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25 May 2017 05:59:09
I see Chile's official press release listing their Confederations Cup squad has Alexis Sanchez down as a Bayern Munich player. Anyone worried by that or do you think it was just an error?

1.) 25 May 2017 08:44:40
You never know but think it is to early for us to have already sold him.

2.) 25 May 2017 11:09:14
I think there is a few clubs he would join bayern being one of them. Him linking with lew would be interesting to see and his mate vidal. I think if the price is 50mill bayern will pay it. Foreign club too arsenal will ok that imo.

3.) 25 May 2017 14:52:45
Ed001 I think that is fake. Saw someone mention it was photoshopped on an Arsenal forum I read.



26 Dec 2015 10:00:14
Any news on defensive midfielders Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - Another great question Ed001, I don't know where you get them from:

The Arsenal fans here seem to have gotten them themselves in to another frenzy over Defensive Midfield options again – I will try and put this all in to context to see if we can’t get a little common sense in place.

Possible and makes some sense: Basel's Mohamed Elneny was watched on several occasions during 2014 and in to early 2015 by both West Ham United and Arsenal. If Arsenal do rekindle interest it will be interesting to see if it ends interest in the likes of Carvalho or whether he is seen as simply a squad player. It seems an odd choice at this time.

Possible: There is sustained interest in Carvalho from Arsenal with some residual interest from Manchester United. Monaco, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Chelsea passed on previous interest because of the cost. Sporting would ideally like to keep him a year or two more but know that is now unlikely. Everyone knows the price and it is significant and there seems little room for negotiation although he is not looking to sign a new deal and that may give some leverage. Liverpool looked at the player at the start of last year but I am not aware of any interest right now.

Unlikely but may be possible if Arsenal drop all interest in Carvalho: Arsenal has sustained interest in Sevilla's Krychowiak - but he is not the first choice and they will only return to him if they cannot get the player they are looking at. An enquiry from Southampton was rebuffed although the amount of money they suggested was well below the asking price in any case. Right now no one has made an offer for him according to Sevilla and I suspect he will stay there after signing a new contract with an increased release clause which would reflect the minimum an English club would need to pay.

Unlikely and makes zero sense to me and I can’t see it happening: It seems a number of posters are convinced that Porto’s defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira is the player that the club will bring in and, surprising to me, they claim Luis Boa Morte is enthusiastic and that all Arsenal need to do is match his release clause (which cannot be “activated” by an English side but may give a guide to the asking price) and he will be on the next plane. So just to put this in to context, and perhaps justify my surprise at any thought that this may make sense - Danilo Pereira moved in the summer of 2015 for just less than €3 – the “release clause” is a pretty hefty €40M. If Arsenal were to offer that I am pretty sure Porto will let him go.

Unlikely to stupid: Bayer Leverkusen's Lars Bender has been a player watched by Arsenal and others, including Juventus and Manchester United, for some time. He recently signed a new contract - but I do think that a bid will be made by Arsenal before the summer but he is sending out the message that he has no interest in the move. Juventus have dropped any interest they had.} Although Arsenal has been looking at Lars Bender for three years I think any move for him in January would be an enormous risk and unlikely unless fitness can be proved.

So in summary

Elneny – was looked at in 2014 so rekindling interest is not at all out of the question but the thought that remains in my mind is would he be first choice in the longer term?

Carvalho – the long term target and always first choice. A move for anyone else in the summer was delayed, I am sure, hoping that Carvalho would have returned and proved his fitness by the January window. He is back but has not had too much opportunity to prove his fitness just yet – maybe delay a decision on the player to the summer – in which case Elneny make a lot of sense? Or maybe it is time to walk away?

Krychowiak – has been in the shadows of Carvalho from Arsenal’s perspective for some time – has signed a new deal but Arsenal could prise him away with a large enough offer. If interest wanes in Carvalho, it makes some sense to turn to Krychowiak. Is it a decision that needs to be made in January? I don’t know – 2nd on goal difference in the summer might provide a retrospective answer to that question.

Pereira – Porto would certainly be willing to sell for a figure equal to his €40M buy out clause – seems outrageous for a player they only paid €3M in the summer. I would be very surprised if Arsenal did this – or indeed even paid half the asking price.

Lars Bender – would be a very good all round solution for a well respected player of a good age with great experience. Bayer Leverkusen would certainly be open to an offer but, and it is a big but, the timing is not good. Bender has struggled with injury problems for a couple of years and is currently out recovering from an operation on his ankle in early December. It would seem to me to be a very high-risk move and one that I would be very surprised Arsenal would look to take in the short-term.

1.) 26 Dec 2015 10:19:50
Flamini has been doing just fine, people need to relax.

2.) 26 Dec 2015 19:09:12
Flamini wouldn't make it in Liverpool's team.
His decision making isn't fast enough.
Doesn't have the ability to make threatening passes.

