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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.


{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.}



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.


{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.


{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.



29 Jun 2021 22:59:10
Copy paste alert - some great news --

"It's not signed yet, but before Emile went on holiday this summer he had a verbal agreement ready with Arsenal, this is what I know. He's coming back from his holidays and to meet with Arsenal, complete some details and then sign the contract with Arsenal. From Smith Rowe's side he wants to stay at Arsenal, many times he's said he's living his dream with Arsenal, he wants to stay and Arsenal are so happy with him, so if someone wants to break the verbal agreement with Arsenal, they need to break the bank, "





07 Jun 2021 14:25:24
Ed, hope you are well. I'm reading that we may try to exchange Bellerin for Ramsey.
Any truth in this?
Scary due to Ramsey's current 400k per week wage as well as his injury history.



{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of it, sorry.}

1.) 07 Jun 2021 16:22:01
We should be looking to go forward into a new era not backwards.

2.) 07 Jun 2021 17:39:10
Agreed D16 and it wouldn’t be a two steps back to then facilitate 5 steps forward.




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24 Oct 2021 17:34:29
Utd having a fun Sunday afternoon.


1.) 24 Oct 2021 17:46:37
Steve Bruce has gone and Ole won't be far behind him in my opinion, today could be the straw that broke the camels back of Oles United managerial career.

{Ed014's Note - please tell me not, he is bringing so much pleasure to so many it would be a travesty

2.) 24 Oct 2021 17:56:22
I wish Liverpool would calm down so ole hangs on a little longer, but I can't see him lasting after this.

{Ed014's Note - they could at least let them have a goal ?

3.) 24 Oct 2021 18:19:01
Unfortunately Ed014 mate, this looks like the end of the road for Ole and the possible end of United simoly making up the numbers ???.

{Ed014's Note - shame as I’ve really been enjoying it and when you think we gave them a 9 point head start ?

4.) 24 Oct 2021 18:28:35
Arsenal win

Toot and Utd loose

Perfect weekend.

{Ed014's Note - I bet the raver is loving it ?

5.) 24 Oct 2021 18:31:20
Their owners have publicly backed him, it will be classic if they stick to their guns and double down! ?.

{Ed014's Note - please god let that be true! ??

6.) 24 Oct 2021 18:35:27
Ravers probably driving around with Michael Jackson on the sound system singing I’m forever blowing bubbles.

{Ed014's Note - very good Malaga! ???

7.) 24 Oct 2021 18:37:11
Ole has always been favourite over MA in my book to go before MA (although they both still there) , don’t think he can manage those players. Strange how they keep buying players and really using them.

Exactly 14 ? let him stay there and dropped to something like 16th in the league and see how they manage.

{Ed014's Note - that would be fantastic YG ?

8.) 24 Oct 2021 19:53:34
Ole won’t be sacked this season I actually now don’t think Arteta will be either.

9.) 24 Oct 2021 20:10:54
4 wins and 2 draws unbeaten run Banbury mate and you said yourself the Villa game was his best.

I’m still not in Mikels corner but he’s done ok in the last 6 games.

10.) 24 Oct 2021 21:23:49
You wanted him sacked last Monday Mark ??????.

11.) 24 Oct 2021 22:00:06
You know me John, never dull.

12.) 24 Oct 2021 22:53:56
Absolutely Mark, your nothing if not extreme mate, from one to another and absolutely no pausing for breathe in between ?.



20 Oct 2021 14:55:01
Did anyone watch Henry, Richards and Carragher shine on CBS "in the mixer"

What a genuine lovely piece of TV - fun and in sight into the players and respect for each other.

Love Henry and really interested to see him laying into Arteta for a second time and how disappointed he is with what he sees

Watch the clip - I also love seeing Richards on TV. Be it with Shearer or gogglebox or this clip or Top Gear. The guy is infectious and makes you laugh and smile. I bet he was a joy to have in the dressing room - winner and a genuine chap even if he did play for City ?

Lovely to see who Henry thought was the best player he player with. Given he's played with top top players at Barcelona and with France.

We love you Henry and we know you will always love our club.


{Ed001's Note - did you just call Richards a winner? This is the man who couldn't be arsed to train, when he did he was last in to the training ground and first out. He was a waster and far from a winner. A lazy arse who stole fans' money for doing nothing for large portions of his career.}

1.) 20 Oct 2021 15:04:45
Ok but did you watch the show - if football is to evolve and connect with fans, this show is a good start.

{Ed001's Note - no, I have no interest in seeing ex-pros talk. I love the sport, I don't care about stuff like this. It is irrelevant garbage on par with 'reality TV'.}

2.) 20 Oct 2021 15:29:27
Fair enough - thanks for the responses Ed ?.

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate, you should ask Villa fans about Richards - he took a huge wage while pissing about on the bench for them. Remember him and Lescott arsing about on the bench sending social media posts about cars while the team was losing 6-0?}

3.) 22 Oct 2021 07:23:21
Yes that was unprofessional Ed but two sides to every story - go find out about Richards time at Villa, he was lied to before he signed and got untold racial abuse and the club did nothing.

