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15 Oct 2019 10:03:20
Reports that AC Milan are after Elneny, who hasn't settled in Turkey, for a reported £13m. If Sanllehi pulls that one off he is truly a genius.
Other reports indicate that both Milan clubs are interested in Ozil, who seems odds on to move during the next window, getting some or all of his inflated wages off our books would be excellent.

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14 Oct 2019 10:36:16
Reports that we are interested in a young Spanish CB, Pau Torres. Perhaps our CB's for next season will be: Luiz, Holding, Saliba and Torres.
Sokratis will be in the final year of his contract, so perhaps we will try to sell him. Mustafi will be allowed to go.
Madley lacks experience and could benefit from a loan deal.
Mavrapanos has suffered from injury and doesn't appear favoured by Emery. Perhaps a loan deal would be beneficial.
Chambers, at best a utility player providing cover.

911C4

1.) 15 Oct 2019 21:36:37
If Santi is recommending Torres he must be good!


2.) 15 Oct 2019 22:25:05
why always single Chambers out in every post?


3.) 15 Oct 2019 23:01:18
Remember how we used to all pull the girl we liked the best pigtails in primary school Eden mate :-) .
Obviously RG is well aware Calum is completely out of his league and over compensates to hide his true feelings, over being the operative word as in OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER again, and again and again AND AGAIN, basically yet another bog standard RG post :-)


4.) 16 Oct 2019 10:25:21
He is obsessed! 😂 I think we really know who has the crush!


 

 

02 Sep 2019 07:25:38
Fans continue to criticise Emery, but don't forget he has only had one season to form the squad as he wishes. He has brought in a total of 8 permanent signings, which includes young Martinelli and Tierney who has yet to start. Next season Saliva arrives.
I am sure Emery wishes to sell and replace: Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Mustafi. Is he convinced by either option at RB and Kolasinac at LB?
My main concern is the defensive side, let's see if the 3 returning defenders improve our defence.

911C4

1.) 03 Sep 2019 01:13:10
Our display against Spurs was very encouraging, we were all over them for large parts of the game. The goals we conceded were poor but ultimately hard to blame on the manager.
First goal: individual error from Sokratis + individual error from Leno
Second goal: Utterly stupid from Xhaka.

If the football we put together in the second half is what we can begin to expect from Emery's team then I'm very impressed. Ironically it reminded me a lot of Poch's early days with Saints, in terms of the pressing, energy and attacking threat, but without the defensive stability (yet) .


2.) 08 Sep 2019 12:13:15
Wenger won the title in his first full season.


3.) 09 Sep 2019 08:41:21
Fans do continue to criticise Emery, in my view because there remain baffling elements to his leadership; accepting that not all transfers in and out will be done at his sole bidding, there has been some crazy activity:
* Ramsey's allowed departure
* Pepe - who of course could turn out to be very good - ahead of a proven Premier League player in Zaha, who publicly wanted to come, who could have been bought for the same if not less.
* the persisnet caution over playing Lacazette and Aubameyang together when it is plain to see they are a beautiful and harmonious strike force who bring out the best in each other.
* Torreira - by far and away our most effective defensive midfielder last season, but used so sparingly and often being favoured by.
Emery's most baffling muse of all: Xhaka.
I could bang on and on about Xhaka, but simply ask: why? And Captain too? Unfathomable.

To give balance: Iwobi. Up to £35m in total! Genuis, sheer genius.


 

 

02 Sep 2019 07:00:27
Thoughts on reports from Italy that Mkhitaryan May join Roma on loan?

911C4

1.) 02 Sep 2019 10:21:35
Does he need the money for his plane ticket?


 

 

01 Sep 2019 06:57:19
With rumours of a £3m fee for Monreal, it seems odd that the reported fee was only £250,000. Thoughts?

911C4

1.) 01 Sep 2019 07:39:45
For some strange reason we wanted him gone, makes absolutely no sense to me but time will tell as always.


2.) 01 Sep 2019 10:48:54
Hi G62 - I have felt that both Monreal and Kolasinac had deficiencies in their game. Monreal lacked pace and Kolasinac lacks defensive ability. Hence why we signed Tierney and unless Kolasinac improves defensively I can see him being replaced in the not too distant future, maybe in one of the next two windows?

