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10 Feb 2018 09:46:50
Ed,
It seems like we identify a position that needs strengthening, go after a target or two but if we fail then we leave the team with that weakness.
I read that Vertonghen was targeted and rejected us in 2012, Evans this window plus others yet no one else came in.
I understand we want quality and we have a budget plus players need to want to sign for us but surly we could have found a CD and not leave us in a weak position.
I read the same in your feedback comments on a regular basis. "If they don't sign X then they will leave it this window"
Why look at Nzonzi and Evens but not fill either. it happens to often & I don't know why it's not addressed

SY4

{Ed002's Note - Well all clubs look to players that thye think might make suitable signings but rarely do clubs sign all of their targets. Milan and Inter have both said in the past that they will have an initial list of 10 players for each position. Other clubs will only have one fixed target in mind. Arsenal, like many of the major sides, will not buy just for the sake of it, although I appreciate that in many cases the fans want to see signings and generally don't care who. Arsenal looked at Nzonzi with the idea of brining him in to improve the side - that was not possible. In terms of centre back, Arsenal made a very significant bid for one centre back (their first choice) and they added a youngster. The club has also made significant changes from the management perspective and you need to remember that this was the January window when clubs are reluctant to sell.}


1.) 10 Feb 2018 10:38:29
Good point Ed -, it’s just frustrating to see us not address a few key positions properly yet sign an expensive youngster ( Chambers ) or a cheap youngster Holding yet they go out on Liam leaving us still weak

Winter window is not the best yardstick and I should judge the new set up not old.

We seem to be CB and CDM away from a great side but have been a while.

Hoped Coq going would mean an in coming player

Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - Would you rather the club purchased players which are unwanted or wait?}


2.) 10 Feb 2018 10:39:54
To be clear - I don’t want signings for signings sake. I agree with only adding quality but other clubs add quality at decent prices in positions we require.

{Ed002's Note - So you would be happy to see players who the club don't want joining?}


3.) 10 Feb 2018 12:10:44
Wait for talent yes.


4.) 10 Feb 2018 18:22:48
How long are we going to wait for a holding mid?

{Ed002's Note - Much will depend on what happens regarding other changes in the summer but if AW stays then he will still ahve an interest in Jorginho and N'Zonzi.}


5.) 10 Feb 2018 18:30:26
Jorginho or Nzonzi? An absolute no brainer! Nzonzi is no where near Jorginho level.


6.) 10 Feb 2018 18:38:27
I appreciate that ed, my point being, maybe the summer will be too late. Plus our last buy in that position (xhaka) was/ is a failure, so the longer we wait the more damage is done. We could have got auba lazt summer and by the time we do get him, its too late. We always wait too long and it now isn't working.

{Ed002's Note - There is no opportunity to buy players before the summer Steve.}


7.) 10 Feb 2018 18:42:45
Sano, Nzonzi it is then. Lol.


8.) 10 Feb 2018 18:55:18
Ed, that's my point, it always seems too late. By the time the summer comes, there will be a new obstacle.


9.) 10 Feb 2018 19:10:28
That was kind of my point Steve. We seem to agree too much now.

I am happy waiting for talent and quality but we seem to wait forever while other teams add quality in the same area we are looking for. That’s frustrating.

I don’t want 6 additions for the sake of it but I expect the scouting network to find a quality CB or CDM within two windows.


10.) 11 Feb 2018 05:20:20
Dembele was sublime yesterday. We badly need a top quality midfield combo, Jean Seri comes to my mind, but I don't think he would agree to come to us.


11.) 11 Feb 2018 11:53:17
I think with the new appointments arsenal started to purchase players differently, and for that I hope we will see some quality signings at the back. Although CB are bery rare these days.
However we still need wenger out of the door for any future progress.


 

 

21 Jan 2018 19:46:24
Eds

What defensive positions are we hoping to recruit for in Jan. Who are the main targets?

Seems like we are addressing the attack again but no point runnng a bath with the plug out.

Thanks and thanks for all your hard work over the years.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly answer questions about timing but between now and the summer Arsenal will continue to look for a goalkeeper (having lost out on at least two of the first three considered), one CB has already arrived but they will add another and a left back.}


1.) 22 Jan 2018 19:27:51
Left back we already have Monreal, kolasinac, Maitland-Niles unless Monreal is sold we don't need a lb if. He is moved onseggason from Fulham and Philip max would be good options but we need a right back to. Challenge Bellerin maybe Schelotto or Danilo Perreira.


2.) 22 Jan 2018 19:11:01
Another Left back? WE currently have nacho and Kolasinac so unless Arsene is considering playing kola in CDM why would we need another LB? especially considering maitland niles seemingly does a good enough job there. Not doubting you ed's just curious.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps they should stop looking then?


3.) 22 Jan 2018 21:11:54
Is rocchia still the lb target ed?

