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14 Feb 2022 23:14:48
Hi Eds is there anything in the Icardi Auba swap that has been spouted by the press this morning?

Also if you dare to guess who would you say would be the best fit for a CF for us come the summer? i'd personally like to see Jonathan David come in, but feel he maybe too young to fill our needs to be the main man.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal has no interest in Icardi. Raul de Tomas remains of interest.}

1.) 15 Feb 2022 16:28:12
Smart to point out David's youth JG. I'd also really like to see him at the club, but maybe management thinks a young players stunts the development of Balogun, Biereth, Edwards, etc. Meanwhile, Tomas is 27 going on 28, so maybe he is a player we have for a few years while the youth progress?

2.) 15 Feb 2022 22:45:50
Could be a smart move mate, i just think we need 20+ goal a season striker, and i don’t see that in someone still learning their trade. Massive summer ahead champions league will be a massive factor for our targets ?

Iv honestly never seen the Tomas lad play, so unable ti comment on him really.

3.) 16 Feb 2022 21:22:25
Ed, wishful thinking because I really rate the player and we’re in need of a long term CM. Have Arsenal even shown interest in Declan Rice? Any chance would require top 4 I’m sure.

{Ed002's Note - No, he has not been considered.}

4.) 16 Feb 2022 23:56:00
Cheers for the speedy response Ed.

5.) 17 Feb 2022 10:14:21
Ed any interest in kalvin Phillips?

{Ed002's Note - Kalvin Phillips (DM) a financially more viable option to Declan Rice and Manchester United have enquired in the past and may maintain that interest when a new manager arrives in the summer. An ex-PL player acting as a scout for Real Madrid has watched the player on more than one occasion. West Ham enquired and made a tentative offer to no avail in January. An enquiry from Newcastle may be followed up but I suspect the player would not be keen. Whilst he has the stupid haircut that Liverpool look for in recruits, I am not aware of any approach by Liverpool or Arsenal to Leeds at this time. Leeds will resist selling and look for a new contract. I expect a new contract will be agreed but he won't stay at Leeds forever.}

6.) 17 Feb 2022 11:20:32
Thanks Ed.



05 Dec 2021 09:10:30
Hi Eds, any info on the recent links with Sterling and Dom Calvert Lewin?

Seems like click bait to me, would prefer the latter of the two if true.


{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

1.) 05 Dec 2021 14:25:09
I did mate, just wondered with the recent surface of the links if there was anything new. Cheers though.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea, sorry.}

2.) 05 Dec 2021 22:25:17
No problem Ed, thanks again ?.



17 Aug 2021 21:13:49
Ódegaard close according to Ornstein.


1.) 17 Aug 2021 21:20:36
Well happy with this bud 👍🏻.

2.) 17 Aug 2021 22:28:31
Same here. He will improve us in the attacking third a lot.

3.) 17 Aug 2021 22:51:32
Happy with this signing. I'd like to think the money saved we will put towards a cf.

4.) 17 Aug 2021 22:39:21
I don’t see it.
I think he’s lacking aggression in his game to influence at the highest level and it’s a reason he hasn’t caught Ancelottis eye at a time when Madrid are wanting to keep the best they have as they are not in a position to spend.
I think it’s lazy by Arteta and Edu if we do indeed make the signing and I think it’s a massive risk at all round.

5.) 17 Aug 2021 23:43:46
Another vanilla player who adds very little and clearly easy for Arteta to manage - him and White don’t cut it for a window that should be addressing issues

White - needs a commanding CD next to him
No change in GK or RB which required changes
CDM - no improvement without Bissouma
Creativity and goals - no real improvement in fact may be worse with Willock going
Cover for left back ✅

In all a crappy window as haven’t moved players on while we are stuck with Granit, Laca, Willian and pea who don’t want to be here and Arteta can manage

Seriously poor window despite board spending big on an area that wasn’t required and may create a new problem.

6.) 18 Aug 2021 02:17:09
No doubt help is needed in many areas and I can't say tbat I wasn't frustrated with Odegaard many times last year. But he did show signs of settling in and he had a couple of very good games, that if repeatable, would slot him in with Tierney, Saka, and, hopefully, Smith Rowe and White as players worth building around.

If nothing else, we get a player to rotate through the front that maybe keeps Willian off the pitch. If nothing else, Kia doesn't weasel Coutinho in on deadline day and set us back another five years.

