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A brilliant transfer window
Flava (IP Logged)
01 September, 2017 17:33
Exeter City


Hiram Boateng Crystal Palace Free
Ryan Brunt Unassigned Players Free
Dean Moxey Bolton Wanderers Free
Jayden Stockley Aberdeen Undisclosed

Ethan Ampadu Chelsea Undisclosed
Tom McCready Unassigned Players Released
Connor Riley-Lowe Unassigned Players Released
Ollie Watkins Brentford Undisclosed
David Wheeler Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed

Plus a number of loan deals. Look out for Ollie Watkins who has moved to Brentford, I'm convinced he will be a premiership player.

Up The City!

Re: A brilliant transfer window
Donkey (IP Logged)
01 September, 2017 18:10
Congrats. I'm glad someone did...

Re: A brilliant transfer window
Flava (IP Logged)
01 September, 2017 18:14
Thank you Mr Donkey

Re: A brilliant transfer window
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
01 September, 2017 23:34
But did you make a profit from the window like our penny saving b'stards.

Re: A brilliant transfer window
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
02 September, 2017 01:17
Our P/L Colum:

£52.7m - Lacazette
Free ----- Sead Kolasinac

£40.0m - OX
£7.00m - Gibbs
£2.00m - Jon Toral
£3.00m - miscellaneous youngsters
On-loan - Joel Campbell, Perez, Martinez

Look like Arsene Wenger had a balanced sheet with sales recouping Lacazette's transfer fee.

Plus it clearly demonstrated his resolute in willing to lose £100m in transfer fees by keeping Ozil and Alexis to fight for Top-4 spot which is worth at least another £50m broadcasting & matchday revenues.

The other aspect is that Wenger had clearly reduced the player salary bills and he has greater space to comply with FFP to buy another £90m+ players in January or August 2018.

Put it this way, if both Ozil and Alexis are to sign contract extension, it will cost Arsenal at least an additional £10m in wages; or £60m per annum wage bill in total for both Ozil and Alexis in new contract extension.

If Wenger should sign replacement for both Ozil and Alexis, it will also cost him £50m to £60m per annum wage bill plus paying maybe an additional £50m in transfer fees after deducting both Ozil and Alexis transfer fees.

All in all, the calculation is that it is more economical to retain Ozila nd Alexis than to buy over-priced players who may or may not fit into existing setup and struggle for the initial 6 months to understand WengerBall.

It is worth a punt to forgo £100m in transfer to win back Top-4 spot.

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.”
Henry Ford

Re: A brilliant transfer window
Flava (IP Logged)
02 September, 2017 08:22
Boston Gooner
But did you make a profit from the window like our penny saving b'stards.

Yes mate, City got 1.8m for Watkins and 0.5m for a Wheeler plus whatever they get for Ampadu. It's very exciting as ECFC also smashed their transfer record paying £100k for Stockley.

Re: A brilliant transfer window
Bergmars (IP Logged)
02 September, 2017 09:24
According to Ornstein Ozil will sign a new contract

A shadow of what we were

Re: A brilliant transfer window
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
02 September, 2017 10:49
If Wenger ever grows a set of b.ollocks and one day subs Ozil when he's forgotten he's supposed to be playing football, I imagine it will go something like this:

"Mesut, warm up ... you're coming off".

Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Re: A brilliant transfer window
celine dion (IP Logged)
02 September, 2017 11:58
I'm off to watch ECFC now in fact. Much better than premier league football.

Re: A brilliant transfer window
Flava (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 21:22
ECFC are top of league 2 by the way. Feel free to join celine and I at St James Park one Saturday in the Big Bank.

Matty, come buy the ECFC away kit. It's a fantastic shade of grellow

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