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14 Feb 2020 23:13:18
Hi Ed's

What's the situation with Saka contract talk and is Arsenal actually looking at Samuel Chukwueze? Excuse me if you have already discussed this.

Didn't anyone fancy the winter break? I must say it was good to tune out for awhile or maybe it's because of where we are in the table why I welcomed it 😁?


{Ed002's Note - Certainly Samuel Chukwueze was considered by Arsenal - but they blew their funds the didn't have on Pepe who plays in the same position.}

1.) 15 Feb 2020 12:44:06
There is no agreement with Saka who may be knows of the interest of Bayern Munich.}

2.) 16 Feb 2020 00:22:55
Thanks Ed if that’s the case can you or do you know what is the club’s option for his position? I see it as his as there’s no better player at the moment. Auba plays there but it’s not is natural position and he’s not the future.

A lot of people are liking Saka so it’s a big call for the club if they choose to let him loose.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Arsenal looking at a Saka replacement at this time.}

3.) 18 Feb 2020 01:40:58
Any truth in Arteta considering moving Tieney on ED?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware nut there will be interest from Leicester if Chilwell were to leave.}




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11 Jan 2020 23:47:41
Aubameyang red card and three games out will give us an idea of who MA has confidence in albeit rotation of injuries to.


1.) 12 Jan 2020 04:25:08
Its going to be a big oppurtunity for Martinelli and I bet he takes it by the horns.

2.) 12 Jan 2020 07:39:46
Being without Aubameyang for 3 matches will be tough. Of course Lacazette will continue up top and we have cover in exceptional youngster Martinelli, who can play centrally and wide. Saka can come in on the left as well. Should we now keep Nketiah at the club, opposed to loaning him out? With long term injuries to Chambers and Tierney, a 3 match ban for PEA and possibly a few matches off injured for Torreira, our squad will be stretched. I hope we bring in a player or two during the window, but it’s not a simple task during this window and finances seem limited, although the same was said last summer!

3.) 12 Jan 2020 09:34:42
Auba is a quality player but all teams have to play without their best players at times and although it's a disappointment it's also a fantastic opportunity to see how Lacasette and Martinelli partnership works out, I would definitely keep Eddie as I think working with Mikel on the training ground for the next 5 months even if he doesn't play much will do him a lot of good.



06 Jan 2020 21:25:07
All game Holding has been slow and casual in passing the ball . why? He's defending ok but come on move the ball with intent.


{Ed047's Note - he’s rusty so isn’t really up to speed

1.) 06 Jan 2020 21:34:03
His passing has been as bad as Xhaka’s tackling.

{Ed047's Note - he’s dropped us in it numerous times

2.) 06 Jan 2020 21:36:22
Martinelli’s touch is amazing at times.

{Ed047's Note - really like him, he’s going to be a big plus for us

3.) 06 Jan 2020 21:43:47
Matteo just tries to much hence he shouldn’t be in our starting 11 yet

Xhaka won’t make you eat humble pie - thinks too slow.

{Ed047's Note - can’t argue with that and I think you may be right with Xhaka! 😅

4.) 06 Jan 2020 22:00:14
After such a serious injury and a long time out patience is needed with Holding. He improved in the second half.

5.) 06 Jan 2020 22:01:23
Credit to the boss he must've given them some proper talk at half time. Agree with you ed about holding tho and oh my xhaka gets away with so much hahah. Love that kid martinelli he is going to be something.

{Ed047's Note - Nelson said in his post match interview that Arteta had done a fair bit of shouting at half time, it worked!

No idea how he avoids bookings! 🤷‍♂️

6.) 06 Jan 2020 22:09:10
Loved Xhaka tonight. So funny, he should have been booked 4 times and kept winning dodgy free kicks. He worked hard.

7.) 06 Jan 2020 22:09:19
Xhaka rode his luck at times, but we need that sort of action. It’s been done against us too many a times latest being Jorginho and Chelsea.

Don’t think Lacazette is captain material. So, if he makes it beyond the January transfer window it’s back to Xhaka for me. The captain should be a certain pick with a long term future at the club, at least for the duration of the manager’s term.

{Ed047's Note - I like Aubameyang as Captain because he then plays by example and works his socks off

8.) 06 Jan 2020 22:27:26
Yard - I agree with smart bad tackles occasionally but the idiot can’t tackle or control himself. I agree we need a tough nut in there but he’s a nut job and a liability when he plays like that. They weren’t even clever tackles or worth getting a yellow for. He should stay on his feet. Gilberto was smart in midfield and took a needed card for the team but Xhaka? He’s not tough or scary - I’d slap him or put him on his arse if I was playing, knowing he wouldn’t hurt me but rather retaliate in a petulant way. I just don’t think his a tough player.



16 Dec 2019 22:03:21
It might have been Arteta's dream to manage Arsenal, as well.

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09 Dec 2019 19:58:59
I might be clutching at straws but M Riley is a curse on Arsenal.





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16 Feb 2020 00:22:55
Thanks Ed if that’s the case can you or do you know what is the club’s option for his position? I see it as his as there’s no better player at the moment. Auba plays there but it’s not is natural position and he’s not the future.

A lot of people are liking Saka so it’s a big call for the club if they choose to let him loose.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Arsenal looking at a Saka replacement at this time.}



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20 Jan 2020 21:24:55
Fellows this is what I’ve been saying for sometime. Sell one of the strikers, more so Auba given that he is possibly more sellable and Laca might be easier to bench or rotate without unsettling the whole team. However, the club may think it’s too much of a risk to sell Auba if the alternative doesn’t work out. They would be ridiculed by us the fans and the professionals. In which sense sell Laca as Auba was brought in because he wasn’t finding the net often enough. So why continue to keep him albeit this happen under different management.

