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Reyes Doesn't Want Madrid Stay

Jose Antonio Reyes has decided that he can't handle it in Madrid or London.

Don't worry, he's not coming back to Arsenal.

Reyes moved to Arsenal in 2004, causing quite a stir when he arrived. He cost a record fee (reported to be around £15Miillion), he scored an own goal in his first few weeks that helped put Arsenal out of the Carling Cup, he then went on to score a brace at Highbury to put Chelsea out of the FA Cup.

After a great start to the following season, scoring 11 in as many games, his form took an almightly dip, a dip which he never recovered from.

In the summer of '06 he denied wanting out, even after being fooled into thinking he was talking to the Real Madrid president when he admitted that he wanted to leave London. He was later seen in a photo posing with a real Madrid shirt. He STILL denied wanting out.

It finally ended on the last day of the transfer window when he packed his bags and moved to Real Madrid on loan. He then admitted that he never liked London because it was too cold (boo hoo).

Since he moved to Madrid he has said several times that he will never play for Arsenal again, claiming that Real Madrid are his dream club. Well guess what, Anelka Mk II has changed his mind again.

He now pines for his former club Sevilla, and is praying he can return in the summer.

Speaking to a Spanish newspaper Reyes' agent said: 'Our objective is for a move to Seville.

'At the moment, it's not an option - but it's something we hope to sort out.'

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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 15 2007

Time: 4:41PM

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reyes we dont want you here!!! go back to sevilla!!!
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15/03/2007 17:01:00

it's really sad that this bloke couldn't become a player at our club. he's got such great ability, it's a shame to see what has become of him now. i wouldn't really mind seeing him come back, cuz i'm sure he'll be out to prove himself and that can only bring out all his talent and ability. just hope it works out if he does come back..
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15/03/2007 17:01:00

I think your attacking option is too congested although not everyone is as clinical as Henry or van Persie. Reyes is certainly not a very reliable forward. On the other hand, I think he performed quite well for Madrid until the arrival of Capello. To be fair, no one performs well under Capello. Hence I am indifferent whether Reyes is coming back or not
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15/03/2007 17:11:00

agreed joe_@** all the creative fast players a madrid have been alienated by capello who opts for 99% italian defensive play with the occasional long ball...i think reyes may be one of these 'sod's' who cant handle not being in the sun - his form drops every winter and recovers as the temperature increases - we should wish him well whatever he does
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15/03/2007 17:21:00

i usually support AW's policy of not splashing the cash because of disasters like this one, but this summer we need a big new face.
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15/03/2007 17:43:00

definately agree gunner kid, we need a big face. im also expecting some people to move around this summer too. who do u think will be leaving us this summer?
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15/03/2007 18:26:00

Headline: Wenger charged over liar outburst. Excerpt: The FA later insisted that the linesman had simply reported that Adebayor had been behaving aggressively and asked Wenger to explain the remarks apparently questioning the official's integrity. WTF??? First the linesman said Ade punched Lampard. Then he said Ade aimed a punch at Lampard. Now he claimed he simply stated that Ade behaved aggressively? Tell me what he said is a not lie
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15/03/2007 18:37:00

I think it would be best for Arsenal and for Baptista if 'the Beast' and his world renound first touch set up shop in Spain once again. As for Ljungberg, i wish that i could say that I'm behind him 100% until he finds form once again; but the man is giving next to no sign of hope. In an injury ridden team that is in major need of maturity to help it build; how much faith and responsibility can we trust to give to old Freddie. Big new face?: Indeed. Maybe even a hell of an ugly one in Ribery.
Phantom of the Grove
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15/03/2007 19:01:00

Don't tell me you did not expect AW to be charged by those hypocrites from the FA? It has touchline ban + hefty fine written all over it. There is something rotten in the house of the FA.
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15/03/2007 19:04:00

As for Reyes, he seems to be a small club player. I guess it is his native Sevilla, where the only pressure is from his mother to fold his clothes perhaps. Characters like him make me vomit, you have your chance on the big stage and you **** it up, because you are weak, a quitter.
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15/03/2007 19:08:00

Why a big face? Why not just a good one?
Little Dutch
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15/03/2007 20:07:00

G4L Seville is at second only to Barcelona on the Spanish Primera at only by goal difference....they also won the Uefa cup last year so they are not the small team you think they are. But i hope they can atleast pay 8 million for him.
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15/03/2007 23:15:00

On principle he shouldn't come back, though he would be useful too Arsenal as he posses a thread out the wing. I guess we have Walcott and Eboue on the right I think. If he developed him Cliche and Henry would dominate the left flank like Pires, Cole and Henry............................................................................. At least he never did an Ashley cole and act like a right ****** when he left.
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15/03/2007 23:34:00

ahops 101, i think that Aliadiere is a definite to leave. he deserves a chance to play first team somewhere else and i wish him luck, and i dont believe Baptista stays. that leaves us only 4 strikers on roster and theo really doesn't count as a reg stirker, his time is later. and as we learned these last few seasons we need depth up front. Only aliadiere and baptista leaves. who do u think we bring in?
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16/03/2007 01:33:00

I liked Reyes ability and talent, but he pretty much burned his bridges with arsenal as soon as he went to madrid on loan. so his heart wont be in it, even if he came back. we dont need players like that for arsenal.
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16/03/2007 07:34:00

I dont thnk we need ne1 ( besides a new keeper ) ...! our team is perfect in full strenght...clichy(lb), gallas, toure(cb),eboue(rb).....hleb(LM),Fabregas, gilberto (cm) rosicky(Rm) plus we got diaby, flamini,denilon....and we got henry,van persie plus adeybator and walcott !! ..... all u guys saying we need a new good playa in our team PLZ temme who shld we sell...! cos our midfeildis already packed with quality... n our defence is strong...! next season if our midfeild scores more goals and if we defend set peices we can win da EPL...
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16/03/2007 08:48:00

