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28 Jul 2016 14:45:24
Ed, is it true Arsenal interest in Mandzukic?

{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of.}

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28 Jul 2016 16:27:11
Hope you are right ed, I would have loved him 3 or 4 years ago but what I have seen of him recently, he's on the decline.

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28 Jul 2016 16:39:40
whats your thoughts on bony?

{Ed001's Note - me? Decent player, can play a number of roles, but clearly struggles with pressure so I would avoid.}

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28 Jul 2016 16:51:09
I know youve been asked this plenty of occasions but what do you think about the whole lacazette situation?
Do you see us making an improved offer or isit another lost cause, because surely transfer policy or not how can wenger, the board or anyone justify that he is not worth £40 million, Fair enough the quality of the french league is not the best but how about la liga, serie A and bundesliga compared to the EPL.

{Ed001's Note - Aulas will only sell to the Prem for a bid massively over the valuation. Wenger will never go for that.}

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28 Jul 2016 17:08:20
Thanks ED.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

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28 Jul 2016 17:28:43
Xhaka for a desperation type signing, he is far better than most mentioned. I think he would suit us better than some and not as much as others. The guy could be a beast.

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28 Jul 2016 18:32:06
Some betting sites have put us favourite for Lukaku now, thought all that talk died down. But again, £50mil plus price quoted, just can't see Wenger buying anyone personally :/.

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28 Jul 2016 18:35:20
We do have some interest in him but there's other targets before him. Asked ed002 earlier on European page.

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27 Jul 2016 22:59:00
If this is wengers last season, who do you think is inline to take over?

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28 Jul 2016 06:05:27
Roy hodgson hahaha maybe Laurent blanc.

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28 Jul 2016 07:50:01
Hopefully Eddie Howe or DB10 😜.

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28 Jul 2016 10:07:45
The problem is that all the top managers are in jobs at big clubs. We will have to take a punt on a young up and coming manager, such as Eddie Howe from Bournemouth. Wenger will be a very hard act to follow and I can't see him staying on next season, as we are due for more of the same and the fans will turn on him. He had the opportunity to go out and make 3 or 4 major signing and all we have to date is one, Xhaka. He can still redeem himself by buying a top CB and striker, but I doubt that he will buy the type of signings that will excite the fans. I know we can't pay £100m for a player, but £40m on Lacazette or similar and £30m on a top CB, would keep the fans happy. Wenger doesn't appear to get the fact that us fans love seeing new stars arrive, it isn't enough to unearth gems and bring youngsters through. For those of us old enough to remember when we signed Bergkamp and Platt one summer, it was so exciting going into the season.

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28 Jul 2016 10:52:06
I doubt this is Arsene's last year.
He makes the club a lot of money and a paid a lot of money.
It's good times for both sides.

If he does, however, I'd like Joaquím Low, Thomas Tuchel or Simeone.

I wouldn't be upset with Eddie Howe to be honest, after seeing all the links to us in the paper.

However, I'd imagine it'll be someone like Steve Bould moving up, Dragan Stojkovic or Rudi Garcia.

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28 Jul 2016 11:31:27
I agree D

I think he will sign a new deal.

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28 Jul 2016 13:32:23
Simeonne if we have ambition. So it will be some one else, who fits the "arsenal" way. Which is kronkes way.

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28 Jul 2016 14:37:15
Eds is there any truth that valencia would accept a significant lower deal for arsenal to get mustafi? And if its true or not do u expect arsenal to sign him in your own personal opinion?

{Ed001's Note - why would they accept less from Arsenal??}

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28 Jul 2016 14:41:15
someone who doesn't demand £8m in wages per season for mediocrity.

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28 Jul 2016 14:49:01
Has to be Tuchel. Plays the style of football we want and isn't afraid to put faith in youngsters (weigl, pulisic, passlack etc) .

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28 Jul 2016 14:50:15
I saw reports like that that's why. Do u see him coming to arsenal?

{Ed001's Note - reports are obviously crap. Valencia are now a shop window for Mendes, they are there to sell high. Impossible to say, it would need the lad to push for the move.}

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28 Jul 2016 16:36:07
Apex take it your referring to his €50mil release clause and the papers reporting that it wouldn't take that much to actually sign him?

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28 Jul 2016 16:40:40
My guess would be that Arsene would have a deeply personal connection to whoever he wants to replace him. Tuchel is unlikely given the project at Dortmund, but the Arsenal job would be an attractive option given the vast resources and top talent at the club already. Slightly tempered I suppose by the catastrophic ****up that was Moyes in replacing a club legend at MU, which would make people wary.

I would personally love Ancelotti, but he's unlikely to leave after only a season at Bayern if successful.

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28 Jul 2016 17:32:12
Wire anchelotti is in his retirement job at bayern, he will get an easy last 3 or 4 years there and then, I think fade out to retire.

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26 Jul 2016 15:05:20
Hi ED's,

I did ask a while ago after hearing a rumour from a friend of a friend, but is there likely to be any movement with Turan now?

If we can't get Mahrez, would AFC consider Turan a viable second option or an option at all?

