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Yeah seems to be done, not exactly one of the front runners of Arse players to buy. Will be 3rd choice CB most likely, while you needed starting CB.
 

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Why the hell??
 

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In fairness, comparing us with Juve only serves to shut Osman up, but it's hardly the benchmark of defending quality. Most teams in the top 10 rival or outclass Juve's CBs.
 

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A news reporter on tv has just confirmed the deal a couple of minutes ago.

It appears indeed he'll be joining us :thumbsup:
 

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I was shocked to hear of our interest in him, now i hear its confirmed?!!!

Im sure there were better options...We are already prone to goofs enough as it is!

This is one of the very few times that i hope i am wrong about a player...
 

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I think Senderos will surprise many people positively in serieA. In other words it annoys me that you've gotten him.

He will make a gaffe now and then, but in the main he will be solid, strong in the air, no nonsense, not fast but not slow and positionally aware.

Clearly he is not a superstar signing, but I would rather play him than Kaladze.

On something else, one can definitely debate whether you've spent your money wisely (considering that salaries are an ever more important compartment), but one can hardly say you lost anyone important apart from the loss of ageing players deterioating, and the haul before 2008/2009 - disregarding youngsters - could be said to be:

----------------Abbiati
Zambrotta Senderos---X-------------X
----------------------Flamini
------------Ronaldinho
---------Boriello---------Sheva

Thats seven quality players no matter how you look at it, and whereas the appropriation of funds is debatable for the long term, you cannot point to many - if any - teams among the bigs that strenghtened more.
 

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----------------Abbiati
Zambrotta Senderos---X-------Antonini
----------------------Flamini
------------Ronaldinho
---------Boriello---------Sheva

:)
 

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He did do pretty well against us in the CL though. Hopefully he has more such games in him.
 

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I honestly think he'll do well for you. He can't handle the pace of the game in England because he has the turning circle of a large truck and he doesn't react well to physical strikers like Drogba. Plus Arsenal's style of play needs defenders with good recovery speed, which he doesn't have. Which is why he always looks better for Switzerland than Arsenal. In a more pragmatic team I think he'll do okay. Good deal for everyone involved, I would say.
 

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I don't know why I seem to be the only one to think Senderos is a good defender :)

I am quite happy with this deal, I think he has potential, he's young, and financially it was a good deal afterall (loan for 1 year with the option to buy)

Welcome Philippe!!! Awaiting the official announcement..
 

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I honestly think he'll do well for you. He can't handle the pace of the game in England because he has the turning circle of a large truck and he doesn't react well to physical strikers like Drogba. Plus Arsenal's style of play needs defenders with good recovery speed, which he doesn't have. Which is why he always looks better for Switzerland than Arsenal. In a more pragmatic team I think he'll do okay. Good deal for everyone involved, I would say.
I been asking for a pacy defender with great reaction speed for a long time. Seemingly that is not what we got. against most teams we meet it will be covering for counterattacks, I don't see the big difference compared to Kaladze.
 
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