by .

I was like, totally off the train… ready to move on. Now I’m ALL ABOARD and ready to go again. I can’t do a summer of misery. I am back on the project and searching out the light. One last time for the vision.

If we win our next two games, the most we can finish off 3rd place is 9 points.

Think of the ways we’ve punched ourselves in the face this season. Think of the clubs we’ve failed to take points off. Think of some of the rough luck.

Since we added creative midfielders, our 22 game run has us in 3rd place.

That’s over half a season’s worth of data. It is now significant.

So, what happened in that run?

We added ESR. Then we added Martin Odegaard. Those two gave us faster movement in the final third of the pitch. They opened the game up for us.

We also added Thomas Party. Before January 14th, he’d only managed 360 minutes of football. He was our biggest signing of the summer. His form has been a bit messy, but reality is, he should have flushed that out of his system by October.

Then think about what we had brewing in the dressing room. We moved on Mustafi, Kola, Ozil, and Sokratis. 4 senior players, all big personalities, all very disruptive behind the scenes.

Mustafi and Kola went to Schalke, staged a coup, ousted Gross, then relegated the team anyway. Do you think that sort of mindset was easy to deal with?

Mesut Ozil went to Fenerbache and has registered 1 assist in 10 games. Remember when he was commentating on games just to be a pain?

During that December period, we also dropped Luiz and Willian. The expensive free transfer last summer never made it back after stinking up the starting 11 for the first half of the season.

Then think about how we’ve lost games this season. Look at the stupid red cards we struggled to recover from. Look at the unforced errors.

Then the big one… Auba went from a 30 goal a season striker to someone that could barely register 10. Family issues, malaria, a lack of form. We signed Auba to a big deal because goals are hard to come by, then we literally got the nightmare outcome, a different variant of striker that couldn’t score goals.

We lost twice to Everton, Wolves, and Villa. We only picked up 1 point against Burnley.

I don’t think we’ll lose 7 times at home with fans in the ground.

Yet, all the above… and we could still finish 9 points from 3rd.

The mission for next season is clear.

Improve defence. We have the 3rd best defence in the league currently, but 38 goals is hardly peak anything. A chunk of those goals were unforced errors, we can improve there drastically next season with better players.

Score more goals. We’re 10th in the league for that and it’s unacceptable.

Fix the midfield with press-resistant athletes that can move the ball at speed.

Find a ball playing centre back that can pick up the slack of Luiz, but without the errors. He made our attack better and we missed him because players like Holding and Mari can’t pass like him.

Find a right-back that can offer that side of the pitch what Tierney offers the left. We’re very addicted to the left side of the pitch, which makes us easier to plan against.

Find some extra ammunition in attack so we can add now numbers and goals. JACK GREALISH would be nice. Maybe even a cut-price Aouar after he tanked his form and lost out on the French squad. Whoever it is, they need to bring goals and creativity.

Unleash Auba. He should be scoring 25 goals when he’s 35. We need to create chances around him and work to his attributes, which is outrageous edge inside 8 yards.

Limit the unforced errors.

We’ve already gone a large part of the way by moving on David Luiz. His lack of focus and dying pace cost us big last season. Dani Ceballos won’t come back. There are also a number of other players I expect will be moved on. Better players make less errors.

We also need to address the backroom deficiencies. There were some awful decisions last season that a rookie coach shouldn’t have been making. Who is going to help Arteta be better with talent? Who is going to challenge him when he wants to try a false 9 in the semi-finals of an important game? Who is going to make sure average coaching is rectified with people that can create a better working environment?

City had a similar issue when Arteta first went there and took a beating from Wenger in the semi-final of the FA Cup against us. They finished 4th. They weren’t clinical enough in the final third and they made too many errors in defence. Everything else was good. They signed Bernado, Mendy, Laporte (Jan), Walker, Ederson.

Those signings gave them defensive stability, but also control from the base of defence where they build attacks from. They went from conceding 41 to 27. They went from scoring 80 to 101.

I think we’re the poverty version of what City were going through. Too many errors in defence. Not enough edge in the final third. But the bit in-between is generally pretty solid. There aren’t many games we haven’t controlled since the turn of the year. That’s a positive to build from, we’re solid and we hold onto the ball well.

