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  • A Yahoo! User Jun 18, 2007 00:16 Flag

    Will everyone stop being doom merchants?

    Why is everyone getting so upset by tabloid speculation? I struggle to remember a close season where Arsenal have'nt been in 'crisis'.

    We have yet to make any big money signings. Think back to past seasons, Arsenal always keep the big cash signings secret until the deal is done. So we won't hear anything until the player has signed. I am actually struggling to remember the last player we signed for big bucks who could be considered to be topclass and playing at the top of their game.

    Bergkamp? Had been struggling in Italy before we got him.

    Henry? Ditto

    Overmars? Was coming back from a serious knee injury, we took a gamble and it paid off.

    Wiltord? Not sure I consider him to be top class, but we did pay good money for him. Would'nt have him down as being a big success at Arsenal either.

    Campbell? At the top of the game when he signed but we got him on a free, Wenger would'nt have paid full whack for him on the open market.

    The point is we are a club that don't generally spend big on star names, we have never bought the equivalent say of a Rooney, or Ferdinand, or Veron (thank god lol), or a Shevchenko.

    Has this stopped us competing over the past 10 seasons? Nope.

    If Henry goes don't expect a star name replacement, other big names have left, Anelka, Overmars, Petit, Vieira etc. Did that stop us competing? Nope.

    Don't panic, stop worrying, our success of the past 10 seasons was not created by spending massive amounts of money on star players. So why start now?

    Indeed when Wenger has appeared to panic buy he has been at his worst, Jeffers, Richard Wright, Wiltord etc. I for one would rather see an unknown possible Vieira coming in than a potential big money flop.

    So c'mon people try and cheer up a bit, its not all doom and gloom.

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