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04 Jan 2019 17:44:40
Could we be in for that other Pepe. The defender without a contract. Think that might be amazing in the short term! Two Pepes in one window would be mind blowing! (Btw is it Pepes in plural or Pepi)


{Ed0333's Note - I’m assuming Pep’s

1.) 04 Jan 2019 22:08:12
How about "peeps"



30 May 2018 08:47:49
hey eds, do Arsenal have any intereset in Sander Berge this year? Remember there were some rumours last year. Being norwegian, i think that would be cool. he is a really interesting talent.

And what is hapening with max mayer?


{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of and all I know about Meyer is he rejected Liverpool.}

1.) 30 May 2018 11:30:30
Ed001, i know its a long shot but are you aware of the reasons cited for him turning Liverpool down?

{Ed001's Note - no mate sorry.}



17 Aug 2017 18:32:06
Thank you for all your wisdom eds:)

One (some) question to understand the mechanics of transfers and club management. Do you think a Lemar deal would be more likely if we manage to find new clubs for players like Wilshere, Debuchy, Gibbs or Jenkinson? Or if Ox is leaving us?

It seems Arsenal have a to many players we hardly ever use, and probably never will use. These kind of squadplayers should be youngsters, right? Is this a situation we ended up in, since we had a stadium to repay. Seems like we gave out new contracts, instead of replacing with better players. Hence the high wages to some of these players.


{Ed002's Note - No it becomes more likely if the buing club make a serious effort to match the asking price.}




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21 Jun 2019 12:13:50
Some serious friendlies we got. Bayern, Real and Barca! Thoughts. Three wounded clubs sort of.


1.) 21 Jun 2019 13:12:22
4 wounded teams.

2.) 22 Jun 2019 13:49:53
We are going to get some beating there hahha.

3.) 22 Jun 2019 14:17:18
Or some good preseason results that gets everyone very excited for the new season Moe, unless of course Real Barcelona and Bayern play dirty by fielding there best 11 against us :-)



05 Jun 2019 09:10:25
As a Norwegian and a Arsenal fan I find it interesting that we could solve our problems with three Norwegian youngsters.

Kristoffer Ajer (21) from Celtic (CB) , on th team of the year in Scottish premier League, huge talent. And huge physical presence with his 1,96m.

Sander Berge (21) , from Gent (CDM) , highly rated talent, wanted by Sevilla among others. Also a speedy and robust guy at 1,93m.

Martin Ødegård (20) , Real Madrid property, played last year for Vitesse. On the team of the year in Eresdivision. For a club that finished 5th. Amazing technique. Well known talent.

Check them out! Thoughts?


1.) 05 Jun 2019 13:47:16
I will bow to your local knowledge Norgunner, but whoever we go for, promising youngsters, and a few players of decent height would certainly be on my list. I am a fan of Torreira, but watching our DM walk out for the final and realise he was virtually the same height as the child who's hand he was holding made me think maybe we need a bit more height and build in the team?



10 May 2019 15:43:37
It is said we need a new winger. I don’t disagree, but Reiss Nelson would be back, is he not rated good enough? I think CM and CB should be addressed first. And how would Smith-Rowe fit in.


1.) 10 May 2019 16:32:50
I wouldn't be upset to see Nelson given game time next season. Smith-Rowe reminds me a lot of Ramsey from what I've seen of him, maybe we have a long term replacement there. Both great young players.

Considering Cech and Welbeck are all confirmed leaving, I would like to see us give those first xi spots to youngsters too.

2.) 10 May 2019 18:05:15
It's a long term solution to promote from within including Chambers but it would take patience from fans.
If this season had been achieved by promoting from within and playing Rowe Smith Nelson amd Chambers and Maitland Niles in the middle rather than playing Litch Xhaka Mustafi Miki then I think people would be much much more positive about this season and the future.

3.) 10 May 2019 19:13:05
Chambers needs moving on mate, he’s not of an Arsenal standard, Miles from it

Rumours Mustafi is wanted by Gavidis, get him out quick.

4.) 10 May 2019 19:23:02
G62 - Chambers is average at best, now having been part of two relegations from the PL. Quite what fellow Gooners see in him is beyond sense.
As for the youngsters, Rowe-Smith and Nelson, they clearly need to mature as players before playing regularly in Arsenal's first team, and were nowhere near ready for regular first team football at Arsenal this season. Next season Nelson will join the first team squad, I am not yet sure about Smith-Rowe. Emery will probably watch their development during pre-season, afterwhich he will make a decision regarding next season.
If we had played Chambers, Rowe-Smith and Nelson in the middle this season, then we would have been in a far worse position than we are currently in. I doubt very much that they would have done better than the likes of Torrieira and Xhaka.
Emery has done a decent job in his first season, putting out the likes of Napoli and Valencia on the way to the EL final and has more points than last season in the PL. I am sure he knows that players have to move on and others brought in. It will be interesting to see if we can win the EL and to see how the summer transfer window fathoms out. I knew deep down that once the fans had turned on Wenger, Emery would have a difficult task placating fickle, clueless fans.

