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  • Re: Consequences of Everton vs Arsenal game.
    07 Apr 2014, 6:12

    Yeah, both Liverpool and Arsenal are in need of strengthening at the back... But Liverpool's front 3/4 + Gerrard have been scoring for fun, whereas Giroud looks disinterested half the time and hasn't had the back-up since their injuries apart from the odd goal from Rosicky or Cazorla.

    1st choice back 4's might be up to scratch, but after that, both sides are going to be found out against any team with a hint of attacking nous (or implode all on their own if K. Toure's starting).

    Luckily for Liverpool, they just bomb forward and outscore the opposition, Arsenal aren't able to do likewise right now.

    Bit off topic - but what is with Arsenal and injuries?...

    Must have something to do with training methods or the hardness of the pitch at their training ground? - Not buying into Wenger's crap about hair regrowth meds...

    Been this way for years... RvP, Eduardo, Rosicky, Diaby, Arshavin (or was he just not bothered?), Gibbs, Wilshere, Ramsey, Vermalen, Walcott and now Ozil
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  • Re: arsenal again fight for fourth
    26 Mar 2014, 13:26

    murf wrote:
    Blaze wrote:
    The fact is that until Stan Kroenke pisses off we'll never spend the money that we need to actually improve. Instead we'll continue to loan and buy cheap squad players from foreign second divisions for anything less than £12 million.


    Ozil? Suarez bid? Statements about cash available?

    I think Wenger is too set it in his ways following relative success (if not trophies) in the years of supposed austerity at the club and can't adapt to the new scenario of 'speculate to accumulate' meaning squad not stadium. The whole point of investing in the new stadium is lost if you just hoard your money like Ken Dodd. Will be doubly so if they miss out on the Wenger Cup, their raison d'etre.


    This article sums up the situation quite nicely.

    I would like to clarify something that came up in a recent blog concerning the Emirates Stadium debt. There are a few fans on this site who believe that the stadium debt is what has been hindering Arsenal from buying world class, quality players. This is not true, and I will explain below. Please read carefully because those of us who actually do know the facts would hate to have to post this over and over again.

    The total debt of the construction of the Emirates Stadium is roughly 500 million pounds including add-ons. Arsenal signed an agreement to pay off this debt over a long term, roughly being 20-25m per annum. If this agreement was circumvented in any way, it would incur major penalties, a risk Arsenal were not willing to take and haven’t. Therefore, the target date for the completion of paying it off is around the year 2031. Initially, through investments from companies like the Granada Media Group buying a stake worth 47million (5% shares) at the time, on top of Arsenal making a profit from selling our best players AT THE TIME (Overmars, Petit) we were able to go ahead with the construction. Arsenal secured a £260 million loan from a group of banks led by the Royal Bank of Scotland in April 2003. The cost of building the stadium had risen by 100m pounds during that period, forcing them to issue a bond scheme online via the website which raised several million, courtesy of the fans.

    Through various endorsement deals from Nike and others, Arsenal were able to continue the construction of the stadium, pay off the annual debt, and still generate a profit. The continual hiking of ticket prices and player sales made this a possibility. It is public knowledge that this accumulated profit has amounted to 70-80m up until now. For the past few years, Arsenal has been making a profit. In 2010, Highbury Square had been fully paid off and began generating profit. Emirates and Puma have signed some really lucrative deals with Arsenal accumulating to 320m pounds.

    Ladies and gentlemen, contrary to what you have believed about the stadium debt, Arsenal have been in a good position to buy world class players over the last 2 or 3 years. Instead of buying 2 or 3 top players every year, which would have bolstered our squad tremendously, given us a good chance to win silverware, given our existing world class players a reason to stay (RVP, Fabregas), increase fan support and ultimately make even more revenue, Arsene decided to go the cheaper route by buying 6 or 7 cheap players most of whom have ended up as deadwood, all the while sucking the life out of the wage bill and generally having little or no contribution to our club.

    We had to get RAPED by Man United 8-2 in order for Wenger to make some sub par signings 2 seasons ago. Those signings included Arteta, Mertesacker, Gervinho, Park and Santos. Let’s be honest, Arteta is the only one of those worth 2 bob. People can argue about Mertesacker, but in my opinion he is too slow and only looks good when Koscielny is playing beside him. (Look what a 35 year old Drogba did a few days ago). Basically we have had 4 players earning roughly 60-70k a week for 2 years who were written off as deadwood after a couple of games. Do the math, that is a whole lot of money gone to waste. I would rather Wenger have bought Mata and Cahill/Samba for a few million more, still have them in the squad today kicking arse and winning us trophies, than have a bunch of deadwoods doing nothing but leeching off the wage bill. The same applies to Djourou, Squillaci, Diaby, Denilson, Bendtner and a whole bunch of other players who just have not come to the party. Wenger is making a massive gamble every time he buys an unknown player, especially now that we have sugar daddy clubs on the rise.

    We have a saying in my home country ‘Goedkoop is duurkoop.’ Meaning – YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. 9/10 times, when you buy a big name, you get results. When buying unproven, cheap players the gamble is massive, and in our case, if they do end up becoming the next Henry, what do they do? THEY LEAVE ARSENAL, because of the very reasons I have mentioned above.

    What is even more worrying, is that if Arsenal fail to sign some big names soon and challenge for some silverware, we will have to say farewell to players like Cazorla, Kossie, Wilshere etc. It is time Wenger realizes he cannot keep giving us fans and players false hopes in pretending we are strong enough to challenge for titles with our current mediocre squad. The players and us fans need some kind of reassurance that silverware, or at least ambition to win silverware, is around the corner. It is public knowledge we have 70m to spend without repercussion. Arsene, please do yourself and us fans a favour AND SPEND IT ON TOP PLAYERS NOW!!! I would hate to write this article again same time, next year.
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  • Re: Players recent form
    21 Mar 2014, 21:28

    Code:
    de Gea, David   36
    Cech, Petr   35
    Lloris, Hugo   28
    Begovic, Asmir   16
    Hart, Joe   15
    Guzan, Brad   14
    Mignolet, Simon   13
    Boruc, Artur   12
    Marshall, David   12
    Howard, Tim   11
    Szczesny, Wojciech   10
    Vorm, Michel   10
    Ruddy, John   10
    Mannone, Vito   10
    Speroni, Julian   9
    McGregor, Allan   9
    Foster, Ben   7
    Krul, Tim   1
    Reina, Pepe   0
    Jaaskelainen, Jussi   0
    Westwood, Keiren   0
    Adrian   -2
    Stekelenburg, Maarten   -3


