August 22nd, 2011, 12:59 PM #51
They look awful. I don't know what the hell Wenger is thinking but he better take that money that he got from the FÓbregas transfer and what he will get from the soon to be transferred Nasri and SPEND.
Originally Posted by Jaygokings!
His dithering is driving me crazy. He is standing around while Arsenal implodes.
August 23rd, 2011, 09:20 AM #52
August 23rd, 2011, 12:19 PM #53
who gets boo'd more, Nasri or Wenger?
Modric needs to get his "head right"?
At least Friedel looked pretty good....?
August 23rd, 2011, 02:43 PM #54
The whole Nasri thing was odd from the start. How was he allowed to enter his final year of his contract? Why wasn't he locked up to a longer term a year ago? I can't blame him for leaving, sure he is getting a hefty pay raise but Man City are going one direction (unfortunately) and Arsenal are going the other.
Originally Posted by ucsdguy1
Have to admit, although Modric was out and Spurs were playing an unspiring CM duo of Krancjar and Livermore I was still nervous about this game since Fridel has stood on his head and denied United victory a couple times before with Villa and Blackburn.
Originally Posted by ucsdguy1
This was a really open game, very fun to watch. Spurs had their moments but United defended well and eventually they ran out of gas and were worn down. Jones was very impressive in his home debut and Evans looks like he has his confidence back. Smalling did pretty well against Bale, I had said I was nervous about him going 1 on 1 against him but he held his own and I think his physicality bothered Bale.
Spurs couldn't handle United's tempo and their lack of depth hurt them. Playing Defoe on his own is usually a bad idea, especially without Modric in the side to link play.
Overall very pleased with United's performance, Rooney looks sharp and Welbeck was a deserved man of he match. Took his goal well and his backheel to Anderson for the second was very classy. Anderson looks very improved he and Cleverly look likes like they are developing a nice partnership. Still don't think they can play together against top MFs like City's or Chelsea's but they can do the job at home and/or against weaker opponents when United will dominate possession.
August 23rd, 2011, 02:44 PM #55
Adebayor is the new Anelka. Sounds like he is on his way to Spurs on loan.
August 23rd, 2011, 11:48 PM #56
How many times I have been shot down by Arsenal fans for saying Wenger is a stubborn so and so who does not want to see what is right in front of him, people can see what Arsenal need/needed and now his building a team through youth policy is in tatters because his two most talented younger players have left. The gulf between him and Ferguson is massive, United had holes to fill and they did it in a timely manner and they are off and running. Wenger is pxxsing about so much and then yesterday he has the audacity to say he has great new players in the team like Chamberlain and Gervihno. If he believes those two(Right now) can fill that gulf then maybe he is dellusional rather than stubborn.
Ferguson plugged the gaps and consistently marries a team that has youth, experience and grit, Wenger has his French stubborn b.s. ways and he is ruining a great club. I honestly believe if he had a Christopher Samba or Cahill in his Carling cup final team last year he would have won that game.
Last edited by Crazy_Ivan; August 23rd, 2011 at 11:54 PM.
August 24th, 2011, 03:13 AM #57
ASU, unfortunately Arsenal do not employ a Luca Brasi to ensure either his signature or his brains would be on a new contract. Nasri did not want to sign a new contract. Period. They were in talks all last season until he broke them off in February. He dragged this out and left the club in a bad position. He still got an 110,000 per week offer that matched Fabregas' deal and he turned it down. Luckily City was willing to hugely overpay for him.
August 24th, 2011, 07:26 AM #58
Salary shouldn't be an issue for Arsenal anyways, this is a big club and it is crazy to think that they Wegner should be playing by some rules bases on principles about money. I don't think Nasri is worth the money he got from City and it was pretty good business to sell a player who was probably going to leave on a free at the year for about 20 mil + especially one who really has only had half a brilliant year (last year) mixed in with inconsistent performances the two years before, but it really should have never gotten to this point.
Originally Posted by VEGASKING
I don't think it is solely about money either, yes City gave him a significant raise but Nasri wants to win. Do you think he would have been more inclined to stay had Arsene bought more significant reinforcements this year or the year before?
August 24th, 2011, 07:27 AM #59
Nice Godfather reference by the way
August 24th, 2011, 08:17 AM #60
Nasri and Fabregas going is no bad thing, certainly it is good riddance(IMO) to anybody that does not want to play for Arsenal and I think good money was made on both sales, but not having a replacement already on the roster is just terrible. There is also a story doing the rounds that Wenger is being very snobbish in that some of his back-room staff want Scott Parker signed and Wenger does not believe he is good enough. I think Parker would be a great signing, he will not win Arsenal a Champions league but he provides injury depth and would be excellent in those games against the smaller teams.
Wenger is excellent at buying cheaper younger talent and developing them, but if he does not buy ready to go players he will never win the league again. He has deffinately lost his way recently.