says:

    The spuds are getting trashed at home! Lol!

  24. malone31 says:

    Morgan Schniderlin, Marco Reus/Julian Draxler – stability and balance.
    Poldi to go

  25. Ks-Gunner says:

    I dont thing that Wenger is ignorant. Think hard, its not that hard to figure him out.

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      think god damned

  26. Cartman says:

    Well 4th place has become our home. We are used to it by now. Home is where the heart is

  27. Daedric_Lord says:

    in italy cerci to ath. madrid

  28. Matt says:

    Julian Draxler and Carvalho tomorrow and I’ll be a happy b*stard.

  29. Rush says:

    Team news just came out.
    WS1 MD2 PM4 LK6 NM18
    MF20. AR16
    AS17. MO11. SC

  30. Dan.M says:

    Whys the postman starting kmt

  31. Rush says:

    I don’t even know. Hopefully he delivers.

  32. bomber says:

    What a joke of a site…who writes these articles? Arsenal supporters or Spud/United/Chelsea fans?

    IF Remy was signed the SAME author of this article would suddenly shift gears and suggest Arsenal showed no ambition by only signing a player of Remy’s class…this site loves Arsenal as much as a man who beats his wife…

    1. mark says:

      Have to say, using the word ‘ignorant’ to describe the manager seems a bit ‘ironic’?

  33. Matt says:

    Sanogo starting says it all, sign a world class striker.

  34. RSH says:

    Sanogo starting. Score your first goal please… And hopefully Ozil is playing CAM… And thank goodness Wilshere and Ramsey arent in same lineup, or it would be another disaster. Decent lineup, but I always like when Ox starts honestly.

  35. malone31 says:

    Think we all know that cavani or falcao will not happen so Reus/Draxler plus Schniderlin/Carvalho must be the minimum if we want to realistically compete on all fronts.
    Draxler/Reus to finally have some pace and balance down the left. Then between Draxler/Reus, Cambell, and Sanchez one of them could become/be trained to the mobile striker role a la RVP.
    Fingers crossed till Monday night!!

  36. Sumo says:

    Admin where are your predictions and win the T-shirt competition.
    Bdw Sonogo starts. Mesut through the middle.

  37. Hafiz Rahman says:

    guess title is over for Arsenal…

    Liverpool, City and Chelsea

    not to mention Utd have strengthen with Di Maria, Herrrea, Shaw, Vidal and Blind….

    4th place every season

    same shit again

    1. ChristopherHWinters says:

      Dude Man Utd will take a lot of matches to compete for top four. And if we win today we will be 3rd in rankings with 7 points. What are you wailing about?

  38. dopplesoldner says:

    sky sports reporting the 4-1-4-1 formation with Ozil on the left.. Hope that’s not true.

    1. RSH says:

      im seeing a 4-2-3-1 on their website, Ozil down the middle

      1. ChristopherHWinters says:

        same here, Ramsey-Flamini the double pivot with Alxis Ozil and cazorla the front 3.

  39. cardo87 says:

    Don’t know why but I’m still convincing myself he’ll pull Reus and Carvalho out the bag. I’ll never learn.
    Let’s give Leicester a new arse hole now. Gooners!

    1. rock88 says:

      We need new signings CB,CDM and ST.

      1. cardo87 says:

        Someone disagrees with us.

  40. rock88 says:

    Wenger has screwed us again. He went late for Remy to make Arsenal fans interested.

    1. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

      he will come out and say “we do have enough strikers, and we didn’t find better strikers available”

    2. WembleyMay71 says:

      The Scrooge of Ashburton Grove who steals the hopes of Arsenal fans every Christmas.

      1. WembleyMay71 says:

        Then we, as fans, wake up in January and scream, “What just happened?”

  41. mike1977 says:

    God i wish our attack had the passion and pace and movement of Liverpool’s. Unbelievable how good they are going forward. Cazorla or Ozil on the wings is where we fail miserably for that very reason. Campbell and Ox would be played there if we played under Brendan Rogers. Liverpool are certainly gonna be main challengers to City and Chelsea.

    1. mark says:

      Bit early for that. They played well for sure, but they did the same last season.

      Nowt like positivity about our chances…and that’s nowt like positivity!

  42. ChristopherHWinters says:

    Intresting question: Who is more stubborn, Wenger or KJ ?

    PS: #KJShouldApologize

    1. WembleyMay71 says:

      Another interesting question:
      Does Wenger love Arsenal as a football club?

      PS: #WengerShouldLeave

  43. TioMoses says:

    I don’t mind Remy, but I hope that us pulling out of getting him means that we’re aiming for someone better than him.

    Guess we’ll find out very soon, looking forward to deadline day.

  44. Mp5348 says:

    for the first time in my life i must say if wenger doesn’t sign anyone else this summer then we need to fire him and bring in a new’s too much.. We Want to be Contenders not a participant In Epl or Ucl !

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