ARSENAL DEALT UNACCEPTABLE LOSS – but do we care?

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UNACCEPTABLE

OUTRAGED

TOTAL FURY

… but I’m kinda happy after that Arsenal result against West Ham in the BIG CAFFEINE DRINK I DO NOT CARE ABOUT CUP.

Arsenal were largely hopeless. Mikel Arteta rolled with 8 changes, just like he should have, and the players he swapped in just didn’t put in a shift.

Sure, there was some bad luck. West Ham exited the first half scoring a goal off zero xG. But we didn’t really have much to show for it. The whole game we delivered a meager 3 shots on target.

There were some really rough performances out there.

Aaron Ramsdale just cemented reality for the Ramsdalians that have been up in my mentions complaining that I’m being too harsh on him:

He’s finished at Arsenal.

He set the bar low with an early duffed pass. He was actively targeted for ruffling by West Ham players for our first goal. Yes, the goal was not really his fault. His shirt was pulled. By my bigger question is why is it always part of his corner routine to spend that much time tussling with players? Harsh, maybe, but I don’t see Raya getting the same treatment and he’s smaller. The second goal was unstoppable… but for the 3rd, I want to see a keeper at Arsenal level getting to it. He doesn’t. You can claim it was impossible… but the problem Arsenal have had with Aaron is he doesn’t often save impossible. We’ve conceded 5 goals from 1.5 xG with him between the sticks for West Ham and Fulham. Those sorts of numbers don’t bring the David Raya experiment to an end I’m afraid.

Kai Havertz, my man, what are you doing? I’ve been giving you SO much love with the propaganda machine and you are making me look like a prized chump. I cannot celebrate ‘moving the ball nicely’… I need more from a midfielder. I do NOT want to be crying myself to sleep dreaming of Granit Xhaka. Where is the fight? Where is the swagger? Why is it so bad against West Ham? You can’t be getting shown up by Kudus this early on… but here we are.

Now, I love Eddie. The whole of the Arsenal team was total dross. But I can’t move beyond a very shoddy performance from the wannabe Arsenal frontman. His touch wasn’t there, he faded into the background and made nothing of the game. We need to see more consistency. Bullying Sheff U means nothing if you can’t raise it in the Carabao.

There was literally no one that stepped up to the plate. So there’s no real point in carrying on with the savaging. The best medicine for a shit performance like that is always to go up to the North East to pummel Newcastle United.

No one will care if we do that.

Also, remember this: We made 8 changes. Manchester United rolled with a first team and got spanked by Newcastle. EMBARRASSING. Really feeling for all the folk who told me EtH was a god because he said the word culture a lot.

Back to it.

Players don’t carry emotional baggage like we do. They’ll have been in bed nice and early this evening. Tomorrow, they’ll do some regen, get their minds on the challenge ahead, and hopefully deliver something special at the weekend.

We need to do that too.

So get some sleep.

I’ll see you tomorrow.

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G

Feel so sorry for ESR out again for few weeks

GD4

Foxy, When the ball is driven into Martinelli on the fly and he is one vs one with the fullback he will attack. And he is the one winger who makes himself available for the through ball to run behind. Trossard is best suited for a 10, 8, or false nine. He is amazing in tight spaces and his technical ability is second to none.. What he’s not, is an athlete. It’s why I’ve always pushed for Neto and used to wish we had signed a powerhouse like Kessie before the Saudis came calling. And erm those jokers slating people… Read more »

Davey

Our midfield minus Partey (when fit) and Rice are piss poor, what is clear is that our first 11 is a match for anyone go deeper in our squad and we are in trouble.

Davey

Jorginho is a latter day poor mans Ray Wilkins

G

Take out City’s 2 main defensive midfielders and their replacements aren’t all that either

Davey

Havertz 60m
Vieira 34 m
Nearly 100m on lightweight dross.

