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30 Jul 2020 09:28:07

Please tell me there's no truth to the Grealish rumours that have surfaced about Arsenal having interest?


{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of it.}

1.) 30 Jul 2020 11:18:07
This is one of those times when I'm happy United have more spending power than Arsenal. In my opinion Grealish and Arsenal are a bad match.

2.) 01 Aug 2020 12:46:35
I'd rather we bought Cantwell from Norwich.



14 Jul 2020 23:01:57
Hi Ed's,

A quick question - Arteta said previously that there will be 3 ways our transfers may go depending on what happened with C.V. and where we finished in the league.

Given that it doesn't look like fans will be inside a stadium any time soon, and we won't be playing in Europe any time soon, on top of the financial mess that you repeatedly say the club have created - are there any funds available at all for Arteta to make some signings or will any incomings purely be fuelled by sales?

It is hugely concerning to see the amount of work that needs to be done to our squad. Talks of players like Partey for £50m just don't seem to ring true.


{Ed002's Note - Not much if any. He will likely need to sell to buy.}

1.) 15 Jul 2020 14:45:38
Ornstein keeps saying we are in a good financial position.

2.) 16 Jul 2020 04:26:30
I suspect 'good' is relative here. 'Better than before' might be more accurate but our net spend is unlikely to be huge. The real challenge is seeing who we can actually get money for without turning ourselves into a worse team in the process.

3.) 16 Jul 2020 08:36:38
I can't see us having any sort of financial power in the market until the big earners have left. At the end of next season we have quite a few players out of contract and hopefully they all are allowed to leave without a fuss whilst replacing where we can with youth products.

4.) 16 Jul 2020 08:52:33
What would 3 inspired signings do for our team next season?
Kante 5m Vardy 1m Mahrez 500,000, Leicester managed to do it for 6.5 million, Just don't get why everyone is obsessed by money.
Pepe 72 millions Xhaka 35 million Mustafi 35 million, our £140m looks a bit silly when compared to Leicesters 6.5 especially with them winning a title and playing in a champions league QF neither of which we've done for over a decade now.

5.) 16 Jul 2020 11:43:42
Thing is g62, those players were pretty low-risk acquisitions for Leicester. We don't have the luxury of low-risk.

We either need great scouting, which we are hit and miss on, or great teambuilding, which is gone after letting Sven go.

Arteta has shown that he can coach some players to a higher level like Klopp can, but let's not forget the huge amounts Liverpool paid for VVD, Alisson, Keita etc either.

6.) 16 Jul 2020 14:10:39
But Pepe was 72 million Wire mate while Martinelli was 6 million, one year on which would you choose to keep if you had to let one or the other go? Their market value is probably 40 million each now days.
Klopp earned the right to buy VVD and Alison by buying and selling well while consistently improving the side long before either arrived,
Klopp wasn't given a huge open cheque book or big transfer kitty, Courtino had to leave before others could arrive plus would Alison or VVD have been interested in moving to the Liverpool Klopp inherited or did Klopp have to make Liverpool an appealing first before top players would consider them? . I keep reading about Partey and Arsenal and can't help but think why would he want to come to Arsenal right now?
I know fans love big signings and the club spending big but long after all the huge excitement of Pepe Ozil Xhaka and Mustafi arriving has long since worn off the disappointment has lingered on and on over the wasted millions.
If simply spending money was the answer Untied would be champions not Liverpool or City in the last few seasons.

7.) 19 Jul 2020 22:08:43
I agree with Wire - if Arsenal went and spent £6.5m on 3 players then the board/ club would get crucified by the fans and the press. We also aren’t in a position where we can afford to gamble on someone who might be good, which is why I understand the outlay for Pepe after the season he had in France and why we didn’t go for Zaha. Personally I like Pepe and I think he’ll learn more end product under Arteta.

I just can’t see us dropping another £100m plus which we actually need to do, and I can’t see who carries any huge value in our squad that I’d actually want to leave.

God help us.

{Ed047's Note - to be fair, we got over £30 million for Iwobi so you just never know! 🤣

8.) 20 Jul 2020 09:23:32
Ed, you’ve suddenly got me feeling very positive! Perhaps we can find someone to give us £30m for Luiz in that case.



28 Jun 2019 10:38:54
Hi Eds,

Lots of chatter in the papers re. Aubameyang and Man Utd - surely this isn't serious? Can you shed any light on this rumour or if he is likely to go anywhere else?

Also, Ozil and Mkhi, are we anywhere close to finding a new home for either or both?



{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of it.}

1.) 28 Jun 2019 11:04:05
Hope this don't happen but can't see us selling to United again.

2.) 28 Jun 2019 15:22:28
I think Auba to United is fake news, but we are reportedly having trouble attracting suitors for Ozil and Mhiki due to their inflated wages and their age.

