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05 Jul 2018 09:53:11
Morning guys and eds how are we all.
Whilst being bored at work I was doing some searching online and a few claimed to be in the know are saying 3 main things about us today.
1. Ramsey has agree a 5 year deal
2. We have bid 35m for Soyuncu
3. Juve want mustafi and arsenal are willing to sell for 25m. not sure if that's pounds or euros.

What do people think. Not sure on the reliability as the eds are usually my source of transfer news but thought it'll be worth sharing.


1.) 05 Jul 2018 13:19:28
Probably 25m yen.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 15:22:50
Juve probably looked at their defence and thought, you know we could really do with some major errors to liven up next season's title bid.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 15:39:31
Where did you see this news about Ramsey?

4.) 05 Jul 2018 18:06:32
Forget soyuncu, i like the look of that yarry mina from columbia. Ed 025 your guys supposed to be after him. Looks a right unit.

{Ed025's Note - he does look the business steve but its far from certain that we will get him mate..

5.) 06 Jul 2018 08:01:15
1. No news of any such deal agreed with Ramsey.
2. Reports of interest in Soyuncu, but price appears to be a problem and I can't imagine we have offered £35m
3. So much negativity in respect of Mustafi from the fans, if Juve will pay £25m or Euros, perhaps we should sell and replace him.

6.) 06 Jul 2018 10:33:56
I can't see soyuncu coming. we got sokratis kos holding mustafi and chambers just signed an extension and mavropanos? 7 cb's? 6 is too many.

7.) 06 Jul 2018 16:13:00
Cant see Soyuncu coming unless we do sell Mustafi, we have a overload of 6 CB'S now. Athough could be more a long term replacment for Kos as after this injury may be on decline and not get that more many games now for us.



21 May 2018 22:01:38
On another not guys who's seen the new squad numbers. Cech now number 1. Bellerin 2. Elneny 4 and xhaka 34. Bit concerned Cech being number 1. Thought that might be left for a new gk.


1.) 22 May 2018 01:27:10
Could mean we are getting a younger and less established keeper instead. Happy with Elneny getting the 4 jersey, great squad player.



09 Feb 2018 11:33:58
Never realised ozyakup is available on a free. Apparently done very well since leaving us rumours that we might be looking to bring him back in the summer. What do people think.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal had some interest in January so it is not out of the question. Last summer both Wet Ham and Leicester expressed an interest.}

1.) 09 Feb 2018 15:23:09
Oh really ed. I slightly remember him being at the club but have no idea how he has progressed. Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - Very well.}

2.) 09 Feb 2018 16:21:55
Why’s he free. Has he run down his contract?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

3.) 10 Feb 2018 08:35:57
Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

4.) 19 Feb 2018 13:33:23
Is Ozyakup free right now or going to be free in the summer? I am confused sorry, .

{Ed002's Note - His contract runs out in the summer.}

5.) 20 Feb 2018 02:49:07
Thanks a lot ed.



25 Oct 2017 10:14:48
Seen there’s rumours of reus perhaps leaving Dortmund and we’re interested. What do people think of this if true. Personally I’m fully aware of his talents but I am concerned about his injury problems.


1.) 25 Oct 2017 16:38:11
Superb player, but 29 in May and injury prone.

2.) 25 Oct 2017 17:36:44
Exactly. Too late and too injury prone.

3.) 26 Oct 2017 02:15:10
Sounds like an Arsenal signing then!

4.) 26 Oct 2017 08:29:16
I would be interested to see what the price would be for him a fit reus three years ago would be an 150 million player in this climate. Serious injurys and a year to go and probably 30 at the time will surely have the price no more than 20 million🤔 One of my favourite players and one who I always would have given my organs up to have at the club.

5.) 01 Nov 2017 13:10:59
Have always wanted to see him play in the premiership and see him as an Arsenal type player. As others have said, now a bit too old and injury prone, but he still knows how to score goals. I would still love to get him if he came on the cheap, but would be upset if he came in on the cheap just to replace Sanchez. However get him in just to strengthen the squad, then that would be a big yes from me.



17 Aug 2017 18:46:04
Sorry ed I did search but could find exactly what I was after. Do you know if there's a change in heart about chambers being no longer required. I ask because Gabriel looks set to go and I don't recall you saying he was one of the ones we was open to selling. and if chambers goes I wonder if they'll step up a search for another Cb. Or do people believe it's because monreal and the new kolasniac can play there? Open to people's opinion on this.

Thanks either way Ed I appreciate you must be busy.


