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02 Jun 2020 17:00:52
Hi Ed,

Can you comment on Arsenal's reported interest in Melo or Rafihna?

Thanks,

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what reports you have found but I would doubt Arsenal are in a postion to buy Arthur - but Rafinha might be available for a small fee, or even nothing. He is available and Barcelona have someone offering him around but nobody will be looking to pay any money for him - the goals of old have dried up this season and he missed the best part of the previous three seasons with injury.}


1.) 02 Jun 2020 20:13:09
We should be in line with a £50m offer then.
Thanks Ed.


2.) 03 Jun 2020 08:04:57
We certainly do not need another injury prone player with a top end salary at the club. It's easier said than done but I would like to see Mkhi used in a deal for Kluivert so him and Saka can play on the left. If Auba or Laca go then Martinelli is 2nd fiddle to them through the middle and he can also play of the right as a backup to Pepe. We also have Nketiah as a number 9 as well. Use any funds we accrue from player sales to invest in a central midfielder and with the likes of Auba, Laca, Torreira, maybe Xhaka and even a couple of CBs lined up or looking for potential exits, that may not be too difficult to achieve. Wishful thinking but a quality CM is definitely needed.


 

 

20 May 2020 16:03:18
Hi Ed,

I know you have just posted on May 16, saying Mari will stay. Does this mean that the media talk of Tah, Elvedi, Disasi, is just talk, or will we be looking to add another player at CB?

Thanks.

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal are overrun with CBs already. Saliba and Mari are two more joining this summer.}


1.) 20 May 2020 22:18:20
Thanks Ed.


 

 

23 Apr 2020 22:16:09
Hi Ed,

There had been interest in Ozil from Al Sadd. Is there still interest?

Thanks.

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - No.}


1.) 24 Apr 2020 16:08:38
Not the answer I was hoping for, but thanks anyway ed.


 

 

07 Apr 2020 01:48:32
Hi Ed,

Are the club in for a CB? Pau Torres has been mooted, and would be ay great option, but not sure if he is actually a part of our plans. Any chance of another CB joining?

Thanks,

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal have Saliba arriving and there is an option on Mari, and holding is fit. Add to that David Luiz is a starter and Arsenal also has Mustafi and Sokratis so unless three leave then Arsenal don't need another CB. But given the complete chaos the club is in they have been looking at a number of CBs as has been explained. As for Pau Torres (CB), Villareal will sell at the right price. Barcelona are talking to his club and Manchester City have a declared interest and Arsenal have asked Santi Cazorla to talk with the player but have not made a formal approach - perhaps due to having to clear the decks with the CBs first and interest in others. I would have thought there is no chance of a move to Arsenal.}


1.) 07 Apr 2020 13:34:25
Thanks Ed.


2.) 08 Apr 2020 10:07:27
Hi Ed, I know you think the way arsenal do business is amateurish but do you think it’s the right choice to pay Aubamyang the wages he wants? It’s known that arsenal pay overly high wages to their players and with Ozil likely to stay at the club, is it best for Aubameyang to leave?

{Ed002's Note - The problem Arsenal has is the structure of the management organisation. Aubameyangadingdong wants to be playing at the highest level and Arsenal are not there. Money is very tight after wasting the savings on paying more than double what Pepe was worth and selling him brings in much needed money.}


3.) 08 Apr 2020 10:43:43
Well knowing that we aren’t going to sell Pepe, given arsenals stupidity, would you agree that by default it makes more sense to sell Aubameyang than to keep him?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal are willing to sell PEA. There is no question about that.}


4.) 08 Apr 2020 11:12:37
Thanks Ed, keep safe!

{Ed002's Note - Thanks, and you.}


5.) 09 Apr 2020 15:35:53
Surely not for £35m as being reported Ed?

{Ed002's Note - That I cannot answer.}


 

 

22 Mar 2020 15:21:16
Hi Ed,

We’ve been linked with Odsonne Edouard as a replacement for PEA. Do you see us bringing in another forward? Thoughts on who it might be? Or will Martinelli simply be tipped to started next year?

