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Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 23rd, 2013, 6:33 pm
by UKVampire
With the announcement today that Roma have flown in to complete the €8m deal for Gervinho it pushes another player closer to the exit, which for us can only be a good thing.

I know we have all been frustrated with Arsenal's transfers so far this Summer we have seen a few high earning players leave:-

Andre Santos, Sébastien Squillaci, Vito Mannone, & Andrey Arshavin

Which I would imagine will have shaved £200,000pw (£10m a year) off our wage bill

Gervinho is on a reported £70,000 pw which would shave another £3.5 million off our wage bill.

Now it may just be me however Arsenal have done what is necessary in getting rid of the above players and potentially Gervinho, however it does now put the club in a position that signings have to be ready to come in because I do not think for a second that we dont have players ready to fill the gaps we need.

Also with Gervinho sale would mean we have an extra £6 million added to our transfer budget if we require it. I wouldn't be surprised to see the transfer of Bernard this week aswell as completing the sale of Hannibal the Cannibal.

What do you guys think?

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 23rd, 2013, 6:51 pm
by The GFP
from here on the site viewtopic.php?f=82&t=1237

all the players that have gone and just like you say a lot of money has been saved £295,000 a week ish + the £ £60,000 a week Gervinho is on (again reportedly) thats £350,000 a week/£1,400,000 a month/£16,800,000 a year saved plus add to that win bonuses & position bonuses thats best part of £17m/18m

Out - £2.15m *Saved £295,000 a week on wages
Vito Mannone (G) to Sunderland - £2.0m (Was on £30,000)
Kyle Ebecilio (M) to Twente Enschede (Holland) - £150k (Was on £1,000)
Reice Charles-Cook (G) to Bury Town - Free (Was on £1,000)
Martin Angha (D) to 1.FC Nürnberg (Germany) - Free (Was on £1,000)
Elton Monteiro (D) to Club Brugge (Belgium) - Free (Was on £1,000)
Jernade Meade (D) to Swansea City - Free (Was on £1,000)
Sébastien Squillaci (D) to Bastia (France) - Free (Was on £60,000)
André Santos (D) to Flamengo (Brazil) - Free (Was on £60,000)
Denilson (M) to São Paulo (Brazil) - Free (Was on £50,000)
Craig Eastmond (M) to Colchester Utd - Free (Was on £1,000)
Jordan Wynter (M) to Bristol City - Free (Was on £1,000)
Sanchez Watt (M) to Colchester Utd - Free (Was on £1,000)
Andrey Arshavin (F) to Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia) - Free (Was on £80,000)
James Shea (G) - Released (Was on £1,000)
Sead Hajrovic (D) - Released (Was on £1,000)
Samir Bihmoutine (D) - Released (Was on £1,000)
Conor Henderson (M) - Released (Was on £1,000)
Josh Rees (M) - Released (Was on £1,000)
Nigel Neita (F) - Released (Was on £1,000)
Philip Roberts (F) - Released (Was on £1,000)

Bernard is a great kid and would be under £5m but if you saw the Confederations Cup you will have seen he only came on near the end and got a HUGE response from the home crowd

ANother thing to remember is the tax we pay of the sales of inc Gervinho £8m ish would be maybe 20%?

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 23rd, 2013, 7:22 pm
by UKVampire
Exactly I don't know how the saving in wages etc will effect the transfer budget because any signings will have to come from that point but it does mean as you say we are almost £300k pw better off I don't know what Suarez wages would be but I guess about £120k pw if he signs.

Not sure about Bernards wages but I don't imagine it would be above £60k

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 23rd, 2013, 7:40 pm
by The GFP
Id say put £150k aside for Suarez and Bernard is not ready for the prem but if he comes id say £20k a week as the old payment system has been scrapped by then upstairs so no longer will average players be on top wages

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 23rd, 2013, 7:42 pm
by UKVampire
I just can't believe that we've let Higuain slip through our fingers, yes it may have taken him time to adjust to the premiership but Suarez is out for the first 6 games anyway and we're not confirmed that we will sign him yet

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 24th, 2013, 5:56 pm
by Goonerdave65
As for Suarez it wouldn't surprise me if Real Madrid don't come in for him and blow us out of the water now they have nearly sold Higuain to Napoli. And as for Rooney is he really worth 250k a week?

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 24th, 2013, 6:02 pm
by The GFP
Dave, whats your twitter name?


Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 26th, 2013, 1:23 pm
by Goonerdave65
@GoonerDave1965 mate :)

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 26th, 2013, 2:09 pm
by The GFP
good job, added you to the Inns twitter list

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 26th, 2013, 2:17 pm
by Goonerdave65
Many thanks. I see you live in Earith. i played footie against them a few years ago :)

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 26th, 2013, 5:35 pm
by The GFP
no, godmanchester

our team are doing very well

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: July 26th, 2013, 6:55 pm
by Goonerdave65
Yes i know Godmanchester they are doing well. Got a nice little ground there

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: August 2nd, 2013, 5:10 pm
by UKVampire
So it looks like Gervinho has gone and Chamakh is off to Crystal Palace on loan

Surely it is now time to bring players in as we would now be able to afford to Suarez £150k pw with out any difficulties and still be better off by about £7m a year.

I honestly do believe that Wenger would not be getting rid of these players if he didn't have players lined up to come in because this is our current squad :-


Wojciech Szczęsny
Łukasz Fabiański


Laurent Koscielny
Bacary Sagna
Per Mertesacker
Thomas Vermaelen
Carl Jenkinson
Nacho Monreal
Kieran Gibbs


Tomáš Rosický
Mikel Arteta
Jack Wilshere
Aaron Ramsey
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Santi Cazorla
Abou Diaby
Emmanuel Frimpong


Lukas Podolski
Olivier Giroud
Theo Walcott
Yaya Sanogo
Park Chu-Young
Nicklas Bendtner

Thats 23 players out of the 25 man squad which can be announced and these players would still would not have to be included in the full team list for the For the 2013/14 campaign Under-21 players will have been born on or after 1 January 1992

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Yaya Sanogo
Carl Jenkinson
Jack Wilshere

So to me it makes sense that we are going to make signings because we could bring in 6 players and still meet the requirements for the 25 man team.

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: August 9th, 2013, 11:35 pm
by UKVampire
Now add Chamakh to this list who is going to be confirmed as Crystal Palace so thats another £60,000 a week or £3.1 million a year saved in wages

What i've heard is that it is an initial 1 year contract and not infact a loan.

So that would be AT LEAST £17m saved in wages. Also We've gained another £8 million for Gervinho sale and whatever (if anything) we get for Chamakh.

Yet..... still nothing in terms of players in and only a week till we kick off the new season.

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: August 20th, 2013, 7:19 pm
by pwned
I'm not surprised Arsenal haven't signed anyone. Same shit, different summer.

Re: Signings Imminent???

PostPosted: August 23rd, 2013, 2:45 pm
by The GFP
fuck me you are still alive

thought you had been abducted by aliens