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04 Jun 2019 09:22:25
Rumours about Auba going to China, if we had to see one of him or Laca going, I'd choose Auba to leave any day of the week, especially to China, we should get a hell of a fee for him! But it would be very difficult to replacate his goals next season.


1.) 04 Jun 2019 12:35:48
Sell him, Ozil and Mkhitarian. Could you imagine the dividend Stan could declare with all that cash on hand?!

2.) 04 Jun 2019 17:42:46
If true which I very much doubt it might make sense if the offer was huge, my guess is the Barcelona and Real rumours didn't hold much water with most of the public so the papers are looking for a story to run that is viable and could attract hits.



18 May 2019 07:40:32
Hi Eds, any truth to the Maxi Gomez rumours? Possible replacement for Welbz?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Arsenal interest and he would be an Lacazette or Aubamalangadingdong replacement if there were interest.}

1.) 18 May 2019 09:04:16
You think one of them are going to leave this season? It would be just the worst decision our club has ever made.

{Ed002's Note - No.}



21 May 2018 20:02:17
Ornstien has spoken, Emery is the new Arsenal manager.

He has managed egos with PSG and has won titles in Europe with Seville, hopefully he can bring that kind of winning mentality to us!

Hopefully everyone gets behind him and here's to the post Wenger era, may it be a prosperous one.


1.) 21 May 2018 20:06:51
Exactly Akie. Let's get behind him and the squad and see our it all pans out.

2.) 21 May 2018 20:09:49
True, we should all get behind him and support.

3.) 21 May 2018 20:14:58
We can all be hopeful that we have a current coach, that has great knowledge and experience. Not on my list because he wasn't definitely available but when he was he had to be given at least consideration. Safe appointment for me, initially.

4.) 21 May 2018 20:26:31
Rumours that Arteta will come in as his Number 2 also. Emery was not really on anybody's radar really until these last couple of days, maybe the board finally say some sense not to give the head role to Arteta on his own without any experience behind him. Emery Was successful at Seville in particular with limited funds, is maybe a better fit football style wise than others mentioned just hope he can drill some good defence into us aswell.

5.) 21 May 2018 20:31:49
I'm in limbo with the decision to be honest, he doesn't speak fluent English, has seen a PSG side with unlimited funds lose the league to Monaco and oversaw the Barcelona comeback in the CL, however, like I say, I'm going to back him from the start and hopefully it's a match made in Heaven.

6.) 21 May 2018 21:02:13
I like the fit. Good experience and record. Teams like to play football but what I like is that he likes a good holding midfielder. Kondogbia, N, Zonzi, Krychowiak (when he was half decent) . Kondogbia could be a shout. Decent season at Valencia on loan.

7.) 21 May 2018 21:27:47
Akie every coach can be pulled to bits on individual games. His record for winning things is great.

8.) 21 May 2018 21:36:13
poor decision. lost the league to monaco and will always be remembered for that Barcelona comeback.

Was average at valencia too but decent at sevilla though in two of those three europa league finals he really got lucky against benfica and liverpool. In his last season at sevilla where they finished 7th, he did not win even a single away game (reminds you of someone? )

Lacks charisma too but is an obsessive video analyst. so he might do a slight improvement on wenger but i don't expect anything drastic. Infact i am afraid we will slid further into mediocrity. Arsenal should have been bold and gone for arteta since the other good candidates like allegri were not available.

{Ed025's Note - why not just give the guy a chance punani?, arsenal is a different kettle of fish mate but slagging him off before a ball has been kicked is not going to help anybody...especially arsenal..

9.) 21 May 2018 21:43:38
Ed025 he is in the minority.

{Ed025's Note - lets hope so steve, arsenal fans seem to be getting a bit of a reputation where managers are concerned mate, lets just give the guy a chance before he gets slaughtered..

10.) 21 May 2018 21:51:40
Ed will give him a chance mate and will support the team but i am very sceptical is all.

{Ed025's Note - lets just see how things go before we throw him to the wolves punani mate, a lot of this stuff was said when arsene was appointed and look how that turned out..

11.) 21 May 2018 22:22:52
He is in the minority report.

12.) 21 May 2018 22:25:48
A good manager for you guys to get to be honest with you. He has one hell of a job on his hands though as your squad is in a right mess at the minute.

13.) 21 May 2018 22:27:31
It’s a good choice very pleased with it .

14.) 22 May 2018 15:06:54
Will give him a chance mate but his work at PSG was a massive under-achievement and he couldn't exert his authority. Players were dictating to him when it should have been the other way round. I have my doubts but will get behind the team. I'll be sincere it is an appointment that doesn't excite me. He is a B-list manager at best.

