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Old 06-12-19, 12:49 PM   #4961
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If there ever was a club that should play 3 at the back with wing backs, it's Arsenal. Kolasinac and Bellerin are good wing backs and David Luiz much better in 3 man defence. It's not rocket science. Get the defence right first because they are awful at the back at the moment.
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Old 06-12-19, 04:02 PM   #4962
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Old 06-12-19, 05:32 PM   #4963
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Top captain.

AFTV would probably be giving him pelters, only that there's easier targets there right now.
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Old 15-12-19, 02:27 PM   #4964
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China's state broadcaster will no longer show Sunday's match between Arsenal and Manchester City after comments made by midfielder Mesut Ozil, according to reports.

Ozil posted messages on Twitter and Instagram that were critical of China's policies towards Uighur Muslims on Friday.

The Global Times, China's national English language newspaper, reported on Sunday that the match would not be broadcast because Ozil's remarks had "disappointed fans and football governing authorities".

The two teams are due to kick off at 4:30pm UK time on Sunday, which would be midnight on Monday morning in China.

CCTV 5's schedule shows it now plans to show a taped match between Tottenham and Wolves instead.

Ozil, who is a practising Muslim of Turkish descent, called Uighurs "warriors who resist persecution" and criticised Beijing's crackdown and the silence of Muslims in response.

He wrote in his posts on Friday: "(In China) Qurans are burned, mosques were closed down, Islamic theological schools, madrasas were banned, religious scholars were killed one by one. Despite all this, Muslims stay quiet."

Arsenal tried to distance themselves from the comments on Saturday. The north London club shared a post from its official account on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform, which read: "The content he expressed is entirely Ozil's personal opinion.

"As a football club, Arsenal always adheres to the principle of not being involved in politics."

Arsenal received angry responses on Weibo, with one showing a shredded Ozil football shirt next to a pair of scissors. Others called for the midfielder to be expelled from the club.

Weibo frequently censors discussion of sensitive topics amid a push by Beijing to clean up China's internet.

Arsenal had not posted about the issue from its official Twitter account as of Sunday morning, while Ozil's posts had not been deleted from his social media platforms.

On Saturday, the Chinese Football Association told The Paper, a government-backed news outlet, that it was "outraged and disappointed" by Ozil's "inappropriate" remarks.

The Paper quotes an unnamed official from the association as saying: "Ozil's comments are undoubtedly hurtful to the Chinese fans who closely follow him, and at the same time his comments also hurt the feelings of Chinese people.

"This is something we cannot accept."

The United Nations and human rights groups estimate that between one million and two million people, mostly ethnic Uighur Muslims, have been detained in harsh conditions in Xinjiang as part of what Beijing calls an anti-terrorism campaign.

China has repeatedly denied any mistreatment of Uighurs.

In November, leaked documents emerged that contradicted government claims that the detention camps were voluntary training centres.

Classified documents appeared to confirm the testimony of many former detainees that they are centres for forced ideological and behavioural re-education.

China's embassy in the UK dismissed that leak as a "fabrication and fake news".

CCTV chose not to air two NBA pre-season games in October after Darly Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.

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Old 15-12-19, 02:41 PM   #4965
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Seriously though fuck the Chinese regime.

Ozil is highlighting genocide that's taking place there and countries and multi-national companies are simply turning a blind eye.
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Old 15-12-19, 02:58 PM   #4966
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Old 15-12-19, 03:09 PM   #4967
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How do you think LFC would respond if Salah, Mane or Shaqiri made a statement like that?

Arsenal wasn't supportive of Ozil at all. Just trying to protect their commercial interest with a statement about being an apolitical organization.

