Jose joins in, Cesc says no and Gourcuff to sign on Monday

This is the rumour I saw this morning…. (let me add, of course I don’t believe it – it’s silly season!! Its crazy rumour time!!)

Gourcuff is supposedly going to sign for us on Monday morning for £21.8M, he will be followed by Subotic and Koscienly. It’s even suggested that Diego Alves will also be joining us before the end of the transfer window.

Coquelin (loan) and Traore are suggested to be part of the Koscienly deal and I just hope Denilson is part of the Subotic deal – or even the Alves deal, maybe Almería would like to swap Brazilians??  😉

Add to them the freebie Joe Cole, we almost there aren’t we??

I know the chance of all that happening is  unlikely, but just imagine if it’s true!!

With those additions and another big lump of a central midfielder we would beat anyone, along the way we can throw all Eddie the Chavs comments he made in yesterday’s post, right back at him.

I don’t mind if we don’t get Gourcuff though, I’d be more than happy with van der Vaart – if the little magician goes, then let’s get both, ship out a few on the way to help balance the books…

Jose has done as we all hoped, its suggested he has made an enquiry for our captain, but the latter has quickly said ‘No way Jose’ – it’s the Catalan’s or he staying put!!

As far as the keeping situation goes, Arsene Wenger has the perfect opportunity to sort this out. Pepe Reina signed a new deal with dippers believing that Rafa would stay. We all know that has now changed, so why not go and offer him a decent contract, a decent wage, Champions League Football and see what he says??

I think things are about to get moving in the transfer market, Hodgson is favourite to take over at Anfield, a few players will want to follow him or move because they don’t want to play for him. Seriously, the World Cup is soon to kick off, managers will want transfers sorted out before it does. It could be a very interesting and busy few days…

I certainly hope it is for Arsene Wenger…..


170 Responses to Jose joins in, Cesc says no and Gourcuff to sign on Monday

  1. rico says:

    Morning all

    van der Vaart or Gourcuff will be ‘the real no10’ jj 🙂

  2. JonJon says:

    gutten morgan ricolicious..

    the dippers are rubber ducked..

    theyve got serious financial probs and rumours are that mascherano and torres are off…

    we cant get rid of denilson..hes the best.

  3. JonJon says:

    knowing wenger, eboue will be the real #10 😉

  4. JonJon says:

    or denilson

  5. JonJon says:

    maybe almunia?

  6. rico says:

    maybe all of those …. 🙂

    Morning jj, i read the rumour and couldn’t resist sharing it, made I chuckle 🙂

  7. rico says:

    can’t believe no-one has noticed my new world cup avatar 😉 🙂

  8. JonJon says:

    is that what it is??

    i noticed it but thought it was two gerbils instead of one.. 😉

  9. Erick says:

    Howdy all is Eddie here yet seems Arsenal blogs are the best

  10. JonJon says:

    pepe is probably the only dipper player i would realistically take..

    the rest are crap and torres would cost too much

  11. rico says:

    ‘The paw of God’ jj, its two guinea pig footballers, one scoring with its paw…. 🙂

  12. rico says:

    Morning Erick… No Eddie today I hope.. 😉

    In a flash Pepe jj, he is top class and i bet he would love CL footie again, no doubt Rafa will try and get him to follow where he goes though…

  13. top gunner says:

    i think flappy will be #10.

  14. JonJon says:

    lol rico..

    yeah i had a closer look and i realised what the gerbil was doing..

    very clever..

  15. rico says:

    Hi tg, not a chance 😉

  16. K-TR7 says:

    Morning all.whats with this j.cole saga?its on and off at the moment and id love the club to clarify this issue.i don’t think we’ll get gourcuff but i can see aw going for shwartzer.

  17. Anonymarse says:

    Daily dose of bullshit from this blog. One for the kids I suppose…

  18. top gunner says:

    jonjon i’d take gerrard as well would look good in our set up.

