Arsenal | The Invincible Restoration | A fitting End

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  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    Dean wrote: »
    Damn, losing one final late on is heartbreaking enough, never mind two... definitely takes the shine off the league win a bit but still a good achievement. Looking forward to what next season brings!
    Yeah I get so far in the competition only to fall on the final hurdle in the final few minutes, horrible really, maybe next season
    Totally with you on not being able to do the in depth updates like I want too. I've played ahead into season 3 now and I'm hoping once I get caught up that I can enjoy doing the story part again. Brutal to drop 2 finals like that. Still though, any team in the world would kill for a season like you lads just had.
    Yeah I'm trying to find a way to get all the info out with minimal effort so I'll see what I can do, definitely started to play less now though. I agree with you, the league is an amazing achievement but things have to change and next season there will be big changes!
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
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  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    edited December 2016
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    Goalkeepers
    • 25px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Petr Čech - Rating 85
    • 25px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png David Ospina - Rating 80
    Defenders
    • 25px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Shkodran Mustafi - Rating 87
    • 25px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Alessandro Florenzi - Rating 84
    • 25px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Laurent Koscielny - Rating 83
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Kieran Gibbs - Rating 82
    • 25px-Flag_of_Brazil.svg.png Gabriel Paulista - Rating 82
    • 25px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Alex Grimaldo - Rating 82
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Rob Holding - Rating 80
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Calum Chambers - Rating 77
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Carl Jenkinson - Rating 76
    • 25px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png Krystian Bielik - Rating 66
    Midfielders
    • 25px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Mesut Özil - Rating 89
    • 20px-Flag_of_Switzerland_%28Pantone%29.svg.png Granit Xhaka - Rating 87
    • 25px-Flag_of_Wales_2.svg.png Aaron Ramsey - Rating 86
    • 25px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Dimitri Payet - Rating 84
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Jack Wilshere - Rating 84
    • 25px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Francis Coquelin - Rating 84
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Rating 84
    • 25px-Flag_of_Nigeria.svg.png Alex Iwobi - Rating 83
    • 25px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Santi Cazorla - Rating 82
    • 25px-Flag_of_Costa_Rica_%28state%29.svg.png Joel Campbell - Rating 81
    • 25px-Flag_of_Egypt.svg.png Mohamed Elneny - Rating 78
    • 25px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Jeff Reine-Adélaïde - Rating 70
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Ainsley Maitland-Niles - Rating 70
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Jay Hall - Rating 69
    • 25px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Fabio Arnaiz - Rating 66
    • 25px-Flag_of_Scotland.svg.png Riley Reid - Rating 64
    Forwards
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Harry Kane - Rating 87
    • 25px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.png Alexis Sánchez - Rating 86
    • 22px-Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg.png Cédric Bakambu - Rating 84
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Danny Welbeck - Rating 83
    • 25px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Lucas Pérez - Rating 81
    • 25px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Takuma Asano - Rating 75
    • 25px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Yaya Sanogo - Rating 73
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Chuba Akpom - Rating 71
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Chris Willock - Rating 64
    Loaned Out
    • 25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Gedion Zelalem - Rating 76
    • 25px-Flag_of_England.svg.png Tammy Abraham - Rating 74
    • 25px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Julio Pleguezuelo - Rating 70
    • 25px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png Marco Lucero - Rating 67

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  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    edited December 2016
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    Summer Window

    Transfers in (£0,000,000)

    Transfers out (£0,000,000)

    Loans out
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
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  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    edited December 2016
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    Arsenal smash the transfer record this summer bringing in the best player in world football to North London, Neymar exits Barcelona after six years at the club. The Brazilian cost the Gunners up to £170m after you take in Ozil's £51m value as the German was involved in the swap deal. Neymar is reported to smash the wage structure with the current highest earns (Sanchez and Ozil on £250k/week, Neymar is reported to be getting £320k/week. Arsenal can actually thank former manager Arsene Wenger for this transfer, Arsene always refused to spend big unless it was on the 'right' player and the funds kept on rising over the season to allow them to go big on the worlds best in the future and here we are.

