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12 Jul 2017 05:17:02
Some news from down here in Australia that Wenger sees Martinez as next season's cup keeper, with Cech set to start in the league and CL. Martinez seems to be highly rated by the boss.


1.) 12 Jul 2017 06:15:29
Which team is cech going to play in the CL for 😂.

2.) 12 Jul 2017 06:44:58
It makes sense although Ospina is still at the club and unless someone stumps up the transfer fee Arsenal require then he may remain at the club. If Ospina departs then Martinez moving up to second choice keeper makes sense as I belive he qualifies as 'homegorwn', with numerical pressure coming on the squad.

3.) 12 Jul 2017 10:38:33
ospins deserves to go and be number one. Martinez is worth a shot. good call for both players.

4.) 12 Jul 2017 16:24:53
I'm very unconvinced my Martinez to be honest. Seems just average to me. But again it's not like I've seen him a lot of times.

5.) 12 Jul 2017 18:16:13
Sano, man citeh probably, we are their feeder. Lol.

6.) 12 Jul 2017 19:40:07
Your prob right.

7.) 13 Jul 2017 01:57:26
LOL I guess I'm still in automatic mode about thinking we're in CL. Wenger really has spoiled us.



18 Jun 2017 01:46:49
L'equipe is reporting Arsene has told Giroud he's "not in his plans" to use their words. Strikes me as drumming up a story on a slow day, but I do hope he stays regardless, especially if we can't retain Alexis and even if we sign another striker. Is there any concrete news on his departure? I'd sooner see the back of Walcott to be honest.


1.) 18 Jun 2017 11:14:20
I'm pretty sure Theo will be seeing out his contract with Arsenal, who else is going to offer 140k a week?
As for Olly I hope he stays even though he's not the answer in a one man strike force he's still an asset in many ways.

2.) 18 Jun 2017 14:08:49
Sky saying that West Ham want him. Personally think its a good move. He would do alright for them and not sure he would be happy if we bought in Lacazette (mbappe just ain't happening) .
Definitely want to see the back of Theo but i know he's one of those players that will go somewhere else and start banging in the goals, especially against us.

3.) 19 Jun 2017 12:53:18
Who cares get rid of Theo.

4.) 21 Jun 2017 20:46:30
Who cares get rid of Theo (2)



06 Jun 2017 12:28:49
Hi eds, hope you're having a good summer for the moment because looks like this next couple months will be crazy.

Any news on Arsenal interest in Kovacic? Heard this morning that a club from London is discretely trying to make inquiries but could just as easily be Spurms or Chelsea.



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1.) 07 Jun 2017 08:50:44
Kovacic forgot about him. Would be a great signing.

2.) 07 Jun 2017 11:42:14
Arda Turan would be a great replacement for Cazorla.

Similar technical ability to ghost past players like Cazorla does.

Ramsey is a talent but can't beat the man directly in front of him.



21 Jul 2015 19:26:46
We're being linked with Moutinho. Impeccable player, always thought he was the real star of the Portuguese team.

Operates predominantly as a central midfielder, but would be a great addition at CDM too. Genuinely excellent player, would be great if this was true.


1.) 21 Jul 2015 20:32:44
not for me.

2.) 21 Jul 2015 22:01:00
Still don't see him leaving Chelsea no matter how you dress it Wire :-)

3.) 21 Jul 2015 22:56:47
Sorry mate, I just can't see Moutinho as a defensive mid.
He's small in height and frame, which, as Coquelin has shown, isn't that big an issue, but more than that, he's not aggressive at all.

I know he's very technical, good passer of the ball and he's been tipped for a move to England with Utd and Chelsea, but if he was played deep, he (in my eyes) could only really play a Cabaye style role, which, if is the case that we want that type of player. we'd of just got Cabaye.

That's just opinion though, I haven't watched too much Ligue 1 lately, my attentions are usually focused on The Prem and Serie A, so maybe I'm just behind the times and he's turned into a defensive monster.

