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18 Dec 2019 21:55:50
Apparently City are surprised by the talk of us announcing Artetta as our manager when we haven't even spoken to them and agreed compensation.
Whatever has happened at Arsenal we used to be so prim and proper in how we conducted our business.


1.) 19 Dec 2019 11:17:19
This could be because the way they poached our players in the past. Pay back I guess.

2.) 19 Dec 2019 12:48:18
I doubt it but if so how old is josh 5?
City have well moved on from the Mark Hughes buy Arsenal days and have no interest in any of our players now days.
I'd incompetence was the more likely explanation than pay back.



10 Nov 2019 09:02:59
I'm not sure if Emery can't or won't change his ways but either way it's plainly obvious his ways his methods his tactics just aren't working at premier league level.
What would be the point in continuing with Emery few more games or weeks! What is going to suddenly start working that hasn't worked upto this point in time?
9 points over 26 games isn't impossible to make up but neither will it be a formality for a new manager either.

There are absolutely no guarantees that if we change managers things will suddenly come good but there is a genuine possibility they might under a different manager that simply doesn't exist under Emery.

We have a squad that has the quality in abundance we just need someone who can organise and motivate them into a cohesive team that functions to its full potential.
There is no logical reason to carry on with Emery, I've read people saying the club don't want to pay his compensation money and would rather let him see out his contact to save what a £3 millions pay off?

But that's just people being negative towards the board because I'm sure Josh and Co are more than capable of working out the financial loss of champions league football money v £3 million in compensation without the need to consult the world's greatest mathematic brains first.


1.) 10 Nov 2019 13:24:20
As usual, nothing to disagree with from G62. I have little faith in the board to act decisively. They have a history of dithering and fiddling while the team burns on the pitch. As you said elsewhere, the only language they understand is empty terracing. I would rather listen to us lose on the radio, than freeze my arse off sitting at the Emirates.

I would love to be wrong, but those hoping for a sacking on Monday. I wouldn't hold my breath.

2.) 10 Nov 2019 15:08:24
Hi Urban mate I think you've got it bang on, vote with you bum if your not happy and spend your time doing something that does make you happy until the club team and manager give you reason to feel they are your best way of spending your time and money again.

3.) 10 Nov 2019 19:24:06
I just don’t know how emery is making Managing Arsenal look like a difficult job? This season I honestly couldn’t tell you what system we’re playing. Yes Wenger was dated, but you knew what you was getting. A team trying to play possession football until an opening presented itself. Against Leicester, we couldn’t even string 5 passes together. No one knew where each other are, we got strikers playing like wingers, playing so deep against a team that plays with 1 striker. Emery isn’t connected to his players and he’s not connected to the fans. Sack this tactical fraud, leave Freddie in charge til we can get a manager with a clear vision.

4.) 10 Nov 2019 19:43:08
It's true ice mate we have no identity no structure no Arsenal way of playing that the players can get they're heads around and become comfortable with and most importantly good at.
Every game a different starting 11 a different game plan a different formation what chance do our players have? And of course they are only human so are naturally becoming deflated and losing interest and motivation to simply indulge yet more nonsense.

5.) 11 Nov 2019 09:58:15
Icy, you are so right. It was embarrassing watching us play what amounted to a back five against a side with a lone striker. And Gunner, spot on about identity, we don't have one at all. We even had one under Graham, albeit based on grinding opponents down and a very flat back four with their hands up every five minutes. I watched Liverpool yesterday afternoon, and even with some (one) lucky breaks, they looked every bit the finished article where we look pedestrian. The worst of it is, our front three/ four are the measure of anything Liverpool have got. But the rest is disorganised, poorly deployed, and yes, lacking any kind of identity.

The papers (I know) are this morning reporting the boards confidence in Emery. If true, I'm not surprised. Of course, we don't want a trigger happy board, but one season, and a third of this one, is enough to know. It could be a long frustrating season.

6.) 11 Nov 2019 10:25:20
In a game that’s about numbers and statistics, I’d be curious to know which one Emery is impressing in, that’s keeping him in that seat.
Ed any inside news on what’s happening? I just can’t accept the board are content with him because under him, Speaking statistically, we won’t challenge top 4 and we don’t want to bank winning Europe when we can’t hold a clean sheet.

