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  • Inter city Inter city Sep 3, 2013 20:32 Flag

    Summer Transfer Business

    The fans, the press and pundits alike seem to have universally agreed that Manchester United became a laughing stock as the window closed yesterday. With words like ‘shambles’ and ‘farce’ being bandied around freely, the professionalism of Ed Woodward and David Moyes was severely questioned, just a couple of months into the job.

    Ok, Manchester United clearly didn’t get all of their targets and the part about 3 suited ‘imposters’ turning up to apparently negotiate a deal in Bilbao was strange, to say the least. But the knee-jerk reaction of the press and fans was surely the most bizarre aspect of the final day of the window.

    This was a day when Arsenal were heralded as masters of the market for spending an exorbitant amount of cash on a player who Real Madrid arguably didn’t want and Arsenal arguably don’t need. With gaping holes in their defence and the desperate need for a striker and keeper, Arsenal fans and Wenger alike, seemed pleased as punch to simply get their hard-earned out of their account to buy yet another attacking midfielder – an attacking midfielder that Arsenal showed no official interest in throughout the window.

    To us, this seems like a total scattergun approach to the transfer market, from a club and coach under serious pressure. Sure, there is always an argument that you should buy the best whenever they become available. Ozil is a very good player. But so is Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott. If Arsenal are well equipped anywhere in the squad, it’s in the attacking midfield slots.

    But will this signing address the fundamental problems that Arsenal have had for the last 6 years? Ozil will undoubtedly make The Gunners more attractive on the ball but that was never their problem anyway. Will Ozil make Arsenal harder to play through? Will he add steel to the midfield or presence to the back 5?

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    • You really are a funny little creature I tell thee!!

      'The fans, the press and pundits alike seem to have universally agreed that Manchester United became a LAUGHING STOCK as the window closed yesterday'....YUPP!

      'Ok, Manchester United clearly didn’t get all of their targets'....Didn't 'get all'!! DIDN'T GET ALL!?!?! you sorry lot DIDN'T GET ANY!!! The ONLY one you did get was a fall guy once you had FAILED MISERABLY trying for, first choice ARSENAL MAN Fabregas FFS!!!

      'This was a day when Arsenal were heralded as masters of the market for spending an exorbitant amount of cash on a player who Real Madrid arguably didn’t want'

      Hmmmm....even though the Real fans were chanting 'Don't sell Ozil' at the Bale unveiling huh!?!?! PMSL

      Exorbitant amount!?!?!

      How much did Bale go for???

      Get in the REAL world. Ozil is EXTREEEMELY HIGH CALIBRE!!! IMO he p!sses on Bale!

      Arsenal don't need 'steel in the midfield' or 'presence at the back' FFS! Nowt wrong with Koscielny, Mert, Sagna, Verm, Arteta and now Flamini etc.

      Stop trying to belittle the biggest Prem signing son.

      You're making an even bigger fool of yourself (if that were possible).

      If Giroud gets injured, play Walcott upfront with Ozil and get ready for TURBO TIME!!!

      GOONERS!!!!