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12 Nov 2018 20:14:21
Heard today we might be interested in Mata . any truth Ed?

Banbury Gooner

{Ed002's Note - Not sure - he is out of contract in the summer and will have a choice - but he will be looking to play.}

1.) 12 Nov 2018 20:50:53
Cheers ED.

2.) 15 Nov 2018 03:47:23
I wouldn't mind. I like Mata, he's the one that got away for me when he moved to Chelsea. Top player, top bloke.



17 May 2018 20:42:56
Usmanov to Everton. any truth?

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{Ed025's Note - there was a story in the dutch press today bambam but how true it is im not sure mate...but im all for it.. :)

1.) 17 May 2018 20:57:40
Lol I bet you are


I’m not.

{Ed025's Note - i want david dein as well mate...but you can keep kronke.. :)



23 Apr 2018 22:51:09
Lot of chat about Arteta . not for me, far too soon in his coaching career.

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1.) 24 Apr 2018 10:52:48
It would be an extremely long shot giving him the job much like Cech trying to score past De Gea from a dead ball situation from his own goal line at 10pm in mid December with no floodlights, a totally unnecessary punt in the dark.

2.) 24 Apr 2018 15:33:38
It really would be very risky giving Arteta the top job. I think for this change to pay off and get the fans back onside they need to go after somebody with more stature and experience. I keep saying for me the logical choice on purely footballing reasons would be Conte but I’m not sure he would fit into the culture of our club.

3.) 24 Apr 2018 16:02:43
I like Conte Gary and wouldn't be unhappy with him at all but he does give the impression of getting fed up quickly if he doesn't get all his own way.
He would certainly find confrontation from some of our players on the training field in the early days
Conte " right Boys I want 8 laps of the pitch from you as part of your fitness assessment "
Arsenal players " which day we got to run 2 laps then boss " :-)

4.) 24 Apr 2018 19:09:28
Arteta is big NO!



04 Mar 2018 19:07:18
Any truth that we are looking at off loading Ramsey?

Thoughts on Low and Ancelotti?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 04 Mar 2018 20:37:33
Ed, What is the main reason why they’ll looking to offload him? . I think he’s one of our better players in this current squad. Surely Xhaka goes first!

{Ed002's Note - He is running down his contract.}

2.) 05 Mar 2018 11:14:09
Interesting. Cheers for the clear up.



14 Jan 2018 11:52:34
Sanchez left at home a sale must be imminent.

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1.) 14 Jan 2018 15:29:37
him and ozil are gone mate ozil to juv.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 16:50:33
Sanchez is as good as gone, we can only hope Liverpool maybe even Chelsea join the race that way we can eak out as much cash as we can for the transfer fee. This needs to be resolved asap as it will only effect the team morale even more than it is already.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 17:37:47
Does more clubs entering the bidding mean we can eke out more money? If he wants to go to city he can just refuse to sign for anyone else and hang around til the summer.

{Ed002's Note - Which "more clubs" are these? The wages are enough to stop most sides being interested.}

4.) 15 Jan 2018 12:39:20
ozil ain't going Juve, heard of dybala?




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19 Jan 2019 19:27:16
Good result have to say, didn’t expect that.

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1.) 19 Jan 2019 19:46:55
Me neither mate, great result for the team and fans but most of all Dick, he really needed that result and performance.

2.) 19 Jan 2019 20:15:17
I wasn’t very optimistic before the match. Great performance all over the pitch, very organised back four and great performance from Socratis and kos.
Spot on tactics by the boss.

3.) 19 Jan 2019 20:42:31
Our home league form is 100% top four, our away form needs attension only time and personell can change.

4.) 19 Jan 2019 21:27:00
Sorry Steve but last seasons home form was top 3 and the away form bottom half of the table, on that score no change.

5.) 19 Jan 2019 22:01:17
I read somewhere we would be 9th on away form this year, don't know how true that is.



13 Jan 2019 17:59:20
I have to say as long as the yanks are at the helm nothing will change IMO

A UK trophy and top four finish will be our prizes .

No matter who is our manager, that person will have to be a Del Boy in the market, it could be many many years before we win a top prize.

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1.) 13 Jan 2019 18:32:16
Been bashing that dthe um for ages but the Wenger outs thought it was an excuse - it wasn’t. Wenger had lost his way but the board had not done anything to address it for 10 years. The board continue to run a poor self-sustainable model that’s out of date and not competitive in today’s world.

2.) 13 Jan 2019 18:52:19
I agree we are not going to simply spend our way out of this downturn we are going to have scout and produce much much better than we have done over recent years.
Also we need to buy players who increase in value during their Arsenal career who like Liverpool with Suarez and Coutinho we. cash in on and add 2 or 3 quality signings generated from those sales.
There is no quick fix but with better scouting coaching development spending along with better organisation and tactics on the pitch it's not impossible.

3.) 13 Jan 2019 19:26:00
It is in the fashion you’ve described mate, Liverpool spend now, City and Utd do too. We got lucky during the French Revolution, gems aren’t out there and if they are we don’t dangle a big enough carrot.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 19:59:31
Absolutely mate, they talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. We have for an eternity been two players away from winning the title but the truth now is actually far more than that.

The idea is to build your best squad so adding to it only requires 1 or 2 additions each season. Under Kroenke we will never achieve that.

I accepted that a long time ago and held a hope Usmanov would prevail but he clearly never really had any intent.

As for the Emery discussion, personally I’m a long long way from impressed. Everything pretty much remains exactly the same.

Ranieri turned relegation fodder into title winners, a team who couldn’t defend into one that could. You cannot blame players you inherited if you can’t motivate, train and organise them to be better.

