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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaware Red View Post
    I'd be happy for Arsenal to push on and win the league, as I don't want Leicester or Man city to win it.
    I’m pretty much convinced Leicester City are winning the title

    Just to recap some recent WTF history:
    - Olympic decathlon gold medalist becomes a woman
    - Interest rates are going negative
    - The dude who played Cliff Huxtable is likely a serial rapist
    - Qatar is going to host a world cup…during autumn
    - Donald Trump is going to be the next US President

    Yep, Foxes all the way.

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    With that list, I'm going for Newcastle to win the league.
    "It's cool."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarkand View Post
    I see the yearly Feb/March meltdown is in effect. Now for a loss against United on Sunday to confirm that we're headed towards the end of season.
    As I was saying…

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    It's definitely March.

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    Wow! They often last until the end of March.

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    Tuchel new manager for next season? More likely than not in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarkand View Post
    Tuchel new manager for next season? More likely than not in my book.
    This thread is hilarious! Good old Arsenal..........

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    Conventional wisdom says that Wenger has outstayed his time at Arsenal. He has brought them success (except for a CL) and smoothly and safely financially transitioned them from Highbury to the Emirates roughly maintaining the position and profile of the club as a Top 4 side. Until recent seasons. Time waits for no man and it is so for Wenger.

    Again, the conventional wisdom will point to the loss of Sanchez as a potent indicator, which it is, but an even more egregious example of Wenger's loss of influence and power is the demise of Theo Walcott and AOC. Both outstanding young talents who seemingly had the (English) world at their feet and both have left Arsenal within 6 months of each other, ostensibly to get out from under the yoke of Wenger. Gone are the days of Wenger trawling through the lower divisions, finding diamonds in the rough, polishing them and exhibiting them to the world as genuine talents.

    Difficult to say exactly, but had AOC and Walcott been on the fringes of the Arsenal squad 2000-04, I think both would have been the lynchpins of a very good Arsenal midfield, had the Wenger magic held. As it stands, AOC left for a manager whom he knew would develop him more, challenge him further and make him a better player. Barely 6 months under Klopp he looks a better player than all his years under Wenger. And Walcott has left in the January transfer window for £20m when players of his potential have gone for £35m. All to get away from Wenger and the stale, uninspiring atmosphere of the Emirates.

    Yes, Sanchez is a harbinger (but then again, he is little more than a mercenary anyway), but the exits of AOC and Walcott show just how deep and pernicious the rot is at Arsenal.

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