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16 Jan 2018 18:27:08
Sky reporting that the sanchez to united deal is a straight swap for mkhitarayn with no cash involved. In that case, i think that is a really bad deal. Mkhi didn't want to join us and it is obvious that sanchez is the better player plus they are both of the same age. Why not take the money and go for younger player like pavon or malcolm? What kind of stupid move s that?

punani gooner

1.) 16 Jan 2018 19:12:46
myka is younger.

2.) 16 Jan 2018 19:13:22
On its own its not a good deal but look at ot like this, can he replace ozil, if we get auba.



20 Aug 2017 21:22:25
We are not going to win anything because we carry too much deadwood even on our first team. Sorry to say this, the three at back formation does not suit bellerin.

The boy can defend but going forward he is really poor. He can't dribble, he can't cross or even shoot. wenger was right to sacrifice him for the Ox last season. If we play a back four, fine but if we play three at the back the formation does not suit him.

welbeck is another terrible player also. I understand what giroud offers but what does welbeck offer? Nothing. Just runs with no end product. He can't finish and wastes chance after chance. We need to get rid of him.

Both xhaka and ramsey are a liability defensively in the centre of the pitch. They can't play together. We need santi replacement as soon as possible. Never understood why wenger never adressed that position since we collapse every time cazorla gets injured.

In summary all i am saying is we need a centre half, a right wing back someone who can attack and defend, a central midfielder in the mould of cazorla and two wingers if sanchez leaves. Anything short of that, there is no way we are going to challenge for the title.

punani gooner

1.) 20 Aug 2017 21:36:27
We won't challenge for the title, waste of time even talking about it.

2.) 20 Aug 2017 22:11:55
Deadwood is such a nasty name.

Just saying.

3.) 21 Aug 2017 06:49:08
Bellerin can't defend and offensively his final ball is poor. We need a proper RB that can defend and CB's that are not LB's!

4.) 21 Aug 2017 07:43:10
I think your on about jedwood dags.

5.) 21 Aug 2017 07:55:36
Oh yeah 😉.

6.) 21 Aug 2017 10:27:35
Ah lads, their earning tens of thousands a week I think if you told them theyd earn that but be open to criticism and potentially being labeled deadwood theyd snap your hand off.
Honestly these crusades taken by some people to defend the honour and virtue of some players who barely acknowledge or can relate to our fans and a manager who runs faster than some of our players down the tunnel after a defeat when years ago players earning a fraction wanted to interact with us as often as they could especially away from home is quite baffling.
Not havin a pop at you dags but the hyper sensitivity to anything towards the players or manager that isn't complimentary is just counter productive to raising standards, i'm not saying insult their mothers but theyv a job to do same as the rest of us. RESPONSIBILITY to the jersey AND ACCOUNTABILITY to yourself as a sportsman are sorely lacking at this club and are the chief reasons behind our sorry state.
I mean somebody tell me if Mesut Ozil is hurting as much as the guy in the stands at Stoke on Saturday.

7.) 21 Aug 2017 10:55:42
100% Agree Shambo, give me 80 big ones a week and i will take all the abuse you want to give me. Rotten tomatoes as well.

8.) 21 Aug 2017 11:01:35
The fact remains shambo the correct way to describe those individuals is surplus to requirements or no longer needed etc. Deadwood is much the same as piece of s**t or less than human which is not the case. And why people fixate on what players get paid is beyond me. And having an attitude as to them getting paid lots makes it all ok and they should then take the name calling is moronic. I'm sure it was only the other day you were on you high horse about been mr constructive and you don't resort to name calling. Yet another poster who can't remember what he posts from day to day and just argues the toss for the sake of looking like he knows what the score is🙄.

9.) 21 Aug 2017 12:12:49
There you go again sano, this is an arsenal site about arsenal, not individuals. You just don't like it when people have a different opinion to you, if they do like lanesra, you have to make it personal. No need.

10.) 21 Aug 2017 12:33:15
Dags the dictionary description of dead wood is. Branches or limbs that are of no use that need pruning. Perfect description, when you look ar it like that. Lol.

