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A New Venture...

Started on 19 August 2014 by Jamesg237
Latest Reply on 4 September 2014 by Jamesg237
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great start, and should be a good save :) good luck man
iHowardy:You are indeed the winner. Congrats! You don't get a prize though :)

joethequin:I hope that means a good interesting?

TodayAtTomorrow:Thank you. Never written in this style so I hope it continues to interest you!
2014-08-20 15:04#190961 Jamesg237 : joethequin:I hope that means a good interesting?

When is it not good with you James?!
2014-08-20 15:40#190968 joethequin :
2014-08-20 15:04#190961 Jamesg237 : joethequin:I hope that means a good interesting?

When is it not good with you James?!

You flatter me sir :)

Arsenal Announce Signings


With fans under the belief that Arsene Wenger was released from his contract due to his reluctance to divulge into the transfer market, it appears that his successor Tony Adams has not wanted to be portrayed in the same way. Adams has already assured his backroom staff that their jobs are safe for the time being with him not wanting to disrupt a harmonious team that he believe can assist him in helping Arsenal challenge for the league title. Adams is said to have already had numerous meetings with his staff, particularly his scouting team who have identified many targets that should be of interest to the Arsenal manager.


In a recent press conference, Tony Adams did not hold back in his criticism of Arsenal’s defence and assured fans he would look to make amendments by improving their training programmes and share his own experiences to influence how they play. To make further improvements, Adams has brought in a new addition to the defensive line in the form of Marc Bartra from Barcelona who has signed on at Arsenal for a fee of £20.5 million. He is a young 22 year old centre back who has certainly been brought in by Adams with an eye on the future. Some fans have expressed concern over the transfer fee as they appear to fear that Bartra may not live up to his potential and the expectations that Adams sets of him. However, the Arsenal manager has been quick to quash any worries that the fans had and expressed his delight at signing a talented centre back who could go on to become the club’s future captain. Adams explained that Bartra can expect to see a lot of game time this season but he will be looking to him to learn from more experienced defenders such as the club’s captain Thomas Vermaelen. Marc Bartra has taken the club’s official website to thank the fans for the warm welcome and has spoken of his desire to do well and to contribute to Arsenal’s future success.


It is quite difficult at this present moment to determine whether Arsenals fans are happier over the departure of Nicklas Bendtner who has signed for Hoffenheim for £3.4 million, or the signing of Kevin Volland from previously mentioned Hoffenheim for a fee of £12.75 million. It is rumoured that the Arsenal management were quick to match the minimum fee release clause in Volland’s contract, which meant Hoffenheim had to let Volland speak to the Gunners. Tony Adams has spoken of his amazement that such a talented footballer, who has a very promising future, has been able to be signed for the agreed fee. He explained that prices being spent on players is increasing by the day and is made up with the club’s management who managed to seal the signature of wonderkid Volland. Volland has been warned that he will have to fight for his place ahead of seasoned veterans Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. This appears to be a challenge that Volland is more than up for. He has shared with BBC Sport that he is determined to make his mark from the start of his Arsenal career and fight for a regular first team place. He is a young player who has a promising future ahead of him and he is surrounded by a number of players who can support him to realise his potential.
Volland is brilliant, nice update and deals.
Some really nice signings there. Bartra is a great center back, and Volland is a gem as well! I hope both do very well for you :)
joethequin:I wished I had signed him on my Bayern save as he became a great player. I hope he can do the same for me...I mean Tony Adams at Arsenal.

Neal:I was tempted to sign Daniel Agger but Bartra has youth on his side and so does Volland. Two great players for the future.
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Some good signings, always enjoy your stories always very well written and the lay outs are always good!
2014-08-21 14:13#191152 MrJK : Some good signings, always enjoy your stories always very well written and the lay outs are always good!

Why thank you MrJK. I aim to please. I just hope the signings have that approach too!
Good luck mate great stories and some great signings!
Some good solid signings! I see a title challenge coming along :)
k1rups:Thank you very much :)

AaronHJFT96:A title challenge, you never know ;) Of course I already do!


You wouldn’t blame the new Arsenal manager, Tony Adams, for looking back on his side’s preseason results with a feeling of positivity that his side can improve on their performance last season. It has been all change at Arsenal in terms of their preparation for the new league season. In the past the club have hosted the Emirates Cup but this was something that Adams didn’t want them to take part in during his first preseason. Instead he set his team out against Chivas, Olympiakos, Mallorca and Atromitos with him experimenting with formations and lineups.


Just like Arsenal sides of the past, Adams’ side dominated possession against Chivas with a number of slick passing moves being put together. Previously Arsenal have been known for passing the ball around the opposition box without taking their chances and unfortunately this seems to be an image that will stick with them if they continue to perform like they did against Chivas. The fans that travelled to Chivas were excited to see Marc Bartra make his debut. Bartra started to pay back his transfer fee by putting in a man of the match performance but it came at a cost. Unfortunately Bartra was injured after a strong challenge and has been ruled out for up to four weeks. This is something that Tony Adams was frustrated at as he felt the challenge was out of order and not one you wanted to see on the football pitch. Despite this disappointment, Arsenal did grab a last grasp goal with Theo Walcott coming on and doing well under pressure to score in the ninety-second minute.


The game against Olympiakos was a much easier affair for Arsenal who came away with a 3-1 away win. The Arsenal manager made many changes with most notably Per Mertesacker replacing the injured Marc Bartra. Mertesacker showed that Bartra is going to have to work hard to get his first team spot back when he returns from injury as he put in a man of the match performance earned himself a second half goal.

The game against Mallorca was a much tighter affair as Tony Adams changed his side’s formation to a more defensive formation. He explained that his decision was made to see how his side dealt with pressure when the opposition pressed high up the pitch. Adams will be pleased that his defence handled the demand put on them but will be disappointed that his attacking players did not create anything significant to help them steal a win. Giroud, Wilshere, Chamberlain, Ozil and Volland put in very poor performances and this is something that will need to drastically change when the new season comes.


Jack Wilshere spoke after the final game of Arsenal’s preseason which ended with a four nil result against Atromitos. ”It was great to end our preseason preparation in the manner that we need to start our league season. A number of the lads put in solid performances which makes us all feel very positive about the season ahead and we firmly believe that we can go on to challenge for honours.” When asked about how his new manager has changed things at Arsenal since he took over, Wilshere said, ”Every manager has their own approach so it has taken some getting used to. He has introduced new training programmes which the lads have enjoyed and in the matches so far we have started to implement his approach to football through our good performances.”
Sounds like a pretty food pre-season. Congrats!

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