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16 May 2018 19:55:28
Eds please help me out, but are us arsenal fans being arrogant in our assumptions that managers like allegri, nagelsmann and simeone would be chomping at the bit to manage arsenal and compete against gaurdiola and the likes or are we reading too much into the rumours. Thanks.

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{Ed025's Note - its a great gig for any manager in the world ben, or should i say would be if they would be backed in the transfer market but the owner seems to be looking for someone to manage on a budget which will rule a lot of the big boys out i believe mate..


1.) 16 May 2018 20:25:08
I'm not sure what the budget is but if it's the 50 million that keeps getting mentioned then It will take a football genius to get us back in contention but given our spending over the last 5 seasons it's difficult to believe we will now suddenly bring up the draw bridge on spending and make ourselves such an unattractive propostion at the very time we need to be showing ourselves in our best light.


2.) 16 May 2018 22:40:10
Thanks Ed, so the board are again standing in the way of us competing again. As I said this seems to be the first major decision they've had to make and they are going to mess it up. Can't understand why you would bring in a new chief scout and sporting director the likes of mislintat and Raul and give them a shoe string budget, surely they'll be gone before long like all of our previous assets. I can't wait for wenger to write this book and read about what really went on.

{Ed002's Note - Don’t attribute blame. And set aside thoughts of budget.}


3.) 16 May 2018 22:55:00
I would say we are a bit arrogant. Okay i thought maybe allegri was a bit out of our reach, let's face it he is at juventus, a better team with a better chance of winning trophies than us but i for one moment, didn't think we would struggle getting second tier coaches. I thought as soon as we put out feelers, they would come running to us.

That hasn't happened. second tier coaches have rejected us and that only means coaches think that the arsenal job is suicide and that only means there are financial restrictions. The arsenal job is is not as hot as we think it is.


 

 

12 Jan 2018 16:54:18
25 million plus miki from utd. Yes please.

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1.) 12 Jan 2018 17:32:36
Are you a utd fan. It ain't happening. he's citeh bound.


2.) 12 Jan 2018 18:03:34
No, just heard the rumour and thought it was a good deal. Miki hasn't been given a chance by Jose and as we know his judgement of players is extremely questionable (kdb, lukaku)


3.) 12 Jan 2018 18:49:55
Hes been injured a lot, he isn't a man u fans favourite player, he doesn't seem to be coping with the prem, he's on 200,000 pounds a week and is struggling.


4.) 12 Jan 2018 19:26:20
The fact that they are man u fans means we can't trust their judgement of football, I suppose seven militant would have the best knowledge of the player and know if he would be a fit for the club and league. Almost definitely won't happen but would be nice to get a replacement and cash for him.


5.) 12 Jan 2018 20:11:28
united fan here. I think miki would be a perfect fit for you guys. The guy is clearly talented and works better in a team where he does not have to worry as much about defensive responsibilities. He can't dribble off both feet, good agility and a good burst of space. His biggest flaws are his physicality and ball retention. He gives the ball away 3 times out of 4 and it is very frustrating. He is also a massive confidence player and when it is down he is shocking. But if he can hit top form i am confident he will take the league by storm. I was so excited when he signed and want it to work for him at old trafford but it is looking extremely unlikely.


6.) 12 Jan 2018 20:33:26
P3 your taking the micheal aren't you. He would be good for us, works better in a team where he doesn't need to defend, he can't dribble, his flaws are physically and ball retention, always guiving the ball away and is frustrating. Struggles with confidence and is ideal for us. Yes i'm sure every man u fan would want him gone to arsenal and sanchez in a swap. Yeah right, well we ain't getting him and you ain't getting sanchez. He going to the noisey neighbours and to win leagues.


7.) 12 Jan 2018 21:19:31
wow talk about misreading someone's post steve. Firstly, in regards to the comment about defensive responsibilties, i think every football fan can agree that arsenal play a more expansive style of football than any mourinho team. Secondly, miki clearly has talent as we saw in Germany as player of the year it just has not worked out for him at united. Thirdly, I never said sanchez was coming to united, I personally think he is off to city. I was just adding my two cents worth in on my view on miki seeing as though he plays for my team. I think I am a much better judge than you mate.


8.) 12 Jan 2018 22:06:51
P3 I'm not doubting that you are a better judge. I just like the way you say he would be good for arsenal then come out with all these negative traits. I still think my original statement is correct. Man u fans aren't impressed.


9.) 12 Jan 2018 22:18:51
Oh and it should be 25 mil and martial, then we might start talking.


10.) 12 Jan 2018 22:40:29
Yeh that’s fair enough I was just pointing out areas which he needs to improve. But I honestly think your style of play would suit him better. Likewise he would fit in better in city or liverpool’s Team. Haha Martial is my favourite player so it would have to be £100m+ because that boy has some serious talent 😂.


11.) 12 Jan 2018 23:09:08
Funny i think martial would be a better fit for us.


12.) 13 Jan 2018 12:34:49
Arsenal have asked for martial swap deal with sanchez.


