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08 Jul 2020 13:41:58
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07 Jul 2020 22:59:36
Sick of slowing down the replays of potential dangerous fouls. Yes the contact looked bad but without playing at full speed you can't see the force or whether he tried to pull out. Normal speed can clearly see him pull away and not much force meaning it isn't a dangerous tackle.

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07 Jul 2020 23:15:26
Can someone explain to me why Vardy’s kick on Mustafi wasn’t checked by VAR? I’m not saying it’s a red I just don’t understand.

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07 Jul 2020 23:37:21
The game is changing players now get sent off for what could happen not what did give it 20 years it wil be a contact less sport.

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08 Jul 2020 01:30:28
My guess Dags is that it wasn't a typical 'ooh that needs to be checked' foul like Eddie's was. Still dangerous play and it still should have been but if you're looking for consistency from the officials you'll be waiting a long time - maybe forever.

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08 Jul 2020 07:27:22
Hi RG mate, good to hear from you and know you are well mate.

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08 Jul 2020 07:41:55
It was a sending off it was a disgusting challenge, if it was the other way around you would all have a diffrent tune,

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08 Jul 2020 10:53:06
Hello RG been wondering where you've been all the these months, I bet you missed the raver during lockdown and have now decided to come back to wind me up about Arsenal stuffing spurs on the weekend😁.

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08 Jul 2020 11:52:52
Hi Raver mate, Sundays derby has suddenly become supper huge as bragging rights in North London supremacy is the most achievable target for both clubs and would at least give the victor something to crow about if all else fails. Obviously both clubs hope to sneak into top 7 and Europa league qualification and of course we have the fa cup still to dream about but a win on Sunday is suddenly very very important to both teams and defeat is equally unthinkable to both teams also.
Should be a very passionate and high tension game mate. Jose must be secretly worried what defeat would do for his relationship with the Spurs fans who seem less than impressed by him so far.

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08 Jul 2020 13:34:53
I have no confidence mate, we are a bang average side these days and it will be back to the 90s for us very soon where we will finish between 7th to 14th every season, you lot have a plan we don't and arteta will do well there with those excellent youngsters coming through the club in the next few years.

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07 Jul 2020 22:40:18
Missed opportunity I feel - always going to be difficult going down to 10 men, had chances for 2-0 . not to be.

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07 Jul 2020 23:07:44
On the bright side, 10 points from last 4 games! I reckon that's the best form of this season by some distance, without checking stats first of course.

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07 Jul 2020 23:13:30
Hey missed chance to go two up in the first half but we were the better team and proof we are more of a unit. But looks like fatigue played a part.

We had two chances to used Pepe, replacing Lacazette (not because of the red but pace) and then again with ten men pace could have pose a threat playing the counter and fresher legs one would have presumed.

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07 Jul 2020 10:25:03
Big game tonight

Not sure how it will go, but on current form a win is possible.

Would like to see Pepe on the right, Saka on the left and PEA through the middle. I think this is our strongest forward line.

Midfield I would stick with Danny Boy and Granit

Defence has been pretty solid with a back 3 with the wingbacks supporting the midfield

I'm going for a 2 nil win.

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07 Jul 2020 11:56:26
Really like how we defend in a back 3. I never would have thought anyone could make a backline of Mustafi, David Luiz and Kolasinac screened by Xhaka capable of a clean sheet, so hats off to Mikel.

Agree that I'd like to see Pepe, and Torreira to start.

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07 Jul 2020 12:24:04
It's difficult at the moment because of the break and no proper preseason before the restart but I'd love us to have a settled best 11 starters who play together week in week out.
Injuries and suspension will always come and create opportunity for squad players to displace first choice players but so many champions each season seem to use the least amount of players, I know when Leicester and Chelsea last won the title they didn't rotate players tp keep everybody happy but played thier best 11 whenever possible.

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06 Jul 2020 21:52:41
Great question from PEA's bro as I can't work out why we waste him out wide - play 4 4 2 or at least our deadliest striker down the middle

: "I like Mikel, he's a good coach.

"He's a good coach but I don't like when he puts my brother on the left.

"I don't like this, but he's a good coach. "

He added: "I don't understand this! "

"I don't understand. I don't like when he plays on the left.

"I like when he plays striker.

"But I like him [Arteta]. He's good. He has, you know, character. "

Play him in his best position Mikel and show some common sense- stop accommodating others.

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06 Jul 2020 22:07:13
Balance mate.

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06 Jul 2020 22:28:03
How to use Eddie Laca Martinelli as well as Auba is Mikels quandary but it shouldn't be, if he's going to keep Auba play him where he's best.
My main concern with Mikel is his training well = starting 11.

