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08 Aug 2019 08:37:02
Arsenal and Chelsea have agreed an 8 million fee for David Luiz and Tierney will complete his 25 million move today also.

Where's Wesley? Could be a very busy day for you Wes mate.




03 Jul 2019 19:57:15
126 million for a 19 year old who has made 26 first team appearances?
I think we forget about the Lacasette to Athloco rumours now:-)


1.) 04 Jul 2019 09:27:33
Who’s that mate.

2.) 04 Jul 2019 09:29:36
Sell him for 250 mil.

3.) 04 Jul 2019 19:39:16
Felix Welsh mate.



09 May 2019 21:17:34
I know this week has taught us it ain't over until it's over but Valencia now need 4 in the last 30 minutes plus stoppage time, even we can't throw this away, can we :-)




15 Sep 2018 23:50:16
Having seen the highlights I have to say it's the best game I've seen Xhaka have, had a huge say in both goals and no costly mistakes, very decent free kick but not a worldie as I thought the keeper should have done better in reality.
To me he still looks very awkward when he runs at more than a jog (which isn't often ) and his tackling is as crude as ever on the rare occasion it happens but still his best game in 2 years 5 games,
IS it enough to justify his inclusion? It's obviously a huge improvement on anything before but needs to happen more often than once every two seasons and 4 games for Arsenal to be top 4 contenders again.


1.) 16 Sep 2018 02:07:00
Xhaka looks far better alongside Torreira, as he provides the platform for Xhaka to play as a deep, false number 10, where he provides a vital link between defence and attack with his quality passing. Alongside Guendouzi he tends to end up playing deeper as a DM, which doesn't suit his style of play. Guendouzi is a fine young player, but he reminds me so much of Elneny both physically and in the 'headless chicken' style of play.

2.) 16 Sep 2018 09:34:58
Vital? Really!
Vital means someone you can't do without and while it's obviously not all down to him alone but we haven't made top 4 since Xhaka arrived after 20 years of consecutive qualification before he arrived.
Sanchez was vital to us being our best during his time as was Kos until recently but calling Xhaka vital is an extreme exaggeration to say the least.
If he continues to play like yesterday he will become an asset but he's long way to go to become an asset let alone vital.

3.) 16 Sep 2018 13:53:17
Vital! Really, once in a blue moon isn't vital. We played Newcastle, didn't still look solid defensively in midfield and it wasnt even a top half prem team. Vital my hairy arm. The sooner he is ejected with a couple more, the sooner we might actually improve.

4.) 16 Sep 2018 15:37:15
This range of passing makes me laugh. He has one nice pass that’s the one over the top to the left winger, everyone has their opinion but for me he isn’t up to scratc for challenging for silverware.

5.) 16 Sep 2018 15:40:22
It's so obvious that the 'vital' refers to that role in this system! Discuss if you think this system is correct, the midfield balance needs adjusting, no problem. If we need a player to move the ball though periods of possession, then he is clearly the best option in the squad, and thus gets picked. Not the best player in the team or whatever, as its boringly obvious you two hate him. Otherwise we fill our team up with box to box players who do a bit of everything, I'm not clever enough to know if that's better, but I'll trust Emery on this. Maybe Xhaka flourishes as the season grows, maybe we use the transfer market to improve on him, maybe we change the system. Keep discussing football RG, I enjoy it, even if I rarely contribute!

{Ed025's Note - you should a bit more ned..

6.) 16 Sep 2018 16:31:51
I don't hate Xhaka Ned in fact I don't hate anyone at all, not rating someone or seeing them as an asset to the team is a long long way from hating them mate.

7.) 16 Sep 2018 17:00:41
Wow! Calm down ned. I for sure don’t hate him and I can speak for myself in saying that I wasn’t one of the ones who jumped on the xhaka kaka train from game 2. I simply don’t think he’s of the Caliber to have us challenging mate.

8.) 16 Sep 2018 18:01:34
I don't hate xhaka, i don't like him as a arsenal footballer (not anywhere near good enough) i want the best for arsenal. IF i think a player is letting us down and i 100% are not on my own hear, ask wright, merson, shearer, rednap, souness, nicolas, etc, then i have my opinion why. Since the guy has joined us, he has not cemented his place and made it his own on performance. I think 2 plus years of putting up with nothing performances is long enough. It is nothing personal, its something arsenal. I repeat, i know no top six team supporter who rates him at all, in fact they think he is one of the worsed midfielders in the prem and laugh about him.

9.) 16 Sep 2018 18:17:27
He’s certainly not one of the worse midfielders and I know you did t say that steve. But he is most certainly not trophy class imo.

