[Video] Lee Cattermole is just what Arsenal need

When i saw we were linked with Lee Cattermole i started to get a warm feeling inside.

This is just what the doctor ordered, Cattermole is a nasty DM player who will put his foot in and make some crunching tackles ala Flamini. And the lad can play, Good range of passing and a great long range shoot.

Lets hope this is true and Wenger brings Cattermole to Arsenal. I would think that a £7m bid would be enough to bring the England U21 star to the gunners.

How many times have we been beaten in recent years due to the other teams being too physically for us? Well with a player like Cattermole in the team we would certainly be more aggressive.

I like him..Do it Wenger ” PLEASE ”

Lee Cattermole
Personal information
Full name Lee Barry Cattermole
Date of birth 21 March 1988 (1988-03-21) (age 21)
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Wigan Athletic
Number 4
Youth career
1998–2005 Middlesbrough
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2005–2008
2008–
Middlesbrough
Wigan Athletic
69 (3)
33 (1)
National team2
2007– England U21 14 (2)

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89 Comments

  1. Tom14

    July 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    How many more times will people confuse “realism” with idiocy?

  2. ivan

    July 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I agree but only to be sold IF the money would be spent. We all know better the that. Keep him as he is one of the most versatile in the squad and it does seem like his problems have been ironed out. (diving, hysterics etc.)

  3. ivan

    July 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    lol..call me a clairvoyant!..The sky is blue, beer is good and Wigan sucks dogs balls.

  4. Ian

    July 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Your’re an idiot! lee cattermole is not better than any of the players we have. Players like ramsey and lansbury are much better. I’m guessing your’re a youngster because I’m yet to read a mature post from you. The funniest thing is, I bet loads of people agreeing with your post are grown men that really should know better. These types of blogs are a prime example of the blind leading the blind. Lee cattermole for arsenal… Hahaha classic

  5. ivan

    July 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    He isnt any better then what we got.If anything he would provide depth..I would love being proved wrong on this. I have seen this kid play a few time and i have never sat up and took notice. 7 mil??…and we didnt get Cana for 5?..Dont hold your breath.
    One rumor and were all up in arms…This is torture.

  6. stepehn murphy

    July 26, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    here we go again..a so called arsenal fan writing shit and leaving shit comments ..calling an arsenal player a pussy.. No wonder arsenal lacked belief last year with people like you putting players down time and time again.. iv been reading these articles for some time and iv come to the conclusion to question whether you are an arsenal fan .. You have no belief in this team and if wenger decides not to bring anybody else in well god on knows what you will write next.. There is nothing wrong with our team.. its the small lot of negative fans that is the problem.. you tell me what is wrong with this starting 11.. almunina
    SAGNA GALLAS VERMALEANN CLICHY

    TOURE{NASRI}
    FABERGAS ROSICKY

    ARSHAVIN

    VAN PERSIE EDUARDO

    ON THE BENCH…VELA /WALCOT/SONG/BENDTNER/DIABY/GIBBS/SILVESTRA/SENDEROSS/RAMSEY /NASRI/EBOUE/SIMPSON/WILSHER/ ETC.
    YOU TELL ME KNOW WHAT TEAM WOULD NOT FEAR THAT STRIKEFORCE …YOU HAVE NO FAITH OR BELIEF IN WHAT THIS TEAM CAN ACHIEVE AND ACCOMPLISH AND IF WENGER DOES BRING IN NEW BLOOD WELL THAT IS EVEN BETTER FOR THE TEAM..I AM AN ARSENAL AND A TRUE GONNER FAN …PEACE OUT

  7. james

    July 26, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Cattermole will never join Arsenal the problem with theses English players is that they cant past the ball, They only no how to go in hard in a tackle we need a good DM that can pass the ball.

  8. arsenalaction

    July 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Djourou can cover RB so might aswell let Eboue leave

  9. ivan

    July 26, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    The only problem these is 3-5 players will be injured. Rosisky…Lordy do i want him to be fit but im not holding my breath.

