[NOT HAPPENING] Kieran Gibbs

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Pob, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. Pob

    Pob First Year Pro

    I'm surprised this report (rumour) has not come up yet given the alleged Gooner affiliations in other threads.

    Saw it in the evening standard and various Web.


    I'd like it to boost our English quota and reduce average team age. But can't see it happening due to wages and price, but it's not my money. Plus I think he'd probably have so called better offers.
  2. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    I think he would be a great addition to our team, you never know he might not fancy moving,
  3. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    That's not ideal for tracking runners from midfield, although we have had a few defenders like that
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  4. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    In the Evening Standard tonight it reported Arsenal were looking for £15 million and Gibbs was on £60,000 a week. A three year deal then is a £24 million investment. I reckon there is better value out there.
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  5. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    I wouldn't be unhappy to see him here, but I can hardly think of a less likely transfer than Gibbs to us. His price would be our record transfer, and he's already on £60,000 a week, which we are told he'd probably be looking to increase in order to move to a team lower in the Prem pecking order. We already know from their own mouths at the 'at your place' events that the Pozzos see no value in the British market, and this is a pretty brilliant example of that.
  6. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    He might not be on as much as the article says. Arsenal are famously tight with their wages in comparison to their size.
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  7. East Stand Builder

    East Stand Builder Reservist

  8. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    No wonder we don't buy any British players.
  9. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Not a position we desperately need to look at if Aogo is joining. Mason new contract and Holebas seems plenty. I believe the other young LB got a new contract too.
  10. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    I'd love him here as it was a suggestion I made a while back. Someone known with a bit of quality, who will try hard to stop crosses coming in unlike Holebas.
  11. Mighty Mo

    Mighty Mo Reservist

    I'd like to see Mason given a loan with a decent championship team so that he could develop. He could be a really good player for us but he needs some experience
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  12. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    We should sign all the Arsenal reejecks
  13. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    Arsenal defenders not known for their ability to deal with crosses/ corners. Gibbs is sound but not outstanding. 15 million pounds sterling is Wenger's joke. Agree with all posts that much better value elsewhere. Remember we got Prodl on a free and is our player of the season. COYHs!
  14. James500

    James500 Academy Graduate

    Too dear, and I'd rather see Mason rotated with Cholebas.
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  15. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    Even if he wants to come, I don't think he'll pass the Gino VFM test
  16. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Like Gibbs but 15m silly money. 5-8 million imo. Move on.
  17. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    £15mil on a FB who has barely played, 27 years old and only has 1 year left on his contract. The only clubs dumb enough to pay that are Liverpool, Newcastle and Bournemouth.

    Would like him here but for £10mil or less. Arsenal will be lucky to get £15mil
  18. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo Reservist

    15 million is a joke. A bang average defender just because he plays for Arsenal (hasn't played in ages) he gets the occasional look in for England. 5 million tops and I'd still not be excited about it
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  19. DrewH

    DrewH Administrator Staff Member

  20. Ake gone to Muff for £20m. I would say Gibbs worth less than half of that on age alone.
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  21. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    If Gibbs can be get for 10-12 and 40k a week - no brainer
  22. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    way way way too much - ok player but nowhere near that for Ake
  23. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Yeah, to look elsewhere.
  24. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    He's on £60K and wants £80K
  25. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    I dunno, Ake seems like a real gem and with the huge inflation on player values, I could see him selling on for 30-40 mil to a big side like Bayern or Juventus if he plays like/better than he did for Muff last season; which alone would make him a worthwhile investment. Plus he's very young so he's a long term player whereas Defoe is the complete opposite even though they gave him a three year contract which seems daft.

    Even if Ake flopped, he'd definitely be quality in the Championship which is where I hope 'Muff will be in the next couple of seasons.
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  26. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    he can want what he likes - he won't be getting that here will he - Arsenal will have to bung him a nice present when he leaves
  27. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    it is all about opinions - but he looked flaky when he played for Chelski after his return and unlike say Keane there always looks like there is a mistake in him - i see him in the 10-15 range with 20 possible if he develops
  28. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    He played one league game for them after his return: against us, at the end of the season, alongside 8 minutes to get him up to speed in the previous game.

    It's also not surprising if he did look flaky in that time, given he was plucked from a functioning team he was part of to not playing for basically a full half a season in a team he was not the same part of.
  29. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    he played
    He played the FA cup games
  30. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    He played 3 FA Cup games, 2 of which they kept clean sheets in, the third being a win over Spurs. Seems like judging him on any of it would be harsh, especially as he's been a CB for this season, and one match against Leicester for us.
  31. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Would it? People always forget wages etc when it comes to transfers. How much do you think Ake is on at Muff? 50k a week sound a fair estimate? That's £2.6m in wages per year, not including what they pay him for his signing on fee or bonuses. Not that much of a worthwhile investment if they sell at 30-35m.
  32. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    They are receiving the benefit of his services for those wages throughout the time they are paying them, though, aren't they. It's not like any other team is buying up young players and not paying them wages before selling them on for pure profit.
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  33. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    If he has options elsewhere that are more likely to stump that up though..
  34. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Keane is a solid center back and home grown but lets not forget he was a part of a team that conceded a goal in almost every single away game (Only Man Utd, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Palace didn't score against Burnley when at home; even then, most of them were 0-0 bore draws). I'm not denying his quality but it's unrealistic to claim that Keane doesn't have any mistakes in him. I think he's like Deeney to Burnley - everyone sees him as that quality player but if you watched him week in and week out then you would see his flaws although I'm sure he's nowhere near as flawed as Deeney.

    Ake, like Keane, looked like a natural and a very versatile defender who has great potential. But I agree with you, he can be a bit shaky sometimes but I guess that comes down to his versatility (you can't be perfect at everything). The game where he played for us against Palace in the FA cup semifinal comes into mind. He was almost incompetent at defending in that game and Zaha easily put him into his pocket (rumour has it that if you get near to Zaha you can still hear Ake screaming to let him out - probably why Harry the Hornet fainted when he walked past). But then again, who wasn't? Moreover, that was one game of many and in most cases he was a fantastic player and resulted in him getting Young Player of the year for Watford (granted, he was competing with 25-30 year olds lol)
  35. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Like Chumlax said, if he contributes to keeping Bournemouth up, then his wages are well earned in the world of football. Anyways I don't even think he's on that amount. I'd say he's more likely to be on 35k a week based on the fact he is still young.
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