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02 Jun 2018 09:38:27
Im sure there must be some legs in the ousamme dembeli rumours. A loan and an option to buy seems plausible. Could he be our star buy/ loan this summer.

steve.r

1.) 02 Jun 2018 11:37:46
Or maybe the 5th best player who comes in for us this summer Steve:-)


2.) 02 Jun 2018 12:48:28
Hope and expectations going through the roof Gunner. Lol.


3.) 02 Jun 2018 16:29:02
I think he’s way to expensive for us.


4.) 02 Jun 2018 19:38:09
Everything is possible at this stage Steve mate :-) no rain clouds on the horizon as we speak and I have high hopes of a bbq season:-)


5.) 02 Jun 2018 20:17:11
My scepticism radar is on full alert. I find it hard to fathom why Barcelona would loan out a player they paid Euro 137m for last summer, with an option to buy, presumably at a fraction of that price making it affordable. I suspect Dembele is a trifle miffed over his game time being cut since Coutinho arrived - it makes sense for his camp to make noise. I would be very surprised if Arsenal were able to attract a player of that calibre, this year at least.


6.) 03 Jun 2018 02:12:48
I see the legs on the Mislintat/ Auba connection, but we're talking serious money here.
Also, to buy a someone of that price, and so well considered as a future world class player, to let him go just the next year? Not so Barca's alike. Seems more like playing FIFA for me.
If there's really something here, it definitely will be time to start taking seriously the on current changes.


7.) 03 Jun 2018 07:13:44
The way he plays just doesn't fit the Barcelona system and they are already talking about replacing him with someone who is a good passer of the ball so yeah if Sven and Raul are creative, this is a transfer that will definitely happen.


8.) 03 Jun 2018 10:14:08
It's worth remembering this is just a tabloid rumour and if it doesn't happen the club and new management team aren't to blame for what the media invented.
One part or another of the media or another will link us with between 70 or 80 players between them this summer and if people let themselves get disappointed over every invented story that doesn't happen then it's going to be a tough tough summer for some.


9.) 04 Jun 2018 06:34:30
Teams don't spend €140m on a player before checking if they fit their style of play jc.


 

 

18 May 2018 16:42:27
So its the dream team of arteta no1 cazorla no2 and henry part time.

steve.r

1.) 18 May 2018 17:16:32
dont forget mertesacker ducking in from time to time.


2.) 18 May 2018 21:01:02
Bloody pathetic.


3.) 19 May 2018 07:27:00
And diaby in charge of players conditioning and fitness.


4.) 19 May 2018 09:10:36
Banbury what's pathetic?, this could work out to be a fantastic appointment. Or the opposite who knows.


5.) 19 May 2018 11:41:24
Arsenal have always been leaders in innovation. From managerial appointments to ground development. There is a set of values within the club and an Arsenal way that other clubs would love to have within their DNA. The appointment of Arteta and the leadership and managerial structure put in place to take us forward could be brilliant, or it may stutter. However I am behind it, football moves forward as so do Arsenal - forward together I say.


6.) 19 May 2018 13:09:15
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The whole thing is pathetic it’s a MASSIVE gamble, the stadium could well be half empty by October . MA has absolutely no experience of management. it just suits the board to have a novice they are less likely to ask for pocket money.


7.) 19 May 2018 13:32:24
Agree Banbury, its all very kronk sports.


8.) 19 May 2018 16:09:44
True it could well go either way. However you've just summed up the modern day arsenal fan. Stadium could be empty by October. Now the thought of our fans throwing the dummies out and not going to support us is pathetic. I understood the previous time we did that. But if we do that each time we don't get our way we'd look far more ridiculous as a club than taking a risk with arteta.


9.) 19 May 2018 19:42:35
D i can't agree with you, fans, no, all humans have every right to protest and let people know how they feel. If no one get hurt physically, i support them fully, if they have a grievance. Wenger would still be here if it wasnt for the paying public showing their dissatisfaction. No problem at all with that. If arteta or whoever is good, then i think there will be no problem at all.


 

 

16 May 2018 20:27:40
Just another bit of fake news to counter the arteta news. Ancelotti has a pre contract with Arsenal, according to one italian news site.

steve.r

1.) 16 May 2018 20:58:22
It's not Sky italia by any chance is it?


2.) 16 May 2018 21:13:14
No it’s the Express.


3.) 17 May 2018 01:44:57
More like pizza express.


