Arsenal stutter as rivals make BIG moves

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Arsenal fans going through the meat grinder today.

Spurs are about the drop £70m on Ndombele, one of the best young midfielders in the world. United have landed Waan Bissaka for £50m. TEARS ALL OVER THE STATION FLOOR.

Meanwhile, David Ornstein has Arsenal out here contemplating selling Auba to find Wilfried Zaha (Palace trying to remove his sell on clause whilst negotiating with United), whilst also chasing Saliba and Tierney.

I’m not that fussed about losing Auba, he’s a very well paid 29-year old I’m not sure we have the luxury of having at this stage of our decline, certainly not if we’re going to have to up his salary. However, those goals are going to need to come from somewhere and it’s a huge ask to expect Zaha to double his output this season. Or are we thinking about giving Eddie a more senior role?

Unless the manager thinks the whole system lacked a good wide player, which will make the entire team score more goals. I mean, he could think that catching X on the overlap just needs better parts… in that case, I really am worried.

It’s frustrating to read around some of the Arsenal accounts trying to find reasons as to our decline when it’s been staring them in the face for years.

No club in the world has consistently made more bad decisions than Arsenal over the past 5 years.

We were way ahead of Spurs and Liverpool 5 years and we’ve blown our lead by giving £350m to a busted manager who spent it in a half-arsed way, we’ve given contracts to players that didn’t deserve them, we hoarded players and lost them for nothing, failed to give actual talent deals quick enough, refused to move our wage bill to one that was more meritocratic, gave Wenger a new deal despite him being on life support, sacked him and spent £17m to undo the mistake, then doubled down on our mistake by hiring in a head coach that has managed to make the whole scenario worse.

It’s even starting to look like we’ve blown a whole summer waiting for Edu to arrive at the club.

We don’t stop doing making the wrong moves.

Still, the one thing you can take from all of this… success isn’t permanent. Things can south pretty quickly in world football. They can also move north pretty quickly.

If Edu comes in and he’s made of the sort of stuff I have heard he is, then we might be capable of making a climb back to the top.

We need a vision, a footballing philosophy and someone that is going to hold people accountable for delivering. There needs to be a proper plan in place. Football shouldn’t be that complicated. It always has and always will start with hiring in great people. Your structure means fuck all if there are talent holes in it. Currently, we look like the aftermath of a drive-by shooting.

This season is already setting up in mediocre fashion. Europe is waiting to see what happens with our dross, so they’ll likely be with us at the start of the season. We are struggling to push deals for our targets over the line. There seems to be no hope of moving on Ozil. It’s also looking unlikely that we’ll be adding any sort of volume to the setup. 3-4 players max, with the rest being made up with internal promotions and return loanees.

… but there’s still time to make things happen. So don’t lose faith yet. But do realise this, we are in another transition year, because Edu is going to come in with new ideas and we’re most likely going to see what peak-Emery looks like… it won’t be pretty.

Let’s just hope the next manager has some really talented kids to work with. Let’s hope some of the youth step up when given a chance this season. Let’s hope Freddie can offer up a little bit of something special. Let’s hope season two of Matteo and LT is the next level.

The most important signing will be Edu. If we’ve blown that move, we are heading into longterm irrelevance as meteor-like speed. He really has to bring the goods and he has to be utterly ruthless in implementing his ideas.

Right, that’s me done, see you in the comments x

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  1. silverhawk

    I’d want us to copy a Liverpool style setup. 4-3-3.

    Physical midfield, Crazy attack play. I wont mind binning Laca for a Ziyech and Carrasco combo.

  2. MidwestGun

    Izzo has a name made for chants.. so I could get behind that. Athough, he looks a bit too much like Pauly Shore (Sorry bad movie 80’s reference) with a neck tat.

    Led the league in interceptions though or aerial duels or something like that. Has to be better them Mustafi, surely.

  3. Mysticleaves

    Yea, I forgot. Bielik should be given a go too. Willock, Nelson, Eddie, Bielik.

    Apparently with Saliba in the bag and Tierney almost in (the difficult parts have been agreed, we are talking about staggered payments and add ons now), Palacious or Szobola… a possibility, 2020 will be very tasty.

    ESR and Saka are not ready

  4. Freddie Ljungberg


    Maybe we can start a collection so Pierre can finally buy Ozil for his sex dungeon? Only way we’ll get rid of him.

