Arsenal should of waited a few weeks, then they would have got Podolski for around 5 million, as he has a relgation clause in his contract
I reckon Fergie will sign Clyne from palace on a free, Hopefully Kagawa for around £12m, a surprise striker, perhaps del piero, then hopefully a central midfielder
Wating that long would also have attracted a lot of the big guns. Hardly anyone who can accomodate him would turn down 5m.
I hear Leicester want him. Go there Emile, go there!
We do need a striker. I'd rather we took someone like Steven Fletcher from Wolves. Good in the air and decent finisher, would probably fit in well w/ Larsson and McClean.
Aren't you being linked with Llorente?
It'd be more like M'Vila-Song-Arteta, with Rosicky on the right wing and Poldi on the left and van Persie up top. I don't think Wilshere will be ready to play by August. Even if he is fully clear, there will be fitness issues and lack of form because he would have been away from football for nearly a year. News is Wilshere will have another minor surgery on his left knee this time. God, the poor lad never seems to recover.
Never mind, I don't think van Persie will stay--unless Wenger forces him to stay and see out his contract. The only other way van Persie stays is if he ends up being injured in the Euros.
Not sure what happened on the M'Vila deal. We were set to sign him, but it seems... I just hope we sign him.
Rosicky on the right, ugh. I hope not. Theo should retain his place.
M'Vila deal is apparently to be announced after Rennes finish their season, next week. A fair amount of good people saying it's done, although I don't know. We'll see.
I'd rather I wait to see how this summer pans out before I post any XIs, as this RvP thing will go on til after the EUROs. It was never going to be cleared up in that '4 day deadline' bullshit the Mirror printed. I think he'll stay on, but if he doesn't then the window changes for us, and in a bad way at that. We either keep him and send a negative message to the rest of the squad that we have a wantaway captain (ala Cesc) or we sell him while we can make some decent money. Only thing is, that money has to be re-invested. Which it probably won't. A good summer would be bringing in 3 or 4 quality players, clearing out the wage absorbers and building. If we get 3rd next year, it's a good building block, as we can add next year as well. As it has been for the past 7 years, it's still about building. Keeping quality & adding quality. We never seem to do it in the same window.
apparently :viera has flown to france to get m'vila
would be hilarious if we snatched him.
That source was also the one that 'broke' Hazard > Arsenal & Gervinho > City last year. And that was when everyone knew Gervinho had signed for Arsenal. In principle it makes sense why City'd go for him, but the source is pretty much bollocks.
Forgot about DeeCee, what happened to us finishing outside the top 6 :roy