SATURDAY ROUND-UP

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This will just be a rapid round-up today because I spent many hours on that Ben White piece yesterday which everyone thought was the best thing they’ve ever read… in the world.

The Xhaka move is edging along at a snail’s pace. The latest from Italy is the deal will be announced at the end of the Euros. Fantastic if it happens, whatever the price.

Arsenal has nearly reached a deal with Mavropanos for a loan to perm move that could total £5m. Now, I understand that Europe is broke, but I cannot fathom why we can’t land more money than that for a player that is young, starting games in a good German side, who one of the best scouts in the world really rates. The only thing I can imagine here is the sell-on clause is something disgusting?

Let’s be honest, there’s a way to go before Arsenal are in Liverpool’s league for selling on duffers for mega-money.

The selling doesn’t stop there. Big rumours in Italy that Torreira is going to find his way to Lazio in a deal worth about £18m. Look, let’s be honest, he was a bit shit, Adam’s data proved out that he was the worst of our midfielders, I’m just happy to land a fee at this point. A misfire, but one you could tolerate because it looked clever and had data that sat behind it.

The dirty rumour that is doing the rounds is the Rob Holding is attracting a lot of interest from 5 Premier League clubs for his services. Now, I like Rob Holding, but the limitations are clear. Moving on a player of his standard is something Arsenal rarely do though. We ship out the best and the worst, but never players doing an above-average job. I’m not totally sold on this happening, but it wouldn’t surprise me because something has to give in that centre-back pile-up we have at the moment.

Any concerns that Pierre is going to take the gaming seat like Ozil did and bum around for his last 2 seasons has been put to the sword. Pictures emerged of him in Mykonos with their team getting some fitness practice in for the new season. I think there’s a really simple equation out there next season: Maintain the defensive solidity of last season and get Auba back to 25 goals and you are going to be right in the mixer for top 4. Auba very much performs to his xG. Give him chances and he will score. Fingers crossed he gets back to his best this summer.

Kieran Tierney, future captain, hero to the working glass, god on the left… has signed a new 5 year deal with Arsenal. I think this is a superb piece of news. If we’re looking for positive signs about the project at Arsenal, look no further than 1) We’re mostly tying down important players after 5 years of being very bad at that, Bravo to Edu 2) Players we want to keep are bought into whatever is going on at Arsenal. You can listen to the noise that says we’re making a grave error with our managerial approach, or you can look at who has put pen to paper… Saka, Martinelli, Tierney, Auba… next up, ESR.

FINALLY, Londoners can land themselves a covid jab at the stadium. So book here. Outside of being protected from a nasty virus, the main side-effect is feeling supremely smug about life. It takes a couple of weeks to hit peak… but honestly, what a feeling. Protect yourself and finally feel comfortable attending those cosplay events you’ve been missing you massive nerds.

See you in the comments. x

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MidwestGun

Yep.. I think Italy won’t be fearing Belgium without KDB and Fat Hazard. Should be a good matchup..

salparadisenyc

Agree the Azzurri are going to feast on this Belge side, dull to the core.
Minus Hazard magic moment it was shithouse ball.

Dissenter

“Arguing that a CB is unnecessary, then when the rumour comes in that Arsenal under instruction from Arteta had bid for White suddenly deciding that a new CB is a priority is not supporting Arsenal. It is just supporting Arteta.”

Story of Rich
Dude wrote a PhD 😁😁😁 thesis about Brighton last season and NEVER cited Ben White for particular mention, now white is the hybrid inverted BB-Central midfield genius

That’s supporting Arteta before any principle.,

Globalgunner

Pepe and Ronaldo. Please just retire

Dissenter

Italy are the winners today when you consider the high price Belgium paid for this win.

WengerEagle

Ronaldo will play until he is 50 to get that goal to take him over the Iranian Pele.

