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06 Feb 2020 07:56:24
I read a report that Arteta intends overhauling the squad, which clearly makes complete sense, as the current squad has failed over the past few seasons, including the latter seasons under Wenger.

Apparently this includes selling Aubameyang, Lacazette and Ozil. Much as I like PEA, he turns 31 this summer and only has a year left on his deal, so cashing in makes financial sense.

Goalkeepers: We have 2 decent keepers.

FB's: We now finally have 4 decent full backs, plus AMN and Saka, that can fill in.

CB's: Reinforcements are clearly needed. Saliba arrives, but he is very young. Luiz is ageing, plus only has a year left. If Holding rediscovers his form after his injury, he should stay. We have to see if Mari is good enough. It's time to move on Sokratis and Mustafi.

DM's: Torreira, Xhaka and Guendouzi are decent, perhaps one more youngster.

Very short of attacking midfield players of quality.

Forwards:, Martinelli is the future and perhaps Nketiah. PEA, already commented. Lacazette will have a couple of seasons left and is currently off form. Probably time to cash in. Need to sign one top quality goal scorer and perhaps another youngster with potential.

911C4

1.) 06 Feb 2020 09:17:46
I just read another report that indicated Arteta wants another CB, a box to box midfield player and a much needed creative midfield player.

The club want these deals concluded early in the window, before the Euro Finals, after-which prices may rise for quality players.

I appreciate that these are only reports and could be nonsense, but much of their contents make sense.


2.) 09 Feb 2020 11:59:48
Rambo as the B2B midfielder - played right he could be our solution and his work rate is spot on, Mikel will stop the flicks plus he has epl experience. Brucie Bonus - he can score unlike the rest of our midfield.


3.) 09 Feb 2020 12:01:42
That could be a midfield 3 of

Granit - Torriera with Rambo Judy in front of them instead of Ozil

That’s a pretty good midfield - put Matteo on loan or on the bench as he’s not good enough or consistent enough yet.


 

 

01 Feb 2020 08:20:23
Intelligent window for the club. We have added 2 much needed defenders. Cedric can cover both full back roles, which frees Saka and Maitland-Niles to play further forward. Whilst Marí provides a left sided central defender, adding height as well. As they are both loans with options to make the deals permanent it reduces the risk element.

If they are not good enough then we simply don't take up the options.
We also sent a few youngsters out on loan, hopefully to get much needed playing time.
Tough match away at Burnley tomorrow. We need to start converting draws into wins.

911C4

1.) 01 Feb 2020 11:45:06
RG, who's the players that went out on loan and where did they go?


2.) 01 Feb 2020 14:26:34
Emile Smith Rowe (Huddersfield Town, loan)
James Olayinka (Northampton Town, loan)
Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers, loan)
Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln City, loan)
Konstantinos Mavropanos (Nurnberg, loan)
Deyan Iliev (Jagiellonia Bialystok, loan)


3.) 01 Feb 2020 14:37:49
Malaga; off the top of my head, in this window.
Mavropanos - FC Nurnberg
Iliev - Jagiellonia
John-Jules - Lincoln
Olayinka - Northampton
Smith-Rowe - Huddersfield.


4.) 01 Feb 2020 15:06:58
Thanks lads.


 

 

29 Jan 2020 13:50:58
Welcome to new signing Pablo Marí. Now for Cédric Soares.

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28 Jan 2020 13:46:52
Just read a report that we are after Southampton RB Cedric Soares. I like him as a player.

911C4

1.) 28 Jan 2020 18:14:25
Interested in opinions in respect of Cédric, as he is a RB I really like, yet Southampton allowed him to go on loan, with a view to a permanent transfer and I wondered why?

{Ed001's Note - he lost his way after a move he wanted to make fell through. His head hasn't been right since and he has struggled for form for the last season or two.}


2.) 28 Jan 2020 18:25:14
Thanks Ed - perhaps a love to Arsenal might motivate him. I just find it odd that Southampton appear to prefer Walker-Peters to Cédric.
I have a feeling that Arteta doesn’t rate AMN at RB, so these rumours make sense.

{Ed001's Note - I think the odder thing is that anyone would prefer Aurier at right-back to Walker-Peters.}


3.) 28 Jan 2020 18:42:43
True Ed, wonder why they sold Trippier, who is a decent RB.

{Ed001's Note - because he was not playing well and wanted to go.}


 

 

24 Jan 2020 05:28:47
Interesting reports that we are in for Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid at a reported £40m. Does that mean that Aubameyang will be going over the next 2 windows as his deal is below 2 years and it looks unlikely he will extend. Alternatively, Lacazette's deal will be down to 2 years this summer and he is struggling for form and goals. Another possibility is that he could provide an option wide left. However, I can't see us spending £40m without a sale to fund it.

