#WelcomeGabriel

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Well HELLO new signing.

Martinelli takes the prize of being the summers FIRST new body.

Gabriel has made rapid progress during his short time at Ituano. Since making his debut in November 2017 aged just 16 years and nine months, the young forward scored 10 goals from his 34 appearances for the Sao Paulo-based club.

The 18-year-old’s development was also recently acknowledged by the Brazilian national team, with a call-up to the full squad for a training camp in May ahead of the Copa America.

Gabriel was voted as the 2019 Best Newcomer and also a member of the 2019 Team of the Year for the Campeonato Paulista – the football league for the state of Sao Paulo.

The 18-year-old looks a super exciting prospect. He’s fast, he has skilful zest expected of Brazilians and he is on record as saying he is going to be as good as CR7. Or something like that.

This is a great signing. It says we’re serious about bringing in elite youth and it’s a statement to the market that we’re interested in spending good money to make smart bets. It also says that we’re promising a path to the first team.

I very much doubt he’ll be anywhere near the first team this season, but we’ll see, crazier things have happened and he’s very highly rated. We’ve got to hope he’s more Gabriel Jesus than Wellington Silva, and we’ve also got to keep ’em crossed that he likes England!

WHERE ARE THE OLDER BOYS?!?!?!?!?!

We’re still pissing around with Palace and Wilfried Zaha. They are DISGUSTED we’ve bid so low. I know Arsenal fans are also angry about the derisory opening offer. I’m not. It doesn’t matter how good you think he is, he’s been a flop at a major club, his numbers are bland and it’s hard to justify on any level that he’s an £80m player.

£40m plus a player like Jenks/Chambers feels about right to me, so we’ll see where that goes. Palace are stomping their feet, but ultimately, there’s no one else bidding for him and it’s never smart to keep a player that wants to leave… especially a BIG player at a small club.

Also, negotiation normally starts with a derisory bid unless you’re United and the only figure you know is £60m.

Napoli is apparently moving in on Tierney. Again, I’d love to cry about this, but I am British, I know the rules, I was offered a job in Marseille once. Better money, better lifestyle, elite women… I said no, because I couldn’t be arsed to learn the language. I’m naturally ignorant and above that sort of carry-on. Have my doubts Tierney is going to want to go to an inferior league and suffer the indignity of learning something new when he could be taking things to the next level with Ozil on Fortnite.

I might be totally wrong, but I’d wager we’ll land both of them at some point.

More worrying is how few people are bidding for our deadwood. Probs doesn’t help that I’m calling them that. Maybe I should call them the Golden Boys?

As I’ve been saying all summer… if Emery told the Golden Boys they were shite last season and indicated he wanted them gone, they’ll come back salty and it’ll be very disruptive for a manager on the back foot already.

Raul needs to start playing that contacts game. Where’s Harry Redknapp when you need him? Last day of the transfer window is going to be fun.

Finally, the Saliba deal is STILL bumbling along…  according to a whole bunch of French journos who appear to have no clue what’s really going on.

We’re also apparently interested in Brahimi on a free transfer… I won’t pass comment, I’d sign your mum up if I had a pen, beggars CANNOT be choosers this close to the Boreham Wood game.

Right, see you in the hell comments.

 

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  1. Guns of Hackney

    Dark

    Good point. To be honest, Arsene couldn’t play with the chimps he brought in. Barcalite was never going to work with the pigs we have and Emery is, as you say, struggling.

    What makes me mad is that Emery was supposed to be this video analysis monster who studied teams and tactics…errr???

    Emery landed on his feet. We didn’t.

  2. Dissenter

    The fact that Arteta fell for the city pitch [if true] that he will succeed Pep shows how gullible he really is.
    Maybe he’s been buying luxury wristwatch gifts for the city hierarchy too.

  3. Guns of Hackney

    Marc

    Let’s agree to disagree. I think Arteta or Vieria or even Henry ffs could have come in and managed Arsenal. We’re not Real Madrid mate. We’re a small time club with a big wage bill.

    Emery will get his second season and it will be worse than the first. You’ll see.

  4. Guns of Hackney

    Dissenter

    What on earth would city gain out of lying to Arteta?

    Pep will leave and he will 100% back Arteta for the job and why would city disagree? It may not work out but so what?

