Freeeeedddddiiiiieeeeeeee

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I am so BORED.

Yep, I’m one of those children this week. Someone tap me out of international week. What a waste of fucking time. The fact a team as ‘ok’ as England hadn’t lost a qualifier in 10 years until last week tells you what a total nonsense having an ‘everyone can compete’ qualifier is.

Anyway, AMN, fresh from bitching about playing in the wrong position / taking a red card to end the experiment… is talking about how bloody marv Freddie Ljungberg is as a coach.

“There’s quite a few things [I have learnt] really,”

“He knows me as a winger, so attacking-wise he’s helped my game a lot. Defensively, I go to someone else to help me because they’re two different styles that I have to play.

“Him personally, he’s pulled me to the side a lot and has shown me different techniques and ways of beating players, ways of crossing the ball and shooting. It’s helping me and I’m happy to have him around because he’s such a big figure in the team.”

If this is the first piece of evidence in the deep state conspiracy to overthrow Emery, the comments Raul made about Freddie are the makings of case, with David Ornstein’s puff piece on the man being the smoking gun.

You don’t need me to punch the numbers into your pocket calculator… I am not going to be vaccinated. Simple as that my friends. #FreddieIn

The pinch of ‘hmmm’ you have to take with these stories: Does Freddie look so damn good against Emery because he can do the basics really well… you know, like speak the language? Mad piece of intel is he’s learning Spanish so he can talk to the Emery. How mad is that?

It’s also not difficult to see who has more sauce unless you’re a weirdo on the sauce spectrum. He’s literally a legend in the eyes of those kids. They’ll have grown up on his partnership with Bergkamp, the flash of red hair, and all the trophies.

I remain sceptical, but it’s hard to when you keep hearing kid after kid going out of their way to talk about how incredible he is.

If I were Emery, I’d get on the double sessions of Rosetta Stone, because outsourcing communications is a sure-fire way to lose authority… I just pray he never loses that ‘good ebening’ opener.

In other news, can everyone jump online and celebrate this elite piece of journalism penned by the mighty Rob Smyth?

He works for a paper that truly believes Twitter is a barometer for what’s really going on in culture, if we create enough noise around this story, maybe The Guardian will rally around a ‘Save OGS’ agenda.

That’s something I could live with. #SaveOGSHeDeservesRespectAndLongDeal.

Right, that’s me done. See you in the comments. Listen to my podcast. Sound is a bit off for the first 9mins, but then it gets better because I fix the mic problem (turned it on).

LOVE YOU xxx

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  1. DM

    Haha, Bankz you sly dog! Who knew you’d be competing for this random one! Hope you’ve been enjoying my absences. Last set of Jewish festivals coming up next week so after that I’m back properly and I’ll be having my tr4phies, thanks 😊

  2. Sohara

    Saka said this week that He cannot understand Emery & he goes to Freddie for coaching . I have seen Freddie coaching him during breaks of play at The Emirates . Emery doesn’t seem to mind Freddie doing that, so fair play to Unai for that Arsene would never have allowed that

  3. Mr Serge

    Omg you two are tossers
    Pedro Freddie is a good coach does this make him s good manager ?
    Would we hire a non experienced manager like that ?

  4. Emiratesstroller

    Pedro

    Maitland-Niles is neither good enough playing for Arsenal as a wing back or
    winger.

    Let’s be clear he is not a starting X1 standard player for the club and as I expressed many times this season he became a liability when he played in
    right wing back position and left us totally exposed at back. Chambers is
    not a first choice fullback but at least he is more reliable as understudy to
    Bellerin when he is unfit to play.

    Furthermore Arsenal are not short of understudy wingers at the club in Martinelli, Saka and Nelson who are better footballers and with greater potential than AMN.

    What has been clear to me this season is that AMN falls well short of the
    standards required to remain in our squad and is now one of the remaining
    candidates to be offloaded either in January or the Summer.

  5. Leedsgunner

    Bielsa has really disappointed me.

    Nketiah, when he arrived at Leeds, was scoring for fun. He deserves a start in the Championship but he has stuck by his striker Bamford (who has struggled to score) because he says he wants someone more experienced in the league.

    If so, why did Leeds fight off other clubs like Bristol City for Nketiah? I’m sure our club would have made it clear he was being sent on loan for first team league experience.

    If he is being used as a Cup player, he should be brought back and sent on to a club who will give him the step up he needs.

    As he proved on international duty other night, give him game time… he scores.

  6. Leedsgunner

    I would give AMN a run out as a DM in cup games to provide support to Torreira but I would make it clear to him that he needs to step up or be prepared to move elsewhere. Given his age, it’s probably too soon to drop him completely yet but given his time with the first team he really needs to make a position his own.

  7. Mr Serge

    Go to agree with you Emirates Amn is a squad player at best and as a HG player he has to stay but his is the least talented of the 6 kids
    Saka,Nelson, martinelli, guendouzi, nketiah and Wilock the 5 at the club should all start before him

    Leeds need to give Eddie a run of games for sure bumford is not in his class

  8. Emiratesstroller

    Leedsgunner

    AMN is not good enough to play in any position on the field least of all as DM.

    Arsenal have on their books a number of promising young players coming through the system. Players like Willock, Nketiah, Saka, Nelson, Smith-Rowe
    and Balogun.

    One or two will make the grade and others will not. I am afraid AMN has had
    his opportunity and failed. He falls into the same category as Iwobi and should
    be offloaded.

  9. Mr Serge

    Emirates we can’t offload him he is one of our HG players we have to have 8 registered
    Martinez
    Chambers
    Bellerin
    Holding
    AMN
    Macey
    ESR
    Wilock
    Are the 8

  10. Luteo Guenreira

    I hope DM and Bankz end up retiring to the same care home and live out their lives trying to beat each other to the medication line every morning.

  11. Bamford10

    Again, I will go out on a limb and say that not only will United compete for top four this season, they will do so with Solskjaer at the wheel.

    Yes, the whole world has written them off, and yes, the whole world has declared Solskjaer dead, but the whole world happens to be wrong on this point.

    United were right to place faith in Solskjaer, and as long as they avoid serious injury issues in their starting XI going forward, they will compete for fourth by season end.

    You heard it here first. 😉

  12. Vegas gooner

    I’d take Freddie over emery any day so long as he brings bould with him. We’re sorely lacking a defensive coach.