{Ed002's Note - It was a mistake brining him in and as I said he was far from first choice. The club has gambled financially on getting in to the top four come the end of the season, and that remains the primary target. It is difficult to see anything happening before the summer when I suspect there might well be a change.}

7.) 11 Nov 2019 10:54:47
The papers are all quoting Ormstein Urban mate so it's a highly credible that is the boards position.
I'm pinning my hopes on the board using Ormstein as a deflection tactic and going to surprise us all as they did when they let the papers run with the "we only had 40 million to spend" story all last summer then bosh! broke our transfer record :-) I know it's not a theory you'd want to put your house on being correct is it :-) ?
Like you said yesterday mate vote with your bum and if your not happy with what's being offered simply don't accept it and find a more enjoyable way of spending your time and money, 20,000 empty seats is an extremely difficult fans message to ignore for long.

8.) 12 Nov 2019 06:49:18
I'm with you 62 fingers crossed 🤞.



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 :-)





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05 Jul 2020 21:38:55
Big game Tuesday then the big North London title decider next Sunday. Finishing above Spurs is hardly a reason to get the open top bus out or get town hall ready but it would be the first time in 5 Seasons? And something to smile about.


1.) 06 Jul 2020 07:29:52
What a run of games - Leicester, Spurs, Liverpool then City. strap in boys. Let’s see what we’re made of 👍👍👍.

2.) 06 Jul 2020 09:21:35
Jose saying Arsenal fans only mock Spurs because we are as useless as them, I think he will find the fans of both clubs mock each other at every opportunity regardless how either are doing.
Wow Spurs made a huge mistake with Jose and for all our clubs faults we didn't at least go down the Jose Mourinho route.

3.) 06 Jul 2020 14:29:22
To for is there for the taking

Imagine if we take maximum points in the next 3 games, it will be game on.

4.) 06 Jul 2020 14:48:17
* top 4.

5.) 06 Jul 2020 15:13:25
We can get a maximum of 64 points and only once in the last 20 seasons has a side finished 4th with less than 66 pts, that was Everton in 2004. Obviously the odds of 64 being enough aren't great at all and if you couple that with us having to make it 8 wins in our last 8 games to get that 64 points total makes it all the more unlikely, it's possible but very unlikely to happen.
I think given the season we've had over all top 7 and Europa league qualification would be a very acceptable first half season from Mikel.



02 Jul 2020 15:09:06
Just had my interview for the second job and they are going to let me know by the end of today if I've been successful and if not send me a letter so say I haven't been successful on this occasion.

They did tell me my interview had gone really well in their view and they wouldn't have a problem with offering me the job but they obviously have other candidates to see this afternoon who may or may not be equally well suited but simply better qualified than me, which is obviously fair enough.

So 2 to 3 hours of nail biting now hoping for that phone call that may or may not come :- ( nervous times for sure :- (.


{Ed047's Note - stay cool 62, We’re all rooting for you 👍🏼

1.) 02 Jul 2020 15:37:10
Thank you Ed047 mate, I know and really appreciate that mate.
At least I get to know today and don't have to think about it all weekend :-)

IT must be just as nerve wrecking for everyone on this page as it is me, I've said no more moaning if I get the job, just imagine how bad i will be if I don't get it :-) :-) :-)

{Ed047's Note - I know mate, we’re all waiting for the good news. 🤞

2.) 02 Jul 2020 15:49:15
You will get it John

Don’t believe the moaning part mate

Your just a grumpy old codger by mature.

3.) 02 Jul 2020 15:53:17

4.) 02 Jul 2020 16:22:32
I was wondering how it went - fingers crossed.

You’ve got the whole site on tenterhooks 💪.

5.) 02 Jul 2020 18:04:04
I got it into got it is got the job everyone! Thank you for all your encouragement and support, I really meant that :-)
Can't believe it so so happy and grateful:-) :-) :-)

6.) 02 Jul 2020 18:19:49
Congrats buddy 🥳🥳.

{Ed047's Note - result 62, well done mate, they made the right choice!

7.) 02 Jul 2020 18:38:43
Great news Gunner mate well done! There must be something in the air because I also got a job offer today for an interview I had yesterday! 👊🏻 Starting July 13th!

{Ed047's Note - a double whammy, nice one Glenn, well done mate

8.) 02 Jul 2020 18:42:46
Well done meldrew

You must have bored the crap out of them they decided to give you the job

Good luck son.

9.) 02 Jul 2020 19:15:03
Thank you everyone and well done Glen mate that's brilliant news so pleased for us both mate.

