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No disrespect to Mourinho and Pep but I dont think they are capable pf building a team from scratch like Sir Alex or Arsene. Even though Arsene havent wpn major trophy for long time he did build great team with little money.
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Not in this day and age. FFP is a joke and Wenger is not the right manager for this decade of cash-is-king.
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I'd say it depends. In the PL? Maybe, it's a matter of trust and time given to them. I think if either Arsene or Sir Alex were managing lets say Southampton and had enough time they'd build the team up significantly, get top 4 and probably a few trophies here and there. Whether they would be able to keep their star players after success I don't know. Both managers know how to develop young talent and club infrastructure, a category maybe pep could be subscribed too, definitely not mourinho.

Also, I think "Wenger is not the right manager for this decade of cash-is-king" is a wrong statement. Maybe "Arsenal is not the right club for Wenger in this environment" would be more true for his own good. Give Wenger PSG and I bet he would up there in CL finals.
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i am so happy that we are signing a striker after so many years....i hope Perez will positively contribute to the success of the team and he will be contender for the starting role.........i am so excited....this season also i had a feeling that we are not signing a striker but , Hats off to AW ,you have done a good job you knew that fans desperately cried for a striker and you have brought in someone.. i know that he is not Lacazzete or Higuain or Vardy..but you never know...but he could be the next big thing.
Lol bro I don't get it why people keep on saying we haven't bought a striker in years even Robbie on arsenal fan tv said that.
Why everyone keeps on forgetting about dat guy danny welback. He was a striker last time I checked.

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Matuidi is said to be extending his contract at PSG. lol didn't see that one coming, he was just closes to Juventus now this.
once the owner wants to keep a player he won't let him go. Its kinda why psg players over stay their welcome. I don't think Matuidi will see much game time regardless.
Someone posted earlier this week hoping that Perez and Mustafi signings will hopefully bring the Arsenal fans together...I think it is clear that nothing is going to bring fans together this season.

The immediate jump by many "fans" to call Perez and Mustafi panic buys and not good enough has demonstrated that those who dislike Wenger would rather see those two fail so they can say told you so, than to see those two be successful and help lead the team to success.

I for one am glad I am not together with "fans" like those.
If by now our fans haven't realized that AW is a lost cause then i dont have any more to say. That man was once a great coach and a winner but now he is nothing but a menace with excuses. He should have been long gone but our fans doesn't have the character to make a stand
We should get a down vote button. Just because Arsene has not won EPL in a while does not mean that he is a lost cause. I think sometimes we lose because of our negative fans.
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Honestly those fans are not real fans of this club.
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Those who say wenger is a lost cause don't see the full picture. Not to absolve him of fault, but if you for a second acknowledge that he has been going along with the club's frugal management style you must realize what's next. One can only imagine what kind of manager the club will prioritize after wenger. One who would confront the management and force it to spend .... I don't think so.

Some fans would hate no matter what. I have been very critical of our transfer market this summer, but it's almost over and whatever the outcome in a few days it's over. It might be this manager's last season here. There is nothing left just to stand behind the team and forget the rest of the crap.
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remember this guys and i'll say this over and over again. When Arsene leaves nothing will change in the transfer front because we don't have revolutionary people in the board room. Just people content with what is going on. That is the reality we have to accept until there is major changes in the board room.
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You're wrong Cloudst, things will change alright. We will progressively start buying average players with 'potential' because we will no longer have that power to attract top quality players, especially if we bring in an unknown manager. The only reason we could land players like Ozil, Sanchez, Cazorla, Cech for a relatively cheaper price is because of Wenger.
Basically let's all hope that Usmanov fucks Stan Kroenke over
I don't even think we buy players with potential which is the problem we have no set direction in what this club wants to do bro. Unless we fix our identity crisis from the top the results on the pitch will not improve and the fans are making it worst by not identifying the problems right off the bat. I'm amazed that they don't see Kroenke and the board have been a big issue for a long time now yet the transfer blames go directly to wenger. The pitch I can understand but we honestly don't know what goes on in the back to blame Wenger all the time. In that regards, I really hope we can stand together as fans and unitedly target the problem because its obvious the AW division that fans and media have created has just gone way over the top now.
Surely walcott's ambition to play as a CF must be put to rest. There are at least 4 other people preferred ahead of him in that position. He better start putting in decent shifts on the flank. I want to say or else but the way the club has been nannying him I'm not sure there is an "or else" with him....
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I think he is old enough to realize that it is now or never for him if he has real ambitions to be a top player
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27 years old he needs to have a great season this time in his natural position, this time it think if he doesn't he will be sold cause of the new manager coming in...out of all the players in our team who i blame for not winning the title last season he is number 1
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I'd never given him the credit that he could have turned the season around for us. Walcott just doesn't seem to have the passion to win, he pulls out of challenges and doesn't seem to care about disappearing from games, the man never demands the ball when we need him most.