Thanks.

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal have looked at a few forwards and see Odsonne Edouard a cheaper option than perhaps bring Malen back or pressing for David. It also depends whether or not Nketiah interests the coach as an option. Alexandre Lacazette wanted a new start elsewhere but seems to have settled. Aubameyangadingdong will be off in all probability.}


1.) 22 Mar 2020 16:29:24
Are we looking at Orkun Kokcu and Matty Longstaff Ed? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - (1) Orkun Kokcu (AM/CM) is Arsenal's first choice addition for the attacking role in midfield if they can move Mesut Oezil on. The player has been watched by PSG, Chelsea, Spurs, Barcelona, Sevilla but Arsenal are particularly keen. They want a reduction on the €20M asking price. (2) There is a lot of interest in ML but I am not aware of any approach from Arsenal.}


2.) 22 Mar 2020 16:48:58
Thanks Ed!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


3.) 22 Mar 2020 19:08:40
Sorry to bombard u with questions Ed but are man united interested in Aubameyang too?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach for him.}


4.) 22 Mar 2020 22:29:22
Thanks Ed!


5.) 23 Mar 2020 21:38:08
I think pea will stay.


6.) 24 Mar 2020 10:15:37
Hi Ed,

so you think Lacazette will stay and Auba will leave? That's annoying because would much prefer it the other way around! But guess Laca hasn't really been showing much worth over the course of the season in terms of goal output.

{Ed002's Note - Aubameyangadingdong does not wish to sign a new contract so Arsenal need to move him on this summer. Alexandre Lacazette wanted a new start elsewhere but seems to have settled.}


7.) 24 Mar 2020 13:52:00
I love that we appear (at least) to be getting our replacement lined up now, not after the fact. Maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part.


8.) 25 Mar 2020 15:03:48
Just thinking about the striker situation, Sako has made it clear he doesn’t want to be a LB but is happy playing fir the time being there. ED do you see him next season being pushed up? Seeing as you see Aubamyang being sold.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal are going to do what the coach sees as the best way to utilise the players. If Kieran Tierney stays is fully fit it takes the pressure if Sako to provide cover as often as he has. And of course there is an "advisor" still pushing Arsenmal hard to take Layvin Kurzawa.


9.) 26 Mar 2020 11:31:51
Hi Ed,

you say in the original response that Edouard is a cheaper alternative to Malen or David. How much do you think Celtic would sell him for? Because I've read a lot that David can go for ~£17.5m. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Gent has quoted a much higher fee than that to another side interested in JD. The €50M asking price for Malen is huge. Actually since Celtic quoted one side £30M for Odsonne Edouard and I wrote that note, another side have been quoted that bidding for the player will start at more than £50M as they accept that he will move on and .}


10.) 26 Mar 2020 12:39:43
Jesus 50m for Odouard?! I can appreciate he's a very good player but given the calibre of the SPL I reckon teams would still be extremely hesitant paying even 30m.

{Ed002's Note - I would agree but they know it is inevitable he will move on and will look to get the best money they can.}


 

 

 

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08 May 2020 02:09:52
Didn't realize Mavropanos was playing so well. Does anyone know if MA rates him? IF he has a future with the club?

Arsenalex

1.) 08 May 2020 17:40:50
I thought he was a decent prospect to be honest and would like to keep him but we need to clear out some CBs or the youngsters won’t have a chance to mature.


2.) 08 May 2020 21:03:14
He is one of the youngsters.


3.) 09 May 2020 09:15:57
Not a fan of him Jack?


