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01 Jun 2017 21:28:02
Anyone else see the prize money paid out by the Premier League this season.

At £139 million for finishing 5th we only got £11 million less than Chelsea did for winning it.

Sunderland got £93 million for finishing bottom.

That is some serious cash.


1.) 01 Jun 2017 22:16:13
Let's home we can plough the majority of that cash into our transfer targets.

2.) 02 Jun 2017 12:12:41
Good news for the players but not so good for the fans, that money needs to come from somewhere and there is ultimately only one place to get it, the public.
Yes there is advertising money but the advertisement is only aimed at the fans too so ultimately it's 100% the watching public who pay.
Increased transfer fees increased wages increased prices have to follow.



19 May 2017 17:54:35
Holy shizzle, Usmanov has made a 1.3 billion bid to Kroenke to buy his shares.

Only read a couple of days ago that Usmanovs personal wealth went up by over £4 billion this year.

Apparently Kroenke hadn't said a definite no.

Sell, sell, sell!


1.) 19 May 2017 18:06:10
Please please sell! We need a change from the top down. I believe Usmanov will do this. And he won't see this club as purely a business. It'll also be a hobby and something he won't want to lose with. Fingers crossed.

2.) 19 May 2017 18:15:52
I was slated when I said usmanov will take over one day. he's the savious imo and itl happen eventually. No top4 would be great bargaining tool.

I knew my avatar would not be wasted :) red dog if your reading this have faith usmanov is here.

3.) 19 May 2017 18:24:10
I'll hold my hands up and say I was against it. Slated anyone who said it. But now we need it. I was against all the money that came with it. But now that money is in football from sponsors anyway.

4.) 19 May 2017 18:50:50
He's a big Wenger fan though.

5.) 19 May 2017 19:12:46
Lol he's not stupid wouldn't slate wenger before he's in. Bad PR all the noises etc are at perfect times he's a clever bloke. If he comes wenger may get a year who knows but he won't accept failure. Finishing 5th won't be a bad thing this year. D16 let's hug.

6.) 19 May 2017 19:23:27
I'd love him to come in, but in reality I don't think it's going to happen. Stan is too stubborn as he's proved recently. Money talks though, so fingers crossed this is an opening bid.

7.) 19 May 2017 19:31:05
Apparently the bid was placed a couple of weeks ago and has been refused. Maybe some others could show interest now.

8.) 19 May 2017 19:44:56
The timing of it all is genius.

9.) 19 May 2017 20:12:18
Come on usmanov! Really good news to see him trying to buy Kroenke!

10.) 19 May 2017 20:59:12
Derby you old sage you. Some of us are like visionaries. Lol.



09 Jun 2016 11:55:40
I was having a read through some of the other pages and found that the Man City page now has people posting, not all City fans I might add.

Anyway back on April 1st someone asked about Gundogan going to City which ended in them asking if they had any interest in Xhaka.

Ed02 gave a lengthy reply of interested clubs, which included City, Napoli and us but his last sentence of that reply said, but Arsenal will be looking for an early agreement.

Somewhat of a shame he will no longer post on here.


1.) 09 Jun 2016 12:06:40
Agree stoner mate. It was a big factor for me visiting this site as well as your banter ladies ;)

2.) 09 Jun 2016 12:40:14
It was a bit of a mine of information over on their rumours page Je, with ed02 answering numerous questions mate.

He also spoke about us having interest in two left backs, a guy called Guerreiro at Lorient and Rico Henry at Walsall.

Hopefully he's not totally done with us and will return again at some stage.

3.) 09 Jun 2016 14:40:05
maybe after two tranfer windows eh. maybe he's giving us the treatment madrid and athletico are due to endure.

4.) 09 Jun 2016 14:27:54
I hold my hands up and say I sent a post in regarding the attitude of certain Eds, at the time I never gave a thought of half the bull they were deleting and only a fraction was actually getting passed in to the page. I sincerely apologise for that. And I really do hope Ed02 returns to the page as the knowledge is second to none, although I do greatly appreciate Ed01 and Ed25s input.

5.) 09 Jun 2016 15:03:13

It's really strange the we have so much interest in the LB position, is Nacho going home? Is Gibbs off?

I hope ed02 comes back for the greater good of mankind.

6.) 09 Jun 2016 15:32:15
Je they're mostly very young lb's. Monreal is 30 I think. It makes sense to sign someone now.

