No longer a banter club

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Well there is it my dears, part one of the transfer window is OVER (domestic).

We have landed in a great spot.

  • Saliba – For next year
  • Ceballos
  • Martinelli (This year, it would seem)
  • David Luiz
  • Nicolas Pepe
  • Kieran Tierney

What a haul!

You can whinge about some of the players if you are a real brat, not me, I am over the moon about the whole collective and I am a super brat.

I think there’s a lot of bitching about David Luiz, but for me, the only real concern is that he’s 32 years old. I’ve not seen a downturn in his ability to dominate players, but he might be more prone to injuries. He can be erratic, I’m just not sure we’re in a position to sniff at a name that has always won things with big clubs. Concern that placed in a madhouse, he’ll crumble is valid, but that’s an Emery issue. He should be a great stopgap and we’ll hopefully find a more longterm solution next summer.


What all these players offer Emery is choice, and with that, no excuse for not making the top 4 this season. The Spaniard is a very lucky man in general, it’s hard to look at Manchester United and think they’ve moved things forward. Chelsea rocked a transfer ban and I’m not sure Frank Lampard is the full ticket. A great player, but is he an inspirational leader of men OFF the pitch? We’ll see. But they have had an awful summer and losing your best player is never an easy pill to swallow.

We’re also finishing the summer with a net spend of around… £45m.

Emery said in his press conference that he’s still looking to move on some players, you’d have to imagine the writing is on the wall for Mustafi and Elneny. The absolute madness of it all is those two could move us close to a break-even point for the window.

That is wild when you consider all the lies and nonsense we’ve been fed over the years.

Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger were the most inept duo in world football. Raul and Edu are making them look like the Chuckle Brothers.

They couldn’t sell players. They couldn’t negotiate. They never had a plan b. They couldn’t run an effective operation.

We sold Koscielny for more than Ramsey, Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Chezzer COMBINED.

We sold Alex Iwobi, a player that’s really struggled to make a dent in our pretty average first-team, for £40m. He’s our RECORD sale. We sold an ok player and made him our record sale.

We’re finally negotiating with clubs. We’ve spent very little this summer and managed to bring the best young player outside PSG to The Arsenal along with a host of really smart buys that are very unArsenal.

We finally stopped behaving like victims.

‘Buying players is harder than buying a loaf of bread’

‘The market is inflated’

‘FFP will rectify things’

‘Stan doesn’t give us enough money’

‘We simply can’t compete’

I’m so glad we’re done with all that nonsense. Raul has done more in two weeks than Ivan could muster in 10 years. He’s a beast of a hustler. He’s playing with the big boys. He’s working with the mega agents. Now we’re moving players more easily and we’re bringing in a higher calibre of talent.

We’re getting shit done and moving ahead with a clear vision.

I am absolutely shocked at the pace we’re doing this.

I’m more convinced than ever that if the manager doesn’t work, decisive action will be taken. I don’t even think top 4 is enough… underlying stats and the style of football will have to improve as well.

This season will still be bumpy, but fuck man, it feels good to have some joy back in our football lives.

This is what the game is about. Great players, big excitement and a future that doesn’t involve everyone laughing at us every summer.

What a time to be a Gooner!

See you in the comments. x


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  1. Un na naai

    Un The therory is that macready gave childs petrol to drink and because the thing didn’t know what alcohol was, it didn’t spit it out. Childs would have and macready then knew he was alone with the thing. That’s why he smiled when childs drank from the molitov cocktail.

    Oooooh! Never thought of that. Where did you hear that?

    I’ll tell you another fella that’s great for movie breakdowns

    Collative learning or Rob Ager. Very good. He does a long video on the thing.

  2. Marc


    The story goes that after the first series of the Soprano’s the New York mob got word to the writers that they loved it, the bits about quoting the Godfather actually happens but they made one major fuck up – there’s a scene where Tony has a barbeque at home, invites loads of his “family” both blood and extended and wears shorts. They told them a boss would never wear shorts in front of associates.

    I thought that was fucking brilliant!

