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10 Feb 2018 09:46:50
Ed,
It seems like we identify a position that needs strengthening, go after a target or two but if we fail then we leave the team with that weakness.
I read that Vertonghen was targeted and rejected us in 2012, Evans this window plus others yet no one else came in.
I understand we want quality and we have a budget plus players need to want to sign for us but surly we could have found a CD and not leave us in a weak position.
I read the same in your feedback comments on a regular basis. "If they don't sign X then they will leave it this window"
Why look at Nzonzi and Evens but not fill either. it happens to often & I don't know why it's not addressed

SY4

{Ed002's Note - Well all clubs look to players that thye think might make suitable signings but rarely do clubs sign all of their targets. Milan and Inter have both said in the past that they will have an initial list of 10 players for each position. Other clubs will only have one fixed target in mind. Arsenal, like many of the major sides, will not buy just for the sake of it, although I appreciate that in many cases the fans want to see signings and generally don't care who. Arsenal looked at Nzonzi with the idea of brining him in to improve the side - that was not possible. In terms of centre back, Arsenal made a very significant bid for one centre back (their first choice) and they added a youngster. The club has also made significant changes from the management perspective and you need to remember that this was the January window when clubs are reluctant to sell.}


1.) 10 Feb 2018 10:38:29
Good point Ed -, it’s just frustrating to see us not address a few key positions properly yet sign an expensive youngster ( Chambers ) or a cheap youngster Holding yet they go out on Liam leaving us still weak

Winter window is not the best yardstick and I should judge the new set up not old.

We seem to be CB and CDM away from a great side but have been a while.

Hoped Coq going would mean an in coming player

Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - Would you rather the club purchased players which are unwanted or wait?}


2.) 10 Feb 2018 10:39:54
To be clear - I don’t want signings for signings sake. I agree with only adding quality but other clubs add quality at decent prices in positions we require.

{Ed002's Note - So you would be happy to see players who the club don't want joining?}


3.) 10 Feb 2018 12:10:44
Wait for talent yes.


4.) 10 Feb 2018 18:22:48
How long are we going to wait for a holding mid?

{Ed002's Note - Much will depend on what happens regarding other changes in the summer but if AW stays then he will still ahve an interest in Jorginho and N'Zonzi.}


5.) 10 Feb 2018 18:30:26
Jorginho or Nzonzi? An absolute no brainer! Nzonzi is no where near Jorginho level.


6.) 10 Feb 2018 18:38:27
I appreciate that ed, my point being, maybe the summer will be too late. Plus our last buy in that position (xhaka) was/ is a failure, so the longer we wait the more damage is done. We could have got auba lazt summer and by the time we do get him, its too late. We always wait too long and it now isn't working.

{Ed002's Note - There is no opportunity to buy players before the summer Steve.}


7.) 10 Feb 2018 18:42:45
Sano, Nzonzi it is then. Lol.


8.) 10 Feb 2018 18:55:18
Ed, that's my point, it always seems too late. By the time the summer comes, there will be a new obstacle.


9.) 10 Feb 2018 19:10:28
That was kind of my point Steve. We seem to agree too much now.

I am happy waiting for talent and quality but we seem to wait forever while other teams add quality in the same area we are looking for. That’s frustrating.

I don’t want 6 additions for the sake of it but I expect the scouting network to find a quality CB or CDM within two windows.


10.) 11 Feb 2018 05:20:20
Dembele was sublime yesterday. We badly need a top quality midfield combo, Jean Seri comes to my mind, but I don't think he would agree to come to us.


11.) 11 Feb 2018 11:53:17
I think with the new appointments arsenal started to purchase players differently, and for that I hope we will see some quality signings at the back. Although CB are bery rare these days.
However we still need wenger out of the door for any future progress.


 

 

21 Jan 2018 19:46:24
Eds

What defensive positions are we hoping to recruit for in Jan. Who are the main targets?

Seems like we are addressing the attack again but no point runnng a bath with the plug out.

