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20 Jun 2018 12:44:07
Hello eds with Leno joining in and torreira subject to clearance, do you think arsenal will sign another CM to replace JW or LT is a replacement for JW. Names like N'zonzi and Golovin are mentioned. Any information on the same would be much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - a so so is available, will move and has been of long term interest so certainly a possibility- I would forget Golovin for now.}

1.) 20 Jun 2018 15:13:01
A so so being an average player?

2.) 20 Jun 2018 14:52:06
Did u mean N’zonzi ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

3.) 20 Jun 2018 16:44:56
Thanks a lot for that info ed, That is exciting news. N'zonzi will be the last piece of the midfield jigsaw. He will be perfect for away games where we need to be compact and strong and xhaka can be used for home fixtures and other cups.

4.) 21 Jun 2018 08:32:26
He or someone like him would also show there is no room for passengers in our midfield anymore and that alone has to be brilliant news.
If making our midfield a place where you have to be at your best and give your all to get a game I don't mind which names appear on the team sheet, for me it's not about personalities it's about performances and players justifying their inclusion with good solid performances week in week out.
Torreira/ Nzonzi, Ramsey/ Xhaka, Elneny/ Maitland Niles. I don't care what they are called but I do care what they provide and give in an Arsenal shirt each and every week.

5.) 21 Jun 2018 02:34:01
Arsenal is interested in Banega Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of interest from the club - perhaps if Ramsey is going UE might push for him.}

6.) 21 Jun 2018 09:38:34
If Ramsey goes who will be our longest serving player? Iwobi or Ozil I guess?

7.) 21 Jun 2018 19:42:48

8.) 21 Jun 2018 22:28:44
Yes of course Luke :-)

9.) 22 Jun 2018 07:07:52
I wonder if Ramsey's demands will lead to the club cashing in on him and bringing in Nzonzi and Banega?
I would like to see us sign Nzonzi to play alongside Torreira.
Torreira and Banega are very different type of players compared to the type we had become used to. South American bite is just what we need.

10.) 25 Jun 2018 21:35:24
Nzonzi and torreira would work for me.



13 Jun 2018 08:24:59
Hello all eds and my fellow gooners
Reports coming out of Germany that arsenal are very close to agreeing terms with Bernd Leno, and this is conforming to what ed002 said that we want a GK and also that Bayer Leverkusen have signed a replacement from Frankfurt, would love to see Leno in the red and white. Can any ed002 confirm this? Or is this just the daily rumour mill? Would others be happy if he comes? Looks like the real deal. What do the eds think of him? Thanks for all the info


{Ed002's Note - You will never see Leno in red and white.}

1.) 13 Jun 2018 12:18:32
Because he is a goalkeeper?

2.) 13 Jun 2018 13:01:56
Ed002 stop teasing everyone, gosh!

{Ed002's Note - Don't worry I won't say any more.}

3.) 13 Jun 2018 13:11:59
Loool your not saying much ed!

4.) 13 Jun 2018 13:41:08
Hahahah love it ed002. But if you could give any information it will be really helpful.

5.) 13 Jun 2018 19:07:20
He in did give some info here, why we expect or demand to have everything chowed up?
Also, this is a banter page, isn't it?



22 May 2018 17:53:55
Can any of the eds safely say that Emery will be the next arsenal manager? All reports saying it's going to be announced Tomorrow, the way everyone is reacting it really looks like a done deal. I hope there aren't any suprises there. Can any of the eds confirm, thanks for all the work.


{Ed002's Note - Since Arteta stepped back because of concerns he had Arsenal has spoken again to UE, has spoken with Henry and has held a board meeting (abeit incomplete). It is likely to happen as I understand he expects to have sufficient influence going forward.}

1.) 22 May 2018 20:42:47
Ed with the new manager, how do u see arsenal season going next year? Do you think there will be progress, decline etc?

