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15 May 2018 23:56:39
I don't know why our fans think the arsenal job is a hot property. All the big coaches who have been linked with us, have either taken other job offers, extended their contracts or chosen to remain at their club.

We arsenal fans should be grateful to Arteta, as he is willing to take a job when everything is against him. It is a poisoned chalice, no coach wants to take it and the major reason being the board has no ambition. They are not willing to spend, hence why no top manager is interested.

It is not about history or stuff like that, it is purely down to money. You think man city got Guardiola because they have history? No. They got him because they showed him they have ambition. We could have gotten Allegri or any other top coach if we showed ambition.

I think we arsenal fans need to appreciate Arteta and cut him some slack. He took a pay cut to join us as a player and is willing to take up the job even though it is a poisoned chalice. I admire his courage. If i was in his shoes i wouldn't have taken that job because there is a bigger chance i would fail due to an unambitious owner. His career could end before it even gets started. He really has his back against the wall and i hope he succeeds for his sake and our sakes.

We are down to arteta because there is no one else, plain and simple. Every top coach is out of the running. Nobody wants us and that is not Arteta's fault. It is the fault of the board and the owner. I think the fans should be mad at them instead.

punani gooner

1.) 16 May 2018 06:48:04
Punani - I have nothing against Arteta and will support him if given the role but I have reservations:

1. We have a big defensive and mentality rebuild project
2. Arteta has limited experience as a manager but talks a good game about management but a lot about attacking play rather than defence
3. Limited experience handling players like Ozil, PEA, Rambo etc
4. Limited success as a player at an international level or club level. Combined with Management experience is not a great mix
5. Limited pool of managers due to budget and set up - have we limited ourselves to Arteta by our ambition and fears of another monopoly of power situation. Well a full dilution doesn’t work either
6. Will Arteta stand up to the board and what back room staff will he bring to help him or does that need to bed in also.

{Ed025's Note - all good points SY, its a massive job for a rookie to take on and i can see it all ending in tears myself...but who knows mate..

2.) 16 May 2018 07:49:04
If Arteta gets the job and it all starts going horrible wrong, I’d expect a horrific atmosphere at the emerites and potentially a lot worse than the last few seasons have been. Fans were torn before 50/ 50, some over looking poor results, instead respecting Wengers legacy and the hardship he put into transforming this club. This time round it will all be united aimed a one person. Kronke.

3.) 16 May 2018 08:34:52
IF and it's Still a big if Artetta gets the job then my concern is he trys to get current Arsenal players to play Pep style football.
Lots of top footballers struggle as managers with lower league teams simply because they try to get them to do stuff like premier league players forgetting if they were capable of that they would actually be premier league players.
It's no good trying to paint fine lines needed for a masterpiece of art with a 3 inch paint brush you've got to adapt your picture according to the materials you have available.

4.) 16 May 2018 08:51:34
Another point that should be mentioned. Why would Arteta want to leave the best team in the league working under arguably the best manager in the world (because of money) ? If he does take the job then fair play to him! He's risking his limelight that Pep keeps giving him to go out on manage the club that he loved to play for! I must stress that it wasn't my first choice by a long shot but there must be something there. I hope!

5.) 16 May 2018 13:42:47
The only reason why arsenal are going for arteta is because the other managers have rejected them or are not available. It has nothing to do with the bullshit gazidis said about making a 'bold' choice. A bold choice is a nagelsmann or a tedesco not an arteta.

I feel sorry for arteta. The fans are against his appointment and the board won't back him. Regardless of who comes in, that arsenal team has a long list of players who are not good enough.
1.Cech-past it
2.Bellerin-technically deficient (can't cross can't defend a speed merchant)
3. Mustafi-shocking defender. How many times have you seen him fall on his arse?
4.Koscienly-literally his Achilles has become his Achilles heel
5.Xhaka-poor tackler, slow and lacks concentration
6.Ramsey-technically not good enough
7.Iwobi-They say okocha is his uncle. Seems he didn't inherit the good genes.
8.Welbeck-shocking player. How he makes into the first team i don't know.

