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14 May 2018 11:21:47
Eds to you know if there is an outside chance of Conte.
Clearly unhappy at Chelsea and I rate him as a good manager. Intrestead to hear yòur thoughts on him?


{Ed001's Note - not heard of any suggestion he is of interest. It would be a very surprising move considering his lack of tactical acumen.}

1.) 14 May 2018 18:40:59
For the love of God, not Conte. Throws his toys out of the pram when he doesn't get his own way, overly emotional and almost looks like he deliberately doesn't win games to make a point he's not happy with the squad or the board. Do not rate and don't want him near our club. My opinion of course.



05 Mar 2018 15:14:19
Everton interested in wenger, REALLY? why?


1.) 05 Mar 2018 15:44:50
😂😂😂😂 that can have him.

2.) 05 Mar 2018 16:02:16
Thats the trouble when a team has an owner who doesn't understand football.

3.) 05 Mar 2018 17:10:21
Maybe a fresh start will do him some good. I swear some of us have forgotten what a great manager he can be. Perhaps less control he will show his worth again. Or not who knows lol.

4.) 05 Mar 2018 17:53:01
D they are welcome to him and his dated ideas. If i was an everton fan, i think i would be pretty worried with recent goings on. I made a statement on hear about 4 years ago that he was out of date and left behind, i think he is even further behind today.

5.) 06 Mar 2018 08:30:22
If was an Everton fan I'd be quite open to the idea ( not that I believe there is any real truth in the story in the Star who are not renowned for their factual stories)
Yes you'd have to think look how he's taken Arsenal backwards but also he'd be coming in a new club not in a position of great power but with an opportunity to repair his more recent image and I'm sure if it was to happen Arsene would be more open to accepting help that Everton thought necessary to give him.
If he'd allowed others to advise him and have an input at Arsenal he might well not be in the position he's in right now.
We need fresh ideas and ways of doing things while a fresh start might be good for Arsene too, personally if it happend I wish Arsene well and hope he finishers runner up in the league cup fa cup and premier league next season with Everton.

6.) 06 Mar 2018 12:21:27
He must be bonkers if he takes another job! He's in one of the most stressful jobs! Must have more money than he can spend! Put your feet up and enjoy retirement! 😂 but I don't imagine it's in his nature!



21 Mar 2017 10:55:16
What is with the Wenger love in, do you honesty believe in him? He has lost it.

Clear reasons:

No captain or leader, in the past we had Adems, kewon, cole, Campbell, Petit, Vieira, Henry to name just a few, now we have Los st a push. To put the armband on Gibbs is a joke.

Not playing players who play well - what message do you think this sends out to our team - utter garage management.

Same playing style over and over again despite the fact it's clear other teams have worked us out. We had all our success playing 442 and Leicester won the league with said formation, but he has not gone back to it or tried anything different in years - joke management again.

No passion just sitting on the touchline holding his belly, makes predictable subs on 70 minutes which also seem pre set before a ball is kicked and nothing to do with what's going on in the game.

Don't even get me started on our injury record - how players miss a whole season without even knowing what's wrong with them.

You really think we should just sit back and let him ruin the club further. Would you let a mate drive home drunk because he said he is fine - get in the real world and open your eyes.


1.) 20 Mar 2017 20:01:23
Doubt it. Apparently Barcelona seem insistent on Alumni/ with ties to the club.

2.) 21 Mar 2017 12:39:42
Ed002 in your opinion who would u WANT arsene to stay and go? And another question is that if he did go who WOULD YOU replace him with? I want your opinion and what manager u would personally favour.

{Ed002's Note - I think it is an appropriate time to leave and as I have said iver and iver, Max Allegri would be the best option to replace him.}

3.) 21 Mar 2017 13:53:21
Now is an appropriate time to leave and Allegri would be a great option. However I do wish some people would voice that opinion respectfully. Getting bored of so many social media sites or the media in general making it sound like he is some mediocre manager who has lost the plot.

4.) 21 Mar 2017 12:50:50
Oh sorry mate, next time i will read the posts. Do u have any other managers u think should replace him, other than the ones everyone usually says?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal ony need one manager at a time.}

5.) 21 Mar 2017 16:09:57
No i mean other than the usual names do u have someone else in mind which could be interesting? For example, brendan rodgers.

{Ed002's Note - I don't really understand. The club has approached three people through a third party to guage interest as I have explained. I have said who I think would be best. There are others the club could turn to when the time is right.}

6.) 21 Mar 2017 16:39:41
Lool ed i mean in YOUR OPINION who should the club get OTHER THAN the normal name that everyone else says?