  10. Kimtazz

    July 26, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I think Inler or matuidi will be the one to be signed all others are juz rumours to keep the fans on their feet!

  11. arsenalaction

    July 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Inler maybe…Matuidi NO WAY..it will take him time to adjust and he is not ready

  12. ivan

    July 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Fans on their feet or papers sold and hits generated for websites.?

  13. stepehn murphy

    July 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    BUT IF ROSISKY IS FIT AND I BELIEVE HE WILL BE . GOD ONLY KNOWS WAT HE WILL DO LINKING UP WITH ARSHAVIN… ALSO HE WILL BE OUT TO PROVE A POINT AND MAKE A STATEMENT THAT HE IS BACK.. HE HAS BEING OUT FOR OVER A YEAR AND AN HALF AND THE SURPORT HE RECIEVED DURING THAT TIME FROM THE MANAGER/CLUB/PLAYERS/AND FANS HE WILL WANT TO REPAY THAT..

  14. stepehn murphy

    July 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I SEE YOUR YOUR ACCOMPLISHED MANAGER BY THOSE COMMENTS THAT INLER MAYBE MATUIDI NO WAY.. WHAT DO YOU KNOW REALLY..

  15. JOE

    July 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    U R JOCKING, WHO CAN SPEND MONEY, THATS INCREDIBLE ARSENE MUST GO GO GO GO

  16. A

    July 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    It’ll take Matuidi time to adjust – like it did Sagna, Vieira, Petit?! Even whilst he’s adjusting Matuidi would be better than Cattermole will ever be, Cattermole is just a ridiculous rumour, he has nothing.

    Song is slow, but is quicker than Cattermole

  17. JaY

    July 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    ArsenalAction….WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT, You seem to think you know exactly what the club needs……BY SIGNING CATTERMOLE..Cana is twice the player Cattermole is and Wenger did see Cana worth £5mil
    Would you see Chelsea, United or Liverpool making a signing like this..NEVER

    FUCK OFF WITH YOUR STUPID MYTHICAL ANSWERS TO THE CLUBS PROBLEMS
    WENGER OUT….ARSENALACTION IN!

  18. bergie2016

    July 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    he is not good enough

  19. ivan

    July 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    END OF THREAD

  20. Begeegs

    July 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I think he’d be good edition. He’d challenge Song, Denilson, etc. He’s also not got great technical ability yet, but he could given Wenger’s teachings. However, the rumor is a load of tripe – NOTW says that Redknapp is in for Huntelaar as well, and given that Pompey have accepted a bid from Spuds, you can see what I mean….

  21. John Moore

    July 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    get him, i hope Arsenal will be good if we sign him!

  22. junaid tariq

    July 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    i cant believe some ppl saying here that “denilson n song better then cattermole”.. have u ppl even seen denilson play??????? that guy is similar to cesc n no way he can EVER b a DM.. wenger wud b ignorant if he still dont knw that he made a blunder selling flamini, diarra n silva not buying anyone.. y u ppl dont realize dat something is f***ed up btw the directors n we r suffering coz of it.. i mean if a club cant increase a player 10k a week (i.e flamini) either the manager is stupid or our financial situation is going down the drain.. song is very good in tackles but too slow n inconsistent.. fabregas has been speaking his heart out to a DM n it is effecting his performance too (that is y u ppl think cesc is replaceable).. wenger vulnerability made him replaceable .. if wenger dont buy a DM i m sure we r going to experience worst then last season.. wenger knows that it is his last chance n his stupid gambles is constantly effecting arsenal image.. 2 years back we r title contender, now we r a top four material soon we will b midtable material if things dont changes.. we want good players in club, arsenal deserve much better then that.. believe it or not there is too much politics in the board room..this is do or die season for wenger n his so called young title chaser .. inler>catermole>song> denilson

  23. John

    July 26, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    The boy may lack some height but he’s determination and passion makes up for it. The lad likes to be rough and would be a perfect addition to the squad, maybe even the first 11. The lad heart wears he’s heart on he’s shirt and is very passionante about the game. Anyone remember when he burst in to tears cause Borough conceded a late goal?