3.) 26 Dec 2015 19:37:16
Hey Messenger, that's quite a slag considering flaming was part of beating Man City, and Olympiakos - he is doing just fine for me.

4.) 26 Dec 2015 20:14:12
check the stats of this Southhampton game. Flamini hasn't made one good pass. Lost the ball 5 times so far, but has made one good slide tackle.

Of course he's going to play apart in those victories. We don't have anyone better than him at the moment.

5.) 26 Dec 2015 20:48:26
but let me be clear, he's a leader. maybe not through his play but through his desire and his voice.

6.) 26 Dec 2015 22:11:39
Thanks as always Ed002.

Top summary.

7.) 27 Dec 2015 14:56:53
Yeah been a bit tongue in cheek there messenger, but he has thus far done the deputy role well enough, your never going to get cover of equal ability! It dosent work on a moral level!

8.) 28 Dec 2015 09:29:34
Flamini is awful, we won against Olympiacos and Man City, despite him, not because of him. We needed to sign a couple of defensive type midfield players in the summer window and now the need is even more acute, as the excellent Coquelin is out with a long term injury. Arteta is not the answer, he was never a true defensive midfield player and has become injury prone with age. I do not like us playing more attacking midfield players such as Ramsey, Wilshere and Cazorla in the deeper roles, as they are far more useful played in a more advanced role. It comes as no surprise that these players have suffered injuries as a result of playing deeper, which places extra stress on the body whilst chasing and tackling.

9.) 28 Dec 2015 09:39:04
We simply have to sign at least one, if not two defensive midfield players in the January window. Coqulein is out for a while, whilst Flamini and Arteta are dreadful. I would offer Southampton £20m for Wanyama and go to £25m, if necessary. Elneny looks promising from what little I have seen of him, but will need some time to raise his game to Premiership level. Carvalho could be signed for a hefty fee or Krychowiak who reportedly has a release fee in his contract. We will win nothing if we don't make a serious signing. Having only spent approx £10m on Cech in the summer, we could spend £50-60m to bring in a couple of defensive midfield players, which will be needed in any event in the summer, when Arteta and Flamini depart.



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15 Mar 2015 15:25:24
Mr Ed002 could you please update the good, bad and Dags of the Arsenal page on their players of interest for the summer transfer window.

{Ed002's Note - UPDATED:

Some of this will change by the summer and there are major dependencies on (a) players leaving, and (b) how much money the club can raised through sales. However, there is known to be (or have recently been) some level of interest in the following players fairly recently:

GK: Cech (clearly the preferred option), Leno and Ochoa have been considered. Interest in Neto has probably gone.

RB: After moving from Toulouse to Paris things have not gone too well for Serge Aurier and I think there is a good chance that Arsenal will rekindle previous interest as PSG look to buy a replacement.

CB: Roma are losing the battle to get Alessio Romagnoli to sign a new contract with both Sampdoria and Arsenal very keen on the player. St Et's Loic Perrin is also a consideration for Arsenal. Dragovic, Glik and Subotic have been considered. Interest in Hummels has gone. River Plate's Balanta has been watched by Arsenal.

DM: Arsenal will look to Southampton's Schneiderlin this summer and I think a deal can be done. Biglia does not appear to be a viable option but has been looked at. Carvalho remains a player that both Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in and his situation remains the same. He is for sale, but the asking price would need to come down to make any move possible.

M: Fekir is a player of interest to Arsenal amongst others - Lyon do not want to lose him and Lacazette and are very difficult to deal with - but it is possible. Bernard will be available and Arsenal may consider rekindling their interest. Real Madrid will look for a significant fee for Asier Illarramendi who is of interest to both Inter Milan and AC Milan in addition to Arsenal and Athletic Bilbao who were negotiating a January transfer. Will almost certainly move in the summer. Interest in Draxler has probably gone and Khedira needs to get his act together and make a decision - put I suspect it will not be Arsenal. The club will be approached about Arda Turan but I do not know if they will be interested at all.

W/F: Palermo are looking to have Dybala sign a new contract but have made it clear that they will sell for €50M - a fee which will put off most clubs. His agent is acting in an unprofessional manner and offering him to various clubs. Juventus, Dortmund and Arsenal have a declared interest but I suspect the fee would put them off unless it can be negotiated down. Chelsea have been approached but will only turn to him if interest in another player comes to nothing. There is also interest in him from Spain and Italy - and if Barcelona can raise the funds in the summer to start their rebuilding programme then he will wait for January as both club and player would like a deal.

Gameiro has been looked at and might provide a fallback position but there is interest from Marseille and Liverpool. Another alternative is Hoffenheim's Firmino. Kishna (I understand his agent wants him to move to Juventus), Lacazette (almost certainly not going to happen). Two other players the club were interested in - Bakkali (I suspect Arsenal have stepped back from their interest like many other clubs) and Andre Ayew (a free agent who Liverpool enquired about last summer - no obvious interest right now but it may return).
Arsenal's interest in Pedro remains.

