Time for an overhaul - Summer Transfer Thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by chjoak, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's hilarious. I keep seeing these articles and people say Arsene will be given $100 million with which to build the squad. They act like that is amazing and things are going to happen!....conveniently forgetting that's basically the exact same sum he's had the last three years.
     
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  2. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    You're making the same mistake as a lot of people: paying attention to what's said in the press. This story is basically copy/paste at season ticket renewal time. Pay no attention to it.
     
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  3. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True but the problem is nothing new is said so that's the only thing to pay attention to. I mean that's the main problem with all of this!! Nothing new is done or tried. The club keeps making the same mistakes over and over and over and over. It's either direct arrogance as some have said, obtuseness as others have said, or blind loyalty or who knows what.

    All that is certain is this club definitely isn't challenging for the title next year and I'm not sure, depending on who leaves and arrives, if it'll even challenge for 5th. Needs a serious overhaul.
     
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  4. Fifty

    Fifty Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It doesn't matter what the press release says but it's clear that Wenger won't spend big money on established players.
     
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  5. fari

    fari Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Denver,CO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC

    sometimes...we can't forget Xhaka and Mustafi last summer
     
  6. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Meanwhile, City will be dropping 250 million
     
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  7. DutchCane

    DutchCane Member+

    Apr 6, 2004
    New York, New York
    Dropping £100 mill now is like bragging about having an iPhone 5s
     
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  8. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No we can't, especially when Kante was available for basically the same amount or even less according to some reports.

    It's not about spending big for me, I just have zero faith in Wenger and the staff to ably work the transfer market...even in a good year I wouldn't have much faith in them. Now, after this year, with all these contract issues and no CL to entice other players, absolute zero faith they will be able to work it well.
     
  9. ArsenalTexan3

    ArsenalTexan3 Member

    Arsenal
    Sep 24, 2002
    Jakarta
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    So has Ribery, Yaya, or Ladycakes been signed yet?
     
  10. Rewinder

    Rewinder Member+

    Jun 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It is time for our scouting department to step up, and Wenger to spend every waking moment watching tapes of players. Between the relative size of our budget and no CL, we will be wasting our time chasing after players who are widely known. It's time to start taking chances on upcoming talents.

    The only known entity I'd go after this summer is Pickford. He is a decent keeper, and homegrown.
     
  11. chjoak

    chjoak Member+

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    rumors this morning...

    Atletico have lost their appeal and are trying to convince their summer targets to sit out until Jan like Arda Turan did for Barca. Not sure how that works in this situation as I believe Turan was a FA. Also, highly doubt Lacazette would opt to skip the 1st half of the season just to play for Atletico.

    Ozil & Alexis are willing to sign extensions but want to 1st have some assurances regarding AW's transfer plans.
     
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  12. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    There are no hidden talents anymore. Scouting is too good.

    IMO, the best transfer optimization is to successfully improve the talent you have, and to structure the team so that it's more than the sum of its parts. (This is what Spurs have done :mad:).
     
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  13. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
  14. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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  15. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    Highly recommend folks listen to the Arseblog podcast with Wrighty and Ornstein. It's brilliant.
     
  16. chjoak

    chjoak Member+

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seen a couple rumors suggesting that Ozil has agreed to sign for 280k GBP per week
     
  17. danielh

    danielh Member+

    May 30, 2013
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    onion reported the same thing today
     
  18. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast New Member

    The Arsenal
    May 25, 2017
    Deep Creek, Virginia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I don't care who the report comes from - the idea of Arsenal spending that kind of money on a whole summer's worth of players is pretty outlandish, much less spending that all on one player.
     
  20. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It's the kind of thing that Arsenal have never done before, and that alone makes it hard to credit, but L'Equipe aren't exactly tribalfootball either (reddit suggests that they're reliable).

    It's theoretically possible that Arsenal made such a bid, I guess (doing the math, we're talking 87 million quid here), but can't see Arsenal pulling off such a deal.

    Also, with all the transfer fees they're collecting, are AS Monaco planning on buying the principality outright?
     
  21. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I could see Wenger pushing for such a bid to be made (rumor has it that Wenger pushed really hard to try to sign Griezmann last summer but the board wouldn't greenlight it). Making the bid and actually pulling off the transfer are two different things, and can't see the club actually executing what's going to be a really complex deal.
     
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  22. fari

    fari Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Denver,CO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC


    Real Madrid had their ban halved on appeal, i wonder if this could happen in this case
     
  23. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    If we sign Mbappe (we won't) I'll buy his jersey. Say I won't.
     
  24. Fifty

    Fifty Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This Mbappe rumor stinks of a pr bid to raise the mood of Arsenal supporters. Well, that and to add to Wenger's world famous almost signed team.
     
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