Chamberlain should have been with the U21s | Higuain lady works in London | Arsenal / Ivan Q&A

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Transfer stories are the same as yesterday, bar a story from a certain publication trying to fob off a photoshopped image of Fellaini in an Arsenal shirt as real. I know a click isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but when your sole objective is driving revenue from dishonest reporting rather than delivering something of interest to fans… well, it hacks me off. The same site declared later that day we were in advanced talks for Ba…

Anyway, I watched some under 21 games yesterday. I caught the highlights of Italy smashing Israel. Plenty of bad keeping in that game. Plenty of classy looking Italian players as well.

Then I jumped on board Spain vs Germany in the evening. So much talent in the Spanish squad. Alcantara impressive player, Isco looks and absolute superstar and the striker from Benfica whose name alludes me looked handy as well (Rodrigo?). Ginter, of Frieberg started the game at the back. He looked pretty handy playing at centre back, keeping Spain at bay… Kind of. Only a late goal by Madrid’s super sub Morata split the sides (after Ginter moved into midfield)… yet more bad keeping at fault.

What I found I interesting was the depth these sides had. Most players were first team for their clubs. Most were sublimely talented and they all worked really hard for the cause. For me, Chamberlain should have been out there. We’ve a fairly snobby approach to this tournament which is pretty weak considering how bad we are as a nation when it comes to international football.

I can understand dropping a player like Jack when he’s dropped 50 senior games… but not Chamberlain… He’d have benefitted hugely from being the star. Just my opinion of course… I might even have thrown in Gibbs if I was safe in the knowledge he wouldn’t explode into a puff of dust through his mammoth 29 game season.

This evening there’s a Q&A with Ivan Gazidis at the club which I’m hoping to get to. I’m not sure how this one is going to pan out. The questions are prevetted, which gives room for slick answers. The reason the club give is that when the questions are thrown open to the floor, things get pushed in one direction… which is true. You let a group of fans ask questions they haven’t thought about and you’d be amazed at the level of question thrown out. Gazidis does normally take a few unscripted questions, so let’s hope it’s a productive evening… and it’s important to remember that I think only Everton have supporters meetings with the CEO (which, after the fans leaked off the record details, the club cancelled).

I’m sure most of the focus will be around players and who we’re bringing in. I’d imagine he’ll tell us the same things he’s been telling the press… we’ll go big if the right player agrees to join. I did read somewhere that Higuain’s girlfriend works for the BBC in London… which might be a sway over Juventus. We’ll see though… like I’ve said all summer, we’re not selling a finished product, we’re selling a dream. A dream that will come with a lot of cash. But a dream all the same.

Right, not a lot else to report on. Enjoy the day and tune into my Twitter feed this evening for some serious live tweeting. Click follow below to join the party.


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  1. tom

    Player loyalty seems a thing of the past, and to be fair, may not be a virtue. Where does a young player’s best interests truely lay?
    I think great teams are built through consistancy and so good players who are loyal are a real asset. Hard to build when your best are snatched regularly.
    How do you find or instill loyalty or commitment?
    Gettting players young and indoctrinating them is one way.
    Providing a great working environment is another.
    Paying them well is important too, as is showing them positive support when things go bad like injury and loss of form.
    Lastly, and as important as any, is love from the crowd.

    Arsenal try all the above strategies except, sadly in too many cases, the last.

    Still a player will have their heads turned no matter what so you are fucked.

  2. nepGunner

    “However, it is equally stupid to believe Wenger has lesser control with proceedings at the AFC when he is the manager of the team and on £7 Mil a year himself! And with years of parody unfolding every transfer window where he his publicly backed with enough transfer funds only for him to come out with excuses when the window shuts only tells you he refuses to be directed by anyone regarding the “footballing” side of the club”

    Perhaps you should also develop the habit of being more attentive. I clearly said “footballing” side knowing that he is not in full control.

