Apr 18

Some good news for next season..

Alex Song has  rubbished constant newspaper reports by revealing  that Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas will definitely not be leaving the club this summer.

The Spaniard has long been linked with a move to Barcelona whilst Manchester City and Real Madrid are also reportedly interested despite continual denials from Fabregas and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

“Cesc is very important to us and he will be at Arsenal next season,” said Song.

“It’s good news. I am 100 per cent sure he will stay because we talk every single day. He loves Arsenal too much to leave and he’s told me he wants to win things at this club.

“He has never mentioned even thinking about going to Barcelona.

“People talk too much. There is too much speculation. It’s too easy to start rumours, but we have a fabulous team spirit and we want to win together.”

Gunners fans have already expressed their desire for summer signings, with Marouane Chamakh’s pre-contract reportedly finalised, a centre back and goalkeeper could also be on there way in the coming months.

Stay tuned to Gooner Talk for all the latest news, views and debate on Arsenal FC.

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89 Responses to “Some good news for next season..”

  1. I hope you’re right about the goalkeeper and centre back. We also need a combative midfielder; I am sick of watching Diaby and Denilson stroll around the pitch for 90 mins. I think we need 4 players to seriously challenge next year.

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  2. vb says:

    thought we were getting rid of the coward diaby. ah well

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  3. VanDaManPersie says:

    He should only be staying if Wenger buys big in the summer

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  4. David says:

    I reckcon on 6 new recruits: goalkeeper; 2 defenders; defencive midfielder; striker; wide-forward. Actually, make that 8 as two keepers ideally are needed plus someone to ensure Diaby and Denilson are not first team regulars!

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  5. ali says:

    hi gooner chris,what do you think of signing joe hart?

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  6. Gooner Chris says:

    Joe Hart would be a fantastic signing. He’s a great shot stopper, but I can’t see Wenger paying over the odds for him and City will probably put a £15-16 million price tag on him.

    I think Wojciech Szczesny might step up to the plate next season, he’s had a solid campaign at Brentford so far.

    What do you think mate?

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  7. ali says:

    well hes a man city player and with them having shay given hes not going to get many games.We should make Hart our top priority has we really need a great gk not average ones.Id like to see a gk 2 cbs a dm and a striker.

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  8. Angry fan says:

    Songs opinion only. I think that if cesc has been watching us the past few games (god hopefully he hasn’t) then he might think we won’t ever be able to challenge for honours. We need 2 new players in each position. Minimum “keeper, 2 centrebacks, midfield and forward. And not swaddled players either. Players ready to step into the team immediatly. It’s quite clear (for us all to see wenger) that this needs to be addressed. Now.

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  9. Jack says:

    Hart has been touted and price tagged @ 8 mill! Fucking bargain if you ask me. Wengers comments are promising on the transfer front. About Chamakh he said “He’s one of the players who has a good chance to join us”. Okay, so we already knew about Chamakh and I hate to state the obvious but he said “one of”, so there’s more than one. That’s a start. Hart, Chamakh and a Centre-Back of choice please Arsene. I think we need another midfielder aswell though, someone that can play Wenger-Ball but will also tackle back successfully. Can’t really think of anyone tbh…..

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  10. A TRue GOon says:

    Sczeny shouldn’t be made 1st choice immediately. He sdhould be 2nd choice. Getting the Carling cup & F.A cup games

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  11. ken says:

    Is Maroune Chamakh really gonna join us. I hate Diabys attitude. How can he take things so casually the way he has been doing of late. Is he doing so coz he has secured his position in the team. Unfortunately he aint the only one. We have players playing as if they don’t care for this team. They have really raped us the loyal supporters. I am pretty sure it is paining the legendary players who have graced the emirates. I hv no idea how the likes of Ian Wright,DB10,Henry, viera, Bobby etc are feeling now. The only player who has been playing like he wants to win for us in the last two games is Sol Campbel. Thanks Sol you care for our souls mate. Wenger needs to add still and passion in this team or else we will not be challenging anything next season

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  12. ali says:

    The thing that pains me the most is that wenger says every summer or before the end of the season that we are ready to spend and that we can compete with chelsea and man utd but when it comes to the summer we never get anyone and we tune into sky sports news with hope but not expectation.We always sit there just hoping we will sign quality players but it never happens.A few years ago wenger said we are aiming to sign 2 super class players and nothing ever happened.If wenger came out and said we havnt got the money then i woudnt be as angry its the fact that he keeps on telling we have money when we clearly dont.

