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31 Jan 2019 07:01:56
Hi eds. Is Arsenal trying to sign any defensive players? Any last minute updates? Hope we get nkunku as well.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal have concentrated on a wide player (hence the Pavin and Under interest which drifted in to Perisic and Carrasco once only loans were viable) and still remain interested in NKunku but it remains entirely dependent on one particular player signing for PSG today.}

1.) 31 Jan 2019 12:39:22
If we had concentrated on a wide player, why have signed Suarez, and currently seek the signature of Nkunku, neither of which fit that profile. I can't say I have seen much of either to be fair, so I'm not sure if I ought to feel pleased or not.

{Ed002's Note - Be Ayzenberg they were also seen to be needed.}

2.) 31 Jan 2019 15:27:13
Ed002, I'm assuming the particular player you mention the Nkunku deal riding on is Luciano Acosta to PSG?

{Ed002's Note - Yes Tony, that is correct.}

3.) 31 Jan 2019 20:18:41
Hmm Ed you have lost me there. The only Ayzenberg I know is an advertising agency. But I think I get the point.



04 Nov 2018 04:25:34
Hi eds. have Arsenal shown any interest in signing in nicolas pepe? Read a report that we are trying to sign him in January.


{Ed002's Note - Sevilla see Nicolas Pepe as a replacement for Jesus Navas (who they gave a long contract to) and Real Betis see him as a replacement for Joaquín who is aging. However, both made approaches in the summer of 2018 and were shocked at the asking price and, like Schalke, stepped back. Lyon has had an interest in Pepe since he was at Anger but have Bertrand Traoré and Maxwell Cornet who are vesatile and are playing well - so it is tough to see how he would fit in unless they were pressured in to losing one and that put the player off discussions in the summer. Barcelona have also looked at Pepe and Bayern Munich, who are searching for two RWs, have him on their shortlist. Whilst it is a position that Arsenal are short in and they were looking at the likes of Martins and Pavon in the summer and got nowhere. Arsenal were represented at a game against Rennes in August where Pepe was one of the players watched - the other being Thiago Mendes who the scout had recommended to Arsenal before they opted for Lucas Torreira. Lille are obviously aware that he has attended games and he plans on being at Lille again for the l'OM game at the end of the month, but there have been no specific discussions with Lille about the player. Anecdotally, his pick if he could have a young right winger would be Ferran Torres - but that won't happen.}

1.) 04 Nov 2018 10:35:16
Great info as always ed. Thanks.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 10:39:16
Great info as always ed. Thanks.

3.) 04 Nov 2018 20:17:06
Will Nelson be given a chance or will we try and buy a right winger? Shame if he's not given an opportunity.

4.) 06 Nov 2018 19:50:03
I'd rather see the money used for defensive players, and Nelson given a chance when he returns from loan.

5.) 07 Nov 2018 05:12:37
I'm with GH, not sure how long we can continue playing Mustafi. Nelson won't be back from Hoffenheim till next season.



11 Jul 2018 04:54:53
Hi eds. Any updates on ramsey? Have any other club shown interest in him?


{Ed001's Note - there is a fair bit of interest in him, so far Arsenal are trying to hold onto him though.}

1.) 11 Jul 2018 06:35:50
It wouldn't surprise me if selling ramsey doesn't lead to us getting nzonzi or gomez or both. Keeping him will mean any other incomings will be reliant on what we get for our rejects, when we sell them, if we can sell them.

2.) 11 Jul 2018 09:24:49
It's approaching a critical stage in respect of Ramsey and Welbeck, where a decision has to be made, as to whether they will extend their stay or be sold and replaced.
With less than a month to go before the window closes, we have little time in which to sell and replace. Perhaps next week when Welbeck returns from International duty things will start to move. I am not too bothered about either player departing as long as quality replacements are brought in. In Welbeck's case a genuine wide player would be preferable. It will be interesting to see if Emery can bring out the best in Perez, who can play wide and has goals in him.

3.) 11 Jul 2018 16:03:05
Thanks Ed, do u expect him to stay or leave please?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, I would have said leave for defo before Wenger went, but now I have no idea.}

4.) 11 Jul 2018 16:31:32
Thanks Ed, do you rate Ramsey by any chance?