    Furthermore, I agree ppl like IG, wenger et all have to face media and talk up the club & its prospects for various reasons, but why do they have to quantify their transfer capabilities? Why not a simple, we can compete with the elites of European Football now that we are in healthier financial situation than past years. And, if IG can quantify our transfer capabilities, if he can be so bullish, why not declare our transfer target as well and get done with it too?

  3. arsenal-flavour

    TitsMcgee is probably the best person on the site, if he disagrees with someone he argues his point with reason, logical thinking and sane rational, he doesn’t abuse people or hurl cheap insults, I agree with most of what he says he might be some what cynical but his not a wingy moaning bastard about it his just realistic, keep up the good posts! gives me faith in fellow arsenal fans

  4. Nasri's Mouth

    dialsquare: No Man Utd are more popular but not bigger.

    If ManU aren’t bigger than Arsenal, then I’d love to know your definition of bigger

  5. Jeff

    Tits,

    It’s not Arsene but it might as well be for all the sense he makes when the real one is in front of a microphone.

  6. Hitman

    The buck stops with Gazidis.

    He needs to stop briefing against Wenger. He needs to start acting like a CEO.

    If Wenger wont spend, set him an ultimatum. Buy proper quality or else! Wenger in a very weak position as final year of his contract. make it clear to Arsene that is he messes up this summer there will be no contract extension. Or even the sack and get someone who will spend wisely.

    Gazidis is the one who needs to make the big call. The cards are in his favour. The money is available. If Wenger wont spent , Gazidis needs to get rid. We cant carry on same old same old cheap and nasty signings. Last 7 years show that doesn’t work.

    The ball is in Ivan’s court. He needs to stop hiding behind Arsene’s skirt.

    But Ivan is a wimp and ineffectual CEO. He may be smooth talking but no substance. I don’t think he has the courage to make the big call.

  7. arsenal-flavour

    the best players go where they can to win trophies the best teams pay the best wages as a by product of this success its paying the players more as a reward for success and to keep getting the elite level of quality players its a completely fair system!

    People go on about player loyalty to their club? in life you only really have loyalty to yourself your family and your closest friends? are players evil greedy monsters when they want better wages and want a club with more trophies? no their rationale logical and even wise to do so! thats life guys football is a sport sport is a competition players are competitive in nature, the only reasons in the past why players stuck with their club wasn’t out of loyalty it was out of safety! if globalization was around then in those days then players would not of been so “loyal”

  8. Nasri's Mouth

    Impossible to know what’s happening between Wenger and Gazidis behind closed doors. It’s possible Wenger’s been given an ultimatum from IG, or it’s possible he’s getting a shoulder massage instead. We certainly wont get told which it is though

  9. tom

    Nepgunner,
    The clubs recent statements of intent have been different in tone and specifity than those made in previous summers.
    We think we know the reasons why.
    Partly they are letting the football world know things have changed and they are in the market seriously this year. Agents, players and rivals are on notice that Arsenal intend to be competitive.
    Also they are adressing the fans. Trying to reassure after a difficult season. Traditionally AFC are very secretive about business but this season things got hot so PR steps in.
    I disagree that we should be naming our targets. Nothing to be gained and foolish if we fail to land them.
    Being bullish in attitude is fine, if we back it up.

  10. arsenal-flavour

    Man united are the second richest club in the world… and have the biggest fan base have the most amount of trophies in the Epl

    they have always been bigger then arsenal! Thats why I love Arsenal we were up their but still underdogs and being raised on gillespie road next to the old stadium helped, alot of mates supported Manchcester From day one I called them Glory hunters I love plucky cocky Arsenal the underdogs with fight and ambition the Arsenal today doesn’t have the same vibe tbh, hopefully we can get it back… tho I fear not with WEnger in charge

  11. Evan

    1. Arsenal sign youngster(s), undisclosed fee(s)
    2. Arsenal train youngster, promise first team football and sells Wengers vision
    3. Player grows up and realises we win fuck all, meets fellow professionals on International duty and starts to get seduced by new clubs
    4. Speaks to the media about wanting to win trophies and club matching own ambition
    5. Wenger demands loyalty and makes individual Captain
    6. Arsenal sell Superstar qualidee for sporting reasons
    7. Season ticket renewals, Arsenal “We have money to spend” big names mentioned, we will re-invest the money
    8. Summer Ends, nothing changes, we tried but couldn’t find the quality Le Grove uproar and AKB’s satisfied

