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Post #497641  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:59 pm 
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I'd take Clichy at left back now if the alternative is playing AMN there for any length of time

Disagree. I think AMN is a decent player as it stands and will only get better. I would prefer him there to Kolasinac who I think is a bit of a lump.

I am not disparaging AMN in any way, I thought I was pretty clear on that. I think he is going to be a fine player for us. But he's not a left back and it is unfair on him to expect him to be one.

I want us to play an actual left back in the left back position.


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I am not disparaging AMN in any way, I thought I was pretty clear on that. I think he is going to be a fine player for us. But he's not a left back and it is unfair on him to expect him to be one.

I want us to play an actual left back in the left back position.

What's actually wrong with Monreal? I thought he was our player of the season for 2017/18.


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Post #497643  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:42 pm 
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I am not disparaging AMN in any way, I thought I was pretty clear on that. I think he is going to be a fine player for us. But he's not a left back and it is unfair on him to expect him to be one.

I want us to play an actual left back in the left back position.

What's actually wrong with Monreal? I thought he was our player of the season for 2017/18.

if he's fit Bernard there's nothing wrong with him, and I agree with you re last season. But if he's carrying an injury and the cover for him is a midfield player it's not ideal is it.


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Hmmmm......
Everton just spent a shed load of cash in a last minute dash. I wonder who funded that business?

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Post #497645  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:29 pm 
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Letting chambers go and not trying a new CB seems odd and ill planned.

I think we had a recall clause, if we have I can see it being activated, if we haven’t I can see us desperately needing another CB in the jan window.


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Post #497646  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Hoy completely ignored him.

as did plenty of opposition attackers

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Post #497647  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:20 pm 
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Hmmmm......
Everton just spent a shed load of cash in a last minute dash. I wonder who funded that business?


Stan has made an enemy by shutting Usmanov out, that could be a mistake as Everton funded by Usmanov are obviously a big threat to Arsenal getting back in to the big 4, they should have worked together and although I think Usmanov is a sh*t for selling to Stan, Stan created this situation and hopefully it may be what ultimately makes him sell up when (if) the fans begin to seriously turn against him when we are languishing in midtable.

He can't just move the club like he does in the US when things turn sour, well I guess he could try but where would he move Arsenal?, it's just not plausible.


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Post #497648  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:12 pm 
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I think we're going to have ups and downs this year as Emery gets his ideas across, no doubt we'll have to be patient, which after years of Wenger telling us to be patient and 'judge me in May' might seem hard to swallow for Arsenal fans. Emery will need time, Pep needed time with an infinite budget.

I would love us to get back in the top 4 but it might not be realistic, our best chance would be to overtake a stagnant spurs and a haphazard chelsea. The other way back in to the Champions League is obviously the Europa League. I'd be surprised if Chelsea and ourselves aren't favourites at the moment, it just depends who drops down from the CL groups - but it shouldn't be too taxing for us to make the QF by still resting a lot of players.

I want to see the following this year:
Evidence of off the ball work, high press and high tempo
Better results against the top 5, including some tactical plan of how we beat these superior teams
Better team organisation defensively ie: none of the hopeless 'no idea' defending and huge holes in our central midfield
In match changes and tactical tweaks from the manager when things obviously aren't working


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Post #497649  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:23 pm 
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Just read Fulham have spent over £100m. That is crazy for a newly promoted club with a tiny ground


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What’s jenkinson going to do for 12 months with the window shut? Play tiddlywinks literally

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Post #497651  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:38 pm 
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old man of hoy wrote:
Kiwi - Trucks, Rosas and Hidalgo. Some forward line.

https://youtu.be/sAT6yPmTvII

Appreciate the thought ..... little bit too much like a jam session for me Old Man ... they all seem to be wrapped up in doing their own thing .


Have a go at this turkey , his facial expressions are a bit loopy but he sure as hell can play a guitar .. love the way he switches from "Pipeline" into " Walk Dont Run "

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Post #497652  Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:53 pm 
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Bernard wrote:
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as did plenty of opposition attackers

What spiteful bollocks. Utter claptrap too.