I've got to wait for my DBS to come through before I can start but hopefully won't be to long and I've been honest with them about my rather colourful younger days where wasn't so much bad but a bit wild and out order for a few years late teens early 20s.

10.) 02 Jul 2020 19:26:47
You’re colourful days?

Was that when you was robbing panties off a clothes line.

{Ed047's Note - scrumping mate, 62 was a renowned scrumper and would then make illegal liquor!

11.) 02 Jul 2020 19:36:23
No Ed

John was known for being the local knicker sniffer in his town.

{Ed047's Note - 🤣🤣

12.) 02 Jul 2020 20:02:16
Well done gunner couldn't happen to a nicer fella, the raver is proud of you mate.

13.) 02 Jul 2020 20:03:55
It's all worked out for him, he's now got a job at a dry cleaners! Congratulations G62!

14.) 02 Jul 2020 20:26:24
Awesome news - congratulations. Genuinely super happy and the first post I looked for 👍👍👍👍👍.

15.) 02 Jul 2020 20:27:56
I can definitely get him some work behind the bar in the seedy West end nightclubs, but I think pole dancing is out of the question with gunner.

16.) 02 Jul 2020 20:31:49
Well done mate, and a massive congrats.

17.) 02 Jul 2020 21:39:58
Cheers Ed/ Gunner, much appreciated 🙏🏻.

{Ed047's Note - it’s great to have some good news Glenn, well happy for you both

18.) 02 Jul 2020 21:46:35
Thank you everyone :-) funny enough I never got caught for sniffing womens bike seats or for being the local bloomers blagger as I was always sober when I went through those phases, but when me and alcohol got together what seemed out of the question after 5 pints suddenly seemed like a brilliant idea after 15 pints, 35 years later having to explain some of the stuff my 17 to 23 did can be a bit cringing but hey ho in the words of Muhammad Ali " show me the man of 50 who sees the world the same as he did at 20 and I'll show you a man that's wasted 30 years " :-) .

19.) 02 Jul 2020 22:01:32
It sure is Ed mate! After losing my job to C.V., having to cancel my stag do and postponing the wedding it's certainly been a year to right off! So some happy news is most welcoming! 😁.

{Ed047's Note - ahh that’s a nightmare mate, hopefully everything will come together, maybe for next year.

2020 is a massive right off! Let’s hope the brainless minority don’t drag it into 2021.

20.) 02 Jul 2020 22:26:18
It will do and will be worth the wait I'm sure! As long as Arsenal get their act together, have a clever window and make a good start to the next campaign then 2021 should look bright on all fronts 😂.

{Ed047's Note - it will mate and I think you maybe pushing your luck for the rest of it! 🤣

21.) 03 Jul 2020 08:35:15
Congratulations Glenn, things can only get better 🎶🎵😊🌈.

22.) 03 Jul 2020 08:42:50
Hi Glen mate I'm so sorry to hear how hard 2020 has hit you personally mate, my son is having to rearrange his wedding too mate. Can't wait to read in 2021 how your stag night and wedding went even better than you ever hoped they could have and how brilliant your new jobs been for you, well done mate.

23.) 03 Jul 2020 18:35:24
Thank you SallyJannine! 🙏🏻

Yeah Gunner it's been a shocker but it's all good and falling in to place again! I'll let all know alright, just have to make sure it's scheduled for an Arsenal game day now 😂 hope your son gets it sorted too bud! Thanks again.



29 Jun 2020 18:34:56
Anyone thinking of getting married should be aware that you and your future wife/ husband must wash your hands both before and after exchanging rings, obviously your free to have as much sex before during and after the ceremony as you like but it's while exchanging those rings you MUST STAY ALERT!
Ummm doesn't exactly fill you with confidence that those running the country have the greatest handle on things does it!


1.) 29 Jun 2020 22:30:20
So you have to wash your finger before you put it in the ring. Got it.

2.) 30 Jun 2020 08:18:29
It's probably what they meant mate :-) and only 30 people are allowed to watch and no loud voices or alcohol are allowed.



29 Jun 2020 16:37:05
Anyone else struggling to get into and enjoy games without the fans and the atmosphere?


1.) 29 Jun 2020 18:27:09
For me its flat, the fans are such a massive part of our game, its a struggle to get into the game. Worryingly a lot of workmates have said they haven't really missed the footie.

