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Well, here we are, the unofficial first game of the season kicks off today. Leicester City take on Manchester City at Wembley in the Community Shield.

City really is the team to beat this season. Things are settled, they’ve added Jack Grealish, they’ll add Harry Kane by the end of the month. They are basically unstoppable

Leicester are recording a tricky third album. Rodgers has bottled top 4 right at the end twice now. He’s either going to take his team to the promised land of Champions League football this season or it’s just going to be his thing that Leicester will be also-rans.

I think most people are excited by Leicester recruitment because they basically buy up all the players fans like on Championship Manager. Patson Daka has been on our radar for a while, can he go some way to replacing Jamie Vardy’s output? What will Soumare do for their central midfield after a decent showing for Lille? WILL THE ARSENAL FANS LIVE TO REGRET BERTRAND?

Worth noting Leicester have sold absolutely no one for cash this window.

Arsenal news was very slow yesterday, our fearless Technical Director was once again posting pictures of himself on vacation, this time, the jetsetter was in Mallorca. I know… we’ve lived in a Covid World for the last 18 months, people can work from their phone… still isn’t a good look. Can someone not tell him to shut off his IG Stories?

The big link today is Bernado Silva. No doubt an excellent player that can do all the things we want because he’s been coached by Arteta. We’d be landing a top talent, someone that is schooled in the system, and Arteta will know his character intimately.

… but I like Maddison.

I know, I know, both would be great… but Maddison is on an upward trajectory. He’s won one FA Cup. He’ll be hungry. He’ll slip into our very English vibe. He’s 3 years younger.

BOTH would be good. I just think the statement move is Maddison

Outside that, it’s mostly quiet. Eddie has an injury that has ruled him out for a month. Partey is back in 3 weeks. Gabriel M is still out. I don’t think an injury stops Eddie moving out of the club though.

MARTINELLI WON GOLD AND CELEBRATED WITH BRUNO.

Right, not much else to talk about. We’re under a week away from the start of the season, time to kick it up a gear Edu.

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Jay

Smith-rowe got the no.10 shirt and 5 year contract, but what does he actually offer? bang average at best

GK

Conversion is still lacking. We cannot be contented wt just playing and playing for the sake of without an end result?

China1

I agree with the analysis on this link

Our offense is way too one dimensional about throwing crosses in to players who are not favourite to score

Le Sauce

Pedro
Laca is doing just fine as a focal point. We just can’t have Auba and Pepe start at the same time. We need more footballers rather than impact players but I can see what Arteta is trying to achieve with White and Lokonga profile of talent, we at least move the ball forward quicker and with more ease than last season. Let’s see what happens in a weeks time

Mr Serge

Jay the oracle ffs

Champagne Charlie

My expectations hit the floor when the front three is Auba, Laca, Pepe. Axis of average in attack. They don’t gel or compliment one another at all.

Pepe and Auba are penalty box players, neither of which offer a creative touch in the build up, or use their physical ability. Laca has more to his game, but isn’t sharp enough.

Maddison and Tammy completely change the dynamic imo.

White and Lokonga seamless.

Vickingz

If only pepe and Auba came to the party. Impressed with Sambi and white but I’m not sure he partners well with Mari. The first over the top ball took both of them completely out and few indecision like the dele Alli’s chance. ESR is good for me, no need for maddison, Auroar maybe. Does sambi make xhaka look good or spurs is just being very very poor???

Bleeding Guns

I’ll have some of what Jay’s having.

Le Sauce

Jay is a freaking troll …
ESR, Xhaka and Lokonga absolutely dominating whatever Spurs have to offer so far

Le Sauce

Amen to that CC
Excellent analysis of the first half.

Dissenter

‘What on earth is Bellerin still doing in this team!?’

Better beta,d he hasn’t signed the contract extension offered to him

Elmo

One annoying thing is that in spite of no European football, so far we have very few Saturday, let alone Saturday 3PM home kick-offs. Only the Norwich game.

Brentford Friday 8PM. Chelsea Sunday 4.30. Spuds Sunday 4.30. Palace Monday 8PM. Villa Friday 8PM.

So only one Sat 3PM kick-off until November, so only Norwich for me!

Dissenter

Better be glad he hasn’t signed the contract extension offered to him

Jay

First hype jack wilshere now bang average Smith-rowe, home grown special tremenent

China1

I wanna see Eddie on for Auba

Peckobill

Tammy improves us , fucking hell he’s an eight goal a season striker . Utter crap

China1

Pedro white has had a fantastic first half. Looks every bit a 50m cb

Be careful of bragging too early tho. It’s one half in pre season. Ceballos was the second coming of santi on his PL debut and turned out a moist fart by the end

Can’t ask for more from his first half tho, he’s done great

Dissenter

Pedro
You may have missed me saying I’m backing Ben White 100% once he steps on the field

He’s not responsible fir his transfer fee.

