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So what will the next manager do?

By Tony Attwood

One newspaper headline today is “Arsenal need a realist who will get rid of half of the squad”.

I am not at all sure that this is the case, but I wonder if those who have called for Mr Wenger’s departure are already evolving their position.

The argument I have had tried to postulate all the time is that changing the manager doesn’t automatically take a club from being where we are, up to being champions, or as has been said a number of times, regularly challenging to be champions.  My argument has always been that changing the manager is no guarantee of such change because of other issues floating around the club such as:

  • The amount of money to be spent in the transfer market given the wealth of some other teams
  • The attitude of the board of directors
  • The reluctance of some managers to come to Arsenal having seen how Mr Wenger has been treated after three FA Cup wins in four years, a League cup final and a Europa final this year.
  • The lack of action from Uefa over FFP.

That doesn’t mean we won’t get a manager, of course we will but whether he will be able to deliver an improvement on Mr Wenger’s record over the last five years I am not so sure.

But let’s have a look at the notion of getting rid of half of the squad.  That would do two things: leave a squad that had to spend a lot of time getting used to each other at a time when many are off playing in the World Cup (that, I suspect would be very difficult), and the recruitment undertaken in a way that I don’t think has ever happened before.  Mr Wenger certainly brought in new players when he arrived before, but he also revitalised some existing players.

That change was possible because the crowd were not getting on the backs of half of the team, as the article noted above suggests.  In this difficult atmosphere, life might not be so simple.

And because of this I suspect change will come at a more modest pace, and this might antagonise some people who have put a lot of their own time and effort into creating flags and rehearsing chants.

One of the interesting ways that some of the bloggettas who have promoted the notion that everything is all Mr Wenger’s fault is proposed by setting up the story that unless the board move now for the perfect manager the chance of getting him will be lost forever.  (In the case of one article that perfect manager is Patrick Vieira).

So although the original tale was, get rid of Mr Wenger and everything will be alright, within a matter of days that has changed to, get Mr Wenger and appoint x whoever “x” is, and everything will be alright.  If not we are still doomed.  All doomed.

Another interesting assumption that seems to dominate all the many transfer stories that are doing the rounds today is that the departure of Mr Wenger makes no difference and that the same players as before are being bid for.

Which is interesting because we have quite a few range of opinions:

a) Clear out half the squad now or else nothing will change.

b) Everything is as before – the people we were bidding for before, we are still bidding for the same people.

c) The new manager will have his own men and will change a couple of players – as probably would have happened this summer had Mr Wenger stayed.

But all three scenarios created problems.   Option a) does create a chaotic situation with so many ins and outs not only is the team unstable but the whole squad is uncertain who is coming and who is going and indeed how they are supposed to be playing, especially after a World Cup summer.

Option b will just seem odd, since Mr Wenger’s departure will make no change, and presumably the same nay-sayers will get on the back of the manager once again.

Option c will look once again like Mr Wenger is still here which for the anti-Wenger crowd will be the worst of all worlds.

None of that looks like appeasing the anti-Wenger people who have got so used to being anti the club it could be a little hard for them to settle down, especially if results don’t go our way quickly.   We know from all the commentaries that appear daily that winning the FA Cup maybe three times in four seasons is not enough, and that top four is not a trophy.

Because I saw very few anti-Wenger writers actually go into the practicalities of  the changeover I think this could be quite a tough ride.

But let’s hope not.

Mr Wenger and the Match of the Day focus on the banner – an edited link thanks to Verdi Dhami

32 comments to So what will the next manager do?

  • ken1945

    The grass is always greener was never more apt than now in my opinion.
    Why has it taken the resignation of our great manager to bring out the “silent majority”?
    I only hope that those so called supporters who believed they knew better than Arsene will hang their heads in shame when he leaves our club for a top club that recognises this man for the genius he is.
    After over sixty years of supporting A.F.C. I feel ashamed of our supporters, the board and owner.
    Thank you Arsene, there are some of us who will always respect and remember your contribution to our club.
    Nothing else seems to matter now I’m afraid to say.

  • Roadrunner

    Of course top four is not a trophy. Why would it be?

  • Chris

    Wonder how Ramsey and Wilshere are going to decide on their future. How Ozil feels. Not event talking about out 2 new winter stars.