  19. rico says:

    its not a bloody gerbil!!!!!!!! 😉

  20. rico says:

    Morning kTR7, mixed reports, some say he signed some say no…

  21. JonJon says:

    i think gerrards past it top g..

    although a change of club might freshen him up..but would he play for another club like he did for dippers and would the fans accept him?

  22. th14 says:

    Is it all just more madia crap? Gourcuff in on Monday would be beyond anything we’ve ever achieved in terms of transfers. I think it is more likely that AW will run to Shite Fart Stain and become their manager! We are notoriously tight – and if it is not a kindergarten signing or a free, chances are it’s just bollocks. What I want to know is, where is all the supposed transfer kitty – not just for now, but all the unspent millions from previous campaigns. Some people are saying that if we accept Barca’s latest offer that we would have in excess of £100m to spend. If that really were true, then we need to spend it all, otherwise when we look at the final standings for 2010/11, we might just be preparing for the Europa league.

  23. gooner2 says:

    None of that can be true, never going to happen

  24. JonJon says:

    i think coles signed..

  25. Erick says:

    Joe Cole seems to be going to the Mancs. Citeh want to make Torres the richest player in the world

  26. rico says:

    jj, you around for a bit, got to pop out for an hour??

  27. top gunner says:

    He’ll have more of a chance to win the league with us than he has with the dippers, bet pepe reina regrets signing that new contract now that his boss has been done think torres will go as well.

  28. Goona says:

    As for Joe Cole all this talk in the papers for the past few days is just rubbish if the lad had wanted to join us he’d have done so before leaving for South Africa where he can put on a good show to impress the highest wage payers and to add to this on Sky News this morning Chelsea have come out and said they’re going to do all they can to keep him and that means money can you honestly see our mana-whoops! bank manager paying him what he wants? no! I really can’t see this tranfer happening. Gawd I hope i’m wrong so if somebody out there knows any different please cheer me up today.

  29. Mike says:

    I think someone has been reading:

    To actually write a blog about something written on there…oh dear.

  30. rico says:

    Mike – read the post, what does it say…

    Its a bit of fun, its called humour – none of us believe all the stories and only when afc announce a signing do we believe it – i bet your blog is so much more interesting!!!

  31. K-TR7 says:

    Robin did well again.many of us scream for aw to sign the likes of dzeko to finish off the chances we create but we forget how they are created.robin in a false nine role has freedom to move all over hence its difficult to mark him.he takes a split second to make a decision and with him dragging defenders all over he creates space for cesc and AA to operate.if you put dzeko in there he will stay in the box and easier to mark hence the opposing team can keep their structure and the likes of cesc will have no space to operate into hence fewer chances and thats why our goal tally went down after rvp was injured since we became has been doing this system for sometime;henry would pull wide left and bergkamp would drop deep into false nine hence defenders wouldn’t know who to mark.result?DB10 had freedom to spray passes to pires,ljunberg and henry baffling defenders.if only we fix our defence since our attack at its best is a close match to the invincibles…

  32. JonJon says:

    im on and off rico but i’ll keep an eye out..

  33. athlon says:

    But what is the source? I don’t think that Gourcuff will sign on Monday but his move would be key if the leaders of the club decide that they will sell Cesc.
    Diego Alves would be briliant addition, as Subotic, too. TBH, I don’t know Koscienly but I didn’t know Vermaelen, too 😀
    Hope, you’re right, and there will be significant signings throughtout the summer.

  34. rico says:

    thanks jj, won’t be long

  35. JonJon says:


    i think someones been smelling their own farts… to actually come on a football blog and talk a load of shite..oh dear..

  36. rico says:

    hi athlon, just like all, they probably hold very litte truth – we can all live in hope though…

  37. Erick says:

    th 14 top comment next season will be tight we have pull up our sock that means bringing in some winners

  38. JonJon says:

    this gourcuff thing is possible..ive always had the theory that we signed chamkaka not only cos he was free but to give us extra leveredge to get gourcuff..they are best pals…

  39. Erick says:

    Jj it will only happen if Aw is sure Cesc will go thats when we get Yoan

  40. David says:

    Where have you heard about Gourcuff?

