Report: Arsenal agree £8 million fee for David Luiz

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According to the BBC, David Luiz (pictured on the right) will become an Arsenal player later today after Chelsea agreed to sell the 32-year-old for £8 million.

Having struggled to make a deal for Juventus’ Daniele Rugani and with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano looking too expensive, reports surfaced yesterday of our interest in the Brazil international as a cheaper alternative.

Luiz only signed a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge in May but is said to have had a series of run-ins with the new Lampard regime over the summer.

It’s no secret that we need reinforcements in the centre of defence with Laurent Koscielny leaving, Rob Holding still working his way back from his ACL injury and Shkodran Mustafi’s form on the rocks.

Luiz would at least bring experience. And hair. He brings a lot of hair. Edu obviously knows him from the Brazil set-up and Unai Emery worked with him at PSG for a few weeks before he was sold back to Chelsea in 2016.

Admittedly, it feels like a bit of a panic buy, but at this point, it is what it is. Centre-backs don’t grow on trees.

Luiz should arrive at London Colney for his medical this morning and the paperwork will need to be done by 5pm.

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Dingle goonie
Dingle goonie

We ain’t fucking about no more.

Dave M
Dave M

https://www.football.london/arsenal-fc/transfer-news/arsenal-transfer-news-shkodran-mustafi-16703615
Reading from an albeit unreliable source Mustafi to Monaco for €30M. If that happens on top of the rest of this Raul needs a statue…
But saying that if Mustafi leaves, are we short at the back again? Or are we ok for numbers considering Monreal could shift more premanently to a backup CB/LB dual option with Tierny (if he makes it here)…?

GoonerDane
GoonerDane

If Musti leaves for that fee, we might be able to bring a very decent replacement for the cash remaining. One dares to hope on the Upamecano deal coming through 🙏

Goonereality
Goonereality

The problem is timing – there isn’t long left now. Selling clubs have the advantage as the clock ticks down, and remember that the selling club itself may need to bring in a replacement unless they have “one they made earlier” in their squad.

While I don’t think the Monaco move for Mustafi is very likely, if it did go through I suspect we’ll stick with Luiz and hope that Holding (post injury) and Saliba (still an unknown quantity in the EPL for another season) come through.

Upamecano apparently has a £92 million release clause this summer and a £74 million buy-out option next year. If we’re really after him, I guess we’ll wait for next year (and hope another club doesn’t beat us to it).

Cultured determination
Cultured determination

92m? No problem for The Arsenal!

Jan
Jan

I doesn’t claim anything at all. It just says it might happen. No sources, no actual movement; just summarising the speculation of a transfer. Not really read that site before, but after reading that, I will not visit it again. It’s even worse than “sky sports understands”…

Dave M
Dave M

Maybe you missed the:
“Reading from an albeit unreliable source…” part…
The point was IF we manage the impossible and trade Mustafi do we need another even with Luiz? And seeing what others thought on the concept…

Goonereality
Goonereality

If we do get a bid like that for Mustafi, I’ll happily drive him to the airport! I’m not getting into the car yet though.

The best you can say about Mustafi (and it’s incredible for a player that cost £35 million) is that he’s so poor that he won’t be missed. I’d make do with what we have – which will include Luiz if reports are accurate.

CRAIG
CRAIG

I think this is good it weakens a rival and strengthens us. But I still think in a long term we should be seriously looking to replace both Luiz and sokratis in a season or two as both are above 30yrs. I guess chambers and holding are the future but then we need 1 or 2 more of about that age as decent replacements. Mavropanos I’m not sure what to think of him as we haven’t seen enough of him since he’s joined the club. I’m really hoping medley can learn and pickup the tempo he’s ready physically but tactically position wise and tempo/speed wise he’s not. I saw him get caught on the ball too often in preseason he needs to go on loan and play first team football at a championship side to experience senior football and adapt to that pace because hes still plays with that u23 pace very very slow in decision making. But his physical attributes and potential is there and I hope he comes good. Then we won’t need to buy a cb. Because next season we would have chambers holding Mavropanos Saliba and hopefully Medley potentially ready to fight for a starting places in the team.