    Then on the other hand, you know what ? All these people are richly paid for their efforts so let them deal with the ‘problem’. We’ll soon enough see if the issue was Mr Wenger or something else. Wonder if PGMOB will start targeting some other club now.

  • Goonermay68

    WANTED A COACH THAT CAN COACH A TEAM TO DEFEND. wenger never listened never learnt from same mistakes. Surrounded by yes men. Not sure if you morons ever played at ANY sort of level.but listening to the same drivel week on week. REAL ARSENAL fans wanted thi this ego based cretin gone ten years ago. WELL RID ruined his Legacy.

  • knobby

    I have been getting the feeling that the player transformation has already begun.
    The players that have been brought in lately are not being introduced into the team like they are previously they would get a few chances from the bench then the starts would come with increased frequency until a permanent position was found then they would not get dropped even if the form dropped and normally Arsene would be proved correct.
    The new signings like Kolasinac get thrown straight in and a bad game dropped for a youngster played out of position, completely different to what happened to Monreal where the fans took a dislike but again Arsene was proved correct.
    Mustafi and Xhaka seem like joint decisions where the board have told Arsne to just get a holding midfielder and centre half and we will pay whatever it costs.
    Holding and Elneny are Arsenes old style of signing.
    Also the way Walcott and Giroud left the club in the winter transfer window for relatively small fee’s was like a minor clear out along with Wilshere’s lower wage offer.
    Stuart Robson said on the radio the other day that the changing of the backroom staff left Arsen frustrated and unhappy and squeezed him although I utterly dislike him he may have got the situation correct.

  • Ernest Reed

    Hire Hunter13, the team needs fire and passion!

  • Nitram

    ken1945

    “After over sixty years of supporting A.F.C. I feel ashamed of our supporters, the board and owner.”

    Then Goonermay68 turns up.

    He says: REAL ARSENAL fans wanted this ego based cretin gone ten years ago.

    And there I was thinking that ten years ago the cry was ALL WE WANT IS TO WIN A TROPHY.

    He says: WANTED A COACH THAT CAN COACH A TEAM TO DEFEND

    And there I was thinking we wanted a coach that could win trophies.

    And he called us morons. I tell you, some people just should not be allowed out.

  • Gunz

    “FOOTBALL is FIXED‏ @footballisfixed

    First the media tried to say Wenger resigned due to fear of the sack but there was no evidence of that.

    Then the media said he left #Arsenal because of some fans but that was made up.

    We think he’d had enough of biased media, corrupt refs & the lack of #VAR.”
    That’s what I think.

  • timo

    i think VAR TOO. He might want a league with VAR to be comfortable at least with more predictable fairness with referee decisions. THERE he can watch the game more calmly without the fear of getting robbed. Lets see what he says at the end of the season on why he chose to step down.

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    It is unpatriotic from the point of views of the faithful Arsenal fans for any Gooner of the AKBs family to start professing that Arsenal will fall to grass from the level where Le Boss got the club to reach when he leaves. Such a belated negative comment or outburst is unbecoming and subversive to the progress of Arsenal FC. Which I believe should be controlled to not allow the emotion of seeing Le Boss forced out of Arsenal get the better of him or her. For, no Arsenal fan who loves Arsenal and is in his or her correct state of mind should ever advocate to see Arsenal regress.

    I think what should be of paramount to all Arsenal supporters at this point of Le Boss who is about to depart from the club whether they be of the AKBs or AOBs descents which I believe will die a natural death after Le Boss is gone, is to glamour for Arsenal to progress remarkably beyond the post Le Boss’ Titles winning success during his managerial stewardship at the club.

    As for who will be the next Arsenal manager, the ask is an intriguing ask. For, in as much as many names who are looking to qualify to be appointed as the new Arsenal manager to succeed Le Boss kept being floated daily in the media, I personally cannot point to one of them to be appointed with confidence.

    Nevertheless, what I do want to see the Arsenal board do is to appoint a competent manager with League Title wins and CL Title wins experience. Or at least a manager who is stll in his mid 30 but not more than 45 years old who has led his team before to the final of the CL on some occasions and who can galvanise the current Le Boss senior team squad he will leave behind for him to inherit to win the PL Title and before hand, won one other domestic Title say, the League Cup and win the UCL giant trophy all in his first season at Arsenal but if Arsenal wins the Europa League Cup this season to qualify for the CL next season.

