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Arsenal - Road to glory

My campaign towards the throphies
Started on 23 April 2012 by ejay
Latest Reply on 8 June 2022 by Moppy666
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i would sign him hes not a bad player you can probs make a profit in him

Season 3 - Season review

Welcome to the season review, a crappy season!

Fist if your curious, here you got my pre-season post with transfers and pre-season games: Link

So lets see my PL games, gonna list them here instead of writing a book here.

Premier League

As you can see I really struggle against the big teams and a few times even stumble against smaller ones too, not acceptable! My job status is now set as "very fragile", so we will have to see how long it takes before they sack me if this continues. Now, here you have the final league table with me ending 5th. The only comfort in all this is that Manchester United did even worse than me.
Nottm Forest

So now over to the CL.

Champions League

Started out great in the Champions League, but my form drop came just around when the Manchester City games came, never really stood a chance, even tho I had a good first game against them the chances didn't go in.

The League Cup, not much to say here really, so going to skip it.

League Cup

Same goes for the FA Cup, truly did bad in these two cups, even tho I met hard opponents in both i should have gone further in at least one of them.

FA Cup

Now, lets do some stats, first I'm gonna show you this one, showing that i had atleast one player preforming well in the Champions League!

But, was thinking of goal and assist stats, they are as following for all competitions this season:

Name AAGames AAGoal(s) AAAssist(s) AAAv Rat
Van Persie AA30(7) AAA18 AAA11 AAA7.21
Sanogo AA12(4) AAA13 AAA2 AAA7.46
Walcott AA33(7) AAA9 AAA6 AAA7.01
Muniain AA24(6) AAA8 AAA7 AAA7.20
Ramsey AA33(7) AAA8 AAA9 AAA7.13
Gervinho AA20(7) AAA8 AAA6 AAA7.20
Hazard AA35(1) AAA7 AAA8 AAA7.16
Borini AA7(6) AAA6 AAA1 AAA7.14
Chamberlain AA19(14) AAA5 AAA6 AAA6.96
Otamendi AA49(1) AAA5 AAA0 AAA7.29
Koscielny AA37(4) AAA4 AAA3 AAA7.28
Wilshere AA21(7) AAA2 AAA6 AAA6.99
Ganso AA18(9) AAA2 AAA2 AAA6.92
Vermalen AA20(2) AAA2 AAA1 AAA7.22
Frimpong AA5(1) AAA1 AAA1 AAA7.00
Santos AA10(3) AAA1 AAA1 AAA7.09

Gonna go trough my youths that are looking promising, are some real potential there, take a look.

Tom Duboc

Simon Cornhill

Murphy Bongumba

Luis Estrada

Robbie Cotton

Joel Valencia

Shaun Brooks

Tommy Dunn

Will post transfers and what has happened pre-season when the time comes.
Untill next time... hopefully.

As always, comments are very much appreciated
You need to let them handle the pressure :)
What do you guys think of this DM player? around 3M for him

i dont think Fernando is worth the money . especially if u want to improve your squad. look at Ettiene Capoue .

Season4 - Pre-season ++

So it looks like I'm keeping my job, for now at least. Have done some pre-season matches now and it is actually looking quite good, with some good results.

Millwall 1-2 Arsenal
AZ 0-2 Arsenal
Arsenal 0-0 Leverkusen
Rubin Kazan 0-2 Arsenal
Chesterfield 1-11 Arsenal
Colorado 0-0 Arsenal
Celta 0-2 Arsenal

Have also been active on the transfer market, securing myself some players that are both valuable for the future and players that can jump in the first team, at least as rotation option.

Diaby - £4.1M
Thomas Rosicky - Retire
Kyle Bartley - £2M
Carl Jenkinson - Free

Domenico Criscito - £26M
Sergio Solaberrieta - £5M
Sergio Canales - £3.1M
Fernando - £2.9M
Diego Guida - £1.1M (for the future)
Sjoerd Rog - £1.1M (for the future)
Hugo Ferreira - £925k (for the future)
Jesus Fernandez Bello - £100k (for the future)

Remaining transfer budget = £11.72M + £260k p/w

So since I ended up 5th in the league it will be Europa League on me this season, should manage to preform some if I'm not unlucky with my fixtures, even tho I don't expect it to end up being easy, because since when has that happened?

Europa League
Arsenal 5-0 Sion

Have also started the PL, not many games here yet, but they are comming.

