Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wilshere 10 as Arsenal update squad numbers

Wilshere 10 as Arsenal update squad numbers

Arsenal have re-jigged the squad numbers for this season in the wake of Robin van Quisling’s departure to Manchester United.

It was expected that Lukas Podolski would take the turncoat’s number but instead Jack Wilshere will wear the number 10 as soon as he’s fit (you may insert your own gag involving MONTH + YEAR IN THE FUTURE).

Podolski will wear 9 while Santi Cazorla takes Wilshere’s old number, 19. Ju Young Park is now number 30 but with the South Korean likely to leave the club before the end of the transfer window we don’t suppose it really makes a great deal of difference.

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed the departure of the Dutch fifth columnist in polite fashion but stopped short of the traditional wishing the player well with his future career.

Compare and contrast that announcement with that of Carlos Vela and it’s clear to see that nobody wishes him well at all. Unless we’re talking about him falling into a wishing well, in which case I wish for that (but not for Sting to record a charity record to raise funds to get him out).

Long live Jack 10, who told, “It’s such an honour for me. Getting the No 10 shirt again at the Club means so much to me as I wore it all through the youth teams at Arsenal.

“It has a special place for all attacking or creative players. I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.

“Now I am even more excited about returning to action and honouring the shirt.”



  1. Fuck, I bought a new shirt and got ‘Wilshere 19′ on it…

    Ah well better than ‘Song 17’…

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    • If you bought it from they will replace it for a number 10.

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    • Me to, Bought 19 intending for Jack Wilshere but i´ll take Cazorla, esp as i live in Spain. Had a bloody heart attack when i first heard they changed his number out of bloody players. Oh well, Lucky me

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    • Always thought he should’ve been Song 2 personally…

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    • Wilshere 19… Well you get to shout out two great players with one shirt… Winning?

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    • I dont why would anyone replace the wilshere 19 shirt of this season. It would be like a limited edition shirt with his old number and would sell for tons once he is like 26 years old.

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    • remember what henry said-

      “arsenal need jack back in the dressing room”

      legend said it.sums it up.

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    • I just hope is long term injury and lack of football doesn’t affect his ability.

      I hope he has as bright future as he did before he got injured.

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    • Wilshere has Arsenal DNA, he’ll wear that shirt to bed.

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  2. Was surprised with the “well wishing” part missing from the traitor’s leaving article but guess the Club are as pissed off at the traitor as us fans..

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    • Obviously pissed off having stood by him through an injury blighted career. Still, fuck him.

      Hope they burned any #10 worn by Robin van Purse-ey, and flushed the ashes down a toilet.

      New, freshly minted #10 for King Jack please.

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      • If you want to burn an RvP jersey, buy one of those table cloths with his name on the back and burn that. If you burn a shirt from seasons past, remember that you are burning the Arsenal badge………..

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      • I will cut off the badge then proceed to burn the jersey. Okay?

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      • I have his Holland jersey from the 2008 Euros…. Can I burn that?

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      • The only time to set fire to An Arsenal number jersey is if van Per$ie is wearing it. Make sure to use petrol or similar accellerant so as to ensure quick complete combustion.

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    • I ain’t burning nothing Dylan, certainly not one of my prized Super Jumbo XXXL (US) shirts…

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    • Jack’s pissed as well. Loved that subtle dig at van Persie. “..real legends, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”

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  3. confirmed my suspicion that he (yes he) left on a sour note. I don’t wish him well for his future career though.

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    • Siralex already confirmed that RvP was the one who pushed the move to Man Utd.

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      • Here’s the quote: “If RvP hadn’t come out forcibly to Arsenal to tell them he wanted to go to United, it meant the negotiations were really over.”

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  4. Sweeeeeeeeet.

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    • One song, We only had one song, And now he is gone, But we have FRIMPOnG..

      HE Does to arsenal belong… And he’ll stay here life-long…. So why dont you come along ……..To hear a folk song…..

      RVP and Song….. You both are so wrong…. We’ll show you before long….. We’ll be winning all yearlong !!!

      FRIMPOnG !!!…… He is Soooo strong….. He’s Prong is so Long…… Oh so long !!!

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  5. I had dreamt of a wishere – van persie patnership. But even in my dream they still didn’t go well together. Woke up rvp= cunt explains it!

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  6. Cesc wished him well.

    The cunt.

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    • waitressinthesky

      Yeah eff off Cesc, if you were really a “fan” of Arsenal, you wouldn’t support its biggest traitor yet.

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    • I don’t understand why is Cesc so obsessed with Arsenal. That little prick got us into this mess.

      I can live with the fact that you are not at Arsenal, Cesc! Just stop talking about us and play with your fellow cunts at Cuntelona.