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  13. Roy says:

    I wondered why the Wrights and Mersons of this world had seemingly turned on us, they haven’t, I can see that now. But what they HAVE turned on is the lack of desire, pride, spirit, hunger and determination that players used to have when wearing the shirt! Were is it now?
    Diaby, Denilson, Fabianski, Almunia, Rosicky, Eduardo, etc all don’t give a dam!
    Plus, why play Merida when it’s abundantly clear he can’t wait to jump ship!!
    Today was a disgrace, but when you’ve that many mercenaries what can you do?
    Sol Campbell and Theo apart today, they should all be fined!

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  14. ali says:

    im angry and devastated not only about today but how the season has fallen away but having just been on another arsenal forum i am shocked to have seen what i have just read.You have probably heard of arsenal action,they are getting arsenal fans to join a facebook group to get arsene wenger sacked which is a disgrace and quite frankly pathetic.Yes we need signings but wenger should be the man to make us into a title winning side again.Sacking wenger is unthinkable cant believe what i just read seriously.

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  15. Roy says:

    Arsenal action want Wenger fired?
    Are they simple? Who could replace him?!
    Too much sun and booze = fickle fans.

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  16. pierre says:

    im very angry too but.. with the players ..not wenger!! we better be careful what we wish for!! we need to face the board and ask a simple question:do we have the money to spend…if we do then we need to ask wenger why he doesnt spend it.we need to get answers asap!! arsenal is a huge club and should have the means to buy big players!!! the way we plaYED TODAY SHOWS THAT WERE MILES AWAY FROM THE CHELSEAS,MANUNITED,BARCAETC…OF THIS WORLD!! WE NEED PLAYERS WHO WILL DIE FOR THE CLUB NOT BIG EGOS LIKE BENTNER AND CO….MAYBE ITS A GOOD THING THAT WE PLAYED SO BADLY TODAY…THIS WAY WENGER WILL KNOW THAT OUR TEAM LACKS STEEL AND AMBITION…ALSO AS HE SAID IT HIMSELF MATURITY.LETS GET:VILLA,RIBERY,THE KIND OF PLAYERS WHO USED TO PLAY FOR US….I CANT THINK OF ONE MATCH THIS YEAR WHEN I WAS CONFIDENT WE WOULD WIN!!! WE SIMPLY DONT HAVE MATCH WINNERS

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  17. danish gooner says:

    Wenger can buy ten kakas or Rooneys,if they have no desire or heart we will win zilch.

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  18. danish gooner says:

    You cant get shit for 30 mil.

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  19. My Name Is Earl says:

    Wenger said “We will announce the deals after the league [finishes]. Chamakh is one of the players who has a good chance to join us.”

    that mean we’ve already got some signings wrapped up??

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  20. samuel says:

    will don’t need Diaby will need the someone that can work for arsenal not man like diaby and Silvester the two player i dont they can play for arsenal

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  21. Alan says:

    Ali, Wenger always says that at this time of year because of SEASON TICKET RENEWALS. Stay tuned for
    ‘We want to do our business before the World Cup starts’
    ‘We identified the weaknesses and will buy super, super class’
    ‘The fans will be re-assured by what they see

    then the backtrack

    ‘Our injured players returning will be like new signings’
    ‘We didn’t want to kill our young players’

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  22. DD says:

    I want to see some british blood in the team and us taking trophies like the league cup seriously

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  23. dilshan says:

    I am angry and frustrated too…angry with some of the pathetic players for that last 10 minutes…I do think the summer window is huge for the club and will reveal what our ambition is, weather its top 4 finish and CL QF or winning them. This team does not need 20 new players a top quality CB, GK, CM along with Chamak will complete the team and thats what frustrates me most…we are so close but not just there

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  24. ali says:

    Why should all of us fans pay good money on season tickets every season when we having nothing to show for it.Arsene wenger and the board need to show more ambition or we will go another 5 years without a trophy.

