IVAN THE JANUARY GREAT

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Well hello there my dears – are you over the Spurs result?

I am. Kind of. Am I really? Maybe not.

I’m putting my Perspective FC glasses on and focused on Spurs fans prancing around like they just nipped us to the title after a fairly standard derby day draw. The levels are not the same.

We also have to be better about the catastrophization after every result. Two weeks ago Eddie was keeping Jesus out the side – now he’s not good enough for League 2. If you were buckled in for the season expecting us to win every single game, you’ll be having a thoroughly miserable time. If you think it’s easy catching City, then again, you’ll be disappointed because they are still really f*cking good.

There are some jobs that need to be done over the next three months.

1.New players need to settle

The start to the season has felt unsettled because we’re moving to a new way of playing – Arteta wants to be formationally fluid and he wants to be able to rotate players in and out without missing a beat.

We are missing beats.

You only get better by practicing in a live environment and unfortunately, the instant success we want on the pitch isn’t a reality in football.

Pointing at Pep and what they’re doing at City is pointing at perfection – Arsenal is working towards the level they’re at, but we’re not there yet, and it is unrealistic to think we’re closing the gap this season.

Get angry at that notion, bang the table, but no one else in the league has a better idea at the moment. Even peak-Klopp only managed to wrestle one EPL trophy from Pep. You could ask for a new manager – but the chances someone else could take this group to a higher level are slim and there are plenty of Premier League examples of the-big-thing getting the move then quickly moving to the fraud bin of Premier League football. Even proven winners have to take jobs in other countries.

Our strategy is to improve as fast as we can and wait for the City blip – because it will come.

2.Chance creation

We’re not creating chances like we were last season and that needs to improve. Part of that can be attributed to the newness of the squad. We have a lot of new players trying to find their feet in key positions.

We’re settling a new number 6

We’re settling a new keeper

We’re settling a new left-sided 8

We’ve only just reintroduced our starting 9

I don’t doubt the ability of any of the players – so in the medium term we’ll be fine. We just have to give them time to work each other out.

3.Cut out the dumb

We have been doing dumb quite a bit this season. Our defending as a team is really good in general. But each mistake we make seems to get pounced on. There’s been no forgiveness in the system. Individual errors are running RIFE at Arsenal, particularly at home. We have to focus, find out if North London Forever or Win the dog need to go, then get to grips with clean sheets once again.

Individual errors are easier to solve than systemic problems with tactics (Emery’s system for example was never going to work), we’ll get on top if this problem soon.

4.Manage Player Fitness Better

We’ve been struggling with injuries since preseason. Arteta is a beast in training, he doesn’t believe in pain, and we’re suffering with leggy performances and soft tissue injuries. These issues usually kill us in the backend of the season, they’re hurting us at the start this season. If we want to be competitive, players have to be rotated, and they have to have their bodies respected.

Again, we are overflowing the problems because of the Spurs result. Most of these problems will get solved when the players learn to play with each other. But at least we’re clear-ish why they’re happening.

We have Brentford tomorrow – the only player worth talking about right now is Ivan Toney. The heat on his signature is ramping up because he’ll likely be leaving Brentford in January.

This is our phase 5 striker moment… but it won’t cost us Haaland money.

Ivan Toney has had a bad year, he was caught gambling, he did wrong. We have to assume the time out is being used to get him corrected on gambling.

The next thing we have to hope is that he can come back to the form he left.

14 non-penalty goals put him 8th in the league last season. Everyone else above him played for a Big 6 club. 14 non-penalty goals is unreal for a team like Brentford. Add to that the 6 penalties he scored, because, you know, all goals count.

The player has what we lack – a bit of nasty in our forward line. He’s world-class in the press, he’s the only player I’ve seen occupy William Saliba, and he’s brilliant in front of goal. Not the mention how sophisticated his link play is when he’s playing as a loan striker.

