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12 Nov 2018 20:14:21
Heard today we might be interested in Mata . any truth Ed?

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{Ed002's Note - Not sure - he is out of contract in the summer and will have a choice - but he will be looking to play.}

1.) 12 Nov 2018 20:50:53
Cheers ED.

2.) 15 Nov 2018 03:47:23
I wouldn't mind. I like Mata, he's the one that got away for me when he moved to Chelsea. Top player, top bloke.



17 May 2018 20:42:56
Usmanov to Everton. any truth?

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{Ed025's Note - there was a story in the dutch press today bambam but how true it is im not sure mate...but im all for it.. :)

1.) 17 May 2018 20:57:40
Lol I bet you are


I’m not.

{Ed025's Note - i want david dein as well mate...but you can keep kronke.. :)



23 Apr 2018 22:51:09
Lot of chat about Arteta . not for me, far too soon in his coaching career.

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1.) 24 Apr 2018 10:52:48
It would be an extremely long shot giving him the job much like Cech trying to score past De Gea from a dead ball situation from his own goal line at 10pm in mid December with no floodlights, a totally unnecessary punt in the dark.

2.) 24 Apr 2018 15:33:38
It really would be very risky giving Arteta the top job. I think for this change to pay off and get the fans back onside they need to go after somebody with more stature and experience. I keep saying for me the logical choice on purely footballing reasons would be Conte but I’m not sure he would fit into the culture of our club.

3.) 24 Apr 2018 16:02:43
I like Conte Gary and wouldn't be unhappy with him at all but he does give the impression of getting fed up quickly if he doesn't get all his own way.
He would certainly find confrontation from some of our players on the training field in the early days
Conte " right Boys I want 8 laps of the pitch from you as part of your fitness assessment "
Arsenal players " which day we got to run 2 laps then boss " :-)

4.) 24 Apr 2018 19:09:28
Arteta is big NO!



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.

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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?




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10 Mar 2019 18:34:06
Superb win, just showed me you can’t go on recent form, after the mid week European results you’d never have guessed that

We just need consistency please

Well done Dick good team selection.

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1.) 10 Mar 2019 19:01:52
Yup Dick got it spot on and Ramsey and Xhaka coped well in the middle too ( prematch words chewed savoured swallowed)



09 Mar 2019 16:47:30
With Spurs getting beat makes things so interesting.

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1.) 09 Mar 2019 20:53:40
BG, things will be interesting until the end of the season, anyone can beat anyone.

2.) 09 Mar 2019 23:15:31
They did score an away goal, shame they don’t count double in the league though. 😏.

3.) 10 Mar 2019 09:57:29
Steve - let’s discuss after today, I think we are the weakest of the 4 sides chasing 3rd and 4th spots.

4.) 10 Mar 2019 10:34:24
I agree Banbury
Spurs are suffering from having so many players at the world cup for so long plus not strengthening their squad in the summer to compensate
Chelsea have a good squad but once again seem to have manager and players pulling in different directions.
United are recovering from the Mourinho effect
While we are still pretty much the same old Arsenal that has been just on the on outside of everything looking in for the same old reasons for a decade.
We haven't changed really only other clubs have, we were 4th best when there were 4 top teams now with Liverpool and Spurs coming back into the mix again in recent years we've dropped to 6th best team.
If Everton and Newcastle ever get there self's together the Europa league might become our new bridge to far.
We really do need to adapt and evolve rather than simply just continue with our out of date " we can out score anyone phyloshy " that's not worked after 15 y5ars and is highly unlikely to suddenly pay dividends.

5.) 10 Mar 2019 13:27:43
BG, it doesn't change a lot after today, we can easily win and lose all the rest or we can lose today and win all the rest. I think the run in has a lot more twists and turns. Interestingly we only need 6 more points from the remaining games to beat last seasons total. i'm sure we will beat it, by how much is anyones guess.



07 Mar 2019 19:52:13
Well that’s a shocker ain’t it.

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1.) 07 Mar 2019 20:35:15
That’s what happens when you have a quality manage, oh wait!



03 Mar 2019 20:20:04
Looking at the fixtures I’d say 3rd place is very much up for grabs between 4 teams, we most certainly must avoid defeat next Sunday .

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1.) 03 Mar 2019 20:45:57
A win would be brilliant a draw would most certainly keep us in the race a loss would cement our rating as outsiders of 4.

2.) 03 Mar 2019 22:02:19
Lots of twists and turns to come over the next couple of months, we have a friendly run in now compared to the other three.

3.) 04 Mar 2019 08:08:16
I can only find 8 games left for us, is there one to be that is yet to be arranged or something?
Apart from the United games the away games look tough to me, apparently we are the only premier league team not to keep an away clean sheet all season so hopefully that's something that will improve during the run in.