Freddie Ljungberg

Matt I know he’s injured, that’s why I didn’t include him in the hypothetical midfield after you benched every fit CM. Partey is a DM so didn’t include him in the 4 CMs we have. That would be Vieira, Havertz (both wank btw) and ESR (injured) and Ode that you want to bench. That leaves the 3 midfielders that I listed. If we ever start with those 3 we might as well give a W.O. It’s obvious by now that we didn’t sort out the midfield like we should have in the summer (who could have seen that coming…)but we’ll… Read more »

Rich

There’s not many clubs with a 3rd choice No6 better than Jorginho. Our issue is that relying on Partey to stay fit for any length of time, was essentially playing Russian Roulette with our season. The absence of a key player goes way beyond just their absence… Because it also puts more strain on our other players, who then risk breaking down themselves from our over reliance on them. Partey for 2,500 minutes and 100% availability can work, but 2,500 minutes and 60% availability has the potential to fuck us hard…. And we might not even get anywhere near that… Read more »

Matt

Freddie

It was a question on Partey as in do you know for sure he is out?

ES

I don’t blame Ramsdale for last night. The blokes confidence must be absolutely shot.

englandsbest

Arteta’s flaw is recruitment – he’s bought several misfits, the latest is Havertz. Tactics work to a degree, but personnel counts far more. His style of possession football is predictable when played at a slow tempo. At pace, of speed and action, it can be dazzling and unpredictable. Hence, his demand for boldness.

local

I wasn’t surprised by the result or the performance.

Some of the players are only good as impact subs.
We struggle against good pressing and/or direct football.
We also have very few proactive defenders.

Newcastle will be the biggest test we have faced so far this season(Shitty aren’t the same without KDB and Rodri).

They are physical, play direct football with pacy forwards and they will press a lot in the first half.

I also expect vicious/cynical tackles from the likes of Joelinton, Guimaraes and Gordon.

Ken

Anyone seen Nigel? I need someone to give me stats that show Havertz actually did everything expected of him and more last night despite what it looked like.

Freddie Ljungberg

Matt

From what I’ve read he’s out until december, not sure if that’s 100% true though.

If he was fit that would still leave us with playing 3 dms in your scenario. We’re struggling enough with creativity as it is so I really don’t want to see that.

Matt

Freddie

Fair point, but I also don’t think being gung-ho away at Newcastle is the right approach either!

Marko

Football continues to be worse than last season. I pray that we go back to a flat back 4 with Zinchenko occasionally inverted and that’s it. I hate seeing a back 3 in possession with Zinchenko/Tomi at RCM and Ben white not on the wing but rather RCB. It’s so unnecessarily conviluted and I don’t know why it’s even a thing

Spanishdave

We can’t copy City because we don’t have the quality of players
They have broken every rule to get them and have got results.
We have a poor midfield and Arteta doesn’t have the ability to build it properly so we end up with a mishmash of players.
Partey is finished it’s more than just injuries so unfortunately Havertz will continue screwing up our play

Marko

Also Havertz is so pathetically bad it’s incredible. Literally a German international has played in cup finals and champions league finals and all this experience at 24 and he’s playing like someone who just started to play football he’s so timid. He cost so much money too and there’s just nothing there no flicker of anything. A pity penalty and that’s it from him

Marko

One would think a 65 million offensive signing would be pumped would be trying shots and through balls and general hustle but Havertz is floating around the pitch like Ozil’s kid brother.

TR7

I think we have reasons to be worried not because we were knocked out from a cup tournament but because there are players like Harvertz, Jorginho, Viera and Zinchenko who are not playing well at all despite getting numerous chances and then there are players like Partey and ESR who are good but always injured.

God forbid If Declan Rice gets injured ( assuming Partey not available either) our midfield will really struggle.

salparadisenyc

Its kind of remarkable how bad Havertz has been, last night he won a 50-50 early on and we were singing his praises because he’d actually added a positive moment.

It’s been that bleak.

