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11 Oct 2018 20:14:30
I've got to say Emery's substitutions are very good. He is always positive and he goes for it early. Quite often this season we have started poorly but in the second half scored at least one and won the game. That excites me as a fan. Remember Emery's Seville were trailing to Liverpool in the Europa League final he made a couple of positive changes and they blew them away in the second half!


1.) 12 Oct 2018 01:19:56
When he starts getting it right at the start of a game, we are going to be dangerous. Lol.

2.) 12 Oct 2018 17:15:49
I was thinking exactly the same thing when reading kcider post Steve mate :-)
When subs change a game does it mean the manager is a genius for spotting the problem or an person for not starting the best 11 :-)
But do agree Kcider mate, it's a breath of fresh air to have a decisive manager who isn't afraid to see and admit his mistakes and rectify them asap.

3.) 17 Oct 2018 11:09:36
It's so refreshing following on from Wenger, who tended to leave substitutions until late, often too late to affect the game and generally only took those players off that wouldn't complain.

4.) 20 Oct 2018 18:50:04
Yep Emery takes off the players that are playing poorest or for tactical reasons nuff said.



23 Jul 2018 07:22:07
Eds, any truth in the Gazidis going to Milan rumour? and if so who could replace him and what implications might his departure have on the club?


{Ed002's Note - Milan is currently in the hands of Vulture Capitalists whict a number of matters are addressed. They need a new Chief Evecutive to replace Fassone who went a few days ago. Gazidis is one who might do a very good job there. He will be attractive given Paul Singer knows IG, he worked with the MLS for a long time and critically has successful experience in Europe. Against it would be whether or not he has decided that he has done everything necessary at Arsenal and that it will likely only be a two year deal. Even if he feels he has Arsenal in a good position, he may want to stay at the helm for a while, or perhaps he will want a new short-term challenge?}

1.) 23 Jul 2018 10:57:21
Very interesting insight there as usual Ed002!
Got a chance to go through the sharkpod, must say it's amazing. Always love the astute info. The papa song was on point! Cheers mate!

2.) 23 Jul 2018 13:40:47
I would have loved the gazidis of 2 or 3 years ago to have gone but in the last year or two he seems to have turned a corner and is making more of an effort with the fans.
However maybe we need a more ambitious chief exec. The competition is far more than 4 or 5 years ago. let's face it player and squad wise we are where we deserve to be. At least 4 teams and maybe 5 are better in the premier league.

3.) 23 Jul 2018 13:54:06
Goo riddance I say. I hate this celebrity culture that now surrounds chief execs. And he particularly loves the limelight. They’re there to look after the business side of things that’s it. Any high level business administrator could do the job.

4.) 24 Jul 2018 00:02:17
A lot of us seem to slag him off but is he really doing a bad job? Many of us myself included don't really know what he does at the club. Could be a lot.

My question to Ed is how do you think he has done at arsenal. Is he the man who has taken us into this new era if you would call it that. Such as getting sven and the other guy from Barcelona his name escapes me and more building a team to guide the team opposed to a manager doing a majority of the work like arsene was. I might be well of the mark but it's not something really discussed in the media so I've no idea.

5.) 24 Jul 2018 10:24:11
I think as Arsene became weaker and his grip on power at the club became less powerful others have sensed their opportunity to have a real input stepped up to the challenge of turning the club around.
With Arsene directing everything we were going nowhere but backwards and I think with a chance to reflect even Arsene himself would wish he'd been more prepared to listen to and let others have an input now.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing and most of us only really become really wise after the event.



07 Jul 2018 09:54:17
I reckon future signings depends on departures now. If either perez, welbeck or ramsey leaves then they will have to be replaced. As much as i want a winger part of me wants to give lucas perez a chance. Under the guidance of his fellow countryman he could do well. Perez definitely has some quality.


1.) 07 Jul 2018 12:56:59
I'm cool with whoever Dick keeps or let's go.
I was reading this morning what one of Emery explayers said about him, he said Emery was a brilliant coach who works tirelessly to improve the players and the team in order to make the fans happy on match days and he expects the same effort from his players in training and even giving them videos to watch at home so as they can see their own weaknesses and be ready to improve on them in training.
But the player also said " I had 3 years working under him but I couldn't face a 4th as his expectations of his players efforts are so huge.
Sounds just what we need to turn around our cosy club mentality on the double;-)
I think anyone who ain't up for it needs to get out quick because I don't think they are going to enjoy life under Dick as much as us fans are.

