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04 Aug 2019 11:17:48
Apparently we are favourites to sign Coutinho! Mad summer at the Emirates. Imagining a midfield 3, in front of Torreira and Xhaka of Pepe, Ceballos and Coutinho! Lacazette and Aubameyang fighting for the sole striking slot.
It seems that Emery believes attack is the best form of defence.

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04 Aug 2019 12:01:38
If we were to sign him and not strengthen the defence then it would be the worse case of mismanagement i can remember seeing and pretty much Emery signing his own p45.
The first heavy defeat and he would be under huge pressure, I genuinely don't think Emery is that silly.

04 Aug 2019 13:00:33
Like adding hp to your car so it goes really fast. But ignoring its got a brake problem.

04 Aug 2019 14:54:12
You wouldn't put a bloke like that in charge of a transport department would you.
It's like giving a kid the weekly shopping budget and expecting them to remember fruit veg and toilet rolls, it's only natural they will spend all the money on sweets!

04 Aug 2019 15:36:46
Özil our courtinhio In be nice and cb I think Kolasinac is ok so not really bothered about a left back.

04 Aug 2019 17:25:37
Remember both Liverpool and city focused on improving the attack before they did anything with the defense. Only one and a half year ago van Dijk arrived.

04 Aug 2019 18:16:09
Daft but let's be honest if he is available, willing to move to us and affordable hard to say no really for such a quality player. My only logic to it is that Emery is trying to Force Ozil in particular out. A loan swap would not be bad idea tbh.

There is always plenty of good attacking talent availble if you are prepared to spend big but availble quality defenders are much harder to come by.

If we could sell Miki, Iwobi and Elneney to raise funds that would help maybe get around 35-40million at a push for them 3. Plus hopefully 8-9 mill For Kos that's close to 50Mill then for a quality CB and good saving in wages.

04 Aug 2019 18:37:14
City conceded 39 goals in Peps first season finishing 3rd on 78 points, Liverpool conceded 42 goals in Klopps first full season and finished 4th on 76 points while Arsenal conceded 51 goals and finished 5th finishing on 70 points in Emerys first season Nor mate so were they're defensive needs ever as dire as ours mate?

In their second seasons Pep broke the record points total with 100 points and Klopp reached the champions league final, no one for one minute expects those sorts of achievements from Emery second season but people are expecting real genuine undisputed improvements and if failing to address the defensive issues stops that happening should Emery keep his job Nor mate?

Emery is gambling everything on being able to score enough goals to make up for those he's happy to accept us conceding, brave or foolish surely he's accountable for the results of his decisions should they provd to be brilliant or horrendous as next season unfolds.

04 Aug 2019 18:48:10
It’s a stupid gamble, His approach is totally indefensible.

04 Aug 2019 19:33:52
I’ve always been the first to have a go at emery but the transfer window isn’t over yet, if he doesn’t get any defenders then I’ll be slating him all season lol.

04 Aug 2019 20:01:17
Agree Ryan if someone offers you a Bentley at a crazy price its extremely tempting but when you already have a Mercedes plus BMW in the garage can you really justify doing without a fridge cooker or washing machine to afford it.
As for defenders availability there are plenty of CBS and full backs out there you've just got to get the best you can get rather than do nothing because you can't get your ideal choices.
Welsh I agree with you too mate the window isn't shut yet and until it does we can't definitely say Emery is totally naive enough to think he can blagg an entire season with no defence, but all signs so far suggest he very well might be.

04 Aug 2019 21:24:29
Do any of you actually know if emery is in charge of transfers? I’m not sure he is.

04 Aug 2019 21:58:35
He wasn't 337 but I'm pretty sure once Sven went player choice became his.

04 Aug 2019 22:24:43
I must say it does make me laugh that when we sign pepe so many was quick to praise raul. But the thought of getting coutinho and not sorting the defence will be emerys fault. Make up you mind guys either they're both his ideas or neither. Which I belive is the latter.

04 Aug 2019 22:54:06
Thars a very fair comment 16 mate, but you've got to admit that our signings so far are very much in line with Emerys 100% own comments on being happy to win 5 3.
Every thing Emery has said and his tactics and way he sets the team out are in keeping with our summer signings so far, extremely attack biased.

03 Aug 2019 14:18:19
Apparently Barcelona want 27 million for a loan deal involving Coutinho. Not bad if it's a 5 year loan.

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03 Aug 2019 17:09:01
If they are asking that it prob includes his 300k per week wages which is 15mil, if it happens I’ll eat my hat!

