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01 Feb 2018 10:57:09
talking to people at an arsenal game, the news doing the rounds/ rumours is that the management want to get joachim loew.

now i dismissed this obviously but now been reading on ed002 favourite platform twitter ;) that this is being bandied about more.

maybe its just rumours but this game was just after new years took awhile to catch up.

i do apologise if this is not juicy as i don't know any builder who has an aunt who drives a cab with a dog and the dogs puppy told me the rumour.


1.) 01 Feb 2018 11:48:13
Exactly rumours i had been seeing and hearing. Interesting appointment if true.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 12:46:47
it seems like there is something going on behind the scenes, obviously it maybe just everyone reading too much into it, but ian wright said the players are not responding to wenger, and it feels like there is an internal power struggle, not sure if he knows something or is assuming like the rest of us.

i do hope wenger can win the carabao cup and call it quits or even the europa. anyway i think this season is a wash, give youth a chance and build team chemistry.

Good thing is the players from arsenal who will be at the world cup playing major minutes won't be many. Iwobi, ozil, kos will start, but monreal, mustafi and bellerin will likely be subs.

3.) 02 Feb 2018 14:52:40
That rumour seems to have been floating around for a while LV. Perhaps people are looking at international managers who may call it a day after the WC this summer and putting 2 and 2 together? To be fair I could easily see France looking for a new manager if they don't win it with their current squad, and I am sure plenty would put Arsene forward as the next french manager if he wanted it? Combine that with perhaps Jochaim Lowe also perhaps calling it a day and looking to go back into club management, and i suppose you can see why these rumours exist.



04 Jun 2017 08:33:29
eds i don't want to talk about players arsenal are linked with, but who is interested in the players we currently have?

ox, lucas perez, giroud, sanogo, gibbs, wilshire, debuchy.


{Ed002's Note - (a) Possibly Liverpool but it makes no sense (b) Sevilla, Villarreal and possibly Real Sociedad (c) Marseille but it won't happen (d) Lower French or Italian sides I would think (e) ? (f) Bournemouth (g) ?}

1.) 05 Jun 2017 04:48:14
Wilshere's being touted to WHam I think. Might be best for all parties really.

2.) 05 Jun 2017 11:01:16
I hear Newcastle are interested in Gibbs, any truth in this Eds? The fee i heard was £15 million, this seems unrealistic however due to his injury record and only having a year left on his contract.

{Ed025's Note - it certainly looks a possibility at this stage jim..

3.) 05 Jun 2017 10:11:53
appreciate the response ed, would have assumed they would have to go on a free, as most clubs who would want these players probably would not want to pay the insane salaries we have put them on.

{Ed002's Note - You are right that clubs in Europe would not match the salaries.}

4.) 06 Jun 2017 14:32:38
Because you have a team of mercenaries who wouldn't play for Arsenal if you didn't bribe them. That is exactly the problem with the squad!

You will soon find out the horrible truth of Europa League football. Top players like Mbappe won't sign unless you pay £100M and budget breaking wages on top. If Arsenal follow this path then they will soon become the next Leeds or Nottingham Forest.



03 Aug 2016 15:04:47
can i ask if arsenal are entertaining offers for sanchez?

and if so what sort of price are they looking for, as we know juve want Sanchez.


1.) 03 Aug 2016 19:54:53
I'm not 'ITK' but I see no chance of Alexis leaving. He's excited for the new season and seems keen to stay, we have no reason to sell, and I doubt the club would let on of their only world class players leave with only a couple weeks before the new season.

Snowball's chance in hell mate.

2.) 03 Aug 2016 20:48:07
Sanchez is going nowhere. For this season at least.

3.) 03 Aug 2016 21:23:18
Malaga said he's leaving.

Thank God, that mean's he's definitely staying :-)



13 Aug 2015 05:00:04
Ok I have no idea on the latest with benzema and arsenal. Could be the same in regards to interest but no move yet.

I have been reading that Manchester United are now in for the player. And are willing to pay him 250 per week while we can only offer about 160.

Is there any truth to uniteds interest?


