Posted on July 22, 2018 by ADMIN

Why an Arsenal bid for Yann Sommer makes no sense

Arsenal have already brought in Bernd Leno this summer, despite already having David Ospina and Petr Cech as our usual keepers. It looks like Ospina will be the one to leave as he has not been included in Arsenal’s tour party that are flying to Singapore today, but Petr Cech, who was finally given the Number One shirt this summer, has gone on the plane along with Leno and Martinez.

But now it’s being reported that the Gunners are chasing another Bundesliga keeper with the Express reporting:

“Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

The Gunners have already bolstered their goalkeeping department this summer by signing Bernd Leno.

But it seems with Petr Cech a target for Chelsea that Unai Emery is taking no chances as the new season approaches.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Arsenal are in “advanced talks” over taking Sommer to the Emirates.”

There have been reports of Chelsea being keen on taking Cech back to Stamford Bridge and today there are rumours of interest from Roma as well, but I am struggling to believe any of these! Cech is unlikely to be prepared to leave London, which is why he joined Arsenal in the first place, and as the Gunners legend David Seaman said: “I don’t think he will get written off straight away,”

“You don’t disregard that experience from a guy that has won everything in the Premier League and he has won the Champions League as well.

“Don’t disregard that. He has still got a lot to offer. What is interesting is that Petr has took the number one jersey.

“So that means that he wants to stay around for a little while.”

The big Czech only has one year left on his contract, and I see absolutely no reason to see why he can’t be our Europa League keeper and backup if Leno doesn’t settle in quickly. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start our first League games either. And how would bringing in another top keeper help Leno’s confidence either?

So no I really can’t see any truth in the Sommer rumours, especially if it is true that Barcelona want him!

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46 thoughts on “Why an Arsenal bid for Yann Sommer makes no sense

  1. Eddie Hoyte

    Ozil posted the 2nd part of his statement an hour ago…Reading that really got to me, how his partners and some sponsors backed out and how the school he went to treated him when when he planned to go back there for charity work and asked him to stay away..
    I reckon the third which is the final part will state his retirement from the national team, he’s posting his statement bit by bits so people will read it and get him whole before they focus on his retirement.
    Truly I ain’t related to him but the statement in his second post really got me and I feel his pain.
    Ozil has always been a footballer and never interested in politics but German medias just needed someone to take the fall and be the limelight away from their world cup failure.
    I hope the team and coaches help him, he’s with the team that left for Singapore today. Yes he’s working for Arsenal but let’s not forget he’s also human and nobody will be willing to go through what he’s been going through lately and having partners reject him.
    I expect he’ll announce his retirement in his next post now.
    #SaynotoRacism
    #COYG

    1. Sue

      I think it’s disgraceful the way he’s been treated, I hope you’re right Eddie about the 3rd part announcing his retirement

      Really nice to read about all the good he does for underprivileged kids… people forget all of that & then you have to read on here a certain person starting his posts with I am an Ozil hater… SMH!

      1. Eddie Hoyte

        Sue I have a big feeling that’s what’s gonna unfold in his third and final statement. He labelled the first one I/III, the 2nd one II/III.
        I believe he’ll do it, he’ll retire because I could sense his pain in his 2nd statement, and no human should have to go through that. As for someone saying he’s an Ozil hater on here, Hate is a strong word, why exactly would you hate him? We are all critics of our players and even oppositions but using hate is a massive word.
        Well different stroke for different folks, hating someone isn’t gonna make you yourself grow

    2. Waal2waal

      …whatever is unfolding with ozil and his country of origin – i suspect its nothing that 300K per wk can’t help him to reconcile and put behind him. The solution here is to show your worth at AFC.

      moreover, if he plays football to his ability for this club he’d etch out a place in history that could complement whatsoever he’s achieved in germany’s shirt. so it appears germany forgets her hero very quickly whereas here its different we are inclined to be more reflective, we care about those that do well for us and in regards to football’s stand out individuals we show more appreciation, and where heroes are concerned we’re nostalgic. Advice to mesut put your all into your club shirt.