Toney offers us something we don’t have in the final third from an aerial perspective as well – he might be sub 6 ft, but he’s one of the best players in the air. The thinking, I would assume, is in a system with players who can hit a pin from 60 yards, his aerial strength could be very, very useful.

Arsenal will have to compete for him against Chelsea – the only worry there is them jacking the price. Todd B won’t accept spending at least 450% more on a player than he should which could see the deal get pushed up like it did for Declan Rice.

I expect £60m will do the job – if we get him for that, we’ll have got a very fair deal for a player that could bang.

So what do we need to hope for? Brentford having a good run for the next 3 months. We have to see their forwards do well, we need to see them wracking up points, and we have to hope they don’t have any bad injuries. If all that comes together, I think we’ll be in for his signature.

Right – I’ll be back with more League Cup chat tomorrow. Get on our Brentford Before The Whistle right NOW. x

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DM

“Two weeks ago Eddie was keeping Jesus out the side”

But he never should’ve been.
No hate for Eddie, he’s a decent back up player who has generally performed well when he’s had to step up in place of Jesus, but I never have, nor do I now, see him as a starter for us.

TeeCee

We need a proper striker, what we have will never win a PL or CL. Period.

TeeCee

Trophy……

LoveSausage

I really hope the club have a better plan than Toney in the pipeline. He’s a transition player and we don’t do transitions. Unless we plan to start playing like a mid table team, I’d rather not add another attacking player who doesn’t fit the system.

LeMassiveCoq

Please Pedro, enough of this Eddie love. Yes, he did a pretty good job as a filler but admit it, he’s not good enough to lead the line.
I would actually rather see Trossard up front with Jesus on the left or vice verca. When Martinelli is fit, either Jesus or Trossard leading the line.
Not a fan, never have been, never will be. Too greedy, doesn’t press enough, misses too many gilt edged chances.

Domi B

I don’t think we should go for Toney. Being addicted to gambling is no small thing and him not playing with an enforced ban cannot be good for his form when he’s back. But primarily, why would we risk paying good money through fee and contract for a guy who could just repeat what he did (gamble)? Don’t think je should play in a top club ever again, why should he be taken seriously now? Also Pedro, sorry to be a grammar nazi but it’s lone striker, not loan. English is not my native language so I shouldn’t really be… Read more »

Marko

Bunch of weird shit going on between Napoli and Oshimen. There’s your striker right there

Marko

expect £60m will do the job – if we get him for that, we’ll have got a very fair deal for a player that could bang.

60 million should buy you better than could but we did buy Havertz so you know

George

Don’t mind the idea of Tony , his size and athleticism g
will be a point of difference in the squad. I would note though his finishing isn’t as good as some people think & he’s under performed against his xG in the last 12 months.

MidwestGun

Meh… Toney does not feel like a next level player. Or Phase 5 or 6 or 8 whatever it is. Have to ask yourself .. could he lead the line for City, Pool, Bayern, PSG, Barca, RM? If no then he isn’t next level.

And that’s the level we have to aim for if we truly want to be in the conversation. If he is a bench changeup player, then ok.. but that’s kind of where we are trending with Havertz.

GD4

There’s this striker Boniface for Leverkusen that someone has pointed out to me and I’ve been following his progress.
Think he’s African, and while a little raw, he is irrepressible and bursting with talent. Problem is that Leverkusen will not let him go for cheap and out fan base will not be patient with him … I’m gonna be following his progress

GD4

Sorry had to google. He is in fact a Nigerian but not sure how many caps he has had for them. Watched mostly EUROPA highlights of him and YouTube clips but I’m waiting for his next match to watch in full

rollen

60M for Toney in this situation is way too much.
But fuck it, get the guy if Tets like him, cant be worst and more casual than Eddie.

