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03 Aug 2019 14:18:19
Apparently Barcelona want 27 million for a loan deal involving Coutinho. Not bad if it's a 5 year loan.

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03 Aug 2019 17:09:01
If they are asking that it prob includes his 300k per week wages which is 15mil, if it happens I’ll eat my hat!

Would much prefer we went back in for Zaha.

03 Aug 2019 17:57:00
Much prefer we talked and sectioned improving the damn defence as it’s porous at best. I’ve seen nothing preseason to suggest we’re better organised. Looks like we are going to try to outscore the opposition - that will be tricky as our midfield has not really stepped up with goals except Rambo. Plus PEA isn’t ruthless enough.

Please please please sign a defensive coach and at least 2 or 3 defenders. We’ve got enough firepower in youth, existing and new signings.

{Ed047's Note - I appreciate pre season isn’t a real guide but we have looked like a carbon copy of last seasons awful defending, which is naturally a concern.

I believe a CB is still on the cards to come in and we need to look beyond Tierney who is way to injury prone. Seems to have a recurring hip problem.

03 Aug 2019 19:08:01
There is no fear factor when playing Arsenal simply because all teams aleats fancy there chances of scoring past us.
Any team that keeps it tight against at the back automatically gains the upper hand because they absolutely know we will always gift them chances in the game.

03 Aug 2019 18:44:48
Cahill has been made an offer but it seems to have gone quiet. I presume he’s been made a 2 year offer by a lesser team.

03 Aug 2019 18:49:19
Like medical failing recurring hip problem? Does it matter? Källström had a broken back.
But seriously, why are we after him if he’s crocked?

{Ed047's Note - he’s lost over 140 days with 3 separate hip injuries and that surely has to be a concern.

03 Aug 2019 18:53:31
That’s exactly what I said the other day, from what I’ve seen from the preseason game it was exactly where we left it last season, and if we continue to be this rubbishy organised at the even if we had VVD we will still be leaking goals, but if it carries on like that I’m sure we will be looking for Emery’s replacement.

03 Aug 2019 19:00:54
Ed, who heads up our defensive coaching? They need to be fired.

{Ed047's Note - Carcedo and Villanueva are the first team coaches with Emery, they brought in Freddie but I don’t think any of them can be classed as defensive coaches mate.

03 Aug 2019 19:10:32
Hmm, first time I've heard that about Tierney. Still have Kolasinac though, right?

{Ed047's Note - he’s also lost 85 days with ruptured ankle ligaments, 22 days with a calf injury, first hurt his hip in Dec 18, then again in April 19 followed by groin surgery in May 19 and a further hip problem in June 19 which is still causing him the problem now.

03 Aug 2019 19:25:56
We are currently like a boxer with a glass jaw and no matter how powerful you are on the attack if you can't take a few punches you are always as likely to get picked off with sucker punches and see your chances of ever being a contender heavily reduced.

03 Aug 2019 19:43:15
So we don’t have any defensive coach? Did Tyson just have a dietician. wtf

That’s annoyingly stupid and naive of the club - I xxxxing give up with this bunch. Just as I start feeling good I hear that. I’m off for a rose wine

No wonder we are clueless in defence - why hasn’t Emery addressed this gaping hole in the back room staff

Sorry Malaga - not a positive post but you must admit it’s pure stupidity from Emery.

{Ed047's Note - of the two coaches Carcedo is the more defensive, he was a midfielder where as Villanueva was a striker.

When he arrived it was muted that Carcedo wouldn’t be happy that we’d conceded 51 goals.

The hope has to be that once Mustafi is moved on and someone better brought in that maybe he can then work some magic.

03 Aug 2019 19:58:56
Ed that’s very precise detail re the injuries to Tierney

Maybe we could suggest you got out a bit more 😂.

{Ed047's Note - I get out regularly, with my carer! 🥴

03 Aug 2019 20:10:02
Thanks Ed.

To be fair with or without Mustafi we’re disorganised at best. I blame the coach and to not have a specialist defensive coach screams stupidity from the club and manager. It’s out Achilles Heel and needs protecting / sorting / acknowledging - so so so frustrating.

Again - thank you for responding to my ranting questions. I know it must be hard staying professional on responses with idiots like me. I love our club and want to win but we can’t if we can’t defend. I wAnt Emery to succeed but he’s not helping himself

Thanks and happy Saturday.

03 Aug 2019 20:35:51
Not having a defensive coach is nothing new, pretty much like Arsene Emery doesn't seem the type to share responsibility with anyone who would compromise his attacking philosophy.
It's incredible that we parted with our last manager because he refused to address the obvious weaknesses with someone who shares the same ideas.

03 Aug 2019 21:58:26
Can’t believe the board doesn’t sort this out especially if we’re investing 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰.

03 Aug 2019 22:28:12
They will SY, if we don't improve significantly between now and January February I think Fredie will be caretaker manager for the remainder of the season.
I genuinely don't see the board allowing Emery to continue to ignore our defence needs all by next season.
Edu will be watching every game I'm sure and I can't see him being happy to watch us get sucker punched on a regular basis without having a word in influential ears.

04 Aug 2019 11:21:21
Like surely it has to be cheaper and a wiser choice economically to employ a specialist defensive coach to improve what we have currently than to say the defenders are a flop and try and buy new ones and continue to train them with if what's said above is true two midfielders and a striker, surely they are going to regress, mustafi was highly regarded before he signed and we were willing to pay £30+ million for him. We can sign the best players, but if we train them badly we are never getting anywhere!

04 Aug 2019 12:08:28
100% agree Eden, good players do regress at Arsenal and have for a decade now.

04 Aug 2019 15:27:00



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