Monday, June 17, 2024

Cash rich Wenger bemoans lack of choice

Arsene Wenger claims that despite there being plenty of money in the market this summer, there’s not much in the way of choice when it comes to buying players.

The Arsenal manager has yet to spend any cash at all this summer, with the Gunners sole arrival the free transfer of Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre. As well as that, Wenger has dispensed with Francis Coquelin, Johan Djourou and Vito Mannone, as well as seeing Arshavin and Squillaci leave due to contract expiry.

But it seems he’s no closer to opening his wallet despite declaring an interest in Wayne Rooney. Speaking about the “angry and confused” United striker and the possibility of him leaving Old Trafford, Wenger said, “It happened to us [Dutch Skunk], it can happen to them.

“We have not the problem of the wages of Wayne Rooney, but it’s very difficult for us to talk about a specific case. We work hard but we are not close to signing anybody.

“The competition in Europe is very hard at the moment. There’s a lot of money and not many players.”

While it’s true that there are a limited number of top quality purchases out there, it’s hard to reconcile Wenger’s words with the fact that Gonzalo Higuain wants out of Real Madrid and according to all available info, would be keen on a move to North London.

With Rooney’s most likely destination the bus stop in Fulham, it’s hard to understand why we don’t let the others fight over the fat boy and bring in the rather good Argentinian.

The new season starts in exactly one month, and in June Ivan Gazidis spoke about doing the transfer business as efficiently as possible.

“We will strive to get our business done early,” he said. “Last year we looked at what was done two seasons ago, which is certainly not something we would ever choose to go through again.”

One month to go.

One month. Still plenty of time, but the worrying line about not being close to signing anyone is an unwelcome blast from transfer windows past.

Wenger also revealed that there is a clause allowing Arsenal first refusal on former skipper, Cesc Fabregas, but that the midfielder is likely to stay in Spain for another season.

“Fabregas has decided to stay 1 more year at Barcelona. Unless he has changed his mind. I don’t know. But that’s what I have been told. We have the clause in his contract so we would be on alert but at the moment that’s not something we are after.

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I’d rather have £50 notes in the Emirates loos than sign that arsehole Suarez.

Humble Gooner

Wow; that’s a strange thing to say. Not very poetic, not very true (I hope), not very helpful. I can understand the dislike, but if he signs then you have to cheer him on for the sake of the club. Arsenal’s bigger than Suarez and has had its problem-children before. Get over it.


I’d never boo or act out against a player wearing our shirt, and I don’t understand those who do, but I don’t have to actually cheer on that bitey racist cunt in the slightest little bit if I don’t want to.

And I’d also be extremely disappointed in the club and Wenger were we to sign him.


Amazing how many agree and disagree with my point. Looks like a few more fans would rather not have him. That’s because he’s a cheat, a racist and a cannibal, as well as a waste of money. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘more trouble than he’s worth’? Look it up in a dictionary of phrases and see this cuntbrained Freddie Mercury beaming out at you. This club is better than that, or it bloody well should be.

And if I’m paying for my season ticket I’ll cheer who I choose to cheer (not him).

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Stop picking on Freddie Mercury, he was the Messi of Rock (A bit wanky but really good at what he does. Not so brilliant without a great team around him).


Telling someone to “get over it” isn’t very “Humble”. Personally I’m not humble so I’ll you to get over the fact that some of us care enough about the quality of our club and our reputation to be sicked by the thought of Suarez at our club. I’d rather we signed no one.


It’s all very well making statements like that, but if he became an Arsenal player and started banging in the goals, the vast majority of fans would forget all about his diving, racist, bitey ways.

I know I would.