 

 

01 May 2020 18:34:25
If the league resumes, can Saliba play having rejoined mid-season?

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - No. He is not a registered player.}


1.) 01 May 2020 20:57:02
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome. The players registered in January with the league are all that are available.}


2.) 02 May 2020 09:09:35
It's only talk and very unlikely anything will happen in the near future as there are so many potential problems that way outweigh all benefits.
If some players don't feel safe what do you do? You can't force them to risk theirs and thier families health for football, they are hardly key workers that society depends on.
It's a part of the entertainment industry that simply can't implement social distancing much like Strictly and Eastenders and Just like all other parts of the entertainment industry it's going to have to accept it's place in the pecking order of what is and what isn't possible or socially responsible right now.


 

 

17 Mar 2020 13:27:32
Hi Ed,

Any way you can speak to players who will be leaving this summer? Including those currently on loan?

Just finding myself with more free time than I had bargained for these days.

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - I only know one well enough to speak with but have no inclination to call him.}


1.) 17 Mar 2020 14:22:15
I know the feeling Alex, the job I was doing was put on temporary hold for a couple of weeks a month ago but now isn't going to start up again until the crisis has past.
Being 57 and having asthma I'm suddenly finding my job options less than plentiful, but the old saying of " health is more important than money " has never felt more true than it does right now.


 

 

17 Feb 2020 15:29:28
Hey gents,

I was thinking of ordering an away kit with ljungberg 8. Thoughts?

Arsenalex

1.) 17 Feb 2020 16:28:05
You obviously like the idea Alex so what's putting you off doing it mate ?


2.) 17 Feb 2020 18:34:16
Just wondering if it’s somehow disrespectful given the management situation that happened this year. Just feel he’s a legend, and the yellow and blue also work with his Swedish connection.


3.) 17 Feb 2020 19:30:14
It's personal choice mate and no matter what you wear someone somewhere could possibly find a reason to be upset.
You know you're reasons are positive rather than Negative so 100% go for it geezer.


4.) 17 Feb 2020 20:28:52
Go for Young 6 and respect the old Skool players

Failing that Freddie or Pires - I like the slightly obscure less obvious name

It’s your shirt and Freddie was an awesome legend - great debut and scorer in big games.


5.) 18 Feb 2020 17:31:15
“Kanu 25” all the way 😉.


 

 

03 Feb 2020 18:43:01
Hi Ed,

I hesitate to ask, but in the event that you're feeling generous with your time, could you speak to any summer targets Arsenal has already identified?

Thanks,

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - The targets don’t change. Arsenal has overspent and need to recover money from sales before they can look seriously at buying. Until that happens they will be in the bargain bin.}


 

 

 

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02 Jun 2020 20:13:09
We should be in line with a £50m offer then.
Thanks Ed.

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26 May 2020 20:53:06
Yikes that is a steeeeep ask on Barca's part.

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22 May 2020 14:17:47
I agree with you Glenn, but feel confident that if Smith-Rowe can make it, Arteta will make that happen. Look what he's done with Nketiah.
Our manager seems to be developing a younger side, relying on Freddie and the academy and hopefully creating a space where young players want to be. If only "management" could get out of the way.

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20 May 2020 22:18:20
Thanks Ed.

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10 May 2020 16:30:55
No chance that happens. Icardi is a problem for team morale.

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01 May 2020 20:57:02
Thanks Ed.

Arsenalex

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome. The players registered in January with the league are all that are available.}


 

 

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21 Apr 2020 18:31:44
This was awesome. But shame no Djorkaeff.

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17 Feb 2020 18:34:16
Just wondering if it’s somehow disrespectful given the management situation that happened this year. Just feel he’s a legend, and the yellow and blue also work with his Swedish connection.

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13 Jan 2020 18:04:54
Thanks Ed.

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26 Dec 2019 19:19:01
I actually thought he came on well, a ton of hustle, no pouting for not having started.

I really think that the midfield is the problem. Not the wings. There is no fluidity and acres of space. Torreira and Xhaka drift out of position because neither has a set position.

Ed said “look how Torreira plays for Uruguay, ” but All I saw was a player drawn to the ball, and not in a shut down, Makelele kind of way.

We’ll see what January brings. I expect movement. Even clearing out a player or two will help insofar as it will cast people in definite roles.

Arsenalex