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27 Aug 2020 15:12:01
There's a photo shoot being done today. May have even finished as there was pictures around half idea who it is I presume gabriel or aubameyang.


1.) 27 Aug 2020 17:51:38
After I've posted this I saw Ian Wright online saying he was on the way too the Emirates for the BBC. Was probably them haha.

2.) 27 Aug 2020 18:15:29
Yeah it's easy to forget it's the charity shield Saturday so I'm sure there will be a lot of media attention around Arsenal and Liverpool over the next few days D16 mate.



13 Aug 2020 16:34:47
Hearing quite a few rumours of Luiz going to rennes. Strange as he just signed a new contract but thought worth a share.


1.) 13 Aug 2020 20:16:32
Stranger things have happened D16 mate like Clive Allen joining and leaving us without ever playing for us but I'd rate these Luis rumours along the lines of a ufo landing in trafalgar square mate.

2.) 13 Aug 2020 22:25:58

3.) 14 Aug 2020 02:08:55
Willian 220k a week what a shambles.

4.) 14 Aug 2020 02:39:31
Ed I watched Upamecano today against Athletico. I mean for what, a 21 year old? He was insanely reliable. Linked with a good CB partnership which could be Saliba, hed be unreal. He looks like he would be a good investment/ buy if an opportunity arises, no? Tell me were still interested in him.
(Yes if we can offload a few CBs in the process, maybe make a little aid to the kitty. )

{Ed0666's Note - Im pretty sure eds 002 said PSG and City were talking to his people...Ive eulogized about this kid for ages hes a monster of a CB...Theres more chance of Arsenal Wenger playing for spurs than Upamecano signing for the Gunners mate.



10 Aug 2020 13:11:25
Willian deal should be announced Wednesday latest just heard. Apparently a 2 year deal with an option of a third year. Prob similar to how luiz deal was where the club can extend if desired.


1.) 10 Aug 2020 14:48:50
Talksport reported this morning that it's their understanding that the deal will be a 3 year deal with an option of a 4th year. Hopefully you're right mate!

2.) 10 Aug 2020 14:57:59
I'm sure Kia will take up his option to extend:-)

3.) 10 Aug 2020 16:04:31
Do you consider this to be a good deal? He is nearly 32. He is a good player but a 3 year deal is excessive.

{Ed047's Note - awful deal if it happens

4.) 10 Aug 2020 16:28:23
Uninspiring bewildering difficult to make sense of signing but we've had plenty of warning it was coming so no huge surprise.

5.) 11 Aug 2020 02:50:06
Awful deal? Thats a stretch, there wasnt even a transfer fee. And its not like the guy is past it, he was plenty good for Chelsea last season.

6.) 11 Aug 2020 07:21:06
He is 32, on a 3 year deal. Makes no sense. His wages demands will be high. Arsenal are becoming more of a retirement home.

7.) 11 Aug 2020 12:14:29
One man's 32 is another man's 27! He trains harder than most so unless he picks up an injury - which can happen to anyone! - this will prove a good deal for Arsenal. We need that ethic in our team, others can learn from him. He's also very good! I can think of many far worse deals we have done in recent years!

8.) 11 Aug 2020 14:11:33
We dont even know what his wages will be yet.

9.) 11 Aug 2020 17:15:06
I would be pleased to welcome Willian. Experienced and hard working and I'm sure he will be a wonderful mentor for our young guns.



05 Aug 2020 20:22:34
Lot of talk going around today that arsenal and Madrid have agreed a loan deal for ceballos again. No idea if any options to buy. And gabriel mahagalhaes is progressing well although united may still match our offer which might well end it for us. Hopefully we get it over the line soon.


1.) 05 Aug 2020 20:58:47
Id have thought that Arteta being a Pep protege of sorts, hed be trying to fit as many midfielders into the starting 11, but seems like he wants a starting 11 of CBs .

2.) 05 Aug 2020 23:32:47
We won't sign a center back there's no chance of it even if they let mustafi and sokratis go we won't buy a centre half.

3.) 06 Aug 2020 00:05:23
We will smoggy.

{Ed0666's Note - you also have one of the best young center backs in world football dont forget

4.) 06 Aug 2020 03:01:17
Chambers IS the best Ed0666, none of that "one of the" stuff here.

5.) 06 Aug 2020 10:55:06
I think spend money elsewhere bring a viera type of midfielder in use it in that area and a left back possible even a right back.

6.) 06 Aug 2020 09:49:27
Ed0666 assume you mean saliba unless there's someone else.

{Ed0666's Note - yes mate I do. He is exceptional and if a team was ever in need of a decent center back its you lot.



