Did Arsenal do well in the transfer window?

Reflecting on our transfer window after yesterday’s win by KJ

After what was an extremely disappointing end to the transfer window, Wenger quickly dispelled any criticism with a solid 2-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield. So is everything as rosy as it seems?

Yes and No.

The negative at the moment is probably Giroud. He seems to be missing a bit of confidence to his game. He’s trying too hard and hence is fluffing chances that we all know he should score.

Also, another downer was the fact that we didn’t replace outgoing players.

I understand that RVP was replaced by Giroud, however, Bendtner and Park were able to leave without a suitable replacement coming in. Now if Giroud gets injured, we could struggle with Chamakh as our main striker.

Song is another person that wasn’t replaced. I love Diaby as much as the next guy but his injury record puts massive doubts over his ability to play 40+ games this season. I personally feel we should’ve bought either Capoue or M’Vila to make sure that we maintain that “enforcer” in midfield if Diaby were to ever get injured.

The positives are quite clear to see. Cazorla is already looking like one of the buys of the season. Easily one of the best midfielders in the world. That’s how good he is. To think that Arsene got him for a mere £12 million is daylight robbery. His real market value is closer to the £25 million mark. He is the natural replacement to Fabregas and to be honest, there isn’t a better player on the market.

Podolski is already starting to show why he’s already stacked up 100 appearances for the German National team. He’s quick, industrious and ruthless. He is the ultimate left wing powerhouse. His defensive work rate is his most impressive feature as he’s already built up a great relationship with Gibbs.

The disappointment of this transfer window can be overshadowed if Wenger has got the calls right. Only time will tell but I’m positive about the Gunners this season.

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71 thoughts on “Did Arsenal do well in the transfer window?

  1. Kobi

    I would say 50-50.
    The players we did bring in are absoultely amazing.
    If we had signed three more (St, CB & DM) it would have been a perfect window. We want to challenge on all fronts and so I think we still need to strengthen our squad. A shame really, as I feel Wenger could have done some great deadline deals.

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  2. leo

    we need to hold on to wenger for another 7-8 years the project will be a sucess soon keep players fit & new signings in jan

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  3. jk

    of course we could have done better, I like the 3 players we did bring in but we are still two bodies short. We needed a versatile defender and another striker and to be fair there was no excuse for not getting them!

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  4. juhislihis

    Our squad is awesome, nobody has questioned that. But we tend to get freakishly a lot of injuries which makes our season every year agony, every time a crucial player comes from injury, another one is off. It’s always good to have depth in the squad.

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  5. Vish

    Its a 50-50 when it comes to the striker role.
    Midfield we have lot of options with rosicky and wilshere also coming back soon. Plus frimpong and coquelin are there as well. And in our regular team we have santi ,areteta, diaby and ramsey. SO we can have different combinations.
    But yes Walcott could be given a chance as a striker in case Giroud gets injured. Maybe this IS wenger’s plan afterall. HOWEVER i still believe that Chamakh CAN do well somehow. He was so good when he arrived. We need to support him . He is not DEADWOOD by any chance.
    And also Arshavin still has some golden dust left in his boots. Don’t count him out.

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  6. SL

    We can criticize or apprecoate Wenger all we like. It’s the results that matter ultimately. That will only be shown or seen in the log run. Just a few games are not an indicator of how good Diaby is or if we truly NEEDED a DMF., a striker or another star as backup. But to be fair, Wilshere is coming back nd so is Rosicly. Arshvin in my reconing should get a chance.

    If Diaby gets it, so should Arshavin and Walcott should seize whatever chances he is getting. Fine, he may leave for nothing for all we know, but that does not stop Wenger from using him.

    Am buzzing for the matches after the international break. Hopefully, we dont sustain any injuries. That is always a curse for us.
    COYG!!!!

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  7. SL

    We can criticize or apprecoate Wenger all we like. It’s the results that matter ultimately. That will only be shown or seen in the log run. Just a few games are not an indicator of how good Diaby is or if we truly NEEDED a DMF., a striker or another star as backup. But to be fair, Wilshere is coming back nd so is Rosicly. Arshvin in my reconing should get a chance.

