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  1. Hi there, I'm managing Arsenal in FM21 and have an issue where some custom fantasy kits I've installed doesn't work. I've downloaded the kits for all Premier League teams and it is working for all of them except Arsenal. I have edited the kits using the in-game editor (e.g. changing our away kit from yellow to white) and assume that is the issue. I've tried checking and unchecking the "Allow licensed kits" option which worked once, briefly, but everytime I check it the option seems to become unchecked immediately. I am about to start the 2022/23 season; I had previously changed our kits in-game to the 2021/22 colours and had no problems, however now I'm unable to get the custom kits I've installed to load. I've tried restarting the game, changing skins, reloading the skin numerous times, and moving the files around in the graphics folder. No luck. I imagine it must be related to me changing the in-game kits because when I load back to a back-up save, before I edited the colours, the issue is not present and my custom kits load fine.
  2. As mentioned above, we finished runners-up to Liverpool in 2022/23 and are seeking to improve on our 88-point total last season. These are the moves I've made in the off-season: The biggest deal of the summer saw Houssem Aouar move to Juventus for a record fee, which I had long expected after speculation mounting about his future all season. PSG had been publicly courting him all year but never made a bid, but Juventus came in with a bid I was able to negotiate up slightly. Aouar is a quality player with insane stats, but I felt that it wasn't worth fighting to keep him as he had never really shone as our main man and felt he was expendable with Dani Olmo arriving last summer and a developing Emile Smith Rowe returning on loan after a good season from Valencia. We also made a £50m profit on what we paid for him in 2020, so it's hard to be too upset about his departure. Odsonne Edouard was not someone I had originally intended on selling but after a poor end to the campaign and Eddie Nketiah returning on loan as well, I was happy to entertain bids and felt the £56m we got from Lazio was a good deal. I'll go into the new season with Calvert-Lewin and Nketiah as my two main striking options, although the acquisition of Richarlison was made in big part due to his versatility as a striker and left forward (a position Aouar often played). We also received a great bid from Milan for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who I told I would sell after he became unhappy with a lack of playtime last year. He's never managed to move ahead of Hector Bellerin in the pecking order and even though I'm always loathe to sell a home-grown talent, I felt he was expendable. Nordi Mukiele has been brought in as a capable squad player in the defence, although I did have to agree to play him primarily as a centre-back to get him to join. William Saliba can play at right-back so may deputise there if Bellerin gets injured or needs a rest. My biggest signing of the summer was Andre Onana, arriving from Ajax. Bernd Leno remains a good goalkeeper but he was poor towards the end of the season and at 31 I felt we needed to start looking for a new goalkeeper. Onana was the last world class goalkeeper available for an expensive-but-not-unreasonable fee, so I decided to pull the trigger and bring him in. His arrival and Leno's demotion to back-up meant I was able to move on David Raya who served as a capable backup for 2.5 years. Finally, I ended up selling Aster Vranckx to cash-rich Hertha Berlin after they came in for him—he spend last season on loan at Bournemouth and would likely have gone out on loan again with Aaron Ramsey coming in for one season, but I couldn't deny the sort of money Hertha were willing to pay. We've plenty of great central midfield options in our youth teams so I'm not too worried about this sale feeling premature in hindsight. Our squad for the 2023/24 season now looks like this: Goalkeepers 1. Bernd LENO 23. Andre ONANA 33. Bailey PEACOCK-FARRELL Defenders 2. Hector BELLERIN 3. Kieran TIERNEY 4. William SALIBA 6. GABRIEL 12. Andrea PAPETTI 20. Marc CUCURELLA 22. Nordi MUKIELE 25. Clement LENGLET Midfielders 5. Thomas PARTEY 8. Sandro TONALI 10. Emile SMITH ROWE 11. Dani OLMO 16. Aaron RAMSEY 17. Ebe EZE 18. Eduardo CAMAVINGA 21. Yunus MUSAH Forwards 7. Bukayo SAKA 9. RICHARLISON 14. Eddie NKETIAH 15. Gabriel MARTINELLI 19. Nicolas PEPE 24. Reiss NELSON 29. Dominic CALVERT-LEWIN
  3. Didn't happen for me, unfortunately. We dropped more points at home to Brighton and Aston Villa, meaning we went to Anfield on the last day with nothing to play for. Finished the season in 2nd place on 88 points, 7 behind Liverpool on 95. A disappointing end to the season and my first without silverware, but undoubtedly there's been progress. We've finished 4th (79 pts), 3rd (81 pts) and 2nd (88 pts), so it's clear to see we're improving. Liverpool won the league in each season with 90, 98, and 95 points, so overthrowing them is a daunting task.
