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31 Aug 2017 20:26:18
Happy that Sanchez is staying, our attacking options actually look good. For me that side of it is great. It's the rest that is beyond belief. The midfield and the defence are so exposed it's scary. Wenger after this chaotic summer is a sitting duck for the snipers that will be assembling. This club this summer has proved without doubt it's not capable of running with the big boys anymore. Look out season 2017/ 18 here we come. Tin hats on boys. How low have we dipped.


1.) 31 Aug 2017 20:41:14
Very low, I agree. Keeping Sanchez against his will is stupid, should have lined up replacements long ago.
Midfield and defence is average at best, expect plenty more 4-0 scorelines. remember when we used to dish them out?! aaaah sweet memories. :)

2.) 31 Aug 2017 20:53:46
If he was a negative influence and under motivated before what's he going to be like now fellas?
I think he's going to force through his move now and Arsenal will come out and say they had no time to replace him that nobody was available.

3.) 31 Aug 2017 21:02:53
I have to say, I think it's a bad decision to keep him. he doesn't want to be at the club, he will walk for free next year losing us £60m, and I can't see him playing with any great desire. I am more disillusioned than I can remember tbh, very disappointed in the club!

{Ed025's Note - you and me both mate..

4.) 31 Aug 2017 21:14:21
Look if he sulks and I don't think he will, he won't get a big move at the end of the season. He wants to play at a big club. And even a sulking 50% effort sanchez is twice as much a player as any of the other players. Sanchez is not the problem with arsenal football club. We are lucky to have him.

5.) 31 Aug 2017 21:16:57
Keeping sanchez is a big mistake. It sends out a bad message to the squad. It makes arsenal look desperate sanchez will be sulking more than ever. will players want to play with a player who doesn't want to be there. Wenger has again made a pigs ear of the transfer deadline day. The man does not know what he is doing and i bet most players in the squad are looking at each other and thinking is he for real.
The optimism at the start of the season has gone to pot
Thank you mr wenger.

6.) 31 Aug 2017 21:23:09
poor poor window me finks.

7.) 31 Aug 2017 21:36:14
Arsenalater we are desperate, we are a desperate mess.

8.) 31 Aug 2017 21:56:38
Sanchez may not be THE problem with our club but he sure as Sunday ain't the solution either.



25 Aug 2017 21:28:20
Reis Nelson scores again.


1.) 25 Aug 2017 23:21:27
People are really excited by this lad at the moment but personally I can't help but wonder if in 5 years which side of the fence he will fall on, Theo and Ramsey still full of potenial or Fabregas and Cole winning things elsewhere and top of Arsenal boo list.
Negative I know but seems to always go one of those two ways for our exciting young stars, if they come good they leave and if they don't they simply stick around for the rest of their careers.

2.) 25 Aug 2017 23:47:16
Gunner if he's a talent he needs to play, if he isn't he needs to go to a team that will play him. I don't think we will see him this year in the first team too much but there will be plenty of opportunities too.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 00:09:59
I just find it difficult to get carried away by anything or anyone at Arsenal these days Steve, it just all seems so " heard it all before " right now mate.
Different season but nothing much seems to change for us, same mundane transfer window followed by same mundane league season.
Atleast this season won't include a last 16 champions league exit, and after 8 consecutive years that will make nice a change.

4.) 26 Aug 2017 09:58:16
I think he has a great talent, he needs to play in more high intensity games to gain more experience. I see your point there g62 mate but you can't take anything for the lad just yet, he is still developing. I do believe he has a great future ahead of him whether its with us or no to be seen in the nexr couple of years I would say.



12 Aug 2017 10:31:25
Don't think we are desperate for lemar unless we are being misled about Sanchez, ox and ozil. We need a van dyke and a matuidi far more. We also need a coach to organise and discipline the defence. Problem is we have needed that for a decade.


1.) 12 Aug 2017 11:22:55
5 CB's out, no Sanchez, 4-3 against a decent Leicester team.

