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09 Aug 2018 14:12:43
Sorry ed, I'm only asking because tethered been an outbreak of reports right now, and hopefully is the last time I ask this, but has arsenal put in a bid for Dembele? It's all over the news that's why mate.


{Ed002's Note - See previous answers - search for what I last said about Dembele and it will all be clear.}

1.) 09 Aug 2018 14:25:43
Thanks Ed I just checked now and u said it’s unlikely so I’ll take it as a no. I was getting so excited about it!



05 Aug 2018 12:03:06
Hello Ed002 can u shed some light on Aaron Ramsey, do u know if he's leaving or staying? Thank u again.


{Ed002's Note - His agent has been discussing an extension with the club and that, I would think, would be first choice if it can be agreed. Someone close to the situation thinks he might suit playing in mainland Europe.}

1.) 05 Aug 2018 18:24:34
Would it just happen to be the Catalan area in Europe ed? 😏.

{Ed002's Note - What?}

2.) 05 Aug 2018 18:30:33
Thanks Ed, so u reckon he will stay get then?

{Ed002's Note - I think they may well reach an agreement.}

3.) 05 Aug 2018 20:04:28
Thanks Ed. On a side note do u to still reckon Aubameyang is a bad boy?

{Ed002's Note - He is what I said he was.}

4.) 05 Aug 2018 21:06:44
DG, he is now our bad boy.

5.) 05 Aug 2018 22:12:35
Lol that sounds a bit weird Steve mate.

6.) 06 Aug 2018 11:26:59
if we're going to go with a 4-2-3-1, where does he fit in? torreira got to be a part of the 2, so you need a guy sitting next to him; xhaka, el neny, even niles can sit in there and do a better job than ramsey. I can't see a place for him. He slows the play up to often and faff's around too much. Everyone knows the no. 10 spot is ozil's, so where does he fit in? those who want to keep him, how you fitting him in? i can't see it. under a week now, COYG.



02 Aug 2018 13:39:31
Hello Ed's, any truth that Lucas Perez is on his way to Italy? And also any truth that Galatasaray are interested In Mustafi? Thank you.


{Ed001's Note - I don't know about Lucas Perez, though he is available. Mustafi was the subject of an enquiry from Galatasaray, price was not to their liking but they might be willing to negotiate down. Personally I think they will wait until after the window closes in the hopes Arsenal need to offload and get him off the wage bill.}

1.) 02 Aug 2018 13:55:40
Thank u ed, do u see arsenal signing another centre back to replace him? And lastly do u see arsenal signing anyone? Thanks again ed.

{Ed001's Note - the issue is Koscielny to be honest, his injury problems could scupper any deal happening and require a centre back regardless. Certainly that is in the club's thinking and why there is a distinct possibility a defender arrives. Other than that I don't know, I don't have anyone inside Mislintat etcs thinking, just know what a few scouts have been told to look for, which is a centre back leader at the back as a long term replacement for Koscielny.}

2.) 02 Aug 2018 14:40:34
Thanks Ed, hopefully we sign a winger and a centre back.



28 Jul 2018 20:39:19
Hello ed, could arsenal be interested in Pulisic? I saw on the other pages that u said he has a very good option somewhere and with us needing a winger and with Sven Mislintat Dortmund connection, is it possible?


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 29 Jul 2018 19:24:11
Thanks ed.

{Ed002's Note - I would say that I can now strike all of the RWs Arsenal had shown interest in off the list - so if they do want one they need to look elsewhere.}

2.) 29 Jul 2018 22:32:59
Thanks Ed, I’m hoping for Dembele but I won’t hold my breathe. Do u know if we are actively still looking to add a rw though?

{Ed002's Note - The club has certainly been considering wingers. Nowadays many have become very versatile and can play on either wing - Salah, Hazard, Bale etc. - but there is always a preferred position. On the left the club are in much better shape. I would not put aside any thoughts about nothing happening. As for Dembele, he was offered to another side but whilst the value that Barcelona put on him was less than they paid, it was still well beyond what the other side valued him at.}

3.) 29 Jul 2018 23:03:19
Is a loan possible ed or is their no way arsenal will look to Dembele?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot rule anything out completely Dags. It would be a significant investment. Barcelona would likely not now look to a loan but will look for a sale if he is to leave - and he will want to know where he stands.}

4.) 29 Jul 2018 23:32:32
Thank you ed, I hope we sign at least one more player.

