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Arsenal FC: A Bould Move

Started on 31 October 2013 by Kane
Latest Reply on 5 December 2013 by k1rups
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Pauker: I've never liked Kolarov... until now! :P Thank you :D

TCO: Thanks, will do!
Great updates as usual...nice to see Januzaj winning a player of the match award.
Nice results, so so so loving this story...
Interesting you took the core of arsenal and sold them, but hey it seems to be working. :)

Nicklas Bendtner: 100 Club

Nicklas Bendtner has only scored once this season, against P.Ferreira

Nicklas Bendtner today became the next Arsenal player to reach the 100 club, his involvement in the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham United being his 100th appearance for the club.

The Danish striker signed for the Gunners in 2004 and has never looked back since. While also enjoying loan spells at multiple clubs, Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus all playing host to the 6'4'' star, North London has always been his home.

After signing for just £75k from FC Kobenhavn, Bendtner enjoyed notable seasons with Arsenal from 2007 to 2010, becoming a regular alongside the likes of Robin van Persie. Unfortunately, the striker failed to appear in the red shirt during the 2011/12 season or the 2012/13 season, due to links with loans across the seasons.

With much hope lost for the Dane, many expected Nicklas to be leaving the club alongside many other players, who were playing regularly for the club before managerial changes. Nevertheless, Bould put his faith in the pony-tailed powerhouse, who has featured on more regular occassions, earning himself his 100th appearance in November.

Bendtner praised Bould for his re-introduction into the team when questioned about his new milestone. "Steve has put a lot of faith in me, especially since Olivier unfortunately picked up a nasty injury. At the start of the season, I was expecting to leave, with reported interest from Juventus and an unknown Sky Bet Championship side. When the manager then personally spoke to me to discuss my future, I knew we [Arsenal] had a great man in charge."

"Even with Giroud coming back very soon, I have been promised regular game time, something every footballer wants, and I cannot thank Bould enough for these opportunities, I am very grateful for every minute I play on the pitch."


The 25-year-old is currently earning £50k a week with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Are you going to renewing his contract? Good luck with him scoring
Nice hair you got there ;)
Some really nice updates here, Kane. I love the bit at the end that tells us what happened with other clubs for the month :)
Pauker: I attempted to just after posting but he wanted £69k a week with like an extra £30k for playing, £10k for scoring and £18k for being an unused sub, which I refuse to pay, so will see in the future.

Louis O.: He's such a beautiful young lady!

Nick: Thank you. Wanted to add something unique from other stories, but it's only something small!
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Bould: "Courtois Will Be Mine"

Thibaut has enjoyed multiple loan spells with Atletico Madrid

Arsenal manager Steve Bould has publicly announced his one aim in the January transfer window: Bring Thibaut Courtois to the red side of London. After a squad overhaul in the summer, with 25 players changing clubs, fans and pundits were left unsure of the changes, but it seems Steve has seen sense, with his side cruising through all competitions at the current time.

It is believed Bould still has £30 million to spend if needed in January, and it seems no one else is wanted, with a powerful squad which also includes squad depth.

Thibaut currently plays for Chelsea, but has enjoyed a fine two seasons in Spain with Atletico Madrid, now entering his third on loan.

Thibaut cost Chelsea £7.75 million from KRC Genk back in 2011, but was a relatively unknown signing, until his fantastic performances in the Liga BBVA rapidly improving his reputation, and becoming one of the best young stars around.

The 6'6'' goalkeeper could cost manager Bould up to and including £25 million, and would probably become a replacement for Wojciech Szczesny. Bould hinted that Wojciech would not lose his place all together, telling ESPN "This new signing would by no means take Wojciech out of the limelight.

The boy needs some competition, something Viviano and Adan are yet to give him this year. Either Thibaut or Wojciech could make the line-up every week, it will be dependent on form and training."


It is unknown whether Steve is trying to make a contract offer and transfer fee to Chelsea to have the player ready to sign in January, but if that cannot be done, it could be a long month of negotiating for Arsenal.
You will be mine, Courtois....MINEEE! Mwahaha.
Don't sell Bendtner :(

You can't sell Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner
I just don't think you understand...
That if you sell Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner
You're gonna have a riot on yer hands!
"Coutois Will Be Mine" Seems Villainous...
I agree with your Bendtner sale plan..
Great updates as usual
Loving this story...
Rablador: That was truly beautiful <3

dan4rmnaija: It's very villainous! Thank you :D
Meow. Great update, Courtois was underrated in FM13, hopefully he'll be a beast in FM14 :D
Pauker: I think he should be better. Even FIFA managed to upgrade him, so I'm hoping to put my faith into SI too!
Oi hands off Courtois and I thought Arsenal beat Notts county cos it says 1-1 :P but in the report 2-0 lol

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