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After a pretty drab start to the World Cup, things warmed up nicely yesterday when we witnessed Ronaldo take his game to laser sharp levels of precision, carrying his Portugal team to a 3-3 draw. I have to say, who knows what the f*ck De Gea was up to yesterday, letting a fairly standard shot slip past him, then presenting one of the greatest with all the space he needed for that freekick was careless. I wish he’d play like that Against Arsenal.

This morning we saw France start with a win against Austrailia, goal line tech stepping in to make sure the good goals are counted. I took in the Iceland vs Argentina game. What a performance from the Europeans. Some of the most handsome warriors at the World Cup kept Messi and co at bay for the most part with a deep block so aggressive and tight, I think Tony Pulis may have fondled himself if he were watching. Messi looked very off his game. I don’t understand why a team as ripped with talent as his feels the need to play in such a subservient manner their star man. He was particularly listless. He doesn’t even look like he’s enjoying himself.

Back on home turf, Arsenal announced that Granit Xhaka has signed a new deal with the club, Emery called him a total baller with great hair. If the manager wants him, we have to give the Swiss a 3rd season to break through and shine. I’m not quite sure why there’s so much love for him. I mean, he passes well, but so did Denilson. I have genuinely never seen a player make so many unforced errors in a season. I think he lacks pace and he’s easily rustled.

Still, if Emery has a different vision for him, I’m game to be proved wrong. Xhaka is used to playing in a very disciplined system, he used to play under Favre who’d stop a session if you were half a yard out of position. Emery is that kind of coach.

Looking at the type of midfielders we’re trying to sign, I’m struggling to work out how we fit them all into a system?

Are we going to play a diamond midfield, Torreira at the base, Xhaka and Ramsey in front, with Ozil at the top? With two strikers? Or will we opt for something different, with Xhaka and Torreira? Or will Xhaka be a squad player?

I have no idea… I mean, it’s not like we need just one system these days…

One player rumoured to be off is Jack Wilshere. John Cross reckons he’s done and not part of Emery’s plans. He says he was offered £110k a week, that could rise to £175k if he plays and wins. Mad cash for a player who has stagnated over the years. Still, maybe he could find himself replacing Torreira at Sampdoria? Anyway, good luck to him whatever he does.

The young centre back we’re all yearning for looks like it could be Caglar. His old president had this to say.

“Caglar Soyuncu is set to join Arsenal,”

“Of course we would make a cut from the transfer if he joins Arsenal.

“Arsenal asked us for data on his time at the club, we have put something together for them which will be handed over.”

With his agent saying this…

“Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund”

I hope young Caglar is cool with his data being breached like that…

Right, that’s all I have time for today, see you tomorrow!

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  1. Carts

    “Yes Kroos, Kimmich, Khedira are all a tad overrated. Dembele of Spurs when fit is twice the player Kroos is.”

    I care very little for Khedira. Kimmich has been operating as a RB for two years, now; and Kroos’ consistency is matched by only a select few.

    To then add Dembele into the equation, caveated with “when fit” is a lame argument to even begin with.

  2. Marko

    Wenger misused him

    Either the Swiss coach is misusing him or he doesn’t follow instructions cause his position isn’t that of a deep lying playmaker he’s too high up at times and he wanders. He might have a disability I don’t know

  3. Paulinho

    Anyway, just like two years ago in the Euros, we can put to bed the myth Xhaka plays ‘amazingly well’ for Switzerland in their system.

    He’s exactly the same plodder as he is for Arsenal.

  4. Marko

    He’s not too high up. He’s never close to the CF and never too far from defense

    He’s gotten ahead of the ball plenty of times while Behrami sits. He’s clueless. You don’t have to be close to be close to the CF to be too high up. Is he a deep lying playmaker or what? And where does a deep lying playmaker play? Exactly ahead of the ball

  5. Bamford10

    You see, Coutinho and Neymar see one another, are in tune with one another, have chemistry. But the same is not true with Gabriel Jesus. However, Firmino is the kind of intelligent, play-in-combination player who would also be on the same page with Coutinho and Neymar. That’s why he might be better, IMO.

