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30 Sep 2017 16:49:32
Ed, I know Wenger has a two year contract but with Carlo Ancelotti current position - will the club try to get him in place or tie him down to manage next season or will we continue as is with Wenger and miss out on a great opportunity?


{Ed001's Note - Wenger is in charge of his own destiny mate.}

1.) 02 Oct 2017 06:18:24
Wenger will be at the club for at least the nest two seasons. However, I have always admired Ancelotti, although my current flavour of the month is Marco Silva wh appears to be doing a fine job at Watford.

2.) 03 Oct 2017 21:12:26
Eds, laccazette jokes he's trying to convince Greizman to join him at Arsenal this coming summer. Arsenal were never linked with him. Is there any slight interest in the player?

{Ed001's Note - there was a while ago, but, ironically enough, Lacazette was the option instead of him. I don't know of any revived interest, but it is a while until the window.}

3.) 04 Oct 2017 11:26:47
Cheers for the response eds. Lacazette, Griezman and Lemar, French trio up front. Would never happen. How could Arsenal possible make a profit buying those 2 lol.

4.) 04 Oct 2017 20:29:22
If the media are to be believed, I remember us reportedly having an interest in Griezmann when he was at Sociedad, just before he burst onto the National team and became an established world class player.

5.) 04 Oct 2017 21:13:59
If I remember correctly TPG it was the same time Carlos vela was at sociadad and doing fairly well. I'm sure I heard somewhere that we tried to involve vela in the deal as he was on loan at the time .



31 Aug 2017 21:41:21
Some late movement at the Emirates.


{Ed033's Note - Is it Wenger taking a dump?

1.) 31 Aug 2017 21:59:58
Shops being robbed again.

2.) 31 Aug 2017 22:09:49
Damn you Mk1, you beat me to it 😁.

3.) 31 Aug 2017 22:34:34
Hahaha sorry I couldn't resist.



26 Aug 2017 11:04:32
Offer Sanchez a deal worth 400k per week.

It adds up and is good value as there is no transfer fee.

It perpetuates the issue and more players will run down contracts but we either start winning the league or continue to have players holding all the power

Surely we could give him a deal that doesn't upset the wage structure

Ox for 200k is a joke


1.) 26 Aug 2017 12:22:58
I don't usually care about how much we pay our player but a near 200k for the ox is a joke, yes he's been good but not phenomenal imo especially that Wenger doesn't know exactly where to play him. So imo sell him and replace him with Mahrez or Lemar would be best.
And if we are ready to splash on wage for the ox, get rid of him and give it to Sanchez and make him sign a new deal ends of.

2.) 26 Aug 2017 12:32:55
Sanchez doesn't want our money he wants to challenge for top honours and be at a club with ambition.
When are people going to accept this and realise Sanchez competiveness and ambitious nature isn't for sale.
We can offer him 1 million a week and he still wouldn't be happy with our 4th place ambitions.
Signing good players might have changed his mind but simply offering money isn't going to make hin want to be at Arsenal any longer than he has to be.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 13:40:53
Sanchez doesn't need or want money, he wants medals, he's good enough to be playing for a team with real ambition and I'm sorry to say it but I can't begrudge him for wanting to go elsewhere as let's be honest Wengers lies about wanting to challenge for top honours are so see through its actually a joke now.



14 Aug 2017 23:10:10
It's hard to argue with TH14 - "Henry believes Arsenal missed a trick by ignoring the ball over the top for Lacazette to run on to on too many occasions, instead opting to play out wide and keep possession. "

Lacazette had to make a second and third run a number of times due to our slowness in attack - looking forward to the team realising that it's Lacazette not Giroud up front and we have new options

Will be interesting to see how we react to the two supposed bids

Ox 35m Chelsea
Sanchez 60m City

Typical that we sell these guys but keep Jack, Gibbs, debuchy etc!

Offer Sanchez 300k per week and see if his hearts in it / if not.

Let's get Aguero plus 40m plus Lemar for 60m - get it done, learn lessons and move on

Keep Ox and play him RWB

Go buy Matuidi

Clear some squad players

and call it a day.

No one is bigger than the club.


1.) 15 Aug 2017 07:06:04
It was an interesting watch SY, the amount of times I've seen that exact same thing when Giroud was making the run and it was often Ozil not making that final pass.

The concerning thing was Xhaka clearly seemed to see him and is a fantastic passer but never played the ball.

Hopefully he was listening/ watching. 😁.

2.) 15 Aug 2017 13:05:08
To be fair, I moan at Walcott a lot for not running in behind the defense, but when he does he never gets the ball either. I do worry that if we wanted to play the ball over the top we would have used Walcott in that role more, but its just not our style. As Stoner says though, hopefully the more Lacazette offers himself with these runs the more others will realise.

