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15 May 2019 10:08:09
Interestingly Arsenal topped the charts for shot conversion in the PL season just ended, which leads me to believe that the most important part of the team to improve is the midfield area, which offers so little defensively. In the 4-2-3-1 formation the 3 would appear to be the major problem area, as the likes of Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, etc are simply not good enough. Reports suggest that we are looking to sign a wide attacking player and a box to box midfield player, which would improve this section of the team. Of course we all realise the defence needs improving. However, we should have Bellerin and Holding back from injury. A centre back is being sought, I would like to see us sign a more traditional player such as Dunk, who would be a decent player to have, particularly in tough away PL matches.

RobbieG

1.) 15 May 2019 12:19:57
Iwobi seems to help a lot on defence and leads the press well. Where he suffers is final third decision making. Good squad player who made progress this year.

The main issue is more a positional problem and awareness of where attackers are. Agree that the midfield has been terrible at covering but then we were dealing with Mustafi, so.


2.) 15 May 2019 13:10:12
RG, I have been saying this all season, that the midfield has to hold half the flack for our defensive frailties. IT so unbalanced with players like Xhaka, iwobi, element and micki. They give no cover to the defence, especially the fullbacks.

For me the midfield needs rebuilding.


3.) 16 May 2019 02:49:51
Im sorry RG but this is ridiculous. Where are you getting these so called reports. You list the problems over and over, you got no answers and the name that keeps popping up is Lewis Dunk. Clueless fans. Maybe stop talking to toby. Please tell me he's handing you all these dossiers of noncence but with a hilighted pen "Lewis Dunk".


4.) 16 May 2019 16:40:10
@Jack_Wolfskin. The reason for repetition is that I try to encourage intelligent responses to my comments. I have yet to have one response to my suggestion of signing Dunk. What is your opinion of Dunk? Is he top four quality? Does he have the necessary passing skills at the top level, etc?

So, instead of whinging, why not respond constructively to my comment? There is another person, who shall remain nameless, that makes similar comments such as yours, I suggest he too engages his grey matter and comments on the contents of my comment, or if it is not of interest then simply ignore it.


5.) 16 May 2019 20:13:42
Wow I'm intrigued RG, who is this nameless person who casts doubts about your sauces and repeated claims of self importance and repeated self endorsements?
How could anyone not take you or your comments seriously?
Some people just have no imagination do they mate :-)


6.) 17 May 2019 06:46:27
Agree with all comments about RG.

Nonsensical comments with nothing to back them up; this is not a great way of promoting debate, especially as your conversation is far from intelligent.


7.) 17 May 2019 10:41:07
G62 If the cap fits then wear it.
I could criticise your spelling, 'sauces' really? Try sources, unless of course you really mean ketchup?
For fear of repeating myself, I would far prefer to hear either of you give a sensible, intelligent appraisal of Dunk, opposed to unintelligent, ignorant personal attacks.
We have recently been linked with Walter Kannemann and I fully admit that I know precious little about the player, other than what I have read on the internet. What are your thoughts on signing a player who is in his 29th year and is another centre back who is barely 6ft tall?

Am I correct in my assumption that we should sign a taller "English-style" centre back, particularly for the domestic matches?
I am aware that the pair of you are intellectually and educationally limited, so prove me wrong, cease making inane, childish, personal comments. Surprise us all with a balanced, creative opinion on the contents of my posts. Yet again, I have nor seen one comment about Dunk, which comes as no surprise.


8.) 17 May 2019 10:42:26
Skywalker - It's interesting that the three of you appear challenged by my comments. Comments are intended to be thought provoking and are intended to create opinion and educated debate. Malaga-Gooner makes a sensible comment, agreeing with what I have said. If he disagreed and made a case against what I commented, I would have had no problem and may have learnt from the contents.
Let's see if any of you there can provide a comment on the potential signing of Lewis Dunk and whilst you are at it on the latest rumour regarding signing Walter Kannemann?

I would suggest in future that if you don't like my comments then simply ignore them, opposed to making inaccurate and rude, personal comments.
The most comical of which, was when I was accused of writing like a newspaper columnist, which I took as a compliment!