There's obviously talking points and room for improvement, but 3-2 down and win 4-3, I will take that mate.

2.) 12 Aug 2017 14:35:10
Dags our problem at defending is there whoever plays. It not just started because we are short.

3.) 12 Aug 2017 15:51:00
Agree Steve, but i do think Cech needs to be more decisive and vocal.

He always seems to get caught out at the back post and in the 12 yard area.

4.) 12 Aug 2017 17:35:53
Dags, seeing that he'll be spending 99% of every game in the '12 yard area', more specifically in goal, that's not a good place for him to be getting caught out!

5.) 12 Aug 2017 19:32:35
Be worse if he was continuously caught out on the half way line though :-)

6.) 12 Aug 2017 23:29:25
I meant 6 yards lol.



11 Aug 2017 23:21:34
Great game kolasinac, lacazette, ox, welbeck of the starters all played well, plan b did his job again. But what a shambles at the back and center of midfield. Not improved our defensive organisation or ability. Long season ahead. Xhaka and elneny looked like headless chickens and are a real worry. Need a holding mid and at least one top defender for starters.


1.) 12 Aug 2017 00:45:33
As a neutral I found you were awful to be honest and actually routed against you in the end as the underdog matched you everywhere BUT having a class striker makes the difference. Lucky result but 3 points are 3 points build on it and go forward.

2.) 12 Aug 2017 00:47:37
And Cech.
He never fills me with confidence.

3.) 12 Aug 2017 02:02:35
Dags he's a great keeper but his kicking is dire and he seems as unsure as the defence at times.

4.) 12 Aug 2017 09:50:47
Elneny is by far the weak link here. A solid, disciplined and dependable DCM is needed for sure. Who? Throw a name in the hat at this stage i guess.

As for Czech, agree with both Dagz and Steve. I'm personally very intregued to see how Szcnezny does at Juve. A) He seemed fairly cheap to me B) We could potentially need him.

I like Ospina and Czech but neither jump off the team sheet as a solid league winning keeper (anymore) . I'm not saying that Szcnezny does either, but could be a big year for him.

5.) 12 Aug 2017 09:51:14
Matched you everywhere 🙄 Yep they scored 4, had 70% possession, had 27 shots and played some really attractive football.

They matched us in being so rubbish at defending.

6.) 12 Aug 2017 12:24:39
I have to agree with you stoner mate. I think we seem to forget that Cech didn't have a proper experienced line in front of him that he can trust much and keep to his job, it back fired but as I said earlier, I will not throw my toys out of the pram just yet. Yes we might need to strength our defence, van dijk will be the answer but I will not but my hope up for to happen as its very unlikely.

7.) 12 Aug 2017 12:50:29
Not many teams would cope with 4 CBs being out. I though Xhaka had a good game, but Elneny lacked defensive discipline. Clearly with a weakness at CB, it would have been better to play Coquelin, if he had been fully fit. I thought the team generally lacked defensive discipline in the circumstances with both wing backs flying forward and even Kolasinac kept popping up too far forward for a CB, but then again he was instrumental in a couple of our goals. Once our CB's are back we will no doubt improve defensively and offensively we looked exciting.



30 Jul 2017 21:16:01
Ed question please. Man city are being touted as being interested in our star striker, as well as psg. With the signings citeh have made and the signing pgs may make, wouldn't signing Sanchez put them both in breach of fair play rules and put at risk their champs league places. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It depends on who they sell and how they structure payments etc.. If they cannot justify the deal then, yes, it could become and issue next year. Both will be aware of this and will make provisions.}

1.) 30 Jul 2017 21:50:29
Thanks ed, very interesting.

2.) 01 Aug 2017 02:07:05
Qatar will pay Neymar to buy out his own contract, in exchange for being a spokesperson for their World Cup 2022. He will then move to PSG as a free agent. According to the latest news anyway.