Eintracht Braunschweig failed to make Bayer Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi's loan permanent in the summer amidst interest from both Hamburg and Hoffenheim. Interest from Stuttgart seems to have gone although Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham have had the player scouted this season - Chelsea have another solution now. However, any move this summer is unlikely as he has signed a new long-term contract with Leverkusen.

Douglas Costa appears to be heading elsewhere and I suspect Arsenal have dropped their interest in him and Andre Ayew who will become a free agent in the summer. Malcom and Tielmans have been looked at but there appears to be no interest. "Apparently" (an agent's "apparently"), Manchester United and Arsenal remain interested in Mandukic. I very much doubt it.}

1.) 15 Mar 2015 17:31:59
Thanks Ed001, lol.

{Ed001's Note - my pleasure.}

2.) 16 Mar 2015 04:05:43
Any thoughts on who might be leaving?

{Ed002's Note - Not beyond what was said before. Cazorlla, maybe Mertesacker, Rosicky, possibly Walcott, and I don't know what is happening with the GKs.}

3.) 17 Mar 2015 15:44:29
Thanks Ed, this is awesome!



14 Nov 2014 14:21:15
Just a quick note on here for a couple of things that are going on. First off thanks to those of you who have helped with the beta test of our new free to play flash game Flat Out Horse Racing. We are currently working on an HTML5 version so that it can be played on iOS and Android as well, so I am looking forward to even more of you playing it then!

To thank all those who are playing it, we will run a prize draw on there as soon as Ed033 can get it set up. You will be able to use the game money to buy tickets in the draw. In the future we have plans to run a competition based on successful bets each month as well as the prize draw.

Also, we have updated your profiles on the site, which can currently be accessed through the 'My Previous Posts' button on your own profile. To see other posters' profiles you just have to click on their name under a post.

You now have the option to upload a profile picture and give more information about yourself, if you wish to. You can also check out how well people are doing on our games and comps through that page. Thanks all.




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1.) 20 Jan 2018 07:11:13
As I mentioned the other day regarding the Sanchez deal. I said someone was trying to steal an extra sausage and if reports are to be believed mikis camp are expecting some sort of compo from united.

2.) 20 Jan 2018 07:23:15
I think if Miki is still under contract, than Utd have to pay out the remainder of that contract.

3.) 20 Jan 2018 07:50:57
That’s what I heard. But how does it differ from players that get sold on under contract all the time? Sanchez has 6 months left! Do we have to compensate that? Or is it down to players putting in transfer requests. I know that contracts can only be terminated under mutual consent or if either party has breached the contract in any way!




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30 May 2016 05:45:41
And thank you mate.



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06 May 2016 05:29:26
I forgot to say, and Janssen looks more likely to join someone like Everton. }.



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26 Mar 2016 17:17:09
Ed002 did give me this regarding Arsenal: Weirder things have happened but I could see Arsenal moving on Paulista, Mertsacker and Chambers for Schalke's Roman Neustadter, West Ham's Reece Oxford and Hoffenheim's Niklas Sule. That would probably get the attention of the fans. Interesting about Sule is that he has been of long-term interest but Arsenal have failed to bite and they could move on. Neustadter is of interest to Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk and Rubin Kazan but no firm offers at this time - but he will be moving in the summer. West Ham's Reece Oxford is a player the club would like to hang on to but he is a player attracting attention. Oxford is one of a number of young players that Arsenal have been scouting recently. I understand from talking with someone involved with the process of identifying potential young targets for Arsenal that he is one that they will pursue. They have quite a long list of young players from mainland Europe that they are looking at and a young English player with expectations growing is always going to be of interest. Additionally, Manchester City are aware of and interested in Oxford and will also look to an offer.



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22 May 2015 09:10:14
ooops forgot to say that I know nothing of any deal with Arsenal at all, literally just don't know. So I can't say yes or no regarding it.



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Apologies I said Southampton after Musacchio, when I meant Spurs. He is a player Poch initially targeted when he first joined Southampton and is trying to do a deal again now he is at Spurs. That will teach me to reply before I fully wake up!




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30 Oct 2017 21:23:57
but I bet you all enjoyed seeing him put Shawcross on his arse!



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03 May 2017 10:41:23
Are you talking about Gaylord Nelson there Sanogo?



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30 Jul 2016 10:00:30
Cheers mate and I can understand that.



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It has improved, but that is because the Welsh have got into football, not really due to Swansea and Cardiff, though they are feeling the benefits.

It was more to do with Mark Hughes and then Gary Speed, plus the TV coverage of the game, converting them from a rugby nation towards a football one.

The rise of Gareth Bale is certainly becoming a major factor in the sport's popularity as well.

But their league is still woeful, because they have no decent teams in it.



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Someone else to take the club on to another level, while Wenger was looking to move on, probably back to France.