    If Diaby gets it, so should Arshavin and Walcott should seize whatever chances he is getting. Fine, he may leave for nothing for all we know, but that does not stop Wenger from using him.

    Am buzzing for the matches after the international break. Hopefully, we dont sustain any injuries. That is always a curse for us.
    COYG!!!!

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  8. real gunner

    I think we did ok wld have loved to see a cple more big names come in just like most of u but in reality I’m a realist and I think AW will give some of our youth a run out if we get desparate. Afterall y are we snappig up all this young talent, nurturing and developing them if we never gonna give them a chance?

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  9. Felipe

    Yes. Now next year year we need to buy SAKHO, M’VILLA, and FALCAO (Or CAVANI). And we will win everything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. jk

    I think eisfeld should be given a shot he is every bit as good as ramsey, if we aint goin to use him we should have him out on loan just dont want to see him wasted in the reserves.

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  11. reddb10

    lets have this discussion in December, not after three games and our first win.

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  12. jk

    Falcao and Cavani never happen in a million years!! Although falcao would be worth every penny! Wenger will spot a couple of gems in january.

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  13. oxinmybox

    cdm cdm cdm are you serious abt the need of cdm? Bould effect has removed my doubts abt our defending. 3 games 0 conceded!! First time in 90years for AFC. Thank wenger we didnt waste money on CDM. The only thing we need was a striker with ability of poacher.

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  14. PrinsityGH

    So far let me say is 2 against 1, while most of u see Giroud to be out of the three singner this season.
    I think we shouldn’t put too much pressure on the striker(Giroud), i can see somthing new in him which is good and it will help the ARSENAL to do something better.
    Though it would have been better if M’Villa signed, but now let hope Diaby get injury free this season and let put confident in Frimpong and Conquelin and i think we wil win something.
    The GUN is loading!!!

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  15. elvi

    our current squard is good but not good enough to leauge title…what ever…what i want is daiby’s 5 years extension soon.other wise we will loose him too under wenger’s policy.hope it will not repeat again with us.
    Abu Daiby is our real treasure….n want to see him in no.4 jersey as no.2 has jinx.

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  16. real gunner

    @fillipe Falcao has a 50mil release clause soooooo u can forget abt him for a while.
    @JK I agree with u. Eastfield as at least as good as Ramsey. We’ve seen a cpl of our potential stars walk recently but I think eastfield is a not to distant future star.

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  17. AndrewArsenal

    Let giroud have a few reserve games to boost his confidence. keep playing him in the first team though otherwise he will lose his confidence and that can ruin a player

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  18. jk

    Giroud will break his duck against southampton ive no doubt, and his overall game his been good enough to no warrant dropping him neway!

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  19. 300 hunna

    if we need a good finisher. we should sign darren bent. 1. he is an arsenal fan 2. aston villa continue to struggle. 3. he should come cheap since no other team is looking for him in the market. 10 to 20 million range i think. and we should have signed a decent cb or rb. jenkinson made a lot of mistakes that man city or chelsea might captilize on. angel rangel or van der wiel would have been good. but overall i always trust wenger

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  20. 300 hunna

    and if giroud scores his first goal next game vs southhampton. he will follow up what henry and berkgamp did. they both scored their first arsenal goal vs southhampton

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  21. landi

    use walcott as a forward, and buy a new winger in januari !
    Wenger said that some b players are going to step up to the a team. im betting on eisfield and aneke.

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  22. obi

    Dont u think its too soon to judge?lets wait for atleast 10 games and post this artical again.

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  23. jk

    Cant believe hulk went to zenit he would be a beast in the premiership. He ovbiously went for the money very sad a guy at the top of his game moving to the russian league!! I reckon we will get a look at theo through the middle against southampton at some stage lets see what he can do!

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  24. 7

    If Demba Ba really has a 7m buyout clause in his contract wouldn’t we all rather see him fighting for a place in our line-up than Chamakh??? Powerful striker with goals in him and the ability to hold the ball up by fighting off the defenders. This might be the sort of striker Giroud is but is this a bad thing??? I don’t know. Like for like if one gets injured sounds pretty sensible to me for the stability of the team. Small gamble in today’s market really. 7

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  25. true goon

    of course not,sold rvp didnt replaces him,giroud is not a replacement for rvp more like a replacement for chamakh(hope im wrong),the team can do well but not because of our transfer business,our squad is still weak in the same areas as last year the defence mainly the full back positions and definitely upfront.