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  25. ronancostello says:

    we need joe harf hangeland a flamini type dogger plus chamack.get rid of the deadwood and we will b on our way 2 a brilliant decade.gooner 4 life

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  26. Aa23 (norwegian gooner) says:

    We need players, but i think most of you are over reacting when it comes to the number of players we need to buy to win the league

    here is my opinion for what it’s wort…
    Goal keeper: Joe Hart (ca 9m) or Hugo Loris (ca 10-15m)

    2 Defenders (1 if Gallas stays): Hangeland (ca 10m) and Subotic (ca 15m)

    1 Midfielders: i actually like the idea of Kevin Nolan (ca 6m)

    Now, assuming Gallas stays (although i don’t think he will) we can get Hart, Hangeland and Nolan for 25m (assuming my price is right)

    We need to sell some players if Arsene Wenger would ever consider spending this amount

    Pains me to say this, but Eduardo needs to go if Chamakh comes in
    Silvestre has to go, but on a free (this will free up some wages)
    Almunia ofcourse has to go (as he is our nr 1 i’m assuming he will free up a lot of wages)

    This will bring in about 10m (Eduardo 8m, Almunia 2m)

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  27. My Name Is Earl says:

    IGOR AKINFEEV !!!!!

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  28. izzo says:

    useless overpaid bunch

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  29. usfan says:

    i am a season ticket holder and am happy to keep paying to watch some fantastic football. go support some other team if you don’t like it. we are getting better every year, and we are doing it the right way. love the arsenal

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  30. vb says:

    usfans an ass

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  31. Dave says:

    Agree with usfan , also don’t get Nolan!!we should buy Scotty Parker

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  32. Michael says:

    vb, your the ass, hes actually supporting the team and not letting one measley defeat at the end of the season when we were more or less out of the title race get him down. what will sacking Wenger do, who will ever replace him and do as good a job as him, we will never have such a great character like wenger ever again, we would never see world class players at the club, Henry for example, when he was at juventus, he wasnt doing well at all, he was what..22,23 years old when wenger bought him, how did a player like that turn out to be one of the best strikers of his generation, vermaelen? a 23 year old centre back, playing for Ajax…you would have thought that if he was going to make it big time we would of heard of his name about 4 or 5 years ago…now, one of the best centrebacks in the premier league… Fabregas, i think we all know that story, if wneger hadnt have signed him he would probably be playing for a team like Albacete or Celta Vigo. as soon as wenger is “sacked” he will leave the club on bad terms, therefore he wont recomend a new manager to take over, hopefully we see wenger at the club for another 10 years and then he retires and will set us up with “next” wenger

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  33. PATO7 says:

    Let’s hope Wenger makes his last contracted season a good one, starting with the transfer market. :)

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  34. Mannix says:

    Wenger can buy any player but club policy restricts him frm signing a player worth £100,000 a week.And tht is why we can’t afford to pay torres,villa,Ribary or any top class player.Arshavin forced to cut his salary to suit our club policy.

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  35. Marty Price says:

    Just a view from across the pond…I am a 49er season ticket holder who had the luck to make it to Highbury. That was instant love! My niners are shit, but are not stinking as much and as long as they play in San Francisco I will support them with my money and my presence, and they do not have nearly the stability in their front office anymore that the Gunners have. Hell they are even rying to move to San Jose!!! I will not move with them. I think Wenger is a solid manager. He HAS not had the money to spend but does now. If the future is not bright believe me, Kroenke would not be investing. He is no Hicks or Bennett, but a man with a sporting mind. His Nuggetts play good ball and now he is buying the ,ugh Rams, yes I detest the Rams.Wenger knows better then these big moths what he has to do, and I believe he will try and do it. Bermaelen was a bargain. He needs to keep Sol around, if for his spirit, his knowledge…they will be better next year with Chammakh. People should realize there was no way that VanP would not get hurt, so Bendtner is not the answer only as a spot player, no pace, no first touch,,,,,makes me wish Ade was back, Van Persie is our only striker who can do what he did..I hope they win their next three, but off of today Wenger had better start Van Persie and put Vela in for Rosicky. rosicky will always tease but he has no shot…..We will be in champions league next year and I hope to make it to Emirates, I DO believe we have a great chance net year.

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  36. Cris says:

    Hey do you want city to win something this year, No duh, go to football shirt news, press on city vs blackburn final to see who has the best kits in the ppremier league. Click for Blackburn.

