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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    I think it's age...it's finally getting to the old man.

    Bless.
    Alzheimer's?


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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    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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    Couldn't agree more. I have no idea with Ox isn't starting. It begs the question, why did AW choose Santi over Cesc
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    Why is there so much turmoil on this thread. You're not even in trouble. It's been a sideways window but your team will improve it's performances as it's a young squad... It's what got you a good season last year.
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    (Original post by Complex Simplicity)
    Couldn't agree more. I have no idea with Ox isn't starting. It begs the question, why did AW choose Santi over Cesc
    Pride.

    I have no doubt in my mind, if we didn't have Ozil, we'd have Cesc. But Arsene wasn't prepared to get Cesc, because ultimately it would look as though signing Ozil was a mistake.




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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Alzheimer's?


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    Won't be surprised


    Ffs balo tells sky Italia that "This is my last day at AC Milan" #SSN
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    (Original post by jam278)
    Why is there so much turmoil on this thread. You're not even in trouble. It's been a sideways window but your team will improve it's performances as it's a young squad... It's what got you a good season last year.
    Very simple, we need a ST and DM, and have needed so for about 2 years now! This team won't go any further if we stay as we are, 3rd at best. The goalposts have moved, CFC and MCFC have gotten even further away, and a ST and DM are required to really close that gap.

    Any team with Old Man Mikel as a DM and that French Pony up front will not win the league.


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    (Original post by jam278)
    Why is there so much turmoil on this thread. You're not even in trouble. It's been a sideways window but your team will improve it's performances as it's a young squad... It's what got you a good season last year.
    Don't give me that crap!
    It hurts man, it's easy when you're team is making all the right signings and all, favourites to win the league. It's all rainbows and sunshine in chelsealand. We're just here taking one step forward and two steps back. Same nonsense every year. But I'll take my own advice and wait then see.

    Rant over
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    (Original post by jam278)
    Why is there so much turmoil on this thread. You're not even in trouble. It's been a sideways window but your team will improve it's performances as it's a young squad... It's what got you a good season last year.
    In fairness who wouldn't be in turmoil after losing 17-4 in the top 3 away games.
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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Pride.

    I have no doubt in my mind, if we didn't have Ozil, we'd have Cesc. But Arsene wasn't prepared to get Cesc, because ultimately it would look as though signing Ozil was a mistake.




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    I hate to say it but that makes a lot of sense. AW needs to stop being ruled by his emotions at times. Feels undue loyalty to rubbish players who have long past it, and lets pride get in the way of doing whats best for the club. As much as I dislike Real Madrid, one has to admire the way they ruthlessly get rid of good players and replace them with great players. Cesc is better than Carzola, there's no doubt about it. You as a manager find a way.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Don't give me that crap!
    It hurts man, it's easy when you're team is making all the right signings and all, favourites to win the league. It's all rainbows and sunshine in chelsealand. We're just here taking one step forward and two steps back. Same nonsense every year. But I'll take my own advice and wait then see.

    Rant over
    Chelsea are not favourites to win the league, there are clear faults in our squad. I'm backing Liverpool if they get a top striker tbh. Chelsea will probz win CL though. Real and Barca are a bit inbalanced and top heavy, although we'd get thrashed by Real so hoping someone else does the job for us. Bayern are the main competitors for the CL. See Chelsea Bayern final.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Don't give me that crap!
    It hurts man, it's easy when you're team is making all the right signings and all, favourites to win the league. It's all rainbows and sunshine in chelsealand. We're just here taking one step forward and two steps back. Same nonsense every year. But I'll take my own advice and wait then see.

    Rant over
    Lol if Arsene does somehow pull the rabbit out of the hat and get both a quality DM and ST, along with a good CB, I will hold my hands up and congratulate the man.

    However, if we end up with Song on loan, Marica and Boyata, then I will be smug as **** because I knew all along this summer would ultimately flop.

    Let's hope it is the former.

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    ****ty Puma kits? Letting stars join rival clubs? Small club behaviour. We are not really a great club anymore. We have become a cup team, like a Tottenham, only slightly better. Face it, we're deluding ourselves if we think otherwise. No point saving all that money up if we are not going to buy essential players. We're all getting taken for mugs.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    In fairness who wouldn't be in turmoil after losing 17-4 in the top 3 away games.
    But you won FA cup and had a better season than Chelsea arguably.

