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I Did Not Wait For Qualification For Transfers

I Did Not Wait For Qualification For Transfers

Arsene Wenger has denied the suggestions that he waited to do his summer transfer work until after Arsenal had secured Champions League qualification.

Speaking to Wenger explained that the deals just took longer to go through than originally expected.

'A lot of it was planned beforehand, it just took a lot longer than expected. It was nothing to do with the Champions League, because we would still have wanted to go for the league even if we weren't in the Champions League.'


'We are not the only ones who decide how long it takes to complete a transfer.'

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Writer:Arsenal Site Staff
Date:Wednesday October 12 2011
Time: 4:31PM


No we just waited until an incompetently late time to sell players we pretty much knew would be leaving. Giving us mere hours to make signings (and signings without medicals at that). We royally ballsed up this transfer window, for what ever reasons and issues I do not care, it was a huge steaming pile of cack and the club as a whole came out looking amateurish at best.
13/10/2011 10:42:00
LG - you don't know what you're talking about. Come at us with some facts and we can discuss, but 'Well, hat was a balls-up' is not fact, it's just your perception.
13/10/2011 11:40:00
13/10/2011 11:40:00
You don't half talk bo***cks sometimes. I never stated anywhere that it was fact, did I? Or is that something you imagined? The reasons or otherwise behind this summers errors are totally irrelevant, we STILL came out of this summer looking completely amateurish that is how it is (as more people than not who support all different types of clubs have told me the same thing, so other than calling me a liar, deal with it). Just how do you suggest I go about proving peoples perceptions of a club? Please tell me a tangible way and I will, happily. Until then engage brainbefor emaking impossible/unreasonable requests.
13/10/2011 12:43:00
Well you did, didn't you - a number of times. You didn't 'think' or 'suspect' or 'reckon' that things were a shambles. No, you stated categorically "waited until an incompetently late time", "We royally ballsed up this transfer window", "it was a huge steaming pile of cack" and so on. Presented as facts. Even now, saying there WERE errors, as if that's fact - what errors? Never called you a liar; never called you anything, as a matter of fact (note the correct use of the word). never suggested you change people's perceptions if the club either. You're making yourself sound a little silly.
13/10/2011 14:36:00
*of the club
13/10/2011 14:37:00
LG is merely stating his opinion and echoing the perceptions of others outside of the club. Personally, I hope that what happened during the transfer window was not planned that way! I don’t think anyone can really say that it couldn’t have been better than it was. I liked the signings but the gelling period that we are currently undergoing should have taken place in the pre-season friendlies and not as the season starts particularly in view of our opening fixtures.
Sir Henry
13/10/2011 15:00:00
It was/is widely regarded as a balls up. If you think it was planned to be like that (dear god I hope it wasn't) and all went smoothly then you sir are showing a huge level of ignorance and naivety. I don't have to, or need to prove anything, I can see the results of it with my own eyes and the fact we made 75% of our new seasons signings 3 weeks after the season started is enough evidence for me. If you are happy for the club to operate that way then you will find you are in the minority. My opinion still stands unless you can show me the deadline day was planned to the letter and went smoothly? Point is you can't and you asked me the same thing from a different perspective, which I also can't. I can only go on what we have seen and that has been rank amateur management of this summer, at best. if you happen to think me voicing my opinions is stupid then that says far more about you than it does me.....but I usually find that picking a point with someone (you don't know) can be started better than "You don't know what you're talking about" when clearly that person has over a period of time demonstrated a reasonable knowledge of all things football. It tends not to garner any form of respect in a response.
13/10/2011 15:41:00
LG, unless you work for Arsenal and were involved in the transfer dealings, giving you intimate knowledge of what went on, you don't know what you're talking about. I wouldn't usually start a post/conversation/row(!) with such an aggressive line, but I get tired of reading comments from people who talk with such certainty about things which they can't possibly be certain about (unless employed by the club, or something similar).
13/10/2011 16:13:00
I can say with complete certainty that this summer did NOT go to plan for Arsenal.
13/10/2011 16:22:00
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