Yann the man we need in the bag | Diaby to miss another Arsenal game | Pep for next year anyone?

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Friday here, at last… the weekend can nearly begin.

Firstly though, we have to get through this post. Top of the agenda is transfer talk. Yann M’Villa is hot on the feeds this morning. Some are reporting we’re at an advanced stage with talks, others say we have to be careful because Bayern and Inter are sniffing around. So a bit of a mixed bag! I told you months ago that we were in for a big name in France and we were in talks for that name back in early February. It sounds like Dick Law was chasing this man…

If he’s good enough, we should go for him. Whether he’s £25million or £28million, if Bayern Munich can afford him, so can we. If Inter can afford him, so can we. Simple fact is, if Arsene trusts his instincts and this player is as good as everyone in the game thinks he is… then he’s not a risk at 21 for that price. He’ll have resale value etc…

It makes the news that Inter are courting Alex Song interesting. His agent said he’s interested in playing in Italy, but he tempered that by saying Arsenal were unlikely to sell one of their most important players. Obviously… as we don’t have a history of doing that. I’ve never been a huge fan of Alex Song, but I guess the simple fact is, he is an important player for Arsenal. 11 assists is about 4 times the amount of assists Alex Hleb ever managed in a season. He’s always fit… and he is the love child of Arsene Wenger.

A match made in forever heaven… sorry Geoff.

The key to this summer is not the hemorrhage players that are important to the set up. I can’t remember the last time we came out of a summer transfer windown with more players than we started… excluding ridiculous teenage purchases. I still wonder what our trophy cabinet would have looked like had we bought Arteta, Benayoun and Mertesacker two years ago. I hope we’re not sitting here next year wondering what could have been if we’d signed a DM, a creative midfielder and a striker.

Onto team news…

Rosicky is back! Hoooray!

Diaby is crocked… booo!

Honestly, the man has the worst immune system and muscle make up in the history of sport. He’s a 26 year old antique! A badly rusted Swiss watch you’ve just dropped in the toilet. He really should go in the summer, we can’t waste a squad space on him next year. Let’s get him fit and move him onto West Ham.

The Diaby issue leaves us with the probable midfield line up of Rosicky, Song and Ramsey. I’d imagine Benny will come back into the fold in the front three alongside Gervinho and Robin. Chamberlain really didn’t impress in the Chelsea game… he might be good to come off the bench if we’re struggling.

Arsenal.com do an incredible job of taking 4 lines of Wenger quotes and turning them into 920 stories. I sifted through the rest of the talk and there wasn’t really much to report on.

Pep Guardiola has left Barca. He’s not going to go anywhere for at least a year which does leave open the tantalising prospect of him joining us when Wenger hangs up his spectacles. Imagine that eh? That’s why it’s important we’re in the Champions League. We might not invest in players now… but the next guy in is going to want to overhaul the squad. If it was Pep, I don’t think too many would be upset.

Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll be back with a robust match preview tomorrow!

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  1. Khalid Mahmood

    A lot of dross/unwanted players need to be sold….we all know who these are:

    Chamakh
    Park
    Arshavin
    Theo
    Bendtner
    Diaby
    Denilson
    Squillacci
    JD
    Almunia
    Flappy

    ——

    That’s a lot of shit!

  2. Bade

    Gambon

    We constantly failed to bring the needed players, even when they weren’t top class. Take Schwarzter as example. Or even a decent CB last January. Or a decent Striker the January before.

    We’re a dithering club

  3. SDE

    Khalid Mahmood
    So we need 5 signings and I think that would really help us get the title next year.

    Reply
    Maybe,but not under this current management regime..
    It won’t happen..
    As I’ve said before,if any changes were to occur,it would have happened last season..
    The signings of Arteta& Co,were panic buy signings, intended to steady a terminal declining ship..
    Paper over the cracks..

    Just check the last 4 years,for signs of progression..

    The ship has sailed,and wenger & co have lost sight of their bearings& destination.Apart from their incessant greed for profits..pure & simple..

    My truck now,is not with wenger so much,but with a new owner coming in and having a clean sweep..

    That in itself,will be hardfought..but we can only sit patiently on the sidelines& hope Usmanov -if he is serious&ambitious,will take the reins& the rest will take care of itself!!

  4. BOOZY

    gambon daniel day lewis and sean penn to jonny depp and di caprio?

    common men, even jack nicholson’s not as good as jonny depp – just an oscar favourite.
    There aren’t many actors as good as those two – fuck even jamie fox has won the gong – bit like everton winning the champions league.

  5. SDE

    bade
    “We’re a dithering club”

    Reply
    Geez,aren’t they signs of a geriatric management club,scared of change & winning..

    A dithering club yes,but not with its hands in the tills like the politicians who seemed switched on,when it comes to expenses!!

  6. Keyser

    “Gambon… Di Caprio and Depp aren’t good actors?”

    Hahaha, love Jack Sparra’.

    That was funny, Joke Friday ruined by people mis-interpreting the idea.

  7. Dan Ahern

    ::blinking::

    …wha? …
    Oh man, I think I just passed out.
    After I read that Guardiola is stepping down, the wheels started spinning rapidly in my mind. There he was: lifting the Prem trophy, surrounded by red and white while Fabregas took a victory lap!
    All the blood rushed to my boner and I lost consciousness.

  8. Keyser

    “I dont need to remind you that Arsenal have won 13 leagues, more than anyone outside of Utd & Liverpool. Lets not pretend we are some shitty club happy to get the chance to play Shaktar Donetsk.”

    You’re talking about winning the European Cup/ Champions league not the league title.

    Bit of a weird one that considering Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest are up there.

    What’s that equate to ? Jim Broadbent ? Mira Sorvino ?!

  9. SDE

    Dan Ahern
    “All the blood rushed to my boner and I lost consciousness.”

    Reply

    You lost consciousness,when you realised,it was all a wet dream & wenger was still in charge..

  10. Keyser

    Would Mira Sorvino not count because she’s a woman ? Have Arsenal Woman won the equivalent Chamions League ?!

  11. Radio Raheem

    Guardiola might be a great manager but isn’t it fair to question his mental toughness? I don’t think Ferguson or Jose have taken a year off work yet. Being able to succeed in a stressful situation is, surely, part of what makes a great manager.

  12. BOOZY

    Bergkamp as a matter of fack its my favourite film of all time – all four of them, but that doesn’t still change the fact that jonny depp is an extra ordinary actor.

