Podolski ‘Set To Join’ Us | Santos Back in 2 Weeks | News Round Up.

Top of the morning to you wherever you’re reading this from, or should I say Hi 5-2 you all?. Well then, straight to the post shall we.

News broke yesterday and twittermania ensued that we’ve agreed terms with Lukasz Podolski to join us in the summer with the only thing remaining now is a deal with the club. I wanted to doubt it seeing as its season ticket renewal time but from what we heard, we agreed a couple of deals in January but agreeing with their respective clubs was the problem.

If this is true(which I believe it is) then that’s a good move and he’s NOT going to be a replacement for RVP. He’s very versatile and can play on the left of a 4-2-3-1(4-3-3) formation or behind the main striker or alone upfront as he’s done for Cologne thus far. So that’s one down, hopefully 3 more signings to come(a DM, AM, Winger).

Four players might not be enough but its a good start, because if you look at the players leaving us this summer(Arshavin,Bendtner,Chamakh,Squillaci,Denilson,Diaby(50:50),Benayoun(back to Chelsea) ) we should replace at least 3 of them and then promote from within. And don’t tell me about how signing established players will hinder growth, instead it only helps(look at United, Bayern & Barca to name a few). M’vila, Gotze, Hoiliet maybe? And then move Walcott forward? Let’s wait and see.


Andre Santos…….
The defender tweeted with his account yesterday that he’s back in 2 weeks and to me that’s great news as we all know Gibbs can’t play back to back games without a knock. So that’s very great news as we now have 2 LB’s and 2 RB’s(Sagna & Jenkinson) and won’t have to play anyone out of position again.

Someone asked me on twitter yesterday if I see Wenger buying a defender and I said NO. Why you ask? Well by beginning of next season, we’ll have Sagna, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Santos, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Mertesacker in the first team, that’s Seven defenders and I didn’t include Miquel, Bartley, Djourou.

Maraoune Chamakh…….

Fiorentina are rumored to be interested in taking the forward off our books permanently and I say we should jump at whatever offer as I’m sure he’s ready to leave. Will it leave us short when he, Park & Bendtner leave in the summer? Maybe. But if we can get the aforementioned players and with the attackers we have already, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Van Persie has been talking of late about his love for the club and the papers reported it this morning that he told the dutch coach he sees his future at Arsenal. Its simple, give him the salary he wants, if its 150k/w or 130k/w with a lot of add-ons and a huge signing off fee. He’ll stay because he loves the love club, he just wants to sit with the gaffer come end of season, know what the clubs plans are and then hopefully sign the extension/new deal.

No club football this midweek as its International week and a lot of our players will be in action. One game to look out for is England-Holland. I hope Van Persie is rested to keep him fresh. From wherever you are, have a solid day. Cheers.

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Posted on February 29, 2012, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Good Post.. Lukasz is good news.. Walcott,gerv,Lukasz and Ox,with Ryo closely behind them looks good enough for next season.. Still think our Midfield needs help. We lack the creativity we’ve always been known for. We don’t need any DM.. Arteta and Song do the Anchorman Defensive playmaker role perfectly.. Rosicky is Old. Ramsey is Hopeless as the Keyplaymaker, Wilshere hasn’t been tested to be the playmaker. Gotze or Hazard for that role is what I think is Ideal..make Coquelin step up as a DM.. We are fine defensively(we jst need to get our tactics right). Let’s stick to that.. All we need is a winger and a Midfielder.. We should also sell the worthless replacements we have and buy better Ones.

  2. Need to sell some deadwood. Almunia, Squillaci, Djourou, Arshavin, Diaby, Denilson, Bendtner, Vela, Chamakh, Park, and a few in the reserves as well. We will have a lot of money available from salaries and lots of it for transfers. Just need to buy three or four players and promote a few from within, the likes of Afobe, Bartley, Miquel, Lansbury, Ozyakup, Miyaichi. Players on loan, like Pedro, Galindo, Wellington and Campbell may be tried as well.

  3. Poldosky is a good market for Arsenal nd let Wenger get more quality players!

  4. the injuries that have befell arsenal may be attributed to players playing out of position,underperformance of some players which would exert pressure on those performing well as well as lack of player management.it wouldnt surprise me if RVP goes on a 4months injury sideline due to overreliance on him.there is need to have at least versatile players like lansbury who can play any position.

  5. Chairman Gallant

    Very good news about Santos.Cant wait to see that guy back,very intelligent player indeed.A true Brazilian,unlike Denilson.As for the Podolski deal,let’s just keep our fingers crossed.

  6. Steve of Chiang Mai

    Podolski as 2nd Striker, Walcott No.3 and Benik Afobe/Joel Campbell rounding things off.

  7. We really love Arsenal and also respect Wenger’s decisions,however we are always shocked to see Djorou,chamaka,squarachi ! who have caused most of the losses this season play,whenever isee them i expect aloss. Asharvin is good only that he is off form.Arsene Wenger is probably the best coach in the World simply b’se he has groamed many players unlike other clubs who only buy proffesionals.

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