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What is it with long drawn out transfer sagas this summer?

With all the movement you'd expect this summer to be one of the most exciting off-seasons in the history of Arsenal Football Club.

But in actual fact the deals so far have become long-winded monotonous affairs, non more-so than the signing of Samir Nasri.

The will he / won't he, chuckle brothers 'to me, to you' style of this transfer has bored and frustrated many Gooners, but a statement released on his personal website on Monday meant the deal was finally done.

But the gun had been jumped.

The article in question was removed from the site, a statement issued saying Nasri wasn't quite an Arsenal player ..... and we were back to playing the waiting game.

Now the Marseille president, Pape Diouf has informed us that he only intends to drag the transfer out for a little while longer.

'After much negotiations with him and his representatives, we have reached an agreement which will see Samir join Arsenal,' he revealed. 'Samir was very concretely approached by Arsenal, a club which was also sent to us.'

'So there are steps to be taken which are to establish a definitive agreement between the two clubs. It is not yet done even if verbally, agreements have been completed.'

Good, the sooner this is over the soon I can go back alphabetising my dvds.




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 25 2008

Time: 10:23AM

Your Comments

Seems like Marseille and their chairman are behaving like total planks!!!
MrArsenal
Seems like Marseille and their chairman are behaving like total planks!!!
MrArsenal
It seems Nasri will make a perfect replacement for Hleb especially in terms of long drawn out sagas!
gooner303
It seems Nasri will make a perfect replacement for Hleb especially in terms of long drawn out sagas!
gooner303
the worst thing is its only the 25th of june. We still have 9 weeks of transfer rumours left
paul_ownz
the worst thing is its only the 25th of june. We still have 9 weeks of transfer rumours left
paul_ownz
Thanks for that Paul ..... I was just starting to feel better too!!
Rocky7
Thanks for that Paul ..... I was just starting to feel better too!!
Rocky7
i wish it would finalise already. damn his agent!!!
supersof
i wish it would finalise already. damn his agent!!!
supersof
Would it make you feel better if i said 67 days left Rocky?
paul_ownz
Would it make you feel better if i said 67 days left Rocky?
paul_ownz
i think he'll be better for us than Hleb: He's just as tricky, fast and slippery, but has got better finishing and penetration. He should make us less frustrating. and he's younger!
afri-gooner
i think he'll be better for us than Hleb: He's just as tricky, fast and slippery, but has got better finishing and penetration. He should make us less frustrating. and he's younger!
afri-gooner
i,ve just had a flick through the online tabloids and WOWEEEEEE..... It appears that Kroenke is joining the Arsenal board and must be thinking of bringing with him one hellova money pot for the supposed transfers we're involved with. There IS money, there ISNT money.... Wenger WILL spend, Wenger WONT spend. hahaha its a laugh a minute with the press. If ALL the rumours were true we'd be looking at something like a 40 strong squad of the best players in Europe come the start of the season...... I cant wait :-)
KBGoon
i,ve just had a flick through the online tabloids and WOWEEEEEE..... It appears that Kroenke is joining the Arsenal board and must be thinking of bringing with him one hellova money pot for the supposed transfers we're involved with. There IS money, there ISNT money.... Wenger WILL spend, Wenger WONT spend. hahaha its a laugh a minute with the press. If ALL the rumours were true we'd be looking at something like a 40 strong squad of the best players in Europe come the start of the season...... I cant wait :-)
KBGoon
Oh Nasri can actually cross to, and he actually looks to shoot. You know I liked Hleb, but that useless dribbling going nowhere. We got an upgrade here.
zenchris
Oh Nasri can actually cross to, and he actually looks to shoot. You know I liked Hleb, but that useless dribbling going nowhere. We got an upgrade here.
zenchris
This is going on forever, I'd rather nobody knew about this and the transfer just came out of the blue to surprise us.
stukazufuss
This is going on forever, I'd rather nobody knew about this and the transfer just came out of the blue to surprise us.
stukazufuss
I really think this drawn out delay is due to Marseille's petty, bureaucratic sense of self-image and desire to control things their way, not so much Nasri's agent.
jaelle
I really think this drawn out delay is due to Marseille's petty, bureaucratic sense of self-image and desire to control things their way, not so much Nasri's agent.
jaelle
