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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10020 on: December 22, 2020, 01:46:30 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/12/21/arsenal-plan-doomsday-scenario-relegation-premier-league/

Arsenal have planned for the doomsday scenario of relegation from the Premier League with a number of players facing big pay cuts if the club goes down.

Unlike Chelsea in 2015, when they were 16th in the Premier League table during December, Arsenal have protected themselves against the financial impact of relegation.

It is understood that many of Arsenalís traditional rivals do not plan for the threat of relegation by inserting reduction clauses into their playersí contracts, but the practice is relatively common outside the big six.

Mikel Arteta outburst worryingly reminiscent of Rafael Benitezís Ďfactsí rant
Arsenalís relegation clauses are thought to be relatively new, given the fact many stalwarts of the Arsene Wenger era never had them during their careers.

Arsenal are 15th in the table, four points above the relegation zone, and have not been relegated since the 1912-13 season, when, as Woolwich Arsenal, they finished bottom of the old First Division.
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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10021 on: December 27, 2020, 11:04:41 PM »
Let's see if Arsenal can build on that. They haven't been playing badly recently. Some crap results but the football was there.
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« Reply #10022 on: December 29, 2020, 02:24:16 PM »
If Arsenal can will tonight they will only be 6 points behind title challengers Chelsea  :o

One good midfielder away from a decent side that could win the Europa Cup.
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« Reply #10023 on: December 29, 2020, 02:53:21 PM »
If Arsenal can will tonight they will only be 6 points behind title challengers Chelsea  :o

One good midfielder away from a decent side that could win the Europa Cup.

A lot of talk about Aouar. Canít comment on him but he seems to be a clever player, but so was Havertz and he hasnít set the place alight in Chelsea. Still think the defence is dodgy

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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10024 on: December 29, 2020, 03:06:22 PM »
If Arsenal can will tonight they will only be 6 points behind title challengers Chelsea  :o

One good midfielder away from a decent side that could win the Europa Cup.

A lot of talk about Aouar. Canít comment on him but he seems to be a clever player, but so was Havertz and he hasnít set the place alight in Chelsea. Still think the defence is dodgy

Arsenal have only conceded two goals from set-piece all season, and one of those was an own-goal. Their problem has been scoring goals. And as you imply it's that lack of a creative midfielder. Players take time to settle, human nature and I imagine this Covid-19 bubble is even harder for now players.
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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10025 on: December 30, 2020, 08:07:56 PM »
Yes, Arsenal's defence has been fairly solid. I think they're fairly low down in terms of goals conceded.

If they can find a way to solve the attack. Tierney sends in about half a dozen balls a game that are dreams for a good centre forward. Giroud would love him.
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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10026 on: January 19, 2021, 08:35:00 AM »
Looks like Ozil finally gone.

When  Arsenal fans look back in a few years, how will he be remembered?

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« Reply #10027 on: January 19, 2021, 09:43:40 AM »
Looks like Ozil finally gone.

When  Arsenal fans look back in a few years, how will he be remembered?

First few year a class act but then declined and happy to pick up a pay cheque.

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« Reply #10028 on: January 19, 2021, 11:47:44 AM »
Looks like Ozil finally gone.

When  Arsenal fans look back in a few years, how will he be remembered?

First few year a class act but then declined and happy to pick up a pay cheque.

Think Wenger fired money at Ozil just to show he could keep a big name.

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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10029 on: January 19, 2021, 02:42:26 PM »
Good job Saka & Smith Rowe have arrived on the scene otherwise Arsneal would be in huge trouble. They've given Arsenal some hope for the future along with Martinelli.

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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10030 on: February 13, 2021, 08:24:36 AM »
Arsenal are finished. It will be years before they will be back.
It took Liverpool 30 years, it will take as long if not longer for Arsenal.
None of the players are good enough and the manager is a joke.

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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10031 on: February 13, 2021, 09:06:43 AM »
Arsenal are finished. It will be years before they will be back.
It took Liverpool 30 years, it will take as long if not longer for Arsenal.
None of the players are good enough and the manager is a joke.

That's the manager who has won a trophy a few months into his managerial career?

There is some special youngsters there at the moment so future looks bright.

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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10032 on: March 06, 2021, 01:14:59 PM »
Jesus Christ Xhaka. Another one for the scrapbook.
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Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« Reply #10033 on: March 06, 2021, 01:22:15 PM »
Ridiculous goal.

Arsenal should be about three up.