    Would like someone established too but we have so many holes to plug it’s near impossible to do it in 1 window. If it was up to me only Leno, Torreira and one of Laca and Auba would start next season and we’d get 8 new starters in, that’s how bad I think this squad is, not going to happen though.

  5. Bob N16

    Cesc Appeal,

    Elneny may be an average player who we should sell but I think that you’re way off about his ‘bad’ attitude. If anything I would say the opposite, that his attitude is good. Do you honestly think he prefers to sit on the bench than play? Can’t see any evidence of that. ‘Prats about in training’ – you mean the pictures that the PR apartment put out which always seem to show very happy footballers, or have you been to training sessions and seen signs of a bad attitude? He always puts in effort as far as I can see.

    Average player sure, bad attitude…really?

  6. Mysticleaves

    Eyes on Mason Mount too. Big big talent. Chelsea always have a way of getting good young players that actually perform on loan

  7. Marko

    looks a bit too much like Pauly Shore (Sorry bad movie 80’s reference)

    Making copies (pronounced cappies)

  8. WengerEagle

    Derby must be so fucked off haha, a cunt hair away from PL football and now their gaffer and two of their star men in Mount and Tomori reefed out from under them.

  9. Cesc Appeal

    Perhaps we can do a deal with Salzburg and buy Szoboszlai off of them and give them Smith Rowe for the season in return, pay his wages as well. Might get a bit of money off the fee and it’s a sweetener for them.

  10. Marc

    “Maybe we can start a collection so Pierre can finally buy Ozil for his sex dungeon? Only way we’ll get rid of him. ”

    Has anyone considered that maybe Pierre has already kidnapped Ozil and replaced him with a gormless idiot who after plastic surgery looks identical.

    It would explain why he’s gone from being a World Cup winner to less than 5 assists in a season.

  11. Dissenter

    Wenger Eagle
    Tomori and Mount are Chelsea players, aren’t they.
    Be careful not to celebrate too early because Lampard may be the vent that the Chelsea academy has been waiting for. They’ve had one of the top-2 academies in England for the past decade and this transfer ban may work out well for them.
    They have all these loanees that are the best players in the clubs they play for…too many good young players.

  12. WengerEagle

    Well yeah Dissenter I get that. Was more sympathising with them than seeking to understand the situation.

    Top 2 academy? Not sure about that.

    Southampton are definitely up there as are Man City.

  13. salpardisenyc

    I thought Keyser was the dude with weird sex dungeon.. at mums.?

    Ho hum just another day on Le Grove.

  14. Freddie Ljungberg

    My sources tells me Keyser is locked in Pierres dungeon, that’s why he hasn’t been around, he’s living a horrible life being forced to give daily lessons on arguing in circles to CC, terrible I hear.
    His only hope of release is if Pierre can replace him with mister googly eyes himself.

  15. Dissenter

    Wenger eagle
    I bet to disagree with you about the Chelsea academy
    I was being conservative nice when I wrote top 2. Chelsea’s academy has made them more money than Southampton transfer sales. They have had a lot more success than City’s.
    Chelsea’s academy has won two of the six UEFA Youth League finals since its formation in 2013. They’ve been in two losing finals, including this years where they lost to Porto.
    The rate limiting factor was always that lack of opportunity so they loaned them out and that became lucrative so they kept doing it.

  16. Dissenter

    **I beg to disagree with you about the Chelsea academy
    I was being conservative when I wrote “top 2.”

    Typing while distracted is bad for me

  17. terraloon


    Mount is a gem of that there is no doubt .

    Chelsea also have Ampadu and a player called Reece James who is going to be a top right back.

    Add to that lot Hudson-Odoi who they seem to think is the best of their academy.

    My point is that far from being a negative for them I just wonder if the two window ban isn’t going to be the pit fall some are expecting.

  18. Dissenter

    “Chris Sutton saying that Celtic should be asking far more for Tierney based on Wan-Bissaka fee.”

    That’s they type of bollocks that drives people mad.
    Someone ought to ask Chris Houghton if he has ever handled a single player [other than his] transfer in his life
    These pundits don’t know their limits. His ‘expertise is limited kicking, running and heading balls.

  19. Cork City Gooner

    This window is starting to piss me off ,still no departures or signings ,why are ozil mustafi xhaka monreal still being paid by Arsenal? Saliba is a waste of time if we have to loan him back,we need new defenders ready for August 2019 not 2020

  20. WengerEagle

    Sutton is possibly the biggest melt in the entire punditsphere which is quite outstanding work really when the competition includes Danny Murphy, Michael Owen and Andy Townsend.

