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16 May 2020 12:50:55
Ed knowing that you're very knowledgable on arsenals financial situation and players we are looking at, what in your opinion on how arsenal should approach this summer in transfers?

Also do you know what is happening with Torreira in Maitlan-Niles in terms of transfers?


{Ed002's Note - The issue with the finances is well known - but Arsenal need a left back and will likely need a striker. Layvin Kurzawa (LWB) and Odsonne Edouard (S) look reasonble options - plus Mari and perhaps Soares.

What happens with Maitland-Niles may be dependent on whether Arsenal take up their option on Cedric Soares - it would be a kick in the gonads for the kid and he may have to think about other options. Lucas Torreira (DM/CM) has told the club he wants to leave and his agent is already working on trying to find interest in Italy.}

1.) 16 May 2020 14:14:30
Thanks Ed. Maybe things have changed but didn’t you think that Kurzawa was a bad option before? I think it’s bad option knowing that we have Tierney, Kolasinac and Saka.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps they will all leave?}

2.) 16 May 2020 14:37:20
Should be keeping Saka and Tierney in my opinion. Do you know if the Leicester links are true for Tierney? Would be weird considering he hasn’t even played a season.

{Ed002's Note - If they lose Chilwell he is one of the LBs of interest. Allow him to kickstart his career. Saka is not a LB really.}

3.) 16 May 2020 14:58:12
Thanks Ed for the info! I know you travel a lot so stay safe mate.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}

4.) 17 May 2020 04:01:59
Arteta spoke really highly of tieny in a recent interview praising his attitude and hard work ethic and if I remember rightly went on say he's one of the best he’s trained. I guess ED, regarding transfers, until we know who’s leaving, aubamayang, Sako, ozil, sokratis we can't really plan our moves. Patrey is key is Torreira is off.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal's problem is money and mismanagement of the business.}

5.) 17 May 2020 12:44:54
Arsenal want a left back? Are we planning to field a team of 11 left backs?
That is crazy stuff.

6.) 17 May 2020 13:24:25
Ed, you constantly say how badly the club's business is carried out - can't argue with you there based on what's happened! However, do you not see an improvement with the younger Kroenke and the new management team in place? It seems that when coupled with Arteta as manager we can have a serious expectation of improvement?

{Ed002's Note - No, there are a mass of other individuals in the mix as well.}

7.) 20 May 2020 07:48:37
Ed002 is there nobody with enough influence who can sort out the mess at the club? Seems counter-productive to run a club/ business this way.

{Ed002's Note - Head of Football Raul Sanllehi decided it was a shambles of a set up and walked out - Steve Rowley had previously done the same for the same reason and indeed Sven Mislintat. The club are not addressing it.}

8.) 20 May 2020 19:55:24
I didn't realise Raul Sanllehi had quit Ed002! I guess the person/ people pulling the strings are either too stuck in their ways/ too uninterested/ too complacent or just don't love Arsenal 😔.

{Ed002's Note - Sorry - not RS.}



12 May 2020 10:11:03
Hi Ed, do you know if arsenal are interested in Adrien Rabiot? There's reports of him being linked to arsenal on load because Juventus don't want him?


{Ed002's Note - Adrien Rabiot (CM/DM) sick of the whining already - but could potentially be offered as part of an exchange could be offered as part of a deal for Pogba or another.}

1.) 12 May 2020 11:15:20
Thanks ed.

2.) 14 May 2020 13:21:01
Ed any idea of Saka is signing a new contract? And is there nothing new will Aubameyang because he’s not being linked to clubs anymore. thanks pal.

{Ed002's Note - I have little or no interest in contracts but one thing which is coming more and more common is kids wanting guarantees of game time. He should stay where he is for now. Aubameyangadingdong will have no shortage of options.}

3.) 14 May 2020 15:39:47
Thanks Ed.



06 May 2020 09:11:49
Hi Ed has any changed with Thomas Partey? There's so many reports saying that he wants to join, any idea if it's true or if anything has changed?


{Ed002's Note - Thomas Partey (DM) Atletico Madrid are not looking to let him leave but AM are in a significant debt issue and know that Llorennte, Saul, Partey and Lemar are the options to open up the opporunity to raise money - yet the interest of sides is a light year from serious. They may be able to ease the immediate strain with the help of Chelsea. Manchester City have had a discussion about Saul but he could easily be priced out of a move. I am not aware of anything changing in respect of Arsenal making an approach to Atletico for the player.}

1.) 06 May 2020 09:46:33
Thanks Ed, I think we all know it’s unlikely because we don’t have the money.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal need to raise money by selling - if they do wish to look to TP then they might need to look to persuade Atletico to accept Lacazette (who they are interested in - but not first choice) as part of the deal.}

2.) 06 May 2020 13:39:49
Thanks Ed, I thought so.



