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31 Aug 2017 14:35:23
Can anyone explain what happened to Kelechi Nwakali and Takuma Asano?

I believe Asano has gone back out on loan but is he not worthy of getting some game time with Arsenal?

As for Kelechi Nwakali, i understand he was tipped for big things but haven't seen much of him either?

Another player i like to keep tabs on is Krystian Bielik. I know he's only 19 but when has age ever been a factor if you're good enough?

Glenn1308

1.) 31 Aug 2017 14:55:14
I believe asano has visa issues or at least he did last season. I may be talking out of my arsenal though.


2.) 31 Aug 2017 19:47:57
Kelechi back out to a team in Holland on loan.


 

 

12 Aug 2017 12:54:53
to me, last nights match proves one thing. We still need help defensively!
I don't know how many times we need to struggle at the back but come on. Going forward, we played some amazing football and it was fantastic to watch but talk about nervous every time there was a counter attack!
Van Djik is surely a must have based on that performance and J M Seri.
Appreciate we have many players so we really to offload in both those positions also.

Glenn1308

1.) 12 Aug 2017 14:47:19
We need to get our CB's back, that's for sure. However, any team would struggle with 5 CB's out or not ready to start: Mustafi, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gabriel and Koscielny. We were left with 9ne young CB and two LB's!


2.) 12 Aug 2017 15:48:39
We do need them back yes and we need another! There are too many that are not good enough. Holding, Kos, Van Djik and Mustafi would be more then enough for us to hold a title winning squad!

How can we start a season with 2 full backs making up the back 3. Shocking.

As for being negative, no fan wants to be but despite a win, defensively we were shocking! We have the time to fix it so why wouldn't we try. COYG!


3.) 12 Aug 2017 21:03:17
As well as the defence the midfield duo were hopeless at stopping attacks, xhaka allowed the first goal scorer a free header and was weak and gave the ball away for the second. While he provided an assist at the other end, he didn't win one aerial battle or make one tackle all night. That is our problem.


4.) 12 Aug 2017 22:10:16
we need 2 CBs before the start of next season.

1 - Mertesacker - Retiring
2 - Kos - still awesome but last season we started to see him lose pace, he's what, 31 - 33. need a replacement.

as for the op, we played a young cb and 2 lbs, any team would have struggled defensively.


5.) 13 Aug 2017 07:15:33
I suggest that we see how the back three perform once the CBs are fit. I agree that we need to consider buying a CB and I would try and buy Van Dijk, as Southampton may prefer to sell to us opposed to Liverpool. Van Dijk in the centre with Mustafi and Koscielny either side would be excellent. Mete, Gabriel and Holding could provide cover. In respect of DM players, if he had been fit I would have played Coquelin against Leicester taking into account the defensive absences this would have made sense, opposed to Elneny who is more offensive. What concenerd me was that we were set up so offensively, with both wing backs flying forward and neither Ox nor Bellerin are th best at defensive duties. Don't forget Bellerin was originally a wide offensive player. Kolasinac was very influential, but as one of the 3 CB's he was often found quite far forward. We play Stoke away next and I would like to see Coquelin brought in for Elneny to provide greater defensive stability. The back three should comprise of Mustafi, Merte and I can't decide whether to play Holding or Monreal? I would probably plump for Monreal as Holding played poorly against Leicseter and Monreal's experience may be necessary at Stoke. Once back from suspension, Koscielny would come in for Monreal and Gabriel for Merte.


6.) 13 Aug 2017 10:00:23
I'm not too worried about the back line as I'm sure mustafi and kos will add some stability. Maybe another cb would help. I agree with Steve a DM is needed. Also i would've liked a new young gk. granted it's hard with us having 2 bit Cech for me has been hit or miss lately. And ospina I have doubts about being our number one.


7.) 14 Aug 2017 12:20:32
Agree D16, Ospina is a good shot stopper but i fear he is a bit too small for a premiership keeper, he would have been even more exposed against Leicester with those long throws. I am a big fan of Butland, and would love to see him come in for next season, assuming he keeps fit this season, and of course I hope he has a stinker in his next game!


