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30 Aug 2021 09:52:54
With 1 day to go in the transfer what is everyone's thoughts on our business?
I was expecting:
CM- Sambi looks like he has potential but we should have offloaded Xhaka and brought someone like Bissouma in as well.
RB- Bellerin obviously wants out, and Cedric is not good enough. I'm hoping something happens in the next 24hrs.
Target man- teams have realised that if they force us into wide positions there is absolutely no threat. We should have pushed for Abraham here.
GK- happy with Ramsdale. I think he'll become No.1 over the course of the season.
I still don't get the Ben White transfer. He could end being great for us but did we need him and could £50m have been spent better elsewhere?

Glenn Helder

1.) 30 Aug 2021 10:24:21
Disappointed in the window - we’ve invested a lot of money and not really improved the starting 11

Concerned about White getting bullied, Goslie not being good playing from the back and not impressed with us not addressing RB, creativity and goal threat. Biggest concern is leadership on the pitch and playing at a slow pace.

It’s sad thinking about it.

I’d be happy with White in a back 3 with Saliba and Holding.

I think if we can get the ball forward faster - pea will score goals especially if he has the freedom to drift from centre to inside left but never on left as he’s a useless winger

I’d be happy if we signed a CM and a RB as we really need those spots.

Here’s a suggestion - 3 at back with AMN and Tierney as Wingbacks.

Partey plus 1 in CM

Pepe PEA Saka

Against weaker teams I’d play ESR or Ode with Partey and stronger teams I’d play Partey and a beast

I’m only suggesting 3 at the back because I’m concerned about White which is crazy as we would then be reducing our attacking players to add 1 at the back because of a signing we didn’t really need especially with Saliba staring on loan.

2.) 30 Aug 2021 10:26:18
We really need another rb and cf. I doubt we will get either to be honest. Another cm would be a bonus.

Don't get the whole did we need Ben white to be honest. Only time will tell if we over spent but as for the other cbs we have aside from gabriel they are all useless.

{Ed014's Note - apart from Saliba of course

3.) 30 Aug 2021 10:37:19
We probably did need a new CB, D16 but I think in a future window. I would have prefered £50m spent on an experienced CM.

4.) 30 Aug 2021 11:52:01
Of course Ed apart from saliba. I. Find it odd as he is young fair enough if he isn't ready then loan him out. But to think he can't be ready with some of the crap we have is laughable.

{Ed014's Note - I’d put money on it he’s 100% ready and it’s just Arteta being an utter arse.

5.) 30 Aug 2021 12:04:47
It seems Arteta only wants players he gets on with which is a terrible trait for a manager in any type of business.

{Ed014's Note - well he’s a terrible manager so guess they go hand in hand Glenn 🤣

6.) 30 Aug 2021 12:57:26
I wonder if arteta left, would saliba be in the team with a new manager.

{Ed014's Note - without a shadow of doubt that would be yes!

7.) 30 Aug 2021 13:35:49
Would we need to wait for his loan to end or the Winter window to bring Saliba back?

{Ed002's Note - When his loan is over but it is doubtful he would want to come back as things stand.}

8.) 30 Aug 2021 13:56:10
Apparently Spurs have an agreement with Barcelona for Emerson Royal. Probably the player would should have got as RB. What a joke.

9.) 30 Aug 2021 16:01:21
I guess we really don't know what it seems so bad for us. Is it majorly a lack of European football that affects the players we can bring, is it the players we have bought so underwhelming or just the way we conduct business in seeking to buy players? I can see we were determined to spend big money on two players and got the deals done eventually but was that because of lack of competition for those players?

The Ben White deal may later prove to be a good one, but in this moment it is not because of his lack of experience in the EPL. I can see us buying another defender in about 2 seasons from from, especially if Saliba doesn't return unless someone breaks through from the youth team. Holding is capable but just doesn't have the finest and Mari I can't believe is that bad for is experience. Is he lacking confidence or what?

Ramsdale purchase is similar not a good one in this moment unless Leno leaves this window, which is clearly not happening. Even if he becomes number 1 this season it's too much money concentrated in the squad.