  13. SDE

    RR
    “Guardiola might be a great manager but isn’t it fair to question his mental toughness? I don’t think Ferguson or Jose have taken a year off work yet. Being able to succeed in a stressful situation is, surely, part of what makes a great manager”.

    Reply
    Regardless 2CL titles, b/w 2009 & 2011 is hardly a record to be sniffed out,or dismissed..

    Besides it took Fergie almost 10 years to win his 1st CL @ Man U& then another 10 years to win his 2nd CL..

    Pepe achieved that over a 4 year period..

    And had won more trophies in his 4 years,than fergie did in his 10+ years of management at Man Utd..
    Let’s take this in context…

    PS
    That’s what you call fast track management realised potential..

    Not regressive,at best stagnated realised management crap

  14. Radio Raheem

    SDE

    Yeah you’re context context matters so we can’t discount having, arguably, the most talented group of players in its history, right?

  15. Keyser

    “I’m not going College mum, A-level’s seem a bit hard, I got no chance.”

    “Don’t worry fatty, just re-do your GCSE’S again, stay back you like school don’t you.”

    “But think of the money Ealing Council will give you for turning up each week”

    “But I got to top up my Oyster Card with it ?”

    Dunno where I was going with that.

  16. Bergkamp63

    It’s going to take more than 5 signing SDE to turn things around at this club,

    With a bunch of old farts on the BOD and Managing, it’s more akin to Augusta National at Arsenal.

    Nothing short of a revolution is going to change things.

    A Russian one !!

  17. David

    Chelsea and Spuds would be in for him with money, whores and stolen goods.

    Please New Castle. Save our bacon and get 4th place.

  18. Lurch LeRouge

    Fuck me if I’m getting out of bed at 4am to watch fucking Europa League games.

    No Champions League?

    No Asian seaboard.
    No growth.

    Europes football markets saturated.

  19. SDE

    Bergakamp63
    It’s going to take more than 5 signing SDE to turn things around at this club,With a bunch of old farts on the BOD and Managing, it’s more akin to Augusta National at Arsenal.
    Nothing short of a revolution is going to change things.A Russian one !!

    Reply

    No,I was replying to Khalid Mahmood’s about the 5 signing’s post..
    I agree..it will took more than that ..
    If you saw my earlier post(s),sometime this morning&midday calling for Usmanov to engage in a buyout with Kroenke,& radically overhaul the management structure,on the sporting side at least..

    A russian revolution in the offing..
    & what will spring from that!!

  20. Radio Raheem

    Guardiola a great manager that achieved great things with a great group of players.

    One of the greatest achievement in football is for Ferguson to have won the league with the squad they had last season. Another is if he repeats the same this season.

    Liverpool winning the champions league with players like Igor Biscan and Djimi Traore is another.

  21. AJ

    SDE
    Regardless 2CL titles, b/w 2009 & 2011 is hardly a record to be sniffed out,or dismissed..

    Besides it took Fergie almost 10 years to win his 1st CL @ Man U& then another 10 years to win his 2nd CL..
    ——————————————————————————————————
    Does it also not depend on the individuals Guardiola had at hand as to the fast track management? Just like Wenger had when we won our first title under Wenger. Barca was always a team of good players, yes, Pep did shift out underperformers and bring in new players. Even if he comes to Arsenal, a lot of time will be spent in getting rid of the dross.

  22. SDE

    RR
    “Yeah you’re context context matters so we can’t discount having, arguably, the most talented group of players in its history, right?”

    Reply
    You lost me somewhat on you reply..
    But if you’re talking about current players,or ex players over the past few years at arsene’s behest..that’s a joke& a half..with no silverware to mirror that talent!!Even with cesc& nasri& diaby & co…..

    Are you serious?That’s if I’ve got the gist of your argument ..

  23. Geoff

    What is the point in trying to win the Champions League when the manager never buys the players we need to stand a chance?

  24. Cesc Appeal

    And Usmanov has juts finished the deal with Megafon taking his stakes from 26% to 50% in the £20 Billion telecoms company.
    Think MegaFon logo will actually look quite good on our shirts to be honest….what can you bring to the table Stan??

  25. Radio Raheem

    SDE,

    We were talking about Guardiola (or so Ithink).

    I questioned his mental toughness.

    You cited possible reasons in the context he worked in and what he achieved.

    I agreed but suggested that having, arguably, the best set of players to work with should have eased whatever pressure he felt.

  26. SDE

    AJ

    SDE-Regardless 2CL titles, b/w 2009 & 2011 is hardly a record to be sniffed out,or dismissed..Besides it took Fergie almost 10 years to win his 1st CL @ Man U& then another 10 years to win his 2nd CL..
    ——————————————————————————————————
    “Does it also not depend on the individuals Guardiola had at hand as to the fast track management? Just like Wenger had when we won our first title under Wenger. Barca was always a team of good players, yes, Pep did shift out underperformers and bring in new players. Even if he comes to Arsenal, a lot of time will be spent in getting rid of the dross.”

    Reply
    Not really,as Pepe if he came,won’t be pre-occupied with thinks like contracts,player valuations,financial doping,ffp,P&L/Balance Statements & all the other crap that wenger likes to indulge himself in,or use as a smokescreen to deflect the attention away that he is past sell-by-date..

    Pepe,would just continue on winning titles& proving to critics like you,that his success at Barca was no flash in the pan!!

  27. David

    Radio

    Is an argument well taken. But one could argue that the great Frank Rijkaard had an even more robust group of talent to play with.

    Plus a young Messi.

  28. AJ

    SDE

    I am not questioning his achievements whether they were fluke or not. He is certainly better than Wenger. I just want to say managing Arsenal would be a more difficult challenge regardless of what he won there.

  29. SDE

    RR
    “We were talking about Guardiola (or so Ithink). I questioned his mental toughness.You cited possible reasons in the context he worked in and what he achieved.I agreed but suggested that having, arguably, the best set of players to work with should have eased whatever pressure he felt.”

    Reply
    You cannot compare Barca to Arsenal…
    The pressure Pepe was under is totally different..
    I refer you to my post last night,which highlights the conditions that Pepe was under..My post to follow..

    Question is,would wenger survive under such conditions@ Barca,given such quality players and his current track record?A resounding no!!

  30. SDE

    RR

    My post from last night..

    “But what this guy has done over a short period,has been nothing short of remarkable..