    As for the watch jibe…it was a combined gift from the team. A bit naff, but a generous offer.

  5. Marc

    GOH

    Different argument. Emery fucked up the end of the season and I don’t think he’ll get an extension after this season but that doesn’t mean someone with zero experience is right for the job. Vieira is out learning his trade Arteta needs to do the same at a smaller club first.

  6. Guns of Hackney

    Marc

    Shall we agree that Emery is a stinker and move on?

    The next manager of Arsenal has to be someone with excitement.

    I’d rather Arsenal crash being cool than tread water being dull.

  7. Receding Hairline

    “Emery will get his second season and it will be worse than the first. ”

    At which point he will get sacked..end of.

    If we keep buying in players suitable to the league and at the right stages of their career and keep bringing down the wage bill we will be fine.

    Darlings Liverpool and Spurs also made their fair share of bland hires

    What’s funny is that beat Brighton at home and we will all be talking about how he came in and finished third in his first season. Makes all this belly aching ridiculous because finishing third last season does not miraculously make us a better outfit than we are now. All it does is give us more money to spend and we are not exactly spending that wisely still

  8. Dissenter

    GOH
    ‘What on earth would city gain out of lying to Arteta’

    In the corporate world, it’s not called lying – they’ll call it a change of strategy or some other BS.
    There was a time when Patrick Vierra was also being groomed to manage the club.

  9. Guns of Hackney

    RH

    In a two horse race, I’d finish second to Usain Bolt. True, I’d finish a day after him but still…

  10. Batistuta

    Receeding

    What is the barest minimum for the upcoming season? And what happens when Emery is offered a new contract? Especially when he fails to meet the top4 target again

  11. Guns of Hackney

    Emery won’t get sacked as he’s an Arsenal stooge. Perfect man for a middle of the road club.

  12. Receding Hairline

    “In a two horse race, I’d finish second to Usain Bolt. True, I’d finish a day after him but still…”

    What two horse race??

    The bumbling hire finished two points behind Sarri ( moved to Juventus, now hailed as special sauce manager)

    Finished a point behind Pochettino ( Top three manager in the world according to some on here)

    All these while getting used to a new league, managing injuries etc……..This rush to portray last season as some flop we all are not used to or finishing fifth as the worst possible finish we could have had no matter how bad the manager is very funny

  13. Receding Hairline

    “What is the barest minimum for the upcoming season? And what happens when Emery is offered a new contract? Especially when he fails to meet the top4 target again”

    I don’t think he will get a contract extension if he misses out on the top four, yes every season is unique but if we make the necessary additions we should be fine.

    Barest Minimum fourth…..Spurs will come back strongly but i expect us to match them, United i don’t really rate, Chelsea will not be the same without Hazard. If we do not make top four next season he should not get an extension.

    Even if we do make top four and we still struggle away from home he should nit get an extension

  14. Dissenter

    Batistuta
    You do realize that there’s a financial cost for getting rid of the manager who missed CL qualification narrowly.
    Unless the new managerial hire is a 100% guarantee to do better, why take the plunge?
    Cost of sacking Emery and his assistants is about 10-12 million. Hiring a new manager [and his crew] is another 10-12 million]
    Then the new manager will need guarantees- who wants to work in our state of static chaos, we can’t even appoint a director of football FFS.

  15. Guns of Hackney

    RH

    It was an out there analogy. Emery could have got third, he didn’t…he decided to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory to make himself look even more uninspired.

  16. Receding Hairline

    Batistuta most of you seem to think Unai Emery is a stupid manager, he is anything but a stupid man. Yes he was caught between two minds last season between the Europa league and top four and ended up blowing both in embarrassing fashion but i see reasons for that and i am a bit more understanding.

    Do you also believe fifth was the worst possible finish for us last season before a ball was kicked?? Did you believe we will be discussing blowing a third place finish come the end of the season??

  17. Dissenter

    Receding
    I think you should have redirected that Juventus offer for De Light to certain sections of the British footballing tabloids and the drama queens at Crystal Palace who are determined embarrass Arsenal.

    I learned now to ‘bargain’ at Jankara market. I rate Zaha at 50 million max. My first bid would have been 35 million.

