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29 Aug 2018 08:21:10
Hi Ed. has Ya ya Toure passed a medical with us?


{Ed001's Note - I don't know who he had the medical with. Just because it took place in London does not mean it is necessarily with a London side.}

1.) 29 Aug 2018 08:38:41
Do we want Yaya?

2.) 29 Aug 2018 09:27:46
I still think he would do a job for a season or 2. Ramsey out, move xhaka forward slip Yaya next to guendozi and give him a proper role model to learn from.

3.) 29 Aug 2018 10:10:31
Move xhaka forward to where? Front of the job center que lol.

4.) 29 Aug 2018 10:30:06
Ya ya could privide the experienced leader we are crying out for:
Bellerin Mustafi Sokratis Monreal
Torreira Toure
Welbeck Ozil Xhaka

Lichtsteiner Holding Mavropanos Kolasinac
Guendouzi Maitland-Niles
Mkhitaryan Ramsey Iwobi

5.) 29 Aug 2018 11:45:53
Xhaka would do a job out wide. 👍.

6.) 29 Aug 2018 12:21:54
A job. but a bad job out wide, no way could he run the wing.

7.) 29 Aug 2018 14:42:32
The only way we would sign yaya is if we are selling some one. I don't see anyone in a rush to buy any of our players. Are we letting xhaka go on a free? I doubt it, we still couldn't get rid.

8.) 29 Aug 2018 17:58:10
Apologies, portraying sarcasm over text is difficult. Xhaka would indeed be a poor option out wide.

9.) 29 Aug 2018 19:50:58
Or indeed a poor option selling burgers.

10.) 29 Aug 2018 21:18:18
There are advantages to playing Xhaka on the wing, less damage done when he gives the ball away plus someone might just mark him making space for others;-)

11.) 29 Aug 2018 21:38:09
I've had that problem before Patrick! 😂.

12.) 30 Aug 2018 10:26:02
No ones going to mark him.



17 Jul 2018 12:24:59
Hi Ed, sharkopod made good listening. I don't think you mentioned him in it. Kovacic. There were rumours last year that I think you quashed but with his lack of playing time at RM is there any truth in the latest rumours that we're persuing him?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach from Arsenal.}

1.) 17 Jul 2018 18:13:39
Ed, you never mentioned nzonzi, is that because you don't think he is being persued. Appologies if you did and i missed it.

{Ed002's Note - I scratched him when Torriera signed (given that Xhaka and Elneny also play in the same position). Sevilla have told another side they want €40M for him.}

2.) 17 Jul 2018 18:38:25
Ok thanks ed.

3.) 17 Jul 2018 22:23:30
If it was a choice between Torriera and Nzonzi then we have chosen wisely. No need to go DM mad. Some discipline and compusure with this lot and we will push a top 4 over 38 games I’m sure. It’s the prem it can change on a year to year basis. For me city and Liverpool will be there and a mix up with spuds, Chelsea and United is where the fight lies. We do have a genuine world class striker in pea and a great wideman if we need laca through middle. A winger would be nice and I’d like a punt on Meyer! Hopefully there’s a sense of a squad wins a league and people accept their roll and work hard.

4.) 18 Jul 2018 13:56:28
Apparently Meyer wants massive wages. If we could swing it, it would be a great signing.



12 Jan 2018 12:11:54
Rumours of Walcott to Everton for £20mill. That would be good business for both sides i think.


1.) 12 Jan 2018 13:18:51
I'd be happy with a free transfer to be honest, in 12 years he's been decent for a total of about 1 and a half seasons.

2.) 12 Jan 2018 23:15:03
ValleyGooner, Chuba Akpom got done for drink driving.



09 Aug 2016 23:50:30
We're very light on the rumours front especially as we're reaching the arse end of the transfer window. I know there's been issues previously but would any of the ed's who are still happy to post be kind enough to provide / pass on any info they may have regarding Arsenal transfers.

I'm sure I speak on behalf of most on the page when I say we'd be hugely grateful.


