Aug 31

Fulham confirm that Schwarzer is staying put

Arsenal have all but finished their business in the transfer window – as far as signings are concerned – after Fulham confirmed to Sky Sports News that goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is staying at Craven Cottage.

The Gunners have been widely expected to bring in a replacement for first-choice shot-stopper Manuel Almunia, as neither Lukasz Fabianski nor Vito Mannone have been able to step up to snatch the No 1 spot from the former Celta Vigo ‘keeper.

Fulham manager Mark Hughes would have been in serious trouble if he were to allow Schwarzer to make a move without finding a replacement, as the ageing ‘keeper’s understudy, David Stockdale, is sidelined for a few weeks due to ankle ligament damage.

Schwarzer has sat out Fulham’s opening three Premier League matches of the season with an apparent back injury since Australia’s 2-0 loss in Slovenia earlier this month.

Deadline Day:

Italian side Juventus have announced that they have released French full-back Jonathan Zebina and signed his compatriot Armand Traore on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

Dutch forward Nacer Barazite has agreed a move to Vitesse Arnhem on loan. The winger signs after turning down a move to Heracles Almelo at the last minute.

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94 Responses to “Fulham confirm that Schwarzer is staying put”

  1. Bala says:

    Ok,that’s a bad news but lets all support almunia now because he for me is the best of the three we have.

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  2. A says:

    That’s what happens when you leave Business for the final day. Poor stuff from Wenger, he had all summer, yet couldn’t find a better keeper than what we have.

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  3. Nabz says:

    owell! with our better defence Almunia should do fine! less presure on him

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  4. WillyG says:

    The news I expected but never wanted to hear…..I always commented that I belived Almunia would be our no 1 again this season and time proved that I`m right…..I hope the fans back Manu up coz he needs us..If he plays like he did at Blackburn and like the season 2007/2008 then we have a decent keeper and we still can win things…

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  5. dan says:

    absurd that wenger put all his eggs in one basket and we are reliant on bloody fulham finding a replacement for their 37 year old goalkeeper.

    what a joke!!!

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  6. Stu says:

    It’s not as if Vito has had much of a chance to snatch the No. 1 jersey. Fabianski seems to have had all the chances, and dropped them.

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  7. rellends says:

    typical of our penny pinching approach to transfers. if we wanted him in june we should have paid the going rate.

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  8. stonroy says:

    How the hell could a club the size of Arsenals not find a keeper to solve this problem? Penny pinching anyone?

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  9. Josh says:

    Just cross us out of the title race, this is pathetic, man u have van der sar- world class, chelsea have cech- world class n we have almunia – not even premier league class!!

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  10. Steven says:

    Any chance of making Vito and Chesney ahead of Flappy?

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  11. saram says:

    Disappointing response as usual by our “fans”…

    Arsenal can win the league with Almunia as long as he has enough confidence and is supported well enough at the back..

    Wenger wanted a keeper..but didnt need one desperately. Given or Schwarzer would have been good additions but what can you do when no one is willing to sell.,

    Lets back the team now and see where we are come the next transfer window..

    Arsenal have started really well this season and things look very promising.

    Come on you Arsenal

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  12. Josh says:

    He needs Confidence? This is the same almunia who has “nothing to prove”? That sounds pretty confident to me, especially from a keeper who has dropped more points than gained. we may awell play chesney.

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  13. arsenal4ever says:

    WEnger is a fukking bastard. HAd enough time to sort this issue out. Out with him and fans should starting a revolte!!!

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  14. Gunnergetreal says:

    How long do you need to find a decent GK months? years? Wenger has again cost us any chance of winning the league content that wel scrape by into fourth,

    We are now stuck with a GK whose confidnce is shot to pieces and is a poor GK even when he has confidence. Im sure all the manure, chelsea fans are over the moon at the news as no threta from arsenal this year.

    If he da signed a keeper we could have all backed the team with confidence – now i look forward to the reaction to his next clanger at the emirates – wenger whats your next excuse?

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  15. Wes says:

    More likely that you are an idiot

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  16. Tom says:

    I’m very disappointed but not surprised. Wenger’s decision to stick with a sub-standard goalkeeper for 4 years is his biggest error. I’ve backed almost all of Wenger’s decisions – I even understood the rationale behind signing Silvestre!

