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Tristan's Unwanted Opinions On Unwanted Players

Tristan's Unwanted Opinions On Unwanted Players

Arsenal news recently had been about as existent as a coherent plotine in Transformers 2 but finally, after what seems like an age, we have some news: Emmanuel Adebayor is reportedly 'in talks' with Man City.

The big Togolese has been expressing interest in leaving for quite a while and it seems his leaving looks as inevitable as Michael Owen breaking both of his legs, shattering his pelvis and becoming injured for 4 years after getting blown over by a mild gust of wind within first few weeks of his signing for Man United.

He had been linked with AC Milan and I'm sure we'd all have rather him leave for a different league but it looks like City are more likely to match his wage demands. On the plus side, they are the side who paid £12.5 million for Wayne Bridge and actual money for Craig Bellamy thus they will probably value Ade at around £8 billion and half of Switzerland meaning good times for us.

Should he leave however, it will leave us with an incredibly flimsy strike force, with our forwards being more injury prone than a group of BMXing pensioners in a broken glass factory or Michael Owen on a particularly gusty day.

So here's hoping that Arséne brings in a new injury-immune wonder striker, preferably one who is covered in a large protective ball at all times a la Bubbleboy. However said bubble may hamper his footballing ability somewhat/completely but it's a price we may have to pay in order to field a fully fit front line each week.

That is all for now,


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Writer:Tristan's Unwanted Opinions
Date:Tuesday July 14 2009
Time: 12:49AM


I disagree about the injury prone strike force comment. Yes Robin can still be injury prone, but Eduardo and Bendtner are not. Eduardo had one bad injury and then had trouble coming back from a year out, which is understandable. Nik has never had many injuries that I can think of. So I think we would be more than fine with van Persie, Eduardo, Bendtner, Walcott, Vela, and Arshavin if needed.
14/07/2009 01:21:00
I disagree GK, I think it would be foolish to rely on Eduardo (and Rosicky for that matter) to be healthy for most if not all of our games this year. Sure, there's a good chance he will be fine, but then again there's just as good a chance he'll be like Michael Owen. However, I thought that Wenger said that if we well a striker then we'll buy one (or something to that effect). In all honestly, I have a good feeling about RVP and the bunch this season, whether we add a striker or not.
14/07/2009 01:39:00
I think you're oversimplifying it. The odds aren't 50/50. Take Eduardo and Rosicky for example. The chance of Eduardo staying fit after a proper preseason is much higher than Rosicky's chance. The fact is Eduardo was rushed back when he probably should have participated in training and reserve games for several more weeks. Time may prove me wrong, but I think Eduardo will take the league by surprise next season. His fitness may be off, but you can't take away his intelligence and technique. His volley against Cardiff is proof of that. Like Andy Gray famously said about a Bergkamp goal, 'Form is temporary, Class is permanent'.
14/07/2009 02:58:00
undoubtedly that is true regarding skill and technique, i suppose my main point is that it would be detrimental to go into the next season assuming Eduardo will be healthy for all the season. He very well could be, but he is coming off a particularly brutal injury. That said, we would still have a good enough attack without him, so buying someone isn't that necessary
14/07/2009 05:35:00
Would not be surprised if he ditched his Beyonce dream and settled for Venus Williams. Also, expecting a coherent plotline from a Michael Bay film is like expecting Adebayor to be onside, not gonna happen
Ozi Gooner
14/07/2009 06:31:00
Think we are ok for strikers. RVP will do the bulk of the work up top with Nik and Eddy taking shifts with him. If push comes to shove, we can play Arshavin higher up to accomodate Tomas. Let's use the money from Ade to get a real CM who can tackle, pass and shoot. Bye bye Adebarndoor. Thanks for 4 seasons, 2 decent goals and 9,387 missed chances.
Cockney Rich
14/07/2009 08:31:00
Can't see why City would want to buy him when they've already got Roque Santa Cruz. Anyway, if it does happen, hope we use the money to buy Eto...
14/07/2009 09:22:00
City have Santa Cruz, AND Tevez, why the balls would they buy Ade? I can't see it happening. Although there were reports for him going for 70mil!! I mean, i be happy with 30 for him. But i have to agree with GunnerKid. We are fine in the forward the line. The most constructive thing we could do would be to buy a DM, as we all know. Think about Attacking Midfield/Forwards we have, Cesc, Arshavin, RVP, Wallcott, Eduardo, Rosicky, Vela, Nasri and too an extend Bedtner (yes i am one of those Bedtner haters) ....but thats 9 players to take up 5/6 posistions depending on what Wenger decides to play. I'd honestly like to see a new right back aswell, maybe one that can cross?
14/07/2009 10:37:00
The £70m is inclusive of his ridiculous wages for 5 years apparently. We would still only get around £20-£25m if reports are to believed. How you can pay £17m for Santa Cruz and only £20m for Ade is rather perplexing... we should hold out for at least £30m.
14/07/2009 10:55:00
A new RB? Walcott and Vela ahead of Bentner? You're dreaming FuiKaka
Ozi Gooner
14/07/2009 11:04:00
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