2.) 08 Jul 2018 05:59:02
The final month of the window will shape next season, as we have only confirmed 3 signings and at least 2 or 3 are still needed, possibly more if Ramsey and Welbeck leave.

3.) 08 Jul 2018 09:50:22
Like I say if anyone don't fancy life under Dick and a more accountable future at Arsenal then it's best they get out now.
For us fans and our ambitious players it's very good news but for those who were happy as things were before its obviously not so good and they may wish to try and find a easier life elsewhere.



03 Feb 2018 21:34:25
Auba has given us a new dimension. his pace frightens defenders causing them to drop deeper. This creates space for the likes of ramsey, ozil and miki to do what they do best. You can see from his 80 to 90% fitness level tonight he is a world class striker. He had 2 half chances and put one away with aplom! Big shout outs for ramsey, miki, ozil and tbf iwobi for great performances tonight especially in the first half.


1.) 03 Feb 2018 22:03:40
Not sure where this leaves Lacazette but yeah. Auba's pace is lethal he is perhaps even quicker than Henry used to be. I think what makes him is effective is that he does not actually get involved too much in build up (I think he had about 12 touches in the game but that was enough) and just focuses on making those runs in behind. I think Laczette was perhaps dropping too deep at times to get too involved with play. I would love to see them both together really to see how it could work out.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 09:55:05
Swap iwobi for fekir and xhaka for Jorginho. Then we can start dreaming.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 12:25:32
25 touches and his pace is a genuine asset. They recon over 50 meters he’s as fast as any footballer that’s ever been. His finishing is also sublime . And he’s also very respectable with his head.



21 Jan 2018 13:12:32
Arsenal are after a cb and a cdm preferable both in jan but if not in the summer. There may well be others more likely but two cbs I'm told the club are looking at is rugani at Juve and Evans. Two cdm's we are looking at are Danilo peirrera at Porto and Jorginho at Napoli. Not too sure which will happen but I've been told by a youth coach at the club that these players have been looked at. Fingers crossed for Danilo as I believe he is exactly the sort of cdm we need and at about 20 mill for a 26 year old would be good value. Jorginho is also a very good midfielder.


1.) 21 Jan 2018 17:18:12
Won’t be Jorginho reports saying he’s about to sign a new contract I havnt seen anything of the Porto guy.




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09 Aug 2018 19:35:07
With Perez gone and auba looking like playing as a wide forward in either a 4231 or 433 if welbeck leaves who is the back up striker? Is Nketiah ready?
If welbz leaves he needs to be replaced.
Auba ozil Miki.

Nketiah or Welbeck
Iwobi Ramsey Nelson.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 21:04:18
Nketiah deserves a shot in my view as first backup. Wellbeck is a good pro don't get me wrong but he his not at the level we need if we are serious about getting back into the big time. Put it this way I rather put my money on Nketiah scoring in a one on one than Wellbeck, which is what counts at the end of the day for strikers.

2.) 10 Aug 2018 06:37:03
I would prefer us to keep We;beck and extend his deal. He is only 27 and he offers quality cover for both the central striking role and both wide attacking roles. Nketiah has potential, but at 19 needs at least a couple of seasons to mature as a striker. Indeed, if we play Lacazette up front and Aubameyang wide left, then we need cover for both players.



05 Aug 2018 02:54:14
I have a sneaky feeling that Ramsey is goners. I just hope it ain't to a rival club. I can see him and fringe players funding a wide player like dembele. Mustafi didn't get a run out today which suggests he might be surplus to requirements. hopefully we can get a solid defender like Vida if he does leave. I reckon there could be a lot of movement at arsenal this week.


1.) 05 Aug 2018 08:46:45
Maybe Dick will use this season to gage what he already has or doesn't have within the squad, it would make long term sense to do what you can with existing players this season then replace those who he can't improve next summer
I know that's not a very exciting thought for this season but over the next 4 or 5 years it would make sense.



21 Jun 2018 13:42:03
bernard is avaliable on a free.
He played and scored against city in the champions league last season and I think he finished on 13 goals. He is 25.

A bit lightweight but a good player with great technique who can dribble at speed, create and score. wouldn't be my first choice but he is excellent value on a free. Especailly useful to play on the left if we go with 3 behind the striker.

If money is tight this summer I would go for him. This reminds me of when coutinho was avaliable for peanuts when he left Inter. I was calling out for us to get him but Liverpool were more decisive. The rest is history.




