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18 May 2019 16:09:11
Good afternoon Eds,
Is Alexis Claude Maurice from Lorient a player who Arsenal are interested in?
Many thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - An interesting question that I don't know the answer to. I can say that Alexis Claude-Maurice (AM) is a youngster from Lorient who has progressed well this season and attracted the attention of Norwich, Sion, Leeds and Lens, and probably others.}

1.) 18 May 2019 19:33:21
Thank you for that Ed002. Guendouzi has faired pretty well so will be interesting to see if this develops in to something.

{Ed002's Note - Right - I am not sure comparisons are appropriate.}



10 May 2019 10:24:43
Morning Eds, hope you're all well?
Some media reports are linking us with a £25m move for Ayoze Perez. Any truth in this or purely speculation?
Many thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I am aware of a couple of interested sides but am not aware of any approach by Arsenal.}

1.) 10 May 2019 11:50:01
Thank you. I think signing 1 or 2 players who already play in the premier league would be a good move by Arsenal. There are certainly some players who have the talent and experience that we could hugely benefit from but I assume price will be the issue.

2.) 10 May 2019 14:33:19
Not really sure about Perez, lots of talent but seems to blow hot and cold. I like Fraser more, but at the same time have to wonder if they're something like our 3rd/ 4th choice.

3.) 10 May 2019 19:11:47
Premier league players do come at a premium unfortunately as do most non premier league English players from anywhere.

4.) 13 May 2019 12:23:45
At least you know they can cut it in the premiership, warts and all. Surely its better paying a premium for that rather than blowing say Eur 40m on Mustafi who looked great in another league but who has proved to be totally incompetent in the premiership and is now worth what, less than half what we paid, assuming we can even offload him?



24 Apr 2019 08:10:32
Morning Eds,
Assuming it's pretty standard papertalk but reports this morning are linking us with a move for Dennis Praet. Do you know of any interest from Arsenal? Thank you in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I think he would be an odd choice but it seems most of those considered are not going to be available to Arsenal. I am not aware of Arsenal (or any other) interest at the moment.

1.) 24 Apr 2019 14:19:10
No problem, thank you. I think it's pretty easy to create a link seeing as Torreira was an old teammate so papers will jump on that. I'm dreading our next transfer window tbh. Optimistic again as always but will we really sign key players in problematic areas? Hmmm.

2.) 25 Apr 2019 10:22:40
Praet is a quality player and would be a decant signing.



25 Jan 2019 13:57:47
Hello Eds,
Just after a bit of of information regarding the club and it's finances if possible. I know there's been this whole thing about Arsenal only being able to afford loan deals this month and so on, but it looks like Suarez is really keen to get this Arsenal move sorted. Have we really pushed our finances to the limit that much that the £17m asking price from Barcelona is just not achievable at all? Understand our revenue decrease is also a factor but it's frustrating that we can't take advantage of this opportunity. Why are Arsenal that concerned with having a obligation to buy? If they are sceltical about him being good enough then why even pursue a loan in the first place.
Many thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - The issue with DS is as I have said. The obligation/option issue. They don’t want to commit funds if it doesn’t work out. There is nothing sinister really here.}

1.) 25 Jan 2019 19:41:11
I understand that but does that mean Arsenal are going to try and loan every player going forward to try them out ‘incase it doesn’t work out’. seems a bit silly if you ask me when you have a player who wants to play for you and fits the bill in midfield. They just need to make their decision and either take it or leave it.

2.) 26 Jan 2019 12:13:42
Glenn, you are quite right, it's hogwash. It's nothing to do with concerns about 'working out' - they either do not have, or do not wish to spend, the asking fee. If we are at all worried about his ability to adapt to the EPL, we ought not be looking at him at all. I'm happy to give Emery and the management team time to develop the squad in the way they see fit, but that faith wears thin when our intelligence is insulted. To clarify, I presume that Ed002 was reflecting the club's view, not his own.

{Ed001's Note - I think Glenn is missing the point. Barca wanted an obligation to buy, Arsenal wanted an option. They didn't want to be forced to buy a player who was unhappy or not performing etc.}

3.) 26 Jan 2019 12:29:18
But it was clear an 'option' was not feasible on the basis of Suarez' contract running down affecting his value. Your final sentence Ed, must surely apply to every transfer?

{Ed001's Note - depends on how sure you are that you want that player as opposed to seeing a good value deal that might be worth a punt. Suarez was seen as a punt.}

4.) 26 Jan 2019 12:34:16
Sure, I take the point, but at this stage of the game, should we really be spending so much energy on a 'punt'. Anyway, fair enough. :) Best, U.

{Ed001's Note - to me I would agree with you, but this is Arsenal we are talking about and they do not work well in the transfer market or on the pitch a lot of the time. Organisation is sadly lacking at every level of the club.}



24 Jan 2019 16:39:21
Hello Eds,
Some London media reports are stating that the deal for Suarez is pretty much off, with Arsenal looking towards a loan move for PSG's Christopher Nkunku instead? Do you know if Arsenal have shown any interest in the player?
Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - UE knows Nakuru well but any agreement will depend on a MF player arriving in Paris (in hand and probably not far away), what happens with Rabiot (a decision needs to be made now) and a guarantee of playing time in midfield - then it may be possible.}

1.) 24 Jan 2019 18:43:18
All in all sounds promising. Some more highly rated youth in the squad would be nice to see. Thank you Ed.