      Also, your best friend Alex Song is going to join you soon. Hope the both of you rot in hell.

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  7. Pods the man to break the curse on number 9!

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    • it will take a gargantuan effort to break that curse, and to be honest i was hoping none of the new boys would take that cursed #9. May the gods of fate protect Podolski on his Arsenal quest.

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    • Here’s to all the curses being broken… the curse of the captain’s arm band, the curse of the number 9… the curse of the number 10? No that’s not a curse, just a stench that’s now been washed out. Oh and the 7 year no trophy curse? Am sorry guys I think I broke a mirror 7 years ago. today… Oops… no worries we good now… I have four rabbits’ feet… Quadruple?

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  8. im really really really really looking forward to having jack back

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  9. Does this mean we can look forward to seeing him play in the CAM position? That is his natural position. That would probably mean Ramsey competing with Arteta for the CM position.

    Wilshere’s like a mini Cazorla if you think about it. Can play as CDM, CM, and CAM, with Cazorla good on the wings as well. Wilshere will be a great understudy to him this season. Bergkamp would be proud.

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    • Wilshere’s no mini Cazorla he’s Wilshere,Ramsey’s going to be Cazorla’s understudy,and Wilshere . Arteta’s.Wilshere like Arteta doesn’t force an attack but waits for the right moment to up the tempo and attack.

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      • Ramsey wont be cazorla’s understudy. Rosicky will. in my eyes we now have 2 teams and ramsey isnt in one of them. i am afraid that as it stands he and a few others fall into the 3rd team category.
        sagna mertesacker vermaelen gibbs
        song arteta
        walcott diaby gervinho

        jenkinson djourou koscielny santos
        diaby wilshire
        chamberlain rosicky arshavin

        yennaris squillaci miquel coquelin
        Frimpong eastmond
        lansbury ramsey eisfeld

        hajrovic boateng angha meade
        ebicilio henderson
        watt aneke gnabry

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      • So is Cazorla in your 5th eleven?

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    • there’s no mini cazorla.

      Cazorla is he miniest(is that even a word?) player we ever had.

      Even minier than arshavin.

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    • waitressinthesky

      Don’t see Ramsey usurping Arteta’s starting spot anytime soon.

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  10. No doubt he’ll turn into another bitter ex-gunner. Either way, he is now completely irrelevant to my life other than as someone to despise

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    • You’re talking about UTD’s new #31… not JW10… surely?

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    • Although these latest rounds of transfer sagas have made it really difficult for me to put any emotional attachement to an individual footballer… They all seem like such hypocrites… I do LOVE young Jack. He just seems to know what it is to be a Gooner. Hopefully he’ll be the Gunner’s Stevie G (although not such a bad haircut) And end his carrer at the club.

      Pull that #10 jersey on boy, get fit, and tear the premiership a new one!

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  11. 50 Shades of Ramsey


    this has actually cheered me up immensely

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  12. It’s been eerily silent about Jack’s fitness status. Not that the rumors are ever right. No news good news?

    The injury-free stretches of Rosicky, Ramsey and the Benedict Arnold (I guess you Brits wouldn’t use that moniker for a turncoat, would you) give me hope that these sagas can come to an end.

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  13. “The Club is pleased to advise that it will replace any 2012/13 replica kit, including ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’, which was purchased from any official Arsenal club outlet or”
    HA I wonder how many ‘Park 9′ shirts will be getting replaced

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  14. If Jack was fit last season, he would have been our best player and not that filthy traitor.
    Can’t wait for him to be back to his best.

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  15. So who hasn’t noticed that podolski has one strong back. I mean looks curved into that arsenal shirt. His big shoulders……..
    What did the topic say again?

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  16. Midfield Corporal

    Very unlike The Arsenal not to wish him well, even Adebayor and nasri got that I think.

    Jw gets No 10, that tells us where Arsene see’s him playing perhaps.

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  17. Oh and according to Graham Hunter, the cunt and his people started winking at United as far back as January. Whilst we were singing his name he was engineering his move away.

    What a FRAUD!

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    • When was that game where Arshavin came on for the Ox and he mouthed “Noooooooo!”? I reckon that’s when he started making flutters at Fergs…

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      • January 22nd 2012 v ManUre – he was probably getting back-scuttled by Demento up his tunnel at half time!

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  18. Miguel…Wenger said today that Wilshire is running and will be in full training within 4 weeks, Rosicky and Sagna too, and Frimpong ahead of schedule in 3 weeks. Feels good to be able to contribute something positive

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  19. South Korean military having a laugh.

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  20. Now i can have my jersey with the favourite number and favourite player’s name on mother earth at the back. CYG!!!

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  22. Wilshere 10 is probably the safest shirt investment in the world… i reckon the buyer will get about 15 outta that bad boy!