    He takes the cake for me because of that constant smirk imprinted on his mug. You can tell he wanks off to himself in the mirror at home.

  21. MidwestGun

    Yep if Messi failing miserably in an Argentina National match doesn’t bring Red out of his basement hiding spot to comment then.. nothing will. I can only assume he is wandering homelessly around the streets looking for free internet service to get back on Le Grove under another alias.

  22. Marko

    Luckily people like Sutton and Hartson aren’t in a position of significance so who cares what they say

  23. salpardisenyc

    Looks like a semi final of Brazil vs Argentina could be ON, that said its the Copa América with upsets a hallmark of the competition.

  24. Uwot?

    Agree with wenger eagle that c** t Sutton hates us.always has.used his elbows more than Felaini as a player & that’s saying something.f*** no no mark.

  25. MidwestGun

    Yep.. that would be the odds on favorites.. in regards the Copa. Meanwhile the US take on Curacao…in the mighty Gold Cup. bonus points if you know where Curacao is without googling.

  26. Graham62


    Chris Sutton, as we all know, is a complete and utter pillock.

    Chris Houghton on the other hand, is not.

    What does the latter have to do with things?

  27. Gentlebris

    So the only thing that seems semi-done is a Saliba that can’t play for us immediately.
    Not that I don’t like the Saliba move, but since it’s being done for the future, it should be done in the background while urgent businesses are prioritized.

    Unless there are already lots of movements the press can’t spot, this seems like a Wenger’s transfer window.
    Last summer was way better.

  28. Gentlebris

    And we should be talking about Wilfred Ndidi.
    Hardworking, focused and rugged.
    Plus he plays in the prem already.

    The kind of DM that puts Xhaka to shame.

  29. Gentlebris

    Bid £20m for Ndidi and see what Leicester say.
    That guy improves Arsenal a lot.

    That’s the kind of men we need now.

    Imagine Wenger buying a DM and all he concerned himself with is ‘ can he pass?’

    ”Yes he can pass….. sideways….. never finding a guy running behind defenders.
    But he can pass.”

    ‘Okay. Ignore Kante, I’m not sure Kante can pass. Pay £35m for Xhaka and bring him here, I will give him wages that would make him blink happily.’

  30. Marc

    Isn’t the reason Chelsea have a transfer ban because they were “buying up” under age players?

    Their youth system is based on the idea of buying up loads of talented youngsters pre FFP and then selling them to help finance the club after FFP.

  31. Marc

    “Bid £20m for Ndidi and see what Leicester say.”

    Is this the same Leicester who are quoting £80 – £100 million for Maguire?

    The Le Grove comment section seems to have the ability to transverse alternative realities.

  32. Dissenter

    “Chris Sutton, as we all know, is a complete and utter pillock.Chris Houghton on the other hand, is not.”

    Not the first error I’ve made today. Thanks for going easy on me.

  33. Graham62


    No problem, I indicated to turn right earlier but actually turned left instead.

    Luckily for me, I only confused an oncoming cyclist.

    Just doing my bit.

  34. Marc

    “Auba to MU”

    Even more click bait.

    After RVP do you think Arsenal would hand an almost guaranteed 20 plus PL goals a season to one of the teams we’re competing with for 4th?

  35. CG

    Stealers Wheel

    “”””Stuck in the Middle with you.”””

    Well I don’t know
    Why I came here tonight
    I got the feeling that
    Something ain’t right
    I’m so scared in case
    I fall off my chair
    And I’m wondering
    How I’ll get down the stairs
    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    Here I am
    Stuck in the middle with you
    Yes I am stuck in
    The middle with you
    And I’m wondering
    What it is
    I should do
    It’s so hard to keep
    This smile from my face
    Losing control
    Yeah I’m all
    Over the place

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    Here I am
    Stuck in the middle with you

    Well you started out
    With nothing
    And you’re proud that
    You’re a self made man
    And your friends
    They all come calling
    Slap you on the back and say

    Tried to make
    Some sense at all
    But I can see that
    It makes no sense at all
    Is it cool to go
    To sleep on the floor?
    You don’t think
    That I can take anymore

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    Here I am
    Stuck in the middle with you