  3. Marko

    WE you see that Greenbook that won all those Oscars there recently? I saw it in the cinema thought it was brilliant and then the credits started to roll and I couldn’t believe it I thought the guy who it was based on looked familiar and it turns out that it was based on the true story of the guy who played Carmine Lupertazzi in the sopranos. Thought it was fantastic but not surprising honestly so many of the guys who were in Goodfellas in the background and then the sopranos were mobbed up back in the day

  4. Guns of Hackney


    It might have actually been from Rob Agar. He’s that scouse schlepper!

    It’s a great theory. Overlooked. Remember the end where MAC is chucking the Molotov’s around the base? He saved one and then gave it to childs.

    Very clever.

  5. Un na naai

    Wolf of Wallstreet was absolutely wild, most enjoyable film I’d watched in a long time when it came out.

    Its a film made for men. Back in the 80s you had eye candy non stop
    These days it’s just naked dudes everywhere in films. Wolf was the first film I’ve seen in years to buck the trend

  6. Un na naai


    That’s him
    I put him on at night sometimes but fall asleep so I may have missed that bit.

    Still prefer smack talk though.

  7. Guns of Hackney


    I think loads of people have come up with the theory but RA really goes hard into it. Some of his vids on the thing are 20mins long.

    The ripped clothing one is also a bit of a good one.

  8. Marko

    They told them a boss would never wear shorts in front of associates. I thought that was fucking brilliant!

    That was written for Carmine Lupertazzi.

  9. Up 4 grabs now

    Un na,

    Just couldn’t get into Interstellar, watched it twice and it still confuses the hell out of me.

  10. Marc


    No it’s the bit where the head wonders off – the guy looks round and utters one of the best lines in cinema “You gotta be fucking kidding me”

  11. Un na naai

    Guns of HackneyAugust 9, 2019 21:53:53
    Un Rogue one could have been brilliant but…Some stories don’t need to be told. Like the Han Solo abomination. Oh my. Luke Skywalker was a victim of the writers who weren’t actually alive when the original came out!


    Luke sky walker was the victim of agenda driven feminists who were hell bent on humiliating a treasured character because of his race and gender.
    Same shit is happening all over the shop
    Spider-Man, Superman (Michael b Jordan I’m hearing is going to succeed Henry Cavill) the gunslinger, bond.

  12. Up 4 grabs now


    The music from all those John carpenter films are eerie.
    The fog
    Escape from New York.
    The thing

    Just quality.

  13. WengerEagle


    Hahaha that’s class, some of my favourite scenes in The Sopranos are when Tony’s out sparking up the Barbie. Remember the episode where it’s Carmela’s old lad’s birthday and he goes over slapping him in the face with the grilled sausages while wearing shorts and an open Hawaiian while his snobby old ‘intellectual’ chums are looking on in physical discomfort. Priceless.

    Yeah apparently the Mobs didn’t act like that at all but it started to catch on as the show was so good. Crazy how much influence on culture a great show/film can have.

    You ever watch the interviews with David Chase? Really intriguing insight into the mind, guy really is a character and a half.

  14. WengerEagle


    No haven’t seen it, is it really based on the CL actor? I’ll have to give it a look, was great in Sopranos.

    Who was your favourite character in it besides Tony? Always a tough choice.

  15. Un na naai

    Up 4

    Shame man. One of the most emotional films I’ve watched, weirdly. Just related to the father daughter element and it got me. Loved the idea of love transcending Time and space. Thought it was beautiful. Really needs to be taken in on the big screen though with sound right up to enjoy the film

  16. Thomas

    2001 A Space Odyssey
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Shining
    Full Metal Jacket
    Eyes Wide Shut

    Stanley Kubrick was a genius

  17. Marc


    I’ve seen some but all years ago. The Soprano’s is still one of the best things we’ve ever had on TV.

    Did you ever watch The Shield?

  18. Guns of Hackney

    A Black Superman? It sounds like we’re doing Blacksploitation all over again.


    Carpenter does do scary very well.

