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10 Aug 2016 15:02:50
Ok, so i am no ITK, but i caught up with an old friend recently who knows someone who knows someone who supposedly works at Arsenal and regularly sits in on meetings with Ivan Gazidis. So the story is that Ivan and the board only have 1 actual target (forward, no mention of CB) and are expecting two things to happen that they believe will result in the target becoming available. The first is for Chelsea to re-sign Lukaku, who then will allow Costa to leave. He will go to Athletico Madrid who in turn will allow Griezman to leave, who is the true target. Personally I don't believe this is true, as even if he did become available we would only bid £12.50 and a kitkat versus Chelsea and Barcelona and Bayern all bidding £80 million, but that's what i heard anyway, and as the saying goes you pays your money and you takes your choice!


1.) 10 Aug 2016 16:07:32
Stop being ridiculous.

2.) 10 Aug 2016 16:58:41
A lot of people are making the Costa to Atleti, Griezmann to us link.

Only signed a new deal this year, release is probably into the Pogba regions and I can't see them selling him for anything less than it.

I can't even see them signing Costa either, they already have Griezmann, Torres and Gameiro.

Even if they were open to letting him go, I can't see us being the only club to move for him, as you say.

That being said, I personally expect this exact rumour to pop up in the media shortly, it's almost panic season!

3.) 10 Aug 2016 17:51:04
I know someone, who knew a man who lived next to a boy who watched Arsenal last season . Apparently we have money in the bank


4.) 10 Aug 2016 17:57:12
Ed i know its not going to happen but any interest from us for lewandowski?

{Ed001's Note - do you think Arsenal would be willing to break the transfer fee record? If not, why even ask?}

5.) 10 Aug 2016 18:09:17
I didn't know it will be that much, i thought it would be around 60 million.

{Ed001's Note - why would they let the best centre forward in the world go for less than Higuain when Bayern have no need or desire to sell?}

6.) 10 Aug 2016 18:28:03
Apex seriously come on now 😂.

7.) 10 Aug 2016 18:53:40
I've come to the conclusion our friend Apex is actually Arsene in disguise.

As soon as one of the Ed's confirms a player would be interested in Arsenal, in he'll swoop with the pound!

8.) 10 Aug 2016 19:56:32
I wish I lived in Apex's world.

9.) 10 Aug 2016 20:11:23
Who knows Wenger maybe mad enough to do it.

10.) 10 Aug 2016 23:48:21
Some info regarding griezmann on the european page if anyones interested.

11.) 11 Aug 2016 09:48:29
looks like the offer for mahrez if lequipe are to be taken seriously is 41 mill and 9 mill in bonus, they quote in euros, so not sure if true as most transfers within this country would be in pounds.

guess that would be a lot of money to make for leicester and a massive profit, but i guess with every team flush with cash no need to sell.

12.) 11 Aug 2016 11:44:47
Hello ed, sky sports germany are reporting that a deal between arsenal and valencia is close regarding mustafi, any truth in this at all?

13.) 11 Aug 2016 11:54:28
Just to add to my post, the agent also said that a deal is imminent which is why I'm asking.

{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of. Though he is available, I am not aware of any change in the situation. Clearly the agent is trying to remind people he is for sale....}




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20 Mar 2017 13:50:19
Quick question. We are all assuming that potential replacements for Arsene will be the likes of Tuchel, Allegri, Jardim or Simoeone. However, with the Arsenal Board showing no signs of any ambition for a new manager (IMO) , combined with the fact that these type of managers would no doubt demand a decent transfer budget as part of any deal. Therefore if it transpired that our next manager is more likely to be a Hodgson, Pardew or Mclaren (or any other cheaper, currently out of work ex EPL manager) , do you still want Wenger to go?


{Ed002's Note - Purile nonsense. Arsenal has already made approaches through a third party to guage interest of three potential managers and has liaised further with one of these. Whilst I agree the fans deserve the likes of Glenn Roeder or Tony Adams, sadly it won't happen.}

1.) 20 Mar 2017 15:09:02
I think your club should go for harry redknapp who would do a excellent job for you lot, he takes no messing and all the players would love him. He made a average spurs squad one of the most exciting team's in the league while qualifying for the champions league twice in 4 years, he made Portsmouth a very good side and won the FA cup and made west ham a top side.

2.) 20 Mar 2017 15:30:46
If the day ever comes when we need input from a Subaru driving, ganja smoking, Spurs supporting numpty . we'll let you know raver!

3.) 20 Mar 2017 16:48:57
You sound jealous of my lifestyle sharpy, good looking, smashed 24/ 7 and drive a Subaru with a furry dice and my club plays better football than you lot.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think its jealousy raver, i just think he wants to employ your carer mate.. :)

4.) 20 Mar 2017 16:54:24
Sharpie 😂😂😂😂😂.

