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Fred__Elliott
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:07 am

Looks like Sanchez deal is hinging on Micky

Wont happen if he doesnt want to go to Arsenal

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:53 am

Fred__Elliott wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:26 am
Eucrid wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:21 am
I think Aubameyang is a level above Lacazette. He'd go straight into the top 3 strikers in the league along with Kane and Aguero IMO.

Sounds like there are a lot of potential ins and outs at Arsenal right now. Hopefully Mislintat is working on a pretty big overhaul.
I agree he's better than Lacazette, I just find it odd, unless he is planning to go with 2 up top and Ozil free behind them. Just that he's not a like for like replacement.

You'd think he'd be up there with Kane and Aguero but you never know how strikers are going to settle coming from another league. Just wonder why no other big clubs are in for him if he's that good
By all accounts he's an absolute cunt to work with. Has been missing training etc. He also wants a big pay day. With United and Chelsea both looking for Sanchez and having just spent even more than Arsenal on new strikers you can see why they aren't in for him. City probably don't want a striker as old Aguero. PSG and Barca have loads of forwards. Then its just Real. I mean he was supposed to be going to China last summer.

Theo looks to be heading to Everton. I've always liked Theo despite his limitations but it makes sense for him to go.

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:13 pm

Just saw Nainngolan is off to China? Wtf happened him? He was being linked with Chelsea and apparently Utd had a bid turned down for him

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:26 pm

Last big pay day I guess. Should have moved to the Premiership 2 years ago, he'd be just as rich when he retired and he wouldn't have to sacrifice his ambitions.

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:29 pm

Jesus I forgot who Mhkitaryan's agent is.

Doubt Arsenal will pay what Raiola will be looking for

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Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:43 pm

Reading about the Barry Bennell case is boiling my blood. What an absolute fucking monster. You'd have to say he would've been a big factor in Gary Speeds suicide.

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Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:05 pm

I’ve not read any of it yet, just heard bbc say 4 people he trained committed suicide.

Is there any proof he abused any of them, sexually or otherwise?


Also, two suspensions vs Brighton. Good man Chelsea!

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:23 am

It's incredibly sad, obviously we will never know regarding Speed unless Bennell admits it. The likelihood that he did abuse him, given the apparent prevalence off the abuse, it's just horrible to think about.

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 pm

How do Arsenal fans feel about getting Mhkitaryan as a swap for Sanchez?

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:36 pm

Not great.

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:14 pm

He might suit arsenal more than United, but he's a downgrade on Ozil on form, and he looks very lightweight in the league so far.

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Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:20 am

Yeah I do think he is more suited to Arsenal's style, he doesnt fit in our system. His highs are never as high as Ozil, and he's inconsistent.

But if Wenger can get form out of him like we had up until the Liverpool game at the start of the season, he'll be good for the team

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Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:36 am

I really don't want to see Mkhitaryan go.
I'd was hoping that he'd outlast Mourinho.

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Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:40 am

If we can get Aubameyang I wont mind getting Mhkitaryan but if we don't I think it'll be a disaster because we need to replace Sanchez goals. I'd rather we just got the money and put it toward someone like Malcom or Mahrez though.

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Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:18 pm

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:36 am
I really don't want to see Mkhitaryan go.
I'd was hoping that he'd outlast Mourinho.
Do you think it is Mourinho that's the problem with him? He is a form player and when he is out of form he contributes nothing to the team, he was fairly awful (similar to at the moment) during Klopp's last season. I'd like to keep him for hte CL, but I don't think he is suited to how we play in the PL

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Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:06 am

your man Carvalhal is great with his little analogies for everything

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Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:24 am

Conte whinging that Chelsea can't compete with the Manchester clubs :lol:

they spent £175m in the summer

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Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:56 am

Whilst they have a £45m offer accepted for a 31 year old striker who will be a backup to Morata

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:18 pm

Looks like Aubameyang to Arsenal is done. Delighted with that.

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:56 pm

decent chance of top 4 if they click

and yous get a new manager

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