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29 Oct 2017 01:53:06
I am suprised by the lack of comments about the AGM at the moment. Wenger gave a fantastic and sincere speech, which also reflected the current situation in modern football. Although we are currently stuck with the rest of the board who are out of touch and aren't diverse. The fact that Keswick dissmissed somebody who has spent £80,000 shares in the club is not acceptable. Also I am sure that in our lifetimes many of us have spent thousands on the club that we love. Wenger acknwledged us as fans, although Kroenke and Keswick were completley out of touch.

Dymond Gooner

1.) 29 Oct 2017 21:30:28
It seems like the board is happy with our performances and league finishes - in fact that we overachieve

Wenger seems to have given a good account of himself, still wants to win the league and understands that the past is in the past except that it sets the high expectation of the fans. He clearly loves the club and wants to win the EPL before he retires with the fa Cup not being enough. Clearly still understands the fans and is still a winner

Question is - do the Baird want it enough to invest what's required to compete year in year out. What's City and Chelsea spend over past 10 years? Or are they happy with us run as we are .

2.) 30 Oct 2017 15:23:35
If Arsene thought someone else could do a better job than him as our manager would he make way? I don't doubt Arsenes love for Arsenal in the slightest but neither do I doubt his love for the game the job the day to day involvement of being with a too premier league club.
Arsene cannot quit because football management has become his life and even if we finished outside the europa league places he would want to carry on because he loves the game.
The AGM was a stage act and Arsene knows how to play the crowd and say all the right things as he has had 14 years of non competiveness to practice his lines.
He talks title ambition but his transfer business never seems to back up those words but instead return a healthy profit for the board.
No Arsene no more fans patience and loyalty no Stan calling the shots no Arsene as manager, don't be fooled by words or lack of words either Arsene and the board are united 100% behind the scenes because they need each other to be allowed to carry on as always and with all due respect to you both Dymond and SY but their tried and tested formula of keeping the fans at bay continues to work.

3.) 30 Oct 2017 16:59:57
This is the thing G62 your first paragraph I agree with 100%. But the second half not so much. I don't think arsene is out to con the fans I don't think as you say the tried and tested method of keeping the fans at bay is working either. I can't speak for all but most fans I speak to on here and at the ground think it's time to go. Those fans range from the I think it's time to go fans to the Wenger is a piece of rubbish fan. Like you say you don't question wengers love of the club it stand ms to reason that with love comes a blindness, a refusal to let it go and that's what I believe it is with him. Stubbornness and dillusion fueled by his own desire.

4.) 30 Oct 2017 18:40:29
Blinded, deluded, out of touch or stubborn is stopping arsenal having an arsenal manager capable of challenging again because of wenger. Who waffles and waffles to justify his existence as arsenal manager. These last few years we have been denied the chance to go forward because of his arrogance. And like gunner says, if arsene new a better manager, would he step aside? No he wouldn't because he is clinging on to a false hope that he has.

5.) 30 Oct 2017 20:54:43
I can't disagree with that steve!

6.) 30 Oct 2017 21:22:14
Still hope he proves me wrong. I know, dreamer.

7.) 30 Oct 2017 22:28:29
It's not been a dreamer. He is here and we still want to win. And by us I mean the fans 😂.

8.) 31 Oct 2017 12:06:37
We all want it Sano mate but doesn't anyone really expect it?
We'd all be secretly very happy with 4th place come game 38 and I'm sure Liverpool fans probably would too, but Chelsea City Spurs Utd fans would all be disappointed with 4th place and consider it an underachievement.
I do long for a bit of there ambition to really catch on here too, I think 2 seasons back 4th place was a bit of disappointment for many of us too but now it's a real ambition which is further proof that we are all going backwards Wether we admit to ourselves or not.

9.) 31 Oct 2017 12:14:45
People used to bang on about 20 years of champions league football under Arsene, if we end up in the Europa again next season I wonder how long before people start saying 22 years of European football?
It seems to me we keep lowering the bar so Arsene and the team can still get over it.
Just my opinion but that's how it looks to me.




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20 Sep 2017 01:04:18
Hi guys, haven't posted in a while. Just doing some research tonight (as you do) and wondered which Arsenal players were most successful after we sold them. A suprising name came up Giovanni Van Bronckhorst. Won La liga twice, Champions League came runners up in the World Cup and has now won the league with Feyenoord as manager. Any other you guys can thinks of?

