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24 Jan 2019 10:54:26
Martinez has departed for Reading on loan, as rumours that we will sign Juventus keeper Emil Audero, with Ramsey going the other way.
Not sure if this is correct, but it does seem odd to allow Martinez to leave and only have two first team keepers.

RG61

 

 

05 Oct 2018 08:00:40
I noticed that under Emery we seem to defend deeper now, often drawing the opposition onto us, which on the one hand clearly provides chances for our opponents, but on the other hand we are counter attacking more, with space available behind the opponents defence as they push up whilst attacking us. I recall under Wenger how often we held a high line and forced our opponents to defend deep, which made it hard for us to break down and in turn we often got caught on the counter-attack. Is this a tactic? Or just a consequence occurring as the team adjust to Emery's methods?

RG61

1.) 05 Oct 2018 11:55:05
Interesting points! It's easy to forget I think, how spoilt we were getting to watch the invincibles. That team could rinse the opposition on the break, could pass waiting for space to open, or press hard with strong players in and around the box. It was absolute magic, but it never seemed like a heavily coached formula. Wenger relied on enabling great players to express themselves, and thus on great defenders organising themselves. It'll take some getting used to a team being coached into a system again. It's totally necessary, as things had deteriorated into chaos under Arsenes last years, but it won't always be fluid or balanced as Emery learns and adjusts, and the players change their mindsets again. The high or deep line defence will become less of an issue hopefully, as slowly the team gets used to defending as a unit, not as separate entities.


 

 

21 Jul 2018 19:54:46
Intriguing reports that we are in negotiations to sign Yann Sommer, the Swiss national keeper, a player I quite like, despite him being another relatively small keeper at 6ft tall. I would imagine that Ospina is being sold as has been reported and perhaps rumours of Cech returning to Chelsea are true.
Neither Cech nor Ospina impressed me last season, perhaps the new goalkeeping coach and Emery are of the same opinion.

RG61

1.) 21 Jul 2018 20:38:31
Any Ed002 do you know anything about the Yann Sommer rumours?

{Ed002's Note - I would need to ask.}


2.) 21 Jul 2018 21:48:09
Thanks Ed.


3.) 25 Jul 2018 12:07:49
Based on the WC (particularly the game vs Sweden) I wouldn’t be overly excited about Sommer.


 

 

01 Jun 2018 12:42:40
Reliably informed that Lichtsteiner has signed. Officials are in Germany, possibly to sign Sokratis and negotiating a midfield player at Bayern.
Apparently the atmosphere has changed at the club for the better. Old backroom staff out. New training regime, as players trained from 10am-12pm, now additional 2 hour afternoon sessions.
Exciting times ahead.

RG61

1.) 01 Jun 2018 13:41:01
Would live it to be vidal or tolisso.


2.) 01 Jun 2018 14:30:17
would love for this to be true, but how would anyone know about training regimes when Emery has been away on holiday, hasn't appointed coaches or backroom staff and hasn't even held a training session yet.?


3.) 01 Jun 2018 15:01:19
As much as it would be amazing to sign Thiago or Tolisso, the chances are it will be Vidal. Another 31 year old to tide us over instead of going for the gold straight away.


4.) 01 Jun 2018 15:11:36
If they were to sign Tolisso or Thiago I have to think that would signal the end to the Granit Xhaka era. I don’t think he’ll be satisfied being a squad player and he is not fit to play the role of a #6. I really hope hope we don’t go into the upcoming season without addressing the squad’s obvious biggest need, which is a midfield destroyer eg Javi Martinez.


5.) 01 Jun 2018 17:13:43
This was reliable information from an Arsenal employee, that I have no reason to doubt. Interestingly as we were chatting in Cockfosters, Wenger drove past as we and he pointed him out to me. Wilshere is a friend of his and his Father-in-law owns a hairdressers also in Cockfosters. Apparently Wenger has still been going to the training ground! He was trying to find out from colleagues whether the Arsenal officials were in Germany trying to sign the Bayern midfield player, Tolisso. I would think it would be more likely to tie up things with Dortmundt in respect of Sokratis. In respect of Xhaka he is an excellent player, but played out of position by Wenger and in my opinion would be better used in a more advanced role on the left hand side of the 3 midfield players ahead of the 2 DM's.


