It's Expected I'm Gone - Transfer Thread

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  1. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Wales
    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    As promised in the previous thread, I'm using that title. Anyway, carry on. Apparently we've just sold Na$ri; though the deal is yet to be confirmed officially by either party, Twitter is awash with news that Man Citi have paid us £25 million for his services.
     
  2. WoodDraw

    WoodDraw Member+

    May 29, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they're really paying him $200,000, that's absolutely ********ed. 25m for a player they could have on a free in a year is also equally insane.
     
  3. gunner0007

    gunner0007 Member+

    Jul 19, 2005
    Bahamas
    At least they were respectful with it. Can't say that about other clubs.

     
  4. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Portland
    Exactly, they paid a fair price for a player in his position, granted, it does strengthen a competitor, but it's money in the bank to spend on a replacement

    I really hope this means a player like Hazard is coming in. We need some good news, asap.

    Frankly, Nasri tailed off considerably last year, and unless Citeh is planning on doing some significant selling soon, I really don't seeing Nasri starting every match. I'm hoping to see his late, and not early, season form.

    Surely enough, he'll score against us, tho.
     
  5. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    Even if Nasri was on a long-term contract, he wouldn't be worth more than that anyway. I'm not worried about him leaving per se, I'm more worried about how he is the third starter to leave this summer. Oh well..
     
  6. ptpab

    ptpab Member

    Jan 13, 2005
    Montana
    Then run the entire length of the pitch and do a slide towards our away fans... :rolleyes:
     
  7. MyArsenal44

    MyArsenal44 Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Anaheim, CA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I expect everyone on the squad realized the double departure of Cesc/Nasri was coming, but it still has to be a demoralizing blow. There damn well better be an announcement of someone joining by Monday at the latest, followed quickly by 2 or more before the close.
     
  8. ZIAD

    ZIAD Member

    Oct 11, 2004
    There needs to be a big signing. It's not only important from a footballing perspective, but also from a morale one as well. We need to bring a couple of players that will add significant value to the team and instill some confidence in our players that we too can compete for trophies.

    I feel like if Wenger ********s this one up, it will finally be his last year. I really like the man and also believe in him, I hope he makes the right decisions and pulls the trigger. I'm also a big believer that despite Cesc's and Nasri's departures he could still make this team even a stronger force.
     
  9. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Wow we are just blowing through these transfer threads...
     
  10. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I still believe in him as well. I really feel bad for AW since the last few weeks must have been difficult for him.
    There is still a strong nucleus of young players (Wilshere, Ramsey, Schesney,
    Gibbs, Theo, Frimpong..etc) and some top veterans (RVP,Sagna, Verm..) to build around.
    Adding some pieces, lke Hazard, Cahill, Parker or M'vila could definitely not strengthen the team but also brighten the fan's base mood and general morale around the club!
     
  11. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    I've read multiple tweets that say we sold him for 29m, which is not possible. I hope it is but I can't believe it. 25m seems believable. Either way that money should easily bring in Eden Hazard. We still have about 35 from Fabregas and 3.5 for Eboue, so I'd bring in Marvin Martin and Gary Cahill. That would probably cost us around 23 for both and then we could still sign Zarate who's agent says we've open talks with. I think he could be a good signing. He hasn't been doing so well for Lazio but if anyone can bring the best out of a player it's Wenger. IF not Moussa Sow has been quoted saying he wants to leave Lille for Arsenal. That would be 3 Lille players we could possibly take. (counting Gervinho)

    I'm obviously being over ambitious but with the 65+ we will get I'm just throwing some ideas. Now take in consideration that PSG are reportedly wiling to meet the 11m price of Bendtner and we'd have over 75m to spend. :eek: I reckon 25 will be spend and the rest pocketed. :p
     
  12. pats1237

    pats1237 Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    The District
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would love to see Eden Hazard

    Lets face, with such instability we probably aren't going to be able to challenge this year. I think someone like Hazard and his immense skill could put the club on the right track for 2012.
     