Don’t know how Arteta can continue to field him in XI, unless he’s subbing into a striker roll to add a different profile

TR7

The question is whether we should cut our losses on the likes of Viera and Harvertz in January transfer window ? Looks very unlikely Arteta will even think of selling Harvertz as it will show him in a poor light but Harvertz is a big big problem for us.

Matt

Everyone knew Havertz was a shit signing. Every pundit, every ex player, every fan, not just Arsenal fans knew it.

Arteta thought he knew different. It was a beyond arrogant decision and the question is, how long will the club have to suffer for it.

Siddeeq

“”There’s not many clubs with a 3rd choice No6 better than Jorginho”””

Theres Not many clubs with a 3rd choice #6 that cost as much as Jorginho did

Marko

I don’t even know what you change to get more out of Havertz. He’s been an 8 and been garbage and he’s been at CAM and done fuck all and they even tried him at RW and again nothing. I’m not sure you even consider him at CF cause he’s so shot shy it’s unreal

Jamie

Yeah, the Arteta deep throaters are comically quiet on Havertz now. Waiting for one of them to roll out his Leverkusen stats from 3 years ago again.

TR7

Harvertz can be a back-up CB to Gabriel (good in air and always calm and unruffled)

salparadisenyc

You look at that Havertz fee and plug that into what Liverpool spent on their mid this summer adds more to the shock factor. If you really want to go down the rabbit hole add Vieira’s price to that equation and we’re really not looking as clever as some revel on about on here.

Mikel had the look of man in that post match presser that had accepted his fate with Havertz, can’t imagine well be seeing him in starting XI unless injuries are that stacked.

Marko

Sal the amount of players who moved last summer who would have been better options than Havertz at the 8 position is staggering. It’s a huge blunder on the recruitment team at Arsenal

Matt

Sal

I think you are being massively optimistic there. Don’t you remember how long he persisted with Willian for – and he was a free signing.

No way is Arteta dropping the £65m ‘player’ he did a huge sales job on Josh to get.

Marko

Also Emile ain’t that guy for number 8 either. We’re going to have to look outside the club to fix that problem

TR7

MacAllister who was really solid for Argentina in World Cup was available for only 35 M, at half the price of Harvertz.

That Szob guy at Liverpool also cost less than Harvertz.

If a guy has not played well at another club in the same league for 3 years, chances are he will not succeed in his 4th year at another club in the same league. Anybody can have one bad season but 3 poor seasons back to back doesn’t happen to a good player.

G

Arteta has already dropped Kai from starting in the premier to making him sub..,

Janky

Havertz was a YouTube compilation of awful yesterday. Weak, timid, bouncy castle first touch, U10 striking power. Just the worst. A standout performance on a day of stinkers. You gotta wonder if Tets has grabbed the Willian blinders. Or if this is a manifestation of a vicious stubborn streak, like he knows he’s a genius for signing Havertz, he just needs Havertz to perform on the pitch like he knows he can so that the rest of us can see how smart he was in signing him. I do not see a clear non-ego-centric explanation for him not being the… Read more »

Marko

That Szob guy at Liverpool also cost less than Harvertz.

I think they cost similar money. Difference between them though is one is playing well at the moment and done really well at his previous club and then there’s Havertz

TR7

Mason Mount is another example of a player who struggled at Chelsea and is now struggling at United too.

Marko

Oh god we wanted to sign Mason Mount as well

Dissenter

Arteta took responsibility for last nights result, there’s no better way to explain the result and performances of the players.
Just want a reaction on Saturday.

MG42

“Arteta is basically an arrogant imbecile.
Inherited Leno and Martinez, who are very able goalkeepers and bought a raft of other inferior ones .”

Comment of the day. Xakha keep it coming

Marko

Oh inaki cana has to go. His recommendations of runnersson, Ramsdale and Raya over what 3/4 years is desperate. We could be looking at signing up a 4th possibly 5th goalkeeper in as many years when Ramsdale decides to go.

salparadisenyc

Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Gravenberch, and Endo for a reported £140m.