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  26. Vp

    If podolski gets injured then we really are in trouble.. As.chamak and giroud up front for us does not fill me with confidence!!

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  27. realist

    I have this sneaky feeling that chamakh will go to turkey by wednesday with wenger possibly making a move for drogba or even micael owen.

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  28. sjGooner

    I think Theo will be the back-up striker, thus the reason for offloading Park and Retard.

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  29. stephen187

    excellent game over the weekend but at the same time could have done with another striker brought in, maybe a big athletic DM to rotate with arteta. Stil think with arsenals annual injury crisis we could have done with some a couple extra recruits….we would almost be title favourites if we hadnt sold rvp and song

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  30. elvi

    OG’s best is yet to come just be patience………..start by podoski lead by cazola n daiby n finishing will be done by OG.

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  31. richie

    why would wenger need to replace bendtner and park when bendtner spent the season on loan and park made 6 appearances last season? arsene has the ability to jiggle his line a bit (without turning to chamack) by playing poldi as center forward. he could also give theo a run or play a nine-less spain-esque attack

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  32. realist

    Chamakh was bought as the replacement for bendtner. park was.actually only bought after velas original replacement joel.campbell didnt get a work permit. However wenger bought giroud and podolski as replacements for rvp so in theory we still have 3 strikers. the fact that podolski can play wide is a bonus as really that is tje rle for gervinho and arshavin to contest with walcott and chamberlain contesting the right. whatever way you look at it arsenal only use around 23 players per season plus whatever we use in the domestic cups and CL dead rubbers. certainly no more than 35 in all competitions. Thats 23 homegrown/non-homgrown and 12 under 21s. For champions league we are bang on 25 a list playets with unlimited b list. the only change i habe a snraky feeling might happen is chamakh leaving with wenger going for drogba as the turkish window hasnt closed and drogba is out of contract.

    GK – szcesney fabianski mannone martinez
    RB – sagna jenkinson
    CB – vermaelen koscielny mertesacker djourou squillaci miquel
    LB – gibbs santos
    DM – arteta coquelin frimpong eastmond yennaris
    CM – diaby wilshire henderson aneke
    AM – cazorla rosicky ramsey
    RF – walcott chamberlain eisfeld
    CF – podolski giroud chamakh
    LF – gervinho arshavin watt

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  33. ERG

    We have cover in all positions just not experienced cover.
    Our transfer activity was more to do with getting the deadwood out then bringing more players in we didnt do a great job of that either just loaning everyone out.
    Hopefully onc the deadwood are all gone properly gone will have a more productive transfer window.
    Arsene has left us a little short but we must trust in him and prey we keep our players fit for long periods.

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  34. Youssef

    Yes, our squad is better than LAST year here’s why:

    RVP out and Giroud & Podolski IN
    Song out and Diaby and Wilshere IN ( since they didn’t play LAST year )

    We sold Bendtner and Park who have been not used LAST year.

    So Yes we are better.
    And please, SUPPORT your team, club, players and management. The season has started and we can’t moan anymore.

    Gooner 4 ever from morocco.

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  35. Moses

    To be honest, I’d have liked to gain full back cover. A versatile CB who could also play fullback would’ve been ideal.

    Maybe another backup striker would’ve been nice, but we do have some options if needed, I’m sure we could play Gervinho down the middle, or Arshavin, or even give Theor a shot.

    The signings we’ve made look good, particularly Cazorla. Podolski has settled nicely too, I’m reserving judgement on Giroud so far but have high hopes.

    It’s also nice to have Diaby back, and will be nice to have Wilshere back, anything to keep Ramsey in his rightful place on the bench.

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  36. Dan

    They did the bare minimum they could possibly do. The midfield should be okay if injuries don’t come back to haunt us again.

