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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.



25 Jul 2017 13:15:20
I did use the search bar and could only find an answer from ed002 in may and I'd imagine things may have changed by then. Was wondering if it's true that arsenal are interested in Ross Barkley. I thought he'd stay or go spurs but now the favourites are suddenly arsenal. Was wondering if ed could kindly shed some light on the situation regarding Barkley. Thanks either way.


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

1.) 25 Jul 2017 17:09:27
Thank you ed. apologies that I asked the same question as someone else there.

{Ed002's Note - No problem.}



24 Jul 2017 10:57:48
Thought I'd push my luck seeing as Ed002 has been kind enough to answer a few lately. No worries if not tho. I saw on the Liverpool page few weeks ago that arsenal wanted further discussions with Southampton regarding van dijk. Was wondering if anything came if this seeing as he has been left out of there tour. I'd expect if he moves it'll be to Liverpool but thought I'd ask.


{Ed002's Note - Neither Arsenal nor Chelsea has had any further discussions as they have been told he is not for sale. If that changes, Southampton know of the interest.}




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18 Jan 2018 13:35:44
Didn't seem too positive on Malcolm coming in arsenes interview. Was hoping that would be almost tied up seeing as he is Walcotts replacement.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 14:54:12
I would like to think that he had the replacements for coq, sanchez and Walcott all but agreed before letting them go!



17 Jan 2018 19:53:01
Gotta say best of luck to Theo. Hope the fans give him a warm welcome. Hopefully that now means Malcolm will come in soon.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 20:45:18
I hope so mate. Would be insane if a deal wasn’t there waiting after a player is sold.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 20:50:25
Nice guy always polite maybe too nice . Hope you enjoy the rest of your career.



12 Jan 2018 19:47:58
So rumour has it city aren't willing to go above 20m. What do people think we should do then. Just settle for 20 or stand our ground.


1.) 12 Jan 2018 19:59:30
We should of taken the 60 million in the summer

Another Wenger f### up.

2.) 12 Jan 2018 20:28:54
Agree. But the summer is over which is why I asked about now.

3.) 12 Jan 2018 20:36:56
D i'm sure the club will do the right thing. Their judgement is always spot on.

4.) 12 Jan 2018 22:29:38
Lol you two make me laugh. Yeah you're right he should've gone in the summer. And Steve your sarcasm is warranted as yeah they've messed up a lot lately. But do you have to ruin a simple question I asked my using it to have digs about arsene and how the club is ran. Feel free but instead of the repetitive replies maybe have an input to the question. 😂.

5.) 12 Jan 2018 22:52:06
take the money and move on. meanwhile ozil is sitting there thinking yep spot lights off me.

6.) 13 Jan 2018 09:39:37
Depends how much of a disruptive influence he is, it seems like few people get on with him, so it may be better to get him out if that's going to effect our performances, but if there's any chance keeping him gets us in to the top 4 then that's worth more than the 20 mil, it's a shame Chile didn't get into the world cup as he might be putting in a bit more effort to keep up his form.



10 Jan 2018 20:32:30
I swear xhaka could well be the worst corner taker I've ever seen.


1.) 10 Jan 2018 20:56:16
Good job you ain't seen me then 😂.

2.) 10 Jan 2018 21:56:10
To be honest I’m surprised how few decent takers there seems to be on the prem most fellas can’t beat the first man.



13 Nov 2017 17:50:13
Not really one to say much bout arsene but see him banging on bout the ref in the city game again. Seriously it’s embarrassing.


1.) 13 Nov 2017 18:19:23
Personally I think Arsene is sometimes embarrassed by the team but is always always loyal to them so sometimes makes excuses for them that deep down he doesn't really believe himself.
Some managers are open to publicly expressing how poor their own team were after a poor performance but that has never really been Arsenes style.

2.) 13 Nov 2017 21:05:38
D i think he does it to try and hide his own team errors in that game in particular. The ref was average and wenger was terrible.

3.) 14 Nov 2017 08:20:53
I do agree he isn’t one to publicly slate the players and I am for that. Just fed up of hearing bout that game lol. And Steve you’re right he was terrible. I just wish he’d be more ruthless this season and start dropping people who are playing crap. On the top of my head I’d rather see some 16 year old kid playing his heart out then xhaka standing there picking his nose.

4.) 14 Nov 2017 09:33:58
Having now read the interview I think I finally get Arsene and fans like Ty from Arsenal fan TV.
Some including myself have called them all deluded talking about titles or even a top 3 finish but it's a lot lot more than deluding themselves or even being positive it's about a reason to keep going.

