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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 Nov 2017 17:03:17
What a great front three. Tipical arsenal, will be broken up in 6 weeks. Then again ozils twin brother played today, the one that works back and puts a full shift in.


1.) 18 Nov 2017 19:16:36
He's a class act. Just because he doesn’t charge around like a headless chicken he's seen as lacking commitment. Utter tosh.

2.) 18 Nov 2017 20:56:14
No one os asking him to run around like an headless chicken, just appreciate there are two side to football and to play more often like he did today. Far better player when he actually decides to apply himself.



18 Nov 2017 16:49:57
I think that just put a dent in the power shift. I know spuds are still above us in the league. Truth is they are competative on a regular basis, except when the pressure is on, that won't change, not enough cajones.


1.) 18 Nov 2017 16:56:26
The new Real Madrid, the same old Toot! Not a player today that I would swop for one of ours. Another trophyless season on the cards for the toot.



18 Nov 2017 14:23:27
Cant think of many spuds players that would have got into arsenal eleven today!


1.) 18 Nov 2017 14:48:09
Totally agree steve.



15 Nov 2017 18:59:59
Xhaka, statistically misplaced more passes than any other premier league player. Just saying!


1.) 15 Nov 2017 19:30:26
Yeah but he does it stylishly 😀.

2.) 15 Nov 2017 19:57:58
Agree with that Dags, his hair always looks mint. Is it possible it’s first season syndrome and next year he’ll be a world beater? 😉.

3.) 15 Nov 2017 20:07:42
Dags at least he's good at something. I got him wrong, i thought he was no good at anything.

4.) 15 Nov 2017 20:48:30
The good news is Spurs have lost to the two top 4 rivals they've played so far this season, both Utd and Chelsea :-)
The bad news is we aren't currently top 4 rivals :- (.

5.) 15 Nov 2017 21:02:27
Cant pass, can't tackle, can't head, can't score, remind me again why did we buy him for 35 million instead of kante. Why did we buy him instead of any kante?

6.) 16 Nov 2017 08:01:40
Thing is what will we do about it?
Take a 20 million loss on him and let him go? I doubt Arsene would be prepared to accept he was that wrong.
So we keep playing him until he either comes good or is out of contact and leaves on a free.
Tis the way of things at Arsenal now days
If utd city Chelsea had paid 34 million for him they would have already done so or be looking to take a big hit on him and moving on from their mistake.

7.) 16 Nov 2017 08:18:54
Which is a little crazy 62 as he’s going to be losing a lot of millions next summer with a load of players out of contract.

The wonderful world of Wenger! It must be lovely to be in it.

8.) 16 Nov 2017 09:40:03
I think it's about not admitting he got it badly wrong Stoner mate, I think much of Arsenes problem is he sees admitting mistakes as a weaknesses especially admitting it to himself.
He would rather carry on driving a Sinclair C5 than accept he made a bad call, I really do think it's a confidence thing with him, if he doubts himself on anything he would see it as a loss of self confidence.
So he tries to make round pegs fit in square holes in the hope he will eventually be proven right.
I think it's quite a common trait in some really successful people who surround themselves with yes men, they have outstanding success for a limited period because they back themselves 100% for 100% of the time, while people like Fergie allow for others to have a say behind the scenes and then make their own decisions based on a combination of what others think and their own judgment.
Arsene likes his assistant to be seen and not heard while Fergie allowed input from his assistant managers many of who went on to manage themselves, Mourinho also has allowed for others to have some input and many of his assistants have gone on to success of their own.
Mourinho and Fergie were always the boss and everyone knew that but also they were wise enough to know that no one is always right and we all need good people around us for long term success.

9.) 16 Nov 2017 18:21:32
Xhaka is a victim of Wenger's insistence on playing creative players in the defensive midfield roles. We have only one true DM player, Coquelin, and he is not good enough to play at the top level.
I have never understood why Wenger deviated away from playing tall, strong, athletic players in the DM roles, which brought so much success in the early years of his management. If, for example we signed N'Zonzi and Fellaini, we would have decent defensive cover and height both defensively and offensively. Xhaka is a quality player, who has a decent range of passing and shooting. Wenger made a mistake by curbing his natural aggression he showed in the early days at the club. Certain players, such as Alli at the toot would not be half the player they are if their 'nasty' streak was elimated from their game.



05 Nov 2017 16:07:22
What a sloppy disjointed and innept perfomance. Basically gifted three goals and should have let in more. What a tactical disaster from le prof again. We had two fit center backs a right and left back why not start 442. But in the end our dloppyness in big games in unforgivable. What on earth did owobi and ozil do? And xhaka, what a mess.


1.) 05 Nov 2017 16:39:05
It's beyond belief steve! Even starting with laca on the bench given he wants to play for us and Is a better option with him up top and sanchez out wide . You are in situation where you don't know if your best (supposedly ) are staying or going then he plays Sanchez and drops lacazette in the striker possition . I hate to say it and we can all be arm chair managers but it's sad to see. It reminds me of watching the theory of everything .

2.) 05 Nov 2017 19:17:29
Sano, i can't excuse leaving our record signing sat on a chair.

3.) 05 Nov 2017 20:08:47
"Arsenal have registered just one win away to the 'Big Six' in the Premier League since the start of 2014/ 15, drawing seven and losing 10." that's pretty damning.

4.) 05 Nov 2017 21:41:58
We've only lost 10, that is a surprise.

5.) 06 Nov 2017 08:18:25
Sanchez was awful playing about with the ball too much, he needs to go and a replacement to come in.




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30 Oct 2017 21:22:14
Still hope he proves me wrong. I know, dreamer.




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30 Oct 2017 18:40:29
Blinded, deluded, out of touch or stubborn is stopping arsenal having an arsenal manager capable of challenging again because of wenger. Who waffles and waffles to justify his existence as arsenal manager. These last few years we have been denied the chance to go forward because of his arrogance. And like gunner says, if arsene new a better manager, would he step aside? No he wouldn't because he is clinging on to a false hope that he has.




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16 Oct 2017 16:46:36
Deeny jumped on a soap box to rub salt into the wounds of a team with no bow locks.




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11 Oct 2017 17:54:34
Ozil is not worth that, that's why nobody wants him. We should not pay him anywhere near that, he is a luxury we won't miss. Sell for 20 mil in jan if we can get it. If not, i don't think he is worth more than half the amount quoted but he would get a signing on fee as well to back it up.




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29 Sep 2017 03:52:50
Please I hope not, not another wilting violet.





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19 Nov 2017 14:56:03
Stoner utd are not a million miles away from being the manchester arsenal.




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19 Nov 2017 14:52:13
12 i'm sorry i must need a comedy inplant because i didn't find you post funny. Especially as utd stand about as much chance of winning the league as spuds. And you are now only the second best team in manchester.




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19 Nov 2017 11:12:35
Sqeeky bum time.




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19 Nov 2017 11:12:01
I didn't see it but he is only stating the obvious.




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19 Nov 2017 10:53:18
He thought it was easily a free kick and both goals were on side.