6.) 01 Jun 2018 19:14:55
Why is Emery sharing his business with a club employee?
A few years back someone who really does speak to one of our very famous explayers kept sharing information with me from this explayers who is still involved with the club today.
He told me about 2 players who had already agreed to join us that summer, my question was " why is Arsene telling this explayer all his business? " and "how come if he's sharing it with you the media don't know about it?
Needless to say neither player ever arrived :-)
Sorry RG but you might want to try Heimz as your next sauce because they've kept thier recipe a secret for years:-)


7.) 01 Jun 2018 22:14:53
RG - Wenger lives in Totteridge, the training base is in Colney. Unless AW has completely lost his marbles since leaving, or you don’t know North London (or Hertfordshire) Cockfosters is not on the route between those 2 places. Also, out of interest, who’s at the training ground right now that he’d be seeing? A solitary, emotional Arsene haunting the halls of the training ground is a bit far fetched. I get this is a rumours site, but this is BS mixed in with what the headlines are on google. Boring.


8.) 01 Jun 2018 22:18:03
Also, hate to hammer home that this is BS, but unless Cockfosters is in Turkey where AW is currently on holiday according to every news outlet going, with David Dein no less, then you most definitely did not see him anywhere. Mug.


9.) 03 Jun 2018 07:36:58
Wenger is not in Turkey, he was photographed with his daughter in Cambridge, presumably I must have seen his identical twin in Cockfosters! I do wish my comment was read correctly, I never said he was on his way from his home in Totteridge to the training facillities at London Conley. I simply saw him, when the Arsenal employee pointed him out. Time will tell if we have signed Lichtsteiner, as the employee told me. I do wish people would think before they post abusive comments. I have a former PL player living next door and am friendly with Toby Alderwierald who lives locally. I live in an exclusive area near Cockfosters where many Arsenal and Tottenham players have and still live. Toby wants out and Man U is his chosen destination, but he is concerned that Levy will make the deal extremely difficult. Pochettino who also lives locally and I have met and had a few chats at a local restaurants, apperently wants to manage Real Madrid one day, although I very much doubt it will be now. I have a sneaky suspicion that Wenger may be given the role, but I am may be wrong, as it's just a gut feeling as there are not many options at present.


10.) 03 Jun 2018 08:48:12
Yeah. Yesterday. And what I said wasn’t abusive, it was just calling you out on nonsense or stuff that can easily be found by doing a google search.

{Ed001's Note - is Cockfosters by Dartford?}


11.) 03 Jun 2018 12:27:28
Oh no not that ip adress give away again:-)
RG mate if your going to make such fantastic claims then people are going to question you and the more offended you get by thier questions the less believable your posts become mate.
You make fantastic claims about yourself and your life but seem to get maybe just a tad to upset and defensive for anyone to take you seriously mate
Either just be your real self or be prepared to be asked to back up your fantastic claims mate, either one would be good.


 

 

30 Apr 2018 11:51:45
Interesting development, Zeljko Buvac has left his position as Klopp's right-hand man at Liverpool for 'personal' reasons. He was at Dortmundt at the same time as Sven Mislintat. Could he be the 'bold' choice Gazidis mentioned and the continuation of the German influence at the club? To depart from Liverpool now until the end of the season, just as the club are on the verge of reaching the Champions League final makes little sense, unless he truly has some personal problem to deal with. Perhaps he has told Liverpool that he is taking up the management role at Arsenal and the club wanted him out. This is pure speculation on my part, but it adds up, as Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Dortmundt defender Papasthatopoulos and are after German keeper Leno.

RG61

1.) 01 May 2018 00:19:48
i sincerely doubt arsenal would go for buvac over viera and arteta because all of them are inexperienced but arsenal would rather take a chance on an ex player than someone else. My gut feeling is if arsenal go for a german manager it will be nagelsmann.


2.) 01 May 2018 09:03:44
The words 'Bold choice' from Gazidis made me feel that they had the manager tied up and that he would be a shock choice, which would rule out the obvious experienced managers.
Therefore, the new manager is possibly an ex-player with little or no experience, an inexperienced manager or coach, at the highest level.
So:
Vieira, Henry or Arteta
Buvac or other coaches/ young or inexperienced managers.


3.) 01 May 2018 12:51:30
Is a bit strange now the press are mentioning him as a contender. I swear Ed001 is a liverpool fan. Have you heard anything on this Ed?

