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"...be a gooner forever" - like that time we won the FA Cup and you posted a photo of your holidays? Absolute plastic. Goodbye, please don't come back.
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I wrote this a month ago, here's how it's possibly shaping up:
                    Auba
      Pepe        ESR          Saka
            Partey       New CM
Tierney Gabriel White New RB
                     
Leno

Leaves you with a second 11 of:
                Martinelli
    AMN     Willock   New AM
            Lokonga Elneny
Tavares Mari Holding Soares
                    New GK

With 3 signings almost in, still leaves us with 4 more to go...

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We're going to be the next team featured on Amazon's All or Nothing series. First the super league, and now this - we're peak banter at the moment!
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Emi Martinez saves three penalties in the shoot out win over Colombia to put Argentina into the Copa America Final.
Messi said this after the game
"It was a tough game, but we deserved to win," Messi said. "We had to dig deep at times, but we have Martinez and he's a phenomenon. I'm really happy for him; he deserves it."
Oh what might have been :(
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Hey! Yeah I still exist 😅

2XL was bigger than I expected, going down to an XL. I wear 2XL tshirts from AS Colour as my only viable reference point. Hope that helps!
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Hey team, long time! I've recently bought a new 2021/22 Arsenal away shirt (so beautiful), but it has arrived and I don't fit it. Before I send it back to UK to get a new size, wondered if anyone here was planning to buy one. Then I can just pay for shipping one more time rather than two! Haha. It's a 2XL. Cheers!

Hawk Wasp! There's a blast from the past. Hope you've been well.
I am going to get a new shirt but 2XL won't be the right size. 
However can I ask, to help my own purchase decision, was the 2XL bigger or smaller than you expected? 
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Cheers. I always sit awkwardly between an L and an XL, and so often get it wrong. I think based on that I should go for an L this time. But I've been burned before like this, ugh! Such a lottery when you buy them before you can find them in the shops here. Perhaps I should wait until I can try one locally and not be so over-eager... 

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I think I read Martinez got goalie of the tournament? They went on to win the final, and a clean sheet for him there, good on him. He's really put in the work that lad. 
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First pre-season game tomorrow! Hibs, then Rangers at the weekend, before a trip to Florida, then back to play Spurs and Chelsea before the season kicks off. 
I am not happy about this All or Nothing series. I feel teams just open themselves up to be a laughing stock with that stuff, and always thought Arsenal would not see it in our values to do it, we're very private usually. No doubt I'll enjoy the insight, but I honestly fear it. 
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Fan reaction over here is pretty scathing about the All or Nothing series for exactly that PaulM. It'll be good viewing for neutrals, some good tid bits for fans, but peak banter points for the rest our rivals!
It's been pretty unreal seeing some of the bullshark Saka, Rashford, and Sancho have had to deal with after the penalty shootout. The clubs come out publicly and strongly in support of Saka, hopefully the fan base does too.
In other news on the transfer front I think we'll see deals like White, Xhaka, and Lokonga accelerate. Saliba due to be announced by Marseille today too.
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While of course I’ll be subscribing to Amazon to watch, it feels a bit like any ounce of class the club had left (admittedly not much at this point) is gone and it’s likely to just make us even more of a laughing stock than we already are. Of course it happens when we’re in our worst position for 25 years too. Haven’t watched the City or Spurs though ones so can’t really comment on them but I expect it will be essentially a vehicle for the Kroenkes to pretend to show some sort of involvement and competence, and this kind of thing is one of the consequences of them missing out on the super league. On the face of it the 10m doesn’t sound like much but given we’re out of Europe and been playing in empty stadiums for 18 months it probably does move the needle for the club.

