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20 Jun 2020 17:25:30
Ed - just tell me when the transfer window is and what’s your thoughts on funds available?

Banbury Gooner

{Ed002's Note - It has not been decided but the 90 day rule can be waved. It needs to end by October 5. I suspect that England might want to wait until the end of the season and open on August 1, rather than open early. Arsenal are not in a good place financially because of the stupidity of last summer - the starting point will be selling to buy.}

1.) 20 Jun 2020 18:37:46
So we’re f¥{ed then ed.

{Ed002's Note - No it just means the the players purchased for more than £100M at the end of last summer need to come good.}

2.) 21 Jun 2020 01:22:19
Thanks Ed.

3.) 22 Jun 2020 03:06:37
Ed any thoughts on why Arsenal haven’t been able to tie Sako to a long term deal? What’s the hold up?

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know but they clearly will continue to try.}

4.) 22 Jun 2020 15:00:45
Ed is their an argument that arsenal should release Ozil from his contract?

{Ed002's Note - You mean just give him £18M and let him leave?}

5.) 22 Jun 2020 17:44:10
If Club want Mesut gone that bad they are going to let him find a club he wants to join and top up his wages to match his Arsenal earnings.
Something like new club 100k a week Arsenal 250k a week is the only workable deal I can to cut our losses as much as possible if the club wants it that badly.

6.) 22 Jun 2020 18:24:31
I only ask Ed because we don’t use him. and your saying no one is going to buy him so yeah.

7.) 22 Jun 2020 23:50:49
Yeah Sako is a future star. I’m sure they’ll certainly do their upmost to keep him. But he’s getting game time and he must know he’s going to get good game time. Everyone can see how good he is, he’s on 3k a week I believe so a 40k a week deal surely is good enough for a 17 year old. Maybe agent.

8.) 24 Jun 2020 14:53:15
I agree cold mate, Saka is outstanding young player and I both hope amd think he will stay but if 40k really isn't enough at 17 to keep him anything more would mean him staying for the wrong reasons and would lead to problems further down the line in my opinion.
I'm sure he will give the club a bit more time.



28 Dec 2019 09:04:12
Xhaka off to Hertha Berlin - if true probably best for both parties.

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1.) 28 Dec 2019 11:13:52
Absolutely wish him well.



07 Dec 2019 07:17:37
PEA has stopped talks with the club over his contract extension . that’s him gone soon then.

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1.) 07 Dec 2019 09:11:07
Madrid want to swap jovic for him be a shame but if he wants to go I take the young striker.

2.) 07 Dec 2019 11:06:21
Let him go bring on Martinelli and bring back Eddie from Leeds.
Let the egos go and replace with the enthusiastic endless effort filled players who want to be here.
Can we do worse than we are now?

3.) 07 Dec 2019 11:56:04
I would always keep quality players and PEA is undoubtedly quality! No point in getting rid as when / if we get the quality manager we want he won’t have the best tools to do the job. Before the season started most on here were confident of top four - still the same players just a manager not capable of getting the best from them . Thought we only needed attitude improvement but now we need attitude and tactics COYG.

4.) 07 Dec 2019 13:01:08
He's definitely quality Sussex mate but there is something very very wrong at Arsenal that our players can be so bad, it's all guess work from me and everyone else who doesn't have any day to day involvement at the club but I personally feel attitude mentality ego are a huge problem. Pepe warm up apparently was so lethargic and uninterested it took all those who saw it by surprise.
Bad management has almost certainly fed all the problems we have with our players but Emery has gone now yet the problems remain or a possibly even worse than ever now.

5.) 07 Dec 2019 13:29:24
What a load of rubbish 62, he joined probably being told CL football is on the agenda he’s now in a free falling mid table team, nothing to do with ego, I don’t blame him for stopping negotiating. Arsenal owe him rather than him owing Arsenal, take his goals away we are bottom 3 .

6.) 07 Dec 2019 16:18:47
No one is denying his abilty or contribution simply his and all other players mentality and egos.

The troops situation with Pea says an awful lot, the club say they don't want Troops in and around the players while Pea says you can't tell me who to hang out with.

