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25 Apr 2019 00:35:28
Hi Eds, do you know anything about the Gabriel Martinelli transfer? Possible Danny Welbeck replacement?


{Ed002's Note - He is a child - he is not for the first team.}

1.) 25 Apr 2019 10:21:46
It will be interesting to see if we offer Welbeck a new deal, as he is decent cover along the frontline and there will be no transfer fee involved.



14 Jul 2015 20:01:06
Eds any idea what the long term plan is regarding Jenkinson? Is the new contract simply just to maintain market value or do they see a space for him in future squads.


{Ed001's Note - he wants to stay and the club would like to give him more time to develop. They will accept offers above a certain price and let him decide whether to stay or go, but he is not being pushed out of the door.}

1.) 15 Jul 2015 15:27:25
Thank you for your reply ED001, I think as a fan of the club all Arsenal supporters would love to see him succeed at the club but it's difficult to see.

2.) 17 Jul 2015 14:50:10
Sadly, you are absolute correct.



09 Jun 2015 19:41:53
Jackson Martinez's agent claims that his release clause has been matched by an unspecified club and that a deal could be reached sometime this week.

Looking through the search function, in May Ed002 said that "W/F: Dybala has been of sustained interest but he will not be moving to Arsenal. Arsenal will possibly turn to Jackson Martinez, ".

Is the situation still the same or is interest elsewhere?


1.) 10 Jun 2015 13:25:55
Boom! Search function reference FTW!

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



20 May 2015 15:29:41
Bartra reportedly available for £7.1m due to playing less than 60% of Barcelona's games.

Eds do you have any idea whether this is true or not and if so would you expect Arsenal to be among the interested clubs.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal has shown no interest in him.}

1.) 20 May 2015 22:34:59
Is that really such a clause in players contracts?

{Ed001's Note - some players do have clauses such as that, though they are difficult to enforce in England, so it doesn't tend to happen here.}

2.) 21 May 2015 07:59:16
Thanks ed! Never knew that one. Sounds a strange one. Must be a lot of stipulations in it with injuries and form and such. Sounds a stupid clause to me

{Ed001's Note - it depends on the player, but usually it would be a when fit to play they have to play X amount of times. It is usually when a smaller club is picking up an older player, with a big rep, who is not sure which team to join. There are a few younger players in Spanish football that have similar sorts of clauses, such as Odegaard having a clause that he trains with the first team a number of times each week. That led to a falling out with the club, when he refused to turn up for training with Castilla and Zidane dropped him as a result. It does seem to have been settled now.}



03 Apr 2015 15:40:24
A few reports going round that Arsenal have signed a 16 year old from Velez Sarsfield called Maxi Romero.

Obviously not meant for the first team at the moment. But does anyone know anything about him? Position etc?


1.) 03 Apr 2015 16:43:26
He's a very prolific striker.

We have representatives talking to him.

Apparently, we 'will' sign him but will leave him to develop at his parent club for another 2 years on 'loan'.

2.) 04 Apr 2015 19:14:48
*cough* Work permit issues *cough*

3.) 05 Apr 2015 11:41:18
Hope he is not like the Austin Maxi my dad had when we were growing up. Load of old tosh....




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08 Nov 2018 00:30:29
Gunners, would you rather qualify for next years champions league and City win the league unbeaten OR another year in the Europa league but the invincibles stay a one off?


1.) 08 Nov 2018 06:39:27
EL as I respect the Invincibles and can’t stand the clubs who bought success - Chelsea and $hity.

2.) 08 Nov 2018 07:37:24
Champions league football for me every time, the invincibles were for me the best ever team no matter what city or anyone else does in the future simply because I'm an Arsenal fan and I enjoyed that period so much on a personal level
If City Liverpool or Chelsea can go the rest of this season unbeaten good luck to them, what we did was unbelievable at the time and we loved every minute of it, that's what's important.
Spurs thought back in 1962 no other team would ever do the league fa cup double again but 10 years later we did it and several clubs have done it since, I'm not precious about being the only club to go a whole season unbeaten because that is ancient history now in football terms but I'm precious about the memories of how brilliant we were and how much we enjoyed it.
We need to think of the future rather than turn into Spurs fans living off the ancient past which hardly any of them can remember, it's worth baring in mind no teenage Arsenal fans can remember the invincibles actually playing at the time or have any memory of us as premier league champions or even being competitive in the title race even, we should cherish the memories but look to the future because for all the lovely memories it's the future that's important now.

