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07 Nov 2023 21:14:01
Could it be true - " Arsenal are reportedly considering selling Kai Havertz for €40 million, with Real Madrid being an option if they return with an interest. "

Me, I'd keep him as long as we can sign the players we really need. He was purchased to play a role that was too big for him. He could still have a role to play but we must address the obvious first.

If we had CM, CF and decent fast winger then keep him. If the 40m is stopping that as well as his ridiculous wage ( hopefully HR ran the negotiator thru a disciplinary for. ) then sell sell sell.

SY4

1.) 13 Nov 2023 08:16:15
Morning Ed002, would you have any insight as to whether Arsenal are looking to sell Havertz in January?

{Ed002's Note - No, they are not looking to do taht.}


2.) 13 Nov 2023 12:44:38
Thanks Ed,


3.) 18 Nov 2023 17:39:47
Just curious here, what role do you guys actually think he was brought in for? Back up for Ode? Replacement for Xhaka? Always thought of rice doing that role myself, that's when TP is fit holding the line anways, who knows, the guys looked p*ss poor wherever he's played.


4.) 19 Nov 2023 16:03:35
I'm guessing to replace Xhaka and/ or Partey Bruce.


 

 

07 Jul 2023 20:09:51
Hi Ed - is Romeo Lavia high on our wanted list and are we having conversations with player and owners to make this happen?

SY4

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath - it will be difficult at best.}


1.) 12 Jul 2023 19:52:30
Thank you Ed.


 

 

20 Oct 2021 19:33:05
Ed, are we looking to sell Balogun? Thought he was doing well and just signed a deal. Clearly Martinelli needs a run out and Balogun a chance to shine before we lose both.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal may well loan him out to get game time but the player is attrac ting interest and must think about his future.}


1.) 21 Oct 2021 00:44:23
Thank you - hope he gets a chance with us.

{Ed002's Note - Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah will be gone so there is a chance.}


2.) 30 Oct 2021 21:35:31
Bit late to this conversation Ed but I was wondering if there's any chance arsenal might offer lacazette a new deal. Or he might want to stay if that wasn't the issue. With the last few games seems he's coming back into the team more.

{Ed002's Note - He needs replacing.}


3.) 31 Oct 2021 08:44:58
Thanks for the reply Ed.


4.) 02 Nov 2021 15:15:44
Ed, do you rate Luka Jovic?

{Ed002's Note - Luka Jovic (S) there was the option to return to Eintract Frankfurt on a loan with an obligation to buy but it depended on selling Andre Silva and not replacing him - but they opted for the well thought of Rafael Borre. Milan have a sustained interest but have opted for a cheaper solution. Inter wanted to take him as cover but they have much preferred options - but don't rule them out. Was offered to West Ham but nothing came of it. A third party enquired on behalf of Arsenal but come the end of the summer window there was no space for him - could return for him as a Lacazette replacement, and that would not be a surprise. Roma were offered him but the coach turned him down. Real Madrid will offer him in part exchange for others or for sale. Everton could be open to discussions but I am not aware of an approach just yet.


5.) 02 Nov 2021 15:36:45
Thanks Ed.

Has anyone seen him play Is he any good?


 

 

21 Jul 2021 11:27:04
Ed, it's looking like we are pushing for Tammy Abraham for a loan / loan to buy agreement. Popping up on a few news stories. Is there any truth to this and you were less than complementary about his attitude but not sure outside of him throwing his toys out of his prom. is he a quality striker that would improve our front line and we just need to manage his ego? Is he worth that effort and are we genuinely looking at him. thanks.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - Tammy Abraham (S) Was asked to sign a contract extension but is being a bit of a prima donna and a bitch which the club won't tolerate so the club will let him leave in the summer. Potential option for Wolves and Aston Villa but both have preferred options. West Ham have a huge list of potential striker options and have repeatedly failed to resolve their issue - they may come in to play. Borussia Dortmund asked Chelsea about his availability but it seems unlikely even though they have missed out on their preferred option. Newcastle, Arsenal and Milan may provide a wildcard options but Milan has preferred targets. Is being offered around.}


1.) 21 Jul 2021 12:53:07
Thanks Ed. You clearly don’t like him as a professional but what about as a player on the pitch? I’m thinking Anelka was also a problem off the pitch especially with his brother blowing smoke up his ass. But I’d take another Anelka all day as he was special….