{Ed001's Note - he is likely to leave, but Arsenal had not shown interest up until now.}

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26 Jul 2016 15:41:05
hi Ed001 don't wanna sound like a lemon but when you say had not shown interest up until now.
Do you mean that stance has changed recently, sorry just wanted to clarify as I would for 1 would like turan to arsenal.

{Ed001's Note - no, I mean you haven't shown any interest up until now. I can't tell what might happen in the future but so far nothing.}

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26 Jul 2016 16:11:02
Thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - you are very welcome.}

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26 Jul 2016 18:27:03
I believe Arsenal are only looking to sign a striker. We may consider a CB, now Mertesacker is out. I cannot see us signing any further midfield players, defensive or offensive, as we have plenty.

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26 Jul 2016 19:32:01
Completely agree with you RG
Just sitting down having a smoke after work and tbh it's not that I'm stoned but I have a strong feeling we will get lacazette, I think Lyon are playing hard ball it's there most prized assett and you would be stupid to let him go for 29.8 or 31 mill when higuaons just sold for 75 I believe and some obese numbers being quoted for pogba I reckon Wenger wants to sign out on a high, he will by a striker for sure, however will it be someone of the level we are craving, we'll just have to wait and see and come on boys crack the banter a bit more and perk up its summer and we're all sounding like we are chelsea and Tottenham fans ripping us on our own page but hey give Wenger a chance until the windows over atleast he might spring a ozil out the bag, because that caught us all by surprise.

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27 Jul 2016 09:24:59
Absolutely, Xhaka - I think now the Higuain deal has gone through, Pogba's deal will finally be tied up. Then Man U, will have to start selling to offset Pogba's fee. Although I am not a great fan of Blind, he might be a good utility player. Can he play at RB? A CB can be signed and there are a few options.

Up front is a difficult position, as Lacazette surely isn't worth an inflated £40m+, even in the current market. The problem is that there is a complete shortage of strikers and having to pay a huge fee, for a back up striker to Giroud, is simply absurd. Vardy would have made sense, as at £20m, he would have been decent value in today's market and he could have covered from the flanks as well. Jovetic might be a decent shout.

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26 Jul 2016 13:53:15
Vote:
Jese (Yes)
Yedder (No)

{Ed007's Note - To vote in the poll just click HERE.

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26 Jul 2016 15:19:48
No and no.

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26 Jul 2016 15:55:44
Really?

I didn't see much of Jese, but he was supposed to be quite the prospect before his injury.

Just flagging that we are getting near the "realistic target" banter.

Ed - thanks for the poll!

Also - Malaga, I am disappointed, I was expecting Balotelli rumour.

{Ed007's Note - You're welcome mate.}

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26 Jul 2016 16:48:36
The guy or guyscwould be a punt, striker is not a punt area for me, it a do or die slot. not saying either are good or bad, just not reliable to come in and give us more.

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26 Jul 2016 17:05:57
Yedder if you hold a gun to my head.

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26 Jul 2016 17:11:22
To be fair we haven't got the time or patience for a maybe one day he'll be good player. We really need now.

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26 Jul 2016 11:33:51
Rumour:

Lyon hae sent a press release stating that they have rejected Arsenal's EUR 35mln bid for Lacazette.

"The reality is that the club Arsenal made an offer worth €35m, which Lyon did not follow up on for one reason: OL will keep Alexandre Lacazette who is irreplaceable and who is one of the main leaders in Bruno Genesio's squad. ".

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26 Jul 2016 11:41:46
well that's our last fallback option, i'm going to get my boots shined and head down to the arsenal because there is no way i am going to let giroud screw us over again.

Also that's wenger not going in with another bid for lacazette.

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26 Jul 2016 12:15:02
I am running out of players to wish for?!

And let's not forget we aren't the only ones in the market looking for a CF:
Juventus (Higuain)
Napoil
Athletico Madrid
Sevilla?
PSG

It's all looking very very grim.

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26 Jul 2016 12:58:44
Nice one Laker, let's all get ourselves down to Colney for a trial - got to be a decent striker somewhere on this page!

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26 Jul 2016 13:01:01
Read it early, cheeky stroke from them saying it wasn't the reported 48mil figure.

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26 Jul 2016 13:11:07
How firm is Lyon on not selling? Surely the right bid would get things moving.

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26 Jul 2016 13:35:52
Now I could be wrong. But I'm sure I've seen one of the eds on here in the past. Maybe 001 or 002 saying Lyon can be difficult to deal with. That correct?

{Ed001's Note - correct.}

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26 Jul 2016 14:24:33
Lakerville, what a wand. "no way i am going to let giroud screw us over again. " What are you going to do? Print an A4 banner at home and take it to The Emirates?!

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26 Jul 2016 14:19:24
Do we think Arsene will go back in with a higher offer for Lacazette or turn his attentions elsewhere?

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26 Jul 2016 15:01:36
As above, ED's have always said Lyon hard to deal with, and that money for the deal was the stumbling block. So they are all proven right.

The only thing I can't decide, is if Lyon going public is basically 2 fingers to us telling us to 'go away' - or if it is their way of trying to get an improved offer.

