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21 Jul 2017 20:35:17
Alexis Sanchez is currently at the Royal Monceau hotel in Paris amid rumours of talks with PSG.

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21 Jul 2017 22:01:22
Let him leave.

Just because we are not in CL the man wants out?

It's a team game, if we didn't qualify, he's part of the reason.

Man's a bottler.

21 Jul 2017 22:35:34
Couldn't agree more Dags.

21 Jul 2017 22:43:43
Totally agree, we played in the Cl for all those years and we finished 5th with him in the "team"
If TH14 was there he would have dragged us into the top 4!

21 Jul 2017 16:04:52
Rumours suggesting we have been offered Rafinha from barcelona! Not seen much of this guy but the figure being reported is 30£/ €m.

Do the eds know of any interest from our side and if the reports are true, also says that we have first choice on him, wonder why we have first refusal?


{Ed002's Note - There is no "first choice". But he will be moving on this summer.}

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21 Jul 2017 20:01:09
Apparently he like the treatment room, so just right for us then.

21 Jul 2017 15:26:38
Long time reader and fan of the site. Iv been hoping for a run down from the eds, particularly ed 002, on the current state of play in our club regarding the inevitable outgoings and possibility of further recruitment.
Unfortunately everything seems quite with few responses everywhere except for the Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Man Utd pages.
I appreciate the eds have more on their plate than repeating old news or being badgered for news where there isn't any, especially on pages where iv read certain eds have long since given up taking their time tp share due to idiots looking to deliberately sabotage it for everyone else, but surely there must be some knowledge of the potential departures of Gibbs, Chambers, Walcott, Debouchey, Ospina, Walcott and of course the futures of Sanchez, Ox and Giroud?
I read every other clubs pages also as i'm intrigued by what the eds share, and I might be snatching at straws but could I please ask ed 002 if he could elaborate on his statement on Evertons page today where he commented on the potential knock on effect a Giroud/ Gilfi arrival could have where you stated that Arsenal are currently exploring the idea or tracking another striker. I ask because our well documented pursuit of lemar and mahrez is still in the works and this much activity from Wenger would actually be very encouraging even. if it were not to fully develop as yhe club hopes, even if this striker target were only secondary to lacazette it still shows Wenger is willing to risk cutting loose a few who have had their chances in favour of potential risks, its what we need to freshen things up regardless.
Thanks to all the eds and I hope someone can find the time to shed some light on where we are at at this moment. Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - It is neither of those two - taht is all of the elaboration I will give at this time.}

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21 Jul 2017 16:47:34
Thanks for taking the time to read the lengthy post and replying ed 002, I guess well have to watch this space.

21 Jul 2017 21:24:29
Interesting from ed002 it looks like we are looking at someone else other than mahrez and lemar, would it be mbappe by any chance? we can only hope.

21 Jul 2017 21:49:23
Look on the euro page.

21 Jul 2017 21:59:12
Think about Wengers style Jelfy, i'd imagine its a secondary striker in the 15-20m bracket or maybe, with our current situation, a player exchange involving sanchez potential move to city and Iheanacho, or the Oxs proposed move to Liverpool and Sturridge who we know Wenger is a fan of. Either way its going to be a proven PL striker he's not going to risk the balance completely. notice how I omitted the fantasy that was Aguero joining in exchange for Sanchez. 😂.

21 Jul 2017 14:57:04
Linked with rafinha today. Don't need him, so we're probably going to pad an already taken position because we all know Wenger loves a midfielder, unless they're defensive of course.

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21 Jul 2017 15:10:35
Doesn't he okay cm or attacking mid. With cazorla out for so long why not?!

21 Jul 2017 18:41:10
While I understand your point, santi is a special player, of course, rafinha won't be able to fill that void I don't think. 3even if he could, surely with santi out, we need to take this opportunity to sign a PROPER defensive midfielder. We keep signing xhaka's and elneny's, playing Ramsey's or wilsheres. That is not the kind of player we need, we have 3-4 similar style players who are all about as good as each other and battle for an overcrowded position. Sell wilshere, sell Ramsey, cash in on both. Ramsey has had his chance to prove and season after season (aside from the obvious one) he's not been up to standard, move aside, let xhaka take that position and prove he's capable and play him alongside a Danilo Pereira/ Bakayoko mould player.

21 Jul 2017 18:42:41
D16 have you got the same phone as me. lol.

21 Jul 2017 21:25:11
i agree. a top quality centre mid is a prioroty imo. ramsey is injured at least twice a season, coquelin and elnenny aren't good enough.
why do we have to settle for them, they haven't been good enough to win the league last few seasons so why would they be this season?
centre mid is where games are won and lost and we are not good enough in that area im afraid. its been obvious for a few years and still not addressed.

