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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Dec 26, 2018.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Dec 29, 2018.
  1. Liverpool Win

  2. Draw

  3. Arsenal Win

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  1. Emeryates

    Emeryates Heccy Regret

    Wtf we already lost o_O
  2. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    4/6 of the defensive players that started yesterday was bought this summer to fix our defensive issues too in what a lot of people were saying was amazing recruitment. That does not fill me with confidence. I’ll be honest, I only rate Torreira out of all our new signings. Getting seriously linked to the likes of Cahill and Banega now too smh, hopefully this is not the type of signings we can expect. We need to go after younger players in their early 20’s.
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  3. Ceballinhos

    Ceballinhos Cheating on Santi

    Most of us knew going into our new season with only Sokratis as a new signing was nothing short of a disaster.

    We were a team last year that couldn't defend AND we've lost our best CB in years in a terrible injury (Koscielny).
    And most of us were saying there was a huge chance Koscielny was finished after his injury.
    Lichsteiner has been the only "bust" we've brought this summer.

    Going into the season with the same group of players than last years who were already terrible and adding only Sokratis to replace our longest serving CB...

    It was suicidal.
    We were very fortunate Holding was much much better than expected (he was so bad last year) and hide the fact we were very short at the back.
    Now he got injured, everything is starting to fall off.

    Once again the club has been cheap and hasn't done fully its job in the summer.

    Go back 6 months ago and ask yourself if going into a season with Sokratis (coming into a new league), Mustafi & Holding (coming both from a terrible season), Mavropanos was really enough to compete for top 4.

    Furthermore Nacho has been mostly injured this season, one of our best and most consistent defensive player.

    Ornstein has been reporting we've only had a £50/70M budget last summer.
    This is where the problem lies imo.
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  4. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Yeah agreed, most of these summer signings except Torreira and Guendouzi were stop gaps at best.. Emery should have gotten Torreira, a quality cb and a quality winger or even a winger with potential.. 3 great signings would have been much better and then you find internal solutions if we are a bit short elsewhere.
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  5. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Nacho has been mediocre for years

    Should never been more than a squadie

    Kola is a huge upgrade
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  6. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    I honestly still believe the defence can improve markedly if coaching staff take them away from the main group and drill them .
  7. Emeryates

    Emeryates Heccy Regret

    Yeah... No
  8. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    Huge upgrade how?

    Kola is a **** passer, average on the ball and useless in the first phases of the build up. Only good when he has to put in a delivery.
  9. Emeryates

    Emeryates Heccy Regret

    Kola is an absolutely garbage LB. The only way he doesn't get exposed is with 3 at the back. Imagine even thinking he's better than Monreal
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  10. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    He is a beast

    We have been small weak and technical for years wtf did that give us?

    If The organisation is sorted out he will shine even more
  11. Emeryates

    Emeryates Heccy Regret

    Come back when Kolasinac blocks a single cross into the box
  12. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    If monreal was so Great Why did he never establish himself in The nt

    Why did no other club ever Come sniffing around?
    All our good players left so Why not him?
  13. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    He's a beast? That settles it then.:lol:

    Kolasinac is only a beast when there's a fight going, but when it comes to football there's rarely anything good coming out of him being a beast. Doesn't win duels at all, nor tackles, nothing.
  14. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Established Member

    Dude, give it a f**** rest. Your anti Nacho crusade is so lame now.
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  15. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Established Member

    Kola is a "beast"and a huge upgrade over Nacho...... :rofl:
    It is early in the day but those comments will be hard to beat today.
  16. Emeryates

    Emeryates Heccy Regret

    Oh God, you're the guy who blamed Monreal for that goal when Mustafi gave the ball away against at United, aren't you? Never mind.
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  17. Emeryates

    Emeryates Heccy Regret

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  18. Ceballinhos

    Ceballinhos Cheating on Santi

    Kolasinac isn't even close to Nacho this isn't even a debate. :lol:

    Nacho has been our most consistent player for the past 3/4 seasons and our best defensive player alongside koscielny.

    Kolasinac is just an injury & error prone player who can't even defend.
    The only thing that saves him is his offensive contribution.
  19. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    Nacho in his peak is way better.I don't rate him for a while now.
  20. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    The bolded part is partly what I was referring to when I said we need to start doing the right things as a club.

    As for Sp**s getting money for sales, it's not quite as simple as that. First of all, they've got the stadium debt to consider. Sure, the TV money and the inflated player market helps with that, as does the stadium naming rights, but the market is heavily inflated on the incoming players as well. In fact, the TV money has specifically inflated the market for English teams buying players. And while Sp**s may get lot of new young fans with the hype, fans that come quickly, go quickly as well if the hype stops which might happen if they start selling their best players and can't replace them. And it will not be easy for to replace Kane, Alli, Son and Eriksen etc. even with money, especially if they are not willing to break their rigid wage structure. And if they do break it, one wage increase will lead to another and suddenly your whole cost structure is different.

    Sp**s have certainly put themselves in a good position but they have lot of challenges ahead of 'em as well. Currently they are keeping top crop of players together cause the players buy the hype. Hypes come and go, especially if they don't win anything big and doesn't lok like they will anytime soon. They can't keep the kind of quality they now have that cheaply long term. The only thing really that I envy about them is that they have an owner who cares about the club, while we have a cartoonish redneck billionaire who's mainly interested in squeezing money out of the club through shady consulting fees in order to fund his moronic lion hunting fetish.
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