Premier League
Wigan 0-2 Arsenal

So far so good, but have barely started so no promises are coming from me on how things will go, but things aren't looking too shabby right now.
Always nice to start with some wins
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12 yearsEdited

Season 4 - Transfers in other clubs

Here I'm making a list of transfers done by other clubs. Some big ones that will be interesting to see.


£24M - Javier Macherano - Barcelona Manchester City
£19.25M - Etienne Capoue - Fiorentina Manchester City
£10.5M - Eric Torres - Chivas Liverpool
£7.25M - Rafael Toloi - FCP Manchester City
Free - Didier Drogba - Chelsea Free Transfer
Free - Emmanuel Adebayor - Manchester City Free Transfer
Free - Joleon Lescott - Manchester City Free Transfer
Free - Carlos Tevez - Manchester City Free Transfer
Free - Kolo Toure - Manchester City Free Transfer
Free - Rio Ferdinand - Manchester United Free transfer
£3.2M - Federico Macheda - Manchester United At. Madrid
Free - Anders Lindegaard - Mnchester United Free transfer
Free - Michael Carrick - Manchester United Free Transfer
£2.1M - Patrice Evra - Manchester United AC Milan
£1.2M - Benoit Assou-Ekotto - Tottenham Stoke
Free - Roman Pavlyuchenko - Tottenham Free Transfer
Free - Kasper Schmeichel - Leicester Liverpool
How come there is 12 groups in the Champions League?
#50560 patrick1 : How come there is 12 groups in the Champions League?

Because it isn't the Champions League, it's the Europa League, ended up 5th last season.
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12 yearsEdited

Season 4 - Starting

Now I have gotten some games finished, with good results i might add, even tho there is a couple of upsets too.

Premier League
Arsenal 2-0 Birmingham
Newcastle 3-4 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-0 Everton
Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-1 Wolves
Nottm Forest 0-3 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-1 Blackpool

Europa League Group Stage
Arsenal 1-1 Fiorentina
Sparta Prague 0-3 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-0 FC Groningen

League Cup
3rd West Ham 1-0 Arsenal (after extra time)
Alex Song(118)
Jack Wilshere(120)

Really got caught in the League Cup, losing in extra time really sucks, especially when you get two red cards when you are trying to get back into the game. And with City, I don't really stand a chance against then, nor does anyone else.

Finally, 2 beauties from Wilshere

Season 4 - Update

game update, currently on a bad run, even tho its an unbeaten run, just alot of draws.

Premier League
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-2 Tottenham
Arsenal 5-0 Aston Villa
Sunderland 2-2 Arsenal
Bolton 1-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool
Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal
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12 yearsEdited

Season 4 - positive atmosphere

Season are looking quite well at the moment, my ambitions aren't very high for this season tho, but need to get a Champions League spot, think my job depends on it.

Premier League
Arsenal 3-1 West Brom
Arsenal 1-1 Stoke
Burnley 0-3 Arsenal
West Ham 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-0 Wigan
Birmingham 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 6-0 Newcastle
Everton 1-2 Arsenal

So here you got the league standings at this point, in 4th place, need to keep it, or climb. If this continues it will be very possible

and a little treat, have gotten players in teams of the week now that i find very impressive, look for yourself

Europa League
Arsenal 1-1 Fiorentina
Sparta Prague 0-3 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-0 FC Groningen
FC Groningen 1-1 Arsenal
Fiorentine 1-3 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-0 Sparta Prague

And finally, welcoming a new addition to the team, Abel Hernández, looking for him to make a difference and to replace Robin Van Persie when he is going to retire, cant be too long into the future with him being 31 years old.
ejay's avatar Group ejay
12 yearsEdited

Season 4 - Update and tactics

Hi again everyone,

Now it seemes I have started to get a hold of how to at least give the bigger teams a fight for the 3 points, I'll show you the tactics after i have gone trough the games that i have played recently, some tough fixtures in here and not the best results, but are grabbing points.

Premier League
Wolves 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City
Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

FA Cup
4th Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City
4th Manchester City 1-2 Arsenal
5th Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

Europa League
4th Lyon 2-4 Arsenal
4th Arsenal 1-0 Lyon

So, as i promised i would go trough my tactics with you. First I'll take the tactics I usually use, haven't changed mich from the one I have already showed you, if it has changed at all, but either way, here it is:

And to the other tactic I use, against tougher oppositions, the likes of City, ManU, Chelsea, Liverpool etc. Is a much more defensive play, but manage to keep possession and get some goals.

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