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

Ours for £12m Miguel Veloso

Ours for £12m "Miguel Veloso"

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. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Ohh really…So its not taken off yet then : ))

    Tell that to the rest of the clubs who are signing players as wenger is walking around with his finger up his ass

  2. Timo

    July 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Thank god.

    A blog that has come out and said it…

    Wenger is a loon..And the thick ass gooners who keep saying “kept the faith and in arsene we trust” are just thick mongs.

    Tell me what matters more to you..Keeping faith with wenger and winning nothing or the CLUB ie Arsenal FC..

    Some of you care more about wenger then the club.

  3. john

    July 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I think this guy is a spurs fan or hes just having too much to drink

  4. arseneisgod

    July 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    what an utter waste of internet space….go support man city, you twat

  5. RomfordPele

    July 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    What a load of crap – are you Myles Palmer’s teenage son? I think Wenger has got a bit more experience of buying and selling players than you have. Lets wait and see where we are on 1 Sept when the transfer window shuts.

  6. stonroy

    July 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    K-Gunner, any real fan shouldn’t be found here? Wow! Let me guess you’re a moron right? Haven’t used that little muscles inside your nut for a few years now? Questioning things are healthy mate, makes you think about things a bit…You remember that word? THINK!

  7. Mattuso

    July 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I just love the summer break. Its a time when spurs fans tell us they will finish in the top 4 and a section of Arsenal fans just list the all the same old players we should buy. Players who no doubt you have seen play less than wenger & his scouts – cana, veloso, melo, huntelaar, chamakh. You’d never heard of flamini before he signed but wish we kept him. Same with Adebayour but think we will suffer without him. No doubt you knew about Clichy, Toure Fabregas, Sagna, Van Persie and can think of much better players who should play for us instead. £10m on the ajax captain, seems a pretty good quality signing to me. Arshavin for £15m, anyone else would have paid £20m+ for him and hes about as good a player as you will see. I do think we could do with some added muscle in midfield but if the right player comes along at the right price, I’m sure we will buy him. I also feel Wenger has a better idea of a good player than any of us as proven it time and time again.

  8. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    how original

  9. str8goon

    July 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Given that everyone posting on here is an Arsenal fan there should be discussion about our club and how it is being managed as well as our fate in the next season. But how bout Man. Utd, Chelski, and Pool? Not mentioning Man.City because realistically I don’t see them as a threat. Yes they’ve added some real strikers to their roster but their midfield and esepcially defense is still weak. And they’ve got no footballing philosophy as well as lacking a good manager.

    Anyway Manchester United lost TWO GAME CHANGING PLAYERS (League MVP and World Player of the Year) Christiano Ronaldo and Tevez. So why are we in worse groudn then they are? Where are they gonna get 35-45 goals next season to replace the ones they lost? Who…Rooney, Nani, Macheda, Scholes, Giggs, Anderson, Berbatov…!? S**T NO! Their done, they will no longer have their club name to protect them anymore. The pressure is on them and I fully expect them to fail. We’ve only lost Adebayor who can be replaced…we can cope, just as we did when a certain French striker left our beloved club.

    Chelski have relatively stayed the same. However all of their players are aging and may not keep up with the pace (see Ballack and Deco). They’ve added to their squad this season but those players will take time to adapt. The only thing about Cheleas is their team chemistry is increasing month by month. They’ll probably be our truest test this coming season. Ending on a good note, John Terry as well as Ricardo Carvalho might not be wearing the Chelsea blue next season which would only do everyone else in the Prem a world of good.

    Liverpool…what can I say about the bastards. Torres will never have a fully fit seaon due to the riggors of the league so that’ll do us some good. And capt. Stevie G. might be serving some jail time so without his help i don’t believe Liverpool will accomplish anything. Their nothing without him. Also, the possibility of losing Alonso and Mascherano are becoming truer by the day. With a massivly weak midfield as well as thier back line (who’ve always been weak) their looking to be in much, much worse shape than our Guns.

    In closing look at the big picture: We’ve lost Adebayor…who cares, screw him. Arsene’s still got time to replace him as well as fill in the CDM if he chooses to do so. My opinion…I hope to God he does. But thats down to if the board allocates Wenger any money to buy. Yes of course Arsenal sold Ade for a little of 8x what he was originally cost, but that doesn’t mean that money goes into the transfer kitty. Manchester got a huge amount for selling CR7 and look who they bought! Michael Injury-Room Owen, young Obertan, and Antonio Valencia. WEAK summer acquistions. Thats called signing for signing sakes, just beacuse you can. No real research was done into any of these buys.

