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05 Oct 2020 19:10:57
Partey isn’t done yet - I’d be amazed if we were to get him.


1.) 14 Oct 2020 10:09:55
Are you not amazed?!?!



05 Oct 2020 10:38:57
Guendozy and Torriera gone then, does this mean a midfielder coming in?


{Ed002's Note - There is a chance. Arsenal enquired after Maxime Lopez (but were told he is heading elsewhere) and Morgan Sanson (but wanted a loan exchange with Guendouzi and/or Saliba) and Marseille would not consider that unless there was an obligation to buy and Thauvin was sold. Arsenal have asked again about Amadou Diawara but I am not sure that there is sufficient time to do anything. Later it may become clearer.}

1.) 05 Oct 2020 11:55:01
Ed that’s great info to have at hand with things changing so quickly.
Greatly appreciated I hope you have the time to respond when available throughout the day and keep us informed. ✌️.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 13:21:39
Great insight. Thanks Ed. Still shambolic but I’d be happy with Diawara.




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27 Oct 2020 07:58:09
I’m not really bothered about boring - let’s win it becomes a habit but I’m afraid you need to score goals and we haven’t set up right to achieve that, we all know the issues but I want to win first.


1.) 27 Oct 2020 08:38:48
If we are boring and winning people will accept it, boring and losing? No one's going to be happy with that.

2.) 27 Oct 2020 09:05:47
Exactly that 62, that’s why I just don’t get the PEA thing . UNLESS he wants to play there and has insisted?

3.) 27 Oct 2020 10:50:53
No one understands it Banbury mate, like you say the only thing that makes sense is its where he wishes to play. He was in a very strong position in the summer so I'm sure he would have confronted the issue if he was unhappy with it.
Personally I couldn't care less if Pea plays in goal and Leno plays DM as long as it works and produces good performances and results but obviously niether of those things are happening with what Mikels doing so it's his problem to sort, if he's capable and if he isn't? Taxi for Mr Arteta please.

4.) 27 Oct 2020 13:14:00
Not sure Arteta gets it - “[Despite] how dominant we were, we lacked creativity in the final third and use a little bit, the spaces better to be little bit more dangerous towards the goal. ”

Who could have helped Boss. Guess he’s dropped for football reasons but we need him for footballing reasons 😂 😂 😂

Make your mind up

We lost the goal because we were tired. You’re right, it’s been a long season so far and because of the stern EL challenges we weren’t able to play our youth. you’ve made your bed boss.

5.) 27 Oct 2020 13:53:56
I think auba is wasted out wide as he has to do more defending then attacking the way MA set up the team. And if MA playing to use Laca as linking point then he failing.

6.) 27 Oct 2020 16:41:02
Read this earlier - not pretty reading for a team that once showed the world how to play football. Now we can barely muster a shot on target.

Arsenal have averaged 8.8 shots per game in the English top-flight this season, only Newcastle (8.2) , West Brom (8.2) , and Crystal Palace (7.7) have averaged less.

Their eight goals is the joint-12th most – half the 16 goals of fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur – and only five teams have scored less.

These are the early stages of the season and it should be remembered the Gunners have played Liverpool and Manchester City.

However, they only managed six shots against Sheffield United and West Ham, meaning the bulk of the attempts came against City (11) , Fulham (13) , and Leicester (12) .
So, Arteta’s argument his players’ fatigue was behind their lack of creation was perhaps a little disingenuous, it’s been a problem in several games this season.

Xxx we need the press to start asking the boss proper questions pre and post game.

Why are you playing your top scorer out of position
Why do you constantly tinker your starting 11 yet seem incapable of adjusting your plan
If a coach earns his money at half time - what do you do in the break
Why do you still pxss around with the ball at the back
Why do you play the slowest version of counter attack football when you have so much pace up front

Come on press - ask some decent questions and put pressure on the guy.

7.) 27 Oct 2020 17:16:14
V good post SY, good points made

Don’t let Mal read it lol.

