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05 Aug 2018 10:27:51
Perez looks like he is going sporting Lisbon for 4.5 Mill well cheap but at least gets wages down.

1.) 05 Aug 2018 11:52:44
Another player, that was an absolute waste of millions and millions of pounds.

2.) 05 Aug 2018 13:06:21
Feel sorry for the lad, he was a pawn in a PR game but he desperately wanted a chance to prove himself for us.
I personally don't think he was good enough for premier league top 4 hopeful club but that wasn't his fault, we signed him and he had the right to expect a reasonable chance.
The lad was treated badly in my opinion.

3.) 05 Aug 2018 19:10:59
And now he could be joining west ham what the hell.



03 Aug 2018 14:43:57
I see iwobi signed a new long term deal.

1.) 03 Aug 2018 15:28:50
Woop woop.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 15:55:36
Jay jays nephew! Yey lol.

3.) 03 Aug 2018 21:17:56
So that's Xhaka and Iwobi both given long term deals, ummm I can see where this is going
We should be releasing Pea on a free anytime soon for over achievement:-)

4.) 05 Aug 2018 02:29:25
Emery clearly has seen enough in Iwobi and Xhaka to extend their deals and I was impressed by Iwobi against Lazio.

5.) 05 Aug 2018 11:20:00
Rg, maybe, they were both discussed and things put in place before world cup and pre Dick. He may not have had any say.

6.) 05 Aug 2018 20:19:17
It makes no odds as to who's decision it was to extend their deals if they don't produce Dick will be blamed for keeping them beyond this season if they don't improve.
Dick has a one season free pass then as of next summer it's his gig entirely, luckily he doesn't strike me as the type to make excuses for himself or accept them from others either.



10 Jul 2018 17:20:42
Hi eds is the young French kid likely to sign this week as well do you know as I thought he also has had a medical with arsenal.

{Ed001's Note - I expect so.}

1.) 10 Jul 2018 18:30:24
Video circling showing him signing contract, nothing official as of yet.

2.) 10 Jul 2018 19:49:24
Thanks Ed and sonogoal.

{Ed001's Note - I have to be honest, I don't know why they didn't do a double dip announcement.}

3.) 11 Jul 2018 05:43:10
That's what I thought they would of done I can't see any more coming in now unless a few leave glad w done all transfers early this season.



28 Jun 2018 18:50:39
Ed is torreira coming to arsenal or is there still stuff to be done as some are saying done deal some saying not done have you any idea thanks.

{Ed001's Note - it can't be done until he does a medical and signs. Done deals are when it is all signed and sealed, so ignore anything saying that other than official site. It is pretty much agreed and he is expected to sign.}

1.) 28 Jun 2018 22:23:33
That's good enough for me, everything that can possibly be done at this stage has been done by Arsenal and we can't ask for more than that.
We all want it comfirmed yesterday but a world cup year always calls for more patience than ever.

2.) 28 Jun 2018 21:05:17
Ed can we get some info on Caglar Soyuncu please? Or any further targets?

{Ed001's Note - all I know about him is that he is keen to join and Arsenal are trying to sort out a deal. The problem is that the two clubs are not quite on the same wavelength in terms of price.}

3.) 28 Jun 2018 22:53:28
Thanks for the reply Ed mind is more at ease now.

{Ed001's Note - it is one of those deals that is being held up by the World Cup mate.}

4.) 29 Jun 2018 05:34:24
OK thanks.

{Ed001's Note - welcome. Just hope he doesn't play too well and someone jumps in and gazumps you!}

5.) 29 Jun 2018 10:35:15
Thanks Ed!

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

6.) 29 Jun 2018 10:37:56
I hope so to ed.

{Ed001's Note - should be quite a new look to your side next season, going to be interesting.}

7.) 29 Jun 2018 13:58:28
Yeah it's going to be weird not seeing wenger though do you see more than the Greek guy guy and this midfielder coming in Ed.

8.) 30 Jun 2018 11:48:51
What have you made of our business so far ed? . I think it has been sensible thus far! Looks like we are addressing areas that every tim dick and Harry have been pointing out for years.

{Ed001's Note - looks a big step forward to me. Be interesting to see how things go next season.}

9.) 30 Jun 2018 13:49:41
I hope so ed. I not be the optimist but I think we will be in the mix for top four.



12 Jun 2018 22:37:48
From what i see on transfer pages not this one i hear the greek lad from Dortmund is a done deal but xant be announced until july the first as of financial year is this true does any one know.

1.) 12 Jun 2018 23:02:54
Seems to be the case.

2.) 12 Jun 2018 23:42:08
Er ok! Sounds weird to me but I'm not up with financial technicalities and the likes.




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09 Aug 2018 13:56:16
Looks like just out goings no incoming today shame think we needed more.

