Arsenal getting close to being Free of all Deadwood…now for some goodwood!

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.

Arsenal are glad to be rid of Santos – but for free?

Arsenal fans can be happy with hearing that Andre Santos has now officially become the latest name on the long list of ‘deadwood’ players to leave this summer. Santos has agreed to play for Brazilian side Flamengo for the upcoming season, after agreeing a 2 year deal with the club.

Andre Santos had been a player that was used sparingly at Arsenal in his last year with the club and was realistically never in with a real chance of ever making it back as a full time regular starter with Arsenal and the way things were going for the player, despite his wish to remain in European football, I’m sure he will just be as happy to see the back of Arsenal, as the fans are as happy to see the back of Andre Santos number 11.

With Santos going Arsenal must now replace deadwood

You have absolutely no idea how happy I am with the fact Arsenal are managing to sell their ‘deadwood’ players this summer and I’m sure I’m not alone in that feeling. It was vital we had a right clear out of the club this summer, in order to reinvest effectively, efficiently and where it was most necessary in order to make sure the team was strengthened to such an extent that we could become a major force in England once more.

If Santos is unhappy Arsenal fans must be suicidal

It looks like Arsenal are lumbered with the grinning fool that is Andre Santos for another season, after the Brazilian club Gremio declined to make his loan move from the Gunners permanent. The 30-year old showed once again how little he understands or cares about the Arsenal fans by moaning about his plight.

“Gremio had an agreement with Arsenal and I had to return.

“I wanted to stay. Gremio were fair regarding everything. I felt well there and I wanted to win a title before leaving.

“Unfortunately there is no deal and I had to return to Arsenal.”

Gervinho could soon join the dead wood leaving Arsenal

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.

Gazidis gives Arsenal green light to splash the cash

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis claims that the club can afford big money transfers and they can actually afford to pay players over £200,000 a week which is a rather contrasting statement to the transfer policy that the club has employed over the last few seasons.

Gazidis also claims that the only reason the club hasn’t signed massively expensive players is because Arsene Wenger doesn’t take notice of transfer fees, he only looks at a player and if he is a good player, he signs him no matter what the fee.

What went wrong with Andre Santos at Arsenal?

Why has Andre Santos failed to deliver at Arsenal? When I heard Andre Santos was moving to Arsenal I was happy and thought the club had purchased a great player who would become a vital part of the team.

I saw him play at Fenerbache in Turkey and I was immediately impressed. He had a great ability to run back and forth from the left back position to the opposition box in very little time and retain his stamina, not only this but he caused the defenders for the other team as many problems as the strikers were causing.

Arsenal need to stop looking for value in the transfer market!

Arsenal’s prudent transfer policy has received plenty of plaudits since Arsene Wenger was appointed as manager in September 1996, but the ongoing lack of success at the Emirates Stadium has left many fans questioning the current state of the squad.

Two years ago Arsenal sold Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Samir Nasri to Manchester City and the ensuing chaotic transfer window dealings that year, have to a large extent, shaped the inadequacy of Wenger’s current squad.

Andre Santos Doubtful That Robin Will Stay at Arsenal

One of Arsenal’s most fresh signings Andre Santos seems to be uncertain that club captain Robin Van Persie will stay with the club after this summer, saying that every player needs a change at a certain point.

Robin has basically grown frustrated with the lack of trophies Arsenal seem to be going through in the last 7 years, and rumours have it that unless Wenger will be able to bring in top signing which could convince the Dutchman that the Gunners still hold a chance to win the title, he’s going to leave.

Arsenal Looking To Transfer New Full-Backs

Arsenal are officially on the market for a couple of full-backs after club officials confirmed that left full-back Andre Santos will have to undergo surgery.

“Arsenal Football Club can confirm that, following investigations and subsequent medical opinions by club specialists, left-back Andre Santos will have surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle sustained in the game against Olympiakos last week,” read the statement released on the club’s official website.

“Andre will have surgery in Brazil this week and is expected to be out for around three months.

“Everyone at the club wishes him well.”