9.) 17 May 2019 16:54:34
According to all suaces a wise philosopher once said " a man who needs to agree himself and his own posts multiple times a day is a needy man who should drop the need to impress in the pursuit of being well thought of by others and simply try being himself for a change where he might find all he hoped Just through turning up as himself for a change "

A little saucy but meant kindly believe it or not.


10.) 17 May 2019 16:54:37
Personally, I don't see Dunk or a taller CB as a solution to any pressing problems we have. Without looking it up, it felt like we were surprisingly decent at corners this season. Its positional awareness, getting caught in possession etc that was the main problem, and that's partly formation, tactics, midfield, and FB/ WBs.

For me, Sokratis is our guaranteed starter, with Holding an able understudy who should be trusted to step up at any time, perhaps from the start of the season, but more likely backup to Kos. It then depends on plans for Mavropanos, Monreal, Mustafi, Bielik, Chambers. I'd only buy a CB that would be better than Sok and if we plan on playing back 3, otherwise I'd rather the team spent the money on treats and nibbles to encourage the players for a summer of relentless positional and defensive training. :)


11.) 17 May 2019 19:33:01
I wouldn't take anything Gunner62 says seriously. He was the guy the other day saying if there was a spare premier league trophy at anfield on the last day of the season, they should give it to Liverpool for having a good season 😂😂.


12.) 17 May 2019 20:03:41
That was me Jaybo :-)
Glad you liked my idea so much :-)


 

 

09 May 2019 22:18:07
Well done to Emery and the team.
To those Emery doubters, in his first season he has reached the EL final and obtained more points than last season, with 3 players out injured for a large part of the season and two more for the run in.
Im looking forward to the final, it would amazing to win, with a trophy and CL at stake.

RobbieG

1.) 10 May 2019 06:39:46
He has done superb work in the EL, we have looked the best team consistently in the competition. Emery deserves huge credit for that.

However - I am not a 'doubter' per se - it's undeniable that we have fallen apart when top 4 was there for the taking. The club needs to have a hard discussion about its direction because our league performance this season when 3rd was in our grasp was, frankly, embarrassing. A win against Palace and Brighton and we could have sealed it.


2.) 10 May 2019 08:11:07
Every club has injuries Robbie. Only one of those were starting 11 players at the start of the season. That cannot be used as a safety net for the teams performance this season. Bottom line is we blew a great chance in the league. Better tactics and better defensive organisation and we'd be sitting 3rd in the league. We could be sitting here talking about adding 3 to 4 players to improve the squad but no, we need 4 to 5 players to improve the starting 11. Minimal improvement on last season. On top of that it is reported that the club is expected to announce losses of 70m on the year before.


3.) 10 May 2019 08:17:20
Well said RG

Some people should take a hard look at themselves and decide where their loyalties are.

In EMERY we trust!


4.) 10 May 2019 09:44:38
Hilarious 😂😂😂.


5.) 10 May 2019 12:03:32
Hahahahah pot kettle black comes to mind with our last manager Malaga this is brilliant.


6.) 10 May 2019 19:21:26
Funny that Mark, I actually suspected you were a spud during Arsenes Last 10 seasons :-)
Now with your all new Emery obsession I'm more convinced than ever mate :-) :-)


7.) 10 May 2019 19:30:02
Paddy. Of course the injuries had huge effect, being without Bellerin and Holding who were two on-form regulars, as well as Welbeck, who gave us options across the front line. Then to lose Ramsey was a massive blow. Suarez is a mystery to me, but was also injured, which meant our squad was missing 5 players to injury, plus recent suspensions for Maitland-Niles, Torreria and Sokratis, meant the remaining players in the squad playing when at times played when fatigued, carrying injuries or rushed back from injury.
During the first season with Emery in charge we brought in 6 players, which is as many as can be sensibly integrated into the squad and will need to do the same again next season, as the squad wil lose Cech, Ramsey and Welbeck for certain, plus other who will be moved on.