Gary
Gary

If we can shift mustafi it is a huge boost- he’s just a mistake waiting to happen, cut losses and play nacho in central defence if need be. Luiz and Sok are the experience now and we need 2 from holding, mav, chambs, saliba to develop- with hector and tierney there are possibilities that a young back 4 could develop for a few years- remind me of George getting rough youngsters in and building a solid back line- take note bouldy!

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

A panic buy.

Goonereality
Goonereality

A temporary fix, surely? £8 million is at the top end for a 32 year old with no sell-on value of course, but it’s a lot cheaper than, say, Upamecano who apparently has a £92 million release clause. That said,I remember getting William Gallas from Chelsea – and that didn’t turn out well. We’ll see.

Cultured determination
Cultured determination

I’ll smack him if he sits in the centre circle and sobs.

Goonish
Goonish

He is better than what we have currently. But a bit underwhelmed considering he’s a replacement for Kos, as I think Kos is a better defender.

Patient Gooner
Patient Gooner

Some People cant ever be happy even if paid to be

SB Still
SB Still

It all feels so strange,
– signing a player from Chelsea (with their transfer ban as well),
– Luiz was the last name I would have guessed as the transfer target even yesterday, so the speed at which this is happening
– we actually addressing most of the areas of the squad in 1 transfer window when our budget was supposed to be very limited
– we have even moved on some player
– While some incoming have not been the fabled top top quality, in general our incomings have been very good

Overall a pretty good transfer window.

Dispossessed by Torreira
Dispossessed by Torreira

Pictured on the right? 😂

A Different George
A Different George

I think every picture of Luiz in Arseblog has shown him with Guendouzi. It must be that facial recognition algorithm.

Nico
Nico

If Mustafi leaves for that fee Raul will have one felatio off me.

Maul Person
Maul Person

Umm… okay…?

GS14
GS14

I wonder how Chelsea have decided to let go of him. If I’m not wrong, with their transfer ban, the center backs they’d be left with are Zouma, Rudiger and Christensen. They have sold Cahill too.

Dave M
Dave M

Well he kinda did a Kozzer, went on strike…
Hopefully, he doesn’t stoop to the Jersey thing. Even though its the filthy blue lot from across the canal, some decorum would be appreciated in this day and age.

Savage
Savage

Azpilicueta is now playing as a CB

GoonerDane
GoonerDane

As well as Tomori.

Peter Story Teller
Peter Story Teller

Who cares about Chelski’s problems if it helps to solve ours even if it is only on a temporary basis for a season or two?

Niran
Niran

Yeah my thoughts exactly We sold them OG.. he won then the EL… we are also entitled to somehelp 4rm one of thier own players

Dave M
Dave M

Wow, like I said elsewhere. Decent shorter term option to get us through the next season and some rotation once Saliba comes in the year after as he [Saliba] and Holding begin to for the greatest Centre back duo in EPL history!
Welcome Luiz, just remember to play some defence from time to time too 😉

Mahesh Wasadikar
Mahesh Wasadikar

Definitely a better short term option than some of the stop gaps we’ve signed earlier. Like Silvestre 🤐

Dave M
Dave M

Yeah I saw someone saying this is like Silvestre and I was like, fuk dude…come on. Silvestre isn’t and never was in Luiz’ ball park in terms of class. I generally considered him shite at manure, and he was all types of shite for us. Luiz has skill, and is a really solid defender. Definitely prone to mental lapses, can get a little carried away with attacking, but with Sokratis and holding he might find ideal partners for his skills. And maybe we can curb him a little to stay in control (I can dream right 🤣)…

All in all we only need one good season from him then he’ll essentially be a rotational piece. I think he’s perfect for that.