7.) 09 Jun 2016 16:01:58
yes i also remember him being adament that chelsea wouldn't block cech coming to us, because abramovic respected his service and desire to remain in london. even though mourinho publicly stated he didn't want him to and when to myself and i'm sure a few others it seemed an odd transfer to allow when he could of been sold abroad.

8.) 09 Jun 2016 16:38:54
Our LB's are second rate, hence the need to sign a decent one and Rodriguez fits the bill.

9.) 09 Jun 2016 20:26:54
CS I agree mate, age completely slipped my mind and on that note yeah I get why we're on the lookout now, Guerrero- there's been a lot of rumours about this fella lately, talked very highly of but I haven't seen much of him to be honest.
Rodriguez- in my view we've got Gibbs who can do what he does, we need someone who can defend properly n not one who thinks of constantly getting assists.
If we where to go out n get a LB then Gaya from Valencia would be my pick :)

Who would you guys want?

10.) 10 Jun 2016 14:58:13
JG, Wendell from Leverkusen or Alex Telles from Galatasaray/ Inter. Both young Brazilian left backs with a lot of hype surrounding them. In an ideal world it would be a defender who can speak portugese and english, who can help Gabriel to play in the team (if the language barrier is still, for some reason, an issue) even if they don't play right next to each other.

11.) 10 Jun 2016 19:29:59
Interesting NEG, Brazilian? After our last Brazilian LB? Your brave :) just kidding mate.
Both super fast too if I remember rightly

I like kurzawa from PSG too n also Jetro willams from PSV

I wouldn't be to bothered if we didn't succeed in upgrading the LB position this summer, it can wait, we have far more important positions to upgrade.




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14 Mar 2018 17:01:00
I know this isn't Arsenal related but I can't believe Southampton are looking to Mark Hughes as their new manager.

They've done so well it would be a shame to lose them from the Premiership.

I just don't get why clubs keep employing people like him, Pardew, Allardyce, Pulis etc.


{Ed001's Note - I am absolutely flabbergasted myself. There are so many better options out there, ones who don't mind developing youth players, why settle for a proven failure? Just shows why they are struggling, the people running the club know f all about football.}

1.) 14 Mar 2018 17:21:57
I said similar a few weeks ago.

It staggers me how the likes of Allardyce, Pulis, Pardew and Moyes get continued employment, despite continued under achievement and an annual flirtation with relegation.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 17:24:53
The problem is that it isn't easy to manage in the Premiership and hence why the same managers go round and round. Who, that is available and would work under the same financial restrictions that previous managers have, would be a better option?

3.) 14 Mar 2018 17:38:46
That’s what amazes, he’s done absolutely nothing yet keeps getting jobs.

What do you think of Marco Silva ed01?

{Ed001's Note - in answer to RG61 first, all of those managers have had plenty of money to spend, in comparison to most, but the more they have spent the worse they have made their teams.

As for Silva, I am not convinced by him at all. He is like a better version of Pardew for me. Gets his team playing well going forward but they are alway shambolic at the back. It was nothing to do with Everton that Watford fell apart, it was simply that his lack of tactical acumen and inability to organise a defence was found out.}

4.) 14 Mar 2018 18:53:14
Thanks ed01 appreciate the reply. It’s so easy to get sucked into the hype surrounding some managers and players.

I really like the insights you give in replies and the daily reviews, not sugar coated with press type bowlocks. 👍🏼.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, though, for me, that is sugar coated!}

5.) 14 Mar 2018 19:33:38
Whilst your around can you give your opinion on nagglesman! Lots of buzz surrounding him. Has he got the factor or is it to early to say. Maybe a stint at a larger German club ala Dortmund, shalke etc first? Or could he step straight into a top 4 prem club? Thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - I like him a lot. The reason behind Bayern looking to hold onto Heynckes a bit longer is to give Nagelsmann another year before they swoop. They need to hope someone else doesn't nip in while they are holding off because of his age. That is the big issue surrounding him at a bigger club - how much would his youth hinder him when dealing with the huge egos? No one knows yet because he has not really had to deal with them so far. He probably needs to step up a bit to a club with those kind of egos, a team such as Stoke would have been perfect for him to prove himself in order to be given a chance with a big club.}



13 Oct 2017 17:59:42
Good to see Coquelin, Welbeck, Ozil, Sanchez, Koscielny, Rene-Adelaide and Kosalinac all in training today.

Just Mustafi and Cazorla out now.


1.) 13 Oct 2017 18:29:42
What don't tell me mustafi is injured stoner 😫 That's news to me mate 😂.

2.) 13 Oct 2017 19:03:44
Yep Sanogo,
Did you know Cazorla is out too 😂.