    He’s probably raised the bar so high,that even he knows that it’s difficult to sustain this level over a long-term period..
    Let’s be honest,they’ve probably peaked & he might feel he’s taken them as far as he can.

    And let’s remember managing Barca, it’s not like managing a club.

    You are managing a nation..It’s tantamount to managing say an international team like England,but on a daily basis.

    So the pressure to succeed is magnified x100..& you are accountable,not only to the fans& the management, but to all intents & purposes the Catalan nation.

    Look at what happened to Rijkaard,after he left Barca..
    He went into hibernation,just to recover…The job is a horrendous one to take on..”

  31. Radio Raheem

    David

    I suppose it’s about preference. Some think Ronaldinho’s Barcelona is better than Messi’s.

    I think Messi’s trumps Ronaldinho’s. Young Messi was very good but Messi of the 3 years is great.

    I don’t think the Ronaldinho’s Barca would live with barca of the last 3 years. In saying that Yaya is an improvement on Busquets, a player they could have done with against chelsea.
    ————————————————–

    SDE,

    You might be right there. Who knows? But I didn’t compare Barcelona to Arsenal. I compared Guardiola to Ferguson and Jose

  32. JOPPAAAAAAAA

    A few things to clear up.

    Di Caprio, Nicholson and Depp are fantastic actors. I suggest watching One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest if you doubt Nicholson.

    Le Grove to change name to The Ballad Of Pedro & Arsene?

    Usmanov In.

  33. mjgooner

    Pedro, you keep harping on about how your POLL was about the Arsenal situation vs the Liverpool one……………what about considering the Arsenal situation vs the Chelsea one.

    Which would you prefer?
    1) An opportunity to POSSIBLY do a “double” (FA cup & UCL) and finish 6th
    2) 3rd and Champions league participation (to recoup 40m)

  34. Cesc Appeal

    Serious respect for Pep, saying perhaps it’s time for fresh ideas etc
    That is a manager and a man.
    I’m embarrassed to be an Arsenal fan today when you listen to Wenger say he understands the pressure Pep is under….do you balls! You aren’t under an iota of the pressure Pep was, STFU Arsene I think everyone (for the most part) is sick of your bull and that stupid smirk you do after you’ve sent something you think is really witty and insightful but the rest of us just think is retarded crap!! 50 000 subs??

  35. SDE

    AJ

    I am not questioning his achievements whether they were fluke or no

    Reply
    I would hardly call winning 13 titles out of 16 a fluke..including 2 CL titles ,over a 4 yr period..that OGL has failed to win,talk less of our failure to win the UEFA 200 FInal,that even AVB managed under Porto last year..

    Would you say Porto are a bigger club than Arsenal,in your eyes?

    If that’s a fluke,I’ll take that any day of the week,vs 7 years of jack-all trophies..

    AJ
    “I just want to say managing Arsenal would be a more difficult challenge regardless of what he won there.”

    Reply
    Well honestly,if you know football..I disagree 100%..
    See my above post,about managing a catalan nation..

    PS
    If you are talking about pressure..was wenger ever threatened with having his kids kidnapped,like Laporta & Rijkard were when managing@Barca…?

    What pressure are you talking about,in comparison to Wenger at Arsenal?

  36. David

    Radio

    Its not just Busquets.

    Its the outsting of World Class players like Eto O, and Van Bronckhorst

    The only worry about Pep is that he pulled a Wenger and took the more inexperienced Cristian Tello to Stamford Bridge!!!

  37. luke the gooner

    I think quite a few people here are missing the point here. I was an advocate of Usmanav from the get go, as any man voted for by D Dein has to have something real good about them for him to want to work with them. Kronke on the other hand makes my skin crawl. He’s no different from any other “Yank” who takes over an English club. All they ever want to do is drain the clubs resources in order to finance projects going on in America. Look at clubs like man utd,liverpool,portsmouth for instance (Mandaric was a naturalised yank),clubs that were plunged into the financial mire that is typical of American big business. I was hoping and praying Hill-Wood would stand by his word and “never sell to that yank” block him at every opportunity,but i knew deep down he would sell us out,and the reason why he did is very simple. He,with the rest of the board know “the gravy train” ends at the end of 2014,when clubs have to exist through what they make through the turnstiles and merchandising. That’s why Hill-Wood said the club would not be sold outright for 5 years. By which time him and Kronke will want about 1.5 billion to sell up! Think about it,we never spend big,players we do bring in,on the whole are not upto standard,and come the back end of the season they say we have money to spend in the transfer market,but come the opening of the transfer window tell the manager he has to sell before we buy…it all adds up. This is why the club is where it’s at now. And remember,come 2014, they would have to cut into their profit margins to keep the club running, that’s why it will be taken over by Usmanov and Dein…as it will be run by people who actually love the club, not some “Yank” who’s only time spent at the club is on extraordinary AGMs. We should all be calling for Kronke,Hill-Wood and the board to go now…while we still have time for Usmanov to spend big!!!

  38. Armchairfan

    These days I have been wondering what the heck happened to Le Grove. I started reading Le Grove from the year it came out (late 2008?). I cannot recall many names but I can definitely remember few people like Bud, Odub??, PeachesGooner, BigRaddy?? & Rico. I never commented myself. I cannot write a complete sentence in English without pressing backspace few times. Still, it used to be so much fun back then reading all the comments. It did not have so much negativity. Many of them were not AKBs or anything. Neither am I. Things were not good back then and they have gone worse now. Still, can we at least maintain some positivity & keep the faith? AKBs or non AKBs, no one wants to see Arsenal suffer. Good old argument is fun reading, but this stark pessimism seems to be rubbing off on many people. It sucks to see fellow Arsenal fans come here and pick on other Arsenal fans who have differing opinions. Can’t we afford to “agree to disagree” like in old times. After all, we all love Arsenal. Why can’t we stick together in these difficult times?
    My week starts with an Arsenal match and sometimes it ends within those 90 minutes. I have never been to an Arsenal match. I, simply, cannot afford to. I live in a foreign country and have not gone home in 3 years coz I cannot buy a fucking plane ticket. Still, I believe someday I will get to watch Arsenal win major trophies. Please, keep the faith.

  39. Bergkamp63

    I came accross this on Skysports site reading about “What next for Pep”

    Guardiola. He won’t go near Arsenal, you don’t have the finances available, nice stadium and a good striker but that’s it.

    Does this person have a point ?

