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04 Mar 2018 19:07:18
Any truth that we are looking at off loading Ramsey?

Thoughts on Low and Ancelotti?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 04 Mar 2018 20:37:33
Ed, What is the main reason why they’ll looking to offload him? . I think he’s one of our better players in this current squad. Surely Xhaka goes first!

{Ed002's Note - He is running down his contract.}

2.) 05 Mar 2018 11:14:09
Interesting. Cheers for the clear up.



14 Jan 2018 11:52:34
Sanchez left at home a sale must be imminent.

Banbury Gooner

1.) 14 Jan 2018 15:29:37
him and ozil are gone mate ozil to juv.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 16:50:33
Sanchez is as good as gone, we can only hope Liverpool maybe even Chelsea join the race that way we can eak out as much cash as we can for the transfer fee. This needs to be resolved asap as it will only effect the team morale even more than it is already.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 17:37:47
Does more clubs entering the bidding mean we can eke out more money? If he wants to go to city he can just refuse to sign for anyone else and hang around til the summer.

{Ed002's Note - Which "more clubs" are these? The wages are enough to stop most sides being interested.}

4.) 15 Jan 2018 12:39:20
ozil ain't going Juve, heard of dybala?



31 Aug 2017 21:49:44
RVP goes on a free and Sanchez will as well why don't we learn are we that bloody arrogant we think that players will just re-sign a new deal . It's very amateurish and no way to run a business with regards your prize assets.

One thing is for sure Top 4 is already looking highly unlikely.

Banbury Gooner

1.) 31 Aug 2017 22:19:16
RVP didn't leave on a free.

2.) 31 Aug 2017 22:29:17
Too many short sited idiots are saying the same thing about us. We will trounce this league one we get going. In Wenger we trust! 🙏🙏.

{Ed025's Note - really?..

3.) 31 Aug 2017 22:32:06
I think he mean rendez vous point.



09 Apr 2017 17:12:08
So a 2 year deal for Arsene . be interesting that see how much changes behind the scenes.

Banbury Gooner

1.) 09 Apr 2017 18:02:29
I've a feeling it will be a lot less than interesting seeing how little changes​ on the pitch and in our final league positions :- (.

2.) 09 Apr 2017 20:12:12
It'll be a stupid move. Regardless of whether you want him in or out. The second there's a slip up or even a slight blip so many fans will be calling for his head. Sadly it's too late.

3.) 09 Apr 2017 20:19:58
Deals been on the table ages. I still think he only stays with top4 which we won't get.

4.) 10 Apr 2017 09:48:44
Just doesn't make sense to me. I see he said Arsenal must give our British core new contacts in the summer. Ox, Rambo, Gibbs and wilshere. For me it kind of indicates he is unwilling to shake things up. Ox I'd keep as he does show a lot of promise sometimes but Rambo aside from one season has been poor for me. And Gibbs isn't good enough in my opinion and Wilshere it's beyond me Joe anyone things he's good enough for Arsenal but each to their own.



11 Mar 2017 09:28:00
Paper Talk

Man U eyeing up Sanchez

Surely we wouldn't sell to them again

Would we?

Banbury Gooner

1.) 11 Mar 2017 11:47:02
Key word there is paper talk.

2.) 11 Mar 2017 11:47:41
no we have already said we won't sell to a bpl club.

3.) 11 Mar 2017 12:39:31
No chance we are not in that position anymore, if he wants to go ship him abroad.

4.) 11 Mar 2017 12:50:09
That's two Red lol.




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10 Mar 2018 17:12:48
Gap just 2 points between us and Burnley.

Banbury Gooner

1.) 10 Mar 2018 17:39:53
BG, i'm not too sure i'm that bothered anymore. The league for us is fairly insignificant now, we will finish where we finish. We can't recover what we have lost and we will be in a truer position come the end of the season, where ever that is. 5th 6th 7th 8th, does it matter, we are getting lower and lower and action is required to stop the rot in the summer.