8.) 10 May 2019 19:42:55
Now, now John, call me what ever you like, but don't ever associate with that crap from the other end of the Seven Sisters.


9.) 10 May 2019 20:37:10
Fair enough Mark mate, it was a bit harsh :-)
But you've got to admit questioning others loyalty because they have the audacity to doubt the current manager ability is more than a tad rich.


 

 

14 Feb 2015 10:15:05
Had to laugh, saw a report yesterday that stated that Abou Diaby should be back from injury in 2 or 3 weeks. That must be the longest calf strain in history!

RobbieG

 

 

29 Jan 2015 12:01:35
We have allowed 3 players to leave (Podolski, Sanaogo & Campbell, whilst only signing 2 players (Bielik & Gabriel). Are we intending to sign a third player and if so, in which position?
My own opinion is that we are looking for a player capable of playing wide left and striker.

RobbieG

{Ed025's Note - i cant see anymore coming in robbie..


1.) 29 Jan 2015 12:12:50
Thanks Ed, you are probably right. I still feel we are one short in terms of defensive midfield players, with the injury to Arteta and Bielik having just joined and only being 17 years of age. Flamini is poor in my humble opinion. Coquelin's sudden and unexpected rise is really satisfying, as I felt when he joined he looked a definite possibility to make it.


2.) 29 Jan 2015 13:03:56
Wide left? I can think of 6 or 7 players we have who can play wide left. And with Theo on his way back we surely have enough up front. Why would wide left be a priority?


3.) 31 Jan 2015 16:58:32
I'd of gone for shaqiri


 

 

15 Jan 2015 15:12:46
From what I understand we are trying to do tie up a deal for Winston Reid, with Jenkinson moving permanently to West Ham.

RobbieG

1.) 15 Jan 2015 16:55:49
Hope so with regards to Reid, will be a shame for jenks to go, but if he was still with us he would have his opportunity now, but when Debuchy is fit he wouldn't be first choice. Hopefully we will be able to get first refusal if we ever want him back


 

 

 

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21 May 2019 12:57:47
I was intrigued by the new regime's decision to announce that in future, players will not be allowed to simply run their deals down and will either extend their deals or be moved on. Although this may be the correct policy, should they have made this public, giving away vital information to players, their agents and other clubs? Thoughts.

RobbieG

1.) 22 May 2019 19:09:19
While possible, I suspect it won't be an issue as this is what all the other "big" clubs do, we were pretty much the only exception.

FFS even Sp*ds extend their players' contracts every couple seasons.


 

 

19 May 2019 23:40:37
It doesn’t take a genius to fathom out that money buys success, with the occasional exception. Perhaps the FFP and the wage rules will have an effect, only if the rules are enforced and punishments stringent.
Our transfer dealings this summer will be interesting to say the least, particularly as we recover from the damage done in the Gazidis/ Wenger era.
It is also intriguing to see how the excellent crop of young players at the club come through and bridge the gap between being a talented teenager to a first team regular. Defensively Holding and Mavrapanos if they stay injury free look extremely promising. Nelson, Smith-Rowe, Willock, Nketiah and others can all make a stake next season.
During the summer window we need to spend wisely on a CB, a box to box midfielder and a wide attacking player. In addition a RB might be needed if Bellerin isn’t fit to start the season.
A question, should we have extended Welbeck’s deal? As he is home grown and covers centrally and wide.

RobbieG

1.) 20 May 2019 09:22:18
I liked Welbeck not the best player in the world but worked his socks off and is better than Iwobinho.


2.) 20 May 2019 13:49:23
It's sad to read such derision of our own players. We'll all have our favourite players, we should enjoy cheering and lauding them. I don't get the opposite mentality at all. In this particular example as well, I just can't agree with the petty singling out of Iwobi, and the needless nickname. He's improved massively this season from what I've seen. He looks strong, fast, energetic and positive. It's right to point out he needs to improve his decision making around the box, but he's giving himself a chance to become a good player. He's worked hard in training obviously, and is committed to team. What are we complaining about exactly?! If he continues to develop we'll have a great option or solid starter, and if he's reached his peak he'll be a squad player and then move on. If anything some faith and support on the fans behalf could help. The blame and name calling is pathetic.