    And as for a clear out of some current Gunners at Arsenal, it all depends. But definitely, I think a clear out to some degree will happen in the current Le Boss 25 man first team squad list. For a certainty, Mertesacker as we all know is out and will be replaced likely with a top quality centreback signing. Koscielny for his Achilles, maybe will be shipped out. And the aging Monreal maybe well be shipped out too if he still has a contract to run at Arsenal. But the rest of our defefenders of: Bellerin Chambers, Holding, Maitland and Mustafi will all stay at Arsenal next summer presumably. In the midfield, Cazorla is a prime target to say, bye bye to Arsenal saves if a miracle keeps him at Arsenal next summer. But all our mid fielders of: Ramsey, Oezil and Mkhitaryan will all stay next summer. But if Iwobi improves drastically to convince the new manager could remain at Arsenal next summer, Xhaka will remain. But ElNeny I am not that sure will be retain by the new manager. But if he can improve further to co-marshall the protection of the Arsenal back four with Xhaka efficiently in the summer will be retained. Otherwise, he might be sold in the summer to bring in a true and out midfield enforcer who’ll be better at doing the job for Arsenal. Jack Wilshere is a special case in the sense that he could stay at Arsenal beyond this season if he accepts the offer on the table for him. Or he goes at the end of the season as a free agent to be replaced with a top grade attacking mid fielder signing.

    I think all our 3 front line sritkers of: Aubameyang, Lacazette, and Welbeck? will be retain buy the new manager. But he maybe tempted to replace Welbeck with a top quality striker with a proven regular goals scoring consistency in one of the top 5 European Leagues that includes the PL of course.

    And lastly, the new Arsenal new manager must not only honour and respect the club’s policy of growing playing youngsters uncompetitive completions by playing them but not only in the Carabao games and in the ELC games or in the CL competition as substitutes but a times as starters as the grow and mature to give them such playing opportunities more so in the Premier League games to see who among them can make it and has made the grade to the senior team squad. And in this regard, our young Gunners of: Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Vlad Dragomir who have all proved their Worth’s among others are in the fore front line to progress to the Arsenal senior team sooner than very later .

  • I’m a 59-year-old (very) rusty old man, but I used to play at “some sort of level” (French 4th division in the 1980s)
    And … seeing the way he has developed players like Kos/Nacho/Elneny/Khaka/Rambo … (only to mention a few of the current squad), any guy having played at “any sort of level” has been dreaming now and then of having come across someone like the Great Man, along the way.
    You know what? I like every-single-lad-the-current-squad-is-composed-of.
    Do they have their foibles? Carabao Cup finalists, Europa League semi-finalists, 6th in the most difficult League in the world, 3 goals per home game, …: fortunately for the cheikhs, yes, they do have some, otherwise …
    After all, they’re … HUMAN; anyone not willing to accept that should get into some kind of e-sport (I think Kroenke has already put some money in that, but this would have to be checked out), and not bother the real lovers of the beautiful game any longer.
    Anyway, the only way to clean a tiny bit of this mess up would be:
    – sign Eddie Howe on a 10-year contract
    – not change another thing
    – put absolute, blind faith, in the current squad, as well as in the wonderful youngsters (U23s; U18s; younger ones even) waiting in the wings (including the slightly older Chambers, Iwobi, Holding, Kolasinac, who may have been disappointing at times, but who’ll “come of age” – footballistically – very soon)
    – let Howe nurture them
    Then, and only then, will Gazidis have an outside chance of redeeming himself

  • Roadrunner I think you fail to grasp the historical symbolic significance of the phrase “top four is not a trophy.”

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Please I am reposting the.edited version of my earlier comment for better clarity.

    It is unpatriotic from the point of views of the faithful Arsenal fans for any Gooner of the AKBs family to start professing that Arsenal will fall to grass from the level where Le Boss got the club to reach when he leaves. Such a belated negative comment or outburst is unbecoming and subversive to the progress of Arsenal FC. Which I believe should be controlled to not allow the emotions of seeing Le Boss getting forced out of Arsenal get the better of him or her. For, no Arsenal fan who loves Arsenal and is in his or her correct state of mind should ever advocate to see Arsenal regress.