5.) 20 Mar 2017 17:51:54
"smashed 24/ 7 and drive a Subaru". probably not the smartest thing to do Raver!

6.) 20 Mar 2017 17:14:43
Don't be silly Ed025, I would never employ his mum . :)

{Ed025's Note - love it sharpey.. :)

7.) 20 Mar 2017 17:28:54
You got to admit, Raver is a funny bugger, thick skinned, but funny.

{Ed025's Note - i like him dags, win or lose he still comes on giving it large and im sure that his skin is not as thick as his head mate.. :)

8.) 20 Mar 2017 18:58:04
That had me in stitches.
And you summed up a spud fan perfect. Not like us eaton educated sharp witted fan.



23 Feb 2017 23:52:29
Have to say how impressed I was with Nzonzi playing for Seville last night. I know he didn't really make a decent fist of it in the premiership but I would love the Coq to sit down and watch the game to see how a proper defensive midfielder should play. Big physically he protected the defense and slipped in as the 3rd centre half when needed. Look and learn mr coq.




20 Feb 2017 23:39:44
Picking up from a good post earlier from Maze what would people prefer, Kronke staying in control but Wenger moving on, or Red and White holdings getting control (Usmanov) bringing in David Dein but resulting in Wenger signing a new 2 year contract?


1.) 20 Feb 2017 23:57:18
Wenger going and kronke staying.

2.) 21 Feb 2017 02:01:27
Steve if you are upset now, wait until Kronke's record of mediocrity gets fully absorbed into the Arsenal. I am deeply concerned.

3.) 21 Feb 2017 02:29:34
Who mentioned upset, I answered a question. Ideally both gone as I've said before but that wasn't the question. David dein was yesterday and it isn't going to happen anyway. I want to move forward not back anyway.

4.) 21 Feb 2017 02:38:51
Kronke out since he's been the owner are team has gone down hill i'm not saying i want wenger 2 stay but would like 2 see what he would do with different owners. I respect everything he's done n think he deserves better from us as fans.

5.) 21 Feb 2017 02:46:43
Kronke don't care about arsenal football club he cares about arsenal the money maker n u want him 2 stay! wenger maybe a nightmare but he loves arsenal.

6.) 21 Feb 2017 08:11:18
Wenger with DD

DD left 10 years ago, look what's happened in the last 10 years.

7.) 21 Feb 2017 10:03:18
I would like kronke to leave.

8.) 21 Feb 2017 13:56:37
I cannot understand how anyone would prefer Wenger gone than Kroenke.

9.) 21 Feb 2017 14:43:13
I was one of the first people to bring to the attention of this site the way kronke works and I got slaughtered by some of you, so I have to chuckle. But whatever we would prefer ( and I would prefer both gone ) kronke will be here longer than wenger, so all irrelevant really anyway.

10.) 21 Feb 2017 16:23:48
If Stan the man left and Arsene stayed what would change?
It isn't lack of money that's preventing us improving so I fail to see how things would improve under Arsene's management. There is and has been money available Arsene hasn't and doesn't want to spend for a few seasons now so I can't see how kronke is the problem.

11.) 21 Feb 2017 16:53:48
Gunner i'm with you, not a lot really. We know the both of thems strength and weaknesses.

12.) 21 Feb 2017 18:04:57
That's a good point. But isn't it also a possibility arsene is trying to target better players and the board or whoever isn't getting the negotiating done properly. Probably not but I'm sure we don't know the full picture.

13.) 21 Feb 2017 18:19:54
For us to compete we need usmanov to take control, sadly it's about money now.

14.) 21 Feb 2017 18:17:37
I just don't get how Stan Kroenke gets all the blame for Arsene's obvious weaknesses, what's he done to prevent us being competitive?
Does he love Arsenal? It doesn't look that way but that doesn't mean he's to blame for our lack of progression.

Does Carl Jenkinson love Arsenal? Yes he's a life long Gooner
Does Alexis Sanchez love Arsenal or football full stop?

If he leaves this summer it looks like football means more to him than Arsenal but that doesn't prevent him giving head and shoulders more effort than any player has in an Arsenal shirt for many a year.

Ty from Arsenal fan TV loves Arsenal with a passion no one can question that but does that qualify him to be Sanchez or Arsenes replacement? No of course it doesn't.

People are confusing passion and sentimentality with ability and a winning mentality, our next manager doesn't need to love Arsenal he just needs to be really good at his job and have real ambition to win top prizes with us.

15.) 21 Feb 2017 19:23:19
Kroenke is a bad person to have at the club. He's not motivated to win, only to maximise his profits. Look at the clubs he's taken over in America and how poor they've been since his tenure at those teams.