1.) 09 Aug 2018 17:50:29
How many more, get too many then it takes a lot to integrate everyone.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 18:09:31
Some of these โ€œfansโ€ will never be satisfied. Considering the kind of budget management was allegedly working with the window was a huge success.



09 Aug 2018 08:29:37
Hopefully we get another cb and a winger today but I ain't holding my breath on any coming in today.

1.) 09 Aug 2018 10:56:40
Agreed. Loaning Chambers and selling Perez leaves our squad too light in my opinion. Our first choice attacking options are great, but after that its Welbeck, Iwobi. that's it. not good enough.

Same with CB, Mavropanos and Holding are our backups until Jan when Kos is back.

Cant help but feel like we've messed up here.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 16:59:07
Perez going has hardly left us light, how much was he? ยฃ13 million with a goal return.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 18:31:19
So our attacking options to fill 4 positions:

Augbumeyang, Lacazette, Welbeck, Nketiah, Ozil, Iwobi, Mhkitaryan and Nelson.

Those backup 4 are likely going to be Welbeck, Nketiah, Iwobi and Nelson. i'm sorry but that is simply not good enough. Not saying Lucas Perez was the answer but we should have got somebody in.

Compared to our rivals bench/ squad its not good enough.

City - Gabriel, Mahrez, Bernardo Silva
Spurs - Llorente, Lucas, Lamela
United - Rashford, Martial, Mata

We start to lose afew through injury (which we definitely will) and we're buggered.



06 Aug 2018 10:12:16
I bet all the eds are happy the transfer window shuts early and thanks for all your hard work guys.

{Ed001's Note - it will just mean all the talk will be of outs for a few weeks.}

1.) 06 Aug 2018 12:33:30
I'm not sure how the Eds feel because it's you who are on the receiving end of all the questions etc, but I feel this summer has been a little more sane with a dramatic decrease in random bizarre crazy questions about random players many of which in the past have been impossible for anyone to know, like does " Ronaldo ever have reacuring dreams about playing for Arsenal one day " :-)

{Ed025's Note - you dont see the ones that get deleted G62..

2.) 06 Aug 2018 14:27:14
Ed025, have a question about this transfer window for you mate.

Is it double glazed?

{Ed025's Note - no sharpy...but it can be pane in the arse at times mate.. :)

3.) 06 Aug 2018 14:49:10
Fair comment Ed025 mate, I can only imagine there are some bizarre ones mate :-)

{Ed025's Note - there certainly are G62, some you would not believe mate..

4.) 07 Aug 2018 04:13:43
At the end of the window you should put them all in a round up article of questions asked by muppets, could be funny! ๐Ÿ˜‚.

{Ed025's Note - i will try and keep some mate..

5.) 07 Aug 2018 13:56:31
Do you ever get asked "are we going to sign Jesus Christ as i hear he is good on crosses" Ed?



25 Jul 2018 17:19:38
Do you see ozil or Ramsey as our number 10 next season.

1.) 25 Jul 2018 19:16:14
It's both of thems best positions but Mesut is better at it, I see no where other than there where Aaron is better than decent, in midfield the Scorpion kicks are fantastic and runs into the box are excellent but the game saving tackles are non existent.

2.) 25 Jul 2018 20:12:47
Ozil is our best 10 by far but ramsey is more versatile from deeper.

3.) 25 Jul 2018 22:38:37
Ramsey is an attacking minded player who in big games might chip in with a bit of graft, cup games ect with a medal attached but ultimately he's only interested in being involved in the goals for column not stopping goals against, the deeper or wider he's played the weaker Arssnal become.

Supporting the attack is his game and supporting the defence just not in his natural make up.
Pea Miki Ozil Ramsey Lacasette fitting them all into one attack comes at a cost elsewhere and that elsewhere is team ballance and success.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 00:21:03
I agree g62 I think it's hard to fit more than 3 of them in without giving too much work for everyone else. But that's the main thing I hope emery does differently to wenger:either has a magic wand to wave that makes everyone put a shift in and stick to the jobs they're meant to or doesn't bother picking those that don't because their names look better. I'm also really hopeful mkhi can get close to his dortmund form, if he can get close to that, then he should be well ahead of Ramsey too!

5.) 26 Jul 2018 09:30:21
Ramsey for me is a bit like Xakha decent enough squad cover but not good enough either as attking midfielder or defensive midfilder to really make a difference in the big games. Ramsey performs best in the Ozil role but just not as good as him and Wenger squeezed him in out wide too many times to the detriment of the team balance. If he is not commited sell up and get either a proper winger or another DM as I think in hard away games you need 2 better defensive midfielders.

6.) 26 Jul 2018 00:21:03
I agree g62 I think it's hard to fit more than 3 of them in without giving too much work for everyone else. But that's the main thing I hope emery does differently to wenger:either has a magic wand to wave that makes everyone put a shift in and stick to the jobs they're meant to or doesn't bother picking those that don't because their names look better. I'm also really hopeful mkhi can get close to his dortmund form, if he can get close to that, then he should be well ahead of Ramsey too!