{Ed002's Note - hHe has been of interest.}


4.) 22 Jan 2018 21:37:50
Are we looking at any British players ed? Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe not for these positions.}


5.) 22 Jan 2018 22:12:23
Thanks Ed. Appreciate the reply ~ slightly surprised we aren’t looking at a CDM. That’s a concern. I assume the feeling is a Elneny or Granite is sufficient even with coq’s departure. I also assume that we looking at Auba.

Really appreciate the info and know you just deliver the news, you don’t make it.


6.) 23 Jan 2018 10:15:59
Hi Ed002 - Yes, I found it extremely odd that we reportedly tried to get Luke Shaw included in the Sanchez deal, although Wenger has not always include Kolasinac and seems to have moved Monreal to CB more often than playing him at LB.


 

 

24 Dec 2017 20:06:20
Ed, do you think we will sign Leon Bailey, Nzonzi and a centrehalf in the Jan window? Do you think we will be successful in improving defence, midfield and attack?

SY4

{Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly comment on the timing of transfers. Arsenal maintain an interest in both players and a centre half.}


 

 

06 Nov 2017 23:21:59
We have to start being honest - with the fans, players and footballing world. We weren't good enough on Saturday and were outplayed all over the pitch. We were lucky City showed us too much respect at 2 nil plus were having a bad day at the office in front of goal otherwise it could have been embarrassing.

We were poor and didn't create much. Poorly organised and made crap decisions in a game that were unprofessional and put us under pressure from the start.
Tell it how it is and don't blame the ref or linesman - we were poor and I for one would feel better if the club admitted that. You can build on honesty.
Sort it out Wenger - i'll be the biggest fan you ever lose
Stan

SY4

1.) 07 Nov 2017 08:38:57
Got your picture on my wall, and it reminds me that it's not so bad.


2.) 07 Nov 2017 10:30:28
You forgot the ‘P. S. we should be together too’.


3.) 08 Nov 2017 21:15:39
The fans from what I can see are as honest as the days long. It's Wenger who needs to start with the honesty . It was offside sterling dived etc. How are players going to wise up when your manger makes excuse after excuse.


4.) 09 Nov 2017 23:25:11
That’s my point.


 

 

30 Sep 2017 16:49:32
Ed, I know Wenger has a two year contract but with Carlo Ancelotti current position - will the club try to get him in place or tie him down to manage next season or will we continue as is with Wenger and miss out on a great opportunity?

SY4

{Ed001's Note - Wenger is in charge of his own destiny mate.}


1.) 02 Oct 2017 06:18:24
Wenger will be at the club for at least the nest two seasons. However, I have always admired Ancelotti, although my current flavour of the month is Marco Silva wh appears to be doing a fine job at Watford.


2.) 03 Oct 2017 21:12:26
Eds, laccazette jokes he's trying to convince Greizman to join him at Arsenal this coming summer. Arsenal were never linked with him. Is there any slight interest in the player?

{Ed001's Note - there was a while ago, but, ironically enough, Lacazette was the option instead of him. I don't know of any revived interest, but it is a while until the window.}


3.) 04 Oct 2017 11:26:47
Cheers for the response eds. Lacazette, Griezman and Lemar, French trio up front. Would never happen. How could Arsenal possible make a profit buying those 2 lol.


4.) 04 Oct 2017 20:29:22
If the media are to be believed, I remember us reportedly having an interest in Griezmann when he was at Sociedad, just before he burst onto the National team and became an established world class player.


5.) 04 Oct 2017 21:13:59
If I remember correctly TPG it was the same time Carlos vela was at sociadad and doing fairly well. I'm sure I heard somewhere that we tried to involve vela in the deal as he was on loan at the time .


 

 

 

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22 Apr 2018 21:31:48
Think Per is going to do a great job developing the youngsters and ensuring they keep their feet on the ground - a great ambassador for the club

Loved his bond with Lacazette

I told you,". . . "When you work hard, you will get your chances."

Came over to celebrate with Lacazette after the game as clearly helping him

SY4

1.) 23 Apr 2018 02:42:17
When Gazidis talked of a bold appointment, could it beMertesacker?


2.) 23 Apr 2018 08:18:53
Yipi, prehaps his first singing will be that young lad Rice from West ham as a replacement for himself:-)


 

 

22 Apr 2018 19:56:31
Aubameyang Poking fun at Kane - brilliant and exactly what social media was designed for. bullying ( joke )

May be they will give him Rambo's goal?

SY4

1.) 22 Apr 2018 20:31:05
The worst thing that could happen to Harry is to win the golden boot by that goal, if I was his mate I'd tell him to get in on the act and laugh at his own silliness by posting jokes about himself, it's the only way out of this crazy mess.


 

 

22 Apr 2018 19:50:55
Not great news on the injury front from Wenger:

"Jack had a training session today and he looked positive so he has a good chance to be available for Thursday, " added Wenger.

"Ozil was sickness [flu] so I cannot tell you much more about that. We will have to see how he recovers tomorrow [Monday].