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  23. I still prefer to think RVP’s agent goofed and Manure were the only ones who’d actually take him. He made eyes at everyone but got the haggard toothless miserable northern bint to go home with at the end of the evening.

    I actually do wish him well. He was a decent player for us and gave us several memorable moments. He was our top scorrer three out of eight seasons and will retire as one of the best players never to have won a league title. That’s sad. And he will have to watch as Tommy Vermaelen lifts the Premier League Trophy instead of him.

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    • Curses on everybody who plays for manure at the Old Toilet.
      I wish van Persie ill luck, lots of missed opportunities and the bitter taste of defeat during and after EVERY game.

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  24. Robin van Quisling !!!!
    Classic dude, classic ;)

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  25. It’s good to hear from Wilshere. After being silent for so long I was beginning to think the worst.

    I also liked the part ” real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”

    Such a shame that the previous owner of the no10 shirt could have been regarded in the same bracket as DB10 but now he’ll only be remembered as a traitor.

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    • Yeah, it was a brilliant comment from Wilshere. He’s probably as pissed off at RVP as we all are and regards him as a traitor too.

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  26. Tsk… tsk… tsk…. Giving the best present that can be given in one`s Arsenal career to a supremely talented boy at the age of 19 is far from good management mates. Even more so when he`s surrounded by much more experienced footballers who he should be taking and learing from.

    This is not a rant, i`m actually whispering and shaking my head here.

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    • This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve read today and that’s saying something as I read that Arsenal were going to finish 9th by one comment on the BBC football predictions page.

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  27. Safety….how can you wish him well, he’s joined Man U Fucking nited? Even the club wouldnt wish him well

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  28. I seem to remember another player switching from #19 to #10 for his boyhood club after the “star” #10 had just left. That player’s name, is Lionel Messi.

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  29. Jack is the only one who deserves the #10 in my opinion. Wish him a speedy recovery. Can’t wait to see him play.

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  30. “The Club is pleased to advise that it will replace any 2012/13 replica kit, including ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’, which was purchased from any official Arsenal club outlet or……..”

    Bet they haven’t sold many “Park 9″ !

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  31. The Positive Gooner

    Gotta love the detail in Wilshere announcement: I feel proud to wear it now after some REAL Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.

    Just love that detail.

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  32. “I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”


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  33. I can see the team sheet now
    17 8
    m’vila arteta
    14 9 19
    walcott podolski cazorla

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  34. I’ve been waiting for this piece of news for like 3 years which means that I can finally get my first Arsenal jersey at long fucking last.

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    • I don’t want to look at that shit!

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    • I like that picture. Van twatty’s smile looks uncomfortable and fake and fergie looks like a right pathetic old codger in that stupid hat. They deserve eachother and I couldn’t be more pleased that we’re rid of the snake. We hooked a bad apple from the barrel today and became stronger for it. Onwards and upwards folks, can’t wait.

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  35. I guess we can look forward to Podolski being decapitated on a blade of grass now.

    I was looking forward to seeing him play at least one season… :(

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  36. squillaci is king

    Nice one jack :D… now i wonder what frimpong has in store for the traitor.

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  37. RobSchneiderDerp

    I really hope Jack comes back well…all this pressure that is thrown on him by us and England makes me worried. Come on Jacky!

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  38. ha ha ha someone is now demoted to number 31

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  39. “I feel proud to wear it now [No 10 shirt] after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”… Jack Wilshere on being give the number 10 shirt!
    That’s what am fucking talking about! Get in there!! Gota love this lad…he will be massive once he gets back! COYGs!!!

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  40. Podolski 9.



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  41. I see that on the clu website ” The Club is pleased to advise that it will replace any 2012/13 replica kit, including ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’, which was purchased from any official Arsenal club outlet or”

    I pity the fool who ever bought a Park 9 jersey !

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  42. Iv’e never been so depressed on the eve of a new season.

    We’ve just sold our best player and captain to one of our bitterest enemies; our best defensive midfielder is about to go too; and we have a culture and set-up that puts money before success. The mission for Wenger is to finish fourth – everybody knows that we have absolutely no chance of winning the Premier League.

    I just can’t see a future for this club while Wenger, Gazidis and Kroenke remain in control of our club.

    Isn’t it time for a change – like Usmanov?

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    • Why aren’t you supporting Shitteh yet?

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    • I’ve never been so excited on the eve of a season

      We’ve just bought a top German striker, the top scorer in France and the best midfielder in Spain outside of Barca and Madrid. We’ve also shown the door to players who put greed and their egos before the club; and we have a culture that ensures our future when the oil money is not there. The mission for Wenger is to win trophies like every year but only one team can win them, this year it will be us.

      I just can’t see my penis cos i’m so fat.

