Why are we STILL waiting for Wenger to sign a defensive midfielder?

Ours for £12m Miguel Veloso

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I cant understand why Wenger is STILL yet to sign a defensive midfielder?

Having ALLOWED Flamini, Diarra and Gilberto to leave last summer Wenger like a mug failed to replace them and went against many fans and football pundits advice.

NO Wenger playing Nasri as a defensive player is not going to work. And Denilson and Cesc cant play next to each other in a 4-4-2…Maybe this is why you keep playing that 4-5-1 bollocks.

It was clear to all that we badly missed a ball winner last summer.

Poor Cesc suffered the most.

Next to Flamini the gifted Cesc could express himself and get forward and score goals. Last season Cesc was just limp without a ball winner next to him. Somebody who can just win the ball and give it to him and say “there you go son, Take the ball and work your magic”…It was clear to people that know something about the game that this was the reason WHY Arsenal finished more then 20pts behind the champions Man Utd.

I was convinced that Wenger would address his mistake this summer and sign a defensive hard nut.


Having made a half hearted attempt to sign Melo by offering Eboue in part exchange Wenger confirmed on Wednesday night that “we are not close to signing anybody at the moment”

Wenger then went on and insulted the fans again but giving us all that bollocks about how Rosicky and Eduardo are back and are like 2 new signings. What a load of shit that is…So Mr Wenger, When Nasri come back from his broken leg, Will he be like a new signing : /

This is just crazy..

He had ALL of last season and ALL of this summer to address this problem and STILL we wait.

WHY are still waiting for this key area to be covered? Surly he should of signed this player a long time ago and given him a chance to play with us in friendly’s before the season starts.

We missed out on Melo for the same reason we missed out on alonso & inler last season. Wenger didn’t want to pay the going rate.

It looks like its going to be the same shit this summer.

Well you know what that means…fuck off for us again and another depressing season for the fans…

But as long as we make a profit wenger is happy..RIGHT


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  1. Harry Barracuda

    July 24, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Hmmmm. Good question. Let me think. Oh, I know. because Wenger doesn’t listen to cocksmokers like you!

    Fuck off and lick Harry Redknapp’s arse you fucking wanker, that’s where you belong.

  2. ivan

    July 24, 2009 at 5:43 am

    You porved your intelligence by doing the caps lock thing. Tool.

  3. Adarsh

    July 24, 2009 at 6:28 am

    abt the wenger filiming part….my sentiments too..

  4. ignatz

    July 24, 2009 at 7:09 am


    You get behind the team and give them your support? Is that what you’re doing here?

    It looks to me like you’re bitching about the players, the manager and the board … in other words, pretty much the entire fucking club except Saint Cesc. Good job the tea lady never crossed you or I guess she’d be in for it too.

    You just don’t see it, do you – you’re helping to create a poisonous atmosphere around the club we all love with this divisive, constant complaining and pessimism. You’re helping to turn fans against the players, and now against the manager. Clubs that are divided are clubs that fail.

    You probably see yourself as some kind of noble, brave voice of dissent. You probably think you’re smarter than everyone else, because you see the situation as very simple and you don’t understand why Wenger won’t do something about it.

    In fact, if you see things as simple, it’s generally because you’re a bit simple yourself.

    If it was as easy as you say it is to build a team, why aren’t you doing it for a living? Wenger certainly makes mistakes, but he gets a hell of a lot more decisions right than he gets wrong. Arsenal are one of the best-run clubs in the world, and thanks to Wenger we punch above our weight season in, season out. The invincibles were a legendary team that will be talked about for years to come. One of the greatest sides of all time.

    I challenge you to write a post telling us everything you love about this club, why you will support it to the end, how much you’re looking forward to the new season and how fucking wonderful it will feel when we win our next trophy. A post without one single whinge or complaint in it. A post with some belief and some heart.

    A real supporter’s post.

    I bet you can’t do it.

  5. Tommygun

    July 24, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Great blog…Well said

    About time us gooners stood up and said this is not good enuff.

    Wenger sort it out and spend some money

  6. ignatz

    July 24, 2009 at 7:17 am


  7. Gunning for Glory

    July 24, 2009 at 7:28 am

    AA = Absolute Arsehole?

    can u just take off that Arsenal badge, and put on your Man-Cunty or Cuntsea, or even TornTheHam one

    cos u SUCK BIG TIME!

  8. Gildo

    July 24, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Think everyone is hitting the panic button, When Vieria left – Cesc was born, Cole replaced with Clichy, with Henrys departure Adebayor filled the void. Everyone is replacable.

