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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 Β£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 (Β£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.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



18 Jan 2017 22:42:06
Hey Ed, if Sanchez leaves, which looks increasingly likely does that affect ozils likely hood to sign a new contract? Or is there other issues delaying him signing?


{Ed025's Note - the only way it will affect him eden is if he feels that arsenal are selling their best players and will not be contenders, mesut is a winner and will want assurances on the direction the club is going and to be honest who can blame him..

1.) 19 Jan 2017 15:15:53
i agree ed that's why we should be trying to land a great player now, that hopefully will encourage them to stay, rather than waiting for them to leave and having to try and replace them in a panic. that's why when we only signed cech and no out field players, i think that was a massive turning point in the wrong direction. had we shown ambition then and really challenged or won everyone would of been happy rather than meekly scraping second on the last day probably isn't what either of them are looking for in their prime

{Ed025's Note - its hard to argue with any of that eden..

2.) 19 Jan 2017 15:47:41
Ed in your honest opinion, do u think sanchez will stay or leave?

{Ed025's Note - its a 50/50 call i would say apex, i think he is pretty happy at arsenal but money always plays a part in negotiations and i expect he will want a substantial rise, it could also depend on how he sees arsenal progressing and he will want assurances on how the club will move forward, its not greed imo but he will not want to spend his best days in a team that are not contending, if i had to put money on it i would suspect he will stay but there are factors that may change that mate..

3.) 19 Jan 2017 16:41:10
Thanks ed, one last question sorry, do u have any details on the futures of chambo, wilshere or even gibbs please?

{Ed025's Note - nothing that is tangible apex but i dont see a future for any of them in an arsenal shirt mate..

4.) 19 Jan 2017 18:08:44
Very surprising ed, lol this is the last question, is allegri going to be at arsenal next season

{Ed025's Note - i will go out on a limb here apex and say no..

5.) 19 Jan 2017 22:30:15
Ur helpful ed, last question- do u see wenger staying?

{Ed025's Note - he stayed for this season after a plea from the board apex, he said he wanted to leave last year and as far as i know nothing has changed, i think a lot will depend where arsenal finish this campaign but if i was pushed i would think he will leave..

6.) 19 Jan 2017 23:27:12
do you know if we are willing to go anywhere close to what he's asking ed? from his point of view, he's got no real tie to arenal and that is the going rate for a player of his quality and a number of other clubs pay him it. so i can understand him expecting it. but it creates a massive gulf between the players wages if we give it to him so i can also understand why we might be reluctant. but pesonally i hope we pay it, we've been saving all this money for something! :P

{Ed025's Note - i dont know what hes asking for eden as reports vary but its certain to be a lot more than his present salary, top world class players like alexis are on mega money and i think arsenal will have to hike his wages significantly if he wants parity with them, the problem will be that if he does get the rise hes asking that all the others will be knocking on the managers door asking for their slice of the cake, its a tough one mate..

7.) 20 Jan 2017 00:17:36
Ed025 great information and insight here, thanks.

{Ed025's Note - no probs lucas..

8.) 20 Jan 2017 15:28:56
even though wages are ludicrous and frankly disgust me, they what they are and the problem i see is if we aren't willing to match the top wages with him, we certainly won't be able to get a similar quality replacement, because they will also be demanding top wages and will require a huge transfer fee as well, that might be offset by his sale. but they've then got to aclimatise. and very few players are likely to have as much of an influence as him. it seems less risk to me to pay what he wants. an annoying thing as well, is we have to pay the highest ticket prices, but the club don't then back us by matching the top wages!

9.) 20 Jan 2017 10:20:09
Ed you have been brilliant, very helpful. I like your opinions. If arsene foes leave if u had to put money on who will replace him who would u say?

{Ed025's Note - in my opinion (and at this stage it is just that) i think they have a couple of options apex, they could go for the up and coming forward thinking manager like eddie howe or maybe a top european coach like simeone, myself i would not rule out a cheeky little swoop for koeman and i think if they did he would jump at the chance, i would be devastated but i understand that when a club like arsenal come a calling...its not easy to say no mate..

10.) 20 Jan 2017 18:08:50
Thanks ed, really appreciate your approaches the last few days mate

{Ed025's Note - glad to be of help mate..

11.) 20 Jan 2017 18:07:47
How well backed do you think koeman will be by the new owner Ed? He's done good business so far, do you think he will be able to push for top 4 or maybe better? Or Is that unlikely?

{Ed025's Note - top 4 wont happen this year eden but that is the aim mate, farhad moshiri is backing the manager and funds are available so it looks like good times ahead at goodison...well for now..