Sickening isn't it.

{Ed001's Note - the same Qatar that already employs Barcelona as a spokesperson for their World Cup bid? They sponsor the club, so already get to use the players in adverts for both their airline and the World Cup. Be an odd thing to then upset the club they sponsor and have worked closely with over the last few years, just to get something they already have.....}

3.) 01 Aug 2017 04:31:06
They will just sign some kind of new sponsorship deal with one of their owners companies and will get paid in millions.

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't work like that.}

4.) 01 Aug 2017 10:03:35
I do think it sounds unlikely given Barcelona presumably want to hold onto Neymar, but this would be the perfect way to transfer an asset from one subsidiary to another.

{Ed001's Note - that is not how it works, football clubs are not seen as 'subsidiaries'.}

5.) 01 Aug 2017 12:47:49
Eds I've a question regarding these far fetched posts I'm reading. Has a player to your knowledge ever moved clubs because of sponsors wanting it. Seems ridiculous to me.

{Ed001's Note - not to my knowledge.}

6.) 01 Aug 2017 17:14:42
Thanks ed. I thought it'll be unlikely. I remember when arsenal switched to puma people was saying so and so does advertising for puma so they want him at arsenal. Always seemed stupid rumours.

7.) 02 Aug 2017 07:02:45
I read that as a sneer at my post D16, so allow me to clarify - PSG are owned by the Qatari royal family. Qatar do not own Barcelona, they just sponsor them. So they want to advance PSG's interests and see pissing off Barcelona as an acceptable risk if it can make PSG stroll Ligue 1 and have a better shot at winning the CL.

Again, not my view, but the view of the media.

8.) 02 Aug 2017 07:59:58
I just find the whole thing stupid If I'm honest. Not you, bob mean no offence to you. Just the way the media feed us such nonsense.

{Ed001's Note - if people weren't dumb enough to believe the tripe, then they wouldn't get fed it!}

9.) 02 Aug 2017 13:06:52
That's very true Ed001. Sadly people do and always will. It's the exact reason i just don't buy any newspapers anymore. I used to enjoy sitting down and reading what is going on in the world but most of it especially the sports it's just nonsense. and then there's the sun obviously which makes all the others look honest and respectful 😂.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know why people think PSG need another reason to buy Neymar other than he will increase their brand on and off the pitch. It is nothing to do with Qatar as such.}




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18 Sep 2017 15:49:26
Just what we didn't want, welbeck injury just as he was starting to get back to his best. In games like yesterday he is perfect for defending from the front, winning the ball and causing home defenders problems. A few goals in a short space of time would have helped him with his goal scoring as well. Looks bad but let's hope it isn't.


1.) 18 Sep 2017 16:17:33
Disappointed for Danny and the team because he's probably been our best player so far this season.
Danny is an asset because he when he isn't having a great game he always puts in a shift.

2.) 18 Sep 2017 16:27:07
I said lower down about my disappointment with Danny's injury, with him and Sanchez either side of Lacazette it would have made an interesting front 3.

It is so bloody typical of us and injuries.

3.) 18 Sep 2017 16:56:12
Hopefully it won't be a bad one and he will only be out a couple of weeks.

4.) 18 Sep 2017 17:31:04
Ha ha I hope so gunner but we are talking arsenal injuries here. lol.

5.) 18 Sep 2017 17:33:37
Stoner, you are right and Sanchez can do what well eck can and more. It's just one less option for a while.

6.) 18 Sep 2017 20:29:58
Steve are you going all Yorkshire on me although I thought it was, "Will I eck as like" 😂.

7.) 18 Sep 2017 20:36:13
What's do garn on about stoner 😂.

8.) 18 Sep 2017 20:46:49
Sanogo to be honest I've no idea, half the time I don't know what day it is!

Anyway Stop nebbin' in me diary, buggerlugs! 😂.

9.) 18 Sep 2017 21:42:23
Ha ha stoner it's my arfur daily phone.

