So, it looks as though the departure of Lucas Perez to the happy hammers was the only deadline day deal to get over the line.
Below is the Arsenal squad according to the Premier League website but, apparently, players can still be sold or loaned out until the end of August, so players such as David Ospina could still go.
Today is meant to be when 25 man squads are registered but changes to them will be made if players are sold or loaned before September 1st.
How are we looking?
Perhaps the midfield looks stronger with the addition of Torreira and Guendouzi to replace the outgoing Jack. Emile Smith Rowe will be hoping to push on and get some first team action this year after impressing in pre-season.
Up front, we look mobile and pacy but with no plan B anymore. Thank Dennis for that, some will say! Maybe Ramsey will get more time further forward this season?
Kos not expected to be back in training until the end of the year at the earliest, looks to be the biggest hole in the squad at present. New signing from Dortmund, Sokratis wasn’t that convincing in pre-season, but presumably the new purchasing team have some idea as to what they’re doing, so I’m hoping he’s just taking time to settle in and will turn out to be a great buy. Presumably Mustafi and Sokratis will be the first choice pairing.
The Beast out for a few months is a blow but Maitland-Niles is adequate cover for Nacho. Right back is looking stronger than it has done for ages, Hector can be rested safe in the knowledge that Lichtsteiner provides a wealth of experience.
What are your feelings? Are we good to go?
We need to promote more academy boys. they are very good.
it doesn’t look as if we spent £66mil, does it?
Anyway, signing big expensive names is not a trophy. ManU fans celebrated singing Pogba last summer, well, how useless was he? For the club, not the country. Very useless
I think Emery bought wisely – nothing extravagant and not afraid to spend a lot on young players like Torreira and Guendozi. Fail to sell Welbeck, but that was probably mission impossible
Spuds spent zero, nothing, but didn’t lose key players. They think they will finish about all other london clubs. Some say that Spurs are the new Arsenal, they think 4th spot is a trophy 🙂
amo – NO.
Squad looks strong. Not just in personal but also in terms of age. We are set up well for a few seasons to come as the younger players gain experience.
4th IS a trophy, isn’t it?
great thinking by boss with small budget, hopefully back into cl next season and new transfers will be what we really looking for with extra cash to spend, boss should get 150ml every season with cl and tv rights monwy but owner tight f%$k. anyway looking forward to new season and hopefully we can get jump on rivals with 2 wins out of 2 games
Why did Everton sign a right winger in Bernard when they have Walcott?
I don’t think the u21s have to be registered as part of the 25 man squad, so some will have a chance of being promoted.
Not sure why Reiss Nelson and Guendouzi (18 and 19 respectively) are there on the Prem League site. Mavro and A. M-N are also under 21 i think.
Maybe I’ve no idea what I’m on about. Just ignore me.
Perhaps all will become clear later on today. 🙂
Isn’t Walcott a centre forward? 🙂
my santi 🙂 he deserves nothing but the best. Good luck Santiago
no Raddy, it is not.
4th is a trophy, Santi was a Saint, and Walcott was……………
Good post Chas I had one on the same subject in draft – but no where near as good as yours – so it’s now in the bin.
Reiss Nelson born Dec 10,1999
Guendouzi born Apr 14, 1999
Mavro – born Dec 11, 1997
A. M-N – born Aug 29, 1997
Average age of squad 26.2
Ahead of Unai Emery’s media conference on Friday, here’s the latest squad update from our medical team.
Has resumed training
Injury to his left knee. Will be out for 8-10 weeks.
Injury to his right Achilles. Aiming for return to training at the end of the year
These are our current academy players……
Krystian Bielik Defender
Tolaji Bola Defender
Cohen Bramall Defender
Zech Medley Defender
Jordi Osei-Tutu Defender
Julio Pleguezuelo Defender
Stephy Mavididi Forward
Edward Nketiah Forward
Nathan Tormey Forward
Deyan Iliev Goalkeeper
Charlie Gilmour Midfielder
Reiss Nelson Midfielder
Ben Sheaf Midfielder
Emile Smith Rowe Midfielder
Joseph Willock Midfielder
Gedion Zelalem Midfielder
The new Premier League season gets underway on Friday night – and there are some new rules to be aware of before the action gets underway.
Here’s what you need to know…
The Premier League is eager to crack down on bad behaviour in the dugout this season. While there won’t be red or yellow cards issued to coaching staff as in the EFL, managers will be penalised if they have to be consistently warned by referees.
This season, four warnings from the referee will see a manager receive a one-match ban. If the manager goes on to pick up eight warnings through the season he’ll be handed a two-match ban. Twelve warnings leads to three and 16 is an FA misconduct ban.
Technology in the technical area
You may spot coaching staff playing on their iPads during matches this season after a new rule allowing technology to be used in technical areas was passed.
While the tablets can’t be used to argue about decisions with officials, it does allow coaches the chance to show tactical videos to substitutes or analyse live clips and data during the game.
This season, any cautions players receive will be specific to the competition they were playing in at the time. So, a yellow card in an FA Cup game, for instance, wouldn’t count towards a suspension in the Premier League.
However, red cards will apply across all competitions – although standard bans can now be decreased or increased in exceptional cases.
Players will be banned after picking up five yellow cards (with a cut off after the first 19 games), 10 yellow cards (cut off 32 games) and 15 yellow cards by the end of the season.
No extra-time in League Cup
Extra-time will no longer be played in the Carabao Cup this season, with matches level at 90 minutes going straight to a penalty shoot-out.
