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22 Feb 2018 22:14:55
Shocking performance. To think we sold Gabriel in the summer for £8m and kept Chambers despite being offered £16m by Palace! Iwobi was also absolutely useless.




30 Jan 2018 13:16:26
Just announced P-E A on his way to London!


1.) 30 Jan 2018 13:31:24
Swop Luiz for Giroud and I will be one happy gooner!

2.) 30 Jan 2018 18:06:58
I would like to keep Giroud and still bring in a quality CB.
Well chuffed we got this Auba deal sorted.



26 Jan 2018 10:30:06
Exciting reports that Arsenal are closing in on a deal for P-E A at £57m. I wouldn't be surprised if we bag Evans as well. It would be a good window if we sign those two in addition to Mkhitarian and extend the contracts of Ozil and Wilshere.
In the summer we would then need to sort out a top keeper and a DM.


1.) 26 Jan 2018 10:56:12
I’m really starting to feel a touch of deja vue with the p-e-a deal RG.

2.) 26 Jan 2018 11:21:31
Ozil is leaving.



12 Dec 2017 11:56:07
More rumours from low grade newspapers that N'Zonzi is on his way to us in January. This is just the type of signing that would be good for us, as I have stated on many occassions. Do the Ed's have any info on whether this is true?
I have a feeling that it is good to have Law departing and the new guy coming in, as since Dein left we haven't been great in the signings and contracts department.


{Ed002's Note - I can confirm that the clubs have discused the player and that it can certainly go ahead in January. What I cannot agree is the price quoted by another poster. There has been a flurry of activity since last Friday and there have been several clubs also trying to discuss deals in Geneva on Sunday, in Nyon yesterday and today down in Monaco after a poorly attended meeting this morning. Right now, if Arsenal offer the player the chance to live in London and a decent financial package, then assumingSevilla are financially satisfied then I think it can be closed out quickly. There is a slight hesitation over money as Sevilla set a price that includes a payment they won't receive - the player will. If Arsenal look to negotiate Sevilla will want the player to sign an agreement recuing or removing the fee due to him. To the best of my knowledge that has not happened, and typically Arsenal are not a club to simply pay the full asking price.}

1.) 12 Dec 2017 15:11:00
Going after nzonzi shows where our ambitions lie and that is finishing top four, not challenging for the title. It wouldn't be a progressive signing, just another stop gap. Now goretska would be. Nzonzi is a journey man pro and that's all. The only slight plus would be not seeing zhaka in an arsenal shirt but the only minus would be him and xhaka together. Dread the thought. I hope it doest materialise and we go for better and younger. We were linked when he was 7 mil and he was deemed not good enough then.

2.) 12 Dec 2017 17:38:57
For once I agree with Steve he is nowhere near good enough for arsenal, we need much better he was awful in the prem when he was here.

{Ed002's Note - Gretzka would need a lot of persuading that Arsenal is a better option than others he will have.}

3.) 12 Dec 2017 20:36:22
Ed are Arsenal talking with real over asensio thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No. The discussions were with another English side.}

4.) 13 Dec 2017 17:37:36
Thanks ed.



05 Dec 2017 13:51:05
N'Zonzi is either in or on his way for talks with Arsenal, He is just the type of DM we have been crying out for since the days of Vieira, Gilbert and Petit. My feeling if we sign him is that we may push Ramsey forward into the number 10 role he seems far better suited to and allow Ozil to move on. Thus may prove cost effective as we will pick up a fee for Ozil, which cold cover the cost of N'Zonzi, who has release clause in his contract.
I can also see us possibly trying to unload Walcott, Debuchy and Chambers.


{Ed002's Note - No. He is in London for some matter other than talks with Arsenal, Everton or Liverpool or any other club. And he is a regular visitor. If Arsenal are interested in the player they need to talk with Sevilla, not illegally with the player.}

1.) 05 Dec 2017 14:11:36
The transfer window opens on 1st January, only 26/ 27 days away, so surely Arsenal may have requested permission to speak to the player and his representatives, especially as he has reportedly fallen out with his club and has a break clause.
As we well know deals are often put in place some time before they are permitted to go through, due to the complexity of transfers these days.