3.) 15 Aug 2017 23:05:55
yeah need to mix it up more really as it then keeps the opposing defences guessing as to drop off or push up.

4.) 16 Aug 2017 07:23:31
Hi all.

Well laca just joined. i'm sure once he settles in and has a better understanding with our best passers then they will try to play him in behind the opposition defense. On another note, Laca actually excels in tight spaces so even if he doesn't get played in behind he is a fox in the box and in time even our slow build up play will benefit us because unlike giroud who is dominant in the air and depends on crosses to head in the ball, LACA can make late runs in the box or just dribble/ run around a defender to take a snap shot at goal. not to mention his speed on breaks will also benefit us massively as giroud is usually too slow to keep up with our fastest players which usually results in sanchez or other forwards having to break only to turn around and wait for other players to catch up OR take on 3-4 guys on their own.

Hi ED's, thank you for all the info and specially grateful to ed 02 for his podcasts.



02 Jul 2017 10:00:47
Firstly good morning and hope you are having a great weekend.
It looks like we are being linked with William Carvalho again this morning - any truth in those rumours?
We have a few similarity CM / CDM and it seems like we need to clear out some players from a squad size and wage perspective. Do you think we will have 3 or 4 players sold from the squad ( assuming players agree to location and wages) ?

Thanks for your responses on the Sanchez post below as they were interesting and look forward to future responses.



{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware there is no current interest in Carvalho from Arsenal. A lot does depend on who leaves, admittedly, but I have not heard of anything that would make him required.

There are a few surplus players at Arsenal, but the likes of Coquelin and Xhaka are not amongst them. Coquelin is seen as a utility cover player, a position he is happy to occupy. Xhaka is seen as the future of the Arsenal midfield.

The ones set to leave are likely to be Wilshere, if anyone will take him that he will agree to move to. Gibbs is a possiblity to go, Monreal and Coquelin are to provide cover for Kolasinac. Obviously Chesney and Ospina will depend on the players, Wenger would like to keep one, at least, but both players want first team football. Jenkinson, Campbell, Perez and Debuchy are all available.

Arsenal are trying to convince Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay and Sanchez as well. Wenger wants both to sign new contracts.}

1.) 02 Jul 2017 10:37:41
Thank you

Sanchez is the interesting one. If he wants medals the Bayern makes perfect sense and would still get strong money.

If wants London - not sure what the options are outside of us.

Man City - outside of ridiculous wages, what does he get - a better chance of EPL but not Europe. I know we are not in it this year.

Arsenal - is Sanchez waiting to see who we sign to show our intentions? Good chance to do something in the league plus Europa cup. As no signing fee, we should be able to offer best wage. Surely if we sign big players and offer big contract then we are good?


{Ed001's Note - yes, Sanchez wants to see ambition and a changing of attitude at the club. He doesn't want to see players laughing and happy after defeat. Sanchez wants to win.}

2.) 02 Jul 2017 11:28:23
Ed, I've noticed you've not mentioned Özil in that list? Is that because you understand he's now staying? Or just that it's a long list to cover! Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - because I am not sure what is happening with him right now.}

3.) 02 Jul 2017 15:04:51
Ban iPhones on the pitch, changing room and team bus!

Lower base salaries and higher win bonuses

Big bonuses for top two finish

At the same time the owner of the purse strings needs to follow that lead also

When did Wenger change from ditching players who were under performing or showing decline to giving them the benefit of the doubt and when did he change from upgrading the team every year to not. I just don't understand that transformation and why it happened.

4.) 02 Jul 2017 17:34:36
im convinced city will be getting closer to champions league glory very soon.

5.) 02 Jul 2017 19:26:46
Our silverware is better over past 3 seasons, still doubts over Pep's EPL credentials and it's in Manchester

They do have a blank cheque book and pen to help cover up Pep's shortcomings plus Sanchez wage demands.

We need to start planning with or without him - Lacazette and Mbappe up front for me all day long.

6.) 04 Jul 2017 16:05:36
indeed man city have been left to rot and get older. but they won't stand for that so sooner or later they will be back on top or very close.




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08 Oct 2017 23:23:49
Cannot believe we were happy to let Giroud go in the summer

That would have been crazy & left us no plan B

"I had the opportunity to leave. I was very close to another English club, Everton. But I think I made the best choice."


