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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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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.



21 Oct 2017 09:18:51
Couldn’t see a post on it. But one area I’ve been so disappointed in this season and for me are where games are being lost. And that it the Central midfield area. I can’t see after two transfer windows we still miss Santi.
Xhaka who I’ve been sticking up for is just not cutting it. Watford was the last straw. He shows moments of quality but are few and far apart for me.

Elneny I like but I just don’t think he is good enough to be a starter.

Ramsey again like others is so inconsistent it’s frustrating

Coq for me is a bit like Elneny. Tries hard but just doesn’t cut it.

So for me as much as I’ve not been a fan
Does wilshere deserve a premier league start with everyone being pretty crap in the cm department. Would niles be worth a go? What do others think.


{Ed025's Note - i have been one of jacks biggest detractors over the years D16 (mainly due to his off field antics) but ability wise he is one of your best players mate..

1.) 21 Oct 2017 11:01:13
Xhaka is only good when where in control. A bit of a flat track bully, he doesn't work hard enough to play that possition, or work hard enough in the right areas . Elneny is a safe player and very rarely if ever does anything wrong but on the other hand doesn't do anything to right either. He is the main culprit for side to side passing and passing backwards, slowing the play down and not tracing with the ball. We're in a situation where we don't have a midfielder that can travel and run with the ball except jack. But for him to flourish we need a better harder working player in there with him. Someone like kante you would see best of jack . We have not played good football since cazorla.

2.) 21 Oct 2017 11:13:56
Le Coq is great at what Le Coq does but he needs the right partner to make it work, Caz complimented him perfectly and we should have replaced Caz in the summer no question of that, trying to make Xhaka work has done and will be continue to be a real problem for us.
34 million is a lot of money to admit youve spent unwisely so Arsene will continue to try and make Xhaka a success.
The tea is crying out for Le Coq Wilshere partnership because it's the closet we have to what worked so well with Caz.
Arsene will eventually accept Xhaka was a miscalculation but that won't happen before the summer at the earliest.

3.) 21 Oct 2017 12:45:38
Ha ha D, "couldnt see a post on it" should of gone to specsavers. Lol.

4.) 21 Oct 2017 14:25:16
Tongue in cheek that part was Steve 😉.

5.) 21 Oct 2017 15:54:17
Spot on D16. Fact is we lack a quality core in both central defense and midfield and without that we won't compete at the top level. We are vulnerable without the ball and always likely to concede. Our successful sides of the past had this. It is also the reason where luxury players like Ozil are exposed as you need all hands to the pump when we don't have possession. With the right core you can carry players like that to some extent as a Silva, Viera, Petit would provide a wall in front of an equally quality defense. They would win the ball back and we would be off in attack again.



31 Aug 2017 22:21:15
Now if we could all keep calm at this post I'm Intrested to hear some views. Quite a few people last season said how they'd like to finish out of the top 4 or think it'll do us good, how do you feel right now? Really has gone tits up this summer hasn't it.


{Ed025's Note - im afraid it has mate..

1.) 31 Aug 2017 23:42:20
D16 I put my hand up, I for one said that and I'm really disappointed as I was hoping a major changes at the club.
I mean what the hell I was expecting from our board and shareholders.

2.) 01 Sep 2017 00:15:05
Putting a bit of context. I think people wishfully thought a finish outside top 4 would catalyst for change, hopefully manager. Unfortunately as we have come to know over recent years, no one is held accountable for anything they do at our club, sorry their business. The players are not held accountable for dismal performances by our manager. He in turn isn't held accountable for any of his bewildering decisions by our non existent board. Rather he is rewarded.

3.) 01 Sep 2017 01:26:32
Arsenal mate I'm not putting it out of context. Least I'm not meaning too. People thought finishing outside the top 4 would be a catalyst for change. They was wrong. Same way I thought arsene finally learnt and will change this summer. I hold my hands up and say I was gullible and wrong. Same again next summer no doubt.

4.) 31 Aug 2017 23:24:05
It has Ed. I thought finishing outside the top 4 wouldn't be a wake up call it'll get worse from there. Then I thought after a promising start it'll be ok. Sadly not. Just wondered how those who wanted that feel now? I am lost for words what is happening.

{Ed025's Note - its bloody mindedness from wenger and kronke is rubbing his hands im sure D16, and for everything arsene has achieved at arsenal it will all go out the window if they are not even challenging for the top spots, now i know its very early in the piece mate...but it does not look good at all..



