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27 May 2021 14:06:04
Interesting news from the journalist ramano who is usually spot on. Said xhaka has offers to leave as does bellerin. Also willian will 100% be leaving. Going to be a busy summer.


1.) 27 May 2021 14:26:29
Massive summer D16 which could see us revolutionise the squad entirely. It's great but only works if we buy sensibly. Soumare for example - moving to Leicester for what 21m? We need 4 or 5 sharp signings like that imo.

2.) 27 May 2021 14:33:55
I'm reading Mourinho is after Granit 16.

3.) 27 May 2021 18:45:50
Glenn, d’ya know what. I was thinking the same mate Soumare for £21m is an absolute steal. Leicester are about to work miracles once again by the looks of it.

They really do remind me of Arsenal of old, the way the clubs run, the way they conduct themselves and there scouting network is unreal.

4.) 27 May 2021 19:36:14
I wish Granit to stay I think he’s a good enough player and could improve slightly he’s just too cautious. He may be humble enough to play some supporting role loves the club and have experience.

People on here were wishing Holding be sold in the summer and I warned we may need him from January onwards, which proves to be the case. Although we have less games to play next season I think we need an experience or more solid defender.

Pepe will continue to improve as his psychology change, maybe it’s having a child and wanting to create a legacy plus it appears he’s getting extra in training.

My reservation is in the striker position because PEA has been found out. Keep him to his left and not let him get the ball on his right and he will fizzle out especially losing pace as he aged.



16 Apr 2021 10:12:30
Looking forward to that shark pod Ed! Just wondering if you had any transfer info on Eduardo Camavinga. I keep seeing arsenal. Linked with him and meant to be quite the talent!


{Ed002's Note - He certainly will not be moving to Arsenal.}

1.) 16 Apr 2021 10:36:38
Because we are crap Ed or because we aren’t interested?

2.) 16 Apr 2021 12:02:01
Thanks Ed. Probably just the usual click bait rumours. Meant to be a really good player.

3.) 16 Apr 2021 15:11:00
Dags where was you last night when we was superb?

Or do you only turn up when things are not good?

4.) 17 Apr 2021 03:56:41
I do not think we will get him but Edd I am sure you said Pepe would definitely not be moving to Arsenal at one point.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, no problem. Obviously I have been misleading you so I won't provide any more information to the Arsenal page.}

5.) 17 Apr 2021 11:16:30
Just be honest mate. Beating one team doesn’t mean anything, let’s not be naive.

6.) 18 Apr 2021 11:19:34
Well done RG.



03 Oct 2020 12:27:38
Still getting people usually spot on telling me aoaur and partey will joining. Leaving it late aren't we.


1.) 03 Oct 2020 12:30:56
Hi Ed, with Marc Roca now going to Bayern, do you still expect Atletico to want arsenal to pay the release clause? Or do they have another replacement in mind?

{Ed002's Note - It changes nothing.}

2.) 03 Oct 2020 12:59:25
I font think we will mate.

3.) 03 Oct 2020 13:05:29
Thanks ed.

4.) 03 Oct 2020 17:10:59
D16, we don't have enough players leaving to be able to bring 2 in bud.

5.) 03 Oct 2020 20:29:56
Glenn is absolutely right here.
We are at 19 in our squad with Non HG Above 21 players whereas it can only be 17.

So we need 4 to leave to get 2 in. Even if we had all the cash.

Torreira, Kolasinac, Sokratis are the closest out.

Means we can only sign 1 even if all 3 leave.

Not being able to Move These 3 early, add Mustafi, Chambers, Ozil, Matteo to this might be the reason we did leave it this late?

Would be interesting as to which 2 we sell or leave out of our squad if it doesn't happen till the end. We might be forced to let Torreira join AM for a loan fee without Partey/ replacement by the likes of it.

Mismanagement in all levels by the hierarchy in place at the club.
Eds were right about it being a mess all along!