If Arsene admits and accepts that we really are that poor and fans really start thinking even top 4 is beyond us then what is the point!
What's the point of bothering if you accept it's all a pretty pointless excersiise, there has to be a reason to be excited and ambitious even if to the rest of the world it's crazy.

To Arsene and Ty plus many more fans until it becomes mathematically impossible for us to win the league then we are still in the race which is why Arsene says " city are good but not unstoppable "
I don't agree but for the first time I think I actually understand how and why they see things differently to the rest of the footballing world.

5.) 14 Nov 2017 10:13:00
Morning John, you should all do what I do and don't bother watching the tyrants press conferences. All he does is lie and make excuses.
I have even given up watching games. I'm not going to waste my time and money watching the bollox he dishes up week after week.

International football is more exciting than watching the Arsenal

Just go Wenger and take those crap players you put your faith in week in and week out

Arsenal fc rest in peace.

6.) 14 Nov 2017 11:12:07
Morning Mark mate, as you know I'm with you 100% on Arsene the board and most of the team need replacing.
But I do get more now why many fans simply don't accept that.
Some fans buy into all the Mbappe type rumours simply because it's exciting and all the time we are linked with top players to them we are a top club still, true or not it's irrelevant simply because it's exciting and a reason to keep going.
Football is the entertainment businesses and while everyone wants us to be great to watch again and back in serious contention for top prizes not everybody is happy to buy into the doom and gloom even if it is the reality of the situation.
The Arsenal to bid for Messi headline isn't going to fool to many people into wasting their time even reading the article except for those who haven't given up and still dare to dream, for them it's a real possibility and until proven 100% to not be happening its something to be excited about.
I get those who have thrown in the towel on this current Arsenal set up totally but for the first time I'm beginning to see why others not only refuse to give up but refuse to accept we are not going to win the league until it becomes absolutely impossible for us to do so, if they accept what the rest of football thinks then what is the point of buying this season's shirt or going to the game or even the pub with their mates to watch the game or even being bothered to watch the game on TV at home.
I think for us all supporting Arsenal meant living your life around the games, making sure you got home from work in time for midweek games even booking a holiday trying to fit in around the Arsenal games, for some fans those days are gone and won't ever return for others they are simply taking time out from the current Arsenal set but for many many fans Arsenal football club is still a huge part of their day to day lives and for them each and every positive is worth getting excited about, if Arsene stays cool, it's stability and this could be his season, if he goes cool it's a fresh start and time to get behind a new man with new ideas, either way it's a positive as is almost anything and everything to do with Arsenal football club, because it's their club and thier way of life regardless of Wenger Kronke Xhaka Sanchez or anyone else.
I get that now the penny finally drops :-) on why some feel as they do.

7.) 14 Nov 2017 19:54:33
I’ve put so much faith/ hope into Wenger that he’d come good again but even before the City game he’d managed to repeat everything that is wrong at Arsenal, every mistake from countless previous seasons from poor tactics, lack of motivation and yet another massive failure in the transfer window. The lies about injuries, Welbeck will be out 2 or 3 weeks, 6 weeks later still no sign.

He is here because he can’t let go and he achieves everything that Stan “No ambition” Kroenke wants him to achieve. He really has become no better than those managers that seem to cycle around the lower clubs.

Instead of taking strides forward we are heading backwards at an ever more alarming rate. Sanchez is, rightly for him, on his toes as soon as it’s humanly possible.

The really sad thing is even when he’s gone, Wenger that is, we’ll still have that utter buffoon Kroenke effectively knee capping us as a club.

I used to be so passionate about this club and now I’m truly bored to death with it. We are a standing joke under Wenger because his mentality runs right the way through it, his weaknesses are truly killing us as any kind of force.

So I really don’t see us becoming a force again any time soon. We’ve got to a point where two players who should be helping us to win league titles are going to go else where. It is shocking that we will have wasted both of them and failed to make the most of them when here.

I’ve wanted to support and be behind the team and players but I’ve reached a point where I’m thinking why. I’m certain the talents there but Wenger’s killing it. He’s made what looked to be really impressive youngsters, Bellerin, Holding and Chambers go backwards.

Wenger’s use, or lack there of, of Lacazette has been criminal. Left on the bench for our two biggest games alone is just incredulous.

From someone who loved the guy, the time cannot come quick enough for me to get Wenger out of our club, get him totally out of it, I don’t want his insipid mentality anywhere near Arsenal.

