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Maybe Arsenal could re-unveil Petr Cech

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UCL team, youngsters are:
O'Connor
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Hey all, so the mobile site is up and running. Its just the base model right now. More options to be added.

While I've got your attention, I'm pushing for a Banter thread, one for the BPL, one for La Liga. It'll be a place for everyone to have a go at eachothers clubs. Swears will be unfiltered, trolling your rival team will be welcomed as long as it doesn't get personal. We just want a place where Banter is the name of the game and you know what you're walking into.

The forums are still to be for general team discussion. The Banter threads will be where we allow the gloves to come off. As GSS put it, "I love the idea of people realizing the forums should stay almost banter free so if you wanna 'fight' let's take it outside."

Also on a side note I've inquired to the devs about an IM system. We'll see if thats at all do-able, not sure yet. Most of us who were around for it miss having Meebo.
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"... and you know what you're walking into."

This is the best part. If someone goes in there and starts bitching it will be so sweet.
Don't forget to remove the Report function on the banter page or you're likely to be opening a Pandora's Box.
^Lol LGW! We will be able to block people who want to make it personal. Its banter not no holds barred. Alot of people have been asking for a Banter thread. I've been here over 6 years now and I've seen various mods talk about it and they we're never able to agree. Now we have nearly unanimous concensus among the mods this should happen. Its not a 100% sure thing its going to happen yet. But it was Zilch's baby and I'm trying to push through his legacy. He spent so much time trying to make this a reality it tired him that the devs never responded. Now that we've got some of their attention we're coming to an agreement as to how we do it.
can we get better notification system? i have to crawl like 100 pages just to find my comment lol
@Chelsea61

Nah, it's not that. I just worry for your sanity as Mods. You're gonna have thousands of reports daily. Well, it'd be a different story if you Mods are paid, but since you're not, I care for your sanity :P
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^I appreciate your concern LGW. That is a really good idea BTW. The reoprt button should not be part of the Banter thread. We will also be able to control who's let in as reward for good behavior or bad. At this point we don't have hundreds of people to worry about only a few. Each mod knows the hot heads and tbh some of these guys will do well in a banter page. And if there's potential for not being allowed in the Banter thread or any other part of the site they do end up listening and backing down.

The banter thread is long overdue. The amount of trolling on the internet is massive. By cutting that off we lose a huge demographic. We're just trying to accomodate the demand.
News Flash 61. That will be epic!!! But yes, still no religious attacks, personal attacks in terms of race, gender, etc. Just to be clear guys.

Everyone, the moble version of the site kicks in after a certain point but you can always scroll below to switch back to normal desktop view if viewing via phone.
uhhhhhh......

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20150902/arsenal-weekly-theo-walcott-exclusive








.....no
What's wrong with it? Recently theo has been prEtty mature about his role Anywhere across the front line depending on where wenger wanto him
"I want to play up front but there’s a lot of competition for places here. I will do my best in any position when I am given the opportunity to play for this club. I will always be judged on goals and assists but I feel like I would score a lot of goals up front"
The thing with Theo playing up front is strange. When it works, it works amazingly and he'll bag a few goals in a game. When it doesn't work, it is so damn awful and boarder line embarrassing for him to claim he is a central player. There doesn't seem to be anything in between. It either works really well, or it's a total disaster.

Having said that, his performances this season in the central role have been horrible. Against Chelsea he did f**k all, and then again against Newcastle. The season he scored all those goals he was feeding off Giroud and also assisting many of Giroud's goals. Keep him out wide and let him do what he does. The central role experiment has failed in my opinion.
inconsistent is the word for Walcott as CF.
I wouldn't be surprised if Sanchez would want to leave, right after we won the FA cup he said he wants more and he wants the bigger trophies and there's no way with the way we're going can we give him that. I thought we were over the times when our best would leave, maybe those times will come again.
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You don't think Cech is a big signing? He's one of the best goalies in the world. Wenger has brought in one big name every summer for three seasons now. I'm relatively happy. Clubs of our stature like dortmund, juve, and atletico haven't brought in any big names either. Juve lost three big names in one window! It's been a tough transfer window for many many big teams. Look at PSG, Chelsea and Madrid. Even they've STRUGGLED. Man U had to settle for an overpriced teen to replace RVP! Real only have Navas as goalie! An aging bayern squad bought only one big name in vidal!
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Didn't Atletico pick up Jackson Martinez (who subbed on late and scored a great goal in his last game).

All those teams except maybe Juve and United got what they needed in the transfer window. But for us it, we need the 2 areas that are impossible to get right now
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Did I mention Cech?