11.) 21 Aug 2017 13:35:13
Only takes one loss before we start acting like animals. Never change, Arsenal fans.

12.) 21 Aug 2017 13:35:42
It's all about opinion's mate.

To me, if they have wore an Arsenal shirt, be it a regular or benchwarmer, than they possibly deserve some respect.

The likes of Nasri and Adebayor I have no problem if you refer to them as deadwood, as they were money grabbing mercenaries, but the current "Deadwood" are the likes of Perez, Chambers, Debuchy, Jenkinson, and even Cazorla, who I don't think deserve to be called deadwood.

But hey, just my opinion.

13.) 21 Aug 2017 13:43:33
Getting bored of it are we steve. I though this was an arsenal site for arsenal fans/ supporters but it appears I'm wrong on that front as well. To be fair I welcome the banter from fans of a rival team as long as their not pretending to be Arsenal supporters.

14.) 21 Aug 2017 14:18:19
It takes one loss for the storm crows and the I told you Arsenal are naff brigade come out wearing thier Wenger out banners.

15.) 21 Aug 2017 17:12:30
The expression dead wood simply means people or things that are no longer useful and I fail to see why people are offended by the use of such an expression which clearly applies to some of our players; Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Perez, Akpom, etc. None of which are useful to the club.

{Ed002's Note - It is very offensive.}

16.) 21 Aug 2017 17:39:35
Ed002 - I think we will have to beg to differ, although it's not an expression I would use, I don't find it offensive, as it merely refers to people or in this case players that are no longer useful. Of course one must not take the actual words literally, which I'm sure nobody with an ounce of intelligent does.

{Ed002's Note - Players and clubs absolutely hate the term being used.}

17.) 21 Aug 2017 20:33:57
I think people forget how good you have to be just to play in the top 2 leagues in this country. People go on like it's ten a penny to play for an elite club.

18.) 21 Aug 2017 21:12:10
RG if friends stated referring to you as deadwood would you be flatted or offend? Of course it's a derogatory comment and when used about people who simply despite their best efforts haven't quite made the level required is unnecessary and undeserved.
There is never a good reason to be rude about people who do all they can even if that sometimes isn't quite enough.

19.) 21 Aug 2017 21:35:33
Well said G62.



04 Jul 2017 13:13:56
Great that we are making some movements in the transfer market but that would count for nothing if we lose our best player in sanchez. We need to keep him no matter what.

I would also like us to sign a replacement for cazorla as ramsey doesn't cut it for me. Against big teams, he will be found out and i think michael seri, nabby keita and ceballos are perfect candidates.

punani gooner

1.) 05 Jul 2017 06:54:08
Cazorla's unlikely to ever play for us again. Makes me very sad but we can't sit idle. I reckon the club will still pick up a no.8.



29 Jun 2017 21:04:42
BBC reported that both our bids for lemar and lacazette have been rejected. The question that pops to my mind is this: why is it that our bids always get rejected? Do we have a poor negotiating team or what? This whole debacle with lyon and monaco made me realize that our scouting network is poor.

The only promising young player we signed in the last few years is rob holding and he is english. Our scouting network especially in europe needs to be overhauled because we really can't compete with the likes of real madrid and barcelona in the transfer market at least not for now. What we need to do is invest in the academy and have a stronger scouting network like monaco.

punani gooner

1.) 29 Jun 2017 22:26:18
We sign players like Rob Holding because he only cost £3.5m.

Anything more than £10m and we are ripping up furniture and smashing piggy banks to find pennies.

2.) 29 Jun 2017 23:57:07
They don't get accepted because the offer is not what they were looking for?

3.) 30 Jun 2017 09:22:44
Arsene Wnger in April "I don't know what a Football director does"

He does this.

