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16 Apr 2021 10:12:30
Looking forward to that shark pod Ed! Just wondering if you had any transfer info on Eduardo Camavinga. I keep seeing arsenal. Linked with him and meant to be quite the talent!


{Ed002's Note - He certainly will not be moving to Arsenal.}

1.) 16 Apr 2021 10:36:38
Because we are crap Ed or because we aren’t interested?

2.) 16 Apr 2021 12:02:01
Thanks Ed. Probably just the usual click bait rumours. Meant to be a really good player.

3.) 16 Apr 2021 15:11:00
Dags where was you last night when we was superb?

Or do you only turn up when things are not good?

4.) 17 Apr 2021 03:56:41
I do not think we will get him but Edd I am sure you said Pepe would definitely not be moving to Arsenal at one point.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, no problem. Obviously I have been misleading you so I won't provide any more information to the Arsenal page.}

5.) 17 Apr 2021 11:16:30
Just be honest mate. Beating one team doesn’t mean anything, let’s not be naive.

6.) 18 Apr 2021 11:19:34
Well done RG.



03 Oct 2020 12:27:38
Still getting people usually spot on telling me aoaur and partey will joining. Leaving it late aren't we.


1.) 03 Oct 2020 12:30:56
Hi Ed, with Marc Roca now going to Bayern, do you still expect Atletico to want arsenal to pay the release clause? Or do they have another replacement in mind?

{Ed002's Note - It changes nothing.}

2.) 03 Oct 2020 12:59:25
I font think we will mate.

3.) 03 Oct 2020 13:05:29
Thanks ed.

4.) 03 Oct 2020 17:10:59
D16, we don't have enough players leaving to be able to bring 2 in bud.

5.) 03 Oct 2020 20:29:56
Glenn is absolutely right here.
We are at 19 in our squad with Non HG Above 21 players whereas it can only be 17.

So we need 4 to leave to get 2 in. Even if we had all the cash.

Torreira, Kolasinac, Sokratis are the closest out.

Means we can only sign 1 even if all 3 leave.

Not being able to Move These 3 early, add Mustafi, Chambers, Ozil, Matteo to this might be the reason we did leave it this late?

Would be interesting as to which 2 we sell or leave out of our squad if it doesn't happen till the end. We might be forced to let Torreira join AM for a loan fee without Partey/ replacement by the likes of it.

Mismanagement in all levels by the hierarchy in place at the club.
Eds were right about it being a mess all along!



27 Aug 2020 15:12:01
There's a photo shoot being done today. May have even finished as there was pictures around half idea who it is I presume gabriel or aubameyang.


1.) 27 Aug 2020 17:51:38
After I've posted this I saw Ian Wright online saying he was on the way too the Emirates for the BBC. Was probably them haha.

2.) 27 Aug 2020 18:15:29
Yeah it's easy to forget it's the charity shield Saturday so I'm sure there will be a lot of media attention around Arsenal and Liverpool over the next few days D16 mate.



13 Aug 2020 16:34:47
Hearing quite a few rumours of Luiz going to rennes. Strange as he just signed a new contract but thought worth a share.


1.) 13 Aug 2020 20:16:32
Stranger things have happened D16 mate like Clive Allen joining and leaving us without ever playing for us but I'd rate these Luis rumours along the lines of a ufo landing in trafalgar square mate.

2.) 13 Aug 2020 22:25:58

3.) 14 Aug 2020 02:08:55
Willian 220k a week what a shambles.

4.) 14 Aug 2020 02:39:31
Ed I watched Upamecano today against Athletico. I mean for what, a 21 year old? He was insanely reliable. Linked with a good CB partnership which could be Saliba, he’d be unreal. He looks like he would be a good investment/ buy if an opportunity arises, no? Tell me we’re still interested in him.
(Yes if we can offload a few CBs in the process, maybe make a little aid to the kitty. )

{Ed0666's Note - I’m pretty sure eds 002 said PSG and City were talking to his people...I’ve eulogized about this kid for ages he’s a monster of a CB...Theres more chance of Arsenal Wenger playing for spurs than Upamecano signing for the Gunners mate.



