Kolasinac exits as Arteta trims squad
31/12/2020 | sport | football | 965
Arsenal boss MIkel Arteta will prioritise offloading players in the January transfer window, as Sead Kolasinac rejoins Schalke on loan.
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31/12/2020 11:34:06 95 52
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Wenger in.
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31/12/2020 12:55:08 9 38
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who?
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31/12/2020 13:55:30 7 6
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Wenger is the one whop bought all these clowns we are trying to ship out ! He also gave Ozil an increase in wages when nobody else wanted him.
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31/12/2020 14:16:53 2 2
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Aah, irony isn’t dead??
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31/12/2020 17:36:48 2 3
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Wenger in? He's too good for a relegation battling club
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31/12/2020 11:37:01 3 3
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Good luck
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31/12/2020 11:37:26 247 18
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Arteta always says the right things and has a monumental challenge getting rid of some of the vastly paid players at the club.

Whether Arsenal fans like it or not it's gonna be a rebuild job for a few years before they can even contemplate getting in the top 4.

Hopefully Arteta gets the time to do that. Problems at the club run far deeper than the manager.
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31/12/2020 13:17:04 99 10
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Couldn't agree more. Relieved we have got a couple of wins under our belt to at least relieve the pressure on arteta. Patience required
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31/12/2020 14:27:34 2 1
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And far higher than Arteta.
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31/12/2020 16:27:00 3 4
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True, and true. I have some personal knowledge of the second issue. A friend of the family worked as a physio for Arsenal - and left before he felt the fiasco going on there would damage his reputation. As for Arteta, no, not convinced. Its his tactics to defend deep, and its his tactics that are stifling any creative approach. Only desperation has forced him to be more positive in the last games.
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31/12/2020 18:09:58 2 2
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Arteta is not part of the solution so he must be part of the problem
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31/12/2020 21:37:14 1 0
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I agree, however he does not help himself by giving a William vastly overpaid 3 year deal
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31/12/2020 11:38:09 3 5
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Sol in.
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31/12/2020 11:48:21 1 4
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Viera
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31/12/2020 11:38:46 3 7
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Fancy Arsenal to be prem champions in a year and a half time
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31/12/2020 11:40:40 6 3
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And Covid 19 will be gone next week
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31/12/2020 11:41:25 1 3
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Not as long as Arteta is manager and their entire game plan is to slowly pass sideways until the first bit of pressure and then pass back until they lose the ball.
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DEE
31/12/2020 11:42:18 0 1
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Sure
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31/12/2020 11:40:28 35 14
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Remember when Arsenal were finishing top 4 year after year? I miss Wenger.
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31/12/2020 21:42:47 2 4
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But the times they are a-changing - as someone famously sang but your obviously stuck in a time warp.
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31/12/2020 11:38:46 3 7
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Fancy Arsenal to be prem champions in a year and a half time
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31/12/2020 11:40:40 6 3
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And Covid 19 will be gone next week
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31/12/2020 12:21:53 0 3
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Arsenal- champions? In your dreams. While Arteta is in charge they don't stand a chance. Just look at the league table and weep. They have more chance of becoming champions on a Playstation.
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31/12/2020 11:41:09 1 8
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Should have tried to get Poch in
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31/12/2020 11:52:24 2 1
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Yes, he's won as much as Arteta
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31/12/2020 11:41:16 0 3
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I want Sheffield United to sign Folarin Balogun in January.
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31/12/2020 11:45:28 0 1
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Shouldn't you offload a few strikers first?
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31/12/2020 11:41:19 22 2
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Could probably dispose of 10-15 players. That would be ideal.
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31/12/2020 11:52:18 22 56
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Can Arteta join the exodus?
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31/12/2020 16:50:40 0 0
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Martinelli, saka, nketiah could all do much better!! Good luck with the rest, nobody chooses a sideways step for less pay.. More likely to follow ozil and see out their contracts..
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31/12/2020 11:38:46 3 7
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Fancy Arsenal to be prem champions in a year and a half time
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31/12/2020 11:41:25 1 3
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Not as long as Arteta is manager and their entire game plan is to slowly pass sideways until the first bit of pressure and then pass back until they lose the ball.
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31/12/2020 11:41:26 91 9
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I think it’s right for Arsenal to offload players but it would be a mistake to go on a spending spree. Arteta needs to prove himself first as there’s no point buying anyone if they sack him in the summer. The squad is already strong enough for them to do much better than they are currently doing.
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31/12/2020 12:29:58 24 19
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Arteta could get knocked out Europa, FA CUP and finish 17th and he is not going anywhere...
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31/12/2020 13:59:36 4 3
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Couldn’t agree more. AV survived on the last day, Soton have Che ‘Not Guevara’ and Danny Ings up top. At some point in time simplicity needs to return to the thought process. Yes the players are in a rut, but why is Ralph getting mileage out of Romeu, whilst we’re struggling to get a yard out of Pepe, Willian, Auba etc etc. Management! Arteta might be a decent coach, but he can’t manage. Simple.
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31/12/2020 19:43:05 0 0
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You like many on here think clubs will be able to easily off load players as if there has been no pandemic. I can assure you they're going to find it very difficult loaning out players let alone sell them. Guendouze & Torreira were hawked all around Europe last summer for sale but in the end Arsenal were lucky to get them out on loan.
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31/12/2020 11:41:43 124 13
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Won’t make any difference offloading players if the board and execs stay the same. Like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic
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31/12/2020 11:48:12 81 5
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Yeah, it's a pity Arsenal can't sack Kroenke. Irrespective of who else is at the club, I fear the downward trend will continue as long as Kroenke is there.
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31/12/2020 11:38:46 3 7
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Fancy Arsenal to be prem champions in a year and a half time
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DEE
31/12/2020 11:42:18 0 1
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Sure
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Evs
31/12/2020 11:42:33 2 2
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Think Arsenal are Away to West Brom on Saturday!!
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31/12/2020 11:51:44 1 8
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I am counting on a West Brom win.
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31/12/2020 11:42:41 53 18
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I don't know how Arsenal are going to off load players given their current wages.

Players past their prime on rediculous contracts. Maybe they should of load their current contract negogiator at the same time.

If anything it will cost them more to buy out contracts.

£350k per week for players who would be first choice for a Sunday football team. Good work if you can get it.
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31/12/2020 11:54:39 40 2
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They did... Raul Sanelli left and the scouting team who were responsible for many of the abject recruitment decisions was restructured at the same time.
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31/12/2020 12:18:04 9 3
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You suggesting Ozil at Sunday on team level - do you know football?
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31/12/2020 12:35:05 5 1
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Luiz, Mustafa, Kola, ozil out of contract in June and that's 650-700k off the wage bill...
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31/12/2020 14:10:16 2 1
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All the players in the premier league would be first choice if they played for a Sunday league side.
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31/12/2020 20:46:35 0 0
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They don't have a contract negotiator since Huss Fahmy left last month & have yet to hire a new one.
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31/12/2020 11:43:48 1 4
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"Then we will see if we have the right opportunity in the positions where we need some more help." - Look in the mirror and a bit further upstairs.
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31/12/2020 11:44:12 4 7
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Dont Understand why they went in for Arteta rather Ancelotti in their recruiting.
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31/12/2020 11:51:10 3 11
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Arteta was a good player but has no proper experience at management. Just look what Ancelotti has done to Everton- top half of the table. Sack Arteta.
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31/12/2020 11:54:37 2 2
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He's well turned out, dresses like Pep, tight trousers, cool trainers...except he's got great hair. He also knows all about vertical half spaces and inverted fullbacks...got all the jargon. Knew it would play well with the metropolitan liberal elite in Islington
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31/12/2020 11:57:42 1 1
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Did Arsenal even try for Ancelotti??? There was a good week of talk about Ancelotti going to Everton before the deal actually went trough, during which Arsenal also were without a manager.

Having said that, would Ancelotti have agreed to go to Arsenal?
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31/12/2020 11:44:41 152 37
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Swap Ozil for Ramsey. Juve would and so should we.
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31/12/2020 11:56:45 107 15
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And replace one player on absurdly high wages with another? And one who has a horrific injury record at that. Ramsey did some great things for us, but there was a reason we didn’t compete with the wages offered by Juve.
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31/12/2020 11:59:41 8 7
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Swapping one bench player for another bench player is hardly likely to change Arsenal's fortune. Arsenal already have too many mediocre midfielders.
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31/12/2020 12:15:06 24 7
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Both absolutely rubbish.

Letting Ramsey go instead of giving him £400,000 a week was the best decision thia club has made in years
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Owl
31/12/2020 13:15:34 13 3
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Should never have let Ramsey go without decent replacement playmaker. Same goes for Giroud. Arsenal have no recognised centre forward or a defensive midfielder of the calibre of Viera or Petit. Too many players in the squad not pulling their weight when things get tough. But then like politicians many players on exorbitant wages are living on a different planet to the rest of us.
Arteta needs time
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31/12/2020 16:44:08 2 2
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Why, he's the laziest defensive player we've ever had, always last back.
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31/12/2020 17:03:09 0 0
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Ramsey wouldn't want to go back
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31/12/2020 18:16:40 0 0
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No thank you.
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01/01/2021 00:27:25 0 0
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Madness. He held the club to ransom whilst orchestrating a move for big bucks. He is not that good and throwing big wages at him is ridiculous and juve certainly wouldn’t do a straight swap so it would be lose lose and we’d be in more crap. Ramsey would be a good bench player at best
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01/01/2021 12:10:17 0 0
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Ramsey was great on day, he just never played. One of Arsenal's problems was losing Wilshere, Carzola, Ramsey and Ozil and not replacing them. No idea how Ozil didn't make the 25?!?!?
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31/12/2020 11:44:47 2 16
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Arteta won't join the departing players?

Oh what a shame, I guess Arsenal are stuck with him.
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31/12/2020 11:41:16 0 3
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I want Sheffield United to sign Folarin Balogun in January.
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31/12/2020 11:45:28 0 1
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Shouldn't you offload a few strikers first?
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31/12/2020 11:45:34 103 5
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Make Willian one of these waste of space
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31/12/2020 11:47:44 24 8
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tell me about it i had him in my fantasy team
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31/12/2020 11:49:29 4 2
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I agree. He has been a bad signing. Let a foreign club take him
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POV
31/12/2020 15:06:02 1 4
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So was Gnarby, Willian is not young man but still far superior to many arsenal midfielders.stop asking thoroughbreds to pull carriages.
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31/12/2020 11:46:02 3 6
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Players aren't all that need offloading at that club Mikel.

Look at where you are in the table.

Those players, those salaries should be a top 4 team all day long.

Can't remember the Arsenal ever being anything close to as bad as they are nowadays.
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31/12/2020 11:52:04 3 1
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I can, but then Don Howe was in charge then - he was very good at getting sides into division 2. That's an achievement when you're at Bristol Rovers, but thankfully DH was sacked before he could get Arsenal down.
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31/12/2020 11:46:05 56 27
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He’s right. We should be concentrating on trying to recoup some money by selling players who don’t play, or are out of loan. We certainly can’t expect Kronke to shell out more money. Why should he ? He’s supplied £507 million on incoming players over the last 5 seasons. We need to stop wasting it before we can expect more.
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31/12/2020 12:45:22 63 18
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That's a bizarre comment and factually inaccurate. Kroenke hasnt "supplied" a penny let alone £507m. Yes, the club has spent some of the money it generates on players, but not one penny came from him.

The opposite is true.He has taken money out of the club. Why write something like this even if you are a Spurs fan.
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31/12/2020 15:23:32 6 4
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How can u support the american who sees arsenal as a vehicle to make money. He has no idea about football,didnt even turn up in Baku, and bougjt himself aranch for 500 m.
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31/12/2020 11:46:46 330 10
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Off load Willian, he's a has been show pony on ridiculous wages. Whoever sanctioned that deal also needs to be offloaded!
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31/12/2020 11:51:07 163 8
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Chelsea fans could have, and indeed did, tell you this. On his day he's a super player with great work rate and over the years we certainly benefited from his input. However, we got his best years and his numbers were never great, even at his peak. Now he's 32 those good days will be further apart
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31/12/2020 12:46:19 19 2
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I think arsenal went for him since he came for free. In hindsight, turned out to be a bad business
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31/12/2020 12:51:33 7 2
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could not agree more - those responsible for some of the truly dreadful signings NEED to go - their decision process is evidently flawed and will never improve as our two "big" summer new signings prove.

Person I am thinking of was an ungifted Brazilian for Arsenal on the pitch and self-evidently worse behind the scenes.
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31/12/2020 12:52:09 8 33
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Off load arteta more like, he's a worse signing than partey and saka, you lot think you're the dogs nuts languishing in 13th place, real expert gooner muppet
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31/12/2020 12:52:36 18 2
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Perhaps we can offload Luiz with him as part of a package of overpaid, under-performing Brazilians? And please, don't throw any money at Costa. Give the youngsters game time in this transition season. They are our future. With respect, we neither want nor need Chelsea's past thanks.
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31/12/2020 13:19:25 9 5
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Strange, when he signed Arsenal fans wanted to taunt Spurs for stealing him from under our noses even after it was made very clear that Spurs would never offer a 4 year contract to a player of that age. You have another 3.5 years to enjoy your marquee signing or pay up his contract.
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31/12/2020 13:58:07 3 3
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Offload Arteta as well! He’s never had experience managing even one team and suddenly he’s managing a club with a rich history like Arsenal? You get what you pay for!
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31/12/2020 14:06:42 2 2
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I thought Willian started the season well. He’s not the only player who’s form has dipped. It might return.
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31/12/2020 14:08:18 2 1
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How much will it cost Arsenal to cancel his contract
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31/12/2020 14:11:33 1 2
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New 5 year contracts for everyone
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31/12/2020 16:56:38 0 0
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The manager then ??
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31/12/2020 17:26:44 1 1
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It makes u wonder why chelsea got rid
Hopefully once Partey is fit things will change
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31/12/2020 17:43:19 3 2
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He hasn't done it yet but surely writing him off before New Year isnt fair. Aubamayang has not done much this season yet, does that make him a average player? Not many Arsenal players have done it this season but the season aint over.
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31/12/2020 18:18:03 2 1
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Bring back Giroud. What's the point of Tierney galloping down the wing and crossing if there is no-one there to head home. Always assuming the cross gets over the first defender, which seems to be a problem. Is there a stat which tells us how many crosses, corners, free kicks do not get past the first defender?
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01/01/2021 12:14:15 0 0
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Willian had a good season for Chelsea last year in the context of a transfer ban and some fairly inexperienced first team players and there were quite a few Chelsea fans wanting him to stay. On the other hand negotiations failed over the length of contract and Chelsea were able to sign someone new to replace him.
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01/01/2021 12:14:29 0 1
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He was involved in all 3 goals his first game for us against Fulham so looked like a steal. Even on 3yrs at £200kpw (if that really is his base salary, which I doubt) that's £30m over 3 yrs. Nowadays who can you get for that money with his experience etc? With depreciation, it won't affect Arsenal much. We're having a terrible run, can't blame it all on 1 player.
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31/12/2020 11:45:34 103 5
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Make Willian one of these waste of space
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31/12/2020 11:47:44 24 8
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tell me about it i had him in my fantasy team
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31/12/2020 12:31:56 2 3
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Same.
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31/12/2020 17:32:38 2 0
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I don't play fantasy football cos I'm terrible at it, but even I wouldn't put Willian In my team
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31/12/2020 11:48:02 6 13
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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says offloading players is January priority
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Offloading the manager is easier to do.
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31/12/2020 11:55:48 11 3
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But doesn't sort the issue. This is an ongoing project to get the team back to the top. Replacing a manager would be foolish
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31/12/2020 12:11:50 1 2
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Arteta is the right man right now. It's the squad that needs improving and he's right, first job is to shift the deadwood. Mustafi should never have been bought in the first place, Ozil's 350K deal should never have been signed. There's very little transfer value in some of these players so better letting them go for nowt.
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31/12/2020 11:41:43 124 13
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Won’t make any difference offloading players if the board and execs stay the same. Like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic
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31/12/2020 11:48:12 81 5
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Yeah, it's a pity Arsenal can't sack Kroenke. Irrespective of who else is at the club, I fear the downward trend will continue as long as Kroenke is there.
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31/12/2020 13:18:12 7 3
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Unfortunately Kroenke isn't interested in the fans or the club. For him it's a business he will asset strip for his own ends.
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31/12/2020 13:55:28 2 3
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The frugality has been around for decades, irony being, at the time the purse strings were being pulled, Wenger was at one point, the highest paid manager in the sport. Shades of the MPs getting paid 10K from the tax kitty to boot up their taxpayer paid MacBooks from their tax dodging homes, to google map their rule breaking trips up North, whilst working from home.

Arteta knew the crack.
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31/12/2020 11:38:09 3 5
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Sol in.
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31/12/2020 11:48:21 1 4
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Viera
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31/12/2020 12:48:46 0 1
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Vieira
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31/12/2020 11:48:30 3 3
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This isn't about objectivity it's about a circle jerk regurgitating phrases like 'best team in the history of forever' and 'world champions' inspite of being unable to beat a side 19th in the league but that doesn't count because it was against 'football genius' Sam Allardyce. Oh wait wasn't that supposed to be Klopp?
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31/12/2020 11:49:06 0 2
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Good luck with offloading a set of never beens !
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31/12/2020 11:45:34 103 5
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Make Willian one of these waste of space
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31/12/2020 11:49:29 4 2
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I agree. He has been a bad signing. Let a foreign club take him
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31/12/2020 12:59:09 7 1
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Why would a foreign club take him? Or do you think foreign clubs are a dump yard for PL rejects?
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31/12/2020 11:50:07 12 6
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As arsenal seem to be offloading players as a priority i am amazed how Ozil has been left out of squads and never been loaned. If for example he is loaned out and all his wages paid by arsenal that would still be a better outcome than having him hang around like a bad penny. Teams do this all the time, to boost team moral. Sanchez at united seems the most recent high profile example.
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31/12/2020 12:07:26 17 3
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Ozil has said he does not want to leave Arsenal or London. The player has to want to go as well and for £350k I would be happy to sit around if the club have made it clear I am not wanted, they gave me the contract in the first instance.

Sanchez wanted out at United a month after signing, that's the clear difference in situations.
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31/12/2020 11:50:08 453 39
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People talking a load of nonsense- 9 points between Arsenal and 3rd place. 2 weeks ago Spurs were second and half of North London called for the season to be ended and certificates given out. With all the teams dropping or taking points from each other 3 wins in a row puts a team in the CL spots. The Prem League has changed, it's no longer a 4 team title race, and it's must better for it.
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31/12/2020 12:28:41 107 15
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Agreed 100%
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31/12/2020 13:13:48 20 8
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And 3 losses your bottom 3
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31/12/2020 13:21:18 14 30
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We'll see, when Arsenal are in the bottom half on the final weekend. You have some awful signings on huge wages and a long rebuild ahead but dream if you want to.
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31/12/2020 13:33:06 17 47
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Tell me, what certificate do you get for being 2nd in December ?? I suppose that's like calling the Charity Shield a "Cup" . Must be an Arsenal thing, these certificates.

And to be honest the only people talking about Spurs on here are obsessed Gooners.
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31/12/2020 13:47:54 22 5
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Agree Arteta should get more time but no way will 3 wins get you in a CL position. 4th place team is taking about 2 points a game so, once games in hand are considered, you probably need 11 consecutive wins to catch up (nothing against Arsenal, it's just maths!).
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31/12/2020 13:51:24 6 6
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Absolutely agree
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31/12/2020 14:11:33 8 10
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bobblebrain
Utter nonsense - Arsenal are 13th so the 9 teams above them would all have to drop an appropriate number of points across 3 games for 3 Arsenal wins to take them to the CL spots. Please, please go back to school and retake mathematics. Removed
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31/12/2020 16:23:35 3 6
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Alas, the football establishment would not agree - or want to. They 'want' it to be a two horse race, and sadly, once the dust settles, it will be. But then what the establishment wants, 99% of the time runs counter to what the rest of us want. As for the rest, a very poor EPL is allowing many, including the top two, to flatter to deceive.
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31/12/2020 16:29:17 5 1
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"The Prem League has changed, it's no longer a 4 team title race, and it's must better for it."

Agree. It is great that every team in the division is capable of taking points from every other

The only thing is, form seems strangely erratic. Almost every team seems to swing between really good and really bad, often match-by-match. It's odd
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31/12/2020 17:42:31 0 4
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Wenger in NOW
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31/12/2020 18:09:14 3 0
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3 wins is still a lot for a team like Arsenal.

You say the league is inconsistent- and it is - but why does that mean that Arsenal will easily make up the gap? Could take them 6 games to get those 3 wins and in that time others will have scored points too.

They'll be extremely lucky to even get a Europa League spot.
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31/12/2020 19:50:59 2 0
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No one was Calling for the season to end you absolute weapon
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31/12/2020 21:35:55 1 1
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Put the fans back inside the stadium's and it will be soon be back to normal again
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31/12/2020 22:31:59 1 0
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Yeah but. Three wins, Arsenal?
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31/12/2020 23:27:02 0 0
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Very good on all points. Since the invisibles we have attracted to our fan base a large minority of off upper middle class Champagne Socialists who divide their time between demanding Barcelona style performance and eating fine wines at their Tuscany 2nd homes. Well done on your sense post
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31/12/2020 23:52:09 0 0
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Thats cos Liverpool apart every other club is falling way behind what they have been.
And even Liverpool aren't what they were last season
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31/12/2020 23:54:45 0 1
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You haven’t really looked at the table properly have you!? With the games in hand of teams above you + goal difference, 3 wins in a row probably gets you to 8th/9th spot at best and that’s even with a number of results going your way.
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01/01/2021 00:05:23 0 1
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your right its an eight horse title race and Arsenal are not in the race -and another thing i have actually been to watch Arsenal a lot more times than you but i dont watch them on the telly or down the pub
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Raj
01/01/2021 00:37:00 1 4
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youre 13th and your team is garbage....it was only a couple of weeks ago Arsenal lost at home to Burnley. Relegation is still a possibility.
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01/01/2021 01:56:52 0 0
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Sure that’s nearly as mad as that thing about the loaves and fishes
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31/12/2020 11:50:17 6 6
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Single signings (like Partey or Pepe) won't be enough. If youre Arsenal you have to buy 5 top players in a transfer window to stand any chance of competing. Arteta or any other manager is not the problem.
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SJH
31/12/2020 11:50:52 79 9
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Agreed far too many Europa League players on Champions League wages. I'd rather we cleared out 10 and brought in 3 world class players and built up youngsters.
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31/12/2020 12:13:20 26 30
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Europa League standard, most of them would look pedestrian in the championship.
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Tim
31/12/2020 12:21:58 4 5
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Arsenal are a long way from the Europa League next season, but you're describing players who can't even get into the match day squad as Europa League standard! You wish.

You can't move forward until you accept where you are.
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31/12/2020 12:43:25 4 6
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I don't think some of them are Championship level let alone champions league. Send them on loan to Scotland to find their level
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31/12/2020 12:56:34 1 5
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I think you meant far too many Eu-ropey players?
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31/12/2020 13:23:16 6 2
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Not many world class players going to sign for Arsenal unless you offer them absurd wages and restart the cycle again.
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31/12/2020 17:29:08 1 0
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Couldn’t agree more
Where do u find a new Adams or Keown, Viera or Henry ?
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31/12/2020 19:50:11 0 0
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Easier said than done. Many professional players are still looking for a club since being released last summer & have turned to social media since their agents can't find them a club that wants to sign them up.
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31/12/2020 11:46:46 330 10
bbc
Off load Willian, he's a has been show pony on ridiculous wages. Whoever sanctioned that deal also needs to be offloaded!
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31/12/2020 11:51:07 163 8
bbc
Chelsea fans could have, and indeed did, tell you this. On his day he's a super player with great work rate and over the years we certainly benefited from his input. However, we got his best years and his numbers were never great, even at his peak. Now he's 32 those good days will be further apart
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31/12/2020 12:08:55 12 1
bbc
I thought the whole point of the Willian signing was to try him as a #10. But that hasn't happened. Surely it's a given that 32 year olds don't play on the wing.
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31/12/2020 12:10:08 20 16
bbc
Nice revisionism, but Chelsea fans wanted to keep him
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31/12/2020 12:41:55 8 3
bbc
What a genuinely sensible comment. Hes clearly still a good player but for the wages and frequency of good performances. It's an issue.
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ref
31/12/2020 12:54:38 5 4
bbc
Like petr and luiz
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APD
31/12/2020 20:25:32 1 1
bbc
We never saw the best of Willian because Sarri and Conte didn't play him during what should have been his best years.
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tom
31/12/2020 22:11:25 0 0
bbc
He sealed the league last season, great player ?? ?? ?? y n w a
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31/12/2020 22:36:39 1 0
bbc
I thought it was a bad deal for both parties to be honest. He was a key player last season, and would be helpful now - but for Arsenal... lessons just aren’t learnt. Ozil languishing on huge wages, so let’s get Willian and Aubameyang on long term deals! Just reckless and it’s backfiring badly.
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31/12/2020 11:44:12 4 7
bbc
Dont Understand why they went in for Arteta rather Ancelotti in their recruiting.
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31/12/2020 11:51:10 3 11
bbc
Arteta was a good player but has no proper experience at management. Just look what Ancelotti has done to Everton- top half of the table. Sack Arteta.
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31/12/2020 11:51:39 27 6
bbc
Atleast he’s honest... there’s a myriad of other teams riddled with players who simply aren’t at it, and never will be. Need to filter out all the half arsed so called footballers (looking at you Paul Pogba) and get more players in who fit the mould or actually being interested and work hard. (John McGinn and Richarlison come to mind.)
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31/12/2020 12:50:37 12 5
bbc
Why would villa, who are competing for top 4, sell McGinn?
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31/12/2020 14:51:44 4 4
bbc
McGinn I agree with. Ricarlison is just an embarrasing, diving cheat like Zaha. Just ask any Evertonian.
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Evs
31/12/2020 11:42:33 2 2
bbc
Think Arsenal are Away to West Brom on Saturday!!
40
31/12/2020 11:51:44 1 8
bbc
I am counting on a West Brom win.
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31/12/2020 12:09:19 0 1
bbc
Big Sam would have been apoplectic after their display against Leeds, so surely will get a reaction out of his players. Will it be enough to beat Arsenal? Well, we'll find out on Saturday.
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31/12/2020 11:51:55 11 4
bbc
Poorly run club for too long now.
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31/12/2020 11:46:02 3 6
bbc
Players aren't all that need offloading at that club Mikel.