Tee

“Arguing that a CB is unnecessary, then when the rumour comes in that Arsenal under instruction from Arteta had bid for White suddenly deciding that a new CB is a priority is not supporting Arsenal. It is just supporting Arteta.”

Says a poster who told Pierre to forget the YouTube clip on white and also lied that pace and 1v1 are white’s wicknesses (when his stats say otherwise) just to get at Arteta

Batistuta

Eagle

Yea Belgium looked quite shit. Really fancy our chances

Peckobill

Yeah Ronaldo just playing on reputation now , though as a neutral watching a game there’s few better sights than seeing a gutted Ronaldo face

salparadisenyc

Indeed Portugal may not of won but they exacted a toll.

Martinez should stick to MLS punditry and give the reigns over to a sauce specialist, the fabled Zeljko Buvac springs to mind forever a legend in the hallowed marble halls.

Radio Raheem

Did Portugal make Belgium look shit?

Is Belgium worse than Austria?

Italy struggled against Austria yesterday didn’t they?

WengerEagle

Ronaldo on FKs is as bad as Kane on corners.

WengerEagle

Belgium with KDB vs Italy is 50-50 for me but looks like he won’t play now so that tips the scales more towards Italy 70-30.

Champagne Charlie

Ronaldo gives me David Luiz vibes on free kicks these days. Peaked at Man United as far as they go, Portsmouth in particular

Tee

Gone are the days Ronaldo carries his team. Now, it’s the team that carries him only for him to take the glory.

Goals dry off when there are no penalty and tappings

Radio Raheem

Pundits harsh on the Portuguese goalie. That goal was unstoppable from where the goalie stood in my view.

WengerEagle

Ronaldo has been wank on frees for literally 6-7 years now, it’s hilarious that he was nicking them off Pjanic and Dybala at Juventus who were two genuine specialists.

Globalgunner

Ronaldo is all about Roonaldo. Always was, always will be

Avi

Got to feel for Ronaldo, absolutely deserved better Jota and Penadez are frauds

Avi

Belgium are average and has no chance without Kevin. Was shit today and got spanked versus Denmark before he came on. All in on Italy

Portugal vs Italy would have been a much more interesting match up

Avi

Ronaldo last competition will be world cup he already achieved all things only 1 goal needed to be the best international goal scorer ever.absolutely the GOAT

Tom

Yes, poor Ronaldo, his team let him down, again.

Dissenter

“Yes, poor Ronaldo, his team let him down, again.”‘

To the contrary, his team mates won him his only international [country[] honor in 2016.

WengerEagle

Avi

He’ll break it well before then in a friendly or qualifier.

He’s playing us (Ireland) in September, pencil him in for a brace.

WengerEagle

For all of those 109 international goals, would be very interested to know how many of them were in the World Cup/Euros knockouts.

Fells like he always scores in the groups but disappears in the knockouts.

Almuniasaynomore

Tom,
I have noticed the force is failing you lately. If it’s any consolation I get your sarcasm everytime.

Wenger Eagle
Ronaldo to get a brace against us? You’re confident we’re going to have one of our better games!

WengerEagle

Answer to my own question: 3 goals for Ronaldo in total in World Cup/Euros knockouts out of 16 apps.

All in the Euros.

-vs Netherlands in Euro 2004 SF
-vs Czech Republic in Euro 2012 QF
-vs Wales in Euro 2016 SF

Sounds about right, has never left his mark on an international tournament.

WengerEagle

Almunia

We’re so incredibly shit but we’ll likely just park 11 men behind the ball and defend for 90 mins so can see us limiting Ronny to just the two goals and Portugal just the 3 goal win.

Sad times when this isn’t even sarcastic.

WengerEagle

Who was it on here beating their chest about Gini Wijnaldum? AFC Forever IIRC.

He completed just 10 passes vs Czech Republic today, TEN. That according to OptaJoe is the lowest total of passes completed for an outfield Netherlands player in recorded history! (Since 1980)

Talk about a shocker.