  4. Just experienced three of the most traumatic results I've ever had in Football Manager back-to-back-to-back. This game really tests you sometimes. Missed a penalty, had a goal ruled out, scored a penalty, have a man sent off and concede two late goals to lose the game. We battered Palace but decided this was the moment to end our fantastic 13-game winning streak. After securing a fantastic 1-0 victory in the Camp Nou, we dominated them at the Emirates from start to finish. They basically had three highlights, three chances of note, and three goals from an xG of 0.64. Bernd Leno, who has been mostly great for me, decides to choose the most important part of the season to have his worst run in goal for me. Finally, some respite—a home game against an 18th-placed Southampton side who've lost 9 on the bounce and just sacked their manager. We go behind, but comeback to lead 2-1 after they have a man sent off in the 16th minute. We then conspire to concede a header from a free-kick and can't score again despite battering the Saints goal. Leno again atrocious. We've ceded control of the title race to Liverpool who have been in incredible form, and it's going to be tough to catch them. We've still to play United and Chelsea at home, before travelling to Anfield on the final day. Might be the worst I've ever felt playing this game.
  5. I'm currently in March 2023 and we're locked into a close title race with Liverpool, who have been insanely good in my save. They won the league in both 2020/21 and 2021/22, and in the latter season they notched 98 points. In our first two seasons we finished 4th (79 points) and 3rd (81 points), so there is progress. We should finish second at a minimum this season and with a higher points total, but I'm of course hoping for far greater: Our two defeats came away from home against Manchester City on the opening day of the season, and against Chelsea in January. Since that defeat we've won 10 games on the bounce including notable victories against City (3-0), Wolves (9-0) and Spurs (5-0), all at home. In our home game against Liverpool we took a 1-0 lead late in the game before Lautaro Martinez equalised for them in the final minutes. Unfortunately for me, Liverpool are on a 20-game undefeated streak and it's going to take a seriously strong effort from this team to beat them come May—we'll likely need to better the 90 points the Invincibles recorded in 2003/04, our record total. Our final game of the season? Liverpool at Anfield. I hope we go into that game with the league still on the line, although my nerves will be shredded. In Europe, we were drawn with Bayern, Ajax and Standard Liege, and started poorly with a 2-0 defeat in Amsterdam. We recovered well though and won our five remaining games without conceding. The highlight was a 2-0 win in Munich although by that point we had secured qualification as Bayern had previously drawn with Standard, and a last minute goal from Yunus Musah sealed a 1-0 win over Ajax to qualify with a game to spare. Our second win against Bayern meant that we topped the group, although that didn't really do us any favours as we drew PSG in the first knockout round. We secured a commendable 1-1 draw in Paris and have the return leg coming up next after we travel to Spurs in my next game: I'm not too fussed if we don't progress in Europe as the league in my priority, although getting past PSG would be a major achievement for the club. Last season we beat Benfica in the RO16 before being knocked out by Juventus in the quarter-finals, who went on to lose the final to Liverpool. It's worth pointing out that along with their two league titles in 2020/21 and 2021/22, Liverpool also won the Champions League. Incredible stuff really. We remain in the FA Cup too, with a tie against West Ham awaiting us in the quarter-finals. Both Manchester clubs are still in the competition and have favourable draws, so we'll likely have to conquer one or both of them if we progress to the semi-finals. I was able to win the Carabao Cup in both of the past two seasons, against Burnley and Manchester City in the respective finals, although this season Burnley got their revenge and beat us on penalties to knock us out early. We beat Burnley comfortably 3-0 in the final back in 2020/21 and we beat Manchester City on penalties last season in an amazing 3-3 draw. My crowning achievement thus far was winning the Europa League in our first season, again on penalties and against Villarreal. They had two opportunities to seal victory but Bernd Leno dug us out of a hole to help us win our first major European title since 1994. Our squad looks very different from the one I inherited: (I've cut off the goalkeepers—Leno is here and our number one, with David Raya our backup. Bailey Peacock-Farrell is our emergency back-up). I've a young squad but a very good one. In the defence, Bellerin and Tierney have performed brilliantly for almost three seasons now, and Papetti came in from Brescia and has immediately settled and become a star performer in our defence alongside Lenglet, who was signed from Barcelona after a transfer-listing. We had Andreas Christensen at the club for 18 months but I moved him onto Real Madrid for a big profit last summer to make room for Papetti. His low aggression was similar to Lenglet's and I didn't want two centre-backs of that ilk