Arsenal #MAGA – Upcoming Scenarios and Solutions

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Oh man, someone re-upped this little beauty from my Twitter feed earlier.Screen Shot 2018-04-18 at 10.59.34

That Tweet DID age well. I feel exactly the same way as I did 2 years ago. Very sad that the club are still bumbling their way around a decisive decision, but there you go.

There’s really not much rumbling in the news feeds, so you have to pick up little snippets where you can. Jezza Wilson is always a good place to look. Though he is Lord of the Yearly Warchest, he’s also a trusted sidekick of the establishment. He said this in an article yesterday.

No decision has yet been made on whether Wenger will continue as manager for what is the final year of his contract next season, but the pressure for change will become intense if they do not now win the Europa League.

 The club’s board have not yet made a decision and, while performances and the failure again to mount a Premier League title challenge will be of greatest concern, the general apathy of supporters will also be considered.

Recent home Premier League games have been notable for the large numbers of empty seats and, while that is partly explained by how relatively little there is to play for in the league, directors will be anxious to see those fans return.

Interesting that fan apathy is coming into the equation. I mean, really, that should be last on the shopping list of Wenger-inflicted-horrors. The fact that we’re heading into season two of Europa League on a technicality tells you all you need to know about how poor we’ve been. Outside of that, poor squad management, lack of identity, weak grasp of tactics, failure to develop young kids, crimes against zippers, failure to make our senior players better and a wage bill that greatly outstrips talent are just a few I could mention.

It’s nice the board care about the fans, but we know that’s a big fat lie. They barely care about the club. The only person they seem to worry about is Arsene Wenger, likely because he fattened all of their wallets over the years. Grown men, in positions of power, more worried about the feelings of another grown man versus the health of a club loved by millions. Incredible. If one of them were my granddad, I’d be the one busting out the slipper.

You can say that’s harsh to tar servants of Arsenal that way, but look, all the facts point in that direction. We’re utterly rudderless and there’s apparently still a decision to make on his future. There should be no decision. There has been no decision to make for years. This whole charade is being dragged out by people who don’t seem to grasp the basics of running a modern football club, or worse, people who don’t care beyond their titles.

Interesting that Martial wanted to have a chat with Arsenal last transfer window before Mikki joined us.

‘It is understood that Martial was disappointed at not having the chance to discuss a move to Arsenal in January, when the London club raised the possibility of including the forward in the swap deal that led to Henrikh Mkhitaryan leaving Old Trafford instead,’

Again, you always have to tally the excitement of a young prospect wanting in, with the reality of what Wenger would do to that talent. But great to read we’re still a draw. I know I keep banging on about it, but if we moved Wenger on, and brought in someone of Allegri’s stature, imagine what that would do to our reputation among players? We’d be an instant threat.

I really hope we’ve lined someone up already. We had done last summer and it didn’t leak, so it’s possible to keep big stories under wraps. I’m just not sure you can do that with a name as important as Allegri. Still, no one knows where Tuchel is going yet, so we can but dream.

What is apparent is there’s a big, fat, juicy excuse to keep Wenger…

‘We felt with the World Cup, shortened preseason, earlier transfer window and Europa Qualifiers, it was a bad time to introduce a new manager’

Oh man, when I wrote that it felt so real… like a Gazidis haunted ouija board just took over my soul and punched out those words.

Again, a large chunk of fans will fall for the logic, but the reality of that incoming statement is it’s a farce. It’d be the perfect time to chuck Wenger out. Bring in a new coach, give them a fluff season to experiment with the squad, build out the backroom team, work with Sven and Raul on a transfer plan, and implement ideas and a philosophy.

Next season, however it happens, is a write-off. If we win the Europa, we’ll fail because this squad finished 6th/7th with one game a week. If we finish in the Europa League positions, we’ll not be able to cope with zero prep time for the season ahead. If Wenger brings in new faces, they’ll be given the same old crappy ideas. Not just that, but remember, no one plays hard for a manager who is retiring at the end of the season.

Many joys await… the best solution? Rip that plaster/band-aid/prosthetic-leg/gangrenous-leg off and get on with making Arsenal great again (Actually #MAGA < should we not be taking over that hashtag?)

