Arsenal: The Sunderland of the CL | Insider rumblings on Wenger departure | Sanchez, the new Gallas

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187 Responses to “Arsenal: The Sunderland of the CL | Insider rumblings on Wenger departure | Sanchez, the new Gallas”

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  1. Up 4 grabs now

    If Wenger does go and they go for a sentimental replacement, let it be PV4 & not TH14.

    Paddy would shake up that dressing room and at least he’s a coach/manager now.
    Unlike Thierry whose Carraghers New best buddy!

  2. Marko

    So now the argument is we’ll go cheap once Wenger is gone? How cheap can we get?

    Also Sampaoli for me. Guy’s working wonders at Sevilla and has all the ingredients we should be looking for in the next manager of Arsenal. Also he’s the only guy who could possibly convince Sanchez to stay

  3. Relieable Sauce

    Every effort should be made to get Bergkamp back in some capacity, and Overmars/Edu/Lauren/Gilberto/Adams – if they’re able to bring something to the table.

    Absolutely no Wengerites though.

  4. gambon


    Too late to keep Sanchez. He’s had enough.

    To be honest he probably knew he made a mistake after the Cup Final against Villa, when he said it wasnt enough to win the cup and finish 3rd….and Wenger and the rest of the squad were celebrating like they’d won the treble.

    I remember hearing Sanchez’ first interview (translated) and feeling sorry for him.

    Wenger had told him all these grand plans……all a complete lie to get him to sign.

  5. WestLondonGoon

    Here’s a litle factoid for you: Arsene Wenger’s salary is larger than our yearly debt repayment on the stadium.

  6. steve

    It’s funny to watch all these pathetic akb wankers like Wellbechio desperately trying to defend Wenger. They have literally zero arguments left.

  7. Marko

    One thing is for sure. We would have a better strike force if Henry was part of the team than we do with Wenger, Primorac, and his bunch of yes men.

    So fucking true. Still waiting for that legitimate world class striker we’ve been meaning to sign since Henry/Van Persie left. Past up on the likes of Griezmann, Dybala and Higuain over the years to settle for the likes of Chamakh, Giroud and trying out Theo as a CF cause well “Arsene knows” as they say.

  8. peanuts&monkeys

    Wenger losing the players was inevitable. Now, is the time to boycott the next home game and send the messag to where it shd go to.

    Ideally, fans shd volunteer and desist the arsenal supporters from getting into emirates in the next home game

  9. gambon


    probably too late.

    You dont get to 15 months left for no reason. He has probably got 1 or 2 options lined up.

    If Allegri came in, reshaped the squad, and offered Alexis lets say £250k pw, I think he would possibly stay.

    But I think you can 99% say Sanchez is playing his last few games for Arsenal.

    And its all Arsene Wengers fault.

    Notice that Wenger is the only manager in world football that earns more than every single one of his players.

    Thats not by chance.

    He’s a dictator, a control freak, and he has a midas complex.

    He will commit suicide once his football career is over,and I couldnt give a fuck about it. Wont shed a tear for the old cunt at all.

  10. peanuts&monkeys

    No, its still not too late. It’s never too late to keep arsenal’s best man for next few seasons.

    Sanchez cannot be sacrificed. We got to stop him from going. Someone pl start an online campaign.

  11. salparadisenyc

    In terms of next manager the club either hires former Arsenal man. Meaning very little experience or goes other direction.

    Who of thought hiring a frenchman from the J league would be a success in 1996 for nearly a decade assembling those sides.

    For me its about keeping the quality players and cutting shot of the dross with zero sentimentality. Is Henry capable of that? Only one way to find out.
    But i’m pretty sure if we brought in a Simeone or Allegri we’d see the backs of a host of players, have a tactically drilled side that doesn’t just go out and express themselves like Keroauc typing on a giant roll of paper. Much by the way of which was shit with the occasional 45 min gem section that he used. Doesnt really work on the pitch.

    Whichever direction club takes it will be exciting, a new dawn we’ve desired.

    If I had my choice it would be Simeone whom everyone says isn’t Arsenal, precisely why I like him. He’d rid the club of Wengerdom in 30 days and make it his own. Replace Sanchez whom is certainly off with a Griezmann whom ironically he signed same summer we did Sanchez. Regardless he’s a winner, been in two of past 3 champions league finals and won la liga against ridiculous opposition.

  12. peanuts&monkeys

    Not just wenger’s fault. It’s the AKBs’ fault as well. Imagining every AKB reading this here to be Arsene Wenger, I would say: go fuck off. Run now before we get your skinny ass and roast it in hot sands.

  13. steve

    A new manager would have a big job on his hands getting rid of all the shit/average players Wenger have infected the squad with like Walcott, Ramsey, Chamberlain, Gibbs, Mustafi, Xhaka, Monreal, Coquelin, Giroud etc.

  14. gambon


    lets not forget Henry said this…

    “I think Giroud is doing extremely well. But can you win the league with him? I wouldn’t think so”

    Wenger on the other hand has defended Giroud over and over and insited he is world class.

    Henry said this….