  13. Luteo Guenreira

    Shamford

    You are definitely on the sauce spectrum. Don’t worry, no one is going to take your credit if OGS pans out. You’re firmly the only one I’m aware of that is such a nuthugger for the United boss around here. Regardless, even if United do make top 4 this season it will likely be in spite of their manager, not because of him. Similar to Arsenal w/ Emery. With every top club aside from Liverpool shitting the bed so far, saying United will make top 4 isn’t nearly the risk you seem to think it is. It’s October.

    Pedro has sauce Tourette’s though, has to scream it out every few minutes. SAUCE! …..SAUCE!

  14. Valentin

    What amazes me is the number of people who suddenly are expert in Willock, Saka, Martinelli and AMN. If Freddie see something in AMN as a right winger, I would rather trust his judgement over keyboard warriors. Most have never seen AMN play right winger.

    AMN is a much better right winger most give him him credit for. He has pace, he can dribble and he can cross the ball and he has defensive awareness. He is 22 years old who has nearly never played in his favourite position at senior level. Yet despite being stuck at right back, he already has two open-play assists.
    Let give him some Europa League game time and see how he perform before ditching him.

    Pepe at 22 (2017/2018) was playing for Angers in League 1 scoring 3 goals and 1 assist in 33 appearances across 1307 minutes or the equivalent of 14.5 games. His stats were pitiful. Bielsa saw something in him. Bought him for Lille, and converted him into a striker. That experiment failed. Once Bielsa left, it took Galthier to unlock his potential by reverting him to right winger.
    I trust that Freddie can do the same with AMN. Revert him back to the fierce right winger he once was at U21 level.

  15. Valentin

    Vegas,

    I am not sure that Freddie would need Steve Bould as a defensive coach.
    Bould is a great individual player defender mentor, but all his youth team have been suspect at the back. On the other hand, Freddie’s team once he is able to instill his philosophy to his team they tend to be pretty solid defensively.
    Last season, the U23 did not lose a league game for the last six months.

  16. Nelson

    I also think that we should not rush to unload AMN. Unlike Xhaka, he is fast. With proper coaching, he can still improve.

  17. Slade

    Valentin says Emery is only puffing up his CV with the Europa and doesn’t care a bit about the league or what upper management expects of him….I believe Valentin because, well, he knows so much more than anyone else about the behind scenes of Arsenal and having earned his coaching badges is ready to take the helm of Arsenal with saucy Pedro in tow.

  18. Atid

    It’s a shame role don’t read the rules before making a statement.

    Mr Serge you do not have to have 8 home grown players. In fact you don’t have to have any. The rule is you can have 25 players over the age of 21 in your squad of which at least 8 must be homegrown. However, if a team wishes they can have a squad of just 17 non-homegrown players. At the moment Arsenal have just 6 homegrown players. Willock and Smith-Rowe are not yet old enough to be classed as homegrown.

    As for another comment about Saliba being homegrown that too is incorrect. A foreign player of 18 years old or younger cannot be homegrown, however once he has been at the club 3 years he will be.

  19. Emiratesstroller

    Valentin

    AMN has been involved in the first team/squad over last three seasons and could have been selected to play wing in games during that period when we were short of players in that position.

    The reality is that there are better “prospects” at the club in that position. Also
    you should not forget that he played recently in RW position and his performance was average and he was subbed.

    My point is that when you introduce youngsters to first team squad they should be given a chance to prove themselves, but if they fail to perform to
    the required level then you should offload them.

    At the moment the club are not short of forwards who are frankly more effective than AMN. Where we are short is in midfield and defence.

  20. Thorough

    Golden Boy Awards.
    Shit list.
    Chukwueze out, how possible?
    And Fati who wasn’t even part of the initial 38 makes the final 20.
    The only consolation would be if Matty G wins it. Fifa is scum redefined!

  21. Graham62

    Mr Serge

    “Pedro, Freddie is a good coach but does that make him a good manager”

    1. Speaks English fluently.
    2. Knows how to conduct himself.
    3. Superb at PR. We/The entire footballing world can all relate to him.
    4. Respected by the players.
    5. Good looking guy.
    6. Tea ladies and all female staff will be happy.
    7. One cool dude.
    8. Knows the club inside out.
    9. Knows what we want.
    10. Would be the only manager in the history of the game that has modelled Calvin Klein underwear.

    Freddie all day long!

  22. Northbanker

    If Freddie needs a defensive coach then I would look to Martin Keown who had that one season in that role for us when we reached the Champions League Final in 2006 without conceding a goal along the way, inc beating Real Madrid away 1-0 along the way

  23. Valentin

    Atif,

    “It’s a shame role don’t read the rules before making a statement.”

    Pot kettle….

    In order to qualify as home grown a player has to be register for 3 years in an England club before the year of his 21st birthday.
    Despite sending him on loan Arsenal have registered Saliba in the premier League squad this season. So if they also register him for the next two seasons, when he will reach 21 years old he would have been registered 3 years in an England club. Hence automatically qualifying as a home grown player.

    So the idea that a club could thrive with only 17 players and under 21 years old academy players (under 21 years players who have not yet been at the club for 3 years needs to register) to play in both the league and a European competition is ridiculous.
    Between the suspension, the injury, the loss of form, most clubs make use of their full contingent of 25 players AND use academy players.

  24. Pierre

    Graham
    You do realise that if Freddie was made manager ,the first thing he will do is bring Ozil back into the fold .

    Let’s hope it happens before the transfer window or Arsenal could make the monumental mistake of letting Ozil go out on loan and have to pay 700 grand a week for the pleasure..

    And all because of Emery……700 grand a week down the drain though at the moment its costing the club double that because doesn’t regard him as good enough to play even for our reserve(europa) side .

    The people running the club are a joke.

    What other club in history has awarded a player a 350 grand a week contract and then 6 months later hire a manager who marinalises that player to the point where he wont even play him in the Europa league.
    And the club ( Raul) back the manager..

    The lunatics are running the asylum .

  25. TheLegendaryDB10

    Pedro

    Mad piece of intel is he’s learning Spanish so he can talk to the Emery. How mad is that?

    If this is really true, then he really needs to move on sooner rather than later. In management, one important factor is knowing how to communicate your ideas clearly and concisely. If you can’t do that then you’re fucked because no one will be on the same page.

    Sound is a bit off for the first 9mins, but then it gets better because I fix the mic problem (turned it on).

