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Fran Merida Is An Arsenal Player

After all the speculation about Fran Merida, it has finally been revealed that he is a gooner.

Upon the release of the squad lists for today's two games, if you scroll down to the bottom of the squad to face Boreham Wood on Arsenal.com, there he is.

Every Arsenal fan has pretty much known that he is an Arsenal player, but has just been waiting for confirmation.

Merida comes in high regard and was signed much in the same way as Cesc Fabregas.

Barcelona will not be happy.




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 4 2006

Time: 12:00PM

Your Comments

I dont think liverpool will be too happy either. I think benitez thought he had stolen him from us, however his agent (also cesc's agent) seems to be pretty loyal when it comes to arsenal. Unlike a certain Mr Barnett.
Ashburton Gooner
I was honestly getting worried there for a while. Sky Sports were reporting we we're set to miss out on him to the mickey mousers. Their large spanish contingint I thought would have been a big draw for the kid. If the videos on the web are anything to go by, he's like a young version of Ronaldhino (without the horses teeth).
d11gunner
Top top news! hes a class act!
jim_the_gooner
you was correct d11gunner. All hail Fran he is ours and will be great if he develops as quick as Cesc did. Could be in the first team before the end of the season hopefully. Lets hope we get that Assulin Gai (barca) and Nacer Barazite (basically done deal) next. The europaglobal football academy is in full swing.
protocal
Just pinched this off a ManUSA website "instead of torres, another striker who could come to united is fran merida. now this fellow plays in the barca youth team and although hes damn young. lemme tell u hes nothing short of brilliant. ive been seeing videos on the net. and hes got all the assets needed, skill and pace and finishing and hes strong too, decent in the air....... mebbe united shud try n get him." Wonder if they'll still rave about him when he's banging goals in at Old Trafford. Ferguson, your too old, let go, it's over.
d11gunner
Fran Merida is a Defensive Midfielder who likes to get foward and has the ability to play long raking balls and bang in long shots on either foot. He controls play and rarely loses the ball. He can also tackle very well and was captain of the Barce youth team to my knowledge.
protocal
nice to hear about merida! apart from him, anymore new arrivals? The trialist from Ghana? Maybe.
kukayagunner
I bow to your knowledge protocal, however from all the videos I have seen of merida he looks nothing like a defensive midfielder.
Ashburton Gooner
well thats jus something i read about him on another arsenal forum, which was sent in from a local in Barcelona. I don't really kno if its true but ipressumed it was. But u can never trust the internet. He is a midfielder, i don't think he's a striker.
protocal
Barca see (or seen!!) him as a central midfielder who can play right sided if required. But at 16 years old I'm sure wenger could mould him into a goalkeeper if he tried hard enough. I've a mate who apparently watched him play for there youths at 15 and he said his range of passing was extrordinary. we still need hard tacklers though. Merida's one for the future and the Ghanian hasn't been named in either squad. I still have my fingers crossed for Gallas.
d11gunner
sad...you need a stupid article to make you feel better about losing the CL final.....nimrods
barcafan2006
I hope wenger can develop him into a Gilberto type player but still with all his attributes, like skill, passing, shooting and hopefully tackling, then we can try and sign that Nuri Sahin as our attacking midfielder or Right sided midfielder as this kid is awesome. Plays for dortmund completely fantastic..
protocal
Oh you're not bitter are you??? I'm over the CL final now and ready for the new season......with Fran Merida & Cesc Fabregas. Cheers for the free world class players :)
Rocky7
well barcefan, your team won fair and square and i was not bitter. But had we have 11 men your team would've lost as our team have pace and technique all over the pitch whereas ur team although possibly the greatest at the mo, lack speed in the defensive areas e.g. van bronkhurst and oleguer, even belleti would've been exposed had we have eleven men. Hopefully we draw u at some stage in the competition again, possibly semis and it will be proven.
protocal
you idoits every barca fan at the game wanted the goal to stand, so you would need to come out and attack not go for a boring result then we would have killed you 3-0
barcafan2006
