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25 Nov 2019 10:31:17
Emery has to go, he has lost the fans and the board. How the owners and the board react is important. Emery should be gone before the match on Thursday, if if Freddie is put in temporary charge. The next permanent appointment has to be an intelligent solution. Pochettino would be so good for many reasons. It would be a great time to get him, as he must be motivated to get one over on Levy. It would depend on how settled he and his family are in sunny Hadley Wood, where he resides.


1.) 25 Nov 2019 11:26:27
I have nothing against Poch, but I wonder if the sources of his disillusionment at Spurs, are likely to be the same with us. Given that the set up at Arsenal seemed to put off so many before, I'm beginning to wonder if the changes need to be root and branch rather than just the stem.

2.) 25 Nov 2019 13:16:59
It looks like Nuno Espirito Santo is in the frame, would certainly take us forward.

3.) 25 Nov 2019 18:13:41
I reckon Fredie for starters so the club can sort themselves out in order to attract the right man next summer, will Fredie get us top 4? I doubt it but Emery definitely won't so no harm in trying something different to what we definitely know isn't working out well for us already.

4.) 25 Nov 2019 15:24:42
After calming down - I really can’t see Dick getting the boot anytime soon, we are above Tottenham and Man U and still comfortably in touching distance of a Europa League spot . For the board to react I believe we have to drop into places 11/ 12 and below, until then it’s as you were IMO.

5.) 25 Nov 2019 19:54:54
We will probably be 10th after next weekend, does that count as bad enough ?

6.) 26 Nov 2019 06:28:14
The main problem with sacking Emery is who we bring in and whether we can secure them mid-season. The main contenders without a club are Allegri and Pochettino, both may prove problematic. I believe the club will plump for Arteta, but could we secure him mid-season, and it’s a big ask to employ a rookie manager to turn round the current mess. Benitez would be a decent shout, and he may fancy a return to England and the PL. he has the experience and personality to sort things out swiftly.



15 Nov 2019 19:20:06
Extremely worrying times at the club:
Leno - Bayern interested
Bellerin - 2 Italian clubs interested
Mustafi - Club want to sell
Torreira - Unhappy and Italian interest
Xhaka - wants out? Club want to sell?
Ceballos - Loan ends at end of season
Ozil - club want to sell or loan
Aubameyang - Contract expires 2021

We should have taken the opportunity to change manager at the start of the International break.


1.) 16 Nov 2019 00:02:49
Lampard came in and within weeks Hudson Od signed and said it took one chat. Emery is the opposite and is repealing players, however one hungry manager that the players can get behind could change so much. Today it seems the best managers are the ones the Players can get on with on a personal level.

2.) 16 Nov 2019 10:13:44
I think it's really important that players trust and respect what their manger does and how he does it.
Once the players stop believing they're manager knows what he's doing its virtually impossible to win them back over. I would imagine it's Just like any other place of work where players talk amount themselves and feed each others dissatisfaction and if allowed to go on to long before you know everyone is looking at their options and looking to get away, those with no chance of getting their wages matched elsewhere will be the most likely to sta but they will be staying for all the wrong reasons unfortunately.

3.) 16 Nov 2019 14:21:43
Ed, you said Emery wasn’t our first choice. Do you have any idea who our targets/ options may be if they’re forced to part ways with The tactical genius that is Emery.

{Ed002's Note - Obviously things have moved on since he was appointed and right now he is the coach. A couple of coaches will lose their jobs before him and maybe they will be in the thoughts. Right now it makes little point in discussing detail.}

4.) 16 Nov 2019 20:26:26



19 Oct 2019 13:46:31
Just read that Ceballos has met up with Perez, of Real, as he wishes to join Arsenal permanently. The reported fee is £35m, which would be a bargain for a talented player such as he is. Fingers crossed.


1.) 21 Oct 2019 01:56:19
You just made that up. Lol. He’s a Spanish international, who’s preference is to stay at Madrid whom is young and as you said talented. Real are if not the biggest club in the world. 35 million. Lol. Wake up.

2.) 21 Oct 2019 05:55:00
It was a report I read, not made up. Real having spent heavily in the summer will need to recoup some funds in order to try to sign Pogba. Clearly Zidane doesn’t rate Ceballos or he would have kept him at the club.