{Ed001's Note - so what was his excuse at City then?}



19 Oct 2021 22:23:30
So we have a completely new back 4 with a decent price tag. CT is a little injury prone but the diamond in the defensive crown along with Ramsdale. Tomi looks ok but exposed in games so needs time. Gabs and White - not Bold and Adams or Sol and Keown / Kolo. I'm not sold on either if I'm honest and don't understand why we don't sign 1 experienced beast or out and out defender who is strong in the air and commanding along with a strong defensive minded partner who can pick out a pass. We seem to overlook the importance of the art of defending over a decent left foot (Luiz / White) . Both Saliba and Mavropanos seem to be doing well but neither seem to be able to win over Arteta. Mavro is gone and no idea what Saliba did to Mikel. White is coming in for some stick as he's not a commanding determined defender. He seems to sit back, intercept / pick up second ball and distribute. I want a bloody defender who wins headers and can tip the CF on his arse if needed, get stuck in and win the ball. Then give it to midfield to create

Any thoughts on White. I don't think playing Partey on his own helped the two CDs. I blame Mikel for that but they should still deal with the challenge in front of them and boss midfield to set us up right. Jury out on him and I'm ignoring price tag. I judging him as an Arsenal defender.


1.) 19 Oct 2021 23:01:42
I think rating a player on what he does in an Arsenal shirt apposed to how much he cost is the correct way to evaluate a player and pick your team.
Elneny v Partey? Partey plays because of the price tag not his superior performances

Same Pepe and Ode plus Auba plays because of his past record and his wages

It's all done to try and prove the clubs decisions right apposed to doing what's right for the team.

2.) 19 Oct 2021 23:49:21
What are your thoughts on White 62?

3.) 20 Oct 2021 08:04:19
I don't think he's as bad as some have made out SY mate but because of the club spent all that money on him rather than spending it in other areas where people thought it was more needed plus the ridiculous Saliba situation people have aimed there frustration with the clubs decisions at Ben.

He's playing in a pretty bang average team and like most others looks OK but nothing special.

4.) 20 Oct 2021 09:22:14
Probably true - easy to pick faults or highlights depending if you li, e ordislike a player eg Granit. He’s shown some nice touches but not enough to be an Arsenal CD of any standing but plenty time infront of him. He needs developing and if he doesn’t watch football games on TV to learn then it’s all down to who coaches him and who he plays with…. who’s helping him.

5.) 20 Oct 2021 11:13:23
Easy answer to that, bring in Potter and Bissouma, and you will see the true potential of White.

6.) 20 Oct 2021 15:07:27
It does feel strange 62 that we spend 30m and fight for Saliba’s signature to not use him. To then spend 50m on a young CD when we should have signed Bissouma. We could have still signed Lokonga or used that money and may be the Ode money to invest better on the creative front. Hindsight is beautiful but we were saying that at the time….

7.) 20 Oct 2021 17:01:31
I totally understand people's feelings regarding we needed other players more than White SY mate, it's very understandable people should be annoyed at those responsible for making that the Ode and Saliba decisions, I just feel sorry for Ben White having to start his Arsenal career caught in the crossfire.

8.) 20 Oct 2021 18:30:37
Totally agree Epping mate, get Potter now, if he will come that is?
I don't doubt he would be honoured to be considered for the position of The Arsenal manager, but whether he'd want to leave Brighton to work under the current regime is a different matter.

9.) 20 Oct 2021 18:58:23
What about the Brentford manager - would you like him coaching the team?



13 Oct 2021 21:58:15
So Henry is struggling to see the Arteta effect

"I don't know if things are going in the right direction. I watched the Brighton game. Did you watch it? . I've seen us beating Norwich before, winning at Burnley, beating Tottenham at home - because we always beat Tottenham at home. "

"I was more than happy when we beat Tottenham as we were on a good run but I was waiting to see a performance, away from home, against a team that passes the ball. And, instead, we suffered. "

"I was waiting to see the Brighton game, to see if we could have the ball and keep the ball, away from home, retaining possession, against a dangerous Brighton side. But I didn't see that from Arsenal in the Brighton match. I saw Brighton do that"

Two thoughts / questions -

Newcastle come into a small fortune - I could imagine them looking at a few of our players. Tierney, Saka, ESR, Saliba. BUT could you see them wanting our manager?

Spotify guy buys our club - do you think he and the board would keep Arteta? If you invested over 2 billion, would you want him at the helm?

I'm putting the a Spurs game down as an exception as NLD generated the energy and passion. That game aside - how are we doing?

Anyone moved to Arteta in or Out over the first handful of games

How long has he got to show what he can do

Any nice surprises from team - Ode, Ramsdale and Tomi for me.

I think I'm happy to give him the season rather than just 10 games. I don't think he will get there and don't believe he's shown he will but hope he does.


{Ed014's Note - literally done nothing for me and is just wasting the talent we have.

