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12 Jul 2018 12:09:53
Seri to Fulham seems like a massive coup for them!




18 Jun 2018 06:27:01
Good morning eds, any news on adil?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of anything new.}

1.) 18 Jun 2018 09:08:41
OK thanks mate.



01 Feb 2018 23:42:15
all the info i have seem on the length of ozil, mikhi and aubas contracts seems to be 3 and a half years, is this right? it seems mad to only tie down your record signing and the player you have broken your wage structure for to reasonably short contracts, we will have to give them massive pay rises again in 2 years or risk going through the same thing as we have this year all over again. especially as ozil knows how to play it to a tee.


1.) 02 Feb 2018 01:32:51
I think age might have a factor they are all approaching 30 so makes sense.

2.) 02 Feb 2018 14:52:01
Clubs are giving shorter deals as the wages have risen to such high figures and in the cases of Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang they will be entering their 30's during the term of their deals. The thing that makes no sense is the absurdly transfer fees paid for players that only have 3 and a half year deals. So Aubameyang will cost a combined total of around £87m in wages and transfer fee, for only 3 and a half years.



03 Jun 2017 22:56:57
"Juventus have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Wojciech Szczesny for €16m (£14m) . He is seen as the long-term heir to Gianluigi Buffon. (Sky in Italy) " interesting if true, i haven't seen much of him in italy anyone know if he's improved alot? if he has we need a replacement for cech in the not to distant future so that could be a mistake.


1.) 05 Jun 2017 01:00:01
Szczesny has improved massively at Roma and Ospina looks to be off. I reckon Wenger will try to keep Szczesny as understudy to Cech in the league and play him in Europe/ domestic comps, and look to replace Petr after the end of next season (just my guess) .



21 Mar 2017 14:20:13
hi ed, i remember you saying dybala was our top target before he joined juventus, would we still hold any interest? thanks.


{Ed002's Note - I am pretty sure I have never used the term "top target" but Arsenal were interested when Paulo Dybala was at Palermo and they made a cash offer - but it is short of what Palermo were looking for.

Right now Juventus would like to keep Dybala but are aware that there is interest from Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The player will move to Real Madrid if they can strike a deal but what they will offer to start with will be two players plus a little cash. Barcelona would need to sell to make anything happen. Arsenal can strike him off the list.}

1.) 22 Mar 2017 01:29:56
Sorry yes, preferred option was I think what you said. Thanks for the info as always Ed.

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19 Sep 2018 20:28:07
I saw sampdoria against fiorentina was on today, I thought uefa didn't allow league games on the same day as the champions league? I'm sure I've seen that the PL wasn't allowed to before, did I imagine that?




29 Aug 2018 15:50:58
G62 you were saying the other day that you think dick might be trying to play the long game of installing a system over the quick fix of just trying to get points, I heard mourinhos presser again and was struck that it was similar he said something a long the lines of we were brilliant in the first half, pressing, attacking. What do you want attacking football or results? And left me thinking if he acknowledges the pressing and attacking was brilliant whys it taken him 2 years to try, if he had tried to instil it before, his players might be used to it and.


1.) 29 Aug 2018 17:49:07
Bugger posted that before I'd finished! . His players might be used to it and be proficient at it by now, but he's been going for results and in the long run it's not worked out. so credit to dick if he is sticking to his guns at the expense of immedate results, just fingers crossed results also align with the change so the fans don't turn before he'd had a chance to fully implement it, but as can be seen on here some fans can write him off after only a couple games.

2.) 29 Aug 2018 18:57:35
Hi Eden mate, I think Dick isn't afraid to back himself and his own ideas as we are not a sacking club and he will get an absolute minimum of 2 seasons even if we finished 10th this time round.
Jose actively chased the United job and I think he is desperate to justify what a good choice he was but he hadn't anticipated Pep making City quite such formidable competition plus the rise of Liverpool under Klopp, finishing 3rd playing the premier leagues poorest football would be hard for United fans and board to accept while finishing 4th playing more of the type of football United fans have been brought up on would most probably by him more time.
In my opinion if he can't win the premier league or the champions league he absolutely has to entertain.

3.) 29 Aug 2018 21:49:29
We're not a sacking club because we haven't sacked someone for 20 odd years, this is new territory and trigger fingers could get itcy, Utd weren't a sacking club. do you not think if we finished 10th or even 6th and a large portion of fans became disillusioned keeping him might become untenable? I would hope if the long term vision is good, then the board would stick with it, but if the fans start to turn it can be hard to ignore. I've seen Ed Ed002 say that Utd had a clear long term vision with LVG that would of been coming to fruition now, but the fans turned and they bottled it, scrapped everything and got in a manager who they didn't really want and ment starting all over.

4.) 29 Aug 2018 23:37:53
Personally I think the board have proved how broad their shoulders are with Arsene mate, few clubs would have resisted the pressure for change for so long as ours did.

I think it would take threat of relegation to make the club panic in the first 2 seasons while 10th would be considered a disappointing but not totally unacceptable first season and time would be given.

