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The tales of our transfer window so far

- Koscielny, our club captain, is refusing to go on US tour so he can force a move to France.
- There have been no suitors for Mustafi even though we are offering him to other clubs.
- Neil Lennon confirms that Arsenal have pulled out of the race to sign Kieran Tierney as we are unwilling to meet Celtic's fee.
- Ziyech is interested in a move to Arsenal but after 'detailed analysis', Emery has decided to not go for him, despite his £25m release clause.
- Zaha will (most likely) not be happening.
- Ismailia Sarr, a player we were heavily linked with, is close to finalising a £30m move to Watford.
- After a deal was so close to being finalised, Tottenham look to have usurped us for St. Etienne defender William Saliba.

Anything else I've missed?

comment by Kano (U20144)

posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

The rot started under Wengers reign Godfather

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 6 days, 10 hours ago

comment by Samir - Bottlers FC (U2630)
posted 22 hours, 18 minutes ago
The only positive Lex is that I think we are (almost) at rock bottom. Surely, the only way, after this upcoming season - which I know will be a disaster - is upwards.
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It could definitely be worse. Newcastle United for example.

posted 6 days, 10 hours ago

Is that really what we have to console ourselves with? That it could be worse? That at least we're not in the same boat as Newcastle United?

Jesus. How humiliating is that? This is not what was supposed to happen.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 6 days, 10 hours ago

comment by Samir - Bottlers FC (U2630)
posted 9 minutes ago
Is that really what we have to console ourselves with? That it could be worse? That at least we're not in the same boat as Newcastle United?

Jesus. How humiliating is that? This is not what was supposed to happen.
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Well you said you were almost at rock bottom, and you'd honestly have a fair bit to go for that. You're coming off the back of a season in which you reached a Europa League final and narrowly missed top 4. It's like a little better than what we were were experiencing a few years ago.

posted 6 days, 10 hours ago

We've not hit rock bottom. We still have lower to sink as things are progressing (or rather, regressing) at the moment. The coming season could see us scrapping with or even below the likes of Everton and Leicester, rather than with Chelsea and Spurs as we did last season.

posted 6 days, 10 hours ago

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Samir - Bottlers FC (U2630)
posted 9 minutes ago
Is that really what we have to console ourselves with? That it could be worse? That at least we're not in the same boat as Newcastle United?

Jesus. How humiliating is that? This is not what was supposed to happen.
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Well you said you were almost at rock bottom, and you'd honestly have a fair bit to go for that. You're coming off the back of a season in which you reached a Europa League final and narrowly missed top 4. It's like a little better than what we were were experiencing a few years ago.
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The problem is, all the other top clubs look like they are moving forward now whereas we are not doing enough to make the necessary changes if we want to remain with the pack.

Spurs have smashed their transfer record and can beat us for players. United have the budget to outspend us 5 times over. City are buying players and looking to improve even when they've won B2B titles. Liverpool have a well-balanced squad as it is and a top manager. Even Chelsea, though they have a transfer ban this Summer, will have £200m+ to spend next Summer, so they'll still be a threat.

Everton, Wolves, Leicester and West Ham are all showing more ambition to break into the current top 6.

If our fortunes do not change drastically and imminently, we are going to be finishing between 8th - 10th in the coming years.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 6 days, 10 hours ago

comment by Samir - Bottlers FC (U2630)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Samir - Bottlers FC (U2630)
posted 9 minutes ago
Is that really what we have to console ourselves with? That it could be worse? That at least we're not in the same boat as Newcastle United?

Jesus. How humiliating is that? This is not what was supposed to happen.
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Well you said you were almost at rock bottom, and you'd honestly have a fair bit to go for that. You're coming off the back of a season in which you reached a Europa League final and narrowly missed top 4. It's like a little better than what we were were experiencing a few years ago.
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The problem is, all the other top clubs look like they are moving forward now whereas we are not doing enough to make the necessary changes if we want to remain with the pack.

Spurs have smashed their transfer record and can beat us for players. United have the budget to outspend us 5 times over. City are buying players and looking to improve even when they've won B2B titles. Liverpool have a well-balanced squad as it is and a top manager. Even Chelsea, though they have a transfer ban this Summer, will have £200m+ to spend next Summer, so they'll still be a threat.

Everton, Wolves, Leicester and West Ham are all showing more ambition to break into the current top 6.

If our fortunes do not change drastically and imminently, we are going to be finishing between 8th - 10th in the coming years.
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We have signed a big player but have not done much else and it's gone a bit quiet with us at the moment when there's more work to be done.

Will be hard to predict how Man United and Chelsea do with newer managers. They might fail in their jobs.

Yes the teams below the top 6 may be a threat, but could be a threat to a few of us, not just Arsenal. With more money running through the league now, the right sort of investment combined with the lack of European football could see one of these teams outside the top 6 take advantage sooner rather than later.

posted 6 days, 9 hours ago

Spurtle,

If any of Leicester, Wolves, Everton or West Ham were to displace one of the current top 6 sides, logically speaking, which side would you say is most at risk?

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 6 days, 9 hours ago

Probably Arsenal as things stand but I wouldn't bet on them over United or Chelsea. I do think we're currently better than these 3 even if the table said differently last season.

posted 5 days, 2 hours ago

mustafi you would not be able to give him away on a free

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