    I think what should be of paramount to all Arsenal supporters at this point of Le Boss departing from the club whether they be of the AKBs or AOBs groupings which I believe will die a natural death after Le Boss is gone, is to glamour for Arsenal to progress remarkably beyond the post Le Boss’ Titles winning success during his managerial stewardship at the club.

    As for who will be the next Arsenal manager, the ask is an intriguing ask. For, in as much as many names who are looking to qualify and can be appointed as the new Arsenal manager to succeed Le Boss have kept being floated daily in the media, I personally cannot point to anyone of them to be appointed with confidence.

    Nevertheless, what I do want to see the Arsenal board do is to appoint a competent manager with League Title wins and CL Title wins experience. Or at least a manager who is stll in his mid 30 but not more than 45 years old who has led his team before to the final of the CL on some occasions and who can galvanise the current Le Boss senior team squad he will leave behind for him to inherit to win the PL Title and before hand, win one other domestic Title say, the League Cup and also wins the UCL giant trophy all in his first season at Arsenal. But that could only happen if Arsenal wins the Europa League Cup this season to qualify for the CL next season.

    And as for a clear out of some current Gunners at Arsenal, it all depends. But definitely, I think a clear out to some degree will happen in the summer in the current Le Boss’ 25 man first team squad list. For a certainty, Mertesacker as we all know is out and will be replaced likely with a top quality centreback signing. Koscielny for his Achilles, maybe shipped out. And the aging Monreal may well be shipped out too at the end of this season. But he could be retained because the older he becomes, the better he is at delivering for Arsenal if he’s 100% fit by scoring goals for Arsenal. But the rest of our defefenders of: Bellerin Chambers, Holding, Maitland and Mustafi should all stay at Arsenal next summer presumably. In the midfield, Cazorla is a prime target to say, bye bye to Arsenal saves if a miracle keeps him at Arsenal next summer. But all our mid fielders of: Ramsey, Oezil, Mkhitaryan and Kolasinac should all stay next summer. But if Iwobi does not improve drastically to convince the new manager, he may not be retained at Arsenal next summer, Xhaka should remain. But ElNeny, I am not that sure will be retained by the new manager. But if he can improve furthermore to be co-marshalling the protection of the Arsenal back four with Xhaka efficiently in the summer, he could be retained. Otherwise he might be sold in the summer to bring in a true and out midfield enforcer who’ll be better at doing the job singlehandedly for Arsenal. Jack Wilshere is a special case in the sense that he could stay at Arsenal beyond this season if he accepts the offer on the table for him. Or he goes away at the end of the season as a free agent to be replaced with a top grade attacking mid fielder signing.

    I think all our 3 front line srikers of: Aubameyang, Lacazette, and Welbeck? will be retained by the new manager. But maybe hell be tempted to replace Welbeck with a top quality striker signing with a proven regular goals scoring consistency who is playing in one of the top 5 European Leagues that includes the PL of course.

    And lastly, the new Arsenal new manager must not only honour and respect the club’s policy of growing youngsters to play them in competitive completions by not only playing them in the Carabao Cup games and in the ELC games if Arsenal are playing in it or in the CL competition as substitutes. But a times play them as starters too in all competitions as they grow stronger and mature by giving them such playing opportunities more so in the Premier League games to see who among them can make it to the next level and has made the grade to the senior team squad. And in this regard, our young Gunners of: Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Vlad Dragomir (credit to Le Boss for developing them) who have all proved their Worths among others to be in the fore front line to progress to the Arsenal senior team sooner than the very later should keep be played regularly not only in the Arsenal PL 2 games but in the PL sometimes..

  • Gooner Mikey

    Channel 5. Ferguson Wenger Feud. What a Man Utd wankfest. The whole programme was basically put together as a tribute to Ferguson and the teams that kicked and cheated their way to success. Meanwhile, Man U players got to repeatedly call Arsene and Arsenal a “disgrace”, “over the top”, “weak” etc etc. What a complete load of crap.

