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31 Mar 2021 13:13:12
Hi Ed, I saw before you said Hakimi didn't find arsenal an attractive club. Would you said securing champions league football helps with being attractive or is being attractive deeper than this?


{Ed002's Note - Being in the Champions League would certainly help.}

1.) 31 Mar 2021 15:26:09
Thanks Ed.



04 Mar 2021 08:44:28
Hi Ed. Would you be able to provide a list of potential incomings for the summer please? Thank you!


{Ed002's Note - Ask in a week or two please.}

1.) 12 Mar 2021 15:15:50
No worries Ed thank you. Is now a better time for you to provide a list please?

{Ed002's Note - Not yet.}

2.) 18 Mar 2021 22:39:14
What about now ed.

{Ed002's Note - Try later next week please.}

3.) 19 Mar 2021 15:12:49
Ha everyone is watching this thread. Thanks Ed!

4.) 24 Mar 2021 09:39:40
What’s about now lol.



27 Jan 2021 12:38:21
Hi Ed, would you mind providing us with a list or an update on our left back situation please.


{Ed002's Note - It is true that Arsenal have asked a representative of Marseille about ex-Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi and she has explained he is out injured right now.}

1.) 27 Jan 2021 13:19:37
Do you reckon he would be a good signing?

{Ed002's Note - He would simply be cover - it seems suffiecient cover already exists to me.}

2.) 27 Jan 2021 14:48:08
Who? Cedric? Don’t think so mate.

{Ed002's Note - I didn't say anything about Cedric. What's wrong with you?}

3.) 27 Jan 2021 16:00:20
No need to ask what’s wrong with me. I was asking if you meant Cedric.

4.) 27 Jan 2021 16:23:58
Dags, for me Cedric was man of the match and he was playing lb

Wtf do you want out the Arsenal, I think you need a reality check son.

5.) 27 Jan 2021 17:45:55
I’m saying that we have one left back. Yes Cedric played well yesterday but it was one match. He is not left footed. Against Southampton in the FA cup we needed a natural left back. Against Crystal Palace, maitland-niles played there, again we needed a natural left back. If you don’t think we need another left back then you and Ed need to wipe your eyes.

6.) 27 Jan 2021 18:21:09
Oooooh handbags 👜 at 10 paces and to think we once thought dags and Malaga were the same person 😂
Maybe they are both and ed02 is them as well
It’s a BANTER site guys remember and chill your beanz 🤣🤣.

7.) 27 Jan 2021 19:55:28
Haha all fun and games mate🤣.

8.) 27 Jan 2021 22:52:22
I wouldn't mind seeing Gabriel or Mari given a go there either. Both seem very capable and it's a shame to exclude them when both are fit. I enjoyed Cedric's performance though. Saka can also play there, but we lose our best attacker.

9.) 27 Jan 2021 22:52:48
Hey Dags smile buddy and what happens with the club we have to accept.

10.) 28 Jan 2021 10:29:40
I do agree that we should have a natural LB as cover for Tierney, but it doesn't seem feasible to have 5 full backs (should we sign Amavi this window) for two competitions now. Would rather we sign him on a pre-contract to join in the summer, then look to shift AMN for a decent fee as I can't see him having a future here (I'd also sell Bellerin if the right offer was made and then go for Max Aarons)

11.) 28 Jan 2021 18:54:20
Deffo agree on the Max Aaron’s for Bellerin CB. That’s a good shout.

12.) 29 Jan 2021 12:29:05
Just out of interest Ed who do you believe is cover for Tierney? Assuming saka? As niles is going out on loan so imagine saka and cedric will be used as cover.

{Ed002's Note - Saka is available to provide cover.}

13.) 29 Jan 2021 15:51:59
I think Cedric ahould be our first choice RB tbh. if that does happen and AMN gets a loan deal then yes, Saka would be our cover. Not great to have one of our best attackers as cover for LB, I know we needed players off the wage bill and perhaps Kolasniac was not happy not playing, but I always thought he did a solid job as cover if not setting the world on fire 🤷.



