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19 Oct 2017 14:02:05
It seems were are linked yet again with Benzema. One hopes its nonsense.


1.) 20 Oct 2017 07:01:20
Seriously and no jibe intended, but what top player is going to come to your lot with all the uncertainty at the moment? Wenger short contract, Ozil possibly going, Sanchez leaving.

At least if Wenger had gone at the end of last season the rebuild would have already started.

2.) 20 Oct 2017 08:50:04
Can’t argue with that mate. Too much uncertainty at the club. I’d even had taken arsene rebuilding at the start of the season than this situation we are in.

3.) 20 Oct 2017 14:00:56
Raver wannabe 😂😂😂.

4.) 22 Oct 2017 20:11:08
so tell me again Jelfy, which British teams have won at the bernabeu in the Champions League. 2009 ring a bell. and no that wasn't the European cup. and don't rely on talk sport fella or Oddbod.

5.) 23 Oct 2017 16:36:09
Benzema a top player?



03 Jun 2016 20:36:16
It seems we have triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause. A steal at £20m. I wonder if Wenger really is going to open the chequebook. Vardy and Morata would be a statement of intent, no?


1.) 03 Jun 2016 20:44:33
Well, that what sky sports is saying but I still want morata too. Not too sure if vardy suits our game plan, saying that vardy still will be a great addition to any team.

2.) 03 Jun 2016 20:55:21
The release cluases aren't applicable in the premier league.

{Ed002's Note - Just to be clear - this is another misunderstanding about "clauses". I am not interested about going in to detail but you need to step back from worrying about "clauses" and "finances". I will say that there is interest in Vardy from Arsenal.}

3.) 03 Jun 2016 21:08:38
Thanks for coming back ed.

4.) 03 Jun 2016 21:20:26
Appreciate that Ed002.

5.) 03 Jun 2016 21:48:47
Thanks ed002.

6.) 03 Jun 2016 22:16:34
Welcome back Ed02

Not sure I want Vardy but if we sell Gibbs and Ox - we need some home grown talent.

7.) 03 Jun 2016 22:26:49
Lets hope this doesn't drag on all through the summer and is sorted quickly. No 20 mil and a pound offers. If he's our target then get him.

8.) 04 Jun 2016 11:12:05
Sounds positive from Stevie 😁.

9.) 04 Jun 2016 00:32:54
I am personally cautious about the Vardy interest. I'm not sure how he'd do in our system. Would much rather see us move for Lukaku.



29 Jul 2014 13:51:21
Arsenal will sign either Khedira, Pogba or Schneiderlin within a week according to some agent chappy I met in Clapham today. Could be nonsense, but he seemed fairly certain. He also mentioned potential bids for Carvalho and Costa. Arsenal have lots of fingers in lots of pies he reckons!


1.) No offence but sounds like he just said every name he could think of if there is enough s**t something has to stick

2.) How did you happen to bump into an agent and discuss transfers?



13 Jul 2014 17:35:36
Arsenal will sign Khedira once the WC is over, and Debuchy once NUFC source a replacement or Arsene makes a fuss. Along with a keeper, I suspect that will be our business this summer. The only possible addition will be Draxler, if he becomes available, and a few youth additions. Personally I would like Arsene to add another striker, as even with Sanchez, I fear we are a little short.


1.) A keeper, and maybe a center back will be added.

2.) I agree another striker and its remy all day long as he knows the league and he knows were the net is the type of player who comes on to score unless our fearless leader uses theo as a striker aswell but if vermalin leaves a cb and a left back monreal is poor and gibbs is injury prone



01 Sep 2013 13:18:41
Suarez rumours resurfacing. can't see it myself. The Benzema, Ozil and de Maria chatter appears to have gone quiet. Usually, there is quite a bit of talk in my part of NW London, but it's all quiet! Not sure if saying there are few rumours is actually a rumour at all! I cannot believe we will end this window with nothing of substance.


1.) There is a rumour floating about the crowd that another bid is going in for Suarez. wouldn't be too disappointed if we get him

2.) 01 Sep 2013 15:48:59
I know what you mean but Flamini and Sanogo have substance.




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03 Jul 2019 15:56:09
There seems to be little logic to Arsenal's transfer strategy aside from offering derisory sums that are destined to be turned down. If I were a cynic, I would suppose that they have no intention of acquiring the players that are needed, and instead will sign youngsters 'for the future', and more mediocrity. So, would it be fair to say business as usual then? I may be naive, but would it not be simpler to say, list the best 25 centre halves in Europe/ globally and find out which was amenable to a move. Similarly, if you really want Tierney, and Celtic really want £25m, pay up or move on. It seems to me the club have no idea how to go about what ought to be a relatively straightforward process.

