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Team: Arsenal

Where from: Lebanon

Favourite player: Ronaldo (brazilian)

Best team moment: Wining the double

Interests: Football and food

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05 Jul 2019 15:46:02
Can any of the eds kindly let me know if we listed Mustafi, micki and ozil on the sale list please.
Not sure if it has mentioned before but couldn’t find anything on the site.
Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - This is the list I provided:

Petr Cech (G) will retire and return to Chelsea in a senior role
David Ospina (G) Napoli will buy him
Emi Martinez (G) Arsenal may try to keep him

Carl Jenkinson (RB)
Stephan Lichtsteiner (RB) will leave after being released
Nacho Monreal (LB) time to go
Sead Kolasinac (LB)
Cohen Bramall (LB) will be released

Laurent Koscielny (CB) could leave
Shkodran Mustafi (CB)
Callum Chambers (CB/RB)

Mohamed Elneny (DM) will be tough to shift

Aaron Ramsey (CM) moving to Juventus
Denis Suarez (CM) Arsenal won't take up their option

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (RM) agent wants big money and has spoken to at least one Chinese side

Mesut Özil (AM) if a deal can be found - which will be tough - if he stays then there will be a significant impact on transfer plans

Danny Welbeck (S) will be released}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 16:08:34
Ed I saw reports that Monreal has signed a new deal, any idea if it is true?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know, sorry.}

2.) 05 Jul 2019 16:21:43
Thanks mate.

3.) 05 Jul 2019 16:52:29
Thanks for the update Ed.
Do you have any information on Arsenal offering players plus cash to Crystal Palace in the Zaha deal?


{Ed002's Note - No, Arsenal have put their negotiator in a ridiculous position with tehir proposal - it is no more than embarrassing.}

4.) 05 Jul 2019 20:23:39
Thanks Ed002 mate. Really appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

5.) 06 Jul 2019 10:33:20
So effectively we should be releasing between £650k up to a possible £1m in weekly wages, that’s without Özil being sold, surely that has a massive positive impact on th ffp and therefore our transfer money/ wage.

{Ed002's Note - I would forget the FFP.}



12 Jan 2019 14:57:50
Poor team play all around and I don’t see why all the fuss about Maintland-Niles, he is too shy, out midfield didn’t have that killer pass in them, xhaka whay you still in the team.
Oh well next week chelsea, who can’t look forward for such a match
Lets see how we respond yo yhis awful display.

1.) 12 Jan 2019 19:05:46
The 3 at the back is killing us. We're playing 3 centre backs and all of them don't want to tackle. I'm not in any way panicking but I don't think Emery's 2 year contract will be extended.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 02:30:41
Maitland-Niles is being played out of position. He's a central midfielder and has been promising when played there. By putting him at RWB we're just putting a square peg in a round hole. No idea why we are running with this odd 3-4-3 then somehow expecting Guendouzi and Xhaka to protect the back 3. Emery's tactics have baffled me recently.

{Ed0333's Note - his tactics are baffling it’s surprising because I think he’s a competent coach. Hopefully after a proper summer of purchases he can show what he’s made of. I’ll reserve judgement till then

3.) 14 Jan 2019 06:44:32
I agree Ed I loved emery at seville and was hoping he would be like that with us but so far it's like having a younger wenger.

{Ed0333's Note - there’s a dearth off managers out there that can take a club by the scruff of the neck and build a dynasty let alone win titles and honors. If indeed Emery is a dud it remains to be seen but the guy needs to be given time to recruit his own players and see what he’s capable off.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 22:55:50
I'd give him 3 seasons before I judge that should be enough time to change the structure and players of the team.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 04:12:57
Agree Ed0333, I mentioned at the beginning of the season I'd give him a year before asking any questions, but that frustration boiled over a bit the other day.

{Ed0333's Note - I understand mate but when did we become so friggin impatient? How do you expect Emery to succeed when he has someone else’s players on the whole. Maybe he is a lemon but maybe he’s the messiah ONLY time will tell fella.