I know that with Kroenke at the helm not much will really change but just get someone in with a whole new outlook. Get rid of these 8-2’s and 6-1’s get rid of this cosy jobs for the boys. A manager with real passion not one who has people like Mourinho who hold a hoodoo over him.

I’ve slated Wayne Rooney because he’s been clinging to a once great career for years and Wenger is doing exactly that. When your time comes you have to realise it and Wenger’s time sadly in honest reflection came quite a few years ago.

8.) 14 Nov 2017 20:15:30
I echo all that stoner, that could be said about most of us who have and do support this great club. Its funny but i don't hear anyone support wenger, i just think he has just pissed most of us off with his arrogant blindness in himself.




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16 Jan 2018 10:11:58
Nice read there ed thank you.




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15 Jan 2018 10:26:29
Exactly ed. Is it because he is English and their was so much hope and potential for him. I agree with the bad touch. It's that reason I believe is why he gets injured so much. Bad touch then a crunching 50/ 50. Arsenal are in such a terrible state and of we're relying on players like Wilshire it's going to get worse.


{Ed001's Note - his first touch is appalling. He controls the ball so loosely that he is always overstretching himself when he has the ball. It is little wonder he picks up injuries when he is right at his limits of flexibility at the point of contact. He probably should have been sent to train in something like Karate to work on his flexibility, but football clubs very rarely think like that at the professional level. Though Man Utd are having to do so now, they even send youngsters to train in how to fall without hurting themselves because kids today no longer learn it through playing outside. You don't fall over sat on your arse on a games console!}



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15 Jan 2018 08:06:41
Really loved that reply ed. I've only seen him a handful of times but you can see he can be a star and I hope we get him. We do need more but least It'll be a step in direction. And as for your summary of a few of our players spot on. It baffles me every game I watch how they completely love everything Wilshire does. We must replace cech and how iwobi gets in the team I dunno. I could go on for ages with each player as I'm sure you could too.


{Ed001's Note - I really do not get the Wilshere love-in either. He is one of the weak links in a very weak side, but everything he does is greeted by paroxysms of delight by the commentators and fans. He gave the ball away and it was 'wonderful vision', despite it only being a 5 yard pass straight ahead that he messed up. I am not sure how much vision is required to see 5 yards, but I am extremely short-sighted and would still back myself to have seen that pass without my glasses on! He passed it 5 yards sideways and the commentator called it a 'lovely touch'. He bumbled the ball through their defence on the edge of the box, miscontrolling it and it bouncing around to ricochet through, but that was a 'fantastic piece of skill' according to Townsend. Sometimes you just wonder what people are watching!}



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14 Jan 2018 22:44:27
Haha Banbury what are you smoking. Too many fans are shooting down rumoured signings I see it on here loads. My 20 year plan. Just because I feel we'd be lucky to get Malcolm. No he won't be enough and we need more but he'd be a good signing. And you're talking about how many goals he has scored like he's a striker. Do some proper research then slag him off for how many goals he has scored. Apologises if I'm reading it wrong just seemed like a moan he isn't good enough before he had started.

On another note haven't we got new people sorting and looking for the players to bring in. Maybe things will change. So I keep telling myself lol.




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14 Jan 2018 21:33:35
Banbury you're slagging off players who we could sign before they even kick a ball. I'm so thankful fans like you are a small minority.





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16 Jan 2018 22:58:35
Ed002 seeing as this topic was about arsene I was wondering what your opinion is on the job he is doing at arsenal and why his stature if that's the right word for it has declined so much in many of the fans views.


{Ed002's Note - He should have moved on a couple of years ago. I would think with the management changes that he will move on in the summer. I don't think his stature has declined at all - he has done what he sees as best for Arsenal.}



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17 Jan 2018 07:52:51
The modern footballer that isn't it ed lol.


{Ed025's Note - it certainly is D16, overpaid prima-donnas who dont give a toss about the club or supporters mate..



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16 Jan 2018 17:13:34
Ed025 why do you keep saying arsene will go in the summer. You heard something or just being a tease haha. On the topic I personally think this move should've come years ago for theo.




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15 Jan 2018 22:37:38
I agree Steve. Just for me the last few weeks we've been debating players who have left week who aren't good enough. But neither are a lot of the players in our squad. It's ludicrous how we've got to the point we're debating which average player is the better one. Xhaka or coq. Gabriel or chambers. I know the fee differences come into it before you say that. But that aside none of those players are good enough. That's just on the top of my head. Sure there's more comparisons.




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15 Jan 2018 20:57:02
I think some people just forget how average and if say a liability those players were for us.