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I think it's less about him wanting to leave and more about him wanting the club to bring in the quality players we all believe they need to be able to win silverware again.
Storm in a tea-cup. It's the usual bravado statement given by a lot of players who have just had a good season, but not won anything.
I may be new posting here, but there's something about the above post that smells fishy:-
"It seemed you are slow" "realize" "reject their glances"
It reads like a post from someone not at ease with English colloquialism or grammar.
For a start, I did not say you were a 'lesser' fan. However I would challenge your opening gambit in the OP as many here would disagree that Wilshere is the only player we have who would be good enough to play for any other top team.
I have a full grasp of the situation we find ourselves in, but unlike you, I also acknowledge and understand that it isn't all bad.
You may think you are a realist, but in truth you are fooling nobody but yourself.
Well I wouldn't expect a loyal fan to start saying that all bar one of our team wasn't good enough to play for any of the other top teams in the premiership.
I also do not agree that a loyal fan should automatically accept anything the club does. We all cheer on the team and support the club irrespective of how they are doing, but that doesn't mean we have to be quiet if we don't like something. As a shareholder I have spoken up at my disappointment at the lack of opportunities taken in the transfer market and the silverware dry spell we have been in for so long now.
I have supported the team through longer dry spells before, but I also spoke up before.
"Arsenal will look to shore things up at the back by signing Martin Skrtel from Liverpool, who are looking to shore things up at the back by selling Martin Skrtel to Arsenal. There's even more bad news for Gunners fans who dislike witnessing balls whistle into their own net: André Santos is coming back."
Well it would be funny if it wasn't true!
There is always that chance of course. I did hear a rumour that David Moyes was looking at doing his best to fix the shoddy midfield at Utd. Now the Ginger Whinger has finally retired...again, there isn't much left in Utd's midfield that can be relied upon.
I would hope that there might be some sense of loyalty left with Cesc, but then not many foreigner players have any at all.
Reports suggest he is not happy at Barca. He remains down the pecking order and is not a first XI player.
We do have a buy-back clause written into his transfer, for £25m. With his actual value somewhere up around £40m and with Barca still owing us money for Song, it could be the bargain of the century.
It looks like I am looking back, with suggesting Flamini, but Cesc is a different proposition.
Anyone else feel the same?
In the absence of any other offers, he might have to accept a squad place. Wenger was happy to let Song go, as his attitude had dropped in training. It might have had something to do with the fact that he was having a great season, but it did cause some problems (reported)
Meanwhile we have been linked with Maxime Gonalons, who has replaced Capoue as defensive midfielder in the National Team.
Much as we would all like to see Reina in goal, Simon Mignolet looks a more likely candidate.
With Sagna on his way out, Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juve is apparently on the target list.
If we can also grab Jovetic or Higuain, we could be back in the mix for silverware properly next season.
We just need the board to open up the cheque books.
I can certainly understand a desire to re-sign Song over Flamini, however I was looking at it from a squad depth point of view.
Song would not want to sit behind Arteta, who has now cemented his place along with Wilshere. I would be happy with him being ahead of Ramsey, but I don't think he would be. Given the limit of his options, Flamini would likely be more patient though, and he would be a useful sub to bring on in the absence of Wilshere. He could also be used as stand in full back, as he was in his early days with us last time.
I know he suffered a big knee injury but he got over this and built up his fitness to have another good season 12/13. Some are surprised he has not been re-signed as his wages have also dropped.
The 'Free' bit would be a temptation also.
Is available on a free.
Could he do a job?
Would you want him to do a job?
I think he would be a good squad player. Lets face it, as a free option, he will probably be on Wenger's radar.
- Reply to MCMXCIX May 27, 2013 18:23
"Former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg has labelled the Gunners’ season a failure and ridiculed their jubilant on-pitch celebrations for securing fourth spot in the Premier League."
Then again, what does Freddie know, he only won two League Titles and three FA Cups with us?
Well it looks as though Squilacci is off. Djourou is being released and Chamakh has gone to West Ham for the rest of the season.
Henry wont be playing as he's off on holiday.
So who do we need? A CB?
Angelo Ogbonna - Torino?
Timm Klose - Nuremburg?
Emir Spahic - Sevilla?
Sean is an Everton supporter.
Roy - Umm I dunno. I see his name a lot around the Villa board though.
That makes you wrong again then. Whoops.
who came out and dispelled the rumour that I am a knuckle dragging BNP skin head.
Ian - Get off the fence once and a while mate. You might like it. :-))
Next week, I admit I once picked my nose in public. Await the cries of Bogey Molester!
Another 10,000 setas would put income around 3.6m per home game. With debt down to around 75m by 2010, there will be no need to increase ticket prices.
LFC may have the reverse problem though, with debt costs already at 30m per year.
Every Tom, Dick & Pundit had written us off this year. Loving it while we are at or near the top so far. Lets hope we can maintain the legs to see us through to the end.