    I still think a versatile defender like Mbiwa who would cost less than 10 mil, and a winger/striker would have been useful, but nevermind.

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  37. fatboy

    Firstly I would like to day to most people get of Giroud back he is a very good striker and unlike the most of you I last year watched him play and believe once he scores he will come very good strike in the epl I think we done well to bring in these players but I wasn’t happy about losing song but I believe AW knows what he is done unlike the board……….

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  38. ArsenalGoon

    GoalKeepers: Szczesny, Fabianski and Mannone

    Central Defenders: Vermaelen, Koscielny, Mertesacker and Djorou

    Leftback: Gibbs, Santos and Vermaelen as last resort

    Rightback: Sagna, Jenkinson and Coquelin/Koscielny as last resort

    Center Mid Holding: Arteta, Coquelin and Frimpong

    Center Mid Box to Box: Wilshere, Diaby and Ramsey

    Centre Mid Attacking: Cazorla, Ox, Rosicky and Arshavin

    Left Wing: Gervinho, Podolski and Ox

    Right Wing: Walcott, Gervinho, Ox

    Strikers: Giroud, Podolski, Walcott and Chamakh

    As you can see, we have depth in every position and the versatility of many of the players mean the players can rotate easily in the event of an injury. A “utility” defender as many were calling for, wouldn’t have got much game time it was never a necessity, a holding player is the same scenario, Coquelin (who by the way was complaining last season about game time) would be pushed out and Frimpong would have no chance. The only player needed was either a striker or a winger if Wenger decided to give Walcott his shot upfront. I personally think were sorted. If the goals run thin which i don’t think they will im sure Wenger will invest in another striker come January window.

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  39. AmericanGooner

    We did ok, we could have used one more player in my opinion.

    Lets just hope and pray that no one gets hurt.

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  40. Tamil is King

    the squad is just right….its about Quality and not Quantity….Arsenal players are versatile and can play in multi positions……

    Players mentioned are not much better than the current squad…….if they are that good and experienced they would have been snap up by bigger clubs….

    New players still need time to gel and settle time too…….

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  41. HARRY COOPER

    I THINK WE PUTTING TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON GIROUD,DONT FORGET HE IS 10 MIL NOT 25 OR 30 MIL,AND THE FACT IS HE HAS HAD 2 GAMES AND NOT 2O AND I WILL BET ANYONE HE WILL GET 17 MAYBE 18 GOALS THIS SEASON…..
    SANTI HAS SHOWN HE IS TOTAL CLASS…
    PODOLSKI IS CLASS TOO,SO MANY TIMES FROM ATACK HE CAME BACK DEFENDING…..
    DIABY WILL MAKE SONG LOOK LIKE A KID IF HE STAYS FIT…

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  42. Jhon Galliquio

    i think it was a positive transfer window. A young talented striker would have been perfect for Wenger to convert into a classy ST as he did years ago with Van pussy. We do not need another DM since wilshere is coming back and we have coq, diaby, rosicky, ramsey and buying another would mean giving less oportunities to younger players. I would only buy another CB if we can first get rid of Squillaci and Djourou

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  43. Joe

    The only down side of the transfer window for me was Song. We all new RVP was going and podolski and giroud in for RVP is good business in my eyes.

    But nobody expected Song to leave and i think its left a big whole in the squad. Diaby could be a better replacement then song but can he play 40+ games a season? we will see.

    Would like to have seen Mvila join but can understand why Wenger decided not too we have lots of midfielders. The only other transfer would have been a backup striker or a versatile defender.

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  44. Tamil is King

    Arsenal has no prob in midfield…always produce alot of world class midfielders…..but hardly any defenders or strikers…….

    but this season, Arsenal had more than enough….the players are versatile….

    now Kos has a problem playing if Per keeps up and nobody gets injured…..

    Same for Wilshere and Rosicky…..if Diaby Cazorla and Arteta keeps up…..

    Prob get less than 10 games….

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  45. Goonertron

    We should of brought Berbatov would of been a good cheap buy for a proven finisher, golden boot equal 2 seasons ago.

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  46. Kiran

    Van persie’s sale to Man utd, not to juventis simply shows the attitude of our greedy board, arsenal wont win anything with this board. Just money making business is going on.

