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17 Jan 2019 17:17:13
Hi eds do you think in the summer there will be a lot of players moving on with a few coming in if so what position would you say I know cb must be one and maybe a back up keeper.

{Ed002's Note - It will be death ends tomorrow on CL qualification - but as I have said, GK, CB, CM, RW are the needs.}

1.) 17 Jan 2019 22:03:01
Thanks Ed mate hope we can get it sorted who do you think will leave.

{Ed002's Note - Koscielny, Elneny, Petr Cech, Oezil ...

2.) 18 Jan 2019 07:20:48
The sqaud will be very short this summer when the following leave or are likely to leave:

In addition Holding will not fit to start the season.

That means that excluding young players we will down from the 25 players named on Arsenal's official site to only 18 players. Hence at least 4 or 5 signings must happen .

3.) 18 Jan 2019 01:16:08
Ed, do you think emery could attract top talent at Arsenal if we a) get in CL and b) Europe.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t know what “top talent” means.}

4.) 18 Jan 2019 05:58:55
Thanks for the info Ed.

5.) 18 Jan 2019 14:38:55
Top talent for me is a player that leads by example, can single handedly lift a team and potentially win you a game. Examples would be Bale at spurs, Courtinho at Liverpool, hazard at Chelsea.

6.) 18 Jan 2019 20:22:00
We had one in Sanchez cold mate but unfortunately he joined and left a little to soon.
If we still had Sanchez to play behind Pea and Lacasette and in front of Torreira and Guendouzi things would look a lot brighter.

7.) 19 Jan 2019 09:11:08
Sanchez was past it when we sold him. I'd be surprised if he can put together a half a season of quality appearances anymore.



29 Aug 2018 11:41:29
I heard lacca might be going I hope not I'm hoping he starts playing upfront with auba.

1.) 29 Aug 2018 21:15:54
It's possible but I'd guess paper talk and nothing more, no mention of Xhaka or Iwobi going and I guess that's because they've had a poor start to the season and no one would panic if they did leave but Lacasette is looking good so is hit worthy news.



05 Aug 2018 10:27:51
Perez looks like he is going sporting Lisbon for 4.5 Mill well cheap but at least gets wages down.

1.) 05 Aug 2018 11:52:44
Another player, that was an absolute waste of millions and millions of pounds.

2.) 05 Aug 2018 13:06:21
Feel sorry for the lad, he was a pawn in a PR game but he desperately wanted a chance to prove himself for us.
I personally don't think he was good enough for premier league top 4 hopeful club but that wasn't his fault, we signed him and he had the right to expect a reasonable chance.
The lad was treated badly in my opinion.

3.) 05 Aug 2018 19:10:59
And now he could be joining west ham what the hell.



03 Aug 2018 14:43:57
I see iwobi signed a new long term deal.

1.) 03 Aug 2018 15:28:50
Woop woop.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 15:55:36
Jay jays nephew! Yey lol.

3.) 03 Aug 2018 21:17:56
So that's Xhaka and Iwobi both given long term deals, ummm I can see where this is going
We should be releasing Pea on a free anytime soon for over achievement:-)

4.) 05 Aug 2018 02:29:25
Emery clearly has seen enough in Iwobi and Xhaka to extend their deals and I was impressed by Iwobi against Lazio.

5.) 05 Aug 2018 11:20:00
Rg, maybe, they were both discussed and things put in place before world cup and pre Dick. He may not have had any say.

6.) 05 Aug 2018 20:19:17
It makes no odds as to who's decision it was to extend their deals if they don't produce Dick will be blamed for keeping them beyond this season if they don't improve.
Dick has a one season free pass then as of next summer it's his gig entirely, luckily he doesn't strike me as the type to make excuses for himself or accept them from others either.



10 Jul 2018 17:20:42
Hi eds is the young French kid likely to sign this week as well do you know as I thought he also has had a medical with arsenal.

