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04 Jun 2019 15:16:06
If Nick Hornby is correct then it's another big mistake from Emery.

This summer, however, is critical. My sources inside the club tell me that the decision to release Aaron Ramsey was down to Emery and Emery alone, and that the player was ready to sign a new deal. Emery took one look at him and decided, clearly, that he wasn't worth the money being offered.

Even this seemed exciting at the time, reminiscent of Wenger deciding that Paul Merson wasn't good enough for Arsenal and shipping him out. "Paul Merson! We love Paul Merson! And he's not good enough? Bring it on! " And Wenger did. Unfortunately, Emery took a second look at Ramsey and apparently decided that he was, after all, an important part of his plans and indeed, the business-end of the collapse began with Ramsey's season-ending injury in Naples. Unless Ramsey's replacement is at least as good, fans will quickly resent the loss of someone who could be frustrating, but whose two Cup Final-winning goals, and a decade-long commitment to the club, have earned him Official Club Legend status.

Why did he jump to such a quick decision on Rambo. 😡😡.


1.) 04 Jun 2019 17:29:44
A player who is only ever available for Half a season SY? If you look at Aaron's league appearances each season over his Arsenal career it isn't good reading and certainly not someone you want to be paying way over the odds upsetting others fland putting pressure on the wage bill when he's only available for half the required period each and every season, for me this is a rare tick not a cross in Emery boxes.

2.) 04 Jun 2019 21:28:03
Your ‘sources’ tell you? Or every major news publication that has written anything about Ramsey’s contract withdrawal because Emery didn’t want to keep him? Do me a favour. Sources.

3.) 05 Jun 2019 03:54:40
SY you have to understand our scelticism, regardless of the content as soon as you start with "my sources inside the club" it just invites laughter. Give your opinion and leave it at that, don't dress it up as being some sort of prophecy.

4.) 05 Jun 2019 08:18:11
Is SY not quoting Nick Hornsby when he says my sources?
I'm not sure myself but I guessed he must be because I've never heard SY make claims that seem exaggerated before and he's been posting for a few years now.
I know he's a Tory and drinks wine rather than beer but on the whole he's usually a pretty decent and honest bloke so I think something must have got confused in he's post somewhere, either that or he's had to much vino trying to console himself about Teresa May stepping down:-)

{Ed001's Note - I thought he was as well g62. It definitely seemed like he was just posting up what Hornsby had said, rather than suggesting he had sources himself.

Not being funny but it is exactly what Ed002 and myself had been telling you as well, that Emery didn't want him from the moment he stepped foot in the door.}

5.) 05 Jun 2019 10:03:01
Hi Ed001 mate I'm glad you read it like that too, sometimes you've got to look at the poster and their usual nature to see past any misunderstandings and SY isn't given to making wild claims about himself but he does like to use quotes from others quite often.
Mate as soon as you said Emery wanted Ramsey out that was good enough for me, I've never known yourself to quote something as fact when it wasn't true, you are always quite clear in the difference between when you are giving your own personal opinion or when passing on actual knowledge and never shy to say " I don't know " when that's the case too.
I have my opinions like everyone else but when it comes to inside information I know zilch so when you share what you know with us then that is 100% good enough for me evetytime without fail mate.
After 7 years of using this site the credibility level is still 100% when it comes to reporting facts over fabrication and in my opinion there is no other football outlet, be it TV papers radio or social media that can get anywhere close to this site for reliability and credibility. A huge well done to yourself and all the Eds mate, that's some reputation you've built up and all you have to do now is maintain it, no pressure:-)

6.) 05 Jun 2019 20:42:34
I think the words both Ed’s used 10 months ago was emery didn’t like his comportment.



11 Mar 2019 20:52:20
Hopefully the clubs new strategy :

"Arsenal club chiefs have reportedly confirmed players who have two years left on their contracts and refuse to sign a new deal will be sold by the club. "

Having lost big players for nothing and been held to ransom by others - this new strategy makes sense and a we, come change.

Fingers crossed it works.

I assume that means contracts should be 5 years and very very rarely 3 years in length.

Well done whoever suggested and approved this move.


