Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by GoonerLuke, Jul 12, 2004.
sorry about the triple post, you know how slow arsenal-mania can be
What happened to that french player everyone was raving about? His name was Mavuba, any ideas what his situation is?
Another name for that list IMO is Hedwiges Maduro from Ajax.
Young, talented, relatively cheap
ballack, diarra, gattuso, de rossi, schweinsteiger, baraja, albelda, beckham, sneijder and surely a ton of other players i don't remember right now. replacing vieira, considering his performance this season, is not difficult.
to be honest, i don't really think we need a direct replacement for vieira. just like we don't need one for bergkamp. the team needs to evolve and move on now. hleb will play together with gilberto and all of a sudden we have pace, flair and vision in central midfield. that means we don't need a hanging forward a la bergkamp to get our football flowing. bring in baptista; a powerful forward whose very presence would open up space for thierry, freddie and pires. i'm loving this! finally wenger realizes that vieira isn't what he used to be...
Jesus, mongs like you should have their f**king hands removed just to stop them making pricks out of themselves. Right f**kwit, listen up:
Vieira wants to leave. We are not selling him off, Juventus came in, Vieira said he wants to go, so we negotiate a deal. Do any of us want our captain to leave? No. Do we think we should whine about it and declare it the end of Arsenal? No. Is he irreplacable? F**k no.
You want to hear what's pathetic? A supposed fan of a club thinking everything there is s**t barring one player, which is what you've said once already.
kel varnsen - i think you might be on to something. I have suspected for a while - based on Wenger's known targets - that he wants to ditch the "double pivot" system (i.e. two defensive CMs) in favour of one defensive CM partnered with a creative playmaking CM. We know he was interested in Nakata a couple of years ago because he said so. He bought Hleb obviously. There are other playmakers he wanted who I could name if I could be bothered to trawl the internet. I think we'll see a real change next season.
Last year I was in France during the Vieira to Madrid stories. Leading up to the community shield the paper L'equipe had a number or articles on how Arsène would change his formation (if Vieira left) to 4-5-1 with a flowing midfield.
I did not believe the paper untill I saw the match and sure enough we played 4-5-1. The Sky Sports people picked up on it with a midfield of-
We all know how well it worked against United and then the next week Vs Everton. I dont think we will miss Vieira as a team as Wenger is a genius but other clubs around Europe such as Real and Barca will now see us as a selling club and may move for the likes of Henry.
this is bloody cheap.. although I saw Vieira at Anfield when he blatantly dived and he was poor.. i think the move would be good for both
Just on Teamtalk's Transfer Centre...
Well Wengers words were reassuring. There is a revolution about to begin at Arsenal. Thanks Paddy for his time with us.
My first post on this board, and what a time to do it... Paddy leaves us.
I'm still sitting here at work because I don't quite know what to do with myself now. On one hand I'm thinking "He's really not what he used to be", but on the other hand I'm thinking about all he stood for. He was our captain...
I have to agree with Sol Man - Wengers word were VERY re-assuring... He has something up his sleeve. Am I the only one who thinks that the club seemed only too happy to sell Paddy this time? There is a definate big name coming into the club... SWP perhaps?
I'd just like to say that I wish Paddy well in Italy, and thanks for the memories... However, for any of you gooners who are annoyed/angry - remember one thing: No one player is bigger than the club & I have more faith in Arsène than I do in any one player (as should you). Everything we are now is down to the manager - He's done a fantastic job, and I honestly believe that this coming season we will do better in Europe then we've ever done because we will have a new system that other teams will not be able to cope with.
Rant over - I'm going home to have a beer and reflect
slimkrazy, pretty much sums up what i was thinking - AW obviously thought now is the time to change things about and I'm positive he knows exactly what he's doing.
i'm just gonna cry for a bit then get back to doing my crazy **** :cry:
Well, I have one big question? Who's gonna take over as Captain? I don't think Henry is cut out for the job.
AH, Thanks for the memories PV4!
henry's the man, he's the one we all want.
Sol Campbell apparently. Thankyou Vieira, you did us proud, man, you did us proud.
Senderos for captain! If we're going for a revolution we may as well go all the way, this guy has the character, and quality to drive us on for the next 10 years.
Its not that cheap. i was hoping for 16 million but we ended up getting close to 14. You have to remember he is 29 years old with only 2 years left on his contract, we could have done better but we didn't do too bad IMO.
I will miss not seein pat at highbury anymore!
I will miss not singing his song once more...
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