{Ed001's Note - there is not a lot happening mate. You have an offer on the table for Mahrez, which it looks like he has no interest in. You have been rebuffed on a number of centre backs, such as Mustafi, and it looks like you have given up. Though other moves around Europe could open up possibilities for late moves, it does seem unlikely.}

1.) 10 Aug 2016 08:59:11
Ed can you elaborate on mahrez. Is it the club or the player stalling? Have we agreed a fee?

{Ed001's Note - neither the player nor Leicester want him to move this summer.}

2.) 10 Aug 2016 09:27:43
Ed, when you say we have been rebuffed by Mustafi, is that by the club or player?

{Ed001's Note - club, offer was not enough.}

3.) 10 Aug 2016 09:58:19
Arsene is getting on a bit. I hope he gets to the point where senior people just stop caring and he just goes "F*** it" when it comes to transfer bids.



03 Jan 2015 13:55:06
Tabloids claiming we're actually eyeing Teddy Bishop not Mings from Ipswich. Any truth in this Eds. it's a position we are pretty fully stocked in? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It would be an AND rather than a NOT.}

1.) 03 Jan 2015 17:11:29
To be fair Artea Flamini Diaby contracts all expire in the summer Rosicky and Cazorla next summer and with4 of the previously mentioned the wrong side of 30 it wouldn't hurt us looking into some youthful midfielders for the future




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23 Oct 2018 12:51:54
Hardly any hate aimed at Xhaka for last night. he must have played well.


1.) 23 Oct 2018 13:32:32
Apart from being easily dispossessed, giving the ball away in dangerous positions, failing to tackle, fouling because he can’t tackle and incredibly slow he was his usual excellent self mate.

How Xhaka and excellent were ever linked or used in the same sentence in the first place remains a mystery, probably never to be solved.

2.) 23 Oct 2018 14:06:17
Xhaka wasn't awful last night but equally he was a long long way from excellent, to be fair people are more resigned to Xhaka than in favour of him starting. I very much doubt he will make the premier league worst 11 this season which in its self is a big improvement on his first two seasons with us but equally I think he will be a long long way away from the premier league top 50 let alone premier league team of the year.

3.) 23 Oct 2018 14:47:22
I like most things Dick is doing but xhaka in every time, when he clearly is not capable of doing a job at this level is baffling. What on earth does he see in him, he is like a fish out of water and the one big element of our flimsyness. I think it is going to take a hammering for him to move him out. While we keep winning, he will keep playing. I cringe when i see him in the team and his pathetic performances.

4.) 23 Oct 2018 16:07:36
Like I say Steve most fans aren't happy with Xhaka but I think we're all resigned to him playing despite our own personal opinion on his ability.
Last season I couldn't make a case for him being in the premier league at all but now I just don't think he's top 10 material which is improvement how ever you look at it.

5.) 23 Oct 2018 17:24:31
Gunner, i think all has been said about xhakas abilities or lack of. He will eventually be ejected, i just think it will mean a few hammerings before that happens. Some people look at him and see a 35mil player and think he must be a good player because he was so much, he will come good. I look at him and all i see is a waste of space and a weight too the team.

6.) 23 Oct 2018 18:27:19
Even on his improved performance he doesn't look like a top 5 or 6 player to me Steve in fact I think he would struggle to make any top 10 team, bar ours of course:-)
So far we are getting away with playing him and hopefully that will continue all season but if things do stop going so well for us in think Xhaka will be back at the forefront of people's not happy list.

7.) 23 Oct 2018 22:10:18
I get that he's not the most talented player to pull on an arsenal shirt but I don't understand the level of grief he gets yet Guendozi is praised like a saviour when in reality I think has less of a positive impact on the game than Xhaka. There must be something there for both Arsene and Unai to have him in their starting 11 and vice captain.

8.) 23 Oct 2018 22:43:12
I’m not giving him grief mate, just saying what I see and you can genuinely put money on him doing all of those things every game he plays.

Don’t dislike the guy and had high hopes for him but he is a bit of a nothing player.

Guendouzi is young and is a great addition to the squad and endeavours to be positive in everything he does and for me, not getting in the slightest carried away with him, has more of a future at Arsenal than Xhaka.

