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18 Feb 2018 11:01:37
Eds any truth in the rumours about Arsenal having scouts watch Insigne and Kaloubaly yesterday?

{Ed002's Note - I would say no on the basis of Napoli not playing until today. Was this Twitter?}

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19 Feb 2018 09:43:00
It was Daily Mail.

14 Feb 2018 23:57:56
Ed 02 if you are available, please. Could you shed any light on ancelotti replacing wenger in the summer, if events don't go as hoped. Thanks. If there is any.

{Ed002's Note - As I said previously, I think that Wenger may well draw a line across in the summer but right now don't forget Wenger has another 18 months to run. I have also explained that there are potential options in Simeone and Ancelotti and different folks have different opinions of each - although Simeone would eb difficult to replace. Right now I am not aware of any decision, but certainly it is something the club are thinking about - and they will want options to consider.}

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15 Feb 2018 13:20:19
Ed, would it be fair to say that Sanllehi and Mislintat will be heavily involved in choosing Arsense's replacement when the time comes?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know about Mislintat but certainly Sanllehi.}

15 Feb 2018 19:14:22
I'm guessing he's the one who wants Simeone at the club?

15 Feb 2018 20:15:37
Yes thanks for that ed 02.

18 Feb 2018 00:59:31
Steve do you think he’ll go this summer?

18 Feb 2018 03:08:16
There’s been several reports claiming mr. Wengers prefered replacement, that is if his opinion will mean anything is Germany’s Lowe who has also supposedly said he’s stepping down from the national team this summer after the World Cup. Miles away from any management change at Arsenal I know, but would managers like Simone, Ancelotti or Lowe want the Arsenal job or do you think they’d be looking at Chelsea or even PSG (offcourse they’d be all keeping their options open) ? I’m surprised Enrique isn’t the front runner.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Joachim Löw saying he is l;eaving this summer, particularly given that less than 18 months ago he extended his contract from this summer by a further 2 years to cover the Euros in 2020. However, one side did make an approach to enquire recently about his availability, but it was not Arsenal. I have explained who the ideal options are seen to be and the difficulties. It is nothing to do with PSG or Chelsea.}

18 Feb 2018 13:42:19
Sorry Ed, are you saying these are the two only / main options

Simeone and Ancelott


{Ed002's Note - No, I haven't said that.}

19 Feb 2018 01:48:17
13, if we don't get CL football, what is the point of him staying for one more season and all the uncertainty that goes with that. It is a gut feeling reading and talking to people that ancelotti is on our radar if it all goes pete tong. If he gets CL football, i can see him staying but and it is a big but, i don't think certain people in the club think we will get it. Hence the ancelotti link. Wenger won't leave but that doesn't mean he is staying. The two year contract seems a strange one to me, it doesn't create stability if we fail to get our goals this season.

{Ed0333's Note - Your going through transition on and off the pitch, Arsene needs to appreciate this go at the end of the season. I think he’ll do the honorable thing and bow out gracefully regardless of Champions League qualification. If he does go at the end of the season I truly hope you guys give him the RESPECTFUL send off he deserves because if it wasn’t for that man Manchester United would have won everything in sight.

19 Feb 2018 10:27:18
I totally agree with both of you. The man is a legend which unfortunately has held on just a little too long.

19 Feb 2018 12:04:05
I'm with you a million % Ed033 mate, if Arsene should go at the end of the season we should all put our differences aside and Unite to give him the most fantastic celebtion party of all the good things he's done for our club and the premier league too.
At that point there would be absolutely no point in going on about his faults any longer and it should all be about his achievements.

{Ed0333's Note - bravo my friend well said

13 Feb 2018 14:40:19
Laca out for 4/ 6 weeks.

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13 Feb 2018 15:04:08
But in Arsenal time that will probably be mid next season.

13 Feb 2018 16:07:19
Dags, can you play striker?

13 Feb 2018 20:57:37
Steve, one has been known to hit the back of the net on occasion.

Anyway, that's enough about my sex life 😊.

12 Feb 2018 22:14:57
At the current rate of exchange for pts per game finishing 4th place is going to take 76 to 77pts this season, for us that would mean taking 31pts from a 33 which of course is beyond reasonable possibility, but it's going to be a very interesting fight between Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Utd to avoid finishing 5th this season.

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13 Feb 2018 02:34:33
We need to take points off City in 2 weeks, but thankfully one or both of Man U/ Chelsea will drop points. We need to take it one week at a time in the league and keep our eyes on the Europa league final. After last season I have stopped believing in miraculous 4th place charges in the last 10 weeks but winning the Europa and the league cup would still constitute a very successful season if we miss out on 4th. Our winter business has made me slightly hopeful, keep the faith mate.

12 Feb 2018 13:07:41
If there is any truth in reports that Enrique really does want to join a Premier League club next season and again If true that both Arsenal and Chelsea want his services which one would he choose?

If history is anything to go by he would have a far longer to build and deliver at Arssnal but less resources while at Chelsea his chances of short term success would be far greater long term magement at Chelsea usually consists of 2 full seasons if your lucky regardless of what you achieve in that period.

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12 Feb 2018 16:17:53
Ive read chelski and psg, so next. Lol. I think ancelotti will be our manager and he isn't my first choice but i'm desperate.

11 Feb 2018 18:56:38
Any idea on Wenger’s future with the club? He has 1 year left and I’m sure with the changes happening at management level they don’t want the same fiasco situation where the future of the manager is up in the air and affected us really badly.

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12 Feb 2018 16:19:24
Wenger will stay until he leaves in a box, if it was up to him. So the board will have to act but when?

12 Feb 2018 16:48:54
Will anything good come of axing him now. I think end of the season they must act and get whoever they feel best quick as not drag it out all summer like we do with our signings.