Chris

IVAN CAN WIN ARSENAL THE TITLE

Vickingz

Arteta is a failure, give him all the best players in the world and he’ll still lose. The very few times that the players would need him to win the game for them from the bench , that’s when he’d let them down as usual

salparadisenyc

From last thread… this ones for you Pierre: “Me pointing out that Odegaard is not playing as well as some think is not hatred ، it’s an honest opinion of what I am seeing…” Fair criticism of Ødegaard vs Spurs is absolutely justified, he was appalling for standard he’s set. It’s the part where Ødegaard becomes the problem with every other situation, a personal punching bag for your frustration’s that silly. We’ve got a manager with a pretty strong POV and ego to match, we play the way we do for a variety of reasons notably because its baked in… Read more »

salparadisenyc

Edu better have the BBQ going in Napoli.

#FreeOsimhen

Freddie Ljungberg

60m for Toney at 28 years old would be pretty terrible business, not getting that many years out of him. Has to be somone younger we can target that can either lead our line for many years or get us a profit if we have to sell in 4-5 years.

If it’s 30m for a rotational backup to Jesus that’s fine but for 60m it needs to be someone that can put Jesus on the bench more often than not.

We can’t keep loading up on 60m+ players that isn’t good enough to start for us.

Nigel Tufnel

One thing for sure… there’s too many Eddie Nketiah comments, because HE IS NOT THE PROBLEM.– he is the 2nd choice striker… and not a bad one either. He just got into the England squad and has been playing well in general. One off game and you turn on anybody? The problem is grown men who can’t live with the reality that we’re occasionally going to drop points, especially when 2 important forwards like Gabby and Trossard are unavailable… also Rice going down when Partey was already out. Then the 3rd choice midfielder makes the worst mistake you could ever… Read more »

Jonnygunner

Nigeria is in Africa……one is a continent, the other a country.

Marko

#FreeOshimen is right. Now he would be worth the money. Very weird situation over there. They basically convince him to stay in the summer only to mock him in September… for some reason

Marko

Tbf if Eddie got into the england squad maybe that says a lot about the england squad. That and there’s injuries and players banned I assume. Gonna be a dry spell for sure when Kane diminishes

Wicked Willy

If Toney really is the Phase 5 striker we are after then I overestimated the ambition of the club. Admittedly therrr aren’t many options – Ferguson my current favourite for the role, but £60m for a gambling addict who won’t have played for 8 months and who ranks in 59th percentile for non penalty goals? He’s also 35th percentile for assists and 11th percentile for shot creating actions. That feels more like a phase 3 move to me….

Madhu

I am sorry but I find Pedros blogs to be very negative. Waiting for City to slipe up, Pep to leave , Man C to have a dip etc is plain negative. Also instead of utilising the players we have and after having spent 200 M in the summer now waiting for Jan tranfer window for a 60 M spend on a striker to play in Arteta ball is nothing but plenty of negative mentality and hostage syndrome. What now e are waiting for Ivan Tonry the Messiah to save us now??. The striker in Artetas system is not expected… Read more »

Wicked Willy

Boniface is awful in the press, but otherwise pretty exceptional. Not a bad shout statistically

Madhu

One more thing try out Kai at the striker as he does nothing as left 8. We have a player like Smith Rowe who has shown that he can link up play, pass the ball, dribble and arrive at the box to score. Try ESR at left 8 and Kai as striker.

Nigel Tufnel

Pedro, I just realized the title… Ivan the great? Really? the guy does not do one-quarter of the job on the pitch that Jesus does. Not close in goals+assists vs Jesus, or Marti, or Saka, or Øde…. or Trossard per minutes played… Listen to Tom Cantons pod from this morning for more details and stats. I question if he’d even do as well as Nketiah in this setup. He could literally be a downgrade on Eddie. You have to admit that this is a real possibility. Is he the best presser from the front in the world like Jesus? Is… Read more »

Wicked Willy

It’s interesting to consider spending the £100m+ phase 5 money on a number 8 and having Kai as rotation option for Jesus. I’m defo not averse to that, but who is available? Bellingham would have done nicely but that ship has sailed. Felix could play that role beautifully but not a given, and will be pining for Barca now if they can afford him. Who else is there who could be transformational?