  12. Nasri's Mouth

    @Dialsquare

    definition of ‘biggest’ please. Can’t wait to hear this one

    (I’ll put it next to your definition of ‘shit’ in relation to David Seaman)

  13. tom

    It’s a value judgement a player has to make.
    Will he be happier taking the money and moving or staying and though perhaps earning less enjoying stability for his family and earning a rapport with the crowd.
    There are arguments for both options.

  14. tom

    In the current climate, if you could hold 22 good players together for more than three seasons, you could probably win it all.
    So hard to build group understanding in a short period.

  15. Phallusaurus

    Evening gentlemen. What time does the AST love in start and is Pedders updating as it goes along again?

  16. Kushagra

    Ivan “he has always had money available to spend,and AW has done outstanding job keeping us in mix on limited budget”
    Money available & tight budget eh?
    Some bloggers pick the former & some the latter..

  17. Hitman

    ‘Shoulder massage’ haha

    Probably nearer the truth NM.

    MU way off the scale in terms of big.
    But before Fergie & the Premier League 1993 (only 20 years ago)
    AFC 10 Titles
    MU 7

    So not the most successful until the last 2 decades

  18. nepGunner

    @Keyser

    If you had paid attention, you would hv known that 20 comments ago! My point was don’t label ppl stupid if they have different opinions to yours in a subject that you have no concrete grip/information on. Eventhough we hv diff opinions, we all want the good of AFC at our heart so ev1 has the right to their opinion, esp if they feel something/someone is slowing down the achievable progresses at the club with unnecessary dithering and stubbornness.

  19. Nasri's Mouth

    @CowleyGooner

    And apparently potential signings not bothered by it either, which is interesting

  20. reality check

    1. Arsenal

    Dialsquare. Go on my son!!

    Turned trolling into an art form

    Get facking stuck in the caants!!

    Lol

  21. TitsMcgee

    “If you had paid attention, you would hv known that 20 comments ago!”

    He’s pulling his “what are you talking about”….”what’s your point?” routine when he knows what it is he’s just dancing around it.

  22. tom

    True. United consolidated their position under Ferguson, but were always massive.
    Certainly bigger than AFC since Busby babes and Munich.

  23. kwik fit

    ‘Only today Bastian Schweinsteiger said Arsenal were the only Club that has scared him most this season, we must be doing something right?” IG

  24. Keyser

    nepGunner – No mate, if you’d bothered reading what I wrote you wouldn’t have taken offence to begin with.

  25. Marko

    Yeah Tom as long as they don’t play in any qualifiers they can play in the champions league. No actual date on when they can play in it

  26. Keyser

    TitsMcGee – Lol, like your ‘I don’t understand, you’re confusing me, stop it, stop changing the goalposts’ routine.

  27. nepGunner

    Tom,

    On the contrary, don’t you think trumpeting we can pay 25M fee & 200K plus wages will encourage clubs selling to us and players coming to us intentionally raise their asking price & wage demands now? How does that help us esp knowing the frugal ways of Wenger (who dithers almost as he breathes & haggles for pennies) and who likes to deal as secretly akin to CIA or MI5?

  28. Marko

    What? I was wondering what Tom was on about. Yeah I meant they can play in the qualifiers/champions league group stage as long as they don’t play for any other team. I thought I was clearer. My bad

  29. Cesc Appeal

    dial

    United are the biggest club in the country, and one of the biggest in the world.

    Not even open for debate.

  30. Cowleygooner

    NM

    Still means we’re reliant on AW to make the right call on players even without financial restrictions. That’s dangerous ground we’re on my friend??

