Sexy midfielder linked, but is he too sexy for our budget?

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It’s that time of year when Arsenal launch a new kit and everyone has a massive fight about fashuuuuun and tradition.

I like the white kit with a hint of marbling. Adidas is doing a pretty decent job of making kits acceptable to the level where normal people can wear them, but they still feel like they’re cool for the youfffff. This third kit is based off the Marble Halls from Highbury. It’s a nice nod to the past and shows again that the people in charge their end actually have something invested in Arsenal.

I can’t be having the traditionalists whining about how the execution doesn’t meet exacting standards. ‘Iconic’ happens when you take chances. That bruised banana kit was one of the biggest chances in kit making history and now everyone loves it. A good kit supplier should respect the past, but also take chances on the future. I’m down with this attempt. I reckon it’ll sell very nicely.

I also love the video. A David Seaman nude? Why not… we’re only human. I cannot imagine how much fun it must have been to shoot work like this. If anyone knows the directors or advertising folk that work on that account, drop me a DM or e-mail me… I want to talk to you about this on a podcast.

In other news, the internet is ABLAZE with transfer rumours I actually LOVE.

Firstly, it seems like it is inevitable that Gabriel is going to join. There are about 15 publications I’ve never heard of all saying the same thing. The player would be mad to choose the Napoli project over the Arsenal one. This was interesting from the Lille CEO.

“I feel he’s among the top 5 dominant central defenders in Europe right now. His statistics, which aren’t well covered outside of France, shows that his percentage for winning duels is pretty unheard of in a league that’s extremely physical”

He’s exactly the type of player we should be looking at. Young, athletic, aggressive, technically sound, and Brazilian. Give me 11 of those.

In slightly sexier news, Matt Spiro, the French journo, reckons Arsenal have a bid on the table for Houssem Aouar.

WOW.

The 22-year-old midfielder is still a baby, but he has it all. He didn’t shame himself at all against Bayern in the Champions League and he was the midfielder all the City players were talking about after they exited. He would be an outrageous coup. The only reason I think there’s an outside chance we bring him to the club is 1) We have Matteo as a make-weight. 2) He might not want to go to Madrid or City as his first club out of Lyon. He’d get game time at Arsenal in a great City with a young manager that’d give him a bit of the Pep coaching experience.

It’s a huge longshot, but at least we’re sniffing around a player like that, versus some bum on the book of a super-agent we really have to try hard to pretend is right fit.

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Joelson has signed a new deal for Sporting Lisbon. Shocker, it was almost like the media was used to get a better deal? Glad that sort of carry-on will be less prevalent moving forward.

The fixtures are OUT.

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Well, not the easiest way to open 10 games, but on the positive side of things, we get some of the big away games out the way early on. City, United and Liverpool dusted by October will be handy.

December is also a bit of a monster. It’ll be incredibly physical. All those teams will give us big games, so we’ll have to be in really good shape confidence-wise there. Spurs away after an international break really isn’t handy!

Still, if we’re on for winning the league, from April 10th onwards, we have a nice run of 8 games to close out the season. With this squad of players, it’s imperative we have a good open to the season. We need to be in spitting distance of the top 4 by December because the players need to feel like they’re in the mixer. From there, who knows what will happen.

I FEEL HOPEFUL. That is all a fan can ask for. Well, a fan could also beg for the return of Mo Elneny…? Wait, what?! The Egyptian string-puller is BACK at the club.

Right, see you in the comments x

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  1. MidwestGun

    This is getting like Reddit. You need 12 years or deep grover commenting experience to even understand wtf is going on.
    _____
    Apologies Pedro… I’ll refrain from the deep state, stuff. To be fair it’ Sal’s fault. He knows too much. What ever happened to Jaquar by the way? Original angry troll dude.

  2. Freddie Ljungberg

    CC

    Bamford hasn’t been on here that long.

