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08 Aug 2019 08:37:02
Arsenal and Chelsea have agreed an 8 million fee for David Luiz and Tierney will complete his 25 million move today also.

Where's Wesley? Could be a very busy day for you Wes mate.




03 Jul 2019 19:57:15
126 million for a 19 year old who has made 26 first team appearances?
I think we forget about the Lacasette to Athloco rumours now:-)


1.) 04 Jul 2019 09:27:33
Who’s that mate.

2.) 04 Jul 2019 09:29:36
Sell him for 250 mil.

3.) 04 Jul 2019 19:39:16
Felix Welsh mate.



09 May 2019 21:17:34
I know this week has taught us it ain't over until it's over but Valencia now need 4 in the last 30 minutes plus stoppage time, even we can't throw this away, can we :-)




15 Sep 2018 23:50:16
Having seen the highlights I have to say it's the best game I've seen Xhaka have, had a huge say in both goals and no costly mistakes, very decent free kick but not a worldie as I thought the keeper should have done better in reality.
To me he still looks very awkward when he runs at more than a jog (which isn't often ) and his tackling is as crude as ever on the rare occasion it happens but still his best game in 2 years 5 games,
IS it enough to justify his inclusion? It's obviously a huge improvement on anything before but needs to happen more often than once every two seasons and 4 games for Arsenal to be top 4 contenders again.


1.) 16 Sep 2018 02:07:00
Xhaka looks far better alongside Torreira, as he provides the platform for Xhaka to play as a deep, false number 10, where he provides a vital link between defence and attack with his quality passing. Alongside Guendouzi he tends to end up playing deeper as a DM, which doesn't suit his style of play. Guendouzi is a fine young player, but he reminds me so much of Elneny both physically and in the 'headless chicken' style of play.

2.) 16 Sep 2018 09:34:58
Vital? Really!
Vital means someone you can't do without and while it's obviously not all down to him alone but we haven't made top 4 since Xhaka arrived after 20 years of consecutive qualification before he arrived.
Sanchez was vital to us being our best during his time as was Kos until recently but calling Xhaka vital is an extreme exaggeration to say the least.
If he continues to play like yesterday he will become an asset but he's long way to go to become an asset let alone vital.

3.) 16 Sep 2018 13:53:17
Vital! Really, once in a blue moon isn't vital. We played Newcastle, didn't still look solid defensively in midfield and it wasnt even a top half prem team. Vital my hairy arm. The sooner he is ejected with a couple more, the sooner we might actually improve.

4.) 16 Sep 2018 15:37:15
This range of passing makes me laugh. He has one nice pass that’s the one over the top to the left winger, everyone has their opinion but for me he isn’t up to scratc for challenging for silverware.

5.) 16 Sep 2018 15:40:22
It's so obvious that the 'vital' refers to that role in this system! Discuss if you think this system is correct, the midfield balance needs adjusting, no problem. If we need a player to move the ball though periods of possession, then he is clearly the best option in the squad, and thus gets picked. Not the best player in the team or whatever, as its boringly obvious you two hate him. Otherwise we fill our team up with box to box players who do a bit of everything, I'm not clever enough to know if that's better, but I'll trust Emery on this. Maybe Xhaka flourishes as the season grows, maybe we use the transfer market to improve on him, maybe we change the system. Keep discussing football RG, I enjoy it, even if I rarely contribute!

{Ed025's Note - you should a bit more ned..

6.) 16 Sep 2018 16:31:51
I don't hate Xhaka Ned in fact I don't hate anyone at all, not rating someone or seeing them as an asset to the team is a long long way from hating them mate.

7.) 16 Sep 2018 17:00:41
Wow! Calm down ned. I for sure don’t hate him and I can speak for myself in saying that I wasn’t one of the ones who jumped on the xhaka kaka train from game 2. I simply don’t think he’s of the Caliber to have us challenging mate.