10.) 16 Sep 2018 18:43:06
Agree sanos alter ego, Lol. Most of my mates who support other teams just don't rate him at all, they really think he's shat. I just don't think he's that good really, i want better than him in our team for us to progress. I am baffled why he seems somewhat bullet proof for us. I honestly think he is a fraud midfielder.

11.) 16 Sep 2018 18:46:54
And Sano, he is one player i cannot put up an argument for when they are lambasting him. I get picked on when i do, Lol.

12.) 17 Sep 2018 16:44:21
Why would I assume, or care, if you hate him as a person? You state in abundance you hate him in the team, I don't understand all the defencivness and confusion. I basically replied that you'd totally mis-represented the use of vital in RG's post, and I think you don't comment sensibly on why Xhaka continues to get in the team. I never stated that Xhaka is our star player, I don't think it's in dispute he's been underwhelming. I definitely think he can be better, but may also need replacing. Also that if we change the balance of the midfield with the players we have available, then we'll need to adapt in other areas of the pitch to be creative or control possession. I suspect our wide forwards are not suited to the task.

13.) 17 Sep 2018 18:40:32
Ned, i think i understand what vital means. Xhaka isn't vital.

14.) 18 Sep 2018 06:21:05
Xhaka, one of Emery's 5 captains and selected for all 5 PL matches to date.
I believe Xhaka was one of many players in the latter Wenger era that went backwards as a player after arriving at the club. He was played as a DM, not his position and looked poorer for it. Emery is a successful, intelligent and adaptable manager who will get the best out of Xhaka. In all the matches where Torreira and Xhaka played togther, the partnership has looked promising and I can see this pairing forming part of the spine of the team. They compliment each other, with the excellent Torreira providing shape to the team and giving Xhaka more freedom to move forward, between the defence and the attack.

15.) 18 Sep 2018 13:07:50
Well said gunner ned.



31 Jul 2018 09:26:39
Only tabloid gossip so nothing to serious but should it by any chance be true Aaron to Chelsea for 30 million?
I'd take it big time.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 11:59:25
I wouldn't. He's an important goal contributor from midfield and competing with Xhaka for a place should bring out the best of both. For a player like Ramsey, who's been consistently one of the better midfielders in the league, and counts as homegrown, we should be demanding 50 minimum. It's bonkers, but so is everything else now.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 15:10:56
How can be one of the most consistent when he isn't consistently available wire mate
If he was that good why ain't we fighting the opposition off with a stick for his signature?

3.) 31 Jul 2018 19:15:05
Wire - with a year left on his contract we not going to get anywhere near 50Mill for Ramsey 30Mill tops and that might be pushing it tbh. Ramsey is a bit of a oddity in our side as he is actually one of the few offensively that are better without the ball than with the ball making some really good runs in the box he is kind of what Lampard used to be like in that sense. Yes he is a decent player but we have better in Ozil for his preferred position and he is replacable without doubt with equal or better with targets we could get. Maybe it is not down to money so much maybe he is not keen on the demands of Emery, and misses the protection of father figure Wenger and if that is the case good riddance we need all of them 100% on board and behind the coach. Out with the old cosy club and in with the new.

4.) 31 Jul 2018 22:41:04
G62 consistent in that he's averaged 6 goals and 6 assists a season in the league for the last 5 years. His return from deeper midfield is fairly steady. See what you mean on the contract situation though.

5.) 01 Aug 2018 12:28:08
Fair point Wire mate but with the lack of interest in Aaron from others so far 30 million might be ambitious.
Ox had both Liverpool and Chelsea chasing him last season but so far Aaron has no one very excited about signing him.
Just wondering what we see in Aaron Liverpool city Chelsea and Spurs don't see.




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17 Aug 2019 20:32:05
Var is fine the rules are crazy.
The new rules punishes everyone equally with attitude of ( better to punish 100 innocent people than let 1 guilty person slip through the net) .
Middle ages logic and should be abolished no later than Monday morning.




17 Aug 2019 13:56:14
Auba :-) , we need another at least.




17 Aug 2019 13:35:26
Liverpool will be licking their lips at the thoughts of getting at our defence next week.
We absolutely have to improve if we are to progress as a team rather than just as individuals.


1.) 17 Aug 2019 14:46:41
Liverpool’s defense hasn’t look so strong either. Should be a very exciting match next week.

Ozil going to have a very difficult time getting in the side with Ceballos here.

2.) 17 Aug 2019 17:22:44
If we are not blown away in the first 20 minutes at Anfield next week it will be an improvement, if we get to half time and still haven't crumbled it will be brilliant and if somehow we can go into the last 10 minutes still in the game I will be very very impressed, getting anything out of the game is currently beyond my wildest imagination.



