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looking for someone to replace coquelin in the forth/fifth season(currently in second) already have Tom Davies , Lemina, Tousart and have shortlisted Amadou Diawara

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7 hours ago, BrickCommo23 said:

Amazing that. I think my best on 18 so far is only about 5-0

Beat me 5-1 in the away leg but i really didn't care :lol:

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21 hours ago, arsenalthebest said:

looking for someone to replace coquelin in the forth/fifth season(currently in second) already have Tom Davies , Lemina, Tousart and have shortlisted Amadou Diawara

Arthur? (Gremio) Seems to be popular in here. 

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Approaching the end of my first season at Arsenal and this is the state of play in terms of competitions. Since this image I won the first leg against Benfica 1-0

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Below is what in my opinion my strongest team is, although I do like to rotate often between Ozil and Fekir and also Nielson and Walcott. All 4 have been very good.

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Transfers are below. Busy summer window 

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Two ins already confirmed for the next season. The board gave me a £101 million transfer budget to play with so these two took up the bulk of that.

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The two signings mean that I am now stupidly overstocked in attacking midfield. So there are likely to be at the very least two casualties- I think I will sell Iwobi ( Man City are interested) and also try and drum up interest for Ramsey. 

Has anyone had any experienced with Timo Horn? Need a replacement for Cech when he inevitably retires. 

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Im in my 3rd seasons:

transfer recap from previous season:
SEASON 1
In
De ligt                     18M
Dolberg                  28M
Icardi                      56M
Nainggolan            41M
Savic                       37M
Zivkovic                  27.5M
Sousa                     8.25M
Sarr                        11M

Out
Alexis                     69M
Elneny                   27M(30M)
Coquelin               31M
Giroud                  29M
Mustafi                 44.5M(56M)
Debuchy               7.5M

SEASON 2
In

Goretzka               Free
Tierney                  25M
Asensio                 20.5M
Lozano                  17M
De Vrij                   22.5M
Chiesa                   34.5M
Kovalenko            20M
Kean                      16.75M
Davies                   19M
Radjkovic              10M
Imanol                  16M (regen)
gaya                      8.5M
Malcom                57M
bakayoko             12M
Bautz                    6.5M (regen)
Zappacosta          8.75M
Cancelo                21M

Out
Nainggolan          75M
Kolasinac              53M(75M)
Lucas                     12M
Wilshere               45M
Welbeck                73M
Ospina                  10.75M
Cazorla                 10.75M(13.25M)
Monreal               10.75M(13.25M)
Jenkinson             6.5M
Xhaka                    51M
Walcott                 30M(42M)
asano                    9.75M
Martinez               5.5M

SEASON 3
In
Arthur                   17.75M
Pellegri                  37M
Dybala                   87M
Rodrygo                8.75M
Isco                        68M
Wendel                 13.75M
Pastore                  Free
Mascherano         Free
Oblak                     44M
Gary Cahill            Free
Gelson Martins    35M

Out
Lacazette            100M
Ozil                       70M
Iwobi                    75M
Ramsey                60M
Koscielny             12.75M(14M)
Zappacosta         18M
Bakayoko            24M
Pastore                29.5M(36.5M)

Loan out:
Holding
Tom Davies
Kovalenko
Chiesa
Lozano
Reiss Nelson
Rodrygo
Dolberg
Bielik
Nwakali

Player Bought: 36 861M
Player Sold: 40 994M

Formation 4-2-3-1 Attacing/Fluid
GK Oblak
DL Tierney                          FB
CBL De Ligt                         BPD
CBR De Vrij                         CD
DR Bellerin                         FB
MCR Arthur                        DLP
MCL Savic                           BBM
AML Zivkovic                      W
AMC Isco                             AP
AMR Gelson Martins         W
STC Icardi                            AF

Formation 4-2-3-1 (2nd string)
GK Rajkovic
DL Gaya                             FB
CBL Immanol                    BPD
CBR Chambers                 CD
DR Cancelo                       FB
MCR Wendel                     DLP
MCL Goretzka                   BBM
AML Kean                          IF
AMC Asensio                     AP
AMR Malcom                     IF
STC Dybala                         CF

Utility players:
Sarr, Cahill & Kean

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12 hours ago, Stfc mason said:

Approaching the end of my first season at Arsenal and this is the state of play in terms of competitions. Since this image I won the first leg against Benfica 1-0

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Below is what in my opinion my strongest team is, although I do like to rotate often between Ozil and Fekir and also Nielson and Walcott. All 4 have been very good.