1.) 13 Aug 2015 09:31:26
It would seem a likely solution to the De Gea situation as Ramos isn't interested leaving.
I doubt utd are interested in Reals Euro's so Benzema could well be the ideal currency to resolve things.
It wouldn't exactly be a shock if it happened.

2.) 13 Aug 2015 12:08:15
As much as I would love to get Benz, I really don't think it will happen. Kinder reminds me of the whole Higuain scenario, we have been linked with both every summer for like 4-5 years now or so it feels.



16 Apr 2015 11:42:11
Can any ed shed some info in terms of the coaching carousel which we may encounter this summer?

with klopp now in the hat, which teams are looking to him as their new manager?

I know Liverpool will have interest, Arsenal have ruled out their interest.

do madrid and barcelona figure in this? or are they more likely to stay with their figure heads?


{Ed002's Note - If the European page was not having issues right now I would say take it there. So a really special treat:

Klopp: Liverpool don't have an interest in Klopp and he has a number of options available - take a year off being top of the list. He will be approached by Napoli, don't rule out PSG or Real Madrid.

Blanc: It is fair to say that an alternative to Blanc was being considered by PSG but he is no longer available. It is also fair to say that there was a third party looking to see if a deal could have been brokered with Liverpool for him. That however is a while back and long before Liverpool began to improve. Right now I would not want to speculate too much.

Ancelotti: There is a third party who wants to steer Ancelotti toward Manchester this summer - either side.

Manuel Pellegrini to Napoli (may be an issue now that Klopp is available.

Benitez: Benitez wants either the Liverpool job or Manchester City - there is a chance of a one year deal at Manchester City whilst they await the man they want.

I am not going to give details about what is happening elsewhere in Europe here, that will wait until the page is fixed. Again, a blast for managers this summer.}

1.) 16 Apr 2015 21:00:53
much appreciated for your response.




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26 Dec 2020 23:07:31
Eds what's your take on arsenal management, not taking the recent showings, has there been a change for the better in your opinion or do we still lack. Would appreciate your take if you are not too busy, if not thanks for taking the time to read this.


{Ed002's Note - It is as I said the other day - they are not the right people.}

1.) 27 Dec 2020 01:11:02
Apologies i will find your posts. last i remember reading was before the pepe deal.

2.) 27 Dec 2020 10:10:18
This has been discussed recently on the rumours page Laker.



17 Sep 2020 16:12:06
Im sure you guys are also reading about Aouar, but where are we funding this from? And how are able to keep soo many players?

I figured with ceballos we would not need Aouar, are we buying luxury? We also have ozil for another year.

Not to forget our DM position which seems to never get filled, torreira and guendouzi seemed to fill it awhile now that's gone.

What you guys think? I was certain ed said We can't afford aouar.


1.) 17 Sep 2020 17:13:21
Where are the rumours from Larker mate? That's always my first thought and if it's the usual suspects then I look to see what mystic Meg and Russell Grant are saying in my horoscope for a slightly more realistic take on things.

2.) 17 Sep 2020 18:13:32
Arteta said the other day that we aren't done in the market but didn't allude to whether it was for incomings or outgoings. I thought with DC playing higher up that we would target a defensive midfielder/ box to box but we'll see. As for funding it, it's very much down to outgoings and there will be some for sure. I think we'll see around 4-5 players leave in total with 1 more player coming in after Runarsson. We have to be careful with the amount of non-homegrown players we have though too. I think we have 18 now which is 1 over the 17 maximum? I might be wrong.

3.) 17 Sep 2020 22:23:19
I have it on good authority that Aouar is joining!

4.) 18 Sep 2020 07:19:53
I heard from a bad anarchist he wasn't joining us DG.



08 Aug 2019 22:23:58
Eds now that the EPL transfer window is over, and hopefully you all can resume some sanity, i wanted to inquire about your opinion on the state of arsenal behind the scene.

you did say something to the effect of having a DOF who is not a DOF? and perhaps the structure not being clear and a complete mess? i'm not quoting you.

Im sure we managed to pull a miracle to have a decent transfer window, however what insight could you provide with an opinion on the long term outlook of what we are actually headed for in your experience.

feel free to ignore my ques if it sounds stupid.