1.) 11 Mar 2019 23:46:22
Where did you see that SY? Seems like the club publicising that policy would hurt their negotiations, both with the player and with other clubs. Other clubs know we're going to sell so they don't have to offer over the odds, the player doesn't have time to be won over if they are iffy on a new contract. As internal policy, great, but as a publicly visible one, hmmm.

2.) 13 Mar 2019 08:18:21
I think it's both very sensible and very workable.
All it means is you start negotiations on a contract extention with 3 years remaining and if with 2 years left you have no agreement you listen to offers.
It works for all other clubs so why not us? Which other club loses players on free or is held to ransom like Arsenal have been and have done?
It's incredible how many players like Theo Jack Mesut have won contracts well beyond thier football ability simply by playing the club well in the contract stakes and what other club loses so many players for nothing?
Would Aaron have accepted 2 seasons like this season where he is a bit part player? I think he and others would leave earlier for a fee rather than see out 2 years on the bench which would lessen thier options at the end of the two years.

3.) 13 Mar 2019 14:33:18
I wouldn’t say Chelsea are as bad as Arsenal in regards to contracts. But there’s Courtois, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi just in the last season or two. United had something like 11 or so players at the start of the season who were entering the final year of their contract.

I do think it’s a sign of the way things seem to be heading. The price of top end and even average players is sky rocketing and the majority of clubs can't afford to pay those sort of prices. As such players who want to leave are priced out of moves and so the only way for them to move on is to run their contracts down. With the added bonus of being paid double what their market rate is in regards to wages.

4.) 13 Mar 2019 20:41:26
Clubs have to change the way players see running their contract down, if a player doesn't play regularly for 2 seasons he will struggle to find a club to match his current salary let alone double it.
Summer 2017 Man city were ready to pay 60 million and improve Sanchez wages but now in winter 2019 and Alexis would struggle to get Leicester City interested enough to pay 16 million and Match his Arsenal wages.
Football moves quickly and players who are hot prospects now can quickly get forgotten once out of the limelight.

5.) 14 Mar 2019 11:49:40
The clubs contract policy was woeful during the Gazidis era. It simply can't be any worse.

6.) 14 Mar 2019 16:54:33
I agree with the sentiment, but it has the potential for a lot of disruption. Not that I'm agin it, just noting that it's not the win-win it looks.



31 Jan 2019 23:08:28
Is Wenger in charge of this window for us? No defenders, no CDM but a light weight winger from Spain. 😐

That should sort out the second half of the season. #address our problems.


1.) 31 Jan 2019 23:25:20
We have too many defenders on the books and can't sign someone without shipping someone else out. We also don't need a CDM. Also Suarez can play across the midfield and on the wing, like Isco.

2.) 01 Feb 2019 08:39:03
Time will tell SY mate, my worry is in Dick we have found another Arsene who thinks if he ignores our defensive problems they will simply disappear by magic or he shares Arsenes mythical ideology of we can simply outscore our way to a title so defence isn't that big a deal.
My hope is he will come to realise like most fans that the biggest reason we haven't and don't take part in title races or champions league quater finals anymore is because the once legendary Arsenal defence is the missing ingredient.
Gary Nevile said at the start of the season that Dick was picking Xhaka every game in order for Xhaka to either come good and prove his worth or be totally exposed as an incapable weak link, personally I think this season and next especially we are going to find out exactly what we need to know about Dick and whether he's capable or incapable of doing what needs to be done to solve our biggest weakness that has held us back for more than a decade.
None of us know what Dick will or won't do in the future I just really hope he is seen to be aware of and trying to address what simply has to be dealt with by someone somewhere if we are ever to be truly competitive beyond 4th place trophy dreams.

3.) 02 Feb 2019 10:35:04
I think we are waiting for the summer transfer window to sort out our defence where more players become available and at better prices. I’m sure the club is aware of our defensive issues but the next transfer will tell a lot about the club and Emery.
I believe our strategy this window get some players on loan with option to buy as if they can settle and look to handle the PL than ok if not return the player and look for other option rather than a panic buy.
Liech was brought if for more experience and maybe teach Belerin a thing or two about defending, which hopefully in training is way better than what he is showing us on the field.

4.) 04 Feb 2019 16:10:32
A lot of our defensive problems start higher I the pitch. By strengthening our midfield with technical player who can both win the ball and hold on to it without loosing it, we will relieve the defense of to many tasks. You could see the problem yesterday when we were pushed to far in to our own box. And we couldn’t put enough pressure on city’s defense.