  40. Radio Raheem

    Van Bronckhorst was decent but by no means World Class (even with his goal at the world cup). He’ll struggle to get into this current side. His position in the squad is currently filled by Adriano.

    Yeah they could have done with Eto’o but I think the problem might have been playing Iniesta wide to try accommodating Cesc or playing Cesc wide even

  41. SDE

    RR
    “You might be right there. Who knows? But I didn’t compare Barcelona to Arsenal. I compared Guardiola to Ferguson and Jose”

    Reply
    Pepe vs Jose..is a tight call..Even Jose had a gap year,before he rocked up @ the san siro & went on to recreate history for them..Its much of a muchness b/w those 2..

    But taking ferguson’s record in europe vs pepe..
    For me,its a no-brainer.

    Pepe-2 CL titles in 2 years vs Fergie’s 2 CL titles in 20+ years..

    Come on the game has moved on..New Kids on the Block& all..New sheriff’s in town..

    Let’s agree,no way can wenger begin to match Pepe’s current achievements..He’s gone soft!!

    Let’s look forward,not backwards with sentiment..

  42. Jeff

    If a new manager were to come in, he would need to do a complete overhaul from players to staff in all departments.

    If we want new, established, talented players to come to Arsenal they have to feel that there is going to be a passionate drive for success and I don’t mean just coming in the top four either. You just don’t sense anything like that from Arsene. So, players of that description will be disinclined to come unless they have another motive.

  43. Radio Raheem

    SDE

    Let’s look forward,not backwards with sentiment..
    ————————————

    Errrr…okay?!

    But one last before I go.

    Do you think Ferguson would win a similar number of trophies with the squad Guardiola had?

    Would Guardiola have won the EPL with the squad Ferguson had last season or be challenging this season even?

    Could you see Guardiola winning the CL with Liverpool’s squad of 2005 bearing in mind they lost to 6th placed chelsea side with a man down for 50mins? (Guadiola’s barcelona never beat chelsea without a sending off)

    ’till tomorrow

  44. SDE

    Jeff
    “If a new manager were to come in, he would need to do a complete overhaul from players to staff in all departments.

    If we want new, established, talented players to come to Arsenal they have to feel that there is going to be a passionate drive for success and I don’t mean just coming in the top four either. You just don’t sense anything like that from Arsene. So, players of that description will be disinclined to come unless they have another motive.”

    Reply

    A new manager- a la Pepe,under a new owner-a la Usmanov type figure!!
    And then,we go from there..

  45. BOOZY

    Joppaaa i’ve seen it and many other of his works, he is good.
    Di caprio on the other hand is a natural, what he does with his face – shutter island was when i really began to appreciate his genius.

    But jonny depp – he’s able play do what this guys do, at least averagely – but no one can do what jonny depp does.

  46. Geoff

    Armchair fan, I still meet up with some of those people, some have died, and to some blogging is just a cycle.

    The reason for the negativity is all those years ago we gave the manager the benefit of the doubt, now all we do is make him richer.

    Also for the first 4 years of Le Grove and I did 6 posts a week, which to be honest were much better. More informative and didn’t kiss the managers arse.

    Glad to have you on board though.

  47. SDE

    Pedro
    “Gambon, Di Caprio in particular is an amazing actor…”

    Reply
    At least,we agree on one topic of interest..

    But you failed to answer my last question I posed to you earlier..!

  48. SDE

    Geoff
    The reason for the negativity is all those years ago we gave the manager the benefit of the doubt, now all we do is make him richer.

    Reply
    & in the process suck the life out of us!!

  49. SDE

    RR
    SDELet’s look forward,not backwards with sentiment..
    ————————————

    Errrr…okay?!But one last before I go.Do you think Ferguson would win a similar number of trophies with the squad Guardiola had?Would Guardiola have won the EPL with the squad Ferguson had last season or be challenging this season even?

    Could you see Guardiola winning the CL with Liverpool’s squad of 2005 bearing in mind they lost to 6th placed chelsea side with a man down for 50mins? (Guadiola’s barcelona never beat chelsea without a sending off)’till tomorrow

    Reply
    Problem with you is , it’s if”s,but’s & hypothetical scenarios..

    The fact remains..sounding like a tired record..

    Pepe’s record: 13 trophies out of 16 trophies..b/w 2008-2012..Let’s not forget 2CL Titles in 2 years out of a 3 year period..20008/9-2010/11

    Wenger’s Record_2006-2012- zilch,zero,nothing record

    Not hard to comprehend really…

  50. SalParadiseNYC

    PEP is massive, walking on that lot into either a sabbatical or job to reveal itself soon is pretty bold, turning back on the “greatest ever” title cannot be easy. Hopefully he turns up for a challenge somewhere interesting as he elevates the game, would be a shame to not have him in it.

  51. SDE

    Breaking news..Vela is going to fight wenger toe-2-toe,to ensure that he does not remain at Arsenal…

    LOL

    The foot soldiers jumping the sinking ship 1 by 1…
    What does that say about the man(wenger) steering the ship?

    Contrast that with the press conference today with Guardiola& his foot soldiers in attendance..

    Looking sad& remorseful that their glorious leader-Pepe is leaving…Unprecedented..

    Oh my..sigh!!!

  52. SDE

    SalParadise NYC
    PEP is massive, walking on that lot into either a sabbatical or job to reveal itself soon is pretty bold, turning back on the “greatest ever” title cannot be easy.

    Reply
    It shows great leadership!!Knowing when your time is done!!

  53. SDE

    Adam Bucci
    “an interesting french magazine coverhttp://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o496/eepp19/04262012/002147c3.jpg”

    Reply
    They omitted Departs-Arsene Wenger -Destination-Oblivion..!!

  54. Cesc Appeal

    I think with Wenger as well it’s the fear that someone is going to come in and do a much better job than him. If he had to sit on a Sky Sports panel and discuss ‘Arsenal’s title charge’ or the sudden success at the club under the new manager can you hear him saying anything positive or complementary about the new guy or his methods?
    Or can you imagine him trying to slyly say he laid the groundwork for it with his business model and youth development.
    It’s his comfortability in the job, large wages and the esteem he is held in by the directors and amazingly still some of the fans, the fact that it’s his show, the complete lack of pressure and goals and finally the fear of someone new showing him up.
    I really fear Wenger is going to stick around for years yet, so get use to this. Fourth and nothing else, no big signings, losing big players, zero ambition , massive profits and blatant lies to the fans.

