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    I actually might put a bet on us getting 4th at this point.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Wenger on signings: "We are not in an emergency case but we are open to any opportunity to strengthen our defensive department."

    This guyyy mann.
    Not in any emergency case despite the fact that Arteta is just awful, should really be shipped out to the Spanish 2nd division, Giroud is...well Giroud and currently our best CB, is a 19 year old!!

    It's the hope that kills you


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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    I actually might put a bet on us getting 4th at this point.
    Inb4 Kruz puts that in his sig.
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    @DiMarzio saying that Rabiot will now cost £24m!! That's the end of that one then!

    And Dean is saying we can afford to pay 200k on a big punt, assuming we qualify next week.

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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Cavani...meh. I'll still take him though.

    But still, gives them that fear factor and can finish.
    Can finish?!!

    Inside the box conversion rates are as follows (pardon the formatting):
    Balotelli: 8 for 57 = 14.0%
    Giroud: 16 for 90 = 17.8%
    Benzema: 15 for 82 = 18.3%
    Mandzukic: 18 for 74 = 24.3%
    Cavani: 15 for 75 = 20%

    He has a worse conversion rate that Giroud and we all know the stick he gets (mostly because he's the only one and not an option) By no means am I saying he's worse than Giroud though, that would be rude and I would still take him any day over Olivier because I'm sick of him being the only out and out ST we have, don't count Sanogoals, he's a bloody postman, and terrible.



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    "Arteta out for 2 weeks"



    dm incoming brahhssssssss
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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Can finish?!!

    Inside the box conversion rates are as follows (pardon the formatting):
    Balotelli: 8 for 57 = 14.0%
    Giroud: 16 for 90 = 17.8%
    Benzema: 15 for 82 = 18.3%
    Mandzukic: 18 for 74 = 24.3%
    Cavani: 15 for 75 = 20%

    He has a worse conversion rate that Giroud and we all know the stick he gets (mostly because he's the only one and not an option) By no means am I saying he's worse than Giroud though, that would be rude and I would still take him any day over Olivier because I'm sick of him being the only out and out ST we have, don't count Sanogoals, he's a bloody postman, and terrible.



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    But 20% is better than 17%?

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    (Original post by Gob Bluth)
    Balotelli is 4 or so years younger than Cavani and about 5 than Falcao. Got to say he is someone with time on his side to get to the top still. It's a risk, but so was Suarez when he joined to be fair.

    Surprised Arsenal never seemed to have any interest for him tbh.
    Yeah he reminds me a bit of Suarez, troubled childhood wrt adoption and racism. Think he'll do well for pool. Rodgers is a good man manager as well as a tactician.
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    Banked. This will be used a lot this season.
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    But 20% is better than 17%?

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    Is just fed up with Giroud, I really am!!

    I knew this summer would flop and if we don't get a ST or DM it will, we haven't addressed the main issues in our team.


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    If we can sell Arteta and Giroud (meaning we can get new players in), I'd personally drive them to their new clubs.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    If we can sell Arteta and Giroud (meaning we can get new players in), I'd personally drive them to their new clubs.
    Lol sadly that won't happen, Arsene likes Giroud for some reason and Arteta foolishly has been made captain, we are stuck with them. If Giroud's awful showing in Turkey wasn't enough to show AW that he isn't anywhere near the standard of what we require, the I don't know what will.


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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Lol sadly that won't happen, Arsene likes Giroud for some reason and Arteta foolishly has been made captain, we are stuck with them. If Giroud's awful showing in Turkey wasn't enough to show AW that he isn't anywhere near the standard of what we require, the I don't know what will.


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    Wenger is gay with both with them. It's the only logical explanation. They are exchanging sexual favours for games.
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    I was optimistic about this season after we made our four signigns but now I'm sceptical to say the least.There's no hope in hell we are winning the league with Giroud and SaNOGOAL with our main strikers.
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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Lol sadly that won't happen, Arsene likes Giroud for some reason and Arteta foolishly has been made captain, we are stuck with them. If Giroud's awful showing in Turkey wasn't enough to show AW that he isn't anywhere near the standard of what we require, the I don't know what will.


