free hit counter
An unofficial blog from the creators of www.whoateallthepies.tv
Arsenal Pies

Will Arsenal surprise us with a transfer deadline signing?


August 31st. Transfer deadline day. With Arsenal having safely qualified for the group stages of the Champions League, there’s just a chance that Arsene Wenger might just dip into the kitty to bring a new face into the dressing room.

The guaranteed millions that the Champions League brings the club perhaps will loosen the purse strings a little. Even David Dein’s Red & White announcement yesterday, might help by prompting the board into some last minute prodding of Le Boss to deliver some good news to the supporters.

Wenger has stated time and again over the past couple of weeks that he’s not in the transfer market at the moment, so we only have a few hours to wait to see if he’s a man of his word, or whether he’s had an ace up his sleeve all this time.

My guess is that we won’t sign anyone. Arsene Wenger is a huge believer in preparation and I believe if he did have a specific target in mind, then that player would have joined the Gunners in the pre-season alongside other new boys Bacary Sagna and Eduardo. Mind you, last season's deadline day saw the departure of Cashley Cole and the arrival of skipper William Gallas...

But Arsene believes that you cannot bring in too many new faces, as that could upset the balance of the team, so I think this could be a frustrating day for us Gooners as we watch other clubs secure last minute buys to bolster their squads.

On the flip side, Wenger has also stated that he would only sign “super super players” and the one thing the looming transfer window does is unsettle certain players, who, perhaps, would relish the opportunity of playing for a team that has qualified for 10 back-to-back Champions League campaigns.

Whether Wenger would want such a player who is ready to jump ship so easily, is another question.

Nonetheless, the newspapers are still linking us with a number of names on deadline day. Those players include Fenerbahce midfielder Stephen Appiah, Brazilian prodigy Neymar and Man City’s Micah Richards, among others.

Of course, we are also still waiting on the biggest signing of the summer - Arsene himself. Earlier this summer Wenger hinted that he would make a decision on his future by the end of August. Then last week, Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood said we could expect news within a week or so. But all Le Boss has said recently when asked is that there will be an announcement “soon” and that he would come out with a statement when he is ready. Could soon be today?

What do you think? Will you be disappointed if we don’t sign anyone before the transfer window closes? Which positions do you think Arsenal need better coverage for? Or is the present crop of players good enough to challenge for the Premier League title and Champions League glory? Share your views using our comments section below

Came straight to this page? Visit www.arsenalpies.tv for all the latest news.

If you’ve enjoyed feasting on Arsenal Pies then you’ll love whoateallthepies.tv, the best source of football news, views and gossip in the blogosphere!

Posted by Gordon Masson on August 31, 2007 10:30 AM in News| Players| Transfers
| Comments (0) | digg this | del.icio.us this | Stumble It!

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://shinymedia.headshift.com/cgi-bin/mtshiny/mt-tb.fcgi/52620

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Will Arsenal surprise us with a transfer deadline signing?:

Comments

Post a comment







Shiny Latest

Shiny Tech Shiny Fashion Shiny Lifestyle Shiny Sport Shiny Games
Subscribe to my feed, Tech Digest Tech Digest
  1. Korea/Japan Week: Mobile users "hate" video telephony
  2. Korea/Japan Week: 10 cool things from Samsung's Anycall Studio store
  3. Korea/Japan Week: Kim Jong-Il boasts he's an 'internet expert'
  4. Shiny Video Review: neovo FotoViso digital photo frame
Subscribe to my feed, Catwalk Queen  Catwalk Queen
  1. Katherine Hamnett cuts ties with Tesco
  2. Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney S/S '08
  3. Solea shoes outfit
  4. Wallis introduces new 'Curves' range for Autumn
Subscribe to my feed, Hippyshopper  Hippyshopper
  1. Rocky recycled cinema chair: the seat that's seen it all
  2. 'Never mind the pollocks' with No Catch sustainable cod fish fingers!
  3. PETA calls for Britney Spears to be recognised as an unfit mother to her dogs as well as her children
  4. Energy-saving lightbulbs a possible health hazard to those with poor eyesight
Subscribe to my feed, Who Ate All The Pies Who ate all the Pies
  1. Horror Hair: Stephen Ireland
  2. VOTE: Who is the world's best player 'in the hole'?
  3. Club Pies post of the day: 10 reasons why Frank Lampard is about to join Inter Milan
  4. Luis Fabiano and Dioga on how not to fight
Subscribe to my feed, PSPSPS  PSPSPS
  1. The Club new modes revealed
  2. Team Fortress 2 - Meet the Demoman
  3. PS3 IPTV has a roll out date at last!
  4. Top 10: Of the last gen
Subscribe to my feed, Shiny Shiny Shiny Shiny
  1. Goodmans HD ready LCD TV and DVD: the snappily titled GTVL19W17HVFW
  2. The R2D2 Webcam brings Star Wars style to your PC
  3. Miss England made to appear "thick" and "tarty" on MySpace. Wrongly.
  4. Win! Win! Win! Samsung F210 and Girls Aloud tickets, courtesy of Phones4U
Subscribe to my feed, Shoewawa  Shoewawa
  1. Solea chartreuse sandals reduced at Kurt Geiger
  2. Cupid's boogie sneaker will have you dancing around
  3. Prada-style socks from Tabio and Pantherella
  4. Play the Shoe Stylist Results - Miu Miu Spectator pumps
Subscribe to my feed, Corrie Blog  Corrie Blog
  1. Is Rosie a chip off the old block?
  2. William Roache on This Morning
  3. The unforgettable Cilla Battersby-Brown
  4. Susie Amy to be Carla Connor's love rival
Subscribe to my feed, Chelsea Pies  Chelsea Pies
  1. Chelsea Handler tries out Chelsea's new Israeli military Krav Maga fitness regime
  2. The 10 reasons why Frank Lampard is about to join Inter Milan
  3. The world's hottest Chelsea: "Number 2, Miss Chelsea Handler"
  4. Could Frank Rijkaard's daughter be the key to Chelsea landing Ronaldinho?
Subscribe to my feed, XBoxer  XBoxer
  1. HDMI equipped Premium Xbox 360 Halo 3 bundle due for Christmas?
  2. Gotham 4 demo out today, featuring two tracks - the Nurburgring and Macau
  3. John Woo presents: Stranglehold video review
  4. Advergaming to infect Xbox Live
Subscribe to my feed, Techscape  Techscape
  1. ShoZu to support geotagging for Flickr, YouTube and others
  2. 3GSM 2007: Clicmobile on why mobile social networking is going niche
  3. 3 finally brings social networking into X-Series
  4. Nokia to enter mobile advertising market with Nokia Ad Service
Subscribe to my feed, Kiss and Makeup  Kiss and Makeup
  1. The 'Bring Sephora back to the UK' Petition Update!
  2. How to stop hair wilting in heat, by Demi Moore's hairdresser Tara Smith
  3. Salon Review: Fordham White, Soho, London
  4. Competition: Spark something with Impulse and win a health spa trip for two!
Subscribe to my feed, Available For Panto  Available for Panto
  1. Gethin Jones on Strictly Come Dancing
  2. Tabloid Round up: Rhyd's worried, Dannii's best, and Kenny's magic
  3. X Factor to launch scent
  4. Dragon's Den back for fifth series
Subscribe to my feed, ManunitedPies  Man United Pies
  1. Danny Simpson buzzing after league debut
  2. VOTE: Who is Manchester United's greatest ever No. 7?
  3. Louis Saha injured on international duty again – how long can we keep waiting for him?
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo earns a place in the FIFPro World X1
Subscribe to my feed, Wii Wii  Wii Wii
  1. test
  2. Why Nintendo should buy Twitter to integrate with Wii
  3. On the Virtual Console today:
  4. WiiWare: Original downloadable games on Wii
Subscribe to my feed, HDTV UK  HDTV UK
  1. Denon SMART S-302 Wi-Fi DVD home entertainment system
  2. Neighbours to go high-def as Aussie soap gets a revamp
  3. No Spielberg on HD DVD, it's official
  4. FastMac intro 2x speed Blu-ray writer for Mac
Subscribe to my feed, The Bag Lady  The Bag Lady
  1. Rice and Beans Vintage raffia bag
  2. WIN an authentic cashmere and silk pashmina from Pashmina international
  3. The Leather Sling from Karen Millen is very desirable
  4. Prada-style socks from Tabio and Pantherella
Subscribe to my feed, Crafty Crafty  Crafty Crafty
  1. The amazing 'Uno' crochet dress
  2. Recycled cardboard 'Chiquita' chandelier
  3. Free Crafty Crafty Pattern: Jolly Roger skull and crossbone potholder or placemat
  4. How to: Make a papier mache skull
Subscribe to my feed, Liverpool Pies  Liverpool Pies
  1. John Toshack is worried about Rafa
  2. Xabi Alonso fit in time for Everton? Please let it be true...
  3. The editor of Liverpool Pies is ill and would like your sympathy
  4. LFC stars in commercials #8: Kenny Dalglish is a fan of BT
Subscribe to my feed, Games Digest  Game Digest
  1. Korea/Japan Week: Mobile users "hate" video telephony
  2. Korea/Japan Week: 10 cool things from Samsung's Anycall Studio store
  3. Korea/Japan Week: Kim Jong-Il boasts he's an 'internet expert'
  4. Shiny Video Review: neovo FotoViso digital photo frame
Subscribe to my feed, iPhonic  iPhonic
  1. iPhone firmware 1.1.1 hacked
  2. iPhone coming to Canada, at a price
  3. Apple may offer limited third-party applications for iPhone
  4. Apple release new US iPhone ads
Subscribe to my feed, Bridalwave  Bridalwave
  1. Wedding Book of the Week: Do You Know Your Groom/Bride
  2. Wedding Podcast Network to host live chat with wedding planner Samantha Goldberg
  3. Something old, something new favours at A Wedding Less Ordinary
  4. Be a pearly queen with Roselle Pearls
Subscribe to my feed, LostWeekend  Lost Weekend
  1. Australian Fans Hold Rugby World Cup Semi-Final Tickets to Ransom
  2. Zimbabwean Government Fails at Democracy So Has a Go at Tourism
  3. Guidebook Lauds Great-Gastronomical-British Cuisine
  4. Mutiny Aboard the Ozbus Express on Inaugral Journey
Subscribe to my feed, SpursPies  Spurs Pies
  1. Damien Comolli says "There is no reason to worry!" - PANIC!!
  2. Martin Jol looks to Europe - but let's hope he's not staring at Amsterdam and Ajax
  3. Top 5 last minute goals conceded by Spurs
  4. UEFA Cup Home and Away games - can Spurs fans be any more unlucky?
UK Resistence
  1. Korea/Japan Week: Mobile users "hate" video telephony
  2. Korea/Japan Week: 10 cool things from Samsung's Anycall Studio store
  3. Korea/Japan Week: Kim Jong-Il boasts he's an 'internet expert'
  4. Shiny Video Review: neovo FotoViso digital photo frame