20 Aug 2014 10:58:10
If I may ask, what is the current situation with William Carvalho?

Is anyone interested in the player?

last mentioned was that there were issues regarding 3rd parties.

I know Lars Bender is not going to be moving this summer.

Adrian Rabiot seems to be linked to Arsenal, but he is not experienced, and he's more an attacking mid than a defensive mid.

so from Khedira and Carvalho, are there any talks or enquiries which have taken place? or does it look likely at the moment as wenger has stated " WE ARE NOT CLOSE TO SIGNING ANYONE"

{Ed002's Note - Sporting expect Carvalho to move. Arsenal are interested but not at the asking price. Chelsea may well make a move for him but are awaiting news on another player first. Rabiot I have dealt with at length - he is certainly not a DM. I have explained about Khedira and the expectation of news of his future by the weekend. I am not so sure why M Wenger is using the subjective "C" word, but I would predict that a fruit fly born today and living a full healthy life would see an arrival at Arsenal before he dies.}

1.) 20 Aug 2014
20 Aug 2014 11:50:14
Am I the only one who Googled 'life span of fruit fly'. looks like we have up to 40-50 days to expect a signing. ;)

2.) 20 Aug 2014
You saved me the hassle awrawa :D

3.) 20 Aug 2014
Haha "fruit fly born today living a full healthy life would see an arrival at Arsenal before he dies" Epic line.

Just to inqure about Eduadro Vargas, he was linked with Arsenal as recently as a week back, then the rumours of him going on loan to QRP surfaced and then interest from Sunderland has now surfaced, where does that leave interest from Arsenal? are they looking at another player for the forward position? i'm shocked we have not approached Fiorentina for Cuadrado, I really do think he can play really well in attacking positions.

{Ed002's Note - I don't think it leaves any interest from AFC.}

4.) 20 Aug 2014
20 Aug 2014 11:54:49
Ed, that was quite possibly the best use of an analogy I have ever read.

5.) 20 Aug 2014
You are in a good mood 002! Fruitfly comment was very funny.

{Ed002's Note - I am always in a good mood. You need to either switch off your web cam or put some pants on.}

6.) 20 Aug 2014
What about a mayfly ed?

{Ed002's Note - No, they will all be long dead by the time "he" joins Arsenal.}

7.) 20 Aug 2014
I know this is an Arsenal forum, but for chelsea to buy Carvalho, they will need to sell a foreign player as they are already at the limit?

8.) 20 Aug 2014
He? Oh ed you're so cheeky

9.) 21 Aug 2014
A fruit fly lives about 40-50 days.

10.) 21 Aug 2014
So Ed002, you can confirm it will be a 'he' that joins us.

{Ed002's Note - I think that the transfer of Kostas Manolas is the one you will see first - with every chance that the discussions will be concluded this afternoon (subject to medical etc.).}

11.) 21 Aug 2014
21 Aug 2014 18:52:45
Fruit flies live for 30 days!