Best comparison I can make is Michael Vick in American Football. Superstar Quarter-Back found guilty and imprisoned for Dog Fighting. Himself and his buddies decided to spend his millions breeding dogs and betting on which one would have terminally injuries at the end. He came out of jail and signed for the Philadelphia Eagles. Could you honestly cheer a man like that if he played on your team? I certainly couldn’t. Depending on how you regard dogs, humans etc…you may or may not believe Suarez’s behaviour is much better, worse, that’s up to you. I’d rather support people I didn’t… Read more »


Not meaning to pick on David Hillier, just came to mind at that moment as an Arsenal player who did something stupid….


Michael Vick spent time in jail. Suarez may be an ass, but he’s not a felon. Everything “wrong” with him, has been in the context of the game. Yes, he’s played dirty and I am not going to defend the particular actions, but he was punished for those actions in the context of the game.

Plus, he was most dominate striker in the PL last season (and perhaps the lone spark on an otherwise unremarkable/old squad), while Michael Vick was never better than a top 10 QB in the NFL.

It’s just a poor comparison.


@chaz, if he did the things he did anywhere else but a football pitch yes he would be a felon, biting somebody is assault, which is a crime


If that’s the best comparison you can come up with, then you need to try harder. That’s a lousy comparison and not even vaguely similar.


Cause you’re fickle as fuck.


Being fickle implies I gave a toss about his antics. I don’t, and never have. However, plenty of small-minded keyboard warriors, like yourself, are quick to rush to judgement and just as quick to change their views when it suits them.


You would rather Arsenal signed no one then? Suarez is the 3rd best player in the league you idiot.


No. Suarez is a top quality player, obviously, and would add a lot to the squad. But he has issues: 1) He’s a bitey racist 2) He’s a racist biter. 3) 1 and 2 mean I wouldn’t respect him as an Arsenal player 4) Practically speaking, he’s out for the first 6 games of next season because of reasons 1 and 2. If he does something stupid AGAIN, he’d be out for almost half a season (15 games I reckon) at best. 5) He costs 40 million pounds. At least 6) Those 40 million pounds could be spent much wiser.… Read more »


please l want to let arsenal fans to do something about wenger.the way l’m seeing this man.his not ready to signing any player.all l have to said is that l hate him forever


Yeh, well… y’know, that’s just like, er… your opinion, man.


That’s a bit of a strawman – the choices are not sign suarez or go home.

But now that you put it like that, I would rather we *didn’t* have a bitey racist cockbadger on the team.


Yes, I’d rather we sign no one… you idiot.


Whilst Suarez only has himself to blame, let’s not get carried away with turning him into a monster. When you look at his crimes, he’s clearly a twat, but that’s all. He said a word he shouldn’t have said. That is all we know about that incident. He’s painted as a racist monster for saying that word, but we don’t know anything about him. I’m not saying he isn’t racist, he might be, I’m just saying that taking one incident and painting someone’s entire character using it isn’t reasonable. And as for the biting, that has been blown all out… Read more »


Just curious to know if people against the Suarez transfer would actually cheer him on if his goals ended up winning us the PL? He obviously has a few issues but that said you cannot argue with the fact that he is an outstanding forward, one that could possibly become even better in a team like ours. I really hope he signs for us, like him or not he will be the difference next season and might actually strike a little fear in the likes of Chelsea and Man utd when we play them – that’s if we sign him… Read more »

Wenger Brigadier

WHAT is going on? Reports say Higuain to Napoli? Ok someone please justify this season how a team that barely made 4th place, is being so stingy to just pay up and buy a star striker someone that sells jerseys and will excite the fans some more? This is soo frustrating!!

Arteta's perfect hair

Cue the meltdown….


Maybe Madrid dont want to sell Higuain or he wants to stay? Only explanation to why we have dropped out and how there doesn’t seem to be much interest in him from any other top clubs.
strange transfer window….

Manchester Gooner

3 parties are involved in the negotiation, not just RM and the player.

how much RM wants, what GH wants, and our capability and willingness to meet those terms.

That’s not to mention the presence of agents.

Not many clubs chasing him because he’s been a fine player, but definitely not a top one.