Right, see you in the comments.

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UTarse

CC,
So we agree then !

And seeing as that’s the case, do you not feel either a responsibility or at least being supportive towards the fans trying to influence and/or expedite the decision to change ? We may not be shareholders but we are very very important stakeholders.

Redtruth

Gutless Champagne charlie turns my stomach and like Wenger has overstayed his welcome at the club.

Champagne charlie

UTarse Of course I agree with that principal, but I’m not convinced there’s a unified and proven course of action that fans can partake in to expedite/highlight the process. I don’t think for a second fans avoiding games is of much concern to the board. Majority are pre-bought tickets, plus it can be easily spun this season with nothing to play for. I personally believe targeting Wenger is/was the wrong way to go about it. Not because his position doesn’t need addressed, it absolutely does. But it applies no pressure onto Stan or the board. I do wonder exactly how… Read more »

UTarse

CC, Ok let me pose another angle, I think I’m right in saying that you have respect and gratitude for wenger hence don’t want to see an acrimonious or distasteful end ? So , at £10m a year and approx £120m he’s earned since we last won or challenged for the title, do you not think he’s abusing your goodwill by not walking away from the club in an organised and mutually beneficial manner ? I’m pretty sure he knows that most of the profession, the media and a large section of the fans feel the time has come for… Read more »

Dissenter

CC, “I personally believe targeting Wenger is/was the wrong way to go about it. Not because his position doesn’t need addressed, it absolutely does. But it applies no pressure onto Stan or the board. I do wonder exactly how silent our owner would be if it was his throat everyone was clamoring for. Whatever sentiment you have for Wenger you have to appreciate he’s an incredibly resilient character. The board hide behind him a great deal for me.” The board does not do weekly press conferences, neither does Kroenke. Targeting Wenger is absolutely one of the many approaches that should… Read more »

Dissenter

***If I didn’t know your position was more nuanced than the simplistic argument you’re making, I would assume [wrongly] that you’re running Wenger interference***

***possibly hang on***

Dissenter

*blank check*

Bamford10

Champagne

“Who’s going to be responsible for scouting/selecting the new manager? Ivan ‘No better candidate than Wenger’ Gazidis?”

One, Sanllehi, obviously; he hired managers as DoF at Barcelona.

Two, Gazidis was clearly just singing the company line when he made that ridiculous statement.

Three, who are you to mock someone for saying laudatory things about Arsene Wenger? You’ve literally been defending Wenger’s reputation from the moment you arrived here 18-24 months ago. You are a “respect Wenger” type; who are you to mock someone for saying fawning things about him? No one.

Akilan

There are rumours of our kit sponsorship deal reaching as much as 60m PA. I’m pretty sure that puts us among the big boys at least.

Victorious

surely I’m not the only one that finds Micheal24 utterly and painfully boring,LITERALLY says the same fvckin thing everyday,reminds me of a certain J.oe

UTarse

“Big boys” to battle it out for 6th with Burnley…… sponsors must be licking their lips

Bamford10

Champagne advocates going at Kroenke rather than Wenger not for the bogus strategic reasons he just offered but because he is a former AKB who still has a soft spot for Wenger; he doesn’t like vitriol and criticism being aimed at Wenger. Champagne is a “respect Wenger” type who came to Le Grove in part to combat the criticism and abuse of Wenger that goes on here; he’d prefer vitriol and criticism be aimed at Kroenke rather than a man he once idolized (and still deeply admires).

Akilan

UTarse,
Atleast, someone in the club competes with the big boys. Whoever negotiates these deals are the only people in the club that genuinely earn their stripes. You’ve gotta be special to basically rob that kind of money for a club that plays in a half filled stadium.

Akilan

Also from Twitter,
Our sleeves sponsorship could get us something around 15m PA, the highest in the league. I’m officially switching my loyalty from the Arsenal FC to Arsenal negotiating team. Because that deal is a fucking miracle.

Michael24

Mathew Sayed basically highlighting that Wenger is not only a crap manager but also a shit human being.

What a surprise!

@ Victorious

This is a blog about AFC. You’ve sat through “utterly painfull and boring” stuff for a decade, why concern yourself with me?

