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« Reply #5970 on: July 10, 2014, 09:52:23 PM »
Exactly the player Arsenal was looking for. He offers everything the Gunners attack was missing last season. 2 world class players in 2 summers. And people want to say Wenger afraid to spend money on quality.
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« Reply #5971 on: July 11, 2014, 04:53:52 AM »
Exactly the player Arsenal was looking for. He offers everything the Gunners attack was missing last season. 2 world class players in 2 summers. And people want to say Wenger afraid to spend money on quality.

We've completed the last stage of the 10 year freeze of heavy spending on world class players.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/10601900/Arsenal-have-reached-their-Promised-Land-Why-2014-is-such-a-big-year-for-Arsene-Wenger-and-the-Gunners.html
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« Reply #5972 on: July 11, 2014, 07:44:18 AM »
Exactly the player Arsenal was looking for. He offers everything the Gunners attack was missing last season. 2 world class players in 2 summers. And people want to say Wenger afraid to spend money on quality.

We've completed the last stage of the 10 year freeze of heavy spending on world class players.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/10601900/Arsenal-have-reached-their-Promised-Land-Why-2014-is-such-a-big-year-for-Arsene-Wenger-and-the-Gunners.html

Amen to that. Madrid's #10 and Barca's #9 in two summers. And we were able to tell them we didn't need Cesc. Basically this is a huge "I told you so!" from Wenger and the board to the fans who were complaining about them being cheap.
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« Reply #5973 on: July 17, 2014, 11:48:57 AM »
Arsenal complete Mathieu Debuchy signing

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20140717/arsenal-complete-mathieu-debuchy-signing

France international Mathieu Debuchy has joined Arsenal Football Club on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old right back has just returned from the World Cup in Brazil, where he helped France reach the quarter-finals.

An experienced defender, Debuchy arrives from Newcastle United, where he featured 46 times during an 18-month spell. He spent the first nine years of his senior career with French side Lille, where he made 233 Ligue 1 appearances for his boyhood club and a further 18 in the Uefa Champions League.

Debuchy helped Lille to a league and Coupe de France double in 2010/11 and in the following season his contribution was recognised by being named in the 2011/12 Ligue 1 Team of the Season. His performances also earned him his international debut against Albania in October 2011, and he now has 25 caps for France.

Arsène Wenger said: “We are delighted to welcome Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal Football Club. He has shown he can perform at the highest level with his club sides and also for France. He is a quality defender who has good Premier League experience and I’m confident he will fit in very well with us.”

Debuchy will join up with his new team-mates soon for pre-season preparations and is expected to make his debut at the Emirates Cup in the first weekend of August.

He said: “I’m very proud to be joining a great club like Arsenal and to wear its colours, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the whole world. I’m looking forward to working with Arsène Wenger and to helping the team build on last season’s FA Cup success. Playing again in the Champions League is a big excitement for me and I will do my best to help Arsenal compete for trophies.”

Debuchy’s Arsenal squad number will be revealed soon through Arsenal’s official Instagram account @Arsenal.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Mathieu to the Club.
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« Reply #5974 on: July 27, 2014, 02:32:55 PM »
http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20140727/arsenal-to-sign-goalkeeper-david-ospina

Arsenal to sign David Ospina from Nice

David Ospina will join Arsenal Football Club on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper had an impressive World Cup with Colombia, helping his country to the quarter finals in Brazil with a series of fine displays.
He arrives at Emirates Stadium from French side Nice, where he made 189 Ligue 1 appearances during a six-year spell.
Ospina began his career with Atletico Nacional in Colombia’s Categoria Primera A league, aged just 17. An experienced international, he currently has 49 caps for his country.
Arsène Wenger said of the club’s new signing: “David Ospina is an excellent goalkeeper, with good experience and a proven record of performing with Nice and Colombia. He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us."
It is expected Ospina will make his first Arsenal appearance at the Emirates Cup, which takes place at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3.
Ospina’s Arsenal squad number will be revealed soon through Arsenal’s official Instagram account.
Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome David to the Club.
The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
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« Reply #5975 on: July 27, 2014, 02:33:31 PM »
Holding mid and backup centre half and bring on the league!
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« Reply #5976 on: July 29, 2014, 12:05:00 PM »
Seeing the training camp pictures and new signing Calum Chambers wearing #5. Like Vermaelen going to sell guns somewhere else.  ;D