{Ed001's Note - he had been bickering with Klopp for a while, he left because he was being marginalised with regards to selection and tactics. I do not know if Arsenal are now in for him, but he has had a number of offers presented to him through the years, they didn't stop when he moved to Liverpool and have increased this season. I couldn't say if Arsenal are one of the clubs that are making him an offer. However I am expecting him to leave Liverpool as he has normally kissed and made up with Klopp by now, as they do bicker like an old married couple at the best of times. They are always falling out and getting back together, which is why no one was really taking any notice initially this time.}


4.) 01 May 2018 13:53:14
It makes complete sense that Buvac is a contender, as he has the German connection, knows Mislintat and is an experienced defensive coach. He is without doubt a bold choice and its odd timing to leave Liverpool on the verge of a possible CL final, with only a couple of weeks to go until the end of the season. He may not be the one, but is there really a stand out option? For me the top two managers are Mourinho and Guardiola, after that there are reservations for almost all candidates that I can think of.


5.) 01 May 2018 14:08:36
Thank you Ed. Wasn't aware they argued a lot. I'm not sure what to make of him tho. I've seen people say how he is the brains behind his work and it seems the others are running the transfer side of things so maybe itll work.

{Ed001's Note - he is a part of things, but I am not convinced he is irreplaceable.}


6.) 01 May 2018 18:07:25
If he was a young guy it would make sense but i really don't get why arsenal would appoint an introverted 56 year assistant manager who doesn't speak english to fill the big shoes left behind by wenger. That rumor doesn't add up. I don't think he is coming to Arsenal as a head coach or even an assistant coach.


 

 

 

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18 Feb 2019 09:06:24
Although I'm no longer a huge fan of Ozil, but I would start him against Bate on Thursday, as his creativity may be useful in breaking Bate down. I would also like to see Suarez start. Thoughts .

RG61

1.) 18 Feb 2019 10:02:16
When we had Ozil and Giroud we were crying out for better strikers for him to feed, now we have Aubameyang and Lacazette we have a clueless manager with no idea how to combine the 3. It’s almost criminal.

Emery is embarrassingly inept. Our defending is abysmal even with a fantastic little DM. That we got rid of Mislintat and kept this joker is unforgivable.

We have actually gone backwards in my opinion and backing this halfwit is a serious waste of time.

I don’t want him back but I actually think Wenger would be doing better with this squad.


2.) 18 Feb 2019 10:52:28
Only a media story so extremely possible it's not true at all but I read in a gossip round up this morning that Mesut is in Turkey for a few days due to not being included in our europa league squad this week.
As said it's probably totally unfounded but if it was to turn out to be true then it really would be crazy management in the extreme.


3.) 18 Feb 2019 12:44:58
Much as I expected, some fans are turning on Emery in his first season as manager. He was left a weak squad, and a team that finished 6th last season. We are currently in 5th place, a single point off a top four place. We have 5 more points this season than we did after 26 PL matches last season.
I believe that a decsion was made, for financial or other reasons to do our transfer business in the summer window, when the wages of Ramsey, Welbeck and probably others will be freed up and players moved on, bringing in much needed funds.
It has been a difficult season for Emery, as he had to bed in new players, whilst 3 players suffered season-ending injuries in a squad that was already short both in quality and numerically. We could well end this month in 4th place and in the last 16 of the EL, in one of the most competitive PL's I have witnessed, with 6 teams all vying for a top four place. With the other 5 teams entering a busy period, with CL, FA Cup and League Cup ties to play, we could possibly benefit and secure an outside chance of a top four spot.


4.) 18 Feb 2019 13:07:32
Much as I expected you are repeating yourself for the umpteen time RG Just constantly recycling the same old I know better than others with the same old superiority complex that comes with many thumbs ups attached :-)
Come on RG don't be shy, hit us with your new stuff mate :-)


5.) 18 Feb 2019 13:39:29
G62 - You do amuse me. I rarely, if ever, comment on what you say as little makes any sense and the purpose of posting on sites such as this is not to make personal comments, but to be constructive. If you don't appreciate my comments then simply ignore them. Clearly some people do appreciate what I say, as the positive thumbs often indicate. I for one never issue a negative thumb as I don't wish to deter people from making comments, even if they are idiotic in the extreme.