P****d off from SW4.


1.) 03 Jul 2019 17:11:58
I think with Zaha and Tierney it's a simple case of the buyer wanting to pay as little as possible and seller wanting as much as possible Just like most deals in real life.
If a house is up for 250k the seller probably expect to get that figure and if a buyer offers 150k he knows he has no chance but is working on the philosophy that you can always go up but once you've offered a figure it's near impossible to go down again.
The selling club rarely expects to their starting valuation.
Personally I think both Zaha and Tierney will happen.

2.) 03 Jul 2019 18:19:32
If we don't get Tierney, that will be the one that annoys me the most, they want a fairly reasonable fee in today's market and we've been low balling them. Yes he's only played in a weaker league but they sold van dijk for 11mil and a couple seasons later he's worth 75 mil you can understand them not wanting to get totally stitched up again.

3.) 03 Jul 2019 19:11:18
True Eden but we're not in a position to pay more than we have to. Unless something has changed we have a very limited budget and FFP issues to resolve unfortunately.
In days gone by I'd be annoyed at our penny pinching but from what I've read we simply aren't in a position to be extravagant.

4.) 03 Jul 2019 20:54:13
62 - true, you can’t go down. So I’m told.

However, if you offend someone by offering 150k for a house when the neighbours house just sold for 300k then you risk not being taken seriously by the estate agent or the seller. Our valuations take the piss while Palace are being silly. W ighying in with a 55m bid would have been more reasonable given his talent and contract status. The Celtic offer was also a little low and way too much weighted on ADD ONS.

5.) 03 Jul 2019 21:34:44
Your right SY our initial bid was ridiculously low for Zaha but from what I understand it is and was a always intended as an opening offer.
If we'd bid 70 million would Palace have said ok? I think they would more likely have said we want 80 million.
Apparently Palace have to give United 25% of any profit they make too which further complicates things, I'm not up to date of the in and outs of what Celtic are asking but 25 million doesn't seem ott on its own but the add ons maybe are excessive.

6.) 04 Jul 2019 00:31:37
It’s mad that you just said 25 million pounds isn’t ott.
Crazy world we live in now.

7.) 04 Jul 2019 08:37:29
Very true WG, the transfer fees are only made to look sensible when compared to the wages paid now days.

8.) 04 Jul 2019 18:38:39
Both bids in my opinion just make a mockery of the whole club and show you the sorry state of affairs it is in.



03 Jun 2019 09:16:13
Is it fair to say that the tiny budget, coupled with the difficulties of moving costly players on, means that substantial improvements at the Emirates are highly unlikely?


1.) 03 Jun 2019 18:27:23
Unless you've got people with an excellent eye for a bargain doing your scouting and a coach that is capable motivating organising and producing a team that individually aren't world beaters but collectivity are a match for anyone.
It's certainly not unheard of for a club with a modest budget to achieve quite big things in football.



11 May 2019 10:58:00
Lots of paper chatter ( I know) about Maguire. Is he the right CH to rebuild the defence around? Not so sure myself, not for £60m anyway. For that money I think there are better options.


1.) 11 May 2019 11:23:19
I doubt very much we'd get him if we wanted him urban mate, I think he's United bound myself.
Would it want him? Absolutely I think he's an excellent ball playing defender that would be an upgrade on anyone else we currently have at CB.

My guess is for 80 million he will go to Manchester United this summer.

2.) 11 May 2019 13:34:08
Good defender not quite Virgil Van dyke level but definitely an upgrade on any of our CB's right now including Kos who is on the slide now.
He Would take all our budget to get him and that is with sales so can't see it happening. I think Emery more likley to look at Spain or France for cheaper options options.

3.) 11 May 2019 14:23:41
A season ago I would have said yes, he's excellent. Now. seems to make a lot of mistakes. I'd prefer Zouma if possible.

4.) 11 May 2019 14:49:55
I think he will be back to his best again next season wire mate, lots of players involved in last summers world cup have struggled for consistency this season especially those at clubs who can't afford to rest them during the season.
I'm a great believer that form çomes and goes but ability always remains, well I say always but at least until age catches up with them like Kos of course.

5.) 12 May 2019 06:18:31
I can’t see Arsenal being able to afford Maguire, never mind beat other clubs to his signing. Hence any chat is pointless.
We must sell Mustafi and Chambers, which will raise funds towards a much needed centre back or probably two. Despite having a decent return after his serious injury, we must seriously consider replacing Koscielny.
Other than Holding most of our recent CB’s have been barely 6ft and a taller one would be beneficial, particularly for domestic matches.