That is 8 players who should be shipped out so we need like a whole new team. That lot we have won't even get us into the top four. Regardless of who comes in, arsenal's perennial issues will never be addressed. The biggest issue being an owner who has zero ambition.

I feel arteta can do a decent job if the fans get behind him but i am afraid regardless of who comes in, we will never win something big unless the owner spends, something i don't think will happen. We need to start a campaign to get kroenke out.

6.) 16 May 2018 14:36:23
BS! Manager at arsenal is probably the biggest job on the market. Stable finances. Solid structure. Good (under performing) team. Good backroom staff. Getting Allegri or Ancelotti is not guaranteed any success, and the board probably know it. It might be throwing money out the window and messing up a good system.

BTW, Guardiola took over Barcelona when he was 37 years after managing the Barcelona B team. Pochettino was 37 when he took over Espanyol, no experience. The fact is that we don't know much about Arteta and the type of manager he will be. The fact that Guardiola hand picked him as his assistant is a sign of quality, he is usually a picky guy.

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7.) 16 May 2018 15:47:37
Norgunner, the arsenal job is not as big as you think it is. Here is what we know so far. Look at all the managers we were linked with and what happened with them.
1.Allegri-opted to stay at juventus. They say he had issues with the transfer budget. out of the running as of now
2.Enrique (Don't rate him highly) -had issues with salary and transfer budget. out of the running as of now.
3.Tuchel-Went to PSG.
4.Nagelsmann-Arsenal were interested. He opted to stay in hoffenheim.
5.joachim lowe-extended his contract with the german national team

I may be missing a couple more but, when wenger stepped down, the candidates were suppossedly many but almost any top manager that we we linked with; has opted to either stay, take other job offers or not even take our job even though they were unemployed.

Forget about top tier coaches, second tier coaches like nagelsmann have rejected us, what does that say about the arsenal job? face it nobody wants it and it has everything to do with the board and the owner. They don't want to spend.



14 May 2018 20:39:09
How far have we fallen that no top manager is interested in us?
Allegri-not interested
Tuchel- was not interested and went to psg.
Nagelsmann-not interested
enrique-deemed our salary low

From the so called list we drew up, it seems most of the top coaches are not interested in us. we are down to arteta and viera.

punani gooner

1.) 14 May 2018 21:07:18
I wouldn't panic just yet punani. Only tuchel out of your list is definitely not interested. Most of the "info" about the others at the moment can't be trusted.

2.) 14 May 2018 21:16:37
Of that list I can understand allgeri wants to stay loyal to a club he has won multiple titles with. Tutchel i'm not sure what he had done to be classed a top manager. What do others thing. Nagelsmann not a top manager yet. Hope we get him but haven't seen him rule himself out. And Enrique like tutchel I don't see the fuss about him especially with the stupid salary he wants.

3.) 14 May 2018 21:22:26
It’s not like that punani. Someone has to fit the profile and want the job. It won’t be Vieira or Arteta I’m sure of it.

4.) 14 May 2018 23:35:31
Allegri said he was staying at juve. He did an interview after the roma game and said he was staying. so definitely not interested.

The reliable german journo, honigstein came out and said that tuchel was interested in the arsenal job last season. He was contacted this season too after he got into talks with PSG. rebuffed the arsenal offer (IMO the perfect coach for arsenal at this point in time)

About nagelsmann, i believe he is not interested because he already rejected bayern. Why would he reject bayern and choose arsenal? There is also an AST (arsenal supporters trust member) who is fairly reliable when it comes to Arsenal rumours who said that arsenal made an enquiry regarding nagelsmann and it was rebuffed. They were not even given a response. That is a bit insulting

DG, tuchel is a top top manager. Tactically very good. incredible coach. His only issue is how he relates to the board and stuff but on the pitch Thomas is a genius. off the pitch is where he has an issue. Nagelsmann is in the same mould too. What is interesting is it is tuchel who got nagelsmann into management. When tuchel was at augsburg i believe, it was nagelsmann who used to do opposition research for him. Tucehl and nagelsmann are similar. The tiny difference i have noted is that nagelsmann especially this season has his teams playing lot of long balls so i guess that makes him a bit unpredictable especially against the big teams. He is not shy to try the odd long ball.