  41. saf says:

    may b hav a number 10 trial lol 😀

  42. goonergerry says:

    Its all a fairy story- Its as true as the three little piggies.

  43. JonJon says:

    the three little piggies aint true??

    next you’ll be telling me theres no santa

  44. Goona says:

    Actually whenever we make a signing it’s usually on a Friday it’s announced and not Monday, but knowing our club it’s like the secret service maybe a signing on Monday and announced on Friday so roll on next Friday folks well we can live in hope can’t we????.

  45. JonJon says:

    wenger probably ready to let cesc go erick

    just not for 30mil

    if he gets what hes asking for he could rebuild the squad and have enough left over to keep the profit margin he loves so much..

    although i think we should keep cesc and spend 50mil

  46. JonJon says:

    lol goona

  47. Zulu Gooner says:

    Disappointing to see yet another Blogger having a go at Denilson – nothing wrong with the youngster and when he plays we win proportionately more than when he doesn`t.

  48. gc gooner says:

    take reina the only good dipper

  49. JonJon says:

    yeah leave denilson alone..

    no pace, no power, no height, no workrate, no positional sence, no creativity but other than that hes great.

    top player..dunga loves him.

  50. HS says:

    So basically, you’ve seen a rumour on and decided to put in your blog for more hits? It’s a misleading headline and complete and utter bullshit. What a joke blog, I certainly won’t be looking at it again.

  51. Tom says:

    Lets remember Arsenal finished 3rd. By your reckoning we will have seven new players. When you consider it takes a season before a new player is fully integrated we will not achieve top four. Hoping Spuds don’t go out at the Euro Qualifiers, then we will only have three places. I think we must keep Cesc! We need a Goalie and Centre half. These are the priorities for this season.

  52. JonJon says:

    dont let the door hit you on your way out HS..

    maybe you’d be happier reading

    after all, they dont talk about rumours do they???

  53. rico says:

    HS, no-one twisted your arm to come here, if you read you would see it was written with fun, there was me thinking kids had a sense of humour…!!

  54. rico says:

    ZG, don’t rate Denilson, it all got a bit too much to suffer when a referee out ran him……

  55. Gooner says:

    Where have u heard the rumor about Gourcuff???
    hopefully he arrives, even if cesc stays!

  56. arsenal fan says:

    arsenal need to keep cesc, selling him could do what alonso did to liverpool last season, if we do let him go then we need to buy a rightly replacement, sticking with nasri in his position isnt the solution, he just doesnt do it for me look at the games he played for us when cesc was out the results shows that he cant do it, arsenw will know this he will need to pay for a little bit more quality for a playmaker and balance the team.

  57. asd says:

    Bloody dreamers!

  58. rico says:


    jj did a post here a few weeks ago saying he would like wenger to buy Gourcuff – the rumour has done the rounds and now someone who claims ‘to have inside info’ has said he will sign on Monday – there is little substance, but my point of the post is, if he were to sign, the other snippets may hold some value, and wouldn’t that be something….

    If Cesc goes, Gourcouff is one player who would be ideal…

  59. rico says:

    asd, don’t you dream?? are you happy with the results we get right now, you happy finishing 3rd in the epl, getting stuffed so easy by the chavs and mancs…..

    No trophies for 5 years….

    You are happy with that???

    All i can say is if you are you are more flexible than an AE Card!!

  60. rico says:

    barnard – thanks for reading but you won’t be writing on here – ping!!

  61. trollz says:

    I will still be a pessimist till we sign a keeper.

    Almunia’s name on the sheet makes me sick

  62. JonJon says:

    JJ- Hi Rico

    Rico- Hi JJ

    JJ- I like Arsenal

    Rico- Me too they are great.

    JJ- OK then glad we got that sorted

    Rico- Yeah,bye bye then.

    JJ- Bye.