4.) 22 Jul 2015 01:54:40
He's not a better defender than Ramsey, Wilshere, Ox, or Coquelin. I think it would be a waste to sign him

5.) 22 Jul 2015 05:53:54
Someone else who was small in height and not aggressive was makalele he wasn't a bad defensive midfielder!

6.) 22 Jul 2015 08:18:45
Makelele was an out and out defensive midfielder when he was at Chelsea, he had good defensive positioning, could tackle and did have an aggressive side to him.

Moutinho is not a defensive midfielder, he doesn't play defensively.
If anything, admittedly, he's dropped a bit deeper from being Sportings No.10 to playing centre mid for Monaco, but whichever was you paint it, he's still not a defensive midfielder.

7.) 22 Jul 2015 09:26:58
Do not agree at all Wire - good player for sure but not what we need in any way right now.

>>> DM - We need an upgrade on Coq, if anything, or someone to challenge him who could be better now or in the future (i.e. Carvalho, Bender = proper DM players)

>>> Deeper midfielder/ playmaker - Cazorla, Wilshere, Ramsay... no place for Moutinho there.

8.) 22 Jul 2015 14:47:29
No bites this time G62. Keep fishing

9.) 22 Jul 2015 15:47:38
To be fair Lars bender isn't even an out and out defensive midfielder. He ventures forward am awful lot. Not like coq. Bender is more of a Ramsey than a coq. Sven hos brother on the other hand seems more disciplined, though I've not heard of interest in him.

10.) 22 Jul 2015 18:06:39
Old bait Brow mate :-) never a good idea, I remember now long after we signed Ozil and he scored 3 goals in 2 games posting how good our new German striker looked, US gooner went ballistic replying ARE YOU SERIOUS? :-)

11.) 22 Jul 2015 20:28:48
It's a difficult thing when you try a bit of wit and tongue in cheek on here mate. Often gets lost on people



16 Jan 2015 01:22:07
Reports coming out of Spain we're looking at Hector Moreno, Espanyol's Mexican CB.





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28 Jul 2017 11:48:52
is heavily implying that Sanchez is faking illness in order to force a move away from Arsenal. Thoughts?


1.) 28 Jul 2017 12:24:17
Er, can't post the source without hitting the word filter I guess? Anyway, it's a big London-based paper.



01 Aug 2016 01:54:14
I have a theory that our real target will be a player at a big team that nobody is expecting us to get, like Ozil or Alexis were. Totally off the radar, highly priced but at least appropriate for the player quality.

Bale anyone? ;)


{Ed007's Note - Well he's not doing any more Batman films.}

1.) 01 Aug 2016 08:28:21
As Les Dennis would say, " if it's there I will give you the money me self" were looking for Gareth Bale to Arsenal is it there? X.

2.) 01 Aug 2016 09:12:22
so after wenger said he won't be spending 100 mill on a player you reckon madrid feel like bale is worth less than pogba?

considering they are having trouble selling the players they want to sell i do not see them selling a player they do not want to sell.

Aubameyang, griezzman are the only two who come in that category which could cost 70 mill and from the two only aubameyang may consider it, cause griezzman is at a club which has made 2 champions league finals.

3.) 01 Aug 2016 11:23:30
Well, Wenger has a habit of timing his big purchases. On the back of Real signing Bale, he was able to sign Ozil. On the back of Barcelona signing Suarez, he was able to sign Sanchez. I still have a strong suspicion that we may get Mahrez, a striker and a CB. There is the whole of August to go and I have a feeling the Pogba deal will kick off several transfers, as Man United offload players to pay towards the deal.

4.) 01 Aug 2016 08:28:08
Nice one Bond :-)

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5.) 01 Aug 2016 11:53:38
Perhaps you'll get Rooney once Utd get Pogba? ahah.



27 Jul 2016 17:10:36
Hi eds, any idea where Mario Gomez is going to end up as he is leaving Turkey? Not a bad striker to have on the books, IMO.



{Ed001's Note - try Euro pages mate.}

1.) 27 Jul 2016 17:32:24
Dortmund mate 👍🏻.

