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28 Jul 2019 00:46:42
Gonna be a debbie downer here.

Ed001s review of the day says 4 clubs have met Lille's asking price, one presumably Napoli, who Ed002 says have offered them their preferred replacement in the deal.
So it's going to be who Pepe picks, presumably, which very well may not be us!

So my excitement is very much on ice until I see any announcements from the club.

But hey, now we know there's 70m available, how about we buy a goddamn CB?!


1.) 28 Jul 2019 14:57:59
I agree with you, until its announced on the official Arsenal website, it ain't a done deal.

2.) 28 Jul 2019 21:42:09
I'm sure they're working on a cb. Remember not just anyone will do. And if we don't end up with one that's a big blow. But remember we have holding coming back and Chambers at the club again. Obv rather get someone in but maybe they could really step up. Wishful thinking I know.



15 Jan 2019 01:46:57
Why does xhaka start every game while we're getting rid of both ramsey and ozil?


1.) 15 Jan 2019 04:08:11
Completely different player to Ramsey/ Ozil. Our best midfield is still Xhaka/ Torreira with Mkhi, Ramsey, and/ or Ozil ahead of them. Bigger issue for me is why we are trying to break down a team like West Ham without a single attacking midfielder. We passed it around at the back for over an hour before Ramsey came on. It was quite a shocking performance from the manager IMO.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 06:12:14
Rather worryingly, the manager must think he is the best player we have for that position. scary thought.

3.) 15 Jan 2019 12:19:20
Without being funny Wire mate what sort of player is Xhaka?
I'm still not sure what he's supposed to be, his passing is poor as often as not and he gives the ball away in awful positions, he can't tackle or head a ball and as far as midfielders go I'm struggling to see what sort of player he is apart from the odd long range shot or pass that comes off of course.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 12:40:02
Pellegrini outcoached Emery w/ o a doubt. He has also managed to turn what was a directionless team under Slaven into a solid outfit. Emery has us conceding more goals - go figure.

5.) 16 Jan 2019 02:03:32
G62 Xhaka is a distributor. He is very good in that role until he makes a sloppy mistake, which he does basically once a game when he is not partnered with Torreira. When he plays with Torreira he is a totally different player because he is freed from last man duties that Lucas picks up.



31 Jan 2018 12:18:58
'The 29-year-old playmaker becomes the highest-paid player in the club’s history - earning around £350,000 per week before tax - in a deal completed this morning. '

350k? My god.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 12:40:39
About time Stan coughed up some cash to keep hold of our best assets, now just need to sort the defence out, get a keeper and let Xhaka work for the ground staff and we can look forward to success.

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't work like that.}

2.) 31 Jan 2018 13:07:17
i think what the ed perhaps means is that the owner is not coughing up anything. he's running it like a business and the club have to use their own resources.

with giroud and the likes of debuchy likely making way to reduce the influx in other wages and mertesacker retiring at the end of the season.

lets hope that the defensive midfield, cb and gk do not cost us a fortune so we have to go back shopping in lidl.

was nice shopping in waitrose for a bit this transfer window.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 13:12:25
Yeah we had to pay it to keep him because Man Utd would have easily payed that to sign him on a free. Held to randsom abit but he is one of the few world classs players we have that should be the top earner really.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 13:56:05
I really don’t understand why wenger doesn’t use Holding more often, he’s impressed me in each game he’s played. Just need a proper defensive midfielder and use ospina for god sake! He’s better than cech in every department so use ospina for the rest of the season then get cech out and bring another keeper in, cilisen from Barcelona would be good.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 16:17:52
Holding may become good, but he is far from the finished article. Goalkeeper is more thorny. Neither are up to much. Ospina is a good stopper, but his positioning and distribution are suspect, whilst Cech is way past his best. This has been an unresolved issue for far too long.



30 Jan 2018 23:19:37
Ive been travelling since june so have only seen a few games and the odd match highlights all season, but i'm always keeping tabs on our fortunes, and i can't say i'm sad about it. i'm young enough that wenger is the only manager I've ever known, but this is the worst arsenal team I've ever seen. Why is cech still being used? Ospina is woeful but cech is finished.

Maybe the defending is so bad that's he's a frightened rabbit and could carry on somewhere else, but i'd rather sczesny (spelling?) in goal right now. The two cbs are flapping at all times with no cover, bellerin looks like he's going to end up in the ranks of walcott/ wilshere/ ramsey/ ox after being destined for greatness not long avo. Why did we sell our only DM? Not long ago le coq was the first name on the pitch and now we sell him and play no DM because we have noone to play in the middle worthy to lace cazorlas boots.

Ozil can't carry a team and i don't see why he'd stay unless we throw ridiculous wages at him. Why buy lacazette if we're not going to play it fast and in behind? Why would aubameyang join this team? Why is iwobi even an arsenal player? Monreal is a poor mans left back but credit to him he looks like he's genuinely trying to be an arsenal player.

