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06 Feb 2019 08:40:00
Hi Ed's,

I was curious as to whether our transfer planning or activity behind the scenes would stop or be hindered with Mislintat leaving, or if the wheels are in motion for what we want to do in the summer already?



{Ed002's Note - It will certainly be hindered and there is the potential that the new appointment will derail it completely. However, in the interim it will continue down the road it has been going - but keep in mind some good and trusted people from the scouting side, one in particular, have moved on.}

1.) 06 Feb 2019 15:25:14
That is bad news because we need to buy well and we need to buy at reasonable prices if not better than reasonable prices and scouting bargains was an avenue I hoped we excell in as a way back to being competitive again.

2.) 06 Feb 2019 16:21:51
Ed if I’m honestly I don’t know much about the director of football role, but in this your opinion who is perfectly suited for the role and why?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal already have Raul Sanllehi in the role of Director of Football. What they need is a new chief scout or a bit of a restructure as Sanllehi is very much a football administrator. This means that whoever arrives to replace Sven Mislintat needs to adapt to work in a slightly odd set up where he would be given the title of Technical Director or Chief Scout but would not have the overall say over the football side of things - as that would still be in the hands of Sanllehi - and that could make it difficult to recruit the right person. There is no secret that Monchi is having a bit of a tough time at Roma after a not so good summer, losing focus over players signed for the AM role and a struggle with the owner to some extent. He has been in London this week discussing a player with another club and maybe someone sneaked him a drink and had a chat with him? Perhaps could be convinced that the job is for him - but I rather suspect not having full control over transfers and the youth system might put him off. Overmars has done well in the Netherlands and knows the club well - if he could be persuaded to join it would be necessary to certainly give him powers over the youth system - so again it depends on the job spec.

If money is not going to be available and the hadcuffs are on or the coach interferes or the Director of Football interferes, then Monchi is not the man for Arsenal, regardless of how good he is. Overmars would have certain demands and may suit the club better at this time.}

3.) 06 Feb 2019 21:32:54
It's not sounding good to me as an outsider looking in, sounds like there could be trouble at tut Mill and may well be behind Sven leaving.
I think losing Sven might have set us back further than we will probably ever realise,
Some of our best signings for very long time came in the two 2018 windows he was around.

4.) 06 Feb 2019 23:46:03
Thanks Ed for the info, really interesting. Hopefully arsenal appoint the right man.

5.) 09 Feb 2019 12:38:46
Just caught up on this thank you Ed love reading your comments. I wouldn't mind seeing overmars come to the club. Seems to being a good job over there and if he has a big say in the youth set up I can only see good things coming from that.



04 Jun 2018 13:42:48

With Leno being left out of the Germany squad for the WC, do you know if we will be actively pursuing him now? Or do we have other GK targets in mind?



{Ed002's Note - It makes zero difference to Arsenal's interest (and other clubs interest in Leno). There are obviously options.}



20 Apr 2018 11:53:37
Hi Eds,

Reading back through previous posts, I just wanted to ask if Arsenal had one specific target for manager, or if it will be 'open for application' so to speak.

It was stated by one of you in March that Arsenal had informally spoken to someone, but that nothing could really be done as Arsene hadn't decided what he was doing.

So I guess I am asking are we using a sniper rifle or a shotgun to find his replacement?!

Any light you can shed would be greatly appreciated by all, I'm sure.


{Ed002's Note - As I have explained, there were two preferred options originally but one was not viable. As such they have moved on to consider other options. The club did want an early answer from Mr Wenger as I have previously explained. This would allow them time to make a suitable appointment. It won't be advertised in the Evening Standard.}

1.) 20 Apr 2018 12:52:18
Thanks Ed. I seen to remember the two Being ancelotti and Simone that the board were split on. Not sure if that's still the case and sure things will change now they are stepping up the search. Thought I'd add the two names so people may stop asking doubtful tho lol.

{Ed002's Note - It was but isn't any longer. Simeone is not an option.}

2.) 20 Apr 2018 15:30:16
Think that's a shame Ed. Maybe he'll be more defensively minded than I'd like but defending does seem to be our weakness.

3.) 20 Apr 2018 16:07:39

4.) 20 Apr 2018 17:07:54
Ancelotti also isn't and option anymore? Thanks in advance ed02.

{Ed002's Note - I don't understand.}

5.) 20 Apr 2018 17:58:37
The club have move on from both first preferred options (Ancelotti and Simeone) or Ancelotti remains an option?



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.




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15 Feb 2019 20:45:56

I'm intrigued to know if Emery's stock has fallen as rapidly internally at the club as it seems to be externally.

Are you aware of any discontent at board level? Or will they keep backing him like they did with AW even though results/ performances are less than favourable?