  6. Ishola70

    TR7
    “No Joga Bonito from Brazil since Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rivaldo days.”

    lol

    the last truly jogo bonito Brazilian side was Mexico 86.

    These Brazilian fanboys live in a time warp.

  7. Paulinho

    Sanmi – Switzerland have been shit. Brazil have been shit.

    No one has played well.

    Bahrami is 33 and on a yellow card.

  8. Marko

    He’s exactly the same plodder as he is for Arsenal

    No no they’ll say that’s his role he’s supposed to plod

  9. Wenker-wanger

    Xhaka is quite good when he hasn’t got the ball and he isn’t trying to make a rash tackle.
    Tbh, he is not even half as effective as behrami.
    The fckin idiot that claims xhaka is controlling the game must be on something..
    The only thing Xhaka is controlling is his usual rash tackling.

  10. London gunner

    Bamford

    Also coutinho has a lot of games and training sessions together from their Liverpool days. Fluency and chemistry.

  11. champagne charlie

    I guess Xhaka is pulling the wool over the eyes of managers at the games elite end, but good to know he doesn’t fool some heroes on Le Grove.

    A couple of you are clearly in the wrong job wouldn’t you say?

  12. Paulinho

    I feel like Coutinho is afraid to be too individualistic lest he be seen to be putting Neymar in the shade.

    Forget Neymar Phillipe, go for it and show how good you are.

  13. TR7

    Xhaka making 2-3 good long passes to a wing player is nothing new. He did make 2 good ones to Shaqiri but that’s not tempo controlling. People always fall for those long passes ignoring everything else.

  14. Sanmi

    Did you just see that?
    They put up xhaka number for substitution, he was damn sure he can’t be him. And they corrected it.

    They all knew damn well he’s playing his role well

  15. London gunner

    Neymar is nowhere near hundred percent yet one hopes and believes he will improve in this world cup

  16. Marko

    I guess Xhaka is pulling the wool over the eyes of managers at the games elite end

    Who? Not Wenger surely. And the Swiss manager? They’ve got a small pool to pick from I mean Dzemailli still plays for them and their starting RB is 34 they’re not a great footballing nation. Their best player just got relegated with Stoke. I can’t speak for his former manager at Gladbach he might have been elite

  17. Bamford10

    Xhaka does two things: one, make passes — mostly backwards or sideways — that any midfielder on the planet could make; two, make mistakes both with the ball and without the ball.

    He is just not a top footballer. Sorry.

    And when Emery eventually sees this and replaces him in the starting XI with someone better, we expect “we-got-it-wrongs” from all of his silly supporters.

  18. champagne charlie

    London

    Nothing much gets past you clearly, except you’re one of those happy to chirp up with ‘sideways merchant’ and the like with Xhaka despite the stats disproving that.

    So what should be relied upon? Infinite wisdom of the Le grove oracle trust?

  19. Sanmi

    Bamford

    I said it from day one where emery was appointed. Seeing the way his teams played. Xhaka is nailed on a starter

  20. Paulinho

    Xhaka plays plenty of forward passes. He just waits until the receiving player drops deeps towards him before playing it.

    His success rate when passing into congestion is very hit and miss.

  21. Marko

    The same player that has won the Champs league?

    Shaqiri did? Good for him he also got relegated at Stoke

  22. champagne charlie

    “Xhaka does two things: one, make passes — mostly backwards or sideways ”

    Granit Xhaka, in the English Premier League, has scored one goal this season, creating 39 chances and seven assists. Granit Xhaka has completed 2509 passes this season with a pass accuracy of 87%, of which 73% were forward passes. – Squawka

    73% forward, but “mostly sideways and backward” so says the keeper of knowledge.

  23. Marko

    Xhaka plays plenty of forward passes. He just waits until the receiving player drops deeps towards him before playing it

    Very true. His passing stats are very deceptive and that’s his only saving grace. Cause if you watch him you see what he is and what he isn’t.