4x mids in a summer.

For our needs and i’ll stop posting this as i’ve beat it dead, Gravenberch at £40 was an absolute no brainer to fill the Xhaka roll with added dimension imo.

TR7

There was another US GK as well in between who we let go of last summer.

Marko

Oh yeah Turner. Holy shit these guys are rubbish at identifying goalkeepers to sign

raptora

And Matty Ryan.

Samesong

People waiting for Kai Havertz to come good are just optimists. Play him 9, 8, he’s just not good enough. His level is MLS not even Bundesliga.

Marko

Oh for fucks sake Matt Ryan too. Jesus will these guys pick a keeper and stick with him

Chris

Who is going to want to buy Havertz and pay him the wages he is getting at Arsenal?

You hate to write a player off but considering he has been absolutely abysmal and we don’t even know his best position, his signing is a real head scratcher.

Arteta obviously doing a great job overall but his superior s should give him a big bollocking over signing Havertz. Everyone makes mistakes but this is a big one.

NORG

Havertz is here to stay unless Edu can get friendly with the Saudi’s.

salparadisenyc

At least with Ramsdale we’ll turn a profit, he may of been poor last night but he can still live off a very solid season.

That said has Edu ever pulled a really good sell?

Dissenter

Chris
“Who is going to want to buy Havertz and pay him the wages he is getting at Arsenal?”
Better to call it a day early
I reckon we can still get £30-35 million for him from German clubs. His wages are another issue all together.
We just have to eat the loss. He’s not the first player transfer to fail.
If Arteta was truly ruthless, he won’t let the Havertz saga last past one season.,

Pepe was a better transfer than Havertz.

Markymark

Glad to see a fellow sack Cana poster on here. Perhaps we can get a few more on board as well. How a goal keeping coach can keep recommending without anyone thinking it’s going to undermine the existing keeper cohort is beyond me. A duplicitous shit by the sounds of it.

jwl

Being a keeper under Arteta is as dangerous as being a drummer in spinal tap was, youre doomed if you play for us as goalie.

Thanks for hockey comment other day, NORG. I had no idea hockey was popular, I lived in UK for a decade and would have went to a match if I had known.

Dissenter

Also, Zinchenko is done once Timber comes back healthy.
He’s been stinking out the place

Rich

Steady churn in our backup goalkeeping positions is inevitable, if we have a backup keeper for longer than a season, then that keeper is probably too comfortable in their surroundings. Same with our third keeper… Comings and goings are inevitable, and the main thing is that we don’t lose money. As long as we don’t lose money on Ramsdale, I don’t see what the issue is with attempting to make a marginal gain with Raya… As long as Raya actually provides that gain.. Our reality is that we turned a profit on Turner, and Ramsdale + Raya makes us stronger… Read more »

Dissenter

Surprised Pedro has gotten so biased in the Ramsdale-Raya debate. He’s lost all objectivity.
Too far gone to realise that this saga would have had an impact on the former’s confidence
Too far gone to realise that you don’t come back from the cold and just be super sharp.

Dissenter

Masrkymark
“Glad to see a fellow sack Cana poster on here. ”

Surprised you didn’t know there are more than one
It gets mentioned here very often.
Once upon a time, Pedro used to be on that boat as well.

Guns of Hackney

The reason Peter has gone rogue is because he’s an Arteta ultra. And whatever Arteta does, goes. When you back a horse with all you’ve got, you’re going to either win or go down to the river and drown yourself.

Having said that, I like the idea of Arteta at the beginning. He’s got the pizazz and the unknown factor. Now, he’s being out thunk, out bought and shown up. So, this is his last season for me. We won’t win the league with the players we have.

I’d sack him because of Havertz. But, let’s wait until May.

