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SuperWenger's identity revealed to be sports writer Matt Syed

SuperWenger's identity revealed to be sports writer Matt Syed

Nobody wishes they were superwenger

Including superwenger

Matt Syed wishes he was Superwenger.

Poor Wenger, he is vilified horrendously until the end of time probably. He does not deserve this bullshit.

Guendouzi makes it to Alan Shearer's team of the week.

Guendouzi makes it to Alan Shearer's team of the week.

That pass to Bellerin when Auba made the ball visit Rwanda was so fucking filthy

visit Rwanda

Please. It hurts. Should've scored so many that day.

Always rated him as a pundit. A seer of all that is true.

Classic three fullback, three attacking mids and two striker formation, the Garth Crooks special

Not Arsenal related but some great news to hear this morning! Appie Nouri awoke from his year long coma last week and started communicating with his family few days ago using movement of his mouth and eyebrows. Stay Strong Appie! ♥️

Not Arsenal related but some great news to hear this morning! Appie Nouri awoke from his year long coma last week and started communicating with his family few days ago using movement of his mouth and eyebrows. Stay Strong Appie! ♥️

You are completely correct, under normal circumstances, we would remove it, but since it's about a very important football matter and it's something that is genuinely uplifting, we'll make an exception.

Dickhead

Could you point out the parts of my comments where I was disrespectful towards Nouri for me?

Everyone's going to want to prove how great and virtuous they are by piling into me now.

Your post history consists of karma grabs and this is yet another one. Don't pretend like you give a shit.

Matteo Guendouzi: Has made more tackles and interceptions combined (17) than any other player in the Premier League this season

Matteo Guendouzi: Has made more tackles and interceptions combined (17) than any other player in ...

He's not the finished article yet but thats an impressive stat for a 19yo in his first 2 competitive games for us after a big step up from French league 2 and against City and Chelsea. Im very excited about him as a player. We should play him in the role Xhaka has had for 2 years and drop Xhaka.

Still makes a lot of mistakes but expected, needs to improve decision making but great talent.

If plays 1 more good game he has outlasted the "next big DM" in Reece Oxford.

19 years old. French. Midfielder. Done relatively little before arriving. Made an immediate impact. Clearly he's the new Vieira. He's Vihaira.

Stuart is club legend

Stuart is club legend

Best left back to have ever graced this wonderful club

Haha not the first time Stuarts voiced his opinion, cannot imagine having a different club photographer

Agreed. Stuart has been absolutely lights-out for many years.

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Arsene Wenger is to travel to Liberia this week to receive the west African country's highest honour for his role in the development of the football career of president George Weah.

Arsene Wenger is to travel to Liberia this week to receive the west African country's highest honour for his role in the development of the football career of president George Weah.
Arsene Wenger is to travel to Liberia this week to receive the west African country's highest hon...

Fuck, Wenger is such a goddamn G

Imagine coaching the current President of Libya Liberia to the World Footballer of the Year award.

EDIT: Liberia, my bad.

The Boss is more than a coach or a manager. He is like The Godfather, both on and off the pitch.

Generally honours are either for service to the country or the officials of the country, and if you think about it Weah has said multiple times that Wenger is the one that coached him such that he became an outright professional. That gave him the platform and the capital to return to his home country and make a difference, so Wenger deserves a lot of the praise for where he is right now and therefore where he hopes to take the country.

Gary Neville MNF Analysis

Gary Neville MNF Analysis

Has anyone watched Gary Neville’s analysis of arsenal today? He has absolutely nailed it, comparing Arsenal’s style of play from this season to last season and how it isn’t the same. And why Emery should not adapt his style, but the players should adapt to his style. Watch it if you have a chance, he was spot on.

Here’s a link of some of the points he has made: https://twitter.com/skysportsmnf/status/1031613160397201408?s=21

For those who didn't watch, I'll try to summarize.

Carragher and Neville agree that if you look at the best teams in England (Man City, Liverpool, and regrettably Tottenham) they have the following four traits in common:

A goalkeeper that's comfortable with the ball Defenders and midfielders who can build from the back A high back line that keeps a short distance between the attacking and defending players Forwards that press from the front

These are principles that Unai Emery is trying to instill at Arsenal, and that's been evident in his first two games this season. The problem is that Arsenal might not have the right personnel to play this way.

In particular they highlight Cech, who is clearly not comfortable with the ball; Mustafi and Sokratis, who are not ball-playing centre halfs, and are not quick enough to get back when the ball is played in behind (always a risk when you play a high line); and Ozil, who doesn't press the opposition.

