Luiz Gustavo linked & 25 Goal a Season Striker at Arsenal!

Morning all.

Gossip:

The Mirror report that Arsene Wenger is again interested in signing Luiz Gustavo to bolster our midfield.

Reports in Greece suggest Roma have agreed personal terms with Olymipacos for the Greek international Kostas Manolas.

However, Italian journalist Gabriel Marcotti believes the players agent is in England to seal a deal for the defender:

Mario Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, is currently in the UK. He is in London trying to do a deal for Kostas Manolas, presumably to Arsenal.

This story has been bubbling away longer than a saucepan full of brussels at Christmas. The big Greek international was left out of the squad for Olympiacos’ first league game of the season and that omission has fuelled speculation that he’s on his way to us. The longer this goes on though, the more I suspect it’s untrue. Unless he’s waiting to see what happens on Wednesday night of course.

I can see right up his shorts, nearly...

I can see right up his shorts, nearly…

If true, it’ll be good to add a bit more height to our defensive options and Arsene Wenger can’t keep playing Calum Chambers, or Laurent Koscielny if he has an Achilles problem.

And what about Jack Wilshere, does Arsene Wenger keep on playing him, even though it seems that we improve once he’s been replaced during a match. Jack is dividing fans opinion right now but the player is full of confidence ahead of Wednesday nights crucial match against Besiktas.

It is easy for me to say that we have great character but if we put in performances like that week in, week out we can prove it to people. We have got great character, great togetherness and some leaders out there that keep us going. We also have great players to go with that.

We never give up and at this level that is massive. We have always shown over the years that Arsenal are going to battle like mad right until the end.

There have been a few games where we have been behind right until the end but have kept going. This is a fantastic point and now we have a big game on Wednesday and this will give us great confidence going into that.

He’s absolutely right of course, to come back from 2-0 down to earn a point away from home and at a ground where we got trounced earlier this year, showed true character and determination but we have to stop going behind in games before upping our level because there our sides who if they get a lead, won’t surrender it.

We can’t afford to go behind on Wednesday, that’s for sure because one goal for the opposition leaves us needing two.

It would be quite refreshing to take the lead and go kill the game off early….

Finally, Arsene Wenger has backed Olivier Giroud to score 25 goals this season. Following comments made by  GaryLineker about Giroud not being the 25 goal a season striker we need, our manager said:

How sure are you he won’t be that man? He scored 16 last season and what he demonstrated here when he came on was very convincing.

You never have to set limitations or targets for any player, but for me he is improving every year. I wouldn’t rule out that he will get 25 goals.

What you smokin’ Arsene…..?

Have a great day all, it’s a Bank Holiday here in England and it’s raining!

 

 

273 thoughts on “Luiz Gustavo linked & 25 Goal a Season Striker at Arsenal!

  1. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 10:37am

    Wenger has warned Arsenal fans not to expect a new forward at the club this summer.

    ‘We have [Yaya] Sanogo who will be an important asset, we have Giroud, we have Lukas Podolski, we have Joel Campbell who can play centre forward,’ he told the Gunners website.

    ‘We have Alexis [Sanchez] and [Theo] Walcott coming back. Let’s not forget that.

    ‘All of our opponents look for strikers as well and nobody finds a world-class striker available who is better than the strikers you have.’

  2. bondex

    August 25, 2014 at 10:40am

    Morning Rico… good post.

  3. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 10:41am

    Rico, I will see if any Aussie mates over that way are after some tickets…..

  4. bradster

    August 25, 2014 at 10:42am

    Haha Scott, so true about Ramsey. But we need that boy to keep tackling like he does.

  5. George

    August 25, 2014 at 10:44am

    Morning all. Nice post. I thi k le Quiff will get 20 this season. Now the the other strikers at Arsenal, well…none will get double figures. If our midfield chip in with 10 each then maybe Giroud will be enough.

    For me Podolski will be sold, Joel Campbell loaned out and Sanogo will be 2nd choice striker behind giroud , leaving Walcott and Sanchez as the other 2. I also expect to see Akpom loaned out as well.

    I dont think we will buy anyone else.

    Would love to see Jack start playing football and less of the johnny big 1 statements.

    I wouldnt start him on wednesday. Id start Rosicky in his place.

  6. Shubham

    August 25, 2014 at 10:44am

    Good post.

    Btw, why do guys have so many Bank holidays? I hear about them often?

  7. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 10:45am

    Morning bondex, thanks..

    :) Scott, best you be quick…

  8. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 10:47am

    Morning all.
    Giroud may get 20, but he will have plenty of assists as well.
    He cops a raw deal, in my opinion.
    Still, get a WC striker, play them both and we will get 45 between them :)
    Gustavo……..I said a year ago he’d last one season at Wolfsburg, as it was all about the World Cup for him.
    That’s done, he wants better…..than playing with Bendtner :)

  9. George

    August 25, 2014 at 10:49am

    lol Scott – playing with bendnter has upset the applecart already

  10. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 10:53am

    Rico, please check your inbox……

  11. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 10:57am

    George, can’t blame them, really :)

  12. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 10:59am

    Done Scott

  13. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 11:01am

    No Fred, I didn’t see the U18’s, but all the talk is of a big improvement in organisation…

    Maybe, by the end of this season, we may see a few more changes in the coaching staff, possibly in the U21’s…?

    BT, I just guessed that you was about. ;-)

  14. potter

    August 25, 2014 at 11:02am

    Shubham :- I guess it’s because we are not a particularly religious country and we don’t celebrate saints days like a lot of Europe . We have approx 8 a year including Christmas and Easter and it’s term we use to cover the rest.

  15. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:06am

    Is Gustavo right though? If it’s true of course…

  16. Bossey

    August 25, 2014 at 11:07am

    Who wouldn’t want to play with TGSTEL! I couldn’t see Gustavo moving away from the Bundesliga. He seems like one of those players who has found somewhere comfortable and will stay there. Hoffenheim then up to Munich and back down to Wolfsburg? He’s found his niche I reckon.

  17. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:17am

    Thanks George.

    Depends which Giroud turns up each game, if it’s the one who takes his chances like he did in the dying minutes on Saturday, then yes. If it’s the Giroud who scuffs the previous three chances, then I seriously worry…

  18. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:19am

    Welcome Cynthia, for sure women are welcome here, the site is run by one :)

  19. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 11:20am

    Welcome, Cynthia.
    Potter,….champion!!!!