{Ed002's Note - No. he is in London regularly. I don’t know why - maybe he has a girlfriend here. He is not seeing Arsenal or any other club - Everton and Liverpool fans think he is talking to them as well. I don’t know where people get this stuff from.}

2.) 05 Dec 2017 14:23:26
You may well be correct, as apparently he has a son here, but the pieces fall into place, as he there hasn't been 'noise' before when he must have visited his son and he has been omitted from the midweek squad after falling out and it all seems too coincidental. Hopefully he will sign for Arsenal.

{Ed002's Note - Seville has made no secret that they would be open to selling Steven N'Zonzi but both Leicester and Juventus were shocked at the asking price when they showed interest last summer. I guess interest from either club could remain - particularly Leicester. Newscastle and Arsenal have watched him this season but he is now very much out of favour. I am not aware of any approach by Everton alshough he is a player who was with Allardyce and Blackburn. Juventus could return to consider the player but he is not their first choice - although the player has previously made it clear he wants a move to Turin. If Arsenal wish to decalre an interest in the player they need to speak to his representative and Seville.}

3.) 05 Dec 2017 20:37:57
Not good enough for arsenal.

4.) 06 Dec 2017 08:44:28
He’s a dobbin, nowhere near good enough. 🙄.

5.) 08 Dec 2017 17:26:05
Yet another over priced donkey linked.




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18 Mar 2018 06:52:32
Reports that Luis Enrique would prefer to manage Arsenal over Chelsea.
Thoughts on Enrique as a replacement for Wenger.


1.) 18 Mar 2018 07:03:27
I don’t really know much about coaching but having managed and won things at Barcelona working with those big egos and been successful then he has to be worth a shout. You could easily argue the other way and say he had it on a plate .

{Ed001's Note - he would certainly be entertaining as his press conferences were bizarre. He comes across as a few sarnies short of a picnic. Actually, sometimes it seems like all he actually has is Google Maps directions to the local park but he calls that a picnic. In the 6 months I was in Spain, the only thing of real interest in the football coverage there was (well other than Neymar's 'singing' career) his conferences. I was very surprised they never got more coverage in England once I had them translated to me. I guess no one else had a bloody clue what on earth he was on about either!}

2.) 18 Mar 2018 07:48:43
With the changes been made to backroom staff and the infrastructure been implemented that you have alluded to before could he be the type of person arsenal would look at.

3.) 18 Mar 2018 08:41:48
Sounds like Tony Adams at Portsmouth, I couldn't make head nor tail of what Tony was talking about during his interviews and press conferences and his players obviously had the same problem on the pitch as none of them seemed to have a clue what the plan was either.

{Ed001's Note - very much like that actually. No one in Spain believes Barca won while he was there because of him. The Barca fans all say it was despite him being there.}

4.) 18 Mar 2018 09:11:04
Sometimes people are in the right place at the right time Ed001 mate, Brendan at Liverpool 2013/ 14 comes to mind in this category too.
Some of his comments were Bizarre to say the least, in fact nearly all his comments were bizarre :-)

{Ed001's Note - very very true. And now he is some kind of hero to Celtic fans for winning everything domestically when the opposition is non-existent. Bizarre. He still can't get a defence organised or tactically outwit another manager but he beats a few pub teams with a professional team and he is a legend. Odd bunch. They moan about his style of play etc but still worship him for achieving the bare minimum he should.}

5.) 18 Mar 2018 09:59:19
The spl is truly a very sorry league. Do you think there is anything they can do to improve it ed?

{Ed001's Note - money split more equitably. Celtic and Rangers take far too much of a cut of it and it makes it impossible for anyone else to truly compete. Their Premier League was the death knell for competitive football as it gave those two far too big a cut of things. It is a shame because I remember Scottish football (and players) as being really good. However you can't develop quality without competition to beat.}

6.) 18 Mar 2018 10:20:36
I like a no nonsense no excuses plain taking manager who expects from himself and his team every game plus if possible it's always good if they have a good sense of humour too but obviously this is part is only preferably not essential.
Shanks Clough and now Klopp spring to mind on all counts but so does George Graham minus the humour.
The season we lost only once ( at Chelsea) under George he was asked after the game how his team would cope now the unbeaten run had ended and they had tasted defeat for the first timm, George's reply was short and simple " we will start another run" and they did too.
No 12,5 minutes of poor me, no bizarre phrases and terminology that leaves everyone either scratching the head in confusion or laughing their head off in amazement just plain talking acceptance of the situation at hand.

