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Just been looking back at some of my all time best 11 from previous FM's and my best ever player has to be a Regen called Alex Nasa(he cost me 45.5m and is from FM 13 )

here are his stats(he still playing for me & is 32)

Apps: 405

Goals: 447

Assts: 121

Player Of Match: 101

Ave Rating: 8.02

as you can see he's been insane and well worth the money

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Anyone had any experience with Hernandez? I don't think I have used him on FM for years.

He is currently transfer listed for £4.2m, he seems perfect but only 2 star rated by scouts. Only downside is his aerial ability, but I drill crosses so shouldn't be a problem. I use a poacher, and he has all the right attributes!

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Hi Ty

How did you get the player faces that big? Are you using the standard FM skin?

Cheers

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Happy with how our 1st competitive hit out went. City's only chance was taken as we fell asleep and Toure poked home a corner at the near post.

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Followed by some great news after what I thought to be a disappointing performance from Arteta who just couldn't hold his own in midfield, Kroenke has decided we'll be bringing in Sami Khedira.

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Hi Ty

How did you get the player faces that big? Are you using the standard FM skin?

Cheers

I threw a couple skins, panels and stuff together to find something that I like.

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Liverpool must HATE playing us :D 3 times now I have put 7 past them.

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Also, I think I got the easiest Champions League group, ever? :D

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November Report

03/11/15 | UEFA Champions League | Cuneyt Cakr

TEAM: GK: Ruddy 6.8 RB: Juanfran 6.8 RCB: Stones 6.9 LCB: Doria 8.3 LWB: Gibbs 8.3 MCR: Gnabry 7 MCL: Simao 6.5( Kongdogbia 55/6.8) AMCL: Oxlade-Chamberlain( Cazorla 45/7.7) AMR: Sterling 8 STCR: Giroud 6.8© STCL: Walcott 7( Welbeck 52/6.9)

Arsenal 3 ( Sterling 40 , Walcott 45+1 , Doria 62 | Assts: Cazorla , Sterling)

Viktoria Plzen 2 ( Vanek 3 , Wagner 55)

07/11/15 | Barclays Premier League | The Valley

TEAM: GK: Ruddy 7.2 RB: Chamber 7.4 RCB: Dede© 8.1 LCB: Koscielny 8.2 LWB: Taylor 8 MCR: Gnabry 7.6( Sterling 63/6.7) MCL: Simao 6.8( Kondogbia 63/6.8) AMCL: Cazorla 8.7 AMR: Oxlade-Chamberlain 8.3 STCR: Walcott 6.8( Alexis 60/8.1) STCL: Giroud 9(MoM)

Arsenal 5 ( Cazorla 2 , Henderson O/G 13 , Oxlade-Chamberlain 38 , Alexis 63 , Giroud 69 | Assts: Giroud , Sterling , Walcott , Taylor , Chambers)

Charlton 2 ( Vetokele 43 , Robinson 82)

21/11/15 | Barclays Premier League | St James' Park

TEAM: GK: Ruddy 6.9 RB: Chambers 7.3( Juanfran 75/6.7) RCB: Dede© 7.3 LCB: Koscielny 6.8 LB: Taylor 7 DMC: Kondogbia 8.1 MCR: Cazorla 6.9 MCL: Ramsey 8.3(MoM) AMR: Oxlade-Chamberlain 7( Sterling 69/6.7) AML: Alexis 7.8 STC: Giroud 6.7( Munir 75/6.7)

75/6.7)

Arsenal 3 ( Ramsey 38 , Kondogbia 49 , Alexis 59 | Assts: Ramsey , Alexis)

Newcastle 1 ( Sissoko 80)

25/11/15 | UEFA Champions League | Emirates

TEAM: GK: Ruddy 7 RB: Stones 8.1 RCB: Koscielny 7.9( To LB 61) LCB: Dede© 8.1 LB: Taylor 7.9( Doria 61/68 - to RCB) DMC: Kondogbia 6.7( Simao 45/7) MCR: Cazorla 7.4 MCL: Wilshere 7.7 AMR: Alexis 7.8 AML: Rotariu 6.8( Munir 30/9.1) STC: Giroud 9.6(MoM)