    This made me chuckle. Any sound engineer out there would be proud of you!!

  26. Alex Cutter

    “6. Tea ladies and all female staff will be happy.”

    He gay af.

    “Last set of Jewish festivals coming up next week …”

    Are you going to play Kick the Palestinians?

  27. Emiratesstroller

    There are two ways at looking at Ozil’s most recent announcement.

    You can either take it on face value in which case it is utter nonsense for Emery not to include Ozil in team selections. The idea that the player will be cold shouldered and more or less redundant at a cost of £350K pw for the duration of his current contract is lunacy.
    of his contract is lunacy.

    On the other hand Ozil is playing cute and is looking for a massive compensation package from the club in order to move to Turkey on an affordable wage package.

    Whichever way you look at the situation it is going to cost the club a packet.

  28. Guns of Hackney

    I’d take FL for one season to see how he does. In fact, sack Emery and let FL have the rest of this season.

  29. Gentlebris

    Everyone nurses his obsession. The word ‘sauce’ wouldn’t leave Pedro alone, and Pierre dreams of Ozil’s football.

    Blog of obsessions😊

  30. Bojangles

    The man has no pride. Rather sit at home as an overpaid nanny than make the effort to fight for a place in the team. Even Mustafi has managed to do enough to gain selection to the cup teams.

    He thinks, as do some here, that he should be included in the team just because he’s Mesut Özil. Unfortunately he’s just a lazy, unprofessional faded star.

  31. Gentlebris

    ‘I’m going nowhere’ – Ozil vows to honour contract at Arsenal.’

    I’m for giving Ozil play time but let’s face it, Ozil gives no fuck about honour. He just wants his cheques…..all of it.

    If he doesn’t play till January and he doesn’t accept a transfer, then fuck him. He should be asked to train with the academy kids.

  32. Tony

    I’m all for Freddie at some stage caretaking the squad if Emery had to go, but if we want an elite manager, we should be making sure we get him before United.

    Reports in Italy Allegri has been offered £6.5million, but Allegri would prefer not to take over a club mid season.

    Could be any number of reasons for the press stories not least propagated by Allegri’s agent.

  33. Pierre

    Bojangles
    “The man has no pride.”

    It depends how you look at it.

    Is walking away from a situation that is not of his doing , having pride in himself .
    ( creating the most chances since Emery arrived tells me he is doing what he supposed to do , create chances)

    Or is staying at the club and fighting for his place having pride in himself.

    He will have his wages paid whatever he does so money is not the issue.

    Let us also not forget that without Ozil, the team has shown no improvement in any aspect of our play on the field .

    Defending
    Midfield
    Offensive
    Creativity
    Goals conceded
    Possession
    Away results and performances
    Discipline
    Composure.
    Goals conceded.
    Quality.

    No improvement without Ozil despite spending 200 million in just over a year.

  34. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    Thank you arsene wenger may you never come to harm, …

    2017 letting malen go…

    He can’t be forgiven for that…

  35. Normski

    The fact that people think Ozil isn’t good enough for this current Arsenal side is more alarming than G62s Freddie crush and Tony the king of lady boys pinocchio existence.

  36. Valentin

    The fact that Freddie has so much input in the development of the young players is both great and worrisome.

    Great because his U21 teams have been great to watch and knew how to win both with beautiful football but also by grinding results.

    Worrisome because it looks like Emery can’t communicate properly with the younger players. So that lead automatically to the question: “does he communicate better with the older player?” because quite often the team seems pretty disjointed and unclear of what they are trying to do.

    The good news is that it really look like Freddie is groomed to take over from Emery. If he ever got the job, I would trust Freddie to be smart enough to surround himself with a proper team rather than yes men.

  37. Bamford10

    Emirates

    “You can either take [Ozil’s interview] on face value, in which case it is utter nonsense for Emery not to include Ozil in team selections.”

    By “selection,” do you mean the first XI, or do you mean the team? If the latter, I probably agree; if the former, I don’t agree at all. Even if Ozil has shown a good attitude and level of effort in training, this doesn’t mean he deserves to be in the XI. He doesn’t do enough on either side of the ball to justify his inclusion in important matches — this has been true for a long time now — and he doesn’t fit with the style Emery wants to play. So if all he says in the interview is true — I don’t think it is, btw — that’s great, but it doesn’t mean he should be in the XI.

    However, and perhaps more to the point, there is absolutely no chance whatsoever that Emery has left Ozil out of the team entirely without Ozil having been provocatively low-effort in training. Ozil is the highest paid player at the club, and he was once one of the best players in the world. There is no chance Emery would leave him out entirely if he was working hard every day and exhibiting a stellar attitude. None. That Emery has done this, that Emery has publicly stated that others “deserve” to be included more, clearly indicates that Ozil has been less than what he should be in training.

  38. Bamford10

    Pierre

    “The people running the club are a joke.”

    Nonsense. Sanllehi, Edu and Emery are serious and ambitious men who want to accomplish something. Fanboys who can’t see or accept that their favorite player is no longer what he once was are the joke here.

    “What other club in history has awarded a player a 350 grand a week contract …”

    Sadly, we used to be run by Arsene Wenger and to some extent Ivan Gazidis. They made many, many bad decisions, including the decision to give Ozil a new (and massively inflated) contract.

    “And the club (Raul) back the manager. The lunatics are running the asylum.”

    Yes, the club does back the manager on this. But that means EVERYONE backs him on this: Sanllehi, Edu, Freddie, Kroenke, Kroenke. If it were otherwise, we would hear about it. As for “lunatics,” these are serious, practical men; none of them is a lunatic. The “lunatic,” my friend, is you. As I’ve said before, your obsession is to the point that you should honestly probably see a professional.

  39. Graham62

    Pierre (Re: 8:46 post)

    And you know that for a fact?

    Has he actually said this?

    Where’s your source?

    Pierre you ALWAYS end up cutting your own throat.

    Is this a deliberate ploy to entice responses from other posters.

    Just so you know “the lunatics took over the asylum” long ago. I would say 10 years prior to Emerys arrival.

    Emery entered the asylum created and run by your master. Yes, he is not upto scratch but let’s be honest here, he took over an utter shitfest.

    Ozil is your only argument on here. You don’t get it with him but then again based on your own ignorance to the core problems at the club over the years, it doesn’t surprise me one jot that you blame Emery for everything.

    I personally don’t see you as a real supporter, just a blinkered fool.

