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Aug

Fulham confirm that Schwarzer is staying put


Written by Chris Wheatley

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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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Bala
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5 years 8 months ago

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

A
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A
5 years 8 months ago

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.

Nabz
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Nabz
5 years 8 months ago

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

WillyG
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WillyG
5 years 8 months ago

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…

dan
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dan
5 years 8 months ago

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!!!

Stu
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Stu
5 years 8 months ago

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.

rellends
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rellends
5 years 8 months ago

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

stonroy
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stonroy
5 years 8 months ago

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

Josh
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Josh
5 years 8 months ago

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!!

Steven
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Steven
5 years 8 months ago

Any chance of making Vito and Chesney ahead of Flappy?

saram
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saram
5 years 8 months ago

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

Josh
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Josh
5 years 8 months ago

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.

arsenal4ever
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arsenal4ever
5 years 8 months ago

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

Gunnergetreal
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Gunnergetreal
5 years 8 months ago
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… Read more »
Wes
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Wes
5 years 8 months ago

More likely that you are an idiot

Tom
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Tom
5 years 8 months ago

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.

jane green
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jane green
5 years 8 months ago

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

chris
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chris
5 years 8 months ago

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..

Rory
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Rory
5 years 8 months ago

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!

king gooner
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king gooner
5 years 8 months ago

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…

Gunningooner
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Gunningooner
5 years 8 months ago

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

damstar
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damstar
5 years 8 months ago

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

chris
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chris
5 years 8 months ago

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

damstar
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damstar
5 years 8 months ago

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!

keith
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keith
5 years 8 months ago
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… Read more »
Brian
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5 years 8 months ago

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.

tman76
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tman76
5 years 8 months ago
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… Read more »
Swagger
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Swagger
5 years 8 months ago

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!

JakSparrow
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JakSparrow
5 years 8 months ago

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.

Swagger
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Swagger
5 years 8 months ago

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!

Sam
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Sam
5 years 8 months ago

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

damstar
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damstar
5 years 8 months ago

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!

tw
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tw
5 years 8 months ago

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

gt
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gt
5 years 8 months ago

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.

John R
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John R
5 years 8 months ago

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.

damstar
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damstar
5 years 8 months ago

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!

fraster
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fraster
5 years 8 months ago

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…..

John R
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John R
5 years 8 months ago

@damstar good we don’t want you.

damstar
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damstar
5 years 8 months ago

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.

PeacockJac
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PeacockJac
5 years 8 months ago
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… Read more »
Fulhamite
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5 years 8 months ago

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.

PeacockJac
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PeacockJac
5 years 8 months ago

@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.

damstar
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damstar
5 years 8 months ago
@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… Read more »
JakSparrow
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JakSparrow
5 years 8 months ago
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… Read more »
damstar
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damstar
5 years 8 months ago
@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… Read more »
PeacockJac
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PeacockJac
5 years 8 months ago
@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… Read more »
PeacockJac
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PeacockJac
5 years 8 months ago

@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.

KoloLej
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KoloLej
5 years 8 months ago
Jutmanc
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Jutmanc
5 years 8 months ago

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

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