Last week on Arsenal.com “New signing expected before Twente return leg”
When questioned about the midfield problems and if the fans could expect to see a new signing manager Arsène Wenger said “Will something be done ahead of the second leg? Certainly yes, but before Saturday, no.”
Surly he was not talking about the signing of Silvestre.? or was he?
Well the signing of Silvestre WAS before Saturdays and was by all accounts a unexpected bit of business.
What is worrying for most Arsenal fans is the amount of players have have left the club this summer. 10 players in total have been sold or loaned out. With only 3 signed but the club to date.
On the 10th May 2008 Wenger also said “I know who I want and the fans will be reassured by what they see in the next 2 to 3 weeks”…Was he talking about Nasri and Ramsey?
Towards the end of last season Wenger identified defense as a key area to strengthen. He said he wanted to sign a big player as we had some problems dealing with balls into the box. We were then linked with players like Zapata & Kompany but a few weeks ago Wenger then said “I have been interested in Vincent Kompany ever since he was 16, but I am not interested in him this year, “There is nobody I need for my team’s defensive department.
But then he signed Silvestre? A player for the defensive department? Wenger then comes out and says he allowed Senderos to leave the club because of “congested” He said ‘We have [Johan] Djourou, we have Kolo [Toure], we have Senderos, we have [Alex] Song, [William] Gallas and [Mikael] Silvestre now, who can play centre-back, so we have a congestion there, That’s why I have allowed Senderos to leave”
I really don’t understand? We have allowed 10 players to leave the club this summer. We have signed 3 including Bischoff who is out until god knows when.
We all almost allowed a whole team to leave..
Gilbert— Flamini——-Gilberto— Hleb
I don’t expect him to tell us everything that is going on at the club by why come out and tell the fans something and get there hopes up and not deliver.
I would like to ask…….
Why have we allowed so many players to leave this summer?
Why have we not replaced key players in key positions?
Why has wenger said 1 thing and done something totally different?
Why has the Arsenal board said time and time again that Wenger has money to spend but then the manager says we have to sell to balance the book?
Something stinks worst then a kipper, Whats going on at Arsenal?
Do we really expect to be challenging for honors this season with a squad as weak as this?
A very concerned Arsenal fan.
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