2.) 10 Mar 2018 18:24:02
It still amazes me that Wenger can look at that league table and think, Yeah I’ve still got it.

3.) 10 Mar 2018 19:14:11
he has still got it the job i mean lol.



04 Mar 2018 19:05:17
As 62 has said we are the New Newcastle, we have become a sleeping giant .

Anyone tell me why the French bloke sits down for 90 minutes, the man is an arrogant big headed know it all . Please don't anyone tell me what a good job
he’s done, those days are gone .

Banbury Gooner

1.) 04 Mar 2018 19:15:28
Banbury and so are those people. Gone.

2.) 04 Mar 2018 19:24:24
That's what gets me more than anything Banbury . the arrogance of the man is unbelievable. No apologies ever to the fans espically the fans who travel away. There's no passion from him, the only time he shows any passion is when about some referee decision or not enough time, has been added. He honestly thinks he can turn this around he is one deluded arrogant man.

3.) 04 Mar 2018 19:38:44
True. Where are all the AKB's.

I remember around 7 years ago on here, there was only around 3 of us that were campaigning for wenger out.

Even SY4 has conceded his time is up.

4.) 04 Mar 2018 19:44:31
Agree on all the above totally

BUT the blame now is with the fans I’m afraid, the only way Wenger will be forced out is if the stadium is half empty each week, as long as fans turn up he’s in a job.

5.) 04 Mar 2018 19:48:59
'MOST successful Gooner manager ever' his time may be up but show a little respect. even as a rival fan, I'm embarressed by what some of you so called fans are posting.

call yourself fans, try going through what Citeh has over the years.

6.) 04 Mar 2018 19:51:38
Shankly Paisley Fergie all knew when to go and will always be remembered as winners and great managers.
The longer Arsene goes on the more he will remembered as the man who ruined his own reputation by going on too long.
He will probably need to be sacked eventually which is a shame but what alternative is there if he refuses to accept how things really are.

7.) 04 Mar 2018 20:18:56
North East until VERY recently city didn’t know what success was, they could hardly moan, they won the league cup in ‘76 thanks to Tueart that’s their lot

You can’t compare.

8.) 04 Mar 2018 20:28:02
I have and can. Citeh have been all through the league's and still sold out most weeks, true supporters.

the majority of you lot on here think you have some good given right to success. then p and moan when you don't. call yourself fans more like glory hunters.

above all that the majority post on here or on the live chat when the game is on? so clearly armchair fans.

In Wenger we trust. 2 players away. PEA the saviour blah blah blah.

We're nearly at St Arsenh ole Day. 😉.

9.) 04 Mar 2018 20:31:00
Ed, why do you let that chao post on here.

{Ed002's Note - I would not have - but antagonistic and ill-informed posts seem to be the order of the day.}

10.) 04 Mar 2018 20:41:17
They sell out because there aren’t many clubs in that region and as we know most red fans travel to home games

No given right to anything I’m one of the few that saw J Rimmer, A Ball, G Armstrong etc I’ve seen many mediocre years .

It’s been a kick in the teeth for Arsenal fans who were told they’d be a few tough years as we paid off the stadium, I guess we underestimated the meaning of “few”.

Depends on your version of Armchair fan. if you mean never go then yes I take your point . I for one only go to away games when work and family commitments allow . I get about 8-10 games a season, granted doesn’t make a true follower but I’ve had many seasons when I’ve fitted in 20+ games .

11.) 04 Mar 2018 21:13:39
Banners it's not about selling out, Citeh went up and down the league's for years, yet their fans stayed loyal and I'm merely suggesting that your lot currently have a manager that is the most sucsessful in your history, who has won you trophies. 2 years out of 21 he has not qualified for the champions league and you fans are in disarray. seriously. and my dig at armchair fans wasn't at you.

Malaga, this is a banter site mate, get with it fella.

12.) 05 Mar 2018 00:04:21
That loyal City fan base you talk of NES was a much smaller bunch than who support them today, and I remember Maine Road which was certainly not a sell out very often. Anyway, the reason Arsenal fans are rightly upset is that our expectations are much higher than yours, and rightly so, bacause we are a big club, who has won the Premiership and who sit on the top table of European football, despite our current dip, and so not qualifying for the CL two years in a row is not good enough.