3.) 20 May 2019 19:50:49
Somone is upset 😂😂.


4.) 20 May 2019 20:05:53
Such a strange reply. I don't know you and never will no doubt, so why the goading? You have absolutely no argument in reply, and clearly no real opinions so I'm happy leaving it at that Welsh. It was a more general point towards people's attitudes to our players, it's not personal. If anyone disagrees then please feel free to educate me!


5.) 20 May 2019 21:50:35
I don’t want to argue never said I did, your the one that put a silly reply up.


6.) 20 May 2019 21:54:15
the thing is Ned, I gave my opinion I think Welbeck is better, but you went off on one, i think if you don’t like a comment just scroll past fella, or most of the posts will offend you, you clearly have issues about name calling of players that’s fine, but Iwobinho it crap.


7.) 21 May 2019 00:49:07
Yeah, yeah, my post is a "silly reply" and your post is "opinion". I'm interested in why "iwobihino it crap", please tell me more about this football incite, sounds thoroughly fair and considered!


8.) 22 May 2019 10:17:54
Gives the ball away to often, doesn’t do anything in the final 3rd, is to predictable 99/ 100 times just runs straight to the corner flag, wouldn’t get in any of the teams above us and maybe a few below us, so in that case how is he good enough for arsenal, Iam not asking you to take you Iwobinho posters off the wall, just stop crying when people don’t like a player.


9.) 22 May 2019 20:08:37
Thanks for the reply Welsh, all I hope for when I post anything is a football discussion, you nearly managed it. Perhaps you've been busy looking through my window at my posters, and laughing at me crying as I think about how under appreciated my beloved Alex is? Can't be a lucky guess. I don't agree with your exaggerations, but I can't disagree that he's not a very efficient player yet. The point I was trying to make is that he's got some good potential, more importantly has improved a lot, and seems to be working hard. If we could support his potential rather than jeer him, I think we could all be happier.


 

 

14 May 2019 12:47:43
Surprising to see Hughton sacked at Brighton where he has done a decent job with limited funds available. I do not believe for one moment this was racially motivated as some are suggesting, but unless the club make an inspired choice of a replacement, it could backfire spectacularly.

RobbieG

1.) 14 May 2019 14:42:39
I think the final straw was only getting 1 point at the Emirates :-) .


 

 

08 May 2019 07:45:11
Well done Liverpool. I hate to say it, but I can see the Toot winning tonight and an all PL CL final. In the EL the two PL clubs are both in a strong position to reach the final. This shows how strong the PL top 6 are, with Man City in pole position to do the domestic treble. A poor Man U put out PSG and Arsenal have beaten Italy's second best team home and away, without conceding a goal. At the end of the season it will be time to assess Emery's first season at the club and see how the squad is after the summer window.

RobbieG

1.) 08 May 2019 08:38:55
Chelsea have just set a new Europa league record for going undefeated in the competition while we are in our second consecutive semi final despite another poor premier league season.
Does this really show how strong the premier league is or how poor the Europa league is?

I think a bit of both in all honesty.
Liverpool and City are undoubtedly super strong teams and I think Spurs are much better than this season suggests but lack of squad strengthening and a world cup hanger over has seen them dragged into a top 4 tussle with an extremely poor Arsenal Chelsea and United all of who would most probably win the Belgian Polish Hungarian leagues but would struggle in France Holland Spain and Germany to trouble the champions.
Pretending won't make us better only be honest with ourselves will make that possible.


2.) 08 May 2019 09:30:42
Thanks RG nice to see you being honest and giving spurs a bit of credit, I'm not convinced about tonight and think Ajax will win comfortably as we've been utter crap of late, I must say Liverpool are a absolute joy to watch and I think they will be winning lots of trophies very soon under klopp.


3.) 08 May 2019 10:18:54
If ever Poch wanted someone to do his team talk for him Liverpool gave the Spurs players the perfect team talk last night.
If you can go to City and come out on top at the Etihad then with all the respect in the world to Ajacks you shouldn't be afraid tonight Raver mate.

