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    Well...as a die hard arsenal fan...i thought it was abt time a thread dedicated to this wonderful football club was opened.

    Th main Q for us arsenal fans is, how is our team gonna do nxt yr!

    So, any thoughts?

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    We'll be up there again, but whether we'll have the squad to mount a serious title challenge is anyone's guess. A lot depends on the close season. I'd like a centre-half & a striker as we've looked short in both areas this year when injuries have struck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    We'll be up there again, but whether we'll have the squad to mount a serious title challenge is anyone's guess. A lot depends on the close season. I'd like a centre-half & a striker as we've looked short in both areas this year when injuries have struck.
    yep...thats what i was thinking as well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    We'll be up there again, but whether we'll have the squad to mount a serious title challenge is anyone's guess. A lot depends on the close season. I'd like a centre-half & a striker as we've looked short in both areas this year when injuries have struck.

    Not really, unless something akin to the plague strikes Chelsea and Manure the simple and obvious answer is no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Not really, unless something akin to the plague strikes Chelsea and Manure the simple and obvious answer is no.
    Well no. Given we've beaten ManUre twice & drawn at Stamford Badge we aren't a million miles away from either when we have a full team. We lack their depth tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Well no. Given we've beaten ManUre twice & drawn at Stamford Badge we aren't a million miles away from either when we have a full team. We lack their depth tho.
    Meaningless. Manure and Chelsea can consistently churn out wins. The CDMs regularly drop points because they're a bunch of softies who would sooner pout and whine than do what it takes to grind out results when things don't go their way.

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    Simply not true. I doubt very much if there's a more competitive central midfield pairing than Fabregas & Gilberto. We've lost games we should've drawn & drawn games we should've won for two main reasons:

    1) We've playing a zonal defence & our centre-halves (when Gallas is out and/or playing at full-back) lack the physical presence to make the system work. It's no coincidence that our defence issues have become more apparent since Sol Campbell left. We’d be better served with a man-marking system for mine.

    2) We lack width & are trying to play the ball through teams too much. Teams that have the most success against us are those who face us with two banks of four because we don't have serious wing options just now.

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    another frustrating season for the goonies. missing their best centre back in gallas and their two best goalscorers rvp and henry for huge chunks of the season hasn't helped. would be like chelsea missing terry, drogba and lampard, or united missing ronaldo, rooney and ferdinand.

    we do need width though badly, alex hleb is one of the worst players i've ever seen play for arsenal, should be shipped out quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Simply not true. I doubt very much if there's a more competitive central midfield pairing than Fabregas & Gilberto. We've lost games we should've drawn & drawn games we should've won for two main reasons:

    1) We've playing a zonal defence & our centre-halves (when Gallas is out and/or playing at full-back) lack the physical presence to make the system work. It's no coincidence that our defence issues have become more apparent since Sol Campbell left. We’d be better served with a man-marking system for mine.

    2) We lack width & are trying to play the ball through teams too much. Teams that have the most success against us are those who face us with two banks of four because we don't have serious wing options just now.
    Oh wait... what did I say again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Oh wait... what did I say again?
    That we're a "bunch of softies". We aren't; it's a question of height and weight at centre-half. No-where else. Toure is a very decent defender, but he's not a beast like Campbell was or (say) Terry is now. He doesn't have the size to dominate an area like they can/could, so he'd be better served as a man-marker.

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    This is quite late news...but Arsenal have a new goalie...stats look good...anyone actually seen him play? Hope he does well!

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    another striker, centre back & full-back would do Arsenal very well. Hopefully they don't lose Henry though that would be a HUGE set-back.

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