Le Sauce

Jay
Tremenent indeed … it’s clear your talking rubbish. Put the booze down and take a nap

TR7

Tierney fires in crosses from the left side which none of Auba, Pepe or Laca can convert. Bellerin uses cutbacks but except ESR nobody has that touch and intelligence to create dangerous situations in the box. We have seen this movie play numerous times before last season under Arteta. A very bland tactical set up in my opinion by Arteta. Either he needs to change the personnel or change our style. Otherwise we will struggle again.

Dissenter

China1
Eddie is injured

bacaryisgod

Pedro

Late on the answer to your question but I wouldn’t have said what they did to the player’s agent. That was from the agent’s mouth so that is not speculation.

You don’t start out by saying you’ll do everything to get the deal done. You would say you’re very interested in the player. Period. I do think Arsenal overpaid and I’m not alone in that. I’m excited he’s our player though.

Champagne Charlie

Pedro White and Lokonga are very encouraging. You can see the value of having the right profile in these positions. Maddison changes everything, simple as that. Him central, with ESR and Saka either side, and fullbacks acting as wingers, is a mile off what we’re seeing here. Tammy Abraham is just so ahead of Auba or Laca physically. When you have a striker that has that kind of running power and sharpness the whole unit comes alive and space opens up. Laca and Auba wayyyy too static these days. He’s not top drawer, but he’d cause chaos for our creative… Read more »

China1

Damn i wanted him to play today

He’ll probably go on and score now but honestly this auba on the wing shit needs to stop

China1

Who is on the bench who can play wide?

I’d put ESR there and willock at 10. Auba has to come off

Samesong

Isn’t part of coaching to improve players? Tammy ill take now There is no cohesion with PAL

We need players with desire Laca and Auba are stinking the place out.

totally agree CC with our post

China1

On the day auba signed his contract he aged 3 years ffs

Le Sauce

Tr7
It’s clear Auba, Laca, Pepe combo doesn’t cut it, never has. We need to reshuffle our attacking profile, they’re neither good for possession nor counter attacking play as evident from last season. Realistically I would go for an ESR-LACA-SAKA attack with Madders in the 10 position as well as Partey and Lokonga behind them. I think the back four picks itself

TR7

We neee to play more through the middle to get more from Laca and ESR. Partey and Lokonga albeit good haven’t got the technical ability to dominate possession in midfield. A player like Maddison not only adds some quality to our midfield but also gets ESR more involved in the game. Can see Saka, Maddison and ESR combine together and create quality chances.

Bleeding Guns

Bloody hell

China1

Ffs honestly auba offfffff plsssss

prvhc

We lack movement and sharpness in the final third

Nelson

Auba is just so bad now.

Champagne Charlie

Arteta cunting off Dissenters mate, my manager.

China1

Is this auba’s worst ever performance?

Vickingz

Bellerin is so purposeless with his final balls, he just plays hoping one of our players gets the ball, smhhhh

Cheney10

Our issue here is this is likely the starting line up next week, and we short of quality in some key positions. We really need a RB and CAM, not to replace ESR but to complement him… On this showing Auba doesn’t have a place in the side… Laca superior through the middle and I’d rather have ESR on the left with a new CAM…

Champagne Charlie

Tierney and Xhaka leaving a leg in. Yes lads, you get it.

China1

We desperately miss saka

Foxy

Whoever we get for RB needs to be able to defend well and cover when White steps out. Bellerin will leave our right side more exposed than ever with his poor positioning and weak tackling

S Asoa

Pep Lightweight trying to emulate Pep Original picking petty fights with players in a friendly.
Will only devalue himself

Nelson

Whether these yellow cards count for the regular season?

Samesong

Auba needs to go play for Beckham team in the MLS

Bleeding Guns

Decisions going all against us… Just a matter of time

S Asoa

Good save by GK

Nelson

What a save!

Champagne Charlie

Starboy, Niles, and Chambers on

White, Auba, Bellerin off

Nelson

Bellerin didn’t run back in time!!!

Nelson

Saka replaces Auba. The writing is on the wall.

S Asoa

Saka and Chambers, in. Arteta wants to win somehow. Totters easier to deal than the next match

Cheney10

Does this mean ANM is happy to play RB? If so, could save us millions!