I was not fooled by the Spurs game, they came with a woeful plan and we took full advantage.

Brighton game we immediately return to type. He’s a nothing manager and the sooner he’s gone the better.

1.) 16 Oct 2021 16:02:03
Good post SY.



11 Oct 2021 12:26:49
So I've read about Rambo return, Jack return and now Ox. Just out of interest, what is everyone's thoughts on Ox in terms of a player, a potential loan return and then who knows.

I never watched him close enough and to be fair to him he played in a number of positions without ever playing in CM for a good number of games. Similar to Iwobi and it doesn't happen often but we sold well and I was pleased for him and us. LFC must have seen something in him but I don't feel he's set the world alight since his move.

I'm not sure I'd take him back. I want a Granit replacement but that's not Ox. I don't think he ever looks in control of the ball which doesn't fit our style although he has a strong work ethic.



1.) 11 Oct 2021 13:30:41
He also seems to be injured a lot. According to transfer market, since 2013/ 14, he's been out injured for 1003 days. I really do like his industry, but I don''t think he any more offer than what's available. I've seen a little of Tim Okinola, I don't know how close he is to the first team, but he could replace Xhaka.

2.) 11 Oct 2021 15:03:36
On the strength of his first Liverpool season I'd jump at the chance but if it was all about his first Liverpool season then he wouldn't be available.

As Davy says Ox injuries seem to be frequent and long term, pretty much as with Jack and Aaron, better to look forward rather try and rewrite the past in my opinion.

3.) 12 Oct 2021 06:02:19
Think you both are right - happy with the money in the bank due to recent injury record and form.




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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.}



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20 Oct 2021 21:30:46
They could benefit by signing pea - great swap.




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02 Oct 2021 00:15:23
Thanks Ed.




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01 Oct 2021 13:40:31
Is Saka looking to leave? Just concerned you mention replacing him.


{Ed002's Note - There is interest in him and it provides a means to raise funds. As such he could leave.}



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03 Sep 2021 00:39:58
Premier League clubs can still sign free agents and register them in their 25-man squads if there are vacant spots remaining.





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19 Oct 2021 22:38:04
That’s the sad thing - he can’t manage big players but can’t get the youthful team to press

City have a bit of a rigid system by all accounts. Arteta seizes on that but completely misses the energy and work rate and creativity required to deliver such a performance. NLD showed we can do it if it’s important. The boss clearly doesn’t see it as important in every game. It’s second to tinkering and not reacting to how a game is going in flight.




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24 Oct 2021 12:04:47
PV should celebrate goals for his team. He’s a legend and done so much for the club even if he had said a few bad things I wouldn’t care too much if true and how he said it as he’s earned my respect and to have an opinion. His name should be sung pre-game but once the music stops - he’s the enemy as he’s preparing Palace to beat us. We should still be respectful but we want to win. Sing his name after the game…

Emi - has he said anything bad- we ain’t winning medals and he wants to play. He enjoys banter by the looks of it. I don’t have too much issue as long as it’s not racial or too close to the bone.




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23 Oct 2021 20:05:56
Not true 337 - I was crying out for ESR to be given a chance last season and last season many were saying ESR was not good enough but now post he’s sliced bread. I wasn’t happy with White as we should have spent the 50m elsewhere eg proper Partey partner. I questioned not selling Leno rather than Martinez and I did question Ramsdale due to selling Emi and Ramsdale reputation of not being good at playing from back which 100% hasn’t been tested at all yet. Certainly didn’t question his quality.
White has done nothing except get bullied in a few key games or do well when we play crap teams like Villa or Spurs.
I questioned Ode signing as not impressed me while on loan with us.
I questioned re-signing Granit and then signing a kid to play CDM while we waste 50m on White while we have a 30m CD out on loan.
I also questioned both full back signings as I wanted a proper special-ist right back not a CD who plays RB and the left back who played well but not challenged defensively by Villa. Reading about him, he’s a weak defender but good going forward.
I personally thought we spent a lot of money in the wrong positions and made mistakes on loans and selling Emi.




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23 Oct 2021 00:04:07
Loved the passion and more direct style. Also preferred a double CM with proper midfielders not Ode and ESR bodging a partnership with Partey but really leaving him in his own. May be with todays passion we could have got away with it but the boys showed we can create with a two man CDMs as long as we put the effort in and it gives us a better chance of holding a lead.

Let’s be honest though - Villa were terrible and allowed us to play. I need to see it against more stern opponents - even Villa made it a bit panicky while both Partey ( poor header ) and pea were lucky to score but I’ll take the win but most important was the performance - COYG.




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20 Oct 2021 21:38:17
Tony is terrible but I like Martin as a pundit as well as Wrighty. Keane is just trying to have a fit, Souness is ok and Mcmanamanan is terrible not sure who sucks more - him, Owen or Hargreaves

I used to enjoy the originals on sky - gray and Tyler? Pires scoring against Villa and Andy screaming at him to take a bow son.