It would be interesting to know if they had considered a 'back up' option.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - He wasn’t the preferred option, got very lucky at the start and now needs to get it back on track.}

1.) 15 Feb 2019 21:49:02
Personally I'm beginning to wonder if the players are starting to doubt him too.
I really hope he turns it round and comes good as he seems a nice bloke but the longer he goes on with no sign of improvement the more and more people from all sides of the Arsenal equation will begin to question him.
He needs to start winning doubters back not increasing their numbers.



18 Sep 2018 22:01:14
Hi Ed02,

You said in a recent post that Vinai Venkatesham shouldn't and wouldn't be considered for replacing IG.

Given the announcement today, would you consider this a bad play on behalf of the board?

I'm really interested in your thoughts on this appointment alongside Raul Sanhelli.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - No, this has been coming for a while and the board would know that. VV has been at the club for a while and has been moving up the ladder - but he has reached his natural peak now. RS was the indicator that time had come for the manager and there needed to be a change. The only issue that could really be argued is that the manager is not the guy they wanted - he was further down the list but that is the choice they made.}



03 Jul 2018 14:45:37
Hi Ed's,

I know that he has recently signed for Roma, but did we/ any PL side have any interest in Kluivert?

I heard a rumour that we were keen but I was surprised that it was done so quickly to Roma without anyone else stepping in.



{Ed002's Note - No. I have told you where the interst has been from Arsenal.}

1.) 03 Jul 2018 16:38:07
Hello Ed002, do you have a list or any idea whether arsenal are looking to buy any more centre backs?

{Ed002's Note - This was the list:
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (CB) – Will join - and done to death
Medhi Benatia (CB) - first choice in January and if Arsenal were looking to another CB the most obvious - against it is that Juventus met two other clubs in London about players last week and there were no discussions with Arsenal about players.
Caglar Soyuncu (CB) an option to Papastathopoulos
Daniele Rugani (CB) – a bit of a wildcard but has been looked at by Arsenal but heading elsewhere
Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) - an expensive and unlikely option
Chris Smalling (CB) - interest left with AW, but being English gives him an advantage. Harry Maguire might have been a better solution}

2.) 03 Jul 2018 18:52:30
Thanks Ed, I thought the list would of changed slightly. Whenever your free can we get a lost of outgoings? But when your free because I know you travel a lot.

{Ed002's Note - I am not so sure too much has happened. The chap I know best regarding what is going on has been at the World Cup on a general type brief. I am not sure of his plans right now. There are. A few Sharkopods to do but Spurs will be first. Maybe an Everton style brain dump update if I am stretched and I need to do Pais and London in the next week so again travel. When I travel it gets tight on time and I need Hunter Thompson’s Breakfast of Champions and spare time to get by.



16 Mar 2018 09:35:12
Hi Ed's,

I did a search but couldn't find anything on either - but do Arsenal or any English team have interest in Saul or Partey from Atletico?



{Ed002's Note - Try the European pages.}

1.) 16 Mar 2018 16:47:42
Trip to Moscow. so, passport; Check. Toothbrush;. Check. Full chemical bio hazard suit;. check.

2.) 16 Mar 2018 20:13:19
Daily mail left at home: check!



06 Mar 2018 09:12:25
I see a lot on here of people slating the manager, the players, the board. basically anything related to Arsenal.

I am slightly surprised that Gunnersauras has been left out of it.

I am as frustrated as anyone else. Sitting in a freezing cold stadium last Thursday to see Man City do to us what we used to do to other teams, it just felt like apathy toward the team all around me.

It is interesting to note that really only Jack and Cech have come out with anything close to recognition of our poor form. Though Jack is right, they need our support. The fans booing Cech for half a game is completely out of order.

Let's actually support the team, regardless of how we all feel, and who knows - WE might be able to help THEM find some form. I'm sure they don't fancy playing in front of their own booing, baying fans.

Come on you Gooners.


1.) 06 Mar 2018 09:36:13
You've got to give people a reason to back you not just loyalty.
The players the manager the board have made this problem and extremely patient fans have finally had enough.
You can't walk and expect people to simply accept that, you can't keep picking Xhaka and Iwobi keep losing and expect people not to be frustrated.
Sorry but I think Arsenal fans have been far to patient far to long with the manager the players and the board and it's way past the time to let everyone know this is not acceptable.

2.) 06 Mar 2018 09:49:30
It would be better to voice your displeasure before or after games and be behind the team during one but it must be mission impossible to keep your gob shut watching this stuff happen.

Booing has never made anyone play better but sadly like 62 says people have been beyond patient.