I said after the Barcelona and Liverpool game last week I still thought an all premier league final was possible and obviously my opinion hasn't changed since then.
Your premier league season is all over bar the formalities so Tonight you are free to give it everything knowing your season either extends to a champions league final or ends tonight in any meaningful way.

What do you have to lose Raver?
Fortune favours those who believe everything is possible and then give everything in the pursuit of proving it.


 

 

29 Apr 2019 03:06:40
Clutching at straws:

Man U will beat both HUddersfield and Cardiff to finish on 71 points

Chelsea have 2 difficult matches, home to Watford and away to Leicester and with EL semis inbetween I can see them getting 2 draws or a draw and a win. This leaves them on 70 or 72 points.

Toot have CL semis to contend with and play Bournemouth away and Everton at home. I can envisage a couple of draws or a win and a draw, leaving them on 72 or 74 points.

Despite our poor form we can beat Brighton at home and if by some miracle we beat Burnley away, we can end on 72 points.

Valencia, having lost their last 2 league matches are also not on great form.

What an end to the season!

RobbieG

1.) 29 Apr 2019 08:32:20
I can't work out if that is an optimistic note you are striking or not? ;)


2.) 29 Apr 2019 08:44:37
Is Sarri right for Chelsea? has he demonstrated the necessary ability this season to show he's capable of fixing their issues?
What about Ole at United? Is he the man for them? Does he have what's needed to fix all thier problems?
What about Dick? Without resorting to wishful thinking fantasy football signings that aren't really likely to happen, will Dick be any more defensively savy next season than he is this?
Without being positively or negatively bias what are the cases for and against each of United Chelsea and Arsenal sticking or twisting with their current manager this summer?
Forget the past or possible future signings, what skills and abilities have each manager demonstrated or failed to demonstrate in their current positrons this season that makes you think that each of
Sarri
Ole
Dick
Should stay or go this summer?
If we can push our personal feelings to one side it could be an enjoyable debate on all 3.


3.) 29 Apr 2019 09:14:35
Urban - I think my comment was optimistic! It shows that we still have an outside chance of finishing in the top four.

G62 - The PL is a tough league. Man City have huge resources, the best manager and a large squad of quality players. They have won the League Cup, look in the best position to win the PL and are in the FA Cup Final. They could win all 3 domestic trophies.

Ole - On the one hand with 2 winnable matches to go, he could ensure a top 4 finish and CL football, which looked highly unlikely under Mourinho. On the other hand their recent form, after the honeymoon period, has been poor. Despite a high spend under Mourinho there is lot more to do. Pogba wants out. De Gea is running his deal down and is off form. The defence needs major surgery. Is Ole the man to do this job? I am not sure. I believe United jumped the gun and should have waited until the end of the season before deciding whether to give him the job, I feel they need a more proven, experienced manager, such as Allegri.

Sarri - If they qualify for the CL he has done the minimum required. If he goes who would replace him? With Abramovic exiled, the club looks in need of a change of owner and new direction.

Emery - Has done a decent job at the club in a transition year. He took over a weak squad and has had season ending injuries to 3 players to contend with, as well as the recent injury to Ramsey. It looks like we will finish with more points than last season and yet outside the top four. I believe he knows that the squad needs major surgery, with as many as 10 players departing and the need to sign as many as 6 quality first team players this summer. Unless he can persuade Kronke to open the purse strings I believe he has started a 3 to 5 season process of upgrading the playing squad. The fans are fickle and some are already calling for his head, will he be given the time to build the sqaud as he wishes? I do not believe any other manager would have done any better with the players he has at his disposal.