  19. Up 4 grabs now

    Another great Robert Redford film was Brubaker.
    And a forgotten 90’s film spy game with Brad Pitt.
    Can watch that over and over.

  20. Jamie

    “This isn’t ‘Nam, there are rules!”

    Lebowski is in my top 3 of all time, no doubt about it. So many pearlers in that film.

    Looking forward to once upon a time too.

  21. WengerEagle


    About as high a movie on testosterone as you’ll see.

    Even moving past the obvious though the script and the acting were just great, likes of Jonah Hill and McConnaughey who hadn’t yet been embraced back into Hollywood’s graces at the time [exploded after True Detective and Dallas Buyer’s Club] were top notch and Leo never disappoints.

  22. Un na naai


    Paulie Walnuts hands down

    Fave episode where he and Chris are lost in the woods in the snow trying to kill the Russian
    No shoes

    Then when they get back to the car Pauli’s sees Chris has been eating a pack of tic favs the whole time and calls him a greedy cunt.


  23. Guns of Hackney

    The shining and EWS are very good.

    I must be the only human alive who can’t get through the opening 20 mins of 2001. Awful.

    As for FMJ. Jesus. Bleak. Watched once. Done.

    Barry Lyndon is meant to be his best work but it’s 400 hours long. I’m waiting for a month where I literally have nothing to do before embarking on it.

  24. Valentin

    The Shield was great. Funny how it really benefited from his main actor wanting to change his image. From fat teddy bear losing his hair to head shaved muscle bound psycho.

  25. WengerEagle

    Wasn’t mad on Hateful 8 and I love Tarantino.

    Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece plain and simple. Inglorious Bastards, True Romance, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained all excellent too.

    Thought Kill Bill was decent, 2nd one better than 1st.

    New Trailer for Hollywood film looks great.

  26. Un na naai


    Jonah hill is very underrated. Talking of talented actors I love fassbender but he always chooses roles that just is too often
    He could be a legend if he selected more carefully

  27. Un na naai

    I really enjoyed hateful 8

    Kurt Russell and as always Samuel L were great in it

    That bobbins fella was good too

  28. Guns of Hackney

    Jackie Brown is QTs best work by a long way IMO.

    The soundtrack was also his best.

    Unfortunately apart from JB and RD all his movies roll into the same cliched nonsense.

  29. Marko

    No haven’t seen it, is it really based on the CL actor?

    Yeah man Tony Lip fantastic how I never knew it while watching the film. Basically used to work the door at the Copa and all the mob guys loved him. Did some driving for them but wasn’t in in if you know what I mean. Tony Sirico who played Paulie went to prison used to be bastard growing up.

    As for my favourite character honestly couldn’t go further than Tony and Junior. Some of their interactions were told. Had a soft spot for Ralphie too

  30. WengerEagle


    No actually haven’t been meaning to, heard it is up there with The Wire and Sopranos which I find hard to believe but then again thought that nothing would ever come close to The Wire first time I watched it and then I went through the Sopranos.

    You a Fincher fan btw? Another really interesting director.

  31. Marko

    Fave episode where he and Chris are lost in the woods in the snow trying to kill the Russian
    No shoes

    You one shoe cocksucker. Directed by Buscemi

  32. Guns of Hackney


    But it’s the same dialogue over and over with very small changes.

    He does what he does better than anyone but he seems a bit stuck.

  33. Marc


    The Shield is one of those that really went under the radar – I loved it from the off just the whole thing of do you love or loath Mackey?

    That first episode where a little girl’s been abducted, they’ve got the guy but he wont’ say where she is – then Mackey goes into the interrogation room.

  34. Up 4 grabs now


    Yeah that’s up there as well.
    The thing and Halloween for me.

    I watched the reboot halloween last year in a cinema on my own. That music starts up and it sets the hairs up on the back of your neck.

  35. Un na naai

    Guns of HackneyAugust 9, 2019 22:20:21
    Dum dum dum dumDum dum dum dumThe chest defibrillator scene. Forget about it.