    Arsenal also went big on replacing the ageing Petr Cech with Jan Oblak coming in from Champions League winners Atletico Madrid for £40m with Cech added in the deal. The final player Arsenal bring in is Dutch right back Rick Karsdorp from Feyenoord for £9m with Sanogo involved in the deal.

    Arsenal also sold a few others players, Akpom heads to QPR for £2.5m, and academy graduate Jay Hall completes his move to Barcelona for £2.1m. Three players head out on loan as Reine-Adelaide goes to Chesterfield, Bielik arrives at Sheffield United and Lucero joins MK Dons for season long loans.

    Dennis Bergkamp on Arsenal's summer business:
    We needed big changes I felt after we failed to get the job done in the two finals last season, I wanted the club to make a statement and why not try and get the best player in the world? It took a lot of negotiations but we got him, we had to sell two key players to get the money in that process, Ozil and Sanchez have gone but the way I look at it is this allows Iwobi and Chamberlain to step up and become world class this season.

    Payet has also been sold, I felt he didn't fit in our system in the end, it was a very late transfer last summer and it took a lot of consideration for me to pull the plug on the player, he didn't have the best season. Also it was a big decision to let go of Cech, he's the best in the world over the last year or two, but I had to think of the future and Oblak will be here for many years he's already world class. Finally Karsdorp will be our back up right-back for the season, I know a lot of about him he's fast and powerful, he will put massive pressure on Florenzi for that starting spot.

    Top 10 Biggest transfers from around the world
    1. Eden Hazard exits Chelsea as Barcelona replace Neymar with the £71m rated Belgian
    2. Dele Alli makes a shock move making his £41m switch from Spurs to Liverpool
    3. Real Madrid splash the cash on PSG winger Lucas for £39.5m
    4. Champions of Europe Atletico Madrid lure Sanabria from Real Betis for £35m
    5. Spurs were quick to replace Dele Alli with Bayern's Renato Sanches for £31m
    6. Atletico Madrid sell Vietto to Tottenham after agreeing a £31m deal
    7. Juventus go big on a right-back with Cancelo exiting Valencia for £29m
    8. Everton persuade Spurs forward Janssen to make the £27m switch to Merseyside
    9. Bayern may have lost Sanches but they get Dier from Tottenham for £21m
    10. Van Dijk leaves recently promoted Southampton to Crystal Palace for £20m
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    • Atletico Madrid replace Oblak late with £66m mega deal for Leverkusen's Leno
    • Chelsea splash the cash on PSG forward Jese after agreeing £40.5m fee
    • Lazio lose star player Felipe Anderson to Bayern Munich for a fee of £30.5m
    • Real Madrid capture M'gladbach player of the year Vestergaard for £23m
    • Kondogbia completes 'dream move' to PSG from Inter in 19.5m deal
    • Stoke City find a gem in Sporting Lisbon £12.5m winger Daniel Podence
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  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    edited December 2016
    Current first team
    Oblak 90
    Florenzi 84 - Mustafi 87 - Holding 80 - Grimaldo 82
    Ramsey 86 - Xhaka 87
    Chamberlain 84 - Iwobi 83 - Neymar 95
    Kane 87
    Current second team
    Ospina 80
    Karsdorp 79 - Gabriel 82 - Koscielny 83 - Gibbs 82
    Coquelin 84 - Zelalem 76
    Campbell 81 - Wilshere 84 - Welbeck 83
    Bakambu 84

    Players taken:
    Oblak, Florenzi, Ramsey, Chamberlain, Iwobi, Neymar, Kane

    Big players remaining:
    Mustafi, Xhaka, Grimaldo, Holding, Bakambu, Welbeck, Wilshere
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  • ale85bg
    3558 posts National Call-Up
    O'Ney... What a deal! :sunglasses:
    Not only you signed the best player in the world, but you also managed to weaken an opponent as Barcelona bought Hazard to replace Neymar!