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07 Jul 2020 07:28:04
Gunner - I understand that but when England had Woods and Seaman - did they play one in goal and the other at right back or was one on the bench? Did they play Lineker on the wing so Wright could play? Sure they also tried to play Lampard, Gerrard, Rooney etc etc etc all at the same time to accommodate names rather than the best 11 for each position - sure Gerrard even played right back.

If PEA is a great striker - play him down the middle. If Ozil is a great number 10 then play him there and figure out the formation and best players for the slots. Don’t push PEA on the wing to accommodate Eddie of all people or Laca. Seems crazy to me. If we have two great strikers - then play 4 4 2 or 3 4 1 2. Whatever but don’t waste our best player.

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07 Jul 2020 08:08:20
Sy4 goal keeper is a bit different from a forward 🙈.

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07 Jul 2020 09:08:10
Seems to score an awful lot of goals from the left . A) he’s on the pitch B) he still scores tons of goals C) so do Sterling, Mane and Salah ( on right) whereas Firminho vital by the way scores less playing down the middle COYG.

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07 Jul 2020 09:23:10
SY I'm with you mate others should accommodate Pea if need be not the other way round. But like with Xhaka, Wenger Emery and Arteta all see it the same, Xhaka first name on the sheet and Auba on the left, it's a mystery to me but all 3 have done the same thing.

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07 Jul 2020 12:01:34
Nonsense I'm afraid. Auba is better on the left wing. 0.83 goals per game from that position compared to .57 or less from centre and right. He gets more touches, can use his speed to isolate his marker, and can open up his body better. If we had someone who could feed better through balls then maybe but as it stands, he is just better on the left.

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07 Jul 2020 20:10:08
Who forever when Mustafi joined we didn’t lose in something like his first twenty.

Ceballos has been really proactive in the middle never hiding go looking for the ball, just holding on it a little too much at times.

If can score before the drink break and after going into halftime it could it sealed. We are at home we should go at them.

Come on you Arsenal!

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06 Jul 2020 20:35:54
So what's the good news story this week?

{Ed001's Note - I found a penny on the floor earlier, does that count?}

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06 Jul 2020 21:50:43
Find a penny pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck, pass it on to a friend and your luck will never end. Ed0001 FRIEND! :-) ,

{Ed001's Note - football friend?}

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06 Jul 2020 22:46:26
As long as you pass the penny onto me you can call me anything you like Ed001 mate, even a tory at a push, I'm easily bought :-)

{Ed001's Note - and cheap, just my type!}

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06 Jul 2020 15:26:14
Who was on here a few months ago when Unai Emery was sacked and were begging for us to appoint the "serial trophy winner" Mourinho? Come out with your hands up!

Where are you now, with less than six months of playing time later, Mr Mourinho is busy deflecting, grumbling, dropping his better players "to make a point", and behaving exactly the way my six year old can when he doesn't get his way, precisely the same as he did at Milan, Madrid, Chelsea (second time around) , Manchester United and now - surprise, surprise, at The Toot?

Do you still prefer José now, or happy that we went with Freddie as a stop-gap and then have been bold with Mikel?

Still a very, very long way to go, but clubs do re-build, can attract top class players and - given time and coaching and skill, a bit of luck and some money (we ain't skint, not Portsmouth skint, not Sunderland skint, not Wigan skint, not Bury FC skint) - do and can come again.

Klopp took time, even Pep didn't win owt first season at Citeh, OGS is having an impact at United so I am delighted with recent progress and we need to be patient.
Been a poor season, but the last few games, two new contract signings and the astonishing transformation of players I had publicly given up on (Kolasinac, Mustafi, Luiz, Xhaka) , and the hard-line taken against players who don't toe the line (Guendozi, Ozil (allegedly) ) gives me a real feel of optimism.

You can stick your José where the sun don't shine (which from memory was all four corners of the old White Hart lane (I haven't been there since 1986) ) .

I am fickle enough that I might change my choon after Leicester, Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester City, but least I am honest!

Max Cannon Von Hoeff.

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06 Jul 2020 17:04:51
I wasn’t one lol.

{Ed047's Note - you sure? 🤔

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06 Jul 2020 20:35:17
I was not a fan from the very start Of Emery and did not want José near our club

I didn’t want Rogers either.

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06 Jul 2020 21:22:47
I was slated when i said I didn’t want emery, from the start and even b4 he arrived.

I wanted simone or that other bloke with a weird name from Germany lol or Wenger back.

{Ed047's Note - Nagelsmann, would have loved him

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06 Jul 2020 21:58:04
I think you'll find I said get Nuno as soon as Arsenes leaving was announced back in early 2018 and well before Wolves were even promoted!
I think you'll also find i sometimes make stuff up :-)

{Ed047's Note - 🤣🤣

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07 Jul 2020 09:14:40
I will hold my hands up, I think I might of said get him in even though he doesn’t stay around any club for any long, it was to try and change the mentality

Clearly I was wrong - MA looks to have got the players on side?

