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05 Jul 2017 17:11:17
Exciting news, the highly likely signing of Lacazette. Sad news that Santi looks likely to miss next season, as he will be 33 in December I can't envisage seeing him playing for us again. It makes his contract extension all the more baffling, unless the club are covered by an insurance policy.

Interesting news that Ox and Sanchez's agents both say they will run down their contracts. I believe this is a ploy to encourage Arsenal to sell them at lower transfer fees in order to avoid losing them for nothing next year. It seems like Ox will end up at Liverpool and Sanchez at Man City. Despite Ox finishing last season well, he hasn't been a consistent performer at the club and keeps stating that he wants to play more centrally, when the wide role suits him better.

It reminds me of Walcott wanting to play a central role, when he had the opportunity he was useless. In respect of Sanchez it's a risky strategy as he will be 29 in December and if Arsenal were to call his bluff and keep him despite his contract ending next season, he would be approaching 30 when his deal ends and a long term deal at high wages may not be so easy to obtain.

I hope we keep the pair, but Ox is replaceable and if Sanchez departs we must sign a top notch replacement. The other news involves Bellerin, hopefully we can retain him, if not with about 5 years left on his deal, we should demand a huge transfer fee for such a young talent.

RG61

1.) 05 Jul 2017 20:14:52
Flog them off to someone in China. Or loan the Ox out to Hull or Forrest.


 

 

27 May 2017 07:19:38
It appears that Wenger will play Ospina ahead of on-form Cech today. I would sugest playing our strongest eleven, which would mean playing Cech. Bearing in mind Ospina reportedly wants out this summer, I fail to understand weakening the team in such an important match.

RG61

{Ed025's Note - im with you RG, play your strongest team..


1.) 27 May 2017 08:40:31
If this decision is correct which i'm still am not convinced-could be spin imo then this is the reason he has go. this is chelsea in the cup final!


2.) 27 May 2017 09:42:56
Numerous reports yesterday stating Cech was struggling with an injury.


3.) 27 May 2017 09:43:04
I heard Cech has an injury from training.


4.) 27 May 2017 12:01:15
Lets cech on his fitness.


5.) 27 May 2017 14:30:55
Derbygooner FTW.


 

 

19 Apr 2017 06:28:52
Thoughts on reports that we are interested in signing Dusan Tadic from Southampton? Apparently he has a £13m release clause. I would like to see us sign him, as he has impressed me whilst at Southampton.

RG61

 

 

15 Mar 2017 06:46:33
More 'noise' about Allegri taking over from Wenger at the end of the season. I had a chat with my neighbour, a professional player, who also said the chat around the clubs is that Wenger will be off at the end of the season. The club looks to be in turmoil; Jonker and Ljeungberg have left the youth set up. Primorac reportedly off to Turkey. Ozil, Sanchez, Ox and Gibbs all entering the last year of their contracts. Reports that other players, such as Perez, want out. Reports that we are appointing a sporting director, something Wenger has never endorsed in all his time at the club. Times are changing.

RG61

1.) 15 Mar 2017 12:50:02
Ed do we have any interest in Varane? And another question is because of the uncertainty with the manager right now, could transfer targets radically change due to, for example, allegri wanting different players to wenger?

{Ed002's Note - (a) No. (b) Sure.}


2.) 15 Mar 2017 16:59:26
Was it a stupid question?

{Ed002's Note - There are no stupid questions. Why do men have nipples?}


3.) 15 Mar 2017 18:06:19
How about this one- if allegri comes arsenal is there a chance that dybala could also come?


4.) 15 Mar 2017 22:40:58
I think that this question was already asked and if i remember that correctly Ed002 was saying that Allegri doesn't get well with Dybala so that would be no go. that's my understanding.


 

 

31 Jan 2017 13:23:46
We are once again strongly linked with Kostas Manolas, which makes little sense as we currently have 5 first team CB's at the club and one on loan.
First choices; Mustafi & Koscielny
Back ups; Gabriel, Mertesacker & Holding
On loan: Chambers
Can soemone please explain why we sign Manolas, who would be costly and would need to be a first choice.

RG61

1.) 31 Jan 2017 15:17:47
Keep seeing that. It doesn't make sense to extent pers contract for another season and get another cb in. Unless arsene is thinking about 3 at the back with two wing backs slightly more attacking


 

 

 

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22 Jul 2017 12:41:09
It will be interesting to see how Maitland-Nles plays as he could become cover for Bellerin if Ox moves on. Anyone know why Reine-Adelaide hasn't been taken on tour? He looks a good prospect, but needs to up his game.

