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18 Nov 2018 09:48:02
Hello Ed002, do arsenal have any targets in the January transfer window that you see could happen?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed002's Note - I cannot really answer on the timing of transfers, clubs don't look to sell in January as it is difficult to replace players. Arsenal do need a right sided winger and a CM player and could soon need to look again at the CBs and a GK. But the scouts are continuing to look hard at players.}


1.) 18 Nov 2018 19:45:21
Ed, based on the above : any interest in Hector Herrera. Seems to tick a lot of boxes for our midfield.
Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breathe.}


2.) 19 Nov 2018 11:45:37
Thanks Ed, maybe I’m wrong but with Rabbiot contract expiring next summer (I think) , would you expect arsenal to either attempt to sign him in January or even sign a pre-contract agreement with him?

{Ed002's Note - No, I don’t expect that to happen.}


 

 

24 Oct 2018 12:01:21
Hello ed, just wanted to ask about Kolasinac. In my personal opinion he's unfit, poor defensively and has been a bit injury prone. Do u expect him to leave or do u know if we are looking to sign a new 1st team left back?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed002's Note - Right now I don't think Arsenal see a new LB as a priority and their focus is elsewhere. I am not aware of any plans to sell SK and it is Monreal who may see a youngster replace him from within the club.}


1.) 24 Oct 2018 16:44:49
Thanks Ed, I know it’s long away but do u see us strengthening in January?

{Ed002's Note - I can tell you where I know of interest but it is not normally possible to answer questions about the timing of transfers. There are certainly a couple of positions the club need top look at addressing but right now we don't know if they will look to do something in January or not. Clubs are not keen to sell then because it is harder to find replacements; will Ramsey leave in January and can he be replaced; players may still be involved in Champions League competition; etc..}


2.) 24 Oct 2018 17:18:55
We don't seem to have any young lbs at the club ed unless they plan to us maitland niles there.


3.) 25 Oct 2018 10:12:39
If reports are to be believed Emery isn't impressed by the options at LB and apparently looked into signing a LB during last summer's window.
Monreal is out of contract in June and turns 33 in February. Whilst Kolasinac started well at the club, then was mysteriously dropped by Wenger, has suffered injuries, looks way too bulky and doesn't convince defensively.
I have a feeling that unless a good opportunity arises we won't sign a LB until the summer. With £70m spent during the last window and reports that £40m is the budget for the next window, we will again look to make clever cheap signings. Hence, the reports that we may try to sign Moreno on a free from Liverpool in the summer window. I am aware that Arsenal fans seem to be unimpressed by Moreno, but perhaps he is the best we can expect, with a restricted budget and other positions also needing filling. I don't believe that right footed fill in options are Emery's choice. The likes of Maitland-Niles, Lichtsteiner and Xhaka playing at LB, are an emergency measure, not a solution. I wonder tonight if Lichtsteiner will replace Bellerin at LB and Jenkinson switch to LB, despite being a right footed RB.


4.) 27 Oct 2018 12:24:56
What about that young lb we signed last year who is on loan.


5.) 27 Oct 2018 13:52:58
Hey ed001 what's your opinion of moreno, is he better than what we have? and God forbid do we have serious interest in him and is he the best we can hope for? We are weak in the full back areas, there's no point scrimping and getting someone on a free who doesn't improve us at all we need to pay the money and get someone who will hold down the position long term. Not another free who will be a liability and need replacing again.

{Ed001's Note - he has plenty of ability but he lacks any intelligence. However Emery will not leave him to use his brain, he will give him instructions to follow so he should be ok for you.}


6.) 27 Oct 2018 14:48:55
That's slightly reassuring, we are interested in him then? Does klopp not already do that? And he hasn't looked that great for you?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of any interest in him from Arsenal and he would prefer to return to Spain. Klopp likes players to use their own brain and think for themselves, he gives them room to make choices for themselves.}


7.) 27 Oct 2018 15:34:25
Well Yeh there's only so much instruction you can give someone, they have to be able to think for themselves if something unforseen happens on the pitch.


