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January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
27 December, 2017 00:30
If pigs could fly, we will see this happening.

Or Gazidis finally grew a pair and ruthlessly shuttled Wenger aside with his new Director of Football Operations taking centre stage and told off that dumbfcuk: "Regain Top-4 status or feck off!"?

To finance this spending spree, and to free up spots in the 25-man squad, Wenger will need to sell.
Time to get rid of deadwood then;

#1 - Theo Walcott - one of our highest paid player, time for him to leave to rejuvenate his career and maybe has a slim chance to make it into England WC2018 squad.

#2 - Chambers - apparently Wenger does not trust him and extended his contract solely to sell him. He needed game time and time to go like OX to further his development.

#3 - Giroud - if he sincerely wanted tog et into France WC2018 squad, then it is best he leaves for any EPL teams south of Watford.

#4 - Alexis - sell this pillock! But Wenegr will rather retain him to fight for Top-4 spot.

#5 - Debuchy - sell him if any club is interested. Unlikely as no club will match his salary demand.

#6 - Ospina - time to sell if a decent bid comes in. Unlikely, he prefers to stay in the Winston Bogarde Suite to see out his contract. No team is willing to match his salary.

#7 - Elneny - ditto. No team is willing to match his salary demand.

#8 - Mustafi - ditto. No team is willing to match his salary demand.

#9 - Bellerin - his performance level had dropped. Plus Barca players will tap him up during WC2018. Sell him in summer 2018 and start to rejuvenate squad with Maitland-Niles and other youngsters or new buy.

#10- Ramsey - sell him in summer 2018 if he still refuses to sign new contract.

#11- Reiss Nelson - turning out to be another big-head David Bentley and refuses to sign a new contract "waiting to see what happen at season end". Just sell him in summer 2018 and move on to develop another youngsters like say, Eddie and Nwakali.


Arsenal have been linked with three players ahead of the January transfer window, with Arsene Wenger told to fork out a whopping £156m to bring them all to the Emirates Stadium.

In defence, Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk has been named as a potential option. With Per Mertesacker retiring in the summer, Laurent Koscielny suffering from a chronic injury and Shkodran Mustafi struggling to command a starting place, Arsenal might consider a move for the £60m Dutch international.

In midfield, Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi has long been linked with the Gunners. The likes of Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny are subsidiary to the first-team while Jack Wilshere remains an injury worry, meaning Wenger is left with little choice other than the inconsistent Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey.

N’Zonzi is combative off the ball but composed on it. He was one of La Liga’s best midfielders last season, and would be available for £36m in January.

His attitude could yet be an issue, given he’s handed in a transfer request at three of his clubs, but Arsenal are likely to bolster the midfielder either next month or next summer and N’Zonzi wouldn’t break the bank.

In attack, Alexis Sanchez is expected to leave, taking away a lot of goals from the Arsenal side. Olympique Lyonnais’ Nabil Fekir has been tipped to replace the Chilean, having scored and created 81 goals in 135 games for the Ligue 1 side.

He will set Arsenal back £60m, however, potentially taking the Londoners’ winter spending to over £150m. Adding the aforementioned trio of players would see Wenger replacing players he’s sold with superior acquisitions.

It’s unknown if the club would sanction should a spend, however, unless a lot of players were moved on as a result. It would be very un-Wenger-like for him to green-light a mid-season overhaul.

Stats from Transfermarkt.

Re: January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
younghansolo (IP Logged)
27 December, 2017 12:08
I have absolutely no idea why Giroud isn't starting more games. He's our best striker currently. Lacazette and him together would be great.

Re: January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
Bergmars (IP Logged)
27 December, 2017 12:15
He won't spend a penny

Under new managment

Re: January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
27 December, 2017 18:45
Liverpool just bought Van Dijk for £75m.

Arsenal have never paid more than £50m for a player.

Now we are rumoured to be interested in Real Madrid outcast 30-yr old Benzema for less than £40m, and Sevilla reject N'Zonzi for £25m. That's what we do, scrape the bottom of the barrels for used-up players in the twilight of their careers.