4.) 30 Jun 2017 14:26:33
I don't think its our scouting network as such, as we do have a group of youngsters at the club who have shown promise. The trouble IMO is that we keep allowing older players to take up squad places when we should be promoting/ rewarding the youngsters with first 11 squad places. With our recent record I don't know why any youngster would bother with our academy. let's be honest, if you were the parent of a talented 12 year old and you had Tottenham and us courting you, which would you choose based on each teams current squads? Not us for sure! Take Walcott for example. He is still with us, no longer a guaranteed starter, but still taking up that spare right wing position in the squad. Whilst Wenger has been so loyal to him we have seen Gnabry come and go (Bayern snap him up after just 1 year back in Germany, I feel we are really going to regret him going) . Campbell has been farmed out and no doubt will be sold this summer, and what next, at the end of next season the same fate will probably happen to Rene-Adelaide. Another example may be Wilshire, who IMO should be allowed to leave. If not he will end up sitting in front of under 20 World Cup winning squad member Maitland-Niles, who to be fair, has been given a first 11 squad number by Arsene, and therefore deserves a chance to be included in proper games, despite his age. The list can go on, but ultimately if we want our club to bring through youngsters, then we as fans need to accept them as full members of the squad, and accept that when they play, they may initially be less consistent than more experienced squad members.

5.) 30 Jun 2017 15:18:58
I think that the Arsenal board think it's enough to let it get known that we are trying to buy players. Then they can hide behind "Well we tried to sign them but the club didn't want to sell". Completely ignoring the "at the price we offered" at the end. It's good that we don't get ripped off I guess but it's not my money and it's no secret we need a striker so why wouldn't the selling club demand more. If we really wanted them we'd get them.



03 Jun 2017 11:47:39
Did Arsenal actually bid 87 million pounds for Mbappe? I have trouble believing that. If indeed it is true, what is the point in bidding that when apparently real madrid had a bigger bid rejected?

punani gooner

1.) 03 Jun 2017 12:37:39
Because it depends on the package you're offering. Say they offered 100m it could've been 20 upfront with 80 if he scores 796 goals. And we could've offered 87 upfront. Which would you go for? Obv that scenario didn't happen but I don't get how some people don't get this.




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11 Feb 2018 23:02:47
{Ed's Note - punani gooner has posted a new article entitled, Arsenal Need a Revolutionary Head Coach

punani gooner

1.) 11 Feb 2018 23:36:38
Very good post.

2.) 12 Feb 2018 10:31:39
I think as we showed last season and again this season v Chelsea ove 2 legs our team is very capable of getting up cup games that require one big effort and performance rather than the marathon that is the premier league.
Manchester city in the semi final then Chelsea in the final it's self saw a very different Arsenal to the one we saw throughout the season in the league.
My personal guess as to why is the players are capable of motivating and organising themselves in big games but just can't find it in themselves to collectively get up for a 38 games.
Arsene for what ever reason just can't motivate organise manage this group of players which has been apparent for years as results against weaker and stronger opponents alike have shown repeatedly.
The cups the players sort themselves out for the league? Rudderless ship most of the time.

3.) 12 Feb 2018 10:32:34
Thanks Dag.

4.) 11 Feb 2018 23:36:38
Very good post.



30 May 2017 13:20:16
Time and time again, i have always wanted to know wenger's tactical approach to games and i would usually find little or no material material because frankly wenger has no tactics!

Even simeone as defensive as he is, he has a tactical approach to how he approaches the game. Guardiola, Pochettino and Tuchel employ positional play. Most modern coaches have a certain way of approaching the game while at the same time tailoring their tactics to the opponent of the day but wenger doesn't do that any of that and for that alone, i think we are never going to get better.

With wenger as our coach we are handicapped. We need a modern coach. Wenger is past it but he is not going to walk away is he?

punani gooner

1.) 30 May 2017 13:45:19
Funily enough, I know some people will be surprised but I agree.



30 May 2017 12:45:16
Dortmund have sacked thomas tuchel. I am not sure whether i agree with their decision as i think he is a world class coach. He won't be able for too long.

Ed don't you think Arsenal should swoop in for him right now if not employing him immediately at least get a pre-contract with him so that we will have at least one good option when things finally start collapsing under wenger again next season.

punani gooner

{Ed002's Note - Why would he sign a "pre-contract" with Arsenal?}

1.) 30 May 2017 13:02:17
Of course sign a pre contract for 2 days 😂.