{Ed002's Note - I think it is far less risky than MA. I have no feeling for where it will go.}

2.) 23 May 2018 00:17:40
Thanks ed, I can breathe a sigh of relief now that you have confirmed the likelihood of UE happening. I think he is the right mix of good and bad (more good than bad) . Someone like Ancelloti wouldn't have anything specific to prove and would continue the cozy club trend whereas MA would have been a Big big gamble but UE is young, dynamic and has a point to prove. He's got experience and is tactically sound. Positive times for Arsenal, hoping that everybody get behind the team now and we try and capitalise on the next season, where the eyes maybe on us but definitely the pressure won't be on us. That's happening after a long long time. What do you guys think?



18 May 2018 15:20:05
It's happening guys, Arteta agrees terms to move to Arsenal. It's all over the place! Is it really though!?!?!?!?! 🤮.


1.) 18 May 2018 16:21:11
The more I think about it, the more I can't believe the levels of negligence at the club. I mean, it's show a total disability to read out our own problems an give an efficient answer to it.
It's true that we can't give an opinion of Arteta's abilities to run the club before he get the chance, but his lake of experience is precisely what we don't need in this moment.
It's a decision made out of emotions and the possibility of a fary tale, I'm sorry but that's absolutely childish.
We have been humiliated around world football in recent years, and the possibility of a hidden super hero coming out of nowhere is really surplus to requirements.
Of course I will back him up if he is chosen, but at the moment it's seems as a childish solution to turn around our childish attitude about competition.

2.) 18 May 2018 16:39:23
the new man will not be there to run the club only to coach the team, that's why the new guys were brought in, and the problem with the club has always been the board, why people are only jumping on this bandwagon now is beyond me.

3.) 18 May 2018 17:13:34
You, as other, say "only coach the team" as if will be a minor task.
Whoever will coach the team need to be able to deal a damaged team in terms of the needed mentality to approach big games and wining opportunities, also need to manage big egos and sorted important defensive problems among other big taska.
Is there for anyone to see, that our club has beenn hanging for years in cozy culture and a difficulty to take personal responsibility for the mistakes. Arteta is an endogamic option, more of the same, hence no a real solution.
I write this hoping to be wrong but I'm convinced that we really need to look beyond and bring outside solutions to our club culture.



03 Feb 2018 09:00:06
Hello eds, just wanted to confirm if Konstantinos Mavropanos has been sent on loan as wenger suggested or has been kept in the squad. Keeping in mind that wenger couldn't get Evans or Manolas, do you think we could see him make an appearance?
Thanks for all the work!


{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware he stayed put in January. No idea if he will get a game though.}

1.) 03 Feb 2018 09:10:05
Can't do much worse at the back than the others have been right.

2.) 03 Feb 2018 09:24:17
He’s in the Europa league squad.

3.) 03 Feb 2018 14:18:41
Would like to see him get some minutes. Looks big and mean, hopefully can turn into a good signing.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 08:22:57
Reports that Wenger was so impressed with him that he decided to keep him at the club, opposed to loaning him out. Clearly our new head scout had a big hand in signing him, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, yet Wenger seemed a bit miffed and said we know all the players. With the head negotiator starting at the club this month, the future is looking better and Wenger's total domination is slowly being eased.




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23 Jul 2018 09:43:15
So they say that the year England lost the semis last time, Arsenal won the next title.

Now. Is THIS coming home?
It better do!
You guys must know am just cautiously optimistic. Hahah!


1.) 23 Jul 2018 10:13:53
Personally my optimism levels don't stretch to a title this coming season Indian mate but I do have very high hopes of real improvement that no one can question.
Top 4 is going to be super difficult not impossible of course but none the same incredibly difficult.
We might need to be patient with Dick as he shapes us into all we can be and although it's possible for it to happen overnight it's unlikely.
We start at the back of the top 6 grid and for us to achieve a Lewis Hamilton this season we need a lot of teams to spin off the track and out of the race, just making the podeem would be brilliant.