  20. Geziah

    August 25, 2014 at 11:25am

    This won’t be a popular comment but Gustavo has always been my number one choice for the DM role. He was very good for Bayern when he played and was immense for Brazil in the Confed Cup last year. Would be thrilled if we got him. He’s an excellent tackler, has a very good left foot and can run all day. Sign him up Arsene

  21. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 11:28am

    Geziah, nothing unpopular about that mate.

  22. Gonerjoe

    August 25, 2014 at 11:33am

    Morning all
    Is Wenger talking about just the PL in relation to Giroud scoring 25 goals or across all compertations.
    Remembering he scored 22 goals last season in all compertations if so it’s not much of an improvement.
    Read a piece of information that Everton only dropped 12 points at home last season makes are result at the weekend even better.

  23. Geziah

    August 25, 2014 at 11:35am

    I just think that everyone wants a replacement for Viera which we have had a lot of players that have come close but not close enough. What we really need is a replacement for Gilberto Silva who we have never came close to replacing. The silent worker that doesn’t get noticed but sweeps and mops up all the mess. Yes Flamini might have done this in his prime but nowhere near as good as Gilberto.

  24. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:36am

    Bossey, he certainly wasn’t keen to fight for a place with us last summer. Well, that’s according to reports..

    Geziah, we could do worse, we could re-sign Song!

  25. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 11:36am

    GJ, good point on Everton…..they’re a tough unit to beat at home, so it was a decent result.

  26. Adam

    August 25, 2014 at 11:37am

    Arsene does talk cobblers doesn’t he? He has turned it into something of an art form.

  27. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:38am

    Sporting Lisbon have knocked more than £10million off their asking price for Arsenal target William Carvalho, according to reports in Portugal.

    The highly-rated defensive midfielder has a £35m release clause in his contract but Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claims Sporting could be willing to sell for around £24.5m.

    But they would only accept that amount for the 22-year-old star if Arsenal send them a player, either on loan or permanently, in return.

    It has been suggested Sporting would be open to taking Yaya Sanogo or Serge Gnabry for the season – although Francis Coquelin or Ryo Miyaichi could also fit the bill.

    Sanogo looks set to play a part for Arsenal this season, with Olivier Giroud the only other out-and-out centre-forward in Arsene Wenger’s squad.

    The other three, meanwhile, have been heavily linked with loan moves away from the Emirates already this summer so it seems more likely one of them could be sent to Portugal if it means Arsenal can land long-term target Carvalho.

    Read more at http://talksport.com/football/carvalho-latest-porto-will-drop-price-if-arsenal-agree-player-plus-cash-deal-140825109869#BW4H4eTl8FupbDAH.99

  28. George

    August 25, 2014 at 11:39am

    Rico, our poster boy is a jekyll and hyde type of footballer. one minute who are praising him and the next ypur calling him , lets say, for mod purposes ‘allsorts’ when he has a stinker like in Turkey.

    Welcome Cynthia.

    Luis Gustavo would be a good acquisition but like Bossey says, he is a comfort player, and he’s found his level in the mid table sides in Germany

  29. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:40am

    Joe, from 2-0 down, a draw at Goodison was a good result but had we played in the first half like we did in the second, we’d have won.

  30. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:41am

    :) Adam.

  31. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 11:43am

    George, if he could find consistency, he’d be a 30+ goal a season striker… ;)

  32. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 11:43am

    Rico, and if the linesman had his glasses on………….:)
    Adam, he is the best, no doubt lol

  33. bondex

    August 25, 2014 at 11:48am

    Guys i just cant wait for the end of this transfer season …… gosh.

  34. Adam

    August 25, 2014 at 11:48am

    Rico. We go through the same old tosh every season don’t we? Why doesn’t Wenger use the money that the club and fans have suffered to get him to really, seriously improve the squad? After all, he fell back on the old financial excuse often enough but I think he must be happier having that get-out. Arsene against the big bad financial Wolves of Chelsea and Man City is where it’s at for him.

  35. bondex

    August 25, 2014 at 11:49am

    The way it is i’m already preparing my my mind that what we have is what we’ll get. any addition is a bonus.

  36. Nickie

    August 25, 2014 at 11:50am

    Happy bank holiday all.

    have been away all weekend so wasn’t able to comment. Why can’t we start every game like the second half against Everton?

    I firmly believe sanchez should be a winger after the few appearances I’ve seen of him as CF

    No attacking player coming in is sad, was hoping for a Reus like signing on deadline day. Wenger always said if quality comes to the market he will do it and I hope that’s the case.

    Would like Pod to stay if we aren’t getting an attacking signing.

    We need to start getting our backside into gear in games and in the market or we are going to be blown away by the “bigger teams”

    How great was it to see Man U fluff up again?

    lol good post Rico :)

  37. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 11:51am

    Adam, hope is fading, but it’s still there :)

  38. Adam

    August 25, 2014 at 11:55am

    Scott. Wenger’s PR has always been hard to understand but I hear you. :)

  39. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 12:04pm

    Indeed Scott…. :)

  40. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 12:08pm

    Adam, we do and it’s wrong. I still hope though that a few are lined up and waiting for us to win on Wednesday…

  41. Gonerjoe

    August 25, 2014 at 12:11pm

    Rico
    The fact is if the refs weren’t so corrupt or inept we would have won as well.
    I have felt for years that until these-refereeing performances change it really doesn’t matter who we buy. ;)

  42. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 12:12pm

    Adam, that would suggest he has PR’s :) :) :)

  43. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 12:13pm

    GJ, unless of course we buy the refs hahahaha

  44. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 12:13pm

    Thanks Nickie.

    Yes Joe, but had we taken our chances, they wouldn’t have mattered so much. But I agree, a good point…

  45. potter

    August 25, 2014 at 12:14pm

    Scott he will have to be a red member for me to transfer the tickets through the club , I can’t get to London 240 miles return to give him my cards and if i could get there to hand them over , I would go to the match . If he and his friend have the magic numbers we are on.

  46. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:15pm

    Afternoon all, Rico, nice post, Sammy Davis jr, not sure about, think he’s happy to flit around the BL…

  47. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 12:19pm

    Potter, Rico has the contact details mate……get on to him and thanks again.

  48. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:22pm

    Good Morning to The Lady of the House and all fellow Gooners in residence.

    Ah the final week of the transfer window where we will be bombarded with more fairy tales than than a compendium of all the Brothers Grimm stories and more lies than a national political campaign. I too will be glad when the window shuts, but I am optimistic that we will sign at least one more and hopefully at least two more players, a CB and a DM.

    Bring on September.