7.) 18 Mar 2018 10:50:43
Sanogo as a suggestion how to improve the Scottish league competiveness, would it not be possible and of benefit to both parties if the smaller Club ( all but Celtic and Ranges) formed a partnership with English premier sides.
There has been talk of allowing premier league under 23 teams (reserves as they used to be called) to compete in the lower English leagues as is done in Spain but how about if say Arsenal and Kilmarnock for argument sake formed a partnership where on a month by month basis half a dozen players were loan swapped between the clubs.
The likes of Nelson and Chambers would get regular mens football while Kilmarnock might send half a dozen younger players the other a way for some big club experience.
This or something similar could benefit everyone involved and lead to more Scottish players in the English premier league eventually which would also be good for the Scottish national team long term.

{Ed001's Note - better probably putting the Scottish teams into the League Cup and making that comp more relevant?}

8.) 18 Mar 2018 11:13:28
True Ed001 or have championship north (Scotland) and Championship South (England) as they do in the conference league. 2 promoted from each league each season to the English premier league and obviously 4 relegated from the premier league.
Celtic could always win the championship North and decline promotion if they wish :-)

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure it would be a good idea doing that. It is more exciting when it is rare, plus the idea was to make their league more competitive, rather than just get rid of it.}

9.) 18 Mar 2018 11:58:54
Fair comments Ed mare.

{Ed001's Note - Scottish football has all the ingredients to be a success, other than the quality of players. It is fast, faster than the English league and often the games have more passion and intensity. If they had the income to improve the quality of player, or to hang on to the better players, they would have a very watchable league.}

10.) 18 Mar 2018 13:19:49
The main problem with a championship north and south as you put it is that most of the championship teams are at a higher level than all but a few spl teams in my opinion . A way to go would be make Scotland 2 teir and promoted teams from teir 1 join the Prem and championship . Look at the welsh teams in England.



17 Mar 2018 07:16:27
Against Stoke:

Monreal or Kolasinac? I felt for Kolasinac v Milan, as he appeared to have his confidence back and was playing well again, only to be dropped for Monreal. I am a great believer in continuing with a player in form.
Welbeck or Aubameyang in the main central striking role? Again Welbeck has started to regain his form and looks far better played centrally than out wide. We seem to have the choice of 3 central forwards, none of which look as though they are as good played wide.


1.) 17 Mar 2018 08:55:10
Does it matter?
As far as the premier league is concerned we may as well go on the pitch in flip flops Bermuda shorts and shades.

2.) 17 Mar 2018 09:04:28
For a minute there I thought you said either Welbeck or Aubameyang for the central striker role.

3.) 17 Mar 2018 09:33:28
To be fair as you pointed out that he had 1 good game against Milan that does not constitute been in form mate.

4.) 17 Mar 2018 09:59:12
If arsene started welbeck ahead of aubameyang you'll see me personally escort him to a psychiatric ward. Didn't think welbeck had a good game against Milan myself regardless of 2 goals.

5.) 17 Mar 2018 10:14:54
Hi Sanago, I said 'returning to form', don't forget that Aubameyang cannot play in the EL, so we need to keep Welbeck ticking over and build his confidence, we will also hopefully have Lacazette back.
If Welbeck and Kolasinac were rewarded for decent performances by being retained in the starting line up their confidence will grow. Whilst Monreal and Aubameyang will have to work hard to dislodge them.
If first eleven players are selected come what may, then complacency can creep in and squad players that cannot secure a first team place even when playing well can become disillusioned. The genius of SAF was to rotate the Man U players, bar a core of 5ish players that were essential. He once went 62 matches without selecting the same starting line up and look at his trophy haul. Squad players need to play otherwise they take time to settle back to form. I recall the great Bergkamp need 4 or 5 matches to regain his form after injury.
G62 - of course we need to turn up for the remaining league matches and try to win as many as possible.