  55. SDE

    Cesc Appeal

    I agree with your post..
    That’s why Usmanov,needs to be the man to take over& overhaul the management structure

  56. Kushagra India

    I don’t think the Ronaldinho’s Barca would live with barca of the last 3 years. In saying that Yaya is an improvement on Busquets, a player they could have done with against chelsea.
    ————————
    Busquets is technically and tactically much more advanced than Yaya…..Pep knows…

  57. Bergkamp63

    Geoff,

    I really fear Wenger is going to stick around for years yet, so get use to this. Fourth and nothing else, no big signings, losing big players, zero ambition , massive profits and blatant lies to the fans.

    So some progress there then !!

    Sorry Sado hill Wood !!

  58. Kushagra India

    If I was reincarnated as a player I would like to be like Busquets —-Vicente Del Bosque ,Pep Guardiola

    BPL fans take physicality a bit too seriously .Its important but not the be all and end all of everything……

  59. Geoff

    Bergkamp63, I said on here years ago that Wenger would go when he and only he wants to go, it’s like it’s his own club, if he doesn’t spend big next term he will destroy his own legacy, if he hasn’t already.

    Who the fuck was he before he came to Arsenal? No one, we made him.

  60. Ichiban

    I had a dream that Usmanov bought out Stan Kroenke and demanded he wanted Guardiola to replace Wenger. Guardiola came to Arsenal, and Messi said he had to follow Guardiola

  61. kwik fit

    A Top 4 finish with the squad we have is quite an achievement you know.
    The real problem is not seeing how weak our squad really is and failing to spend the required monies to make that difference.

  62. BillikenGooner

    There would be some poetic justice to Pep coming to Arsenal and winning a loaf of trophies with us, especially after Cesc only had a year with him there and they didn’t win the league or CL.

    However, that is too much of a fantasy world to really happen.

  63. JOPPAAAAAAAA

    Do you remember when you used to turn on your SEGA Mega Drive (only thing many of you on here have ever turned on) and it would say……………..

    SEEEEEEEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  64. SDE

    Bergkamp63

    Geoff, I said on here years ago that Wenger would go when he and only he wants to go, it’s like it’s his own club, if he doesn’t spend big next term he will destroy his own legacy, if he hasn’t already.

    Who the fuck was he before he came to Arsenal? No one, we made him.

    Reply
    So let’s get rid of him!!

    Fans should now focus their discontent on Kroenke..
    And their support for a Usmanov buyout..

  65. Cesc Appeal

    Henry’s banging on now about it’d be a dream come true to manage Arsenal. It’s sent a lot of Arsenal fans whooping in the DM columns. But it scares me stupid. Can see a couple of seasons from now Henry replacing Wenger’s new puppet number two after Pat Rice learning to do things the ‘Wenger way’, Wenger moving to the board where he can continue to run the club and installing Henry as manager.
    Don’t want that, Henry is a club legend but it would be beyond low for Wenger to use him as a pawn in order to win over fans who are starting to turn against him.
    Arsenal fans would confuse their loyalty to the club and love for Thierry and end up sucking up another decade of this rubbish with Wenger pulling the strings as a director.
    We really are at a crucial point in the clubs history, either we carry on as we are, profit, profit, profit, buy young, sell high and invest next to nothing. Poor commercial deals, no ambition on or off the pitch. Average players on above average contracts.
    Or we twist. We take a chance on something new, someone new, new people in different positions all over the club. Owner (majority holder), CEO, Manager, Playing Staff, Coaching Staff. Keep what we see as good cogs in the machine and where some cogs are old and not running as smoothly as the use to replace them with bright new shiny ones.
    And it should be our choice, Arsenal FC should listen to the fans voice, not what they think is best for us and the club. You were not elected to this position, you are their by our good graces and only stay in those graces as long as you please us. The second you fall out of them you should fall on your sword and allow a new era to take hold. Empires rise, empires fall, sunrise, sunset, it’s life, and no one has been able to cheat it yet. Far better men have tried Arsene

  66. goonerboy

    So Gardiola goes-is he that important? What matters to Barca-is are they all fit and is Messi fresh? What we saw the other night is a half fit tired Messi-and the rest of them played like Arsenal not Barcelona. If Chelsea had faced the Barca we played last year they would have been blown away-because they pressed and won the ball back like no other team could on the planet.
    Barca don’t play with too many tactics-its more about does their system work or not.
    Gardiola might be the right man-because he is intelligent and dignified but he is not the right manager for this Arsenal not now or ever.

    This Arsenal currently has the perfect manager for this spendthrift cautious unambitious Board-and thats why there will be no new trophies won under the current regime and no change of manager until the owner decides to bugger off with his pile and invest else where.

    This Arsenal team is crying out for a defensive organiser, a tactician and someone who will reset the objectives at all levels to win- not just take part and run round in circles all day. We need a top head coach with up to date coaching methods. Arsenal also need a manager not a players friend or a director more concerned with making a profit by selling his best players each year and mugging off the fans with false promises of new players.
    What we need most of all is a top player investment strategy-5 top players is right-and success will not be instantaneous.
    Thats a manager with his own team of coaches-Benitez for example?

  67. SDE

    Kwik Fit
    The real problem is not seeing how weak our squad really is and failing to spend the required monies to make that difference.

    Reply
    Well if you saw our bench vs the Chelsea bench last week..& people are thinking this season is an improvement..& just a couple of signings next season ,will turn us into title contenders..

    Is far beyond funny..far,far beyond a circus act, with a circus act coming into town with Pepe/Fergie as the circus Master orchestrating a bunch if inept circus clowns!!

  68. goondawg

    Off the pitch, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has spoken again of a desire to increase his stake in Arsenal’s parent company.

    At present, Usmanov – whose Red & White Holdings group are the second largest shareholder at just under 30% – does not have a seat on the board, unlike majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, who completed a takeover last year.

    Wenger believes any behind-the-scenes changes should not have an impact on the day-to-day running of the squad.

    “I always think it is important in a big club that everybody does his job. I have zero shares so I cannot sell him anything. For the rest I don’t want to be involved in that,” the Arsenal manager said.

    “That [a seat on the board] is a decision which has to be made by the board, who is represented there.

    “Why not? As long as we have the freedom to decide on the sporting side, I have not to decide what is going on with the board.”

  69. SDE

    goonerboy
    Thats a manager with his own team of coaches-Benitez for example?