Either way, not very diplomatic!

Ed's - do you know if Lacazette himself or his 'people' are easy to deal with?

Hopefully we have other irons in the fire.

{Ed001's Note - no idea sorry. I would have to check who Lacazette is with.}

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26 Jul 2016 15:05:37
Hello eds. Just wondering, do u think arsenal would improve their offer for lacazette?

{Ed001's Note - I doubt they will want to deal with Lyon to be honest.}

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26 Jul 2016 15:51:19
I really couldn't see us deling with them after that. Arsenal like everything quite. When do we ever disclose a fee? For better or worse Wenger will turn his arse-nal to them.

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26 Jul 2016 19:24:35
By all accounts we haven't bidded.

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26 Jul 2016 11:19:45
Ed 001, I know you said at the start of June that arsenal might look at Mustafi from Valentin, with the rumours this morning can you see it happening especially after Mert is out for 5 months? Is Murillo no longer of interest to Arsenal at this point?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - you were rebuffed on Murillo a while back. Though a centre back was not seen as urgent then as it is now. I don't think you will return for him though.}

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26 Jul 2016 11:29:55
Thanks ed, what about mustafi?

{Ed001's Note - I expect renewed interest now.}

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26 Jul 2016 12:04:23
Thanks ed.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}

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26 Jul 2016 13:10:21
So Ed, is Mertesacker's injury is sufficiently bad to warrant replacement?

Thanks.

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26 Jul 2016 13:10:21
So Ed, is Mertesacker's injury is sufficiently bad to warrant replacement?

Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - Arsenal were considering signing a centre back anyway, so his injury is enough to spur that action.}

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26 Jul 2016 10:52:25
Hi Eds,
Any update on the Ricardo Rodriguez guy coming to AFC? That one has gone completly stale. Was there ever a chance? Or was it just another product of the media rumour mill?

{Ed001's Note - I don't expect him to join Arsenal this window.}

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26 Jul 2016 11:19:45
Ed 001, I know you said at the start of June that arsenal might look at Mustafi from Valentin, with the rumours this morning can you see it happening especially after Mert is out for 5 months? Is Murillo no longer of interest to Arsenal at this point?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - you were rebuffed on Murillo a while back. Though a centre back was not seen as urgent then as it is now. I don't think you will return for him though.}

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26 Jul 2016 10:52:25
Hi Eds,
Any update on the Ricardo Rodriguez guy coming to AFC? That one has gone completly stale. Was there ever a chance? Or was it just another product of the media rumour mill?

{Ed001's Note - I don't expect him to join Arsenal this window.}

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24 Jul 2016 13:37:10
Rumours saying icardi is now a target for Napoli. If we're interested best act soon.

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24 Jul 2016 16:45:29
I've just read about that, I'm hoping wenger has a trick up his sleeve because the window is starting to pick up pace and we're going to be left picking the unwanteds.

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24 Jul 2016 19:16:21
I think we need these dominoes to fall before we can make our move. Clubs won't want to give up a key player without a replacement lined up.
We are a big club but just have to let the bigger clubs eat first before we can truly get our players.

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24 Jul 2016 19:18:27
D16 - were we ever interested in him or were we being used by an agent.
Will be good to get iCardi and Higuain done and dusted so we can sort out pptions out.

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24 Jul 2016 19:24:05
Valid point SY.

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24 Jul 2016 20:21:16
SY4 you never really know do you!

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25 Jul 2016 11:52:39
for higuain its the transfer fee, for icardi its the salary demands. yes i get it. but when it came to walcott we gave in, rather than say, sell him and buy a player who would have made that difference.

with sanchez and ozil i'm sure they are baulking at the salary only to have them walk out on us next season with a year to go.

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25 Jul 2016 12:20:17
Laker I never looked at it that way. It's ok for Theo to make such absurd demands. What's he on 140k?

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26 Jul 2016 11:31:30
its not about the absurd demands, he has been with us 10 years and what exactly has he proven? scores in a few big games he is a big game striker?

he has been dead average for the past 4 years because he was too young before that. so now he is in his peak and i don't think he can get any better, he just does not think about position.

if we counter yes he is brilliant, but how many times do we play barcelona and bayern and madrid to rely on that?

i like how liverpool have sold players who they feel don't fit into their model. ibe gone, . perhaps a bit early but to win you need to make ruthless decisions.

here we are hanging onto anything of any value and taking up squad positions and detrimental to the progress of the club.

giroud, walcott, gibbs, mertesacker, sczesny, i mean getting them off the payroll itself should be a priority.

we kept flamini and arteta until they could no longer play are we serious about winning or creating an old age home?

people are losing their heads over the fact that arteta unfollowed arsenal or still harping on about van persie and look how far he has fallen or cesc that he does not look happy at chelsea. i don't give a crap about these guys. not one bit. you think they are thinking of the fans while they spend 100 pounds on toilet paper?

they have gone deal with it. we are stuck celebrating rubbish. we should be celebrating competetive edge in football and winning and losing gracefully against clubs not about keeping players hoping they have one good season and then feeling like these players have arsenal in them when they leave.

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