As far as selling Monreal, we bank the low sum paid, plus we get his wages off our books. I assume that Tierney will be back soon, so we have 2 options at LB.

As far as the cover Montreal provided at CB, we still have: Luiz, Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Mavrapanos, Chambers and at a push Medley, who clearly isn't ready to play PL level yet. Whether we play 2 or 3 CB's that is ample cover. Before people say we should have sold sold Mustafi rather than Monreal, perhaps yes, but we haven't been able to do so.


3.) 01 Sep 2019 19:16:35
Hi RG if everything goes according to plan your 6 numbers come up you live a life of luxury but! Just on the off chance your lottery numbers don't come up you need an alternative plan to pay your way until they do come up, Tierney has had injury problems for 18 months and was injured when we bought him and even when eventually he is fit he will moving up several levels from Scottish premier to English premier league and when you take all those things into account Tierney is very unknown risky basket to place all your eggs in unnecessarily.


4.) 01 Sep 2019 20:49:48
G62 - what a peculiar comment. The medical team will have checked Tierney and I am sure he will return fit and will be an upgrade on Monreal.


5.) 01 Sep 2019 21:42:56
Is it the same medical team that checked Kim Kalstrom :-) .
Hopefully Tierney will be available by October and be a sensation but personally I'd have hedged my bets until it happened rather than replying on hope alone.
Just doesn't make sense to me especially when you consider we only received 70% of one week of Mesuts weekky wage in return for Nacho.


6.) 01 Sep 2019 21:43:03
To be fair if you read his goodbye message doesn't he say about wanting to go back home. Guy just went about it in a more dignified way than someone else did.


7.) 02 Sep 2019 07:18:36
G62 - surely even you are aware that we have changed the medical set up at the club since the Kalstrom episode.
It appears that Tierney will return after the International break, which would have influenced Emery’s decision to sell Monreal. We have two LB’s, which is normal, perhaps he has player in mind who can play in that position if necessary.
There will be a saving in wages which can go towards the cost of a signing in January. Perhaps we are looking for another left back as I recall Emery has been looking to sign a LB since he arrived as he didn’t seem convinced by either options. We may indeed replace Kolasinac, who lacks defensively.


 

 

 

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09 Oct 2019 10:21:24
As a result of the International boredom, please list your all time best Arsenal 11, mine:

Seaman
Anderson Campbell Adams Cole
Pires Vieira Brady Overmars
Henry Bergkamp

Such a difficult decision as we have had so many superb players. I have probably omitted a player or two that should have been selected!

911C4

1.) 09 Oct 2019 22:14:51
Going to base this on the players I've seen over the ones I know were good but never managed to watch. Also 4-3-3 because it's how I like to see us play:

Seaman
Sagna Adams Campbell Cole
Vieira Petit Fabregas
Henry Bergkamp Pires.


2.) 10 Oct 2019 00:15:42
Seaman
Lauren Adams Campbell Cole
Freddie Vieira Rocastle Pires
Henry Bergkamp

Bench: Brady, Keown, Anelka, Jennings, Gilberto, Wright, Overmars.


3.) 10 Oct 2019 02:18:38
Almunia

Eboue Cygan Scuillachi Andre Santos

Glen Helder Malz Denilson

Bendtner Chamakh Chu Young

Could beat anyone on their day!

{Ed047's Note - at darts?


4.) 10 Oct 2019 08:05:10
:-) Ed047.


5.) 13 Oct 2019 00:35:36
Well billy mate, but of these guys made it to the CL regularly lol.


 

 

05 Oct 2019 08:15:44
In the January window which players do you believe the club will sell or loan out and what are the two most important positions that need new signings?

911C4

1.) 05 Oct 2019 08:43:45
Not sure we will buy anyone of true quality but I can see Ozil going.


2.) 05 Oct 2019 15:02:20
One player I think needs a spell on loan is Maitland Niles! I like him and he wasplayed out of position but I think we have tons of midfielders in his position and he can be too casual for my liking. Needs game time in midfield which I think he won’t get . Chambers to cover hector . Disappointed in Ozil, expected him to make himself undroppable in training . Obviously not the case real shame as he is class on grass when on it . Think he’s on his way out COYG.