{Ed001's Note - I expect so.}

1.) 10 Jul 2018 18:30:24
Video circling showing him signing contract, nothing official as of yet.

2.) 10 Jul 2018 19:49:24
Thanks Ed and sonogoal.

{Ed001's Note - I have to be honest, I don't know why they didn't do a double dip announcement.}

3.) 11 Jul 2018 05:43:10
That's what I thought they would of done I can't see any more coming in now unless a few leave glad w done all transfers early this season.




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20 Jan 2019 15:45:37
Hope we play like that every game then we will have no worries if we lose playing like that at least we would of played well.

1.) 20 Jan 2019 16:18:49
Totally agree Steven no complaints if we play like that and lose, well maybe about why Xhaka? ;-)
That's what we want to be a normal regular Arsenal performance and if that's top 4 brilliant if not what can we do about it, if your the best you can possibly be then no one can ask or be more.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 17:59:09
That is true that is all I want them to play that way all the time and if not in the top 4 at least we done our best I'd give niles a game in that position instead of xhaka. But I think we me see xhaka gone next season.

3.) 20 Jan 2019 18:46:03
45 points left to play for Stephen and I reckon we would need 34 points from those 45 to clinch top 4 but most importantly I'd like to see us not conceed more than 8 goals and where ever than leaves us I'd be happy because our problems have been defence defence defence for years and I think nothing much will change until we sort it out once and for all.
All our good periods have been built on a solid foundation of being very strong at the back.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 22:30:59
Yeah I'm hoping in the summer defenders come In and wi gers rest of the team seem fine maybe sell xhaka and replace him but I think ozil will be off.



17 Jan 2019 13:14:14
Reading a swap deal for mats surely not that would be a bad move.

1.) 17 Jan 2019 15:40:22
What type of mats, door mats, car mats or diplomats?

2.) 17 Jan 2019 17:18:58
Meant mata.

3.) 17 Jan 2019 20:47:27
Who are Reading going to swap for Mata, to be fair anyone of their players would improve United.

4.) 17 Jan 2019 21:05:54
And Steve it depends who we swap him for, if it’s cech or Elneny I’m game 😂.

5.) 17 Jan 2019 22:26:58
Sano, i don't think it will be cech mate.



16 Jan 2019 08:50:44
Ed is the rumours true would could get James Rodriguez for 3m.

{Ed002's Note - No, it doesn't worlk like that.}

1.) 16 Jan 2019 11:07:23
It’s to pay what Bayern still owe to loan him for the season.

{Ed002's Note - It does not work like that.}

2.) 16 Jan 2019 14:51:54
OK thanks Ed for the input only what I see online.

{Ed002's Note - Ok.}



15 Jan 2019 13:09:18
I see that emery is offering ozil to inter or juv if he goes hope he has a creative player in mind as don't think we have any in the squad that creates apart from ozil and Ramsey.

1.) 15 Jan 2019 13:35:34
Mesut is no good to us as things stand, he's rarely available no matter how creative he can be at times and now he is being frozen out for whatever reason (lack of commitment looks likely ) .
I'm a huge Mesut fan but Mesut and Arsenal has never really worked out properly.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 22:26:29
True just hope we can swsp players as there ain't many funds available.



11 Jan 2019 09:13:41
Hi eds what is the reason arsenal can only do loan deals is it because short of money or the ffp rules.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 11 Jan 2019 11:08:04
My guess is we can't get who we want right now so we are trying to borrow what we need to improve us short term until more preferred opinions are available.
Makes sense to me, as no disrespect to Miki but would we really have gone for him if it was not our only option involving the Sanchez move?
Surely we've signed enough players who haven't worked out and taking our time to get it right in future is 100% the right thing to do.
Fantasy football is easy but in the real world players and opposing clubs have choices and they won't always be the choices we hoped for.

{Ed002's Note - Suarez will be a loan with an obligation to buy I would think.}

2.) 11 Jan 2019 11:58:13
It certainly looks like that Ed002.

3.) 11 Jan 2019 13:05:42
Thanks Ed for the reply.

