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Post #485561  Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 pm 
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AmericanGooner wrote:
Hello Goonie,
Its going to be tough to be a 20 goal a season striker if you are not getting regular football in the best position for you. I like having Welbeck, but he's better off for a club just outside the top 5 or 6 clubs where he will start and have a decent squad around him and decent service.


I think the forwards we have would flourish in a two upfront set up. Probably worth experimenting the 3-5-2 formation when we lose Sanchez and Özil.


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Hey Kiwi, an interesting fact about Singapore water. 1% of it comes from an interesting source, but not the hallucination type. Goonie must be tapping his water from a different source as me.

Gidday G7 ..... well if it's not the water Goonie's been on something and still is ....... fermented durian ...???

Check this out for a statement

"As for Welbeck, he has got everything in the locker to be a top striker. Except his finishing lets him down."

:icon_scratch: :icon_scratch: how can you be a top striker if you dont score .


That's the only thing holding him back from becoming a top striker. He does everything else very well! :icon_mrgreen:


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Post #485563  Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:30 pm 
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Seen some rumours linking us to zaha to replace Sanchez. I like zaha, but that is a downgrade. We should be signing zaha to replace walcott


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Seen some rumours linking us to zaha to replace Sanchez. I like zaha, but that is a downgrade. We should be signing zaha to replace walcott


Probably spread by his agent for a pay rise. No way would AW even think of taking on Zaha. He's no way better than Walcott and has never scored anywhere near the goals Walcott has scored. In fact I would safely bet that if Walcott got as much time as Zaha on the field of play he'd score more goals.


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Seen some rumours linking us to zaha to replace Sanchez. I like zaha, but that is a downgrade. We should be signing zaha to replace walcott


Probably spread by his agent for a pay rise. No way would AW even think of taking on Zaha. He's no way better than Walcott and has never scored anywhere near the goals Walcott has scored. In fact I would safely bet that if Walcott got as much time as Zaha on the field of play he'd score more goals.

Disagree with that assessment - Zaha looks like an explosive forward with plenty of potential for improvement. Walcott will never be a top player - he irritates the *%^@ out of me. I'd take Zaha over Walcott in a heartbeat.


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As I've said for many years now Wenger will leave us in a worse state than he inherited the side. People are starting to realise it now .....

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/ ... 508594.amp

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Post #485567  Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:05 am 
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The day has come ..... not a single Arsenal player in the England squad, not even on the bench :icon_mrgreen:


Don't care about the England team but they will be stronger with Wilshere, Welbeck and even Walcott in the squad. All three might still feature for England in the World Cup.

Yes England should pick them all for ever game. :7laughter:

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The day has come ..... not a single Arsenal player in the England squad, not even on the bench :icon_mrgreen:


Don't care about the England team but they will be stronger with Wilshere, Welbeck and even Walcott in the squad. All three might still feature for England in the World Cup.

Yes England should pick them all for ever game. :7laughter:

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Hey Kiwi, an interesting fact about Singapore water. 1% of it comes from an interesting source, but not the hallucination type. Goonie must be tapping his water from a different source as me.

Gidday G7 ..... well if it's not the water Goonie's been on something and still is ....... fermented durian ...???

Check this out for a statement

"As for Welbeck, he has got everything in the locker to be a top striker. Except his finishing lets him down."

:icon_scratch: :icon_scratch: how can you be a top striker if you dont score .


hahahahaha, Goonie is an optimist, a glass half-full person when it comes to Arsenal and Wenger ( :20hospitals: ).
I'm an optimist outside of "Arsenal with Wenger in charge".
But, I cannot speak for him, I'm sure he will say his piece.

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Seen some rumours linking us to zaha to replace Sanchez. I like zaha, but that is a downgrade. We should be signing zaha to replace walcott


That is just par for the course. Wenger has been downgrading the team for a decade. All we need now is Fabianski to return to Arsenal.

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Seen some rumours linking us to zaha to replace Sanchez. I like zaha, but that is a downgrade. We should be signing zaha to replace walcott


Probably spread by his agent for a pay rise. No way would AW even think of taking on Zaha. He's no way better than Walcott and has never scored anywhere near the goals Walcott has scored. In fact I would safely bet that if Walcott got as much time as Zaha on the field of play he'd score more goals.


