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10 Sep 2019 15:41:30
Hello Ed's, any idea if arsenal are going to go back for Dayot Upamacano in January?


{Ed002's Note - I would not think there is any chance - I explained the cost.}

1.) 03 Sep 2019 12:30:49
Hey Jim, 3 @ the back, Tor and Guen in front of them and 3 up front. That's only 8 outfield players, maybe I'm missing something. I too have run out of patience with Xhaka, I know he's supposed to protect the back line but maybe when our back line is more competent, our defensive mids will be able to do a better job. Who would want be goalie in this set up.

2.) 03 Sep 2019 13:21:29
I totally agree Jim 3 4 3 is the sensible way forward given the players available at the moment.
Make sure you always start will 11 players by dropping Xhaka permanently.
Play 3 4 3 in every single game until Belerin and Tierney are both 100% fit and see if the players benefit from having a settled formation.
Decide your best 11 from currently available players and give them 4 or 5 games together and see what happens.
If you win 5 out of 5 leave well alone don't tinker fiddle or play about simply relax and enjoy.

3.) 10 Sep 2019 21:58:08
Thanks ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome man.}

4.) 11 Sep 2019 09:12:11
That went off topic, but yeah, forget this 3 at the back total italia 90 nonsense, the only reason that came back was cos Conte went to that setup after we gave em a tonking. COYG.

5.) 12 Sep 2019 00:57:03
3 st the back: totally whack.

6.) 12 Sep 2019 14:55:51
I am also not a fan of the 3 at the back, because we still play two wingbacks not wide midfielders as part of the 4, so its a con, its not 3-4-3 at all, its 5-2-3. What you end up with is 3 central defenders still playing narrow and effectively marking just one center-forward, with a midfield two in front getting completely dominated and overun, which is exactly what our problem is. Also play 3-4-3 and you might as well send Cabellos back to RM, as he won't start in that formation? Much prefer the extra midfielder in a 4-3-3 with Ceballos mixed in with Torr and Willock/ Guen.



21 Aug 2019 16:15:20
Would any Ed confirm if Robin Van Persie was offered a contract before he left arsenal and as to why he left?


{Ed047's Note - he said himself the other day on SS that he wasn’t offered a new contract with only a year left despite speaking to Wenger and Gazidis so he was ambitious, had the option to go to City or United as well as a European club and chose United.

1.) 21 Aug 2019 18:09:45
That's a bit different to what we were lead to think at the time! Naughty naughty Arsene who I remember at the time saying " I'm confident Robin will stay "
Both RVP and Ashley Cole were portraid as the bad guys when they left but years later Arsene said the clubs contract offer to Ashley which would have left him way behind other top players " was a misunderstanding "
It seems we wanted to cash in on both but didn't want the fans to know so allowed the players to take the flack that should have been directed at the club and Arsene all along.
Not nice that.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 07:26:23
I was a great fan of RVP as a player, but not once he opens his mouth.
In response to G62, I recall that Ashley Cole wanted the club to pay his agents fees, which the club would not do, especially as I seem to recall Cole had entered negotiations with Chelsea without the club’s consent.
Two great players that left too early, way too blearily in Cole’s case. At his peak he was one of the best LB’s in the world. RVP was older than Cole when left, if my memory serves me correctly we had seen the best of him and he only had a couple of good seasons at United, before his ability declined.

3.) 22 Aug 2019 08:30:35
Arsene himself admitted years later that Arsenal had offered Cole a contract well below that of other players but said it was a misunderstanding, it looks like now the club simply wanted to cash in on both players but didn't have the nerve to admit it at the time.
Cashing in on Rvp and Cole while giving away contracts to the long term injured and aging Rosiky Artetta Mertesacker it's little wonder we went into decline.



04 Jul 2019 13:09:50
Hello Ed's, do you expect arsenal to put in another offer for Kieran Tierney?


{Ed002's Note - Perhaps.}

1.) 04 Jul 2019 13:48:56
Thanks Ed, lol I see many arsenal supporters believing he’s already on his way to Heathrow airport.

2.) 04 Jul 2019 15:23:42
What league they in DG? :-)



03 Jul 2019 18:37:17
Hello Ed's, any truth that Monreal has left arsenal?


{Ed047's Note - There’s a variety of reports out there DG one of which is that his contract has been terminated but then that’s reported as rubbish and he’ll back for pre season on the 5th.

I’d hang on a day or so and see if the club release any info mate.

1.) 03 Jul 2019 19:41:08
It's an interesting one really if it is true because Monreal has provided us with much needed cover recently. Without a deal for Tierney or some sort of replacement announced can we really afford to let him go?

2.) 03 Jul 2019 21:56:23
Thanks Ed, hopefully he did leave, I want Tierney!



26 Jun 2019 13:49:56
Hello ed, with Arsenal's limited budget and the likelihood of us signing Saliba and loaning him back, do you think arsenal will go on to buy another centre back?