4.) 04 Mar 2019 10:07:10
Wolves away Everton away Burnley away are all hard games.

5.) 04 Mar 2019 10:55:46
Sorry to disagree but like Stephen says, we have plenty of games that we will make hard work of.

We give chances away to the worst teams not just the best.

I will be amazed if we make top 4.

6.) 04 Mar 2019 11:08:44
Watford and Leicester away too Stephen, they are tough games. Wolves must be the missing fixture in can't find.
You'd expect us to win our home games but all the away games will be difficult in my opinion.

7.) 04 Mar 2019 11:29:04
When I said you'd expect us to win the home games I meant after Sunday of course:-)
Newcastle Palace Brighton would be big set backs to drop points in at home, although not forgetting Palace did win at City.
United and all the away games will be tough and extremely difficult to predict in my opinion.
I still make us 4th favourites to make top 4 of Spurs United Chelsea and ourselves.

8.) 04 Mar 2019 12:04:27
We all have tough games but the others have still to play games against each other and top six twice after next week. Nothing is a given. Its still wide open. i'm not convinced with toots and chelski and utd, while on a great run, got a big helping hand from the officials and have a mounting injury list. We all have problems. Even Liverpool look like they are treading water now. Its all exciting.

9.) 04 Mar 2019 12:15:39
Stoner - you are right and even in the Dours game that we were clearly the better side, our defence looked porous to a simple cross or ball over the top. No game is easy with that defence BUT on a positive note - we are talking about a top 4 finish again! 😉.

10.) 04 Mar 2019 12:20:58
Steve did you and SY swap glasses over the summer :-)
Everything to play for of course and top 4 and champions league football next season would be brilliant but 6th place wouldn't be terrible as long as we are obviously better next season.

11.) 04 Mar 2019 12:26:47
We going to win the league.

12.) 04 Mar 2019 12:26:41
Sy, i can tell we are all getting excited. Lol.

13.) 04 Mar 2019 15:54:28
Gunner, i'm just on the bus enjoying the ride. I promised myself however bumpy it gets, i'm chilling as much as i can this season. But next season, that's another kettle of fish.

14.) 04 Mar 2019 16:07:15
Fair enough Steve mate, I'd planned to do that too mate but Dicks Arsene impressions got to me in the end :-)

15.) 04 Mar 2019 16:17:49
Now that's where you and i see it different, i think he is nothing like arsene. Arsene couldn't do his zip up.

16.) 04 Mar 2019 16:33:35
If we can avoid defeat against Man U, we will be in a position to challenge for the top four, particularly as the toot are not playing well and their recent results are poor. In all likelihood they will play at least 3 more Champions League matches, which will hinder their chances. Chelsea are struggling under Sarri and have a more difficult run in. Man U have picked up recently, in order to finish above them we really need to beat them on Sunday, which will be a tall order.
As only 4 of our remaining matches are at home, we will need to improve our away form considerably. Such a shame that poor refereeing costs us against the toot.

17.) 04 Mar 2019 18:27:11
Stoner, you are so negative

I told you top 4 and the Europa league are coming our way

I'm Emery I trust.

{Ed033's Note - Oh, so you're Emery are you.

18.) 04 Mar 2019 18:51:00

I don’t care about the players names but Emery and his coaching staff are no better at organising a defence than Wenger and he didn’t have Torriera.

You can trust him all you like but he’s pony and trap mate.

19.) 04 Mar 2019 20:34:56
True Steve Dick does do a zip up beautifully where Arsene Just wasn't at the races in the zip department :-)

20.) 04 Mar 2019 20:36:25
What’s your point 62?

Stoner I don’t disagree with you but I am happy we can at least can talk top 4 but I haven’t seen anything to believe he is the man to turn us into something special

Good to see Steve state he turns the heat up next season

In the grand scheme of things - one season won’t do any harm

Question - why hasn’t Emery shaken up the defensive coaches.

21.) 04 Mar 2019 20:52:39
Hi SY mate
I just think it's funny that this time last year Steve like me was saying Arsene in fans like yourself were wearing rose colored glasses and couldn't see Arsene failings now Steve seems to have his own set of Emery specs :-)
It just struck me as funny how you'd both swapped places, just a silly observation. really mate :-)

22.) 04 Mar 2019 21:47:47
Sy, like i said, i'm happy with what i'm seeing thus far. i'm not counting us out of top four or EL just yet. Like you say, we are in the mix. I like a lot of what he is doing and grinning and bearing what i don't like.

23.) 04 Mar 2019 18:52:13
Ed033, you need to excuse mala. He's the only bloke I know that walks about with a potted plant so he can quickly replenish the oxygen he consumes.

