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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 Β£12.50 and a kitkat versus Chelsea and Barcelona and Bayern all bidding Β£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 πŸ˜‚.

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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08 Jun 2018 16:10:59
So i see Leicester have announced the signing of Jonny Evans for the much publicised bargain basement fee of Β£3.5 million. This is the same player and fee constantly linked by the press with hard up Arsenal, and yet he signs for someone else with no mention he was stolen from under our nose! Another reminder to not believe anything you read in the press in regards to our supposed transfer targets or our so called limited transfer budget. If we genuinely have little or no money to spend then why didn't we go in for him!


1.) 08 Jun 2018 17:12:33
Wenger was apparently interested in him, Emery obviously isnt.

2.) 08 Jun 2018 17:42:55
Hopefully this means we are not looking for cheap solutions but the right solutions at the best price available.
So far we have shown real (non media hype) interest in only 3 players one we've signed, one we look almost certain to sign Papawhatever and the young lad from psg who works at Aldi.
If we are only interested in bringing in certain players who fit the jigsaw Emery is putting together well then that's fine by me whether they are freebies or what ever, huge fees never excited me much I'd rather sign the player regardless of fee than try to impress people by spending for the sake of it.
Next May only points will matter and Β£s will be totally irrelevant as to whether the new management team has done well or not.
75 plus points will have us all :-)

3.) 08 Jun 2018 18:02:16
I would think we have papawasarollingstone all tied up and he is one of two maybe in defence.

4.) 08 Jun 2018 18:53:58
Papawasarollingstone:-) love it Steve :-)

5.) 08 Jun 2018 20:25:44
Papawasarollingstone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.



21 May 2018 13:59:09
So not sure if this has been done already, but is DagenhamGooner (or Dags MkII) the legitimate/ illegitimate child of Dags (or Dags Mk I) . Dags, can you clear this up?


1.) 21 May 2018 17:47:48
Seeing as I'm much better looking, more hunkier, sexier, suaver, smmother, more sophisticated, more dapper, more cooler, funnier and just more damn smarter than MK11, I would just like to state that MK11 did not come from the loins of MK1.

Hope this clears things up mate 😁.

2.) 21 May 2018 18:03:50
Twins, just like in the movie. One of them is Danny Devito.

{Ed001's Note - I am going to guess dags 1 is de Vito.}

3.) 21 May 2018 18:21:56
No way Funnier Dags 1, Dags 2 told a joke last week and people belly laughed rather than groaned.
The rest of your claims are debatable and a matter of opinion but Dags 2 is the unrivalled King of comedy on this page:-)

4.) 21 May 2018 20:04:42



04 May 2018 15:15:47
So we were all hoping that last nights performance was going to be a fitting finale for Arsene's career at Arsenal, which was going to lead to a fairytail ending. Ok, so we didn't get the fairytail ending, but sadly, on hindsight, i think that performance was more than a fitting performance in representing the 2nd half of Arsene's spell. We showed no real desire to force a result, had plenty of ball but failed to make the opposition keeper sweat, switched off a few minutes before half time (worse than an under 9's team) , and had players who seemed to take no responsibility for what they could have achieved. I have genuinely believe we have the players to achieve more than we are (which is starting to wane) , but i really hope that whoever comes in as our new manager, puts a major squib up everyone of their rich pampered derriere's, and makes them play for their shirt.


1.) 04 May 2018 15:37:10
There isn't a single player at the club who if they asked to leave would bother me, PEA yes we have high hopes for and he is quality but I wouldn't be devastated if he left.
I know Sanogo has a thing for Jack and lots of us still want Mesut to be what he was before he arrived but I've never known the fans to feels such little connection to an Arsenal squad.
Fans favourite?
And as for player of the season surely they wouldn't have the cheek to try and pass any of them off as such and even if they did I think trading standards might have something to say about it and make use more accurate words like least worst player of the season.

2.) 04 May 2018 16:25:22
Yes G62, certainly a small pool for player of the year that's for sure! Probably for me, i would have to go for Cech. I am always bias towards keepers anyway, but despite him being a long way from his best now days, i don't see him responsible for the frequent debacles he witnesses in front of him, and he still seems to carry an authority and calmness.

3.) 04 May 2018 19:46:27
Have to disagree. Although he has Laurel and Hardy and the Chuckle brothers playing in front of him, Cech has made quite a few costly errors all on his own. He is not the keeper he was, and although in my opinion, he shouldn't be the first out the door, he isn't too far down that long list. A new keeper is a must for me.



20 Apr 2018 10:58:19
Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you Mr Wenger. What a wonderful day. Now, to all those stay aways, go back to your seats and cheer, cheer and cheer again for the man who took our club to a different level. Whatever we all thought and wanted in recent years, now is finally the time to put that to bed, to say our goodbyes with grace and passion to one of the greatest men to ever manage our club, and to look forward to a positive future.


1.) 20 Apr 2018 11:13:24
100% Epping.
The future is once again exciting but lucky for us we get a great chance to say thank you for so many brilliant memories to the man who made them happen before he leaves.
No matter what happens between now and the end of the season it's all about being totally United behind Arsene Wenger one last time now.