They also play two clips where Arsenal players don't close down opposition quickly enough: in the first clip it's Xhaka on Kante, in the second it's Iwobi on Azpilicueta.

So here's where Neville and Carragher disagree. Neville thinks that Emery is setting Arsenal up to play as a title-contending outfit should play, and importantly, it's now it's up to the players to adapt. If they don't, or they can't, then they get replaced (Neville thinks it will be three or four transfer windows before Emery can get his team the way he wants it).

Jamie Carragher's counterargument is that there are reasonably high expectations of Arsenal, and we need to be playing to get results this season. Given that certain players do not fit the style of football Emery wants to play, Arsenal are setting up for weaknesses to be exploited. Carragher thinks the manager should adapt - i.e. don't ask Cech to play with his feet, don't ask the centrebacks to play a high line, etc.

Neville argues that the manager should stick to his style of play. He says something to the effect of: at Man City and Liverpool they have their style of play, or 'Plan A,' and when Plan A doesn't work they don't go to Plan B, they try to improve Plan A.

Neville also says that these days you can't give players conflicting information - if you've trained them to play a certain way, and then ask them to play anything different, it creates uncertainty in their minds which reflects in how they play.

Carragher basically thinks Emery's putting square pegs in round holes, and in so-doing, setting Arsenal up to fail. Until January we only have what we've got, and there isn't a solution waiting on the bench for every position.

He also says it's not unreasonable to expect players to adapt to their opposition - that the players should have enough understanding of the game to know when to drop deep, when to kick the ball long, etc.

In principle I agree with Neville, but Carragher has a good point. For now we have to find a way to succeed with what we've got.

The shots at Big Sam were brilliant

That entire segment was brilliant. Really hope somebody gets it posted on the reddit.

Those are two very valid points of view, and the same exact criticism was levied at guardiola when he joined city.

[OC] Is it just me or does it always feel like Lichtsteiner is about two seconds away from starting a nuclear war on someone when he’s playing? Love the fight in that man.

[OC] Is it just me or does it always feel like Lichtsteiner is about two seconds away from starting a nuclear war on someone when he’s playing? Love the fight in that man.

I feel like the Iwobi sword picture being inserted into memes/cartoons is never going to get old.

He mentally slapped Bellerin a dozen times in that one on one interview.

Iwobi will never love that down

Ah, that's my Stephan.

Guendouzi: Already thinking about the next week, after this defeat. Only one word : WORK 💪🏽 Let’s keep working 🔴⚪️ Thanks to all the fans ! Keep hope ❤️ #WeAreTheArsenal #COYG #StrongTogether

Guendouzi: Already thinking about the next week, after this defeat. Only one word : WORK 💪🏽 Let’s...

we all have a little bit of a crush on this guy.

What a start to the season, can't believe he is only 19! Trying hard not to slag off Xhaka here, but is it just me or has Guendouzi just moved into the side and taken Xhaka's role- but with more defending?

has Guendouzi just moved into the side and taken Xhaka's role- but with more defending?

You can't really underestimate the idea of EFFORT. So much of our complaint from the Wenger era stem from a complacency and stagnancy from the top down. Seeing hungry players competing for game time is a necessity at this club right now and Emery would do well to reinforce that no one is guaranteed anything. We've lacked a seriousness for so long that seeing a 19 year old kid come in and really fight for his position and outperform veterans is, well, extremely refreshing.

I believe hes referring to his 12 year old mustache growth.

Matteo Guendouzi on Twitter: Thank you very much 🙏🏼 It really affects me, espacially coming from a legend like you 🔴⚪️❤️

Matteo Guendouzi on Twitter: Thank you very much 🙏🏼 It really affects me, espacially coming from ...

Think we are a bit jaded by the Jeffs and the Zelalems that have come and gone after showing promise. This isn't that, was clear during pre season that this isn't that. He reminds me of Fabregas, not in playstyle but in overall level for his age. He has that bite you need, the utter distain for losing.

He's a born winner, you can just see it in him. Wether he can do that at Arsenal remains to be seen but just like Fabregas he is going places either way. Only injury will stop this kid.

Just look at his reaction after the Auba miss

We were sold on Adli and then that falls through and we snag this dude. As they say, sometimes things fall through and it ends up better than you thought.

In IG Alliadiere also commented on his IG said keep working hard bro. Love the positivity from the Arsenal Legends, seems like they are all watching the new team under Emery.

8m I think

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