    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Very simple, we need a ST and DM, and have needed so for about 2 years now! This team won't go any further if we stay as we are, 3rd at best. The goalposts have moved, CFC and MCFC have gotten even further away, and a ST and DM are required to really close that gap.

    Any team with Old Man Mikel as a DM and that French Pony up front will not win the league.


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    Probably. But I think that the team focuses more on player improvement. I believe you'll have a good season. Another cup trophy and top 4 should do well for your confidence. I either see a runaway winner or a tight race with 4 teams in it.

    You have enough firepower vs the small teams and withstanding injuries should do better vs the top 4. You didn't lose to any of the top 4 at home, while City and Liverpool did.
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    (Original post by jam278)
    But you won FA cup and had a better season than Chelsea arguably.


    Probably. But I think that the team focuses more on player improvement. I believe you'll have a good season. Another cup trophy and top 4 should do well for your confidence. I either see a runaway winner or a tight race with 4 teams in it.

    You have enough firepower vs the small teams and withstanding injuries should do better vs the top 4. You didn't lose to any of the top 4 at home, while City and Liverpool did.

    We're not behaving like a big club, that is what pisses people off.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    We're not behaving like a big club, that is what pisses people off.

    People expect us to behave like City/Chelsea
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    panic... panic everywhere..

    Chill.

    So far there is little reason to panic, and this remains true up until the end of deadline day (and even then, I agree with jam, its a side-ways window, rather then any regression.. which whilst not great, is atleast not awful like many of the past years have been..)


    I dont think wenger is a liar, and when he said the end of august would be a busy time for signings I believe him. And I can completly buy that any big deals would depend on CL qualification, as that makes a lot of sense..

    For me:

    CB - guarenteed.. dont thing wenger for a second would leave arsenal with this few options..
    DM - I still think this is probably going to happen.. I dont think its likely to be the star signing we all want, but I think atleast some cover in this position will be aquired.
    Striker - Still has a chance for me.. These rumours about arsenal lining up a big signing have been buzzing for a while now, with some saying it depends on CL, ofcourse they are all just rumours, but they have been hanging around, and after last season I could fully see arsene going in big for someone at the very end of the season. I dont think this will be midfielder, as there are not many who fit the bill as a huge signing, so for me it would have to be a striker (of which a few seem possible.. if gossip is to be believed Reus turned down united.. Falcao may be up for a loan.. Cavani may be avaliable if PSG want to sign someone else.. etc.) Dont get me wrong, I dont think any of these are likely to happen, but they are certianly not impossible.. and well.....

    ... This time last season Ozil was impossible.

    So chill the **** out.

    As long as the window is still open, its not a disaster, and cant be written off..

    Jeeze its like being on the ****ing alevel results thread with the amount of panicing here.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    People expect us to behave like City/Chelsea
    No, people expect us to actually address the glaring issues in the team.

    Maybe if we did act like them we'd have our **** together, Mou knew they need a ST, creative midfielder and LB and he got it done.

    Meanwhile, it is not even the 2nd week of the season and we already have an injury crisis! Mr Forsythe needs to have them healing hands.


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    (Original post by jam278)
    Chelsea are not favourites to win the league, there are clear faults in our squad. I'm backing Liverpool if they get a top striker tbh. Chelsea will probz win CL though. Real and Barca are a bit inbalanced and top heavy, although we'd get thrashed by Real so hoping someone else does the job for us. Bayern are the main competitors for the CL. See Chelsea Bayern final.
    Are you being serious Jam? The league more likely than CL imo.
    But I think you're analysis of being thrashed by RM is a little off. I think you guys would do great against them, if u were to be beaten it will be by the mere one or two goal margin.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    We're not behaving like a big club, that is what pisses people off.
    I guess so. I don't disagree with that. But there is still time in the window and unlike United, you can afford to buy A list signings and they'd want to come to you than overpay for B/C list signings.

    It's not all doom and gloom. Personally your team is no worse than United's teams from 09-2013. So in reality you should just look at focusing how to win games and instill a winning mentality and a philosophy that means you are a feared team.

    If you want a better example of this. Liverpool went in a title race with Gerrard, Henderson and Allen in midfield.

    When you add that winning mentality and then players are of top quality, you get the invincibles, Chelsea 04-06, Real Madrid, Barcelona who dominate leagues. But you can win a title with your current squad.
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    SSN confirmed that Wenger has said he's in the market for a holding midfielder. (Srs)

    Phew! It's ok guys. Looks like we overreacted. We're winning the league!
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