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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.



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.}




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11 Mar 2018 13:25:14
Hearing mertesacker interview where is he is saying he'd rather not play again because of the physical and mental burden for some reason really annoyed me. Just explains a lot when our captain comes out with something like that. Not really the mental attitude of a leader to me.


1.) 11 Mar 2018 13:56:51
It's not good but at least it's honest and I'd rather not have him on the pitch pretending.

2.) 11 Mar 2018 14:32:48
But why on earth did we keep him for this season. It's very odd.

3.) 11 Mar 2018 14:59:56
Just like Artetta Rosicky before him he's good in the changing room apparently, which is handy just imagine where we'd be without their input and had to rely on players who we pay to be good on the pitch instead.
Makes you think doesn't it :-)



07 Mar 2018 10:21:35
Now forgetting the manager situation so this post isn't bombarded with a new manager comments lol.

But I think when we start rebuilding we really do need a new spine of the team. Obv cf we don't need another first teamer. So a new gk cb and cm are essential. I'm liking the looks of leno. Hopefully we move for him in goal. Cb we need a leader. Any thoughts for That? And a big tall cm to take the game by the scruff of the neck. i'm huge fan of savic but that'll never happen and dunno if he got a that mould. Doucoure might fit that cm role he has impressed me this season. What is everyone else's thought for the spine of the team. Obv more is needed but we won't get it all one summer.


1.) 07 Mar 2018 10:31:14
It’s so difficult to pick out who would be great where, like you say Savic will be way to expensive for me.

Central defenders are a nightmare, I was trying to think of all the recent big money buys across the top clubs and which if any CD stood out, maybe Alderweireld would be the only one whose truly shone.

2.) 07 Mar 2018 11:41:12
A Keeper, 2 CB's and 2 DM's.

Keeper - Butland (Stoke)

CB's - Alderweireld is ideal, but I know him and he would not sign for Arsenal.
Maguire (Leicester) and Tarkowski (Burnley)

DM's - Lamina (Southampton) and Doucoure' (Watford)

I would sell/ loan/ release:
Holding (loan)
Iwobi (loan)

3.) 07 Mar 2018 13:01:52

4.) 07 Mar 2018 12:55:47
Thanks whichever editor edited this for me i made a right hash of sending it lol. Yeah I agree we need 2 cb and 2 cm but I was trying to be realistic as can't see it. I am struggling to think if defenders tho. As you said a lot of big money signings haven't done too well. Umtiti is he available? He looked quite good prior his move to Barca. Maybe that'll be worth the risk. Or rugani. We really need a big change this summer.

{Ed002's Note - Both Umtiti and Rugani are seemingly heading elsewhere if they are sold - regardless Arsenal are not interested in either. I fear that Chris Smalling might be seen as an option but Medhi Benatia (CB) will remain first choice.}

5.) 07 Mar 2018 17:14:30
Thank you for replying to that ed002 I appreciate it. wouldn't be too happy with smalling and haven't much knowledge on benatia. I wonder if there is to be a new manager this summer if the players We've been looking at in all positions will change slightly. Or is it the new head of Scouting that reccomends these players. Must admit I'm slightly out of touch with who decides which players to bring In these days.

{Ed002's Note - Any new manager would have a significant input but so will the Director of Football and the scouting team.}

6.) 07 Mar 2018 18:34:43
Are we still interested in Johnny Evans?
Does he have a £3m buyout if West Brom are relegated?
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - I would doubt there is interest.}

7.) 07 Mar 2018 22:25:39
Thank you Ed.

8.) 07 Mar 2018 22:33:09
Thanks for the reply ed.



03 Mar 2018 09:05:58
I really do expect arsene to leave at the end of the season and I will be relieved to say the least. What I wanted to say is just how weird personally I think I'll find it I'm 30 and started watching football in 97. So I've only ever known arsene as our manager. Surely I'm. It the only one that will find it odd changing manager in for the first time. But also excited with expectation of someone bringing back the club we all love.


1.) 03 Mar 2018 09:33:14
Hi 16 mate, it's weird because in my job I meet a lot of Arsenal fans of all ages and it always surprises me how many young fans are very much Arsene in despite many of them never having any real memory of us challenging for a title.
I'd have expected it to be the other way around with us oldies being more loyal and afraid of change but it seems for those who have only ever known Arsene as our manager they find it really difficult to let go of Arsenes past achievements even though many of can hardly if at all remember any of them.
I'd have thought the younger fans would be the most hungry for success they themselves can experience but it seems a very high percentage of them are so loyal to Arsene and frightened of life without him being in charge.

