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01 Sep 2017 09:22:51
Last seasons unsucessful buys perez, xhaka and mustafi together with the strong possibility of sanchez, ozil and wilshere leaving on frees is probably why we have made a profit. This was probably planned all along.

When wenger says things like "we need to stick together" and "my phone is red hot" on transfer day you know nothing will happen. you can tell some players are pissed with the situation.

A few have come out and said change is needed. This current lack of ambition unfortunately will continue while our current manager and board remain.

kcider

1.) 01 Sep 2017 09:31:48
You don't fancy our chances of a premier league Europa league double then?


2.) 01 Sep 2017 16:10:20
More chance of meeting the pope g62. Potentially the europa!


 

 

20 Aug 2017 00:54:10
Wenger has cost us the points there. Anyone who watched pre season and against leicester could see the balance is all wrong at the back. You can maybe get away with one wb in the back 3 but to have 2 is just taking the mickey really. monreal marshalling the back 3 is a joke and we will never see the best of kolasinac till he is playing lwb. It seems he is trying to accomodate the ox and bellerin but neither can play lwb effectively. A back 3 of mustafi, mert and monreal with ox and kola as wing back i believe would have won us the game. Monreal is not a central starter in our back 3 and neither ox or bellerin can play lwb. Sort it out and get the cover in wenger because if we play that same back 3 against liverpool it will be 4 or 5.

kcider

1.) 20 Aug 2017 02:15:36
Is that you Steve. r.


2.) 20 Aug 2017 03:33:42
I agree with you kcrider but the strange thing was Monreal was our best cb on yesterday, imo. Mustafi was awful and very lucky not to cost us a goal.
Bellerin? Ox is a much better rwb and as a lwb I think anyone else you could name would be better.

And why are we offering big money for Ozil? I remember about 2 years ago the guy would produce chances - loads of them. Not anymore.

Finally, I had very high hopes for Xhala this year but he has been at fault for all 4 goals we conceded this year. He was, after all outjumped by Okazaki!

{Ed001's Note - Monreal was at fault for the goal.}


3.) 20 Aug 2017 06:22:50
I agree with kcider. Trying to accommodate the Ox and Bellerin together in the lineup was stupid and if he doesn't learn from this it will cost us points again and again.

Holding should really have started and Monreal is LCB/ LWB or bench. If he can't be ruthless now it doesn't matter who we sign. Without Kos and Alexis we are looking feeble.


4.) 20 Aug 2017 09:33:54
I think monreal is an important and good player for us. but he works either on the left of our back 3 or us lwb. I think playing him in the centre of the back 3 is showing arrogance to the quality of premiership teams and strikers and we have been punished in both games by conceding cheap goals. Also name me any top teams that don't play a left footed player at lwb and a
right footer at rwb? That alone creates more opportunity to stretch teams and create chances. There is no excuse really for a club with arsenals size to not have the cover in for the start of the season.


5.) 20 Aug 2017 10:44:29
Kcider Liverpool played Milner, chelski played aspilaqueta, the problem is when the player is not actually good enough. I don't know what people see in bellarin anyway, he's a squad player at best.


6.) 20 Aug 2017 10:52:29
I reckon we have the cover - playing a back 3 of Holding/ Mustafi/ Monreal would have been fine - even Chambers could and should have played under the circumstances. It's almost as if he feels compelled to give the Ox minutes in order to make sure he doesn't go to Chelsea, but honestly 35m is a fair bit more than he's worth. Take the money and pick up Lemar.

Love the club but Wenger and the board really do my head in sometimes. They made promises this summer and at the end of last season - they absolutely need to stick to them.


7.) 20 Aug 2017 14:04:07
Why would Barcelona want one of squad players Steve?
Belerin is an excellent player trying to fit into a jigsaw puzzle made up of all the wrong pieces.
We have full backs playing as Centre backs and cmf player's playing full backs and 2 players who don't really fit in anywhere playing cmf.
No wonder no one looks like world beaters within that set up.
Arsene is favourite player pleasing and trying to get Ox to stay when naming his team.
Arsenes idea of ballance is more focused in the changing room that on the pitch.


8.) 20 Aug 2017 15:16:07
Steve r, you mentioned azpelequeta and milner playing lwb as right footers. Are either still playing there? their managers realised and bought in left footers in alonso and robertson. You will always be playing within yourself if your wb is not playing on the correct side. Not so important with wingers but definitely is with full backs.