I’m not going to change my tack.

Bamford10

Champagne to Red:

“Pretty sure the puking is a reaction to your meds, you dribbly twat.”

Champagne to Michael:

“Christ, you’re fucking dim.”

I love that this guy tells other posters that THEY are arrogant and that THEY are jerks.

Right. Pot meet kettle. If the words above are not the words of an arrogant jerk, I’m the Easter Bunny.

Michael24

B10

Wenger no longer deserves respect. That fizzled away long ago.

Why should I respect someone who continually disrespects the club and it’s fans.

If @CC met Wenger, he would shake his hand and kiss his feet.

I would not.

Marko

Because it’s not how you operate in a public position like he has. It’s undignified and achieves absolutely nothing. So dignified is keeping him for another season? Also who gives a shit if it’s undignified? Undignified is what you see week in week out from him and the players he’s accumulated. With that in mind the options are: sack him immediately, part amicably in the summer, let him see out his contract. The summer is the most appropriate outcome. Right but all the noise you’re hearing is that he isn’t going to walk away. I believe you said something recently… Read more »

Michael24

Let’s end on “arrogant jerk”

Although I’m sure his analytical brain will counter it.

Champagne charlie

UT/Dissenter I’ve never been a fan of the onous being on the manager to call time so to speak, I think it’s a very rare circumstance that it applies. Majority of the time, Wenger also being the case, the manager is convinced they’re capable of doing right by the club. In Wengers case I think you’d be hard pushed to find someone so entrenched in this falsehood. Arsenal have created their own problem through their standoffish leadership. Wenger operates in a bubble where he’s accountable to nobody, otherwise he wouldn’t be in a job. Asking for Wenger to suddenly hold… Read more »

Carts

Solid post, Pedro!

Marko

Charlie I get that you’re saying he deserves better he doesn’t deserve being sacked or the indignation that comes with it but I’m saying he absolutely does deserve the indignation. He’s been sleep walking through the job for years now being various degrees of nonchalant, negligent and out right sloppy and it’s finally caught up to him. For this does he deserve to be fired? Once the final chance of positivity from this season is gone he should be gone too. It makes no sense keeping him around a minute longer

Paul Mc Daid

COMPLETE REGIME CHANGE, NOTHING LESS.

Champagne charlie

Marko “So dignified is keeping him for another season?” Why do you do this? No, I didn’t say that. I actually stated twice hats not what I said. So again, third time, no. Dignified is handling it in the summer, and if he needs ‘encouraged’ to leave then so be it. But it’s futile doing it now, it should be done in the summer. Banford Nice running commentary you have going on my behalf. Unlike you to omit important elements and simply paste what you want to portray. Red called me a cunt from nowhere, so he got called a… Read more »

Marko

Arsenal have created their own problem through their standoffish leadership.

You’re literally saying that he shouldn’t be sacked and that the idea of him leaving on his own accord is far fetched? So one more year it is then

Marko

So again, third time, no. Dignified is handling it in the summer, and if he needs ‘encouraged’ to leave then so be it. But it’s futile doing it now, it should be done in the summer.

You have said that again so again I’ll say. It’s like you said the idea that he’d walk by himself isn’t likely so our options are sack him or let him see out his contract. And honestly who cares about how dignified it looks when half of Europe laughs at us being afraid to get rid of a clearly useless manager.

Bamford10

Sure, Charlie.

Victorious

so many hypocritical asswipes on Legrove,how many of you hafwits would honestly ‘walkaway’ from a 10M paying job?…but yet want Wenger to do same because a certain ‘clueless yank cvnt’ is negligent on his duty,truly pathetic

Marko

I’d have sacked him in November. You could see the rot coming from a mile off and you knew he’d struggle for top 4. I’d have sacked him in Nov and replaced him with Carlo in Dec let him target some players in January and have a go in the second half of the season. Had we done that I think we’d have made top 4. With Wenger it was clearly not going to happen for a long time but a new manager in December/January had enough time

Champagne charlie

Marko

I’m not against sacking him if he’s not going to walk assisted in the summer, but there’s no need for it now.

