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Team: Arsenal

Where from: tottenham

Favourite player: tony adams

Best team moment: 1971 cup final.I was just left of the right hand goal post when Charlie let fly.

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12 Nov 2017 20:39:41
Zaha, Lemar and anybody else we sign will not be effective while Arsene Wenger is manager.

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1.) 14 Nov 2017 13:06:41
I tend to agree Heybridge mate but what is the ulternative under Arsene?
If Arsene won't go then the only thing to do is keep hoping that somehow he will do something that makes a real difference I guess.
For me the smart money says he will simply plod on as he has for the last decade and do so for as long as he can until he is finally forced out.
But until then we just have to hope he does something different that actually makes a difference to our results over a season.



02 Jun 2017 19:41:06
87 million for mpappe if its true is great news for us and great news for Arsene has its show he means business. If we can still keep Alexis that would be great. As for Mesut i think he is a luxury Arsenal cannot afford at this moment of time. Hope we can keep the Ox and he progresses more like he clearly has the last season. Really feel sorry for Perez because he didn't get much chances and when he did he delivered. Hate to see any of the English players go but i think Jack, Kieran and Jenko its adios. Santi is great but can't fathom at 33 and recovering from serious injury why he was given contract ext but i think that is Arsenes
loyalty showing thru again. The Arda Turan rumours keep re surfacing do not know to much about him and wonder if he is a cheaper option so we sell Ozil thus freeing up wages for Alexis.

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26 May 2017 18:25:53
Hello people just read that Ospina has got the nod over Cech, not sure if this is correct would be very peeved if this was true as Cech has been in good of late and Ospina isssupposedly of to Fenebhace. A other point i would like to ask is how we feel about playing 3 at the back with the BFG, and i was wondering if Debuchy might be worth a shout as part of a back 3 with Monreal and Holding if Mustafi doesn't play
By the way the wife has called it 2-1 to us tomorrow.

heybridge gooner

1.) 26 May 2017 19:01:28
I don't understand his logic in cup games. Play your strongest team. Granted it's good to rest players during the season but now it's time to put niceness aside. Sadly that's something arsene has developed as he has got older. A kindness and reluctance to chop and change players when needed.

2.) 26 May 2017 21:40:14
If we have to play merts would prefer part of a 3 as safety in numbers.

3.) 26 May 2017 22:57:59
Has mert played at all this season? I can't honestly remember. It has to be the best possible starting 11. Is mustafi out? I haven't looked at those available but for me the back 4 has to be cech, mustafi, holding, monreal.



01 Sep 2013 13:11:18
Viviano the Italian keeper on flight over to have a medical for one year loan deal according to sky italia and the St Eitienne midfield Joshua Guilovgui not in matchday squad thoughts anyone
Heybridge Gooner

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2.) Never herd of either of them any good?




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13 Jan 2018 08:57:46
Just seen Nick T2 reply to my post. I know Lehman was a keeper but used him as an example how Arsene use to make shrewd buys. Your entitled to your views same as me but just one thing i am not illiterate sunshine.

heybridge gooner

1.) 13 Jan 2018 14:21:52
Don't worry about it heybridge! There's a few who do it. They try and pick up on grammar as a reason for invalidating people's opinion.

2.) 13 Jan 2018 18:27:46
Well said sanogo.



12 Jan 2018 19:55:28
Wenger judgement is seriously impaired in regards to defenders. Mert, Gabriel, Debuchy
Monreal, Chambers, Squillacci, Santos have all been signed and none of them have brought us nearer to premiership wining team let alone Europe, 25 mill on Mustafi and if it hadn't been for the injury to Chambers he would have been moved on after one season. Koz was world class but injuries and his age are catching up on him. Apart from his display in the Cup Final Holding as a long way to go. If you go back further you got Stepanovs, Cygan and Senderos all not good enough. The best defender buys were made in the early days
like Sol, Kolo, Lauren, Luzhny and Lehman. The sadness of it all is that players like Giberto, Pires where sold far far too early. The situation regarding Sanchez is a complete farce, For the last few years we have been held up as a shining example of how to run a football club as a business module, so who made the decision to let Sanchez run down his contract and lose 65 mill and over 100% profit was it Wenger, Gazidis, Kroenke. He should have been told last summer sign or your sold irrespective if we get a replacement or not. and the same message should have been sent to Ozil. I said in my post/ rant a few days back that this is Arsenes fault and he should be made accountable. Coquelin has gone and quite frankly should have been moved on a lot sooner as should. have been Walcottl. I have just been hearing that Mourinho is interested in buying Sanchez and to be honest i don't care as long has he goes this month. Whatever the rest of this season brings and i cannot see it bringing anything this should be Arsene Wengers last season, no more Arsene enough is enough

heybridge gooner

1.) 12 Jan 2018 20:06:44
Well said Heybridge.

