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29 Nov 2019 09:56:39
Freddie ready to step in reports the Guardian. They have a thread on this currently, so I expect they know what Ornstein knows.




19 Oct 2017 14:02:05
It seems were are linked yet again with Benzema. One hopes its nonsense.


1.) 20 Oct 2017 07:01:20
Seriously and no jibe intended, but what top player is going to come to your lot with all the uncertainty at the moment? Wenger short contract, Ozil possibly going, Sanchez leaving.

At least if Wenger had gone at the end of last season the rebuild would have already started.

2.) 20 Oct 2017 08:50:04
Can’t argue with that mate. Too much uncertainty at the club. I’d even had taken arsene rebuilding at the start of the season than this situation we are in.

3.) 20 Oct 2017 14:00:56
Raver wannabe 😂😂😂.

4.) 22 Oct 2017 20:11:08
so tell me again Jelfy, which British teams have won at the bernabeu in the Champions League. 2009 ring a bell. and no that wasn't the European cup. and don't rely on talk sport fella or Oddbod.

5.) 23 Oct 2017 16:36:09
Benzema a top player?



03 Jun 2016 20:36:16
It seems we have triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause. A steal at £20m. I wonder if Wenger really is going to open the chequebook. Vardy and Morata would be a statement of intent, no?


1.) 03 Jun 2016 20:44:33
Well, that what sky sports is saying but I still want morata too. Not too sure if vardy suits our game plan, saying that vardy still will be a great addition to any team.

2.) 03 Jun 2016 20:55:21
The release cluases aren't applicable in the premier league.

{Ed002's Note - Just to be clear - this is another misunderstanding about "clauses". I am not interested about going in to detail but you need to step back from worrying about "clauses" and "finances". I will say that there is interest in Vardy from Arsenal.}

3.) 03 Jun 2016 21:08:38
Thanks for coming back ed.

4.) 03 Jun 2016 21:20:26
Appreciate that Ed002.

5.) 03 Jun 2016 21:48:47
Thanks ed002.

6.) 03 Jun 2016 22:16:34
Welcome back Ed02

Not sure I want Vardy but if we sell Gibbs and Ox - we need some home grown talent.

7.) 03 Jun 2016 22:26:49
Lets hope this doesn't drag on all through the summer and is sorted quickly. No 20 mil and a pound offers. If he's our target then get him.

8.) 04 Jun 2016 11:12:05
Sounds positive from Stevie 😁.

9.) 04 Jun 2016 00:32:54
I am personally cautious about the Vardy interest. I'm not sure how he'd do in our system. Would much rather see us move for Lukaku.



29 Jul 2014 13:51:21
Arsenal will sign either Khedira, Pogba or Schneiderlin within a week according to some agent chappy I met in Clapham today. Could be nonsense, but he seemed fairly certain. He also mentioned potential bids for Carvalho and Costa. Arsenal have lots of fingers in lots of pies he reckons!


1.) No offence but sounds like he just said every name he could think of if there is enough s**t something has to stick

2.) How did you happen to bump into an agent and discuss transfers?



13 Jul 2014 17:35:36
Arsenal will sign Khedira once the WC is over, and Debuchy once NUFC source a replacement or Arsene makes a fuss. Along with a keeper, I suspect that will be our business this summer. The only possible addition will be Draxler, if he becomes available, and a few youth additions. Personally I would like Arsene to add another striker, as even with Sanchez, I fear we are a little short.


1.) A keeper, and maybe a center back will be added.

2.) I agree another striker and its remy all day long as he knows the league and he knows were the net is the type of player who comes on to score unless our fearless leader uses theo as a striker aswell but if vermalin leaves a cb and a left back monreal is poor and gibbs is injury prone




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19 Dec 2019 12:29:06
If it's true that with a squad that needs an experienced hand, both in managing what we have and planning for the future, ignoring Ancelotti in favour of Arteta, does not strike me as the optimal outcome. I hope my instincts are utterly wrong, but at the moment I'm feeling a little bit underwhelmed.

Of course, I recall Arteta being a shoe in once before.


1.) 19 Dec 2019 12:55:00
The exit polls are definitely suggesting an Artetta landslide Urban mate:-)
it's everywhere even Pep is reluctantly talking about it.
This is definitely not a usual suspects fantasy story this time.

2.) 19 Dec 2019 13:48:48
Well. if he is ours, he is ours, and we will give him 100%. Let's hope that the Guardiola magic has rubbed off on our boy. :)

3.) 19 Dec 2019 14:40:58
There was never any danger of MA turning down the opportunity once he was approached he'd even probably taken a cut in salary but with a caveat on performance and points blah blah blah

He’s agreed terms it’s just the wrangling on compo between the 2 clubs to get out of the way

Now to see who sits along side him on the bench.

