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    Don't forget that Sir Alex also signed three Asians; two did reasonably well (Kagawa and Ji-Sung), one was bonkers (Fang Zhuo), but all for the purpose of raising United's profile in the Far East. But the two that did reasonably well were both signed from continental Europe rather than directly from the Asian club which was the case with Mr Dong, so I guess Asano is going down that same route with us
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    ^Tinpot mentality
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    My big concern now is Wenger won't buy another striker! If he thinks Giroud is good enough then he seriously needs to go. We don't play Villa and Iceland every week - let's not forget this guy's three month goal drought from January to April so easily.

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    people always claim that asian players are brought for financial reasons..*

    Whilst I think it probably plays a small factor into it.. If arsenal really wanted to sign a player for pure asian reasons, they would get a chinese player. Serriously, *instant millions of new fans - they treat basketball and football playes who play for major clubs as national heros over here. Buy wang from china, play him in a few cup games = open up a few arsenal shops in major chinese cities = profit.*
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns;66253483[b)
    ]people always claim that asian players are brought for financial reasons..*[/b]

    Whilst I think it probably plays a small factor into it.. If arsenal really wanted to sign a player for pure asian reasons, they would get a chinese player. Serriously, *instant millions of new fans - they treat basketball and football playes who play for major clubs as national heros over here. Buy wang from china, play him in a few cup games = open up a few arsenal shops in major chinese cities = profit.*
    It's plainly obvious that it is just racism.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    It's plainly obvious that it is just racism.
    Yeah, and?
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    The last Japanese teenager you bought was touted as the new Messi and ended up on loan at Bolton

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    I shall assume this is trolling


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    (Original post by Dirtybit)
    szezcny
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    I remember being excited that we'd finally spend money on star players, or at least 1 star player each season.Wenger's last signings have been awful btw


    • Asano - Awful, don't care
    • Xhaka - Jury's out
    • Elneny - Jury's out
    • Cech - Right place/time
    • Welbeck - Awful
    • Chambers - Awful
    • Ospina - Awful
    • Debuchy - Awful
    • Sanchez - Right place/time
    • Ozil - Right place/time


    0 faith we're signing anyone good this season when Xhaka has already cost more than £30m. Bring on 4th place.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    at least 1 star player each season.
    Ozil, Sanchez, Cech, Xhaka?

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    (Original post by sr90)
    Ozil, Sanchez, Cech, Xhaka?

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    Xhaka is not a star signing in the caliber of the other 3. Cech hardly counts either considering his age and price.
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    I think in terms of realistic striker targets we should have a punt on one of the following:

    Mario Gomez
    Pelle
    Berahinho
    Bojan
    Jay Rodriguez

    At worst they'll just provide depth, when Giroud goes missing for 4 months, at best they could chip in with 20 goals a season.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Xhaka is not a star signing in the caliber of the other 3. Cech hardly counts either considering his age and price.
    33 isn't old for a keeper. It's like buying a 28 year old striker.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    33 isn't old for a keeper. It's like buying a 28 year old striker.
    But we basically spent nothing that window
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    But we basically spent nothing that window
    You said 1 key player a year

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    What about all these rumors about Arsenal paying £34 Million for Lacazette?
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    (Original post by Playmaker#10)
    What about all these rumors about Arsenal paying £34 Million for Lacazette?
    Not too sure about him tbh, in his last season he got, what 21 goals? Considering how **** the French league is, he should be getting more.

    He did have a good season last season or the one before, where he got 27 goals but I think 9 or 10 of them were penalties if I remember correctly. He hasn't been scoring many goals from open play.. Giroud got like 20 for Montpellier before he signed for us.

    Having said that, literally anyone who's a slight improvement to Giroud will do

    Really want Morata tbh
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    Also wouldn't mind Lukaku tbh, with the current strikers available
 
 
 
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