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, he’d be unreal. He looks like he would be a good investment/ buy if an opportunity arises, no? Tell me we’re 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 - I’m pretty sure eds 002 said PSG and City were talking to his people...I’ve eulogized about this kid for ages he’s a monster of a CB...Theres more chance of Arsenal Wenger playing for spurs than Upamecano signing for the Gunners mate.




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03 Jun 2021 11:27:18
Quite a few reports saying arsenal have approached Luis campos. Wondering if Ed002 has heard this or has any idea which club he seems to be heading too. Would be a great appointment in my opinion however can't see it happening especially with edu being at the club.


{Ed002's Note - Luis Campos has held talks with three sides about his future - these don't include Arsenal. If Edu were to leave perhaps there would be interest.}

1.) 03 Jun 2021 12:39:15
Would certainly be a better appointment would you agree Ed? Thank you for your reply it's good to see you back on the page 👍.



23 May 2021 23:41:05
Shout out to pepe again. Really started to hit a good bit of form when he was played week in week out.

Obviously not justifying that fee yet but part of me does believe there's a world class player in there. Somewhere.


1.) 23 May 2021 23:52:14
Past is gone and now is everything in football and right now Pepe is doing really well.
Hopefully next season we will be able to say the same about Partey and Gabriel too.

2.) 24 May 2021 02:55:11
He has been wonderful this season. Price tag was not his fault - performances were, and he's made them count lately. Pepe up front or on one wing and Saka on the other, Gabi and ESR buzzing around. Partey behind. Looking forward to it!

3.) 24 May 2021 08:17:00
Big shout out to Pepe - looking forward to seeing him next year.

Also been a few nice positives this season - Tierney, ESR, Saka, Willock at NUFC. also Chambers at RB and Gabriel.

Really hoping Partey pushes on from a difficult mixed season and to be fair there’s been some nice moments from him. A consistent CDM partnership and a decent run will be key for him and the team

COYG - the Cannon is back and we are ready to start firing again.

4.) 24 May 2021 08:29:20
I do think partey gets a bit of a pass for one bad season. Injuries really haven't helped him.

5.) 24 May 2021 08:35:32
Ive been a big fan of Pepe all season. I do see a great player there already. 16 goals is a fantastic return for a bit-part player. definitely took him some time to adapt, but if he continues this form next season he is a match winner. Fingers crossed he did his agent duties with Bissouma at full time. Looked interesting.

6.) 24 May 2021 09:51:32
Hold my hands up ( as you do when you`re caught bang to rights ) I posted he was a `shocking` player. He`s one of those players who takes time to settle I guess and he has been very impressive recently - still can give ball away cheaply - but he can finish . Long may he continue to improve COYG.

7.) 24 May 2021 20:22:35
I think we should add Holding to that positive list. He has been fantastic once he got a run in the team. Steve Bould in the news the last few days, but from a footballing perspective we may have found our new Steve Bould. Holding may not be the loudest player on the pitch, but he just gets on with it, just like Bould used to be. Plus he got voted the best 2 good 2 bad on MoTD2 which was quite funny.

8.) 24 May 2021 21:37:15
A true defender Epping - terrible distribution but good defender. Still remember that epic fa cup final game he had with Per. He’s had a decent season

Lots of positives.



02 May 2021 14:13:35
Anyone else really disappointed ceballos is playing. Personally see no reason to play him again this season. He won't be here next season, has been abysmal with multiple mistakes this season. Why not play a youngster instead.


1.) 02 May 2021 14:23:34
Couldnt agree more D16.
An utter waste of a squad number.
Why not play youngsters?

What does it say about Joel Lopez that we don’t even give him a chance now?




26 Apr 2021 12:36:47
Obviously talk on here and social media have been dominated by kroenke being told to sell up but one thing I'm not seeing much of is what kind of owner he is viewed as for his American football team. Is he liked? Does he invest in them? Anyone here follow American football or from America and know what their opinions of him seem to be like.


1.) 26 Apr 2021 13:24:18
He has a huge interest in American sports and owns the Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids as well as Arsenal. The Rams fans have deemed him a 'hero' which was probably due to them making the Superbowl in 2019. They lost though.
I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere as well that the new SoFi Stadium was privately funded by the Rams owners, with a construction cost of nearly $5b. I might be wrong though.
In my opinion he has no interest in the success of Arsenal FC so long as he continues to make money from the club. Josh on the other hand is a football fan but I guess he just plays puppet to Stan.