starting for me. In midfield we've totally transformed, with Camavinga, Tonali, Musah, Aouar and Olmo all joining the club. They've all done well to varying extents. I anticipate Musah being the long-term successor to Partey, and he has already become a better player than him, whereas I imagine selling on Aouar this summer. He's a great player but has never truly set the world alight despite his incredible stats, and brought in Olmo last summer as he is too good a player to pass up. PSG have been sniffing around Aouar for months so I hope to cash in on him at the end of the season and reintroducing Emile Smith Rowe back into the fold, who is currently on loan at Valencia. Nicolas Pepe has been my best player since the start of the save and I hope to keep him around, whereas both Nelson and Saka have become very competent inverted wingers who chip in with plenty of goals and assists each season. Ebere Eze signed in the summer of 2021 and had a very good first season, leading the Premier League's assist charts, but his progress this season has been hampered by injuries and the arrival of Olmo. Odsonne Edouard signed for us in January 2021 and has been great, although he's played less this season due to Dominic Calvert-Lewin's arrival, who has been fantastic after Everton sold him to me on the cheap. Aubameyang has become something of a peripheral figure this season in the final year of his contract, and will leave in the summer. Eddie Nketiah, who has played for us in spurts but is currently out on loan at Hertha Berlin, will join the first-team squad in the summer and compete with our other two strikers into the new season—hopefully with us as champions... I've got some great regens lined up for a transfer, who I'm very excited about. There's also 2-3 players at the club who came through the academy who I think will have great careers here. I'll try and share some of them in another update soon.
  6. Go to your schedule, and then at the bottom of the page you'll see the Responsibilities tab. You can click that and you'll then see an option that mentions backroom staff arranging friendlies for the first team. Uncheck this box and then only you will be able to arrange friendly games.
  7. NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE November has been and gone and, for the most part, it's been a great month. A disappointing 0-0 draw away at Fulham, where we couldn't hit a barn door with a banjo, was followed up by two convincing home victories against Manchester City and Everton. We secured a dramatic victory against 20th-placed West Brom to prevent us going three away games in the league without a win, and qualification from the Europa League was secured with back-to-back victories over FC Midtjylland of Denmark. There's been plenty else to talk about too. Not much happened in the Fulham game, with us consistently failing to convert chances we created. In the end we were somewhat fortunate to get a point, as Mitrovic had a golden chance in the final minutes to give the home side the win but his header hit the bar and bounced over. Before we travelled to Denmark, some bad news—Alexandre Lacazette, who has had a decent start to the season despite not starting often, picked up a hip injury that rules him out of action for a couple of months. It's not a devastating blow as I've mainly relied on a front three of Aubameyang, Saka and Pepe thus far, but it does mean that I'm more likely to call upon Eddie Nketiah between now and January. The game itself was rather poor, and it looked like we may fail to win in Europe for the first time as the opposition took a lead in the first half from a headed goal from a set-piece. Our heavily rotated team was not firing on all cylinders. However, we pulled a goal back in the second half as Ainsley Maitland-Niles' thunderous strike rebounded off the frame of the goal and went in off the goalkeeper's arse. In the end, it was the star of the season so far, Nicolas Pepe, who saved the day: The following game was our biggest test of the season so far, as we hosted Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. It was a nervy game where both sides enjoyed spells of possession, but we mostly defended well and I felt confident we'd put City to bed if the chances came. We opened the scoring through Houssem Aouar, who is becoming increasingly more influential as he settles into life in England. His header from a deep free-kick was not how I expected him to score but it was what we needed to find the breakthrough. After that, we managed to hold City at arm's length and wrapped things up with a second goal in the 86th minute. Eddie Nketiah, making his first Premier League appearance of the season off the bench with Lacazette out injured, burst through the centre of Manchester City's defence and latched onto a great ball from Thomas Partey to seal the win for us. It was a great moment for the young striker and for the team it was a superb confidence boost to beat a team with title ambitions. Nketiah isn't someone I expected to make much of an impact this season but I hope to give him more minutes if he continues to make runs and finish like this: Buoyed by this victory, our following game saw us run out comfortable victors over Everton as we put them to the sword to win by four goals to nil. Our 23 shots to their 3 reflected our confident performance, with