7.) 07 Dec 2019 17:18:42
Again nonsense it seems the ego is yours and it mirrors the club, we aren’t The Arsenal anymore we are a mid table London club with not enough to offer, it shows players have ambition but we don’t.

8.) 07 Dec 2019 19:13:15
Love you Banbury :-)

9.) 08 Dec 2019 20:07:46
We have one of the best players going forward, and I don't think we have a bad or mid table squad, the club damaged and crushed their confidence with keeping such a manager for that long. You can't really believe on paper and in their day our team is not better than Leicester or chelsea team, but here we look miles off.
And you seriously can't blame pea for the team failing or if decided to leave a club that is showing no ambition.
We rvp left we all hated him and some still do but look at the players left since 2010 for clubs with ambitions they all won thing.
62 mate, I pretty much agree with you with almost everything on here but not this one, you always talk about if the manager not delivering for his company they will sack him, now if you are an ambitious employer with some great talent but your company not ambitious enough and using your intelligence or talent and other company offered you a deal where you can achieve you dream, than what will you do?

10.) 09 Dec 2019 03:16:27
A quality manager will get the best out of our players, who are clearly underperforming.
We have some quality players.
PEA and Lacazette are quality forwards. Martinelli is a superb young talent, as are Saka, Nelson and others. Torreira and Xhaka would be snapped up if placed on the market.
Bullerin and Tierney, a couple of quality full backs.
Leno is a decent keeper
Of course we need to move out and replace: Chambers, Mustafi, Sokratis and Ozil.
If we signed Smalling, a CB pairing of Smalling and Saliba next season would be a vast improvement.

11.) 09 Dec 2019 17:08:01
Don't think many would want xhaka.

12.) 09 Dec 2019 21:05:03
I would take being a mid table team at the moment Banbury, currently we’re stuck on 19 points, so I think relegation is starting to rear it's ugly head!

13.) 11 Dec 2019 08:10:15
Sorry Moe but apart from PEA/ Lacazette, no one from Arsenal would start for Chelsea and I’m not sure if any would make the bench.



12 Nov 2018 20:14:21
Heard today we might be interested in Mata . any truth Ed?

Banbury Gooner

{Ed002's Note - Not sure - he is out of contract in the summer and will have a choice - but he will be looking to play.}

1.) 12 Nov 2018 20:50:53
Cheers ED.

2.) 15 Nov 2018 03:47:23
I wouldn't mind. I like Mata, he's the one that got away for me when he moved to Chelsea. Top player, top bloke.



17 May 2018 20:42:56
Usmanov to Everton. any truth?

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{Ed025's Note - there was a story in the dutch press today bambam but how true it is im not sure mate...but im all for it.. :)

1.) 17 May 2018 20:57:40
Lol I bet you are


I’m not.

{Ed025's Note - i want david dein as well mate...but you can keep kronke.. :)




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07 Jul 2020 22:40:18
Missed opportunity I feel - always going to be difficult going down to 10 men, had chances for 2-0 . not to be.

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1.) 07 Jul 2020 23:07:44
On the bright side, 10 points from last 4 games! I reckon that's the best form of this season by some distance, without checking stats first of course.

2.) 07 Jul 2020 23:13:30
Hey missed chance to go two up in the first half but we were the better team and proof we are more of a unit. But looks like fatigue played a part.

We had two chances to used Pepe, replacing Lacazette (not because of the red but pace) and then again with ten men pace could have pose a threat playing the counter and fresher legs one would have presumed.



05 Jul 2020 18:13:36
I see James Milner is leaving on a free

Any thoughts anyone? Good attitude, versatile, a fill in for a year?

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1.) 05 Jul 2020 18:46:05
Winner Winner Chicken dinner at Manchester City and Winer at Liverpool too, champions league premier league he's won it all without ever being a superstar but always being an invaluable cog in very successful wheels.
I think our youngsters would really benefit from a year with boring James Milner as he refers to himself as :-)

2.) 05 Jul 2020 19:28:19
Hahahha Hahahah joke of the year so far 😂😂😂.

