There are consequences when you leave Arsenal

Feel sorry for Wenger by AS

Some fans loyal to Arsenal Football Club will be fervently hoping the last couple of days have been a really bad nightmare, most probably caused by something you ate. They’ll be hoping that Robin van Persie has not borrowed Fabio da Silva’s number 20 jersey at Manchester United. Others will fervently hope that the injuries the Dutchman suffered at Arsenal come back to haunt him.

Whatever the reaction suffered by Arsenal fans, I’m sure you’re all feeling sorry for yourselves. You’ve seen a man who was in such scintillating form last season he made Batman look like his sidekick.

You were, I’m sure, hoping he would backtrack on his statement released on the fourth of July, with the ardent wish that he would commit to a new deal at the Emirates.

Well, don’t feel sorry for yourselves, feel sorry for Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman has seen some of his Club’s best talent leave North London for greener pastures for several years now. Indeed, so predictable has it now become that fans of rival clubs now tell Gooners that new Captain Thomas Vermaelen will be on his way out next season.

Over the last few years, Arsene Wenger has seen the likes of Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Ashley Cole, Francesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and now Alex Song leave Ashburton Grove in pursuit of ‘ambition’ and ‘success’.

What hurts is not that these players left the club, what hurts is that these are players that Arsene Wenger hand-reared to make them the footballers they are today. What hurts is the manner in which they left the Club. And though there are exceptions to the rule, not many have gone on to win accolades away from the Ashburton Grove. Ironically, had these players stayed at Arsenal, instead of trickling out the exit door, they could’ve actually won something.

While the above statement may not be absolutely true, football is, more often than not, about what lies beyond that which is immediately tangible.

Yes, Samir Nasri has won the Premier League title (on goal difference), but so insecure is he about his place in City’s starting eleven that he takes a jab at Arsenal every now and then. Is he really worth the £25 million City forked out for him last season? As Arsene Wenger says, football rules are made such that a player can be worth a lot today and nothing tomorrow. Nasri seems to be acutely aware of that fact. He may have tasted success on the field, but judging by the way he behaves off it, few will remember what he’s done on the turf. His behaviour at the European Championships in Poland-Ukraine was atrocious, and the French Football Federation have handed him a two-match ban as punishment.

Emmanuel Adebayor is now forever on-loan, and it is quite evident that he moved to Manchester only to significantly increase his earnings. Tottenham Hotspur recently wanted to buy him after he had spent last season on loan there, but he was not willing to take a pay cut to move to Arsenal’s hated rivals. As the Togolese himself put it, he was content to earn money while playing on the City bench.

Kolo Toure was once captain of the Citizens, but the arrival of Vincent Kompany has seen him forced out of the starting XI. Toure then took a slimming pill which contained a banned substance (possibly in an attempt to keep himself fit) and tested positive for drugs. Toure was banned for six months, in which time Joleon Lescott had made the centre-back berth his own and Stefan Savic had been signed.

Despite making 14 appearances and winning the league last season, Toure is no longer first choice, and doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Roberto Mancini. This was clearly seen when Toure flung his Community Shield winners’ medal into the crowd in anger after City had beaten Chelsea 3-2 at Villa Park recently. Toure had spent the entire game on the bench, with the young Savic being preferred to him.

There are many other examples I can provide you with. Arsenal’s talisman Cesc Fabregas has failed to win anything of note – with the exception of the Spanish Cup – against Athletic Bilbao. Victory in the UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa Espana and the Club World Cup were expected. Alexander Hleb was frozen out of Barcelona’s squad, and today is playing for his boyhood Club BATE Borisov, after loan spells at Birmingham City and VfB Stuttgart and a short stint at Russian club Samara Sovetov. Even today, he regrets leaving Arsenal.

The King of Arsenal, Thierry Henry, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was excluded from Barca’s plans towards the end of his time with the Catalan giants. Like Zlatan, he was not given an explanation as to why he wasn’t featuring for the Camp Nou side. He remained a Gunner for life, though, having returned to Arsenal for a loan spell from New York Red Bulls last season. He has also expressed a desire to join the coaching staff at Arsenal once he retires.