Do a budget version of City’s summer and things could bang.

What we need to do has never been clearer. We’re not a million miles away from being a really good side. But… the summer needs to be perfect. Do I trust Arteta and Edu? Not really, but there doesn’t seem to be another option.

So let’s see.

Also, when I write posts like this, we tend to lose. So I’m bracing for impact on that one. Anyway, hope you enjoyed, see you in the comments x

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What words are on the banned list? Swear this becomes a real puzzle at times.

Champagne Charlie


Tried to answer twice that I would take Abraham in a heartbeat, he’s a much better Welbeck imo. Great value to a top 4 squad.


What did we learn from last night ? (i) We perform better without a huge lump of granite clogging up the midfield. (2) Partey and Elneny appear to be the most effective defensive midfield partnership, Why has it taken so long for Captain Blackbeard to realise this? (3) Odegaard finally decides to make an incisive forward pass and it results in a goal. Why doesn’t he do this more often instead of looking for the easy, simple option? (4) With his continuing improvement and on last night’s display Pepe looks to be a better acquisition than Zaha would have been.… Read more »


What is it with this nonsense obsession of giving every tom dick & harry a go at our first team? Yu’all never learn do you. Player goes to a relegation club bangs in a few goals & you want him to be a starter for fucking ARSENAL? Amazing really. Willock won’t start for any of our competitors yet somehow he’s good enough for arsenal football club? Same with Nketiah (Xhaka, Elneny & AMN too mind you) They will produce goals for a Newcastle team because that’s their level. You sell them now that they have abit of value to those… Read more »


What words are on the banned list

‘champagne’ and ‘charlie’ perhaps?



What words are on the banned list? Swear this becomes a real puzzle at times.

It’s a conundrum answering this question because if we type in the banned words, the comment won’t appear on the feed. So there’s no way to answer this question.


Good result last night, but it looks like it’s the Europa Conference or bust. Grim.


“Hypothetically, if Chelsea offered us a straight swap Abraham for Aubameyang Would anyone take it?”

You’ve not had enough of Chelsea rejects?

He can’t buy a start in a world class team who are desperately in need of goals but yup let’s consider bringing him to arsenal because we HOPE he’ll magically replicate the goals he scored in the championship 3yrs ago.

Captain Tierney

ES Our attack maybe not horrible since ESR’s introduction but is definitely not good enough for a top 4 challenging side. We have potential in Saka, ESR, Pepe, Martinelli becoming 20+ goal contributors in the league but thats all we have ‘potential’. We need someone who can offer that solution now (next season I mean). If Auba goes back to having the best goals to shot ratio. If Lacazette plays consistently for a whole season and does not get injured. If Martinelli, Saka, ESR find that next level in their games. That is a lot of ifs. We need at… Read more »


Digital bob

Thanks for clearing it up mate. Yah both will be decent additions to the. Squad.



I’ll take Abraham.


“Good result last night, but it looks like it’s the Europa Conference or bust.”

Choosing bust tbh. Don’t see the use of that conference league tbh. Europa at least had a backdoor to the CL.

Someone said yesterday its an opportunity to play our fringe/young players, we’ve got Cup competitions for that.

Plus any backup who isn’t seriously good enough to challenge for & play in the PL probably shouldn’t be a backup for us in the first place.


Captain Tierney – @12:40

Well said.


What is this obsession over table since Christmas ? jeez . What about the worst Ever Arsenal start to the league ? What happened to most defeats in the league( 13) record ? What about not being able to score at home in a season for 10 games ! What about the Europa League semifinal ?


and I have not even included the FA cup and League cup in this ! The washing of Arteta’s mistakes as if he was the second coming of Arsene , unbelievable.


Given the remaining fixtures, we look certs for the euro conference. Fast forward to Sunday evening and some people will be hailing it as a masterful renaissance of our season after the manifold disappointments. I have a feeling it may prove to be a one off so, like the mercantile trophy in the 80s, win it and Arsenal will be another trivia answer in pub quizzes of the future. The away days and fixtures might even be fun as we lock horns with old foes who have beaten us in the past. FC Magdeburg anyone or Sturm Graz? We might… Read more »


Kaz “How many times did Wenger go on an unbeaten run at the end of the season? But ultimately it was deemed not good enough.”