6.) 18 Feb 2019 14:15:38
Love you RG :-) you are funny.

Welsh gives names to the people who agree with him, like Jelfy and Crybaby, I was just wondering do you have special names for all the people who agree with your posts RG mate :-)

You've got to admit it is funny:-)

{Ed001's Note - Walter Mitty for instance?}


7.) 18 Feb 2019 14:49:56
I must admit I have on the very odd occasion agreed with one of RG posts just to confuse him and make him wonder " where did that one come from? I've only agreed with myself 8 times how come I have 9 thumbs ups " :-)
I know I know small things please small minds but hey ho it amuses me :-)


8.) 18 Feb 2019 15:05:26
Well said stoner someone who actually see’s what I’ve been saying, this manager hasn’t got a clue, last Thursday he brought on a sub changed formations 5 minutes later another sub different formation that’s just clueless.


9.) 18 Feb 2019 16:09:24
Spot on 62 mate, what a loser way of thinking. What weak squad, in fact this squad is a lot better than last year, we added a CD and DM and we still get exposed right left and centre. You clearly miss the point RG and your ambition match your excuses. Answer this please, how are we better tactically?
There is a reason to where we are at moment? A lucky winning run amd our rivals were as shyt as we. We are 10 points behind spurs and we were 10 points ahead of United and they over took us with the same squad.
So be real and be truely honest to your self mate.
Oh, its a banter site so you will get criticised every now then when people don’t agree with you and you should take it like a champ buddy. And enough if you don’t like what you read scroll down, I’m sure you are more mature than that.
Finally, read all your post and see how bloody repetitive you are, in fact I know it’s you before I even get to the name, I swear :)
In the end we are all arsenal mate.


10.) 18 Feb 2019 16:51:22
Gents I’m pretty sure every man and his dog knows RG61 is a fantasist as well as having been exposed as a liar and being utterly clueless about football yet here he is preaching the gospel or should I say cutting and pasting his gospel.

As Ed01 has mentioned the name RG61, it’s pretty clear Walter Mitty suits you to a tee.

Penthouses, private jets, playing football at a high level, friends with the rich and famous blah blah blah and all of it utter rubbish.

Were you not the one a few weeks ago continually using the term “the excellent Xhaka” only to suddenly change your tune. Emery will never take this club anywhere.

You literally post the same stuff over and over and over. You have zero credibility and I would put money on it that it is you continually liking the drivel you write. As Moe says I too know it’s your tripe before I ever get to your name.

But carry on fella, keep the laughs coming thick and fast. 🙄.


11.) 18 Feb 2019 17:10:02
I'm yet to hear one person come up with anything tangible Dick has done that we can all say " yes that is better than the past " Moe, it's all blaming the past for our current failings in formation tactics and 2018/ 19 performances.
I hear people say when Dick gets his own players we will see him at his best but how do they know that? How can anyone know that? It's all just wishful thinking rather than based on anything we've witnessed so far.
I'm not saying new players definitely won't improve us but if Dick really is a better manager than Arsene was in his last 5 seasons why aren't we seeing better performances and real tangible improvement on what Arsene could manage to get from this squad minus Torreira Guendouzi Papa of course?
The reality is so far Dick is proving to be no better no worse than Arsene and the only reason we are one point adrift of 4th place is because of Jose falling out with his players who finished runners up last season, since Olie took on United they have gone from 8 points behind to 1 point ahead of us and are looking like a different team with their new manager, if only we could say the same of Dick and Arsenal.


12.) 18 Feb 2019 19:11:35
Stoner, that's a bit harsh mate.


13.) 18 Feb 2019 19:28:55
Sorry Malaga mate but Emery has not done a single thing I can think of that has made us any better, getting the run around from Huddersfield and losing to a team that hasn’t played a competitive game for 2 months is as bad as it gets.

It’s no good buying someone like VVD if you have no clue how to organise us as a defensive unit.

There’s no excuse mate, he’s woeful.


14.) 18 Feb 2019 19:53:31
Has Sari improved Chelsea from what Conti delivered before him?
Most Chelsea fans would say no
Has Olie improved United? Most United fans would say yes.
Has Hodgson improved Palace? Most Palace fans would say yes
Why couldn't Arsene then and why can't Dick now but treated just like every other manager where by people call it really is right now rather than them be treated like a protected species that can't possibly be assessed by what on what is but instead can be only assessed on what might one day be?
You weren't happy with what Arsene achieved Mark so why are you happy with Dick for identical achievements mate?