    Code:
    Davies, Curtis   44
    Ivanovic, Branislav   43
    Terry, John   41
    Cahill, Gary   41
    Kompany, Vincent   40
    Azpilicueta, Cesar   34
    Koscielny, Laurent   33
    Collins, James   31
    Mertesacker, Per   26
    Skrtel, Martin   26
    Zabaleta, Pablo   23
    Shaw, Luke   23
    Baines, Leighton   22
    Clichy, Gael   22
    Shawcross, Ryan   22
    Caulker, Steven   22
    Coleman, Seamus   21
    Tomkins, James   21
    Sagna, Bacary   20
    Vertonghen, Jan   19
    Chico   19
    Fonte, Jose   18
    Yoshida, Maya   17
    Figueroa, Maynor   17
    Evra, Patrice   16
    Rafael   16
    Clyne, Nathaniel   16
    Demel, Guy   16
    Vlaar, Ron   16
    Baker, Nathan   16
    Kolarov, Aleksandar   16
    Jones, Phil   15
    Smalling, Chris   15
    Rangel, Angel   15
    Rosenior, Liam   15
    Olsson, Martin   15
    Demichelis, Martin   15
    Johnson, Glen   14
    Flanagan, Jon   13
    Agger, Daniel   12
    Gibbs, Kieran   12
    Williams, Ashley   12
    O'Shea, John   12
    Davies, Ben   12
    Dawson, Michael   11
    Distin, Sylvain   11
    Bassong, Sebastien   11
    Turner, Ben   11
    Luiz, David   10
    Ferdinand, Rio   10
    Delaney, Damien   10
    Brown, Wes   9
    Bertrand, Ryan   9
    Walker, Kyle   8
    Martin, Russell   8
    Reid, Winston   8
    Coloccini, Fabricio   8
    Bardsley, Phil   8
    McShane, Paul   8
    Ward, Joel   8
    Vidic, Nemanja   7
    Vermaelen, Thomas   7
    Monreal, Nacho   7
    Lescott, Joleon   7
    Heitinga, Johnny   7
    Chester, James   6
    Pieters, Erik   6
    Cameron, Geoff   5
    Amorebieta, Fernando   4
    Rose, Danny   4
    Clark, Ciaran   3
    Jagielka, Phil   2
    Hangeland, Brede   2
    Debuchy, Mathieu   1
    Lovren, Dejan   1
    Cole, Ashley   0
    Enrique, Jose   0
    Toure, Kolo   0
    Assou-Ekotto, Benoit   0
    O'Brien, Joey   0
    Maicon   0
    Huth, Robert   0
    Cuellar, Carlos   0
    Garrido, Javier   0
    Shotton, Ryan   0
    Connolly, Matthew   0
    Turner, Michael   0
    Wilkinson, Andy   0
    Hughes, Aaron   0
    Ramage, Peter   0
    Buttner, Alexander   0
    Senderos, Philippe   0
    Hudson, Mark   0
    Hooiveld, Jos   0
    Faye, Abdoulaye   0
    Rat, Razvan   0
    Moxey, Dean   0
    Diakite, Modibo   0
    Alcaraz, Antolin   0
    Popov, Goran   0
    Kaboul, Younes   0
    Luna, Antonio   0
    Okore, Jores   0
    Kelly, Martin   0
    Jenkinson, Carl   0
    Sakho, Mamadou   0
    Chiriches, Vlad   0
    Wisdom, Andre   0
    Williamson, Mike   0
    Evans, Jonny   -1
    Nastasic, Matija   -1
    Lowton, Matt   -1
    Olsson, Jonas   -1
    Muniesa, Marc   -1
    Richards, Micah   -1
    Lugano, Diego   -1
    Riise, John-Arne   -2
    McAuley, Gareth   -2
    Parr, Jonathan   -2
    Riether, Sascha   -3
    Jones, Billy   -3
    Tiendalli, Dwight   -3
    Taylor, Neil   -3
    Yanga-Mbiwa, Mapou   -4
    Taylor, Andrew   -4
    Ridgewell, Liam   -5
    Amat, Jordi   -5
    Taylor, Steven   -7
    Santon, Davide   -8


    Code:
    Hazard, Eden   68
    Nolan, Kevin   61
    Gerrard, Steven   46
    Ox-Chamberlain, Alex   46
    Silva, David   44
    Toure, Yaya   39
    Snodgrass, Robert   36
    Nasri, Samir   34
    Sterling, Raheem   34
    Meyler, David   34
    Chadli, Nacer   32
    Cazorla, Santi   31
    Henderson, Jordan   31
    Arteta, Mikel   30
    Lallana, Adam   30
    Paulinho   28
    de Guzman, Jonathan   27
    Dyer, Nathan   26
    Rosicky, Tomas   26
    Delph, Fabian   26
    Bacuna, Leandro   26
    Willian   25
    Huddlestone, Tom   24
    Schneiderlin, Morgan   23
    Adam, Charlie   23
    Hernandez, Pablo   22
    Holtby, Lewis   22
    Coutinho, Philippe   21
    Eriksen, Christian   21
    Jarvis, Matt   20
    Johnson, Bradley   20
    Davis, Steven   20
    Navas, Jesus   19
    Routledge, Wayne   19
    Mirallas, Kevin   19
    Mata, Juan   17
    Carrick, Michael   17
    Sidwell, Steve   17
    Colback, Jack   17
    Elmohamady, Ahmed   17
    Britton, Leon   16
    Dejagah, Ashkan   16
    Johnson, Adam   15
    Lennon, Aaron   15
    Anita, Vurnon   15
    Bentaleb, Nabil   15
    Pienaar, Steven   14
    Sissoko, Moussa   14
    Matic, Nemanja   14
    Gardner, Craig   13
    Noble, Mark   13
    Whelan, Glenn   13
    Shelvey, Jonjo   13
    Arnautovic, Marko   13
    Downing, Stewart   12
    Brunt, Chris   12
    Cork, Jack   12
    Townsend, Andros   12
    Ozil, Mesut   12
    Garcia, Javi   11
    Koren, Robert   11
    Dembele, Mousa   10
    Diame, Mohamed   10
    Westwood, Ashley   10
    Sung-Yueng, Ki   10
    Tettey, Alexander   10
    El Ahmadi, Karim   10
    Redmond, Nathan   10
    McCarthy, James   10
    Ramires   9
    Sandro   9
    Zaha, Wilfried   9
    Oscar   8
    Fernandinho   8
    Taylor, Matthew   8
    Barkley, Ross   8
    Januzaj, Adnan   8
    Lampard, Frank   7
    Barry, Gareth   7
    Hoolahan, Wesley   7
    Allen, Joe   7
    Mulumbu, Youssouf   7
    Noone, Craig   7
    Fer, Leroy   7
    Larsson, Sebastian   7
    Medel, Gary   7
    Capoue, Etienne   7
    Ward-Prowse, James   7
    Fellaini, Marouane   6
    Giggs, Ryan   6
    Jedinak, Mile   6
    Tiote, Cheick   6
    Giaccherini, Emanuele   6
    Sessegnon, Stephane   5
    Valencia, Antonio   5
    Milner, James   5
    Young, Ashley   5
    Kacaniklic, Alex   5
    Nzonzi, Steven   5
    Bolasie, Yannick   5
    Canas, Jose   5
    Flamini, Mathieu   5
    McGeady, Aiden   5
    Nocerino, Antonio   5
    Osman, Leon   4
    Wilshere, Jack   4
    Dikgacoi, Kagisho   4
    Quinn, Stephen   4
    Wanyama, Victor   4
    Morrison, James   3
    Ramirez, Gaston   3
    Yacob, Claudio   3
    Kagawa, Shinji   2
    Puncheon, Jason   2
    Leiva, Lucas   2
    Cleverley, Tom   2
    Parker, Scott   2
    Etherington, Matthew   2
    Mikel, John-Obi   2
    Brady, Robbie   2
    Salah, Mohamed   2
    Mutch, Jordon   1
    Bale, Gareth   0
    Walcott, Theo   0
    Dempsey, Clint   0
    Nani   0
    Duff, Damien   0
    Cabaye, Yohan   0
    Ben Arfa, Hatem   0
    Ramsey, Aaron   0
    Gutierrez, Jonas   0
    Pilkington, Anthony   0
    Essien, Michael   0
    Sigurdsson, Gylfi   0
    McClean, James   0
    Moses, Victor   0
    Whittingham, Peter   0
    Dorrans, Graham   0
    N'Zogbia, Charles   0
    Howson, Jonny   0
    Gunnarsson, Aron   0
    Moritz, Andre   0
    Gibson, Darron   0
    Marveaux, Sylvain   0
    Kightly, Michael   0
    Diaby, Abou   0
    Bannan, Barry   0
    Anderson   0
    O'Neil, Gary   0
    Cole, Joe   0
    Garvan, Owen   0
    Rodwell, Jack   0
    Sylla, Yacouba   0
    Conway, Craig   0
    Evans, Corry   0
    Boateng, Derek   0
    Cabral   0
    van Ginkel, Marco   0
    Dobbie, Stephen   0
    Williams, Jonathan   0
    Campana, Jose   0
    de Bruyne, Kevin   0
    Morrison, Ravel   0
    Taarabt, Adel   0
    Tonev, Aleksandar   0
    Sinclair, Scott   0
    Lamela, Erik   0
    Gnabry, Serge   0
    Amalfitano, Morgan   -1
    Bo-Kyung, Kim   -2


