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30 Apr 2019 02:25:04
Ed 002 do arsenal have an interest in Lewis Dunk, to your knowledge. Thanks.

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{Ed002's Note - No, I am not aware of Dunk being one of the Arsenal CB targets.}


1.) 30 Apr 2019 16:07:21
Thanks Ed.


 

 

30 Jan 2019 17:38:26
Arsenal have signed "barca outcast" denis suarez, lol some of the media outlets on the web are gutter snipes. Very talented player, the only thing we need to find out is wether he copes with the prem. We have4 months to find out.

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{Ed0333's Note - i agree Steve I think the guys a very good player. Really looking forward to seeing provide bullets to Aba and Lacazette. I don’t see anything wrong with this transfer at all.


1.) 30 Jan 2019 17:50:22
Emery knows him really well Ed0333, he knows what he is getting, so i'm hopeful he can blossom but at least we can try before we buy.

{Ed0333's Note - exactly it’s a win win situation for arsenal.


2.) 30 Jan 2019 19:36:46
Alexis wasn’t a first team regular in Barcelona before he came to us. So if Suarez can be anything close to that I would be thrilled. (Yeah yeah, I know Alexis was a better player, with more power to his game)


3.) 30 Jan 2019 20:42:05
The truth is Nor, Barcelona don't have many donkeys in their A or B teams, they can all play football and would get in a hell of a lot of first teams. He probably needs to play regularly to find his true potential. he's no mug that's for sure.


4.) 31 Jan 2019 01:51:15
Alexis was a regular, he was almost always in the team except for a handful of occasions off the bench or left out of the cups.
Personally I'm glad we've picked up Suarez but wondering who will make way in the side as a result.


 

 

14 Jan 2019 22:59:15
Ed 02 do you know if it is right we have been offered €10 by juve to let ramsey go. I know you don't like talking money but have you heard anything. Thanks.

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{Ed002's Note - It is rather more than €10 but they do want him now and Benatia is another option.}


1.) 15 Jan 2019 13:10:21
I'd take benatia and let Ramsey go now.


2.) 15 Jan 2019 14:44:02
Just realised i missed the million out of first post. Doh!


3.) 15 Jan 2019 17:38:25
Yes, they have doubled their offer by adding a glass of Chianti to the bid Steve.


4.) 15 Jan 2019 14:42:52
Thanks for that Ed 02.


5.) 15 Jan 2019 17:52:49
One of the few fine things to come from Italy Epping . We should bite their hand off.


 

 

14 Jan 2019 22:56:02
Since the summer Ozil joined, Arsenal have spent on transfers £378 million. we have recouped £77 million. I think its plain to see why this club has been struggling.

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1.) 14 Jan 2019 23:20:40
No question the buying and contract management of players has been woeful to put it mildly and that's why the Sven men have been brought in by the club. Who knows the club might just feel a little less nervous in future if they start seeing the assets they invest increase in value rather than simply vanish into thin air.


2.) 15 Jan 2019 00:14:09
The list of players we have lost money on or like sanchez lost out on when their market value was lost. Ok not now but his market value was £80 big ones, we got way below that in the deal. Gabriel, Lucas etc not big buys as such but bought and sold at a loss in a short time.


3.) 15 Jan 2019 04:10:27
Agree with both Steve and G62. I'd still take a loss on Mustafi if it meant getting rid tomorrow though. We desperately need a CB.


4.) 15 Jan 2019 06:22:31
We have been operating like that for years Steve, constantly letting players go to rivals for below market value and getting shafted when going into the transfer market too late as was the Wenger way.


5.) 15 Jan 2019 08:12:04
It seemed to all start with RVP moving to United a move that hurt Arsene personally, after that we seem to give any player who might just one day be a top player ridicules wages not to leave and of course the players quickly learned how to play the game with Arsene in order to get more than their true value in wages.


 

 

14 Jan 2019 20:21:51
This season is about transition and change, if people can't or won't give Dick or Tom or whoever enough time to get right or get wrong ( i don't know anyone who gets everything right and nothing wrong) then we can't expect anyone ever to come to this club and put it back. Dick is a very good manager, a very highly decorated manager, for goodness sake let him get on with it and let him get things wrong. Then maybe when it has been time to digest the level of problems that need to be addressed, then give him time to address it. The squad had ad still has problems of not his doing, he isn't Dynamo. Oh wait!

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1.) 14 Jan 2019 21:32:05
Next up Chelsea United Cardiff and City Steve given its Dicks first season what would be acceptable mate, 3pts v Cardiff and free to concentrate on the europa league 100% :-)


2.) 14 Jan 2019 21:54:58
Amen to that Steve 🙏🏻.