Look at where you are in the table.

Those players, those salaries should be a top 4 team all day long.

Can't remember the Arsenal ever being anything close to as bad as they are nowadays.
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31/12/2020 11:52:04 3 1
bbc
I can, but then Don Howe was in charge then - he was very good at getting sides into division 2. That's an achievement when you're at Bristol Rovers, but thankfully DH was sacked before he could get Arsenal down.
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31/12/2020 11:52:15 12 2
bbc
Buy one, get one free.
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31/12/2020 12:58:20 1 1
bbc
Buy one, pick 2 from the Lucky Dip.
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31/12/2020 13:38:26 0 1
bbc
Haha! Brilliant idea :)
10
31/12/2020 11:41:19 22 2
bbc
Could probably dispose of 10-15 players. That would be ideal.
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31/12/2020 11:52:18 22 56
bbc
Can Arteta join the exodus?
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31/12/2020 12:35:30 10 3
bbc
Clown
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31/12/2020 13:07:28 6 3
bbc
Get off the thread tool.
45
31/12/2020 11:52:19 0 6
bbc
Brendan at lpool better.. Try and develop a bit in the ny by setting you aspirations higher
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31/12/2020 11:59:55 9 1
bbc
Try again, in English.
8
31/12/2020 11:41:09 1 8
bbc
Should have tried to get Poch in
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31/12/2020 11:52:24 2 1
bbc
Yes, he's won as much as Arteta
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31/12/2020 12:56:13 1 1
bbc
Arteta won more in his first six months than Potch in all his years at media darlings Spurs, why would we want a failed manager like that?
47
31/12/2020 11:54:05 3 4
bbc
i had 11 liverpool players in my fantasy team.(then i woke up)phew what a horrible dream
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31/12/2020 11:54:09 3 6
bbc
I like arteta but we all knew he sealed his fate when he backed the wrong cart horses of elnonentiy and granite shocker over guendonzi .... saed going is no loss and Ozil and mustafi leaving strengthens us and weakens the mugs who take them, we need to buy but our reserves cover most leavers even though we are remain pretty ordinary.... as long as xakha pulls a wage at Arsenal arteta faces sack.
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31/12/2020 11:54:32 39 7
bbc
Yep, get rid of mustafi, ozil, xhaka etc all on huge wages. Likewise Kolasinac, Torreira. Free up a million a week in wages. I would keep Guendozi for now. Hes got the engine, he just needs discipline.
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31/12/2020 12:04:24 42 3
bbc
Easier said than done. The players firstly have to want to leave, secondly there has to be a club willing to pay the wages demanded, thirdly the player is happy to join said club.
528
31/12/2020 16:51:47 1 4
bbc
Poor side Arse..nil
586
31/12/2020 17:34:15 1 1
bbc
Guendozi runs about like a headless chicken
And then makes rash decisions
But he’s got a heart
18
31/12/2020 11:44:12 4 7
bbc
Dont Understand why they went in for Arteta rather Ancelotti in their recruiting.
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31/12/2020 11:54:37 2 2
bbc
He's well turned out, dresses like Pep, tight trousers, cool trainers...except he's got great hair. He also knows all about vertical half spaces and inverted fullbacks...got all the jargon. Knew it would play well with the metropolitan liberal elite in Islington
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31/12/2020 11:42:41 53 18
bbc
I don't know how Arsenal are going to off load players given their current wages.

Players past their prime on rediculous contracts. Maybe they should of load their current contract negogiator at the same time.

If anything it will cost them more to buy out contracts.

£350k per week for players who would be first choice for a Sunday football team. Good work if you can get it.
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31/12/2020 11:54:39 40 2
bbc
They did... Raul Sanelli left and the scouting team who were responsible for many of the abject recruitment decisions was restructured at the same time.
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31/12/2020 12:39:52 8 2
bbc
and now they have Edu giving crazy contracts to friends and the clients of his associates lol, they will never learn.
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31/12/2020 14:33:03 3 1
bbc
George Graham was hounded out of Arsenal for taking back-handers to sign a couple of players. Sanelli did the same in a much more egregious way. Gazidis before him was a clown and a chancer but at least he didn't take back-handers. The mis-management of things has been huge - Wenger was only a small 'problem'.
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31/12/2020 11:55:11 43 6
bbc
Offloading the board is a bigger priority.
77
31/12/2020 12:09:13 24 3
bbc
We have one owner, employing basic flunkies on the Board - look to who sold their shares allowing Silent Stan to take us over.
647
31/12/2020 18:26:26 0 1
bbc
If only David Dein would come back.
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RM
31/12/2020 11:48:02 6 13
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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says offloading players is January priority
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Offloading the manager is easier to do.
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31/12/2020 11:55:48 11 3
bbc
But doesn't sort the issue. This is an ongoing project to get the team back to the top. Replacing a manager would be foolish
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31/12/2020 11:44:41 152 37
bbc
Swap Ozil for Ramsey. Juve would and so should we.
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31/12/2020 11:56:45 107 15
bbc
And replace one player on absurdly high wages with another? And one who has a horrific injury record at that. Ramsey did some great things for us, but there was a reason we didn’t compete with the wages offered by Juve.
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31/12/2020 12:56:11 5 9
bbc
Indeed. The reason was that some fool decided Ozil was worth more so we then decided that we couldn't afford to keep Rambo.

I'd swap Rambo for Ozil any day of the week. Rambo might not feel like coming back though and who could blame him after how the krankies treated him.
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01/01/2021 00:23:20 0 0
bbc
because you couldnt compete with juve.
however i doubt he would complain about taking a huge pay cut to rejoin and he would walk straight into the 1st team and give tht midfield the balance it so needs
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01/01/2021 00:29:23 0 0
bbc
Great, steady on. He had a great season then thought it was all about him. He engineered that move, never wanted to sign the contract offered then made a big deal about the offer being pulled. Injury prone and really not that good
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31/12/2020 11:56:50 49 8
bbc
So, let's get this clear. I do my job rather badly for a while, and my employer lends me to a company in Spain. Wow! Can't wait!
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31/12/2020 12:06:20 42 14
bbc
Players are assets, not employees. If the reverse was the case they’d sack them?
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31/12/2020 18:22:13 0 0
bbc
I think you are forgetting that he has a contract of employment, meaning a player cannot just be sacked because he isn't performing to the required standard. If that were so, Ozil would be long gone.
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31/12/2020 11:44:12 4 7
bbc
Dont Understand why they went in for Arteta rather Ancelotti in their recruiting.
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31/12/2020 11:57:42 1 1
bbc
Did Arsenal even try for Ancelotti??? There was a good week of talk about Ancelotti going to Everton before the deal actually went trough, during which Arsenal also were without a manager.

