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25 Nov 2019 10:31:17
Emery has to go, he has lost the fans and the board. How the owners and the board react is important. Emery should be gone before the match on Thursday, if if Freddie is put in temporary charge. The next permanent appointment has to be an intelligent solution. Pochettino would be so good for many reasons. It would be a great time to get him, as he must be motivated to get one over on Levy. It would depend on how settled he and his family are in sunny Hadley Wood, where he resides.

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25 Nov 2019 11:26:27
I have nothing against Poch, but I wonder if the sources of his disillusionment at Spurs, are likely to be the same with us. Given that the set up at Arsenal seemed to put off so many before, I'm beginning to wonder if the changes need to be root and branch rather than just the stem.

25 Nov 2019 13:16:59
It looks like Nuno Espirito Santo is in the frame, would certainly take us forward.

25 Nov 2019 18:13:41
I reckon Fredie for starters so the club can sort themselves out in order to attract the right man next summer, will Fredie get us top 4? I doubt it but Emery definitely won't so no harm in trying something different to what we definitely know isn't working out well for us already.

25 Nov 2019 15:24:42
After calming down - I really can’t see Dick getting the boot anytime soon, we are above Tottenham and Man U and still comfortably in touching distance of a Europa League spot . For the board to react I believe we have to drop into places 11/ 12 and below, until then it’s as you were IMO.

25 Nov 2019 19:54:54
We will probably be 10th after next weekend, does that count as bad enough ?

26 Nov 2019 06:28:14
The main problem with sacking Emery is who we bring in and whether we can secure them mid-season. The main contenders without a club are Allegri and Pochettino, both may prove problematic. I believe the club will plump for Arteta, but could we secure him mid-season, and it’s a big ask to employ a rookie manager to turn round the current mess. Benitez would be a decent shout, and he may fancy a return to England and the PL. he has the experience and personality to sort things out swiftly.

24 Nov 2019 00:03:33
Sir Chips Keswick is considering resigning according to Ornsteins new place 🤷🏻‍♂️.

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24 Nov 2019 08:45:21
Let's hope it's the start of all change from top to bottom, everything is wrong with what the club is doing right now on and off the pitch, whatever the plan was it simply isn't working.
Managers won't work for us because of how do things off the field and next players won't join us because we are rubbish on the field.
It's not looking good at the Arsenal right now and if things don't change soon we really could be playing second tier football for the first time in our history very soon.
No matter what we will bounce back one day because owners chairman backroom staff managers players all come and go but there is and only ever will be one Arsenal Football club.
Up the Arsenal, no matter what.

24 Nov 2019 14:39:38
I’m 40 will I be alive to see it.

24 Nov 2019 19:07:31
I'm 57 mate and I'm hopeful of watching and enjoying an Arsenal resurgence again and who knows maybe 1 or 2 after that ends.
What Leicester fan thought they'd see 1 title challenge in their life time let alone a possible 2nd within 4 years of the first?
What Arsenal fan actually thought in May 2005 that was Arsenes last title challenge ever? Not me I thought we'd dominate for years back then.
You never know what's round the corner in football either way but hope springs eternal:-)

24 Nov 2019 21:01:41
That brought a tear to my eye.

24 Nov 2019 21:45:22
:-) Welsh mate.

{Ed002's Note - That’s disgusting }

24 Nov 2019 22:43:51
Whys that Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - Truly bizarre symbology from a very specialised market.}

25 Nov 2019 07:59:14
Replace Chips with David Dein. Replace Emery with Pochettino, imagine him at a club that has won trophies!

21 Nov 2019 09:04:02
Ed’s have arsenal show any interest in braut Haaland, as it’s being reported he was at arsenals training ground being shown around.

{Ed002's Note - That would not be allowed. Perhaps his father had a wander around. He won't be joining Arsenal.}

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21 Nov 2019 12:17:21
Him and his dad by all accounts thanks ed.

{Ed002's Note - Expect Arsenal to be in very significant trouble in that case.}

21 Nov 2019 19:11:57
Who is saying this Welsh? Oh look :-)
Do you really think Arsenal football club would really leave themselves so exposed to blatant rule breaking?
Give the club some credit mate.
1 I doubt very much the club would do such a thing
2 If they were to i doubt very very much that they would be so useless at it that they would leave themselves so wide open and easy to expose.
Remember Raul and Jose having meals together discussing his replacing Emery a couple of weeks ago :-)
It's the usual rubbish from the usual suspects as per usual.

22 Nov 2019 08:50:39
Chill out gunner62 I’m only saying go back to bed and get out on the right side next time.

22 Nov 2019 09:36:13
I've tried that Welsh but there is a Wall next to the bed that prevents me from getting out on the right side mate :-) .
All I'm saying is don't believe everything you read but if you absolutely must think everything you read is true then you might want to stay away from the Sci fi and horror sections at the library or you won't be getting out any side of the bed because you will to scared to dare go to bed in the first place mate:-) .