Arsenal 4 ( Giroud 47 , Alexis 50 , Giroud 59 & 64 | Assts: Taylor , Munir 3)

Zenit 0

28/11/15 | Barclays Premier League | Emirates

TEAM: GK: Ruddy 7.2 RB: Stones 8.2 RCB: Dede© 8.7 LCB: Koscielny 9.2 LB: Taylor 9.2(MoM) DMC: Anton 8.1 MCR: Cazorla 6.8( Simao 71/6.8) MCL: Wilshere 9 AMR: Alexis 7.9( Sterling 66/7.4) AML: Rotariu 9.1 STC: Giroud 6.8( Munir 66/8.2)

Arsenal 5 ( Koscielny 17 , Rotariu 46 , Alexis 59 , Munir 81 & 85 | Assts: Taylor 2 , Wilshere , Sterling)

Crystal Palace 0

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I threw a couple skins, panels and stuff together to find something that I like.

Thanks for your reply, do you know how I would get big faces in profile pictures with the standard skin? :)

Cheers

LG

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Also, I think I got the easiest Champions League group, ever? :D

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Wow that is rather easy. Lots of rotation going on? Must have made it easier to cope with the league campaign!

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Thanks for your reply, do you know how I would get big faces in profile pictures with the standard skin? :)

Cheers

LG

You may want to visit the skinning forum.

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how did you get that view?

I had to ask myself, the lads in OTF helped me.

If you click on an upcoming fixture in your fixture list... bottom right is a button that says "previous meetings" or something :)

Wow that is rather easy. Lots of rotation going on? Must have made it easier to cope with the league campaign!

Yeah, I played everyone who isn't my league starting 11 (except GK, as I still don't have a second GK :o) for every game. I wonder what would have happened if Tielemans/Pogba/Ozil/Ox were released on this group!

The league is a breeze as well, just hit January... I have won every single game except a single loss to Chelsea. My GD is insane, this team is playing amazingly! :D

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My scouts keep coming back to me saying avoid signing Doria, has anyone got him? is he good enough replacement for Kos?

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No reserve keeper? Playing with fire!

I know, I know... it is something I always do though :D I always wait until a good English regen pops up or one comes through our youth system, then they become the number two.

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No reserve keeper? Playing with fire!
I know, I know... it is something I always do though :D I always wait until a good English regen pops up or one comes through our youth system, then they become the number two.

I am an idiot, I have this kid in my club for 3 years... came in my first youth intake I think, never realised he become so good :o he will be good enough to be number two now. Time to promote him :D

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How good is Debuchy for you guys? I'm looking to sign him at the start of the second season and can pick him up for 8mil.

As solid a RB as you'll find, I reckon.

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How good is Debuchy for you guys? I'm looking to sign him at the start of the second season and can pick him up for 8mil.

As an attacking FB or WB, he's good. Not so good if you need your FB on that side to sit more. He tends to go awol into attacking areas when I really need him to be more careful. But that's my tactical setup; if an attacking FB is what you want, then he's good. Better ones are rare and expensive.

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Oh his aerial ability is making me cringe!

As you can see, it is being trained! :D

Have given him 5 games in the cup after realising I had him, lots and lots of green arrows now... and he managed 4 clean sheets in those games :)

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Season Start 2020/21

Community Shield - Lost to Chelsea 4-1 :(

Transfers in - (* = in January)

Transfers in -

David Silva - Free

Peter van der Vlugt - free

Javier Perez - 6.5m

Euan McCormack - 750k*

Fabian Wiesner - 20m*

Carlos Vela - 500k*

Isco - 6.25m + Mesut Ozil*

transfers out -

James Ward-Prowse - 8.5m

Cedric - 6.25m

Lucas Pratto - 4.4m

Dan Crowley 1.5m

Nabay - 195k

Keto - 350k

David Silva - 525k*

mesut Ozil - P/E*

knocked out of both cups, CoC by Chelsea in the semi finals, and by Sheff Wed in the FA Cup 4th round, youth once again failing me

Champions League draw has me against Monaco, came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 away in the first tie, about to play the second. Both Welbeck and Barrardi injured, just as well i have Vela for cover :(

Still deciding whether to sign a new contract or to leave. Was approached by Dortmund at the start of the season, i declined and they snapped up Guardiola :D Athletico Madrid are 16th and just interviewed me, but its not very appealing.

