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09 Aug 2018 19:38:16
Just wondering now with the window closing what the people think about it closing on an earlier day. I personally like the idea but would've been better if all of Europe did the same day. Wasn't it to stop English clubs unsettling English club players if so maybe they should've stopped today but allowed purchasing from foreign clubs until the 31st. Just an idea really lol.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 20:53:27
yeah there needs to be a universal football window accross all leagues to make it fair I Guess that would mean them all starting their leagues at the same times approx. which could prove tricky to implement. It is good in a way that it is before the start of season as more business is done earlier which is good for pre season prep but now European clubs have the advantage and can still unsettle the english club players for another couple of weeks.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 21:43:13
Im not sure we will have too many foreign clubs sniffing round our top players, unsettling them in the next two weeks. Not sure that applies to utd, chelski, liverpool and spuds.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 22:01:05
Obviously colder countries have seasons that run from spring to October so it's pretty impossible to sinc all leagues and windows.
English clubs don't have to sell to other countries just because their window is still open.

4.) 10 Aug 2018 01:16:54
Presumably the FA is leading by example by instituting this now. I like the change, it forces clubs to be decisive and will hopefully reduce inflated panic buys. If it works well perhaps we'll see other countries' FAs follow suit, or even a UEFA-wide move.

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with the FA.}

5.) 10 Aug 2018 03:57:29
It makes complete sense to close the window before the season starts, but this should have been done in unison, as far as possible, with the other leagues abroad. Now clubs have to withstand the possibility of players being unsettled and possibly moving until the windows abroad close. The overseas clubs abroad are in a stronger position to force through lower priced purchases from the PL. For instance, clubs know that we want tio sell Ospina or face the prospect of having to pay his wages for the remainder of his contract, whilst he has littel chance of playing and hence he has little or no value. The same goes for Ramsey and Welbeck who have entered the final year of their deals and their value will have plummeted. I was extremely surprised that nobody came in for Welbeck, although wages may be a stumbling block.

{Ed001's Note - it only makes sense for big clubs. For little clubs they now have to run with an even bigger squad than ever, costing more money than they can afford, as they can't bring any players in to cover injuries later. It also makes sense for agents, as a shorter transfer period increases prices. It certainly makes no sense for anyone in youth football as youngsters have even less chance of breaking through. Every team has to buy a complete squad, rather than just having a team and giving a youngster a chance when there is an injury and only buying if you need to. Teams used to run with much smaller squads because they were able to buy up until March, so you could cover injuries with kids, if they didn't work out you then went and bought. Now teams have the full 25 in their squad, lessening the gaps available for youth players to get their chance. Nothing about a shorter window makes sense at all to anyone apart from people who stand to make money from it. It is to the detriment of the game as a whole.}

6.) 10 Aug 2018 06:37:29
I saw an interview with an agent who said that the all windows will be in line next season, but for some reason we opted to start this season?

7.) 10 Aug 2018 07:19:33
Hi Ed, I made a comment which you have kindly posted on the banter section. This was a suggestion that the window is open far longer, say from the end of the season until 31st December, allowing far more flexibility for clubs to change their squads, as you stated, try youngsters first and possibly buy if that doesn't work out. This would limit the last minute inflated prices syndrome and negate the problem of coping with players on short contracts, leaving more time to sort out the negotiations.

{Ed001's Note - I think it worked better when it was open until March. There were no issues until the window system came in, yet the clubs keep trying to make the window shorter to fix problems that they created by putting the window in place! Madness.}

8.) 10 Aug 2018 07:30:28
True Ed, it is interesting that club's thought the entire year can change ownership, manager, coaches, contracts etc. Yet for some unknown reason decide that we need two relatively small windows in order to sign players.

{Ed001's Note - it makes no sense. Clubs that used to rely on academies, such as Crewe, have slid down the leagues since it came in precisely because they can no longer afford to hang onto the kids until towards the end of the season. So the big clubs benefit, as they can just stockpile good players, while small clubs suffer as they are left with the dregs to pick over.}

9.) 10 Aug 2018 08:29:39
wasn't it voted on by the english clubs? get the business done quick, pretty simple. but then you lose all the magic of Jim "deadline day" whatever his name is, and who could forget the pink dildo.

