FOG OF AARON COUNTER-RUMORS + FULHAM PLAYER LINKED

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Spotify-wrapped is probably the most depressing part of the year. I used to be a new music god, I’d go and see new bands play at a duck pond in Dalston and older people would bow at my majestic knowledge of the smaller stages of every shit East London festival going.

No longer.

For 4 years in a row my top 5 artists have been the same. I spend $15 a month on Spotify Premium so I can access to the entire world’s music catalogue when I could go to a car boot sale, buy 5 CDs, and be done with the music scene forever. What a f*cking joke I’ve become.

However, the people who listen to The Arsenal Opinion have been an absolute delight. Thank you for sharing us in your Top 5s for the year. We love it. There’s no bigger privilege than having people read your Arsenal musings on the toilet in the morning, then grabbing a coffee, and main-lining you on their daily commute.

Thank you!

We’re at that time of the year when you have to sift through a lot of transfer fog. There have been a few stories this weekend that are interesting. Here’s my hot-take on both of them.

1) Aaron Ramsdale to Newcastle

This story is interesting on many levels. So let’s break it down.

There are only a few clubs in the world that can afford to pay more than £35m for a goalkeeper. Most of them are in the Premier League.

Newcastle has emerged as a prime candidate for a number of reasons.

Eddie Howe likes English players in the same way Arteta does.

Nick Pope is a brilliant shot-stopper, but deeply average with the ball at his feet.

Eddie Howe is a progressive coach who wants to unlock defenders who can play with a ballplaying keeper.

Eddie Howe had Aaron Ramsdale with him at Bournemouth and liked him. This is Aaron explaining how Eddie gave him a second chance early his career.

The trigger for Ramsdale’s rise rests on a clanger 14 months ago, when he was due to be among the substitutes for a Carabao Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge, in a matchday squad for the first time since returning from a loan spell at Chesterfield. “I missed the bus. Slept in,” he says, sheepishly. “We had to be in at 9.30am for the pre-match walkthrough because it was an evening game and the bus was leaving at 10.30am. Zeina [the club’s player liaison officer] came and woke me up at the house. I was about an hour late for being on time to training and about 20 minutes after the bus as well.

“That was the penny-dropping moment, because I was at home while they were playing and I couldn’t do anything about it. I was distraught. My dad drove down from Stoke to be with me that night and the night after to check I was all right. That was definitely the turning point where [I realised] it wasn’t all rosy, it wasn’t academy football any more and I’m very grateful the manager gave me a second chance. I think I’ve taken it.”

Managers like to de-risk transfers. Howe clearly knows the keeper, what he can do, and where his ceiling is… it makes sense that Aaron could be seen as a net-positive to Newcastle.

Ben Jacobs, the Chelsea journalist, has come out and said that Arsenal aren’t interested in doing a deal in January. Apparently we want to keep Aaron around just in case of a Raya injury.

This is fog.

Arsenal is trying to create faux leverage for a keeper who has a very limited market.

Remember this: If Aaron doesn’t get a move to Newcastle, his next option is Wolves. They’re a ‘loan with an option to purchase’ kind of club and they simply don’t have the clout to offer us what we need.

If Arsenal gets an offer that comes close to what we paid for Aaron, we’ll take it. There’s no way we’ll scupper his England #1 chances this summer to keep him on the bench.

What makes me even more certain of this? We can’t buy players right now because of FFP. We had to defer the transfer of Raya because we’d have breached Premier League profit and sustainability rules. Arsenal needs some sales if we want to make moves in January and Aaron is our best bet for a decent wedge of cash/money.

2) Move for Palhinha

Rumors entered the chat that we’re not interested in Douglas Luiz… we actually want Fulham midfielder Palhinha.

Ok, so he’s a great player. He has wild stats. He has kept Fulham batting above their average, along with Bernd Leno.

But…

He’s 28 now. We won’t get him in January because we have no money. The player will be 29 in July.

Arsenal isn’t the kind of club that invests big money in 29-year-olds. Life catches up at that age, players start to get injuries, and you have very limited resale value unless the Middle East comes calling.