MG42

Even as a backup striker Eddie is not suitable for Arsenal: 1. He is too short 2. He is a light weight and can’t hold up the ball when faced with physical CBs 3. when he gets the ball he has to first sort out his feet in the 6 yard box and the chance is gone 4. He can’t hit an open goal He should have never been given a new contract. If the front office would have stuck by their policies he would have been sold when he didn’t want to sign what was offered, but they fell… Read more »

MG42

Pool needed a new midfield and Klopp bought smartly and has them humming. Compare that to our situation where Rice is 1st choice on the team sheet and then the juggling starts. In addition here is the reason we will have difficulties with Pool THIS SEASON when comparing their front line to ours: Mo > Saka Diaz > Martinelli Nunez > Jesus Jota > Nketiah Mac Allister Arteta It is Mikel’s job to get the best out of the players he has so that they become better then the Pool front line, plus get a striker that is equal or… Read more »

MG42

Mac Allister < Odegard

Wicked Willy

I think Jesus > Nunez and Diaz = Martinelli.

Factor in age profiles and our attack will be significantly more capable than Liverpool’s

Steg

Eddie is a top class BACK-UP striker. He isn’t going to win the league when starting. Saying anything else is tosh. The problem here is NOT that Eddie needs replacing it’s that we need a 1st team striker who can score a lot of goals. Jesus, as he showed, can be a great back up for Saka or Martinelli as can Trossard. Arteta just needs to stop being a massive TWAT and rotate players so they stop getting injured. It not rocket science. ESR / Vieira, being replaced by Havertz in any starting line up is a crime against humanity… Read more »

izzo

Arteta says no to a new striker so put that one to bed.He has to get us scoring more and conceding less while not beasting our better players into injuries. I feel its too much for him to do and why we’re seeing signing like Havertz that make zero sense. At this rate it looks like we’re going through another transition season that’s self inflicted for no reason other than Arteta using coming second as reason why he can do what he wants and experiment. I’m already writing off the season. There’s a enough to at least qualify again for… Read more »

Guns of SF

Ive said it many times. We need a team to beat City now if we are to win anything worthwhile. We needed to get players on par with them, even our bench upgraded massively Pep rotates with great players all the time. Its how they all click, and stay fresh Mike is anxiety ridden. He goes with favorites, or players less likely to make mistakes. He runs them into the ground. Saka is due for a major injury at this rate. The kid plays almost every game every season. You hear nonsense from Mike about how players need to be… Read more »

MG42

GD4
So much for Alonso considering as manager at Arsenal. Ancelotti was asked in a press conference do you think that Alonso should replace you when you leave. As answer he praised Alonso.

Alonso hasn’t won anything as a manager, yet he is good enough for being considered manager of Real. So much for your argument needing to have won something to be good enough as manager for Arsenal.

MG42

WW
“Factor in age profiles and our attack will be significantly more capable than Liverpool’s”

Did you miss the all caps “THIS SEASON” that I put on purpose in their because I expected idiotic answers like yours.

Kalle

I mentioned Boniface sometime last week. There seem to be a boom of Nigerian attackers all over Europe right, but I dare say he’s the best of the crop. The closest player to Osimhen except he is much more skillful than the Napoli man.

Granted, he’s not the finish article. At 22 and having missed over a year out with two ACLs, he is also a risk. Potentially though, he has a high ceiling and the other deficiencies in his game can be coached. One to keep an eye on.

GD4

MG42: I’m not back pedaling but there are exceptions to every rule. Mikel Arteta said he begged Xavi Alonzo to come work with him at Arsenal because of his football mind. The point I was trying to make when I asked you who you would select instead of Arteta is that the group you mentioned were what I would consider lateral moves for Arsenal in that they were relatively young and had not proven their pedigree at the club of the Size of Arsenal. (DeZerbi) being the exception. When it comes to Xavi A, he played five seasons at Madrid… Read more »

Wicked Willy

MG42

My my, you are touchy this morning. I still think you’ve overindexed Liverpool’s relative strength, and that main thrust of my counterpoint appears to have been overlooked by you. I won’t bother calling you an idiot because I believe it is self evident.