10 Aug 2020 13:11:25
Willian deal should be announced Wednesday latest just heard. Apparently a 2 year deal with an option of a third year. Prob similar to how luiz deal was where the club can extend if desired.


1.) 10 Aug 2020 14:48:50
Talksport reported this morning that it's their understanding that the deal will be a 3 year deal with an option of a 4th year. Hopefully you're right mate!

2.) 10 Aug 2020 14:57:59
I'm sure Kia will take up his option to extend:-)

3.) 10 Aug 2020 16:04:31
Do you consider this to be a good deal? He is nearly 32. He is a good player but a 3 year deal is excessive.

{Ed047's Note - awful deal if it happens

4.) 10 Aug 2020 16:28:23
Uninspiring bewildering difficult to make sense of signing but we've had plenty of warning it was coming so no huge surprise.

5.) 11 Aug 2020 02:50:06
Awful deal? That’s a stretch, there wasn’t even a transfer fee. And it’s not like the guy is past it, he was plenty good for Chelsea last season.

6.) 11 Aug 2020 07:21:06
He is 32, on a 3 year deal. Makes no sense. His wages demands will be high. Arsenal are becoming more of a retirement home.

7.) 11 Aug 2020 12:14:29
One man's 32 is another man's 27! He trains harder than most so unless he picks up an injury - which can happen to anyone! - this will prove a good deal for Arsenal. We need that ethic in our team, others can learn from him. He's also very good! I can think of many far worse deals we have done in recent years!

8.) 11 Aug 2020 14:11:33
We don’t even know what his wages will be yet.

9.) 11 Aug 2020 17:15:06
I would be pleased to welcome Willian. Experienced and hard working and I'm sure he will be a wonderful mentor for our young guns.




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02 May 2021 14:13:35
Anyone else really disappointed ceballos is playing. Personally see no reason to play him again this season. He won't be here next season, has been abysmal with multiple mistakes this season. Why not play a youngster instead.


1.) 02 May 2021 14:23:34
Couldnt agree more D16.
An utter waste of a squad number.
Why not play youngsters?

What does it say about Joel Lopez that we don’t even give him a chance now?




26 Apr 2021 12:36:47
Obviously talk on here and social media have been dominated by kroenke being told to sell up but one thing I'm not seeing much of is what kind of owner he is viewed as for his American football team. Is he liked? Does he invest in them? Anyone here follow American football or from America and know what their opinions of him seem to be like.


1.) 26 Apr 2021 13:24:18
He has a huge interest in American sports and owns the Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids as well as Arsenal. The Rams fans have deemed him a 'hero' which was probably due to them making the Superbowl in 2019. They lost though.
I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere as well that the new SoFi Stadium was privately funded by the Rams owners, with a construction cost of nearly $5b. I might be wrong though.
In my opinion he has no interest in the success of Arsenal FC so long as he continues to make money from the club. Josh on the other hand is a football fan but I guess he just plays puppet to Stan.

2.) 26 Apr 2021 13:50:35
American here. It's important to note that the concept of ownership is perceived quite differently here than in the UK and Europe. Since our professional leagues are structured as a fixed set of teams, the profits are all shared rather equally among teams and there is less focus on owners putting in their own money. We also have the draft system where players coming out of university are drafted into professional leagues, with the poorest performing teams picking first, so this is intended to organically cycle talent in and out of teams. All this is to say that an owner is generally judged on being active in the decision-making at the team, employing a good management team and being in touch with the fanbase, with less emphasis on whether they were willing to put up the money for star players. Overall I would say overall there is less criticism of owners here.

With that said, Kroenke has a reputation as one of the worst owners in all of US sports. I follow football more closely than American sports, and could name maybe 5 other owners across all American sports, but I knew of Kroenke even before he became majority owner of Arsenal. He has a set of teams in Colorado that are known to be perennially mediocre, largely due to a lack of attention. He simply doesn't care about the success of the team and sees them as appreciating assets as the appeal of the wider sport grows (sound familiar? ) .