    Code:
    Adebayor, Emmanuel   53
    Sturridge, Daniel   45
    van Persie, Robin   42
    Lambert, Rickie   37
    Suarez, Luis   35
    Giroud, Olivier   35
    Rodriguez, Jay   35
    Long, Shane   32
    Jelavic, Nikica   30
    Rooney, Wayne   29
    Schurrle, Andre   27
    Bony, Wilfried   27
    Odemwingie, Peter   23
    Crouch, Peter   22
    Anichebe, Victor   22
    Borini, Fabio   21
    Eto'o, Samuel   21
    Benteke, Christian   20
    Remy, Loic   20
    Podolski, Lukas   18
    Lukaku, Romelu   16
    Walters, Jon   16
    Soldado, Roberto   14
    Dzeko, Edin   12
    Welbeck, Danny   11
    Bent, Darren   11
    Ba, Demba   10
    Torres, Fernando   8
    Deulofeu, Gerard   8
    Vydra, Matej   8
    Bellamy, Craig   7
    Campbell, Fraizer   7
    Jovetic, Stevan   7
    Chamakh, Marouane   7
    Agbonlahor, Gabriel   6
    Weimann, Andreas   6
    Hooper, Gary   6
    de Jong, Luuk   6
    Carroll, Andy   5
    Murray, Glenn   5
    Traore, Lacina   5
    Gouffran, Yoan   3
    Altidore, Jozy   3
    Berahino, Saido   3
    Boyd, George   2
    Negredo, Alvaro   1
    Aguero, Sergio   0
    Michu   0
    Berbatov, Dimitar   0
    Hernandez, Javier   0
    Cisse, Papiss   0
    Defoe, Jermain   0
    Fletcher, Steven   0
    Ruiz, Bryan   0
    Graham, Danny   0
    Gervinho   0
    Rodallega, Hugo   0
    Holt, Grant   0
    Vaz Te, Ricardo   0
    Ameobi, Shola   0
    Proschwitz, Nick   0
    Wickham, Connor   0
    Moore, Luke   0
    Wilbraham, Aaron   0
    Rosenberg, Markus   0
    Becchio, Luciano   0
    Mason, Joe   0
    Alberto, Luis   0
    Aspas, Iago   0
    Anelka, Nicolas   0
    Gayle, Dwight   0
    Kone, Arouna   0
    Cornelius, Andreas   0
    Helenius, Nicklas   0
    Phillips, Kevin   0
    Osvaldo, Pablo   0
    Maiga, Modibo   0
    Petric, Mladen   0
    Borriello, Marco   0
    Ngog, David   0
    Mitroglou, Kostas   0
    van Wolfswinkel, Ricky   -1
    Jerome, Cameron   -1
    Aluko, Sone   -1
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  • Re: Players recent form
    30 Jan 2014, 20:23

    Code:
    Hazard, Eden   113
    Toure, Yaya   87
    Johnson, Adam   75
    Lallana, Adam   69
    Navas, Jesus   67
    Wilshere, Jack   67
    Cazorla, Santi   62
    Oscar   62
    Fernandinho   57
    Nasri, Samir   57
    Silva, David   56
    Cabaye, Yohan   56
    Walcott, Theo   54
    Shelvey, Jonjo   54
    Barkley, Ross   53
    Sterling, Raheem   51
    Sung-Yueng, Ki   51
    Adam, Charlie   50
    Barry, Gareth   49
    Huddlestone, Tom   49
    Coutinho, Philippe   47
    Gerrard, Steven   44
    Mirallas, Kevin   44
    Puncheon, Jason   43
    Sissoko, Moussa   43
    Lampard, Frank   41
    Willian   41
    Young, Ashley   39
    Eriksen, Christian   38
    Ramsey, Aaron   37
    Sidwell, Steve   37
    Milner, James   36
    Henderson, Jordan   36
    Parker, Scott   36
    Mikel, Jon-Obi   36
    Noone, Craig   36
    Ben Arfa, Hatem   35
    Ozil, Mesut   35
    Diame, Mohamed   34
    Januzaj, Adnan   34
    Valencia, Antonio   33
    Rosicky, Tomas   33
    McCarthy, James   32
    Dyer, Nathan   31
    Johnson, Bradley   31
    Osman, Leon   30
    Delph, Fabian   30
    Lennon, Aaron   29
    Dembele, Mousa   29
    Jedinak, Mile   29
    Bannan, Barry   28
    Pienaar, Steven   27
    Ramires   26
    Noble, Mark   26
    Cork, Jack   26
    Snodgrass, Robert   25
    Cleverley, Tom   25
    Whittingham, Peter   25
    Fer, Leroy   25
    Arteta, Mikel   24
    Brunt, Chris   24
    Tiote, Cheick   23
    Holtby, Lewis   22
    Dejagah, Ashkan   22
    Garcia, Javi   21
    Meyler, David   21
    Bolasie, Yannick   21
    de Guzman, Jonathan   21
    Redmond, Nathan   21
    Flamini, Mathieu   21
    Nzonzi, Steven   20
    Anita, Vurnon   20
    Colback, Jack   19
    Elmohamady, Ahmed   19
    Larsson, Sebastian   19
    Schneiderlin, Morgan   18
    Jarvis, Matt   18
    Kacaniklic, Alex   18
    Davis, Steven   18
    Mata, Juan   17
    Kagawa, Shinji   17
    Leiva, Lucas   17
    Moses, Victor   17
    Medel, Gary   17
    Morrison, James   16
    Ramirez, Gaston   16
    Westwood, Ashley   16
    Gunnarsson, Aron   16
    Cole, Joe   16
    Arnautovic, Marko   16
    Koren, Robert   15
    Bo-Kyung, Kim   15
    Amalfitano, Morgan   15
    Giggs, Ryan   14
    Britton, Leon   14
    Giaccherini, Emanuele   14
    Townsend, Andros   14
    Mulumbu, Youssouf   13
    Paulinho   13
    Capoue, Etienne   13
    Routledge, Wayne   12
    Howson, Jonny   12
    Chadli, Nacer   12
    Bacuna, Leandro   12
    Carrick, Michael   10
    Nani   10
    Sigurdsson, Gylfi   10
    Quinn, Stephen   10
    Downing, Stewart   9
    Allen, Joe   9
    El Ahmadi, Karim   9
    Williams, Jonathan   9
    Morrison, Ravel   8
    Hernandez, Pablo   7
    Hoolahan, Wesley   7
    Whelan, Glenn   7
    Sandro   7
    Yacob, Claudio   7
    Ward-Prowse, James   7
    Matic, Nemanja   7
    Taylor, Matthew   6
    Dikgacoi, Kagisho   6
    Lamela, Erik   6
    Duff, Damien   5
    Gardner, Craig   5
    Essien, Michael   5
    Rodwell, Jack   5
    McGeady, Aiden   5
    Nolan, Kevin   4
    Pilkington, Anthony   4
    Ox-Chamberlain, Alex   4
    Anderson   4
    Brady, Robbie   3
    Taarabt, Adel   3
    Sessegnon, Stephane   2
    Gutierrez, Jonas   2
    Zaha, Wilfried   2
    Tettey, Alexander   2
    Boateng, Derek   2
    Canas, Jose   2
    de Bruyne, Kevin   2
    Tonev, Aleksandar   2
    Gnabry, Serge   2
    Nocerino, Antonio   2
    Bale, Gareth   0
    Fellaini, Marouane   0
    Dempsey, Clint   0
    Player ID is Not Available   0
    McClean, James   0
    Player ID is Not Available   0
    Dorrans, Graham   0
    N'Zogbia, Charles   0
    Moritz, Andre   0
    Gibson, Darron   0
    Marveaux, Sylvain   0
    Etherington, Matthew   0
    Kightly, Michael   0
    Diaby, Abou   0
    O'Neil, Gary   0
    Garvan, Owen   0
    Sylla, Yacouba   0
    Conway, Craig   0
    Evans, Corry   0
    Cabral   0
    van Ginkel, Marco   0
    Dobbie, Stephen   0
    Campana, Jose   0
    Sinclair, Scott   0
    Bentaleb, Nabil   0
    Mutch, Jordon   0
    Salah, Mohamed   0
    Wanyama, Victor   -1


