Arsenal new boy set for Norwegian loan?

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According to Owngoalnigeria.com, Academy signing Kelechi Nwakali could head out on loan to Norwegian side Viking FK.

The 18-year-old put pen-to-paper on a long-term contract earlier this month with Arsenal confirming they’d look to loan the midfielder out.

It’s understood that work permit issues could influence whether such a move takes place now or when the transfer window opens after Christmas.

Incidentally, Kelechi’s brother Chidiebere – who is on the books at Manchester City – is currently on loan in Norway with Start.

Having been beaten 8-0 by the Gunners in a pre-season friendly in Stavanger it definitely looks as though Viking could do with some reinforcements.

All seems pretty solid to us.

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Sina
Sina

WOW Transfer News!!! its another 18 yro being loaned :)))
I think I check Arseblognews 100 times a day

beNZed
beNZed

Push notifications not enabled then eh?

Paul
Paul

I’ve known banks that give out less loans than us!

charley
charley

but how many banks do you know that have our level of cah reserves eh

Ducks sake
Ducks sake

Why don’t Arsenal go on loan to the Norwegian league then we might have a chance of winning the league

Chuqu
Chuqu

Good Luck to him.

Wizardry
Wizardry

Rumor is that Real want Alexis, and we want James and Alvaro. Not sure about Morata but James just might lift the Emirates folk.

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

Firstly: You just made that up.
Secondly: How would losing our best player overs the past two seasons list us Emirates folk?

Paul
Paul

I saw the story too he didn’t make it up. But it is undoubtedly bollocks.

Alex
Alex

In Norway they are into the second half into the season. Surely, their transferwindow must be shut by now.

Cohensdeman

We rather sign James in a straight business.. Involving Alexis is nothing but bulshit…Wenger is going

Injury Crisis FC
Injury Crisis FC

(Because I cannot comment in the arses)
Wenger out!? Wait, let’s think about that for more than a second:

When did Wenger stop winning us leagues? When did he start doing a bad job? If you look at the facts I think it is pretty obvious that Wenger is only a very small part of the problem or in fact the only one keeping Arsenal afloat. He won the title last with The Invincibles and since then has not been able to keep up financially with our top rivals.

The next two seasons were dominated by Chelski after they spent ridiculous amounts of money the season before and in the season they won (also taking Cashley Cole). We all know that they have basically kept this up ever since. United then won for three years in a row with Ronaldo buying Rooney, Vidic, Evra along the way. These players and others they bought were far more expensive than those we could afford. Chelsea then won it in the next season and then came the rise of S*ity who have won it twice since the oil started flowing. United, Chelski and then Leicester have won it since then. Now let’s take into account that the Leicester title is a complete statistical anomaly, it is not going to happen again for a long time, although they did spend well the season before last as well as last season when they spent quite a bit more than we did.

So my point is pretty obvious, we have not been able to keep up with the spending power of these clubs. They have all bought some of our best players over the last ten years (Oil City taking four) while we have only returned the favour with Cech from Chelsea. We have also had many of our top players leave us for Barce(f*cking)lona. How often do Chelski, S*ity, and United have to lose their top players? Very, very seldom and that’s because they have enough money to keep their best players for the most part.

We have just not been able to keep up and this has been exacerbated the heavy debts we took on for our big shiny new (and slightly oily) stadium. David Dein was also kicked off the board, the man that recruited Arsene Wenger, when he backed a possible takeover of Arsenal that would have included money being invested into the club.

So what is the golden thread here? We have not been able to spend enough to win titles and it is actually amazing that Wenger has so consistently been able to keep us in the top four and keep us competing. He has never decided how much money to spend, that is a ridiculous notion, he has just not been able to. This is down to the new stadium and the decisions made by the board. I think many of them are only concerned with the profits that Arsenal make and they are patiently building things up so that they will earn more and more as the years go bye. They are definitely not interested in spending big and going for the premier league and champions league in earnest.

Arsene is really just being used because he is so good at what he does and is so efficient. The board are the problem and they don’t see the club as Arsenal FC, they see it as Arsenal Inc.. If we lose Wenger we are just going to be less consistent and likely average lower down the table at the end of each season. Arsenal are not going to get a new manager and just start throwing money around because they like new faces. This needs to be taken into consideration at least before we go on pretending that Arsene is the problem. I can see why he thinks we’re influenced by the media, it’s because we are.

We have slowly been improving and buying bigger and better players (see Ozil and Alexis). I think we still will this transfer window but I’m sure Wenger has been given a definite limit and he is just trying to do the best he can within the budget (again, that he definitely does not set himself). He’ll wait if he has to, while hoping that our negotiators don’t f*ck things up, to ensure that we have the best chance of winning the league, even if it is against the odds. The truth hurts and it is a lot easier just to live in the land of dreams and blame our manager but I’d rather use my voice to shout at the real and more difficult problem.

Coq au Vin
Coq au Vin

Well done. You can’t comment in the Arses but you can regurgitate today’s blog. Tomorrow’s lesson will cover plagiarism.

Injury Crisis FC
Injury Crisis FC

Go read my comments over the last few days…..

beNZed
beNZed

Should send him to GAIS in Sweden.