    Backpass

    Queen of Suburbia if I remember correctly, that’s ages ago though.

  3. MidwestGun

    Wassup Holmes? Why yes I do remember that.. and right after that we all changed our avatars to Pedro’s headshot. Oops sorry just went deep state again.. damn it.

  4. The backpass

    Cc

    “I think I missed a handful of golden posters, unfortunately the only OG I had the pleasure of was Banford who acted as a founding father to the blog and spoke as if he represented the place”

    Lol, Bamford and his dipshit issues. Civil war here those times, no ban issued, free to shit talk anyone in the name of wenger out… Then there was SDE and Nasri’s mouth, I genuinely think those two hated each other’s gut.

  5. The backpass

    “Wassup Holmes? Why yes I do remember that.. and right after that we all changed our avatars to Pedro’s headshot. Oops sorry just went deep state again.. damn it.”

    Lol yep, it was fun those times.

  6. The backpass

    FL

    “BackpassQueen of Suburbia if I remember correctly, that’s ages ago though.’

    Yes that is the one. Shit, you must have been here since the beginning with Pedro and Geoff.

  7. Freddie Ljungberg

    Backpass

    Was only reading back then. Have to admit I sometimes skipped Geoffs angry rants when it was his turn to post and went straight for the comments. The Le grove comment section has always been a goldmine:)

  8. Luteo Guenreira

    Oh yes the good old days of Le Grove, when you just made another account under a different name like a normal human being after getting banned. How many iterations did PhD and Redtruth go through before landing at their latest handles? Pity none of their friends came through to provide updates though.

    Also this Dariano guy, top banter but a horrible friend. If any of my friends requested I act as a proxy in reigniting an internet argument that started the previous calendar year, I would seriously have a word with him.

  9. MidwestGun

    The SDE aka Ito aka PHD vs Nasri’s Mouth saga was a dark dark time for Le Grove. Don’t miss those times. I wasn”t here for beginning either but I was reading comments. Keyser said something horrifically annoying though and I had to join the fray. Couldn’t help myself, it was shortly after Geoff quit.

    Pedro should be proud he has a long and storied blog though. It does feel like a new era finally , and for that I am glad.

  10. Carts

    “Sevilla-Inter Milan and PSG-Bayern, who we got fellers?”

    Money is on Inter and PSG (just).

    Only thing is, Silva is pony and if Lewandowski gets the drop on his early-doors, I can easily Bayern running away with it, as well.

    Been watching Inter all season and they’re bereft of ideas for the most part and seem to flap a lot but then they only finished a point behind Juve lol

  11. Freddie Ljungberg

    Luteo

    Phd is a proper nutter though, the blog was almost unreadable when he was in full flow just vomiting bile all over the comment section on a daily basis. He seems to have calmed down a bit in his latest reincarnation the few times he pops in, thank fuck for that.

  12. Carts

    “I have so many gold emails from Rhys. Proper vicious hatemail”

    Ahahahhaha.

    What did you do to piss man off, Pedro?

  13. Dan Ahern

    Rhys had a bad experience with a Millennial at work, developed a severe complex over it, and ended up projecting all his hatred onto Pedro. You have to laugh but he genuinely went off the deep end.

  14. Mr+Serge

    CC when I used to be on gumnerblog back in the day I met up with a couple of the lads on matchdays for a couple of drinks before the game but none of the guys on here

    Although I have been posting on here a number of years more than I did there

  15. MidwestGun

    Yep Rhys was the equivalent of the British Uni-bomber.. Writing hate filed Manifesto’s. Stable genius type stuff.

    Anyhow CC no… never met but I almost went to a RedBull vs Arsenal match in NYC preseason and was going to try and meet up with Sal and Ahern but couldn’t work out the timing with work and the tickets. And then as it ends up they ended up not going anyhow.. I think. hahaha

  16. Champagne Charlie

    Someone wanted me to meet up with them before a game one day for a fight, forget who.