    But I could never fathom why Wenger made Almunia our number 1, least of all for 4 years. Almunia never has been and never will be good enough and it’s a weakness that will be exposed over the course of a 60 game season.

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  17. jane green says:

    I cant beleive that wenger thinks aluminia is a world class goalie!

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  18. chris says:

    as everyone’s saying… highly disappointed but not surprised by this. Surely even wenger wouldnt have truly left such a big decision to the last day of the window.. surely not even him. Almunia can be solid enough.. just not over a whole season..whilst fabianski will never be good enough, hes made too many mistakes now to make it at arsenal..

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  19. Rory says:

    Now we have lost Schwarzer, so what. But don’t support Almunia, he could not keep out a shot from a 5 year old. We have been linked with the French No1 Hugo Lloris, I say bid 12 million for him and then bid for a decent striker maybe Andy Carrol, If not then wait until January to sign Carrol its simple!

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  20. king gooner says:

    why the f**k is enger even bothering to deal with that ex MANURE C**T WHO hates us-there was no way it was ever going to happen barring a miracle-this is a joke…

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  21. Gunningooner says:

    wenger bidded for hugo lloris as well, so that may turn out good

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  22. damstar says:

    this is absoultely ridiculous from wenger. just like mourinho said, we aint gonna win shit with alminia. he is sh**.

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  23. chris says:

    surely wenger hasnt really bid for lloris on the last day of the window..if he was going to do it, it would have been before surely..lyon wont sell now

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  24. damstar says:

    we didnt make any bid for lloris. no reliable source has confirmed this yet. we fu**ed up for another season. now cesc will leave for barca trophyless no doubt about that. fu** wenger!

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  25. keith says:

    This is pure negligence by Wenger what has been doing all summer? even Spurs have managed to get the experience spartek Moscow Keeper on a season loan today.
    Again all summer we fans wait for a big name signing a 25 million plus player and again nothing
    Our total spend if you take the money from ED will be the lowest apart from Blackpool,
    Wenger and the board are hoping that the fans will forget all the cash made from selling our best players over the last six years which is the last time we won something

    A very dissapointed fan not alone today i feel

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  26. Brian says:

    I hate transfer deadline day, usually the same old sh*t. Got a feeling when this goes down to the final minutes, there might actually be a signing this time.

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  27. tman76 says:

    Ive been saying for years that well never – ever – win anything with Almunia as our GK…Wenger plays youth and reserves int the carling and fa cups – which leaves us with just the possibilty of Champs League and the EPL…No team has ever won eithe of those trphies without a top class keeper – this is because the tighter it gets the true tests come – and Almunia has proven that he cant handle the big matches time and time again….even Wenger said it this summer that Almunia cant handle the big games…So once again save yourself a season of agony and resign yourself to the fact that Wenger HAS NO AMBITION TO WIN ANYTHING….For the sake of a few million he could have signed one of a dozen top class keepers – but he refuses…as to why, I guess none of us will ever really know.

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  28. Swagger says:

    Typical from arsenal fans! Wenger this, wenger that…bla bla bla…
    Almunia isn’t the best keeper in the world but he isn’t as bad as people say he is. Schwarzer is a useless keeper. He isn’t better than almunia in any way. He’s 38 for goodness sake. If we were talkin about Given or Lloris or any world-class keeper, I would have understood but we’re talkin about schwarzer. Arsenal scored 5 goals against schwarzer last season while we couldn’t score a goal against cech. Now cam u compare them? Schwarzer is wack!

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  29. JakSparrow says:

    What’s this rubbish of backin Almunia. We’ve been backing him for the past 3 seasons. This is awful stuff from Wenger. Sometimes, I think he just wants to prove a personal point and he puts all that petty stuff before the interest of the club. Frankly I dont know why a club like arsenal will bid exactly the same amount for a player, twice in the same window. Arsenal will be up there no doubt about that, this season. But our keepers, as always will be our downfall and that’s just sad. This has completely ruined my day.

