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29 Jan 2020 16:41:05
Hello Ed, thanks for informing us about Pablo Marí. Reports are suggesting Southamptons right back is next, do you have any fairy dust information on arsenals interest in him?

{Ed002's Note - This will be Soares I guess. Scraping the bottom of the barrel and kicking the youngsters in the gonads.}

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29 Jan 2020 18:16:28
Clearly Arteta doesn’t see Maitland-Niles as a RB and I have a feeling he isn’t convinced by Bellerin. Whilst Cédric Soares is an experienced, mobile, technically decent player, available and at a reasonable price. I believe he will fit into Arteta’s system of play. Our defence has been a problem for a considerable period. The new back four could comprise of: Cédric - Luiz - Marí and Tierney, with Saliba arriving next season. I believe we will see the end of Mustafi and possibly Sokratis too. Whilst Maitland-Niles may be given an opportunity in midfield, although my gut feeling is that he too may be sold.

29 Jan 2020 18:06:04
Come on Ed, why are arsenal so dumb? We clearly need a centre back and Ainsley is playing well at right back so how does this make any logical sense at all? Would you explain what arsenal are actually thinking in this plz.

{Ed002's Note - I don't get your point - Arsenal have signed yet amother CB in Mari. This is about Cedric Soares.}

29 Jan 2020 18:58:27
Is Marí a huge step up from Sokratis Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal are searching the bargain basement and may get lucky. I can’t really say more than that.}

29 Jan 2020 20:33:03
He's a punt Just like Elneny Beilik Perez were we shouldn't kid ourselves on that but so were Kante Marhez and Vardy.
Let's hope Artetta proves to have as good an eye for a bargain as he does at turning struggling players into decent players.

29 Jan 2020 20:56:38
Bielik wasn't a punt any more than any young player.
Personally I'm fine with both signings, not pulling up trees but I'd like us to get back to the Wenger days of signing unknown quantities for pittance and unearthing them. Time we learned to be canny again, especially after Pepe.

29 Jan 2020 20:56:38
Bielik wasn't a punt any more than any young player.
Personally I'm fine with both signings, not pulling up trees but I'd like us to get back to the Wenger days of signing unknown quantities for pittance and unearthing them. Time we learned to be canny again, especially after Pepe.

29 Jan 2020 21:36:17
Hi Wire I remember the excitement of fans declaring all 3 of Beilik Perez and Elneny super signings despite none of us ever seeing them play, Beilik was declared the answer to our missing DM with expecting him to go straight into the team, Elneny was had loads of fans declaring him brilliant despite none of us knowing anything about him and Perez was gong to score the goals to win us the league that season if I remember correctly based on the fact he'd had one decent season in la liga but once again no having really heard of him before we bought him.
Fans love new signings and lose all sense of perspective when they happen and start predicting great things for new players that are devoid of all logic and knowledge but 100% excitement based.
Let's all hope Mari is brilliant but equally not forget he's most definitely a long shot who never got close to a game at City.
I'm not trying to put a downer on the bloke but just inject some rational analysis of our new signing.

29 Jan 2020 22:26:18
Bielik was with us since he was 16 no? Saying that, every transfers a punt.

30 Jan 2020 03:58:16
i'm still positive, Arteta let's Go.

{Ed047's Note - 100% Davy, Arteta has already made us all have 2nd thoughts about players we had put in the not good enough bracket.

So I’m of the opinion anyone he brings in is going to have more than a better chance of being a great acquisition.

I’m not sure about 911’s thoughts on Bellerin though, as once he’s got him back to fitness he’s played him twice and he’s had two really good games so the thought Arteta doesn’t like him seems a little odd.

30 Jan 2020 08:48:49
I'm not saying don't be hopeful about Mari and what Artetta might be able to do with him lads all I am saying is don't go all Elneny and Perez about a player none of us really know anything about, give him 3 or 4 games then have a more educated rather than wishful opinion on him.
I'm a huge fan of spotting off the radar players at bargain prices and making them premier league players I've always felt there are literally 100s out there somewhere just waiting for a chance, is Mari one of them? Possibly or possibly not I don't know and neither does anyone else yet!
I'd love Artetta to have the same talent for spotting players as he does for coaching them but I've no idea if he has because Mari is his first attempt, let's wait and see what happens Jusr as we had to with Artetta himself who was also a punt.

