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Arsenal should take the money and run!

Arsenal reject bid for Santos!

What were Arsenal thinking when they turned down the chance to offload one of their unwanted players? This has been one of the main problems facing the club for a while, the difficulty in getting rid of the so-called deadwood players. It drives Gooners up the wall when we hear that the club has a strict wage policy that stops us getting or keeping the best players, while we have players earning fortunes and never playing.

Montpellier star admits Arsenal made a bid for him

No Mapou Yanga M’Biwa for Arsenal

There was heavy interest by Arsenal for the Montpellier defender, Mapou Yanga M’Biwa as the window drew to a close. His versatility and youth was probably one of the most attractive factors to Wenger. However, it looks extremely unlikely that Wenger will get his man with M’Biwa’s latest quotes: “The chairman told me I have an agreement to leave.

“AC Milan came for me. But the chairman refused the offer. So I understood it would be difficult.

“Arsenal came to make an attempt. But I was focused on something else [AC Milan]. I was disappointed when I understood it could not be sorted out with Milan.

Wenger – I’ve ignored the fans opinion before, and I was right!

Arsene Wenger has given a little insight into how he conducts his transfer business, and he says that although the Arsenal fans are desperate for him to bring in reinforcements it doesn’t mean that to do so is the right thing for the club, which he feels is more important.

As an example he remembers last summer, when everyone was begging him to buy a new goalkeeper, whereas now his decision to promote Szczesny and Fabianski suddenly looks like a good idea.

He was asked if he was “under pressure” to bring in some top quality players, and Wenger replied:”Think about the goalkeeping situation for example, where everybody pushed us to buy a player,”

Man Utd have £20m bid for Nasri turned down, and Chelsea join the race

It seems that the rumours about Manchester United having put in a £20m bid for Samir Nasri were totally true. The respected UK paper The Guardian has found out that the bid was lodged two weeks ago, with Arsene Wenger and Alex Feguson agreeing to keep it quiet.

Arsenal refused the offer and it seems they have told Man Utd that the minimum price will be £25m, but with Nasri expected back at Arsenal today to tell the board that he wants to leave, Wenger may have to take the first offer.

Rosicky – Nasri and Chamakh refused to take the penalty!

Thomas Rosicky blew his chance to put Arsenal two goals in front of Sunderland on Saturday, which proved to be the Gunners undoing as Darren Bent went on to score an equalizer in the 95th minute.

Arsene Wenger said after the game that he expected Samir Nasri to take the penalty, but as acting captain, Rosicky asked both Nasri and the only striker on the field, Marouane Chamakh, to take it, but they both refused!

“Of course we talked about it.” said Rosicky.

“We were very disappointed because we could have won. But we made errors for which we paid the full price. I made the biggest one.