3.) 05 Oct 2019 15:27:28
Agree sussex, Amn needs a loan at a club where he can get a game every week and a position, unlike Eddie, who is being wasted at Leeds. How Ozil can look at himself in the mirror, with the effort he hasn't put in, too at least try and justify his stupid wages, is embarrassing. The sooner he is gone the better, we haven't missed his non influence in the games he played in the last 18 months. His work ethic is pathetic.


4.) 05 Oct 2019 17:09:06
🤞 Luiz, Granit and Mustafi

Get Chambers, Holding and Mavrapanos into the team plus a new signing from above sales

🤞🤞.


5.) 05 Oct 2019 17:21:15
Steve you don’t know what goes on in training, he could be putting a world of effort in, there is clearly been a huge personality clash IMO.


6.) 05 Oct 2019 17:41:45
Who cares what we are paying him. He’s got to put a better effort in than Pepe - if it’s on merit then surely others should be ahead of Pepe. One rule.


7.) 05 Oct 2019 17:56:07
Absolutely agree with that Banbury we just don't know what happens on the training field but we do know Emery wasn't keen on using Mesut last season and wanted him to leave in the summer.
Others offer much much less but play regularly while Ozil maybe not be everyone's cup of tea no one can deny his abilty or his assists record at Arsenal, in his 1 game this season was it 1 or 2 assists in that match?
He seems to get on really well with all his team mates so it's as difficult to understand why Ozil is frozen out as it to understand why Xhaka is undropable.


8.) 05 Oct 2019 18:12:14
SY and 62 spot on, if it is personality then that’s ridiculous, it can’t be ability and it can’t be effort as SY says Pepe is looking every bit the championship play he isn’t supposed to be .

Very odd.


9.) 05 Oct 2019 19:10:21
My personal opinion and that's all it is, the reason behind it all are Mesuts huge wages making such a big dent in the players overall wage budget which would appear to be backed up by Ramsey contract offer being offered then withdrawn.
The club gave Mesut the contract before Emery arrived so the problem is Emerys to get over because I very much doubt Ozil will leave and take a pay cut just to please Emery.


10.) 05 Oct 2019 19:10:44
Once again the original post is about ozil and then you end up bringing Granit into it.


11.) 05 Oct 2019 19:25:48
Wow I've got to get up early to fool you haven't I :-)


12.) 05 Oct 2019 20:12:24
Always withheld too much critism of ozil as felt he needed the correct players round him for him too show his class but we now have in my opinion the front line to make the runs he thrives on and options, if not often utilised to have 2 solid sitting midfielders to protect him and afford him the luxury of floating and playing care free to a certain degree. If he's still not getting used then there is no point in him being here which is disappointing as still feel he's a level above most in the right setup.


13.) 05 Oct 2019 21:21:45
I agree belly, it's such a shame that we haven't had a chance to see what ozil can do with the forward players we have now. I can understand sticking with pepe a bit, he's only just joined and some players take a while to acclimatise, but pepe is exactly the kind of player to benefit from playing with ozil.


 

 

05 Oct 2019 06:11:34
Martinez has been in fine form, keeping clean sheets. Does anyone believe he should start v Bournemouth?

911C4

1.) 05 Oct 2019 14:52:37
Can’t have Martinez ahead of Leno on current form! Clean sheet against Liege can’t compare to Prem COYG.


2.) 05 Oct 2019 15:35:31
He can’t replace Leno yet. He will cost us games coming for crosses like he did in EL.


 

 

04 Oct 2019 14:00:49
Fine performance and an excellent result last night. Hopefully, fellow gooners will get on board with the club and manager's vision and cease moaning. We are definitely on the up. There was an improvement in Emery's first season at the club and we could well go into the break in 3rd place.
I can't recall such a great crop of youngsters at the club since the early years of George Graham.