  18. Dissenter

    GOH
    ‘It was an out there analogy. Emery could have got third, he didn’t…he decided to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory to make himself look even more uninspired’

    Individual errors caused us in those key games;
    Auba missing 3 yard tap-in sitters when the season is on the line at home
    Mustafi mentally checking out and failing at the basics
    Mykhi couldn’t make a one yard pass to save his life
    Xhaka having his usual brain fart and tugging a player who was dying to dive in the box.

    All these players are still at the core of our squad because we overpay them and no one else will replicate our stupidity.
    Blame the manger till you turn blue, won’t change the facts.

  19. Receding Hairline

    “I think you should have redirected that Juventus offer for De Light to certain sections of the British footballing tabloids and the drama queens at Crystal Palace who are determined embarrass Arsenal.”

    Or Batistuta ..he also thought it was embarrassing placing a bid closer to a players value when said player wants to join you

  20. Dissenter

    Juventus are haggling for Icardi too.
    That’s one club that leaves EVERYTHING on the field. I bet they don’t have £100 million idling away in the bank vaults.

  21. Receding Hairline

    “Juventus are haggling for Icardi too.”

    Well they need him

    Fat boy Higuain has been asked to leave. Mandzukic is 33 years old. They seem open to cashing in on Moise Kean which is weird

  22. andy1886

    My expectation is that Lampard’s managerial career will begin in the same way as Solskjaer’s did. They’ll get a an initial boost which will tail off after a dozen games or so. Frank will probably do a bit better long term, he has the transfer ban which will limit expectations and playing the likes of Hudson-Adoi and Ampadu will gain him credit with the fans, but ultimately I can’t see him winning titles and he’ll be on his way in two or three years max.

  23. Graham62

    As I posted earlier, Ozil is the main reason why we finished outside the top 4.

    Imagine having a persistent migraine without the medication.

    The consequences would affect anyone.

    Also that Maxwell guy……………ffs!!!!!!

  24. Receding Hairline

    Guardiola’s current contract keeps him at City till summer of 2021.

    Meaning Arteta is content to keep “learning” for two more seasons while others do the actual job of management. Longest internship in history.

    Although in fairness he is 37 and some of his age mates still play, he will be 39 by the time Pep’s present contract runs out.

  25. Batistuta

    I only asked a pretty innocent question…

    Dissenter

    I’m not in anyway talking about last season, I’m saying what is the barest minimum for next season and at what happens if Emery is offered an extension even if he doesn’t make top 4.

    Every criticism of Emery even when justified has always been met with heavy opposition which is what Pierre and co did steadily for Wenger.

    I defended him too for most parts last season but he’s had one full year now so no excuses really for next season for me. Top 4 or the Europa league and a much better away performances, we also need to see a pattern from his team, again i don’t think it’s unfair to expect all of these as minimum as he’s had ample time to see what he has and how he can work with that

  26. Batistuta

    Receding

    Juventus are not Arsenal, they’re not exactly in a hurry or don’t need to quickly tie up the Icardi deal to face other targets as they’d still win the league even without Icardi or De Light.

    Arsenal on the other hand don’t have the same luxury to use the whole summer trying to wrap up one deal as we’ve got other areas we need to strengthen

  27. Words on a Blog

    Zimmie,

    Was just about to link to the ESPN article……a total contrast to “Maxwell’s” sunny optimism!

  28. Receding Hairline

    “Arsenal on the other hand don’t have the same luxury to use the whole summer trying to wrap up one deal as we’ve got other areas we need to strengthen”

    Please do not repeat this idea a club cannot work on more than one deal at a time anywhere else

    You criticized the club for making what you believed was a derisory bid for Zaha, now Juventus have done exactly the same because guess what de ligt wants to join them just as Zaha wants to join us.

    The fact you want players signed NOW does not mean money must be wasted just to satisfy your craving

  29. HighburyLegend

    “The trouble with Man City is:
    1. The Gallagher brothers.”

    lol so true, what a lovely pair of cunts.
    (and, accessory, the biggest plagiarists in music history)

  30. Biggles

    Last season, before a ball had been kicked, if you offered 5th and being close to top 4, we’d all have taken it. It’s galling that we threw away top 4 in the last few games, but we still ended at a point where I would have been happy at beginning of the season.

    If our transfer business over the summer amounts to Gabriel and Tierney and we go into the new season with Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Xhaka, Mustafi, Monreal and Koscielny… then I’d be happy with 5th. Of those six players, we need to actively remove at least four from the starting XI to have any hope of improving. If we manage to shift some of them on and bring in new faces like Zaha and Saliba or whoever else, then battle for top 4 commences.