15.) 22 May 2018 15:27:01
Punani just accept we didn't get Tuchel or Nanglesman as you hoped but don't let your disappointment cloud you opinion of who we did get.
Be open to being wrong about him until he actually gives you reason to doubt him in his Arsenal career.

16.) 22 May 2018 17:19:32
I’m still getting over klopp to Liverpool 😩.

17.) 23 May 2018 00:03:00
Sanogo am still getting over guardiola to city 😩.



24 Mar 2017 21:43:01
Some talk about Vieira Potentially replacing Wenger at the end of next season on sky sports.

Personally I believe he would be a brilliant manager! Hopefully teach Xkaha how to tackle and sort out our defensive fragility.

It boggles my mind that the invincibles were let go so easy, i'd have thought that they'd have stayed and got their badges at arsenal, or done some coaching in the academy.

Being Vieira back to manage would be a really nostalgic appointment, one that I'd love.


1.) 24 Mar 2017 23:47:46
I believe its mersons view rather than any sort of set plan.

2.) 25 Mar 2017 00:10:59
It would be a risky appointment mate. if an ex player could come In and do the business that would be great! But it wouldn't fill me with hope.

3.) 25 Mar 2017 07:39:27
I belive Wenger deliberately kept popular ex-players with big personalities at a distance. Yes, he would employ 'yes' men such as Rice and Bould, but has a problem with big personalities such as Vieira, Henry, Adams, etc.

4.) 25 Mar 2017 09:51:26
I agree RG mate, Arsene is 100% his own man and isn't interested in what others think and this has been a large part of his and our inability to challenge.
It seems to me the more people point out our weaknesses the more Arsene refuses to address them simply because he won't be seen as reacting to others ideas.
If this wasn't the case we'd probably all be 100% Arsene in still.

5.) 25 Mar 2017 11:52:55
As much as I didn't like Ferguson when he was still UTD boss, he still managed to reinvent his teams. constantly rebuild and adapt. Changed with the times when it was needed.
Unfortunately Wenger hasn't done that and looks to purposefully fight against it.
It pains me to see it like this. I'm 27 so really Wenger is the only manager I've ever really known. It's sad to see him looking like this but time has come now to make a fresh start. A new voice with new ideas. If he's given a new two year contract (or however long) but actually looks like he's on board with a rebuild then I can handle that. I'd love nothing more for us to be successful with him in charge, quite frankly I think he deserves it. However he sheer determination to no deviate or change his ideas is what's causing a lot of the frustration.
If he starts by getting rid of the crap which clearly isn't good enough (elneny, ospina, Perez) cut the players he's been too loyal to with no real results (Walcott, Ramsey, Coquelin) and say bye bye to the players that don't really wanna be here (think we all know who they are) then it's a good start. I realise that's the majority of our squad but we need a major rebuild.
I'd love for Wenger to oversee one last title win but I really do think enough is enough.

6.) 25 Mar 2017 13:42:40
I don't know how Perez doesn't get a chance and how anyone can call him crap. Every time I watched him he's looked good. Defiantly worth more of a look than the perennial disappointments that are currently getting the nod.

7.) 25 Mar 2017 14:00:35
You know what, you're right actually. I was a bit harsh on Perez, got carried away in my frustration!

8.) 25 Mar 2017 16:35:02
I like Elneny too i think he is good enough for ud.

9.) 27 Mar 2017 11:32:19
yeah calling perez crap is crazy, he's never looked out of place when he's played! he's under-used would do a job for us I think!

Ed, What do you make of the tadic rumour? I think he'd be a good signing.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any interest in Dusan Tadic from Arsenal but there is serious interest from Napoli.}



02 Jan 2017 14:40:20
Just read a post linking Zelalem to Dortmund, was wondering if there is any info on weather he is still considered a talent worthy of a first team place soon or if Arsenal are to cut the losses and let him move on? Any info eds?


{Ed002's Note - Gedion Zelalem is indeed of interest to Borussia Dortmund).

1.) 02 Jan 2017 15:47:17
And the likelihood of him moving if you don't mind ed?

{Ed002's Note - Measured how?}




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21 Jan 2020 22:23:00
Positives? Arteta got it spot on I think, the players are working so hard and Martinelli x Saka is looking good.

Negatives? While Mustafi's form has picked up recently, it's those induvidial errors that are costing us so much and he needs to leave the club, both for Arsenals gain and his own, the relationship is so toxic its helping nobody.