    Tbh I lose track of people sometimes with name changes lol would be a hilarious social experiment to see the posters here fill a bar though.

    Wonder if you could spot someone before they revealed themselves.

  17. salparadisenyc

    Time caught up with Rhys it wrecked him, sure he’s collecting stamps on the Cornish coast.

    Queen of Suburbia,,,, youza,

  18. Left Testicle

    Is there a standard length of ban time or does it depend on how much you piss Pedro off? I was banned for about a week.

  19. Champagne Charlie

    Luteo

    I can’t remember who it was, told me to go to some pub and he was famous in there. Some gang thing or something idk.

    Place gets all sorts, keeps it entertaining.

  20. Jamie

    “Wonder if you could spot someone before they revealed themselves.”

    Marc would be the one with his season ticket stapled to the outside of his coat, am I right?

    p.s. Soz Marc

  21. Champagne Charlie

    “Marc would be the one with his season ticket stapled to the outside of his coat, am I right?“

    You’d be among the Naija contingent, probably rocking an old Iwobi number.

  22. salparadisenyc

    Champagne CharlieAugust 20, 2020 21:34:56
    Have any folk from here met one another before?

    In an odd twist it turned out that Ahern lived in building opposite mine on next block up. Literally had a view into his loo, if those walls could talk.

    We all met up for beers last night, toasting Rauls demise.

  23. MLC

    I hope the Gabriel transfer doesn’t devolop into a circus, now the media are talking about a psg late aproach….

  24. Champagne Charlie

    Sal
    Haha that’s mental. Where are you based again?

    Un
    Oh idk maybe two years ago? Not even sure tbh, I genuinely don’t take the gym flapping that can go on here seriously. Some think there’s vendettas galore and what have you, I’d chat just as merrily to Banford if he was back on tonight – and I’ve dick swung more with him than anyone.

  25. bennydevito

    Evening everyone,

    So how do people compare Gabriel with Upamecano? Did Upamecano sign a new deal hence us turning our attention?

    As for Aour or whatever, I’ve got to say I don’t know much about him.

    I noticed Aubameyang, Lacazette and Torreira were in the kit launch, so does that mean they’re staying or means nothing?

  26. Jamie

    “You’d be among the Naija contingent, probably rocking an old Iwobi number.”

    😂 Busted! It’s like you and Bris have looked directly into my soul.

  27. Mr Serge

    I do not rock anything newer than a Henry or DB 10 number no new player compared plus I and not as svelt as I once was

  28. Ashwin Gunner

    “Do you remember that guy “Holmes” trolling the Untold site with a list of his favourite Arsenal legend players that ended up spelling out #PedroKnowsBest”

    Ha ha. I also did that. And after few posts, the ad.in started commenting on me and warned other users that i am an imposter. He eventually banned me.

  29. TallestTiz

    Manchester United trying to scupper the Gabriel deal. WTF!

    If he’s coming to play for the Arsenal, he should make up his mind or do one ffs!

  30. TallestTiz

    As per Ornstein:

    Pat Rice moved out of paid scout job but still ambassadorial
    🔴 Stewart Houston also goes from scout position
    🔴 Charlie George + Sammy Nelson roles discontinued as Legend Tours stopped post-Covid

  31. China1

    Gabriel was supposed be making a decision by the end of last week or start of this week

    I don’t think we can afford to waste so many weeks pinning our hopes on him if he’s not sure what he wants. In the background I hope we’re sounding out alternative options

  32. Dissenter

    China1
    I think you should consider Gabriel already signed. He’s chosen Arsenal.
    I saw him in my mirror scoring a header against Fulham on opening day.

  33. Bojangles

    “Sevilla-Inter Milan and PSG-Bayern, who we got fellers?”

    Sevilla and PSG for me, always go with the underdogs unless they’re playing us.

  34. Dark+Hei

    “How many iterations did PhD and Redtruth go through before landing at their latest handles?”