The player has a five-year deal, and Fulham has a 1-year option on his contract. There’s no deal to be had here.

The sweet spot for Arsenal with players is 21-24 yrs old, 3-5 seasons’ worth of experience, and high levels of sell-on. I just don’t see us shifting our profile for a player who is playing for Fulham.

Arsenal needs to find upgrade options for Jorginho, Partey, and Big Mo. I’m just not sure we need to be looking at players that are the same age. We need players that are ok sharing the season with Declan Rice who NEVER gets injured. Who does that at City? Kalvin Phillips who gets about 13 minutes a season.

Also, I don’t know how many times I have to repeat it… the most important player we can get fit for January is Thomas Partey. He knows our system; he’s world-class, and he owes us six months of proper performances before he gets sold off to Italy or Saudi.

Ok, let’s talk about the City/Spurs game.

I wanted City to win. Don’t talk to me about big picture. I wanted Ange to lose 4 in a row. The beauty of this desire is there was no loss for me.

A 3-3 draw worked out nicely. City going into the final 10 minutes of the game-winning… then getting sucker-punched by Big Ange tactico magic was pretty sexy.

Spurs squeaked a draw – they scored 3 goals off 0.4 xG. They are a wildly lucky side just like they were under Conte. I’m not worried about them.

Manchester City? I won’t say it out loud, but they don’t look the same as they did last season, even though I know they are the same side AND I thought this last November.

Their big miss in midfield is KDB. They aren’t the same side. He is always going to be injured moving forward.

Will they bang in 2024? Who knows. My hope is that at some point, they’ll tank. I hoped that last season. Regardless, Spurs kept us sitting pretty at the top of the league.

Liverpool upset me. They were losing to Fulham with 10 minutes to go, then Endō and Trent stepped in with two outrageous goals. I think we have to accept that maybe King Klopp has rebuilt another monster side we have to worry about this season. That sort of win combined with their Manchester City result, feels a little like they might be back.

Overall – it’s starting to feel a little like the top 4 this season might be between Arsenal, Liverpool, City, Newcastle… and Spurs.

We’ll see.

More on Luton this Tuesday.

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Bilbo

If Toney was available for a cut price now as he was a free agent in June, I’m not even sure it Id be that keen we sign him to be honest. He’s slightly above average and definitely not who we should aspire to ultimately nudge Jesus out of the starting 11. FB – Kane and Toney are incomparable as players. One is Englands top scorer, has over 300 goals across 500 club apps = 2 goals in 3 games, 1 in 2 in Europe. He’s got 62 in 89 internationals and is in the top 1% of strikers in… Read more »

China1

Therein lies the folly tho FB because Kane cost around the same as we’d probably have to play for Toney

One is a generational forward. The other has a handful of England caps.

There’s levels to this and when you pay Harrods prices I would expect a harrods player. Toney is definitely a good player but he’s not *that* good.

FB

Lads, slow down.

I was merely referring to the age factor, and that 28+ should not be an obstacle.

Bilbo

Don’t weasel out of it, FB!

Equated Kane’s transfer to Toney and said: “I guess if a player is the last in the jigsaw to take you over the line to trophies for a few years, then it’s money well spent.”

Hahaha don’t worry mate, we’ve all had stinkers from time to time.

FB

Again, Bilbo, “if” a player is the last in jigsaw, then money and age don’t matter.

Never said I’d recommend signing Toney

Read comments accurately.

Guns of Hackney

Ian wright was indeed 28 but let’s be honest, he was an anomaly, had already become a club legend at palace and the era was different.

Also he was £2.5m and not £70m. Toney is garbage.

Agree with the others, comparing Kane to Toney was a bit naughty.

We need a forward but it should’t be Toney.

Bilbo

Ok, FB, I’ll make sure to read your comments ‘accurately’ moving forward.