New Signings

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Just, and I mean just, scraped a 5-5 draw away against Maribor, I wouldn't mind if I'd fielded a weaked team, but it was the same team that beat City the previous week!!

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Anyone know how to get the best out of giroud? I play a 4231 Wide and he has not been doing very well. He only gets about 6.3 to 6.8 ratings and scores 1 goal every 3 to 4 games. I play him as a Complete Forward Attack. I play a short passing possesion based tactic.

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;10035513']Anyone know how to get the best out of giroud? I play a 4231 Wide and he has not been doing very well. He only gets about 6.3 to 6.8 ratings and scores 1 goal every 3 to 4 games. I play him as a Complete Forward Attack. I play a short passing possesion based tactic.

Well it depends what the rest of your system is. It all links in together. Specifically with Giroud, he is not quick, but has excellent strength, and teamwork. So he tends to suit playing a support duty, DLF, TM or CF support are all good shouts. Allowing him to link up with play. But this still depends on your system as a whole though.

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Brought Leo a striker as Depay got injured....worst thing of my save needed the board (now owned by the current Blackpool owner season 4) to intervene and gt the job done after Viera repeatedly said get him boss. Turned out he couldnt score if his life depended on it haha stay clear lads.

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;10035513']Anyone know how to get the best out of giroud? I play a 4231 Wide and he has not been doing very well. He only gets about 6.3 to 6.8 ratings and scores 1 goal every 3 to 4 games. I play him as a Complete Forward Attack. I play a short passing possesion based tactic.

honestly i would say sell him after season 2 he just dropped in performance so sold him to Monaco for £33million

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honestly i would say sell him after season 2 he just dropped in performance so sold him to Monaco for £33million

Same, went to Dortmund for about £10mil.

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Same, went to Dortmund for about £10mil.

I got £25mil from PSG for him, he actually did pretty well for my as a TM (A) when he played, but he grew frustrated with not playing enough due to Cavani been a beast

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December Report

01/12/15 | Barclays Premier League | The Circle

TEAM: GK: Lukac 6.8 RB: Stones 8.5 RCB: Mertesacker LCB: Doria 7( Dede 76) LB: Gibbs 7.3 DMC: Arteta© 6.5 MCR: Gnabry 6.7( Simao 64/6/7) MCL: Ramsey 7 AMR: Oxlade-Chamberlain 6.6( Walcott 71/6.7) AML: Welbeck 7.7 STC: Munir 6.9

Arsenal 1 ( Welbeck 13 | Assts: Stones)

Hull 0

05/12/15 | Barclays Premier League | Emirates

TEAM: GK: Lukac 6.9 RB: Stones 6.9 RCB: Mertesacker 7.1 LCB: Dede 7.4 LB: Gibbs 7.1 DMC: Arteta© 6.8( Simao 67/6.9) MCR: Gnabry 6.9( Sterling 45/ 7.9) MCL: Ramsey 7.5 AMR: Alexis ( Munir 6/7.2) AML: Welbeck 6.9 STC: Walcott 6.9

Arsenal 2 ( Alexis Inj 6 , Munir 52 , Sterling 83 | Assts: Ramsey , Sterling)