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  37. Jack says:

    Ok michael so say we keep wenger til he retires… Is that the end if arsenal when he does go? That’s what it seems like some of you clowns are saying, when are you going to realise that arsenal is what matters most, as much as wenger has done for us, we are one of the biggest clubs on Europe now and attracting world class managers and players will not be a problem if wenger goes, it’s arsenal fc I support and to me it seems like he’s doing more harm than good by putting too much faith in players that aren’t good enough… I think thar if we haven’t bought at least 4 quality proven players by the week b4 the next season then he should either move upstairs or if that doesn’t interest him then he should be sacked

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  38. yashveen says:

    Why some of you looking at selling eduardo..we need him..remember..we are a striker short..we did not replace adebayor…why do we need to sell/???we have had so many injuries…trust me guys..eduardo will be great next season…this season was a recovery season for him…btw..chamakh is already a gunner
    Abt the keeper thing…i guess we have already given almunia and fabianski their chances…we should buy a new No.1 now…
    2 new powerful centre backs should be bought too..the idea of competition should be there…i DM should be signed too….

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  39. N1 born in and bred gunner says:

    We must keep the faith but if we don’t strengthen our team there will be questions and I guess it will be down to wenger to show us that it was all part of his master plan. Long story short no one is the bigger than a club apart from those true fans who spend their hard earned to cash to support their team so one more trophyless season I hope heads do roll because just saying 6 years with out a trophy sends shivers down my spine. Keep the faith and long live the gunners!!

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  40. Gooner8 says:

    I really can’t believe what I’ve seen today. LONG gone are the days of Keown/Adams, Seaman, Vieira/Petit, Henry/Bergkamp.

    What do we have now? Nothing even remotely comparable. The only player of ANY worth lately is 35 years old.

    How about a good old American fire sale or buy one Diaby, get one Denilson free!! And for good measure, for this one time opportunity, we’ll throw is a Polish goalkeeper…

    We need: at least 1 GK, 1-2 center backs, cover for Song when he’s injured/suspended, 1 additional midfielder in the mold of Ljunberg/Pires/Edu.

    Enough’s enough. I’m tired of being the team that ALMOST wins. It’s time to look at the badge and get our shit straight.

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  41. Reece says:

    @Marty Price *Face Palm* NB52 has saved us this year on countless time if not for his we would be 5th, although thats still a possibility if we continue to play shit. We should sell Diaby, Flapyanski, Denilson and Eduardo. Here’s my solution:

    Swap Eduardo+4 Mil for Lloris, I have no problem with Almunia being our 2nd choice keeper and Szencezy being our third as he is a little young to be our 2nd.

    Diaby and Denilson can knob off I don’t care were but just get rid of them they should bring in about 8-10mil for the both of them. Buy either Steven M’Bia from Marseille, Blasie Matudi from St Ettien or Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse. As a matter of fact I’d have Wenger buy 2 out of the 3.

    The Polish Flop will probably bring in 2-3mil so we will still have a heap of money to buy for players. Buy Cristian Zapata from Udenise and Hangerland.

    I’m convinced Chamakh is already in the bag but I still feel that we need another Stiker as well. My First Choice Gignac from Toulouse he has over taken Benzama in the international team and has a lethal efficiency.

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  42. FearlessOne says:

    It was cruel for Arsenal fans. There was hunger for success but some tired legs as If they were forced to play that match. Only a couple players gave their best but it couldnt be good enuf. Talk about Sol, Sagna, Walcot, and Nasri, the rest only run around as if they dont know why were there for. Manone should stay and get Frey/Neur/Lloris, Akinfeev any will do. We need 2 CB, Melo or Ssesegon, Chamack, and Rodalega.. Let us see Niki B, Vela go, Fabianski, and Almunia.

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  43. Ken says:

    @Jack: Yes Arsenal is what we love and care but mate who has brought our club to this stage ? Yes it is Wenger. Think if he didn’t come to Arsenal in the first place there would be no Henry, Bergkamp, Vieira and Co. and there would be no 99 Double or The Invincible. We as fans are now seeing Arsenal as a world-class club and expectations are very high but we all seem to forget the man who has brought the reputation that Arsenal have achieved. For those that are demanding Wenger’s head it is evident that they only enjoy football but don’t give a thing about the creator of all that. Wenger has been the man and he forever will be. Our club has taken a few steps backward since that glory days but I firmly believe we will reach that height again one day for sure.

