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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BacaryisGod

Karsa

Stop it-you’re being way too logical.

Karsa

Bacary

I’ll try harder.

MG

Should we discount the 8 goals Newcastle scored against Sheffield Is too?

Karsa

Utd

salparadisenyc

Karsa wielding a sword out here today 😂

Jj

Mg42
You’re such a troll, take away 5 goals spuds scored against mighty Burnley, 5 goals man cheatty scored against Fulham, 6 goals av scored against Brighton, and finally 8 goals Newcastle scored against Sheffield, and were does that leave them now?
What a moron

MidwestGun

Moving Zinchenko to the left 8 position might be the best solution to our midfield depth troubles. He plays there well for Ukraine. And it has the added bonus of not having him targeted as a last line of defense defender. Similar to what we did to Xhaka. Move him further forward. Then have TT shore up the defense. Done and Done. As for Ramsdale, you can come up with all the conspiracy theories you want.. but the fact of the matter is Ramsdale only saves 1 out of every 2 shots on target since about midway of last season.… Read more »

GD4

“” . – 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 !” WTF DUDE??? WHats with the Racist Xenophobic bullshyt? You’re like stuck on having an issue with our Spanish coach’s just like you had a problem with our French problems. What did Cana have to do with Ramsdale having weak palms and being a six foot plus… Read more »

GD4

+ French players

Nigel Tufnel

Why the meltdown? This third rate cup (FA cup is second rate) would not make me happy at all this season. Challenging in the 2 important competitions is what I care about. So far so good, as far as I’m concerned. I rate the community shield at this level, and having beaten Man City for it makes it even more important than this stupid tournament. A 2 leg semifinal is hilarious! The same people here whinging since yesterday would be so negative if we won the Carabao cup, but fell in the league to top 4 contenders like Tottenham, United,… Read more »

Un

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?

Jj
What like Jason sancho? AMN? Elneny? Mustafi? Almunia? Senderos? Gary flitrcroft? Massimo Taibi?

Un

Gd4
Spain isn’t a race
🤦🏻‍♂️
In group preference is a thing
Look it up
Not saying I agree with mark
But In group preferences are prevalent in every society

Mysticleaves

MattNovember 2, 2023 15:54:16
“If I was Josh and Arteta came to me in January asking for more money I would tell him where to go.”

Matt, something tells me the sun don’t shine there 😂😂

GoonerDave

Un
Supply and demand problem for these nutty people. There just isn’t enough real racism to go round for the blue haired freedom fighters.
Sincerely,
A statistically micro penised Irishman.

Pierre

On the plus side، Odegaard has miraculously recovered from his “hip injury ” that kept him out of our 5-0 victory v sheffield united ، 4 days rest and there he is fit and healthy again ، pity our .medical dept can’t perform a miracle on Partey or is it because Partey really is injured……4 days ….amazing.

Markymark

GD4 – I’m extremely interested to know why you never pick up on an individual who regularly berates Spanish men. Not a peep how strange !
Learn the difference between racism and having a national interest. Your continuing commentary on sickness mental health and comparison to a mythical biblical creature , do I suggest show a degree of mental illness ( projection and PS positional thinking )
Keep it up by all means !

Nigel Tufnel

Bacary, Karsa, Rich and Midwest to the rescue as usual.
They come around with good perspective after wins AND losses.

Many of the cynics posting for the past 24 hours love these rare opportunities to vent their personal unhappiness.
They let loose the fear, anger, insecurities of their everyday lives on their “beloved” football club.

Things are not nearly as bad as some here are trying to make it sound.

Nigel Tufnel

Marky,
why bother with that guy? You’re just giving it oxygen. He needs to get to the chemist, desperately.
No amount intelligent of reasoning will help.