Stepping into shoes I don’t care to step into, but it’s not just money… if RM are afraid they’ll miss out on other strikers they might be targeting (which they have so far… Falcao–gone, Cavani-gone), they probably won’t let Higuain go first. That’s apart from being bastards and wanting to milk us for as much money as possible. So I think they’d be happy to let all this shit run until the end of August, which is neither in our nor Liverpool’s favor. Which makes me think that Liverpool and Arsenal will actually make a deal…. [holds head in hands].… Read more »

Highbury Shuffle

I think it’s fairly public knowledge now that Real let us speak to Higuain after having an unofficial bid accepted. We then agreed personal terms with his representatives but on returning to Real to finalise the deal they realised they needed a shit load more cash to sign their targets and so upped the asking price by another £10m. The wankbags. On one hand I love that we won’t take that sort of treatment from that utter douche Perez but on the other I really want higs and would much rather we gave in and offered a decent amount to… Read more »


@Highbury shuffle, the problem is it is not common knowledge, its common rumor, untill either or both of the clubs involved state themselves an unofficial or otherise bid ha been accepted its all agent talk brinksmanship rumor and smoke in the air sadly as Higuain and almost any1 else in the 10m range for me beats taking the biting racist cuntmuffin

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Meltdown???? has something happened to your perfect hair?


….like holding a little Lego man too close to the flame…


The Groundhog Window.


What if there’s no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Yeah, but the cuddly little fellow did get the girl of his dreams in the end.


My mate said hed forgive Suarez if he fucked his mum if he won some silverware. He is a spurs fan though…..

Dick Law

You have friends who are Spurs fan. I feel sorry for you.


My best mate is a Spurs fan, and I find the effect to be the footballing equivalent of someone who hangs around with shorter people in order to make themselves look and feel taller. No matter how bad things get at the Arsenal, we have nothing compared to the comedic shitstorm that is Shite Hart Lane.

Alex Cutter

Are you eight years old?

twisted cuntloks

My wife is a spurs fan, I’m the one you should feel sorry for !

Dark Stein

Well if your stupid enugh to marry one then on your head be it. It’s the kids i feel sorry for…


you had a choice, my brother is a spurs fan, imagine my pain


No Spurs allowed in our family.


That is as it should be.
Spurs getting regularly fucked by Arsenal.


ps arsenal please buy someone soon before i go into meltdown


“We work hard but we are not close to signing anybody.”
The clock is ticking on your Arsenal career Wenger. Please don’t tarnish everything you have done for the club by being…. “you”. SIGN SOMEONE!!!!!!!!


sign who?
there is no point just signing anyone for the sake of it


Pires, Reyes and Henry are still playing, right?


Oh sorry, I’m over reacting. It’s not like Wenger gets paid almost £8m a year to like, make the team better or anything.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

It’s not called over reacting.


The clock is ticking on his arsenal career? are you high? he is our most successful manager, longest serving and not to mention probably the only manager who could have steered arsenal through the stadium change through an ecconnimic recession and still made top 4 every year without taking on debt! The man deserves some loyalty.


Yeah ok mate, you tell yourself that whilst you pay for the most expensive season ticket in the world, whilst lapping up that exciting chase for champions league bollocks. Simple fact is, Wenger doesn’t sign some seriously needed players, he will be under some serious pressure to leave.
No one is bigger than the club, ever.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Not even an angry fan.

Andy Mack

‘whilst you pay for the most expensive season ticket in the world’

Troll alert!


Stop with the moaning becuase it’s really tiresome. Go out with your girlfriend or something, please.


Oh Arsene you spoofer!


I hate to be cynical, and I do give Wenger the benefit of the doubt more times than not, but I really don’t understand the strategic point of coming out and saying “Oh we’ve got lots of money, don’t worry”, only to expect everything to go smoothly and balk at any club who asks for a couple million more, or run away when another club starts bidding also. Come on. That said, prove me wrong. That also being said, if we sign racist bitey cunt I will honest to god boycott this football team. For his racism and biting, certainly-… Read more »


I almost thumbed up your comment, untill I read this part about boycotting Arsenal. Damn, I would support this club even with Tevez or Terry… Well, maybe I would need some very strong pills, but still.

