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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 25/2/2013 10:19:50 PM   
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/feb/25/arsenal-profit-spend-transfers

Arsenal have made a 17.8m pre tax profit. They also have cash reserves of 123m.


Cool. Do Arsenal get a bonus 10 points in much the same way team that go into administration get deducted points?

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 25/2/2013 11:21:28 PM   
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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 4:40:56 PM   
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Say goodbye to CL football.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 4:57:40 PM   
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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 5:04:56 PM   
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Say goodbye to CL football.


Goodbye Arsenal.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 5:10:39 PM   
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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 5:23:57 PM   
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Not able to watch it but seems typical Arsenal. Give the opposition a 2 goal lead before starting to play in the second half.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 5:42:35 PM   
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You can always count Arsenal vs Spurs to be great,entertaining games.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 5:54:36 PM   
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Not able to watch it but seems typical Arsenal. Give the opposition a 2 goal lead before starting to play in the second half.


Actually Arsenal dominated the first half, then conceeded two goals in quick succession. Which is also typical Arsenal.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 6:15:34 PM   
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Very typical Arsenal. Dominate the game but fail to create any clear chances (only the Ramsay one near the end and the one where Giroud was through) and then some schoolboy defending. No idea what Vermaelen was doing for that first goal. I thought he was at fault for both goals. Arsenal also looked too narrow going forward, Walcott constantly coming infield and there was no one on the right flank. It also meant the right back was exposed. He needs to stick wider and stop making the same run over and over, it's predictable. Rosicky needs to play more, he drives them forward whereas Ramsay constantly slows the game and passes sideways.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 7:09:06 PM   
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Sigh, yeah very typical, no doubt we will put in a couple of big score, winning performances now and all will be right. Frustrating that we didn't really create good chances, neither did Spurs but took two of the chances they did have, the fact poor defending helped makes it worse actually.

On the optimist side just about a year ago they had, I think a 10 point lead, we beat them to take it to seven and ended up which is the gap now, although I've not checked that for accuracy. They also have a harder run in than we do. It's not exactly grasping at straws yet. Deflated but not ready to say its over yet for our sameaswinngatrophy spot yet. I see Spurs dropping 12 points in the following, Liverpool away, Swansea away, Chelsea away and Man City at home.

We only really have Swansea away and Utd at home to really be concerned about......possibly.......or maybe not.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/3/2013 7:16:59 PM   
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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 4/3/2013 11:50:07 AM   
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This team are just strengthening my opinion that the touted 70M war chest wouldn't even half cover what Arsenal need and that the defense is a huge issue that needs two centre halves and at least one defensive midfielder (possibly two) to be a side competing at the top of the league.
Ramsey is a liability where ever he plays, he either slows down momentum, loses possession, poor distribution when wide, and daft fouls.
He should be a squad player at best never a starter regardless of injuries.

Two Centre halves, potentially an experienced older keeper, two defensive midfielders, a top world class centre forward, winger, and potentially one attacking central midfielder to rotate Wiltshere etc.
You could sign Christian Eriksen/Mario Gotze, Falcao and Edinson Cavani but still need a similar amount on the defence (never going to happen just enforcing the point)

Obviously they would be top level signings and maybe better value could be found elsewhere, but still the amount of money and players needed to turn that team into a title challenging one is immense.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 4/3/2013 1:10:56 PM   
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I'd argue they need a couple of decent strikers to boot. Basically a new core to the entire squad, this 1.5bn takeover (which admittedly sounds like bollocks) is desperately needed.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 4/3/2013 2:47:47 PM   
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In the short-term, I hope they sort out their terrible defence sharpish (what does Steve Bould actually do?) and make up some points as I'd fucking love it if Chelsea finished outside the top four.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 4/3/2013 9:22:42 PM   
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In the short-term, I hope they sort out their terrible defence sharpish (what does Steve Bould actually do?) and make up some points as I'd fucking love it if Chelsea finished outside the top four.


They did an item on Bould during Football Weekly last week and they mentioned that he put his head in his hands and turned to Wenger saying "How many times do I have to tell them". Perhaps trying to teach inferior players how to play with a bit skill is even beyond him.

Their team looks so fragile it's remarkable they have managed to acquire the amount of points they already have. The overhaul that team needs is crazy. They looked terrified when standing in the tunnel next to Bayern the other week. The Arsenal side of 6 years ago wouldn't have done such a thing. Heck, even the team from 3 years ago wouldn't.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 4/3/2013 11:40:20 PM   
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In the short-term, I hope they sort out their terrible defence sharpish (what does Steve Bould actually do?) and make up some points as I'd fucking love it if Chelsea finished outside the top four.