8.) 14 Aug 2017 12:31:08
Agree Epping butland was my choice. It's hard because we do have 2 quality keepers. Keeping 3 happy would've been impossible.


 

 

07 Aug 2017 17:45:30
Now Barcelona want Lemar. Are we really interested or will we just watch Barcelona say "You want 50 million yeah? " Done deal.

Can anybody confirm any real interest in anyone? Or are we getting our hopes up for further signings, now that we have signed Lacazette for big money.

Glenn1308

1.) 07 Aug 2017 18:23:16
Ed002 said earlier we could have signed Lemar ages ago but we are haggling on the price.

Typical Arsenal.


2.) 07 Aug 2017 18:29:40
Much will depend on our opening 3 fixtures Leicester home and Stoke Liverpool away none of which are going to be anything like a formality, they are all tough games.
Come through them unbeaten and I think Arsene will be convinced we have enough but lose 2 and I think he will panic buy The best of what's left available.


3.) 07 Aug 2017 19:44:24
We can't buy anyone until we persuade other clubs to buy our rejects. And that is proving tough, moving over paid, over priced failures isn't that easy.


4.) 07 Aug 2017 20:08:17
Subsidize the moves is the answer Steve, if a player is 70k with us and his potential new club will only pay 30k we should make up the difference for the remaining time of his contract with us, simple we lose less than if he stays the player gets to play football and his new club get a player they want.


5.) 07 Aug 2017 22:20:28
Gunner I think the clubs financial model is catching us up and strangling us.


6.) 08 Aug 2017 01:55:39
Funny isn't it, we finally begin bending our wage structure to get signings done/ retain players (as we fans often demand) , and it's what comes back to bite us when we want to move them on. Not saying other clubs don't have the same problem, but it's a little ironic.


7.) 08 Aug 2017 06:01:05
Wenger did state that we were looking to sign 2 to 3 players and we have signed 2. I believe the third would be a replacement for Sanchez, if he were to depart and hence the chase to sign Lemar. I do wish fans would understand how difficult it is to negotiate a deal. It is nowhere near as simple as slamming down £50m on the table and Lemar is ours. Firstly Monaco do not need the money having sold easily this summer. Indeed they are probably reluctant to make any further sales. I doubt that Monaco have said they want £50m, as the deal would have been done. If Monaco don't wish to sell the player, it is more likely that Arsenal are putting forward offers, only to see them rejected, without Monaco giving any indication of an acceptable fee. Hence the problem. I believe Sanchez will be sold late in the window, if Arsenal receive an offer above £35m, a huge fee for a player that can go for free next year. Then Arsenal will try and force a deal through for Lemar or another player. Reports are emerging fhat we have bid for Lucas Maura. As for the sales, I believe Jenkinson, Chambers, Gibbs and Perez will be sold before the window closes. Debuchy will be difficult to get rid of as he is on very high wages and is 32 years of age. We may have to loan him to a club and pay part of his wages. Akpom and Reine-Adelaide may go on loan. Campbell has serious injury, so nothing will happen in this window. Wilshere will go, if we are able to sell him. I also believe there may a shock sale of a player such as Giroud or Welbeck. In addition Ox looks likely to leave. At best I see one signing, if as I say Sanchez leaves.


8.) 08 Aug 2017 07:49:24
You bound be right RG. But that's a dangerous game for me. They should try get lemar done soon as possible. Like 2 weeks ago.


9.) 08 Aug 2017 10:03:50
D16, I'm sure all of us would have liked Lemar tied up, but it takes time to put together these deals, particularly if a club is reluctant to sell. Fingers crossed that we get the deal done and allow Sanchez to move on.


10.) 08 Aug 2017 10:46:42
Wire I agree but I'm not sure we bent our wage structure, just gave too much money to the wrong players with the wrong attitude or ability.


11.) 08 Aug 2017 14:12:35
Get the point, but it is almost that simple! If it is so difficult then why is it that teams like Chelsea, Man City and Man United can have a fee agreed, medical completed and signing announced within a few days? If it isn't that easy to negotiate a deal then why can other teams achieve it?

