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Written by Mean Lean on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:59

The transfer deadline is here and football fans up and down the country are in a frenzy. I just had Sky Sports News on and it is quite hilariously over hyped.


"WAIT, NEWS COMING IN THAT WEST HAM ARE TALKING TO BARNSLEY'S RICARDO VAZ TE!!!"

If Sky Sports News could let us know that they were speaking with the caps lock on then they would. Many a Gooner would have convinced themselves that Arsenal would not be doing any business today but that doesn't seem to be the case.

We might not be lining up Carlos Tevez or *ahem* Andy Carroll right about now but there seems to be some sort of movement in and out of the club.

Firstly we have signed 19 year old Thomas Eisfeld from Borussia Dortmund, as this blog has gone up pretty late, I do not need to go into the details as I am sure you have read them elsewhere, probably more than once as well.

What I have been able to do though, is find some footage that seems to be in shortage right now. I have put it together albeit rather shoddily but time was not on my side. As there isn't anything else about that is easy to find, I thought you starving transfer feeders might appreciate this.

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From the very little that I have seen in the video's, he looks like a one touch player with good vision. A creative midfielder who already has a picture of players around him before he gets it and that is a good sign.

You have to remember the is playing at reserve level against other German reserves so he is not likely to be dropped in against AC Milan in the San Siro and produce a master class.

It is likely that he will go through the usual young foreign import path at Arsenal and find himself learning in the reserves and training with better players and it is down to how quickly he develops, improves and adjusts before we see him in the first team set up which I would guess, would be next season at the earliest but I could be wrong.

Ryo Miyaichi has gone on loan to Bolton and that is great. Great because he gets a chance to play first team football, hopefully and also because we get the chance to watch him develop just as Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge did under Owen Coyle. We can give Ryo a lift up to Bolton when we travel tomorrow. Save his petrol or train fare.

I guess the biggest news of the day so far is that according to the not so reliable Sky Sports, Andrey Arshavin is in preliminary talks with Anzhi Makhachkala, I didn't even have to look that up (yeah right)

I think I am right in saying that the Russian deadline doesn't end today so a deal wouldn't have to be done by closing time in England.

So what to make of this? Firstly, I think it would be a wise move for Arshavin and for Arsenal. Neither party are really benefiting from this situation, he has lost form and would be unlikely to reach his best in England. However, if he is to leave then the last memory of Arshavin at Arsenal would be our supporters booing him when his name was read out against Aston Villa. That for me is just awful and very sad.

I do not want to get into the whole booing debate again but if that was his last game for the club then it would have been nice to have departed on nicer terms and not under that negativity.

The next question I guess has to be, if Arshavin is sold then will we replace him this January? Or will we rely on what we have until the summer?

I suspect that this isn't quite the end of the transfer window for Arsenal. We shall see.

Anyway, plenty of things to do so will return tomorrow with a pre Bolton blog.

Comments (50)

  • tobechukwu
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    chambalean can do the job.....hn!
  • foodcritic  - lol
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    Taken from a 1.2 MP camera ?
  • Hakan Berk Bulut  - haha
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    this video taken from calculator
  • DUNNO
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    if arshavin goes hazard wil be a good replacement
  • MAC N CHEESE
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    I do hope signing this Eisfeld guy doesn't kill the hope of signing of Goetze.
  • Dom  - Russian transfer window
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    The russians can register players for a further 3 weeks.
  • Jones  - Replaced!
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    I have a feeling Fabregas has been more than replaced,summarily.
  • arsene-al  - hahaha
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    hahahahahahaha taken from a calculator haha
  • jlhn
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    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: 8) 8) 8) 8)
  • Robin Van Ox
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    Arshavin doesnt need to be replaced there is enough players to fill that role
  • Robin Van Ox
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    :D
  • Anonymous
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    ARSHAVIN IS MUCH MUCH BETTER
  • sam  - arsene loves arshavin
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    please stop talking about andrei you are hurting arsene's feelings.
    arshavin loves arsene too. the first 3 letters of both their names start with ars-e. it sounds like deep love.
  • sam
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    its so generous to sign for arsenal coz you are giving adaptation period, 6 months to a year then get injured for 18 months by the time you get fit your contract is already inside third year. few good games to get yourself a name, man ciity, chelsea, barca will start a bidding war.
    arsene and gazidis will be laughing all the way bank
  • The BearMan  - animvenus@hotmail.com
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    I recently told some of my working West Ham colleagues who like Merson question Arsenal's vision.

    I suggested they move quickly in the transfer window and buy the JET!
    They replied Who? Now they know!

    A question was recently asked: Would Arsenal fans prefer to exchange the entire ManC squad for the current Arsenal squad? Straight swop with all the wages bills?

    Alternatively we build a team for the future with AOC, Wilshere, Ryo, Frimpong and the host of young talent knock hard at the first team door.

