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02 Mar 2018 13:05:20
Apparently earlier this week per mert arranged a meeting with all the players to tell them they are letting the manager down. He told them that they are now playing for their managers future and to show people they were on thursday (last night) fighting for him and his future and to show their support. Well per can you think of anything else to tell them because that didn't work. How about telling them, if you keep losing, the manager will get a pay rise and will never be answerable. I think that's achievable.


1.) 02 Mar 2018 22:14:41
Without having a go at Per he's not the ideal man to lecture anyone on standing up and being counted, if I was a player and he was lecturing me I'd ask him a few questions about some of his own actions in an Arsenal shirt.
Adams Keowen Wrighty might have carried more weight.

2.) 03 Mar 2018 00:03:35
I wonder how that worked out than?

Oh yeah, we got smashed.

3.) 03 Mar 2018 02:51:32
This is simply the weakest Arsenal squad for some time. In the last 2 windows we have sold, released or loaned out:

Szczesny and Martinez
Debuchy, Gabriel and Gibbs
Cambell. Walcott, Coquelin, Reinne-Adelaide, McGuane, Chris Willock and Oxlade
Giround, Akpom, Perez and Sanchez

Plus others.

Whilst we have brought in very few players.

Against Brighton and AC Milan, excluding underage players we are down to selecting from arpprox 17 players, including Mertesacker and the utterly useless Chambers. No wonder we have problems. Apparently we are considering changes for Brighton, I can only think we can bring in Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Mertesacker, Holding, Elneny and Iwobi, which shows the weakness in depth of our squad.



19 Feb 2018 00:15:57
Chris Smalling! No thank you very much.


1.) 19 Feb 2018 09:34:38
Chris Smalling, Johnny Evans what's the difference? Age fee wages I guess but both were or are not seen as Utd standard.
If people have changed their mind on Evans and he's now suddenly good enough for City then why can't the same thing happen with Smalling?
I see Smallings ability and why we might be interested but I also see his inconsistencies and huge errors.
If your Chris Smalling and want to improve your game and realise all that early potential then would you think Arsene and Arsenal given our poor defensive discipline and organisation is the place to do it?
Most probably a bad move for both him and us at this time.

2.) 19 Feb 2018 11:43:39
I think before we spend any more money a another CB we need to look at why and how Mustafi Gabriel Chambers and Holding have all failed to become Kos regular partner and perform at a consistently high standard.
It's no good keep changing the personel without sorting out the underlying problem.
It's like keep changing a tyre on your car because they keep getting worn-out on one side but not getting your tracking sorted, Wether you buy a cheap tyre for £30 or the best you can get for £150 it's not going to sort the problem if you don't sort out the real problem.

3.) 19 Feb 2018 13:09:51
Very true 62. In truth tho we need to replace koscielny as well. Am I alone thinking That? He's 31 and I swear he's carrying a few injuries he just doesn't look as sharp. Then again it's hard to look sharp in our back 4.

4.) 19 Feb 2018 14:10:13
Hi 16 mate i totally agree age has suddenly caught up with Kos this season, as our main man and only really reliable CB for years he's had to work hard to try and compensate and cover for those around him so maybe that too has had an effect, but Kos brilliant as he has been is unfortunately coming to yhe the end of his career as a top quality premier league CB.

5.) 19 Feb 2018 15:28:02
Burnley have a Top 4 goals against record. We have a bottom 6 goals against record. Go get Mee and Tarkowski. Mind you we would need Dyche too or AW will likely ruin them.

6.) 19 Feb 2018 18:37:21
That's the thing SG mate, Arsene sees retaining procession as the best form of defence, it's how he sees things and is in his principles to play that way.
The problem is now that everyone and his cat has completely sussed us out everyone has a game plan that includes taking advantage of our defensive weaknesses rather than just trying to contain us and hang onto the point they started with they all fancy thier chances of getting 3pts against us now days.



14 Feb 2018 23:57:56
Ed 02 if you are available, please. Could you shed any light on ancelotti replacing wenger in the summer, if events don't go as hoped. Thanks. If there is any.


{Ed002's Note - As I said previously, I think that Wenger may well draw a line across in the summer but right now don't forget Wenger has another 18 months to run. I have also explained that there are potential options in Simeone and Ancelotti and different folks have different opinions of each - although Simeone would eb difficult to replace. Right now I am not aware of any decision, but certainly it is something the club are thinking about - and they will want options to consider.}

1.) 15 Feb 2018 13:20:19
Ed, would it be fair to say that Sanllehi and Mislintat will be heavily involved in choosing Arsense's replacement when the time comes?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know about Mislintat but certainly Sanllehi.}

2.) 15 Feb 2018 19:14:22
I'm guessing he's the one who wants Simeone at the club?