31 Dec 2020 14:58:05
Hi Ed. Thank you for the list of outgoings. Would you be able to give us a list of the potential incomings for January/ Summer please.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal will keep looking and don't expect too much in January - and remember the club have already gambled a lot of future income away, so funds will be very thin on the ground:

Omar Rekik (CB) youngster joining from Hertha Berlin - I would think a loan is likely.
Dominik Szoboszlai (LM/CM) Moving elsewher.
Fabio Vieira (RM/CM) an ex Arsenal player recommended FV who would likely be open to a move if Arsenal were to find the required €30M.
Joan Jordan (CM) Another midfield option - but not cheap.
Berkay Ozcan (CM) Only moved in the summer but Arsenal have asked if Basaksehir would be open to making a profit on the player. Apparently not - a missed opportunity in the summer.
Julian Brandt (AM) again a player being considered by Arsenal. He would be a reasonable price and would be an Oezil replacement.
Leon Bailey (LW/RW) A player who has had his mojo drifting away and Bayer Leverkusen are open to moving on this winter. Spurs are keen but want the price to drop further. Prior interest of Everton and Leeds has drifted away - Everton already being over loaded with players who are predominently LW and Leeds have preferred options. Arsenal may offer an option.
Donyell Malen (F) Arsenal want to resign the player to replace Lacazette. Borussia Dortmund have him on their list of Sancho replacements. Won't return to Arsenal.
Maxi Gomez (S) Financial issues at Valencia mean that they will listen to offers for players but want to hold on to Gaya whilst they have told interested sides that neither Carlos Soler or Maxi Gomez would be sold cheaply. I am not aware of any approach by Arsenal who would see him as a replacement for Lacazette perhaps. Whilst his price is high, his return in terms of goals is not great. Very unlikely.

1.) 31 Dec 2020 16:23:19
Thanks Ed!

2.) 31 Dec 2020 16:42:48
Thanks Ed. Any idea if the Rekik guy is good? Also Ed, any idea if Saliba is good?

{Ed002's Note - Saliba is seen as a very good player by those in the French game. Arsenal has a whole bunch of unhappy players - he as you can expect is one. Arsenal have wasted a chunk of his career. Omar Rekik has a good reputation as a player but there have been issues (the same issue) at Feyenoord, PSV, Manchester City and Marseille where he has spent time as a youngster. The lady from Marseille made it clear tehy were happy to let him move on. Not ready for the first team and probably more CB fodder for Arsenal.}

3.) 31 Dec 2020 19:32:28
Thanks Ed, Happy New Year.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome. Enjoy you new year.}

4.) 01 Jan 2021 15:27:48
Great info -thanks Ed and happy new year. Sounds like a quiet Jan for Arsenal.



27 Dec 2020 17:51:28
Hi Ed, is there any truth that arsenal are interested in Julian Brandt?


{Ed002's Note - Julian Brandt (AM) again a player being considered by Arsenal. He would be a reasonable price and would be an Oezil replacement.}

1.) 28 Dec 2020 00:59:46
Thanks Ed, do you reckon he would be a good signing?

{Ed002's Note - Yes - he is versatile and young.}

2.) 28 Dec 2020 12:27:27
Thanks Ed, have a good new year :)




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23 Mar 2021 10:14:06
Hi ed001, just wanted to know how you think Odegaard has done since joining arsenal and if you think he should be signing in the summer? Thank you.


{Ed001's Note - I have not been watching Arsenal lately, been trying to get caught up on articles so only been watching the odd game other than Liverpool. Sorry.}

1.) 23 Mar 2021 12:55:12
No worries thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - what about you? Has he impressed you?}

2.) 23 Mar 2021 14:42:54
I think he’s done alright but it seems everyone loves him so maybe I’m missing something. Will need to pay attention to him a lot more during games and to be fair he’s only 23 so will only get better.

