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15 Jul 2019 23:19:53
Hi Ed, wouldn't appreciate any knowledge, thoughts or opinions on the current internal situation? Koscielny, Torreria (? ) supposedly wanting to leave?


{Ed033's Note - ok :)

1.) 16 Jul 2019 07:57:03
I forgot all about the Torreira stories of a few weeks back, wow that seems a long time ago now.
Yesterday's chip paper by now surely that one.

2.) 16 Jul 2019 09:11:51
The Torreira situation seems to have calmed down. I recall reports of giving him a higher salary. As for Koscielny, he clearly wants out and with a year to go on his deal Arsenal have every right to demand a fee.

3.) 16 Jul 2019 18:25:43
Was there ever a Torreira situation in the first place?
From what I remember of it get said he was struggling to learn the English language and the media turned that into he was struggling living in England which then grew into he wanted to return to Italy which then turned into his wife didn't like the English weather.
All the poor bloke ever said was he was strangling with the language.

4.) 16 Jul 2019 19:07:03
Journos and agents trying to make a few quid mate, usual!

5.) 17 Jul 2019 08:08:20
Absolutely sparky mate but it's strange how some of the rubbish that print actually becomes fact in the memory of people.
The Mandela effect I think they call it.



29 Aug 2018 08:21:10
Hi Ed. has Ya ya Toure passed a medical with us?


{Ed001's Note - I don't know who he had the medical with. Just because it took place in London does not mean it is necessarily with a London side.}

1.) 29 Aug 2018 08:38:41
Do we want Yaya?

2.) 29 Aug 2018 09:27:46
I still think he would do a job for a season or 2. Ramsey out, move xhaka forward slip Yaya next to guendozi and give him a proper role model to learn from.

3.) 29 Aug 2018 10:10:31
Move xhaka forward to where? Front of the job center que lol.

4.) 29 Aug 2018 10:30:06
Ya ya could privide the experienced leader we are crying out for:
Bellerin Mustafi Sokratis Monreal
Torreira Toure
Welbeck Ozil Xhaka

Lichtsteiner Holding Mavropanos Kolasinac
Guendouzi Maitland-Niles
Mkhitaryan Ramsey Iwobi

5.) 29 Aug 2018 11:45:53
Xhaka would do a job out wide. 👍.

6.) 29 Aug 2018 12:21:54
A job. but a bad job out wide, no way could he run the wing.

7.) 29 Aug 2018 14:42:32
The only way we would sign yaya is if we are selling some one. I don't see anyone in a rush to buy any of our players. Are we letting xhaka go on a free? I doubt it, we still couldn't get rid.

8.) 29 Aug 2018 17:58:10
Apologies, portraying sarcasm over text is difficult. Xhaka would indeed be a poor option out wide.

9.) 29 Aug 2018 19:50:58
Or indeed a poor option selling burgers.

10.) 29 Aug 2018 21:18:18
There are advantages to playing Xhaka on the wing, less damage done when he gives the ball away plus someone might just mark him making space for others;-)

11.) 29 Aug 2018 21:38:09
I've had that problem before Patrick! 😂.

12.) 30 Aug 2018 10:26:02
No ones going to mark him.



17 Jul 2018 12:24:59
Hi Ed, sharkopod made good listening. I don't think you mentioned him in it. Kovacic. There were rumours last year that I think you quashed but with his lack of playing time at RM is there any truth in the latest rumours that we're persuing him?


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

1.) 17 Jul 2018 18:13:39
Ed, you never mentioned nzonzi, is that because you don't think he is being persued. Appologies if you did and i missed it.

{Ed002's Note - I scratched him when Torriera signed (given that Xhaka and Elneny also play in the same position). Sevilla have told another side they want €40M for him.}

2.) 17 Jul 2018 18:38:25
Ok thanks ed.

3.) 17 Jul 2018 22:23:30
If it was a choice between Torriera and Nzonzi then we have chosen wisely. No need to go DM mad. Some discipline and compusure with this lot and we will push a top 4 over 38 games I’m sure. It’s the prem it can change on a year to year basis. For me city and Liverpool will be there and a mix up with spuds, Chelsea and United is where the fight lies. We do have a genuine world class striker in pea and a great wideman if we need laca through middle. A winger would be nice and I’d like a punt on Meyer! Hopefully there’s a sense of a squad wins a league and people accept their roll and work hard.

4.) 18 Jul 2018 13:56:28
Apparently Meyer wants massive wages. If we could swing it, it would be a great signing.



12 Jan 2018 12:11:54
Rumours of Walcott to Everton for £20mill. That would be good business for both sides i think.


1.) 12 Jan 2018 13:18:51
I'd be happy with a free transfer to be honest, in 12 years he's been decent for a total of about 1 and a half seasons.

