Arsenal FC Supporters Thread - 2018/19 Season

The Voice

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Apparently Wenger went from outright favourite to take over at Bayern, to being told they weren't interested.

Which makes him available should Emery leave...
 

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We still have people asking for Arteta or Henry - yes, seriously. As for who I'd pick, I'd skip any of the usual British "relegation specialists" at the bottom of your list (there's another club in Manchester they may want to join). Javi may have had a decent run, but his team is still where he left them: fighting relegation.

Allegri or Mourinho are the most experienced, the latter actually having won 3 EPL titles, and several other trophies (2x CL with Porto and Inter), so would be the better choice of the two because he wouldn't need time to settle in and get a feel for the league - and he wins, no matter where he goes. Full stop. Even his "flop" at United gave them the Europa League. People saying he's too defensive? That's our major ****ing problem right now! We can't keep a damned clean sheet to save our lives! Allegri might be more balanced with attack and defence, but we're already stuck with a manager who can't communicate in English (with the media OR the players, apparently).

As for the Klopp/Guardiola example, Jurgen took a nearly-there Liverpool team and turned them into actual title contenders (and won a CL after 2 consecutive finals, not to mention the Bundesliga with Dortmund), while Pep won the EPL with the most points in history. Yes, success has been bought, and Pep walked into every FIFA FUT team, but whoever they're managing they demand entertaining, attacking football - something Arsenal was famous for, even being compared to Barcelona for a very long time. And that's the type of manager we need. Someone who demands the best. Chooses his own captain. Has a presence on the touchline.
Honestly I don't think JM will win the Arsenal fans with his management capability... given United hated his approach without actually understanding he is a pragmatic chess management style... he doesn't use one strategy to go out and beat his opponents. He uses his players in such a way the entire season works out for him... so the whole defensive football is absolute hogwash.

Let me give you an example:
Against Liverpool how do you think he masterminded the 2-1 win? By playing to Uniteds attacking football? No he covered the defence and attacked the weakest Pool defenders on the pitch... Everyone keeps saying that's not the United way? what is the United way? That was wiped clean with Moyes and LVG era. The team he inherited was absolutely rubbish in defence which needed 2 CDM and DDG keep clean sheets just so we don't concede - how many goals did we concede while JM was around? yes we didn't score half as much but when you reach Position 2 and Win a Europa league playing this kind of football it's a trophy or three...
 

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That would be a step down at this point because Atletico is only 1pt behind 1,2,3 log leaders.
The Simeone move shoul've happened last year or after they lost the CL again but Diego personally didn't want it.
Yeah but he would be my choice now. I originally wanted Jurgen to come to Arsenal when Wenger retired as he plays a free fast paced game, but alas he went to Liverpool before Wenger decided to retire
 

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Yeah but he would be my choice now. I originally wanted Jurgen to come to Arsenal when Wenger retired as he plays a free fast paced game, but alas he went to Liverpool before Wenger decided to retire
*Was sacked.

So, before we decided on Emery, Raul was in discussions with Luis Enrique. Apparently, his name is back in the hat again. He'd be a very interesting prospect.
 

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*Was sacked.

So, before we decided on Emery, Raul was in discussions with Luis Enrique. Apparently, his name is back in the hat again. He'd be a very interesting prospect.
actually Luis Enrique would be quite an interesting choice.
 

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On current form we really shouldn't have expected better. Though a lot of promise was in evidence and some good chances got missed before they score. Guess they also missed some before then
 

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Enough is enough...Its been be 15 months into the job, over £120m invested in transfers and we're 6th in the league, 9 points off top 4. He still doesn't know his best 11 and formation. He doesn't know whether he is a 'protagonist' or 'chameleon'. Constant fueds with our top players. Wrong selections and substitustions...Sack him. He's done at Arsenal. I think we as Arsenal fans have endured enough of this fraud.
 

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Emrey has inherited a garbage defence that he hasn't been able to fix in the 3 transfer seasons he has been in charge. A lot may have to do with the funds he has available to him
 

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Emrey has inherited a garbage defence that he hasn't been able to fix in the 3 transfer seasons he has been in charge. A lot may have to do with the funds he has available to him
We know for a fact money hasn't been a problem. He brought in Luiz, Saliba (loaned back, sure), Leno, Sokratis and Tierney. Any reason he refuses to start the latter? The club apparently requested that he be withdrawn from the Scotland squad - presumably so that he could play today. He has the potential (and we've already seen it) to be our best LB since Cole.

Not sure which commentary you had, but the stream I was watching said he had $120mil+ sitting on the bench today - and that was just 3 players he signed this season. Even when he has the personnel available (this was the first time since like 2012 we had no injuries and a full squad) he doesn't appear to know what to do with them - we've been waiting for ages to see Özil behind Auba, Laca and Pepe (who would've been perfect for a counter attacking setup away from home). Yet he only brings on Pepe at the death hoping he'd pull another Europa League miracle.

And don't get me started on his preferred formation - a year and a bit later, and he still doesn't know what it is.

Emery isn't a terrible manager at all - he's just not compatible for the EPL, or Arsenal.
 

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We know for a fact money hasn't been a problem. He brought in Luiz, Saliba (loaned back, sure), Leno, Sokratis and Tierney. Any reason he refuses to start the latter? The club apparently requested that he be withdrawn from the Scotland squad - presumably so that he could play today. He has the potential (and we've already seen it) to be our best LB since Cole.

Not sure which commentary you had, but the stream I was watching said he had $120mil+ sitting on the bench today - and that was just 3 players he signed this season. Even when he has the personnel available (this was the first time since like 2012 we had no injuries and a full squad) he doesn't appear to know what to do with them - we've been waiting for ages to see Özil behind Auba, Laca and Pepe (who would've been perfect for a counter attacking setup away from home). Yet he only brings on Pepe at the death hoping he'd pull another Europa League miracle.

And don't get me started on his preferred formation - a year and a bit later, and he still doesn't know what it is.

Emery isn't a terrible manager at all - he's just not compatible for the EPL, or Arsenal.
I suppose I'm the only one not surprised with the results from this squad. The moment David Luiz was signed out of desperation I knew what to expect from the squad and so far I've been able to predict most results fairly accurately.

The desperate signing of Luiz was signal of how shyte the defence is. Its the defensive weakness that's breaking Emry and most of the problems are coming from fsck ups that Wenger signed. We'd be lucky to get half the price Wenger paid for them.

Whoever the next manager is is going to inherit this dead weight and have a fairly limited transfer budget to fix the squad. Hopefully the next manager is able to convince the board to take a loss in the transfer market offloading these players.
 
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