DAVID SEAMAN INTERVIEW!

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I’m really struggling with Lionel Messi winning ANOTHER Balon d’Or.

Love the man. He won things. Is the greatest of all time.

But the best player in the world because he won a World Cup? Please. We have to be closing the chapter on him and Cristiano.

Haaland won the treble. As did a whole group of City players who are stars but don’t get the star treatment. All of those players outshone Messi this season. Rafa Honigstein suggested Jude Bellingham. He earned a move to Madrid, he’s been incredible all season, he nearly won a Bundesliga for Dortmund. He has been categorically better than Lionel Messi.

I think my bigger issue here is the total domination of Cristiano and Messi on the award. Or, more to the point, that the hardware always goes to Spanish teams.

When was the last time a Premier League player won the award?

Michael Owen. 2001.

Since 2008, the trophy has only fallen out of the hands of Lio or CR7 twice. The award needs to get better. The Premier League is the most dominant league in the world, but apparently, it can’t muster votes for the best player in the world. Thierry Henry NEVER winning it will go down in history as a crime against the beautiful game.

Votes going to a country that doesn’t have a competitive league absolutely kills me. I can’t have it that Pedri, Gavi, and Camavinga takeover next year. England needs to be the destination going forward.

Next year, some thoughts.

  • Bukayo Saka
  • Martin Odegaard
  • Gabriel Martinelli
  • Declan Rice
  • Benny Blanco

Don’t deviate, voters. Don’t you dare!

Bukayo Saka has SLAMMED fans concerned about his burnout.

“My focus is not really there [on talk of burning out]. I always want to be on the pitch, to give my best, and if I’m injured and I have to be forced to be out, then of course I will sit out.

“But as long I’m there and I’m ready to play, I am always going to give my best and tell them that I want to play.”

Now, this is exactly what you’d expect a young player to say. The job of the manager is to play it safe with a body still developing. Maybe, just maybe, Mikel will change his tune after quickly breaking Gabriel Jesus after his return from minor surgery. Availability is a key attribute of top players, but there is a science that goes into that. I was talking to a world-class sports surgeon this weekend and he said ‘there are only so many miles on the clock, and if you burn them too early, you pay a price.’ Arsenal burned Jack Wilshere early and he never recovered. Bukayo has been treated far better and certainly had a better fitness build growing through our ranks. We just have to hope Mikel listens to his specialists – because it doesn’t seem that way this season.

Aaron Ramsdale has been linked with Chelsea this January and all I can say is: Accept he’ll leave. Accept he might go somewhere you DO NOT like. Chelsea currently rolls deep with Robert Sanchez and I’m not sure that’s a future they want. Aaron is young, he’s great with the ball at his feet, and he might suit a club battling back to the top with a young crew. I don’t want to see him leave, I’m a big fan, but Chelsea will give us £50m because they overpay for everyone.

Anyway, just putting that on your radar. The club needs to raise funds for another striker. So keep your eye on Aaron.

Ok, how about this… we had David Seaman on The AOP podcast and he was brilliant. Matt Kandela took the interview and it was a fascinating listen. He talks about some items I didn’t know about, like a major club that tried to sign him before Arsenal. He voiced his thoughts on the work that Arsenal coaching staff are putting in. He also spoke about the ever-changing game. What a TOP guy. So happy he decided to chat with us.

You can listen to the hour special here. Get on it. You’ll love it!

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MidwestGun

Moyes … False 9… should equal no shots on goal to be fair.

All our shots today are panicked.. we just need some composure and I think we will get a couple goals. But we might have to sub before we do,

Danny

It’s a real worry that what we’re seeing from Havertz is as good as it gets, he ain’t gonna suddenly start playing like peak Henry, he’s simply shit.

Jj

Ben White’s movement off the ball was the key to that great goal, he’s lost his marker (same he used to mark his hair) and slotted it home, but it was a horrible man marking from the opponent. Lack of celebration was his form of protest against corrupted bold cunt from fifa for giving arabs another winter World Cup, as everyone knows blonde hair people being persecuted
by jordan “The Rainbow Man” in this civilised country

TheLegendaryDB10

Well, the one certain thing is that West Ham really do not look like they will be scoring.

