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21 May 2018 22:01:38
On another not guys who's seen the new squad numbers. Cech now number 1. Bellerin 2. Elneny 4 and xhaka 34. Bit concerned Cech being number 1. Thought that might be left for a new gk.


1.) 22 May 2018 01:27:10
Could mean we are getting a younger and less established keeper instead. Happy with Elneny getting the 4 jersey, great squad player.



09 Feb 2018 11:33:58
Never realised ozyakup is available on a free. Apparently done very well since leaving us rumours that we might be looking to bring him back in the summer. What do people think.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal had some interest in January so it is not out of the question. Last summer both Wet Ham and Leicester expressed an interest.}

1.) 09 Feb 2018 15:23:09
Oh really ed. I slightly remember him being at the club but have no idea how he has progressed. Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - Very well.}

2.) 09 Feb 2018 16:21:55
Why’s he free. Has he run down his contract?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

3.) 10 Feb 2018 08:35:57
Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

4.) 19 Feb 2018 13:33:23
Is Ozyakup free right now or going to be free in the summer? I am confused sorry, .

{Ed002's Note - His contract runs out in the summer.}

5.) 20 Feb 2018 02:49:07
Thanks a lot ed.



25 Oct 2017 10:14:48
Seen there’s rumours of reus perhaps leaving Dortmund and we’re interested. What do people think of this if true. Personally I’m fully aware of his talents but I am concerned about his injury problems.


1.) 25 Oct 2017 16:38:11
Superb player, but 29 in May and injury prone.

2.) 25 Oct 2017 17:36:44
Exactly. Too late and too injury prone.

3.) 26 Oct 2017 02:15:10
Sounds like an Arsenal signing then!

4.) 26 Oct 2017 08:29:16
I would be interested to see what the price would be for him a fit reus three years ago would be an 150 million player in this climate. Serious injurys and a year to go and probably 30 at the time will surely have the price no more than 20 million🤔 One of my favourite players and one who I always would have given my organs up to have at the club.

5.) 01 Nov 2017 13:10:59
Have always wanted to see him play in the premiership and see him as an Arsenal type player. As others have said, now a bit too old and injury prone, but he still knows how to score goals. I would still love to get him if he came on the cheap, but would be upset if he came in on the cheap just to replace Sanchez. However get him in just to strengthen the squad, then that would be a big yes from me.



17 Aug 2017 18:46:04
Sorry ed I did search but could find exactly what I was after. Do you know if there's a change in heart about chambers being no longer required. I ask because Gabriel looks set to go and I don't recall you saying he was one of the ones we was open to selling. and if chambers goes I wonder if they'll step up a search for another Cb. Or do people believe it's because monreal and the new kolasniac can play there? Open to people's opinion on this.

Thanks either way Ed I appreciate you must be busy.


{Ed002's Note - I know nothing about any "change of heart".}

1.) 18 Aug 2017 06:41:38
More odd Wenger deals. We appear to be selling Gabriel for less than we paid for him and at a sale fee that would be less than the cost of a decent Championship CB. Now news emerging that Inter are interested in Mustafi! Of course Wenger is intending using either Monreal or Kolasinac, both left backs or in Kolasinac's case a LWB, as CB's. Has he not learnt that converting players rarely works. You only have to look at Bellerin and Gibbs, both offensive players as youngsters, converted into full backs that can;t tackle or defend. The CB situation is really concerning as we only have 5 CB's once Gabriel departs. Of these Mertesacker is in his final season, Koscielny is in his thirties and carries permananent injury, Holding and Chmbers are both young and inexperienced. Indeed we seemed set to sell Chambers if Palace had met our valuation. I would love to see us sign Van Dijk and another CB, such as Johnny Evans. We need a RB that can defend as well as attack and next season we will need to replace the aging Monreal and Cech.

2.) 18 Aug 2017 01:33:48
Ok Ed thank you for your reply. Enjoy your weekend!



06 Aug 2017 11:24:47
Hearing that we're willing to offer 50m for lemar now but Barcelona Liverpool and city are sniffing around. If we lose out to one of them I will be furious.


1.) 06 Aug 2017 12:06:46
It's the Arsenal way mate.

2.) 06 Aug 2017 18:48:56
It's always likely if you diver for long enough someone will make the decision for you.




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13 May 2018 10:42:16
So Rui Faria has announced he is leaving Manchester United at the end of the season. Been with Jose a long time. I can't imagine he is leaving to take on another assistant role somewhere else.


1.) 13 May 2018 11:47:05
It's all getting a bit silly now as anything and everything that moves getting linked to the Arsenal job, let's hope Merry Berry doesn't leave the bbc or Theresa May the tory party over the next week or so:-)
Come to think of it my next door neighbours been talking about moving?

2.) 13 May 2018 13:23:32
Lol. True but he was being linked with before he announced he is leaving. Seems a bit of a coincidence.

3.) 13 May 2018 15:12:42
Gunner62. What we want is skill and stealth backed up with steel. Not all one or the other - both if which are disappointing and dull in equal measure.