    Look if you love Arsenal but don’t like whats going on in the board room then so be it. Either love the Arsenal or go support another club. Things are going on behind the scenes that we have no knowledge of. You know it, I know it, we all know it. Just start the season with a little faith in our boys. We’re alot better off then some of you Arsenal “fans” think.


  10. t

    July 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Ehm my above posts were ofcourse ironically meant. Truley, if you have to flame your own team you are not a real fan. a true fan sticks by his or her team. ALWAYS!!! IF you cannot handle Aresen and the economical situation the club is in maybe arsenal isnt the club for you. Fair enough, go cheere for someone els. But dont claim you are an arsenal fan when the only thing you do is flame. Dont claim you support out team when you moan and sulk about PL before it even started! Ive heard City has spent big this year. Maybe you find what you seek there.

    Arsenal are for people that belive in hard work, that you cannot buy you way to success, it wont hold up in the long run,unless you got a rich uncle that has you as his toy.

  11. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    You are right
    Kaba Diawarra
    ….The list can go on all night

  12. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for your post and comments

  13. Rich

    July 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    he gets it right more than he gets it wrong.

  14. Sami

    July 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I don’t understand how do you think that nasri is going to play as a dm even wenger said when nasri got injured that rosicky and edu could replace him and the 2players are attack mind!!!!!

  15. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm


    40 % of Arsenal fans of lost faith in Arsene.

    The problem is when you come out and talk FACT you are told you fuck off to Man City or called plastic by twats like you

  16. arseneisgod

    July 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    thank you for paraphrasing my thoughts.

    original enough for ya, AA?

  17. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    What a load of crap..WHY DID WE HAVE TO MOVE ?

  18. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for that….

  19. Pier

    July 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    All you pink I Love Wenger Tshirt wearing cunts are just sheep. YOU are the reason Wenger continues with his bullshit ‘project’. Spoon fed shit season after season and you cunts just lap it up.

    No money? Fuck off. £25m from Ade. £100m rights issue turned down cause we arent desperate for cash supposedly. There was a £15m transfer budget even before Ade was sold, so take off the £10m for Vermy, leaves £30m.

    Why aint we buying? Because Wenger and the Board are cunts without ambition.

    When we drop out of the top 4…this season or next all you pink tshirt wearing bitches will be crying your eyes out. Cunts.

    So easy to avoid this inevitable scenario….

    Huntelaar £20m
    Toulalan £10m (and yes he pisses on every def mid we have in the squad)
    Hangalaand £15m
    Senderdross (-£6m)
    Silvbean head (-£2m)
    Eboue (-£7m)

    There you go..even Wenger would be happy with this as there is no nett spend over budget. Will he do it though? I fuckin doubt it. Cunt.

  20. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:39 pm




    Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has claimed that he is close to completing a move to Sunderland. The 25-year-old Morocco international had also been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but has seemingly set his heart on a switch to the Stadium of Light.

    He reportedly told a French radio station: “I have told Bordeaux I need to go there. I want to play in the Premier League and Sunderland is a good challenge for me.

    “I didn’t mind waiting, but as far as Arsenal are concerned, it has taken too long, unlike Sunderland.

    “I could have waited, but Bordeaux wanted this response quickly, so I could not do it any other way.”

    Chamakh has spent the whole of his professional career to date with the Girondins, while he also completed a half-century of appearances on the international stage.

  21. stonroy

    July 23, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    T, no one only does one thing (flaming the fans) . I love Arsene Wenger (he has been very kind to my family in times of need) but I love The Arsenal first and foremost, that also doesn’t mean I cannot question things. This is a results driven business, and I don’t believe as it stands right now, we have the depth to handle the long season ahead. That is not a negative statement, not a statement of a fake Arsenal fan. (I’ve been a fan for longer than most of you have been alive). Like every relationship you must question things, otherwise it’s not a true relationship, and you become a mindless slave .All you people out there, honestly do you think we have a team right now that can win the prem? The CL?

  22. john

    July 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    My god majority of arsenal fans are behind arsene wenger. 40% have lost faith lol

    Gooners are angry at the arsenal board not Wenger. The board arent giving money which is why Dein left and went to usmanov to form a partnership. Even fergie knows wenger hasnt got money. We will have to wait i am sure wenger will get a DM in but hes going for a cheaper price. Its understandable.

    Wenger has big money he bought arshavin whos a world class player but arsenal need to balance thier books. We bought vermaelen for 10 million and sold adebaypor for 25 million so it covers vermaelen and arshavin transfers. Arsenal are not liverpool, man utd, city, chelsea we dont have a rich owner so we are run like a normale football club. What goes out has to equal what goes in.