This transfer window just keeps getting better and better! Sanchez comes to the BPL club with the brightest future (why on earth would he choose Liverpool over Arsenal at this point in their history?), Sagna replaced by the man keeping him out of the French National Team, Fabianski replaced with a player of quality and a highly promising young, versatile fullback signed. Time for that starting holding midfielder then bring on the season!
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« Reply #5977 on: July 29, 2014, 05:56:32 PM »
29 July 2014

Our most-important signing won't even play a single minute..
Forget Alexis. Forget Debuchy, Ospina, or Chambers.  Ignore any reports around any other player we may or may not sign. Those players, after all, will vie for time on the pitch with other members of the squad, rotating in as necessary or deserved and, more crucially, replacing them when they're injured. Arsenal's most significant signing of the summer won't compete for time on the pitch . He won't reduce anyone to time on the bench. His job will consist entirely of keeping our players on the pitch as much as possible. Shad Forsythe, fitness coach for Germany's national team, will come in to work alongside our current fitness coach, Tony Colbert. Forsythe's name may not be as drool-inducing as some of the players we covet, but his contributions off the pitch could prove to be even more vital than any contributions any players could make on it.


After all, even before the additions of the aforementioned four, this was a squad that held firmly onto first place for 128 days, keeping Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man City at arm's length until the wheels fell off. Injuries and fatigue denied us the services of player after player after player to the point that, collectively, our players missed 289 league games, far away the best (worst?) record in the Prem, more than double the number missed by Chelsea's players (109) or by City's (142). If Forsythe can reduce our injury-record even marginally, we could see a significant improvement in our fortunes.

Forsythe's speciality is in recovery, which some take to mean "getting injured but healing quickly." However, this reflects only a partial understanding of his role. "Recovery" as Forsythe practices it is a concept much broader than that, involving bloodwork, nutrition, and other treatments tailored specifically to each athlete and his or her extertion levels. In this piece he wrote for the PerformBetter! website, he explains his methods and work with the German national team. I'll boil it down a bit but encourage you to give the full article a read. What he emphasizes is a regimen that will enhance an athlete's body to recover from exertion more quickly, enabling the athlete's tissues and joints to recuperate more fully between matches, thereby reducing the risk of exhaustion, which causes some injuries and can increase the risk of other injuries.

For example, Forsythe writes:
Post workout nutrition should consist of: a mixture of carbohydrates, fats, proteins (based on the athletes body composition and exertion level), electrolytes (based on the athletes perspiring levels), and water for hydration. Cryotherapy should consist of cold water immersion (55 degrees F) for at least 5 minutes. Athletes exerting the whole body (Rugby/American Football) should be fully immersed with only the head showing while athlete primarily exerting the lower body (Cyclist/Soccer) immersion to above the waist is acceptable.
Daily treatments that include stretching, cryotherapy (that would be the cold-water immersion), self-massage, and professional massage may not sound like revolutionary techniques, but I'm sure that Forsythe's work with the German team and ours would consist of more individualized regimens. Earlier in that same article, he talks of "blood samples weekly throughout the [2006 World Cup] to monitor signs of stress and overtraining" and how team-doctors reported "the lowest markers for stress and overtraining in the history of German National Teams during a tournament and credited the results to our consistent recovery regimen." Germany may not have won the 2006 World Cup, but they did win in 2014 despite playing in the heat and humidity against an Argentinian squad theoretically more-comfortable with such conditions.