2.) 30 May 2017 13:09:03
😂😂 yea can you sign a pre contract for 2 days whilst we see if arsene wants to stay on.

3.) 30 May 2017 13:47:14
Tuchel not for me, he's too radical and hasn't proved his ideas work yet.

4.) 30 May 2017 16:43:16
I would just say he is cool steve. Radical is a bit to far man 👍🏻.

5.) 30 May 2017 17:06:18
Ha ha it does sound a bit weird when you read it back.

6.) 30 May 2017 19:05:37
The problem with wenger is that he lacks alex ferguson's humility at least in footballing terms. Fergie would change assistants often and infact they were the ones doing the training and coming up with the tactics. That is why he was able to win for so long. wenger only wants yes men.

So i really don't see our tactics changing next season and because of that i don't expect us to challenge for the league next season. Wenger is not gracious enough to walk awy and because of that we miss out on good coaches. I am preety certain tuchel won't be available for long.



27 May 2017 23:09:44
There is a certain love song where a female sings to her lover to give her 'all or nothing at all'. I was reminded of that song today when we won the fa cup. Wenger dissapoints at times but also delivers emphatically at times like today and it is frustrating. I kept wondering, 'where was that team the whole of this season? ' We played superbly it was unbelievable.

Despite that result, i think wenger still needs to go and this is the perfect time. I don't see him competing for the champions league or the premier league next season. This is because he came out and said that needs one or two signings to compete. Really? This team has holes everywhere. Left back is an area of concern as is the box to box midfield position where our primary player is injury prone. We also need a top class winger and a top class striker. So that is a minimum of four players.

wenger should go out with a bang if he is going to stay and sign kolasinic, tolisso/ isco/ fabinho for the box to box role . A good winger in thomas lemar, pulisic, douglas costa and mbappe uprfront. I don't care how much it will cost to get them in. Just do it for once. No signing of third rate players.

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22 May 2017 13:37:07
So kroenke has come out and said that he will not sell arsenal no matter the price offerred. I don't really get it. What are his motivations? It is not like he turns up to watch us every game. He does not seem much interested. He didn't even turn up yesterday. If he is not selling, i think he needs to come out and state his vision for the club if he has any. He should state explicitly how much he is willing to invest in the team during the coming transfer window. If that does not happen, i am afraid it is going to get ugly.

punani gooner

{Ed002's Note - Why would he want to do any of that - why would he want to say anything at all to the idiotic fans? Why would he spend anything? The club generates a lot of money and has to use that. Hopeless and embarrassing.}

1.) 22 May 2017 14:08:14
He won't sell on the first offer or not eventhe second or third, eespecially to someone he's blanked out as if he doesn't exist at arsenal, probably like his lack of interest in what the fans think.

2.) 22 May 2017 15:57:10
Ed I've always appreciated your input! Sorry if I've misunderstood you but you make it sound like he should just say nothing and have no communication with the fans. Not all of us are idiotic and love this club and it means a lot to us to know what our biggest shareholders ambitions are. Personally I'd prefer a bit of communication from him. Not 100% sure but all has come out with is he doesn't want to sell his shares. Surely we're owed an explanation why our managers future has been so unclear and a mystery. And some sort of vision of his ambition for the club. Not just try for a few transfer targets let some slip away with anyone's guess why. Then attempt win the league mess up aim for 4th and repeat. I appreciate we'd never get told everything but it always seems so discreet. Just my opinion I appreciate some may think it's nonsense.

{Ed002's Note - Why should he have any communication with the fans? Do you often hear owners addressing the fans? Glazers? Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan? Mr Abramovic? Maxim Demin? Chinese Government?}

3.) 22 May 2017 17:37:20
Absolutely Ed, why do the fans think Kronke would sell when he has no need to. The club has been a fabulous investment and I sure he intends keeping it long term.

4.) 22 May 2017 17:48:04
That's very true ed. I think I just want some more understanding with what's going on. There seems to be so much embarrassment coming from many levels of the club. Maybe my expectations of what Stan should be doing is wrong. Cheers for replying ed.