20 Jun 2018 09:52:48
Is torreira jacks replacement or was he coming anyway?! Also was wondering if there was any info on what formation we could play next season? Apparently sonuychu could be happening which leaves us with lots of cb's. i've heard no news of mustafi or chambers being linked away. Maybe we could play similar to england
Mustafi sokirtis soyunchu
Bellerin monreal
Ramsey ozil
Auba laca

Chambers mavropanos holding
Leichsteiner kola
Niles/ elneny
Xhaka iwobi/ miki
Welbeck nketiah/ nelson

The only thing is can't see miki and xhaka not being in our first eleven so much as id love to see auba and laca together up front we prob still have a few twists and turns ahead this summer!


1.) 20 Jun 2018 11:37:56
You forgot koscielny.

2.) 20 Jun 2018 19:17:42
When he comes back he will replace either Soyuncu or mustafi.

3.) 20 Jun 2018 21:24:35
Kos is past it. he's not going to be our first choice CB again, he's 32 and he's gone.



01 Jun 2018 18:00:11
Bernard from shaktah on a free anyone?! He is a left winger. cracking little player with 15 or so caps for brazil. Only an injury probably stopped him from going to the world cup. Scores and makes goals and is quick.

Would be an upgrade on welbeck or iwobi. Frees up resources to get in a top drawer cdm. Surprised we don't seem to be after him as we were linked with him before he went to shaktar.





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20 Oct 2018 18:50:04
Yep Emery takes off the players that are playing poorest or for tactical reasons nuff said.




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23 Jul 2018 13:40:47
I would have loved the gazidis of 2 or 3 years ago to have gone but in the last year or two he seems to have turned a corner and is making more of an effort with the fans.
However maybe we need a more ambitious chief exec. The competition is far more than 4 or 5 years ago. let's face it player and squad wise we are where we deserve to be. At least 4 teams and maybe 5 are better in the premier league.




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17 Jun 2018 08:50:58
Bellerin sokiritis soyunchu monreal
Ramsey xhaka
Miki ozil

Leichsteiner mavrapanos holding kola
Niles wilshere
Iwobi welbeck

Emery's best bet may be to try to replicate how psg played. unfortunately that formation was based around the quality of their wingers and how complete cavani is as a cf. Miki and ozil are great creative players but don't seem to have the workrate.
If i had the choice i'd go with this
Sokiritis soyunchu
Bellerin torreira monreal
Xhaka ramsey
Laca auba

Anyone who doesn't press and give
100 can't get into this side and the strikers and wing backs will have to work incredibly hard. I just believe laca and auba as a partnership with ozil in the hole could be devastating.




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01 Jun 2018 18:16:01
I don’t think Dembele is as silly as it sounds. maybe not on a 2 year deal but perhaps 1 year. The rumours are Barcelona are in for greizman so he would get even less game time there.




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01 Jun 2018 13:52:05
Agreed Glenn!

More of a wide player than a cazorla replacement though.

Save us a lot of dough on a free as i believe he could get double figures for goals and assists in that team. He also has significant sell on value.





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23 Oct 2018 10:56:19
I Think he didn't start to protect lechinstiner who was playing out of position at left back. he played iwobi there initially to give us more defensive protection and tbf I think it was a good call.




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30 Sep 2018 14:34:17
A risk on a free?




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27 Sep 2018 12:56:26
with ramsey's poor form and welbeck's run of goals I would consider

xhaka torreira

Welbeck ozil Auba


Goals, pace and most importantly athleticism.




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06 Jul 2018 20:02:08
Thr next chapter. I like that team. and your notion of bring xhaka in for laca to go 4231 when playing a top side esp away. With bbc saying that's it for main players it could happen.




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03 Jul 2018 03:59:36
If it is 4231 i reckon he might go
Bellerin sokiritis new cb monreal
Torreira xhaka/ nzonzi
Ozil Ramsey miki

When attacking it becomes
Sokiritis torreira new cb
Bellerin xhaka/ nzonzi ramsey monreal
Ozil miki

Reason nzonzi might come is he is avaliable and even with torreira added we need more legs in midfield in this modern game. If not incan see torreira getting exposed. You need a player in midfield that can cover the ground quuckly and is tactically aware. Much like liverpool and spurs midfield. Nzonzi is that man. Ramsey is better used getting forward not as a 10 but as a lampard type. The only thing is if nzonzi does come someone in midfield could be sold.