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08 Aug 2019 21:06:44
Hearing some contract news maybe on the horizon! Lacca and auba. Must say great transfer window from arsenal and especially raul. Thanks to all the eds as well during the window.


{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

1.) 08 Aug 2019 22:02:00
Don't forget Wesley 16 mate:-) .
As always cheers Edwards one and all

And Wesley.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 00:00:33
Thanks again Ed’s, I know you all secretly love me!

3.) 09 Aug 2019 07:37:13
Very good transfer window in all accounts thanks for all the the hard work Ed’s and good look to the lads who went out on loan Eddie Nketiah will come back a better player.

4.) 09 Aug 2019 16:09:58
DG if I were you I would disappear for a while at least until late December lol. Just kidding dude.



25 Jul 2019 22:51:27
Hearing from various people that the Tierny deal has progressed well today and the clubs are only a few million away from agreeing a deal. In my opinion I can see this going ahead.


1.) 25 Jul 2019 23:40:46
With these last 2 signings, it should be easier to attract players.

2.) 25 Jul 2019 23:51:20
Ed also are Arsenal interested in Pepe? In a sense they’re looking to buy.

{Ed002's Note - You can easily search to find the answer. Pepe will not be moving to Arsenal.}

3.) 26 Jul 2019 14:08:35
He’s gone to Napoli.

4.) 27 Jul 2019 12:35:55
Term agreed with arsenal sky are saying and will be done soon. 72 mill fee agreed and apparently he turned down Tottenham as well. I don’t get it as no one said he was of interest to arsenal? Proper under the radar of everyone in here.



10 Jul 2019 19:51:12
So it's looking like we're turning our attention away from Zaha as we can't afford him or don't want to pay the money required. Must say this whole transfer ordeal has been awful from us in my opinion.


1.) 10 Jul 2019 19:56:58
It’s the same every year shambles of a club.

2.) 10 Jul 2019 20:24:09
Dont worry Belerin and Holding returning will be like 2 new signings plus there are no players available who could improve us anyway :-)
On a serious note, still 4 weeks to go to deadline day so all panicking is jumping the gun a bit, lots of players have been at the Copa America and African Nations cup including Zaha, although not all our targets will be involved in these tournaments other clubs targets may will be and lots of clubs want replacements lined up before being happy to sell.
I'm pretty sure come the 8th of August people will be feeling a bit brighter about things.

3.) 10 Jul 2019 21:47:06
Personally not panicking as there is a long time to go. Just seems this whole Zaha was pointless. Unsettle a player and get him to want to come us. And never really make any serious offer.

4.) 10 Jul 2019 22:18:15
He's still on international duty 16 mate, once he's home I'm sure things will hot up, I very much doubt we simply went out of our way to upset another club we may or may not want to do business with in future for absolutely no reason mate.

5.) 11 Jul 2019 07:58:47
31 days I think so that’s not long.

6.) 11 Jul 2019 16:47:17
Not at the bloody pace our negotiation team work at 😂.

7.) 11 Jul 2019 17:35:43
62 mate, when I started reading your post I almost thought wow arsene is joining the site, then I read your name 😂.

Its not panicking its just seems luke we are all over the place. But it’s possible that we are working behind closed doors.
The media is doing a great job confusing out of the arsenal fans with every day there’s a new name comes up.
As you say, leta wait and see and what’s the worst could happen, keep Mustafi?

8.) 12 Jul 2019 08:55:59
Hi Moe mate, the quotes of Arsene live long in the memory due to the amount of times we all heard the same ones :-) .
We have 3 choices as I see it mate, believe all the negative stories and get upset, choose to think positive and risk being disappointed or wait and see.
Because in reality there isn't much to go on regards history of Arsenal/ Emery partnership I think wait and see is the sensible option.
Arsene had trotted out the same old lines and played the same old Benzema Higguian Mbappe cards so often it was pretty predictable what was about to unfold each summer but this new regime We simlpy don't know about and there is only one way to find out how they do things and that's watching what they do this summer.
So far no crazy unbelievable quotes from Emery so fingers crossed.