  24. Jonny

    July 26, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    If a nasty unprofessional cunt is all you want we may as well go in For Joey Barton.

  25. Jimmy

    July 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    With the players we got we should start playing 4-3-3
    ——————-Almunia——————-

    —Sagna—–Someone?——Vermaelen—Clichy

    —————–Someone?——————–

    ——-Fabgregas(c)—–Nasri—————-

    —-Van persie—Huntelaar—Arshavin——–

  26. amir

    July 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    denilson is a cm.. not a dm.. i believe when wenger buy denilson he sees denilson as a cm.. not a dm.. wenger is not as stupid as you who want diminutive denilson to be a tough tackling dm..
    and dont forget that arsenal play with 2 cm..
    to be honest i think last season we are demanding more from denilson than fabregas which is a bit unfair to him..

  27. BLADE RUNNER

    July 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    We need warriors like Vieira, Petit, and Flamini. Denilson is definitely a meek mouse. If Diaby can sort his head that he is not Zidane, then he can be the DM that we desperately need. Song is our best bet for DM. However, he needs to be more consistent. Otherwise, I really hope we can trade Denilson with Cattermole, or, Senderos with Cattermole. Denilson and Senderos are too nice to play in the English League.

  28. Asmo

    July 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Particularly amusing this week, “reminds me of a young Steven Gerrard.”

    Keep it up clownshoes.

  29. Farooq

    July 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I hope Diaby really steps up, I have seen some flashes of quality and brilliance from him but, he hasnt been consistent. He is leggy like Patrick Vieira and I just hope he improves his passing and positional play. He can dribble, he has pace (as seen in the goal against Aston Villa). He is a quality player but lacks consistency and I think he can do the CDM job really effectively.

  30. Si

    July 26, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Right if cattermole cud came do his job worked his heart out for the club all i would want because right now only 1 or 2 will fight for the arsenal im fed up with players loseing the ball nd dnt go mad and get it back! (THEO and even FAB) Some one to lead from the front pull set examples and i really do think cattermole has that! like henry did he cudnt tackle to save his life nd always gt yellows bt everytime lost that ball he try get back if he fouls some1 he fouls some 1! Also i think people will agree with me saying ADEBARNDOOR we hated for lack of effort and we loved bendnter in the end because of the effort and he only 20 and he scored 11-12 goals this season aint bad at all! I went to nearly 25 games this season both semi finals and we didnt even look like we gunna show no effort! SO im at place now i just want effort! and reason why tevez is worth 25 mill is mainly because his wok rate is ridiculous and he scores goals because of that work rate! (MISSED OUT)U talk about catt aint good enough technically who cares, all arsenal player are! Thats what is the problem and we have the players to cover him up technically u play with better players u look better and add some that dig in and english grit! Also english with the the rule coming in from fifa soon gd move !

  31. Jimmy

    July 26, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I agree, does any1 think we need another CB with Toure goin City?

  32. RAY

    July 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Hi I posted most of these comments really late on the ‘why hasn’t arsene signed a defensive midfielder yet?’ i think the debates on this blog are great as clearly most of us want Arsenal to be the best.

    I don’t think Lee Cattermole is the answer in centre midfield. I think we need to dominate the centre of the park like when we had Patrick Viera. He was absolutely fantastic with his size, touch and athletisism.

    A really good footballer who is an above average athlete is required and the only guy close to that at the club is Diaby. Unfortunately he gives away the ball and doesn’t consistently perform. Song has improved but is really slow, Denilson is one paced and not very strong. Yaya Toure would have transformed our team. Jeremy Toulalan, though not as big, is significantly better than who we already have. Could RAMSEY could be the answer?