    I miss Redtruth to be honest. He is always there, ready to stick a knife into my AKB gut and give it a meaningful twist whenever Wenger screws up.

  35. Dark Hei

    “How many iterations did PhD and Redtruth go through before landing at their latest handles?”

    I miss Redtruth to be honest. He is always there, ready to stick a knife into my AKB gut and give it a meaningful twist whenever Wenger screws up.

  36. Aussie+Gooner

    Gabriel to Manure latest!

    “Others claim that Lille defender Gabriel is delaying signing for Arsenal as he expects United to make a last-gasp bid for him.”

    I sincerely hope not!

  37. bacaryisgod

    I think I qualify as an OG. I certainly remember QoS.

    Many, many years ago I got banned under a different name by Geoff. I changed my username and have been mostly well-behaved ever since (plus I’ve never sent any psychotic e-mails to Pedro).

    Back to football-Willian, Gabriel and Partey would be a tremendous window if we could pull it off. Plus Saliba who for once is legitimately like having a new player on the team.

    My one perfect scenario would be if Mesut had moved himself to a military base over the last six weeks and comes back to the squad next week absolutely jacked and snarling. We can but dream…

  38. Graham62

    If and when a player agrees to play for a club and has had a medical, that should be it as far as I’m concerned.

    Yet another minor detail in the frustrating aspects of the modern game.

    MU may be a bigger club and have the appeal of CL football, however, all this shite has got to end.

  39. Ekow

    Gabriel is coming. Too many below average defenders so we should offload, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Chambers, Sokrates and keep Luis, Mari, Holding, Bellerin, AMN and Soares.

    Main defenders in a 3-5-3 being Gabriel, Luis and Saliva supported by Mari, Holding,Bellerin and Soares with AMN helping both right and left back.

    If we are able to bring in Partey and also keep Cebelos or get Aour, we be fine to challenge

  40. Steveyg87

    Does R’uth still post on here? I haven’t seen much of him since they sacked Emery. Also, what happened to Joe? I’m assuming Pedro blocked him?

  41. Holmes

    @MidwestGun – “Wassup Holmes? Why yes I do remember that.. and right after that we all changed our avatars to Pedro’s headshot. Oops sorry just went deep state again.. damn it.”

    – Ha ha, yeah we did. We looked like a right bunch of Pedro fanboys at the time. I bet Pedro security loved it and misses those days.

    @Ashwin Gunner – “Ha ha. I also did that. And after a few posts, the ad.in started commenting on me and warned other users that I am an imposter. He eventually banned me.”

    – That Untold site is an embarrassment to Arsenal fans. Just because you support a club, it doesn’t mean you should constantly love and approve everything the club does. If you get easily offended by people not aligning with your views you probably shouldn’t be running a fan forum website.

  42. Masterstroke

    Holmes
    Agreed. Attwood is a Cnut who could Cnut for England just for his continuous trolling of Amy Lawrence (which he’s started up again quite recently). I’ve been banned numerous times under different names also just for pointing out the ‘mistakes’ in his articles.

  43. Uwot?

    Manure loving British meejah wetting themselves that there supposedly has been a hold up on the deal for Gabriel due to intervention from manure? How true dunno? Could be shit stirring as they hate to see their beloved Manure losing out to us on a transfer.If the medical has been completed why has no signing been announced?

  44. Mr Serge

    Did not think the medical was done contracts are signed subject to medical anyway so they would have announced it
    Medical is planned for today
    The issue was travel problems coming from France to UK so he has to do medical over there, think he will have to self isolate for two weeks as well
    Like Harry Kane has too

  45. Uwot?

    Mr serge.Times reporting medical already completed?if so.unless failed.Whats the hold up with contract signature?

  46. mb

    A Fantasy League for le-grovers? If some of you are interested, I can set it up.