911C4

1.) 04 Oct 2019 14:53:10
Hopefully fellow gooners will stop moaning about fellow posters and finally even if reluctantly accept we live in democracy where we are all allowed to express our opinions regardless of whether said fellow gooners agree with them or not.
Debate is healthy but Dictatorship isn't.
Swapping opinions is brilliant even if they are different to our own, where would we be if we all thought the same RG? We'd all be running round telling people we owned a jet and were mates with Poch and Toby :-)
Emery and Xhaka both out asap, get on board RG :-) Oh and love Calum while you're at it :-)


2.) 04 Oct 2019 17:17:09
So everyone has to have the same opinion 911? Load of tosh, Emery’s vision of 5 captains? Come off it, asking who should be captain?

There has been absolutely NO improvement in the defensive side of our game, no good scoring 3 then wondering if you will concede 4.

Very very early doors but currently I see Leicester being a threat to us as well as the usual contenders.

Room for improvement Dick.


3.) 04 Oct 2019 17:37:02
G62 - I’m pleased you agree with my right to freely debate. Perhaps now you will also discover positivity. Clearly your adoration of Chambers clouds your judgement. Love is such a strange phenomenon.


4.) 04 Oct 2019 18:10:13
RG are you a little jealous of my Calum thing? You are aren't you! Ah never mind mate plenty more friendships left in sea for you to invent for yourself :-) .
Free debate doesn't involve telling other people what they are allowed to think feel or belive my friend, free debate is allowing other people to have a different point of view to your and taking about it and if at the end no one changes their opinion agreeing to differ.
The fact that you feel the need to dream up imaginary friendships and family members who have superior knowledge to other posters says so much about your need to be right about everything rather than allowing yourself to enter into honest open genuine grown up debate.
Hey ho to each his own I guess.


5.) 04 Oct 2019 18:22:55
If I have to agree with someone - it’s you Banbury.

We’re in 3rd or whatever because the other have gotten worse. Not because we’ve gotten better. Talk about making an impact - how’s the new manager doing at Leicester after selling a few key players in the last few years? Time to adjust? Excuses?

Just so that I can stop moaning - 911, if we’ve improved, why do opponents have so many shots against us? Wasn’t that the area we needed to improve. That and short goal kicks 😂😂😂.


6.) 04 Oct 2019 18:58:52
Sy, we will only be judged on our league position at the end of the season, the debate about who or who isn't better or worse is futile. Yes again, without repeating the obvious, defending needs improving, if we are to progress. Regardless of all that, the position in the league and any cup success is the thing that ultimately matters and decides if jobs are kept or taken away. It isn't a beauty contest but it is a results business. Results means prizes, regardless. Ask most people would they rather play great and lose or play crap and win. While the answer wants to be play great and win, the answer really is win. Playing great is a bonus.


7.) 04 Oct 2019 19:17:09
Leno has faced more shots than any other keeper in any of Europe's top 5 Leagues, it's only Leno's superior saves record that prevents our goals against truly reflecting our defensive incapabilities, only Spurs gave failed to create more chances against us than they have conceded.
Moaning or simply accepting reality reality?
Sorting out the midfieild would show a dramatic improvement in my opinion, although I freely accept my opinion isn't fact.


8.) 04 Oct 2019 19:19:18
Boring as usual lads

The lot of you need a good ride. If your still up for it.


9.) 04 Oct 2019 19:22:40
Sy exactly right, I think another manager with more of a clue could do wonders with the squad.


10.) 04 Oct 2019 20:01:13
Jesus Malaga you bored the living 5h1t out of me for years with your anti Wenger stuff so maybe you’ll have to suck it up a little, wouldn’t you say? 😉😂

As for 911 don’t even get me started, there is boring repetitive drivel and him in a league of his own. 🙄.


11.) 04 Oct 2019 20:10:38
In your opinion it's boring Mark but do you not think people were bored stiff of your repeatedly slating Arsene for years and years and then again with your Weldone boss posts when Emerys Arsenal won but mystery disappearance every time Emerys Arsenal lost?
Who put you in charge of what people are and aren't allowed to be happy with or unhappy with?


12.) 04 Oct 2019 20:59:07
IT took you lot 10 years to work out Wenger was a fraud

I give emery a year and I'm a mug

Who's the fool lads.