  63. rico says:

    hi trollz – keeper, two defenders and a midfielder, i’ll be a pessamist until we get all….

  64. JonJon says:

    almunias the best..

  65. rico says:

    😆 😆 jj

  66. rico says:

    Almunia is world class jj, hope we don’t sell him…

  67. rico says:

    and denislon, diaby and fabianski, i’d cry if wenger sold them….

  68. TheGrimreaper says:

    Gorcuff is not going to sign for Arsenal. Wenger has said all along that the areas he is going to strengthen will be defence and goalkeeping. We don’t need any more midfielders…… released a statement the other day saying CESC is staying too…..

  69. JonJon says:

    there there rico..

    it will be ok we still have eboue..

  70. rico says:

    thank you jj, i was feeling sad at the thought of our best players going, but knowing eboue is staying makes me feel so much better…..

  71. rico says:

    Hi Grimreaper – where does that statement say that Cesc is staying….??

  72. JonJon says:


    yeah cesc is staying..until barca up their offer.

  73. rico says:

    thats just it jj, thats just it – all it says is we want to keep him and build the team around him, and your offer is rejected…

    what it should have said is, naff off barca, this player is ours until 2015, no matter how much you offer you will not get our captain so don’t bother upping you offer, we will not listen…

  74. rico says:

    it’s a ronaldo to real madrid saga all over again, barca though are just starting off a lot lower in their offer…

    i loved it when old red nose said, ‘ i wouldn’t sell them (RM) a virus let alone ronaldo…….

    80M and the virus had been sold 😉 😉

  75. K-TR7 says:

    Afternoon all…

  76. rico says:

    jj, you heard from ave recently??

  77. rico says:

    Yo, KTR7, all good with you??

    Robben could be out for the dutch i saw earlier, how did VDV play last night??

  78. agirlagunner says:

    rico and JJ, you’re terrible. LOL.

    hola, ktr7.

  79. rico says:

    hi agag, me, terrible 😉

  80. K-TR7 says:

    Rico the dutch attack as a whole is looking impressive as i explained in my earlier post how rvp makes things tick for them allowing vdv,robben,sneidjer,eljia…spaces to exploit.the false nine forwards have resulted to the extinction of goal poachers since they can both score and create goals and thats why van nistelrooy was left behind.

  81. agirlagunner says:

    You know you are, rico 🙂

    The Dutch were fantastic. I like RvP’s goal best. Obviously, I’m biased. Elia’s was neat too.

  82. JonJon says:

    not a peep rico..i’ll give him a ring later on see if hes ok..

    the ronaldo thing was easy..

    real had a shit laod of money and wanted ronaldo

    utd are skint and needed the money so they said yeah you can have him but we want £x million..real said what about we give you £y million and fergie said no we want X and real just paid it..

    even if utd werent skint you cant turn down what real players worth that..

    the cesc situation is different to ronaldos cos we dont need the money but if barca paid 70-80mil for him i’d still take it..

  83. rico says:

    me neither jj 😦 hope he is ok….

    KTR7, i did read your earlier, its VDV i’m really interested in – really hope we could get him..

    agag, i reckon the dutch will win the wc, as long as robin stays fit, i saw his goal purrrrrrrrrr 🙂

  84. rico says:

    jj, barca will sell a few, they want our man more than they are letting on – eventually they will make an offer that we can’t refuse…

    its all about ego’s over there, now jose is at real madrid they know they need the best… saying that, why let Yaya go??

  85. K-TR7 says:

    Afternoon agag.the dutch remind me of us alot.impressive in attack but shaky in defence…

  86. JonJon says:

    i think barca have the money and if they dont they will get it but they were just trying their luck hoping to get cesc on the cheap cos they dont fancy paying over 60mil for a benchwarmer..

  87. K-TR7 says:

    Rico vdv is quite impressive.if he shines at the worldcup we may struggle to get him…

  88. rico says:

    KTR7, we are not shaky in defence, we are s**te 😦

    spot on jj, thats what pees me off, he will just be on the bench, just like so many before him that have left us…..