:laughing7: Well that certainly got the desired response ..... my mate Arsenalia seemed to think it was okay ...

Just a gentle jibe knowing full well anytime Mertesacker or Clichy get a mention you come racing out of your lair like some demented trap door spider .

Nice little glass of NZ Sauv Blanc watch Episode 200058 of "The Sweeney "..... calm will be restored


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My early season prediction, both Manchester sides and Liverpool battle out for the title finish top 3. We get 4th, Tottenham and Chelsea batle for 5th and 6th.


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Santi's unveiling at Villareal

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Post #497655  Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:32 am 
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Anyone else think we should have moved for Mina. Looked decent at the WC

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My early season prediction, both Manchester sides and Liverpool battle out for the title finish top 3. We get 4th, Tottenham and Chelsea batle for 5th and 6th.


my early season prediction - you continue to post utter drivel for the entire season...

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Have I read a brief article right that sperz haven't bought anyone?


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Post #497658  Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:20 am 
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The world cup has gotten Pogba's confidence and form back. The big question is, is his relationship with Mourinho irreparable? I was hoping he'd get sold but not likely now, perhaps Martial will get sold if not loaned out. I'd still love to have him. I think his form is strictly down to a young player not shown any confidence in him by his manager.

No one expects much out of us but I think (maybe I should say hope) we will surprise a few folks no matter what the scoreline is in the first 2 matches. Tough way for Emery to start his Arsenal managing career with City and Chelsea but so be it.


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Go Leicester

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Post #497660  Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:35 pm 
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Decaf, you sure he wasn't feeding the crocs with Idi?

Well, Mugabe's successor/usurper has long been nicknamed 'the crocodile' ... and not because of any tendency to shed tears, I might add ...

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Post #497661  Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:36 pm 
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AmericanGooner wrote:
Have I read a brief article right that sperz haven't bought anyone?

Perhaps if you posted the article those among us who read with relative ease could assist?

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Abu wrote:
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My early season prediction, both Manchester sides and Liverpool battle out for the title finish top 3. We get 4th, Tottenham and Chelsea batle for 5th and 6th.


my early season prediction - you continue to post utter drivel for the entire season...

Yup. He's like a broken sewer.

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kiwipete wrote:
old man of hoy wrote:
Kiwi - Trucks, Rosas and Hidalgo. Some forward line.

https://youtu.be/sAT6yPmTvII

Appreciate the thought ..... little bit too much like a jam session for me Old Man ... they all seem to be wrapped up in doing their own thing .


Have a go at this turkey , his facial expressions are a bit loopy but he sure as hell can play a guitar .. love the way he switches from "Pipeline" into " Walk Dont Run "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bHWhbu_mbk
Yes Kiwi! That is great stuff. Never heard of him so thanks for putting him on my radar. Even enjoyed the Redknapp twitches. Very different guitaring but try this.

https://youtu.be/qEwXcgwzIYE

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Time to make some new epic memories

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Time to make some new epic memories



You're never going to post again?

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2 minutes in home penalty to Man U


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Sanchez looks like the Sanchez of last season at Man U, gets tackled a lot and gives the ball away a lot


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Sanchez looks like the Sanchez of last season at Man U, gets tackled a lot and gives the ball away a lot


For £500k a week!

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Sanchez looks like the Sanchez of last season at Man U, gets tackled a lot and gives the ball away a lot


For £500k a week!

I think he's a much better player in a team that plays with real attacking intent. Not a Mourinho team. Nevertheless, he's quality and I expect him to do some damage as the season progresses.


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2 minutes in home penalty to Man U

Been on the fence about how much I'll watch Arsenal this season. On one hand I'd like to see how this new Arsenal under Emery looks. On the other hand, football is *%^@ these days. But any season that starts with Manchester United scoring from a penalty inside 2 minutes of the first game can really go *%^@ itself.


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2 minutes in home penalty to Man U

Been on the fence about how much I'll watch Arsenal this season. On one hand I'd like to see how this new Arsenal under Emery looks. On the other hand, football is *%^@ these days. But any season that starts with Manchester United scoring from a penalty inside 2 minutes of the first game can really go *%^@ itself.