3.) 14 Jan 2019 22:23:32
Gunner, our home record is pretty good, if we beat chelski next week, happy days, if we dont, i think pretty much cups all the way and a bit more experimenting with the team for me.


4.) 14 Jan 2019 22:36:55
Glen, I've never thought about being a preacher man. Lol Are they opinionated like me.


5.) 14 Jan 2019 22:53:53
What about United in the cup Steve? Do you think Dick can out smart Ole given he's been in the job slightly longer :-)


6.) 14 Jan 2019 23:55:00
Gunner, why not, we will find out soon enough.


7.) 15 Jan 2019 10:13:20
I guess so Steve mate. All hail Pope Emery.


 

 

 

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03 Oct 2019 21:57:47
Very good win for the youngsters and returnees. Do we have a future super star in Martinelli? Tierney looking like our long term left back. This is a great competition to blood youngsters like we did willock and Gouendouzi last season.

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{Ed047's Note - agree totally, the young guys are really doing themselves proud.


1.) 03 Oct 2019 22:53:28
Our young players look better than I can ever remember seeing them before, after so many false dawns of the P word this crop look absolute quality and very importantly that look hungry apposed to patient.
In my usual ( negative or honest, depends on how you take it) opinion it's a worry all our exciting young players are attacking all players rather than defenders or defensive midfielders that we are crying out for, and have been for more than a decade.
On Guendouzi, he is 100% the real deal and we are so lucky time have him and absolutely must not lose him in the next 5 years minimum.


2.) 04 Oct 2019 00:10:46
Agree gunner and ed, i think there is a crop of youngsters in the squad who should kick on and at least be first team squad members or first choice for us, for the next few seasons. Its good to see young players actually being confident and really pushing for a place.

{Ed047's Note - definitely steve, how good the finally become is down to them ultimately and Freddie seems like he has their feet firmly on the ground.


3.) 04 Oct 2019 01:44:41
Would have loved to see these guys turn out against Man U. Martinelli over Pepe, Saka to keep his place, Willock over Xhaka, Holding over Luiz. Give Tierney and Bellerin a bit more time to bed in and we're going to look a lot better soon.

{Ed047's Note - let’s hope so wire


4.) 04 Oct 2019 09:21:47
Freddie and Per have and are doing a great job with the youngsters. It was a master stroke to appoint Freddie as a first team coach and give him the role of integrating the young players into the first team squad. The signing of younger players in the post Gazidis/ Wenger era makes complete sense, with the likes of Tierney, Martinelli, Torreira, Pepe, Guendouzi and Saliba who arrives next season. In addition Nketiah is gaining valuable playing time at Leeds and arrives back next season.

Last night’s defence, with Saliba replacing Mustafi could be the unit for the future. Whilst Martinelli and Saka have enormous potential. Well done to Emery for a brave and intelligent selection, giving the first team a rest before we play Bournemouth on Sunday. A win could elevate us into 3rd place.


5.) 04 Oct 2019 17:47:09
Wire - Holding over Luiz —- yes please sir 👏👏👏

Chambers for Papa or for Xhaka.


 

 

30 Sep 2019 15:28:16
Taken the gloss off for me for tonight with the recent captain announcement, so looks like the midfield won't be how i see it being its strongest. But when we start, i will be looking forward to the game. Never easy for us at OT, not won there for 13 years but hop6we can get a result tonight. Team selection, especially defence will be interesting.

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1.) 30 Sep 2019 16:46:02
Shocking shocking decision really is.


2.) 30 Sep 2019 17:30:59
I don't think anyone is happy about it or thinks it's right but it's just something we have to put up with from Emery.
It's 100% not Xhaka's fualt he's only following orders and it's not for him to decide he's not good enough and someone else deserves to be playing in his place. It's a crazy situation where we have to play each and every league game with less than our best possible side simply because our manager refuses to be wrong about a player he's determined to prove the rest of the world wrong about one day no matter how long it takes or at what the cost to the team fans or club.
Your 100% right Banbury mate, shocking is exactly what it is.


3.) 30 Sep 2019 17:56:06
No one is blaming Xhaka 62? But Wenger was as blind as Emery is . I don’t get how fans and pundits alike think Xhaka is punching above his weight yet the manager of Arsenal really rare the guy

One thing for sure GX isn’t going anywhere.