    Reply
    Gooner,you will hitting all the right notes,until you mentioned benitez…

    Nooooo…..Noooooo…Nooooo…
    Benitez is,or was a cup magician,but he’s lost some of his sparkle..
    Anyway his management style,will not be conducive to the running of Arsenal..

    We must look at the upcoming managers,that are setting trends..That are trailblazing..Breaking all records before them albeit in a positive way…

    Pepe is the man..Why..?

    1)We play a similar style of football to Barca,just without the end product& the quality type squad..

    2)Financially we are a well run club & in the top 10 of financially wealthy clubs..
    As wenger& gazidis like to remind us on a yearly basis..

    3)We don’t have a history of hiring& firing managers willy-nilly on average..We usually are in for the long-term with managers that we recruit..
    Surely this would have a bearing on his thoughts of coming to the emirates..

    4)Non-interference on the sporting side..Pepe will have complete autonomy in that respect,similar to Barca!!

    4)Our european record is not the envy of the big-clubs around the world..He will have the opportunity to address that..At least to prove to critics,that his succcess at Barca was no flash in the pan

    5)He is not financially motivated,it’s about legacy for Pepe..
    Besides Pepe was on £9 million + vs wenger’s £7million..
    Even if he were,an extra £2-4 million in wages,is not going to break the bank, for BoD to get him..If so,just remove the dross from the books to subside Pepe’s wages,is a start!!

    It’s the ROI,that will come from Pepe’s arrival& subsequent success,both on& off the pitch.
    More so,than what we are generating now under wenger!!

  70. Ice

    Want a bit of gossip?

    Word is from Hale End, LC and beyond that Wenger walks in 3 weeks

    Happy days

    Rejoice!

    BTW take that f”"”"”"r Song with you

    BTW Gambon discuss…..

  71. BacaryisGod

    I really think Arsene (and I’m one of his least fierce critics on here) should just keep quiet about the RVP situation. He ended up with egg all over his face as far as Nasri went last season and it’s best to not make firm announcements about not selling RVP when we all know that it makes absolutely no sense to hold on to a player with a year left on his contract if a team is willing to pay 25-30 million for him. However, in RVP’s case it might be a little different. First, we will be entering into a new phase of marketing potential in the next couple of years with expiring deals coming up for renewal and it may just allow us to compete for the upper-tier players. Second, RVP will be coming up to 30 at the end of his contract. Does he really want to start over at a new club and establish himself as the leader?

    In this one case, I’m not convinced that calling his bluff wouldn’t be such a bad idea. From the sounds of it, if he renewed this year it would mean that his pay for next season would increase by 7.5 million (2.5 million at 50k more per week and 5 million signing bonus. If he walks away next year, he’s already got 7.5 million to catch up.

    Because of his age, it’s actually Arsenal who hold the cards. I also think RVP won’t be the emotional drag on the team that Cesc was if he does stay the final year. Podolski just had a great season and he was in his final year. No matter where he might go, he’ll want to impress next year for a new bumper contract.

  72. follow the money

    Johnny Depp could have been a great actor. Still could, I suppose. But he’s blowing any chance at being one by going all in with that goofball Tim Burton and his “let’s dress up Johnny in goofy clothes, give him lots of makeup and make him talk funny” philosophy of movie-making. Seriously, that guy has become the most boring and predictable filmmaker working today. Depp should get the hell away from him and do some challenging films or he’ll go down in film history as someone who could have been great but in the end was just another well paid clown.

  73. Ice

    No it’s 8 million a year actually and he’s being persuaded to jog on in the nicest possible way ha ha

    Song and Djourou exit side left, say hello to la liga division 2 if ur lucky

    Ramsey sorry son but you are clearly lame, Rosicky too much white powder kills an athlete, Gibbs too lightweight, Walcott flawed pro, the rest of you are OK….

    BTW Gambon is a tool

  74. SDE

    Ice
    Want a bit of gossip?Word is from Hale End, LC and beyond that Wenger walks in 3 weeksHappy daysRejoice!

    BTW take that f””””””r Song with you
    BTW Gambon discuss…..

    Reply
    Ice,firstly it will only be good news if he walks..& is not invited upstairs into the boardroom..

    Secondly,if there is a takeover by usmanov & thus pulls out the boat to get guardiola in..

    Some people will question if that scenario occurs,what happens in b/w..?

    This might sound irresponsible& kamikaze,but get a caretaker manager(a la Hiddink) in to hold the fort,until Pepe arrives,if we can secure him with some cast-iron guarantees..

  75. David

    Radio

    Come off it. We’re talking about a guy that captained his team to a world cup final (Van Bronckhorst)

    He’ll struggle to get in because he’s 37.

    Anyways the point is that yes Pep has been lucky with amazing talent but if he were to come to Arsenal how much of that talent do you think would follow through with him!?

    He knows all of the La Masia potentials and ofcoarse we know he is not afraid to spend the dosh.

    The only difference i see that we would become more Spanish than French and that with Pep is that he obviously puts the pressure on himself to succeed.

    Where is the said pressure with Wenger!?

  76. follow the money

    I agree that we should get M’Vila no matter what he costs. Despite the few positives to come out of this season–sans the first games– our defence is still a disaster. We need M’Vila AND either Vertonghen or N’Koulou

  77. Satz

    I do not think agree with every decision Arsene makes but to say that the trophies that Arsenal had won under Wenger were not down to him is even worse than some of Arsene’s excuses.We aint doing well and Wenger is responsible but when we were winning trophies that wasn’t cause of him.Utter non-sense Gambon.Just cause you hate the guy does not mean you reach a level of insanity yourself by stating something woeful as you have.

  78. arsenal1886-2006

    Gunners boss Arsene Wenger stated in March that the 28-year-old would not be leaving and on Friday he reiterated his desire to keep him.
    “I am confident [he will stay] for two reasons,” said Wenger. “First of all I want to convince him to stay here and to extend his contract.
    “Secondly he is not free at the end of this season – he has one year of his contract left anyway.”

    Bye Bye Robin.

  79. Satz

    Your Comment Here

    I do not agree with every decision Arsene makes but to say that the trophies that Arsenal had won under Wenger were not down to him is even worse than some of Arsene’s excuses.We aint doing well and Wenger is responsible but when we were winning trophies that wasn’t cause of him?Utter non-sense Gambon.Just cause you hate the guy does not mean you reach a level of insanity yourself by stating something woeful as you have.