GD4

“ GD4 – I’m extremely interested to know why you never pick up on an individual who regularly berates Spanish men. Not a peep how strange ! Learn the difference between racism and having a national interest. Your continuing commentary on sickness mental health and comparison to a mythical biblical creature , do I suggest show a degree of mental illness ( projection and PS positional thinking ) Keep it up by all means “ Dude you can hide behind nationalism or xenophobia but your ilk are not hard to spot. Code your words however you want, the truth will… Read more »

GD4

“ Gd4
Spain isn’t a race
🤦🏻‍♂️
In group preference is a thing
Look it up
Not saying I agree with mark
But I”

Oh Yeah, Henrich Himmler himself wades in.
You’d know all about bigotry and racism cuz you’re the prime purveyor of such filth here.
Anyway carry on … nothin more to add

Markymark

Nigel – so true ! The comments around the other poster is because it’s fakery on GD4’s part , all mock outrage. If he was genuinely on some hunt to wrinkle out what he considers xenophobic postings but in reality are pretty tame pen portraits. He could find them. Of course he doesn’t because it doesn’t fit his agenda.
Newcastle 0 Arsenal 2 – Kai Havertz to score😂 no really I’ve got a feeling!

Markymark

GD4 – so I’m Adolph , Un is Heinrich , so who’s Joseph Goebbels? . You’ve got a motley crew on here. I can tell you.
Surprised you’ve even heard of them.
Recently you had me down for arrest by the Special Branch ( no longer exist ) but let’s just say their modern equivalent carried out a nick. That either makes me a terrorist or a foreign spy! Got to hand it to you , paranoia and extreme belief it’s all coming out.

Markymark

Rich – Elon is your biggest nightmare! No jobs in the future . You’ll only work if you want to. How do we get paid? I’m thinking UBI !!!!

Un

https://m.youtube.com/shorts/ndVcPnC_zDg

Tr7
Your boy Messi setting a bad example before Gigi dumps him out of the CL

Un

Gd4

It’s not about race
That’s just one determining factor
Open your mind and educate yourself you cave man

https://thedecisionlab.com/biases/in-group-bias

GD4

Undie go back to goose stepping … piss off

MG42

@Clueless Fanboys, you know who you are. To get a true indication of your attacking prowess and not a skewed one you take away the one or two off high scoring games regardless of the club and you get a better indication of what to expect from your attack. Of the 23 goals scored in our 10 games 9 of them came in two games against relegation fighting teams. This means we scored 14 goals in 8 matches of which we drew 3 and couldn’t find a goal against 10 men Fulham at home. That is a piss poor attack… Read more »

Mr Serge

I could not give a shit we went out of the cup 3 points on Saturday is all I care about obviously our entire second strung is not strong enough however if you put 3-4 of them in the first team there is not a huge drop off.

9 out of 11 of course there is.

We need a striker and to swap out partey with a player that can stay fit

Mr Serge

Fuck me walking into the comments this evening is just weird

What’s with all the nazi stuff

Why is GD4 and MG42 always on here at the same time ?

Marko

Links to Benjamin Sesko. Yes please he’s a huge talent

georgia boy

This is my favorite blog about racism. Always such nuanced perspectives.

Marko

Comments section always goes to shit when Don starts his shit. Fucking troglodyte

GD4

“Links to Benjamin Sesko. Yes please he’s a huge talent”

Decent shout but I like the Nigerian dude at Leverkusen. A bit raw but with bundles of potential … pace, power and skill.
Needs some work but looks a decent prospect

Nigel Tufnel

Mr. Serge,

Glad you’ve noticed too.. There was a time when they were never here on the same days, but each using all the same oddly specific phrases and insults. Marky and I caught on early- that’s when they took a break.

Funny enough, they both returned on the exact same day, even bragging that that was proof they can’t be the same person.

The greatest discovery of his life is the VPN. Like it’s a big tech secret we can’t figure out.

GD4

Does anyone have an update on TP5?

GD4

Ahh here comes the Village VPN Idiot.
Never around when the game is on but always around to pick at the opinions of others like a vulture.

There is as much chance of me being MG42 as you having a single functioning brain cell.

You’re the only clown here with multiple handles.
It’s not hard to figure out who else you are … You’re so pathetic dude

GD4

Arthur Vermeeren has been the subject of strong interest from Barcelona but Arsenal are now set to complete the signing of the teenager. According to Spanish outlet Sport, the Gunners will pay around £13.1million for the box-to-box midfielder if they are able to get the deal over the line.