  24. Bamford10

    London

    Yep. Chemistry. And then you could bring on Gabriel Jesus late in games because his quickness and pace would be good against tired legs.

  25. Dissenter

    This Xhaka bashing is not borne out of reality, just a herd mentality.
    It’s the. classical mass hysteria effect. It’s predictable and boring.

  26. Marko

    Granit Xhaka has completed 2509 passes this season with a pass accuracy of 87%, of which 73% were forward passes

    So 5 yards ahead counts as a forward pass. So what. Tell us about his defensive stats there his errors leading to goals. What’s it 7? 10 these days?

  27. Sanmi

    It’s not surprising the only football qualities English men recognize is pace and robustness.
    Xhaka is a very good player. He needs a kante beside him

  28. Marko

    This Xhaka bashing is not borne out of reality, just a herd mentality.
    It’s the. classical mass hysteria effect. It’s predictable and boring

    It’s absolutely reality. But you’re right it’s boring and predictable much like the Ramsey stuff. But facts are facts this is without doubt the worst group of midfielders we’ve had in years. They’re both shite

  29. Dissenter

    Xhaka just co-captained/captained a team that held Brazil to pot-shots.
    Yet Xhaka will still get the le-grove nonsensical abuse.
    You people need to give it a break. Xhaka had a very good game.

  30. Marko

    Marko
    Playing xhaka as dm was wengers error

    True. Not exactly good in whatever role it is he plays for Switzerland either

  31. champagne charlie

    Marko

    Why don’t you qualify your own statements?

    I’ve told you the value Xhaka brings being a deep playmaker, how he’s our technical authority in midfield initiating attacks and passing through the lines.

    You’ve got so much of a fixation with him defensively, it’s like you consider him the only responsibility for defending in the side. He averages 3 defensive actions a game and made 4 defensive errors in the season according to Squawka.

  32. Dissenter

    I’m looking forward to seeking Xhaka play at Arsenal; in a different team from the one fashioned by the former manager who famously thought he was a box got box midfielder.

  33. London gunner

    CC

    The much derided otamendi

    Has passing stats of 92 percebr accuracy and 76 percebr forward passes whilst also completing more passes.

    When you have the time to make a pass it makes you look better than you are and it doesn’t change the fact he is a lemon on he ball can’t cope with the press and can’t make those passes under pressure like alonso or especially pirlo could.

  34. alexanderhenry

    It’s early but so far I think Spain are my favourites.
    They can still do all the tiki taka stuff but with Costa up front they have other options.

  35. London gunner

    Dissenters

    But he didn’t, that’s the thing when xhaka doesn’t make a glaring mistake it’s seen as a very good game.

    Behrami had a great game and as soon as he came off swizz started being opened up.

  36. Receding hairline

    @ Dissenter

    I just don’t understand it. What exactly has Xhaka done to some posters on here. He didn’t put a foot wrong against Brazil yet if u read through here u would think he had a stinker

    I just don’t get the hatred.

  37. Dissenter

    “People that think Busquet is over rated. What do I expect”

    The Bosquet-is-overrated people are also rabid anti-Xhaka posters.

  38. Ishola70

    Let’s ask these Xjaka defenders a few simple questions.

    Before we get to these simple questions it needs to be pointed out that Unai Emery has made errors on player judgements in the past and will do so again like every other football manager has. Also eradicating Wenger failings in the team cannot bedone overnight. Just because the man leaves doesn’t mean all his baggage leaves with him.

    Now onto the simple questions.

    1. What has been seen as Arsenal’s most serious failing(s) as a football team for a good while now?

    2. What do the Xjaka critics most slate the player for? What aspects of his game do his critics bang on about the most and have the most serious concerns with?

    3. If questions 1 & 2 are answered truthfully why do people insist and want Xjaka in the Arsenal first XI?

  39. Coach 15

    ‘I suppose you lot thinks henderson is a better CM THAN xhaka‘

    Now now,no need to resort to insults.

  40. Sanmi

    LG
    A deep lying playmaker’s ability to cope with press is dependent on his team mates showing up for passes early. Pirlo couldn’t either that’s why he always come deep to evade the presses. That’s why they are called deep lying.