The NFL team he owns is an exception to this - it seems to be a team managed with the intention of sporting success. However, its important to note that Kroenke took over the Rams when they were based in St. Louis, which is his own hometown, and then pushed to move them out of St. Louis into L. A. Now, there were issues with the stadium infrastructure in St. Louis and obviously L. A. is a larger fan base, but there are other successful sports teams in St. Louis, so its not that the city can't support a team. Kroenke was also known for lying to fans about a desire to stay in St. Louis and during the final years was given the "Silent Stan" nickname because he refused to communicate openly with the fans (again, the fans of his hometown) about the team's plans. My guess is that the recent success of the team is to ensure they establish themselves in L. A., at which point they can return to mediocrity.

All this to say - he has shown time and again he has no interest in sport, only as an asset class. The sporting regulators must decide whether this attitude is permissible, or whether sports are for the public good and require more involved owners.

{Ed014's Note - thanks for the insight YG much appreciated

3.) 26 Apr 2021 13:53:51
I don't think it went down too well with the fans when he moved the Rams from St Louis to LA!

4.) 26 Apr 2021 14:19:57
Thank you YG! Sounds like the same old Stan we know!

5.) 26 Apr 2021 15:06:51
Thank you YG, your insight is much appreciated.

6.) 26 Apr 2021 16:52:57
Thanks YG. Exactly what I was hoping to learn when I posted this.

7.) 26 Apr 2021 17:00:05
Another interesting point to add - when the Rams were based in St. Louis they were known for having some of the highest ticket prices, despite being one of the worst performing teams, one of the worst stadiums and being based in a comparatively lower cost city than other teams. Again, something that is not unfamiliar to us Arsenal fans. This obviously further drove down attendance, which was used as an argument for moving the team to L. A.

There is a clear pattern with KSE's ownership. Which is why, despite my strong personal objection to the Super League, from my view the PL governing body has only itself to blame - they invited this type of ownership in, and either performed no due diligence or saw the pattern but didn't recognize what the end-goal would be (i. e. the ESL which would have replicated the American model which minimizes financial risk for owners above all else) .

8.) 26 Apr 2021 17:05:27
Daaaamn didn’t realise he owned the Denver Nuggets too 😳 fingers in all the pies this guy eh.



22 Apr 2021 21:52:58
Obviously it's been talked to death but one thing I keep seeing on various sports news sites is how disgusted and annoyed the other 14 clubs are with us and the others. One quoted to saying arsenal are absolutely disgraceful.

Let's not kid ourselves here I bet if you asked the other 14 clubs owners to join that super league most would have jumped at the chance. I'm thankful for us fans it hadn't gone through. But the fa, uefa and other clubs acting like they aren't money orientated is just ridiculous. Pull the other one!


1.) 22 Apr 2021 22:24:21
I totally agree with that D, this time last year Karen Brady wanted the season to be null and void, why because West Ham were in danger of being relegated if the season resumed, would Karen Brady want this season null and void if football was suspended for 3 months?

Ťhe people I most admire are those who are able to rise above self interest and do the right thing even when it's not always in thier own personal interests to do so.

I am sure the vast majority of those 14 totally disgusted premier league clubs if offered the chance would vote in favour of a 5 year relegation amnesty for all existing premier clubs, equally important am sure there would be very small minority who would do the right thing and vote against such a proposal because they genuinely believe in fairness.

2.) 22 Apr 2021 23:17:20
Also everyone banging on about the fairness of the current system, with relegation and promotion, and that anyone can win the Champions League etc is an absolute croc. Football is already split, and anyone who doesn’t believe that should look at who has won the Premier League, Spanish League, Italian league, German league and especially the Champions League since 2000, virtually a clean sweep for those 12 clubs and BM and Dortmund in Germany. ( except Spurs who contribute nil point! ) So yes, pat yourself on the back of you think the system works because Leicester won that single Premier league, or if West Ham do qualify for the Champions league, but of course both will just be fodder in the actual CL and could never win it. How can i say that, well I just look at statistics and Leicester’s last foray. Ironically the competition with a better spread of winners, not dominated by just the bigger clubs, is the poor mans Europa League, who most would turn their nose up for, but yet can at least can show teams away from the top tier, like Seville, as multiple winners.

3.) 23 Apr 2021 07:43:20
But it is possible for others to win and most important the mighty to fall with our current system Epping mate.

The exhibition Theatre league wanted to take away both possibilities.

4.) 23 Apr 2021 18:00:26
That’s a good post Epping. And exactly what I was trying to stress some days ago.