mc1892
mc1892

Think that was me.. Though my opinion has softened slightly on him- largely in part due to the fact that the fee has now come out and £8m for a player with two functioning legs is at this point a bargain- I still think he’s going to make more mistakes than many think.
Seems to me as though we’re trying to move away from the 5 at the back we were semi-forced into playing last year with Kola so poor defensively and no decent rb options with Bellerin injured. People are forgetting how piss poor Luiz is in a back four- his only good seasons at Chelsea have been in a 5 man back line.
That said, he’s certainly better than Mustafi, and given the Kosc situation I guess it was almost a case of getting bodies through the door, so I certainly understand why we’ve done it. Will give him a big old cheer at Burnley either way!
(p.s. Sylvestre was great in his prime at United! Ha.)

Dave M
Dave M

I’m not sure I’d call him “great” even in his prime. Always slow. Seemed a rotation option that played more than he should have due to Bans, injuries, and stuff. Manure were always trying to replace him. I’ll give you solid and maybe even “good” (at a stretch) in his prime. But he never really did it for me. Luiz has truly elite defensive attributes (size, speed, control, aerial, strong, good tackler…and still does), he just needs to keep his head level and play with the right style of defender. Again I’d take Luiz over Silvestre always.

mc1892
mc1892

Fair enough! I’d always prioritise solid over physical attributes- for every VVD there’s an Elaqium Mangala.. Either way, Luiz is certainly better than nothing. And my excitement for Tierney is such that I don’t really care either way. Buzzing for the season now- props to Raul et al.

Db412
Db412

I initially scoffed when this was first reported but have come round to the idea. We’re getting a proven PL CB who’s a damn site better than Mustafi. Most likely coming to try and find out Guendouzi’s hair care secrets…

Mahesh Wasadikar
Mahesh Wasadikar

Rocket sprocket

gooneron
gooneron

Hair is a person who’s going to help our our defense

Caffeinatedsteve
Caffeinatedsteve

Need to keep our expectations realistic… he might take so some time to gel

gooneron
gooneron

He is conditioned to the premier league. If you ever attempt to remove the curls from your hair, you may end up fro straighted

Kanu Believe It
Kanu Believe It

Cahill was on a free, personally would have rather saved the money and brought him in.

But this is Arsenal, so we had to spend 8m on a 32 year old who is prone to hilarious brain farts. Well, they were hilarious when they were in blue.

It also leaves a slight bad taste in my mouth that Luiz has ‘Done A Kos’ to force it through.

Benriz
Benriz

At least we know he can cut it in the prem

johar
johar

Let’s hope Luiz and Guendouzi don’t go for the same cross. It’ll take an age to untangle them.

Ordnance Dave
Ordnance Dave

Hairs hoping he doesn’t play like shampoo

Quick
Quick

Expected him to sign for Barnet.

Kanu Believe It
Kanu Believe It

Between him and Guendozi, we should be strong with fro ins…

Goonerink

Both are good on the ball and can do wonders curling a free kick.
Decent business for a cut price cb.

Caffeinatedsteve
Caffeinatedsteve

I’m also glad we got him on a perm

Deo
Deo

Great business given the circumstances. He’s the replacement for Koscielny and also allows for Saliba to bed in slowly next year. Tierney coming in means we have Monreal available at CB. That means we allow Holding to come back at his own pace. This defers playing Chambers, Mustafi or Mavropanos there barring exceptional circumstances. We are firmly in the top 4 race.

Dave M
Dave M

Seriously, 8M quid for Luiz in this market?! That is fuking grand larceny.

Mike22122
Mike22122

Seems to be a big drop on the over 30s even these days. Cheeky bid on kompany time lol

Dave M
Dave M

I wouldn’t say no to Vince for a year or two. He’s a beast.

Dave M
Dave M

Oh wait…he is boss of Anderlecht now…lol

Caligunner
Caligunner

Did you watch monreal play cb last couple of seasons? He’s ok for an emergency but not a regular rotational cb

Nico
Nico

Alaves is an OAP and has better pace than Lichensteiner. Age in Brasil is just a number lol

GraeB
GraeB

Luiz, Guendouzi, Elneny, Iwobi – we better get another hairdresser signed quickly to handle all that hair!