9.) 20 Aug 2017 17:20:24
Kcid just pointing out, they were short and did a good job. Gunner I've said it before bellarin would be better suited in the Spanish league. Barcelona didn't want him that badly, I believe they only wanted to pay 15 mil anyway.


 

 

07 Aug 2017 17:43:25
Wenger does want 1 more cb and that player is rugiani at juve. He wants to sell debuch, chambers, gibbs, wilshere.
I believe lemar will only come if sanchez or ozil leave but wenger really does want lemar he is a top talent.

kcider

1.) 07 Aug 2017 19:43:31
I saw that and it doesn't surprise me one bit. I appreciate if he can save 5 mil then brilliant! But not when a club is demanding a price or no sale. if you really want a player then you need to show the player himself that you're willing to meet the asking price! Come and join our club. but no, miss out to Barcelona and buy someone else who won't play!


 

 

29 Jul 2017 18:16:38
Trust me william carvalho is crap. He is extremely slow. very one dimensional and for his size is not physical enough. Would be a poor signing. We need power and speed and ability in that position. Seri is more that type we need. Tbh i think in 343 xhaka and rambo provide a great balance. I just believe we need replacements with great potential. Janko at udinese has super potential at a lowish price. He is my man only because goretszka will be expensive.

kcider

1.) 30 Jul 2017 05:19:13
Goretzka is worth the money. He is the future of Germany's midfield which is why Bayern are so keen. Can't say much about Seri. Rambo/ Xhaka is definitely a good combination, but I think Goretzka would take us to another level.


2.) 03 Aug 2017 02:03:53
Love him, watched Seri 6 times last season and had one performance where he wasn't great, was immense in the rest.
Will wenger spend a lot on a player from the African nations who will be away for an important period of the season? Depends ultimately upon the changes to the AFCON during the summer months is implemented.
Matic would have been a huge buy for us if the press had been believed. And indnt believe it.
My honest opinion. spunk 50 odd million at Spurs on Dier and let's see if they bite. My honest opinion is they won't at first but Levy would kill for that sort of money he could let Poch reinvest. Go 5 more and I reckon he's be an Arsenal player and most likely go on to really challenge for the title, at the very least. and that would upset a LOT of people.
But I reckon we won't see another spurs to Arsenal player in the next 10 years.


 

 

31 May 2017 22:50:02
I think its crucial for the club to get a top striker in now! With our change in formation and with kolasenic coming i believe we need a top cf to really be in with a chance if we keep all our main players. Im talking auba, griezman, morata or lacazette.

That is the signal of intent players like sanchez and ozil want to see. Unfortunately without this we have little chance of keeping sanchez. Champions league or not money and ambition talks more than anything else.

I would rather wenger blew 60 million plus on one player and secured all the ones we want to keep than bought 2 or 3 lesser players for 30 mill each say. Do this early and we might just keep ozil and sanchez. It would be such a shame to lose them now as in our new formation they look much happier and more dangerous.

i could see ozil getting 15 plus and sanchez 25-35 next season. A cf that would get 25 plus would see us challenging. Rambo too could regain goalscoring form as he has recently. i expect 10 or more from him.

kcider

1.) 31 May 2017 23:58:44
Think auba is off to psg. Laca atletico and greizmann to manu looks like only matter of time. Morata i'm all for I like him. Conte seems keen will he leave real madrid for europa who knows. Be a good asset for us.


2.) 01 Jun 2017 01:52:12
Not being funny but any top striker would come to arsenal if they were sold a dream and the money was right. In 20 years we have been in champions league every season but this one. Since we changed formation we have beaten chelsea, united, everton, city, southampton and stoke away. Every win bare city was comfortable. Only spurs has beat us. no draws. I think all the strikers would come if wenger sat them down, we kept our best players and they were paid accordingly. Its all about freeing up wages by selling walcott, giroud (maybe) , wilsh, campbell, debuchy, gibbo, ospina, sanogo and investing in true quality.


 

 

 

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27 Aug 2017 17:04:47
No laca and a rwb at lwb again.
Wengers arrogance is comical at times. Maybe you can understand the occasion demands laca to come of the bench but play a rwb at lwb when you have a kola on the bench seems laughable to me.