Did these well oiled machines really wanted to start this ESL without doing the necessary PR work or were they sending a threat to UEFA re the new CL format starting 2024 in needing a greater slice of the cake.



21 Apr 2021 18:08:42
Any chance silent stan is thinking about selling arsenal eds? Something I was wondering after the whole super league situation whether he might throw his toys out the pram after not getting his way. Be interesting to know opinions.


{Ed002's Note - Well he is not the main protagonist but those who are sought involvement because his skillset is exploitation through streaming of sports. The issue with selling a higher-profile English club will be the value and finding a buyer.}

1.) 21 Apr 2021 20:43:15
He's got huge debts at LA Rams so hopefully he might think it's a good time to cash in on Arsenal.

2.) 21 Apr 2021 21:11:08
Thanks for replying Ed always good to hear your responses! I do feel like Stan doesn't have much interested in arsenal or even football. Obviously to most owners it is to them however he just seems totally uninterested. There was a Nigerian businessman (forgotten his name) who was talking about wanting to buy the club this year. Think he mentioned his plans years ago.

3.) 21 Apr 2021 21:27:20
His name is Dangote, he’s worth billions and is a huge Arsenal fan.

{Ed014's Note - $12.1 billion to be precise

4.) 21 Apr 2021 21:36:23
If only he would make a move Ed mate.

5.) 21 Apr 2021 22:57:23
That's the guy thanks malaga. I keep seeing rumours about him bidding for us. Might just be noise because of the last few days.

6.) 21 Apr 2021 23:13:09
It may sound a crazy thing to say, but only being worth 12.1bn, would that be enough? Purchasing Arsenal would take away 10% of that wealth before he even stepped in the door. I am guessing we’re it to happen he would be one of the least wealthiest owners of a big 6 club? And to finish yes I have just typed that, and yes I am sober!

7.) 22 Apr 2021 08:56:40
Yes that is enough! haha.



19 Apr 2021 23:01:54
Just wanted to weigh in with my opinion on the super league. Like many here I think all the clubs entering are a disgrace. This is clearly the owners pushing this whilst most players and managers will be against it. I really hope for the sake of football this doesn't go ahead.

I mean even if the Premier league keep all the teams in what would be the point aside from trying to win it. The second the super teams start to fall behind the leaders they'll just stop bothering in the league as there is nothing to play for.

Sad sad day for football.


1.) 20 apr 2021 01:16:16
owners lives matter.




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18 Apr 2021 13:07:54
That's a shame Ed if a few individuals have ruined it for everyone else who have been patiently waiting and asking. Hopefully one day you'll change your mind. All the best tho 👍.




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16 Apr 2021 12:02:01
Thanks Ed. Probably just the usual click bait rumours. Meant to be a really good player.




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25 Mar 2021 13:16:35
Looking forward to it Ed👍.




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23 Feb 2021 12:27:09
Get rid of pea 😂 was that meant to sound as disrespectful as it looked.




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05 Feb 2021 22:41:03
Still expect xhaka to go Ed? Thought arteta favoured him.


{Ed002's Note - If a good opportunity arises, he could yet go.}




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07 May 2021 14:42:41
I'm the same Sally. Have defended arteta for a while but big doubts are entering my head! I mean the players are to blame also but arteta doesn't help himself with some of the players he starts and strange subs. Also the question I keep seeing and can't answer is what is his style of football?!




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04 May 2021 10:46:29
I started watching football properly in 97 and I must say looking back now I really took it for granted 😂. It was the only style of football I had known!




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02 May 2021 18:15:33
As much as arteta gets stick for not playing him enough I do think it's wise not to rush him after all these little and one big injury. Far too many players we could name who had potential at arsenal who became injury prone.




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30 Apr 2021 10:07:30
Firstly I don't think any manager will sort this squad out. They would for a bit when we have that new manager bounce. Then it'll go to rubbish like emery and arteta.

Why would you love to see us out of Europe? I mean to be in Europe now would be the champions league as we're not going to finish europa league spot. Why would you want to miss out on that.




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29 Apr 2021 22:33:29
Or he's a decent player who's having a poor season. Anyone that's seen him prior to this season knows his class. Don't write him off yet.