2.) 24 Jan 2019 20:23:46
I think we are genuinely trying to bring players in which whether we succeed or not is far better than the Benzema Higuian Mbappe nonsense of days gone by.
Hopefully things will work out but every target we've chased have been realistic and I'm really pleased about that.

3.) 24 Jan 2019 22:06:34
David Orstein has confirmed talks, let's get it done! Although PSG want to extend his contract before allowing the loan so his summer price tag will be higher 🙄.

4.) 25 Jan 2019 11:38:28
Would still prefer we found some cash to at least try and get Rabiot in the summer on a free.

5.) 25 Jan 2019 01:47:58
Do you rate Nkunku? Looks like he was quite the rising prospect a few years ago but has struggled to get regular first team action.

{Ed002's Note - I am not the guy to rate players - he is miffed as he is played out of position. PSG are not concerned if he goes.}




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09 May 2019 11:58:30
What are peoples thoughts about the team tonight?

Personally, I think we need to stay with 5 at the back. Use MN and Kola as our wide options with Auba and Laca up top together. Ozil in behind with Guendouzi and Torreira in the middle.

5-2-1-2. A pretty decent defensive formation for us to get the job done tonight. We can certainly use that formation to our advantage in attack as well which is clearly where our strengths lie. An important night for us tonight, let's go out with the right attitude and give a professional performance.


1.) 09 May 2019 18:21:30
3 - 4 - 1 - 2 => 3CBs and as you say Kola and MN wide with Torriera and Granit in the middle

Gotta go with a decent attack as we will need to score for sure.



07 May 2019 22:19:32
Kronke should be watching nights like this and realise what investment could bring to Arsenal. Champions League football and retaining Champions League football on a regular basis brings in millions. It's a real shame that he's only interested in making a steady profit. I hope that one day I will get to witness greatness in our club once more and have many nights like this. However, with our board and our financial structure we will never compete with the elite, simple. COYG ❤️.


1.) 07 May 2019 22:33:43
I was just thinking that I’ll never experience a night like that following Arsenal under Kroenke.

It will never ever happen.

2.) 07 May 2019 22:59:00
Agreed Stoner, certainly not in my lifetime.

3.) 07 May 2019 23:05:50
You never know lads, before Jurgen arrived did any Liverpool fan really believe 97 points was possible? Let alone what's been done tonight!
People say one man can't make a difference but I beg to differ, of course the players have been amazing the fans and board too but Jurgen was the one who arrived and told everyone at Liverpool players, board fans alike what he expected of them all and what they could expect from him also.

{Ed0333's Note - Doubters to Believers

4.) 07 May 2019 23:40:59
Everything looks impossible until someone achieves it Ed0333 mate, the 4 minute mile was the stuff of fantasy until Sir Roger Banister did it first, then I think 4 others achieved it within a year once he'd proved it doable.

{Ed0333's Note - my wife keeping silent for 10 minutes straight is impossible mate,

5.) 08 May 2019 00:55:15
Their board spent money

Huge difference.

{Ed0333's Note - we spend money from sales of players.

6.) 08 May 2019 02:45:34
Too bad we're the worst club on the planet at actually selling players for a profit. Even our best players leave for free.

Hate to say it but we're a bit of a joke club in lots of ways.

7.) 08 May 2019 08:18:52
Totally agree Eden players have been managed extremely poorly on and off the pitch in terms of contracts and contribution.
It's easy to put Liverpools mega rival down to their board spending but that doesn't paint anything like the true picture.
Yes Alison and Van came in at Big money but they are the icing on the cake not the main substance of it.
Coutinho was Liverpools super hero when Klopp arrived but he wanted out and Liverpool simply used the money to be better without him than with him, we could have had 60 million for Sanchez in the summer of 2017 but instead we got Miki for him in January 2018.
We've been the architects of our own downfall 100% on and off the pitch and simply saying other clubs have had it easier than us because of their board is more wallpaper to cover the wallpaper that's been covering the wallpaper that's been covering the cracks for years.

We can do nothing about the past but learn from it in order to do better in the future and I do think player contracts are now being managed better which is no bad place to start.

8.) 08 May 2019 19:48:52
And we got what for Sanchez and get what for Ramsey, Arsenal need to have a couple of transfer windows with high spend and high quality. stop bloody looking in the bargain basement.



08 Mar 2019 10:14:23
Spurs beat Dortmund in Germany and Man Utd pull off a stunning comeback in Paris while Arsenal, trying to sneak in a game while we are all travelling home from work, have lost to a bloody heartburn tablet!


1.) 08 Mar 2019 11:24:35
Sunday is a chance to put last night behind us and keep our meaningful season alive, a win would lift everyone, and basically a defeat doesn't bare thinking about.
Feels like a cup final in many ways.

2.) 08 Mar 2019 13:10:09
Couldn't agree more mate. Sunday is a must win.