2.) 12 Jan 2018 20:34:13
Top post.

3.) 12 Jan 2018 20:35:28
But there are still people who can't see the damage he is doing. Maybe the odd one never will, whatever state he gets us in.

4.) 12 Jan 2018 21:11:23
You will never convince everyone. Some people see it early others take a while then there's always a few who will see black as white. Life I'm afraid.

5.) 12 Jan 2018 21:21:15
Sano, i accept that is the case but they would all be thinking different if this was another club that the level of incompetencey was happening at.

6.) 12 Jan 2018 22:05:50
In the same respect they might not care less mate. It is what it is. I'm hoping that it gets the plug pulled on this daft going on by summer.

7.) 12 Jan 2018 22:51:20
remember the days when he was proud of his one year deals for over 30s. always baffled me. meanwhile we had diaby stealing wages. strange.

8.) 13 Jan 2018 05:45:23
Do you even remember Luzhny? Lehmann a defender?

Honestly, you all blow so much smoke up eachother’s arses it’s a surprise you’re not all chimneys.

This wasn’t a good post, most of it didn’t even make sense due to the illiterate ramblings of the poster. That you want to get rid of Sanchez to United just capped off the lunacy. Bizarre rant that for some reason people supported.

9.) 13 Jan 2018 05:46:14
And Derbygooner, Diaby stealing wages? Crazy thing to say.

10.) 13 Jan 2018 10:58:28
Monreal was a good buy.

11.) 13 Jan 2018 20:14:20
Nick why wouldn't I say that. he never played and earned great money. left to france and never played there.

12.) 14 Jan 2018 02:05:48
You make it sound like he wanted to sit around not playing at all. I imagine having a short career anyway and not being able to play most of it because of a reckless, unpunished challenge by a meathead like Dan Smith is what all professional footballers aspire to, just so they can steal a living.

13.) 14 Jan 2018 09:11:10
never said it was his fault or he wanted it. he was employeed to play football and he rarely did. we released him 6 years too late. great player but no good to us in physio room.



09 Jan 2018 09:52:32
What we need my friends first and foremost
is a new manager and then let him assess the squad and then let the comings and goi gs begin. The whole Sunday debacle proved once again that he has seriously lost it. The line up on Sunday showed no respect for Forest, The Competition and lastly and most importantly no respect whatsoever for the Travelling Gooners. If you are thinking of selling Walcott why play him and cup tie him. I said it so many times Wenger must be
made accountable for this mess we are in. He is arrogant beyond belief, deluded and so far past his sell by date its untrue. If we don't get a good result tomorrow night and i am presuming that's why he rested so many
players i am wondering what his excuses are going to be. Well that's my rant over and has i have not posted for a while i wish you all a Happy New Year.

heybridge gooner

1.) 09 Jan 2018 11:02:04
Hard to argue with that mate. Like I've said regarding possible targets we need to tread water and by some sort of luck scrape a CL place.

2.) 09 Jan 2018 11:37:11
The frightening thing about our squad is that if you omit the following players:
Out of contract: Ozil, Sanchez and Wilshere
Short contracts (that I am aware of) : Ramsey, Ospina and Welbeck - There are quite a few other players whose contracts expire in 2019!
Players that are reportedly available to leave: Coquelin, Walcott and Elneny
Retiring: Mertesacker and possibly Cazorla
Youngsters - Except Maitland-Niles, the only one ready for regular PL selection

We have very few quality players on deals of 2 years+.
What a mess.

