"1 or 2 Signings...." Who would be the second?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by atmosphere, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. ibby

    ibby New Member

    - Everyone doesn't know it though, Sabret00the for example disagrees.
    - It hasn't always been this way, just ask Germany and Italy.

    Quit complaining.
  2. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Vermaelen was our first signing. van persie was our second guys!!! I'm quite optimistic we will sign an experienced central midfielder within the next couple of weeks.
  3. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

    van Persie hasn't signed any new contract as of yet. It hasn't been announced on the official site.
  4. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    If you look at our forward options in the context of the article re tactics & the 9-1, then IMO we are not suited for that style, but more so for the more traditional multi-striker combos. Of our current options only Ade seems best suited as a lone striker & even then he's not ideal. Everyone else is used in a compromise of sorts that doesn't fit the requirements & nor does it get the best from the players = square pegs syndrome.
  5. xcdude24

    xcdude24 New Member Trusted

    Any French gooners dare to take a stab at this article? The google translation didn't came out rather vague, but it seems to be suggesting that unless one of our stars goes, we may not see any further signings.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.francefootball.fr/FF/breves2009/20090626_215048_wenger-gagner-autrement.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.francefootball.fr/FF/breves2 ... ement.html</a>
  6. Biggus

    Biggus New Member Elite

    It's just Wenger justifying his youth & "beautiful game" ideology and how Barcelona are better than Real Madrid and how this wonderful philosophy has paid off by winning them 3 CL's in 50 years. Oh and Ade & Cesc are staying.
  7. Nela

    Nela New Member

    I think that may be a French translation of this interview Wenger gave in English during his trip to Asia. Or it at least seems to touch on the same topics.

    Part I


    Part II

  8. Webdesignlab

    Webdesignlab New Member

    It's not beyond the realms of possibility that we will not sign anyone else this summer. Any CM reconstruction may well yet come from within.
  9. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    taken from the lobby:

  10. otfgoon

    otfgoon New Member

    I'm no reader of French, but saying Ade and Cesc are not leaving and as a consequence "there will be some movement soon in the transfer market for Arsenal" doesn't really make any sense.

    I think it says as a consequence there won't be much movement in the transfer market, which wouldn't be saying anything at all.
  11. law

    law New Member

    I agree Webdesign. Previous seasons are relevant. What I don't get is why Arsenes track record of following through when he's said he's going to try and sign players is a cause for concern. If he thinks we need more signings then we probably do. In which case the evidence suggesting that this is what he'll try and do seems a positive to me. Are you worried that the new signing might "kill" some of the youngsters?
  12. outlaw_member

    outlaw_member New Member

    It is rather sad that Spalletti and Roma are credited with the 4-6-0 formation, when Wenger and Arsenal were the first to implement this tactic in recent times. Our Invincibles executed the ultimate 4-6-0 formation, with 4 attackers having the freedom to do whatever they wanted. Bergkamp would drop deep into the AM position, whilst Henry would run from the left, Pires from inside, and Ljungberg from the right. All 3 players would run from deep, rather than play in high central positions, hence there being no striker.

    Arsène has utilised a players role strategy, where the qualities and ability of the player dictates the role he is deployed in, rather than the role dictating how a player should perform. This is exactly why so few ex-Arsenal players perform outside of our club, because our strategy allows them to perform how they want. As opposed to abiding by a specific role, which is generally the case at other clubs.

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