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21 May 2018 16:35:53
Hello everyone I get the feeling that the longer the uncertainty goes on the more I get to feel its not Arteta. There is some other names mentioned but at the moment pigs ear comes to mind quicker than any name that comes up.

Highbury64

1.) 22 May 2018 00:06:35
You can say that again. It's never that easy with Arsenal- the rumours are in overdrive and who we actually get is always completely out of nowhere.


 

 

15 May 2018 18:25:00
Just Arsenal are saying that Tuttosport are saying Ancellotti turned Napoli because he has a pre agreement in place with Arsenal.
Anybody got any views on that.

Highbury64

1.) 15 May 2018 19:12:02
The only plus is that we are reading a lot of bollony and arsenal do usually do their business in secret.


2.) 15 May 2018 22:08:35
Shortlist of three: Viera, Allegri and Arteta

Allegri wants too much control and is reluctant to leave Juve.

Arteta is the likely appointee.


 

 

02 Mar 2018 18:53:49
My Dad bless him see some of the greats of British and World football and he said on a techinal
basis Bergkamp is up there with the, best of them. His goal against Newcastle and the one against Argentina were of the upmost quality. I not certain but I think he is the only player to get the 1-2-3 in MOTD goal of the month competition. Could put it about a bit as I remember as the elbow in Steve Lomas nose testifies.

Highbury64

1.) 02 Mar 2018 21:55:14
64 you are bringing a little tear to my eye just reminiscing.


2.) 02 Mar 2018 22:09:33
Yeah for such a technically brilliant player Denis wasn't afraid to mix it or take a hit, usually the more technically talented players can be a bit soft always wanting the ref to give them special treatment but Denis was as physical as most but brilliant talented at the same time.


3.) 03 Mar 2018 15:57:19
The most technically gifted arsenal player i have ever seen. Some of the stuff he used to do were ridiculous.


4.) 03 Mar 2018 22:40:16
DB best player we’ve had.


 

 

 

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12 Jun 2018 18:57:53
Hello everyone, very pleased so far with signings and a good chance of a couple more (Torreria and Soyancu)
With Leno looking like going to Napoli, how do we stand on the goalkeeping front, do you think Unal is going to spring a surprise or keep with what we got for time being. Lastly what's our expectations for next season. Me personally I am really looking forward to next season and am hoping Unai gets the time to turn this around but I am not expecting to much, improvement obviously but not setting the bar to high to early. What are you expecting next season fellow Gooners.

Highbury64

{Ed002's Note - Leno to Napoli?}


1.) 12 Jun 2018 19:11:50
Hello Ed002 I read somewhere that it was a done deal is that not the case then.


2.) 12 Jun 2018 19:29:27
Hi Highbury mate, 75 points plus isn't what I think we will get mate and if that's top 4 champions league qualification then whoppie and if not it's a huge improvement on last season.
80+ points and title challenging territory within 3 seasons.
I'm happy to be reminded of my 75 points plus prediction next May especially by Raver and Nes :-)


3.) 12 Jun 2018 19:59:27
Sorry that should read 75 points is what I think we will get :-)
Silly old sausage:-)


 

 

22 May 2018 09:56:10
I have to say that Emery was never in my list to replace Arsene because even though he was between, clubs he never came to mind. I think he is a solid choice still a gamble but so would be any new manager. I was of the opinion early yesterday that the club were making a pigs ear of it but according to some sources he was interviewed 2wks back and gave a very impressive performance.
So he is in the chair Gooners and we need to play our part and give him and the squad all our backing.
As for Arteta I think he his obviously highly regarded by Pep and if he is as good as Pep says he is his time will come.
So I going to sit back enjoy the summer see who we sign who we sell and cheer on England at the World Cup.
And last but not least to Santi thanks for the memories mate I wish you all the best.

Highbury64

1.) 22 May 2018 12:51:01
I think it was quite well kept under wraps, whenever I saw the odds I don't remember seeing him at all!


 

 

16 May 2018 18:54:10
Massive reservations about Arteta if he is the one but I will get, behind him 100% if he is the one. Yesterday he was over the finishing line and the bookies had allegedly stop taking bets, and I must admit I had resign myself to him being the new coach but today I am not to sure. I am just wondering have the board getting cold feet giving the job to such a young and experience manager and if that's type of manager/ coach they wanted surely Nagelstam or Paddy fitted the bill better. I am 100% Viera man but that appears not to be happening so in my view if it someone else its got to be Ancellott or Emery or a as a outside bet Rafa. Just like to say about the posters voicing their opinions about the Wenger out brigade . They are entitled to their opinions but it was clear in the last few seasons that despite 3 Fa Cups which at other clubs would have earned him a long long contract our form in the prem/ champions league was way below from what we should expect and first and foremost football is a results business then its absolutely clear in my mind it was time for Arsene to go.
As I said earlier whoever it is we all need to get behind him and the team for what could be a helluva rollercoaster of a ride.