3.) 08 Mar 2019 14:06:59
Agree Sunday is important, it isn't a must win but it is a must not lose. A win will not get us top 4 and a defeat won't resign us to 4th place relegation. As long as we stay within 4 points of top 4 we have as much chance as the others. Any more and we are in trouble as far as top four is concerned. But a win would be definate progress towards at least minimal seasonal improvement.

4.) 08 Mar 2019 17:25:44
A win against a rejuvenated Manchester United would be just what we need Steve, they've lost once since Ole took over and even that didn't actually count for anything over the two legs with PSG.
Win and top 4 is possible but lose and it's time to virtually accept when Jose went he took our realistic top 4 him opportunity with him.

5.) 08 Mar 2019 19:29:13
On current form Man Utd must be top dogs in Europe without doubt

A defeat wouldn’t raise eyebrows

A win would be a head shaker for many.



07 Mar 2019 12:03:37
So the rumours so far state that Suarez won't be getting a start again tonight. If he doesn't, he can't be impressing that much in training? Emery did say that he needed to earn his place in the team but come on, he couldn't even get a start against BATE. I would personally like to see a 4-2-3-1 with Ozil no.10, Suarez on the left and Mhki on the right. Auba up top seeing as we have no Laca but I wouldn't even be against Emery giving Nketiah a chance to shine. Need a good performance tonight, COYG!


1.) 07 Mar 2019 12:29:58
Does seem strange to go through all that negotiating and effort to bring him in and then not give him a chance, especially in the Europa.

2.) 07 Mar 2019 12:37:05
Would love to see Eddie get a run out, especially if we don't see Suarez tonight. I can imagine Emery will send out the big guns tonight, try to get an away goal or two and keep it tight at the back, and experiment more at home.

3.) 07 Mar 2019 15:09:26
Yeah it is a bit strange but hey, let's hope he doesn't get fed up of sitting on our bench too. I'm sure he'll get his chance but he needs to take it when it comes. As for Nketiah, he keeps getting praise from Freddie which is encouraging and good to see.

4.) 07 Mar 2019 15:46:57
We could do with Eddie Nelson and Maitland Niles all pushing into our best 18 and allowing us to use all and any funds on strengthing the defensive qualities of the squad.



02 Mar 2019 12:05:43
Not a fan of the line up today.


1.) 02 Mar 2019 12:18:13
Bizarre is the word that comes to my mind first! If it comes good he's a genius and if it doesn't then I'm sure Steve will explain why he had no choice:-)

2.) 02 Mar 2019 12:18:50
M neither, hope I'm wrong, maybe some little knocks involved.

3.) 02 Mar 2019 13:19:43
Half time. 45 minutes to go 😬 COYG!

4.) 02 Mar 2019 14:03:10
20 minutes to go and Dick is a genius up till now :-) brilliant result if it stays this way :-)

5.) 02 Mar 2019 14:36:15
Had our chance with that penalty despite the offside leveller. Big big shame it wasn't 3 points today so pray for a Chelsea and United slip up now 🙏.




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18 May 2019 19:33:21
Thank you for that Ed002. Guendouzi has faired pretty well so will be interesting to see if this develops in to something.


{Ed002's Note - Right - I am not sure comparisons are appropriate.}



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10 May 2019 11:50:01
Thank you. I think signing 1 or 2 players who already play in the premier league would be a good move by Arsenal. There are certainly some players who have the talent and experience that we could hugely benefit from but I assume price will be the issue.




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10 May 2019 09:25:22
Agreed. Awful suggestion. I think we can forget about Mourinho being the Arsenal manager.




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08 May 2019 08:24:12
Replace Emery with Mourinho. Heard it all now haha!




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24 Apr 2019 14:19:10
No problem, thank you. I think it's pretty easy to create a link seeing as Torreira was an old teammate so papers will jump on that. I'm dreading our next transfer window tbh. Optimistic again as always but will we really sign key players in problematic areas? Hmmm.





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21 May 2019 22:41:25
Chelsea FC's new sporting director 😂.




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23 Apr 2019 16:21:55
Agree Epping but Ed has a good point. If Grealish is anywhere near £40m then what does that say for the likes of Maddison, Brooks etc? We could pay inflated prices for HG players but surely our own academy should help somewhat in that respect? If it isn't, then why are we not producing good enough players? I think there is a lot more emphasis on younger players coming through now and it is certainly something we will see more frequently in upcoming seasons. I'm really hoping Nelson, Smith-Rowe, Saka and Nketiah can hit the ground running at premier league level in seasons to come, and that's just a name a few who have excelled under Freddie. I do agree with premier league players though, there are plenty in teams mid-table who we could/ should go for.




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03 Apr 2019 08:04:12
Agree mate, brilliant result for Wolves and Arsenal too for their top 4 hopes! Not looking forward to our away games though. Everton this weekend is going to be test with Watford and Wolves to follow. Hopefully we make light work of Napoli haha!




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09 Mar 2019 10:43:12
Both brilliant players and crucial for the future development of our squad. Looking forward to watching them grow 👌🏻.




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08 Mar 2019 13:10:09
Couldn't agree more mate. Sunday is a must win.