03 Apr 2017 20:45:04
You can see how ozil performs when santi plays along side him.
I think what gives ozil away is his body language, which everyone is looking at. it is, I can't be bothered, but that might be just the way he shows his frustration.

Ozil is no messi or ronaldo but he certainly needs some quality around him to get the best out of him.

I hate picking on players but there's so much rubbish in our team we should be crying for them to leave. We will be so lucky if we keep Ozil and Sanchez.

1.) 04 Apr 2017 06:32:48
Did you see Ozils 1v1 with caballero, it was pathetic, even the commentator said it outright that ozil has good feet, but no heart.

2.) 04 Apr 2017 10:18:52
Now ok he made a mistake and he should have gone in and it wasn't one on one as you describing it, he is a class player and needs the right player around him to allow him play his game that's all I'm saying but if even the commentator said that he's got no heart than what the hell do I know about football.

3.) 04 Apr 2017 13:07:45
Yeh, but the commentator said.

4.) 04 Apr 2017 13:56:25
You've got to be really poor for a commentator to criticize someone live, that too about his attitude, but he did say what I felt, so did mourinho, n Gary neville.



01 Apr 2017 19:55:58
Looking at remaining fixtures for the top 6, we have the toughest one, and I'm going its the toughest because of our form at the moment.
I know most of us fans not looking forward for the game tomorrow but I feel it can be a turning point either to a good run or to the worst we could ever had.

Me personally have this gut feeling that we might turn up tomorrow but hay ho I had the same feeling when we played bayern. we got hammered both times. So I'm telling you my gut feeling is 90% wrong most of the times.

1.) 02 Apr 2017 20:52:51
Confidence is gone, Players don't look interested. We're the weakest of the top 6 teams unfortunately, the table doesn't lie. we won't get top 4 in my opinion and nor do we deserve to. Doesn't mean we don't support the club still.

2.) 02 Apr 2017 21:23:17
United have the toughest one by far mate. They have Chelsea, city, spurs, arsenal and Everton

We have spuds, united and Everton with two of those at home, united are away at spuds, us and city.

3.) 03 Apr 2017 10:59:22
Utd having the toughest run in isn't going to help us catch city and Liverpool, who have much easier fixtures, Liverpool don't have to play anyone in the top 7, city have a reasonably similar run in, but already have a 7 point lead and our form of one win in 6 doesn't fill me with confidence we can string a run together.

4.) 05 Apr 2017 13:23:37
I guess I haven't checked man utd.

5.) 06 Apr 2017 06:21:32
We're crap against everyone outside of the top 7 though 😂.



16 Jun 2016 20:47:52
So bbc claim Vardy is an arsenal player. How true is that?

1.) 16 Jun 2016 21:20:49
Where are they claiming that, moe!?

2.) 16 Jun 2016 21:33:02
The bbc live game blog (England-wales1. arsenals Jamie Vardy right foot etc . )
What that does mean? Lol.

3.) 16 Jun 2016 21:53:58
It was a mistake, when Vardy scored the BBC reported Arsenals Jamie Vardy had scored for England.




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02 Sep 2019 10:36:12
There are positives showing in the team and I like the spirit of the team but we have individual players that are costing us week in week out, and unless that’s been addressed I’m afraid we will not be moving much forward.

I will support emery for the good and bad but just and only JUST when he stop playing xhaka in the team. I mean who makes that kind challenge in the box.

1.) 02 Sep 2019 12:22:51
I think the whole team would benefit from Emery making his mind up about his best 11 and choosing a plan A and plan B.
All the chopping and changing may give Emery a sense of control over events in games but ultimately he has to trust his players to go out and win games.
Players need understanding of each other and what they are doing in order to be able to develop partnerships and forge a strong identity as a team.
Yes both Liverpool and City are adaptable but equally they both have a preferred patten that every player knows understands and buys into.
I genuinely think Emery trys way to hard and confuses his own team in his attempts to outsmart his opponents.
Know your best 11
Know you best formation
Learn to trust and let go.