4.) 11 Jan 2019 13:19:17
I believe this may have to do with Premier League short term cost control rules, which were designed to control clubs wage bills spiralling out control as a result of increased TV income. PL clubs can only increase their wage bill by a maximum of £7m a season, until season 2018-19 (current season) . The rules are quite complicated.
Arsenal have renewed certain contracts this season, so they may have to wait until the end of the season before they can sign players permanently and increase the wage bill, when our sponsorship income increases quite considerably and players whose contracts end or are sold come off the wage bill.
FFP may also come into the equation, as I am certain Arsenal could borrow to fund player purchase, with the club having relatively small debt.
The other simple fact, is that the squad has to be managed both in terms of the 25 overage player limit and the limit to the amount of overseas players that can be registered. This window is also notoriously difficult, with clubs unwilling to sell players mid-season, players not wanting to uproot mid-season and financial demands being excessive.

{Ed002's Note - There is some clear misunderstanding about FFP. Wages are indeed an issue for Arsenal but this is not the reason they can only loan players.}

5.) 11 Jan 2019 15:36:26
Right my next guess as to why we can only loan players is :-)
We still owe money on Pea and Lacasette plus probably other previous signings too and we have maxed out our credit card limi, good name or agreed amount of outstanding fees we can owe and we need to pay some off before we can extend out credit rating further.
Most transfers are paid by installments so this is my latest guess based on nothing more than my own slightly strange and often weird thought process :-)

6.) 11 Jan 2019 14:15:23
What is the reason ed if you have any idea cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect Arsenal will want to keep spending to a minimum at least until the Adidas deal kicks in and the club know whether or not they will be in the Champions League next season. As I have explained wages have been a problem in respect of FFP and the Suarez deal is held up over whether it is a loan with an option to buy (what Arsenal want) or a loan with an obligation to buy (which is what Barcelona want). If Arsenal were to take Medhi Benatia on loan until the summer (in exchange for releasing Ramsey now) when he will move elsewhere, then the club need to find the wages from elsewhere - Mohamed Elneny the most likely route.}

7.) 11 Jan 2019 16:46:06
Surely saving on Ramseys current wage would off set Benatia wages of 100k a week quite easily?

8.) 11 Jan 2019 23:54:26
So if we do Barcelona option we get him then why not take a gamble at jeast he would of been here a good few months to see what he can do.

9.) 12 Jan 2019 12:16:49
I believe what Ed is saying with the Barcelona option that'll mean we must buy him in the summer. The clause says we're obligated to sign him. Assume that's subject to him wanting to join permanently. But an optional clause would be better for us clearly in case it doesn't work out.




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18 Jan 2019 05:58:55
Thanks for the info Ed.



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17 Jan 2019 22:03:01
Thanks Ed mate hope we can get it sorted who do you think will leave.

{Ed002's Note - Koscielny, Elneny, Petr Cech, Oezil ...



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15 Jan 2019 13:10:21
I'd take benatia and let Ramsey go now.



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14 Jan 2019 22:55:50
I'd give him 3 seasons before I judge that should be enough time to change the structure and players of the team.



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14 Jan 2019 22:54:01
That's if he comes to us.




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21 Jan 2019 22:30:59
Yeah I'm hoping in the summer defenders come In and wi gers rest of the team seem fine maybe sell xhaka and replace him but I think ozil will be off.



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20 Jan 2019 17:59:09
That is true that is all I want them to play that way all the time and if not in the top 4 at least we done our best I'd give niles a game in that position instead of xhaka. But I think we me see xhaka gone next season.



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20 Jan 2019 15:47:21
I love the fa cup and hope we win it. It is a great trophy for me and would be a success if we win this as it is a trophy.



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17 Jan 2019 17:18:58
Meant mata.



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17 Jan 2019 13:24:03
Well just use that name Welsh we all post what we like but no need to argue about it atm our team is in transition and we will be poor until emery has the team he wants.