  23. Gavin

    July 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Hes’ worried about the coming economic crisis and players all leaving for free running there contracts down so money spent is money lost?? He is a bit deluded that he can’t understand fans frustration. He’s doing wonderful but he won’t add more than 1 player(big fat maybe 2) per season because “you are taking a risk” so he says. well ericsson showed you could get 11 new players to play together and Wenger was shocked. He got hammered by United last season and to take a step back and what happened he thinks we still acn win the league. I hate to say it but we need to get hammered by the top sides again and i promise he will wake from his coma
    Looking forward to his new plan of 4-5-1 you wait, defence by ball retention(cause we cant defend) and it will work too and we will look great if even for a while. Caveat as long as Walcott or Eboue don’t play because they loose the ball the other counters and scores.(every time)

  24. oluseyiaoko

    July 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    i am happy i am not the only arsenal fan that is depressed with the whole situation.I am beginning to think Mr Wenger does not mean well for Arsenal football club.I have never seen a stubborn manager all my life.
    One thing i do know is that he will not bugde despite all our comments.He will not buy any more player this summer and i can assure you, it will all blow in his face.
    For all the dedicated fans, pls take heart and hope, like we have been hoping for four years.

  25. john

    July 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Yh arsenal have a new look formation looks like a 4-3-3


    eboue djorou vermaelen silvestre

    denilson diaby


    wilshere bendtner arshavin

    Thats was the formation in the pre season friendly. I personally think we need three in midfield give more protection to the back four as well as support for the attackers

  26. Erik

    July 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Hey T… was just gonna post something like that man.

    These are the fans that also never see them in the Emirates and if they do are quick to start booing our own players.

    This team, even now without a new DMC is still capable of winning the league.

    Yes sure, it would be nice to have a new DMC, but honestly… who is there that is:

    1) Available
    2) Value for money
    3) Happy to probably accept lower wages
    4) Right Age
    5) Right Experience
    6) Good enough

    There arent many players that meet all that criteria, not even Melo did and I am honestly glad we didnt get him.

    We might have money, we might not have it, but Wenger isnt going to pay stupid transfer fees for a player he isnt sure about.

    Can you imagine how much worse all these moaners will be if we sign someone for a lot of money only to realise that Song and Diaby are better than him?

    S T O P B L O O D Y M O A N I N G!

    Wenger loves this club more than many of us do, he doesnt deserve all the crap some of you “fans” are saying about him here.

  27. Gooner1995

    July 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Absolute rubbish whichever idiot who wrote this must have a memory span of a fish. Wenger is the man who brought Henry,Vieira etc to the club and turned them into world beaters so stop writing this bullcrap. I acknowledge the fact that we need a holding midfielder and a new striker but saying stuff like “Wenger out” is absolute nonesense talk some sense you muppet.

  28. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm


    Loik Cana to also sign for Sunderland

  29. Bert

    July 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Wenger has mastered the art of self generation of new signings during the transfer window.

    This is how he pulls of this masterstroke:

    Step 1

    Make sure at least two players get injured in the last few months of the season, increase training to excessive levels to bring this on.

    Step 2

    Buy no new players during the transfer window.

    Step 3 (the really clever bit)

    Announce that the injured players will be back for start of the season or maybe two months into it & they will be like “new signings”

    Step 4

    Happy Days!!!

  30. Osiris

    July 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    And how about this list
    …..I bet this list is 10 times as long as yours

  31. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Steve Bruce is a great manager

    Wenger said no to Wilson Palacios for £500k and Steve Bruce saw he had talent and turned him into a £20m player.

  32. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I dont get 90k a week

  33. welshgazza

    July 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Denilson and Song have got a chance of filling the long term Defensive midfield slot. They should be better than last season…… a little older, a little wiser, a lot more experienced….. but I still feel they need a mentor to guide them( which I have a solution which I’ll come back to).
    However, both players need to be educated in their prefered positions. Denilson played alongside Cesc as the DCM until Cesc got injured. Suddenly he had to step into Cescs shoes and become the playmaker. These are two completely different roles! Chelshit never swapped Claude Mackele’s position and he was one of the best in the business. Song was played as a Centre Half, just when he started to settle into the DCM role at the end of last season.
    Diaby is the most frustrating player I’ve seen in an Arsenal shirt for quite some time. One day brilliant, the next in small patches, and the next totally shite!!! Unfortunately, I cannot see him ever reaching his full potential at Arsenal and I wouldn’t be too sorry if he was to go tomorrow.
    SO…….. who should get the defensive midfield slot. How about someone who has experience, plays in the key matches and rested when not required, would be influencial on the field and in the dressing room, relatively cheap to buy (wages not so sure however), and would jump at the chance of playing at the emirates…….. One PATRICK VIEIRA !!!!
    This is the type of player we need. His influence would assist Denilson, Song, Diaby???, Ramsey and Wilshire.