2.) 02 Sep 2019 13:05:18
Xhaka can't tackle can’t defend can’t track players back, gives the ball away in dangerous areas but he can shoot I give him that. how is he captain.

3.) 02 Sep 2019 13:38:54
How are Wilock and Cellabos sat on the bench watching him?

4.) 02 Sep 2019 18:11:07
62 mate I agree with you but I feel the team will benefit from dropping xhaka, him in particular is holding the team back, not Luiz and Sokratis. Every player will make a mistake they are human after all but of you are a donkey (xhaka) and hell knows why he’s kept his spot in the team you will always be a liability to the team. As I said unless xhaka is dropped to the under 23 team we will always lose because of mistakes like that stupid tackle in the box.
I think I’m going to have to hire an assassin lol.

5.) 02 Sep 2019 19:10:22
I've always felt we play with 9 men when Xhaka plays Moe we are down to 10 because he does little to help and then down to 9 because someone has to cover him waiting to try and make up for his mistakes.
I think the Xhaka situation highlights part of Emerys problems, like Arsene he sees admitting he's got it wrong to himself and others as a weakness so trys to make his decisions right by repeating them over and over in the vain hope reality will change and the world see them as a genius after all.
Most people just accept they got something wrong learn move on but some people Just can't do that so persists at all costs.
Xhaka is huge problem for Emery to overcome on a personal level and will probably end up costing him his job but Xhaka is not the only problem in his managerial make up.

6.) 02 Sep 2019 20:47:45
I reckon Xhaka must have seen the boss doing something he shouldn’t have been doing, that’s the only reason I can think he’s in the team let alone captain 😂.

7.) 02 Sep 2019 21:52:08
Funny enough 337 I used to think the same thing when Arsene kept playing him :-) , then when Emery did the same thing I came to the conclusion he must have a clause in his contract that stated he must start every game when physically fit, built apparently not so we must have found the only two managers in football who think he's far to invaluable to leave out.

8.) 02 Sep 2019 23:05:50
Xhaka must have a private photographer following his managers to catch something on then and blackmail them by playing wee in week out.
Doesn’t Emery uses video footages to analyse the players and the game?



08 Aug 2019 20:12:11
Where are you Wesley.

1.) 08 Aug 2019 20:29:50
Waiting for January moe.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 20:50:06
David luiz looks ooold.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 21:56:25
To be fair Wes they say the camera adds 5 years to everyone mate, why they've got 45 cameras on Luis at once I've no idea though :-)



08 Aug 2019 17:33:04
As the transfer window shut, I didn’t see any where to confirm D. Luis transfer is a done deal. what's the story behind it?
Another thing I know KT is injured now but what are looking for a ling term player which is a great business imo.
Welcome to the arsenal KT.

{Ed047's Note - it’s not apparently a done deal yet, a deal sheet has supposedly been submitted which gives the club until 7pm to finalise it.

1.) 08 Aug 2019 17:41:43
Thanks ed mate, hopefully it will go through as we are in need for a CB.
Oh here is one for sharpy, stats suggest that mustafi is better than Luis 😝
Maybe he is not the greatest but I think Luis has enough PL experience which can be useful to the team.

{Ed047's Note - now you’ve started sharpy off!

2.) 08 Aug 2019 17:48:22
Ed mate, I actually enjoyed reading the thread about the stats the other day, you can feel it works him out a little ( only joking sharpy mate)

{Ed047's Note - I did too mate, I went on to banter 2 to see how it ended!😂

3.) 08 Aug 2019 19:00:30
I don't need stats to tell me that Mustafi is a donkey and if we get Luis, we'll have a pair to pull the bloody cart.