Does Lampard have more goals than your entire midfield combined?
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16/03/2007 10:07:00

I think reyes will be come back to aresenal bcuz wat he has done in spain wont xactly attract buyers will it ? Ne way i believe he shud be given one more chance only if he feels like it....all this would hav toughened him up and i believe he jus might come gud...arsene will hav a big hand to play in it
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16/03/2007 10:08:00

optimistic karley. I can't see that happening though. AB, Sevilla are doing good in the last couple of years but comparing them to Arsenal or Real Madrid is a bit premature. I really like their style of play and their ability to find outstanding talent and replace their departing stars (Baptista, Reyes, Sergio Ramos). They still are considerably 'smaller' than AFC or Madrid.
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16/03/2007 11:26:00

xactly it will be an insult to them if they were to buy him back .somebody hu left them.neway they hav navas and the other hus name i jus cant remeber. Im all for him havin one more season i think he'll really determined to prove himself and so jus mite make the cut.. i think we shud hav a poll ion vital....wat say rocky
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16/03/2007 11:43:00

you surely meant Dani Alves, the kid you can't remember ;) I think I can predict the outcome of the poll: 5% yes 95% no.
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16/03/2007 11:45:00

lol g4l....but still shudnt he be given a second cheance he still very young..and u know how youngsters are..he has such ability if hr can get over his "problems" i think he'll be the goal scoring midfeilder we need remebr the first few games of the season after the unbeaten one.... its true for all of us we all make mistakes and deserve a second chance.i think we gunners know better and neway he never did a cashley and he did deny that he wanted to leave only those t*ats from the madrid paper confused him.he'll never make it to sevilla with alves and navas there atleast not into the 1st team so i think its tim we gunner gave him a secnd chance.i think we cann see a little bit of ourselves in reyes....
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16/03/2007 11:52:00

I think Reyes has burnt his bridges here, he never got on with the players anyway and I don't think he played well last season. Popel are just searching for solutions wherever they can find them, Reyes did not add enough to our team and was nowhere near consistent enough.
Little Dutch
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16/03/2007 12:36:00

I seriously think wat changed it all was te aragones incident.i was jus watchin the matches bfore that incident and reyes and henry seemed to share a lot of understandin .but as LD say i think he has burnt bridges but i thinkit is worth mending them cuz i think dometimes in life u'll need a second chance
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16/03/2007 13:32:00

Wat say LD y dont u pen an article always lookin forward to reading ur views........and am i the only one advocating a come back for reyes?
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16/03/2007 13:33:00

Yes karley you are actually the only one who wants him to come hae to relise thet he just does noit like it here at Arsenal so getting him back is not an option. G4L i never compared them to Real or Arsenal...but i wouldn't say it is that much of a step back especially if they usually sell out the 45000 stadium in addition to the fact that he could be going back to a team that could possibly be La Liga champions plus obtain CL football.
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16/03/2007 16:04:00

You are right karley, the Aragones thing did see a hige split, incredibly obvious that TH resented him for it, I agree with TH, Reyes should have made it clear to Aragones that that's not on. Similarly, TH shouldn't have taken the row onto the pitch, which I think he clearly did. If you remember, a week previous Vieira and Lauren had a hige barney after the Rosenborg game, emphasising the Franco-Spanish split that started to appear (Ralph was raised in Spain and was good friends with Almunia and Reyes). It's perhaps no coincidence that Vieira, Pires, Cygan, Lauren and Reyes are all now gone.
Little Dutch
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16/03/2007 16:41:00

Ld thats true i think thats that for reyes....i seriously hav a feeling etoo is gonna come to arsenal.......with the wenger connection and henry, hu etoo is supposed to be gud frnds with we jus mite break the bank on this, plus buffon said he wanted to come to london, so i really xpect a big signing this summer.wat do u guys think?
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16/03/2007 18:03:00

reyes, ali, the beast, and i hate to say freddie all are heading for the exit. i think lehmann will stay around 1 more year but i feel almunia will probably leave. which means we'll get a keeper (celtic lad or the CSKA lad), a winger (ribery) and thats about it. were set in the strikers department
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16/03/2007 19:44:00

karley, get on to the forum, man. we've been discussing this for the past few weeks :). I for one, doubt Eto'o will come to arsenal. the reasons you speak of is true, but not enough IMO to sign him permanently. And Arsrnal has been linked to so many GKs, its not funny anymore. I have no clue who we're going to sign there next season.
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16/03/2007 21:10:00

The only way we can get Eto'o is if TH goes in the other direction. We only have a net spend of 12m every summer for the next four years, I think Freddie will go, but at 30 we're unlikely to get a huge sum. Methinks a few unknowns might come in this summer. I don't see Ribery happening, maybe I'm wrong.
Little Dutch
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17/03/2007 12:45:00

Wat about nuri sahin...worth the bet.i think we'll sign yaya toure....Prits i hav been meanin to get on to the forum but since i am new here dont quite know where exactly to go to......
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17/03/2007 15:09:00

Its looking like we will buy baptista but he's awful. if we need super class players lets buy them but thers no point hampering youth with average players like baptista.
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17/03/2007 17:45:00

karley - there is an option on the top of this page 'club forums' (2nd from left). from there, it should be smooth sailing. if not, then let us know.
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17/03/2007 18:43:00

thanx prits
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17/03/2007 19:10:00

Quality player, just didn't work out for him would still take a chance on the lad though.
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18/03/2007 11:15:00


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