13.) 04 Oct 2019 23:04:23
I gave up on Arsene ever making us champions again at the end of the 2013/ 14 season but you were a full decade ahead of me Mark?
But the very day we beat Leicester to become the invincibles you realised Arsene Wenger was a fraud?
And you really need to ask who's the fool?


14.) 05 Oct 2019 11:32:40
The main issue I have with Emery is that I see very little difference between our current style versus the final Wenger years, despite arguably having spent decent money on some good players. I appreciate a manager shouldn’t pick players based on the fans but surely Emery is aware of the fans dislike of Xhaka, based on the fact of the cheers when he is substituted at the very least? More importantly surely he sees what a liability he is as a defensive player and how much he slows our play down going forward? It’s these sort of decisions that got me questioning Wenger and I am now questioning Emery. How can someone with supposedly high levels of knowledge and management skill not see what is so obvious to everybody else?


 

 

30 Sep 2019 22:03:27
Up to 4th place.
Great performance from Guendouzi.

911C4

1.) 30 Sep 2019 22:24:50
Only 2 points behind Leicester and miles ahead of West ham on alphabetical order :-)
Is there no beginning to what Emerys Arsenal can achieve!
Oh and if you get behind Xhaka your likely to get hit by a ball he didn't fancy dealing with himself:-)


2.) 30 Sep 2019 22:28:56
Just how bad were our set pieces tonight.


3.) 30 Sep 2019 22:50:56
What did you make of the starting 11 and tactics?


4.) 30 Sep 2019 23:14:18
Sy, i thought the starting 11 was always going to be that, the only one for me that could have been changed was xhaka and that wasn't going to happen. Tactics were ok, i had no problem with what i saw, my problem was some personell not upto the job asked. To have torreira in and chambers away from home was spot on, even if it didn't work out that way. Sako was a great addition tonight, he looks another young lad bursting on to the scene for us. Willock, Gouendouzi, Sako all look top notch talent. We got a draw and could have sneaked a win, that's fair to me.


5.) 01 Oct 2019 01:32:29
Think we would have been punished if Utd actually knew which way the goal was. Hard to make anything of our tactics - were we decent, or were they just awful?

What's clear to me after this match is that Pepe needs a rest, and badly. Play Auba alone up front and give him support from Saka/ Ceballos/ Willock as needed. Nelson should get a game too.


6.) 01 Oct 2019 09:54:19
Take away Auba and we are a mid table side with some promising youngsters, apart from Auba Lacca and Leno none of our senior players are unreliable, but are they really all that poor a players or are they simply being made to look poor with the way we play?


7.) 01 Oct 2019 11:32:13
Stop moaning.
Positives, we can finish the week in 3rd place, ahead of Chelsea, Man U and Toot.
We can finish the week with two wins in the EL, out of two matches.
We are in the next round of the League Cup.
Our youngsters are playing well.
Get behind the manager, the captain and the team.


8.) 01 Oct 2019 12:00:46
Stop moaning about me moaning and get behind the Emery out campaign and the pursuit of a champions league level manager and captain.


9.) 01 Oct 2019 20:05:44
You made me laugh out load 62.

Steve - a draw at OT generally is pretty good but I thought Utd were in turmoil and there for the taking. Most people thought we would win. That shouldn’t change because we drew. West Ham stuffed them. we should have done better but if we want to feel good because it’s Utd Away then 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊.
Doesn’t change the fact that we set up negatively again but still couldn’t defend and whenever an opponent wants to - they cut or cross through us like a hot knife through butter.
I do sound a bit negative but the option about watching Emery’s Arsenal is just as crazy as the super super negative posts. There were positives - yes but none from Emery or the areas we employed him to do.
How’s Rogers doing at Leicester by the way - how’s West a ham doing - guess their managers need time to bed in. it’s not just this site that thinks Emery is clueless and I’m still waiting to hear a decent argument from anyone on Emery’s defensive skills, coaching, making tough decisions, not tinkering, etc etc etc. The one positive I hear is the Youth which hasn’t much to do with Emery with the youth talking about Freddie not Emery. If he was close to the youth - why did he let key players go. If he had any sense why sell Nacho and play kola LB. so many stupid ass decisions.
It’s so bad I’m considering giving up on the team until they replace Emery. My personal time and money is worth something. Emery is not paying me a dividend nor tempting me to invest in his vision. There’s lots of things competing for supporters eyes ( Wenger said as much ) - then put on a display and tell me why I should waste my time and money going to a game or watching on BT / Sky. I’ve got plenty tips that don’t pay out. I watch because I love our club but this dimwit is testing me.
Fair weather fan - whatever
Wenger lover - whatever
AFC fan - yep
Emery out - sooner the better
Entitled to my opinion and is it founded on facts and what I see - yep
Happy to be wrong - yep but not hearing any facts except Utd, Spurs suck hence we are doing “well. ” That sounds like pathetic talk to me.

