Tag Archives: Cesar

The 4 players Arsenal need to complete the jigsaw

Who to go for in January by Ben

This is, hopefully, going to be my first article on ‘Just Arsenal’. Having been a follower of the great club, and therefore this website, for well over a decade, I feel that I have something relevant to say. I believe this is the best Arsenal squad, overall, since Flamini was last here. Not since then has it been the case that just one or two first-teamers would really allow us to challenge for all four competitions, particularly not with any realistic hope of winning either the Premiership or the Champions League.

Is Wenger right to protect Giroud and Szczesny at Arsenal?

When Arsenal finished last season with a win away at Newcastle, the players celebrated like they had won a trophy. In a way, they had according to Arsene Wenger. Whatever the rights and wrongs, you can bet that AVB and Tottenham would have given almost anything to be in our position.

Then came all the furore and excitement of the transfer window, and Arsenal fans were rubbing their hands at the prospect of signings all over the pitch. Well, it hasn’t really happened, for one reason or another. There were three or four positions that most Arsenal fans were crying out for Wenger to strengthen, and some fans feel the Frenchman has failed to do this, but I have a theory as to why.

Arsenal should focus transfers on players who really want to come

Welcome back Flamini by Quo Gooner

I am wondering if I am the only Arsenal fan who thinks that Flamini coming back to us could be a blessing in disguise. I was gutted when he left and have always thought we have needed that sort of player for ages. Let us welcome him back and give him a chance to bring a bit of steel into this team.

The biggest problem could be that he is so versatile and won’t get a chance to make a position his own. As for all these transfer rumours, why are we not pressing harder for players who want to come to us, instead of waiting for players who say they are happy where they are?

Were unrealistic transfer targets Arsenal’s big mistake?

Did Arsene aim too high for Arsenal? by Twig

Three days to go, and there’s still no world class player in sight at the Emirates. Still no “special” player or “top, top, top” player. We are yet to see Gazidis “do some things that would excite you” or yet to see the much touted “escalation in our financial firepower”. Instead, Arsene has added two players to the squad for a combined fee of £0.00p; the first an inexperienced 20 year old kid with a dodgy injury record and the other a repentant former ex-player who claims to have “unfinished business” at Arsenal.

Why are Arsenal linked with average keepers when Cesar is waiting?

Arsenal and the keeper search by Stefan

In the last few days I have written angry articles about certain goalkeepers Arsenal have been linked with. I just don’t understand why we are being linked with average keepers when Julio Cesar is available yet we don’t want him.

First we were apparently after Valencia’s Guaita for about £17M. Quite a a hilarious link if you ask me. Then it was recently relegated Emiliano Viviano who Arsene Wenger is apparently a big fan of. I don’t really see why considering he has been Julio Cesar’s understudy in the past.

Italian Viviano the latest keeper linked with transfer to Arsenal

According to the latest transfer rumour, Arsenal are targeting the Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano as a solution to the club’s goal-keeping problems. The Italian shot-stopper seems to have attracted quite a lot of interest after his impressive loan spell with Fiorentina last term and is reported to be looking for a new club after Palermo’s relegation to Serie B.

Arsenal have so far been linked with quite a few keepers. There were numerous rumours of a move for QPR custodian Julio Cesar but those rumors died down eventually, reportedly due to the Brazilian international’s high wage demands. Then, there were rumors of Arsenal’s interest in Valencia’s Vicente Guaita but Wenger seems to have been put off by the Spaniard’s £12 million price tag.

Cesar going elsewhere after Arsenal fail to make transfer bid

Cesar off to Benfica by Stefan

It seems that Arsenal have missed out on one of the easiest transfers of all time in Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar. We have been the frontrunners for his signature all summer yet nothing has happened. Other clubs have come in for him but he has rejected them, most notably Napoli who offered him half of his current wages at QPR.

He has alluded several times that he is waiting for us to come and make him an offer. Everybody is crying out for Arsene Wenger to make him the offer but he is spending all of his time offering Mathieu Flamini contracts by the looks of things.

Wenger asks `Who` to sign! Help him Arsenal fans!

Arsene says ”Who?” Let’s give him some help. by Neil

After the Arsenal vs. Villa debacle, of which I will not speak, it became clear to me that our manager needs some help. He said, and I quote ”Everyone keeps telling me to buy, but who..that is the question?”

Most gooners are in agreement that it is the spine of our team in need of additions. Perhaps a left back and left sided midfielder. Before I give my two cents, let’s look at the ships that sailed in the night. Let’s start with:

Szczesny blunder shows again that Arsenal DO need to sign a keeper

One of the reasons that the Arsenal players like to play for Arsene Wenger, and why there is a great family feeling in the squad, is that the Frenchman is fiercely loyal to his lads. He refuses to publicly criticise them and does not get on their back when they make mistakes.

Last season, when he droppped Wojciech Szczesny from the first team, it seemed the boss had finally got tough with the error prone Polish international and it seemed to have done the trick. Wenger was now apparently convinced that Szczesny would now get his head down and cut out the blunders, but we saw again on Saturday that we simply cannot rely on him.

Arsenal will turn to youth to boost squad?!?

Wenger Will Replace Sold Players from Within by Uche

It is official. I have cracked, finally. I have run out of optimism as far as Arsenal transfers are concerned. Feel free to pencil my name into the negative column because I have nowhere else to turn. The signs are there and they are not good. The words of encouragement from Wenger are nothing but words. This is what he does. He is a rambler. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not one of those who think that we will finish behind Spurs. We just beat a full strength Man City team 3-1 with no signings. That in itself is a very good sign. The Spurs team will need time to settle and will struggle before they gel. That is a lot of dropped points. We have been there before ourselves. To be frank, we have a good first eleven, but a weaker bench. That is the problem.

Martinez is the reason Arsenal did not sign Cesar

We will probably never know how close Arsene Wenger came to snapping up Julio Cesar for Arsenal this summer, but it now seems apparent that the Prof has decided not to add to his goalkeeping options after all. With Wojciech Szczesny now fully fit again and having rediscovered his best form after a few bad games last season, Wenger is clearly happy with the Polish international.

Maybe Wenger thought that bringing another keeper like Cesar into the squad would harm the confidence and development of Szczesny, and I can understand where he is coming from. The reason most of us thought that Arsenal would be signing another keeper this summer was not the form of Szczesny anyway, it was the back up options available.

Arsenal taking BIG risk with Fabianski as cover?

Is Fabianski good enough for Arsenal? by AH

This is a question that has been posed several times to the Arsenal fans and when he is in and around the squad it’s always a question that is raised. Whether he is actually good enough to be Arsenal’s goalkeeper. It’s also a topic that causes a lot of debate and although, if I remember correctly, last time the majority of people agreed in saying that he wasn’t good enough, I believe the situation has now changed and with the aspects involved I’d be interested to hear if the fan’s opinions on him have changed too.