Thanks and thanks for all your hard work over the years.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly answer questions about timing but between now and the summer Arsenal will continue to look for a goalkeeper (having lost out on at least two of the first three considered), one CB has already arrived but they will add another and a left back.}


1.) 22 Jan 2018 19:27:51
Left back we already have Monreal, kolasinac, Maitland-Niles unless Monreal is sold we don't need a lb if. He is moved onseggason from Fulham and Philip max would be good options but we need a right back to. Challenge Bellerin maybe Schelotto or Danilo Perreira.


2.) 22 Jan 2018 19:11:01
Another Left back? WE currently have nacho and Kolasinac so unless Arsene is considering playing kola in CDM why would we need another LB? especially considering maitland niles seemingly does a good enough job there. Not doubting you ed's just curious.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps they should stop looking then?


3.) 22 Jan 2018 21:11:54
Is rocchia still the lb target ed?

{Ed002's Note - hHe has been of interest.}


4.) 22 Jan 2018 21:37:50
Are we looking at any British players ed? Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe not for these positions.}


5.) 22 Jan 2018 22:12:23
Thanks Ed. Appreciate the reply ~ slightly surprised we aren’t looking at a CDM. That’s a concern. I assume the feeling is a Elneny or Granite is sufficient even with coq’s departure. I also assume that we looking at Auba.

Really appreciate the info and know you just deliver the news, you don’t make it.


6.) 23 Jan 2018 10:15:59
Hi Ed002 - Yes, I found it extremely odd that we reportedly tried to get Luke Shaw included in the Sanchez deal, although Wenger has not always include Kolasinac and seems to have moved Monreal to CB more often than playing him at LB.


 

 

24 Dec 2017 20:06:20
Ed, do you think we will sign Leon Bailey, Nzonzi and a centrehalf in the Jan window? Do you think we will be successful in improving defence, midfield and attack?

SY4

{Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly comment on the timing of transfers. Arsenal maintain an interest in both players and a centre half.}


 

 

06 Nov 2017 23:21:59
We have to start being honest - with the fans, players and footballing world. We weren't good enough on Saturday and were outplayed all over the pitch. We were lucky City showed us too much respect at 2 nil plus were having a bad day at the office in front of goal otherwise it could have been embarrassing.

We were poor and didn't create much. Poorly organised and made crap decisions in a game that were unprofessional and put us under pressure from the start.
Tell it how it is and don't blame the ref or linesman - we were poor and I for one would feel better if the club admitted that. You can build on honesty.
Sort it out Wenger - i'll be the biggest fan you ever lose
Stan

SY4

1.) 07 Nov 2017 08:38:57
Got your picture on my wall, and it reminds me that it's not so bad.


2.) 07 Nov 2017 10:30:28
You forgot the ‘P. S. we should be together too’.


3.) 08 Nov 2017 21:15:39
The fans from what I can see are as honest as the days long. It's Wenger who needs to start with the honesty . It was offside sterling dived etc. How are players going to wise up when your manger makes excuse after excuse.


4.) 09 Nov 2017 23:25:11
That’s my point.


 

 

30 Sep 2017 16:49:32
Ed, I know Wenger has a two year contract but with Carlo Ancelotti current position - will the club try to get him in place or tie him down to manage next season or will we continue as is with Wenger and miss out on a great opportunity?

SY4

{Ed001's Note - Wenger is in charge of his own destiny mate.}


1.) 02 Oct 2017 06:18:24
Wenger will be at the club for at least the nest two seasons. However, I have always admired Ancelotti, although my current flavour of the month is Marco Silva wh appears to be doing a fine job at Watford.


2.) 03 Oct 2017 21:12:26
Eds, laccazette jokes he's trying to convince Greizman to join him at Arsenal this coming summer. Arsenal were never linked with him. Is there any slight interest in the player?

{Ed001's Note - there was a while ago, but, ironically enough, Lacazette was the option instead of him. I don't know of any revived interest, but it is a while until the window.}


3.) 04 Oct 2017 11:26:47
Cheers for the response eds. Lacazette, Griezman and Lemar, French trio up front. Would never happen. How could Arsenal possible make a profit buying those 2 lol.