  • Mike Collins

    I dont for one moment think there is a lack of ability in the present team But, my goodness they have to learn to defend.

  • knobby

    Just watched that crap. How is Neville Englands manager after he admitted rotational fouling etc.
    And the bullying of Ferguson was well known but even the refs said on camera. The whole story needs rewriting yet I suppose it will become legendary like the Krays story.

  • Chris

    Just on the Guardian, the link to their Football weekly. The title : “Wenger finally out…..” what else does one have to say ?
    Wonder what Mr Wenger specifically did to get this kind of hatred going his way from this ‘so-called’ newspaper.

    As for the suggestion of hiring a manager on a long term contract….my reaction is just ‘bolloks’
    Considering how little backing Mr Wenger has received lately, do you really believe any new manager would survive 5 losses in a row or 2 or 3 years without a trophy or CL.

    We were witnesses to an outlier of more then 20 years, something that will not happen again. Mr Wenger made the link from a time forever gone to a new era that brings instability and merchandizing, from sport to show-business.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    I always envisaged that Arsene Wenger would leave Arsenal in a blaze of glory , in most probability by doing another double in our celebratory 100 years in the first division in 2019 .

    But alas , it is not to be . But he leaves in a far , far better position than when he first arrived. For this I shall be always be grateful to him.

    And for all those pleasant and euphoric memories over the last two decades. It will never be ever effaced from my memory . It will linger on forever , and with time and reflection ,it probably will be regarded as among the happy spikes in my life’s graph.

    Arsene Wenger forever ! Up the Gunners !

  • Gooner Mikey

    @ Brickfields

    Quite right. But the vast majority of those “fans” who drove him out won’t remember what it was like when he arrived because they weren’t fans at that time.

    As far as why the media and authorities hate him, in my opinion it is because he stood for principles of honesty and integrity, the antithesis of both those shabby outfits.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Picking up on the comments that AW was let down by the lack of outward support by board and management , I do hope that who ever comes in next , be not denied this support . David Dein did this well for AW , until he left.

    Since the board will appoint the next manager , it will be onus on them to show loyalty and give full backing to their man. Call out the cheats that regularly impede our progress – whoever they may be .

    Threaten them with lawsuits or injunctions , or even leaving the EPL , to play in a super Euro league . Fuck these ‘little Napoleons ‘ who cannot see that they are screwing up the goose laying those golden eggs.

    No more pussy footing around , the cheating shit stops now !

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Gooner Mikey – 24/04/2018 at 7:21 am – I have never ever considered them as fans . Or possessing intelligence . More likely imbeciles and morons. And am still yet to be proved wrong !

    And I don’t believe that its these arseholes that were the final straw – it looks more like it was more of a financial and economic reasons.

  • king

    Lol @Tony, give it a rest. The Lord Wenger is going at the end of the season and no matter how much you use your clairvoyance and get into the heads of the Wenger out guys to extract their thoughts, you’re not going to change that.
    You’re the one who plans to give the next manager a tough time, by constantly reminding him whatever his achievement that he’s not as good as the Lord Wenger, you’re just too cowardly to ‘fess up

  • king

    Someone once sang “all the while they looked at me like a monkey, they never knew I was seeing them as bananas”
    So while looking at other fans as whatever U want, remember they also have eyes and are allowed to look at you whatever way they want too. A word is enough for the wise

  • Jammy

    Goonermay68 – Isn’t it funny whenever the Wenger-out brigade try to claim that they are the only “true fans”. Is that so, is it? Well how about you go on to literally any football fan blog on the internet and ask them what makes a “true fan”. You can come back on here and tell us how many of them said that what it takes to be a true fan is to start “insulting your own manager”, “belittling the achievements of your team”, “booing your own players”, “constantly moaning and whinging”, “doing the opposite of the dictionary definition of support” and “attacking every single level of the club you claim to support”.

    Because to me, those sound like the very things that you would expect from a fierce rival, yet here we have people claiming that this is the only way to be a “true fan” of Arsenal football club. Anyone with more than 2 brain-cells can see what an absolute joke this is, and comments like yours only serve to expose what an utter lack of character you have.