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.




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01 Sep 2019 21:47:54
Had a flick through on here and pretty much everything has been mentioned. Two things I'd like to add is firstly the positive. Wasn't guendozi brilliant today. To think he's only 20.

And a negative. Why on earth did emery bring miki on. Sanchez was struggling at rb. It was their weak point. Why bring him on and not nelson someone who'd run at him and a natural winger.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 22:01:29
Yes mate Guendouzi was absolutely brilliant and Pepe will score lots of goals as Lacasette and Pea already do.
We've conceded 31 shots in our opening two home games so we are going to need all 3 of them firing on all cylinders to realise Emerys 5 3 dream score on a regular basis :-)

2.) 01 Sep 2019 22:21:18
Im afraid we have an disease at this club that was started by bringing xhaka and mustaffi to the team and caused an epidemic. To stop an epidemic desease, you have eradicate all the sources. Until that happens we will need pepe auba and lacca to be on top form, every game.

3.) 01 Sep 2019 22:28:49
Just out of interest Steve do you still think Emery is the man to cure our long standing ailments?
To me he has so much more in common with Arsene than any other manager I seen.

4.) 01 Sep 2019 23:42:43
Gunner, Emery is our boss, he is the one to replace wenger, for some, that job is not possible. For me he improved us last year, minutely admittedly. Wenger was a legend in the first ten years but slowly sent this great club into decline, i expect the ascent will also be slow as well. Support the guy, the Emirates is alive again after being in a state of doom and gloom. We have to be realistic, we aren't going to challenge Liverpool or citeh, at least this season but top four has to be our first aim or Europa success, this season. He had a massive job on his hands after the state we were left in. I think he can at least get us back in the top four, i think he likes attacking football at the expense of defence but ultimately if we are getting better at getting results we can't ask for more, if we aren't, he will be out, i have no doubt. If we improve again this season our position in the league like last, for me, that is job done and onto next, if not, next manager please. I am happy so far and yes i see no reason why he should not be given time to try and improve us. Young players like Gouendouzi and willock are doing ok and he is helping them, when we seemed to be going a bit stale on getting young up coming talent to progress. I think when we get Bellerin, Holding and Tierney back, he maybe will get players like holding and Tierney improving also. If that is the case, happy days, if not, not happy days. All i can say is all this season will be ups and downs but the ups have to outweigh the downs for us to be happy at the end of it. I don't think for the record, he is anything like Wenger. He is proactive not reactive and he's not frightened to actually change things, like formations and personell. My big problem with him is what does he see in xhaka!

5.) 01 Sep 2019 23:58:42
Just for the record gunner, its all about opinion but there was one person on here who didn't want klopp to be our manager because he didn't know how to build a team that can defend. In fact he slagged him off vehemently. He said he was a clown and was an awful manager. Didn't you Sy LOL. So there's hope for Emery yet LOL.

6.) 02 Sep 2019 07:10:37
Sensible and intelligent comments Steve. There is much I like about Emery and he had/ has an almost total rebuild to do. The best starting 11 would now comprise of mainly his signings:
Sokratis Luiz Tierney
Torreira Guendouzi Ceballos

Add in Bellerin at RB from the previous manager’s players, add Lacazette and Aubameyang to complete the team. I would argue that Bellerin could also be replaced with a RB that can defend.
I like the fact Emery has promoted Freddie to 1st team duty and demoted Bould to the youth set up.
He has also weeded out players that were not good enough and promoted youth to the first team. We have only lost this season to the CL winners and drawn with the CL runners up. He must however sort out the defensive side, perhaps when the 3 is njured defenders retire will see an improvement.

7.) 02 Sep 2019 08:46:27
Fair comment Steve I was just interested in how you felt about him now days.
Personally I think if he chilled out and worked on 1 or 2 systems consistently for a couple of months and played the same team as much as possible we would get some kind of pattern the players would understand know and become comfortable with.
He seems to think he has to out wit his opposing manager in every game and frightened of being predicable, apparently Cellabos only found out just before the game he wasn't starting so I presume the rest of the squad only found out the stating 11 at the same time, was Emery so frightened Poch might find out his plans? Or wasn't he sure of the side himself until the last minute?
I definitely think he overthinks everything and as a consequence over complicates things for others around him.
He should put up signs all over his house office car that say KEEP IT SIMPLE Unai.