13.) 05 Mar 2018 07:24:52
Qualifying each year yet only reaching the final once in 20 years and still failing. yea that's really deserving of sitting at that top table. delutional

my point with Citeh is that their fans supported them full stop what ever league they went in. you lot speak of not cheering goals and staying away from games after 2 years of what you claim is your most successful manager.

14.) 05 Mar 2018 21:47:04
NES your the delusional one if you think we are not part of the European elite. Let's get one thing straight, should there be any breakaway Euro league we will be in it, because we're the six biggest club in the world, and we have been successful despite what you like to think. Spurs on the other hand won't be invited, because your not a big team, and you have no history in either the CL or premiership. In other words in recent history, your current form is also a blip, and you will revert back to being a mid table team, whereas we will revert back to a top 4 team. Shame for you is that you have had to wait over 55 years to get a really decent team to finally challenge top honours, but in this short window before you revert to type, you have timed it just when the oligarchs are splashing the cash, so you still won't win anything, crying shame!



04 Mar 2018 17:51:53

Banbury Gooner

1.) 04 Mar 2018 17:56:21
And now!

2.) 04 Mar 2018 17:56:49
I’ll raise you an Alisher Usmanov.

3.) 04 Mar 2018 17:57:44
Anybodylotti :-)

4.) 04 Mar 2018 18:00:23
In relation to managers I’d prefer Allegri but would take Simeone as someone who might not play the best style of football but still challenges and at the same time would kick the butts of some of these pampered handbags in our squad.

5.) 04 Mar 2018 18:04:01
Pardew or Wenger.

6.) 04 Mar 2018 18:04:40
Chelski might just nip in and get him before us. We might get him in 18 months time when they sack him.

7.) 04 Mar 2018 18:17:08
Conti in that case?

8.) 04 Mar 2018 18:21:04
Ancelotti could be a good short term option. I think a good option would be someone liek Rafa Benetiz a good tactician plenty of PL experience and success and has managed big and smaller clubs. I think equally as impotramnt is a new board with more ambition above the manager. They have to take a lot of the blame for not putting Wenger under enough pressure and the all too comfy nature of the club that developed over a number of years.

9.) 04 Mar 2018 18:44:17
RP we can all dream.

10.) 04 Mar 2018 19:01:36
anyone who wants rafa please get out

stoner yes usmanov my man :)

11.) 04 Mar 2018 19:11:21
Derby, while he isn't my first choice, he is a top manager. A proper football manager and he has at least won the CL. I don't think we will end up getting a top top manager capable of winning the CL, i don't think we are that big a draw.

12.) 04 Mar 2018 19:43:32
Big Sam.

13.) 04 Mar 2018 20:10:36
I wouldn't chose Rafa as he spent Liverpools money like water from a tap that he seemed to think came from a bottomless well and finish 2nd once.
But if the chioce was Rafa or Arsene I'd take Rafa just to break the stalemate we find ourselves in.

14.) 04 Mar 2018 20:50:59
12 he's your next manager.

15.) 04 Mar 2018 21:41:58
Ancelotti is past it. Apparently he was fired at bayern due to his relaxed attitude to training and match preparation and a relaxed coach is someone we don't need. What Arsenal doesn't need is also a coach who is a hard man someone like simeone even though he wouldn't be a bad choice.

Arsenal need a revolutionary coach someone with a new school of thought, a coach who is ahead of his time just like wenger was when he came in, Someone like Tuchel or dare i say nagelsmann. Sarri or Allegri wouldn't be bad either. ALl the other names mentioned aren't good enough.

16.) 04 Mar 2018 22:24:49
Punani you were slagging allegri off a few weeks ago and you do know rubbish ancelotti has won the CL as player and 3 times a manager.

