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Arsenal To Hit The Panic Button Again?

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So the panic button has been pressed somewhat. After a shocking defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the Premier League, rumours have once again stated that Wenger will again try to sign the players that he had been targeting for a long time.

The Arsenal manager had tried to sign Luis Suarez and Ashley Williams this summer to strengthen his squad. They had made a bid of £40m and one pound for the Liverpool man, which had been rejected. But after today’s performance Wenger has supposedly understood the gravity of the situation and although signing Suarez is far from a reality, other realsictic targets should be considered fast.

Arsenal will also be looking to sign Swansea defender Ashley Williams to get a back up for their fragile defensive unit which doesn’t have 2 regular players for their Champions League qualifier match against Fenerbache. The London club displayed their interest in the player long time back, but the valuation of Swansea of their captain had kept Williams out of Wenger’s reach. But Arsenal are now contemplating a bid of £11m to seal the deal once and for all, much to the wish of the Wales international himself.

And the latest news is that Ashley Williams finds the speculation linking him with a transfer to Arsenal “very flattering.

“It’s all very flattering, but you take it with a pinch of salt because you see a lot written and you never know what to make of it,” Williams told the Daily Mirror.

“I just take it as a compliment. You must be doing something right, whether it’s true or not. I try to leave it there. If I sat here and said I didn’t want to play in the Champions League, that’d be a lie. But at the same time, I’d never disrespect a team I play for and say ‘that’s it, I’m desperate to leave’ just after a story in the paper. I’d never do that or think that

Wenger definitely needs to do something to avoid the wrath of the supporters and the signing of these two players would certainly cool the fans of the club.

Much to the delight of the fans, Wenger himself has mentioned that the club is working hard behind the scene to make the transfers of some players happen and these deals will be done and dusted sooner than later.

In a recent interview, the Frenchman stated

“We take our work seriously and believe me, we analyse every single player in the world. We work 24 hours a day for that. When we make decisions, we take it seriously. People try to think we do not want to spend. We want [to]. We are ready to buy players. We were on the market before the game and we are on the market after the game. If we do not spend the money, it’s because we do not find the players. I’m not the only one to work on that. We are a team who work on that. We are ready to buy the players if we find that the players are good enough for us. That’s all we can tell you.”

Before you leave, do watch this video as a passionate  Gooner says “Either the Board or Wenger Must Go”

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  1. Jesse says:

    agreed. No excuse, although he ALWAYS has one. Man is not accountable. #Wengerout.

    He even has the audacity to ask “who to buy?” facetiously as if the fans couldn’t tell him and no one is there. Let me give you a few names to address our weaknesses (not saying I want all these); Baines, Sakho, A.Williams, Jagielka, luke shaw, papadapolous, Richards, Matic, Diemilis (sp?) (Defense) Valbuena, Draxler, Bender, Mata (riding bench at chelsea), Fellaini (as more DCM) M’vila, Willian, Erikson, Gustavo (lost out on) Capoue (lost out on) Pogba, Gourcuff, Vidal, Jovetic (would have been perfect and only 20M in end) Striker: Eto’o, Saurez, Rooney, Higuain (should have just done it), A. Sanchez (poach one of theirs for a change), Michu (not a huge fan, but hes “available”), J. Martinez, Costa, Lewandowski, Reus, Mario Gomez (gone) and there are many many more rated players…Not saying want all these or that they are worth it, some are not good enough or squad players, but they are available. Need more than just 3 signings at this point.

  2. Jesse says:

    Wenger always blames the ref. Its very pathetic. He breeds a losing mentality as his teams always look for external reasons why didnt win, i.e the ref, instead of holding own performances accountable. If listen to wenger its always the ref, the pitch and his team and players are always fantastic, or showing great “spirt”. What does that even mean you clown! That attitude is for children and you’ll never win with it. This team is ill-prepared both in its composition and demeanor to compete with the big boys, i.e the grown-ups. I love arsenal which is why I hope they crash and burn.

  3. Ahmad Turk says:

    I’m so sick of Wenger trying to shift the majority of the blame on the referee, yes it was a poor performance but that doesn’t mask the incompetence of the manager, he’s had since the 1st of July to but players but due to his indecisive nature we’ve once again suffered badly. It’s a weak team and a weak manager, Arsene Wenger is lightweight. I also have serious concerns about Wednesday night, Fenerbahce aren’t bad and the home support could spell disaster for Arsenal.

  4. Lim Kwok Kuen says:

    The team with few exception played poorly and lacked confidence. Mertesacker was among the worst: no vision, speed and positioning and not blocking any shots. He has played poorly so often. With him we have no chance angainst Fenerbache. Rosicky needs shooting practise. Players who play poorly will have negative influence on the rest. We need strong back four. With due respect to Arsene, he has lost his plot; Time to bring in top quality players instead of giving excuses.

  5. jordangooner says:

    I completely agree with Kevin, why could Wenger not buy players early. Even Spurs bought all their players early and spent £55 million, Wenger is really living on borrowed time. We started the season with 17/18 recognised first team players, of which 4 players were injured. We now have an important Champions League game in 4 days with possibly another 3 or 4 further injuries. We may go into the game with 10 or 11 recognised first team players! This includes 2 goalkeeper and 2 defenders, for someone called the Professor he has completely lost his marbles. He has too much power and is acting like Napoleon.

  6. Kevin Weaver says:

    All of a sudden the penny pitching offers are coming back to bite us. Now teams know we are desperate, the price is going up. If Arsenal want Williams why oh why wasn’t he in place today. If he was he would be available for Wednesday. Wenger’s so called prudence is proving to be a false economy. Hopefully last season for yesterday’s man!