2.) 21 Jul 2021 13:37:23
Have Arsenal not had enough of signing players Chelsea deem to be surplus to requirements?

{Ed014's Note - I really hope so as TA is nowhere near good enough and can’t we just give them Willian back as defective goods!


3.) 21 Jul 2021 15:57:16
Would be an absolute ridiculous signing if it happens. I see nothing in Abraham to suggest he is good enough for any top 10 Premier League team.


4.) 22 Jul 2021 03:24:51
I'm surprised Villa aren't after him. Played for them before, fits their style, good backup for Watkins. If we sign him and drop Balogun and Gabi I will be fuming.


5.) 22 Jul 2021 01:55:55
ED, maybe you can educate me a little on why in your opinion Arsenal are supposedly linked with Ramsdale for more money than what we sold Martinez for. Kante has won 2 consecutive league titles with 2 clubs. Ramsdale has done the opposite and been relegated consecutively with 2 clubs. I’m so confused.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea which Ed you expect to reply. There is no link between Ramsdale and Martinez and I don't understand the comment about Kante.}


6.) 22 Jul 2021 10:04:40
Tammy is better than Watkins. Doesn't always look the most gracious, but he simply scores goals. You don't often find his combination of mobility, technique and build. He's hard for defenders to play against.

Kid is our (Chelsea's) top PL scorer over the past 2 seasons for a reason. If he plays he'll get goals. You guys would be lucky to have him. I'll be sad to see him go, but I like him and he deserves to move somewhere where he'll play.


7.) 22 Jul 2021 12:24:46
Thanks for your comments Jackson, really nice to read.

I will be happy if Tammy comes to us. We have lacked a really tall guy in our box since Giroud crossed the divide :) and he's a giant!

Good luck for the coming season :)


8.) 22 Jul 2021 11:40:13
Ed I think the fella above is saying why are arsenal selling one of the best keepers in the league for £20m and looking to buy a keeper who hasn’t proved themselves for £30m.

{Ed002's Note - Emi Martinez wanted first team football and wanted out of Arsenal. He had pretty much no chance of playing at Arsenal. Aaron Ramsdale is young and will be able to take over from Leno at some point.}


9.) 22 Jul 2021 14:16:01
Sorry, didn’t mean ask in form of a Riddle. I’m basically asking what your opinion is on Ramsdale as I think he’s pony and don’t understand the price tag linked with him. He was awful for Bournemouth and they got relegated. Same when he went to Sheffield. Confidence is built from the back and I strongly believe Shef huge dip in form was not having Henderson between the posts but instead having Ramsdale. He’s stats are awful. Villa’s season for example I bet wld have been a lot different if they had him in goal instead of Martinez.

{Ed002's Note - It is where the club have ended up after others have fallen away. Mat Ryan was not happy and opted out. Andre Onana looked a good choice but he has better options now. Kia wants Neto still.}


10.) 22 Jul 2021 14:21:28
Hopefully that answers ColdIce question then. Ed, would you be able to provide us with an update on Ramsdale in terms of us pushing for a deal?

{Ed002's Note - That is not a proper sentence. I have explained there is interest from Arsenal.}


 

 

19 Jul 2021 21:03:37
Hi Ed, is it true we have agreed terms with James Maddison? Why do clubs agree stuff with the player without agreement from the club? Thank you.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - I don’t know, sorry.}


1.) 19 Jul 2021 21:18:38
Ok - thanks Ed.


2.) 19 Jul 2021 21:48:59
Would love seeing arsenal get Maddison but i really doubt it'll happen. I think its just silly paper talk. Where has this money come from if we actually are getting Maddison? i'm sure I've read everywhere Arsenal can't afford big signings.


3.) 20 Jul 2021 02:06:46
Jaybo84 if we can’t afford big signings how have we got Ben white? For 50m and CM LB we so far spent around 75m so them who say we can’t afford to spend a lot how come we just got white for 50m.


4.) 20 Jul 2021 08:01:40
Mate read what i wrote. You've basically asked me the same question i just asked.


5.) 20 Jul 2021 09:50:05
I read that Stan has given Mikel a war chest with the proviso he has to buy under 25 year old players whose value will hopefully increase over time.
If true it seems to be working :)


6.) 20 Jul 2021 09:56:30
Hope this is true sally

Don’t want Maddison, he’s not that good.


7.) 20 Jul 2021 10:31:49
He is most definitely good enough. The issue is that he struggles to keep fit and that's certainly what we don't want, especially for a player with a fee of his size.