    Code:
    Suarez, Luis   127
    Aguero, Sergio   108
    Negredo, Alvaro   108
    Dzeko, Edin   73
    Rodriguez, Jay   63
    Welbeck, Danny   57
    Adebayor, Emmanuel   54
    Bony, Wilfried   52
    Rooney, Wayne   49
    Lukaku, Romelu   46
    Soldado, Roberto   43
    Giroud, Olivier   42
    Campbell, Fraizer   42
    Sturridge, Daniel   41
    Gouffran, Yoan   38
    Benteke, Christian   37
    Hooper, Gary   37
    Chamakh, Marouane   37
    Agbonlahor, Gabriel   36
    Eto'o, Samuel   36
    Berbatov, Dimitar   33
    Podolski, Lukas   29
    Long, Shane   29
    Lambert, Rickie   28
    Remy, Loic   28
    Crouch, Peter   27
    Torres, Fernando   24
    Borini, Fabio   24
    Deulofeu, Gerard   23
    Maiga, Modibo   21
    Ba, Demba   19
    Berahino, Saido   19
    Weimann, Andreas   18
    Vydra, Matej   17
    Cisse, Papiss   16
    Schurrle, Andre   16
    Walters, Jon   15
    Jelavic, Nikica   15
    Gayle, Dwight   15
    Hernandez, Javier   14
    Osvaldo, Pablo   14
    Jerome, Cameron   13
    Anelka, Nicolas   13
    Anichebe, Victor   11
    Boyd, George   11
    Bent, Darren   10
    van Persie, Robin   8
    Defoe, Jermain   8
    Graham, Danny   8
    Rodallega, Hugo   8
    Proschwitz, Nick   8
    Aspas, Iago   8
    Helenius, Nicklas   8
    Jovetic, Stevan   8
    Altidore, Jozy   7
    Ameobi, Shola   6
    Fletcher, Steven   5
    Wilbraham, Aaron   4
    Bellamy, Craig   2
    Player ID is Not Available   0
    Michu   0
    Carroll, Andy   0
    Ruiz, Bryan   0
    Player ID is Not Available   0
    van Wolfswinkel, Ricky   0
    Gervinho   0
    Murray, Glenn   0
    Vaz Te, Ricardo   0
    Wickham, Connor   0
    Moore, Luke   0
    Rosenberg, Markus   0
    Becchio, Luciano   0
    Mason, Joe   0
    Aluko, Sone   0
    Alberto, Luis   0
    Kone, Arouna   0
    Cornelius, Andreas   0
    Phillips, Kevin   0
    Odemwingie, Peter   0
    Petric, Mladen   0
    Traore, Lacina   0
    Borriello, Marco   0
    Ngog, David   0
    de Jong, Luuk   0
    Holt, Grant   -1
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  • Re: Arsenal 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thread
    30 Jan 2014, 15:14

    murf wrote:
    murf wrote:
    mikeg13 wrote:
    murf wrote:
    mikeg13 wrote:
    Looks like Ramsey out for at least 5 weeks,


    Any source for that? Wenger just said it was a 'setback' on the bit I heard.


    As far as can find out it was done in training, might even have been during fitness test to see if available for squad.
    Hope where it came from is making a drama out of it, but not often wrong hope is this time, seems to be a recurrence of injury that kept him out.


    Have since seen a comment on an unofficial Gunners twitter feed thing that they think 4 weeks...


    It is now official, from the mouth of Wenger. Ramsey will be out for "some weeks".

    On a scale of uselessness that rates about 4.


    Same as Lukaku, rated as out for 'weeks rather than months'.
    Years are only referred to when its Abou Diaby.
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  • Re: Arsenal 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thread
    30 Jan 2014, 7:23

    em9999 wrote:
    foxinthebox2001 wrote:
    I heard a rumour today that Abou Diaby is about to announce his retirement from football.
    He could have been like a new signing.


    to be fair i thought he had already retired

    and to be fair again if it was for that dirty soap bag dan smith..... Diaby would have been one of the finest C/M ever seen in the prem he had everything...such a shame


    Dan smith, I thought diary got injured 2/3 times every year?
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  • Re: Arsenal 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thread
    29 Jan 2014, 22:55

    foxinthebox2001 wrote:
    I heard a rumour today that Abou Diaby is about to announce his retirement from football.
    He could have been like a new signing.


    to be fair i thought he had already retired

    and to be fair again if it was for that dirty soap bag dan smith..... Diaby would have been one of the finest C/M ever seen in the prem he had everything...such a shame
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  • Re: Arsenal 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thread
    29 Jan 2014, 22:49

    I heard a rumour today that Abou Diaby is about to announce his retirement from football.
    He could have been like a new signing.
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  • Re: Players recent form
    15 Jan 2014, 19:45

    Code:
    Szczesny, Wojciech   ARS   43
    Speroni, Julian   CRY   42
    de Gea, David   MUN   39
    Mannone, Vito   SUN   36
    Cech, Petr   CHE   35
    McGregor, Allan   HUL   28
    Hart, Joe   MCY   23
    Jaaskelainen, Jussi   WHM   21
    Guzan, Brad   AVL   20
    Ruddy, John   NOR   19
    Howard, Tim   EVE   18
    Begovic, Asmir   STO   17
    Krul, Tim   NEW   16
    Marshall, David   CAR   13
    Lloris, Hugo   TOT   11
    Mignolet, Simon   LIV   11
    Vorm, Michel   SWA   10
    Foster, Ben   WBA   8
    Boruc, Artur   SOT   8
    Stekelenburg, Maarten   FUL   1
    Reina, Pepe   LIV   0
    Westwood, Keiren   SUN   0