13.) 13 Jan 2018 17:10:46
Sb the only problem with that is sanchez. He wants citeh and we can't and probably don't want to persuade him to go to mardy maureen.


14.) 13 Jan 2018 22:25:48
Do you not think he could be persuaded with utd by the lure of playing every match. Pep likes to rotate especially his forwards and although when he is happy sanchez is a fantastic player would he get in every game ahead of aguero, jesus, kdb, sterling and silva.


15.) 14 Jan 2018 14:00:20
Despite the opinions vented above, it looks highly likely that Sanchez will go to United. Quite frankly, I don 't care where he goes, as long as he goes - his whining and groaning has become more than grating. With regard to Mkhitarayan, we tried hard to sign him when he went to United and opinion on this board was critical of the club for not putting in greater effort! If United offered £25m plus Mkhitarayan, I'd take it like a shot. It doesn't affect any other transfer targets, and leaves us considerably better off than the £20m City are reputed to want to pay.


 

 

23 Dec 2017 22:40:28
Hey Eds, any truth in rumours about hirving Lozano and is he any good. Thanks.

Ben.sotiris1984

{Ed002's Note - Yes Arsenal and Everton are interested. He is having a good season.}


1.) 24 Dec 2017 08:28:30
Thanks.


 

 

17 Aug 2017 17:51:36
Hi Eds, a lot of people saying Draxler is available is this true? I don't think it has worked out for him in France has it, So why would people think he would work in the EPL? What are your opinions on him being a suitable and obtainable sanchez replacement (if he was to leave) .

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{Ed002's Note - Draxler has been offered to two sides right now - one is from the Premier League but not by his club. They have not offered him for sale, if they did they would likely speak to Arsenal.}


1.) 19 Aug 2017 05:37:59
Great info ed002. I presume they're offering him on loan as he'd be unhappy with being benched for Neymar.

{Ed002's Note - As I said, PSG are not offering him to anyone right now.}


2.) 19 Aug 2017 14:21:39
Yeah, I misread your post I think.


 

 

 

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06 Jun 2018 17:13:03
Typical arsenal, everyone else goes shopping at harrodds and we go to Adli.

Ben.sotiris1984

1.) 06 Jun 2018 17:25:55
You can't beat a bit of aldi mate
28 day matured 8oz sirloin for £3.49 or M&S 6oz sirloin for £7.49? and with the £4 you saved you can have yet another all day breakfast:-)


2.) 06 Jun 2018 17:27:40
I didn’t know Aldi give things away for free 😂
Joking aside I don’t think it’s the worst idea in the world. From what I can gather Lichtensteiner is a dedicated athlete and grounded. Maybe money isn’t as free as it has been and they are having to be a little savvy with the signings. I’m sure some others will come in ov.


3.) 06 Jun 2018 18:22:46
I still think we will see relatively big signings but we are making sure we get what we need before we go all out on what we want, extremely sensible and extremely positive.
If we need 5 but would like 7 and have 150 millions to get them all with it makes sense to spend on what you need first then treat yourself with what's money is left over on the two you would ideally like.
It's been a while since we had such a good approach in my opinion as in recent years we've been far too attack focused in the transfer market.


4.) 06 Jun 2018 18:28:36
Papawhatever will be joining us soon too in my opinion :-)


5.) 06 Jun 2018 19:16:38
Adli on a free would be a brilliant signing. Nothing wrong with signing one of the best touted youngsters for nothing! Some say he’s good enough to play at the level of the prem but obviously just needs more experience 👌🏻.


6.) 06 Jun 2018 21:06:49
Only one way to get experience Glen!
We've seen good prospects like Jay Emanuel Thomas and Jay Simpson go to championship sides do well then fail to make the grade in the premier league, if their good enough their old enough like Rooney was and Rushford is.


7.) 06 Jun 2018 21:20:59
You bagged a few there Ben. 😂😂.


8.) 07 Jun 2018 08:14:30
Exactly, come and train with the first team and if he makes a good impression then why can't he hit the ground running? At the very least he will play a big part in the under 21's and 23's. Nothing wrong with young talent for nout!


 

 

17 May 2018 08:48:42
Any rumours about who arteta would bring in as back room staff xavi? Inieista? Might be quite nice.

Ben.sotiris1984

1.) 17 May 2018 09:16:38
Not sure, but I've heard his first 2 signing's are Rosicky and Diaby 😉.


2.) 17 May 2018 12:50:06
Surely Sassoon and Clarke being added to back room staff 😀COYG.


3.) 17 May 2018 12:59:11
:-) Sussex.


 

 

14 May 2018 11:48:49
I guess this week will be an interesting one, the board said they wouldn't approach anyone while the season is still being played out of respect, so I guess most rumours up until now have just been speculation. Still hoping for allegri nor sure if I would be too upset with the Spanish waiter though.

Ben.sotiris1984

1.) 14 May 2018 12:03:45
Arteta, would be worse than the decision to keep wenger on for the last two years. We eould end up being the new west ham or crystal palace.


2.) 14 May 2018 13:10:41
Rafa is the Spanish waiter.