8.) 16 Sep 2018 18:01:34
I don't hate xhaka, i don't like him as a arsenal footballer (not anywhere near good enough) i want the best for arsenal. IF i think a player is letting us down and i 100% are not on my own hear, ask wright, merson, shearer, rednap, souness, nicolas, etc, then i have my opinion why. Since the guy has joined us, he has not cemented his place and made it his own on performance. I think 2 plus years of putting up with nothing performances is long enough. It is nothing personal, its something arsenal. I repeat, i know no top six team supporter who rates him at all, in fact they think he is one of the worsed midfielders in the prem and laugh about him.

9.) 16 Sep 2018 18:17:27
He’s certainly not one of the worse midfielders and I know you did t say that steve. But he is most certainly not trophy class imo.

10.) 16 Sep 2018 18:43:06
Agree sanos alter ego, Lol. Most of my mates who support other teams just don't rate him at all, they really think he's shat. I just don't think he's that good really, i want better than him in our team for us to progress. I am baffled why he seems somewhat bullet proof for us. I honestly think he is a fraud midfielder.

11.) 16 Sep 2018 18:46:54
And Sano, he is one player i cannot put up an argument for when they are lambasting him. I get picked on when i do, Lol.

12.) 17 Sep 2018 16:44:21
Why would I assume, or care, if you hate him as a person? You state in abundance you hate him in the team, I don't understand all the defencivness and confusion. I basically replied that you'd totally mis-represented the use of vital in RG's post, and I think you don't comment sensibly on why Xhaka continues to get in the team. I never stated that Xhaka is our star player, I don't think it's in dispute he's been underwhelming. I definitely think he can be better, but may also need replacing. Also that if we change the balance of the midfield with the players we have available, then we'll need to adapt in other areas of the pitch to be creative or control possession. I suspect our wide forwards are not suited to the task.

13.) 17 Sep 2018 18:40:32
Ned, i think i understand what vital means. Xhaka isn't vital.

14.) 18 Sep 2018 06:21:05
Xhaka, one of Emery's 5 captains and selected for all 5 PL matches to date.
I believe Xhaka was one of many players in the latter Wenger era that went backwards as a player after arriving at the club. He was played as a DM, not his position and looked poorer for it. Emery is a successful, intelligent and adaptable manager who will get the best out of Xhaka. In all the matches where Torreira and Xhaka played togther, the partnership has looked promising and I can see this pairing forming part of the spine of the team. They compliment each other, with the excellent Torreira providing shape to the team and giving Xhaka more freedom to move forward, between the defence and the attack.

15.) 18 Sep 2018 13:07:50
Well said gunner ned.



31 Jul 2018 09:26:39
Only tabloid gossip so nothing to serious but should it by any chance be true Aaron to Chelsea for 30 million?
I'd take it big time.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 11:59:25
I wouldn't. He's an important goal contributor from midfield and competing with Xhaka for a place should bring out the best of both. For a player like Ramsey, who's been consistently one of the better midfielders in the league, and counts as homegrown, we should be demanding 50 minimum. It's bonkers, but so is everything else now.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 15:10:56
How can be one of the most consistent when he isn't consistently available wire mate
If he was that good why ain't we fighting the opposition off with a stick for his signature?

3.) 31 Jul 2018 19:15:05
Wire - with a year left on his contract we not going to get anywhere near 50Mill for Ramsey 30Mill tops and that might be pushing it tbh. Ramsey is a bit of a oddity in our side as he is actually one of the few offensively that are better without the ball than with the ball making some really good runs in the box he is kind of what Lampard used to be like in that sense. Yes he is a decent player but we have better in Ozil for his preferred position and he is replacable without doubt with equal or better with targets we could get. Maybe it is not down to money so much maybe he is not keen on the demands of Emery, and misses the protection of father figure Wenger and if that is the case good riddance we need all of them 100% on board and behind the coach. Out with the old cosy club and in with the new.

4.) 31 Jul 2018 22:41:04
G62 consistent in that he's averaged 6 goals and 6 assists a season in the league for the last 5 years. His return from deeper midfield is fairly steady. See what you mean on the contract situation though.

5.) 01 Aug 2018 12:28:08
Fair point Wire mate but with the lack of interest in Aaron from others so far 30 million might be ambitious.
Ox had both Liverpool and Chelsea chasing him last season but so far Aaron has no one very excited about signing him.
Just wondering what we see in Aaron Liverpool city Chelsea and Spurs don't see.




