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08 Jan 2019 13:01:14
Weirdly widespread rumours appearing that we're in for Carrasco. Hope not, myself - way too inconsistent - but does seem the kind of thing that someone made up and the other papers just ran with. Personally don't see Pepe moving until the summer, so depends how desperate we are.

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1.) 08 Jan 2019 13:35:45
There must be a reason no one wanted him and he ended up playing in china.


2.) 08 Jan 2019 18:36:28
I’d rather Walcott.


3.) 08 Jan 2019 20:26:47
Very good player, who made a money decision and not a footballing one going to China. Top player for athletico scoring some important goals in big games. A lot of big teams were sniffing before he went to China, which was a strange decision and only he new why he did.


4.) 09 Jan 2019 00:17:58
The two clubs are owned by the same organisation Steve. My guess is it was a convenient way to both move on a player Simeone didn't like and transfer some assets to Atleti.


5.) 09 Jan 2019 09:21:19
I’ve watching him play few times and he was full of energy, personally I like him, and I think he could be a good buy. What the eds think of him?

{Ed001's Note - every time I saw him he was abysmal, looked utterly disinterested, though he clearly has a lovely touch and skill, he just has not got the application or intelligence to know how to use it.}


6.) 09 Jan 2019 19:01:28
When he went to China I was disappointed that we were unable to sign him, he looked pretty useful to me.


7.) 09 Jan 2019 19:17:38
It’s a funny thing because every time I saw him play he looked decent. You can get that sometimes.


8.) 09 Jan 2019 22:24:30
Axel Witsel came back from China and is a great Aaser for Dortmund. Why not Carrasco? He is a regular in the Belgias National team. I say go!


9.) 10 Jan 2019 14:50:16
Bring Walcott back he’s faster 🙄.


10.) 10 Jan 2019 20:28:42
Bring back Perry Groves - sure he would come back on a loan 👊.


 

 

14 May 2018 01:58:32
A few of my mates were at the match today and there was talk among the away fans that there is real opposition among the players of appointing Arteta, and some will actively push for a move if he is appointed.

No idea where this has come from and not sure how legitimate it is, albeit somewhat believable.

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1.) 14 May 2018 06:44:55
I wouldn't be surprised, it seems like a bit of a mental appointment to me. There must be something about him behind the scenes, that has got him such a good reputation with out any experience. But I think he would have real trouble commanding much respect and getting people to buy into his ideas if they didn't work quite quickly. But we're any of these fans close to any of the players to know their opinions?


2.) 14 May 2018 09:09:42
Arteta would be a big mistake in my opinion, he was part of the cosy club mentality we had here for too long and would be too pally and weak in my view with the existing players. He appeals to the board no doubt as he would be a cheap option and would not demand the transfer funds we need. If we were to go down the ex-player route I rather Vieria, at least he was a winner and woudl command more respect. We should really be after Allegri for me, a bit of Itaillian defensive disipline would do wonders. The board are still scared of spending though by the looks of it.


3.) 14 May 2018 11:58:17
BIG BIG BIG mistake on a loot of levels.


4.) 14 May 2018 13:30:09
None of my mates are connected with the players as far as I know eden. I agree with the general sentiment that he is a poor choice.


 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

Ta.

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{Ed002's Note - No.}


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.


 

 

 

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13 Jun 2019 13:59:30
Suarez has said that he got injured from his second game at Arsenal and was never more than half fit. It certainly explains why he looked so fragile and how a player who managed to force his way into the Barcelona side could look so awful for us.

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1.) 13 Jun 2019 18:15:56
I read that too mate, but if I'm being honest I'm not sure how much of his frailty was due to injury and how much was down to him not being cut out for the Premier League.

No disrespect to him at all, this league has chewed up and spat out more talented footballers than him.


2.) 14 Jun 2019 02:45:30
I've never bought that argument at all, personally. Seems like a convenient excuse and PL marketing.


 

 

21 May 2019 13:55:06
Mkhitaryan will not be travelling to Azerbaijan as his safety cannot be guaranteed.

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{Ed002's Note - He can go if he would like to and both clubs have played there before without any whining.}


1.) 21 May 2019 23:38:19
What's the clubs have to do with his nationality? Pretty sure he had to miss our game last time too. Not really sure the ins and outs of all the politics to do with why it's not safe for him to go if im honest.


2.) 22 May 2019 20:21:33
Imagine if it was messi or Ronaldo not allowed to play there or won’t because of there safety, uefa would move the game to a different stadium.


 

 

16 Apr 2019 06:23:57
Iwobi still does my head in, especially in terms of his final third decision making, but considering that he laid 4 chances on a plate for Auba and Mkhi (2 each) I think he deserves some slack. He remains our best dribbler, always tracks back to help the defence, has bags of pace, and is still young and an Arsenal man through and through.

Not his best performance yesterday, but a very clear upward trend this year and he's convinced me that he can still get better.

wire

1.) 16 Apr 2019 06:49:31
I think he has ability but he lacks a brain, doesn't score and rushes everything. i'm waiting for a player too emerge but i think i will still be waiting in 5 years. Reliably unreliable and unremarkable.


2.) 16 Apr 2019 08:20:46
I agree, there is still a lot of work to do with Iwobi, particularly in respect of his final ball and his defensive duties. However, he is still young and is improving under Emery.


3.) 16 Apr 2019 13:58:38
There has certainly been improvement from Iwobi this year, whether that suggests any more development remains to be seen. He is however, one of the few players that goes past players with pace and disrupts defences. He makes more chances than he did last year, and if he could improves his decision making (by training his brain Steve ;) , and especially shooting, he cold become a very useful player. I hope so.


