Looking at a lot of the comments on Arsenal blogs this season, this could easily have been said by a large percentage of the current worldwide fans! But in reality it has come from an ex-Arsenal player that was forced out of the Emirates only to become a success in Serie A with Roma.
We all remember Gervinho, who was brilliant in the African Nations Cup, but always seemed to be falling over his feet when he was faced with Premier League defenders. The Ivory Coast star was quoted as saying in the Express: “He [Wenger] never had confidence in me,” ...........Read more
Okay, I don’t quite know what to say here. Apparently Arsenal have taken a 26-year old player called Alharbi El Jadeyaoui on trial from the French Ligue 2. that’s right the Ligue 2 not 1. To make this all the more unbelievable, it is being widely reported that Arsene Wenger is going to offer him a contract.
I’m sure I don’t need to go into detail about what is wrong with this deal but I will anyway and I may as well talk about another shocking piece of news at the same time. Brace yourselves, the other pieces of news is that we may also be offering a contract to 27-year old Romanian striker Ciprian Marica who is a free agent after leaving Schalke. ...........Read more
In Arsene Wenger’s post match interview on Saturday, where he seemed strangely calm bearing in mind it was an absolute shocker of a game, he was quick to announce that Gervinho was leaving, which we were already aware about but also the fact that Bendtner is currently no closer to joining another side, posing the question if he will remain with Arsenal next season.
I believe it is Bendtner’s ignorance to what he is actually worth that is preventing any move from happening. We have heard that numerous clubs have lined Bendtner up and Arsenal for starters have accepted at least 10 offers for the Denmark International, 6 of which were all made in early July, however Bendtner rejected every single one of them. ...........Read more
Just the other day it emerged that Valencia were targeting Olivier Giroud as a possible replacement to Roberto Soldado who may have been joining Tottenham Hotspur. Well Soldado’s move is pretty much confirmed and Valencia may make an official approach for our man soon but it now appears that Italian side Napoli are also interested.
I’m not a big fan of Napoli at the moment since they signed Gonzalo Higuain but I can’t really blame them for it. It’s Arsenal’s fault for being too cheap and cautious. ...........Read more
Despite what you want to say about Arsenal’s lack of incoming transfer business, and I’m sure those words won’t be positive, if you can overlook that for five minutes, you may be able to realise or reiterate that the club has done well in getting rid of the majority of the ‘deadwood’ listed players at the club.
I think this was always Arsenal’s main priority this summer and so that’s why we haven’t seen any transfer movement till recently. It’s a stupid approach to take, in my opinion, but seemingly is the path that has been taken and there’s nothing we can do now except reflect on what has gone before us and hope that we still manage to pull off some top quality signings. ...........Read more
Have Arsenal’s “deadwood” players been the reason for failure in recent seasons? It is a very likely scenario considering what he have seen and are still seeing this summer. The first round of “deadwood” was cleared when the likes of Denilson, Sebastian Squillaci and Andrey Arshavin. These players were waved goodbye and it cleared a fairly large amount of money from the wage bill.
The next round of “deadwood” seem to be on their way out as clubs are quietly interested and Arsene Wenger knows that he must get rid of them. These players include the likes of Park Chu Young, Nicklas Bendtner, Marouanne Chamakh, Gervinho and maybe one or two others if we are really overhauling the squad. ...........Read more
According to the media reports, Italian side AS Roma have put forward a £7m bid for the misfiring Arsenal forward Gervinho. The report also goes on to say that the London club has not accepted the offer as of yet and are holding out for more.
The Ivorian did not fly with the rest of the Arsenal squad for the Asian tour due to illness but it is widely believed that his exclusion is due to the fact that he is not a part of Wenger’s plans for the upcoming season. Gervinho has also been linked to Marseille, Lyon and his former club Lille, all French sides said to be very keen on his signature. ...........Read more
It’s all well and good getting rid of a team’s deadwood players, as it allows a club to lose some player wages, gain a few squad places and in the meantime gather a little bit of income, but ultimately if you don’t then go and replace these players then the club goes into a period of further regression. ...........Read more
All the transfer action at Arsenal has been one way so far, and that has been out of the exit door. We have already heard this week the the Gunners have accepted offers from five clubs for the Danish international Nicklas Bendtner, who we could actually get a few million pounds for. He could soon be joined on his way out of Arsenal by Gervinho, apparently. ...........Read more
Marseille have contacted Arsenal about a possible loan deal for struggling Gervinho with a view to a permanent move in the future. Arsenal have already cleared out most of the “deadwood” this summer and Gervinho is seen by fans as one of the next players who must go because of his poor form since he arrived at the club.
Sebastian Squillaci, Andrey Arshavin and Denilson have already left the club which has freed up the wage bill a bit to fund moves for new players, which is why Arsenal seem to be active at the moment in the transfer window. ...........Read more