3.) 21 Oct 2019 11:34:08
well let's hope it is true.



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.


1.) 17 Oct 2019 13:23:18
According to Ormsteins new employer Ozil is happy to see out his contract with Arsenal.

2.) 19 Oct 2019 13:47:19
Yup, it seems Ozil is happy to remain at the club until his contract runs out.

3.) 21 Oct 2019 12:41:03
I’d do the same.



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.


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!




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05 Dec 2019 04:28:46
Whoever becomes our next manager needs to sell: Mustafi, Sokratis and Chambers to bring in a couple of top notch CB's. I believe we also desperately need a proper RB and a DM.
Saliba arrives next season, which can help.


{Ed047's Note - not sure how but you missed the utterly woeful Xhaka off the sell list

1.) 05 Dec 2019 06:26:44
He is a fan ed mate.

{Ed047's Note - there’s always one Moe 🤷‍♂️😂

2.) 05 Dec 2019 08:38:19
Xhaka included Chambers out but strangely no Jose mentioned this morning by RG, at least that's new :-)

{Ed047's Note - and no more mention of giving Emery time to imprint his ideology on the team either. It’s a strange one

3.) 05 Dec 2019 10:05:53
Yes Ed mate that is strange:-)
Emery seems to have dropped out of the RG top 20 without a trace after holding the number one slot for over a year, Jose had a brief 2 week spell at number 1 but good old Calum seems to have made yet another re-entry into the RG golden oldie play list :-)

{Ed047's Note - 😂😂



03 Dec 2019 04:47:51
Whatever happens Chambers and Mustafi mustn't play v Brighton. Both were awful against Norwich. What anyone sees in Chambers is beyond sense. If Bellerin is not fit, start AMN. CB's Holding and Mavrapanos. Tierney at LB.


{Ed047's Note - what anyone sees in Xhaka is as you say, beyond sense but you put him in your team every time.

He is every bit as woeful as Mustafi

1.) 03 Dec 2019 05:54:25
True Ed, it shows how weak the squad is that there are players who you have to put in the team!

{Ed047's Note - Torriera should be ahead of him every time for me 911, no question.

Then use any other 2 from, Ozil, Guendouzi, AMN, Willock or Luiz in the middle.

2.) 03 Dec 2019 11:00:20
Torreira and Chambers as defensive mids for me.

3.) 03 Dec 2019 12:02:27
Ben, chambers is a poor centre back, he's not a defensive mid he needs to be in the championship. Luiz is just old and past it.

4.) 03 Dec 2019 13:08:25
But given our options I would prefer Chambers and torreira in front of holding and sokratis than xhaka or luiz. I'm not saying this is the complete solution but in order to offer some protection to the back, has to be worth a go, nothing else seems to work.

5.) 03 Dec 2019 22:21:40
Would just like to see something different than before, so for me, Luis and Torreira as a midfield pair, just to try and re-create a semblance of a tougher central core.



02 Dec 2019 15:32:40
As our ageing CB's are playing so poorly, should we try Mavrapanos alongside Holding? With Bellerin and Tierney as our fullbacks. Torreira and Xhaka in front of the back 4. Pepe, Ceballos and Aubameyang, with Lacazette up top. This is when players are fit. In the meantime bring in AMN for the dire Chambers. Sokratis for injured Holding and Willock or Guendouzi replacing Ozil.


1.) 02 Dec 2019 17:35:06
Holding isn't injured!



29 Nov 2019 21:01:33
It will be extremely interesting to see who Freddie selects v Norwich and how he sets he team out.


1.) 29 Nov 2019 21:48:01
I think we'd all welcome seeing some the younger players selected in order to freshen things up, Frederick has pretty much a free pass v Norwich.

2.) 30 Nov 2019 00:43:09
He will simply go 4 1 3 2

Nice n easy


Bellerin Sokratis Luiz Tierney
Xhaka Ozil Guendouzi
Aubameyang Laca

Strongest 11, Pepe on bench, in all fairness he has contributed to as many goals as Saka this season. I know we haven’t played to his strengths, but at £72M you expect him to adapt himself!