12 Feb 2018 22:08:11
D i don't think anything will happen now or if everything goes tits up with no return but if that is the case it has to be the summer. i'm already thinking it could be too late but that's me.

11 Feb 2018 06:45:29
EDs any chance of us trying to get Jean Seri? Or is he too good for us?

{Ed002's Note - Jean-Michael Seri has been of interest but it is clear he is not interested in Arsenal and the club will look elsewhere.}

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11 Feb 2018 18:02:20
Thank you for the clarification ed02. So it is how thought.

10 Feb 2018 09:46:50
It seems like we identify a position that needs strengthening, go after a target or two but if we fail then we leave the team with that weakness.
I read that Vertonghen was targeted and rejected us in 2012, Evans this window plus others yet no one else came in.
I understand we want quality and we have a budget plus players need to want to sign for us but surly we could have found a CD and not leave us in a weak position.
I read the same in your feedback comments on a regular basis. "If they don't sign X then they will leave it this window"
Why look at Nzonzi and Evens but not fill either. it happens to often & I don't know why it's not addressed

{Ed002's Note - Well all clubs look to players that thye think might make suitable signings but rarely do clubs sign all of their targets. Milan and Inter have both said in the past that they will have an initial list of 10 players for each position. Other clubs will only have one fixed target in mind. Arsenal, like many of the major sides, will not buy just for the sake of it, although I appreciate that in many cases the fans want to see signings and generally don't care who. Arsenal looked at Nzonzi with the idea of brining him in to improve the side - that was not possible. In terms of centre back, Arsenal made a very significant bid for one centre back (their first choice) and they added a youngster. The club has also made significant changes from the management perspective and you need to remember that this was the January window when clubs are reluctant to sell.}

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10 Feb 2018 10:38:29
Good point Ed -, it’s just frustrating to see us not address a few key positions properly yet sign an expensive youngster ( Chambers ) or a cheap youngster Holding yet they go out on Liam leaving us still weak

Winter window is not the best yardstick and I should judge the new set up not old.

We seem to be CB and CDM away from a great side but have been a while.

Hoped Coq going would mean an in coming player

Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - Would you rather the club purchased players which are unwanted or wait?}

10 Feb 2018 10:39:54
To be clear - I don’t want signings for signings sake. I agree with only adding quality but other clubs add quality at decent prices in positions we require.

{Ed002's Note - So you would be happy to see players who the club don't want joining?}

10 Feb 2018 12:10:44
Wait for talent yes.

10 Feb 2018 18:22:48
How long are we going to wait for a holding mid?

{Ed002's Note - Much will depend on what happens regarding other changes in the summer but if AW stays then he will still ahve an interest in Jorginho and N'Zonzi.}

10 Feb 2018 18:30:26
Jorginho or Nzonzi? An absolute no brainer! Nzonzi is no where near Jorginho level.

10 Feb 2018 18:38:27
I appreciate that ed, my point being, maybe the summer will be too late. Plus our last buy in that position (xhaka) was/ is a failure, so the longer we wait the more damage is done. We could have got auba lazt summer and by the time we do get him, its too late. We always wait too long and it now isn't working.

{Ed002's Note - There is no opportunity to buy players before the summer Steve.}

10 Feb 2018 18:42:45
Sano, Nzonzi it is then. Lol.

10 Feb 2018 18:55:18
Ed, that's my point, it always seems too late. By the time the summer comes, there will be a new obstacle.

10 Feb 2018 19:10:28
That was kind of my point Steve. We seem to agree too much now.

I am happy waiting for talent and quality but we seem to wait forever while other teams add quality in the same area we are looking for. That’s frustrating.

I don’t want 6 additions for the sake of it but I expect the scouting network to find a quality CB or CDM within two windows.

11 Feb 2018 05:20:20
Dembele was sublime yesterday. We badly need a top quality midfield combo, Jean Seri comes to my mind, but I don't think he would agree to come to us.

11 Feb 2018 11:53:17
I think with the new appointments arsenal started to purchase players differently, and for that I hope we will see some quality signings at the back. Although CB are bery rare these days.
However we still need wenger out of the door for any future progress.

09 Feb 2018 11:33:58
Never realised ozyakup is available on a free. Apparently done very well since leaving us rumours that we might be looking to bring him back in the summer. What do people think.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal had some interest in January so it is not out of the question. Last summer both Wet Ham and Leicester expressed an interest.}

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09 Feb 2018 15:23:09
Oh really ed. I slightly remember him being at the club but have no idea how he has progressed. Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - Very well.}

09 Feb 2018 16:21:55
Why’s he free. Has he run down his contract?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

10 Feb 2018 08:35:57
Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

19 Feb 2018 13:33:23
Is Ozyakup free right now or going to be free in the summer? I am confused sorry, .

{Ed002's Note - His contract runs out in the summer.}

20 Feb 2018 02:49:07
Thanks a lot ed.

04 Feb 2018 08:52:50
Anyone Notice pea start to flap his arms when Kos scored then stop himself?
I think his initial reaction was frustration that Kos had taken his goal but then quickly composed himself and joined in the celebrations.
Hungry or selfish?
I think either way he will be really good for Arsenal.

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04 Feb 2018 11:42:53
All the best strikers are selfish like that and want to score all the goals. It is good for us as I think PEA will become a proper fix in the box.

05 Feb 2018 09:29:20
it was a celebration mate, not a tantrum - let's give the guy more than 5 minutes before we start trying to slate him.

05 Feb 2018 10:25:40
I initially thought that g62. But just watched replays and his fists were clenched and smiling.

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.

06 Feb 2018 21:45:36
Saw it too mate and agree with Skywalker, it was a celebration, it was like he tensed his arms out as in “Yeah get in”.


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