10.) 10 Aug 2018 14:48:15
Never thought of that Ed001, interesting perspective. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Just to explain that the vote by the Premier League sides resulted in a 15-5 split giving more than the 70% (14) required to pass the motion - I would think if you did it again today you would not get the 14 votes required.}



05 Jul 2018 09:53:11
Morning guys and eds how are we all.
Whilst being bored at work I was doing some searching online and a few claimed to be in the know are saying 3 main things about us today.
1. Ramsey has agree a 5 year deal
2. We have bid 35m for Soyuncu
3. Juve want mustafi and arsenal are willing to sell for 25m. not sure if that's pounds or euros.

What do people think. Not sure on the reliability as the eds are usually my source of transfer news but thought it'll be worth sharing.


1.) 05 Jul 2018 13:19:28
Probably 25m yen.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 15:22:50
Juve probably looked at their defence and thought, you know we could really do with some major errors to liven up next season's title bid.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 15:39:31
Where did you see this news about Ramsey?

4.) 05 Jul 2018 18:06:32
Forget soyuncu, i like the look of that yarry mina from columbia. Ed 025 your guys supposed to be after him. Looks a right unit.

{Ed025's Note - he does look the business steve but its far from certain that we will get him mate..

5.) 06 Jul 2018 08:01:15
1. No news of any such deal agreed with Ramsey.
2. Reports of interest in Soyuncu, but price appears to be a problem and I can't imagine we have offered £35m
3. So much negativity in respect of Mustafi from the fans, if Juve will pay £25m or Euros, perhaps we should sell and replace him.

6.) 06 Jul 2018 10:33:56
I can't see soyuncu coming. we got sokratis kos holding mustafi and chambers just signed an extension and mavropanos? 7 cb's? 6 is too many.

7.) 06 Jul 2018 16:13:00
Cant see Soyuncu coming unless we do sell Mustafi, we have a overload of 6 CB'S now. Athough could be more a long term replacment for Kos as after this injury may be on decline and not get that more many games now for us.



21 May 2018 22:01:38
On another not guys who's seen the new squad numbers. Cech now number 1. Bellerin 2. Elneny 4 and xhaka 34. Bit concerned Cech being number 1. Thought that might be left for a new gk.


1.) 22 May 2018 01:27:10
Could mean we are getting a younger and less established keeper instead. Happy with Elneny getting the 4 jersey, great squad player.



09 Feb 2018 11:33:58
Never realised ozyakup is available on a free. Apparently done very well since leaving us rumours that we might be looking to bring him back in the summer. What do people think.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal had some interest in January so it is not out of the question. Last summer both Wet Ham and Leicester expressed an interest.}

1.) 09 Feb 2018 15:23:09
Oh really ed. I slightly remember him being at the club but have no idea how he has progressed. Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - Very well.}

2.) 09 Feb 2018 16:21:55
Why’s he free. Has he run down his contract?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

3.) 10 Feb 2018 08:35:57
Thanks for the reply ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

4.) 19 Feb 2018 13:33:23
Is Ozyakup free right now or going to be free in the summer? I am confused sorry, .

{Ed002's Note - His contract runs out in the summer.}

5.) 20 Feb 2018 02:49:07
Thanks a lot ed.



25 Oct 2017 10:14:48
Seen there’s rumours of reus perhaps leaving Dortmund and we’re interested. What do people think of this if true. Personally I’m fully aware of his talents but I am concerned about his injury problems.


1.) 25 Oct 2017 16:38:11
Superb player, but 29 in May and injury prone.

2.) 25 Oct 2017 17:36:44
Exactly. Too late and too injury prone.

3.) 26 Oct 2017 02:15:10
Sounds like an Arsenal signing then!

4.) 26 Oct 2017 08:29:16
I would be interested to see what the price would be for him a fit reus three years ago would be an 150 million player in this climate. Serious injurys and a year to go and probably 30 at the time will surely have the price no more than 20 million🤔 One of my favourite players and one who I always would have given my organs up to have at the club.

5.) 01 Nov 2017 13:10:59
Have always wanted to see him play in the premiership and see him as an Arsenal type player. As others have said, now a bit too old and injury prone, but he still knows how to score goals. I would still love to get him if he came on the cheap, but would be upset if he came in on the cheap just to replace Sanchez. However get him in just to strengthen the squad, then that would be a big yes from me.