8.) 20 Jul 2021 12:42:35
Depends on fee and more importantly who we don`t buy if we spend big on him. Don`t sweat the fees and wages they`re ridiculous! He is good enough and could be a very good signing great on deadball situations too. Think he fell out over C.V. breach and dropped for fa cup final so wants away maybe. Prem ready and much prefer to MO ( yes SirWenger I realised it was Oedegaard not ozil just obviously a poor joke ) . Keep feeling relieved MO staying at Madrid, get Aouar and or Maddison! Liking the Aarons rumours rubber stamped by ED002 saying we are interested! Exciting times COYG.


9.) 21 Jul 2021 22:25:56
002 settled this ages ago, kroenke got his hands in his pockets, pay upfront make it back on the sales, o something along them lines, zing zing.


 

 

 

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19 May 2024 10:58:26
"There is so much that we want to achieve, both at home and in Europe, and we are focused on writing some exciting new stories and chapters that build on the history of Arsenal Football Club.

There have been so many stories and milestones across the season, shaped by so many of our players. We have all enjoyed seeing our summer signings flourish into being Arsenal players and we're delighted that a number of players have committed to new contracts to keep this squad together, fighting on all fronts. We want to continue to forge that winning mentality that runs
so deeply throughout the club. "


Awesome - that's the spirit we need at the top

Now go replace Granit that you've not fone, decent left back, a keeper and a proper striker that we've needed for years but never quite got. They are the fine margins.

Great season and very proud that still competing on the last day. That's all I want. Well done Club, players and Arteta. Edu - let's step it up son as you can do better.

Rice and Saliba have been amazing this season.

4 points from City and Pool in the same season - wow.

A few stupid results especially the ones against Fulham but ultimately Villa and West Ham. However we won games that off set those and against a club with 115 charges.

A great season regardless - well done and let's see it out and add to the team to take it further next season in Europe and EPL. We need trophies!

COYG - let's go for one more push and a magnificent end to the season as the fantastic fans deserve it ❤️?❤️?.

SY4

{Ed014's Note - I’m certain that Rice is the player to replace Xhaka and but for Parteys injury we would have seen him play further forward sooner.

It’s now Partey we need to look at replacing in the long term. Hence the links to Guimaraes and Zubimendi

If we get a striker what role does Havertz play?


1.) 19 May 2024 11:23:55
True - Rice needs a partner. That’s what I really meant

I’m not too fussed where or if Kai plays. He’s had a good season - more goals, work rate and better first touch than expected but at the top end of European football against the best -> we need better than Jesus and Kai. Kai will be a valuable player like Trossard but ultimately “I” feel Kai just isn’t quite good enough for a top top team as their striker or as a midfielder. Happy for him to stay but still wish we had sunk that money somewhere else like a Watkins type player. That’s just me.

The goalie scares the ? out of me at corners and when under pressure with ball at his feet.


2.) 19 May 2024 12:10:09
Sorry SY your reply wasn’t put back for me.

I don’t see another keeper arriving, not after he’s just won the golden glove too.

I’m certain we’ll get a striker, truly would be madness not to and Alphonso Davies is running his contract down, he would be a great signing if we could pull that one off at left back.

We don’t really know the plan for Timber yet either.


3.) 19 May 2024 12:41:08
I think Timber will play the majority of his games at lb so i don't think a new signing is needed there.

For me Rice is a 6 so we need a left 8 to essentially replace Xhaka as you say SY. But i'd like that player to be able to cover for Rice as well when needed.

If Nketiah and Nelson leave we will need a forward. Primarily a striker for me. I like Havertz there and he has the quality to play against anyone when the gameplan calls for him. The issue is that he's not going to be effective against every team so a different option is needed as well. Wouldn't mind Watkins.

To be honest before signing Raya on a permanent i would like to see if other options are available as well. Raya has been an upgrade over Ramsdale but not 100 % convincing. I expect him to stay though and hopefully he will keep improving.

Lastly, do we have a convincing solution to any potential Saliba absence? I believe Kiwior can replace Gabriel when needed.


4.) 19 May 2024 12:45:07
Hello Ed abd Sy
That Davies you mentioned is he the one that scored for Bayern against Real in semi final.

{Ed014's Note - yes that’s him Bill


5.) 19 May 2024 13:00:15
Not sure we need a leftback. Obviously Timber slots in there, surely. Tommy and Kiwior are very good backups. There's also Zinny, if he's not sold.