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  30. Swagger says:

    Typical from arsenal fans! Wenger this, wenger that…bla bla bla…
    Almunia isn’t the best keeper in the world but he isn’t as bad as people say he is. Schwarzer is a useless keeper. He isn’t better than almunia in any way. He’s 38 for goodness sake. If we were talkin about Given or Lloris or any world-class keeper, I would have understood but we’re talkin about schwarzer. Arsenal scored 5 goals against schwarzer last season while we couldn’t score a goal against cech. Now cam u compare them? Schwarzer is wack!

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  31. Sam says:

    @arsenal4ever.
    Iunderstand you are disappointed, but your reaction is disgraceful. You should change your name to arsenal4goodtimesonly.

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  32. damstar says:

    Am officially announcing that am not an arsenal fan anymore. I am tired of this crap. another trophyless season looming. am not a loser, am a real winner. i hate arsene and his failed policy. AM OUT!

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  33. tw says:

    if wenger comes out with a ‘we were close to signing someone but it didn’t happen’ again it’ll be his fault again..

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  34. gt says:

    you spoilt arsenal fans. go eat your prawn sandwiches, and stop calling yourself fans, makes me sick. support your team and your manager. i’m happy with the team we have. schwarzer = prem? idiots. so without him we haven’t a chance, come on. we have a very strong squad and should have a great chance to win the prem this year. some ppl on this board are just twats.

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  35. John R says:

    I’m an embarassed to be an arsenal fan sometimes because of some of you whining immature people on here. I can’t believe someone said they are gonna stop supporting arsenal because we didn’t get schwarzer. You don’t deserve to be arsenal fans.

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  36. damstar says:

    Yes i dont deserve to be an arsenal fan cos am not a loser! Ur a bunch of losers here! am going to join the real Winners not the stingy losers!

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  37. fraster says:

    Typical Board/Wenger decisions….no new GK, no new reinforcements in defence and now, with RvP injured, no clear forward….3rd since now, definitely yes…..

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  38. John R says:

    @damstar good we don’t want you.

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  39. damstar says:

    Stingy losers! I dont know why they allow cesc to stay in the first place. I am absolutely sure cesc will leave ur loser club in the next year. i pity the poor lad.

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  40. PeacockJac says:

    You’ve said that you are going to go join the ‘winners’… who exactly are the ‘winners’ this season? No one has won a damn thing, unless you want to count the Emirates Cup or the Community Shield.

    Go back to your hole.

    We are a top 3 team. Yes, a keeper who could command the box better would have been nice, even Wenger suggested this. But, as someone stated above, if no one wants to sell, what do you expect Wenger to do?

    Honestly, I see a last second deal going down. One under the radar that no one saw coming.

    Does that mean that you are going to be an Arsenal fan again damstar? Pshh. But we are the ‘losers’. At least we support a club with our hearts and are not bandwagon fans. Enjoy what you have. If you really want to be a part of a team who buys all of their ‘top’ players, then go be a ManCity or Real fan. Have fun. Because they don’t have disappointments ever.

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  41. Fulhamite says:

    I see the ‘Winging Wenger’ spreads his poison. It really gets to you lot.
    Did you really think you would get Schwartzer? if so you must be as daft as that frog.

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  42. PeacockJac says:

    @Fulhamite

    How is it ‘daft’ to think that a player may be coming to the Emirates who publicly stated that he wanted the move? More times that not, that leads to the player moving to the said club.

    This time, it didn’t happen. Oh well. The team will deal. But suggesting that someone is ‘daft’ because they thought a deal might go through, after all that was publicized by the player and the selling club, is pretty ‘daft’ on your part.

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  43. damstar says:

    @peacockjac, Am not taking my word back. your coach is a real liar and a stingy man. he said wen the season was over that he will spend and he can compete with chelsea. he said we gonna sign some quality experience players. is koscielny a quality yet? is chamach a quality? squillaci? i dont need to talk too much on this anymore. I know u guys are in trouble wen cesc leave ur club next summer or maybe in january. Most of you guys are happy now cos cesc is still around, wait until he leaves then u guys will be ashame to be an arsenal fan. Am going to join Man u or the chavs cos those are the team that knows how to win. at least they win a trophy every season unlike u losers. 5 years without anything. not even a carling cup. smh. FAILED PEOPLE! LOSERS!

