Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by kel varnsen, Jun 27, 2005.
the deal is done!
http://www.arsenal.com/article.asp?arti ... tball+Club
treat him well. alles gute, aleks!
Excellent signing. Looking forward to seeing him play.
Btw, who said Arséne Wenger does his transfers in secret?
yeah! finally our first signing, and with taylor off to villa, will we see a 'world-class' keeper?!
i think we definitely need to bring in another keeper now.. someone to compete with Lehmann for #1.. (Aluminum isnt that keeper)...
glad we got ONE of the deals done... now we need another or 2
;D New no.17?
Nice bit of creativity there, he won't bring us goals, but he will bring us a mass amount of new style assists.
i guess we'll see when they "officially" unveil him with a shirt... as someone else posted, if it is blank, someone else is leaving (Pires?)... if he has a number, that means we're all good...
Pires scored 8 goals in two seasons at Marseille. Now he's scoring 15 a season. Players change.
Alas, our first summer signing!
I'm not over the moon but I guess it's a signing.
Great signing from what I've seen of him on ball control he is one of the best players in the world, furthermore he's capable of 20+ assists in a season. Stuttgart fans loved him, confident he'll make us love him too.
Seriously, what is with all those girating heads?
Good news about Hleb tho.
im not too disappointed with this one.. of course, he still has to pass his medical (which im not worried about) AND obtain his work permit (which i am more worried about)... i am REALLY interested to see what number he will get... should be 17, but others are available as well. what number was he at Stuttgart?
btw, hleb is world class. far better than swp, no matter what sabre says...
if you haven't seen him play, think aimar. that's the kind of player hleb is. superb close control and flies by defenders like they weren't there...
He wore '10' in his last season and '15' before that.
The only good number available apart from 17 is Pennant's 21. If Robinho is signed, I can see Robinho getting that 21 as it is one of his prefered numbers.
Unless Hleb goes for number 5 or 6? yeah their for more defensive players but Baros wears 5 and Zinedine Zidane (similar position to Hleb) wears the no.5 with Real Madrid too.
he wont have TA's #6... that's a defender's number (possibly Senderos in the future?)
I must admit I know very little about him however I trust Arséne's judgement. His eye for talent knows no rival. It wont be time before Hleb becomes another jewel, like all that arrived at Arsenal without the baggage of being labelled the best and flourished. Well done!
Very , very, good player, and one that will fit straight in I'm sure...worth a good 1000 posts about him as well!