    Dog scene in the kennel every time. Nothing else like it for years and will always always haunt me

  36. WengerEagle


    Hahahaha Pine Barrens is hilarious the whole way through. Rationing the Ketchup and Relish and the scene with the Russian ‘Interior Decorator’.

    Don’t know what the episode name was but when Meadow’s BF catches Vito sucking off the security guard and is breaking the news to Tony’s crew, scene is comedy gold from start to finish.

  37. Marko

    Speaking of mob related television I can absolutely guarantee you that the best tv series you’re not watching is Gomorrah. Absolutely brilliant series from start to finish. Not quite on the holy grail of TV (Wire, Sopranos and Deadwood) but pretty close

  38. Un na naai

    Eagle don’t remember that scene. Was it the black boyfriend or the Italian wannabe gangster?
    Haven’t seen that show in over 12 years
    Been meaning to go back to it again but there’s so much I haven’t watched like the wire and such.

    I’ll have to give it another go.
    The terror is very good by the way. Wry well writers and acted. No jump scares. Just an overarching sense of dread and hopelessness building.

  39. Valentin

    Mackey is one of the character that you should hate, but you can’t help feel for him.
    The end is tragic. Despite all his misdeeds he is free so should be the winner. But he has lost his pack and is stuck to a desk job that he clearly hates and has glimpses of the action in the outside world.

  40. Un na naai

    You a Fincher fan btw? Another really interesting director.

    Massive Fincher fan
    Love death robots


  41. Marc

    I’m waiting for CG to come on here and name Eastenders as the greatest piece of filmography ever!

    Then tell everyone else they don’t know what they’re talking about.

  42. Un na naai

    I’m waiting for CG to come on here and name Eastenders as the greatest piece of filmography ever!

    Brilliant that.

  43. Up 4 grabs now

    The blood testing scene where Gary is tied to the chair. After he’s been cleared.

    Gentleman I know it’s been a trying day but I really don’t want to be spend the rest of the winter tied to this fucking chair!!!!!

    Or words to that effect. Lol

  44. WengerEagle


    They had a 20 year reunion roundtable there only recently.

    Actor that played Junior still sharp as a tack in his mid 80’s whereas Sirico looks on deaths door in his mid 70’s. Guy looks like he’s lived an eventful life all right.

    Yeah Paulie, Ralphie and Johnny Sack were my favourites beside Tony but Junior was great too. Scene with him and Tony playing golf and Tony needling him about playing in the muff, hilarious.

  45. Marko

    Yeah I couldn’t recommend Gomorrah enough. Might be hard to get outside of sky boxsets. Worth it though. The guy who plays Genny Savestano is a big Naples head too. He’s always on in a Napoli jersey giving it socks

  46. Up 4 grabs now

    Marc it’s amazing how everyone gets along. When we’re not talking about arsenal.
    CG will be along soon to stir the pot I’m sure though.

  47. Un na naai

    He does what he does better than anyone but he seems a bit stuck.


    Not for me. While all his films have that distinctive Tarantino zing to the dialogue and tone they all standout as remarkably different in theme and story and visual style.

    You know it’s him but it’s so strikingly different from his last project. The guy is an absolute genius. Fincher is another.

    I’ll probably get shit for this but aranovsky, I like his work too. Even though it is pretentious.
    Wes Anderson. Paul Thomas Anderson. Some of Mel Gibson too.

  48. WengerEagle


    Fight Club a classic, as is Seven and Zodiac.

    Fight Club in particular is an experience though. Probably Ed Norton at his best along with American History X.

  49. Un na naai

    Neil Blomkamp

    Anyone heard of his new studio?

    Oats studio

    He’s making short films on YouTube and they are fucking quality. Suck you in and make you want to see the rest

    If he managers to raise £100m he will do a trilogy
    Some of the ideas and creatures and effects on a small budget are brilliant

    He’s basically saying that Hollywood is a closed shop for origami ideas and he can make something better on £30m than what is currently being served up from Hollywood.

    I’ll post a link

    Well worth a contribution in my eyes.

  50. Marc


    Ed Norton’s one of those actors who just ups the film.