  31. arsenal-flavour

    I can see Higuain coming to Arsenal for the simple fact his been treated like shit by the Real Madrid management staff for years… I think he knows if he comes to Arsenal he will be the superstar but also that pressure is not as intense as say going to Juventus who are expected to win titles of the bat, his 25 still young so its not a huge gamble and the guy is craving first team football his been starved for it for years.. Arsenal is his best choice for that and physcologial reasons, if he was to go to Juventus and have a bad season he could be sold like that, with wengers history of keeping players around and giving them multiple chances.. Higuain will be aware of, also his misses works in London. . also his competition at Juventus will be more intense at Arsenal he just has giroud, not counting winger walcott and pdolski

    at juventus he’d have vudic whose underrated and Giovinco whose a crazily skilled dribbler

  32. Nasri's Mouth

    @Cowleygooner

    Despite his obvious faults Wenger has always done well with what he has. So it’s hard to get rid of a manager that has a history of never under-performing. I can understand why they want to keep him as long as they think they can now get him to spend

  33. Nasri's Mouth

    @Dialsquare

    ManU are a bigger club than Arsenal in the same way you’re a bigger pillock for constantly trying to deny it

  34. Keyser

    CowleyGooner – “Still means we’re reliant on AW to make the right call on players even without financial restrictions. That’s dangerous ground we’re on my friend??”

    This is pretty much the point, we’ve built two quality teams since we’ve moved to the Emirates, it’s been keeping them together than’s been an actual problem.

  35. TitsMcgee

    TitsMcGee – Lol, like your ‘I don’t understand, you’re confusing me, stop it, stop changing the goalposts’ routine

    Name-calling.

    Excuse-making

    Bitterness.

    Condescending tone.

    Playing semantics.

    Changing topics.

    You bullied the younger boys in school didn’t you?

  36. Nasri's Mouth

    Suggestion from IG at the Q&A that the reason we haven’t signed anyone big yet is that the selling clubs are or have been managerless. That might make some of the headlines, but I’d like to see it live, see if it could be interpreted differently

  37. Arsenal 1886-2006

    “LeGrove: Ivan just said we haven’t signed players because we’re targeting players at managerless clubs”.
    ——————————————————————————–

    Just about to google french league 2 clubs to see who has just got the sack.

  38. Nasri's Mouth

    @dialsquare

    Richer, more successful, bigger fanbase, bigger stadium, more expensive squad

    Again, what’s your definition of bigger ?

  39. Cowleygooner

    Would love to see Wenger spend big money on WC players and piss all over Mou, Moyes and Pelli,s parade.

    The pessimist in me just wont allow me to believe its going to happen though.

    I guess we.ll all know in the next couple of weeks.

  40. Boozy

    Biggest myth in football- man united have the largest supporters.

    Manure twitter – 200000 followers
    ARSENAL twitter – 2000000 followers

    I really don’t need twitter to support my point, but it helps anyway.

  41. nepGunner

    @Keyser

    How do you perceive the word “stupidity” if associated with your opinion mate? I believe Wenger totally controls the footballing aspect of the club and doesn’t give a rat’s ass what Ivan, the Board or we supporters think needs to be done. But that’s my opinion. If you had a diff opinion to mine, it won’t be your stupidity, it will just be your opinion, esp when both of don’t know concretely if either opinions are true or not. Its not like one has mistaken the chimney for a space shuttle.

  42. kwik fit

    Piers Morgan ‏@piersmorgan 35s
    No, I don’t claim to ‘speak for all Arsenal fans’ – I only speak for the ones, like me, who actually want us to win trophies.

  43. Paddy O'Neill

    Anyone know if TheGunning Hawk is ever coming back. Loved that blog, although Le Grove is xcellentl.e

  44. Keyser

    TitsMcGee – Did you get picked on ? Is that what this is about ? Sorry or dredging up bad memories, maybe you should talk to someone.

  45. Nasri's Mouth

    @Boozy

    Unfortunately it doesn’t prove that Arsenal have more fans that ManU though, because they don’t. They just have more fans that follow the relevant twitter account.