GD4

“Mo > Saka
Diaz > Martinelli
Nunez > Jesus
Jota > Nketiah
Mac Allister Arteta”

MG,

I respectfully disagree.
Not having Diaz over Martinelli or Nunez over Jesus!
Not a chance dude.

GD4

“ The closest player to Osimhen except he is much more skillful than the Napoli man.”

When I dared broach this same point to a mate of mine you wouldn’t believe the tinderbox that was set on fire. It’s like some folks get so emotionally attached to players that any variance on evaluation leads to an OTT emotional outburst and rage . Boniface who I can’t wait to watch in full just seems like the sky is the limit for his talents

MG42

WW
The point of comparison was for just this SEASON not next nor years down the road, because who knows who will be still at the club going into next season. This season Arteta’s Arsenal has to make a statement in the CL and EPL. If you think that Jesus > Nunez and Jesus will be the one that everyone expected him to be when Pep gladly let him go, that speaks volumes of your judgement and talent identification. By Dec 23rd all will be clear and settled if Jesus does not get injured again.

MG42

Not wanting to drag this Jesus v Nunez out, but the key are the managers. Arteta will do diddly squad to bring out the best of Jesus while Klopp will fine tune a world class CF. Talk to me after the Dec 23rd match on this again, For me Pool will finish above us, last season was a one off for both Pool and Arsenal.

Thorough

GD 4
Boniface is Nigerian. I’m not even sure any country in the world has the attacking talents that we have.
Victor Boniface
Osimhen
Gift Orban
Awoniyi
Sadiq Umar
Just off the top of my head.

And he already looked a more rounded player than Osimhen.
They were all having a laugh in the last Super Eagles camp ‘I was only joking when I said I’ll score more than Boniface, pls tell this guy to stop scoring plsss. He’s taking this too personal. “

Tom

It was Peter the Great and Ivan the Terrible.
Seems you’ve got your czars confused, Pedro

Tom

tsars

Berg10kamp

Agree on the adapting to a more robust style of play Pedro, and can definitely concur that the only way to test it is in a live environment and there will be mistakes no doubt. I do not expect us to take the title this year, but we will make top 3 if not top 2, we will have a good CL run, probably better than we have before bar the final. And we will win the fa cup this season. That will be a pretty decent season that sets us up for actually challenging City next season. Perspective is… Read more »

Berg10kamp

GD4, no way salah is better than saka dude, not last season at least. And I don’t think he will be going forward. And Diaz better than marti?? Lol u have a laughing mate.

TheLegendaryDB10

Pedro: Arteta wants to be formationally fluid, and he wants to be able to rotate players in and out without missing a beat.

Well, that isn’t true as the one player who is barely playing at all at the moment is ESR.

I fully expect ESR to be selected and played tonight.

It would be great if he could put on a great display and show Arteta that he is a player that can be counted on in midfield next to Øde and Fabio (I am guessing these 2 will be selected if Rice and Partey are still unavailable) tonight.

kjelli

If Toney costs 60 m. surely we can go up a notch to 100 and get a beast like Oshimen.

Rusty Shackleford

Eddie had a really bad game. Should’ve been subbed off no later than half time. I don’t blame him for this, it happens to the best. I blame the manager for not seeing it and doing his job. I also blame the manager for his man crush on a proven premier league flop in Havertz. We wasted and are wasting an absurd amount of money on player that certainly isn’t a #8, and currently can’t hit the broadside of a barn with his shot. He forced Partey into a different position and in turn into an injury just to shoehorn… Read more »

Josip Skoblar

£60m for Toney? Thanks, but no thanks.