29 Apr 2020 14:18:55
Hi Ed, you most recently said arsenal want Aubameyang to stay, reports yesterday were saying he has done a U turn and now wants to stay. Has anything changed since you last told us that he will be leaving?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of anything having changed to make him sign a new contract.}

1.) 29 Apr 2020 15:00:57
Thanks Ed, probably click-bait.

{Ed002's Note - People can change their mind.}



15 Apr 2020 18:28:15
Hi Ed, I saw your most recent post about Thomas Partey. I wanted to see if there's an update, so many newspaper outlets in Spain are saying arsenal have made an offer.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any change with Thomas Partey in respect of Arsenal.}

1.) 15 Apr 2020 19:20:49
Thanks Ed, he’ll probably sign a new deal.

{Ed002's Note - Will he, OK.}

2.) 15 Apr 2020 21:28:00
One thing is for sure, we don’t have the money to sign him!

3.) 16 Apr 2020 02:24:26
How about the availability of Lacazette? You said he’s settled now on an earlier post but do arsenal want him off the books?

{Ed002's Note - Alexandre Lacazette (S) wanted a new start elsewhere but seemed to have settled before the season was halted. I have no idea what Arsenal want, and neither do many of the players seemingly. It would not be a surprise if he were to leave if a suitable buyer could be found - but interest in him has been slim.}

4.) 16 Apr 2020 07:07:25
Ed i know you said we are full on centre backs but do we have an interest in Axel Disasi?

{Ed002's Note - The summer after Disasi turned 18 Arsenal were advised to buy him by a scout they have since sacked but he left Paris for Reims. He would certainly bbe cheap but Arsenal have as we know been looking around the bottom of the market even though they are overrun with CBs and have Holding back fit now and Saliba arriving. Everyday there seems to be another story about Arsenal and second rate CBs (the likes of Walce and Matviyenko). It seems like buying for the sake of it, but there has been previous interest in him so it is possible. Not Home Grown which is perhaps where the club should be looking.}

5.) 16 Apr 2020 07:57:46
Ed’s reply brilliant.

6.) 16 Apr 2020 11:14:58
Same, thanks Ed, great reply!

{Ed002's Note - Don't forget how close Arsenal are to the non HG limit of 17 players. Right now there are 16 NHG of 17 over 21 allowed:

Alexandre Lacazette
Bernd Leno
Cedric Soares (Loan)
Dani Ceballos (Loan)
David Luiz
Granit Xhaka
Kieran Tierney
Lucas Torreira
Matteo Guendouzi
Mesut Oezil
Nicolas Pepe
Pablo Marí (Loan)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Sead Kolasinac
Shkodran Mustafi

7.) 16 Apr 2020 12:33:06
This might indicate that we will push to offload a few players isn’t it Ed? Do you have a list of HG players arsenal are looking at?

{Ed002's Note - I think you are expecting far more changes than there will actually be. Right now Arsenal have money issues as I have explained. These came from stupidity and paying well over the odds for a player. They have the additional problem of other non-HG players returning from loan - Konstantinos Mavropanos (yest another CB), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (who Arsenal need to reduce the asking price for), Mohamed Elneny (if the option is not taken up). Add to that I expect another non-HG player in Layvin Kurzawa to arrive as a free agent, it is clear the club is in a mess with players, with finances and with the management structure. The club will have no European football next season and are still stuck in mid table. They should be looking at shoring things up and certainly not just buying for the sake of it.}

8.) 16 Apr 2020 13:15:38
Thanks Ed, you know how to brighten up my day. :)

{Ed002's Note - The club needs to sort itself out.}

9.) 16 Apr 2020 13:49:37
It’s frustrating Ed because there’s obviously something wrong so why aren’t they doing anything about it, unless it’s hard to sort out or something, it’s just annoying mate.

{Ed002's Note - I appreciate it is difficult for Arsenal supporters but it is a giant self-inflicted wound.}

10.) 17 Apr 2020 03:25:54
Transfers window is miles away, so anything can change, but seems going by media that arsenal are trying to get a player in any aubamayang deal. Latest linked is Griezmann if he were to go Barca. Arsenal would need to add money to that deal obv but is Griezman a player of interest to Arsenal?

{Ed002's Note - Someone is reasing you about Griezmann moving to Arsenal I am afraid. Barcelona are willing to use Griezmann in an exchange and Inter Milan were approached about using him as part of the deal for Martinez but Inter cannot afford his wages. PSG is a different matter and they can afford his wages, but it is unclear if the desire is there to take him and it is still unclear what will happen regarding the coach. Arsenal is not part of any of this right now.}




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22 Apr 2020 18:01:44
Hi Ed has anything changed with Thomas Partey? Only ask because of rumours increasing, not asking for blow for blow updates.


