UK time is: 22:42:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No 'Old Ladies' For The Gunners

Arsene Wenger has admitted that it is unlikely that he will join the pack of vultures circling round the Stad Del Alpi

For Arsene Wenger their wages are just too high and he is not willing to break the pay structure he has set in place.

'We cannot afford to do it which is why we are not overly concerned with what is going on at Juventus,' said Wenger.

'It is very unlikely we will make a move for the players because the wages are too high for us.

'What has happened in Italy will inevitably disturb the market because you have a lot of players who come on to the market but don't forget the players of Juventus are very well paid and not many clubs in the world can afford to pay this kind of wages.'

So that Buffon out the window then.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 16 2006

Time: 11:56AM

Your Comments

we dont need him we have all ready got a tip top keeper!!!!! and hes loyal to his club
hameer2
Its sad to hear that we wont get the quality of buffon next season
kenyanrudeboy
Its just excuses from wenger for not signing established talent. How can the wages be too high when you consider that henry is on over 100K a week & buffon is on something like 50k a week at Juve. He said yesterday that he will bring in maybe 1 more player but definately no more than 2, so its going to be another long season in the league where we keep hearing the same old tired excuse about how we are getting better & will be much better in march than we are in say october or november. Another season of fighting spurs for a champions league place is ahead.
Ashburton Gooner
at this stage of the transfer season I'd take any comment with a large pinch of salt. double/triple talk is rife. best to take a wait and see approach.
pAnoNymous
I wouldn't read too much onto anything Arsene says with this. He has already approached Buffon, and this was confirmed by Juve themselves. I am sure he is watching things very closely.....
OzDan
wenger always does this, we need some experienced players when will he ever realise. Has the saviola transfer saga vanished now i was really excited aswell.
hazzagooner
it hink its just talk... he doesnt want other teams to no that he is officially after buffon. i think we will probably hear of a bid soon.
abdleb
i don't want any juventus players anyway... maybe kaka of ac milan, but otherwise no-one interests me tbh...
theking13
Buffon would be a great signing but he would have to sit on the bench for most of next season as Lehmann is our number 1. Although we could play him in certain competitions who knows. Also he would need to consider taking a massive wage cut. But in football u neva know. Maybe a deal could materialse but i think Buffon will stay in Italy going to AC Milan to replace Dida..
protocal
Why would he have to take a pay cut? As far as I'm aware, Buffon in on 50,000 a week at Juventus and Campbell has just left us who got that amount and its likely Cole will leave also leaving behind a 70,000 a week pay cheque.
Rocky7
Buffon will be one of the best signings that AW could make this year, he would be cover for goal when the beast lehmann retires, and he would also put up a huge fight for the number one place at the club, i think we could have our next formidable back five you know,
Walcott
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Team News: Anderlecht vs Arsenal (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Anderlecht v Arsenal Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

The State Of Play (Sunday October 19 2014)

Arsenal v Hull City Match Preview (Friday October 17 2014)

Scouting Report Hull City (Friday October 17 2014)

Injuries, Injuries and More Injuries (Thursday October 16 2014)

Walcott To Play For Arsenal This Weekend (Thursday October 16 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 51
2. Naijagunner 47
3. paul_ownz 36
4. Galway Gooner 30
5. Guyfox 27
6. Joe_@** 19
7. shewore 16
8. Rocky7 12
9. Nwankwo25 10
10. damiano_tommassi 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City
Chelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Leicester City 1 - 1 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11

Breaking League News

Captain Cescy?
Chelsea : 22/10/2014 22:23:00
Liverpool : 22/10/2014 21:51:00
Fernandez: I Hope To Be Here For a Long Time
Swansea : 22/10/2014 21:11:00
Poll: Referee Got Stoke Penalty Decision Wrong
Swansea : 22/10/2014 20:44:00
Team News: Anderlecht vs Arsenal
Arsenal : 22/10/2014 19:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
Suggested By:  
Campbell 5%
Giroud 2%
Podolski 2%
Ramsey 2%
Sanchez 31%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 5%
Welbeck 51%