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19 May 2017 19:52:03
Got to say this will he won't he saga surrounding Arsene is as difficult to predict as any suspense film I've seen, every time you think you know for sure how it's going to end the story takes another twist that makes you reassess your opinion yet again.
I'm now going for a twist in the tail where Arsene takes off his mask revealing his true identity as being Simon Brodkin all along,




17 Apr 2017 19:30:54
In my best Victor Meldrew voice
" I don't BELIEVE IT "
We finally get round to playing a formation that suits the players we have and best covers our weaknesses but then don't select the best 11 suited to carry it out?
Ramsey? Ox at full back not in the middle? Giroud not Walcott or Welbeck? Gibbs is tailor made for this formation AND! Xhaka not Le Coq?
Mad mad the man is driving me Mad :-)


{Ed025's Note - the good news is that arsenal win 3-0 G62 and arsene will have proved you wrong mate..

1.) 17 Apr 2017 21:01:32
Gunner I have no problem with the personnel, its here or there who he chose and it is only Middlesbrough. For me it the reactive wenger I hate instead of the proactive wenger that should have done this when everyone else was atcthe beginning. Too little too late as usual.

2.) 17 Apr 2017 20:44:10
Are some of our fans ever going to be happy with what he does 😂.

3.) 17 Apr 2017 21:54:50
D probably not because his timing is wrong. After the ship has sailed and all that. And no I will never be happy with wenger, he's past it and his desperation is copying others who have flown.

4.) 17 Apr 2017 23:35:43
Hi Ed025 it's 3pts even if not 3 0 mate so i guess Arsene did prove me wrong in the end.
I have been screaming for us to play this system or similar for years but i still think we have player better suited to it and Ramsey Xhaka in the middle makes no sense to me but hey ho it worked Arsene's​ way tonight so fair play.
For me it was a dress rehearsal for the semi final with City I'm not sure it will pay the same dividends without adjusting the personnel myself but i do the 3 4 3 or 3 5 2 is our best chance of making the final.

{Ed025's Note - a win is a win G62 and even though it was not emphatic it will have brought a bit of confidence back, city will be a different kettle of fish though mate and it will require a lot more than tonights level for arsenal to progress i feel..

5.) 18 Apr 2017 15:04:27
Are Barcelona interested in Allegri?

6.) 18 Apr 2017 13:11:32
Against City we just need to have an exceptionally good day and for them to have a poor day Ed025 mate, not impossible to happen even if unlikely.

{Ed025's Note - anything can happen in a semi G62, there are a lot of upsets in them and its usually the ones who battle and want it the most that prevail, sadly its not a trait we are seeing in this present arsenal side mate but you never know i suppose..

7.) 18 Apr 2017 20:57:21
Isco would be a great signing.



24 Sep 2016 12:06:31
Looks like Olly will be starting today, pleased about that as dispite his weaknesses he's head and shoulders our best option up top and means Sanchez will be back in his best position.
Imo if it happens it's the right decision.


{Ed025's Note - i really fancy arsenal today G62..

1.) 24 Sep 2016 20:24:42
Good prediction that ay ed025.

2.) 27 Sep 2016 12:19:18
head and shoulders? sure you aren't thinking of Joe Hart there g62?



01 Sep 2016 06:31:30
Hi Eds any news on who Arsenal might be looking to sign in January :-)


{Ed001's Note - funny you should say that g62. There is an Italian striker who just joined Nice on a free that he is tracking. An English midfielder on loan at Bournemouth, but that is more likely to happen next summer. He was considering taking Sakho from Liverpool this window but was worried by his injury history. He wants to monitor him for the next 6 months to ensure he can spend enough time on the treatment table to fit in at the Gooners....}

1.) 01 Sep 2016 08:37:34
Quality Ed001,
Any chance of us signing that German winger who just joined Werder Bremen?