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  44. Jon says:

    I wish id writ what Ken writ, sums it right up =)

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  45. Yafesi says:

    Ken and Jon: I do agree Mr Wenger brought Arsenal to the stage we are today. But I also appreciate that we need to keep building, from strength to strength.

    I must say we are on the declining trend and I’m afraid next season could be worse if nothing is done now.

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  46. Welshman says:

    With all the clamour for new signings,be prepared for Arsene to announce he has six new players coming back. I refer to the injured ones.The trouble with him is his economics degree. It is sell high and buy low mentality. He is scrooge at its worst.
    Make no mistake if there ar no signings for goalie ,central defence and striker then all gunners must be prepared for further misery.
    Then if the gunners continue to underperform the board may finally think its best Arsene moves upstairs and a let a younger and pragmatic manager take over.For starters the new guy may play soccer to win and not afraid to take radical measure such as pumping more high balls and play ugly/nasty to win.
    That will signal the start of a new era and put pretty soccer to bed.

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  47. mojo gooner says:

    here are the players we should get:
    Goal keeper: joe hart (8mil)
    CB : sakho(9 mil)
    CB: matthew upson (4 mil)
    DM: melo(15 mil)
    RM: joe cole( free)
    ST: chamakh(free)
    36 million total

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  48. far east goon says:

    Surprised to see how everyone is throwing mud at Diaby… I agree that his performance was torrid from Barca 1st leg on, and lack of gumption shown infuriated me as anyone.

    But I don’t think I am the only one to think that he was our most improved player next to Song.

    I only hope that the form he has shown during mid season was not a fluke.

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  49. China gunner says:

    Arsene was saying the other day Chelsea had seven players over 30 . The gunners had a young team on the way up. Frankly I disagree that the gunners are going up. If they can’t beat the likes of Wigan it shows how far the gunners have declined from 2004.
    Many factors can be attributed to the present state.Is it the playing style?Are there too many kids?I believe its both.Instaed of quality signings he gets kids to farm them out. Vela is a good example who has been frozen out . Three years have been wasted on him. Had Arsene got a quality replacement things could have been different. Instead Vela is not given the opportuniy to show what he can do. Then in the first place why buy such guys ?Isnt it a waste of time?He is not the only one.If Arsene did not trust him then he shd not have gone for him wc or not. Indeed in the autumn of 2007 after having beaten Wigan Arsene proudly announce when these kids mature they will force blahblahebe
    Don’t think third place is a given.Don’t be surprised the blues inflict another defeat on the gunners. What then?

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  50. shaba says:

    think wenger should go. 5 years of winning nothin is enough. no top teams have kept kept their manager that long without winning anything.

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  51. True gunner says:

    Wenger’s real shit. What was the point of removing Walcott who was keeping the Wigan defenders in their positions? Well his actions gave the Wigan defenders a field day and they just moved upfront to attack. Wenger realizes his blunder and introduces RVP but by then the game is out of our control. When will that Psycho, Wenger, ever throw out rubbish players like Fabianski, Sylvestre. Wenger probably enjoys watching our collection of clown ‘goalkeepers’doing shit infront of cameras. Well he got more of the dosage he was looking for from Fabianski. I don’t see any logic in leaving Mannone on bench and fielding that clown.The guy just doesn’t get fed up his circus performances like his no.1. If we don’t sign ATLEAST four players including one or two REAL goalkeepers, guys get ready for another trophyless season.Wenger also doesn’t have that ability to (1)keep players performing consistently(2)Inducing that Ruthlessness in players. They never kill off games they are in position to kill off.(3)induce seriousness. Their attitudes are too relaxed.He always jumps to the defence of shitting players and they continue shitting on fans.

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  52. Flington says:

    Gud gud gud,i luv d way we are beaten yester.dat match showed clearly d players 2 be sent out of d emirate nd players 2 stay.trophies will not be ours if experience,strong players are not signed,our teamb played woefully nd dey see d result.

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  53. andy says:

    Be prepared 4 anovr summer of being linked 2 evry player under the sun and still b waiting on deadline day !!!

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  54. Big smoke says:

    Wenger is just too foolish, we dnt need silvestre,my mum wud b better off defending 4 arsenal. Then dat fool almunia, he is not an albino n yet he cant see balls coming 2wards him. Fabianski shud b fed 2 dogs 4 all i care.