We need a Partey replacement. Jorginho backup. Wouldn't even mind him as starting 11 and signing a good understudy.

Defo need a striker.

I feel we're strong in all other areas. Signing a striker does however leave us without a place for Havey. Oh well ??.


6.) 19 May 2024 13:08:37
Thanks for the reply Ed. It is great to be still competing at the business end of the season. Still feel there’s a mental difference between us and City but that gap is closing which is exactly what we needed to do. Can’t ask too much more - the gap is tiny which is impressive ???.


 

 

09 Dec 2023 23:39:17
Not sure I like the sound of this :

" Premier League leaders Arsenal are reportedly set to demand a premium to sell fringe defender Jakub Kiwior in the upcoming January transfer window amid interest from AC Milan. "

We must ensure good cover for key roles and this boy looks like decent cover. Won't this leave us with poor cover like last season.

Hope this isn't true.

SY4

1.) 10 Dec 2023 00:55:17
We have to sell to buy potentially better players.


2.) 10 Dec 2023 09:42:23
Womers Wodney, its all just Wumours son, much like "Arsenal lose Rice to City" wumers.


 

 

05 Dec 2023 22:20:29
Great result and fighting spirit.

Rice, Rice Baby!

Kai getting another goal ??.

SY4

1.) 05 Dec 2023 22:27:45
Rice to the rescue in Arteta time, we are so lucky to have a manager who is sooooooo lucky ????.


2.) 05 Dec 2023 23:33:34
You have to make your own luck G62 you don’t get luck by being positive but I know where you’re coming from I believe it started a couple of seasons ago when the young gunners turned up at Chelsea and got us the three points.


3.) 05 Dec 2023 23:34:40
Bit disingenuous that 84! By saying MA is a jammy wotsit takes away from this team ( and him) who keep going and scoring within the allotted time. In fact the more we do it City Brentford Luton proves it ain’t luck just good old skill and endeavour- the way it should be ?⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ COYG.


4.) 06 Dec 2023 07:49:50
I didn't mean the team was lucky but Arteta was lucky his player's bailed him out, again, despite himself and his own inability to accept his made a huge mistake in ditching Ramsdale for Raya.

Its the same with playing Partey at RB, the team had to find a way of compensating for and overcoming the managers egotistical craziness.


5.) 06 Dec 2023 09:19:26
Same way MA was extremely unlucky last season when the players didn`t bail him out! Can`t have both ways. Partey a misnomer - we were undefeated playing him there (not buying that Partey was upset ah didums) and overall not much between Raya and Ramsdale (who I prefer) but maybe we need an upgrade on both. Lucky / Unlucky No! Agree to disagree 42 COYG.


6.) 06 Dec 2023 09:53:10
Manager didn't choose a side you would have so he's lucky the players he chose won him the game? I don't think it works like that. I used to be very critical of Arteta but look at our record for the last year. That's not luck. Nobody gets it 100 % right all the time but he seems to be getting it more right than most.


7.) 06 Dec 2023 16:56:09
Fair play Northamts we agree to disagree, which is in itself lucky for Arteta ?.


8.) 06 Dec 2023 20:51:22
I get what you are saying 62. I think we’ve won with the team Arteta picked in spite of the team and arrogance of Arteta. I also believe we’ve drawn silly games due to his arrogance. I’d say Emery was good blessed in that 14 match run with us as we were awful and opposition were peppering our goal but couldn’t hit the target.

Ultimately, he can’t be lucky but despite clear gaps, flaws and subborness he’s got draws and wins. The team made its own luck by pressing the game last night. It wasn’t luck but drive and commitment.

We lost the league not because Arteta suddenly became unlucky but his squad, tactics etc ultimately weren’t good enough and he was scared to go after results which resulted in clumsy draws which cost us. He bottled it and was inexperienced.

He was fortunate Liverpool etc were poor also so we still finished a comfortable 2nd. But City absolutely spanked us home and away. That wasn’t unlucky. He was fair.

I think we need to learn from last season. Grow a set and make our own luck by pushing the envelop and being brave.

“ the more I practice, the luckier I get” lol it’s not luck.


 

 

28 Nov 2023 19:38:39
Great to read this about Kai. Looking forward to seeing that attitude pay dividend on the pitch, just like his runs into the box at the weekend

There is a very different perception in the public to the reality in private, " The Athletic journalist said. "What people see of Havertz behind the scenes and how they are working to make him most effective.