He’s an Arsenal legend no matter the current emotional climate. You don’t operate that way to someone who’s given 20 years service. Personal feelings aside his faults are the fact he’s no longer good enough at his job. It’d be incredibly poor taste to dismiss him with 5 games of the season left.

Marko

so many hypocritical asswipes on Legrove,how many of you hafwits would honestly ‘walkaway’ from a 10M paying job?…but yet want Wenger to do same because a certain ‘clueless yank cvnt’ is negligent on his duty,truly pathetic Exactly the first time I’ll agree with victorious the first good thing he’s ever written and eloquently put too. Wenger isn’t going to walk away from the job and 10 million pounds so it’s clear that the “yank cunt” has to SACK him. So just to be clear victorious when he says negligent yank cunt and…Wenger is right he isn’t going to walk away… Read more »

Champagne charlie

Banford

That’s it, wind it firmly in. You and Michael could strike up a nice little friendship I imagine.

Akilan

Jo.ey fucking Barton finds a job blokes. In management. Meanwhile fourth tier clubs are busy rejecting “stupid”, “loud mouthed”, “having a chip on his shoulder” Sol Campbell.

Marko

I honestly wish I could kick this fucking blog up the arse. Nothing takes away the enthusiasm for argument more than a comment lost in the fucking wind.

UTarse

CC,
I was trying to explain that with a lot of wenger out fans its personal, he’s made out like a bandit, continually lied to us and hugely underperformed for the club and disrespected the fans hence the zero respect and gratitude I have towards him. You on the other hand just won’t go there and insist it’s Stan.

I tried.

Dissenter

If Arsenal has to treat Wenger with some special type of rarefied deference then surely Wenger has responsibility to return the same favor to Arsenal …by resigning and leaving with honor. Kroenke is clueless, lets stick to his stereotype; a billionaire American stuck on is godforsaken ranch hunting down near- extinct animals. He doesn’t care about the sport of the club. Surely the greater burden has to be on the manager who’s claimed all along that he loves” the club. There’s no punitive damage or restriction on Wenger’s contract that precludes him from bowing out. Give Kroenke all the grief… Read more »

Dissenter

Akilan “Jo.ey fucking Barton finds a job blokes. In management. Meanwhile fourth tier clubs are busy rejecting “stupid”, “loud mouthed”, “having a chip on his shoulder” Sol Campbell.” Please explain how Campbell has “chip on his shoulder” That’s the silly type of stereotype and soft bigotry that gets thrown at people that have the audacity to point out ills that everyone prefers to stick thier head in the sand about. What has Campbell ever done to have a “chip on his shoulder” besides being an outspoken black male talking about racism in the game The Barton story actually corroborates Campbell’s… Read more »

Champagne charlie

“That’s what SAF did even though he was still winning big stuff.“ There’s the difference. It’s easy to bow out whilst you’re winning, but it’s not so easy to walk away and leave things in a relative mess to your formative years. How about responsibility is divided to those accountable for their roles in the club instead of constantly making out Wenger is the only position worth considering? – Wenger needs to go because he’s not capable of delivering a competitive football team given the resources at hand. – Kroenke needs to go because he’s overseen a decline and done… Read more »

Dissenter

Anyone who thinks Wenger is hanging around for 10 million needs to stop thinking out their arse.
This is not about money for Wenger. It is about the fear of the after-life of football management. It is about what to do when cut off from being the cynosure of all eyes.
That argument of walking away from 10 million is a bogus one. It’s not about the money.

Elmo

Matt Law in The Telegraph claiming it’s all but a formality that Wenger is gone.

Suggests there is competition between each of Gazidis, Sanllehi and Mislintat as to who should be successor, that there is some sense of a power struggle as to which of the three will fill Big Weng’s power vacuum, and that the process of approaching candidates is being impacted by the perceived need to be respectful to Wenger.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/04/18/arsenal-split-want-succeed-arsene-wenger/

And yet he’ll still be here next season…

Bamford10

Matt Law of the Telegraph seems to have a bit of inside information. Hopefully. His piece below was published just a few hours ago and makes a number of important claims, including: Wenger will be replaced this summer; Mislintat, Sanllehi and Gazidis are leading the search for Wenger’s replacement; leading names at the moment are Luis Enrique, Julian Nagelsmann, Domenico Tedesco, Leonardo Jardim and Brendan Rodgers. Definitely worth reading.