Auba, Pepe, Martinelli, Saka and possibly Nketiah can all play across the front three except for Laca - so he might be the vulnerable one. It would be nice to make the decision now and finish the season with that preferred mix and cement the understanding throughout the pre-season.

The club made public they will sell those within 18 months of their contract ending if they haven’t renewed, with a small exception of those 30+

In terms of central defenders I would prefer a PL defender. The problem is which one we could get of real quality for the long term? Sometimes our transfer moves should be aggressive to make a statement. Strikers will normally continue to fear a defender they know they make beat or get the better of. We are crying out for a defender to hit the ground running not needing at least a season to get up to speed. We could end up with two such defenders next season if we buy Upamecano. Image leaking the goals next season with those two if it doesn’t work straight away. 🙁🙁🙁 let's hope not.





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16 Mar 2020 21:15:46
Ed001 / gunner62 I don’t want to sound too OTT but I find it bordering on prejudice to say if people had just stayed put and their actions led to the Italians suffering. We are living in capitalist and global world with almost total free movement of peoples.

It’s apparently a flu like virus or disease and you can be infected and spread it without showing any symptoms. China, Europe and America are the centre of globalisation, capital and market opportunities so people will be travelling back and forth between these places in numbers. So it’s likely to have been in the West from the heights of winter.

I do believe the media is sensationalising the whole issue but clearly they are being allowed to do so by governments. If it was say a conventional war we would have had so much details. Governments influence or seek corporation from their media outlets in time of war. They could spread the narrative various narratives e. g. the seasonal flu kill more people than they expect this will, but no they are allowing fear to be the order of the day.




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10 Mar 2020 18:07:16
Whether this season or next we shouldn’t really judge a or the team on if they won the game or not, but more on how they played the game and adjust. That’s what I think at least.

The top two teams have played poorly in some games and still won. You could argue West Ham should have won against Liverpool and Man City draw with Man Utd. On the day the better team did not win. So there’s I need to panic “Mr Manic”

I believe we really have a thoughtful and good young manager who will improve and make us better over time. There’s no going back from finance dominating the game despite FFP. Based on how our club chooses to operate and how current market appeal we will have it tougher than some. Look at Man Utd spending plus their future predicted spending, assumed from reported player interest. They are more likely to be more successful in a shorter time than us.

With FFP restricting clubs to football operated income how will the lesser or so called poorer clubs break into the elite. Is it even possible or if they manage to taste it can they stay to dine there? Very unlikely in my opinion.

This is leading to a clash here owners and fans. Where the clubs want profits and fans want trophies.




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09 Mar 2020 18:43:05
I think we have lost a bit of enthusiasm, which likely gain from the new manager effort. Including the positivity and organisation he brought.

In opinion we still don’t have the energy to play regularly after the Christmas period in three different competitions. We no longer in one which was likely our main target to get back amongst the elite. So, getting knocked out would have sapped mental energy.

With that said, West Ham’s target is realistically more achievable than ours. Assuming we still see top 4 as a target. Their motivation is being refreshed every week, therefore they will turn up more energised.




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29 Feb 2020 19:30:42
There’s only one invincible!

Every player has there moment but some will we looked at Sarr and didn’t sign him but we sign Pepe.

Well done Watford it was going for sometime now. West Ham might have achieved it if they were at home.




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29 Feb 2020 13:08:44
It seems there are a lot of emotions flying around here for the simple fact that we lost the game. It’s good to take our head out of the clouds ☁️ and see things for what they are.

For starters I would reiterate BL is not the answer and as I have said before he try to look fanciful and hasn’t shown the professionalism and football knowledge to be a very decent goalkeeper.

It’s a know fact we have not got a decent defence but I believe that have improved slightly under MA. It maybe down to defending collective rather than just the defenders alone defending. It is like evident in the two goals we conceded - set play / corners - when defenders should be responsible. He may have been exhausted due to recent games played but DL was static for both goals with the scorers attacking the goal 🥅 dead centre unopposed. He just never tried. HB is no longer the future and need to be upgraded.

I don’t mind the way he has been playing DC at home of later. It improves the creativity and transition of the ball from the back to the front, albeit not yet at its best. GX did not contribute a lot and playing mostly on the left of middle field rarely passed the ball with his left foot and kept switching to pass it right or with his right foot 🦶 becoming less effective. The only shot he took beyond the rigid defensive line he skied. Why isn’t he taking more attempts in these situations is beyond me. His left foot and the power he generates his arguably his greatest strength.

NP what can I say, 72m is already spent and is currently not likely to be realised on the market, so will need to be taken to school. Ability- checked. Skills - checked. Football intelligence / game awareness- lacking badly. Currently only really effective when running at pace. The game needs to be set up for counterattacks to get more out of him until he learns how to read the game.

Strikers - what a over load! Possibly causing confusion and dilemma. AL and PA has such a bond you wish it would reflect or gel and brings results in games. A business decision should have been made to sell AL when we bought PA and deal with risk. We might have had a better second or more developed youth striker at this point.

The whole squad looks like they need a course on footballing intelligence relating to how to analyse and transitioning throughout the game based on preferred outcome while in play. BL should not have taken the risk under no circumstance at that stage in that game. We could or should have been able to manage this game at nil - nil or 1 - 1 without stressing. There are other games where we should be managing a 2 goal cushion to affect the mentality of the opposition so they naturally develop a attitude of giving up trying. It’s a natural way of resting throughout games.