{Ed047's Note - that’s the game changer for me Banbury, if he gets the right people it could be a great move.

4.) 19 Dec 2019 14:46:00
Apparently Arsenal have today contacted City to ask permission to speak to Arteta :-)
Strictly, Sunday league people running a Premier League football club, so completely out of their depth on all levels.

5.) 19 Dec 2019 14:54:21
I hope he does well I can't wait to see what he can do for us.

6.) 19 Dec 2019 19:59:22
I'm actually looking forward to arteta's appointment. And as ed47 said if we get the right people sitting next to him I think we might just turn our season around.

7.) 19 Dec 2019 20:49:07
The hope is he's learned loads from Pep and has the ability to replicate it
The fear is he has all his makes ahead of him and absolutely none behind him to fall back on so he will need to learn and lean quickly.



08 Dec 2019 15:05:32
As much as I loved him as a player, I have no desire to see Vieira installed as manager. If he had never played for us, nobody would even consider him as an option. We need experience and skill to make the adjustments necessary to take us forward in the medium term.

The pool of who might be in the frame seems to be diminishing by the day. If the right person cannot be found, we may as well leave Freddie in place until we reorganise ourselves at the end of the season. Much better to do that than bring some half a$sed choice for 18 months.

So disillusioned.


1.) 08 Dec 2019 15:17:21
Good post, this ex player thing doesn’t do it for me . The problem I have with Freddie is that after all the football he’s watched this season he still doesn’t know our best XI.

2.) 08 Dec 2019 16:00:03
If as I expect we lose tomorrow night we obviously have to think again and think quickly about how we survive this season as a premier league club Urban mate.
For various reasons there doesn't seem to be a stand out candidate we can go for with any real enthusiasm of attracting.
Things change quickly in football and more than anything we need to buy ourselves some time if we can, but how we do that I'm not sure especially since Fredie is struggling much much more than I ever dreamed he might.
Ideally my lack of confidence in the team will be proved wrong and we will win tomorrow night, can't see it but I hope to be wrong for sure.

3.) 08 Dec 2019 16:07:18
One of the problems we have this season is if Freddie is in until the end of the season, will the board give him money to spend on a player (s) that a new manager might not want.
Yet with so many of our players not showing what’s required a freshen up is needed. (CB and CM) .

The only way to save our season now is to invest in January (even from sales) . In the hope we can in the Europa. Not very likely.

4.) 08 Dec 2019 16:32:40
I’m sure the new manager will want a centrehalf at a minimum so signing one in Jan wouldn’t hurt. I would sell Papa, Luiz, Granit and possibly Torreira in Jan just in case the new boss is even tempted to play any of them. Best remove temptation. 😂😂.

{Ed047's Note - can I ask what you’re not liking about Torriera SY?

5.) 08 Dec 2019 18:42:50
Torriera is a keeper at the moment for me unless he clearly wants to go. It would be desirable in the long term to partner him with a Cazorla type player. I have wondered if Ozil could play that deeper kind of role. Don't all scream at me at once. :)

6.) 08 Dec 2019 18:43:42
I suspect all our respective views on the potential new manager might depend on whether we are scrubbing this season as a lost cause or not.

7.) 08 Dec 2019 19:18:55
47 - I just do t think he has the stature and power I want in CDM. When I think of Oaddy, Petit, silva etc they were strong and disciplined but mainly tough. Torreira seems to run around a lot and fall over a lot - he’s not going to help us defend corners or be imposing on the pitch. He gave us energy and I remember Merson saying we over egged how good he was and he looked better because we were poor and he wouldn’t get into another top 4 midfield. I agree with him there and I would rather have a Nzonzi or Doucoure type CDM personally. I like Santi but Torreira isn’t a Santi.
That busy “wasp” of a midfielder isn’t my bag to be honest and I think he get pulled out of position and bullied too easily.

8.) 08 Dec 2019 19:50:33
We were so happy with torriera we he started but until mr dicky smashed his confidence like many others in the team. I still think he can do well and be useful for us.

9.) 09 Dec 2019 05:29:38
Ed47 / did my reply make any sense?

{Ed047's Note - yes totally SY, I didn’t post your initial reply so wasn’t able to answer.

My thoughts are the same, after initially thinking that he really looked the part he’s gone backwards dramatically for me. The constant falling over or being brushed off the ball isn’t great either.

My only hope being that, he was doing a great job in Italy and does one for his country, so maybe it’s just because we’ve become so unorganised that he’s trying to cover too much.

Let’s not forget that Kante is no giant either.

In essence I’ve not given up on him totally as would like to see him under a better coach.

