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11-22-2012, 02:51 PM
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Do Arsenal really play more of a static game out wide looking for crosses now? Huntelaar has a great header, very good shot and positioning but he has next to no explosiveness, he's not gonna run and gun with Walcott and Podolski that's for sure.
Not really - still have a lot of movement, and with the vision and movement capabilities of Wilshere and Cazorla down the middle and Podolski and Walcott down the sides, along with Giroud in the middle, it can really open up space for a slippery bugger like Hunterlaar. Then again, of course, something has to go if he joins, and I'm not sure whether it'll be Walcott. I feel that he will re-sign.

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What I would really like is for us to invest in our poor/mediocre backline. That's something I've been demanding for the past 5 years and it's yet to happen.
I think you can't ask for much more than Sagna/Merts/Kos/Verm, though left-back does sorely need an upgrade if Gibbs keeps getting injured like this. I like the rumored move for Jetro Willams - give Gibbs an understudy that can fill in for him when he's injured, someone that's young, moldable, and can run miles instead of being a senseless pylon like good ole' Santos. Mbiwa would've been a good buy, but I guess that didn't materialize, and won't now with the new deal he signed.

Striker, Goalie, Left-back, maybe Midfielder (those Holtby rumors don't seem to go away) and get rid of Chamakh (who seems certain to go according to signs), Santos, Squillaci, Mannone, maybe Arshavin. Don't think we'll see anything as drastic as that, but probably one or two of the buys will materialize, and Chamakh/Santos will be surplused/loaned.

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11-23-2012, 10:04 AM
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Juan Agudelo having a "tryout"/training session with Celtic

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11-23-2012, 11:54 AM
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Most of the MLS' young players will have these. Hamid probably will be off somewhere. Najar as well. Maybe DeLeon.

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11-23-2012, 12:33 PM
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Most of the MLS' young players will have these. Hamid probably will be off somewhere. Najar as well. Maybe DeLeon.
Austin Barry and Alibaba are with Atletico Madrid.

But the difference is that Agudelo WANTS to move to Europe, and not just train to gain experience (MLS Website)


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Emirates deal starts next financial year, so Wenger has existing £40m available in Jan & £30m from first Emirates installment in summer #afc


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11-23-2012, 12:52 PM
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I believe Celtic are interested in him, if they can make it work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20467826

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11-23-2012, 02:11 PM
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I believe Celtic are interested in him, if they can make it work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20467826
yeah lenny seems like he wants to sign him. we could get him at good value because although hes got talent and athletic ability he hasnt translated that into production at club level yet. it would be exciting to have an american at celtic and not just 3rd choice keeper like cervi was.

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11-24-2012, 02:34 PM
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So I've been hearing about Torres being back to Liverpool, but on loan. Any truth to this?

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11-24-2012, 02:36 PM
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Not heard anything like that, I am 1000% sure that would never happen. For some people that would be the last straw with the current owners.

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11-24-2012, 02:37 PM
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Emirates deal starts next financial year, so Wenger has existing £40m available in Jan & £30m from first Emirates installment in summer #afc
Good news, but I need to see it to believe it. Question, how much money do we still have from RvP, Song, Nasri, Cesc left?


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11-24-2012, 02:43 PM
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There are rumours on JA that Arsenal are going after

Huntelaar (Reasonable rumour)
Wilfried Zaha (I hope to God, plz no)
Lewandowski (I would love him, but doubt it)
Jetro Willems (To replace the amazing-act of Andre Santos)

The biggest one is Henry back on loan to Arsenal.

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11-24-2012, 02:46 PM
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I want Robert Lewandowski at Chelsea. Falcao would be GREAT, but Lewandowski is not a bad plan B.

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11-24-2012, 03:41 PM
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"Ashley Cole, left back, will be a red and blue player this summer"

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11-24-2012, 03:43 PM
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I think Lewa is probably heading to Arsenal. He'd do pretty good there I think.

Love watching him play for Dortmund though!

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I think he'll be playing for Juve next season actually. They want a high-profile striker, have the cash, and present a good chance to win the Champions League.

Wenger isn't spending 30m on anyone, now or ever. His vision for Arsenal is what he has been doing, this is his project. He will go down with the ship if needed.

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11-24-2012, 03:48 PM
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I think he'll be playing for Juve next season actually. They want a high-profile striker, have the cash, and present a good chance to win the Champions League.

Wenger isn't spending 30m on anyone, now or ever.
There's only two players that he would of have ever spent over 30M on, and those are Hazard and Gotze. Wenger hinted that his bid for Hazard got accepted by Lille, but Eden wasn't interested in Arsenal anymore.

Obviously, Wenger has publicly stated that he loves Gotze. I'm sure if he had the green light, he would pull the trigger. But once again, would Gotze accept? If you ask me, right now, Dortmund have a better team than Arsenal. They can win the Bundesliga and potentially the Champions League as well.

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11-24-2012, 03:54 PM
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I think Lewa is probably heading to Arsenal. He'd do pretty good there I think.

Love watching him play for Dortmund though!
I don't think Arsenal can afford the kind of wages he's after.

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There's only two players that he would of have ever spent over 30M on, and those are Hazard and Gotze. Wenger hinted that his bid for Hazard got accepted by Lille, but Eden wasn't interested in Arsenal anymore.

Obviously, Wenger has publicly stated that he loves Gotze. I'm sure if he had the green light, he would pull the trigger. But once again, would Gotze accept? If you ask me, right now, Dortmund have a better team than Arsenal. They can win the Bundesliga and potentially the Champions League as well.
Götze will probably cost more than 30M by the time he wants to leave Dortmund. And there will likely be bigger teams than Arsenal willing to pay for him.

There's no question that Dortmund are better than Arsenal right now, either.

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11-25-2012, 05:05 AM
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So I've been hearing about Torres being back to Liverpool, but on loan. Any truth to this?
I hope not, stay at Chelsea please

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11-25-2012, 08:23 AM
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Awful rumor suggesting Downing to Arsenal for 10. What fools

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11-26-2012, 03:16 PM
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My team. Ha. Would unreal.

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11-26-2012, 07:21 PM
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I hope he returns to United, would Sir Alex allow it ?

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11-26-2012, 09:03 PM
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I hope he returns to United, would Sir Alex allow it ?
Why not, they're in good terms these days. The big question is if there's really a need for him. Though I'd say if would be hard to find a United fan that would turn down Becks joining the team for the rest of the season. There'd at least be one good crosser in the team.

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11-26-2012, 09:24 PM
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whats the point.

are 2 old men not enough?

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11-27-2012, 11:06 AM
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Guus Hiddink retiring at the end of this year as per Stefan Coerts

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Joni Kauko (Inter Turku) to FSV Frankfurt

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whats the point.

are 2 old men not enough?
More options for rotation. Giggs and Scholes can't play two games in a week and with United's injury troubles, a cheap extra player wouldn't hurt.

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