    Have you ever seen Rounders? It’s not the greatest film you’ll ever see but worth a couple of hours.

  51. Marc


    ” it’s amazing how everyone gets along. When we’re not talking about arsenal.”

    Which is fucking ridiculous the one thing that unites us and brings us all here is a love of Arsenal and we fight like cats and dogs – we talk about music or films and we’re taking recommendations on what to line up next!

    I would suggest serious mental help but I’d have to be first in the queue!

  52. Un na naai


    Don’t remember that at all!! Been too long
    Need to get reacquainted with the guys

    Love it when Tony pulls Pauli into line.

  53. WengerEagle


    Think I’ve seen that a while ago, the one with Matt Damon too and it’s about gambling? Liked it.

    I really do like Matt Damon but he’s not up there as one of my absolute favourites, think he can be a little stiff in roles at times compared to others like Norton although to be fair he is a leading man and tends to play the straight man/protagonist much more often than character roles.

  54. WengerEagle


    Watched Elysium, did you see that one? Thought the concept was fascinating but it wasn’t executed terribly well, solid film but had the potential for much more. South African actor playing the villain was amazing.

    Have to get around to watching District 9.

  55. Un na naai

    Gutted Gandolfini is gone buts it’s probaky saved his legacy from a new series or the sopranos movie

  56. Marc


    Damon’s a bit of an odd one – he does some films that are really top rate others are just meh.

    Have you seen the Good Shepard – really under rated top spy thriller – no car chases or explosions. Quite a long film but worth it for any who haven’t seen it it’s about the birth of the CIA leading up to the Bay of Pigs. If my memory serves me correctly it was directed by De Niro.

  57. Un na naai


    You haven’t seen district 9????!!!
    Mate you’re missing out
    Brilliant film

    Elysium nit that great for me.
    Rio off of the battle angle mange and nit executed as well

    Watch district 9
    Copley is brilliant in it

    And watch I saw the devil

    Ie said it in here before but for me it’s nearly as good as old boy
    Just under
    Fantastic film

  58. Un na naai

    Was having a cigarette in the row so last post copped it a bit
    I’m sure you’ll decipher the gibberish

  59. Un na naai


    Leave it well alone. No gandolfini no sopranos
    Even if he were alive just leave the classics alone. They just can’t help but milk that nostalgia cow can they? And we keep buying the milk.

  60. Marc

    Un na

    The talk is David Chase is going to be involved so it could be good – it’s natural though to think they’re just going to milk this for the cash.

    It’ll all depend on who’s behind it.

  61. Valentin

    I thought that Gandolfini’s son was going to be playing a young Tony Soprano in the Soprano movie that is supposed to be a prequel to the serie.
    Is that not the case?

  62. Un na naai


    Yeah but I read somewhere that genius is a place in time and it’s only limited
    It doesn’t last. Happneded to them all. Best, maradonna, Hendrix, Lennon, the stones, Dylan, McCartney.

    That’s why shows ruin themselves because they just keep going and going way past the nerve they originally strike.

  63. Marc


    Hadn’t heard that I’d heard it was going to be his dad and brother set back in the 60’s.

    I must admit that was a good few years ago maybe they’ve shifted their ideas.

  64. Marko

    Ed Norton’s one of those actors who just ups the film.

    Big footy fan too. Whenever there’s a charity game on he’s usually in it getting nutmegged by Olly Murs.

    Gutted Gandolfini is gone buts it’s probaky saved his legacy from a new series or the sopranos movie

    What are you talking about Don the series ended years before his death and the movie is set around his father and uncle junior’s rise to power

  65. Marc

    Un na

    Thing about your last comment – the legends who are best remembered are the ones who have their careers cut short and die early – ie Hendrix guy was 27 – seems to have been a load of musicians who died at that same age Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones – it seems to be a strange coincidence.

  66. Un na naai


    1) I wasn’t even aware they were doing a film
    2) if he were alive I’m positive they’d try for another sopranos season or do a film with him in

    I personally would rather they left the whole thing exactly how it is. Don’t tarnish it.