    If you disagree with anything that I’ve said, then please feel free to try and prove that what you are doing is the behaviour of a “true fan”, because unfortunately for you, no other fan on the planet (outside of Arsenal) agrees with your definition.

  • Jammy

    Is it just a coincidence that the WOB/aaa always sound like genuinely thick people? I mean, objectively, their comments are always riddled with insults and grammatical errors, it really does say quite a lot.

  • Menace

    king – there is nothing going to take away the infrastructure that Wenger will leave behind. There will probably never be another undefeated season despite the cheating corrupt officials.

    There will always be the unproductive Morgans & the kings with ‘wisdom’ that draws ‘conversation’. The Tonys & Walters of this world will also be there to call out the cheats with some form of evidence. There will always be the menaces winding up those that do not have the sight yet have eyes. Winding the unintelligent who think their view is all encompassing.

    Incidentally, there are more bananas imported into the UK than are fed to monkeys in the wild.

  • Flares

    ‘My argument has always been that changing the manager is no guarantee of such change because of other issues floating around the club such as:

    •The amount of money to be spent in the transfer market given the wealth of some other teams’

    Indeed. It’s been reported in various outlets today that our incoming manager will have a summer transfer budget capped at £50m. It’s also been reported that Pep will be given at least £200m this year to elevate City into a Champions League winning squad. Would any Wenger Out morons reading this care to comment on who they’ll be turning their bile on next?

  • Sharing is caring, in case you missed it!

    Brick, as I said in up for action, it’s Global Markwt Mabioulatin, type 1, 2 & 3!

    It sounds like he made the bridge and was about to strengthen and so they face him a Bognor shove and he chose to leave than keynote the children see the constant eruptions.

    If they do RB appoint perfectly, in not watching, Inquitnthe club until the board leaves. Blaming the yen Manager, for the constant drawings, a team least United, Liverpoool, Leeds and justbabout every other clus fans can tell the difference.

    He was supposed to leave in a glorified haze of triumph!

    Exactly guys the thing is how will attendance be next season? And what will wenger whingers whinge about without him? Will there be the same amount of hate ?

    Reply

    Dwain Kaye
    23/04/2018
    Does anyone recall me saying Season Ticket holders should Ben able recoup a nominal dispensation of their seats can be resold at a subsidised rate? Would have solved this situation.

    I would sugggwst that as a result of the stadium sell outs, an oversight has been made.

    It has shifted the illusion of power to a mainly over privileged select committee, who have chose to fabricate a background of mass disillusionment. When in fact the represent a vocal minority.

    Wenger ever the gentleman has acknowledged the impact on the squad, staff, brand and performance and removed the one element of tocicity he can.

    I do believe he will have fonerly offered his retirement, irrespective of his ability to seek further employment, ending his employments hopefully having satisfied the criterium of his current deal.

    This maximises the fiscal value of his tenure after 22 years. It further adds impetus and value to the last remaining games, galvanising the team. No matter what your play for, playing no well is in everyone’s interest. Unless you are Nani.

    To say I saw this coming would not be incorrect, I simply had dared not look into that well! Sells in summer, sells the rest in January, retirement age on the horizon. He’s a vt the book guy.

    I love the club and I’m not a master tactician, I want to leave squad development absolute recruitment in good hand s so I hire the team beforehand.

    Nobody wants a team totally developed for them, but I need to revalue Alexis, we meet first every morning before practice, he leaves, something’s miscommunicated about Henry.

    Henry left because we are redeveloping and another CL final is unlikely, he and the Gaffer both decide tactics.

    But we aren’t about to conserve for a stadium development. We are about to spend.

    Oknsonsomething fundamental is going to change; no not the manager?!? Don’t think it, it’s a two year plan.

    If he makes the CL ajd sold what he sold it’s Domenic before summer. You don’t built the team for the next guy, he needs his men.

    Ok so buy around hey positions but give him the potency. You buy firepower, I’m good at Atk, protect legacy, not of self but the Arsenal itself.

    Swap Alexis, buy Lacazette, buy Aubameyang, get in Mikhi, tie down Ozil.

    What else, bed in the youth, it would be nice to win, my job is to protect the club, mandate. Wenger for PM.

    Jack, Santi, Incomings, this can take he not overseen, they have been working around thisnabyway, successor, need a name.