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal need someone now and need to reconsider their priorities. Save the Saliba money and let him move to Spurs and raise money through sales and fix the problem. Else Arsenal could look to Boateng as the price fits but the issue is his age.}

1.) 26 Jun 2019 15:41:07
I would be extremely surprised if we sign Saliba for a substantial fee and allow him to stay out on loan next season. Unless we rate him so highly that we are prepared to wait.

2.) 26 Jun 2019 16:31:50
Thanks Ed, can I ask you a serious question Ed, why are arsenal so stupid when it comes to transfers? It seems as if anyone can do their job better than they do it.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal have a major structural issue in the way the football side of the business is made up - and that is way nobody wanted the Sporting Director or whatever they call it position and they scraped around looking at Edu to fill the role.}

3.) 26 Jun 2019 20:01:54
Then why don’t they use their common sense and change the model?

4.) 26 Jun 2019 22:35:52
I imagine the regret was sven mislintat leaving and also hiring sanheli. If Ed. 002 can clear up what this guy actually does at the club, as you've previously said he is effectively a football administrator and how this affects the technical director role been offered about.
Cheers. X.

{Ed002's Note - The structure is horribly screwed. But I don’t want to start a witch hunt.}




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21 Oct 2019 15:04:56
I know it's early but does any Ed think that we will sign Cabellos on a permanent deal?


{Ed002's Note - Maybe.}

1.) 21 Oct 2019 18:31:36
Thanks Ed.



24 Aug 2019 18:29:21
If Sokratis weren't pulling Van Dijk's shirt that goal could of been avoided.


1.) 24 Aug 2019 19:28:20
Very true dg.

2.) 24 Aug 2019 20:10:53
To be fair with that amount of pressure your going to make mistakes, it's not that difficult to look reassured calm and collected when you only face a few attacks per game but when it's relentless someone somewhere is going to get the blame when the almost inevitable happens.



13 Aug 2019 16:29:33
Would any Ed be able to answer this question. With Emery contract having a "break" within it, when would the club decide to continue into his third year or decide that it's time to end? Does it have to be in the summer of next year, January or at anytime?


{Ed002's Note - I would expect the club and the coach to talk about it at the end of the season.}

1.) 13 Aug 2019 16:43:26
Thanks Ed, I think it’s fair to say that the club are expecting no less than top 4 especially with the extra funds they have provided in this window.

2.) 13 Aug 2019 16:46:46
I'm guessing if we get top 4 that he will stay on the 3rd year or maybe get a longer contract.

3.) 13 Aug 2019 18:22:02
Give him a bloody chance!

4.) 13 Aug 2019 18:48:21
I am giving him a chance mate, I was just interested.

5.) 13 Aug 2019 19:11:15
I'm giving him a second chance, after becoming disillusioned by him last season.
But new season new start and when all said and done he's only had one attempt so let's see what happens as this season unfolds before we worry about next season one way or the other.

6.) 13 Aug 2019 19:54:23
Personally I don't understand this second chance stuff.

Fair play to him, he took on a white elephant, when no one else wanted the job.

He is starting to get rid of wengers players who should never be at club like Arsenal . One more summer and I'd say they will all be gone.

If anyone thought this project was going to be easy then your kidding yourself.

Let's get behind emery and the club.

Josh kroenke has backed him, that's good enough for me.

7.) 13 Aug 2019 20:09:53
I'm not getting back into why I lost confidence in him last season Mark I'm just letting last season be last season and look at this season as a completely independently.
Works for me mate :-)

8.) 13 Aug 2019 20:23:33
My post wasn't directed at you John

I really believe emery can do a job for us

Where would Wenger be without the back five he inherited

Emery has not had that kick start.

9.) 13 Aug 2019 20:30:14
So far so good. Last season Emery improved on Wenger’s final season. He needs at least this season and next season to change the failing squad he inherited and impose his methods upon the club.
I just hope he is given a fair chance.

10.) 13 Aug 2019 20:48:17
I think Dick can only be judged from now, he’s had a window just for him . Last season was a free hit.

11.) 13 Aug 2019 21:24:00
Banbury he has had a season to see who he wants to stay and he wants to go.

Mesut, micky, mustafi and element will free up about 700£ a week and balance our books.

Bring the youth through and a couple of quality signings and we have the nucleus of a very good squad.

12.) 13 Aug 2019 21:40:51
I agree Mark Arsene was the perfect man to inherit George's back 5, the two managers were complete opposites with George being the sour and Arsene being the sweet but the crossover years were the perfect blend and by far out greatest ever period, certainly i'm all my years of watching.

This is Emerys time now and what happens this season is 100% on him, if we win the title or get relegated niether will be because of Arsene.
It's time to cut the boy Emery free and let him stand or fall as a man, no more blaming Arsene but equally no more trying to find slender fragments from Maitland Niles or Belerin to somehow contribute any success to Arsene either.
Let the past go and All accept it's the Dick Emery show 100% be it good or bad.