Dissenter

Our best summer midfield transfer approach would have been to buy Rice and keep Partey for rotation in that position, then phase him out in the summer of 2024
We should have kept Xhaka😁 and used him to rotate with the new number 8 [certainly not Havertz], then phase him out in the summer of 2024.

local

If Timber comes back with pre-injury form, Zinch can be deployed as LCM.

Timber and Rice(and the RB as well) can sit in front of the CB’s while Ode and Zinch combine with the front three.

However the sample size for Timber is pretty small, so we should be cautious before turning him into the next messiah.

One concerning bit is Timber is weak in aeriel duels(whoscored) so against long ball teams like Everton or Luton it would be better to have Tomi there.

Guns of Hackney

If you’re relying on Timber whose leg resembles spaghetti, I feel for you. Timber is finished as a top pro. The stats back it up in all sports across all years.

The mistake we made was:

Buying Havertz.
Not selling Partey and buying a replacement.
Not buying a proper striker.

Wegotsupermik

Ken

“ Anyone seen Nigel? I need someone to give me stats that show Havertz actually did everything expected of him and more”

I expected him to be awful and he was even worse than I thought. No stats needed.

local

GoH

While I agree with the mistakes that you listed above, it doesn’t alter the fact that we need a solid LB.

We aren’t going to have the ball for the entire game(maybe 90/92% possession in extreme cases).

Siddeeq

Zinchenko wasnt good enough to be a midfielder at Man c, neither should he for Arsenal

jwl

“Having said that, I like the idea of Arteta at the beginning”

I thought hiring Arteta was embarrassing, Guns of Hackney. Only lesser teams take a punt on novice managers, top teams hire seasoned managers because they know that experience matters greatly. And then the Kroenkes had to replace our starting xi to save our supposedly world class manager from becoming another failed manager like Lampard or Gerrard.

MG42

Looks like findung a replacement for Arteta is trending on the Blog now. With Pool being strong and the Sp*ds doing something this season 2nd place or winning the title will be a pipe dream.

Davey

Top 4 is achievable this season but all depends on injuries same as our chances in CL but after watching mostly our 2nd string last night I am not optimistic of our squads quality.

At the moment I would take FA cup and top 4

Karsa

Man City
Arsenal
Liverpool
Newcastle

I’ve said it all along.

No danger of the spuds finishing anywhere of significance.

GD4

Ya know it’s just sad with Arteta because … His passion and love for the club cannot be disputed. But his biggest problem is not having an experienced Alpha male coach on his bench who can tell him the hard truths without fear of being distanced or replaced. Even a blind man could see that some of his choices were wrong and would have a deleterious effect on the team but no one had the vision or the balls to talk him out of it. Same for Kroenke and Edu! It’s weird how both City and Arsenal’s style of play… Read more »

Pierre

TR7
“Harvertz can be a back-up CB to Gabriel (good in air and always calm and unruffled)”

I’ve been saying for months that Havertz has the perfect game to play cdm and yes، why not have him back up cb…
I wouldn’t have him anywhere near the attacking third of the pitch..

Whereas Joe Willock starting his first game this season after his prologned abscence scored an absolute beauty away to united. …the perfect no.8 for Arsenal، I wonder if Arteta would buy him back

Graham62

I know it’s only the Carabao Cup but my goodness we were poor.
Our play was so predictable and lacked fluency.
We don’t play through the lines and because of this we become one dimensional.
Newcastle will be very interesting because they’re flying again.
Let’s see what happens.

Graham62

Wenger would have been slated after such a performance.
Under Arteta, it’s do we care!

Guns of Hackney

JWL

Conventional thinking would normally dictate you get a seasoned manager, however, I think for us and many teams, a wildcard could be good. Nagglesman is going, touchel was young, potthetio was young. It does pay off sometimes.

But, he needs to go at the end of this season.

Davey

Joe Willock wank off time.