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  44. JakSparrow says:

    Okay all u ppl that DON’T eat prawn sandwiches, calm down. (btw they taste good!) Look while i think ppl who think they need to go support another club because we did not sign a player or went trophyless are simply overreacting, I think it’s okay to accomodate constructive criticisms. Most of the critics here havent said that they r going to support another club. They simply are voicing their frustration at our failure to reinforce an obvious weak dept. Surely i think as a fan, we are allowed to do that. We cant be all happy-go-lucky, hold hands and sing songs every time. We want to see the team prosper as much as anyone, but there’s the feeling that we have a golden opportunity with this group of players but every 1 step we take forward, we take another 3 back.

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  45. damstar says:

    @jaksparrow, we have been saying dat every season that we have a chance but that is always turn out to be nothing after the season. now van ppersie is out already with injury. also nasri and the next player to get injured will be rosicky and then arshavin and then cesc i can bet you. tht is how ur season always turned upside down. You guys got no chance at all to win anythin this season. that is the fact. take it or leave it! whole bunch of injury prone players and stingy management. u guys are not ripe enuff to win a trophy and i dont think you will ever get riped. cos in the next year or two, mancity will be winning trophhies and dominating and at that time you guys will still be building and building and building until jesus comes. AM OUT!

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  46. PeacockJac says:

    @damstar

    One player does not make a team. When Fab leaves, we will throw Wilshire, Ramsey, or Arshavin in his place. I would actually prefer Arshavin playing in that advanced CM role as I believe that is where he plays the best.

    But, either way, we have the class to cover, believe it or not, for our captain, should he decide to move on.

    The fact that your argument against Wenger is that we will be in trouble when ONE player leaves in the future. Your knowledge of the team and of the game makes me think that Arsenal isn’t really losing much of a fan with you leaving. If you even were an Arsenal fan to begin with, which I doubt :)

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  47. PeacockJac says:

    @JakSparrow

    I agree. But with this years team, I believe that we are the same as past years, with just a little more quality in the defense and offensive positions. We replaced Campbell, Gallas and Silvestre with our 2 defensive signings. We replaced Eduardo with our 1 offensive signing. Same team, a little more quality.

    We were close last season.

    I agree that a new keeper could push us over the top. But, I also don’t think we are that far off the mark still.

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  48. Jutmanc says:

    Fulham trying to push through a deal to sign Doni on loan?? according to Skysports.com

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  49. […] signing could pave the way for Mark Schwarzer’s ongoing move to Arsenal which was earlier ruled out by Fulham […]

  50. Fulhamite says:

    Supporters…….is that what you call yourselves. “Winging Wenger” its very catching among the “Gooners” and did you really think you was going to get Schwartzer? if you did you are as daft as the frog.

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  51. London Gun says:

    The level of pessimism here sickens me…..get a grip.

    It is impossible for anyone here to second guess what goes on in the transfer market at Arsenal or our future plans, we could have been in for every keeper from here to timbuktoo for all you know, we do not carry out our transfers in public and never have done under Wenger. Any decent keeper currently is deeply seated with our competitors….why would these clubs want to strengthen our squad to their detriment?

    You can only buy what is for sale, if those available arent up to scratch or dont fit in with our long term plans, you dont buy….unless you want to set your stool out like Man City have done throwing money around like confetti, great long term strategy that is a mercenary bunch of Prima Donnas…I for one dont want to see that happen to my beloved club and am happy to see our sustainable approach.

    If you dont want to positively follow the best club in the world (In my eyes, which are by no means rose tinted) and dont like the way in which business is conducted, let your feet do the talking, walk away, give up your season ticket, I will be more than happy to take it on….assuming you have ever been to a game that is!

    I would love to see the right keeper join us, I am not so sure that Schwarzer was that person and I would have been annoyed if we had signed a 38 year old for 4 million for possibly one injury dogged season, but then its not my call and I understand that, I am not Wenger who coincidentally is a victim of his own success, having set the world alight when he joined us.

    I love my club and will back them no matter what…if you dont share that passion kindly do one with your negativity, it benefits noone, especially Arsenal, you’d be better suited to the wheeler dealer scum at shite hart lane, the Chavs or Citeh.

    In Wenger I trust….do you?

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  52. KoloLej says:

    People are allowed to be pessimistic.