      1. Eddie Hoyte

        waal2waal “…whatever is unfolding with ozil and his country of origin – i suspect its nothing that 300K per wk can’t help him to reconcile and put behind him. ”
        I don’t think your statement is proper or right in any sense, no matter how rich, how much u earn, how popular u are, and you’re facing Depression and Stigmatization, trust me your money isn’t a solution, all you’ll need to get back on your feet is the support and love of the people around you. Stigmatization kills and leads to depression. You feel yes he earns 300k, so you feel his personal life and issues shouldn’t be put into consideration. On the other part if we all turn our back on him and say after all he’s earning 300k then do you think we’ll gain anything from it? He’ll be depressed, downcast and won’t give anything on the pitch, AND STILL YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY HIM THE 300k.. If it’s your company won’t you rather find a way to get him back on his feet? you don’t treat your staffs like that just because you pay them. Nike kept their sponsorship with him and carried out their projects with him during these trying times.
        All a man needs is love and support.
        So I strongly disagree with your first paragraph

        1. waal2waal

          i don’t think anyone here is a greater flag waver of ozil’s than me. however, im not so fickle to be drawn in by tabloids representations on the player. Eddie Hoyte your point is based on a hypothesis that our ozil is depressed or somehow “suffering” from it. I am aware of nothing of the sort so perhaps you would like to enighten or shine more light as to what “reliable source” informed you of ozils turn in terms of his mental state.

          I gave you a fact – he’s paid handsomely – and I don’t expect there’ll be any adverse affects when he performs on the field. i appreciate you may be drawn in by ozils loss of sleep over this matter but i choose to look at the affair with my eyebrow raised. so i reiterate (again) being paid 300K per wk will go an awful way in anyones life to see that they get over the anxiety (real or percieved) to which you refer.

          Lastly i have an elder brother who suffers as schizophrenic so try not to lecture me – at least not on depression. i doubt you’ve anything to call real experience, to go by. I say 300K per wk – 1.2millon a fortnight does go a long way to help bring harmony in anybody’s predicament… sorry im not fickle enough to swallow the tabloid’s drivel.

            1. Eddie Hoyte

              waal2waal I understand everything you’ve said now and no you don’t know me but to say I have no real experience about depression and Stigmatization is wrong, you don’t know me, but there’s no point making this about me or you.
              I see your points, you mentioned your brother and no I’m not gon lecture you on depression, because I don’t know you and what you’ve been through.
              But a quck and innocent question bro, I’m sure you’re always there for your brother and the rest of the family stays with him and supports him which I can tell you goes a long way in helping him fight his demons and goes a long way in keeping him happy. The fact that you and the rest of the folks have stood by him, you all love him so you still make life beautiful for him, here’s my question. Do you think your brother would prefer earning 1million a month and losing you and the rest of the folks while his friends all walk away because of his condition. Would he be happy to go through any of that because he’s earning a million per month? I’m not sure.
              We’re all money driven bro, but sometimes we all need more than just money.
              I respect your honest view bro

  2. Waal2waal

    more fake news (i suspect). its commonly known that cech is settled here in the capital and the fact he’s taken the no1 jersey speaks volumes. i would expect bernd leno to take cup games and cech between the sticks in the league. the new goalie would must be delusional if for a second he expected cech to play some kind of second fiddle.

    eventually, cech could be a first team goal keeper coach for all our keepers particularly as not so long ago jens lehman was given a vote of no confidence (for reasons that remain mysterious??).