I think Liverpool fans would be pissed off if LFC made a statement like that
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Old 15-12-19, 03:10 PM   #4968
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The OTT reaction is tantamount to an admission of guilt.
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Old 15-12-19, 05:32 PM   #4969
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Old 15-12-19, 05:38 PM   #4970
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Betfair have them 16.5 to win. Ridiculous odds on the home side
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Old 15-12-19, 05:45 PM   #4971
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Old 15-12-19, 05:46 PM   #4972
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Arsenal are shite.
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Old 15-12-19, 05:49 PM   #4973
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naive as fuck to take them on like this, United shown the blueprint last week
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Old 15-12-19, 06:23 PM   #4974
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0-3 at half time with many arsenal fans already leaving. Arsenal boo'ed off at half time.
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Old 15-12-19, 07:23 PM   #4975
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Old 15-12-19, 08:46 PM   #4976
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Has there been a worse temp Manager? fuck me he is clueless and his big hug/cuddle/smile with sir pep must have made any arse fan vomit
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Old 15-12-19, 09:02 PM   #4977
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Has there been a worse temp Manager? fuck me he is clueless and his big hug/cuddle/smile with sir pep must have made any arse fan vomit
I actually sort of feel sorry for him he`s on a hiding to nothing and they wont let him bring any help in so it`s literally him and per mertesaker
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Old 15-12-19, 09:17 PM   #4978
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absolute embarrassment for arsenal. happy days long may it continue
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Old 16-12-19, 08:56 AM   #4979
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And yet they're still well in the hunt for a CL place ffs
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Old 16-12-19, 08:58 AM   #4980
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Actually, big shakes this year with Leicester pretty likely to nab a spot. One place up for grabs with 4 so called big sides desperate for the revenue it brings. Chelsea, Arsenal and Man U will probably miss out

Sad that the Leicester owner can't see the surge his side are having
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Old 16-12-19, 09:10 AM   #4981
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Has there been a worse temp Manager? fuck me he is clueless and his big hug/cuddle/smile with sir pep must have made any arse fan vomit
Sounds like he doesn't even want to be doing that job.

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Old 16-12-19, 09:14 AM   #4982
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I think it's a bit unfair to judge Ljungberg on these results. He lacks the experience to turn any situation around and he's clearly helping them out as no one else wants to manage them.
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Old 16-12-19, 09:47 AM   #4983
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Watched them on motd and they were awful, no one with any intent on making an effort, definitely wrth a few boo's.
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Old 16-12-19, 01:12 PM   #4984
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Arsenal's CEO was pictured outside Arteta's humble abode last night.

Thinking of the size of the rebuild, I'm not surprised they've lowered their sights.
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Old 16-12-19, 03:58 PM   #4985
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I'm shocked they haven't gone for Marcelino whom they apparently interviewed. Gets a team playing together, makes sure everyone is fit and well drilled. Perhaps they thought it's a bridge too far as he's an exact opposite of Emery and Wenger but it seems obvious that someone who can add a strong structure to their team required. There aren't many in the world better at that than Marcelino.
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Old 20-12-19, 03:20 PM   #4986
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Arteta confirmed as their new manager.

He seems to be highly rated and is good at putting out cones for Pep.

Be interesting to see how he gets on there.
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Old 20-12-19, 04:08 PM   #4987
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Arteta confirmed as their new manager.

He seems to be highly rated and is good at putting out cones for Pep.

Be interesting to see how he gets on there.
I'm interested to see if it affects City.

If he is that highly thought of, it must be a bit of a blow for them.
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Old 20-12-19, 05:04 PM   #4988
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I'm interested to see if it affects City.

If he is that highly thought of, it must be a bit of a blow for them.
Will be interesting. Borello who used to be with us will step up for now and maybe even freshen things up a bit?

They might bring Van Bronckhorst into the fold over summer. Should have just offered him to Arsenal instead.
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Old 20-12-19, 05:07 PM   #4989
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Arteta is Arsenalís 20th permanent manager in 133 years according to the BBC

Watford have had that many in the last 15 years!
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Old 20-12-19, 10:22 PM   #4990
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Arteta is Arsenalís 20th permanent manager in 133 years according to the BBC

Watford have had that many in the last 15 years!
Wenger screwing up the statistics again, like an unflushable turd
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Old 21-12-19, 01:06 PM   #4991
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He seems to be highly rated and is good at putting out cones for Pep.

Be interesting to see how he gets on there.
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Old 21-12-19, 04:11 PM   #4992
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Old 22-12-19, 04:58 AM   #4993
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Old 22-12-19, 10:42 AM   #4994
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I can't believe how shit they've become, they used to be a brilliant side with loads of talent and steel. Now they're Crystal Palace with a shit defence.
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Old 22-12-19, 11:44 AM   #4995
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It's nice that the Everton fans finally found something to sing passionately about yesterday.
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Old 22-12-19, 12:57 PM   #4996
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It's nice that the Everton fans finally found something to sing passionately about yesterday.
What was that?
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Old 26-12-19, 09:58 PM   #4997
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