 

 

13 May 2018 21:36:08
Congratulations to our next manager for winning the italian league again. Now arsenal go get our man.

steve.r

1.) 13 May 2018 22:41:29
Hopefully mate, just hoping Ed002 gives us some information!


2.) 14 May 2018 00:12:49
He said he is staying at juv.


3.) 14 May 2018 00:40:25
My problem is, i'm not sure what we can offer him to leave juve. We don't think like a big club anymore, so we would have to make him an offer he can't refuse. i'm not sure we will.


4.) 14 May 2018 07:45:36
Yeah not looking good he said he is staying.


 

 

04 May 2018 00:21:26
Simeone was always my first choice but for various reasons i don't think that was ever going to happen. Tonights result for me also knocks out a few more top managers (no champs league, fewer funds and less pulling power) out of the reckoning. I am a little worried about gazidis's words "we have to be brave in our appointment" especially now. We won't give a manager a big budget (did wenger waste our funds when he had them) and we are not giving a manager a big salary, supposedly less than wenger. I just wonder what and who we will attract on the terms we are offering. Interesting times ahead.

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1.) 04 May 2018 07:07:26
Yes, Steve I too am a Simeone fan and the semi-finals showed how well drilled his team is and defensively superb. We have been missing in both these aspects for some time. Our defending is attrocious.
The options are:
1. A top manager such as Simeone, Ancelloti or Allegri.
2. An up and coming young manager such as Marco Silva, Dyche or Howe.
3. A coach or former Arsenal man such as Vieira, Henry or Buvac.

I believe we will go along the 3rd route, with a more European style of the manager being more of a coach, backed by a backroom staff that deals with contracts, player acquisitions, etc. Moving away from Wenger's post-Dein total domination of every aspect of the club.

Interesting times ahead for sure.


2.) 04 May 2018 07:46:32
Why would we give the new manager/ head coach any transfer budget at all given the appointment of SM and RS?

As for the candidates who see the lack of champions league football next season as a problem, i think it's better to overlook those coaches anyway. I'd rather like a coach who plans for long term instead of one season success.

As for the salary, i don't know of any details but would imagine it's just natural the new guy wouldn't earn quite as much as Wenger since he wouldn't have as many responsibilities as Wenger had (like transfers for example) . I'm sure we can still offer competitive wages.

I would also like to point out one reason why i think we will be an attractive option for any coach, and that is the way the club has handled Wenger. We are known as a club with patience and the board won't make any rash decisions based on short term results. I personally would like to see the new coach get at least two seasons time to improve our performances (unless the first season is a total disaster) .


3.) 04 May 2018 08:46:40
I agree Iceman I don't think the next manager/ coach should earn more than Arsene immediately.
I don't really want someone who joins us for the money but more for the opportunity.
Arsenal are a big club in the doldrums which means for the right man it's a great opportunity to rally achieve something.
We are like Liverpool when Klopp arrived a big club with a great history with one or two good players plus some ok players but an awful lot of not good enough players filling our squad.
We need the right man for where we are now and that isn't going to be someone who comes for the money or someone who comes because it's he needs a job it has to be someone who really wants it because they are excited about what they can achieve for and with Arsenal football club.
What's the point of getting someone who comes in gets us top 4 next season then gets a better offer from United Bayern Real or whoever and puts us back to square one.

The next manager not only needs to be capable of turning us around he also needs to be 100% committed to making us the best we can be again.


4.) 04 May 2018 10:01:22
Players seems to be attracted to a "project" they could believe in. Morinho got Zlatan, Bailly and Pagba without CL. Conte got Kante and Luiz without CL. Klopp and Poch seems to get great players or hold on to players without anything but a top 4 to show for. We need a manager that has something interesting going on and have some pulling power. Simeone, Sarri and Jardim would fit the bill IMO.


5.) 04 May 2018 13:06:20
Players buy into what the club is aiming for over the next 2 to 3 seasons Nor mate, it's not always about the season ahead but whether they can be convinced by the club they will achieve their ambitions by joining them.
Our next manager will have more credibility when it comes to attracting and convincing players to join us than Arsene would have had thi summer simply because he won't have so many seasons of not competing behind him putting players off coming.


6.) 04 May 2018 13:59:40
I wonder what the arsenal "project" will be?


 

 

 

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14 Aug 2018 16:43:44
Xhakas stats in the citeh game are so embarrassing, compared to torreira (who replaced him) and Gouendouzi. He had 55 touches, no key passes 8 misplaced passes and one tackle. Torreira had two tackles two key passes. Gouendouzi made four tackles, 2 blocks, 4 key passes and 88 touches of the ball, more than any other player. It begs the question, we were playing citeh that are going to have the ball more in midfield than you, where on earth was he hiding? . For me he left the young kid exposed and hung him out to dry. Disgraceful.