  49. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 12:24pm

    Potter, have mailed you all the details..

    Afternoon Bt & Cg – thanks re the post Bt.. SDJ :)

  50. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:28pm

    Rico – Have I been hallucinating or did we have a lady from Spain post earlier? I can no longer find her post(s).

  51. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

    Cynthia’s post disappeared……..

  52. Lee

    August 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

    Nor can I CG?????

  53. dublingunner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:40pm

    afternoon, I said yesterday Giroud, needs 3 chances to score 1 goal If he can cut that down to 2 in 1, he could hit 24 ,25 goals in the league. I do hope wenger is not selling podolski to accommadate Joel campbell, Podolski is simply the best finisher at the club,

  54. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 12:42pm

    She has gone Cg, not quite the person she suggested she was… Or should I say her Ip address suggested…

  55. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:46pm

    Rico – Thanks. I was worried I was going senile.

  56. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:50pm

    evening all – how are we then?

  57. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 12:50pm

    Afternoon all,
    rico, I wonder if that was the same Cynthia that kept getting herself tied up in knots !!!

    As Gjoe mentioned earlier, Everton have a great home record only lost about 4 at home in the last 40 so we didn’t do too bad, always tough at Goodison.

  58. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 12:52pm

    Dublin, you were only one out ! close but no cigar.

  59. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:53pm

    Why don’t we spend properly, wow this is all over the net in the media everywhere – wonder who knows the answer – i have an idea, lets buy more attack minded midfielders!! :-)

  60. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 12:54pm

    Not just yet Cg.. ;)

  61. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 12:55pm

    Afternoon Oz and Micko

    Micko, you know my memory isn’t good… lol

  62. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 12:56pm

    It was very interesting and enjoyable watching SAFC vs ManUre yesterday. Van Pursestrings cut quite the dejected figure, especially when substituted. ManUre do not have the CBs necessary to play the new 3-5-2 formation. Unless they pull off some fantastic deals this week, they are going to struggle. The team as a whole were not playing with their usual arrogance and swagger. I have never cheered so much for the Black Cats, nor am I likely to again.

  63. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:00pm

    dublin – more questions for Wenger – he praised the lad as the finest instinctive finisher at the club then sells him? WTF is going on?

  64. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 1:01pm

    Cynthia Payne rico !!!

  65. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:03pm

    CG – agree i sat there thinking back to Fergie’s crew and how far removed from that disciplined team they have become – rabble comes to mind and if they are not careful VG ego will blow the club apart

  66. rogerbij

    August 25, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Enjoy the rumours you like! Rico 11:38, great news re Carvalho, where do I sign?

  67. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 1:08pm

    I wonder if Tomstoned has kidnapped Cynthia?

  68. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 1:12pm

    Oz, I reckon that ManUre will give LVG this season and next for defo, doesn’t matter how they finish this campaign…

    They can’t be seen to be changing their manager every season…

    So hopefully they’ll finish 5th.
    LVG keeps his job and they miss out on CL again…

  69. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:12pm

    oz – Watching the faces of ManUre’s senior players made me think that there is a lot of dissatisfaction and tension in the team. To make massive changes to the squad and a change to the formation on top of that is pure folly. Something has to give or someone has to go. VG may eventually get it to work, but by then it may be too late. Pity ha ha!

  70. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 1:13pm

    conspiracy theories suggest that Cynthia is someone who is already thinking it was carnival….putting on a costume and immediately been recognized. ;) A colourful person masquerading as a dumb blonde.

    Good Afternoon Baby looney tunes.

    Rico…..good post. But why haven’t we bought anyone yet???

    Ahh…not yet in the group stages.

  71. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 1:15pm

    Funny that Sporting are reported to be dropping their asking price for Carvalho, just as reports of Arsenal renewing interest in Gustavo?!

    We could be in for an interesting 48 hours Aug31st/Sept1st…

  72. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:15pm

    CG – agree with that, didn’t seem a happy bunch did they? Lots of changes and again i think his ego will be a HUGE problem, especially when he’s proven nothing in this league

  73. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:16pm

    Kev – Judging by ManUre’s games so far this season they will be lucky to finish fifth. LvG is no teflon don. After spending so much and with more to come, surely the owners will expect results this season.

  74. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:16pm

    Kev – I am with you mate, sounds good to me – 5th 2 seasons in a row would be good

  75. dublingunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:18pm

    just reading this mornings articles. the way he,s talkin, he,s keeping them all. how long has podolski left on his contract, anyone ?

  76. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 1:19pm

    I’ll go better than Kev….and put my head on the block and state that Yanited of Manure will finish outside the top 6 again. LVG was a winner in many different leagues…..AVB was as well….but the EPL always manages to seperate the real deals from the flops. Ask the spuddies how many winners they employed…only to end up flopping.

  77. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:21pm

    oz – When you’ve had and continue to have a clear out like theirs, all the players must feel like they are under the gun. A few more games like yesterday and their confidence and morale will be eroding rapidly.

  78. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:22pm

    dublin – I think Poldi has two years remaining on his current contract.

  79. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 1:22pm

    Chucks Aneke wonder goal……

  80. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 1:24pm

    Cg, I watched some of that game too, were’t Utd average…

  81. George

    August 25, 2014 at 1:26pm

    van purse strings will leave january as will lvg

  82. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 1:27pm

    :) Micko, , now I remember…

  83. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 1:37pm

    Thanks Devil, let’s hope we win then…

  84. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:37pm

    Rico – ManUre seemed like a pick up team with little or no cohesion. If they don’t make drastic improvements they’ll be ripped apart by Everton Oct. 5 and Chelsea Oct. 26. They have a fairly easy run of games till then.

  85. dublingunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:39pm

    ye its looking increasingly likely poldi could go to wolfsberg,maybe as a part swap deal with gustavo, or juventus want to bring im on a season loan with the option to buy, when he,ll only have a year left on his contract. would make sense if wenger,s mind is made up on keeping Joel, Cant help thinking sanogo will end up like Diaby, and Van persie, years on the treatment table and wenger will stick by im.

  86. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:40pm

    Kev. was it not reported, that Sporting would take a lower price, if paid in full, well before SDJ link?

  87. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 1:42pm

    Cg, I think LvG will try and be busy between now and next Monday. How they can afford to though I don’t know..

  88. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 1:45pm

    Bt, it’s suggested that SL will take a lesser price now if we let them have a player. I say give them Diaby and Ryo… ;)

  89. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 1:45pm

    Giroud out possibly for 3,4 or 5 weeks would really put the paucity of Wenger’s rebuilding/squad depth, under scrutiny…

    He does this every fcuking year and we fly by the seat of our pants whilst the bank account bulges with unused funds….