X haka

Ferguson my current favourite for the role, but £60m for a gambling addict who won’t have played for 8 months and who ranks in 59th percentile for non penalty goals? He’s also 35th percentile for assists

Brilliant 👏
Mick won’t survive for too long signing the likes of Toney and Havertz for over £120 million.

That’s a gamble too far

Ferguson is the new Harry Kane.
Swap Eddie and ESR for the player If he is going continue to be ignored.
That’s the deal and fits in with the other decent purchases made.

Toney or Ferguson ffs!

Raulishuss

I wonder why fans are so concerned about transfer fees. We’re owned by the second wealthiest sport owner and it isn’t your money the quality of the player should be the main concern and Ivan is good enough to play for arsenal

Josip Skoblar

Napoli are in trouble after posting on their TikTok account an incredibly racist post about… Osinhem. This is 1950s racism…

https://x.com/chelseaktbffh83/status/1706790947512811622?s=61&t=qtLJJVK68y3SEiFpti2NPA

Thorough

Six.
If you have a shot at Genevieve even at 60 you’ll kill for it.

Trilbilly

Toney is not the striker of phase 9 of stage 11, he’s at his peak now, wrong side of 24, a gambling addict and a ball of money to get him in. Let him go to Chelsea, look for the next <22 year old and get our front 3 firing in the mean time.

Thorough

Toney will give us something different.
However, if there’s the slimmest chance in hell we can get Osimhen, even if we have to break the bank, then I’ll be absolutely all over that.

Osimhen can absolutely transform us

TheLegendaryDB10

Sid

Nigerians are Not consuming traditional high fibre foods as much as previous generations.Its affecting their athletism. Thats why Genevieve Nnaji is single.

What has that got to do with what she eats? She can be single if she chooses to.

Just piss off with your misogynistic, Tate inspired views.

RJM

Ode’s a flat track bully. Typical how he ran the show against shit PSV but wilted in the heat of a North London Derby. Maddison looked different gear to him Sun. We won’t challenge for the league this year. Its all on Arteta. If Tierney no good he HAD to buy another left back. Zinchenko would have been so much btr taking over Xhakas role. He’s not good enough defensively to play left back, when isolated one on one, he’s awful! Everyone knew in the summer we had to buy a striker. Everyone knows Eddie’s not good enough. All on… Read more »

Un

MarkoSeptember 27, 2023 01:50:59 Tbf if Eddie got into the england squad maybe that says a lot about the england squad. That and there’s injuries and players banned I assume. Gonna be a dry spell for sure when Kane diminishes Marko The few remaining great no9s left in the game today play right into their thirties Lewa benzema Giroud Ronaldo and Zlatab did until recently Kane has a good few years left as England’s no9 until someone else shows up. Someone will. They always do But we do t need a prolific goal scorer to win trophies as France twice… Read more »

Kay

Might as well spend 100 mil for Evan Ferguson

Madhu

DB10 your assessment of a top 4 with good CL run along with a FA Cup is great. I would bite your hand off.

englandsbest

A plea for patience, Pedro. There was always the danger of over-expectation after a brilliant last season. Some of us tried to tone this own. But, even allowing for that, the time needed for players lost and new players to settle, there are worrying aspects this season. Arteta says he’s not looking for a striker, and we should take him at his word. Rightly or wrongly many of us (most?) believe a prolific CF is the missing piece. Which brings us to the great enigma. Why Havertz? Wouldn’t that £65 mill nave been better spent on a striker? (Not Toney,… Read more »

raptora

Berg10kamp: “I do not expect us to take the title this year, but we will make top 3 if not top 2, we will have a good CL run, probably better than we have before bar the final. And we will win the fa cup this season. That will be a pretty decent season that sets us up for actually challenging City next season.”

I would be very happy with the above.

Mysticleaves

Salah is still way better than Saka. In 2 years, Saka might get to Salah’s peak and consistency levels which will be absolutely wonderful to watch.