Almuniasaynomore

Wenger Eagle
I know,the killer is we get so much joy out of our national team,most supporters of the bigger nations take it for granted. Look on the bright side, we’ve two cracking young keepers coming through. Story with this Collins guy gone to Burnley for 12 mill. Ever seen him play?

Valentin

Tee, Next time instead of accusing other, read what they wrote. Arteta is not some poor damsel in distress whose honour you have to defend when his judgment is questioned. Also if you want to avoid looking like an idiot, learn to read stats before commenting on them. Fofana who was the latest defender to be criticised as not good enough has been dribbled 0.5 per game on average in the Premier League. In comparison Ben White has been dribbled 0.9 per game. Ben White is a lot of thing, but he is not very good in 1v1 situation. He… Read more »

Valentin

Belgium over Italy for me, because Lukaku will torture both Italians CBs.
Also with Fat Hazard likely to be out (I hope that KdB can recover for next game), Belgium will have to play more as a team rather than rely on individual talent.

Strange how Italy, Germany and Spain have not produced new great, exciting strikers in the last decade.
England has Kane.
France has MBappe.

Champagne Charlie

“Fofana who was the latest defender to be criticised as not good enough“

Again, who is saying this?

Tom

Almuniasaynomore
I have to pace myself these days, the forces are dwindling away indeed.

WengerEagle

Yeah very true, South America have always been the best at producing world class strikers but even they are struggling.

Brazil have nobody coming through and Argentina only have Lautaro Martinez who looks good but not great.

Uruguay and Chile have nobody coming through either.

WengerEagle

Almunia Can’t say I have, is he any use? I like that Kelleher lad at Liverpool, looked very impressive in the CL vs Ajax for them. I have to admit that I’m not too bothered with the NT, have become numb to it over the years with the terrible football, routine embarrassment and inept and impossibly corrupt FAI. The standard has fallen off a cliff as well. We have gone in my lifetime to having CL and multiple PL winner Roy Keane as captain along with top shelf players like Damien Duff, Robbie Keane, Shay Given and reliable CL standard… Read more »

China1

International football is very weak right now If England find a win against Germany we only have to beat Sweden/Ukraine in the quarters and Czech Republic or Denmark in the semis Besides Germany this is the weakest run to a final you will ever see at a euros probably Tbh tho I don’t understand the seeding this year. Some of the groups were extremely weak then they put Portugal France and Germany all in the same group – but let Portugal through despite coming third? What a pointless mess. Portugal should’ve just been in one of the easier groups as… Read more »

Rich

Valentin I see you’re coming around to Ben White being a right back/defensive midfielder hybrid, and not a right sided centre back If we are trying to sign him as a right sided centre back in a back 4, it won’t be because we scouted him in that position this season, because he didn’t play there He doesn’t play a similar role to Tierney on the left, he’s there to progress the ball, and pin teams in their own half, by winning the ball back early In possession the left sided central midfielder moves over to cover the left wing… Read more »

China1

If England beat Germany anything less than making the final would be an under achievement

Fingers crossed we’ll do it because even tho France are way better, it would be a one off game and at Wembley so absolutely possible to win that…

Gotta deal with the Germans first tho

China1

Rich why do you think that’s the plan? We’ve never played that formation before and you’re including xhaka who is expected to be sold, Odegaard who we probably won’t buy. From back to front that’s not similar to what we’ve done before. Not saying the idea is bad but I doubt he’s going to be that radical. It took arteta a year to switch off his first formation. The players did better with a 4-2-3-1 then move to another brand new formation? I’m not sure he would do another change unless it’s to a 4-3-3

Rich

China1 I used players we had this season as an example, not because I specifically mean it’ll be them who perform that role, it was an example for how the system works We played something similar at the second half of last season on occasions, Against Spurs, Smith-Rowe played on the left, and was tucking in quite a bit in possession, and we were playing with almost 6 midfielder/forwards, because Lacazette was dropping deep, and Tierney was positioned as a wing back, rather than a full back, with Xhaka tucking in to cover the left back position The reason I… Read more »