3.) 09 Jan 2018 13:40:25
Happy New year HG. Hard to disagree with your comments. I am mixed at the moment, as like most Arsenal fans i would like to see us splash the cash on a big January signing, but realise that whatever slim transfer budget our billionaire tightwad owner will make available would a) almost certainly be wasted by Wenger by signing players we don't need, and B) should now be left for a new manager so they can build their own squad.

4.) 09 Jan 2018 15:43:13
You just have to look at city, united and chelsea and the vast amounts spent only to be sold or loaned off once new managers come to the helm.

5.) 09 Jan 2018 18:57:26
The team on paper is not bad compared to other teams at the top. The problem lies with wenger and bouldy who have no plan b and are clueless when we are under pressure. Their lack of motivation tactics and passion resonates to the team on the pitch. They sit there staring into the wilderness. Back in the day we had adams vieira etc to lead the team now we have no one to kick players up the backside if they aren't performing. This is where wenger has been found out. I have said before our best january business would be to get rid of wenger and his hangers on who have let this club rot. He could of left like a king but will leave with his legacy in tatters. Sad really. But sentiment cannot play a part in arsenal. We need a new direction which unfortunately wenger cannot provide. We need a manager that can motivate players EVERY game not when we have been embarrassed. Look at pep and klopp their teams turn up every game giving their all chasing the opposition down and being ruthless. Wenger is too soft with his players and gets one good game out of them and then they do nothing for 10 and he will not drop them. He is holding back the progress of players by playing them out of position. We have the stars but no leadership from the bench.



08 Nov 2017 18:26:17
We should not even be considering any wage rise to Ozil, clubs are not exactly qeuing up to sign him are they. He is a luxury Arsenal cannot afford. In the case of Sanchez if we progress further in the cup competitions and if he gets a sniff of a medal than i think he will do the
business. Walcott is one i would unload pretty sharpish as Coquelin. The main point is with the above mentioned players with the possible exception of Sanchez is they are all recipients of Arsenes biggest fault that is his loyalty to players who are not good enough or have no heart in the club. Another point is what do people think is Kroenkes cut off line in respect of giving Arsene the sack a disappointing season I. E. No trophies No Europe and the possibility of plummeting season ticket sales . Arsene is only Stans man if he is making him money. I was talking to a West Ham fan at work and he came up with the scenario of bad season for us, bad world cup for France and Arsene goes and rides to the rescue for his native country
Oh how i wish.

heybridge gooner

1.) 08 Nov 2017 20:18:46
I doubt that kronk even looks at tables or cup comps. It is all about money and he will give wenger at least the two years.

2.) 09 Nov 2017 09:37:33
If we went from invincibles to our current setup over one season there would be absolute outrage and demands for change from every man woman and child, it's the slow but sure decline over a 15 year period that has made everyone's expectations slowly but surely sink and sink to new levels of acceptance.
If you could go back and speak to your 2004 self and ask " what's the minimum we should expect this season I'm sure you would answer "top 2 in the league and champions league last 4 "
A very far cry from today's top 7 and cup new absolutely mimimum requirement.
We just keep lowering and lowering the bar why? So everyone can still get over it why? So everyone can continue to get over it i guess.
Just imagine the summer of 2004 that arsenal had sold Vieira Henry Bergkamp and brought in the quality of Xhaka Welbeck and Giroud to replace them? We'd have gone crazy, but slowly but surely our expectations have declined so much we've lost track of just how huge our club really is and exactly what it really is capable of achieving, still!

3.) 09 Nov 2017 09:58:13
Ask yourself this question are your current expectations of Arsenal football club or Arsene Wenger?
Do you believe Arsenal football club are no longer capable of challenging for titles or Arsene Wenger is no longer capable of challenging for titles?
If the answer is Arsenal are no longer capable then ok let's just carry on as we are
But if you really feel the club is sill capable then surely it's not rocket science how we start the long journey back to our former self's again.

4.) 09 Nov 2017 13:20:46
In a nutshell. We are a cup team.

5.) 09 Nov 2017 19:04:41
You can live in a state of denial for as long as you want but it will be apparent when Wenger finally goes and we still achieve nothing that the clown Kroenke is the reason this club has maintained a 4th place is fine attitude.

He has absolutely no want to invest in the team to take it to the next level as with all his American teams, mediocrity is just fine.

We are simply buying enough in the way of players to achieve that, never enough to win big things.