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21 Jun 2018 12:05:10
I couldn't see a world cup page to ask this, didn't know where else was appropriate. I was wondering if there is serious talk of a UK and Ireland wide bid for 2030? I hope so! I think that would be great! But if the North American world cup sets the precedent of all hosts getting place, that's a hell of a lot of free passes for us!


{Ed001's Note - World Cup page



18 Jun 2018 22:46:45
The most amazing stat I saw is that's the first time England have scored more than one goal in 10 games since 2006!


1.) 19 Jun 2018 08:41:51
Apparently Tunisia set a new record too last night, they are the first team to complete every known wrestling move on one player in the same game, which explains why VAR didn't spot them as it's only designed for football.



31 May 2018 12:53:09
spurs fans brace yourselves!


1.) 31 May 2018 13:54:20
I hope it’s as ominous as it sounds mateπŸ‘πŸ».

{Ed001's Note - he means because Poch is the one Real Madrid want.}

2.) 31 May 2018 14:40:44
Poch would be a fool to go to Madrid, if he wins the title but not the champions league he's sacked, if he wins the champions league but not the title he's almost certainly sacked, if he wins both the champions league and the title but the fans don't think h dresses right for the club he's sacked, if Ronaldo don't enjoy his company he's sacked.
Zidane future has been in question all season despite becoming the first ever manager to retain the champions league last season and this season it's 3/ 3 but still he's gone.
Poch would be crazy to go there in my opinion.

3.) 31 May 2018 14:48:56
Would be good for Arsenal fans though? Spurs can get David Moyes or Big Sam! haha.

4.) 31 May 2018 17:46:29
I checked afterwards! Which isn’t the brightest thing to do when posting πŸ˜‚.

5.) 31 May 2018 18:00:41
Real and Chelsea both seem like employing and sacking winners both clubs seem to have a new manager every other season at least no matter how well they do.
I guess the money must be the attraction for joining them.

6.) 31 May 2018 22:20:33
I'm convinced when poch goes it will be Brenden Rodgers in.

7.) 31 May 2018 21:39:45
Chance of a lifetime though really isn't it, highly likely to end in tears, high pressure, but strong chance of massive success and reward. But totally agree its a poisoned chalice. Zidane was on thin ice by all accounts if he had lost the psg game even after being the first to retain the champions league. They seem pretty fickle over there! I ventured on to the spurs page the other day, that Ellis chap seems pretty bitter about Liverpool Ed001! πŸ˜‚ Anyone would think he was a Utd fan!

{Ed001's Note - he is. Obviously takes life far too seriously and needs to grow up, a lot.}



22 May 2018 12:40:41
Is anyone else still expecting to wake up tomorrow and read its someone else again? πŸ˜‚ I would be really interested to know how many of the stories had any basis in fact and how many were just chancers knowing they could make anything up without any repercussions!


1.) 22 May 2018 12:47:17
I remember stories linking us to absolutely everyone except the guy we are actually going to get! Massive fail by the media! πŸ˜‚.

2.) 22 May 2018 13:20:59
Haven't the club done brilliantly in keeping things private and dignified, no fuss no pantomime from within they just let the media circus get on with what they do and concentrated on the Job on hand and what was best for Arsenal.

3.) 22 May 2018 15:23:33
They have, I didn't see him anywhere in the odds, I would like to know if the odds had any basis in fact or just betting companies hoping for some takers? Because they were miles off and changed daily and I can't understand how they changed so often.

{Ed001's Note - my friend comes from a family of bookmakers and he used to regularly ask me for help when setting odds, when I was in the UK. They are extremely well connected in the world of horse racing, but bookies just set the initial odds out of partial guesswork and then the odds will change based on how much is wagered on that possibility.}

4.) 22 May 2018 16:34:36
Don't they sometimes create a false favourite too Ed in order to try and attract money in a direction where they are unlikely to have to pay out.

{Ed001's Note - if they do they would be breaking the law mate. I am sure it happens, but they shouldn't do it. That is why SSN is so shady and has been investigated so many times, as they will 'report' that so-and-so is in the running for a job and that stirs up a market they can then offer odds on through Slybet.}

5.) 22 May 2018 17:17:35
I can’t seem to find the post but 2-3 weeks ago you said in reply to someone that you expect it to be emery and also out of who’s left you think that is the most sensible option.

6.) 23 May 2018 02:57:46
Thanks Ed, yes sky certainly looked dodgy to me during this whole saga! Do many people bet on new managers? It seems an odd thing to bet on. If they do betting companies must of made a killing! Ever changing favourites and the one that came in was barely in the running!

