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    nine nine nine
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    £40m is about right Mav when you adjust for buy now pay later fees, loans and the Iwobi sale to Everton.

    Clever window by Arsenal though.

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    maverick1973
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    9-They also offered £65m for D.Upamecano of RB Leipzig on the last day of the window,so they must have had much,much more money to spend.

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    nine nine nine
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    Mav, and they actually bought Luiz for £8m which tells its own story if Arsenal had significantly more money they would have had more significant long term targets than Luiz to fill the key Centre Back gap in their team that needed filling.

    What Arsenal actually spent in the window if you take away the Iwobi money reflects close to the suggested £40/45m they had to spend which is why they were doing never never deals, loan deals and bargain deals.

    To be fair they’ve done it very well.

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    newbalance
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    442, sorry for the late reply.

    I was ‘studying’ Jose’s body language who was also sat in the studio as a guest, and when the subject on tactics/philosophy was raised, he didn’t appear to look too comfortable.

    In all honesty, Carragher over eggs the pudding a bit with his analysis. It’s almost as though he’s in some kind of a Laboratory.

    Each to their own but I personally would read too deep into one result.

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    Adlab
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    Its a simple game made complex by the pundits!
    Coats down for goals off we went with a kickaround. We didnt need VAR just argued whether the ball went over the coats. Good days. We used to play all day in the summer hols at Fog Lane park in Didsbury. Nostalgia. Then waiting for the next game at Maine Rd or away somewhere if dad took us. He was worse than me.

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    newbalance
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    Adlab, man after my own heart!

    I’ve had a lifetime or a generation’s worth of punditry. Perhaps I’m getting tired of hearing the same clichés. I used to easily buy into people’s opinions and often got my hopes up only to be let down. I had to ensure as a Liverpool Supporter 20 years of Man United!

    There is a small handful out there don’t get me wrong, but let’s face it, pretty much anybody out there can form an opinion be it expert or not. The Studio is a composition of ex-pros or journalists.

    Used to regularly like MOTD and Sky in the heyday. Maybe I’m getting a bit old for this hahaha 🙂

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    nine nine nine
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    Super post Adlab. VAR proved it’s worth though imo this weekend and got ever decision right the down side though is it’s difficult to celebrate a goal now.

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    newbalance
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    I did notice regarding the ‘special boxes’ made for VAR, more than 1 person in operating, management and overall decision-making.

    Over-time, I’m sure we’ll get more used to it and appreciate it more.

    As far as Football itself goes, just play your natural game. If you are complying with the laws of the game, there’s absolutely no need for any VAR intervention and goals can be celebrated.

    I remember Football Phone-Ins where 1 hour would be wasted just on arguing over a bad decision or a decision not made by a Referee. Time for this Sport to ‘move with the times’!

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    steveosnakeeye
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    Goose

    our net spend is £55m i beleive so not far off and the way its been structured is very good too

    if we get rid of Ozil to the US then this will be a dream window

    VAR is looking very good and will have a big say this season…

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    nine nine nine
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    Stevo, if you get rid of Ozil to the States you should start believing in Father Christmas again.😊

    Overall though a very good window for Arsenal which probably makes you favourites for 4th place.

    Ozil doesn’t sound keen on a move to the States though.

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    steveosnakeeye
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    maybe he is now so scared after recent atticks he will go over 😉

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    Chucky McChuckface
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    Goonies certainly win the “smartest window” award, when you think about the “VFM” element. Hopefully they can get it on the pitch soon, as they didn’t look good against Newcastle, who were very, very poor imho.

    Castle were the worst team by far that I saw this weekend.

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    steveosnakeeye
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    cry me a river Nancy 🙂

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    nine nine nine
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    Stevo. yeah cos there’s nothing to worry about living in America.😊

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    nine nine nine
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    Chuckster, the Arsenal team v Newcastle wasn’t their best team yet once they start fielding their strongest team they will I think do well and their football will be very easy on the eye. I can see a good season for Arsenal in both the PL and the EL.

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