    Cheers!

  40. Bamford10

    Emirates

    “Where we are short is in midfield and defence.”

    Not to mention that AMN was completely underwhelming when he was played wide right in the Europa. He wasn’t terrible — after all, he has pace and he’s fairly skillful — but he demonstrated all of the traits that have made him a lackluster fullback, e.g., casualness, laziness, poor decision-making, etc.

    There is a part of me that looks at his positive attributes and thinks, “maybe he could help us in midfield; maybe if he buckled down, worked hard, played simply, helped us win the ball, defend, etc., he could be of some use”. The problem is that ultimately I think this is all too unlikely. His bad habits and attitudes are too far ingrained at this point.

    I think he could have been a good player if he had developed the right habits and the right attitude several years ago. However, I think it may be too late for him now, even at 22.

  41. raptora

    Malen has scored 23 goals and assisted another 5 in 18 starts or 2100 minutes for PSV in Eredivisie and in the Champions League. That’s exactly a goal per game, and 1 assist in every 4.6 games.

    He progressed the way he did after landing 13 goals and 5 assist in his 1 year for PSV’s U21 team. That’s a player that was basically developed to a stage where he was good enough to be playing the seniors. Sold for £540k.

    Then there’s Gnabry. Just how good Gnabry was in his first season after we sold him – 11 goals in 23 games for Werder, or the exact same amount of goals that Iwobi scored for us in his 4 years in our EPL team. Gnabry scored 11 goals in less than 2000 minutes, Iwobi scored 11 goals in 5915 minutes.

    If we were better at the time at spotting and giving chances to talent we wouldn’t have to spend 70m pounds for a winger.

    But Wenger was in self-preservation mode so he couldn’t bother giving chances away to youth players. Then there’s Iwobi and you start to question the common sense. I know we cashed in on Iwobi really nicely, but we could have had world class talents in our team. For free!!!

    I hope we don’t make the same mistakes with Saka, Martinelli, Willock. They have a similar potential.

  42. Pierre

    Bamford

    “Provocatively low effort”

    What does this mean .

    Ozil sitting on a bench having a fag whilst the others are doing yet another circuit around the pitch.

    Ozil refusing to train

    Ozil Late for training

    Ozil Missing training .

    What do you regard as provocatively low effort.

    This is the recent quote from Ozil

    “It’s disappointing, of course. But as a professional footballer, I have to respect the decision of the coach,”
    “Not being involved, watching from home, makes me feel helpless. I want to be part of the side, I want to support my team-mates to succeed. I’m not training all the time just for the sake of it, I’m ready to play.

    “This should not be about me or the coach, only the club. I have to give everything, be fit and focused, and I’m training hard to be ready.”

    Following Ozil’s omission from the 18-man Europa League squad that defeated Standard Liege 4-0, Emery suggested that German is being left out of the Arsenal team because other players deserve to play more .

    However, the German bears no grudge about his current situation, insisting he has “respect” for his manager, just like the other coaches in his career.

    When asked if he fears Emery might not pick him for Arsenal again, he said: “I don’t think that will happen. I will play. I believe in myself to do what he asks of me and I want to help the club to reach our goals.

    “I’ve worked under some of the biggest coaches in the world – Arsene [Wenger], Jose Mourinho, Joachim Low – and always I show respect. It’s the same for Unai.

    “We might not see eye-to-eye on everything but that’s normal, it’s life and it’s the same with my family and friends. You have to accept it and go forward.”

    Ozil was the victim of a moped attack prior to the start of the 2019-20 campaign, along with team-mate Sead Kolasinac, which had an effect on his pre-season preparations.

    But the ex-Real Madrid player said he had recovered from the incident and had been working harder to keep fit because he hadn’t been playing matches.

    “Pre-season went very well and although things were disrupted by the [carjacking] attack, since then I’ve been fully available and when the coach has selected me I’ve been ready, played and always tried to give my best,” Ozil added.

    “I’ve trained at the same level my whole career but because I’ve not had minutes recently, I’m doing extra work with the fitness coach and in the gym to get even fitter than normal. I know what is needed and believe in myself”

    Emery needs to start telling the truth if you ask me .

    He is in danger of making himself ( and raul) looki very foolish unless he comes up with some honest and plausible answers

  43. Bamford10

    Raptora

    I agree that Wenger and staff did not see in Gnabry and Malen what perhaps they should have seen, but I don’t think it’s because Wenger was in “preservation mode”. I think it’s because he just didn’t see players or the game very well at that point. After all, at the same time he was not seeing what he perhaps should have been seeing in the two above, he was championing Yaya Sanogo in press conferences. It’s not like he was not putting stock in young, somewhat unproven players; it’s that he was putting stock in the wrong young players.

  44. Pierre

    Graham
    Freddie understands the game( unlike you, stick to rugby) …he will reinstate Ozil into the squad , guaranteed.

  45. Valentin

    Bamford,

    In the game against Standard Liege in the Europa League, we did not play in 4-2-3-1, we played a strange tactic which meant that in attack we were playing in a 4-1-3-2 with two strikers: Martinelli and AMN. In defensive mode we then played in Christmas tree formation in a 4-3-2-1. With Nelson and AMN the two.
    So very difficult to judge him as a right winger when he did not play a right winger for most of the game.

  46. Bamford10

    Raptora

    Oh, and I don’t think Iwobi could have been (or ever will be) world class. Unless you’re talking about going back to when he was twelve or so and developing him in a different and better way. Given the player he was, though, when he was 19, 20, 21, 22, I don’t think he was ever going to be “world class”. Not in my opinion.

  47. Valentin

    Bamford,

    Gnabry was sold because he refused to sign a new contract, not because his talent was not recognised.

    Malen was sold because of his off the field attitude. Same reason he left Ajax two years before. His talent was never in doubt.

  48. Pierre

    Have to say that after reading David Luiz generous comments towards Ozil and the magnanimous way Ozil has reacted to his unfair treatment and words from Emery, it shows the character of the man.

    No malice in his words whatsoever ….class.

  49. Pierre

    Bamford
    “Pierre
    See a professional ”

    Turning to insults is a clear indication that you have no words to counter my argument.

    Explain what is ” provocatively low effort” ..

  50. Graham62

    Nice one Pierre .

    You didn’t answer my questions.

    How do you know Freddie will include Ozil in the team if he becomes manager?