Like i said in a previous post. let's get behind the team and Feddie, and wish for a bright future.

Shape the board before the team! Without structure there will be no management.

COYG 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🔴.

3.) 30 Nov 2019 23:37:20
if he picks xhaka or luiz, my first thought will be: bloody hell, here we go again!

{Ed047's Note - it was scary seeing Mertesacker helping Freddie in training!



27 Nov 2019 03:35:25
It will be interesting to see if the club leave Emery in charge for tomorrow night's match. He should be sacked today, ensuring the fans turn up at The Emirates and a toxic atmosphere avoided. I have a feeling an appointment is imminent. It seems that Allegri won't return to management until next season. My guess is that they will try for one of Arteta, Pochettino or Nuno Wolves manager. Pochettino would be my choice of the three, and I would consider Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers, if it possible to sign them.


{Ed002's Note - Threats will go down well i am sure. proposals such as this end the contact between the club and the fans. You are turning in to Liverpool fans and sometime occasional Everton fans that think a bunch of morons who damage the stadium, threaten to boycott games and abuse everyone are worthy of listening to. If you don’t go to games, the club don’t care. If you boo at games, the players are the ones who feel bad - so why should they make any effort for the fans or care at all. Xhaka will go, Abamayangadingdong will go, others will be speaking to their agents about options. The fundamental problem at Arsenal is taking on their seventh or eighth choice coach without realising they have a fundamental issue with the structure at the club and related responsibilities. Look to an opportunity to restructure - clear it out, take a transfer window off, get Vieirinha as Director of Football, get a strong coach and look again - the problem, they have spent the wet day fund on Pepe, damn. The other problem is becoming the fans who cannot see the issues.}

1.) 27 Nov 2019 09:53:45
I don't know what Arsenal needing a new manager and the Arsenal fans becoming angered has to do with Liverpool supporters but there we go.

2.) 27 Nov 2019 05:36:33
Well said Ed our club is a joke atm it's a shambles I don't blame any player that wants to leave we have fell apart as a club.

3.) 27 Nov 2019 09:21:38
Looks like arsenal are set to become a mid-table side isn’t it Ed, it’s sad to see. I just wish all the problems were sorted out.

4.) 27 Nov 2019 12:13:47
Wow! Quite a rant Ed!
I agree with virtually, if not all you say. I believe the managers I suggest are all fairly experienced, whether we could get them is another question. The club hasn’t been the same since Dein and Fiszman departed, after which the problems started. Despite his age, could Dein still fulfil a role at the club?
Who is Vieirinha?

{Ed002's Note - Not sure how it turned out like that - Vieira.

5.) 27 Nov 2019 12:20:47
Thanks Ed, that makes sense. Which manager would you recommend, assuming Emery is sacked.

{Ed002's Note - I would not want to do that.}

6.) 27 Nov 2019 12:57:20
Spurs have been 57 years without a title Liverpool 30 years before Mourinho mk 1 Chelsea had been how long without a title? City before Mancinni? How long were United in between titles before Fergie 25 30 years?
We've been 15 years and counting now but which isn't great but Bertie gave us a title in the 70s George in the 80s Arsene in the 90s and early 2000s. It's the 20 teens that makes things feel so bad but compared to every other big club we're just not used to huge gaps in being the best.
Our time will come again were just a low point in our history Just as all others have before us, every down turn has a turning point and we just need to find ours as Liverpool United Chelsea City have before us and I'm in absolutely both Liverpool and City will have to do so again at some point.
Highs and lows that's football for you.

7.) 27 Nov 2019 13:45:18
Ed, why, according to you, is our Hierarchy so unappealing to top managers? I ask purely out of interest because I see you say our hierarchy is extremely wrong/ unattractive but i don't really understand what you mean by it.

{Ed002's Note - You need to go back and think why lasr summer:
Monchi (Technical Director) - no interest in working with no clarification of responsibilities
Andoni Zubizarreta (Technical Director) - no interest in working in the strange set up the club has - which is why Sven Mislintat walked out.
Marc Overmars (Technical Director) not interested in working in the structiure Arsenal has
Edu (Technical Director) open to taking the job where he has minimal responsibility.
Francis Cagigao was promised a promotion to become overall head of scouting, and Steve Rowley was likely to step up from his role in youth development. Chief negotiator Huss Fahmy will stay in the same position. So what will Edu be doing?
It is a shambles.

