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Who needs to be sold and signed this summer

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Recent results have reflected the hard-work and commitment put in by our players and so I guess it’s only justified to congratulate them after enduring such a busy schedule as of late.

However, having said that, I guess I can be allowed to turn the page and address the issues at hand.

I really love, value and rate our current crop of players and I will forever continue to. We must however not forget that despite their quality some of them might have lost it at Arsenal and therefore some chopping needs to be had. I have therefore analysed and included the following list of who should be going and who should be coming in respectively:


Abou Diaby

One of the best dribblers and passers of the ball at the club. He also possesses magnificent movement and was highlighted to be in the mould of one Patrick Vieira. Multiple injuries have however all but hampered his Arsenal career, reducing him to a ‘paid for nothing’ status.

Andrey Arshavin

First of all I wonder if he will be willing to extend his current contract but even so, the Russian seems to have lost his way on the wing and though he favours the number 10 position, it will be hard to come by at the Emirates, especially considering Arsene Wenger’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Still word-class for me but perhaps his time at Arsenal has finally run out.

Marouane Chamakh

The Moroccan just seems less confident, less aggressive than last season and looks to have given up.

Sebastien Squillaci

No comment.

Manuel Almunia

Just let him leave, never going to play for the club again.


Javi Martinez

The Spanish midfielder is said to be the new Patrick Vieira in his native country and has also admitted to idolising the legendary Frenchman in the past. His Endless energy, aerial ability, versatility and ability on the ball would make him a perfect partner for Song and co. in midfield. has admitted that he would be keen on a move to the Premier League.

Lukas Podolski

If reports from Germany are accurate then the FC Koln striker is already Gunner, having been bought for a fee of £10.9 million fee. Would certainly give Robin van Persie some competition upfront.

Gonzalo Higuain

Forget Karim Benzema (who I think has the same negatives as Chamakh), Higuan is the striker to help bolster our attacking options.

Jan Vertonghen

Ex-partner of Thomas Vermaelen and could also provide cover in midfield.

Now I would rather see these players stated above arrive over Hazard or Gotze, as I believe the players listed would bring more steel to the side, which we urgently need.

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  • MongPepp says:

    KARIM BENEZEMA is currently one of the best strikers in the world. He’s got aggression, pace, skills and an eye for goal. How you can rate Higuain above him, no logic or stats.

    KARIM BENEZEMA would be the best option for us above all strikers. However if we’re getting Podolski it’s not going to happen, which is a great great shame. I hope no one else in the EPL bags hims.

    Defenders: Vertonghen
    (Miguel/Bartley also get promoted)

    Midfielders: Sahin or Goetze and Robben or Hoilett or Hazard or Ribery.
    (Aneke/Ozyakup also get promoted)

    Strikers: Benzema and Sessagnon
    (Afobe and Joel Campbell also get promoted)

    Henry Lansbury
    Andrey Arshavin
    Marouane Chamakh
    Sebastien Squillaci
    Manuel Almunia
    Yousless Benayoun

  • Cc says:

    Martinez,not a bad idea.

  • Bairn says:

    Ooh can I play football manager too? Buy this buy that, sell this sell that. Wank wank wank. If only arsene wenger knew as much about football and management as a virgin with bad skin.

    • qureshi says:

      Well said mate!
      These guys are living in a dream world
      Arsene is a thousand times more experienced at what he does than any of us.if he thinks a player is feasible for this club on a long term basis he will buy.long live lord wenger.COYG

  • George ibude says:

    Diaby will be fit next year but we still lack a playmaker that score or assist more than 20 goals a season like fabregas

  • nicky says:

    At the very time that a newly fit Diaby will be playing a massive part in Arsenal’s race for 4th place or better, how someone could think of selling him in the Summer is beyond me.
    Wait until the season’s end and then join most fans in hailing him as an integral part of our midfield!

    • qureshi says:

      Exactly and all of these people are those that also said that rosicky and sir Van the man were no use and now there on their bandwagon.these kind of fans only see what’s in the papers rather than what’s real life grow up!wenger still knows best

  • qureshi says:

    Come on gooners and especially u who writes these fantasy based articles and say that these so called world beating players should be bought,if it were that simple anzhi would have bought podolski rather than us get ur self in the real world mate.players shouldn’t be judged until they have played consistently on a long term basis until that stop moaning that’s the thing all other fans of other teams call us moaners because u people can’t let urself out of the fantasy league world grow the f*ck up!this is arsenal and u should support arsenal no matter what!

  • Paul says:

    Agree with all the players named in the story there, however we need to get Ramsey and arteta out of the first 11 bcos they are just not good enough and have no creativity also I know the old man rivers played brilliantly against AC however he is well past it and needs to be on the way out not given a new contract!!!!

  • Paul says:

    Oh and also we need another creative midfielder I personally think Jack is beta than gotze and hazard however he can’t do it all by himself so one of those 2 would be great or even beta in dreamland KAKA!!!!!!!

  • Adam says:

    The fact Ramsy is not on the sell list is a direct indication of how useless and stupid these blogs are!
    Ramsy is a useless prat that deserves a horrific injury to bring smiles to true fans!
    Give Ramsy a rope and let’s hope Gary speed doesn’t get lonely.

  • jjj says:

    schezny, sagna, verinator, kos, gibbs, song, wilshere, gotze, hazard, ox, podolski, rvp

    4-2-4 song holding with gotze and wilshere switching in attack, podolski and rvp up front with hazard and the ox on the flanks, a solid back 4 that can build at the season goes on. please wenger
    sell Buy
    Diaby-5m, Hazard-30m
    almunia-1m Gotze-20m
    squillachi-1m vertonghen-12m
    bendtner-7m Podolski-10m

    denilson-5m promote
    chamack-5m j.campbell
    park chu-1m ozyakup
    djourou-3m Gnarby
    Bring back
    Vela-5m Frimpong,

    possible 41m in income and 72m on outgoings that 31m for a truly world class squad ready to challenge on all fronts. not to mention players like jenkinson and ramsey who can only add to the squad. Arteta was just a stop gap now wilshere is back i hope we dont see him as much but i think wenger wont splash out on a high class central midfielder this summer sad to say.
    and i know there are the people who will say that its easy to be a manager online but its simple get rid of the time wasters and poor players and replace them with class and for 32 million for a world class team isnt bad seeing as we sold fabregas for 35m.will this happen i doubt it but ive had my say. oh by ht e way walcott and gervinho arent good enough to win the league we need hazard and the ox, gotze, wilshere, rvp podolski come on tell me im wrong,

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