Could have done with Emery finishing the 18/19 season with a run when we had a Champions League place in our hands.
Eve (A) Lost 1-0
Wat (A) Won 1-0
Palace (H) Lost 3-2
Wolves (A) Lost 3-1
Leicester (A) Lost 3-0
Brigton (H) Drew 1-1
Burnley (A) Won 3-1
7 points out of 21. Choke!


We still need to improve a lot defensively in particular defending our flanks.

Often we do not get out and close down opposition wide players and thus allow them to get the ball into our Penalty area. Xhaka at LB back pedals and bellerin at RB goes AWOL.

Organised teams like Palace last night quickly get 2 players onto say Pepe when on the touchline blocking him off from crossing or running in behind. This nullified Pepe for most of the game not helped by Chambers not having the legs to get ahead of him and overload.


If we win against Brighton then out will come the best last 3 games stats table


‘Should he stay or should he go?’ (the clash) I’m really enjoying reading the debates as to whether or not Arteta is worthy of more time. I have particular admiration for those defending him as they have drawn the short straw imo ( bit like being on the team in the school debate that had to argue for the motion ‘Santa Claus, is he real?’). I’m not unbiased,to be clear,he should be gone,a long time ago, but the defence put forward by some is very clever. Think it was Churchill who said there are lies,damned lies and statistics, this table… Read more »


AFC Forever.

Stop talking out your ass. I celebrate each victory, go cycle through blog post comments and you see that.

However wanting what’s best for my team and connecting it with Arteta is simply disingenuous to reality. We tanked out of every cup competition, we started this season pathetically, and a lot of our wins have been down to luck over consistency of form.

But go ahead and bang your nonsense drum that we aren’t real fans just because we haven’t been taken in by a fraud that had us crash pathetically out against Villarreal and Southampton.


Selling Willock who scored 6 in a row in 20-25m will be worse than Emi Martinez sell.

In sid’s words – you heard it here first.


Is this European conference thing something new? I’ve never heard about it till this season. All I ever knew what the CL and the EL. Which teams are going to be in the European conference from across Europe? I’m sure we will be quaking in our boots when we have to fly to Russia to play some team, no one has ever heard about.


Divine Shirlock

“”””What is this obsession over table since Christmas ? jeez . What about the worst Ever Arsenal start to the league ? What happened to most defeats in the league( 13) record ? What about not being able to score at home in a season for 10 games ! What about the Europa League semifinal ?”””‘

Well said.

this is the world we now live in.

Total delusion.
Total bullshite.
Real results ignored.

nothing more futile, than being phoney positive for the sake of it.

artetas failed
Kse failed
Edus failed

Lets hope Ek succeeds



Lets hope the fans going for the final games are the ones who fiercely protested against Kroenke . We need KroenkeOut Banners .


Anyone else think Zaha is a cheating bastard? Diving all over the place, constantly arguing with the ref.


Please, not Grealish, he shines because he is English. Not at all the dominating midfielder needed. At best, moderate. That’s why currently all the dominant midfielders in PL are importees.

Left Testicle

If Ek gets control of Arsenal Arteta will be gone. Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira

“We have plenty of ideas about the technical details, but it makes little sense to talk about them now,” he said.


Not sure how I feel about entering this Europa conference league but we should aim to finish as high as possible in the league and if that’s the reward for a 7th place finish so be it.

I guess the benefit of being in it is that we can use it to provide the youth players and fringe members of next years squad some much needed game time.