  89. rico says:

    KTR7, wenger will get his players in the next five days i think, if he doesn’t then we can all assume we will get players NOT involved in the WC

  90. agirlagunner says:

    The stains are hateful and classless and entirely too full of themselves. Wenger’s right, Pep Guardiola started with dessert. After all, from winning everything last year, they won just one this year. And RM gave them a scare.

    lol @ KTR7. If the Dutch win and if RM are offloading, and we get VDV and two CHs, we’d be amazing in the coming season. Now if only we knew what to do with the Spanish Waiter.

  91. rico says:

    I know what i’d do with the Spanish Waiter agag!!!!

  92. K-TR7 says:

    Xavi has said cesc has barca DNA again!…

  93. JonJon says:

    xavis a bellend

  94. agirlagunner says:

    That’s it. I’m hiring someone to smash Xavi’s jaw. Should keep his mouth shut.

    rico, the stains have me feeling violent, what do you have in mind? (cracks knuckles)

  95. Erick says:

    Did I hear Eboue is our best player Rico and JJ 🙂

  96. rico says:

    Trust me agag, you won’t need big hands to do what i have in mind 😳

    Erick, he is for sure 😉

  97. Erick says:

    Xavi needs a slap

  98. agirlagunner says:

    No, Erick. That won’t do. That’s too charitable. He needs to have his mouth sewn shut.

  99. James says:

    Cole – Free
    Shwarzer/Boruc – 3/2 million
    Laurent Koscielny – 8 million

    this maybe what we might end up buying this summer
    Cole – Can play on the right or Left WIng and will possibly result in the sale of Rosicky or Arshavin
    Shwarzer/Boruc – Will possibly result in the loan or sale of Fabianski and Almunia will probably become no.2
    Laurent – Will partner up with Vermaelen in the centre of the defense

    Will these addition and hopefully us keeping Cesc what Chance do other Fans give our Team

    This is What OUR LINEUP might be next year

    ————- Shwarzer/Boruc
    Sagna ——– Laurent —– Vermaelen —– Clichy
    ———————— Song
    Cole ————– Fabrgeas ———– Arshavin/Nasri
    ———— Van Persie ——— Chamak

    we might play 4-4-2 but I am not sure where Song will fit in

    ————- Shwarzer/Boruc
    Sagna ——– Laurent —– Vermaelen ——– Clichy
    Cole ——– Fabregas —— Song/Diaby — Arshavin
    ——————— Van Persie —- Chamak —————-

  100. agirlagunner says:

    rico, lol.

  101. rico says:

    He needs pinning against the wall by his knackers and told to button it 😳

  102. rico says:

    Hi James, good to see you….

    Where will Song fit in?? Easy, get rid of Diaby 😉

  103. agirlagunner says:

    Hahaha. Ow. You really are terrible, rico. But he’d deserve it!

    Hola, James. No Denilson or Almunia, I see. Tres bien.

  104. rico says:

    😆 agag, he sure would…

  105. gambon says:

    We offered Denilson to Oxford on loan, but they said they only want players who are better than they already have!!..

    It seems the Schwartzer story may be true. He would be good IMO.

  106. rico says:

    Usmanov has bought more shares….

    Lady Nina now holds all the cards …..

  107. rico says:

    😆 😆 😆 gambon

  108. rico says:

    gambon, you live anywhere near oxford??

    i’d be happy with the spice man (Schwartz) – good stop gap for chesney and mannone…

  109. gambon says:


    In a worldly sense yes, in a national sense not really!

    The spice man, i like it, lets hope he doesnt get ‘nutmegged’ on his debut!!

  110. agirlagunner says:

    lol, gambon. Our luck with keepers is such that he’d be ‘peppered’ with shots, and would let a few in… Sigh.

  111. gambon says:

    He’ll be fine, he’s mustard.