    It’s so fcuking boring and so fcuking repetitive…

  90. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:48pm

    Rico, would they equate to one player?….

  91. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:49pm

    Kev, we have Sanogo……

  92. George

    August 25, 2014 at 1:51pm

    whats more worrying Kev is we loan Campbell and akpom out, sell poldi and sanogo becomes worse than he already is

  93. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 1:52pm

    Good point Bt, throw in another then.. ;)

  94. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 1:52pm

    Potter, have you sorted out the tickets?

  95. Xr!s

    August 25, 2014 at 1:53pm

    Can’t we start every game like we did in the 2nd half? Really?

    Was it not the way we started against Chelsea and Liverpool? What did people here say about those games and how we started? Arsenal fans and their ‘double-edgedness’. The team was ridiculed and now same people want them to start away games against top 5 teams.

    We didn’t play well but we got a very good point at the park. if it were Chelsea or Manchester city that got the same result and played as badly as we did,the media and people here will be full of hype for them. What a Pity!!

  96. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:54pm

    Kev – spot on i am still amazed how he glossed over his little plaything and jack’s smoking -

  97. bondex

    August 25, 2014 at 1:56pm

    Afternoon all, i didnt bother to see the manure game and im glad they couldn’t muster a win.My season won’t be complete if they come 5th and we dont win the league…

  98. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 1:57pm

    Xr – my worry here is the damage we may very well do to Chambers – he had some very poor moments and really should not have been put in that position given his very limited game time – it doesn’t take much to setback a budding star as we well know – we knew Verm was off and if we didn’t we’re incompetent – so where the f**k is the replacement – bullshit stuff this

  99. Canadian Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Off for the night. Hopefully tomorrow will bring some good news on the transfer front.

    Have a great day everyone. Sorry to hear it is raining on a holiday.

    Keep The Faith!

  100. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

    BT, you might be right there, but personally I’d rather Arsenal didn’t bother trying to sign players from Portugese clubs.
    It ain’t worth the aggro…

    The only advantage I can see from Carvalho over Gustavo, is the travelling the latter will do for Internationals…

    Both of them had average to poor WC’s…

  101. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 2:01pm

    Xr’s – I think in the main, fans think the result was a good one after going 2-0 down. And considering one of Everton’s goals shouldn’t have been awarded, a win should have been the outcome.

    But we can improve and we must surely?

  102. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 2:02pm

    Night Cg, ’til tomorrow…

  103. ozgunner

    August 25, 2014 at 2:03pm

    night CG

  104. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 2:03pm

    BT, yes, we do have Sonogo…,

    And???? :-)

  105. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 2:04pm

    Exactly George, it’s a nightmare in the making…

  106. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 2:07pm

    You know, every season it’s the fcuking same…

    Wenger pushes the boat out, then bottles it…

    Lata

  107. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 2:11pm

    Exactly Kev,?????? Sanogo another saviour, lol

  108. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 2:24pm

    Or Campbell?

  109. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 2:25pm

    Xr, think most of us on here thought it wasn’t a bad result, only problem is were can’t keep going 2 or 3 down in the first 20 minutes like we did against citeh, chav’s and pool last season if we want to win anything this year.
    Oz is right, as well as Chambers is playing he made two big gaffs in the last couple of matches which luckily for us went unpunished, it’s not his fault he’s been thrown in at the deep end, ideally he should have started from the bench saturday, but our squad depth put paid to that.

  110. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 2:32pm

    Kev, back in June/July when we were signing players for fun, I thought I’d push the boat out and upgrade to sky sports this season.
    Since then Arsene has stalled the digger and it’s back on hold again, massive 7 days ahead !

  111. dublingunner

    August 25, 2014 at 2:38pm

    so true what ye said brainwashed, There is the fear wenger is over playin chambers, due to his lack of balls to go into the market again and get exactly who he wants.chambers could still be found out against the top teams. But wenger paying 16 million for im . He,ll get his money,s out of im and run im ragged till he gets injured.

  112. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 2:38pm

    Isn’t always Micko?

  113. bradster

    August 25, 2014 at 2:40pm

    Man U should’ve pushed for Vidal. A team full of Wingers, srikers and number 10’s.
    I can’t believe they compared Cleverly to wilshere a few years back. Wilshere struggles but i’ll take him hands down to cleverly

  114. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 2:40pm

    Giroud having a scan today? No chance he’ll be playing Wednesday..

  115. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 2:48pm

    bradster, LvG has hinted he might….

  116. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 2:50pm

    Catch up in a bit…

  117. potter

    August 25, 2014 at 2:56pm

    Rico :- sent him an e-mail but have had no reply. Game appears not to be sold out , so probably the expensive ones are still being sold by the club.

  118. BrainwashedKev

    August 25, 2014 at 3:13pm

    Mick, would match days really be the same mate watching at home on Sky?

    Imagine all those Plastic Mancs at your local, and the fun you could have…

  119. Rick

    August 25, 2014 at 3:45pm

    Afternoon Rico and the House.
    “This story has been bobbling along longer then a saucepan of brussels at Christmas”
    Love it Rico a great line in a good post which to me sums up all the rumours linking us with players in this T/W.
    However there is one today which I think has some credence.
    I think that Arsene is looking to move Ryo Coquelin and Miquel on either on loan or permanently.
    So the report linking them with a move for Carvalho seems possible.

  120. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 3:47pm

    OG12 out for some weeks……so Remy it will be.

    Adam…… ;)

  121. potter

    August 25, 2014 at 3:54pm

    Reports from Portugal seems that they favour a loan with us paying the wages as they did with Nani. So Coquelin or Myaichi would seem favourite for us but maybe not for them.

  122. Rick

    August 25, 2014 at 3:57pm

    Kev, Fred the highlights of the U18 and the U21 are now on Arsenal .com player I must say they both look alot better than they did last season.
    They are also showing interviews with de Kat and Gatting and they point to a big difference between them(in my opinion)

  123. rogerbij

    August 25, 2014 at 4:05pm

    Ill say it again, Remy best, cheap option available as cover. Unless we are seriously buying Cavani or Falcao (lol), a loan move for Remy is better than most with low risk due to PL experience. The utter logic of this means that it wont happen.