Stoke 0

08/12/15 | UEFA Champions League(Grp Stage) | Satde Louis 2

TEAM: GK: Lukac 7 RB: Juanfran 7.8 RCB: Mertesacker© 7.6 LCB: Dede 8.3 LB: Gibbs 7.3 DMC: Simao 6.9( Kondogbia 69/6.8) MCR: Cazorla 7.5 MCL: Wilshere 8.5 AMR: Munir 7.8 AML: Welbeck 8.5 STC: Giroud 8.8(MoM - Sterling 90)

Arsenal 3 ( Giroud 2 , Wilshere 51 , Giroud 58 | Assts: Munir , Welbeck)

AS Monaco 0

16/12/15 | FIFA Club World Cup(Semi-Final) | Stade Olympiaue du 5 Julliet

TEAM: GK: Keto 6.9 RB: CGamez 7 RCB: Mulcahy 6.4( Chambers 62/6.7) LCB: Doria 7.2 LB: Taylor 7.1 DMC: Simao 7 MCR: Gnabry 8.3(Ramsey 67/6.8 - MoM) MCL: Anton 6.9 AMR: Rotariu 6.9 AML: Ellis 6.6( Welbek 45/6.6) STC: Giroud© 6

Arsenal 1 ( Gnabry 31 )

FC Pachuca 0

19/12/15 | FIFA Club World Cup(Final) | Stade Olympiaue du 5 Julliet

TEAM: GK: Lukac 6.9 RB: Gamez 7.2 RCB: Koscielny 7.1 LCB: Doria 7.1 LB: Taylor 6.4( Gibbs 64/7) DMC: Simao 6.9 MCR: Gnabry 7( Ramsey 69/6.7) MCL: Anton 7.1 AMR: Rotariu 7.1 AML: Munir 6.5( Welbeck 69/6.5) STC: Giroud©

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Arsenal 1 ( Giroud 5 , Simao S/O 87 | Asst: Rotariu)

Corinthians 0 ( Piazon 63)

Pen Shoot-Out

Arsenal 4 ( Rotariou , Giroud , Welbeck , Doria)

Corinthians 3 ( Guerroero , Martins , Elias)

23/12/15 | Capital One Cup(Qtr-Final) | Emirates

TEAM: GK: Szczesny 7.1 RB: Stones 7.1 RCB: Koscielny 6.8 LCB: Dede© 7.4 LWB: Taylor 9 MCR: Wilshere 7.2 MCL: Kondogbia 7 AMCL: Alexis 7.2 AMR: Sterling 9.2(MoM) STCR: Walcott 7.4 STCL: Munir 7.3

Arsenal 4 ( Sterling 14 , Munir 16 , McCarthy O/G 42 , Sterling 66 | Assts: Walcott 2 , Taylor 2)

QPR 1 ( Sunzu 81)

26/12/15 | Barclays Premier League | Emirates

TEAM: GK: Szczesny 7.7 RB: Stones 8.1( Chambers 75/6.7) RCB: Dede© 8.5 LCB: Koscielny 8.9 LWB: Taylor 8.6 MCR: Wilshere 8.4 MCL: Kondogbia 8.4 AMCL: Alexis 8.6( Oxlade-Chamberlain 62/6.7) AMR: Sterling 9.3 STCR: Walcott 8( welbeck 62/8.6) STCL: Munir 9.5(MoM)

Arsenal 6 ( Sterling 34 , Alexis 41 , Walcott 49 , Munir 61 , Welbeck 64 & 78 | Assts: Sterling , Alexis , Munir 3)

QPR 0 ( Mutch Inj 5)

29/12/15 | Barclays Premier League | Portman Rd

TEAM: GK: Szczesny 7 RB: Stones 7.2 RCB: Mertesacker 7.7 LCB: Doria 8.2 LWB: Gibbs 7.7 MCR: Ramsey 7.2 MCL: Arteta© 7 AMCL: Alexis 6.9( Cazorla 45/6.6) AMR: Oxlade-Chamberlain 9.4(MoM) STCR: Walcott 6.5( Giroud 66/7.1) STCL: Rotariu 6.5( Welbeck)

66/6.6

Arsenal 4 ( Oxlade-Chamberlain 2 & 35 , Smith O/G 75 , Giroud 79 | Assts: Oxlade-Chamberlain , Gibbs , Doria)

Ipswich 1 ( Damia 82)

P.S I highly recommend using Cazorla as a Raumdeuter

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The future of Arsenal FC (on my game anyway!)