5.) 05 Feb 2019 14:04:35
Yes, i think our manager should have ignored the lack of cash available and taken a leaf out of our previous managers book by blowing "in excess" of £35 million on a center half and getting Mustafi. that worked out well.



16 Jan 2019 21:21:22
Ed, will Arsenal bid for Conor Coady? Thanks.


{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of.}

1.) 17 Jan 2019 07:18:07
Thank you.



29 Aug 2018 21:47:07
Hi Eds
Will we see any free transfers coming in or exits before 31/ 8?


{Ed002's Note - Reiss Nelson if Hoffenheim agree to Arsenal's request, perhaps some kiddies going on loan.}




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01 Sep 2019 16:38:52
Kola as LB in a back four with Luiz in the middle - holy 💩 that's a brave brave decision as neither are out and our defenders. Concerned about how we're defensively set up again. Wind out of my sails as I was really looking forward to the game. 🤷‍♂️

At least the front 3 are on the pitch - guess it's who can out score who 🤞.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 18:34:04
Exactly what it was mate, a multi coloured shot swap with about as much control as a empty crisp packet in a gale force wind.
If you want plenty of excitement and entertainment at both ends and your not that fussed about the result or where you finish in the league Arsenal are definitely the team not to miss playing, a neutrals dream watch but Arsenal fans headscrather.



01 Sep 2019 17:14:59
If you are going to keep adjusting the team because your a perfectionist and shout commands from pitchside - WTF are you doing. We are being overrun despite 3 labourers in midfield. No creativity yet we still can't defend. come on coach - COACH!




31 Aug 2019 13:10:14
Great to read that both our new home and away shirts are sells no well. To be fair - the look awesome and Adidas has done us proud again:

Home shirt sales
1 - Liverpool Home
2- Arsenal Home
3 - Man United Home
4 - Man City Home
5 - Chelsea Home

increase of 84% in demand for Arsenal's home shirt, compared to 2018's edition.

Our away kit was the best selling away kit.

Arsenal away kit has increased by 105% Y. o. Y.

In terms of players names on the back of shirts:

1. Aubameyang
2. Lacazette
3. Ozil
4. Pepe
5. Torreira
6. Bellerin
7. Ceballos
8. Xhaka
9. Kolasinac
10. Monreal

Mustafi was 23rd!

Not my I go - this is from a justarsensl posting but thought I would share.

No surprise with the names - interesting to se Ozil so high and Nacho ( just sold ) while Granit is still a popular guy despite not being everyone's cup of tea

Great job Adidas - love the kits and hopefully our boys return to CL football in your first season as sponsor and Emery does fantastic as manager 👍.


1.) 31 Aug 2019 14:47:31
Just goes to show how we all have different tastes mate, I'd like to see the breakdown in actual figures for each players name i would imagine Lacca Auba Ozil Pepe make up 85% of the total between the 3 of them.

2.) 31 Aug 2019 18:34:39
Awesome kits, particularly the dark blue kit.



25 Aug 2019 22:00:56
Can you delete my last reply?


{Ed047's Note - sorry SY I’d already put it up. You need to post on that thread for me to delete it.

1.) 25 Aug 2019 23:49:44
No worries Ed - you posted a nice comment after it 😉

To busy celebrating only losing 3 1 to Pool - best result ever 🤗

Lol 😉:)

{Ed047's Note - I was the same mate, just grateful it’s a bank holiday so I can drag the celebrations out! 😂



25 Aug 2019 08:48:53
Good morning,

Couple of questions on yesterday's "best defeat in years " performance and Emery's tactics.

Were you happy with him ditching our set up and giving Pool space down the flanks

Were you happy with the Matteo Vs Torriera decision

Were you happy with him dropping Laca

Were you happy with him playing Ceballos out of position

Do you think we can sell Luiz abroad while the window is still open

Thought we put a decent disciplined shift in but the above didn't help us one bit. If we had played 3 5 2 or 4 3 3 perhaps our energy levels would have maintained better. Thought the 3 1 flattered us and it was a stroll for Pool in the second half. Not their easiest games but I bet Utd and Spurs and Chelsea put up a better fight and tinker less.