..the fee had not even been agreed until yesterday! ;/
ajwb
..the fee had not even been agreed until yesterday! ;/
ajwb
It would be nice if this transfer can be confirmed and it looks like we wont wait for long.
prits
It would be nice if this transfer can be confirmed and it looks like we wont wait for long.
prits
Seems that to keep their fans happy they want to get a replacement on board so the Nasri sale wont hurt so much. That replacement seems to be Hatem Ben Arfa. As soon as he is signed the Nasri deal will become official.......i hope!!!
MrArsenal
Seems that to keep their fans happy they want to get a replacement on board so the Nasri sale wont hurt so much. That replacement seems to be Hatem Ben Arfa. As soon as he is signed the Nasri deal will become official.......i hope!!!
MrArsenal
If Jaelle what you said about Marseille is the sole hold-up, I'm hoping this means we're going to announce Nasri real soon: http://www.teamtalk.com/football/story/0,16368,1766_3735231,00.html
Lou the Gunneress
If Jaelle what you said about Marseille is the sole hold-up, I'm hoping this means we're going to announce Nasri real soon: http://www.teamtalk.com/football/story/0,16368,1766_3735231,00.html
Lou the Gunneress
Thanks for that link, Lou--and more importantly, that announcement is now on Marseille's official website: http://www.om.net/fr/home/0/Accueil - so the Ben Arfa transfer is finally official. I do expect an official announcement about Nasri now....if there's still a hold-up after this, then there is definitely something else going on.
jaelle
Thanks for that link, Lou--and more importantly, that announcement is now on Marseille's official website: http://www.om.net/fr/home/0/Accueil - so the Ben Arfa transfer is finally official. I do expect an official announcement about Nasri now....if there's still a hold-up after this, then there is definitely something else going on.
jaelle
Jaelle, i have some inside information. The Nasri deal is complete but Wenger wants to wait until he has signed Yaya Toure, Arashvin & Villa and unleash the fantastic 4 together.
paul_ownz
Jaelle, i have some inside information. The Nasri deal is complete but Wenger wants to wait until he has signed Yaya Toure, Arashvin & Villa and unleash the fantastic 4 together.
paul_ownz
Paul come on that's too good to be true! lol
Lou the Gunneress
Paul come on that's too good to be true! lol
Lou the Gunneress
That's really a FANTASTIC, FABULOUS, F**KING AWESOME 4!!! (And I'd forget all about our defensive problems if we signed them lol)
Lou the Gunneress
That's really a FANTASTIC, FABULOUS, F**KING AWESOME 4!!! (And I'd forget all about our defensive problems if we signed them lol)
Lou the Gunneress
All I say is that he better be worth it after all this!
Gooner_Vin
All I say is that he better be worth it after all this!
Gooner_Vin
Eric Gerets (who?) said on om.net (roughly translated) about Ben Arfa's arrival: "It is a very important transfer for the club. He has an important margin of progression like Samir Nasri. It must still progress but he is a player whom I rate highly." It's pretty obvious that they're trying to say they've secured a great replacement, just as good as Nasri. How soon, just how soon will arsenal.com make the announcement now?!?!
Lou the Gunneress
Eric Gerets (who?) said on om.net (roughly translated) about Ben Arfa's arrival: "It is a very important transfer for the club. He has an important margin of progression like Samir Nasri. It must still progress but he is a player whom I rate highly." It's pretty obvious that they're trying to say they've secured a great replacement, just as good as Nasri. How soon, just how soon will arsenal.com make the announcement now?!?!
Lou the Gunneress
Funny how when Marseille sign a player its done and dusted and announced ontheir website!!! Seems to me they are trying to mug us off, and I for one hope that in the very near future they have the misfortune to meet us in the Champions League and we can smash seven bells of *****e out of them!!!! :-)))
MrArsenal
Funny how when Marseille sign a player its done and dusted and announced ontheir website!!! Seems to me they are trying to mug us off, and I for one hope that in the very near future they have the misfortune to meet us in the Champions League and we can smash seven bells of *****e out of them!!!! :-)))
MrArsenal
Sorry Lou, i forgot to mention Ferdinand was also signing. He wants to play for a London team again because in Manchester they dont know what the word Merked means.
paul_ownz
Sorry Lou, i forgot to mention Ferdinand was also signing. He wants to play for a London team again because in Manchester they dont know what the word Merked means.
paul_ownz
Neither do Villa, Arshavin and Yaya lol
Lou the Gunneress
Neither do Villa, Arshavin and Yaya lol
Lou the Gunneress