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1.) 14 Aug 2018 17:23:09
Normally, i think stats can be misleading but in this case, they back up what i thought i was seeing. The guy is a disgrace to an arsenal shirt.


2.) 14 Aug 2018 19:49:43
His one tackle resulted in a yellow card. I think Gouendouzi had an excellent game, especially since he was covering for Xhaka as well.


3.) 14 Aug 2018 20:43:15
As I said when we got Xhaka, waste of space Steve more money wasted.


4.) 14 Aug 2018 20:56:01
I think Gouendouzi could be a special talent but he needs help and guidance from his team mates. During the game, i kept thinking, is this kid our only midfielder, he was a one man machine and got absolutely knackered but he kept going. I really hope with what i have seen, him and torreira can become a double act. I don't think torreira would leave him isolated.


5.) 14 Aug 2018 23:53:08
Guendouzi and Torreira could provide an outstanding balance of technical ability, vision and grit to the midfield for a long, long time. I was one of those who wanted to see Xhaka in a slightly more advanced midfield role playing with a disciplined, defensive-minded midfielder. But the sad truth is I just don’t think he’s cut out for the premier league. Far too much speed for him and he doesn’t make up for it with creativity and he’s not adept at breaking up the opposition’s attack. His spot in the starting XI is in serious jeopardy. That is if it’s not already been taken.


6.) 14 Aug 2018 23:58:55
Xhaka offers very little apart from the odd howler of a shot on him. He is kind of a nothing midfielder not good defensivly and contributes very little offensivly, you need to be good at one side or the other and he ain't. I am not a great fan of Ramsey either but at least with him he does make good intelligent runs offensivly. I hope given time Emery can see this and gets him replaced. N'zonzi has signed for Roma today so that opportunity has passed. Shame as I would have happy sold either Xakha or Ramsey to get him.

Guendouzi you can see has talent but don't forget he is a 19yr old that was only playing in the French 2nd tier last season so you can't expect too much too soon. Torreira you can see already that he will be a vital player for us this season. At present I would play Elneney alongside him in a DM role with Goudouzi getting game experience from the bench. Ramsey play further up with Ozil.


7.) 15 Aug 2018 05:43:43
Agree Ryan but if he's good enough, age isn't a problem, how old is mabappe,19. If he isn't ready, i'm afraid none of the ball winning midfielders we have are good enough to play with torreira. I appreciate he is young but i hope he is the player he looks like he can be.


8.) 15 Aug 2018 06:49:16
Should start with the team that finished game, all be it with a decent left back should we have one fit Ramsey and xhaka are done both looked slow lacking anything for the team torreira must start the young French lad was a breath of fresh air made 1 big mistake but cech covered him lacca and PEA look good together mikka is still not doing what he can but I’d give him 5-10 games to build confidence same for the other new players.


9.) 15 Aug 2018 08:55:39
Why didn’t the two start Steve - I can’t work that decision out. That or passing out the back against City. stupid.


10.) 15 Aug 2018 08:30:49
I agree with your Xhaka assessment Ryan which begs the question how is he a professional footballer in the fist place?
The occasional long shot and the occasional long pass, I played local park football with loads of people who could do that plus they could tackle head the ball and put in a shift despite the fact they were builders postman or office workers who paid £2 a week subs to play each week.
£34 million we paid for him so there has to be more to his game than we have ever seen, there has to be, personally I don't think we should hang around waiting for Xhaka to finally show us what he's really capable of as 2 years of doing nothing is too much time wasted already, we should off load him before the European window shuts.


11.) 15 Aug 2018 09:35:00
The problem there is we just renewed and gave him an improved contract which I don’t know how this happened, its not like he had an outstanding season last season and we are afraid to lose him for nothing.

I really hope Emery can see he was the weakest link in our midfield last sunday and that he is a waste of space.

I was really hoping he can prove us all wrong and be bossing the midfield.


12.) 15 Aug 2018 10:17:07
There has to be something about him somewhere Moe but I've looked and watched him closely and it's totally beyond my footballing knowledge to see what it is, he offers absolutely nothing other than the very occasional long shot goal which most full backs are more than capable of too from time to time.


13.) 15 Aug 2018 10:30:03
This summer was the most surreal thing regarding xhaka a large number of posters were praising him as though they had completely forgotten last season. He was then given a new contract to back them up, but nothing changed once he got back on the pitch.


