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Old 8th December 2014, 18:19   #1456
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Be careful what you ask for! There arent many world class coaches without work. Who do you replace Wenger with? And what is the guarantee of success (unless the name is Mourinho and a carte blanche in his pocket)

If I were an Arsenal fan I wouldnt wish for Arsene's removal. If only board had supported him a few years back or even last year with Suarez. I think all Arsenal need is a real world class striker to lead the line (you need a couple I think. Giroud is at best a backup) The secret to SAF's winning the league all the time was our attack - just look at the names - Andy Cole, Yorke, Rooney, RVN, Ronaldo, RVP. With attack he just never compromised. Its another matter he hardly knew how to buy a half-decent midfielder (not just buy, even appreciate, given the way he drove out a talent like Pogba!!)
Hi Joslicx, Although you contradicted my thoughts, yet on a broader level I kind of agree with you. Who do you replace Wenger with? Not very many options if we consider lineage both AW's and Arsenal's. However, if you look at the results for the last few years, very objectively Arsenal has just been mediocre. Quarter finals in CL, 3-4th in EPL, solitary FA cup and losses to much smaller clubs. Hence, with the quality of players they have can they perform any worse, possibly not? Why a replacement is needed because fresh mind and approach is needed. the club needs to regain its position as the global leader. So whether it is Jurgen Klopp or Didier Deschamps or any talented Manager in non-descript leagues such as Japan/Saudi/US would do. Didn't Liverpool gained the spark after the hire of Brendon Rodgers. After all he was not a star coach of some blue-eyed club.

So as the banners say "Thanks for the memories professor. But its time to say goodbye"
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Have been a long-term Arsenal fan and that automatically qualifies you to be and Arsene Wenger fan. While Arsenal have always been the Bridesmaid team, never accomplishing what the Big Boys won, yet they played attractive football, almost nostalgic. So you used to sympathize or find an excuse even in defeats. But it seems that now team is playing neither gritty football nor attractive and getting beaten badly by clubs like Dortmund. So almost after 2 decades I think Arsene Wenger's time is over. As pointed out by several pundits, if Arsenal has to win any silverware Wenger must go. he has become a liability like Big Phil was for Brazil. He is just devoid of fresh ideas(maybe football has evolved to a newer level), always looks for lame excuses like injuries, refereeing etc. and not even creative in team selection and shape.

Go for it Gunners, get a new coach.
Yeah I don't see a replacement for Wenger in the near future. Yes, it has been frustrating but maybe this transfer window will change some things. I abhor the recent "banner displays" and booing of Wenger. He's done too much for us to berate him so badly.
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Yeah I don't see a replacement for Wenger in the near future. Yes, it has been frustrating but maybe this transfer window will change some things. I abhor the recent "banner displays" and booing of Wenger. He's done too much for us to berate him so badly.
The ideal person to be at the helm of Arsenal after Wenger would be Jurgen Klopp. It's certain that if BVB don't make it to Europa League qualification spots this season, he will be leaving the club. He has also expressed interest in coaching in the Premier League and I don't see any reason for him to ply his trade at the Emirates Stadium.

As for the 'banner displays', they were probably paid trolls.
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Ah this thread has gone too quiet for a loong time. Must be the Cricket world cup fever going around too.

Alas, Arsenal out of the race for the UEFA trophy. But they played well. And the match against ManU was my favourite this season!!

So this time also, Arsenal take the FA Cup?

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So this time also, Arsenal take the FA Cup?
Likely.

Nevertheless, a major upheaval is needed at the Emirates. With more and more people demanding Wenger's sacking, I feel it's perhaps best if he bows our respectfully after winning the FA Cup.

As for the squad, they need major reinforcements in their defence!
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So an Arsenal Liverpool match this weekend. Looking forward to it. If only Crystal Palace can beat ManC, then we will go to 2nd place!
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So an Arsenal Liverpool match this weekend. Looking forward to it. If only Crystal Palace can beat ManC, then we will go to 2nd place!
I'm not very confident after Skrtel got banned. No confidence in Toure or Sakho in defense. This can actually get into an 'outscore the opposition' situation like it was most of last season with Liverpool, but then a certain 'cannibal' is no longer playing for the Reds. Gerrard could've been useful, but he sure picks his moments to have his brain-farts.

It's probably bye-bye CL football for next season.

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I'm not very confident after Skrtel got banned. No confidence in Toure or Sakho in defense. This can actually get into an 'outscore the opposition' situation like it was most of last season with Liverpool, but then a certain 'cannibal' is no longer playing for the Reds. Gerrard could've been useful, but he sure picks his moments to have his brain-farts.

It's probably bye-bye CL football for next season.
Yeah Gerrard - a guy many football fans have immense respect for. But it was certainly an insane moment for him. Snapped there. Oh well, I just hope we play some good football and win against Liverpool.
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So an Arsenal Liverpool match this weekend. Looking forward to it. If only Crystal Palace can beat ManC, then we will go to 2nd place!
Only if you win against Liverpool
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Woohoo. What a game. Classy goals. All 4 of them oozed of class! And right at this moment, 2nd in the table. I just love it when Arsenal are on song.
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Woohoo. What a game. Classy goals. All 4 of them oozed of class! And right at this moment, 2nd in the table. I just love it when Arsenal are on song.
Rightly said.. Ozil was sublime in this match! . Arsenal were in full flow today.

I think liverpool struggled in defence and also Mignolet in between sticks doesnt inspire confidence. But me being a man united fan I am feeling good for liverpool losing today.

Watching the Man united vs Aston villa. Its 1-0 for Man U and the match has entered second half. Lets see how the match goes.
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Now, that is what you call a derby. Good show by United after being completely dominated for the first 10 minutes of play.

The race for positions 2, 3 and 4 is ON!!!
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Arsenal win. But otherwise bad weekend. Was hoping Chelsea would actually draw and of all the people to score - it had to be that fellow.

Wanted a draw in the ManU vs ManC match - that also sadly ended in ManU winning.
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Sterling to Man. City - 49 million pounds for a player with just one Ok season!
Excellent deal for Liverpool, and hope it will be re-invested wisely. And City gets another English bench-warmer.

Anyone following the transfer deals?
Barring Chelsea, I can see that almost all of the top BPL teams will have a new look
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Sterling to Man. City - 49 million pounds for a player with just one Ok season!
Excellent deal for Liverpool, and hope it will be re-invested wisely. And City gets another English bench-warmer.

Anyone following the transfer deals?
Barring Chelsea, I can see that almost all of the top BPL teams will have a new look
Yeah Liverpool made some good money there. Would like to see them play well.

Cech for Arsenal. Honestly, I am not excited about it. Don't see the big deal about it.

RvP could have become a legend. Now, he will fade into obscurity. Small minds.
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