The fitness is so poor I really wonder what those double sessions Emery had them doing entailed.

I'm thinking of this season as collateral damage/ damage limitation now. Get a respectable position (don't get relegated) and have a proper pre season and hopefully get a lot of players out. I'd be happy to see the back of Mustafi, Luiz, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Ozil and Laca (Laca could be a debatable one, just not doing it for me. ) it's never been 100% right with those players IMO and it's best to get rid and get some fresh faces in, and scare a few players who think they are guaranteed a place in this team.


1.) 21 Jan 2020 22:40:22
Our chances of being relegated have gone from ( certainly not out of the question) to ( extremely unlikely) sine Arteta arrived.
This season really isn't about where we finish in the table 10th is as good as 7th in my opinion, it's all about getting ready for next season.

2.) 21 Jan 2020 23:27:16
Very good performance the Arsenal a shift that would make any fan from any club proud. A very good decision from the manager not to rush into the change after the red card. He sent them back out to believe in their ability and to be judged on their performance and be counted and they delivered.



09 Jul 2019 20:07:51
Rumours linking Lemina to Arsenal and Manchester United, would be a nice addition in my opinion, do you have any information Eds?


{Ed002's Note - From the Daily Kneejerk I assume? I am not aware of any approach from Arsenal in the past 24 hours. The smartkids, if unable to buy the players they want, don't run out and but players they don't want.}



15 Jun 2019 19:55:04
Fornals and Gomez both gone to West Ham, I'm worried.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 21:56:12
Didn't West ham and Fulham both spend big and what looked like very well last summer Akie mate?
New signings naturally get us fans excited but as we know only to Well spending doesn't always equal success or even improvement.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 22:52:54
Well said G62! The list is a bit shorter, but until we can't sign a single new player, what's the big deal? Would Fornals be a pointless use of cash if we can't move Miki or Özil onwards?

3.) 16 Jun 2019 09:10:26
Cheers Ned mate, my personal view on Mesut is he's a fantastic player and absolutely class on grass but we've never got the best out of him.
On the field of play surely our first priority is to start getting the best out of players we already have plus of course any that might join in the future.
Very few players have joined us in the last 7 or 8 years and become better players during their Arsenal careers and most seem to take a considerable dip after being with us while, I think solving why this happens to almost all players has to be the place to start.

4.) 16 Jun 2019 10:00:36
I definitely don't buy the tired old criticisms of Özil, he's a fantastic player. We're also in a bit of a hole with him, and some solution forward needs to be found. If injury and form held him back second half of the season, I guess there's still hope he can bring his magic to the team. However, we can't afford to buy a new team to play around him, and for whatever reason this one isn't working very well. Surely in a wing back system, with two strikers, he should have enough space and options? Or is it the lack of late runs from midfield? As fans we have to be willing to accept a few, pragmatic signings this summer if Özil stays I think, and I imagine restocking our defence is priority.

5.) 16 Jun 2019 10:15:03
I totally agree Ned mate, it's pretty obvious that Emery rightly or wrongly doesn't want Mesut so no real good can come from retaining his services at super high wages which puts a strain on our wage bill and spending power.
In order for it to be possible for Mesut to leave we will need to let him go on a free at the very least because what club anywhere is going to offer any kind of fee plus 250k a week for a player who we are desperate to offload.
When it comes to Mesut leaving it's 100% a buyers market and we will have to dance to the tune that both Ozil and any potential new club call just to part company with an extremely gifted player, it seems like madness but it is what it is.

6.) 16 Jun 2019 14:25:56
To be honest I don’t Ozil is that good, and I think we need rid as he’s draining the wages, and when Özil plays we are playing with 10 men.

7.) 16 Jun 2019 19:10:46
If you could transport a 28 year old Denis Bergkamp into this Arsenal side do you think he would shine Welsh mate? .
What about Henry?
I think big Tony is about the only player from our past that could actually made a huge difference to this team single handedly.
If Mesut had played in the invincibles generation he'd probably have a statue and if Bergy, Henry or any single invincible had player with the class of 18/ 19 or any Arsenal team of the last 7 years they'd probably look pretty poor too.
Mesut is like Henry and Bergkamp were before him the saffron that makes good food exceptional food while Tony Adams was always the Tomato ketchup and could improve any food at any table and even make the most unpalatable passable.
Mesut was quite simlpy an fantastic player at a fantastic club just during the wrong period of time.



13 May 2019 22:31:15
If nothing good happens during this transfer window, we have one thing that'll pick us all up! Arsenal and Puma have one competitive game left! Adidas here we come!