Would much prefer we went back in for Zaha.

03 Aug 2019 17:57:00
Much prefer we talked and sectioned improving the damn defence as it’s porous at best. I’ve seen nothing preseason to suggest we’re better organised. Looks like we are going to try to outscore the opposition - that will be tricky as our midfield has not really stepped up with goals except Rambo. Plus PEA isn’t ruthless enough.

Please please please sign a defensive coach and at least 2 or 3 defenders. We’ve got enough firepower in youth, existing and new signings.

{Ed047's Note - I appreciate pre season isn’t a real guide but we have looked like a carbon copy of last seasons awful defending, which is naturally a concern.

I believe a CB is still on the cards to come in and we need to look beyond Tierney who is way to injury prone. Seems to have a recurring hip problem.

03 Aug 2019 19:08:01
There is no fear factor when playing Arsenal simply because all teams aleats fancy there chances of scoring past us.
Any team that keeps it tight against at the back automatically gains the upper hand because they absolutely know we will always gift them chances in the game.

03 Aug 2019 18:44:48
Cahill has been made an offer but it seems to have gone quiet. I presume he’s been made a 2 year offer by a lesser team.

03 Aug 2019 18:49:19
Like medical failing recurring hip problem? Does it matter? Källström had a broken back.
But seriously, why are we after him if he’s crocked?

{Ed047's Note - he’s lost over 140 days with 3 separate hip injuries and that surely has to be a concern.

03 Aug 2019 18:53:31
That’s exactly what I said the other day, from what I’ve seen from the preseason game it was exactly where we left it last season, and if we continue to be this rubbishy organised at the even if we had VVD we will still be leaking goals, but if it carries on like that I’m sure we will be looking for Emery’s replacement.

03 Aug 2019 19:00:54
Ed, who heads up our defensive coaching? They need to be fired.

{Ed047's Note - Carcedo and Villanueva are the first team coaches with Emery, they brought in Freddie but I don’t think any of them can be classed as defensive coaches mate.

03 Aug 2019 19:10:32
Hmm, first time I've heard that about Tierney. Still have Kolasinac though, right?

{Ed047's Note - he’s also lost 85 days with ruptured ankle ligaments, 22 days with a calf injury, first hurt his hip in Dec 18, then again in April 19 followed by groin surgery in May 19 and a further hip problem in June 19 which is still causing him the problem now.

03 Aug 2019 19:25:56
We are currently like a boxer with a glass jaw and no matter how powerful you are on the attack if you can't take a few punches you are always as likely to get picked off with sucker punches and see your chances of ever being a contender heavily reduced.

03 Aug 2019 19:43:15
So we don’t have any defensive coach? Did Tyson just have a dietician. wtf

That’s annoyingly stupid and naive of the club - I xxxxing give up with this bunch. Just as I start feeling good I hear that. I’m off for a rose wine

No wonder we are clueless in defence - why hasn’t Emery addressed this gaping hole in the back room staff

Sorry Malaga - not a positive post but you must admit it’s pure stupidity from Emery.

{Ed047's Note - of the two coaches Carcedo is the more defensive, he was a midfielder where as Villanueva was a striker.

When he arrived it was muted that Carcedo wouldn’t be happy that we’d conceded 51 goals.

The hope has to be that once Mustafi is moved on and someone better brought in that maybe he can then work some magic.

03 Aug 2019 19:58:56
Ed that’s very precise detail re the injuries to Tierney

Maybe we could suggest you got out a bit more 😂.

{Ed047's Note - I get out regularly, with my carer! 🥴

03 Aug 2019 20:10:02
Thanks Ed.

To be fair with or without Mustafi we’re disorganised at best. I blame the coach and to not have a specialist defensive coach screams stupidity from the club and manager. It’s out Achilles Heel and needs protecting / sorting / acknowledging - so so so frustrating.

Again - thank you for responding to my ranting questions. I know it must be hard staying professional on responses with idiots like me. I love our club and want to win but we can’t if we can’t defend. I wAnt Emery to succeed but he’s not helping himself

Thanks and happy Saturday.

03 Aug 2019 20:35:51
Not having a defensive coach is nothing new, pretty much like Arsene Emery doesn't seem the type to share responsibility with anyone who would compromise his attacking philosophy.
It's incredible that we parted with our last manager because he refused to address the obvious weaknesses with someone who shares the same ideas.

03 Aug 2019 21:58:26
Can’t believe the board doesn’t sort this out especially if we’re investing 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰.

