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22 Oct 2017 14:40:22
Just seen the team for today, the sole change I would have made would have been Giroud for Ozil, to try a three pronged attack of Lacazette, Giroud and Sanchez. Looks about as strong as we could put out.

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20 Oct 2017 07:04:50
A pleasing result last night, great to see Wilshere returning to form and the young players benefitting from first team game time. Perhaps it's time to tie Wilshere down to a contract? Now we need to exploit Everton's poor form at the weekend.

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19 Oct 2017 14:02:05
It seems were are linked yet again with Benzema. One hopes its nonsense.

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20 Oct 2017 07:01:20
Seriously and no jibe intended, but what top player is going to come to your lot with all the uncertainty at the moment? Wenger short contract, Ozil possibly going, Sanchez leaving.

At least if Wenger had gone at the end of last season the rebuild would have already started.

20 Oct 2017 08:50:04
Can’t argue with that mate. Too much uncertainty at the club. I’d even had taken arsene rebuilding at the start of the season than this situation we are in.

20 Oct 2017 14:00:56
Raver wannabe 😂😂😂.

22 Oct 2017 20:11:08
so tell me again Jelfy, which British teams have won at the bernabeu in the Champions League. 2009 ring a bell. and no that wasn't the European cup. and don't rely on talk sport fella or Oddbod.

23 Oct 2017 16:36:09
Benzema a top player?

19 Oct 2017 09:13:28
Interesting news emerging that Debuchy will play tonight. It makes sense as the priority is Sunday's match against Everton.

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19 Oct 2017 14:21:09
Makes sense, why aim for the real possibility of the europa league when the ellustrios dream of recapturing the 4th place trophy is still not mathematically impossible.
I'm not saying the 4th place is impossible but it's going to be extremely difficult to achieve and it makes very little sense to prioritise it above more realistic actual trophies that are available and slightly more realistic.
Treat all 4 targets with the respect they deserve is my motto as I have learned from our mistakes in. the psst and the example set by others who are currently ahead of us. in the league and in the way they do things.

17 Oct 2017 10:24:07
The failures of last summer continue to grow. We should have shunted out Ozil and Sanchez, whilst replacing them. I wouldn't have sold Gabriel, but as he was sold, he should have been replaced. We went into the season with no real cover at RB and our second LB playing at CB.

We need two defenders. We should have kept Szczesny and sold Ospina. We should not have extended Cazorla's deal and a suitable replacement should have been signed. Going into the season with an imbalanced squad was always going to prove problematic and this will grow as the season progresses.

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17 Oct 2017 11:41:38
Do you think we are a bit short at the back RG?

18 Oct 2017 19:52:41
No problem with any those complaints, but the real question is who is responsible. I don't think the the notion that Wenger is all powerful applies any longer - even if it once did. That only leaves Kroenke and those responsible for financial management and human resources. I'm afraid with 'his sort' at the helm, the club is going nowhere fast and making him a tidy packet in the process.

18 Oct 2017 22:37:53
Well, I don't think Kroenke or Gazidis runs the training sessions nor do they have any say on who we go and buy.
Maybe Chips Keswick is pulling all the strings? Vic Akers?

19 Oct 2017 09:12:19
The buck stops with Wenger as he runs the club in accordance with his football ideology. The enigma of Wenger is that he has been successful, despite making huge errors of judgement and appearing not to understand basic footballing concepts.

16 Oct 2017 07:47:52
The loss at Watford was embarrassing to say the least. But I find Troy Feeney's comments to be classless and distasteful to say the least.

A guy who has never played for his national team gets the cohones to talk about the world cup winner in Ozil like he is trash.
Deeney should know his place and shut up.

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16 Oct 2017 16:37:48
Well I’ve never got in the national squad, does that mean I can’t criticise Ozil either? Stop talking soft.

16 Oct 2017 16:46:36
Deeny jumped on a soap box to rub salt into the wounds of a team with no bow locks.

16 Oct 2017 17:53:40
Deeny is an arsenal fan ain't he? Probably as disgusted as the rest.

16 Oct 2017 18:42:02
That's the problem with football people try to sensor or slap down the Troy deenys of the world. His assessment was bang on from what I heard . arsenal are a joke
Soft boys clubs amongst those in the know.

16 Oct 2017 22:50:25
That’s the thing. You look into it more I’m sure you’ll find he is an arsenal fan. Bout time someone was honest.

14 Oct 2017 21:23:13
I hope Wenger and Arsenal players listened to Troy Deeney after the match on BT SPORT. What a great piece of advice from Troy. Merts your time is up you are liability. I would play Jack as CB ahead of Merts any day. Keown's blood was boiling when he was listening to Troy lambasting the mighty Arsenal. Watched the second half with my wife and she thought Watford was Arsenal. I hope things change soon.