Having said that, would Ancelotti have agreed to go to Arsenal?
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31/12/2020 11:58:02 12 8
bbc
Wenger and Emery kept buying dross in panic moves to stem the tide of poor performances, and overpaying third-raters. Result? Inability to get offers to unload the rubbish, while reducing chances for the talented youth to make their mark. Arteta is on a multi-year task to sort it out.
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db
31/12/2020 12:05:30 8 2
bbc
Not an Emery lover, but Martinelli, Guendouzi, Saliba and Tierney are all his guys. Young, definitely talented, still developing. Perhaps absolute stars in 2022? Some others were busts for sure, but what manager hasn’t had a few?
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31/12/2020 12:07:39 1 2
bbc
Starting with buying Willian on a massive three year contract and wedding the club to Aubameyang. Great start.
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31/12/2020 11:58:07 43 4
bbc
You have to question who is making some of the decisions that have led to such an unbalanced, expensive and poor squad
Removed
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31/12/2020 21:05:48 0 0
bbc
Wenger, Gazidis, Sanllehi, Mislint, - all gone with money in their back pockets.
The ones left are the ones left to clear out the mess left by the departees.
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RM
31/12/2020 11:59:03 13 8
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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says offloading players is January priority
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I wonder why he announced his plan?
Who wants to buy failure?
This will reduce any money he will get for those leavers.
Selling off players is something you do first then announce the replacements and give the reasons later on when it all has worked out well.
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31/12/2020 12:07:45 7 3
bbc
he knows nobody will pay sensible money - it is broadcasting we'll almost give 'em away.
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31/12/2020 12:09:49 1 1
bbc
Anyone who is buying will know the reality of the situation. Arteta will acknowledge he’s not getting good money, buyers will acknowledge that they’re taking a risk on players that will turn a new leaf?
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31/12/2020 12:11:01 2 1
bbc
Half of the squad is in the Bale position of no one else will pay them what they are getting now, the manager doesn’t trust them and they have a long contract.
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31/12/2020 11:44:41 152 37
bbc
Swap Ozil for Ramsey. Juve would and so should we.
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31/12/2020 11:59:41 8 7
bbc
Swapping one bench player for another bench player is hardly likely to change Arsenal's fortune. Arsenal already have too many mediocre midfielders.
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31/12/2020 11:52:19 0 6
bbc
Brendan at lpool better.. Try and develop a bit in the ny by setting you aspirations higher
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31/12/2020 11:59:55 9 1
bbc
Try again, in English.
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31/12/2020 12:01:01 4 6
bbc
You will have to pay them to leave as no one wants any of them. Squad players from a bottom six team don’t command 300k per week
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31/12/2020 12:02:28 4 6
bbc
Arsenal need to shift at least 6 players, including Ozil, although the biggest blocker will be the German’s wages.
They also need to find a solution to the Saliba situation, get him some game time somewhere to restart his development.
Signings are needed, but if they were to only get Isco in this window, I’d take that.
They can make the top 6-8, which given their dip in form, would be acceptable.
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31/12/2020 12:02:53 4 2
bbc
We have Sokratis Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Ozil, Torriera, Guendouzi,Willian - - others might add Chambers,Xhaka, Ceballos & Pepe. Good luck getting rid of that lot.
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BPG
31/12/2020 12:04:20 3 3
bbc
This report is wrong - we do not host WBA next, it’s an away fixture!
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31/12/2020 11:54:32 39 7
bbc
Yep, get rid of mustafi, ozil, xhaka etc all on huge wages. Likewise Kolasinac, Torreira. Free up a million a week in wages. I would keep Guendozi for now. Hes got the engine, he just needs discipline.
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31/12/2020 12:04:24 42 3
bbc
Easier said than done. The players firstly have to want to leave, secondly there has to be a club willing to pay the wages demanded, thirdly the player is happy to join said club.
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31/12/2020 13:45:21 3 1
bbc
Also, if they're signing a player in January clubs are going to want them to have an immediate impact. Most of these players have barely made the bench this season.
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31/12/2020 12:04:37 6 10
bbc
How the mighty are fallen. Weak team in the bottom half, but prioritising sales. Could be a long road back to top of the table contention.
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31/12/2020 11:58:02 12 8
bbc
Wenger and Emery kept buying dross in panic moves to stem the tide of poor performances, and overpaying third-raters. Result? Inability to get offers to unload the rubbish, while reducing chances for the talented youth to make their mark. Arteta is on a multi-year task to sort it out.
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db
31/12/2020 12:05:30 8 2
bbc
Not an Emery lover, but Martinelli, Guendouzi, Saliba and Tierney are all his guys. Young, definitely talented, still developing. Perhaps absolute stars in 2022? Some others were busts for sure, but what manager hasn’t had a few?
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31/12/2020 11:56:50 49 8
bbc
So, let's get this clear. I do my job rather badly for a while, and my employer lends me to a company in Spain. Wow! Can't wait!
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31/12/2020 12:06:20 42 14
bbc
Players are assets, not employees. If the reverse was the case they’d sack them?
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31/12/2020 12:37:37 3 3
bbc
Precicely. It is about time employers generally began to understand that employees are an asset and good workers should be looked after. Football is ahead of the game here, society needs to catch up.
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31/12/2020 13:22:05 1 2
bbc
Try reading the annual reports of many companies a common statement fro CEO’s is “our people are our biggest assets “
551
31/12/2020 17:02:32 2 1
bbc
Assets/employees are one and the same thing.
735
31/12/2020 20:10:27 0 0
bbc
Özil an asset? Mustafi an asset? Kolašinac an asset? They're neither but contractors with solid contracts the club can't do anything about.
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31/12/2020 12:06:47 4 8
bbc
Out with Ozil, Kolasinac, Mustafi, Chambers, Sokratis, Willian, Soares and Xhaka please.....swap them all for Zaha
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31/12/2020 11:50:07 12 6
bbc
As arsenal seem to be offloading players as a priority i am amazed how Ozil has been left out of squads and never been loaned. If for example he is loaned out and all his wages paid by arsenal that would still be a better outcome than having him hang around like a bad penny. Teams do this all the time, to boost team moral. Sanchez at united seems the most recent high profile example.
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31/12/2020 12:07:26 17 3
bbc
Ozil has said he does not want to leave Arsenal or London. The player has to want to go as well and for £350k I would be happy to sit around if the club have made it clear I am not wanted, they gave me the contract in the first instance.