{Ed002's Note - Thomas Partey (DM) not looking to let him leave but AM are in a significant debt issue and know that Llorenmte, Partey and Lemar are the othions to open up the opporunity to raise money - yet the interest of sides is a light year from serious.}

1.) 22 Apr 2020 21:45:29
Not surprised, you did say arsenal don’t have the money.



19 Apr 2020 11:06:08
Hi Ed, I was reading your post about the major European league in the future. Are arsenal one of the major teams? I think you said no a couple of years ago but not too sure.


{Ed002's Note - We are not going to get in to it.}



28 Mar 2020 19:49:54
Hi Ed, I just saw your post about the season possibly getting voided on the Liverpool page. I think you've discussed this early but u may have gotten more information now: if the season gets voided do Liverpool not win the league? And 2, I assume that champions league and Europa league for next season will be based on the standings for last season, knowing Man City are banned (this may not be solved fully next season) will arsenal be in the champions league?


{Ed002's Note - That is not what I said. The situation is unchanged. Liverpool are not going to be awarded the league title in they don’t win it. I would not make any assumptions - and Manchester City have not had their appeal heard.}

1.) 28 Mar 2020 20:51:16
Personally I can't see a champions league happening next season at all.
Even if domestic football does return in 2020.
Widespread European and international travel must be the furthest thing from all counties minds right now.
DG I can't imagine for one minute Arsenal Football club would sink so low as to even comptemplate looking to capitalise on a world wide disaster.

2.) 28 Mar 2020 23:03:29
Thanks Ed. 62, arsenal can sink to any level mate.

3.) 29 Mar 2020 04:22:29
Wtf dags, what sort of club do you think we are?
We are an old Etonian club that was built on values
Hang your head in shame for coming out with such a statement.

4.) 30 Mar 2020 00:05:14
I’ve hanged it in shame Malaga.



25 Mar 2020 11:57:52
Hi Ed, is the Coronavirus going to affect transfer? Such as clubs no longer spending huge amounts of money because of loss of revenue etc?


{Ed002's Note - For lower league clubs it will make things difficult. For the clubs operating at a loss or near to the limit, they it should do. For the higher profile but not cash rich clubs, then probably not. But for the cash rich sides they will be in a position to do pretty much what they want - but unless prices drop they may decide not to.}

1.) 25 Mar 2020 16:03:06
Thanks Ed, what category are arsenal in? I’m guessing high profile?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal are high-profile but made a mess of the summer by spending money they did not have for buying players in expectation of making the Champions League. They won't and are now paying two coaches, paying off coaching staff, plus the issues related to the shutdown. Financially the club are far from in a good place.}

2.) 25 Mar 2020 16:38:06
Thanks Ed, you just made my day.

3.) 26 Mar 2020 10:00:18
Ed quick question about Aubamyang. You said he wants to leave but did arsenal want him to sign?

{Ed002's Note - Yes Arsenal would like to stay.}

4.) 26 Mar 2020 10:20:46
Thanks Ed, any reason why you deleted the other half of my message?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



12 Mar 2020 10:13:21
Ed I wanted to ask, there's this Nigerian business man who always talks about arsenal and said he's serious about buying arsenal in 2021. Do you know anything about him or should we just take this as big talk no action?


{Ed002's Note - His name is Aliko Dangote and I would not concern yourself with it.}

1.) 12 Mar 2020 12:27:51
He just needs us to send him a small upfront payment first so he can release the funds.

2.) 12 Mar 2020 14:18:53
Thanks Ed. I can see your getting a bit annoyed with people asking questions with the league being suspended but with the developments of today (Leicester players showing signs of the symptoms) surely the time has come to suspend it? Or what’s your own opinion on the matter? Any Ed feel free to comment.

{Ed002's Note - It is getting very tiresome.}

3.) 12 Mar 2020 14:27:31
Brilliant Eden :-)

4.) 12 Mar 2020 16:23:32
Hahah eden too funny mate.

5.) 12 Mar 2020 16:39:26
I really do respect your opinions on this page g62. You are one of the few who really say it as it is but I'm really shocked that you would encourage Eden's stereotyping in the name of a joke? Or do you not see it for what it is?

6.) 12 Mar 2020 19:11:13
I'm sorry dElly, I didn't mean to cause any offence or stereotype.

7.) 12 Mar 2020 19:12:38
Hi dELLYOsh mate, it's funny in my book because it's not aimed at causing offence to anyone anywhere or cruel in any way shape or form. I was born and bred in a maket town in the fens and there are loads of jokes about us all being inbred, most of them of boring but some are absolutely brilliant and I love telling them to my friends and family (basically the sane thing really) , as I said to cousin, I mean sister, I mean wife last night, calm down and give me a high 6 :-)
It's like anything mate take things as they are intended abd if no offence is meant what's the problem?

