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Arsenal support turns on Ozil and Wenger. 7

Posted on February 08, 2014 by Eddie S

Mention Arsenal on this site and we are inundated with abuse and condemnation from the red side of North London yet when Tottenham suffer a humiliating defeat watch the ridicule that heads our way from the Arsenal supporters who just like us love to see our neighbours fail. When Arsenal players like Frimpong , now shown the door,  Szczesny who quickly jumped onto Twitter to ridicule our 6-0 defeat at City and one or two others attempt to wind us up then when the opportunity arises that the same thing happens to Arsenal then it is only reasonable for them to expect ridicule in return. Today Arsenal were battered by the same five goals by Liverpool, four of them in the first 19 minutes,  just like the six at the Etihad the same hiding was handed out to Arsenal.

United and Arsenal panic buying costs them. 42

Posted on September 03, 2013 by Guest Writer

As the transfer window approached it’s conclusion both Arsenal and Manchester United were forced to show their hand to placate the masses that support them. Neither have had the best of starts to the season although Arsenal managed to calm matters with the important home victory over their nearest neighbours.
Manchester United have been linked to a number of creative midfielders in the mould of Fabregas, Modric and the Barcelona youngster who eventually plumped for Bayern Munich rather. Efforts to sign Anders Herrera and then Khedira from Madrid both failed as did a last ditch attempt to sign De Rossi from Roma until eventually they were forced into paying way over the odds for Fellaini. When you consider that his buyout clause was only £23m until a month ago, to finally be forced into paying about £28m as a last resort clearly points to a purchase simply for the sake of it. Fellaini is a decent player but he is nothing like the type of players targeted who were all in the playmaker mould,. What happened to Leighton Baines? He was the first player that they bid for and United even made a joint bid for the two of them for a combined fee of £28m.
Over at the Emirates Wenger and even his players have been talking of their need of a new forward, Higuain, Suarez, Benzema and Rooney were all targeted. A defensive midfielder and more help in the centre of defence were also apparently needed, there was also plenty of effort trying to secure a new keeper with the QPR keeper said to be odds on to join for most of the summer. Come the last day of the window and Arsenal and Wenger almost treble their previous record transfer fee, destroy their wage structure, pay something like £10m over the top and simply bring in another midfielder in the mould of Wilshere, Cazorla, Arteta and Ramsey as well as another average back up keeper.
Let’s be clear Fellaini and Ozil are both good players but even the most ardent of supporters of both United and Arsenal will have been left disappointed by the events of the transfer window, neither player would have been considered essential to the team or what was actually needed and so it all smacks of desperation.
Just about every club in the top ten, and many below, have managed to strengthen their team and squads in this window, but could you actually the same about United and Arsenal having seen almost all of their targets slip away.
Many supporters of both clubs will be happy that they eventually splashed the cash, many will openly state that they are satisfied with yesterday’s transfer dealings, unfortunately the reality is that these last minute deals have papered over the cracks. Tottenham probably thought on Sunday that they were about to lose the services of Etienne Capoue for a large chunk of the season, a big loss but not so much when you consider that he was an alternative to Sandro and so AVB has quality cover in that position. Imagine either of Ozil or Fellaini picking up a knock, they are not just back up or squad players they have been brought in to galvanise the team and if they were out for any length of time it would be a big loss to them.

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