OK this is it, La Provence says Nasri's doing this one last thing before leaving Marseille. He must be boarding the plane to London by now?! I know I'm annoying, but just in case some of us are interested lol. http://www.arsenalinsider.co.uk/arsenal-news/nasri-update-ben-arfa-deal-holds-up-transfer/ or here: http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2008/06/25/497976-Region-en-direct-La-Commanderie-Samir-Nasri-s-invite.php
Lou the Gunneress
OK this is it, La Provence says Nasri's doing this one last thing before leaving Marseille. He must be boarding the plane to London by now?! I know I'm annoying, but just in case some of us are interested lol. http://www.arsenalinsider.co.uk/arsenal-news/nasri-update-ben-arfa-deal-holds-up-transfer/ or here: http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2008/06/25/497976-Region-en-direct-La-Commanderie-Samir-Nasri-s-invite.php
Lou the Gunneress
As I thought we the Nasri deal seemed to have been "delayed" by O'M because they wanted to get their own player brought in before someone tried to hike the price up on another player (Arfa) because it would be public that they needed a replacement.
Rocky7
As I thought we the Nasri deal seemed to have been "delayed" by O'M because they wanted to get their own player brought in before someone tried to hike the price up on another player (Arfa) because it would be public that they needed a replacement.
Rocky7
By that logic we can sell Hleb the minute Nasri's plane touches down!
Lou the Gunneress
By that logic we can sell Hleb the minute Nasri's plane touches down!
Lou the Gunneress
Typical Wenger. With this Nasri signing, he has again pulled the wool over everones eyes. This one has really come in under the radar. As usual, the first you hear about our signings is when they are announced!!!!
Bradys Chips
Typical Wenger. With this Nasri signing, he has again pulled the wool over everones eyes. This one has really come in under the radar. As usual, the first you hear about our signings is when they are announced!!!!
Bradys Chips
Is that sarcasm Brady?! Whilst your description of a typical Wenger signing is correct, this has been anything but under the radar!!
Rocky7
Is that sarcasm Brady?! Whilst your description of a typical Wenger signing is correct, this has been anything but under the radar!!
Rocky7
Apparently The Ben Arfa deal has been put on hold until Lyon find a replacement....that being Aaron Lennon. The deal for Lennon is done but has not been anounced as Sp*rs need to tie up the loose ends on the deal for Kazim Richards who after starring in the euros according to general spud logic is now a better player than Christiano Ronaldo.
iceman10
*Im putting my dumb Arsenal fan hat on* BRADY YOU IDIOT!!!!! THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL ARSENAL SIGNING!!!! WE ARE RUBBISH!!!!!! WENGER THE **** SHOULD **** OFF BECAUSE HE IS A ****!!!!!
Goofle
Apparently The Ben Arfa deal has been put on hold until Lyon find a replacement....that being Aaron Lennon. The deal for Lennon is done but has not been anounced as Sp*rs need to tie up the loose ends on the deal for Kazim Richards who after starring in the euros according to general spud logic is now a better player than Christiano Ronaldo.
iceman10
*Im putting my dumb Arsenal fan hat on* BRADY YOU IDIOT!!!!! THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL ARSENAL SIGNING!!!! WE ARE RUBBISH!!!!!! WENGER THE **** SHOULD **** OFF BECAUSE HE IS A ****!!!!!
Goofle
what a weird merry-go-round: marseille get ben arfa, sell Nasri to us, who replaces barca-bound Hleb, to takes the place of Ronaldinho, who goes to Milan, who in turn... what a waste of time! No team really gains, only agents and lawyers!!
afri-gooner
what a weird merry-go-round: marseille get ben arfa, sell Nasri to us, who replaces barca-bound Hleb, to takes the place of Ronaldinho, who goes to Milan, who in turn... what a waste of time! No team really gains, only agents and lawyers!!
afri-gooner
exactly my thinking, iceman!
afri-gooner
exactly my thinking, iceman!
afri-gooner
Wow a transfer merry go round....they should do that. all the premiership, la liga and seria A teams draw lots to see who gets 1st pick, 2nd pick etc, Stick all the players on, spin it round, 1st players to fall off goes to the team with 1st pick and so on and so forth...any players who either get sick or s*@t themselves are automatically given to sp*rs.
iceman10
Wow a transfer merry go round....they should do that. all the premiership, la liga and seria A teams draw lots to see who gets 1st pick, 2nd pick etc, Stick all the players on, spin it round, 1st players to fall off goes to the team with 1st pick and so on and so forth...any players who either get sick or s*@t themselves are automatically given to sp*rs.
iceman10