"But Mkhitaryan won't be available on Thursday. "

Need Jack and Mkhitaryan more in the home leg than away. hopefully Jack and Ozil are fit as we lacked creativity today and will struggle to break AM down with Granit, Rambo, Danny etc. We need some serious locksmiths plus discipline elsewhere

Rambo needs to be on the end of the pass not the creator. Ozil and Mkhitaryan transform our attacking options. 🙏.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - It is not too bad to be honest. The club had already put it in the PR update that Mkhitaryan would be not considered until the last game of the month as the earliest.}


 

 

22 Apr 2018 09:49:29
So Perez and Mustafi were not Wenger signings and Wenger wanted to improve defence in the window but was over ruled . . interesting stories coming through. Ivan seems to have grown a set but perhaps over stepped the mark rather than demanding success and a defence

SY4

1.) 22 Apr 2018 10:29:35
There will be lots of stories mate some will have some truth others will be pure fantasy designed to sway people's opinions the way the story tellers wish.
The real truth? I doubt we will ever know.


2.) 22 Apr 2018 11:38:43
Looking forward to the autobiography as I really want to know WTF happened over the last 10 years.


3.) 22 Apr 2018 13:11:27
I've read his autobiography already.

100 pages long. The first 50 pages are great, the last 50 are boring 😂😂.


 

 

22 Apr 2018 09:44:56
If winning the premiership with €1BN war chest is just as easy as Celtic winning the Scottish League - both clubs win the league in April with ease. . is Rodgers as good as Pep. . I could win the league with City's squad and budget but not sure I could win with Celtic. 😐

Carlo Ancelotti for me - think he can handle the EPL, set up at Arsenal and budget plus he's a big name and successful manager.

SY4

1.) 22 Apr 2018 10:15:03
Did you hear what ed01 said about Ancelotti at Bayern where the players were going to the local park to do there own training as his was so bad? 🤔.


2.) 22 Apr 2018 11:39:45
Forgot about that - who do you want and why?

I agree with Steve - shake up the board and manger.


3.) 22 Apr 2018 12:15:01
Personally I want Allegri but qualifying for the Champions League may well be required to achieve that.

Gazidis has spoken big words again and really needs to deliver on them.


4.) 22 Apr 2018 12:19:30
Emergency press conference at 5pm today - new manger announcement? If so, it must be someone not currently working at a club at present.

Who could that be?


5.) 22 Apr 2018 16:57:37
I think you might have copped a bit of hit seeking fake news there SY mate as I can't find anyone credible reporting a press conference by the club today mate.


6.) 22 Apr 2018 19:44:08
D’oh.


 

 

 

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18 Feb 2018 13:42:19
Sorry Ed, are you saying these are the two only / main options

Simeone and Ancelott

Thanks.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - No, I haven't said that.}


 

 

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10 Feb 2018 19:10:28
That was kind of my point Steve. We seem to agree too much now.

I am happy waiting for talent and quality but we seem to wait forever while other teams add quality in the same area we are looking for. That’s frustrating.

I don’t want 6 additions for the sake of it but I expect the scouting network to find a quality CB or CDM within two windows.

SY4

 

 

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10 Feb 2018 12:10:44
Wait for talent yes.

SY4

 

 

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10 Feb 2018 10:39:54
To be clear - I don’t want signings for signings sake. I agree with only adding quality but other clubs add quality at decent prices in positions we require.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - So you would be happy to see players who the club don't want joining?}


 

 

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10 Feb 2018 10:38:29
Good point Ed -, it’s just frustrating to see us not address a few key positions properly yet sign an expensive youngster ( Chambers ) or a cheap youngster Holding yet they go out on Liam leaving us still weak

Winter window is not the best yardstick and I should judge the new set up not old.

We seem to be CB and CDM away from a great side but have been a while.

Hoped Coq going would mean an in coming player

Thanks again.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - Would you rather the club purchased players which are unwanted or wait?}


 

 

 

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22 Apr 2018 20:23:58
He said :

"Is the opportunity to get Arsenal back into the Champions League? Or is the opportunity to get Arsenal to win the Premier League?

"If it is the latter, one of two things has to happen. They have to have a manager who can punch above his weight, and the second thing that can happen is Arsenal's board start to match the spending of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, but that isn't likely.

Spot on really.

SY4

 

 

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22 Apr 2018 19:52:23
Would rather the blues win - can’t stand Jose.

SY4

 

 

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22 Apr 2018 19:44:08
D’oh.

SY4

 

 

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22 Apr 2018 19:43:16
Perhaps Lacca wasn’t fit before?

Wenger was criticised for dropping PEA - he can’t win really.

Wouldn’t have made a great difference this season anyway

If he’s fit and confident going into the Semi - Wengers done his job.

SY4

 

 

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22 Apr 2018 12:19:30
Emergency press conference at 5pm today - new manger announcement? If so, it must be someone not currently working at a club at present.

Who could that be?

SY4