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Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2017 21:17
He is insane or taken for a ride by his so-called European Scouting Network signing players that he needed to loan out and never had a chance to fulfil their Arsenal career:

1 - Sanogo
2 - Wellingon - work permit issue
3 - That Japanese speedster - on "special talent" scheme
4 - Joel Campbell - work permit issue
5 - Perez
6 - Nwakali - work permit issue
7 - Asano - work permit issue

Look like Wenger went shopping at Primark and can't resist a bargain.

No wonder, 5 years later, our strikeforce stank to high heavens with no relief in sight ... except to buy more bargains in summer 2017.

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
08 May, 2017 21:50
Perez just doesn't make sense - he has had only two league starts. He has looked quite useful and scored a few good goals in spite of limited opportunity. Now he wants to leave, who can blame him



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2017 22:53
Agreed.
Perez is like Vela or Joel Campell and never given an extended run in the team , say, at least 6 to 12 consecutive starts.

Whereas all his pets, bottlers and poodles like Iwobi, Walcott and Giroud were given an extended run.

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Bergmars (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 05:18
The one constant is Wenger I bet you can make two teams up of poor signings .



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Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Bergmars (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 05:21
Who can forget the Swedish bloke with the dodgy back .... Me that's who.



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Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 06:52
I agree about Campbell, but I was never impressed by Vela



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
MattySadler (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 12:44
I like Campbell, he is a hard worker and has a lot more quality on the ball than the likes of Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain. He lacks their physical gifts though. I'd like to see him on loan to an English side next season maybe. He's being linked with Brighton.

With these work permit loanees like Vela, Wellington, Campbell, Asano, etc, the transfer fee is so low I don't think it really matters. Low risk gambles.

Lucas has been a bit of a disaster so far really, but I'm not sure Wenger actually knew what he was signing...

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 16:52
Look like even if he stays, he will certainly screwed up and will buy the wrong players like he did for the past 5 seasons.

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 17:06
The issue here is Wenger buys players who must be able to fit into his way of playing football, has good resale value, is versatile to play multiple positions and good value (aka relatively cheap). If he just focuses on finding the players that will truly improve Arsenal and leave the rest to Gazidis (like he used to with Dein), he would have more success with his recent transfers.

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
MattySadler (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 18:17
Quote:
mapleleafgooner
The issue here is Wenger buys players who must be able to fit into his way of playing football

Not really an issue relating to transfer but this whole "his way of playing football" gets on my t*ts.

Right from their youth team days, footballers play to specific instructions and tactics. That all goes out of the window when they come here. We have full backs who basically attack relentlessly, which leave us exposed out wide and exposes our centre backs, then we have central midfielders who are all expected to contribute to all phases of play, leaving us further opened and exposed.

If our players had specific roles, rather than everyone trying to be fluid and doing everything, we might do better.

Look at Spurs. They play with two very, very attacking full backs, but they have Eric Dier who basically drops in between Alderweireld and Vertonghen as a third centre back when they go bombing on.

 
Re: Wenger insane transfer policy for last 5 years
Bergmars (IP Logged)
10 May, 2017 13:29
It's called discipline and we don't have it.



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