2.) 26 Apr 2021 13:50:35
American here. It's important to note that the concept of ownership is perceived quite differently here than in the UK and Europe. Since our professional leagues are structured as a fixed set of teams, the profits are all shared rather equally among teams and there is less focus on owners putting in their own money. We also have the draft system where players coming out of university are drafted into professional leagues, with the poorest performing teams picking first, so this is intended to organically cycle talent in and out of teams. All this is to say that an owner is generally judged on being active in the decision-making at the team, employing a good management team and being in touch with the fanbase, with less emphasis on whether they were willing to put up the money for star players. Overall I would say overall there is less criticism of owners here.

With that said, Kroenke has a reputation as one of the worst owners in all of US sports. I follow football more closely than American sports, and could name maybe 5 other owners across all American sports, but I knew of Kroenke even before he became majority owner of Arsenal. He has a set of teams in Colorado that are known to be perennially mediocre, largely due to a lack of attention. He simply doesn't care about the success of the team and sees them as appreciating assets as the appeal of the wider sport grows (sound familiar? ) .

The NFL team he owns is an exception to this - it seems to be a team managed with the intention of sporting success. However, its important to note that Kroenke took over the Rams when they were based in St. Louis, which is his own hometown, and then pushed to move them out of St. Louis into L. A. Now, there were issues with the stadium infrastructure in St. Louis and obviously L. A. is a larger fan base, but there are other successful sports teams in St. Louis, so its not that the city can't support a team. Kroenke was also known for lying to fans about a desire to stay in St. Louis and during the final years was given the "Silent Stan" nickname because he refused to communicate openly with the fans (again, the fans of his hometown) about the team's plans. My guess is that the recent success of the team is to ensure they establish themselves in L. A., at which point they can return to mediocrity.

All this to say - he has shown time and again he has no interest in sport, only as an asset class. The sporting regulators must decide whether this attitude is permissible, or whether sports are for the public good and require more involved owners.

{Ed014's Note - thanks for the insight YG much appreciated

3.) 26 Apr 2021 13:53:51
I don't think it went down too well with the fans when he moved the Rams from St Louis to LA!

4.) 26 Apr 2021 14:19:57
Thank you YG! Sounds like the same old Stan we know!

5.) 26 Apr 2021 15:06:51
Thank you YG, your insight is much appreciated.

6.) 26 Apr 2021 16:52:57
Thanks YG. Exactly what I was hoping to learn when I posted this.

7.) 26 Apr 2021 17:00:05
Another interesting point to add - when the Rams were based in St. Louis they were known for having some of the highest ticket prices, despite being one of the worst performing teams, one of the worst stadiums and being based in a comparatively lower cost city than other teams. Again, something that is not unfamiliar to us Arsenal fans. This obviously further drove down attendance, which was used as an argument for moving the team to L. A.

There is a clear pattern with KSE's ownership. Which is why, despite my strong personal objection to the Super League, from my view the PL governing body has only itself to blame - they invited this type of ownership in, and either performed no due diligence or saw the pattern but didn't recognize what the end-goal would be (i. e. the ESL which would have replicated the American model which minimizes financial risk for owners above all else) .

8.) 26 Apr 2021 17:05:27
Daaaamn didn’t realise he owned the Denver Nuggets too 😳 fingers in all the pies this guy eh.



22 Apr 2021 21:52:58
Obviously it's been talked to death but one thing I keep seeing on various sports news sites is how disgusted and annoyed the other 14 clubs are with us and the others. One quoted to saying arsenal are absolutely disgraceful.

Let's not kid ourselves here I bet if you asked the other 14 clubs owners to join that super league most would have jumped at the chance. I'm thankful for us fans it hadn't gone through. But the fa, uefa and other clubs acting like they aren't money orientated is just ridiculous. Pull the other one!