Highbury64

1.) 16 May 2018 19:09:04
Mate I brought up the point that ed025 had said previously that people should be careful what they wish and I said that because panic would appear to have set in about who comes next rather than simply waiting to see.

Having supported Wenger for a long time I’m 100% glad he has hung up his coat and wanted him to do it after his last contract ended. I believe the vast majority did.

I have a manager I’d love to see here but ultimately it’s not my place to employ whoever so it’s a game of wait and see and ignore the utter row locks written in the press.

{Ed025's Note - can you enlighten us to who that is stoner?..


2.) 16 May 2018 19:22:40
If it does turn out to be Artetta ( which personally I don't think it will be) then none of us can genuinely have an educated opinion on his management ability because he's niether failed or succeeded anywhere before.
As for Arsene well I think the last decade has shown us he unfortunately is no longer capable of making Arsenal competive over 38 games with the points difference between us and that seasons champions never being in single figures once.
Arsene unfortunately left us in no question as to his current ability to take us forward while Artetta is certainly not the people's choice but there is a possibility he could get us back in the running and that's something Arsene couldn't offer anymore.

{Ed0333's Note - the question is can Arteta handle the pressure of a club the size of Arsenal and the vitriol of the jokers on Arsenal TV? As you say gunner we’ll never know until he has the job


3.) 16 May 2018 19:55:08
I'm a Wenger man, but have waivered over the past 12 months or so.

He has, and always will, have my total respect and admiration, but as G62 has pointed out previously, no title challenge, not even close, for past 14 seasons, meant it was time to move on managerially.

If I had to list my top 10 managerial choices, Arteta would be 11th. But, if appointed, would always get my support, albeit through gritted teeth.


4.) 16 May 2018 20:17:17
Sorry ed025, it’s Allegri mate but if we are going to gamble, which Arteta would be, then it’s Nagelsmann for me.

Don’t want Arteta, Ancelotti, Enrique or Fat SAM!

{Ed025's Note - i like allegri stoner, i dont think he will come if its a tight budget though mate..


5.) 16 May 2018 20:31:35
For me in this big bad footballing world, we don't need a rookie to drag us out of the dolldrums we are in. It is a big job but ot is also a job you can look at annd say, if we sort this and this out then obvious improvement will come. Get the guy to fit the bill. Then see what happens. We haven't got to be "brave" gazidis, just sensible.


6.) 16 May 2018 20:33:48
I don't know one person, friend or family who think arteta is a good appointment, in fact some of the reactions have been worrying.


7.) 16 May 2018 20:54:05
But Steve some of those friends will be saying I always thought he would be good IF he gets the job at all and should he finish top 4 next season.
Artetta certainly wouldn't be my choice for many reasons but it's ridiculous to write the man off SHOULD HE get the job at all.
Those who are getting outraged without anything going wrong simply because Artetta isn't their choice are getting upset about absolutely nothing but a silly rumour that no credible source has mentioned as about to happen.
Didn't Sky tell us Higguain was actually at the Emirates having his Arsenal medical at one point 3 or 4 years back:-)
Very reliable information that was :-)


8.) 16 May 2018 20:13:51
As you say Ed0333 mate he will have to be thick skinned from day one because Arsenal fan tv won't be short of critics even before he makes a single decision.
Agree 100% Dags, whoever the new man is give him the benefit of the doubt until at least until he shows genuine signs of being incapable.

The really strange thing is That Artetta is a closer to being Arsenal manager ready than Henry but if Henry was suddenly hot favourite people would be very very excited rather than out ragged ;-) which is difficult to understand other the fact that people let their emotions influence thier common sense judgements.


9.) 16 May 2018 22:38:18
Gunner that last bit you said, is just a fact and that influences a lot. If he was an arsenal hero or legend, he would get more support, its just a fact of life. He may or may not be a future legend but that will be done without the initial hope and expectation, rightly or wrongly.


 

 

14 May 2018 19:11:46
Well it appears Allegri is going to stay at Juve. Enrique has priced himself out of it. If it was Ancellotti I think we would have known by now so below is five managers who are still in the frame and I've sorted them by my preference
1- Viera
2-Nagelstam
3-Benitez
4-Jardim
5-Arteta.

Highbury64

1.) 14 May 2018 19:34:38
I’d have Rafa first In That list.


2.) 14 May 2018 19:53:27
Out of interest - why do you have two ex-players with limited management experience at the top and bottom of your list? Is there really that big a difference between the two as a manager? Arteta’s article on his management style makes interesting reading but is he or Vieira really ready?

The list is scary full stop as surely Benitez can’t be considered as we will have to put up with his style of football but mainly relentless manning about lack of funds.

What about Ancelotti? Still my favourite but would he be happy with our budget and that we are putting coaching staff in place before the manager signs.

Not slagging your list off - I like to learn and interested in others thought process / opinions hence coming on the site.