Years ago guardiola and klopp were interested in us but we lost both chances. In my opinion i think arsenal made the wrong choice in not going all out for guardiola, a one in a generation kind of coach. Everywhere he has gone he may not have won every time but he has left a tactical footprint. Till now the guardiola effect is being felt in germany, easily the best coach of his generation. He was the coach to establish arsenal as a global force but he is gone now. He might have won the champions league or set us on the path to winning it but that is all gone now.

Shows how far we have fallen that second tier coaches like nagelsmann won't even respond to our inquiries.



14 May 2018 11:44:09
Deep down i had a feeling that allegri would not come to arsenal. I had that feeling because we have an owner with zero ambition. That has been our biggest problem. It just didn't come to light because wenger is not the kind of guy not to moan about lacking funds. He is a gentleman in that respect. He keeps things in-house.

Kroenke once did an interview i think was on the standard newspaper, it did seem incoherent to me but what i could get from that interview was that he thinks spending is not the way to go. He even went further and said he admires what.

punani gooner

1.) 14 May 2018 13:27:41
He is happy with managing the biggest club in Italian football, a team in the CL who have reached the final and semifinal fairly often in recent years. Probably worth noting that he's not going to Chelsea either, which has the definition of an invested owner.

2.) 14 May 2018 15:29:16
kroenke does not want to invest and the team needs serious investment. six to seven new players minimum that is the only way we can compete regardless of who the next manager is even though it would help if we hired someone who is ahead of his time.

i can only see us falling further and further behind. Wenger was just the symptom of a larger problem. We have addressed the symptom but not the disease;the disease being an unambitious owner and a totally incompetent board.

3.) 14 May 2018 19:16:20
This could be the most over the top reaction to someone not wanting to join us.

4.) 14 May 2018 20:49:55
I agree. If it’s true and Allegri is out of the running, it’s no coincidence big name managers with a reputation to withhold like Allergi and Enrique are No longer front runners; its because of the board upstairs and their lack of ambition and no doubt budget disagreements. Arteta and co maybe great coaches but even Pep spends 200 mil a season.

5.) 15 May 2018 02:42:27
Kroenke sanctioned a ton of spending on players in the past few seasons. We just spent 50m on a 29y/ o striker in January, not to mention picking up Xhaka and Mustafi for huge fees, Lacazette, etc.

I have a lot of issues with Kroenke's management but sanctioning spending is not one of them, not when you compare it to things like pushing contract renewals and how we actually conduct the business of transfers in and out.



23 Apr 2018 22:43:52
The daily telegraph reporting that the new Arsenal manager has been restricted to a 50 million pound transfer budget. If that is true, this is a joke. Can't see any big manager being interested in the Arsenal job.

Seems wenger has been taking a lot of bullets for this terrible board and stingy owner. This team an investment of at least 200-300 million pounds, if we don't spend how can we challenge city united and the likes?

punani gooner

1.) 24 Apr 2018 06:33:35
How about you don't believe everything you read in the media? Their job is to stir up rubbish and generate clicks. They are capitalising on our uncertainty and the typical myopic nature of a football fan. Take every football report not officially released by the club as a mixture of horse manure and guesswork.

2.) 24 Apr 2018 07:58:02
Didn't the papers say we had no money left to spend before we got aubameyang.

3.) 24 Apr 2018 10:59:53
Didn't the Telegraph also say we'd have snow last week?
I think Pete Waterman must be the head of a new press association money making task force, The Hit Factory.

4.) 24 Apr 2018 12:04:16
The telegraph is not the daily mail. They are a bit more reliable. They were the first paper to report wenger was leaving irregardless of our europa league performance so they have a bit of merit. They are not the BBC though. I find David ornstein to the most reliable journo when it comes to arsenal.

I wouldn’t be surprised if that report is true and that we only have 50 million to spend because frankly kroenke isn’t the kind of guy who invests in his team. I think the truth will come out now that wenger is gone. If the new manager is relatively unknown you can bet he will have little money to spend, if it is a big name then that means this report is not true. I don’t think coaches like Allegri or enrique will come to Arsenal without being given a big transfer budget but i have a gut feeling that this is true and that the failures of arsenal over the years had a lot to do with the owner not investing in the team than wenger being a bad manager and i think that painful truth will come out now that wenger is gone.