2.) 27 Jul 2016 18:36:16
There is interest in Mario Gomez from Dortmund, Wolfsburg, West Ham and Leicester. Lyon would like to do a deal if their first choice is not available. There is also some residual interest from Napoli although that might have gone for now. Everything else is unimportant so don't ask.



04 Sep 2015 04:47:06
So in the event that Giroud and Walcott do not play, and in light of Danny's continuing injury crisis, who plays in the CF position in, say, a cup run? It's entirely possible that Walcott may be injured and Giroud rested, so there would be a void in the striker position. It would normally be Akpom or Sanogo you assume, but with both out on loan we'd call someone up from the youth teams - I just can't think of anyone at all.


1.) 04 Sep 2015 07:00:22
Sanogo is so bad. Can't see him ever returning

2.) 04 Sep 2015 07:54:50
Should have kept Pod.

Lazy so and so but good finisher.

3.) 04 Sep 2015 13:29:40



11 Aug 2015 17:46:45
It might feel bad but a loss in the first match against opponents we should beat may well be the best thing that could have happened; we might actually sign a striker and/or midfielder as Wenger has had to deal with the embarrassment of that dire affair.

Likewise, it shows that the squad cohesion simply meant we were better than the teams we played but not as ready as one who had been already competitive for several weeks now (Everton, Chelsea, Stoke all been absolutely rubbish this past week).

All in all, it's the first game so chill out, basically


1.) 11 Aug 2015 20:04:31
Plus imagine if we'd gone unbeaten in our first 10 to 15 games and the hype that would have come with it, INVINCIBLES Mk2 and all that hanging over a team that's very much still emerging from title challenging hibernation, the temptation to hold on in games and not lose when we could have and should have pushed on and won would be enormous.
Every Arsenal team will forever be judged by the invincibles so if there is a good reason to get beaten 1st of the season that's as good as any.




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31 Aug 2017 14:12:53
I'd love both, but it's equally if not more possible we'll sell Alexis and get neither.




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31 Aug 2017 02:12:52
We need a "come to Arsenal" meme to go viral.

If Seri isn't going to Barca, I hope we're renewing our interest, but probably not.




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29 Aug 2017 11:10:44
Kroenke approaches his clubs with a hands-off attitude, content to delegate to everyone else even when he needs to step in. Arsenal have systemic issues - the way we approach transfers is one, the way we approach contracts is another, and the way we approach upper management is clearly another - and they lie partly at Kroenke's fault for failing to make the necessary changes. Wenger, for all his virtues, is blind to how to address his failures, and this is where the owner becomes important.

I have been accused on here of talking bollocks when making this point, so keep in mind this is all my opinion.




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24 Aug 2017 13:28:06
It is what it is. Venting about it won't change anything so we might as well get behind the manager and the squad.

Personally I've become far less fussed about losing this last few seasons. Lowers my blood pressure and I don't mope about all weekend when we do lose. I suggest you try it, because for the rest of the season at least, you can either live with it or moan every time we lose. Hope that didn't sound patronising, just don't know how else to articulate it.




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21 Aug 2017 13:35:13
Only takes one loss before we start acting like animals. Never change, Arsenal fans.





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02 Aug 2017 01:09:25
I'm laughing out loud at the idea of sponsors in Dubai giving a damn about killing animals when they'll punish you severely for sex outside of marriage.




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02 Aug 2017 01:06:19
Cazorla became so important because he played deep, Nasri is good higher up the pitch but is pretty poor when he plays further back.

I'd have Cesc back though.




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31 Jul 2017 04:19:09
We don't need a DM, we need a replacement for Cazorla. That is why we are looking at the likes of Seri.




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30 Jul 2017 05:27:51
Theo always looks like this for a chunk of the season, before either getting injured of tailing off badly. Still think he's a valuable member of the team - very clinical - but he's at about the level he's going to be for the rest of his career IMO. Great squad option, bad choice to rely on for starting 40 games a season.




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30 Jul 2017 05:25:24
Best player on the pitch in that France 3 2 England friendly. Trod all over Spurs in the CL. Big part of why Monaco were able to be so deadly in the knockout rounds. Not just goals and assists, makes great key passes to start attacks and spread the play. He's fantastic.