4.) 29 Apr 2019 09:34:18
Robbie just some advice! I have had exactly the same thoughts because I try to be half full in my thoughts! Don’t get suckered in by the Arsenal! We are the knight in Monty Payton’s Holy Grail ‘ it’s barely a scratch ‘ but they have us hoping we are dare I say invincible! It’s a sickness! We’ll all be back on Thursday and Brighton. Top four is better they say as it attracts the better player! What like Pogba Sanchez hazard Ozil ( and I’m a fan of his ) who are paid fortunes but not pulling up any trees . We need to rebuild and I for one am backing Emery to get the right players ( based on Leno sokratis and Lucas ) with holding and hector coming back! There you see I’ve talked us into title challengers! I’m off for a lie down! COYG.

{Ed001's Note - Emery does not sign players! He also can't make the most of having a much better set of players to pick from than Wenger.}


5.) 29 Apr 2019 09:58:59
Hi Ed001 - Emery may not sign the players, but of course he has a say in the signings. In respect of the squad, yes it has been improved since Wenger by the signings of Leno, Sokratis, Torreira and Guendouzi. Lichtsteiner and Suarez have not improved the squad. Don't forget that last season Wenger had Sanchez until January, Mertesacker retired, Wilshere left, Ospina left on loan, Chambers left on loan, as did others.
The problem for Emery is that he has been landed with Ozil on an absurd deal, and other players that simply are not good enough: Mustafi, Jenkinson and Elneny. The team still has so little to offer defensively. Yesterday we started with players that cannot put in a defensive shift and can barely tackle: Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Maitland-Niles and Kolasinac. Throw in the two forwards and there is little defensive structure to the team. I am not too hopeful for the forthcoming end of season fixtures.
The following players will or need to go in the summer: Cech, Ospina, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Jenkinson, Chambers, Elneny, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Suarez and Welbeck. I am not too keen on Iwobi. There are questions over Monreal and Kolasinac.
The problem is how we fund and integrate the many replacements that are needed. Perhaps we will utilise Martinez as the number 2 keeper. Defensively we need a RB, as Bellerin is unlikely to be fid to start the season. I would like to see us sign a LB, as neither of our current ones are impressive. We need a CB. We need a wide player and a creative midfield player, as well as a forward who can play wide, as cover. It's going to be a busy summer!

{Ed001's Note - give it a rest, Emery had nothing to do with the signings. He wasn't even there when some of the deals were done but still you deluded anti-Wengers are so far up his arse you refuse to accept the truth. You have been sold a pup and are too deluded to accept it because he is not Wenger.

Last season Sanchez was in dispute with the club and you were all moaning about his performances, so hardly a big deal having him. Mertesacker was the worst defender I have ever seen. You are better off without him ducking out of challenges. Wilshere was injured constantly and utter dog turd on those 20 seconds a season he did put in. Ospina was not good enough and a back up anyway so what does he matter? Chambers you all said was crap, now you are claiming he is a missing link? Embarrassing. You are just clutching at straws as usual.

The problem for Emery is that he is not good enough. He can't coach. He can't organise a defence and he can't cope with egos. Still he has those idiot fickle fans who hounded the club's greatest-ever manager out to back him, so he can continue to ensure you finish behind Spurs, despite them going backwards at an amazing rate. You are struggling to even beat a Chelsea that can't adapt to their new manager's style and a Man Utd side that have only turned up for 5 games this whole season!}


6.) 29 Apr 2019 10:00:43
3 Very fair answers there RG mate on all 3 managers.


7.) 29 Apr 2019 10:59:38
For my part i was very much Arsene out and both sad and relieved when he left.
I try my best to separate my personal feelings for each manager from my footballing opinion and use the same gage and way of assessing both Arsene and Dicks managerial ability only. ( incidentally I like both on a personal note)
There is a saying " The right person in the right place at the right time " and in 1997 Arsene Wenger was most certainly that but unfortunately in 2018 Uni Emery wasn't " The right person in the right place at the right time "
We needed a defence worthy of its name creating organising and motivating into a dependable solid unit and that has been shown beyond doubt not to be where Dicks strengths lay.
You can like the plummer all you want but he isn't going to build you a garden wall to be happy with no matter how nice he is or how much you want him to be able to do it.


8.) 29 Apr 2019 11:10:22
I'd just like to add
We weren't just unlucky to find the most undisciplined disorganised poorly set up buch of players out there possible to find, we made and continue to make them look that way.
That's unarguable in my opinion.