This should help us a little bit with trying to deal with that huge parked bus that Moyes is going to pull up in the second half.

MidwestGun

Well there was a shot on goal.. not a great start.

MidwestGun

Benny Blanco cleared that one…. he didn’t want the brace … thankfully.

TheLegendaryDB10

Fuck

That didn’t age very well at all.

What the hell was Jorginho playing at?

Habesha Gooner

We were a bit lucky there. Jorginho’s lack of mobility exposed there.

MidwestGun

Vieira is playing very poorly to be honest.

raptora

Horrendous Zinny. Btw we could have gotten Kudus instead of Havertz. Some people wanted him I remember.

Habesha Gooner

We could have done so much better than Havertz and Viera for a 100 mil though. Probably the two misses in recent years for me.

MidwestGun

Sheesh… that was sad as hell.

Samesong

We need a left back Zinny is not it.

Zomber

Fuck Zinchenko, fucking cunt

Habesha Gooner

This is done.

Matt

Bad positioning from Ramsdale

TheLegendaryDB10

This is really not getting any better.

Well West Ham habe definitely decided to up their game.

As for us, I am not sure. Our Midfield has zero control atm.

Wegotsupermik

Arteta out.

Leftside

Piss poor goal to concede

Mr Serge

What a great interview with a legend thanks for the pod lads

MidwestGun

Why was Ramsdale so close to near post though? This is why his save percentage is so low.

Aaron

Glad we are out!

Onwards and upwards!

allezkev

Feeble defending by Zinchenko and Gabriel

Marko

Pretty dire honestly

LoveSausage

Kudus had all the time in the world there.

Spanishdave

It shows our lack of quality in depth.
Better players needed, Arteta is struggling to get to the grade of manager needed

Habesha Gooner

Subs FFS.

Pv4

I would rather see youngsters given a chance in this tournament anyway

Mr Serge

Havertz is now a major concern

Goona

Absolute dog shit performance…utter bile

G8

Shit show
Wrong tactics, weak players

LoveSausage

Spanishdave,

That tends to happen when you load the midfield with players like Havertz, Vieira, and Jorginho. Depth will become an issue.

Marko

Paqueta basically the player we hoped Havertz would be

Goona

In other news….come on you geordies!

Leftside

There was never any need for Havertz. Neverz nobody understood it when it was mooted in the summer and everything we’ve seen from him is the reason why.

Pv4

Although Havertz hasn’t been our worst player tonight, his control is really poor for a pro

MidwestGun

True.. I could care less about the Carabao cup.. still it does bring up some issues … our midfield depth is near zero. Our backline does not hold up well when they have free runners coming on them.

Sadly we have to sub in Rice.

G8

Too little, too late for subs now

LoveSausage

Declan getting plenty of applause. That’s sporting of them.

Leftside

We should keep our big guns off.

Chris

To be fair Tomiyasu should start over Zinchenko in.more games

GD4

Raptora still want to argue with your Fugazi stats about Havertz’s contributions to the team

Matt

All these players we could have signed that we hoped Havertz would be when actually, what we got is just Havertz!

Goona

@ leftside…I agree let this go… bigger fish to fry..

Pv4

I agree. Give the big guns a rest. Tough game coming up at the weekend if rather they’re tested

Habesha Gooner

Where are the attacking subs?

Paulie

Ramsdale was poor on that goal too

Marko

Back to standard Eddie Nketiah performances again I see

Sakablyat

Wtf Ramsdale 🤣

raptora

Embarrassing. I don’t care too much but still…

LoveSausage

That’s fucking dreadful.

Pv4

What is wrong with our keepers FFS .

Paulie

And that one

Goona

That’s that then…

MidwestGun

Ummm that should have been saved.

G8

Ramsdale show

Samesong

Lol people crying for Ramsdale you

Matt

Embarrassing

Luteo Guenreira

To think the comments were debating the merits of winning the League Cup just a few hours ago. Pretty ironic.