No owner worth a toss would allow contracts to run down or continue to employ the same man who doesn’t go the final mile if he really had that winning attitude.

Give me the Mansour’s and Abramovich’s of this world every single day of the week over that dufus who owns Arsenal.

6.) 09 Nov 2017 19:07:12
We are for now Dags.
We are currently in the middle between top and 10th places and heading in the wrong direction.
We've dropped so far in the last decade you have to wonder where we will be in 10 years time if we carry on with the same people running the club.
If Newcastle get the right owner and Everton the right manager it's easy to see how even the europa league places might become extremely difficult to get in the future if we continue as we are.



06 Nov 2017 14:02:37
Summed it up in a nutshell G62 like Dags said very true and very sad. Just can't believe that that its come to this.
Just also like to say to my nearest local football team Heybridge Swifts even though
you lost 3-1 in the first rd fa cup you can be very proud of yourselves.

heybridge gooner

1.) 06 Nov 2017 16:43:19
Things will improve Heybridge mate amd I think until they do we just have to find a bit of excitement where ever we can get it, well done the swifts getting to the fist round proper is no mean feat mate.
Personally I'm quite enjoying yakinf an interest in the 3 promoted teams plus Burnley in the premier league thus season, Huddersfield and Brighton as well as Burnley all seem to be extremely well organised, well they do so far at least;-) long way to go but so far I'm impressed by all 3 of them.




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17 Apr 2017 09:54:11
Nostradamus yeah i think the Missus has got one of those in her garden.

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17 Apr 2017 09:44:22
Did you think long and hard before you posted that Dags.

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17 Apr 2017 09:43:14
Yes the spuds do look to have a great chance and a great future with a good manager providing they don't do what they normally do and what we do and that is sell your best players.

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20 Mar 2017 17:57:35
Spot on steve r mate.

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Yes Banbury one of my workmates mentioned it at work today not good news if true

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21 Oct 2017 16:59:09
Didnt really want to put N0 4 in Dags.

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18 Oct 2017 16:16:24
Didnt see the game last night but apparently Spurs were the better team according to reports. Tottenham i have to say look very good since Pocchettino took over, but here's the weak link in my opinion . Pocchettino has not got a trophy in his cv and despite obviously taking Tottenham in the right direction Tottenham in my opinion need to go for a upgrade on him. Is he a good manager YES does he bring the youngsters on YES can he take Spurs to the next level? ? And before anybody thinks i am biased i am not its just my honest opinion thru observations.

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28 Aug 2017 06:21:15
How is it unrealistic to expect results. We should be capable of getting points out of both our loses. Their is obviously something seriously at our club. Arsene said afterwards that I am sorry if I am the problem but asks us to get behind the team. I always get behind the team whatever the situation is but I am of the opinion as I have stated so many times that Arsene is the major problem and despite cup success and investment in the transfer market we are still a million miles away from the major trophies. What a lovely way that would have been to retire after the cup win but no his arrogance and his ego comes to the fore once again and he thinks he can do it but he is not good enough in the tactics, selection and motivation departments but sadly due to the unswerving Faith of the IN ARSENE WE TRUST BRIGADE (fans and directors ) we are in deep deep trouble.

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22 Aug 2017 08:57:34
I am with you g62 i don't think Sanchez will be staying deadline day deal as i have already said. What we have seen so far will only further enhance Sanchez view that he needs to be at a club that will challenge for the 2 major honours that we do not get anyway near winning. The thing is we have 3 major problems
Firstly a manager who has signed 2 year contract extension and unless we are on the verge of relegation will the board act and the second problem is the pay structure that hamstrungs in moving average players on and thirdly is Arsene playing players out of position in a formation that should suit us.

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30 May 2017 19:59:54
Can see your point G62 and i think the atmosphere in the stadium will be good but if we have a major wobble peoples memories are short and football fans memories are shorter than most and the Wenger out brigade could grow. Personally speaking i am a Wenger out man but when i am at the Emirates i get behind him and the team.

Imo it would have been great to call it a day after Saturdays great performance but he has chosen to give it another 2 years so let's hope the contracts of players we need to keep are sorted and the right players we need are brought in and roll on the 2017/18 season
Take care everyone.

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