Marko

I think Sesko has haaland like qualities without being as prolific. Fast for a big guy probably got better technical ability. Salzburg to Leipzig to…so going in a similar career path too

GD4

But Marko do we want a mere poacher as a line leader? It’s what made Jesus before the World Cup so amazing for us in comparison to Eddie who is a service dependent penalty box poacher. Same thing for Haaland

Marko

Sesko is an upgrade on Nketiah and potentially Jesus

Nigel Tufnel

aaand Pierre doubles down on his Ødegaard pathology. He’s like an evil old codger sitting around his little room devising methods of sending daggers at the captain.
Doesn’t have a clue that it looks bizarre and obsessive.

salparadisenyc

Sesko and Simons let do this Leipzig… although latter a loan I do believe.

Pierre step it up man.

Samesong

I think we will beat Newcastle on Saturday by frustrating them. Maybe a similar game to the city one.

MidwestGun

Pierre is just upset he missed Ode’s excellent goal at the end. On his way home.
Although to be fair he doesn’t count goals as a real midfield statistic. All about the “big chances” created, apparently.

Siddeeq

We will draw with Newcastle, they are Not at their best just like Arsenal

Guns of SF

Any update on Jesus? He heals up pretty quick comparatively

Vickingz

Artetaians are claiming they ain’t interested in the competition but the league and champions league. Do you need to be reminded that you lot were quoting this same line last year and you came up with nothing in the end? That’s when your saviour had only one competition to focus on and he was largely at an advantage to win it but he melted as usual. You are repeating the same line like a broken record this season, when are you going to be alright? This competition used to be what we were enjoying under wenger fielding young guns but… Read more »

Siddeeq

Mamadou Sakho, a Le grove favourite, has to leave the table because respect is not getting served.

Markymark

Nigel and Mr Serge – we also have the mystery of RP7 – they do like their mix of letters and numbers. When GD4 was attracting attention for his Xhaka hatred ( he recently claimed this never happened) out popped RP7 to really go to town with vile insults on Xhaka. RP7 promptly got banned and then just a short while after GD4 decided then to take a sabbatical. No doubt fearing a similar ban. I’ve spotted apart from village idiot that references to being aborted crop up within the group though MG42 will probably say I haven’t said that… Read more »

Markymark

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 2

kjelli

Aron and Kai were chosen by MA. Zinch also, they have all regressed since last season ?? TP is
constantly not available.. and we have been unlucky with Jesus and Timber. Fortunately Tomi is
showing his worth.

Mysticleaves

It’s stupid that some fans “don’t care about the league cup”. We haven’t been very good. The same fans before this season started accepted a top 3 finish and a QF run in the UCL. So what it means is that after 4 years of Arteta and over 600m spent and with all his generational sauce, some stupid fans are ready to accept 3rd place and QF run and don’t care about winning the CC or the FA cup. In 4/5 seasons Arteta has only won the FA cup (2 CSs) and qualified for UCL once. After 600m spent. Ten… Read more »

Mysticleaves

The difference between Ten Hag and Arteta this season is that Man utd have lost more games. The plays have been fucking atrocious and sleep inducing. It could unravel pretty quickly if Arteta doesn’t find ways to improve the team.

Mysticleaves

Also, so many people talk about Jesus here as a facilitator to our attack and what not and I wonder what we watch. Jesus does not have any relationship with any of our teammates beyond the normal pass and move because you know someone will be there. Jesus just generally draws back and plays in the midfield and mostly dribbles into a cul de sac. Eagle trying to compare him and Sanchez the other day was the closest I have came to ripping my eyes out with my fingers. Jesus doesn’t have any telepathic understanding with any of our players,… Read more »

local

Everton(under Sean Dyche!) and Luton Town have created more big chances than Arsenal.
https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/clubs/big_chance_created?se=578

We have missed some first teamers(Partey and Jesus being the most obvious ones) but this is damning.

local

Also Newcastle are joint top, so tomorrow will be interesting.

Samesong

Also, Newcastle are joint top, so tomorrow will be interesting.

No there not. They are 6th

Samesong

Apologies local you meant Chances created.

Mysticleaves

It’s crazy how people idolise Jesus as the best thing that’s happened to our attack yet when he’s missing we don’t seem to miss a beat. He’s simply not as good as advertised and not really pivotal to anything we do.

Raulishuss

The idiot gang has risen. Mystic here to embarrass himself as he always does

Karsa

I’d rather be top of the points league than the big chance league.