    Stuck in the middle
    Stuck in the middle

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    (Stuck in the middle)

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    (Stuck in the middle)

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    (Oh yeah)

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    Here I am
    Stuck in the middle with you

    Well you started out
    With nothing
    And you’re proud that
    You’re a self made man
    And your friends
    They all come calling
    Slap you on the back and say
    (I say)

    Well I don’t know
    Why I came here tonight
    (Came here tonight)
    I got the feeling that
    Something ain’t right
    (Something thing
    Don’t feel right)
    I’m so scared in case
    I fall off my chair
    (I am so scared)
    And I’m wondering
    How I’ll get down the stairs

    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    Here I am
    Stuck in the middle with you

    Stuck in the middle with you
    (Oh yeah)
    Stuck in the middle of you
    (Here I am)
    Stuck in the middle with you
    (With you, with you)
    Arsenal on the drift 80- 1 now ( with one Bookie ) to win the title…

    Slip ,slip sliding away..

    They have not got a Clue!

  36. Gentlebris

    ‘Is this the same Leicester who are quoting £80 – £100 million for Maguire?’

    Don’t say it for them on Ndidi, bid and see what they have to say.

    We could have got Kante for £30m.

    Who knows maybe Ndidi has a buy out clause in there.

  37. CG

    Silver hawk.

    St. Etienne are running rings over Raul and Co with this deal.

    They are linking Spurs to the player.
    (Page 1-Raul!!!!)

    To drive up the Ante

    He looks a great prospect.
    Physically Imposing….and fit as fiddle

    We should just pay extra and get the player now – and by Christmas have him partnered up with Holding…

    If we cant get the player now
    Walk away.

    That is negotiating!

  38. Elmo

    Ffs. David Peckham muscling in on the England v Norway game at women’s WC. Puts me off even watching it now.

  39. Gentlebris

    The trials of brother Wenger!

    Did he think he could sell his highest goal scorer(RVP) to United and still pipe them to the title that season?
    Or did he think he should just ignore the title for that season and try the next one?

    Or more likely, DID HE FAIL TO THINK?

  40. CG

    Or compromise at the very least.

    We get the player in Jan at the very latest….

    Paying £28 million for a player and waiting a whole year for him- Is frankly pathetic and inept….
    We are dealing with St. Etienne – minnows from France….for gawd sake.

  41. Gentlebris

    ‘We had a bid from Arsenal, we respect the bid but we know that’s not anywhere near the valuation we see him at.’ -Lennon.

    At least we now know there was a bid indeed.

  42. Marko

    Guendouzi having a very good game here. Can we just offer Leipzig our whole budget and Mustafi for Konate and Upamecano. Fuck it give them all our CB’s too

  43. Cesc Appeal

    I like how ‘skint Arsenal’ is The Sun’s new fetish.

    Everything is ‘skint Arsenal make offer…’ or ‘fresh blow for skint Arsenal’ or ‘skint Arsenal robbing charity boxes around London’.

  44. Danialtos

    Hagi and Puscas have literally re-incarnaeted….Ianis Hagi in particular is looking like something…two footed,sublime technique and already looks a real leader….

  45. CG

    David Ornstein:

    “”Raul Sanllehi is a contacts man and he works on relationships and I am sure he is working with a number of agents to fill the positions Arsenal….”

    A bloody Spiv running the show at Arsenal

    Totally unacceptable.

  46. Gentlebris

    ‘Guendouzi having a very good game here. Can we just offer Leipzig our whole budget and Mustafi for Konate and Upamecano. Fuck it give them all our CB’s too’

    All our CBs? Holding?

  47. salpardisenyc

    Could do with a chunk of that France u21 spine Mateta, Aouar, Konate.. why not throw in Tousart if our lil man is having jitters.

  48. Marc


    It’s got to be down to a couple of things.

    1) We have a huge online support that generates hits every time they do this.

    2) They are Spud’s supporters on a wind up.

  49. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    Is football London the worst bait clicking site there is on news now …

    Scum never a story.

    Now bang bang wants out

  50. Elmo


    Lol! Wenger Out sold papers for years and ‘skint Arsenal’ having to seedily scrounge about in the gutter, being humiliated by the likes of Neil Lennon, St Etienne, Chris Sutton, Charlie Adam and any other small-time entity who wants a crack also seems to drive revenue generation.

    We need to bounce back and rub it in their faces.

