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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.



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.


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.


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.


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!




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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.




27 May 2018 21:58:36
Bel Sokiritis Soyuncu monreal
Nzonzi/ danilo pereira
Ramsey miki
Laca Auba

Leich mavropanos holding kola
Xhaka elneny
Lucas welbeck

Could this work? Basically the full backs need to push forward and the cdm slot into cb to make a back 3 when we are going forward. The box to box mids need to attack and defend with equal measure the cf's press intensively and force errors. I reckon to get leno, leichestiener, sokiritis, soyuncu and either danilo or nzonzi it would be around 100 mil. Say we sold chambers, mustafi and ospina we could get 40 to 50 mil. I think this formation could get all our best players in the team and with lots of hard and pressing might just work!


1.) 28 May 2018 09:26:31
Attacking wise it's exciting but defensively the midfield would get passed around and over run for fun by the better sides.

2.) 29 May 2018 02:18:58

odriozola soyuncu sokratis monreal

Ndombele Sander-Berge Sergej-milinkovic-savic

Malcom Aubameyang Pavon/ lozano

Subs:Cech, Chambers, Vagnoman, koscienly, mavropanos, kolasinac, Seri, Elneny, Wilshere, mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Reiss nelson, maitaland-niles, lacazette, pellegrini

Sell:ospina, bellerin, Xhaka, Holding, Mustafi, ramsey, ozil, Welbeck, perez, campbell.

Sign:leno, vagnoman, sander berge, ndombele, seri, sergej milinkovic savic, malcolm, christian pavon/ hirving lozano, odriozola, soyuncu, sokratis, pellegrini, wilshere

I think that is a title challenging team there.



13 Apr 2018 07:38:40
Anyone else clock lacas glare at the bench and negative body language when he was subbed. doesn't look promising. Unfortunately he was pretty much ineffectual last night. We need to play more to his strengths or play him in a two as he doesn't seem to have the physical attributes to do it alone. I thought we looked far more dangerous with welbeck up front as he stretches teams better.


1.) 13 Apr 2018 08:31:24
I ensure you mean Lacazette? Yes, I noticed that he looked extremely unhappy with being substituted yet again. It would be interesting to see how many matches he has actually completed? Last night he wasn't particularly effective, but neither were most of the team. By continuallly taking him off Wenger is destoying his confidence. For an intelligent man Wenger's man management is often found wanting. He has his favourites who can do no wrong, but others are continually substituted or dropped, at times unfairly.

2.) 13 Apr 2018 09:45:34
And Wenger needed to make a change as we were on the verge of an embarrassment . We improved in the last 15 mins so the sub obviously was the right call. If laca stayed on we could have gone out. It’s absolutly pathetic to analys every sub. So was it the right call? Of corse it was 100%.

3.) 13 Apr 2018 10:06:41
How weird is that, one minute says stop moaning about Wenger, next post he’s moaning about him! 🙄

It was the right call Sanogo. 👍.

4.) 13 Apr 2018 10:31:56
Arsenes reluctants to give Ox Gnarby Perez a fair chance yet his 100% backing of Xhaka no matter what is strange.
As said last night's sub paid off so it has to be the right call but Lacasette has been subbed ever since he arrived even when playing well and scoring in games that were well and truly won earlier in the season he wasn't allowed to finish games.
We all know Arsene and if he has something in his head about a player either doubts or 100% backing regardless of performance nothing will change his view.
Arsene seems to have a view before a game and sticks to it regardless of what happens during a game in my opinion.
Some players get 70 minutes others 90 minutes irrespective of performance, while others like Gnarby Joel Campbell and Perez don't get any minutes unless we are desperately short of players no matter what they do when given the chance.

5.) 13 Apr 2018 11:00:42
I think he was annoyed at himself plus based on who replaced him - it reminded him how poor he was.

6.) 13 Apr 2018 11:39:37
Are you talking about Arsene in couple of months SY :-)

7.) 13 Apr 2018 11:57:27
Both - you made me laugh. Thank you.

8.) 13 Apr 2018 15:35:45
Of 29 premier league games he's featured in, he's only completed 90 minutes 7 times.

9.) 13 Apr 2018 20:55:35
Would be a rather more fair and interesting statistic if you posted the number of games started.

10.) 13 Apr 2018 21:57:08
22 starts 7 games completed, still not great or likely to fill a player with confidence Sir wenger mate.

11.) 14 Apr 2018 15:42:54
Yes sorry I only saw the appearances and didn't know how many were starts.




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




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10 Jun 2018 08:39:14
Thanks for the round up ed001!
Any knowledge which players may leave arsenal this window and how many we might look to get in?

Also i'm not sure that the keeper that left villa has much of a career in rap judging by his song!


{Ed001's Note - what? How can you say that? He is Gollorious!

I have no idea about incomings and outcomings this summer at Arsenal. It is completely new people involved now so I don't have anyone I know involved. I will only find out titbits from other clubs that might do business with them.}



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17 May 2018 19:56:47
Dont want seri we need a beast. simple as. especially if we go 2 up front which i believe we need to nx season. If there is a way we can get laca and auba working in tandem with another goal threat in left wing and ramsey get forward it could be irresistable. but they need defensive cover. ideally a destroyer with huge physicality and one that can pass with accuracy. Not many about though.




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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
Mustafi kos monreal
Ox kolasinac
Ramsey xhaka

Ozil sanchez

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