7.) 18 Aug 2021 07:20:43
Odegaard is described by some managers and pundits as the perfect professional. He has an excellent attitude, can't fault his work rate, great vision and range of passing, is versatile and is still only 22. He's exactly the signing we need and if other players around him were more clinical, everyone would of been screaming to make the deal permanent. I'm happy with the Odegaard signing especially if it means we don't now spend silly money on primadonnas like Maddison.

{Ed001's Note - I must have watched a different player.}

8.) 18 Aug 2021 07:40:59
Not who wanted but getting him for 34 million better then the 65 they wanted.

9.) 18 Aug 2021 11:30:36
Same old thing nothing will change. didn’t exactly light the place up last time.

10.) 18 Aug 2021 16:42:46
I don’t get what people have seen in Odegaard to be happy with this signing. All he did was push ESR out of position because MA has a man crush on him. Slows the game down just as much a Granite does. No improvement in what we already had in our very own gunner Joe Willock, Joe’s better in my opinion.
So we waste £50m on White (who we didn’t need) and waste £30m on MO (who’s no improvement in what we had) we can’t even shift out players that we don’t want n who don’t want to be here!
What a shambles of a window this has been.
Edu, Arteta and anyone else that has a say in transfers are an absolute joke! Get them out ASAP!

Im sorry for the negative post but I don’t see any change from the mediocrity we’ve been watching for years, in fact we’re getting worse!

I love Arsenal to death but I’m seriously hating the way this club is being ruined by inept people who are punching well above there weight! ☹️.

11.) 18 Aug 2021 18:05:25
Interesting Ed001, could you please share your opinion on Ødegaard? I've read frequently that you've got the best judgement of players amongst the Eds and I'd love to know what you think about Ødegaard and how you expect him to fare in the PL.

{Ed001's Note - I think he is a very average player, with a poor attitude (which is why he got booted straight back to the reserves on joining Madrid, even though his contract specified he had to be involved with the first team training a number of times a week) and doesn't work hard enough. He is not majorly lazy, just not giving his all, and that applies in training too, which is why he has failed to make the progress he should have. Let's be honest, if he still had the rep he did at 15, then there is no chance Arsenal would get his signing. The reason he is joining Arsenal is because he has underachieved massively and that is down to only one person - him. He doesn't do enough, on the pitch or the training ground, to improve.

He is one of those players that will end his career as unfulfilled potential, sadly. He doesn't have that quickness of thought that the top players have either.}

12.) 18 Aug 2021 18:42:04
Let’s hope he realises his potential with us, rather him than some of the others we’ve been linked with, when he came to us last season he wasn’t 100% fit but showed sparks of some special talent. These young players which are hyped up at a very young age tend to let it go to their heads, I’m hoping he’s matured and takes the opportunity to make a name for his self.

13.) 18 Aug 2021 18:43:33
Average player got a average side for a average club

Fits in well.

14.) 18 Aug 2021 19:44:17
Yaaaawwwwn and it’s only one game in to the season! Seriously some of you should maybe go and “ SUPPORT” another club or maybe google the word “ support”.

15.) 18 Aug 2021 21:01:36
Insanity. doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

16.) 19 Aug 2021 00:37:04
Opposite to Ramsdale. Great attitude, zero potential.

17.) 18 Aug 2021 22:23:26
I trust your judgement Ed001, thanks for your 2 cents. The optimist in me feels that if he gets a club who gives him the superstar value he thought he'd get in Madrid and a place where he thinks he can thrive, one can hope he can harness his potential. At 22, he's already has had a fairly long career and that could very well be his advantage in turning around his career in London. I feel he's technically gifted but I'll now ve reserved about my opinion on him knowing his attitude is an issue.

{Ed001's Note - thank you IG. Fingers crossed I am wrong as I would love to see him achieve the potential everyone expected of him when he was still a young teen.}

18.) 19 Aug 2021 06:41:18
Don’t question my support for this club 337 just because of a rant mate, it obviously shows my passion for the club. I love The Arsenal I don’t just support them. I’m not a season ticket holder so I pay a lot of money to go watch Arsenal play every season.
I guess with your overwhelming support you were sat there at the final whistle against Brentford clapping our club on were you? Embarrassing if so!
If your happy with mediocrity mate then good for you but I’m not n nor are others on here, we want what’s best fir the club and right now Arsenal are unidentifiable.

