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Wenger & The Players He Bought From France

Postby The GFP » October 26th, 2012, 9:16 pm

I thought it would be interesting to have a look at Wengers obsession with buying players from the French leagues as Alan Davies was talking about it on the "The Tuesday Club" podcast, i did one of these a couple of years back at OnlineArsenal forum but cant seem to find it so ill do it again updated to 2012.

July 2013 - Yaya Sanogo (Auxerre) £450k

June 2012 - Olivier Giroud (Montpellier) £13.0m

August 2011 - Park Chu-Young (Monaco) £1.8m
July 2011 - Gervinho (Lille) £10.5m
July 2010 - Laurent Koscielny (Lorient) £8.5m
May 2010 - Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux) Free

July 2008 - Samir Nasri (Marseille) £15.8m (Sold to Man City for £24.0m)
July 2008 - Francis Coquelin (Laval) £800k

July 2007 - Bacary Sagna (Auxerre) £6.5m

August 2006 - Alex Song (Bastia) £1.0m (Sold to Barcelona for £15.0m)
February 2006 - Carl Parisio (Cannes) Free (Sold to Cannes for Free)
January 2006 - Abou Diaby (Auxerre) £3.0m
January 2006 - Emmanuel Adebayor (Monaco) £7.0m (Sold to Man City for £25.0m)

July 2005 - Armand Traore (Monaco) Free (Sold to QPR for £1.0m)

July 2004 - Mathieu Flamini (Marseille) Free (Sold to AC Milan for Free)

August 2003 - Gael Clichy (Cannes) £250k (Sold to Man City for £7.0m)
January 2003 - Guillaume Warmuz (Lens) Free (Sold to Borussia Dortmund for Free)

July 2002 - Pascal Cygan (Lille) £2.1m (Sold to Villareal for £2.0m)

August 2000 - Sylvain Wiltord (Bordeaux) £13.0m (Sold to Lyon for Free)
August 2000 - Guy Demel (Nimes) Free (Sold to Borussia Dortmund for £194k)
July 2000 - Robert Pires (Marseille) £6.0m (Sold to Villareal for Free)

August 1999 - Jérémie Aliadière (Clairefontaine) (Sold to Middlesbrough for £2.0m)
January 1999 - Kaba Diawara (Bordeaux) £2.5m (Sold to Marseille for £3.0m)

November 1998 - William Huck (Monaco) Free (Sold to Bournemouth for £50k)
June 1998 - David Grondin (St-Etienne) £500k (Sold to Dunfirmlin for Free)

August 1997 - Christopher Wreh (Monaco) £300k (Sold to Al-Hilal for Free)
July 1997 - Guillaume Norbert (PSG) Free (Sold to Lorient for Free)
June 1997 - Emmanuel Petit (Monaco) £2.5m (Sold to Barcelona for £5.0m)
June 1997 - Gilles Grimandi (Monaco) £2.5m (Sold to Colorado Rapids for Free)
February 1997 - Nicolas Anelka (PSG) £500k (Sold to Real Madrid for £23.0m)

August 1996 - Remi Garde (Strasbourg) Free (Retired)*Arsenal signed Remi before Arsen arrived but he told them he wanted Remi there for when he got there


Total money smuggled into France in brown envelopes = £97,250,450
Players bought from France = 31


Monaco 7
Marseille 3
Bordeaux 3
Auxerre 3
PSG 2
Cannes 2
Lille 2
Lens 1
St-Etienne 1
Strasbourg 1
Bastia 1
Laval 1
Nimes 1
Lorient 1
Montpellier 1
Clairefontaine 1
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Re: Wenger & The Players He Bought From France

Postby The GFP » October 31st, 2012, 11:10 pm

Good old Alan Davies retweeted this ...

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Before he did that the most visitors in a 5 minuet window visit the site was 125, after he retweeted it is now 556!

But i do all this for the love of Arsenal & the game of football which is why i have no advertising on this site and never will, its like how football should be ... free & fellow gooners get it for nothing (if only i could charge the N17 scum i would)

Cheers Al
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Re: Wenger & The Players He Bought From France

Postby The GFP » October 31st, 2012, 11:36 pm

This topic had 6 views this afternoon and now its 1,628! Thanks everyone for looking and i hope you all enjoyed reading it a little bit, this is what my site/forum is for, decent Arsenal facts & figures

Also it was retweeted by 'The Tuesday Club'

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Cheers Al, Tayo, El Presidente & Ian

The best podcast by a country mile even if your not a gooner its well worth a listen

http://thetuesdayclub.libsyn.com/
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Re: Wenger & The Players He Bought From France

Postby indocannon » June 20th, 2013, 7:57 am

nice on GFp :ugeek: would be better if you put their nationalities too.. Sh*t, Kaba Diawara :twisted:
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Re: Wenger & The Players He Bought From France

Postby rebel gooner » June 20th, 2013, 4:50 pm

too many French players :x
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