4.) 13 May 2018 16:04:43
Urban George gave us plenty of steel and dullness, Arsenes teams of the lass decade had plenty of skills but all the steel of jelly on a plate.
If you had to pick Arsene or George to get us back on track who would you pick to give us the best chance of top 4 with the current squad next season?
George football ain't pretty but niether is 8 2 or 7 0 defeats at old Trafford and the bridge.

5.) 13 May 2018 16:35:43
I enjoyed watching GG just as much as AW. BUT didn't enjoy either when we lost regular. All this GG crap abput it being boring is well boring. Watching wengers teams defend is boring. Watching both win was great. I have fond memories of both but also bad ones from both.

6.) 13 May 2018 17:17:30
Steve at their peake in terms of entertainment Arsene was the Beatles and Elvis rolled into one and George was cliff and the shadows :-)
I've not enjoyed Arsenes Arsenal for a while now but when they were good, boy they were good.
George at his best had us like a will oiled machine that seldom broke down anywhere but at his worst he made Jose mourinho football look like Pep Gardiola brand during his Barcelona days.

7.) 13 May 2018 19:49:32
Gunner its all about winning.



09 May 2018 12:36:32
The more I seem to look into Enrique the more I'm concerned that we're considering him. Am I wrong on this but roma and celta he didn't set the world alight. And I seem to remember Ed001 saying he wasn't hugely popular at Barcelona with the fans.


1.) 09 May 2018 12:58:41
I'm working away for a couple of days and this morning at breakfast i was speaking to an Italian Juventius fan who said we are welcome to Allgeri as he is sick of Juve always playing counter attacking football.
Strangely enough he said he would be happy to swap Arsene for Allgeri.
Sounds fair to me as both teams get more of what they currently lack and less of what they do to much of.

2.) 09 May 2018 15:08:50
D16,i wholeheartedly agree with you. enrique is a decent but not pep guardiola level. He won't set the world alight in terms of tactics but he doesn't take rubbish from players. He had problems with totti at roma and even with messi at barca. He is hostile to the press too. I don't think he would suit arsenal at all.

Gunner mate, i do have the same problem with allegri. He is too defensive and pragmatic for me but no doubt he is a very tactical coach and he took juventus to two champions league finals i don't know what more he could have done with that ageing squad. I wouldn't mind if he came to us so long as he won titles.

3.) 09 May 2018 15:17:12
D it doesn't matter who you manage/ coach, if you have won what he has won, it must be respected that he can, given the tools actually deliver. That can't be said of every modern top coach. He obviously understands the ingredients to win. There are some exciting top coaches in this world who never win, just make teams exciting but don't get them ver the line. Until they do, there has to be a reason or flaw.

4.) 09 May 2018 18:13:48
Punani can you please tell me how someone can be too pragmatic in football? It must be one of the best possible attributes for a manager when values are not set at a constant. Could understand it if he were a chemist lol. Football is not an exact science. We have spent a lot of years with a manager who never makes a sub until the 70th minute and then it’s ususlly like for like. It’s not as if he’s a total tinker man.

5.) 09 May 2018 23:05:28
okay maybe i used the wrong meaning of pragmatic there sanogo. i mean a coach who is negative in his footballing philosophy. I can understand if a coach wants to sit back against a team that has more quality but a coach who wants to sit back against a team that has inferior quality that is what i find boring and allegri is like that at times.

I watch a lot of serie a football and i was shocked at how juventus would sit back against teams like roma and napoli while playing at home! why do that when you have the better team? and that is the issue some juventus fans have with allegri. They are like why is he that negative?

Sanogo football is an exact science to some coaches like guardiola and that is the difference between guardiola and wenger. with guardiola for example, he implements positional play. Not more than two players can be at the same vertical line at one point and not more than three players can be in the same horizontal line. There is discipline and organisation to how a team defends and attacks in a guardiola team.

This is done to keep the ball and disorient the oppossition. Wenger hitting a low at arsenal is not failure of attacking football because guardiola and klopp, known advocates of attacking football, have reached far this season. It is just that wenger's attacking football is chaotic and has no order to it. Guardiola's positional play and klopp's gegen pressing are just advanced and refined methods of wenger. Would you believe if i told you that all this attacking coaches; guardiola, klopp, nagelsmann etc have all being inspired by wenger?



01 May 2018 09:21:53
Looks like mancini is set to be named Italy boss. Perhaps that opens the for for ancelotti to arsenal. Not my first choice but with some of the names I've seen floating around i'd rather him.


1.) 01 May 2018 10:09:42
I'm pretty chilled with whoever we get to be honest 16 mate, Brendan is my last chioce but even if it was him I'd be open to giving him a chance.
We desperately needed change and it's going to happen this summer :-) , yes it could go either way with whoever we choose but what is the absolute worse that could realisticly happen?
It's incredibly unlikely we will be relegated so even if we did get the next manager horribly wrong I suppose midtable is a possibility as an absolute worse case scenario.
But in reality even if that worse scenario was realised would being completely out of the running for titles and top 4 even in 10th place really be any worse than being completely out of the running for titles or even top 4 in 6th place?
As we stand we have absolutely nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain, at the worst the new manager won't do any better than Arsene has in the league over the last few years but he's highly unlikely to do much worse.
Whoever we get we get and I'm just happy we are finally at least trying to improve our situation at last.