17 Aug 2019 12:53:04
Get in there Lacasette! Every game he doesn't start makes us weaker in my opinion, he was our best player last season in my opinion and should definitely be our captain, leads by example and gives it everything in in every game.




17 Aug 2019 11:43:23
Wiloc and Nelson retain their places :-)
Luis and Ceballos start :-)
Lacasette and Pea start together:-) Xhaka not in the squad:-)
Mesut nowhere in sight, no surprise there:- (

Prefer Luis in a back 3 or as DM in front of a back 4 but hey ho you can't have it all your own way :-) .


{Ed047's Note - it was reported by Emery that Özil had been unwell a couple of days ago so there was no way he was going to be in the squad.

Xhaka has a minor calf problem.

1.) 17 Aug 2019 12:13:54
Mmmm not sure Emery needs an excuse with Mesut Ed047 as he wasn't his favourite player last season and I see no reason to think that will change this season especially with all the new arrivals.
Well Xhaka injury presents a chance for Guendouzi to keep him out although how Xhaka can ever start ahead of Torreira Guendouzi or Maitland Niles in midfield is a mystery to me.
I really hope Nelson Wiloc and Guendouzi all make themselves impossible to leave out of next week's visit to Anfield by giving top top notch performances today.

{Ed047's Note - I don’t think he does mate, just amazed really that he had another “illness”

Really pleased the young guys have kept their places and hopefully Luiz will be solid.

Xhaka is a mystery never to be solved.

2.) 17 Aug 2019 12:35:20
I think most of us have accepted now Xhaka plays regardless of merit Ed047 mate, Emery making him captain just confirms further what we already knew.
Chelsea Spurs United would Xhaka really get into any of those sides?
While i think Torreira Maitland Niles Guendouzi would all push for a place in our top 4 opponents teams.

{Ed047's Note - I make you right mate.




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15 Aug 2019 20:38:26
I think it's pretty well documented Arsenal regret giving Mesut his last contract and equally well documented Emery would prefer him to leave rather than stay.
If someone offered Mesut a pay deal he was a happy with and a place to play where he was happy to go I'm absolutely sure Arsenal wouldn't complicate things by seeking a fee that could blow any potential deal.




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12 Aug 2019 16:14:29
I'd be happy if both found clubs they wanted to join but equally happy if they remained as emergency cover.
I know financially it's good business but I don't see a problem if both are happy to remain knowing they will only be used as desperate measures.
It's like having an umbrella with you, you aren't forced to put it up but if an unexpected downpour comes it can be handy to have around.




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09 Aug 2019 14:51:15
I happy to spend hours lost in Calums eyes RG but I'm note sure about you looking at me looking at Calum, that would just be weird :-)




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09 Aug 2019 13:35:41
That would be me Eden :- (.




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09 Aug 2019 13:27:33
Afternoon RG.





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18 Aug 2019 00:32:25
It's nuts mate, it's like prosecuting someone for shoplifting because a jellytot from the pickenmix got stuck to the bottom of their shoe without their knowledge.
They've got it badly wrong and it's when not if they admit it and sort it out, and of course how much damage is done and credibility lost in between.




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18 Aug 2019 00:02:33
Does that mean Nelson who went out on loan last season and Eddie who is on loan this season isn't part of our plans Sparky mate?

Was David Beckham not part of Uniteds plans when he went to Preston?
It's very much a business deal that suits Real Cellabos and us right now and who knows it might turn out to be a ( pretty woman happy ever after ) but it might every bit as much give Real a wake call or alert PSG or juventus to his ability.
Dreaming is fine as long as you know not everyone else might share your idea of a perfect ending.

Take it as it comes enjoy it while it lasts and if your dreams come true fantastic but don't be upset with anyone but yourself if it doesn't end up how you hope.




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17 Aug 2019 22:39:51
Will Real be prepared to sell if he's outstanding in the premier league?
We always knew it was a fling and not a fully committed relationship where we would both live happy ever after together:-) .




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17 Aug 2019 22:08:31
Your spot on Raver mate we would all take a point at City however it came but these rule changes are Just wrong and over the corse of this season every single team will have genuine reason to feel cheated by them.
We can't go back in time and put right the City and Wolves results that is and will remain yours and Leicester good fortune but we've got to stop it carrying on into next weekend.




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17 Aug 2019 21:00:28
The better he does the more impossible keeping him will be.
Agree with Ed047 make the most of him and let our young players learn from him and know what is expected of them if they want his job next August.