Anyway, feel all footballed out now after having managed to watch every game of the Euros, and the heartbreak of the final is going to take some time to get over. Need a break from constant worrying and reading about the game and pre-season and transfer silliness feel like the last things I have any desire for right now. Going to take a little break from football media, hopefully enjoy the Olympics and I’ll be back for the start of the season.
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ajc28, I really hope you stayed away from the match reports on the Hibs friendly then. 
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I watched the Man City and Tottenham ones, and while I enjoyed the insight at times with the individual players, the rest of it was absolute drivel. 
They create narratives to frame the season and then work everything into them, to paint it up like a nice linear story. But as we all know, that's not how things work, it's just glossing up every day life. A bit like the "reality shows" which are anything but reality. 
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Tavares done, Lokonga is all but done. Not stars to change the team this season, but by next you imagine they are having a big impact. 

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Agreed, it's a good step forward for us. What we tried but didn't work out with Torreira & Guendouzi.
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Tavares done, Lokonga is all but done. Not stars to change the team this season, but by next you imagine they are having a big impact. 

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Saw that we are linked with Tammy abrahams this morning. I know we have Eddie and that other young gun in the wings. But I really like Tammy and think he would be an awesome addition. 
Little chance of it actually coming off though as he is Chelsea through and through coming through the academy from an early age and all. 
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new TIFO clip on arsenal 10s signings. I like these videos but I cant see us signing any of the players recommended.


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Saw that we are linked with Tammy abrahams this morning. I know we have Eddie and that other young gun in the wings. But I really like Tammy and think he would be an awesome addition. 
Little chance of it actually coming off though as he is Chelsea through and through coming through the academy from an early age and all. 

If we sold Laca Tammy would be a good replacement, would buy Nketiah/Balogun more time to develop before being first choice.
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The hit out at Rangers today was classic pre-season. Enjoyed watching it, but the boys still look leggy. Nelson & Nketiah both looked sharp in their brief cameos, it'll be a shame if neither extend their stays but on the up side I think they'll get us some tidy fees. Auba looks out of finishing form, but still getting into dangerous positions. Final note, what a debut for Tavares! Our left side looked noticeably worse with him off and Tierney on. In KT's defence he's only been back a few days after cutting holidays short.
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Didn’t KT only break his holidays because we were playing ranges and he wanted to play? I’ve heard he is going to resume his holiday now. Bahahaha
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If he went back on holiday and skipped the US he deserves a knighthood.
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Make Tierney captain asap IMO. 
I think I'm gonna get him on my shirt for this season. I love this guy. 
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Which kit option are you going with Paul? I’m not too convinced by the home shirt this year personally.
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Lokonga signed! I reckon that’s a decent upgrade on Ceballos, and a good understudy for Partey.
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Which kit option are you going with Paul? I’m not too convinced by the home shirt this year personally.

I don't mind the new shirt but can't decide whether to go with long or short sleeves. I'm disappointed again with the socks. I'm an old traditionalist and wish they would stick with red socks. Like paulm, I will probably get Tierney on it. 
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I'm still on the fence!
I LOVE the away shirt this year but won't be buying it - yellow just aint my colour, I never wear it. And I don't own any yellow arsenal shirts at all, even though I do love them. 
So I was thinking of going with the home again. Initially it was a big no from me when I saw the leaked pics, but since it got officially released I've come round a bit, it is ok. I'm a fan of Ajax so have a soft spot for the white down the sides like that, I have fond memories of the 2008/09 shirt that was like that too. 
However, I'm also pondering the third shirt. I don't think it's been released yet but the leaks suggest it's a throwback to the 95/96 away shirt which was my first ever arsenal shirt, with the blue lightning bolts. Might be a little bit loud for me though, not sure. 
The only thing for sure at this point is it's Tierney on the back, and short sleeves (I went long sleeves last season). 
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Obviously know virtually nothing about this Lokonga but we need midfielders and he appears to fit the bill. 
If Xhaka is leaving then we need another. Rumours continue to surround Locatelli. 
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Doesnt sound like Locatelli is coming. Has stated he wants to play champions league and is talking to juve. 
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US trip off after a few people at the club has got covid. Probably a smart move anyway
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Gooner 4 Life
ajc28, I really hope you stayed away from the match reports on the Hibs friendly then. 
Heh, as much as I couldn't face any football in the days after the Euro final, I admit I couldn't help myself looking it up on the train that day. Saw the club were trying to fleece the fans for another £8 to watch the friendlies, then found the highlights on Youtube. Saw Kolasinac and Willian were starting, then the keeper take that airshot to concede and I just went "nope" and closed it again. Then made that post a bit later which was maybe a bit kneejerk. Sport is cruel, but I guess it makes the triumphs so much more worth it when most of the time you get that kind of heartbreak.

