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The Professor Wants Big Names!

Much has been made about potential replacements for Thierry Henry since his departure on Monday.

The latest player touted to replace Titi is Nigerian Chinedu Ogbuke. A young, talented striker who is currently plying his trade in Norway.

Vital Arsenal member 'Professor Calculus' says he will not be satisfied with the youngsters arrival at The Grove:

Sorry, this player (Chinedu Ogbuke) does not excite me or interest me, he may be a good player but we already have good players in his position.

Surely the whole point of signing someone now, is to bring in some experience and edge which the team just lack. We don't lack quality or pace, we lack an edge and a genuine buzz, we need a signing to energize the team from day one. Let the team know that we are a draw for the best players in the world.

I'm not a believer in signing big names for the sake of it, but right now Arsenal need a player who meets the requirements on the pitch and excites the fans off the pitch, if you look at the players we have lost over the past few years (captains no less) then it shows a depressing pattern setting in, Arsenal are not attracting big names, then what's worse, once Wenger has turned unknowns into big names they jump ship because Arsenal isn't big enough for them.

I know that there is a credible argument suggesting that the big players we have lost have all past their sell by date, but I am becoming bored with exciting possible targets always ending up at other teams. I will reserve judgement until we know who Wenger is signing, but if Arsenal end up signing this Edu player I will be completely underwhelmed, and I will know why Dein was so eager to raise some transfer funds.

No Ribery, no Torres, no Tevez, no Henry. All going or have gone to clubs which are not better or bigger than Arsenal, and Arsenal fans pay for one of the most expensive tickets in world football to watch a team built on the cheap. This pattern has to end this season, other people are of course welcome to disagree, but I am one fan who craves a big name signing, someone to generate a genuine buzz around the club, I think Arsenal fans are well overdue this.

Article submitted by Prfessor Calulus.

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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 27 2007

Time: 5:35PM


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