    I still believe in Diaby, Denilson and now even Song, read reports Diaby started preseason early and was beefing it up in the gym. If thats so he certainly has the stature.

    Song is a centre back in my eyes, but can fill the hole if needs be and played some very good games there last year and the stattos will tell you all about Denilson.

    Gentleman, our solution is internal, it has to be. As for spending 15/20 million plus Wenger cant/wont (you pick its the same outcome).

    Deal with it.

  9. Lee

    July 24, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Fcuk off and support City or Chelsea if all you want is big money signings.

    The transfer window still has over a month to go you retarded moron so this fucking article is worth piss all.

    Most of the pricks that are posting negative comments on here have never supported Arsenal under anyother manager apart from Wenger, so you don’t realise what he has done for the club.

    The retard that wrote this article hasn’t even got the balls to put his name against it. which says alot.

  10. raj

    July 24, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Shit article.you come across as a right PRICK

  11. adiandra van kolen

    July 24, 2009 at 9:18 am

    i can’t understand too.arsenal didn’t have any good defensive midfielder like viera or flamini . http://adiandra20.wordpress.com/

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  13. Jon

    July 24, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Interestingly, if you listened to this blogger and half the posters in these comment, if Vieira or Toure had been available now at the actual ages that Wenger bought them (both about age 20), signing them would be grounds for sacking him. Go figure.

  14. NOOB

    July 24, 2009 at 9:46 am

    That comment was shit man, you’ve probably never even seen them play.

  15. Jon

    July 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Yep, you and Sinbad prove the ‘high-brow’ thing quite nicely. Also the middle-brow. And you struggle with the low-brow too. This is the first subterranean-brow blog.

    But hey, vitriolic diatribe is so much easier than empirically supported argument so here’s to an easy life, eh?

  16. KingKolo

    July 24, 2009 at 10:44 am

    what because Adebayor is gone and Eduardo is still out?

  17. Joe

    July 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Where’d you get that stat from

  18. brian

    July 24, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Absolute crap article.I can virtually guarantee that the writer of the article and the message senders who support his views are nearly all kids who have not known any Arsenal team pre Wenger so jumped on the success bandwagon of the late ninties and early 2000’s.I guarantee you they all live life on their credit cards and want Arsenal to do the same.As for saying that if you know anything about football you will realise that we need a defensive midfielder then that is just mindblowing arrogance.What Arsenal need is a top class striker to put away so many of the chances we create.The league game at home to Chelsea summed this up perfectly.We could and should have been at least 3 goals up in the first 20 minutes.Chelsea would have thrown in the towel instead of which they won by a totally flattering margin to leave our midfield and defence copping the flak when the problems were created by the failings at the other end.

  19. afc

    July 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Does anyone out there think that Kolo Toure might make a good DM? He’s played in the position before, and has an eye for goal.

  20. Justin

    July 24, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    we don’t need a new signing…Eduardo is the world class striker and Arshavin is the other offensive threat in addition to v. Persie …Rosicky will put a few in and Bendtner will be able to get a string of games in to get his confidence up and put in 15 goals as well… we are fine, i would only make another signing if we lost another player like Toure or Senderos or Eboue…that player would be a defender who could play in the center or on the right and possibly even slot into the midfield on the wings in a pinch

  21. aravindvr

    July 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    theres simply no one out there at justifiable price to solve our DMF problems…
    you cant buy like pro evolution…
    Wenger is the best out there…
    if u support Arsenal only for titles…u better start supporting manc manu chelski or real…
    if u wannna support a club for its values,character,football and ethics…u r a true gooner…so shut up and hope for the best…
    Actually we don’t need anymore signings….our full squad is the best in the world…
    but we suffered setbacks coz of injuries…
    And we can’t sign players for 30M to warm the bench hoping that someday someone will get injured…
    Thats not the Arsenal way…we play with the minimum squad + youngsters…we coontribute to football as a whole….not just the club,money n profit…
    And if u want to see Arsenal as a global enterprise aimed at only profit n contributing nothing to football like chelski manu real n manc does…its never gonna happen….
    coz Arsenal is the only real FOOTBALL CLUB…
    we play the beautiful game…
    others just get lost…
    WENGER s the best ever…Hes Arsenal…and ARSENAL is FOOTBALL…

  22. aravind

    July 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    and SINBAD the fucker….shut up your crap shit…any more shit from u…u gonna c hell…
    u dont deserve to be a gunner…


    all those who wrote shit n crap about Wenger are fucking glory hunters…make Adebayor your IDOL n go support mcity /chelski,,,,


    July 24, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    OK we need a enforcer in the mid no doubt about that, but I really think Diaby will step up this season. However I wouldn’t be too sad if we got someone like Senna, Cana or Moutinho. Come on ya’ll, let’s get behind the Gunners and support them all the way to the end.