9.) 29 Apr 2019 15:04:06
I couldn’t have put that better myself ed 001,I’d like to see how everyone would be acting if this was Wenger, I think a few know the answer to that question!

{Ed001's Note - that is exactly the problem as I see it. People are just giving Emery an easy ride because he is not Wenger. Performances are far worse than under Wenger, despite a better team, yet Emery is backed and the players get the blame.}


10.) 29 Apr 2019 15:23:48
I just hope for a bit of luck a massive change or the other teams are on the beach who we play. Emery hasn't managed to sort our defending out but the one thing you can say is there are some common themes to work on this summer. He will in my book be more accountable for all aspects after this summer. Whatever happens we need a massive clear out and possibly a new direction. Wether that is going younger and relying on afc improving them or just concentrate on buying good quality defensive type players, something has to change at this club, to change mentality.


11.) 29 Apr 2019 15:22:47
Ed001 it’s exactly that and it’s ridiculous how people see us improving this season.
Do you really count those little extra points an improvement, is it really beating man, Chelsea and spurs at home become a real deal which in anyway they are having as much if a bad season as us.
I say look the Burnley defence they are so hard to beat, is it really down to individual players or its the way they are coached and set to play, if they are individually so ridiculously good why none of the top teams came knocking.
If you look at Emery’s football history on the defensive note you will know it’s something he can’t get right.

{Ed001's Note - his teams have always been wide open.}


12.) 29 Apr 2019 15:36:29
I totally agree that some are making excuses for Emery failings in exactly the same areas they found endless fault with Arsene, Emery has merely continued where Arsene left off and if it wasn't acceptable under Arsene how can exactly the same mistakes suddenly be excusable on Emery watch?
When you let your personal feelings one way or the other influence your footballing opinions then your not seeing things as they really are but more how you want them to be.


13.) 29 Apr 2019 16:14:52
Thank you G62.

Guendouzi was with Emery at PSG, and I am certain he had an input with the other signings. I have no problem discussing opinions with Eds or fans, but I must say I find you over-agreesive and downright rude. Football is about expressing opinions and I will alter my opinion if a sensible well thought out argument is provided. I am intrigued whether you will have the decency to post this response in full and refrain from another rude outburst in red ink. I doubt you will, let's see.

As regards Wenger, yes, I wanted him to leave as the team was on the decline season by season and had failed to finish in a CL position for 2 consecutive seasons. I no longer understood his management of the team and the club. However, I did not agree with hounding him out, nor the idiotic so-called fans who paid for tickets and did not turn up. I would never and have never booed any Arsenal manager or player. I would criticise them on sites such as this, but with all due respect I do not believe Wenger or the players look at sites such as this.

As for Emery he has won 8 trophies and I like his management style. I generally understand his methods and team selections. He has taken on a hell of a job at Arsenal and I like what I see. He has had 3 players out for a large chunk of the season, with an already weak squad, and lost Ramsey for the run in. I hope that Emery has the courage to ensure that Kroenk supplies sufficient funds to make the signings necessary this summer.


14.) 29 Apr 2019 16:37:57
I remember Dicks PSG not being able to defend adequately 4 0 semi final lead over Barcelona so maybe that was a huge sign we all ignored when he arrived because of what we wanted him to be rather than what he really was.
Yes he has 3 EL league titles under his belt but that was before the upgrade of a champions league place being introduced because many of the bigger clubs who found themselves in the europa didn't take it seriously.
Hope he can prove us all wrong but the longer it goes on the more visible the failings appear to be.


15.) 29 Apr 2019 22:35:24
I remember us trying to maintain dignity by trying to limit a 5 1 defeat against Bayern and going out 10. 2 in the end.


 

 

 

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17 May 2019 10:42:26
Skywalker - It's interesting that the three of you appear challenged by my comments. Comments are intended to be thought provoking and are intended to create opinion and educated debate. Malaga-Gooner makes a sensible comment, agreeing with what I have said. If he disagreed and made a case against what I commented, I would have had no problem and may have learnt from the contents.
Let's see if any of you there can provide a comment on the potential signing of Lewis Dunk and whilst you are at it on the latest rumour regarding signing Walter Kannemann?