8.) 29 Oct 2018 12:23:46
I would be surprised if it were not a priority. We have Xhaka, not the most skilful defensive player at left back. Along with a quality centre half, I can't see any greater requirement than at left back. Numerous sources suggest that Emery is less than well disposed to what we currently have available in that position.


 

 

28 Aug 2018 18:31:32
Hello eds, any idea if reiss Nelson is going out on loan or a permanent deal please?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed002's Note - Hoffenheim are looking for permanent deals and not patches for a year on loan.}


1.) 29 Aug 2018 11:58:06
Thanks Ed, any truth in Lacazette leaving?

{Ed002's Note - To go where?}


2.) 29 Aug 2018 13:58:16
Oh never mind, reports were saying he’s angry and what’s to leave.


 

 

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.

DagenhamGooner

{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.

DagenhamGooner

{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.


 

 

 

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11 Oct 2018 11:04:07
Hello Ed's! I haven't posted here in a long time but I have a question. I presume you have all seen arsenal this season and I have the question, where do u think we will finish the season based on our performances this season? I'm interested to see if u think we are getting carried away!?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed001's Note - I think somewhere between 4th and 6th. While there is a lot of people getting carried away with the performances, which have not been all that good overall. I mean giving up 21 shots to a team as utterly awful as Fulham is not a good performance to my mind. I watched that game and Arsenal were ok, but it was no different from the kind of performance we saw under Wenger in far too many respects. It is clear Emery has not fixed the underlying issues at all. All he has done is enhanced the strong points and it has created the same hysteria amongst Arsenal fans we used to get every year under Wenger when they got off to a good start. I remember we used to have a couple of Arsenal editors in the past, nice lads but every time the team won a game they would be telling me Arsenal were going to win the league.

The key is for Arsenal to keep the run going and build confidence and then 4th is theirs. However any blip in the near future could completely derail things. One good thing is that Emery has at least realised that Lacazette is a better option than PEA up front. While PEA scores goals, he adversely affects the rest of the performance imo. Lacazette does more for the team as a whole.

This is a long season and it is only natural to get excited by a good run of results, but not one Arsenal performance has actually stood out to me as a good one. Results good, yes. Performances have looked shaky and on the verge of losing. However that was exactly the same with every team I have ever seen Emery manage. He never seems to build a team that is able to just dominate and control games. They always allow chances and always look like they are going to concede, no matter how weak the opponent. Sometimes they get results anyway, but it always feels like his team are getting away with it to a degree and at some point will be found out. When things turn sour for him, they always seem to crash down around his ears because he is not good at dealing with the big egos, which is why it is probably for the best Ramsey goes.}


1.) 11 Oct 2018 11:44:21
Thanks Ed for the detailed response, I’m just hoping we win the Europa league. It may be a bit evil for me to ask but how long do u see emery staying at arsenal?

{Ed001's Note - I expect him to be given time, he has a big job on his hands and I am sure he will be given a chance to prove if he can do it. At worst I would say 2 seasons. I do think probably more though.}


2.) 11 Oct 2018 12:13:09
Well said ed it’s nice to get a run of games but if the teams we have played were better teams then I think the mood would be different here but Iam happy so far and it’s going to take a while b4 we are back challenging.


3.) 11 Oct 2018 12:59:02
But the good news is we didn't play better teams we played who we played and beat them while in the process we saw our team play with much more effort and work rate plus we've seen certain individuals show more than we previously thought them capable of.
All is not perefect but all is really positive at Arsenal right now and absolutely none of us knows what's going to happen over the next 7 months to any team not just Arsenal, maybe United amd Jose will prove everyone wrong and win the champions league maybe Wolves will finish top 4 at the expense of of one of Liverpool City Chelsea, it's football and nothing is impossible in football just ask Forest and Leeds fans or Wimbledon and Liecester fans.
If you can't enjoy the hope that a fresh start brings then what's the point of following any team other than an already winning one?