{Ed002's Note - I think Allegri as I keep saying - I have no idea what everyone else says. There are alternatives the club will consider based on timing.}



23 Feb 2017 11:35:27
Another fine performance from our medical team, Santi now out for season for a kick on the ankle.

Why do our players stay injured for a lot longer then other teams players?

Just look how fit jack has been when kept away from them.

I would bet money jesus is back before him at man city.


1.) 23 Feb 2017 14:28:00
Surely even he can't make a comeback?

2.) 23 Feb 2017 15:15:17
Crazy spanner. I think you need to tighten your nuts.

{Ed033's Note - Haven't you heard of The 2nd Coming? 😋

3.) 23 Feb 2017 16:06:43
Yes ed with a lot of effort and a sore shaft.

4.) 24 Feb 2017 11:48:22
Ed any developments of arsene? Loads of newspaper outlets believe he's staying all of a sudden?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any decision being made at this time. And I am certain the club has not been told of any decision just yet - and they would like one.}

5.) 24 Feb 2017 15:02:39
Apex you do love the arsene questions don't you 😂.

6.) 25 Feb 2017 09:38:36
I think apex is stan the man in disguise.



16 Feb 2017 09:52:29
The only positive thing about last night is that wenger has to go now, no chance he will sign a new deal.


1.) 16 Feb 2017 13:38:45
Ed i have honestly tried to read the posts to find the information about the first manager we tried getting to replace arsene but got backfired. Would u please just say the manager name, i don't need an explanation mate.

{Ed002's Note - It is really not worth the grief for me to explain anything that happens or has happened regarding the manager - it will lead to trolling and grief for all.}

2.) 16 Feb 2017 14:26:15
That's a shame ed. I for one love reading your opinions and information. All the best regardless.

3.) 16 Feb 2017 20:32:18
We have approached of one manager, but that has been rebuffed by a third party representing him.

Another option is Allegri.

4.) 16 Feb 2017 20:56:53
Yeah but what manager was it.

5.) 16 Feb 2017 22:01:55
Thomas Tuchel?

6.) 16 Feb 2017 22:47:31
I think the board will look to appoint someone young enough to lead the club for 10+ years, they'll also keep with the attacking football and will want someone who integrates youth.
Ed has told us Allegri would be on the shortlist, he also told us Simeone would be at Atletico still next season so we can stop naming him.

Personally I think it'll be one of Tuchel, Jardim or Allegri.

Hopefully we'll all be on our best behaviour and Ed will enlighten us once more.

{Ed002's Note - It would take a lot to get Allegri to agree to go beyond 2022.}

7.) 16 Feb 2017 23:16:26
Thanks for the reply Ed002. Any chance you'd want to give us your opinion on who Arsenal should be looking at? I think most of us find it interesting to hear your (and the other Editors) takes on things.

Seems to be a general consensus around Allegri that he's a much better manager tactically than Conte, and I suppose Juventus' champs league performances are a testament to that. Even if he only stayed until 2022 I think he'd be a great appointment, although Tuchel would be my first choice!

{Ed002's Note - I have explained that the club are looking at their options for this summer and the offer of a two year deal last summer was of no interest to Wenger (and to some extent there was a real big deal at the time so it was understandable) - but 2018 would have been preferred by the club and suspect it is still preferred. I have explained about a couple of those who the club has considered - but there are others, and the opinion of Mr Wenger has been sought. If you want my fear, it would be that M Wenger takes over as a Director of Football and mentors one of two potential replacements who would likely be willing to accept that scenario.}

8.) 16 Feb 2017 23:44:00
I'm guessing Vieira is one of the 2 in the scenario that Wenger becomes DoF. Please tell me Remi Garde isn't the other, that could be a recipe for disaster!?

Thanks for the info Ed002, greatly appreciated.

9.) 16 Feb 2017 23:52:08
Ed, i dunno if your an arsenal fan but in your opinion who would u say is the best fit mate? Only your opinion cause i value what u say mate.

{Ed002's Note - Allegri would be ideal if Wenger were to leave this year.}

10.) 17 Feb 2017 13:00:08
Guys Chelsea fan out here. I watched the game between arsenal and Bayern. Sometimes u need to step back and see where the fault lies. 4 out of 5 goals were basic defensive errors. Agree that Wenger must share some blame for not dropping many non-performers. But having said that the board is also equally culpable of retaining these players. There are not many who can seamlessly replace wenger. Actually I feared when mourinho was sacked. Conte has done well luckily and got the players in line. But u guys need to pray for that to happen. Because whoever comes in needs to address the player issue first.