    Zola, just said it better now, ‘xhaka and Behrami had a very good game’.. you know better than him?

  41. London gunner

    Actually I rate busquets. The fact you mention him in the same sentence as xhaka is madness. Xhaka isn’t fit to tie his laces. They aren’t comparable and leagues apart in quality.

  42. mysticleaves

    All you Xhaka haters should hang your head in shame. Xhaka had a better season individually than some of the midfielders you are asking for us to buy. Just because he plays for us doesn’t make him bad.

    I am yet to see a player Bamford likes at Arsenal. Marko the same thing. Paulinho likes Ramsey and Welbeck lol. Ishola can say nothing right about any of our players. It’s just fucking crazy.

  43. Sanmi

    Ishola
    Xhaka critics are football.novices.

    How many tackles does Pirlo do? How many challenges? How many through passes?
    He dictates tempo period.

  44. Dissenter

    Brazil were reduced to taking long range shots, one of which was superb and crept in beyond the goalie.
    Xhaka did his job, it may not have looked pleasant to the eyes.

  45. Henry Root

    I thought this was an Arsenal site. It is full of negativity and hatefulness towards Arsenal players. What a very weird group has been assembled here.A group of Arsenal haters who’ve never been inside the ground …or even thought about it.
    I live and breathe the club but just don’t recognise the feelings I sense among this bitterness

  46. London gunner

    Sanmi

    Yes I have my own opinion I don’t mindless follow everything a pundit says on TV.

    Have none of you heard of appeal authority fallacy. Jheeez

    Pirlo certainly could avoid the press. Not a quick player like xhaka but had the agility and on the ball skills to evade and side step. The press before delivering the lethal long pass noone else spotted.

    Xhaka is a lumbering Oaf who can spray an obvious long pass to the wings like even rooney

  47. champagne charlie

    London

    “Much derided Otamendi” – nice attempt to undermine the statistical relevance.

    Might have had a point a couple of seasons ago, but Otamendi was arguably the best CB in the league this season. That came from Pep coaching and defining the role he has to the team. Funny that

  48. London gunner

    Henry

    Grow a pair mate. It’s an arsenal blog we are bound to speak about the short comings of some of are worst players. This isn’t North Korea where we have to walk around with painted smiles on.

  49. Sanmi

    Xhaka is.good period
    Same with Ramsey
    Same with ozil

    All they needed was better coaching and playing them in their right roles

  50. Bob N16

    Now Wenger’s finally gone there’s a group on here who now get their slagging off quota, by having a go at Arsenal players who are playing in the World Cup. Welbeck will be next but Elneny, Xhaka and Iwobi have already received loads. Should we be surprised? Probably not! Must admit I was really hoping Xhaka would get one of his occasional screamers in the top corner.

    Like Alexander, I’m rooting for the Arsenal players to impress. A Welbeck hat trick will see his transfer value go up nicely! (back handed compliment, I appreciate).

  51. champagne charlie

    Coach/Hillwood

    Who are you guys fancying in this last round?

    Koepka still doing his bit. Reed looking ominous too..

  52. Dissenter

    I like Gareth Southgate, regardless of how the tourney goes for England.
    He’s smart, brave and very decisive.

  53. Ishola70

    The Xjaka defenders do not want to answer the simple questions above.

    Let’s answer for them then.

    1. One of Arsenal’s most serious failings regarding the team down the years is weakness off the ball.

    2. Xjaka critics slate the player most for his off the ball weaknesses. This is their biggest concern about the player. This is only elevated these concerns because of the position Xjaka plays in the team in front of the defence,

    3. This is why Xjaka crtics do not want Xjaka in the team. Why do you want him in the team for?

  54. Sanmi

    If you must play a deep playmaker, you will.need a destroyer next to him.
    Pirlo+Gattuso
    Matic+kante (not so much)
    Alonso+macherano

  55. Marko

    You’ve got so much of a fixation with him defensively, it’s like you consider him the only responsibility for defending in the side

    Not true I’m very critical of how shite Ramsey is defensively. And so are you but not regards to Xhaka you seem to pass the buck with him but not with Ramsey. And again he’s a deep lying playmaker who tends to drift all over the place. At least admit he’s a bit thick

  56. London gunner

    CC

    So is otamendi a glorious playmaker now because he can pass under pressure.