Un

Pedro

Honestly mate
Your post wreaks of desperate agendas
White was at fault for the first
Ramsdale makes a great save 1v1 with Bowen in the second half
Gabriel is at fault for the second (let’s hear it??more fuck ups than Ramsdale but all quiet there)

And the third there was a wicked deflection
Fucking shameless attempt to sully Ramsdale in favour of a keeper who isn’t cut out for the highest level

raptora

Don: “Gabriel is at fault for the second (let’s hear it??more fuck ups than Ramsdale but all quiet there)”

Kudus sent Zinny to Victoria Park btw.

Guns of SF

I dont give a shit about our GK situation. It is what it is. Only 2 to pick from. Both are good, both are not good at certain things. What is more critical is a lack of a striker who is fit and scoring most of the season. Also, left 8, and a reliable 6 not named Parety or Jorginho. This winter we need to get that striker, and at least one CM We get handled at Newcastle and its once again a 2 game skid. We know how these things end up usually. Ode needs to find his form… Read more »

Matt

If I was Josh and Arteta came to me in January asking for more money I would tell him where to go.

TR7

Pierre

Arteta will never sign back a player he jettisoned. He is a very strong headed individual. So no chance of Willock coming back in my view.

TR7

Arteta confirms Emile Smith-Rowe out again due to knee injury.

“We’ve got an issue with him. He felt something in his knee and he started to feel some pain after the game and we are assessing it but yeah, a big worry with him”,

Emiratesstroller

Arsenal have two starting eleven positions, which need resolution and those are left midfield currently allocated to Havertz and centre forward currently held by Jesus. I list the latter, because Jesus is not a prolific goalscorer and also he is injury prone. However yesterday’s performance in Carabo Cup highlights the weaknesses within our regular bench. On the basis that we need players of calibre of Trossard sitting on bench we need the following replacements: GOALKEEPER We must assume that Ramsdale will leave. DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD Partey, Jorginho and Elneny are 30+ and need to leave. ATTACKING MIDFIELD Smith-Rowe will leave and… Read more »

Nigel Tufnel

Ken, I saw your comment asking about my feelings on Havertz now. I never hide… don’t worry. I didn’t see this game, but I definitely don’t subscribe to the reactionaries panic here. I’m exactly where I was from the beginning. He’s going to come good for us in midfield, with an occasional fill in at 9 and false 9 as a bonus. I would give him a full season and even next year too before giving up on him, even if I thought he was nearly as bad as internet clowns perceive him. As I admitted a while back, I’d… Read more »

Markymark

GD4
“But his biggest problem is not having an experienced Alpha male coach on his bench who can tell him the hard truths without fear of being distanced or replaced”
. – fully agree that’s why it’s so frustrating that we have a Barcelona based group hug going on Arteta / Cana / Raya…… I could go on.
For any further comments on Spanish Men – please refer to Spanish Dave who I guess is witnessing issues at first hand.
Sack Cana !

Markymark

Rich -Our reality is that we turned a profit on Turner, and Ramsdale + Raya makes us stronger than Ramsdale + Turner. On paper it does but we are talking about players who have been bought in with expectations and relationships built up. GK’s tend to have far closer relationships with their coach and within their hierarchy- whether this is a good thing or bad thing. . Ramsdale can walk into any other team in the country and be part of a standard hierarchy. Cana the “dodgy one” appears to be running a side grift where he’s running an academy… Read more »

Ernest Reed

“ I would give him a full season and even next year too before giving up on him, even if I thought he was nearly as bad as internet clowns perceive him.‘ Yeah, that falls under the “even a blind squirrel will eventually find a nut” category, it’s foolish thinking at best and plausible deniability at worst. The reality is that Arteta has some blame/fault in Havertz’s malaise. If Arteta is going to keep flipping Kai from position to position and never really gives him an opportunity to settle in properly, then Havertz will never come good, he’s not built… Read more »

TheLegendaryDB10

I find that this whole affair of buying ex-Chelski players is strange. We seem to think that because this club has won so many trophies lately, buying a player from them will translate into helping us win some trophies. The problem here is two-fold: We are buying players who are over the hill. Chelski have been very shrewd in avoiding selling us players who still can give something. They are not stupid and know full well that we are rivals. They are not going to strengthen us. We are hoping to get some of that winning mentality. The problem here… Read more »

MG42

How long have we been screaming for a most capable CF? All of Arteta’s tenure. So +4 years later we still have the same problem. Reeks of either misplaced confidence in players purchased or incompetence on the buyers part.