Oh and I googled support mate…
No I’m not a scaffold but yes I’ve pumped a lot of money into Arsenal over the years so there’s some support for ya fella 👍🏻

Onwards n upwards


19.) 19 Aug 2021 07:56:57
Rant? It wasn’t actually aimed at your comments JE it was more at others, however now you’ve made it personal I’ll respond.
I’m actually sick of seeing people just constantly whinging and moaning with absolutely nothing positive to say about players who haven’t even signed yet. Do you think if they read these forums they would actually want to join now?
My point is you lot haven’t even given these young players a chance yet, but you know better than people that run a billion pound football club because you spent some pocket change on a season ticket and played FIFA a few times.
Just so you know my son is a professional footballer, he’s 18 and he is on his clubs page all the time, so maybe give these signings a chance before you lot write them off!

I will go missing now before I say something to some of you serial moaners that gets me banned, but I’ll be back to remind you all when any of our new signings show their potential and you lot change your tune 👀.

20.) 19 Aug 2021 19:29:44
👍👍👍👍 Yeah!



07 Jul 2021 12:16:33
Hi Eds

Any truth regarding the return in interest of Aouar? Seen today that we are set to put a bid in around €25m mark.


{Ed002's Note - Houssem Aouar (CM) Lyon were frustrated by Arsenal not taking a realistic approach to trying to complete the transfer of the player last summer and with PSG for failing to make a suitable offer. Having lost out on their primary CM choice there remains a chance PSG could look to him again. With the impact of the broadcasting losses, clubs in France are facing a difficult time and Lyon have reduced their €60M asking price this summer to ensure a sale. Juventus interest has drifted as they have a preferred target in mind after failed offers including Federico Bernardeschi and Mattia De Sciglio, who Lyon are keen on but they want to separate the deals. There has been concern about his recent form and this was reflected by Real Madrid showing no interest when approached by his agent approached by his agent. Barcelona were also approached but they will not be in a position to do anything unless Frenkie de Jong is tempted away from the club. Fabio Paratici has taken his interest from Juventus to Spurs. Manchester City, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and others have sent scouts to watch him over the past couple of seasons but none have declared an interest or looked to make an offer for Aouar. Arsenal will be told a take it or leave it price and be expected to pay it - a third party will be used by Arsenal in any direct discussions. Atletico Madrid will offer an option if Saul leaves with De Paul also arriving.}

1.) 07 Jul 2021 13:15:30
would aouar even agree to a transfer to arsenal? I thought he would now want to go to a club that plays in the CL.

{Ed002's Note - Juventus was the likely destination but the drop in form made them look elsewhere and they found another target - who they have since lost out on, so they have moved to another target. The player wanted the move to Turin but it looks like it won't be an option. I think the player will want to see what options he has. Right now it is not much.}

2.) 07 Jul 2021 15:30:00
Thanks Ed!

3.) 07 Jul 2021 17:38:25
I just want us to be 24 Aouar Partey people.

I can't take credit for that, it was someone else's comment last year, and I still think it's golden.

4.) 07 Jul 2021 15:59:37
Thanks Ed, brilliant info yet again!

5.) 07 Jul 2021 17:23:24
I can see why Aouar`s selling fee has dropped as Lyon need the money and his apparent loss of form but the amount potentially £35 mill less seems drastic! Seems the same with Pjanic who was worth £60mill only a year ago. Remains to be seen to see if whoever buys them they are a bargain or other teams were right to swerve them . Are Arsenal looking at Pjanic Ed? Thanks in advance COYG.

{Ed002's Note - No but there is interest from England.}

6.) 07 Jul 2021 23:37:34
Hah, enjoyed that one Alex.



04 Jun 2021 02:50:52
Opening bid of £30m rejected by Norwich for Buendia, talks on going.
From Afc Bell on Twitter.


1.) 04 Jun 2021 06:54:25
We can get aoura for 40 Surely he’s a better option.

2.) 06 Jun 2021 09:31:07
Buendia has signed for Aston Villa. Is this another missed opportunity or a justified refusal to pay over the odds for a player?

In my view, we have missed out. As for Aouar, we messed about so much last season that I suspect we have missed the boat on that one too.




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03 Feb 2022 17:34:05
G62 i think you mentioned a out our games through Feb. Arsenal vs Wolves reschedule has been put in for thursday 24th Feb, so we now have 3 games this month. 2 against Wolves and home against Brentford.


1.) 03 Feb 2022 19:42:43
Thanks JG93 mate ?

