We need more players like Emmanuel Frimpong, Chris Samba wants to take the next step, Carlos Vela is staying at Arsenal!

These past few days have been really boring with nothing new happening. And in all the boredom, Samba’s signing has gone from being interesting to done to a matter of want-to and don’t-want-to and we are still where we were when we played the last game of the season. It now seems that Blackburn is not willing to sell their backdone. Blackburn’s manager, Steve Kean, has been quoted as saying, in regard to Samba’s possible departure

“We don’t have to sell him. He signed a five-year contract in the last window and he’s one of the players we would like to keep… we are going to try and hold on to all our good players.”

Well it was surely going to happen. On the other hand, Samba himself has come out said that he is ready to take the next step and hopes that Blackburn won’t “put a stick in the wheels”.

“I know there are discussions with some clubs. If a good opportunity arises, I want to seize it. It is necessary that the club understands that I want to go one step further. I hope they will not put a stick in the wheels. It’s been four and a half years I have been at Blackburn and two years I have played in relegation battles.”

This does sound similar to our own situation of Fabregas to Barca, the only difference in that Fabregas hasn’t publically said that he wants to move away (or has he?). Now I can’t tell what will happen in this case but one thing is for sure that if we really are moving in for him then we will be required to pay a hefty price. Is Wenger willing to pay such a price? This is a question that can be answered by Arsene alone, although, I myself am convinced that this summer he will. When remains to be seen!

By the way, the thing that made me laugh was when I read the same story that has been out there for the last two years, ‘Arsenal moving in for Phil Jagielka’. Seriously, do the people who right such stories don’t think for an instant what they are writing. One moment we are after Samba, Jagielka isn’t even mentioned, the next, as soon as Blackburn says we won’t sell him, we are after Jagielka. It is one thing to speculate and another to just put up the same story that has been read over and over again. They must really believe that people don’t think! 

Anyways moving on, the latest development on Clichy is that he wants a move to Liverpool despite an offer from Roma that includes £30 million wages for 5 years according to The Sun. Is Liverpool offering more in wages or Clichy doesn’t want to play European football next season? Sounds quite ridiculous to me but if this report is true then Clichy will have his reasons.

The only new development is in regards to Carlos Vela. His agent is saying that Vela is going to stay at Arsenal as he is very much in Wenger’s plans. His agent, Eduardo Hernandez has told ESPN Radioformula in Mexico

“I have had eight conversations with Arsenal, the most recent was last Friday, and Carlos is an Arsenal player, he will stay at Arsenal and is not for sale. The process with Carlos is a little bit slow. Arsene Wenger is an extremely demanding coach, he sent him on loan for six months to West Brom not with the results he wanted, but, nevertheless, everything is going very well.”

We have seen very little of Vela at Arsenal and I believe it has been unfair on him. He himself hasn’t been able to grab the opportunities and make his mark.  But that also is our own fault as we have been playing him out of position. His finishing is good, can improve, still the main problem is that we cannot get the best out of him by playing him wide. That is why I think the best option for him will be to move away from Arsenal or go on loan for a whole season. We do need a striker though and Vela is not the solution for next season. It is all my opinion though and we can’t really say what Wenger has in his mind.

Before I conclude, I would like to share what Emmanuel Frimpong has said on twitter about being ever shown the door at Arsenal

“Arsenal FC is pumping through my veins. I will never leave Arsenal even if I get released I will beg on both knees to stay they’re going to have to escort me [out].”

If only we can have the same attitude from all our players!

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4 Responses to We need more players like Emmanuel Frimpong, Chris Samba wants to take the next step, Carlos Vela is staying at Arsenal!

  1. clichy fabregas u all shoud go even nasri so we can focuse on new sighning

  2. manasseh liyengwa says:

    Arsenal is agreat team we love it,As an arsenal fan we need great players to win trophies.The current squard need reinforcement in verious departments,nanmely Defence,midfield&striking.we need centre half,centre back,left back,we need 2 midfielders both forwad eg.vant hard toternham,Aima benfica.srikers etto internationale &calton core. westham to parttener van mpasie,we need sampa,tim cahill to pattern vamaleen &sagno.Hope wenger share my views.Thanks in advance to all arsenal fans while we prepair for next season.

  3. Steve Palmer says:

    I think its time for supporters to understand that ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB is a business first and a football club second. You don’t have to be an expert to see that big spending is not going to happen.Supporters and Management are well aware of our Achilles Heel, which is plain to see. Defence must be Arsenals Priority, with experienced defenders available with Premier League Knowledge and no move by Arsenal to secure them, suggest’s that Arsenal are not prepared to pay the price of their estimate, and with Wenger in South America on a scouting break, suggest’s that Arsene is looking further afield, and at a far cheaper rate. I have no doubt’s that there will be signings, but not the type that supporters were expecting, as I said at the start Arsenal is firstly a business, and their priority is PROFITS first the team second.

  4. steve. says:

    WENGER OUT,BEFORE IT’S TO LATE,”HE’S PAST HIS SELL BY DATE”
    AS A MANAGER HE’S AN EMBARRASSMENT,IF HE STAYS I PREDICT
    NO SILVERWARE NEXT SEASON,AND THEY WONT FINISH IN THE
    TOP SIX .

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