  80. SDE

    BacaryisGod

    “First, we will be entering into a new phase of marketing potential in the next couple of years with expiring deals coming up for renewal and it may just allow us to compete for the upper-tier players. Second, RVP will be coming up to 30 at the end of his contract. Does he really want to start over at a new club and establish himself as the leader?”

    Reply
    Forget about contract renewals & all..
    The money will be banked by the board,with no significant reinvestment into the team.
    More so with Kroenke&PHW as a figurehead at the helm..

    As for RVP,at this stage of his career..I think it would be trophies& ambition,that would be his motivation to move..

    If he decides to stay,more family considerations& sentiment for Arsenal..

    But over the long-haul…forget about the renewal of commercial & sponsorship contracts that will allow us to compete for upper-tier players..

    This BoD,have demonstrated over the past few years where their loyalties truly lie..
    It’s all about the bottom line..Not about trophies..

    What they’ve successfully done,is to dumb-down expectations in terms of winning trophies& make you believe that 4th is a trophy to be proud of..

    What next…?

    The fact you had gazidis coming out this year,telling us that they’ve budgeted for finishing out of a top 4 place..tells you where their priorities reside.. says it all really!!

    PS
    Can you imagine a chief exec of a so-called club like man utd,chelsea,real,barca,bayern saying we’ve budgeted for 5th!!
    Whilst shouting from the rooftops,”that we don’t buy superstars,we make them” & “we are a big club”,whilst selling our 2 superstars(cesc&nasri) within a week,or so…

    It’s a joke of seismic proportions..

  81. BacaryisGod

    Things will be very simple this summer.

    -We’ll renew RVP and Theo, extend Song and add Podolski, M’Vila and a back-up experienced keeper (maybe a new bid for Schwarzer?) for the departing Fabianski.

    I would like to think we would add an experienced back-up for Sagna while Jenkinson matures, but more likely Arsene will keep Coquelin and Koscielny as emergency RB back-ups in case of a double injury. I still don’t think we would be wise to select Jenkinson for a key match at this stage of his career.

    Squillaci out, Bartley in as #5 CB.
    Almunia out, Marinez in as #3 GK
    Arshavin out, Miyaichi in as #4 wide option (after Theo, Gervinho, Ox)
    Frimpong out on loan, Benny will not return.
    Vela, Denilson definitely gone.

    One of Bendtner, Chamakh and Park will stay. One feature of the last few years is that Arsene has liked to have a big man option to turn to at the end of games (Adebayor, Bendtner, Chamakh) for a Plan B attack or to help defend a lead at set pieces. Heaven forbid Chamakh will get another chance after this year, so maybe NB52 will mend the fences he’s been tearing down. To me, on talent alone, he’s a solid option.

    The guy we should have got was Zamora, not least because he torments us every time we play his team, but maybe he needed to be the main man for a lower side rather than an Arsenal bench option.

    I would be very happy if we ended up with the following:

    Szczesny, Schwarzer, Martinez
    Sagna, Jenks, Gibbs, Santos, TV, Kos, Mert, Djourou, Bartley
    Song, M’Vila, Coquelin, Wilshere, Diaby, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey
    RVP, Podolski, Bendtner, Gervinho, Theo, Ox, Miyaichi

    That squad is a nailed on certainty for Top 3 and could challenge for the title with the right breaks.

  82. arsenal1886-2006

    I reckon that if Robin believed the stories about incoming players then he would have already signed a new contract . This is groundhog time again, he tried it with Cesc and Samir and they called his bluff, or it could be that Robin wants to see if we qualify for the CL. My betting is that it is the not believing the stories that are peddled each year about quality signings.

  83. SDE

    Ice
    I mentioned yesterday about song’s flaws..

    I forgot to mention how much of the 43 goals we have leaked in the EPL,are down to him,cos of the huge gaps he has created in the defence..

    Due to his brainless rampaging forward runs-in attempting to make hollywood passes to RVP,or whatever crap he gets up to..

    I don’t rate Obi Mikel @ Chelsea,but surely he does a better job than Song,to talk less of Delap&Cattermole @ Sunderland..

  84. SDE

    arsenal1886-2006
    “I reckon that if Robin believed the stories about incoming players then he would have already signed a new contract . This is groundhog time again, he tried it with Cesc and Samir and they called his bluff, or it could be that Robin wants to see if we qualify for the CL. My betting is that it is the not believing the stories that are peddled each year about quality signings.”

    Reply
    Whichever way,the BoD want there pound of flesh…
    So that means,a player sale(s) that generates £30-50 million per season..

    RVP-is that sacrificial lamb..?& one other,or a few others..

    It’s about time fans stop thinking with their hearts,especially AKB’s & start trying to understand the mentality of the BoD.

  85. Lurch LeRouge

    A Saudi couple, Ahmed and Layla, preparing for their wedding, meet with their Mullah for counseling.

    The Mullah asks if they have any last questions before they leave.

    Ahmed asks, ‘We realise it’s tradition in Islam for men to dance with men, and women to dance with women but, at our wedding reception, we’d like your permission to dance together.’

    ‘Absolutely not,’ says the Mullah. ‘It’s immoral. Men and women always dance separately.’

    ‘So, after the ceremony, I can’t even dance with my own wife?’

    ‘No,’ answered the Mullah, ‘It’s forbidden in Islam.’

    ‘Well, okay,’ says Ahmed, ‘What about sex? Can we finally have sex?’

    ‘Of course!’ replies the Mullah, ‘Allahu Akbar!(GOD is great) Sex is OK within marriage, to have children!’

    ‘What about different positions?’ asks the man.

    ‘Allahu Akbar! Mafi Mushkila (no problem),’ says the Mullah.

    ‘Woman on top?’ Ahmed asks.

    ‘Sure,’ says the Mullah.’Allahu Akbar. Go for it!’

    ‘Doggy style?’

    ‘Sure! Allahu Akbar!’

    ‘On the kitchen table?’

    ‘Yes, yes! Allahu Akbar!’

    ‘Can I do it with all my four wives together on rubber sheets with a bottle of hot oil, a couple of vibrators, leather harnesses, a bucket of honey and a porno video?’

    ‘You may indeed.. Allahu Akbar!’

    ‘Can we do it standing up?’

    ‘No, absolutely not!’ says the Mullah.’

    ‘Why not?’ asks the man.