5.) 30 Aug 2018 08:46:21
Oh and as for the fans mate well some will be really upset if we don't make top 4 this season and see that as not good enough even for season one and for a few 1st and the Europa league wouldn't be good enough simply because Dick replaced Arsene but I think majority accept Dick inherited a squad well below the standard of other top clubs and it's going to take time and patience for us to bridge that gap especially without the benefit of billions.
I doubt very much we will finish as low as 10th but equally I can't really see us troubling the top 4 either this season but next season I would expect us to be 4th place chasing at least.



13 Aug 2018 08:12:47
It was always going to be hard to get anything from a settled city team, who were on a different planet to us last year, bridging that gap on day one was a tough ask! Real test comes next week against a side only slightly better than us last year and who have been more unsettled than us, whose manager has hardly had any time to work with his players. If they blow us off the park it might be a worry! It's looking far ahead I know, but we don't face any of the top 6 in the next 8 games after that and the toughest fixtures: Leicester and Everton are at home so we have a real chance of building momentum if we can click!


1.) 13 Aug 2018 10:16:40
I think we need to expect to give Chelsea more of a game than we did city but not get to hung up on results between now and November, as long as we find a new identity and make the europa league places this season I think we will be in much better shape this time next year.
A quick fix is usually a short lived fix where the momentum of a new manager soon fades and teams go back to square one after a while, it took Pep a season to get City where he wanted them and Jurgen is still getting Liverpool round after 2 and half years, albeit brilliantly he still needed time to get things his way.
This season for us is all about Dick finding out who he can and can't rely on week in week out while hopefully getting the minimum target of a Europa league spot on the way.
As long as we see the team progressing month on month I'm not that fussed about where we finish this season but more the manner we achieve it in, if the team can find some real effort commitment passion on a regular basis I think the good footballing side will naturally follow and next season people will be taking us more seriously when speaking about top 4 contention.

2.) 13 Aug 2018 11:06:52
It is very much work in progress and will take a few transfer windows for Emery to get the personal and shape of the sqaud he wants, we have not got the funds to do it all in one window. I think there are positive signs from Emery making tactical chnages earlier in the game if required. We have a outside chance of top 4 but I think that is perhaps exceeding expectations this season. If he can improve defensivly and conceed less sloppy goals and get closer points wise and have good cup runs, maybe win the Eurpoa league this time that will be success in my view.

3.) 13 Aug 2018 12:30:17
Totally agree Ryan Top is a huge ask this time round from a team that needs so much rebuilding and regeneration especially with the competition for those 4 places is so strong.
Chelsea will want the europa too in my opinion because next to the champions league and premier league it's the most prestigious competition in world football terms.
Anything more that an europa league place would be a bonus this season but the most important thing is getting the club back in shape for seasons to come.



09 Aug 2018 14:16:19
how come the window closes at 5 today? it always used to close at 11, did they think everything needed to change?


{Ed002's Note - Did who think?}

1.) 09 Aug 2018 14:59:15
the clubs when they voted to close the window before the season started, i liked staying up late drinking and watching it with mates, but ignore me, it was just a random musing, i don't want to bother you, i hope you have a good day, i'm sure you're getting enough hassle! you should of taken the day off that would of screwed with people!

{Ed002's Note - They wanted it to align with the working day for submitting, although not processing paperwork.}

2.) 09 Aug 2018 15:31:43
thanks mate, it does make more sence than 11 tbf, have a good day :)



31 Jul 2018 16:52:45
one thing i think its clear wenger recieved the brunt of unfair critism for is spending. Its pretty clear that the £50 mil stated earlier after sales is probably going to be pretty close. so it seems its the board that don't want to spend the money, or for some reason its not there which seems fishy! they aluded a few years ago that there was plenty of money available and our net spend since then been very low.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 17:33:27
It's really a bit of both tho. Maybe the funds. Have been so low because of stupid contracts we've been giving out. High wages for players that don't deserve it and we don't even know how big the signing on fees are. Just a guess mind you who knows.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 18:04:36
I think it's a fair point Eden but we've been spending a lot on players who have not delivered plus letting a lot of players get us into a corner financially.
What was Sanchez worth with 2 years left on his contract? But what did we actually get for him with half a season left on his contract.
Liverpool got 140 million for Courtinho while no disrespect but we got miki for Alexis.
We've been poorly managed but still bought Pea in January.

3.) 31 Jul 2018 18:26:15
The money has to be generated and things like sales and champions league make a huge difference, just look at the difference it has made to liverpools spending. Our buying and selling under wenger, along with no champs league, is pretty poor. Most teams in the top six could get 100 mil+ and 50mil + for more than half their squad if they had to sell, we would struggle to match that. Financing the arsenal team has not been that clever in the last five or six years and it is catching us up. Most of our better players are older and would command less money in sales, we are now entering a vital part of arsenal football clubs future of being in the big league of clubs. Dick has to start the rise back in, with his hands tied.