6.) 17 Mar 2018 10:38:26
RG our league season is over and has been for quite a while now, yes of course the players should put on a performance for the fans and I was actually joking about flip flops but let's not pretend that we have anything left to play for when it comes to premier achievement, it's just a case of getting the seasons fixtures for filled and drawing a line under an absolutely terrible season that has seen us left high and dry and with a quater of the season remaining become a premier league irrelevance.
Yet more wallpaper to try and cover up yet more cracks that always always reappear the next season is all there is left for Arsenal in this premier league season mate.

7.) 17 Mar 2018 10:42:18
You cannot drop Auba and Lacazette needs game time

Danny can play out wide as he’s never the solution for centre forward - never eve ever and should not play there just he tried in a few games. We looked toothless with him.

8.) 17 Mar 2018 10:55:23
I have to agree sy4. I still think that the PL is very important in respect of gaming confidence and going on a run whilst getting the jan signings all gelling before more arrivals come in the summer.

9.) 17 Mar 2018 11:28:28
But lads last season with our 3 at the back we finished the season well against teams already on the beach and everyone declared great things would happen and we had turned yet another corner and all would come good this season because of how we finished last season.
12 months on and?
If we took 20 points from a possible 24 remaining this season it would count for nothing next August why?
Because it never has in the past.
Last season 7 wins in last 8 games plus the fa cup and a year later we are not just further behind the top team than ever but now completely out of touch from the top 4 if not top 5 after only 3/ 4 of a season.
Nothing we do between now and May will mask the fact that there is now a big 5 that doesn't include Arsenal.

10.) 17 Mar 2018 11:38:17

I hear what you’re saying but the need to play well in the league is to improve form for the Europa Dopa.

I’m sure we won’t finish in a different league position no matter what we do, but let’s play well. Move on Wenger in the summer and start to look forward.

Lacazette is back in training and he will need minutes and confidence built, not Danny Welbeck who is just a squad player and if need be can be used on the wings or better still as a make weight in a summer upgrade.

I regularly thank the lord that the OP is not our manager.

11.) 17 Mar 2018 11:41:12
62 - we need to get the new boys integrated into the culture and team. I don’t care about the league but the new guys need to use this season to adapt and I want the EL.
Let’s also set the right mentality - you MUST put a shift in and deliver or you get dropped. We play our best players and we have discipline and heart.
I want Mikki. lava and Auba to settle and figure out how we play with Ozil.

Then see who stays in midfield and who goes.

12.) 17 Mar 2018 12:29:02
If we change manager then next season stands a real chance of being different but if Arsene is still in charge next season then only the Europa league matters.
We can bed in all we want but come next August under Arsene things will just be the same as they have been for a decade.
How many seasons have we finished well only to fall apart all over again the next season.
In recent seasons we've spent money we've signed players without losing won cups but continue to be less and less competitive over 38 games each premier league season.
I just don't see how these last 8 games will have any bearing on next season as we will either carry on as always or a new man with new ideas will come in.

13.) 17 Mar 2018 14:28:03
That’s all fair and well 62 so are you suggesting that there’s no point in trying then just give up. Winning the remaining matches is better than loosing them however you slice it.

14.) 17 Mar 2018 14:37:46
I agree gunner, i really don't think these last 8 league games, win lose or draw are going to make any differrence to next season. It is a mess we have players who can play this comp and not that and some can play both. Will auba playing impact welbeck or lacca? Or do they need to play to make them fitter? The most important thing for me is to some how win the EL and wengers goes and we bring in a new manager, new players and a new attitude. Our league form is considtent year after year, it needs a new conductor, our players need a purpose and reason for fighting for a place, that can only be achieved with wenger gone, completely. I really hope for the sake of this club, it happens.

15.) 17 Mar 2018 14:55:53
Steve these 8 games will not help the new manager in anyway as he may well not want many of our current players or wish to play the way we will play in these 8 games.
If Arsene is our manager next season then our next 46 league games are all highly likely to be pretty irrelevant in terms of deciding who is either champions or top 4 or 5.
8 meaningless or 46 meaningless games this is the question?

16.) 17 Mar 2018 18:12:22
Since when is diving to win a penalty and scoring a lucky rebound tap in, that ramsey really should have buried, suddenly classed as good form? Welbeck is really quite bad, he is playing because he is the only senior striker available, he shouldn't start ahead of auba or laca.