5.) 10 May 2019 19:34:36
G62, do you think the fans would appreciate it if the club came out and said that we are now focusing on youth and they need time? Say a 5 year plan to clear the wages and clear the dead wood out whilst getting the youngsters blooded in.

I'd be more than happy to hear that, we have a great crop of youth coming through and we have the advantage of us fans loving it when one comes through the ranks.

6.) 10 May 2019 20:24:42
Hi Akie I think if this season had been achieved while planning for the long term future in mind people would be excited rather than despondent mate, we don't have unlimited funds and we have a wage bill problem so promoting from within would offer one solution that if handled well might put us in a much more optimistic position in 12 months time.
Hi RG open to sensible debate and discussion as always I see :-)
What's so enjoyable about your posts is how you never are condescending self promoting dismissive of others opinions and views and if all that wasn't endearing enough I really enjoy your always new fresh non repetitive humble views that you never try and pass off as facts.
Pleasure as always :-)

7.) 10 May 2019 21:14:18
I say give the kids a chance, can't be any worse than what we have been fielding!

8.) 10 May 2019 21:34:25
Says the clown who himself turned on Wenger having been so supportive of him.

You couldn’t make up the garbage, oh no hang, it’s Walter Mitty himself, of course he can.


9.) 10 May 2019 22:41:49
G62 I simply don’t suffer fools gladly. The absurd suggestion to bring back Chambers to the club when both Wenger and Emery farmed him out on loan to clubs that were both relegated! In addition a suggestion that two promising teenagers could replace two seasoned internationals. I am trying to think of any teenagers who would be first choice selections at any of the top 6 PL clubs.

10.) 10 May 2019 23:00:53
When watching a team like Ajax I think the balance between youngsters and routine is perfect. If we could do something similar with implementation of some of best prospects like Nelson, Smith-Rowe and willock. If they are good enough they will grab the chance and play with ambition, if not we should look for other talents. I think that there are to many talents in our club that never get the chance to take the step up, and keep playing u23 football til they have to move to a lower league club. Sometimes players will adapt to the level. Look at Alexander-Arnold the first 10-20 games he had he was really shaky in defense, but more confidence improved his game.

11.) 10 May 2019 23:53:55
I can’t believe you think a youngster couldn’t do better than Xhaka? You actually ever watched him play? I don’t know about other top 6 teams playing youngsters but I can assure you no other top 6 team would be interested in Xhaka, unless we’re talking the top 6 in the Conference, and assuming they want a midfielder who can’t tackle, doesn’t track runners, passes the ball mostly sidewards to help his completed passes stats, and slows play down to a snails place. So yes, if the stadium pigeon is not available or off colour, they may accept someone of similar influence for the middle of the pitch, and Xhaka might be in with a chance, assuming the chairman’s niece is busy taking her 11 plus.

12.) 11 May 2019 08:56:53
Stoner there’s a few that don’t like other people’s opinions, then when you say somthing they are quick to say I respect your opinion, but the comment b4 they have called you an idiot or a clueless fan it brilliant, they forget what they have just posted lol.

13.) 11 May 2019 08:59:19
Dele Ali, Trent Alexander Arnold, Marcus Rushford? There are 3 off the top of my head RG, you don't suffer fools gladly?
I suggest you stay well clear all mirrors my friend :-)

14.) 11 May 2019 09:21:06
Sparky is right there, it can't be worse than what we have, I'd rather have a youth player over Lichsteiner and Jenkinson at right back. I'd rather have Mavropanos over Mustafi, Welbeck leaving? Replace him with John-Jules or Nketiah.



12 Jan 2019 20:05:35
So who would you like as our new manager after Emery have to leave? I would like a manager who also have a defensive strategy. I’m affraid Emery is less clever than Guardiola, Klopp, Sarri and Poch, so how shall we catch up when we also spend less money. Simeone, Alegri? Maybe Benitez? Thought?


1.) 12 Jan 2019 20:18:49
Pep is a manager who spends super big but spends well, we don't need a Pep like manager because we can't spend super big.
Dick currently looks like a a swap from Arsene to Arsene with a different name and face.
We need a Poch type manager who doesn't need billions but can get the best out of decent players without being brilliant players.
I know he hasn't won anything but there is a reason Real and United are both so heavily linked to him.