China1

Personally I prefer Tierney at LB with a proper winger on front of him (Pepe initial choice), but in terms of overall setup that has some merits

I also think white can be used more advanced than CB. He has qualities to protect the defense and start transitions which would help free up partey a bit. We’ll see what arteta decides in the end

Guns of SF

I really hope we dont get Odegaard and get fleeced.
A loan, maybe but a sale no way… he has show what he can do already. I am sorry not impressed with the one legged pony.
We can do better in this area completely.
ESR was stunted somewhat due to Ode

Guns of SF

well if bellerin goes to inter, its possible White is our new RB given all the chatter about him…
Still need a proper CAM. if Lokonga is coming in, and we have TP we need a creator.

WHo knows what the F is going on tho

Guns of SF

i feel a lot is riding on TP and him having a stellar year. Building our CM around him, means that we are counting on him to produce and score. So far, we have seen nothing of the sort. In all honesty if he sucks, we need to have 2 CMs that are ready to fill in and contibute now. Azeez too young, so that leaves Mo and ?
Lokonga
Mo and Lokonga
Does not get me too excited. Need to add some real class and creativity. Maddison check!
Aouar check!
Camavinaga check

Guns of SF

Camavinga is not too young IMO, this dude is a straight baller

DivineSherlock

Wow 35 year old Vermaelen keeping clean sheet against a team with players like C.Ronaldo , Bruno , Felix , Jota Bernado Silva . Impressive.

Sid

@Dissenter, please tell us England will win

Loooool

Tony

Having watched the Dutch being dispensed by the Czechs and Belgium strolling past Portugal, I’m reminded why I don’t bother with football internationals except to enjoy time with my son with player discussions more than real interest in the games. Ditto for watching other football clubs play unless on a rare occasion I want to check out certain players or managers’ tactics. I really get no enjoyment from such games save that of odd moments of brilliance, which I can get from highlights. That said I enjoy reading certain posters’ player reviews or acknowledgements, such as RR, WE, Marko and… Read more »

Guns of SF

Famigha should have been sent off

Guns of SF

ronaldo really should not be the sole striker for Portugal. He is better coming from the wing, moving with the ball instead of a target man. He is too easily marked out. In the latter stages, he was all over the place and Portugal had a chance. Poor coaching, he is best moving and should have played more on the wing…. Bernardo S had a shitty game. Impressed with that Raphael Guerreiro Sanches too Ronaldo and his hissy fits are quite annoying… needs to stop with the histrionics and entitled attitude …. this fella is fading fast with that type… Read more »

China1

Camavinga would be expensive but if he fulfills his potential he’d triple his value in a few years

Guns of SF

Camavinga is ready already

MD-Gunner

@Tony “It’s funny as I really enjoy international level rugby union, but have zero interest in club level rugby or rugby league at any level. ” I have gone that route myself and have made new connections with people that cap games in the Southern Hemisphere as I have the streaming services for Northern Hemisphere matches. However some of the club Rugby is excellent the Premiership final between Exeter and Harlequins is rated as one of the best. In addition some of the Super Rugby competitions as well as the Rugby Championship is mouth watering because in the Southern Hemisphere… Read more »

DivineSherlock

Any actors list without Christian Bale is incomplete , his body of work is just so brilliant. Honestly he is one of modern greats .

Guns of SF

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker was incredible

Tee

“Again, who is saying this?

He would conjure is usual fallacy and pass it as fact.

He had to mention fofana who plays in a team better than BH to make is point. Why can’t you compare him to other CBs in the league instead of your skinny sample?

Did I read ” watch his 1v1 against Rashford? Maybe you should watch Pepe 1v1 against Van dyke and tell me VD is shit because of that

No need writing a novel, accept you goofed on the
white’s weaknesss you mentioned because aerial duel is his major wickness.