David Luiz's first goal of the season being followed with goals from high performers Pepe, Saka and Aouar. At home we seem unbeatable at the moment, and that win was followed by a relatively routine 3-0 win against our Danish friends in the Europa League. We didn't make the breakthrough until a run from Joe Willock resulted in a penalty, converted by Willian, in the 58th minute. Nketiah managed to get himself two more goals in the ten minute period that followed and we cruised to victory from then. Everything seemed to be going well—almost too well—and the end of November threw up a couple of challenges. First, Sead Kolasinac came to me insisting he was deserved of a new contract, and wasn't placated at all when I informed him no new deal was forthcoming. The Bosnian full-back has done well in Europe against lesser opposition and serves as a fine back-up option to Kieran Tierney, but I planned to likely sell him for a younger, cheaper option next summer, and certainly didn't want to offer him improved terms when he already earns £100k p/w. This resulted in both Granit Xhaka and (somewhat bizarrely) Gabriel Martinelli coming to me in support of their teammate. I had planned to phase out Xhaka next summer as well, but he's been a regular starter so far this year, and his complaints may quicken his departure from the club. Martinelli, who has been injured and not played for me yet, will be given some more time and patience to get over the issue. Our final game of the month came against West Brom, the worst team in the league so far. We took an early lead through Pepe, but gifted them an equalizer after Gabriel's poor back pass to Bernd Leno allowed the Baggies to draw level. We have struggled on the road against lesser sides, with points dropped at both Craven Cottage and St James' Park, and it looked like it would happen again after we struggled to exert our influence over our weaker opposition. Disaster then struck when Pepe, our player of the season, went off injured, and left us trying to find a victory with ten men on the pitch after all my substitutions had been used. In the end, however, we stole a victory after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got onto the end of a suicidal pass from a West Brom defender and poked the ball home in extra time. It was an important goal for our captain, who has been unimpressive at times this season and somewhat overshadowed by the likes of Pepe and Saka. As a side note, Jack Wilshere came off the bench to make his first appearance for the club since 2018, after numerous games for the U23s allowed him to regain a better level of fitness. We ground out a win, but there was bad news for Pepe: This really was about the worst news we could have gotten, as Pepe has been our best player and arguably the best player in the league this season. He has 7 goals and 5 assists in 10 Premier League alone, and 11 in all competitions, and I worry what impact his absence will have on the team as we approach the busy Christmas period. I'm going to be relying on Willian to step up and will certainly offer more chances to Nketiah and Reiss Nelson, the latter of whom has particularly impressed in the Europa League this season. Nonetheless, after 10 games this season we sit atop of the Premier League, a point clear of Manchester United and three ahead of reigning champions Liverpool: Our start has been great but I remain wary of the fact we have yet to face Liverpool, United or Chelsea in any capacity, and our only match against any side in the top nine teams in the league was at home against Manchester City. Our away form has been a bit shakier and we've only played four games on the road thus far. We travel to overperforming Sheffield United next, before two home games against Leeds and Brighton. The year will end with much trickier opposition, with a trip to Anfield in the Carabao Cup quarter-final being followed with a trip to lowly Tottenham—now out of the relegation zone, barely—and a home game against Chelsea to close out the year.
  8. OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE After a perfect start to the season where we won the Community Shield and won all three of our opening Premier League fixtures, we continued our scintillating form into October with a 6-0 mauling of Southampton at Emirates Stadium. Bukayo Saka was incredible form, notching a hat-trick to make it four goals and three assists in four games for the 19-year-old starlet. I hadn't managed to get much of him in a previous save, so seeing him start the season on fire has been particularly pleasing. Aubameyang also got on the scoresheet that day, as did both Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, who have started their playing career in North London really well. For Saka, the goal that rounded off his hat-trick was the best of the lot—a composed left-foot finish into the top corner of the net: Our next game, away at Newcastle, brought us crashing back down to the ground a bit. We found ourselves 2-0 down within 7 minutes, as Callum Wilson and Federico Fernandez both scored headed goals in the game's early moments to remind us that we're far from the finished article yet. However, despite that setback, we battered Newcastle for the rest of the game, and eventually found a way back into the game through Nicolas Pepe, who scored his 6th goal