    We obviously needed a keeper… by making a bid for Schwarzer (even though he would have been only slightly better than what we had) we admitted we needed a keeper.

    We now are stuck with what we had last year and without a doubt Almunia and Fabianski will cost us points this year.

    It is an absolute joke.

    I said all summer with a new keeper we can challenge for the title and without one we can’t

    The fact that we identified we needed a keeper and couldn’t get a deal done is nothing short of a disgrace

    Not to mention if VP is out for a while Chamakh is our only fit striker.

    An injury to him and we’re back to Arshavin up front?

    Terrible transfer window again full of broken promises yet again

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  53. M says:

    we can only hope Almunia plays relatively good season like 2 ones preceding the previous one

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  54. damstar says:

    Even sunderland are spending 13 million pounds on a player. we never go beyond 10 million pounds signing and you telling me we gonna win trophies? HECK NO! Am not gonna set myself for another dissapointing trophyless season anymore. Man united here i come!

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  55. Gooner says:

    @damstar: wtf do u want? u dont even deserve to be an arsenal fan

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  56. Tom says:

    @London Gun

    No one is asking Wenger to ‘throw money around like confetti’.

    It’s not unreasonable to express annoyance at Wenger’s failure to sign a good goalkeeper in the last 4 years. It’s not about Schwarzer or Given, it’s that he hasn’t solved an obvious weakness despite having had a very long time to do so.

    Wenger deserves all the credit in the world for what he’s done for the club. Personally, I think he’s got pretty much everything right and both his vision and work rate is astonishing.

    But that doesn’t make him immune to criticism and the goalkeeping situation will cost us again and again until it’s solved. There’s nothing ‘negative’ about stating that.

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  57. beary says:

    Damstar,

    I am guessing you are about 12 years old or younger, as any grown man with your attitude is pathetic.

    Get a grip you immature fool. No one wants you to be an Arsenal fan with that stinking attitude.

    Go and glory support at Chelsea then. See if we care you moron.

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  58. damstar says:

    gooner, yes i agree with you i dont deserve it cos AM NOT A LOSER! I DONT WANNA BE SETTING MYSELF FOR DISSAPIONTMENT EVERY DAMN SEASON. AM TIRED OF THIS. I HAVE BEEN A FAN FOR ALMOST 13 YEARS NOW BUT I THINK IS TIME TO PUT AN END TO THIS. IS GONNA BE HARD FOR ME TO SUPPORT OTHER TEAM BUT I AM SO SURE DAT I WILL TRY AND I WILL BE A RED DEVIL FAN FOR EVER! STINGY MANAGEMENT, MANAGER, INJURY PRONE AND UNRIPED PLAYERS WHO WILL NEVER GET RIPED. THAT IS NOT MY PORTION THIS SEASON!

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  59. damstar says:

    @beary, you know i dont use any offensive word to anyone here. am not abusing anyone either. so u dont have the right to say those words to me fyi. if u dont like wat i said dont write me and just shut ur mouth up. again, use ur glasses, i am not joining chelsea. i am joining manchester united! stop been blind man.

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  60. Brian says:

    I hope Schwarzer was a decoy, and Arsene has a worthwile gk signing lined up for today.

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  61. c gander says:

    im speechless, how can we have not purchased a goalkeeper????? All summer we had and we make 2 identical bids basically taking the piss, wenger has one more season if we dont win anything he has got to go and the fans have to take measures into there own hands!!

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  62. Gooner says:

    @damstar: if your a man u fan, then remind me again why are u still here??

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  63. Afc kings says:

    I bet Hughes loves the fact he’s got one over on wenger the sheep shagging welsh twat

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  64. Gooner says:

    btw we can still buy players abroad

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  65. Afc kings says:

    I just know arsenes gonna say when asked about today in his Gallic voice” ve ver close” oh well the Spanish waiter it is till January at least

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  66. Afc kings says:

    No we can’t coz they can’t be registered with the premier league

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  67. GunnerMacedonia says:

    to be fair, i felt shocked a few moments ago when i saw this. but now i realize i don`t have any reason to be pessimistic and feel down. unlike last year, now we have quality in the back four, and they will protect manuel nicely. and we can still buy schwarzer or any other in january, so why panic?
    last year we were out of the race in the final 2 months, until then we were good. wenger will buy him in january, for less and we`ll be good.
    btw damstar,i don`t want to fight with anyone, but none obligated you to be an arsenal fan, if you want to you can quit and be man utd fan, it`s your right. i myself am arsenal fan for 10 or so years, but i`m not giving up like you, i`m being patient for things to happen, as i know they will.
    be optimistic everyone, we have a nice season ahead of us :D

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  68. tw says:

    wengers a stubborn old fool, if he really wanted to win something this season he just blew it

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  69. ola ahmed dayo a.k.a naijafabregas says:

    AM SPEECHLESS AND GROSSLY CROSSED RIGHT NOW!!! This doesn’t show a good sign of a very successful season. BTW, is it me or are ALL Arsenal players too lightweight? Even Obertan in Man U with his dazzling skills hasn’t gotten much playing time cos of his physique. I really don’t like seeing our players get shoved off the ball. Most especially our defenders and strikers. Chamakh,Vermaelen,Kos,Sagna and Cesc are ALL too freaking lightweight in IMHO….I also would like to appreciate the fact that Chamakh has been helping with defending set-pieces as seen against B’burn when he wrestled Samba time and again. Its not the end of the world and as Arsene has made every Gooner believe, “WE ARE WINNING TITLES NEXT SEASON”. Supporting Arsenal can really be provoking at times but hey, I still see myself supporting only ONE team in England which is A R S E N A L Football Club of England.
    C’mon y’all Gooners. Wish us all the very BEST this season and beyond.

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  70. Angry fan says:

    What a massive disappointment. Wenger out. Enough is enough. It’s a joke.

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  71. gooner92 says:

    im really angry that we didnt get a keeper but i dont think people should say get wenger out. we need him and who would we replace him with?????????

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  72. pete says:

    those Wenger out brigade are fools of the highest order.
    its dissappointing, it really is, but Manuel showed encouraging signs at Blackburn, now lets get behind him and the team. We have no other choice.

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  73. armagharsenal says:

    Iv said all along that I dont think Schwarzer is any better than Almunia only taller!! But i really did what a world class keeper!!Come on Arsenal!!!!!!!!!Il still be at the emirates cheering the boys on!!!!

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  74. Angry Fan says:

    im sick of all you wenger fans, lets get behind the team rubbish. Would almunia get into any top 6 team? NO CHANCE!!! we have suffered to long in the hands of wenger. this team hasn’t worked, clear out time starting from the top.
    Here is a little prediction for you…. come may, we will have won nothing AGAIN…. cecs will leave for sure and we will fall out of the top4 next year and this is all because ‘sir wenger’ is a stubborn old man who wont admit his faults or wrongs.
    Lets see how many of you change your tune in may.

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  75. London Gun says:

    @Tom

    The main people my comments were aimed at were the plastics who want to sack everyone or change teams on the strength of a transfer period that hasnt gone the way they perceive it should.

    I am as frustrated as you but like to balance with the positives, constructive criticism is great, when you are fully furnished with all the facts.

    My point was we only see the end product and what the ill informed press / guessing pundits feed us, we do not see what goes on behind the scenes and Arsene certainly makes no promises as suggested, if anything his consistent silence on boardroom affairs is quite the opposite, if not frustrating (Although for clear business reasons in a cut throat marketplace).

    As with any big business deal there is a bigger picture and we are only privileged with a snapshot, so I feel to judge without all the facts is a little unfair.

    Also I have not seen a keeper of the quality and experience we require signed by anyone this transfer period, I dont imagine this is coincidence. Although I take your point about the last 4 years, Given would have been nice before he went to Citeh and I am sure there have been others.

    I have come to terms over the years, with the fact that I dont in fact know better than Wenger.
    If we are honest how many would have binned Henry, Toure, Song, Diaby, Clichy and RVP after their first season and would have bought a replacement for Viera and not given Cesc the break he needed…..where would Arsenal be with us in charge, particularly with the tight economic restraints that our new stadium brought with it.

    The current team is nothing short of remarkable given the resources and I am not just talking about the current crop, I refer to the next generation and the one after that waiting in the wings. We are better prepared than any other club for the future in regards to the new rules and those that UEFA have in the pipeline, we have Wenger to thank for that. Silverware will inevitably follow.