11.) 17 Feb 2017 13:09:46
Cheers for opinion ed. Allegri would be a big change, he's a lot more ruthless. One of his mistakes, for me, was selling Pirlo to Juventus from Milan due to his age making him surplus requirments. Wenger would never do that, look at Arteta and the like.

{Ed002's Note - Coaches in many of the European sides have much less say on transfers than M Wenger.}




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05 Aug 2018 13:06:21
Everyone saying we need a Cb ( sok, chambers. holding. Mustifa, Kos, Monreal ) when clearly another CDM (Just Torreira) is a must. can't rely Torreira to play every game, what happens if he gets an injury? Nzonsi is a must. In addition I think Zaha is our only wide play option due to him being homegrown, especially if we sell Ramsey and Welbeck. AMN is another wide option and hopefully Nelson can state a claim. Might be time to give youth a chance. I have a feeling that there a lot of clearing out to do with players on high wages who are unsellable, thanks to there joke contracts. This may be one of the reasons affecting our spending power.
On another note, its a joke that we are getting out spent by teams like West Ham. Fulham and Everton.

Fans getting ripped off. .


1.) 05 Aug 2018 13:30:42
I doubt Emery will classify Monreal as a CB and Koscielny is out until December-ish. Whilst I don't believe Emery rates Mustafi and if we can achieve a reasonable fee, he will be sold. That leaves us with one experienced CB, Sokratis and three, young-ish and unproven CB's. Perhaps Holding and Chambers are making up the homegrown contingent? Thus, if Mustafi departs, a CB may be necessary.
As far as DM's are concerned, we have Torreira, Elneny, Xhaka and Maitland-Niles, which provides options. I would love to see us sign Nzonzi.
As far as spending power, we may be governed by FFP regulations and hence hamstrung to a certain extent, until we ship players out. We also have a large squad, which needs trimming, outs: Ospina, Jenkinson, Campbell, Perez, etc. Possibly Ramsey and Welbeck. I don't feel ripped off as false, we have made astute signings, 5 in all and integrating more tha 5 can prove tricky.

2.) 05 Aug 2018 13:48:09
Like Ed002 said, rather than count the home grown players count the non home grown players aged over 21 years old and as long as it's no more than 17 we are fine.
This home grown thing isn't the issue many people are making it out to be.

3.) 05 Aug 2018 14:12:44
Of course the homegrown contingent is important, otherwise you simply have a squad of 17 overage non-homegrown players, plus youngsters, The homegrown players enable the squad to total 25 overage players, which is necessary in the modern game.

4.) 05 Aug 2018 14:15:47
We probably do need an experienced CD because Kos is injury prone while Sokratis is our only experienced defender and I am a little nervous about that. J Evans could have done a great job there for us. Some EPL experience would be a plus. Also good for thecdevelopment of young talent we have.

👍 so that’s one signing we need

Then a winger with pace and can play in 4 4 2 as well as a 4 3 3 formation. I like the idea of Zaha or Martial. Both have an eye for goal and can run at people.

👍 that’s the second key signing we need to make

As for Nzonzi - I understand the desire but we probably have enough cover in there as long as we have the discipline. Will he be a bit player - he won’t like that. Do I want two very defensive players in there = no. I like Emery’s attitude of “let’s win 5 : 4 rather than 1 : 0” as we in an entertainment and competitive sport.

5.) 05 Aug 2018 14:35:28
The home grown rule is only an issue if you have more than 17 non home grown players in your 25 man squad, you can have a 25 man squad of all non nationals if you like as long as 8 are under 21, there is no rule saying you must have brits in your squad.
But no one is saying don't have any brits or how grown qualified players only that it's not the issue people make it out to be.
Mbappe or Welbeck both are eligible to add to your 17?
Quality is the impotat factor and nationality doesn't improve your quality.

6.) 05 Aug 2018 14:51:10
I can't remember the last team to win the premier league with a let's win 5 4 attitude though SY mate.
The really successful sides seem to all be tight at the back as well good going forwards, City scored a huge amount of goals last season but I don't think they conceded an unusually high number goals at the other end.
When Arsene first said about " if they score 4 we will score 5 " I loved it because it sounded brilliant but the reality didn't match up to the exciting words.
Liverpool finished 4th last season with that approach and I'm sure they will look to improve their approach in order to improve thier league position.