31 Aug 2017 19:00:51
Surely the fact we haven't rejected Alexis's bid means we might be working on something.


1.) 31 Aug 2017 19:11:42
Exactly my thinking, obviously trying something but imo he doesn't even need replacing, we need defensive players.

2.) 31 Aug 2017 19:36:40
To be perfectly honest, I want the man gone. Had enough of it all summer long.



31 Aug 2017 18:22:41
I'm actually stunned today. It's just looking so grim for us. A player we've bid for 92m has turned us down because he prefers a move to Liverpool. We really have got problems.


{Ed002's Note - No he didn't.}

1.) 31 Aug 2017 18:32:56
so ed what did happen then? did we even make a bid or is it just sly sports creating storeys for deadline day?

{Ed002's Note - It is too late for the medical to be conducted. Wardak had said earlier that Lemar's desire was to play in the CL and he also said at that time Arsenal had not confirmed the package for the player.}

2.) 31 Aug 2017 18:35:37
That's great you replied to this ed I certainly value your information than the journalists who I saw said that. May I ask if you know if lemar deal is dead or was all this 92m offer rubbish.

3.) 31 Aug 2017 18:39:45
Is that irony ed or is that a fact 🤣.

4.) 31 Aug 2017 18:46:44
Ed may technically be correct - but the general sense of the crisis at the club in this post is entirely right.

5.) 31 Aug 2017 18:56:10
Ah that's so annoying ed. dunno why we leave it so late. Is the club working on anyone coming in that you know of Ed? I need something to cling my hope on to 😂.




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19 Nov 2017 13:50:55
I feel you’re not giving us enough credit. Hate to say it but spurs have a great team. Did they play poor or did we make them play poor.




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25 Oct 2017 17:37:34
I only saw the highlights. Did he look promising or will he just be another league cup poster who’ll be forgotten.




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




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20 Oct 2017 08:50:04
Can’t argue with that mate. Too much uncertainty at the club. I’d even had taken arsene rebuilding at the start of the season than this situation we are in.




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16 Oct 2017 22:50:25
That’s the thing. You look into it more I’m sure you’ll find he is an arsenal fan. Bout time someone was honest.





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16 Nov 2017 21:52:47
Excellent as always Ed. Appreciate your work.




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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.




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08 Nov 2017 23:29:54
Thanks for your reply Ed001 I do genuinely like hearing your views. It does seem ozil would be of better leaving. Just one of those things where both may be better of parting ways.


{Ed001's Note - he is one of those players, like Fabregas, Pirlo and a number of others, that are very reliant on others to create the framework around them. Give them the right team and they can win you games, give them the wrong team and they are a liability. Ozil is at the wrong team and is a luxury that Arsenal do not need and cannot afford, at this time. Wenger has never understood how to build a team around him and that is why he is better off moving on to work with a manager who will.

Nice to chat with you D16, I think I am one of the few left that does not just blame Ozil for everything! I watched your last game and the commentator was actually complaining about Ozil not tracking back, being lazy etc as he was chasing back and forced the opponent to play the ball back from a dangerous area to the halfway line. They never even mentioned that he just did that and only mention what he doesn't do. It gets on my nerves to be honest as they will do that of certain players, Sturridge being another one. I have seen him race back to cover a fullback caught up field and the commentator gave the credit to a completely different player. It makes you wonder how much people's perceptions are shaped by things like that, as the commentators clearly have personal agendas against some players.}



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08 Nov 2017 13:07:09
It’s not just his poor performances that worry me. I’m sure I used to see one of the Ed’s maybe 001 few years ago it was the other players letting him down which made him look bad. Maybe it was ed025. If they catch this be nice to hear their view on ozil. Anyway it’s also the terrible attitude that annoys me. Against city he was just sulking at the end and it’s embarrassing. Personally I’d let him go in January. Same with Alexis.


{Ed001's Note - Arsenal are a mess, there are lots of little cliques and people at loggerheads with each other, like Ramsey and Sanchez who hate each other. For a passing player like him, he needs teamwork and movement to get the best out of him. He needs to leave Arsenal.}



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07 Nov 2017 08:20:58
I always said to you Steve xhaka has potential and you and many fans unfairly criticise him.

I aplogise to you all I was wrong!