Anyway, not saying we should sign Lee Trundle, but he played for a retired Wrexham XI vs a US Women’s team XI and dominated them. At 47 he’s still nearly 10 years younger than Miura Kazuyoshi who was playing in the Portuguese second league last year at 56.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SipsTea/comments/18a44ym/us_womans_soccer_teams_taunts_a_retired_mens/?share_id=YJIlQdi1Y_ZLCZqM6DVoh&utm_content=1&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ioscss&utm_source=share&utm_term=3

Madhu

If we have the ability to spend 70M in Jan Window there are other areas that we can strengthen like the midfield (assuming Partey is unavailable or sold) and wide forward as a backup/partner with Saka on the right wing.

Rich

Age should be taken into account on the style of the player, and their level of professionalism. Centre forwards in the mould of Kane, Benzema, Giroud, Lewandowski. have no issue playing into their mid 30s. Their game isn’t based on pace + athleticism, it’s based of physicality, hold up play, brute strength, and elite movement… These style of centre forwards can actually improve into their early 30s. It’s not realistic to expect a player that lacks athleticism + physicality to hold a midfield on their own as a single pivot, but I’d be less worried about players in the mould… Read more »

Guns of Hackney

Oh my. Based on Saka now at 22, at 26 he’ll be a wreck of a player. Nope. Got the Sterling’s about him.

Rich
Rich

Saka is an infinitely superior all around football player to Sterling.

Paulie

Toney is not the player we need at this stage, we need an Mbappe in the summer

Guns of Hackney

Saka might be better than Sterling but that’s like saying being blasted in the face with a shotgun is better than having your face eaten off by a bear.

China1

Toney is going to cost more than Haaland and as much as Kane

Avoid.

Habesha Gooner

I like Palinha as a player. But we need to pass. We need a younger player to alternate with Rice. Fulham will not let go of him cheaply. If there was movement in midfield, I would like us to loan out Fabio Viera and go for an 8. Unless Partey leaves, we don’t need a 6. Rice is very durable. And Jorginho as an insurance to Partey not coming back is the best we can hope for. In the summer, Jorginho and Elneny can go on a free, we can sell Partey and then bring in a young midfielder. If… Read more »

Useroz

Shouldn’t sell Ramsdale in Jan but if we really did can’t accept less than £50m for the simple reason that if a PL club (assumed affordability ) is sufficiently desperate to get a GK in Jan they have to pay the Jan (and England) premium.

Madhu

Power is in the hands of Ramsdale I am not sure we can keep him if he says he what’s to get games elsewhere and boost his chance of going to Euros.

Guns of Hackney

Screw Ramsdale. Sick of hearing the love in for this joker. If Ramsdale hadn’t been shit, and he was…and is, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. He’d be Arsenal and England no.1.

He’s a big boy.

Habesha Gooner

There is as much rumours of Newcastle targeting David Degea than Ramsdale though I don’t think he is leaving before summer .

Bob N16

Guns, digging out Saka is blatantly ridiculous. If you want your views taken seriously, which is highly questionable, then suggesting Saka is not anything but a top quality player makes reading your posts less credible! That said, I don’t suppose you give a flying fuck!

Guns of Hackney

Bob

I don’t particularly rate Saka. I thought selling him was a good idea. Still do. I don’t see him as a match winner. He doesn’t posses pizazz or magic. Good player but that’s it.

Sorry.

Guns of Hackney

Unpopular opinion but Fabio Vieria has a bit more to his game than Saka.

Bob N16

His output and consistency is outrageous. He’s not been at his best but his goals and assists is only bettered by Salah this season. You are about the only person I’ve ever come across who doesn’t rate him. Even supporters of other teams, begrudgingly accept that he’s top quality. Guns, to follow up with the opinion that Vieira has more to his game than Saka, emphasises the strangeness of your perception. Saka can dribble, shoot but he also knows when to keep things simple. He’s also been able to play 199 games for Arsenal and he’s still 22 but you… Read more »

Rich
jwl

Ode has definitely been reading Pierre here at le grove, look what he did on the weekend finally.
——

“Martin Ødegaard completed 17 line-breaking passes in the opposition half for Arsenal at the weekend – the most by a player in a Premier League match in 2023/24”

Guns of Hackney

203 games 47 goals.