03 Aug 2019 22:28:12
They will SY, if we don't improve significantly between now and January February I think Fredie will be caretaker manager for the remainder of the season.
I genuinely don't see the board allowing Emery to continue to ignore our defence needs all by next season.
Edu will be watching every game I'm sure and I can't see him being happy to watch us get sucker punched on a regular basis without having a word in influential ears.

04 Aug 2019 11:21:21
Like surely it has to be cheaper and a wiser choice economically to employ a specialist defensive coach to improve what we have currently than to say the defenders are a flop and try and buy new ones and continue to train them with if what's said above is true two midfielders and a striker, surely they are going to regress, mustafi was highly regarded before he signed and we were willing to pay £30+ million for him. We can sign the best players, but if we train them badly we are never getting anywhere!

04 Aug 2019 12:08:28
100% agree Eden, good players do regress at Arsenal and have for a decade now.

04 Aug 2019 15:27:00

02 Aug 2019 21:23:09
Reports of Coutinho on loan from Barca! What a crazy window, much more fun than under Gazidis and Wenger!

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02 Aug 2019 22:22:16
Don't think it's true for a second, I think the rumour inventors have simply changed tact from 45 million budget to linking us with everyone and anyone to cash in on our buzz since Pepe came out of nowhere.

02 Aug 2019 22:39:12
I’ve heard, messi from Barca, bale from Madrid and Ronaldo on loan too 😂.

03 Aug 2019 01:12:02
For starters the move wouldn’t interest him let’s be honest.

03 Aug 2019 08:11:17
I'm pretty sure a CB will arrive before Friday and probably Tierney too.

03 Aug 2019 16:50:45
Cant realy see this happening atall unless its a swap loan deal perhaps with Ozil which would be interesting? we pretty well stock attacking wise with Pepe coming in., CB and Tierney now seem the priority.

02 Aug 2019 07:40:13
Most of us, including me, were extremely worried about the lack of signings this window, until now!
As possibly the oldest contributor on this site, I can recall the excitement generated by a new signing or two arriving in summers gone by. When an awesome forward, Malcolm MacDonald arrived in the 1970's, I couldn't wait to see him play at the start of the season. Later Bergkamp and Platt arrived. This season with Pepe and Ceballos arriving the excitement has returned and if we can add Tierney, possibly a CB too, it will have been a fabulous summer window.

Next season we have the young talent of Saliba to look forward to. Edu gives reassurance and Sanhelli has done an excellent job. Emery was an excellent appointment, transforming the weak squad he inherited and getting better results than the previous season. An improvement this season will no doubt bring CL football. I can't wait for the season to start.

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02 Aug 2019 11:40:41
Surely Emery has to bring improvement this season or all the signings are simply a waste of time and money.
I'd be happy with getting past the 80 points mark for the first time in a decade as that would be undisputed improvement.

02 Aug 2019 12:13:04
I think we all probably understand that we are blowing the next 2/ 3 years transfer fees this summer. However, this makes much more sense to me than our previous business model, as it let's us buy better players rather than spreading it out and having to buy cheap each year, just to end up at the same budget 2/ 3 years down the line. In recent seasons, we can't say for certain who was responsible for our uderperformance, the manager, or a poor squad, and if we again tried to buy cheap, we would probably be in the exact same position come the end of the season. However, now, if we fail to achieve this coming season, then we (and more importantly the owners) will know its 100% attributable to the manager, and can (more cheaply) replace him. Having an acceptance that the manager underachieved tends to ensure the value of your real assets, the players, remains as they are blameless! Therefore we would still own better and more valuable assets (Pepe etc) , who the new manager can choose to sell to re-build, or just get better results. In all i hope its a win win.

02 Aug 2019 14:53:45
Probably clever to spend now as the only other big London club has a transfer ban so aren’t competing with us and driving up prices. Sure we would have missed out on Pépé if they were in the market 👍

Great decision and strategy as long as we can still invest a little next season and don’t do A LEEDS.

02 Aug 2019 15:40:23
Sy4,I knew you had a positive post in you.

02 Aug 2019 15:59:22
Good point about not having to compete with Chelsea this summer SY hadn't consided it before but it certainly wouldn't have harmed us at all.

01 Aug 2019 00:40:57
A further bid for Zaha was made on Wednesday. what a transfer window this could be.

{Ed025's Note - he does want to go to arsenal yesim, but the price they are asking is unrealistic mate..