A win tonight and i'm even more convinced - the transfer window will be decisive for us, without a doubt

It will probably be a good thing there isn’t a summer break between seasons also.

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07 Jul 2020 14:49:05
Fair play Banbury mate, it could have gone the other way had Jose rediscovered his old original Chelsea self again at Spurs, that would have been very bad news for us.
It's strange because when he's not involved with a club and in the TV studio as a pundit he's seems to be his old funny charming self again but once he's back in the manages role he seems to revert back to the angry bitter one again which is a shame for the game because he was once such a brilliant asset to football, his team were successful on the pitch and he was top value entertainment off the pitch when at his best all those years ago.

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05 Jul 2020 21:38:55
Big game Tuesday then the big North London title decider next Sunday. Finishing above Spurs is hardly a reason to get the open top bus out or get town hall ready but it would be the first time in 5 Seasons? And something to smile about.

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06 Jul 2020 07:29:52
What a run of games - Leicester, Spurs, Liverpool then City. strap in boys. Let’s see what we’re made of 👍👍👍.

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06 Jul 2020 09:21:35
Jose saying Arsenal fans only mock Spurs because we are as useless as them, I think he will find the fans of both clubs mock each other at every opportunity regardless how either are doing.
Wow Spurs made a huge mistake with Jose and for all our clubs faults we didn't at least go down the Jose Mourinho route.

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06 Jul 2020 14:29:22
To for is there for the taking

Imagine if we take maximum points in the next 3 games, it will be game on.

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06 Jul 2020 14:48:17
* top 4.

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06 Jul 2020 15:13:25
We can get a maximum of 64 points and only once in the last 20 seasons has a side finished 4th with less than 66 pts, that was Everton in 2004. Obviously the odds of 64 being enough aren't great at all and if you couple that with us having to make it 8 wins in our last 8 games to get that 64 points total makes it all the more unlikely, it's possible but very unlikely to happen.
I think given the season we've had over all top 7 and Europa league qualification would be a very acceptable first half season from Mikel.

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05 Jul 2020 18:13:36
I see James Milner is leaving on a free

Any thoughts anyone? Good attitude, versatile, a fill in for a year?

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05 Jul 2020 18:46:05
Winner Winner Chicken dinner at Manchester City and Winer at Liverpool too, champions league premier league he's won it all without ever being a superstar but always being an invaluable cog in very successful wheels.
I think our youngsters would really benefit from a year with boring James Milner as he refers to himself as :-)

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05 Jul 2020 19:28:19
Hahahha Hahahah joke of the year so far 😂😂😂.

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05 Jul 2020 19:53:39
It wasn't that funny Welsh mate, Len Goodman used to say winner Winner Chicken dinner all the time on strictly but pleased you enjoyed it so much ♥.

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05 Jul 2020 20:20:29
I'd love him at the club, exactly the sort of personality we need in the dressing room. Like Gunner62 said, proven winner and always been a really valuable asset.

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05 Jul 2020 20:34:40
He reminds me of Micheal Carrick in some ways Akie mate, unassuming proven winner time and again who seldom grabbed the headlines but was hugely popular and appreciated by the clubs fans.

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05 Jul 2020 21:01:51
He’d be good for us I think, great attitude and brings bags of experience and know how.

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05 Jul 2020 23:01:33
If it was to happen he might also be a good man for Arteta to have in his team after his playing days are over too. Obviously all pie in the sky but!

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06 Jul 2020 00:04:08
A player who should have been player of the year some where in the last 5 or 6 years.

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06 Jul 2020 03:52:26
Thought he had 2 years left on his contract? If he leaves I imagine it'll be to Leeds.

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06 Jul 2020 08:58:07
I remember something being said about him going back to Leeds SirWenger, would be an obvious transfer if/ when they get promoted.

{Ed001's Note - he only just agreed a new deal with Liverpool, why would he be leaving on a free? What a ridiculous thread. He signed a 2 year deal.}

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06 Jul 2020 09:10:05
Oh in that case he's rubbish over the hill and not good enough for Arsenal anyway :-)

{Ed001's Note - now that's more like the Arsenal site we know! ;-)}

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06 Jul 2020 09:20:09
I can’t believe what I’m reading.

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06 Jul 2020 09:26:48
It's the only way Ed mate, I used to have a philosophy that any girl who said no to me had time be gay, Corfu was absolutely teaming with gay women as was Spain and the vast majority of towns cities and villages in Britain too :-)

{Ed001's Note - I can believe it mate, there are lots of happy people everywhere.....}

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06 Jul 2020 10:31:04
They seemed very happy when they laughed thier heads off at the idea of spending the night with me mate :- (.

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