{Ed001's Note - every paper has been reporting Wenger would go for years now.}

5.) 24 Apr 2018 12:34:51
I find Ornstein very reliable too mate and the bbc (on football) like this page tend to stick only reporting on something when there is actually something to report on.

All papers invent stuff to get hits as there just isn't enough real news scoops to make a living out of 365 days a year.

You can google just about anything you like and someone somewhere will have already written something about it somewhere at some point.

I bet if you type Pogba Ronaldo Messi Jose Pep to Arsenal I bet there is something fairly recent somewhere from someone on that subject.

6.) 24 Apr 2018 15:38:03
Towards the end of last year, i think david ornstein said that Arenal have no money for major signings. we might have bought aubameyang, but we also sold chambaerlain, walcott, coquelin. our net spend was negative i think. So i don't doubt this story of the telegraph. I am afraid there is some veracity to that story.

Every time we spent big, we always had to sell players. We might have bought lacazette and auabmeyang, but we sold useful squad players like the ox and giroud.

The important question is, will kroenke plough in 200-300m of his own money into the club to enable us to comepete with the manchester giants? i don't think so. which really means nothing will change at the club. The only good thing is that the anger will now be directed towards the board and stan koenke rather than Arsene wenger who was their punching bag.

{Ed001's Note - you have a large cash reserve in the bank, there is no need for Kroenke to put anything in.}

7.) 24 Apr 2018 19:44:56
Ed, are you ivan gazidis by any chance? :-)

{Ed002's Note - Kroenke cannot simply pour money in to the club.}

8.) 24 Apr 2018 22:04:58
Worst owner of any top six team in the premier league. Never invested a cent, doesn't attend matches, never talks to the media. Hope he gets out of the club soon. He is nothing but a leech and a parasite.



22 Apr 2018 23:08:08
I know majority of the posters here want allegri and i for one think he won't be a bad choice but there is a reason why he isn't my favorite and tonight was one of the many games against big teams where Allegri set up to defend.

His football is too reactionary and boring. His juventus team tonight didn't even have one shot on target. Imagine ) shots on target and you are the home team.

Napoli on the other hand attacked the whole game and kept the ball well. I am not sure alegri's methods would survive in the premier league when we don't have a good squad. The only way we can win with the likes of allegri is if we spend big which i don't think we will and that is why i always preferred tuchel or nagelsmann or tedesco. Very young bright coaches who can get the best out of the squad while playing attacking football.

punani gooner

1.) 23 Apr 2018 12:55:41
Just wait and see mate, there are so many names so many possible outcomes once the managerial merry-go-round gets going who knows who will end up where by the time June gets here.
Conte will most likely lose his job but he will get another so someone somewhere will have to make way for him and then whoever does make way for Conte will take another managers job and so on it goes.
Jump in to quick and we could miss out on someone who suddenly becomes available who knows what might happen between now and June.

2.) 23 Apr 2018 16:41:57
Juve were outplayed by a young and naive Spurs team. Let's be honest. Both Allegri and Carlo are overrated with some media backing behind them.
Those who talk about experience and big clubs etc - remember Barcelona turned down Jose for an unproven Pep.
I'll take Enrique or Jadim - they have the versatility to deal with the sort of transition we need to go thru.

3.) 23 Apr 2018 18:55:10
Who ever you go for Gabo it's a gamble and absolutely no one comes with guaranteed success not Pep not Jose not Jurgen.
All you can ever do is make the best educated guess amd hope its right.




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12 Aug 2018 22:15:01
Hope you all gooners have been good. I know i have not posted here for a long time. I have been busy. Missed reading posts and talking to you guys.

Watched the game today and i have to say i was impressed with guenduozi. The kid has a future and serious talent. Cech and sokrtatis were decent as was torreira when he came on.

Mustafi. xhaka and Ramsey were shocking. was not surprised Emery took ramsey and xhaka off. i have always said that bellerin, ramsey, xhaka and mustafi were not good enough to start for Arsenal.