1 in 4

Michal Owen at 22 had scored 108 goals in around 200 games. 1 in 2.

Saka is okay but he’s not even close to domestic level forwards over the last 20 years.

Bob N16

Wow, Guns..trying to support your odd position by putting Saka’s figures up against the precocious CF Owen.

Saka started his career playing LWB. Not sure what Owen’s assist record was but I’d hazard a guess that if you compared goal involvements, which seems fair since Owen’s primary task was to be a goalscorer unlike Saka, Saka would compare pretty well. Owen was a one trick pony who shone brightly before he got injured and lost his pace. Saka could quite easily play midfield later in his 20’s.

Guns of Hackney

Bob

You’re lucky I didn’t put him up against some really good players.

Saka is a decent player and that’s it.

Rich

Saka is the best right winger in the world… Some might say Salah, but he’s more of an inside wide forward, rather than a winger who hugs the touchline. Saka is ridiculous… To come into a struggling team as an 18yr old and get shunted all over the pitch to begin with… Yet still be the best player on the pitch most games, just demonstrates how ridiculously talented he is. Elite talent, elite mentality, we’re so lucky to have him, he’d walk into any team in the world. He’s now moved from world class potential, and has entered world class..… Read more »

Guns of Hackney

The problem we have as a species is elevating things to above where they are. Since the turn of the 20th century, not a huge amount (fundamentally) has changed. Sure tech has got smaller etc but we still have planes and jet engines haven’t changed much in 80 years. Motor cars are pretty much the same. We think electric powered vehicles are like some alien tech we’ve reverse engineered. Electric vehicles have been around since the 1800’s.

What I’m saying is, we have elevated some of the most mediocre things into otherworldly deity’s. Saka is one.

Habesha Gooner

Lol, people falling for Guns trolling left right and Center.

raptora

Ode played deeper than usual and dictated the game. Something I’ve been asking him to do for a long, long time. Enough with the second forward bullshit. Just play to his strengths and do what the team needs. I know he still managed to score, and that’s what he’s been consistently doing. But the creativeness of the team suffered for his goal scoring contributions. I believe we’ll do better with a deeper playing Ode, who can see the big picture instead of someone hanging at the edge of the box waiting to pounce for a finishing touch in most of… Read more »

Guns of Hackney

I’m not trolling. You’ll see. Saka won’t get better and he will fall of a cliff.

raptora

Edu, who has played a crucial part in the upwards trajectory in north London, has now sent a message to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke. The Brazilian was named best sporting director at the 2023 Golden Boy ceremony on Monday. “There is no success without support. Without trust,” Edu said upon receiving the award. “I am so happy to be here and to receive this award, I want to share this recognition with the whole club and all the teamwork at Arsenal who help me and have faith in me. “The perfect young man? He must have the right character, the… Read more »

Guns of Hackney

Golden Boy Awards.

Thank you for spending £800m and winning…

Yeah. As I said. Elevating things to untold levels of mediocrity.

China1

One thing nev said I can relate to is how he has lost interest in watching Utd During banter years wenger I felt the same way It wasn’t about quality. Yea we weren’t good enough but that wasn’t the real killer as I always loved watching us during the early barren years period when we still didn’t win anything What stung the most was just that sense that the club basically stopped caring Winning the league wasn’t the target anymore, qualifying for the CL was. The underlying reason to qualify was just to make more money. We didn’t put a… Read more »

raptora

GoH,
It’s a sign that things are getting done properly at Arsenal. A good omen of what might come.

Pierre

Arteta will overplay jesus and the inevitable injury will put him on the treatment table for a few months، Eddie will come in and results and performances of the team will be on par or better than with jesus ….how do I know that ، because that’s what happened previously. . In fact our worse run of games was at the end of last season ….who was our striker …..jesus… So Eddie can just wait patiently for the inevitable to happen There is also a misconception that we score more goals with Jesus in the side in the premier league.… Read more »

Bob N16

Groundhog Day Pierre!