    It would be the same if they brought Walter White back somehow
    Just leave it.

  67. Un na naai



    Yeah Hendrix was a bad example but I remember hearing the saying and it struck a cord that genius doesn’t last a life time, it’s just a place in time. Look at Di Niro and Pa cino now. Look at the dross Spielberg and Lucas serve up now.

    Maybe it doesn’t always apply across the board as certain film makers maintain longevity but for the most part I think it’s true

  68. Marc

    I saw a trailer earlier for a new Watchmen – is it a film or a series does anyone know.

    Not a usual fan of the comic book conversions but the Watchmen film was great.

  69. Marc

    Un na

    You can extend it across the board – scientists, artists, musicians you name it.

    I think it’s as much about being at the right place at the right time that something is needed as anything else.

  70. Marko

    Watchmen is a series but it’s gone far left woke

    You can’t help yourself honestly.

    Marc it’s a series it looks good

  71. Marko

    I just don’t know how someone can watch that trailer and think far left woke. It speaks of your mentality honestly

  72. Un na naai


    I haven’t watched it
    There’s a YouTube channel called mr H reviews
    Was watching him the other day and he did a segment on it.
    So pipe down. If I decide I don’t like it or that it’s anything for that matter then it’s up to me. You don’t have any control over the thoughts of others, as much as you’d like to kidding by your reaction to people you disagree with.

    Now calm your hairy little beans down

  73. Un na naai


    I haven’t watched it
    There’s a YouTube channel called mr H reviews
    Was watching him the other day and he did a segment on it.
    So pipe down. If I decide I don’t like it or that it’s anything for that matter then it’s up to me. You don’t have any control over the thoughts of others, as much as you’d like to judging by your reaction to people you disagree with.

    Now calm your hairy little beans down marko

  74. Marko

    I haven’t watched it…if I decide I don’t like it or that it’s anything for that matter then it’s up to me.

    Sounds reasonable. Haven’t seen it but it’s some left woke something. How about you try think for yourself yeah

  75. Danny M.O

    The big short is a good film along with vice. if you are in to those films. if you like comedy then this is the end amd lineapple express is golden.

    Moving on i dnt know why ozil and kola are still excused over that incident. sounds like they mayb angling on a move. Knowing ozil hes probably shook and willing to go to the US for anonymity.

  76. Leedsgunner

    Nketiah possibly might be facing off against Jenkinson this Saturday… lol.

    First of all, hats off to Jenkinson for a most heartfelt farewell letter to us Arsenal fans as an Arsenal fan. It was sincere and genuine and I wish him well. It was the letter that Koscielny SHOULD have written as a former captain. Jenkinson lacked in ability… but he had buckets and buckets of heart.

    Nketiah please please please take this loan and own it. Score for fun, and show us all how hungry you are to play.

  77. Leedsgunner

    Hopefully Alisson will still be out injured when we face them in two weeks. Why did Alisson get pulled? What’s wrong with him?

  78. Leedsgunner

    Apparently AS Monaco is looking at Mustafi. To be honest I would love us to swap him for Benjamin Heinrichs, an excellent versatile young defender and just be done with it.

  79. Tony

    Wall street much better than Wolf on Wall Street

    Green Book was brilliant.

    Kursk 2019 is the best of the Kursk movies

    Ex Machina – best AI movie with Alicia Vikandar

    Armageddon – Best Bruce willis movie prefer Willis in comedies

    Lock Stock & 2 smoking Barrels was Guy Ricci’s best movie

    Porky’s – best Lampoon comedy possibly the best US Uni comedy ever Porky’s 2 not so much

    Hunt for the Red October

    I could go on all day because when I was young (almost 64 now) all we had was football/rugby and the cinema (anyone remember Saturday morning cinema?)

    These days we travel with a media players and HD for hotels for our kids’ room and another for ours, and as a family we love both movies and TV series and is why we are adding a cinema to our house as well as a family games room to get the balance right between TV and interactive games, such as cards etc that is not PS4 Pro.

