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Best team moment: The invincible season


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08 Aug 2019 18:52:04
Is thus deal going through don't look. Like it.

1.) 08 Aug 2019 18:55:00
They are testing my patience to the maximum mate.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 18:59:19
Same here.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 20:03:05
All done yes.

{Ed047's Note - happy now mate?

4.) 08 Aug 2019 20:24:34
Yeah thanks mate are you.

{Ed047's Note - yes mate I am, he is talked of really highly as being a great bloke and obviously a winner and that won’t do any harm in the dressing room, he’s no shabby defender either. Win win for me.

5.) 08 Aug 2019 20:29:49
Me to just needs to cut mistakes out.

6.) 08 Aug 2019 22:45:29
The more you do the more mistakes you will inevitably make Stephen mate.
The more involved you get the more bad decisions you will make.
It's easy to be a shrinking violet and minimise your mistakes but if your passionate hungry and a winner you don't hide away you give it everything even if it's not always perfect
David Luis will stand up and be counted for Arsenal as he has everywhere else he's been.

7.) 09 Aug 2019 00:49:59
True mate I'm buzzing fir the season now.



09 Jul 2019 16:04:19
Any truth that we are after the real Madrid winger.

1.) 09 Jul 2019 23:59:04
ED not to long ago, you wrote out a list of players Arsenal are open to moving on. Are any of them in talks with other clubs? Or of serious interest?

{Ed002's Note - About half a dozen have already left.}

2.) 10 Jul 2019 18:37:21
And what about the bigger names on our books that can actually add a fair sum onto our transfer kitty whilst also releasing some stress of the wage bill. For example Mustafi, Mkhitaryan and co.

{Ed002's Note - I told you they were available. I am not going to chase around giving updates.}



06 Jul 2019 15:14:03
Hi eds is Ryan fraser still in the frame for us or is that all over with now.

{Ed002's Note - There remains interest but RW is far more of a priority.}

1.) 06 Jul 2019 17:32:04
OK ty.

2.) 07 Jul 2019 12:04:44
Ed, so is the RW Lucas Vazquez? Is that our prime target and is he any good? What’s his main strengths and weaknesses in your opinion

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Lucas Vazquez (RW) Putting aside whether or not a firm offer has been made, Arsenal have been offered the player after Inter Milan eased their interest as their focus changed to other players. Vazquez is one of many Real Madrid players being moved on and the club will be open to an offer around €30M or so. West Ham also enquired about the player and Bayern Munich could turn to him as cover - which I doubt will interest him. Real Madrid could also look to use him to horse trade for other players. Arsenal have been unable to afford or tempt the players they want at RW and are looking to the likes of Vazquez and Malcom.}

3.) 07 Jul 2019 13:46:03
You say a RW is more of a priority, does that mean we will look to play Zaha on the right, correct me if i'm wrong but i thought he usually plays on the left? Or would you say that we hve moved on from Zaha ed?

{Ed002's Note - Zaha is a RW who can also play on the LW and as a S if needed.}

4.) 08 Jul 2019 08:41:38
Thanks Ed, i knew he could cover all 3 just thought he was predominantly a LW.

5.) 08 Jul 2019 19:05:06
Does S stand for Soporific?



15 Jun 2019 13:26:55
Ed when is your next shark pod I enjoy them.

{Ed002's Note - I am travelling for about a week - then I may get some time.}

1.) 15 Jun 2019 19:59:29
OK thanks look forward to it.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 01:40:27
It’s quiet out there transfer wise. No one knows how much to sell players for. Prices are crazy.



07 Jun 2019 12:23:23
Are we really as close as what I have been reading to Anderson and praet.

{Ed002's Note - As I have said, Praet has been watched. And nobody else is interested in him.}

1.) 07 Jun 2019 15:35:31
Is he any good in your opinion ed.

{Ed002's Note - I try not to have opinions about how good folks are, but a guide might be that no one else is keen.}

2.) 07 Jun 2019 19:27:40
OK thanks.

3.) 08 Jun 2019 17:54:54
I checked with an Italian cousin of my wife’s, who is a Sampdoria fan. He said both Praet and Andersen are quality players. He also mentioned a forward at the club who was the top scorer in Serie A last season.

4.) 09 Jun 2019 21:38:50
What a load of trifle. Why don't you start your own website, and maybe you could gather all your reports together of your neighbour and all your wife's cousins who are no doubt spread all over Europe and have an in-depth knowledge on, surprisingly, all our transfer targets. That'll be great. Chief ain't the word.

5.) 10 Jun 2019 08:02:59
Great reply Jack. Though my wife’s sister in law in Lithuania has said that her brother in Poland has a friend in Italy who’s uncle doesn’t follow football but said that Praet cooks a mean lasagne.