Because they pay the fee that they demand ensure that the deal doesn't fall through. That's why! can't expect the fans to accept that its difficult to negotiate a deal when other teams have easily achieved it, with the same clubs i might add. Mendy and Silva to Man City and Bakayoko to Chelsea. They had no real issues with Monaco like we are having over the Lemar deal?


12.) 08 Aug 2017 21:30:19
Agree Glen and that's why we don't compete, we don't sign the players we really want because their current club won't accept our evaluation so we take our valuation else and get a player we will settle for rather than one we really wanted and needed.
Perez is a good example of this, Danny Welbeck another Elney another all decent enough players but none were ever going to be good enough to turn us into contenders again but all came at a valuation we were content with.


 

 

15 Jul 2017 10:34:58
Morning Eds,

I'm reading of minor links to Marcelo Brozovic this morning. Can anyone clarify that we are perusing this option?

I posted a couple of months ago and said that we should target someone like him and its looks as if he could be our man! No firm links though.

Glenn1308

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of any recent interest from Arsenal. I know he is well liked and if he were to be available I would not be surprised to see Wenger throw his hat in the ring. However I don't know of any move to prize him away as of now.}


1.) 15 Jul 2017 12:58:08
Would you have any knowledge on Girouds situation? Reports saying £35 mil offer from Dortmund. I hope hey stays; great attitude and header ability but understand before WC he wants game time and starts.

{Ed001's Note - there are a few offers for him to consider, he is keen to move on.}


2.) 15 Jul 2017 13:34:08
Thanks Ed001. I can understand his decision and wish some supporters show more respect for his contribution. Guess we need Welbz to step in up. Maybe we can reallocate those funds for partial of Van Dijk fee.

{Ed001's Note - you have already replaced him with Lacazette.}


3.) 15 Jul 2017 13:58:41
Ed have you heard anything more reliable than paper talk regarding Van Dijk? Any gossip of CB's leaving the club? I can't begin to believe there's any truth in this unless 1 or 2 are moving on.

{Ed002's Note - Done to death.}


4.) 15 Jul 2017 13:59:28
Yeah, I believe he is an upgrade for the starting XI for sure. However to have a target man with his arial presence and that option off the bench will be lost. I think Welbz is better running on to the ball and when played as target takes to long to get his shot off, in comparison to Giroud.


5.) 15 Jul 2017 14:33:26
Thanks Ed! Do you know of any links to a strong DM? I personally feel that we need a strong solid player in the middle of the field. This will allow Ramsey and Xhaka to be more attacking minded and really play to their strengths! Its another position we have needed to fill for years. Viera has never been replaced.

{Ed001's Note - Vieira was never a DM, he had Petit behind him, Vieira played the box to box role Ramsey plays. Xhaka is the deep lying player who sits, mostly. I do agree he could be improved upon, but Wenger likes him there.}


6.) 15 Jul 2017 21:22:16
You can see by giroud body language he is leaving had a chances to pass to lava today and didn't and when lacca went to celebrate with giroud he just walked away.


7.) 16 Jul 2017 01:24:29
It's all in the hips Stephen👍🏻 That was a bloody good pick up mate. It was obvious that giroud hates lacazette for coming to the Arsenal. If you looked carefully enough at the bench when lacazette was taken off you could see him pulling petals from a daisy and if I'm not mistaken he was muttering the words he loves me he loves me not he loves me 🙄.


8.) 16 Jul 2017 03:50:08
Xhaka is our strong dm, centre half? We already gout our very own BFG.


9.) 16 Jul 2017 21:10:09
Per retires next year and his use this year will probably be cup matches or Europa working with the young players. Gabriel is still injured, when Kos isn't playing our defense is shaky, and Holding is great but needs more time. During the Australian tour Elneny was deployed as CB but that can't be a long term solution.


 

 

27 Jun 2017 13:14:18
It is so important to keep Sanchez and bring in Lacazette.
If we lose Sanchez then yes we are bringing in 20 goals with a new striker but we are losing 20 goals by Sanchez leaving.

Someone please tell me how that improves the squad? It doesn't. Yes it gives us the striker that we have all wanted for many years but we are losing it in other areas of the field.