What of Mathieu Flamini at AC Milan? The other half of the Fla-Fa combination at Arsenal, Flamini was third choice behind Massimo Ambrosini and Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan. He has recently signed a contract extension, but that will see him take a significant pay cut.

Only Gael Clichy has gone about his business quietly. So has Ashley Cole to a lesser extent. Because the truth is that Wenger made them who they are today. They would not be capable, proven players who had the audacity to command such high wages had it not been for Wenger. They left Arsenal just as they were about to peak, and have gone on (for the most part) to regret it. Because the truth is, that had they stayed at Arsenal together, their careers would’ve definitely flourished.

As ex-Gunner Paul Merson puts it, few players leave Arsenal and live to regret it.

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91 thoughts on “There are consequences when you leave Arsenal

  1. leo

    arsenal have had a bid accepted for an unknown striker more details will be known soon

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  2. leo

    arsenal’s style of play is what makes them unique it’s not easy to abandon that system & try to gel in other team works only in rarest of rare cases

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  3. GunnerWillsz

    @Leo who do you think the striker is and if everything goes well who wil we sign?

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  4. unknown

    Really nice article. Thumbs up for it.

    Arsenal F.C forever.!

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  5. GunnerWillsz

    Well all i can to them players are…

    F@CK YOU BI*CH

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  6. leo

    @GunnerWillsz arsenal are not letting much info out spuds or someone else coul jump in even my sources are saying that the player bid has been accepted/deal is going but even they don’t know much details but will be known soon hopefully

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  7. Rabane

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  8. Gigi

    I TOTALLY AGREE, DONT THESE PLAYERS SEE THAT THEY JUST BECOME THE GUY NEXT DOOR WHEN HERE THEY WERE THE STARS?

    SEEING RIP AS A SUB ON THE 7OTH MINUTE, AND A SUB FOR DANNY WELLBECK?! IT MADE ME SMILE….

    AND I STILL FEEL SOMEHOW BAD FOR HIM, POOR BASTARD, NEVER SAW THAT COMING AH?

    GOOD LUCK RIP

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  9. leo

    breaking news manure have been charged by fa for playing with 12 men for 23mins (rvp & the boy inside him)

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  10. Zambian Gunner

    In my African language we say,”dont insult the healer before you are healed” or (ironically) “dont kick a crocdile while your ass is in water”.

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  11. Héctor

    I don’t understand how some people can still defend Robin Van Per$hit.

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  12. leo

    well done de rossi for snubbing city atleast there are few loyal players out there nuri sahin i wanted to stay at madrid but ht little boy inside me was screaming arsenal COYG

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  13. Jim A

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  14. AA23 IS BACK

    There is no point in signing Llorente, he is way too similair to Giroud!!!

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  15. Héctor

    MERCENARIES don’t want to stay at Arsenal. Jack Wilshere said last year “I will stay at Arsenal forever”, THAT IS A REAL GOONER!!!!

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  16. Gunner

    I don’t blame the players for leaving, the club are sending the wrong signals ie come to our club we will develop you and then after you have a tantrum, you can leave. So obviously this will attract the wrong types of players. The club needs to be more stricter with players and punish them with fines, like we have seen with modric and Dempsey just this season.

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  17. NigerianGun

    I am sure the repercussion of treachery will catch up with Robber van pur$y. I preferably chose the revisits of all the injuries that rendered him useless while enjoying our wages, for several years. Amen!!

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  18. AmericanGooner

    I think we are giving De Rossi a little too much praise. Remember he is the highest paid player in Serie A. But bravo for telling City to go to hell.

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  19. AA23 IS BACK

    Why did we sell clichy though???!!!! Stupid move!!!

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  20. KING

    Don’t bother where leo’s source are from. just be thankful he is providing us with quite reliable information. thanks leo

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  21. AmericanGooner

    Wishere- “I will stay with Arsenal forever”
    Vermaelen- “I want to stay with Arsenal forever”
    Koscielny signs long term deal.

    These are true Gunners, grateful for what we have given them. Hopefully there will be more like them for many years to come!