    Code:
    Coleman, Seamus   EVE   72
    Mertesacker, Per   ARS   62
    Koscielny, Laurent   ARS   61
    Kolarov, Aleksandar   MCY   53
    Terry, John   CHE   52
    Evra, Patrice   MUN   48
    Kompany, Vincent   MCY   44
    Cahill, Gary   CHE   44
    Sagna, Bacary   ARS   42
    Jones, Phil   MUN   40
    Evans, Jonny   MUN   39
    Gibbs, Kieran   ARS   38
    Cole, Ashley   CHE   36
    Chiriches, Vlad   TOT   36
    Azpilicueta, Cesar   CHE   35
    Luiz, David   CHE   34
    Delaney, Damien   CRY   34
    Monreal, Nacho   ARS   32
    Smalling, Chris   MUN   31
    Zabaleta, Pablo   MCY   29
    Vidic, Nemanja   MUN   28
    O'Shea, John   SUN   27
    Demichelis, Martin   MCY   27
    Ivanovic, Branislav   CHE   26
    Brown, Wes   SUN   26
    Bardsley, Phil   SUN   26
    Jagielka, Phil   EVE   25
    Davies, Curtis   HUL   25
    Coloccini, Fabricio   NEW   24
    Chester, James   HUL   24
    Rafael   MUN   23
    Olsson, Martin   NOR   23
    Lescott, Joleon   MCY   22
    Ward, Joel   CRY   22
    Clichy, Gael   MCY   20
    Agger, Daniel   LIV   20
    Rosenior, Liam   HUL   20
    Cameron, Geoff   STO   19
    Flanagan, Jon   LIV   19
    Turner, Michael   NOR   18
    Moxey, Dean   CRY   18
    Bassong, Sebastien   NOR   17
    Distin, Sylvain   EVE   16
    Buttner, Alexander   MUN   16
    Figueroa, Maynor   HUL   16
    Rose, Danny   TOT   16
    Vermaelen, Thomas   ARS   15
    Santon, Davide   NEW   15
    Debuchy, Mathieu   NEW   15
    Caulker, Steven   CAR   15
    Baines, Leighton   EVE   14
    Dawson, Michael   TOT   13
    Shaw, Luke   SOT   13
    Olsson, Jonas   WBA   13
    McShane, Paul   HUL   13
    Shawcross, Ryan   STO   12
    Skrtel, Martin   LIV   12
    Vlaar, Ron   AVL   12
    Parr, Jonathan   CRY   12
    Jenkinson, Carl   ARS   12
    Ferdinand, Rio   MUN   11
    Clyne, Nathaniel   SOT   11
    Alcaraz, Antolin   EVE   11
    Sakho, Mamadou   LIV   11
    Williams, Ashley   SWA   10
    Rangel, Angel   SWA   10
    Heitinga, Johnny   EVE   10
    Davies, Ben   SWA   9
    Walker, Kyle   TOT   8
    Nastasic, Matija   MCY   8
    Collins, James   WHM   8
    Chico   SWA   8
    Faye, Abdoulaye   HUL   8
    Pieters, Erik   STO   8
    Luna, Antonio   AVL   8
    Martin, Russell   NOR   7
    Turner, Ben   CAR   7
    Diakite, Modibo   SUN   7
    Johnson, Glen   LIV   6
    Taylor, Neil   SWA   6
    Lovren, Dejan   SOT   6
    Toure, Kolo   LIV   5
    Huth, Robert   STO   5
    Kelly, Martin   LIV   5
    Ridgewell, Liam   WBA   4
    Fonte, Jose   SOT   4
    Tiendalli, Dwight   SWA   4
    Amat, Jordi   SWA   4
    Tomkins, James   WHM   4
    Lowton, Matt   AVL   3
    McAuley, Gareth   WBA   3
    Yanga-Mbiwa, Mapou   NEW   3
    Jones, Billy   WBA   2
    Hudson, Mark   CAR   2
    Yoshida, Maya   SOT   1
    Lugano, Diego   WBA   1
    Enrique, Jose   LIV   0
    Assou-Ekotto, Benoit   TOT   0
    Maicon   MCY   0
    Reid, Winston   WHM   0
    Cuellar, Carlos   SUN   0
    Hangeland, Brede   FUL   0
    Shotton, Ryan   STO   0
    Connolly, Matthew   CAR   0
    Ramage, Peter   CRY   0
    Muniesa, Marc   STO   0
    Okore, Jores   AVL   0
    Wisdom, Andre   LIV   0
    Garrido, Javier   NOR   -1
    Demel, Guy   WHM   -1
    Wilkinson, Andy   STO   -1
    Baker, Nathan   AVL   -1
    Vertonghen, Jan   TOT   -2
    Riether, Sascha   FUL   -2
    Hughes, Aaron   FUL   -2
    Clark, Ciaran   AVL   -2
    Taylor, Andrew   CAR   -2
    Popov, Goran   WBA   -2
    Richards, Micah   MCY   -2
    Taylor, Steven   NEW   -3
    Senderos, Philippe   FUL   -4
    Kaboul, Younes   TOT   -5
    Hooiveld, Jos   SOT   -6
    Rat, Razvan   WHM   -8
    Riise, John-Arne   FUL   -9
    Amorebieta, Fernando   FUL   -12