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I'm going to be spoilt for choice down the middle, struggling to find decent FB's and wingers though

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Well it depends what the rest of your system is. It all links in together. Specifically with Giroud, he is not quick, but has excellent strength, and teamwork. So he tends to suit playing a support duty, DLF, TM or CF support are all good shouts. Allowing him to link up with play. But this still depends on your system as a whole though.

I play a 4231 Wide

GK-GK(D)

LB-WB(S)

CB-CD(D)

CB-CD(D)

RB-FB(S)

MCL-BBM(S)

MCR-CM(D)

AML-IF(A)

AMC-AP(S)

AMR-W(A)

ST-CF(A)

Team Instructions-Retain Possesion,Shorter Passing,Play out of Defence,Prevent Short GK Distribution,Close Down More,Be More Expressive

I have no individual instruction for the players except my GK which I give distribute to fullbacks.

I play Giroud as my main striker and I am not sure if he is doing badly because of the role I chose for him. The duties seem balanced to me but I could be wrong.

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I had to ask myself, the lads in OTF helped me.

If you click on an upcoming fixture in your fixture list... bottom right is a button that says "previous meetings" or something :)

Yeah, I played everyone who isn't my league starting 11 (except GK, as I still don't have a second GK :o) for every game. I wonder what would have happened if Tielemans/Pogba/Ozil/Ox were released on this group!

The league is a breeze as well, just hit January... I have won every single game except a single loss to Chelsea. My GD is insane, this team is playing amazingly! :D

Hey Ty, what formation are you playing with? I seem to struggle to get consistency with my gunners save. Cheers

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vozzon, what formation are you playing with? What transfers have you made? I struggled a lot in my first few attempts at an Arsenal save (I'm currently in december on my second season) and I've managed to get a consistant 4/2/3/1 formation that's producing the goods...I do mess about with formations in cup/easier league games.

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;10035513']Anyone know how to get the best out of giroud?

I use him as a deep-lying forward on support duty and he has been nothing short of excellent, the most impressive player in a season and a half. 22 goals in 2014-15 and 9 in 12 already for 2015-16, averaging 7.33.

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Arsenal season 1 update September

PREMIER LEAGUE

MANCHESTER UNITED 4

Rooney 27 89 Falcao 37 Di Maria 41

ARSENAL 3

Chamberlain 22 45 Welbeck 38

Second defeat of the season in only the fourth game. Completely outplayed but lost to a late Gibbs error. Heading a clearance inside the six yard box straight to Rooney.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MD1

ARSENAL 3

Ozil 8 Podolski 15 Welbeck 46

CSKA Moscow 0

Good start to the Champions League and response to the Old Trafford defeat.

PREMIER LEAGUE

ARSENAL 4

Chamberlain 9 Podolski 22pen 82 Ramsey 38

QPR 1

Vargas 66

Flattered us but still a good win.

LEAGUE CUP 3RD ROUND

LEICESTER CITY 0

Simpson s/o 61

ARSENAL 1

Cazorla 90

Second string and it showed. Very poor but Cazorla saved our blushes against 10 men.

PREMIER LEAGUE

HULL CITY 1

Ramirez 55

ARSENAL 2

Welbeck 28 Podolski 45

A good performance which we should have won by more.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MD2

STEAUA 1

Seran 18pen

ARSENAL 1

Podolski 12pen

Tale of two penalties. Either team could’ve won it but a draw the fair result.

League Table

Four behind Chelsea who with Everton are still unbeaten

1. Chelsea Played 6 Points 16

2. Everton Played 6 Points 14

3. Arsenal Played 6 Points 12

4. Southampton Played 3 Points 6

5. Man Utd Played 6 Points 12

Other News

Next round in League Cup is away at QPR

Shane Long won player of the month. Mourinho manager of the month again and our own Chamberlain young player.