RG61

1.) 22 Jul 2017 13:27:23
Why on earth Maitland-Niles is playing as one of the three CB's is beyond me, he looks terrible and Bramall is awful. Neither of these players impress me at all.


2.) 22 Jul 2017 13:34:29
It's a pre season game. About getting fitness up chill out lol. They're young lads Getting experience under their belts.


3.) 22 Jul 2017 13:41:20
Nah Maitland-Miles is never a defender in this 3 CB system. The pitch is awful mind so that is not helping the football. Mert looks knackered aswell. It's only pre season mind so no drama really.


4.) 22 Jul 2017 13:54:33
D16, yes, but there is absolutely nothing about these players whatsoever. Even at 16 Fabreagas looked class.


5.) 22 Jul 2017 14:04:03
Well hopefully Sanchez isn't looking at this friendly to see if we have leant anything from las two seasons and in with a shout!

Caught one at the back, time and time again plus slow attacks. Yes it's a friendly and yes it's warm but Chelsea are coasting it and look miles ahead. Long season ahead.


6.) 22 Jul 2017 14:07:20
But have you actually made this assumption with 45mins of football. Niles looked impressive in u21 tournament.


7.) 22 Jul 2017 14:25:55
You can't get anything from these friendlys. They have no bearing whatsoever.


8.) 22 Jul 2017 14:45:01
At 16 Theo looked world class certain while at 16 Jamie Vardy Peter Beardsley Ricky Lambert Grant Holt and others were advised to get a job because they weren't going to be good enough to make a living from football.
Some show great potential and fail to be able to deliver on it while others take more time to develop.
3 seasons back Harry Kane couldn't make the Norwich bench and I'm sure pre Poch a million quid would have been enough for Spurs to let him go.
Chill out it's a preseason after all and one are or should be at their best at this point in the football calendar.


9.) 23 Jul 2017 06:01:23
Pre season or not, the only young players that have excited are Donyel Malen, Willock and Nketiah.
Niles should really have performed better as he has more first team exposure than the players mentioned above. He was straight up shocking.


 

 

22 Jul 2017 08:41:30
If reports are correct both Oxlade and Sanzhez want to leave. There is a report that PSG will pay £70m for Sanchez, which is an astonishing amount for a player entering the final year of his contract. What hasn't been explained is why Sanchez was signed for a fee in excess of £30m, with only a 4 year deal, when 5 years would have been far more sensible. It also has to be explained why both players contracts were allowed to run down to the final year.
Assuming they both depart as seems likely, contrary to what Wenger is saying, which is presumably a negotiating ploy to increase the amount clubs will pay for these players, we now have to buy top quality replacements. Lemar looks a decent shout as a replacement for Sanchez and togther with Lacazette may cooensate for the loss of Sanchez. Oxlade will be difficult to replace as he has the ability to play both wide and centrally. Also, any player coming n as a RWB must realise that that Bellerin is currently first choice and is very young, so will be hard to displace in the near future.
The quality of the replacements for these two players will, in my opinion define our season. I would also like to see a top midfield player signed, an imposing player with character.

RG61

1.) 22 Jul 2017 09:22:14
Niether player wants to be here next season which should make us ask two questions?
1 why do some not want to be here ?
2 why are the others happy to stay?
If we dare to be honest rather than simply Paint some as vilians for leaving and others as hero's for staying then we might be able to stop this happening in the future, because we are a different club to be at.


2.) 22 Jul 2017 09:40:44
Hi Gunner62, In the modern game, players are represented by very shrewd agents who advise them in terms of finances and top players now realise what a strong position they are in as their contracts run down. To purchase either Oxlade or Sanchez if they had long contracts would cost far more than with a year to go or signing them on a free at the end of their deals. Therefore, they can benefit financially by moving now or at the end of their deals. Money clearly rules, if I were in Snchez's position and had the choice of £275,000 a week at Arsenal or £400,000 a week at PSG, it's a no-brainier. The same goes for Oxlade who will pick up a hefty signng on fee and no-doubt higher wages at Chelsea. Some players stay as they are inferior players on wages they couldn't get elsewhere, such as Debuchy, Sanogo, Bentner, etc. Other players are happy at the club, living in London and may stay for family reasons, kids at school, family, friends, etc. The main way to retain top players is to extend their deals at the appropriate time, pay top wages and compete for trophies. The overriding factor for the majority of players is the financial package. Offer Sanchez £500,000 a week and a £10m signing on fee and he will stay. The same goes for Oxlade, offer him £200,000 a week and a £5m signing on fee and he will stay. If we pay lower wages than say Chelsea or PSG, then irrelevant of the ability to compete for trophies the players will move on.


