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16 Jun 2018 00:25:12
All behind the new manager and the regime but currently we’ve signed a 34 year old, and renewed arguably our worst performer with a new contract. Imagine if Wenger had the same window. Not dampening enthusiasm but please put into context the decisions. Should be viewed as separate entities regardless of manager. Plenty of time for change but up to now hardly inspiring.

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16 Jun 2018 06:09:23
Hardly any PL deals have been completed. Indeed our only signing has been a free transfer. Reports that Sokratis is a done deal and will be announced on 1st July, as other deals may.
Strong reports of further deals, including; Leno and Torreira.
Weaker reports include; Luiz, Gotze, Soyuncu, Martins, etc.
What is clear is that we are active in the market.
In a World Cup year and an early date to complete purchases by 9th August it won't be easy to make the necessary signings and sales.

16 Jun 2018 10:23:04
I think that's a fair comment about if Arsene had done what Dick has done so far we would be all doom and gloom and up in arms Dolally mate, the thought had crossed mind too.
I think the difference is Dick is trying to adress the areas we are weak in where Arsene just wouldn't accept we had any weaknesses plus Dick doesn't have a record of excuses that are out of touch with reality that Arsene had or the record of almost all his signings Sanchez apart going sour.
A 34 year old RB under Arsene would have the ring of Kim Kalstrom about it but under Dick it has more benefit of the doubt simply because there is no history of things going bad.
Arsene had lost the fans while right now the fans are Dicks to lose.
If Dick wants to keep Xhaka that's fine by me but if he starts saying how good he's been for Arsenal since he arrived i will become very worried about Dick suddenly:-) .

16 Jun 2018 10:39:57
Lichtsteiner on Xhaka:

"I’ve known Granit now for more than six or seven years, so he’s just an amazing player, ” He’s very good and he’s still young. It’s not easy for him to be the direct leader at 23 or 24 years old, so I hope I can help him to become bigger and bigger. He had a very good season and I hope next year he will do even better. Off the pitch he is just a great person, a great character, very calm, he knows when he can joke and he knows when to concentrate. A top professional player on the pitch, great passing and just a great player. "

16 Jun 2018 11:22:23
:-) well that's it then ;-)
If our new RB says Xhaka had a very good season 99% of the rest of the premier league viewers who thought he was awful need to forget about what they witnessed with thier own eyes :-)
This gets more and more silly.
How Salah got player of the season over Xhaka is anyone's guess ;-)
Glen you are asking people to believe what you want them to believe rather than what actually happened in reality mate.

16 Jun 2018 19:25:24
Gunner, it might also be due to the fact, he is his club and country team mate. What else is he going to say?

17 Jun 2018 02:16:21
You can’t really blame xhaka for our awful season. They were badly managed and directed in some ways. He wasn’t an awful player before he came to us, but most of us hated him because his name wasn’t kante.
I’m not saying he had a brilliant season but the Dick and Emery must know something or two about his ability that we don’t, I will trust the expert opinion on this.

{Ed001's Note - to be fair, he was exactly the same player you saw last season when he was in Germany. It is why everyone questioned the signing. That is just the way he plays.}

17 Jun 2018 13:15:05
Sorry Ed I didn’t see much of the german league, but heard otherwise about him. But you might be right too.

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate. Just what I saw of him and was not impressed.}



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