Bringing him in and keeping Sanchez is so so important for us going in to next season! Plus one more class signing is needed in the middle and get rid of some of the dross! Ramsey, Xhaka and? (suggestions) would be all we need. Coq, Elneny and Wilshere need to be sold and regain some capital :)

COYG!

Glenn1308

1.) 27 Jun 2017 14:14:44
I agree but I'd keep Xhaka and Ramsey!
Xhaka will be a quality player for us next season!


2.) 27 Jun 2017 17:23:40
Just imaging 20 league goals Sanchez 20 league goals lacaztte and 20 league goals from another winger that would be nice.


3.) 27 Jun 2017 17:21:41
I think he was saying to keep them mate.


4.) 27 Jun 2017 17:29:46
I know that's why I have put 20 goals each plus another winger 60 league goals would be amazing.


5.) 27 Jun 2017 23:24:48
100% keep Ramsey and Xhaka! Just need another class signing there too! It's the others in that position that need to go! But we have to keep the attacking options we have otherwise it's another tough tough season ahead. Come on Wenger let's do some quality business and show Sanchez and Ozil that there is a title winning side being built! It has to be built this summer though!


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2017 08:24:40
Today is going to be a dreadful day for us. no doubt more departures with no one to replace! Saying that, Johnny Evans will probably end up staying but why go to a rival club? Haha. I hope something magical happens today but then again the last 10 years haven't been, so why now!

Glenn1308

{Ed033's Note - If posters moan too much, they might find their posts being placed on the Other Arsenal Posts page.


1.) 31 Aug 2017 08:49:11
Please follow through with that! We need some positivity!


2.) 31 Aug 2017 09:19:16
Just a question skywalker.
If we all band together with optimism and positivity and hold hands like carebears does this make one difference to the attitides and policies Arsene Wenger implements on behalf of Stan Kroenke?
Does it answer any of the perplexing and frustrating questions that hang over some of the decision making processes that contnue to stunt this club?
The people responsible for promoting and protecting positivity in relation to this football club right now are the silent money hungry owner, lying 'catylist for change' chief exec and deluded closed minded manager.
But you want us to play into their hands and ignore all the gross negligence these people have shown in relation to their roles and the contempt they have shown to us fans who they view as being no more than cattle with cash and credit cards.
Positivity for its sake is one thing but positivity just so you don't have to deal with the problems in this situation is at best counter productive and at worst deliberate PR spinning to ensure the money keeps coming in.
Do yourself a favour, if Arsenal is something you think anout daily and care about, and demand more from your club. Look to get out of it what you invest.
Im all for positivity, let's see some positive proactive, not reactive, action from the clubs figure head and decision maker Arsene Wenger. let's see him back this massive salary up as he's scrutinises inflation and overspending every where else on the game.


3.) 31 Aug 2017 09:40:39
I think you don't get it at all shambo. Your taking the positivity idea to an extreme. People who are displaying positivity ain't blind and most I've seen are now same as me fully behind the notion that Wenger should go and fully accept and agree with most you have to say mate. It's the constant venom and repetive bashing day in day out. Most if not all Arsenal fans are at the bottom mate and some would like to try and not feel so down about it and that makes it difficult when surrounded by people whining and moaning ten times a day on here saying the same thing over and over.


4.) 31 Aug 2017 09:47:34
Agree 100% Shambo. Are you sure your not my long lost twin.


5.) 31 Aug 2017 09:56:20
Think you said it perfectly Sanogo, I too agree with Shambo but you hit the nail on the head.

No matter what happens in this window, good or bad I truly cannot wait for Wenger to go.


6.) 31 Aug 2017 10:00:24
After this week things will calm down one way or the other, either people will be excited by someone like Draxler arriving or simply give up if nothing happens.
It's all the second guessing and trying to use logic to understand what should be happening that's driving people nuts.
Once the dust has settled on this window a calm acceptance will replace the disbelief and outrage.
Not long now people.


7.) 31 Aug 2017 10:11:44
Sanago really has said how I feel there. I'm not blind st all but the posts on here can be way over the top and repetitive. Wish the eds could do a whole moaning section so I don't have to read the same thing all day 😂 And a
Deluded section so the moaners can avoid us with false hope.