Just to get everyone's brain ticking over this morning, without using Google
Which member of the Arsenal invincibles went on to become a double invincible with another club in another country?

3.) 08 Nov 2018 12:12:05
Kolo Toure? Did he also do it at Celtic?

4.) 08 Nov 2018 13:20:09
I see I wasn’t the only one who watched Question of Sport.

5.) 08 Nov 2018 14:23:24
Well done FM mate spot on, wow what an achievement! Some career Kolo had especially if you add in his City medals too plus he came so close at Liverpool in 2014 to adding to his hual.

6.) 08 Nov 2018 16:15:00
Spot on Banbury mate:-) , you know allll my secrets :-)



15 Jun 2018 17:39:18
Granit Xhaka contract extension? Will this have any influence over how likely we are to let Ramsey go this summer or is it unrelated?


1.) 15 Jun 2018 18:14:59
if someone offered 50 million for ramsey i would sell, xhaxa and naitland miles and ozil can play in his postition prob miki as well.

2.) 15 Jun 2018 19:08:07
They could, but I could think of more productive positions for that trio. My guess is that Xhaka will be the back up if we play two (Torriera and Ramsay/ other) in the middle, or one of a three, if 4-3-3 is employed. As you say £50 is a fair chunk of a winger, with Xhaka and Torriera as the two. Like you i would take it.

3.) 15 Jun 2018 19:30:51
Have I been asleep and missed a season or something, since the season ended and Xhaka hasn't played people have gone Xhaka mad for some reason:-)
The player had been a huge disappointment in his two seasons so far it's pure fantasy to pretend otherwise.



02 Jun 2018 02:50:41
Hi Ed's, just out of curiosity do any of you know if there's any truth behind the story Sky Sports ran about us attempting a late bid for Fabinho? Or is it just more bollocks?


{Ed001's Note - I don't know sorry, it was a rush signing, so they would have to be quick as his Atleti move fell through and he agreed to move to Liverpool instead pretty much straight away.}

1.) 02 Jun 2018 09:30:59
We seem to do that a lot, arrive late for dinner. Is it a token gesture or is just incompetencey.

2.) 02 Jun 2018 09:44:37
It doesn’t really mater at all to be honest. Why talk about things than didn’t happen.

3.) 02 Jun 2018 09:49:51
Cheer up Steve still plenty more shopping days and lots more sleeps till kick off mate, you never know what Sventa might have in his sack for you if your a good boy.
Try ho ho ho instead of no no no for a bit mate you might even get to enjoy it :-)

4.) 02 Jun 2018 10:17:00
To be fair Sanogo mate some people are feeling a little lost right now without Arsene to moan about and with Emery not having had chance to make a mistake they can get their teeth into yet they will accept any opportunities they can get their hands on for now, be it real or imaginary.
It's how the Artetta story became so big, we've had lovely weather lately so the British summer has been off the agenda, mind you the i'm sure the visa card chaos yesterday must have brought some kind of relief for those for are only happy when they are moaning :-)

5.) 02 Jun 2018 10:38:49
Love it g62 i can not wait to see who we sign everything good comes to those who wait i was always told.

6.) 02 Jun 2018 10:49:49
Sanogo and G62, I’m asking out of curiosity not because I’m “feeling a little lost” or “looking for something to moan about”. As we’re all aware we have a new management structure and a reportedly limited transfer budget, information on a last minute bid for Fabinho would have at least have given us some insight into how the rest of the summer could pan out.

Thanks for the reply Ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome, sorry I couldn't help much.}

7.) 02 Jun 2018 11:20:28
Fair shout Jack mate.
Personally I'm not expecting token gestures or mighty slogans from the Sven men and Emery I'm extremely optimistic they feel there are lots of players out there who can improve us and I for one am ready to let the past go and let the new boys start with a completely clean slate.
I'm not expecting Benzema Higuain Mbappe nonsense from them and until they actually go down that road I'm happy to feel those days are gone for us.
I think listen to what they actually say and do rather than what the media tell us to think about them.
It was Arsene who said no players were available who could improve us and Arsene isn't in charge anymore.



05 Sep 2015 12:16:51
Any truth in the last minute Kokorin loan move rumours? Did Arsenal bid or is this just more tabloid nonsense?