Walcott had his chances to show his mettle, but he is just not as good as he was anymore

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As I've said for many years now Wenger will leave us in a worse state than he inherited the side. People are starting to realise it now .....

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/ ... 508594.amp


TG, so many of us are with you, but Wenger ( :20hospitals: ) continues to be stubborn with his misguided belief

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Probably spread by his agent for a pay rise. No way would AW even think of taking on Zaha. He's no way better than Walcott and has never scored anywhere near the goals Walcott has scored. In fact I would safely bet that if Walcott got as much time as Zaha on the field of play he'd score more goals.

Disagree with that assessment - Zaha looks like an explosive forward with plenty of potential for improvement. Walcott will never be a top player - he irritates the *%^@ out of me. I'd take Zaha over Walcott in a heartbeat.


So you want another Welbeck to play up front with, oh yeah Welbeck.

But who will score the goals?


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Apparently were interested in signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon to replace Özil and Sanchez who can both Fekoff

Sorry I'll get me coat

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bubblechris wrote:
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Disagree with that assessment - Zaha looks like an explosive forward with plenty of potential for improvement. Walcott will never be a top player - he irritates the *%^@ out of me. I'd take Zaha over Walcott in a heartbeat.


So you want another Welbeck to play up front with, oh yeah Welbeck.

But who will score the goals?

You really don’t like it when someone has a different opinion do you.
One thing is for sure, whatever your opinion of Zaha, that Walcott isn’t the answer.


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So you want another Welbeck to play up front with, oh yeah Welbeck.

But who will score the goals?

You really don’t like it when someone has a different opinion do you.
One thing is for sure, whatever your opinion of Zaha, that Walcott isn’t the answer.


I have no problem with other peoples opinions but you give the impression that he is a goalscoring forward. Can you remind us how proficient a goalscorer he is, thus why he is better than Walcott?


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This is the first time as a supporter I am hoping before the game even kicks off we can come out with at least a draw. Before it was win if not a win, then a draw. I would be surprised if we won it. With the state of things as they are.


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This is the first time as a supporter I am hoping before the game even kicks off we can come out with at least a draw. Before it was win if not a win, then a draw. I would be surprised if we won it. With the state of things as they are.


iirc you have never ever hoped for anything other than a draw. It seems to be a default desire for you?


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bromley gooner wrote:
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So you want another Welbeck to play up front with, oh yeah Welbeck.

But who will score the goals?

You really don’t like it when someone has a different opinion do you.
One thing is for sure, whatever your opinion of Zaha, that Walcott isn’t the answer.


Bromley he's a troll who supports another club that consistently comes on here to wind up. Don't bite

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You really don’t like it when someone has a different opinion do you.
One thing is for sure, whatever your opinion of Zaha, that Walcott isn’t the answer.


Bromley he's a troll who supports another club that consistently comes on here to wind up. Don't bite


Did your imaginary son tell you that or was it one of your comic characters, you buffoon................


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TOP GUN wrote:
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You really don’t like it when someone has a different opinion do you.
One thing is for sure, whatever your opinion of Zaha, that Walcott isn’t the answer.


Bromley he's a troll who supports another club that consistently comes on here to wind up. Don't bite

I think you may be correct TG. So I will take your advice.


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Bromley he's a troll who supports another club that consistently comes on here to wind up. Don't bite

I think you may be correct TG. So I will take your advice.

No worries

The clue is in the name, quite literally if you know what I mean

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Well done children. You can't win your arguments when it comes to debating facts so you just resort to slinging insults.

Well I'll be pleased to ignore your ignorant and childish comments and stick to dealing with the adults on the forum who like to debate and discuss facts.


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You really don’t like it when someone has a different opinion do you.
One thing is for sure, whatever your opinion of Zaha, that Walcott isn’t the answer.


I have no problem with other peoples opinions but you give the impression that he is a goalscoring forward. Can you remind us how proficient a goalscorer he is, thus why he is better than Walcott?

For me, I'm beyond tired of Walcott contributing absolutely zero to 8 out of 10 games and then maybe poking in a couple of goals in the other two. Zaha, whilst clearly not the finished article is by far a better footballer than Walcott for me and I think would contribute more to our attacking play


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Wenger is just embarrassing himself with some of his quotes now. He has declared that there wasn't much between Arsenal and City, explaining that as well as the bad referee calls, under 'expected goals' Arsenal had 0.6 and City had 0.7 - which proves how close the teams are. Firstly City had 1.9 and arsenal had 0.3 so he is wrong but anyone with a pair of eyes can see there is a huge gap between the quality of Arsenal and City. City are 12 points ahead of us after 11 games. At that rate they will finish 40 points in front!