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12 Oct 2019 22:24:28
Our next 4 premier league games all look tough to me.
Wolves Leicester and Palace all embarrassed us big style last season and Sheffield United look tough to me
Sheffield United away, definitely no Mugs
Wolves at home who have already beaten City away.
Palace at home and we all remember what they did to us at the Emirates last season.
Leicester away is never easy and they have designs on another champions league adventure next season.
12 points would be incredible and vamp up spirits, especially if we start playing well.
10 outstanding and certainly top 4 calibre
Anything less than 8 would definitely be Europa league calibre.


1.) 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.

2.) 13 Oct 2019 19:58:43
We had 20 games unbeaten last season and did us nothing by the end of the season, just saying. So us being 3rd and beaten just by the pools means nothing if we are done again by Wolves, Leicester And Palace like last season.
I sincerely hope you’re right RG and your confidence in the team pays off, otherwise you’re going to need to find some other reasons to back emery 😆.

3.) 13 Oct 2019 21:28:17
I think our next 4 games would test Spurs Chelsea and United top credentials Moe so obviously they will do the same to ours, unbeaten runs can be exaggerated by including the non premier league opposition in cups and then of course should we lose to Liverpool in the league cup but avoid defeat against Sheffield United Wolves Palace and Leicester then suddenly only count the league games so as to find a way of keeping the run alive :-) , positive spin I think they call it :-)



07 Oct 2019 21:07:19
Silva, Ole, Poch
Do you think all 3 will be let go before 2020? if so in what order?
I think Silva will go first probably before the international break ends
Closely followed by Ole who I can't see getting much beyond November
Then Poch who will probably be allowed to replace Ole at a price.


1.) 07 Oct 2019 21:50:25
That's probably the right order. Poch likely to stay on until end of season I think.

2.) 08 Oct 2019 09:06:01
I can’t see Silva or OGS surviving into the New Year. Pochettino is different as sacking him will cost the toot as he has a long contact, and reportedly he has a ‘transfer’ fee of £35m If he goes to another club.
The job he wants is Real Madrid, but they are top of the league at present. Perhaps a move to Man U is an option. Good to see two of our competitors for a top 4 spot mid-table, unsettled and not playing well!

3.) 08 Oct 2019 20:01:13
Emery? 😉.

4.) 08 Oct 2019 22:05:55
Sy your hatred knows no bounds.

5.) 08 Oct 2019 22:44:17
I just asked a question on a banter site with a wink - seriously?

6.) 08 Oct 2019 23:21:54
It's getting a little bit like the KGB on here SY mate, some things and and some people are not permissible for public scrutiny or discussion, I think it's still ok to talk about Mustafi but always worth checking first:-) .
Lighten up lads because if you succeed in making this a strictly Emery and Xhaka criticism free zone it's going to be very lonely place for the handful of remaining posters.

7.) 09 Oct 2019 15:00:38
If you ever think we are bad, head on over to the utd page and read a few posts, you will come back realising we are extremely tolerant of each other! 😂 Their melt downs are always good for a laugh and to brighten your day 😊.

8.) 09 Oct 2019 17:49:55
Eden, they are in a proper meltdown, then again it has been bad for a few years now at the theatre of dreams.



30 Sep 2019 19:03:40
Pogba and Rashford start for United, they won't be weaker with them.


1.) 30 Sep 2019 19:13:50
So much for Rashford being out lol.

2.) 30 Sep 2019 19:33:25
And Pogba mate, think we've been sold a fib :-)

3.) 30 Sep 2019 19:45:36
Nah I think they’re not 100% but they are desperate, that’s a dangerous game to play.

4.) 30 Sep 2019 20:59:50
Think our team selection will help Utd more than those two players

Terrible defence - Leno, Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac,
No monster or creativity in midfield - Guendouzi, Xhaka, Torreira,


5.) 30 Sep 2019 23:06:59
Do you not rate Leno sy? I think he's done alright considering the shower in front of him, since the start of the year only Heaton has faced more shots than him, he's faced nearly twice as many as de gea and arrizabalaga and he has the 4th best save %. This season we've faced the most shots of any team in Europes top 5 leagues, he's been hung out to dry.