“Arsenal split on who they want to succeed Arsene Wenger”
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/04/18/arsenal-split-want-succeed-arsene-wenger/

Bamford10

I guess we follow some of the same sources, Elmo. Cheers.

Bamford10

Dissenter Actually it’s really about his pride and his ego. Wenger is an immensely arrogant person; despite everything, he still thinks he is right, and he still thinks he can prove his critics wrong. And even if there is a little voice in his head telling him that he can’t turn things around, that his critics might be right, he would rather deny this and continue to fail at Arsenal than give his critics the pleasure of seeing him step aside or admit that he has been wrong. That is one thing Wenger will never, ever do. He will insist… Read more »

Bamford10

* sad

Champagne charlie

Me: “Who’s going to be responsible for scouting/selecting the new manager? Ivan ‘No better candidate than Wenger’ Gazidis?” Banford: “One, Sanllehi, obviously; he hired managers as DoF at Barcelona.” Telegraph article being cited above: “Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke will ultimately have the final say on who replaces Wenger and he will also listen to advice from his son Josh. But both Kroenke’s will rely heavily on the advice of Sanllehi, Mislintat and Gazidis. It is a similar scenario in terms of player recruitment with agents and middle men currently unsure who has casting vote in terms of summer transfer targets.”… Read more »

Bamford10

Champagne You said “scouting / selecting”, dipshit. All of the scouting is being done by Sanllehi, Mislintat and Gazidis, just as one would expect. That Kroenke will make the final decision — with their input and Josh’s input — is unsurprising. He’s the owner after all. However, all of the scouting will have been done by the others, and he’ll only be choosing from among the names they’ve provided him. So Sanllehi will be performing one of the key roles he was hired to perform, assisting in the selection of a new manager. Just as I said. You’re such a… Read more »

Emiratesstroller

I would imagine that any new Managerial Appointment will be made ultimately by Kroenke and/or his son, but presumably they will take advice from Gazidis and Sanllehi. I would not expect Mislinat to be involved in process although he may be consulted. Personally I would like to see Arsenal appoint a “hungry and youngish” manager preferably in 40-45 age range. There have been too many suggestions of more elderly/experienced managers based on historic success. Also I would like Arsenal to choose someone who is more of a coach than Wenger was and with a good football background. I made the… Read more »

TonyD

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TonyD

Make of this what you will, makes no sense to me if Wenger isn’t going to be fired because we know he won’t leave on his own accord.

“Patrick Vieira lined up to become Arsenal manager but Arsene Wenger will not be sacked even if he fails to lead club to Europa League triumph”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5631763/Arsenal-legend-Patrick-Vieira-lined-replace-Arsene-Wenger.html#ixzz5D5qEBbwq

Emiratesstroller

Tony D Wenger’s management career at Arsenal has to end, because to postpone it will not only impact on attendances, but also potentially on commercial sponsorship as Puma Contract ends next season. Reverting to what I wrote about player recruitment in first two years when Wenger arrived the club did not go overboard with incoming transfers. 1996-7 John Ludic [aged 36] Remi Garde [aged 30] Patrick Vieira [aged 21] Nicolas Anelka [18] 1997-8 Upson Grimaldi Boa Morte Mendez Overmars [aged 24] Petit [aged 27] Manninger Wreh However, rather like this season the club did make considerable clearout of deadwood with… Read more »

Emiratesstroller

Hartson not Harrison

UTarse

Que sera sera,
Whatever will be will be,
We’re battling for 6th with Burnley,
Que sera sera.

TonyD

ES I’ve been posting for a long time about the loss of or reduction in sponsorship deals by keeping Wenger. What’s also important is the loss of branding world wide particularly the younger generation of new supporters from the age of around 7 onwards that are not going to be following Arsenal. Today’s younger generations are more inclined to make their own minds up who to support: they have much more access to the sport from the Internet/TV than earlier generations. Therefore, not so many kids today follow family generations in staying with a club supported by their fathers and… Read more »

alexanderhenry

Lets get real chaps, wenger’s not getting fired this season whether he deserves it or not.