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Transfers are below. Busy summer window 

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Two ins already confirmed for the next season. The board gave me a £101 million transfer budget to play with so these two took up the bulk of that.

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The two signings mean that I am now stupidly overstocked in attacking midfield. So there are likely to be at the very least two casualties- I think I will sell Iwobi ( Man City are interested) and also try and drum up interest for Ramsey. 

Has anyone had any experienced with Timo Horn? Need a replacement for Cech when he inevitably retires. 

You are doing great. Keep the good work up. :D 

Nice incoming (confirmed) transfers. Cheap as ****! :) 

Personally Iwobi is great in my game en very versitable in multiple positions. I'd rather sell Ramsey than Iwobi. ;) 

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7 hours ago, Yoeri said:

You are doing great. Keep the good work up. :D 

Nice incoming (confirmed) transfers. Cheap as ****! :) 

Personally Iwobi is great in my game en very versitable in multiple positions. I'd rather sell Ramsey than Iwobi. ;) 

Thank you:D

Both were transfer listed at Real, got no idea why. Isco was actually listed for £33 mill but at the time I couldn't afford him by the time I got my new budgets his asking price went up to £63 million. The negotiating was a bit tedious but I think its a very good deal.

Iwobi just hasn't played enough for me this season- Man City keep bidding £7 million for him:seagull: which of course I am not going to accept. So selling him is going to be tough.

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6 hours ago, Stfc mason said:

Thank you:D

Both were transfer listed at Real, got no idea why. Isco was actually listed for £33 mill but at the time I couldn't afford him by the time I got my new budgets his asking price went up to £63 million. The negotiating was a bit tedious but I think its a very good deal.

Iwobi just hasn't played enough for me this season- Man City keep bidding £7 million for him:seagull: which of course I am not going to accept. So selling him is going to be tough.

Iwobi is doing real good in my save. im using him as a cup player. and rotation on my squad. As you know, arsenal have a very injury proneness player :(

Selling him on my 3rd season for 70M

With Ramsey, same path, used him as a cup player. a decent lad, not gonna gain a highlight though. manage to sell him for 60M on my 3rd season.

My opinion, i think you should offload those two on a high price. surely not 7M!! use them for a season and the price will rise.

Replace Iwobi with; zivkovic/chiesa/gelson martins/rodrygo
Replace Ramsey with; savic/arthur/wendel

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My senior squad's season is going horribly wrong but at least Kwame Ampadu's squad is doing well; retaining the u23's title.

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Trae Coyle the best man in the league, and I think there is something about him, he could become a back-up for Nelson. Think I'll send him out on a loan next season if I find a good club for him.

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1 hour ago, Sysiphus said:

Guess I'll just resign then... jesus.

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Don't give up, I've had a few games like that including a 6-0 at Tottenham!

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Currently in the January 2018 transfer window and have conducted a number of deals to freshen up the squad similar to real life developments. Sitting 3rd in the table behind Chelsea and Manchester City.

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From preseason onwards I have worked towards making some of the players more familiar to usual roles. A few of these have been effective, some not so much.

The notably example of deploying Alexis as a shadow striker who struck eleven times before the transfer window where he refused a new contract and was moved on. League leaders at the time Chelsea came in with a deal for up to £38m.

A flurry of offers followed this with  Xhaka, Elneny, Giroud and Mustafi coming close to leaving the club. PSG registered an interest in signing Kolasinac. Eyeing up there squad for potential Sanchez replacements I settled in Di Maria. He arrived in a £30m plus Kolasinac deal. I promised him the league title this season, champions league winner next season and first choice on penalties and free kicks. So far he has registered 4 goals in 6 games, with a penalty miss against Tottenham. Mixed performances so far with 6.1 and 5.7 against Manchester City and Tottenham. Alexis Sanchez has contributed 3 assists and 1 red card for Chelsea so far. 

Also joining was Chris Kramer from BMG for £19.5m with Welbeck going on loan to them for the rest of the season. He made an impressive start so far with strong displays as our main defensive midfielder. Mario Gomez was a luxury signing as I’ve always wanted to manage him on this game. That 19 in off the ball movement, 18 in anticipation and 17 finishing would of led to a lot of goals with Ozil and Di Maria creating plenty of chances for him. He scored twice in three games before damaging his Achilles tendon and being ruled out for 3-5 months. Hopefully, he doesn’t regress to far with his injury and he can feature next season. Coquelin went on loan in the opposite direction as a make weight in the loan. The rest of the transfers in and out were promising youngsters and a number of playing leaving on loan.