DivineSherlock

He was mighty impressive considering Heath Ledger’s performance . But to see Joker without Batman is just weird . They should have atleast shown Bruce Wayne.

Guns of SF

I hate bat man. Not even a real super hero.
Wolverine for me…..or other x men

DivineSherlock

Guns

Batman is probably the more practical real version of a superhero than any mutant xD. But thats a whole other conversation

Tee

I’ll rather believe ballers’ assessment of white than any random poster’s.

Guns of SF

Iron man too- similar to batman
I prefer the mutants lol

Tee

“ronaldo really should not be the sole striker for Portugal. He is better coming from the wing, moving with the ball instead of a target man. He is too easily marked out. In the latter stages, he was all over the place and Portugal had a chance.”

Ronaldo had to be used as the sole striker to cover for his lost mojo ( leaving defenders for dead with pace and trickery).

He would be useless coming from the wings. These days, you hardly see him score goals from his own making like before

Valentin

Tee, BTW, A player can have more than one weakness and more than one strong point. The reason why I have used Fofana is because he had been discussed at nauseaum here. Pedro kept arguing that he is not good enough. Compare with more defenders which I did, and you still end with the same result. He is a good passer and good intercepters, but is average in 1v1 situation and does not have extreme pace. No point in debating with you, if you cannot make a single argument. Resorting to disparaging comments because you can’t articulate your opinion with… Read more »

Sid

Things are black or white period, grey is fence sitting and soy boyish/small testes

Valentin

Rich, I don’t disagree that maybe that’s what Arteta wants to do. I disagree with the fact that he would great at it. Ben White look decent as part of back 3, because he can pro active. An aggressive defender who tries to anticipate and intercept. Also his passing is better than most CB. However as a CB in a Back 4, he could not be as aggressive as he would leave space behind that the opposition would exploit. He definitely would not work with Gabriel who both like to play the same way. They both need somebody calmer with… Read more »

Valentin

To me that look like another of Willian as a No10 plan.
Look good on paper despite financially ruinous but disastrous in reality.

Northbanker

I do wonder how many top youth players we should expect to emerge. Steve Bould’s sacking is a function of the awful performances but that is probably down to rapid acceleration of key players plus extensive use of loans for other emerging talents. We had got to the point where there was little talent left at u23 level other than heavily promoting u18s. But what should we seriously expect? We have Saka and ESR now playing as vital first team players. Martinelli too if you allow for the fact that he would have been in the u23s had we not… Read more »

Northbanker

Missed off Ballard and arguably Rekik from the list of hopefuls emerging

Tony

MD-Gunner
Totally agree there are great club games in both sides of the hemisphere.

I just find myself flat and devoid of any interest/emotion as I have no vested interest in who wins.

Just the way I am I guess. I’m like that with a lot of things, and especially most sports.

Really good you can enjoy those games – I wish I could too.

The lion’s games are different I can behind the Lions, especially against the southern hemisphere sides.

Oddly, I don’t mind watching NZ/AUSSI/SA try nations games as I like to see how they’ve improved.

Pierre

As I said yesterday , if I was spending fortunes on a full/ wing back then Dumfries ( who was going for less than 20 mil before the euros) would be the one for me. The fact that he used to be a central defender tells me he knows how to defend and is not just an attacking full back . He is also very powerful in the air in both boxes with a good heading technique and has pace , power and strength on the ball and has good awareness and timing of his runs into the box .… Read more »

Pierre

I’m not sure Arsenal can afford to play the waiting game in the transfer market , including both outgoings and incomings. . Trying to extract as much as possible from our sales sounds good on paper, but in reality all it does is create more problems as we will become desperate for movement the closer it gets to the end of the transfer window. The last thing we want is a situation similar to last season when we had a number of players on the books sitting around doing nothing whilst getting paid fortunes, leading to the club having to… Read more »