Kroenke and the Board will try and get him to resign. If he won’t go of his own accord, they’ll have to sack him.

alexanderhenry

TonyD

‘Not only should Wenger go now but also Gazidis and the old BoD cronies. Then if Kroenke proves to continue to be a problem, he should be hounded out as well.’

I agree, but that’s wishful thinking I’m afraid. We’re stuck with Stan and co unless the club starts losing money.
It’s difficult to ‘hound’ a man who doesn’t live here, doesn’t ever say anything and doesn’t have any input apart from repeatedly hiring the wrong people and insisting on self sustainability.

Also, there is the possibility that they might get it right post wenger.

Leftsidesanch

Well I see he’s already up to his excuses about incomings with it being a World cup year and all.

Emiratesstroller

Tony D There is no question that at the beginning of 21st Century Arsenal were in a very strong position to MATCH Manchester United as the major football club in UK. The club were producing results, recruiting some of the best players, had built a state of the art training ground and were in process of building a 60,000 + stadium. So one may ask what went wrong with the club’s plans to become a dominant force in EPL and European Football? I think that our demise is a combination of bad luck and poor decisions. 1. David Dein went… Read more »

TonyD

A14 or Northern Goon?
Same shit different day from you.

There was another successful CEO who Wenger didn’t want. Perhaps he was an ex United guy. I just can’t remember, which is why I said I think.

I know intelligence is beyond you but try to read all posts people write and understand the context of what is being said.

Work at it you might get there. You’ve probably got 3 years before Wenger departs so there’s a small chance maybe.

Probably not, though.

Victorious

TinyD
“I know intelligence is beyond you but try to read all posts people write and understand the context of what is being said.”

Says the guy who rarely or ever write/constructs anything reasonable himself except to copy and paste tedious BS from Daily shit.

UTarse

fuck me you couldn’t make up the “characters” on here !

Michael24

Patrick Vieira being talked up again.

I’d go for that.

UTarse

But first just one more from Arsene Wenger when asked if he was concerned about low attendances at home games. “We are sold out in every single game so I don’t know what the problem is at the moment. ‘With our numbers and how much people want to renew tickets, I don’t believe we have a major problem. The biggest problem is not being in a position to challenge for the title.” If the Wenger apologists don’t see this as arrogance or an insult to even the most limited IQ, then our beloved club will be suffering a further decline… Read more »

Bamford10

Alexanderhenry

Thanks for that article, except that both Elmo and I had already shared that article on the previous page. Do you not read prior comments before posting your own? If so, that actually would explain a number of things. Good to see your view is changing, though. Cheers.

Michael24

UTarse

Decided to give it a rest today in regards to my Wenger rants…………….Then you had to spoil it!

Best to leave it the Wenger purists to analyse this one as I don’t have the relevant “IQ” to deal with it.

Bamford10

UT

Good post. It is comments like that one that reveal Wenger’s utter contempt for the supporters, for the public, for the truth. In his mind, he can ignore all of that, spout utter nonsense and smile. After all, he is Arsene Wenger. This is precisely why he deserves no one’s respect or good will, regardless of what he achieved 14+ years ago. What is he today? An utter scoundrel.

OleGunner

UTArse, Despicable comments from Wenger once again. Part of why I’ve not watched him do an interview (apart from the insanity that was next level is the next level is the next level with Jake Humphrey) for years. He really does like to bury his head in the sand. There could be one person in the stadium and he’d still refuse to accept why its empty, blaming it on the weather or some sort. He has also played his hand by saying the seats are already sold, showing that he doesn’t give fuck as the money is already taken in.… Read more »

Champagne charlie

“Thanks for that article, except that both Elmo and I had already shared that article on the previous page. Do you not read prior comments before posting your own?“ You really are an insufferable prick. Matt Law if the Telegraph wrote the article, you don’t have some ownership over it you imbecile. Alex posted it because he ducking wanted to cite it and give his opinion on it. Doesn’t need your input or pathetic quip about having already posted it like it’s some competition. You really do nibble at his ankles incessantly. Oh, and you were wrong about Sanllehi being… Read more »

David Smith

Wengers decline looks to me to be exponential. If the board or maybe the owners priority is loyalty or a dignified exit for Wenger, if they drag their heels and he stays, this club is going to find itself in a whole world of pain. This manager, as his decline accelerates could relegate this team at worst, mid table at best, he really is that bad. Its only decent players who have kept the team where it has been in recent years. If Stan Kroenke, and it will be Stan Kroenke, puts one declining man over the future of the… Read more »

alexanderhenry

CC

Quite right.
Unlike others on here I don’t have the time or desire to read through every single post, or insult posters at every opportunity in order to satisfy a somewhat pathological and creepy need for attention.