24 Nov 2019 01:44:41
Paper talk, they even said that him and his father did the same with man u hahahah.

24 Nov 2019 12:22:38
62 has had a personality transplant, imposter springs to mind lol.

24 Nov 2019 14:40:31
I’m welshgunner there’s a welshgooner hear don’t get us mixed up lol.

24 Nov 2019 15:06:25
Oh I see, so you are the mean one lol.

20 Nov 2019 04:47:36
Eds. have arsenal shown interest in signing dennis zakaria? Read of a potential swap deal involving xhaka. any truth in all this?

{Ed002's Note - Denis Zakaria (CM) BM will sell in January but Spurs and Bayern Munich baulked at the €60M asking price and the player wants to wait until the simmer when options will be better.)
Other Clubs (Borussia Dortmund - as a Weigl replacement; Manchester United - but unless they get a decent coach; and Inter Milan who won't be able to commit to the price and want Matic instead) have been looking at him. If Arsenal are looking then it is recent and potentially expensive.

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21 Nov 2019 06:59:47
If, and that’s a big if, we are able to sell Xhaka for the £35m we paid, then perhaps we could add £15m to sign him.

24 Nov 2019 07:21:40
Won’t get £3.50 for Xhaka.

18 Nov 2019 15:50:26
Hi Eds,

what do you make of the Xhaka to Milan rumours? Also do the reports saying Torreira is unhappy with game time and his position have any truth behind them?

{Ed002's Note - He wants out and if Milan are suggested it is likely speculation or a loan. If leaving in January a loan would be most likely. Betancourt has made clear the player is unhappy with the coach and wants to look for opportunities in Italy.}

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19 Nov 2019 11:51:37
Xhaka is more than welcome to leave, Torreira however, is a useful player, and I would like to see him get a lengthy run in the team. I understand the frustration of sitting on the bench while Xhaka the elephant charges around aimlessly, but if he can't be persuaded to stay, it's better he goes. We will of course need capable replacements for both. I shan't hold my breath.

19 Nov 2019 23:02:48
If we lose Torreira and keep Emery it will be modern Arsenal in a nutshell. The man is our best midfielder and he can't get a game in a position we desperately need him to play in. Every man and his dog can see our midfield is horribly unbalanced and our defence is absurdly exposed.

I'm not the sack-the-manager type, never called for Wenger's head in all his years, but I can't stand the sight of Emery grimacing and sucking his teeth on the touchline while Torreira sits on the bench.

20 Nov 2019 02:37:33
Off Xhaka. Pochettino has done a fantastic job at spurs considering he’s spent just over 100 mil in the 5 years he’s been there and not giving him the season suns Spurs up. Ed. Footballs a crazy game and with Enrique who we were strongly linked with basically back with the Spain national team, would be be some Arsenal would be interested in if/ when Arsenal sack Emery?

20 Nov 2019 08:08:24
What other Spurs manager has ever finished top 4 in 4 consecutive seasons? I've been following football since 1972 and I don't think all they're other managers combined during that 47 seasons have achieved top 4 as many times as Poch did in 5 years.

{Ed001's Note - and which of them has been handed a net spend over the period which equals the league leaders? And has had as many seasons where most of the other competing teams have been struggling with problems? United and Arsenal, for example, had come to the end of long-term projects and are a mess. They only stat that matters, with regards to Poch, is he won f all and would not have won a thing if he had been there 50 years, even if his only competition was Leicester City. We seen how his teams fold under pressure. He got lucky to take over a team with potential in a weak Prem.}

20 Nov 2019 09:24:51
Arteta my 1st choice

21 Nov 2019 07:02:46
Was Pochettino a victim of being at the home of failure? Would he be successful at Arsenal, a club that has won trophies? Think Sol Campbell, made the switch and quickly won trophies.

15 Nov 2019 19:20:06
Extremely worrying times at the club:
Leno - Bayern interested
Bellerin - 2 Italian clubs interested
Mustafi - Club want to sell
Torreira - Unhappy and Italian interest
Xhaka - wants out? Club want to sell?
Ceballos - Loan ends at end of season
Ozil - club want to sell or loan
Aubameyang - Contract expires 2021

We should have taken the opportunity to change manager at the start of the International break.

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16 Nov 2019 00:02:49
Lampard came in and within weeks Hudson Od signed and said it took one chat. Emery is the opposite and is repealing players, however one hungry manager that the players can get behind could change so much. Today it seems the best managers are the ones the Players can get on with on a personal level.

16 Nov 2019 10:13:44
I think it's really important that players trust and respect what their manger does and how he does it.
Once the players stop believing they're manager knows what he's doing its virtually impossible to win them back over. I would imagine it's Just like any other place of work where players talk amount themselves and feed each others dissatisfaction and if allowed to go on to long before you know everyone is looking at their options and looking to get away, those with no chance of getting their wages matched elsewhere will be the most likely to sta but they will be staying for all the wrong reasons unfortunately.

16 Nov 2019 14:21:43
Ed, you said Emery wasn’t our first choice. Do you have any idea who our targets/ options may be if they’re forced to part ways with The tactical genius that is Emery.

