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I would love us to go all out for Jiminez. Ticks all the boxes. Yeah he's 29 but we could get 3 good years out of him and he's proper competition for Bobby. 

 

Divock is a cult hero but is average at best. To rely on him or some very talented kids for next season is foolhardy. Thank god Mo, Sadio or Bobby have been injury free this seaaon but to hope that happens next season is playing russian roulette.

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5 minutes ago, John102 said:

We twatted Atletico across the two legs. We would have been through if it wasnt for Adrian.

 

We have shit the bed with the points total though.

What? 

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1 minute ago, skend04 said:

Fucking hell, reading this thread and it's like we've blown the league title. Get a grip, the title was won 5 matches ago. They've been absolute beasts for 2 seasons, a drop in form after winning the title was bound to happen. They all probably want to be on the beach somewhere, knee deep in fanny, not playing in empty stadiums.

Starting to think we have lost the league reading some comments on here these boys have moved mountains last 2 seasons so a stroll till end of season ok with me.

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2 minutes ago, John102 said:

We twatted Atletico across the two legs. We would have been through if it wasnt for Adrian.

 

We have shit the bed with the points total though.

It's always going to be a steep drop from the world's best keeper to someone who is prepared to warm the bench. Adrian did just about enough in the league at the start of the season to keep our 100% record going. Unfortunately, he chose the Chelsea and Atletico games to give his absolute worst performances for us.

 

I'm still sulking.

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It is great for the public here at Arsenal to see us. They must have been wondering what this team everyone is talking about are all about and now they have seen. We were wonderful.

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We didnt do anything to Atletico in the away leg, dont even think Oblak made a save. But second leg we battered them but were not clinical.

 

Hindsight is a great thing but we should have at least tried to get Haaland when he left Salzburg for £18m. He is suited to our league and offers more of a direct threat. Minamino will need more time to get used to the Premier League and is very lightweight.

 

Worried that if we sign no one in the summer we will stagnate and if one of the front 3, Van Dijk or Allison get injured the replacement quality isnt good enough. Teams also know that we struggle to break defences down when they sit back. 

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1 minute ago, johnsusername said:

What? 

Maybe i remember it incorrectly, as a few people have taken issue with it.

 

I remember us creating lots of chances, getting into a winning position and then blowing it after a terrible mistake.

 

We were wasteful yes, but clearly the better side.

 

Anyway, thats a thing of the past now. Just seems odd to use it as a stick to beat this side with.

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5 minutes ago, BeefStroganoff said:

Firmino has been atrocious and needs competition up front. Minamino isn't it.

We've got Origi he'll come good next Season.

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Look we are going to be lifting the trophy at Anfield next week, a bit of perspective! 

 

We have been very unlucky not to win the last 2 games just a 5% drop off.

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4 minutes ago, skend04 said:

Fucking hell, reading this thread and it's like we've blown the league title. Get a grip, the title was won 5 matches ago. They've been absolute beasts for 2 seasons, a drop in form after winning the title was bound to happen. They all probably want to be on the beach somewhere, knee deep in fanny, not playing in empty stadiums.

 

Or with their family and friends celebrating. Can't be easy winning such an important title and then not getting to strut your stuff in front of fans. Why the fuck should they bust a gut, might as well keep things ticking over and save energy for the new season which will be upon them within a short space of time. Obviously another record would have been nice, but these players and manager have broken enough and have landed us the title and a nice Super Cup and Club World Cup title to boot, it seems that some people will never be happy as they just like to whinge. Nothing wrong being disappointed in a bad performance but one has to look at the context of things and what this magnificent team have achieved despite those cheating cunts up the road. 

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8 minutes ago, Ronnie Whelan said:

I would love us to go all out for Jiminez. Ticks all the boxes. Yeah he's 29 but we could get 3 good years out of him and he's proper competition for Bobby. 

 

 

I like Jimenez but he'd cost too much for his age. If he were playing outside the Pl he'd probably only cost half of what we'd have to stump up. 

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4 minutes ago, Pistonbroke said:

 

Or with their family and friends celebrating. Can't be easy winning such an important title and then not getting to strut your stuff in front of fans. Why the fuck should they bust a gut, might as well keep things ticking over and save energy for the new season which will be upon them within a short space of time. Obviously another record would have been nice, but these players and manager have broken enough and have landed us the title and a nice Super Cup and Club World Cup title to boot, it seems that some people will never be happy as they just like to whinge. Nothing wrong being disappointed in a bad performance but one has to look at the context of things and what this magnificent team have achieved despite those cheating cunts up the road. 

Yeah, they'll get a month off at most before the next season starts. There'll be no break for any of them. There's a serious lack of perspective in a lot of the posts over the last few games.