  112. agirlagunner says:

    But we still have thyme to look for a better one I think. 🙂

  113. rico says:

    😆 gambon, nutmegged ….. agaa, peppered……

    I just hope he doesn’t get pickled, wenger doesn’t like drinkers 😆

  114. gambon says:

    I think hes trying to curry favour with wenger. 🙂

  115. rico says:

    😆 gambon, i think the spice boy would be a good stop gap – let mannone or chesney have a couple more seasons…

    if i see you call him the spice boy on G&P’s site, i’ll be shouting ‘copyright’ 😉 😉

  116. rico says:

    Has everyone gone to bed….. 😦

  117. agirlagunner says:

    I caught Nadal’s match, he made mince meat of Soderling. Were you able to watch? 🙂

  118. rico says:

    Didin’t see it agag, but just saw the result, I like Nadal, more than Federeerererererer….

  119. rico says:

    Wimbledon looms – ah, that takes me back to the days when i queued for tickets, and won tennis tournaments to get there…. ah, those days…

  120. rico says:

    agag, did you know that i was front row, Jonny Mac about to serve and hayfever hit me…. i sneezed so loud i got the Mc Glare – very scarey 😦

  121. agirlagunner says:

    I don’t much like Federer… Nadal’s a good egg, I like him. And his shorts are white and go… translucent after a while. 😛 Well, at least that’s what I was told by my girlfriends. Haha.

    You won tennis tournaments? Cool. I played footie for a while, but found it too rough and tumble.

  122. rico says:

    i played footie too, and cricket – when i was a lot younger of course 😦

  123. agirlagunner says:

    Wow! McEnroe too?

    I got to shake the hand of Grant Hill when he was doing a promo here (aaaages ago) and I gasped so audibly when he took my hand, he laughed and said “It’s okay…”

    In my mind, I am convinced he winked at me. My best friend says he didn’t. Killjoy, that one.

  124. rico says:

    agag, i don’t even know who grant hill is 😳 best i go look him up on wikki….

    i went to the 1985 final at wimbles, it was on of the best days ever, mc and flemming v mcnamara and mcnamee, martina v’s chrissie and then martina and pan shriver v kathy jordan and ann smith….

    all my favourites won, so i was happy…

  125. rico says:

    grant hill the bb player 😉

  126. rico says:

    if so, no wonder you wanted to believe he winked at you 😆

  127. agirlagunner says:

    LOL, rico.

    Grant Hill was to the Pistons what Theo is to Arsenal. Mr. Nice Guy and ever-injured (also, cute). There aren’t many — wait, there aren’t any meaningful sporting events here. We have to fly to other Asian countries to get to see anything.

    I am off. I should sleep early for a change. 🙂 Niteynite!

  128. rico says:

    Sleep well agag, but read your emails before you go 🙂 🙂

    take care

  129. Suhail.TV says:

    Hello all….. is it a dull day!?

  130. Suhail.TV says:

    and now AGAG goes..

  131. rico says:

    Hi STV, i’m here, but yes – a very dull day, maybe tomorrow the ball will get rolling, so to speak….

  132. Suhail.TV says:

    Rico, hw r U..I dont believe all these romours.. and.. do you.
    any way I think almost all the players mentioned are good, and the VDV is a great one. I see him as our captain if the little master goes…

  133. K-TR7 says:

    Rico,lonely?want a hug…

  134. Gooner4Life says:

    Hi there i believe we will only sign or attempt to sign gourcuff if we get rid of cesc, they are so similar and i hate to say this but i rate gourcuff more than cesc he has everything needed in a centre mid role with height added over cesc, although i have heard that cesc is staying for one more season if tapelona dont cough up £80mil.

  135. Suhail.TV says:

    Its still amazing that my fovorite team in WC is the fovorite team of all the major bloggers here..

  136. rico says:

    i believe nowt STV, until its confirmed on, but its good to banter the names around 😉

    Not lonely KTR7, but always up for a hug 🙂

  137. rico says:

    G4L, did you see the article by Andy Gray – he reckons we could be stronger if we we sold cesc….

    i would rather we kept cesc, added Gourcoff or VDV, three others and then no more sub standard players need to play….