    Actually, I note you said “squad”. Does this mean you’re also having some doubts about Mesut?

    Yep, love all sports.

    Golf and Football not a great mix though.

  51. Pierre

    Ozil…”extra training ”

    Someone’s telling porkies ….and I dont think its Ozil…

    Raul.
    “That is to try not to make any distinctions, play the ones who work hard in training and reward the effort “

  52. Graham62

    Pedro

    Can’t you draw up a post just for Pierre.

    Something along the lines of ” The A-Z of Mesut Ozil”

    A is for……….A#####E!
    B is for……….?

    Put us out of our misery………..PLEASE!

  53. Normski

    G62

    Please step away from your computer. You are fudging embarrassing yourself.

    Isn’t it time for your medicine? Or a nap?

    All this poppycock and talk of Freddie is getting you all giddy.

  54. Bojangles

    Özil needs to be at a club that can afford to carry a passenger for 70% of the time in each game. Seeing as we already have to carry one player there is no way we can afford to carry two.

    Maybe when the Albanian lump loses a week due to suspension there may be an opening for Özil to actually earn a week’s pay.

  55. raptora

    Valentin,

    Gnabry was sold cause we fucked up with him and he knew that. You don’t have a super/elite talent and treat it the way we did. Boy was a the Golden Boy 2013 nominee. You normally don’t get there if you aren’t a real quality talent. And what did Wenger and co do? First they stopped playing him, then sent him on loan to WBA?! Hello?! Gnabry was 100% in his own right to not resign and leave. Mind you that Gnabry had 1 year left on his contract. If Wenger believed that he was worth it, he would have kept him, then he would have showed him that he’ll play a lot for us. Only reason Gnabry left is because he wasn’t getting chances at the Arsenal. Same with Malen. Why these two left and Jeff btw, but Wenger was playing Sanogo, Iwobi, Joel Campbell and even gave Akpom chances it’s on him. 100%.

    The year that Gnabry was on loan to WBA, Iwobi registered 1124 minutes in our senior team, including starts in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
    Joel Campbell registered 1614 senior minutes, inlcuding multiple starts in EPL, UCL, FAC and LC.
    Gnabry played a total of 12 minutes for WBA because his style wasn’t fitting the Pulis style.

    Wenger to blame cause Wenger picks who he plays. Gnabry and Malen would have stayed if they were getting game time for us. But when they saw Iwobis, Campbells and Sanogos stealing their minutes, they left. And they did well. How much it has changed since Wenger got sacked. Our youths are looking great for the first time in so many years. We are buying young players. We are shrewd on the transfer window.

    I didn’t like Wenger’s interviews (and his persona as a whole I guess cause what you say is what you are) in his late period due to the fact that he acted like he knew it all. There is nothing more he could learn, he knew it all. This interview comes to mind:

    “No, director of football, I don’t know what it means,”
    “Is it someone who stands on the road and directs the players left and right? I never understand what it means, director of football.”
    “I’m manager of Arsenal and as long as I am manager, I will decide what happens on the technical front,” he added. “That’s it.”

    Oh boy, how wrong and deluded was he…

  56. Valentin

    Everybody know that the issue between Emery and Özil is personal. Most of the argument presented by Emery apologists to justify Özil not even making the game squad are just bad excuses.

    For example the argument that Özil run less has already been shown to be bogus. When it was used Last season stats proved that in fact Özil was one running more than most.
    Now it is Özil does not train well. Strangely enough the Arsenal training media video is full of Özil training hard. Then it became Özil does not do what is asked of him. If Xhaka is selected because he does what is asked of him, then I would question what is asked of the players.

  57. Bamford10

    Pierre

    “Turning to insults …”

    I don’t mean the above as an insult; I genuinely think you have a problem and that you should see a professional.

    As for what “provocatively low-effort” means, this is self-evident. Do you remember when Ozil refused to acknowledge the away fans at the Etihad? When Mertesacker became irate with him and remained furious with Ozil for more than a week? Well, that was provocatively self-absorbed, whiny, pouty and disrespectful — to fans and to the club. That Ozil is capable of similar behavior in training, that he has engaged in such behavior recently and that this is why he has been left out, is obvious.

  58. Danialtos

    PierreOctober 16, 2019 21:50:29
    Marc
    To be fair , Danialtos is a bit of a prick , so take it easy on him.

    Pierre if you havent noticed I have never called anyone names since I started commenting here so don’t start with me

  59. Emiratesstroller

    Bamford 10

    Ref: Ozil

    I am not suggesting that Ozil should be an automatic starter in major games, but surely he is good enough to be playing on a more regular basis than we have seen this season.

    Moreover affording him so little game time will make it more difficult to offload him should that be the purpose of what is going on at moment. It is
    inconceivable that anyone will pay him £100K pw let alone £350K pw when he
    is so underused as a footballer in last two seasons.

    Ref: Maitland-Niles

    I see nothing in this player’s performance level which suggests to me that he
    has a future with Arsenal.

    He is as far as I am concerned a “journeyman footballer” bordering on EPL
    and Championship level standard.

    Arsenal do not need Utility Players. We need players who excel in the position
    where they are expected to play. The fact that AMN is not good enough in any
    one position says it all.

  60. Danialtos

    MarcOctober 16, 2019 21:27:16
    DanialtosIf you despise and hate what the English are / have done why don’t you fuck off and support a team from another more socially acceptable country?I’m sure that wherever you are from has never been guilty of any sort of issue.

    You should hold your horses.I never said I ‘despise and hate’ what the British are..am half English myself and I have lived in England for a while,Kent to be specific(don’t even get me started on the shameless amount of racism there and yes I have witnessed it first hand,dunno if it has reduced)…what I despise though is the hypocrisy regarding immigration and racism especially.For example,am hearing people calling for banning of Bulgaria in tournaments while on the other hand am not hearing the same energy in calling out for such steep measures in the English league on teams who participate in such vile actions

  61. raptora

    Valentin: “Malen was sold because of his off the field attitude.”

    ‘That I was sent away from Arsenal is certainly not true. I still had a contract for a year and Arsenal even wanted to extend that.
    ‘I don’t play football for the money. I never did that. Otherwise I would not have left England.’
    ‘There are stories that I was not fit when I came to Arsenal. But I have never been too fat, that is really a nonsense story,’

    Put the case to bed I would assume. He wanted to play, just like Gnabry did. Both left cause Wenger didn’t play them.