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12 Jun 2019 19:19:54
Unless I'm going blind and am missing something but is jenkinson still at arsenal. He wasn't on the released list and I swear he signed his contract about 6 years ago.


1.) 12 Jun 2019 20:20:38
Ed047 said he has one year remaining hence he's going nowhere this summer, he's not a bad player Just not a top 7 or 8 player but no smaller club can afford his wages so he's it's catch 22.
I'd have thought if we don't want Jenks Mesut ( and apparently Emery really doesn't want Ozil ) but their wages mean they would be financially mad to leave us surely us subsidising their wages for the remainder of the years they are tired to us elsewhere would be decent compromise that would save us some money at least.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 13:12:20
All premier league players are niot bad players, but Jenkinson in my humble opinion is not a PL quality player and it was wrong to have placed him a long term deal at a reported £40,000 per week. Due to his high wages and lack of Premiership ability it has been impossible to move him on. We therefore have to once agiain try and sell him, loan him out or face keeping him until his deal ends next season. He is one of the reasons we have a problem complying with the PL wage rules. Unfortunately, for many years Wenger believed in what he called a socialist wage policy, overpaying lower grade players. I believe he may have changed this in his latter years at the club, when huge contracts were given to players such as Ozil, Mkhitaryan, etc.

3.) 13 Jun 2019 13:15:16
Blimey how long was that contract he signed last lol. I don't think he's anywhere near good enough to be in our squad. But it is what it is right.

4.) 14 Jun 2019 01:22:40
The Corporal is a good Arsenal lad, but the closest he should get to The Emirates is sat in the crowd with his dad. He's not even close to being PL level and he lacks confidence in his own ability. His first game back this season, I felt sprry for him - noone would even look to pass him the ball- Ramsey particularly - he was lost out there.



30 May 2019 14:15:36
Really not sure what to say about yesterday. Was just a spineless performance we've seen several times this season. This season the players and manager need to take responsibility and sort this shower of rubbish out. And so does the board. Talk is cheap and need to back it up. Major points from this season on the top of my head

Start with the right tactics. Too many games we start wrong and make subs at half time

Emery needs to stop taking teams for granted. If he didn't do they we'd have got top 4

Anyone that doesn't want to play for us leave. Please.

Stop playing AMN at right back. He's a promising young cm play him there before we mess up his career.

Sort that bloody defence out. And get the right coaches in to do it.

Sort that wage bill by getting rid of players who aren't good enough. There's too many to name.


1.) 30 May 2019 15:25:32
Apologies for the language you had to edit there Eds. Clearly still wasn't in the best of moods this morning. Obviously could've gone on more but I'm sure we're all thinking the same things.



01 Jan 2019 14:13:50
Hi eds and posters happy new year. Just a quick question I saw a few days ago someone on the European site say thanks for the new sharkopod last week. Can't find a link as love to listen to those. Can anyone help. thanks.


{Ed033's Note -

Sharkopod 20 where Ed002 gives you the latest football transfer rumours.

1.) 01 Jan 2019 23:34:29
Thank you Ed.

{Ed033's Note - ok thanks.



26 Jul 2018 22:37:24
So what do people think about reine Adelaide leaving. What went wrong with him. Did we overhype him. Looked so good when he joined but never seemed to get a run in the team. Perhaps never deserved a run.


1.) 26 Jul 2018 22:45:15
We have had so many players who never delivered on the potential we paid for which has to be at least 50% down to something we've been getting wrong, hopefully Dick and co will change that trend for the better.
Joel Campbell could have been so much more than he was able to be at Arsenal and come to that so too Ox Theo and Jack.

2.) 26 Jul 2018 23:57:41
I rate him highly. Think will do well in France probably end up at Lyon or Marseille.

3.) 27 Jul 2018 00:18:40
In the latter half of Wenger's reign, very few players improved under him and many went backwards. It will be interesting to see how things change under Emery.