    So in summary I think we need to weigh up the pros and the cons of the club as inevitably every club has them, put our frustrations aside and either get behind the club or leave them behind. Not threaten to become Manure fans as some have childishly suggested, I would rather be in league 2 than go down that route.

    A supporter of Arsenal does exactly what it says on the tin…SUPPORTS Arsenal, not seek any possible weakness or opportunity to deride the team or its management. No other teams fans hold their team with such contempt, why should we be the exception.

    It saddens me how the club has changed with a glimpse of success.

    Gooner til I die.

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  76. Shaun says:

    i feel that the spuds are going to start being a bigger club! pains me to say it but i feel times are changing in north london! im a gunner! through and through but what is going on? why no keeper? is he dilusional? arry goes and pulls out van der vaart! and for 8 mil! wtf! come on wenger!

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  77. Gooner From Leicester says:

    @ London Gun. Spot on mate, though sometimes i wish he would bite the bullet and spend on someone worth while!!! (GK)

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  78. arsenal4ever says:

    wenker never wanted to seal any deals today. He was watching England train. For what does this assh… gets 6mill??? WEnger out but it will never happen :-(!!

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  79. gt says:

    @damstar

    why are you on this board if you dont support arsenal. just leave, we dont want your type of support here. as for not supporting the team cause your not a loser? what sort of crap is that? so arsenal dont do well and you wont support them? what a fan!?!? you sound like a loser for even saying something like that.

    come on arsenal! we can do it.

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  80. gt says:

    @London Gun

    I agree with everything you said. It is the best club in the world and it is run right, not like city. London Gun is the type of fan i would love sit with at a game. totally the right attitude of have, a proper fan. wish more of the guys on here are like him.

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  81. Ricky says:

    I have been reading the articles/comments on these blogs for a long time now & wish some of you guys could really let your anger be heard in a positve way.. There are some real talented writters on here that really know how to get there points across in a constructive manner.

    I have posted a link below were i hope you guys could vent your anger & let our voices be heard! The board & the manager have been far to complacent in recent yrs & me plus many others have had enough of the lies & false promises to invest in the squad.

    http://www.arsenal.com/supportcentre/showContact/-2?setLogin=false

    So please get posting & keep us fellow gooners updated!

    Up the arse!

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  82. xainuddinx says:

    the problem with wenger is not really about his tactics or team selection and what not, its more about lining up AT THE VERY LEAST a good, strong and matured bunch of players to play and represent us on the pitch. the likes of RvP, arshavin, fabregas, sagna, clichy, rosicky and vermalaen are the kind of people we want to play FOR US THE FANS, FOR ARSENAL, with heart and soul, commitment of the highest level and with the bond of brotherhood amongst them to communicate and function as a solid team. other than that, most are just carrying weight, burdening the team with egotistical attitude, so snobbish even to the point of not decent enough to give a clap of respect for a pass given to them or a gesture of forgiveness for a mistake made. and these are the babies wenger trust day in day out to give us trophies he said, paid by our money in the millions. pathetic.

    we dont always need 20 million pounds to bring players of top quality such as eduardo, sagna, vermalaen and even arshavin, they are top class not because of their price, but because of their age and mentality, ready to commit 100% every single game. clubs with bigger debt ratios are still very able to invest back in the team, why not us, the club paraded here and there as having one of the top earnings and profits every year? dont tell me banks wont help us, one of the richest club in the world? why? we cant do good on our payments?

    i sincerely believe, if wenger had hold on to the likes of gilberto and pires, the youngsters would have so much to gain from them. denilson and gilberto would be a very solid, brazilian defensive partnership while song would come in for him in stages to follow his footsteps and pires would link up very well with nasri and walcott. fabregas is naturally gifted but just look at the players that surrounded him when he was growing up in the team. i would be kicking myself to death to prove my worth if im playing with henry, pires, gilbero, parlour, bergkamp and keown.

    own up, wenger. youre a great tactician and manager but despite of your economics degree, youre very bad at investing and spending money where its worthly needed most.