    It’s a difficult one to figure out here. I suspect Kroenke will just wait out the ending of Ozil’s contract along with the rest of them, but we slip further behind if we do that. Chelsea are going to be weaker this season than last because they can’t replace Hazard and I think they’re going to struggle for goals. Spurs may well lose some of their first team and if they do, it’s going to be hard to replace them for the money they’ll get for them. United are signing people, but I think even if the squad improves, they might struggle because of OGS and the toxicity that Pogba is bringing to the squad.

    In other words, it might be in Kroenke’s interests to just pay off the deadwood and invest this season to get us comfortably back into the top 4. At least then we’ve got a base to build from and it might be cheaper to do it this season than to wait until 21/22 season for rebuilding.

  31. Alexanderhenry

    Zimmie

    That article sums it up very well.

    It’s a conclusion I think nearly anyone would reach when looking at the facts.

  32. Ishola70

    Conflictincting reports regarding Monreal.

    Some saying that a year extension was already activated a while back.

    While he has been a good servant of the club he has been clearly regressing along with Koscielny.

    If he is kept on will just show again the financial limitations at Arsenal.

  33. Nelson

    Rumor is that Stan Kroenke will meet with the rest of his stuff at to discuss this summer TW. Probably he has read that financial report and realizes that he may lose more money if Arsenal continues to decline.

  34. Batistuta

    Receeding

    See you’re confusing me with someone else, probably because you seem to want to engage multiple folks at the same time.

    Ive not made any comments on the Zaha deal except I’d take him whatever the cost.

    Where we had a discussion about offering what the selling club wants was in regards to Tierney

  35. Words on a Blog

    At this stage in the transfer window proceedings, apart from an apparent lack of urgency, everything is as clear as muck.

    1) to what extent are we going for a “Project Youth 2.0” blueprint? If so, who is getting promoted from the U-23s to supplement acquisitions?

    2) what are Weldon great about getting rid of some of our overpaid dross(Mikki/Mesut)/journeymen squad fillers (El Neney)/ageing defenders (Kos and Monreal) and walking disaster zones (Mustafi/Xhaka)?

    3) will we have a revamped central defence when the window shuts?

    4) will he have any width/wingers when the window shuts?

    5) what are we doing with returning loanees (Chambers, Bielik, Nelson etc)?

    6) are we really going for Big Name Signings (E.g. Zaha)?

    7) Is the mooted £45m transfer budget real or a smokescreen? If a smokescreen, how effectively has that functioned? If real, how much has that hindered Raoul and co?

    8) is Edu involved at all (other than recommending Martinelli)?

    The ESPN article calls it “a culture of mediocrity”.

    Receding (and others) disagree.

    After all it’s just The Arsenal Way.

  36. Marko

    Some saying that a year extension was already activated a while back.

    Obviously otherwise he would have been a free agent 4 days ago

  37. Cesc Appeal

    Ishola

    Only thing I can think is they are keeping him to then sell Kolasinac.

    If we get Tierney having all 3 of them is daft.

    Unless, in our poverty state, he’s seen as CB cover. Especially with Kozz seemingly going?

    I’m just hoping the rumours abut Kroenke becoming involved in the transfer window are accurate. It’s clear the club are really struggling and you can’t blame them. If they land Tierney and a condition is Celtic want £20 Million now then the pursuit of Zaha stops because Palace are likely to demand £30-40 Million of any total fee this summer. The low budget is severely limiting.

    This is made worse by the fact that it was reported Emery could have a much larger budget as the proceeds of player sales would be made available to him.

    But as many of us said the squad quality and wages to quality situation left to them is shite. No one wants our players and if they do they are at bargain prices.

    Kroenke has to see the financial payback in the future from putting his hand in his pocket now. Ask Emery who his top targets were, if they were Upamecano and Zaha put the cash into the club that is needed for the cash payments this summer (likely to be £60-70 Million) and then let the club continue on buying Saliba, Tierney etc from the budget.

    At the very least these rumours are going to be bring things to a head with Kroenke and the fans, even if they’re false.

  38. Ishola70

    CA

    There were farewells to Cech, Ramsey and Welbeck at the end of last season. Official farewells.