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I set up in a 4-2-3-1 DM asymmetric  formation inspired by a tactic in this thread. The structured and be more disciplined team instruction enable us to be more defensively secure (4th best defence in league) and allow our creative players freedom to create chances (127 chances created in the league – league best!).
Currently starting Jeff as he has shown impressive form as no one has quite made the inside forward position on the left their own since Iwobi’s early season form was interrupted by injury. Santi Cazorla returned from Injury to feature intermittently but has picked up a small injury since.

I’ve also given game time Josh Da Silva as left back, Bielik, Pleguezuelo amongst many others. I plan to try and promote from within as many players as possible.
 

In the rest of the game a number of things have occurred. Spain sacked their manager after failing to qualify for the world cup. Knocked out by a Dzeko goal over two legs. Rafa Benitez has since taken the helm. Chelsea are currently unbeaten in the league despite losing Hazard to PSG in a £140m deal. They have done superb business signing Laporte, Perisic and obviously Alexis Sanchez for £125m combined. Manchester City bizarrely signed Troy Deeney and resigned Balotelli  - both yet to score. All the usual suspects are chasing titles in europes top league with RBL leading the German first division.

Will update when the season approaches its end.

 

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I'm gonna start a save with Arsenal after the last patch...Ozil can be used as a AMR?

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16 hours ago, LucasBR said:

I'm gonna start a save with Arsenal after the last patch...Ozil can be used as a AMR?

use ozil as trequastita, and he will provide you loads of goals.
AMR not very affective for ozil but yea he will do the job there.

Walcott - AMR for the 1st season is pretty amazing

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6 hours ago, sudarsalim said:

use ozil as trequastita, and he will provide you loads of goals.
AMR not very affective for ozil but yea he will do the job there.

Walcott - AMR for the 1st season is pretty amazing

I'm using the winter update so Walcott is no longer a Arsenal player.
Mkhitaryan is my AMR and looks like he's going to have a great season.

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Season  2 Round up

Premier League

37 wins 1 draw , 126 goals scored 23 conceded, won the league by a massive 33 points

Carabao Cup

Lost 4-2 in the Ffian l to Man Utd

F.A Cup

Beat Everton 3-0 in the final

UEFA Champions League

Beat Bayern 4-3 after extra time

 

Select player stats

Eddie Nketiah,  Apps: 18(2) , Gls: 16 , Assts; 2 , Ave Rating: 7.41

Joe Willock, Apps: 16(3) , Gls; 9 , Assts: 10 , Ave Rating: 7.45

Reiss Nelson,  Apps: 10(1) , Gls: 6 , Assts: 4 , Ave Rating 7.73

David Subias, Apps: 8 , Gls: 2 , Ave Rating: 7.45

Nordi Mukiele: Apps; 9 Gls: 1 Ave Rating: 7.46

 

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12 hours ago, arsenalthebest said:

Amazing attributes for a 17 year old

 

 

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What skin is that, only ever use the default and not looked at any of the community made ones this year.

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Any suggestion to a backup for Bellerin? Hes the only good player who can play on the right side of my defense.

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33 minutes ago, LucasBR said:

Any suggestion to a backup for Bellerin? Hes the only good player who can play on the right side of my defense.

Maitland Niles will surprise you, think he makes a good backup, PA been given a boost too

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25 minutes ago, TheBigBoss said:

Maitland Niles will surprise you, think he makes a good backup, PA been given a boost too

Really? Good to know that, i'm using him as a CM.

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On 03/03/2018 at 05:12, arsenalthebest said:

Season  2 Round up

Premier League

37 wins 1 draw , 126 goals scored 23 conceded, won the league by a massive 33 points

Carabao Cup

Lost 4-2 in the Ffian l to Man Utd

F.A Cup

Beat Everton 3-0 in the final

UEFA Champions League

Beat Bayern 4-3 after extra time

 

Select player stats

Eddie Nketiah,  Apps: 18(2) , Gls: 16 , Assts; 2 , Ave Rating: 7.41

Joe Willock, Apps: 16(3) , Gls; 9 , Assts: 10 , Ave Rating: 7.45

Reiss Nelson,  Apps: 10(1) , Gls: 6 , Assts: 4 , Ave Rating 7.73

David Subias, Apps: 8 , Gls: 2 , Ave Rating: 7.45

Nordi Mukiele: Apps; 9 Gls: 1 Ave Rating: 7.46

 

What’s your tactics ? Do you have a save ? 

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Now into season 9 which i think is the longest save I've ever had on FM since the split from Championship Manager.

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4th game of the season and Ozil broke his leg, 6 months out. FM I really hate you!