    If you went country by country and checked the numbers in each club’s supporters club, ManU would smash us world wide.

    As for shirt sales, it’s here,it’s believable and as something that represents people actually investing in their club, it’s a quantifiable way of showing that ManU have more fans than us every day of the week and twice on saturdays

    http://www.sportingintelligence.com/2012/10/08/exclusive-manchester-united-and-real-madrid-top-global-shirt-sale-charts-081001/

    While

  46. Nasri's Mouth

    @Dialsquare

    Yes, that’s right, because stating the bleeding obvious that ManU is a bigger club than Arsenal makes me a ManU supporter doesn’t it?

    I’m guessing English isn’t your first language. Or that you don’t have a first language at all.

    Tara 🙂

  47. Kiyoshi Ito

    To all concerned

    Ivan Gazidis(End of 2011/12 Season)

    My message to our fans is that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that Arsenal can challenge for trophies next year,”

    “That is what this summer is about and that is what we are focused on.

    “We have a good team, we have a good young core of players and we need everybody involved to have belief so that we can push forward into next year and make a run at the Premier League trophy and for the Champions League.
    We believe we can do that.”

    “The key for us is not the volume of signings we might make but that the signings we make add something to the squad.

    “We are also talking to people in this summer’s transfer market, I think there will be something exciting for our fans to be happy about.”

    —————————————

    & Ivan Gazidis again(Yesterday 2012/13):

    So obviously we have come to the end of the season and in the end we finished with 73 points and in fourth place which I would say was necessary for us.

    We want to be competing at the top of the game and in order to do that you have to be in the Champions League.

    So we are pleased to qualified, or at least, for the qualification games.

    But it is not ultimately where we want to be with moving the club forward.

    We want to be a club that is competing at the very top end of the game and that means competing to win the Premier League and competing to win the Champions League.

    On that basis, we are not where we want to be yet. I think its not idle ambition when we talk about wanting to get there. I think we have a very solid plan that will give us the ability to be able to compete at that level provided we do things well.
    We have spoken about it many, many times before – and I think you are all aware of it – the stadium move has meant we have tied in a lot of our commercial deals to it which has put us behind the game.
    The critical thing now as we look ahead over the next season and the season after is our developing financial capability which will give us a lot more options than in recent years.
    We think we have got a fantastic manager who has seen us through moving to a new stadium, which is for many clubs a difficult period, with consistency and so we think we have got the right person to make the kinds of choices and decisions that we are going to have over this really significant period of the club’s development.
    So we are feeling very optimistic. It is interesting where we are at the moment in the summer.
    I’m not going to talk about individual players at all today. I don’t want to get into the whole speculation around the transfer market but generally, what I’ll say is that it has been quite a slow start and I think that’s because there was such a managerial musical chairs going on that everybody is waiting for that to settle down.
    I think clubs are, agents are and players are.
    Which means it has been quite an unusual beginning to the transfer window. I imagine once most of the managerial appointments settle in a little bit, we will see that starting to pick up.
    But that’s a general overview of where we are. The club is on a good path. We have been through a difficult and in some ways disappointing season which ended satisfactorily. But we are not crowing about that. We are looking ahead and to how we can push forward.
    ————————————–

    Sorry for the 2 quotes..The first one was in 2011/12..

    The second one an except from yesterday 9th June 2013..

    What sound bite will he churn out tonight in the meeting..

    “The velocity of our spending this summer will reach optimum levels..”

    Absolute charlatans the whole club..!!

  48. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ivan Gazidis(yesterday 09/06/2013)

    Journalist:In the past, Arsene Wenger has called the wage policy a ‘socialist wage structure’. Is it time for that to change?

    Ivan Gazidis:
    Our biggest expense is our wage bill.