Now that kroenke has taken full control, i hope he makes serious investment into the team. It is obvious this team needs a whole load of new players.

Kroenke has to put his money where his mouth is. It is just not good enough to say you have the ambition to win the league and champions league. You must state how you will reach that goal, something kroenke never does. He needs to tell us how he will take us to the promised land.

punani gooner

1.) 12 Aug 2018 22:54:30
Hi Punani mate good to hear from you.

2.) 12 Aug 2018 22:34:27
I understand your frustration but it's the first game under a new manager. So we all have to be patient as this players are being taught a new playing style. It took Pep and Klopp some years to get the best of their teams. While it may take time we hope it comes quickly. But for a few mistakes we weren't that bad against a team who have played together under the same coach for at least 3 years. We also created some chances we should have finished on another day. I'm sure when we the players do get this new system we will be a team many look at. Cheers.

3.) 13 Aug 2018 12:31:33
Hi mate,

I’m not certain the man at the top has the intent needed mate, Liverpool and Chelsea have probably spent more on just goalkeepers that we have on 5 outfield players.

Aside from Torreira, who is a genuine breath of fresh air, I’d say our window was pretty underwhelming. Kroenke really doesn’t have the stomach to achieve anything mate.

1 game in, we don’t look like a top four side, but it takes time. I have no expectations of trophies, challenges or anything that a big club should be doing because Wenger, much as I didn’t like to think it, allowed us not just to stagnate, but go backwards alarmingly.

I hope if nothing else from this first game, that we don’t see Xhaka in the starting 11 for the premier league again this season. He adds absolutely nothing and I mean nothing to our midfield.

We have some great offensive players and will need to rely on them and Torreira to protect our still dodgy defence.

For me it’s get next week out the way and then we have a run of games to try and get settled.

4.) 13 Aug 2018 15:23:34
Elneny before Xhaka every time for me, Xhaka must have played 70 + games for us now has he had even 7 good games in those 70?
1 in 10 good games is appalling but I'm genuinely not sure he's even done that, you can't keep playing with 10 hoping he will score a 40 yarder at some point somewhere.

5.) 13 Aug 2018 21:46:09
Good to hear from you too gunner mate. How have you being doing?



29 May 2018 02:52:19
Hello Gooner family. Hope you guys had a good weekend.

With Liverpool signing fabinho, keita and possibly fekir, the gap between us other big teams seems to be getting bigger and is scary prospect.

City, united and tottenham have better teams and the Manchester teams will probably make a few signings for big bucks making the task of catching them even harder.

Chelsea having lost a champions league place, will be desperate to get back. They will be fun to watch next season with the impressive sarri in the dugout.

Sarri's methods take time for the players to adapt to so my prayer is that abrahimovich loses patience with him and fires him before he creates a monster. I am sure, given time, sarri will create a formidable team.

I feel like we will have a hard time catching the teams above us because we have a wrong philosophy at the club;the self sustaining philosophy.

The thing with the self sustaining model is that it only works for teams that are established brands, teams like real, barca, united and bayern. If you are not an established brand, you can't rely on the self sustaining model because you won't be generating enough revenue. You won't be attracting enough sponsors. United make 75m from their kit we make 30m, how are we going to compete with them? They can sign better players and on better wages than us.

The way around that in my opinion is to invest heavily in the squad in the short term while having a long term vision that will eventually lead to self reliance while being competitive like united's case.

This will work as history teaches us that chelsea and city won the league 8 times between them in the last 13 years having spent heavily in their squads.

To conclude, i think we need to spend in the next few seasons and that means we will be competitive hence attract more commercial partners leading to more revenue. I don't see us doing that hence i fear we will only fall far behind.

punani gooner

1.) 29 May 2018 05:37:23
Hi P
If we spend all our cash reserves available and settle our short term debts - that’s not a huge amount of cash for one season but let’s say that happens.
Where do we build on next season as nothing changes that quick in business - we will have no cash in year two.
Didn’t the CEO lose their job for overpaying for Utd’s shirt deal - ours is up for discussion next year and not sure when the stadium is up again but I wouldn’t hold your breath. Our deals are always improving but not to the limits of City, Utd etc
We need to buy very smart and invest in youth and experience while getting the mix right
We can rebuild the back 5 this season + a CDM which should secure us top 4 but that’s about the limit of our ambition plus cups unless something seriously changes like you hint above.

