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Old Dec 29th 2019, 3:11 pm
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Have the Arsenal fans got their "Arteta Out!" banners printed yet?
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Old Dec 29th 2019, 6:54 pm
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slightly fortunate to get away with 3 points there against a good Blades team and Clownio Bravo kept a clean sheet.....
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Old Dec 29th 2019, 7:07 pm
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Have the Arsenal fans got their "Arteta Out!" banners printed yet?
Not available til a week Monday.....

They've got an order for OGS out banners to finish first.....
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Old Dec 29th 2019, 7:21 pm
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oh and 41 points so only need one from 18 games
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Old Dec 29th 2019, 7:36 pm
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I find it quite amusing how the so called big teams (with the obvious exception of 'Pool) have turned to shit. Makes top 4 a lot more interesting.

My post Christmas boredom reached it's peak (or trough depending on how you look at it) today, so much so I turned onto to watch some SPL which I haven't seen for years, Celtic v Rangers was bloody entertaining, didn't realise Scottish football could ever be fun to watch. Looks like Rangers are given Celtic a run for their money this season.
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Old Dec 29th 2019, 7:52 pm
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I find it quite amusing how the so called big teams (with the obvious exception of 'Pool) have turned to shit. Makes top 4 a lot more interesting.

My post Christmas boredom reached it's peak (or trough depending on how you look at it) today, so much so I turned onto to watch some SPL which I haven't seen for years, Celtic v Rangers was bloody entertaining, didn't realise Scottish football could ever be fun to watch. Looks like Rangers are given Celtic a run for their money this season.
It's a demonstration of the quality of the league and also how tactically good managers like Santo and Wilder are.

There's plenty of promising managers in the game which is why it is still disappointing a has been like Mourinho got the Tottenham job.

Liverpool are superb. On course for record points and great in all departments. Klopp's development and work with the two full back's shows he is probably the best manager in the game at the moment.

Arsenal flirting with relegation. It will be interesting if they fail to beat United on Wednesday and a couple of teams below them pick up results.
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Old Dec 29th 2019, 8:13 pm
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It's not all bad news, if you combine the points Arsenal and United have got this season they'd be in joint first place, well second due to goal difference
Still as true today as it was back in September.
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Old Dec 30th 2019, 4:04 am
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Yeah, that'll be United fault.... every time we turn a corner we hit another one.... and eventually end up going round in circles. Play well, beat a top 6 team, play a bottom team and draw / lose. Massively frustrating.

Quite looking forward to the Arsenal game tho.

Shame McT seems like he will be out for a while. He was having a cracking season so far.
United missing out on Haaland. I mean, the WORST chief exec in 'big club' history?
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Old Dec 30th 2019, 11:20 am
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United missing out on Haaland. I mean, the WORST chief exec in 'big club' history?
Always going to happen with Raiola as his agent.

Uniteds annus horribilis could have ended worse - still need to start the year off well though and beat Arsenal on NYD.

Still need a striker and a midfielder. Don't think Dembele is the answer though.
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Still need a striker and a midfielder. Don't think Dembele is the answer though.
With better service, Pukki or Ayew (the Crystal Palace one) would be a cheap option for your striker.. Maybe even both.

You won't be buying off us after being burned over Sanchez, will you?
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You won't be buying off us after being burned over Sanchez, will you?
Not usless you've somehow managed to re-acquire Van Persie in his pomp

Incidentally, nice to see that Pepe is turning into the massive flop fortold in my season predictions here like 5 months ago
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Incidentally, nice to see that Pepe is turning into the massive flop fortold in my season predictions here like 5 months ago
To be fair, there are few Arsenal players playing consistently this season. I miss Iwobi.

Hopefully we get a few signings in this transfer window, I'd like to see Gomez from Liverpool, I think Cantwell from Norwich would make a difference, and someone to replace Xhaka, who I hope leaves in January.
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Far too rose tinted on Arsenal's prospects. They won't get to any cup semi-finals in 2020 and certainly nowhere near the Top 5 of the EPL.

Talk of a Liverpool League and Champions League double will start in February when the league title race will likely be almost done and dusted for them and the CL football starts again.

I wondered if the World Club Cup fixture overload would catch up with them- it doesn't seem to have yet but it may.
Europa League semis is more than possible. on paper not many teams that are better left in the competition. Inter, Man United, Ajax, that's it. Maybe Wolves.
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Old Dec 30th 2019, 2:37 pm
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To be fair, there are few Arsenal players playing consistently this season. I miss Iwobi.

Hopefully we get a few signings in this transfer window, I'd like to see Gomez from Liverpool, I think Cantwell from Norwich would make a difference, and someone to replace Xhaka, who I hope leaves in January.
I reckon you’ve got as much chance of signing Messi as you do Gomez.
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I reckon you’ve got as much chance of signing Messi as you do Gomez.
I suspect the Kroenke's will be looking to trim the wage bill for life in the Championship.

Arsenal need to start thinking about signing players who can do it on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke.
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