3.) 05 Jul 2020 19:53:39
It wasn't that funny Welsh mate, Len Goodman used to say winner Winner Chicken dinner all the time on strictly but pleased you enjoyed it so much ♥.

4.) 05 Jul 2020 20:20:29
I'd love him at the club, exactly the sort of personality we need in the dressing room. Like Gunner62 said, proven winner and always been a really valuable asset.

5.) 05 Jul 2020 20:34:40
He reminds me of Micheal Carrick in some ways Akie mate, unassuming proven winner time and again who seldom grabbed the headlines but was hugely popular and appreciated by the clubs fans.

6.) 05 Jul 2020 21:01:51
He’d be good for us I think, great attitude and brings bags of experience and know how.

7.) 05 Jul 2020 23:01:33
If it was to happen he might also be a good man for Arteta to have in his team after his playing days are over too. Obviously all pie in the sky but!

8.) 06 Jul 2020 00:04:08
A player who should have been player of the year some where in the last 5 or 6 years.

9.) 06 Jul 2020 03:52:26
Thought he had 2 years left on his contract? If he leaves I imagine it'll be to Leeds.

10.) 06 Jul 2020 08:58:07
I remember something being said about him going back to Leeds SirWenger, would be an obvious transfer if/ when they get promoted.

{Ed001's Note - he only just agreed a new deal with Liverpool, why would he be leaving on a free? What a ridiculous thread. He signed a 2 year deal.}

11.) 06 Jul 2020 09:10:05
Oh in that case he's rubbish over the hill and not good enough for Arsenal anyway :-)

{Ed001's Note - now that's more like the Arsenal site we know! ;-)}

12.) 06 Jul 2020 09:20:09
I can’t believe what I’m reading.

13.) 06 Jul 2020 09:26:48
It's the only way Ed mate, I used to have a philosophy that any girl who said no to me had time be gay, Corfu was absolutely teaming with gay women as was Spain and the vast majority of towns cities and villages in Britain too :-)

{Ed001's Note - I can believe it mate, there are lots of happy people everywhere.....}

14.) 06 Jul 2020 10:31:04
They seemed very happy when they laughed thier heads off at the idea of spending the night with me mate :- (.



22 Jun 2020 19:39:52
I have huge concerns about our club there are 3 or 4 teams below within touching distance, 13th 14th or 15th place wouldn’t be a shock - let’s just hope we don’t end up like Leeds -.

Joe Hart would be good, get him quick.

Banbury Gooner

1.) 22 Jun 2020 19:49:42
Seems to incredible to think that could happen Banbury mate, but I'm sure Leeds fans thought that way once.

2.) 22 Jun 2020 20:14:59
Exactly mate, my mate and I were discussing possibilities today and just as you said Leeds fans would never have thought about relegation.

3.) 22 Jun 2020 23:20:19
We are turning in mid-table mediocrity very quick and if drastic measures are not taken it will take a very long time to get out of this malaise. Hopefully won't get as bad as Leeds and regulation but can never say never and we need to act. At moment we ain't attracting big players that for sure Wolves and Leicester are ahead of us in the queue atm. So for me we need to get back to basics first build hard no nonsense English defence with some backbone and leadership and poach some defenders from the likes of Burnley, Sheffield Utd and so on. let's get tough and hard to beat first then work from there. I hope Arteta is the right man but still have my doubts tbh.

4.) 22 Jun 2020 23:40:42
Ryan - is it British you want or just a winning mentality or feel we can steel these easier. I really couldn’t care where they come from but I want the winning mentality and cold ass defenders who take no 💩.

Our entire defensive unit today, Leno included lack leadership. Leno should shout at his defence and boss his box - he doesn’t. CDs should shout at midfield or wingbacks if out of position - they don’t.

May be British gets you a common language but their are plenty top top foreign defenders - we bought Holding but like Mavropanos or even Matteo - have they really improved us? Matteo still daydreams, spec possession, ol the blues to long and has no positional discipline. How has Holding progressed, How has Bellerín improved crossing or defensive work. Something is wrong.



21 Jun 2020 16:19:21
What are people’s thoughts on Mings at Villa? I quite like the bloke, he could be available if Vila go down.