17.) 17 Mar 2018 20:40:10
SW whatever your oponion on welbeck, we need him in the EL. He might get a ban for diving anyway, that's iwobi in then.



16 Mar 2018 07:24:50
Excellent result last night and it was good to see Welbeck score two and his confidence returning. With Aubameyang and possibly Lacazette as well, it will be interesting to see who starts in the central attacking role against Stoke. I prefer Welbeck played centrally opposed to wide left, but as neither Aubameyang nor Lacazette seem to play wide, I can only foresee Aubameyang playing centrally, Welbeck wide left and Lacazette on the bench.
I was also surprised to hear Wenger bigging up Athletico, so now if we draw them today we start from a position of fear.


1.) 16 Mar 2018 07:45:40
I thought it was good to hear Arsene be truthful about Danny's dive and Athletico being the team to avoid.
Were Wigan wrong to accept that City were the team to beat in the fa cup?
Should Wigan have come out with a load of rubbish before playing City about how the two teams were neck and neck in ability?
No one wants to hear Arsene embaress himself and Arsenal by coming out with more tosh that gets the whole football world laughing at Arsene and Arsenal again.
Accepting that Madrid are the team to beat is a true assessment of the situation not a surrender.
Keep up the reality Arsene it really does make you sound more in touch with the modern game.

2.) 16 Mar 2018 09:26:43
and the winner of this years cheating diving contest is. Danny Welbeck, take a bow son.

3.) 16 Mar 2018 09:44:33
Thank you Nes that's brilliant news. It's really good to see how a blatant piece of cheating by one of our players can make such headlines yet when a Spurs player does the same it hardly gets a mention.
I guess it's what gets people's attention.
An Arsenal player diving is big news a bit like reporting on a total eclipse
While when a Spurs player dives it's like having a headline that reads

4.) 16 Mar 2018 09:59:06
Let's get this straight! Every right minded football fan is embarrassed when their player dives and hates diving in general. Let's hope Danny gets a bollocking and told not to do again something Poch doesn't do because it leads to your SERIAL divers.

5.) 16 Mar 2018 10:27:35
Agree Sussex mate I'd rather see every dive by every player receive a 5 match ban retrospectively by the FA fifa and uafa but until that happens diving will be part of the game, Pires did it Klinsmann did it Rooney did it and the next generation of players will do it too until those that run the game decide they no longer want it in the game.
Actually it might be good if every game between now and next season including all world cup games were won by players conning refs into false decisions, something might actually change then.

6.) 16 Mar 2018 10:36:39
Unrealistically it's seems I hold onto the phrase cheats never prosper but evidently they do. Would have no problem with banning players retrospectively for five games first offence then increasing. It would soon stop it's a no brainer! We all know the serial divers Dele Ali, Vardy, Dele Ali, Moses, Dele Ali, Kane, Dele Ali COYG.

7.) 16 Mar 2018 10:37:24
Sussex said "Bollocking".

{Ed001's Note - that's ok so long as they have been shaved and are not all hairy and unwashed.}

8.) 16 Mar 2018 10:53:44
Ed 001 hope you're enjoying the apple 🍎 from the Teacher's Pet or Supergrass as I know him! Oh and my bollocks are unshaven but squid clean! COYG Oh think I left Dele Alli off my diving list.

{Ed001's Note - too much info mate!}

9.) 16 Mar 2018 10:58:17
I wonder if fans would be so critical if Danny pulled the same trick that won the final in a tight game. Easy to take the moral high ground in a game that we were in total control of. Not condoning it for a second but fans are fickle.

10.) 16 Mar 2018 11:01:33
now 62 it appears you have that took back 😉

Well said Sussex. totally agree.

11.) 16 Mar 2018 11:13:39
Most managers and fans don't mind a bit of diving as long as it's their players doing it, in that situation they call it part of the game but when it's the other way round these same people who call it part of the game suddenly get all moral and want diving stopped :-)
Consistency is what's needed but not from refs but from managers fans players alike, either accept it always or never not as and when it suits.