    It’s not something that we simply stumble upon by accident.
    There is a massive amount of thought that goes into it by some very very smart and thoughtful people at the club including Harvard analysts and Arsene Wenger himself is a pretty smart mathematical guy. I have been doing that myself for 14 years at Major League Soccer, where I was responsible for the management of the player pool within a budget. This is something we think about deeply and we know a lot about.
    We have outperformed our spend, in virtually any metric you can look at, consistently for the last 15 years. It’s an extraordinary record. So we are doing something right in the way that we spend although it may frustrate some people. We are doing something right and we are very thoughtful about it.
    It’s not something that happens by accident. As we develop new financial capabilities, clearly, that wage bounds will change. It’s under review all the time. It’s never been fixed in stone. It really depends on what the circumstances are as you move forward, what the market looks like, where you see the opportunities, where you think the value is. That will change and if we – which we do – want to attract and also keep the very best talent then we have to pay them the market rate.
    There is a complete understanding of that at the club. So yes, our wage structure will evolve, as it has over the last five years. It will continue to evolve with a new financial capability behind it, which means we can do some things perhaps that we haven’t been able to do while we have had one hand tied behind our back.
    ———————————
    Unbelievable shite..Harvard analysts & A.Wenger involved in our constructing of our wage bill,over the last 5 years..

    A.Wenger,a mathematical genius..!!

    Speechless…..What a joke..

    Sorry Arsenal paying ticket fans,you are mugs..!!

  49. Kushagra

    QueenofSuburbia @QueenofSuburbia
    I don’t find IG smooth, slick and politically astute. I find him slimy, soulless and practised in dishonesty.
    ———————-
    Agree

  50. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ivan Gazidis (November2012,after the Emirates deal):

    IGazidis:
    Arsenal already have £40m in the bank and Gazidis added:
    ‘We also kept some powder dry so we’ve got the ability to invest if our manager finds the right opportunities in January.’
    ————————————
    Yep the same January window 2013,when all we bought was Monreal,because Gibbs got injured..

    More b/s to come for another summer!!

  51. Kiyoshi Ito

    KushagraJune 10, 2013 21:20:09
    QueenofSuburbia @QueenofSuburbia
    I don’t find IG smooth, slick and politically astute. I find him slimy, soulless and practised in dishonesty.
    ———————-
    Agree
    —————–
    Also agree,he’s about as transparent,as Keyser’s posts,looking for an argument!!

    Eh-oh!!

  52. Johnty79

    Rvp is a legend. He was right to leave in everywayExcept he should of came out and slated the shit he had to play with. That’s the only thing he did wrong.

  53. Kiyoshi Ito

    More slimy shite from Igazidis yesterday:

    Journalist:
    Is there a recognition from you and Arsene that maybe that needs to be done this summer?

    IGazidis:
    People will get excited, disappointed and excited and disappointed again, for every club. In the end the most important thing is that we have the right chemistry, the right talent to be able to excite people once we open the doors in August.
    That is the most critical thing. That could be players that are big-name players.
    But it also might not be.

    “It’s going to be the players that Arsene believes in. ”
    “He is pretty blind to price tags. He looks at what he sees with his eyes and makes judgements based on that. And not on reputations and prices.’
    ———————————–

    LMFAO QUOTE IGAZILLA..

    “”He is pretty blind to price tags. He looks at what he sees with his eyes and makes judgements based on that. And not on reputations and prices.’

    LMFAO…..LOL,LOL..

    Oh,this is classic comedy gold!!

  54. Keyser

    “Also agree,he’s about as transparent,as Keyser’s posts,looking for an argument!!”

    Ooh lovely see-thru dress you’re wearing there.. Nice thong.

    *no homo

  55. Kiyoshi Ito

    Here’s another pearler from IG yesterday:

    Journalist:Is Wenger averse to spending £25m on a single player? Is there an idealogical narrative going on from him here? Doesn’t he prefer developing players?

    IGazidis:No. There is no ideological narrative at stake here. The ideological narrative is we want to have the best possible players, the best possible team and compete for trophies and Arsene will do what he thinks is right to do that.

    There is no philosophical line in the sand and I suspect that he would pay £25m for Lionel Messi.
    ————————–

    This has to be the ultimate joke in footballing history..

