Jack Wilshere enters the Diaby Zone…

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Real sad news that Jack Wilshere looks likely to undergo another operation. This time to get a metal plate inserted into his leg.

Again, not sure of the details, but it seems very interesting that moments after the window slams shut, we have another really bad piece of luck.

People are blaming our rehab team and our doctors. Really don’t buy this. I think, in the case of Jack, it’s a touch of the Diaby’s… he’s just not blessed with luck and he’s a bit of a crock.

Real shame. When your body breaks all the time, it must be incredibly frustrating. Doesn’t help the team though, and that’s the brutal truth.

Mesut Ozil has said he joined Arsenal because of Arsene Wenger.

“Before I joined, I knew that Arsenal were always a technically-strong team,”

“That’s also why I decided to join this club, because I know exactly what the manager wants from the team.

“Our game centres around playing good, technical football and that’s good. It’s thanks to the manager because he’s worked on that for years and has formulated a technically-gifted team that can dominate any opposition.

I’m sure it was because of the spicy North London kebabs on offer, but apparently not. The manager played a big role in him moving here. I mean, like he’s going to say anything else here! One club in for him the day before the transfer window shuts… after he’s just been told to do one by Florentino.

Still, you can’t deny he’s enjoying himself. I mean, a smile from him is like an on pitch ejaculation from any other players. So that’s good news. I hear he loves the London scene as well. We’re not as pushy as other cities.

I have to cut this short because I’m dropping meetings like a really talented rapper drops words that flow nicely.

Have good one!

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  1. N5

    Truth how on Earth would you know? you’ve never met him so have no idea and what a silly comment. No one becomes a fucking vicar for the money, they do it because it’s what the believe.

    Now go back to discussing Arsenal please, or you’ll burn in hell.

  2. Cesc Appeal

    Tunny

    Well you can subjectively say what you wouldn’t like, but you asked what was available, you’re saying no to those two over Walcott? I think both are better than Giroud anyway, but opinions and all that.

    What Higuain was quoted at and what he would actually have gone for maybe two different things as well, Aubameyang could have been got before his new contract in late July.

    We need to stop using this word ‘available.’ Wenger’s language was so passive and reactive, as if he wants the perfect transfer, a quality player, whose club wants to sell him at a great price…very rare and a terrible strategy to base your season off.

    You need to get stuck in, have your top level targets and then move on to your secondary targets.

    Our transfer window was incredibly shit. No other word for it and in my mind, there is no reasoning it out, no logic to be found…I was flabbergasted to see some sycophants praising Wenger…seriously.

  3. tunnygriffboy

    Just heard Van Gaals press conference. Never heard him like that. Seemed very emotional and upset. Sounded human. Seemed really shaken up and upset. It’s an awful thing to happen. Shakes the team to the core.

  4. tunnygriffboy

    Cesc

    Agree , our window was a disaster. I admit I was being flippant towards a couple of posts. One line thrown out there with no back up.

    Not the greatest fan of Dzeko or Mandzukic but that’s just opinions. We could have gone big on others but it’s that problem of all eggs in the one basket.

    Alternatively we’re back to Wengers value in the market * cough *. Need to scour the world for the next Aguero because the likelihood of prising that caliber of player away from super clubs is going to be tough

    It maybe that he believes Walcott and Giroud can do it. As we’ve said, his team, his choice. See what happens. He needs to be called out if it turns out to be a disaster even if it’s only the fans

    On a side note I thought Theo’s movement has been pretty good last couple of games. He’s getting into some excellent positions, onezs that Giroud could only dream of. He missed two sitters on the weekendm chances that I would have backed him to put away. He took his goal really well, should have had a hatrick. Be intersting how him and Ozil dovetail. God, he has to stay fit though 🙂 🙂

  5. Cesc Appeal

    Tunny

    Really? I sort of disagree, I thought some of Walcott’s movement wasn’t that of a ST, which is sort of to be expected, I think the timing and shape of his runs suit the wing more. Again, opinions.

    If we were going with the scouting rout then we missed Dybala and Kurzawa this summer, if we could have used Campbell would have been around £28 Million for the pair. They’re gone now, cost a heck of a lot more and be infinitely more difficult to prise away.

    Those would have been two smart signings because they were available, whilst yes, Kurzawa would have been nicer next season, you have to move when you have to move, he’s gone now.