    I probably watch around 100+ movies a year plus my sport (arsenal & international rugby union) interests now I’m retired.

    So many great movies and TV series out there past and present.

  80. Elmo

    With the news that Ozil and Kola are unavailable because they’ve suffered ‘further incidents’ since the original car hijack, I wonder whether Ozil and his wife are now keen on escaping London, and the DC United media story had some substance.

    It’s extremely difficult to find a solution with his wages, but there’s an outside chance he takes a paycut just to get himself and his wife out of London before the international window shuts.

  81. Tony

    A series I am also enjoying is Ballers with The Rock – for me his best thus far.

    Californication probably had one of the best scripts and brilliantly acted.

  82. Tony

    Good to hear Emery being vocal about Mustafi et al:

    “‘Maybe there was the possibility he can leave’: Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits he is open to shipping out under-fire defender Shkodran Mustafi

    Emery has confirmed he expects several departures in the coming weeks

    Teams in Europe still have until September 2 to make signings

    Maligned centre back Shkodran Mustafi is at the front of the queue to leave

    Mohamed Elneny and Konstantinos Mavropanos could also be shipped out ”

  83. Bojangles

    All this talk on movies. I can’t believe this one didn’t get a mention.aybe nobody watched it or just didn’t rate it. Top movie though.

    Leon: The Professional. Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman.

  84. MidwestGun

    Apparently the talks about Ozil moving to DC were mostly bs… His representatives were there to talk about opening coffee shops. As I said before there is no way Ozil is taking a 50% paycut. However, I agree the whole ….the police told him and Kola to stay home thing is as weird as it gets. Sounds like a made up excuse. How is him staying home going to protect his family any more? They have these things called bodyguards all the rage with rich people.

  85. China1

    The only criticism I have of the club atm is emery has said the target is too 4

    Imo the target should be top 3 and hopefully a domestic or EL trophy. That’s where our squad should be roundabout this season

    Top 4 should really be the absolute bare minimum and I dislike the idea of setting targets for absolutely marginal improvement after the squad has actually got quite a fair bit better.

    Anyway, good luck to the guy tomorrow. It’s not too late for me to watch so I’ll be watching!

  86. China1

    Not sure what to make if the ozil story but we should probably give t the benefit of the doubt if the police are involved

    Tbh it could be that the police have reason to suspect there could be more attacks lined up on him but lack details but honestly I’ve no idea and it is strange

    It also wouldn’t be the first time arsenal faked excuses to let ozil not play – but again I’ll give this one the benefit of the doubt

  87. MidwestGun

    Exactly, I would like to believe it is a legit thing… as well…I just read an article that says the Club is helping him get private security or something to that affect.. but it’s Ozil…. weirdness surrounds him.. it seems.

  88. China1

    If we assume laca Pepe ozil and Lola are all not playing tomorrow, I wonder how we will set up


    The above is my guess for what emery will do, but my preference would be mikki and xhaka our for Martinelli and willock

    Exciting times when we have options and it’s not a foregone conclusion

  89. Bojangles


    Yeah she really took off around that time. Same can’t be said for Reno though. Had one or two ok movies but seemed to be mis-cast, gotta blame his agent really, just out to get quick bucks rather than putting his client’s career first… Then again, I’m guessing Reno would have had the last word in what parts he accepted.

  90. MidwestGun

    Will probably be our weakest lineup of the season..but given recent playing time I would let the youth play as well.. Willock and Nelson for sure. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure Miki will get a start as well..

  91. Tony

    Even though it’s so dated now this is such a funny movie, especially if you have a few drinks first or whatever rocks your boat.

    The gym and police interview scenes are brilliantly funny.

    Today’s comedy movies just don’t have those eye watering belly laughs any more, as with sit coms these days.

    Kind of like Only Fools & Horses, which is timeless with its humour, such as the Hang Glider and Chandelier episodes or the Pub singer (crywin) and the yuppy one.

