Why didn’t Arsenal buy Papiss Cisse or Moussa Sow?

Arsene Wenger has already revealed his distaste for the January transfer window, although he has previously made it clear that Arsenal need some good cover for Robin Van Persie, preferably a proven goalscorer.

Well this week has seen two extremely prolific and well-proven strikers both move to new clubs for under £10m, both of who could have given Arsenal fans a bit of breathing space from worrying about whether Robin Van Persie will be leaving the club next summer.

First of all Newcastle clinced a deal for Papiss Cisse, who has an amazing record in the Bundesliga. He scored 24 goals in just 34 games last season for minnows Freiburg, and 9 from 15 this season, can you imagine if he was playing for Bayern Munich! The Toon signed him up on a 5.5 year contract for just £7.5m. That is a steal!

Next we have Gervinho’s ex-team mate Moussa Sow, who has reportedly just agreed terms with Fenerbahce and is set to sign for the Turkish giants for just £8m plus another couple in add-ons. Sows record is nearly as good as Cisse’s albeit in the French Ligue 1. Sow scored 25 goals for Lille last season as they won the French Championship and had a brilliant partnership with Gervinho. Surely it would make sense to reunite such a prolific pairing at the Emirates?

But instead, Arsenal fans will just have to spend the rest of the season praying that Van Persie doesn’t get injured and Wenger has to play either Park (whats that all about!) or Chamakh when he returns from the Nations Cup.

And Wenger says there is no quality players available at a good price in January……..

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21 comments

  1. DR. MOMOH ABDUL-RAZAQ McSIONEL says:

    The intransigence of Mr Wenger has left Arsenal trophy-less for so long.Now this same intransigence is turning the team to a less than average crop. I humbly plead with Arsenal’s fans in the UK to do more to force a change in Mr Wenger’s transfer policy.We want to smile like other fans of other EPL teams.

  2. We have an excellent technical coach who lacks tactical knowledge on how to read a game and change the course of a game. Rarely do we see Arsenal pulling their weights and changing the course of a game because of the tactical changes that Wenger has made. At Real Madrid, Mourinho is an excellent Tactical coach who prefers to field his team while looking at the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. Wenger must upgrade himself tactically for him to remain relevant in the business of being a coach.

  3. Cbdee says:

    The Board knows best! If they carry on like this, then their stock value can only go one way which is down.
    How far will the Yank let his stock go down before he sells and then our Russian Godfather will just buy them up cheap.

  4. robinhood says:

    Am short ov wordz coz if ol wi can do in arsenal is 2 jump from player 2 player den i don’t expect any change in da gooner squad.if wi can fail 2 land da likes ov kalou on 3m den i less expect in getting a player worth 8m.so fellow supporters just support da few dat wi have.thnx.n way am selling ma quarry in uganda worth 5m dollars.

    1. WC says:

      Really? Because there’s been reported offers for Arshavin, Chamakh, Squidface and Almunia. We can get rid of them, Wenger just doesn’t want to.

  5. Cornelius Ombagi -KENYA says:

    BECAUSE THE COACH AND THE BOARD HAVE NO AMBITION AT ALL.THE MD MR GADZSSIS IS JUST ASSUMING HE WILL BE MARKERTING BRANDS FOR A FAILING TEAM IN AFRICA? WAKE

  6. steve. says:

    OF ALL THE REGISTERED PLAYERS ARSENAL HAVE GOT,I CAN ONLY THINK OF ABOUT FOUR,THAT WOULD GET IN THE TOP
    FOUR TEAMS IN THE PREMIERSHIP,HALF OF THEM ARE INJURY
    PRONE,THE REST ARE CRAP,THESE ARE ALL PLAYERS,WENGER
    BROUGHT TO THE CLUB,HE CARN’T GET RID OF THEM,IF HE
    OFFERED THEM FOR FREE,THERE WOULD BE NO TAKERS,AND THIS GUY CALLS HIMSELF A MANAGER,HE HASN’T GOT A CLUE,
    I THINK THE ANSWER IS,RIDE OUT THE REST OF THIS SEASON
    AND HOPE FOR THE BEST, GET RID OF WENGER,AND REPLACE
    WITH A GOOD QUALITY BRITISH MANAGER, “NO MORE FROGS”
    LET HIM SPEND SOME OF THOSE MILLIONS THE CLUB HAS GOT
    STASHED AWAY,GET RID OF ALL THE CHAFF,AND REPLACE WITH
    GOOD QUALITY PROVEN PLAYERS,”NOT BOYS”BEST WISHES TO
    ALL ARE ARSENAL SOPPORTERS.

  7. TicoTico says:

    i can see another humilation from flop red devils! enjoy it guys! i am fed up with AW’s methods. we are finishing on 5th or 6th.

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