  62. Bamford10

    Valentin

    Not that any of your comments really merit a response, but are you seriously claiming that Ozil contributes just as much energy, pressing or tackling as a Ceballos or a Martinelli when he’s on the field? You can’t seriously believe this. Do you actually watch Arsenal? Do you even actually watch football? Some of the comments you post here make me wonder.

    And the problem, btw, isn’t just what Ozil gives you when you don’t have possession of the ball. He’s also low-energy and unproductive when you DO have the ball. What Ozil have you lot been watching the last few years? It certainly isn’t the one who has actually been on the field. I guess some of you spend all of your time watching Ozil highlights from 2010. That Ozil is gone.

    It’s kind of maddening. How are we still talking about this? It’s a little like how people were still defending Wenger in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, long after he had clearly been exposed in any number of ways. It’s sort of hard to even gets one’s head around, but one thing it clearly reveals is that people see very different things when they watch a football match. And some people — and I honestly mean no offense by this — don’t see very much and don’t see very well.

  63. Danialtos

    PierreOctober 17, 2019 11:32:17
    Bamford
    “Pierre
    See a professional ”Turning to insults is a clear indication that you have no words to counter my argument.

    Imagine my surprise when I saw Pierre complaining about insults

  64. Pierre

    “As for what “provocatively low-effort” means, this is self-evident. Do you remember when Ozil refused to acknowledge the away fans at the Etihad? When Mertesacker became irate with him and remained furious with Ozil for more than a week? Well, that was provocatively self-absorbed, whiny, pouty and disrespectful”

    Nice try Bamford but of course you didn’t say anything remotely similar to that.

    Your comment was
    “there is absolutely no chance whatsoever that Emery has left Ozil out of the team entirely without Ozil having been provocatively low-effort in training”

    Sounds like you’re twisting yourself in knots if you have to refer back 5 years to justify a comment.

  65. Bamford10

    Bojangles

    No such stat exists. The “total distance covered” stat tells one nothing about how quickly a player ran, how good he was in his pressing or defending, how helpful he was, how smart or sharp or aggressive his play was. It tells one only what distance a player covered, not HOW said player covered that distance. He might have covered that distance in smart, sharp, quick, aggressive terms; he might have covered that distance in a lax, sot, weak, passive, largely useless and unproductive manner. The latter is Ozil, 90% of the time.

  66. Nelson

    All this Ozil is not training hard is just smoke screen. Emery has singled him out to stay at home when the team traveled to Frankfurt. That is not team building. That is mean spirit.

  67. Pierre

    Danialtos
    I said , and I quote

    ” Turning to insults is a clear indication that you have no words to counter my argument.”

    Which is not complaining about the insult, why would it bother me , if you read Le Grove you will see that no one is insulted as much as me.

    Water off a ducks back .

    I wouldn’t take it personally if I was you, I’ve seen your little snide comments directed towards me so stop trying to play the victim..

  68. TitsMcGee

    Never understood the fascination with wanting a former player as the manager. They crash and burn just as much as anyone else(if not more). Being a former good player doesn’t mean you’ll be a good manager.

    For all the love in now he’d be pitchforked.

  69. Valentin

    Bojangles,

    Stats such as Distances run, number of defensive sprints, number of interceptions, number of aerial challenges made, % of duel won, number of shot blocked, number of tackles, % of successful tackles, number of fouls conceded, number of cards received, number of penalty conceded gives a pretty accurate description of what a player does on the defensive side of a game.

    When your CAM has better number in nearly every one of those stats than your designated CM, you either have a magnificent CAM or an static, non-tackling of a CM.

    There are numerous sites with those stats per player and per game.
    Whoscored.com is the most known.

  70. Pierre

    Danialtos yesterday
    ” The Brits the same people who went around the world terrorising people,raping women, butchering and outright stealing in the name of building empires?…Even more ironical is that they now cry about people coming into their beloved country and doing just half of the evils they committed against the world.”

    Then posted this today
    “You should hold your horses.I never said I ‘despise and hate’ what the British are..am half English myself and I have lived in England for a while”

    Another one twisting themselves in knots.

  71. Eduardo

    A certain scepticism is due when young players fawn over a coach. It’s like when kids rave about their favourite teachers. Sometimes the strictest and least popular teachers are the best ones, and the ones who the kids come to realize, in later years, were the ones they needed most.

    I’m not saying Emery is the latter kind. But just because kids rave about a teacher or coach, doesn’t mean they’re necessarily teaching them the kinds of skills that will really help them grow and serve them well in the long-term.

    Sometimes you need a disagreeable bastard to instill some humility rather than someone who just inflates self-esteem.

  72. Spanishdave

    Freddie can do no worse than Emery.
    He has more feeling for the club and as a player he rarely played badly for us.
    He and Edu were in the Invincibles and know how to counter attack at speed.
    We are slow in our play now .

  73. Leedsgunner

    Özil has given an exclusive interview to David Ornstein via The Athletic… definitely worth a read… he gives a good account of himself!

  74. HighburyLegend

    Ozil : “I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will stay until then”

    Pierre just cum all over the place.

  75. Eduardo

    The attempts to make the English/British nation seem worse than all others are utterly asinine.

    Every nation in history has taken the opportunity to expand its territories when it has had the opportunity. Slavery was a fact of life in almost every human civilization up to the modern era, including within most parts of the non-Western world. Anyone who is sincerely interested in tracing the development of modern liberal rights can’t help but see that they have a close relationship with the traditions of the Western world, including, most obviously, with Britain. An empirical question: how many modern functioning democracies take their inspiration – or their actual democratic institutions – from the legacy of the British model of constitutional democracy? Almost all of them.

    There were many crimes committed in the course of the British Empire, but to make out that the British role in the wider world has been solely one of conquest and depredation, is historically illiterate and morally blind.

    While the people of Hong Kong go the metaphorical barricades in defence of Western-style democracy, large swathes of the population in the West take every opportunity to discredit it and undermine it. What a grotesque state of affairs.

  76. Bojangles

    Valentin

    I’m fully aware of the sites that show stats.

    I believe Özil covered more distance than Leno but my belief ends there I’m afraid, along with the bs you gave to show where you got your stats from.

  77. Valentin

    Bojangles,

    “my belief ends there I’m afraid”

    Another one, whose belief is more important than fact.

