Arsene, for the sake of the club, please retire………………the Number 9 Shirt!!


I have a heart felt plea, a plea that Arsene must adhere to, for the future of the club.

‘Arsene Wenger, please retire, please retire the number 9 shirt!!!’

It’s destroying careers and undermining the club.

 Okay so the last statement is a bit over the top, but the shirt is defiantly cursed and needs to go.

 As I stated previously here on Gunners Town many have tried to tame the beast, but all have failed.

 I truly felt that Ha Ha Poldi was the one to finally put an end to the jinx, But alas, after some fleeting cameos and a failed stint in Milan, he’s off to pastures new in Turkey.

 If Arsene truly desires a number 9, he has 2 choices;

  1. Promote from within
  2. Go large

Like Danny too much to curse him!!

The only real option inside the club is Wellbez, but he’s not first choice, not a natural number 9, the shirt should be worn by a definite starter and I like Wellbez and I don’t want to see his career dissipate under curses influence.

Outside the club, the big names are there, but they ain’t coming cheap, with Higuain and Benzema being the main 2 protagonists.

I could wax lyrical about both, but we all know what they can do.

My questions are;

Will Arsene be willing to pay £45m for a player he could have got for £15m less but turned down 2 seasons ago;

Value risen from £30 to £45m REALLY??

Would Arsene be willing to buy a player who seeming can’t play alongside Giroud. (At international level anyway) and would Benitez really sell him.

Instead of maybe but with no

Will Arsene risk destroying a big names reputation.

Arsene; I say, just retire (the number) and be done with it.



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8 Responses to Arsene, for the sake of the club, please retire………………the Number 9 Shirt!!

  1. Greg July 7, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    You took the words right out of my mouth!

    #9’s since Wenger’s appointment –

    – Merson (quickly sold)

    – Anelka (Le Sulk…he could have been as good as Henry was for us)

    – Suker (not a dreadful single season but he missed a crucial penalty vs. Galatasaray)

    – Jeffers (see my list..!)

    – Reyes (started well, but my goodness how he wanted out at the end)

    – Baptista (great cup goal scorer but bang average elsewhere)

    – Park (Good. Grief)

    – Podolski (so much promise, so little effort – the closest any player has come since Reyes of lifting ‘the curse’)

  2. bliss July 7, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Higuain should have come 2 years ago Fe real but better late than never.
    As concerning Benzema it’s gonna take a big effort to get him but can be done.
    So I say get them both and lets get back to the glory days.

  3. Bobby b July 7, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Steve wellman get a fucking life Talking about retiring number 9, what a immature defeatest thing to say stop talking pure rubbish

    • Wellmington July 7, 2015 at 11:16 am #

      Bobby B
      Get a fcuking sense of humour

    • Greg July 7, 2015 at 11:21 am #

      Clearly a Zamarano style ‘1+8’ shirt is the answer.

      It is a good job that the #18 shirt isn’t cursed too…

      #Cygan #Silvestre #Squillaci…

  4. Antique Gunmen July 7, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    Modern man who believe in curse mate?
    Give that no.9 shirt to Alexis Sanchez and find out what happen. If the curse can shut down player his caliber then I suggest we burn that shirt instead.

  5. Aminu July 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    I don’t believe in superstition, no any number is curse,it all depend on the player you bought to use the number,give the number to Alexis if he will not perform,did Reyes not performing on the shirt before he was sold?.

  6. Tolu July 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    u missed EDUARDO

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