2.) 01 May 2018 11:29:58
That's very true. It looks to me that the most important thing is getting someone who is tactically good and a great coach as the transfer side of things will be taken care by others. Perhaps that's why we keep getting linked with assistant managers lately.

3.) 01 May 2018 15:10:15
I think above anything else the next manager needs to able to be a very good motivator who isn't afraid to upset anyone and everyone but wants to help everyone be the best they can be as long as they give everything for Arsenal.
I'd like to see an Arsenal where if you've been with the club 5 months or 15 years or wether your names Wilshere or Wilcox the same rules apply to everyone every week, equal expectation and accountability for everyone.



20 Apr 2018 10:10:18
Probably going to reiterate what most will say but such a huge thank you for arsenal for what he has done for us and I'm sure I'm not alone in despite wanting this it does still feel a sad day. Now we can finally all get behind him and the team.


1.) 20 Apr 2018 10:15:13
Echo those thoughts entirely.

2.) 20 Apr 2018 10:25:39
This is the happiest day for me in the last 14 years

Well done arsene for doing this early and not dragging it out

Onwards and upwards.

3.) 20 Apr 2018 10:40:18
I'm heartbroken for him. He just loves the club. Win lose or draw I hope everyone gives him a proper send off.



16 Apr 2018 17:16:21
Just wondering what everyone thinks the attendance will be like when we play athletico Madrid. Really hope it's a full house and we get behind the team but will others still stay away to get their views across. Will be interesting to see.


1.) 16 Apr 2018 18:19:56
I’m waiting for it mate 🙂.

2.) 16 Apr 2018 18:27:13
Im sure that the support will be great for the EL.

3.) 16 Apr 2018 19:28:51
I'm pretty sure the stay way fans will put their personal feelings to one side for the night 16 mate and I'm equally sure they will get 100% behind the team and then it will up to the players to keep them their.

4.) 16 Apr 2018 20:09:12
Yep, we only get a measly 59,950 in the PL 😂.

5.) 16 Apr 2018 21:36:30
The club has already given the official attendance for match and it's also hoped that this time those without special Arsenal glasses will also be able to see everyone in attendance.

6.) 16 Apr 2018 21:52:16
62 are you telling me the starting hasn't been packed out these last few weeks 😮😂.

7.) 16 Apr 2018 23:54:22
Don't listen to old fools like me 16 mate, of course the stadium has really been full this last month or so and there really really is a 4th place trophy and we really really realky are making progress year in year out, any fool can see all that, well most fools can apart from the really old ones of course :-)
There's no fool like an old fool :-)

8.) 17 Apr 2018 03:26:12
Well at least we will find out if the fans are staying away out of protest at the decline of the club under Wenger or just just plain old apathy.
I'm not sure which would be the scariest to the board, but i'm hoping if it has been a protest to make the board wake up the fans don't back out now.

9.) 17 Apr 2018 07:17:06
Both the official attendance of tickets sold and the actual attendance will be virtually a sell out, as it should be.

10.) 17 Apr 2018 07:55:01
Thank for clearing that up for us RG :-)




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24 May 2018 17:47:41
If we kept him. Looking at how he has done on loan and rarely impressing that much at arsenal. Would he not be someone we'd be complaining about next summer asking why he is there.




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23 May 2018 20:48:19
Rather cash in to be honest.




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19 May 2018 16:09:44
True it could well go either way. However you've just summed up the modern day arsenal fan. Stadium could be empty by October. Now the thought of our fans throwing the dummies out and not going to support us is pathetic. I understood the previous time we did that. But if we do that each time we don't get our way we'd look far more ridiculous as a club than taking a risk with arteta.




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19 May 2018 09:10:36
Banbury what's pathetic?, this could work out to be a fantastic appointment. Or the opposite who knows.




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18 May 2018 17:24:56
Will you ever be doing anymore podcasts Ed. Loved listening to them.


{Ed002's Note - Not right now D16.}




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23 May 2018 09:29:15
Of Ozil doesn't sort himself out i'd like naitland and a new defensive midfielder with Ramsey in front behind the forwards. He'd contribute more than ozil seems too.




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21 May 2018 21:58:20
Sorry but that sounds ridiculous. You do realise that monaco team was picked apart due to the talented players they had. Seriously its not a bad choice. It could be good or it could be bad. But let the guy get his arse groove into his seat before we start slating it.


{Ed025's Note - exactly D16..



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21 May 2018 13:13:06
Not too clued up on him if I'm honest. What's wrong with him.




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14 May 2018 21:18:37
I really hope not. He's not ready. If we're going to take a risk then why not risk it with nagelsman.




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13 May 2018 13:23:32
Lol. True but he was being linked with before he announced he is leaving. Seems a bit of a coincidence.