2.) 29 Jun 2020 19:02:24
I've got to confess TG I didn't miss it that much either mate, I missed the banter but actually watching games wasn't that huge a loss and trying to get back into it without the fans I've found it virtually impossible to get involved in games at all.
I had absolutely no idea how important the atmosphere created by the fans was to the overall product itself.

3.) 29 Jun 2020 21:27:39
I haven't enjoyed a game yet, and have fallen asleep several times. I'm not good at watching games as a neutral, but right now I can't watch any thing. Oh wait I think Burnley just scored, missed it, I'll catch up at the post game Autopsy.

4.) 29 Jun 2020 22:05:59
Without the fans its a little like watching overly cautious training sessions. We're not exactly a creative attacking side anymore which doesn't help either, but I've certainly lost all interest in neutral games.
The incredibly unrealistic fake crowd noise only seems to make it worse as well. Feel a more constant crowd noise would have been better than this wack DJ with the over the top boo/ cheer buttons.

5.) 29 Jun 2020 22:49:37
One thing it has shown is that in a sport so dominated by money from sponsors and TV companies it's still 100% reliant on fans to make it work and it's only as strong as the fans interest in it.



28 Jun 2020 18:10:52
Assuming City will make the last 4 (always a silly move) City United Chelsea, who would you most and least hope to draw in the semi final?


1.) 28 Jun 2020 19:58:56
Don’t want City . oh wait a minute lol.




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08 Jul 2020 12:27:01
I think Ceballos will choose the highest level option on offer to him this summer. The lad seems very football ambitious rather than money or easy opinion driven, shame because we really need players with that ambitious mentality at Arsenal.


{Ed002's Note - Dani Ceballos (CM) agent is investigating other options as the player is edging away from signing for Arsenal. It is about direction, opportunity and the future. The idea is he gets another loan, gets to the Euros, gets to talk options with Real Madrid and the decides on a practical way forward - perhaps with a more progressive side. Loan to Milan, Real Betis or Valencia might give a short-term solution.}



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01 Jul 2020 15:56:56
It bet he's traveling by snail with an eta of 2035.




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01 Jul 2020 15:55:12
None in the ground itself mate, well not as things stand anyway!
It really is brilliant news though, we needed that news.




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26 Jun 2020 17:54:27
The most vile and best known tabloid rag for printing totally unfounded stories and deliberately cruel lies about everyone and anyone it deems fit to lie about have reported Guendozi as bragging about his wages!




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25 Jun 2020 10:26:21
Good news 16 mate, I never really thought he'd leave so soon but 2 years time we will have a problem if he continues to get better and better and we simply don't get better with him. He'd be a mug to waste his talent with us long term if we don't match his potential to challenge for and win big prizes in the future.





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08 Jul 2020 11:52:52
Hi Raver mate, Sundays derby has suddenly become supper huge as bragging rights in North London supremacy is the most achievable target for both clubs and would at least give the victor something to crow about if all else fails. Obviously both clubs hope to sneak into top 7 and Europa league qualification and of course we have the fa cup still to dream about but a win on Sunday is suddenly very very important to both teams and defeat is equally unthinkable to both teams also.
Should be a very passionate and high tension game mate. Jose must be secretly worried what defeat would do for his relationship with the Spurs fans who seem less than impressed by him so far.




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08 Jul 2020 07:27:22
Hi RG mate, good to hear from you and know you are well mate.




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07 Jul 2020 23:07:44
On the bright side, 10 points from last 4 games! I reckon that's the best form of this season by some distance, without checking stats first of course.




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07 Jul 2020 14:49:05
Fair play Banbury mate, it could have gone the other way had Jose rediscovered his old original Chelsea self again at Spurs, that would have been very bad news for us.
It's strange because when he's not involved with a club and in the TV studio as a pundit he's seems to be his old funny charming self again but once he's back in the manages role he seems to revert back to the angry bitter one again which is a shame for the game because he was once such a brilliant asset to football, his team were successful on the pitch and he was top value entertainment off the pitch when at his best all those years ago.




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07 Jul 2020 12:24:04
It's difficult at the moment because of the break and no proper preseason before the restart but I'd love us to have a settled best 11 starters who play together week in week out.
Injuries and suspension will always come and create opportunity for squad players to displace first choice players but so many champions each season seem to use the least amount of players, I know when Leicester and Chelsea last won the title they didn't rotate players tp keep everybody happy but played thier best 11 whenever possible.