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01 Aug 2019 09:16:59
Is it true though? If so it would be incredible but it doesn't sound like us at all, because we'd have gone from the premier leagues most cautious spenders to the 2019s super spenders in a week.
If true brilliant news.

01 Aug 2019 11:39:25
Apparently following an analysis of our season it was agreed that we need more pace in attack, especially in away games. So that's why we're still looking at zaha.

{Ed047's Note - but the defence was fine?🙈

01 Aug 2019 11:46:07
It's ridiculous isn't it?!

{Ed047's Note - you’re not wrong Glenn

01 Aug 2019 12:25:34
Well if Emery decides it's all about attack first second and third with defence coming in a poor 4th so be it, it's his call and if it pays off he gets all the plaudits.
Keegan tried to score his way to a tittle and it almost came off but was ultimately ran out of luck, and that Newcastle defence wasn't awful by any means either but in the end the heavy bias on attack cost them.

01 Aug 2019 13:02:55
Just can’t see us in for Zaha again! But then who predicted club record on Pepe! Tierney plus centre back seems the obvious but Arsenal at the moment not doing the obvious . Maybe a cb on loan for season with Saliba back next year COYG.

01 Aug 2019 15:46:41
Loans are better than nothing of course but if get a partner who compliments Papa really well on loan it would put us back to square one next season sutely.
Glass niether half full or half empty just saying it like it is:-)

01 Aug 2019 15:46:48
Who makes room for Zaha? I hope not Iwobi.

01 Aug 2019 15:47:31
Don’t forget that last season we had two defenders out injured for a large part of the season.
We could line up: Bellerin Sokratis Hokding and Tierney. Not bad at all.

01 Aug 2019 16:23:34
Belerin and Holding are still injured aren't they? and Tierney is a Celtic player still.
Not being funny but even if that back 4 were all Arsenal players and fully fit it's hardly a proven defence that will keep premier league strikers awake a night worrying about how to get past them.
Berlin and Papa both have full premier league seasons behind them while Holding has only ever played small bits of seasons and Tierney is 100% untested in the premier league at all.
I'm not saying this back 4 couldn't possibly work only that, A it doesn't currently exist as a possibility and B until we actually whiteness them playing together it's only a possible good back 4 in some people's minds.
2 weeks to Newcastle and we are going to have find a back 4 that both exist and are all fit somehow.

01 Aug 2019 17:51:23
Where’s Steve R? Less negativity when he’s on here! COYG.

01 Aug 2019 18:07:59
G62 genuinely interested in your best back 5 or 6 for the coming season as it sounds like any we have or are in for aren’t good enough COYG.

01 Aug 2019 18:10:26
That's funny Arsenalex. I would be happy for Iwobi to make room for a pigeon, let alone Zaha.

01 Aug 2019 19:39:00
Maitland Niles Papa Chambers Monreal
It's real, it's fit and it's eligible to play for Arsenal as we stand.
No matter what glasses you wear Sussex mate players both have to be yours to play in the first place and fit enough to play at all.
Sorry I know you want me to play pretend but that's just not me, I have to genuinely agree with something and thinks it to agree with it.

01 Aug 2019 20:05:23
No problems G62 as we’ve said before we will never agree on certain things, I can’t support The Arsenal with logic, always prefer the heart to the head . True the back four are fit and ready but I think I could join the half empty thinkers if that was the best we have for the season. Confident in Tierney, which you’ve been confident and positive too, and so the sooner we can get Hector Papa Holding Tierney together the better. If we get the cb Ed02 has said we’re after happy days 😀 COYG.

01 Aug 2019 20:29:28
Fair enough Sussex mate I respect your right to think from the heart and see what you want to see, we are what we are mate, I'm a pretty logical person when it comes to football although in the real world I'm actually a pretty positive person in general, no I really am :-)

02 Aug 2019 00:15:05
Arsenal’s aim is to get CL not win the title. We’d like too but that’s not realistic. We have a CB coming in next season so right now instead of throwing what we have on any old CB for this season, Emery seems to be doing what Liverpool did before VD. Just go all out attack and try score more. Chambers hasn’t look half bad pre season so will cover til holdings back and don’t forget Kos is still on our books so until he’s sold, I’m sure he’ll play him. Then we have Solokratis who I personally think is pretty important to this current team. Emery is currently trying to loan a CB too which will hopefully push Mustafi out who’s just not CL quality.

31 Jul 2019 09:05:21
Nicholas Pepe confirmed to Arsenal!

Leaked pictures and video of his photoshoot in the Arsenal home kit have emerged. All done so now just waiting for club confirmation. Its definitely official now though!

