Wenger eyes ‘opportunity’ to buy attacker

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Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal’s strong financial position could see them at an advantage when it comes to buying players in January and hinted that any new additions will likely bolster his attacking options.

The Frenchman went on an uncharacteristic spending spree in the final 48 hours of the summer transfer as he attempted to plug the gaps left by Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. However, with money still in the coffers and Gervinho, and Marouane Chamakh set to be missing for five weeks in the New Year, it appears the Frenchman is weighing up further additions.

Speaking to the Arsenal official website, Wenger explained:

“We lose players like Chamakh and Gervinho to the Africa Cup of Nations, so hopefully touch wood we do not get any injuries to our strikers, but if an opportunity turns up in that department then we will buy.

“The situation, I must say, is a bit special. Economically the whole environment has changed and people suffer more. The clubs will suffer more financially and it’s much more difficult.

“Maybe we will have some opportunities because we are in a good financial situation.”

The Gunners have been spuriously linked with a host of top European talent (and Soloman Kalou) in recent weeks, but with the manager going on the record stating no interest in Yoann Gourcuff and Mario Gotze suffering another injury it wouldn’t be surprising to see a few new names thrown into the hat…

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N7 Gooner
N7 Gooner

Not holding breath….who would we buy who’s good but not CL cup-tied? Also does anyone know when Joel Campbell’s allowed in?

njqnjq
njqnjq

We’ve been linked with Lukas Podolski who’s not cup tied recently.

critic
critic

one dimensional player, just for mental masterbation…

Mooro
Mooro

If his one dimension involves banging goals in, pass the toilet roll…

Frog
Frog

I’m all for a one dimensional striker. A strikers only job is to score goals. Ehem mr. Chamakh.

ozz
ozz

I don’t think whether or not a player is CL cup tied is really that important if we can get him for a good price. It’s not like we are very likely to win it and realistically it’ll just mean having to do without the player for a handful of games.

Charlie
Charlie

Yeah, which he could really use for rest in the closing stages of the season.

Les Bleau laGoon
Les Bleau laGoon

They could apply for a work permit for him in jan. not sure if he has a recall clause in his loan agreement.

Steve
Steve

No they can’t. He’s on loan to get enough European games to get a work permit in the first place. He needs to complete his loan first i’m afraid.

Spooner
Spooner

The club can get one exceptional talent visa per year. Given that it’s not a football body which dictates this, I’d be surprised if it had to tally with the football season so this may be a route the club is able to explore in January if it runs by calendar year (?).

Personally would rather someone a little more experienced to support RVP though. Campbell may look promising, but he has the same amount of playing time in a top European league as my mum.

Spooner
Spooner

* as my mum does. I’m pretty confident it’s zero either way!!

Arsenalkid700
Arsenalkid700

SPOONER: Your mum played 0 minutes in Europe to! OMG!

Steve
Steve

He can only get an exceptional talent visa if he’s A) played enough international games in the main squad and B) that country is high enough on the FIFA rankings (stops teams buying american samoan, new guinea, british virgin islands, etc… players just to get in the market). So in a sense you are right but it would be unlikely he would get a permit as shown with Vela, Botelho, Galindo, Wellington, etc… when they first joined (the latter 3 are obviously still waiting).

Pooner
Pooner

I know this is deluded, wishful, footballmanageresque thinking, but it would be amazing if we pulled off a world class buy like Neymar. I also think Podolski could be a good move. Or basically anyone who isn’t Chamakh.

StongTackleBacarySagna
StongTackleBacarySagna

It would be amazing to pull that off, but to be honest, until Neymar plays in a league where defense occurs and he is truly tested, I’m reserving my opinion regarding his value to a Premiere team. I will say, he tears it up at Vila Belmiro; very talented.

Mooro
Mooro

“Pull that off.”

Wanking reference # 2.

Padwoir
Padwoir

Get a room with yourself Mooro, sheesh.

Steve
Steve

He’s got one and it’s a mess….

ontheup
ontheup

I’m still hoping for a Götze deal, which would give Walcott a chance up front. He wants to be a striker after all.