Globalgunner

Auba should F-off to Barca, a vacancy has just appeared there

Jay

2 unknown back ups and ben-white this transfer window has been disgusting

Champagne Charlie

Global

More likely to land at Southampton

Chris

The Spurs fans clapped Saka onto the pitch? A nice touch, they do have some class!

Mr Serge

Jay the second comment was even shitter than the first how did you manage that you plum

Champagne Charlie

Commentators just said White made a good block when he left the pitch 10 mins ago.

Football is def back

China1

The neny and balogun

Samesong

Commentators just said White made a good block when he left the pitch 10 mins ago🤣🤣🤣

Bleeding Guns

Bloody hell, here comes Neny. Side passing at its finest. We just lost the midfield

China1

Xhakaneny is the midfield pairing all teams wish they could have

China1

What the actual hell was that defending

Benjamin

Trust the process!

S Asoa

Son was getting that in. Only good Tots player beside Loris

Danny

Fuck Song.

Champagne Charlie

Pepe trying to do tricks at LB, loses the ball and mugs us.

Elneny sent for a hot dog in the middle of the area. Arsenal things.

China1

Does this arsenal team look virtually ready for a top 4 push?

Answers on a postage stamp

Bleeding Guns

Yikes

China1

Charlie I think it was mari who also missed a tackle and face planted fml

Bleeding Guns

Chambers looking out of it at rcb

prvhc

Pablo Mari with some excellent defending there

Nelson

Elneny doesn’t belong to a good team to fight for top4.

Champagne Charlie

China

Yep, Mari showing off his turning circle during the goal. Missed it in real time with a glitchy stream.

Dissenter

It will be unpleasant to have to have to say that “we told you so” when Tets gets fired in Dec

…. But we told ya

Brentford have a decent chance of at least getting one point on Friday.

Br0wnie

How is Willock not better than Elneny?

Peckobill

“Elneny doesn’t belong to a good team to fight for top4.“

Add arteta to that list

China1

When was the last time you saw a defender try to tackle a player and end up face planting??? That’s such an odd thing to see

Champagne Charlie

That’s vintage ESR for me there, drifting inside and picking a ball out. Doesn’t look nearly as good staying central

Samesong

Brentford have a decent chance of at least getting one point on Friday

They could beat us Diss.

TR7

Looks like Willock is off to Newcastle then, would definitely have got some good game time otherwise.

Thought White and Sambi had good games. Other than that though it seems we have the same old problem with creating chances. Also Auba is so not cut out for Arteta ball. We should of tried to move him on.

Kris

Spurs awful, Arsenal even worse.
2 managers unfit for the size of their jobs. None will finish in the top 4.

Waiting for Pedro to blame it on the players.

Rambo

Arsenal still a shower of shit under Arteta?

Well color me surprised

S Asoa

ESR needs Saka, and fast kids alongside to play the game they grew up with. Tits is an abomination

Crabregas

Yeah I can see Willock going now, hopefully that is at least £20mil back into the coffers (to up the Ramsdale offer no doubt)

Peckobill

Spuds are bang average , that’s the measure how bad we are under arteta . He can’t for the life of him coach a coherent attack

S Asoa

Team will be faster without Elneny

Muppetman

Strange that only Newcastle are in for Wilock if he is as good as people say on here?

China1

So the league is about to start and we look like the same team that got 8th last year in terms of both squad and performances White had a really good game and lokonga is good, but so long as that’s its we’re not getting 4th. No midfield with either xhaka el neny or both is getting top 4. No starting 11 with geriatric auba on the wing is coming 4th, he was absolutely dismal today. Pepe still looking inconsistent. Saka needs a while to regain fitness and sharpness but we also can’t play without him. Leno nearly got injured… Read more »

Mr Serge

Willock is average it’s because he is one of our own if we can get 25 m for him we have ribbed Newcastle blind

Mr Serge

China if that’s the case MA is gone by November

Dissenter

If only these friendly series were played after December

Black Snake

generational my arse.

peanuts&monkeys

You English Arsenal fans get fed with LG shit which is nothing but club propaganda. Get one thing straight guys – even if Messi joins this Arsenal which has Xhaka and Arteta, Areenal will keep finishing 8th or lower.

@Dissenter

Cheeky 😂😂😂

Peckobill

I’d prepare for another long dire season if any of you have any sense . If you want to stick with arteta , shame on you I say and you want what’s best for arsenal ? Got to be kidding me

Radio Raheem

A friendly played like a friendly. Little to learn from that.

Roll on Friday and let the fun begin 😊