  138. rico says:

    STV, the dutch, like ktr7 says, are like us, wonderful on the eye, but they have a bit more to them than we do right now…

  139. Suhail.TV says:

    It was bantered in the winter too rico,.. only to siphoned off by wenger one by one.. just hoping this year’s window is our window..

  140. agirlagunner says:

    Seen it, rico. I promise you, I have tried and toiled etc., but it’s been rubbish. But we have another three-day weekend coming, so I really hope I get to sit down and get something done.

    Hi and bye STV, KTR7. 🙂

  141. Suhail.TV says:

    ok.. bye all, good peoples..

  142. rico says:

    that was short and sweet STV, see you soon, stay safe….

  143. rico says:

    Seeing as everyone around me has decided to go, I may aswell follow suit…..

    Monday, lets hope is a good Monday for Arsenal Football Club…

    I have to be out early tomorrow, so see you sometime later in the day…..

    Stay safe all, nighty night….

  144. Marko says:

    Let me just say that if we were to sign Gourcuff, Subotic, this chap from Lorient and a keeper like Diego Alves then thats it we’d be rocking next season. A first choice of Subotic and Vermaelen with Djourou and Koscienly as back up would be enough. I’d still like another ball winner type midfielder like Toulalan, Mbia or Inler but if those guys were to be the only ones to sign I’d go into the season full of optomism.

  145. Trevor says:

    Stop believing everything you read. We will not sign the players u mentioned!

  146. rico says:

    Trevor – get passed the heading and read the first sentence, for goodness sake ……

  147. rico says:

    Marko, heard a lot about M’bia, Moyes was after him last season, he’s a good manager… M’bia would be a great addition…

  148. Marko says:

    Just hope something happens this week by way of signing cause once the world cup starts there’ll be nothing happening for a month.

  149. Gooner4Life says:

    yes rico i did see the andy gray article and £40mil is BS that is way under estimation of what we should be getting for cesc, an arsenal player that was a risk taken by arsene wenger by putting him in at the age of 16 to play with the likes of viera, henry, good old dennis. if ronaldo is worth 80 mil so should cesc but i honestly believe we wont buy anyone worth while as wenger has his pockets empty unless we sell cesc. i love wenger and i would not like him to leave but for once i would love for arsene to go out and break the bank shock all arsenal fans and also shock all premier league teams with a statement that we are in to win the premier league next season.

  150. rico says:

    The way I see it Marko, Wenger must know who he wants – he has until Friday to get the deals sorted…. If he isn’t fussed about the WC, we know the players he will bring are not involved, if he is after a player from the WC he will be scared their price will go up… ive read he has 30M and the money from the cesc sale, if he is sold….

  151. rico says:

    spot on G4L, but we MUST buy before we sell cesc, if we are going to sell him. Andy Gray has a point, but I can’t stand the bias he shows to the dippers, chavs and mancs….

    40M though, take a hike Barca, 80M – deal or no deal…. like you say, the grease ball fetched 80M, and so should our captain…

  152. Marko says:

    It is very possible that thats all we’re waiting for is to have a deal in place before we sell Fabregas even thought I think he’ll be staying when he said he’ll leave it up to Wenger cause Arsene won’t want to sell unless it’s for a vast amount of money. Like 60-70 million which they can’t afford. Gotta be said though when I heard Laporta say 30million euros was a fair market price for Cesc (a captain, 23 and capable of scoring 15-20 goals and 15-20 assists a season easy) I found it an insult and wanted to punch a catalan. THis is from the same moron who paid Inter 60 million plus Eto’o for Ibrahimovic. If anything Cesc is worth more than that retarded deal of all stupid deals. What a joke.

  153. rico says:

    This is worth a read about the kids…..