1.) 22 Apr 2021 22:24:21
I totally agree with that D, this time last year Karen Brady wanted the season to be null and void, why because West Ham were in danger of being relegated if the season resumed, would Karen Brady want this season null and void if football was suspended for 3 months?

Ťhe people I most admire are those who are able to rise above self interest and do the right thing even when it's not always in thier own personal interests to do so.

I am sure the vast majority of those 14 totally disgusted premier league clubs if offered the chance would vote in favour of a 5 year relegation amnesty for all existing premier clubs, equally important am sure there would be very small minority who would do the right thing and vote against such a proposal because they genuinely believe in fairness.

2.) 22 Apr 2021 23:17:20
Also everyone banging on about the fairness of the current system, with relegation and promotion, and that anyone can win the Champions League etc is an absolute croc. Football is already split, and anyone who doesn’t believe that should look at who has won the Premier League, Spanish League, Italian league, German league and especially the Champions League since 2000, virtually a clean sweep for those 12 clubs and BM and Dortmund in Germany. ( except Spurs who contribute nil point! ) So yes, pat yourself on the back of you think the system works because Leicester won that single Premier league, or if West Ham do qualify for the Champions league, but of course both will just be fodder in the actual CL and could never win it. How can i say that, well I just look at statistics and Leicester’s last foray. Ironically the competition with a better spread of winners, not dominated by just the bigger clubs, is the poor mans Europa League, who most would turn their nose up for, but yet can at least can show teams away from the top tier, like Seville, as multiple winners.

3.) 23 Apr 2021 07:43:20
But it is possible for others to win and most important the mighty to fall with our current system Epping mate.

The exhibition Theatre league wanted to take away both possibilities.

4.) 23 Apr 2021 18:00:26
That’s a good post Epping. And exactly what I was trying to stress some days ago.

Did these well oiled machines really wanted to start this ESL without doing the necessary PR work or were they sending a threat to UEFA re the new CL format starting 2024 in needing a greater slice of the cake.




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09 Jun 2021 23:22:23
Tosin apparently has a 10m release clause or something. If true we had been liked with him. Also hearing we are looking at a young Brazilian rb named vanderson. Although must admit I've no idea on who he is or what he is like.




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09 Jun 2021 10:05:00
Thanks Ed. If you ever find out would love to know but no worries if not.




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09 Jun 2021 01:06:03
I'd imagine we will see more of azeez next season. Out of interest Ed I'm not sure if it's something you'd know about but any idea which u23 players we're looking to promote into the first team next season to cover some of these exits instead of looking in the transfer market. I'm guessing balogun and azeez will be.


{Ed002's Note - I would need to ask I am afraid.}



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08 Jun 2021 21:25:33
Obviously not saying we will sign both of them but with guendouzi xhaka leaving the club. Plus odegaards loan ending surely a minimum of 2 midfielders will come in. Also willock may well leave. Lot of work to be done.




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07 Jun 2021 16:22:01
We should be looking to go forward into a new era not backwards.





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12 Jun 2021 22:13:06
Was horrible to watch. I wish I turned over straight away but I had to watch in hope of some news. Well done to all those involved in saving his life.

I do also hope whoever decided to film the cpr or his wife crying is held accountable. Was very traumatic to watch I don't understand why the BBC didn't cut the studio.




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09 Jun 2021 01:09:56
Eds going to have Mike and the mechanics looking over my shoulder in his head for years now 😂.




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08 Jun 2021 12:16:48
Must be honest with the names we are being linked with this really seems like a cheap alternative.




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05 Jun 2021 19:40:56
Must admit Ed it has surprised me to see so many fans arrogant that buendia is going to villa. I mean it could be a number of things. They made a better offer or they made him feel more wanted. Or he just preferred them over us.

Personally I'm hoping perhaps we have other targets in mind and wasn't willing to match villas great offer. Either way congrats to them and time for us to move on. Lots of time left in the transfer window, don't believe it's even opened yet 😂.




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05 Jun 2021 18:31:07
Judge the guys at the end of the window. If they feel 40m is too much (which I agree with) perhaps they have other targets in mind.