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  55. luke says:

    i still think a more experienced gk is the better option.. We have an excellent young keeper on loan who will be world class in a few years.. someone in the same vain as david james or van der sar maybe even schwarzer from fulham (he has never been in a top team and seems to be about 20 times better then almunia. i think wenger will suprise us(again) with a world but class cb, who? only wenger knows. midfield- they say melo, wether or not it is it should be someone in the same vain ssentially just a bull with skill. attack- the worste.kept secret from the french league. next year will be our year gunners, i know its a long painful wait but it will be worth it. oh yeah and remember that little boy jack? he may be back ;).

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  56. RashGooner says:

    Sell NB52 and buy me instead, i will not think much just shoot at goal, whether the keeper is ready or not, its his problem. God did it hurt to watch us lose so miserably!!!!! Eduardo hadly ever starts so he should be on his way as well, Nice goal from Silvestre but it cant make up for all the blunders he causes the backline. I am also declairing that arsenal has no goalkeeper, City are going to roast us alive. I luv my club too much to ever consider leaving bt we have to let all these lazy maggots mature elsewhere… Av had enough of it’ll be better next season F**k it, buy ready made players who know what the F**k they doing.And why is Diaby a player in our team, he is too lazy to make quick passes, off he goes as well.We neea a consistent and competent goalkeeper, a CB, a replacement for Diaby and Denilson and at least two strikers. RashGooner: OUT!!!

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  57. alvares babu says:

    We played shit against wigan.diaby a disgrace,fabianski,silvestre,clichy,merida,& sagna all running like a bunch of madmen.it was disapointing to me as an arsenal fan am now suffering from ulcers because of you lazy players.Arshavin do justice to the team by shuting your mouth and letting your feet & brains do the talking.Wenger you still have my support but at times crack the whip on this players because they are paid to play.

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  58. bucky says:

    i hope this will not be another empty promise which will not yield any fruits.

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  59. j says:

    if only all players answred question like that it wouldb be better

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  60. Adam_Gunner says:

    which team gets so many chances to get back in the title race? absoulutely speechless we are not comfortable even when we are 3-0 with ten minutes to let alone 2-0 diaby is sh** i dnt knw why people like him just bcoz he played well in some games

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  61. Me says:

    I think the best news for the next season would be if mr. Hill-Wood stood up and said: “The objective for the season is this, this and this, and if we miss on it, we shall asses the manager’s position.” I think the fans and the Arsenal players have different expectations than mr. Wenger and the Board. If I was Fabregas, I would leave cause the club has no ambition. Even when you are a child you must take responsibilities for your action, and Wenger/Board don’t have those responsibilities.

    Wenger bought Hleb, Rosicky, Adebayor, Toure who left with no trophy won, and they are top players. The thing is he always says we don’t need anyone and then he misses on a player and says again that we don’t need anyone. Just imagine if in 2005. someone said to you that you won’t win a trophy in 5 years (at least) would you still keep Wenger?

    Leave mr. Wenger

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  62. Me says:

    This is where the problem lies: “I do not want to go into any individual judgement on today’s performance. I feel they had quite a good performance and they were exposed a lot. I believe you cannot say today we lost the game because of the goalkeeper.”

    He speaks like a stupid scientologist for f**** sake.

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  63. Me says:

    Oh and one thing, I’m sure Gallas will leave this season. That’s a fact.

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  64. Si says:

    GK – Any one of Lloris, Diego Lopez, Akinfeev, Neuer

    DC – two of – Simon Kjaer, Subotic, Hangeland

    Midfield – two of – Rodwell, Hamsik, Toulalan

    Striker – Sounds like we have Chamakh. Now lets go for Higuain

    This is on the basis that we lose – Silvestre, Gallas, Denilson, Eduardo, Rosicky

    Completely unlikely but definately needed.

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  65. ole says:

    @Roy: Just about any fool could manage AFC better than Wenger. Hate to say it, but “the special one” is avalible, I hate him, but rather him then Wenger.

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  66. iluvafc says:

    We think we are playing lovely football like Barcelona, yet people tend to overlook the fact that Barcelona players work bloody hard to win the ball back, then pass it around EFFICIENTLY.
    Without Cesc our midfield is reduced to a farce. Our replacement playmakers like Rosicky & Nasri has to spend so much energy filling defensive holes cos players like Denilson & Diaby are having their manicures done. Our defenders play so jittery cos they know they have an empty goal to defend. We might as well play with no goalie & stick one more striker upfront, since Bendtner’s lousy first touch means he can never flourish in a lone striker role.
    There is too much imbalance, too many deadweights in this team.
    I will never want Wenger out, but please ffs grow some balls & offload some of your spastic kids & replace them with real men.
    That’s all I ask for. Not Messi. Just some blokes with real nuts.
    Thanks.

