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30 Jan 2018 08:52:46

Can you give us any info on the Giroud to Chelsea rumours? Is there any truth to them wanting him?

Wouldn't mind seeing him go abroad but to Chelsea would be rubbish. I have always liked him.


{Ed001's Note - yes they do want him. Dzeko was the preferred choice but he is not happy about leaving Rome so Giroud is the option.}



26 Jan 2018 14:56:32
Ballague saying that Arsenal and Dortmund are miles apart financially for Auba, but it will probably go through in the last 48 hours of the window.

Haven't seen Dortmund linked with any replacements other than Giroud though - do you know if they are looking at anyone Eds?


{Ed002's Note - Yes, I have explained that he was their third choice and they will keep looking.}

1.) 26 Jan 2018 15:58:34
I can see us letting this one slip away.

2.) 26 Jan 2018 16:47:11
i don't think this deal has any chance of happening, they player is not wengers choice, if he were the deal would be done, he convinced the board to spend 30m on xhaka after all.



22 Jan 2018 07:49:33
Hi Ed's,

I have seen something this morning from Cristian Pavon saying that he hopes to make the move to Arsenal happen now - do you know if we will look to try and finalise things for him this window or we will put it on the back burner?



{Ed002's Note - I am not aware that anything has changed.}



17 Jan 2018 11:25:01
Hi Eds,

I saw something about Nainggolan being available for a transfer to China.

In all honesty I would love to see him in our midfield.

Do you know if we hold any interest?


{Ed025's Note - not as far as i know mate..

1.) 17 Jan 2018 13:48:36
Can I ask the Ed's what they do? Surprised I haven't asked before. You seem to be clued up so was just wondering whether it's because you're friends with people in the know or you work within the football business etc.

{Ed002's Note - The others are a mix of chimney sweeps and florists. I am a part time gentleman adventurer and rodeo clow.}

2.) 17 Jan 2018 15:37:00
I'm a chimney sweep Ed. Does that mean I can join the Ed club?

{Ed002's Note - You can come on our Christmas outing.}

3.) 17 Jan 2018 17:10:38
I thought you were all Jedi's.

{Ed025's Note - no mate...but the force is always with us..

4.) 17 Jan 2018 18:11:17
Rumour has it Ed25 that the only force you have is in your pants elastic 😂.

{Ed025's Note - i cant deny or confirm that malicious rumour SLB..



09 Jan 2018 08:47:55

Do we still hold any interest in Kondogbia?


{Ed002's Note - No.}




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31 Jan 2018 14:26:31
Hi Ed's,

Do any of you know who Balague could be referring to for our potential next signing today?


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what he said.}



26 Jan 2018 09:06:54
Hi Ed's,

I was just curious as to how a transfer negotiation takes place. It is well reported that Gazidis, Sven and Fahmy are in Dortmund to negotiate for Auba. I just wanted a bit more insight into how that process actually takes place.

Obviously they have been over there for a few days now, so is it a case of a number of face to face meetings? Phone calls? A fax?! I am just intrigued because in any line of work where I have been involved in a negotiation, at most it has taken 2 meetings to finalise something. I appreciate I am not dealing with a £60m transfer, but I am staggered that it takes us so long to agree to something, whilst constantly pissing people off who we negotiate with.!

Any info you can give on this would be welcome!

Have a good Friday y'all.


{Ed002's Note - I am surprised if they have been there a few days doing this one thing. When Dortmund were in London last week they met on club Friday morning, Arsenal on Friday afternoon before one of the three had to leave for an evening meeting in Spain and then he flew to Berlin.

Regardless. The overall transfer process should be along the lines of: Clubs will typically informally ask an agent (a) if the player is going to be available, and (b) would the player consider a move to the club. There may be some broad discussion on the sort of deal that would be offered but no more than that. If the answer is yes, it is then necessary for the club to approach the player's club to ask if they would be willing to sell and if they would grant permission to speak to a player's agent formally about a transfer and possibly even the player about actually making a move. This will typically involve either broadly (through an offer) or actually agreeing a fee and responsibility for any significant costs (agents fees etc.). Once this has happened the club will be able to speak to the player's agent and perhaps the player himself to look at the package that will be involved. Many players are looked at and discussed at a high-level with agents and clubs; a subset of those have an offer placed; a subset of those involve discussions with the player's club; a subset of those involve discussions over terms, and; a subset of those go ahead.

Agents will often try and get more specific details of wages and other financials before they should - but most clubs are happy to follow this process. Players will often talk to other players about moves but, whilst wrong, is tolerated as it would be impossible to manage.

Alternatively, a selling club may ask an agent to find a new club for a player and he will talk directly to poetntial selling sides about the fee, personal terms and interest.

In terms of what happens when the negotiations take place, broad agreement (player available and open to discussions, understanding of the price) will already have been reached. The clubs will meet to discuss the details of the transfer fee, other costs associated with the move and the structure of the payments and any additional fees (e.g Another €5M for winning the Champions League etc.) but this does not take a "few days". There is a nice football museum there, perhaps they are looking at that?}

1.) 26 Jan 2018 09:23:20
Thanks very much, interesting read.

I really hope they are enjoying the hell out of the museum and have a serious tiddly winks competition on the go.

Out of interest, are they any other players in Germany that we would be considering to take?

{Ed002's Note - There are a couple of younger centre backs who play in Germany (and I have mentioned before) who Arsenal have an interest in but they have not been doing anything in that respect.}

2.) 26 Jan 2018 09:24:14
Great reply Ed.
Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

3.) 26 Jan 2018 12:48:11
Is one of these centre backs Jonathan Tah by any chance Ed? Would be a great addition and heard he has a release clause of around €25m.

{Ed002's Note - No.}



15 Jan 2018 08:45:18
Hi Ed's,

I respect that you guys only work off valid information and don't work in hypothetical's, but to your knowledge, is there any chance that Wenger will leave/ be removed from his post before the end of the season or potentially in the summer?

I feel stupid for asking because he seems to be a man of his word and sticks to his contracts, and the hierarchy seem to bend over for him, but I really need some hope that we won't keep getting the same dross for another minimum of 18 months from a manager that has long gone stale.

Please give me some hope!


{Ed001's Note - the two new guys have been brought in to transition to a new manager. Only the board will know if that is at the end of Wenger's contract or before but, if I had to give my opinion, would say that he can't continue on as things are and last past the summer.}

1.) 15 Jan 2018 08:55:51
Thanks Ed and completely agree. I don't know if it is because I watched '89' recently or if I am actually fed up, but those players back then seemed to actually want it and care about what happened.

I can't see any of the current squad pushing their own team mate against the wall before a Tottenham game and drilling into them how important the performance and result is.

I feel so disconnected with the team and club now, from such poor performances over a sustained period, the 2 or 3 games a season where we see what this could achieve if they pulled their fingers out really isn't enough. I can only blame the management and coaching staff to allow it to continue for so long.

I appreciate your response, as always. Have a good Monday.

{Ed001's Note - isn't that why Sanchez is going? He actually expected his teammates to care and want to win, how silly must he feel? Imagine wanting your team to try and work hard for a victory. That will be why he is drifting down to finish off his career with a no-hoper while Arsenal march on to title-winning glory.......}

2.) 15 Jan 2018 09:12:08
I can't understand people wanting to see the back of him. If you were the only one in your department at work, trying and busting your arse every day, whilst people had their feet up on their desks, coming in late, taking longer lunch breaks etc, how long would you put up with it for? Would you say something to your boss?

He is a winner, and people want him to go - why? So he can win and take his effort and attitude somewhere else?

You don't know what you've got til it's gone, as the song goes.

{Ed001's Note - it is bizarre. How many companies sack the worker who produces the best quality work and works their backside off while keeping on all the lazy gets who produce shoddy work? I really do not understand why Sanchez has become the problem rather than the rest of the team.}

3.) 15 Jan 2018 10:20:37
I agree ed. But now it’s more his situation that is unwanted. But that has been Arsenal’s fault not Sanchez .

{Ed001's Note - spot on.}

4.) 15 Jan 2018 14:29:49
bang on eds bang on.

5.) 15 Jan 2018 16:21:04
Ed i think its because so many arsenal fans because of their blind faith in wenger, don't know the difference between a dud and star.

{Ed001's Note - must be something.}



04 Jan 2018 10:08:21
Hi Ed's,

Do you know if we have scouted or have any interest in Jemerson of Monaco?



{Ed002's Note - No, there was interest from another English side but that has gone.}



14 Aug 2016 18:18:30

Anyone know a decent defender?


1.) 14 Aug 2016 18:33:32
Yeah, Everton just signed one.




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14 Feb 2018 10:24:11
Your team? Alright Mr. Kroenke. I think you like the sound of your own voice slightly too much.




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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.




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31 Jan 2018 09:18:07
I get the sentiment but I don't agree with everything you have written there. Wenger is still a big draw for players, and Aubameyang probably wants to a) play in a different league, b) try living in London and c) earn more money.

Iwobi and Bellerin will both be fine - we forget how young they both are and they will experience dips in form, and also plateau from time to time. We have to be patient to allow them that.

I am intrigued to see Auba and Laca in the same team to see how we work that - it is pretty easy to mark Lacazette out of the game due to how he plays, so having 2 quick strikers will give an opposition defence more to think about.

I do agree that AW needs to either walk or be shown the door though. There are abject performance all too regularly now, and these are players that are capable of smashing in 3 or 4 goals if they feel like it. The boss doesn't get them to 'feel it' enough. Ahem.

Overall, we support the team - “Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they’ll remember the name on the back” - a bit more of that and we will all be in love again.




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26 Jan 2018 15:58:34
I can see us letting this one slip away.




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17 Jan 2018 17:10:38
I thought you were all Jedi's.


{Ed025's Note - no mate...but the force is always with us..




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16 Feb 2018 14:13:17
In extremes of temperature, not really possible to rely on 'real' grass RG. Teams struggle in this country with real grass and we don't have the weather that they do there.




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14 Feb 2018 10:26:34
Love your optimism.




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12 Feb 2018 07:54:55
we couldn't afford him after the business that we had done - that will include tying down Ozil, the wages for Auba and Mkhi, and I would assume taking into account the new deals for Wilshere and Ramsey that are on the table. It has been said on here a few times that Kroenke expects the club to run within the resources it generates, so taking on Laca and Kolisinac at the beginning of the season along with those mentioned signing on, we probably couldn't 'afford' him. Whether that is a poor show or not is a different debate altogether.




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30 Jan 2018 11:48:17
Just because he can doesn't mean he is going to have to.




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30 Jan 2018 09:10:18
You're not sure what you're getting? Not seen enough Match of The Day over the last few years?