4.) 27 Jul 2018 09:55:05
Arsene was the problem but we and everyone else made him the problem.
Arsene Wenger is in no way a bad egg he just had too much power for one man to handle and because we all thought the world of him we were happy with than until it started to go wrong.
Arsene simply fell of the pedestal we the club the media and most of football put him on at his ultra brilliant hight.
We all have to learn from where it went wrong with Arsene and make sure we never again become so dependant on one man getting everything right every time.
Dick has a team plus apparently even Steve Bould speaks now days and that's how it should be and should always have been.



25 Jul 2018 13:47:51
Anyone see ramseys Interview talking about his future. Didn't seem too committed to the club in my opinion. Really don't think he's going to sign a new deal and If that's the case it's a shame but we need to look at selling him. We need everything to be fresh this season and that includes no will he stay or go players like we have the last few seasons.


1.) 25 Jul 2018 14:18:11
Make him available and plan for life without him, if he's not happy with that then I'm sure he will let us know and if it's suits him just fine cool we all know where we stand.
Take control of the situation rather than let players continue to call the tune that suits them best all the time.

2.) 25 Jul 2018 15:07:56
Exactly what I was thinking. Did you see the interview it's on sky sports. Maybe I've read him wrong but he didn't seem too fussed about staying.

3.) 25 Jul 2018 15:13:34
Now I know Emery has said he likes the player but I’m starting to think it may be the club who’s having reservations. The player we’re talking about is hurt every season and I’m sure that’s what’s hindering a possible new contract. Arsenal have probably drawn a line in the sand in terms of how much money per week they’re willing to give Ramsey and he’s, in all likelihood, looking for considerably more—hence the stand still. Ramey’s a quality player but it wouldn’t be catastrophic if he had to be sold. However I’m also weary of how many real suitors the lad has out there. Guys like Alexis and Oxlade-Chamebrlain had several teams vying for their service and it was well known. that just hasn’t been the case with Ramsey, which is why I believe a deal will eventually be struck between the two sides.

4.) 25 Jul 2018 15:33:51
Lets not hang around if he is not commited to a new deal then sell up and get a replacment. I would rather sell Xhaka than Ramsey to be hoenst but we can't keep allowing payers to run down their contracts or blackmailing us into silly wages like this. Ideally we need a winger and for me another more defensive mid for the hard away games when you need 2 really. Ramsey should fetch a half decent price if sold now certainly enough to get N'zongzi, romours on this leon Bailey as a winger also.

5.) 25 Jul 2018 15:36:15
Agreed Q as with Mesut there wasn't a very long que of clubs seeking his services either, while Sanchez and Ox had city United and Chelsea Liverpool making bids for them.
Aaron is good when he's good but pretty much a me me me player looking for headlines much of the time, when Arsene played him on the right he just did his own thing rather than what was asked for the team.
If you have room for him to play in the hole i think Aaron could be brilliant but in cmf or out wide he's pretty so so a lot of the time.

6.) 25 Jul 2018 16:24:32
Oh wow! I heard the interview and thought it was just a matter of details between player and club. the fact he is talking like this just means he expects an agreement to come through. I think probably Ramsey want a contract similar to Özils since he is a key player.

7.) 25 Jul 2018 16:38:44
Knowing that Ozil has a deal worth in excess of £300,000 per week, I am certain Ramsey's agent is pressing for a high salary.
There needs to be a decision soon as we cannot afford to allow his contract to run down, if we are able to sell him for the reported £40-50m.

8.) 25 Jul 2018 17:08:05
Im sure the clock is ticking, someone will make a move in the next week. Ramsey is useless to us unless he commits to a new contract. We all know it isn't a satisfactory situation and leads to chaos further down the line. We as a club can't survive letting players go on a free and selling others for peanuts because they are not good enough. While others are selling players for huge amounts around us and reinvesting. I do belive the residue of the wenger failed years will be sorted in this or the next window and we can then start trying to build again with the players that are for arsenal fc. All ready the team has a non wenger look about it and if ramsey stays or goes, ultimately doesn't matter but his situation does for afc.

9.) 25 Jul 2018 17:16:32
The bloke misses half a season each year through injury and the 50% of the time he's available he's not exactly the talk of the premier league like Kante KDB Salah Kane Hazard and Silva.
Can be good on his day but vastly
over rated compared to plenty of other premier players who do it in most games season in season out.
If Ramsey was so good we'd have Barcelona Real Juve PSG banging on our door not to mention utd City Chelsea. But not one of those clubs have shown any interst despite him being so gettable with just a year left on his contract.
Mesut like contract of 300k for a player no big club wants?
Why would we even think of giving him that?
He's nowhere near as good as he thinks he is and the fact he's in such little demand elsewhere should tell him that.
Arsenal would be better off without him and signing a player who thinks playing for our club is something special and not a fall back plan if all else fails.