    Seems very strange doesn’t it that an official farewell was also not done in regards to Monreal who has been a good servant of the club.

    That there was no farewell made to him would suggest he is staying put for another season.

  39. Marko

    The ESPN article calls it “a culture of mediocrity”.

    Can’t really disagree with that given the last 10-15 years. Though what I will say in defence of the new regime is at least a willingness seemingly to address the mediocrity which is something that was never going to be addressed under Arsene and Ivan. The only problem is that with that mediocre period we’ve come out of it a bit like Nick Nolte in down and out in Beverly Hills reeking of shit and unable to shake our past (at least for the moment). One things for sure we need to get a move on with signings and selling players. It’s all well and good being aware of squad issues and being linked with players that somewhat address it but until you actually address it your still a loser club reeking of shit. Transfer window closes in a little over 30 days and has things stand we’ve got a lot of players we need to seriously consider binning and we’ve got to address the starting 11 to the tune of 6-8 players. That’s a lot of work to do with 30 days left. Not impossible but unlikely given the club involved. The Tierney transfer sums us up perfectly. Time consuming and it should have been done inside a week and made all the more frustrating considering that it’s a cheap signing we’re talking about here

  40. Marko

    That there was no farewell made to him would suggest he is staying put for another season.

    His contract didn’t run down the others did. Question do you usually see players getting a farewell at the end of a season prior to being sold? It doesn’t really happen does it.

  41. Ishola70

    Yes you do see players in the past making farewells to clubs when they have only a matter of a few months left on their contract that coincides with the end of the playing season.

  42. Marko

    when they have only a matter of a few months left on their contract that coincides with the end of the playing season.

    Yeah he didn’t have a few months left on his contract he extended for one year he wasn’t released like the others. If he had a few months left he would have been a free agent on July 1st

  43. Ishola70

    It will upset Emirates Stroller though if Monreal stays on for another season.

    According to him the main culprits for Arsenal’s continuing defensive woes are Monreal and Koscielny.

    Let’s forget Xhaka and Mustafi.

    ES continues to overlook that Arsenal have a midfielder sitting in front of the defence that is poor defensively. Or he just will not admit to that weakness defensively. Feel like banging his head on the wall to get some sense into him on this issue. And that’s before we even get on to Mustafi.

    There’s no doubt that Kos and Monreal have regressed but to overlook Xhaka and Mustafi’s part in Arsenal’s poor defence is just baffling tbh.

  44. Un na naai

    Marko

    Address the mediocrity??
    Under wenger we had Sanchez, rvp, Theo, Wilshere, cazorla, Ramsey, Campbell, rvp, cesc, Henry, pires, vieira, Freddy, Kanu, Anelka, Cole, Toure, nasri, Arshavin.

    Not one player signed by the new regime betters anyone on that list. Not one player.
    In fact they’ve come in and made the current players worse. Worse defensively and one dimensional going forward
    Let’s not pretend emery’s and Kroenke’s arsenal is anything other than mediocre.

  45. Ishola70

    transfermarkt has his contract expiry as 30.06.19.

    Why are the media going on about a contract extension being made to him a while back and discussing whether this was the case or not now.

  46. Batistuta

    Marko

    Isn’t that what some of us were banging on and kept being told to be patient and take our rants elsewhere or something along those lines…

    Why are we taking an eternity to do a deal with Celtic for a player who didn’t even have any international duties?

    Leicester made a bid for a Newcastle player, accepted, done a medical and about to be announced within a week…. Why does everything Arsenal seem so slow paced and drawn out?

  47. Leftsidesanch

    I think China said it the other day, but I’d be amazed if we go into this season with more than 1-2 players, I reckon the make up of the squad will be largely the same as this season just gone.

  48. Ishola70

    Poverty issues may see Kolasinac drafted further up the field to be a “winger”. lol

    Tierney LB, Monreal back-up LB/CB

  49. Leftsidesanch

    There’s been no improvement defensively Un, but I wouldn’t say we are worse defensively. We’ve conceded 51 goals in the last two seasons.

    Yet, we’re in the beginning of July with pre-season about to start and nothing of note has been done to rectify it. I can see why any Arsenal fan is disgruntled.

    We don’t have the time and quality to be patient.

  50. Marko

    Why are the media going on about a contract extension being made to him a while back and discussing whether this was the case or not now.