7.) 05 Aug 2018 15:23:36
True - I don’t mean literally but drawing every game nil nil won’t help either

That’s my point - we can pack the teams with defenders or attackers to achieve the two scenarios. That’s the extreme.

I want us set up with balance but set up to win and entertain rather than set up not to lose

“Thats the difference between you and me. You want to lose small. I want to win big”

Not directed at you but my thought process.

8.) 05 Aug 2018 15:54:25
I agree SY it's about ballance and I don't want to go back to the George Graham days of 1 0 to the Arsenal 1 shot a game will do approach.
Not losing has to be the first step but the journeys end mate.

9.) 05 Aug 2018 19:36:14
Sorry that should have been not the journeys end SY mate, oops :-) funny what missing or adding a word can make sometimes:-)

10.) 06 Aug 2018 00:47:17
I do not believe teams can rely upon 17 overage foreign players, plus U21's making up the squad. Hence the need for up to 8 homegrown overage players,



09 Mar 2018 09:22:02
Wow, what a performance.

The team had balance and played with a purpose or I dare say it a GAMEPLAN.

Attack 352 and defend 4231 long may it continue.

Shout out to the defence who played well, but a lot of it had to do with the protection given by the midfield.

wonder how much wenger had to do with it lol.




08 Mar 2018 13:47:22
Is there a way to upload photos to the site. I have a great one : )


{Ed033's Note - Look for the Sightings tab at the top of the page

1.) 08 Mar 2018 15:15:30
sorry ed, can't see it.

{Ed033's Note - Please try again

2.) 08 Mar 2018 15:24:10
Ed, we don't have a sightings tab.

{Ed033's Note - you do now

3.) 08 Mar 2018 16:42:58
Thank you Ed033 😂.



06 Mar 2018 09:02:42
Saw this had to laugh

Mourinho came to Chelsea in 2004 and won the league 2005 and 2006. Wenger in 2005 - building the team Ferguson won the league 2007, 2008, 2009 Wenger in 2007, 2008, 2009. still building the team Ancelloti came to Chelsea in 2009 and won the league in 2010. Wenger in 2010. still building the team Roberto Mancini came to Man city in 2010and won the league in 2012. Wenger in 2012. still building the team Pellegrini came to Man city in 2013 and won the league in 2014. Wenger in 2014. still building the team Mourinho came back to Chelsea in 2013 and won the league in 2015. Wenger in 2015. still building the team Claudio Ranieri came to Leicester city in 2015 and won the league in 2016 Wenger in 2016. still building the team. Antonio Conte came to Chelsea in 2016 and won the league in 2017. Wenger in 2017 and 2018. still building the team Wenger are you building the Ark of Noah.?

In addition, Wenger has said he is not stepping down at end of season claims the Times.


1.) 06 Mar 2018 09:45:05
Brilliant 😂.



02 Feb 2018 09:15:44
I see Conte is getting more and more fed up with Chelsea.

I would love him at Arsenal, great manager.

The problem is he is not a yes man, and if the board are playing up he will let everyone know.

Eds have you heard if we would be interested in him?


1.) 02 Feb 2018 10:55:38
Spanner mate I'd take John Conteh right now, seriously I'm open to almost anyone getting the job because even if he doesn't work out as we all hoped it would still be a step towards getting somewhere again.
The longer we do nothing the further away progress remains.




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08 Sep 2016 20:55:47
You are a funny comedian. Your not the biggest in north London let alone london. Weat ham are bigger then you spuds.

Forever in our shadow, but keep your chin up. I don't know how i would cope if we finsged below you for 20 plus years.




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09 Jun 2016 00:39:56
What happened to my post ED, that's only the second half of it.


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From reliable a web site, I don't think they have ever got a rumor right




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William is very good cover!

De bryne

They all can't play




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05 Aug 2013 22:38:25
Sorry I don't think either will become first team players,





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16 Sep 2018 18:26:01
Why are you even on here crybaby.




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09 Jul 2018 15:44:20
Who is the wide player?




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24 Jun 2018 09:00:49
Really. Seen loads of shirt pulling. It seems var will be used to find fifa the winner they want. It's a bit of a joke. They should give mangers to reviews like in cricket.




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06 May 2018 21:53:34
Still in pool hands. If they beat Brighton they will finish four due to superior goal difference.




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20 Mar 2018 20:33:46
I think a better format would be the winners of the league and main cup in all the top countries going through to a champs league as they are champs along with the winner of the previous Europa lge that would give creadablity to the competition and make the Europa lge and fa cup great comps also.