{Ed002's Note - Obviously things have moved on since he was appointed and right now he is the coach. A couple of coaches will lose their jobs before him and maybe they will be in the thoughts. Right now it makes little point in discussing detail.}

16 Nov 2019 20:26:26

12 Nov 2019 19:21:00
Hello Ed002, wanted to ask if arsenal have a list of targets for January/ summer?

{Ed002's Note - They are continuing to consider the likes of Cole Bassett (CM) Bilel Hassaini (RW) and Aleksandr Sobolev (S) who makes little sense.}

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13 Nov 2019 11:12:42
I'm not sure what singing any new players would achieve as we stand.
Save whatever money might be available until the summer when the management situation will be sorted one way or the other.
Seems to me the more players we sign the worse we get since Sven left.

13 Nov 2019 16:00:42
Never hear of any of them.

10 Nov 2019 09:02:59
I'm not sure if Emery can't or won't change his ways but either way it's plainly obvious his ways his methods his tactics just aren't working at premier league level.
What would be the point in continuing with Emery few more games or weeks! What is going to suddenly start working that hasn't worked upto this point in time?
9 points over 26 games isn't impossible to make up but neither will it be a formality for a new manager either.

There are absolutely no guarantees that if we change managers things will suddenly come good but there is a genuine possibility they might under a different manager that simply doesn't exist under Emery.

We have a squad that has the quality in abundance we just need someone who can organise and motivate them into a cohesive team that functions to its full potential.
There is no logical reason to carry on with Emery, I've read people saying the club don't want to pay his compensation money and would rather let him see out his contact to save what a £3 millions pay off?

But that's just people being negative towards the board because I'm sure Josh and Co are more than capable of working out the financial loss of champions league football money v £3 million in compensation without the need to consult the world's greatest mathematic brains first.

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10 Nov 2019 13:24:20
As usual, nothing to disagree with from G62. I have little faith in the board to act decisively. They have a history of dithering and fiddling while the team burns on the pitch. As you said elsewhere, the only language they understand is empty terracing. I would rather listen to us lose on the radio, than freeze my arse off sitting at the Emirates.

I would love to be wrong, but those hoping for a sacking on Monday. I wouldn't hold my breath.

10 Nov 2019 15:08:24
Hi Urban mate I think you've got it bang on, vote with you bum if your not happy and spend your time doing something that does make you happy until the club team and manager give you reason to feel they are your best way of spending your time and money again.

10 Nov 2019 19:24:06
I just don’t know how emery is making Managing Arsenal look like a difficult job? This season I honestly couldn’t tell you what system we’re playing. Yes Wenger was dated, but you knew what you was getting. A team trying to play possession football until an opening presented itself. Against Leicester, we couldn’t even string 5 passes together. No one knew where each other are, we got strikers playing like wingers, playing so deep against a team that plays with 1 striker. Emery isn’t connected to his players and he’s not connected to the fans. Sack this tactical fraud, leave Freddie in charge til we can get a manager with a clear vision.

10 Nov 2019 19:43:08
It's true ice mate we have no identity no structure no Arsenal way of playing that the players can get they're heads around and become comfortable with and most importantly good at.
Every game a different starting 11 a different game plan a different formation what chance do our players have? And of course they are only human so are naturally becoming deflated and losing interest and motivation to simply indulge yet more nonsense.

11 Nov 2019 09:58:15
Icy, you are so right. It was embarrassing watching us play what amounted to a back five against a side with a lone striker. And Gunner, spot on about identity, we don't have one at all. We even had one under Graham, albeit based on grinding opponents down and a very flat back four with their hands up every five minutes. I watched Liverpool yesterday afternoon, and even with some (one) lucky breaks, they looked every bit the finished article where we look pedestrian. The worst of it is, our front three/ four are the measure of anything Liverpool have got. But the rest is disorganised, poorly deployed, and yes, lacking any kind of identity.

The papers (I know) are this morning reporting the boards confidence in Emery. If true, I'm not surprised. Of course, we don't want a trigger happy board, but one season, and a third of this one, is enough to know. It could be a long frustrating season.

11 Nov 2019 10:25:20
In a game that’s about numbers and statistics, I’d be curious to know which one Emery is impressing in, that’s keeping him in that seat.
Ed any inside news on what’s happening? I just can’t accept the board are content with him because under him, Speaking statistically, we won’t challenge top 4 and we don’t want to bank winning Europe when we can’t hold a clean sheet.

{Ed002's Note - It was a mistake brining him in and as I said he was far from first choice. The club has gambled financially on getting in to the top four come the end of the season, and that remains the primary target. It is difficult to see anything happening before the summer when I suspect there might well be a change.}

11 Nov 2019 10:54:47
The papers are all quoting Ormstein Urban mate so it's a highly credible that is the boards position.
I'm pinning my hopes on the board using Ormstein as a deflection tactic and going to surprise us all as they did when they let the papers run with the "we only had 40 million to spend" story all last summer then bosh! broke our transfer record :-) I know it's not a theory you'd want to put your house on being correct is it :-) ?
Like you said yesterday mate vote with your bum and if your not happy with what's being offered simply don't accept it and find a more enjoyable way of spending your time and money, 20,000 empty seats is an extremely difficult fans message to ignore for long.

12 Nov 2019 06:49:18
I'm with you 62 fingers crossed 🤞.


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