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14 Jan 2019 22:59:15
Ed 02 do you know if it is right we have been offered €10 by juve to let ramsey go. I know you don't like talking money but have you heard anything. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It is rather more than €10 but they do want him now and Benatia is another option.}

1.) 15 Jan 2019 13:10:21
I'd take benatia and let Ramsey go now.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 14:44:02
Just realised i missed the million out of first post. Doh!

3.) 15 Jan 2019 17:38:25
Yes, they have doubled their offer by adding a glass of Chianti to the bid Steve.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 14:42:52
Thanks for that Ed 02.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 17:52:49
One of the few fine things to come from Italy Epping . We should bite their hand off.



14 Jan 2019 22:56:02
Since the summer Ozil joined, Arsenal have spent on transfers £378 million. we have recouped £77 million. I think its plain to see why this club has been struggling.


1.) 14 Jan 2019 23:20:40
No question the buying and contract management of players has been woeful to put it mildly and that's why the Sven men have been brought in by the club. Who knows the club might just feel a little less nervous in future if they start seeing the assets they invest increase in value rather than simply vanish into thin air.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 00:14:09
The list of players we have lost money on or like sanchez lost out on when their market value was lost. Ok not now but his market value was £80 big ones, we got way below that in the deal. Gabriel, Lucas etc not big buys as such but bought and sold at a loss in a short time.

3.) 15 Jan 2019 04:10:27
Agree with both Steve and G62. I'd still take a loss on Mustafi if it meant getting rid tomorrow though. We desperately need a CB.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 06:22:31
We have been operating like that for years Steve, constantly letting players go to rivals for below market value and getting shafted when going into the transfer market too late as was the Wenger way.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 08:12:04
It seemed to all start with RVP moving to United a move that hurt Arsene personally, after that we seem to give any player who might just one day be a top player ridicules wages not to leave and of course the players quickly learned how to play the game with Arsene in order to get more than their true value in wages.



14 Jan 2019 20:21:51
This season is about transition and change, if people can't or won't give Dick or Tom or whoever enough time to get right or get wrong ( i don't know anyone who gets everything right and nothing wrong) then we can't expect anyone ever to come to this club and put it back. Dick is a very good manager, a very highly decorated manager, for goodness sake let him get on with it and let him get things wrong. Then maybe when it has been time to digest the level of problems that need to be addressed, then give him time to address it. The squad had ad still has problems of not his doing, he isn't Dynamo. Oh wait!


1.) 14 Jan 2019 21:32:05
Next up Chelsea United Cardiff and City Steve given its Dicks first season what would be acceptable mate, 3pts v Cardiff and free to concentrate on the europa league 100% :-)

2.) 14 Jan 2019 21:54:58
Amen to that Steve 🙏🏻.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 22:23:32
Gunner, our home record is pretty good, if we beat chelski next week, happy days, if we dont, i think pretty much cups all the way and a bit more experimenting with the team for me.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 22:36:55
Glen, I've never thought about being a preacher man. Lol Are they opinionated like me.

5.) 14 Jan 2019 22:53:53
What about United in the cup Steve? Do you think Dick can out smart Ole given he's been in the job slightly longer :-)

6.) 14 Jan 2019 23:55:00
Gunner, why not, we will find out soon enough.

7.) 15 Jan 2019 10:13:20
I guess so Steve mate. All hail Pope Emery.



31 Dec 2018 19:36:20
Anyway, Happy new year to all, eds and arsenal fc.


1.) 01 Jan 2019 11:18:37
Happy new year Steve mate.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 17:23:56
Happy new year, Steve to you and your family.



27 Dec 2018 19:25:17
Is it likely Ever Banega could be an Arsenal player in january.


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer "likely" questions but as I have said Emery likes the player but the club are not so keen, but if the preferred choices are not available he may need to be considered.}

1.) 27 Dec 2018 20:28:42
Why are the club not keen Ed02, his age?

{Ed002's Note - There are younger preferred choices who can be part of the team for the longer term.}

2.) 29 Dec 2018 22:52:01
Hopefully the club can see 1.2.or 3 centre halves should b me out first purchases.




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19 Jan 2019 17:05:25
Not sure i agree 100% with todays team but nobody could argue Dick isn't trying everything under the sun this season to wring all he can out of this lopsided squad. 4 at the back midfield three, auba lacca and ramsey up front. he's outed iwobi, he's outed mustaffi and he's trying to cover for the useless xhaka in midfield by flanking him with torreira and Gouendouzi. Just go out and perform!


1.) 19 Jan 2019 17:19:03
What is it that you disagree with steve mate?
A lot better than the last few matches.
I think ramsey will play behing the two strikers most of the match. At least there is some one can create chance ot two.

2.) 19 Jan 2019 17:30:34
If the side has to include Xhaka that's as good as it gets but personally I'd swap Xhaka for Maitland Niles.

{Ed0333's Note - I’d swap Therese May for Xhaka

3.) 19 Jan 2019 17:48:19
Jerry Corbyn would do or even Dianne Abbot at a push but why always always Xhaka no matter what, it's a mystery that needs explaining.

4.) 19 Jan 2019 18:29:09
Surely 62 if we play Dianne Abbot we would play 4-5-8 😂COYG.



16 Jan 2019 18:48:36
A great read about Dick on skysports today. Good piece of fact and how he thinks.


1.) 17 Jan 2019 07:09:57
We have to be patient with Emery, as he was left a weak squad by Wenger and many problems; poorly conditioned injury prone players, players on long expensive deals, players on short deals, etc. His summer signings have been decent; Torreira is arguably our best player, Guendouzi is a fine young player, Sokratis is our best CB, Leno improved our goalkeeping options and Lichsteiner a one season free transfer stop-gap. Emery appears to have decided to let Ramsey, Ozil, Cech, Welbeck and Elneny depart, as well as others. We now need to bring in more players that Emery wants. The next one appears to be Denis Suarez and hopefully at least one more player this window and another 5 are necessary this summer when players depart. The damage done by Gazidis and Wenger. during the post move Emirates move, will take time to repair. If we maket2 signings this window and 5 in the summer, Emery will then have made 12 signings, plus youngsters coming through, he will then have a squad being formed by him, not a failing squad that won nothing last season and finished 6th.

2.) 17 Jan 2019 09:27:49
Seriously you have to stop playing the blaming game, since he arrived nothing changed with our defensive organisations, in fact we are leaking more goal than before. We weren’t saying all that when we were on the 22 winning run. He applaused for wins he should be plamed when we lose.

3.) 17 Jan 2019 10:20:56
I don’t need rate Leno at all as an improvement no better than ospina or cech.



16 Jan 2019 15:07:54
Just to show how things are twisted in some dodgy media rumour outlet, one said.
Carrasco wanted by Arsenal and Man utd but he won't end up at either, Arsenal can't afford him and Man utd won't pay his wages demand because they have too many players all ready who can play in his position. And some people believe crap like that!


1.) 16 Jan 2019 16:00:20
Never let the truth get in the way of a story that gets hits Steve, I think that's the modern motto of most (not all modern journalist)



13 Jan 2019 21:20:05
Ed02, can we get excited by the prospect of benatia from juve being swapped with Ozil. Or do you think it it rubbish. Can you enlighten us on anything to do with the proposed swap. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Benatia for Ramsey is more likely.}

1.) 13 Jan 2019 22:01:37
Sorry, yes that's what i meant, thank you. So there is a likelyhood.

2.) 13 Jan 2019 22:07:34
Anything tangible that improves our defence has to be exciting and as far as I'm concerned they can take both Ramsey anc Ozil who don't want to play for us for whatever reason.



12 Jan 2019 20:24:48
Cheer up lads, citeh wasn't improving with pep after 6 months, Liverpool fans wanted useless klopp out because he couldn't organise his defence and solskjar has turned utd into the best team in the league in 5 games. Lol.


1.) 12 Jan 2019 20:45:55
Hopefully Dick will turn it around too mate but so far it's business as usual at Arsenal with absolutely no sign of anything changing for the better, the future no one knows but the reality is as we stand it's same old same old with a different manager.

{Ed002's Note - Well, as I said he was never the first choice coach and I was certainly unconvinced by him. But keep in mind there have been a lot of expensive changes made over the past year and that cannot be sustained without finding the spaces in the squad and the money through sales. If they cannot get the players they want they have to make knee jerk purchases or wait.}

2.) 12 Jan 2019 20:58:23
Ed 02, i agree, Rome wasnt built in a day and arsenal won't go from 6th to challenging top 4 in a couple of months. What i don't get is though, how did he win all those europa league trophies and why on earth did PSG think he was good enough for them, if he isn't a good coach.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 21:54:19
Hi Ed002 hope you good mate. Out of curiosity who was arsenal's first choice coach? Didn't Gazidis say that Unai was the unanimous choice?