8.) 31 Aug 2017 10:24:40
My point is that this is MAINLY a rumours site, or a site for Arsenal SUPPORTERS.

If you don't have a rumour and aren't offering support, what are you doing here?


9.) 31 Aug 2017 10:36:15
I've definitely thumbed that Sanogo lad up. Or something like that.

D16, I can't believe you've forgotten to include an obituaries section. Shame on you! 😇.


10.) 31 Aug 2017 10:37:09
We seem to be on the same page alright Steve. 😂
Sanogo, maybe I don't get it and maybe you dont. Read my posts, there's never any venom or personal slander or name calling aimed at the people ushering our club into a state of rapid decline. I don't incite anyone else to resort to personal attacks either, I merely try to put proven historical acts of the people in charge of this club into context and try rationalise them, quite often the only way I can reconcile this is to surrender to the fact there is gross misconduct and negligence going unpunished and unaddressed at my football club, my football club that is a global powerhouse in the game but acts and operates like a lightweight for reasons I can't understand because they are shrouded in secrecy and a complete lack of transparency. If I were to compare Arsenal FC to another organisation it would be Scientology. Give us all your money, invest in our ideology, but don't question the authority.
I called Stan Kroenke silent and money hungry. Observe him, research his reputaion and how he is revered by the fans of his hockey team and AFL team. Its not up for debate and its not exactly slander.
Ivan Gazidis is a perpetual liar whos chief responsibility seems to be providing smokescreens and false dawns. Again this football club promote forward thinking and the promise for tomorrow or the next game so that we don't examine the past or engage in retrospective critical thinking. Were any of us to have the time to go back over the last dozen or so transfer windows and highlight the consistant inability to push through deals or conduct ourselves credibly well then I think there would honestly be a mass revolt. But who honestly thinks about the 40m plus £1 Suarez bid or turning our noses up at 34M for Higuain who then goes on to sell for double that to Juve two years later, the failure to trigger first option to bring Cesc back because it might 'stunt' Aaron Ramsey? I could go allday.
The first time these things happen you give the benefit of doubt. Its been 12 years of it now lads.
I don't call Wenger names. I respect him as he has merited. He was phenomenal. But he has driven his own agenda into the ground and us along with it and the further we declined the more closed off and rigid he has become. The idea and the approach he is persisting with is like iv said, counter productive at best and grossly negligent at worst, yet his contracts continue to rise and he continues to sign them.
Its my belief that if this false positivity rhetoric had been abandoned after the first 5 years of this carry on then we wouldn't be where we are now. All the WKBs could find their voices to give him the platform to plough on with his own rigid ideals but couldn't take the time to challenge them in a respectful and thought provoking way. And where are we now.
Arsene Wenger hasn't known best in over a decade. He monopolises the decision making processes of this club and acts in nunerous roles, doing none of them to the desired standard that will facilitate progress or meaningful change.
They don't even sigm players to give us a boost or for positivity reasons so don't give me the big spiel about getting behind a idealism that condsiders us fans as insignificant when it comes to their actions.
Life is short, Arsenal at this point in time will make it shorter for you.
Enough is enough now.


11.) 31 Aug 2017 10:45:23
Stepford fans you mean Skywalker :-)
Football is 100% dependant on fans passion and participation to survive and flourish.
Once a sport loses fans interest it's days are numbered and it's the same for any club too, I know former very emphasiastic Arsenal fans who have drifted away from the club and football simply because they became totally disillusioned by Arsenals lack of ambition to be more than 4th place make weights.
If the club are passionate about being all they can be sooner or later the fans will disappear as people following through force of habit only last so long.


12.) 31 Aug 2017 10:58:06
I am supporting my club.
Supporting its dire need for change by highlighting the utter state of neglect it finds itself in and by not allowing past instances of this neglegence to be disregarded purely for the baseless promise of future glory or 'catylists for change'.


13.) 31 Aug 2017 11:03:36
Shambo no one is disagreeing with, Sanogo is saying we are not BLIND but I'm guessing like you, we don't have the finances to do something about it.

I'd be more than happy to vent my feelings at the end of or prior to a game but not during it, our team needs all the help it can get.