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  67. Reece says:

    I would love the special one to take over the reigns just so we can piss off Fergie

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  68. bright says:

    i want as to buy at list one defender and two strickers.

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  69. J@CK says:

    I actually want Wenger to leave now, just so all the mindless idiots can watch the likes of Cesc, Van Persie, Song, Vermaelen and Arshavin follow him out the door. Then you’ll be forced to watch the players that you all seem to hate…..

    1. Wenger should not be sacked
    2. He will strengthen in the summer, I’m certain
    3. If we win nothing again next season, I’d expect to see a change internally (the board or Wenger) or a takeover.

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  70. pat says:

    do not give wenger money for players for GODS sake, he will fill the club with more french shit, his judgement of players is atrociously poor and really the J LEAGUE is where he should be managing

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  71. Richard says:

    @David…are you talking about Arsenal or Man City? We dont buy wholesale???

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  72. Mitti says:

    I understand the frustration, but the way some of you are judging the Manager and our players is just ridiculous. Diaby is an excellent player and will shine for us next season if he doesn’t get injured again. We need a new goalkeeper, thats for sure. Unfortunately Almunia is only an average goalkeeper, but if we want to challenge for the title, we need someone better. I also hope that we will get a new CB, regardless if Gallas stay, which I doubt btw.

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  73. Highbury4L says:

    @Reece: nah, he sux mate. although…the only reason inter milan are doing bad atm is because of fucking referees

    but look, wenger started what he will finish, its just fucking injuries, epic goalkeeping fails and ridiculous referee decisions that have caused us problems

    in season 2007/2008, that referee in the birmingham game was fucked in the head. he gave birmingham a free kick, that wasnt a free kick, birmingham scored from the free kick. Adebayor was being pulled back by the shorts, so fucking clearly it had a label on it and I’m sure we also had another claim but I cant remember it exactly, and then we get a penalty, that wasnt a penalty (which wouldnt have happened if clichy ran to the ball) and we conceded an equaliser and if that hadnt happened…we may have won the premier league that season coz we were about to…8 points clear I think if we won that

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  74. Highbury4L says:

    our luck will turn

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  75. Absolutely4Fabregas says:

    Team for next season (hopefully and realistically…)

    —Hart—-

    Sagna—-Hangelaand—-Vermaelen—-Clichy

    —Song—

    —Fabregas (C) — Nasri—

    Arshavin——–Chamakh———Van Persie

    As a 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 with Chamakh and RVP up front

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  76. true gooner says:

    we r wid out doubt missing alex song in our team, he wud hve been perfect 4 dat gme usin his own strength 2 fight off nzobia.

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  77. Naz says:

    All the other sides are trying to emulate Arsenal’s youth policy and all you loser’s have to say is get rid of Wenger. Name one side that has the youthful talent that we do. NONE. MANURE is BROKE, LiverCRAP is BROKE, Fulham in trouble, portsmouth into Admin and no other team besides Chelsea and Man City have any money and even that is SUGAR DADDY MONEY. Arsenal are the only team financially stable and we are in great shape to buy and win next year. So get over the stupidity and stand behind your club.

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  78. judes says:

    All the other sides are trying to emulate Arsenal’s youth policy and all you loser’s have to say is get rid of Wenger. when he wins u all rally round him but when he looses u all call him names is either u are or not an arsenal fans. u all shout let him buy let him buy. fine i agree with u. but let me ask how much did it cost liverpool to buy torres and aquilani since their arrival what have they won. please if it took barcelona 6 years to become wat they are(between 1999 and 2005 they never won a spoon)to get to wear they are then i am very eager to wait. Let me remind u all that no one is tying u down to arsenal u can go ahead and join any other club. afterall is a free world.

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  79. judes says:

    when arsene he wins u all rally round him but when he looses u all call him names is either u are or not an arsenal fans. u all shout let him buy let him buy. fine i agree with u. but let me ask how much did it cost liverpool to buy torres and aquilani since their arrival what have they won. please if it took barcelona 6 years to become wat they are(between 1999 and 2005 they never won a spoon)to get to wear they are then i am very eager to wait. Let me remind u all that no one is tying u down to arsenal u can go ahead and join any other club. afterall is a free world.