20 Jul 2017 16:52:14
Reports saying PSG representative is in London to finalize Sanchez deal; any indication if there are serious talks or what his price-tag would be?

In my opinion if we have to sell Sanchez, PSG is an ideal destination. Abroad, doesn't strengthen a rival, and high transfer fee. Use that fee and go all out for Lemar or someone of equal talent.

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21 Jul 2017 07:20:09
I don't believe for one moment that Arsenal will let Sanchez run his contract down, so having PSG and Man City in a bidding war is paramount. Clearly the club's chase for Lemar is to replace Sanchez. With Lacazette and Lemar, we would have replaced Sanchez's influence on the team. I would like to see a top notch midfield player signed in addition, as we can rule our Cazorla due to his seriousand lengthy injury problems.

21 Jul 2017 08:35:23
We do need a quality cm player because the Xhaka Ramsey combination isn't exactly an exciting one for us or a particularly worrying one for opponents.
I know people really like Xhaka and want him to be good enough but I'm not sure he is but I am sure that niether he or Ramsey are consistent premier league top level achievers as we stand so both would need to show a massive improvement on what we've seen from them so far to be considered a top quality premier league pairing.
Relying on one of them to make the step up is a gamble but relying on both making that huge improvement at the same time and consistently showing it over a season?
If we don't do something to address the Cmf situation this summer I think it will be a hot topic all next season.

21 Jul 2017 10:23:38
I couldn't agree more, personally I'd go all out for goretzka from schalke.

21 Jul 2017 10:48:15
If Arsenal are really interested in Lemar then we should stop mucking about and buy him. After the initial flurry and excitement of seemingly solid rumours and the signing of Lacezzette this transfer window is in danger of petering outline normal.

We should be aiming to sign players like Lemar to supplement what we have, not to replace Sanchez. Why can't we have both?

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Sanchez leaves on deadline day and we don't get Lemar or Mahrez. So basically normal dithering leaves us with with NOTHING. Then, all the people moaning that Mahrez isn't good enough suddenly start whining that we didn't get him either!

21 Jul 2017 10:54:23
Arsene should do something to address the situation 16 mate, if not it will only be a stick to beat him with all next season.
It's such an obvious weak area without Carzola it would be crazy to ignore it because he simply wants the Xhaka Ramsey combination to be good enough, adding a quality Caz replacement would do a lot to improve our chances of improvement next season.

21 Jul 2017 11:41:38
I disagree. Xhaka and Ramsey in this 343 formation has been awesome. We've pretty much won all our games since we've had this set up with those 2 in the heart of it all. Xhaka has looked really good in the pre season matches so far offering stability and good passing awareness and Ramsey is a good box to box player. Personally I'd like us to go for R. Sanchez at Bayern if we were to buy any CM.

21 Jul 2017 14:30:57
Yes agree gunner and d16. It is a problem area. Xhaka is a real worry and Ramsey is very flaky. We need a matuidi and cazorla back.

21 Jul 2017 19:45:49
No disrespect but after losing to Palace which brought about the change in formation who did we play that wasn't in Arsene's words ( on the beach ) ? Spurs and what happened there?
I'm not saying 3 at the back won't make a difference but we shouldn't think the end of last season is a reliable indicator of how things will work in the season ahead.
Remember how we finished the season when Le Coq became our DM?
Using wins and performances against Sunderland Everton and Stoke at the end of last season as a gage might not be the most reliable way to prepare for the challenge ahead.

22 Jul 2017 01:08:44
Chelsea and Manchester City in the FA cup final and semi final respectively?

20 Jul 2017 12:25:55
Hi Ed,
Any truth to us having accepted £10M for el neny? That would be amazing.


{Ed001's Note - I don't know sorry, I have not heard of any offer, nor have I heard of Arsenal looking to sell him.}

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20 Jul 2017 14:07:11
Elneny is a good player for us. Why on earth would ou be happy if we sold him.

20 Jul 2017 14:27:10
Elneny is class I would be gutted to see him go I'd rather jack and Theo go for 5m each than let him go.

20 Jul 2017 14:41:12
Elneny is a one dimensional player, who should not be considered up to our standard. I don't question his heart or how happy he is to play for us, but he is not more than stop-gap. I would rather we play Bielik or any other youth that might progress. Furthermore, £10M would be twice what we paid, so good business. We can take some of that cash and bring back Éboue.