This isn’t targeted at all at you - you got me thinking about a draw at OT and I almost accepted it but then remembered how 💩 Utd are. This is a Emery’s second season and had time and money. I’m picky how I waste mine plus set high reasonable standards. If one of my employees said I've had a good year because I did better than those poor performers over there. I would know I had issues as we have to consistently improve and address weaknesses in our own teams. Would your boss be so patient?

Not at you bud and thanks for making me think.


10.) 01 Oct 2019 21:07:56
I actually made myself laugh when I wrote that too SY mate :-)
I do think it's funny when someone thinks they have the right to tell other people what they are allowed to or should think feel or agree and disagree with :-)
How very dare they :-)

Debate and challenging what others claim is brilliant because it's democracy and the freedom to disagree while dictatorship is only for those who are incapable of winning a debate and accepting other people might not share their views and opinions.


11.) 01 Oct 2019 21:10:00
Sy, its your make up, you can't help it, you like to find something to moan about nearly everything. No one is saying it is all rosey but we will see with utd in "turmoil" how many teams roll up there and smack them. I find with you if Emery goes all out attack he is stupid and if he plays more defensive he should be more attacking. Its a result business and when we don't get results then action, i believe will be taken.

And even if it is all 100% freddie that the youth come in and do ok and nothing to do with Emery, then well done Freddie, i just doubt it is quite as simplistic as that. I have to say you wear my moaning crown with distinction, it fits great.


12.) 01 Oct 2019 22:17:16
Steve - you made me smile and yes my neck is aching with your crown but to be fair my criticism has been pretty consistent and backed up with statistics ( shots against shows our defensive issues ) . I want the defence sorted but to still play attractive football. How are the new managers doing I reference? My opinions have been backed up by numerous pundits, ex-pros etc.
I’ve stated what would make me happy and encouraged people to debate our different opinions but no real back up except we haven’t regressed as much as a spurs or Utd. May be we should celebrate mediocracy?

5 captains? ?
Players vote?
Ozil dropped and then made captain
Let Rambo and Nacho go
Short goal kicks and put us under pressure
Play a back 4 with Luiz and Kola in it
Rest Ozil midweek and don't play him Saturday
No creative players Vs Utd
Poor set pieces / marking
Letting runners go and still exposed at back
Attempts on our goal

Good thing - he shouts bollocks from the touch line

There you go - I proved your point

Surely I’m entitled to my opinion as the over positive posts on Emery - why are you happy as it’s no better than Wengers worst year You’ve lowered your standards 😂😂😂😂.


13.) 01 Oct 2019 23:11:49
There you go again Sy, what over positive posts. Most people have been pretty realistic what's going on. It ain't great but at the moment we are there or there abouts were we can realistically expect us to be. Your posts are always looking for the negative which even when its bad gets boring, ask the expert, me! . You repeat a lot of what we already know, ask the expert, me. I had a rest over the summer and looked at some of the dross i used to repeat week after week and realised, i was boring and repetitive. I did give wenger a fair crack of mediocrity before i changed for good though. We might be up to 3rd this weekend or we might be down to 8th but for some on here, 3rd will still mean moaning about something Emery did or didn't do. If we are 8th they will want him sacked. Its all a bit tedious at the moment. i'm looking forwards not backwards at the moment. When/ if it turns for the worse, then serious debate on his ability to take us any further would be a lot more realistic and not so futile as it is at the moment, regardless of how we look.