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1.) 24 Jan 2020 08:12:56
I would rather us spend the 30m at CB to secure Mykola Matviyenko if i'm honest. It would need to be partially funded by a player sale though and I don't see that happening this month. Laca, Auba, Martinelli, Saka and Pepe are enough to see us through the remainder of the season. Nelson as well when he returns from injury.


2.) 24 Jan 2020 08:24:13
Agreed Glen. Although we have big problems up top with contracts running down.
Our CB issues need addressing, as realistically next season we will have Luiz, Holding and Saliba.
Chambers will miss a section of next season as he recovers from injury and for me he isn’t good enough. Sokratis should be sold as he will have a year to go and I wouldn’t extend his deal.
Mustafi has to be sold. Mavrapanos has been sent away on loan, will he mature into a quality CB? Medley hasn’t impressed to date, but is still young.


3.) 24 Jan 2020 12:04:17
Although I absolutely love Auba I think we should let him go if he wants a last shot at silverware. His value will be so much less in the summer. I'd like to take a chance with Thomas Lemar. A couple of years ago we were prepared to pay a club record for him and I can't believe he has lost the talent he had then. We should still have enough left over from Auba's sale to get Mykola in this window. Can't see our board doing all this in a week though 😉.


4.) 24 Jan 2020 13:30:29
The danger of selling PEA is that he scores most of our goals. Lemar would be risky as he hasn’t made it at Atletico and perhaps he would struggle with the physicality of the PL, much as Pepe appears to be doing. I certainly wouldn’t sell him in this window unless we obtain a huge fee and spend it on bringing in a quality replacement, a creative midfield player and a much needed CB.
I am concerned that we will cash in on PEA now to bring in a CB and Lemar. So, reading between the lines, get £60m for PEA and sign Lemar and the Ukrainian CB. I suppose a forward line of Lemar, Lacazette and Pepe, with Martinelli and Nketiah maturing, wouldn’t be too bad.


5.) 24 Jan 2020 15:42:08
I think a better option if both Laca and PEA don’t sign or at least don’t confirm in principle that they intend to, is involve Laca in a deal for Lemar if Arteta believes in Lemar that is and keep PEA til summer. I rate Laca tho he’s shy of goal form right now but PEA is captain and his goals is something we can’t afford to lose in Europe knock out stages. Either way, a CB should be our leading focus.


 

 

 

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21 Feb 2020 19:53:18
More and more impressed with Arteta. Unbeaten in 2020, 3 consecutive clean sheets (when was the last time? ) and the players improving.
Looking forward to a tough match on Sunday. Team selection will be interesting:
Leno
Bellerin Mustafi (if fit) Luiz Saka
Torreira (if fit) Xhaka
Pepe Ozil Aubameyang
Lacazette.

911C4

1.) 21 Feb 2020 20:53:58
Strange because he's started scoring but I'd leave out Lacca play Auba down the middle and Martinelli on the left and Cellabos in Xhaka place.
Although Xhaka like all the players is better under Arteta Torreira is better and faster in mind and body while Cellabos has to play in my opinion.


2.) 21 Feb 2020 21:00:59
I would like a bit of a change - push Saka further up field and push PEA up front in his better position. Would rather have Martinelli instead of Pepe who is a little in / out and stop / start due to lack of confidence.

Main change - come out with attitude, discipline and pass the ball in front of our man to run onto it rather than to stop and pass backwards

Leno
Bellerin Mustafi Luiz Tierney
Torreira Xhaka
Martinelli Ozil Saka
PEA.


3.) 21 Feb 2020 21:44:52
Teirney! Is he fit?
I thought he was out for the season.

{Ed047's Note - he’s out running on the pitch, has joined in some non contact training with the rest of the lads and is due back 7th March.


4.) 21 Feb 2020 22:48:39
Impressed RG you have been drawing not winning mate, you are even falling further behind spurs each week and we absolutely crap ourselves.


5.) 21 Feb 2020 22:56:55
Oh ok, cheers Ed047 mate thanks for that, wish the lad well.


6.) 21 Feb 2020 23:02:22
I’ll put Kola there for now then - think Saka needs to be further forward and PEA in the middle

Have a great weekend everyone and looking forward to Sunday - I’ll enjoy Saturday first though.