Mysticleaves

Hey Raul good morning. Hope you are good? You could do with offering an opinion today. Bless

raptora

Middy: “As for Ramsdale, you can come up with all the conspiracy theories you want.. but the fact of the matter is Ramsdale only saves 1 out of every 2 shots on target since about midway of last season. or around 55%. Dead last in the league this season . If it was better I doubt Raya would even be here. Raya saves 3 out of every 4 shots or around 75%. It’s enough of a significant difference to win more games. Last season Raya was the best at it in the entire League. Hence why we brought him in… Read more »

raptora

I don’t rate Southgate much, England’s team has world class players and should be able to play far better football than Southgate strives to really. But even if Benny Blanco didn’t have a bust up with whoever the fuck coach from the England camp, he has Walker, Trent, Reece James, Trippier at RB to compete with. Add Benny to it and the English NT’s RB position is one of the most stacked positions in the football world. It is relatively understandable that Benny wouldn’t be an automatic starter there (even if he wanted to, I assume he doesn’t). But Rams… Read more »

Mikel Coneteta

“Absolutely agreed. I’ve posted statistics on how Rams has cost us goals compared to the xG he’s faced, meaning he’s conceded from shots he should have been able to keep away.“ That’s not what that means. xG measures the quality of chance based on a level of ‘reasonableness’ in finish, the resulting action from the striker has the biggest impact on whether that xG is met, or over/under performed – not the goalkeeper. A goalkeeper could face a chance with 0.05 xG but is a 35 yard rocket into the top corner off the underside of the bar that two… Read more »

TR7

I don’t know about stat but Ramsdale doesn’t pass the eye test.

Matt B

The point though Rap, is that Ramsdale always had great potential — which is why he was bought — but has not improved the way many expected.

Given our issues with buying and selling goalkeeper and in particular, seeing keepers we sold actually improve, it’s not unfair to question our own goalkeeper coaching and coaching staff.

I’m concerned that Rams will leave only to flourish elsewhere

Matt B

TR7: I’m pretty certain you were one of the gang screaming blue murder when he, Benny W and Tomi T were bought.

You now saying he doesn’t pass the eye-test is laughable because you never rated him even when you had never watched him play

raptora

Coneteta, By that logic a GK might concede a goal from a single shot on goal every game if the shot is unstoppable. The stat will be horrendous but there’s nothing that the GK could have done about it. Obviously all stats should not be taken as be-all and end-all. But across a season it should mostly balance itself out. And still, yes, the eye test and deep investigation needs to be applied. We’ve conceded multiple goals because of Rams at the end of last season, he is not good in the air, his passing is suspect and at one… Read more »

raptora

Matt B, You can add me to that gang as well. We are the cool kids. It’s not a coincidence that this window, we brought players – Timber, Raya to compete with the players bought that Summer. I don’t know what’s the issue with being for or against a transfer. Why should all fans have the same opinion on a joining player? Surely one fan can like a certain player while another one prefers a different player. If it was an Anti Arsenal or Anti Arteta agenda surely I or TR7 or whoever, would have been against bringing Raya here… Read more »

Rich

Mystic Jesus averages a goal contribution every 107 minutes in the PL. Every 84 minutes in the CL Every 101 minutes across all competitions at City Every 123 minutes at Arsenal. Alexis averaged a goal contribution every 108 minutes at Arsenal just for comparison…. And he had far more risk attached to his game, and far less structure. I was taking bullets last season for saying Jesus’s style of play wasn’t sustainable, and we might want to get out at the top of the market at aged 27-28… But I was also alone picking up on the issues with Partey…… Read more »

Habesha Gooner

I just came around to the Article. Yes we do care. We have 4 trophies in 20 years. We are not flush with trophies to say we can dispose of the carabao cup. The second string players were apalling. Only Riess and Kiwior had a decent game. The rest were crap. I like what we have done with the defense. We have a mix of quality options. In midfield and upfront though we still have poor options. Viera needs to go at the end of the season. Havertz was always an up hill battle. I just dont know why we… Read more »

Habesha Gooner

RW, CF, LB, and posibly Gk are all in the summers Agenda for me. Sell, Viera, Eddie, Riess (harsh but has to be done, or a coin toss between him and Trossard), possibly Ramsdale all on the chopping block. Move Zinchenko to LCM, Havertz can be his backup, ESR to be Odegaards backup. get a striker and a really good winger on the right with a good CF and we can fine tune the squad.