Fab
Fab

I agree, I’d really like to see Theo take a step back to his roots and play as a central forward

Frog
Frog

Untill theo SHOOTS when he’s one on one with the keeper, a la v. Everton numerous times, I don’t want to hear about him as a cf option. We already have a striker who is afraid to kick the ball into the net. We need a striker with a pair of balls the size of gervinhos five head who wants to score everytime they touch the ball. You know, like rvp or gervinho.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

you’re on form today Frog!

Frog
Frog

form like rvp or form like arshavin? It’s the former I hope.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

like 4 goals against Liverpool Arshavin. Not current form Arshavin.

lonsdale
lonsdale

I wouldn’t mind seeing that. Would really give him a chance to open those legs and exploit any cracks in the opposition’s defense.

Matt
Matt

I think that seems to get forgotten a lot when we talk about needing a striker. Theo wants the job, and his contract needs renewing. If we go and buy a top striker, and don’t lose Robin, that means Theo can’t play there for the foreseeable future. I wonder if that will stop Arsene from bringing someone in.

Geoff
Geoff

I must say John Radford looked surprisingly fit on Saturday when introduced to the crowd, big man, good in the air and an Arsenal legend….short term contract? Oh wait I meant Ian Wright…..Oops I mean Thierry Henry….back to the future? I hope we bring in a young hungry fast forward who creates and scores…..oh hello Theo!

DaveGooner
Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

haha! he actually said “Don’t you know who I am?”

Don’t you know who I am? I’m the greatest strikooooor that evooor lived!

Frog
Frog

Yes he is an absolute waffling cunt bag. But……………………

I’d swap him and vela for chamakh and park in a Kentucky fried minute.

Arsenalkid700
Arsenalkid700

I don’t know where Nick and Robin get this best striker in the world idea from but we all know HESKEY IS THE BEST!

Spooner
Spooner

Haha, quality!

HH
HH

Moussa Sow will join Arsenal in January. Done deal. Heard it hear 1st.

Mark
Mark

Senegal have qualified for the ACN this year – so I’d be very surprised given Arsene’s recent comments regarding such players if this were to happen.

argonaut
argonaut

I doubt we will get Moussa and his sow. Maybe just his sow. Then again we already have a tubby little Russian piggy already.

Seb
Seb

The only reason I would want moussa sow is that when announcing his first name over the tannoy the man can say his name in a really deep, low threatening voice that will strike fear into the opposition

Matty
Matty

Don’t want to put a downer on things but just heard Gotze is out for 4-5 months with a torn thigh muscle. So any movement with him won’t be until the summer at least.

Eoin

Gotze looks good, unless his injuries are serious it’s worth a buy. Podolski is proven, and can play on the left which is something we could use.

I know it’s a bit off topic but could we just splash on Baines? It’s not like Santos has proved much, and Gibbs is injury prone. And another centre back instead of Squilachi would be nice! Christ everyone else has loads of centre backs and strikers. Even some useless teams have 2 good strikers!

Mooro
Mooro

“Splash Out”

# 3.

Mooro
Mooro

It doesn’t even say “Splash Out”. Too many beers.

Therefore, Wanker reference # 1 for self.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

heh. genius.

Metal Man Thing's Mate
Metal Man Thing's Mate

It does say “Splash on Baines”, so yeh #3

Mooro
Mooro

Easy on the “wanker self” thumbs up though lads. I had too many Christmas light ales early doors and now feel like a’arry getting a tax demand, on the way home.

billywhizz

to me, santos looks twice the player baines is and for almost half the money we would have to pay for the everton man. this is gibbs chance to step up to the plate. if he can’t take it, then we have santos back for the run-in. personally, i don’t think gibbs has got what it takes and can’t wait to see the brazilian back in action…

Steve
Steve

So Santos who has played what.. 8 games for Arsenal in the league hasn’t done as much as Leighton Baines who has played over 330 games in the Premier League…. Some people really don’t think before they write.
A bit of research also shows that:
Santos is 4 inches taller than Baines (height has always been a problem)
Has played 17 more international games, which considering is with Brazil holds a lot more sway
and
Has scored a goal every 0.13 games while Baines has scored in 0.04 games. Taking those values into account, if Santos plays the same amount of games then he can rack up 44 goals, while Baines has still only scored 16.