rocky you knob you can have all the players you want but we have the titles, take eto and wed still beat you we are in a differnt class, your so proud of your new stadium but it is half the size of ours, and with chelseas money in your league you will never win a major cup again
barcafan2006
does the 2006 bit mean you've been supporting barcelona since 2006? ;) Wouldn't be bitter that Henry picked to stay at arsenal then go to barcelona?.... About time this deal got sorted and confirmed, been dragging on since last summer! Looks a great prospect, another gem that Wenger can shape and form! Would be a shame if he got wasted at barcelona like Fabregas was. Be Intresting to see how his development goes if as quick as Fabregas. Lets send a thank you card to barcelona, now if only they could get a good young defender we would be set :p
Johnaldiniho
Yeah our new stadium is half the size but then considering how you think barca are such a big club you fail to sell out for all but about 2 matches in your season. Whats the point of having a 98000 seater stadium & only 50000 fans attending? Also how proud you must be of barcelona, the only time you beat english opposition is when they have 10 men on the pitch. Everytime its 11 v 11 barca fail to win.
Ashburton Gooner
barcafan, it was the gunners that took the most highly rated spanish youngster in years to the CL final not you lot. Give it a few years and we might even take Merida there too. Your big, old, delapidated stadium obviously wasn't enough to keep the 2 boys. Maybe it's because your captain is a he/she and they we're worried about the after match showers.
d11gunner
barcefan every team has its time its urs at the mo in spain, but watch out for real madrid they're comin back 4 ya. Barce need i remind u went through a barren spell, once at the top and started to flop. Its jus the natural way of football. Then u acquired Ronaldinho and then things started to happen. Real Madrid are jus coming out of depression and will rise once again. Chelsea are the team at the mo in england, but i have no doubt Arsenal can dominate again. Our team has great pace in every department and that will scare a lot of teams. As well as that we have great technique and teamwork is improving all the time. I think it is our year this year, but that remains to be seen as Chelsea do have formidabble squad. But football is a funny game. Ne way ur stupid if u fail to realise good things don't last forever. Jus enjoy barce's success while u can, coz madrid aren't to far, athletico madrid too got a good squad now wiv sergio aguerro. I feel sorry for Barce and their racist fans lol.
protocal
well in for mr wenger i see why any young talented player would want to be under his guidance
mish
ashurton funny how that isnt the name of your stadium its actually emirates lets not forget you are the only so called top club in english football that would sell out to arabs, and obvoiusly you dont know what your on about as we sell out every game, the empty seats you see are the ones on the black market or season ticket holders that dont turn up. dont forget this scum that you havent got a thing on us we are better than you in every way whinnig about lehman getting sent off, its not our fault your keeper is a spastic, we would have preferred the goal to stand because of teams who attack us suit our game not boring boring teams like yourself who got thru the last 6 games by scoring 3 goals. as for henry we are not bitter that he didnt join, just surprsed about his hissy fit infront of 20 milliion viewers...i guess that sums up arsenal whining fools, yeah hopefully madrid wil give us more competition this year when reyes signs for them.
barcafan2006
barcefan u can keep talking rubbish against 11 men u would've lost. When we had 11 men we were on top of ur team. I can't be bothered to explain again to u as seem to not understand. We jus have to hope we get u this year in the CL. I hope so then it will be proven only now we have a better squad. Obviously ur squad will have improved with dos santos if he gets a game, i'm sure he will, but because the english league is far more superior to the spanish league tactically, due to mourinho. Ne way lets jus wait and see wat happens, i'm sure you'll be suprised.
protocal
I see Bentner, Muamba and Larrson have now gone on loan to Birmingham and Stokes is meant to head to Sunderland soon. . I'd have liked to see Bentner stick around. He's extremely highly rated behide in scenes at arsenal. Our youth ranks are bursting with talent now. Thanks barcafan2006 for your clubs contributions!!
d11gunner
oi d11gunner jus on youtube and looked at this vid about some wonderkid at besiktas. He is gonna be a good player i bet. His name is Muhammed and he's 10 yrs old. Turkish Ronaldinho they say. AW should have his scouts keep an eye on him. The vid is called Wonder Kid Besiktas. Ave a look if u haven't already.