  124. rogerbij

    August 25, 2014 at 4:12pm

    Hangon, just got a call. Giroud’s injury is worse than initially thought and will be out for 2 months. In that time Yaya Sanogo, currently with no goals in a competitive match for Arsenal, will lead the line.

    If such a little scenario doesnt scare the crap out of you, nothing will.

  125. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 4:26pm

    Afternoon Rick and all, I’m glad you like my little line in the post, I chuckled as I wrote it… ;)

    Thanks potter, hope you get it sorted. I have had other emails asking about them if you don’t….

  126. frednerk

    August 25, 2014 at 4:36pm

    Thanks rick,I have seen it wanted kev to see it.

  127. Adam

    August 25, 2014 at 4:41pm

    Excellent post Rico. :)

  128. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 4:51pm

    Cheeky Adam.. ;)

  129. frednerk

    August 25, 2014 at 4:53pm

    Wenger says we are not after a striker and we are comfortable in midfield,he go’s on to say..we are still looking,but nothing happening..so has the bubble bust on the bubble then?

  130. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 5:02pm

    fred, look on the bright side, saying he doesn’t want a striker, might just mean he does… ;)

  131. Adam

    August 25, 2014 at 5:09pm

    If he is going to win the PL this year then surely the more top players you have, the greater the squad depth, the better your chances.

  132. frednerk

    August 25, 2014 at 5:15pm

    Words of wisdom rico.wink wink

  133. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 5:16pm

    You’d have thought so…

  134. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 5:17pm

    Ha ha fred, but in all seriousness, when has Wenger ever done what he’d suggested to the media he would.. Never imo…

  135. Rick

    August 25, 2014 at 5:22pm

    Fred I agree with Rico ,Arsene is telling porkies.
    At the moment we have a 21man squad and if Podolski leaves it will be 20. there is no way he will go into this season with such a small squad and I think he will sign the C/B M/F and C/F that every one says we need.
    I should addI am not counting Ryo Coquelin and Miquel as I feel certain they are leaving.

  136. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 5:27pm

    I’m convinced we’ll get a defender and central midfielder. Not convinced about a striker though…

    Apparently AW doesn’t like a big name striker to steal the glory which might be why he hasn’t signed one for years….

  137. frednerk

    August 25, 2014 at 5:45pm

    Rick I think we all new what the outcome would be regarding the window…Whats new.

  138. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 5:51pm

    rico 5.17, you have to go all the way back to 2002 for that ! Only he said it a season too early.

  139. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 5:54pm

    You lost me again Micko, must be the weather getting to my brain…..

  140. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 5:56pm

    Doh, RvP….?

  141. Rick

    August 25, 2014 at 6:01pm

    Talking about strikers i have seen a number of posters on H/H and other sites saying Chuba Akpom should go on loan. I cannot see how that will happen.
    The U 21 league is a new format this season and there is promotion and relegation. I would think that we would be looking gain promotion and keeping our best team. With Afobi and Lipman on loan for the season Chuba is the only C/F cum striker that we have at this level, so I think its essential he stays with us.

  142. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 6:05pm

    The under 21’s will need him – so might the first team if we suffer a few injuries…

  143. dublingunner

    August 25, 2014 at 6:14pm

    micko, He does sometimes say something and mean it, I guess thats why he is so hard to read. Its crazy to think he has never spent more than 15 million on a striker, considering he,s trying to win things, It just beggars belief. ridiculous.

  144. potter

    August 25, 2014 at 6:24pm

    Rico :- he has contacted me and is joining tomorrow , if it works out great if not I will let you know. thanks.

    Seems that L’equipe are reporting that Podolski has signed for Wolfsberg £ 9.6 million. If so that’s another one short.

  145. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 6:24pm

    rico, you would have been great on the Krypton Factor, wenger telling the media we could go the whole season unbeaten.

  146. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 6:33pm

    Ok, thanks potter.

    Another space in the squad that must be filled. Reus would be ideal.

  147. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 6:35pm

    Oh that Micko, I thought you meant signing a striker…

    Talking of that season, did you know that the players at the time didn’t really give a toot about going unbeaten once they’d won the league – that was until they played Birmingham….

  148. Adam

    August 25, 2014 at 7:52pm

    Perhaps Wenger is aiming to be the first manager to win the PL and CL double with a squad of 20 players while still making a profit. Imagine what a tremendous feat that would be.

  149. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 8:08pm

    Adam.

  150. potter

    August 25, 2014 at 8:16pm

    Soon be playing Scott’s team of 11 Ramsey’s

  151. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 8:21pm

    Is Giroud out for Wednesday?

  152. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 8:47pm

    Super post Rico.

    Good Evening Bananas in pyjamas and oranges in nighties.

    we signed any one or Nobo Dy yet????

  153. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 8:48pm

    All quiet so signing off for the day..

    Night all…

  154. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 8:49pm

    Nobo Dy is one of the greatest players of all time. he offers cover for all positions, inc gk and is right up AW’s street….freebie. Forever young. and never gets booked, sent off or injured.

  155. Joaquim Moreira

    August 25, 2014 at 8:51pm

    i don’t know,,,
    And Diaby?
    We need him
    Why Gnaby have been rejected ?
    we have now 28 players in the squad.(with Ryo,coquelin,Diaby….)but we need a central defender, another defender (full back/central), a DM and maybe a striker. We have always arround 4/5 players injury and suspend every week.. so, fit, we have almost 20 players a week if we are lucky.

  156. Joaquim Moreira

    August 25, 2014 at 8:56pm

    The referee for Wednesday: Pedro Proença (Port.)

  157. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 8:56pm

    Hi Devil, didn’t see you there ;)

  158. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 8:58pm

    Hi Rico…have you heard about Nobo yet???

  159. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:01pm

    Is is strong JM?

  160. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:02pm

    No this summer Devil, we have signed four… lol

  161. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 9:04pm

    four Nobo Dys you mean???

  162. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:08pm

    Four goodies, just need 2 or 3 more…

  163. Nashua gunner

    August 25, 2014 at 9:20pm

    Liverpool two goals down.

  164. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:20pm

    Totts are in for Khedira :eek:

  165. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:21pm

    Good Ng…

  166. Nashua gunner

    August 25, 2014 at 9:22pm

    Good Evening Rico. Thought you left already.

  167. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:25pm

    Evening Ng.. Just caught Devil so stuck around. Thought everyone had gone as it was so quiet..

  168. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 9:27pm

    that means that the spuddies will remain on top till at least Saturday.

    they must be kreaming in their pants the kunts

  169. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:28pm

    3-0 :)

  170. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:30pm

    City top now Devil

  171. Nashua gunner

    August 25, 2014 at 9:32pm

    Aguero just 23 seconds in he makes it 3.

