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Taylor J
@Taylor · 1:39

#ArsenalTilWeDie with Kaya Kaynak of Football_LDN

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And, really, I mean, thinking back to the conversations that we were having in the pub all of those months ago, and to think of the journey that we've been on, us fans as well as the team since then, it is absolutely incredible. As I'm recording this, Arsenal are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League with a five point gap and a game in hand, separating us from guardiola's Manchester City

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@kayakaynak
kaya kaynak
@kayakaynak · 3:27
Just the vibe around the camp was a happy one and that's really carried on into the season. And I think for me, obviously very happy with the way the team is going on the pitch and it's been really fun to watch them this year. It's really nice turning up, knowing exactly how your team's going to play. I think that's the highlight for me as a fan
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Taylor J
@Taylor · 3:13

@kayakaynak Vibes upon vibes. How do you concentrate on work amongst all the excitement?

Oh, boy, it is definitely cold where you are. Sun is shining here. And it just makes me think of when we were in Orlando, like you said, but with Sofa Stadium being built out here. I imagine the team is going to come play and we got to get you out here and we'll go to the beach and do some proper angelino stuff, get some tacos and then go, of course, watch the Arsenal
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@kayakaynak
kaya kaynak
@kayakaynak · 4:58

@Taylor

They treat you well in there and it's pretty good. It varies what you have from week to week, but the food is pretty decent. And then it's quite nice really
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Taylor J
@Taylor · 2:35

@kayakaynak

And like you said, in past years, it has been pretty bad vitriolic at times, both at the stadium and online. And it's certainly refreshing to not be living within that anymore. And your matchday experience sounds about as hectic as I would imagine to be. There's a lot of writing and thinking, not just writing. I mean, you are covering the game, but you're also sort of interpreting things that are happening
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Taylor J
@Taylor · 1:35

@kayakaynak thoughts on the Balogun situation?

I mean, like, if these guys are worth the kind of money that they're being valued at Fuller and Balogan, surely he has got to be worth a lot more. I mean, I would think, but we all know how football and transfers end up working. But how are you feeling about Balogan right now?
@kayakaynak
kaya kaynak
@kayakaynak · 2:39

@Taylor

Yeah, that's a tough one. I think. So my perspective in that piece you mentioned there was that I think if I was in Eddie's position, I would look to sell with the buyback clause inserted in some way. Arsenal have obviously had their fingers burnt in the past with letting young talents go. Look at Serge Nabri. Look at Ismail Beneaser. Who's at AC? Milan doing really well out there. Now, Jeffrey Nadal laid did pretty well at Leon
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Taylor J
@Taylor · 1:14

@kayakaynak

I mean, in the Champions League, you do need to start your best eleven now if you want to compete and look at the teams and how they're building these days, it's we want to stand any chance, I think that the bare minimum that we do is start our best eleven. A lot more work is going to need to go into it than that. But starting with your best eleven is the right thing to do
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Taylor J
@Taylor · 1:49

The Manchester City sized elephant in the room @kayakaynak

Now, I guess, to piggy back off my comment about how teams are building these days. I think I would miss a huge opportunity to pick your brain if I didn't bring up what was currently going on with Manchester City. I mean, this is really quite surreal to see happen play out in real time. Four year long investment investigation, over 100 rule violations
@kayakaynak
kaya kaynak
@kayakaynak · 2:27

@Taylor

And I think that's frustrating from an arson perspective, and I think if they don't win the League this season, maybe then that's a conversation that we can start having. But for now, I guess just focus on trying to win the Premier League and see where you go from there
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Taylor J
@Taylor · 2:36

@kayakaynak The Emirates new artwork!

And so I think that you're right. Just not thinking about outside distractions is pretty critical at this stage of the season. And like you said, if they are guilty, throw the book at them. It's just going to be very interesting to watch unfold. Like you said, I don't think that any sort of punishment is going to be doled out anytime soon, so we're going to have to wait and see
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@Swell · 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

@Taylor
Taylor J
@Taylor · 1:03

@kayakaynak THANK YOU 🅰️

And then also, the question that I had for you is, who is your Player of the Season? So far? I feel remarkably blessed that we're in a situation where we could probably give, I don't know, eight or nine answers for this question, and they could potentially all be right. But who is your star in this Arsenal side? Anyways, my friend, thank you so much again. Really, it's been a pleasure speaking with you
@kayakaynak
kaya kaynak
@kayakaynak · 4:57
There was that disconnect between club officials and supporters and since then, in fairness to them, the club have really gone about changing that. And of course, there's some people that won't be enough and everyone's entitled to their own opinion on that
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