    Xhaka has been exposed as the field player who has conceded the most penalties since 2016 for the entire EPL not just Arsenal. He is also the outfield player who has made the most mistakes that directly lead to goals conceded, again for the entire EPL not just Arsenal.
    His rate of yellow card is ridiculous. For example this season he is already under threat of being suspended (4 cards) despite having been involved in only 7 games. Basically 1 card every other game.
    He had the same number of clearance than Özil despite playing in a more defensive role.
    He runs a lot but has very few sprints. Which tend to confirm what everybody can see with the naked eye, he looks like a busy bee but when the opposition attacks with purpose he disappear.

    Yet it is your belief that he had better defensive stats than Özil.

  78. Chitom

    “ Ozil vows to honour contract at Arsenal.Music to my ears ….let the battle begin.”

    You don’t say Pierre 🙂

    Shouldn’t there be a different word than “honour” to describe this situation though?
    If someone just landed from Mars they might’ve thought Ozil was on 100k per week and decided to stay even though Barca just offered him five times that.

    What he probably should’ve said was” I’m going to continue bending Arsenal over and sticking it balls deep while they bitch and moan until the last day of my deal.
    Hahahahaha!”

  79. TitsMcGee

    ” The Brits the same people who went around the world terrorising people,raping women, butchering and outright stealing in the name of building empires?…Even more ironical is that they now cry about people coming into their beloved country and doing just half of the evils they committed against the world.”

    Jesus.

    Whoever wrote this has some serious victim issues. It’s 2019 my friend.

  80. Danialtos

    ValentinOctober 17, 2019 14:11:15
    Bojangles,“my belief ends there I’m afraid”Another one, whose belief is more important than fact.Xhaka has been exposed as the field player who has conceded the most penalties since 2016 for the entire EPL not just Arsenal. He is also the outfield player who has made the most mistakes that directly lead to goals conceded, again for the entire EPL not just Arsenal.
    His rate of yellow card is ridiculous. For example this season he is already under threat of being suspended (4 cards) despite having been involved in only 7 games. Basically 1 card every other game.
    He had the same number of clearance than Özil despite playing in a more defensive role.
    He runs a lot but has very few sprints. Which tend to confirm what everybody can see with the naked eye, he looks like a busy bee but when the opposition attacks with purpose he disappear.Yet it is your belief that he had better defensive stats than Özil.

    Am with Valentin on this…for all his misgivings,Id take ozil rather than xhaka if I were to choose between the two… xhaka’s endless running doesn’t tell the whole story…he is poor at both covering space and marking opponents’ runs

  81. Receding Hairline

    “Valentin Not that any of your comments really merit a response”

    In a nutshell

    Never seen a bigger bag of hot air, falsehoods and assumptions, yet presented with such pomposity and arrogance. You missed your calling as either a politician or a con man

  82. Un na naai

    Look mugs

    Let’s analyze this shall we?

    The Islamic world. They’ve been Raping and stealing slaves from around the world including Africa since before Europe even knew it existed.
    No black population because they castrates them though and 70% bled to death

    They massacred an estimated 400m Indians in the largest holocaust ever known to man

    They still to this day have courts who confine stoning rape victims to death, burning yazidi girls alive, mutilating the gintals of little girls and condone honour killings. And believe they are going to paradise for their troubles.

    What a backwards mongo culture

    What about Africa? Selling slaves to anyone who’d buy long before we knew it existed. Hadn’t built boats or buildings above ground floor until we showed them how
    Hadn’t even invented a wheel!!
    Still to this day unable to harness the riches in their soil because they are so busy butchering each other and fucking each other over.
    Rape babies to cure aids
    Kill and eat the limbs of albino children for medicinal purposes.
    Had enough money from the west to build several civilisations.

    Want to talk about empires?
    The Mongolians raped and pillaged so much that around 30% give or take if the Chinese population still carry his gene!!

    The Persians, the Romans, the Greeks, the Egyptians, the moors, the Mongolians

    You were all at it.
    Ever read the rape of nan king? Japs. The most brutal stories on earth

    Ever heard of the Comanche tribe and the methods of torture they thought up? Known to be the cruelest possible with what limited and crude technology available to them.

    Yes we had empires and committed atrocities, but we pale in comparison to those before and after ours.
    Worst thing we ever did was civilize the world.

    Now we let you into the west and instead of gratitude for providing a safe and prosperous environment you attack us.

    There’s always the shit holes you all crawled out of it it’s so bad

    West is best bitches

  83. Receding Hairline

    “Ozil worked well in pre-season, was playing matches, then his problem with Sead [Kolasinac] stopped him and after that he was sick,” Emery said. “Then he lost a lot of training to continue working and keeping his fitness.

    “The last two or three weeks he’s improved with us training and I think it’s good. I didn’t close the possibility to play with him because I want – if he is ready and giving us every day in training a good feeling – he can play.

    “My idea is to use every player and he is one on them. He has very big skills and quality we will need in the next matches.

    “I am happy how he is improving and training every day. Before, there were other players ahead of him in training. Now, I am feeling better with him every day.”

    God forbid a coach picks his squad based on effort players put in during training or if they train the way he wants them to.

    His name is Ozil, which is basically all he is now a name, so he can waltz into the squad after missing training, calling in sick etc, wonder what that does for dquad morale

  84. Normski

    Blandford

    ‘And some people — and I honestly mean no offense by this — don’t see very much and don’t see very well.’

    Aren’t you the only person in the world defending OGS and Man Utd? If only you defended the team you claim to ‘support’ with this much conviction.

    ‘Not that any of your comments really merit a response, ‘

    You of all people should not throw stones in that glass house you live in. Repeating you POV doesnt actually make it fact. Are you aware of this?

  85. Receding Hairline

    ” Hadn’t built boats or buildings above ground floor until we showed them how
    Hadn’t even invented a wheel!!
    Still to this day unable to harness the riches in their soil because they are so busy butchering each other and fucking each other over.
    Rape babies to cure aids
    Kill and eat the limbs of albino children for medicinal purposes.
    Had enough money from the west to build several civilisations.”

    Don thanks for reminding me why i have stayed off here since the international break, no thanks for your dad though, he really should have used a condom.