Sanchez wanted out at United a month after signing, that's the clear difference in situations.
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31/12/2020 14:29:41 0 1
bbc
yep at the end of January he can look at any other club in the London area, no fee and that can go on wages.
527
31/12/2020 16:51:37 1 0
bbc
We should call his bluff and try to arrange a swap deal for Wilfried Zaha or even loan him to Brentford in order to get Raya and options on their young talent!
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31/12/2020 22:41:33 0 0
bbc
Two and half years later Ozil still can't believe his luck that Wenger offered him £350K a week. He's still in shock which is why his form has never recovered since.
72
31/12/2020 12:07:35 9 6
bbc
I don't really care who Arsenal sign or offload. However, I hope they thrash West Brom on the 2nd and make Allerdici's appointment look even more hilarious.
87
31/12/2020 12:11:49 2 5
bbc
Someones still salty
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31/12/2020 12:14:58 1 1
bbc
Agree. WBA used to be a soft spot team. Great fans etc.

But after sacking Slavin? No more!
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31/12/2020 11:58:02 12 8
bbc
Wenger and Emery kept buying dross in panic moves to stem the tide of poor performances, and overpaying third-raters. Result? Inability to get offers to unload the rubbish, while reducing chances for the talented youth to make their mark. Arteta is on a multi-year task to sort it out.
73
31/12/2020 12:07:39 1 2
bbc
Starting with buying Willian on a massive three year contract and wedding the club to Aubameyang. Great start.
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RM
31/12/2020 11:59:03 13 8
bbc
Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says offloading players is January priority
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I wonder why he announced his plan?
Who wants to buy failure?
This will reduce any money he will get for those leavers.
Selling off players is something you do first then announce the replacements and give the reasons later on when it all has worked out well.
74
31/12/2020 12:07:45 7 3
bbc
he knows nobody will pay sensible money - it is broadcasting we'll almost give 'em away.
75
31/12/2020 12:08:53 0 2
bbc
The big question Arsenal face is where to stop. If they get rid of all all they should , they'll struggle to get a team out.

But then I assume that he needs to dump some to create room in squad & on payroll for the new side Arteta wants to recruit?
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31/12/2020 11:51:07 163 8
bbc
Chelsea fans could have, and indeed did, tell you this. On his day he's a super player with great work rate and over the years we certainly benefited from his input. However, we got his best years and his numbers were never great, even at his peak. Now he's 32 those good days will be further apart
76
31/12/2020 12:08:55 12 1
bbc
I thought the whole point of the Willian signing was to try him as a #10. But that hasn't happened. Surely it's a given that 32 year olds don't play on the wing.
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31/12/2020 11:55:11 43 6
bbc
Offloading the board is a bigger priority.
77
31/12/2020 12:09:13 24 3
bbc
We have one owner, employing basic flunkies on the Board - look to who sold their shares allowing Silent Stan to take us over.
588
31/12/2020 17:34:47 0 1
bbc
Bring back david dein
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31/12/2020 12:09:18 3 3
bbc
Is Ozil still on ridiculous money? I agree there are a few also rans or guys who never quite made it despite their promise.
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31/12/2020 11:51:44 1 8
bbc
I am counting on a West Brom win.
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31/12/2020 12:09:19 0 1
bbc
Big Sam would have been apoplectic after their display against Leeds, so surely will get a reaction out of his players. Will it be enough to beat Arsenal? Well, we'll find out on Saturday.
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RM
31/12/2020 11:59:03 13 8
bbc
Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says offloading players is January priority
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I wonder why he announced his plan?
Who wants to buy failure?
This will reduce any money he will get for those leavers.
Selling off players is something you do first then announce the replacements and give the reasons later on when it all has worked out well.
80
31/12/2020 12:09:49 1 1
bbc
Anyone who is buying will know the reality of the situation. Arteta will acknowledge he’s not getting good money, buyers will acknowledge that they’re taking a risk on players that will turn a new leaf?
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RM
31/12/2020 12:25:51 0 2
bbc
Clearly Arsenal bought these players once not knowing....
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31/12/2020 11:51:07 163 8
bbc
Chelsea fans could have, and indeed did, tell you this. On his day he's a super player with great work rate and over the years we certainly benefited from his input. However, we got his best years and his numbers were never great, even at his peak. Now he's 32 those good days will be further apart
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31/12/2020 12:10:08 20 16
bbc
Nice revisionism, but Chelsea fans wanted to keep him
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31/12/2020 12:55:13 11 1
bbc
No revisionism, just an objective view of a very good player who has always had a tendency to be a bit up and down form wise. Most Chelsea fans had mixed feelings about him over the last 2/3 seasons. Chelsea wanted him to stay but only offered 2 years, I'd have been happy for him to stay as a squad player. Talented player, inconsistent
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31/12/2020 12:10:33 14 5
bbc
I think they should bring in Adams, Campbell, Vieira, Bergkamp and Henry to strengthen the squad. Keep Tierney and Saka. Sack the rest!
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31/12/2020 12:10:36 1 8
bbc
It seems to me it’s Arteta that needs to go. How can he get it so wrong with so many players? Ozil is the only world class player in the squad and he messed him up
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31/12/2020 12:15:28 2 1
bbc
Ozil was lazy before Arteta came in to be fair.
84
31/12/2020 12:10:37 3 18
bbc
They need to offload all the players, manager, coaching staff and the hierarchy and call it a day. They've got no chance of winning the league in decades. From a Liverpool FC fan. ??????
Shocks me with a name like yours that your a liverpool fan...let me guess London? Removed
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31/12/2020 12:16:38 3 1
bbc
You just won a league after 30 years and start running your mouth. Go and buy sense
Your not a LFC fan but possibly a dirty manure fan pretending to be a LFC fan, drink some cow piss mate and do one from this HYS Removed
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RM
31/12/2020 11:59:03 13 8
bbc
Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says offloading players is January priority
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I wonder why he announced his plan?
Who wants to buy failure?
This will reduce any money he will get for those leavers.
Selling off players is something you do first then announce the replacements and give the reasons later on when it all has worked out well.
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31/12/2020 12:11:01 2 1
bbc
Half of the squad is in the Bale position of no one else will pay them what they are getting now, the manager doesn’t trust them and they have a long contract.
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31/12/2020 12:11:49 5 6
bbc
Thoughts with Jack Wilshere, still without a club and little hope of finding one.
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31/12/2020 12:16:20 3 2
bbc
Tottenham should sign him and stick him in the stiffs
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31/12/2020 12:20:25 3 1
bbc
If Wilshere really wanted to play, perhaps lowering his wage demands to make himself more affordable might be a good start. If he's training with Bournemouth, could he not come to some agreement with them on a short term contract to prove his fitness etc. And show if he can still deliver the goods?
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31/12/2020 12:46:59 1 1
bbc
As far as solid PL clubs are concerned you might well be right. But if he really wants to play there would be decent clubs in the Championship who'd like him if they didn't have to bust their pay policy to get him or pay if he breaks down again. Can't help feeling that Wilshere's mind-set may still be in a planet he no longer inhabits.
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31/12/2020 12:07:35 9 6
bbc
I don't really care who Arsenal sign or offload. However, I hope they thrash West Brom on the 2nd and make Allerdici's appointment look even more hilarious.
87
31/12/2020 12:11:49 2 5
bbc
Someones still salty
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RM
31/12/2020 11:48:02 6 13
bbc
Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says offloading players is January priority
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Offloading the manager is easier to do.
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31/12/2020 12:11:50 1 2
bbc
Arteta is the right man right now. It's the squad that needs improving and he's right, first job is to shift the deadwood. Mustafi should never have been bought in the first place, Ozil's 350K deal should never have been signed. There's very little transfer value in some of these players so better letting them go for nowt.
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SJH
31/12/2020 11:50:52 79 9
bbc
Agreed far too many Europa League players on Champions League wages. I'd rather we cleared out 10 and brought in 3 world class players and built up youngsters.
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31/12/2020 12:13:20 26 30
bbc
Europa League standard, most of them would look pedestrian in the championship.
500
31/12/2020 16:39:42 1 2
bbc
You sir are correct. But then so would half the players in the current EPL, and I'm not just talking about players for teams in the bottom half. Covid has left us with a warts and all version of football that TV is finding it hard to distract us from what's (not) happening in front of us. Thus, what we are seeing is being revealed as pretty darn bad - from top to bottom.
578
31/12/2020 17:29:51 0 0
bbc
Never mind europa league, some of them are not even sunday league
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31/12/2020 12:13:22 61 9
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All clubs, not just Arsenal, find themselves saddled with players they don't really want because of the ridiculous contracts the players are on.
Perhaps they should try drafting the contracts such that the player only gets the astronomical wages if they are in the first team squad. Injured players could still be paid but if a player is dropped from the squad go down to £500 per week.
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31/12/2020 12:20:04 15 2
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Would it work? How does a top team buck the trend and undercut the market? Injured players’ wages are covered (mostly) by insurance, so the biggest loss is by wasting a squad place.
If you only have performance-based salary (which is already there in bonuses) what player will choose that over a club that’ll offer the current pay structure?
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31/12/2020 12:37:17 1 1
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Then another club would simply offer those players a guaranteed contract that doesn't drop to £500 a week and improve their squad at the expense of the original club that's losing all their players. Not that players would agree to that deal in the first place.
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31/12/2020 13:25:52 1 2
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That would last until it became clear that no one would sign such a contract unless other teams do the same, which they won't. Still you could laugh at Spurs and the strict wage structure that Levy insists on.
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31/12/2020 14:23:08 1 1
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Or, don’t deal with agents who’s sole aim is to get the highest paid deal (for themselves)
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31/12/2020 16:43:41 0 1
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i.e. Appearance fees?
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31/12/2020 12:13:44 8 8
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Is that his quote "offload"???