2.) 12 Jan 2018 23:15:03
ValleyGooner, Chuba Akpom got done for drink driving.



09 Aug 2016 23:50:30
We're very light on the rumours front especially as we're reaching the arse end of the transfer window. I know there's been issues previously but would any of the ed's who are still happy to post be kind enough to provide / pass on any info they may have regarding Arsenal transfers.

I'm sure I speak on behalf of most on the page when I say we'd be hugely grateful.


{Ed001's Note - there is not a lot happening mate. You have an offer on the table for Mahrez, which it looks like he has no interest in. You have been rebuffed on a number of centre backs, such as Mustafi, and it looks like you have given up. Though other moves around Europe could open up possibilities for late moves, it does seem unlikely.}

1.) 10 Aug 2016 08:59:11
Ed can you elaborate on mahrez. Is it the club or the player stalling? Have we agreed a fee?

{Ed001's Note - neither the player nor Leicester want him to move this summer.}

2.) 10 Aug 2016 09:27:43
Ed, when you say we have been rebuffed by Mustafi, is that by the club or player?

{Ed001's Note - club, offer was not enough.}

3.) 10 Aug 2016 09:58:19
Arsene is getting on a bit. I hope he gets to the point where senior people just stop caring and he just goes "F*** it" when it comes to transfer bids.




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06 Aug 2019 14:12:56
Bored waiting for a delayed flight. so let's have some fun and play the "guess Ed002's source" game.

I'm going to say I heard a radio interview with Malcolm Clarke the football supporters federation chair who sounded uncannily similar to Ed in his sharkopods.

Let's hear your conspiracies!




29 Jun 2019 22:35:12
Cahill, yay or nay?


1.) 30 Jun 2019 00:28:37
Little choice as things stand mate.



07 Jun 2019 12:06:27
Any interest in Kolasinac from Barca? Apparently they're offering £20mil for him.


1.) 07 Jun 2019 15:07:58
Barcelona being interested in Kolasinac is probably the silliest tabloid rumour I've heard yet. Either that or they're mental.

2.) 07 Jun 2019 15:39:48
It's as ridiculous as they come Wire mate I agree, personally I thought the Pea and Lacasette to Barcelona were extremely far fetched but this one takes things into a whole new level of ridiculousness :-) who next Mustafi or Xhaka?

3.) 07 Jun 2019 17:41:38
Tall them we will throw Xhaka and Mustafi, and we'll take $10 mil.

4.) 07 Jun 2019 18:11:32
They will probably offer us 50 millions to keep all 3 Davy :-)



23 Oct 2018 12:51:54
Hardly any hate aimed at Xhaka for last night. he must have played well.


1.) 23 Oct 2018 13:32:32
Apart from being easily dispossessed, giving the ball away in dangerous positions, failing to tackle, fouling because he can’t tackle and incredibly slow he was his usual excellent self mate.

How Xhaka and excellent were ever linked or used in the same sentence in the first place remains a mystery, probably never to be solved.

2.) 23 Oct 2018 14:06:17
Xhaka wasn't awful last night but equally he was a long long way from excellent, to be fair people are more resigned to Xhaka than in favour of him starting. I very much doubt he will make the premier league worst 11 this season which in its self is a big improvement on his first two seasons with us but equally I think he will be a long long way away from the premier league top 50 let alone premier league team of the year.

3.) 23 Oct 2018 14:47:22
I like most things Dick is doing but xhaka in every time, when he clearly is not capable of doing a job at this level is baffling. What on earth does he see in him, he is like a fish out of water and the one big element of our flimsyness. I think it is going to take a hammering for him to move him out. While we keep winning, he will keep playing. I cringe when i see him in the team and his pathetic performances.

4.) 23 Oct 2018 16:07:36
Like I say Steve most fans aren't happy with Xhaka but I think we're all resigned to him playing despite our own personal opinion on his ability.
Last season I couldn't make a case for him being in the premier league at all but now I just don't think he's top 10 material which is improvement how ever you look at it.

5.) 23 Oct 2018 17:24:31
Gunner, i think all has been said about xhakas abilities or lack of. He will eventually be ejected, i just think it will mean a few hammerings before that happens. Some people look at him and see a 35mil player and think he must be a good player because he was so much, he will come good. I look at him and all i see is a waste of space and a weight too the team.

6.) 23 Oct 2018 18:27:19
Even on his improved performance he doesn't look like a top 5 or 6 player to me Steve in fact I think he would struggle to make any top 10 team, bar ours of course:-)
So far we are getting away with playing him and hopefully that will continue all season but if things do stop going so well for us in think Xhaka will be back at the forefront of people's not happy list.