Samesong

Salah scored over 30 goals in all comps for the last three season. This Saka overhyping has to stop.

Mikel Coneteta

“Two weeks ago Eddie was keeping Jesus out the side – now he’s not good enough for League 2.”

No he wasn’t. Jesus has been slowly reintegrated following an unexpected surgery. Eddie hasn’t kept a fit Jesus out of the team at all.

Eddie also remains a mid table PL striker who is moonlighting as a top 4 backup striker afforded a very good amount of leniency because he’s Hale End. The lad is a Villa player, at best.

Mysticleaves

“Pedro: .New players need to settle The start to the season has felt unsettled because we’re moving to a new way of playing – Arteta wants to be formationally fluid and he wants to be able to rotate players in and out without missing a beat.” I hear you Pedro, except that the above isn’t true. In fact we have not changed style nor formation from last season. We still use an inverted full back and attack through the wings and still use a false 9 to make chances for said wingers. We aren’t unpredictable at all. What has happened… Read more »

Mysticleaves

“Eddie also remains a mid table PL striker who is moonlighting as a top 4 backup striker afforded a very good amount of leniency because he’s Hale End. The lad is a Villa player, at best.”

If we are being honest MC, Jesus is also at best a top 6 striker. I wouldn’t say mid table but he’s not a striker that could lead a team to the title being the main protagonist. For a team that has the ambitions of top 4 and Europe at worst, he’d be great but once you have eyes on bigger things, upgrade asap.

G

Didn’t realise Toney had come out and admitted to being an addict

GD4

Bergkamp, are you ok?

FoxInTheBox

Its not funny. It’s ridiculous how Arsenal’s attacking situation has most predictably reached where it has now – ‘no proper striker who can score 20 goals in 40 games.’

Instead Diet bought Havertz. I hope heads start rolling at Arsenal ASAP becos of this Havertz signing.

X haka

After the Havertz signing at £65 million, Mick should steer well clear of buying future players.
That’s the price you have to pay, when you cock up big time

So no to Toney.
That’s his current flavour of the month.

So we get Toney and now are we going to start lumping it into the channels?

I think he peaked last season as manger.here tbh.

raptora

FoxInTheBox: “It’s ridiculous how Arsenal’s attacking situation has most predictably reached where it has now – ‘no proper striker who can score 20 goals in 40 games.’Instead Diet bought Havertz.” I can’t remember if it was Nigel the other day (apologizes if it wasn’t him) said how Havertz will not be judged in relation to the goals he scores for us. Yeah, I couldn’t agree less. Why else would Artedu go for a player who was a CF for a few seasons now at Chavs and before that was a AM/CF/RW for Leverkusen and had scored 42 goals and 25… Read more »

Mikel Coneteta

“If we are being honest MC, Jesus is also at best a top 6 striker. I wouldn’t say mid table but he’s not a striker that could lead a team to the title being the main protagonist. For a team that has the ambitions of top 4 and Europe at worst, he’d be great but once you have eyes on bigger things, upgrade asap.“ That isn’t being honest in the slightest. Jesus starts for every side in the PL outside Man City. He also starts for PSG, Barcelona, and Real Madrid. Eddie doesn’t start for any of the traditional top… Read more »

Positive pete

Apparently we’re also looking at Ollie Watkins of Villa.as an option?.Make of that what you will.Eithe way Whether we like it or not If we are supposedly looking at Toney or Osimen expect Fat Boehly & his Chavs to force the price up to extortionate levels to f** k us over.They just love an Arsenal target.

TheLegendaryDB10

Sid

Misogyn are foreign concepts that add 0 value to Africans.

Wow. If that is your level of thinking, it just shows how brain dead you really are.

Mysticleaves

“That isn’t being honest in the slightest.Jesus starts for every side in the PL outside Man City. He also starts for PSG, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.”