    Rape babies to cure aids!! Jesus H Christ

  86. raptora

    Don,
    I wouldn’t champion Rooney, Owen and Fowler ahead of Shearer, Gascoigne, Lamps and Gerrard. In Shearer’s last season, at 35 yo, he still finished with double digit goals in the Premier League and led Newcastle to 7th place and he made Blackburn champions in 1994/95. Phenomenal goalscorer. Gascoigne was a genius, really sad he got lost in his bad habits, at his peak he was ridiculously skilled. Lamps and Gerrard have been the symbol of their teams for so many years they were fantastic leaders next to being top class players. I wish we had our similar influencer in Vieira for the same amount of years that Chelsea and Liverpool had their two talismans.

  87. Graham62

    Boris will solve all the worlds problems.

    You know he wants to.

    Even UEFA and FIFA .

    Before I forget, well done the PL for organising the Leicester v Liverpool game for 8pm on Boxing Day.

    Tossers!££££!

  88. Un na naai

    Raptora

    I’m not. I’m championing Liverpool really for producing a trio of teenage strikers unmatched by any city in the world over 10 years. Even country. Which country produced 3 teenage strikers as good as these three within 10 years?

    France had Anelka and Trezeguet.
    Italy had Totti, Del Piero and Cassano

    That’s about as close as it gets.

  89. Un na naai

    RH

    Sorry but I’ve been reading this shit for nearly two weeks and but my tongue.

    Where is better than the west? Where is safer? In what country outside of ours and America do minorities, women and gays have more rights, better health and longer life expectancy?

  90. Guns of Hackney

    Jesus. This comment string has gone rogue.

    Anyway, we’ll done to Bojo. He actually stood up to be counted and hopefully history and the voters remember this.

    BJ for Arsenal manager. Sauce personified.

  91. Sid

    “When it was used Last season stats proved that in fact Özil was one running more than most.”

    My sauces tell me he was running away from the guy with ball, you heard it here 1st!

  92. Guns of Hackney

    14 days. I literally can’t wait to see the left wing social terrorists explode in their own hysteria.

    First job: imprison those extinction cunts ASAP.

    Second job: send Corbyn back to the picket line.

    Third job: make the rich richer.

    Fourth job: make Trump an honourable Knight of the Realm.

  93. Marc

    “‘I’m going nowhere’ – Ozil vows to honour contract at Arsenal.

    Music to my ears ….let the battle begin.”

    Pierre you do realise that Emery is only first team coach? It’s Sanllehi who’s now pulling the Ozil out strings. Ozil will not beat or outlast Sanllehi.

  94. Spanishdave

    Un
    I read ancient history and your synopsis is correct.
    The French hate us despite twice fighting for them on their soil.

  95. Guns of Hackney

    SD

    You had to read about why the French hate us?

    Try Agincourt as well. This was the day the long bow made history. Read up on it.

  96. Guns of Hackney

    Marc

    The french are classier as a whole.
    Better artists.
    Better chefs/cooks.
    Classier culture.
    Better fashion sense.
    Classier women.
    Better architecture.

    But when it comes to wars. Not amazing.

  97. Normski

    Best thing I’ve seen in ages were the ER getting a good shoeing in Canning.

    Guarantee Blandford and Marko would be going into bat for the ER muppets.

  98. Guns of Hackney

    Being from French ancestors, I’m torn. I do associate with the Parisians. They are bastards like me. But I also like being English…mostly.

    Mmnnn.

    We have better bands. But the French have Eva Green.

    I’m going with the French. Viva La Revolution.

  99. Marc

    Guns

    Not sure about the cooking anymore. Better architecture – maybe we should bomb the shit out of Paris for a while and see how the architecture stands up to that!

  100. Marc

    Guns

    “I’m going with the French. Viva La Revolution.”

    Only because if the shit hits the fans you expect to be bailed out by the Brits
    or the Yanks!

  101. Guns of Hackney

    Marc

    Mate. The cooking is out of this world. You can’t dismiss that.

    As for the Architecture…you might be right but generally their masterplans are better than ours.

    Eva Green though. I would kill any man, even my one friend to plough her.

  102. DaleDaGooner

    “aoh his emprovin, today is fest tine wit aus, eeeeeer, de most importante toh be wi aus, not toh gib him more problemo….eeeer, ….good ebenin”

  103. Pierre

    Raul one week ago .
    “”That is to try not to make any distinctions, play the ones who work hard in training and reward the effort with playing time.”

    Ozil in an interview yesterday
    ” “I’ve trained at the same level my whole career but because I’ve not had minutes recently, I’m doing extra work with the fitness coach and in the gym to get even fitter than normal. I know what is needed and believe in myself”

    Emery today
    “When I said that it was because in that moment, depending on our needs, other players were in front of him.

    Now, I feel better with him in training and he has more of a possibility to play.”

    Looks like ozil’s well spoken interview has done the trick .

    Emery backtracking now…I’m sure that if Ozil hadn’t told the world that he was putting in extra training then Emery and Raul would have continued to tell the world that Ozil wasn’t pulling his weight in training.

    Bamford earlier said that Ozil must have put in provocatively low effort in training for the manager to not use him.

    Now , apparently it is all down to the car jacking and a few days illness as to why he hasn’t been playing .

    It was nothing to do with putting in provocatively low effort in training, as Enery confirmed today

    “In pre-season he worked well and played but his problem with Sead Kolasinac stopped his progression and then after that he was sick for a week.
    He lost a lot of training to keep fit”

    Very shrewd move of Ozil to honestly and clearly put his side of the story…

    It’s getting very awkward for Emery and Raul…..that’s what happens when you spout bullshit.

  104. Marc

    Can someone explain to me why the extinction nut jobs are disrupting public transport? Aren’t we supposed to encourage people to use trains and the tube as it’s greener?

  105. Marc

    “It’s getting very awkward for Emery and Raul…..that’s what happens when you spout bullshit.”

    Awkward how or where?

    Certainly not in the stadium.

  106. Pierre

    Marc
    “Pierre you do realise that Emery is only first team coach? It’s Sanllehi who’s now pulling the Ozil out strings. Ozil will not beat or outlast Sanllehi ”

    Who’s picking the team Marc?….
    Emery or Raul .

  107. Guns of Hackney

    I think Ozil may have become the most hated person in the world. He’s just a footballer who, like 99.9% of footballers, doesn’t have a brain and is poorly advised.

    Let it go FFS.

  108. Pierre

    Ommarc
    Ozil is making them look incompetent fools .

    He was accused a week ago of not working hard in training and not putting in the effort as the reason for not even making the reserve squad.

    Now its changed, as i highlighted earlier.