30 Jan 2020 17:08:17
It’s interesting because I thought the players we sign are nothing to do with the manager anymore? . I thought it was the hierarchy that sign them now i.e Edu and Sanllehi? I thought that was why our number 1 targets at the time wouldn’t come?

Sorry if I’m missing the beat.

30 Jan 2020 19:04:58
You might be right Jeg but because of Artetta working with Mari at City I think we are all putting 2 and 2 together.

Edu made me laugh when he said we have got ourselves a proven CB :-) positive spin that makes Edu look out of his depth in the job.

He'd have been much better to say how pleased we are to have Mari and are excited by what he could bring to Arsenal, still positive but credible as well as positive.

{Ed047's Note - he is a proven CB 62 as that’s the position he plays just because he never played for City doesn’t mean he’s not fella. You can be good in your own right outside the Premiership.

I know you like to keep a lid on stuff but no one is claiming he’s the next VVD.

Let’s see how he gets on.

30 Jan 2020 20:25:10
Hi Ed047 mate i've always been a fan of David Luis and I'm pretty familiar with his career so when we signed him I was excited about the potential of him playing as a sweeper/ DM for us.
I know nothing about Mari but neither does anyone else appeantly, I'm not slating the lad at all but I just can't see how someone can both proven and anonymous at the same time mate :-) .

{Ed047's Note - 62 I’m not saying he’s the new VVD I’m just saying he’s a defender whose proved himself at various clubs, bear in mind he never played for city and not one report has said he’s a hapless defender.

Luiz on the other hand had a rep for the hapless when we already had a plethora of those and has kindly demonstrated that to us too just in case none of us knew. 🤷‍♂️

Add to that I’m liking what Arteta is doing with the likes of Mustafi and Xhaka so I’m just being positive that he’ll be good for us but obviously waiting for his actions to speak louder than my words.

30 Jan 2020 21:59:09
Absolutely Ed047 mate I genuinely believe he has a better chance of making at Arsenal under Arteta than some of his predessorrs had under Arsene (later years) and under Emery.
I definitely want him to be a fantastic bargain buy that's for sure and he doesn't have to be a VVD to be that, 50% of VVD would more than do me.

{Ed047's Note - definitely mate that’s what I want to see, just a defender who can defend. 👍🏼

30 Jan 2020 23:59:45
Did somebody say positively?!

Let me say welcome to Pablo Marí.

I hope you bring your professionalism and organisation to The Arsenal.

We appreciate your determination and will to join this wonderful club.

We hope that your recent successes will continue on the journey you take with us and trust that you will remain fit and injury.

Looking forward to see you playing in the Arsenal colours.

31 Jan 2020 00:17:29
62 mate, what happen with mo salah when he was with chelsea and kdb, what are they doing now. Have you watched cwc against liverpool, he a decent job at the back. Personally I would never talk a player down until he's tested in our shirt mate. Forget his time at city and hope the boss can get the best out of him.

31 Jan 2020 08:39:30
But am I talking him down, Moe mate?
I never felt I was talking Elneny or Perez down when they signed for us, i only ever felt I was saying what was the reality of the situation and that being that none of us had any real knowledge of them to form a positive or negative opinion with.

I actually liked Elneny for the way he gave 100% every time he played and I always felt sorry for Perez who wax only ever a fan silencer signing, I just can't have an opinion eituet positive or negative about someone or something I know nothing about mate.

31 Jan 2020 09:46:33
I know mate, I was talking about me not talking down the player, however he is wearing our badge now, so I will say he is a world beater until I'm proven wrong. I know many will tell me I've got to be realistic but that's how I see it with my glasses lol.

31 Jan 2020 19:01:29
Good for you Moe mate, none of us had the right to tell anyone else what they should or shouldn't feel the whole idea is to swap alternative views as well as those we share.
I'm just not one of those people who feels a player automatically increases in abilty the moment he signs for us or suddenly becomes over rated the moment he leaves us.
We are all different mate.



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