4.) 31 Jul 2018 18:34:06
I think two years out of the CL has hurt us. Look at Liverpool’s spending in the past two years compared to before now there are arguably the second best (if not best on their day) in prem . Then you have goliaths in untitled who generate so much but have spent poorly in my opinion. I’m not really interested in the money side per say, but my main criticism of Wenger was the rigid thought processes and not addressing areas that a blind man could see. I believe the change in manager and direction is worth 200m, you only have to look at spurs and Liverpool’s managers to see that, yes klopp has spent some coin this year but a lot of that is coutinho cash. As a starting 11 our attacking 3rd is up there with the best. I hope Torreira will be as good as I think he will be.

5.) 31 Jul 2018 18:52:04
Leicester have bought well and reluctantly sold high.
United have wasted 100s of millions but still spend 100s of millions more
Liverpool have sold high and bought well
Arsenal have bought poorly and sold poorly but unlike United can generate money for fun.
Chelsea have balanced the books pretty well in recent years and have 2 of the last 4 titles with thier name next to them.

6.) 31 Jul 2018 19:45:47
It's like anything else in life it's not all about what you've got but whether you make the most of what you have or not.

7.) 31 Jul 2018 20:11:58
Exactly g62. Your back, your really back 😀.

8.) 31 Jul 2018 19:36:35
I’ve always said it’s the board and wasn’t Wenger he worked miracles with the budget he had and kept us up there.

9.) 31 Jul 2018 21:36:26
Liecester 2015 16 made the most of what they had Sanago mate and regardless of who did or didn't turn up that season they still got 80+ points, I'd be well pleased if we matched that point total in the season ahead mate whether it's enough for 1st 4th or whatever place it would be the first time we'd managed it for more than a decade and unquestionably real progress.

10.) 31 Jul 2018 23:00:39
Crybaby, if that is the case that, as people say, is the reason we are behind citeh, utd and chelski. what's the reason we are behind liverpool and spuds, when he had a far greater budget than them to work with. The truth is he spent his budget poorly on average players with no sell on value and blindly ignored all the obvious problems with his philosophy. Tell me which player in the last ten years did he buy for any amount of money and we have gone on and sold for over 100 mil. Liverpool and spuds have because they bought well or produced. Most of ours have lost money in the transfer market in real terms. He has strangled this club.

11.) 31 Jul 2018 23:14:47
Steve you know as well as everyone that we were the 4th place happy club under Arsene, that was the aim the ambition the requirement.
Once you no longer aim to be the best there is only one way you can go and that's backwards.
We rode our luck far to long and in the end oops here we are now.

12.) 01 Aug 2018 03:43:55
I personally think they missed a beat, had they taken a bit longer to pay off the stadium but bought some eye catching transfers to build the profile of the club and aimed for more than top 4 we might of been able to increase our commercial potential like utd have.




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18 Sep 2018 23:00:28
I was sure he was jelfy sanogo, he said he's not though, I'm still not convinced! 😂.




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31 Aug 2018 18:25:05
It seemed nonsense to me, it wouldn't go down very well with whoever sanctioned breaking the bank to keep him (which must of been agreed by most of the top brass to change the wage structure so drastically) if he falls out with him after a couple games, if he then didn't plan on using him regularly I doubt they would be happy paying those wages to a bit part player they obviously expected to be essential. Surely one of his main remits has to be to get the best out of ozil.




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29 Aug 2018 21:38:09
I've had that problem before Patrick! 😂.




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28 Aug 2018 10:38:31
That's worrying that we can't afford to offer early renewals, it's costing much more in the long run, missing out on transfer fees and having to offer even higher wages when it comes to crunch time. Is there a reason we don't normally negotiate 1 year extension options like utd do?


{Ed002's Note - You are worrying unnecessarily about contracts, there has only been an issue in a couple of cases. In terms of affordability at this time, a considerable financial judder was felt with the Oezil contract, HM and PEA earlier this year - regardless of Sanchez leaving.}



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28 Aug 2018 01:16:52
hi ed do you have any insight in to how come the club keeps getting in to the same predicament and unable or unwilling to renew contracts early so players are entering the last year of their contracts holding all the aces.


{Ed002's Note - Players will not want to sign contracts early without a financial incentive. Any clubs running close to the FFP restictions cannot afford to do that.}




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23 Sep 2018 21:34:38
Cech has looked shocking at playing out from the back, but in his main remit making saves he's been very good, he's made the 3rd most saves in the league, more than twice as many as kepa, Alison, loris and ederson which is a damning indictment of our defence that he's having to face so many shots.




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19 Sep 2018 18:07:43
If you look on the spurs site, ravers already blaming poch, but I don't think levy would sack him unless he became totally shocking, I think he sold poch a story that the stadium wouldn't change anything and there would still be money to tie him to a new long term contract knowing he's the best they can get on a tight budget and then said there's no one available to improve them.




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17 Sep 2018 22:27:22
He's not even good apart from that Steve! His tackling is horrendous, his positioning is poor and he's slow. I don't understand what guendousi looks like has to do with anything that's totally irrelevant, his only similarity with elneny is he has long hair! 😂.




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13 Sep 2018 20:40:41
When are they planning to bring that in sanogo? Chelsea must be bricking it!




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07 Sep 2018 17:43:57
And Tbf they would be mental to sell him for less, he's not worth that, but to them he is, he's their only out let, highly likely they go down without him.