3.) 22 Jul 2017 10:31:01
Hi RG mate
I think it's all to easy to put everything down to money and write players off as moving for purely for financial reasons.
We know that City PSG and Bayern have all shown interest in Alexis and Liverpool and Chelsea have both shown interest in Ox.
Both players have good options to move to clubs who offer both champions league football and undoubted ambition.
It was very very quite on the Mesut front this summer so it's reasonable to assume his options weren't as plentiful as Sanchez and the same goes for Theo Aaron Danny and co as none of them have champions league clubs queuing up for them right now.
Those with good options are taking them and those with few if any options are staying.
We shouldn't simply comfort ourselves by writing Ox and Sanchez off as money grabbers because where has that got us with RVP and co in the past?
What's done is done but to simply continue to pretend that all is it should be at a club like Arsenal will only lead to more of the same groundhog seasons.
Let's accept and learn rather than continue to pretend and decline.


 

 

20 Jul 2017 04:22:55
Firstly well done to Wenger and the team for beating Bayern and to Martinez for saving 2 penalties. I believe Martinez will step up to number two and Macey will become our third choice assuming Ospina departs. On to departures, it looks like quite a few players will depart and this is long overdue as some players have over-stayed at the club, often due to high wages that other clubs are unable to match. Ospina has wanted out for a while, but many clubs can't pay a fee and his wages. The same goes for Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Perez, Chambers, Wilshere, Sanago (now departed) and Campbell. There has long been a saying that a club must change 3 or 4 main players every season or their manager every 3 seasons, to keep things fresh. If we can sell the above mentioned players and bring in 2 or 3 more players, the squad will benefit enormously and fans will look forward to the new season, being able to see new faces at the club. Hopefully we can keep hold of Ox, Ozil and Sanchez.

RG61

1.) 20 Jul 2017 08:47:23
I think we will need 4 more signings to compete at the job. two of them usmanov and allegri only joking.
but no 4 players needed.


2.) 20 Jul 2017 13:23:21
Derby, agreed! I think we're about 4-5 players away from being a formidable side. Might not happen this season but I'll be quietly happy if we're in the frame or thereabouts.

Where do you think we need to strengthen?


 

 

18 Jul 2017 06:44:38
It sounds very much like Sanchez wants to leave with Man City his preferred destination. Once again rumours of a swop deal for Aguero persist, but having signed Lacazette I can't see Wenger signing Aguero. More likely is Lemar, Mahrez or similar.
We appear to have started clearing out our bloated squad, with Debuchy, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Chambers, Szczesny, Wilshere and Perez likely to go. Cambell also needs to move on, but I believe he has a long term injury.

RG61

1.) 18 Jul 2017 10:37:54
I don't think aguero would join for a start. i'd take raheem but I know it wouldn't be a popular choice.


2.) 18 Jul 2017 12:10:27
Derby,
Raheem, really?
What do you do, think of a different Man City player every week than dribble over him? Lol.


3.) 18 Jul 2017 13:17:26
Would have to be de bruyne for me.


4.) 18 Jul 2017 18:19:28
dags lol. I think raheem would thrive here.


5.) 18 Jul 2017 20:31:46
Raheem would be no better than Walcott in my opinion.


6.) 18 Jul 2017 20:55:26
Derby,
KDB every day. Sterling? No thanks mate.


7.) 18 Jul 2017 23:07:06
De bruyne for me as well though it won't happen. I really like him.


 

 

14 Jul 2017 06:48:33
Thoughts on the reported swop deal, Oxlade for Matic?

RG61

1.) 14 Jul 2017 11:49:58
Depends? What sort of matic? Hydromatic.


2.) 14 Jul 2017 14:20:34
Was thinking more systematic.


3.) 14 Jul 2017 14:41:19
Auto? 😊.


4.) 14 Jul 2017 14:53:22
Hey Sanogo I thought you were waiting to see what number Jack wore for Sampdoria when your old avatar disappeared.

£9 million by all accounts.

Lads it's mathematic. 😂😂.


5.) 14 Jul 2017 15:12:50
Go grease lightning, go grease lighting :-)
Nobody puts Gnarby in a corner, sorry wrong film.


6.) 14 Jul 2017 15:55:26
matic no thanks loftus cheek yes.


7.) 14 Jul 2017 16:40:26
Enigmatic? I think it's enigmatic. Or maybe it's pneumatic. In any case, NO!


8.) 14 Jul 2017 17:23:40
I love posts like this👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 It confirms that it is actually a banter site. I get all down sometimes that 90% of the population doesn't know what banter is! So hurrah hurrah.