    Ian Wright said: We must get rid of Wenger and bring in Guardiola, but I do not think for one moment what he was suggesting. For current Barcelona manager if he were to come to Arsenal will not spend BiG monies on players, but continue the building n development process. That is the future model for world football.
  • zed
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    we would never buy either hazzard or gotze because we will get priced out. happens every time. we cannot compete with the top clubs in terms of cash, both the transfer fees and especially the wages. this is why wenger does what he does and he is really good at it.
  • pika
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    ian wright said that? ...ahahah what a muppet ...so his football expertise can not see that pep guardiola and his methods are only for barcelona? is ian that fkn stupid that he cant see pep is product of barcelona? is he that stupid to think that pep can emulate his barca success with players he doesnt know ? does ian understand that barcelona is a family ? a group of friends who grew up together and have the kind of bonds that you cant find elsewhere? does ian understand that pep was ball boy - player -manager? does ian realise that pep knows xavi and the rest ever since xavi and the rest were like ..5 years old ?

    can we please stop using these past d*ckheads like ian and paul as reference points when talking about arsenal. they belong to a different era. an era where alcoholics and wifebeaters and the clinically mad would rule the cowfields of england. we have progressed light years since then.

    that disrespectful c*nt that gets paid from the sun to attack wenger and arsenal is only saying that because wenger did not approve of his son transfer.....

    and as for that toothless disgrace of a footballer....such "icons" are for bolton, newcastle stoke etc etc....not arsenal..fuck you paul merson go do your favourite routine (masturbation), fuck you ian wright, and fuck you english media, dein, sky, murdoch ,all of you.....
  • gabriel  - wtf ?thomas eisfield ?
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    :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
  • aizat  - welovearshavin
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    i think arshavin is much better than what his name.....??? thomas eisfield ? yeah ...maybe arsene wenger should buy experience player like hazard ,goetze ,or hamsik if arsenal want to win any cup .
  • jonathan
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    from the video ,i could'nt see any skills from eisfield .he seemed like not enough experience .
  • jonathan
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    lancau !hang duk gelak apa ?butuh luu !!
  • mario
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    i'm from indonesia and i think i'm good enough to play at arsenal .wenger ,please take me !! i will not dissappoint the arsenal fans !!
  • jake
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    *Comment deleted*
  • HFHLS  - 123
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    PLAYR BAD :cry:
  • Colesy
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    Golum - showing your class again (or lack of it!!). :lol: :lol: :lol:

    You don't deserve to support Arsenal. We don't need uneducated yobs like you associated with our club. Go back to your hole and stay there.
  • Andreas
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    It is another useless,hopeless idea of A.W.Instead of buying wolrd class, experienced players ,ready to play immediately to compete teams like Man Utd and Chelsea he buys young players who have no chance of helping Arsenal to win titles.Get rid of Arsen.
  • banki  - blieve in change!
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    arsenal w'll never see any form of title(except maybe emirates cup) until the end of wengers philosophy .say..............
  • kev  - wtf
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    thomas who ?? yet another youth player , sit him on the bench along with the others then next year loan him out !!! as much as im like wenger time for change trophyless again and with no champions league who will want to come to us ??? gotze , hazard no chance we don't pay the money there already earmarked for city ,
  • john
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    what is the point of that video?
  • Colesy
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    welcome Kev, good to have you on board. I'm glad that you've seen the light.

    In Wenger We Rust
  • Colesy
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    couldn't agree more Andreas!
  • tbone  - fss
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    arshavin is utter garbage.....oxy is the main man
  • Dav
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    "It is another useless,hopeless idea of A.W.Instead of buying wolrd class, experienced players ,ready to play immediately to compete teams like Man Utd and Chelsea he buys young players who have no chance of helping Arsenal to win titles.Get rid of Arsen."

    oh how I love it when people judge a situation before it has even happened. Lets talk about this after we have seen him play eh
  • cityboy513
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    Can you people relax? Give the kid a chance. You're the same people that are going to be chanting his name when he's doing well. Calm down..
  • gunner663  - Who killed RRR?
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    Isn`t being an Arsenal fan educational? We are blessed with the measured logic of Pika who suggests that we wait on another Cole to spring unchallenged into the team, and Clichy - whatever happened to those outstanding prospects? We don`t see much of Reyes, Pennent nor Bentley either! So maybe the vaunted production line may begin to join `the way football will develop`, as Bearman suggests, or perhaps `those who got will have`. The spenders will continue to spend - and win, We will be able to look up at those giants and wonder why our Prospects are playing for them. I`m sure that thechildren who might read pika`s gutter language must make allowances for his lack of vocabulary. Name calling and insults the`ll have been told, indicates a frail intelligence. His support of Arsnal should encourage him to discuss different opinons rationally.
  • immaculate
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    i prefer arshavin 7 times thomas eisfield cos he is experienced and matured mr wenger should at least sign an experience and stronger players that can join the force for trophy... :(
  • Dav
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    >>i prefer arshavin 7 times thomas eisfield cos he is experienced and matured mr wenger should at least sign an experience and stronger players that can join the force for trophy...
  • Spectrum
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    pika - You forgot to include the "Little Englanders" reference. Getting a bit sloppy aren't you ? 8)

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  • Spectrum
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    gabriel - Haven't you heard the buzz ? He's the new Mario Goetze. And for 400,000 quid he's a steal. Arsene you've done it again. :wink:

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  • Spectrum
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    Colesy - Careful mate, you've almost breached the copyright on my catchphrase there ! ( Ha-ha ! ) Good on you, and all the best.