06 Aug 2019 17:00:38
Just read that mustafi has a better statistics than Maguire 🤷‍♂️.

{Ed047's Note - 😂😂

1.) 06 Aug 2019 17:20:42
That's statistics for you Moe!
Did you know according to stats it's impossible for a Bumble Bee to fly?
Apparently it's wing span ratio is far to small to support it's body weight in order to make flying possible, shush don't tell the Bee :-)

2.) 06 Aug 2019 18:35:43
Have to say very concerned about our defensive cover could be a very high scoring season for and against.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 19:50:40
If you want to get a result against anyone the first thing you have to work out is how to stop your oppents from scoring guaranteeing you a point, second comes how to create chances to have a real opportunity to get all 3 points.
With Arsenal if you crack the first part the second part will always take care of itself giving you virtually every bit as much chance of 3 points as 1.
The first top 6 side in 8 years to concede more chances than we created last season tells it's own story.

Beating United and Chelsea into the top 4 won't be decided in the head to head results it will come down to who doesn't get turned over by Leicester Wolves Palace etc as often as the others do.

4.) 06 Aug 2019 20:17:08
G62, I've seen you diss statistics on a few occasions now and I feel you are being entirely unfair to what is essentially a very viable method of getting results from large amounts of data.

Statistics aren't perfect but when collected and analysed correctly they provide feasible representations of the overall data being studied.

Most of the stats thrown around here are poor representations of data collection, and ultimately analysis. Firstly, they don't include near enough of a sample size and secondly it is usually put together by journos who haven't got a clue and just bandy the word statistics about.

I find it hard to believe that it was stats that decided bumble bees can't fly. This has more to do with mechanics and science and little or nothing to do with stats. A cursory browse after you mentioned it seems to suggest that bees flying is a phenomena that had baffled scientists until as recently as 2006 (they've apparently figured it out now) .

5.) 06 Aug 2019 20:56:04
Fair comment on the Bee thing Sharpie:-) I know you are a big fan of stats so in fairness it's not so much the stats that are the problem but how people manipulate them to totally distort reality, such as Mustafi and Maguire Moe posted about.
Did you know a couple of years ago it was proven ny science that eating bacon doubles your chances of some diseases?
Non bacon eaters have 1 in 199 chance of these diseases while those who eat bacon have 1 on 198 chance making them statistically twice as likely to suffer, pretty misleading but bacon sales dropped dramatically for a while on the back of it.
It's all about how honestly and totally open the stats are presented.

{Ed047's Note - get you two having a grown up conversation. 😉

6.) 06 Aug 2019 21:01:36
We can all do grown up pfffft

Did you you know that statistics suggest that 8 out of 10 statistics could statistically be inaccurate 😂.

{Ed047's Note - wow, who knew, every days a school day! 😂

7.) 06 Aug 2019 21:09:33
Hahaha ed047, you should try it sometime mate.

{Ed047's Note - it’s just not for me mate, tried it once, it didn’t go well. 🤪

8.) 06 Aug 2019 21:38:17
Now I am no maths genius G62, but a 1 in 198 chance versus a 1 in 199 chance is in no way anywhere near double, and I can’t believe any news agency would use that statistic, and more importantly unless bacon was able to pull out a weapon and attacked, no statistic would prevent me from partaking in a bacon sarnie, with a splash of brown sauce for good measure.

9.) 06 Aug 2019 21:35:14
Yeah but he started it Ed047 :-)

{Ed047's Note - that’s no excuse mate. 😂

10.) 06 Aug 2019 22:10:39
Twice as much chance I should have put Epping mate :-) , as a bacon sarnie fan myself I instantly thought wow 50% more chance until they showed you the the actual figures in context.

In a genuine survey of 100 genuine dentist 80% of the dentists recommended using a certain famous brand of tooth paste.
The bit they didn't mention was the question they were all asked was would you recommend using this particular brand or Just brushing with water alone! meaning 20 of the 100 dentists asked would rather use nothing than that brand ;-)

11.) 06 Aug 2019 22:40:46
A stopped watch can statistically be correct more times in a day than a quality Rolex.

The average family size is 4.5 but clearly .5 of a person doesn’t exist.