    I don’t get what we’re doing any more aside from indulging an old man, that was my problem with the window, no logic in it.

    But, we’re forced to sit through this now…

  6. Dissenter

    I think United were shaken up by that horrible fracture. To have that happen to the man you’ve shared a dressing room with his nerve-racking to say the least./
    Tackle was bad and should have earned a red card. I can definitely excuse United’s poor showing due to the Luke Shaw injury. There’s no way you just banish those thoughts.
    They are in trouble because it’s hard to lose the first game and go through.

  7. Bamford10

    Notes on the CL results:

    1. Juventus win means Serie A is better than many here suggest — Juve have only 1 point in three matches there,yet beat the best team in the EPL away.

    2. City continue to struggle in Europe.

    3. Pogba is plain nasty. Anyone recall when I got stick for saying he was “3 times” the player Ramsey is?

    4. Arsenal could’ve signed either Morata or Mandzukic, both of whom are better than our CFs.

    5. Luke Shaw a big loss for United.

    6. LVG seems less and less convincing every day.

    7. EPL is not all that great in terms of the quality of the top teams.

    8. Europe will be a challenge.

  8. Wallace

    However even if the Premier League trio were interested in Dybala, the player would have been oblivious to their overtures, after claiming that a move to Juventus represented his ideal destination.

    “The day I heard Juventus were interested in me my mind was made up,” Dybala said.

    “I said straight away that I wanted to join this club for lots of reasons. One is that I like to win in everything that I do. And I think Juventus are the perfect team to be at if you want to win things.

    “It’s an amazing thing being here with the shirt [the number 21 which he will wear from next season] I dreamed of wearing for so long.”

    – Dybala on Juve

  9. Bamford10

    Marble

    The “gospel” refers to the New Testament, so the Pharisees most certainly never taught the gospel.

    I think you meant “scripture”.

    Just out of curiosity, could you explain, in scientific terms, how human beings are composed of “clay”? That would be fascinating to hear.

    Perhaps it’s a rhetorical trick, where you define matter as “clay,” then say we’re composed of matter?

    Regardless, glad you’re a materialist. 😉

  10. Wallace

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits Mario Mandzukic’s inability to hit the same goalscoring heights as he did at Bayern Munich is the reason behind him leaving.

    Fiery Croatian striker Mandzukic has been offered to Manchester United this summer as Simeone looks to offload the 29-year-old striker.

    Simeone told AS: ‘He (Mandzukic) annoys me easily, that’s the reality. ‘He is a great player and a decent lad. He himself is down about not maintaining the form he displayed up until February.

    – Daily M*il

  11. Cesc Appeal

    Keep it going Wallace, if you’re going to find negatives or holes in every player available or that we could potentially have bought you’ve got quite a night ahead of you.

    The desperation to vindicate our comatose nature in the window, or to look for some meaning is frankly baffling.

  12. WengerEagle

    ‘Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits Mario Mandzukic’s inability to hit the same goalscoring heights as he did at Bayern Munich is the reason behind him leaving.’

    No, I think it was just that he fucked Simeone off to be honest.

    Golascoring wise he did suffer a bad dip post February but having said that, he still finished the season with a respectable 20 goals in all comps from 43 apps.

    For Bayern he was basically a 1 in 2 striker (48 goals in 88 apps) so I don’t see how he failed to hit the same heights.

  13. Cesc Appeal

    ‘We are ambitious but we are not dreamers.’

    Anyone notice how much more watered down Wenger’s rhetoric has become since the start of the season, almost as if he wanted to increase the perception of us as a real force during the window, then suddenly to pour water on that idea a bit after its close.

  14. Wallace

    re Mandzukic – both Guardiola & Simeone dumped him after one season. not the strongest endorsement. and sounds like both of them had trouble getting on with him.

  15. Emiratesstroller

    The real issue for me is that we have landed up two weeks after the transfer window closed with no replacements for three players who are out with long term injuries.

    Also we renewed contracts of two players who are past their sell by date plus two others [Flamini and Campbell] whom Arsenal wanted to offload.

    That says an awful lot about the club and manager’s planning for the season.

    When you consider that we failed to replace Vermaelen last summer and had
    only two experienced centre backs on the books neither of who was match fit
    when transfer window closed it shows very clearly that the club is not planning properly its transfer window.