So let’s get this straight, he’s been here 18 months , got rid of the players he didn’t want and added players he did. So this is pretty much his team no matter what the idiots tell you. He’s that great a coach he turned Partey from a midfielder to be feared into Carlton Palmer. 18 months on he still doesn’t know his preferred formation, starting 11, still doesn’t know a style of play,or his the best defence/midfield or upfront. Yet I’m supposed to believe that in the 2 months of pre season hes going to sort it all out… Read more »


Almunia I don’t think fans are wrong to demand change Both sides seems to have become entrenched in their positions, which is really just a reflection of society in general, both sides want what’s for the best, they just disagree on how that’s best achieved I’m doing a bit of a Starmer imitation, and sitting on the fence Our biggest issues have been poor recruitment, non existent squad planning, and poor contract management Managers come and go, I’m more interested in Arsenal fixing the leadership structure behind the head coach, because if we fix the structural issues, we’ll give our… Read more »



”””CG Lets hope the fans going for the final games are the ones who fiercely protested against Kroenke . We need Kroenke Out Banners .;;;;;;

I know what’s much more powerful than any “Kronk Out’ banner or ‘Arteta Out’ banner

Simply don’t turn up.

We didn’t move from Highbury to become ‘Christmas’ Champions’ with some non descript upstart as manager talking about’ his processes’ and bringing his Brazilian rejects.

We did it, to win league titles and European Cups

Supporters should never forget that.

Anyway, Dennis Bergkamp gets it. ( see his interview)


Spot on 100%


Just because I don’t get all positive about the future when we win doesn’t mean I’m not happy that we won. If you say I’m not a proper fan because I’m not accentuating the positives all the time, then I think your head is up your culo. I am distressed about the rotten incompetence and corruption (eg Edu:Kia, £72m Pepe) of the hierarchy of the club I’ve been supporting since 1982 when I was 6. I’m sad that guys like Saka quite honestly would be better off leaving, and probably will once they’ve had a proper bellyful of it. The… Read more »

S Asoa

“ Xhaka will be gone this summer (his wife wants out and every married man knows unhappy wife is unhappy life).If he is not, Arteta will be gone before Christmas. “ Valentin is usually right On another recurring argument earlier , Willock has scored 6 goals in as many games, including against top teams in the League. AM, or whatever the argument, proves the lad is worthwhile if put in his appropriate round hole. Why blame if Arsehole insists in playing most of the young players out of position. Saka has been put out of joint by this stupid rotation.… Read more »

‘ we did it to win league titles and European cups’

Yep. That was the line we were sold when we moved. Wish we’d stayed at Highbury our real home


Almunia Agree entirely on the right to protest. And I suspect Le Grove would be rather sterile without any discord. Had a feeling you’d be tuned in to Joe, Mick, Paul and Topper. I’m thinking of a superlative that accurately describes the Clash but I’ll simply say they were a very, very good band. Combat Rock not my favourite album but later in that song there’s the line, ‘if I go there will be trouble, if I stay it be doubled’. A paean to Arteta Your indecision’s bugging me We don’t want you at AFC What’s your system meant to… Read more »


If Arteta’s managerial skills were half as good as you’re poetry, we’d be top4 now 😃



Dennis Bergkamp knows best . The fact that this project has the backing of 3 of our legendary players is what makes me feel hopeful. That was a very well spoken interview indeed.


After just 3 months schalke have decided to let mustafi walk away as a free agent without even bothering to offer a new contract to a player they just got for free in Jan. This is a player we paid 35m for 5 odd years ago. At the time he must’ve been one of the top 10 most expensive CBs in the world For 5 years most of us said he’s pants and he’s managed to float in and around our first 11. Last year because Mikel had him manage all of 3 consecutive games without costing us a goal… Read more »


Mesut ozil was another who had cultlike adoration from so many but isn’t even good enough to look good in the Turkish league these days


” We want to compete with the Bayern Munich of this world ” . The bald fraud Gazidis said.


Same posters who called the Chelsea win a masterclass lecturing others about Arsenal unlucky fine margin loses is top entertainment.

What did we learn after the CP win someone asked………….not sure, but maybe that beating a side with 12 players out of contract and the manager being let go in four days time wasn’t the hardest test ever.


Muppetman Agree wholeheartedly about Zaha. If its not actually conscious, I imagine most refs assigned to Selhurst Park will go with at least unconscious bias against Zaha based on the copious instances of his diving and conning refs. He’s an extreme example along with Kane, Fernandes, and Mane. I think there was a decent case in the second half for him to have received 1 or 2 yellows for his amateurish simulation. An awful unlikeable opponent and teammate I would imagine. You’d think the advent of VAR would make players like that think twice, but they all seem to be… Read more »


“ Xhaka will be gone this summer (his wife wants out and every married man knows unhappy wife is unhappy life)”

Then again Xhaka makes a £100kpw and that can buy a lot of happiness.
What’s his wife’s Instagram modeling career pay I wonder.
I hear she’s quite big in Albania.