Stats are brilliant to prove a point and the same stats presented with different assumptions to disprove the same argument

The above stats mean nothing as I don’t like either defender and both way over priced.

12.) 06 Aug 2019 22:47:42
G62, I wouldn't say I "like" statistics but I know they have a place and a purpose when used properly. I'll give you a couple of examples.

Before I came to the UK, I worked at a bank in the credit card fraud department. This was back in the day when using electronic point of sales machines was in its's infancy and most merchants still used those manual flatbed machines that took a print of your card using carbon copy paper and authorisations required a call to the bank. I wrote a program that told us at what time of day fraud was most likely based on hundreds of thousands of data points so we could staff the credit card auth department more efficiently. We reduced fraud by close to 25% using this model alone. Statistics helped.

When I came to the UK, and before off-the-shelf multivariate a/ b testing was mainstream, I was coding systems that used statistics so we could determine what colours buy buttons drove more sales. What text drove more sales. What graphics drove more sales on an online sales page. Again, we used huge data points. And again, statistics helped, as proven by increased sales.

Judging Maguire against Mustafi using statistics taken from 1 or 2 seasons, basically 50 to 60 games, is pointless. The sample size is way too small to be of any real use.

13.) 06 Aug 2019 23:29:49
Sharpey, put the bong down lol 😁.

14.) 06 Aug 2019 23:55:56
Wow Sharpey! Are you saying that Mustafi is more likely to commit credit card fraud than maguire?
Or that both of them are more likely to commit it after lunchtime?

15.) 07 Aug 2019 06:52:31
Clockie, still hemp paper for me mate. I'm phallic shape averse.

337, that's not what I'm saying at all. You failed to consider match times and more especially Mustafi's tracking back. That bloke would only steal your credit card when you're asleep so he didn't have to run away with it. Statistics!

16.) 07 Aug 2019 09:45:49
Sharpy mate in this case (stats) would you rate mustafi more than maguire?
Mustafi had more blocks, more tackles, won more tackles, more, more head clearance, more aerial battle won and both conceded the same amount of goals.
I think they forgot to mention mustafi made more mistakes that lead to goals than maguire wholes career lol.

17.) 07 Aug 2019 09:49:05
Your right of course Sharpie stats can be a very useful and a good tool, but like most tools they are very easily misused especially in the hands of those who seek to disguise fiction as fact.

I really like interesting facts and revealing statistics as they are an excellent way of learning and understanding people and life, I really really don't like being deliberately lied to and mislead about people and life by those who use stats to paint a false picture in order to influence others into seeing things their way, so much hatred and trouble in the world is caused by religions political parties and others by deliberately presenting false information as fact in order to gain power and influence over others.

I try to think:
1 who is presenting the information?

2 what's their agenda and what's in it for them if I believe what they tell me?

3 most importantly what is my own experience does it back up their claims?

Like everything else mate stats can be both good and bad depending on who's hands they are in and what their motives are.

18.) 07 Aug 2019 11:04:53
Moe, I think the 80 million fee for Maguire is insane. He's never looked worth that sum whenever I've watched him, but then again I'm not in the business of assessing the worth of footballers. You mention Mustafi's mistakes leading to goals and over the entire course of this pre-season we have heard how very little defensive coaching we do at Arsenal. So with everything being equal, it's possible that Mustafi "could" be a better defender than Maguire if he were given the proper coaching to correct his mistakes.

G62, my least favourite topics are politics and religion. If politics were more about people than self preservation, it would make sense. If religion was more about teaching people to live harmoniously rather than a tool to incite, it would make more sense. Most things in our world have a place when used properly. Statistics stop being statistics as soon as someone skews it to satisfy their own agenda. Then it's just random numbers and far removed from the actual science of something that is in fact quite useful.

P. S: I am statistically not high as I type this particular message.

19.) 07 Aug 2019 11:29:16
Absolutely Sharpie, motive is key and if someone's motives are honest good then I respect what they say regardless if I agree with it or not.

