05 Feb 2019 14:50:54
Hello Ed's, is there any interest in Ibrahima Konate, centre back from Leipzig?

{Ed002's Note - Ibrahima Konate has been looked at by Arsenal.}

1.) 05 Feb 2019
05 Feb 2019 17:00:21
A lot of paper talk recently over Rabiot possibly coming to Arsenal in the summer. I know you (Ed002) had previously stated that Emery would like to sign the player. Have there been any recent developments between Rabiot and Arsenal or is it all just nonsense?

{Ed002's Note - Obviously Rabiot is in a position now where he can negotiate a summer deal (let's assume that to be a signing on fee, a wage/bonus package, agent and third party fees) with any club outside of the remit of the FFF. This includes Arsenal and a number of other sides. The attraction of Spain to him will be the profile but the constant screwing around put off Barcelona and they have gone elsewhere. England is very attractive because of the money but the second guarantees are sought over playing time (and this will be a major issue) some clubs will step back. There are a couple of sides of interest in Italy still but he is not first choice for either - so it is less likely. As a wildcard Bayern Munich have already lost out on one CM target and could perhaps look again at him, and don't rule out a settlement in Paris.}

2.) 05 Feb 2019
05 Feb 2019 17:38:55
Thanks for the great info!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

3.) 05 Feb 2019
05 Feb 2019 18:03:22
Ed I know in the past u said he’s unlikely to join arsenal, do you still hold that view?

{Ed002's Note - Even though you can almost certainly take Barcelona out of the loop, he might also want Champions League - Arsenal could have concentrated their efforts on Rabiot leading up to January and we would not have needed to go around the Zielinski, Banega, Fornals, Herrera loop. I am far from convinced it will happen but it is certainly possible.}

4.) 05 Feb 2019
05 Feb 2019 21:04:53
Aren't him and Liverpool quite keen on each other?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach from Liverpool.}

5.) 06 Feb 2019
06 Feb 2019 15:20:52
Fair enough Ed, thank you.

6.) 06 Feb 2019
06 Feb 2019 18:17:03
From the slightly limited games of French football i have seen over the last few years, i like Rabiot. Also I think he would suit us and he has the right build to slot into our midfield. can't see it happening but i think he would be the sort of signing that shows some form of intent or ambition from the club.