Keep your fingers crossed.

3.) 28 Jun 2019 18:39:53
Ozil on £350k, PEA £200k, Mhkit. £180k, £100k for Kolasinac, Mustafi at £90k, Chambers and Elneny at £50k, Jenkinson at £45k.

There is a lot of waste.

4.) 28 Jun 2019 20:16:19
Who would match those wages that Alex quotes even if we gave all those players mentioned a free transfer?
As unpalatable as it is we may have to subsidise these players wages at a new club plus give them away on a free to part company with them should we chose to do so.
If Alex figures are correct that's 50 million a year on players we don't seem to want, surely it makes good business sense to cut our loses as much as possible and make a fresh more sensible new start.

5.) 29 Jun 2019 19:20:11
PEA is wanted and not a waste.



05 Jun 2019 18:44:57
Ed's, completely random one.

Any chance we might get Buffon?



{Ed001's Note - I thought he was retiring.}

1.) 05 Jun 2019 19:45:44
I wasn’t sure. A report I read today said that he couldn’t come to an agreement with PSG over an extension to his contract so he’s left the club. Didn’t mention retirement.

{Ed002's Note - Buffon is not moving to Arsenal.}

2.) 05 Jun 2019 20:06:10
I thought we were trying to get rid of buffoons.



31 May 2019 15:34:27
It would be great if you could give us a state of play inrespect to outgoings, including thoughts on Emery/ coaching staff and it they are deemed as being good enough to stay on for next season by the club.

I remember you saying that Emery signed a 2 year contract with an option to extend - personally I'd be shocked if he was there past the end of next season.


{Ed002's Note - Something like this:

Petr Cech (G)
David Ospina (G)
Emi Martinez (G) Arsenal may try to keep him

Carl Jenkinson (RB)
Stephan Lichtsteiner (RB) will leave
Nacho Monreal (LB) time to go
Sead Kolasinac (LB)

Laurent Koscielny (CB) could leave
Shkodran Mustafi (CB)
Callum Chambers (CB/RB)

Mohamed Elneny (DM) will be tough to shift

Aaron Ramsey (CM)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (RM) agent wants big money and has spoken to at least one Chinese side

Mesut Özil (AM) if a deal can be found - which will be tough - if he stays then there will be a significant impact on transfer plans

Danny Welbeck (S)

1.) 31 May 2019 19:49:56
I'd be happy if we got rid of all of those players, also Ed, is there no interest in Elneny? Or is it the wages that will make him tough to shift?

{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know.}

2.) 01 Jun 2019 02:01:26
Ed do you know if Zaha would still be interested in joining us even thought we haven’t got CL football, going with the premise we find the money somewhere to afford him in the first place

Do you think he’d be a good signing?

{Ed002's Note - I think it very unlikely - as I said it would take a serious chunk of the available funds away. He was only one RW option.}

3.) 01 Jun 2019 08:053:32
The players Ed mentions are either going or need to go. That only leaves the following players, plus youngsters:
G Leno
RB Maitland-Niles and Bellerin (wont be fit to start the season) - hence Meunier?
LB None!
CB Sokratis, Mavrapanos and Holding
DM Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka
AM Iwobi
A Aubameyang and Lacazette

That makes 12 first team players, plus: Iliev, Medley, Nelson, Willock, Smith-Rowe, Nketiah and possibly a couple of others. So a total of approx 18 players. Assuming we can't or don't reduce the squad by all the players Ed mentions, we appear to need a minimum of 4 players. However, assuming we keep Martinez, we really need a RB, 2 LB's, 2 CB, 3 or 4 midfield players (including a wide attacking player and cover for the strikers ( possibly a player that can play wide or centrally) . It's a daunting task to sign and integrate so many players, but is the surgery to the squad that is essential.




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05 Aug 2020 13:05:59
Hi Ed's,

Completely random question so I apologise.

Is there any hope that Arsenal would/ could re-sign Gnabry?

Would Bayern be willing to let him go or is he in their plans?



{Ed002's Note - He is not moving to Arsenal.}

1.) 05 Aug 2020 14:40:07
That is optimistic walker 😂.

2.) 05 Aug 2020 22:19:21
Optimistic kinda guy!

Where will he be moving to eds?



12 Jul 2019 22:30:28
Supporting this club is actual banter.

I don't care if we miss out on Saliba, I hadn't heard of him 5 minutes ago.

Give me a defence with Holding, Chambers and Sokratis, give me some youngsters like Nelson and Smith-Rowe and give me another golden boot for Auba or Laca.

We are where we are and it ain't going to change any time soon. May as well enjoy what we have and bring some youngsters through. I dare say there'd get more support in the stadium than a misfit bunch of no good signings due to our lack of funds.