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  22. PetePaff

    Could the mystery striker be Niang? W already have a couple of experienced strikers in the team (Giroud and Podolski) and Niang is HOT cheap prospect that could be our wild card in some cases…all Wenger wants.

    Thumbs up for Niang…

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  23. stivylad

    We’ve all known this for a while but it’s nice to revisit this topic every now and again. Anybody any ideas how our latest prodigal’s ( Theo’s) contract is going, or is he the next to slip into mediocrity?

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  24. Asterix

    I think Wenger has changed and we’re seeing it without realizing it. It looks like he is building a new team. His first team – Arsene 1.0 did brilliantly, the Invincibles. Arsene 2.0 almost got there and he had a lot of faith in them but they let him down, the Invisibles. It looks like he has had enough and we’re seeing the construction of Arsene 3.0. Certainly his transfer activity is uncharacteristic.

    What do you guys think?

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  25. Carwaysir-Uganda

    He looked to the right,there
    was no Walcott. He looked to
    the left,there was no
    Gervinho. He looked behind, no
    Song. Then the little boy inside
    of him screamed, “You are Fucked!”. Lol

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  26. Gigi

    AW BROUGHT IN PER, POLDI, CAZORLA. IF THOSE ARENT NAMES ALREADY IN FOOTBALL I DONT KNOW WHAT IS. IF HE CAN DO WHAT HE DID WITH THE “KIDDIES” THAT WERE NOBODY WITH THESE GUYS, THEN WE ARE HEADED TO SOMETHING SPECIAL.

    ALSO, ARTETA, SANTOS AND GIROUD ARE NOT LIKE KIDDIES, THEY ARE ALREADY KNOWN NAMES IN FOOTBALL, EVEN IF NOT AS ESTABLISHED IMO AS THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED.

    I THINK ARSENE ALSO GOT TIRED OF STUPID UNGRATEFUL KIDS

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  27. jk

    @ AA23
    When we sold clichy the majority of fans assumed he would be replaced and taught we could easily get a player of better quality, I cant stand city but he has seriously improved in the last year or two! I do agree we should never of sold him and definately not for such little money!

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  28. deadhead gooner

    i don’t know, i feel obligated to cast a little doubt on this article… i constantly read about ‘club loyalty’ and this and that but i call bull#$%@…
    i mean, yes, some players have admitted to regretting leaving arsenal (hleb) but players want more money and they want to win trophies. it’s not rocket science. arsenal doesn’t pay very well so players go where they can make better salaries. it’s as simple as that.
    and honestly, you can’t blame them at all, yet so many idiots do because they think all players should prioritize loyalty above the financial security of their children. just because the fans are diehard supporters of a particular club doesn’t mean the players will be.
    a professional athlete’s window for securing their future (and their kid’s future and their grandkid’s future) is quite small, so they need to make as much money as they can before they turn 30 or thereabouts. most of these guys have no other skills in life so football needs to be what carries them into and past retirement
    ask yourself how loyal you would be to the company you work for if the rival company right across the street offered you double your salary. you’d take it in a heartbeat because you’d be a f’ng idiot not to

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  29. Mike

    Okay, so what is this? Current stuff is what we need!!News! Not superstition. Get over it

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  30. Cesc

    Does anyone think the board intentionally lets our stars run into the last year of their contract just to cash in on them for a hefty profit?! It has happened year after year, this is a world class club, the board cannot be so stupid to not learn from this..yet it continues to happen..surely they can see this and know how to fix this situation..BUT don’t!

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  31. jk

    @ deadwood gooner
    To be fair if i was at a club whos fans adored me making 135,000 a week i wouldnt leave my team mates and fans to earn 250,000 a week! Surely 135,000 a week is enough for anyone!!

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  32. Robin Van Payslip

    Cesc, they would make more money by getting them to sign a contract!