    On a different note, should sponsoring go on, I'd retain Ramsey if possible.
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    edited December 2016
    ale85bg wrote: »
    O'Ney... What a deal! :sunglasses:
    Not only you signed the best player in the world, but you also managed to weaken an opponent as Barcelona bought Hazard to replace Neymar!

    On a different note, should sponsoring go on, I'd retain Ramsey if possible.

    Yeah I noticed that, lots going on with Spurs in the window too, Manchester clubs were quiet this window, Neymar is a massive statement for us hopefully he can make the difference in the big games.

    Also I decided not to do sponsoring earlier but having thought about it I will do it but in a different way, before I used to calculate it all after the game this time I will base it off the stats shown at the end of the season like this:
    • Appearances - 2 points each
    • Goals - 6 defender, 5 midfielder, 4 striker
    • Assist - 3 points each
    • Clean Sheets - 4 defender, 2 defensive midfielder, 1 midfielder
    • Yellow Card - -1 point each
    • Red Card - -3 points each
    • Average Rating - Exact number adds on to total so 72 would be 72 points

    So player sponsoring will continue my next update will be in 5 days with all the first half of the season results so sponsoring deadline will be Thursday ! Ramsey is yours :)
  • JamieC
    793 posts Semi-Pro
    edited December 2016
    I'll keep Florenzi :smiley:
  • Greenman019
    2745 posts Fans' Favourite
    Not a bad trade for Tottenham, some big transfers in general. But ye, Neymar was the biggest. Huge statement. Think you set the bar pretty high last season as it is so even with the new faces, will be a massive challenge to top it.

    I'll take Oblak for sponsoring if he's available.
  • If he's not already taken can I take Neymar?
  • Guzman
    956 posts Semi-Pro
    Ill take Kane!
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    JamieC wrote: »
    I'll keep Florenzi :smiley:
    Sure
    Dan82 wrote: »
    If he's not already taken can I take Neymar?
    He's not taken, Neymar is yours!
    Guzman wrote: »
    Ill take Kane!
    Kane is yours
    Not a bad trade for Tottenham, some big transfers in general. But ye, Neymar was the biggest. Huge statement. Think you set the bar pretty high last season as it is so even with the new faces, will be a massive challenge to top it.
    I'll take Oblak for sponsoring if he's available.
    A lot of attacking players were sold (Sanchez/Ozil/Payet/Perez) and only one attacking player brought in (Neymar) going to be a big season for Chamberlain/Iwobi to step up to the plate I'm risking a lot with that, to better last season I have to win the UCL imo, and Oblak is yours!
  • Wyojasond
    10770 posts Has That Special Something
    Whoa!! Neymar is always a blast to play with, so should be fun to follow. Can barely recognize that team anymore :D
  • Dean
    840 posts Semi-Pro
    Squad looks very strong now, I'll take Chamberlain.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited December 2016
    If Ramsey is still available, I'll choose him. Some interesting transfers occurred during the off season by the way.
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    edited December 2016
    Thanks guys, I've tried to keep it as realistic as possible apart from the Neymar thing, 5 of my starting 11 are new signing and 7 out of my 22 top players are new signings so it's not too bad
    Virtual_K wrote: »
    If Ramsey is still available, I'll choose him. Some interesting transfers occurred during the off season by the way.
    Ramsey is taken there is still a few good ones, Iwobi playing the playmaker role, Xhaka playing defensive midfield, Mustafi and Holding at centre back or Grimaldo at left back also Bakambu and Wilshere coming off the bench