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Bromley he's a troll who supports another club that consistently comes on here to wind up. Don't bite

The clue is in the name, quite literally if you know what I mean

Evening chaps. Look, I suspect bubblechris is an Arsenal fan. I wouldn't have thought he might not be were it for Top Gun's post. I really don't get Top Gun's comment about a clue being in the name. Does 'bubblechris' imply support for another club? I've been simple and presumed he's of Greek heritage (the 'bubble' bit) and his name is Christopher (the chris bit).

Having said that, I think he has some barmy ideas. But that alone doesn't mean he isn't an Arsenal fan. Countless Arsenal fans do. I get the impression he dislikes Sanchez, but I think loads of genuine Arsenal fans do. I don't dislike him, but accept he isn't really a likeable character (in my view anyway). He's a very good player for the club (I'd count him as no more than that compared to the true greatness of the likes of Henry, Bergkamp, Brady, Vieira, Pires, Campbell, McLintock, and others). However, of the recent generation of Arsenal players, has there really been anyone better? I can't see anyone, and I've seen every single Arsenal game in the meantime. So I rate Sanchez highly, very highly. But he isn't a footballing genius, let's be realistic.

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The clue is in the name, quite literally if you know what I mean

Evening chaps. Look, I suspect bubblechris is an Arsenal fan. I wouldn't have thought he might not be were it for Top Gun's post. I really don't get Top Gun's comment about a clue being in the name. Does 'bubblechris' imply support for another club? I've been simple and presumed he's of Greek heritage (the 'bubble' bit) and his name is Christopher (the chris bit).

him.


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Rich wrote:
Wenger is just embarrassing himself with some of his quotes now. He has declared that there wasn't much between Arsenal and City, explaining that as well as the bad referee calls, under 'expected goals' Arsenal had 0.6 and City had 0.7 - which proves how close the teams are. Firstly City had 1.9 and arsenal had 0.3 so he is wrong but anyone with a pair of eyes can see there is a huge gap between the quality of Arsenal and City. City are 12 points ahead of us after 11 games. At that rate they will finish 40 points in front!


I will always jump on the anti-Wenger bandwagon. He is a joke.

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Mike Dean the spurs fan is the ref for the north London derby this weekend. Spurs win a lot of penalties against us and mike dean is notorious for being the ref who gives more pens than any other ref in recent history. It is like Dean is making a point of saying he’s brave enough to give pens, irrespective of whether he is making the right call. I hope we’re on our guard and making sure we throw ourselves at the slightest contact in their box


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Mike Dean the spurs fan is the ref for the north London derby this weekend. Spurs win a lot of penalties against us and mike dean is notorious for being the ref who gives more pens than any other ref in recent history. It is like Dean is making a point of saying he’s brave enough to give pens, irrespective of whether he is making the right call. I hope we’re on our guard and making sure we throw ourselves at the slightest contact in their box

Wenger asked for him so he will have an excuse in case it goes pear shaped.

Here is part of Wengers after match interview that he has prepared which follows on from some of his recent interviews.

Journo :What could Arsenal have done better:

I am sick of all these pointless questions from someone who has never managed a team. So let me explain...but we got .375 of a portion to their .469 and with the easterly wind that is sufficient for me to make a decision to play Walcott in goal for the second half....Čech will not last forever...duckworth lewis....minus the square root of F A.

Journo : So were you happy with the referee.

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I get the impression he dislikes Sanchez, but I think loads of genuine Arsenal fans do. I don't dislike him, but accept he isn't really a likeable character (in my view anyway). He's a very good player for the club (I'd count him as no more than that compared to the true greatness of the likes of Henry, Bergkamp, Brady, Vieira, Pires, Campbell, McLintock, and others). However, of the recent generation of Arsenal players, has there really been anyone better? I can't see anyone, and I've seen every single Arsenal game in the meantime. So I rate Sanchez highly, very highly. But he isn't a footballing genius, let's be realistic.