    Code:
    Hazard, Eden   CHE   6.5   52   95
    Toure, Yaya   MCY   6   80   64
    Wilshere, Jack   ARS   4.5   40   61
    Nasri, Samir   MCY   4   36   57
    Lallana, Adam   SOT   2.5   63   56
    Walcott, Theo   ARS   5.5   23   54
    Johnson, Adam   SUN   3.5   22   54
    Barkley, Ross   EVE   1.5   50   50
    Navas, Jesus   MCY   4   31   49
    Huddlestone, Tom   HUL   1.5   38   49
    Adam, Charlie   STO   1.5   21   48
    Oscar   CHE   4.5   42   47
    Fernandinho   MCY   4   33   47
    Sung-Yueng, Ki   SUN   1.5   7   47
    Barry, Gareth   EVE   2.5   26   46
    Silva, David   MCY   5.5   57   45
    Sterling, Raheem   LIV   2.5   13   45
    Coutinho, Philippe   LIV   4   17   40
    Shelvey, Jonjo   SWA   2   15   39
    Cabaye, Yohan   NEW   3.5   33   38
    Lampard, Frank   CHE   5   30   37
    Ramsey, Aaron   ARS   2.5   140   37
    Sissoko, Moussa   NEW   3   21   36
    Mikel, Jon-Obi   CHE   1.5   21   34
    Rosicky, Tomas   ARS   2   29   33
    Parker, Scott   FUL   1.5   2   33
    Mirallas, Kevin   EVE   3.5   35   33
    Milner, James   MCY   3   19   32
    Diame, Mohamed   WHM   2.5   33   32
    Johnson, Bradley   NOR   2   4   31
    Willian   CHE   4   33   31
    Cazorla, Santi   ARS   6   37   30
    Eriksen, Christian   TOT   4   40   30
    Lennon, Aaron   TOT   3.5   12   29
    Valencia, Antonio   MUN   3.5   34   29
    Dyer, Nathan   SWA   3   36   29
    Dembele, Mousa   TOT   3.5   48   29
    Pienaar, Steven   EVE   4   21   28
    Bannan, Barry   CRY   1.5   2   28
    Ozil, Mesut   ARS   5.5   45   28
    Januzaj, Adnan   MUN   2   15   27
    Gerrard, Steven   LIV   5   52   25
    Young, Ashley   MUN   3.5   11   25
    Ben Arfa, Hatem   NEW   3.5   34   25
    Arteta, Mikel   ARS   4   13   24
    Sidwell, Steve   FUL   2   30   24
    Nzonzi, Steven   STO   2   32   24
    McCarthy, James   EVE   3   22   24
    Ramires   CHE   4   49   23
    Henderson, Jordan   LIV   3   32   23
    Cleverley, Tom   MUN   2   13   23
    Noone, Craig   CAR   1   10   23
    Osman, Leon   EVE   3.5   22   22
    Holtby, Lewis   TOT   2   47   22
    Fer, Leroy   NOR   1.5   33   22
    Flamini, Mathieu   ARS   2   -1   22
    Noble, Mark   WHM   2.5   28   21
    Whittingham, Peter   CAR   2   24   20
    Jedinak, Mile   CRY   1.5   14   19
    Meyler, David   HUL   1   11   19
    Delph, Fabian   AVL   1   30   19
    Elmohamady, Ahmed   HUL   1.5   28   19
    Puncheon, Jason   CRY   2.5   8   18
    Garcia, Javi   MCY   3   6   17
    Leiva, Lucas   LIV   2.5   18   17
    Medel, Gary   CAR   2   31   17
    Arnautovic, Marko   STO   2   29   17
    Ramirez, Gaston   SOT   3   27   16
    Jarvis, Matt   WHM   2.5   24   16
    Cole, Joe   WHM   2   16   16
    de Guzman, Jonathan   SWA   2   35   16
    Redmond, Nathan   NOR   1.5   37   16
    Koren, Robert   HUL   1.5   6   15
    Tiote, Cheick   NEW   1.5   24   15
    Anita, Vurnon   NEW   1.5   19   15
    Amalfitano, Morgan   WBA   1.5   2   15
    Kagawa, Shinji   MUN   4.5   16   14
    Brunt, Chris   WBA   2.5   11   14
    Bo-Kyung, Kim   CAR   1   18   14
    Townsend, Andros   TOT   2.5   38   14
    Snodgrass, Robert   NOR   3   20   13
    Westwood, Ashley   AVL   1.5   16   13
    Cork, Jack   SOT   1.5   7   13
    Paulinho   TOT   3.5   49   13
    Mata, Juan   CHE   7   31   12
    Giggs, Ryan   MUN   2   15   12
    Howson, Jonny   NOR   2   35   12
    Dejagah, Ashkan   FUL   1.5   -1   12
    Giaccherini, Emanuele   SUN   3   38   12
    Chadli, Nacer   TOT   3   31   12
    Bolasie, Yannick   CRY   1.5   5   11
    Nani   MUN   4.5   11   10
    Routledge, Wayne   SWA   3   33   10
    Schneiderlin, Morgan   SOT   2.5   41   10
    Sigurdsson, Gylfi   TOT   3   55   10
    Davis, Steven   SOT   2   41   10
    El Ahmadi, Karim   AVL   1   29   10
    Allen, Joe   LIV   2   4   9
    Colback, Jack   SUN   1.5   7   9
    Williams, Jonathan   CRY   1.5   3   9
    Larsson, Sebastian   SUN   2.5   16   9
    Kacaniklic, Alex   FUL   2   5   8
    Yacob, Claudio   WBA   1   23   8
    Capoue, Etienne   TOT   2.5   12   8
    Carrick, Michael   MUN   4   22   7
    Downing, Stewart   WHM   3   18   7
    Hoolahan, Wesley   NOR   2.5   3   7
    Whelan, Glenn   STO   2   6   7
    Sandro   TOT   2.5   30   7
    Morrison, James   WBA   3.5   18   6
    Britton, Leon   SWA   1.5   13   6
    Gunnarsson, Aron   CAR   1.5   16   6
    Dikgacoi, Kagisho   CRY   1   2   6
    Lamela, Erik   TOT   4   28   6
    Ward-Prowse, James   SOT   1.5   3   6
    Duff, Damien   FUL   3   3   5
    Hernandez, Pablo   SWA   3   20   5
    Essien, Michael   CHE   2.5   5   5
    Moses, Victor   LIV   3.5   16   5
    Taylor, Matthew   WHM   1.5   15   5
    Quinn, Stephen   HUL   1   15   5
    Morrison, Ravel   WHM   1   56   5
    Bacuna, Leandro   AVL   1.5   15   5
    Anderson   MUN   1.5   4   4
    Nolan, Kevin   WHM   3.5   22   3
    Rodwell, Jack   MCY   1.5   4   3
    Taarabt, Adel   FUL   2.5   18   3
    Sessegnon, Stephane   WBA   3.5   33   2
    Gardner, Craig   SUN   2.5   22   2
    Mulumbu, Youssouf   WBA   2   33   2
    Zaha, Wilfried   MUN   1.5   5   2
    Boateng, Derek   FUL   1   2   2
    Canas, Jose   SWA   1   15   2
    de Bruyne, Kevin   CHE   1.5   19   2
    Tonev, Aleksandar   AVL   1.5   11   2
    Brady, Robbie   HUL   1   55   1
    Bale, Gareth   TOT   7.5   0   0
    Fellaini, Marouane   MUN   5   31   0
    Dempsey, Clint   FUL   4   0   0
    Gutierrez, Jonas   NEW   2.5   0   0
    Pilkington, Anthony   NOR   2.5   20   0
    Player ID is Not Available      0   0   0
    McClean, James   SUN   2   0   0
    Player ID is Not Available      0   0   0
    Ox-Chamberlain, Alex   ARS   2.5   0   0
    Dorrans, Graham   WBA   2   6   0
    N'Zogbia, Charles   AVL   2   0   0
    Moritz, Andre   CRY   1.5   0   0
    Gibson, Darron   EVE   1.5   -1   0
    Marveaux, Sylvain   NEW   1.5   7   0
    Etherington, Matthew   STO   1.5   9   0
    Kightly, Michael   STO   1.5   0   0
    Diaby, Abou   ARS   2   0   0
    Tettey, Alexander   NOR   1.5   4   0
    O'Neil, Gary   WHM   1   0   0
    Garvan, Owen   CRY   1   8   0
    Sylla, Yacouba   AVL   1   10   0
    Conway, Craig   CAR   1   1   0
    Evans, Corry   HUL   1   0   0
    Cabral   SUN   1   3   0
    van Ginkel, Marco   CHE   3.5   3   0
    Dobbie, Stephen   CRY   1.5   0   0
    Campana, Jose   CRY   1.5   6   0
    Sinclair, Scott   WBA   2   10   0
    Wanyama, Victor   SOT   3   21   -1


    Code:
    Suarez, Luis   LIV   119
    Negredo, Alvaro   MCY   78
    Welbeck, Danny   MUN   57
    Rodriguez, Jay   SOT   50
    Rooney, Wayne   MUN   49
    Dzeko, Edin   MCY   48
    Aguero, Sergio   MCY   45
    Lukaku, Romelu   EVE   43
    Soldado, Roberto   TOT   43
    Adebayor, Emmanuel   TOT   41
    Gouffran, Yoan   NEW   35
    Hooper, Gary   NOR   34
    Berbatov, Dimitar   FUL   33
    Giroud, Olivier   ARS   33
    Agbonlahor, Gabriel   AVL   33
    Chamakh, Marouane   CRY   32
    Campbell, Fraizer   CAR   30
    Bony, Wilfried   SWA   28
    Crouch, Peter   STO   27
    Long, Shane   WBA   26
    Lambert, Rickie   SOT   25
    Torres, Fernando   CHE   24
    Deulofeu, Gerard   EVE   23
    Remy, Loic   NEW   23
    Maiga, Modibo   WHM   21
    Ba, Demba   CHE   19
    Berahino, Saido   WBA   19
    Vydra, Matej   WBA   17
    Cisse, Papiss   NEW   16
    Schurrle, Andre   CHE   16
    Walters, Jon   STO   15
    Jelavic, Nikica   EVE   15
    Borini, Fabio   SUN   15
    Jerome, Cameron   CRY   15
    Gayle, Dwight   CRY   15
    Osvaldo, Pablo   SOT   14
    Sturridge, Daniel   LIV   13
    Anelka, Nicolas   WBA   13
    Benteke, Christian   AVL   11
    Boyd, George   HUL   11
    Podolski, Lukas   ARS   8
    Defoe, Jermain   TOT   8
    Graham, Danny   HUL   8
    Anichebe, Victor   WBA   8
    Proschwitz, Nick   HUL   8
    Aspas, Iago   LIV   8
    Helenius, Nicklas   AVL   8
    Eto'o, Samuel   CHE   8
    Altidore, Jozy   SUN   7
    Ameobi, Shola   NEW   6
    Fletcher, Steven   SUN   5
    Weimann, Andreas   AVL   5
    Bent, Darren   FUL   5
    Hernandez, Javier   MUN   4
    Bellamy, Craig   CAR   3
    van Persie, Robin   MUN   0
    Player ID is Not Available      0
    Michu   SWA   0
    Carroll, Andy   WHM   0
    Ruiz, Bryan   FUL   0
    Player ID is Not Available      0
    van Wolfswinkel, Ricky   NOR   0
    Gervinho   ARS   0
    Rodallega, Hugo   FUL   0
    Holt, Grant   NOR   0
    Murray, Glenn   CRY   0
    Vaz Te, Ricardo   WHM   0
    Wickham, Connor   SUN   0
    Moore, Luke   SWA   0
    Wilbraham, Aaron   CRY   0
    Rosenberg, Markus   WBA   0
    Becchio, Luciano   NOR   0
    Mason, Joe   CAR   0
    Aluko, Sone   HUL   0
    Alberto, Luis   LIV   0
    Kone, Arouna   EVE   0
    Cornelius, Andreas   CAR   0
    Jovetic, Stevan   MCY   0
    Phillips, Kevin   CRY   0
    Odemwingie, Peter   CAR   0
    Petric, Mladen   WHM   0
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  • Re: Transfer window thread
    03 Jan 2014, 5:08

    CupidStunt000 wrote:
    I think people are overestimating the chances of Wenger buying anybody of note. He's famously stingy, doesn't like buying in January, has a habit of sticking with what he's got and investing in young talent rather than proven stars and if players like Fabianski, Denilson and Diaby were good enough for extended runs in the team then I'm sure Giroud is more than adequate.