    Whoever wins gets a free beer from others 😉

  47. CG

    Tallest Tiz

    “””Pat Rice moved out of paid scout job but still ambassadorial
    🔴 Stewart Houston also goes from scout position
    🔴 Charlie George + Sammy Nelson roles discontinued as Legend Tours stopped post-Covid””””

    I personlly would have kept them all as oppsed to adding a 9th center back to the payroll( why do we need 9?) Forgetting the scandalous £35 million package for Willian.

    There shoud always be a position for the likes of the great Charlie George at Arsenal. It whats being a great club is all about.
    (Alas under Stan and his lackeys we aint great no more.) Medicore and class less in all aspects.

    I do hope ,Arsenal at some stage when they find time , can remove the words’ football club’ by its name and just replce with Arsenal ‘Corp Inc’. instead.

    Another massive PR own goal scored.
    ( well done Vinny.)

  48. Terraloon

    Mr Serge

    Ironically one of FIFAs rule re player contracts are they can not be signed subject to a medical

    Here’s the rule

    The validity of a contract may not be made subject to a successful medical examination and/or the grant of a work permit

  49. Left testicle

    We have to look beyond the sentimentality.

    Houston is 70. Rice 71. They have had very good, well paid careers at the Arsenal. They’re the types we should be removing from the gravy train.

  50. Terraloon

    Left T

    Surely their worth should be based on what they offer and not their age.

    I have no idea what their roles entailed but then come to that no one here would have a clue either

  51. China1

    I once got banned by Geoff for calling out the headline for being clickbait lol

    It was like ‘Adriano is joining????!’ Or something and no mention of him in the article until the end where it was like ‘wouldn’t it be nice if Adriano joined :)’

    Man if Adriano was still relevant that must have been a long ass time ago

  52. CG

    left test

    “”””We have to look beyond the sentimentality.”””””

    Nothing wrong with sentimentality.

    If you think axing these Arsenal Loyalists are somehow going to propel us to glories, I think you will be mistaken.

    Charlie George , Pat Rice and Sammy Nelson are Arsenal Football Club.
    Nearly 100 years service.

    All to save £100 000?

    But we can spend millions and millions on Chelsea rejects.
    Shameful & Disgraceful.

  53. China1

    Pat rice is part of the furniture but man he sure did ride that gravy train as wenger’s assistant.

    He got paid a lot of money through the barren years to basically just sit next to arsene and look concerned two times a week.

    But keep him on as an ambassador, ok

  54. Left testicle

    I know my local league one side, who was in financial trouble a few years back, had a load of ‘hangers on’. One guy who I worked with played for the club in the 60s and yet he could walk in any game with a guest – free and no questions asked.

  55. Left testicle

    CG,
    You own a Company. You have a guy who has earned a lot of money from you down the years. They are 70 years old. You’re laying people off. But you want to keep a 71 year old millionaire on the payroll out of sentimentality. Your business wouldn’t last two minutes.

  56. Terraloon

    Left T

    You will find that the vast majority of clubs offer complimentary tickets to players that have played a set number of games .
    I bet you the likes of Harry Redknapp , who crops up all over the place watching games, has never paid to get into a game.
    Very very few players will care about the financial state of a club their only concern is how much they will be paid.

  57. CG

    Karsa

    “”””””I personally would have kept them all

    Tim not taking notice of your e-mails?”””””””

    Ill let you into a little exclusive,
    So sit tight,

    Lewis has not really overseen too much with the inner dealings of the club.

    He was brought in for ONE reason and ONE reason alone.

    That was to sack ‘The Spiv’.
    And all because Josh was too bloody GUTLESS to do it himself.

    So Josh not only is he gormless , he is a gutless too.

    Just like these gutless, and pathetic redundancies that are taking place.