03 Aug 2020 19:43:46
More transfer news take as you like. Willian deal should be completed by middle of next week. 3 year deal. His agent kia is receiving a hefty fee for this not sure how I feel. Same agent as coutinho and he is trying to push they deal through. As Ed002 said I believe about him he does seem to have his nails in arsenal.


1.) 03 Aug 2020 19:56:26
It is a little concerning isn't it D16!

{Ed047's Note - definitely concerning Sally

2.) 03 Aug 2020 20:28:10
D16.i have noticed that too, it is so worrying to have our deals being driven by agents. if Edu and raul can only do recruitment only through agents, they should both be fired.

3.) 03 Aug 2020 20:29:30
On a good note also heard ceballos is close to joining. Imagine its a Loan again. And martinez has been offered a new deserved contract.

4.) 04 Aug 2020 04:45:44
WTF is the club thinking? Willian is 31 and at best a squad player for Chelsea. We just bought Pepe for 72m and have Saka, Nelson, and the returning Smith Rowe all fighting for places. His wages will probably be huge - wages we need to be offering to new signings in positions we actually need or using to rebalance our books. This is going to be worse for the club than any of the bargain punts we took on Chamakh or Kallstrom by far.

5.) 04 Aug 2020 08:04:47
Don't get me wrong, I think that this would be a stupid deal but only really down to his age and length of contract. If we were talking 2 years I might even be able to look past it because he is still a really good player. 3 years though is madness. However, he is still a very very good attacking footballer which would certainly make us more potent going forward, it's just a strange, expensive and risky deal.

6.) 04 Aug 2020 08:48:29
Cam William play as a cam if so it might stop us going for coutinho.

7.) 04 Aug 2020 10:18:05
An agent in charge of our transfer strategy? What's not to like about that!
Perhaps next we could ask Raver to pick our starting 11 all next season too and ask KFC to provide our players prematch menu.




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22 Sep 2020 12:21:46
Forgetting the fact we won't be able to afford him. But I've always been against us signing Zaha as we have enough wingers with some being young and talented. However seeing him in the cf role lately has changed my mind. Would love to see him play down the middle for us with auba and pepe down the wings.


1.) 22 Sep 2020 18:07:54
so forgetting the fact we cant afford him and we dont need him I agree.

2.) 22 Sep 2020 21:34:49
When have you seen him play cf?

3.) 23 Sep 2020 14:16:37
Just seen a post suggesting Reis Nelson to Crystal Palace on loan and Saha To Arsenal. Made me smile:)

{Ed047's Note - almost as good as the Guendouzi/Kante swap I read about Sally! 不

4.) 23 Sep 2020 15:07:04
He'd be a great signing, with Tierney behind him as an overlapping fullback.



14 Sep 2020 23:02:31
Looks like a new keeper is close to signing for around 1.5m. Forgotten his name already lol. Still sounds like the martinez money will be reinvested into the team where needed.


1.) 15 Sep 2020 02:26:36
Looks like the Dijon backup keeper Runarsson. 11 appearances for Dijon last season and a couple of caps for the Iceland squad. Interested to see if Macey challenges for the second spot though, he's been with us for ages now and I'm not sure he's even played yet.

2.) 15 Sep 2020 13:51:14
I am a little concerned about 5 year contracts. 3 years and renegotiate after 2 is better I reckon.



31 Aug 2020 21:27:25
Ceballos loan deal will be sorted this week. Madrid wanted a mandatory purchase at the end. Arsenal didn't. Believe there will be no buying clause at all now however will be happy to have him another season.


1.) 01 Sep 2020 01:19:12
Why would we turn down a clause like that? Presumably it would be Ceballos who would disagree with it rather than us?

2.) 01 Sep 2020 08:17:20
Fingers crossed it gets done! We need players with his attitude and level of passion for the game on and off the pitch. Hopefully that deal will account for the attacking midfielder signing that we want and we can then focus on a real box to box/ defensive player. This would allow Dani to stop falling so deep and put his vision to work higher up the pitch as this is where he really excels.

3.) 01 Sep 2020 10:55:28
Ceballos isn't quick enough to play further up field. He will be used as a deep midfielder again.

4.) 01 Sep 2020 11:31:46
Ceballos is certainly good enough to play as an attacking midfielder Olber. You don't have to be quick to play in the number 10 role, look at the likes of James Rodriguez, Eriksen, David Silva and so on. It's his vision, passing ability, decision making and composure that makes him a good attacking midfielder. Arteta has shown him that he is capable of being a box to box player, especially with the lack of available options and formations that we've had to play to help with our defensive frailties. He likes to be further up the pitch though and that's where he should play.