You actually confirmed my point. Only man city can win the league at this point. Jesus starting for pretenders Arsenal or Liverpool might as well be the reason they can’t challenge city for the league.

As for PSG and Madrid. He doesn’t bench Mbappe. Madrid does not have a striker so he could come in handy for them till they sign Mbappe. Jesus is not a top striker

raptora

I would have been very happy with Darwin. I rate him very highly. He’s not the finished article at 24 but he’s going there. Has everything in his locker, just needs to find consistency.

I rate Jesus as well. Just feels like recently he’s all huff and puff with limited actual substance. He needs to find his form. It’s not easy being injured as often as he has been.

Mysticleaves

There’s no doubt that Darwin is the better striker between him and Jesus. He can sniff out goals and finish with aplomb. He can also do a lot of hard winger work. He just needs consistency. He has it all like Rap said.

Pierre

Coneteta
“No he wasn’t. Jesus has been slowly reintegrated following an unexpected surgery. Eddie hasn’t kept a fit Jesus out of the team at all.”

Is it just a coincidence that jesus coming back from injury to start his first league game coincided with our worst performance of the season.

One could say it was similar when jesus returned from injury at the end of last season which coincided with our worst run of results.

Positive pete

Hacker.You’re on the wrong blog son.

X haka

Lol
Clown.

X haka

I bet you are fat.

raptora

Whoever the fuck decided that the edit of Osimhen is gonna be perfectly fine to post on TikTok has some serious brain issues. Created a gigantic problem out of nothing. The whole media team getting sacked + a written apology will not be enough.

GD4

Pierre,
We were playing our best foot ball last season when Jesus was healthy.
We played our best game this season with Jesus leading the line.
Sorry my guy … Eddie is Luton or Sheffield United level

Positive pete

Thin as a pencil.But I’d lay money you’re around 16.

Bob N16

X haka ‘I bet you are fat”

Wow, there are levels and levels but not sure Oscar Wilde would have been proud of that pearler.

GD4

“ GD 4 Boniface is Nigerian. I’m not even sure any country in the world has the attacking talents that we have. Victor Boniface Osimhen Gift Orban Awoniyi Sadiq Umar Just off the top of my head.” Thorough, I’m assuming from your comments that you’re Nigerian but if your making the claim of how blessed they are with attacking talents then how come this didn’t translate to at least making it into the World Cup …. And while most know who Osim is, Awoniyi is a one trick pony striker playing for a low level team. Never heard of Orban… Read more »

Positive pete

I know Bob.This is what you have to contend with when you come on here for some ‘ interesting’ discussion or information.The repetetive nature of his Arteta out should have told me it was the ramblings of a Moron.

Bob N16

PP ‘Ramblings of a moron’ I reckon there’s a novel there!

Mikel Coneteta

Mystic

Ignoring Man City as an outlier with the best CF on the planet to make your point doesn’t strengthen it in any way. Jesus starts at the majority of Europe’s elite clubs, with few exceptions. That’s how good he is, and this idea he’s inferior to Haaland therefore isn’t at the level is honestly the weirdest thing going.

Also, Mbappe isn’t a CF so not sure your point, he plays on the left.

Nigel Tufnel

I just have to say it’s hilarious watching mg42 and gd4 have a fictional back and forth with himself. He went from never appearing at the same time to now always showing up together. VPNs very handy for multiple personas. Now we can get double the bad opinions. Positive Pete, I think Watkins talk is probably us making sure we have some options open. Maybe our scouts or Arteta see something in his play or profile that would fit us better than his current form would suggest? Trosaard was not a name that anyone (except me) had been wishing for… Read more »

salparadisenyc

Pierre thankfully has cracked the code, Jesus is our achilles. It all breaks down when he’s put back into action.

Un

Gd4

You’ve been rumbled, you sad act.

Un

Thorough

Take osimhen out of the Nigeria team and I’d say Moldova would give them a tough game

Un

Sid asking random men on t’internet for fellatio again

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