{Ed002's Note - I would think so.}

5.) 03 Aug 2018 16:12:14
I didn’t follow la liga last season but why would they already be looking to get rid of Dembele? Did he not perform as well as hoped/ expected?



15 Jul 2018 13:21:42
Ed002 any chance of the podcast today?


{Ed002's Note - Yes, Megasharkopod vs Godzilla will be available soon.}

1.) 15 Jul 2018 13:41:21
😂thank you ed, looking forward to it mate!

2.) 15 Jul 2018 17:22:58
Ive been checking back here for the podcast every hour😂.

{Ed002's Note - It has been uploaded already. You can download it here:

3.) 15 Jul 2018 22:17:17
Great shark pod ed.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}

4.) 15 Jul 2018 22:51:58
Loved it Ed. Especially the sokratis song 🤣.




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13 Aug 2018 13:01:43
Hello Ed002, I just would want to ask that if Stan Kroenke eventual takeover at arsenal do you see it as a bad thing? Everybody says it is due to the fact he doesn't spend money etc, however, what do you expect from the takeover, what are your views?


{Ed002's Note - Usmanov has been desperate to take over the club fully for a number of years which would have been a good thing. Kroenke has frustrated his efforts with the intention of hoping he gets bored with it and agrees to sell. It will mean a step change in terms of accountability, it will likely remove any say the supporters have in the club, it will see a restructuring to look to maximise income whilst maintaining investment. As a business the future would be seemingly potentially good, but any thoughts of a "family" type club will be gone completely.}

1.) 13 Aug 2018 18:00:28
Thanks Ed, would u expect him to put more money into arsenal or is it a question you cannot answer?

{Ed002's Note - I don't really understand the question. He would buy out the rest of the shares, but what would this money be for? The stadium should be fine.}

2.) 13 Aug 2018 21:06:12
I should of been more clear, I mean in terms of money for buying players as it is well known that arsenal prefer to work on a tight budget.

3.) 13 Aug 2018 21:44:13
Judging from the other teams he bought, he doesn't strike me as a guy that wants to win. i will be shocked if he spends 200 million quid.



10 Aug 2018 15:10:17
Ed with sky sports reporting that we can still loan players can you let us know if this is the case? It's a bit confusing because I thought we couldn't loan anyone.


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what they have been reporting but players can still be sold and loaned out. Arsenal are not getting any more players in.}

1.) 10 Aug 2018 15:23:33
Thank u, they were reporting something about the “loan window” but thank u for clearing that up.

2.) 10 Aug 2018 18:03:40
Isn't it a loan window for football league clubs only in England not premier league clubs.
I thank ( don't know) but think once the window shuts there is a period where clubs can loan outside their league to get players experience or just off the wage bill for a bit.

{Ed002's Note - The Football League loan window stays open - but i is nothing to do with Arsenal (at least not yet).}

3.) 10 Aug 2018 18:40:08
Sounds good to me, if the loan system works for clubs good for them, personally I think it's short sighed because you are hoping to improve other clubs players rather than bring through your own who might one day be worth a few quid.
Just my view but I'm not a fan of loan players in but if other clubs want to take our fringe or younger players out well that's down to them.



09 Aug 2018 19:12:49
I just want to thank all the Ed's for their hard work this summer, it's been fantastic. Thanks Ed002 with the podcasts and thank u for all the other Ed's for dealing with our questions, you have all been really helpful and on behalf of everyone from the arsenal page a big thank you!


{Ed002's Note - Thank you all as well. I will do some earlier Sharkopods, probably once the manager search starts. I might do one next week on how I think the clubs have done.}



03 Aug 2018 14:15:33
Hello Ed002 I know u said Ivan Gazidis could leave, but has there been any developments on the matter please?


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

1.) 03 Aug 2018 14:57:29
Thanks, all over the newspapers that he’s leaving but that arsenal are trying to convince him to stay.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 17:51:23
No disrespect to him or anyone but what does he do that is impossible for someone else to do?
I'm possible naive but is he outstandingly brilliant at what he does for us or are there plenty of others who do that job equally well?

3.) 04 Aug 2018 08:21:20
I don't know how worthwhile he is or whether we could find someone better, but you've got to think he must be well regarded if Milan want him and we don't want to lose him. If there were plenty others who could do the job just as well Milan would just get one of them surely?