{Ed002's Note - It is not about the managers or coaches - they are not in control of the finances. Manchester City has a very good scouting network and one of the absolute best Directors of Football in Txiki Begiristain who has the best of contacts throughout the game and has built relationships with reliable third parties. Raul Sanllehi is in a similar role at Arsenal but is there to restructure and build - which is what he is doing. You don't need to think about Mauricio Pochettino or anyone similar - he is working in an environment where the club has to pay for a stadium and money is not so easy to find - Arsenal went through that 10 years ago.}

2.) 12 Jan 2019 20:25:17
I was thinking about this today, who is out there if Emery did in fact leave, the list is short of managers who like you say, can outsmart the managers at clubs already ahead of us, and also, have the money available to him to buy players to improve the squad.

I like Simione, good in defence (which would be amazing to watch as an arsenal fan) and in a decade dominated by Messi's Barcelona and Ronaldo's Madrid, won a league title and got to a few European Finals whilst he was at it.

But to be fair, we are 8 months into a rebuild and spent 70m on players in the summer, half of which are doing well, (Torreria is a cult hero already) Emery is playing our youth prospects, for his good qualities as a manager he of course, has his faults, the Özil situation is troubling, and the squad selections aren't great, but given a fresh pick of any players he could have on his budget, I don't think many would be in his team, give him the time, give him a few transfer windows, and let's see where he takes us, if we finish 5th, so be it, he needs to be given time. Clear out the players he doesn't want, and the players on too much money and see what he can do. Every team goes through bad patches, especially in their first season, so let's just be patient.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 20:33:08
Very true but to the best of my knowledge Arsenal aren't going to be out bidding United City or Chelsea in the transfer market any time soon so we do need a coach who can organise anc motivate players to a level of competitiveness.
Most clubs need to go through a few managers before they find one that suits them and I've a feeling that will be the case with Arsenal too now.

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure that Arsenal has been looking to outbid any clubs let alone Manchester City or Chelsea. The point is that Arsenal has certain needs, a CB. CM and RW and soon a GK or two. They need to find and negotiate for players in those positions whilst releasing funds to make them financially viable. It really is just business as usual.}

4.) 12 Jan 2019 20:55:04
Good scouting and better return on investment along with a manager who can organise motivate develope the players is the only way I see for us to move forward.

5.) 12 Jan 2019 22:08:17
Emery isn't an A list manager but he isn't the fault here. Emery knows it will take a miracle to get arsenal back into the arsenal's
problem is the ownership. He doesn't want to invest so we are not going to win. it is simple as that. We need to find a way to get rid of the owner.

That said, my opinion was that he wasn't the right coach for Arsenal. He is a good coach but not on the level of guardiola or a klopp.

{Ed0333's Note - Nagelsmannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

6.) 12 Jan 2019 22:18:10
Nageslmann would have been excellent but he is off to leipzig. Would have suited Arsenal. If Arsenal weren't willing to spend loads of cash, i am surprised as to why they didn't go for a young innovative coach like nagelsmann. That is the only way you could have an edge over your rivals.

Sven is probably the second best if not the best scout in europe but what is the use of having him if you can't even buy players? This club is a joke.



31 Dec 2018 18:17:55
Can somebody shine some light on why we don't give Ramsey the contract he want. He is probably top 3-4 in the club, why don't we want to keep him. We would have to pay 40 - 60 mill for similar quality. Just give him the money.


1.) 31 Dec 2018 19:10:49
Mesut Ozil.

2.) 31 Dec 2018 19:33:48
Agree gunner and also not worth the payrise he wants. We've already been done over by Ozil, ramsey would probably kill us off.

3.) 31 Dec 2018 19:41:33
Mesut was a mistake Ramsey would be madness Steve mate.
What's done is done there is no turning the clock back, learn move on try and do better in future, it's the only way.

4.) 31 Dec 2018 19:50:50
I think it's a few things Nor.

One of the eds (001 or 2) explained that his general attitude and self-interest has put the club off.

Ramsey runs his socks off but isn't disciplined defensively (and still loves his casual back heels/ flicks which result in quick counters against us) so is probably best used in the hole behind the striker. As it stands, our top earner already has that role. Unless we could find a buyer for Ozil, we couldn't afford to pay them both top dollar and only play one of them. I really like Ozil but if it's not working out, I think Ramsey could do a good job in that role but I just can't see us being able to find a taker for Ozil. But will Emery need that role moving forward? If so, could we get someone better for the team? or better value?