24.) 04 Mar 2019 22:02:12
Gunner, when you get yo know me, you will realise, i give people time to do things but when i decide that that's it, then that's it. I don't like changing my mind with the wind, i like to give things time, then stick the boot in! Although, i never gave xhaka any time but i haven't changed my mind either. Lol.

25.) 04 Mar 2019 22:58:54
Sounds perfectly reasonable rational and fair to me Steve:-)

26.) 04 Mar 2019 23:12:48
Steve and you opened my eyes and I won’t be weak again


27.) 05 Mar 2019 05:12:01
Thats the spirit Sy, come over to the happy side of life, its enpowering. Lol.

28.) 05 Mar 2019 10:04:10
If arsenal can defend like we did against spurs then it is an improvement when he gets the team he wants then I will judge emery I like him have for a long time and we are better on pints than last year so it is an improvement too 4 will be hard to get but would be amazing to be back in champs league.

29.) 05 Mar 2019 15:03:40
Meant points.

30.) 05 Mar 2019 20:50:05
Saying in emery we trust is laughable when he’s just as bad as Wenger the last few years as stoner said you can say it all you want.



03 Mar 2019 12:45:46
Probably get some stick for this but Ramsey showed me yesterday why he shouldn’t be going, we have no other midfielder who can run 50 odd yards, round the keeper and tap it into the net .

Banbury Gooner

1.) 03 Mar 2019 12:59:40
No, BG can't argue with that and i said a few weeks ago, that ramseys attitude has been brilliant. But for me ramsey hasn't been reliable enough on a consistent basis due to his unavailability. I think its time for ramsey and arsenal to seek new challenges. Good luck to him and heres to us getting a great replacement.

2.) 03 Mar 2019 15:08:47
Unquestionably Aaron can be an 9/ 10 player when he's on form and feels like it but there have been far too many games when he's been 4/ 10 when available.
150k a week maybe think about keeping him 350 to 400k a week, tata Aaron and best of luck at Juve.
Personally I'd rather Guendouzi week in week out over a season than Aaron.

3.) 04 Mar 2019 13:54:35
Agree BG but at the same time I can see why he's going. 300k a week at Juve, good luck to the lad. Deserves a shot at a big title, whether Serie A or CL.

4.) 04 Mar 2019 17:47:15
Always liked him, and to see him give 100% when he really should be protecting himself for his new contract sums him up. Does he have the occasional absolute stinker of a game, yes. Do you seem him having the stinker, double yes, which is weirdly why i like him, as unlike other players i can think of who just hide (Mr Walcott anybody) , Ramsey never hides whether going good or bad. Also, he must have a really good appearance to goal ratio at Wembley?




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13 Jan 2019 19:34:42
Don’t start me on Xhaka I said the day he arrived he is a liability, we are in a real mess.

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05 Jan 2019 09:03:51
Denis Suarez? Is he as close to signing as the media suggest.

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01 Jan 2019 14:17:04
Me again

Shouldn’t FFP just cover the lot rather than different variations?

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{Ed002's Note - It varies depending if it is for the PL, the Championship and lower leagues or Europe. It applies to everyone. I know of only one side that has opted out of the European FFP by saying they will no longer compete. But if Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal etc. wish to continue competing, the UEFA rules will apply. In the PL, the PL rules apply etc.. It is really quite simple.}



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01 Jan 2019 14:15:57
Thanks Ed . yes clearly but surely the PL FP should be tighter?

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{Ed002's Note - They are different and are there to avoid the situation that has occurred with the likes of Portsmouth in the past. They are also stricter on wage control.}



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01 Jan 2019 13:54:06
Oh I understand but what’s the point in banning them from a European competition other clubs in the PL aren’t in? That makes no sense . Again reduced squad in the CL so what? I’m sure other clubs in the PL who don’t play in the CL would rather City lose league points and 60 million. peanuts to City and the likes .

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{Ed002's Note - You are confusing Premier League FFP and European FFP. These are separate matters. €60M is not "peanuts" to Manchester City. Perhaps your understanding of football finances is rather lacking. In the season that they were fined €60M that was something more than 15% of their total turnover and they could not afford to pay it. The eventual reduced fine even pushed them in to posting a loss that year. You might want to find something else to discuss.}




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14 Mar 2019 21:58:14
Good win, pleased with the turnaround.

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13 Mar 2019 22:21:29
It’s great for the PL that we have 4 teams in the last 8, no doubt UEFA will come up with some sort of ban, once Brexit is decided :)

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11 Mar 2019 22:43:56
A mate of mines brother whacked a guy in the street and got 2 years, the guy on the receiving end had a bruised cheek, where does the 14 weeks come from.

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10 Mar 2019 20:38:27
Mine too, we did really well . Same again on Thursday please.

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10 Mar 2019 20:30:06
Nothings a formality.

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