Re: January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
27 December, 2017 18:50
I'm baffled.

Re: January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
Bergmars (IP Logged)
27 December, 2017 18:59
Benzema? Really

Under new managment

Re: January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
27 December, 2017 21:55
That's how the dumbfcuk mismanaged the squad when at the end of last seasons, the squad made known their unhappiness to him over the attitude of this prima donna.

Should had sold in summer 2017 and he never learned what happened to Vieira in 2004/05 when his transfer to Real collapsed and he was mopping on the pitch for half a season till he came alive in Feb 2005 to play as he can.

Similarly, Fabregas last season with us and that awful assist to Barca.

Sell him to Man City with the advantage of Man City taking points off our competitors for Top-4 spot.

Alexis Sanchez is free to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window – if the Gunners receive offers in the region of £35million. The Chilean was denied a move to Manchester City last summer and Arsene Wenger has maintained throughout the season that he will not be sold in January. However, Sanchez – who is out of contract at the end of the season – has concerned staff with his poor attitude and Wenger wants his players to be fully committed for the second half of the season. Manchester City would rather wait until the summer to bag Sanchez on a free but they risk losing him in January if rivals such as Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich produce the cash Arsenal are looking for.

Sanchez’s attitude has irked his team-mates (Picture: Getty)

Sanchez is keen on leaving the Emirates as soon as possible and Arsenal will consider bids in the region of £35m, according to the Daily Mail. The Chilean’s team-mates are said to be furious with his attitude in recent weeks and exchanged heated words after the side’s 1-1 draw with Southampton in early December.

Wenger has largely stuck by Sanchez despite his complaints but there’s a sense that the club will be better of selling him in January.

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Re: January 2018 Transfer Window - very un-Wenger-like to spend £156m to £200m to overhaul squad?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
31 December, 2017 02:41
I believe there is a 95% probability that Alexis will join Man City next month.

"Ï will never sell £25million Van Persie at any price" Bonzo will never miss out that £35million revenue which will pay nicely as part of his annual bonus.

True, Guardiola is conscious that his squad will never maintian their 2017 high-octane perfroamnces without rejuvenationa nd fresh legs like Alexis to push them to another level.

Wouldn't surprise moi that Guardiola may do a double-swop and offer £35million for Ozil as well since David Silva is struggling with injury now.

In crucial 2018, Guardiola cannot offer an injury-wreck squad to derail his Quadruple challenge and to win their first CL Cup.

Should De Bruyne and Sterling suffer a dip in form and David Silva out injured, Guardiola will need Alexis and Ozil to maintain the impetus in their Quadruple challenge.

Jesus and Sane are off-form, Aguero and David Silva ar einjury-prone; and you need only De Bruyne and Sterling to be suspended or injured to derail their Quadruple challenge.

Not forgetting Fernardinho, the Inviisble Wall, is 30 year old and cannot maintian his 2017 high-octane form without suffering a dip in 2018 ...

Alexis and Ozil are playign together for 3 years and more at Arsenal and their udnerstanding will seamlessly transfer to Man City if Guardiola should swop for both of them now.

If both Alexis and Ozil are thinking of winnign CL Cup (instead of financial rewards, then Guardiola's Man City is the right club to join for the next 3 years.

Manchester City would prefer to wait until the summer to sign Sanchez, 29, as a free agent when his Arsenal contract ends.

Signing the Chilean now would cost City around £35million.
But the City boss would like Sanchez through the door to boost his squad’s quadruple bid.
Guardiola sees Sanchez as a dual-purpose signing who can play wide or through the middle.

He is also concerned about dips in form from youngsters Gabriel Jesus, 20, and Leroy Sane, 21.

But Sergio Aguero won’t be going anywhere soon.
Guardiola said last week that the striker will decide his own future, but remains a key player in his plans this season.
Even at 29, City value Aguero at £70m.

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