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02 Sep 2015 15:58:06
As Ed clearly stated we didn't get Benzema due to Madrid not getting a replacement. Do we know who was lined up as the replacement? if so could this not have been an option for us?


{Ed002's Note - They wanted Aguero or Muller.}

1.) 02 Sep 2015 17:33:35
thanks ed. kind of explains why we didn't do that then :)

2.) 02 Sep 2015 22:57:27
I understand aguero he's a perfect fit for real but muller he's very good I know but not to dissimilar to benzema. Not doubting the info by the way just feel aguero and real are the perfect match

3.) 03 Sep 2015 10:12:40
You heard it hear first, 'Muller similar to benzema' pfft...

4.) 03 Sep 2015 12:53:52
I was thinking the same thing, Muller and Benzema couldn't be any more dissimilar if they tried.

5.) 03 Sep 2015 13:50:09
Lol really Saint 😜

6.) 04 Sep 2015 01:42:05




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19 Apr 2017 10:28:54
With Coquelin proving he is not up to the task of holding our midfield together what are peoples thoughts on either Kouyate from West Ham or Gueye from Everton?

Both have impressed since coming to the premier league.


1.) 19 Apr 2017 11:18:12
My own view is even Kante couldn't hold our midfield together simply because we are an undisciplined bunch of players rather than a well organised team, to many players don't do thier individual jobs well enough which has a knock on effect all over the pitch.
On paper the players we have available should produce far better results than they currently are or have for a long time now I don't think there is any question we are the most consistent under achieving club in the premier league when consider the players we have to the points we achieve each season.

2.) 19 Apr 2017 11:36:53
Completely agree G62, it's all about bad management. This isn't meant to sound like Wenger bashing but it's his responsibility to manage/ coach the players to ensure they contribute to the team accordingly. From the outside looking in it seems like Wenger doesn't let his coaching team have much of an impact and this contributes to the disorganisation. When you have world class players, they tend to come pre-programmed and know their responsibilities and how to maximise their game. You can't help but feel Ozil and Sanchez would be better performing if the rest of the team were more disciplined and they didn't have to pick up the flack most of the time.

*I appreciate Ozil is a luxury player but he's absolutely world class. He just needs someone to do his dirty work allowing him to create opportunities.

3.) 19 Apr 2017 12:17:26
Couldn't agree more, they all want to be the hero, or play the expert long ball. If they worked as a team then results would be better. I like Ramsey but too many times he tries an unnecessary turn and gets tackled or a cross field ball when two players are stood next to him. Same can be said for most of our midfield.

The protection offered to our defence is the main reason the defence looks so bad.

4.) 19 Apr 2017 12:42:46
I'm possible or impossible?
Exactly the same letters but it's how you organise them that gives you a positive or negative.

5.) 19 Apr 2017 13:27:12
If you think back a while we had a back 6 of Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Cazorla and Coquelin who went through a period of looking a pretty solid unit.

It pretty much started with that City game we won.

Since then we have lost a big part of that back 6 in Santi Cazorla, we have added Mustafi and Xhaka but it was Cazorla and Coquelin together that looked the best we'd seen for a long time.

Now we chop and change with the Ox, Gabriel, Ramsey, Xhaka, Gibbs, Holding and Elneny all coming in amongst that back 6. That in itself is a big problem.

We also just abandoned the way we played that way against City. Coquelin for me is now simply trying to do much instead on concentrating on what he was really good at.

Now no one rates him, Xhaka or Mustafi, in fact anyone who wears an Arsenal shirt. It's crazy really, we have a lot more talent that Leicester who won the league, but now we can hardly string two worthwhile passes together. We have played some great football, the United and Chelsea games spring to mind but how do we constantly manage to throw all that away.

The owners need to step up to the plate, there is no time for sentiment, Simieone and Allegri I'm sure would love the job here.

6.) 19 Apr 2017 15:04:07
Nailed in Stoner. Buying players doesn't always fill the holes. These players are all internationals. Heck, I remember some coach saying Xhaka was the best player to come through Switzerland in years. The players are not the problem, the way they are playing is the problem. Confidence plays its part, and that is developed throughout the club as well as on the pitch, but training and direction is for me the most important. I genuinely think this team is good, the 'structure' above them however, geez!