Charming. These are human beings not bags of grain.

No wonder the likes of Ozil are rinsing them dry!

If that's what the players are thought as....good on the Ozils of the world!
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31/12/2020 12:14:03 3 4
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To build something new you need to tear old one down
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31/12/2020 12:19:43 2 6
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So deep, so profound, so thought provoking. Awe-inspiring stuff right there mate. What an inspirational philosopher you are.
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31/12/2020 12:14:28 121 11
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Arsenal have six or seven young players born in London in the first team squad. Perhaps the future of the club isn't as dreary as some might think.
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RM
31/12/2020 12:19:30 37 83
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History tells that Arsenal were most successful with no English players in the squat at all.
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31/12/2020 18:36:01 0 3
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That would be true if those young players were genuinely quality. When Arsenal had young squads under Wenger it was filled with players everyone could see were special such as Fabregas and Van Persie. The young players now are not showing anything like that type of calibre.
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01/01/2021 00:29:54 0 0
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That really doesn’t mean there good though or will turn into stars.
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31/12/2020 12:10:37 3 18
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They need to offload all the players, manager, coaching staff and the hierarchy and call it a day. They've got no chance of winning the league in decades. From a Liverpool FC fan. ??????
Shocks me with a name like yours that your a liverpool fan...let me guess London? Removed
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31/12/2020 12:21:58 3 1
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Spot on mate it's Sikh name, Manchester or London
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31/12/2020 12:26:33 3 1
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Hang on a sec....Navjot is the RS no.1 fan. He spent over £400 in the club shop on his day trip and he's got a budgie called Shankly
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31/12/2020 12:07:35 9 6
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I don't really care who Arsenal sign or offload. However, I hope they thrash West Brom on the 2nd and make Allerdici's appointment look even more hilarious.
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31/12/2020 12:14:58 1 1
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Agree. WBA used to be a soft spot team. Great fans etc.

But after sacking Slavin? No more!
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31/12/2020 11:44:41 152 37
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Swap Ozil for Ramsey. Juve would and so should we.
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31/12/2020 12:15:06 24 7
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Both absolutely rubbish.

Letting Ramsey go instead of giving him £400,000 a week was the best decision thia club has made in years
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31/12/2020 12:25:49 12 16
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Ramsey was one of the best players we had in a generation!!! Sorely missed
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31/12/2020 12:36:59 9 8
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That was mythology. Ramsey is on just over 100K per week in Italy. He was on only 100K per week here - there was no need to quadruple the wages of a squad player. So no one did. And his wages in Italy are dependent on appearances etc. His actual base salary is about 85K a week.
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31/12/2020 12:10:36 1 8
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It seems to me it’s Arteta that needs to go. How can he get it so wrong with so many players? Ozil is the only world class player in the squad and he messed him up
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31/12/2020 12:15:28 2 1
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Ozil was lazy before Arteta came in to be fair.
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31/12/2020 12:15:30 3 7
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Finding that many idiots will be fun to observe.

Whats the bet Arsenal still have Ozil, Mustafi, Xhaka, Elneny & Holding till 2021

Long may it continue
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31/12/2020 12:17:25 3 1
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That’s tomorrow?
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mjp
31/12/2020 12:32:10 2 1
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Its 12:31 right now. I'm willing to bet big that they'll all still be there in 11.5hrs time.
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31/12/2020 12:11:49 5 6
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Thoughts with Jack Wilshere, still without a club and little hope of finding one.
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31/12/2020 12:16:20 3 2
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Tottenham should sign him and stick him in the stiffs
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31/12/2020 12:56:53 0 1
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Wilshere would be an improvement over winks from what my spurs buddies have said.
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31/12/2020 12:10:37 3 18
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They need to offload all the players, manager, coaching staff and the hierarchy and call it a day. They've got no chance of winning the league in decades. From a Liverpool FC fan. ??????
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31/12/2020 12:16:38 3 1
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You just won a league after 30 years and start running your mouth. Go and buy sense