ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

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Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Postby SteveO 35 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:07 pm

Just when I thought I'd forgotten about Silvestre and Squillachi at centre half, along comes the next closest thing......Jerome Boateng.

Fuck me - how low can it go if we sign that useless piece of shit

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Postby Midz » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:01 pm

Just when I thought I'd forgotten about Silvestre and Squillachi at centre half, along comes the next closest thing......Jerome Boateng.

Fuck me - how low can it go if we sign that useless piece of shit
Absolutely! I just hope it doesn't happen.

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Postby SteveO 35 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:12 pm

Just when I thought I'd forgotten about Silvestre and Squillachi at centre half, along comes the next closest thing......Jerome Boateng.

Fuck me - how low can it go if we sign that useless piece of shit
Absolutely! I just hope it doesn't happen.
The price being quoted is around £4m. I remember our superfans telling me how David Luiz was a bargain at £8m and look where that got us! This bloke is twice as shit so I suppose there is logic in the price tag :D

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Postby northbank123 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:17 pm

Maybe he will only he half as much of a calamity at half the price though!

How about some positivity SteveO...

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Postby SteveO 35 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:45 pm

Maybe he will only he half as much of a calamity at half the price though!

How about some positivity SteveO...
He has somehow perfected the art of looking shite despite playing for Man City, Bayern and Germany.......quite an achievement when you think about it !

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Postby OneBardGooner » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:04 am

Arsenal have formally contacted Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to express their interest in 31-year-old Germany defender Jerome Boateng. (Footmercato - in French)

Ohhh! Fuckkk! Just "NO" No No No No Noooooooooooooooo!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Arsenal going out shopping on the cheap again. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Postby Nos89 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:04 am

Maybe he will only he half as much of a calamity at half the price though!

How about some positivity SteveO...

Works the other way I'm afraid, half the price, twice the calamity. Although, he did keep Mustafi out the national team so the bar is set low enough. Surely, there is a championship CB better than Boatang in our u-23 squad, Medley perhaps?

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Postby Jock Gooner » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:39 pm

Maybe he will only he half as much of a calamity at half the price though!

How about some positivity SteveO...
Surely, there is a championship CB better than Boatang in our u-23 squad, Medley perhaps?

This ^^^. Absolutely there will be a couple of decent CBs kicking about in the Championship who could do a job but we are too snobby / continental (take your pick) to bother our arses investing the time and effort to scout them. In fact you could probably put together a whole defence from teams outside the Championship top four which would still be better than what we have. I've only seen Medley a couple of times but he didn't look quite ready to me and I'd hate to see him in the team too early.

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Postby Midz » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:48 pm

Your daughter's Guinea Pig 'Chi Chi' is better than Boateng, FFS!!

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Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Postby OneBardGooner » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:24 pm

Your daughter's Guinea Pig 'Chi Chi' is better than Boateng, FFS!!

:? :? :?



:rubchin:

I thought Chi Chi was a Panda?? :?

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Postby mcdowell42 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:52 pm

Currently between Bristol City, Nottingham Forest & Sheffield Wednesday for Eddie Nketiah loan - his decision expected Tuesday: https://t.co/FI2AyIsKIL

That + loads more on this week’s pod, out tomorrow morning: https://t.co/AXiyHbr90d

Monday’s column: https://t.co/oRylJTXX9w

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Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Postby mcdowell42 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:28 pm

Arteta on transfers: “We don’t talk about any transfers but we are working on a few things.”

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Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Postby mcdowell42 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:23 am

Ornstein : Arsenal are looking to shift upto 12 players on loan/permanent transfer moves.

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Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Postby northbank123 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:55 am

Whilst our squad is clearly not good enough, I think we need to be cautious in terms of buying players.

Clearly we could do with quality in defence and we are very light in CM (especially if he does the right thing and moves on Xhaka). However, we absolutely do not want to get caught in the trap of signing players for the level that we are at now, and find that a year down the line we have a squad packed full of new average players, who might be a bit better than what we have now but not good enough for where we should be aiming.

If there are good options out there then great, but bear in mind it’s the January window. We’re no longer any sort of relegation risk, we realistically have nothing to play for in the league and if there aren’t really good options available I would rather wait until the summer.

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Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Postby mcdowell42 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:13 pm

Arsenal will focus on trying to bring in one or two loan additions to boost Arteta’s squad before loosening the purse strings again in the summer ahead of the 2020-21 season. [@charles_watts]


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