2.) 29 May 2018 09:59:16
14 years without a title challenge, 2 seasons of non top 4 finishes and last season we had nothing to play for in the league with 10 games remaining.
Change has finally arrived and with it I thought would come a wave of hope and optimism but not for everyone it seems.
Why not let the new chapter begin and unfold a little before writing it off as a waste of time.

3.) 29 May 2018 13:06:52
I love waking up to an upbeat Punani post.

4.) 29 May 2018 14:13:01
SY4,a back four and a defensive midfielder won't get us top four. This because our rivals have far much better squads but still they are planning to spend. The manchester clubs and liverpool are far ahead so they will definately take the top three spots next season. that leaves one spot for the champions league. Who do you see getting that final spot between us, spurs and chelsea? I know who i will bet my money on.

5.) 29 May 2018 17:37:07
Singooner, chances of me being upbeat are as high as chances of sergio ramos vacationing in Egypt after the world cup :-)

6.) 29 May 2018 20:46:00
Good for you Punani mate, you stand your ground mate.
You wanted Tuchel or Nanglesman and nothing Emery or Arsenal do will ever change your mind mate because for you it's set in stone, if Emery wins 20 champions league titles for us Nanglesman would have won 21 and gone 30 out of 29 seasons unbeaten.
Stay strong Punani and don't let a little thing like being open to being wrong wear you down mate, you know it makes sense, well to you it does anyway :-)

7.) 29 May 2018 22:33:37
Gunner mate i don't think emery is bad coach, he is decent and he has shown it over time, I have nothing personal against him, i am just not sure if he is a right fit for the club. I will support the team and hope he proves me wrong. I only have my doubts because of his time at PSG. Before PSG i think we can all agree he was excellent.

8.) 30 May 2018 08:10:44
Let go of the doubts and embrace the new fresh start Punani mate, there will be plenty of time for criticism outrage and disappointment if and when things should go badly.
Now is the time to enjoy and dream of what might be possible in the next few years for us, maybe a title challenge, maybe 80÷ points in a season for the first time in a decade maybe a champions league final and who knows maybe even more!
The last thing any of us want is to be on the outside of a fresh wave of optimism that sweeps through the club and carries us to hights we haven't known for years, don't be the only one who doesn't enjoy the party simply because you told everyone you wouldn't before it started.



21 May 2018 21:02:55
What a shocking decision. Did the Arsenal board do their home work on Unai Emery really? He is a really an underwhelming appointment.

This is a man who lost the league in his first season to jardim's monaco despite having a far superior squad. That scream'under achiever' to me.

His PSG team capitulated against real madrid and Barcelona. He is not a big game manager, lacks charisma and is an under achiever. If we wanted to go ligue 1 for a coach, i don't know why we have not considered jardim.

The cruel irony is that the coach tailor made for arsenal and who once was interested in the arsenal job, is on the PSG hot-seat, having replaced the man who is our new coach now.

I really didn't mind arteta as a coach because i am not sure about what we would get, which makes it an exciting prospect. I fear about what we will get with unai emery though because he really under achieved a lot at PSG. Lost the league in his first season to a monaco team despite having a far better squad and never even reached a champions league semi-final with all that money. What is he going to achieve at Arsenal with a tight budget?

That said, i will get behind the team but i don't see unai emery achieving much at arsenal, i fear for the worst.

punani gooner

1.) 21 May 2018 21:24:30
Im sorry punani, you speak with fork tongue mate. You personally might not want emery andxthat is your choice but don't try and pull the guy down. His achievements are tp be applauded and let's hope he can achieve thesame with us.

2.) 21 May 2018 21:38:59
Let's give the man a chance his record pre PSG was impressive.

{Ed025's Note - absolutely G62..

3.) 21 May 2018 21:50:08
i am not pulling the guy down, i am just stating my opinion of him which is not good really .