20 Jul 2017 14:41:28
Also, thanks Ed for your reply!

{Ed001's Note - welcome, sorry I couldn't help more.}

20 Jul 2017 15:02:01
I think elneny is a great squad player. Doesn't set the world alight just slots in and does the job when needed.

20 Jul 2017 16:59:40
Agree D, like a few of our players, no better than filler.

20 Jul 2017 23:01:55
I like Elneny, and I think he was spanking good value at 5mil. Came from a good team who all play proper football, and he does the job when asked. As nice as it would be to have 30m pound players kept back on the bench just in case they are needed, but it isn't going to happen, and if it did, you just end up with unhappy players causing trouble. Therefore sometimes a players best attribute is that they are happy to be a squad player and step up when required. Elneny fits very nicely into this category.

21 Jul 2017 01:05:24
Every team needs fillers Steve.

21 Jul 2017 01:29:13
Dags i agree but ours seem happy just being that and that's probably the big problem. No ambition or talent to be the main course and take us to the top. Elneny is happy apparently at arsenal and doesn't want to move for first team football. Not exactly chomping at the bit. Not picking on him, there are more just saying. He comes in does a job and doesn't set the world on fire but doesn't thrill either.

20 Jul 2017 12:42:22
Hearing we resigned Wellington silva for 3.5m and immediately sold him for 5m indicating we had a buy back clause.

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20 Jul 2017 17:00:56
Funny we didn't have the foresight with gnabry.

20 Jul 2017 22:59:48
Steve players ain't pieces of meat. What happens if gnabry didn't want to be bought back? It's not something that is all in arsenals control mate. Stop making up nonsense to beat the club with all the time.

21 Jul 2017 10:46:35
It's not nonsense, it's fact.

18 Jul 2017 23:24:55
Guardian reporting that the there is no real interest in Sanchez from City. If you look at their squad that makes sense. They have enough attackers of Sanchez's ilk. They need defenders.
Looks to me like Sanchez will stay.
Let's hope his last season is as good as Suarez's last season at Liverpool (after he'd spent the summer trying to force a move, too) .

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19 Jul 2017 07:46:06
I wouldn't be surprised if City really did want Sanchez, but were happy with unsettling him as a side bonus if they couldn't land him. Who knows, he might even sign a new contract.

20 Jul 2017 05:18:57
Wow, literally everything I post on here is thumbed down every time. Maybe I'll just stop.

20 Jul 2017 06:54:19
Wire don't stop mate it's really not worth getting cheesed off about, you regularly make good points.

It could even be a non Arsenal fan doing it for a laugh. 👍🏼.

20 Jul 2017 10:10:05
Wire, do an oracle post.

20 Jul 2017 10:10:48
Hi Wire don't stop posting mate the thumbs down thing is a current trend by people having a laugh nothing more mate, please don't take it personally.
This all came about by people being a bit over sensitive the thumbs thing and it's become a joke ever since mate, nothing more nasty or sinister that that geeza :-)
Look at Steve and what happened to his thumbs because he got to worked up about them :-)
Chill out wire and just carry on as you always have.

20 Jul 2017 11:21:30
Why does everyone get so hung up on the thumbs down thing?

I don't even notice if someone puts a thumbs down.

20 Jul 2017 17:03:39
Get them took off, only plonkers use thumbs. Don't they Dags. He he.

20 Jul 2017 17:27:15
If I had the time or the inclination, I'd thumb down the heck out of every one of steve's posts.

20 Jul 2017 18:18:09
Join the army of fans sharply.

20 Jul 2017 18:19:12
Ha ha sharpie, predictive tics.

21 Jul 2017 00:22:11
Ha, fair cop then. My activity goes in peaks and troughs so I often miss things like ed002's restraining order against wajid.

18 Jul 2017 23:25:07
PSG have shown serious interest in Sanchez. My guts tell me this is the time to sell him especially if and again if he doesn't want to stay with us. The reason i say so is that without him settling for what and who we have become now, his attitude is bound to cause distraction to the rest of his team mates and that could be disasterous for us.

It's the least thing we need this season. We need players who love this club for what we are, and as we bring out the best in such players, they should learn to return the favour by sticking with us in the hard times. Nevertheless, if Sanchez is happy and has accepted to stay with us, then we keep him.

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20 Jul 2017 08:38:50
A swop for Verratti?

18 Jul 2017 19:16:42
Are Arsenal really interested in van dijk or is it all poop?

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18 Jul 2017 20:15:08
£25m and Chambers for Van dijk anyone?

18 Jul 2017 23:24:27
I am sure the want over 50 mate.


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