I would suggest in future that if you don't like my comments then simply ignore them, opposed to making inaccurate and rude, personal comments.
The most comical of which, was when I was accused of writing like a newspaper columnist, which I took as a compliment!

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17 May 2019 10:41:07
G62 If the cap fits then wear it.
I could criticise your spelling, 'sauces' really? Try sources, unless of course you really mean ketchup?
For fear of repeating myself, I would far prefer to hear either of you give a sensible, intelligent appraisal of Dunk, opposed to unintelligent, ignorant personal attacks.
We have recently been linked with Walter Kannemann and I fully admit that I know precious little about the player, other than what I have read on the internet. What are your thoughts on signing a player who is in his 29th year and is another centre back who is barely 6ft tall?

Am I correct in my assumption that we should sign a taller "English-style" centre back, particularly for the domestic matches?
I am aware that the pair of you are intellectually and educationally limited, so prove me wrong, cease making inane, childish, personal comments. Surprise us all with a balanced, creative opinion on the contents of my posts. Yet again, I have nor seen one comment about Dunk, which comes as no surprise.

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16 May 2019 16:42:31
With limited fund and wages available this summer, he may be the sort of signing we are looking to make.

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16 May 2019 16:41:41
As Ed002 correct states replacing Xhaka is not a priority. Indeed quite the opposite, both Emery and Wenger appear/ appeared to rate him and select him regularly.

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16 May 2019 16:40:10
@Jack_Wolfskin. The reason for repetition is that I try to encourage intelligent responses to my comments. I have yet to have one response to my suggestion of signing Dunk. What is your opinion of Dunk? Is he top four quality? Does he have the necessary passing skills at the top level, etc?

So, instead of whinging, why not respond constructively to my comment? There is another person, who shall remain nameless, that makes similar comments such as yours, I suggest he too engages his grey matter and comments on the contents of my comment, or if it is not of interest then simply ignore it.

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21 May 2019 12:42:40
If it helps, his Mother and sister have recently moved into a rented house opposite me and word on the street is that he will be back at the club next season.

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21 May 2019 12:41:12
Which lies are those Welshy?

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17 May 2019 10:44:09
Reports that Fulham went after him twice. Apart from that very little news. I have a feeling that anyone analysing his second decade at Arsenal would have had major concerns.

I have a feeling that the job he wants is the French national team manager. Unfortunately for him France won the World Cup and unless Didier Deschamps vacates the role, this won't be possible, The other job I imagine would be his choice would be Bayern Munich. He will be 70 in October, so the longer he goes without a management job, the less likely he will be offered a top job.

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17 May 2019 10:43:06
Raver, I fully agree that the toot have done well in the circumstances you mention. However, runners-up are rarely remembered, even in the CL, apart from 2006, I would struggle to name the runners up in CL finals. Don't forget that although you haven't spent during the last two windows, you are still going to be £850-1000m in debt. During the season you dropped down from 3rd to 4th, obtained 5 fewer points, Arsenal closed the points gap from 14 the previous season to a solitary point and you lost 6 more league matches than during the previous season.

If you win the CL, I will congratulate you and the long toot trophy wait will be over. If you lose, the trophy drought continues.
Arsenal in a transition season have reached the EL final, obtained more points than the previous season and moved up a place, while closing the gap on the toot to a solitary point.
For both our sakes, it would be good if North London claimed both trophies and met in the super cup final in Istanbul.

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16 May 2019 16:444:27
Raver, as I have always advised you wait until you have actually won a trophy before bragging. I did suggest that you would beat Ajax in the semi and, although on paper Liverpool are odds on to win the CL, I have a sneaky feeling that the toot may miraculously win the CL.
As for us a EL win would be fabulous in a transition season, and would ensure a return to the CL and the riches it brings.
As for the gap, it's down to a solitary point.

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