Maul Person
Maul Person

Elneny is no longer on that list. His cut his locs off weeks ago.

Hank1979
Hank1979

Big hair is all the rage. I believe this is a good bit of business. You would really miss dick and ivan doing deals.

ChrisM
ChrisM

“(pictured on the right)”

haha love it

Dispossessed by Torreira
Dispossessed by Torreira

I came straight to the comments sections after reading that. Haha

Joey Jojo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jojo Jr Shabadoo

We all wanted a winger, a midfielder, a left back and a center back. The guy is a center back sooooo. Yeah, lets be very happy.

Sam
Sam

Honestly not bad
We still can go back for Upamecano or a new CB next summer. Especially if/when we finish Top 4

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

I.m good with this deal, he is a good player. Why Chelsea are prepared to sell to a direct rival is a mystery though

My Cousin Vinai
My Cousin Vinai

Same reason we sold Giroud to them whilst competing for the same spot.

Also, their new sporting director owes us.

Deep

We got Aubameyang from Dortmund by selling Giroud to Chelsea (who sold Batshuayi to Dortmund as Auba’s replacement).
So, not the same reason, definitely. Chelsea are not getting another player out of this deal.

€8m – fr an error prone, 32yr old defender, who likes attacking more than defending and doesnt want to play for them – is good money, i guess. Also, no other buyers for him till the last day except Arsenal.
Chelsea also have upcoming talented youngsters in that position so the transfer ban also doesnt create much of a problem.
Maybe, thats why they’re willing to sell to Arsenal.

A Different George
A Different George

I think it’s simply that he wanted to go and forced through a move.

Savage
Savage

Exactly the kind of player we needed. We certainly didn’t need yet another young defender who had to learn the league – we have so many of those we’re shedding them, plus Saliba incoming.

A two year contract for an experienced defender who has played in title-winning teams, at a price that works within the last millions left in our tight budget … perfect.

Savage
Savage

Rachel Yankey made good points on Sky about the fact that he does add some character to the team, and he’s also good on the ball, which favours our policy of playing out from the back.

thw14
thw14

He’s honestly way more an Arsenal-type defender than a Chelsea one. I wondered why they ever bought him, then bought him back. Agents probably.

Comes at a time when we’re trying to be less Arsenal in defense. But I dont mind, he makes up the numbers if nothing else. And I’d be surprised if he wasn’t able to add anything else.

My Cousin Vinai
My Cousin Vinai

Honestly I’m happy.
I’m sure UpAndAdam has a higher ceiling, but I’m going to guess that 99% of those hyping him has never ever seen him play outside of youtube vids. We can come for him later, but right now a young CB from another league isn’t what we need. Our defence doesn’t just need quality, it seriously and badly needs leadership, the likes we haven’t really replaced since Per left.
Using Per as an example, he wasn’t even a world class CB and very flawed, however his calmness, reading of the game but especially his leadership meant it was out best CB pairing in the last decade.

Luiz brings the type of leadership and quality our backline needs. Up&Adam will be great, but he won’t bring the immediate leadership we need.

Also for all the talk about Luis brain farts, I challenge anyone to name me 5 major mistakes he’s made in the last 2 seasons. In that time, let’s not forget he’s also marshalled Brazil to success too.

Dispossessed by Torreira
Dispossessed by Torreira

UpandAdam??

My Cousin Vinai
My Cousin Vinai

Simpsons reference, for those old enough to remember.

A Different George
A Different George

I kinda remember him marshalling Brazil to 7-1.

Grymelock
Grymelock

Long time listener, first time caller. That first line 👌🏻

This signing has been the one that has genuinely got me excited for the new season. Last season was difficult for all the wrong reasons, but this one is definitely going to be interesting.