Tom

“.I was taking bullets last season for saying Jesus’s style of play wasn’t sustainable, and we might want to get out at the top of the market at aged 27-28… But I was also alone picking up on the issues with Partey… Most of you are just incredibly slow at reading the curve at both ends spectrum, and can only see what’s in front of you.” Id like to take this opportunity on behalf of Legrove to apologize to Rich and entire Arsenal Fandom for blocking the sale of Partey and Jesus, which apparently were as good as done by… Read more »

Matt B

Rap: You missed my point to TR7 — he and others slated him before they had seen him play for Arsenal and now he says he doesn’t pass the eye-test.

Anyone is entitled to their opinion, but the shenanigans on here during that particular transfer window was a bit odd. As it is to completely dismiss a player before watching him in an Arsenal shirt.

Incidentally, I’ve never been for or against Arteta, I’m just an Arsenal supporter, even though I’ve been called an Arteta fan-boy

1970 Gooner

Habesha Gooner

Spot on with your thoughts on a summer agenda. The only thing I would say is that, unfortunately, ESR couldn’t be relied upon to be anyone’s backup – just too injury prone.

Samesong

Moving Zinny to LCM you will see how injury-prone he is. The guy wouldn’t last in that position.

Mysticleaves

Rich The argument for Jesus is not without merit. I don’t think he’s all that. Even the eye test, he doesn’t do anything that screams irreplaceable for me. He’s just another footballer that we can definitely do without. We have anyways, last season and this one so far. When he’s not there he’s not missed at all. His qualities, overall contribution and importance to our team is CLEARLY overstated here. I had you in mind also because I know you like your strikers to do everything else other than be a nuisance upfront and/or score. Whether this is a personal… Read more »

Rich

Mystic I just like some industry in our forwards, unless we can secure one of the rare freaks… But they’re very difficult to get ahold of. If we can’t get ahold of one… Then we have to adapt, and find a different way of scoring and creating. Stylistically I’d infinitely rather a Suarez style centre forward, to a Haaland style one. Fans like different things… Pierre loves his forwards to conserve their energy… I look at teams as being more mechanical and a sum of their parts, and if we dis secure a dominant forward, instead of operating with a… Read more »

Markymark

£15m to sack ETH so hopefully that’ll keep him a bit longer

Mee

Habesha Gooner Totally agree with you regarding the Carabao Cup. We cannot be turning our noses on silverware even serial UCL winners Real Madrid usually go deep and win cups in Spain. Its a poor attitude for any club. Really disappointed with the way we went out and the fact that our second stringers were so poor when they need deep cup runs to get game time. “We need to spend good money this coming summer and get rid of all weaknesses.” We’ve been saying that for a good few years now. When does it stop? Mystic Leaves Re: Jesus.… Read more »

GD4

@Habeesha,
Great points as usual and couldn’t agree more

Markymark

To say we wouldn’t miss Jesus at all is stretching the point of incredulity. There is a point about availability being the best ability much like Partey but to flog Jesus when he adds so much , drawing defenders all over the place and particularly set up for attacks into the penalty area. Just seems mad. We are not set up like Spurs more like a City. If we decide to buy an out and out striker then this should be an addition not a replacement. Sell Kai to Germany for anything we can get and lose Partey if he… Read more »

Samir

Summer / Jan sale list:

Ramsdale
Raya (Do not sign after loan ends)
ESR (Good player but injury prone)
Partey (Injury prone)
Jorginho (Goodbye)
Nketiah (Not good enough)
Jesus (Injury prone)
Cedric (Why is he still here?)
Nelson (Nice guy but would rather give a youth player a chance)
Tierney (Injury prone)
Havertz (Cash in if anyone is willing to waste their money like we did)

………….New GK…………
White–Saliba–Gabriel–New LB
…………Ode–Rice–New LM…….
….Saka–New ST–Martinelli……….

Jaroda

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/clubs/saves

The way we’re playing has changed though. We’re not creating as much but if you look at the Goals conceded and saves stats we hardly letting anything hit the target.