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  47. D1GOON

    Compare to last seasons, it is much better.

    It is well, but not well enough.

    If we have a more supportive board like Usmanov, I can see Wenger wanting to sign Fabregas or Jovetic.

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  48. S.H

    Well considering we were screaming for quality players last year, this summer is a success. We bought some very good players on the cheap. If they were English, they’d be worth double but have half the technical skill foreign players possess.

    The only thing we didn’t do well with is retaining our top players. That is NOT Wenger’s fault but the greedy Board pushing Wenger to make huge profits each year. We failed to replace those players that left which is another negative in this transfer window.

    We showed true character last year by coming back from 17th and this year I believe the team will be even stronger due to their on/off field bond. The team looks harmonious and they no longer have to deal with massive egos in Nasri, RVP and Bendtner anymore. We will see the team improve immensely over the next 6 months. It’ll be raining more goals than RVP’s tenure.

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  49. henrychan-indonesia

    Who is Michu..?? Why is he only worth 2 mil..??
    Is he another Demba Ba..??
    Why we missed to bring him to Emirates..??

    Sorry guys.. I still missed RvP..
    Saw how he make hattrick.. Make me feel so sad..
    Wish him all the best..

    But Arsenal will win EPL this season..
    And I Hope Wenger give the youngster more chance..
    Go gunners..

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  50. Skeelo

    Yes we have bought well, we lost 2 players of quality but on the other hand it gives the guys who have not been game time a chance to proof there abilities. Buyn aint always the solution to your problems, particularly if a team cannot play as a unit, 1 or 2 signing can make a difference to a team but they cannot asure a win all the time. We have relied on RVP to slot home every opportunity we had at goal and this time we need shared goals to relieve pressure on our strikers. Giroud has a huge boots to fill, no doubt about that, he has had a chnace or 3 to register himself but he is rushing things infront of goal, alittle more composure and we are going to see the guys true goal scoring talent, his ambitious and always positioning himself for a goal scoring opportunity, some Wenger aid and Arsenal will be giving all fans something to smile about.

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  51. KickuPtheArsene

    I wld rate the players coming and going from 1-10 (1=squilachi, 10=Messi) then see the total score.
    Outgoing:
    RVP: -10
    Song: -8
    Bendtner: -6 (as a striker he’s capable of scoring, forget him as an individual)
    Park: -3 (never saw him play really. Why did we buy him again?)
    Total: -27

    (note: not including other squad players we really didn’t rely on – Lansbury, etc. Also, I know technically Bendter and Park are on loan, but are we really ever going to see them play for us again?)

    Incoming: (Based on on performance so far)
    Cazorla: 9
    Podolski: 8
    Giroud: 5 (only because as a striker he hasn’t scored. You may think this is harsh, but look at Cazorla – he hit the ground running. And “he who shall not be named” has already scored in two games. As a striker, your role is to score. If Giroud had already opennes his scoring tally, I would rate him higher, but as it stands, he’s not bad/not good)
    Total: 22

    I would say we are slightly worse off. This could change in coming weeks as Giroud settles in, but even then, to me that would make us about the same as last season. Not sure it would be much better. Furthermore, I would probably weight it toward the negative side, simply because we sold our best player to our rival. Our loss is their gain, making their side better of on the balance.
    One more buy would have tipped the scales for me. (Someone like Dempsey would have been perfect in my books, but that’s a matter of taste I guess).

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  52. dan

    I can see another loan deal coming for king henry he will give everyone a huge lift just being around the club still good enough for them substitute cameos and 100 times better then chamakh!

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  53. OZZYAFC

    The positives of buying in all three world class players does’nt dispell or negate the fact that we once again “balanced the books” and in nfact did’nt streagthen the squad in any way. we are vunerable at right back and have no depth of squad anywhere apart from in the midfield and even there we have no real replacement for Cazorla should he become injured.
    A good win against a mediocre liverpool side means nothing we are still in no position to challenge and as much as the side is looking like it may well improve over time we are a long way from looking like a side that will win a trophy this season. Its again a situation whereby theres been a lot of smoke blown in our eyes with the aquisition of the three new players which has distracted us from the fact that we actually DID’NT add to the depth of the squad and really in comparison spent NOTHING after the sale of Song and RVP we’ll be asking the same question in Jan and again next summer I’m a gooner tp the Marrow of my bones but can any of us really honestly say that we are the kind of side that could win the champions league and dominate the domestic league as we once did???