Also, if the club did pay Ramsey what he wants, i guess it would set a dangerous precedent for other players.

5.) 31 Dec 2018 20:36:15
Tbf Steve and gunner, I don't think it's all ozils fault he's not dazzled for us. For him to do what he does best he needs complimentary players. Too often he was stuck out wide and asked to play a game that doesn't suit him or with players that don't make the right runs. Ramsey the same actually. Often played on the right wing or next to xhaka, but every run forward exposed the team.

I have no idea why we haven't at least once tried 3 at the back, Kol and Bellerin as wb, Torreira and xhaka in midfield with Ozil ahead behind Laca and Auba. Surely it has to be tried!?

6.) 31 Dec 2018 20:43:54
I'd agree Jim that formation and side should have been tried but for Mesut the Arsenal ship sailed long ago unfortunately.
He joined us at the wrong time when we needed people who could carry and drag others out of there 4th place mentality not bring the finishing touches to a title challenge.
Great player great club terrible timing.

7.) 31 Dec 2018 20:57:05
Jim - I’ve been asking for that formation all season. frustrating that he doesn’t try it for more than 20 minutes.

8.) 31 Dec 2018 21:12:15
We are going to have bare with Dick and see what comes, he's new and he's got his own ideas even if some don't make sense to us.




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14 Jun 2019 12:30:15
4-3-3 (similar to Liverpool)

New players are welcome at the CB, CM, and winger. I think we need to try and win the ball higher in the pitch. The front three have to rotate between Özil as a inward forward on the wing or behind the duo on top. The CM’s has to play box to box supporting the defense when the fullback rush forward and play the ball faster forward.




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12 Jun 2019 10:24:50
Yup! When Liverpool can push out Jorden Ibe and Solanke for the total of 40 mill eur. And we can’t get money for players like Gnabry and Ramsey. And peanuts for player like Hayden, Campbell and Reine-Adelaide It’s insane.




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04 Feb 2019 16:10:32
A lot of our defensive problems start higher I the pitch. By strengthening our midfield with technical player who can both win the ball and hold on to it without loosing it, we will relieve the defense of to many tasks. You could see the problem yesterday when we were pushed to far in to our own box. And we couldn’t put enough pressure on city’s defense.




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30 Jan 2019 19:36:46
Alexis wasn’t a first team regular in Barcelona before he came to us. So if Suarez can be anything close to that I would be thrilled. (Yeah yeah, I know Alexis was a better player, with more power to his game)




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09 Jan 2019 22:24:30
Axel Witsel came back from China and is a great Aaser for Dortmund. Why not Carrasco? He is a regular in the Belgias National team. I say go!





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10 May 2019 23:00:53
When watching a team like Ajax I think the balance between youngsters and routine is perfect. If we could do something similar with implementation of some of best prospects like Nelson, Smith-Rowe and willock. If they are good enough they will grab the chance and play with ambition, if not we should look for other talents. I think that there are to many talents in our club that never get the chance to take the step up, and keep playing u23 football til they have to move to a lower league club. Sometimes players will adapt to the level. Look at Alexander-Arnold the first 10-20 games he had he was really shaky in defense, but more confidence improved his game.




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04 Feb 2019 17:32:55
Good to see that Mavropanos is back.

I thought we were a bit unlucky yesterday with the goal right before half time and the handball goal. We didn’t play well, but with a bit of margins we could have gotten more out of it. They didn’t create that many chances.


{Ed025's Note - i dont know what game you were watching nor, the second half was like a training session for city mate..



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25 Jan 2019 08:31:57
On his salary: Mesut Özil has the 4th most followers on Twitter of all footballers, only behind CR Messi and Neymar. His market stays for the club is huge. Therefore you could justify the salary. He probably earn it in kit sales alone. Arsenal would probably have a dip in fan base the day he’s gone!

On his playing style: he is a attacking player. His job is not to tackle, and use his energy to break down the other team. He prefers a 10 role big in’s the strikers. He played winger in RM. He hardly ever loose the ball. He always try to break open the defense. He is really good at holding the play at the opposing side of the pitch.




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10 Jan 2019 22:22:06
Except this time it came from Emery on a press conference.




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07 Jan 2019 20:01:58
I thought that Zech Medley looked interesting. I wish emery would play him in central defense instead of Lichtsteiner. Next to Sokratis and/ or Koscielny he would probably learn a lot. He would probably grab his chance and play like a champ. I rather play a youngster who might fail than an over the top and out of position fullback who most likely fail.

Btw Iwobi is through the ranks, so is Bellerin (kind of) . Together with AMN, Nelson, Saka and Willock I think that’s quite good compared to other top six teams.