7.) 22 Feb 2020 01:54:34
Raver61 - Still stalking the Gooners I see! We are unbeaten in 2020, unbeaten in 9 matches, 3 consecutive clean sheets, with a positive energy around the club.
The toot have lost 3 matches in 2020 and could well be the first club where serial trophy winner, struck by the curse at the club, will emerge trophyless. This century toot have one trophy, a measly League Cup, whilst Arsenal have won 8 trophies. As you won’t win the PL this season, it will be 60 years since toot last won the league. 1961!


8.) 22 Feb 2020 15:14:43
Lost 4 and we are poor yet are 6 points ahead of your lot🤣😂🤣.

{Ed047's Note - you might be raver but you’re stuck with Mourinho and that is a bad bad thing mate.


9.) 22 Feb 2020 18:41:11
Raver61 a another defeat today for your beloved toot.


10.) 22 Feb 2020 20:53:07
It's a good job they got rid of Poch or they would be heading nowhere :-) .


 

 

17 Feb 2020 02:19:07
Great to see us win a match 4-0. It seems ages since we won by four goals in a league match. I thought Saka was outstanding, we must tie him down to a longer contract, as soon as possible.

Looking forward to Thursday, with 2 more matches this week, it is essential to utilise the squad.
Thoughts on Arteta's policy of selecting players that impress in training?

911C4

1.) 17 Feb 2020 08:33:36
It's creating a work ethic that we've not known for years so yes I think it's brilliant.
Obviously it was brilliant to see all the players so happy for Lacca when he scored but a huge shout out for Mustafi on that score, it was brilliant time see a player who has had his own struggles with form show so much genuine support for a team mate.


2.) 17 Feb 2020 14:22:18
Spot on g62. Mustafi will always have mistakes in his locker, he'll never be a world beater, but have to say he's certainly looked better than ever has done for us (not hard I know) but have to credit where credit due.


3.) 17 Feb 2020 14:26:38
Rg, I'm all for picking players that "show up" in training with performance and attitude rather than select players that get by on reputation. We seem to of had cosy squad attitude for too long, so I back arteta on this.


4.) 17 Feb 2020 15:17:49
100% Ramsgate mate, in the training the whole 26 man squad has an opportunity to impress the manager each and every day, if your out of favour or been in poor form the training ground is a great place to audition for a place in 18 if not the starting 11 and if the manager is prepared to consider your training ground performances when selecting his team sheet it's got to be a huge incentive to both train hard and well.


5.) 17 Feb 2020 17:03:24
It’s seems a really clever way to improve players attitude and effort. The teams fitness and attitude has changed beyond recognition. Towards the end of the 2nd half yesterday we turned up a gear and Newcastle couldn’t cope. All the players are improving. Hopefully, we can now go on a decent run of wins. Pepe showed glimpses of what we can expect for the fee we paid.


6.) 17 Feb 2020 18:39:08
Newcastle were resolute oppents yesterday and we were cautious of not going gun ho as we so often have in the past and getting picked off on the break, the first half hour was a snore draw with Newcastle being the more likely scorers but we got away with the couple of opportunities we conceded which is a huge improvement on the glut of opportunities we used to regularly conceded in virtually every game 100% relying on opponents poor finishing as our only real defensive plan.
Yup we are a long long way from good enough to be considered anything like top club challengers again but in my opinion Artetta has stopped us heading in the wrong direction and we are at least facing the right way again.


7.) 17 Feb 2020 20:09:48
I agree that you need to put it in during training but you also have to put it in while on the pitch and under pressure in match situations. I’m sure Matteo doesn’t give the ball away as much in training, a Mustafi makes simple 0yard passes, Bellerin doesn’t fall asleep and Granit look like he’s about to give a foul away every 3 minutes. He was so lucky not to give a penalty away in first 5 minutes and was booked for a ridiculous shirt grab for no reason 3 minutes later to pick up a yellow with over 80 minutes to play. Difficult if you’re brain works slower than your arm or trailing leg. the difference between him dictating the tempo Vs Ozil or him Receiving a pass Vs Ozil receiving a pass ( already balanced and on the half turn to give him extra seconds ) is just crazy.

So I agree - you must turn up and put it in but performances in a real live pressure environment is what earns the shirt. Sorry, I can’t fully agree.


8.) 17 Feb 2020 21:19:18
It's a fair point SY, it's no good being brilliant in training and awful on a match day but equally it's not the sign of a top professional who turns it in games but is late for or is a lazy trainer, it's all about doing both in my opinion.
In training you earn the opportunity then it's up to you to make yourself undroppable by taking that opportunity with both feet head and heart.
Poldolski would never have got on the pitch under Arteta :-) the was and still is last I heard Arsenal through and through but if the ball never came directly to him he wasn't arsed to chase after it, lethal shot but laziest player ever and used to drive me nuts seeing him walk everywhere.