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16 Jul 2017 15:17:04
Wenger buys kolasinac for lwb and lacazette for cf but plays them out of position for ALL the duration of the 2 first pre season games. Kola lcb and laca lwf.
1 question why? Neither looked 100% comfortable tbg. especially in the second game!

kcider

1.) 16 Jul 2017 15:32:58
I was pleased to see Elney played as sweeper in a back 3, I think he has real potential in in that position to offer the same option Luiz offers Chelsea.
He could be the accidental sweeper like Le Coq became our accidental DM, certainly worth continuing to look at pre season imo.


2.) 16 Jul 2017 16:07:28
Surely it's just a fitness exercise and not things to come?


3.) 16 Jul 2017 17:18:31
Are you surprised KC? He's been doing it too players for years.

Nothing has changed with wenger. I'm expecting the usual bollox.


4.) 16 Jul 2017 18:24:47
I don't disagreeing with your last line Malaga mate but there is nothing wrong with us hoping he proves us wrong.
For me personally do I think Arsene has another title in him? No I just don't think he has the mentality for that anymore.
Personally I don't expect any king of title challenge over the next couple of years but rather that moan about that anymore I'm going to consecrate on what we can do rather that what we can't for the next couple of seasons.
The Europa league and another cup or maybe even a top 4 finish are realistic possibiliteis so that's where my mind set is at now, anything more than that would be an extremely unexpected but very pleasant surprise.


5.) 16 Jul 2017 20:00:45
Hey G62 mate, I have been noticing for a while now that you've such a downer with your expectations and your feeling about the team, you are almost turning into a malaga ;) , mate with all do respect, I respect your opinion but give it a rest for a bit and wait for transfer window to shut and the season to start and than we have all season and maybe to 2 to moan about.
I know arsene's two years contract extension didn't go down too well with too many of our fans but keeping going on about it will only depress us.
My mates they enjoy giving me a stick every time we loss or flop, but hey ho this is my team and I will always believe that next year is our year, you might call me deluded or blind but personally I prefer to have high expectation than feel down and look down on my beloved team.


6.) 16 Jul 2017 20:26:14
Hi Moe this is me trying to be positive about a decision I totally accept but ultimately think was wrong.
I'm happy to be wrong mate but I'm not going to say what I don't think just to be popular, sorry.
It's my opinion and I'm more than happy for you to think differently and share why you feel that way, you never know you might make me see your point mate :-)
I'm open to reasonable argument just not investing in a pair of those special Arsenal glasses :-)


 

 

10 Jul 2017 22:43:01
Does anyone have any insight to what formation we will start with next season? With the pursuit of lemar i can't see everyone fitting in the 3 4 2 1 formation. If sanchez stays i can't see wenger paying 50 mill plus for a squad player if sanchez goes i don't think ozil and lemar provides enough goals behind lacazette. Also i can't imagine two such left footed players being as effective. Any thoughts?

kcider

1.) 10 Jul 2017 23:08:19
3 5 2 ( Aguero and Lacazette up front ) , Kjaer to replace Holiding with Matuidi / Cavalho in CM and ACM Ozil.


2.) 11 Jul 2017 08:28:52
Isn't Sanchez right footed but just prefers to play on the left so as to to cut in on his right foot?
I'm not sure Lemar will join us at all but if he does it will be to replace not play alongside Sanchez imo that is.


3.) 11 Jul 2017 14:16:58
So, for instance say lemar joins us and sanchez says, ok I've changed my mind, I want to stop and fight with this team what do you think would happen.


 

 

02 Jul 2017 11:05:07
Lemar/ mahrez ozil
Lacazette

Looks nowhere as dangerous as
Sanchez ozil
Lacazette

For one two lefties offer far less balance. Less goals and potentially less assists. The first alternative will not win the league. the second might. that's how important sanchez is.

kcider

1.) 02 Jul 2017 12:29:39
Mbappe and Lacazette as a front two or Lacazette and Aguero sounds more dangerous.

Kcider - I am preparing for life without Sanchez and looking at options. The world won't end if he leaves but he will leave a huge hole which may need to be replaced with individuals who are better at being an out and out winger or out and out striker.


2.) 02 Jul 2017 16:05:50
None of them sound to scary to me, now Donald trump is a completely different kettle of chips.


 

 

29 Jun 2017 21:00:56
I don't know another club our size that has so many high profile bids rejected! I think we are more famous for the players we "nearly signed" than those we signed in recent years for various reasons.