of the season after receiving a sublime pass from Houssem Aouar. The Frenchman had gotten off the mark against Southampton and was really taking the game by the scruff of the neck as we needed a comeback. The Aouar-Pepe partnership nearly paid dividends again after another sublime pass found the Ivorian in the start of the second half, but he was marginally offside and the goal was ruled out. We huffed and puffed but an inspired performance from Dubravka in the Magpies' net looked like it would pay off, all until Willian stepped up to score a stunning free-kick in the final moments of the game. The experienced Brazilian has been really good so far, and is only really out of the side due to the incredible form of Pepe and Saka. This was his most telling contribution yet. Two points dropped, but when you're 2-0 down and away from home, you'll take a point when you can get it. We followed that result with a convincing 3-0 win over Real Sociedad at home, putting to bed the other decent team in our group with relative ease. It was a good day for Alexandre Lacazette, with a clever near post finish and a converted penalty netting him a brace, whilst Reiss Nelson showcased his quality with a clever finish into the bottom corner. However, the game ended on a sour note, with Dani Ceballos being forced to come off in the dying embers of the game, with the injury in question being a damaged achilles tendon: Ceballos wasn't a starter for us after the arrivals of Partey and Aouar, but was a useful rotation option. The seriousness of his injury, along with the childish reaction his gave when I tried to reassure him about his injury, has me thinking I may terminate his loan earlier than expected when January rolls around. After the victory against the club from San Sebastian, we again hit six in the Premier League, with West Ham the unluckly recipients this time. Pepe and Aouar gave us a commanding 2-0 lead early on, before West Ham pulled one back through a headed goal from a free-kick. I was thinking we may have let the Hammers back into the game, but a freak own goal from former Gunner Lukasz Fabianski in the 35th minute resulted in our two-goal lead being restored and any nerves we had dissipating. The game was rounded off by goals from Willian, Saka, and an Aubameyang penalty, and we peppered the West Ham net with 28 shots. Of all the goals, though, it was Aouar's fine strike that deserved a second look: This leaves us looking great in the league table, especially with out goal difference being so strong. I don't think it'll hold but it's great to see us show a ruthlessness and desire to score consistently. We also remain the only undefeated side in the league, and Spurs remain rooted in the relegation zone: We finished off the month with a routine 3-0 victory away from home against Croatian outfit NK Lokomotiva, with Nelson, Holding and Willian hitting the back of the net in the second half. After rotating heavily, we struggled in the opening 45 minutes, but Reiss Nelson again impressed with his third goal of the season coming via a brilliantly hit strike from the edge of the box with his left foot. With October drawing to a close, we again had a player pick up Player of the Month—Thomas Partey's goal and three assists, along with his average rating of 8.07, earning him that honour. Saka came second in the Young Player category, with his four goals in October not proving enough to beat Mason Greenwood. November looks a little trickier, with an away trip to Fulham being followed by home games against Manchester City and Everton, where we'll really need to prove our quality. We will face FC Midtjylland twice in the Europa League during November. Finally, before I wrap this up, one final, unexpected piece of business was done... After dismissing the idea in the summer, I have decided to bring in former wonderkid Jack Wilshere on a short-term contract until the end of the season. The injury to Ceballos, as well as a torn groin muscle suffered by Emile Smith Rowe, meant I was lacking options in central midfield during a busy period for the club. With Aouar, Partey and Xhaka forming my midfield three in the Premier League, the injuries to Ceballos and Smith Rowe leave me with only Joe Willock and Mohamed Elneny as central midfield options, the latter of whom is due to head to China in January. Ainsley Maitland-Niles can play in the midfield but I'd prefer to use him as a right back as cover for Bellerin. I expect Wilshere to play a small handful of games, serving as a body if nothing else. With his own injury problems I hope he is at least able to notch up 10 or so appearances, and I have included a one-year contract extension option for the club to take up if he does better than expected. As a homegrown player he could be registered immediately and his time as a free agent meant he was amiable to a relatively low base salary, which the club can more than afford between now and the summer of 2021.
  9. I record the goal/ clip via Monosnap, with GIF as the video format, and then save the file to my computer. I then upload it via GFYCat and add the URL into my post as "Other Media".
  10. I've stuck with a 4-3-3 thus far and it's served me well: Plan is to phase out Xhaka and either sign a deep-lying playmaker to replace him, or push Partey back so I can add more attacking prowess to the midfield.
