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Arsenal: This is how we do it!

If you guys enjoy my story I'm thinking about making my own website about my manager stories and I'll give in-depth thoughts about real life transfers.
Started on 25 August 2012 by adil119
Latest Reply on 26 August 2012 by Glenn T
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This is my story of my Arsenal save. I have decided to start this story because I have been absolutely astounded by the stories on this forum and I see people really enjoy reading about other managers experiences; because of that I have decided to make my story but instead of the usual shenanigans such as signing usual players like Carlos Fierro and Sime Vrsaljko I will be making strange, unusual signings that some of the readers may find controversial. I will also be bringing in some of my own staff and terminating the contracts of some of the deadwood in Arsenal's staff.

I will be managing Arsenal as this was the team I supported since the tender age of 4.

And it begins!

I started the season off with a transfer budget of approximately £28.5m and a wage budget of £1.3m.

The first couple of signings I made was to address the striker problem in Arsenal. The first was a Alberto Paloschi, a young Italian striker with 4* potential whom I signed from Chievo Verona for a fee of £3m. The second signing was another striker called Steven Fletcher who is Scottish and I signed him from Wolves to partner Lukas Podolski up front. He has very good stats for a poacher/striker and looked very promising until he tore a calf muscle during pre-season and was ruled out for 3 months. I signed him for £9.75 after some tough negotiating with Wolves.
The third signing I made was to solve the right back problem at Arsenal. I was looking through the transfer-listed players hoping I could achieve some luck when I stumbled across Nei, a right/left back who was transfer listed after flirting with other clubs in Europe. I signed him for £1.5m and he is a very capable back-up to Bakery Sagna who is my first choice right back.
The next signing I made was one of the easiest I've ever made on Football Manager, James Rodriguez for a fee of £8.75m. He is quite simply one of the best youth prospects on the game. James has everything you want in a attacking-midfielder so go on Football Manager right now and sign him!
Ok, enough drooling over Rodriguez the next signing is Victor Moses whom I signed for £8.25m after he put in a transfer request after I stated to the press I would do everything in my power to sign him :). He is both a very good player and prospect for the future and he plays either on the left or right wing.
The next player I signed is Christian Atsu another Nigerian joining the club after Victor Moses. I acquired Atsu on loan for a fee of 500k with a £4.5m future fee and he plays left wing, and he is mainly going to play in league cup matches.
After a couple of pre-season matches I realised I was in need of an experienced, ball winning midfielder to help out Ramsey of Arteta. I was looking through the players whom their contracts have expired and I found David Jarolim who in his hey-day was a very good midfielder so I signed him up straight away and he hasn't failed to impress considering he's 32 years old.
The final two signing I made were Diego Perotti and Mattias Johansson. The first I made was Perotti after I found a way to get rid of Maroune Chamakh and Nickolas Bendtner. I offered Sevilla Chamakh and Bendtner in exchange for Diego Perotti and they gladly agreed to the offer and both parties were equally happy. Perotti is a very good player and can play on both wings. He's 23 years old.
And finally the last player I signed was a very good youth prospect for right back named Mattias Johansson who I signed for £1.3m and sent straight out to loan to FC Lorient, one of my feeder clubs.

Pre-Season Matches

Pre-Season Matches

Arsenal 1-0 Arsenal Reserves
Vermaelen (67)
Colorado 2-1 Arsenal
Chamakh (87)
FC Dallas 1-1 Arsenal
Ramsey (58)
Seattle 1-2 Arsenal
Koscielny (37) Cazorla (71)
Arsenal 3-1 Roma
Cazorla (1, 3) Moses (55)
Arsenal 2-0 Internacional
Podolski (55, 84)
Arsenal 4-0 St. Helens
Cazorla (pen 4, 18, 85) Paloschi (21)

So overall a pretty good pre-season particularly impressed by the 3-1 win over Roma but disappointed with the 2-1 loss to Colorado considering that's the only match I left to Steve Bould to manage. After that poor result against Colorado I terminated Steve Bould's contract and hired Di Salvo, harsh but it had to be done.

David Jarolim

Steven Fletcher


James Rodriguez

Diego Perotti

Christian Atsu

Alberto Paloschi
Looks like a good start! Just a tip, use paragraphs, it makes it much easier for us to read, otherwise it's just an eye straining chunk of text. Try to add spaces between your results too, not just one directly under the other. If you do want to do that, try using bold, or a different colour to make it easier for us :)
bit disappointed with the signing considering arsenals stature. but good to see u didnt sign the usual bunch
Interesting signing in fletcher
Could have been more story-like, but the signings are very interesting and I am very interested to see how they progress...

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