    Henry, unavailable, not ready, Vieria likewise. Longevity, right age, those two should be able to, need longer than I have, withtnrhcurrent board wanting excuses to dismantle. Consistency, born Ancelotti, 3 years, not enough, 10 unlikely, around 6-7 ideal. Nobody English has ability, Martinez unavailable, Henckles too old. Ancelotti? Not big spender, good man managements, maybe not progressive enough. Tuchel? Too temperamental. Not seen with money, good tactician, similar style, untried at PL. Diego, no protection of style, unlikely to move, used to bring about renewal and funds. Loud Enrique, adventurous, spender, founded weakest Barcelona side in 2 decades. Unknown, don’t no think this board would go with that and could be a big mistake.

    I can only think that Alegri is a possibility, it would suit Juventus for Conte other way, lravong Chelsea with limited options.

    Allegrinhas to say yes, wotu it looking likely Dybala looks set to move, with Conte likely robwant Morata.

    This is why Chelsea want Max.

    Regarding transfers with an early window I think he will have set a lot out already as we go live in just over a month.

    I sincerely hope for an early announcement and a name will be as necessary as CL football.

    With the team in Germany for Meyer I’m fairly confident and Golovin looksnevery part the player we need. Those two would make Welbeck & Jack potential departures. Aaron sure to remain under astute management.

    In defence it frees up Koscielny to consider a move, and probably not sets in motion upgrades to Monreal and Mustarfi.

    It would be unwise of the new man to release any youth player within the first season.

    Also allowing corn thr assesment of Perez, Campbell and the rest of them loanees.

    Leaving a more tactically astute man to proceed with key purchases to add defensive cover in midfield and central defence and potentially the full back area, along with a clear weak area at GK.

    Having not played in a while, but 18/19 football manager should be epic amounts of fun with Arsenal.

    It is a perfect dismounts if they win Europa. It was better to play CL and fail and make top four, to have a crack, to crack eggs to make an omelette.

    His job was to entertain, check, to build for the future, check, to operate as a competitive force on the pitch, check (the win ratio), but most importantly to put the club first and ensure its future and the competitiveness of the Club as a whole beyond his tenure.

    I cited Jose Mourinho for CL victories following his departure. Chelsea became the dominant force after his departure, as did Real. Zidane no fool, he will trade a season for more.

    Juventus dumped Spurs. Happy Easter!

    If all goes will, yes Eden will ensure Thursday nights for Chelsea and naught more. Zidane will take him, De Gea also, Athletico will ask a lot for Oblak and lightning recieve it and pay well for Courtois. Allison will have to choose, but Alegri can swing a lot. Hence Chelsea want him, but who on Earth wants Conte’s leftovers.

    Morata harvested, PSG harvest Kante, leaves only Caesar, Real could do no better and go for Dybala. pick up Toby free. Job done, lose Asesio, Isco and maybe Bale. Replace Modric.

    We play back four, that at least should be obvious to any income.

    I’d still fancy Butland.

    Diallo would be sensible.

    I’d like to see Diallo sanctioned along with Meyer and Golovin and signed off. Butland negotiated and Oblak for the new Guy.

    Those things done, he can focus on probably one or two midfield players defensive and offensive and consider another 1/2 CB depending on the situation with Kos and Mustarfi.

    It’s exactly how you leave a squad. The flux will even affect other teams recruitment.

    No more Bould. I thought he deserved the shot, but ever the team player he thinks he knows a better candidate.

    Nobody significant is available, became available, the only by suited name and are Ancelotti and Alegri.

    Alegri is the only person with the credentials and longevity.

    We need a defensive coach, with lofty aspirations. Juventus are going to go Donestic development.

    Tondevelop the individual with an unorthodox style and nor tamper with the philosophy but asknthem interpret from the game and tactics.

    IWIT
    FTQWB
    TTGS
    COYG

    You left them how much cash??????

    Happy birthday me, lets punishment them at the Emirates, last European home game, second to last ever. We play for 3 games, Aubameyang you are in charge of League, Monreal, Kos, Ospina, Callum, Iwobi, release Willock, Niles, Nelson, Holding, Mavrapanos, Cohen if he’s available.