3.) 23 Mar 2021 23:06:39
In my view Dags he has the same qualities Ozil had for us when he first started with us, albeit with a bit more rawness and lacking Ozil's effortless flair, but he makes up for that by giving maximum effort every single game. He's always pressing from the front and tries to win the ball back with every challenge. He has the combination of talent and hard work that is required to become a superstar in time.



16 Mar 2021 18:32:03
Hi Ed, I know you can't provide a list but can you do something similar on the United and Liverpool pages and name the main positions arsenal are targeting this window please.


{Ed002's Note - G, AM and S then cover for departing players.}

1.) 16 Mar 2021 18:52:26
Goalie, Attacking midfielder and Striker? Plus cover for departures. Is that right

Will Dani be sent home?

{Ed002's Note - Try searching - I have already addressed that.}



24 Feb 2021 22:34:18
Would love to see everyone's thoughts. If we get knocked out tomorrow would u sack or keep the manager.


1.) 24 Feb 2021 22:54:45
What would we achieve by sacking him if we lose tomorrow? Revenge?
If we lose tomorrow sacking Arteta wouldn't get us back in the competition so it would be a pointless excersise.

Even if we replaced him with Pep Jurgen or anyone else we won't finish top 4 this season and we won't be relegated with Arteta.

I'd wait until the season ends then assess where we finish both league position and points total wise, if either are a new 25 year low then most definitely tata Arteta because we can't keep going backwards and making excuses for why it's happening.

2.) 25 Feb 2021 10:04:03
Agree with g62. A full season IMO is enough to judge a manager by, and Arteta deserves that. This summer's call should be based on that.

3.) 25 Feb 2021 10:07:56
No don't sack him.

4.) 25 Feb 2021 14:01:50
What and bring in Benitez for three months and then Hassenhuttl? On that basis alone don`t sack him! I have said before give him the Summer window and if he hasn`t improved markedly on this season by Christmas it needs to be looked at but if definite improvement (subjective I know) keep with him . Think that`s fair. For me if need be I would replace him with Rogers sparkling white teeth and all.
Would Rogers come to The Arsenal? Why not? In my eyes we are the best club there is! COYG.

5.) 25 Feb 2021 16:43:18
My guess is, and it is only a guess, the club will back Arteta during the summer as they did Emery then if come next October/ November should we continue to be an inconsistent mid table team the club will give in to fan pressure and reluctantly give Mikel his cards leaving us looking for the best available candidate rather than the best possible candidate we can get, just as before.

What ever the club does this summer be it back or sack Arteta they absolutely have to get it right! Because we have already slipped into Everton and Spurs (pre Poch) territory of ex champions who've become top 10 to Europa league 5th or 6th standard and the next step down if continue to decline is life among the other ex champions like Leeds and Vila.
History shows the longer a club spends out of the limelight the more difficult it becomes to find your way back.

6.) 25 Feb 2021 17:17:42
Mauricio Sarri ?

{Ed077's Note - What about Gasperini, the Atalanta manager?}



21 Feb 2021 22:06:36
Everyone, stop settling for mediocre performances. We went from invincible to invisible. We are now saying that "at least it was only 1-0". Can someone tell me why Laca hasn't started the last 3 games?

Why Martinelli never plays? Why put Mari a game against the best team in the league when he hasn't played in over a month? Why we constantly play bellerin. Why saka was playing on the left not the right. Why auba wasn't subbed off.

If he didn't win the FA cup would you still be wanting to give him time? We have better players yet we are playing worse. Emery even done better than him and he was awful. We are tenth in February. Arteta is not good enough, not even close.

He has favourites: xhaka, bellerin, Luiz, Auba. Youngsters get dropped left right and centre, the senior players will not. As fans, let's wake up and smell the coffee.