Cheers mate 😏. Its either tragedy or comedy with this lot isn’t it. I just know if I was acquainted with someone who had characteristics like Arteta’s, it would be impossible to resist taking the piss out of him Such a serious, self absorbed little man.


Which Abraham? Abramovich or the black guy whose first name sounds girly since the English cant be bothered to pronounce Tamaraebi?


Xhaka doesn’t seem like the type to accept playing second fiddle If there’s an offer from Germany at around £20-£25million, then I expect he’ll be on his way This summer could be a good opportunity to shuffle the pack in the middle of the park, hopefully we can get Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Elneny, Niles, all out the door Hopefully we then get our recruitment right, we need to be careful of the African Cup in January though, I’d love Bissouma, but that could leave us open to potentially losing Bissouma, Partey, Elneny, just off the back of a busy Xmas… Read more »



Tammy Abraham


Zaha is just unhappy about his contract situation at CP ( £140kpw) and the fact he’s stuck career wise.
If he were allowed to come to Arsenal he’d be all smiles making £200kpw , getting all the calls from refs he’s not getting now ( as all Arsenal players do) , and in three years time he’d be lifting the CL trophy along with Willian.
Or was it two years now?


Elneny & partey were a better combination than Xhakalson & partey
Diet pep didnt give the former partnership a chance because he didnt want to rock the boat.


It clear Zaha is better than Pepe…. at diving!



Exactly what Arsenal matches are you watching , yesterday Benteke used his arm on Elneny and VAR didnt give him anything . Meanwhile David Luiz gets sent off for touching the oppponent against Wolves. What sort of calls do you think we get ?



It took Sauce Manager 37 games to realise Xhaka has no place in XI . Trust the process.


Four quotes that seem oddly applicable:-

On Arteta’s process: ‘The secret of getting ahead is to get started’

On his forthright honesty: ‘If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything’

On the OTT criticism he has received: ‘Lies, damn lies, and statistics’

On forecasts that his stay will be short: ‘The story of my death has been somewhat exaggerated.’


I think match commentators should call players by their full names carefully selected by their thoughtful parents.

Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham has a nice ring to it doesn’t it.


It’s convenient and disingenuous in equal measure to fail to mention that in all these presentations of this ‘since Christmas/Chelsea’ tables that in by far our two most important games of the season- Villareal home and away, we played some of our worst football, created little to nothing and tepidly bowed out to an inferior side managed by the much mocked Unai Emery. That was basically season on the line importance and we looked clueless. No serious injury concerns either so no real excuse to put in two such terrible performances. Again, you can champion this post Christmas table till… Read more »


Spuds & Everton have tougher games on Sunday, let’s just win & hope for the best.

Captain Tierney

Xhaka was out because he isn’t fully fit.

And Xhaka is a much better midfielder than Elneny and Ceballos.

Captain Tierney

Brenda has bottled it again, hasn’t he 😂

Leicester signing Soumare for a steal (15m + 7 mid addons).

Much better than Berge imo. Higher ceiling than Bissouma


Oh common, everyone knows Arsenal get all the calls all the time.
Just rewatch the 2004 Riley bottle job at OT where he failed to send Campbell off for his career threatening two footed challenge on Rooney( pen) , as well as Reyes( rip) for his shameless play acting.


To quote Troy, for next season we need players with Cajones and will take a game by the scruff of the neck and get us wins, which rules out the likes of Elneny


Fair points. Problem when passions run high is nobody seems to be allowed to sit on the fence,no matter how sensible the wait and see option may be.