    A fornicating comedy act..Laurel & Hardy!!

  56. Gilo

    If anyone thinks this summer will be any better than last summer or the one before they need their head looking at

  57. Dannyboy

    Dunno if we have any Hollyoaks fans on here, but Pedro looks like this twat called Kevin who used to get the shit kicked out of him by a moustachio’d gay guy every episode…

  58. nepGunner

    @kiyoshi

    While I can understand and relate to your frustration, calling the ticket holding fans “mugs” is uncalled for and unnecessary. I think you are aware of some boos and banners inside & outside the Emirates last season, although in lesser magnitude, representing the unhappiness of Emirates patrons. I would rather hope these protests gather pace coming season IF the same lying & excuses of recent past is continued again and the subsequent rebellion tears the Emirates roof apart. That might actually make a difference and the Emirates patrons will be the key for that. Trust me, they might be patient but no way all of them are mugs.

  59. slade

    “I’m just not one of those nutters, that ignores everything else that happens in the World…” (Keyser-2013).

    Brilliant statement by a brilliant man/child on a brilliant blog that concentrates on only one thing in the world: Arsenal.
    Keyser=not a nutter.

  60. Kiyoshi Ito

    Here is another hint…from the slimy turd..

    Journalist: But can you really do it? Every year we hear this but you don’t pay a certain wage?

    IGazilla:
    I think that’s a little unfair to say that every year you hear this.
    I know what my messaging has been every year and I’ve been very careful about it. The fact is this year we are beginning to see something we have been planning for for some time, which is the escalation in our financial firepower. And that’s going to happen partly into next season – it’s part way available now in the summer but the following season as well. It’s a progression over the next two seasons. It’s quite significant for the club.
    —————————–
    Ok,here is the kicker..
    “And that’s going to happen partly into next season – it’s part way available now in the summer but the following season as well. It’s a progression over the next two seasons.”

    Part way,”available this summer & the following season…”..

    Hmm..what the escalation in financial power,or the spending/breaking the wage ceiling,over 2 summers?

    Slimy fornicators!!

    LMFAO!!!!

    PS
    People that renew their tickets,deserve everything coming their way from the club!!

  61. Keyser

    “I’m just not one of those nutters, that ignores everything else that happens in the World, and blames everything on Wenger, you know an ‘Akb’ like yourself.”

    Time got another Retro-Internet-Cliche.

    Epic Fail

  62. Dannyboy

    haha kwik Brendan was class! Theres a picture outside the Ems of a player, can’t remember who it is, but he looks the fucking double of Brendan… piss myself everytime I go past.

  63. Kiyoshi Ito

    More pearlers from IGazilla:

    We should be able to compete at a level like a club such as Bayern Munich. I’m not saying we are there by any means, we have a way to go before we can put ourselves on that level. But this whole journey over the past ten years really has been with that goal in mind which is why I say that this is an extraordinarily ambitious club. We get beaten up along the way but I think we are an extraordinarily ambitious club. This has been about putting us up with the best in the world and now the question is turning that platform now into on-field success.
    ———————————

    Never heard so many jokes in my life…

    Another kicker..”but I think we are an extraordinarily ambitious club. This has been about putting us up with the best in the world “…

    Oh boy,where do you start..!!

    LOL….I think,I’m done for the night..

    The audacity of IG,SK,AW…!!Incredible!!

  64. Kiyoshi Ito

    RohanJune 10, 2013 21:50:45
    Fornicating?
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    Translation,it means fucking..(A polite way of say fucking this,fucking that,in higher circles)

    Geez,& you are at Standford?Fuck me!!

  65. salparadisenyc

    If I was on £250k a week i’d certainly get a better weave that Rooney.

    Poor taste = poor decisions.. perhaps we do have a shot at signing that muffin topped man.

  66. Kiyoshi Ito

    nepGunnerJune 10, 2013 21:53:39
    @KiyosiI’ve been reading Le Grove for quite sometime but started commenting recently only. May I ask why you ask me that?
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    Don’t worry,I can’t be asked going into it..