    Xhaka is too limited and can’t work under too many conditions and has an assortment of weaknesses that’s the issue we have with him.

    I expect him to improve under emery6among other players but we can still do better. A club which should despite are current status have ambitions as a Premier league winning/contending club needs quality in the middle in the spine not Everton level players

  57. Ishola70

    Xjaka is baggage left over by Wenger.

    Unai will eventually clean the house,

    Can’t be done overnight.

  58. Sanmi

    Ishola
    That was wengers problem. Playing Ramsey next to him.
    Pirlo don’t go chasing the ball or trying to recover balls.
    Same with Alonso or even Paul scholes

  59. London gunner

    “I like Gareth Southgate, regardless of how the tourney goes for England.
    He’s smart, brave and very decisive”

    Too early to be saying this

  60. Ishola70

    Let’s get it right about Xjaka.

    If Unai truly wants a pressing team all over the pitch than Xjaka is in trouble.

    He is useless at the press 95% of the time.

  61. Dissenter

    London,
    Southgate has given his team clarity and helped to address some of the jitters England typically have in big tournaments.
    He ditched a lot of familiar baggage like the failing starting goalie and crocks like Wilshere.
    He’s even announced his starting eleven already, that’s decisiveness.
    Like I said…regardless of how England performs, he has my respect.

  62. Coach 15

    CC
    I’ve a feeling Reed may make it back to back majors,though it’s a tuff call,DJ and Koepka in the mix.
    Though would love tommy to nick it,in the club house with a 63 @+2

    Who’s your buck on?

  63. mysticleaves

    “Pirlo certainly could avoid the press”

    lol. when pirlo was making you cum no Italian side was playing with the press. Pirlo has been the biggest fraud of the 21st century football.

    When he played higher up in Milan either as a left midfielder or as a CAM he was gash and inefficient.

  64. Bamford10

    Interesting. Brazil are loaded with quality and athleticism, but in the end they didn’t look all that convincing. They will improve, I’m sure, but at the moment I think Brazil, Germany, Spain and Portugal are all at a comparable level and can all win the whole thing. I think it will depend on who improves the most over the next couple of weeks, who makes the right selection changes, and who comes together as a collective best.

    Further, I might argue that Spain has looked the best of these four. If I were to revise my pick right now re who will win the whole thing, I might select Spain rather than Germany. I want to watch Germany play one more match, though, before I do that.

    Good on Switzerland, btw, for getting a hard-fought result. They played well.

  65. Bob N16

    Redtruth , Xhaka ‘what he can do’ is play for his adopted country in the World Cup and play every game for Arsenal last season, earn probably £5 million a year, setting his family up comfortably for a generation or two.

    What the f**k do you do apart from slag people off on here day in day out. You are a miserable individual. Don’t forget the red font for your name, quite a signature!

  66. Dissenter

    Ishola
    “Xjaka is baggage left over by Wenger.Unai will eventually clean the house,Can’t be done overnight.”

    That’s another rigidly held fixation that’s devoid of reality awareness.
    Xhaka just got his contract enhanced. Have you considered the alternative; Emery rates him and is building a system that uses his strengths better?

    Think of it for a minute and don’t wander off without a GPS chip 🙂

  67. champagne charlie

    coach

    Tommy is laughing right now isn’t he? unreal golf.

    I’ll stick with Koepka, but I fancy a Monday finish. Or did they scrap that for reg extra holes?

  68. Receding hairline

    If unai wants a pressing team Xhaka is in trouble.

    Yet you appear more worried over it than the player himself who happily signed a new deal. Guess no one has told him he is on trouble

    This obsession is weird. You really need to get over it

  69. Ishola70

    Dissenter

    Xjaka got a pay rise because Wenger picked him every week previously.