    I'd say Iwobi is your best bet, he's won best young player of the year both times and given more game time he will score loads of points, this is there year he becomes world class (I hope)
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    Iwobi it is. Thanks for getting back quickly. I read the posts, but I must have overlooked where Ramsey was taken.
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    Virtual_K wrote: »
    Iwobi it is. Thanks for getting back quickly. I read the posts, but I must have overlooked where Ramsey was taken.
    No problem, sorry for the big delay guys I was supposed to update this on Friday but it's coming today which means the table/end of year update will be a shorter wait with that coming on Wednesday in 2 days time, get ready to see the first half of the season results!
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    edited December 2016
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    August Results
    0-1 Manchester United v Arsenal (Community Shield)
    Kane (3)
    6-1 Arsenal v Manchester City
    Kane (4, 53), Iwobi (27), Ramsey (83, 90), Bakambu (87) / Sterling (34)
    1-1 Chelsea v Arsenal
    Arnautovic (39) / Kane (21)
    2-1 Arsenal v Leyton Orient (EFL Cup Round 2)
    Abraham (45), Ramsey (75) / Simpson (65)
    September Results
    2-0 Arsenal v Crystal Palace
    Xhaka (19), Ramsey (33)
    1-2 Burnley v Arsenal
    Gray (89) / Kane (53, 82)
    0-0 Arsenal v Roma (Champions League Fixture #1)
    2-0 Arsenal v Swansea City
    Xhaka (21), Ramsey (71)
    2-0 Arsenal v Bury (EFL Cup Round 3)
    Bakambu (55, 86)
    0-1 West Brom v Arsenal
    Iwobi (7)
    October Results
    0-1 Club Brugge v Arsenal (Champions League Fixture #2)
    Welbeck (16)
    4-1 Arsenal v Southampton
    Chamberlain (5), Kane (12, 54), Campbell (73) / Johannsson (36)
    1-3 Manchester United v Arsenal
    Rooney (86) / Iwobi (37, 76), Kane (82)
    3-0 Arsenal v Dortmund (Champions League Fixture #3)
    Ramsey (9), Welbeck (19), Wilshere (78)
    2-0 Arsenal v Leicester City
    Iwobi (12), Chamberlain (45)
    0-2 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal (EFL Cup Round 4)
    Cazorla (76), Campbell (81)
    November Results
    0-1 Liverpool v Arsenal
    Chamberlain (59)
    2-2 Roma v Arsenal (Champions League Fixture #4)
    Paredes (45), Doumbia (59) / Neymar (33), Bakambu (90)
    1-0 Arsenal v Sunderland
    Iwobi (55)
    0-2 Brighton v Arsenal
    Iwobi (9), Chamberlain (17)
    1-4 Dortmund v Arsenal (Champions League Fixture #5)
    Al Soma (42) / Welbeck (33, 60), Cazorla (86, 90)
    December Results
    4-1 Arsenal v Norwich City
    Xhaka (18), Chamberlain (37), Iwobi (58), Kane (61) / Oliveira (58)
    3-0 Arsenal v Swansea City (EFL Cup Quarter-Finals)
    Chambers (13), Cazorla (81), Bakambu (90)
    0-1 Middlesbrough v Arsenal
    Bakambu (55)
    4-2 Arsenal v Club Brugge (Champions League Fixture #6)
    Bakambu (51, 58, 76, 86) / Pina (37), Refaelov (78)
    3-0 Arsenal v Tottenham
    Xhaka (11), Kane (51), Iwobi (55)
    2-0 Arsenal v Hull City
    Chamberlain (33), Kane (86)
    2-1 West Ham v Arsenal
    Ayew (65), Calleri (88) / Chamberlain (8)
    2-1 Arsenal v Everton
    Bakambu (10), Abraham (90) / Janssen (89)
    Home - PL16, W15, D1, L0
    Away - PL13, W11, D1, L1
    Total - PL29, W26, D2, L1
    Premier League 88.8% Win ratio
    Overall 89.6% Win ratio