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13 Oct 2017 16:40:09
Ed02 is there any early candidates to replace ozil and Sanchez? Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Right now Arsenal remain hopeful that Oezil will stay. As for Sanchez, replacing him in January may be difficult. Arsenal will look again to Thomas Lemar but it is very unlikely he would be available before the Summer - which means Arsenal need to decide what to do if he were to leave in January - wait out the season with the players they have an hope they can attract Lemar in the summer, or look to options in January. Christian Pulisic of Dortmund remains of interest but is happy where he is right now and progressing well in Germany - a January transfer seems very unlikely. Arda Turan will be a ready to go solution but he is now 30 and that is very much against him moving to one of the more major English sides. This leaves what might be a risky and quite expensive option in PSV's Hirving Lozano who only moved this past summer. PSV havbe said that Arsenal have enquired and they have given them a price of four times what they paid for him in July. It makes little sense to me and could end up being another Lucas Perez. If I was asked my advice I would stick with what they have if Sanchez leaves in January and use Iwobi more, and I would try and negotiate a summer deal for Lemar now.}

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16 Oct 2017 21:18:06
Hopefully ozil is sold in January he’s not lived up to expectations.

12 Oct 2017 17:54:44
Hi Ed,

Any idea if or when Jack will get a PL start? He's been playing well, and fingers crossed, fitness doesn'T seem to be an issue. Is he still a possible departure? Will we wait until season's end before renewing his contract?

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea when he will get a start, but it is unlikely he will leave with Ozil and Sanchez going.}

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12 Oct 2017 18:51:19
That's music to my ears. I would have one Jackie Wilshere to 10 ozil and Sanchez . I know a lot of people don't rate him but I think he's class. Obviously needs to grow up but on the odd occasion of magic I've seen shades of gazza in him!

13 Oct 2017 11:42:25
I wouldn't disagree on the shades of Gaza comment Sanogo but fitness, attitude and consistency still have a huge questions mark over them at what age, 24? At the moment I wouldn't be looking to extend his contract beyond 1 season or we stand a very good chance of having yet another underachieving player on a great contract we can't shift even if we want to in the future.
Wether your a fan of Theo or not at 29 he's still only potentially good enough over a season but is armed with a contract that makes it impossible to part company even if we both wanted to.
We can't keep backing and backing players in thier middle 20s who are still unproven over a season with super long term contracts hoping they come good.

13 Oct 2017 12:09:28
Ed, you made my day. Thanks mate!

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

13 Oct 2017 14:44:39
We obviously have to be more savy with the contract G62 but I think a year rolling contract could be the best thing for jack.

13 Oct 2017 17:42:59
Would it be an idea to play him tomorrow and give Ramsey a rest after having played 2 International matches.
The same goes for Xhaka, with fit again Coquelin coming in for him and say Welbeck for Sanchez, who had a lonuey nng trip, as well as 2 matches.
Or would it be best to play our strongest team and ignore the risk of an injury, such as Mustafi's?

13 Oct 2017 18:57:58
Arsenalex what is it you see and like about wilshere. I just don’t understand it.

{Ed001's Note - makes two of us.}

13 Oct 2017 19:55:58
A rolling contact would seem the sensible option Sano mate, RG I think Le Coq/ Wilshere partnership is the closest we could currently come up with to the Caz/ Le Coq partnership that worked so well for us since it was formed back at City in Jan/ feb 2015, obviously injuries allowing of course.

13 Oct 2017 20:52:40
I know people don't rate him D16 but he's lost his way somewhere and injurys haven't helped either but no one can say he isn't talented and full of potential. That game against Barcelona at 19 years old he wasn't just good he was world class in that game.

12 Oct 2017 15:11:45
Defensive concerns, with the injury to Mustafi, Kolasinac being taken off during the international and Koscielny's chronic achilles injury. Ideally we need 2 players for each defensive position, so 10 in all. We have 9 listed on the official Arsenal site, of which Debuchy can be eliminated as Wenger won't play him. So only 8 defenders, At RB we only have Bellerin, the cover is Maitland-Niles (a 9th defender) who still doesn't look at all comfortable in the role.

At LB we have decent options in Kolasinac and Monreal, the problem is Monreal is currently playing at CB. At CB we have 5 plus Monreal who can play at CB and LB. This makes the sale of Gabriel without a replacement baffling, as he provided cover at CB and RB. With Mustafi out for at least a month, plus the need to manage Koscielny's injury, we are hard pushed and any injuries before the window opens would make things extremely difficult.

To put this into perspective before the window opens we have 14 league matches, 3 EL matches, 1 LC match, plus internationals and a possible futher LC match, a total of approx 21 matches. Assuming Mustafi is out that means 7 defenders, plus Maitland-Niles. Defensively we will be under a huge physical toll, with 5 required for each macth, there will be little scope for rest.

If he hasn't signed for anyone would Sagna be a good short term option, as he provides cover at RB and CB. Surely its worth bringing Debuchy in, as he can also cover at RB and CB. Either player could play in the LC and EL giving defenders well earned recovery periods.

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12 Oct 2017 18:55:43
Check your past 5-6 post RG. Apart from the one about ozil having no takers the rest have been pretty much the same. No defensive cover, mustafi injured, sold Cb's, sort at the back, were short at the back, mustafi is injured and were short at the back. Sold some CB's in the summer and were short at the back. Mustafi injured!

Just in case I'm missing something here are you concerned about us been short at the back 😏.

13 Oct 2017 20:10:26
You noticed that too Sanogo and did you do a typo and actually meant 50 or 60. 🤔.


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