7.) 19 Apr 2017 15:42:28
Leicester certainly didn't have the best players last season and Utd won the league repeatedly at times with players we all thought were less than great but they were moulded organised into a team that functioned way beyond the individual talents of many of the players within that team.
The Barcelona side who beat us in the champions league final wasn't full of superstars in fact some were premier league​ rejects but they were moulded into an outstanding team.
It's not always all about signing the best players although it can help to have that option sometimes of course but it's what you do with what you have that's far more important than having the best of everything.

8.) 19 Apr 2017 17:14:42
Just to add to my reply above
If Mourinho Conte Ancelloti Klopp had these exact same Arsenal players no more or less this season does anyone think our season would have been so poor under any of their management?
I'm not sure any of them would have made us champions this season but i do think all would have motivated organised and sent out sides that gave and delivered much much more than they have under Arsene this season that's for sure.

9.) 19 Apr 2017 20:17:51
Gunner out of devilment I know but maureen has already hinted at that and I do agree with you. Maybe we would or wouldn't have beat bayern but we wouldn't have bee humiliated, that's juat one for instance.

10.) 19 Apr 2017 20:37:27
Don't forget to include Allegri and Simieone mate. The former has given Barcelona a lesson in how to attack and is now giving them one in how to defend.



11 Apr 2016 15:06:15
Would anyone grumble at the signing of Jose Fonte? Is he someone that will improve our starting XI?

Central defenders don't seem to grow on trees anymore or are people only going to be happy with a Hummells or Subotic?


1.) 11 Apr 2016 19:20:05
Not at all. Anyone has to be better than mert and gab.

2.) 11 Apr 2016 20:24:44
Problem for me Dags is you've had that money for a couple of years and not spent it? So why will that change this year?

I agree we are both closer than ever this year and taking into account all our draws first half of the season, what in my eyes was our poor run, I still think we have a better youthful squad. Fans obviously lean towards their own team and yes you have a couple of quality stars in your 1st team but IMO we have a better squad that can rotate.

KK how you see your development into some 'super club' bewilders me? The amount of transition that your club needs is quite alarming. New manager (allegedly) new centre half, holding midfielder, striker and that's without the sales that the majority of fans are calling for. Walcot, Wilshire, Ox, Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, etc etc that's 9 players and a manager. Alarming seriously.

3.) 11 Apr 2016 20:26:00
Ps Dags, just wanted to add that of all the goon fans on here you always give a concise fair post, even to rival fans. Hats off to you matey. 👏🏻.

4.) 11 Apr 2016 15:21:18
manolas seems likely he's a player i like.

5.) 12 Apr 2016 02:45:14
I would totally agree that Wilsheres' attitude and his injury record has let him put him down, but technique. No! He's always been quality whenever he's on the field, that's why managers trust him and include him even if he's not fit. Does he values the managers trust is other question, altogether. :)



03 Mar 2016 08:36:20
I have always been pro Wenger, he earned the right to try and work things out. He was part of the stadium vision. At the time he could not have forseen that the Oil money would have come into the game and blow us out of the water in the way it did. I will accept that in recent seasons he has had money to spend and either chosen not to or just not very wisely.

However, time is running out. He needs to prove to us fans and more importantly the players that he is the man but it looks like there is no leadership and that comes from the top.
My views are changing towards Wenger i am sorry to say, time will tell.

Rumours are that we have £75m to spend in the summer. given current performances even if we spend every penny it not going to be enough.

Sorry for the negative vibe.


1.) 03 Mar 2016 13:08:53
If rumours are true we have 75 mil, liverpool 100, chelsea, 150, manu 250, city 275. Sounds about right. Shoppong at woolworths again then.

{Ed025's Note - think how the rest of us poor sods feel steve...we go to the pound shop mate..