  154. rico says:

    Punch the catalan Marko, not what I’d call the idiot 😉

    Cesc is worth a minimum of £65-70M – they will get their money by offloading Yaya to Citeh or the Chavs for 25M – and maybe one or two others…. They are just tight, scared to go into too much debt because of the new rule being drafted in next season…

    You are right though, their offer is so insulting….

  155. Gooner4Life says:

    Im very sure wenger knows who he wants! its a matter of if he will get them and price wise, we know wenger is rather tight with his money when it comes to dealings but this he cant do that, im a very close friend of Eboue and he has told me that fabregas never even told wenger that he wants to leave. i would like to know why people still go by that he even told wenger he wants to leave , is there any actuall proof that the conversation they had actually consisted of cesc saying to wenger he wants to leave? no one knows. thats what pisses me off so much about the media. i for one think that him and wenger had a conversation about the situation and come to an agreement if barca pay enough that we would be willing to sell but if not he is still the captain and will remain arsena captain. positions i think that need strengthening are definently are Goalkeper, Centre Back, and CM or Wingers we have no natural wingers and i also think walcott is not a winger, im keeping faith in wenger and i just hope he does well this transfer.

  156. rico says:


    Firstly, i agree, Theo is not a winger..

    Secondly, all fans want to know what Cesc really said, if he has asked to go then sell him to Jose for 80M, if he hasn’t, don’t sell him, period….

    as for wenger being tight, he’s tighter than a ducks doo dah…..

  157. rico says:

    I was off for the night, but didn’t want to be rude and leave you in moderation ….

  158. rico says:

    According to ESPN, Arsenal FC and Manchester United are no longer in the running for Chelsea FC midfielder Joe Cole. Sir Alex Ferguson and his Premier League counterpart Arsene Wenger have been strongly linked with the 28-year-old Stamford Bridge star, and although there is also interest from Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, early reports suggested the Gunners and Red Devils were the frontrunners….

  159. Gooner4Life says:

    lol no worries my friend as arsenal fans we all never know what will happen with arsenal thats the joy all spontanius, we will all have to wait and see of course

  160. rico says:

    Right, i am definately off now, see you all tomorrow…..

  161. Marko says:

    Sneijder is the perfect replacement for me. An absolute great performer and it has to be realised that even if Cesc were to leave i don’t see us struggling with his departure. Sneijder, Gourcuff, Ozil, Dzagoev, Hamsik, Pastore and Van Der Vaart all do pretty much the same job at their respective clubs and are top quality players.

  162. rico says:

    G4L and Marko, get your butts back here tomorrow and carry on with your views guys/gals 😉 I have a glass of wine calling me 🙂

  163. Marko says:

    I’m kind of glad about Cole. I’d much prefer if we were gonna go for another forward or a winger that we’d go for Hazard, Ben Arfa or Elia of Hamburg or Alexis Sanchez of Udinese who’s supposed to be the next big thing.

  164. Gooner4Life says:

    lol i will try, i enjoy viewing everyones opinions and marko i absoultely agree with sneijder being a perfect replacement but i feel gourcuff an even better one i would love for us to get van der vart and sneijder due to looking at how well robin v persie does with them in the holland team we would be unstoppable.

  165. MidnightMoor says:

    chamakh – free
    koscielny – 8m
    subotic – 10m
    j.cole – free
    gourcuff – 22m
    Schwarzer – 3m


    How do you take your treble sir?

  166. MidnightMoor says:

    p.s. cole not a like-for-like replacement for Cesc. If he’s coming it’ll be to offer more width if needed, especially now that we’ve got Chamakh, who’s a monster in the air.

    Only possible (available & affordable) replacements for Fabregas are Sneijder and Gourcuff. My preference is Gourcuff because he’d be cheaper and he’s younger. No complaints if we bought Wesley though.

    Think we need to get the GK and DC situation sorted first though before we even think about midfield.

  167. rico says:

    Morning all

    nice comment MM, ‘how do you like your treble sir’ 🙂

  168. Damian says:

    A part from us Real would be the perfect fit for Cesc.

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