Markymark

GOH – the height of mediocrity is GOH comparing players in different positions particularly one who once injured never really recovered.
GOH never watches matches these days, he’s too busy with the middle class pursuits of craft fairs and drinking over priced small batch Gin, The Buzzcocks have given way to the Lighthouse family and his clothing is now Tattersall shirts and Pink Cords sourced from country outfitters.
His loathing from what he has become, projects outwards onto Arsenal Our club is his external anti libidinal exciting / rejecting object ( Fairbairn object relations theory )

China1

Cords from country outfitters, chords from the lighthouse family

I like it

Pierre

JWL “Ode has definitely been reading Pierre here at le grove, look what he did on the weekend finally.” Some settle for Odegaard recycling the ball playing low risk football، I believe he is better than that ، hence why I was so critical of his lack of creativity this season. Arteta I’m sure has had a word with him and encouraged him to take a few more risks، I will say it again ، with Rice in the side we can afford to take a few more risks in the final third as Rice is the best in Europe… Read more »

Carts

Guns

“Unpopular opinion but Fabio Vieria has a bit more to his game than Saka.”

This is an shocking take. Each to their own, nonetheless.

raptora

Arteta on Josh Kroenke visiting at the weekend and whether he spoke to him about January plans:
‘Well when we get to the [end of] December we will see where we are, what we need, what the injury update is as well, when we are going to recover certain players. We already have a plan in place to make sure we can be proactive if something has to be done. That’s our job.’

Davey

Pierre, your love for Eddie is boring give it up.

Davey

Anyone can see Jesus brings far more to the team like his touch for the 2 goals Saturday, he is a far all round player who needs to score more goals but is far superior to lucky Eddie.

Pierre

Davey “Pierre, your love for Eddie is boring give it up.” Funnily enough ، I find the constant abuse on Le Grove of our 2nd string striker boring، though I do get that it must be annoying to Le groaners that Eddie’s goal per 90 mins ratio in the premier league and the team’s goal per game ratio is better with Eddie starting which goes against what many believe… Jesus record in the champions league this season has been outstanding، yes I know the opposition is weaker than the premier league، maybe it shows how tough the premier league is… Read more »

Bob N16

and again….

Chrispy

Guns of H….

You’re either a really poor troll or a fucking idiot.

karim

Chrispy

Dare I say I have my opinion on the matter ?

Madhu

whats happening at Man U is beautiful. Its poetic really. The collective curse of football fans around the world is taking its effect :). Man City next pls.

Ernest Reed

On the topic of Toney, does anyone honestly believe that his gambling addiction issues are truly behind him? Any team that picks him up is going to have to contend with the fact that his problems may not be over and that further problems may inevitably arise again. On that, why would any team shell out £70m on a clear risk? Toney has a long way to go towards a healthy recovery and believing otherwise is essentially foolish and wishful thinking.

Ernest Reed

“Guns of H….You’re either a really poor troll or a fucking idiot.”

He’s neither, but is in all honesty great entertainment! He’s never pretended to be anyone other than who he is, which is far more than some of you who can’t deal with sarcasm, humour and often enough some decent insight that comes off as negative to some.

Ernest Reed

Pep Guardiola: “My feeling today is we are going to win the Premier League” I would too if I loaded up a team with high priced talent that 99% of football clubs could never even hope to afford. This much I know…it’s time that all footballing bodies got a set of cajones and give ManCity the penalties of FFP that they richly deserve. Unfortunately and sadly, those same bodies haven’t any desire to do so because it would actually involve money and a legal team of lawyers with desire to push it to conclusion. Instead they always go for the… Read more »

Bilbo

The thing about Man U is that all of the detritus that is them at the moment is in spite of everything they’ve spent. At least for the banter years we were skint for the early part. They’ve hemorrhaging cash left, right and centre on bang average players, putting them in an average team, managed by a seemingly average coach and hoping for something other than average.

And because tis the season: Radcliffe apparently happy to give ETH ‘time’. I’m not sure what he expects to be different other than the nothingness of the past 18 months

Chrispy

Guns of H is ‘great entertainment’ and ‘decent insight’…..good grief 😔

TheLegendaryDB10

Looking forward to tonight’s game.