 

 

15 Feb 2020 17:29:41
Looking forward to tomorrow's match. Hopefully, the break will have benefitted the squad and we get a much needed win. We have a decent run of fixtures communion and we need to get up the table and compete.

911C4

1.) 15 Feb 2020 19:54:29
Should be a good game, Bruce has done a good job at Newcastle so won't be a walk in the park but still a should win games.


 

 

10 Feb 2020 08:01:30
CB's for next season:

Out: Mustafi and Sokratis - Chambers (inj)

Keep/ in: Luiz, Saliba, Mari, Holding and a new CB.

Not sure whether Arteta rates Holding.

Thoughts?

911C4

1.) 10 Feb 2020 08:19:24
Keep Mari based on what RG mate?
Let's see the lad play before forming a rational opinion on him either way.
Maybe he will be a fantastic signing or a short lived stop gap until the summer window arrives, we just don't know and until we've seen him play 3 or 4 times we really believe able to have any kind of informed opinion either.


2.) 10 Feb 2020 09:41:57
On the basis, that it appears that we have signed Mari on loan with an option, at an agreed fee, to make the deal permanent in the summer window. Presumably done to avoid the entire fee going into this years accounts, with the tax year ending on 5th April. If the idea was simply to be a 'short lived stopgap' then there would be little or no point in including a purchase clause.
Of course we may not take up the option. However, I am trusting the judgement of Edu, who was instrumental in signing Martinelli from Brazil. As well as Arteta, who would have to agree to the player coming to the club.

{Ed002's Note - The 5th of April has no significance at all.}


3.) 10 Feb 2020 10:24:03
You have the option to buy a car on a try before you buy basis, it's a car you know very little about so you have two choices
A give it a try and see how it goes before you decide if it's a goer or not

B say no I'm fully convinced by this car even before I've seen or it driven it and I am very happy to make it as the car I want to keep for years ahead based entirely on what I hope it will be like

Why on earth would you or anyone choose option B? It makes no logical sense to me RG.


4.) 10 Feb 2020 10:52:55
Hi Ed- Arsenal, like all businesses is subject to the tax year and of course will make decisions based upon tax ramifications, which can be legally manipulated in certain cases as to which tax year the purchase falls in.
Presumably the timing of deals would affect FFP rules?
G62 - Car purchase bears no similarity to the loan/ purchase of a player. Players are scouted and deals are agreed subject to contract, medical etc. Loan deals are usually for one of a few reasons: Young players sent on loan to gain playing experience elsewhere. Players are loaned to clubs who cannot afford to buy them and cover all or part of their wages. To cover for injuries. Finally, deals with options to purchase would normally be for timing issues for the full payment.

{Ed002's Note - No, you are in some sort of fantasy world. Best to ignore the finances.}


5.) 10 Feb 2020 12:00:46
OK RG mate your choice, build your dreams around a player you know nothing about and declare him an excellent signing without seeing him but be warned if he shouldn't be all you dream he is you will once again have some serious excuses reasons and side stepping to do as you have so often in the past simply because you refused to see reality aposed to your own private world of self delusion.

Will Mari be a hit or a miss? I've no idea and niether has anyone anywhere yet because he hasn't actually played for us yet. Why not wait and see rather than put yourself in yet another corner you don't need to put yourself in.


6.) 10 Feb 2020 21:44:31
Give him a rest 62 mate lol, I'm one of those hoping he will be our VVD tbh.


7.) 10 Feb 2020 23:14:22
911 - our year end is 31st May. 5th April is the personal tax year end.

I read that he has the key skills we require from an Arsenal defender

1. He is a good player that struggled to impose himself in Europe
2. He really convinced people being part of a great Flamengo team last season.

He’s;

1. Capable of bringing the ball forward when necessary
2. a threat on set pieces.
3, a good passer

What about - reading the game, staying on his feet, tackling, heading and a natural defender with a bit of pace.

Fingers crossed 🤞.


8.) 11 Feb 2020 05:31:07
SY4 - Thanks for the date clarification, which I assume is correct and confirms my thoughts.
G62 - I didn’t state Mari was an excellent signing and the rest of your comment, as usual, is utter nonsense. I included him as a CB for next season and time will tell if I was correct.


 

 

29 Jan 2020 09:26:45
Sounds like Pablo Marí is on his way to the club. I would like us to sign Cédric Soares too. We will then have cover across the back four.
Next season:
RB: Bellerin, Soares and AMN
LB: Kolasinac and Tierney
CB: Marí, Luiz, Holding and Saliba
We can them sell: Mustafi, Sokratis and Chambers (when fit) .