    His contract was long enough before this latest one.

    What do you think of the Emery press?

    Do you see Xjaka being effective in the ultimate Emery team press? lolz

  70. champagne charlie

    mystic dont offend the keeper of knowledge by saying sensible things. Pirlo was totally ineffective further forward than when he sat, you’re spot on.

  71. Dissenter

    My Mexican colleague just sent a group text; he’s buying us all a free lunch tomorrow.
    Long may it continue, lots of gourmet rewards to come this month.

  72. Dissenter

    Ishola
    You’re watering off too much

    “Xjaka got a pay rise because Wenger picked him every week previously.”

    Nope. The extended and enhanced deal was from the new regime; Emery, Sanlehi and Mislintat who would have looked at the squad and determined which players have to be kept at all costs.

    The press?
    Lets wait and see. Most effective pressing is from the front, it’s the forward players and central midfielder that do more of the pressing which is why we have Torriera.

  73. Paulinho

    Pirlo was a complete one-off.

    Simply can’t compare anyone to him. Had eyes on the back of his head. The way he used to ‘lose’ markers with a subtle dummy was one of the finest sights in football.

  74. Coach 15

    CC
    Not sure about a Monday finish,seems there are birdies to be had on the back 9.

    Keopka goes 2 clear as reed unravels…..

    Sort your woman Hillwood. 🙂

  75. Ishola70

    Dissenter

    So you are basically saying you want Xjaka exempt from the team press?

    I don’t blame you because he is hopeless at at it. But it will only give of the stench again of a luxury player.

    As said before Arsenal weakness down the years has been off the ball weakness. Xjaka is a player that has weakness of the ball. This is very concerning this weakness because of the position he plays in front of the defence.

    But you say don’t worry about that he is a good player. Forget about his off the ball weakness. Other players will cover him. Well Dissenter Xjaka will not be covered enough unfortunately because of the position he plays. He will be tested out defensively enough times.

    It’s very simple and clear really why there are plenty that want him out of the first team.

    This also has to do with the argument over Wenger principles and philosophy and Xjaka is a hangover from that. Too much focus on what the player can do on the ball , disregard for off the ball weaknesses.

  76. Brooklyn

    At the start of game Xhaka was playing deepest of the midfield. Midway through first half, seeing Brahimi was doing good job on Neymar, who was basically playing as second forward from wide position, Brahimi stayed deep on right side of defence, almost a 3rd center half, and that’s why Xhaka started playing ahead of ball. Like Khedira does for Germany, basically what Paulinho admires of Ramsey, but Ramsey is far more dynamic at finding spaces and Xhaka far better at controlling tempo/passing ball around(and also on slow side physically).

    But all the possession of Switzerland came from their left side(at the beginning when they slowly took the game away from Brazil), through Xhaka and Rodriguez who slowly pulled game away from Brazil. Slowly they pulled all 3 of Brazil’s midfield to press them allowing all the free time for Shaqiri to attack Marcelo one on one as Neymar is never helping out LB.

  77. Brooklyn

    Thanks Charlie,
    Also, we got to see why Xhaka needs another player alongside him. Any decent dribbler could knock ball past him and he is free to run at back 3-4. But Xhaka is rarely out of position defensively. Since he has extended contract, and with someone like Torreira beside him, hopefully we will see less of his brain farts.

    Also the way we play with both wing backs playing ahead of ball, 2 holding/defensive mids are necessary.

    As much as another defensive type midfielder will help Xhaka, Xhaka will help that defensive mid too, in the sense that new defensive player won’t have to cover lots of ground himself and also he won’t have too much pressure to build from back.

  78. Carts

    If Emery can drill Xhaka — Torreria — Ramsey then I think we could have a high work ethic midfield. I’ll have to see how things progress/ transition over the first half season.

    Then it’ll essentially boil down to what happens with Ramsey

  79. London gunner

    Mystic

    So Pirlo is a Fraud and xhaka isn’t. Rightttt

    You have just been exposed as a complete moron who completely overrates players as long as they have an arsenal shirt

  80. Brooklyn

    Carts,
    I think the midfield of Xhaka-Torreira-Ramsey will boil down to what happens with Ozil. If you are implying in terms of signing new contract then you are right.