Goals Conceded Saves
Ars 8 13
MC 7 16
Tot 9 34
Liv 9 33
New 11 27
Che 11 25
MU 16 39

Siddeeq

Generational has realized he cannot outdo Guardiola and Klopp,
He is now imitating Simeone.

raptora

I agree with Samir’s list. Quality poster knows whats up. Raya still has a full season to convince us he’s got what it takes to be #1 for us. Needs to do better than how he’s done so far. Same for Eddie and Reiss. We can’t have a full squad of first teamers, maybe these two will have a good season. We’ll see about Havertz… Not good enough so far, not at all but at LCM I’m not sure what was Arteta thinking. At CF he is playable. If Timber heals well, will be a starting 11 player for us.… Read more »

Jollof Rice

Security out of possession is the name of the game.

Lower chances created by Arsenal compared to last year, but also much lower chances against.

That’s why Arteta bought Rice.

Sadly, that’s why he also bought Havertz.

Last year, we were kind of like an updated version of the Wenger 2008/2011 Wenger/Fabregas era.

This year, we are more like an updated version of George Graham’s Arsenal.

Samesong

Ramsdale (sell)
Raya (Keep)
ESR (Sell)
Partey (Sell)
Jorginho (Goodbye)
Nketiah (Not good enough)
Jesus (Keep)
Cedric (Why is he still here?)
Nelson (Sell although I don’t think he’s done much wrong)
Tierney (Injury prone)
Havertz (Get rid)

Chris

Sell Jesus? I can’t agree with that at all

Even if we’re to sign this 25 goal a season striker (where is he?) we’d want to keep Jesus because he can play across the front 3.

Mysticleaves

Rich Yea, I largely agree with your response to me. I like me a Suarez too rather than a Haaland. You can’t just be a lump for 90mins (and that’s why Haaland is learning to play) but our striker should have the assignment to get us goals, that’s how we win. My head can’t really go past Oshimen at the moment. He can be taught to play to a reasonable level. Zlahovic was my pick over Jesus and I still maintain it. They had a blip at Juve and everybody thought him as a flash in the pan. They are… Read more »

Chris

“This year, we are more like an updated version of George Graham’s Arsenal”

I’ll happily accept this if Arteta wins as many trophies as Graham did.

And I say that as a lover of the often scintillating football we produced under Wenger.

Mysticleaves

Marky of course it was a stretch but not really far from the teuth. We miss him because he’s not there and because everybody adds sometime with their presence but we aren’t losing points because he’s not there. Our win rates aren’t dropping. Our stats are virtually the same with or without him. Compare to when Partey or Saliba hasn’t been in the side. If it’s not stats, it’s the turgid nature of our game that drops to alarming levels

Jollof Rice

Chris,

I’d happily accept it too, though I did prefer last year’s version of Arsenal.

allezkev

I’m sure I recall an interview, possibly from a Polish TV station and they were talking to Sczeseny and Fabianski about their time at Arsenal after they’d both moved on and there a question about coaching and both laughed when recalling the Arsenal goalkeeping coach at that time, Gerry Peyton I believe.

I do worry that Ramsdale will leave Arsenal, go to a club with a decent goalkeeping coach and be a big success.
I certainly recall him being a better goalkeeper when he arrived at Arsenal to what he is now…

rollen

Arteta is not all great but he is far away from .Andre garbage.
Loosing Jesus will impact us the same way loos of Partey did end of last and this season.

Markymark

If we were to sell Kai it’d have to be to Germany I’d guess. He’s rapidly running out of road and credibility in the UK. Literally he’s got till end of season to save himself and Arteta serious embarrassment

Markymark

Though Osimhen in and Kai their way. Take an absolute bath on Kai but if it peels it down to 90m it’d be worth it

Josip Skoblar

Arsenal legend Ian Wright turns 60 today. Happy birthday, Wrighty!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsBxSIHw0x4

Guns of Hackney

I like Samir’s breakdown. Pun intended.

Sell Kai to Germany? Lolz. You mean sell a clearly dead horse to one of the most efficient and effective leagues on the planet. Not happening dude. They do their homework. It’s got to be Saudi. They don’t seem to have much due diligence on signing players.

For me, investigations have to take place at Arsenal. Pepe and Kai have come to close together for it to be a coincidence. Someone has their hand in the cookie jar.

Guns of Hackney

I remember when we signed wright and his first goals at Ipswich I think. My man was a brilliant forward. 28 when we signed him and he still managed to break the record. Proper footballer.