This is going to be fun. Long live Sideshow Bob and son.

Mike22122
Mike22122

I still hope we will make a final serious bid on 1 of the 3 higher quality CB in addition to this 1. I dont even care who that much at this point although if pressed I’d take the Barcelona fella. Anybody with good positioning and a calm head will do.

InTheNorthBank
InTheNorthBank

I understand that, in the circumstances, Luiz is not a terrible piece of business to fill the hole left by Koscielny at the last minute. But given our obvious need to strengthen at centre back, if someone had told me at the beginning of the summer that, to fix that area, we’d offload Koscielny and replace him with David Luiz… well… I can’t say it would have struck me as a decent plan.

iGooner
iGooner

Welcome Luiz! Decent stop gap if you ask me. No nonsense type paired with Sokratis can hopefully be a good one this season. That way we can slowly ease Holding back into the starting lineup.

Let’s get ready for a wild season, folks!

Jack
Jack

He is a character and his big personality will fit in well with Arsenal. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m a supporter but Arsenal have a lot of big personalities. Especially compared to the miserable turds at Tottenham and Man City etc.

Sean
Sean

Certain people (yer da?) might scoff at this, but I think this is a big part of following a football team. I get some extra enjoyment and find it so much easier warming to the team when positive characters like Hector, Auba (and now probably Luiz) play for the club. Aside from his obvious technical genuus, it’s one of the things that made Santi one of my all time favourite Arsenal players

Sean
Sean

Genius* what better word to misspell…

Snagger
Snagger

OK now taxi for Mustafi and a surprise please. Pepe, Tierney, Luiz, Ceballoss, Martinelli and Shawcross in a heap not a bad window. In fairness on 40mil and you thought Jesus was good with 2 fishand 5 loaves. OK Josh I feel the Pointer Sisters coming on. I’m so..

Alex
Alex

Great transfert window i read. Yeah, Luiz, a 32 old defender (but experience, yes, i agree), Ceballos, a guy who we will train for £15M a year (same as Özil’s wages, but who cares…) so that he can play the Euro 2020 and be fit for Real next season, Tierney who is not able to walk yet, Pépé who defnitely is not worth the price (yet?), Martinelli, good young but we’ve got lots of great young. Fabulous transfert window…

Mike22122
Mike22122

Toys well and truly out of the pram there

GoonerMonkey
GoonerMonkey

I bet you’re a right laugh at dinner parties.

Drew
Drew

Dude… Just… shut the fuck up!

DaRealSosa69
DaRealSosa69

someone is on their period

Monkey Joe
Monkey Joe

66/1 for Arsenal to the league is a gift. We should be favourites. #EmeryOut

Batty Gooner
Batty Gooner

Basically, it’s cost £3m to replace Kos with Luiz, who is a year younger. Seems reasonable if you leave the emotive stuff aside.

Kareem
Kareem

And he is less injury-prone.

Koscielny wouldn’t have been able to play back-to-back games within the same week.
Luiz can.

When fit I might have preferred Koscielny, but realistically speaking this is probably a better option overall.

GoonerMonkey
GoonerMonkey

Nobody’s first choice, it’s fair to say. I mean, how could you have predicted this one? But a very experienced CB for £8m is a bit of a bargain. He’s mental, emotional, and a bit error prone. But that low fee has allowed us to go to the Bhoys and give a better bid for Tierney.

How Arsenal have managed to sign so many players with such a low transfer budget is beyond me. Bloggs had some very interesting (and depressing) articles about how tight the purse strings were at the beginning of this summer. But somehow we’ve been able to add some real quality… and Luiz.

Caligunner
Caligunner

DL easily becomes our best cb. That’s a good thing for this coming season. Just worried about both our cb being 30 and above. He and sokratis should be solid enough pairing for at least one season. I guess it will depend now on the development of holding, chambers, mavrap for the season.

Caligunner
Caligunner

I forgot about mustafi. Which I don’t feel like he’s as bad but he is mistake prone in crucial moments that just kill it for him.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

Needs must I guess.