08 Apr 2018 18:00:23
Elneny you muppet, just put him in my fantasy team and he goes and gets himself sent off, what an Elniny. Otherwise he had a good game. I know everyone wants Chambers to go but on today's performance he is no worse than Mustafi. Not saying much I know!


1.) 08 Apr 2018 18:30:32
We desperately need a pair of CB's and a pair of DM's.
Chambers and Mustafi are pants. Mertersacker is/ has retired. Koscielny is fading due to age and his chronic achilles problem. Holding needs a season on loan at Burnley, where Dyche would coach him in the art of defending.
Elneny, I feel sorry for him. Against Stoke and Southampton he ran his legs off. Only useless Marriner would send him off in such circumstances.

2.) 08 Apr 2018 19:15:24
I don’t feel sorry for him - stupidity got him a red and Jack was lucky also. Opposition had just been sent off for pushing - bloody wise up. Fine him 2 weeks wages and train with the reserves. No Prima Donnas just warriors

Leaders should stamp this crap out so we don’t risk playing with 10 men.

3.) 08 Apr 2018 19:30:24
Agree sy, he was an idiot and jack wasnt far behind.




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08 May 2018 17:22:57
I am a bit more mixed on these players as in my heart I would love to see them all do well in our shirt, but you know deep down that there is nothing different between them and all the other nearly players we have had in the team over the years, if they weren't playing for us, they would probably be a nothing special player plying their trade at a smaller club in another league, just like a Vela, Gnabry, or Reyes etc. I mean that they all go on to be OK players for their standard, but they certainly don't set the world alight wherever they end up, and as Steve says, we need more than that if we are to compete at our level. In Economics you have a wonderful thing called opportunity cost, in that its not what taking option A gives you, its more by taking A, what is the cost of not taking option B or C etc. IMO, this is exactly the principal every club should take with their transfers, and their existing personnel. So sadly, I just see the likes of Iwobi as our current option A, and the longer they stay, I fear it stops us getting to option B or C. In real terms this means no squad space (or financial resources) to go sign players who may really make a difference, or no real opportunity for other promising players currently further down the pecking order, such as a Maitland-Niles or Rene-Adelaide.




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08 May 2018 13:58:15
Steve, your'e always sitting on the fence, I would love for you to speak your mind for a change! :)




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26 Apr 2018 13:51:22
Now i know why i wind you up over Wilshire, how can you say Berkamp is not your favourite, go wash your mouth out with soap!




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16 Mar 2018 14:13:23
Not sure if Allegri's style would work in the premiership, but no doubt he is a winner and therefore would be just what we need. Also, i think he would be exactly the sort of name that would encourage top players to join, even if there was no initial CL on offer. Finally of course, the papers would love it as they would have a field day on his 'off-field' antics!


{Ed002's Note - I wouldn't hold your breath for Allegri.}



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15 Feb 2018 13:20:19
Ed, would it be fair to say that Sanllehi and Mislintat will be heavily involved in choosing Arsense's replacement when the time comes?


{Ed002's Note - I don't know about Mislintat but certainly Sanllehi.}




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18 Jun 2018 14:01:31
Have been a big fan of N'Zonzi for the last few seasons as he has been superb for Seville. He also seems the sort of player that would easilly slip into a back 3 if needed, which he virtually does as the DM for Seville anyway. However, despite that, I can't help but worry that it is now 1 or 2 seasons too late, as perhaps the best has been and gone and he now is looking a bit long in the tooth? IMO the new "N'Zonzi" of Spanish football is Kongogbia, but sadly he is on his way (permanently) to Valencia after being on loan last season. Still, they get to sign him at a pre agreed fee, so perhaps they could be persuaded to sell him straight on for a profit if a decent offer came in?




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12 Jun 2018 12:58:28
I have to say in Iwobi's defense, Ok I haven't got much! However in Wengers last few games, because he played both Auby and Lacca together, i noticed that Iwobi was still played but in a seemingly more deeper role, in which i thought he showed more potential? He is not exactly small, fairly muscular, and can pass, so with a bit of coaching to put himself about a bit more, could he become more of a CM? I mean he can't be any worse in the CM role than Xhaka can he?




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09 Jun 2018 22:30:09
Reyes was a total shock in how badly he fell away Steve. He looked the part for us, and then fell away massively, and unlike some other players who re-ignighted their form and career after they left us, such as Carlos Vela, I don't think Reyes ever really picked up his career again.




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08 Jun 2018 15:58:15
I think the criticism put on Bellerin is absolutely fair, in that he lost any ability to defend, coupled with his complete inability to offer anything going forward other than a sideways or backward pass. You can see better crosses at the local park on a Sunday morning than he can deliver, despite the fact he was supposedly a forward before becoming a full back? Perhaps he should watch some videos of Monreal, who despite his many critics, offers more as an attacking threat in 5 minutes than Bellerin managed in the whole season. However, despite this criticism, i think he is ultimately a good player, who has just lost his way, and i am sure we will see him back to his best soon.




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06 Jun 2018 11:17:44
I tried an all day breakfast once, but just couldn't manage to make it last that long.