Sorry Ed14 it just never looked realistic for Bissouma happening with Partey a mainstay in the team and Sambi Lokonga coming in. I think that would have been three players with basically the same profile. Torriera is different and should have stayed for the difficult games to break up games with less chance of being carded.

Honestly, I worry for us having ESR and Odegaard as our creative mid. They are not top four and doesn't even feel like top 6 in the present moment when we want break back into that group.

The frightening thing is I even worry more about our strikers. We couldn't score goals in pre-season and expect to score goals in the league. It's such a sticky situation because we see PEA as a better goalscorer that Laca and he may score. However, the team score more goals with Laca. How do you bench your captain, apparently best striker and highest earner and make it work?

10.) 30 Aug 2021 17:42:56
My biggest concern is Saliba. Ed has repeatedly said he has no future with us.

As for the window, I see the club lowering the wage bill, investing in the future. I am pleased with some signings, verdict's yet to come on a few more. There is a direction, but it is difficult to stomach.



02 Dec 2019 07:45:29
Any chance we can end Saliba's loan early and get him in January?

Glenn Helder

{Ed002's Note - No, that is not possible.}

1.) 02 Dec 2019 10:34:03
And is Holding's absence from the recent squad due to lack of match fitness?

{Ed047's Note - he’s not listed as injured and is always in the training photos so they’re not liking what they see I guess.

2.) 02 Dec 2019 12:49:45
Can you imagine how bad he must look to not get ahead of Luiz or mustafi, let alone not make the bench!

{Ed047's Note - no Eden I can’t mate because he isn’t that bad

3.) 02 Dec 2019 12:49:45
Can you imagine how bad he must look to not get ahead of Luiz or mustafi, let alone not make the bench!

{Ed047's Note - no Eden I can’t mate because he isn’t that bad

4.) 02 Dec 2019 13:05:05
Ed any truth in the rumours linking aubamayang to Madrid? Reports saying 70mil + Rodriguez.

{Ed002's Note - There is zero chance of an offer like that. Arsenal will sell if Aubameyangadingdong fails to sign a new contract. There will be takers but right now they need to sort out the medium term and persuade him to sign.}

5.) 02 Dec 2019 18:13:56
Holding looks good in a back 3 but struggles Just like the rest in flat back 4.
Overall it doesn't seem to make any difference flat back 4 or 3 at the back, Xhaka in or out nothing seems to change no matter who or what formation we play.
Something is somewhere is amiss and we need to firstly find out what it is then do whatever it takes to sort it out.

6.) 03 Dec 2019 00:46:49
From what I've seen this season g62 it's three things. First, we get caught upfield too often and our defenders/ midfielders are terrible at tracking back or following their man. Of our midfielders, I have only seen Torreira do this consistently. Second, when we do manage to mark an attacker, our defenders curiously stand off him and allow the shot. See Pukki's goal for a prime example. This is a common habit of Mustafi and Luiz and to a lesser extent Chambers. Third, when we are defending and pressing, we don't cover for each other in the press so as soon as the opposing team breaks it, they have a huge chasm to stride into unimpeded before they reach the back 4. This is the main reason we concede so many shots. Watch Guendouzi and Xhaka for this and you will see how quickly our midfield gets bypassed.

7.) 03 Dec 2019 08:21:57
Excellent post wire mate and for me it's these things we should be concentrating on rather than play musical chairs with playing staff constantly. Work work work on what's wrong then in the summer evaluate who is and isn't capable of change and improvement.




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11 Oct 2021 22:48:06
ESR scoring for the England U21s is the 8th Arsenal player to score during this international break.

The most during any international break by players from one club in the history of World Football.

Glenn Helder

1.) 12 Oct 2021 02:15:53
What a croc.



17 Sep 2021 21:03:19
Martenelli and Saka both nominated for the Golden Boy 2021 Award.

Also Saliba is but we decided it would be better to have Mari in our squad ?.

Glenn Helder

1.) 17 Sep 2021 21:47:57
It happens Glen!

But only at Arsenal ???.