    All that matter are 3 games!

    Freedom, he supercharged the team with his own life, avenge the Generals murder.

    You f***ing play!!!!

  • Avenge the General: I will never forget the day I woke up to hear this!

    If I hadn’t been critically injured under the observations ignore Dean. If he already well into a petition, anyone got skills?

    None we Jews an enemy pry stadium, proposal, everyone attend burn nobody enter, for his last game, make him come out for his ovation.

    I can’t support a club sabotaging itself! Feck VAR, Feck PGMO, The FA, The fake fans, and board and the let down artist players.

    They have to get the manager sorted now, out whole sign them early thing is #%$€¥# if we don’t get that’s sorted now. They would plain for Henry, that’s all I know, he and Patrick and Pires amen Keown is all the coaching you need. We need charisma, confidence, the guaranteed protection of our mantra and that will to win.

    I’m actually torn between hate and love. If Brexit happens, and we don’t get either Allegrinor Henry I quit this country.

    Loss one biochiemist, lawyer, entrepreneur; Genous.

    I hear Mama calling me home…. without Arsenal, lol, Chelsea, nothing soon, United are just comical, they can spend the earth, what they need money can take buy. Smalling has acored more than Alexis since his arrival!

    City, that team needs winners, it hasn’t to evolve faster than Arsenal, Bayern, Real and Barca, let alone Juventus and PSG! Manchester sucks, simple, you want Madrid, London, Barcelona, Rome class in a noynvery class place.

    Klopp has already stated he isn’t staying, if ge surpirisednif he stays beyond by hos contract to be fair.

    They are going to kill English football, with as poor a strategy as Brexit.

    And SHA, Neville also said Simeon’s Ian perfecrbas he will get rid of all the legacy and choose character of the team. I think he doesn’t hide his agenda, what’s your point.

    I knew this was on the cards and never wanted to give our resident hacks anything! I am tracking how much they use from UA.

    It was my worst fear, he’d bot fight now, at 68 that’s not him, but he was pushed, he didn’t just leave his wife for us, to walk away. But that is the point, this is SFO territory and I’m certain the links to Republicans are traceable!

    We could even get both he and Alexis back, but that would take an almighty unilateral agreement amongst us, before the EL final. I will never watch us at home under Arsene!

    Nothing can abate my grief, it’s hotbed right. It’s not progressive. I almost want my penny team to destroy itself, tobbecome something else, to support anything other than what we are own is heresy!

    He needs to sign everyone blandness know who will be appointed to sell the move. This is insane, it’s the worst possible move.

    How did Charlie Nichols know? Someone on board, because hand it been proper leak all the papers would have run it.

    This is an inside job! Someone’s USB internally destabilising the club, and it coming within Brexit, is no coincidence, I don’t believe in them.

    The injury on Elneny, Mustarfi and Xhaka must face axe, they underfunded the defence, they aren’t releasing revenue and froze Usmanov out, who wanted to add capital, its economically perfect!

    You wouldn’t only do things like what are happening to force salesband thenba sale; giving the value of the club, see: Chelsea. We are the most markerablenand sellable club on the planet.

    Increase the value of the club with new s ponders etc, increasenthe share value, take out dividends, via player sales and then sell. It’s so obvious, the arroagamce.

    Oi authorities pull your finger out, because I’m back with a vengeance.

    Travel docs in transit, HMRC stuff in transit, proof my former employers wanted me out to cover what they did, my plan, get paid off and get my job back. Success ratio 100%

    Insha Allah, come on Arsene!

    IWIT, he should be sporting director with Henry and Vieria. Go on son!

  • king

    @menace, your first paragraph made sense, then Suddenly the glitch was repaired and you returned to good old menace, plenty talk, zero sense

  • king

    Maybe to flares out, lol.

  • king

    What I don’t get is why AKBs are so butt hurt about Wenger leaving. You all knew this day would come, U should have been prepared. Now you’re taking your anger out on those of us who wanted him out? Remember how many times Tony told you all we were an insignificant minority? Maybe 300 at most, how feeble he told U all our attempts at protest were?
    Well my advice to you guys is that, we endured Wenger and AKB taunts for many years, learn from us and endure your wengerless years in advance