    ‘Because that could lead to dancing!’

  86. SDE

    LurchLeRouge

    I should not have laughed..but my sides were splitting

    I hope you’re not an AKB by chance..?
    ‘Cos you’re in my fav lists-if you’re not an AKB!!

  87. Cesc Appeal

    instead of AKN how about:
    W-enger’s A-wesome N-o one K-an E-ver -R-eplace
    or WANKER’s??? Had to make the K fit but i rekon i get away with it

  88. goondawg

    arsenal1886-2006

    I just read somewhere, RVP is planning on delaying until after Euros, contrary to what Wenger ideally said he would like to tie things up before Euros. It’s definitely a matter of many factors including will Wenger invest first into the squad so that t he will surrounded by more than inferior quality this time round, making it into champions league first of all. The players will know if they want RVP to stick around next year, they better win all 3 games.

  89. Radio Raheem

    David

    Come off it. We’re talking about a guy that captained his team to a world cup final (Van Bronckhorst) He’ll struggle to get in because he’s 37.
    ———————————-

    Mate it’s okay I get it. You rate him quite highly. I just don’t rate him as highly as you do.

    He was never world class. He couldn’t start in midfield for barca so did a job at fullback. At his peak he’ll still play second fiddle to Abidal. That he captained his country does not make him a great player just like it doesn’t make Ju world beater either. He was a good pro and one you could depend on.

  90. goondawg

    Fuck me, now Mancini has gone and announced (again) his love-in interest with Hazard, declarinng his growing interest and admiration of the Belgian’s skills and technical ability. So that’s Manure, chavs, spuds and now the sheiks. I admit, I did have the teeniest shred of hope that he would be a gooner (francophone, Vermaelens buddy, Hazard said ages ago his interest in Arse and he likes Arsene’s playing style) but now the chances must be 0.0000000000000000000001%

  91. Cesc Appeal

    goondawg its especially horrid for Arsenal fans who’ve been banging on about him for a couple of years now

  92. SDE

    RR
    He was never world class. He couldn’t start in midfield for barca so did a job at fullback. At his peak he’ll still play second fiddle to Abidal.

    Reply
    & what would you say about Mascherano a DM,forced to play CB?

  93. goondawg

    Cesc Appeal – it’s going to be even more horrid when he goes and wins titles for his respective team and we have to watch Denilson plodding about on the pitch..

  94. arsenal1886-2006

    Goondawg.

    Apart from the AKB’s I don’t think anybody really expected us to splash the cash on him. Hazard is a talented player who is highly ambitious, he really wouldn’t fit in with us.

  95. Cesc Appeal

    goondawg tell me about it, im bored of being an Arsenal supporter in the transfer windows.
    If your a Chelsea fan, or United, City, Liverpool, hell even Spurs or Newcastle you might expect to be surprised. To turn on the TV in the morning and go ‘fukin hell! We signed him!’ Whereas for a gooner its more like:
    ‘Oh fukin hell! I cant believe we’ve signed him!’ Or:
    ‘I can’t believe we’ve sold him!’
    New manager, new owner, new board, anything less is an unsuccessful summer

  96. goondawg

    Cesc Appeal – It’s stooped down to the level that we’ve become accustomed to Wenger’s cheapness and ability to sign nobodies. And every transfer window that goes by, is an opportunity lost trophy-wise. We can harp on about how the squad is a few players short of quality, but if we don’t go in for players like Hazard instead of settling for Gerboue we will never win a trophy and will just have to battle for champions league places. Couldn’t win a trophy with Fabregas and Nasri, doubt we’ll have luck with an ageing Rosicky and Arteta + crockiaby.. Who knows if Wilshere can ever retain his form for us and continue development or just stutter and falter like Ramsey? But they’re babies all things considered, not men likely to win trophies by the bucket

  97. goondawg

    I know it’s depressing when you look at your payslip and you see how much tax you are paying, but just remember, you’re paying for roads, bridges, hospitals, and an army to keep the nation free.

    Unfortunately that nation is Afghanistan.

  98. Cesc Appeal

    goondawg, ive given up even hoping under Wenger. I can see a repeat of last year Podolski in early (like Gervinho), protracted negotiations with RVP that result in us selling him in August. That’ll be it.
    M’Vila….dreaming…..Hazard…..dreaming…..Gotze…..dreaming……even Vertonghen dreaming…..we have no chance of Wenger buying what we need/want. Under him and Gazidis/Kroenke this is where we are, end of.
    Literally our only saviour is Alisher Usmanov

  99. Gunner2301

    Joppa

    I’m with you forget the monkey we need to go for the organ grinder and bring Usmanov in. Change will not happen unless there is a change in ownership. Wenger the board Kroenke are all about self interest and doing each others bidding to the detriment of the Club.

    Those who think Wenger will do an about turn, you’re living in a pipe dream. Just like how we have waited for Diaby and Walcott to come good, it would be the same situation waiting for Wenger to come good and we’re already at a point where he;s fucked up and we’re saying oh give him more time he’ll come good, he’ll change, he’ll do the right thing. No he won’t. Why should he? He’s got everything how he wants it and the fans are just a minor irritation.

    SDE

    I think you’re insulting Lurch there.

    Pep

    Good luck great manager. Would be wasted at Arsenal in it’s current form go somewhere else and come to us when we have a new owner. You know it makes sense.

    I think if we started holding Usmanov banners up outside the ground it might signal to him that he needs to push for a takeover. i don’t think he knows the number of fans who would support him over Kroenke. We need to think big.

  100. El Tel

    Dont blame the BoD for our demise there is only one person to blame and thats OGL.

    If He wanted to spendd big He would have power over the BoD as other Clubs have supposedly been after his services therefore He has us over a barrel.

    He could tell the BoD to fuck themselves and clear off to many Clubs but NO He stays with us and helps the BoD save the dosh.

    Wenger is the problem no doubt about it.

    The Manager I would like to see us go for would be Klopp. The German style of football is not as alien to English football as the Spanish and Italian Leagues and He looks the business at the moment.

    Klopp is the way to go.

  101. arsene nose best

    been out the loop yesterday,all this talk of signing this player and that player is total crap,why would any of these players join us,we won’t be in the cl,for starters.

    pep at arsenal is a match made in heaven,he will not be under any sort of pressure to win anything,it will be a bonus to those slags on the board if he managed to tho.

    p.s, our season officially ends today…WENGER KNOWS.