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  1. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    28th February 1978

    Highbury Stadium

    Pouring rain

    Dire game

    0 – 0

    Luckily there was only 23,506 sorry souls there to witness it.

    Unfortunately I was one of them.

    Kids today don’t know they’re born

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  2. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    It was against Norwich by the way.

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  3. mick shelley
    1 July 2020

    OT
    Great news Saka has just signed a new long term contract.

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  4. mick shelley
    1 July 2020
  5. jjgsol
    1 July 2020

    I think we only have one player called David Luiz.

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  6. Mikey
    1 July 2020

    On the subject of Saka, I’m very pleased he’s signed a new contract. He’s a very talented young player.

    On the subject of Saka’s contract, I’ve noted that over the last few months numerous “journalists” and quite a lot of fans have been berating the club for not having sorted out a new contract. Obviously all those people will be extremely well experienced at negotiating premiership player’s contracts so it pays to listen to them! I trust they’ll all be writing articles, on here, commenting in other blogs and on AFC social media praising the club for having secured Saka’s services…….or possibly just moving on to the next thing they wish to moan about without having an ounce of professional knowledge on which to base their latest uninformed assertions.

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  7. Chris
    1 July 2020

    That move leading to the first show on goal was just brilliant.
    Artetaball…

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  8. Chris
    1 July 2020

    OT

    Heard on french TV. Ceballos stays at Arsenal on loan. The so-called experts on french TV insist how bad Arsenal is because Bellerin may be leaving for Inter, Juve or Bayern. An they state he’s got 2 more years at Arsenal and is fed up because of his injuries. As if the injuries have anything to do with Arsenal…

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  9. Chris
    1 July 2020

    Ceballos really into it tonight…splendid touches, winning one on ones, beautiful passing.
    Looks like he regained full fitness…looks promising

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  10. Menace
    1 July 2020

    OOOOOoopps was that 1 -0 nooooo it is 2 – 0!!

    Auba nicks the ball from Krul and scores the fastest 50 for Arsenal and the soon after gets a long ball from Luiz that he passes to Xhaka who belts it into the net from wide of the 6 yard box.

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  11. Chris
    1 July 2020

    @Mikey,

    it just proves one point. Those scribblers are lazy, incapable of doing their homework and check the issues, and most probably incapable of understanding some basic concepts. Incompetence is the word I believe.

    If I am not mistaken. Saka was born on September 5th 2001.
    So last summer before the start of the season he was not yet 18, and his running contract most probably was the first professional one he signed at Arsenal.
    On June 30th this year it ran out. he is now 18 years old and almost 10 months.
    And rules and regulations forbid clubs to tie down players under 18.
    So a longer contract would have been illegal. Which by the way did not stop Chelsea and Liverpool do sign some… fact for which they had bans

    If I am mistaken…apologies…
    So yesterday his (probable first) professionnal contract ran out. And on the next day, July 1st, Arsenal sign him for 4 years.
    Now maybe they did not sign him at 00:01 and instead waited a few hours intp the morning, which proves their incompetence, does it not.

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  12. Mikey
    1 July 2020

    @ Chris

    As much as it annoys me that people who are paid “journalists” are lazy, that’s up to them and their employers. What really, really upsets me is that people who claim to “support” the club believe the nonsense they write and then disrupt and destabilise it by continually parroting the rubbish they read. It’s funny how we’ve been told we don’t need experts but everybody thinks they are one…..grrrr!

    Great first half btw. I know Norwich are not a top club but they are today’s opposition and we’re doing a very sound job against them.

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  13. Chris
    1 July 2020

    @Mickey,

    well, totally agree with you. And as forthe 1st half, Martinez is outstanding, the idiots on TV were keeping on making fun of Xhaka who definitely does not have his place only to have to eat their hat…

    And if I am not wrong, we had just 1 (ONE) foul against us in the first half and 6 shots on target which has not happened in years and years…

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  14. goonersince72
    1 July 2020

    No comments. Just enjoying the performance.

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  15. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    Mikey and Chris

    “Those scribblers are lazy, incapable of doing their homework and check the issues”

    I wish it was just that, I really do, but as I have said on many occasions, it is worse and more insidious than that. Personally I believe they know that what they are saying is, at best an outrageous guess, and at worst totally made up.

    They spend a month or more stirring shite. Using a simple period of negotiation, that happens ALL the time at EVERY club, as an excuse to bash Arsenal by infering it’s not going well and of course that this ALWAYS happens at Arsenal, which are both clearly gross exaggerations at best, and completely false at worst.

    But, when that is what it turns out to be, bullshit basically, the damage is done. The ‘Arsenal are incompetent’ mantra has been reinforced yet again.

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  16. Mikey
    1 July 2020

    It’s interesting how when we’re 2-0 up all the commentators can do is wax lyrical about Norwich’s youngsters and what a good position they’d be in if they got one back. Anybody would think they were winning 2-0!

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  17. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    Inside or outside the box that was never a foul.

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  18. Menace
    1 July 2020

    Nitram – that was a simulation that needed a card.

    Auba punishes the mistake by a poor pass at the back.
    3-0 to the Arsenal

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  19. Chris
    1 July 2020

    @Mickey,

    I believe that any half competent person would not produce as much BS and have a minimum of pride in trying to do her job.
    So what happens is that they choose incompetents – they are the only ones who are (more then) willing to be the idiots in the room – who are just happy to sread all sorts of idiotic affirmations and feel like they are important.