    “Players need to perform, also. I will single out Mesut Ozil. Against a top four team, that was his eighth game today – zero goals and two assists.
    “That is not enough. Overall, since he has been at Arsenal, he has 14 assists. You look at Cesc Fabregas, he has 16 assists in one season. Players at one point need to perform.”

    Wenger on the other hand has defended Ozil over and over, and even tried to say he just has a style that makes it look like he isnt trying, when really he is. How fucking stupid does he think the fans are?

    Henry said this….

    “I think they need to buy four players – they need that spine. They need a goalkeeper, they still need a centre-back, they still need a holding midfielder and, I’m afraid, they need a top, top quality striker to win this league again.”

    While we have signed absolute garbage in 3 positions (Cech, Mustafi, Xhaka….we have still never signed that CF.

    So its pretty clear that Henry has a better idea about the strength of the team than Wenger. Its pretty clear he has higher standards than Wenger.

    Therefore it certainly wouldnt be a disaster for him to be involved.

  15. peanuts&monkeys

    To all AKBs like this welbechhio, Jens lehmann and whoever else is hiding behind their fossilDad’s ass: fuck off you cunts! You should be roasted with red-hot coals up your asses.

  16. Up 4 grabs now


    Was just thinking, if it’s only Juventus that realistically he might go to. Maybe getting there manager might be a way of stopping him leaving.

    If not allegri who would you like?

  17. Welbecchio


    Sampoili or Simeone won’t come to the PL. They’re already successful Argentinians, who won’t speak a work of English and don’t need to make their name.

    Samps Barca bound and Diego is Italy bound.

  18. gambon



    I think there are lots of good options. All a good age, all who would love to be able to spend £100m per season and £210m on wages.

  19. gambon

    After Bayern were smashed 4-0 agaist Barca in 2009, the manager, Jurgen Kilnsmann said this:

    “We want to be among the four best teams in Europe but we have a lot of improving to do. ”

    Yesterday Wenger said:

    “The referee was terrible, we are well positioned as a club”

    Really shows you how backwards we are as a club.

  20. Welbecchio


    ‘Who of thought hiring a frenchman from the J league would be a success in 1996 for nearly a decade assembling those sides.’

    A successful period in french football did precede that.

  21. Arsene's Nurse

    Don’t forget that Wenger performs more functions at Arsenal than managers do at other clubs – it’s the reason why he’s so well paid. When he leaves the club will have to restructure, so any manager coming in is more than likely to be on less.

    They’re still likely to pay £8m, it’ll just be on more than one person.

  22. salparadisenyc

    Those post match comments were pretty embarrassing, Wenger’s become a denialist. Koz red or not, how does one excuse the capitulation?

    If I caved like that on the job, i’d never be fucking hired again.

    The sick Ozil gets subbed on… wtf is with the mixed messages.

  23. Leedsgunner


    Wenger is an employee who acts like he is an owner.

    See what I did there? I answered your question directly.

    Well, no matter you were unwilling to answer mine. You said more in what you refused to say than what you did say anyway. It was just some points of friendly discussion more than anything.

    Wishing you the best.

  24. Up 4 grabs now


    Yeah there’s plenty of options which always makes me laugh when people say who can replace him!

    Not sold on klopp though, doubt he would leave the bindippers now and something just doesn’t feel right about him. (Miles better than Wenger though)

    Would like allegri or jardim. Still thought we missed a trick when Don Carlo announced his sabbatical. Should have got him signed on a precontract .

  25. Up 4 grabs now


    A successful period in french football did precede that.

    French football was pretty poor nationally since they didn’t qualify for the tournament’s at that time.
    And the French league was mired in corruption.
    French football improved when they held France 98 and won it.

  26. Dissenter

    All this boycott talk is silly.
    Arsenal don’t announce the attendance based on fans that show up for games. It’s announced as fans who PAID to attend the game. It’s purely on gate takings.

    The only way Wenger leaves is if things get more nasty.
    Peanuts, you know what I mean.

    If only Lincoln can pull off the biggest David Vs Goliath upset

  27. Dissenter

    When Fabregas pelted Fergie with pizza, No player from United and Arsenal would talk to the media to disclose the identity of the pizza-thrower. It wasn’t until 2-3 years afterwards that Cashley snitched.

    How come so many are quick to out Sanchez to the media?
    Even baby Walcott can’t help talking to the media.
    It’s about time someone disrupted the mediocre’s peace that existed in the Arsenal graveyard.

  28. steve

    What a pathetic man Wenger is. Pretends that the referee was at fault for Arsenal getting knocked out
    Talk about having having no self awareness.

  29. TOLI83


    Agree on your post, however the biggest crime we have committed is creating a witch hunt against our best player.

    A lot of people jumping on the Sanchez out wagon diverting attention away from Wenger just what he wanted.

    A complete disgrace – Pires is clearly being paid to leak information from the training ground.

    Shocking & mercenary tactics to protect to the Senile old fool in the Emirates towers.

  30. TitsMcGee

    Give Simeone our players and he’d at least be more competitive and certainly would not has lost 10-2.

    Wenger is stuck in his own world. Untenable is right.