      Isn’t it time for a chocolate bar – like a kit kat?

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    • Fat Gooner,

      I agree, it’s time for new ownership.

      How many more stars will we lose? Revolving door never stops …

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    • Fatgooner, I hope that when we win the league, you don’t actually celebrate. You’ve got to be the most depressing Arsenal fan I’ve ever seen. Jesus… You make Nicolas Anelka look like the happiest guy in the world.

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    • Sure, Fats. It’s time for a change. Time for you and the hornet to get lost!

      Geez, you would be whining about the club’s ambition if the tea lady left!

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    • FatGooner, why don’t you listen to what the little boy inside you is saying, and go become a Man U fan? Once Song goes, you’re the only remaining negative influence at the club, and you already live in the right place (i.e. not Manchester).

      We’ll listen to any offers over one pie.

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  43. No anger or hard feeling?!? Fuck you Van Persie, cunt.

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  44. “It has a special place for all attacking or creative players. I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”
    “real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”
    A dig at RVP perhaps?

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  45. He runs like a girl,
    He runs like a girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl,
    Robin Van Persie
    He runs like a girl.

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  46. Notice how Jackie Boy says, ‘I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp,’ and refrains from mentioning RVP.


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  47. Thank fuck Cazorla isn’t a pin-up signing. I was worrying that we’d forgotten our history of always having the ugliest squad in the league. After the signing of Giroud, I’m assuming Bouldy put his foot down and threatened to bring in Keown as his assistant.

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    • I wish. Keown is the only sensible pundit around at the moment, who actually comes across as knowing what he’s talking about. He’s be a great ex-player to have on the coaching staff

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  48. @ Gareth Knight, I thought u meant “ROBIN VAN PUSSY”

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  49. Rvp will be wearing the no. 20 for the red devils instead of the temporary 31 in training. Not that we care….

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  50. Now, this is off topic but i just saw on espn “former arsenal STAR Fran Merida urges Alex Song to join Barcelona” Fran Merida! Arsenal Star! WTF??? i never cease to marvel at the extent the media goes to undermine Arenal.

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  51. Walcott retaining 14, what’s going on with his contract? I have invested too much heartache into his football education, watching him run it into touch, to see him swan off for free next summer.

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  52. I would have preferred Wilshere over Podolski for the number 10 shirt as he is Arsenal through and through and is going to be at the club for a long time (will captain it as well). He is English as well, haven’t had a local player wear number 10 for awhile.

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  53. Fuck persie,fuck bartley,fuck song all u money fuckers fuck u too.i bet with my cock that w r on a trophy train,nothin is stoppin us,wenger has done well signin magnificient lads,in persons of carzola,podolski,giroud, sahin,kai!wt more can i say,this time around positions ll be keenly contested for,its trohpy time,a blessed season,sorry u cunty vp,u’ll always live in regrets,sunderland pls do get a basket for ur goals,no mercy!!3-o

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    • Bartley? Who goes from Arsenal to Swansea to get more money? It was pretty apparent that he’d be a 5/6th choice CB used for only emergencies and league cup games down the road. We don’t need him, he was nothing special in his loan spells. Swansea is a great move for him, he’ll get much more opportunities to play, unlike Song if he goes to Barca

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  54. Mercenary whores
    Mercenary whores!
    Nasri, Van Persie
    and Adebayour!

    Arsene Wenger’s magic
    He wears a magic hat
    When Robin tried to rock the boat
    He said “Fuck Off Then You Twat!”

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  55. TGSTEL's amazing First Touch

    Brilliant news. This will replace my RvP shirt :D

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  56. Song a done deal apparently. Announcement soon.

    AFC trying heard to bring Sahin in. Sounds good if they pull it off !

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  57. Dear fatgooner,I am mildly concerned about your welfare but have a solution that will not only help you with your depression but will help many others with theirs-lock yourself in a dark room with NO INTERNET ACCESS.
    Problem solved,cheers.

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  58. Eric Irish gunner

    He said utd breath football what a wanker, I’ve found my perfect match, ye with a load of fellow cunts, hopefully he the main man on the AON adds like micheal owen after he’s fucking injured the horrible dirty judas wankbag, sickining to see that rag on him with purple nose beside him, good riddance you cunt

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  59. On a side note, I hear Podolski wanted the #10 shirt but then stepped aside and said Wilshere was more entitled then he was to wearing it.

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  60. Number 10 is dead. Long live number 10.

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  61. NorthCarolinaGunner

    And this is why I always when buying my Arsenal shirt go with the mainstay…..the man, an Arsenal man….the number never changes.

    Its the number 3. Best wishes Bacs, get back soon buddy we need you asap.

    Rock on Gunners.

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  62. Gooner that needs a picture

    someone please tell me how to get a picture beside my name

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