Forsythe may not be able to prevent the kind of injures that Oxlade-Chamberlain or Walcott suffered this season, by he may very well be able to prevent the other knocks, niggles, and strains that build up over the course of a season. How much better might Mesut have played in his first Prem season, his first away from La Liga's softer winter? Would Ramsey have suffered his thigh-strain in the first place? Could we see Diaby play an entire season? We lambasted our trainers all season for failing to prevent injuries or get players back on their feet as quickly as we were told they'd be. I'm not saying that Forsythe will set us up for an injury-free season; far from it. If he can mitigate our injury-woes in any way, though, he might just be the best addition to the squad.

http://woolwich1886.blogspot.ca/2014/07/our-most-important-signing-wont-even.html
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« Reply #5978 on: August 15, 2014, 12:27:31 AM »
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What is tiring is to lose players to City or ­somebody else. You will have to ask Sagna why he chose City. I made him a proposal to stay for three years, but he chose them. Had he chosen a long time ago? Maybe – it looks to me like he agreed it a long time before. It is disappointing because he came here as an unknown and he became a French ­international. But I also respect Sagna because, until the last day of his contract with us, he was super-professional. - Arsene Wenger.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenals-wenger-surprised-disappointed-title-4021746#ixzz3ARHTBX2G

[In the last five years, Arsenal have lost Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and now Sagna to City].


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« Reply #5979 on: August 15, 2014, 06:00:08 AM »
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« Reply #5980 on: August 16, 2014, 10:05:49 PM »
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What is tiring is to lose players to City or ­somebody else. You will have to ask Sagna why he chose City. I made him a proposal to stay for three years, but he chose them. Had he chosen a long time ago? Maybe – it looks to me like he agreed it a long time before. It is disappointing because he came here as an unknown and he became a French ­international. But I also respect Sagna because, until the last day of his contract with us, he was super-professional. - Arsene Wenger.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenals-wenger-surprised-disappointed-title-4021746#ixzz3ARHTBX2G

[In the last five years, Arsenal have lost Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and now Sagna to City].


Interesting that none of the players we lost to City were huge successes. Nasri still has a chance. Clichy is ok and Sagna's career is winding down. Probably why I never felt that hostile towards City buying our players.
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« Reply #5981 on: August 16, 2014, 10:08:37 PM »
Team looked rusty. I'll take the 3 points though. Hope the play improves for the Besiktas playoff and the Everton game next weekend.

Ramsey, what can I say? The man has that Thomas Muller quality of knowing where to be and he can bury it. Keep it up Aaron!
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« Reply #5982 on: August 19, 2014, 01:10:43 PM »
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« Reply #5983 on: August 23, 2014, 11:34:04 AM »
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« Reply #5984 on: August 23, 2014, 12:36:31 PM »
Play crap for 70 minutes, then turn the screws. And consider that Everton's 2nd goal was offside...

I think the Giroud haters need to get a grip now. Ramsey is still on fire.
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« Reply #5985 on: August 28, 2014, 09:32:00 AM »
Tough game yesterday. Besiktas should be in the UCL. Just not at Arsenal's expense.
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« Reply #5986 on: August 28, 2014, 11:31:23 AM »
Giroud is out for 4 months but he (Wenger) is not buying a striker. I've always had a problem with my side's pinch penny spending but I agree with his focus on a central midfielder and defender, we need them.
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« Reply #5987 on: August 28, 2014, 02:19:53 PM »
Wenger like bachanal. Arsenal scrambling right from the start of the season.

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« Reply #5988 on: August 31, 2014, 01:21:30 PM »
Arsene's insistence on playing Sanogo and talking up his striking options have to be a poorly veiled negotiating tactic. I want to believe that he trying to play hard ball with another club and doh really believe that he can make it to the next transfer window in a  competitive position with what on hand now.

Then again he's shown himself to be stubborn in the past.