15.) 18 Feb 2019 20:17:26
Hey John mate, I was telling stoner it was harsh on his attack of RG

As I said on here before, I will give Emery enough time to hang himself. But to have him strung up after 8 months is a joke.

Give him a coupe of summer Windows and see how it goes.


16.) 18 Feb 2019 20:33:51
Sorry Mark mate I thought we were in Emery mode not RG mode :-)
On Dick I think both him and Sari should be treated equally and if Sari has to prove himself at Chelsea by showing he knows what he's doing why we shouldn't make Dick an acception to the rules by which other top clubs assess.
As for RG, he'd be far better off being himself mate
I've seen people pretend to be something their not to make themselves popular but RG is the first person I've seen make himself unpopular by pretending to be something he's not :-)
If ever some one needed to Just go with the flow it's RG.


17.) 18 Feb 2019 20:45:33
Ahh sorry Malaga thought you were talking about Emery. I’m just not accepting his clear ineptitude mate.

He’s done nothing to show he can challenge for a title anywhere in his career with the exception of winning with PSG which is on a par the Celtic winning their league. My auntie could do that.

As for RG everything I said is true he’s pathetic mate. Just makes up utter garbage.


18.) 18 Feb 2019 21:08:41
Gunner, we all have our own options.


19.) 18 Feb 2019 21:10:12
Stoner I agree 100%.


20.) 18 Feb 2019 23:05:10
Hi Welsh I totally respect everyone's right to an opinion but I reserve the right to disagree with it and when I doubt someone's credibility or motives I not usually shy in saying so.
I respect SY very much because even though we didagee on many many things like his drinking wine and voting Tory the bloke says what he truly feels and not what he thinks will annoy others or get him attention and I admire that in anyone even if I don't agree with their opinion on everything.


21.) 18 Feb 2019 23:06:00
I have nothing tangible to add; I just want to be part of this epic thread!


22.) 18 Feb 2019 23:41:04
As for you Sharpie, you started all this in the first place!
Everyone was quite happy in our delusions until you started asking questions like
What is different under Emery?
Suddenly there we were back in real world seeing what was and wasn't there for real and before you know it we were all miserable again :-)


23.) 19 Feb 2019 00:30:21
We knew it’s bot going to be a quick fix but at least some improvements especially defensively which it was our biggest probtand after 8 month it still is and even more we begun to lack creativity, it really fell like same old same old.


24.) 19 Feb 2019 09:43:52
G62, misery loves company and now I have you and Stoner to keep me company.

I'm obviously not expecting miracles in Emery's first season, but for a man interviewed armed with dossiers on every player, he's definitely failing at getting better results out of these players. Change for the sake of change is pointless. Change that brings about enhancements is what I'm looking to see.


25.) 19 Feb 2019 16:23:50
I'm with you there 100% Sharpie mate, if we changed because we wanted a manager who do his coat up then it's mission accomplished with Dick but if our reason for change was purely with the hope of improvement on the pitch then it's not looking so rosy on the field as with the coat situation that's for sure.


26.) 19 Feb 2019 23:53:46
Gunner I was agreeing with you lol and stoner.


27.) 19 Feb 2019 23:54:53
I know one thing it’s nice not to be talk of the town for once 😂😂😂.


28.) 20 Feb 2019 16:03:10
G62, zippers and dick just don't belong together mate. Quite painful.


 

 

12 Feb 2019 10:01:22
Sad news, Gordon Banks has passed away. He was certainly England's greatest goalkeeper.

RG61

1.) 12 Feb 2019 10:34:00
Extremely sad news.
Top of the shop goalkeeper and seemed a really nice man too.
81 years isn't a bad innings at all and what an innings he had too, very few will ever experience what he achieved, world cup winner and that save from Pele, Gordon Banks will live long in the memory of millions.
God bless him and his family.


2.) 12 Feb 2019 19:48:46
Pele today, " of all the goals I scored the thing I get asked about the most is the one where I didn't score against Gordon Banks "
Tributes don't come any higher than that.


