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  1. The Fox

    Arsenal

    Yeah I mean obviously I hope I'm proved wrong and he turns out to be amazing, but I'm not that optimistic. And regardless of what anyone thinks about Emery's quality, the decision making process has been farcical. Gazidis hid behind Wenger for years and seemingly now he just wants a new shield.
  2. The Fox

    Arsenal

    Arteta was crazy but it was brave and you could see some logic to it seeing as truly top coaches were unlikely to be interested. We came 6th so it’s not like things could realistically get much worse, and if he became the coach people hoped he could be then he had a huge upside. Can anyone seriously say Emery has a huge upside? I mean he’s fine but everyone has seen his level. The club are now trying to brief the press that apparently they had this meeting with Emery weeks ago and were blown away, but it’s totally transparent because they’ve been putting the Arteta line out for a while now with even Ornstein saying it was close just a couple of days ago. It’s so obvious that they’ve just bottled it at the last minute. Before Wenger left we had the 6th-best coach out of the top 6 teams. Can anyone hand on heart say we’re actually any better off on that front now?
  3. The Fox

    Arsenal

    Club are a bunch of bottle jobs. Made noise about being bold, and sticking to an attacking brand of football, then decided they didn’t want to put themselves in the firing line if Arteta went tits up so hired a proven, consistent top-6 level coach who has no particular record of attacking football, but is a rumoured soft touch who will take the pelters if he doesn’t do well. Absolutely spineless.
  4. The Fox

    Arsenal

    Ramsey is the only guy probably leaving who’s worth any money. Bellerin won’t go this summer I don’t think. Aside from that Cazorla and Mertesacker are off the wage bill. Cech just got assigned the No1 shirt so we’re probably not signing a keeper.
  5. The Fox

    Arsenal

    £50m budget before sales is fine tbf when you consider how transfer payments are amortised over the length of a contract. It’s not amazing but it’s not terrible.
  6. The Fox

    Arsenal

    This is the perfect time to take a risk because the chances of it getting significantly worse are pretty much zero due to our financial clout compared to everyone below us. Even aside from somehow not winning the league with PSG (?!?), Emery didnt even do that well at Sevilla really; 4-highest wage bill while he was there and he never finished higher than 5th.
  7. The Fox

    Arsenal

    I don’t see what he’s ever shown to suggest he’s even capable of getting us back into the top 4 really, let alone anything else. I’ll get behind him obviously but the last minute nature of the appointment is baffling and even as a stop-gap appointment it’s pretty underwhelming. I’d rather have had Ancelotti in that case.
  8. The Fox

    Arsenal

    He’s a nothing coach for me but hey ho, gotta get behind him. The issue I have is that we’ve been briefing about Arteta, then at the 11th hour switch to a guy who’s essentially been available for months. Just makes the club look incompetent. Again.
  9. The Fox

    Arsenal

    Emery is our new manager
  10. The Fox

    Football Thread 2017/18

    I see the knives are coming out for Jose this morning.
  11. The Fox

    Football Thread 2017/18

    Wilshere has been pretty shit since Christmas and physically he's not up to regular football at the highest level anymore. However if you need someone to come on and make in an impact in the last 20 minutes he's a much better option than some of the dross we've got in midfield. I'd have picked him I think, purely on that basis.
  12. The Fox

    Arsenal

    This idea that Arteta is the 'easy option' is utterly baffling to me. How can something be both extremely risky and also the 'easy option'? Aren't those things mutually exclusive? Gazidis is putting himself front and centre on this if it goes tits up; he's made it very clear to the press that Arteta is 'his guy'. You can make an argument that it's the 'cheap option' by all means, but I don't understand why people think Allegri would be chomping at the bit to join Arsenal? We finished 6th ffs and yet again, the guy who's surely going to win our Player of the Season award is also probably going to be leaving in the summer. How are we a more attractive proposition than Juventus?
  13. The Fox

    Arsenal

    Fucking hell
  14. The Fox

    Arsenal

    Scepticism is completely understandable. If Arteta does get the job, I'll be excited because I know he's very highly regarded within the game, but I'll also be pretty worried that it could all go tits up. Personally I would not be appointing him, but I also accept that the club has access to a wealth of information about the candidates that I simply do not. There's a big difference though between scepticism or disappointment, and this absolute nonsense: I'll freely admit it's a huge risk and would be an even bolder appointment by the club than Wenger was, because he at least had good pedigree (even if the 'Arsene Who?' brigade weren't aware of it at the time). I'm sure certain people will try and frame it as the club being cheap and unambitious but I don't think that's the case at all. I think it would be very brave, even foolhardy, but post-Wenger there's probably never a better time to make a risky appointment. People talk about getting someone to 'unit the fanbase' but I don't think that could ever happen. With Allegri you'd have people moaning about his negative style. Christ, I bet some people would find a way to moan about Guardiola. Some fans are too entrenched in their ways unfortunately. I think Liverpool's model is what we should be looking at, given the disparity of resources compared to the Manchester clubs: structural identity and good coaching backed up by shrewd investment. It's probably a big reason why we targeted Mislintat, who has a recent history of signing unearthed gems.
  15. The Fox

    Arsenal

    I mean I’m not surprised that the AFTV lot and anyone else who literally makes money from negativity and meltdowns is going to plough on, sad though that is. But what on earth all these other random jobbers are doing I have no idea. They’ve totally lost the plot.
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