4.) 04 Oct 2017 20:29:22
If the media are to be believed, I remember us reportedly having an interest in Griezmann when he was at Sociedad, just before he burst onto the National team and became an established world class player.


5.) 04 Oct 2017 21:13:59
If I remember correctly TPG it was the same time Carlos vela was at sociadad and doing fairly well. I'm sure I heard somewhere that we tried to involve vela in the deal as he was on loan at the time .


 

 

 

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20 Feb 2018 23:39:08
Most successful season In years! 200m sponsorship deal. Put 2017/ 18 season as a huge success. Very happy.

SY4

1.) 20 Feb 2018 23:58:51
That's fantastic mate, and now we can all look forward to the great open top bus tour and civic reception at Islington town hall with the cheque proudly on display for all to see :-)


2.) 21 Feb 2018 08:07:19
G62,
That's brilliant 🤣🤣🤣.


 

 

16 Feb 2018 19:14:59
So our shirt and stadium sponsorships are running out next season.

Interesting to see if we spend big in the summe4 as surely Top 4 and Champ league as well as more live games will make a difference to our deals

Hopefully this gives us that extra nudge next season to sort defence ( CB and LB) , goalie and CDM!

SY4

1.) 16 Feb 2018 19:47:46
Sy if we are not in the CL we will not spend big in the summer. It will and has greatly impacted our spending.


2.) 16 Feb 2018 20:03:54
Spending on its own isn't the answer mate, we have spent and gone backwards, we've spent more than Liverpool Spurs but been over taken by both with the gap currently increasing rather than decreasing between us and them.
Give Arsene 200 million this summer and even if he spends it all on players in the right positions we need it still won't change things.
Arsene simply can not organise motivate and get his team to perform over a 38 game season anymore and 200 million on Gk CB DM and whoever else isn't going to change that fact.
City haven't just spent their way to where they are because if it was that easy why hire Pep at enormous expense? Pep has done a brilliant job and got some very very good players very well organised motivated and disciplined.


3.) 16 Feb 2018 20:57:29
In 2013 people were saying we are just 2 or 3 players away.
Between 2013 and 2017 we signed Ozil Sanchez Mustafi Xhaka Cech Welbeck Debuchy Chambers Lacasette all for what at the timet were very respectively big money without losing anyone the club really wanted to keep.
Nothing has improved in fact we've even dropped out of the 4th place trophy race since spending all this money.
Spending under Arsene just isn't the answer.
Now Sanchez has gone and Pea and I Miki have arrived but still people are saying we are are only 2 or 3 players away, away from what? Mid table?


4.) 17 Feb 2018 00:01:08
Man City honours list

BEFORE THE TAKEOVER

First Division (2) : 1936-37, 1967-68

FA Cup (4) : 1903-04, 1933-34, 1955-56, 1968-69

League Cup (2) : 1969-70, 1975-76

European Cup Winners' Cup (1) : 1969-70

AFTER THE TAKEOVER

Premier League (2) : 2011-12, 2013-14

FA Cup (1) : 2010-11

League Cup (2) : 2013-14, 2015-16

Say what you want about money.


5.) 17 Feb 2018 08:49:36
So the money has actually made them worse SY? :-)
The money obviously makes things easier but it isn't the biggest factor because it was we would be ahead of Liverpool and Spurs and City would add to the team ladies duty and make her pick the team.
Hiring the right people is what it's about.
Ozil 42 millions
Debuchy Chambers Welbeck all 16 mil
Sanchez Xhaka Mustafi all 34 mil
Lacasette 50+ million
That's the best part of a quater of a billion to go backwards.
Allowing Arsene to simply waste more money will not change our premier league fortune.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 14:25:30
Well done Spurs - far better team on the day. We had a few late chances but they had far more chances in the game.

We lacked imagination in first half and put ourselves under pressure with stupid goalie distribution and poor passes.

We didn't create enough and Lacked quality today ( again )

Away form when it really counts is woeful

Well done Spurs - you deserved it and Kane had a great game.