I’m not saying he should be winning the league but jeez we’ve been watching this same drivel for years and here we go again.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 21:07:26
Sy, it was and is pretty obvious the light had/ has gone out on wenger. One of the problems was we are two years further behind because everyone knows in their hearts, he should have gone after the FA cup win. The Board is a completely different issue on its own. The club i think though now is in a better place as far as structure and network than it was but it will all take time to show.

6.) 14 Jan 2019 10:28:06
It was time for Wenger to go, but it is kronke we desperately need to get rid off, this club will not move forward if that man is still at this club.



01 Jan 2019 13:50:02
Even John Evans looks a good buy now, we were mocking the prospect in the Summer.

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1.) 01 Jan 2019 14:20:30
Yeah we've been a bit snotty about certain players over the last few years, there never seemed to be any available who could improve us :-)
I think that has said more about us than the playes we've been linked with.
But I think we are changing now, most fans I've spoken to recently would gladly accept Cahill this January.
We're getting there should a club and fans.



30 Dec 2018 18:09:26
AKE is a good CB, what’s his availability?

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{Ed002's Note - Try the Bournemouth page, this is the Arsenal page.}

1.) 30 Dec 2018 18:48:39
I like him. but is he a huge improvement.

2.) 30 Dec 2018 20:43:58
I thought he was excellent at Bournemouth while on loan from Chelsea and then excellent for Chelsea on his return but since his permanent move he's looked less excellent to me although I must confess I've not seen ever so much of him this season, didn't Bournemouth pay 20 odd million for him? What would they want to let him go? If it's 30 + millions it would be a risky one but having said all transfers are risky look at a Pogba Di Maria Falco 200 millions + and still no cigar.

3.) 31 Dec 2018 16:36:42
I like the Newcastle defender not going to try spell his name pol.



30 Dec 2018 17:11:35
Man U have been given new life under OGS they certainly have more about them than we have had during our last few games . let’s see how long it lasts.

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1.) 30 Dec 2018 18:01:03
BG, they have a good run of games and should get some results. Like Chelski, i would worry about the future, not now, their players, or at least some have shown more than a degree of selfishness and egotism. Me i hope they go on a run and OGS is somehow given the job.

2.) 30 Dec 2018 18:50:17
I hope the go after mopo.
As he seems to be doing a good job over the road, on a very little budget.

3.) 30 Dec 2018 19:11:07
I don't think he will go to utd W.

4.) 30 Dec 2018 20:10:55
I think his heart made its decision the moment Jose was sacked, I personally think he wants the United job very very much and I think he will get it too.
Good news for us because sonner or later someone is going to get United back on track of not Poch someone else will simply becuase they are a hige club wirld wide but for Spurs where do they find another Poch?
Hard to Spurs not going into rapid decline without Poch.

5.) 30 Dec 2018 22:37:14
Hope poch goes to united so that the spuds regress. He has built tottenham into a scary outfit. i can't imagine what he can do with all that united money. He will no doubt mount a title challenge.

6.) 30 Dec 2018 23:04:59
I would put bigger money on he will go to madrid. Utd at the moment would be like a step down and a betrayal. I personally think he wouldn't stab spuds in the back but that's just me.

7.) 31 Dec 2018 00:02:40
Steve, whether to madrid or united, he will be off soon. If he doesn't leave for united or madrid, he will leave for PSG in the next 2-3 years because he has a personal connection with them. He was their captain once.




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13 Jan 2019 19:34:42
Don’t start me on Xhaka I said the day he arrived he is a liability, we are in a real mess.

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05 Jan 2019 09:03:51
Denis Suarez? Is he as close to signing as the media suggest.

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01 Jan 2019 14:17:04
Me again

Shouldn’t FFP just cover the lot rather than different variations?

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{Ed002's Note - It varies depending if it is for the PL, the Championship and lower leagues or Europe. It applies to everyone. I know of only one side that has opted out of the European FFP by saying they will no longer compete. But if Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal etc. wish to continue competing, the UEFA rules will apply. In the PL, the PL rules apply etc.. It is really quite simple.}



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01 Jan 2019 14:15:57
Thanks Ed . yes clearly but surely the PL FP should be tighter?

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{Ed002's Note - They are different and are there to avoid the situation that has occurred with the likes of Portsmouth in the past. They are also stricter on wage control.}



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01 Jan 2019 13:54:06
Oh I understand but what’s the point in banning them from a European competition other clubs in the PL aren’t in? That makes no sense . Again reduced squad in the CL so what? I’m sure other clubs in the PL who don’t play in the CL would rather City lose league points and 60 million. peanuts to City and the likes .

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{Ed002's Note - You are confusing Premier League FFP and European FFP. These are separate matters. €60M is not "peanuts" to Manchester City. Perhaps your understanding of football finances is rather lacking. In the season that they were fined €60M that was something more than 15% of their total turnover and they could not afford to pay it. The eventual reduced fine even pushed them in to posting a loss that year. You might want to find something else to discuss.}




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13 Jan 2019 19:35:23
6 th place might and will probably be the best we do.

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13 Jan 2019 19:26:00
It is in the fashion you’ve described mate, Liverpool spend now, City and Utd do too. We got lucky during the French Revolution, gems aren’t out there and if they are we don’t dangle a big enough carrot.

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12 Jan 2019 15:23:12
I can 6th place again I’m afraid, momentum lost.

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01 Jan 2019 13:47:26
Apart from the Spuds win ED, We were very good that day.

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{Ed001's Note - yes but that is one game when you can put aside form etc as they are regularly a blip. Derby matches are ones you can pretty much leave to the fans to get the players playing well in. It shows to me that the team is capable of more than Emery has got out of them on a regular basis. Good point though.}



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01 Jan 2019 12:47:58
Lol give the bloody bloke a chance.

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