 

 

09 Feb 2019 07:49:10
Massive match today, as we start a run of 5 winnable matches, which could see us through into the last 16 of the EL and overtake Chelsea and Man U in the chase for a top four spot. During this period the other top four clubs have a very heavy schedule with CL and domestic cup matches to play.

Before we face the Toot we play:
(A0 Huddersfield
(A) Bate
(H) Bate
(H) Southampton
(H) Bournemouth

With the exception of the 3 players out for the season, all the other injured players should return this month.

RG61

1.) 09 Feb 2019 08:30:59
Great positive start to my weekend! 🤞 COYG and good luck Emery!


 

 

04 Feb 2019 09:20:45
An unsurprising result against City. The team must now get going and win the upcoming match at Huddersfield, beat Bate over 2 legs and follow up by winning the next 2 matches, both at home. The other contenders for the top four have a heavy schedule with domestic and Champions League fixtures, so although extremely difficult, don't rule out a top four finish.
We must show patience with Emery as the players he has brought in, except Lichtsteiner, have all been quality signings. Yesterday, Guendouzi, Torreira and Leno were arguably our best three players.
Hopefully the summer window will be more active, as some players deals will end and not be renewed, other will be moved on. We will then start to see a squad shaped by Emery.

RG61

1.) 04 Feb 2019 11:09:34
Why do you write all of your posts like a news reporter and always state the obvious? Annoying.


2.) 04 Feb 2019 11:35:54
5kywalker - If you don't like my style or content then simply don't read my posts.


3.) 04 Feb 2019 12:57:04
Good post RG.


4.) 04 Feb 2019 14:08:06
Agree Rg Feb is a big month, we need a few injured players back though.


5.) 04 Feb 2019 17:32:55
Good to see that Mavropanos is back.

I thought we were a bit unlucky yesterday with the goal right before half time and the handball goal. We didn’t play well, but with a bit of margins we could have gotten more out of it. They didn’t create that many chances.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know what game you were watching nor, the second half was like a training session for city mate..


 

 

30 Jan 2019 10:54:25
Sound like we are after Carrasco in addition to Denis Suarez. I am not at all sure we will get him, but Suarez and Carrasco would certainly be excellent additions, providing much needed width to the team and improving the attacking midfield options, which are arguably the weakest part of our team.
Please we secured 3 points last night in a difficult fixture due to the circumstances, whilst both Manchester clubs dropped points.

RG61

1.) 30 Jan 2019 15:43:01
would be shocked if you’ve ever seen either players actually play in a match.


2.) 30 Jan 2019 13:22:00
Ed do you think we get both of these and are these the players you knew about when you said we would sign a couple.

{Ed002's Note - I think YC will be difficult.}


3.) 30 Jan 2019 13:22:00
Ed do you think we get both of these and are these the players you knew about when you said we would sign a couple.

{Ed002's Note - I think YC unlikely and Milan offer him a better option. NKunku was the second I was referring to.}


4.) 31 Jan 2019 09:58:44
Seriously raver? Even you must be aware that matches in Spain are shown on TV, as are Belgium's International match and of course there is YouTube.


5.) 31 Jan 2019 15:14:23
I was completely unaware of this and I thank you for educating me on the subject. I am now convinced you have watched hours upon hours of match film on both players and in doing so are quite familiar with their strengths, weaknesses and what they will bring to The Arsenal.


 

 

 

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11 Feb 2019 16:20:00
Ornstein usually gets in right and £100m, plus any sales is nearer the figure we must spend to improve the team. As far as sales go, the problem is that the players we should sell have little or in some cases no value:
Chambers £10m
Mustafi £15-20m
Ozil - I can't see us getting anything, as his wages are astronomical.
Lichtsteiner- £0 end of contract
Welbeck - £0 end of contract
Ramsey -£0 end of contract
Monreal - £3-5m
Elneney - £5-8m
Cech - £0 end of contract and retiring
Jenkinson- £2-3m of we are lucky
That makes a maximum total of £45m, pus £100m, which totals £145m, for the 4 to 6 players we need to bring in. However, my gut feeling is that we will spend more like an absolute maximum of £100m, including sales. We will need a pair of fullbacks, a CB and a couple of midfield players, I am concerned that Denis Suarez won't be good enough and reports are already somewhat surprisingly emergeing to that effect.

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31 Jan 2019 09:56:45
Good to see young players getting first team experience in a top league.

