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Carrick Would Have Joined Arsenal

Carrick Would Have Joined Arsenal

Man Utd's Michael Carrick has admitted that he only joined Spurs because he proposed move to Arsenal fell through.

Carrick singed for Spurs from West Ham to use the second club of North London as a stepping stone to the big time after the move he wanted to Arsenal fell through when Patrick Vieira decided to stay.

It has often been rumoured that Wenger was close to signing Carrick but this is the first time the player has spoekn about it publically.

Speaking the Manchester United magazine, the player said, 'There was interest from Arsenal before I joined Spurs,'

'Vieira was meant to be leaving but at the time it didn't work out.'

'That is the way football goes. Sometimes it takes you down paths you don't expect.'

So cheers Paddy, no only did we miss out on 12 Million quid that we would have made on your sale to Real Madrid, but we missed the opportunity of a life time to fleece Man Utd out of £18.6million for an overrated player.

That's football eh!

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

Date:Friday September 8 2006
Time: 11:23AM


better than Baptista
08/09/2006 12:11:00
Nah Baptista is loads better, he may not have pace, but he has skill and obviously power.
08/09/2006 12:18:00
obviously he would of joined arsenal instead of spurs! duh!
08/09/2006 12:25:00
Carrick is a great passer of a ball, but the boy can't tackle to save his life. He would only be cover for Fabregas.
08/09/2006 12:33:00
Yeah, if we'd have signed him it might have stunted Cesc's development. Good player, but if he's worth £18.6m I'm a Dutchman. (Which I'm not, despite the log in name).
Little Dutch
08/09/2006 12:50:00
Shame, would've loved to have seen him with us. Tho it's good of him now to have told all the Spurts****s that he wanted to join us rather than them haha
08/09/2006 12:55:00
Indeed LD thank god we didnt buy him, fabregas is twice the player he is. And once again shows the scum tracking any player we do, and taking our rejects. And like smokin said of course he wanted to come here, poor guy probbaly wanted to win something. unlike spurs fans think, 5th place in one season in a decade of mediocrity doesnt make the team world beaters.
08/09/2006 12:56:00
we may not be brilliant, but were on the way up. you? down down down. no realy, city are a good team. lol
jol ie good
08/09/2006 12:58:00
********* fabregas is twice the player, what does fabregas do carrick doesnt? except get bullied.
08/09/2006 12:58:00
help win us a fa cup and get us to cl final ? two things you havent achived in a very long time and wont. what has carrick helped you achieve ? 10 man everton are good as well, and bolton. Your mediocre at best, did better last season cos you only had 40 games. Desperation buy of mido cos you realised you were rubbish and paniced. The proof is in the history, weve won loads, youve won nothing, and at the end of the day i cant be bothered to state it because your not even an arsenal rival.
08/09/2006 13:05:00
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