  58. Uwot?

    All quiet on the Gabby front.Not looking good with a supposed medical completed & no ink on the paper.Sounds as if weighing up his options.Prob best to move on to plan B or C options & save time.cos if doesn’t want to join & thinks he can do better obviously means our Brazilian connections means fuck all & Arteta does not have enough of special sauce……🤯

  59. China1

    Just had a search for ‘Adriano’ in your blog history Pedro mate and the headline was ‘Adriano swap deal mooted’ but Adriano wasn’t even mentioned in the blog!

    And it was posted by you not Geoff! During a summer transfer window of 2007 no less!

    You old clickbait we you!

    *awaits ban*

  60. Mr Serge

    If that’s the case Gabby should have been announced hope we don’t get gazumped by UTD that would be terrible

  61. Sid

    Elderly people deserve the highest respect, Pat Rice et al should be on a retainer if Ozil is on 350k and a swipe card for anything Arsenal .

    A society is measured by how well it takes care of its elderly

    Im telling you for free

  62. Mr Serge

    Sid pat rice sat there and took 25k a week whilst doing nothing under Wenger he can jog on and look after himself
    The elderly that need help fine
    He is a rich old man

  63. Masterstroke

    For what it’s worth I think it’s sad that we’ve had to release some of the Golden Oldies (all of whom I saw play at their peak), but as has been noted here they must all be financially secure and not actually earning vast sums of money( although the savings won’t make that much of a difference to the balance sheet).

  64. CG

    LT

    “””””We don’t owe Pat Rice anything. He is an Arsenal legend for which he has been paid handsomely.””””””

    We don’t owe Luiz or his Brazilian chum Willian. They are ageing Chelsea rejects ( not even legends there )and we are paying them over £50 million.

    Chelsea Rejects Out!
    Arsenal Loyalists and Legends back In!

  65. Dissenter

    Pat Rice retired for health reasons 8 seasons ago so why is he still on the pay roll in 2020? He’s now 71 years old and really does need to really be retired fully.

    He can support Arsenal from the sidelines like most septuagenarian gooners so . It seems the club is cleaning house which is good.

  66. Left testicle

    CG,
    You want to pay Pat Rice (71) and Stewart Houston (70) for what exactly?
    You don’t want to pay Luiz and Willian. They are on the payroll for playing football.

  67. Dissenter

    It seems all of Europe wants Gabriel or the tabloid press just want to troll gooners to death.
    All of a sudden, United, PSG and City want to hijack the deal at the last minute.

  68. Guns of Hackney

    I’m sorry, did Peter say “if we are still in for the league by April”? New York’s finest crack, smack and meth must have found its way into Peter’s daily rotation.

    Cray cray.

  69. Uwot?

    Serge where did you get/ hear that? Dissenter.yeah the tabs are c***ts.doing there level best to troll us.They hate to see us getting anything.( we hope)

  70. CG

    LT

    “””CG, You want to pay Pat Rice (71) and Stewart Houston (70) for what exactly?””””

    wisdom

    Its severely lacking at the club,
    Thats why its stinks, directionless and is on a road to nowhere

  71. Left testicle

    Wisdom? 🙂

    Employee the leaders in any field? No, we’ll stick with two pensioners who nobody seems to know what they did? Rice retired EIGHT years ago.

  72. Sid

    These guys built arsenal and were not paid anything near what todays leeches get,
    lets just say the club has a duty to pay the arrears

    The culture of down sizing has been proven to be counter productive in the long term.
    Loyalty, empathy with a mix of other cost cutting measures work better

  73. CG

    Sid

    “””””These guys built arsenal and were not paid anything near what todays leeches get,
    lets just say the club has a duty to pay the arrears

    The culture of down sizing has been proven to be counter productive in the long term.
    Loyalty, empathy with a mix of other cost cutting measures work better””””

    Well said Sid.

    Ushering CG, PR and co. out of the Arsenal door and at the same time replacing them with these curly haired Chelsea Brazilian ponces with their multi million contracts is totally and utterly abhorrent.