Valentin

Pierre, I read an article on the Athletic that the transfer situation are log jammed because on top of the Euro and the threat of bankruptcy looming over many European clubs a few big clubs with money have not yet appointed a manager. Spurs, Everton, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Lille, etc and so no departure nor arrival can be approved. Players are unwilling to sign until they know who the manager will be and whether they are part of his plan. I hope that we are slow, because our targets have better options and do not want to commit until they… Read more »

Positive pete

The problem with slow is that others & in this particular case I’m referring to Manure.Get wind of our targets & jump on while we’re still low balling & f** ng about.Case in question would be Camavinga.Expect Jim to rock up at old toilet any day soon while Edu & garlic dick are still on the beach.

DivineSherlock

Dolberg guy from Denmark was pretty good the other day , Is he available ?

Bob N16

Good post Valentin. I wonder also whether we might have got one or two essentially done but yet to announce due to Euros or strategic delays- not wishing to let other clubs we’re negotiating with have that information.

I wonder also whether for example we are waiting on our No 1 targets e.g. Odeegard, Camavinga and our No 2 targets, who are more gettable e.g. Aouar, Lokanga are obviously not pushed through.

Positive pete

Bob.If camavinga is one of our no 1 targets,you can scratch him off the list as my previous post explains.

Habesha Gooner

Ben White is not coming as an inverted RB or a DM. Arteta is purely signing him because he thinks he can distribute the ball from the back like David Luiz. He is actually good at that and a lot of other things. But he is not the finished article. He has weaknesses in aerial duels. And as Valentine mentioned earlier a bit of weakness 1 v 1. The problem of the 1 v 1 situation is because he doesn’t stay on his feet. He puts in sliding tackles when he doesn’t need to. But if he stays on his… Read more »

MD-Gunner

@Tony
Mark your calendar for this years Rugby Championship between Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa total of 13 games starting New Zealand vs Australia Sat Aug 7 and ending with Argentina vs Australia Sat Oct 2.

The backpass

It seems not getting Buendia would come back and bite Arteta in his arse. News circulating is Maddison unlikely (due to transfer fees), odegaard not trying to force exit from madrid. But, we got told that we did not want Buendia.

Why are we signing Ben White, we should be using the money on a No 10 or 8, next should be a CM. We can make do with Gabriel,Mari,Holding, Saliba and chambers next season.

CG

Arteta played Willian at Man City as his center forward, in an attempt to out smart Pep (Ego )

He played no center forward in the semi final in Villarreal in an attempt to out smart Emery ( Ego )

Off course he will sign Bemjamin White for £50 million and then play him out of position as his right back. (Ego ) ,

He cant help himself.
Hugely flawed character..
Ego issues.

Pierre

I can’t see the white transfer happening…

Someone will see sense within the next few weeks and realise that there are better players available at a much lower price.
If a few weeks ago it was reported that we were buying White for 25 mil , I would have thought 25 mil was a bit steep for a relatively unknown player…..but 50 mil is waaay too high…

Almuniasaynomore

Tony, Good morning to you,hope all’s well. Enjoyed your thoughts. You have the whe ‘Hamlet’ procrastination thing going on there with your black or white perspective v grey. Can wreck your head that one. Really like your list of actors, it’s actually the reason I’m posting. If you enjoyed Denzel for his skill in ‘ The Bone Collector’ then you just have to watch Daniel Day Lewis in ‘My Left Foot’. Incredible performance,he won the best actor oscar that year(1990 I think). Brenda Fricker also won an oscar for her role. Film is a true story. Would love to hear… Read more »

Almuniasaynomore

# when Arsenal or Ireland aren’t playing

China1

So supposedly we have 250m to spend but we’re struggling to get Lokonga over the line based on a disagreement of 2-3m for a player who is already dirt cheap…