8.) 27 Nov 2019 12:52:29
Ed - which, sack Emery or let me know who you would replace him with?

{Ed002's Note - Say who should replace him.}

9.) 27 Nov 2019 15:32:59
Hi Ed I remember you saying Favre would be your pick before we appointed anyone, I saw rumours that dortmund were thinking of replacing him, do you know if that's true and if he would still be a good option?

{Ed002's Note - It was my choice, not Arsenal's.}

10.) 27 Nov 2019 20:57:49
Hi Ed,

so are you essentially saying where other *successful* clubs have one man performing the role of DoF, we compartmentalise it into 3 or 4 different job positions? if so do you know for what reason we do this? Why wouldn't we follow a senior management structure that has given success to other clubs?

{Ed002's Note - It is rather more complex than that. I cannot answer why Arsenal work in sucj a strange way.}




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06 Dec 2019 03:52:11
Don’t judge Pepe or other players until they play under a quality manager. The players are devoid of confidence. We must get an experienced manager in and quick.




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26 Nov 2019 06:28:14
The main problem with sacking Emery is who we bring in and whether we can secure them mid-season. The main contenders without a club are Allegri and Pochettino, both may prove problematic. I believe the club will plump for Arteta, but could we secure him mid-season, and it’s a big ask to employ a rookie manager to turn round the current mess. Benitez would be a decent shout, and he may fancy a return to England and the PL. he has the experience and personality to sort things out swiftly.




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25 Nov 2019 07:59:14
Replace Chips with David Dein. Replace Emery with Pochettino, imagine him at a club that has won trophies!




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21 Nov 2019 07:02:46
Was Pochettino a victim of being at the home of failure? Would he be successful at Arsenal, a club that has won trophies? Think Sol Campbell, made the switch and quickly won trophies.




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21 Nov 2019 06:59:47
If, and that’s a big if, we are able to sell Xhaka for the £35m we paid, then perhaps we could add £15m to sign him.





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06 Dec 2019 09:16:57
The new manager has to start by rebuilding the defence as soon as possible defensively we need a RB. Perhaps we should start: Bellerin, Holding, Mavrapanos, Tierney. Next season Saliba arrives. In January I would like to see a RB, a CB and at least one proper DM signed.
In time we should sell Bellerin (can’t tackle) , Chambers (utterly useless) , Mustafi, and Sokratis. Perhaps It’s worth keeping Luiz, as he only has next season left on his deal.




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06 Dec 2019 03:46:32
Firstly, we need to appoint an experienced manager as soon as possible.
Coaches with zero management experience should be ruled out, so no to Freddie and Arteta.
Vieira hasn’t been a success as a manager, Nice are currently 14th in the French League so no.
Allegri reportedly won’t return to management mid-season, so no.
The managers I would consider, not in order:
Pochettino, Benitez, Rodgers and Nuno (Wolves) . I do not know many of the foreign managers, so others may be suitable. Of these managers Pochettino is the stand out candidate as he is available, although I understand he is eyeing the Man U job, so we need to move fast.
All I know is that team needs leadership and quick, as we could easily end up in a relegation battle, shocking as it may sound.




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04 Dec 2019 14:58:07
G62 - sometimes patience works, but at other times instinct and knowledge takes over.
Wait too long and the top candidate goes.
At present the managers out of a job are Allegri and Pochettino. Allegri’s English is reportedly poor. After Emery that night not be a great idea!
Freddie and Arteta have zero management experience. Not a good idea for a difficult job.
Ancelotti May become available and would be a good shout
Rodgers and the Wolves manager are in jobs, so would be difficult to sign.




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04 Dec 2019 07:15:46
Dein and Fiszman.




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04 Dec 2019 03:41:16
Southgate! God no! We should move heaven and earth to get Pochettino before Man U do. Arteta and Freddie have zero managerial experience and are not ready for a job if this magnitude.
We failed miserably to get Mourinho, the board must act swiftly to get Pochettino.
Boy do I miss the days of Feon and Fiszman.