Just a CB and Tierney to complete a great transfer window.

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02 Aug 2019 07:49:36
Bellerin and Holding are back in September and were part of the team that went unbeaten for a large part of the season. Most teams would suffer defensively if two of their first choice back four were out for a large part of the season. Would Liverpool have won the CL with such injuries to Van Dijk and Robertson? As for Tierney, of course he belongs to Celtic, but reports are that he will still join and we may bring in a CB too. The players will have had another full pre-season to get used to Emery’s methods. I do wish certain contributors would stop being so negative and get behind the manager and the team, who made a definite improvement last season and only need a slight improvement to restore CL football.

30 Jul 2019 12:57:17
Any of the Ed’s know if Monaco have made an approach for mustafi.

{Ed002's Note - I am aware of a discussion with Roma and am aware he will only leave if any deal suits him.}

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30 Jul 2019 17:59:17
Sounds fair to me, we gave him the contract and he'd be a fool to leave where he's happy for somewhere he doesn't want to be just to please us.

30 Jul 2019 18:59:36
Apparently he doesnmt want to leave he is happy and wants to prove the fans wrong. going to be a long season if he tries 🤣.

30 Jul 2019 19:44:30
Imagine if your boss said he wanted you to leave his company where you were happy and relocate your family to a different company in a different country, but you knew he couldn't force you to go because of employment laws.
Would any of us go?

{Ed047's Note - so stay where your boss doesn’t like you, he puts you in a lesser role, ie the bench or worse, the company customers don’t like you and boo when they see you all with the added bonus of press and pundits ridiculing your work.

Or go where the weathers nicer, the pays as good, the restaurants better, the private schools as good and your closer to home.

Umm let me think.

30 Jul 2019 20:16:32
But Mustafi is happy at Arsenal Ed047, maybe you or me wouldn't be happy in his situation but he is happy at Arsenal.
I've always felt if your unhappy in your job then change because you have nothing to lose but if you are happy where you are then wow it's a huge gamble moving because the absolute best that can happen if your really lucky is you break even and get happy at the next Job too.
It's an absolute no brainer for Mustafi and his family to stay put if they like life where they are, we should never have bought him or Xhaka but that's our mistakes not thiers.

{Ed047's Note - my point was if no one wants you where you are wouldn’t you just rather go and be somewhere equally as nice where you get a new start.

Fully appreciate he doesn’t have to but think he’s kidding himself to say he’s happy to stay here under these circs.

31 Jul 2019 07:19:47
It would be best for both the player and the club if he moved on. His style simply doesn’t suit the PL. It is interesting that we haven’t signed a single defender in this window.
Tierney may arrive and I would love to see Mustafi sold and a quality replacement brought in. With only a week to go, assuming we sign Pepe and Tierney I will be pleased with the window, but the icing on the cake would be a CB out and one in.

30 Jul 2019 22:14:28
Before your time Ed047 but Martin Buccan the ex Manchester United CB who was a fantastic player said he absolutely hated being a footballer but it paid better than anything else he was capable of doing so he had little choice.
We all think of football as being about playing each week and I think at the beginning it's like that for all players but some lose their love of playing and it becomes a job and nothing more, Mertesacker said on his least season he hoped he'd never have to play again despite accepting a new 1 year deal.
For some players it's a case of doing their training play if selected and other than that get on with their lives doing what they really enjoy doing away from football.

{Ed047's Note - when I think about it I guess it’s true in all walks mate, I think I’m probably associating it with the amount of money they earn making it easier to live anywhere.

Which is no doubt not really the case for the average Joe.

Clearly most would like to see him moved on but the reality is if he doesn’t want to then like you say, the club gave him contract and that’s it.

31 Jul 2019 18:16:06
If I was mustafi, I would move. majority of the fans don't like him. Every mistake is amplified, and he is being mocked. good on him for sticking to his beliefs. but sometimes the individual is his worst enemy. Move on, reinvent yourself without pressure. Staying behind and trying to do something he has been unable to for the past few seasons. is at best retarded.

31 Jul 2019 19:10:30
If work is the most important thing in Mustafi life then he's a fool to stay but if his own, his wife and kids happiness is much more important than his job and if all the Mustafi family love living in London he'd be a mug to leave.
How many people actually love their jobs? For most people work is a means to an end no more no less, they do their job to the best of their abilities then go home forget all about work and get on with their real life.

30 Jul 2019 09:13:11
Just read this interesting line;
According to L'Equipe, Monaco have enquired about signing Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi

Please be true!