4.) 30 Sep 2019 18:44:24
No I realise no one is blaming Xhaka on here mate but obviously the fans who boo him obviously are and they want to show there disaffection with Xhaka playing above better players who are forced to sit and watch him they should direct their disappointment at Emery not Xhaka.
Only Arsene and Emery see what nobody else sees? Darsene strikes again, but don't tell Ned :-)


5.) 30 Sep 2019 19:47:40
If the players have voted for him then they trust him and they would know best, maybe this will boost his confidence and we will see a different player from now.


 

 

24 Sep 2019 16:11:34
Anyway, after all the tosh we have all just written, we have a game tonight, a day off from the moaning, a nice cariboo cup game. It could mean the return of some more players from long term injury, let's hope so. let's hope also some of the players not getting their chance in the first eleven, give the manager something to ponder. A good run is important because it gives the rest of the squad a good platform. Not a massive fan of Bellerin but has to be better than Amn, Tierney must be better than, kol and surely Holding can replace at least one of our center backs going forward. Martinez looked good the other night, Torreira needs a full game, martinelli can get some game time, so can nelson and even Ozil can get some much needed game time. A win would be great for the squad but forest are no mugs. Its a nice change tonight, i would like us to win this cariboo cup thingy but in the great scheme its not that essential but a good run is.

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1.) 24 Sep 2019 18:59:44
In agreement with all that Stevie boy.


2.) 24 Sep 2019 20:59:16
Sounds like Tierney and Martinelli are having blinders.


3.) 24 Sep 2019 22:10:15
Sounds like Tierney was playing well, sounds like Holding did well and chambers. Chambers done nothing wrong so far and he's producing every game, i think he's a better player than some give him no credit for. Martinelli continues his development and spuds are humbled. Great night. Lol.


4.) 24 Sep 2019 22:51:44
I’ve watched the match and I’m very pleased with all the youngsters. They played with their hearts.


 

 

22 Sep 2019 18:42:15
Well done today in obviously trying circumstances. Ten men and a goal down is very serious. Well done to all on the pitch for pulling it round. Great result and great results from other games today and yesterday. Didn't agree with the team selection today at all but, i can't moan when we win, the win is all important today.

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1.) 22 Sep 2019 18:53:01
Load of rubbish Steve not your post well not all of it, this is worse than a worse thing on an even worse day, Emery is a bigger con man than Wenger.


2.) 22 Sep 2019 18:53:06
Although I basically agree Steve, did you see Aubameyang's face when they scored? It really looked like he was totally incredulous. How long can you hold a team together if they only scrape wins (at best) and lose faith in the manager, the tactics and then each other? Saka looked great today though, and although chambers lack of pace showed and a couple of mistakes, did well too.


3.) 22 Sep 2019 18:55:48
I don't remember winning ever stopping you moaning on Arsenes shift Steve mate! Sorry mate but you really do seem to have one rule for Emery and another for Arsene.


4.) 22 Sep 2019 18:58:46
I great come back Steve.

It must be said that Guendouzi certainly injected some forward impetus that we required. Been giving him some stick as defensively he leaves us very exposed with stray passes and no sense of defensive duty. Didn’t he leave his runner for th3 first goal? If I’m going to give him stick I also have to appreciate his contribution to getting us going forward and attacking the opposition.

Nice to see Pepe score even if it’s from the spot.

Great finish from the handsome Chambers

Worst player excluding AMN was Luiz again. Another poor performance from 🤡23 - he must be due a good game soon and not cost us another goal. He’s at 1.2 goals at fault per game in EPL . That’s an outstanding stat.

Get a grip Emery before the big bad board demote you to a more appropriate challenge. Nothing against you as you seem a nice guy but you don’t have th3 tools for this job.

3 points = can’t moan 😉.


5.) 22 Sep 2019 19:00:39
It was a shocker, we are even below the level left on.


6.) 22 Sep 2019 19:01:16
It was the mighty Villa - remember. We’re lucky to have such a great manager who pulled off a great result and dominated the game. Did you see how many passes we made! We restricted the mighty Villa to less than 30 shots. What’s to moan about 🍾🎉🎊👏.


7.) 22 Sep 2019 19:03:42
He has the tools but not a clue how to use them.

{Ed047's Note - I honestly think we have a lot of talent in this squad that he is wasting and it’s criminal.


8.) 22 Sep 2019 19:11:01
Totally agree Ed the summer window was a good one but at the moment it’s wasted.

{Ed047's Note - our front line and midfield (excluding Xhaka) is quality, if we had a manager to organise our defence (excluding Luiz) top 4 should not be a problem.

But he’s making a right pigs ear of it.