  24. th goon

    July 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    tsk tsk. Its sad. Its so eveidently clear Man U have been winning the league simply because they have “Proper & Balanced” Squad rotation. When are we going to learn its no longer about “PRETTY Beautiful” football. We will win the big games but the winning is in the consistency and for that we need some experienced mature players especially Dif.Midfield to hold the fort while Song and Denilson tire, get injured etc. The points are in the rest of the games not in matching up to the other Big 3. Its that simple and fergie has learnt the trick.

    Gunners too injury prone and we can no longer allow that as an excuse. For once wenger should use the GOLDEN key of WISDOM….”USE COMMON SENSE!!” and buy a Dif. Midfielder and stop experiments!

  25. abdulla

    July 24, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Why don’t you stop this blog. The insider knows nothing of ARSENAL and MR. WENGER. I am a South African and an ARSENAL supporter for the last 30 years. I have seen all the changes Arsene made and he produced the invincibles not so long ago. Does this mean nothing. Come May 2010 and we are still unbeaten will the INsider apologise for the shit he is writing now!o

  26. simon

    July 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    diara and flamini our best dm pair in a long time cost us nxt to nothing and sold for nxt to nothing.
    i can think of cana and veloso but to be honest im sick of these foreigners coming to the arsenal as a pit stop to barcelona let us find some british talent who will stay loyal, not many brits go abroad to play! ive seen cattermole play he could play dcm and would cost us 5m o,hara a former gooner works very hard ledley can play all across midfield, sidwell for gods sake these players would revel playing with cesc and rosicky,wallcot.

  27. ücretsiz video izle

    July 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    ooooooo. and you don’t???

  28. osi

    July 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Our squad is very strong you Arsene Haters, and we don’t need to buy a defensive midfielder. Those of you who scream that Arsene got it wrong how many times have you got it wrong? My guess is all your life. Vive Wenger, and Vive Arsenal. The only ethical club in the premiership

  29. conglac2009

    July 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Jayjinoh, you supprises me, Wenger had faith in the boys, so we should have faith in Wenger, when blind leads blind, what is going to be results, both of them will fall into pit. Let me tell you, Wenger is blind, he doesn’t know what his doing at all, so u people should stop that jaggons, we are tired of it right?

    Michael Jackson

  30. Steven

    July 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I’m afraid AW being the som will resist buying any new players. He is very devoted to his kids.This has been happening for the past few seasons.Of course the season hasn’t started.
    If the gunners fail to fight for honours be prepared for dramatic events to unfold.

  31. Tim

    July 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Reading all these comments, i think what is obvious is that the fan’s are growing tired of Wenger. He’s extremely intelligent and he will know that this is a MASSIVE season for him. If he fucks this season up for the same reason’s he has the last 2 – then it’s goodbye for him. It has to be. As much as he has done for Arsenal we cannot go every season winning nothing. We pay the highest prices in the league and get an average team winning nothing. We also reward this team with new contracts for failure.
    That cannot continue.
    As much as it pains me to say it – if we finish 5th this year then it may spur the board into action. I don’t agree that we need to splash lot’s of money but i do agree that Wenger in his arrogance is failing to address problems in our team that have been plauging us for years. It is also blind faith to rely on players and think each season that “this is the season” – it’s madness.
    I know that we are skint, i also accept that but at the end of the day it’s a cycle. You spend money to be more successful – the more succsessful you are the more money you generate and the bigger the fan base. Real Madrid spend that money but will make 3 x as much from shirt sales of Ronaldo, Kaka etc..etc.. – so what i really don’t understand is why we can’t do this? Do we not have the marketing vehicle in place to be able to?
    Also one of our biggest problems is our wage bill. We pay the same amount of wages per season as Man U! Manu U have players on 100K a week and we have none. What we do have is about 80 kids through the reserves and youth teams on 10-15K a week. It’s crazy to pay them this sort of money and run the youth team in this way.

  32. erm

    July 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Adebola is a Nigerian Name

  33. ritesh

    July 24, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    the money comes from the board, not the gaffer.

    if u want a DM better than song/denilson, the price tag is 20Million. You cant afford that so, fuck off and support the mancs or chavs if u r not happy

    u speak of ade money… well they need it for debt service.. remember what the gaffer said last year…for many years to come, we must sell 1 star every year.