? -> Ben Arfa to Marseille -> Nasri to Arsenal -> Hleb to Barca -> Deco to Chelsea -> Lampard to Inter -> oldies Figo/Vieira winding down?
Lou the Gunneress
? -> Ben Arfa to Marseille -> Nasri to Arsenal -> Hleb to Barca -> Deco to Chelsea -> Lampard to Inter -> oldies Figo/Vieira winding down?
Lou the Gunneress
Alot of you are getting frustrated by the length of time and complication with our transfers. To pur your minds at ease, i am willing to leave my team on a free transfer to join the rest of the team. I will not be greedy and will sign a 10 year contract at 2000 a week. In the contract will be a gurantee that i can never leave for another team.
paul_ownz
Alot of you are getting frustrated by the length of time and complication with our transfers. To pur your minds at ease, i am willing to leave my team on a free transfer to join the rest of the team. I will not be greedy and will sign a 10 year contract at 2000 a week. In the contract will be a gurantee that i can never leave for another team.
paul_ownz
Yes I also pledge my future to the Arsenal and would like to stay for the rest of my supporting career. Although not a season ticket holder and not even able to get onto the capped waiting list, I'm showing my commitment by extending the Arsenal TV Online subscription deal for another year which ties me with the club until 2009 for an undisclosed fee.
Lou the Gunneress
Yes I also pledge my future to the Arsenal and would like to stay for the rest of my supporting career. Although not a season ticket holder and not even able to get onto the capped waiting list, I'm showing my commitment by extending the Arsenal TV Online subscription deal for another year which ties me with the club until 2009 for an undisclosed fee.
Lou the Gunneress
Well at least the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bit will fit in well at his new surroundings.
YidEdy
Well at least the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bit will fit in well at his new surroundings.
YidEdy
And if rumours are true, you lot will fit in at your lower league surroundings at the MK Dons stadium!!!
Rocky7
And if rumours are true, you lot will fit in at your lower league surroundings at the MK Dons stadium!!!
Rocky7
Lou, if you get a red membership you will get tickets to every game. They have guranteed at least 1500 tickets will go to Red membership so. Red memebrship costs 20 pound a year, well worth it.
paul_ownz
Lou, if you get a red membership you will get tickets to every game. They have guranteed at least 1500 tickets will go to Red membership so. Red memebrship costs 20 pound a year, well worth it.
paul_ownz
Thanks Paul. My housemate who's a red member said you'd have to be really fast to snap up those red allocations. Anyway, if I'm staying in London (beyond graduation), I'll definitely get that one. Hence what I said. Oh yeah Rocky saw that one too - sharing ground with MK Dons?! They can ask and say "please" and see if West Ham would consider renting them their ground.
Lou the Gunneress
Thanks Paul. My housemate who's a red member said you'd have to be really fast to snap up those red allocations. Anyway, if I'm staying in London (beyond graduation), I'll definitely get that one. Hence what I said. Oh yeah Rocky saw that one too - sharing ground with MK Dons?! They can ask and say "please" and see if West Ham would consider renting them their ground.
Lou the Gunneress
Marseilles have signed Ben Arfa! Samir should be coming very very soon...
ArsenalRob
Marseilles have signed Ben Arfa! Samir should be coming very very soon...
ArsenalRob
Now Lyon are claiming the the Ben Arfa deal isn't done yet!!! ha ha this gets better!!!! :-(
MrArsenal
Now Lyon are claiming the the Ben Arfa deal isn't done yet!!! ha ha this gets better!!!! :-(
MrArsenal
Seems Arsene may have been trying to buy both Nasri AND Ben Arfa and OM were having none of that.
iceman10
Seems Arsene may have been trying to buy both Nasri AND Ben Arfa and OM were having none of that.
iceman10
Nasris is NO Hleb but I think he may get more goals a year than Hleb and thats all that matters right? Goals? So in that, if he's Hleb's replacement.....then GREAT BUY!
ForeverUnited
Nasris is NO Hleb but I think he may get more goals a year than Hleb and thats all that matters right? Goals? So in that, if he's Hleb's replacement.....then GREAT BUY!
ForeverUnited
Course its sarcasm Rocky7! Jasus, Its been the longest drawn out transfer I can remember.
Bradys Chips
Course its sarcasm Rocky7! Jasus, Its been the longest drawn out transfer I can remember.
Bradys Chips
they wont cornfirm until marsielle get ben arfa from lyon .
No1Yido
they wont cornfirm until marsielle get ben arfa from lyon .
No1Yido
WHERE IS SAMIR NASRI??????????????????????
MrArsenal
WHERE IS SAMIR NASRI??????????????????????
MrArsenal
 

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