The EFL, who organise the League Cup, have also announced the penalty shoot-out format would revert to the traditional alternating kicks, rather than the ABBA format which was trialled in 2017/18.
Previously the FA’s anti-doping testers could inform a club of which players they wanted to test at 75 minutes. Now they can only inform clubs of players selected for testing immediately after the matches.
While VAR will not be used in the Premier League this season, it will be applied in FA Cup and Carabao Cup games played in Premier League stadiums. That will increase its usage to 60 games in 2018/19. There were just 19 games which used VAR in 2017/18. VAR can only be used at Premier League stadiums.
Meanwhile, the Premier League plans to increase its testing of the system this season, as they continue to work towards eventually implementing VAR in the top flight in the future.
The new Deadline Day rules, which saw the window for Premier League clubs close before the season began, will be discussed by clubs in September and October. This won’t be a formal review, but a view on how successful the switch was will be taken and assessed.
Thanks chas, that squad will do for me. The new guys look good quality and fill long needed gaps and we can expect some of the established players to get a new lease of life I’m hoping.
It would;d have been daft to bring in too many players at the same time as trying to instill a new style of play. I’m hoping we get off to a good start, but if not, we all need to be patient.
I’m looking forward to seeing more of a ‘team’ than of late … that is the way it has looked in pre-season.
Quote from Winston Churchill-
“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing –
after they have tried everything else”
Nice danny can still go
We will get a true measure of the calibre of our squad on Sunday.
I will be looking carefully at our defensive display, our attacking capability has seldom been an issue but the same cannot be said about our defending.
I’m not advocating a bus formation defence, as that is killing football, but I would hope that players like Bellerin have a leash on them and don’t keep leaving our defence wanting while they go wandering down the wing.
oi chas, which is correct?
If there were to be a second referendum
If there WAS to be a second referendum
Team is ok, feels like we are missing a player that can add width to our attacking options. Someone like…Dembele or Zaha for that matter.
Hope Ramsey stays and does not go to Barca
ramsey might still go to Barca for a weekend break. He might even go to see a game at Camp Nou
So let us see how we set up but early indication is:4312
Leno – Bello, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal – Ramsey, LT, Xhaka – Ozil – Laca, Auba
Leaves Miky on the bench 😦
How exciting, trying to guess Emery’s first starting line up.
Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, M-N
Yes, I have purposely left out Xhaka and Torriera and the reason is that neither of them have played 90 minutes football. I guess that Lacazzette will be on the bench.
No idea how Ramsey and Ozil play together but I would want them in the same team.
I am unable to attend the game as I will be climbing up a stupidly steep mountain in the Italian Alps on my bike.
Bad planning again, annoying Sunday kick offs.
Monreal without any playing minutes doesn’t make sense to me? Best player for the position, no doubt, but zero minutes……hmmmm
How many minutes has Ramsey had?
I’d go WAS as referring to a single event, but wtf do I know?
Oi don’t pre-empt my PM!
Will write something for tomorrow and give the valiant, heroic Chas a break.
you know your grammar, that’s why i asked you. I thought ‘was’ too, but it was were on the BBC website, strange
LB. Be careful out there
Valiant and heroic, that’s me. 😉
Chas you deserve all the credit that comes your way.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery admits Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is the better coach, but is looking forward to locking horns with his former foe at the Emirates on Sunday.
Emery takes charge of his first competitive game as Arsenal boss with Guardiola in the opposing dug out – a coach the former Valencia and Sevilla head coach has failed to beat on 10 occasions.
The new Arsenal boss admits Guardiola has shone more both as a player and manager, but has welcomed the challenge posed by his counterpart ahead of Sunday afternoon’s showdown.
“I am 46, he is 47 and he started his career as a player, bigger than me,” said Emery. “His career as a coach is also bigger than mine.
“We started our careers as coaches at maybe the same kind of time and his career, statistically, is better than me also but I like more playing against him because it demands more from the preparation, to try to win against his teams.
“When we were in Spain each match against Barcelona with Valencia is very exciting and very demanding for me also to prepare this match.”
Aaron Ramsey is fit to play in Sunday’s game after recovering from a calf problem sustained in a pre-season friendly against Chelsea.
Emery also said Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to start at left-back, a position he filled in at last season, with Saed Kolasinac sidelined for two months.
I’m not sure how many minutes Ramsey has played, it was only a guess, an innocent way of joining in the conversation.
I’ve no idea either!
I am not too concerned that Guardiola has had the better of Emery to date because I think there have been many factors in Guardiolas favour up until now. I also note that Liverpool managed to undo Guardiolas side last season mainly because of their devastating ability on the counter-attack. I notice that we have not looked too shabby in this department ourselves in pre-season and it looks to be a strength that Emery puts emphasis on, so……….
1-2 big players will have to ride the pine due to us having extra strength in depth now, but who will it be. I won’t name my full line up until Raddy has graced us with his genius and wisdom but just to counter RC’s 2.07, I do feel Miki is important, particularly in this game.
Fairplay to Emery but he didn’t have Messi/Iniesta/Xavi etc etc and the Barca billions.
“genius and wisdom” Hahahahaha
Thanks, Chas. 🙂
ahem, looks good enough to me. new regime, onwards and upwards. let us hand down a Shitty thrashing on Sunday
Not being relegated is itself a trophy, so yes, 4th certainly is.
Up the Arse!
LB, what is your favourite bike?
tricycle of course
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