    PS. Anyone else note how Ramsey appears to have bulked up in the close season??? Rambo title seems to fit better now

  34. KenyanGooner

    July 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Yawn…wake me up when the moaning stops….

  35. Osiris

    July 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    So let me get this straight. You want Arsenal to win everything and sign big names. And then at the same time you want Wenger to compete with teams like Sunderland for players. There is a reason why these players are getting gobbled up by smaller teams while the big guns are taking a pass. But of course all of you know better.

  36. KingKolo

    July 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Does this really have to be a for/against Wenger debate? Surely no one doubts or has forgotten what he has done for the football club and he is by far and away the only manager to lead us into next season and season’s after that. But please lets face facts: we definately do need another DM. Last season we spent a very long time trailing behind Aston Villa who shouldn’t even be in our thoughts. We will have Man Cunty to deal with next season and our current squad will be pushed even further than last season. We have already managed to lose one big player this season without any real chance of replacing him and this is after the fact that we needed to bring in 2-3 players in the first place.
    I’m not saying buying a big multi million pound player is wise but if we can get someone like Cana (£7m) or Matuiti (£2-5m) then it creates competition and gives us more options when the dreaded and unavoidable injuries come in.
    All you idiots slagging off Arsenal Action for not being a proper fan and hugely stupid. All the anti Wenger clan are trying to say is we need players to compete. They obviously care enough for the football club to give their time to write such pieces as you give the time to comment on said pieces. So stop fucking arguing and discuss..

  37. john

    July 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    My god palacios we didnt need him at the time we had flamini, gilberto and diarra. Plus if he was that good wenger would have signed him. I dont really rate him anyway. Diaby and song are better plauyers in my opinion

  38. Adarsh

    July 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    You know what you guys are tired of?

    not the wenger bullshit!!

    you are tired of watching richer but stupider clubs buying shit players that want more money than they want to play football. You guys want arsenal to be a strong force in the transfer market becoz ur sense of football dealings is derived from a bloody video game like championship manager.

    Wenger has always done things his way. I’m sure ppl wanted an alves or a ramos when we needed to get the RB position filled. But are u complaining about sagna now? And whats this bollocks abt a DM. Give me names of players in tht position tht are avaiable for our budget and are better than over current options in song.

    Wener is not a coach or a businessman.. He is a complete manager… and as all managers should, he has to maintain the books.. he has always done things his way, and i’m sure no one complained when he won the treble.. if he has confidence in his squad then so be it. u knw why? becoz it is wenger who is paid to have confidence in the squad or not….NOT YOU!!!

    So.. in short…good blog…crap post…

  39. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    We cant even compete with Sunderland in the transfer market FFS

    We are a joke

  40. robbie

    July 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with your blog and it’s interesting that it seems Wenger has lost a lot of the supporters already and it’s only july,i wouldn’t bother me in the slightest if he left he really has lost the plot.Arsenal fans pay astronomical ticket prices these days and have a right to criticise wenger and the board when we see no return for our hard earned money….by the way wenger is on about 3 or 4 million a year !! is he really worth that

  41. Adarsh

    July 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm


    i’d pay him thrice tht…and more

  42. Danny

    July 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Wow any clown can have a blog eh!

  43. Gavin

    July 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Ingenious I love it well said

  44. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you and Well said…Wenger is on £90k a week and he bangs on about how he would not break the bank or put the clubs future in danger to keep Flamini who wanted £60k a week.

    I would sack wenger and replace him with Steve Bruce if we dont win anything this summer.

    Bruce has always shown bottle in the transfer market until this weed of a man wenger who only cares about zee profit

  45. Pier

    July 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm



    want anymore examples?

  46. arsenalaction

    July 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Pier…Cana will sign for Sunderland this weekend

  47. welshgazza

    July 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    How about someone who can mentor the youngsters at the club, someone who’s been there done that and bought the t-shirt, someone who would have a strong influence on the pitch and in the dressing room, someone who could play when required and rested in games where possible giving even more experience to Denilson, Song and Diaby, someone who would cost relatively little in transfer fee(dont know about wages) and would jump at the chance to play at the Emirates………

    Ladies and Gentlemen…. I give you ….. PATRICK VIEIRA!!!!!

  48. Gavin

    July 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Actually Wenger said he had “no room for another midfielder”—he knew he was good so he rang his friend Brucey and said would he like…of course Brucey said a player you rate for £1M….I don’t even need to see him!

  49. Adarsh

    July 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm


    ‘weed of a man wenger’

    dude…u must be out of ur mind… u think u can replace him with steve bruce?

    were u dropped on ur head as a kid?

  50. Pier

    July 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    You apologists are being lied to cause you are all cretins. Spoon fed shit which you lick up, and still ask for more!

    Wenger and the Board OUT!

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