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE ARE NOT WINNING TROPHIES ANYMORE. Fan’s are angry because the club doesn’t appear to be making much effort to change this.

    New stadium, no outrageous spending, beautiful football and champion’s league footy every year – The board are more than satisfied. If they sack Wenger the board will have to pay someone else a huge salary to do better and the first thing he will ask for is 50 million reddies to buy some new players – the board are not going to do that!

    I think Arsene Wenger is a legend but he is not being honest with the fans and that is what annoys me and loads of other gooners. He talks to us like we are stupid.

    Trying to convince us that the players he has are good enough to win trophies like we can’t see the results and their deficiencies with our own two eyes. We have been wrong in the past whilst he has been right – that’s why we trust him! Another year without a trophy and less gooners will ‘keep the faith’.

    There have been issues with spending money at Arsenal ever since he arrived but it was never a problem because he had great players in most of the positions who stayed there for years – and we were winning!

    Rather than lying to us and saying ‘I have money to spend but I don’t need to spend it’ – Be honest and tell the truth: We have so much debt we have to sell before we can buy.

    Unfortunately losing hleb, flamini, gilberto, rosicky (injury) and diarra in one season really hurt us because having a settled team helps consistency and has been key to our previous success. Maybe with those guy’s we could have won a trophy.

    We are now mediocre in comparison to the big teams in Europe – Look at how we got battered in the champion’s league semis – painful!

    Of course these comments are only my opinion but I think I’m right about all this as does everyone else who posts their opinion!

  33. andy b

    July 26, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    just a quick personal thought Huntellar and Catermole is just about all we need to be sorted

  34. Twix

    July 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    He wanted to leave.

  35. mo

    July 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    How the mighty have fallen. Lee Cattermole? Are you fucking high???

    Do you not see the way Arsenal play football? Lee fucking Cattermole would be out of his fucking depth trying to keep up with our play and then you and your shitty little blog will be the first to complain about how inexperienced he is.

    What is Lee Cattermole going to do against the best teams in England let alone Europe?

    Yes, Arsenal need a tough, decent DM but Lee Cattermole is definitely not the answer.

    Who else do we need? Mido? Scott Carson? Rory Delap? Have a fucking word with yourself you thick cunt.

  36. gazzap

    July 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    How the mighty have fallen indeed – having Denilson in our midfield every bloody week!

  37. LEE

    July 26, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    cattermole is not the player we need. we need a 6ft+ strong DM who doesnt take any shit and isnt afraid to break bones!!! and denilson is a good technical player but when it comes to defending he is a little bitch! he gets bullied by bigger, stronger or more aggresivee players. thats why we need someone who is big, strong and has anger management problems lol. and once we find a guy like that then MAYBE we could get huntelaar. btw dont get me wrong, i think arsene wenger is a fantastic manager but he needs to get his finger out of his arse in the tranfer market because time is running out!

  38. Gooner '71

    July 27, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Arsenal-Action, Is this part of your cunning plan:
    You suggest that Wenger buys pony or 2nd rate players; he listens to you.
    They turn out for us giving pony/2nd rate performances; “fans” like you start booing them.
    We Finish mid table, Wenger gets the sack, you get your dream manager Sam Allardyce.
    We get bought out by the Uzbek.

  39. Matt

    July 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    This has to be one of the worst, if not the worst, Arsenal blog out there.

    You are truly an embarressment to al Arsenal fans out there, and are exactly what is wrong with sections of the support at our great club.

    Supporters support, that is what we should do, not spout mindless drivel on the internet slagging off our players and manager.

    You are clearly about 15, and do not have any idea of what Arsenal was like before Wenger arrived.

    The man is a genius and not only has revolutionised Arsenal, but english football as well.

    You idiot’s who post rubbish on the internet about wanting the great man out should be very careful what you wish for.

    Oh, and if i ever see little dweebs like you booing our players at the stadium, you had better watch out.

    Mug.

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