4.) 17 Apr 2019 11:11:37
I hate not liking any player who puts on an Arsenal shirt, as i really wish them all the very best. However that said, i have to say Iwobi is utter garbage. No way would he get in Watford's team, let alone any of the top 6. He is not just consistently not good enough, he is also a liability in defence, allowing players to drift inside time and time again, but most importantly, he is costing us goals. Time and again against Watford, any half decent player, given the room he had, would have either scored or at least created multiple chances for the other forward players. He really has no clue, time and again he gave the ball away, or decided to shoot, which for him means just blasting the ball at someone standing about two foot away. When you look at the wide players of other teams, and sadly let's highlight Tottenham here, they have Ericson and Son playing in the same role as Iwobi. They create chances galore and score plenty, and that is the bar if you have ambitions on winning competitions. Not only is Iwobi not in their league, I would say he is not in their galaxy. The sooner we ship out Iwobi, Mustaphi and Xhaka, the better we will become.


5.) 17 Apr 2019 13:28:43
Agree EG, we need better players in those positions you mentioned. All three make far to many errors and at times look like they are brilliant but then completely out of their depth with awful moments in games on a regular basis.


 

 

11 Mar 2019 14:05:55
Hi eds, what's your take on Monchi? The rumours are getting particularly leading now with him leaving Roma, and while much obviously depends on our final CL position come end of season, might he be a good appointment? My personal view is that things will get hung up on the power he requires to do his job compared to the power our executives are willing to grant him, but interested to see what you or others think. Cheers.

wire

{Ed002's Note - I explained a couple of weeks ago but you take on it is a good one.}


1.) 11 Mar 2019 23:49:40
Apols, found it now. Cheers.


 

 

02 Mar 2019 14:35:04
Gonna need about 6 whiskys to get to bed after that. Disappointed in PEA's penalty as it probably wasn't a pen in the first place, but neither was Kane's and we needed to bury it.

Could be costly but a point is better than none. Hold your head up high lads, bar Mustafi and Auba that was a hell of a performance. Kudos to Kos and Monreal repeatedly putting everything on the line.

wire

1.) 02 Mar 2019 14:52:17
Peter Walton said the arsenal Penalty was. But it doesn't matter because even the vertonghen clearance was illegal too and it still didn't go our way. Still a fantastic performance and a draw is better than a defeat. An away point and another point against a top 6 rival.


 

 

 

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14 Jun 2019 10:42:04
We do have specialist wingbacks, Kolasinac and Bellerin are as close as it comes. That said I like how Liverpool uses fullbacks, getting them forward as their main source of width and shuffling the DMs out wide to cover.

Our best performances last season were, Tottenham at home aside, a result of a 4-4-2 diamond. With Ramsey going and assuming Bellerin is back fit, I'd probably play
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Bellerin/ Sokratis/ new CB/ new LB
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----Maitland-Niles/ New CM------
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-----Lacazette/ Aubameyang------

If Kolasinac stays he could fight for LB. Koscielny/ Holding/ Sokratis/ new CB competing for 2 spots. Maitland-Niles competing with Xhaka, Willock and a new CM for 2 spots. Backup DM competing with Torreira and maybe Chambers. Change to 4-3-3 with Auba/ Iwobi/ Nelson/ new winger competing for 2 wing spots if we need width.

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12 Jun 2019 04:36:08
We didn't let Gnabry go, he forced a move. Hayden also needed time playing week in week out. Sometimes the club could do better with loans though.

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07 Jun 2019 15:06:16
I've watched Meunier and like him but find it unlikely. Personally I've never come across Praet or Andersen but think our priority is shifting out players more than bringing any in - or it would be if I was in charge anyway. Free up the wage bill and make a big signing, a Lacazette-level signing, and supplement with youth.

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05 Jun 2019 03:54:40
SY you have to understand our scelticism, regardless of the content as soon as you start with "my sources inside the club" it just invites laughter. Give your opinion and leave it at that, don't dress it up as being some sort of prophecy.

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05 Jun 2019 03:49:31
How often is stuff like this a result of agents drumming up interest? Most of the time?

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24 Jun 2019 14:09:38
Does anybody actually believe this tripe?

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24 Jun 2019 06:54:00
Robertson is along with Alba probably the best LB in the world so that's a big call that Tierney is better or even as good. Personally I think teams ignore Celtic players at their own peril - VVD anyone?

Also it's pretty funny that Scotland finally has a couple of players with a ton of talent and they both play the same specialist position.

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24 Jun 2019 02:14:10
Completely disagree, Gnabry often made the squad when fit.
2012-13 called up to first team aged 17.
2013-14 9 appearances in the premier league, 3 cup appearances, 2 CL appearances. As an 18 year old that is a lot of action for a CL side.
2014-15 entire season ruled out through injury
2015-16 loaned to WBA to regain fitness. Loan prematurely ended in January and from what reports were available Gnabry had already decided to leave by the time he returned to Arsenal.

Arsene was a big fan of Gnabry's and gave him a lot of game time for a young teenager. We wanted to keep him but it was likely the failed loan that sealed his decision in his mind.

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24 Jun 2019 02:07:34
Non-Brit here so limited exposure but all the tabloids look the same to me. Wouldn't trust the Metro, the Daily Mail, etc. as far as I could spit.

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23 Jun 2019 12:20:40
Oh give me a break g62. We gave Gnabry a ton of chances and the only mistake was the loan to Pulis to try to bring him back to full fitness after a terrible injury. He wanted to leave and we tried to keep him, can't do more than that.

My guess is that Gnabry being German always had his eyes on Bayern, and the fact that he orchestrated that move via Werder just backs that up. I don't blame the club at all except for choosing Pulis as the loan destination.

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