A N Other

We all would in think and thin..but this isn’t a situation forced upon Arsenal. They are bidding for a racist which means they are supporting a racist and eventually so are we? Where are the morals in that? Plus if we had to do that (win at any cost), why did we go down the self – sufficient way of funding our buys and stadium. Why couldn’t we just get our sugar daddy’s to bankroll £500 million to buy best players on planet? We can brand Arsenal a model club for many to aspire to and then buy a proven… Read more »

Highbury Shuffle

If he is racist I’m sure a few training sessions with Chuks, Frimmy et al would sort him out.

*dench comment*

It Is What It Is

Your name sounds like a very strong pill.


What’s the point of supporting if you have to take pills to do it. I don’t love this club because of silverware or similar shit, I suppport Arsenal cause of their values, traditions, history, etc.
But most of the fans are fickle as usual. 8-9 trophyless years, so rather take some fuckin racist gobshite than wait. Because most people want everthing immediately. 10-15 years is fuck all in history of clubs.

Kev Earley

What the f*ck are you on mate!

10-15 years you prick, under Wenger that is realistic but with a new coach we could well do something now.

It is called ambition.

Kev Earley

What the f*ck are you on mate!

10-15 years you prick, under Wenger that is realistic but with a new coach we could well do something now.

It is called ambition.


Expect no Loyalty


Expect no Loyalty

Come again?

That’s what Ray just said.


if we sign racist bitey cunt I will honest to god boycott this football team.


Jesus wept. I’m growing tired of the hyperbole surrounding what people will or won’t do if we sign Suarez, especially the indignant nonsense about giving up on Arsenal.

Really? Grow up. It’s a sporting club, not a repository of moral exempla for the edification of our souls.


You might be right. I don’t like Suarez, but maybe we’re getting a little carried away here… [clears throat]:

“You’d bite anyone in a Chelsea shirt if you thought you could get away with it. What if he had bit Terry? And you wouldn’t have minded if he’d just called Evra a cunt and left it at that either.”

Repeat that in your head three or four hundred times and it just might stick.

Weed Wisdom

I really started liking him the moment he injured John Terry in the knee.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

But Suarez didn’t, did he? Unlike normal people like you and m.., er, unlike normal people like you, Suarez can’t control himself. He gets over-excited and does stupid things that get him banned. He always says he is sorry afterwards, oh, no let me rephrase that, he never accepts responsibility for anything he does wrong, except for that one dive (and look where that got him. he won’t do that again. The admission thing, I mean)

Dave Gooner

Thats not entirely true, B. In my other life, I am a coach for kids, and what goes on on the Prem pitch reappears almost immediately on the under 9s etc all over the country. Diving, exaggerating etc etc are now commonplace. Unbelieveably.

“Moral exemplars”? Maybe not. But the eyes of every kid in the country is on the likes of Suarez and Rooney.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

So they all want to be fat and have their teeth upgraded to point forwards so they can bite eachother more easily.

Fat cannibals. That’s what the Premier League has led to. A nation of fat cannibals.


u guys dont know the best thing about suarez. when that ghana dudes penalty didnt go in. almost made me weep in franctic joy. i hate ghana and i love arsenal and suarez even if he doesnt come to arsenal.

suarez is the verve and we at arsenal will be unlucky to miss out on him after all wev’ve been through from cunt like nasri, rvp and cesc(yes… him too)

cazorla 4 life beby!!


So in your grown up world morality is circumstantially elective? It doesn’t apply to sport or sportsmen? Where else doesn’t it apply?

Personally, I find it impossible to separate my hatred of cheats, racists and those vicious enough to bite another human being from any realm of life, and so I won’t consider cheering for such people.