6.) 11 Jun 2019 01:31:02
There's only one Jack Wolfskin.




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17 Aug 2019 14:25:42
Think we found our new santi in ceballos what a player great win today Burnley look like they will do well this year glad we ain't got them every week.



15 Aug 2019 11:16:28
When we have a fully fit squad my line up would be
Tierney Luiz socerites bellerin
Lucas T willoc cabois
Pepe Lacca augba.

{Ed047's Note - and for the bench to chose from Martinelli, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil, AMN, Martinez, Nelson, Holding, Miki and Kolasinac.

1.) 15 Aug 2019 11:51:40
I would like:
Bellerin Luiz Sokratis Tierney
Torreira Xhaka
Pepe Ceballos Aubameyang

Would also leave a decent bench.

2.) 15 Aug 2019 11:58:38
Belerin Papa Chambers Tierney
Torreira Ceballos
Auba Lacca Pepe

Maitland Niles

3.) 15 Aug 2019 12:32:35
I like your line up 62 mate, I see RG starting to rate Xhaka.

4.) 15 Aug 2019 12:52:30
Bellerin Luiz/ Chambers Sokratis Tierney
Torreira Willock
Pepe Laca Auba

4-3-3 for me although you could call it 4-2-3-1 if the wingers drop back slightly. Willock works the hardest in the centre imo so he's a must, alongside Torreria for defensive stability. Cabellos slightly further forward. Obvious front 3 but Nelson and Martinelli are more than capable of playing if need be. I would certainly be inclined to use them a lot in the cup games where possible.

This is the season to give the lads game time because if we don't, Nelson and Willock are the next ones out the door. You might have better players in your team but you HAVE to integrate them at some point or what is the point? Foden is a prime example. Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Gundogan, Rodri, KDB, and Fernandinho but Pep still gives him minutes.

5.) 15 Aug 2019 13:30:38
As long as they aren't loaned out they will get minutes Glen mate and they really have to use those minutes to get starts where they can prove to everyone most importantly Emery and say look " this is where I belong".
They deserve and will get a chances but they absolutely have to take them because if they don't prove themselves quickly the club will buy again making future chances even more limited for them.
That's the way it works at big clubs.
Rashford and Arnold aren't regulars because they are locals they are regulars because they are good enough and they prove it consistently.
Being Arsenal through and through isn't enough they have to be premier league through and through if they are to be part of our champions league returning Arsenal and ultimately part of a title challenging Arsenal.

6.) 15 Aug 2019 13:34:46
Cheers Moe mate, Xhaka Mustafi and Miki Just haven't cut in at Arsenal mate so time to give others a chance who yet might make it.

7.) 15 Aug 2019 15:39:56
Neilston would be on the bench with Chambers xhaka ozil kol monreal martinez.

8.) 15 Aug 2019 15:54:39
I agree Gunner mate however, having literally 'minutes' to prove that you're good enough isn't realistic. They need 3 or 4 games not 3 or 4 10 minute substitute appearances. Rashford and TAA were given the opportunity and they done what they needed to do. I believe Willock certainly done what he had to do against Newcastle so a spot against Burnley is well and truly deserved. It's not like he's fighting for places against Laca, Auba and Pepe is it? Xhaka, Guendouzi and Elneny are the only players likely to push him for a spot if we play with 3 in the middle and I would choose Willock over any of those 3. Looking forward to seeing the line-up on Saturday :)

9.) 15 Aug 2019 16:59:21
Absolutely Glen, I'm a firm believer in if you get your chance and do well you keep your place whether 17 or 27 or cost 50p or 50 million.
Equality for everyone with absolutely no positive or negative discrimination regardless of age cost or reputation, if your good enough you play and if someone else does better than you do when given the chance they stay in the team until you can displace them by being better than they are.
Playing on merit rather through reputation or rotation promotes a winning attitude and mentality throughout the club.

10.) 15 Aug 2019 22:34:07
Are you all bonkers?! Did you see Ceballos faffing around and getting blown over against Newcastle. How on earth you'd choose to start a player that hasn't had time to bed into the squad and not yet shown to be up to speed with the prem over Ozil, one of the Prem's leading all time assist makers is beyond me.

Luckily Emery is the manager, and he's seen the light, so he'll be starting Ozil - who'll be top for assists this season too ;)

11.) 15 Aug 2019 23:08:54
Love you to be right Jim but then again I'd love to win the lottery too mate:-)
The odds on winning a jackpot on the lottery are 42 million to 1 while your prediction is ever so slightly Longer odds still mate.

12.) 15 Aug 2019 23:23:14
Belerin Papa Holding Tierney
Chambers Torreira
Auba Lacca Pepe.