{Ed002's Note - The structure of the management is a joke at Arsenal hence the issues they had recruiting. The transfer window has been very good but it is a risk the club has decided to take.}

1.) 09 Aug 2019 00:51:19
I'm shocked they have if it's that bad Ed maybe they wanted to get the fans back behind the club.



04 Apr 2018 09:55:57
been reading on and off for many many years, post occasionally and I thoroughly enjoy the fan perspective and all the eds who give their insight and some of the eds who give us information tabloids would drool over.

much ado thanks to you all for making this site interesting across all pages.

lets hope the end of the season is somewhat fruitful for us gooners. regardless i'm looking forward to the world cup. can't believe its every 4 years. 1990 was my first world cup age 5.7 bloody world cups. looking forward to no8 and I maybe in Russia, got hospitality tickets, but not sure how serious the risk to travel there is, as a man with a tan I was advised by a friend who is from st Petersburg that its not ideal. anyone travelling from here?


{Ed001's Note - you would be well advised to speak to the consulate before you consider going.}

1.) 04 Apr 2018 11:07:07
Mate watch it at home or down the pub but don't go to Russia it's just not worth it.
It's a very different country with very different attitudes and ways before you even add the football element to the equation, Euro 2016 told me that no England fan should take a chance at Russia 2018.
Russian leaders aren't bothered what the rest of the world thinks of them or thier country public and world opinion will count for nothing and hold no sway at this world cup which makes it even less appealing still.
Russia will simply deny any problems before during and after the world cup.

2.) 04 Apr 2018 13:09:13
You have swallowed the bait hook line and sinker with the anti Russia propaganda haven’t you G62. If your part of traveling England fans who want to have a scap then I’d say go because you will certainly get one. If you want to go and enjoy the football and your a adult with a normal amount of wits about you then I’m sure you will be fine. Ultras are looking for ultras not family’s and moderate enjoying football . I can’t give advice specifically for you though lakerville as I don’t know what the Russians feel about tans mate. Ed’s advice is the one to take for that.

3.) 04 Apr 2018 13:58:01
to be fair I did travel along time ago well 11 years ago on the trans Siberian and it was amazing, I understand the situation has changed, although I did have a lot of people just stop and look at me like I was an alien, further east I went, girls were friendly though ;)

yea I understand the situation has changed and I really want to see a world cup live, never been to one. not even the euros, now that I can somewhat afford it was thinking of doing it.

to those I have spoken to have told me not to travel, I am considering not going but i'm not sure i'd survive Doha 2022 in the heat :)

Yea I wanted to know if anyone is going. right now its jack jones and that scenario will be a definite NO.

4.) 04 Apr 2018 14:19:00
If you have the opertunity to go and you can find some like minded easy going people then I say do it. Everyone has danger radar and as long as your responsible with the booze I’m sure you will have a great time.

5.) 04 Apr 2018 14:37:57
lets see what comes of it mate. for now some cracking games on tonight and one more tomorrow.

6.) 04 Apr 2018 15:00:30
I know mate. It’s not often I watch other teams from the prem but I’m really excited tonight and will be cheering Liverpool on, as will most of the country.

7.) 04 Apr 2018 17:21:34
Sanogo we can all only offer our true opinion mate, if one of my family asked the same question as Larker that's what my answer would be.
Propaganda I'm sure there is plenty of that flying around but there is also real risks too mate and its a brave man that decides to ignore those risks and an even braver one who advises others to ignore them.
Each person has to weight up what they personally have to gain and potentially lose from their decision.

8.) 04 Apr 2018 17:49:26
A friend of mine, who is a football watching family man went to France 2016 and inadvertently got caught up and trapped in street battle with Russian hooligans. He says if it wasn't for a stroke of luck, where he escaped and hid over a garden wall, he thinks he would have been seriously injured in the fighting. The Russian hooligans in their own country fuelled by the political situation as an excuse, could cause mayhem. While 95% of the time i think it will be safe, their will always be the 5% that isn't.

9.) 04 Apr 2018 19:32:41
And the streets of London have been a really safe place haven’t they. We can’t account for henny penny’s.