9.) 22 Sep 2019 19:18:16
Nothing wrong with the tools is the man using them that is the problem, he's obviously lost both the fans and players confidence so it's when not if he is let go, why leave it too late to save the season?


10.) 22 Sep 2019 19:35:42
No Gunner, thanks for the lecture but i'm not too upset that we won, in fact because of all the other results, i'm actually very happy. i'm not happy with what Emery is doing with the team but i got fed up of years and years not enjoying winning under wenger and seeing the same things. Like i said, i had a summer off the slagging roundabout and decided to be more relaxed. On one side we are leaking goals like a school boy team and Emery is picking Xhaka and the same old culprits each week and on the other we have had one defeat away at Liverpool and lie 4th in the league. I didn't know i had to be psychoanalised as to my perseption of wenger to Emery. i'm happy we won you arent. When we end up languishing in 7th or 8th for a few weeks and not competing, i will be moaning with the best but i am happy tonight. I think Emery should be making all sorts of changes to the team, formations and defence but when we win, i'm more relaxed now and when we lose, i'm not. I also accept we can't win every game and we will lose lots we shouldn't but that's football. If we lose lots, Emery will be gone. I actually said last week, i thought the second half against Watford was one of the worst in years, Thursdays game was excellent and todays game was a win with ten men, so i'm feeling better than last weekend. Emery may or may not be out of his depth as some interesting people on here have said but ultimately his fate will be decided on results, not by what you and me say. I will go into work tomorrow moaning about the team but i have some mates who will be moaning as well and they support "bigger teams" than me and they are struggling too. Is Emery clearly doing worse than ole, poch and Lampard, i think not, is he doing worse than pep and klopp, i think so. Things need addressing and that is a fact, i don't see us improving if they dont. If they get worse, we all know the outcome "NEXT! "


11.) 22 Sep 2019 19:45:05
62 - I meant he doesn’t have the tools in his own tool box. You are right in that the squad attack wise has enough to out shoot any attack while there’s definitely a defensive weakness but also a talent in the club that can be unearthed through coaching and tactics ( only thing he’s responsible for ) or exposed through naivety and lack of experience from the coach.

Ditch a back four with 🤡23 - pretty simple

Ditch Xhaka and give us two solid CDM, one of which is a beast and the other can play a pass. Both need to be defensive minded. Then go crazy with creativity

We tinker with midfield and attack but never from a defensive perspective. So frustrating it’s crazy. How can a second manager be so blind to our problems.

I’m waiting for the moment that the wedding ring is dropped onto the floor a cold breath and Emery suddenly gets the plot like Bruce. But I don’t think he has any sense.


12.) 22 Sep 2019 19:46:25
No offence meant Steve I didn't mean to lecture you but I struggle to understand how people who were so unhappy with Arsene can be happy with Emery even though nothing has improved and have actually got even worse now than then.
My bad and your entitled to your opinion no matter how much I struggle to understand it.


13.) 22 Sep 2019 19:48:57
Steve, your performance shouldn’t be based on how others are doing . I don’t give a damn about other managers it’s about Arsenal and we are dreadful

End of.


14.) 22 Sep 2019 19:55:37
I’m in for the long game - a win is great and a come back like that is awesome. But when we are trying to sort out the issues the club has - performances and addressing issues and a plan make me far happier than a hapless hopeless directionless lucky win.

Still it’s a silver lining on a 💩stained cloud.


15.) 22 Sep 2019 20:16:28
Banbury, Emery will only be sacked when we lose on a regular basis, regardless of how we look.


16.) 22 Sep 2019 21:17:40
Sy I think
Leno
Maitland Niles Papa Chambers Kol
Guendouzi Luis Cellabos
Ozil
Pepe Auba
Is good enough to handle Vila at home Watford away as long as they are organised and trained where by everyone knows what they and others jobs are as individuals and as team.

Yes you can have
Leno
Belerin Papa Holding Tierney
Guendouzi Torreira Ceballos
Pepe Lacca Auba
When all are fit but either way mother 11 should struggle against already struggling Watford and Vila.


17.) 23 Sep 2019 00:59:14
The funny thing about today is that you can take so much negative than positive.
It’s very clear we have a very big problem at the back and what’s worrying that it has been going for years and until this day absolutely nothing been done about it.
Yes we are happy about the come back and the win today but we don’t have what they call a winnable game no more, every team is a threat because of our defense and team set up.
I don’t see any team is afraid of us no more it’s almost like we are becoming Man United.