{Ed002's Note - I know nothing about any "change of heart".}

1.) 18 Aug 2017 06:41:38
More odd Wenger deals. We appear to be selling Gabriel for less than we paid for him and at a sale fee that would be less than the cost of a decent Championship CB. Now news emerging that Inter are interested in Mustafi! Of course Wenger is intending using either Monreal or Kolasinac, both left backs or in Kolasinac's case a LWB, as CB's. Has he not learnt that converting players rarely works. You only have to look at Bellerin and Gibbs, both offensive players as youngsters, converted into full backs that can;t tackle or defend. The CB situation is really concerning as we only have 5 CB's once Gabriel departs. Of these Mertesacker is in his final season, Koscielny is in his thirties and carries permananent injury, Holding and Chmbers are both young and inexperienced. Indeed we seemed set to sell Chambers if Palace had met our valuation. I would love to see us sign Van Dijk and another CB, such as Johnny Evans. We need a RB that can defend as well as attack and next season we will need to replace the aging Monreal and Cech.

2.) 18 Aug 2017 01:33:48
Ok Ed thank you for your reply. Enjoy your weekend!




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17 Jul 2018 17:05:27
Keep seeing bayern are open to selling coman and we are interested. Don't remember hearing him on the podcast. What do people here think. Would love to. Sign him.




12 Jul 2018 23:57:21
Who has been watching a few of the training videos? I've seen a few and I do like how the coaches seem to be more involved. Seems like the players are getting coaches a lot more than before. Such as the defenders I've seen being taught basic things which they've failed to do for years.

Also good to hear emery has changed the younger ones in the reserves and below have been told to eat with the first team opposed to in other rooms that's good to hear if true.


1.) 13 Jul 2018 06:02:41
I always have a look on the Arsenal site to see what’s happening and it’s good to see what there up too. The video from the first day back with all the tests they did was something they’ve never shown before.

I see Rene-Adelaide is in the 1st team squad with AMN and the new guy Guendouzi, also note that Nelson, Bielik and Zalalem are all back in the U’23s.

We just have a few to come back from World Cup duty.

2.) 13 Jul 2018 08:07:15
More than the signings this is what I'm most excited about, seeing how Dicks training and organisation improves the team especially on the defensive side.
Expecting a huge improvement and no embarrassing performances that involve hiding behind the couch, I'm sure their will be a few surprise unturns in fortune's for some players to like Belerin and Chambers who I think might become popular with fans again by the end of next season and possibly Elneny who with the right coaching could become a really decent player, obviously not a world beater but a dependable premier league regular which I think he has in him.

3.) 13 Jul 2018 12:32:14
What videos have you been watching? its all fitness stuff and a few small 6 a sides? Basic training for the defenders? I can't see it bro.

4.) 13 Jul 2018 14:09:23
JW, maybe ospina, maybe perez, maybe cambell, maybe jenkinson, maybe welbeck, maybe monreal, maybe mustaffi, maybe ramsey, maybe anyone for various reasons who isn't stopping this summer. We have spent our budget but Dick has said, if a player or two becomes available that he wants, they will buy. They will be funded by sales. He knows before he can buy anyone else, he has to shift players out, which he will.

5.) 13 Jul 2018 14:15:45
Sorry above post was a reply to the post further down but you get the gist JW.

6.) 13 Jul 2018 14:55:26
I think Aaron will be ofski if the right club comes for him, I just get the feeling he's waiting to see what options he gets elsewhere before tying himself to us which can only mean he's open to the right move for him if it comes along.

7.) 13 Jul 2018 18:09:53
Jack I do see what you're saying. But it seems like they're working more on the fitness which is good. And as for only basic things for defenders you watch any of our games over the last 5 plus years and tell me what you think of the basic defending of our team. Its just a refreshing change that there seems to be a more positive vibe around the club.

8.) 13 Jul 2018 18:26:59
I agree gunner, why is it taking so long, if he really wanted to stay. There are certainly some misgivings on ramseys side, or he would have signed. It is distinct possibility.

9.) 13 Jul 2018 18:57:16
I'd give him a week to decide then decide for him, we don't want him running down his contract for financial reasons obviously but also it's not good to have non committed players around the camp, it did us no favours last season having players hanging around who either wanted out or weren't sure if they did or not.
We only need or have room for those who really want to be here in my opinion.

10.) 13 Jul 2018 19:48:44
I don't think it will be allowed to drag on gunner.