And Cech was a massive signing but that doesn't take away the fact we haven't signed any outfield players which we needed.

It's astonishing that we didn't sign a cover for Coquelin, simply unbelievable to say the least. How insane could someone be to think we can win a title with one able DM, The man has been at Arsenal long enough to know that injuries has always been our achilles heel, every season one of our best players is bound to get injured.

It gets me thinking that the PL is not an actual target, if he was serious he would've addressed the problems that have fucced us over the last couple of seasons.

I want him out and I wouldn't change my mind, he's had the benefit of the doubt for too damn long now.
@Filsuf

Not to burst your bubble but Juve probably don't need as many reinforcements because they have consistently done well in their league and won it, too. Not to mention, they made the finals of CL.

Atleti are arguably stronger now with the addition of Jackson Martinez and Filipe Luis. I've watched them preseason and both their league games and they will be very tough to beat.

Bayern win the league by 15-20 points almost every season. And they had arguably 2 of the best signings of the summer in Vidal and Costa. They don't need any other reinforcements, which is probably why they haven't signed anyone.

All Madrid lacked last season was a consistent GK + a DM. They have Casimero back and they signed Kovacic. They should have also signed DDG if they weren't so incompetent but Navas is a world class keeper. They have guys like Jese, Isco and Kovacic coming off the bench. Not too bad imo.

All in all, most clubs that aim to win big trophies address their issues. Arsenal signing only Cech says it all.
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Unless we can win the league or cl, signing big is not the main prob. But winning the league or cl is crucial to keep star player
@St1or
You're forgetting the injury problems we've always had. Is the squad good enough to win the UCL? As long as they're all fit, we have a reasonable chance.
All this bullshit about if one of our players gets injured who's gonna replace him, pisses me off

Yes we all bloody know that if Coq gets injured, that we won't have a like for lik replacement, but that situation is in every damn team...

Aguero gets injured? Then what
Rooney/Smalling gets injured?
Matic gets injured?
Coutinho and Benteke?

Injuries can happen to anyone at any time, some might get luckier than others, but tthat's football for you
@LGW and @Xgooner

Aguero had Dzeko, who saved their asses countless times.
Rooney HAD RVP/FALCAO but if he gets injured this season, they have Fellaini/Martial (:'D that says a lot about their title ambitions, doesn't it?
Don't know who Magic is
Coutinho and Benteke are far from title challengers..

Let's take Barca for example.. we have Adriano and Mathieu to replace Alba. Adriano and Sergi to replace Alves. Vermaelen Pique Masch Bartra and Mathieu as CBs. Rakitic Busi Iniesta and we have Sergi, Masch, Rafinha, Arda* to replace any one of them. and MSN up front, we lack quality atm but we've had the likes of Pedro and Alexis over the years and I am 100% sure we will sign someone in January.

Same goes for Bayern and Madrid.. they all have adequate replacement NOW for their XI players.
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Thank you xgooner, people alwayS talk about what if coquelin gets injured, and arteta, and wilshere? Of course that would suck, no team has enough depth that missing 3 minfielders would be ok. We already have enoUgh depth so that some of our guys (Flamini, rosicky, chambers) won't even make the bench for most games
@st10r its all fine and good but Arsenal is not barca/real madrid/bayern. They are a league above us and rest of the world - in terms of attracting players and financial muscle.

The teams Arsenal can compete with are chelsea, manu, mancity. we have more or less the same depth as chelsea/ManU but less than Mancity. if we finish behind chelsea/manu this season its because our poor performance and not the signings.
The fact Is, the better the team gets, the harder it is to improve us each transfer window. Look at what we needed a striker. We were calling for benzema, lewa, cavani, but how do you convince them to leave a team where they are a starter, getting paid more? We needed to rely on those teams signing strikers that would make our targets surplus
Im yet to hear a player stay or sign for a club to play alongside a GK
ur comparing barcelona, a team who can buy who they want, when they want, heck even if they are banned, to a club like Arsenal, who are sustainable football club, trying to get to the pinnacle of football, relying on the players we had to produce and sell, and now build a team worthy to fight the champions.

st1or, u have just strengthened my case, all the players u listed for city/chelsea/MU are gone now, and they havent got any sufficient replacements, yet why is it that Arsenal are lambasted??? is it cos we were smart enough not to overpay for average players, or players we relied on potential???? and maybe actually wait for the right player to fit the puzzle of our team....

and i swear if someone mentions Schneiderlin again, im gonna rip my hair lol, THE GUY GETS PAID MORE THAN OZIL AND SANCHEZ FFS!!!!!!!
Each time we wait wait wait for someone to complete the puzzle our top players get older. Not fair to those players such as Santi then you'll have to yet again hit the reset button for better and younger players.