October preview

League fixtures are kind and in the champions league we host Napoli.

Walcott has just returned to light training so hoping to use him at the end of the month.

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Arsenal season 1 update September

PREMIER LEAGUE

MANCHESTER UNITED 4

Rooney 27 89 Falcao 37 Di Maria 41

ARSENAL 3

Chamberlain 22 45 Welbeck 38

Second defeat of the season in only the fourth game. Completely outplayed but lost to a late Gibbs error. Heading a clearance inside the six yard box straight to Rooney.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MD1

ARSENAL 3

Ozil 8 Podolski 15 Welbeck 46

CSKA Moscow 0

Good start to the Champions League and response to the Old Trafford defeat.

PREMIER LEAGUE

ARSENAL 4

Chamberlain 9 Podolski 22pen 82 Ramsey 38

QPR 1

Vargas 66

Flattered us but still a good win.

LEAGUE CUP 3RD ROUND

LEICESTER CITY 0

Simpson s/o 61

ARSENAL 1

Cazorla 90

Second string and it showed. Very poor but Cazorla saved our blushes against 10 men.

PREMIER LEAGUE

HULL CITY 1

Ramirez 55

ARSENAL 2

Welbeck 28 Podolski 45

A good performance which we should have won by more.

PREMIER LEAGUE

HULL CITY 1

Ramirez 55

ARSENAL 2

Welbeck 28 Podolski 45

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MD2

STEAUA 1

Seran 18pen

ARSENAL 1

Podolski 12pen

Tale of two penalties. Either team could’ve won it but a draw the fair result.

League Table

Four behind Chelsea who with Everton are still unbeaten

1. Chelsea Played 6 Points 16

2. Everton Played 6 Points 14

3. Arsenal Played 6 Points 12

4. Southampton Played 3 Points 6

5. Man Utd Played 6 Points 12

Other News

Next round in League Cup is away at QPR

Shane Long won player of the month. Mourinho manager of the month again and our own Chamberlain young player.

October preview

League fixtures are kind and in the champions league we host Napoli.

Walcott has just returned to light training so hoping to use him at the end of the month.

Good recovery after the loss to Utd!

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So after not being able to play much FM over the last couple of weeks, I'm finally back onto my Arsenal game. I've just got to the end of the first transfer window, and I've pretty much given the squad a complete overhaul. Here's my transfer activity..

Out

Cazorla to Real Madrid - £16.25m

Mertesacker to Barcelona - £15m

Podolski to Liverpool - £13.5m

Monreal to Newcastle - £8.75m

Campbell to Galatasaray - £8.5m

Flamini to Southampton - £3m

Risicky to Swansea - £1m

Coquelin to Lorient - 850k

In

Phil Jones - £30m

John Stones - £17.5m

Marcelo - £16.25m

Paco Alcacer - £15.25m

Youri Tielemans - £12.5m (Immediately loaned out to Saint-Ettiene for 200k p/m)

Hirving Lozano - £8m (Immediately loaned back to Pachuca as part of deal)

Lucas Romero - £7m

Andre Ayew - £6m

Eder Alvarez Balanta - £5m

Dorin Rotariu - £5m (Immediately loaned out to Notts Forest for 200k p/m)

Gaston Gil Romero - £4m

Jesus Vallejo - £800k (Immediately loaned out to Stade Rennais for 100k p/m)

Yaya Sanogo also went on loan to Notts Forest for a 200k p/m deal and Gedion Zalalem went on loan to Charlton for a 85k p/m deal.

The only player I didn't manage to get rid of that I want to was Mikel Arteta, who I was offering out for free but had no offers so he's sat in my reserves. Reports claimed that his wage demands deterred Chelsea, Valencia and someone else. As you can see, I spent a lot of money on relatively young talent. I planned to buy more British talent but everyone is overpriced at the moment. I also have a young player called Pavel Savitskiy coming in for free in January. Will aim to offload Diaby once he's fit. Tried to sign Rues but he didn't want to know, so ended up signing Ayew as a rotation for Ox.