    Posting more than 2 posts these days,drains me..

    Just regurgitating the same crap,takes the wind out of my sails..

    I’ve more important stuff to deal with..

    Anyway,enjoy your time on Le-Grove..

    Just be wary of Keyser,Tom& Nasri’s Mouth..

    They take pleasure,from arguing relentlessly for hours,days& weeks on end..

    & that’s no exaggeration!!

  67. Kiyoshi Ito

    Looks like even Gambon,has kicked the can,given up hope..

    Not surprised..The motley crew running AFC,have really dug a hole for themselves.

    It’s just a question of time,before the proverbial shit hits the fan!!

  68. Kiyoshi Ito

    nepGunnerJune 10, 2013 22:12:04
    @KiyoshiHahaha. Thanks, will keep that in mind
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    You laugh now,in a couple of weeks,or months,you will be foaming at the mouth,wanting to throw your laptop out of the window..

    Truth be told,since Geoff left,this blog has gone to the dogs..!

  69. northern gooner

    Has the q n a finished? Did Ivan pull a higuain or a fellani out of his arse or did he just talk bollocks ?
    The Mrs has banned me from Twitter so can’t follow.

  70. Kiyoshi Ito

    kwik fitJune 10, 2013 22:22:52
    YoshiYou got that one wrong, Its been all down hill since Valerie gooner departed the blogging scene.
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    You might be right,but they both can’t be wrong..

    The b/s from the club is so overwhelming..

    How people summon the energy to either defend the club,or continue to make outrageous statements on here defies belief..

    Personally,it’s become comical for me,to listen to AW, IG& the crazy posters on here..

    But the time is slowly coming,when I’ll permanently call it a day on here..Sooner,rather than later!!

  71. kwik fit

    Breaking News;

    Gunnersaurus wants showdown talks with the Arsenal….. If they dont match his ambition he will be off to Man City as a Tiger.

  72. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ivan Gazidis 2011/12

    My message to our fans is that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that Arsenal can challenge for trophies next year,” “That is what this summer is about and that is what we are focused on.

    “We have a good team, we have a good young core of players and we need everybody involved to have belief so that we can push forward into next year and make a run at the Premier League trophy and for the Champions League. We believe we can do that.”
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    Jokers..

    “The key for us is not the volume of signings we might make but that the signings we make add something to the squad.

    “We are also talking to people in this summer’s transfer market, I think there will be something exciting for our fans to be happy about.”

  73. Nabby

    Kyoshi, if the club is now dead to you, please make it sooner rather than later that you leave the blog. Thanks!

  74. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ivan Gazidis 2009:

    ‘Arsene isn’t happy to be in fifth place, but we believe and he believes, more importantly, in the group of young players that he has. He believes that there is unfinished business.
    ‘It’s difficult to imagine Arsenal without him now. I think he’s redefined the club. We think ourselves as champions
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    The kicker..”We think ourselves as champions”..

    In some parallel universe..Deluded mercenaries..

  75. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ivan Gazidis 2013(yesterday)

    Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has confirmed that he wants Arsene Wenger to extend his contract beyond the end of next season and lead the club to the top of European football.

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    How people can defend these bunch of charlatans?!!

  76. Kiyoshi Ito

    Ivan Gazidis(yesterday)

    “The key to this summer is going to be making the right decisions without damaging the great team unity which we have — and I think we have the right person to do that in Arsene.
    ‘The most important thing is that we have the right chemistry. It could be big-name players but it also might not be. It’s going to be the players Arsene believes in. He is pretty blind to price tags. He looks at what he sees and makes judgments based on that.”
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    Another fornicating kicker here:
    “It could be big-name players but it also might not be.”

    Sounds like Nasri’s Mouth there..

    Could be,but might not be!!!

    LOL…

  77. tom

    Northen Gooner,
    tread lighty with Ito. He’s a dangerous man.
    Wind him up and he’s likely to threaten to have his dad beat you up…..