SAGooner
SAGooner

good goal stats. bearing in mind baines takes penalties for the toffees too.

Steve
Steve

He also takes most of their set-pieces as well.
Also whoever thumbed down, i want your reason. I have proved that the original comment is wrong but you seem to disagree.

Adam, Watford
Adam, Watford

Podolski or even Klose if the latter is available ! Maybe even bring the big Czech Jan Koeller out retirement, if only for the Stoke City game !!!!

Equally, is there a good reason we didn’t try to nab either or both Pod and Klose a few seasons back ?

Podolski, please Santa !

critic
critic

gets a thumb down for mentioning klose.

Adam, Watford
Adam, Watford

Maybe my memory of Klose is different but I thought he was good, but still maybe I am wrong . . . maybe he wronged us or England, I’ve clearly forgotten !

As for the big Czech, I hope people knew I was joking !

Steve
Steve

He’s only just joined Lazio though, so Klose would be unrealistic.

BorisCro
BorisCro

It has to be Lukas Podolski then 🙂
Come sign Poldi we Love U already Top player !

heihaci
heihaci

emile heskey

master floda
master floda

best choice if you look for a real goal scoring threat, unless chelsea will sell torres.

Steve
Steve

Heskey and Zamora?

Steve
Steve

Has anyone else noticed that it looks like Wenger has just caught a fly that’s been pissing him off in the picture?

Fed up of Barca
Fed up of Barca

Ha, proper Mr Miaghi stuff there!

Must have learnt it off Miyachi

Attasmani
Attasmani

😀 haha i love that observation, absolutely awesome!
On Podolski: He’s very good when playing for germany, and he’s doing a good job at cologne too, but he didn’t quite make it at bayern munich.
But if Wenger would see him as good enough I wouldn’t question that.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

I was just about to write that. Then I read your comment Steve. Well in.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

Either it’s a fly or he’s DJing.
“needs a bit more bass”

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

now it’s lacking a little bit the sharpness on the treble

Ace McGoldrick
Ace McGoldrick

Podolski is supposedly an option and would be a hell of a buy imo. Good lord I hope it isn’t Kalou! Then again surely he would be off to ACON anyhow…

critic
critic

what the fcuk u know about podolski? and what’s the difference b/w him and kolou?

Don’t just repeat an opinion b’coz it’s popular.

Jimmy the Saint
Jimmy the Saint

Didn’t realise you were Salmon Canoe’s agent. The BFG is working out ok so could Podolski. Still only 26 and definitely has talent, Wenger can only make it better!

Steve
Steve

Lukas Podolski – 26 years old
276 league appearances and 107 goals – 0.38 goals a game
91 international appearances and 43 goals – 0.47 goals a game

Saloman Kalou – 26 years old
321 league appearances and 103 goals – 0.32 goals a game
37 international appearances and 13 goals – 0.35 goals a game

Seems to me that the stats show that Lukas is a better stiker domestically and internationally for FC Koln, Bayern Munich and German than Saloman is for Chelsea and Ivory Coast.

Witoldo
Witoldo

In fairness to Kalou, a hell of a lot of those appearances are as a sub.

Steve
Steve

So he’s not even a super sub…. He needs to try harder.

Master Bates
Master Bates

Steve .

I also prefer Podolski over Kalou or any of the other players we are being linked with .But i’d still go with Kalou . that stats just proves he is better than Chamakh , considering he plays most games as wide forward

Josh
Josh

I’m sorry to be raining on everyones parade but have you guys seen Podolski scoring record for club? Is he really the only viable option to shore up our attack?

I know he is having a red hot scoring form now but recent history suggest that he can’t reproduce his superb international form for his club. We are potentially looking at another Arshavin, in respect to looking good on paper and not so much in practice.

But if he does come to Arsenal I’ll still trust Wenger’s judgement.

