Dec 28

Exclusive: Wenger On Arshavin – "Be Patient"

Gooner Talk can exclusively reveal that Arsene Wenger has refused to deny the consistent rumours concerning Russia forward Andrey Arshavin.

Zenit St Petersberg star Arshavin has attracted an array of admiring clubs on the strength of two spectacular Euro 2008 performances against Sweden and the Netherlands, Arsenal are said to be one of them.

French tactician Wenger admitted on French TV that he doesn’t have £40 million to spend in the January transfer window, but surprisingly revealed what positions he’s looking to strengthen in and also answered a question about Arshavin.

Wenger, speaking to Canal + said:

“I start feeling the crisis but I can’t spend £40m. We are looking at a creative player and another midfielder.”

When asked about the Arshavin link, Wenger replied with a coy smile and answer.

“Be a little patient. From the moment you give a name, you remove 50% chance of success to sign him.”

Whilst talking to British broadcaster Sky Sports, once again the Arsenal boss remained secretive on his January transfer plans.

You can watch the interview with Sky here.

Zenit St Petersberg star Arshavin has attracted an array of admiring clubs on the strength of two spectacular Euro 2008 performances against Sweden and the Netherlands.

It seems Arshavin is destined to be the replacement for Cesc Fabregas after the Spaniard sustained a long-term knee injury that will keep him out for four months.

With thanks to Vince from ASCFR for the French TV quotes and JD for the Canal + link.

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79 Responses to “Exclusive: Wenger On Arshavin – "Be Patient"”

  1. Gooner Dare MKD says:

    No doubt is arshavin like he said we miss creativity of rosicky and walcott both wingers arshavin is winger same type of hleb he can play behind strikers or on the wings and only issue about arshavin transfer is the price 20mil pounds and hopefully wenger will pay that sum now that arsneal made profit of diarra sale 5.5mil pound and also from bently sale 7,5mil pounds so that is 13mil pounds profit and the transfer for arshavin will cost only 7mil p :):):)

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  2. Trevor says:

    I think he’s planning a bid for Arshavin and getting Miguel Veloso on a 6-month loan from Sporting with an option to buy. I would be absolutely thrilled if that’s all we did!

    Almunia
    Sagna/Eboue – Gallas/Touré – Djourou/Silvestre – Clichy
    Arshavin/Walcott – Denilson/Diaby – Veloso/Song – Nasri/Rosicky
    Van Persie/Eduardo – Adebayor/Vela

    Not bad, mates.

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  3. chris says:

    yeh i think there were rumours a few days ago about veloso and a loan move to various clubs. Him and arshavin would be good and i’m just so relieved that wenger has actually accepted that we need to buy more players in january..lets just hope its at the beginning of jan and not the end

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  4. Gooner Dare MKD says:

    I think after the game with bolton for the next one we will have new player :)

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  5. potstickers says:

    I really do not want Arshavin. I think a different player like Arteta or Elano who have already played in the Premiere League should be bought, instead of someone who would need a settling in period. Veloso would be a good signing to fill in the DM spot, I think.

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  6. arsen4life says:

    In wenger i trust.
    almunia
    sagna gallas upson clichy

    velonso
    nasri cecs wallcott
    rvp
    ade
    sub:vela,ramsey,eduordo,diaby,denilson,rosincky.
    this team can win anything if they are fit.

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  7. Neil says:

    Alumnia

    Sagna Gallas Djourou Clichy
    Veloso
    Walcott Cesc Nasri

    Arshavin

    Adebayor

    Subs: RVP, Toure, Fabianski, Vela, Ramsey, Rosicky, Eduardo

    That’s a team

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  8. wee says:

    I’m afraid Wenger disappoints us by not signing any players.

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  9. Kanye14 says:

    Seriously, Arshavin wil not be bought. when was the last time arsenal spent 20mil on one player?? thats right, NEVER!! Arsene should go for Elano and Scot Parker and we are set. Elano is creative enough and Parker can put in a hard tackle n also runs alot! Think about it people… Imagin Parker and Denilson in front of defence and Nasri right and Elano left and Ade RVP in front. Besides both would nid no time to adapt to the epl. Another thing, we dont need cesc’s replacement we nid to change how we play until he returns.

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  10. [...] " ??? ?? ?????? ?????? ?????? ? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ?? 50% ?? ??? ??????? ??? ???? " . ?????? ? ????? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ??????? ??????? [...]

  11. hafidz says:

    i think arsenal need him much now. they cannot scoring many goal for one game mean they always get draw, they need to sign player who can score more goal such as him or david villa or podolski.adebayor not consistent like last season.

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  12. Tunde says:

    d look on his face in d sky interview just guves me d feeelin dat somtin is seriously goin on bhind d scenes.Arshavin just mite b true

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  13. chris says:

    either wenger or the board are ball bagging us because the board keep saying theres money to spend whilst wenger has come out saying he hopes there will be but is not too sure…what is going on

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  14. Stefan says:

    I think Wenger will sign Elano (loan). And then a talent player like Flamini from France.

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  15. John says:

    If we need an attacking MF and a CB, what about an attacking CB to kill two birds with one stone. Someone like Titus Brambe…..perfect. Buffoons.

