Players you’re glad we didn’t sign

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Big Poppa, May 12, 2019.

  1. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Alexis to a new contract. Got absolutely killed on here ~2 years ago for saying we should take the money and run (as the monetary value of the incremental increased chance of getting to the CL was far exceeded by that of his presumptive transfer fee).

    That said, I thought Mkhi swap was good business / Mourinho was just misusing him. Whoops.
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  2. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    M'Villa: Decent player, but he would have started every game for us. And he was never starter quality

    Morata: OK player. Stat-padded a lot at Juventus. Giroud is much better than him

    Malcom: Nothing player

    Nigel Reo Coker: I was sold on him back then, but glad we didn't sign him.
  3. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Balotelli a few years back

    Remy and Benteke, I'm sure I read Remy/Henry comparisons at some point.

    I'm sure there is a lot of other filth that we have been linked with that slips the mind, these days we seem to be connected with anyone.

    The amount of current players we could have added to the list is quite a concern :lol:
  4. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Balotelli is a bonafide talent, though.

    Still only 28, would you believe it?
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  5. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    I agree. I think Lemar just made the wrong move, and his price was because he was one of the last key players of that great Monaco team to be sold.
  6. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    No, I wouldn’t. **** me! He should be in his prime, but I think of him as obviously over the hill.
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  7. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Forgotten all about him, absolutely shocking player. :lol:

    Villa massively overpaid for him in the end.
  8. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Well-Known Member

    What about that Kerlon seal dribble guy ? We thought he was revolutionary
  9. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Agreed, but you add Balotelli into our mix especially when Sanchez was here and you could be asking for trouble.

    Its always the baggage he brings and there is a reason he is playing in the farmers league after multiple opportunities to be elsewhere.

    Edit; now contemplating Balotelli/Sanchez fight could have been amazing to watch..
  10. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Go figure. He can do it all.

    I still admire him. I'd have taken him when he left $ity.

    It's the damn sweatbands. If an athlete wears a sweatband, he's legit.

    Steffi Graf


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  11. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Weren't he just a gimmick and treated as such?
  12. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Oh no he was considered a serious talent at one point. He had a ridiculous record for Brazil’s youth teams too. Inter signed him thinking he was the next big thing.. turns out he wasn’t all that good. Sort of like Keirrison.
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  13. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Had to look this guy up. The way they deal with him at 0:20 :lol:

  14. Kingslayer

    Kingslayer Forza Milan

    That summer where people on here were desperate for us to activate Carlos Vela's buy back clause. Need to dig up that thread as there's so many gems of idiocy in there.
  15. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Just looked him up, Brazil u17 he was 7games 8goals, however his club career consisted of 58 games total and hes now retired at 31.
  16. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Crying :lol:
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  17. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Its like the defenders are truly baffled by it like a man is creating fire in front of them for the first time, I say this as a purely amateur footballer but surely just run beside him and time a header, its a very limited trick he's got going on there and to be fair he can't exactly cross it with his head, just run along until he has to bring it down :lol:

    If he genuinely created a career out of this and a move to Inter Milan that's incredible, I understand he must have had some other abilities but a gimmick goes a long way in marketing..
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  18. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    Id take him
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  19. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Balo is superb
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  20. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    I think Wenger could have fixed Balo.
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