1.) 12 Jul 2019 23:49:45
I make you right 5ky we'd all get behind a bright young future IF we had a bright young manager with BRIGHT new ideas.
Personally the win 5 3 philosophy makes my heart sink into dispare every time I think of it :- (
It's DOOMED It's doomed.

2.) 13 Jul 2019 07:47:56
Although we improved last season, compared to the previous season, the biggest disappointment was that we didn’t look particularly different than under Wenger. Perhaps this is because we only made 4 long term signings, so the players selected contained a majority of ‘Wenger’ trained players. This is why we must make at least 4 or 5 permanent signings this window, so the team becomes formed by Emery and his methods. This won’t happen overnight so we must be patient.



07 Jul 2019 17:01:14
Hi Ed's,

Am I right in thinking that Emery signed a 2 year initial contract with the option of a further year?

Do you know when a decision will likely be made as to whether or not this is renewed? Or if anything is going on behind closed doors with thinking about a replacement?



{Ed002's Note - That is not how it is structured. It is a three year contract with both sides able to break away from the contract after two years.}

1.) 07 Jul 2019 19:33:59
Ed, just a prediction here, if Emery and Arsenal decide to break away, won’t arsenal be in the EXACT SAME MESS as when Wenger left? We will not have any potential replacement again unless you can correct me?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal are not looking for a replacement - if he were to go they will opt for someone like Arteta. The problem is the management structure and a promise made to someone who is in the mix there. I am far from convinced about Emery - but there you go. Within two years they need to fix it or be staring up and West Ham and Wolves - perhaps even Everton.}

2.) 07 Jul 2019 20:37:38
It feels like they’re prepping Ljungberg for me, that is just my own personal feeling though, not a rumour.

Could he be a candidate?

{Ed002's Note - I don’t know.}

3.) 07 Jul 2019 21:07:10
Close your eyes, clear your heart. Cut the cord.

Time to make some big decisions - our club is a mess and quite embarrassing. We’ve stagnated and can’t seem to make a decision.

4.) 07 Jul 2019 21:58:26
No manager of proven substance would join Arsenal currently because things are in such a mess everywhere at the club, but desperation sometimes provides opportunities for less fashionable candidates with fresh ideas that can sometimes bring the ingredients needed to get things back on track.

5.) 08 Jul 2019 09:19:36
Desperation can go one of two way - self destruction or hunger for survival

Let’s see what we’re made of.



02 Jul 2019 21:59:09

Are we any closer to selling anyone to raise funds?!



{Ed002's Note - i have no way of measuring closer.}

1.) 03 Jul 2019 15:58:41
Closer than yesterday, a bit closer than that, or so far away its not happening? Not rocket science, any metric will suffice Ed002.

{Ed001's Note - in feet and inches? You don't get it, how can it be closer? In what way? These kind of questions are pointless as there is no way of measuring closeness, unless you want to know how closely they are sat together in discussions and whether they shift seat to be closer or further away during them.}

2.) 03 Jul 2019 16:29:05
For goodness sake, this is a rumours site, closeness in this context is entirely relative. You can't measure a rumour in the way you are implying, yet you will comment on the progress of these every day. I do get it as it happens, and if you don't know, or have heard nothing, then say so. "I don't know" is better, and more honest, than unnecessary snark!

{Ed001's Note - when do I comment on the progress each day? Stop lying and grow up. You are being a dick now. I do not make comments on progress at all. What is wrong with you? Why are you making up lies to suit your ridiculous need for constant updates which we have never ever provided, nor will we ever do. Go play on Twatter with the other needy brats who can't go 5 seconds without a fix of bull**** progress reports if that is what you want. Transfers do not work like that and we do not do that.}

3.) 03 Jul 2019 17:46:37
Didn’t mean to cause a riot - by ‘closer’ I meant have we had any talks progress toward completion for any of our players leaving.

There’s a lot of chatter around who we a making low ball bids for, but it’s very quiet about who we are trying to shift on or had enquiries about.

4.) 03 Jul 2019 18:49:02
Looool well done Walker your comment caused an argument, hope your proud of yourself lool!

5.) 03 Jul 2019 19:42:18
The Eds provide a great, free service 5kywalker. Most of these "journalists" are doing what they do for clicks bruv; it's mostly nonsense. If you've ever arranged any kind of business deal you know that all will be revealed in due time. The Eds simply point out where there is interest, take it or leave it.