    David Dein was right, we need a new shareholder to wide out the stadium debt. Whats wrong with Usmanov… Take his money and lets stop this shit sales every year

  34. redn

    July 24, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I can appreciate that we are short of money and need to make the books balance. I can also appreciate that we cannot compete with a market where fees and wages for even middling players are obscene and at the top end now out of our reach.
    Therefore, while I still want us to win trophies I understand it will be much harder for us to compete. We fight above our current weight in my opinion.
    Within these constraints I still trust Wenger to do very well. But I don’t have confidence he can pull off miracles and get super transfers of trophies against all the odds in a non inequal market. So I think we will do well this year.
    Yes we have just got £25m but if he is to spend it, it must be on someone worth it. Panic buying is not good. You end up with Pavlichenko.
    However, what does pee me off in terms of Wenger and the board is that they are not honest about it.
    These forums seem to have people in two courts: we will be brill and win everything or we are crap and wenger is crap and all must go.
    I think the truth is somewhere in the middle: we will do well again but are not favourites to win the big trophies but Wenger is doing ok.

  35. Gooni

    July 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Why don’t the whining lot of you go and support some other teams who have sugar daddy to spoon feed them instead and get off this glorious team FFS!!! What a waste of my time reading this crap…

  36. ritesh

    July 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    United doing an Arsenal

    Well, well, well. It looks like we have reached the ‘Arsenal stage’. What is that? Well, every summer one or other Arsenal board member declares that Arsene Wenger is free to spend, that he’s got 40m available, or even more. Wenger, obviously, never spends that because he allegedly doesn’t want to, he prefers developing youth. The alternative explanation of course is that they don’t have the money.

    United, armed with the money received from the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo, were expected to launch a major spending spree. Nothing like that materialised: as you all know, we signed Michael Owen on a free transfer, Gabriel Obertan for 3m and Antonio Valencia for 15.25m. Sir Alex confirmed that he wouldn’t sign any more players this summer, to the dismay of many fans who expected spectacular names this summer.

    However, David Gill and the Glazer family insist that Fergie does have the cash at his disposal, he merely refuses to spend it because the right targets aren’t available at reasonable prices. To be honest, it sounds like the Arsenal scenario: we’re trying to convince the world that there’s nothing wrong but actually we have to pay off the interest and that takes priority.

    It is possible, of course, that David Gill actually told the truth. In that case I back Fergie’s judgment: if he believes that the likes of Aguero are overprices this summer but could get them cheaper next season then so be it. However, if we are forced to turn to these ‘economic’ type of signings then I’d prefer if the club revealed the truth to us. We’ll never know, I guess, at least not before next summer.

  37. wandarah

    July 24, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I really dont understand the point of this blog.

    All you do is constantly shit on the team – and the manager. Quite why you call yourself an ‘Arsenal’ fan is entirely fucking beyond me eh.

    Your posts are poorly written, your insight non-existent. You may as well fuck off and suppor the spuds, you’d fit right in there.

  38. RAY

    July 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    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!

  39. Brad

    July 25, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Well he could’ve had the money if the board had passed usmanov’s capital raising scheme.
    But they shit themselves about him getting control. It would’ve given wenger 70-100mil.
    Now gazidis and Hill-Wood have practically sold the club to either kronke or Usmanov.
    Wenger will buy Matuidi in august. And that will be the lot. Diaby, shouldn’t be permitted to wear an arsenal shirt. Denilson what the hell does this guy do?! Plays a lot of games but as what?!
    Song, excellent back-up DM or CB.
    We might…just…just cling to fourth ahead of City. No silverware, no hope of competing with the big boys, of whom we used to be one.
    That’s not pesamistic that’s me being a realist.
    So, either by December or next May, Kronke or Usmanov will buy Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith’s shares for 50-60mil and will then takeover the club.
    Usmanov who has around 10 billion has already said he will wipe half the debt out straight away and then give wenger as much as he needs for tranfers.
    He has even gone as far as to say if wenger continues with project youth (which should be renamed K-19) then Usmanov will force players into the club like Villa, Senna, Melo etc.
    Wake up arsenal fans! ‘Oh…we’re an ethical club!’ Ethical is another word for loser!

  40. looneygooner

    July 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Change your fucking name to over-reaction arsenal because you simply do not have a clue, go and support the Mancs or Chavs, we don’t need mugs like you, leave the support to the real fans you plastic

  41. Arsene

    March 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Seen Song play recently?

  42. Curt.B

    March 24, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Hindisghts a bitch.

  43. Curt.B

    March 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Hindsights a bitch.

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