  51. Cesc Appeal


    I think they know that Arsenal fans are pissed off and if they post a controversial story it is going to get loads of hits and people are going to be tweeting about it etc and it will drive traffic.

    It wouldn’t surprise me to see a ‘Spurs look to steal Arsenal youngster’ story soon with regards to Saka or something.

  52. Cesc Appeal

    Clip of that Guendouzi pass going round…what a ball.

    I really don’t agree with people who think he’s a nothing, I think he’s got a lot of ability for a very young player. People are forgetting he was asked to play way too much football last year considering his lack of experience and having just arrived in the EPL.

    I certainly would play Torreira at CDM and then when we do play Guendouzi given him that CM role slightly more advanced. If he develops as a midfield player he has a bit of everything and could be an all round CM for us.

  53. Cesc Appeal

    Zagadou has told BvB he wants to leave.

    Apparently we have an interest but I would imagine they will ask for £30 Million for him. Unless we can offer them Kozz and £20 Million I don’t see it.

    Saliba, Zagadou and Holding as options going forward would be something though.

  54. Cesc Appeal


    More reputable sources in France today and elsewhere said the deal is done at about £22-23 Million and he will be loaned back.

    I think Yahoo Sports is where the Spurs story has come from. There was rumoured interest from them weeks back and it sounds like a recycled story.

    I just don’t click on the sites. I’m not being part of this whole devious ploy.

    Looking forward to ‘Kroenke plans to move “skint Arsenal” to Wyoming’.

  55. Marko

    CA he’s an obvious talent who’s coming on leaps and bounds. It’s just unfortunate for him that he came into one of the more scrutinized and underperforming group of midfielders in English football. He’s definitely got tremendous upside to him but in saying all that he shouldn’t be starting that much at a club like Arsenal. Great potential though

  56. Marko

    Konate or Upamecano over Zagadou for me. Huge potential as well but I think he’s a little slower than the other two.

  57. Cesc Appeal

    It would be interesting to see actually what effect a £20-25 Million plus Kozz offer would have for Zagadou.

    Better than fucking around for Izzo at £15 Million or Comert at £7 Million.

    If we manage to sell one of Mustafi or Chambers we could cover half the fee as well.

    One transfer window, net £30 Million spend on CBs and we could have sorted out CB problem for the next 10 years.

  58. Marc


    There’s bound to be some story on those lines.

    I for one am very happy that the window closes before the season starts.

  59. Graham62

    Guendouzi will fill out and get stronger.

    He would have learnt from last season.

    See him taking several steps forward next season.

  60. Tobs

    It’s no wonder we can’t offload the players we would like to. Welbeck is available on a free, but I haven’t heard the faintest whisper about him.

    It will be a great feat to get any of Mustafi, Xhaka or Mkhi off our books this summer.

  61. Marko

    I was tempted but decided to go for a walk with my wife instead.

    Graham you know what they call that…self improvement

  62. Cesc Appeal


    ‘If Mustafi has any value you’d think it would be back in Germany. We not offer him.’

    Not the best negotiation tactic to open up by insulting someone!

    Unless you can play it off as a joke.

    In all seriousness if Zagadou has asked to leave, there was rumoured interest in Kozz from them, there’s a chance to get something done. That might push Mustafi toward the exit as he realises he’s now behind Zagadou, Sokratis, Holding, Mavropanos, the tea lady, DT from Arsenal Fan TV, that bloke who’s been going to Arsenal since 1957 and the statue of Henry outside…and then Saliba next season.

  63. salpardisenyc

    Christ im not blaming anyone, gorgeous goal but its pretty comedic from Guen and Konate chasing shadows.

  64. Gbat

    Not saying they aren’t any good but I’ve not been impressed with the Upamecano or Konate this tournament.

  65. Marko

    Sure you’re not Sal. You saw a couple lads commenting on his good performance in the first half and now you’re commenting on a mistake he made. I get it that’s the way it goes around here.

  66. Marko

    Prior to tonight the French goalkeeper made zero saves. Leipzig had the best defence in Germany last season. We would be lucky to have either one of them

  67. salpardisenyc


    Always the agenda and soft snarky jabs. Why not give it a breather you’ve done a real job of making le grove tedious for many.

    That takes some doing.

  68. Marko

    It wasn’t meant to be taken seriously Sal. It was a joke. About the agenda you help perpetuate around here. You know it was a piss take.

