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  • John John Aug 6, 2011 14:20 Flag

    Cesc - Mata

    Does anyone else think it within the realms of possibility that AW has a deal set out, reliant upon Barca.

    I did wonder if AW has a deal agreed to sign Mata, but has it on hold as he would not wish to sign the player if Cesc is staying, leaving Mata to warm the bench.

    If Barca come up with the required dosh, then AW can go and not ony get Mata, but also afford to pay the transfer fee, and his wages.

    Not too dissimilar to the idea that Rafa had on Alonso/Barry. Mind you, that went well didn't it.....

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    • I think you are dreaming John. Think about it from the other point of view. If you owned Mata would you allow a committed deal that might not happen? Either they are willing to sell him because they need the money in which case they will try to get the highest price and won't lock in a price with Wenger long before the transfer dead-line, this would obvious prevent them from selling the player to a last minute higher bidder, or they don't want to sell him in which case why commit to a deal to Wenger?

      I think Wenger is all too happy he can claim he ran out of time on replacing Cesc and possibly Nasri.

    • John I do hope your instincts
      are right cos I fear for us this season
      on the defensive front....

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      • I also fear from us not just from the defensive front but on the psychological front...I remember us beating Everton 6-1 1st away game 2 yrs ago during the transfer saga with Lescott..

        Everton eventually got £25m or so but also had to fight relegation most of the season.

        The truth is Arsene already has an excuse for our poor performance this season..the destablisation of the club from the transfer saga..

        The truth is that this club is not broke and we don't have to sell Cesc...fuck him and his Barca dream! If Braca want him I would have put a deadline 15th of July of fcuk off till next year!

        To make matters worse I see our 1st 6 matches this year defining our whole season....I know U will say its only pre season...but believe me we really have been pathetic!!

        What happens if we fall out of the CL...personally I feel we are more likely to get knocked out than go through..

        I think the disappointment will be too much to bear for everyone...believe me ...It will leave a far negative impact than the CC final..

    • To be honest John I think the whole saga has been very very embarrassing.
      It is ok for Wenger to under value other teams players but it seems its not ok for Barca to undervalue Cese.

      Personally I do feel they should pay since they have consistantly tapped him up in one way or another in an attempt to get him on the cheap.

      From the back page of the sunday maul or wail it now seems he is so fed up he will forfit the 4,000,000. from the trasfer to get it sorted
      not before time i feel he could have done that ages ago and i am SICK of wenger pussy footing around him. Could youn see SAF doing that or maureen ?? No neither could I

      And i feel its far to big a gamble to keep Nasri and think we might as well take the 22 million that is on offer cos with no defence bought we aint going to win an egg and spoon race IMHO