He look's quality :-)

{Ed001's Note - not this January I am afraid, but I do hear they would be willing to do business for the low price of £25m next summer.}

2.) 01 Sep 2016 08:55:50
Im happy. not zlatan or pogba but Mustafi, xhaka i like alot. perez let's hope he can make use of the chances created.

and considering i hate florentino perez it will take me awhile to get used to saying perez without thinking of that mug.

quite surprised madrid did not make move for de gea.

3.) 03 Sep 2016 11:15:19
It's ok, I may be wrong but I believe he goes by Lucas.



17 Aug 2016 19:31:01
Just a theory and most probably a stupid one at that but are the Stan and Arsene getting ready for a Usmanov take over hence the lack of concern about fan unrest and Usmanov using the Everton card to let them know he won't be ripped off on the price?
It would explain everything that seems to be going on with Arsenal Stan Arsene and Usmanov right now.


{Ed025's Note - you may have a point there G62..

1.) 17 Aug 2016 20:16:20
It'd be a dream if you were right mate!

Stan is a massive problem at this club.
Happy to stay mediocre as long as it keeps his pockets lined.
And Arsene doesn't seem much better unfortunately, so it's a match made in heaven.

I refuse to believe that the club, board and all don't realise, recognise and understand the fans frustration anymore so maybe you're right, maybe it's just a 'not my problem anymore' attitude.

2.) 17 Aug 2016 21:33:02
All we can do is cross our fingers and hope the Uzbek bull frog takes us over.

3.) 17 Aug 2016 21:35:13
Im dreaming all ready gunner.

4.) 17 Aug 2016 20:24:33
eds is that a yes or you don't know.

{Ed025's Note - a strictly dont know mate..

5.) 17 Aug 2016 22:30:42
That's a Shame was getting my hoped up.

6.) 18 Aug 2016 10:24:54
you'd think someone worth $8b would have a little fun with his money. Maybe torturing fans year after year gives him a kick.

7.) 18 Aug 2016 11:39:50
I worked in Usmanovs house in Highgate. On his patio in the garden he has two cannons. And there was an arsenal magazine on his coffee table. He clearly actually loves the club. Doubt you'd find that in stans house.




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19 Sep 2017 16:48:50
It looks like Danny Welbeck will be out for just 1 month, ok I know it's not brilliant for him or us to lose him for any games but considering his poor luck with injuries I'm sure everyone is relieved it's not long term.


1.) 19 Sep 2017 17:20:48
Thing is, when he comes back after injury, he will play 2 or 3 games, than get injured again.

Typical Arsenal player. More time on the table than the pitch.

2.) 19 Sep 2017 17:47:31
As long as it is two to four games, he will be ok with fitness and commitment. It's when he keep getting injuries that are two three months plus that makes it difficult for him going forward.

3.) 19 Sep 2017 18:14:02
I like the lad he's full of work and effort plus not short on ability either but even when he's not at his best ability wise he still puts in a shift each game.
You can't ask a lot more than that from a player.

4.) 20 Sep 2017 06:30:12
Such a shame he was injured as he was returning to form having played a few consecutive matces. Hopefully the latest injury won't put him back too much. On the positive side, we have Sanchez to take over on the left.



18 Sep 2017 19:27:30
Why hasn't Mesuts Arsenal career worked out quite how we all hoped it would back on that magical night in 2013?
No doubt he arrived a huge star of world football who's joining us shocked our premier league rivals when he joined us but is going to leave us with many fans less than disappointed to see him go.
What went wrong and why didn't he shine as brightly in an Arsenal shirt as he has else where?


1.) 18 Sep 2017 19:35:58
He obviously can work! He had that great season and started last season well in terms of goals. I also think he gets lots of stick and mostly it's undeserved . It's a funny one 62 mate.