2.) 23 Jul 2018 10:52:29
Top post gunner62, I couldn't have written it as good. I feel exactly the same, My post-above was just to infuse some humour guys, just having a little laugh!
But as far as our realistic options are considered, Man city SHOULD be run away winners, Liverpool and man utd battle out for second and third and the way Chelsea and Tottenham are shaping up, top 4 is well and truly achievable.
I'm saying that after factoring in the kind of absolute OVERHAUL we've gone through as a club. As grass root as young signings, youth coaches, backroom staff, data analytics team which I am personally super excited about being a student of that subject. And I haven't even mentioned the transfers yet. LT11 is going to bite in the epl.
Q: How long do we wait before saying that wengers departure was late but it was worth it?
A: When we win a title? I think so too!
But we when that day comes, we can say the foundations were laid from the word go.

3.) 23 Jul 2018 12:31:54
Well i am not impressed he’s keeping Iwobi.

4.) 23 Jul 2018 12:33:53
Top 4 will be very hard but possible. I would say the two Manchester clubs are pretty much going to be in top 2 spots as it stands with the squad depth they have so that means we have to unlodge 2 out of 3 in Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea.

Liverpool looking even stronger this term with extra creativity in midfield and a better keeper. Chelsea have uncertainty like us with a new manager and possible departure of star Man Hazard and their top keeper and Spurs have not made any signings and could lose Aderwield and rumours on RM after Trippier. So would say it is Spurs and Chelsea we need to beat to 4th. If we can keep a tight defence we have a shot.

5.) 23 Jul 2018 13:54:54
Definitely Ryan mate, we need to become much much more difficult to beat and if can also become less wasteful up front too then anything is possible and certainly a top 4 challenge likely.

6.) 23 Jul 2018 15:27:43
really tough first 2 games, but probably the best time to play city, they are likely to be missing a few players and then chelsea who knows what they will be like, but sarri hasn't been there long so probably a good time to play them too. still i'm not expecting anything from those games, but hopefull, get a few points out of those games, even if we don't we could have quite a good start! the next 8 fixtures looks like a very nice run.

7.) 23 Jul 2018 20:44:43
Get 4 to 6 points from city and Chelsea and there will be lots and lots of excited Gooners and if Mesut can be mom in those two games so much the sweeter.

8.) 24 Jul 2018 04:10:23
I will be happy if we are just competitive in the city game and its not a foregone conclusion after 15 minutes.

9.) 24 Jul 2018 08:28:01
Beating City in preseason friendlies and winning the community shield has lead people into a false sense of excitement in previous years only for once the real stuff started for all our old problems to become on obvious on opening day again.
This time I think Dick will have those problems reduced if not irradiated and teams will have to think more about facing us rather than blow the dust off a ten year game plan that always worked against Arsenal and everyone but Arsene knew about.
I'm expecting to give City and Chelsea a very tough game at the very very least.



01 Jul 2018 16:50:04
Hey fellow gooners
Can't help but observe Torreira in the past couple of matches, looks the part. Especially against Portugal he was immense. What do you guys and ed make of him?


1.) 01 Jul 2018 17:17:38
From what little I've seen of him i like him, good work rate positioning isn't afraid of a tackle.
Really hope the deal happens.

2.) 02 Jul 2018 13:28:50
I am not convinced. I know size isn't everything, but with our team i want a DM who is also physically imposing. I was watching Uruguay and i thought they had accidentally left their mascot on the pitch as i saw someone running around who lokked barely 5ft and was built like a heavy wind would push them over, so i was doubly shocked when i realised it was Torreira. I don't think a DM should be a player who is a liability when it comes to defending a corner, who really has to stand by a post as no way would he be able to mark anyone? Perhaps i am being over fussy?

{Ed001's Note - have you never heard of Kante?}

3.) 02 Jul 2018 13:47:09
He breaks the mold Ed, but then again he is so exceptional i think he breaks just about every mold in the book. Plus i would say he is still more thick set and taller that Torreira, which isn't difficult, as i think my 8 year old niece is bigger than him.

{Ed001's Note - the game is no longer about being big and strong, you can win the ball without needing to be strong and crosses are less and less common in the Prem. I think you are just out of touch. Which is no surprise as most of you on here seem to be in your 80s....}

4.) 02 Jul 2018 17:23:39
Bloomin cheek Ed, i'm barely a day over 79.