3.) 06 Mar 2018 09:53:55
If players are giving 100 per cent commitment fighting for every ball till the final whistle us fans would be cheering them on. The manager is motionless and shows no passion on the pitch. He is clueless and has no game plan.

Every fan wants the best for arsenal football club. We give up thousands of pounds supporting this great club. Maybe if some players and the manager showed us as much passion there wouldn't be a problem.

4.) 06 Mar 2018 10:19:35
I'm not saying that the players are not to blame, or the various levels of management.

I for one am just a bit sick and tired of the booing, the lack of support for the Arsenal team trying to win a game of football, for the Arsenal Fan TV bull - support the team, end of.

We have had worse teams than this, for those that care to remember, and they still got our support.

5.) 06 Mar 2018 10:42:56
To be fair Skywalker we've never had a team with such little comittiment passion and fight.
Personally I wouldn't go all the way to a game just to boo the team I'd stay away and find something more enjoyable to do with my time.
Empty seats says everything the players board and manager need to know.
If people really want to demonstrate then do so outside the ground for 90 minutes during the game, but personally I'd say just stay away if your not satisfied with what's being served up by the current Arsenal set up.
Saying get behind the team and manager is like asking people to pay for and eat another horrible meal and pretend it's acceptable to severe up.

6.) 06 Mar 2018 10:51:25
I don't care what you lot think of me or what I post

This revolt should of started 8 years ago. Too many supporters fell for wengers spin.

7.) 06 Mar 2018 12:50:24
Fans have a right to boo, are you prepared to clap and applaud when watching that crap . If I performed like that at work I’d be looking for a job

It’s fans money we have a right to express our feelings.

8.) 06 Mar 2018 13:09:20
Well said Banbury.

9.) 06 Mar 2018 13:29:56
I do some people are a bit over the top and just seem malicious towards Wenger. Such as Malaga I think you fall in the category. However I respect it's yours and others opinions and you've had enough. I just hope this summer he goes and we draw a line and forget the past and really get behind the next chapter. It's what is keeping me going knowing change will eventually come.

10.) 06 Mar 2018 13:40:53
D, I just didn't wake up and say enough is enough. I have campaigned for almost 9 years for wengers to be sacked.

We have been sold a dream that has failed miserably.

11.) 06 Mar 2018 14:55:51
Ive got to be honest and say, i think most fans have been too silent and let this fester too long. Some of the dealings and situations that have been allowed to happen for as long as they have should not ever be associated with a professional football club. Its obvious too some that we have lost our steering years ago. I don't think with its owner and its manager and its players, its a nice club any more. Football clubs need icons, we don't have a single one.

12.) 06 Mar 2018 15:20:07
Oh and if you read Dags posts, he rightly pointed out gunnersauruses part in all this a long while ago.

13.) 06 Mar 2018 16:53:56
I wish Wenger was as professional as Gunnersaurus mate.

14.) 06 Mar 2018 17:13:30
Ha ha Dags, at least the tea lady has dodged all the flak.




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27 Feb 2019 06:42:08

Appreciate you have just given that list - are there any English CB’s that we are monitoring at all?


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware of but the club will keep looking.}



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09 Aug 2018 09:50:27
I haven't heard of interest in Elneny Ed's. Where might he go?


{Ed002's Note - OPtions will be looked at over the coming weeks.}



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25 Jul 2018 14:01:35
looks like Gelson Martins has signed for Atletico, and Malcom to Barca, with Roma interested in Bailey. so that's 3 we can potentially strike off the list.




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17 Jun 2018 05:20:23
RG. you’re full of shizzle. The end.





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10 Mar 2019 23:54:48
We haven’t improved at all when we were struggling for 5th and 6th last season?




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04 Feb 2019 11:09:34
Why do you write all of your posts like a news reporter and always state the obvious? Annoying.




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29 Jan 2019 15:10:02
RG, you’re being overly critical of one of our brightest young players for a long time, who is consistently played out of position, by AW and UE.

Not sure how many goals you expect him to get from wing back or full back, or how he can push on when he’s not a defender.

Stop posting nonsense.




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08 Aug 2018 09:18:00
Chambers needs games to help his development - I think Holding could also do with a loan if truth be told. We aren't in a position where we can rely on an inexperienced 23yr old centre back. We need solid, mature players at the back to help the rest of the team. I like both Chambers and Holding, but this does make sense if he is to become a long term centre back for Arsenal. A season of top flight, Premiership football in a team that will be under the pump for a lot of their games. We will see how good he is, and also he will learn loads. Good luck to him.




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15 Jul 2018 10:25:41
And you’ll be the first ones complaining if we aren’t doing this against a better standard of opponent. Give them a chance to find their way before judging against such a side. Realism is required for this season, regardless of the improvements made thus far.