Yes, that’s right, because I’m frustrated by the extremes of moral indignation on this site and elsewhere, I must be a moral relativist… What pseudo-logical drivel you spout, Pooner. Presumably because you “won’t consider cheering” for people who cheat, you never cheered for Henry, Pires, Eduardo, Cazorla or any number of Arsenal players who have cheated over the years? I wonder how you manage to support Arsenal despite its shady beginnings, and now part-owned by a billionaire whose wealth was accumulated in the most dubious and exploitative ways? I’d love to know how your manage to “separate” your high-minded indignation… Read more »


@Bunburyist: your really think, cheating and racism is the same, right? I bet you are a white middle-class American.


@Fedorovich: and I bet you’re uneducated and unable to grasp the significance of the exchange above. Pooner included “cheating” in his list ALONG with “racism” as reasons he wouldn’t cheer a player. If anything, it’s him that equates the two, as he sits way up high on his horse.

Thanks for thinking of us, though.

Cyril Washbrook

“balk at any club who asks for a couple million more”

To the extent that you can believe any media reports, it’s worth noting that according to The Times, Real Madrid has abruptly jacked up Higuain’s asking price by €15 million. I can well understand why any club, having chased a player, would be put off when a seller plays that kind of game.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

…and it’s still mid-July. Plenty more jacking up time left.

The hierarchy of transfers is:

1) Agents
2) Players
3) Selling Club (unless the player is entering the last year of his contract, or the guy has Barcelona DNA)
4) Buying Club with Unlimited Funds
5) Buying Club with Reasonable Funds
6) Buying Club with Poor Funds
7) Borrowing Club

Guess what? We are a buying club with reasonable funds. We get what the others above us allow us to have, when they allow us to have it.

I’ve simplified this


The worst is that Gazidis said that, in a few seasons, we’d be up there with Bayern. Come on man


The worst is that Gazidis said that, in a few seasons, we’d be up there with Bayern. Come on man

Glasgow Gunner

Oh man, This is not cool.


De Ja Vu…that’s French, right?


I believe in Wenger but why did he let the enemy buy paulinho? He is the player we needed!


We were probably fourth in line for his signature


Paulinho has been over-rated in my opinion. He’s 24 and so far all he’s done is spend a few seasons in Poland, Serie B, and Brazil. By 24 we usually expect a player to be a regular in one of the top European leagues.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

You may not care about this one way or the other by June.


I believe in Wenger but why did he let the enemy buy paulinho? He is the player we needed!


Confessions of a penny pincher.

Manchester Gooner

before complaining, try to suggest a name that you want to see us sign.


Forgive the spelling but here go’s Higuain, Felaini for starters Cavani, Jokovitic, Fabregas, Thiago, Negredo, Bender, Isco The list goes on, and every one of them would improve our team and has been touted at some point this window for one team or another No as to their availability we will never know.. but I’m not buying this crap about no players to buy this window.. sounds like there setting us up for another fall That said, there is no source in this article to say who is quoting Wenger as saying this.. (I may have missed it so please… Read more »


Higuain – obviously we have been trying but not happening for some reason, either he doesnt really want to come or we are playing chicken with madrid over the price, might still happen Felaini – maybe he doesnt want to join us, maybe it will happen Cavani – signed for crazy money somewhere else, didnt go to man city or chelsea either, never an option Jokovitic – who knows what happened there, maybe he wasnt interested in us or us in him Fabregas – not leaving barca Thiago – went somewhere else, obviously Negredo – is he that good? Bender… Read more »

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Good. Now pick one who wants to come to us more than he wants to go to Barcelona/Real Madrid/PSG/Monaco.

What are the odds that the players you listed, and their selling clubs, are holding fire in case the big boys come knocking?

I would. I’m so good a player I could be in any of those teams. I’ll go to Arsenal only if I haven’t had a better offer before the end of the window. Arsenal can wait. Everyone can wait. I’m in no hurry to get caught in a big deal if I can get a massive one instead.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Actually, if I really was a brilliant player I would do a Jenkinson.