{Ed001's Note - you must have had a hard life....}



19 Jun 2018 22:06:06
Jack wilshere has confirmed his exit from Arsenal and has been very clear that wanted to stay after taking the cut financially but only due to footballing reasons he is going to move elsewhere. Can't say he is the midfielder we thought he would become. He's one of those players who are Arsenal through and through and have been a part of Arsenal since 17 years. Jackie may not be the best CM around but he's got the best attitude, he's gone down many a million times but just played decent football with a smile on his face and his tongue sticking out. I will miss him terribly as a presence in the midfield and as a character in the club and I also wish him and his family the absolute best which even club he goes to.


1.) 19 Jun 2018 22:52:49
I was thinking for something to say but that just about says it all.

2.) 19 Jun 2018 23:49:20
Really IG, so you'd be proud if your son turned out like him. I don't think so.

3.) 19 Jun 2018 23:57:44
Good luck to the lad. let's get a great replacement now.

4.) 20 Jun 2018 05:01:36
So you're asking if I'd be proud of my son if he puts on the number 10 shirt for Arsenal, plays for the club I love - for 17 years? Hell I'll just be proud of him for choosing the right side of London! But in all seriousness- I may not be completely happy with the way he has developed, but really if you factor in the amount of times he has just got injured and has had to go under treatment and then recovery just to even walk, one may realise that life hasn't been completely fair to him. He may not be the best player as I said but JW has wore that badge like his skin and I'd be god damn proud of it NES.

{Ed001's Note - how has life not been fair to him? His injury problems are down to his lifestyle and lack of close control. He has risen far above his complete lack of any discernable ability to play for his country. The guy is one of the luckiest blokes of all time, to have pulled the wool over the eyes of people just by pretending to give a toss about the club.}

5.) 20 Jun 2018 06:45:55
Good luck Jack - hope it works out well for you and your family.

6.) 20 Jun 2018 07:32:40
I simply couldn't agree more with Ed001's comments.
Wilshere was the Emperors New Clothes. He has had a privileged life and has abused it. He isn't talentless, but his sole skill was running with a ball at his feet, which he then rarely distributed intelligently or to significant effect.
Good luck to him at Brentford or Millwall.

7.) 20 Jun 2018 10:35:20
I’m not going to get into my opinions on jack as everybody knows what they are. But the facts speak for themselves and that jack was the tip of the iceberg in what historically has become a very cosy club. I echo what Indian gooner said from a fans perspective that we would all love a Stephen Gerard in our club but it wasn’t to be. Good luck to him.

Can’t believe steve boldgot kept on though.



20 May 2018 15:00:10
Hello eds and my fellow gooners!
I think the board's mentality has been questioned often. But if they are able to get a good backgroom staff (keeping in mind that Arteta is sealed and just waiting to happen) we might have some positivity around the club, the players and the people Henry ljunberg or even cazorla as suggested have seen Wenger's mistake and may play a role in galvanizing us at the back. SM will do the required transfers, he has got a good hold on the German network of football, (Leno, Max Meyer, Soyuncu, jorginho, kouilibaly, seriously, all talented players to some degree) . For the first time we are going towards a direction that has so many roads of possibilities, maybe losing out and division of fan base is a possibility but these are the best odds we have had in YEARS, it has been toxic for a while now tbh but whoever comes in is going to and will get the due support, it's upto him to shine or make mistakes and bundle into a pile of sorry figures. Time will tell. We are riding on the thin line if excitement and anxiety.


1.) 20 May 2018 15:12:21
Apparently a few years back when we beat City away it was Cazola who lead the revolt that forced Arsene to play Le Coq as DM that day.
Arsene admitted after that game that the change of tactics wasn't his idea and that the players had expressed their lack of desire to go out and get stuffed in the usual way.