{Ed001's Note - apparently it is a growing betting market. The amount of hype and talk you see online and on TV helps build it up.}

7.) 23 May 2018 19:14:33
i thought it looked dodgy, sky would run a story about someone random: ralf ragnick, buvac stand out and then they would pe positioned as favourite.



18 May 2018 14:48:18
hi ed25 if you're around i was wondering your take on arteta and if you would take him at everton? i found it quite odd that with everton also looking for a manager he hasn't really been linked to you. if he's an inspired choice for us, i would think he also would be for you. but i expect your board is just maybe not as mental! XD.


{Ed025's Note - i think as a future manager he may fit the bill eden but at this time its a massive gamble, for me he needs to cut his teeth in maybe the championship or even maybe abroad before he can be expected to mount a serious challenge with a massive club like arsenal, would he get the respect from senior players who to be honest could ask him "and whatever have you won?", if he is appointed i can see it going tits up pretty quickly although i hope not as i really like arsenal and loved him as a player...but that does not make him a good manager mate..

1.) 18 May 2018 18:42:34
Good reply Ed025,
Spot on.

{Ed025's Note - cheers dags..

2.) 18 May 2018 18:44:21
i was thinking the same thing, it seems like an odd choice give what seems to of forced thier hand was lack of attendance and the wrong choice could exacerbate that, so it seems taking a risk on a manager a large portion of fans are already convinced will fail seems like an odd step to take to steady the ship! are everton interested in him or anyone else for that matter?

{Ed025's Note - certainly not arteta eden, marco silva looks nailed on mate..

3.) 18 May 2018 18:58:09
Hello ed025 do you know if arteta is certainly going to be happening or if arsenal might still change their structure?

{Ed025's Note - i dont think its set in stone dags but he is very much of interest to arsenal mate, i think there is more than a good chance he will become the next arsenal manager but i really hope not..

4.) 18 May 2018 18:59:54
he does, what do you think of him? he seems quite flakey to me.

{Ed025's Note - i happen to like him eden, im not saying he is a world beater but at this stage it would be hard for us to entice the really top coaches and i see him as one of the best of the rest mate..

5.) 18 May 2018 19:30:01
Personally I wouldn't chose Artetta but no proven manager is going to come in and have such little control in which players he gets to work with.
if Artetta had 5 years experience in Spain champions league football aa a coach and a Europa league trophy under his belt already I doubt very much he'd be keen either.
So our first appointment under our new way of doing things is probably going to have to be a gamble as Allgeri and Nanglesman are currently in to good a position to have to risk their own reputation 100% on the Sven mens choices.
Only someone looking for a chance would be prepared to accept our job under our current system.

6.) 18 May 2018 22:37:23
What experience has nagelsmann got in champions league? Went out in qualifies and knocked out of europa. I'm not endorsing arteta but if allegri, ancelotti etc don't want to leave their current job or work under the structure we have then the next level of manager would be big Sam or moyes. Would we be happy with that, no way! If arteta gets the job I hope he brings in experienced back room staff and the fans and players give him a chance otherwise we have set ourselves up for a doomed season.

7.) 18 May 2018 23:42:49
He could be another Paul Clement : (.

8.) 19 May 2018 08:39:30
If only he'd been a translater as Jose was at Barcelona before getting his chance.




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20 Jun 2018 15:13:01
A so so being an average player?




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




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17 Jun 2018 13:52:33
He's got his own plane? πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚.




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16 Jun 2018 12:14:42
Lots of pace and width in that side too, the fresh faced youthful fullbacks will be fine with no help tracking back.




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13 Jun 2018 18:01:34
PEA seems quite accommodating of lacazette, I would rather try and find a way to fit them both in and if one gets injured we still have the other, imagine if you sold laca and PEA suffered a bad injury early on, welbeck sole striker for the whole season, I barely trust him to put his shoes on the right feet.





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24 Jun 2018 18:07:45
Got to agree and when the team was picked it was incredibly underwhelming, but they've already shown so much more desire and been easier to get behind than the golden generation ever was!




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24 Jun 2018 17:39:29
Has anyone been carded for going down like they've been shot yet? I hope it's used for that too and cuts the stuff out football used to be mocked for.




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24 Jun 2018 10:57:39
I think it's a great thing, but there's such a lack of consistency. The Mexican penalty wasnt referred to VAR and I thought it was very harsh, the Korean had gone to ground with his arm raised before the Mexican kicked it, surely ball to hand.




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22 Jun 2018 16:41:35
Where abouts are you from Glen? I'm from ottery.




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22 Jun 2018 12:32:57
Exeter were very poorly compensated for ampadu, considering he's already capable of playing in their first team.