    Reyes, Diaby, Walcott, Arshavin, for someone so stingy he broke the club record transfer fee twice in Jan....
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  • Re: Transfer window thread
    01 Jan 2014, 11:06

    I think people are overestimating the chances of Wenger buying anybody of note. He's famously stingy, doesn't like buying in January, has a habit of sticking with what he's got and investing in young talent rather than proven stars and if players like Fabianski, Denilson and Diaby were good enough for extended runs in the team then I'm sure Giroud is more than adequate.
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  • Re: Mascots observing minute silences
    11 Nov 2013, 21:02

    :lol:


    The most bizarre thing about that photo though is that Diaby wasn't injured! :shock:
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  • Re: Are Utd a busted flush???
    29 Sep 2013, 2:14

    em9999 wrote:
    Arsenal poor defence

    Have a word

    Top of the league and the power shift is back at our feet

    We will be champions

    Missing cazorla ox pod rosicky diaby

    And still top and jokers still say we havent got a good enough squad

    Time to start eating your words


    Good to see that Arsenal fans aren't getting ahead of themselves.
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  • Re: Are Utd a busted flush???
    28 Sep 2013, 23:59

    Arsenal poor defence

    Have a word

    Top of the league and the power shift is back at our feet

    We will be champions

    Missing cazorla ox pod rosicky diaby

    And still top and jokers still say we havent got a good enough squad

    Time to start eating your words
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  • Re: Arsenal 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thread
    24 Sep 2013, 19:42

    on Tomas Rosicky...
    Rosicky is the first back [of the injured players], but not in time for this week. Next week we will start to speak about that. He could come back in the squad for Sunday or Monday.
    on long-term absentees Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Diaby...
    It's fine, they are doing well but they are nowhere near ready. The next one back [of those three] might be Lukas. Alex will be one and a half months more.
    on Lukasz Fabianski…
    Fabianski will be alright [to start on Wednesday]. He had a nasal problem but he will be alright. Fabianski and Viviano are the two goalkeepers in the squad.

    From Afc site
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  • Re: Ramsey
    19 Sep 2013, 11:49

    Backlash wrote:
    murf wrote:
    Keeper
    Back4
    Flamini
    Wilshere
    Walcott- :shock:zil-Cazorla
    Girooo


    Who gets dropped or rotated for Ramsey when the above are all fit????


    And Podolski


    And Arteta/Rosicky/Diaby/Ox

    Okay, maybe not Diaby :oops: :shock: :lol:
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  • Re: Weds Champions League
    18 Sep 2013, 21:51

    Groomyd wrote:
    Wiz - goals in SDT count the same number of points against whoever

    For the record Walcott played maybe 3/4 games at CF last season

    Ed - I thought that was all you had? But yes Diaby is training again :D


    To suggest that a full Arsenal squad will be out next week after Arsene's bitching about squad strength earlier today is optimism of the craziest kind. The kids will be out against the Baggies next week after Stoke tie you up, Swansea will beat you then Higuan will show you what you missed out on, all before the players go out on Internationals.
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  • Re: Weds Champions League
    18 Sep 2013, 21:42

    Wiz - goals in SDT count the same number of points against whoever

    For the record Walcott played maybe 3/4 games at CF last season

    Ed - I thought that was all you had? But yes Diaby is training again :D
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  • Re: Weds Champions League
    18 Sep 2013, 21:39

    Groomyd wrote:
    Edmondson wrote:
    Bentdner - check :?:


    If that's all you've got then we don't have too much to worry about do we?

    Podolski, rossicky, chamberlain, Arteta, Cazorla all to come back

    :D


    Don't forget Diaby :P
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  • Re: i'm cursed
    18 Sep 2013, 13:25

    foxinthebox2001 wrote:
    Only 3 months to go before you can draft in Abou Diaby, if only for a month.



    Month :shock: :shock:
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  • Re: i'm cursed
    18 Sep 2013, 13:23

    Only 3 months to go before you can draft in Abou Diaby, if only for a month.
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  • Re: TFF Four Full Draft Game - Season Two
    12 Sep 2013, 8:20

    stitchy wrote:
    117. stitchy - Ramsey ( surprise he not been picked )


    I did, then I changed my mind and talked myself out of it when I considered the potential rotation with Wilshere, Flamini and Arteta (when he returns) plus Diaby (if he ever returns, albeit only for one game no doubt!) for 2 spots. He should stay in on form though atm.

    I took a punt on Sessignon playing in the hole for WBA instead - will be interesting to see whether I made completely the wrong call...
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  • First Team Squads
    05 Sep 2013, 9:45

    The 20 Premier League clubs have submitted their 25-man squads for this season, with no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the Home Grown Player criteria. The rest of the squad must be Home Grown.

    A Home Grown player is defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21). We will put the submitted squads into Sportsday throughout the day.

    Players under the age of 21 are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad.


    Squads are being slowing listed here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/23968974

    They've done the As so far!

    ARSENAL

    Player (Home Grown): Mikel Arteta (No), Nicklas Bendtner (Yes), Santi Cazorla (No), Abou Diaby (No), Lukasz Fabianski (No), Mathieu Flamini, Kieran Gibbs (Yes), Olivier Giroud (No), Laurent Koscielny (No), Per Mertesacker (No), Ignacio Monreal (No), Mesut Ozil (No), Park Chu-young (No), Lukas Podolski (No), Aaron Ramsey (Yes), Tomas Rosicky (No), Bacary Sagna (No), Wojciech Szczesny (Yes), Thomas Vermaelen (No), Emiliano Viviano (No), Theo Walcott (Yes).

    *Players such as Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are eligible over and above the 25-player limit because they are under 21.

    ASTON VILLA

    Player (Home Grown): Gabriel Agbonlahor (Yes), Marc Albrighton (Yes), Leandro Bacuna (No), Nathan Baker (Yes), Charles N'Zogbia(Yes), Joseph Bennett (Yes), Christian Benteke (No), Jordan Bowery (Yes), Ciaran Clark (Yes), Fabian Delph (Yes), Karim El Ahmadi (No), Shay Given (Yes), Brad Guzan (No), Nicklaus Jensen (No), Christopher Herd (Yes), Libor Kozak (No), Matthew Lowton (Yes), Antonio Luna (No), Enda Stevens (No), Andras Stieber (Yes), Yacouba Sylla (No), Aleksander Tonev (No), Ron Vlaar (No), Andreas Weiman (Yes), Ashley Westwood (Yes).
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  • Re: Mesut Ozil
    03 Sep 2013, 16:45

    --------------- Giroud ---------------

    ------- Cazorla - Ozil - Walcott -------

    ------------ Arteta - Wilshere ------------

    Gibbs - Mertesaker - Koscielney - Sagna

    ---------------- Szczesny ----------------

    Subs: Viviano, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Diaby, Flamini, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Podolski, Sanogo

    In my opinion, this is our strongest eleven.

