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Arsenal the midtable club

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. bluebell

    bluebell Active Member

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    Arsenal can only afford to loan players during the January transfer window and cannot make permanent signings, says manager Unai Emery.
    The Gunners, who signed five first-team players in the summer window, have been strongly linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.
    "I don't know now his [Suarez's] situation but we can only sign on a loan," Emery said.
    "We cannot sign permanently. We can only loan players."


    Kroenke is worth $7bn (much more than Trump), but it looks like he will bleed the club dry
     
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  2. Brizzle

    Brizzle Well-Known Member

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    Great to see. Also nice to see game winners leaving in Rambo and hopefully Ozil this summer.
     
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    Markeh Very Well-Known Member

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    They can keep Ozil, he's shite these days and overpaid
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Özil is part of the problem. The monster contract will be bad for them. Other that put in more and better shifts will demand the same treatment and it will all go sour.
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    I did assume Emery would get a decent budget to rebuild now that they've paid the stadium off, otherwise why bother hiring him? That Kroenke is a proper lizard.
     
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    HC Very Well-Known Member

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    Where does he say they can't afford to ?

    Might be a thing if any of the premier league's top sides were splashing cash but Klopp has banged on about shite value in Jan window , just same thing reworded here ?
     
  7. bluebell

    bluebell Active Member

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    He took the job on knowing the financial limitations. Kroenke by buying out Usmanov, he has lumbered the club with a few hundred million pound debt.
     
  8. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    They have a strict yearly budget and they've spent it, that's it.
     
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    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    Yep, they spent fairly big in the Summer and it's not that unusual for a club to pull the purse strings in January, particularly when it notoriously offers up little value for money. I think they're trying to get a few high earners off the books aswell, but they need to start qualifying for the CL to get the money rolling in again, so in that sense I suppose they have to spend a bit this Summer, otherwise they're in for more of the same and I imagine Emery will get frustrated, unless he knew it would be this way for a season or two until he can either win something or get them back among the elite.

    Just shows how competitive the top of the league is, if you end up on the margins then the money difference can suddenly become huge.
     
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    Jerry Laser Very Active Member

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    Lets hope Utd miss top 4 also.... more the fact they wont be able to bring in top drawer players without CL.
     
  11. Halmeister

    Halmeister Some sort of pun about having a well known member Member

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    Myth.

    They were signing huge names without CL footy. Money is the most important factor in attracting top players.
     
  12. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    What constitute a mid table team these days?

    5th is it? Ha.

    We were mid table more often than not for the last 10 years so.
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Yeah. Ever since the Fergie retirement you been a midtable club...
     
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    Emery's the Europa League specialist, so hopefully he'll concentrate on winning that, fail, and they'll be out of Europe completely next year. That would be beyond Hodgsonian Utopia. It would be beautiful.
     
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    Dirty Sanchez I Moustache You a Question Member

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    For once @Wet WetDreambeliever can’t you join in the tribal nature of just saying, “suck it Arsenal”? Just for once can’t you be even a little bit cool?
     
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    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Money is a factor; it's not the only factor
     
  17. bluebell

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    Thats not the point of the post. It's about where we are now. The owner has said the club, has to live with in its mean. He has saddled the club with hundreds of millions of pounds of debt when he bought the remaining shares.
    We are where we are because we have a good manager and owners who have spent over £200m
    Stan might look at spurs, green with envy with their . However, Spurs have players they can sell at a large premium in order to fund a transfer spree, who have Arsenal got?
    At least AFTV will do really well out of this
     
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    dilbert SCM Follower Member

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    agreed.

    as alisson said
    Alisson on liverpool vs chelsea
     
  19. Halmeister

    Halmeister Some sort of pun about having a well known member Member

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    I didn't say it was the only factor. I said it was the most important.
     
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    But loads of players they were targeting turned them down as well.
    Not getting CL will be a factor.
     
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