All games are important but the 2 v Wolves will be huge 4 pints minimum if we want 4th and as much as I respect how well Brentford have done and are still doing that has to be 3 point game for us.

On a separate issue I hope we give Christian Erikson a standing ovation before the game, it will be brilliant to see him full stop.

2.) 03 Feb 2022 21:03:38
Hopefully we will some points off Wolves as well as pints ?.

3.) 04 Feb 2022 00:24:24
?? there will definitely be a few pints drunk on the away day!

Your absolutely right there mate, the guy deserves nothing less!



13 Jan 2022 22:28:28
Anyone else worried about our midfield options for Sunday.? ? with Smith Rowe not involved again tonight and Ode testing positive for the old rona where do you think we should turn.? Maybe White as the holding player? Maybe Chambers? Or Smith Rowe as an 8 with Laca again in the 10 if he is fit? Hopefully Saka is sound to play, caught a clip of him swallowing a tablet tonight. Hopefully just a bit of stomach cramps.


1.) 13 Jan 2022 22:46:02
If I'm truthful I'm not worried about Sunday at all, I think we will turn up and win lose or draw that will do for me.

I can't remember the last time I felt so confident in us not simply rolling over and playing dead.

2.) 13 Jan 2022 23:22:25
I suggested something similar earlier 93. It could be an option. Xhaka now missing three there may now be a need to buy if was only an option before. He will be back but who knows with the bug and one out an loan.

3.) 14 Jan 2022 08:05:31
Hansom Chambers is the man for job ???.



27 Nov 2021 10:26:04
Game day Gooners, score predictions? i'm going for a strong response to the Anfield defeat with a 4-0 win.

Tierney, Ainsley MN Odegaard in, Pea, Lokongo and Tavares out.


1.) 27 Nov 2021 11:49:59
I've given up on predictions JG93 mate, but I'm really hopeful of a positive response from the team today.

It's 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it that matters most in the long run ?.

2.) 27 Nov 2021 12:30:42
Exactly 62, they need a show a massive response to last weeks ‘set back’ and show that they can kick on after a defeat.

3.) 27 Nov 2021 18:08:51
It was a very good response JG93 mate, the Liverpool result last week has already begun to fade where as a defeat today would have kept it right at the top of the debate list.

A job well done today mate ????.



26 Sep 2021 18:49:13
Great performance all over the pitch, Xhaka is in his usual redemption mood after his red card. Passing play in the first half was exceptional, which shown for all 3 goals. Didn’t need to step out of first gear in the second. Buzzing after watching that ??.




18 Aug 2021 18:39:56
Ramsdale nearly done £24m + £6m in addons. Not in squad vs West Brom



1.) 18 Aug 2021 19:10:12
I have to be honest, I am stunned Arsenal paid that much for him. Off course I don't support Arsenal and its obviously not my money but is he that good, where does that leave Leno and surely the money could have been spent somewhere else? Just my opinion mind, could easily be wrong like.

2.) 18 Aug 2021 19:52:02
Not sure Rover, definitely a decent keeper in there, but is he confident enough with his feet? Leno will still be no1 this season i think. Although paying that much for a no2 seems abit ridiculous to me. Your definitely right mate, were desperate for a RB and potentially a striker.

3.) 18 Aug 2021 19:52:41
Are you joking, this guy has some of the quickest reflexes I’ve seen for a long time and has made some phenomenal saves where he had no right to, plus uses his legs as well as his hands to block shots as well, he can be a little reckless at times but that will be eradicated with maturity

Happy with this signing if it comes off.

4.) 18 Aug 2021 20:14:04
We don’t need another shot stopper especially if we sort defence.

Need someone who commands his defence, owns the 6 yard box, can actually catch, good decision making and good playing from the back. Everything I think Leno is only OK at best.

If we want a shot stopper - Leno is number 1 and we should invest elsewhere and stop playing from the back

Please tell me he’s more than a shot stopper or that’s more money invested poorly this season.

Board is certainly backing Edu / Arteta - no where to hide for either of them now. They decided on White. To not buy Bissouma, to get Ode etc etc.

5.) 18 Aug 2021 20:15:26
If he improves us he's worth the money and if he doesn't he wasn't worth buying for £1.

Prices are irrelevant it's all about what a player does in your shirt, people said Lukaha wasn't worth the £80m United paid for him at the time while others declared Di Mari a bargin at £60m, let's Judge White and Ramsdale by what we see in an Arsenal shirt after 7 or 8 games.