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  • Spectrum
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    john - " what is the point of that video? " Mean Lean was desperate for some "good " news. All part of his ongoing Wenger promo campaign.
    Eisfeld hasn't played a first team game for Dortmund, only played one reserve match, has a history of bad injuries, is an inexperienced teenager, but most importantly, he's CHEAP. Here we are, URGENTLY needing a world class striker to take the pressure off Robin, a creative midfielder to replace Cesc, and probably a left back - have a large transfer kitty, and the best we can come up with is an unknown kid who'll likely be loaned out, anyway. And do we hear much or even ANY, criticism of our transfer fiaso from Mean Lean ? No.
    Wenger should be charged with criminal negligence.

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  • MeanLean
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    Campaign? Interesting hearing that from a non Arsenal supporter who repeatedly posts the same content after every bad result. Or of course during a big game.
  • Spectrum
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    Mean - A "non - Arsenal supporter " ? Sure. You A.K.B.'s just don't get it do you ? True fans that care about their club, speak out about what is wrong. You don't achieve change or improvement by meekly accepting everything that the club says and does, glossing over the continual faults and mistakes, and being an apologist for inaction, or no action.

    Of course, you have to admit that there are problems in the first place. Are you honestly happy that through sheer neglect, we are now forced to rely on the likes of Park - Chu Young ( if he's ever given a game ), to partner or back up Robin ? You have admitted we lack creativity in the team. Where is it going to come from ? Wilshere ? Not for this season. So where ? Hello. Is anybody home......?

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  • MeanLean
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    I would say that the first step in supporting 'Arsenal' is to watch the matches instead of writing pointles responses to old comments during a big game. That excuse about the stream dying is rubbish, utter rubbish. You've been found out, you come out to post anti Arsenal tripe after every set back. Comment after comment yet when we win you are nowhere to be seen. Not discreet enough, you should have masked it better. You are trolling and are certainly no 'supporter'

    Not engaging any longer. Only to actual Arsenal fans, happy or depressed about where we find ourselves.
  • Eric
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    I dont think there is anything wrong with speaking out about whats wrong and whats missing ...What is silly,disappointing is the negativity that is displayed and portrayed as 'Oh we are the passionate ones because we do not have rose-tinted glasses' ...

    I accept that A supporter comes in many colours but I would have imagined at its core...it supports theTEAM instead of applauding every negative comment made..? Oh Am i wrong...

    I would also imagine the frustration felt could be voiced through other avenues which may be more influential...finances

    All those clamouring for that big name signing (which we all wanted)...could you please enlighten me and let me know:
    The big name signing which YOU PERSONALLY know is available
    That their club want to sell and for how much

    because if not all the criticism (wr.t. signings) is baseless without some facts as to what actually happened during the Jan transfer window...
  • Spectrum
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    mario - How soon can you start ? Problem is you might " kill " Eisfeld.

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  • Spectrum
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    Mean Lean - Not anti- Arsenal. Anti - Arsene. A huge distinction that you are incapable of connecting with. So given recent events, do you think our manager is deserving of his 7 million a year salary ? Oh I forgot - you're not talking to me anymore. Sulking time for Mean Lean. Can't or won't answer the hard questions, so you accuse me of trolling. Brilliant.

    What's up, lost your excuse book this week ?

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  • pika
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    lol what a a muppet ..proper scum you are mate ...antagonising the creator of the site while abusing his hospitality

    lol do you have a problem with every arsenal fan who loves his club and appreciates the manager for what he's done ? or do you just want to shove your fanatical opinion on others through your keyboard ? hahah you fucking troll :lol: :lol: :lol:

    mean lean if you dont ban him ill consider you an idiot too ...... you know he aint arsenal fan mate...why let him ruin your blog with his spud talk?

    lol what kind of arsenal fan can ever be anti-wenger ? pmsl ......only a ridiculous cretinous little englander spud troll disguising as one .... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • pika
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    little engladers ...hhehehe know thyselves 8)
  • pika
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    True fans that care about their club, speak out about what is wrong.

    this is incredible ...a cretin little englader who cant even kick the ball straight is gonna pass judgement on wenger and arsenal ?

    :lol: :lol: thanks for making me laugh spud troll
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