10.) 19 Sep 2017 06:24:23
I agree fully, Welbeck was looking good having put two serious knee injuries behind him. Hopefully, he will be back after the next international break and won't take too long to recover his form. Fortunately we have Sanchez to fill in whilst he is absent.



17 Sep 2017 21:30:12
For once I can actually say we went to a rival and earned a draw. Discipline, work rate and shape, not what you can normally say about arsenal. It is one game, we do seem to have sussed chelski a bit but it's a very good away draw. We also actually did proper fouls at the right time, which is so important. Best 0-0 we've played for a decade. We need a run of six or seven wins now. Big ask but needed.


1.) 17 Sep 2017 21:59:41
It's an excellent starting point from which this team can begin to rebuild it's reputation. Utd Spurs city coming up not to mention Everton Watford Southampton away.
Plenty of opportunities to undo all today's excellent work but equally to build on it and finally start being taken seriously again by a very large majority of football pundits fans and opposing clubs.
The ball is very firmly where it's always been in our team and managers court.

2.) 17 Sep 2017 22:57:55
Spot on there steve. We almost looked professional 😂.

3.) 18 Sep 2017 06:22:19
I honestly think we have the players to do really well it's just the mind set in games like this that needs to be included in every game.

My slight disappointment is the probable loss of Welbeck as the same 11 but Sanchez for Iwobi has genuine potential.

Ozil needs to earn a spot.

4.) 18 Sep 2017 09:29:50
He shouldn't be in the team it's like playing with 10 men when he plays.

5.) 18 Sep 2017 09:47:30
really enjoyed the performance.



16 Sep 2017 19:32:29
Is this the season that the best managers in the premier league pull away from the rest leaving 3 teams, spuds, pool and us fight it out for the other spot. It's early but man citeh and chelski look like battling it out for top spot.


1.) 16 Sep 2017 19:54:15
I wouldn't rule out Man U! So Man U, Man C and Chelsea for 3 places, which leaves us and Liverpool fighting it out for the 4th spot. The toot had an easy start to the season, except for the Chelsea match, and they look poor, not a home win in three, despite playing two of the weaker teams, Burnley and Swansea. They don't look as strong on a bigger pitch and away from their awful corrugated excuse for a stadium.

2.) 16 Sep 2017 20:15:28
Rg leaves you fighting for 4th lmao, you were embarrassed by Liverpool, then lost to lowly Stoke and were lucky to beat Leicester. I wouldn't call your start to the season tough games either deluded and boring R. G.

3.) 16 Sep 2017 20:31:18
It was always going to be that way Steve mate and if Spurs don't join the title race they will nailed on 4th, the top 4 are out on there own above the rest and personally it is only a matter of weeks before it shows.

4.) 16 Sep 2017 20:35:12
Rg I didn't rule out man utd, they were one of the top three teams. I just think citeh and chelski will be 1,2.

5.) 16 Sep 2017 21:28:57
I said before a ball was kicked Steve utd will be champions and Spurs city Chelsea will make up the top 4 while us Liverpool and Everton fight out the europa league places.
Early days yet but those 4 teams are in a league above the rest. Spurs and kane never start well but once they hit their stride they take some knocking out of it.

6.) 17 Sep 2017 00:40:23
Gunner, Wembley will be like a shackle to them, it's in their minds and their fans, they will be in our battle. Champs league and prem and Wembley will be too much. We can at least shuffle our pack, they can't, it will impact on their season. I'm afraid their big chance was last season and the season before.



10 Sep 2017 14:47:14
Well done Danny Welbeck, doing your best to prove all the doubters on here wrong. Got the ability, just needs games (Where have we heard that before lol) and a run in the team. It still begs the question with so much attacking talent, Sanchez, lacazette, welbeck, Walcott, ozil and giroud, why the hell didn't we bring in a couple of bruisers for midfield and defence. We at our best can trouble the best but we will never look water right with the players we have and its so obvious. Why was it not addressed.