10.) 25 Jul 2018 17:54:32
Gunner, ramsey, like the rest of our "british core" that wenger invested our future in, were stopped in their progress by long term injuries and fleeting form. He is a "good" player for us if he commits to a reasonable contract andxstays fit, if not he can be sold to whoever he thinks he's good enough to go to and want to pay more than we are prepared to pay. We only need good commited players.

11.) 25 Jul 2018 19:23:08
Steve we've had a generation of players asking " what will you give me not to leave on a free next summer "
The question needs to be to be reversed and us to ask the players
" if we let you stay what can you offer Arsenal "
1 man wiling is worth 10 men who can be bought by anyone for the right price.

12.) 25 Jul 2018 19:30:27
He's a bit of a hindrance more than a help his best position is no 10, but he's no where near as good as ozil and never going to displace him, he's exceptional cover for ozil, but not worth anywhere near his wages (ozils not either obviously) but he is one of our most talented players and so wenger picked him, but he lacks the defensive awareness and discipline to play a deeper role, always bombing forward or the pace to be effective on the wing and goes AWOL drifting inside leaving the flank exposed, far better to sell him and buy a winger that makes the team better than try and shoehorn him into a team that leaves us unbalanced.

13.) 25 Jul 2018 20:15:57
Eden agree but i think Dick thinks he may be able to fit both in his system. If he stays, it will be interesting to see, if he goes, torreira, nzonzi with ozil ahead looks tasty.

14.) 26 Jul 2018 16:30:35
Gunner, the british core was an abject failure, it never achieved what it was meant too. We owe ramsey nothing, he owes us.




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10 Jun 2019 23:41:49
Can only assume the regretful sacking was the friend of yours you mentioned before Ed. It does worry me seeing what you say about arsenal. I hear the two guys (names escape me) talking about plans and moving forward and taking the club where we all want. Then I get put back onto earth when I see what you say which I honestly believe a lot more than media reports and the two guys at the club.




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23 May 2019 18:58:41
Interesting you say if the club doesn't ask for too much. Can only imagine we have for these players in the past. Wonder if it'll be worth just taking a loss on those players which will reduce that wage bill of ours.




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20 May 2019 00:07:57
I must admit it is something very confusing. The media and Several other things seem to say arsenal may activate his release clause. And you say that's impossible as he is a player in Italy.

I find you very creditable Ed and always love Reading your in depth explanations on things in football that the media never seem to mention and just print the complete opposite. Not asking for an explanation as sure I've seen you attempt to explain it several times. I'm just more venting my frustration that the media seem to love spinning stories which as you say cannot happen.




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26 Feb 2019 00:07:31
I never really thought of this until now but it'll be interesting to see how players with such potential turn out at arsenal. Not putting the blame at arsene but so many potential world betters last 5 plus years all seemed to get to a good point and stopped progressing. Ox and Walcott spring to mind im sure there's more but they seemed to look impressive then get to a point at arsenal and just stop.




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09 Feb 2019 12:38:46
Just caught up on this thank you Ed love reading your comments. I wouldn't mind seeing overmars come to the club. Seems to being a good job over there and if he has a big say in the youth set up I can only see good things coming from that.





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13 Jun 2019 13:15:16
Blimey how long was that contract he signed last lol. I don't think he's anywhere near good enough to be in our squad. But it is what it is right.




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13 Jun 2019 13:14:48
Funny how the media picked that line up. Also said how he has years to adapt. He's not going anywhere.




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13 Jun 2019 13:13:18
You have the same opinion there as Paul merson. i think that itself says more than I ever could.




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11 Jun 2019 11:23:49
Odds on favourite for us now. Make of that what you will could mean nothing. Seen his injury list this season tho. Blimey it's long.




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03 Jun 2019 17:16:48
Haha I never thought of it that way. Sounds like arsenal need to offer you a job Ed 😂.