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  33. kkk

    I love this article….well said, Wenger knws hw he develops his players n the collectivity of play meks most players good and florish…..No other manager is alweiz able to knw hw to use wengers products because he himself knws hw he moulds them….Example look at our King Henry he left arsenal for barca but at barca he never reached his potential, then he comes bak on loan 6 yrs later n does what he used to do under wenger…

    We all don’t knw wengers secret weapon but what is suprisin players don’t learn from their fallen frens

    Song Billong will now belong to the bench and Robin Van Torres will be our secret of winnin the leaque…

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  34. PetePaff

    Maicon (Inter) might be about to cancel his contract with Inter Milan because of his disagreements with the board…he would pay 2 million euros to cancel the contract. How about AW pay the 2 million and sign the guy for free?

    Talking about a right back…why not bringing the best of all to the Emirates for free?

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  35. Robin Van Payslip

    @ Cesc – not really. If RVP would have signed a contract and then been sold on the same day that he did eventually leave anyway, he would have been worth much more than what AFC got.

    Same with Nasri etc.

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  36. gary

    should that not read – ‘MOST arsenal players’ at the end of the piece ?

    admin
    I think Merson got tongue-tied LOL

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  37. AmericanGooner

    @PetePaff

    He is trying to force a move to either Chelsea or Real Madrid. He is not going to play second fiddle to Sagna and he is on big wages.

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  38. Jay

    Good LB’s are rare.. Arsen Wenger doesn’t like to poach players from other League teams..

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  39. juhislihis

    Koscielny tied up til 2017.
    Wilshere is a Gooner forever.
    Vermaelen wants to stay rest of his career at Arsenal.
    Sczcesny has expressed his desire to finish his career at Arsenal.

    Talking about Sczcesny, the Number 1 has only 2 years left his contract – give him extension to 2017 and a pay raise!

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  40. juhislihis

    OH, and Fabregas stated earlier he would love to return to Arsenal one day. I would reckon that would be in 3-4 years!

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  41. PetePaff

    @AmericanGooner

    I wasn’t aware of this…too bad. But he wouldn’t play second fiddle to Sagna as he is better than him.

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  42. AmericanGooner

    Has Scez officially taken the number 1 shirt yet or is he still wearing 13?

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  43. Arsenal4Life

    @leo..
    If you hear something about the striker tell us! Also the news on Sahin, Mvila.. I hope Sahin will be a loan deal with option to buy.. Also Like Mvila in the squad!

    Sahin Mvila Wilshere
    Cazorla (dream midfield, however i Liked Cesc Song Wilshere, this is also great!)

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  44. theMan

    In africa they say a farmer who blames the hoe is not a farmer. They can’t fight for their team to win titles and next thing they do is pack and look for titles and they get these titles not in the starring role but as benchwarmers because that’s who they are they want others to fight for them.

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  45. The Dom

    This is why the likes of Chelsea,Barca and Manu do better than us.
    They dont live in the PAST and whine about X-players.
    When Eto left Barca for Inter to become the worlds highest paid player you dint hear there fans calling him a MERCENARY same for Cristiano,Figo,Robben,Ibrahimovic etc..
    WHEN U FALL FLAT ON YOUR FACE PICK YOURSELF UP.RATHER THAN WHINE AND LIVE IN THE PAST.

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  46. UMOH EKWO

    The truth is that Arsenal plays a community type of game. Players compliment each other and selfishness is not common. It is easy for a good player to bring out his best in such circumstance. When players leave to another club where your individual skill and efforts need to bear, the shortfalls are exposed. That is why some players cannot shine outside Arsenal. Their love for money and perceived trophy always blind them to leave so those players in Arsenal now need to look before they leap.

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  47. Gunners4life

    Nice Article.. All the above mentioned players should go to hell, most especially Robbish Van Per$hit. The ungrateful b****** ll surely regret living Arsenal like Hleb did.. I still Remain Loyal to this great Club.

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  48. Mamo

    Great article…. One thing I want to emphasize here is ” Had all those greedies stayed at Arsenal, they would have won a lot ….” I won’t blame Wenger for not winning trophies… He developed them thinking that they will gel together and win but they didn’t win. Arsenal didn’t win because those were the players that we relied on to win it. They don’t have vision… Actually they are Kids…

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  49. Nick

    @leo… wouldn’t surprise me if it were Llorente. I was reading an article earlier about him and his coach was quoted as saying he had 2 offers, 1 was from Manchester (didn’t say United or Citeh) and 1 was from “London”. I know spuds are interested in him too, but come on.