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal were interested.}

1.) 05 Sep 2015 16:11:38
Its truth they wanted the player on loan, but since he was in the final year of his contract his club only wanted to sell. Anyways what's the point of signing another park
Chu young just for the heck of it? Get over the transfer period is closed



03 Aug 2015 00:42:13
Brilliant win for the team today, now it's just about replicating that result over the next 38 premier league games!

I was a bit worried by Theo's performance up front, his hold up/ link up play is not anywhere near the same level as any of the other top clubs strikers and today he just did not look like he believed he could win the ball of any of Chelsea's back four. I know link up play and closing down are not the primary reasons you would choose Theo up front, but if he wants to nail down a starting spot in his "preferred position" then I think he has some real work to do over the course of the season.


1.) 03 Aug 2015 06:21:40
It didn't look like he wanted to win the ball at all, no fight. Just allowed the Chelsea defenders to jump over him. The difference when giroud came on was enormous. I felt like we played quite a few long balls though, and with Theo that just isn't going to work

2.) 03 Aug 2015 09:32:48
This is why giroud is perfect..he holds the ball up, takes pressure from the defense and let's the team push up.

we need benzema badly...he can do what giroud does, can finish better and is superior in every facet.

id take lewandowski too, same calibre and quality of player as benzema.

{Ed025's Note - benzema could make the difference to winning the prem or finishing runner up lakes...break the bank and get him i say mate..

3.) 03 Aug 2015 12:18:06
to be fair ed if they want 50-60 mill for him i think arsenal will do a deal, i just think madrid won't sell until they have a backup striker or get a striker they want if ronaldo is playing upfront.

they only sell players when they no longer need them.

i would say we are trying to sign him, but i'm not sure how successful we will be in landing him.




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14 Jun 2018 01:25:11
Personally I’m not a massive fan of Mustafi but I feel that with Kos being out indefinitely with an injury which has been ongoing for several seasons now it would be a brave move for the new manager to let our only current/ fit/ established CB leave this summer.




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18 Aug 2015 17:17:40
The reports suggest it's Zealalem with Silva joining Bolton.




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15 Jul 2015 15:27:25
Thank you for your reply ED001, I think as a fan of the club all Arsenal supporters would love to see him succeed at the club but it's difficult to see.




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I remember Wenger saying in an interview the biggest mistake he made as Arsenal manager was rushing Pires back from a long term injury. Having said that I doubt he'd make the same mistake with Theo, doubt we'll see him play before December.


{Ed025's Note - thats my opinion as well jack, it will obviously be reviewed on a week to week basis, but if he broke down again it could and his career mate..



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Can any of the Eds answer this for me? When wages are quoted in the media as a general rule are they quoted as before or after tax? Thanks


{Ed002's Note - Before tax.}




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15 Sep 2018 16:41:36
We have to start with Xhaka and Torreira. I like Guendouzi and he’s done really well considering this is his first season in top flight football, but he doesn’t contribute anywhere near as much as Torreira who also seems to balance nicely against some of Xhaka’s short comings.




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15 Sep 2018 14:42:30
Xhaka has most completed passes out of all of our players so far this season, like it or not he is an integral part of how we build in possession and fans need to accept he will play the majority of games this season. As for Cech, I feel that Emery is giving him enough rope to hang himself- either adapt or make yourself unselectable so that Leno would have the full undisputed backing of the fans. Also worth baring in mind if Leno comes in and plays badly it’s very difficult to reinstate a goalkeeper in their mid 30s back into the side without effectively making Leno into a joke.




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13 Sep 2018 22:28:21
Surely clubs could easily find ways to get round this? Eg feeder clubs, favourable buy back clauses etc.




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03 Sep 2018 18:41:49
Went to my first game at the Emirates for the Westham game and the thing which struck me most was the prevalence of this sort of negative attitude among the fans around me. Yes everyone should be entitled to their opinion on the state of the team etc but some people seem to want to bitch and complain about the team more than to enjoy watching them play!




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26 Aug 2018 13:34:52
Although he is undoubtedly regularly caught lacking in his defensive duties, I don’t think you can underestimate the importance of Bellerin for us going forward. He was involved in both goals yesterday and created several good chances in the Chelsea game. For me, he offers some much needed width to our game and is one of the few players in our squad happy to sit wide and wait for the ball rather than coming inside looking to play to feet. Personally I’m not sure if Lichtsteiner, undoubtedly a more proficient defender, would present us with the same level of attacking threat as Bellerin which is probably why Hector will probably continue to start.