Wenger really is, I'm sad to say, a busted flush but me voicing that over and over again on here achieves nothing but make most feel bloody miserable if we're not hacked off enough already.


14.) 31 Aug 2017 11:17:25
Like I say shambo your not really saying a lot wrong. But I believe you said it yesterday and the day before! Loud and clear mate . We're in a unique situation at our club where as I believe that Wenger won't be pushed or sacked so I think our hands are tied which is a discrace but I'm just trying to look to some kind of hope but it's hard mate.


15.) 31 Aug 2017 11:26:56
Shambo, I'll try and put it another way. Just because all of us don't react to a situation in the same way doesn't mean we aren't feeling the same things.

A hypothetical here: After two years of miserable weather, the sun finally comes out and it is a glorious day.

Ed025 will be thinking about all the barbecue he'll eat and all the Southern Comfort he'll wash it down with.

Steve. r will invariably moan about the colour of the sun, the fact that it's too hot, and that he hates the sound of birds chirping.

Raver will be allowed out to play in his blue Fisher Price push car that he so cutely calls his Subaru.

In short, they'll all enjoy the day in ways that brings them joy.

And on the flip side, they all also deal with angst in ways that makes sense to them.


16.) 31 Aug 2017 11:45:47
Ok, the last part of my message should have also included:

Most of us would go to watch Ed025 stuff his face or even Raver zipping about in his little blue car. Almost none of us want to hear steve moaning though. (Steve this is just a hypothetical so no offence meant)

And that's how most here feel when they hear the same things over and over again. They aren't blind, they aren't deluded, they aren't saying you're wrong.


17.) 31 Aug 2017 12:01:32
Sanogo,
I hear you bro. Maybe I need to step away from my own rigid principles and ideals.
RSharpe,
That post has changed my mood!
I just struggle with the lack of inclusion and the lack of respect I feel as a fan. Even things like the Mbappe interest seems deliberate purely for season ticket renewals.
I see Mahrez is off to Chelsea. Another who wanted us but we wouldn't follow through on. Ah well, heres to getting behind our new manager in 2019!


18.) 31 Aug 2017 13:24:55
Shambo, don't change a thing, you are an excellent poster and like you say, you don't get personal. Look forward to reading your immaculate posts.


19.) 31 Aug 2017 14:12:04
I think he posts some very good points myself steve. As do you.


20.) 31 Aug 2017 15:00:21
Shambo definitely does make very good points. His posts are always coherent and he obviously puts a fair bit of thought into them. Not a fan I'd like to see so disillusioned that he stops coming on here.


 

 

28 Aug 2017 19:54:19
Liverpool launch the bid we should of launched for Lemar, agreed a deal for Kieta and now Chelsea agree a fee for Ox.
Why the hell did he play yesterday over Kolasinac!
I love Arsenal but I am absolutely fuming. So disappointed.

Glenn1308

1.) 28 Aug 2017 20:25:47
We could have signed Lemar, one of Europe's most promising youngsters weeks ago, but wouldn't pay the £50m.

Liverpool will show us how it's done. Like they did on Sunday.


2.) 28 Aug 2017 20:36:41
Dags you know he's not for sale.


3.) 28 Aug 2017 21:22:13
Agree Steve, but after 3 weeks (allegedly) , of negotiating, at least offer a serious bid. Test their resolve.

Liverpool have been speaking to Monaco today, and their 2nd offer is £64m.


4.) 28 Aug 2017 21:39:25
Who at an equivalent or bigger club is going to want to sign up and join what is at best an Arsenal in a mess? Anyone from one of Europe's top clubs joining us would be doing so purely for money and certainly not through ambition, do we really need that right now?
Hopefully next summer things will be different at the club but for now we shouldn't make more desperation signings of more players who will come and simply go through the motions.


5.) 28 Aug 2017 21:48:50
Steve of course he's for sale. none of their players were 'for sale' until the money was right. they wanted 50+ and that's what they'll get from Liverpool and they've done it with all the others they've sold to the prem. Even Mbappe was not 'for sale'


6.) 28 Aug 2017 22:05:26
Bid has been rejected.