04 Sep 2021 12:27:49
Just watched Edu's interview on Sky Sports. It's a tough watch.
Some things makes sense- building a foundation of young players but he also mentions Xhaka being a starting CM which meant we didn't need another one, and also that we have a balance of senior players and youth which I don't think we do.
Disappointed he wasn't asked about some of the players sent out on loan such as Saliba.

Glenn Helder



31 Aug 2021 18:27:38
So our CM's for the season will be Xhaka, Partey, Elneny and Lokonga.
Chelsea already have a Champions League winning midfield and add Saul to it.
God help us.

Glenn Helder

1.) 31 Aug 2021 19:01:52
I'd like to see Patino and AMN added to that list of options tbh.

2.) 31 Aug 2021 19:08:08
Still doesn't make great reading with them added.



29 Aug 2021 12:09:28
Best thing about Xhaka's red card is that he can't play for us for 3 games. Honestly why is he still at the club and manage to get a new contract?! we should have snapped Roma's hand off regardless of the bid they made!
Hopefully Lokonga will get some good game time and Xhaka will be benched for a long time.

Glenn Helder

{Ed014's Note - please god let that be true! I still haven’t seen anything official to say he’s signed!

1.) 29 Aug 2021 12:14:38
Really Ed? I thought the owners announced his contract extension by accident in the matchday programme last week?

{Ed014's Note - not heard that mate and there has been nothing in the press or on the club website which is why have everything crossed it’s not happened.

Perfect time to flog him now, just get rid! He’s killing us over and over again.

2.) 29 Aug 2021 12:18:01
Also Saliba is showing he's probably one of the bests CB's in the French league but we're playing Kolasinic in that position! Also Guendouzi scored this week and seems to be doing really well at Marsaille.

3.) 29 Aug 2021 12:21:01
God I hope that's true Ed! Get rid of him and bring in Bissouma if possible.

{Ed002's Note - Xhaka signed a new contract last Monday.}

4.) 29 Aug 2021 12:25:41
God damn it.

5.) 29 Aug 2021 12:29:38
Yep and once his suspension is over he will be straight back in regardless of how anyone else has played.

6.) 29 Aug 2021 12:33:29
During the summer Xhaka told everyone including his team mates and Arteta that he is always good although his team mates don't always reach his level of excellence.

Sounds like a brilliant bloke to have around even though his performances have never matched his own delusions of himself.

7.) 29 Aug 2021 12:50:22
I seriously don't see what arsenal sees in him, he has nothing special in fact nothing just ok in him. He's a waste of space. I'm actually glad he's out for 3 games.
And the renewal is beyond unreal from the club.




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02 Sep 2021 19:47:28
Sounds like the perfect transfer for our banter recruitment team!

Glenn Helder

{Ed014's Note - first Chelsea cast offs and now Spurs! 🤦‍♂️😂



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31 Aug 2021 13:55:25
Planning for life in the Championship.

Glenn Helder



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31 Aug 2021 11:58:58
Why do they no longer need a Bellerin replacement, Ed? Looks like he's off to Betis on loan.

Glenn Helder

{Ed002's Note - Ainsley Maitland-Niles will provide cover.}



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30 Aug 2021 13:56:10
Apparently Spurs have an agreement with Barcelona for Emerson Royal. Probably the player would should have got as RB. What a joke.

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30 Aug 2021 12:04:47
It seems Arteta only wants players he gets on with which is a terrible trait for a manager in any type of business.

Glenn Helder

{Ed014's Note - well he’s a terrible manager so guess they go hand in hand Glenn 🤣




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15 Sep 2021 10:00:38
Very good G62 ?.

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11 Sep 2021 14:24:05
Glad we didn't buy Emerson Royal at RB. Palace tormented him all game.

Glenn Helder



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10 Sep 2021 12:48:52
That's his and Edu's fault for not bringing in cover in the position. Everyone knew it was needed.

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10 Sep 2021 12:03:26
If we lose against Norwich I think that might be it for him. We've got nearly every player available for selection so there's no excuse for a loss.

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01 Sep 2021 13:00:08
Sorry I mentioned him 😂
It's going to be interesting in January when Partey and Elneny go to the African Cup.
We really should've brought someone in in that position.

Glenn Helder

{Ed014's Note - so should be 😂😂