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Arsenal 2019/20

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
august fixtures, couple of tasty ones in there
and astonishingly all on saturdays :cool:
except the first one
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Mr Big Shrimp!
From the BBC
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel on the club's pre-season tour of the US.

The 33-year-old France defender is out of contract at the end of the 2019-20 season and is a reported target for French clubs Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon.

"We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions," said Arsenal.
Would be a shame to Koscielny leave the PL if that is the case :(


ideological dogmatist
Ok, loads of people have tipped Newcastle for the drop, and Burnley haven't beaten us for good knows how long, but that's still a very satisfactory start.
Good summer signings, that Ceballos truly looks the business...I'm even coming round to David Luiz:eek:


Mr Big Shrimp!
Arsenal's scant consolation in losing to Liverpool is that they have got their annual visit to Anfield out of the way early - and this defeat was not quite as harrowing as some suffered in recent seasons.

The statistics after this 3-1 loss, which left Liverpool with the only 100% record in the Premier League, lay like rubble around the feet of manager Unai Emery and his side.

Arsenal have conceded 25 goals in their past seven visits to Anfield. Since Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in October 2015 they have scored 26 goals in eight Premier League games against the Gunners - the most one side has against another in that period.

As a measure of Arsenal's progress and expectations this does not offer much optimism, despite it being an improvement on last season's 5-1 loss and the 4-0 defeat in Arsene Wenger's final season.
Arsenal: Bruising Liverpool defeat shows the huge gulf Unai Emery's side still have to bridge


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BBC football:
It is not much of a consolation to say things were not quite as bad as the other times and Arsenal's excuses are wiped out by the fact the most grievous wound of all was self-inflicted by one man.

The biggest clue in their £8m signing of David Luiz was Chelsea manager Frank Lampard's lack of inclination to keep the Brazilian despite being short of experienced resources in central defence. He did not exactly offer to drive the 32-year-old to Emirates Stadium but it did not sound too far off.

The haste with which Chelsea appeared to be willing to send Luiz across London may have had some clubs smelling a rat but Arsenal took a very high-risk gamble.


Who am I to say you're wrong
3-1 is not as bad as the normal thrashing at Anfield and it is under the belt now. Even if all results go against us today we will still be top six. Looking for some positives here. :thumbs: