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    Derby game against Spurs could be tricky, but this year I have confidence in Arsenal

    Both Arsenal and Spurs were 3-1 against oponents last gameweek. The difference is Arsenal can hold on to a 3-1 lead with ten men and Spurs couldn't with 11 men.

    If Arsenal beats Spurs comprehensively (4-0?). It could well be M.Jol's last game as Spurs manager. Compared to Spurs, Arsenal have a more stable, farsighted and professional board of directors

    M Jol is the seventh Spurs manager in nine seasons.

    I think M Jol is their best manager since the EPL started, I hope he doesn't get the sack; my best friend is a Spurs supporter, and Arsenal needs a strong rival so that the team doesn't rest on it laurels.

    Anyway AW has two weeks to prepare for the derby, depending on the the fitness of the players coming back from international duty, we should be fine

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    If any Arsenal fan on facebook, i created a group there, feel free to join

    Arsenal Facebook group

    (yes u need to have a facebook acct in the first place to join this group)

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    Nothing dramatic will happen at Arsenal till 2009

    By Myles Palmer


    In Wednesday's Daily Mail, columnist Charlie Sale's headline was Arsenal man plays the long game

    Sale wrote :

    Those who have worked with Danny Fiszman, the Arsenal director who holds the pivotal 24.1 per cent shareholding, are convinced that the Geneva-based tax exile will eventually be a seller when the price is right. But Fiszman is prepared to play the long game and will hold out until he can maximise his stake, which could net him as much as 11,000-a-share.

    That scenario makes sense. This Arsenal board are old men who have run the club well since 1986, allowing David Dein to work his socks off but never allowing him to be chairman.

    Since the board are all in their sixties and seventies they know they will not be around forever. And it may be in Arsenal's long term interests for them NOT to sell to one billionaire. It might be better to have a balanced ownership structure, as they have now, to prevent rash decisions being made.

    There are 150 corporate boxes at Arsenal, and the Diamond Club for those who can afford luxury, and on match days there are billionaires watching the game. One of them might buy the club in 2009. But, realistically, I don't see how anything dramatic can happen before 2009. In the last quarter of that year Arsenal will make 150 million net profit from the sale of the Highbury Square flats.

    In the short term, Arsene Wenger signs his new contract, the AGM will be an hour of gentlemanly boasting about a business which is generating even more cash than the board expected, and the usual hurrahs for the prudent Professor, whose young team might be unbeaten in late October. And if they've lost a couple of games, so what ? All teams lose a couple of games. Chelsea lost to Aston Villa last week, Manchester United lost to Man City.

    The key players now are Wenger, Danny Fiszman and Stan Kroenke.

    Neither Fiszman nor Kroenke has 30% and that is important because at 30% ownership a shareholder has to make a mandatory bid for all the shares in issue. The other shareholders can decline that offer.

    At 50.1% an owner has majority control. At 75% an owner has ultimate control and can propose and pass resolutions on his own, and at 90% the minority shareholders can be compulsorily bought out. They can dissent but their shares will effectively be worthless unless of course the new owner extends his offer to them, as happened with Malcolm Glazer at Manchester United

    At 98% an owner can de-list the company, as Roman Abramovich did at Chelsea. He took the club off the stock market and treated it as a private company.

    Amazingly, we read in The Sun on that a friend of Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith said she won't sell her shares. She's very proud of her association with Arsenal and has no intention of selling the family's stake in this historic club. But hang on a minute. Is this the way such information should be released? This girl married into football's aristocracy and the family is worth 80 million. If Lady Nina has something to say, surely she should speak to the BBC ?

    Last Thursday David Dein sold his shares to Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov for 75 million, a deal he could not turn down.

    And now Gooners are wondering about the relationship between Dein and Wenger, who have been close friends for decades but who are now singing from different hymn sheets. Dein contradicts Wenger and Wenger contradicts Dein.

    Dein says Arsenal need major investment to compete, while Wenger says they don't need outside investment and a sustainable model is far better in the long term. His first six results, in four Premiership games and two Champions League qualifiers, back up what the manager says and what he has always said over the last four years as the Emirates Stadium was being built.

    At the moment, Wenger, Fabregas and the team are proving Dein wrong. The manager is about to sign a new three-year contract at 4 million a year. The team is not playing and there is nothing much to talk about. On Monday 125 shares were sold. On Tuesday three shares were sold. On Wednesday, four shares were sold at 8,000 each. So a few investors are selling because they don't think the price will rocket any time soon.

    I've said all along that Arsenal FC could be sold for 1 billion. If Danny Fiszman gets his 11,000 a share then his 15,000 shares are worth 165 million.There are 62,219 shares in Arsenal and if the shares are 11,000 each in 2009 then the club would be worth 684 million, not counting the debts and the sale of the flats, and anything else that happens between now and 2009. So the club could be sold for almost 1 billion. Mr Usmanov is probably right to say that Arsenal is under-valued. When he sells in two years time, he will accept a tidy profit.

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    another Gooner here! Absolutely sure Arsenal will pick up this season! Saddly Henry won't be there to enjoy!!! But htey've prove they can do it without Henry. although he will be always missed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emirates View Post
    another Gooner here! Absolutely sure Arsenal will pick up this season! Saddly Henry won't be there to enjoy!!! But htey've prove they can do it without Henry. although he will be always missed!
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    We won against Spurs and are now TOP OF THE TABLE

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    We won against Spurs and are now TOP OF THE TABLE
    YEAH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post


    fantastic game by the gooners

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    fantastic game by the gooners
    I missed this game.. DARNED! Only managed to steal a peep at Adebayor's equalising header..

    Who would you prefer up front? RvP with Ade, or RvP with Eduardo?

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    RvP with Ade. Ade proved his mettle yesterday! Especially with the final goal, BEAUTIFUL technical goal Dennis Bergkamp style. Slight chip away to his left to beat the defender, swivelled around and volleyed home a rocket with his right foot. Robinson had NO CHANCE. =D
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhikang View Post
    RvP with Ade. Ade proved his mettle yesterday! Especially with the final goal, BEAUTIFUL technical goal Dennis Bergkamp style. Slight chip away to his left to beat the defender, swivelled around and volleyed home a rocket with his right foot. Robinson had NO CHANCE. =D
    alamak u.. i missed the last 2 goals and was thking of catching the highlights later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FooFighter View Post
    We won against Spurs and are now TOP OF THE TABLE
    Yeah ... it's been a long while and it's a great feeling ... let's hope we'll be this consistent throughout the season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brand View Post
    alamak u.. i missed the last 2 goals and was thking of catching the highlights later...
    haha i heng heng caught the swee sweee last 2 goals. tuned in only @ 78th minute cos b4 that cousins watching other show. lucky... =D =D =D
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    Adebayor has actually wasted numerous chances before scoring, to his credit, he kept on going.

    Its quite ironic that Arsenal's equaliser was from a free kick that was had to be retaken because a Spurs fan tried to invade the pitch.

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    Adebayor has actually wasted numerous chances before scoring, to his credit, he kept on going.

    Its quite ironic that Arsenal's equaliser was from a free kick that was had to be retaken because a Spurs fan tried to invade the pitch.
    hehe...yeah! a good slap in the face for them

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    To summarise the match for those gooners here who didnt watch the game; Arsene said we missed the easy chances but scored the difficult ones.

    Btw, found some news articles online about Arsenal. Check it out:

    The Fab Four

    Mr Arsenal's Perspective

    It's ok to be carried away with a result like this against our local rivals and topping the table at the same time, but its still early in the season, we remain humble and just focus on the next match. Bring it on Serville!

    "Let's talk about Cesc baby, lets talk about Flam-in-i, let's talk about Theo Walcott, Freddie Ljungberg and Henry, let's talk about Cesc."
    Arsenal fans, To the tune of Salt and Pepa's "Let' Talk About Sex."


    We should rewrite that chant, remove TH and FL and put some of the others in, you think?

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    It here!

    Lets talk about Cesc baby, lets talk about Van Persie, lets talk about Theo Walcott, Bacari Sagna and Clichy, lets talk about Cesc


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    Tomorrow morning is Arsenal vs Sevilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by FooFighter View Post
    Tomorrow morning is Arsenal vs Sevilla
    Apparently there is no live telecast leh...

    Hehe I crossing my fingers and hope this will be the year for Arsenal !
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