Now Mustafi is injured. Not happy


1.) 09 Oct 2017 08:12:04
To be fair we don't know if he had left that Arsene wouldn't have brought in a replacement for him, he was also prepared to let Mustafi go if he'd got a replacement but maybe he was working on the philosophy that he couldn't afford to have 2 more players reluctantly staying to add to Ozil and Sanchez.
He obviously felt he needed to keep Sanchez at all cost and nobody was interested in buying Mesut to my knowledge so maybe he figured Olly had to want to stay or go if he wasn't commited and prepared to knuckle down as second choice behind Lacazette.
Keeping an unhappy Sanchez was a gamble so I guess he was trying to minimise the risk of negativity spreading through the training ground and dressing room.
Olly is a brilliant plan B I'm glad he stayed but I do think it right to make it his choice to do so.

2.) 09 Oct 2017 15:59:17
Yes SY4, some extremely odd goings on, with reports of us willing to sell or selling: Gabriel, Giroud, Mustafi, Elneny. Oxlade and Gibbs. Whilst only signing 2 players. Mustafi's injury leaves us short of CB options. Whilst Giroud gives us options that would weaken us if he had departed.



18 Sep 2017 23:25:02
Many are quick to criticise our contracts team for not doing X or Y despite the fact they run a decent business plus it's down to players / agents if they sign / extend deals.
Pretty sure we don't just forget.

Good to see another potential sign on fee

Ozyakup joined Beskitas from the Gunners in 2012 for just €500,000 but the London club included a clause in the player's contract which meant 30% of his next sale would go to them. ".


1.) 19 Sep 2017 07:51:03
Get in there, back of the shed.



18 Sep 2017 20:29:50
Personally I think we would have been better off with Ozil rather than Iwobi yesterday. I also believe Lacazette should have stayed on and Iwobi off.




17 Sep 2017 15:24:09
Wel played boys! Kola was awesome.




17 Sep 2017 12:50:48
So we've gone with :

Arsenal - Cech, Koscielny, Ramsey, Lacazette, Iwobi, Monreal, Mustafi, Welbeck, Bellerin, Xhaka, Kolasinac.

Weak middle - problems ahead


1.) 17 Sep 2017 13:02:20
Unreal. No sanchez? I'd even try ozil deeper.

2.) 17 Sep 2017 13:51:19
Ozil injured.




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27 Aug 2017 22:43:25
Sorry Ed- what 3?


{Ed002's Note - Read the posts, but it may have ended up on the European pages.}



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23 Jul 2017 16:41:57
Thank you Ed.




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23 Jul 2017 15:42:35
So, on the back of the above - any truth in the Marco Asensio interest from us and potential big bud or just paper trash again.


{Ed002's Note - It is not new that Arsenal are keen on Marco Asensio but interested sides have been told he is not for sale - although there is a chance he may be heading elsewhere.}



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18 Jul 2017 00:04:19
Piers seems to like Lemar - may be a good Theo replacement.

Make it happen AW!




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17 Jul 2017 23:53:23
Happy if he did 3 years with us, won the league and made us 75m profit!

He may even like it with us especially if we play well and win.





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22 Oct 2017 10:31:26
All great points Ed and understand your position plus agree that’s it’s not a politics page.


{Ed025's Note - yeah SY thats for another day on a different page mate



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21 Oct 2017 23:16:25
Don’t see what’s wrong with the conservatives - it’s the believe of self entitlement that’s wrong and the belief that the top 10% should fund everything.
I am happy paying ridiculous taxes to help the truly needy but not for it to be spent on cigs and Xbox games.
Make it more efficient for people to work, reduce funds to those that don’t and give more to people with disabilities or caring for family etc. Tax me more if we get there but don’t think the top 10% can keep everyone and thing afloat
I am going to read the Notts story to restore my faith.


{Ed025's Note - as a staunch union man my contempt for torys stems from that evil witch thatcher SY (may she still be burning in hell) who made the rich richer and the poor poorer, workers rights dont exist anymore and things like zero hours contracts and the bedroom tax just compound things, but i dont want to go down the political route on these pages mate..



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21 Oct 2017 23:06:46
Not sure who you are referring to however Pep is clearly a quality manager but has always gone to a top top flight club with a budget that exceeds others in the same league by far
I would have liked him at our great club but we don’t have the ambition at a board level or the desire nor resource to match his needs - how much did he spend in two years on top of an already good side.




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18 Oct 2017 20:30:23
Yep - Spurs look solid in defence and midfield while being dangerous in attack. They have golden boots upfront to make something out of nothing which is also important. Their side has height and strength like our team of old while be offensively dangerous. They are actually a good side to watch.
Congrats to Sours and no more love in from me.




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17 Oct 2017 21:50:12
Nice result and well done / now you must build on it at Wembley.