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  • Govinda Govinda Feb 1, 2013 14:49 Flag

    Is this a fair reflection on our tranfer activities?

    Arsenal: Taking advantage of Malaga's financial struggles once again, Nacho Monreal should be a good replacement for injured Kieran Gibbs but other than that this was a woeful window for the Gunners.

    After promising the sun and the moon to the disgruntled fans, it is clear that Arsenal's management has only one thing on its mind: its profit margin. It's understandable that the club wants to remain financially stable as Financial Fair Play kicks into effect in the near future, but there were plenty of bargains to be found in this market.

    Ba, one of the elite strikers in the Premier League, was available for under 10 million pounds, and Remy was available at only 8 million pounds. Olivier Giroud might be showing positive signs recently but the club continues to underwhelm with its bench options. To add further insult to injury, Yann M'Villa, a long time target of Arsene Wenger, was available for only 9.6 million pounds and ended up in Russia. For a club that has desperately lacked steel in its midfield, acquiring the French international could have made a huge difference.

    With Tottenham looking stronger each game and Liverpool adding big time young players, this might be the season where things unravel and Arsenal could miss the Champions League. If that happens, Wenger could be the unfortunate fall guy.


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    • Wenger is everything a clubs board would want in a manager, he makes the CL every season, he makes them money, he doesn't bad mouth them, he is very secretive and he takes the flack for them.

      I just can't see him being replaced, unless it's his wish!

      I think we are all disapointed we didn't bring in more players to help fight for that 3/4th spot and whilst Nacho Man seems like a very good addition we will still see Per Merts in the middle of the park, and on his present form is bloody worrying.

      If Arsen doesn't bring in these hi quality players in the summer after giving the word he has the money to spend but just not the right time, then he will be absolutely slaughtered and even the faithful will turn of which I'm sure!

    • The boundaries are being tested more than ever. We may have to rely on luck (or lack of it for Liverpool & Spurs) in order to even qualify for the CL next year. We simply do not have the depth of quality in the squad to win it, let alone the EPL.

      I'm not sure if Wenger will be asked to fall on his sword, but Kroenke should be more vocal in the level of support he is giving to Wenger to improve the team.

    • "Arsenal could miss the Champions League. If that happens, Wenger could be the unfortunate fall guy."

      .....but only if he doesn't win it. Think Chelsea eg.....No??
      There's always the CWCup. Or Europa. Whats the problem. Bums on seats isnt it?