    Arsenal Major Injury Report
    • Florenzi missed 3 months after pre-season (Returned end of October)
    • Neymar missed 2 months after the first PL game (Returned mid October)
    • Ramsey will miss 3 months after the Liverpool victory (Expected return end of January)
    • Neymar will miss another 3 months after the Spurs win (Expected return mid March)
    • Wilshere will miss 2 months after the Spurs win (Expected return mid February)

    Arsenal Team Stats (All Competitions)

    Top 6 Goalscorers
    1. Harry Kane 11
    2. Cedric Bakambu 11
    3. Alex Iwobi 9
    4. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7
    5. Aaron Ramsey 6
    6. Granit Xhaka, Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla 4
    Top 6 Assists
    1. Harry Kane 10
    2. Alex Iwobi 6
    3. Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Cedric Bakambu, Takuma Asano, Aaron Ramsey 4
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
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  • Greenman019
    2745 posts Fans' Favourite
    Demolished Man City 6-1? Wow. Hell of a start to the new season ^^ And losing just that one game to West Ham, crazy form. Wonder if you'll go the season unbeaten at home.

    I'm guessing you're top, will be interesting to see the table on Wednesday. And look, i'm not doing rubbish on the player sponsoring :D
  • Guzman
    956 posts Semi-Pro
    Wow Neymar seems to be made of glass unlucky, other than that great season
  • JoshDFC
    2006 posts Fans' Favourite
    Going strong so far this season unlucky with that loss just before the half way mark in the season should get even better when you can keep Neymar fit
  • ale85bg
    3558 posts National Call-Up
    Wow, you're steamrolling once again! :smiley:
    Sorry to hear about the recurring injuries to Neymar... And I hope Ramsey gets back soon: I need those sponsoring points, come on!
  • Wyojasond
    10770 posts Has That Special Something
    Neymar just a broken man lately. Kane absolutely killing it though!
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    Some great results in league play. Roma has proved to be a tough CL opponent. Neymar will be Nomore if he doesn't get healthy. :D Iwobi is turning out to all right, glad I did the research and picked him. :p
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    Demolished Man City 6-1? Wow. Hell of a start to the new season ^^ And losing just that one game to West Ham, crazy form. Wonder if you'll go the season unbeaten at home.
    I'm guessing you're top, will be interesting to see the table on Wednesday. And look, i'm not doing rubbish on the player sponsoring :D
    Yeah the fact we have won 16/18 PL games means we are top by quite some bit, can other teams keep up with me the whole season though? Oblak has been just as good as Cech if not better in some cases, good pick!
    Guzman wrote: »
    Wow Neymar seems to be made of glass unlucky, other than that great season
    I know I spent so much on him and he's hardly playing, Welbeck has done a job in his place though
    JoshDFC wrote: »
    Going strong so far this season unlucky with that loss just before the half way mark in the season should get even better when you can keep Neymar fit
    Yeah that's what I'm thinking, he'll return for the last 10 games or so and play a big part in our Champions League games if he doesn't get injured again!
  • Ashy
    9230 posts League Winner
    ale85bg wrote: »
    Wow, you're steamrolling once again! :smiley:
    Sorry to hear about the recurring injuries to Neymar... And I hope Ramsey gets back soon: I need those sponsoring points, come on!
    Ramsey had such a good start to the season as well, scoring lots of goals from the centre midfield position
    Neymar just a broken man lately. Kane absolutely killing it though!
    He is :( Kane is one of the best number 9's in the world right now, thank god I have a reliable striker, but it's Iwobi that is becoming world class this season, contributing a lot in the playmaker role and he's already up 3 overall ratings to 86!
    Virtual_K wrote: »
    Some great results in league play. Roma has proved to be a tough CL opponent. Neymar will be Nomore if he doesn't get healthy. :D Iwobi is turning out to all right, glad I did the research and picked him. :p
    Roma always cause me problems, I think they knocked me out of the CL back in the first season group stage, Iwobi is continuing to impress he might win the sponsoring for you this season!
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