Wenger's commitment to him is one of his biggest failures for me.
Tbf it's very very difficult to come back guns blazing after an ACL injury. Forcing a change of position did not help Walcott at all after he returned from his injury. People expected him to bang in goals like he had been playing that position all his life. I guess he was put in that position partly because we could not find a viable Striker option last summer. It would have been best if he had just started on the flanks after coming back and slowly regained his confidence back. I believe he's already addressed that he would like to play on right wing this season earlier this summer. Theo alongside with Ox desperately need to find some form this season, they're both very exciting players to watch when in form.
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Yep, those injuries f**k with your head once you're back. Getting concussions and challenging for headers is another example. If you don't protect your body when you're back from a serious injury you may kiss your career goodbye.
With Perez arriving, Wenger might return us to back to the 4-4-2 formation we used to play and won titles with. Imo 4-4-2 suites our style of play compared to the 4-3-2-1 we play now, my problem is if he does play the 4-4-2 formation I don't think Ozil might fair well because he tends to drift out wide, which will make us very vulnerable in middle because the back four will be continuously be exposed.
With all the midfielders we have that is highly unlikely. Ozil just had a splendid season as the attacking mid why would wenger change that? Since Perez can also be deployed on the wings i think we will see him used like Welbeck
Yea I don't see us going back to pure 442. There are a few opponents where I can imagine the 2 starting, but I think generally he is just an alternative to Giroud, especially during his usual periods of calm, aka "lamppost period"
Yeah team is built around Ozil, we shouldn't mess with that. I see more of playing Perez through the middle and allowing him, Alexis and Iwobi when he is back to rotate as a front three.
442 is a difficult system for us now as we play a double pivot in deep midfield and Ozil as CAM. The classic 442 have a midfield either with a double pivot and 2 wide players in midfield or in a diamond with a CAM / nb 10.

Thats why we play a 4231 or a 433 depending who plays on the wings.
4 3 3..
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But I have watched Perez on YouTube videos, Am not so sure he is good at holding up play like Giroud from what I have seen, pundits on social media refer him as a Vardy type of player, and Vardy thrives in 4-4-2 system. Remember this was one of the reasons people said Vardy wouldn't do well at Arsenal, because most teams in league often sit back against us, making it difficult for players like Sanchez, Ox, and Walcott, to get behind their defense.

So one has to question how Wenger is going to accommodate Perez, in order for him to thrive, I think he wants to change things tactically in some games, that's why he triggered Vardy clause.
Guys we play watford tomorrow :P
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Bayern: Hummels for 35mio €
Arsenal: Mustafi for 41mio €

Find the mistake!
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Letting hummels leave for Dortmund and re buying him for triple the amount

Mistake found :)
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The hair on your Van Gaal DP
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I'm sure if Mustafi played in the BuLi then Bayern would have snapped him up for €41m. That's how it works, right? Buy all the opposition players?
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The mistake is that you are still a user Muffy.

You make a living out of trolling forums. This one is mildly annoying, any more and we will put you on status or ban you. Let this be a warning.

Thanks
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Is there an exception to punishment when the troll gets slammed?
Shay... No. Stupidity is never an excuse :P
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I don't get it. And I say that in my ditziest white girl voice.
Gnabry has been named Germany's Player of the Tournament in Rio. Also, Schalke sporting executive Heidel said "All the Bundesliga clubs except Bayern are looking at him." He's likely to go on a season loan soon, if not a permanent deal could happen.
Wow that guy is in Arsenal? Men Wenger has an eye for talent. It's crazy how he just picks out the likes of Bellerin, Fabregas, Henry etc. This guy could be a starter in a couple of years or maybe even by next year.
He's in his last year needs to sign a contract then leave on loan
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Gnabry got game time for the first team two years ago, scored against Swansea in one of his first appearances
Still remember his first goal! He was a breath of fresh air when we needed someone, just like jc last season.
I wonder how the Perez deal went down. If it was something that the club worked over the summer or a last minute attempt that seems to have gone through. Maybe a second best to some other targets that have fallen through.

Anyways, not the world class signing many would want but he is a different type of player to what we have. In positive light a different set of skills to get on the end of those ozil chances. Adds a bit of depth and variety to the team going forward, which would hopefully materialize into something this year.
I think probably a backup target when Vardy failed, since they are very similar in type.

Knowing how bad our negotiators are, I actually think this has been in the pipeline for a few weeks and has taken this long to finalize.
I bet we were waiting for other clubs top clubs to make big moves so that they would have to sell a player to balance their books like how we got Ozil..There was plenty of talk of getting Morata if Madrid got LewaD. It didn't pan out in our favor so we went ahead and signed our backup taget
both arsenal and everton scouting people wanted him. so its a ex-leicester recommendation: vardy and when it failed lucas perez.


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