10.) 09 Dec 2019 18:51:09
Torriera’s a beast. he’s simply being given the wrong instructions.
Kante is outrageous but he was far batter just sitting n sweeping, you tell Torriera to do the same n he will flourish, he’ll be the first name on team sheet for many.
You need that energy in-front of the defense (especially ours:)

We need to go back to basics n start with passion, just look at big Dunk. the buzz around that club after just one game because he’s brought passion.



05 Dec 2019 20:54:12
Is it just me, or are we playing like the away side. And now they have just scored.


1.) 05 Dec 2019 21:15:27
10th in the league 5 points from 18th spot and relegation and 10 points front 4th and champions league spot, seriously if it stays like this is it time to send for Sam Just until May to keep us up, we really are that bad right now.

2.) 05 Dec 2019 21:16:23
We look like 11 boys who got together for the first time in the pub last night.

3.) 05 Dec 2019 22:14:33
Poor game - second best for 70 minutes.

Easy 3 away points

We need to get 2 new CBs and 2 new CDMs

Difficult run ahead of us - we could be 15th pretty soon

Huge job ahead - we are a mess.

Too many players not good enough, too many inexperienced and too many not putting it in.

We need to get the basic stuff right - be brave and drop Luiz, Papa, Granit and Mustafi - put Holding and Mavrapanos in defence plus Chambers and Torriera in midfield. Tell the CBs to hold position and CDMs. How many rubbish passes did Luiz wallop from the back trying Hollywood passes

Shame Freddie doesn’t have an international break to get team together

Be brave and make the changes.



04 Dec 2019 14:45:12
Reports suggesting Ancelotti is leaving Napoli after a boardroom falling out. Any takers? Or, are we looking for a more long term option than he is likely to offer - age wise that is?

On the more realistic front. My guess is one of Poch, Nuno, or Arteta will be installed before Xmas, with the promise of some funds to sort out the defence in the January window to give a realistic chance of pressing for ECL football next year.




29 Nov 2019 11:12:10
The speculation now goes from when Emery is sacked to who replaces him. There are a limited of available candidates, and a few who could be tempted. Of those available, the optimal choice has to be Allegri for me - the standout candidate from those in the frame.

Having said that, the change of coach is but one of a few changes that need to be made, and I refer here to the statement from the AST, which I wholly agree with. The boardroom structure needs to be recalibrated with those who can counsel/ stand up to Kroenke. The day to day management of the club needs those who understand football, and know when and when not to delegate responsibility.

If we fail to get these basic things right, we will find ourselves in this situation again and again.

Rant over.


1.) 29 Nov 2019 12:15:56
I understand Allegri doesn’t want to return to management until next season, and he doesn’t speak English. After Emery, the last thing you want is another manager that struggles with English. If anyone heard Emery’s post match interview, he was almost impossible to comprehend.

2.) 29 Nov 2019 12:28:57
The language thing can be overcome - its not hard to get the basics of a language. After all, if Emery was a great success, nobody would care that his English was poor! Unless you think that his poor English was the reason for his failure? The greater obstacle, as you say, is if Allegri does not want to manage this year, or even come to Arsenal.

3.) 29 Nov 2019 12:39:02
Lessons need learning from players to fans to board from our mistakes, I like many were so relieved that change had finally arrived that I through myself 100% behind Emery totally ignoring and choosing not to see what deep inside wasn't right about his style and methods from the beginning, I'd been so negative in Arsenes finals 4 seasons I went completely the opposite with Emery for the first 4 months.
I made a mistake some players made mistakes the board have made mistakes but mistakes are there to learn from and do better in future and not repeat.
It's another opportunity now and a chance to show what's been learned by us all.
Up the Arsenal, once again absolutely everything is to play for :-)




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02 Aug 2020 17:32:54
Is that the same Everton who smartly paid 35 million for Iwobi?




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17 Dec 2019 10:39:51
Absolutely. Whilst I do agree with Ozil about this, for someone who had Erdogan as his best man, I'm not convinced his political antenna is that well tuned.




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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.




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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.




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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.





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16 Jan 2020 15:35:38
If we don't acquire a decent centre half in this window, I fear my head may simply fall off.




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19 Dec 2019 13:48:48
Well. if he is ours, he is ours, and we will give him 100%. Let's hope that the Guardiola magic has rubbed off on our boy. :)




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15 Dec 2019 12:39:57
Let's hope Freddie has seen something in the last few games to eke out a solid performance. I need some good news this week G62. :)




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09 Dec 2019 17:52:14
Oh god 62, why do you do this to me? If Everton go straight into the top 4 under Emery, I think I might spontaneously combust.




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08 Dec 2019 18:52:11
Second what Gunner said. Sing loud, enjoy and you never know.