The clash were introduced to me by an older sister, they are class. Here’s the best I could do in reply to your excellent take
Your indecision’s bugging me
You let our players go for free
You tried to extend Mustafi
Xhaka’s flaws you cannot see
Come on and let me know
How you have faith in Bernd Leno


WE If we started off by being second, but regressed into ninth, then that’d be a sign of regression If we’re lingering just above the relegation zone, but then become one of the leagues form teams over 20+ games, then that’s a sign of progress Teams are assembled through the youth team and transfer market, but then they’re built on the training ground, and when you don’t have City style finances, that can take some time, not just to get players in, but also clear the decks I take your point that we choked when it mattered, and that could… Read more »


On a more postitive note, Kane is a goner. That look on his mug said it all, also tactfully releasing the I’m out interview with the Ratty Manc twerp that works on Sky.

So Spurs may be headed back to midtable mediocrity where they belong!

100-150m is all well and good but good luck replacing Kane. Son’s going to suffer big time too, half of his goals were created by Kane.


Almuniasaynomore May 20, 2021 12:58:40 Take a bow, lad. Exremely well written and on point. Middle finger to all the Pedros and Charlies telling people to shut up, trust the process and that we are improving. Pedro especially – he’s the biggest hypocrite I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Acting smug, he’s bringing up some make-believe stats like 2nd since Chrismas. Says how the big problem is fans are angry over a win like they are supporting Spurs. Wenger was giving us UCL football year after year but Pedro wasn’t happy and demanded a change. Now he says that the future… Read more »


So true. There hasn’t been a better one-two punch in the pl than Son/Kane in a while.
I was shocked to learn how very few assists the Liverpool’s Salah and Mane have for each other for the amount of goals they’ve scored this season in the Prem.
Quit he opposite to the Tottenham duo.

The Bard

WengerEagle I subscribe to the same view. The table is the table. Any other way of looking at it is an excuse. We could have or we should have are reserved for the bottlers. My main beef is that we don’t and haven’t had mental strength for a decade or more. No amount of talent makes up for mental weakness. I’m on the fence over whether Arteta is able to instil that or not. If he doesn’t hit the ground running next season I cant see him lasting long.


Rich I’m hoping for that. Contrary to what the self-proclaimed superfans on here claim about anybody criticising the club or the manager in any way shape or form being a Spud/idiot/doom monger/’I want’ brat, etc and lecturing us on how to support our own club, I only want what I believe is best for the club and will get us back eventually to where we belong, competing. (3rd most titles in England, most FA Cups, ever-present in Europe) I am very excited about Saka, ESR, Tierney, Martinelli, I still have high hopes for Partey, Gabriel, Saliba when he returns from… Read more »


Bad tidings. Arsenal needed to win Europa league to sneak into champions league. Now they need to win Conference league to sneak into Europa league. Even getting into the Conference league is not guaranteed.

Club better off sorting internal issues next season.


Tom Can you believe that in all the time that Henry and Zidane played together for the France NT that they only assisted one another for one sole goal- the QF Winner vs Brazil in the 2006 World Cup. Just reminded me of that as you mentioned Salah and Mane. I think that is why Klopp still persists with Firmino up top despite losing his scoring touch, he still brings the best out of Salah. Mane has really gone off the boil this season. Still a great player, will be interesting to see what Klopp opts for next season though.… Read more »


WE I thought Emery slightly overachieved in his first season overall, I’m not saying he was the right choice, but the season wasn’t the disaster many made it out to be , and I think he was fired 5 points off 4th, which is hardly an insurmountable gap to close There’s no easy fixes to get us back to the top, the league is really competitive I don’t subscribe to the idea that managers should lose their jobs during a rebuild, not unless they’ve completely lost the players, and it doesn’t look like Arteta has Change is often painful, and… Read more »


How the hell is Willock being bandied about by the Times & Metro at a sale value of £20 million.?Someone is taking the f** ng piss.If we flog him you’d be looking at The British premium of at least £25/30 million.why are we always involved in what looks like a carboot sale.If he goes for the price the meejah are quoting heads should roll.



China did create Corona virus in its lab. People need to read finance articles and science journals more and learn from there than frame their views from reading Twits, Insta posts and Guardian/NYC/Washington post. Many noted scientists including Nobel Prize winners have suggested that Wuhan is a virus manufactured in a lab but hey what do they know and what is their credibility in the era of social media influencers and Ted talkers.