 

 

19 Sep 2019 20:03:54
Make no bones about it, even with the serial mistakers, xhaka, nustaffi and luiz, that was a fantastic result. Just need to carry that on now. Well done Saka and Willock. The first defeat at home in Europe for them for 15 years and some illustrious teams humbled there too. Great stadium and atmosphere, great fans.

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1.) 19 Sep 2019 20:19:31
Martinez was amazing. Easily our best keeper on that performance.


2.) 19 Sep 2019 20:35:52
I wouldn’t disagree Steve BUT against quality sides we could easily have conceded 12 in our last two games, giving teams that many chances is suicidal.


3.) 19 Sep 2019 20:58:51
Agree Banbury, i'm not saying everything is all rosy again it isn't but tonight the commitment and application was there in a very hostile environment, its how we move on from tonight and progress that is the key. I didn't like the team at all that was put out but it was away in Europe and credit where credit is due. Europa form doesn't seem so scratchy like the prem away. The prem form away needs a solution.


4.) 19 Sep 2019 21:04:24
Andy, we seem to have two very good keepers again, that's at least a base to build off. Its upto the players and staff to sort the outfield defending out.


5.) 19 Sep 2019 21:45:55
I take full credit for Martinez performance as I sold him the Astro turf for his full size goal in his back garden (I really did) 😂.


6.) 19 Sep 2019 21:55:02
24 shots against tonight, 31 on Sunday and even at the Emirates Burnley had 16 attempt on our goal.
Last season we became the first top 6 team ton concede more chances than we created since 2012,and this season the shots against total is absolutely off the scale completely.
It's no only not getting any better it's actually getting worse and worse as time goes on.
If Emery doesn't act soon to stop it teams will start taking more and more of the extraordinary amount opportunities we allow them and once that happens and the goals against starts to reflect the opportunity in ballance then Emery will be toast.
He needs to act quickly if he wants to save his job in my opinion.


7.) 19 Sep 2019 22:03:50
If he's got a full size goal in his back garden then he deserves to get on, that's dedication for you.


8.) 20 Sep 2019 09:36:55
Papering over cracks.


9.) 20 Sep 2019 12:01:40
But why use transparent wallpaper Welsh :-)
In the words of Richard Drayfus " going to need a thicker paper "


 

 

 

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30 Apr 2019 16:07:21
Thanks Ed.

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25 Feb 2019 23:45:48
I would be very surprised if Gouendouzi was sold, he is an arsenal fan, playing for his club st 19. As a club the midfield duo of him and torreira are the future for the next three or gour seasons. The club should be building round players like him. I for one would be devastated if he is sold on for profit over progress. I don't see it.

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26 Feb 2019 00:11:52
We should be building a team round Gouendouzi if we are looking to break back into the top four. It is obvious that big teams will be sniffing, he is pure class but he is an arsenal fan and i think we will keep him for a few more years. Him and torreira should be the future of a great potential midfield.

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11 Feb 2019 20:21:07
I think we will get at least 3 new defenders next summer, a left back, a center back and a right back.

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04 Feb 2019 21:47:37
Am i right, monchi worked with Dick in the past. There may be legs, it may be people putting two and two together. Overmars is in the frame as well, i think.

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10 Oct 2019 03:26:35
Sy, your hatred knows no bounds. Sheffield utd next, i bet you are supporting the blades. Lol.

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09 Oct 2019 23:56:14
Ok
Leno, tall, nice hair, big hands.

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09 Oct 2019 22:48:28
Gumner, some on here are turning into right moaners. Lol.

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09 Oct 2019 22:00:15
I get what you are saying jim but some are already calling him the tinkermam. As far as the changes you are on about, maybe with not having a recognised RB or LB, he did feel he could. Maybe if we start losing regular he may do that, i don't know. We have some players coming back from unjuries and it should increase his opinions more.

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09 Oct 2019 21:52:00
Xhaka, is an Emery blind spot, i'm not happy about him playing, in fact i hate him playing but for me results are at this time more important. Emery for me is trying to accommodate xhaka, he shouldn't in my opinion, just like he shouldn't any other player. When and if results take a turn for the worse, that will be one thing i will throw at him. The defence in some way he hasn't had an option until now but while we are getting results, i'm not going to start beating Emery for a decision i think is bad. In fact the worst. Unlike many on here there are lots of positives to be happy about, like ozil not being a regular, like mustaffi demoted, like Gouendouzi, like willock, like saka, like chambers, like we score every game. So at the moment there is enough for me to chill and enjoy ribbing my utd and spud mates, who i have hated for the past few years. Lol.

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