    If this were not the case, we’d be reading and listening to the likes of Arsene Wenger and many other intelligent footballers and coaches, would we not ?

    This is incomptence as a system, as a strategy, as a lifestyle : I’m stupid and I am proud of it. Which basically is something we see at many echelons of football in England, do we not ? FA ? PIGMOB ? Player union ?

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  20. Menace
    1 July 2020

    I can just hear Delia shouting ‘lets be having you Farquar!!’. ‘Get your balls together!!’.

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  21. Menace
    1 July 2020

    Lovely shot by Cedric into the near post via a flick off Aubas shoulder. $-0 to the Arsenal.

    Now the pundits having a go at Arteta’s job getting this Arsenal squad into a winning team.

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  22. Chris
    1 July 2020

    Wonder if the commentator did not pull a Lawrence ?

    he said : this is only the second time this year that Arsenal win by 4 goals.

    Does anyone have the stat on the other teams ?

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  23. goonersince72
    1 July 2020

    Auba’s first is the second goal Arsenal have scored recently by pressing the keeper. Love to see this. Good things happen with pressure. Good forward play and very good midfield play today. COYG!

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  24. Andrew Crawshaw
    1 July 2020

    A good performance all round, including the referee – not often I say that!

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  25. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    Chris

    I’m assuming they were talking PL?

    Was it SCORING 4 or by 4 ?

    Anyway

    Man Utd have scored 4 twice beating Newcastle 4 – 1 and Norwich 4 – 0 both at OT.

    Spurs also twice beating palace 4 – 0 any going 1 better with 5 against Burnley.

    So it sounds like they’re doing their usual trick a la Ami Lawrence as you say by highlighting a stat in a negative way without giving it any context whatsoever.

    But apparently according to some they do that to everyone so I wouldn’t worry about it. Of course they do.

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  26. Chris
    1 July 2020

    we ought to create a prize and hand it out each year. The Lawrence

    And keep track of that, be it with Arsenal or other teams…

    That would be fun…. ;=)

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  27. Chris
    1 July 2020

    @Nitram,

    it was ‘by 4 goals’. Not scoring 4 goals

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  28. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    Chris

    And was it just the PL?

    If so then Man Utd have also won BY 4 goals ‘only’ twice, and Spurs ‘only’ ONCE.

    I hope I haven’t got that wrong cos I only had a quick look.

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  29. Chris
    1 July 2020

    @Nitram,

    yes and no. The statement was :

    it is only the second time in 2020 that Arsenal have won by a 4 goal difference. That’s all.

    I wondered if anyone had the stats for all PL teams.

    The comment, if I am not wrong was by Lizarazu, the french ex-player of Bayern. The same who was making fun of Xhaka who definitely does not have his place in the team, ist good at everything and excellent at nothing, etc, etc.

    Idiots are not only English, trust me… !

    Anyway, he’s got a chance at winning the first Lawrence price !

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  30. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    Chris

    “We ought to create a prize and hand it out each year”

    Great idea.

    We could call it:

    ‘The Lawrence award for the most ridiculously contrived set of statistics deliberately taken out of context simply in order to make Arsenal look bad award’.

    How’s that for a catchy name.

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  31. Nitram
    1 July 2020

    Andrew Crawshaw

    Yep another very good refereeing performance.

    I cant see this going on much longer. We must be due some pay back soon.

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  32. John L
    2 July 2020

    Two unbiased referees in successive matches. This is a most unusual experience.

    Riley must be seriously pissed off.

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  33. Chris
    2 July 2020

    It is interesting, there is this piece in the NYT that explains how the home crowd advantage has disapeared now that we play ghost games.
    The stats are clear. Same for refereeing. There is a statistical effect that is not a blip.

    Now we’ve just got a home game, ended it on 4 goals difference, no goal let in.
    So this goes against stats…. yet when you think about how negative the Emirates turns, my take is that we are a better team with no home crowd…

    Guess the AAA now have a problem. If players just ignore their BS online, they are immune and can play… !

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  34. Mikey
    2 July 2020

    I do wonder whether we’ve been refereed well for the last couple of games because Riley thought we’d probably win them anyway. Once we get into games that may be more of a challenge, perhaps that’ll be when they make sure we don’t do as well as we might. You know, turn three points into one or one point into zero.

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  35. Brickfields Gunners
    2 July 2020

    WOO HOO , HOO ! Well played guys!
    Truly enjoyed our play going forward. Still apprehensive when passing backwards and in and around our box.
    Up the Gunners !

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  36. Brickfields Gunners
    2 July 2020

    As for thebBS in reporting , did they notice that Arsenal played well , because there was no booing of our players ? And that the stadium was silent as before !
    Or that there was no toxic atmosphere afoot ?
    Or that all the statues are all still intact ?
    Or that guy and his daughter were not around to pass out those ‘Wenger out !’ , printouts ?
    And am sure there were no planes flying over the ground.
    Long may it last !

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  37. Brickfields Gunners
    2 July 2020

    This may be fake news !

    Manchester police stopped 100 Liverpool fans with flares outside Old Trafford.
    Turned out that were the same flares they were wearing the last time they won the league !

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  38. Charles Veritie
    5 July 2020

    Nice one Dr. Brickfields. Nice one. 🙂

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