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Wenger weighs in with £9m Paulinho bid and Arsenal boss also wants Holtby.July 2012.

Posted on July 06, 2013 by Eddie S

With thanks to “Triffic Tottenham” the above headline from the Mail dated 17th July 2012 really amused everybody at JTN and we felt was worth bringing to the attention of more Tottenham supporters. What actually happened now needs no explaining as both players are contracted to Tottenham and fully expected to contribute massively to future success.

Many Arsenal supporters like to think that Lewis Holtby and Jan Vertonghen were never true targets of Arsene Wenger but Tottenham supporters would argue otherwise and this tends to prove the case in relation to Holtby to some extent. Last summer Vertonghen was also reported to be a big target of Arsenal but after discussions between the player and both North London clubs we shall be eternally grateful that he did not choose the dark side and saw the light.

On the back of this article from a year ago the Tottenham faithful will also take great pleasure in pointing out Arsenal’s misfortune in failing to secure the services of Paulinho, Tottenham would now seem to have signed a player of immense potential, another leader to add to the ranks and a player who knows what it takes to win the really big games.

Tottenham have clearly won the race over Arsenal to bring three big players to White Hart Lane and we should be overjoyed at doing so at the expense of our nearest neighbours and competitors. We have mentioned it before but Arsenal must be a little concerned that they have not yet signed Gonzalo Higuain, just how long is the flight bringing him to London for his medical, he apparently boarded the plane almost a week ago but still no announcement.

We keep hearing that Arsenal have a fortune to spend intending to make a statement to the top half dozen teams that they mean business, Higuain, Rooney and Fellaini seem to be their only genuine targets and United have already stated that Rooney stays!

5 to “Wenger weighs in with £9m Paulinho bid and Arsenal boss also wants Holtby.July 2012.”

  1. tom says:

    Paulinho had a release clause last year and an extra year on his contract, how cheap is Wenger? that is why the gooners are in decline because he won’t spend money. Probably the reason no big signings yet no one believes it anymore. If Higuain does join it’s is only for 3 years so he can get away quick.

    • craig says:

      Arsenal talk the talk about having spending power but there is not much evidence so far. Spurs managed to beat Fergie at OT before he left and perhaps this year they will finish higher than wenger before he leaves.

    • lol says:

      Its not cheap, its respecting your European economy. I agree its bit undervalued, but where are those days when top stars ( expect whom Real bought ) went for below 30M and unknown stars went for less? For Arsenal, now they are almost debt free and can pounce if they want. I hope Wenger still has the hunger though, because if he can get Carzola for 13M, think twice what he can get for 70M

  2. Iyke says:

    Haha spurs loosing ass’es….HOlTBY,PAULINHO re nat arsenal class….i tink Vertoghen is…with the current squad,spurs wil nat top arsenal…we dant need players but team spirit.spurs needs to get more 4players and kip bale then they kan go into top 4

    • Tony says:

      Is that because both turned arsenal down as well as Vertonghen. you are right of course they are not Arsenal class they are much too good.



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