7.) 28 Aug 2017 22:36:40
Glen, I'm quoting Wenger.


8.) 29 Aug 2017 00:10:36
Quoting Wenger? I seem to recall Monaco themselves saying he was not for sale.


 

 

21 Aug 2017 09:58:21
Everyone saying the back 5 doesn't work. It does if you play the right players in the right positions!

Bellerin is superb at RWB, so playing him at LWB is pathetic!
Kolasinac - We brought him as a wing back so what do we do? Play him left side of the back 3! We make the change of formation and he is amazing!
Holding - Busting a gut and playing brilliantly when given the opportunity - Typical Arsenal, drop him and plkay bloody Monreal at CB!

Play the players in the correct position and get on with it! Way too much loyalty to the likes of OX. If you want to play him, play him on the right wing where he actually likes to play! Formation and players all over the place. Such a promising squad but its going to waste.

Glenn1308

1.) 21 Aug 2017 10:39:27
All summer people have been using 3 at the back as our big new weapon that would see us up there with the best of the rest now people are saying ditch it?
Wrong personal at the back and in cmf would make any system look wrong.


2.) 21 Aug 2017 10:39:27
All summer people have been using 3 at the back as our big new weapon that would see us up there with the best of the rest now people are saying ditch it?
Wrong personal at the back and in cmf would make any system look wrong.


3.) 21 Aug 2017 12:36:12
we used the formation when teams were on the beach.


 

 

10 Aug 2017 12:27:57
William Carvalho - £40m release clause and wants to come to the Premier League! let's get him to Arsenal then, it's a position we really need to fill! Wenger has shown interest in him before too. Even better!

Oh wait. West Ham want him according to Sly Sources. You're telling me a deal for him would be hard to negotiate? He would bite his hand off to come to Arsenal! Shame he will go to them instead.

Glenn1308

1.) 10 Aug 2017 13:08:50
Surely the fact only west ham are going for him says a lot.


2.) 10 Aug 2017 14:13:59
Nzonzi would be better.


3.) 10 Aug 2017 14:15:26
Yes dreadful player, i mean, what's he ever won, apart from the European Championship with Portugal.! The only reason perhaps why others have been scared off is i seem to remember Ed02 stating he had a complicated contract, perhaps with more than one owner? Otherwise he fits the position we need, he is a winner, and he can play, and he is way under 30, unlike others such as Mutuidi.


4.) 10 Aug 2017 14:27:44
Not even West ham wanted Xhaka that was before last seasons unimpressive efforts :-)
Get Carvalho in and let's choose between him and Xhaka who we prefer next May says I.


5.) 10 Aug 2017 14:53:21
when nzonzi was at stoke people laughed. very good player.


6.) 10 Aug 2017 15:08:13
Saying that I did hear few weeks back he hasn't been the same player since his injury. Just have to trust the guys at the club I guess. Remember when we was crying out for m'villa. Thank f*** we kept clear of him.


7.) 10 Aug 2017 15:30:59
Yes Ed told us that his situation is difficult but I thought third party ownership of players was illegal now? Perhaps that's just in England.

{Ed002's Note - There is no issue


8.) 10 Aug 2017 17:14:37
Nzonzi would be a great signing and he's playing some of the best football of his career. He wouldn't be one of the most sought after midfielders in La Liga otherwise. As for Carvalho, most other teams don't need him in the top flight because they have already have players in that position.

Whereas, we have needed to fill the empty space for years. We should sign one of them and play them along side Xhaka or Ramsey. Strength in the middle as well as great creative play going forward.


9.) 10 Aug 2017 20:57:23
Agree with you Derby. Watch a lot of Spanish footy on TV and Nzonzi was brilliant for Seville last season, and he plays in exactly the role that we are crying out for. Add to that he is way over 6ft, so handy defending corners. I wouldn't be unhappy if he came back to the prem with us.


10.) 10 Aug 2017 22:29:14
spot on epping.


 

 

03 Jul 2017 15:22:19
With Lacazette imminent and the possible signing of Mahrez on its way, what do people think about a 4th signing?

Im over the moon that we could be signing some brilliant talent and a proven striker at last!