Also for someone with such major sporting connections in America, and particularly the NFL, how is it Tottenham have managed to scoop such a lucrative deal with the NFL?

Usmanov might not be a saint but at least he wouldn't be concerned solely with lining his own pockets.

16.) 21 Feb 2017 19:46:32
If Kronke had said there is no money for transfers then I can see the argument against him but every source both within and outside the club has stated printed and verbally stated Arsene has the money available even Arsene himself has stated " just because we have lots of money available we won't be forced into paying above our own valuation of a player "
What do people want from an owner?
To buy players for Aresene? Pick and Motivate the team for him?
It's not off the field it's going wrong it's on the field we continue to under perform season after season and where our season doesn't last past February.
Kronke may not be the best bloke to own the club but I don't think he's anywhere near a viable scapegoat to replace the naughty naughty stadium excuse to cover Arswnes own inabilities.

17.) 21 Feb 2017 20:40:53
I think people forget, we bought sanchez, ozil and we spent 100 mil this summer. i'm not kronkes greatest fan but wenger has had money to spend. Why didn't we battle more for kante, why didn't we go for laccazette and why didn't we buy draxler. Not sure that was all kronkes fault. The players we got instead were wengers and he sets them up not kronke. Kronke trusts wenger and that's another debate.

18.) 21 Feb 2017 23:14:17
kroenke rarely attends arsenal matches what makes you think he cares about the club?

19.) 21 Feb 2017 22:58:49
I think that's a fair point Steve, Kronke hasn't really done anything to suggest he is any better or worse than most other team owners. However I don't trust him or the board to find a replacement for Arsene. I mean just how does a group of NFL specialists interview a new manager for the club. In that regards I would much rather DD came back into the fold.

20.) 22 Feb 2017 01:24:47
Epping, you are mistaken. Kronke is a subpar owner, look at his clubs. Rams, Avalanche, Nuggets etc poor.

I would keep Wenger and add someone to light a 🔥 under his butt.



01 Feb 2017 20:12:05
I can't help but think that Wengers touch line ban could have been a perfect opportunity for him to step back and let Steve Bould have total control for the 4 games, from training through to picking the team. Would have been a perfect "job interview" opportunity for Bould to show if he is capable of replacing Wenger, assuming he would want the role of course!


1.) 01 Feb 2017 21:02:51
Now he would be the cheap option. For me he was always the one who did as hewas told on the pitch, not barking the orders and all I see is a wenger lap dog at the moment. I could name lots of ex players I would want as manager before bould, whom i'd see as a manager. Only my opinion.

2.) 01 Feb 2017 23:35:50
Got a lot of respect for Bouldy but primarily as a player, much less so as a coach. He doesn't seem vocal at all on the touchline and I doubt he has what it takes to cut it in top tier management. It's sadly so often the case that a good second-in-command can't quite make that jump.

Take the example of someone like Mike Phelan - even with all the troubles Hull have faced that led Steve Bruce to walk out, I can't help but feel Phelan is sadly much better as the deputy than the sheriff. Same goes for Bouldy in my eyes.

3.) 02 Feb 2017 12:19:37
Always the bridesmaid



31 Jan 2017 22:58:06
So at the weekend we played maitland-niles, reine-Adelaide and the Ox in midfield with Perez and Welbeck and Walcott, and although against weak opposition the team had pace, movement and guile. Tonight we swap over to the so called first team consisting of coq, Ramsey and Ozil and were totally static and one dimensional. Maybe it's time to let a few of these so called first teamers move on to let the youngsters have a run? Can't do much worse surely?


1.) 01 Feb 2017 14:39:54
Maybe we should play in the reserve league, we might win that. Southampton team was full of kids. Too much was made of it by wenger, on the strength of beating a bunch of kids about how good we are. We were fluid and fast but in the league this year we have looked ponderous and been very lucky in more than a few game. I said a few weeks back we are in a false position and if we don't up our performances we will pay and the Southampton game wasn't the game to judge.

2.) 01 Feb 2017 15:27:08
The team Southampton put out was surely a harder task away than Watford at home . Ramsey needs to go!




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24 Jul 2017 16:26:38
Ha ha. the Cock Tavern on Fleet Street is one of my lunch time locals. next time i'm in i will look out for the 'Winner sports' table! To be honest all the lies don't really matter when you realize its just the football pages, but the real worry is that those same lying scum are also doing it on their front pages.




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20 Jul 2017 23:01:55
I like Elneny, and I think he was spanking good value at 5mil. Came from a good team who all play proper football, and he does the job when asked. As nice as it would be to have 30m pound players kept back on the bench just in case they are needed, but it isn't going to happen, and if it did, you just end up with unhappy players causing trouble. Therefore sometimes a players best attribute is that they are happy to be a squad player and step up when required. Elneny fits very nicely into this category.