As far as GKs is concerned we still have not one on the level of Ederson & Allison. Again this reeks far more of incompetence as we have gone through at least 7 under Arteta. He uses the spaghetti approach throw it against the wall and see if it sticks, then we are ready. Pathetic!

Karsa

MG42

Which goalkeepers should Arteta have bought?

Rich

Markymark

I’ll take your word for it… But while they might be psychologically damaged, I’m enjoying the peace of mind of having 2 decent keepers.

Every cloud…

MG42

@Karsa
We had one of the best Emi but Arteta can’t handle big personalities. Maignan from AC Milan is better then what we have now. However with the problem that Arteta started with this BS approach to GKs, I seriously any world class GK will now come to Arsenal, just another reason for Josh to can the Apprentice.

X haka

Cech, Gallas, Willian, Luiz, Havertz, and Jorginho

over £100 millions worth of Chelsea rejects and shit.
they probably have their own whats app group together.
Farce.

MG42

By the way Maignan came from PSG as they let him go. Where was our recruiting department when Donnarumma left for PSG and Milan was searching for a replacement? Just another case of how our recruitment for players by the not so dynamic duo sucks. Milan did that in one shot, we are working on number 8 or 9.

Raulishuss

MG42 what a seriously disturbing human. Troll

Matt B

Nigel: Your assessment of Havertz was absolutely hilarious 🤣

Rich: Ah yes, all fine and dandy with Arsenal goalkeepers atm — nothing to see here

Rich

Matt B

We’ve conceded the second least amount of goals in the league.

Feel free to see having 2 good goalkeepers as a problem, I understand where people are coming from…

But it’s not a zero sum game, we also have better competition in the goalkeeping department this season.

It’s really just the dilemma of deciding if the pint glass is half full… Or if it’s half empty?…

Karsa

We’ve conceded the second least amount of goals in the league.

And we’ve scored the second highest. Not bad for a team who needs a goalkeeper and centre forward.

nwm

“One would think a 65 million offensive signing would be pumped would be trying shots and through balls and general hustle but Havertz is floating around the pitch like Ozil’s kid brother.”

Marlo

Even in his last couple of years at Arsenal, Ozil provided much more end product than Havertz has shown so far.

Matt B

Rich: Half full for me, almost a pint’s worth

The keeper merry-go-round though is just that — we’re on a never-ending loop of buying, selling and looking for keepers and Arteta’s record ain’t good when it comes to keepers

Northbanker

Just had notice I’ve got tickets for Brighton game. That is the 4th success so far – this ballot system working really well for me
Man U. PSV. Burnley Brighton

Still hitting Ticket Exchange in hope of getting Sevilla tickets

If only there was a ways of getting away tickets

MG42

@Karsa
“And we’ve scored the second highest.”

Misleading stats as expected from an Arteta fanboy. Take away the 5 goals we scored against the 1 point bottom dwellers Sheffield Utd and where does that leave us now?

Jj

Buying players for their “winning mentality” is such a bullshit, every professional sportsman has to have winning mentality, otherwise they wouldn’t compete with others, would they? Everything’s been said about us doing chelsea favours and buying their rejects, even Wenger was stupid enough to believe Mourinho that cech was going to give us 10 extra points a season, and we already had a good goalkeeper, loving Arsenal and with potential to become world class and no. 1 for years. He was even happy to stay at the club and learn from cech, not sure what he would have learned, apart… Read more »

salparadisenyc

The beauty of the league is everyone gets a crack at the 1x point bottom dwellers and everybody gets a shot at the title.

Got to take your chances.