25 Apr 2019 15:11:44
We need a good old fashion, cut throat clear out.

As Ed002 said, we are after a GK, LB, CB, CM and a RW. I can't see us getting players in, in the summer that will significantly improve our situation (especially 5 first teamers) unless we get rid of a lot of wages, i. e. Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Mustafi, Jenkinson, Elneny, Welbeck and Lichsteiner. And then of course we have Cech and Ramsey leaving.

I can't see anyone paying a decent fee for any of those players considering the wages that they'd have to be taking on. Once we've replaced Ramsey and Ozil, I can see our budget being all but depleted and then we will be looking for loans again.

This 'project' we have going on, seems like it's going to take a long time, especially given there seems to be 2 or 3 people all fighting for power. And I am less and less positive about the clubs direction and targets by the day.

I am 24 years old and I just about remember the invincibles and now I've accepted that we will never be a title challenging team under the current regime. It's a sad time butI hope this summer proves me wrong.


{Ed002's Note - I have explained that wages remain an issue for Arsenal.}

1.) 25 Apr 2019 18:30:38
Sorry if it wasn't clear, Ed. I was trying to make that point,

2.) 25 Apr 2019 18:52:13
The way the club was run in the post Dein/ Fiszman era was shameful. Gazidis and Wenger left a mess. A poor overpaid squad. Wenger decided to utilise, as he called it, a 'socialist' wage system. In the early days we saw the likes of Bendtner given a long contract on huge wages, making him impossible to sell. We now have Ozil, Jenkinson, Mkhitaryan and others on wages that make them unsaleable. This spilled over into the Ramsey wage negotiations, as he and his agent must have used Ozil's wage deal as a basis for the negotiations.
We now have to have a clearout and bring in better players at more sensible wages, which will be difficult. Unfortunately the players that need to go have little value.
In reality Kronke needs to provide substantial funds towards the rebuild form his own pockets, in order comply with FFP rules. I doubt he will do this, and Emery will have to perform miracles.




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19 Feb 2020 13:19:50
I think most youngsters do have a rough patch, it's normal, maybe a spell on the sidelines will help him, he can be quite rash and his positioning is questionable.

Dropping could mean he has a boot up his arse, tries more in training and his performance goes up when he does win his spot back, worst case? He gets pi*sed off and leaves, we would move on quite fast.




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15 Dec 2019 21:08:09
Does anyone know why the club has decided on such a strange structure? Or is it just a load of people fumbling around in the dark hoping to find a light switch?


{Ed047's Note - I can only assume they don’t really know what they’re doing.

Failing to attract the best possible coach because of it.

Also having procured Mislintat but for some reason then allow him to leave and then fail to attract Monshi to replace him.

And now scratching around looking for someone who they were pretty much lumbered with appointing first time around.



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01 Jun 2019 10:18:04
Exequiel Palacio
Nahitan Nandez
Emanuel Reynoso

Those are the players I've seen rumours about?




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31 May 2019 19:49:56
I'd be happy if we got rid of all of those players, also Ed, is there no interest in Elneny? Or is it the wages that will make him tough to shift?


{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know.}



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26 May 2019 18:22:41
Agree with you here, Robbie, we have plenty of talent coming through and I would love to see us using them as much as we can. I especially like the trio Nelson, ESR and Saka.





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04 Jul 2019 20:44:20
Not put a penny into the club in 10 years, I wouldn't get your hopes up mate 😂.




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30 Jun 2019 21:15:33
I'm hopeful that this period of low budgets is due to the high wages and high amount of deadwood that needs clearing, once that's done, I can imagine we will be able to compete a bit more in the market, if you look back on the past few years, we've spent a fair amount on players and Kroenke hasn't put a penny in the club himself, so we have the ability to pay the transfers and the wages (we are paying high wages now, so it shows we can do it in the future)

On the negative, like the Eds have said in the past, the structure of the club is a mess and that will probably hinder us going forward.

Personally, I don't think we will complete for the Premier league for a very very long time, I can see us being a Champions League club again in the next few seasons, but that's as far as it goes in my opinion. (I hope I'm wrong)




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19 Jun 2019 08:42:51
What did the drummer call his two daughters?

Anna-one Anna-two.




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26 May 2019 18:20:32
How about Biliek in CDM? Looking decent for Charlton this season, (only league 1) he's tall, fast, long legs, very good with interceptions.




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13 May 2019 22:38:37
There's good reason to SAF letting him go in the first place. Asking for money that he hadn't earned, awful attitude, all the talent in the world, but the teprememt is terrrible, I hope he stays there 😂.