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  50. ddelul

    say saying: good article…but not usefull enough to the fans… Put this article link to our current gunners FB,TWEET ect n pray theyll b loyal…no matter how big we are,if we cant stick together,its useless

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  51. M'c0de

    @deadhead….u tink u wil find 2 clubs in d whole of europe dat wud stand behind a player 2years nt 2 talk of 6yrs?…even man u cudn’t stand behind owen hagreaves 4 up 2 2yrs…arjen robben ws such a gud player buh chelsea sold him cuz of being injury prone…hw else wud robin v.persie pay arsenal 4 standin behind hm tru thick nd thin?…..payin us by goin 2 a rival club is a gud tin 2 u ryt?….hw mani club u tink wud b patience wif players like nasri,flamini,hleb jst 2 mention a few dat afta signin a four yr deal nd onli peakd @ dia final yr of dia contract?….u tink if v.p ersie ws injured last season nd arsenal offers him even 100k aweek he wil reject?……d way pple like u reason baffles me…

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  52. M'c0de

    @deadhead….u tink u wil find 2 clubs in d whole of europe dat wud stand behind an injured player 2years nt 2 talk of 6yrs?…even man u cudn’t stand behind owen hagreaves 4 up 2 2yrs…arjen robben ws such a gud player buh chelsea sold him cuz of being injury prone…hw else wud robin v.persie pay arsenal 4 standin behind hm tru thick nd thin?…..payin us by goin 2 a rival club is a gud tin 2 u ryt?….hw mani club u tink wud b patience wif players like nasri,flamini,hleb jst 2 mention a few dat afta signin a four yr deal nd onli peakd @ dia final yr of dia contract?….u tink if v.p ersie ws injured last season nd arsenal offers him even 100k aweek he wil reject?……d way pple like u reason baffles me…

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  53. Johns

    Remember Patrick Viera also left for Juventus who were later accused of match fixing, read match theft and relegated to serie B. He had to leave. Even where he has been he was not a star of any kind!

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  54. Dadre'009

    The boy inside told me that Arsenal fc is going to win some thing these season and to all gonner’s fan across the world keep faith in Wenger. Up Gonner’s

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  55. CHARLIE GEORGE

    No one cares who made these players …we just want to win trophies. They way to do that is to keep our best players not sell them to rival teams.

    The way Song left was upsetting….he did not come out like Van Mercenary and was our second best player last season. There is no point all of a sudden calling him lazy…just be truthful and say the board are cashing in. We appear to be overhauling the team but we are paying for this by selling key players and the risk is that late additions to the team don’t have much time to gel.

    No one is saying spend zillions…but the board should just stop beng so greedy.

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  56. Segmazz

    Wenger is a genius. He sold the phone to Man Utd and the charger to Barca .lol

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  57. RASD KY

    Can wait to see Robino Van Pursieee warming the bench with his ugly face in the next couple of weeks. I have a feeing our friends Stoke will do it again for us.

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  58. RASD KY

    With all my love for Arsenal I HATE you Na$ri, I HATE you Flamini, I hate you now even more van PURsieeee and can’t wish you for nothing more than hurts and regrets.

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  59. Realgooner4life

    Sahin was meant to of add his medical and photo shoot over the weekend

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  60. thala

    I hate Ashley Cole….i Hate the Fact he left Arsenal and won trophies and take a swipe at us.

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  61. Younger Hamii

    After reading such a intriguing & detailed article, the first two comments are about the present & not really reflective. IMO really funny!

    The article reminds me, I can’t comprehend how Van Persie (I longer refer to him as ‘RVP’, doesn’t deserve the entitlement) doesn’t take all these post-Arsenal player stories into account & learn from them.

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  62. Blind Love

    And that is why I am not giving any of them abuse or wishing them good or bad luck. Because deep down I am hurt not angry and I will deal with it and so will Arsenal.

