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I wonder if I should bet on Spurs winning against City, that way if they win I wont be so disappointed, if they lose then ill still be happy :P
don't bet
Santi new contract, he may not play. But what a guy to keep in the dressing room :D
Please tell me you guys have seen the new banner at the Emirates 😂😂😂
I havent seen yet, but heard that its Sanchez with his dogs? is that the one?
Yup lol pulling out all the stops to keep him happy
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I think he does wants to stay for footballing reasons, but everything ruled by money these days... and with all those shady tax evasions, he is a bit of greedy one.. hopefully Arsenal and Sanchez camp will work something out
If he leaves, it won't be for money. It will be to go to a club that wins trophies. But keep telling yourself that if it makes you happy 😆
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no, it will be somewhere better suited for his dogs you
If it's for a club for trophies, then why leave Barca? Got plenty of game time, and won all possible trophies to offer... And if I remember Barca fans telling me. They loved him up there... So yeah if he leaves imo, it will be for one last big pay cheque. South Americans care about their grass roots and always try and help out. Big pay cheque will sort his hometown out
Lol he doesn't play for free he already has a big paycheck. It's no China money but it's pretty obvious he wants more and I can't blame him he's our best player and we should give him whatever he wants for himself and his dogs
This game looks like it has all the makings of those 1-0 wins where the keeper saves so many shots
Adebayor: Arsenal’s problem is that today they are just Özil and Sánchez

LMAO. This guy can never stop winding up gooners
lol, the guy is just looking for attention
no cech and kos we are dead too .
Funny Adebayor talks so much lol. He probably wishes any club depended on him so much
Well if to go like that Diontan, if no Bellerin, Mustafi, Ospina, Giroud, Iwobi, Monreal, Gibbs, Xhaka, Ramsey, Coq, OX, Theo we are sooo dead too..


Conclusion every fukking player in the squad is very important.
He is such a bell end
To be honest, of course everyone is important, but u can clearly see adebayor naming some big name standout player. Based consistency on every game (mostly) for a few seasons, clearly cech and kos had been the one, just like sanchez. Of course coq is acceptable for me too. Others not really for me. No mustafi and xhaka because they just arrived, so as some youngsters who progressed last season. Others ? We will talk about it when they stay consistent or healthy.
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Arsenal News:

-Jenks could be loaned to Palace if he can agree terms with them. I've seen some online articles saying he's sold. We'll find out the real story soon I suppose.
-Gabriel is our 2nd choice RB, which I'm completely ok with. Debuchy is in limbo...floating around somewhere.
-Bellerin, Coquelin and Gibbs are back and available for sunday.
-Theo still out
-Mertesacker is training now, not with the squad though. Few weeks out still, but was given a contract extension for 1 more year.
-Giroud is back in training.
-Lady Gunners signed American Heather O'Reilly wearing my fav number 17. 3-time Olympic champion and 2015 World cup winner will certainly add some strength to them...although I have never actually watched a full ladies match lol
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Woah! Yes. The 1st team squad will be back for Chelsea then. I'm pumped. We have moved on from Santi unfortunately. Xhaka Coquelin is our first team Pivot now. Im hoping the solidity can match Matic Kante.

lol at the last bit of your post. All I know is those ladies WIN! I only ever see em when they win something....which is often.
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/10733616/laurent-koscielny-hails-arsenal-boss-arsene-wengers-influence-on-his-career

This interview from Koscielny supports what I've long felt is Wenger's biggest strength and, as a result, also Arsenal's biggest weakness.

Wenger is known to be a very nurturing, paternal figurehead. Players have always come to Arsenal and developed very well, as players and as people. People say Wenger has an eye for spotting talent at young ages and from lower divisions, but perhaps a part of his brilliance that goes largely unnoticed is his ability to help players actually reach their potential.

Very rarely has a player left Arsenal under Wenger's stewardship and developed (as a player) much further than the point at which they left. I find it impressive and a source of pride that many former players cite him as the biggest influence on their careers.

However, I feel there is also a negative consequence for the club as a result. One thing Wenger is certainly not renowned for is the passion and intensity of someone like a Conte or a Klopp. That is not to say he is not passionate about Arsenal or football in general, but rather his demeanour and body language are evidently far more serene.

On the sidelines, if a game is not going well, players sometimes need a charismatic figure bouncing and shouting. Wenger's calmness may suit a player and help bring out the best of them but I feel it does not always benefit the team as a whole.

I feel that the comparable lack of intensity in his style seeps in to the squad and is reflected in some of the lethargic displays we have seen over the years. When Arsenal play with intensity, we can demolish teams. I think back to 3-0 victories over Utd and Chelsea in recent seasons where the hallmark of the display was the speed and urgency in our game.