Those who do, need to get out more. Or seek professional, medical help. I’ve heard prozac is a good option.

Anyway,

I’ve already wasted five minutes of my precious life even addressing this.

The good news is that it appears as if the pressures is mounting. The typical ‘do nothing, say nothing’ Arsenal approach won’t work this time.

Samesong

I’m feeling positive today.

Emirates stadium OUT
Fans OUT
Wenger OUT
Board OUT
GUNNERSAURAUS IN!!!!!

alexanderhenry

DS ‘Stan and Wenger are close to wrecking a club that still, for now has a lot of potential, stadium, decent people behind the scenes, good finances, good players, now Wenger has been told to butt out, things going well at youth and academy level, but get it wrong this summer and it may be a very long time before the club comes out of it, in that event, will probably need a new investor.’ Yes, that’s pretty much the state of play. The frustrating thing for me is that unlike say Newcastle, Arsenal fc even in its current state… Read more »

Bamford10

Champagne One, I didn’t say Sanllehi would “pick” the next manager; I said he would scout and help to select the next manager. Indeed, that’s precisely one of the roles he was hired to perform. And I made my comment on this point in reply to your silly quip about Gazidis (and Gazidis alone) being charged with identifying the next manager, a comment which seemed to suggest you had no idea that Arsenal had hired Raul Sanllehi, former Director of Football at Barcelona. Two, my point about Alexanderhenry’s post was that two posters had already shared that same article, making… Read more »

PhD07

Champagne charlieApril 19, 2018 09:48:39
Oh my gosh,this is beyond pathetic.There is something clearly wrong with him.
He’s emotionally and psychologically stunted.

Now the justification for having a go at AH over posting a link.
incredible.Could not make it up.

I’m done and I’m out.

Samesong

The Bamford and Champagne show is dominating this blog too much now. Too much tic for tac going on. Why don’ you guys just ignore each other?

Bamford10

Wow. Now Alexanderhenry is throwing around clinical depression / take your meds insults. Interesting.

I thought you would be above that kind of thing, Alexander.

And you made this quip, btw, to try to excuse the fact that you don’t really follow the discussion on Le Grove; you just come here to post your latest thoughts and move on.

No wonder you have long been so oblivious to certain basic facts at Arsenal.

Bamford10

Samesong

Don’t worry. I’m going to leave it there. Cheers.

Carts

Guys, seriously, the bickering is fucking annoying beyond comprehension, now.

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The FA has decided to ban Marcos Alonso for three matches on account of that stomp he gave to Shane Long’s achilles tendon. Good decision.

PhD07
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Mhikitaryan could be available for Atletico, which would be helpful. Reports, also, that Wilshere has told friends that he will reject Arsenal’s offer and move elsewhere this summer. That is fine.

Rambo Ramsey

‘The FA has decided to ban Marcos Alonso for three matches on account of that stomp he gave to Shane Long’s achilles tendon. Good decision.’

What has this gotta do with the topics being discussed?

Try and follow up rather than budging in, adding totally unrelated matter and ruining the discourse.

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Rambo

The discussion here is wide-ranging and can involve a great many different football matters. Just skip a post if it isn’t of interest to you.

Victorious

“The Bamford and Champagne show is dominating this blog too much now. Too much tic for tac going on. Why don’ you guys just ignore each other?”

Leave them be,its quite the only entertaining back and forth I look forward to everyday.never a dull moment with those two,would rather read them than hurt my eyes with the balderdash, utASS,Tony,Micheal etc would have us go through everyday

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Northerngoon/A14 is going to last a long time this time around, I see.

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New post.