Steve
Steve

Lukas Podolski
276 league appearances and 107 goals – 0.38 goals a game
91 international appearances and 43 goals – 0.47 goals a game

Robin van Persie
330 league appearances and 136 goals – 0.41 goals a game
61 international appearances and 25 goals – 0.40 goals a game.

Fairly similar but RvP is ahead due to his assist rate and unselfish behaviour. If we had Podolski as a backup striker then i’m sure he’d produce more goals with our ability to create chances. It wouldn’t be a bad striker to come off the bench if Wenger wanted to go to an almost 4-4-2 formation during a game.

Josh
Josh

Thumbs up for the stats 😀

When I was referring to his club stats I was referring to that when Bayern had him. I remain slightly sceptical due to the fact that if he can’t perform at Bundesliga highest level, how is he going to perform for Arsenal when we need him?

His greatest asset is that left foot of his, I swear it almost knocked the gloves out of a goalkeeper once.

Just to be impartial and adding to the mini-stats fiesta:

This season for Koln
1214 minutes – 13 goals, 4 assists
Averages about 71.41 minute per goals/assists

Plays left wing too.

Steve
Steve

Maybe getting out of the Bundesliga could help his career. Surely every tom, dick and harry defender has clocked him and knows what he’s going to do.
He can’t be any worse than Torres, so he’d stay under the media radar.
I just think that at 26 he still hasn’t reached his peak and Wenger is very very good at getting players to reach their potential (I think some players reach it but he felt, wrongly, there could be more. Bendtner is the main example). 2 years with Wenger could make him a back up striker and then we also have a striker who knows the Arsenal way when RvP makes the unfortunate decline due to age. I’d then see RvP in the Bergkamp role, with setting up other players but not running all over the place.

manfrredi
manfrredi

plenty of good attackers out there.

I see us getting a young striker if any, thats the arsenal way, we get them in young and mold them into stars.

i dont think its completely unlikely that bendtner returns to arsenal. He might not have looked super sharp for sunderland BUT anyone who has seen him play for danish national team knows this guy can pull of some real arsenalistic things.

Denmark qualified beating portugal and norway. bendtner scoring against portugal and norway. But then, denmark play him as a real striker, and not on the wing.

still and option….

to add to the podolski rumours, he has recently lost his role as captain in Cologne and he is a very big player, and Cologne is not playing up to that as a team at the moment.
He is a quality player, wouldnt mind seeing what he could do for the arsenal.
COYG

BorisCro
BorisCro

and who would you Podolski haters buy, in January that is not cup tied,not going to ACN and a dozen times better than Chamakh . And with 18 months left on his contract he is for me the best option…

Steve
Steve

A tesco carrier bag?

Steve
Steve

Someone doesn’t like tesco’s? How about Sainsburys?

Witoldo
Witoldo

Fernando Torres.

Louie
Louie

Thank the gods Kalou is Ivorian so he should be at the ACN.

Steve
Steve

Unless they drop him as well…….

Comedian
Comedian

ok fine i will go for VILLA its our time to fed up barca.

Steve
Steve

I think we’ve done that with taking their young players. Wenger is a genius at wringing the Barca wallet dry.
Take their young players, turn them into superstars and sell them back for an inflated price.

Nubbles
Nubbles

Podolski would definitely be a good option option. My biggest argument for buying him is that his suitability as target man in our 433 is good; too many teams play two strikers up front instead of one, therefore a lot of strikers might find it hard to adapt to our formation.

Podolski always played target man in Koln, and does quite well in terms of pace and finishing. The only comment I have against him is that he gets caught too often offside (at least from what I have seen)

Steve
Steve

Can’t be caught offside any more than Adebayor, so we should be okay.

Mr. Eboue Armann Yes
Mr. Eboue Armann Yes

I can imagine the Clock End sing this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koFOz6gMgtU

Pele of Romford

Marco reus- borrusia monchenglad rags or whatever theyre called.

Seriously good player.

Cygan's Left Foot
Cygan's Left Foot

If we buy Kalou it would be for only a fetish reason, as I can’t see any reason of buying a below average player that can’t get into the Chelsea team even as a sub!!!