6.) 03 Jul 2019 21:45:40
Agree AA, sometimes fans get desperate and ask impossible questions to answer like will we sign Zaha or not? Who can honestly answer that or anything else about the future without the aid of a time machine.
My favourite is when people ask the Eds are Arsenal interested in this that or the other player simply because they like the player themselves even though no one anywhere not the tabloids or even Sky have ever mentioned any connection with that player and Arsenal:-)
Sometimes people definitely ask far too much from the Eds that even if we paid them a £100 a question they couldn't possibly be expected to answer without purely guessing.

7.) 03 Jul 2019 22:10:30
AA, I was just asking for any news of any departures. Not too sure where a journalist comes into it, in fact, quite the opposite. There are no rumours circulating of us actively selling anyone, so I was asking if they knew of anything going on behind the scenes.

If we are all waiting for things to be revealed in due time then why do we come here at all? The witty chat, scelticism and club bashing?

I don’t think so bruv.

8.) 04 Jul 2019 13:25:41
No hard feelings 5kywalker, but the journals do often represent the "source" of many of these rumours, such as Aubamayang to United. Recently there were conflicting reports about Monreal leaving as well, and it will continue down to the end of the window because they know Arsenal fans are desperate.



20 May 2019 15:47:07
Hi Eds,

Do you know of any plans to shift on Reiss Nelson, even in a player swap deal? This seems to be doing the rounds as part of the Zaha transfer rumours.

It would be a shame to lose him as he looks a talent.



{Ed002's Note - No I am not aware of any plans to move him on. A loan perhaps.}

1.) 20 May 2019 23:02:21
Shame that. Would much rather him stay and see if he can break into the first team.

2.) 21 May 2019 12:42:40
If it helps, his Mother and sister have recently moved into a rented house opposite me and word on the street is that he will be back at the club next season.

3.) 21 May 2019 20:06:19
Doesn’t help.




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09 Oct 2020 22:03:24
Arsenal tried to willingly negotiate with AM. AM say he will only leave if we pay his release clause. We pay the release clause and he leaves. Am I missing something here?




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12 Sep 2020 18:51:45
I think everyone forgets how good Leno was before his injury. If 6 months ago someone was offering £20m for Martinez you’d have snapped their hand off.

He played really well the last chunk of the season but he is also the same keeper who struggled to hold down a number 1 spot in the championship.

I agree with comments about the bulk of his fee being used on a replacement being frustrating, but better sell and get someone in who is ok with being second choice and happy to fight for first.




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07 Sep 2020 15:29:37
You need to learn patience.




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07 Aug 2020 09:56:54
I have to agree - we used to be able to say we were a class act but this move feels rotten whichever way you approach it from.

It also staggers me that they couldn’t find a better spin than ‘it will free up money for transfers’. They could have simply said ‘we are re-structuring our scouting network’.

It doesn’t feel like we have the best minds from what are supposed to be commercially savvy business types as opposed to ‘football people’ in those roles. I think this is where we do miss someone like David Dein, Arsene Wenger, Tony Adams - just someone who cares about the club and how it is represented.

We have no Arsenal DNA. Bad, bad times.




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20 Jul 2020 09:23:32
Ed, you’ve suddenly got me feeling very positive! Perhaps we can find someone to give us £30m for Luiz in that case.





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03 Oct 2020 19:38:55
Get a grip guys.




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30 Sep 2020 23:59:41
Honestly Sy I have never heard someone talk so much nonsense and have such an over inflated opinion that they want the people to hear.

You say nothing positive, ever. Why even bother watching?!

Mikel has done a good job so far - I accept Monday was a bad game but against one of the best teams the league has seen in a long time.

He has changed us tactically and got more out of players than anyone expected. He does need a creative player to help generate more chances as Ozil is clearly not getting back in the squad any time soon, so if/ when that happens we will be better for it.

On behalf of everyone that reads this page, please stop posting your crap opinions as you sound deluded, or like you’re actually a Spurs fan just trying to bait people.




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27 Sep 2020 21:14:43
You’ve not said 1 positive thing about a midfield that won the FA Cup 6 weeks ago.

Yes we need reinforcements but you’re being idiotic in your cutting down of our players for no good reason.




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22 Sep 2020 21:24:11
Leno was talked about for player of the season last year and one difficult cross against West Ham and you’re having him out?

Short termism at its finest.

He is a quality goalkeeper - Bayern were linked with him whereas relegation battling clubs were linked with Martinez. For all the problems Man Utd and Chelsea are having in goal lately, if he was truly world class, they’d be knocking at the door as he also counts as a home grown player.

I love the bloke, massively respect his attitude and application, and also very happy how he went out on a high, but Leno is the better player.




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14 Sep 2020 21:02:48
Not sure I see a problem Glenn.

He’s restructured the debt so we pay less interest and have more money available now.

Don’t get me wrong - I don’t like the way he runs the club and the fact he doesn’t put any money in, but I don’t have an issue with the above from the AST.