I don’t want Arsenal to win trophies for me. I want Arsenal to win trophies for Jenkinson. That will encourage more Jenkinsons to play football and join Arsenal. Then we will be unstoppable.


I’m only interested in money and so was Napoli.


I may talk to you guys if I can’t follow my jock mate Dave!


Who cares about playing football when they can get paid loads of money instead!


It’s not his job to suggest names. He’s not paid £7.5m every season to make Arsenal a competitive football club, that’s Arsene Wenger’s job. If he can’t do it he should fuck off and make way for someone that will.

gooner in Manchester

AW has to suggest name to who paid him, and that’s not you.


I think Benteke could be a fantastic signing….22, already excellent but clearly has potential to improve and vitally has expressed an interest in coming to Arsenal. Given the valuations thrown around on guys like Torres, Rooney, etc, would something like 25m really be so horrible for a player with that much potential?


NO did you not see how he treats his own club? do we really want to invest in somebody who will pull an rvp on us in a few seasons?


Fellaini plus Striker (Higuain, Benteke or Suarez)


Of those 3 strikers only Higuain is palatable, as i mentioned previously Benteke is like suarez a cunt to his club to get his way. Fellaini will do but id take bender. there are a few other decent option for us in striker, maybe not brilliant options but let me take a swing at pointing out some who will add some quality and depth, lets see, Huntellaar (accepted he is getting on a bit) Guiseppi rossi (i know my spelling is awful) Doumbia (maybe, i havent seen much of him) fernando llorente will give us essentially a like for like… Read more »


As mentioned, fellaini, Lars bender Sven bender Gusatvo Gary Medal Marchisio from everton leverkusen dortmond bayen sevila and juventus respectively, all offer some solid defensive cover and in the case of the benders some solid if not spectacular passing, and Marchisio offers some fairly decent shooting, Fellaini offeres sheer size. In C.B tbh im not convinced we need some1, this preaseason suggests Miquel is ready to be 4th choice( lets be honest how often will we need him, and he still has next gen to gain experience in) further more Sagna seems very attractive option there, possibly sign micah richards… Read more »

Hank Scorpio

Buttering us up for more mediocrity. Same old, same old story. I can’t believe that we’re struggling to find one worthy and realistic signing on this planet


Well, I think it’s the same thing like with signing of Monreal. If Giroud would got injured, right player and right amount of money for a striker would be found in no time


Then we should get Giroud and Yaya to feign a tropical illness so they can’t play for 5 months so Wenger can spend. But in a seriousness though, it seems to me that Wenger only spends when things are dire, like his spending spree after the 8-2 game, when Gibbs got injured and Santos was our left he got Monreal, or a couple of seasons ago when we were in trouble of missing 4th so he signed Arshavin.
Stuff has to be bad before he even thinks about opening his wallet smh.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Wenger buys when players are willing to be bought. The very best either go straight to the team they want, or they hold out til the end of the window in the hope a massive team will ask for them. There’s a lot of talk about all the other clubs doing business already, but that’s usually where a player has actually been offered the option he wanted. We buy at the end of the window because that’s when players’ agents have seen what’s on offer and have to choose where their boy goes or miss out on the moolah. We… Read more »

Sean Costello

This is not going to go down well with some of the fans….

Personally, I’ve given up on the transfer talk- I just cannot wait for the season to start!

gooner paulie

Sigh here we go again FFS just sign Higuain! What are you fucking around for ? Get it done! NOW!!!

gooner in Manchester

what if the fucker doesn’t want to come?

Peter Lavelle

Same old wenger, same old excuses, not interested in the coming season, scrapping for fourth…

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Go support Bayern Munich for a season, then come back to us if we’ve won something big.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Oops, when I’ve come back to read your post again I see you meant Wenger wasn’t interested in the coming season. I thought you meant you weren’t interested in the coming season.