Dymond Gooner

1.) 20 Sep 2017 08:04:59
Those who joined City did ok plus fabregas he's picked up 2 premier league medals with Chelsea plus whatever he won with Barcelona and of course Ashely Cole who won just about everything with Chelsea there is to win plus was it 4 premier league winners medals?

2.) 20 Sep 2017 08:39:30
2 with Chelsea I think 62 because they have only won it 4 times or is it 5 . Il have to check.

3.) 20 Sep 2017 09:44:40
Didn't he win it twice under Mourinho the first time then under Ancelloti then Mourinho again Sanogo?
I haven't googled it but am just going from memory which isn't always as reliable as it could be :-)

4.) 20 Sep 2017 10:14:19
Bendtner done well.
He won 'Dick' of the year, 2 seasons running.

5.) 20 Sep 2017 10:17:37
Cole won the PL just once with Chelsea if I remember correctly.

6.) 20 Sep 2017 10:29:11
He won it once with Chelsea, 2010.

7.) 20 Sep 2017 10:37:22
Yeah just checked he won it twice with us.

8.) 20 Sep 2017 11:09:10
Really? Just goes to show how unreliable my memory is.
He can't have ever won it under Mourinho then?
I beginning to doubt myself now, did he ever play for Chelsea at all, or have i just imagined that too :-)
Does Dags not really have 28 cats? Did Steve not really appear in Robin hood prince of thieves as one of the merry men?
I can't have imagined it all, can I? :-)

9.) 20 Sep 2017 12:51:39
G62, not sure about the rest but Dags only has one cat. It may seem like he has multiple cats because he changes the cat's name every time he forgets and has to change his password on the arsenalrumours page.

10.) 20 Sep 2017 18:01:57



26 Apr 2017 21:48:39
That is what I like to see, one nil to the Arsenal.

Dymond Gooner

1.) 26 Apr 2017 22:35:56
And I like to see 1-0 at spurs.

2.) 27 Apr 2017 00:13:20
It was at place weren't it raver 😜.

{Ed033's Note - it were at mill. Trouble at t' mill 😋.

3.) 27 Apr 2017 05:21:53
I see raver is stalking us again. Mind you I understand his fascination with Arsenal, supporting the toot has been so depressing and with the run in Chelsea have the pain at the lane looks likely to continue. No trophies in his short lifetime is a depressing reality.

4.) 27 Apr 2017 09:26:48
He always seems to catch my posts. That Suburu mouse is like Colin McRae.

5.) 27 Apr 2017 10:10:00
We just keep winning R. G., we are the only club in the league undefeated at home and you are still a massive 14 points behind us lol. I am fascinated by Arsenal lol what's that R. G. Looking down at you at 6 th place with no European history.

6.) 27 Apr 2017 12:21:51
The thing is raver, as good as your team is at the moment it will never be remembered unless you win some silverware. We finished second last year and it means nothing. So when people look back on the past 5 years in 10 years time they will see arsenal with 2 possibly 3 FA cups and spurs with nothing. Granted this season is the season that you spurs fans will remember but we have over 50 seasons where we have finished above you! It pales in comparison really.

7.) 27 Apr 2017 14:11:11
Dymand the late great Colin mcrae had nothing on the raver, I'm more like Nikki lauder driving around London but with the sound system pumping and smashed right off my face.



20 Mar 2017 08:43:55
Hi guys, I think we should get behind the team no matter what happens over the next month or so. Wenger leaving now (at this time of the season) could cause more harm than good. As Wrighty and Charlie Nicholas say the board and the players need to take a bit of responsibility for the poor results. The protests at West Brom were likened to 'Whacky Racers' on the Sunday Supplement and such acts are making us fans look silly. I am not a pro or anti Wenger, but the atmosphere is poisonous at the moment and it needs to be sorted before we go in to freefall.

Dymond Gooner

1.) 20 Mar 2017 12:01:05
Why does the board have to take responsibility? They gave him close too 300 million over the past 5 seasons.

What have we to show for it.

2.) 20 Mar 2017 12:00:32
I'm afraid we are in free fall, it's gone too far.

3.) 20 Mar 2017 13:25:59
I think free fall is a bit strong. We have had a poor run with some very poor results, but its worth bearing in mind that Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs are not doing that much better. The EPL is more competitive now than it has been for some years and in the round of three or four seasons we have spent considerably less than other clubs, yet few other than Chelsea are that far ahead of us. I think sometimes we run the risk of talking ourselves down too much amid expectations that are justifiably high, but not tragic when unmet.