    Also in that midfield Ramsey will need to improve his on ball technical skills since he will be furthest forward and we will try playing possession football. Ramsey has absolute shit of a first touch passing technique to start with.

  81. Graham62

    Ishola70

    Your fixation with Xhaka is driving me mad.

    Remember, we have a new manager.

    Please stop moaning and cut back on the Red Bull.

  82. London gunner

    Paul

    “Had eyes on the back of his head. The way he used to ‘lose’ markers with a subtle dummy was one of the finest sights in football”

    We disagree on a lot but this was very well put

  83. Ishola70

    Graham

    You are as much a Wenger obsessive.

    What makes your stance on Xjaka funny is that Xjaka is a hangover from your own obsession.

  84. Brooklyn

    Red,
    If you think only way to reach best is your way. Maybe you should search for other possibilities, in Arsenal context that they can’t buy all the best player available around.

  85. tee

    Graham62
    June 17, 2018 22:02:25
    Ishola70
    Your fixation with Xhaka is driving me mad.
    Remember, we have a new manager.
    Please stop moaning and cut back on the Red Bull.

    OMG! you mean the toddler can’t handle it. any wonder he has been on the Xhaka case like tomorrow never come.

    I sometimes wonder if he has had a horrible encounter with xhaka cos all his posts depict nothing but hatred towards Xhaka.

  86. Ishola70

    Redtruth
    “We want what’s best for Arsenal hence the vitriol towards Xhaka”

    No.

    Wave those poms-poms. Ignore what is staring you in the face.

    And remember Unai walks on water at this time. Faultless as manager of Arsenal. He’s personally endorsed Xjaka.

    Also remember that Xjaka is team captain of the powerhouse nation that is known as La Suisse.

  87. Coach 15

    Come on Tommy,keopka has made a couple of great par saves last few holes..
    Finua swing effortless,but my favourite swing is Oosthuizen.

    CC
    Can’t see beyond your man at this point.

  88. Marko

    Ishola it is but he’s an elite manager who’s got the best out of Granit so he knows what he’s talking about

  89. champagne charlie

    Coach

    yea Louis is a delight too. Brooks has had a couple of massive pars, that could seal it for him. Such a pure player at full tilt, no weaknesses.

  90. Marko

    Marko lapping up fake quotes twitter serves up like an addict on a club floor

    He was on tv saying them. I suppose it is fake

  91. champagne charlie

    Marko

    You can provide the video clip then as sat neared in 2018…

    All the banter being reserved for how you now bow to the words of a man you spent years belittling. Suits you sir, suits you.

  92. Guns of SF

    Arsenal players highly unimpressive this WC
    Elneney probably the best
    Ozil shit
    Torreira not enough time to judge
    Xhaaka shit a pussy
    Lichsteiner- get ready for more of that injured on the pitch stuff
    JUST utter BS

  93. Marko

    You can provide the video clip then as sat neared in 2018…All the banter being reserved for how you now bow to the words of a man you spent years belittling. Suits you sir, suits you

    I will if I find it. But sure if he was saying good things about him I’m sure you’d be mentioning it after all he’s one of those elite managers who rate Xhaka… apparently

  94. McBright is Wright

    If Arsenal was a stock broken…marketing…banking…advertising…broadcasting…or whatever firm, my question for all you Xhaka hater is: would you be working at Arsenal? are you already excelling in your chosen endeavours? Will you ever work at an elite
    organisation? if you already are, was it a mistake? if not Xhaka playing for an elite like Arsenal, agree or not, is not a privilage. he has got it in him. yes, can do better.

  95. Guns of SF

    BTW
    Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out here.
    Just spent time on the grill eating some good tacos… viva mexico!

  96. Coach 15

    ‘A group of Arsenal haters who’ve never been inside the ground …or even thought about it.’

    Have a day off,don’t lump us all in with the Jonny come lately foreign legion.