6.) 12 May 2019 09:34:32
Would you be kind enough to do a list of which players we are and ate not allowed to discuss RG :-) .



10 May 2019 09:19:53
From the ridiculous to the sublime! If we get the tactics right, Chelsea are eminently beatable.




05 May 2019 19:23:08
No words. aside from no words.


1.) 05 May 2019 20:06:51
Apparently great game boss followed by well done is enough 😂😂.

2.) 06 May 2019 00:14:19
Funny enough of haven't heard that much lately Stoner mate :-)

3.) 06 May 2019 02:15:22
Stoner, apparently we have improved this season and the future look bright 😂😂.




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14 Jul 2019 20:09:25
The internet super high web.




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14 Jul 2019 20:08:22
i sincerely doubt it.




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03 Jul 2019 16:01:44
The only players we offer £50m for, are the ones whose club values them at . 50% higher. They like to give the impression they are making an effort. It insults our intelligence, yet they persist.




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05 Apr 2019 12:00:40
Astonishing amount of time and energy put in to the pursuit of Suarez. to simply sit him on the bench and pay a chunk of his wages. Did they think they were getting something else? Why was their information so poor? Bizarre.


{Ed001's Note - just a mistake. He was poorly scouted, it happens.}



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15 Mar 2019 13:08:50
Are we talking about the former Real Pepe, 36, a red card every other game and all round dirty player? Or, have I missed a trick and the talk is of someone else?





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03 Jul 2019 16:29:05
For goodness sake, this is a rumours site, closeness in this context is entirely relative. You can't measure a rumour in the way you are implying, yet you will comment on the progress of these every day. I do get it as it happens, and if you don't know, or have heard nothing, then say so. "I don't know" is better, and more honest, than unnecessary snark!


{Ed001's Note - when do I comment on the progress each day? Stop lying and grow up. You are being a dick now. I do not make comments on progress at all. What is wrong with you? Why are you making up lies to suit your ridiculous need for constant updates which we have never ever provided, nor will we ever do. Go play on Twatter with the other needy brats who can't go 5 seconds without a fix of bull**** progress reports if that is what you want. Transfers do not work like that and we do not do that.}



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03 Jul 2019 15:58:41
Closer than yesterday, a bit closer than that, or so far away its not happening? Not rocket science, any metric will suffice Ed002.


{Ed001's Note - in feet and inches? You don't get it, how can it be closer? In what way? These kind of questions are pointless as there is no way of measuring closeness, unless you want to know how closely they are sat together in discussions and whether they shift seat to be closer or further away during them.}



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03 Jun 2019 13:42:39
I hear you Robbie, the stats do tell one story, but performances belie the statistics. We can't reduce everything to fractional differences in the numbers, there are just too many things to control for. The bottom line was outcomes, which were no different to last year: poor performances, abysmal defending, no sense of who our best team is and critically not a sniff at any success. If being a point off the top four and reaching a final herald progress then fine. But for me, one or two outstanding performances is not progress enough. My only hope is that the transfer budget is a bluff and we can bring in 4 top class players, because if we don't, I suspect we are going to slip further down the table.

I'm afraid to say, the Raver's analysis is right in my view.




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03 Jun 2019 09:10:37
If we think we are in some way in a better state than Spurs we are deluding ourselves. If they can keep their key players, or at least replace them with similar quality and make additions, they will continue the upward trajectory they are on. We have one of the worst Arsenal sides I have seen for 30 years, and seemingly no ambition to improve it. If we insist on a self sustaining business model we will gradually fall behind not just the existing top four, but also sides like Everton who are willing to spend to succeed. Our problems begin and end with a board that thinks a budget of £40m is likely to make more than a tiny dent in a side that requires at least five times that amount to make us competitive. Whatever the mistakes in the past with regard to managing contracts, we are where we are, and I cannot see any anything approaching a way forward.

There is one possible strategy that may be worth a punt, albeit fraught with the danger of one or two fallow seasons, and that is promote the bulk of the starting eleven from the youth setup and let them develop. Use the money from first team sales to develop a spine and see where we go. It can't be any worse than replacing Mustafi and Xhaka with more of the same - which is what we are likely to get for our £40m.

Just to say, I like this site. Whatever opinions we have (even from non Arsenal fans) there is rarely any serious rancour, and we all want the best for the club we love.




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03 May 2019 10:26:17
Great result that puts us in a good position for the return where we will face an early onslaught at the Mestalla. It will be an intriguing game, but if we get through it, I fancy our chances against either of the other two!