Anyway, a week on I feel more like keeping up to date with the news now. Not bothering with pre-season footage, but good to see we've at least made a couple of signings in positions we were short in. 

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New Amazon doco, some pay to play crypto based fan engagement tool, and extortionate pricing for the games has hammered home how desperate we are for cash.

I paid £8 to watch Rangers live and it was a good experience - aside from the weak commentary. 

Glad I didn’t pay £30 for the US & Scotland games 😬
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My wife talked me out of the away kit for this very reason - which is gutting given how good KT pulls it off 😍
paulm
I'm still on the fence!
I LOVE the away shirt this year but won't be buying it - yellow just aint my colour, I never wear it. And I don't own any yellow arsenal shirts at all, even though I do love them. 
So I was thinking of going with the home again. Initially it was a big no from me when I saw the leaked pics, but since it got officially released I've come round a bit, it is ok. I'm a fan of Ajax so have a soft spot for the white down the sides like that, I have fond memories of the 2008/09 shirt that was like that too. 
However, I'm also pondering the third shirt. I don't think it's been released yet but the leaks suggest it's a throwback to the 95/96 away shirt which was my first ever arsenal shirt, with the blue lightning bolts. Might be a little bit loud for me though, not sure. 
The only thing for sure at this point is it's Tierney on the back, and short sleeves (I went long sleeves last season). 
 
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ESR 10 😍
Lovely news that.
Not so lovely is the money being touted for Ramsdale 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Apparently Odegaard is back in the mix for a transfer.
We’re also going to drop £60m on Martinez from Inter - LOL, I love how stupid these rumours get.
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Apparently Odegaard is back in the mix for a transfer.
We’re also going to drop £60m on Martinez from Inter - LOL, I love how stupid these rumours get.

I'd rather Martinez from Aston Villa :(
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Apparently Odegaard is back in the mix for a transfer.
We’re also going to drop £60m on Martinez from Inter - LOL, I love how stupid these rumours get.

I'd rather Martinez from Aston Villa :(

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Odegaard for 35m? I'd take it. 
Comfy pre-season win over Watford last night 4-1, backing up after a 4-1 over Millwall. Things hopefully coming together. 
Lokonga is looking rather good in midfield by all accounts. 
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I'd be really happy if we got Odegarrd for under $40m, he didnt look that bad, in fact I thought he made a positive impact on our midfield. 
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I'd be really happy if we got Odegarrd for under $40m, he didnt look that bad, in fact I thought he made a positive impact on our midfield. 
 I've tried to follow the Odegarrd rumour to see what its about. as far as I can tell it stems from Real looking to offload him this window and him enjoying his time with us, but nothing else has taken place. So its nice to dream I suppose but there isn't even any smoke in this yet. 
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Hopefully more smoke/momentum based on the below than spending £70m+ on Maddison or £30m+ on Ramsdale!
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I'd be really happy if we got Odegarrd for under $40m, he didnt look that bad, in fact I thought he made a positive impact on our midfield. 
 I've tried to follow the Odegarrd rumour to see what its about. as far as I can tell it stems from Real looking to offload him this window and him enjoying his time with us, but nothing else has taken place. So its nice to dream I suppose but there isn't even any smoke in this yet. 
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Apparently Luis is about to sign a 2 year contract with Marseille. He finally leaves and opens up a spot for Saliba at Arsenal only to then find himself competing with him for another season! I'm sure the lad will learn a lot from him, whether it's good or bad will remain to see.

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