  3. T2T

    The squad for Singapore gives us a great indication of who is unlikely to leave – unless an exceptional offer comes in – and who will be in the first team squad:
    GK: Cech, Leno, Martinez
    D: Bellerin, Lichsteiner, Koscielny, Sokratis, Mustafi, Chambers, Holding, Mavropanos, Kolasinac
    M: Torreira, Elneny, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Özil, Iwobi, Ainsley, Nelson, Guendouzi, Smith-Rowe, Willock, Osei-Tutu
    S: Perez, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nkethia
    The young players in this squad can of course be sent on loan. Unai also may want to have a closer look on some of the players (e.g. Perez) to assess Y/N. New signings not on the tour will of course not be sold. It’s interesting that Monreal is not on the tour; I really hope I’m wrong as I think he was our best player last season. Ospina, Akpom and Jenkinson are, IMO, sure to depart. As are Campbell and Asano (maybe another loan). Welbeck is still on leave after WC but he could also be on his way as I believe he’s not a plan B and cannot measure up to Aubameyang, Lacazette or Perez. His major strength is being home-grown. Iwobi is in the same – home-grown, but not much else. Xhaka’s omission is strange as he recently signed a new contract. Maybe because of WC?

  4. John Ibrahim

    fans contradicting themselves…

    didnt the fans want two quality players in every position to provide rotation and competition?

    cech, ospina and martinez have been deem not good enough and hence a new potential gk signing….

    the next thing fans will be thinking is how to play them together instead of competion and rotation with each other

  5. Counsel

    Leno is bang average the stats shows it,the experts do not rate him, Cech lost his edge so to be honest we don’t have a top class goalkeepers, we rank below 10th compared to other EPL keepers which will cost us considerable number if points of course.I’m particularly impressed by signing of torreira but the rest we have signed are not arsenal standard and that’s the bitter truth sokratis is awful Leno is already making school boy errors in training and the media reported .I hope our transfer is far from over, Emery has our support but let’s the whole managenent not joke around and utilize the transfer period well ,

    1. Someone

      “Leno is bang average the stats shows it”

      No his stats show he is a good Keeper , the only slight problem is his potential 1 or 2 mistake a season which are gonna get solved.

    2. Khadii

      Bar Torreira…. These signings remind me of Wenger’s famous 5 after Man utd 8-2 drubbing…
      Remember them? Arteta, Mertesacker, Andre santos, Benayoun etc

  6. jon fox

    I would like Sommer to come and us to let both Cech and Ospina go. But the Express are merely copying what The Star already said and I think this story , sadly, is without truth.

  7. mysty

    Mirror | Alex Iwobi is on the verge of signing a new long-term Arsenal deal. Iwobi has agreed terms on an improved contract and will extend his stay at Arsenal until 2022 when he puts pen to paper on his new agreement. #afc

    1. Counsel

      @ mysty that’s what happens with a clueless, overrated and a stage freight manager we are bar torreira we have signed and extended average players contract the fans will be insult them instead of questioning their signing if Iwobi will extend his contract then Emery is a fool and fans will soon be baying for his blood will rage.Is arsenal being sabotaged or what is going on really!

        1. A.ball08

          Counsel
          Just for the record and i believe it was a typo
          Fright..not freight as in freightliner

          Give the man a break
          He has just got in to the job
          Has limited funds to work with compares to the other so called big clubs.
          Let’s judge him on what he has done at the half way stage of the season
          We were going backwards with our last manager..pains me to say that
          A squad that peppered with some good players but heck of a lot of dead wood scattered in there

      1. Jay.com

        Remember Emery’s just a coach, he’s not in charge of transfers & player contracts.

  8. Sue

    One article says Iwobi will be sold, the next says he’ll be rewarded with a new contract!! Then another article says we may re-sign Giroud!! WTH! This window is crazy!!

  9. ruelando

    A new contract does not mean you can not be sold or loan, it implies that we Arsenal can ask for more money for sale or loan. I am hoping he stays on for all his faults i think there is a good footballer inside of him and i hope Emery will be able to break through by bringing out the best of Iwobi.

    Base on what i have seen happening, Emery is giving everyone a fair chance under him and nothing going with what had happened under the past regime. So the gamble is to reach Champions league with the group we have and next season we will see more departures.