That urgency is not always present and, when we start slowly, we play poorly. Usually there is a rallying late in the game when it dawns on the players that we're in danger of losing the game. I can see a visible increase in tempo for the last 20 minutes and that is when we sometimes manage to salvage the game, but we do not always succeed. Think Bournemouth 3-3 this season - with the right intesity in our play, we would likely have walked away with 3 points rather than 1.

I do not foresee this scenario changing under Wenger's stewardship. He will, for as long as he is Arsenal manager, produce teams that play a particular brand of football. Whilst it can be aesthetically pleasing when it works, it can be frustratingly predictable when it doesn't. I feel our teams lacks a "killer instinct" for want of a better word. There is a missing ingredient in our recipe and I do not think we will win the title until we find it.

History does not suggest that Arsene will change the recipe. If his contract is extended I will, of course continue to stand behind him and his teams. However, I do not foresee us sustaining the requisite level of intensity in our performances to be crowned champions. For every thumping victory there is a 0-1 loss at home to Southampton round the corner. We will continue to produce great players and great men but I feel we will continue to fall short in the title race.
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I agree, its natural human psychology. The players reflect the attitude of the manager to an extent....its ok though. We have Sanchez the grouch now. He is improving everyone's mentality.... Ox most of all but Theo and Ozil too. Ox is like a brand new guy this season. Has really buckled down.
It's that "human" side of Wenger which he brings to Arsenal that has made me stay as an Arsenal fan over the years. If it's that "human" side in the whirlwind of a game that is as much business as it is sport nowadays, then I will proudly sign up for another 12 years of it.

It's got nothing to do with desires for titles or wins - I want titles and Wenger wants titles as much as anyone - but it's a philosophy of doing things the right way that I really cherish.

In that sense, since I started supporting Arsenal when I was 8 years old (due to the wins of the Invincibles), Wenger has also indirectly but massively formed the philosophy that I carry on in my day-to-day life outside football. As a 22 year old just entering the whirlwind of adult life, it's a philosophy I'm grateful for and one that I hope I never lose no matter how big the pressure for "results" come my way as I get older.

Growth or achievement? Well, obviously strive for both. But if I have to choose one, I pick growth. For achievement on its own will surely come to an end, while growth will always set yourself up for good times even if the road is longer.
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Can't pick one out of Growth and Achievement...Because end of the day Growth is measured by Achievement.

Regarding winning titles the "Right way". I dont think anyone has won it "wrong way" over last 13 years. Every club & manager will have der own philosophy and they get results based on that...United , City ,Chelsea & Leicester have all won titles playing good football scoring plenty of goals.

Philosophy was same even during Invincible season...Only difference was players and the winning mentality in 11 players on the pitch. After that one by one Henry , Viera , Silva , Cole etc started moving out since then squad has never been settled. Because again you guys lost Cesc , Nasri, RVP....Problem is not with Wenger you guys need 11 Alexis in the team period!
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Growth is more than just achievement. Certainly an element, a huge element in sports but for me growth is also about seeing young players develop and become diehard Gunners. It is why Jack might end up as the biggest disappointment of Wenger's time here, not just because he didn't achieve but because he didn't grow into the player he could have been.

There most certainly is a wrong way. I'd never support a team with a manager like Mou. It's fine if you do , plenty of friends who supported him at Chelsea, but he makes me sick with the eye gouging and his general behavior.
@Baz - you can also argue that achievement is measured by growth. It is all relative to where your starting point is.

Koscielny for example, came from Ligue 2 and is now vice-captain at Arsenal, a regular in the French national team and recognised as one of the best central defenders in the league. Although he hasn't won the league title, he has still achieved a lot.

In contrast, someone like Richard Wright has a premier league winners medal but has not grown as a player (in my opinion).
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EOD, Fans will always try to find excuses and comfort themselves as to why A is better than B. (All fans are guilty of this btw)

ArsenalHero - What has Mou got to do with this argument?

There are teams/clubs who've grown and over achieved as well.

Wenger is a good manager. I personally hope he stays at Arsenal for another 5 years. cheers.
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Fair enough Deff - But dont you think players in United , city and Chelsea who have achieved over last decade have grown? What im trying to say is just picking one out of growth and achievement does not work well. Both should go parallel to each other.
Example: Hazard who came from a French league has achieved and grown into a world class player over past few seasons. same can be said about many players in PL.

Growth is 1st objective for every player. But at some point achievement is a must to show results of growth.
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I know we all aim for the PL title but some players actually have grown to achieve success. We won 2 fa cups in the past 3 years. OK its not like winning the PL but its still a major trophy. Trophies are slowly coming back and if sanchez stays i believe there is more to come maybe even PL who knows...season is far from over and we usually grow stronger near march. Plus we will possibly go out of CL early and not have tough midweek games.

I think what Deff is trying to say is that wenger still knows how to develop, mot only young talent like Iwobi or Bells but even more experienced players still learn alot from him.
ok I think my point was mainly to Sjsung who said he would pick growth over achievement...which is fair enough and i respect his opinion.