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8 hours ago, LucasBR said:

4th game of the season and Ozil broke his leg, 6 months out. FM I really hate you!

darnn, feel you bro

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20 hours ago, SortitoutsiVP said:

Now into season 9 which i think is the longest save I've ever had on FM since the split from Championship Manager.

Nice! 8 in FM17 was my record. Currently midway through season 3 now. I think the arrival of a second child has something to do with my slowdown...

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On 04/03/2018 at 21:30, LucasBR said:

Any suggestion to a backup for Bellerin? Hes the only good player who can play on the right side of my defense.

He's next to impossible to directly replace. I sold him on 17 and never managed to replace him. Ended up getting a very attacking LB and a more solid RB...

I would just suggest keep giving him new contracts to keep him happy!

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On 3/4/2018 at 21:30, LucasBR said:

Any suggestion to a backup for Bellerin? Hes the only good player who can play on the right side of my defense.

I signed Vitinho from Porto, though believe he starts at Cruzeiro in Brazil.

2 hours ago, BrickCommo23 said:

Nice! 8 in FM17 was my record. Currently midway through season 3 now. I think the arrival of a second child has something to do with my slowdown...

Indeed kids do have a negative effect lol

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On 4-3-2018 at 23:04, TheBigBoss said:

Maitland Niles will surprise you, think he makes a good backup, PA been given a boost too

 

How do you know?

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Great debut by Dasilva, who reassured me that a GK on the bench is an unnecessity by playing 30 minutes in the frame without conceding.

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Just started a new game with the official update. Disabled transfer budget in the first window. Completely revamped the staff personnel though, as I see that as being important to Arsenal's revitalisation in real life. I'll probably look to sign players that are linked with us right now, because there are so many of them that many are generally exciting; the likes of Lafont, Leno, Odriozola, Malcom, Doucoure, Rugani, Gimenez and more.

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4 hours ago, Sysiphus said:

Great debut by Dasilva, who reassured me that a GK on the bench is an unnecessity by playing 30 minutes in the frame without conceding.

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Just started a new game with the official update. Disabled transfer budget in the first window. Completely revamped the staff personnel though, as I see that as being important to Arsenal's revitalisation in real life. I'll probably look to sign players that are linked with us right now, because there are so many of them that many are generally exciting; the likes of Lafont, Leno, Odriozola, Malcom, Doucoure, Rugani, Gimenez and more.

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What formation you playing ?

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6 minutes ago, Matt1981 said:

What formation you playing ?

Going for the simple things (formation and TI) right now after having failed pre-patch with a three-at-the-back formation. Also like the idea of a new manager stabilizing this squad after the instability for the last years of Wenger's tenure. Wenger has been rocking between 3-4-3 and 4-2-3-1 this season at the expense of player satisfaction in my opinion, as nobody in defence or midfield seems to recognize their role anymore.

Easier games:

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Difficult away games:

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TI can vary game by game of course and I tend to tweak it a lot in game in relation to the scoreline.

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7 minutes ago, SortitoutsiVP said:

This was my end of season 8 table, didn't win anything else. Also brought in a couple of new coaches too.

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What are their attributes like?

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Just now, Sysiphus said:

What are their attributes like?

Unable to get a pic at moment as at work, they're not great but still only young so hoping for some improvement. Was more a case of getting them simply because i could :lol:

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I had to share this quickly - pretty sure it's the best run I've ever had. 

Turned an 8 point deficit into a 6 point lead at the top of the table too:

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11 hours ago, BrickCommo23 said:

I had to share this quickly - pretty sure it's the best run I've ever had. 

Turned an 8 point deficit into a 6 point lead at the top of the table too:

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That is some defensive record! How do you set up your team? 

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1 hour ago, Swills417 said:

That is some defensive record! How do you set up your team? 

I'll happily post a screenshot tonight when I get home.

It's taken me by surprise.

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10 hours ago, BrickCommo23 said:

I'll happily post a screenshot tonight when I get home.

It's taken me by surprise.

Nothing fancy...

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And I spoke too soon - lost next game away to City...

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14 hours ago, BrickCommo23 said:

Nothing fancy...

 

And I spoke too soon - lost next game away to City...

Apologies for the jinx! I reckon it’s a combination of play narrower and stick to positions. You have some formidable  players in defence also! Chelsea, in my save first season conceded only 8 goals in 30 league games in my save. Will attempt to replicate this somewhat in my second season. Trialed a very structured, narrow and deep 5-2-3 in an home game against Galatasaray. Lost that game thanks to a deep cross that had Mertersacker backpedaling. 

 

 

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