29 Feb 2016 14:09:13
on a lighter note let's have a little fun. Before yesterdays game i sat down with some other fans in the pub and we said take your top 10 strikers Wenger has used and pick the goal that stands out the most.
10 -RVP - Charlton Away ( had to put him in )
9 - Podolski - Montpellier at home on the volley, what technique and power
8 - Suker - home to Sunderland 2000
7 - Eduardo - Side Volley V Burnely in the FA Cup
6 - Wiltord - Old trafford - say no more
5 - Kanu - Hattick goal v Chelsea
4 - Anelka - Blackburn away 97-98 in the snow
3 - Bergkamp - Away at Newcastle need i say more
2 - Wright - Home to Everton lobbed Southall about 1994?
1 - Henry - Spurs at home ran from his own half.




29 Feb 2016 08:43:23
That was not what was required yesterday. We used to play a brand of football neutrals loved. Fast flowing, passing moving but at speed. We have lost that, its so slow and pedestrian. There is no passion, no fight? This needs to return and fast.
Aaron Ramsey - love the guy, has all the attributes to be our Frank Lampard but doesn't seem to want to do the simple thing. 8 touches when 2 will do.
Theo Walcott - he is getting a battering today and justifiably so, his performance yesterday was horrible. ( he was not alone ) . Just don't know how this guy fits into our system, is he a striker? is he a winger, for me he is a striker but needs to play in a 442.
Sorry to pick on these two but the burden is fallng on every one else to take the slack and we can't carry players every week.
We need to be stronger in midfield, we were bullied yesterday, had no imposing force in the centre, no outlet out wide as passing the ball to sanchez everytime isn't working and he can't carry the team when he is playing badly.
Lets hope to god this season highlights what us fans have been saying for years.
We need a new spine. DCM and Striker plus a first class winger.

Sorry for the rant.
bring on the swans then the spuds.


1.) 29 Feb 2016 09:42:13
Will be interesting to see how this group of players react in these games. Anything less than total commitment they can go as far as I'm concerned. Fed up with excuses, they lead privileged lives and I expect more hunger and desire from them. If they can't show fight when when it is a possibility to win the league then they are not deserving of playing football, let alone play for a team that pays big money in wages.

2.) 29 Feb 2016 10:12:06
Absolutely. If winning the prem isn't enough of a drive to get you up for a game (especially against Man U) then you can jog on. You don't need to pay big money to have a good/ great team (look at Leicester) I want players that feel privileged to play for Arsenal fc and give 100% no matter what. Yesterday not one player turned up which has pi**ed me off the most. No one wanted it.

We are still in with a shout of the league but it's a bloody long shot now.




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17 Jul 2017 10:24:25
Alexis stated he is waiting for Arsenal, he could possibly mean that we/ Arsenal are waiting to confirm Lamar as to get the best deal possible before sanctioning a sale of our star player?

just a theory.




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02 Sep 2015 17:33:35
thanks ed. kind of explains why we didn't do that then :)





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30 Aug 2017 12:31:15
I would take the Money for Sanchez (£55-60m) reinvest on Draxler if interested. Also why are we not after Krychowiak? on loan, not really a gamble is it?




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19 Apr 2017 12:17:26
Couldn't agree more, they all want to be the hero, or play the expert long ball. If they worked as a team then results would be better. I like Ramsey but too many times he tries an unnecessary turn and gets tackled or a cross field ball when two players are stood next to him. Same can be said for most of our midfield.

The protection offered to our defence is the main reason the defence looks so bad.




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09 Feb 2017 13:56:02
Coq had a good run of performances, the trouble is he is the best of what we have in that position. He is not good enough. Could he have laced the boots of Vieira/ Gilberto or Petit? He is poor in possession meaning we have to play a deep play maker, this works with Santi due to his quality but other have proved they are not up to the task.

For my money he needs replacing with a top end physical/ powerful dynamic player. but I've been calling for this for 6/ 7 years.




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10 Aug 2016 11:35:22
I would love him to be the right man having done so mucg for the club. However, his failure to resolve long standing glarring issues with the side make it very had to beleive he is.

We are being left behind and will end up loosing our best players for nothing.




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03 Aug 2016 20:40:22
I would say the back heal goal against Charlton. It showed what we all knew at that point that he was unplayable and was a creative genius.