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  80. RamiF says:

    @Si:
    Higuain ??!! Seriously ??!! He’s shi* !! A selfish bastar* who misses a lot more than he scores…better than Nicky but still… I’d much rather we get Balotelli, Pato, or even Crouch.
    We need to keep Gallas and get another good CB. However, a Keeper’s a must !!

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  81. Jamie England says:

    I cant believe some of the stuff i’m reading… Yesterday was horrible, the week in general wasn’t good. To put it in perspective if we had won our 2 games this week we’d be second on goal difference, thas not a million miles away.. esp with the goalkeeper, 2 center halfs, Song, Rambo, Cesc, RVP, Arshavin all missing. Give the team and AW a break. They’ve not bin quite good anough this season, we’ve lost key players at key moments, Im as gutted as any other Gunner. I still have faith in this team, more than faith in AW.. Chamakh is coming in, Cesc will be there next year. RVP will be back after hes killed a few sides at the World Cup. The club is healthy, we’re not far away, and as disapointing as it is not to win anything again.. im already looking forward to next season.

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  82. suvit says:

    In ARSENE i believe……………….. for me we need to buy some players, so that injuries will not affect our games, i will love to see hart in GK, Hangelaand in CB, yaya toure or anyone with physique and hold the midfield in Midfield, n solomon kalou will fit in our attacking n free flowing passing game…. the most thing is , we must keep cesc Fabregas, Arshavin n RVP in arsenal. otherwise i wouldnt see a trophy coming next year.

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  83. clode says:

    IN:
    GK one of Alves or Hart
    DC two or three of Richards,Zapata,Vertonghen,Sakho,Azpilicueta,Gregory der Wiel,Bonucci,Ogbonna
    Midfielder two of Hazard,Ozil,Moussa Sissoko,Rodwell,Ashley Young,Milner
    Striker Chamakh(free)
    OUT:
    Almunia,Eduardo and probably Sagna

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  84. Comrade23 says:

    Shameful how many of you prawn-sandwich types are all calling for Arsene Wenger’s head. This knee-jerk reaction is exactly what Arsenal DON’T need now. All a bunch of experts from playing Football Manager. I hope you remember the NEXT cup that Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal wins that you were calling for his head. Positively shameful.

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  85. kayarz says:

    there is 2 problems happening at arsenal
    either the board is not giving wenger money or wenger is out of his mind:
    1) goal keeping has cost us this season more than 6 points
    2) diaby and denilson are players that i dunno how they made it this far….
    alot of people will say denilson has good shots but there is plenty that can do better.. diaby is very innconsistent id use him as a sub but not a starter and shouldnt be used often.. many passes are passed wrong , very bad defending …
    3) silverster seriously i think i would be better than him… i knw wenger will get rid of him this season but also he must get 2 defenders since gallas is leavin but cambell is a very hard worker and could be used as a sub.

    in conclusion get a goaly and use almunia as a sub and get 2 defenders and use cambell and djoro as a sub get a good midfield and shamakh is comin so we will be gd and wenger gotta make players feel some responsibiliy

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  86. fraster says:

    Do you remember when Cr09 said that he didn’t go to RM this season?? He said that all entire last season and finally he went, so Fabregas will do.
    We need a season without too much injuries and, as I said before…we need to buy a GK, a CB, a DM and a striker.

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  87. American Gooner says:

    @luke:

    yeah just like this season was a real success. great, we get back a 17 year old kid on loan. the title is surely ours.

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  88. American Gooner says:

    @Comrade23:

    Either he needs to spend or sack up. You need to get your head out of your backside. We are not challenging for anything right now. Facts are facts.

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  89. Pollhater says:

    Has anyone considered that we may not make CL this year if we continue to play like idiots?

    I usually defend Wenger but the goal keeping situation is inexcusable for a top four club, however the players need to take responsibility now, they are clueless!!!

    I don’t care how good you are if you don’t have the mentality to go with it what’s the point?
    Rooney has talent but he also works like a dog on the pitch! He’s injured and he would still put his all into it, our players!!!! They are mentally weak, to lose a match with a 2 goal lead with 10mins to go is embarrassing!

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