8.) 27 Oct 2020 19:18:31
6 premier league games this season, which of those games were an enjoyable watch?
We beat Fulham Sheffield United and West Ham but didn't anyone feel really buzzed by any of these games?

{Ed047's Note - absolutely none! we’re a painful watch that is for sure.

The Leicester game the worst of the lot. Pitiful

9.) 27 Oct 2020 21:11:19
excellent post SY4.very fine points that are worthy of discussion especially about the press bit. I do feel like they do not ask the relevant questions, there are more concerned about generating clicks. I, for example, would like to see a journalist ask tough questions to Mikel. So far he is having an easy ride but he can talk well, I'll give him that.

10.) 27 Oct 2020 21:36:02
The problem is the managers would simply dodge interviews with the Paxman or Andrew Marrs type questioners we all want to see, they prefer the chat show type questioners that allow then to promote themselves.



25 Oct 2020 22:07:51
20 goals in 267 games that’s what GX and TP have contributed, Xhaka has to make way I’m afraid and we have to look at the midfield, it’s so bloody obvious. Some bizarre decisions going on at the club currently.


1.) 25 Oct 2020 22:25:50
we have noone to link attack and defence. i always felt that Aouar was a more necessary siging than partey and today is one of the reasosn why.

2.) 25 Oct 2020 22:32:17
It's a mess and it explains why we weren't spoilt for choice in replacing Emery.
We are like Newcastle no manager with options wants to work under those running clubs like Newcastle and Arsenal.

3.) 25 Oct 2020 22:33:50
Partey is a step in the right direction but yes we need to replace granit and mesut (or PLAY him - I assume he can't play before Jan? ) .
Although to be fair we did score goals with this midfield before arteta arrived, so I start to look at him suspiciously.

Lava never set the league alight, but he seems to be more anonymous with every game.



25 Oct 2020 21:17:23
Well I can’t see us being in the top 6 I’m afraid - Southampton, Leeds and West Ham all performing better than us . MA has some serious work to do . My hopes have gone already what a blinkered twit I was.


1.) 25 Oct 2020 21:23:51
I guess we have to hope once Partey and Gabriel settle in completely it will really will make all the difference we hoped they would. We need Martinelli back asap because if Auba isn't firing we've nothing else to offer right now.

{Ed047's Note - Auba down the middle and Lacazette playing keepy uppies with Ozil somewhere else completely.

2.) 25 Oct 2020 21:28:12
Yes very true, there is absolutely nothing, surely PEA can see that?

3.) 25 Oct 2020 21:31:32
PEA can’t play out wide. He’s useless out there and offers nothing. Then we have a Laca offering nothing down the middle. We have a great offensive selection - the boss just needs to set them up right.

Then - midfield. it’s his midfield. He backed Granit and wanted Dani. I wouldn’t have either. Boss made his bed.

We are so boring to watch - long ball from Luiz is about all we have to offer

Come on boss - we still have faith but with your dumb decisions, you’re testing me.

4.) 25 Oct 2020 21:32:43
ArtEmery is looking a little more familiar each passing game Ed mate.

{Ed047's Note - I’m not even sure what I’m watching, all of our 3 midfielders seemed to be playing deep. Not one acting as a play maker which I assumed would be Danny’s role, albeit he’s not that good.

That whole thing is a shit show!

5.) 25 Oct 2020 21:33:54
we have no attacking plan whatsoever. How will we beat teams if we can't even score?

{Ed047's Note - ere, we won’t

6.) 25 Oct 2020 21:52:51
Arteta is obviously trying to address our easy to beat soft Arsenal reputation and I appluad him for that but you have to create chances while also bing difficult to score past or you've merely swapped one problem for another.
Arsene and Emery simply didn't know how to stop goals while Arteta doesn't know how to create them.



25 Oct 2020 18:26:47
GX starts with TP then, I wonder if that’s only because of injuries?


1.) 25 Oct 2020 18:42:01

Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Luiz, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Ceballos, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Subs: Runarsson, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Mustafi, Elneny, Willock, Nketiah.