{Ed002's Note - The issue is that the fans have whipped themself in to a frenzy over Wenger. He had the offer of an extension last summer but was also close to walking out because of another matter - in the end he stayed to see out his contract. Whether there will be another year available to him I do not know. The board has become frustrated and has, through third parties, spoken with three other potential managers and have investigated the potential of getting a "Director of Football" in. Right now that is all unresolved but should become clearer at the end of the month - perhaps a little later. The fans think they are owed something here - but I sure as hell don't know what it is - and I very much doubt the club will want to say more than is necessary to what has become a toxic fan base (Wenger out, irrational attacks on the owners etc.).}

5.) 22 May 2017 20:52:01
his son has told him to consider the sale. do not under estimate the fans. different here than in america. we will be gone trust your boy derbygooner people. bony first signing :)

6.) 23 May 2017 10:22:10
Thank you for the reply ed. sadly it seems the toxic fan is getting more and more common. Don't get me wrong I do think a fresh start might benefit us. But In a respectful way. Some of the treatment our manager/ board have received is ridiculous.




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16 Feb 2018 20:52:52
Steve good coach or being lucky? Forget about this season, i remember last season they were outplayed by roma at home and roma were denied clear penalties. The standard of refereeing was shocking last season in Italy. I remember the match between Ac milan and juventus in the coppa italia and Ac milan were denied clear penalty, given an unfair red card and towards the end, juve were given a shocking penalty!

My biggest issue with juventus is that they start well in big games and drop off towards the second half which tells me it has something to do more with their game management. Remember the champions league final against real madrid? They were so tired in the second half and real took advantage.

In the big games Allegri's teams drop off in the second half which will be so costly in the premier league which is full of technically good teams. That is why i think we won't win the league under Allegri but we will probably do better under him the wenger. Allegri's biggest strengths are that he is a great motivator and demands a lot. Never leaves the touchline always barking instructions. Never seen wenger do that and i think that culture at Arsenal encourages mediocrity. Even if we concede 5 wenger won't make a substitution.

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15 Feb 2018 17:20:57
Yes gunner62,i remember that game in the final united were destroyed. I remember sir alex shaking and i kinda felt sorry for him because i could sense he was scared it might get worse. Pep guardiola's barcelona played the best football i have ever seen.

When he left barcelona, i wished he would come to us but when heard he was joining city, i was a bit scared because i know what a scary team he would build. He is a special coach.

Pochettino, guardiola, tuchel etc play a certain brand of possession based football called positional play. When they are attacking and defending, there is discpline to it. The likes of guardiola and tuchel also work on specific aspects of a players game like movements, how to receive the ball etc that is why they massively improve players. Mkhi and aubameyang under tuchel and many more players under pep. Have you noticed that both teams that won the last world cups had many players from teams coached by guardiola? It is not a coincidence it is just that he is that good.

Sorry for the long post but to conclude, wenger has been left behind by the new generation of coaches who do micro analysis. Just play your game will no longer cut it . Wenger is a revolutionary no doubt but times have changed. But i don't think Allegri or Simeone are the answers. They will stop us leaking so many goals but i don't think they will win us many trophies. Steve doesn't seem to watch serie A i do and i know how teams play trust me Allegri's juventus this season has really being outplayed by the the other big teams which shouldn't happen because Juventus are the richest team in Italy. What will happen when he comes to the premier league? How will he handle teams that have more money and can buy better players than us?

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14 Feb 2018 23:49:49
Steve do you watch serie A because i do? I watch serie A almost every weekend and my impression of Allegri is not based on one game. He struggled against Napoli, roma and heck even Ac milan at the start of the season. The only big team they outplayed was inter milan. Even Lazio beat Juve on their own turf. I remember their games against napoli and roma, juve were outplayed. I couldn't believe what i was seeing, so my impression comes from that.

Allegri's team surrender too much possession and invite pressure which is never a good idea especially against big teams that are technically good.

Simeone is a great motivator but not a tactical revolutionary like guardiola. Arsenal need a coach like guardiola and the closest to him is tuchel (guardiola even suggested to Bayern that tuchel replaces him when he leaves by the way) .