4.) 04 Aug 2018 09:12:39
I did think that myself Eden but I've never heard anyone say anything great about him but I've heard plenty moan about him in the past.
I'm not really sure what he does or doesn't do or how good or average he is at what he does but until it was mentioned he might be leaving he hardly got a mention and if he did I've never heard a positive so why is it an issue if he goes?
I'm totally ignorant to how his leaving will hurt us but open to being educated by anyone who does know and understand better than me and can explain why it's a problem for us not to have him around anymore?



29 Jul 2018 23:41:03
Can Ed001 or Ed002 give us their predictions for this premier league season? Winners and top 4 please?


{Ed002's Note - Manchester City will be tough to beat. Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs will settle in to some order but I doubt I can sensibly say which. In terms of interlopers - which Burnley had a shot at last year - it is tough to see right now. The money available to English sides means it is going to be down to settling in new players and performing which could backfire on clubs making significant numerical changes. Some may not have spent well - certainly a couple look to be doing naive business in my view. Quietly moving along are a coupole of others. So overall it is hard to predict.}

1.) 30 Jul 2018 07:53:44
Interesting season ahead. Arsenal have had a change of manager and 5 new players. Both Manchester clubs are strong. Liverpool have made quality signings. Chelsea have a new manager and some top players appear unsettled. Toot have made no signings yet and the dual problems of moving into a new stadium and having had so many players on World Cup duty. My guess would be that Man C, Man U and Liverpool look favourites to finish top 4 and contest the title. Leaving Arsenal, Chelsea and the Toot fighting for the final top four spot.

2.) 30 Jul 2018 09:19:49
2 of the other 4.
So many variables amongst the others with Spurs not buying plus so many players at the world cup
Chelsea new manger usually brings a successful season but the competition is at an all time high just to make top 4.
United should be better than last season but is Jose an asset or hindrance to them?
Arsenal I think will impress with unquestionably improvement but whether it will be enough for top 4 this season is anyone's guess simply because of the quality and strength of competition for those places.
I think Chelsea and Arsenal will both go a long long way in the Europa league.

3.) 30 Jul 2018 20:10:29
Same as Gunner62 with the good signings Liverpool have made they will be most likely challengers to Man City. After them two anyones guess tbh. between Utd, Chelsea, Spurs and us. Man Utd is not happy camp at the moment and the relationship between Mourinho and the directors seems strained, publically being critical of some players is never good sign, but as always they have plenty of money to still make some big signings to make a difference. Chelsea a bit of unknown quantity with a new man in charge, but losing Cortouis and possibly Willian will be a big blow. Spurs no signings as yet and they like we did will feel the financial strain of a new stadium, they make struggle to make there new home a hard place to visit. Then us there are positives signs coming out from the sqaud morale side of things and players look happy and well on board with his methods to hit the ground running. Some key signings made so we have a decent chance of top 4 will be very tight.

4.) 30 Jul 2018 21:40:43
Yeah it should be both very tight and very very exciting where I'm hopeful of us Gooners once again keeping an eye on Spurs Chelsea United possibly Liverpool city results too as they once again concern us.
Will make a nice change from hoping Burnley drop points :-)




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09 Aug 2018 14:25:43
Thanks Ed I just checked now and u said it’s unlikely so I’ll take it as a no. I was getting so excited about it!




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08 Aug 2018 16:18:37
Thanks Ed, but you see no winger coming in then if that’s correct?


{Ed002's Note - See previous answer.}



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08 Aug 2018 13:09:23
Arsenal annoy me, can I ask what names could still be in the frame ed?


{Ed002's Note - If Arsenal were open to a deal involving David Ospina a potential deal (or mistake) involving Vida is viable.}



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08 Aug 2018 12:55:01
Ed do u still expect another signing?


{Ed002's Note - Not if they don’t sell first.}



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05 Aug 2018 22:12:35
Lol that sounds a bit weird Steve mate.





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13 Aug 2018 21:06:12
I should of been more clear, I mean in terms of money for buying players as it is well known that arsenal prefer to work on a tight budget.




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13 Aug 2018 18:00:28
Thanks Ed, would u expect him to put more money into arsenal or is it a question you cannot answer?


{Ed002's Note - I don't really understand the question. He would buy out the rest of the shares, but what would this money be for? The stadium should be fine.}



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10 Aug 2018 15:23:33
Thank u, they were reporting something about the “loan window” but thank u for clearing that up.




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06 Aug 2018 18:17:32
Lool i'm joking ed.




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06 Aug 2018 17:22:00
That arsenal are looking to buy Boateng?


{Ed002's Note - Gosh.}