Just making a point you cant just pick one out of them and both are must for any top player or manager with ambitions.

I agree with deffy about how Wenger is great at developing players and helping them grow...nobody will even argue about that.
Where did Cloudst go?
+1
He is having a break from footytube =)
+1
I miss his OP embeds ;)
+1
He said that when he returns, he will give his mod powers to me, and then clean my shoes


His words, not mine
+5
^If I was a mod I would have removed shoes and typed in penis.

respond with "thats why you not a mod", if you love Tottenham and hate Arsenal.
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Thats why you not a mod ;D
+3
Fair enough.
Dang hadee making use of them edit powers
+2
Hahaha Vaaz!

Sneaky sneaky Hadee318
+2
His head is in the Cloudst.
+1
Actually his head is up his arse. His ideas are in the cloud though
damn... lol
The next Cristiano Ronaldo, Memphis Depay, is leaving for Lyon
+9
Honestly tho. I wouldn't mind if we took a punt on him.

Tho he scarily seems like Balotelli in his attitude lmao
+2
Makes way for #7 shirt of Griezmann for them tho...
Next Ronaldo was Januzaj...I think Depay was next Hazard.
+10
the world doesnt need a next hazard, he was supposed to be better than eden. ;)
Turns out he was nothing more than the next Bebe
Right... I wouldn't go that far. but hopefully he pulls a KDB because he's got a lot of talent and potential.
Good luck SIF :)
+1
yeah Liverpool got screwed over getting Firmino instead of Depay
+3
only liverpool wanted firmino
+1
Oh what could have been Dan :(
+1
IF he pulls a KDb he'll come back to the pl and play for someone else
+3
Remember United fans saying they got the better player in Depay over Firmino.... oh what happy days lol
+7
Thankfully Firmino still has time to be better than depaldo lol
I was one of the people who was distraught when we missed on depay, so happy firmino turned out to be better (or fulfilled his potential better)
But we did have his image rights...
Sadly Depay image rights did not bring in nearly enough money to even water the pitch at OT so he had to be let go
Here we go. Theo is almost back...soon back to the original 4: Ozil Iwobi Theo and Sanchez. With Giroud and The Ox starring off the bench. This was working before. With Lucas and Welbeck as added fire power, I have confidence in our attack. For me our whole season depends on whether Coq/Ramsey/Elneny/Xhaka can deliver. The original back 5 will get back together soon(perhaps for Burnley even) and they are solid too.
Yeah I'm happy with the forwards and even relatively happy with the defence.

My main concern is the engine room - midfield. Elneny gone for AFCON, Santi injured, Wilshere on loan.


It only leaves Ramsey, Xhaka and Coquelin as recognised central midfielders. The key is to choose the right combinations depending on the opponent and for the guys to play sensibly and not lose their heads.
Coq is injured too
well damn...forgot he hobbled off. Ramsey still does not convince me, sometimes he plays very well but other times he is so frustrating.

We need him and Xhaka to find some consistency and provide both creativity and solidity in the middle of the park.
Wenger said coq and bellerin could be back this week
Xhaka and Ramsey haven't had many games together I still think a xhaka Ramsey Ozil midfield could be very good
^Arseblog has made me a believer in Xhamsey. 2nd half against Swansea(bottom table club) was good... yeah bells and Coq could be back for the next game and Theo could be back for the one after that. If Theo has another setback Lucas has to be promoted. He has done all the right things. It would really be his turn to get a run of games. Regardless we SHOULD win both games. All in all i think we all know Feb 4th is going to be a Big big day for us. 2 seasons ago these same Chelsea players comfortably coasted on a 10 pt lead to the title....I cant bear to witness that again.
When do you think your attack look better - with giroud upfront or with sanchez as a false 9 role?
Attack is definitely more sexy with Sanchez but some defenses.... pack the box making it....hard to penetrate.....you need a really big French coq to blast through sometimes is what I'm saying.
+1
It seems like coqzorla works better with a mobile three in front of them but xhamsey works better with Alexis wide and og up top


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Jesus is finally available for Manchester City, Klopp faces a choice between Origi and Sturridge and Costa may have to bide time for return to Chelsea starting XI
1 day ago
Arsène Wenger praised the growth in Chinese football and hopes India will soon ‘come to the game’
2 days ago
Crystal Palace’s search for recruits has been frustrated after they failed to agree personal terms with the Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson
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The Togo striker has been without a club since June but says he is feeling better than ever as he leads his country at the Africa Cup of Nations and would love a Premier League return
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The Arsenal forward Alexis Sánchez has cut a brooding figure recently but finds comfort in the positive vibrations of his labradors Atom and Humber
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Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sánchez scored for Arsenal in their 4-0 win at Swansea City but the Chilean reacted angrily to his substitution, though Arsène Wenger laughed this off
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The two remaining non-league sides in the FA Cup will both be at home in the fourth round if they win their respective replays
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