In the situation we are in, i think we really need a coach who can over-achieve, not one who under-achieved. If unai emery couldn't even reach a champions league semi-final with all that oil money, what is he going to achieve with stan kroenke's few coins?

He had a really expensively assembled squad and they under-achieved a lot in the champions league. Zidane, a rookie coach tactically outclassed him in both legs and he conceded six to barcelona despite having a 4-0 aggregate lead.

I have watched many of his games with PSG especially, i can't say much about his la liga teams as i only watched his sevilla team in the europa league, he was decent with sevilla in the europa but with PSG there was nothing special about him tactically. Infact most of the top managers who faced him, outclassed him tactically. I am not saying he is a bad cocah, he is decent but just know you are not getting a guardiola or an allegri and i think we need a coach more in the mould of a guardiola, a tactical revolutionary.

{Ed025's Note - im afraid thats exactly what you are doing punani, your highlighting the downside of everything he has done but fail to mention the good stuff, if after 20 odd games arsenal are languishing in mid table and the football is dire then by all means moan to your hearts content, but for christs sake give the guy a break and show a bit of loyalty to your club mate..

4.) 21 May 2018 21:50:29
So punani, your mate pep, dod he get it 100 % right at bayern and what about last season at citeh, what was that shambles pf a goalkeeper he bought, did he win the league in his first season. He had the best team in germany and the best team this season in the prem and possibly europe but did he win the european cup? Just get real and remember its opinion but pep is the greatest coach but boy jrs made some right stinkers. At least get your opinion equal. Has pep won the treble with the best team tjis season?

5.) 21 May 2018 21:58:20
Sorry but that sounds ridiculous. You do realise that monaco team was picked apart due to the talented players they had. Seriously its not a bad choice. It could be good or it could be bad. But let the guy get his arse groove into his seat before we start slating it.

{Ed025's Note - exactly D16..

6.) 21 May 2018 22:04:39
We wanted change, we have change. We didn't Want Arteta we didn't get Arteta, we wanted an experienced man we've got an experienced man, I'm not sure what more the club could have done apart from hiring 22 managers plus keep Arsene as well to make everyone happy Ed025 mate.
We are trying something different to what hasn't worked for us for a while now and the club are trying to change our fortune's and we should support the change we all wanted so badly even if we didn't all get 100% what we personally would have ideally wanted.

{Ed025's Note - i happen to rate the guy G62 and in a recent everton poll of who the supporters wanted as the next manager emery came top, damed if you do damed if you dont it seems to me mate..

7.) 21 May 2018 22:22:34
He's a good chioce in my opinion mate no more risky than anyone else and a lot less risky than many many others we've been linked with.
if people can put their personal feelings about the club to one side they will see the clubs done as absolutely as well as was possible to do.
Personally I am excited about next season already.

{Ed025's Note - think yourselves lucky i say G62, you could have got allardyce...or even worse mourinho mate..

8.) 21 May 2018 22:54:02
Hoe true mate, we've done a lot more than ok in my opinion.

9.) 21 May 2018 23:48:45
That Monaco team was special lads. Like Porto in 2004.

10.) 22 May 2018 14:46:36
Steve we all have our favorites. I know majority of us wanted allegri. Emery wasn't my choice but will get behind the team and sincerely hope he proves me wrong.



12 May 2018 22:06:04
Any chance nagelsmann is on the arsenal short list?

Finished third with a hoffenheim side depleted by injuries and devoid of quality compared to the other teams like dortumund, leipzig, leverkusen etc. He should be worthy of consideration in my opinion, if he is not it criminal on behalf of the board IMO.

punani gooner

1.) 13 May 2018 08:59:08
Oh no not the dreaded injury excuses! Keep him far away from us ;-)
It's a fresh start no more sad poor us tales of injuries naughty naughty stadium or the bigger boys have more money please.
Let's find a man that can not someone who explains why he can't.



08 May 2018 23:10:23
I know allegri would most likely be our coach next season, but i do have reservations about him as a coach not tactically, his style of play. I know i have been the biggest critic of wenger but i have always admired his commitment to attacking football. why would the club abandon a style it created for many years under wenger and suffer an identity crisis like manchester united?