{Ed001's Note - yes, he is a very good player when used correctly.}

5.) 11 Jul 2018 16:53:06
Thanks Ed.

6.) 16 Jul 2018 23:12:22
Ed, would you play Rambo or Ozil? Do you think it’s either or?

{Ed001's Note - not really, they should fit together well. Ramsey likes to make late runs into the box to score, Ozil likes to pick out those runs with passes. The pair should combine well with Torreira behind to protect them. That would be my 3 in midfield as a first choice combination. Then I would work with them constantly until they figured out how to make it work.}

7.) 17 Jul 2018 08:22:37
So a disciplined Rambo is the square peg in a square hole - makes sense.

{Ed001's Note - I would say so. He has shown he can be disciplined when played out on the right for the team, so he has got the sense to follow specific instructions. Even if those instructions are to his detriment but for the team's benefit.}



30 May 2018 06:23:51
Hi eds. Have Arsenal shown any interest in lorenzo pellegrini from roma? Read some reports we have activated his 26 mill release clause. Looks like a good midfielder to me.


{Ed001's Note - last I heard he was about to sign a new contract there, but that was prior to the games against Liverpool. So I don't know sorry.}

1.) 30 May 2018 13:04:22
Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed001's Note - the fact he hasn't signed a new contract yet might mean something has changed though, thinking about it. That was a few weeks back now, so perhaps he could be on the move after all.}



27 May 2018 15:44:27
Hi eds. What's the situation with carl jenkinson? Read his contract expires in 2018.


{Ed001's Note - that is his loan contract. His Arsenal deal is 2020 and it will be up to Emery to take a look at him and make a decision.}

1.) 27 May 2018 18:22:42
I hope Jenks gets a season back in the Arsenal ranks even if not the side to see if he can progress under Emery, he looked a decent prospect at one time and did well for a while at West ham. He has no resale value as it stands so it might be worth seeing what Emery can do between now and January to get the lad back on track.

2.) 28 May 2018 07:37:14
G62. As much as I like Jenkinson he is a good example where we have to be ruthless and move him on. He hasn't progressed while here despite opportunities and loan deals. We need to evolve the squad and keeping players at this level who are simply not good enough for us just take up valuable space and salary in the squad.

Great attitude and I wish him the best but I don't see bringing back into the squad is progress.

3.) 28 May 2018 09:22:44
Your probably right SG it's just that he doesn't fave any resale value at present so might be worth improving before selling if still wasn't good enough for us.

4.) 28 May 2018 10:31:45
Best option for that would be another loan deal, wouldn't it? His value won't increase if he's not playing here, better off playing regularly somewhere else and in the shop window, Burnley would be ideal, dyche seems like a great coach for defensive players. Don't know if he's better than anything they have though, but with Europe they need a bigger squad and loans is probably the safest way to do that with it being unlikely they would qualify again the next year and then stuck with too big a squad.

5.) 28 May 2018 15:55:13
Burnley Brighton Newcastle might be good options if they want him as a potential first choice RB, if not Arsenal reserves is a better place for him than anyone else's reserves as it's ideally Emery he needs to impress either on a daily basis in training or a weekly basis on TV.




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10 Feb 2019 18:29:01
Arsenal has conceded the least number of goals from set pieces this season among epl clubs. well atleast that's what the commentator said in yesterday's match. i guess there is some sort of improvement defensively under emery. i really hope he gets the defenders he wants in the next window and maybe then we can see marked improvement! COYG.


1.) 10 Feb 2019 18:40:17
That's an interesting fact gunner4 and when you think about it then it sounds right too, now if we can just stop people walking through our middle and finding space on our flanks for fun we'd be back in business.
But when you think about it we don't seem to be conceding from corners as easily which is obviously a big plus.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 19:12:05
Interesting stat - I don’t feel any safer at corners and Leno terrifies me at corners with his erratic decision making. Think he’s terrible at crosses / corners while good with feet and shot stopping.

Thanks for making me think - my gut is to think we have given away less corners because of poor finishing by opponents Vs blocks / saves by our defenders but that sounds negative. That statement makes sense when I think how lucky we were against Huddersfirld and during our 22 match run. Given away plenty chances but more misses than saves / blocks do less corners.