Banbury Gooner

1.) 21 Jun 2020 18:37:21
I liked him at Ipswich mate and obviously since joining vila and England my opinion of him has grown. But we have to spot players like Mings at Ipswich before clubs like Vila give him the platform to become premier league proven and cost 5 to 10 times the price they paid.

Given our current circumstances we are so limited in spending that only youth promotion and good off the radar scouting look like a viable way of reversing our fortunes.

How much do we miss Sven? In his very brief spell with us he brought in our best signings for years, it was a huge mistake upsetting him.

2.) 21 Jun 2020 19:20:00
I quite like him although to be fair I don’t think he is having the greatest of seasons. Good height and build, so definitely fits the bigger spine set up, which I think we need, plus he is English. He would definitely be more effective than our current crop IMO, but then again, I could dig up my Nan, s remains, tie them to a couple of seagulls, and that would at least be as effective as our current central defenders.

3.) 21 Jun 2020 20:19:42
I liked him at Ipswich mate and obviously since joining vila and England my opinion of him has grown.
I do think we need to be spotting this type of signing at clubs like Ipswich when they are within our budget rather than wait till they are premier league proven and cost 5 to 10 times the price.

In my opinion off the radar scouting and youth promotion are the way forward for us given our circumstances.
What price did we let Sven go at ? His scouting and knowledge brought in our best singing in years during his all too brief stay.



12 Mar 2020 22:28:27
MA positive tonight, that might change things.

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1.) 12 Mar 2020 22:41:18
Brighton bound sure to be called off now.

2.) 12 Mar 2020 22:47:51
Statement from the club some fixtures won’t be played undo the current schedule.

3.) 12 Mar 2020 22:51:20
Hope arteta gets well soon mate,

4.) 13 Mar 2020 01:15:18
Yep no chance of the game being played now. Given he was also in contact with Moyes a couple days ago I think the season is likely to be suspended.

5.) 13 Mar 2020 06:18:31
Wishing Arteta a swift recovery.
Be sensible and keep well Gooners.

6.) 13 Mar 2020 07:52:05
Wishing Mikel and everyone everywhere and swift recovery.
From what was said yesterday from the government it's both inevitable and in the long term desirable that a high percentage of people will get the disease in order to build up immunity to it for the future.
I guess with immunity for some comes a vaccine for all.




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21 Jun 2020 01:22:19
Thanks Ed.

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16 Dec 2019 11:13:42
Cheap, poor and a step backwards.

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07 Dec 2019 17:18:42
Again nonsense it seems the ego is yours and it mirrors the club, we aren’t The Arsenal anymore we are a mid table London club with not enough to offer, it shows players have ambition but we don’t.

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07 Dec 2019 13:29:24
What a load of rubbish 62, he joined probably being told CL football is on the agenda he’s now in a free falling mid table team, nothing to do with ego, I don’t blame him for stopping negotiating. Arsenal owe him rather than him owing Arsenal, take his goals away we are bottom 3 .

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25 Nov 2019 15:24:42
After calming down - I really can’t see Dick getting the boot anytime soon, we are above Tottenham and Man U and still comfortably in touching distance of a Europa League spot . For the board to react I believe we have to drop into places 11/ 12 and below, until then it’s as you were IMO.

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07 Jul 2020 09:14:40
I will hold my hands up, I think I might of said get him in even though he doesn’t stay around any club for any long, it was to try and change the mentality

Clearly I was wrong - MA looks to have got the players on side?

A win tonight and i'm even more convinced - the transfer window will be decisive for us, without a doubt

It will probably be a good thing there isn’t a summer break between seasons also.

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05 Jul 2020 21:01:51
He’d be good for us I think, great attitude and brings bags of experience and know how.

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05 Jul 2020 11:13:53
The work ethic has increased for sure - beat Leicester and I will be convinced Arteta is on to something.

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04 Jul 2020 20:33:12
Brilliant result, 3 points against Leicester and we’d have an outside chance of 5th.

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01 Jul 2020 21:09:46
Another good win - two huge matches approach, Wolves then Leicester.

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