9.) 14 Jul 2017 18:51:43
Anyway stoner please don't tell me jack is going. Jack wilshere is so fun if he was a little older I'd take him out for a bit of lunch. 🤔


10.) 14 Jul 2017 21:05:35
Sanogo you always have to go a step to far! 😂😂

Sadly mate rumour is Arsenal have set a £9 million asking price and Sampdoria are interested.

Reference banter mate, you need to up your game because some of the stuff coming from down under is electric! 😂😂.


11.) 15 Jul 2017 09:56:58
The thunder from down under 😅.


 

 

 

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21 Jul 2017 07:20:09
I don't believe for one moment that Arsenal will let Sanchez run his contract down, so having PSG and Man City in a bidding war is paramount. Clearly the club's chase for Lemar is to replace Sanchez. With Lacazette and Lemar, we would have replaced Sanchez's influence on the team. I would like to see a top notch midfield player signed in addition, as we can rule our Cazorla due to his seriousand lengthy injury problems.

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18 Jul 2017 06:48:07
Wenger stated that we have not made an offer for Mbappe. Talks with the player or his representatives may have occured and it sounds like he is staying at Monaco for a further season. I would imagine we could pay 100m euros if they did sell, but that would be offset by selling Sanchez for £50m, leaving a balance of approx £40m, for a young player full of potential.

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12 Jul 2017 06:47:24
It would be a huge mistake to allow Ox to move as we need the best English players to make up our squad. With Barcelona coming in for Bellerin, we need to keep Ox. On the Bellerin to Barcelona issue, we should refuse to seek him or ask for £100m.

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12 Jul 2017 06:44:58
It makes sense although Ospina is still at the club and unless someone stumps up the transfer fee Arsenal require then he may remain at the club. If Ospina departs then Martinez moving up to second choice keeper makes sense as I belive he qualifies as 'homegorwn', with numerical pressure coming on the squad.

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05 Jul 2017 12:51:02
If Sanchez forces a move, then Lacazette and Mahrez wouldn't be too bad in the circumstances.

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22 Jul 2017 13:54:33
D16, yes, but there is absolutely nothing about these players whatsoever. Even at 16 Fabreagas looked class.

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22 Jul 2017 13:27:23
Why on earth Maitland-Niles is playing as one of the three CB's is beyond me, he looks terrible and Bramall is awful. Neither of these players impress me at all.

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22 Jul 2017 12:36:28
Paul, its a negotiation that's why we haven't accepted the initial offers. Both players are sought-after young internationals and outside the top clubs, there will be interest in them. In respect of Gibbs it's reported that WBA have bid £10m and we want £13m, whilst Palace are after Chambers and have offered £16m, whilst we want £20m. If we are successful that's an additional £7m, which can't be sniffed at. Both players are clearly not good enough for us and in Gibbs case, Kolasinac has been signed as a replacement and CHambers wasn't at the club last season and we have 5 CB's, all better than him. We have already sold Szczesny for approx £13m, rising to £15m, Hinds £2m and Crowley (undiscosed) . I believe we will also sell/ release; Debuchy, Jenkinson, Perez, Wilshere and Campbell. Other possible departures; Sanchez, Ox, Giroud. We also agreed to sell Elneny to Leicester for £10m, but he refused the move. Lots will happen this break for sure.

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22 Jul 2017 09:42:52
Not going, as I don't like friendlies.

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22 Jul 2017 09:40:44
Hi Gunner62, In the modern game, players are represented by very shrewd agents who advise them in terms of finances and top players now realise what a strong position they are in as their contracts run down. To purchase either Oxlade or Sanchez if they had long contracts would cost far more than with a year to go or signing them on a free at the end of their deals. Therefore, they can benefit financially by moving now or at the end of their deals. Money clearly rules, if I were in Snchez's position and had the choice of £275,000 a week at Arsenal or £400,000 a week at PSG, it's a no-brainier. The same goes for Oxlade who will pick up a hefty signng on fee and no-doubt higher wages at Chelsea. Some players stay as they are inferior players on wages they couldn't get elsewhere, such as Debuchy, Sanogo, Bentner, etc. Other players are happy at the club, living in London and may stay for family reasons, kids at school, family, friends, etc. The main way to retain top players is to extend their deals at the appropriate time, pay top wages and compete for trophies. The overriding factor for the majority of players is the financial package. Offer Sanchez £500,000 a week and a £10m signing on fee and he will stay. The same goes for Oxlade, offer him £200,000 a week and a £5m signing on fee and he will stay. If we pay lower wages than say Chelsea or PSG, then irrelevant of the ability to compete for trophies the players will move on.

RG61