Still didn’t like what you said much, but at least you’re not being plastic like I thought.

Definitely do NOT go to Bayern Munich. Not even for even a minute. Unless we get drawn against them in the CL, of course. Stay with us and cheer on whoever our team ends up being.


But I remember Gazidis clearly being outspoken about now being able to pay those wages rooney and the likes are on. not that I want him but I expected the manager and the Chief executive to be on the same page.

(Hmmh! so which one of these two is holding us back?)

gooner in Manchester

remember, it’s not only about fees and wages


Pinocchio comes to mind


Fuck you Wenger, we’ve had enough!


I feel you.


Please wait til the season starts. If he hasn’t added by then than rant all you want. Right now he is playing poker and bluffing is how you win in poker. That said if he doesn’t buy I am in line with you complaining about his lack of balls.


Having the nuts is how you win at poker. Right now the nuts would be Fellaini and Higuain. Both available for comparatively reasonable price tags and wage demands. What about Bony and Wanyama, where are they playing now? Swansea and Soton!!! Could have had them both for 20 odd million. FFS Wenger! This is getting really really old.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Fuck you Anti-Wenger, we haven’t had enough!


This is worrying but could be mind games I don’t know but we seem this before I guess that’s what is worrying

How comes bayern splash the cash
How did psg and Monaco splash the cash
Real Madrid splashed the cash

But we just trying to work hard we should just go to Everton and Liverpool and say how much for Suarez and fellani

But I heard higuanin proce is £37m no wonder wenger has turn his attention to Suarez

Oguntuase Amos

Because they have dubious cash to spend crazily

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Well, two things.

1) Suarez would cost us 40 million at least.
2) Suarez would cost us 40 million at least.

( Number 1 was going to be “You’re a bit of a cock” but that would have been rude )


Arsene Wenger knows – Full Stop.

Rad Carrot


I fixed your post.


More Wenger rhetoric. Its looking like I’m prophetic.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Great. Put your house on who you prophesy we will buy. Let us all know who it is and we’ll bet our houses too.


I’m slightly panicked after this read, 1 month! Major clubs have done major business.

Here’s to hoping the boss has some serious quality lined up.

petits handbag

It’s like been told you’re getting the ghostbusters car and a Super Nintendo for Xmas….
And you end up with one young unproven French striker. That’s no use to a child!!!


living in the past much? getting a super nintendo for xmas now is like signing kanu (again)


I’d love us to sign Kanu again, at least he was unpredictable and fun to watch,

Dark Stein

Isn’t that why Wenger bought Gerv?…

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

…and if you shine coloured lights at Gervinho’s head it lights up like Christmas 🙂


It’s no longer top top quality now it’s just lack of choice. Here’s a choice, Gonzalo Higuain. I’d choose him. Bullshit and we swallow it season after season in the name of we must support the club. I do support the club. AW isn’t the club he is its manager.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Have you asked Higuain about this? More to the point, have you asked his agent about this? They might not want to come here.


I think D sums it all up perfectly…we have a golden oppurtunity to push on…please don’t fuck it up. Higuain & fellaini…please


Well that changes everything then.

Wenga sign playa!


but what does that mean?
we don’t have the problem of not being able to afford rooney’s wages (we have the money)?
or we don’t have the problem of having a top-earner at our club draining funds (we don’t have the money)?


but what does that mean?
we don’t have the problem of not being able to afford rooney’s wages (we have the money)?
or we don’t have the problem of having a top-earner at our club draining funds (we don’t have the money)?


He’s saying we can match Rooney’s wages, whether you choose to believe him or not. I think they probably can, question is whether they want to (or should!).

What is 250k x 52 x 5?


A mere £65million.