 

 

 

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02 Sep 2019 07:18:36
G62 - surely even you are aware that we have changed the medical set up at the club since the Kalstrom episode.
It appears that Tierney will return after the International break, which would have influenced Emery’s decision to sell Monreal. We have two LB’s, which is normal, perhaps he has player in mind who can play in that position if necessary.
There will be a saving in wages which can go towards the cost of a signing in January. Perhaps we are looking for another left back as I recall Emery has been looking to sign a LB since he arrived as he didn’t seem convinced by either options. We may indeed replace Kolasinac, who lacks defensively.

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01 Sep 2019 20:49:48
G62 - what a peculiar comment. The medical team will have checked Tierney and I am sure he will return fit and will be an upgrade on Monreal.

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01 Sep 2019 10:48:54
Hi G62 - I have felt that both Monreal and Kolasinac had deficiencies in their game. Monreal lacked pace and Kolasinac lacks defensive ability. Hence why we signed Tierney and unless Kolasinac improves defensively I can see him being replaced in the not too distant future, maybe in one of the next two windows?

As far as selling Monreal, we bank the low sum paid, plus we get his wages off our books. I assume that Tierney will be back soon, so we have 2 options at LB.

As far as the cover Montreal provided at CB, we still have: Luiz, Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Mavrapanos, Chambers and at a push Medley, who clearly isn't ready to play PL level yet. Whether we play 2 or 3 CB's that is ample cover. Before people say we should have sold sold Mustafi rather than Monreal, perhaps yes, but we haven't been able to do so.

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28 Aug 2019 10:23:54
It’s not a question of Monreal or Mustafi.
Will Monreal play as we have Tierney and Kolasinac?
At CB we have: Luiz, Sokratis, Holding, Chambers, Mustafi, Mavrapanos and Medley.

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22 Aug 2019 07:33:08
I hope we can find clubs willing to take:
Mustafi, Chambers, Elneny and Mkhitaryan.
I would keep Ozil, to see if he can provide more in the current team, with the new players. Although I think he may have a problem getting into the starting line up.

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16 Oct 2019 09:21:30
Nketiah has scored consistently at every level. The season with Leeds should do him good, as he is maturing physically and gaining valuable experience.

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13 Oct 2019 08:09:50
Having gone 8 matches unbeaten and only having lost 1 match so far this season, I have every confidence going into the next few league matches. We should have Lacazette back, both first choice full backs and Holding available.

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12 Oct 2019 14:57:48
I can’t see any January signings as we appear to have a well balanced squad and we have Saliba arriving next season.
As for Emery, the fans must be patient as he oversees integrates the signings made and enforcing his methods on the squad. I seem to recall that he signed a 2 year deal with the possibility of a 3rd.
Players often take a season to get used to the pace and physicality of the PL.
Last season we finished a place off a top four finish and we are currently in 3rd spot, having only lost a single league and cup match, against unbeaten CL winners Liverpool.
I had a feeling that fickle fans having turned against Wenger could easily do the same to Emery. Personally I am happy with him.

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{Ed047's Note - I assume you’re ignoring the fact you also turned against Wenger. 🤷‍♂️


 

 

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10 Oct 2019 06:51:11
Emery - a decent 1st season finishing a place higher with more points and reached the EL Final. This season we are sitting in 3rd place a point behind City and have lost away to unbeaten CL winners Liverpool. He has achieved this without 3 of our best defenders and Lacazette out injured. I like the look of the squad, the use of our exceptional youngsters and the ruthlessness when shipping players out or when selecting the team.
Ozil hasn’t adapted in recent seasons to the increasing intensity of the PL, nor to the modern pressing tactics. He clearly doesn’t fit in our best starting line up, nor possibly in our second eleven.

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09 Oct 2019 10:13:49
Extremely difficult question, the answer has to be Bergkamp, with ‘the’ goal away to Newcastle outstanding.
As a youngster growing up the following players were my heroes:
Charlie George, Liam Brady and Malcolm MacDonald,

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