So my Squad looks a bit like this..

GK(defend) - Szczesny, Ospina

RB(WB, support) - Debuchy, Chambers

RCB(CD, defend) - Jones, Stones

LCB(CD, defend) - Koscielny, Balanta

LWB(WB, attack) - Marcelo, Gibbs

RCM(BBM, support) - Ramsey, Romero

LCM(DLP, defend) - Wilshere, Gil Romero

RW(RMD, attack) - Sanchez, Walcott

AMC(AM, support) - Ozil, Diaby, Gnabry

LW(IF, attack) - Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ayew

ST(CF, support) - Giroud, Welbeck, Alcacer

Happy with that. I did originally have a LB in my tactic rather than a LWB but once I signed Marcelo I shifted things around to try make sure he get's marauding forward as much as possible.

Results

CS - Man City(N) 2-2 draw(Gibbs, Giroud) - 6-5 penalty win

PL - Man City(A) 2-0 win(Mangala o.g, Welbeck)

CLQ - LOSC(H) 3-1 win(Ox, Stones, Alcacer)

PL - Leicester(H) 3-0 win(Welbeck, Ozil, Marcelo)

CLQ - LOSC(A) 0-0 draw

PL - Burnley(A) 2-1 win(Welbeck, Giroud. Wilshere s/o)

So all in all a good start to the season. My tactic seems to be doing okay so I'll just tweak it here and there when I see fit. My champions league group consists of Celtic, Bilbao and Olympiakos. Also drawn Sunderland at home in the League Cup.

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Glory glory 2016/17, I have managed the clean sweep and done the quadruple, the gamble of paying 60 mil for Pogba and 20 mil for Gotze paid off perfectly.

CS- winner (2-0 v spurs)

COC- Winner (3-0 v Palace who are in championship)

FA cup- winner (3-1 V CFC) (3rd time in a raw,4th with wengers fa cup)

PL- Winners (95pts, city 87 and cfc 86) (3rd time in a raw)

CL- winners (Bayern in the final 3-2 Sanchez 2, Ozil 1)

Goal scorers

Welbeck 34 (21 in PL golden boot, 7CL)

Malcolm 23 (10 in PL)

Sanchez 20

Ozil 19

Ox and theo 17

Gotze 13

Stones 10 (main pen taker)

assists

ozil 20

theo 19

ox 19

Gotze 15

I have had a take over but they have not put money in sadly. Planning only one transfer, ospina out and Fernando Pacheco in (free) unless something special comes up at cut price like Gotze and targeting retaining CL or going unbeaten

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2017/18 MID SEASON ROUND-UP

After winning the 16/17 Premier League on the last day and by one goal!!! (in your face chelski) i decided to sure up my defense and sell my dead wood *cough* Ozil *cough*

Transfer Budget £65m

Transfers IN

Terence Kongolo £22.5m

Munir £50m

David Alaba £45m

Transfers Out

Leo £22m

Ozil £20m

Alex Sandro £16m

Tonny T'd'Vilhena £7.25m + 40% Future Fee

Will Hughes £7.5m + 35% Future Fee

Matches

Premier League - P11 W9 D2 L0 GF31 GA6 GD25

Champions League - P4 W4 D0 L0 GF10 GA0 GD10

League Cup - Into QF vs City

Com Shield - Winners vs Stoke

Future Plans

Looking to save all my left over transfer budget for next season in hope of landing Pogba as my Star Signing :D and probably offload Lukaku as although hes been a great servant to the club i love him too much IRL to let him sit on the bench behind the amazing Malcom and Munir partnership oh and on the plus side Mark Hughes has just been sacked again after i smashed his Stoke team 4-0 with 78% of the ball

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Yikes, got Mario Götze arriving on a Bosman for the beginning of 2017/18 season. I just couldn't resist, I play 3 central midfielders - LCM, BWN - Support, CM, CM - Attack & RCM, BWM - Support, so he'll fit in nicely for the CM. Also have Jack, Ramsey, Özil, Meyer & The Ox who can play there well.

