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Bargains From The Chelsea Bucket

Arsene Wenger acted a little out of character following Arsenal's 2-0 defeat of Newcastle in the Carling Cup on Tuesday, as he revealed the cost of one of his players.

The Gunner's transfer dealings are very rarely made public, and when they are it's usually because the club buying or selling have to release the figure to the stock exchange, however Arsene Wenger has made the unprecedented step of revealing the price of Arsenal new boy, Lassana Diarra.

Diarra made his full debut at Ashburton Grove on Tuesday night, and, according to some, proved to be quite the catch.

When the Frenchman signed for the Gunners, many newspapers and Chelsea sites were quoting the transfer price as £5M+, but AW proved once again that he is the shrewdest manager in the business.

In a statement that seemed to be Le Boss rubbing the Chelsea noses in it a little bit, Wenger said to the Daily Star, 'We got him and I must say it was for a lot less than the number in the papers - just £2million.'

Diarra is the second Chelsea player to come to Arsenal in a matter of 12 months after Arsenal swapped Ashley Cole for Willam Gallas and a boat load of cash (which WAS more than the papers were suggesting if my source it to be believed)



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday September 27 2007
Time: 11:20AM

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Seems Arsene is enjoying extracting full value for Chelsea's involvement in enticing Cole away.
Amos.
27/09/2007 11:33:00
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And taking great satisfaction in it also. What a bargain.
Rocky7
27/09/2007 11:42:00
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Who needs Cashley Cole? We have the new all improved model called Gael Clichy, and he's not demanding 90 grand a week. Diarra is the new improved Makelele and he only cost us 2 million.
Wyn Mills
27/09/2007 11:46:00
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IM very surprised to see we let him go for so little, 2M for a player of his standard is cheap! fair play to wenger, the guy knows how to get a good deal!! even if it does pain me to admit it!! lol
SMOKIEJACK
27/09/2007 11:52:00
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Jack - I don't think Chelsea had much bargaining power on this one, I guess it was better to get something than nothing.
Rocky7
27/09/2007 11:55:00
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He is rubbing salt into an already dead sea like wound.
Ozi Gooner
27/09/2007 12:10:00
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2M was a fair deal, considering he had only 1 year left. But it was highly uncharacteristic of Wenger to give out such details. When I first read it, I couldnt believe it until I saw the press conference. Looks like Wenger was just having a little fun at the media, coz he made one more comment on how Arsenal was listening to the media regarding the finishing.
prits
27/09/2007 12:21:00
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Wenger's actually done this once before, a few years ago at a press conference he revealed that he got Henry for £5m, not the £11m that was reported. Fair to say we got a good deal there as well.
Little Dutch
27/09/2007 12:33:00
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That was a clear shot at Chelsea...Hill-Wood went a step further calling Chelsea's claim to be the biggest club in the world by 2014 "bull****". But after what's gone on in the last couple weeks, it's not hard for Arsenal to be a little bullish at the moment, not to mention chuckling at the gang from West London. Wonder how Cashley's enjoying it these days.
Shinobi
27/09/2007 12:35:00
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Well after the game he played against Newcastle for 2 million he was a bargain to say the least...look at the tackle on martins which then lead to the second goal...pure class.
AB_Arsenal
27/09/2007 13:15:00
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