I hope Gael doesn't read this. He'll be devastated......

Seriously though, I would rate RVP above Sanchez. Obviously, the way he left the club tarnishes his standing as an Arsenal player, but he was absolutely phenomenal in his final two seasons with us. He was undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world at that time. As good as Sanchez is, I don't think he is one of the top 3 or 4 in the world in his position, which is what RVP was.

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I get the impression he dislikes Sanchez, but I think loads of genuine Arsenal fans do. I don't dislike him, but accept he isn't really a likeable character (in my view anyway). He's a very good player for the club (I'd count him as no more than that compared to the true greatness of the likes of Henry, Bergkamp, Brady, Vieira, Pires, Campbell, McLintock, and others). However, of the recent generation of Arsenal players, has there really been anyone better? I can't see anyone, and I've seen every single Arsenal game in the meantime. So I rate Sanchez highly, very highly. But he isn't a footballing genius, let's be realistic.

I hope Gael doesn't read this. He'll be devastated......

Seriously though, I would rate RVP above Sanchez. Obviously, the way he left the club tarnishes his standing as an Arsenal player, but he was absolutely phenomenal in his final two seasons with us. He was undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world at that time. As good as Sanchez is, I don't think he is one of the top 3 or 4 in the world in his position, which is what RVP was.

I wouldn't argue with that dec. Sorry, by 'recent generation of Arsenal players' I was talking more about current players.

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Evening chaps. Look, I suspect bubblechris is an Arsenal fan. I wouldn't have thought he might not be were it for Top Gun's post. I really don't get Top Gun's comment about a clue being in the name. Does 'bubblechris' imply support for another club? I've been simple and presumed he's of Greek heritage (the 'bubble' bit) and his name is Christopher (the chris bit).

Goodness mate

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Fair point as I'd never thought of that. I suspect both your and my ideas are feasible though.

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Bernard wrote:
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The clue is in the name, quite literally if you know what I mean

Evening chaps. Look, I suspect bubblechris is an Arsenal fan. I wouldn't have thought he might not be were it for Top Gun's post. I really don't get Top Gun's comment about a clue being in the name. Does 'bubblechris' imply support for another club? I've been simple and presumed he's of Greek heritage (the 'bubble' bit) and his name is Christopher (the chris bit).

Having said that, I think he has some barmy ideas. But that alone doesn't mean he isn't an Arsenal fan. Countless Arsenal fans do.

These days, its almost a requirement. So I can't see how that would single him out.
But I agree with your post. Not sure what Top Gun is on about.

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Not being racist but I assumed bubblechris was of Greek descent....the old rhyming slang...bubble and squeak etc...didn't connect it to the Hammers at all


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You're right chaps I am not a Hammers fan. I did go to West Ham once. Vieira was sent off for spitting i think. He was getting the shite kicked out of him and reacted. Swore I'd never go again it took ages to drive away from the ground.

What's daft about realising before everybody else that Sanchez was not good for the team and for calling Ox a loss before others started? Was it saying that a goal shy Welbeck was no use to us or that I thought Zaha Walcott were as bad as each other?

Can't think of anything else you might consider daft and wonder if it's not me that's the daft one.

TG has just proved what a child he is by making such a pathetic assumption or was it just to get back at me for saying he wasn't a gooner some time back?


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Not being racist but I assumed bubblechris was of Greek descent....the old rhyming slang...bubble and squeak etc...didn't connect it to the Hammers at all

As explained earlier, exactly my thoughts too.

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Bernard wrote:
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Not being racist but I assumed bubblechris was of Greek descent....the old rhyming slang...bubble and squeak etc...didn't connect it to the Hammers at all

As explained earlier, exactly my thoughts too.


Would a Greek call themselves that? I'm not so sure.

Fan of other club trolling, sort yourselves out lads. Bromleys right, comes on here trolling which is more of a giveaway than the name if that's not enough alone

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What's daft about realising before everybody else that Sanchez was not good for the team and for calling Ox a loss before others started? Was it saying that a goal shy Welbeck was no use to us or that I thought Zaha Walcott were as bad as each other?

Do you seriously not think we look a better team when Welbeck is in the lineup?

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Would a Greek call themselves that? I'm not so sure.

I think there are plenty that would. Heavy dose of irony, I accept. But I reckon so.

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