If there was one easy game, it should br this one.

If we start off like we have in the previous 2 games and score a couple of goals in the first 20 mins, Luton Town should fold pretty easily.

Johng

Would be nice to give the goal difference a boost tonight, but will settle for a no late drama’s win

GoonerDave

There is no way we are interested in Toney. He doesn’t just have a gambling problem, he bet against his own team. That is really scummy behaviour. Every time he misses an easy chance, we’d wonder if he meant to miss.
Aside from that, he is not a top striker. He’s over rated in my opinion and while he would strengthen the squad, he’s too expensive and at the wrong age too.
If Watkins at Villa can keep it up for the season, it might be better to go for him in the Summer.

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Leg…

They are quite good at home… Don’t go expecting mass of goals…

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Any team news

Socrates

Luton at home in their last 2, beat Palace, Liverpool with their elite attack needed a late goal to salvage a draw. Not sure where the “we should improve our GD” comes from

G

‘’ not trolling. You’ll see. Saka won’t get better and he will fall off a cliff.‘’

Your a funny man

Socrates

GoonerDaveDecember 5, 2023 18:41:37
There is no way we are interested in Toney. He doesn’t just have a gambling problem, he bet against his own team. That is really scummy behaviour. Every time he misses an easy chance, we’d wonder if he meant to miss.

Yep, you cannot as a classy club justify this kind of singing. Let’s forget Toney and move on. Chelsea I’m sure will be very interested and they would go together as well

TheLegendaryDB10

Ah… GoH. For me, he is our resident misanthrope with a wicked sense of humour. The problem is he likes taking the piss too much. I will never forget his Xmas pisstake where he proclaimed he had a child and had everyone congratulate him to then reveal he was making reference to baby Jesus. But, it makes for good old Le Grove banter, I guess. I respect GoH musical tastes. Sounds like someone who enjoys some good old rock n roll. But I don’t blame him. With Arsenal charging us through the nose for tickets, for a return which is… Read more »

Colney Gooner

Team news at 20.15

Socrates

I think if Mikel rotates much today we lose the “fear factor” that Luton might have and only give the belief. If fit he should start with our strongest side

TheLegendaryDB10

Colney Gooner

Surely they’ll post the team line-up before KO.

Dissenter

If a heavily rotated side cannot beat Luton the we have no business winning the league.
This is the game he has to rotate for.

Vila away will be very difficult

MidwestGun

Go H used to be an Arsenal fan… but he lost the plot along the way,…

Going out of your way to nitpick attack and predict failure at every opportunity.. of something you supposedly love or support at the very least, Is not support and in fact sounds a lot like divorce..

Maybe time to file for irreconcilable differences and move on.. If you can’t love Saka… it’s over dude.

jwl

American journo –

“Sources: Inter Miami finalizing a one-year deal to sign Uruguay legend Luis Suarez

Too early to say what his roster designation will be (DP or not). Fluid. Deal reunites Suarez with Messi, Busquets & Alba”

TheLegendaryDB10

The games on Prime… and we have Titi and Edu chatting to the host (next to Shearer and Roberto Martinez!!,)

MidwestGun

I also read Suarez needs knee surgery… at his age not sure that will ever pan out for Miami. So doubt it will be an all in contract.

Dissenter

Midwest
Suarez is getting that contract because Messi is getting lonely in Miami. He’s Messi’ best friend, their wives are like sisters.

jwl

Arteta going tall/physical tonight

Arsenal XI : Raya,White, Saliba, Gabriel, kiwior, Ode, Rice,Havertz , Saka, Jesus, Marti

MidwestGun

Ya I can believe that.. but it would be dumb to give him a DP level contract , not that I care about MLS. hahaha If they want to have old man Barca go for it .. I guess.

TheLegendaryDB10

Edu said we have targets…. but didn’t say which one.

But he did criticise our previous top 4 only aspirations that we had under Wenger.

Tbh, we are in between both.

