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Old Jun 6th 2017, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by SpoogleDrummer View Post
In fact Van Dijk would probably be a replacement for Lovren so if anything the ****ers should be giving us a discount not complaining.
Has Klopp not been getting his Southampton loyalty card stamped? Surely Liverpool must be eligible for a free Charlie Austin by now.
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by zargof View Post
Don't tell Ed, it will break his little heart. He was so looking forward to signing all those players so you could really have a good go at getting 5th next season.
Aye, we'll struggle to do that now....
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 6:33 pm
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It's horrible winning all these trophies playing dull football. I don't know what it's like to play attacking football and win nothing. We've never done that. How does it feel?
At least the boring, boring Arsenal actually won something back in the day....

How long has it been since the Spuds won anything?
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 7:18 pm
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At least the boring, boring Arsenal actually won something back in the day....

How long has it been since the Spuds won anything?
Arsenal are entertaining now. Well the FanTV is.

Your lot are getting excited again.

You have your Thursday nights to look forward too and have signed some defender on a free.

Exciting times.
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Arsenal are entertaining now. Well the FanTV is.

Your lot are getting excited again.

You have your Thursday nights to look forward too and have signed some defender on a free.

Exciting times.
If signing a very decent left-back on a free means we're more likely to get Turan, Lacazette and Mbappe, I'm happy.
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
If signing a very decent left-back on a free means we're more likely to get Turan, Lacazette and Mbappe, I'm happy.
You won't sign Lacazette or Mbappe. HTH.
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 8:42 pm
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Not sure what this relegation thing is though, I guess it's something bad.
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 9:15 pm
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You won't sign Lacazette or Mbappe. HTH.
Why not? I think we're the only team who've made a firm offer for Mbappe right now.

Who are you replacing Lukaku with? Sturridge?
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
If signing a very decent left-back on a free means we're more likely to get Turan, Lacazette and Mbappe, I'm happy.
Don't worry too much Dave we are pretty good at signing defenders on a free, one even won the double with us.
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 9:22 pm
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Why not? I think we're the only team who've made a firm offer for Mbappe right now.

Who are you replacing Lukaku with? Sturridge?
Well for a start it's something step down, and Real Madrid are sniffing round him.

Besides, will Wenger really shell out 100M+ for a player?

As for our Lukaku replacement, there are plenty linked. Not sure who it will be yet.
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 10:19 pm
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Don't tell Ed, it will break his little heart. He was so looking forward to signing all those players so you could really have a good go at getting 5th next season.
As opposed to 8th/9th/10th* (delete as appropriate - no idea where Everton finished, as I'm not obsessed by them)

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Don't worry too much Dave we are pretty good at signing defenders on a free, one even won the double with us.
Have we thanked you for Van Persie lately? 20 times.
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 10:24 pm
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If signing a very decent left-back on a free means we're more likely to get Turan, Lacazette and Mbappe, I'm happy.
No harm Dave, but there's more chance of ME signing for the Gooners than the French kid... both Real & Barca are apparently 'in for him', so the rest of Europe can watch on from the sidelines....

The other two, you might get one off, though Lacazette has significant interest from others too.
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Originally Posted by hopeful_Mark View Post
Don't worry too much Dave we are pretty good at signing defenders on a free, one even won the double with us.
The good old days.

Arsenal need to focus on keeping Sanchez and Ozil.

They're probably the hottest properties available in the Premier League now the CL has been missed.

Complete strikers are the hardest things to find- I can't see them offering Mbappe more money than other clubs and he certainly won't go there for footballing reasons. Giroud will have to suffice for now.

If Wenger is smart he'll focus on a tough tackling box to box midfielder which should be a little easier to find.

Rob Holding looks good.

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As opposed to 8th/9th/10th* (delete as appropriate - no idea where Everton finished, as I'm not obsessed by them)
I'm intrigued to see what Everton do in the window. A chance for their new owners to walk the walk after all the talk of bringing fresh investment.
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Originally Posted by ededed View Post
Yet the opposite is clearly true.

However, It's horrible winning all these trophies playing dull football. I don't know what it's like to play attacking football and win nothing. We've never done that. How does it feel?

Must, must try harder.




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Hey Zargie, where's Lukaku off to? Apparently to a club, who in his words, 'will be playing in the CL and challenging for the PL title'....and allegedly paying 160 grand a week, so clearly not Spurs
He was keeping his lips firmly shut during an interview yesterday and then promptly went and started following 3 Chelski players on twitter or Insta or whatever

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Oh and speaking of fat wedges, I still think Rooney will be an Everton player again by the end of the summer.
I can see that too as I can't see him having a future at United especially when we bring in one if not two strikers who will be ahead of him. Also I can't see him going to China. The US possibly.

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No, we aren't... if the media 'links' were correct, we'd have signed half the players in Europe over the last month...
And the other half will be mentioned over the next month!

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The reality is a good bit more 'sane'. Lindelof will arrive soon from Benfica (to partner Bailly at CB); Perisic is coming from Inter for a vastly inflated fee (45m), and tbh I haven't seen enough of him to know how MUCH of an overspend 45m is, but if he WAS a '45m player', we'd know a helluva lot more about him by now...
Yeah, I have heard the same. These two are pretty much done deals and both will be officially announced relatively soon apparently.

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Griezmann was joining until Zlatan got crocked, and Jose realised we needed a striker more than a no. 10.... which is why we've been linked with Rom, as well as Morata & Andrea Belotti at Torino....
I think it'll be Morata. Apparently he is something of a unfinished Jose project....

So 'if' we get Lindelof, Persic and Morata (ignoring the GK situation for a minute), a LB and we'll be looking in a lot better shape.
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