Anyone had any luck with Götze?

Also, I highly recommend Adrien Rabiot, picked him on a free from PSG, loaned him out first season and he's as solid a player as I've ever had I think.

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The following quote from the opening post(s) of this thread contains inaccuracies. I brought it up when the thread was first posted, but it still hasn't been corrected;

Despite an inconsistent start, a team containing the likes of Emmanuel Petit, Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka managed to end the season strongly with an unbeaten streak of 18 games, with it all culminating in a memorable win against Everton on the final day in which Tony Adams scored the final goal before lifting the Premier League trophy. Days later, Arsenal made it a double, defeating Newcastle 2-0 at Wembley.

The club didn't end the season with an eighteen match unbeaten streak because the win over Everton in which Tony Adams scored and secured the title wasn't on the last day of the season - it was the clubs last home game of the season. After that they went on to lose their final two games of the campaign; 4-0 away at Liverpool and 1-0 away at Aston Villa.

The FA Cup Final was on the 16th May, some thirteen days after the win over Everton, and not "days later".

I think it's great people put in the time and effort to make these threads, but if you're going to post stuff about the clubs history you should get the facts correct.

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Yikes, got Mario Götze arriving on a Bosman for the beginning of 2017/18 season. I just couldn't resist, I play 3 central midfielders - LCM, BWN - Support, CM, CM - Attack & RCM, BWM - Support, so he'll fit in nicely for the CM. Also have Jack, Ramsey, Özil, Meyer & The Ox who can play there well.

Anyone had any luck with Götze?

Also, I highly recommend Adrien Rabiot, picked him on a free from PSG, loaned him out first season and he's as solid a player as I've ever had I think.

please do not waste him as a CM and put him as a CAM or even a ST

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Anyone had any luck with Götze?

use him off striker, he is better no10 than ozil, i had him in my 16/17 season mainly used him as back up to ozil and odd game cover on the wings did very well scoring 13 and assisting 15

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The following quote from the opening post(s) of this thread contains inaccuracies. I brought it up when the thread was first posted, but it still hasn't been corrected;

The club didn't end the season with an eighteen match unbeaten streak because the win over Everton in which Tony Adams scored and secured the title wasn't on the last day of the season - it was the clubs last home game of the season. After that they went on to lose their final two games of the campaign; 4-0 away at Liverpool and 1-0 away at Aston Villa.

The FA Cup Final was on the 16th May, some thirteen days after the win over Everton, and not "days later".

I think it's great people put in the time and effort to make these threads, but if you're going to post stuff about the clubs history you should get the facts correct.

I misread the article on that particular period of history, and in my own memory those Liverpool and Villa games are just blurs. That's my mistake and I've gone back and corrected it now with the actual facts. Thank you for pointing it out again.

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I misread the article on that particular period of history, and in my own memory those Liverpool and Villa games are just blurs. That's my mistake and I've gone back and corrected it now with the actual facts. Thank you for pointing it out again.

I didn't mean to come across as a knob, sorry if I did. :)

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please do not waste him as a CM and put him as a CAM or even a ST

I was thinking of using him as a St in a Trequartista role as Özil has been cracking there. Am selling Özil though as his contract is up 2018, he won't sign a new contract & I don't want to lose him for nothing.

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Well, third season finished. 4-1-3-2 got me to 4th in the league & The FA Cup. Not bad, chuffed with conceding the least amount in the league. Conceded 30 in 38, but still ultimately disappointing. Only got 4th spot on the last day of the season, somehow after losing to Man Utd?!

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has anyone tried the 4-3-3-0 formation, I am slowly starting to change formation so I can get Jack, Rambo, Pogba Gotze, Ozil and Sanchez all involved. This might mean retraining Ox in AMC or CM. Doing this with Gnabry and Nathen in mind as Ozil, Sanchez and Theo all ageing together.

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