14.) 15 Aug 2018 11:57:16
I'm totally with that Eden mate, as soon as the season ended Xhaka status seemed to soar amongst loads of Arsenal fans for some bizarre reason and like you say once he returned to the club and started playing all those Xhaka fans have disappeared back to where they were all last season again. Strange to say the least, he has to be the best close season Arsenal player of all time :-)


15.) 15 Aug 2018 11:46:02
Stupid question boys, but what exactly is a 'key pass'?
Is it a pass that creates an opportunity, so if the chance is scored then it would be an assist?


16.) 15 Aug 2018 12:09:44
I did say they must see something in him at the club that we don’t which was the reason behind his contract, but I’m still trying to find out the special thing he has and its alomst like finding woolly, even woolly was easier to find than xhakas quality.


17.) 15 Aug 2018 13:04:46
Just my opinion Macko but to me a key pass is one that splits a defence that leads to an attack that leads to clear just goal scoring opportunity.


18.) 15 Aug 2018 14:59:36
I think you are right gunner. I know one thing passing to your goalkeeper and defence in your own half definitely isn't a key pass. I jave watched him a while now and most of his passes anyway are just knock about passes to get his stats up.


19.) 15 Aug 2018 18:14:24
I'm not a big fan of stats Steve as they usually paint the picture the artist wishes you to see mate.
Mark Hughes said Eric Cantata taught United players the value of a 5 yard pass m, when no one is available on a good position for the player in possession to make a key pass to then 5 yard one two can be a good thing because within that 10 seconds of the one two taking place everyone on the pitch has moved and all of a sudden there are options available that weren't previously there.
But a 5 yard pass just for the sake of it is about as useful and exciting as a dried up cabbage leaf in tin of out of date spam.


 

 

13 Aug 2018 20:48:42
On a side note, i think all the new players did as well if not better than the old ones. At least they tried, which could not be said for some of the older players.

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1.) 13 Aug 2018 21:28:51
Dick will know by October who he can and who he can't rely on and I'm sure he will by then show us by naming his best Arsenal team of what he currently has available.
On a side note I was told today thank Dick told Chambers to go out on loan play a years premier league football and come back ready for Arsenal duty.


 

 

12 Aug 2018 19:05:53
If we are playing out from the back cech is not good enough to accept and pass the football. We also have to be a lot cuter by mixing it up a bit with the balls out. Are mustaffi, socratis or bellerin good enough to do that?

steve.r

1.) 12 Aug 2018 19:17:52
I think that's what Dick is trying to find out mate, not everything the manager trys will come off and not every player he gives an opportunity to will grab it with both hands but come October both Dick and us will know more than we do now.
Early changes in the second half and a lot more vocal and physical activity from Dick in the touchline than we are used to from our manager is a big plus.


 

 

12 Aug 2018 00:34:44
Whatever happens today, i won't draw any conclusions, its too early and while a win would be great, a loss isn't the end of the world. Perspective is needed and a bit of patience. Patience with wenger had worn thin but we must give Dick some time to make us consistent. I still think we will struggle for a while in the league but the europa dopa is what we can target. Its a long long season. 1-1 today is my prediction.

steve.r

1.) 12 Aug 2018 03:15:34
About as tough an opening two matches as we could get. I will be happy if we avoid defeat today and would take a 1-1 draw now!


2.) 12 Aug 2018 08:17:41
I agree 100% Steve, should we beat City today we won't suddenly become challengers and the same if we get beaten we won't suddenly become mid table struggles.
We are most people's and the bookies underdogs of the big clubs for a reason so this season is all about improvement and making sure we go into next season a little more fancied than we are right now.
Today is all about getting our first real look at life under Dick and getting a glimpse of what to expect from him and the team regards shape effort performance, a point would be brilliant and 3 an unbelievably brilliant start.
My prediction 1 2 unfortunately but I've never been a top match day tipster.


3.) 12 Aug 2018 09:40:35
Agreed but that’s why I am a little frustrated with Emery already as I wanted him to revamp the back 5 plus spine completely and use his “getting used” to the EPL” to bed HIS team in. We didn’t need a 25m goalie but we do need a better CD, CM options, Winger and a fullback.
The fullback (34 and a freebie ) is not a great long term solution nor is the centrehalf especially with where Kos is in his career plus Mustafi. I just think he scratched the surface and implemented an OK strategy having clearly identified the issue. That’s not great management and not as decisive as Wenger in his first few years. I will give him time, support and patience but I don’t think he has taken full advantage of the situation and done enough.
If we had 100m - why Dembele and not a world class CD. If we were truly After another - why leave it so late. If we had the funds - get it done. We should have signed an EPL CD.