7.) 26 Jul 2018 11:24:20
Personally I'd go for

Pea up top with Mesut and Miki behind him Eden mate, but then again I'd play 3 4 3 too as I think it covers an awful lot of areas where we are not yet as strong as we hopefully will become in the years ahead.
I know that isn't Dicks style and that's cool but it's just my preferred formation when you don't have all the players you need to play as you would ideally want.



11 Jul 2018 22:08:21
Still proud of the boys.

1.) 11 Jul 2018 22:17:19
Me too mate, they gave all THEY had to give, maybe others had and have more but you can't give more than YOUR all.
Germany in 2010 took a young team and lost in the semi final then 2014 that same team became champions, it's all positive even if disappointing.

2.) 11 Jul 2018 22:40:04
Yes, regardless they got to the semis of a world cup. But no cigar.

3.) 11 Jul 2018 23:10:26
You sound almost pleased Steve?
You need to take a look at yourself Geeza.

4.) 12 Jul 2018 00:44:11
Its called realism gunner, i have no need to look at myself.

5.) 12 Jul 2018 08:08:32
Last season I said Arsenal would finish 5th to 7th Steve and that turned out to be realistic but had we finished 2nd 3ptd behind City then I would have been wrong plain and simple.
This summer I thought England would be last 16 also rans before the competition stated but that turned out to be totally wrong because they were 45 minutes from the world cup final it's self.
I prefer realism to pretend rose tinted optimism based on nothing but wishful thinking but sometimes we all get it wrong mate and 3 weeks ago me you and many others underestimated this England team and this England manager and trying to deny that did the courty proud by getting within 45 minutes of the final isn't realistic it's simply stubbornly refusing to be wrong.

6.) 12 Jul 2018 12:56:30
You two having a tiff ๐Ÿ˜€ thatโ€™s my boy g62 your fully back on team optimism and ready to slay the pessimistic dark lord steve ๐Ÿ˜‚.

7.) 12 Jul 2018 14:55:34
Gunnee, i have never under estimated or over estimated this england team. They got to the semi finals, which in the books looks great. They haven't really pulled any trees up with their performances. The hype over them has been rediculous. They won't ever have an easier route to win the thing than this year. I just don't get embroiled in the hype, that we played fantastic and have moved forward in our performances. I thought the whole time the papers and media have over hyped what really went on.

8.) 12 Jul 2018 17:11:33
Sorry sausage fingers, gunner.

9.) 12 Jul 2018 19:49:15
Steve I don't care about the papers mate i just go with my own eyes ears and mind, the manager isn't the best but did his best, the players aren't the bast but did their best and the public responded to both and got behind them because they accepted they weren't the best or most talented but rejected they were giving it their best.
Personally I don't know what more people can do than that and I don't need sky or any news paper to make respect anyone who gives 100%.

10.) 12 Jul 2018 20:00:10
Agree gunner, i think they all gave 100% and great to them but as far as performance goes, it was pretty average. But like we all say the hisory book will show they got to the semi final. I like what southgate did, got rid of the old guard but the new guard are lacking for me but they are young.

11.) 12 Jul 2018 21:48:28
They are young mate and who knows where they will all be in 2 years let alone 4 years time
Danny Sturridge had a great 2014 with Liverpool and went into Brazil 2014 as the main man up front who would have thought 4 years on he would be out on a limb loaned out and struggling with WBA.
Some of this 23 man squad will fade away some others will let it go to their heads and think they are kings but hopefully some will kick on and along with some of the England world and European champions at under 17 19 and 20 make it to euro 2020 and Qatar 2022 with their feet still on the ground and maybe just maybe go one better than the class of 2018 and make the final it self.
We are in much better shape than when we left Brazil and France and once more the public are on their side and that alone is something I didn't expect from Russia 2018 for us and has to be a huge plus for the players and manager.




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06 Aug 2018 14:16:55
Thought he was going Everton 32 mil.



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05 Aug 2018 19:10:59
And now he could be joining west ham what the hell.



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25 Jul 2018 17:16:13
Id like Zahawouod love Bailey at the club thoough.



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15 Jul 2018 22:17:17
Great shark pod ed.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}



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11 Jul 2018 05:43:10
That's what I thought they would of done I can't see any more coming in now unless a few leave glad w done all transfers early this season.




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09 Aug 2018 13:55:33
OK thanks for the info.



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09 Aug 2018 13:14:15
I though you could until August 31st.

{Ed002's Note - No.}



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09 Aug 2018 13:13:57
I thought you could get players on loan till end of August.



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09 Aug 2018 13:13:21
Needed more we never sign what we need new manager but sane terrible board who won't put much money in to us.



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06 Aug 2018 14:59:44
Everton/ burnley.