3.) 15 Feb 2018 20:15:37
Yes thanks for that ed 02.

4.) 18 Feb 2018 00:59:31
Steve do you think he’ll go this summer?

5.) 18 Feb 2018 03:08:16
There’s been several reports claiming mr. Wengers prefered replacement, that is if his opinion will mean anything is Germany’s Lowe who has also supposedly said he’s stepping down from the national team this summer after the World Cup. Miles away from any management change at Arsenal I know, but would managers like Simone, Ancelotti or Lowe want the Arsenal job or do you think they’d be looking at Chelsea or even PSG (offcourse they’d be all keeping their options open) ? I’m surprised Enrique isn’t the front runner.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Joachim Löw saying he is l;eaving this summer, particularly given that less than 18 months ago he extended his contract from this summer by a further 2 years to cover the Euros in 2020. However, one side did make an approach to enquire recently about his availability, but it was not Arsenal. I have explained who the ideal options are seen to be and the difficulties. It is nothing to do with PSG or Chelsea.}

6.) 18 Feb 2018 13:42:19
Sorry Ed, are you saying these are the two only / main options

Simeone and Ancelott


{Ed002's Note - No, I haven't said that.}

7.) 19 Feb 2018 01:48:17
13, if we don't get CL football, what is the point of him staying for one more season and all the uncertainty that goes with that. It is a gut feeling reading and talking to people that ancelotti is on our radar if it all goes pete tong. If he gets CL football, i can see him staying but and it is a big but, i don't think certain people in the club think we will get it. Hence the ancelotti link. Wenger won't leave but that doesn't mean he is staying. The two year contract seems a strange one to me, it doesn't create stability if we fail to get our goals this season.

{Ed0333's Note - Your going through transition on and off the pitch, Arsene needs to appreciate this go at the end of the season. I think he’ll do the honorable thing and bow out gracefully regardless of Champions League qualification. If he does go at the end of the season I truly hope you guys give him the RESPECTFUL send off he deserves because if it wasn’t for that man Manchester United would have won everything in sight.

8.) 19 Feb 2018 10:27:18
I totally agree with both of you. The man is a legend which unfortunately has held on just a little too long.

9.) 19 Feb 2018 12:04:05
I'm with you a million % Ed033 mate, if Arsene should go at the end of the season we should all put our differences aside and Unite to give him the most fantastic celebtion party of all the good things he's done for our club and the premier league too.
At that point there would be absolutely no point in going on about his faults any longer and it should all be about his achievements.

{Ed0333's Note - bravo my friend well said



30 Jan 2018 16:22:35
I've just seen auba come from the private jet to the training ground in a van with seats, bet auba was well impressed with that, not exactly a chrome plated Porsche. But then i saw spuds new signing, they made him come on his own on the train carrying his own suitcase, i hope they paid his luggage. He was also holding a second class ticket.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 16:34:17
Would of been typically British if it was a Transit aye Steve 😂 credit to the spuds though they’ve got a great player there, he’s only 25 but it seems like he’s been around for ages!

2.) 30 Jan 2018 16:48:08
I would have took a chance with him.

3.) 30 Jan 2018 17:41:50
Yeah no chance all he does is run in a straight line 😂😂.

4.) 30 Jan 2018 21:51:24
Jelfy, well at least he runs.



21 Jan 2018 21:18:59
My mate who is an arsenal fan who watches dortmund five or six times a year. He says it is cheaper to have a day out watching them than it is arsenal. When you buy a ticket you get free transport as well around dortmund all for about £30. That and cheap airfare with a budget airline, cheap beer, makes it a cheap jolly. He says auba is a proper team player with a great attitude and he is as strong as an ox. He thinks he can play various roles and is really exited. That will do for me.


1.) 21 Jan 2018 22:49:21
That's what I like to hear. I never pay too much attention to pundits and media on a player. Always fans that watch them on a regular basis know their true value.

2.) 21 Jan 2018 23:46:04
D, we just need to get him now.

{Ed033's Note - Ah, but is he as strong as the Ox? 😋

3.) 22 Jan 2018 00:55:34
Sounds good.
We can keep him for 2 years, than sell him to Utd for when Sanchez retires.

4.) 22 Jan 2018 08:35:10
I’m going to save that post dags because that’s what will happen.

5.) 22 Jan 2018 09:09:28
Let's hope not Sanogo.




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15 Mar 2018 22:27:47
Seriously, bring on athletico. I want madrid.


1.) 15 Mar 2018 23:29:23
Toughest test there is at this level Steve, Athletico are undoubtedly big favourites for this competition and if anyone can beat them over 180 minutes they surely have to capitalise on that by winning the whole competition.