Let's get Chambers and Holding in the defence as Luiz is a liability and we don't need two VAR disasters as Papa is so old Skool VAR is just a game away from catching him out.

Can't wait for the fullbacks to return and we play a back 3 with both fullbacks pushed into a 5 man midfield or a solid back 4 especially if we are playing 3 up front.


1.) 25 Aug 2019 11:02:45
Hi SY4

I think the setup and the tactics were horrendous, my jaw dropped when I saw that lineup, everybody knew that midfield is going to get rolled over, every team with Xhaka in it is going to have to play with a man less.

Liverpool had such an easy game we looked like amateurs compared to them, much weaker teams set themselves up much better than us, and are less likely to get embarrassed against big teams.

Sticking Ceballos on the left when he had played a blinder in centrally last game is just plain stupid, he didn't know what he was doing all game.

Also the play was very much Stoke like hoof it to the forwards. We were so narrow, Liverpool fullbacks tore us apart, AMN had a horrific time against Robertson.

2.) 25 Aug 2019 11:26:52
I was equally unsure about the tactics, but in fairness neither of the first two goals came from the flanks where we defended crosses quite well. The tactic was, as I understand it, to give up the lions share of possession and expose space on the flanks behind their full backs to counterattack, which to be honest worked quite well until we lost the goal before half time to a corner. At that point I would have brought off Xhaka for Torreira and brought on Laccazette for Willock and returned to 4-2-3-1 and pressed more and held off less. Inviting them on with their tails up was not a wise move.

At least Emery had a go at at switching tactically, and there was promise of better to come. Let's not forget, alongside City Liverpool are way ahead of every other side in this league. A better indication of where we are will be next week.




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31 Aug 2019 12:36:49
I think it’s a huge silly gamble just like putting Chambers out on loan last season leaving us short at CB. Same mistake again 😉.




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07 Aug 2019 20:44:57
That would be terrible - another ill disciplined CB to give us less shape and protection. Sign quality attackers and Poundland defenders.




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07 Aug 2019 20:43:15
62 - to be fair Leicester have won the league in the last 40 to 50 years - Spurs haven't. May be you were visionary and it just took Leicester a little time to full-fill the potential you saw.

Or, you were just wrong about the situation but Spurs haven’t. you know the story about the pain in the lane.




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04 Aug 2019 18:48:10
It’s a stupid gamble, His approach is totally indefensible.




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19 Sep 2019 16:17:23
Of course - we need to rest to play the giants called Villa at home having played 45 minutes all season. Obvious 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️.




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18 Sep 2019 21:44:38
No way Jose - don’t want him near our club. I would rather Twitter chose the team, tactics and subs. In fact may be we should opt for that as I’m sure we would make better decisions than Emery did last week.

AMN states the obvious -
“I think we tried to play the way we played, we should have changed it instead of being so persistent and trying to play out from the back. ”

Obvious to us but not the manager 🤷‍♂️

Zidane and Keown - beauty and the beast

Or one of Allegri, Nagelsmann or Ancelotti.




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17 Sep 2019 19:46:15
47 - I glad you threw Luiz into the mix. 🤡23.


{Ed047's Note - the saddest thing SY is we replaced 🤡20 with 🤡23! Who could ever think that was a great move. Madness. 🤷‍♂️



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17 Sep 2019 18:40:37
A very true point 62 - we bring out the worst side in our defenders due to coaching, tactics, quality in key areas and collective discipline. I’m sure Jose could get more out of him - I just think he’s the wrong player at the wrong time at the wrong club with the wrong manager in the wrong set up. All those wrongs don’t make a right.




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17 Sep 2019 06:29:07
62 - every game he makes at least 1 huge mistake that has been in the build up to a goal / penalty. He’s all over the place as a CB. He’s the last signing we needed. Why spend X on our forwards and go to Poundland for the most important position. With him, Xhaka and the young Matteo - we are in trouble, Matteo has time to learn. Then to play Ozil and Ceballos 🤷‍♂️ Would Frank really sell him if he was top drawer? Count the goals he’s been involved in against us. Pretty sure a table can act as a watch and a broken watch is right a couple of times a day.
I don’t rate him in case you don’t know and I rate him less in our side and set up. 😉.