However, with Sanchez possibly leaving, i still feel another addition in the holding midfield role is needed? Sanchez's work rate both offensivly and defensivly will be missed but with our attack growing i think more solidarity in the middle would be best?

Leon Goretzka being a brilliant prospect to aim for! Thoughts?

Wenger did say 3 maximum but if Sanchez leaves (i hope not! ) then we can get some money back and bring in another?

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1.) 03 Jul 2017 15:52:19
He is one of those players that you can see instantly . Great player lots of drive and talent.


2.) 03 Jul 2017 16:14:55
Very much agree, and would give Ramsey more of a licence to push up, like he does with Wales. I also think we need a keeper.


3.) 03 Jul 2017 16:29:04
Agree with that 100% also. There are other positions in the team that need addressing but critical areas for me are those mentioned above!

Sew what happens ay! :)


 

 

 

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24 Aug 2017 13:10:45
Some things i've read is that he is struggling to build a good relationship with the other players. But correct, he's human!

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18 Aug 2017 23:05:30
And now Arsenal want to re-coop the money the spent and will listen to offers of £35m. let's make our defence worse!

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18 Aug 2017 17:33:39
Paper talk state that he is in talks with Inter Milan over a 34m transfer.

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12 Aug 2017 15:48:39
We do need them back yes and we need another! There are too many that are not good enough. Holding, Kos, Van Djik and Mustafi would be more then enough for us to hold a title winning squad!

How can we start a season with 2 full backs making up the back 3. Shocking.

As for being negative, no fan wants to be but despite a win, defensively we were shocking! We have the time to fix it so why wouldn't we try. COYG!

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10 Aug 2017 17:25:38
Ibraim_96 - We should sign a replacement yes, but the chances are we wont. We have a couple areas that need attention and i hope that's in the middle! Agree though, we should :)

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28 Aug 2017 21:48:50
Steve of course he's for sale. none of their players were 'for sale' until the money was right. they wanted 50+ and that's what they'll get from Liverpool and they've done it with all the others they've sold to the prem. Even Mbappe was not 'for sale'

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11 Aug 2017 14:47:00
We don't have CL. but we do have Europa League which comes with more fixtures than the CL am I wrong? Wenger saying it will have to be an exceptional player if anyone else joins us this summer doesn't really look promising. Looks like we will have to pray that everyone can stay fit and hope Lacazette can carry the weight of him and Sanchez on his shoulders. Not that he should have too!

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10 Aug 2017 17:14:37
Nzonzi would be a great signing and he's playing some of the best football of his career. He wouldn't be one of the most sought after midfielders in La Liga otherwise. As for Carvalho, most other teams don't need him in the top flight because they have already have players in that position.

Whereas, we have needed to fill the empty space for years. We should sign one of them and play them along side Xhaka or Ramsey. Strength in the middle as well as great creative play going forward.

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04 Aug 2017 09:56:31
Cech
Holding Mustafi Kos
Bellerin Kolasinac
Xhaka Ramsey
Ozil Sanchez
Lacazette


Cech
Bellerin, Mustafi, Kos, Kolainac
Xhaka, Ramsey
Ozil
Wallcott Sanchez
Lacazette


Cech
Holding Mustafi Kos
Bellerin Kolasinac
(Xhaka or Ramsey)

Wallcott Sanchez
Lacazette


Personally, i like playing 5 at the back and its certainly improving our game, evident by results. However, i feel we are short in the middle and really need to sign a strong CM! Xhaka and Ramsey are great but if we are playing 2 together we need a good defensive midfielder and let Ramsey or Xhaka play their game in attack!
I also feel Wallcott's position is an area that hopefully Lemar can fill!

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28 Jul 2017 12:00:44
Van Djik would be a brilliant signing but that isn't a realistic option for us. For one £70m+ isn't a price we will reach in this transfer window and Wenger already has 4 or even 5 options at CB.

William Carvalho. Now that is the signing we need! I would be very happy with Leon Goreztka if we couldn't get Carvalho but he is more attacking.

However, i still don't see us signing any of these!

Lemar. I reckon this will happen! Great signing! Still one or 2 positions away from a title winning first 11 though!

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