SY4

1.) 10 Feb 2018 14:41:25
Respect SY. you lot were not at it till last 5 mins. maybe should have been 1 more, your keeper had a blinder.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 14:59:37
Spurs 3 times as many shots as us with 6 times as many on target and 4 times as many corners as us.
Don't think there is anything to argue about in this one, it was most definitely a deserved Spurs win.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 13:36:35
To be fair - that was a great header from Kane

SY4

1.) 10 Feb 2018 14:26:22
To be fair that was a disgusting performance by Arsenal.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 14:30:59
Spurs deserved the win today, we never had much control in the 2nd half and were pushed back. Rambo was missed today as the link between defence and attack. Elneny and Xhaka too slow on the ball. Iowbi offers nothing either not sure how he gets in the side.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 13:08:44
Lots of discipline so far but now lacking cutting edge - need to get that balance because when we get the forward play, we look shaky at the back.

Think Rambo would give us the mix of both while Granit and Elneny are a bit static

COYG

SY4

 

 

 

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18 Feb 2018 13:42:19
Sorry Ed, are you saying these are the two only / main options

Simeone and Ancelott

Thanks.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - No, I haven't said that.}


 

 

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10 Feb 2018 19:10:28
That was kind of my point Steve. We seem to agree too much now.

I am happy waiting for talent and quality but we seem to wait forever while other teams add quality in the same area we are looking for. That’s frustrating.

I don’t want 6 additions for the sake of it but I expect the scouting network to find a quality CB or CDM within two windows.

SY4

 

 

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10 Feb 2018 12:10:44
Wait for talent yes.

SY4

 

 

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10 Feb 2018 10:39:54
To be clear - I don’t want signings for signings sake. I agree with only adding quality but other clubs add quality at decent prices in positions we require.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - So you would be happy to see players who the club don't want joining?}


 

 

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10 Feb 2018 10:38:29
Good point Ed -, it’s just frustrating to see us not address a few key positions properly yet sign an expensive youngster ( Chambers ) or a cheap youngster Holding yet they go out on Liam leaving us still weak

Winter window is not the best yardstick and I should judge the new set up not old.

We seem to be CB and CDM away from a great side but have been a while.

Hoped Coq going would mean an in coming player

Thanks again.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - Would you rather the club purchased players which are unwanted or wait?}


 

 

 

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17 Feb 2018 19:51:41
Lots think he is a money grabbing under achiever - nice to hear he turned down loads of cash to stay with us. Must kill him to look back and see players leave for a city etc plus not remembered for what he’s done as the past 10 years have cast a large shadow. The irony is, we’ve had a fair share of silverware over the past 5 years but that’s overshadowed due to expectation and never competing for the league.

I have changed my mind on Europa having read the above - I hope he wins that and retires so that he gets some European glory. Fingers crossed.

SY4

 

 

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17 Feb 2018 19:16:39
Despite what happens - I am a Wenger fan and I know he’s very intelligent guy and loves our club as much as us. It would be an interesting glass of red with Wenger. Lots of time for that gentleman.

SY4

 

 

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17 Feb 2018 17:51:57
Wrighty
If you read this page, count me in for a pint with you and 62.

Would also like to ask Bould what the he’ll he does - bring him along too!

SY4

 

 

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17 Feb 2018 13:50:22
Merson and Adams are full of sour grapes

I like Keown - no BS and talks the truth. Balanced opinion and I love hearing Bob Wilson speak although he tows the Arsenal line a bit but a true gentleman who doesn’t bad mouth the club and shows respect.

SY4

 

 

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17 Feb 2018 00:01:08
Man City honours list

BEFORE THE TAKEOVER

First Division (2) : 1936-37, 1967-68

FA Cup (4) : 1903-04, 1933-34, 1955-56, 1968-69

League Cup (2) : 1969-70, 1975-76

European Cup Winners' Cup (1) : 1969-70

AFTER THE TAKEOVER

Premier League (2) : 2011-12, 2013-14

FA Cup (1) : 2010-11

League Cup (2) : 2013-14, 2015-16

Say what you want about money.

SY4