24 Oct 2020 13:23:27
Well it’s ok talking about Ozils lack of influence but imo that’s a ridiculous comment

Ermmmmm Xhaka / Pepe there is over 100 million in transfer fees

Say no more.


1.) 24 Oct 2020 13:54:26
I get some people don't rate Mesut but I don't understand why anyone can actually claim or believe the claims he's been frozen out on football grounds, that is so obviously not the truth.
For me the issue isn't about why Arteta doesn't play Ozil is all about the fact Arteta is allowed to play Ozil and the way people running our club treat people and go about doing things.
The club is going to have big problems carrying the fans with it if those running things are allowed to go unchallenged and continue as they are now.

2.) 24 Oct 2020 14:04:51
I'm with you Oxford, and Sy, Sw and 62 below. IMO ozils treatment is down to what's happened with China and the national team. The club are either under pressure to banish him or feel its needed to keep others in line.

I do wonder how many fan's season tickets have had to be used to pay ozils wages and bonus etc. and if I was a season ticket holder I would have considered starting a petition to demand my money wasn't wasted and that ozil should be played! (Regardless that it wouldn't happen ofc)

Personally I think the fan's deserve a clear and believable explanation and i think it's shameful that ozil (and any person) is treated this way by their employer. Its humiliating and don't think its in the teams interest. There is no plausible reason for him not to be included in the squad. Something else is at play. If he's breached his contract the club should make it public. If not, feels like discrimination and I hope he takes things further.

3.) 24 Oct 2020 14:14:56
Bang on, this isn’t MA’s decision he’s been told what to do, it’s baffling and doesn’t sit right with me.

4.) 24 Oct 2020 14:30:36
He is not wanted, he was told so. He was given a choice to leave. He refused, so now he rots.

Its that simple.

Ozil has brought most of this on himself.

5.) 24 Oct 2020 14:49:09
In the words of The Manic Street Preaches
" if we tolerate this "
What If Auba or Partey meet with the boards displeasure for some reason?

6.) 24 Oct 2020 15:57:54
We always say that players have the ultimate power overs the clubs, so perhaps this is what it looks like when the clubs try and fight back? As is the case when any firm or management decides to cull staff, it’s very ugly. Shame our club decided to make a stand on a player earning a fortune, and at the end of his career, and Who doesn’t need first team football any more. I think it would be best for both parties if Arsenal were to buy out the remainder of his contract, so he can go do whatever he wants, as long as it’s not football for the remainder of the season, and we don’t have him at the club, or tweeting about the club or team etc.

7.) 24 Oct 2020 16:06:21
Perhaps it's because there are too many non-home grown players. Just seen the list and not sure who I would have left out to be honest.

8.) 24 Oct 2020 16:38:39
Paying Ozil off is a sensible idea Epping mate but I doubt very much Mesut wouid agree to a gaging order in oder to make that happen.
I'm pretty sure Mesut will tell the world what rewlly went on once his contract expires with the club.

9.) 24 Oct 2020 16:36:40
Sally surely one of the goalkeepers?

10.) 24 Oct 2020 16:43:19
Spanner - you look at ability and MO would contribute a lot more than GX and Pepe

You sit him down and talk to him, and get him performing

He won’t go in January so we will pay his wages until the end of contract - not good sense having him sat at home on a Saturday or Sunday doing nothing, might as well get him involved .

He’s training with the first team so he’s clearly not being disruptive.

11.) 24 Oct 2020 17:06:54

12.) 24 Oct 2020 17:12:25
No he definitely won't be going anywhere in January mate.
Next season he will really get his chance to rub Arsenal boards face in it at West Ham or another London club is my guess.

I know he's been tipped to end his career in Turkey but apparently he and his family are really happy in London and I can't see him turning down the opportunity to show what he can do in the premier league if used right.

13.) 24 Oct 2020 17:14:35
Yes quite a few for Europa league D16. I assume to give them all a chance to play.

14.) 24 Oct 2020 17:36:51
That’s a fair shout 62, I heard he loves it here in the UK, imagine JM getting him.

