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Zidane98

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How exactly was Willian allowed to travel? Doesn't appear to be have been approved by Arsenal. Travelling for leisure reasons is pretty much banned right now, has to be questions asked of those operating border control at the airport. They should have known who he was, should have asked for the approval for travel from his club and should have turned him back when it became apparent there was no approval.
 

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Dont know if the quotes yesterday from Messi were accurate but Barca have a fair job to convince him to stay.

Still think thats the most likely but the quotes do seem he's ready for a change.
Theyre better off getting someone else with the sort of money he was reported to have been offered.
 

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I thought the point was apparent that just because something worked even in the recent term it doesn't mean it will automatically work going forwards, and perhaps sometimes change or caution is required. Signing him to a new deal while you're in the middle of your worst form slump in recent times is certainly interesting.
 

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I thought the point was apparent that just because something worked even in the recent term it doesn't mean it will automatically work going forwards, and perhaps sometimes change or caution is required. Signing him to a new deal while you're in the middle of your worst form slump in recent times is certainly interesting.
We're going to learn nothing about Pep in the next two months that we don't already know.
 

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We're going to learn nothing about Pep in the next two months that we don't already know.
You will continue to learn about how he copes with a City with no David Silva and basically no Aguero, you will learn how he copes with having rebuilt the defence for what, a third time? You will learn how he rebuilds and re-designs your midfield. If he fails at these things is it not worth considering that he may not be the man to take you forward?
 

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Would be an extraordinary lack of faith in the most successful manager we've ever had. The next two months wont change anything, even if we continue our start to the season.

Ranieri was replaced by Craig Shakespeare iirc. Maybe they should have shown a bit more patience.
 

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Would be an extraordinary lack of faith in the most successful manager we've ever had. The next two months wont change anything, even if we continue our start to the season.

Ranieri was replaced by Craig Shakespeare iirc. Maybe they should have shown a bit more patience.
Didn't Shakespeare turn their season around and keep them up? He was then moved on for Rodgers. Seems to have worked out ok.
 

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