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Time For Jose To Go

I was not one of the people who has been calling for the head of Jose Antonio Reyes over the past couple of years, but after the events of recents weeks, it's time for him to go.

It's a real shame that things haven't worked out for the little Spaniard because I really believe he has the talent, pace and desire to succeed in one of the top leagues in the world, however it has now become clear that the league in question will not be ours.

I'm certain we will miss Reyes although some will not agree, however his assist rate will go someway to proving me right.

Right from the begining things didn't go Jose's way, making his debut on a rainy Wednesday night in Middlesbrough he didn't look exactly happy as the heavens opened and he scored an own goal in the 2nd leg of a Carling Cup semi final.

Reyes' struggle to adapt to life in England is no secret, infact Jose has come out on many occasions and stated so himself, but the player has promised to continue to do his utmost in an Arsenal shirt to bring honours to the club. Everyone in the world has felt homesick at some point but for him to commit himself to the club whilst suffering the discomfort of missing his homeland was a an act that commanded respect amongst the Highbury faithful and even made him a firm favorite in some quarters.

However he has now over stepped the mark and has disrespected the club that tried to announce him on the world stage, the way he has prostituted himself to Real Madrid is nothing more than a disgrace, the situation has developed from a homesick player wanting to return to his country of birth to Reyes practically tapping himself up, so to speak.

Manu Adebayor has summed up the situation well in a statement to the Sun,

'The most important thing in life is family, I understand tha, but he is an Arsenal player and should not be talking about other teams.

'Maybe he should just go so we can all move on.'

'Jose looks happy in training, he laughs and jokes and gets on well with the other players.

'But I think his family don't like England and that's why he wants to leave. Maybe his family have put pressure on him but in that case he should go because we don't need unhappy players bringing down our spirit.'

I think Arsene Wenger is aware of the situation, infact he was aware of it long before it came into the public eye, the fact he left Reyes out of the 3-0 in Zagreb shows that he is willing to sell, the only question remaining is for how much?

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 16 2006

Time: 9:28PM

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i have said it before and i will say it again. If he has to leave, sell him to Real Madrid for Robinho and maybe a bit of cash too.
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16/08/2006 22:07:00

moving on!!!
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16/08/2006 22:16:00

Nice idea ArsenalRob, but I doubt very much that RM would let that player go. Anthing between 14-17 million will be good business.
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16/08/2006 22:21:00

Having the same "want away" problems we are, eh?
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16/08/2006 22:56:00

I don't think we will be able to get Robinho but maybe we could get some money plus julio baptista.
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16/08/2006 23:04:00

apparently the deal is still not done because real only offer 8 mil & nothing else mates...
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16/08/2006 23:12:00

as long as those fleecers are made to pay the asking price. THEY want to sign him, WE don't necessarily want to sell, he's contracted til 2011. What's more, I don't want one of their cast-offs - baptista prefers spain, let him stay there, i don't want this fat lummox. if we were only good enough for him to use as a vehicle for engineering a move to real last summer, than **** him, and he can sit on the bench and suck his own fat one.
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16/08/2006 23:58:00

You guys make me laugh, here is a guy who openly wants to leave Arsenal, forget about why for a second and imagine the damage he can do to the rest of the squad. You can forget about top dollar and wanting RM players, take what you can now, in 3 months time when he is not playing, moaning and putting in 50% at training he will will be worth a hell of a lot less and the team morale will be down.
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17/08/2006 02:01:00

i never liked reyes he cheats he dives he does'nt score many but we cant sell him in 8 mil we can keep him another season but if real make a good offer like the beast and money then that is a great deal let him go great guuners never leave :D
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17/08/2006 05:10:00

I'm just disappointed that JAR has bought this situation on so late in the summer. I think we should keep him until January and scout a replacement in the meantime. I wouldn't mind Robinho, but I'm sure AW will pluck some young upstart from obscurity and turn him into a world beater. TeddyLyon, you support a club that saw fit to pay £8m for Dean Richards. That makes me laugh, a lot.
Little Dutch
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17/08/2006 09:57:00

Robinho will be great if he comes on a swap deal but wenger wants baptista
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17/08/2006 10:41:00

i think that reyes has to go now as much as i dont want to se him go it is ovious that he wants to leave, if you had a dream move to a club would you turn it down? i dont think you would, as much as he has done for us i think that this time to go has come, he looks as though he dont want to play for us anymore, and at the end of the day it is his decesion, well reals and arsenal but if he wants and is determind to go then let him if he dont he will alway not play at full potential and drag our game down, as much as it hurts to say hes going to be goe by the end of the summer transfer window
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17/08/2006 14:49:00

i feel ur pain walcott, he needs to go sooner rather than later so we can reinforce our team wit some top quality recruitments. wenger wants straight cash thats why the deal is deadlocked, real aren't willing to pay 15m. they wanna throw in baptista but we refuse.. jus hurry up and reach a comprimise...
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17/08/2006 15:52:00

He should go because he does not want to stay, the same as Ashley Cole, If a player wants to go he has not got the commitment he should have, you will be better off without them both.....good players but no loyalty...
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18/08/2006 05:21:00


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