Alex Song — Nowhere >>Arsenal >> Barcelona >> Nowhere — familiar route

As much as we like the arsenal team its a known secret to every fan that Arsenal team has many average players than the exceptional ones. Alex song has finally moved to a club which matches his ability. There are so many players in our current and past squad who are not good enough to Arsenal Football club or any other top football team in Europe. So, Who is good enough for Arsenal? No, one can answer that question.

Alex SongFinally found my Team

So many players failed to establish themselves after their big money move from AFC excluding certain ungrateful exceptions. Adebayor, Gallas, Bendtner, park, Chamakh, Senderos, Hleb, Flamini etc…  Nasri and Clichy has not been great either for MCFC. Even the mighty Fabregas failed at FCB.

Most of these players established themselves as major player for Arsenal. Though Arsenal has not won anything with these players, they still managed to remain in the champions league. Technically these players should be more than adequate to play for any top team in Europe. Hleb, Song, Fabregas, Adebayor etc.. has proven that its not the case. The careers of Hleb, Song etc were only downhill once they left Arsenal. Where does it goes wrong? Is Arsenal really a top team of World class players? How did we manage to remain in the champions league for 17 consecutive years with players like Bendtner, Chamakh Leading the attack?

Only one man makes such a difference to the careers of these players- Mr. Arsene Wenger. The man who is more loyal to players than Arsenal Football Club. Though his loyalty to Arsenal is unquestionable his loyalty to certain players is questionable. This is the one major difference between SAF and Wenger. SAF is ruthless when it comes to kicking players out. Arsene is more classy.

Looking at these it clearly shows the genius of Arsene Wenger. He has built a top 4 team with Mid-table team players. No one can argue that there is a huge gap between the players quality in Arsenal Squad. Comparing Player by player with any other team like Tottenham it can be easily seen that those teams have many better players than Arsenal.

All that Glitters for Arsenal are not World class. My belief is that Arsenal football club and its manager were clever enough to build a team which is better than the sum of its parts.

Playing well for Arsenal does not automatically mean they are world class. I hope current fringe English core and other players take a note and work hard to improve the team.

Good Luck Alex Song for finding the right team.


Arsene Wenger and Panic Buys – Arsene’s Poker game

I am a huge admirer of  and his achievements at Arsenal Football Club. Congrats Arsene for reaching the champions league for the 17th consecutive time. Arsene has done some amazing business in recent years. Laurent Koscielny is one of recent examples of his successful business. Arsene and Arsenal follows a very familiar trend is transfer market. Sometimes it looks like he is very good at transfer poker game, but I beg to differ. Transfer window is a familiar story for arsenal fans.

Arsenal Transfer Window
Step 1 : Hype and talk about Arsenal’s Financial Strength
Step 2 : Atleast one Surprise Signing
Step 3 : Poker Game and Panic Buys
End : Frustration

Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Giroud, Sanchez, Yaya Sonago, Gervinho etc are bought at the beginning of the transfer window. Only these players are planned and bought immediately. Often these players do not match the initial financial hype from Arsenal apart from Sanchez. Arsene buys very early for his squad requirement or replacement. Once this is done the poker game and panic buys of Arsene begins.
Last year’s transfer window clearly exposed Arsene’s inability to play poker.

RVP was not replaced so Arsenal was chasing a striker. According to Arsene transfer strategy the expected and planned striker was yaya sonago. That is the fact. I still cannot understand why we were chasing Jovetic, Higuain and suarez. Finally we ended buying no one. Arsene Poker game failed miserably when we could not even get Demba Ba on loan. Kim Kallstorm exposed Arsene’s expert level in poker game.
The failure to purchase a striker was masked by the calibre of our panic buy i.e the best 10 in the world. The panic buys are due to our poor performance rather than reinforcing quality to the squad Aston Villa and Man-united comes to our mind immediately.

This has been the case of several years. Even in this transfer window it’s the same story. There was a huge hype at the beginning and bought Sanchez to match the hype. Once Sanchez deal was done the requirement and replacements began with Ospina, Chambers and Debuchy. These players are not new signings they were just bought to replace Fabianski, Vermaelen and Sagna. Even I still believe Sanchez was bought because of the Injury of Theo Walcott.

The transfer window is not closed yet. What can we expect from this transfer window? I hope we might buy a striker because of Giroud’s Injury. But honestly knowing Arsene’s transfer strategy we should expect Sébastien Squillaci level player coming in as CB.