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  83. damstar says:

    i dont giv a damn f**k about wat anyone wrote about me here. we all know almunia aint gonna win us sh*t. unless we just kidding and lieing to ourselves here. he is an average goalie that is the fact. we need good reliable goalie to win any trophy. schwarzer may not be a world class gk but he is a good goalie and he is by far better than almunia. take it or leave it! arsene has let us down too much wit his lies and stingy policy. our players are too lightweight compare to chavs or manu players (only song verma and sagna are the solid player u got). we got the most injury record and i dont think that will change this season. we cant compare the invincinbles with a whole lot of injury prone french boys (and not men) we have now. We are not strong enuff to win title and we dont have enuff grit like chelsea, man u to win any majors to say the truth. we all know that wat am saying are all true and not lies. wat happen is most of you here cant take the truth cos is bitter and i dont care and am not fear to say it. like me or hate me i dont giv a f**k! I am 200% sure dat you aint gonna win shit with all ur glass unriped bunch of players that you got. phucking stingy losers!

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  84. damstar says:

    i dont really care about wat anyone wrote about me here. we all know almunia aint gonna win us nothing. unless we just kidding and lieing to ourselves here. he is an average goalie that is the fact. we need good reliable goalie to win any trophy. schwarzer may not be a world class gk but he is a good goalie and he is by far better than almunia. take it or leave it! arsene has let us down too much wit his lies and stingy policy. our players are too lightweight compare to chavs or manu players (only song verma and sagna are the solid player u got). we got the most injury record and i dont think that will change this season. we cant compare the invincinbles with a whole lot of injury prone french boys (and not men) we have now. We are not strong enuff to win title and we dont have enuff grit like chelsea, man u to win any majors to say the truth. we all know that wat am saying are all true and not lies. wat happen is most of you here cant take the truth cos is bitter and i dont care and am not fear to say it. like me or hate me i dont care! I am 200% sure dat you aint gonna win shit with all ur glass unriped bunch of players that you got. STINGY LOSERS!

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  85. damstar says:

    dont really care about wat anyone wrote about me here. we all know almunia aint gonna win us nothing. unless we just kidding and lieing to ourselves here. he is an average goalie that is the fact. we need good reliable goalie to win any trophy. schwarzer may not be a world class gk but he is a good goalie and he is by far better than almunia. take it or leave it! arsene has let us down too much wit his lies and stingy policy. our players are too lightweight compare to chavs or manu players (only song verma and sagna are the solid player u got). we got the most injury record and i dont think that will change this season. we cant compare the invincinbles with a whole lot of injury prone french boys (and not men) we have now. We are not strong enuff to win title and we dont have enuff grit like chelsea, man u to win any majors to say the truth. we all know that wat am saying are all true and not lies. wat happen is most of you here cant take the truth cos is bitter and i dont care and am not fear to say it. like me or hate me i dont care! I am 200% sure dat you aint gonna win nothing with all ur glass unriped bunch of boys that you got. boys dont win trophies. men win trophies. STINGY LOSERS!

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  86. John R says:

    @damstar get off here and go to the manure blogs.

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  87. John R says:

    And once we do win don’t come back here claiming you were an arsenal fan the whole time. Your fake.

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  88. damstar says:

    @ john R, Win? in your dream right? oh i forgot u won emirate cup and that is how far u can go dis season.

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  89. Gooner8 says:

    Isn’t there a transfer window in January? Maybe we can be optimistic for that? We have to have something worth leaving a current squad for – if it isn’t money, then it has to be trophies. Maybe if we’re sitting pretty in January, joining us may be more appealing…

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  90. damstar says:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3119826/Arsenal-hit-by-injury-to-Nicklas-Bendtner.html that is another news for u all losers. enjoy it. now u gonna really on one striker for over a month. ur glass players are starting to crack already. wat a bunch of immature young boys u got that ur calling players.

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  91. Gunningooner says:

    y is this guy such a twat? honestly, if u really hate arsenal, dont comment!

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  92. damstar says:

    No such thing as a great team without a great gk. Is like building ur house on a weak unreliable foundation. And we all know wat will happen when the storm come visit. Exactly. Enough said now.

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  93. Gunningooner says:

    Great!!!! It wasnt so hard just to say that was it???????

    I agree with you btw, we could have atleast bought a cheap Igor Akinfeev

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