Marko

Ramsdale is fucking shite. Absolute dog water

Habesha Gooner

Abysmal 2nd half.

Paulie

Now people that’s why Ramsdale is number two

LoveSausage

Even with the flick, that was straight at the keeper.

Leftside

Pathetic.

Matt

Took a deflection

Habesha Gooner

Ramsdale that was shit.

Gunnernet

Rams is completely shaken. Arsene was right about not having a clear #1 and a clear #2. I guess Aaron is off during Christmas. His confidence is Havertz-low at the moment

Marko

It’s deserved honestly. Just really really poor offensively

MidwestGun

A midfield of Havert and Vieira in it did … have a low probability of success.

Gunnernet

Cannot believe howbwe gave up after conceding that 2nd goal.

Pv4

No no no to Saka. He’s looked fucked last few games

WengerEagle

Ok I don’t care about being dumped out of the Milk Cup but getting our pants pulled down in this fashion is a little different.

G8

No need to put saka,on ffs

Matt

What is the point of bringing people on at 3-0 down. Fucking dumb!!

Habesha Gooner

Giving time to Havertz is becoming impossible. He needs to show something. Running around not offering anything on the ball isn’t great.

We need to cut our losses on Viera too. The guy will never be enough. We need a better option there.

Marko

He’s actually bringing on Saka… unbelievable

TheLegendaryDB10

This is just a disaster isn’t it?

As for Havertz, I think he clearly demonstrates that blindly trusting stats only leads you so far.

We should have never bought him.

Why in Earth do we always get screwed by the Chavs??

Wegotsupermik

Ramsdale’s last ever match for us?

Paulie

What the fuck is arteta doing risking all these players, the games gone so stick with the shit we’ve got on

Habesha Gooner

Wow. He should have subbed them on when we were two down. Not now. It is pointless now.

James wood

Jorg /Vierra/ Havertz none of them are of a standard that Arsenal req.
Eddie flash in the pan embarrassing.

Matt

Ha ha, leaving Havertz on. Nice one

bacaryisgod

Hate that we’re bringing on Rice, Martinelli and Saka-immensly stupid.

Just let it go.

salparadisenyc

Never say die people… 25min left here.

Leftside

It isn’t a time thing with Havertz, he just isn’t good enough. We all knew it in the summer, and three months in we all know it.

It’s not going to magically fall into place.

MidwestGun

Just speculating but Teta probably doesn’t want to go into this weekends game playing so poorly so wants to try and get some cohesiveness last 20 mins.. might backfire of course.

GD4

Going to sleep.
Nothing to see here.
Arteta never learns

Habesha Gooner

For people that think Trossard should be starting, that is why he is on the bench. Martinelli the far better option as a package for me.

WengerEagle

Arteta seriously has a shallow Hal thing going on with Havertz that he says with a straight face he’s playing really well to the media.

He’s been way worse than Nico Pepe so far, easily.

Marko

All this does for me is reaffirm what most of us already know. Trossard is a squad player not a starter, Havertz is a shocking signing at 65 million and Nelson wasn’t worth his new 100k a week contract

Goona

Arteta clearly concentrating on league…omg at least manure are getting stuffed

WengerEagle

Trossard can do no wrong to some on here who are convinced he is a world class baller.

Habesha is right.

Goona

@marko….I agree…

Spanishdave

What’s the point Arteta?
Dumb shit manager risking injury to top players trying to salvage his pride, arrogant arsehole

G8

Midfield of two Chelsea rejects and veira is suicidal and just taking the mic against any pl team never mind a robust and experienced westham team

salparadisenyc

Night and day from Trossard starting and being subbed on it seems.

Matt

Trossard is a quality player there is no doubt about that. He is just much better coming on as a sub. I don’t envy any player trying to look effective with The German Giraffe on the pitch to be honest.

Youdaman

Vieira, Nelson, Havertz, Eddie terrible

Leftside

West Ham away isn’t the game for squad players, but I understand why he did it.

I don’t understand bringing players on when the game is done.

WengerEagle

Sal

He’s really just a shit Adam LeFondre.