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Fran Merida Is An Arsenal Player

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, 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.

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

Date:Friday August 4 2006
Time: 12:00PM


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
04/08/2006 12:09:00
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).
04/08/2006 12:09:00
Top top news! hes a class act!
04/08/2006 12:22:00
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.
04/08/2006 12:26:00
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.
04/08/2006 12:30:00
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.
04/08/2006 12:38:00
nice to hear about merida! apart from him, anymore new arrivals? The trialist from Ghana? Maybe.
04/08/2006 12:39:00
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
04/08/2006 12:41:00
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.
04/08/2006 12:45:00
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.
04/08/2006 12:53:00
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