    I don’t think I am alone in expressing concern about how the club handles its
    transfer business. The Arsenal Supporters Trust has expressed similar concerns and that is before the latest announcement about Wilshire.

    Wenger can argue that there are a lack of top class strikers in the market, but there were other high quality players in the market that a club of Arsenal’s wealth could have bought.

    Noone will convince me that his decision making this summer and indeed in
    three of the last three summer transfer windows has not been flawed.

  16. daz

    Notes on the CL results:

    1. Juventus win means Serie A is better than many here suggest — Juve have only 1 point in three matches there,yet beat the best team in the EPL away.

    2. City continue to struggle in Europe.

    3. Pogba is plain nasty. Anyone recall when I got stick for saying he was “3 times” the player Ramsey is?

    4. Arsenal could’ve signed either Morata or Mandzukic, both of whom are better than our CFs.

    5. Luke Shaw a big loss for United.

    6. LVG seems less and less convincing every day.

    7. EPL is not all that great in terms of the quality of the top teams.

    8. Europe will be a challenge.

    9. Martial should have stayed in Manchester and saved himself the trip

  17. Bamford10

    “Several of Louis van Gaal’s men put in good showings, with Anthony Martial and goalscorer Memphis Depay very exciting at times, but this is ultimately an away day United will wish to put swiftly behind them.” – ESPNFC

  18. daz

    “Martial had started up front but after initial bright moments faded out of the game, unable to provide the focal point his side needed”

  19. daz

    “Problem LVG has got is that having binned off RVP, Falcao and The Little Pea, he is so reliant on using Martial, who is undeniably promising but just too raw, and Fellaini, who is so limited and limiting, up front if Rooney is out. Signs of life in the pacy wing play I guess, but Van Gaal has surely taken a huge personal risk in going into this vital season so short of striker options.” – telegraph

    Strong squad indeed

  20. freddylekgunner

    I think Manure are putting a lot of pressure on Martial. He’s not a starter at Monaco and he’s currently their only striker when Shrek is injured. The boy is good but he may be ruined.

  21. Cesc Appeal

    ‘But Van Gaal has surely taken a huge personal risk in going into this vital season so short of striker options.’

    Sounds familiar that one.

  22. Troy McClure

    Sad to hear about Jack Wheelchair, though I’m starting to wonder if there is some connection with his lifestyle. We all know he likes the booze and cigs, while chasing women until the wee hours, which can’t be good for durability of bones and ligaments. I recall when I injured my shoulder, I had an operation and the surgeon said no alcohol or tobacco while in recovery for the next 6 weeks, it slows the healing process by affecting blood flow and chemical balance, not to mention it raises your blood pressure. I can imagine compromising the healing process for a professional athlete can lead to big problems, with the stress and impact on their joints on a daily basis.

  23. freddylekgunner

    With all Wenger’s shortcomings I’ll still prefer him over Van Gal. It’s very frustrating with Wenger though.

  24. freddylekgunner

    I feel for Wilshere. I don’t think he’ll reach his potential with these injuries. He could have been a great player for us.

  25. qna

    Troy McClure. Very good point. Should not be discounted as a possibility at all. Its difficult not to feel the club is largely responsible. We have a ridiculous injury record. So far this season it is as bad as ever with long term injuries to Welbeck, Wilshere and Rosicky. These are three players that have not played much recently either. Taking your point about the healing process of professional athletes, a slight mismanagement of the process at this level and the effects would be amplified.

  26. Wallace

    Bamford

    “Juventus win means Serie A is better than many here suggest.”

    it was one game, against a side who are still unable to transfer their domestic form to the bigger European stage. we had the same problems when we first started playing CL football. with City by now it’s probably psychological more than anything.

  27. Dark Hei

    I can’t believe it. Me (AKB) and Redtruth (WO) sharing the same religion.

    This is a potent sign that Arsenal is going to win the league and Wenger is going to step down after that.

    Who says the world is always a zero sum game.

  28. Dark Hei

    Wallace

    I am pretty much on your side as far as strikers are concerned but I do think Carlos Bacca was a real option.

    I get the feeling that Benz’s agent played both sides to the point Real conceded. I am sure Benz was ready to come over to us if he gets benched like Isco. But this was a gamble which we lost.