Our midfield is full of limplesa side passers, our play is dull and neither the style of the arsenal nor wenger football that i once knew. The teams of diabys, denilsons, artetas for all their flaws brought me entertainment. The days of losing but at least making a cracking game of it and just over-attacking were at least always a joy to watch even in the defeat and failure. Watching these days is neither entertaining nor a joyous result, i'm bored. If santi is finished why haven't we brought anyone in?
For the first time i have to say that i want wenger to leave at the end of the season.

So so bored.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 23:55:41
That you Raver?

Seriously, totally agree with everything you just posted.

{Ed033's Note - Probably not the Raver as there is no mention of Stringfellows or Subaru.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 00:38:24
And no spelling mistakes Ed 😉.

{Ed033's Note - I'm sure the raver is too busy powdering their nose to worry about spellings.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 09:18:07
I get the sentiment but I don't agree with everything you have written there. Wenger is still a big draw for players, and Aubameyang probably wants to a) play in a different league, b) try living in London and c) earn more money.

Iwobi and Bellerin will both be fine - we forget how young they both are and they will experience dips in form, and also plateau from time to time. We have to be patient to allow them that.

I am intrigued to see Auba and Laca in the same team to see how we work that - it is pretty easy to mark Lacazette out of the game due to how he plays, so having 2 quick strikers will give an opposition defence more to think about.

I do agree that AW needs to either walk or be shown the door though. There are abject performance all too regularly now, and these are players that are capable of smashing in 3 or 4 goals if they feel like it. The boss doesn't get them to 'feel it' enough. Ahem.

Overall, we support the team - “Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they’ll remember the name on the back” - a bit more of that and we will all be in love again.




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04 Jul 2020 10:23:34
Congratulations G62, been rooting for you the whole way - nicest bloke on the site!


1.) 04 Jul 2020 10:58:26
Thank you SW mate really appreciate your support mate, I'm not sure about the nicest bloke bit but that's really nice of you to say that, thank you
I'm sure there are quite a few people on here who can quote some of my less than kind posts, I try not to remember them myself as I pull a very unflattering face when I cringe in regret ;-)



01 Dec 2019 13:10:37
Freddie starts xhaka and mustafi?
Is there something I'm missing about these guys? Is Xhaka scoring screamers for fun in training or something? Does mustafi have incriminating photos of freddie and arsene sniffing performance enhancers?

Slight damper on my enthusiasm, hope freddie sends them out flying!


1.) 01 Dec 2019 13:27:39
I saw that team too and thought what on earth is going on!

2.) 01 Dec 2019 14:45:23
2 players I've criticised loads in the past but new manager jewellery begging for everyone?

I certainly wouldn't have picked either but let's wait and see how they do in Fredies dreamers X1.

{Ed047's Note - not sure what you meant to say there mate

3.) 01 Dec 2019 15:20:45
Neither am I Ed047 mate :-) whatever was that about :-)
I've had a word with myself and as best I can understand it what I was trying to say was ' New manager New beginning for everyone "
It's far from easy living with me 24/ 7 and even after 57 years of it I still shock myself sometimes with just how bizarre I can be at times :-)

{Ed047's Note - haha no worries mate and yes I get it now. Not sure they’re are grabbing it with both hands as currently 2-2 and Leno keeping us in it.

4.) 01 Dec 2019 15:34:37
Haven’t seen anything from xhaka today what deserves his place in the team.

5.) 01 Dec 2019 15:47:48
Have you ever, in any match, Wilfred?

6.) 01 Dec 2019 15:49:08
Ah well! In the end you can only ever give people a chance and it's always up to them if they take it or not, let's hope Fredie is wiser than both Arsene and Emery and isn't apposed to accepting reality on Xhaka and Mustafi and others.

7.) 01 Dec 2019 16:03:54
Hoping Torriera showed enough today to get into the midfield. Hoping Xhaka, Luiz and Mustafi showed enough to play themselves out of the team 🤞.

8.) 01 Dec 2019 16:22:30
Nope sir Wenger.

9.) 01 Dec 2019 16:59:23
Biggest worry is Fredie talking about us having a good 20 minutes, where have we heard that before:-)
Positive note he also said he wasn't happy with a draw and wants wins.
1 down 22 to go for Freddie and thus season, a surprise turn around and top 4 finish would be brilliant but it's not going to be either easy or likely to happen.

10.) 01 Dec 2019 17:26:36
I presumed that Freddie picked the shunned players to boost morale as they have been at the club a while and should on theory still have been able to do the job but so they can't feel completely cut out of the team, but says, okay, there's Norwich. Beat them convincingly. No? Didn't win. No problem. Let's try someone else next time to see which 11 works best. It's a team game and you'll get another chance.

I would hope the next game will see Bellerin, Tierney, holding and torreira start. If not, my assumption before that is nonsense. Lol.

11.) 01 Dec 2019 17:54:54
Hi Jim I can definitely see the thinking behind bringing in players who Emery had given up on ( rightly or wrongly) because you'd expect them to have the bit between their teeth and want to make a point.
Unfortunately it didn't pan out but Fredie has the luxury of having nothing to lose and is free to experiment and gamble as he sees fit and who knows it might just come good yet!
We didn't lose away today and for us that is improvement on what's gone before, obviously not everything we'd hoped for but improvement all the same.