Chump change…


Wenger won’t buy fellaini..IMO, the cdm position is for both Arteta and Ramsey to occupy.. with that said, I have a feeling Cesc will come back and maybe Suarez, and a defender… fingers crossed…


The market is there we just make stupid bids, teams know we have money so they want to rinse as much as they can

Napoli have serious cash and u know Benitez will spend it


They can’t pay the same wages, and let’s face it Napoli is a step down. Even if we haven’t won anything lately, you can’t get 88,000 Indonesians to go see Napoli play an exhibition match. Nor would any kid in Vietnam run after their bus for that long. And Benitez is there.

Funny thing though–if Napoli do sign him, he’ll be playing at the Emirates Cup for them in August. Man that would be one giant PR clusterfuck.




Yeah because inviting stabatasaray wasn’t already a giant PR clusterfuck.

But yeah seeing one of our supposed big targets there in another team’s colours would be the cherry on top of the shite sandwich.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

But yeah seeing one of our rumoured big targets there in another team’s colours would be the cherry on top of the shite sandwich.

Who gives a fuck. If he comes here with another team one of our players can kick him for us as punishment for not choosing us.


We are probably going to play hard ball for as long as we can. Chavs want to conclude their business with Rooney, Shiteh have signed Negredo, Monaco have Falcao, PSG have Cavan, Atletico have Villa, Lewandowski will be joining Bayern. That leaves a limited number of top, top quality strikers – Hulk, Suarez, Rooney, Higuain at the top top end. P. Cisse, Jovetic, Benteke, Torres, Llorente are a level down, but could all do a job. If we don’t come across as desperate, then we could possibly negate the effect of announcing exactly how big our war-chest is. There are… Read more »


Er, Hulk at the top end? Cisse and Torres are shIt, and Benteke will be seriously good in a season or two.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Buy Benteke now then. He’s one for the future.


Hahaha! The artful dodger is at it again. Sonogo is the only signing.


Get dick law to fax a £23.5m bid for fellani before the mancs do

Manchester Gooner

playing Fellani and sideline Arteta. Then we have both caption and vice caption on the bench.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

But if they want it enough they will respond (well, the one who isn’t broken for 6 months will, anyway)

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Not sure what I said to upset anybody. Vermaelen is the Captain and he is sidelined. Arteta is a seasoned professional and if it were a case of competition with Fellaini he would rise to it and give Fellaini a heck of a fight for the position. Fellaini would be a great signing. He’d add some grit. Arteta already has grit. Two hard working defensive mids has to be better than one because it means we won’t be weakened significantly if one is injured for a little while. Also, if I’m not mistaken, both are pretty flexible when it comes… Read more »


Wayne Rooney is “angry and confused”… In other news, bears defecate in the woods

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

That’s shit.


nice, if we were planning to play hardball on signing world class players, we should of sign villa as plan B.

Arty's Art

You mean the same Villa who signed for Althletico Madrid already this summer?

That would be a strange transfer!


FUCK ARSENE WENGER! He must be laughing at the stupid Arsenal fans


Wayne rooney is angry and confused because he’s bald and his kids fear his face.


I feel like I just got dumped via text. Stomach hurts, still in disbelief, staring at my phone.


The Higuain story was planted to boost season ticket renewals. More fool us for thinking any different. Enjoy the race for 4th. Clearly don’t need Higuain we have the gargantuan forehead


This is not good. A month to go, time in which new players should be brought into the squad to blend with the players already there, so we can hit the ground running, not wait till the last day to save a fuckin pound note, by which time we’ve already lost ground. A month to go, and we’re not close to signing anyone? Really? What the fuck do we do as a club? Wait till the window opens then go – right, who might we thinking about buying then lads? A month to go, and we look as fuckin inept,… Read more »

Rad Carrot

Agree, definitely.

Would be interested to hear when the “Panic Button” for Gooners is. Personally, mine is 3rd August – 2 weeks before our first PL game.

We don’t necessarily need the major marquee signings by then – although God knows that would be awesome – but at least SOMETHING. My God, is Wenger really this out of touch?


Yes. Yes he is. Though 90% of the people who read these posts will no doubt