Out of interest, what do you see in Xhaka?

9.) 24 Oct 2018 11:03:22
Stoner, I think he has a lovely hairstyle.



08 Apr 2018 15:38:34
Ed002, there's been a lot of empty seats at the Emirates lately (whether through protest or just we have little to play for, i don't know) . Do you know if this is having any effect and actually causing any concern within the club? Or is the boards view that they don't really care if the seats are filled as long as money's being paid for them? - Would be interesting to know the feeling from inside the club. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - i would have to ask as I don’t know but I rather doubt it is a major concern. Some of the seats will be corporate seats not taken up, this is fairly common. Some will be supporters staying away for one irrational reason or other - and that is up to them,; if they don’t wish to go and watch the team they support then fine. I don’t know if season tickets can be loaned to others at Arsenal, but perhaps if they aren’t using them they could pass them to someone more fortunate (who doesn’t have a ticket).}



27 Jan 2018 13:12:17
Hi Ed, if the Aubameyang deal fails to materialise who is Arsenals second choice? And would/ are the board considering Arsene's preferred choice of Benzema as you quoted in a previous post? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - They won’t look to buy for the sake of it.}



17 Jan 2018 12:29:07
Hi Ed 002, do you have an update on Oezil's situation? Does he genuinely want to move on, and is anyone remotely 'close' to agreeing terms with him?

Reading between the lines on one of your other posts you say Mkhitaryan would be his replacement, and we seem pretty serious about the Sanchez / Mkhy swap so would i be right to assume he's pretty much out the door already?



{Ed002's Note - There is no update as far as I know. Unless there is a significant change I would expect him to leave in the summer.}



08 Jan 2018 00:19:04
Ed, question for you. With the backroom changes does Wenger still have a hand in with transfers or is this the responsibility of the new comers now?


{Ed001's Note - he still has a say yes.}




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29 Aug 2018 12:21:54
A job. but a bad job out wide, no way could he run the wing.




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29 Aug 2018 09:27:46
I still think he would do a job for a season or 2. Ramsey out, move xhaka forward slip Yaya next to guendozi and give him a proper role model to learn from.




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12 Jan 2018 11:50:47
I thought Mikel Arteta was being lined up to replace him?




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02 Feb 2017 20:47:56
I like the fire in him, typical arsenal cliche, but I think he has potential. He's still not fully used to the pace and movement of the prem leaving him half a yard off the pace of the game, resulting in a few rash challenges and the bookings/ sendings off. Once he's adapted I really think his aggression could be something we've been missing for so long.




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21 Jan 2017 02:07:49
Thanks Ed2, presumably it'll be unlikely we'll try and push for a deal this window, but rather the summer?


{Ed002's Note - Nothing will happen before the summer and much will depend on whether he wants to be a bit part player next season and a couple of other matters.}




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23 Oct 2018 22:10:18
I get that he's not the most talented player to pull on an arsenal shirt but I don't understand the level of grief he gets yet Guendozi is praised like a saviour when in reality I think has less of a positive impact on the game than Xhaka. There must be something there for both Arsene and Unai to have him in their starting 11 and vice captain.




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17 Jan 2018 12:40:25
In reply to sparkys original post, i don't think those signings would make 1 iota of difference as they wouldn't be Wengers signings, especially Auybamalangadingdong who he isn't interested in.




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01 Jan 2018 20:08:09
Steve, not sure if you've kept up with the off field action but we've overhauled the entire player acquisition team bringing in some of the best, including a director of football in preparation for Wengers retirement. In my eyes that's ambition, no?




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30 Dec 2017 17:29:22
I can see Ozil staying, the last month odd he's looked like he's really enjoying playing for Arsenal. There are big changes going on at the club and I think this is the ambition the players have been wanting to see to encourage them to stay.




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30 Dec 2017 17:21:29
I'd like to see Debuchy play a few games. I thought he played well against Red Star in Europa. Plus a bit of competition for Bellerin might give him the kick to up his game to the level we all know he's capable of.