  172. Hell Raising Devil

    August 25, 2014 at 9:34pm

    yes…..on GD

    soon they will start going down on points

  173. rico

    August 25, 2014 at 9:41pm

    3-1..

    I’m off now, night Devil, Ng and all…

  174. Nashua gunner

    August 25, 2014 at 9:44pm

    AW going to pull the same stunt he pulled last season re: striker?

  175. Nashua gunner

    August 25, 2014 at 9:45pm

    Good night Rico.

  176. bondex

    August 25, 2014 at 9:53pm

    I don’t believe this,the commentator says lilipool should be commmended for making the right substitutions … Loosing 3-1 ?……

  177. Sukky

    August 25, 2014 at 10:11pm

    Loserpool 1- shitty 3.†̥ђƺ match is closer than †̥ђƺ score line in ♍Ɣ opinion.

  178. Scott From Oz

    August 25, 2014 at 10:49pm

    Potter, let me know if it goes awry……I’m happy to help anyone out, but also don’t appreciate being made to look an idiot……I don’t need anyone’s help for that :)
    Saying that, he has just contacted me this minute all excited about it, so I’d say he’s right on to it.
    Thanks again, Potter and Rico :)

  179. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 10:53pm

    Nash 9.44, arsene can’t keep pulling a rabbit outta a hat, believe he just got lucky with Sanogo last season !

  180. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 11:22pm

    Stories doing the rounds, Giroud has a broken foot…

  181. Micko

    August 25, 2014 at 11:35pm

    BT62, sounds like a metatarsal, gawd help us.

  182. potter

    August 25, 2014 at 11:43pm

    Scott I am doing everything i can this end , he should at least get one ticket even if his mate doesnt join.

  183. BT62 Gooner

    August 25, 2014 at 11:47pm

    If true, Micko, we’ll need all the help going…..

  184. Gonerjoe

    August 25, 2014 at 11:50pm

    Three games in and here we go again 5 players injured and one suspended Fu*king hell.
    With the problems we have with corrupt refs and injuries, bloody hell who killed the black cat down the Arsenal.

  185. Micko

    August 26, 2014 at 12:04am

    BT62, in Arsene’s defence it has been a long season, we’re 3 games into a new campaign now.

    Gibbs injured
    Giroud injured
    Sanogo injured (although he doesn’t count)
    Arteta injured
    Kozzer – wrapped up in cotton wool
    Ospina – injured
    Theo – injured
    Apologies for anyone I missed out.

    And as for this greek la de da Manolas he would only kill Miguel if he came, roll on Wednesday !

    Nite all.

  186. Micko

    August 26, 2014 at 12:07am

    Stop whinging Gjoe !

  187. Gonerjoe

    August 26, 2014 at 12:26am

    I said 5 it’s actually 6 f……ing hell this is going to be a fun season
    It’s my post I’ll cry if I want to cry if I want to etc … :cry:

  188. BrainwashedKev

    August 26, 2014 at 12:27am

    Saloman Kalou, come on down… :-(

  189. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 12:37am

    The Price is Right..No, Darren Bent..

  190. BrainwashedKev

    August 26, 2014 at 12:42am

    Typical ain’t it BT…

    I knew Wenger would regret letting Bendtner slip thru his fingers…

  191. BrainwashedKev

    August 26, 2014 at 12:42am

    Night All…

  192. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 12:50am

    Sadly Kev, it’s bloody typical…….

  193. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 12:52am

    Night Kev….

  194. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 1:37am

    I wake up and you’ve all gone… ;)

    Broken foot and three months out then for Giroud so the headlines suggest…

    If true, that’s really really sad for the guy….

    And awful news for the club. Six days to find a striker….

  195. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 1:39am

    Or will Podolski now stay….?

  196. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 2:11am

    I’ve had my cuppa, now it’s back to bed… :)

  197. rogerbij

    August 26, 2014 at 4:27am

    This season has started with a train wreck of injuries and still lack of depth in key positions… please let this not be a sign of things to come for the season. You cant win anything without quality in depth – especially when we are already wondering who is left to start on Wednesday!

  198. Lee

    August 26, 2014 at 6:31am

    There are gaping holes throughout the squad and they are being highlighted by the lack of quality replacements we have! Someone said the other day what if Giroud got injured? Sanogo are you fucking sure Arsene? Oh no he’s injured too. Any top side wouldnt have our strike force anywhere near their starting eleven!!!
    Diaby & Gibbs are perma crocks, why not cut your losses and replace them with fit players? Arsene knows……..

  199. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 6:37am

    The Giroud injury simply shows how weak we are up front, we all knew it, every footballing pundit knew it…. but wenger ignored it, Prepare yourselves guys n girls, Thursday night football on its way. Wenger has had all summer to reinforce his squad but has failed to do so.

    You reap what you sow!!

  200. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 6:47am

    Good Morning Cow Bells and Pitchforks.

    Giroud out???? Sanogo out??? That means that Podolski or Campbell or Sanchez will lead the attack.

    If Podolski does not play tonight that will definitely mean he is on his way out.

    Tomorrow is on a knife edge mates.

  201. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 7:02am

    Im not sure if sanogo is out devil.. i pray he ain’t. .. desperate times when ur praying for sanogo lol…

  202. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 7:15am

    Morning Rico, Brudder and all. Chatting to a fellow Gooner a couple of weeks ago we were having the usual spiel. For him Wenger can do no wrong. Every pearl that droppeth from his lips is like gold to this chap. He was going on about how he fully expected to win the PL this year and get to at least the semis of the CL. The FA Cup? That was a given. You may not be surprised to find out that I was rather more circumspect. I do believe that Wenger HAS to win the PL this year. Why? Because he has the resources to put a mighty powerful squad together and of course because he has blown out year after year for so long. We could all see the possibilities in years past but they have been characterised by both injuries and a dearth of ambition in the market that may or may not have been down to a lack of financial weight. But that’s over now. I know because I heard Wenger say so. If we are not going into the season confident of winning the PL, then what are we going into the season for? Fourth?
    Anyway I said to this bloke that, in cricket, to assess where a batting team are, add two wickets and evaluate the position then. Similarly, as he was telling me that Chambers is already World Class (yes, really), I asked him to assess the squad by imagining two major early injuries. As an example I picked out Sanchez and Kos, but the point remains. Personally, I am staggered that Wenger has either left it this late or has let the window drift by again, while making the same rather silly pronouncements and doing very little. I don’t like Giroud much as a player but, in our situation I would rather have him on the field than in the treatment room. What the hell is going on at Arsenal? Do we really have to literally stagger from crisis to crisis all the bloody time? Weren’t these last 3 years supposed to be Arsene’s great swansong?