3.) 13 Oct 2017 20:06:47
See this is exactly why we should have kept the woeful Flamini 😂😂😂.

4.) 13 Oct 2017 20:45:11
We could always recall sagna stoner 😂.

5.) 13 Oct 2017 21:51:25
Sagna was brilliant, 100% in my top 5 post invincible players in no particular order
Sagna Kos Sanchez Fabregas and probably RVP are my top 5 I think!
Who are everyone else's top 5 players to since the invincibles?

6.) 13 Oct 2017 23:22:34
62 - like Rosicky, Santi, Nasri and Adebeyor also but they let me down with the exception of Santi

May be switch Santi and Sagna - really like Kola and always a soft spot for Per

No room for Bellerin?

7.) 13 Oct 2017 23:45:46
For me SY Sagna was the best RB in the premier league for many years running.
Belerin might in time force his way into my top 5 and Mesut should be but sadly isn't easily included.
Caz is brilliant but apart from his first fantastic season he's had some pretty poor patches to go along with the brilliant ones.
For me Kos fab Sanchez Rvp Sagna all had a consistently high level of performance throughout their Arsenal careers, obviously RVP had injury issues but he almost always delivered when fit.



15 Aug 2017 07:23:44
I see Reiss Nelson scored two, one a beauty, in the 3-2 come back win over Derby in the U'23's first game of the season.

Coquelin, Gibbs and Wilshere also played, the latter for 73 minutes and by all accounts had a great game.


1.) 15 Aug 2017 08:36:49
Really, had no idea wilshire was fit.

2.) 15 Aug 2017 10:29:42
He's been training with the 1st team since they got back from China mate.



13 Aug 2017 22:29:04
Fair to say any transfer window drives pretty much every Arsenal fan nuts and after 20+ years of Wenger windows it's even driven Dags nuts so it must be bad.

But my question is, why doesn't it, for the Premier League, open the day after the FA Cup final and start again the day before the first game of the new season.

What is the point of the ridiculous delay before it opens and the closure weeks into the season. I don't see a single benefit. Surely the excitement or otherwise of the final day, no matter when it was would be the same.

What does other countries windows matter to us, do the deals accordingly.

It just makes little sense and could potentially be unfair, as an example you could have played City this weekend and scraped a draw when next weekend they could have purchased Messi, I appreciate that's a little unlikely but you know what I mean, and the next team gets battered.

That point or loss of could be crucial at both the top and bottom come the end of the season and Dags new shirt with Lemar on the back he bought in advance could be a bloody waste. 😁.


{Ed002's Note - That would mean that you could have players leaving after the season starts to other European sides? Would you want that with no opportunity to replace them?}

1.) 13 Aug 2017 23:54:49
Lol, cheers Stoner 😁.

2.) 14 Aug 2017 01:20:10
Why don't they make it one week long in the summer or all year again.

{Ed001's Note - it is funny how it was all ok when it was only the little teams getting shafted. Now the big teams are getting it too, they want it changed again. It was fine when it was open all year except for a few weeks at the end of the season. Little clubs had more chance and big clubs didn't have to stockpile huge amounts of players in case of injuries. When they had an injury crisis they could go and buy a player if needed. Much better that way.}

3.) 14 Aug 2017 06:24:51
The transfer window is fine as it is, creating lots of interest right up deadline day and allowing all the european leagues to have kicked off by the time it closes. What is bothering me is that we have been unable to extend the deals of any of the three main players in the last year of their deals or to have sold and replaced them. Are we really going to keep 3 players that may want to leave and let them run down their deals and leave for nothing at the end of the season? It also bothers me that we have quite a few players still at the club, who need to go.

4.) 14 Aug 2017 07:52:19
So I'm guessing 61 you were over the moon when we sold RVP after the window had closed. Yes?

5.) 14 Aug 2017 08:38:41
The actual window is that long it's the endless speculation rumours and misinformation that drags on and on and on.
Personally I like the window rather than the market being all year round because it brings some calm during the closed period.
It's people's insatiable appetite for news that feeds the frenie hence all the endless random questions on this site about 100s of random players.
The false rumour market is 100% fan driven, supply and demand.
The fans demand information and the media invent what they don't have to give in order satisfy the fans who inturn get angry with the media for giving them exactly what they asked for.

6.) 14 Aug 2017 08:50:13
RG the players who need moving on have become your new Arsene to PSG haven't they :-)
I still think you are the DM we have been searching for, your so tenacious you make Kante look liked a quieter :-)

7.) 14 Aug 2017 09:10:42
Stoner, I don't recall RVP going after the window closed, but in any event I don't like any of our top players moving and they would move within the window whenever it closes.