Arteta is not the football messiah you want him to be. He's out of his depth. If you really want arsenal to be great again you must see that.


1.) 21 Feb 2021 22:30:24
Genuinely interested- you’re in charge what do you do?

2.) 21 Feb 2021 22:58:09
Will sack Arteta. Will bring in a Rafa Benitez until the end of the season and will review the managerial position with Hasenhuttl and Allegri as first choices.

3.) 21 Feb 2021 23:39:11
Why did Arteta make 5 changes? To prove he can out think Pepe, dreamer, Pepe in and Smith Rowe on the bench, what on earth was that going to achieve . you carry on doing that mate snd watch our young guns clear off .

In saying this I’m with Mal, you have to give him another transfer window and a season with no interruption and something that resembles normality ( next season ) after that let’s then discuss who our next manager will be .

4.) 22 Feb 2021 08:15:43
Tbf I'm going to stand up for Xhaka. He's been one of our best players this season. He was one of the only players yesterday to make direct, piercing forward passes and other a silly tackle here and there he did good.

5.) 22 Feb 2021 12:30:29
Hasenhuttl, as a replacement, Southampton's record since Dec 16,
DLDDWLLLLD, 7/ 30 points, goals for 5 against 20, how many people would put up with that record.

6.) 22 Feb 2021 17:40:52
Benitez for three months then a manager who I think is being found out and Allegri who I’m sure Ed02 has said won’t come! I’m going to stick two chop sticks up my nose and shout Wibble COYG.

7.) 22 Feb 2021 17:59:20
Also Banbury I think that’s more than fair to give him this summer window and next season. If though by Christmas there is a downturn on this season and no progression at all we have to think about a change! I would pay Rodgers what he wanted then although if we acted like some fans want firing the manager of teams that lost to City we would have tons to choose from COYG.

8.) 22 Feb 2021 18:11:53
Don't you dare Sussex, there is absolutely no need to resort to that kind of behaviour, and you, about to be a granddad and all that. Tut Tut 🌝.



15 Feb 2021 09:38:34
Hi Ed, any truth that we are going to extend David Luiz contract? I know you previously said it's unlikely.


{Ed002's Note - I am not the one to ask about such matters.}

1.) 15 Feb 2021 13:38:55
Hope not! I’d rather go to the dentist and have my teeth pulled out without an anaesthetic than watch him for another year.

2.) 15 Feb 2021 13:52:03
I'm reading he is a good influence on the young guns 337 so Mikel thinks he is worth another year long contract.

3.) 15 Feb 2021 15:05:56
Then employ him as a coach then not as a player on £100k per week.

4.) 15 Feb 2021 20:21:02
They can extend him at half that but don’t have to play a lot of games. 😀.

5.) 17 Feb 2021 01:18:06
Think you've called it 337 with the player-coach shout.




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




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31 Mar 2021 15:26:09
Thanks Ed.




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12 Mar 2021 15:15:50
No worries Ed thank you. Is now a better time for you to provide a list please?


{Ed002's Note - Not yet.}



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23 Feb 2021 17:28:57
I agree Alex.




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27 Jan 2021 19:55:28
Haha all fun and games mate🤣.





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08 Apr 2021 23:04:41
I agree with Arteta not playing him.




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23 Mar 2021 14:42:54
I think he’s done alright but it seems everyone loves him so maybe I’m missing something. Will need to pay attention to him a lot more during games and to be fair he’s only 23 so will only get better.




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23 Mar 2021 12:55:12
No worries thanks Ed.


{Ed001's Note - what about you? Has he impressed you?}



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21 Feb 2021 22:58:09
Will sack Arteta. Will bring in a Rafa Benitez until the end of the season and will review the managerial position with Hasenhuttl and Allegri as first choices.




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21 Feb 2021 22:00:24
Give him next season? Are u serious? Malaga if we get knocked out in the round of 32 on Thursday are u still going to give him next season?