8.) 12 Mar 2020 19:34:10
I don’t understand the stereotype. would someone care to explain?

9.) 12 Mar 2020 20:00:07
Some people prefer digital music, some records, some CDs - stereotype

Based on the type of music you enjoy - we poke fun at you. We being southern softies.

10.) 12 Mar 2020 20:10:13
DG, it's an assumption that as a Nigerian, he is a fraudster. That's what makes the joke sour.
G62, I get what you r saying and like you said, this is one of the boring ones. Eden, no offence taken. Just that jokes like this don't really go down well in these parts. Don't mean to upset anyone either.
PS. Love the banter here even tho I fall into the category of the silent readers. Shout out to the Eds. You guys r amazing.

{Ed001's Note - thanks mate, nice to meet you.}

11.) 12 Mar 2020 20:44:29
Seemed like a play on the Nigerian lottery scam rather than a stereotype on Nigerians. I never thought for a second someone was directing the comment towards all Nigerians. May be I’m glossing over this or were being super-sensitive but interesting that it could be taken that way and a nice diversity lesson for me. Welcome to the site!

12.) 12 Mar 2020 21:05:48
dELLYOsh mate please don't stay a silent reader the more the merrier mate, the world is going through a difficult time right now and one of our best weapons we have is our sense of humour, you ask my nephew brother cousin and uncle, he will tell you :-)

13.) 12 Mar 2020 21:21:57
More people to drown you out the better 62. 3 thumbs up

Echo the post but with a posh middle class Tory rose wine drinking accent.

14.) 12 Mar 2020 22:04:29
I couldn't agree more SY, your lucky mate you only have to put up with 4 or 5 times a day, I'm not stuck with me 24/ 7 but hey ho to each thier own, but why did I have to get paired up with me :-)

Can't pretend to understand the wine smoking jacket and the obsession with other people keeping their hedges in an orderly and seemly fashion but must admit I'm quite impressed at how Boris is handling the current situation, openly and honestly, he's come a long way from his phone nicking and fridge hiding days, I've no doubt normal service will be resumed far to soon but credit where it's due.

15.) 12 Mar 2020 22:22:00
Yes it came to mind because how the post was worded reminded me of the email scam and how it seemed too good to be true, it wasn't meant as a stereotype of Nigerians. But I can see how if you're nigerian having a scam associated with you would be annoying and make it not very funny, so I'm sorry, much love.

16.) 13 Mar 2020 06:13:54
Hey Eden, I appreciate your honesty. I'm Nigerian but an Arsenal fan thru and thru and I think that binds us more.
G62, your sense of humour is second to none on this site.
I don't post because a lot of posts r reflections of my tots as well. That's what I love about u guys. We can all speak our minds freely and any misunderstanding is handled maturely (like this one) .
It's a though time worldwide right now. Prayers for the boss and his family and anyone who has come in contact with him.

17.) 13 Mar 2020 08:10:12
Still join in dELLYOsh mate, even when we agree the posters the longer the threads the wider the opinions more the interning the debate and quite often some humour appears.
One of my favourite things about Arsenal football club is the diversity of our fan base, people from all over the world and all Walks of life where and we are almost gooners equally regardless of our location be it London Nigeria Australia or the North pole, Santa doesn't where red and white for no reason :-)
we even have an SY! What other club can say that :-)




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31 May 2020 17:06:35
Ed I’ve got a question. I’m not sure who does the negotiations at arsenal but I think it’s Raul Sanellhi. Before he came to arsenal it was said he’s respected and great at his job. Is this all really true?


{Ed002's Note - No you misunderstand.}



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31 May 2020 11:58:20
Thanks Ed. I knew about Pepe being stupid not Luiz. That’s scandalous mate come on!




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31 May 2020 11:36:19
Ed did it really cost arsenal a huge amount of money to bring David Luiz to arsenal? Like including all the agent fees etc? Was it a stupid signing?


{Ed002's Note - Yes. Raul Sanllehi oversaw the purchases of David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe for outrageous sums. We have been through all of this.}



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27 May 2020 17:10:03
Thanks Ed mate.




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27 May 2020 15:48:08
Thanks Ed, when I take into account the numerous centre backs arsenal have, isn’t the sensible option to let him go?


{Ed002's Note - I would expect others to go first.}




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30 May 2020 18:36:53
His contract expires next year mate.




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18 May 2020 12:55:27
Hopefully he comes Arsenal Ed, I’ve always rated him, too bad we have no money.




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26 Apr 2020 12:16:36
Looool I know.




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22 Apr 2020 22:19:48
I agree SY4, I’ve had enough of that Europa anthem.




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22 Apr 2020 21:45:29
Not surprised, you did say arsenal don’t have the money.