  13. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    I've already come to terms that this year will be a rebuilding year. I'm actually glad it's happening. We won't have to deal with Fabregas's 'hamstring' and his lack of drive. We won't have to deal with a half season of superb football from Nasri. If we can bring in some replacements that are actually proven in some leagues and still considered as 'potential' I'll be more than okay. However, bring in a CB like Cahill because in Arsenal a 3rd choice is really the 1st choice since they're injured all the time. If we really do spend at least half of the transfer money, I'll be really happy. The team will get rid of baggage and bring in guys who actually want to play. At the end all I want is drive and passion from the guys.
     
  15. crazy150

    crazy150 Member+

    Aug 27, 2006
    North Cuba
    Wow, I love all the Football Manager posts. If there is one thing I've learned in the past years is that just because we have X pounds to spend doesn't mean we'll spend X pounds on the players we need. The boss and the organization are addicted to getting "value" so I'd be surprised if we spent 1/3 of what we've got from all the outgoing players.
     
  16. DIMITAR BERBATOV!

    Aug 2, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hazard is "the one" for me. It works on so many levels. He has the star quality we need, he's young, he plays in Ligue One (Arsene's favorite league to poach), and perhaps most importantly...we're his "dream" club. Or at least that's what he was saying a year ago.

    He seems a little less likely than the average soccer mercenary to ditch us for Barca/Real/Man City the minute someone throws some dollars at him. Come on Arsene, MAKE IT HAPPEN.

    Beyond him, I'd like to see us add another striker and maybe another fullback. We have no legitimate forwards besides RVP and I don't trust Jenkinson and Traore to start EPL & CL matches.

    I don't view CB as such a big need because I think Koscielny and Vermaelen can be a strong top two with Djourou a strong third. I don't think we need to splash cash here, but maybe we can find a bargain #4 to replace the dismal Squatch.
     
  17. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I read, it is 29 Million Euros ( or 25 Million Pounds).

    On a different note...Cesc is warming up to enter the Supercopa final against
    Real.....That sucks. :(
     
  18. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My wish list would be Hazard and Vertongen. And maybe another forward to replace Chamakh, er i mean Bendtner. :rolleyes:
     
  19. lamb

    lamb Member+

    Sep 3, 2004
    Larne, N.Ireland
    there's no reason, if the nasri figure is true, why we couldn't afford either mata (£25m?) or hazard (£25m?), vertonghen (£20m?), possibly dann (£7m?) and possibly a promising striker (£13m?).
    it would leave us pennyless, BUT it would totally transform the squad. (i haven't looked to see what effect the homegrown rule aspect would have though)
     
  20. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have a strong feeling that we will get Hazard and either Cahill or Jags.
    The Twitter world is buzzing about Hazard to Arsenal for 30 M Euros..
     
  21. lamb

    lamb Member+

    Sep 3, 2004
    Larne, N.Ireland
    my worry with the likes of cahill or jagielka is that we are investing a lot of cash to drop koscielny to the bench when it may be more usefully invested elsewhere. imo it's just solid numbers we need in defence, not that the vermaelen/koscielny pairing isn't good enough. that's why i think maybe dann would probably do the trick and allow for real quality where it's needed (ie. in attack). especially so if vertonghen really was a target as a combination of dann and vertonghen kind of covers the defensive depth.
    saving maybe £10m on a cb might make the difference between average and real quality further forward.
     
  22. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, i'm not sure where we stand with the homegrown rule both this season and going forward. But at this point we need quality and depth all over the pitch. I don't expect Wenger to spend all his transfer funds in the next two weeks (not by a long shot), but even spending 35 to 40 million on three players should shore up our weakest spots and give the players and the fans a morale boost.
     
  23. TxTechGooner

    TxTechGooner we're having fun here, no?

    Feb 24, 2003
    he had to be shocked at how bad that performance was last night.
    arsenal of old destroys that team at home.
     
  24. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    fair price? lol, we absolutely raped them here

    this


    Google Eden Hazard and Real Madrid


    I agree with that

    although we could use another left back
     
  25. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arsenal of 3 years ago destroys that team at home. And yeah, Wenger didn't look to pleased up in the box. Is this the year he finally opens up that wallet? ********ing hope so.
     

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