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  54. gareth

    50 – 50 for me to be honest, new signings are good and they want to play for arsenal so that is always a bonus means they will work harder. maybe could have done with getting a goal scorer but then maybe one more chance for giroud to show he can do it and if not walcott might then be given the nod to play through the middle. which if you are going to be honest that would have central defenders sitting so deep as there is no way they would get tight to theo with santi just threading balls through the gaps for theo to leave them for dead and be one on one with the keeper. For me theo is the answer to the central stricker problem, i still remember group stages of champs league 4 years ago at emirates where he started in the middle and scarde the life out of everyone there is not a central defender or defensive midfielder in the world that can keep up with that boy, got to give him a chance.

    But back to the signings and if the window was a success, well the signings are good and the players returning from injury are also good, have to remember Jack is like a new signing seeing as he didnt play at all last season and if he comes back anywhere near to the level he showed before he got injured then i pitty any midfield trying to deal with him and santi as it wont even be worth trying.

    Wait and see is my overall view, we need the injured players back and fit and then when the whole squad is together we can all make a more accurate judgement on if wenger made the right choices or not. Oh and dont forget ryo as he is only on loan.

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  55. steve

    The problem with most football fans is the lack of common sense!!! Kj you sound so brainless! So what you’re saying is that we should have bought yann mvila, a french international who starts every game for france and put him on the bench to cover diaby if he gets injured? You honestly think a player of his quality with the number of caps he has would be happy sitting on the bench as cover? I am mystified by the sheer stupidity of arsenal fans! Diaby’s cover is coquelin and frimpong,you cannot have a world class player on the bench as cover! That is why djourou is cover for our 1st choice defenders because he understands that the players ahead of him are better than him! Talk about signing players like mvila capoue or yanga mbiwa is way off the mark! Look at mancity and chelsea, they have to release players every season because the players that they buy to be cover for the 1st team don’t see themselves as cover! Remember diarra? why do you think he wanted out of arsenal after only a few months? because he felt his talents were being wasted! If diaby wasn’t so injury prone,song would never have found himself in the 1st team,that is why he wasn’t replaced!

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  56. landmind111

    For all of you guys who haven’t clocked on, Diaby is not song’s. Replacement, in the 09/10 season, it was Song, Diaby, CesC. The season after, Diaby was injured for the majority of it, so in came. Wilshere, he played so many games coz Diaby was out. Arteta is songs replacement.

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  57. gooner 46

    sky sports graeme bailey does he get paid for his comments about arsenal been losers in the transfer market but sspurs are the winners what a big pratt

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  58. RT

    I actually think Wenger has, although made a giant risk, got it right in the transfer market not to buy on deadline day. Deadline day is filled with the press/fans piling on pressure to buy players that a lot of the time team’s make bids for players they don’t really NEED! AW doesn’t want that to happen again he wants the squad all filled up with useful, quality talent.
    I think that was best because it will:
    -Let Wilshere get back on his feet AND let him see if he does need another replacement..
    -Give the Ox a chance to get games because if we brought a top RW he would get no experience at all..
    -Get a better judge of the team and possibly see if there are players we can risk letting go to build up funds to add to our top, top players.
    -Gives Giroud games and the feeling that we believe in him

    Come on lads not even long until the Jan window anyway when I know we will add to our great players the future looks promising!

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  59. ArsenalGoon

    Too many of you only look at players bought and sold to assess our strength this year and forget the change of back room staff and the influence it has had on our shape and defensive capabilities. Bould by himself has made the squad stronger. Then we need to take a look at the players who are now in their second year with us and will surely improve just as Koscielny did and also the players we missed last season through long term injuries. Arsenal are stronger this year, just not in the striker department.

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  60. max Power

    The Players we got are Good But we still need A proven goal scorer and a CB.

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