1.) 10 Sep 2017 15:17:18
once we get rid of Wenger, I'm sure these problems will finally be addressed.

2.) 10 Sep 2017 16:20:22
Here we go again . A three nil win and steves on the neggo! And yes I know it means nothing the win in the grand scheme of things but I'm sure we all agreed that players were not brought in positions we need. Windows shut mate and yeah I heard you last week. What's your stance again steve?

3.) 10 Sep 2017 16:59:12
Sano as usual you have to get personal and ignore the positives in the post. It was an obvious observation and yes I know the transfer window is closed and yes there is nothing anyone can do about it. By the way do you ever post or just wait to slag posts off. It would be nice to see a post from you.

4.) 10 Sep 2017 18:06:33
What positives? You giveth in one hand and taketh away in the other. Your the man who highlights the conceded goal in a 5-1 win. Your not and Arsenal fan I think I've said before. And if replying is getting personal then yeah I went there . And I haven't posted in a while because I'm letting the suicidal indulge.

5.) 10 Sep 2017 18:51:53
Sano I've counted at least three positive statements and one negative. Your problem is what? If You want to only see everything in a negative light, then that's a problem I can't help you with. It was a post, it was an observation, it was an opinion but according to you, it was negative. Some advice, if you don't like what you read, ignore it, that's what I do.

6.) 10 Sep 2017 18:54:21
Chill out you two.

Peace, love and harmony 😁.

7.) 10 Sep 2017 18:48:21
Steve, if we beat Real Madrid 5-0 would you pick the negatives from the game?

8.) 10 Sep 2017 19:29:58
Everybody should read Steve's post again.
He wasn't being negative. Just asking a question that has baffled every Arsenal supporter for years.

9.) 10 Sep 2017 19:51:57
Done to death.

10.) 10 Sep 2017 19:52:38
By that very token Dags it's been asked thousands of times each year and more by some than others.

None of us have the answer, I wish I could answer it to put so many out of their misery but the simple answer is I and we can't.

Our manager gets beaten for repetition, saying and doing the same things over and over.

Posters on here and I'm not picking out individuals because there are many, repeat the same things over and over and over, doing the very thing that bugs them.

11.) 10 Sep 2017 20:03:44
I totally agree. Bit like when Mrs Dags ask's for housekeeping.

Mrs Dags: "Dags, can I have housekeeping please? "
Me: "No, go away".
Mrs Dags: "Sorry".
Me: "It's ok, no harm in asking".

Same scenario on here 😁.

12.) 10 Sep 2017 20:07:45
Yes Stoner I've noticed that, yes Stoner I've noticed that, yes Stoner I've noticed that, oh it's me isn't it :-) oooops.

13.) 10 Sep 2017 20:37:42
I'm actually with Steve on this 100% no one is making anyone read each others posts, you can usually tell in the first line where the post is going and I'm some cases who the poster is without scrolling down to thier name.
Simply give the post a miss if it annoys you that much or better still offer an alternative view because then we have a healthy diverse page rather than a load of Stepford Gooners.

14.) 10 Sep 2017 20:42:46
Dags thanks for that. I thought the post was positive but hey ho, who am I to judge. I will just have to go back to negative, then even I will agree its negative. i'm just mot used to all this trolling. Lol.

15.) 10 Sep 2017 20:46:20
I like that stoner, point across and not personal at all. I think they call it ground hog day or wash rinse repeat. Lol.

16.) 10 Sep 2017 21:05:49
I don't know if it's you 62 I never read your posts! 😂😂😂.

17.) 10 Sep 2017 21:22:16
By the way from my point of view the last line of my original post was meant out of frustration. I know it has been done a million times before. Sorry to exaggerate 500,000.

18.) 10 Sep 2017 21:28:28
Fair play Stoner I try not to myself mate :-)

19.) 10 Sep 2017 21:28:31
Yes it's easy gunner isn't it.