20.) 07 Aug 2019 12:21:15
Now, that's entertainment!

21.) 07 Aug 2019 15:36:04
Statistically one of the Jams biggest hits Davey :-)



25 Jul 2019 22:22:11
Imo whatever the situation with kos we will not add anyone to our defence, at most we will get the LB from celtic.
So we are stuck with bloody Mustafi.

1.) 25 Jul 2019 22:45:50
Or Chambers or young Greek lad every one was nuts about 2 seasons back.
None of us know what will or won't happen but we won't have to wait to much longer to find out mate.

2.) 25 Jul 2019 22:50:02
We do need a cb. But if not it doesn't mean we will be stuck with mustafi. We have Chambers holding Greek lad I can't be bothered to Google the spelling and sokratis. Mustafi could well be 4th choice. I do however feel Gary cahill would be a good shout on a year contract.

3.) 25 Jul 2019 23:34:28
Cahill is a no brainer for us in our position 16 mate, we've got to wait a year for the young lad from France to get here and Cahill is certainly no worse than what we have
As for Holding he did well before he got injured but he's a long way from a premier league top CB yet, I think we still have to be careful about pinning all our hopes on a young player who looked decent in a poor outfit for a short period last season.
Not being negative about Holding but just trying to be realistic and honest about things.

4.) 26 Jul 2019 00:48:51
I agree about Cahill, PL experience and a free agent too. Yes we have chambers and the young greek lad and Sokratis as well as monreal to be a pack up CB, not that I want to but its what it looks like. Holding has improved massively mate and did too well but we only saw him in the back five defence not sure how ge will do when we play with 4 at the back, but next to Sokratis he will be fine as long as our full back do their job at the back also if Emery get his back 4 well organised.
As you said 62 mate not long now.

5.) 26 Jul 2019 09:53:25
Oh yeah I totally agree with your point on holding. We really do need a cb. Holding isn't anywhere near a top cb and who knows if he can make it that far but regardless of rather see him in the line up than mustafi. I'd even happily give medley a game instead of mustafi.

6.) 26 Jul 2019 10:22:18
I'm with that too 16 mate, there is nothing to lose by trying new things and of course different players.
Personally I still don't think Dicks philosophy gives any defence a chance as he like Arsene isn't a fan of the art of defending.
Both seem to afford the defence little time on the training ground or in their minds.




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09 Aug 2019 16:09:58
DG if I were you I would disappear for a while at least until late December lol. Just kidding dude.



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08 Aug 2019 18:55:00
They are testing my patience to the maximum mate.



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07 Aug 2019 13:53:30
I hope you are right malaga, I like to be surprised.



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07 Aug 2019 02:17:44
Usually or always the sun is one awful newspaper to hear from.



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07 Aug 2019 02:16:09
Come on guys, what do you know about football comparing to “A”RG. He’s never wrong and he doesn’t take no for an answer. When RG talks you just listen.




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16 Sep 2019 21:01:07
Our tactics are so obvious to our opponents these days. Just press arsenal and they will make mistakes so they will get a chance. I mean when we are pressed just boot the bloody ball up the field 1-2-3 4 times then start it from the back, confuse the opponent a little instead of playing with open arms. The whole tactics don’t make sense.



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15 Sep 2019 20:27:50
Mate, we got lucky with a draw today.



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13 Sep 2019 19:31:47
You can use beinmatch or go4kora they both stream from bein sports but unfortunately for you it has arabic commentators which is great for me as those commentators they make the game very lively.



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07 Sep 2019 11:16:57
I would rather Xhaka fall behind and not track back if he’s going to make stupid tackles in the box. This guy is a total joke and one brilliant pass during the match will not satisfy his awfulness all around. I just can’t believe there are fans still defending him.



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02 Sep 2019 23:05:50
Xhaka must have a private photographer following his managers to catch something on then and blackmail them by playing wee in week out.
Doesn’t Emery uses video footages to analyse the players and the game?