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I've been watching football for decades. Every now and then you create 30 chances against 1 or 2 and still manage to lose. It happens. In other circumstances this could've cost us the league. Thank whoever you believe in this time it didn't.

 

We've had several matches this season when we've playde badly and still won. 

 

As irritating as such matches are I'm not going to sulk. The holly grail, the no 19, is ours. That's the main thing.

 

No record to worry about. Just start pre season now. The next 2 matches are both just preparation for next year. Then we go again.

 

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6 minutes ago, Pistonbroke said:

 

I like Jimenez but he'd cost too much for his age. If he were playing outside the Pl he'd probably only cost half of what we'd have to stump up. 

Fair point that.

 

The big quest for us is getting the next Jiminez or a potentially really good player. Not sure how much Jiminez would cost (40 mil?) but fairly sure we could get players for 20-30 million that could really make a difference like he did in leagues like Portugal.

 

Hope Minamino starts the final two games. We need him to get a goal and get his confidence up. He was boss at Salzburg so he has talent.

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That rrrreallly annoyed me. Mane was great, Robbo and Gini were good, but the rest were awful. Taki is completely out of his depth in the PL. Bobby has become complacent IMHO, he had another awful game, and he urgently needs competition.

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25 minutes ago, Ronnie Whelan said:

I would love us to go all out for Jiminez. Ticks all the boxes. Yeah he's 29 but we could get 3 good years out of him and he's proper competition for Bobby. 

 

Divock is a cult hero but is average at best. To rely on him or some very talented kids for next season is foolhardy. Thank god Mo, Sadio or Bobby have been injury free this seaaon but to hope that happens next season is playing russian roulette.

I am sure already read the stories distancing ourselves from him!

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16 minutes ago, Pistonbroke said:

 

I like Jimenez but he'd cost too much for his age. If he were playing outside the Pl he'd probably only cost half of what we'd have to stump up. 

I like Jota at Wolves - and he is only 23

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Seriously football isn’t fun for most people is it. I mean you win the holy grail (or so you think ) after 30 years and yet rather than enjoy that moment you start whinging over losing a game that meant fuck all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Ronnie Whelan said:

Fair point that.

 

The big quest for us is getting the next Jiminez or a potentially really good player. Not sure how much Jiminez would cost (40 mil?) but fairly sure we could get players for 20-30 million that could really make a difference like he did in leagues like Portugal.

 

Hope Minamino starts the final two games. We need him to get a goal and get his confidence up. He was boss at Salzburg so he has talent.

 

Minamino was indeed boss at Salzburg but the Austrian league is not as physical and tbh we mainly just saw him in the CL against us and we aren't that physical ourselves. He started off well tonight when he came on but was easily eased out of the game and started looking for fouls rather than asserting himself on the game. 

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2 minutes ago, Stickman said:

Seriously football isn’t fun for most people is it. I mean you win the holy grail (or so you think ) after 30 years and yet rather than enjoy that moment you start whinging over losing a game that meant fuck all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't wait for next season and the first game we drop points in. 

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These players are struggling to lift themselves and do all the right things that brought us to the stage where we clinched the title so early and so convincingly. We've not been ruthless enough in general this season (hence the many narrow wins and the early exit from Europe), but the lack of ruthlessness combined with the recent lack of edge is making us less of a threat. At the other end, we are seeing some shambolic defending from players that have otherwise been extraordinarily consistent and solid.

 

After clinching the title, we had several targets that we could still attain:

 

Getting over 100 points? Flubbed. Sounds harsh considering one more win will see us equal last season's exceptional tally, 4 points from the last 2 games will see us break it, and a maximum will leave us on a fantastic 99-point haul. It just seems anticlimactic because were really were well on course to smash past the 100-point barrier not so long ago.

 

Setting the record for most wins? Flubbed. Winning our last 2 matches will see us equal it though.

 

Setting a 100% winning record at home? Flubbed, thanks to very inconsistent finishing

 

Setting the record for the biggest points margin between the top two in the league? The record is 19 points, and we currently stand 18 points clear of City.

 

Alisson getting the Golden Gloves? Not while we make the sort of errors at the back we've been making recently.

 

Mo getting the Golden Boot? Not while his finishing is as erratic as it's been recently.

 

Maybe this group of players will use the failure to achieve these targets as a motivator to do it next year, just like they recovered from missing out on the European Cup in 2018, and the title last year. I think the squad needs a refresh in one or two areas to give us greater strength in depth for the challenge of fending off other teams who won't be so far back next year,and are spending money to try and overcome (or at least close) that gap. To just assume this lot have it in them to go again is borderline negligent.

 

 

 

 

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