Post by Rusholme Ruffian on Jul 4, 2012 18:04:08 GMT 1
The striking options at city would be ridiculous. Balotelli, Rvp, tevez, aguero, dzeko. What's the point of having young players like nimely, guidetti, scapuzzi etc on their books, they will never get a look in.
They also still have Santa cruz and Adebayor!!
But don't think it is all about the money, he wants to win something. And I'm sure Arsene knew, Podolski and Giroud already come in
Post by stuttgartershrew on Jul 4, 2012 18:35:46 GMT 1
I was thinking the signings of Podolski and Giroud would have seen him stay at the Arse for a little but longer. But in this day and age, with money being the be all and end all, how many clubs have a realistic chance of winning the title? As much as we fans can applaud the way Arsenal go about their business (well I do anyhows) it's not much consolation for the lads on their books. If the Arse continue as they are, running a tight ship, then I guess its understandable if one or two take the chance to move to club with real aspirations of winning the title. What better club than the current champions. This wouldn't be a step down for him, it would be a step up. And I don't think you can blame the lad for that (if he does go)...
RVP has decided (apparently) to ply his trade somewhere else. He's 29, is ambitious and has decided that either he wants an increase in his pay (which Arsenal, under their pay restrictions, are unlikely to match) and/or wants to eventually be in with a chance of winning trophies.For the life of me i can't see whats wrong with that. Arsenal have stood by him during his time there when he was besett by injuries, and during the time when his public life was becoming a concern. He, in return, repaid them by scoring many important goals, culminating in a glorious last? season in which his goals took them to a Champions League place and the resultant riches that that will bring.
Now he wants to go. This scenario has been played out over many years by many players. Unfortunately, one word comes into this which colours many fans view of the situation, and its the nebulous word..LOYALTY.
As far as the football-handbook is concerned the word loyalty comes between the words Fairies and Yeti, and have one thing in common....!
be interesting to get a arsenal fans view on things ( have 2 at work so will find out ), l think they cant moan about loyalty on this one he has been there a while now and given plenty of notice that he wants to see how things are looking ahead at the gunners and now he feels that there way forward is different to his. everyone thinks he will end up at city but i dont think he will unless they get a few off the books tevez etc etc first...it may well work in arsenals favour that they have to change and not keep relying on the goals of one man in the future..
One amazing season and he wants out, for several years wenger and arsenal stood by him supporting him while he was on the treatment table 24/7 and this is the loyalty he shows. What a w****r.
Think arsenal will be fine with the signings they made anyway, love how happy the spurs fans are when they got that moron as there new boss and are probably about to lose vdv and modric plus no Adebayor next season.
Post by shrewinjapan on Jul 5, 2012 13:06:08 GMT 1
Adebayor not such a big loss, need to buy some forwards anyway. Not sure if VDV will go. Modric probably will but should get big money in return. Whatever, should still be comfortably better than Liverpool.
Adebayor was immense for them last season, had there most assists and goals... There keeper is ancient, there defense is mediocre at best, there CM isn't great without Modric either and Van de Vaart is being heavily linked to hamburg. Bale isn't consistant and is overrated anyway, lennon is decent, defoe is mediocre. Oh and there manager was doing a great job of destroying chelsea.
Spurs have had there little purple patch, it's over now.
And liverpool have been oh so much better in recent seasons. Plus their keeper had a poor season, their defence is mediocre at best, there CM isn't great without Gerrard and Suarez is being heavily linked to Juventus. I would say Henderson is overrated anyway but he isn't rated. Downing is decent maybe. Carroll is mediocre.
Besides you've gotta get past Newcastle, Chelsea and Everton before getting above Spurs.
Apparently he's seen the fixture list, and fancied his chances getting 20+ goals by mid-season. After the West Ham game he'll only need another 6 and there ya go, simples.
Gettin a bit chirpy now the Saucepans have got a manager who goes to Matalan aren't you
Well at least he shows some sartorial flare. Big Fat Sweaty Sam was last seen eyeing up the Summer Collection at Tents and Marquees. Expect to see him at the Flowershow, running his eyes over the best in the Vegetable Section in time for the new season.