  11. I've just started a new save with my beloved Arsenal and am hoping to bed in for the long term. I'm excited to build the squad over the course of a few seasons and make the most of the young talent currently at the Emirates. The first thing I did was totally revamp the staff at the club, with a refresh needed in a lacklustre coaching department and an almost non-existent medical team. The scouting department has also seen a heavy restructure, with my aim being to have my guys scouting fresh talent across the globe as the seasons roll on. The key appointments include Ralf Rangnick as Director of Football, reducing Edu to an empty suit in his Technical Director role, and the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Andrea Barzagli, and Warren Joyce coming in to improve the coaching team. I've taken personal control of my scouts' assignments to ensure we're reaching as far wide as possible with our scouting network. --- In terms of players, I'm pleased with the small amount of business done thus far: IN Houssem AOUAR—The man we couldn't quite sign in real life joins from Lyon in a £31m deal to add so much needed creativity in the middle of the park. I hope to bleed in the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock over the course of the season, but Aouar's arrival gives us plenty of immediate quality going into the new season. Ariel MOSOR—Only 17 years old, the Polish centre-back arrives from Legia Warsaw in a modest deal of around £450k after being spotted by my scout based in Eastern Europe. I've limited expectations for the young defender but he seems to have decent potential and his signing helps fulfil my board's request that I sign players under the age of 18. He's been sent to Barrow in League 2 on loan for the 2020/21 season to help him acclimatise with British football. OUT Mesut Ozil—Much to my surprise and delight, I was able to avoid the potential negative influence the German would have in the dressing room by shipping him off to Napoli in a deal worth £12m. I'm paying half of his £350k p/w wages for one more year, but I was happy to move him on this summer and recoup some cash for him in the process. Sokratis—Unregistered and with a year remaining on his contract, we were able to secure £5m from Wolves for his signature. He would have been my 5th or 6th choice centre-back so he won't be missed. William Saliba (loan)—I was tempted to keep the young Frenchman and give him some minutes in Europe, but instead opted to send him to Burnley until January to see if he can acquire some Premier League minutes there. I felt it was a risk worth taking with Gabriel, Mari, Holding, Luiz, and Chambers offering me plenty of depth in the centre of defence. Folarin Balgun (loan)—The young striker signed a new deal with the club before being sent to Colchester United for the season. If he's to have a future at Arsenal he needs to first prove he can score goals and perform in the lower leagues. In other business, Mohamed Elneny agreed to join Guangzhou Evergrande after I felt he wasn't needed at the club, although that deal won't go through until January. We'll net a tidy £17.5m when he eventually sets sail for China. --- Our start of the season really couldn't have gone better, with a surprise shoot-out victory over Liverpool in the Community Shield being followed by wins against Burnley (H), Crystal Palace (A), and Leicester (H) in the Premier League. We've been scoring for fun, with eight goals flying past Burnley and Palace, and a 2-0 win over Leicester at the Emirates was made all the sweeter by Jamie Vardy getting his marching orders to help us secure victory. In the League Cup, we coasted to a 3-0 win past Huddersfield before Norwich City gave us a good scare at the Emirates by taking a 2-0 lead in the first half. We came back to win 3-2 after two late goals, although we now face Liverpool at Anfield in the Quarter Final. Nicolas Pepe has started the season on fire, scoring 3 and assisting 3 in the league after his brace in the Shield allowed us to take Liverpool to penalties in a 2-2 draw. His 6 goal contributions in 3 games meant he deservedly ended September as Player of the Month, and we also saw an Arsenal player pick up Young Player of the Month as well, with Bukayo Saka playing superbly and becoming a regular starter in the team. He notched three assists in our first three games and scored a nice goal against Leicester to round off a superb month, and to put the cherry on top, the second goal in that game—a volleyed screamer from Granit Xhaka—also saw us win the Goal of the Month for September. Another plus has been the form of Thomas Partey, who scored our first league goal of the season with a header against Burnley and followed that up with a brace against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The decision to play him further up the pitch as a box-to-box midfielder, with Xhaka sitting behind him, has paid dividends so far. His chipped finish against Palace, bursting forward from midfield to reach the end of a divine Saka cross, was Vieira-esque. Moving into October, we've been drawn in a Europa League group which features Real Sociedad, FC Midtjylland, and NK Lokomotiva, so should still be aiming to qualify with ease even if Sociedad line up as decent opposition. We also face league games against Southampton, West Ham, and Newcastle, so there's a chance to continue our positive start before we come up against more of the big boys towards the end of 2020. It's looking like Liverpool and United will be our closest challengers this season, with both of them having also notched up perfect winning records to start the campaign. Spurs have lost all of their games which makes this table very fun to look at, at least for now.
  12. 19.1 database? Really weird as he won't even consider an offer from me. Lining up Frenkie de Jong as his replacement if I can snatch him from under Spurs' nose. Already activated Benjamin Pavard's release clause and have snapped up Pavon from Boca on the cheap as well to offer some much-needed depth.
  13. Is that on the beta? When did he sign? He won't even enter contract talks for me.
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