11.) 13 Jul 2018 20:50:55
Hope not Steve, I hope Dick will be much more in control and take the lead rather than the players making the club dance to thier tune.
Easy answer is sign by a certain date, find a new club or spend a season training with the youths well away from the first team football and see how what does for your career options.
I think the club has to take back control.

12.) 14 Jul 2018 09:06:41
Agree with you two. We don't want another contract saga this season. Offer him a decent deal with a deadline then if he doesn't sign look to sell.



20 Jun 2018 10:42:57
Sure I'm not alone in this but got to be said a new gk, dm looks imminent and a cb looks likely to go through on July 1st. Plus cover for bellerin. Big big well done to those doing the transfers. No messing around and getting what's needed early on. Makes a nice change doesn't it.


1.) 20 Jun 2018 10:54:33
Absolutely it does 16 and all the signings make sense too, no scratching the head thinking why?

2.) 20 Jun 2018 12:00:29
It does. It's players that improve the tea not just the squad. It's a nice feeling to know we can enjoy the rest of the transfer market when these are all done.

3.) 20 Jun 2018 12:40:11
The 4 playeds we've signed is a good start, but we need 3 more in my opinion. I believe we stil need another CB, CM and Wide player.


Ospina - £5m
Jenkinson - Free
Chambers - £15m
Wilshere - (£110k a week off wage bill)
Lucas Perez - £10m
Campbell - £5m

Bringing in Soyuncu (£35m) , Meyer (Free) and Gelson Martins (Free) .

Mertesacker, Cazorla, Wilshere and others leaving should have cleared a significant amount off our wage bill to accommodate this.

4.) 20 Jun 2018 12:48:38
We have a reason why next season might be different now rather just a hope that all our weaknesses would just disappear by magic as we did in the past.
We won't be champions next season but equally i don't think we will pushovers either and that's got to be progress, a season of no embarrassing displays and defeats would be most welcome and a very good starting point to build from.



13 May 2018 10:42:16
So Rui Faria has announced he is leaving Manchester United at the end of the season. Been with Jose a long time. I can't imagine he is leaving to take on another assistant role somewhere else.


1.) 13 May 2018 11:47:05
It's all getting a bit silly now as anything and everything that moves getting linked to the Arsenal job, let's hope Merry Berry doesn't leave the bbc or Theresa May the tory party over the next week or so:-)
Come to think of it my next door neighbours been talking about moving?

2.) 13 May 2018 13:23:32
Lol. True but he was being linked with before he announced he is leaving. Seems a bit of a coincidence.

3.) 13 May 2018 15:12:42
Gunner62. What we want is skill and stealth backed up with steel. Not all one or the other - both if which are disappointing and dull in equal measure.

4.) 13 May 2018 16:04:43
Urban George gave us plenty of steel and dullness, Arsenes teams of the lass decade had plenty of skills but all the steel of jelly on a plate.
If you had to pick Arsene or George to get us back on track who would you pick to give us the best chance of top 4 with the current squad next season?
George football ain't pretty but niether is 8 2 or 7 0 defeats at old Trafford and the bridge.

5.) 13 May 2018 16:35:43
I enjoyed watching GG just as much as AW. BUT didn't enjoy either when we lost regular. All this GG crap abput it being boring is well boring. Watching wengers teams defend is boring. Watching both win was great. I have fond memories of both but also bad ones from both.

6.) 13 May 2018 17:17:30
Steve at their peake in terms of entertainment Arsene was the Beatles and Elvis rolled into one and George was cliff and the shadows :-)
I've not enjoyed Arsenes Arsenal for a while now but when they were good, boy they were good.
George at his best had us like a will oiled machine that seldom broke down anywhere but at his worst he made Jose mourinho football look like Pep Gardiola brand during his Barcelona days.

7.) 13 May 2018 19:49:32
Gunner its all about winning.



09 May 2018 12:36:32
The more I seem to look into Enrique the more I'm concerned that we're considering him. Am I wrong on this but roma and celta he didn't set the world alight. And I seem to remember Ed001 saying he wasn't hugely popular at Barcelona with the fans.


1.) 09 May 2018 12:58:41
I'm working away for a couple of days and this morning at breakfast i was speaking to an Italian Juventius fan who said we are welcome to Allgeri as he is sick of Juve always playing counter attacking football.
Strangely enough he said he would be happy to swap Arsene for Allgeri.
Sounds fair to me as both teams get more of what they currently lack and less of what they do to much of.