911C4

1.) 29 Jan 2020 10:05:18
Arsenal sign mari while spurs sign gedson fernandes and steven bergwin that's the difference theses days RG.

{Ed047's Note - you need a quality coach to get them to play great footie though raver and sadly you’re stuck with Mourinho. Just saying 😉


2.) 29 Jan 2020 10:15:38
Bouncer, you have some balls coming on here comparing us to you.


3.) 29 Jan 2020 10:12:31
Raver61 - And you are a billion in debt and have £10m to spend on a forward. Can you remind us the last time you won the league? 1961 and waiting. The pain at The Lane just goes on. Even serial trophy winner Mourinho has his work cut out at the perpetual losers.


4.) 29 Jan 2020 12:31:56
Yes Malaga top players would rather join spurs these days instead of Thursday night football😁.


5.) 29 Jan 2020 12:57:07
Neither of the players you signed are top?
They are young with potential but coming from Dutch and Portuguese league as youngsters.
Both together aren’t as good as erikson who made the right decision and got out of your club.


6.) 29 Jan 2020 13:48:25
Oh dear raver61, it’s looking odds on that the toot will be playing on Thursdays next season, so don’t knock it!


7.) 29 Jan 2020 16:48:34
Chambers has been out on loan for 2 seasons and performed well, and played well since he's been back. He can also play rb, CB and Dm. I think he could be useful and deserves a chance too. What's the rush to push him out?


8.) 29 Jan 2020 18:54:44
Agree RG spurs will be playing Thursday night football next season but have every faith in jose mourinho doing well next season, I also think you lot will be a lot better next season as well,


 

 

 

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06 Feb 2020 09:17:46
I just read another report that indicated Arteta wants another CB, a box to box midfield player and a much needed creative midfield player.

The club want these deals concluded early in the window, before the Euro Finals, after-which prices may rise for quality players.

I appreciate that these are only reports and could be nonsense, but much of their contents make sense.

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01 Feb 2020 14:37:49
Malaga; off the top of my head, in this window.
Mavropanos - FC Nurnberg
Iliev - Jagiellonia
John-Jules - Lincoln
Olayinka - Northampton
Smith-Rowe - Huddersfield.

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28 Jan 2020 18:42:43
True Ed, wonder why they sold Trippier, who is a decent RB.

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{Ed001's Note - because he was not playing well and wanted to go.}


 

 

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28 Jan 2020 18:25:14
Thanks Ed - perhaps a love to Arsenal might motivate him. I just find it odd that Southampton appear to prefer Walker-Peters to Cédric.
I have a feeling that Arteta doesn’t rate AMN at RB, so these rumours make sense.

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{Ed001's Note - I think the odder thing is that anyone would prefer Aurier at right-back to Walker-Peters.}


 

 

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28 Jan 2020 18:14:25
Interested in opinions in respect of Cédric, as he is a RB I really like, yet Southampton allowed him to go on loan, with a view to a permanent transfer and I wondered why?

911C4

{Ed001's Note - he lost his way after a move he wanted to make fell through. His head hasn't been right since and he has struggled for form for the last season or two.}


 

 

 

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22 Feb 2020 18:41:11
Raver61 a another defeat today for your beloved toot.

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22 Feb 2020 01:54:34
Raver61 - Still stalking the Gooners I see! We are unbeaten in 2020, unbeaten in 9 matches, 3 consecutive clean sheets, with a positive energy around the club.
The toot have lost 3 matches in 2020 and could well be the first club where serial trophy winner, struck by the curse at the club, will emerge trophyless. This century toot have one trophy, a measly League Cup, whilst Arsenal have won 8 trophies. As you won’t win the PL this season, it will be 60 years since toot last won the league. 1961!

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21 Feb 2020 01:40:12
The resurrection of Mustafi is of biblical proportions.

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18 Feb 2020 12:39:31
We did start well under Emery.
However, we were at a very low ebb when Arteta was appointed. Since then we have only lost once. Most of the players have improved and the fitness and tactics are improving. Arteta needs to bring his own players in, to replace those that are simply not good enough and he needs the summer break to work on tactics etc. So far so good.

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17 Feb 2020 17:03:24
It’s seems a really clever way to improve players attitude and effort. The teams fitness and attitude has changed beyond recognition. Towards the end of the 2nd half yesterday we turned up a gear and Newcastle couldn’t cope. All the players are improving. Hopefully, we can now go on a decent run of wins. Pepe showed glimpses of what we can expect for the fee we paid.

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