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  16. Robel says:

    If we get Senderos back and buy Upson, I believe we’ll be fine at the back. As for midfield, we should sign Gökhan Inler from Udinese. He’s a really good holding midfielder and he’s only 24. We don’t really need a striker, at least not as much as we need a winger. I’m not sure though where we can get a good winger from at the moment. Elia of Twente is an option, but he’s unproven and, like Inler, already cup-tied. I don’t think we have a lot of money to spend anyway though.

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  17. TonyS says:

    A lot of people are starting to suspect that we don’t have as much transfer money available as the papers make out.

    It would certainly explain the shitty state of our squad and also means Wenger is doing an absolutely brilliant job. Look at how much sp*rs have spent and where has that got them?

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  18. athlon says:

    TonyS, yeah, that’s true..

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  19. john says:

    I reckon Wenger is going to get senijad ibricic hes the new alex hleb. His dribbling is brilliant and so is his passing

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  20. DAVE says:

    …………..NEW GOALY………………
    …SAGNA.. NEW CB…DJOUROU.. CLICHY…..
    ……… NEW DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER…….
    …..NASRI.. DIABY..WALCOTT…………..
    ………….EDUARDO…………………
    …………ROBIN VAN PERSIE………….

    SUBS

    NEW SECOND GOALKEEPER
    NEW SECOND CB
    TOURE
    TRAORE
    NORDVEIT
    RAMSEY
    WILTSHIRE
    RAMSEY
    VELA
    SIMPSON
    FRAN MERIDA PEREZ
    BARAZITE

    SELL

    BENDTNER – 8 MIL – WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    EBOUE – 7 MIL
    FABREGAS – 25 MIL
    SILVESTRE – FREE
    ADEBAYOR – 20 MIL
    GALLAS – 5 MIL
    ROSICKY – 7 MIL
    SONG – 5 MIL WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    VINCENT VAN DE BERG – 0.5 MIL WITH SELL PERCENTAGE
    ALMUNIA – 5 MIL
    FABRINSKI – 1 MIL WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    DENILSON – 5 MIL WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    HOYTE – WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    THOMAS CRUISE – CAUSE I DONT LIKE THE NAME

    FROM THIS YOU WOULD HAVE JUST UNDER 90 MIL TO PUT TOWARDS TWO NEW GOALKEEPERS, TWO NEW CENTRE BACKS, ONE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER AND HAVE CHANGE FOR FUTURE SEASONS…

    REASONS I WOULD LIKE TO GET RID OF THE ABOVE PLAYERS:
    NEGATIVITY, NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OR IN FABREGAS’S CASE HES A GREAT PLAYER IN THE WRONG TEAM. FABREGAS IS TOO LIGHT WEIGHT TO PLAY IN THE CENTRE OF A TEAM WHICH PLAYS ATTACKING FOOTBALL.. IF YOU LOOK BACK OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS (THE BETTER YEARS) WENGER HAD AN UNBEATABLE FORMULA.

    THIS WAS SAFE HANDS AT THE BACK
    POWER, AGGRESSION, SPEED AND HEIGHT IN THE CENTRE BACKS, PACE AND QUALITY PASSING ON THE WING BACKS, AWSOME SPEED AND SELFISHNESS ON THE WINGS WITH THE FORESIGHT OF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME FOR TAP-INS, POWER AND AGGRESSION, HEIGHT AND LEADERSHIP IN THE MIDDLE WITH TWO LETHAL LAZY STRIKERS UP FRONT…..

    THE ONLY THREE PLAYERS IN OUR CURRENT TEAM WHICH WOULD MAKE IT INTO AW49 SQUAD OR PREVIOUS GREAT SQUADS WOULD BE NASRI, THEO AND RVP, AND AT BEST THEY WOULD BE ON THE BENCH.

    THIS CURRENT TEAM IS A JOKE…. WHAT MAKES ME LAUGH WE HAVE THE RESOURCES TO MAKE IT BETTER THAN ANY TEAM WE HAVE EVER HAD…. WE COULD SELL ALL THE CRAP FOR 90 MIL, IMPROVE AND STILL HAVE CHANGE WITH A HUGE DECREASE IN WAGE OUTGOINGS…. COME ON WENGER BE MORE CUT THROAT LIKE RAFA AND SELL THOSE WHO ARE MAKING US LOOK LIKE A JOKE….

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  21. Gunner Jillu says:

    Well done Dave, thats agreat idea sell half our players and buy a new team, real football is not exactly like Championship manager the game. Where you going to buy the new players, use a cheat code an get 100 skill 100 passing 100 shooting 100 endurance on all new signings

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  22. Gunner Jillu says:

    never knew you could have 12 subs, why stop there! why not make all the fans subs

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  23. Murtuza says:

    Dave r u kidding selling fabregas for 25 mil, but i would rate him worth 50 mil

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  24. athlon says:

    Nordtveit would be our new CD..

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  25. TAK says:

    I have said it once, and i’ll say it again, it is wrong to buy a player judging on how they did in a tournament. He’s 27-28 now and if he was really worth it i’m sure he would of been snapped up by someone sooner…

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  26. iJemz says:

    Just sell bendtner to wycombe. ;]

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  27. Dave is moron and your football knowledge is pretty shocking, sell Ade but keep Simpson, sell the best creative midfielder in the world & sell him cheaply

    Nordtveit is a bottler and he is not ready for 1st team football, He needs at least another 2 loans moves where he wouldnt spit his dummy out but instead work hard to get game time.

    I hope Barazite stays on @ derby as well to continue his physical development.

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