    Arsenal (KSE) Inc. 1 Arsenal Football Club 0

  74. Leftside

    Press don’t have a clue re Gabriel. One of them reported in the morning it was good as done before saying that United are set to hijack the deal.

    If you throw enough darts at the board, you’ll prob hit the target at least once.

  75. Chika

    ‘The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.

    Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.

    At this time we will be making no further comment.”

    “Local reports say Maguire was one of three people taken to police station – in handcuffs – after altercation with other Brits.”

    lol disgraceful hooligans.

  76. Left testicle

    If you throw enough darts at the board, you’ll prob hit the target at least once.
    …….
    Unless your name is Yaya Sanogo.

  77. Freddie Ljungberg

    Yeah,we totally replaced Pat Rice and Charlie George with Willian and Luiz.
    Exactly the same roles in the club them.

    Sid

    “It just struck me CG might be a savant”

    I think you meant idiot savant, minus the savant part obviously.

  78. Moray

    Rice and Houston bring the glamour of yesterday to the club of today.

    Man U have Charlton and Ferguson. We have Rice and Houston.

    Memories of great times.

    Seriously though, we could have done better. How about Wright and Parlour as ambassadors?

  79. Leftside

    ‘I think you meant idiot savant, minus the savant part obviously.’

    Defo the first part, haven’t read one of his inane posts in f*ck knows how long

  80. Habesha Gooner

    No noise today about Gabriel or any other transfers. Seems like everyone was throwing anything just to see what sticks. I am not confident in us getting it done under pressure. We take ages even when there is no one to compete against.

  81. Masterstroke

    @Moray
    Can’t agree that Houston brought any glamour (he was worthy assistant and fill in when one was required) or that he’s any loss TBH, but don’t forget that Charlie George & Sammy Nelson have also been dumped.

  82. Northbanker

    CG spends his time thinking up ridiculous posts. Rice and Houston and wisdom. They weren’t that wise or effective when they were here Years ago and that was before they needed Zimmer frames to get here

  83. The+Godfather

    @Habesha:
    If I said I wasn’t worried about the club blowing the Gabriel transfer, I’d be lying.
    It would be a major failure if we do..
    Especially in terms of perception, reputation and overall morale.
    Dunno if this latest McGuire incident helps or hurts

  84. Northbanker

    Transfers starting to really look all or nothing. Gabriel looks as if he could be enticed now by Man U. Auba has decided one holiday isn’t enough and sod Arsenal he will have another thank you. Aouar is a complete teaser where the price goes up the harder we chase.

    Just going to log on now only beginning and end of day so I can avoid these pointless rumours.

  85. Nelson

    “Local reports say Maguire was one of three people taken to police station – in handcuffs – after altercation with other Brits.”

    Wonder whether those “other Brits” are Pool fans or Gooners.

  86. useroz

    “All quiet on the Gabby front.Not looking good with a supposed medical completed & no ink on the paper.Sounds as if weighing up his options.

    hopefully just a matter of getting somebody’s backyard /garden for the welcome to Arsenal photo shoot and obligatory interview …

    With all the smoke , smog and fire around Gabriel, if we let him off the hook, the contracting team can be fired, assuming not a medical issue.

    Need irons in fire on sale side.

    Media says Sok asks the club to basically release him and walk fo free. I’d immediately arrange transport given his reported 90k pw wages! Probably get £5m max in this market …

    What say you?

  87. CG

    NEED

    “””CG are you a Royalist?”””

    So so. I like the Queen though. She is a smasher.

    Lots of similarities in her with our Wenger.

    Classy, respected throughout the world, noble, her longevity, very successful and an Arsenal fan too.

    The Royal Family , like The Arsenal with AW’ leaving us will struggle to replace her.

    Are you?

  88. Karsa

    I’d like to think there won’t be any issues with the Gabriel transfer.

    In these social distancing times there will be delays in getting photo shoots and welcoming videos sorted.

    Clubs like to make a show of things.