Bye flop , top 10 worst signings ever.
You're quite the belligerent type aren't you? This is the first time I posted I'm bored of the discussion. Had it loads of times in his regular thread.and I'm bored of you saying you're bored of this discussion. You're most likely not getting a fee looking at Bellerin, Auba etc and Arsenal will be fine with it.
What the actual F***?I have very little patience for @weirdobob because he's had a problem with Pepe for years now so his attempts of a "discussion", much like yourself is never from a good place.
Before Bob would cry about the bulk of his goals in France being penalties, his price tag, wishing he got sold every window, his latest angle is pointing at Maguire and wondering why he's not a meme like him.
I don't care to discuss if Pepe is good anymore, you guys have won, I'm defeated, tired, he's the worst player we've ever seen, whatever. The bias WeirdoBob is looking for is Magurie is a defender, Pepe is an attacker. A defender's career is defined by their mistakes, an attacker can dress up sh*t performances with a sick goal or a nutmeg here and there. It's really not rocket science and not much deeper than that.
My problem is you and Bob come from some very weird angles in a desperate attempt to further discredit an already unpopular and clearly failed signing at every opportunity.
He has a tiny fanbase that has more patience for him than others, you guys have to ask yourselves why that's such a problem.
Very fair comment.Poor signing (some things were out of Nico's control though) but not a poor player...had some quality moments here, in his first season especially he looked very exciting...lost all confidence here now though, so this is for the best.
Hope he plays well there, gets to fall in love with football again after probably being annoyed by it this last year...Rambo has a fellow FA cup winning buddy as a teammate now!
He wasn't even a regular starter for Emery, it's one of those when coaches and the board are not on the same page. These things also happen when you change coaches frequently but the players remain and the new guy mostly doesn't like the old players (what happened with Manchester United after Ferguson).Very fair comment.
Sometimes unfortunately things simply don't work out for a player, it happens at every club & under every manager.
Thing that is crystal clear with the agenda boys on here though is if a player doesn't make it at Arsenal the manager is always to blame & any 'flops' are used as a stick to beat on Arteta.
To understand this loan, we need to think in terms of how accounting/FFP works here:Not crazy about this deal tbh. Loan with no option and only a percentage of the wages covered?
I mean, he’s not on that much money. It’s not like him leaving frees up bigger transfer possibilities.
If we get a replacement then fair enough, if not we should just keep him. We’ve got Europa this year and Pepe usually kills that competition.
That's very good insight into how it affects finances Many thanks for sharing👍To understand this loan, we need to think in terms of how accounting/FFP works here:
We signed Pepe for a reported 72m, wages of 7m per year for 5 years. The important part here is that the 72m is amortised over the length of the contract - i.e. 14m a year or so.
There’s two years left, so from an accounting and FFP view, we allocate 14m+7m for this season and next.
Let’s look at two scenarios - one where we loan Pepe and another where we sell:
If we loan, we save up to 7m this season.
However, if we sold, Pepe goes off our books, meaning that we cannot book the original transfer fee to next season - say we sold for 10m, we would end up taking an immediate loss of 28m minus 10m = 18 million this year. Given this, a loan is significantly better than a sale for this years finances.
While 7m doesn’t seem like a lot of money, given amortisation again, we can spread the cost of a transfer - 7m this year means that we can buy a player on a 5 year contract up to 7*5=35 million.
Note here this is very different to Auba where we’ve already fully booked his transfer fee, so any savings goes directly to the transfer fund.