15.) 24 Oct 2020 18:36:19
That would be the perfect revenge for Mesut wouldn't it Banbury mate.
Imagine Mesut staring for Spurs as they pipped us for a top 4 spot next season?
I'm sure all gooners would be very understanding and sympathetic towards the board Edu and Arteta if that happend :-) .

16.) 24 Oct 2020 21:56:44
I have read that the club will save loadsamoney not paying Mesut's performance bonuses. I must admit I wouldn't stay anywhere I felt I wasn't needed whatever the wages and I'm not sure loyalty is the reason Mesut is staying. I don't think, until the offer he received this transfer window, any club has been able to afford his wages so I don't think there were many offers coming in. I have always loved Mesut but I just feel he has to accept he is not in the club's plans for the future and move on at very least to save his career.

17.) 24 Oct 2020 22:33:57
I wonder how those he gives half his wages to would feel if Mesut made the Arsenal board happy and agreed to leave Sally J?

18.) 24 Oct 2020 23:41:55
Unless he gets game time I worry he won't get a good deal at his next club Gunner. It's a long time till next August. surely it's better for him to move on somewhere he will play? I assume this situation is all about saving money. I'd love to see him playing for us again but I don't think I will : (.

19.) 25 Oct 2020 10:38:28
It doesn't look likely he will ever play for us again SallyJ but stranger things have happend, so until he actually leaves the club it's not impossible, no matter how unlikely it looks at the moment.

20.) 25 Oct 2020 11:17:46
What would you do in his place Gunner?

21.) 25 Oct 2020 12:10:42
Spanner, why kind of business/ club/ manager would have your highest paid member of staff, and record holder in your specialism barred from working, even if they couldn't do exactly what you wanted? They're proven to have talent. On top of that, for footballers you're not just wasting the wage and bonus, you're also cutting your nose off to show your face by decreasing the chance of selling the player on. Terrible business financially!

And if the fans are paying, are the club not just throwing the fans money away?

Surely from a purely playing perspective you'd have him on the bench for a key set piece or moment of brilliance, or even just when we're 3 nil up to rest others legs. The only reason to exclude him from Europe league on the basis of just not being wanted is that every other player there is really needed. I don't believe that for a second. The argument about home grown players sounds plausible but very unlikely, and if that's the reason then surely the club management are guilty of financial negligence!

22.) 25 Oct 2020 14:37:26
The last thing I'd do is give into the bully tactics of the Arsenal board Sally.

I'd think what a ridiculous situation it was where the Arsenal board bite their noses off to spite thier own faces and look forward to next summer and playing again for West ham Spurs Watford or any premier league club in or around London.

As for Arsenal the only thing the club can hope for is to hurt Mesuts future options as much as it's own ever decreasing reputation of decency, a lose lose draw is the clubs best possible outcome, pretty sad in my book.

23.) 25 Oct 2020 15:29:46
Perhaps this is the time the club reflects Gunner.

24.) 25 Oct 2020 16:04:20
Excellent post Jim, totally with every point.




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05 Oct 2020 15:57:33
Fingers crossed for this.





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27 Oct 2020 17:16:14
V good post SY, good points made

Don’t let Mal read it lol.




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27 Oct 2020 15:04:24
Who was abusive to ED, have I missed something?


{Ed047's Note - sadly some have Ox and been banned for it. Posters across the sites regularly get banned for abuse and ed02 is the brunt of a lot of it for no good reason.

Invariably if he can tell you something he will and sometimes it’s just not possible to tell all for a variety of reasons, confidentiality would be high on the list, as without that trust you get nothing.



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27 Oct 2020 13:51:57
Not very bright lol

You can’t call people stupid if they don’t know

Lol that’s funny.




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27 Oct 2020 09:05:47
Exactly that 62, that’s why I just don’t get the PEA thing . UNLESS he wants to play there and has insisted?




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26 Oct 2020 21:40:13
I agree Epping, I get what Mals saying but we could be bottom and he’d spin it .

Huge pressure on MA for Sunday, defeat and he will have some questions to answer

Man U to win 1-0 with a penalty, what’s the betting.