13.) 13 Aug 2019 21:57:22
Lets just hope he will get is where we wanted to and should be. Its not about giving him another chance as much we need to see much improvement especially at the back. There’s absolutely nothing personal with Emery but last season wasn’t his best but having said that that’s already behind us we look forward now as we have a much improved front and I’m happy with the back line when we are injury free also our midfield have a lot of creativity.
So we must back Emery and the team.
And if it doesn’t go our way I’m sure mark and other will have other opinion but let's be positive, the season just started and we started with 3 points and clean sheet. Looking forward to the weekend and routing for another win.

14.) 13 Aug 2019 22:11:04
99% of fans are fully on board now Moe and it's what we see that will decide if it stays that way mate.
All the talk and the predictions of doom or glory mean nothing it's what happens on the pitch from last Sunday that matters.
3pts and 3 goals better off this season after game 1 than last season, so far so very good.

15.) 13 Aug 2019 23:33:23
I like emery and wabt him to be here for at least 5 years the way he celebrated when willoc don't that tackle was great to see.

16.) 14 Aug 2019 00:50:55
Malaga it’s ok saying he’s had a season to see who he wants to keep but the truth is we couldn’t get anyone interested in some of our lot due to the fact they were paid too much for the little talent they have.

17.) 14 Aug 2019 06:37:53
It takes more than a couple of seasons to undo the damage done in the final years of the Gazidis/ Wenger era. Emery has the difficulty of adding players on a restricted budget, whilst getting players with crazy wages off the books, which isn’t an easy task. Mustafi, Mkhitaryan and Emery to name three.

18.) 14 Aug 2019 08:54:53
Back in the 20th century mangers got time and Lee Sharpes fa cup wining goal was enough to save Fergie but in the mega rich 21st century lvg got the sack to go with his fa cup success.
Would Liverpool Chelsea United City Spurs still be waiting on Xhaka to come good after 3 full seasons?
With huge sums of money in wages and fees comes huge pressure and expectation and you simply have to deliver because managers like playyes just don't get 4 or 5 years to turn things around anywhere else but Arsenal these days and I think we've learned that lessons from our mistakes witu Arsene Theo jack ect about swimming against the tide of change.



06 Aug 2019 15:36:40
Posters, hopefully if we all say "please Ed002" Ed will provide us with information before deadline, so let's reply to my post with saying "please Ed002".


{Ed047's Note - did you ever watch Die Hard 4, the bad guy had explosives fitted to the hackers computers.

Ed02 is on his way around to fit some to yours! 😂😂

1.) 06 Aug 2019 15:56:41
Except he's going to strap it to your a*se.

{Ed047's Note - 😱😂😂

2.) 06 Aug 2019 16:25:32
Pretty please with a cherry on top.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 17:02:19
DG why don't you simply kidnap Ed002 then lock him in room with just the two of you, then hit him with every weird and wonderful question you've ever thought up, I mean ever! :-) I'd give it less than 60 seconds before Ed002 cracks and tells you everything he knows:-) .

4.) 06 Aug 2019 17:02:35
Sorry ed that last reply was only meant as a joke, it was not appropriate.

{Ed047's Note - No worries MG I’ve deleted it for you.



05 Aug 2019 20:59:10
Great podcast ed001, was very enjoyable! You didn't answer my question because your superstitious so you kinda owe me now! lol. So my question is, do you expect arsenal to sign anyone else in this transfer window?


{Ed001's Note - cheers Dags glad you enjoyed it. I did answer your question, kind of! But in answer to this question, yes I do. The worry isn't this window, it is what happens in future ones if this is not enough to break back into the Champions League. There is still a hefty mortgage on the stadium needing to be paid after all!}

1.) 06 Aug 2019 13:29:49
Thanks Ed, I’m hoping for Upamecano! Do you think it will happen?!?

{Ed001's Note - not at the price they are asking.}

2.) 06 Aug 2019 14:22:58
Thanks Ed, I really hope we get him! Seems like a beast of a player.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 16:27:11
Is the stadium not paid off yet?




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10 Sep 2019 21:58:08
Thanks ed.


{Ed002's Note - You are welcome man.}



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




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08 Aug 2019 09:56:58
A bit disappointed in that, from Upamecano to David Luiz! Do you expect that to be our last bit of business Ed?


{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't expect there to be time to do anything else.}



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07 Aug 2019 19:32:40
Centre backs Ed?




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06 Aug 2019 12:09:02
Ed I never throw it in your face mate, you should know that.


{Ed002's Note - Others will.}




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21 Oct 2019 18:31:36
Thanks Ed.




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25 Sep 2019 23:17:15
I’m going to put my neck on the line- ARSENAL TO WIN ON PENALTIES!




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13 Aug 2019 18:48:21
I am giving him a chance mate, I was just interested.




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13 Aug 2019 16:43:26
Thanks Ed, I think it’s fair to say that the club are expecting no less than top 4 especially with the extra funds they have provided in this window.