2.) 03 Mar 2018 10:50:14
im the same age D16 and have wanted him gone for half a decade at least.

3.) 03 Mar 2018 10:57:35
Wow Derby you had a tough paper round judging by your photo mate, was it the M25 mate?

4.) 03 Mar 2018 11:27:07
That is surprising 62. It seems so long ago we was challenging for the league doesn't it. Derby I must be honest and say I remember you wanting him out long ago and thought you was foolish for that. But I hold my hands up and admit you was right and I was wrong. I'm certainly wanting him to go now. But with a heavy heart because of all he has done. However as I said it seem a so long ago now.

5.) 03 Mar 2018 23:56:25
D16 I hate the right and wrong debate. I just want it ended lol been dragging on so long and my hairline can't hack it

62 its stressful money laundering lol.



04 Feb 2018 21:57:17
Something I have noticed the last few games and especially yesterday. There seems a lot more togetherness. When we score it's good to see the team looking more like a team. Not saying it was all down to Alexis but they all seemed a lot happier and more of a team since this was sorted.


1.) 04 Feb 2018 22:26:29
Can't remember who, but when Sanchez left, one of the player's posted that there was a lot more harmony in the dressing room.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 23:06:09
16 - very true. Almost entire team celebrated the goals.

Great to see.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 23:48:13
It is great to see. Not saying it's all down to Alexis but does seem a lot of negativity has gone for now.

4.) 05 Feb 2018 20:02:31
Dags it was Elneny who posted it. I completely agree with you guys.



31 Jan 2018 23:02:31
I swear a year ago people were moaning on here that Walcott isn't good enough and neither was giroud. Fast forward a year and we have lacazette and aubameyang and them two have gone. And some are still moaning. Fair enough moan that we haven't sorted our leaky defence. But don't get the other one 😂.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 23:16:59
Is it the same people moaning we had them, and now moaning we don't? because i'd be amazed if true. I'm glad Walcott went. He will do well at Everton as he won't have to play against teams sitting 11 men behind the ball.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 23:26:38
I've seen various people doing it. To be fair I wouldn't know what their opinions of them were last year so be interesting that one.

3.) 01 Feb 2018 00:22:18
I think the people moaning not just about them but also about whos been preferred to be kept instead such as Iwobi and Welbeck and don't say Iwobi is still young, ganabry was young and a lot better than Iwobi.
However, very pleased with our attacking players its just what D12 mentioned how the hell we didn’t get any defnder is beyond thinking.

4.) 01 Feb 2018 00:51:04
Not me I've always been strong on walcott.

5.) 01 Feb 2018 10:47:19
To be fair, There is no excuse for keeping Welbeck and Iwobi over him. But we have had, and still have fair to many average players who were drifting. Walcott will do great at Everton and was fight time for his move. He went stale at Arsenal. Now Arsenal have gone stale.




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11 Mar 2018 21:32:05
I doubt it as well Steve. But you never know right.




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05 Mar 2018 17:10:21
Maybe a fresh start will do him some good. I swear some of us have forgotten what a great manager he can be. Perhaps less control he will show his worth again. Or not who knows lol.




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05 Mar 2018 12:15:53
I hope he announces he is leaving before the last games of the season. Just so we can give him the send off he deserves.




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27 Feb 2018 08:44:41
Who would your ex player list be Steve? Been interesting to see if viera would be up for it or capable. Sure he'd put the team into order.




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26 Feb 2018 07:57:20
I really hope Henry is not considered. Last thing we need is a manager with no experience regardless of how exceptional he was.





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17 Mar 2018 09:59:12
If arsene started welbeck ahead of aubameyang you'll see me personally escort him to a psychiatric ward. Didn't think welbeck had a good game against Milan myself regardless of 2 goals.




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11 Mar 2018 14:32:48
But why on earth did we keep him for this season. It's very odd.




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07 Mar 2018 22:33:55
Thanks ed I will keep an eye out for it. Always enjoy reading your articles 👍.


{Ed001's Note - thank you mate glad you enjoy.}



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07 Mar 2018 22:33:09
Thanks for the reply ed.




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07 Mar 2018 17:14:30
Thank you for replying to that ed002 I appreciate it. wouldn't be too happy with smalling and haven't much knowledge on benatia. I wonder if there is to be a new manager this summer if the players We've been looking at in all positions will change slightly. Or is it the new head of Scouting that reccomends these players. Must admit I'm slightly out of touch with who decides which players to bring In these days.


{Ed002's Note - Any new manager would have a significant input but so will the Director of Football and the scouting team.}