  203. Lee

    August 26, 2014 at 7:41am

    Praying that Sanogo is fit, has it come to this FFS? I thought we were a rich big club??

  204. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 7:46am

    It seems like the staggering from crisis to crisis will continue Adam, I’m so frustrated with wenger, yrs of having no money to compete i excepted, but now we have the money and we are still seriously short in squad depth on the eve of champions league qualification. For the life of me i can’t understand why the man won’t strengthen his squad properly. I hope we qualify, and pray we strengthen, but again why have we to wait until the end of august again… we could have had players like remy and schnerdlin etc a month ago if we wanted imo.

  205. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 7:55am

    Kel. I agree. If Wenger is going to be ‘forced’ into the market because of an injury to Giroud the, quite frankly, what does that say about the depth of his squad?
    His mantra seems to be that we only finished 7 points behind the winners last season therefore just a little tweak here and there and a prayer on injuries and that should be enough to win it.

  206. bradster

    August 26, 2014 at 7:55am

    Morning all,

    Thread bear it seems. I guess it Schez, Debuchy, Kos, Mert, Monreal, Chambers, Wilshere, ozil, Flamini, Sanchez and Campbell/Podolski.

    Didn’t wenger play Rosicky and Merts as striker last season ;-)

  207. Lee

    August 26, 2014 at 7:56am

    kel, he obviously thought we didn’t need them…..surely he can’t be that blind?

  208. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 8:04am

    Yes Adam that’s my point exactly one injury to giroud and we are looking at the transfer market to save us, surely we should already have that replacement in the door.. neglectful imo,and not for the first time.

  209. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 8:10am

    I’m not so sure Lee, sometimes I think wenger just waits and dithers that long he ends up thinking his squad just needs a we tweak,when it needs another 2 players at least.

  210. Lee

    August 26, 2014 at 8:23am

    This Russian roulette with the squad has to stop!

  211. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 8:28am

    This time next week the window will be closed and he has two big games between now and then. Our needs are probably 4 players now, perhaps 3. Will he do that?

  212. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 8:30am

    It depends how AW sees Giroud. If Giroud is his number one striker and in AW’s mind he is irreplaceable then the striker he will get will be a short term one…..sort of Chamack type. But if he wants to improve and sees OG12 as the present temporary striker then he will get a better one.

    Imo…..Giroud is the main striker at AFC. And AW will not look to replace him….rather to bide his time. So if push comes to shove, as the present situation demands it will be Kalou not Remy. It will be a short term solution rather than a Cavani or Falcao.

    I will be very surprised if its one of the latter. They will not come to play as the main striker till December and then play second fiddle once OG12 recovers.

  213. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 8:30am

    Morning Adam, Lee, Devil, roger, kel, bradster and all.

    What a mess!

  214. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 8:32am

    Your right Lee it really has to stop its completely unnecessary.

    Kos is another on the verge of an injury, still no back up there either.

    Let’s pray Alexis, Ox, Campbell can carry us through.

  215. rogerbij

    August 26, 2014 at 8:36am

    Ah sigh, we all take Giroud for granted you know. He works hard scores a bit, assists and is good value in general buildup play. Best of all, he’s never really been injured, until perhaps now…

    Who wouldnt take a player like Mandzukic now, just a click or so down from the top echelons? Slim, slim pickings in the striker market so slim Wenger could do his damned best and come up empty. My point is that this need to be addressed several transfer windows ago… such as when we gave up on Higuain.

  216. rogerbij

    August 26, 2014 at 8:39am

    Morning Rico and all, a mess indeed, Im sitting by the phone waiting for a callup from Wenger as striking cover, probably some of you are too. Ive got the old Puma Kings out and all polished up, a bit of keepyuppy in the living room, a few star jumps to warm up, that sort of thing before breakfast

  217. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 8:50am

    If Torres is for sale I should say that AW must bite the bullet and pay 15million for him. He should hold the fort while OG12 is out and then the one who is on form will play more than the other. They can rest each other and play together at the same time.

    A strike force of OG12, Torres, Theo and Sanchez is a good one imo.

  218. George

    August 26, 2014 at 8:53am

    G mornin troopers…. Its dire straits.

    We will see Sanogo and Campbell up front with. Akpom on the bench. I suspect LP10 to be offski, and sanchez on the right , Campbell left of a 4-4-2. We will see the ox left, middle flamster and ozil with rosicky on right. Monreal Kos, merts and Debuchy with chez in goal. Subs martinez coquelin miguel bellerin akpom ryo wilshere

  219. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 9:00am

    Imo the attack today will be the same one as that which started the match against Benfica unless Podolski will be retained. if Podolski is going to stay he will start the match up front with Sanchez on the right and Ox/Cazorla on the left.

    Aaron, Ozil and Flamini/Wilshere will begin the match.

    Imo the midfield should be Aaron, Ozil, Ramsey. ;)

  220. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:02am

    Rico, did a nightmare, wake you early this morning?

  221. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:04am

    I personally would start podolski George,I know it would effect his transfer value but f**k it… needs must imo.

  222. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:05am

    Morning all….

  223. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:05am

    Ramsey is suspended devil..

  224. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 9:06am

    Morning Bt, I think i’m still living it…..

  225. George

    August 26, 2014 at 9:07am

    Dev ramsey is suspended.

    I would start Podolski too Kel, only the yanks will be looking at recouping cash seeing as we’ve spent some this year.

    The money we would lose would be greater than the money we would lose in transfer value of the left pegger.

  226. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 9:08am

    Morning George, 442, you sure AW will play that way from the off? I hope we start with Campbell though as he’s a grafter…

  227. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:12am

    They’ll just have to accept 7m for podolski George rather than 10…

  228. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:13am

    It’s all hands to the pump time, folks…so sad, yet so predictable.

  229. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 9:18am

    oh shit I forgot Aaron is suspended.

    So it would mean Jack, Flamini and Ozil in midfield.

    Bollox. All hands to pump time you said BT62??? More like hands to different pumps while there is Jack.

    In this case I would put Flamini, Rosicky and Ozil in midfield.

  230. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 9:19am

    oh well….if Aaron is suspended no famous or infamous person is going to die.

    Its only mere normal folk who will die. The world will still go round.