4.) 11 Oct 2018 13:21:01
Early days, but the three unbeaten teams: Chelsea, Liverpool and Man C, look a good bet for the top three. Leaving Arsenal, Man U and the Toot fighting for 4th place.
As usual much will depend on how teams cope with playing European and domestic cup football, the amount of players on International duty, injuries and suspensions. Perhaps my judgement is somewhat opinistic as a result of the current run of 9 consecutive wins, but I have a feeling we may just nick 4th place, particularly as Man U are dealing with the Mourinho situation and the Toot have to cope with having had many players at the World Cup Finals and playing in the spate of Internationals, with the additional burden of having not made a single signing and the move to the new stadium.


5.) 11 Oct 2018 14:17:21
Couldn’t agree more ed01,

I currently like Leno, Kolasinac, Torriera, Gouendouzi, Ozil, Lacazette and PEA. I’m not going with any of this new and improved Xhaka or Iwobi until I see it when it really matters.

We’ve not looked much if any better than the teams we’ve beaten and clearly worse than the teams we’ve lost too.

It’s early days and if I had to point at one plus it would be me and our defence don’t 💩 ourselves when they pass back to Leno.


6.) 11 Oct 2018 15:28:39
There is a lot more to be optimistic than pessimistic about Arsenal right now and than there has been for a lot of years.
Early days for sure but we can only go on what we've seen so far from a new manager who has no Arsenal past good or bad by which anyone can sensible judge him on, so far so good and without the benefit of a crystal ball what more can be known than what we've seen with our own eyes.


7.) 11 Oct 2018 23:44:54
Thanks Ed for your response, I do think their are issues in defence and I just hope that he does sort them out.

{Ed001's Note - early days yet and the issues are much less than last season, so the signs are good so far.}


 

 

27 Aug 2018 12:11:11
I'm not sure .....................

DagenhamGooner

{Ed002's Note - Wrong page. Try the European pages - nothing whatsoever to do with Arsenal.}


1.) 27 Aug 2018 13:07:54
Ohh okay, thanks ed.

{Ed001's Note - when this happens on the Liverpool page, people make up questions that could have been asked. Like, for instance, which ends up on the ground if you drop a cat from a 10th floor window with a piece of toast tied to its back butter side up?}


 

 

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?

DagenhamGooner

{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.

DagenhamGooner

{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!

DagenhamGooner

{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.}


 

 

 

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19 Nov 2018 11:45:37
Thanks Ed, maybe I’m wrong but with Rabbiot contract expiring next summer (I think) , would you expect arsenal to either attempt to sign him in January or even sign a pre-contract agreement with him?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed002's Note - No, I don’t expect that to happen.}


 

 

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24 Oct 2018 16:44:49
Thanks Ed, I know it’s long away but do u see us strengthening in January?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed002's Note - I can tell you where I know of interest but it is not normally possible to answer questions about the timing of transfers. There are certainly a couple of positions the club need top look at addressing but right now we don't know if they will look to do something in January or not. Clubs are not keen to sell then because it is harder to find replacements; will Ramsey leave in January and can he be replaced; players may still be involved in Champions League competition; etc..}


 

 

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29 Aug 2018 13:58:16
Oh never mind, reports were saying he’s angry and what’s to leave.

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29 Aug 2018 11:58:06
Thanks Ed, any truth in Lacazette leaving?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed002's Note - To go where?}


 

 

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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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11 Oct 2018 23:44:54
Thanks Ed for your response, I do think their are issues in defence and I just hope that he does sort them out.

DagenhamGooner

{Ed001's Note - early days yet and the issues are much less than last season, so the signs are good so far.}


 

 

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11 Oct 2018 11:44:21
Thanks Ed for the detailed response, I’m just hoping we win the Europa league. It may be a bit evil for me to ask but how long do u see emery staying at arsenal?

DagenhamGooner

{Ed001's Note - I expect him to be given time, he has a big job on his hands and I am sure he will be given a chance to prove if he can do it. At worst I would say 2 seasons. I do think probably more though.}


 

 

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27 Aug 2018 13:07:54
Ohh okay, thanks ed.

DagenhamGooner

{Ed001's Note - when this happens on the Liverpool page, people make up questions that could have been asked. Like, for instance, which ends up on the ground if you drop a cat from a 10th floor window with a piece of toast tied to its back butter side up?}


 

 

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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.

DagenhamGooner

 

 

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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?

DagenhamGooner

{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.}