6.) 18 Aug 2021 21:13:11
To me it seems a strange situation. If Arsenal aren't happy with Leno then the should have moved him on and used that and the circa £30 million on Ramsdale to get the very best they could or indeed hang their coat on Ramsdale and have him replace Leno. To have both seems like an expensive luxury. Just my take boys.

{Ed014's Note - you’ve no idea how strange the people who run Arsenal are mate, think of something ridiculous that won’t help the club at all and they’ll smash it out the park! 🤦‍♂️🤣🤣

7.) 19 Aug 2021 00:36:51
So true Rover - perhaps selling Emi for 20m last season compounds the cluster xxxx that we’ve done now. But then look at Willian, Saliba, Granit…. we aren’t run well or managed well. Common sense isn’t in our dictionary.




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26 May 2022 07:33:24
Im sure he will get plenty of game time in the europa league Wire mate.




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21 Feb 2022 21:11:06
Rumours now circling about Fabian Ruiz, any truth in these Ed?


{Ed002's Note - Fabian Ruiz (CM/DM/AM) is still seen by Real Madrid as a replacement for Kroos and/or Modric but is not first choice - although they could still turn to him and are keeping their interest known to Napoli. There have been discussions with his agent involving Manchester City and Bayern Munich. Napoli have also met and spoken with Barcelona who see him as a possible replacement for Pjanic. I am not aware of any approach to his agent or Napoli by Liverpool. His agent thinks that Arsenal, PSG and Manchester United could also look to him. Do not lose sight of Inter.}



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15 Feb 2022 22:45:50
Could be a smart move mate, i just think we need 20+ goal a season striker, and i don’t see that in someone still learning their trade. Massive summer ahead champions league will be a massive factor for our targets ?

Iv honestly never seen the Tomas lad play, so unable ti comment on him really.




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27 Jan 2022 21:31:11
Would of rather kept chambers as back up to Tomi than Cedric. good luck to the lad, always professional and did a job when asked.




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26 Dec 2021 19:25:00
Steve - Bukayo Saka (LM/ LW) Atletico have enquired after his availability and Juventus have declared an interest. Arsenal want to keep him.





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17 May 2022 17:20:26
For me Ed, we would of needed at least 6 players, upgrades on what with have/ to compete and rotate through the competitions. We definitely would be wasting our time with the champions league i reckon, and on the plus side at least the likes of patino and Flores and co, will get some game time ??‍♂️ Strengthen and go again next season ??.


{Ed014's Note - absolutely 93, and who those 6 would be with only Europa league football on offer is going to have to entail some seriously smart work in the transfer window.

We’re going to need a keeper, back up left and right backs, replacements for Xhaka and likely Elneny with probably two strikers.

We need to sort out Ramsdale, a little less mucking about and 100% concentration, you don’t see Allison or Ederson doing the crap Ramsdale does. Be enthused with a want to win but the rest is just stupid.

In those purchases we need leaders and no one with a weak negative attitude.

We’re a mile behind and it’s not the end of the season and City with the purchase of Haaland just increased the gap!



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17 May 2022 16:21:32
Whats the difference between Thursday Sunday to, Wednesday Saturday or Saturday Tuesday?

Think near enough every Arsenal fan would of snatched at 5th place at the start of the season. Looking over the season as a while i'm rather proud of the lads, having the youngest average squad in the league and finishing 5th is not a bad end to the season. The only downside to the season is not adding 1 or 2 in January as the injuries have hit hard.

Don’t forget Spurs could always do a Spursy and get beat by Norwich ??.


{Ed014's Note - none for me and this current squad would be wasting their time in the Champions League, had we got better upgrades in the summer that could have been different.

Trouble is we’re still the same Arsenal that Wenger left behind and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon.



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02 Apr 2022 22:02:40
Sally, i read it as he wouldn’t be happy to sit on the bench but happy to be involved in a rotation system.




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23 Mar 2022 19:17:46
We need around 25 for me Harrison, i think the Chelsea game can be a free hit but other than that we need to keep picking up the 3 points wherever we go.

Also i really hope Evertons survival comes down to last day, as relegating fat Frank, will definitely write Artetas name in the Legends book ?.




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24 Feb 2022 18:45:25
Ill take a 1-0 win as long as there is a massive celebration at the full time whistle Bill ????.