8.) 14 Aug 2017 09:56:25
No 61 I meant after the season had started, it to me just makes simple sense to start the season ready to go so everyone starts on a level playing field.

When I mean level, because some clearly have more money than others, I just mean all the business is done across the board.

I really don't get the need for it to remain open, once it's closed it could be closed to everyone, including European clubs.

It's like now, certain players, Sanchez, Coutinho and Gylfi as examples are not even playing for their respective clubs because they are waiting to move.

9.) 14 Aug 2017 10:47:49
I agree Stoner the season should mark the close of the window. Also I'd like to see a limit on the amount of players a club could sign per window, say a maximum of 250 players per window and let's see how Pep and City would cope with that :-)

10.) 14 Aug 2017 14:22:34
I think the window should shut to buy and sell in the premier league when the league starts, you can sell abroad of you want but not buy. Not sure if that works.

11.) 14 Aug 2017 15:52:37
Spot on 62 😂. I honestly think Derby is there chief scout. 👍🏼.

12.) 14 Aug 2017 18:26:05
Hi Gunner62, yes indeed it has! Wenger's self-admitted 'socialist' wage policy at the club has and will continue to backfire on us. When Gibbs is on £60k pw, Debuchy £80k pw and others on high salaries compared to those that the lower level clubs pay, it causes a massive problem in disposing of them, as we have seen in the past with other overpaid players on wages that are far in excess oif their ability, we have struggled to sell.

The llist of players to move on is quite lengthy; Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Wilshere, Campbell, Perez and Akpom - Loans: Reine-Adelaide, Zelalem, I just hope we keep the 3 players on short contracts and the other players in our squad at the club, as I have a very good feeling about the season.

Of course I would like Van Dijk to join and possibly a top notch defensive midfield player, but I can't forsee any more signings, unless Sanchez moves on and we sign a replacement.

In respect of Wenger to PSG, this may have been discussed, but neither Wenger nor PSG would make it public knowledge, so we may never know. Bearing in mind Wenger's close association with PSG, I doubt very much that he wasn't approached.



28 Jul 2017 22:35:00
Sad news gents, the guy who invented predictive text has pissed away, his funfair is next monkey.


1.) 28 Jul 2017 23:26:58
And the chap who invented punchlines has just died.

2.) 28 Jul 2017 23:48:03
He will be missiled 😊.

3.) 29 Jul 2017 01:13:31
Shank tuck for that.




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06 Feb 2018 21:45:36
Saw it too mate and agree with Skywalker, it was a celebration, it was like he tensed his arms out as in “Yeah get in”.




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06 Dec 2017 08:44:28
He’s a dobbin, nowhere near good enough. 🙄.




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13 Oct 2017 20:10:26
You noticed that too Sanogo and did you do a typo and actually meant 50 or 60. 🤔.




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31 Aug 2017 08:50:41

Not sure if you've already answered this but what's the score with Mustafi leaving, is he seen as not good enough, a fall out with someone or is he just not happy at Arsenal.

Thanks in advance mate.


{Ed001's Note - he wants to leave.}



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19 Aug 2017 10:12:33
How much do you reckon we'll get for your stifi 😉😂😂.





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17 Mar 2018 18:40:42
B for me.




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17 Mar 2018 11:38:17

I hear what you’re saying but the need to play well in the league is to improve form for the Europa Dopa.

I’m sure we won’t finish in a different league position no matter what we do, but let’s play well. Move on Wenger in the summer and start to look forward.

Lacazette is back in training and he will need minutes and confidence built, not Danny Welbeck who is just a squad player and if need be can be used on the wings or better still as a make weight in a summer upgrade.

I regularly thank the lord that the OP is not our manager.




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17 Mar 2018 09:04:28
For a minute there I thought you said either Welbeck or Aubameyang for the central striker role.




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16 Mar 2018 17:10:28
Jeez, just heard it, could he be anymore of a dufus. Thankfully he said the board and owners are right behind him.

He never said he would be leaving Pogba and Sanchez behind when he left, are they off already.

Does he really have no idea what United stood for under Ferguson.




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16 Mar 2018 13:09:23
Did you see that clip of him curling that right foot shot from about 20yds into the top corner in training for Madrid, so it’s definitely not a swinger.

Rumours are Chelsea willing to pay £119 million. Have to think City would be interested too.

I’m just surprised Madrid would let him go with a contract until 2023.