Kroenke Sr is defo happy with top 4 (CL money and prestige increasing the value of the club).

Kroenke Jr will want to show that he can do just as well than their current US franchises.

Tets definitely wants to get some silverware to cement his name in our history.

Luteo Guenreira

This is a tough stretch of games, I don’t care what anyone says. 3 out of 4 matches away, with trips to Luton (where they’ve been tough as some posters have already pointed out), Villa Park, and Anfield, with Brighton at home where they beat us 0-3 last season.

Let’s see if we can truly kick it up a gear, if we can get a result at Anfield (where we really should have won last season) and stay top after that, it will do wonders for the team’s belief that we can see this through till the end.

TheLegendaryDB10

You are fast jwl.

SSN haven’t posted yet. 19:15 will be team line-up lands.

raptora

Perfect lineup. I agree with every player.

TheLegendaryDB10

‘Ere we go.

Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Subs: Ramsdale, Nketiah, Soares, Trossard, Jorginho, Nelson, Elneny, Zinchenko, Walters

Luteo Guenreira

I like Kiwior getting a start. Is he gonna invert though?

raptora

I saw The King TH14 is at the stadium. Let’s win it, shall we.

jwl

TheLegendaryDB10 – the problem was Wenger was semi retired for last 8-10 yrs and he stopped aiming for first, he was content with just qualifying for CL annually. Edu wants to aim for first again but if we finish fourth it not disaster is much better attitude.

jwl

TheLegendaryDB10 – There a few people on twitter who seem to get team lineup about ten minutes before it announced publicly and I don’t know how.

MidwestGun

To be honest.. I really don’t get upset about any lineups these days.. Pretty much versatile in the way we have recruited and play. As long as we don’t go full Galaxy brain with Partey hanging out as the right back. That was a failed experiment but it’s more about execution, really these days and not making dumb mistakes passing out of the back. Also playing at a higher speed at times and with intensity.

Leftside

Not a gimme tonight, we will have to be at it and earn a win. Lets do it.

Socrates

Kiwior should have come on for Zinny in the Wolves game. I would like to see him play the full 90 and move central later in the game hopefully giving some rest to one of our CB if we are comfortable

TheLegendaryDB10

jwl

I know. Which is good to see that he criticised that old stance thrme club had.

The fact that he pointed it out just shows how much our philosophy at the club has fundamentally changed.

And it’s a change of stance that I fully back.

Being the best has always been part of The Arsenal DNA. Of course, we have had highs and very low moments but that doesn’t detract that fundamentally this is what The Arsenal is all about.

Our motto says it all: Victoria Concordia Crescit.

Victory Through Harmony.

MidwestGun

Hopefully TT not making the trip is just him recovering fully.

Johng

RSpC I know that’s why I said it would be nice, seeing as they are one of the weaker teams in the league

TheLegendaryDB10

jwl

OK cool.

Don’t do twitter.

Must be some (paid?) race to whoever gets the exclusive team line-up leak.

Bilbo

Happy with Kiwior getting the nod. Would like the front 3 to get early subs if we can get an early lead. Luton have been doing fairly well of late. They beat palace, gave Liverpool a good game (draw) and only got edged by Mid-Table Man-U

TheLegendaryDB10

It would also be nice to see Reuell Walters getting subbed in.

That will only happen if we are leading comfortably before the final 20 mins.

Rich

New post.

MidwestGun

The bookies betting line favorite is 3- nil. So guess I would go with that.. They get it right quite often.

That would be a nice victory too.

TheLegendaryDB10

Loving Saliba.

So grounded as a player.

He still doesn’t consider himself as the best yet!!

Woaaoooh

Wooaaoooh

Woooaaah

Tadadadadada

Saliba!!!

(This one is hard to write!! 😂)

Dissenter

Saka and Martinelli will have joy today
We have to be clinical and finish off our chances early, then control the rest of the game to preserve our legs
Villa will run us ragged on Saturday.

Leftside

Get in! Exactly what I was saying

Just play our controlled game, it will win against their nonsensical kamakaze football.