  29. Wallace

    Dark Hei

    while i prefer my strikers to be in their early 20s i don’t have a problem with us spending a chunk on a top quality 28/29yr old. i just wasn’t impressed with what was available in that bracket this summer.

    Giroud gives enough people on here anger management issues without us having another ‘pretty good’ older striker taking up a squad space and contriving to squander golden opps in really big games.

  30. SomeRandomGunner

    Bashing Giroud for Mandzukic is bit OTT . It almost makes no sense to buy Mandzukic when we have Giroud.

    Mandzukic is few months older than Giroud .
    Mandzukic scored 20 goals from 43 appearances including 3 penalties and no goals from outside the box.
    Giroud Scored 19 goals from 36 appearances with no penalties and 2 goals from outside the box.
    Other attacking stats like chances created / key passes Giroud slightly edges or there is not much difference between either.

    Overall at best Mandzukic is as good as Giroud . No point in signing a 29 year old who has similar numbers than Giroud . When considering he needs to switch from another league and get used to the team etc , Mandzukic signing makes no sense what so ever.

    But there are no excuses for not replacing Flamini with some one capable of playing for Arsenal. Even if Flamini wanted to sit on his contract we should have just signed another CM and asked Flamini to not enter Arsenal FC again.

  31. daz

    SRG yeah but mandzukic plays for somebody else so he’s better didn’t you know this and he scored a goal to highlight this

  32. daz

    Papers making a meal out of Mourinho leaving players out tonight, he’s resting them ready for us their making out as if he’s wielding the axe

  33. Dark Hei

    Wallace

    I think Carlos Bacca would have been a very good option.

    1. He plays the single striker role, I think (Based on Yoo-Tube observations)

    2. He has a good built, good acceleration and seems to love doing that bit of scoring goals.

    Anyway, I am still on camp Theo, after years of slating the fella. I think he will make it as striker in our current setup. Notice how little touches he had in the Stoke game. I think he had more shots than touches! And notice that the team seems more fluent the less Theo touches the ball.

  34. Wallace

    Dark Hei

    “Notice how little touches he had in the Stoke game. I think he had more shots than touches! And notice that the team seems more fluent the less Theo touches the ball.”

    yeah, i’m sure the midfield appreciates the extra space having Theo in the side gives them.

  35. Highbury4ever

    “This time to get a metal plate inserted into his leg.”

    And what about doing the “Wolverine thing”, so he could become indestructible!!
    But it’s very risky, and with Diaby, it failed lol

  36. gazzap

    People go on about the PL being the strongest in the world. It’s not. It’s the richest but in general the best players still don’t want to come and play here. The mercenaries come for the money.
    Against top european opposition the best PL teams are becoming weaker not stronger.
    I would say the PL is the most equal league from bottom to top, but that’s equally to do with the top 4 becoming weaker as it has the bottom 16 getting stronger.

  37. blsany

    Cuadrado was electric.Pogba was a war horse last night and worth every asking penny.If the Old lady keeps going like this they won’t have to sell anymore.Aged 37, Gianluigi Buffon is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Yesterday, he was simply fantastic.Morata. Superb.-20million Euro’s only.I think City are going to have a tough time qualifying from this group now. Sevilla looked pretty good last night.Oh by the i love Cl matches

  38. N5

    I think by strongest people mean most competitive.

    Most leagues are a one or two horse race and that includes the domestic cups. I read the other day that teams rest their best players when facing Barca and Real and only put them in against teams they stand a chance to win and from what I see, it appears that happens in most leagues.

    England however, might have West Ham beat Arsenal or Bradford beat Arsenal, or Birmingham beat Arsenal or Wrexham beat Arsenal and ……….

    😀

  39. gazzap

    It’s interesting what is happening with the smaller PL teams. They used to be filled with British grit/speed/strength type players that used to just want to come and get physical with the top teams. In the last few years, we have seen those teams buying more talented players from abroad because they have foreign managers, more money and have wider scouting networks than before.
    In some ways I think this might make it easier for Arsenal, not harder. If our tricky talented players are slightly better than their tricky talented players we would always win. It’s not like it was when there was a clash of philosophies and they could win by roughing us up.
    There are still a few managers around who would like to keep it rough – Pulis, and Hughes spring to mind – but even Stoke are trying to play football these days!