    I have no idea why anyone goes on about anything. But if his contract was up they’d have to announce it in the released players list. So he obviously signed on for a year. It doesn’t mean that he’ll still be here though he could still be sold

  51. Knoxville

    Batistuta

    “Leicester made a bid for a Newcastle player, accepted, done a medical and about to be announced within a week…. Why does everything Arsenal seem so slow paced and drawn out?”

    Its the Arsenal way.

  52. Ishola70

    I think Monreal probably stays on for another season as back-up.

    It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that they will use Kolasinac in Emmanuel Eboue mode.

  53. Marko

    Why are we taking an eternity to do a deal with Celtic for a player who didn’t even have any international duties?

    I don’t know. There have been others that I’ve understood that we might have to be patient with like Upamecano or Ziyech for example which I think could still happen but not necessarily when they were involved in tournaments but a 25 million rated LB from Scotland to me shouldn’t be dragged out but the fact that it is shows that there isn’t going to be a lot of money or at the very least that what money we do have is likely spread to a few positions so we have to be careful with how we structure things. Even as I’m saying that all I can think of is it’s 2019 and Arsenal football has a tiny dick.

    Leicester made a bid for a Newcastle player, accepted, done a medical and about to be announced within a week

    To be fair Leicester grossly overpaid for a player and are likely to get in a tonne of money on a big sale this summer. There’s no indication of a big sale taking place at Arsenal and besides we can’t really overpay on players anymore we have to be smarter. I’m sure if we offered 30-35 million for Tierney he would have been done inside 48 hours

  54. Leedsgunner

    Who is ESPN and why should we listen to them? Considering that it is broadcast money that has largely fuelled this obscene level of transfer fees for even average players… it’s a bit hypocritical of ESPN to criticise Arsenal for refusing to pay over the top money for in reality, above average players.

    Lazy journalism… doesn’t say anything new.

  55. Marko

    I also think we’re going about the Zaha thing in the right way. This idea of our bid being laughable is just an example of how ludicrous football has gotten and we seem to be one of those clubs taking a stand for once. Zaha is not worth 80-100 million at best he’s worth 45-50 million but more realistically he’s worth 30-40 million. Same with Tierney more Realistically speaking a club should be signing him for between 15-20 million.

  56. HighburyLegend

    “I’d say 3 players max.”

    Buying or selling ??
    Make a choice, we can’t do both, we are the mighty Arsenal.

  57. Ishola70

    Leedsgunner
    “Who is ESPN and why should we listen to them?”

    I don’t think anyone can actually listen to Alejandro Moreno.

    He’s excruciating. And offers zero insight into the game or matches he talks about.

  58. Dissenter

    Marko
    The other day you got all snarky when I suggested Leicester will probably sign Tierney ahead of us. Brendan Rodgers knows him quite well having just managed him.
    I suspect Celtic are delaying because they know Leicester are set to sell Chilwell this summer, Tierney to replace him.

    That’s the end game, they think Leicester will pay that £25 million.

  59. Graham62

    Of course it was “a culture of mediocrity”

    Anyone who argues otherwise is blind and ignorant.

    Tends to happen when you don’t have natural leaders/winners/competitors at the helm.

    I include the Owner/ Manager/ CEO/ BoD in all of that.

  60. KAY Boss

    Juve bid lower than Ajax’s valuation but they known to be good in negotiating transfers. We did that with with Tierney and Zaha respectively and the media claim it’s derisory. It feels like the media together with Celtic and Palace just want to ridicule as because it’s arsenal.
    Even when we buy gari we negotiate down the price.

  61. Cezan Patel

    Unpopular opinion but Monreal and Koscielny are two of the biggest contributors to our choking mentality I dont see us progressing until both are marginalised or shifted. Xhaka and mustafi both appalling players unworthy of the red and white and i’d sooner lose them.

  62. Batistuta

    Un na

    Wishere was/is a crook
    Asharvin was badly managed
    Ramsey was injured half the time
    Theo only turned up during contract renewals

  63. Un na naai

    Theo Walcott scores over 100 goals for arsenal from the right wing and the subs bench
    Arshavin was still a better player than anyone we currently have, as was Wilshere, as was Ramsey.

    All we have left is functional boredom. Lacazette being the only standout or semi exception