Don’t want to be defensive of my position 😂.

3.) 10 Feb 2019 19:26:14
Haven't we conceded more goals overall though?
Which can only mean we are conceding more from open play than before Dick got here, hey ho back to the drawing board:-)

4.) 10 Feb 2019 19:33:36
Goals conceded per game - same ball part as last year and on target to be slightly worse 54 goals Vs 51 last season. So call that zero improvement and give him a little room as the new guy this season 10th most conceded Vs 13th last season.

Clean sheets - we are effectively second from bottom with just 4 clean sheets. Last season we were 6th best with 13 clean sheets. So gone backwards there

Second most conceded penalties - equal to last season

Goals scored - we will end up 5th now Utd have gotten rid of Jose. Last season we were 3rd top. Currently 4th with Spurs pipping us.

So looks like we will be slightly back on our attack and back on our defence if we continue as we are. Not great reading. But lots can change between now and game 38. We may actually get a set up that works and get organised while not stifling our creativity 🤞.

5.) 10 Feb 2019 19:51:54
Excellent info SY, so in the main it's all pretty similar with the odd tiny better/ worse bit thrown in here and there.
What was it David Cameron used to say back in 2010, once he'd already been elected of course :-)
" not being forced to take a pay cut is the new pay rise "

6.) 10 Feb 2019 19:57:24
Makes you wonder how we are closer to 4th than last year and more points so far than last year. Also makes you wonder how we have already more points against top 6 than last year and more away wins than last year. Maybe when Dick gets some improvement out of us we might get slightly better. Not doing bad though, seeing as though we have gone so far backwards.

7.) 10 Feb 2019 21:49:54
That's the thing Steve mate we haven't gone backwards or forwards we are pretty much the same as we have been for far too long.
Finish top 4 and I will be impressed but don't forget since Ole took over are united they have overcome an 8pt lead we had over them and moved ahead of us, our 4th place pace keeping is as much down to Jose as Dick in my opinion and the biggest difference between our postion now and last season is Uniteds terrible start to this season.

8.) 10 Feb 2019 22:17:44
Yes gunner, if we look for one, we can always find an excuse. Lol.

9.) 10 Feb 2019 22:53:32
Too much Steve? Sorry mate :-)
But Just between the two of us if we are comparing previous and present managers on then and now points won Ole's United would be top of the table and Spurs would be 4th 10 points ahead of us.
Personally I think it's just easier to go with what we see with our own eyes and be as honest as possible rather than use stats that we can all use or ignore to suit our personal feelings.
And for me watching our defence, it's not any more enjoyable viewing than it has been for a decade.

10.) 11 Feb 2019 06:05:03
62 - our defence and attack is less enjoyable to watch. Having a manager walk his technical area but do nothing about our set up - don’t enjoy that either. To be fair, there’s not a lot of joy at all. If the only way to improve is to extract all creativity - then the future is dull and boring.

The main difference is - we can’t keep a clean sheet to save our lives. That’s the difference and where we are worse.

To see Rambo and Ozil not utilised is crazy also.

11.) 11 Feb 2019 09:01:15
Ramsey is off so I understand not using him but to me a Mesut and Dick is like Pogba and Mourinho, if your going to make an example of your highest paid star player then you have to be more successful without him in the side than you are with him.
It didn't work out for Jose and so far it's not going great for Dick without Mesut.
If we were much more effective at the back by leaving Ozil out then there would be a case for not using him but at the moment We are no better without a Mesut defensively and less effective in attack so not playing him is achieving nothing.

12.) 10 Feb 2019 23:14:34
Gunner defence, attack, dick, ole, 22 game very lucky run, 9 games transformed by ole, poor defence (which must be bad, we've let in 2 more than utd to date) chelski letting in 6 at citeh, good form, bad form, ultimately adds up in the end to a total number of points at the end of the season.