2.) 18 Sep 2017 19:48:11
I agree Sanogo mate he does get undeserved stick quite often and much of the work he does without the ball goes unnoticed by many fans.
Pep once described him as the best player in the world without the ball because of how he created space for others to play in.
But none the less he arrived a Superstar and will leave without to many fans shedding a tear, it will be a while before we sign a player of his stature again, Denis Bergkamp is the only player I can think of who arrived with such a high profile in world football.

3.) 18 Sep 2017 20:10:14
Ozil is a luxury that the prem and arsenal can't accommodate. He needs in arsenal two holding mids to allow for the fact he doesn't defend. The prem 90% of the time is attack and defend, the latter is not in his armery, so to have him you have to have a contingency for that. Bergy tried to tackle in a fashion but he still had two dependable tacklers behind him.

4.) 18 Sep 2017 20:14:11
Yeah your right mate . A very similar signing in reputation to bergkamp. Obviously no where near. To be fair I've been waiting for a striker who would benefit from ozil. Lacazette appears to offer some hope but I think he has been hounded a little bit.

5.) 18 Sep 2017 20:19:31
John Jenson?

6.) 18 Sep 2017 20:27:54
I really like the guy, he has undoubted talent but I think the vast majority of fans are not keen on a player who'd rather duck a challenge or pull out of header.

It just looks so bad and noticeable that lots don't see beyond that.

There are very few really talented players if any but him that do that.

Ultimately play him in the right place with the right players behind him and he can be awesome but I think it was ed02 who said Madrid got rid because they didn't think they could win the Champions League with him and they've done fairly well in that comp since he left.

Games against Chelsea where we turn up and do a job without him don't help his cause.

7.) 18 Sep 2017 20:48:31
All good and very constructive replys lads. It's such a shame because I think we all agree the man is pure quality and although he certainly hasn't been close to Bergys standard he did have all the ingredients to get close when he arrived.

8.) 19 Sep 2017 06:22:11
i was absolutely thrilled when he arrived. I believe he would have been brilliant in Bergkamp's role in the teams Bergkamp played in. Allowed a free role in and around a striker such as Henry and with midfield players such as Vieira, Gilberto and Freddie doing the leg work.

9.) 19 Sep 2017 09:18:06
We all were mate, it's just such a shame things didn't work out how we all hoped they would for both Mesut and us.
I'm not sure how long it will be before we see another signing of his stature at Arsenal, I'm sure someone will come along sooner or later and develop into a world star as Henry did but actually signing a ready made version who will get everyone excited from day 1 looks a long way off.



17 Sep 2017 17:10:20
Serve me up a huge slice of the humblest pie you can find.
A performance full of effort commitment and discipline that I didn't think this current group of Arsenal players capable of, extremely worthy of being called a team today and well done them.
Posters from other pages may consider our reaction to 0 0 draw at Chelsea OTT but for us and our current players today was huge and I think is cause for real celebration.
Should we start taking titles :-) that would be silly and 4th place is still a long shot given the strength of competition now amoungst the top 7 teams but was certainly something that has made everyone stop and be it short lived or long term have to reconsider their previously unflattering opinion of the Arsenal class of 2017.
Respect where it's due and today the Arsenal players actually EARNED the right to be respected.


1.) 17 Sep 2017 18:08:35
Yes, I'm so glad you are ordering that pie mate :)
The title is far, I think it's between city and united. But I don't see much difference between us and Chelsea for top 3 and 4 so no we are not that much behind.
There's a better spirit in the team. I think the transfer window and its rumours affected the team. So hopefully its only the better bit of arsenal we will see.

2.) 17 Sep 2017 18:42:55
That pesky transfer window problem Moe :-) but you do have to ask yourself why our players were affected by it at Palace last March Bournemouth in December and Everton in October:-)
Let's leave those awfully weak excuses to Arsene mate :-)
Great effort today and let's hope for more in the future rather than try and make excuses for the past that no one really takes seriously and are embarrassing at very best mate :-)

3.) 17 Sep 2017 19:21:12
You don't have to put it that way, you made me sound so arsene lol.