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30 Jan 2019 10:48:23
Sounds like he is on his way to us. At best we will sign Suarez and another player, but there isn't much positive 'noise' in respect of a second signing.

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29 Jan 2019 15:32:17
Wire - Yes, well spotted, it should have read 'Wenger' not Emery.
I have been extremely impressed by Emery, who bought well last summer and needs the opportunity to form his own squad and replace failing players from the Wenger era.

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29 Jan 2019 11:48:30
The club was left in a financial mess by Gazidis and Emery. I read today that the pay off for Wenger and his backroom staff totalled £17.5m. The signings made by Emery and his team were remarkable for an outlay of only £70m. The wage bill Emery inherited is absurdly high. Ozil and Mkhitaryan are hugely overpaid and we still have to pay useless Jenkinson, etc.
I am certain that Emery would like to sign many more players and release others, but his hands are tied by the financial constraints, which will ease a little in the summer as sponsorship deals with Addidas and Emirates kick in. I would only expect another £70m, plus any sales. I would like to see us sell Ozil, Elneny, and Jenkinson (if possible) . We need to let Lichtsteiner and Welbeck go as it's the end of their deals and Ramsey is off. Others that need to step up or be shipped out are Mkhitaryan and Martinez. The scale of the job Emery has to do is huge and we must be patient.

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18 Feb 2019 13:39:29
G62 - You do amuse me. I rarely, if ever, comment on what you say as little makes any sense and the purpose of posting on sites such as this is not to make personal comments, but to be constructive. If you don't appreciate my comments then simply ignore them. Clearly some people do appreciate what I say, as the positive thumbs often indicate. I for one never issue a negative thumb as I don't wish to deter people from making comments, even if they are idiotic in the extreme.

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18 Feb 2019 12:44:58
Much as I expected, some fans are turning on Emery in his first season as manager. He was left a weak squad, and a team that finished 6th last season. We are currently in 5th place, a single point off a top four place. We have 5 more points this season than we did after 26 PL matches last season.
I believe that a decsion was made, for financial or other reasons to do our transfer business in the summer window, when the wages of Ramsey, Welbeck and probably others will be freed up and players moved on, bringing in much needed funds.
It has been a difficult season for Emery, as he had to bed in new players, whilst 3 players suffered season-ending injuries in a squad that was already short both in quality and numerically. We could well end this month in 4th place and in the last 16 of the EL, in one of the most competitive PL's I have witnessed, with 6 teams all vying for a top four place. With the other 5 teams entering a busy period, with CL, FA Cup and League Cup ties to play, we could possibly benefit and secure an outside chance of a top four spot.

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17 Feb 2019 13:58:34
SY4 - My point is that in the modern PL game, players are expected to perform both defensively and offensively, gone are the days when teams carried players who could only perform either defensively or offensively, particularly where the current 'pressing' trend is concerned. In recent seasons Wenger acquired too many players that were mainly attacking players. In his first decade at the club, we had players who contributed defensively and offensively, particularly in midfield. The players I mentioned offer little defensively, particularly Ozil, and hence the defence comes under increased pressure, with little assistance from the players I mentioned.
I think that is a bit of a harsh comment in respect of Yaya Toure, who admittedly did stroll around at the end of his career at City, but at his peak he could play as a DM and offered offensively. He scored a goal on average every 4 matches for Man City. He was closest I have seen to Patrick Vieira, both being what I call vertical midfield players, playing from back to front and not sideways, if that makes sense.

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{Ed001's Note - I give up, you are just a waste of time trying to discuss things with. Like Vieira my arse. What are you on?}


 

 

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17 Feb 2019 12:17:56
Yes, Ozil creates chances, but in order to win the Premier league players must have an all-round game and at Arsenal we have too few complete players. Iwobi, Ramsey, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, all lack quality when defending. This places immense pressure on the defence, which also contains the likes of Bellerin and Kolasinac that are not great defensively, but offer more offensively.

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{Ed001's Note - all-round game? Yaya Toure strolled around offering nothing for 85 minutes a game but City win the league. You need a balanced team, not 11 balanced players.}


 

 

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17 Feb 2019 12:13:25
I wanted Wenger to go and he did.
I was pleased with the appointment of Emery and feel he needs more time and funds.
I believe some players need to be moved on and others signed.
I support Arsenal whether they play well or poorly.

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