I wouldn't mind allegri but i would prefer an attacking coach but with a modern approach like a guardiola someone like nagelsmann would be perfect. I wouldn't mind arteta too but think the job would be too early for him. My pick is nagelsmann. i feel like he is the next best thing in football. What he did with hoffenheim is extraordinary. How he transformed someone like sule into a ball playing defender is to be applauded.

That said allegri wouldn't be a bad choice. I would get behind the team and with allegri at the helm and as good as he is tactically, i think we will win something and probably go far in the champions league. He is the best in-game manager in my opinion in the whole world. How he can tweak something or make an inspired substitution is incredible. He took an ageing juventus team into to finals, i wouldn't be surprised if he won us the champions league but i only have a problem with his style. I think we can win the champions league in the next five years and win it while playing attractive football if we employ a coach like nagelsmann and give him time to build a team.

punani gooner

1.) 09 May 2018 06:49:54
Ive been meaning to ask you this for a while, but do you get much? 😉.

2.) 09 May 2018 07:40:23
Only hairy punani that wears socks with birkenstocks 😂 that was poetic I think.

3.) 09 May 2018 11:44:12
You can always trust Stoner and Sano to bring down the tone of a place.

P.S: can someone please tell me what a punani is. I tried to search for it on Google but you don't even want to know the type of results I was getting.

4.) 09 May 2018 13:11:12
It’s a small hamlet in Sri Lanka Sharpie or it could be a beautiful Hawaiian flower or it’s a word people in Indian use to describe a lady garden.

But then you didn’t have to google it to find that out, now did you Sharpie! 😉😂

Besides, it was a completely innocent question 🙄.

5.) 09 May 2018 19:28:25
A small hamlet or helmet in a Sri Lankan bush stoner 😂 I think he likes his punani to be able to eat a frankfurter through a sandal.

6.) 09 May 2018 23:08:18
sanogo mate your english is too complicated for me. Mind you english is not my first language. I only learnt english for academic purposes and to argue here of course :-)




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23 May 2018 00:03:00
Sanogo am still getting over guardiola to city 😩.

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23 May 2018 00:00:53
SinGooner will get behind the team. I am a fan first of all. I hope Emery proves me wrong. I'll be over the moon if we won the league or the champions league in the next 2-3 years. It is just that i have my doubts is all but for sure i'll get behind the team and support the boys.

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22 May 2018 15:06:54
Will give him a chance mate but his work at PSG was a massive under-achievement and he couldn't exert his authority. Players were dictating to him when it should have been the other way round. I have my doubts but will get behind the team. I'll be sincere it is an appointment that doesn't excite me. He is a B-list manager at best.

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22 May 2018 15:04:03
Allegri and nagelsmann both turned down Arsenal. It has been heavily reported.

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21 May 2018 21:51:40
Ed will give him a chance mate and will support the team but i am very sceptical is all.

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{Ed025's Note - lets just see how things go before we throw him to the wolves punani mate, a lot of this stuff was said when arsene was appointed and look how that turned out..




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13 Aug 2018 21:46:09
Good to hear from you too gunner mate. How have you being doing?

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13 Aug 2018 21:44:13
Judging from the other teams he bought, he doesn't strike me as a guy that wants to win. i will be shocked if he spends 200 million quid.

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12 Aug 2018 22:21:42
you need to give emery more time. As much as he wasn't my choice, he was really left with a rubbishty team. There is just little a coach can do in such a case. The buck stops with the owner. If he wants to compete, he needs to invest millions and millions into this team. Years of under investment have taken their toll.

The team needs a right back, new pair of central defenders, a box to box midfielder and two wingers. That is a minimum of five players.

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29 May 2018 22:33:37
Gunner mate i don't think emery is bad coach, he is decent and he has shown it over time, I have nothing personal against him, i am just not sure if he is a right fit for the club. I will support the team and hope he proves me wrong. I only have my doubts because of his time at PSG. Before PSG i think we can all agree he was excellent.

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29 May 2018 17:37:07
Singooner, chances of me being upbeat are as high as chances of sergio ramos vacationing in Egypt after the world cup :-)

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