It is official that Andrey Arshavin, Sebastian Squillaci and Denilson are all no longer contracted to Arsenal, now that the 30th June has been reached. Alongside these three first team squad members, several other fringe and youth players have been released, meaning not only do we now have some free squad places in both the Premier League and Champion’s League squad sheets, but we have also freed up around £170k in wages.
It may surprise you to know that Squillaci, Arshavin and Denilson were on wages amounting to a total of around £150,000 per week, or even more, whilst the other fringe players make up a remaining £20,000. This means that this extra £170k generated for wages can now be added to the financial chest we have this transfer window, and I have taken a conservative figure. .......Read the full article here
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans are starting to get anxious about the lack of firm action in the transfer market so far this summer. With lots of teams with lots of money all competing for a limited number of quality players, however, transfers are not as easily completed as we think. I share the frustration, but also feel that Arsene Wenger and his staff will be doing everything possible to make the Gunners able to fight for top honours once the season begins. .......Read the full article here
It shows just what a drag factor Arsenal have been experiencing when you think about it. Andrey Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci are finally out of contract this summer, while the Brazilian midfielder Denilson has agreed to terminate his Arsenal career by mutual consent. Apparently the three weekly wage bills were costing the club £85,000, £60,000 and £45,000 per week. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are hoping to part company with quite a few of the players us fans term, perhaps a bit harshly, as dead wood. Along with the relaxing of the financial spending restrictions brought about by the building of the Emirates stadium and the self-financing policy of the club, the extra money available for not paying all these unnecessary salaries will hopefully set the Gunners off on a much more prosperous and successful future. .......Read the full article here
One of the big problems for Arsenal in recent years has been the number of players drawing nice, big salaries from the club and offering nothing on the pitch. Arsene Wenger and the club officials obviously don’t plan for this to happen, but it is a serious drain on the expenses, while at the same time driving your average Gooner up the wall and through the roof. .......Read the full article here
It has been a fair few years since Arsenal had a significant number of Brazilian players in the squad, the last time we had a decent contingent of Brazilians was in the days of Gilberto Silva and Edu. When those two players were in the team, we were extremely successful but that wasn’t because of them – it was to do with the team as a whole. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal look set to let go one of the many ‘deadwood’ players we have at the club this summer in Brazilian midfielder Denilson. Denilson is currently on loan in his homeland Brazil with Sao Paulo and they have today spoken about their willingness to sign the player to a permanent deal.
“There are still more than 60 days left on his contract, so there are a couple of points to take into consideration. The first point is that we are interested in the player and the second point is that we must deal with this situation closer to the end of the deal. If we do it too early, it will end up costing us more money.” .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s famous list of “deadwood” players seems to get bigger every year, but for some reason we can never get anyone to actually buy them off us and we have to struggle to send them out on loan every year. But we still do have some talented players out there that have a chance of coming back and becoming first team players of the future.
Let’s lok first at the experienced players that are on loan:
Andre Santos (Gremio) – No-one wants him back at Arsenal but can you believe he played the full 90 minutes in Brazil’s 4-0 win over Bolivia last weekend! .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger said yesterday one of the main things for Arsenal to do now was to hold on to the players we have got. After releasing Marouane Chamakh and Johan Djourou on loan, Wenger says he will not let anybody else leave until he has some new recruits to replace them.
I hope he does not include the Brazilian midfielder, Denilson, in that statement, because he is already on loan at Sao Paulo on Brazil and it seems that the club and the player are keen to make it permanent. That is great news, in my opinion, because we will actually get some money back for a change. .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans probably believed they had seem the last of the 24-year old Brazilian midfielder Denilson. He had fallen out of favour in his last few seasons at the Emirates and we would gladly have sold him if we could. Arsene Wenger was glad to allow him to spend all season on loan at his first club, Sao Paulo, and was hoping that the Brazilian club would decide to make the move permanent. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have released their accounts which are looking pretty good, showing that Arsene Wenger should have a decent war chest to spend in January. Another interesting thing apparent from the figures is the news that the club have given up any hope of ever selling the South Korean international striker, Park Chu-Young.
Park signed for Arsenal last summer just before the transfer window closed, and this is one panic buy that did not go well. The young (get it) Korean was half way through his medical for Lille when he heard about interest from the Gunners and cut short his tests. He may now wish he had gone through with it after making one single solitary league appearance as a substitute for eight minutes in his Arsenal career. .......Read the full article here
There will not be many Arsenal fans that will be happy that a certain Sebastien Squillaci is still in training with the club after the transfer window deadline has come and gone. Arsenal failed to find buyers for Nicklas Bendtner or Chu-Young Park, but at least they have been sent out on loan to Juventus and Celta Vigo respectively.
You could say that Carlos Vela was at least offloaded to Real Sociedad six weeks ago, but most Arsenal fans would say he was a misunderstood talent rather than deadwood, but the likes of Marouane Chamakh (Giroud’s backup striker?), Andrei Arshavin and Johan Djourou are still part of the Gunners squad, while Bendtner, Denilson and Park are still Arsenal players in name if not in geographical position. .......Read the full article here