20.) 10 Sep 2017 21:29:12
Gunner and you could always start your own post. Lol.

21.) 10 Sep 2017 21:38:57
62 I was jesting of course mate, I read everyone's. I might think wtf at the end of some but I read em all. 😉😁.

22.) 10 Sep 2017 22:01:51
I only read my own posts, repeatedly.

The rest are crap 😁.

23.) 10 Sep 2017 22:28:34
Hi Stoner mate I got that and it was it made me chuckle :-)
I'm always disappointed when I read a post all the way through getting really annoyed and thinking how much I disagree with every word only to get to the bottom of it to find out it's one mine :-)
I usaully just give it the thumbs rush :-)

24.) 10 Sep 2017 22:32:15
Dags I don't ever read mine, even when I'm writing them, explains all the mistakes. Lol.

25.) 10 Sep 2017 22:40:18
Please tell me this isn't the old uncles fighting after Stoner's wedding do.

26.) 11 Sep 2017 07:23:51
I love steve really 😘.



02 Sep 2017 21:43:28
I think slowly with people now the penny is finally dropping. Remember this summer as a reminder when we win a couple of games. The rot is set in and will never change. The club needs reminding and some fans will keep on reminding them, we aren't happy and a bit of spin from Wenger and the board doesn't cut it anymore.


1.) 02 Sep 2017 22:11:01
I think we will just have to ride out the next 2 years.

Minimal expectation, minimal disappointment.

Gonna be a bumpy ride.

2.) 02 Sep 2017 23:04:51
Until we pinch a cup and he signs again eh Dags lol.

3.) 02 Sep 2017 23:09:43
We were lied to, things look grim but whatever, we are the Arsenal, and we'll still be here when Stan and Ivan and the lot have moved on.

4.) 03 Sep 2017 00:55:13
Dags aren't you worried about being in this exact same situation in 2 years?
As in he'll end up signing another contract and back to square 1 we go?

5.) 03 Sep 2017 08:28:13
Exactly Bam Bam.

JPSA, if we have a barren 2 years, Wenger will definitely walk.

6.) 03 Sep 2017 09:09:03
Maybe Dags, but I wonder where the club will be in 2 years time?

7.) 03 Sep 2017 14:13:36
Still at The Emirates mate 😁.




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10 Sep 2017 21:25:29
Gunner, I just think he's confused.




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04 Sep 2017 01:57:41
Wengers big French hopes went up in smoke on the new anelka, aliadiere, diaby the next vierra and the piss de resistance Sanogoal.




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04 Sep 2017 01:46:50
Forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't the last French talent Wenger brought to lofty heights, Nick anelka. Agree with your post too. In the mean time missing the players you mentioned plus recently, greizman, Pogba, Coman and many others. We don't get the best French talent at arsenal.




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02 Sep 2017 23:32:11
In a word, meltdown.




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01 Sep 2017 17:19:04
Gg that's something we will find out in the coming months but for me you are actually missing the point by a mile as to where the poison as you put it lies.





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19 Sep 2017 22:08:07
Probably no different to when he was arsenal. Just 60k a week lighter. But he's happy.




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19 Sep 2017 17:47:31
As long as it is two to four games, he will be ok with fitness and commitment. It's when he keep getting injuries that are two three months plus that makes it difficult for him going forward.




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18 Sep 2017 21:42:23
Ha ha stoner it's my arfur daily phone.




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18 Sep 2017 20:10:14
Ozil is a luxury that the prem and arsenal can't accommodate. He needs in arsenal two holding mids to allow for the fact he doesn't defend. The prem 90% of the time is attack and defend, the latter is not in his armery, so to have him you have to have a contingency for that. Bergy tried to tackle in a fashion but he still had two dependable tacklers behind him.




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18 Sep 2017 17:33:37
Stoner, you are right and Sanchez can do what well eck can and more. It's just one less option for a while.