There are probably more coaches who are good enough for us and who would be an upgrade on wenger. Even Allegri would be an upgrade on wenger am just not sure if he is the right coach for us. Sarri is a better option for me. His napoli team are beautiful to watch.

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14 Feb 2018 16:30:30
Gunner62, possession football without vertical penetration is useless ( i am not sure if that is the correct term) . what i saying is we have regressed so much under wenger that some of us have starting hating the possession based football of wenger that we wouldn't mind playing ugly football so long as it wins as matches.

But the possession football of the likes of guardiola and tuchel is different from wenger's. Wenger's possession based football lacks discipline. When we lose the ball we don't try to get it back aggressively as opposed to teams like Manchester city. That is why wenger's possession based football will never work against mourinho because as soon as mourinho's teams get hold of the ball they easily cut us open.

Am not sure defensive football will take us anywhere but i respect anybody with a different opinion. We can all agree to disagree but we are all loyal fans.

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14 Feb 2018 10:26:51
The most perfect coach in my opinion who would surely have transformed Arsenal into a footballing super power, is Guardiola.

But guardiola is not available and i don't think he will ever coach Arsenal. Tuchel is the next best thing who players like gundogan and gotze think is even better than guardiola (both played under guardiola) .

What makes Tuchel exceptional is not just his intense match preparation but also his ability to improve players massively. Aubameyang finishing improved, mkhi had his best season under tuchel. I see a player like Iwobi, whose general play is good. He can dribble, run at defenders and his passing is decent but his shooting is the worst. What i am sure of is that if he played under Tuchel. his shooting would improve. That is what makes Tuchel special.

And for Allegri, i watched most serie A games. He was outplayed by Roma at home. Roma was denied a stone wall penalty and they missed so many chances towards the end. Juventus were really lucky. Napoli hammered them too though they won the game. His game is too risky, that is why he gets found out in the big games. He performs poorly against big teams that is my contention. I am sure he is not the right coach for Arsenal. He might win you the league but the champions league? Hell no and i think for Arsenal we need a coach who will win us the champions league because it is embarrassing that a big team like us never won the champions league.

There are other coaches who will suit Arsenal more. Sarri, nagelsmann, jardim of monaco but Allegri and simeone are not one of them.

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12 Feb 2018 10:42:04
I respectfully disagree with you steve. we should be worrying about other teams because how they perform affects us. If Liverpool and spurs were having a worse season than us, we would probably be in the top four. What i am hinting at is that they are above us not because they have better squads, but because they have better coaches.

We have been stuck with wenger for so long that we have been left behind. He should have gone ages ago. The way he regressed us is so much that we need to get a really good coach in. If we go for someone like Allegri, i am preety sure we would probably challenge for the title. Italian coaches do well when they come to the premier league. Mancini, conte, ancelotti all won titles.

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12 Feb 2018 10:32:34
Thanks Dag.

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11 Feb 2018 22:52:00
Heybridge gooner, i think you are underestimating pochettino. He is a really good coach and my guess is that if Unai Emery doesn't win the champions league, pochettino will take over as he is an ex psg player and they wanted him before they went for Unai. Pochettino won't be at spurs for long. That i can bet my money on which should be good news for us!

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11 Feb 2018 01:00:38
Our defending is pathetic. Thought Tuchel was the best fit for us but looking at our defending, it seems that we really need a defensive coach. At least with Allegri we would stop leaking so many goals.

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18 Jan 2018 23:24:52
As much as i think tuchel may be exactly the kind of coach that We need, i doubt it will happen. Just a few weeks ago gundogan described tuchel as technically the best coach who ever coached him (remember gundogan is being coached by guardiola who i always thought was the best coach of this generation).

Mario gotze also said that tuchel was a better coach than guardiola. apparently his attention to detail is impressive. would he really have an impact at Arsenal? Yes but he fell out with almost everyone at dortmund including the new arsenal head scout. So if Arsenal want tuchel i guess they would have to get rid of sven msinlat and i think that diminishes his chances of coming to Arsenal.

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