Arsenally
Arsenally

I guess we now give him the No 10, the armband and hope he does not throw a tantrum at Birmingham.

DaRealSosa69
DaRealSosa69

This is the best transfer window for us in over a decade, fair play to Raul.

chopper4001
chopper4001

While I’m not 100% sold on Luiz yet (that may change if he boots Kane in the air), got to give props to Raul, Josh and the board. Identified needs, went and sorted them.

Free running, end product winger – check
Long term LB – check
Midfield replacement for Ramsey – check
CB cover – check
Long term youth projects in both defence and attack – check

Just need the offloads now.

Goonereality
Goonereality

Now for the important bit – how the team actually performs in the coming season. It could be a definite improvement on last season, as it looks on paper. It’s how it looks on the pitch that counts though so we’ll have to wait before getting too carried away.

No major sales so far, which is a big disappointment really.

Cultured determination
Cultured determination

So Luiz is top top quality?

Post January Blip
Post January Blip

He may not be, but he is an improvement on what we have (which is the criteria we set). Also, we clearly had at least one other target that we offered good money for, but refused to be priced out because quite frankly we would have needed to offer the sort of money that Juve paid to land de Ligt. I don’t get why that comment was needed but hey, you can’t please everyone I suppose

Tony Hall
Tony Hall

The thing is this is great as a replacement for Kos but we are still in need of a CB this year because we were not planning on Kos leaving.
If we don’t bring in another quality CB today we are not really any better than we were last year regarding our back four. And that was were we needed to strengthen the most.

Runzac
Runzac

A good option short term. Watched quite a few Chelsea games with my son (yeah I know, I failed in my football upbringing) and for the most part of the season he did very well. PSG, Brazil and Chelsea on his resume

King Miguel
King Miguel

i just think luiz is a bad option but still the best option we’ve got considering our problem at the bank… his lack of concentration is second to mustafi’s so i say he’s an upgrade to d backline that has lost its captain…

Benriz
Benriz

Strengthens us, weakens a rival, cheap, cool hair. What’s not to like?

Alright he’s a bit error prone but he’s good on the ball and takes a good free kick. I’m genuinely pretty cool with this.

Really strange how it’s ended up being a pretty decent summer. It was looking like all doom and gloom for a while there and I must admit to panicking and getting a bit depressed at one point.

Anyone else think the Chavs are gonna struggle this season, what with the embargo and all?

Natalie

One of the best transfer windows in the past 15 years. Kudos to AFC.

Dave Swain
Dave Swain

Coco for Crusty…comment image?itemid=9151910

Whisht
Whisht

A “panic buy” in that we’re panicking as we’re short at CB?
Or that he sends teammates panicking with his lapses in concentration?
Or that he makes fans panic?

All the above?

:¬)

Whisht
Whisht

Actually… I think later in the season we may see him more in midfield.
He has similar lapses in concentration to Xhaka, but he is more defensively minded and might shore up midfield a bit, resulting in less panic at the back.

Just weird that Chelsea are willing to sell him to us.
Even if he doesn’t/ didn’t get on with Lampard he could go to any number of clubs.
Why do us a favour?

Goonereality
Goonereality

Let’s hope it’s not a repeat of the William Gallas transfer. He was excellent at Chelsea but when he joined as makeweight in the Cole transfer he was – overall – a big disappointment, particularly towards the end of his time with us.

Rob
Rob

Best window in ages in any case considering we are playing EL
Upamecano & Rice in next year & Mikhi, Musti, Özil out (if Ceballos is made permanent) andwe are challengers again with an very good average squad too in order to improve as well!

Shance
Shance

Am i missing something here? We all lambast Mustafi for having repeated brain farts, I really don’t think Luiz is much better in that regard? Germany Brazil anyone?