As for a striker, Please not Lukas Podolski he is a trouble maker on and off the pitch where ever he goes, that will coast us a lot.

Pato is the one that we should be after.

Spooner
Spooner

I think Cahill & Benzema would be excellent signings. Just what we need.

Frog
Frog

I’d like to thank everyone who’s posted on this thread ago far for not once mentioning then names of benzema or Cahill. Well done lads. Thanks.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

D’oh!

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

You just had to go and say the C word didn’t you! heheh

Frog
Frog

I’d like to thank everyone who’s posted on this thread so far for not once mentioning then names of benzema or Cahill. Well done lads. Thanks.

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

ahjahahaha he said, mentioning ‘arry’s new number 5 and chelea’s replacement for anelka (at least that is what i hope to see, please please please santa hahahah)

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

i’d trust the scouting network the arse have + wenger’s judgement over any anon internet post

obv i’d be wary of wenger’s habit of refusing to pay more than the cost of a second class stamp for world class talent, but that’s a different matter.

east to forget in all the current hype, but when RvP signed we had the world’s best striker in TH14 and RvP looked like a tyro with a poor scoring record, a massive chip on his shoulder, ability to get sent off without trying and little prospect of picking up from TH14

and look what happened to RvP

so if we do sign a young striker i’d hope he gets indulged with a little patience from everyone, who knows how he might turn out

Comedian
Comedian

Henry had good backups we dont. Whats the point of playing Chamakh as a backup striker when he will be off in january should have played Park by now but looks like he’s not good enuff(hope i m wrong ). Surely there many good strikers who can cover for captain Vantastic but will Arsene buy?

gooneriffic
gooneriffic

Podolski or Lisandro Lopez, although Lopez is an unrealistic target as he’s fully loyal to Lyon. Also Abel Hernandez in Palermo (who was linked with us last year and during the summer) might be a target. Taiwo would be a good loan in January I reckon.

That is all.

Voldermort
Voldermort

Not bothered if we bring in someone who is cl cup tied, we need to finish in the top four and another proven striker is essential. The premier league must be our priority to attract new players for next year and to persuade rvp etc to sign new contracts in the summer. Heres hoping but won’t hold my breath.

ontheup
ontheup

The funny thing is that Wenger will buy no one because he feels he has “enough depth” and the team has shown “mental strength” and he would only buy “top top talent” which is always “difficult in January” because the market is “distorted”. And let’s not forget that we have Chamakh, Park, Campbell, Vela, Bendtner – so “what would we do with a new striker in the summer”.

Then cue ankle injury to RVP and placenta massages…..

Oh the agony….. I wish it wasn’t so difficult to love the Arsenal…..

Frog
Frog

Doesn’t really sound like you love the arsenal.

Jolyon Williams

If we rule out every centre forward that:
(a) has played for the Sp*rs at some time in their careers,
(b) has been sold previously by Arsene Wenger amd therefore never allowed to return
and
(c) is currently on higher wages than RVP and is likely to be expensive,
that, Ladies & Gentleman, leaves us with Grant Holt…

Voldermort
Voldermort

Frog, ontheup is just stating the obvious mate, we have been here so
Many times in the last 5 years or so when the need for a player in certain positions was so glaringly obvious to most to move us on only to hear the same excuses. Not surprising apathy can set in.

Frog
Frog

I am aware of the transgressions that have taken place the past few winters. However, this time is different for a few reasons. Let me elaborate. The last few times we said we needed reinforcement signings because we were depleted in certain positions due to injury. This time around, everyone, wenger included miraculously, realizes we don’t need a new striker because of injury. We need a new striker because two of the three we have are as useless as tits on a bull.

Plus with that said, I feel wenger, as well as myself, smells blood in the water. United is weak this year, Chelsea is old, Liverpool sucks an citeh will prove to have no heart when it’s all on the line. When we beat citeh on Sunday were 6 points back. It’s only mid December. If we run the table, we win the league. Wenger will have orchestrate the biggest turnaround ever. The blood is in the water. Are we going to buy a striker and swim? I believe we will.

