Grimaldo pick-me-up + Gnabry, Lacazette and Matteo: RAGING

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Ahh, the internet is always awash with utter banter for us to gulp down like the gullible muppets we all are.

The latest story to do the rounds is that Matteo Guendouzi is a target of PSG for ¬£60m this summer. Would love to jump into this rumour, but it’s hardly worth entertaining. There are a whole heap of players we need to look at moving on before we ship out one of our prized possessions.

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Technical Director Profile: Ralph Rangnick

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There is absolutely no doubt about it, Arsenal stand at a forked road, to the left is the abyss (Think Blackwall Tunnel at rush hour). A rocky, pothole-filled side road where we limply try and compete with the big boys, peeling away aging substandard players with faded reputations, or young player lost in their careers because of previous application issues. Down here, we invest in haggard ideas, journeyman staff, and bland football.

To the right is the footballing equivalent of the yellow brick, where we settle on an exciting vision for the future and skip down to Emerald City, where I believe a Champions League medal awaits. Down here we take chances, invest in bold ideas, empower our staff to innovate toward excellence and run their departments independently, structure the club around transparent decision making, and make the football stand for something. This path is not easy, but it sets us up for a brighter future. The road may not be paved with gold, but it could be further down the line. This road is honest about who we are and realistic about how we achieve success.

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