4.) 12 Aug 2018 09:52:29
I am excited and really looking forward to seeing the NEW arsenal under Emery and also just seeing the Arsenal play.

Let’s not undersell ourselves - we’ve got a great attack and added two midfield GEMS that should change us completely in midfield - hopefully we get the real Özil in the new system.

Aubameyang- golden boot ( already put my bet on) . This Guy is awesome and the sort of signing we need at the back.

Hopefully we see

Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles

Torreira, Guendouzi

Rambo, Ozil, Mkhitaryan

Aubameyang

COYG! We are all 100% behind you.


5.) 12 Aug 2018 10:04:39
Get the excuses in early.


6.) 12 Aug 2018 10:19:14
I see where your coming from SY mate and if it was me in charge I would have done things differently too but maybe Dick is going to work with the players he has for a season then replace big time once he is fully aware of those he can and can't improve, which would explain the quick fix just for now signings.
To me a keeper wasn't top of the to do list either but it was certainly on the list as Cech wasn't brilliant last season.
There are players I would have let go who Dick has kept on and players like Campbell and Chambers who I would have kept in my squad that Dick has let go but we all see things differently and the most important thing is with Dick we have hope again that things might improve for us however he goes about doing it.
I know you miss Arsene mate but under him we were going nowhere but backwards in the end and just imagine the total apathy there would be surrounding the club again going into this season and more empty seats and a totally negative vibe at Arsenal and totally negative vibe about Arsenal from everyone everywhere.
Change brings hope mate and the club needed both change and some hope desperately because fans been slowly giving up and losing interest in the club for years while others were rapidly drifting away through lack of all and any hope of anything ever changing under Arsene mate.
Arsene is the greatest manager we have ever had beyond doubt but in the end he was making optimism an impossibility for far too many people to find within themselves.
I can't think of a nice way of saying this but in the end Arsene was toxic for Arsenal football club and I know that sounds horrible but it's unfortunately true.


7.) 12 Aug 2018 10:41:26
62 mate - I am more than happy with the change and how the club handled it. Very classy. I don’t miss him - i wanted bigger change once he left.
On the keeper - hindsight could show it’s a steal and genius signing.
Centre halves - we look short on numbers, pace and quality.
Fullbacks - Wellbeck? Really

When I sign up for change - I want to see it. For me changing the personnel is the easier bit than changing our mentality and defensive spine.
I am repeating myself but wanted to stress I don’t miss Wenger ( still admire him ) but I wanted the same decisive change Wenger brought in his first season. We were ruthless on / off pitch and strengthened well in key areas. That’s my yardstick although if we get to the same result ( we’ll balanced competitive team ) in the same timeframe eg like Klopp then job done. 👍.


8.) 12 Aug 2018 10:55:15
I’m excited and looking forward for todays game, I want performance and fight from the team today and as everyone been saying a win would be awesome and a loss would ruin my day.
I hope we start with auba and Lacca today that would make city think twice about opening up too much.


9.) 12 Aug 2018 11:21:34
Yeah sorry SY mate I'd replied to your fist post before I read your second one which made my reply look a bit silly :-) all standard stuff:-)
Hey ho it's all good mate and as you say Up the Arsenal.


10.) 12 Aug 2018 12:09:36
No worries buddy 👍 all Gooners with the same dream! 🏆🏆.


 

 

09 Aug 2018 19:45:02
Apparently the spuds didn't know the transfer window was open. Either that or the stadium is bleeding them dry.

steve.r

1.) 09 Aug 2018 20:13:44
Poch certainly beginning to sound like Arsene, " no players available who can improve us "
Tat ta champions league football talk that.


2.) 09 Aug 2018 20:57:52
They may not admit it but the new stadium will hurt their fiancés big time perhaps more so than ours did. They would not even go over 25 Million for Grealish which tells me money is tight now for them. Spurs on the slide I feel this season.


3.) 09 Aug 2018 21:15:23
The cost of the new stadium is by all accounts creeping toward the £1 billion mark, currently sat at £850 million.

That’s a lot of money to repay and to be honest Levy has done the important thing of signing up the best players as they go into a difficult financial period.

I imagine he would have known the plan and the conversation was to do as Wenger did, keep them in the Champions League, ride out the tough times and go from there.