We could've won the league a couple seasons back had we strengthen but we didn't and players got injured and burnt out towards the end. Now we're playing on a different level playing field. Going to be more difficult to win the league now that top top players are more difficult to get though we have a pretty good team.

Anyways, whatever I'll still support the team and manager till he leaves.
It's no surprise, this is the Warzone of footytube. 2 opposing sides, arguments all day long. where is the unity?
we have to face the reality...that our fans are divided on AW....this divide has been growing larger and larger in the last few seasons....and with the lack of signings its really at a critical stage.....only thing that calm this down is the team going on an unbeaten run
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tbh i think you guys will regret it when he leaves. Things will get worse before they get better. that is inevitable when a manager who have been at a club for so long leaves. Look at us. We are still struggling to bounce back after Sir Alex. My question to those who want him out is that are you willing to go through that period and how long would you be willing to stomach it for?
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I disagree. SAF left a complete mess that only HE could deal with. Arsene has set the next coach up perfectly! New Stadia, great youth prospects, decent 1st team, youth and experience abound. The only thing a new coach needs to do is spend a bit on some depth signings. Just 2 or 3 and the squad is formidable. The problem with Wenger is he'd rather stop short than over do things. Sometimes its ok to over do things though.
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For all fans, Arsenal, United, Chelsea, Etc.

This is an excerpt from a very good read:

" It is a transfer window that has certainly again highlighted a chasm in the respective philosophies of Wenger and Jose Mourinho. Whereas Wenger so values continuity, Mourinho clearly believes in creative tension. It means that, when there is the possibility to improve, even marginally and by discarding a player with potential, Mourinho will often take it."

- Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/11837726/Arsene-Wengers-attitude-to-the-transfer-window-risks-breeding-complacency-at-Arsenal.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69g5KrjZcV4

the perfect number 9.
Here's a list of players (mainly top players) that were available this year for the most part.

Strikers Once Available (2015)

1. Carlos Bacca (veteran)
2. Paolo Dybala (young, choose Juve over us)
3. Lacazette (young)
4. Higuain (overpriced, bottler)
5. Iván Lavezzi (winger/striker)
6. Edison Cavani


These are 'pure strikers' (not center forwards) who were available at some point. I would've went for Carlos Bacca or Dybala. The latter I heard wanted a Juve move to stay in Italy so we did try with him. Bacca would've been ideal because he is pretty good and a proven goal scorer. Everyone else, meh.

DM Once Available (2015)

1. Morgan Schneiderlin (perfect for us)
2. William Carvalho (injured/unproven)
3. Geoffrey Kondogbia
4. Adrian Rabiot
5. Giannelli Imbula (perfect for us)
7. Luiz Gustavo
8. Lars Bender
9. Christoph Kramer
10. Grzegorz Krychowiak (more of a destroyer but distributes well)
11. Victor Wanyama (more of a destroyer but distributes well)

The Italian League clearly acquired the majority of DM's this season. Most of these guys are top players and almost any one of them could've made the cut at Arsenal.
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I don't think that's enough for Philosophy, he's been everywhere writing the same comment.
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U also missed the fact at how ridiculous some of their wages are I.e Schneiderlin
Lol if it were really that easy, Man Utd wouldn't have had to pay 36m quid on a teenager or pay a player higher than ozil!
Add Guarin to that list. Can play both sides of the ball.
if the player was not sold, how do you know they were available
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gonna have a huge war chest by the winter transfer window, sign pogba and win league,
Sanchez 23 goals, Giroud 17 goals theo 15, ramsey 14, ozil 10, ox 6, wilshere 6 cazorla 6, welbeck 5, coquelin 3, Bellerin 3, Kos 2, Merts 2, Gabriel 2, monreal 1 arteta 1,

thats 116 goals if these players perform at a decent level. I know the Ozil number is high but thats his season goal this year. I would love to see a big, powerful, graceful midfielder like Pogba in this team. If we score 116 goals this year we should win the league.
Chelsea scored 73 last year and won it. Lets get behind these players and give them the confidence to do their best!!
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Are those league goals only? That's a really hard task to get 3 players over 15 goals in the league from the same team and not to mention over 100 goals for one team.
But don't worry, we're just saving up for Messi. Should be able to afford him by the time he's in his 50s
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Be realistic, we are not getting Pogba. His transfer fee is crazy, his wages is even more ridiculous and not a single big name moves in January.
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