21 Sep 2017 13:14:11
i have been watching La liga recently and with madrid having a terrible run of games and probably out of the title race, a slip in the champions league and zidane is likely to be ousted.

i do hope we have him as a successor, i'm not sure wenger will stay beyond this year, and i feel he should move to madrid or psg, we need a fresh start and he could do with not having to penny pinch every buy or sale.


1.) 22 Sep 2017 02:57:02
Zidane? No thanks. No disrespect he's a footballing genius and legend of course but that wouldn't be a step in the right direction for me.




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31 Dec 2021 18:39:54
Ed002 absolute legend. Thanks for the info as always.




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05 Nov 2021 23:35:55
thanks for the detailed reply ed.




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05 Nov 2021 17:42:10
are they spurs, man utd and juve ed?


{Ed002's Note - Dusan Vlahovic (S) Fiorentina eventually managed to hang on to the player regardless of the interest of Manchester City and Atletico Madrid and now want a new contract. However, Milan see the player as an Ibrahimovic back up and possible replacement - Spurs had the same view in respect of Kane - but they have now stepped back. Dortmund see him as a Haaland replacement. Roma, Juventus and Atletico Madrid offer options which would see him as a starter. The most attractive of these is Juventus. Chelsea are still a striker short and may put a proposal to Fiorentina. Inter want the future of Lautaro Martinez resolved else they will also look to him and Manchester City should not be discounted. Manchester United have had him watched but are a far from attractive option.
Manchester City approached Fiorentina and were told that the asking price will be set above €50M which came as a surprise and it would need to be a single cash payment but I rather doubt that would tempt them to sell now. Arsenal have told Fiorentina they will match the asking price3 but the player may not be interested. The player is happy to stay this year and Fiorentina want a lengthy contract extension but has made it clear he wants to move to Juventus. There is a compelling case for him to stay where he is for at least this year and perhaps sees what happens in Munich or Turin.}



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18 May 2021 15:43:30
online abuse is a problem, there's been awareness to this raised, but this is the norm now. people get free info, and still abuse.

i get abuse for just having a different view online, i just stopped sharing my opinions, it seems if they don't agree then the only option is being abusive, it personally does not rattle me one bit, i got things to do and places to be.

but not everyone can handle unnecessary abuse, and while others may say get thick skin or grow a pair, the issue is being avoided, i'm starting to lose faith in humanity if we can't be decent towards others.




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13 Apr 2021 16:25:05
I wonder if we have a few players going, if we will have interest in players that are available, pending they want to join Arsenal.

Just read camavinga is likely to be sold this summer. would figure we would have some interest. then again I have no idea how much the lad would command in a transfer fee.





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27 Dec 2020 01:11:02
Apologies i will find your posts. last i remember reading was before the pepe deal.




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08 Aug 2019 22:26:36
do you see it as a big risk ed? or something that we can recover from if things don't go our way this season with a champions league spot.


{Ed002's Note - It is a major risk going forward and the club will need to look to sell.}



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29 May 2019 15:16:35
You do realise we have mustafi right? It's like saying I'm not going to take a poo for a month. you think you can't but we all rubbish ourselves eventually.

As a rule if mustafi scores the game should be called. be it an own goal or if he scores for arsenal. That's it. winner declared and go home. cause there's no way it's fair that we have played an entire campaign of 4 major competitions with 10 men and still had refs give red cards and penalties when we come into every game with a man less.





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04 Apr 2018 14:37:57
lets see what comes of it mate. for now some cracking games on tonight and one more tomorrow.




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04 Apr 2018 13:58:01
to be fair I did travel along time ago well 11 years ago on the trans Siberian and it was amazing, I understand the situation has changed, although I did have a lot of people just stop and look at me like I was an alien, further east I went, girls were friendly though ;)

yea I understand the situation has changed and I really want to see a world cup live, never been to one. not even the euros, now that I can somewhat afford it was thinking of doing it.

to those I have spoken to have told me not to travel, I am considering not going but i'm not sure i'd survive Doha 2022 in the heat :)

Yea I wanted to know if anyone is going. right now its jack jones and that scenario will be a definite NO.