protocal
barcafan,u r acting like a little kid on a forum fr ARSENAL fans.Put a sock in it.You are embarrasing yourself.
Mikec
You weren't wrong protocal. another star for the future there. I wouldn;t be surprised if wengers well aware of him already. I think he moniters youtube!!
d11gunner
racist are we barcafan??? something against arabs??? anyway i think it is common concensus that we had you guys up until lehmann was sent off. hope we meet this year then all this will be sorted
mish
racist...your an english club who refuses to buy english players, whats worse refuse to speak english in the dressing room, no wonder campbell and cole wanted out......walcott by the way the most expensive mascott ever. protocal your a bad loser with that 11 men cr..ap shut up and stop moaning you lost and you blame everyone but the idiot in goal who should take full responsiblity.
barcafan2006
barcafan2006- what a sad pathetic w****r you are. Barca dont ever sell out their stadium unless they are playing real madrid & even then its only the madrid fans & I doubt 30 to 40000 seats are on the black market. As your life is so sad that you need to invade arsenal sites I suggest you use all that anger to go hang yourself so we dont have to listen to anymore of your c**p. Congratulations on being the biggest d***head ever to appear on this site though.
Ashburton Gooner
AG - I have to stop you there, calling BF2006 the biggest dickhead ever to appear on this site is well out of order. That accolade goes to WSV, BF2006 is the second biggest :P
Rocky7
R7- fair point. Maybe we should put it to the test & have a poll on it.
Ashburton Gooner
Go to you tube and type in his name,than you'll see what the kids got!!
merz
Thierry Henry... the player ronaldinho wishs he could be :D
Johnaldiniho
barcas fans buzz off ********s thank god that your offside first goal you would have lost so no need to show off fags
soma
You just lost another player barca
kenyanrudeboy2
Best of all, he supplies the missing first half of Fabregas' first name. Hope he lets him have it. Protocal: Unilingual Turk phenom, perfect for Club L'arse. As for Merida: 'Course he'll be in the first team. He'll have to, soon as the injuries from Zagreb opener get assessed, he 'll be running full 90 til Xmas.
greatwhitenorf
this is awsome news, i wonder how long we have accually had him as a player, i belive that he will be the perfect player for us in the future and also this season, another grate find by the mighty AW
Walcott
screw barcafan2006 and his xenophobic ass! sad lil' *****er. nou camp sells out every game- BULL****. Trying to lie to us that 30-40000 seats are for season ticket holders who cant make it or are black market tickets!! da nou camp is an old piece of ***** unlike our state of the art stadium with HD screens!! barca can only dream in a stadium like ours. lets see if he's still talkin ***** next season when real become a soccer team again. barcafan can go screw himself and worship that buck-tooth ugly player they call ronaldinho
Gunner_Lover
Good news - Merida was instrumental in a 4-0 victory for an Arsenal XI against Boreham wood this evening.
Rocky7
Yeah sounded like he had a blinding debut, its a shame we can't watch it or so. Center of midfield is looking really strong with him 16, Fabregas 19, and Diaby 19, min of 15 years worth of top class talent :D the futures now oldman!
Johnaldiniho
You keep tellin' him off, GL! Maybe they'll award the CL title to Club L'Arse for debating points.
greatwhitenorf
if u read this barcefan2006 merida is a great player. We will do him proud for your team to show what a great youth system you have lol. Now we just need to get another one of your players i think his name is assulin gai. Similar to messi apparently. Thanx a bunch lol.
protocal
guess what news just in arsenal are sh..it...your so *****ed off 2-1 2-1 yeah that was the score in 2006 incase your asking you bunch of knobs and the only reason im on this web site is to ***** you of you french roger cu,..nts speak english you****s ps spurs are more attractive then youll ever be, rocky7 are you named after that idiot that died...hahaha
barcafan2006
listen mate u must be the saddest barce fan there is. I kno barce fans and none of them are like u. Ne way Arsenal aren't s**te, we are far from that. U will see in the upcoming season. I think u should watch us and admire football the way its meant to be played. Total football. U need to get a life mate...
protocal
barcafan2006 i think that after your last comment you should take the hint and #### off
DB10
 

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