Pierre

Valentin Of course no one knows what is happening behind the scenes regarding transfers, but a bloated squad does not put us in a good bargaining position.. The longer it takes to extract a few extra million out of clubs for our outgoings, the more damage it will do to the club. That is why we need to bite the bullet and take a hit on some players so we can start to bring in some new faces. Personally I’m not one who advocates many signings in a transfer window, but to me it is obvious that if we are… Read more »

China1

Northbanker yeah the u23s is decimated by players out on loan or promoted to the first team and very young kids filling in the gaps along with the remaining players who are not good enough

I’m not sure how much we can expect out of them fairly

The fact that so many of our u23s are near the senior team or good enough to play senior football on loan says our academy has been doing fine lately imo

The backpass

China

“So supposedly we have 250m to spend but we’re struggling to get Lokonga over the line based on a disagreement of 2-3m for a player who is already dirt cheap…”

Yep. 250m indeed.

With that amount, we could get a new coach (conte) and give him 225m, then you can bet that we would be top 4 by the end of next season.

TR7

Arsenal are in talks about a possible deal for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale. There has now been initial contact between the clubs. The fee they are prepared to pay indicates they regard him as someone who can make a significant contribution to the club. [@TheAthleticUK]

Can we get Arsene Wenger back ?

Vickingz

Are we at least looking at Renato Sanchez or he’s too hot for our coach to handle? Boy oh boy, that’s a kinda player Frimpong intended becoming, a midfield warlord

Vickingz

@TR7, the club seems to be responding to David seaman’s suggestion. Where’s Runarsson again? What do we make of his signing? The less one thinks about Arteta in all of these, the better.

CG

Ramsdale who has relegated Bournemouth and Sheffield Utd in successive seasons and butchered Eddie Howes and Wilders reputation in the process will make Arsenal fans thinking Runarsson is a good signing after all.

Arsenal getting in a pickle with all this bloody data scouting again!

Pierre

TR7
Maybe Arsene did know best

DigitalBob

TR7 – Ok so for all the talk about overpaying for Ben White, which I’m accepting of if its financed by Stan’s summer warchest money, I do not like the idea of Aaron Ramsdale for circa £20 million. He is a sub standard Premier League keeper. I do not want any signings that are not improvements over the current playing squad.

He is not an improvement on Leno so what significant contribution will be bring to the team.

Goobergooner

Rich sorry to do this mate, but Diss has been taking some slack on here. Need to confirm this is a Diss take!!…

RichJune 27, 2021 17:11:09
“Another “Hot Take’ from dissenter 😂
Statistically you’ve got to be right about something at some point.
But the smart money still has to be to back the opposite of whatever you think….”

After this prediction from the big man

“I expect the Czechs to pull off an upset today”

Emiratesstroller

There have been very few significant transfers sofar in the EPL and that is hardly surprising with Europeans taking place plus of course holiday season. In the case of Arsenal I suspect that the Ben White transfer will be concluded irrespective of sales. However, when discussing potential midfield recruits my guess is that Arsenal will want to offload first players in that department and also complete the contract extension on Smith_Rowe. I would suggest that we need to offload Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira and probably Maitland-Niles before we start recruiting new midfield players. We hear on a daily basis different names… Read more »

The backpass

Astonvilla make 2nd ESR bid £30 million. If the nonce called Arteta had beaten them back in 2020, they would have been relegated and we wouldn’t have lost Emi Martinez, Buendia to them. To top it of, Arteta’s Arsenal has not scored a goal against them loosing thrice and conceding 5.

Generational sauce.

Valentin

Aaron Ramsdale, for FFS.
We plunged to the abyss of Runarsson to slightly climb to Ramsdale. He is better but I bet he will be way more expensive than our Icelandic butter fingers goalkeeper.

Pierre

It is no coincidence that Sheffield United were relegated with the arrival of Ramsdale.

Premier league
Season 2019/20 ..without ramsdale …conceded 39
Season 2020/21 ..with ramsdale …conceded 63

Pierre

I don’t believe we will buy Ramsdale as someone within the club will see sense .