17.) 04 Mar 2018 23:12:46
Steve i am not saying allegri is a bad coach, infact he is good i am just saying there are better coaches. Why do you think Allegri would suit Arsenal? What are your reasons? I am curious.

18.) 05 Mar 2018 01:36:50
Why? Because like all the top modern coaches that win leagues, he sets up and shapes teams to do a job. Wenger is a pick them and play them manager and it doesn't work anymore.

19.) 05 Mar 2018 14:31:21
Steve that won't cut it in the premier league full of tactically astute coaches. Allegri is a good coach but let's remember he won the league with ac milan when they had the best team in the league and tanked the same team the next season. Eventually he was fired my Ac milan. He had some redemption at juventus but remember he has had no real competition. The milan teams are in chao, . Roma have always been pretenders. Napoli seem to be the only team challenging them for the title and that is more to do with sarri being a really good coach than Napoli having better players. Juventus buy playes from their rivals thus weakening them. They bought Higuian from napoli and Napoli replaced him with Milik who is always injured and sarri had to adjust. He ended up deploying driers mertens as a false nine.

Allegri isn't a bad coach but he has always struggled against advocates of possession based positional play which i feel is the future of football. Guardiola is the major proponent of that philosophy and you have seen what damage he can do to opponents. He is the best coach i have ever seen and tuchel, nagelsmann, montella and tedesco are just a few of the coaches he inspired. Arsenal needs revolutionary coach like guardiola not a decent coach a revolutionary one.

Guardiola has always been a winner because one obvious rule of football: The more you have the ball, the more likely you are to hurt the opponent and the less likely they are to hurt you. So any coach who advocates for possession based football would have more chances of winning the game. In a league full of quality opponents and quality coaches like guardiola, pochettino and klopp, allegri would struggle. I am not saying he is a bad coach it is just that i don't think his footballing philosophy would bring success. You may as well have sean dyche manage us.

Besides he isn't even the best coach in italy. The title goes to sarri. He plays a kind of vertical positional play where they relentlessly attack and they are so good at keeping the ball it is insane. They way they quickly transition from defence to attack is beautiful to watch. So why not go for sarri instead?

{Ed001's Note - how is Guardiola a revolutionary coach? He is simply employing Cruyff's tactics. Cruyff was revolutionary, Pep is just another disciple.}

20.) 05 Mar 2018 21:05:23
Ed001,he is influenced by cryuff tactics but made a few tweaks. For instance cryuff never used the tactics of a central midfielder dropping in between centre backs during build up something guardiola learnt during his time in mexico and you have to also note guardiola employs positional play whilst cruff was more of total football where players can inter change positions easily . With guardiola, they can only do that in the final third, something he picked up from bielsa. That guardiola is a revolutionary is no doubt. Notice how both teams that won the last two world clubs had a strong contingent of players that were coached by guardiola? Spain in 2010 with players from Barcelona and germany in 2014 with players from bayern both coached by guardiola. Guardiola's influence goes beyond a match, a season, an individual, a team if that isn't revolutionary what is it?

{Ed001's Note - so you are saying he has copied Mexico (which he didn't as it was in general use in Europe long before Pep was born) and copied Bielsa but still call him a revolutionary?}

21.) 06 Mar 2018 17:02:32
By your argument cryuff also is not a revolutionary because we all know he borrowed from Rinus Michels. Everyone has influences that doesn't make one less of a revolutionary. Guardiola borrowed from different coaches and created something spectacular in a way no one could replicate at least so far. Even if you say he is no revolutionary Ed, at least you got to admit he is the closest to one in the last two decades in soccer.