WE, raptora great comments On another brief nostalgic note the much maligned wenger would have won a 4th maybe even a 5th title if cazorla wasn’t injured in my humble opinion His failure to do so was his undoing A coach who rebuilt midfields with panache Yes his time was up but we’re left with an inept leadership that can’t get even the most basic decisions correct How times have changed Now we aspire to a top 4 finish and celebrate mediocrity digging out ‘stats’ and ignoring facts staring us in the face while we ‘trust the process’ and ignore… Read more »


Daniel Ek should not go it alone. Set up a fund me page where funds gets fans shares at the club. Sure that the club can be bought back in a month.


yes if We win the Europa conference league next year we not only get to be the first winner of this magnificent new club trophy but we also qualify for the EUL !

I fail to understand why clubs from the top 5 leagues are in the ECL as it is supposed to be a competition for clubs from minor leagues to try and win.


I’m not sure about 9 points off fourth. We’re finishing below two clubs who sacked their manager this year because of underperformance.


Boubawillock is equal or better than boubakary soumare.

Meanwhile, Supreme leader has become like Wenger,
out of touch with reality, the irony!


Look I like many was disappointed in BB…
However I’m prepared to give him another season .. feel he may be going in right direction . Just needs to clear the decks of a bit rubbish. Also play youth.


Agree with Raptora in that mediocrity cannot be condoned at Arsenal regardless of who it involves. It’s embarrassing to read about this post Christmas table, very cringeworthy in fact. Arteta has failed miserably, more so that Emery and Freddie. Nothing other than the sack is acceptable.


“China did create Corona virus in its lab.”

I thought it was Pedro’s emotional support pangolin he adopted after Emery pipped Arteta to the Arsenal job that started the pandemic.


“More so than”, not “that”.


Feck me, EB’s moved on from ‘anyone can play FB’ to ‘Grealish isn’t very good’. Does the man/woman/non-binary entity even watch football? Talk about a lack of credibility.


“China did create coronavirus in a lab”

I thought it was Rebecca Vardy

Vintage Gun

I fully understand why Pedro is saying that he’s not going to wallow in pity all summer over our season and how it’s time to look forwards. However to try and shape this season as anything other than a depressing, disgusting , stinking shithouse of a season is nothing more than a failed face saving exercise. Nothing more. Lets all hope for a positive summer rebuild and a strong start to next season and i’m fully behind that. But to suggest this season is a sign of progression is twilight zone chat. It’s our worst, most boring season in over… Read more »


And yes COVID 19 was man-made in a lab in China… would think that would be pretty obvious by now. There are even more deadlier pathogens in labs in China, UK, USA, Israel and Russia.


The UK were making public info films in the 70s… Fact

They may have redistributed it in 2018/19
For what reason we will never know.
But it was brought back to do something ..


Pure poetry. I’m in awe. We should keep tapping into these musical memories. They help to distract from the awfulness of the club we love despite the bullshit.

And your sister has excellent musical taste.


I would keep Pepe he has scope…
The perfect 3 to lodge


Covid 19 was created in a wuhan lab= hogwash
Right up there with Covid 19 doesn’t exist
Conspiracy theorists have all the time in the world to ‘theorize’ until they have to deal with reality like folks putting their lives on the line fighting this pandemic


If soccer were about statistics Arsenal would be over the moon. Unfortunately soccer is about red hot passion. What matters are hero’s who scored last night overcame their arch nemesis.

Soccer is about who won last night period. Bragging rights included 😎😎😎


Pedro, were you not calling for his head yourself after Villarreal?

Almunia’s post was spot on.

You don’t get to cherry pick a part of the season and label it a success as a whole ignoring the crucial parts that actually matter that we fucked up with Arteta shown to be out of his depth.


I find to my astonishment, I’ve been a Gooner for more than 60 years (went to my first home game when I was 10). My hero was Danny Clapton (named my first son after him). Danny had great natural skill and almost scored a ton of goals. His talent was recognised with an England cap. Why “almost”? Because he never had the confidence to believe he was a top player. Danny faded out of top rank football and unfortunately died in his early 50s. Danny’s sole international was in 1958 against Wales, who had another Arsenal hero in goal; the… Read more »

AFC Forever


Very nicely put. It’s a different time now unfortunately.

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