The likes of robinho, suarez, benzema, higuain, vardy. Its a tad embarassing and as of yet its still not been addressed. i know we got that contract guy recently but not the best of starts eh! Obviously the negotiating side needs more work. I don't remember transfers being so farcical when we had david dein.

Athletico have had a bid accepted for lacazette so people at the club that are paid to deal with such matters should know the asking price. We have so much to sort this summer we can't afford to faff about with transfer merry go rounds. Imo we don't need much just 1 or 2 and to keep the best players.

That defeat against liverpool at the start of last season ultimately cost us CL because our squad was not ready. Get the players in early and pay the money! We are the arsenal. we need to start acting like a massive club because we are one!

kcider

1.) 29 Jun 2017 21:52:23
Early days but I have always said, top clubs target players they want and pay the going rate. We pay only what we think they are worth and if we fail we get the players we think are good value. Like you say I don't see what benefit we get put of it.


2.) 30 Jun 2017 16:04:29
the defeat made us go and get mustafi so in the long run may of helped us.


 

 

 

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01 Sep 2017 16:10:20
More chance of meeting the pope g62. Potentially the europa!

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20 Aug 2017 15:16:07
Steve r, you mentioned azpelequeta and milner playing lwb as right footers. Are either still playing there? their managers realised and bought in left footers in alonso and robertson. You will always be playing within yourself if your wb is not playing on the correct side. Not so important with wingers but definitely is with full backs.

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20 Aug 2017 09:33:54
I think monreal is an important and good player for us. but he works either on the left of our back 3 or us lwb. I think playing him in the centre of the back 3 is showing arrogance to the quality of premiership teams and strikers and we have been punished in both games by conceding cheap goals. Also name me any top teams that don't play a left footed player at lwb and a
right footer at rwb? That alone creates more opportunity to stretch teams and create chances. There is no excuse really for a club with arsenals size to not have the cover in for the start of the season.

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09 Aug 2017 08:16:28
I believe currently the ox is our best option at rwb. bellers is not fully fit and tbh i think with ox at rwb and kola at lwb we look strong, very explosive and will get a lot of joy on the flanks. keep the ox at all costs i say!

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29 Jul 2017 07:43:35
Steve r dele dally and adam bannana are two english midfielders with a very good first touch. don't want barkley at arsenal. i think he is overated. his numbers ain't all that anyway. Rather have someone like goretszka.

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07 Aug 2017 07:22:35
The reason xhaka was average at the start of last season is he was playing in the wrong position. He is not a defensive midfielder (hence the yellow and red cards) he is a deep lying playmaker. A quality one at that. It is no coincidence that since we went 3 at the back he has played very well and he has improved his discipline. Its because this formation allows him to play to his strengths. Unfortunately as a defensive mid in a 4 3 2 1 it exposes his weaknesses.

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04 Aug 2017 10:27:55
Cech
Mustafi kos monreal
Ox kolasinac
Ramsey xhaka

Ozil sanchez
Lacazette


Europa/ cup team
Ospina
Holding bfg chambers
Bellerin bramall/ gibbs
Coq/ cazorla wilshere/ elneny
Iwobi/ walcott welbeck
Giroud.

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03 Aug 2017 02:38:39
I really feel we should be going for van dyke. Exactly what we need. dominant in the air. scores from corners and set plays. ball playing centre half. tall and young enough still. can spray long passes with accuracy. takes a mean long distance free kick. With mert and kos ageing we are an injury or 2 away from chaos at the back again. Imagine facing any of the top 6 or 7 teams with the likes of elneny or maitland in a back 3. It would be laughable and a definite loss each time. We need 6 centre backs to play this system not the square pegs in round holes we have seen pre season. Those are the type of signings that help you challenge for major trophies.

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25 Jun 2017 06:55:11
In our new formation we need a balance in centre mid. at the end of the season we found it. Xhaka as the deep lying playmaker, Ramsey as a box to box midfielder who makes late runs into the box. We won 9 out of 10 games with them in there. So i'm happy to go with them next season. I reckon ramsey will start to score regularly again in this formation. If anything we need better replacements as elneny and coquelin while decent players don't have as much balance. With the europa league our replacements will be playing a lot so the squad needs to be complete.

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10 Jun 2017 07:47:18
Coman. bayern winger not shameus coleman lol!

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