15 Mar 2018 22:24:20
Bring on Barca. Whoops wrong comp.




14 Mar 2018 21:42:55
Is anyone nervous about tomorrow night. Lol.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 22:05:44
Not really mate, it's a win win for us, we either progress in this season's Europa league or take the first step towards going forward again as a club.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 22:28:10
First goal will be massive.

It will either put us 3-0 up or 2-1 up.

You're welcome 😁.

{Ed0333's Note - Have sky called you to stand in for Jamie Carragher yet Dags?

3.) 15 Mar 2018 07:37:29
Amazing that despite being 2-0 up, with 2 away goals, we are still nervous. If we can score a goal, Milan will need to score 3 to win and they don't look a prolific team in terms of goalscoring.
On a separate topic, it's astounding that we seem to be prepared to let one of our best players, Wilshere, walk away for nothing at the end of the season, whilst paying inconsistent 29 year old Ozil in excess of £300,000 pw. I also think we will have trouble getting Ramsey and Welback to extend their stay at the club.
Quite what squad we will be left with for next season is worrying.

4.) 15 Mar 2018 08:34:05
Are we saying Dags is the spitting image of Carra?

5.) 15 Mar 2018 08:20:28
I will be spitting feathers if I don't get the job 😁.



14 Mar 2018 21:22:51
Looks like only three teams managing to keep the premier league flag flying in europe next round. With all the spouting, i had high hopes for all sides in the next round but some just don't have what it takes. Must have been out of their depth.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 21:41:23
Are there CL games on?
I only look at EL games nowadays 😁.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 21:44:41
We are definitely in the right competition for us Steve.

3.) 14 Mar 2018 21:50:08
Only money bags $hitty gone through = does money increase chance of success

What do you think?

4.) 14 Mar 2018 21:56:34
Sy and liverpool, who have spent far less than us and actually gave citeh a football lesson a few weeks back.

5.) 14 Mar 2018 21:57:57
Sy, i know you have a blind spot for klopp. Lol.

6.) 14 Mar 2018 22:02:48
Liverpool SY.

7.) 14 Mar 2018 22:19:27
Missed that - still don’t want Klopp 🤪.

8.) 14 Mar 2018 23:45:38
City through because of money while United are out despite the money and Liverpool Savile and co well they do count because they just throw the whole money argument complete upside down when it comes to covering up Arsenes downfalls :-)
It's money old game SY mate:-)

9.) 15 Mar 2018 00:16:44
Gunner we waste our money on substandard players and then coach them badly. Not the recipe for success.



12 Mar 2018 23:17:27
Congrats to debauchery, he beat neymar to ligue 1 player for feb. Ha ha ha.


1.) 13 Mar 2018 09:18:57
Good for him I'm pleased for the lad, he was really unlucky with us, he had a great start but unfortunately got injured very early on and then Hector burst on the scene from nowhere and for two seasons became totally impossible for Debuchy or anyone else to displace.
Good luck to the lad I hope he makes the world cup like he's been dreaming of.

2.) 13 Mar 2018 22:09:18
Add to that Reine-Adelaide tops dribbling charts for top 5 European leagues at weekend.




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11 Mar 2018 17:58:32
I don't think alegri will be the next arsenal manager.




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05 Mar 2018 17:53:01
D they are welcome to him and his dated ideas. If i was an everton fan, i think i would be pretty worried with recent goings on. I made a statement on hear about 4 years ago that he was out of date and left behind, i think he is even further behind today.




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05 Mar 2018 16:02:16
Thats the trouble when a team has an owner who doesn't understand football.




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04 Mar 2018 18:51:08
Kronk won't sell hos cash cow anyway, he needs us for his, cough, cough, sporting empire.




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02 Mar 2018 21:55:14
64 you are bringing a little tear to my eye just reminiscing.





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17 Mar 2018 20:40:10
SW whatever your oponion on welbeck, we need him in the EL. He might get a ban for diving anyway, that's iwobi in then.




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17 Mar 2018 20:06:13
It is only watford Dags. Lol.




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17 Mar 2018 18:55:40
I do actually think a fully fit welbeck and lacca with ozil and myki are a real handful. The problem will be how do we get them fit and firing. I think welbeck is still behind on sharpness so lacca will be even more so. Form will only come with games. At the same time auba can't be left out.




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17 Mar 2018 18:49:13
Gunner what everyone keeps forgetting is what are we going to do about the one year on his contract, which was a problem last time and will be next. Plus the fact he is behind the other coaches above him, why should we have to put up with mediocrity again next season. I personally don't think we will win the EL anyway but that's just my opinion of course.




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17 Mar 2018 18:01:18
We also play one striker and a no10 which striker do we play?