Spooner
Spooner

Not to mention Wenger said he is only thinking short term now, in the L’Equipe interview.. I read that as he didn’t want to keep trying to build solely from youth, only to be let down every year by selfish mercenaries who’s heads were turned by petro-dollars. IE he’s not going to fuck about as much & will try to build more quickly than that, even if it means actually spending money.

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

god i hope so

going to middle eastlands on sunday, cannot fucking wait

fancy us to mug them. mancini is defensively minded, we are solid at the moment, and crucially we’re getting the luck when we need it right now, whereas citeh are not

of course i’d take a 5-3 win but 1-0 to the arsenal will do just as well

Comedian
Comedian

Well in that case go for Shane Long even if he gets injured he gets back quicker than expected.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

I’m wondering if we’ll end up getting someone a bit old. I think Joel Campbell is looking very good indeed. His goal against Spain was a cracker. He’s a player who hasa bag of tricks and good pace, and seems very natural on the ball. Reminds me a bit of Ian Wright. I can imagine a season loan or short term fix coming in so Campbell can play for us next season. He seems to be getting games at Lorient so should get a work permit.
I’d have Eduardo back, myself, but there you go.
I think, if we do buy, we need someone ready made that Wenger won’t have to worry about moulding into a player. We’ll see I guess…

gunnermaniac
gunnermaniac

this tym mr wenger has to change his words into action in january. Let not be stories lyk that of juan mata in the summer transfer

wogen
wogen

we have very talented midfilders. Now a time we want a striker like Hazard, Andre Ayew, ….

Frog
Frog

Ya and we shoul sign a defender like etoo.

lonsdale
lonsdale

And we really need a good goalie, like Iniesta

Mr. Eboue Armann Yes
Mr. Eboue Armann Yes

Cygan is always an option

Xxxrob
Xxxrob

Lucas barrios is apparently sick of the bench at dortmund, he’s a sweet target man in a good footballing team only thing is if we are actually interested in gotze, signing barrios might jeopardize our chances of getting him.
But if we’re not I’d say we could do worse.
(not sure if he’s cup tied tho)

Timmy
Timmy

But if we bought another striker it would KILL Chamakh!

SDDutchGooner
SDDutchGooner

Let’s not forget the possibility of Wenger finding some unknown prospect in some unknown league that leaves us all scratching our heads. Fairly certain the professor is about ten steps ahead of all of us on this.

Frog
Frog

No. Not this time. We need instant ability. We’ve no time to fuck about. Joel Campbell is the unknown you’re referring to. He’s on loan.

Bunburyist
Bunburyist

Can anyone explain to me why we bought Park Chu-Young? Anyone?

Frog
Frog

Yes. I can. It was to sell a fuck load of red and white shirts in the pan- Asian market. Duh.

Witoldo
Witoldo

We wanted to screw over Lille so that all the “Hazard to Arsenal” rumours would finally stop.

Witoldo
Witoldo

That and we wanted to have cover for Chamakh when he goes to ANC in the all-important “ineffectual back-up striker” position.

Cygan's Left Foot
Cygan's Left Foot

Just to piss off Lille for not selling Hazard to us.

Thank god he is going to do his military service in 2 years or we would be stuck with him for 3 years as we did with Almunia and Denilson.

AusGoontang
AusGoontang

Kalou ain’t that bad… But we wouldn’t buy him anyways because it contradicts wengers first line about losing players to the AFCN. Anyways I’ll believe it all when i see it, we’ve been promised signings before in January and have been left dissapointed.

El blondo
El blondo

A taunt of “Thursday night, Channel 5” – a reference to Manchester City’s elimination from the Champions League – from Ashley Cole sparked a confrontation between Chelsea and City players in the tunnel after the Blues’ 2-1 win on Monday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Think of all the copper you’ll have on your mantelpiece now you’re at a “big” club mr Nasri – muah ha ha ha!

Witoldo
Witoldo

Meh, as sad as it makes me to say it, City will probably win the EPL this year…

Although with an Arsenal win on Sunday…wow, we’d only be six points behind with more than half the season to go! We’ve choked away bigger point gaps than that before.