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    Giroud can stay but as 3rd choice. Seriously he shouldn't be starting for us ever. I can't stand players who can't finish, never mind poor finishers who are also lazy or can't be bothered.

    We need a striker urgently and Campbell needs to actually play. I have no idea why AW hasn't learnt how crap carzola is on the wing.
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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Lol sadly that won't happen, Arsene likes Giroud for some reason and Arteta foolishly has been made captain, we are stuck with them. If Giroud's awful showing in Turkey wasn't enough to show AW that he isn't anywhere near the standard of what we require, the I don't know what will.


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    Really beggining to feel like **** about this window now - but I'll control the emotions until the end

    Remember when Liverpool & Chelsea were signing players before the World Cup we were all feeling like this too.. Then Wenger goes out & buys Sanchez Chambers, Debuchy & Ospina.

    I still got a glimmer of hope that he'll sign a CDM & a CB.. Maybe a striker

    Eh, who am I kidding.
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    Lol icba peggles!
    For what it's worth, balotelli is great at set pieces, could do the job there.
    Plus with the right midfield behind him feeding him the ball he'd be an upgrade and a half on Giroud as you'd presumably agree with.
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    Really beggining to feel like **** about this window now - but I'll control the emotions until the end

    Remember when Liverpool & Chelsea were signing players before the World Cup we were all feeling like this too.. Then Wenger goes out & buys Sanchez Chambers, Debuchy & Ospina.

    I still got a glimmer of hope that he'll sign a CDM & a CB.. Maybe a striker

    Eh, who am I kidding.
    This window was too good to be true, we were sold a dream.

    Wenger went out and bought players to replace the outgoing ones plus Sanchez, didn't address the DM or ST situation.

    The hope will kill you, Arsene said a few weeks ago he expects to be busy in the last 2 weeks of the window, another possible trolley dash. Just hope the players are of a better standard than Park and Santos!


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    I think it's age...it's finally getting to the old man.

    Bless.
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    (Original post by Complex Simplicity)
    Giroud can stay but as 3rd choice. Seriously he shouldn't be starting for us ever. I can't stand players who can't finish, never mind poor finishers who are also lazy or can't be bothered.

    We need a striker urgently and Campbell needs to actually play. I have no idea why AW hasn't learnt how crap carzola is on the wing.
    Don't get me wrong Giroud would be a brilliant 2nd/3rd choice, but as 1at choice be is awful. He is without a doubt the wits starting ST, I have seen for Arsenal in my lifetime. I'd go as far as saying Bendtner is better than him, he's just a **** with a massive ego.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Campbell was sold on deadline day. Arsene is stubborn, once he's set in his ways, it will take a lot for him to change his mind. For all of this talk of Jack being out of form, so is Santi and he has been for quite some time, the Ox should be starting instead of him.


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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    This window was too good to be true, we were sold a dream.

    Wenger went out and bought players to replace the outgoing ones plus Sanchez, didn't address the DM or ST situation.

    The hope will kill you, Arsene said a few weeks ago he expects to be busy in the last 2 weeks of the window, another possible trolley dash. Just hope the players are of a better standard than Park and Santos!


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    Tbh Arsenal aren't really in a troublesome situation. You should get through vs Ba and co unfortunately. Also there are strikers available for the right price. Falcao e.g. would come to you guys if you broke the bank. Real Madrid will have somebody. Illaramendi on loan would be a good signing for the DM position as he's going to struggle to get gametime at Madrid. Heck even put a clause to buy outright like 25-30M. He'll be better than Arteta plus would like to see him to be replaced with a fellow basque. The basque region sure knows how to make good DMs. :moon:

    Heck i won't be surprised if he does something like this. He's probably on the phone to Ancelotti right now trying to loan him out as we speak. It makes so much sense for it not to happen.
 
 
 
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