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« Reply #5989 on: September 01, 2014, 11:31:30 AM »
It's being reported that Danny Welbeck is currently undergoing a medical at Arsenal right now.
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« Reply #5990 on: September 01, 2014, 11:38:14 AM »
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« Reply #5991 on: September 01, 2014, 02:32:24 PM »
From BBC:
"Arsenal have reached an agreement with Manchester United for the permanent signing of Danny Welbeck.

"The fee is in the region of £16m and there is no expectation that there will be any complications with the 23-year-old's personal terms or medical checks."
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« Reply #5992 on: September 01, 2014, 02:50:15 PM »
So Arsenal's valuation of Wellbeck is equal to Liverpool's valuation of Balotelli?  Interesting.  Brilliant piece ah business by United, if true.

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« Reply #5993 on: September 01, 2014, 07:00:04 PM »
We started the transfer window with a bang and ended with a disappointing whimper. If Giroud can't fire us to the next level, doubt if Welbeck can either. BTW where de damn CB?

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« Reply #5994 on: September 02, 2014, 05:58:17 AM »
We started the transfer window with a bang and ended with a disappointing whimper.
That is just perception, though. If they did start de transfer window with Chambers and Welbeck and sign Alexis Sanchez yesterday, everybody woulda be buzzing.

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« Reply #5995 on: September 02, 2014, 11:26:12 AM »
So Arsenal's valuation of Wellbeck is equal to Liverpool's valuation of Balotelli?  Interesting.  Brilliant piece ah business by United, if true.

I think he being English had a part to play in the fee
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« Reply #5996 on: September 02, 2014, 11:56:28 AM »
So Arsenal's valuation of Wellbeck is equal to Liverpool's valuation of Balotelli?  Interesting.  Brilliant piece ah business by United, if true.

I think he being English had a part to play in the fee

Oh I'm sure it did... but it also means that better options might have been out there beyond England.  I just have a hard time believing that Arsenal really wanted Welbeck all along, as opposed to panic buying at the close.

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« Reply #5997 on: September 02, 2014, 01:44:06 PM »
So Arsenal's valuation of Wellbeck is equal to Liverpool's valuation of Balotelli?  Interesting.  Brilliant piece ah business by United, if true.

I think he being English had a part to play in the fee

Oh I'm sure it did... but it also means that better options might have been out there beyond England.  I just have a hard time believing that Arsenal really wanted Welbeck all along, as opposed to panic buying at the close.

It's the Arsenal way  :D They had some interest before, but that was only if they did not get who they really wanted. Hope it works out in the long run, I am not as disappointed as most Arsenal fans are. ManU has more pressure to succeed with the amount of money they spent for a loanee.
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« Reply #5998 on: September 02, 2014, 02:38:26 PM »
We started the transfer window with a bang and ended with a disappointing whimper.
That is just perception, though. If they did start de transfer window with Chambers and Welbeck and sign Alexis Sanchez yesterday, everybody woulda be buzzing.

I am a bit disappointed in the Welbeck acquisition but prefer him to Remy. At the end of the day I realize that the striking options at this late stage were pretty limited but we've always known that Sonogo not up to snuff and Alexis will take time to adapt.

I am hoping that Welbeck seizes the opportunity just like Sturridge did after leaving Chelsea.

Biggest disappointment is the lack of activity  on the defensive end especially as Vermaelen and Miquel are gone. For CB we have Per, Kos, Chambers and Nacho. I would argue we still need an upgrade on DM, but Diaby etc and so on.

Even though I think we are stronger that last year, the competition hasn't stood still. So after a promising start to the transfer window I feel that we are where we usually end up; a very good team that's a quality player or two short of the biggest competition. Anyway I would love for the team to make me eat my words. COYG.
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« Reply #5999 on: September 03, 2014, 08:55:26 AM »
So Arsenal's valuation of Wellbeck is equal to Liverpool's valuation of Balotelli?  Interesting.  Brilliant piece ah business by United, if true.

And also similar to Remy's valuation as well.  Go figure