2.) 20 May 2018 15:49:52
Yes gunner62, I just think we shouldn't underestimate our squad even before the ball is kicked. Let's wait and watch, we've waited a few years for this haven't we, we should be excited rather than anxious, but that's just my humble opinion, what do you guys think?!

3.) 20 May 2018 16:58:29
We were fed up with the groundhog season after season where one season of underachievement simply merged into the next and then the next almost seamlessly so what have we got to lose by being open to a different approach even if it's not what we were expecting.
To write something new off simply because it's different would be madness and with that approach we still be walking everywhere because the wheel was far to wacky an idea to even try out for some people.

4.) 20 May 2018 19:23:41
That's spot on gunner! Hoping for a good season!



17 May 2018 16:43:15
Hello eds and fellow gooners, the daily mail is now suggesting that henry will meet Arsenal representatives for an interview, is it usual speculation or do you see any substantial truth in it? Do you see him as one of the candidates? And also now that SM is scouting players, is sokratis an option? Thankyou for the brilliant work.


1.) 17 May 2018 16:57:59
They rang Viera so who knows.

2.) 17 May 2018 17:01:23
All we are reading is rookie ex players, arteta, vierra (albeit token gesture) and henry. No smoke without fire but it seems they are going for cheap rather than paying for experience. At least when the guy is appointed everyone will know what the ambition is. Although according to gazidis, we are looking and searching hard for the right man for the job.

3.) 17 May 2018 17:38:43
Steve would I be right in thinking you are missing Arsene a little and feeling a little lost without the campaign to get him out :-)

4.) 17 May 2018 18:00:02
I’m seriously hoping it’s nothing like that steve.

5.) 17 May 2018 18:17:04
No gunner, i just think that it obvious what we need and don't need. But i won't ever miss wenger, arteta or a n other. Its not that i think arteta may not be an inspired choice, i just think he is possibly on the face of it, the worse choice. I can't help it but i just don't see him as an arsenal manager. I could see henry or vierra or even adams, i'm sure about any of them either but i do see the passion for winning and class with them, i just don't see arteta. I don't know many who would have him as the main choice either. It just doesn't seem to fit.

6.) 17 May 2018 18:17:56
But when he wins the double next season, i may change my mind. Lol.

7.) 17 May 2018 18:21:51
Sano, so do i because we have a great chance to change things and we actually have a base to work from. We have a decent attack and atacking midfield. Unlike man u who were winning things with a fantastic manager with an aging squad.

8.) 17 May 2018 18:27:04
What two away wins in a row steve 😂.

9.) 17 May 2018 19:13:39
Well Steve it's hard not to agree with you, because Arteta never comes off as someone who would eat your head off If you weren't on his side. But my ray of light is that maybe because he's been around players like puyol, iniesta etc in his young days and has seen Guardiola, Wenger (and even Moyes, haha jk) , poch looks very impressed and a few current players (hector, Nacho) have previously said in their interview that arteta is someone who is destined to become a big manager. We can just get behind him and hope that this bold move works because in my head, Arteta is already our new manager and can't handle ozil 😶.

10.) 17 May 2018 19:23:12
I meant not sure about henry vierra or adams. I missed the not out. Lol.

11.) 17 May 2018 19:24:44
Sano, the away form was down to the poor defence. You don't win away if you aren't solid.

12.) 17 May 2018 19:57:28
Tony Adams Steve :-) have you taken leave of your senses completely man :-)
I'm not saying Artetta is the right choice but as we stand he's not anyone's choice as no one has chosen anyone yet.
Let's just wait and see because according Sky we ain't got to wait long as tomorrow is the big meeting day isn't it :-)

13.) 17 May 2018 20:36:46
Gunner, i have corrected myself, i forgot the not. My point is the other three as ex arsenal players are icons, nothing to do with their ability. We don't know any of their abilities really but i don't look at arteta in the same mould as the others and neither do most of the fans. As i have said i don't want a rookie at all, it was just where they are in afc folklore because that's all we have to go on all of them really.

14.) 17 May 2018 21:06:25
Have to agree steve. No rookie no bookie no hookie and no artettttttta!