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin

He will combine the power of Africa and Vikings.

Flambalam
Flambalam

An arsenal player leaving on loan?
Nor-way!

Stillmatic

We will never stop loaning, not until Arsenal as a club are Finish-ed

Turstin Fleming
Turstin Fleming

Let’s send Kroenke out on loan to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Lord Bendtner
Lord Bendtner

I gave a 10 poop rating to spice things up muahahhahahaaaaa!!
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god god BERGKAMP BERGKAMP god god Welsh
god god BERGKAMP BERGKAMP god god Welsh

Like when you dropped your pants and rubbed your bum to that taxi in Copenhagen.

K-Brane
K-Brane

My days have been reduced to feeding off these transfer crumbs

Rob67
Rob67

Off topic – but today’s editorial on Kronke was more an just food for thought. I thought it was pretty much on the money with the conclusions, well reasoned and consequently- DEPRESSING, VERY DEPRESSING !!

Matt
Matt

Finally some exciting transfer news!!

Mr.Wood
Mr.Wood

If we don’t sign anymore players, I think a few of the fans might me looking at going out on loan for a few seasons! :S

Mr.Wood
Mr.Wood

*be

Arsene
Arsene

Just sitting with Stan in the bank vault rolling blunts using banknotes.
Is anyone cross with me?

Paul
Paul

I thought Arsene may have taken to the weed lately!
🙂

Arsene
Arsene

Look errr…….

1886_gunner
1886_gunner

Maybe I should join Barca for a season long loan, life is much more easier at that end

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

It all makes sense but why Norway? Isn’t that a bit too weak a league?
Netherlands, Spain or Portugal would be better. Unless there aren’t any takers there.

santori
santori

I don’t see why a non interfering owner like Stan is such a big deal.

We went through some fallow years because we had to build a stadium to ensure a better revenue stream in the future. This was built on :

1) the back of Wenger’s early doubles

2) sound purchases in market sold at profit which increases our revenue (we were not by any means rich when Wenger took over)

3) Continuous appearances in the CL (yes the fourth spot trophy, that some other teams now covet and the media have strangely gone silent on)

The fallow years during the stadium build coincided with Chelsea and then City’s entrance into the big spending league.

This made it more difficult for us to compete.

Whether Wenger should have freed up finances earlier to compete rather than banked too long on the Denilson generation is another thing, but the financial climate in the PL had changed and we experienced some choppy years with inability to keep top end assets.

Wenger had to rebuild first with Arteta and Per (very instrumental players) putting experience in every corner of the team.

The next stage has been buying at premium level with Ozil (not a bad punt for a panic buy at 42.3m + 1 quid), Alexis and Granit (not to mention Cech and Santi which were steals)

Again whether Wenger could have bought slightly more at premium level could be an issue but it should not be confused from the fact that he has largely shifted in to a different level by utilising our better financial circumstance.

Again the market has developed at this point where we are experiencing a bit of a double push from top and bottom as lower PL clubs have shed their allergy to foreign players/managers (the media again oddly silent on this) and there continues to be top entrance into the high end club (like PSG …albeit somewhat offset by the weakening of Italian club/league)

This summer, we saw a new entrant into the market dynamics in China. Chinese clubs are buying players (largely African and South American) close to prime years and for very significant sums. HUlk went for 47m quid.

This is not in isolation to the market and has an effect.

So to think Kroenke is instrumental in holding us back is perplexing to say the least. Largely, he leaves most of the running of the club to Gazidis and Wenger which is the right hing to do.

Whether Wenger is buying enough at premium price (certainly not last summer and the Ozil summer maybe but he has been buying plenty of players in other summers since 2011) is another question.

Should Wenger conclude another premium buy (or two) this summer, we will be shifting into another gear (as we already have bought Granit at 35m less we conveniently forget like the press like to seemingly do)

The situation is more complex than merely blaming Kroenke.

In fact I personally prefer a non interfering owner to someone like Mike Ashely.

The fault is solely on Wenger whether he buys sufficiently or not. BUt where sufficient lies is a tricky answer.

I think most fans are correct to say we are 2-3 players away every season from being complete to compete.

This last season and this summer is different.

We have made up the numbers. We are no longer in the numbers game and we need not IMO be adding players like Gabriel or Elneny (potentially good but players who may need time to develop from market)

Why?

Because the experience Wenger brought in with the (painful) rebuild since Per and Arteta has allowed the younger players coming through better ability to bed in. See Bellerin, Iwobi, Coquelin, Campbell to some extent even Ox and Gnabry possibly.

Where the Denilson generation struggled (with being entrusted a job to early on), this generation is showing better assimilation. Its something to ponder as a two track approach beyond simply adding from market which is why I feel we no longer need the type of players like Elneny or Gabriel.

Instead, we are adding (should be) quality, ready made ones – Alexis, Granit, Ozil type.

It’s capability over cover

But that end of the market is currently inflated. So it takes a bit of patience and manouvering to get the right price and land those players.;)

Bergkamp toes
Bergkamp toes

Off topic I know but what’s the code for the dream team league please Blogs??

arseblog
Admin

Don’t have one

Bergkamp toes
Bergkamp toes

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