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What with the enger not buying English players thread rearing its head again I thought this might interest you:
Van Persie £2.25m
total price £27.79 million
Richard Wright £6.0m to Arsenal
Rio Ferdinand £29.1m to Man Utd
Shaun W Phillips £21.om to Chelsea
Damien Duff £17.0m to Chelsea
Michael Owen £17m to Newcastle
Francis Jeffers £8m to Arsenal
Wayne Rooney £20m to Manu Utd
Total £118.1 Million!!
I think I've said £50m for a total squad price in a previous post, its a guestimate but certainly not far off. I think the unwritten background is even more amazing when you look at the number of mistakes he's made where he has had to trade a player out for less than he bought him vs the succeses where he's had use of a player and then sold for as much as he paid or got much more. The standout is old Super Nik (Anelka) bought for £500,000 and sold less than two seasons later for £22,000,000. That will bring a smile to anyones face (apart from the clubs who sold him to us, or bought him from us)
plus not being picky myself but u also only mentioned 7 comparison transfers thts not even a starting 11 team that cost over 100mil.
I think everyone is in agreement that we would love to see english players don the arsenal colours but when u look at what wenger has done with spending you cant really blame hime for his choices.
However i do still believe that there are a few england players not currently in the england starting 11 that i would like in arsenal colours.
- Reo-coker only 22 and would be an awesome replacement for gilberto in a couple of years, never really shines in matches but his work rate is second to none and deals with things quietly.
- Scott Parker could again be another good gilberto replacement and he is physically strong which would add much needed muscle to the centre of midfield
- Curtis Davis if his price tag wasnt so high i would love to see him be an arsenal player
- Woodgate if he could stay injury free he could be one of the best english central defenders
- Kirkland same deal as woody, injury and he would be a real asset
There are english talent out there and i'm sure wenger will find some to go with our young talent we already have in our reserves
Kerrea Gilbert i think next season will be fighting Eboue for the right back position, hoyte is still a good young player no matter what some people say, walcott is progressing with every match as well as other reserves who already seem to be making a name for themselves
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I wasn't comparing a starting line up, I was comparing some high profile english transfers to what our team cost, if it was a line up i wouldn't have included 12 Arsenal players, It was only mentioned half way through the thread that it we could have a decent starting 11 out of it, please read the threads properly
Interessting about this is how cheaply the team has been put together for.. take senderos out and you are down to an 11 we could play against any side in the prem or in europe and its cost us £25m ... the whole side. I should think the whole first team squad is probably only £50m. It just shows how excellently Wenger has bought and crucialy developed players. If we win the prem or the CL this year it just shows that with a bit of intelligence and good development and scouting systems its possible to compete with the really big spending clubs like chelsea, man u , real , juve and barca. Wenger is a magician.
It wasn't actually an article, I am just a saddo! I stand corrected on Duff I do appologise but I suppose we could change him for carrick as you said!! Its amazing really when you think what Wenger has done you know!!
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you aint no saddo!!
i do hope you dont think i was being picky,
just shows how lucky we are as a club to have got such a decent manager.
cos now there is no doubt we could not have built the stadium with out him it would have bankrupted the club which i will admit was my greatest fear when the new stadium was first proposed
yeah very interesting
they forgot a couple
carrick 18million to man u
and how much did robinson cost spurs??
+ we made 5 million on top gallas 4 cashley
and should duffers be included since he plays for the republic??
which paper had the article or was in online ??