15.) 17 May 2018 21:44:05
Gunner, the benzema transfer has juat reared its ugly head again. We have representatives talking with him now apparently. Lol.

16.) 17 May 2018 21:51:30
I agree with you Steve. To be honest all I want is the toxicity in the fanbase diminishes, it's really a sad affair. But that really gives no excuse to the owners and the board to get Arteta, surely there is a better option out there waiting to be contacted. I'm onboard with Rafa too, atleast he will be able to get some character and zest into the players. This decision is really a big one as it tests the mentality and ambition of our board. With a pragmatic approach towards our squad rebuilding, we really can do well next season.

17.) 18 May 2018 00:47:37
IG yes this appointment is needed to be right to get everone up and at it again.




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05 Aug 2018 18:24:34
Would it just happen to be the Catalan area in Europe ed? 😏.


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23 Jul 2018 10:57:21
Very interesting insight there as usual Ed002!
Got a chance to go through the sharkpod, must say it's amazing. Always love the astute info. The papa song was on point! Cheers mate!




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23 Jul 2018 09:38:34
Excited about the Iwobi deal, gives us a player that doesn't stink of Wenger too much but has the morals of the club, ticks a couple of boxes there! He's been on and off but can develop into a zaha kind of a player. If not the actual potential but the kind of things he does on the pitch, stay wide AND cut inside-Emery loves, can cross and press, I think that is what Emery would want/ can get out of him. Looking forward to watching the BIG17 grow under UE. What do you guys think?




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01 Jul 2018 16:45:33
Brilliant info as always Ed002. Interesting to see no mention of ousman dembele, guess it was all paper talk then? Also the names are all of sporadic/ rotational players. The marquee type signing won't be made this window maybe! What do you guys think?




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20 Jun 2018 16:44:56
Thanks a lot for that info ed, That is exciting news. N'zonzi will be the last piece of the midfield jigsaw. He will be perfect for away games where we need to be compact and strong and xhaka can be used for home fixtures and other cups.





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05 Aug 2018 00:21:36
Is it just me or Rob holding should be our first choice with papa? Rob holding is comfortable on the ball, hardly makes a mistake, looks composed position wise and doesn't rush into tackles where not necessary. Also wins them headers and is a danger for the opponents in set pieces (goal against PSG).

I think he's young but has been in the arsenal set up to take his game to the next level. I'm looking forward to how he develops under the new coaching staff. What do you guys think?




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23 Jul 2018 10:52:29
Top post gunner62, I couldn't have written it as good. I feel exactly the same, My post-above was just to infuse some humour guys, just having a little laugh!
But as far as our realistic options are considered, Man city SHOULD be run away winners, Liverpool and man utd battle out for second and third and the way Chelsea and Tottenham are shaping up, top 4 is well and truly achievable.
I'm saying that after factoring in the kind of absolute OVERHAUL we've gone through as a club. As grass root as young signings, youth coaches, backroom staff, data analytics team which I am personally super excited about being a student of that subject. And I haven't even mentioned the transfers yet. LT11 is going to bite in the epl.
Q: How long do we wait before saying that wengers departure was late but it was worth it?
A: When we win a title? I think so too!
But we when that day comes, we can say the foundations were laid from the word go.




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23 Jul 2018 09:53:52
Exactly sanogo mate! It's so good to see ozil come out, take a stand and be firm that his country should not bind him with such things. He is a sportsperson and should have no involvement in the political dynamics. Meeting with someone is not the biggest crime in the world now is it!
An article read that some Bayern official was quoted saying- good he retired "He's been sh*t for seasons"
Hope he has a blinder of a season to shut these guys!




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30 Jun 2018 07:38:50
Yes sir! :)




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29 Jun 2018 19:08:00
I remember ed saying give me a week and it's been a week to this day. Looks like dags is counting down each day hahaha. In all honesty so am I, eagerly waiting for your brilliant insight eds, thanks for all the work. Super excited for the new season. Come on Arsenal!


{Ed002's Note - A few days, it is a busy time and I have "stuff" to deal with.}