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30 Jul 2019 12:53:13
Fingers crossed! 🤞.

30 Jul 2019 23:26:03
Got my fingers, toes, and bollocks crossed for good measure.

31 Jul 2019 15:48:32
I have some sympathy for Mustafi. He clearly wasn't an atrocious player at Sampdoria and Valencia, otherwise we would never have forked out 35m for him. He became appalling at Arsenal, which suggests his performances have something at least, to do with the style of play and the way we organise ourselves at the back. It will be interesting to see if our defending improves with a change of personnel (Tierney and Rugani/ Umtiti/ or A N Other) , or familiar patterns persist despite the new faces.

31 Jul 2019 20:17:37
The first thing I noticed about Mustafi when he arrived was how he stopped running and put his arm up hopping for a flag or whistle to save his legs (very similar to Mertesacker) then I started to notice how he never accepted responsibility for his mistakes but always seemed to blame a team mate even when it was clearly his error that cost a goal.
I'm sure this didn't start when he joined Arsenal and must have been part of his make up before he joined us and something that rang alarm bells that put us off signing him I the first place.
Same with Xhaka, could he tackle in Germany? Could he head the ball in Germany? Did he not give the ball away cheaply in Germany too!
It's every bit as much about spotting players weaknesses as ll as they're strengths when scouting them surely, I think this is an area we need to fix in future.

{Ed047's Note - Mustafi has been doing the very same thing in the last 2 pre season games I’ve watched.

It’s amazing that any decent scout would miss these glaring deficiencies.

31 Jul 2019 20:32:49
It is Ed047 mate, it sounds like scouts and decision makers Arsene or whoever only saw what they wanted to see and totally ignored everything else.
A keeper might be a great shot stopper like Ospina was but good keeping is every bit as much if not more about positioning decision making and distribution, you've surely got to be open to seeing the bad as well as the good before signing a player, well if you want to be successful you have :-)

{Ed047's Note - if that wasn’t bad enough they keep getting game time, you have to ask what some of these managers see in these players.

31 Jul 2019 22:11:03
I think Arsene was fixated by finding or conveying a player into the next Alonso, first in Artetta then Xhaka, he saw similarities but ignored the obvious differences and I think that's been the case with many other player too.
I will never understand why we do don't give Ox a run in CMF when we were obviously weak there and he'd done well there for England I know he's injury prone but for Liverpool under Klopp he looked excellent there.

29 Jul 2019 20:34:56
Hello Eds,
Have seen you mention about a loan option at CB. There's widespread media reports that Arsenal are looking at the possibility of loaning Rugani? Is this something that Juventus are likely to entertain?
Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - The average age of the Juve defence is 43. I wouldn't if I were them.}

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29 Jul 2019 20:56:02
Valid point. There was supposed interest in Zagadou from Dortmund. Was that very much incase the Saliba deal didn't go through or is he still someone we are interested in?

{Ed002's Note - I explained about Saliba and the discussion in DC. I am not aware of interest in Zagadou but he wants out as he is not a starter at BD. For someone named after a Dave Dee, Dozy, Mick and Titch song I am surprised he can make demands.}

29 Jul 2019 21:25:12
Tbh, I was hoping Arsenal would push to sign him purely so we could have another chant other than 'Arsenal'. Zaaaaga dou dou dou, push the pineapple shake a tree 🤷🏻‍♂️😂.

29 Jul 2019 23:18:41
In fairness Ed they have signed Romero, Demiral and De Ligt this season. All of who I believe are under 23 and they’ve loaned out Romero. Perhaps it could be part of club policy to loan out their Cb’s of the future whilst the old guard are still around. Much like Real have with Ceballos.

29 Jul 2019 21:53:58
Average age of 43? Ed025 get your boots on mate, your going out on loan in Italy:-)

{Ed025's Note - im warming up as we speak G62..

29 Jul 2019 15:14:55
Good afternoon Ed,

Any chance you could provide an update on any centre back targets we may have?


{Ed002's Note - I am travelling and asked someone here and they say a loan is preferred - or could go the Cahill type route with an out of contract player.}

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29 Jul 2019 18:53:46
Thanks for taking the time to reply Ed. Very appreciated.

29 Jul 2019 20:33:31
I'd be happy with cahill but with the rumours of rugani I think I'd prefer that.

{Ed002's Note - Rugani? Well that passed me by.}

29 Jul 2019 23:50:10
Yeah been in the media last few days. Not that I take much notice of what they say.


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