4.) 17 Sep 2017 21:09:17
Sorry Moe :-) that was harsh :-) .
Arsene is Arsene and I think he has been saying these things so long no one really takes a him seriously on anything much anymore, which is a shame really.
I personally wish he hadn't come out with that excuse again today and see it as the only slight on an otherwise a very good day.
Let's move on from the past excuses and all and collectively look to the future with a little more excitement and a lot less trepidation that most of us did at midday today.
The players have earned rest bite from criticism and the more they show the same effort fight determination and passion the more respect they will win back a bit at a time .



17 Sep 2017 09:56:37
I declare Ed007 king of predictions this weekend with an extremely impressive 3/ 7 100% spot correct scores while Ed002 gave him a run for his money getting 2/ 7 bang on.
I did notice not one of the Eds predicted the correct score for Watford v City strangely :-) although once again 007 wasn't far off with his 0 4 prediction.


1.) 17 Sep 2017 10:07:12
Would you advise Arsenal fans to have a cushion handy to hide behind today 007 or can we expect to actually enjoy today's game :-)

{Ed007's Note - I think behind the couch would be a good starting point lol

2.) 17 Sep 2017 11:59:37
Yup that usually is :-) , I've watched so many games there now the carpet behind couch has become the most worn out part :-)

{Ed007's Note - I can see why it's the Arsenal fans go to position but don't worry about it, the Liverpool supports favourite position is the fetal one and if you listen very carefully you can hear the gentle murmuring of 'next year..... next year....' coming from them as they slowly rock back and forth staring blankly into space.}



15 Sep 2017 18:41:19
Only Alexis Sanchez makes Paul Mersons Arsenal and Chelsea combined best 11.
Apart from Kos it's difficult to argue with it or even make a case for any of our other players.
Or is it? Any takers for this one?


1.) 15 Sep 2017 19:35:30

2.) 15 Sep 2017 19:57:36
It's early days dags but the only other conceivable shout.

3.) 15 Sep 2017 20:16:44
I agree Sanogo, good shout Dags but too soon to say, a few weeks back people were declaring Holding premier league ready but few mention him at the moment.
Kol is of course much older and much more experienced and does look an excellent prospect but much like Chambers Debuchy Mustafi who all hit the ground running when they joined us we will only really know about Kol at the end of this season if he is the real deal.

4.) 15 Sep 2017 20:59:15
Agree. We could even sweeten the deal and throw Lacazette in there.

Our 2 new boys are looking like our 2 best players.

But, like you said, early days.

5.) 15 Sep 2017 21:02:50
Honestly watching holding last year I thought god we have an absolute gem here but he's been awful thus far.

6.) 15 Sep 2017 21:56:51
A lot of our younger players seem to lose confidence after bright starts. Chambers jenko holding iwobi and bellerin have had serious loses of nerve and belief.

7.) 15 Sep 2017 22:10:15
Is Moses better than bellerin?

8.) 15 Sep 2017 22:28:24
True Sanogo,
Early days yet mate.

9.) 15 Sep 2017 23:30:05
Well, Moses parted the Red Sea and Bellerin can only part his hair, so yes.

10.) 16 Sep 2017 07:10:04
A combined eleven serves no purpose whatsover and last season's results confirm my thoughts, as despite Chelsea arguably supplying 10 of the 11 places, we beat Chelsea 3-0 (League) , 2-1 (FA Cup final) and penalties (Community Shield) , whilst only losing once 3-1 (League) .

I belive we have an excellent squad, bar a top CB and DM. Most of our players are current internationals or in the case of Cech and Mertesacker have chosen to retire from International football. Top teams were reported to be interested in many players if they were available or affordabale.

I believe that our current squad, with the couple of signings mentioned, would be able to compete at the top level if they were managed by Mourinho, Conte or Guardiola.

Keeper-wise - Cech is a legend, but we need to look at replacing him. I would have kept Szczesny to see if he had matured after his loan to Roma. Ospina is not my cup of tea as I don't like short keepers. I would try and sign Butland next season.