6.) 01 Oct 2019 01:34:02
Leno excellent again tonight.

7.) 02 Oct 2019 20:39:54
I think he’s a great shot stopper - yes. Do I still have doubts on crosses and decision making - yes. Did I mean to put him in the “bad decision bucket” - no, that was a mistake and he had a great shot stopping game again.



29 Sep 2019 13:11:47
Brilliant to hear Raheem Stirling taking such sense over the Bernardo Silva character assassination.
No rational person wants to see racism or any kind of discrimination still taking place here in the 21st century but the kick it out campaign do much much more harm than good to the cause they represent by looking for problems where they don't exist.
If the kick it out campaign wants to keep any kind of credibility and wants to be taken seriously in the future it owes Bernardo Silva a public apology, it's a terrible slur to place on a totally innocent persons character and sets the whole campaign back years.
Racism most definitely should be a part of the uneducated ignorant past but equally so very much should Witch hunts be and accusing innocent people of horrible things.


1.) 29 Sep 2019 14:58:48
It’s unbelievable glad someone has mentioned it on here, it’s a crazy time and the whole nation is absolutely pickled with media nonsense from this right through to the whole Brexit “debacle” as they would have you believe. It’s all part and parcel as to why our footballers are the way they are today. Constantly get picked at by media and the fans that have not separated themselves from it. We call them primadonnas and constantly hope for some dirt, the media made them this that’s why they get paid loads and in some twisted logic the fact that it’s the media that has made them so rich the media feel they have bought them in some way or another. Shocking stuff.

2.) 29 Sep 2019 17:30:22
Its a very dangerous game some people playing with the truth that simply won't end well for anyone anywhere who values decency, the more they cry Wolf when they know full well there is no Wolf to be found anywhere the more public interest and sympathy they lose, which plays very nicely into the hands of those who really do hold racist and other extreme views that are not good for anyone anywhere.

3.) 29 Sep 2019 18:20:49
I stopped buying newspapers 6 years ago because of the way they report news. They aren't impartial, they only report dirty news, they are unscrupulous in their reporting and they seem to think people only want to read dirt. They really are the gutter press.

4.) 29 Sep 2019 18:27:04
An innocent joke between mates simple as that . Shows how social media jumps on anything also highlights to me that sportsmen and women need educating .

5.) 29 Sep 2019 18:36:47
Just look at the recent stuff with Ben stokes. Absolutely disgraceful, yet they are quick to jump on cyber bulling or gender equality or what ever else is the buzz topic. Vilifying Internet trolls and the such, when the truth to the matter is there much much worse.

6.) 29 Sep 2019 23:16:55
They keep saying racism is rising. Well I have been around a few years now and safely say it’s not even 5% as bad as it was when I was young and thiose older will probably tell me it wasn’t as bad in my day by far.

7.) 29 Sep 2019 23:17:01
We need to say a huge no to all forms of genuinely intentional racism and discrimination towards all people, and a huge yes to all forms of houmous human interaction with each other where there is obviously no deliberate intention to offend anyone.
A completely sterile world would be every bit as horrible to live in as a completely lawless world where no one respected anyone anywhere but themselves.
Surely the vast majority of uare evolved enough to be able to know the difference and forgive each other for all innocent comments now and again where it's clear no offence has been intended.

8.) 30 Sep 2019 16:24:30
The fact they are telling you racism is rising is complete disgrace as anyone who has lived longer then 20 years will tell you this is utter rubbish.

9.) 30 Sep 2019 17:50:43
There always has been and always will be nutters who just hate anyone who doesn't fit with thier ideals and unfortunately there always has been and always will be those who will feed their hate for thier own ends given half the chance.
Luckily most people are rational and have a live and let live mentality.



28 Sep 2019 12:36:29
Had to laugh when I saw Mondays game billed as the Elsackitico :-)
I think both managers would take a draw right now because niether sets of fans are going to take losing to this United or this Arsenal well at all.
It's a long long way from the early 2000s Fergies United v Arsenes Arsenal games these days.