David
David

I’m not surprised Mustafi isn’t attracting interest, we’ve made him look more terrible than he is in public that no fanbase of another team wants him which is obviously to our own disadvantage. I believe we’ve had worse defenders than Mustafi and as long as he wears The Arsenal badge, I think he deserves our support. Damaging his confidence even further isn’t good for anyone. And this is not to say I don’t want him sold but as long as he’s still here, He’s one of our own.

Goonereality
Goonereality

Can’t agree – Mustafi is terrible (and as a season ticket holder, I’ve seen almost all his games at The Emirates). Who has made him look so terrible other than him? Don’t you think that other clubs see what we see when he plays?

We have had (marginally) worse defenders. Gus Caesar springs to mind as one, but good old Gus didn’t cost £35 million and a fortune in wages – one of the reasons, apart from his performances, that we can’t sell Mustafi.

Arsenal deserves better than Mustafi – let’s hope we get it soon!

Timothy
Timothy

I think David Luiz will be good and let us give Musti more season he might improve

Goonereality
Goonereality

Well, Mustafi was only signed in 2016 so he hasn’t had that long to “improve” has he? Now if he’d been with us for years, that would be different. But, hang on …

Mark
Mark

Not the greatest purchase we’ve ever made, but we needed a capable and experienced central defender (esp if we are able to sell Mustafi which I pray we are). We at least have numbers with Sokratis, Chambers, Luis, Holding, Monreal (since we have Tierney and Kolasinac on the left) and even Mavropanos when healthy that can play centrally so hopefully this means Mustafi is on his way out. I doubt we’ll bring anyone else in at this point. Luckily Luiz is on a two year contract and can be a bridge for a year or two until Saliba is ready to step in. Luiz is not the greatest defender, but is good on the ball (which is a huge issue we’ve had with Mustafi and his turnovers) which hopefully will help us play out of the back better.

jahgunner
jahgunner

I detest David Luiz and can’t believe we signed the cheating diver.

kas
kas

I can’t believe we’re selling a young Nigerian International to Everton, because we cannot give yes give any of the dross away. We all know their names.

Swish
Swish

Im ready to see how we’re gonna perform this season….we ready to take on the top teams an get bak that old arsenal

Jan
Jan

Would love him to shave his head tonight, wear a beanie all weekend, then walk out in the game at Newcastle to shock the footballing world. Turn from the comical character he is into a sort of hard bastard Keown. Never smile for 2 years. Just scare the living creeps out of opposing strikers with a permanent scowl.

GoonerMonkey
GoonerMonkey

1 hour to go… tick tock..

Goonereality
Goonereality

It doesn’t look likely that there will be any major sales in this window which will be disappointing if true.

I think there was a chance of selling Iwobi to Everton but it seems we’ve misjudged what Everton are prepared to pay (£38 million was what we demanded, according to latest press reports, which really does look too high). Anyway, you never know, a last minute deal and all that.

Nothing on the Mustafi front which comes as no great surprise really. Did Monaco look at the match videos again? We must collect them up and destroy them before the next window opens!

As for Ozil, that really would have been a transfer and a half but he doesn’t look USA bound so it’s probably a couple more years on £350,000 week… . I imagine he’s disappointed.

Goonereality
Goonereality

It doesn’t look likely that there will be any major sales in this window which will be disappointing if true.

I think there was a chance of selling Iwobi to Everton but it seems we’ve misjudged what Everton are prepared to pay (£38 million was what we demanded, according to latest press reports, which really does look too high). Anyway, you never know, a last minute deal and all that.

Nothing on the Mustafi front which comes as no great surprise really. Did Monaco look at the match videos again? We must collect them all up before the next window opens!

As for Ozil, that really would have been a transfer and a half but he doesn’t look USA bound so it’s probably a couple more years on £350,000 week… . I imagine he’s disappointed.

Gary
Gary

He brings a lot of hair…..what a great line!

Neil
Neil

Now we just need Fellaini to grow his hair out and sign for us.

Yoki
Yoki

Pictured on the right.

Yep, clarity was indeed needed on that one.