8.) 02 Sep 2019 12:17:14
You maybe are right gunner but that's is his style, i think. that's maybe why he's a bit marmite. Last season he was like it and were just 2 wins from doing the double. i'm sure it will be a rollercoaster this year as well, if we get a coconut at the end, everyone will be happy (well nearly everyone) but if we dont, i think he will be moved on.

9.) 02 Sep 2019 17:15:39
I'm extremely happy with that arrangement Steve, top 4 he stays below top 4 he goes. Sounds cool to me.

10.) 02 Sep 2019 18:00:21
Gunner, top four or points improvement and Europa win is within our compass. Its a results and trophy business. We have no excuses not to be in the CL next season. Emery hasn't succeeded for us yet but he hasn't failed either. I would have more confidence in him than Ole and Lampard (although i believe Lampard will make a top manager eventually) poch has his problems but outside the top two toots and us should be top four this season. I do predict Leicester will be a massive threat this year to top 6, how much will remain to be seen.

11.) 02 Sep 2019 18:30:05
Great post Steve.

12.) 02 Sep 2019 21:57:07
Steve, good to see you found your nuts again. I was concerned about you. yes, I did give Klopp some stick and you also missed off that I stuck up for Xhaka. Think I pointed that out on here just the other day that I’m quite often wrong and pigheaded but come on here to set me straight. Acknowledging that is a strength. At the time Klopp probably deserved it, must have read my post and made adjustments - I should take credit for his achievements 😉.

13.) 02 Sep 2019 22:11:40
Sy, you weren't the only one taken in by the fraudster. Lol. And yes you did say the other day, you got it wrong about klopp. Look you didn't rate him and that was your opinion, no shame in that. You got xhaka wrong and that is unforgivable. LOL.



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.




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01 Sep 2019 21:43:03
To be fair if you read his goodbye message doesn't he say about wanting to go back home. Guy just went about it in a more dignified way than someone else did.




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07 Aug 2019 10:58:51
Na just my wife's boyfriend I think.




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07 Aug 2019 07:54:08
Upamecano has a good change of joining now or in the January transfer window. the club are confident on that. If its January someone should come in now. Not sure who.

Tierny might not be likely if that's the case but I am hearing if he doesn't happen coutinho may well happen. Clubs aware which is more important but see coutinho as a rare oppertunity so might take advantage and sacrifice what we need.

Guy that told me that is usually reliable but we shall see.




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04 Aug 2019 22:24:43
I must say it does make me laugh that when we sign pepe so many was quick to praise raul. But the thought of getting coutinho and not sorting the defence will be emerys fault. Make up you mind guys either they're both his ideas or neither. Which I belive is the latter.




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29 Jul 2019 23:50:10
Yeah been in the media last few days. Not that I take much notice of what they say.





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07 Aug 2019 07:55:21
Gunner62 he is standing in the arsenal top and takes it off and throws it onto the floor revealing the bourdoux top.




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28 Jul 2019 21:46:48
Who's pepe cahill. Never heard of him.




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26 Jul 2019 09:53:25
Oh yeah I totally agree with your point on holding. We really do need a cb. Holding isn't anywhere near a top cb and who knows if he can make it that far but regardless of rather see him in the line up than mustafi. I'd even happily give medley a game instead of mustafi.




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25 Jul 2019 22:50:02
We do need a cb. But if not it doesn't mean we will be stuck with mustafi. We have Chambers holding Greek lad I can't be bothered to Google the spelling and sokratis. Mustafi could well be 4th choice. I do however feel Gary cahill would be a good shout on a year contract.




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17 Jul 2019 01:06:29
I did hear from someone usually reliable that soares and carbella will be coming as it stands.