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18 Feb 2020 22:22:01
Has anyone heard of this rumour that Guendozi had a row with the coaching staff and Arteta on the Dubai break? I notice he wasn't in the squad for Sunday's game, so that might back the rumour. To be honest, based on his recent performances, combined with Ceballos performance on Sunday, he is sadly not missed. He is another Arsenal youngster who is in danger of having his career go backwards. His performances certainly have.


1.) 19 Feb 2020 10:36:51
That appears to be the case Epping but I think you're being hard on him. He's only 20 and the occasional bust-up is nothing special. I think there was a culture of entitlement that Emery fostered among many of the players so I'm glad to see Arteta challenging that ethos.

2.) 19 Feb 2020 13:19:50
I think most youngsters do have a rough patch, it's normal, maybe a spell on the sidelines will help him, he can be quite rash and his positioning is questionable.

Dropping could mean he has a boot up his arse, tries more in training and his performance goes up when he does win his spot back, worst case? He gets pi*sed off and leaves, we would move on quite fast.



20 Aug 2018 13:30:53
Much debate on what Emery needs to do, who he should play etc, but perhaps are we missing the single biggest potential difference he needs to concentrate on, and that's getting Ozil back to his best? With our current attack, getting Ozil back to playing something like what he achieved during his first season, and we will be scoring for fun, whilst alleviating some of the other worries such as our CB pairing or even Xhaka playing?


1.) 20 Aug 2018 20:10:14
Ozil needs to buy in to the way ww play, i'm not going to hold my breath but IF he does, happy days all round.

{Ed002's Note - Willie Wonker?}

2.) 20 Aug 2018 21:00:57
The way "we" play. Thank you Ed, damn my sausage fingers.

{Ed002's Note - I prefer Willie Wonker Steve. And I still have a slight fear it will turn out that way.}

3.) 21 Aug 2018 17:26:40
The problem is that we have very few players that would be capable of getting into the squads of the top four teams:
None of our keepers
None of our defenders: I would have said Bellerin, but he has been poor for a long while.
Midfield: Torreira, Guendouzi, perhaps Ramsey although I'm not convinced
Attack: Aubameyang and perhaps Lacazette.
Not a single player of ours would get anywhere near a Premier League best eleven. This shows the magnitude of the job Emery has.

4.) 21 Aug 2018 18:59:19
RG, i think the truth is wenger left a squad of players where probably only 4 or 5 are actually top four potential everyday performers, the rest are either not good enough or just too inconsistent.

5.) 21 Aug 2018 21:59:42
I think it's a case of working out what can be salvaged from what Dick inherited and then adding to that over the next two windows to form an 11 to 15 man reliable squad for next season bolstered by the best of the rest Steve mate.
It won't happen over night:-)

6.) 22 Aug 2018 09:22:21
It shouldn't be a case of our individuals getting into a pl eleven. We need to work as a team first as that is the most important thing. That may mean some bigger names not playing week in week out. Look at Leicester, Wales and Iceland in the euros. Its a team attitude that wins titles.

7.) 22 Aug 2018 13:45:57
Ahh Willy Wonker Ed002. A great right of childhood passage was to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a brilliant book (and decent film, but only the original staring Gene Wilder not the utter trash made by Tim Burton) . With all the smut and adult like content constantly forced on children these days, what could be better than a harmless family story about a strange hermit like man who either chooses to lock himself in a factory with only a workforce of child like people for company, or who when he does finally emerge into the world only looks to befriend children. Now that's more like it, good harmless family fun.!

8.) 22 Aug 2018 20:30:18
EG, i would be very wary of anyone with a name like Willie Wonker, especially around children.

9.) 25 Aug 2018 00:58:50
Late to the post on this. But I have a strong feeling Dick has a half idea who he wants to keep and who to let go. I think the ones the jury’s out on he wanted to give enough rope to hang themselves with so he can eventually bin them with no resistance.
Cech who has my sympathy, is having to re-adjust and it could prove difficult due to his age.
And the likes of Xhaka et all, were played last season even though they were dump but still have that flicker of hope that, it was the coaching, that there was room for improvement.
Hopefully Dick will be given the freedom and he has the fortitude to bin the ones he believes offer no long term benefit.
Then I think we will see the likes of Torreria and Leno.

10.) 29 Aug 2018 13:37:21
I think the thing to remember about Cech is he is still a very good keeper, and has already made some important saves for us. Also, his experience behind the dodgy defense should not be underestimated. Currently, i think this more than makes up for the lack of distribution skills and is probably why he is still being played over Leno.



10 Aug 2016 15:02:50
Ok, so i am no ITK, but i caught up with an old friend recently who knows someone who knows someone who supposedly works at Arsenal and regularly sits in on meetings with Ivan Gazidis. So the story is that Ivan and the board only have 1 actual target (forward, no mention of CB) and are expecting two things to happen that they believe will result in the target becoming available. The first is for Chelsea to re-sign Lukaku, who then will allow Costa to leave. He will go to Athletico Madrid who in turn will allow Griezman to leave, who is the true target. Personally I don't believe this is true, as even if he did become available we would only bid £12.50 and a kitkat versus Chelsea and Barcelona and Bayern all bidding £80 million, but that's what i heard anyway, and as the saying goes you pays your money and you takes your choice!


1.) 10 Aug 2016 16:07:32
Stop being ridiculous.