3.) 14 May 2018 20:23:59
how does viera rank above benitez jardim and nagelsmann?


4.) 14 May 2018 20:35:20
Hello SY4 I chose Paddy first because he is one of my all time Arsenal players with a fantastic winners attitude and he has got some managerial experience albeit in the states. Nagelstam from the odd occasion I've seen Hoffenheim play on BT Sport and what has been read and said about him he is a gamble but so is any managerial appointment but I think he is worth a try.

Rafa I really just like the bloke and I think he is tactically very good and has won trophies, at his clubs. Jardim has done a excellent job at Monaco even more so since he lost all his, best players and once again I would be willing to take a punt on him. Arteta I put last because I have serious doubt's about his capabilities and is only on my list because he is being touted as possible choice.

Having said that I think he would make a good no2 under Ancellotti, who you mentioned and I personally wouldn't mind but has the reason I gave earlier if it was Carlo has he is between jobs I think we would have known by now. I think you will agree me though SY4 that whoever it is we all need to get behind him and the team because they will need it.


5.) 14 May 2018 21:42:54
I haven't given up on Allegri yet ;)


6.) 15 May 2018 05:09:25
Totally agree 64,and thanks for sharing.


 

 

01 May 2018 17:55:31
Arsenal have a tradition of bringing in unknown names or low profile managers and ex players.
Bertie Mee and Arsene and ex players like George and Terry Neill all them won trophies. So it would run true to form that we would appoint a ex player or a lesser known coach, but I can't see Ivan& co going down this route or though my personal choice is Viera.
After reading up on him more and what the Ed said about him I have cooled on Enrique. I would love Simeone but realize that's not going to happen, Allegri is another I can't see happening. So, to me of all the big names mentioned in my opinion its Ancellotti with perhaps Viera or Arteta as his number 2,
The story about the Liverpool bloke is the press putting 2&2 together and making 5.
As for Thursday its a tall, tough order but well within our capabilities. Scoring first changes the whole spectrum of the tie. We haven't got to be kamikaze but keep it tight and for obvious reasons defend well. I am a 100% Wenger out man but would love to see him win a European trophy. I got what I wanted and his going, whether he deserved to be treated like he was, we have all got our views, reasons etc on that subject
COYG💪💪💪💪💪.

Highbury64

1.) 02 May 2018 16:01:07
Arsenal also have a tradition of holding on to a manager for 22 years! not sure how inmportent these traditions will be in the future.

I can't imagine we will go for for allegri, enrique, ancelotti or unai. They are no team builders and prefer to work with solid squads and huge transfer budgets. Simeone would be interesting, but to big change of tactics.

I would rather fancy sarri (Napoli, maybe to old) , favre (nice) or jardim (monaco) , or even the j. klopp mastermind. think they will fit arsenal better.

I really believe we can win it on thursday. the way we played last week was solid. intense presure and lots of chances. loved it. COYG.


 

 

 

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03 Jun 2018 15:06:44
I am not speculating about big money transfers, just going to see how it all pans out. I remember the summer transfer window of 2013 and I came on hear saying no way will Arsene pay 40 mill plus for a player and then came along Ozil. What I will say that its been a, long time since I've looked forward to a season like the coming one and who goes, stays or comes, providing we give Unai time I pretty confident about the future.

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21 May 2018 20:06:51
Exactly Akie. Let's get behind him and the squad and see our it all pans out.

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12 Jun 2018 19:11:50
Hello Ed002 I read somewhere that it was a done deal is that not the case then.

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21 May 2018 20:20:12
What you said Joseph is very true. It might take a while to work, so we have to be patient Personally speaking if it was a straight choice between him or Arteta I think the right choice was made.

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17 May 2018 13:19:59
Absolutely spot on 62.

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14 May 2018 20:35:20
Hello SY4 I chose Paddy first because he is one of my all time Arsenal players with a fantastic winners attitude and he has got some managerial experience albeit in the states. Nagelstam from the odd occasion I've seen Hoffenheim play on BT Sport and what has been read and said about him he is a gamble but so is any managerial appointment but I think he is worth a try.

Rafa I really just like the bloke and I think he is tactically very good and has won trophies, at his clubs. Jardim has done a excellent job at Monaco even more so since he lost all his, best players and once again I would be willing to take a punt on him. Arteta I put last because I have serious doubt's about his capabilities and is only on my list because he is being touted as possible choice.

Having said that I think he would make a good no2 under Ancellotti, who you mentioned and I personally wouldn't mind but has the reason I gave earlier if it was Carlo has he is between jobs I think we would have known by now. I think you will agree me though SY4 that whoever it is we all need to get behind him and the team because they will need it.

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06 May 2018 20:24:56
My sentiments exactly 62.So wish he could have signed off with a Europa League trophy.
For SAF wishing you a speedy recovery,
Two true legends who I hope will be able to reminise in the coming years about fergie v Wenger years.

Highbury64