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14 Jul 2017 12:41:01
Would absolutely love him in the middle of a back three. He is very good on the ball, and is physically big which we need. He would be an upgrade replacement to Merts. Put because and Mustafi (or Holding) next to him and i think you have a really solid base.




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14 Jul 2017 12:38:40
If we signed him would others be green with envy?




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30 Jun 2017 14:26:33
I don't think its our scouting network as such, as we do have a group of youngsters at the club who have shown promise. The trouble IMO is that we keep allowing older players to take up squad places when we should be promoting/ rewarding the youngsters with first 11 squad places. With our recent record I don't know why any youngster would bother with our academy. let's be honest, if you were the parent of a talented 12 year old and you had Tottenham and us courting you, which would you choose based on each teams current squads? Not us for sure! Take Walcott for example. He is still with us, no longer a guaranteed starter, but still taking up that spare right wing position in the squad. Whilst Wenger has been so loyal to him we have seen Gnabry come and go (Bayern snap him up after just 1 year back in Germany, I feel we are really going to regret him going) . Campbell has been farmed out and no doubt will be sold this summer, and what next, at the end of next season the same fate will probably happen to Rene-Adelaide. Another example may be Wilshire, who IMO should be allowed to leave. If not he will end up sitting in front of under 20 World Cup winning squad member Maitland-Niles, who to be fair, has been given a first 11 squad number by Arsene, and therefore deserves a chance to be included in proper games, despite his age. The list can go on, but ultimately if we want our club to bring through youngsters, then we as fans need to accept them as full members of the squad, and accept that when they play, they may initially be less consistent than more experienced squad members.





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25 Jul 2017 13:45:09
I am a big fan of the Ox and would love to see him stay. There were definitely signs last year that he was starting to click, and he does take opposition defenders on, which is something we desperately need in the team. However, how can any player, and him in particular, ever demand regular football when he can only manage about 3 games before going lame? He needs a long run uninjured to prove to both himself, the team and the fans that he can do it. Perhaps he also needs to decide what position he believes he should play, and push for that, whether he stays or goes. At least then he will stop being treated as a back-up jack of all trades across various positions. I think the issue if he stays is that, no matter how well he did in the right wing-back role last season, that's Bellerin's position, and I just can't see Wenger dropping Bellerin to make the Ox the number 1 wing-back.
So that narrows the Ox's options on getting regular 1st team football with us. Personally i would be happy for him to play more regularly through the middle, either as a CM or AM. Again there would be issues here, as a CM of the Ox and Xhaka would not exactly dominate other teams, but i do believe he would be a great alternative to Ramsey in that position. The AM spot is firmly Ozil's, so he is not going to step in there, but with the formation change we can play two AM's behind the striker so if Sanchez leaves why not play the Ox alongside Ozil? I mean, we keep being linked with Mahrez, but would the Ox honestly do any worse in that role?




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19 Jul 2017 22:12:29
Nothing wrong with that Stoner, although maybe don't wear the dress at the same time.




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17 Jul 2017 21:53:32
I like how you even tried to butter Ed02 up by using the incorrect American spelling of tire but you were still ignored!




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17 Jul 2017 14:03:38
Scar, you summed up Theo perfectly. If people can they should watch the Arsenal versus Sutton FA cup game which i think also summed him up. He scored the 2nd goal, which completely covered up a performance that at best was invisible, and at worst diabolical. Technically he was the worst player on the pitch, including the Sutton players. Passing and control was very poor, and he just didn't contribute apart from the tap in. He scored some good goals last year, and it sounds really strange to say, but the goals cover up his major deficiencies, in that he doesn't contribute enough for a player in his position. Sadly for him, he normally plays in the right side equivalent position to Sanchez on the left, which just magnifies how ineffectual he is in comparison. In a different team, who ask him to play on the last shoulder, looking to slip the ball in behind for him to nip onto, would play to his strengths as he can finish and he is still fairly quick. Perhaps its time for him to find this team, but sadly, that's not Arsenal.




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09 Jul 2017 20:54:42
Movie stars earn an absolute fortune for their obvious talent and a few months work. Musicians earn an absolute fortune for their obvious talent and a few months work. To be honest I don't see too many people outside cinemas or music venues protesting over these wages, so I don't see why we should worry about what footballers earn for their obvious talent. I won't be boycotting anything, and even better, as someone from east London I love that a lot of footballers earning a fortune are not part of the privileged set, but boys from working class backgrounds, so I am more than happy for them to get the maximum from the system, as sadly, even in 2017, this doesn't happen often enough for people who go through comprehensive type education.