"Don't forget he is learning a new role, at a new club, with a new group of players who have pretty much solidified their way of playing last season and he comes into it.

"It is going to take some time. But I think everything I hear suggests that firstly he is ultra committed and dedicated and football obsessed to get this right and work with the coaches.

"And furthermore his attitude behind the scenes and the application that he puts in, his conduct - which is something I heard at Chelsea as well - is beyond reproach.

"He really is a very popular character with players and staff and away from the pitch throughout his career he has worked with physios for his recovery and condition and things like that. ".

SY4

 

 

26 Nov 2023 18:18:09
Well played Rice! Moved quick and effectively to clear off the line. Great game

Well done Kai. Nice few runs into the box and the winner to cap off your super sub appearance.

SY4

 

 

 

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22 Jul 2023 08:40:04
Great news that we at long last want a proper RB - awesome

Thanks Ed.

SY4

 

 

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18 Jul 2023 12:36:21
Ed, why isn’t there space for a striker? We really only have Eddie and Jesus don’t we? Thanks for your expertise and knowledge sharing.

SY4

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal is overrun with attacking players.}


 

 

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12 Jul 2023 19:52:30
Thank you Ed.

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22 Jun 2023 15:26:21
We needed a decent CM and were top by a mile. We didn’t cough up and guess what - we are still looking for that position but now as runners up. Jorginho was a ? signing and not a Partey cover which was 100%, required. We went cheap - failed and now going to overspend STILL ?

Bottle job on and off pitch.

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21 Jun 2023 21:05:48
That’s what we do best Ed. I called it bottling it in the Jan window and i'd say it cost us the league. It’s about ambition and determination.

Wish we would learn - let’s get the big Everton dude and the Southampton chap if we can’t get the big deals done… again.

SY4

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11 Jun 2024 22:02:27
Hope the cheating Club gets every single point deducted that they don’t deserve, stripped of trophies and relegated 3 divisions. Not jealous but can’t stand City who were no one before the money ( Google it ) same with Chelsea ( Google that) . Nothing before money and hopefully nothing after the court case.

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20 May 2024 10:56:05
Jonesy - no. 4 points against them is fine. I wish we had been braver in the summer. We needed a Granite replacement, a leftback, a keeper and a decent striker. We go into this window - the same.

Rice was a bargain but needs a proper partner and we desperately need an upgrade on Kai / Eddie / Jesus as our striker options. Same position for 2 years if we are honest. We’ve done great but they are the fine margins. There are other games that I wish Arteta had been braver and wiser. Fulham, Villa and West Ham games.

The tinkering at the start of the season cost us a bit but to be fair - we’ve progressed, closed gap on a team on financial steroids who are immune to the laws that every other team plays by and we are young. I think we’ve played within ourselves since the business end of the season and we need to figure thst out. BUT we competed right to the last day and squad is wiser, better and more experienced. Next year could be the year!

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19 May 2024 13:08:37
Thanks for the reply Ed. It is great to be still competing at the business end of the season. Still feel there’s a mental difference between us and City but that gap is closing which is exactly what we needed to do. Can’t ask too much more - the gap is tiny which is impressive ???.

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19 May 2024 11:23:55
True - Rice needs a partner. That’s what I really meant

I’m not too fussed where or if Kai plays. He’s had a good season - more goals, work rate and better first touch than expected but at the top end of European football against the best -> we need better than Jesus and Kai. Kai will be a valuable player like Trossard but ultimately “I” feel Kai just isn’t quite good enough for a top top team as their striker or as a midfielder. Happy for him to stay but still wish we had sunk that money somewhere else like a Watkins type player. That’s just me.

The goalie scares the ? out of me at corners and when under pressure with ball at his feet.

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23 Dec 2023 22:20:38
Noted Ed and hope you have a great Xmas.

If we are to win the league then our standards have to be super super high as it’s a difficult league to win and margins of failure are tiny. Team needs to be obsessed with winning to win epl just like Michael Jordan was.

Sorry to be negative but we won’t win the league without addressing some of our weaknesses and last seasons lessons.

I just want to win the league Ed. 2nd = might as well be 4th.

SY4

{Ed014's Note - I understand that SY but every top team has weaknesses and ours aren’t glaringly worse than Cities or Liverpools.

So it’s more than possible for us to win the league for me.