12.) 16 Mar 2018 11:31:06
Thanks NES I assume you are talking about the squid clean bit! AWWW! ;) Sano totally agree but for me I have a gnawing feeling about Owens dive v Argentina and Poch but have a maybe irrational dislike of Rooney who dived to prevent 50 unbeaten! I just prefer to win without cheating if nothing else to prevent the Scots Germans et al mentioning 1966 constantly. We either eradicate it or it's part of football . Me fickle to a point but in the eradicate camp #DIVINGOUT 😂 COYG.

13.) 16 Mar 2018 12:11:24
Oh Nes! Anywway How's our boy Harry doing? Seriously I hope he's up and about back in action soon both for England and Spurs mate.
Always like to see all our explayers doing well especially when their one of our own home grown talents like Harry boy :-)

14.) 16 Mar 2018 12:43:16
62 me thinks you are way to wise for young ArseNESal. 😂😂.

15.) 16 Mar 2018 14:10:55
Hi Stoner, poor old Nes.
When he sticks to good old fashioned football gossip he can be quite interesting and make some valid points but when it comes to the wind up, it's not really his thing is it mate :-) he's no Raver or CTR when it comes fishing and dishing :-)

16.) 16 Mar 2018 18:49:42
Wise old 62. are you edging to become an ed mate? your here often enough me old mucker.



14 Mar 2018 11:34:05
What has happened to raver61? He seems to have disappeared.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 13:10:57
He's busy enjoying his euro millions win on an exclusive Caribbean Island mate, he said something about being back in touch when his £120 million runs out or we get a new manager, which ever comes first.
I reckon we will here from him in the next decade or so because the Raver is more than capable of partying £12 million a year easy :-)

2.) 14 Mar 2018 14:29:08
More like his Mum grounded him.

3.) 14 Mar 2018 17:26:26
Love it Dags Gunner, and probably the truth.
I do miss reminding him that they hadn't won the league since 1961!

4.) 14 Mar 2018 18:07:42
I think that's what scared him away mate 😉.



13 Mar 2018 03:40:58
I continued to be amazed at how weak Wenger has allowed our squad to become numerically. For Thursday, with injuries to Cazorla, Bellerin, Mustafi, Monreal and Lacazette. Mertsacker appears to be unlikely to play again before he retires. Aubameyang cup tied. If you exclude youngsters such as Nelson, Willock, etc, we are down to 15 players.
In the summer Wilshere and Cazotrla are out of contract. Mertesacker officially retires. Ramsey, Welbeck, Ospina, Cech and Monreal all have a year to go. That excludes players that have 2 years remaining and should be renewed if we wish to retain them.
In the summer we may have a skeleton squad remaining and will need at least 6 - 10 players to come in, which is virtually impossible.


1.) 13 Mar 2018 08:13:07
Given everyone accepts our position both on and off the field I'd say it's an ideal scenario for a new manager to come into.
We need new blood with a stronger non Arsenal of recent years mentality and to avoid conflict on the training ground only those who ate willing and capable of change need reaply for their old jobs back.
Get the new broom in let him have a complete clear out and let's all start again, ok may take a season or two to bed people in but hey ho we've been heading no where for years so what's one or two more seasons of non competiveness if it leads to us getting back on track long term.
Personally I could do without another will they won't they (be bothered) season.




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13 Mar 2018 03:59:19
Allegri would be a decent choice or Simeone?
Vieira with Henry as assistant manager?
Brendan Rodgers, another possibility?
Ancelloti or Rafa Benitez?
Marco Silva, an outside possibilty?

No's: Howe, Dyche and Arteta.




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03 Mar 2018 02:51:32
This is simply the weakest Arsenal squad for some time. In the last 2 windows we have sold, released or loaned out:

Szczesny and Martinez
Debuchy, Gabriel and Gibbs
Cambell. Walcott, Coquelin, Reinne-Adelaide, McGuane, Chris Willock and Oxlade
Giround, Akpom, Perez and Sanchez

Plus others.

Whilst we have brought in very few players.

Against Brighton and AC Milan, excluding underage players we are down to selecting from arpprox 17 players, including Mertesacker and the utterly useless Chambers. No wonder we have problems. Apparently we are considering changes for Brighton, I can only think we can bring in Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Mertesacker, Holding, Elneny and Iwobi, which shows the weakness in depth of our squad.