Never worked for us but that is something they’re now going to go through. It’s how long they can keep players with no trophies and little money from now on that will count.

There team hasn’t got weaker but clearly not become stronger either. The also have to get over their ability to collapse at the big moments.


4.) 09 Aug 2018 21:45:45
With so many players at this summers world cup it's likely they will start slow and it's up to those who wish to pip them in the top 4 race to put some distance between themselves and Spurs.
I think Spurs have gone for consolidation by improving existing players contracts rather than go down the sell and buy route, the fact they didn't cash in on Harry should be seen as the biggest plus their fans could have hoped for this summer, I think it the past we'd have cashed in on Harry in their position.
Champions league money isn't the be all and end all any more that it use to be, 20 million taking part money isn't am awful lot in today's football world, it's a quater of the transfer fee of a very decent player in today's market.


5.) 10 Aug 2018 00:07:06
Ryan, I'm pretty sure all fiancés will be fine and unhurt.


6.) 10 Aug 2018 00:07:06
Ryan, I'm pretty sure all fiancés will be fine and unhurt.


7.) 10 Aug 2018 03:48:57
Daniel Levy has been sussed and the Toot found it very difficult to unload players, which appeared necessary and understandable in order to finance purchases. In his defence he has tied up a few players on long term and costly contracts this summer. If they are unable to sell Alderwierald and Rose this summer then they will lose £20m on Toby as he has a clause that means he can leave for £20m next season, and United offered £45m the day before the window ended, Ideally he wants to stay in England and United was his chosen destination. Rose may go on loan abroad according to reports, When you consider the value of these two players a couple of seasons ago then the Toot stand to make a considerably loss on what could have been achieved. Both are very unhappy at the club. Dembele also wants out and if the Toot sell any players abroad, they cannot bring replacements in until January. Ina season when they had many players away on World Cup duty and stand to be without Son fora bout a month, it isn't ideal. The huge sort of the stadium is another problem, financing a billion pounds will be a huge drain on finances and yet another season without a trophy will place massive pressure on the club.


 

 

 

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09 Aug 2018 21:43:13
Im not sure we will have too many foreign clubs sniffing round our top players, unsettling them in the next two weeks. Not sure that applies to utd, chelski, liverpool and spuds.

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07 Aug 2018 23:01:20
Gunner, i think Emery will be pissing in the wind but i'm hopeful he can improve us. The kronk situation is far from ideal, i'm going on his record and KSE lack of real success. I never wanted him in the beginning but now he has assumed full unchallenged control, it does not make me think automatically, this is for the best. I don't see what he is going to do that he has done before with us or any other team he possesses, that is going to be for the better. He has blatantly admitted, he didn't buy arsenal to win trophies. I think its a bad day for arsenal football club as a force on the pitch. Still i could be completely wrong andd he has ambitions to really make us an elite world super power, that puts performance on the field as the top priority.

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07 Aug 2018 20:45:22
Funny, a lot of people think like that. let's hope we are all wrong because i fear for us. We have only gone downwards since he took us over. Where will we go when he has full unequivocal control.

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05 Aug 2018 21:06:44
DG, he is now our bad boy.

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05 Aug 2018 11:52:44
Another player, that was an absolute waste of millions and millions of pounds.

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15 Aug 2018 16:49:31
Im sure over the next few games there will be many changes as Dick works out what he actually is working with.

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15 Aug 2018 14:59:36
I think you are right gunner. I know one thing passing to your goalkeeper and defence in your own half definitely isn't a key pass. I jave watched him a while now and most of his passes anyway are just knock about passes to get his stats up.

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15 Aug 2018 05:43:43
Agree Ryan but if he's good enough, age isn't a problem, how old is mabappe,19. If he isn't ready, i'm afraid none of the ball winning midfielders we have are good enough to play with torreira. I appreciate he is young but i hope he is the player he looks like he can be.

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14 Aug 2018 20:56:01
I think Gouendouzi could be a special talent but he needs help and guidance from his team mates. During the game, i kept thinking, is this kid our only midfielder, he was a one man machine and got absolutely knackered but he kept going. I really hope with what i have seen, him and torreira can become a double act. I don't think torreira would leave him isolated.

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14 Aug 2018 20:29:59
The only way for the playerwill learn, if they want too, is by rectifying their errors. Its the mindset of some players that i think is the main problem. The cozy club mentality will be hard to knock out of some. They to me are here for themselves not arsenal football club. But Dick is the best man to do that i have been baffled by some of his decisions but impressed by his attitude.

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