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  63. Martin

    Listen to all this I hate you nonsense…..every single one of you would stand at White Hart Lane if someone gave you a couple a grand a week to do so..

    Rvp has gone for money…..that’s human nature get over it and let’s focus on what we have left.

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  64. Ukachukwu charles

    Only God wil deliver us frm dis devourers nd see us through

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  65. robgunner

    I think Robin Van Pursestrings will show a bit of form for a few games early to mid season and tail off and he will either be an the be on the bench or injured, I think that Man Ure play a different style to us and it will not suit RVP, in the end only time will tell as to whether he regrets it, with all my heart I hope he does.

    I am praying that Sahin is announced soon, Llorente is the secret striker signature and Lickmyass Bender is swapped for Mexes, What a team we would have then!!!

    COYG – Gunners for glory and titles in 2013

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  66. Fat boy

    Come on guys, whilst we all wish rvp fails , transfers for more money or percieved greener pastures are normal, how are we going to get Llorient , how did we get Arteta, how did we get Mers. The only issue is to hope that players do it with dignity and integrity like Ces Fab and Henry. So let’s leave the foolish buggers alone, what once looked like green pastures to them is likely to turn into a quagmire. In the case of Song this is most likely to occur soon, he has a lot to lose, he is comparatively young and has a number of years to go and he is not as accomplished as he believes , he is good but needs nurturing something unlikely to happen in the Barca first team. RVP is likely to end up like Berbatov. Ok for about half a season then the pressure and burden will get to him and then he will land up on the bench. At Manure there will be a lot more competition and a lot less warmth and this will be his undoing. He will find this difficult, no longer will others be in awe of him as at Arsenal. We now need to get behind the new arrivails , be patient and make sure they feel welcome and appreciated, then they will settle well and begin to perform as we would want.

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  67. Ben

    I don’t see Song being a first team starter. Masch and Busquests are better defensive midfielders than he. Csec and Xavi are better central midfielders than him. Inesita is a much better attacking player. Alcantra has more upside too. He’ll live to regret his move, unless he’s content with a back up role at Barca. Truth is, he’s just not that good. RVP, hopefully he gets injured soon.

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  68. George

    Wasnt RIP accused of rape once, and wasnt it with an underage? So does that mean he was inside the little boy and not the other way around?

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  69. Ahmed

    I’m gettin tired of the “whoever-leaves-arsenal” stuff,Nasri pla
    yed Well and still plays well,”he won the league on goal difference” how stupid,I hope we win a league via own goals,it doesn’t matter and you say giroud and poldi “NEED TIME” after their not-so-good first games,what about VAN PERSIE,he too needs time(but I hope he turns out to be a MASSIVE flop)……….all I’m saying is don’t judge him yet………..and all of the above mentioned have won titles too

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  70. Gunner till the end

    Only one gooner for me and thats Theirry Henry, that man is my idol

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  71. John Legend

    Continue deceiving yourselves.
    Ask yourselves why Spuds fight to keep players and Arsenal don’t.
    Ask yourselves Why we let their contracts run down and not come up with contract extensions with three years left on their contracts.

    Anyway, here are some players that letf and silverwares they have gotten:

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  72. John Legend

    Clichy- EPL
    Nasri- EPL
    Toure- EPL and FA Cup
    Adebayor- Copa Del Rey
    Hleb- La Liga and CL
    Flamini- Serie A
    Lass- Copa Del Rey and La Liga
    Cole- a good number of trophies including CL
    Fabregas- Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup n European Super Cup

    I know you’ll bite me on some of these facts but they aяe facts. These players leave foя either “more money” or “silverware” or both, they always have what they went foя.
    These players know they go τo these teams τo compete foя places, they can’t always have a starting place. Know also that some of these players were also pivotal τo winning the trophies they won 4 their teams.
    What Fabregas played in Arsenal ǂøя two seasons, Anderson will not play it in his career in ManU, yet he has CL and EPL medals. What is̅ d point in playing and playing without success.

    However, I despise those that take swipes on Arsenal after being made by Arsene.

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  73. SIMBOMU

    i have got a feeling the player might be jesus navas of sevilla, just a feeling i got.

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