Steve
Steve

Difference this season is, there is no pressure on us as everyone thought we wouldn’t even make the top 10.
Arsenal always play better when we are expected to lose, as we just go and play our game without trying too hard.

GoonerNugget
GoonerNugget

Have Ghana qualified for the ACN? If they have then that would rule out one of the Ayew brothers from Marseille.

Loic Remy would be a very “Wenger-ish” signing in my opinion – also from Marseille.

WentworthGooner
WentworthGooner

I think we should try a cheeky bid for Fernando Torres, on loan will do aswell !

Arsenalkid700
Arsenalkid700

This is it Wenger! GO OUT THERE AND BUY THE BEST!

January shopping list:
1) The Beast Heskey
2) whoever else…

Steve
Steve

El Hadji Diouf?

Tacklr
Tacklr

Mark Henry

Steve
Steve

The american wrestler or the striker for Harrow Borough? I mean the latter would fit our needs for a striker and i’m not sure if the former could jump very high at corners, free-kicks, etc…

Witoldo
Witoldo

Bebe?

Steve
Steve

Don’t be ridiculous, he’s far too good for us

GoonerNugget
GoonerNugget

Heskey is a sublime talent. Good with both feet and in the air. Also exceptional vision and tough tackler in defence.

bdotm
bdotm

How about a striker with the proverbial premier league experience? Zamora anyone? Dembele? They both hold up the ball quite well and can be frightening. Arsene would just need to sharpen a few rough edges.

Tacklr
Tacklr

We can’t do a business with Fulham. They’ve got another tool as manager.

Steve
Steve

Were you joking about Zamora? I really hope so…

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[…] the manager’s thinking about it. Speaking about the possibility of a January transfer or two, he said: We lose players like Chamakh and Gervinho to the Africa Cup of Nations, so hopefully touch wood […]

Tacklr
Tacklr

Chamakh: I’m very delighted that he’s off to ACN, not because I hate him, but because he’ll find few games under his belt.

Gervinho: We’ll miss him, but I hope Arshavin steps up. Also Oxlade-Chamberlein could be used against lesser sides. Anyway, I hope Ivory Cost gets eliminated in the first ACN round so we can have our very own Gervy back, but wait… Yaya will get back too.. Mixed…

Frimpong: Will he be off too?

Man Shitty: Now we’ve marked our 125th with style, lets go and win at the Waste Lands again. Probably, they’ll park the bus and wait a counter as they usually do against us. Anyway, I hope Gerv has his shooting boots on.

And speaking about last weekend’s party:
1 – We won.
2 – Robin van[tastic] Persie scored a goal of the season candidate.
3 – We kept a cleansheet.
4 – Three legends were remembered.
5 – Spuds lost a game.
6 – Fat-Frank saved the Invincibles’ record.
7 – Clichy is a Gooner.

Steve
Steve

Arshavin? I’d play Benayoun rather than hope the Russian stepped up

Martin Keown is my hero
Martin Keown is my hero

We should defo go in for Torres. No better man then le boss to get him back to his old form. Himself and RVP10 up front would be fuck’n super.

Steve
Steve

Or RvP would have to do the job of 2 players, thus increasing fatigue which would lead to more injuries.

Bkamp4ever
Bkamp4ever

guys u just missed the obvious.AW is gonna sign TH14,fits perfectly for the ACN window,demigod status so not much dissent,and most importantly very viable monetarily.i am suspecting AW asked for the statue so may be he can emotionally blackmail henry into playing for a tuppence,may be even free!masterstroke.

Steve
Steve

There is a whole news story already with comments showing why it would not be a good idea.
There is a chance any transfer could go the way of Vieira, Pires, etc… as in, badly

Bkamp4ever
Bkamp4ever

guys u just missed the obvious.AW is gonna sign TH14,fits perfectly for the ACN window,demigod status so not much dissent,and most importantly very viable monetarily.i am suspecting AW asked for the statue so may be he can emotionally blackmail henry into playing for a tuppence,may be even free!masterstroke…ha ha.