They did an item on Bould during Football Weekly last week and they mentioned that he put his head in his hands and turned to Wenger saying "How many times do I have to tell them". Perhaps trying to teach inferior players how to play with a bit skill is even beyond him.


Aye, good point. Perhaps no matter how well they're drilled, the likes of Mertesacker and Vermaelen just aren't good enough footballers to pull it off.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 10/3/2013 5:56:12 PM   
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Spurs have dropped the first 3 points of the 12 I predicted. Expect them to collapse now just like they did under the 'best English manager' We will finish above them..again.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 15/3/2013 12:03:49 PM   
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I like your optimism....can I have some please?

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 17/3/2013 4:53:08 PM   
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I like your optimism....can I have some please?


How's that optimism now fella? It's game on, we came from 10 points last season, Spurs have a tougher run in too, doesn't mask our own problems and failings this season but top four at least is very possible.

And that's not 3 of the 12 I predicted they'd drop

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 17/3/2013 9:39:03 PM   
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*wobble wobble*

We'll probably still find a way to fudge this up though

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 28/3/2013 10:09:15 PM   
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Diaby out for nine months.

Surely this is the end of his top flight "career".

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 29/3/2013 2:00:01 AM   
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Yep Crocked again, he should either quit or go to a club that can look after its players.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 29/3/2013 9:21:33 AM   
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or go to a club that can look after its players.

WTF is that meant to insinuate, that Arsenal are culpable for his injuries?

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 30/3/2013 1:59:30 AM   
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or go to a club that can look after its players.

WTF is that meant to insinuate, that Arsenal are culpable for his injuries?


Pretty much yes as their injury rate and recovery time every year is absurd.

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RE: Arsenal - 1/4/2013 8:22:26 AM   
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Gervinho scores one and assists two! The new Henry has finally arrived!

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 1/4/2013 10:48:49 AM   
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or go to a club that can look after its players.

WTF is that meant to insinuate, that Arsenal are culpable for his injuries?


Pretty much yes as their injury rate and recovery time every year is absurd.


Your point of view is absolutely absurd.

Some players are just prone to injurys more than others. Owen and Hargreaves are just two of hundreds of examples that spring to mind. I honestly can't remember Diaby having a major injury before he got his ankle done in that horror tackle. He was only 19 then and hasn't really ever come back since, a few games here, a few there between other injuries. It's a real shame as the potential was there, he's just never had the time and run of games to be able to realise it.

I think that will him be done in all honesty, not just at Arsenal but possibly the game. I just can't see anyone wanting to sign him, if he ever manages to become relatively injury free.



Anyway, another win. That optimism is there now!

Seriously though, right now it looks like it could be Chelsea that are the team that could drop out of the top four. Lets look at the run in and my predictions!

Arsenal 53PNTS

West Brom A D
Norwich H W
Everton H W
Fulham A W
Man Utd H L
QPR A W
Wigan H W
Newcastle A D

70PNTS


Chelsea 55PNTS

Sunderland H L
Spurs H D
Fulham A D
Liverpool A W
Swansea H W
Man Utd A L
Aston Villa A W
Everton H W

69PNTS


Spurs 57PNTS

Everton H W
Chelsea A D
Man City H L
Wigan A W
Southampton H W
Stoke A D
Sunderland H W

71PNTS


Although I'm probably and usually wrong! Certainly going to be exciting though!


I'm really hopeful that we can scrape into the top four and then make some major squad changes in the summer and spend some money. Even Wenger must have seen that he needs to spend this summer, SURELY! But the only way we can attract the players we need that will improve our squad is if we finish in the top four. Pretty much make or break few weeks for us as a club.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 1/4/2013 11:19:17 AM   
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You've got to admit though YFU that Arsenal have always had injury problems in their squad. It seems every season they have an injury list bigger than Bale's ears. Not saying it's the case with Diaby but I've said on here before that it's either that they buy injury prone players or are doing something wrong in training and the physio's room.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 3/4/2013 5:31:11 AM   
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You've got to admit though YFU that Arsenal have always had injury problems in their squad. It seems every season they have an injury list bigger than Bale's ears. Not saying it's the case with Diaby but I've said on here before that it's either that they buy injury prone players or are doing something wrong in training and the physio's room.


Yup, all Arsenal players legs are made of glass it seems so that any knock they get and they are out for about 10 weeks minimum!

Seriously though it has to be down to the way they are training or being instructed by the physio's.

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RE: Arsenal FC - 2013 - 13/4/2013 4:55:50 PM   
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