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Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 12:26
No, we haven't sacked Wenger and appointed Sven-Goran Eriksson as manager (yet!). I'm on about that bloke we took from Dortmund in November...

So the news today is that Sven Mslintat has identified his first transfer target, 20 year old Greek centre half Konstantinos Mavropanos. Much like you, I haven't heard of him either, but he plays for PAS and from what I can see, he is over 6ft 3 and, after breaking into the PAS first team towards the end of last season, has done well this season and attracted interest from Olympiakos, as well as us.

Apparently he underwent a medical yesterday and will be signing for around £2 million, and we'll be loaning him straight out to Werder Bremen for the rest of the season.

It begins.

Goal.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 12:35
We are saved. (Sm22)



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Re: Sven's first signing?
Bergmars (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 13:10
Underwhelming



Under new managment

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 13:44
This changes everything.



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

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
SuperRob (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 14:08
Well I guess it's been a really long time since we signed any decent young players.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
SA-Gunner (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 16:16
What happened to the Polish tall kid we signed like 4 years ago? he was supposed to be the answer to our midfield problems.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Shane (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 16:39
He's injured, and more of a centre-back these days I think.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 16:58
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What happened to the Polish tall kid we signed like 4 years ago? he was supposed to be the answer to our midfield problems.
He was converted to a CB as we didnt have any at youth level and thsts how we ruined him

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 19:07
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SA-Gunner
What happened to the Polish tall kid we signed like 4 years ago? he was supposed to be the answer to our midfield problems.

He did well at centre half on loan to Birmingham last season. He trained with the first team the other day, making his return from injury. Think there's a good chance he could go out on loan this month.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 19:47
What if this new signing kills Holding?



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

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 22:16
Watched a 2 minute clip of this lad and he could be amazing or he could be another Gabriel. Looks very aggressive, flies into challenges.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 22:19
Just what we need with our conceding penalties record of late.



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

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Shane (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 22:22
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What if this new signing kills Holding?

Hopefully he kills Chambers instead. I don't mean this figuratively.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 22:23
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What if this new signing kills Holding?

Hopefully he kills Chambers instead. I don't mean this figuratively.

And Mustafi!

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 22:55
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What if this new signing kills Holding?

Hopefully he kills Chambers instead. I don't mean this figuratively.

And Mustafi!

And Kos.



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Re: Sven's first signing?
Shane (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 23:01
And Sandy.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 17:08
I know many of you are understandably cautious when it comes to youth players, but for me it'll be interesting to see what, if anything, this means for our other young CBs.

Mertesacker will be gone at the end of the season and, if current form is anything to go by, Koscielny and Monreal's top level careers are coming to an end as well. That's three of our four most senior centre backs, so we need proper investment and/ or some youth players stepping up.

Out of Chambers, Holding, Bielik and Sheaf, how many can you realistically stepping up to the required level?

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 17:23
Holding as the third CB.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 17:42
Confirmed on the Arsenal website.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/2018 17:58 by MattySadler.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 17:55
Southampton, Everton and AC Milan said to be interested in signing Walcott.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 18:02
He looks quite tall, which is a positive. Hopefully he's a Manolas type player and not Mustafi!

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Sanogone (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 19:31
This guy looks like he could go 12 rounds with Francis Ngannou, let’s hope Wenger doesn’t Wenger him.

Also good luck and welcome to Arsenal... not that he is going to see this.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 08:15
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This guy looks like he could go 12 rounds with Francis Ngannou, let’s hope Wenger doesn’t Wenger him.
Also good luck and welcome to Arsenal... not that he is going to see this.

Has Wenger ever not Wenger'd someone!?

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 13:18
Trained with the first team today.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 23:13
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Trained with the first team today.

Guess he is injured then now. (Sm141)



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Re: Sven's first signing?
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
06 January, 2018 03:47
Wenger couldn't wenger alexis. That's why he is leaving before he loses his ability to shoot from outside the box. smiling smiley

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
07 January, 2018 23:06
Wenger on if Mislintat identified Mavropanos: "Yes. We talk. We know the players. It’s not that we discover, we know every single player in Europe before Sven arrived. Sometimes, in a little club in Germany, he might know somebody we might ignore"

Arrogant tnuc.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
07 January, 2018 23:08
I know nothing about him but i'd start him, that's how bad our defence is!

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
07 January, 2018 23:44
Its the attitude and the general morale of the team thsts the pbm.

Is like the team that is in 10th place in April with nothing to play for.

They tend to give bad performances. There's a lot of negativity, contracts etc. Everybody is playing for themselves.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
10 January, 2018 23:18
Wenger reckons he's been impressed by Mavropanos in training and he won't be going out on loan. Assuming this now means at least one of Bielik and/ or Sheaf will go out on loan this month.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
10 January, 2018 23:38
I recall Wenger also saying he was impressed with Iwobi in training prior to him playing for the first team.

Those statements are largely why we're s.hit now.



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

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
10 January, 2018 23:38
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MattySadler
Wenger reckons he's been impressed by Mavropanos in training and he won't be going out on loan. Assuming this now means at least one of Bielik and/ or Sheaf will go out on loan this month.

Wenger's impressed by Iwobi so don't hold your breath. lol



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Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
11 January, 2018 07:47
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Boston Gooner
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Wenger reckons he's been impressed by Mavropanos in training and he won't be going out on loan. Assuming this now means at least one of Bielik and/ or Sheaf will go out on loan this month.

Wenger's impressed by Iwobi so don't hold your breath. lol

If players who've broken through under Wenger recently like Coquelin, Bellerin and Iwobi are anything to go by, and recent signings like Kolasinac and Lacazette, we've probably got about 6 good months of Mavropanos before he becomes Wengerised.

 
Re: Sven's first signing?
MattySadler (IP Logged)
11 January, 2018 13:01
Strong rumours today that Wenger knew nothing about this signing, which I think bodes well for those of us who actually want to compete and dream of a Wenger-less future.

Wenger has arrogantly tried to be dismissive of the whole thing, claiming we already know about all the players in the world without Mslintat, and referring to Mavropanos as "the Greek boy", but the reality is Wenger has been that impressed by him in training that he put him straight in the squad and isn't going to loan him out for the rest of the season.

Sven knows.


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