    Until Arteta returns from injury Ramsey and Famini will provide cover.
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  • Re: Arsenal's "New" Squad
    02 Sep 2013, 22:37

    Blaze wrote:
    --------------- Giroud ---------------

    ------- Cazorla - Ozil - Walcott -------

    ------------ Arteta - Wilshere ------------

    Gibbs - Mertesaker - Koscielney - Sagna

    ---------------- Szczesny ----------------

    Subs: Viviano, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Diaby, Flamini, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Podolski, Sanogo

    Goalkeepers: Szczesny, Viviano, Fabianski
    Left backs: Gibbs, Monreal, Vermaelen
    Centre backs: Mertesaker, Koscielney, Vermaelen (Sagna, Diaby, Flamini could possibly cover)
    Right backs: Sagna, Jenkinson
    Holding mids: Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Diaby, Flamini
    Attacking mids: Cazorla, Ozil, Walcott, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Podolski
    Centre forwards: Giroud, Sanogo (Ozil, Walcott, Podolski could possibly cover)

    Once we get all our players back to full fitness it looks like a pretty strong team. A bit disappointed that we didn't sign one or two more players though. How do we see ourselves competing now?


    But the point you overlook is by the time those players are back to full fitness the battle could be already lost.
    We are still a striker and a centre back short of being even pretty strong.
    By centre back I mean a player that is comfortable playing there, not square pegs in round holes, that was what the transfer fund was supposed to solve.
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  • Arsenal's "New" Squad
    02 Sep 2013, 22:25

    --------------- Giroud ---------------

    ------- Cazorla - Ozil - Walcott -------

    ------------ Arteta - Wilshere ------------

    Gibbs - Mertesaker - Koscielney - Sagna

    ---------------- Szczesny ----------------

    Subs: Viviano, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Diaby, Flamini, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Podolski, Sanogo

    Goalkeepers: Szczesny, Viviano, Fabianski
    Left backs: Gibbs, Monreal, Vermaelen
    Centre backs: Mertesaker, Koscielney, Vermaelen (Sagna, Diaby, Flamini could possibly cover)
    Right backs: Sagna, Jenkinson
    Holding mids: Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Diaby, Flamini
    Attacking mids: Cazorla, Ozil, Walcott, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Podolski
    Centre forwards: Giroud, Sanogo (Ozil, Walcott, Podolski could possibly cover)

    Once we get all our players back to full fitness it looks like a pretty strong team. A bit disappointed that we didn't sign one or two more players though. How do we see ourselves competing now?
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    02 Sep 2013, 21:34

    Blaze wrote:
    ------------------ Giroud ------------------

    -------- Cazorla -- Ozil -- Walcott --------

    -------------- Arteta -- Wilshere --------------

    Gibbs -- Mertesaker -- Koscielney -- Sagna

    ------------------ Szczesny -----------------

    Bench: Viviano, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Diaby, Ramsey, Flamini, Rosicky, Podolski

    What do we think?

    Looking like a pretty strong now once all our players are fit. :D


    Monreal at LB, Gibbs on the bench?
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    02 Sep 2013, 21:33

    Jagduracell wrote:
    Blaze wrote:
    ------------------ Giroud ------------------

    -------- Cazorla -- Ozil -- Walcott --------

    -------------- Arteta -- Wilshere --------------

    Gibbs -- Mertesaker -- Koscielney -- Sagna

    ------------------ Szczesny -----------------

    Bench: Viviano, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Diaby, Ramsey, Flamini, Rosicky, Podolski

    What do we think?

    Looking like a pretty strong now once all our players are fit. :D


    And that's not even including the Ox :wink:


    How could I forget? :shock:
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    02 Sep 2013, 21:32

    Blaze wrote:
    ------------------ Giroud ------------------

    -------- Cazorla -- Ozil -- Walcott --------

    -------------- Arteta -- Wilshere --------------

    Gibbs -- Mertesaker -- Koscielney -- Sagna

    ------------------ Szczesny -----------------

    Bench: Viviano, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Diaby, Ramsey, Flamini, Rosicky, Podolski

    What do we think?

    Looking like a pretty strong now once all our players are fit. :D


    And that's not even including the Ox :wink:
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    02 Sep 2013, 21:30

    ------------------ Giroud ------------------

    -------- Cazorla -- Ozil -- Walcott --------

    -------------- Arteta -- Wilshere --------------

    Gibbs -- Mertesaker -- Koscielney -- Sagna

    ------------------ Szczesny -----------------

    Bench: Viviano, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Diaby, Ramsey, Flamini, Rosicky, Podolski

    What do we think?

    Looking like a pretty strong now once all our players are fit. :D
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    26 Aug 2013, 13:31

    blahblah wrote:
    Cazorla


    I know, plus I could have gone down to:

    Monreal and Jenkinson
    Diaby
    Bendtner and Zelalem
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    19 Aug 2013, 16:11

    Groomyd wrote:
    murf wrote:
    Groomyd wrote:
    The squad is also not that weak - we broadly have two players for each position but we do have a lot of injuries


    Really?

    Do the following exercise - pick your first XI and then make another XI from the remainder and then post it on here.


    Yes :?

    Fabianski/szezney (2 keepers)

    Gibbs, Monreal, Sagna, Jenkinson ( four full backs)

    Mertesacker, Koscielni, Vermaelen (need to add a fourth centre half? Sagna and Monreal can both play there - is three enough?)

    Arteta, rossicky, wilshere, Cazorla, Ramsey, Zelalem, frimpong, Diaby (injury to Diaby plus youth of Zelalem means we have only 6 experienced midfielders but Ox could be in this section too as could miyaichi)

    Walcott, Giroud, chamberlain, podolski , miyaichi, Sanogo (striker and wide men - could add gnabry as well)

    It's a good squad - need 2 or 3 more


    Ramsey can also play centre half, and Podolski has just had a brief stint at left back.
    Theo in goal can't be far away.
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    19 Aug 2013, 16:06

    murf wrote:
    Groomyd wrote:
    The squad is also not that weak - we broadly have two players for each position but we do have a lot of injuries


    Really?

    Do the following exercise - pick your first XI and then make another XI from the remainder and then post it on here.


    Yes :?

    Fabianski/szezney (2 keepers)

    Gibbs, Monreal, Sagna, Jenkinson ( four full backs)

    Mertesacker, Koscielni, Vermaelen (need to add a fourth centre half? Sagna and Monreal can both play there - is three enough?)

    Arteta, rossicky, wilshere, Cazorla, Ramsey, Zelalem, frimpong, Diaby (injury to Diaby plus youth of Zelalem means we have only 6 experienced midfielders but Ox could be in this section too as could miyaichi)

    Walcott, Giroud, chamberlain, podolski , miyaichi, Sanogo (striker and wide men - could add gnabry as well)

    It's a good squad - need 2 or 3 more
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  • Re: Summer Transfers Rumours 2013
    19 Aug 2013, 12:24

    Tricky Tree wrote:
    murf wrote:
    Groomyd wrote:
    I am very confident that we will make two or three singings


    The return of Comical Ali



    Don't forget two new signings are Wilshire and Oxlade-Chamberlain so they've reached the target already with Sanago (spelling)


    With several players now booked into the 'Abou Diaby suite' some long term, we will need 2 or 3 just to maintain a workable match day squad.
    I wonder what the average age of the subs will be in Turkey.
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  • Re: Walcott injury
    16 Aug 2013, 17:23

    BBC

    Quote:
    1649:
    FOOTBALL - ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
    Arsenal will be without midfielder Mikel Arteta (thigh) for the opening game of the new Premier League season against Aston Villa on Saturday, but England international Theo Walcott (knee) will be available.

    Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey missed the midweek international against the Republic of Ireland because of an ankle injury, but is expected to feature.

    Full-back Nacho Monreal (back) is to resume full training next week, while captain Thomas Vermaelen (back) continues his rehabilitation along with midfielder Abou Diaby (knee).
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