{Ed002's Note - I dealt with this at the time.}

4.) 12 Jan 2019 22:08:59
It's not about what Dick has or hasn't done before Steve it's about what he has and does do at Arsenal.
So far change has proved underwhelming to say the least mate with little to no improvement anywhere and defensively where as awful as before he arrived.
I don't think anyone expected instant transformation but there is no sign of improving to be seen and that's worrying mate even you must be disappointed?

5.) 12 Jan 2019 22:13:37
Do You mind reminding me ED please? I don't remember you mentioning that bit of info. Why did the club say Emery was the first choice then?

{Ed0333's Note - i was referencing many a conversation we both had about how Nagelsmann would be a good fit for you guys. I remember both of us eulogizing about him. As I recollect I made no mention of the Arsenal hierarchy talking to Nagelsmann about the Arsenal job.

6.) 12 Jan 2019 22:23:27
Yes i rememmber me and you having that discussion. I thought you meant Emery wasn't the first choice for the Arsenal board. Was he the unanimous choice or is it true that he was picked because he was willing to work with what he had as oppossed to the likes of allegri who wanted money?

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}

7.) 12 Jan 2019 22:26:57
Nevertheless it was a shocking decison by the Arsenal board not to talk to nagelsmann. He is a miracle worker. The same can't be said of Emery. He couldn't achieve anything with that PSG in Europe with all their money, what will he achieve with Arsenal that is stripped of cash? I never saw the logic in hiring him.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 00:12:09
Punani, do enlighten me on this miracle worker who has a win % of 43 at Leipzig and has won what in his career. Not knocking him just saying he would be a massive risk.

9.) 13 Jan 2019 01:12:11
Sorry, if the post comes up on nagelsman, i meant Hoffenheim.

10.) 13 Jan 2019 10:46:53
Nagelsmann is still a very young coach but what he has done at hoffenheim is exceptional. He is one of the few coaches who actually improves players. He took a relegation team into the top four in bundesliga in his first full season. In his second season, he finished above teams like borrusia and leverkusen that had far better players. THe only reason they were above leverkusen and dortumund was due to the quality of the coach. His training sessions are revolutionary.

Since it was clear that Arsenal is not a team that is willing to spend, it was my opinion that coaches that are tactically astute and known to punch above their weight like tuchel, pochettino or nagelsmann and ones who have a history of improving players where we get to perhaps buy them, improve them and then sell them for profit, are more suited to Arsenal than a luis enrique or a unai Emery.

The ideal scenario is where we get an A list manager, very proven like an allegri and give him money to spend but there is no way that is happening under kroenke. Best we can hope for is coach who can punch above his weight or kroenke sells the club and we get an owner who is willing to invest.

11.) 13 Jan 2019 11:34:27
I don't get it Punani, emery was doing similar things to that before he went to psg. Nagelsman, Smagelsman or ever would need time at arsenal. i'm sorry improving a team in the bundesleague where there is only two top teams at best that would survive in the prem, is totally different to getting an Arsenal team to challenge fpr a title. The speculation about wether he could do a better job is just that, speculation. Give our guy a chance and a bit of bloody credit. He isn't a mug at all.




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15 Jan 2019 21:13:41
I wouldn't like to see him go though.




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15 Jan 2019 20:50:04
The truth is people come and people go. Its a cycle.




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15 Jan 2019 18:25:06
Its rumour at the moment started by a dodgy rumour site. It spread on social media by people who came out and said, yes i heard that. Well if they did why did they all not say it in the first place. As yet and it may or may not change, nothing has been reported by more reliable media sites or reporters.


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15 Jan 2019 14:42:52
Thanks for that Ed 02.




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15 Jan 2019 14:44:02
Just realised i missed the million out of first post. Doh!





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19 Jan 2019 14:13:09
Sy, if we did that and finished 8th, you would turn your support to the spuds. Lol.




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19 Jan 2019 14:11:13
Its obvious, a win and we are back in the hunt and a defeat means we are concetrating on europa league for success.




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19 Jan 2019 14:09:23
No gunner, don't put words in my mouth, i said the first thing Dick has to do is stop the slide, get us stable and then progress. That isn't happening over night, if you don't want a short term fix. At the moment we are in transition, we may go down a bitxwe may level out or we may improve but i don't expect any proper change for a while yet. I have had to put up with 5 years of decline, i'm sure i can give Dick at least one season before i start throwing bottles, lighters and empty fag packets at Dick.




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19 Jan 2019 13:58:42
I tend to agree for once with jamie carragher, Dick inherited a shambles.




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18 Jan 2019 22:55:05
Gunner, if we don't go backwards, that's something that's been addressed because we were doing. If we go forwards in any way that's a bonus.