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26 Feb 2018 11:21:17
I cannot see Wenger remaining manager after this season. Indeed, the atmosphere will be horrendous on Thursday and I can't see us getting anything from the match.
Ancelotti has made it clear he loves London and Henry clearly fancies taking over.
In an interview Alan Smith said that Bould isn't permitted to coach the defence and Wenger does the coaching. That has been shown clearly yesterday as the first goal can only be down to Wenger, his tactics of a high defensive line and zonal marking are a joke. I recall Adams saying that they ignored Wenger and defended as they wished to.




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23 Feb 2018 11:51:19
It is Wenger who refuses to spend as he believes in a profitable business model. The board to the best of my knowledge has never refused Wenger funds and indeed, Gazidis on occasions has publicly stated that funds are available. Former director Keith Edelman was sacked after stating that Wenger could spend £100m if he so desired.
The PL has moved on since the new stadium was built and clubs such as Man C, Man U and Chelsea have enormous resources.




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04 Feb 2018 08:22:57
Reports that Wenger was so impressed with him that he decided to keep him at the club, opposed to loaning him out. Clearly our new head scout had a big hand in signing him, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, yet Wenger seemed a bit miffed and said we know all the players. With the head negotiator starting at the club this month, the future is looking better and Wenger's total domination is slowly being eased.





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17 Mar 2018 10:14:54
Hi Sanago, I said 'returning to form', don't forget that Aubameyang cannot play in the EL, so we need to keep Welbeck ticking over and build his confidence, we will also hopefully have Lacazette back.
If Welbeck and Kolasinac were rewarded for decent performances by being retained in the starting line up their confidence will grow. Whilst Monreal and Aubameyang will have to work hard to dislodge them.
If first eleven players are selected come what may, then complacency can creep in and squad players that cannot secure a first team place even when playing well can become disillusioned. The genius of SAF was to rotate the Man U players, bar a core of 5ish players that were essential. He once went 62 matches without selecting the same starting line up and look at his trophy haul. Squad players need to play otherwise they take time to settle back to form. I recall the great Bergkamp need 4 or 5 matches to regain his form after injury.
G62 - of course we need to turn up for the remaining league matches and try to win as many as possible.




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17 Mar 2018 10:06:49
On second thoughts I would prefer Fekir to Modric, as he is younger.




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17 Mar 2018 07:08:14
GK - Butland
RB - Soares
CB - Varane
CB - Koulibaly
DM - Lamina
DM - Doucoure'
M - Modric and Lanzini
W - Malcolm

Sell/ release:
GK: Ospina
RB: Bellerin and Jenkinson
CB: Chambers and Mertesacker
DM: Elneny
M: Iwobi, Cazorla and Campbell
F: Perez and Akpom

Renew contracts of Welbeck, Wilshere and Ramsey

We need thiis type of major surgery to the squad, which is highly unlikely to happen.
I believe we will only buy 2 or 3 players if Wenger stays. These will be a midfield player, a wide attacking player or two.

We will sell Bellerin and replace him with Maitland-Niles in order to fund signings.

The base of the squad, if Wenger stays will be:
GK: Cech and Ospina. - Possibly Martinez will return, if Ospina departs.
FB: Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac and Monreal - May use Chambers as cover for Maitland-Niles.
CB: Mustafi, Holding, Koscielny, Chambers and Mavropanos.
DM: Elneny and Xhaka
M: Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi.
A: Aubameyang and Lacazette

Possibles depending upon contracts: Ramsey, Welbeck and Wilshere.




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15 Mar 2018 07:37:29
Amazing that despite being 2-0 up, with 2 away goals, we are still nervous. If we can score a goal, Milan will need to score 3 to win and they don't look a prolific team in terms of goalscoring.
On a separate topic, it's astounding that we seem to be prepared to let one of our best players, Wilshere, walk away for nothing at the end of the season, whilst paying inconsistent 29 year old Ozil in excess of £300,000 pw. I also think we will have trouble getting Ramsey and Welback to extend their stay at the club.
Quite what squad we will be left with for next season is worrying.




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14 Mar 2018 17:28:06
Hi Sanago, Michael Owen and Carraher are utterly useless. Even my scouse mates can't understand a word Carragher says, rehabs his mouth is full of gob!