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  • J'Ma J'Ma May 25, 2011 04:48 Flag

    Aguero Hands in Transfer Request

    Aguero has handed in a transfer request at Athletico Madrid. If Arshavin and Nasri do leave, a player like Aguero would fill that void. He is skillful, young, and hungry for success. He would fit right into our football philosophy. The price tag cannot be astronomical as his contract is about to expire, and surely if there was ever a time for Wenger to spend, it would be now. While I would love for a world class goalie like Neuer to arrive, we all know that Wenger is going to persist with Szczęsny and Fabiański and Lehman as back up. I am not worried by the impending departure of Fabregas as I believe, like many here, that Wilshere and Ramsay will cover his position adequately. Although the defence does need bolstering, I certainly hope Wenger is not going to miss out on Aguero as we do need a skillful play-maker to cover the likely departures of Arshavin and Nasri. With Denilson and Rosicky also leaving, we will be left really short of cover in midfield!

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    • Come on Monsieur Wenger, if you have the cash at your disposal, put in a bid. Aguero is young - still just 21 - and can play football - quick, skillful, and can finish. He ticks all the right boxes and fits the profile of a Wenger/Arsenal player.

    • Sure. Get ready to outbid Chelsea and City. Chelsea have had bids in for him rejected in the past.


      Robert

      • 2 Replies to Robert M
      • @ Robert:

        Apparently the latest is that Athletico have publicized that he has a €40m buy-out clause, which Real have failed to match despite Aguero saying that he wouldn't mind moving to Real. So they're obviously willing to sell, and this may have just paved the way for Chelsea. Too bad Wenger won't make a move, as I think that's a fair price tag for a 21 year old Argentine with proven quality.

        @ ME:

        Aguero isn't black mate, so not sure what you're on about.

      • Well Robert, if what has been said about him being relatively cheap due to not much time left on his contract, then it will come down to who offers the biggest wage packet.

        To be honest, if either Chelsea or Man City want him (and maybe the Spanish Giants), then they WILL get him!!!

        Maybe if Tevez can get ANOTHER wage increase, then he will stay and Man City will stay away from Aguero. Chelsea have spent very heavily of late, so maybe they are happy with their lot up front for now???

        If Arsenal can get him, i see him as a good fit......................Wait and see eh!!!

    • I guarantee you...
      Not even on wenger radar...

      Arsene has trouble winning trophies, so he needs another scheme to seem like a great manager.....he revels in finding unknowns....the more obscure the player the better just so on the off chances they pan out....like a T.V he can have that smug air of what did you expect? But if they don't pan out like a squillaci...then the experiment becomes painful for all fans


      Clichy wants out....left backs Of quality are hard to find....we need proven veterans with international pedigrees to be signed...not unknowns from lorient.....signing a couple of unknowns will not cut it this summer, doing so is akin to putting a band aid on a cancer patient....


      How is that adebayor money that we stuffed into the mattresses doing? How much purchasing power has been decayed due to inflation?

      How many more wins would the fulham keeper have granted us if we squeezed out that extra million pounds for him?

      Probably would have won the league, the cc and who knows what else...what would that have done to the goodwill of arsenal football club? Probably would have made us worth a little bit more in the eyes of other players and on the balance sheets.....but hey the board and wenger are the geniuses pmsl



      How long does a company last, when they don't reinvest in research and development?

    • I guarantee you...
      Not even on wenger radar...

      Arsene has trouble winning trophies, so he needs another scheme to seem like a great manager.....he revels in finding unknowns....the more obscure the player the better just so on the off chances they pan out....like a T.V he can have that smug air of what did you expect? But if they don't pan out like a squillaci...then the experiment becomes painful for all fans


      Clichy wants out....left backs Of quality are hard to find....we need proven veterans with international pedigrees to be signed...not unknowns from lorient.....signing a couple of unknowns will not cut it this summer, doing so is akin to putting a band aid on a cancer patient....


      How is that adebayor money that we stuffed into the mattresses doing? How much purchasing power has been decayed due to inflation?

      How many more wins would the fulham keeper have granted us if we squeezed out that extra million pounds for him?

      Probably would have won the league, the cc and who knows what else...what would that have done to the goodwill of arsenal football club? Probably would have made us worth a little bit more in the eyes of other players and on the balance sheets.....but hey the board and wenger are the geniuses pmsl



      How long does a company last, when they don't reinvest in research and development?

      • 1 Reply to VictorS
      • "signing a couple of unknowns will not cut it this summer, doing so is akin to putting a band aid on a cancer patient"

        Well said Victor. I agree that AW needs to compensate for all the miserly last few years we have spent. It's not like there is no money to spend. There is money. AW just doesn't seem to have the balls to spend it.

        And for all those who say buying won't solve the problems. Yes of course buying crappy players such as Koscielny or Squillaci won't solve the problem. If we bought better( Samba or Mertesacker) then that would have sorted our defensive problems last year.

        AW has tried everything and that hasn't solved our problems. SAF has won 4 trophies in the last five years by BUYING (For those who say buying doesn't solve problems). I'm not saying splash the cash like CITY or CHELSEA.

        Buy where there is a fcking requirement. We haven't had a decent keeper for the last 3 years. Manu have replaced their keeper even before their present one has retired. That is being pro active, unlike AW who just ignores replacing sold players. He's ignored the defensive situation for the last 5 years. I have watched every Arsenal match for the last five years KNOWING our defense just isn't good enough.

        I beleive this season's transfer window is the deciding one for Wenger. He buys, its good. He doesn't buy OK, thats his decision. But once again when our defense fails and we end up capitulating again, my patienc with him will have run out.

    • I"m all for letting Cesc go if he wants to go but don't fool yourself into believing that Wilshire and Ramsey will be ready to step into the void left by Cesc any time soon. Crsc has too many years experience on them and is equally gifted. It would be unfair to put them in a position where they would be asked to replace him.

      If Cesc goes we need Snijeder.

      • 2 Replies to Govinda
      • Sneijder seems to be hot property this summer; if rumours are to be believed, United are after him and Hiddink has already 'advised' Roman that if he wants to win the Champions League, he should go and get Sneijder. If there is credence to these rumours, then knowing Wenger, he is surely not going to get involved? Personally, I'm not convinced by Sneijder. He is definitely talented, but I think he is highly over-rated and not as good as he is made out to be. I recall folks 'bigging' him up for the FIFA World Player of the gong last year due to his CL and World Cup runs with Inter and Holland respectively, but I don't think he should have even been in the top 3. He was surrounded by great midfielders that made him look good. Stankovic, Pandev, Muntari, etc. at Inter and Van der Vaart, Ban Bommel, Robben, etc. in the Dutch squad. In fact, he is very similar to Lampard in that respect, a decent midfielder made to look extremely good as he is surrounded by good players. In fact, I felt Robben was short-changed by not making the top 3 in the FIFA award. He was electrifying everytime he had the ball at his feet when playing for the Dutch, and he single-handedly carried Bayern all the way to the final of the CL last term. He took on defenders, was a constant threat, and scored VITAL goals. If it weren't for Messi's prolific scoring in the La Liga, in my opinion, Robben should have been FIFA World Player of the Year last year. So no thanks to Sneijder; I'll take Robben any day.