{Ed001's Note - and Rinus Michels copied what was known as 'the Whirl' from the 50s, but that is irrelevant as that is not why Cruyff is a revolutionary. Just like it is why Pep is not a revolutionary. Nothing he does is new or innovative in anyway, despite what the Sly pundits would have us believe as of course they think footie was invented in 1992. You have clearly never watched what Chile did under Bielsa if you think no one has replicated Pep or Barca under Cruyff. Pep is nothing more than a good coach given obscene riches to create the vision to perfection, rather than making do with what is to hand like Bielsa had to. Cruyff, on the other hand, built Barca from the bottom up, he implement La Masia to teach rather than buy talent. Both of those have far more claim to being special than Pep, who has benefitted massively from the changes Cruyff set in motion. Cruyff had to build the house, all Pep did was put up some curtains at the end and gets all the credit.}



14 Jan 2018 13:29:52
I’m wondering if we are lining up a big signing in the summer?

Banbury Gooner

1.) 14 Jan 2018 14:03:20
Who simeone?

2.) 14 Jan 2018 14:54:38
I know Wenger is offering potential signings a years worth of haircuts from tony and guy, spray tans for the duration of the contract and if any player signs with the option of a years extension, they will get a selfie stick 👍.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 15:14:34
I'm not so sure there will be any big signings in the summer as prices will be inflated due to world cup.

{Ed025's Note - my god you need something after todays performance 14..

4.) 14 Jan 2018 15:27:37
That display was as bad as I've seen us play, its no wonder Sanchez is off.

{Ed025's Note - and can you blame him sparky?..

5.) 14 Jan 2018 15:33:12
I know I need something ed025, a large whisky! I really don't think we will buy big this summer and starting a team overhaul. I hope I'm wrong though as I'm sick of the status quo at the moment. There doesn't seem to be any vision or coherence at the club, from an outside perspective.

{Ed025's Note - your worse than everton.. :)



11 Jan 2018 05:16:37
Any news on Jack?

Banbury Gooner

1.) 11 Jan 2018 12:02:35
sprained ankle. looks likely to miss weekends game.




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03 Mar 2018 22:40:16
DB best player we’ve had.

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15 Jan 2018 04:01:24

Just for the record I’m not slagging this lad off but why is he an upgrade what are you basing that on?

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15 Jan 2018 04:00:17
His stats for the season are very similar to Theo’s which isn’t inspiring apart from he has played over 1000 minutes more .

I’m not saying he’s crap I’m saying he isn’t the answer and we need a bloody quick fix . Not sure anyone can see this but we are getting worse each season you can argue who is at fault all day long but we are miles away from CL football through finishing in the top 4. Other clubs are spending money on proven players we are gambling, someone else in a post threw names into a post . so bloody what, they weren’t at Arsenal were they, AW has not got a good record with youngsters in recent years .

Banbury Gooner

{Ed001's Note - if you are judging by stats then you are wasting everyone's time discussing him. He is a young lad playing for a side with a complete lack of quality throughout that has much less possession of the ball than Arsenal and are coming up against comparatively stronger teams than them every week. Perhaps you should wind your neck in and try actually watching him play before you criticise him? If you did you would see why he is hot property, the lad has quality oozing out of him.

Admittedly he is not the answer, but only because you have 11 players on the pitch (unless Sanchez and Ozil are playing) who are not good enough. You all masturbate over Jack 'Loose Touch' Wilshere every week when he is not a Premier League quality player. He bumbles the ball about and gets plaudits even when he has had no control over the ball at all. Cech looks like he has forgotten how to play. Don't even get me started on Iwobi! If Maitland-Niles is a fullback then the world is flat and only made by aliens a week last Tuesday.}



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14 Jan 2018 22:20:46
At last cheers Steve. this Malcolm boy will take a while to settle

D16 I love your 20 year plan lol.

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14 Jan 2018 21:43:06
It’s the price for someone who has done nothing a goal every 4 games in a poor league . Name me our success stories when buying young players they are few and far between

40,000,000 come off it.

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{Ed002's Note - He is not a striker.}




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09 Mar 2018 07:06:25
I understand the Ozil comment but his assists and goal stars are very impressive.

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08 Mar 2018 22:20:05
Shame he’s off.

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08 Mar 2018 20:50:44
Bill and Ben.

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08 Mar 2018 20:28:01
Well I got that wrong . not alone

That is a truely stunning result

Wenger is safe for a few more years.

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08 Mar 2018 06:57:45

I agree Steve.

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