  69. Gentlebris

    Our supposed prospective heroes sucks at an under 21 tournament.

    If Saka played for Dortmund or Leipzig, Marko would be eager to trade our whole squad and the Emirates for him.

  70. Marko

    3 clean sheets in 4 tournament games. 12 clean sheets in 28 league games for Konate last year 5 in 15 in an injury plagued season for Upamecano. I wouldn’t read too much into tonight’s game. Aouar is still a very good player as well

  71. Cesc Appeal

    New Adidas advert take shots at Spurs, not sure if it’s just an internet advert or if it will be on TV

  72. R.S.P.C.Arsenal


    My knowledge of Turkish food is better than knowledge of there centre backs…

    But hey someone has to buck da trend init,…

  73. Gentlebris

    We might end up doing a Suarez again this summer.
    Seems these guys are roaming about looking for bottom bargains who ‘MIGHT LIKELY FIT IN’

    And I don’t blame them. Inadequate cash and we can’t raise any selling players. No one’s interested in the flops we are pushing.

    Tough times really.

    I’m not sure we are going in for that Celtics kid again, and this Saliba rumours might just be nothing.
    How can you be this broke and drop £20m+ on a deferred player. It doesn’t make sense unless it’s a deferred payment as well.
    Or maybe we are rearing to blow £150m and not £45m.

    Confusing times really.

  74. salpardisenyc


    Kiwanku is sick, discovered him on Kexp a Seattle based radio station thats on web as well.

    Could be playing Harlem in 68, that soulful.

  75. Un na naai

    Michael Kiwanuka is brilliant. Listen to his debut album. A real relent lost among the relentless conveyor belt of hip hop clones.

    The world is going coo coo

  76. MidwestGun

    Good cut Sal… I was trying to remember where I had seen him before and realized it was on Austin City Limits probably 4 or 5 years ago.. I have a lot of time for that program.. Always try to catch it when it’s on, when I’m flipping through the program guide dross late at night.

  77. Graham62


    “How can you be this broke”

    “It doesn’t make sense”

    Ah yes, there’s a wee story behind that.

    Why don’t you get posters like CG, Pierre, Victorious or CC to tell you about it.

    I’m sure they’d gloss it up for you though.

  78. Ishola70

    I can see the Kroenke protests building up as the coming season progresses.

    But the fans have got to be truthful to themselves.

    It’s about the scrapping of self-sustainability as much as getting rid of the man Kroenke.

    This is a man that has invested $1.6bn into the LA Rams but £0 into Arsenal FC and treats the club as an offshore bank account.

    This club needs short term investment from outside and this will become apparent by the end of the transfer window.

    An owner who is willing to invest as well as being openly passionate about the club and attends is the scenario which would be wanted.

  79. Ishola70

    An added bonus of an owner who invests is no more suits like Gazidis or Gazidis clones like the current Vinai preaching the benefits of self-sustainability.

    It sustains them very nicely personally this set-up but in pure footballing terms in regards to Arsenal FC it is sustaining nothing.

    This is a classic case of let them eat bread the peasants on the streets being the Arsenal fans while the suits continue to get fat behind the royal gates.

    Flush them out the lot of them. Flush this fat corporate pig down the toilet.

  80. Danialtos

    while over at arsenal we’re still waiting for the end of tournements or July 1 before announcing Martinelli Lol,arsenal is fast becoming a stale joke that’s no longer funny, people don’t laugh at us anymore, they rather feel sorry for us.

    Victorious arsenal became a stale joke a long time ago… the days when we were being stuffed 8-2 and 6-3 and 5-0 and 6-0 but of course you and your merry band we’re full on ‘arsene knows best’….I am from Kenya and I can tell you for a fact wearing the arsenal jersey here is embarrassing….

  81. Bob N16

    I always have pride at being an Arsenal fan Owners, coaches, players come and go. Try and shake off the embarrassment, we’ll be back and after these difficult seasons it’ll be all the sweeter!

  82. Frank Mc

    Bob I agree with your sentiments, we’ve been in far worse states than we are in now and i’ve never “turned off” my support… it’s just how it is!

  83. Guns of Brixton

    Ligue 1 stalwarts Nicolas Pépé & Max-Alain Gradel occupied the wings for Ivory Coast vs Morocco, at the expense of Wilfried Zaha….

    He didn’t even make a sub appearance.