For the record, my view is that Wenger has come to the end of his time with us, and an oveall positive experience it has been. Don't forget most of the seventies were dismal, as were most of the eighties and from 91 - 96 we may have won two cups in one year, but we played the most dismally yawnmaking football - I recall sittting through a game with a midfield of Selley, Keown, Hillier, and Jensen. Wenger will go at some point, the main question is how the club handle the succession, and how quickly we may lament his departure!



16 Mar 2017 08:47:10
I have been trying to think about the current situation at Arsenal and what is best for the club. I had a discussion with a work colleague yesterday (who is also an Arsenal fan) , who stated 'shouldn't we also think about what is best for Arsene?'He stated that he was being treated poorly by us and deserves another crack of the whip with another club. Whether he is right or wrong, maybe there is an element of sense in his statement.

Overall the 10-2 against Bayern isn't acceptable and any other manager would have been given marching orders after that, including the performance in the league. Maybe the board are aware of the current squad limitations and are worried that any other manager would finish in the bottom half of the league. The squad issues are Arsene's and we have been set up to fail for a long time, but for some reason he can get poor players to finish in the top 4. This has made him difficult to replace, we couldn't do a Chelsea style squad overhaul, due to funds, so it would take years for any other manager to get us to compete.

Dymond Gooner

1.) 17 Mar 2017 02:07:26
I'm not going to go in to the whole this player was available for the same or less money thing as it's getting old, but ultimately if we're to believe what Wenger has alluded to a few times he is and has been in charge of recruiting players and to a certain extent the amount we pay for them, so I'm afraid the frankly poor squad limitations falls directly on him.

2.) 18 Mar 2017 09:13:39
Xhaka - £34m v Kante - £30m
Mustafi - £35m v Davie Luiz - £30m
Ozil - £42m v Hazard - £32m

We clearly do have the finances to match Chelsea. We've been spending more money on players not as good wuality as Chelsea signings. Don't we also have a higher wage bill too?

Think its clear we can compete with the big boys, its just the manager and his transfer policy isn't working.

3.) 18 Mar 2017 12:34:59
I no longer think it's down to the players we buy or don't buy as i once did.
Cech Mustafi Ozil Sanchez should have made a difference but they haven't made any at all
I'm now convinced that if we'd signed Kante instead of Xhaka nothing would be any different despite Kante being so obviously a much better player, the mentality at the club is far bigger than any players we could bring in.
If Chelsea and Arsenal swapped entire squads this summer we still wouldn't compete because we as a club wouldn't get the best out of them, a very large part of that has to be down to Arsene Wenger maybe not 100% but he's certainly the lion's share of the reason.



15 Feb 2017 08:45:01
Really hoping for a win or a draw tonight. We have Sanchez this year against Bayern, ao hopefully the mental block/ confidence issuea don't occur. On another note, I remember the conversations on the banter page being very similar last year. We eventually came second, even if it was with a whimper.

Dymond Gooner

1.) 16 Feb 2017 00:01:00
The performance was so bad I just disliked my own comment.

2.) 16 Feb 2017 12:56:17
Haha Dymond, that was a gem.




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29 Sep 2017 19:45:18
Would rather Wenger anyday over Ancelloti.

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29 Sep 2017 19:44:28
Interesting observation, Monreal will play I think, hopefully Chambers will get a go this week. By the way, can't wait to see Jack again after last night.

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12 Aug 2017 00:25:50
Thanks Ed 002 you are a legend.

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22 Apr 2017 00:21:31
This is great ed, really appreciate you doing this. I was calling my work collegue to get info before, because he went to school with one of the player's in Spain. Your info is spot on.

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31 Jan 2017 01:32:07
Hi guys I normally respect your posts. But please don't flippantly state 'offload Giroud'. He has shown nothing but loyalty for Arsenal as you should also. He has got a very good goals record and has a better mentality than Benzema.

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27 Apr 2017 09:26:48
He always seems to catch my posts. That Suburu mouse is like Colin McRae.

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20 Apr 2017 19:07:43
I was just about to do a similar post. Last one was great.

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04 Apr 2017 08:44:13
I know it is a shame, but I think we could do well in the Europa league next season. It might add a bit of confidence to the team. The Champions League always causes us problems around Feb. It might help us modify our game as well, because top 4 is no longer a guarantee.

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16 Feb 2017 00:01:00
The performance was so bad I just disliked my own comment.

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31 Jan 2017 01:34:53
Overall the best thing at the moment would be stability. Sort the contracts out before transfers.

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