  231. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:21am

    It’s embarrassing BT Absolutely no need for it. On a positive note this is Campbell and the Ox’s chance to impress wenger,Fingers crossed they do.

  232. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:23am

    Dev, i think Rosicky has to start.

  233. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 9:25am

    Devil. £15 million for Torres? With his wages? He hasn’t done anything for years now. Surely he is old news.

  234. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:26am

    Kel, no need for it indeed, we’ve only needed a top striker, since the begin of last season..

  235. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:27am

    I’d put Rosicky and chambers as the pivot imo…

  236. Nickie

    August 26, 2014 at 9:29am

    Hi everyone.

    Think I’d like Campbell up top with Alexis and Ox playing either side as he has more presence. Ozil just behind with Flamini and Jack sitting deep

  237. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:29am

    Is Kosser fit?

  238. Lee

    August 26, 2014 at 9:30am

    I should imagine Arsene’s getting a massive bollocking this morning as we speak…………. or b)

  239. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:32am

    I think so BT… was rested against Everton, a slight concern over his achillies

  240. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 9:35am

    I have noticed Kos hobbling through most of the games so far. Wenger is asking for trouble if he plays him tomorrow before the problem is fully sorted.
    It’s all so boringly predictable isn’t it?

  241. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:35am

    No chance Lee, it just another accident, one that was waiting to happen…

  242. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 9:37am

    Lee. b) is that he is carrying on regardless, insisting that this is his finest squad ever while walking naked through the training ground.

  243. Nickie

    August 26, 2014 at 9:37am

    I’d swap Rosicky for Jack actually

  244. potter

    August 26, 2014 at 9:38am

    Just thought I would share just how easy it is to get information from the club. This year they introduced a new system to exchange tickets for matches to members only . Yesterday I asked for information as to how to do it for Scott’s mate for the Besiktas match. I got a reply this morning . :- Following this automated response, your enquiry will be processed within 3 days however if the enquiry requires investigation, please allow 5 – 10 working days for a response. (External product and service offers/enquiries may not receive a response).

    Really helpful automated message. thanks a bunch.

  245. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:41am

    Typical, Potter.

  246. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 9:42am

    but with us Torres would flourish again Adam.

  247. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 9:42am

    Potter. You know Arsenal. They always put their customers first. :)

  248. George

    August 26, 2014 at 9:42am

    Rico, he’ll have to go for it 4-4-2 …This would be the type of game Sanogo could be useful for , but a game of this magnitude dhouldn’t be reliant on an unproven 21yr of frenchie

    Bring back David Dein

  249. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:43am

    Rosicky and chambers over flamini and wilshere for me nickie.

  250. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 9:44am

    Devil. I see no evidence of that mate. To me he looks like he is cruising along, taking the enormous salary and doing very little. But I know you like him so you might be right. Not for me though. His attitude stinks.

  251. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:45am

    Adam, ‘while walking naked through the training ground, stepping over the injured that lay all around’..

  252. Adam

    August 26, 2014 at 9:48am

    BT. :)
    You have to laugh really. Or so I tell myself.

  253. Hell Raising Devil

    August 26, 2014 at 9:52am

    Chambers will play in defence mate. Imo Kos should not play and be rested.

  254. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 9:54am

    It’s better for the sanity and anybody in close proximity, into my fourth year of it now, cats are happier to….

  255. Nickie

    August 26, 2014 at 9:56am

    I think Chambers should play CB to allow Kos extended rest tbh but i’m all for that in another game Kel. Very interested to see Chambers in that role

  256. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 10:00am

    Your right devil… Kos should be rested if his achillies is strained. I meant if kos started id put chambers in the pivot imo.

  257. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 10:04am

    Yes nickie he looks a far better option than flamini imo…

    And tbh when we signed chambers I was pissed right off… 16m on a right back.. lol… i was wrong!

  258. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 10:04am

    All summer I have backed this manager, I truly thought we’d see big changes.

    What a mug I have been!!

  259. Lee

    August 26, 2014 at 10:06am

    Poor old Kenny Sansom, pictured out of it on a park bench in Orpington, clutching a bottle of wine!

  260. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 10:07am

    Rico, stay calm, i’m sure your not alone.

  261. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 10:07am

    That’s really sad news Lee.

  262. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 10:08am

    Lee, that’s so sad and we think we have problems.

  263. kel

    August 26, 2014 at 10:12am

    Same here Rico… i always thought if wenger had the money, we’ll do the business.

    In all honesty it seems to me that he’s not the man to take us forward atm. I’ll continue to back him as always, but how hard is it to reinforce your squad with 80m in the bank.. manolas and wanyama along with a striker, we’d have a very solid look about us imo.

  264. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 10:17am

    I’m trying Bt, but I’m losing patience….

  265. Lee

    August 26, 2014 at 10:19am

    To the Superman theme tune, Sanogo runs onto the pitch on Weds night just as we are about to take a corner,he rips open his shirt to reveal a large letter “S” he jumps like a salmon to head in the wining goal!

  266. George

    August 26, 2014 at 10:20am

    Lee-tha is too funny @10:19

  267. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 10:26am

    Sanogo runs onto the pitch on Weds night, trips over his feet and gets injured…

  268. Wavy

    August 26, 2014 at 10:28am

    Morning all.
    Back from the colony of Scotland and ready to rumble!
    How about Chambers a sour we. Number 9, he seems able to play in any position he is asked to! Perhaps he could be our25 goal secret weapon!
    Remy would be a good understudy to Le Quiff, but he could never replace him! Giroud is much maligned. He is a much better player than he is given credit for, imo.

  269. Wavy

    August 26, 2014 at 10:29am

    *as our new number9……..
    Bloody iPad

  270. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 10:30am

    All messing aside, Turkish teams don’t travel that well.

  271. BT62 Gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 10:32am

    Wavy, did you get into the swing of things and wear a skirt?

  272. rico

    August 26, 2014 at 10:34am

    :) Lee, he’d probably do a Wenger and struggle to rip open his shirt….

    Morning Wavy..

    New post up now…

  273. Biscuitbum

    August 27, 2014 at 12:22am

    Much as we would all like to see someone like Cavani come in, I think there`s more chance of me winning tomorrow`s lottery. Remy would do, but not Welbeck. Welbeck, even if he stays fit is probably only a 10 goal a season man, and we need a proper goalscorer. Unfortunately, I think Arsene will decide he can get away with using Podolski until Walcott returns. I hope the manager wasn`t watching Afobe score those last two goals!

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