2.) 09 May 2018 15:08:50
D16,i wholeheartedly agree with you. enrique is a decent but not pep guardiola level. He won't set the world alight in terms of tactics but he doesn't take rubbish from players. He had problems with totti at roma and even with messi at barca. He is hostile to the press too. I don't think he would suit arsenal at all.

Gunner mate, i do have the same problem with allegri. He is too defensive and pragmatic for me but no doubt he is a very tactical coach and he took juventus to two champions league finals i don't know what more he could have done with that ageing squad. I wouldn't mind if he came to us so long as he won titles.

3.) 09 May 2018 15:17:12
D it doesn't matter who you manage/ coach, if you have won what he has won, it must be respected that he can, given the tools actually deliver. That can't be said of every modern top coach. He obviously understands the ingredients to win. There are some exciting top coaches in this world who never win, just make teams exciting but don't get them ver the line. Until they do, there has to be a reason or flaw.

4.) 09 May 2018 18:13:48
Punani can you please tell me how someone can be too pragmatic in football? It must be one of the best possible attributes for a manager when values are not set at a constant. Could understand it if he were a chemist lol. Football is not an exact science. We have spent a lot of years with a manager who never makes a sub until the 70th minute and then it’s ususlly like for like. It’s not as if he’s a total tinker man.

5.) 09 May 2018 23:05:28
okay maybe i used the wrong meaning of pragmatic there sanogo. i mean a coach who is negative in his footballing philosophy. I can understand if a coach wants to sit back against a team that has more quality but a coach who wants to sit back against a team that has inferior quality that is what i find boring and allegri is like that at times.

I watch a lot of serie a football and i was shocked at how juventus would sit back against teams like roma and napoli while playing at home! why do that when you have the better team? and that is the issue some juventus fans have with allegri. They are like why is he that negative?

Sanogo football is an exact science to some coaches like guardiola and that is the difference between guardiola and wenger. with guardiola for example, he implements positional play. Not more than two players can be at the same vertical line at one point and not more than three players can be in the same horizontal line. There is discipline and organisation to how a team defends and attacks in a guardiola team.

This is done to keep the ball and disorient the oppossition. Wenger hitting a low at arsenal is not failure of attacking football because guardiola and klopp, known advocates of attacking football, have reached far this season. It is just that wenger's attacking football is chaotic and has no order to it. Guardiola's positional play and klopp's gegen pressing are just advanced and refined methods of wenger. Would you believe if i told you that all this attacking coaches; guardiola, klopp, nagelsmann etc have all being inspired by wenger?




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15 Jul 2018 22:51:58
Loved it Ed. Especially the sokratis song 🤣.




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23 Jun 2018 09:04:30
Look forward to that. Thanks Ed.




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07 Jun 2018 17:37:20
I think we should keep lacazette but can understand of not due to having aubameyang. As for ozil that's interesting Ed. You have any thoughts of your own what he will do with him. Ozil seems to have developed an attitude last few years. Like he's better than everyone else. Or perhaps that's just how the media are portraying him. Never met the guy so who knows.




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06 Jun 2018 00:25:55
😂 Not a fan of the English footballers Ed. To be fair there's many things about English players that annoy me. The attitude and lack of ability whilst the media hype them up and feed there egos even more.


{Ed002's Note - But there needs to be a balance. The issue is that a disproportionally high number of non-English players can articulate in English and come across better than the English players. I talk regularly to ex players who are smart, intelligent and good communicators = the same cannot be said for English players.}



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05 Jun 2018 23:39:31
Very true Ed. Perhaps I'm just hoping he can bring something we've been lacking for years. But valid points made there. Appreciate the response. I'm hoping its the first of a few signings.


{Ed002's Note - But to be fair he isn’t English so will be reasonably bright in terms of of footballers.}




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14 Jul 2018 09:06:41
Agree with you two. We don't want another contract saga this season. Offer him a decent deal with a deadline then if he doesn't sign look to sell.




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13 Jul 2018 18:09:53
Jack I do see what you're saying. But it seems like they're working more on the fitness which is good. And as for only basic things for defenders you watch any of our games over the last 5 plus years and tell me what you think of the basic defending of our team. Its just a refreshing change that there seems to be a more positive vibe around the club.




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12 Jul 2018 23:54:49
I'm a lot more confident about this season. He had addressed the weak areas. Maybe another cb would be nice and a winger but could still happen.




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08 Jul 2018 22:04:00
If he doesn't wanna leave then sell him. We've had far too many seasons with players contracts on the air. Its disrupting and just outright annoying.




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25 Jun 2018 19:51:13
Hope they announce him soon it's taking forever.