3.) 14 May 2018 13:18:10
Lets hope that the board give him the tip and let him serve us then, over the joke that is arteta.


 

 

12 May 2018 18:15:28
Ornstein saying no concrete candidate and that arteta is still on the cards this seems crazy or am I missing something?

Ben.sotiris1984

1.) 12 May 2018 18:30:39
They are supposed to be taking their time assessing the pros and cons of all their candidates, to get it right. If that is true, Arteta is not an option. I really can't see that happening, unless he comes as a no2.


2.) 12 May 2018 18:50:02
Completely agree, we need someone who can get a team working, not know how to play football, he didn't do it on the pitch why would he do it off. Imo we have good players but lack the tactical knowhow and teamwork it takes to be consistent, allegri would definitely bring this and sort out the likes of ozil and xhaka the way he did pogba. The new manager is one position in which we can't gamble or go cheap. Bring in allegri with Vieira or arteta as no2.


3.) 12 May 2018 22:20:28
ornstein is very reliable when it comes to arsenal news. i have lost count of the number of times ornstein reports something and it turns out to be true. If ornstein says there are no concrete candidates out there, i believe that to be true.

I am surprised allegri is not a strong candidate though. As much as i don't vouch for his style, there is no doubt he is a serial winner. He will quickly move us up the table. I prefer some one or two other candidates to him, due to their style of play, but i would be happy with allegri.


 

 

08 May 2018 11:20:37
Would love allegri, 5-3-2 I think would suit us. Let's see how he can couch players like Chambers, holding, mustafi and the new greek guy before say we need to spend big on defenders. Just remember how much van dijk cost. Do you really want to spend that amount if we have players with significant potential. The formation would also suit our wing backs remember kolasinac was the best left back in Germany last year above some cracking players. If our defence is managed by allegri, like it was by Graham or on the pitch by Adams, bold, keown, Campbell and the like then our attack will flourish with his cou term attacking style and our pace. If its true and wenger made all the decisions this is the first time the board has act had to make one, let's hope they make the right one.

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16 May 2018 22:40:10
Thanks Ed, so the board are again standing in the way of us competing again. As I said this seems to be the first major decision they've had to make and they are going to mess it up. Can't understand why you would bring in a new chief scout and sporting director the likes of mislintat and Raul and give them a shoe string budget, surely they'll be gone before long like all of our previous assets. I can't wait for wenger to write this book and read about what really went on.

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05 Mar 2018 18:39:18
Definitely deserves a good send off. A bit harsh about the last 10 years malaga. No one could have forseen the amount on money that has been pumped into some clubs, he kept us in the cl despite this. I think the last 2 seasons is where he has really lost touch, the season Leicester won there was so much change at the other top 4 clubs we should have taken our chance and invested then. Since that season the other clubs have become stable and we are out of the picture.

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13 Jan 2018 22:25:48
Do you not think he could be persuaded with utd by the lure of playing every match. Pep likes to rotate especially his forwards and although when he is happy sanchez is a fantastic player would he get in every game ahead of aguero, jesus, kdb, sterling and silva.

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12 Jan 2018 19:26:20
The fact that they are man u fans means we can't trust their judgement of football, I suppose seven militant would have the best knowledge of the player and know if he would be a fit for the club and league. Almost definitely won't happen but would be nice to get a replacement and cash for him.

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12 Jan 2018 18:03:34
No, just heard the rumour and thought it was a good deal. Miki hasn't been given a chance by Jose and as we know his judgement of players is extremely questionable (kdb, lukaku)

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27 May 2018 08:19:54
I think that was Liverpool big chance, echoes our defeat in cl. The team will now be picked apart over the coming seasons salah, sane etc. will go, milne will retire. They put in some good performances but needed that win to push on to bigger things like we did so many years ago. Despite playing well in pl they finished fourth (just) , i think next season could be tricky for them. May seem a bit harsh but in the same way winning g a competition in stills a winning mentality, losing one can make players wonder if they are good enough, just ask a spurs fan.

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18 May 2018 22:37:23
What experience has nagelsmann got in champions league? Went out in qualifies and knocked out of europa. I'm not endorsing arteta but if allegri, ancelotti etc don't want to leave their current job or work under the structure we have then the next level of manager would be big Sam or moyes. Would we be happy with that, no way! If arteta gets the job I hope he brings in experienced back room staff and the fans and players give him a chance otherwise we have set ourselves up for a doomed season.

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14 May 2018 13:10:41
Rafa is the Spanish waiter.

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12 May 2018 18:50:02
Completely agree, we need someone who can get a team working, not know how to play football, he didn't do it on the pitch why would he do it off. Imo we have good players but lack the tactical knowhow and teamwork it takes to be consistent, allegri would definitely bring this and sort out the likes of ozil and xhaka the way he did pogba. The new manager is one position in which we can't gamble or go cheap. Bring in allegri with Vieira or arteta as no2.

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01 Feb 2018 22:13:40
Did aubameyang not play in the champions league? If so then he can play in the europa surely?

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