  92. Leedsgunner

    If Özil is worried about his personal security, perhaps he will move to one of the Turkish giants to finish his career. Very few people will mess with someone who is so close with the country’s President…

  93. Un na naai

    Sounds reasonable. Haven’t seen it but it’s some left woke something. How about you try think for yourself yeah

    Thanks but I’m good for life advice right now. Honestly. Try Joe or Bob. Appreciate the gesture though

  94. Un na naai

    Should Luiz not be available for the trip to St James’ Park, Emery will start Calum Chambers with Socrates in central defence.

    More lazy journalism
    No wonder everyone is deserting the mainstream. They deippped the ball years ago and now the internet is destroying them
    People see right through it every time.
    Society has sussed you daily mail.

  95. Pierre

    Although Norwich took a bit of a pasting in the first half last night , I believe they will surprise a few people with the quality of their football .

    I have said a few times last season on here , Daniel Farke is a quality up and coming manager ( possibly the next klopp) , he is brave and adventurous in the way he sets out his team and he is exactly the type of manager Arsenal football club should be considering when Emery leaves .

    He spent one million pound this window and he is putting his faith in unknown young players and cheap options from around the world..

    He will.stick to his beliefs in how the game should be played and I believe this Norwich team will bring a breath of fresh air to the premiership this season with their style of football.

  96. Un na naai

    Travel agent Tony

    Porkys yes- showing your age now fella
    Armageddon no. Michael Bay has to be the anti christ when it comes to film. Can’t stand his cheesy crap.

  97. chris

    Was happy to see Norwich try to make a game of it last night, showing no fear and sticking to their principles. It makes the games against their equals vital as they will likely receive similar results against the top 6 clubs playing in that manner.

    I think Pukki will hit 10-15 goals this season for them. Knows where the goal is, very composed finish when given the opportunity. Both full backs looked good going forward at least.

  98. Mark

    Un nai – interesting theory and to some degree the job of journalist is apparently at high risk ……. but the daily mail has the largest audience news site on the planet . It’s going nowwhere . Journalists will simply become more online. I’d imagine Pod Cast traffic is increasing as well.
    It’s all well and good getting tribal feedback through online platforms but sometimes it’s great to get a Barnay Ronay view on your club. There’ll always be a place for that .
    Should have a look at Martin Samuel , he called out Geoff Hurst a few days back over the 70’s football Pedo scandals. A very good piece of journalism

  99. Mark

    Leeds Gunner – I’m not saying all was better in the old days but even 20 years ago a local Mr Big would have been having a word. In fact I believe a recently deceased Scouse Gangster did so on behalf of Stevie G. Result was Stevie G then remained on Merseyside and turned down Chelsea.
    It looks like the London scene is very fragmented. Personally I’m surprised a certain North London family didn’t have a word , they have been known to do this over two previous teen stabbing resulting in the assailants turning themselves in.
    Part of the issues I reckon at the moment is there’s probably anarchy with the old guard simply too old and too remote.

  100. Graham62


    I Agree.

    I was very impressed by their movement and approach play.

    They will cause problems for a few teams this season.

  101. Leftsidesanch

    Mustafi has been informed by fans in no uncertain terms that we want him to go off to pastures new, and by our manager x3 and he still wants to remain.

    I really hope we can get rid of him and Elneny before the end of the window.

  102. terraloon


    If Arsenal’s medical team took any notice whatsoever of Lennons comments then everyone of them need sacking.
    The responsibility for ensuring that Tierneys fitness or indeed any incoming player is ok lies 100% at Arsenal’s door and therein is the concern because everything being reported and indeed his issues in 2018/19 suggests that the alarm bells should have been banging loud.
    We have seen this before at Arsenal that players with on going injuries have been signed mainly on loan but none the less they became costly bystanders.
    What do they say about buyer be aware

  103. China1

    Yeah it was always clear Lennon was lying.

    It’s why I didn’t want arsenal to do business with them in the end. It’s not even about the player, the cost or the injury, it’s that Celtic have been acting like something bigger than they are, which is a team of 15 year olds playing in an under 13s league.

    They have this idea that they’re actually something because the dominate a pub league. Screw those losers, seriously