7.) 23 Oct 2018 22:10:18
I get that he's not the most talented player to pull on an arsenal shirt but I don't understand the level of grief he gets yet Guendozi is praised like a saviour when in reality I think has less of a positive impact on the game than Xhaka. There must be something there for both Arsene and Unai to have him in their starting 11 and vice captain.

8.) 23 Oct 2018 22:43:12
I’m not giving him grief mate, just saying what I see and you can genuinely put money on him doing all of those things every game he plays.

Don’t dislike the guy and had high hopes for him but he is a bit of a nothing player.

Guendouzi is young and is a great addition to the squad and endeavours to be positive in everything he does and for me, not getting in the slightest carried away with him, has more of a future at Arsenal than Xhaka.

Out of interest, what do you see in Xhaka?

9.) 24 Oct 2018 11:03:22
Stoner, I think he has a lovely hairstyle.



08 Apr 2018 15:38:34
Ed002, there's been a lot of empty seats at the Emirates lately (whether through protest or just we have little to play for, i don't know) . Do you know if this is having any effect and actually causing any concern within the club? Or is the boards view that they don't really care if the seats are filled as long as money's being paid for them? - Would be interesting to know the feeling from inside the club. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - i would have to ask as I don’t know but I rather doubt it is a major concern. Some of the seats will be corporate seats not taken up, this is fairly common. Some will be supporters staying away for one irrational reason or other - and that is up to them,; if they don’t wish to go and watch the team they support then fine. I don’t know if season tickets can be loaned to others at Arsenal, but perhaps if they aren’t using them they could pass them to someone more fortunate (who doesn’t have a ticket).}




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03 Aug 2020 21:14:56
I'm sure Welsh would have settled for a simple. sorry, no update since last time. 🙄.




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28 Jul 2019 18:34:11
No chance the money could have been released from some expected outgoings? Iwobi, miki, ozil maybe?




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16 Feb 2019 10:52:36
Re-read your comments on this thread Ed. That hysteria!


{Ed001's Note - what hysteria? Are you 12? I couldn't care less, just find people like you, always ready with nonsense excuses, embarrassing enough to point out how embarrassing you are. Waste of time discussing things with people like you. All you do is deflect with talk of hysteria because not one of the points against your excuses can you counter. So stick to deflecting but you are only making yourself look silly.}



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16 Feb 2019 00:48:47
Utterly ridiculous comments. first, the team and particularly the defence has been blighted with injuries. The players that unai/ his team have bought in have been an instant success. how often do we hear of big big players needing a season or so to settle in and get used to the premier league. We've given them and the new manager just over half a season, before getting the pitchforks out! A 22 unbeaten run may have had lucky moments but there's a saying about making your own luck. The false hysteria is in all honesty laughable.


{Ed001's Note - what hysteria? Unless you mean from those covering their eyes and saying 'all is well Wenger is gone'?}



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15 Feb 2019 08:46:52
"Take our 22 game unbeaten streak out the equation". let's take City's 21 wins this season out the equation and call for Guardiola's head too while we're at it. Seriously. what were you expecting from the man's first season with us plus a complete club restructure plus the squad he inherited?! Would this same attitude happen in any other work place?


{Ed001's Note - what complete club restructure? The restructuring was done last season to allow for an easier transition. More excuses! How many can you Gunners come up with for supporting a failure? It is embarrassing how you lot have treated Wenger so appallingly and now refuse to accept anyone else is actually worse because it would mean you were wrong about the abuse you gave someone who deserved so much better.

That 22 game unbeaten streak should be treated as what it was - riding your luck, as you were bloody awful in most of those games and a defeat was always coming. It was also clear that you would fall apart once it happened as you didn't have a manager with a clue in place to fix it.}




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09 May 2020 15:58:47
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26 Feb 2020 12:55:34
I work about 500meters from the Stockley base, shall I pop over and get them to sign up to arsenal rumours so they can give us an insight into their ridiculous decisions?




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23 Oct 2018 22:10:18
I get that he's not the most talented player to pull on an arsenal shirt but I don't understand the level of grief he gets yet Guendozi is praised like a saviour when in reality I think has less of a positive impact on the game than Xhaka. There must be something there for both Arsene and Unai to have him in their starting 11 and vice captain.




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17 Jan 2018 12:40:25
In reply to sparkys original post, i don't think those signings would make 1 iota of difference as they wouldn't be Wengers signings, especially Auybamalangadingdong who he isn't interested in.




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01 Jan 2018 20:08:09
Steve, not sure if you've kept up with the off field action but we've overhauled the entire player acquisition team bringing in some of the best, including a director of football in preparation for Wengers retirement. In my eyes that's ambition, no?