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September 3, 2004

The Right Moves?

During the summer of 2004, the 'Big Five' of the English Premiership made several signings that may or may not change the fortunes of their clubs. Big names and big money was the name of the game as teams looked to solidify.

A look as some of the key accquisitions:

Arsenal

Mathieu Flamini (Marseille, undisclosed); Arturo Lupoli (Parma, undisclosed); Robin van Persie (Feyenoord, 2m); Manuel Almunia (Celta Vigo, undisclosed).

For the Gunners, it is more a case of continuing the good work. In Robin van Persie (left) is possibly one of the future greats of Dutch football. The winger is likely to be the most used of the Gunners' four summer signings and is a classy player who can be deployed either on the wing or through the middle.

Photographs: Getty Images


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