Date: 24th May 2006 at 6:00pm
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It has been made known that Chelsea failed with a bid to sign Arsenal’s new star, Tomas Rosicky.

This new coup makes it four players in less than a year the Wenger has signed from under Mourinho’s nose. ‘The Special (needs) one’ also tried to capture Alex Hleb, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott, however all four players realised the range of possibilities at Arsenal and opted for the N5 club.

Despite offering more than twice the amount Arsenal paid for the player, Dortmund, rather funnily, demanded more.

Pavel Paska has confirmed that Chelsea would not meet Borussia’s demands.

“Chelsea once offered Dortmund ?18 million but Borussia demanded ?22 million so the deal went wrong,” Paska told Sport.

I feel the world of football is becoming wise to the Chelsea spending machine, after the Blues bowed to the pressure of Lyon at the begining of the season by paying 24 million for Michael Essien despite claiming they would never pay that much.

I wonder what the odds of a Rosicky winner at Stamford Bridge next season will be?


34 Replies to “Arsene Beats Chelsea, Again”

  • Chelsea bid for Rosicky in 2004 e.g. not recently and have moved on a long way since!!!!!

  • I just can’t believe a gooner could post this story, without checking his facts first. Oh to have the intelligence of a gooner.

    There is no denying Chelsea were interested in Rosicky. However it was Claudio Ranieri who tried to sign him in the January window in 2004. The deal fell through, because the clubs were unable to agree a fee. When Mourinho arrived in the summer, Rosicky was not in his plans and Chelsea didn’t bother to go back for him.

    So not only are you wrong in saying Rosicky was signed under Mourinho’s nose, (Jose never wanted him in the first place), but Arsenal have signed a player rejected by Chelsea as simply just not good enough.

    I suggest the next time you write an article, do a little homework first. You won’t look so stupid then………….LOL

  • Actually the source’s do say 2004, however it doesn’t say at what period (Winter or Summer). Either way, we got him, Diaby, Hleb and Walcott, so if I’m right…..good stuff…..if I’m wrong, we still ended up with all four players, so I’m not going to lose to much sleep about making and error on Chelsea’s transfer history.

  • Guys… I believe that McChel***** is right… Mourinho never went for Rosicky because he does not know much about talent… he only knows those who he has seen on TV… and Dortmund have not been in the Champions league so he has never seen him.. fair enough…. As for Diaby and Theo… He only went for them because Arsene went for them……

  • How could any promising midfielder go to the bridge now? There just isn’t any room!

  • That’s just so hurtful. I mean, had we signed Reyes, Hleb or Theo Walcott, not to mention Rosicky, maybe Chelsea could have managed to overtake Arsenal and manage – at last – to get our hands on some real silverware! Instead, we have to make do with Michael Ballack. Who is clearly the poor man’s Rosicky.

  • Kalli, loved your comment about Mourinho not knowing about talent.

    Shame its a load of old tosh.

    Wenger with all his so-called talent spotting, in his 10 years at Arsenal has won just two titles.

    Something Mourinho did in just two years. Add that to Joses two Portugese titles , he’s on 4 on the bounce.

    Anyone, intelligent to know anything about football, will know that Jose is one of the most thorough managers out there when it comes to compiling dossiers on individual players.

    As for Diaby, Hleb and Walcott, the jury is still out on them. None of them have proved themselves to be world class yet, (although Walcott may be just that in the nerar future).

    The simple fact is, apart from Henry and Cole, there is not one Arsenal player that Chelsea would want.

    And I know all you gooners will shout that Wenger is bringing in young talent, but you should really look at how he does it. Every year Wenger steals half a dozen young players, (mainly from France), every now and then he gets one right. For every Walcott, there is a Jeffers.

    Who can forget recent names like, Nicklas Bendtner, Vito Mannone, Jermaine Pennant, Jeremie Aliadiere, Arturo Lupoli, Rami Shaaban, Guillaume Warmuz. All bought by Wenger in the last few years.

  • McChelski – Wenger has infact won three titles, 2 of which were doubles, something Mourinho is yet to do. We’ve gone unbeaten for a season, twice gone unbeaten away from home and gone on a record 49 game unbeaten run. Mourinho’s expenditure in two years is more than Wengers in ten. Bendtner, Mannone, & Lupoli are all names for the future so theres noway you can bring into question there abilities just yet. Pennant was a victim of his own arrogance, as was Bentley. Ok so Wenger has brought in a few dud’s, but his good players far outweigh the bad ones. Henry, van Perise, Cole, Toure, Lauren, Eboue, Overmars, Vieira, Petit, Silvinho, Fabregas all players who would walk into your side (at their peak) and I could name more. Wenger expertise prolonged the careers of Ian Wright, Tony Adams, Martin Keown, Dennis Bergkamp, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn and so on and so on. All Mourinho has done to date is win a couple of titles spending millions and millions. Ok so his coaching skills are good but to compare him to Arsene Wenger, who has undisputedly changed the face of the Premiership for the better, after just two seasons is just wrong.

  • He’s also won 4 Fa Cups, gotten to at least the semi finals in all but one of his seasons in England (in the FA Cup), and reached the UEFA and Champions League final. & he has done all of this whilst remaining faithful to his exciting, freeflowing & wonderful football.

  • Yes I’m sure Ballack will have a blast sharing the bench with 20 other midfielders EuroBlue. Why would anyone sign for chelsea? I hope Shevchenko chooses wisely…

  • Stamford Bridge glares like a “grave” to many budding footballers who like to enjoy and put their all in the most beautful game.

  • JakeB is yet another gooner, will little knowledge of reality. Chelsea won lasts years title, using fewer players than any other team in the PL. So how we did that with only midfielders I don’t know. We will have 24 players on the first team squad – as usual. …………………………..And just for Rocky7, its not wise to compare Wengers titles to Mourinho’s….you’ll just look silly. In just 4 years……(remember, this is in 4 years not 10) he has won 4 league titles, 3 domestic cups, 1 uefa cup and 1 CL) If you want to mention runs……how about ………Mourinho’s teams in the last 4 years are UNBEATEN at home…..He’s won the league with record breaking points, with the greatest number of wins and clean sheets. He has broken record after record………………It makes Wengers record look second rate. Maybe if Wenger hadn’t spent the gooners money on his scattergun approach of hoovering up all of europes youngsters, (some of them illegally, I might add, hence the UEFA fines and suspended transfer embargos),He could have spent the money on the finished article and given Man U a run for their money. Oh well, while Wenger stays in the past, we’ll carry on winning the Pl/

  • I would join in with you McChelski, but you seem to be doing a fine job on your own, just proves your point really, one good man can totally outplay a whole team of gooner no hopers…………… us a shout if you want any help!

  • Who wants Rosicky, Hleb and Diaby? Don’t believe what you read in the tabloids gooners.

  • I think you missed the point, mcchelski. Ballack has joined a team where he will compete for a place on the pitch against 3-4 other world-class players in his position, all of whom have been paid insane amounts of money to play for a club with seemingly limitless funds. He will find himself sitting on the bench as much as he is on the pitch, whereas another top club like liverpool or man u could use his services much more effectively. I’m a gooner, but I still want to see the best players out on the pitch every week albeit for other PL clubs. As for Mourinho, I’m not sold on him as a manager. I didn’t think he did particularly well in the Barcelona tie, irrespective of the Messi incident. When your club can buy any player you like (even just to prevent competing clubs from signing available players), you’d have to be a pretty dreadful coach to not win a trophy.

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