Wilfried Bony

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by evoh_1, May 9, 2013.

  1. evoh_1

    evoh_1 New Member

    Almost don't want to bother posting as the weakness of the story but here it goes.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/313410/Arsène-Wenger-at-odds-with-Arsenal-board-over-Loic-Remy-bid/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/vie ... -Remy-bid/</a>" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    Both would be a total waste, if we are in for another squad player like remy then hold your head in shame Arsène, if we are in for another big lad then just get benteke and be done with it.
  2. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Bony is really good player but he coming from weak league. i'm with you here i rather we sign Benteke than Bony.
  3. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    I hope we're not interested in either. We should be going after bigger targets.
  4. kofigunner

    kofigunner Well-Known Member Trusted

    I haven't really watched him much but I wouldn't write him of because of the 'softer' league. Having said that, I'd prefer an established striker who can bail us out.
  5. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    Bony isn't a BIG lad but he's supposedly strong.

    As for coming from a 'weaker league' etc = exactly why we 'missed' the likes of Benteke & others from the Belgian league,
    and I'd suspect the Dutch league would be more demanding outside the usual suspects.

    The question/s SHOULD be more akin to do they fit our requirements (technical, position, role etc) and style, and are they of a relative value.

    So far as their 'quality' goes look to where they got their academy education.
    We have signed plenty of players from 'stronger' leagues and established academies who have been poor fits, poor players or poor mentality.
  6. Cruisio

    Cruisio Well-Known Member

    Good player, but not the big upgrade on Giroud that we would need

    Won't be coming here anyway though, saw an interview with him a few weeks back where he was very shady about heading to Russia in the Summer, think thats what will probably happen and he'll chase the big bucks
  7. ArsenesNO1Fan

    ArsenesNO1Fan Well-Known Member

    31 goals in 24 games, still looks like he's a hold up guy in the Giroud mould so I can't see us being in for him.

    I think this is agent talk, he's been linked to all the PL pretty much.
  8. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/wilfried-bony-transfer-cost-arsenal-3638157" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/ ... al-3638157</a>?

    weak link etc, but for 19m release clause I'd be tempted.
    If we weren't in for Balotelli he'd be an alternative to Mandzukic.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.whoscored.com/Players/42705" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.whoscored.com/Players/42705</a>

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.whoscored.com/Players/24088/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.whoscored.com/Players/24088/</a>
  9. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    I would think Wenger likes his strikers a tad more creative than Bony. I do to in fact. I just can't see that Wilshere's goal against Norwich happening if you imagine Giroud replaced by Bony
  10. Iceman10

    Iceman10 Well-Known Member

    Good to see some more favourable views re. Bony here. IMO there is a good deal of snobbishness for some reason, in some cases maybe because individuals haven't really seen enough of his game to recognise that he really is much more than just a target man. Right now I would put odds on him ending up at Everton though, they posted some healthy profits recently and can afford such a player now.
  11. ArsenesNO1Fan

    ArsenesNO1Fan Well-Known Member

    Remy>Bony for me, I don't want another Giroud type
  12. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    For £10m would you be tempted to sign Remy? He is more of a complimentary player to Giroud than Bony, he is also a good back up CF to keep Giroud fresh. His stats also happen to be better than Bony.

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  13. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    TBH I'd be looking to sign both.
    Remy used as a utility forward whilst Bony would be an upgrade on Giroud whilst still retaining the current style and roles.
    I'd then add an attacking AM type to replace Cazorla as a Di Maria/Draxler/Firmino type who can take defenders on with the ball and score.
  14. ArsenesNO1Fan

    ArsenesNO1Fan Well-Known Member

    If you buy 2 decemt but not outstanding strikers you lose your chance to get 1 in the future. Remy and Balotelli would make much more sense. Remy can play up front or wide right. Balotelli is a risk that could be world class or get lazy but if he doesn't perform you bench him for Giroud or Remy.
  15. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Would prefer Remy as he offers a different style.

    I don't mind over paying if a player is exceptional such as Suarez, Cavani etc but 20-25M for Bony when we have Giroud and Sanogo just seems wrong.
  16. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    Wenger is probably looking at him because there are simply no other alternatives whom he rates. Bony is horrific when Swansea are building play, absolutely horrific, never seen a successful move go through him, it's always ruined. Would be excellent for a club like West Ham though.
  17. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member

    Good player and probably better at Giroud with more room to improve along with that but he just isn't the quality or style of striker we should be looking for. If we end up having to sign this level of striker I'd prefer we go for Remy just because he's an alternative to Giroud and a bit cheaper, I do rate Bony though. He would have loved some of Sagna's crosses, brilliant header of a ball.
  18. Wouterus

    Wouterus New Member

    Giroud and Bony are two very different players in my view, not sure why the two are seen as similar players by so many. I like his style of play, one of the strongest players in the Premier League and even though his style isn't graceful like Ibrahimovic or van Persie, he is actually pretty good technically. Hold up play isn't one of his strenghts, he's a goalscorer and a very good one.

    Doesn't give a **** who he is playing against either. He scored 17 goals this season, a lot of them against top 7 teams:
    Man united (1 goal)
    Man city (2)
    Sp**s (1)
    Liverpool (2)
    Everton (1)
    Arsenal (1)
  19. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    Yeah, he's better than Giroud for me. Finished the season really strongly, bit like Benteke in his first year.

    Not worth above 15-18m though imo.

    We should have a list of fall-back options e.g Bony, Remy etc for later in the Summer if we fail to get our main targets. If we have any for CF that is.
  20. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member


    Not that they're identical but I just feel like he doesn't address the problems we've had with Giroud. One of the main threats in his game is in the air and although he has more pace than Giroud he isn't a guy who's going to be making runs in behind frequently. Same story with Mandzukic, I'm not saying all big men are the same kind of player but these guys won't solve the problems we've had with Giroud the last 2 seasons.

    Özil will still be left looking for runners and Bony will often be standing isolated in the box waiting for a floated cross from Gibbs. He's better than Giroud but if we're signing this level of striker I'd at least prefer someone a bit more pacy and dynamic.

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