5.) 01 Sep 2020 11:45:36
Exactly Glenn. In fact I'd say attacking mid is one of the few positions where you don't need pace! Iniesta, Pirlo, de Bruyne, Cesc etc were never that quick, all time greats nonetheless.

6.) 01 Sep 2020 12:14:27
For sure wire mate. Their game isn't about pace, it's about feeding other players in and creating goal scoring opportunities.

7.) 01 Sep 2020 13:58:21
Iniesta de bruyne and cesc all far quicker than ceballos. And pirlo didn't play attacking mid.

8.) 01 Sep 2020 18:18:34
To be fair wire I don't think I'd want a clause where we have to buy him for a certain fee. Say it was 35m and he got injured for a long period of time of had a poor season. We'd still have to pay that large sum.



15 Aug 2020 13:47:33
Lots of panic it seems about Raul going. But is it a bad thing? Would love to hear Ed002's take on this. Reason being you've mentioned several times about how much of a mess the club are in with regards to the structure. I wonder if this sacking has streamlined it a bit.


{Ed002's Note - Adding a business consultant in Vinai Venkatesham as head of football at Arsenal is simply stupid.}

1.) 15 Aug 2020 14:13:25
Not the answer I was hoping for. I've seen perhaps edu and arteta will be the only ones dealing with transfers which might help. However yeah hopefully vinai is just a temporary appointment as head of football.

{Ed002's Note - Managers dont usually get involved with transfers.}

2.) 15 Aug 2020 14:55:57
Think I'm being a bit old school possible. They're more head coaches than managers these days. Thanks for your time Ed.

3.) 15 Aug 2020 18:09:28
What exactly is a head of football, does anyone know?

4.) 15 Aug 2020 19:01:25
Big yikes.



12 Aug 2020 19:46:56
Now very weird one which never see mentioned on here. Now Ed002 please don't think I'm throwing random names out there as I'm not. Someone I know who tends to be right (sometimes) about arsenal said that he heard one player we was looking at and would like to move for him next year is dybala.

Took it with a pinch of salt seeing as next year and even attempting to get dybala seemed complete rubbish. Just wondered if you'd heard of any interest in him. Appreciate any info you have or don't have.


{Ed002's Note - No, Arsenal has no interest in him at all.}

1.) 12 Aug 2020 20:45:54
Thought that was far fetched. Thanks for the reply.

2.) 13 Aug 2020 15:07:18
Wet weird you have said that and today juve have said he can leave.




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19 Sep 2020 12:06:31
Exactly the same with lacazette. I do believe we will get him this window.




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13 Sep 2020 18:19:23
Of course forgot about willian. Thanks Ed.




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13 Sep 2020 13:30:09
Can't see any interest. Saka martenelli and aubameyang have been playing on the left.


{Ed002's Note - As can Willian.}



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10 Sep 2020 12:35:14
Couldn't done it and most probably being blind but who was the first choice as always assumed partey was.

Also a good thread to say thanks to all the eds for your work and comments. Many true visitors on this site be it just to read or comment really appreciate it.




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08 Sep 2020 10:32:38
As I've said before personally I prefer martinez. However leno is a top top goalkeeper. If we get good money to reinvest where needed. What worries me is that we will need to buy another back up gk.





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21 Sep 2020 10:27:29
Thankfully. Would take a stupid amount to buy him.




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13 Sep 2020 18:20:16
Yeah hearing around 1.5m use the martinez money on a needed cm.




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13 Sep 2020 13:33:55
I agree Ed. I think under wenger he had potential then didn't progress. Then the acl injury was always going to knock him back physically and mentally. I reckon under arteta we will stay seeing him improve each week. There's a decent player there we've all seen it. No coincidence psg Barcelona and other big names have been considering him.


{Ed047's Note - 100% D, this season will hopefully get him the run of games we need then well be chuffed he never went to one of those clubs.



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13 Sep 2020 12:26:52
Exactly what Farnham has said. Course you're allowed your own opinion but it does seem you're singling out bellerin seeing as he had a good game like everyone else.


{Ed047's Note - the only thing Id say about Bellerin is that hes not kicked on as much as Id hoped but I think a solid run of games under Arteta may help that.



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12 Sep 2020 22:06:27
Its ridiculous how bellerin is becoming the new player to hate. Clearly with mustafi injured and xhaka doing well he was next in line. There was nothing wrong with his positioning and his link up play with willian was top notch today. And his ball to aubameyang in the first half was good as well.