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For £500k a week!

I think he's a much better player in a team that plays with real attacking intent. Not a Mourinho team. Nevertheless, he's quality and I expect him to do some damage as the season progresses.


Personally I can’t see him tearing up many trees. I reckon he might get into double figures for either goals or assists. In part because of the set up to be fair yes, but he’s just not clicked there.

He was a likeable character, quite child-like really with his boundless energy, then he carried on being child-like and toys started coming out of the pram - you could sympathise why perhaps, but it means I won’t be sad as he fades at Utd.

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Been on the fence about how much I'll watch Arsenal this season. On one hand I'd like to see how this new Arsenal under Emery looks. On the other hand, football is *%^@ these days. But any season that starts with Manchester United scoring from a penalty inside 2 minutes of the first game can really go *%^@ itself.

:laughing7:

Know what you mean


I can' believe that either of you saw the penalty. From the first tiime I saw it I agreed with the decision from a ref I do not like and who made a numberof unfair bookigs , conned by the Utd players.

Clearcut pen, hand to ball. Cut the crap.............


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Rich wrote:
Sanchez looks like the Sanchez of last season at Man U, gets tackled a lot and gives the ball away a lot

I want him to fail and fail miserably, very, very badly. He has joined a (unfortunately) long list of ex players who I (and most fans) consider traitors: Nasri. Adebayor, van Persie, (I am intentionally leaving out Fabregas..hehehe), etc.

Will Ramsey join that list?


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I'm not going to make a big fuss out of the City result if its a loss. If its a big loss, yes. But a par for the course loss as we have had to them over the last several years? No. It's early days. I expect the Chelsea match in the 2nd game to be more competitive but I'll wait till about September, after a handful of matches under his managerial belt to stat expecting things out of Emery's side.

I'm still excited not to have Wenger on the touchline. That fact alone has me excited.


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Time to make some new epic memories



You're never going to post again?

Unfortunately John a couple of gems from the transatlantic oaf this morning.


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I'm not going to make a big fuss out of the City result if its a loss. If its a big loss, yes. But a par for the course loss as we have had to them over the last several years? No. It's early days. I expect the Chelsea match in the 2nd game to be more competitive but I'll wait till about September, after a handful of matches under his managerial belt to stat expecting things out of Emery's side.

I'm still excited not to have Wenger on the touchline. That fact alone has me excited.

Salma Hayak probably gets me more excited but I won’t criticise what does it for you.

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Our transfer window seems to be something of a mixed bag:

A couple of very promising young players, one of whom looks like he is exactly what we have needed for years and the other potentially a Cesc type young talent.

A goalkeeper yet to fulfil his early potential and apparently a little error prone.

An ageing mediocre CB who lacks pace.

A free transfer who has experience, aggression and tenacity and could offer some much needed guidance to Bellerin as well as competition.

I think if we can be better organised and play with greater intensity, especially without the ball, we may have done enough to at least challenge for 4th spot but our defence looks well short of what is required at the very top level and the loaning of Chambers leaves us with incredibly inexerienced and raw back-ups (unless Monreal is considered a back-up).

In my opinion we needed a younger better CB and also needed a wideman.

I'd say at this moment the window is a 7 out of 10, but could be seen as much more if the two kids turn into worldbeaters.


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I was surprised at how paltry the transfer budget was. Oh well. Emery seems better able to squeeze more out of this squad than his predecessor.
Both Totts and Chels away today. Toon away usually a bit tough for London clubs. We'll see. New season is always a little exciting. Weekly escape from life's doldrums despite the frustrations supporting a club brings.

Attack-wise, I think we will be fine. It's the defense that worries me.


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We'll find out tomorrow around 5:30 pm whether we have more of the same to come.

Unfortunately it seems the knives will be out if it doesn't go well. Couldn't we all agree to give Emery at least a few months to see if he can organise things with the players he's brought in amusing the players he's kept.


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