13.) 16 Aug 2019 00:49:38
Mesut is that you? Stop posting on here

Seriously though stats are great but they don’t tell the full story in the modern game, for every good game he has 2 bad games. You have to work tirelessly in today’s game and that includes helping your defenders out when they need it, and I’m talking about on the pitch not outside a restaurant 😂.

14.) 16 Aug 2019 07:46:42
Luiz has got to start and willoc surely.

15.) 16 Aug 2019 08:44:40
Play your best side and if you drop points people will be disappointed but play a weakend side and drop points and people will be angry and doubt your judgement.
If tomorrow's side includes Pepe Lacca Luis Torreira as well as Ceballos Emery will get away with a less than brilliant performance but if he leaves any or all of them out then it has to go very very well in their absence, that's football and how all managers are viewed.

16.) 16 Aug 2019 17:12:33
No way will Ozil be on the bench with the wages he’s on, nice try chaps.

17.) 16 Aug 2019 17:35:44
He was most of last season Banbury.

18.) 16 Aug 2019 19:12:52
Not sure that’s right 62, got any stats?

19.) 16 Aug 2019 20:23:45
Just looked 62, yes he seemed to miss a lot of matches but with stupid excuses which eventually will run out, I just can’t see a fit Ozil constantly sat on the bench.

20.) 16 Aug 2019 20:30:33
Stop it, stop it, just stop with the stats already!
You'll set Ed000 off!

{Ed047's Note - who said stats? 🤣

21.) 16 Aug 2019 22:00:41
Sush you'll wake Captain Statastic Sharpe aka Ed000 Ed047 mate.



08 Aug 2019 17:56:01
Well would like to say a great big thanks again to all the eds for your hard work and putting up with us all I look forward to jan lol.

{Ed001's Note - oh cheers mate, after cheering me up with the thanks you then snatched it away with the mention of January!!}

1.) 08 Aug 2019 18:51:47
Haha could not resist.

{Ed001's Note - yeah thanks mate!}

2.) 08 Aug 2019 20:29:06
Very welcome.



08 Aug 2019 17:05:54
Iwobi gone to Everton did not see that.

1.) 08 Aug 2019 17:13:12
Well maybe gone.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 17:14:21
Hope so!

3.) 08 Aug 2019 17:16:44
35m I'm seeing hope the cb is going to happing do you think it will eds.

{Ed047's Note - it’s looking very likely stephen

4.) 08 Aug 2019 17:23:30
Shame it didn’t happen earlier could of got a better center back.

5.) 08 Aug 2019 17:27:39
Thanks Ed hope it does do you think iwobi will do well at Everton.

{Ed047's Note - I’ve never been a big fan of Iwobi mate so I’m happy he’s gone, I don’t think the Everton fans are too impressed from what I’ve seen and it’s difficult to say.

He needs to find a consistent end product and if he plays week in week out who knows.

6.) 08 Aug 2019 17:37:11
Yeah true Ed are you happy if we get Luiz in to.

{Ed047's Note - I actually like him, he’s supposedly a top geezer and just need Sokratis to keep him from losing concentration.

7.) 08 Aug 2019 17:48:05
Yeah I be happy with him I like him hope it comes off.

8.) 08 Aug 2019 17:43:06
We need ed25 opinion on iwobi tho lol.

{Ed025's Note - im not doing hand stands moe thats for sure, i will give the guy a chance of course but im not holding my breath mate..



08 Aug 2019 16:51:31
Tierney in come on luiz.




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09 Aug 2019 00:49:59
True mate I'm buzzing fir the season now.



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09 Aug 2019 00:49:01
Thanks aid I like Luiz hope he does well for us.



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08 Aug 2019 20:29:49
Me to just needs to cut mistakes out.



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08 Aug 2019 20:24:34
Yeah thanks mate are you.

{Ed047's Note - yes mate I am, he is talked of really highly as being a great bloke and obviously a winner and that won’t do any harm in the dressing room, he’s no shabby defender either. Win win for me.



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08 Aug 2019 20:23:51
Great experience to.




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17 Aug 2019 15:07:57
Don't think he did that bad the deflection done him. Mate I think he will do well.



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16 Aug 2019 07:46:42
Luiz has got to start and willoc surely.



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15 Aug 2019 15:39:56
Neilston would be on the bench with Chambers xhaka ozil kol monreal martinez.



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13 Aug 2019 23:33:23
I like emery and wabt him to be here for at least 5 years the way he celebrated when willoc don't that tackle was great to see.



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13 Aug 2019 16:46:46
I'm guessing if we get top 4 that he will stay on the 3rd year or maybe get a longer contract.