Defensively, we have a decent back four - Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny and Kolasinac. We need cover at RB and at least one CB, such as Van Dyke.

DM - We need a player such as N'Zonzi and arguably a second proper DM. Playing attacking/ creative midfield players in this position simply doesn't work.

AM - Sorted. Many options. I would like to see if Wilshere can come good.

At - Sorted. Lots of options.




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14 Sep 2017 15:29:52
I think he Might just do that Ibraim mate, United or playing in Turkey are the most likely in my opinion but he will have a lot of options once available for free so possibly Barcelona Bayern or City too.




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13 Sep 2017 20:17:19
Hi RG Debuchy never joined us to be cover for anyone and we didn't sign him for that either, when he arrived Jenks was looking good and on the back of his good form won an England call up and who exactly was Hector Belerin? One of a host of young Arsenal hopefuls who at the time was more likely to join lots other young Arsenal hopefuls into obscurity as become a star.
No one could have predicted Debuchy injury and certainly not Belerins supersonic rise to stardom but one thing is for sure Debuchy didn't join Arsenal to be Belerins back up player.
Hindsight is a pretty widespread skill for predicting the past but pretty useless skill for anything else.
Unfortunately the Euromillions don't pay out on getting all last week's numbers right this week :-)




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13 Sep 2017 08:00:11
Debuchy was a huge hit when he first arrived then got injured and Belerin took his place.
The bloke has been a bit unfortunate and in hindsight with Belerin and Jenks signing him was a mistake but no one could have predicted Belerin would come from nowhere and do so well at the time.




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12 Sep 2017 10:29:20
Personally because we are at home and traveling isn't an issue I would go with our strongest side possible.
Our players should be able to cope with Thursday Sunday every bit as well as Wednesday Saturday and as you say a decent victory would put more distance between the Liverpool game and going to Chelsea.
We have to take maximum points at home in order to give ourselves the luxury of resting players in some of the long haul games ahead in the Europa league.
Plus our players don't always respond well to having no midweek games they have in the past seemed to become defocused with a big gap in between games.




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10 Sep 2017 11:19:51
Plus he's extremely loyal to his players whether they deserve it or not.
Arsene is extremely slow to react to problems and weaknesses because he prefers to absolutely exhaust an opinion before he will change it.
Once he gives up on a player there is usually no way back for example Jack Gibbs and seemingly Walcott too now, he's extremely decisive, eventually :-)





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20 Sep 2017 11:09:10
Really? Just goes to show how unreliable my memory is.
He can't have ever won it under Mourinho then?
I beginning to doubt myself now, did he ever play for Chelsea at all, or have i just imagined that too :-)
Does Dags not really have 28 cats? Did Steve not really appear in Robin hood prince of thieves as one of the merry men?
I can't have imagined it all, can I? :-)




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20 Sep 2017 09:44:40
Didn't he win it twice under Mourinho the first time then under Ancelloti then Mourinho again Sanogo?
I haven't googled it but am just going from memory which isn't always as reliable as it could be :-)




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20 Sep 2017 08:04:59
Those who joined City did ok plus fabregas he's picked up 2 premier league medals with Chelsea plus whatever he won with Barcelona and of course Ashely Cole who won just about everything with Chelsea there is to win plus was it 4 premier league winners medals?




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19 Sep 2017 18:14:02
I like the lad he's full of work and effort plus not short on ability either but even when he's not at his best ability wise he still puts in a shift each game.
You can't ask a lot more than that from a player.




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19 Sep 2017 09:18:06
We all were mate, it's just such a shame things didn't work out how we all hoped they would for both Mesut and us.
I'm not sure how long it will be before we see another signing of his stature at Arsenal, I'm sure someone will come along sooner or later and develop into a world star as Henry did but actually signing a ready made version who will get everyone excited from day 1 looks a long way off.