1.) 28 Sep 2019 16:57:02
Summed up well mate losing to Utd won’t go down well and vice versus if your in the Man U camp

I actually think we will win by the odd goal.

2.) 28 Sep 2019 18:13:09
I think United will feel they have to come at us because they are at home which will suit us but there is a United v Arsenal game plan that never fails them which Ole used when they beat us in the cup last season.
If Ole is smart he will resist the pressure to attack attack attack and simply pick us off for fun on the break as they have done so well over the last 15 years.
I'm looking forward to the game because it's pretty difficult to call but Pogba running through our midfield at will is a huge worry for me, love him or not Pogba can be devastatingly good and we can be heartbreakingly feeble in the middle which doesn't fill me full of confidence.

3.) 30 Sep 2019 07:38:41
I wouldn't take a draw, if we can't beat this united side we don't even deserve top 4.




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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 :-)




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28 Sep 2019 08:27:47
Not much about what Emery does makes sense to me SY, the defensive side of our midfield and defence are worse now than before he arrived and that was the area that Arsene refused to address and ultimately it cost him his job.
Unfortunately we are with Emery righ back to exactly where we were with Arsene just waiting for someone somewhere to make the decision to let him go.




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27 Sep 2019 20:05:16
On BBC mate.
As you know SY mate I would rather Emery wasn't our manager and Xhaka wasn't our player but I try to see thugs objectively and as unbiased as I possibly can.
True Emery Plays Xhaka regardless of his ability and performances and even made him captain before the season started all of which I totally I disagree with him on but I genuinely think today is about club and players rallying round and getting behind a colleague who is receiving difficult personal treatment from some fans.




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27 Sep 2019 17:14:09
Read Ormsteins version of events mate, sounds more like a plea for support of a player under pressure from the fans.
I doubt any kind of vote took place that's just social media or tabloid trouble making in my opinion now mate.




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03 Sep 2019 13:21:29
I totally agree Jim 3 4 3 is the sensible way forward given the players available at the moment.
Make sure you always start will 11 players by dropping Xhaka permanently.
Play 3 4 3 in every single game until Belerin and Tierney are both 100% fit and see if the players benefit from having a settled formation.
Decide your best 11 from currently available players and give them 4 or 5 games together and see what happens.
If you win 5 out of 5 leave well alone don't tinker fiddle or play about simply relax and enjoy.





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15 Oct 2019 21:51:27
Hope you're right mate, just 27 Leeds goals this season and I'll be more than happy :-)




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14 Oct 2019 11:08:14
For me top 4 is a fair line to draw, yes you could argue we should be 3rd with our squad or argue the other way that 5th and winning the Europa is as good as 4th, both are attempts at adjusting the bar to either make tougher or easier to get over it.
Top 4 Emery gets a 3rd season and anything lower it's absolutely got to be bye di bye.




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13 Oct 2019 21:28:17
I think our next 4 games would test Spurs Chelsea and United top credentials Moe so obviously they will do the same to ours, unbeaten runs can be exaggerated by including the non premier league opposition in cups and then of course should we lose to Liverpool in the league cup but avoid defeat against Sheffield United Wolves Palace and Leicester then suddenly only count the league games so as to find a way of keeping the run alive :-) , positive spin I think they call it :-)




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12 Oct 2019 15:30:50
You too SY mate:-)




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12 Oct 2019 15:28:14
And there is the thing, no one has the right to tell someone that is perfectly happy with Emery they are not allowed to be so and equally no one has the right to tell those who are totally unhappy with Emery that they can't feel that way.
In the main for me watching Emerys Arsenal play isn't very entertaining or enjoyable experience and I spend a lot more time frustrated by what I see than thrilled but one man's meat is most definitely another man's poison.
In the end it will come down to top 4 finish or lack of it whether he's part of our future beyond this season but if the fans and players are still struggling to understand his methods tactics and philosophy come January he might not get that far even because absolutely no way are this pool of current Arsenal players anywhere near as bad as they look in most games right now.