10 Nov 2019 19:25:21
Dearest ed001, ed002, ed025, Jehovah, anyone really. Please tell me there's hope for this shambles of a football club.?!


{Ed002's Note - North London has a real need for a skate park for the kids - time to give the Emirates back to the community.}



12 Sep 2019 22:36:11
anyone got any suggestions for good streaming sites for the games? i always used cr7 but they stopped posting premiership links.


{Ed047's Note - I use for games not on sky or BT, they often have them in HD and are pretty solid with the streams.

1.) 13 Sep 2019 06:27:41
R*ddit also has a sub for streaming. Used to go by r/ soccerstreams but that might have changed.

2.) 13 Sep 2019 11:48:34
Pretty sure the R*ddit one has been taken down, certainly through that thread name. believe some do get created on game days but can be hard to sift through the links that make you sign up!

3.) 13 Sep 2019 12:47:33
VIP BOX, VIP league, TIME4TV. You have to keep closing the ads which open in new tabs, till you get the link to work.

4.) 13 Sep 2019 16:41:13
Or 100 I can’t remember

Reddit got banned and they made this their new site
Acestream and app cast links
And also hd flash streams
Hasn’t failed me yet!

5.) 13 Sep 2019 18:49:00
Recommend streaming service such as black devils lounge.

45 for a year, all games including ppv and box office boxing.

I have sky sports and BT also but refuse to pay for Amazon and now TV. We’re does it end, fans getting taken advantage off.

6.) 13 Sep 2019 19:31:47
You can use beinmatch or go4kora they both stream from bein sports but unfortunately for you it has arabic commentators which is great for me as those commentators they make the game very lively.

7.) 13 Sep 2019 21:11:17
It's got to be an improvement on Michael Owen Moe mate :-)



31 Jul 2019 12:47:59
Hey Ed001, since you keep answering questions I'm going to keep pushing my luck.

What do you think of Tierney?


{Ed001's Note - I like Tierney, but he is unproven at the top level, which is a worry. Celtic get regular European football but he has not really impressed in those games, like he does at SPFL level, plus he has a lot of injuries. A couple of years ago he would have been an outstanding signing, but the injuries are a worry. He has not looked quite the same since they started and he is usually back out injured as soon as he gets back to his best form.

Keep him fit and firing and he is an excellent left-back, but keeping him fit looks to be as likely as Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere playing every game of the next ten seasons.}

1.) 31 Jul 2019 13:37:18
A few years ago I asked my Glaswegian mate ( up the Jags) if Van Diyk would be a good buy for Arsenal! Not sure what happened to him 😂😂 he said good player although in SPL but did say he had a great game against Barcelona. Asked him about Tierney and he said again good player but worryingly like Ed01 mentioned injuries . A gamble worth taking? Age on his side? I like a gamble buy him I say COYG.




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29 Jun 2020 22:14:40
He is frequently losing the ball cheaply in the wrong positions. perfect arsenal player in truth. There's some potential, sure, but I really don't see him making it.




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25 Dec 2019 00:35:32
Any interest in Lyon's Dembele, ed02?


{Ed002's Note - Those clubs which are interested in Dembele are aware that he is not available in January.}



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28 Jul 2019 00:48:25
Cahill is not the answer, please let's sign a quality CB not one who was average and is now well over the hill.




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27 Jul 2019 14:46:35
Sorry to bother you Ed2, your last post on Pepe states clearly: "{Ed002's Note - You can easily search to find the answer. Pepe will not be moving to Arsenal. }"

It's still the same as far as your concerned?


{Ed002's Note - Not now Arsenal have decided they can spend next season’s money as well.}



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05 Feb 2018 18:04:37
Anyone would be disappointed in that position, i'd have been gutted myself. If he'd been here a year i would wven care if he moaned, proper strikers want to score the goals.
But its his first game and he didn't act like ronaldo, he celebrated every goal with his team mates.





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06 Jul 2020 03:52:26
Thought he had 2 years left on his contract? If he leaves I imagine it'll be to Leeds.




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04 Jul 2020 23:32:36
I'm hugely skeptical about our formation and midfield, but credit to arteta and the players as it seems to be working. Keep this run going and maybe auba will stay.




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29 Jun 2020 22:16:21
Sorry g62, I forgot he'd been around that long already! Thanks for being gentle.




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29 Jun 2020 22:05:59
Without the fans its a little like watching overly cautious training sessions. We're not exactly a creative attacking side anymore which doesn't help either, but I've certainly lost all interest in neutral games.
The incredibly unrealistic fake crowd noise only seems to make it worse as well. Feel a more constant crowd noise would have been better than this wack DJ with the over the top boo/ cheer buttons.




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29 Jun 2020 07:27:27
With the PL over and the CL delayed til August, City will be focusing on the FA cup. Their team is better than 2017, ours is worse. Empty stadium doesn't help either. Have we ever won against a Pep City team?
But, at least its the one cup our players should feel capable of winning. Mon the impossible dream!