    This also allows the board to hold on to cash reserves for the new season. We have a good team which can reach the top four, but it strongly depends on if the players carry out Emery’s philosophy and instructions

  10. nassan

    The day lehmann pushed kolo toure during that match against Chelsea,i knew Germans are bad and arrogant people, ozil who i believe is the classiest player in the current generation of players at arsenal shd just quit Germany and choose another country.. I guesz England will wish to have him.

    1. Counsel

      Germany should deport Ozil, the big eyed,who sees things before they happen, in my country they call him the eye witness .Always there to assit

  11. Bakri

    I think you don’t know what you are talking about. Arsenal last season concieved goals more than any other premiership club and tha both Petr Cech and Ospina were not good enough and made terrible mistakes and now Arsenal have a chance to sell both of them and they have already signed a goal keeprt and Yann Sommer will be the second one and they were both tested at the top level and comong to Arsenal at very reasonable prices. loolk at Liverpool signing a goal keeper for £68 milliond which is equivallent to all Arsenal tranfer budget. So let us all approve the excellent job Emery has been doing since his arrival to Arsenal.

  12. Durand

    I would ask if Cech or Ospina have done enough to merit staying. In my opinion, no they haven’t. Both have single handedly cost us 3 points. If Ken1945 reads this please don’t ask me to cite that, lol. Anyone can go back to last year and find for themselves if your memory isn’t sufficient.

    Cech and Ospina both had enough time and chances. If we can sell them to fund Sommer, then do it. Otherwise, Cech can be 2nd and help coach up Martinez.

    Tired of all the handringing and indecisiveness. Sell players if they aren’t good enough.

  13. John0711

    Swap Czech for cesc
    And before anyone say Judas
    He wanted return Wenger didn’t want him. He’s much better than Xhaka

  14. Eddie Hoyte

    waal2waal I understand everything you’ve said now and no you don’t know me but to say I have no real experience about depression and Stigmatization is wrong, you don’t know me, but there’s no point making this about me or you.
    I see your points, you mentioned your brother and no I’m not gon lecture you on depression, because I don’t know you and what you’ve been through.
    But a quck and innocent question bro, I’m sure you’re always there for your brother and the rest of the family stays with him and supports him which I can tell you goes a long way in helping him fight his demons and goes a long way in keeping him happy. The fact that you and the rest of the folks have stood by him, you all love him so you still make life beautiful for him, here’s my question. Do you think your brother would prefer earning 1million a month and losing you and the rest of the folks while his friends all walk away because of his condition. Would he be happy to go through any of that because he’s earning a million per month? I’m not sure.
    We’re all money driven bro, but sometimes we all need more than just money.
    I respect your honest view

    1. waal2waal

      @Eddie Hoyte – im not in any way being funny or antagonistic – i trying to ask where the information comes from to suggests ozil has in anyway shape or form he has, lost his mind, been stigmatized for germany’s exit or has been so deeply affected he’s lost his commitment to go to work?

      his tapestry is nothing of remotely like that which you paint where he is so lost of a place to turn when all is not going his way. Anyone can see the letter (to which you refer) is constructed by somebody who’s from the legal fraternity, the context and phraseology convey this. I think you’ll find ozil won’t require any cotton wool approach to his predicament. I think you’ll find there’s nothing to the notion that ozil has had a sudden, temporary or permanent loss of his mind caused by anxiety. I love the player – but i refuse to believe this matter has in anyway softened him up. Let’s see how he performs in Singapore.

      – its not everything we’ll see in the same way. I don’t go along with the notion ozil responds only to love and all that stuff, but, for sure there’ll be far more we agree on than the things we don’t. Enjoy your evening. Thanks for your comments

      1. waal2waal

        …and with that Good on the arsenal team 2018/19 prospects. and as i said (above) The solution here is to show your worth Ozi at AFC

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