13.) 11 Feb 2019 10:45:05
Very very true Steve mate, the final table never ever lies.
If you get more points than anyone else you are the best that season no questions no ifs buts maybes and whoever comes bottom is the worst and so on, wherever you finish tells the true story of your season no excuses for anyone.
For me personally I'd prefer 5th with a Defence that is credible than 4th with and a free for all shoot out simply because it gives us a chance of getting back to being where we all do or should ultimately want to be, 1st.
But if Dicks after you sir shot swapping style gets us 4th place then I will gladly say he's had a fantastic 1st season but will still feel that the outscoing rather than controlling games approach will never get us back to being truly competitive again, it didn't work for Arsene and I can't think of any previous champions ever that were weak at the back and I really don't think Dick will be the first to achieve it either not even in 22 years of trying if simply be patient.
That strategy is so basically flawed that very few waste their time even following it.



15 May 2018 16:46:47
Emery has said there has been no contact from Arsenal. I think he is a better option than arteta or viera, both of whom are not experienced at handling big clubs! don't understand why arsenal isn't showing interest in emery.


1.) 15 May 2018 17:00:20
Stupid, if we are not. Like benitez, a man who fits the arsenal bill.



27 Apr 2018 15:17:33
Read a report that psg have offered wenger the GM role with tuchel as head coach. I remember ed02 saying wenger might work with tuchel soon. Am i getting close ed?


{Ed001's Note - yes PSG would love to get Wenger involved.}

1.) 27 Apr 2018 15:31:27
Would tuchel love to get Wenger involved?

{Ed001's Note - I would think so, it would make his job a bit easier as it gives someone else to protect him early doors while he finds his feet. Not sure it is a good combination though myself, Wenger is a bit too weak with egos and Tuchel struggled badly to cope with egos. Could be a complete disaster.}

2.) 27 Apr 2018 15:55:03
Psg manager/ coach would be a good call from us, me thinks.

3.) 27 Apr 2018 15:55:22
I bet Punani can think of a solution to the Tuchel Wenger dilemma:-)

4.) 27 Apr 2018 16:28:51
G62 don’t just don’t! We don’t want him going off on one telling us that we don’t understand football 😂 only joking punani 👍🏻.

5.) 27 Apr 2018 17:23:52
lol gunner mate, my solution would be for wenger to go to PSG and tuchel to come to Arsenal :-) .

On a serious note i doubt wenger will get along with tuchel because tuchel has an ego the size of planet jupiter.

6.) 27 Apr 2018 17:45:22
Hey Punani we've all got our favourites mate, I like Jennifer Aniston and Denise from East Enders while you like Tuchel and Nanglesman.
It's a case of whatever turns you on I guess mate :-)

7.) 27 Apr 2018 21:55:42
I am willing to teach you about football sanogo if you can handle it:-)

8.) 27 Apr 2018 21:56:58
Lol gunner mate how did you telephatically know that i have nagelsmann wallpaper in my room? :-D.



10 Aug 2017 03:49:48
Get van dijk. sell ox. use chambers as cover for bellerin at rwb. even niles can be used in that position. Honestly ox dosnt look like he wants to be here.


1.) 10 Aug 2017 07:40:33
Ox is off I'm sure. I'm not certain about Chambers as he isn't mobile enough to cover for Bellerin and Maitland-Niles isn't good enough yet. Perhaps Reiss Nelson, if he has the defensive qualities needed?



06 Aug 2017 18:45:37
Arsenal has done it to chelsea again at wembly! Loved the commentatory! Anyway good win and we were the better team! Need 2 more signings. lemar and goretzka maybe n we are goid to go! COYG. GUNNER TILL I DIE!





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04 Nov 2018 10:39:16
Great info as always ed. Thanks.




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04 Nov 2018 10:35:16
Great info as always ed. Thanks.




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06 Jun 2018 12:54:03
Wow. Thanks ed02. Great info.




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30 May 2018 13:04:22
Thanks for the reply ed.


{Ed001's Note - the fact he hasn't signed a new contract yet might mean something has changed though, thinking about it. That was a few weeks back now, so perhaps he could be on the move after all.}



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11 Aug 2017 18:18:43
Thank you ed002. excellent sharkopod! Been waiting for this a long time! Anyway i'm really optimistic about lemar now. 😀.


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06 Aug 2017 18:47:43
In that case morata is already the worst signing! 😉.




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11 Sep 2015 03:41:22
I keep dreaming we signed cavani!😯