2.) 10 Aug 2016 16:58:41
A lot of people are making the Costa to Atleti, Griezmann to us link.

Only signed a new deal this year, release is probably into the Pogba regions and I can't see them selling him for anything less than it.

I can't even see them signing Costa either, they already have Griezmann, Torres and Gameiro.

Even if they were open to letting him go, I can't see us being the only club to move for him, as you say.

That being said, I personally expect this exact rumour to pop up in the media shortly, it's almost panic season!

3.) 10 Aug 2016 17:51:04
I know someone, who knew a man who lived next to a boy who watched Arsenal last season . Apparently we have money in the bank


4.) 10 Aug 2016 17:57:12
Ed i know its not going to happen but any interest from us for lewandowski?

{Ed001's Note - do you think Arsenal would be willing to break the transfer fee record? If not, why even ask?}

5.) 10 Aug 2016 18:09:17
I didn't know it will be that much, i thought it would be around 60 million.

{Ed001's Note - why would they let the best centre forward in the world go for less than Higuain when Bayern have no need or desire to sell?}

6.) 10 Aug 2016 18:28:03
Apex seriously come on now 😂.

7.) 10 Aug 2016 18:53:40
I've come to the conclusion our friend Apex is actually Arsene in disguise.

As soon as one of the Ed's confirms a player would be interested in Arsenal, in he'll swoop with the pound!

8.) 10 Aug 2016 19:56:32
I wish I lived in Apex's world.

9.) 10 Aug 2016 20:11:23
Who knows Wenger maybe mad enough to do it.

10.) 10 Aug 2016 23:48:21
Some info regarding griezmann on the european page if anyones interested.

11.) 11 Aug 2016 09:48:29
looks like the offer for mahrez if lequipe are to be taken seriously is 41 mill and 9 mill in bonus, they quote in euros, so not sure if true as most transfers within this country would be in pounds.

guess that would be a lot of money to make for leicester and a massive profit, but i guess with every team flush with cash no need to sell.

12.) 11 Aug 2016 11:44:47
Hello ed, sky sports germany are reporting that a deal between arsenal and valencia is close regarding mustafi, any truth in this at all?

13.) 11 Aug 2016 11:54:28
Just to add to my post, the agent also said that a deal is imminent which is why I'm asking.

{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of. Though he is available, I am not aware of any change in the situation. Clearly the agent is trying to remind people he is for sale....}




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22 Oct 2020 22:31:04
Leno must be happy he got a get out of jail fee card, but let's be honest, Leno aside, what an absolutely dreadful performance. Against a team that is second tier at best, we should have gone in at half time at least 2 or 3 nil down. Thank goodness they didn't take their chances. This is not against a Real Madrid, this was against Rapid Vienna for gods sake. We should be dominating teams like this, and yet we try our hardest to give them every confidence that we are there for the taking. I know people will pick on certain players, but sorry, it's 100% down to our manager. Why go to these sort of teams with a back 5. We end up with 5 players marking no one with a midfield completely overrun. We have virtually no press, and retreat giving even teams like RV an easy passage of get the ball up to our box. Combine this with the fact we leave over a 100m worth of strikers up front who stand like statues, completely marked out the game, making no effort to find space. So we become so slow getting the ball out other teams have the easiest decision to sit on us and press. You just see the confidence growing in these teams. Instead we should be dominating these games, pressing and winning the ball in their half. Good teams struggle to beat a good press, as we are proving, so average teams really struggle, and yet we do our best to gift our opposition time and space to build. I really hoped Arteta would bring something different from the previous tripe, but as each game comes and goes, I can't honestly say I have seen any improvement.


1.) 22 Oct 2020 22:56:23

2.) 22 Oct 2020 23:03:48
I'm hoping we start to see more of a midfield 3 to control the ball a bit better. Partey (Elneny) , Ceballos (Xhaka) , Saka (Willian/ Smith-Rowe) would be my preferred lineup against teams like Rapid who we should be beating easily on paper.



05 Oct 2020 23:18:55
You got to fight; for your right; to Paaaarrrrtey!


{Ed047's Note - 🤣🤣



05 Oct 2020 10:58:35
Is the club allowing the Jorginho to Arsenal rumours to persist just so that we will all be so relieved when it doesn't happen that we will all have forget that we didn't actually sign anyone?


{Ed047's Note - that will depress me beyond belief if he turns up! 😱🤣🤣

1.) 05 Oct 2020 13:10:16
I rather no one than him.



02 Oct 2020 20:59:49
Thomas Partey started for Athletico tonight. Doesn't look like a player on the verge of leaving in the next 3 days.


1.) 02 Oct 2020 21:36:01
Agreed, but if Torreira does join then they already have covered his position so you never know.

2.) 02 Oct 2020 22:06:03
Was there really any substance to it all beyond wishful thinking?

3.) 03 Oct 2020 00:17:33
Pretty sad if that is the limit of my wishful thinking G62. I think given a free reign I would probably go down the route of wishing for something that sounds very similar to a 12 inch pianist.

4.) 03 Oct 2020 08:23:16
12 inches Epping mate? In my experience some women find that just a tad to wide for comfort!
We are the stories what tell ourselves mate, if we believe our pianist is the perfect size then it is indeed the perfect size in the only place that really matters, in our heads :-) .
In a world where we are free to belive anything we choose why tell ourselves horror stories rather than feel good stories with happy endings? :-)



30 Sep 2020 11:13:09
Was watching the Real Betis game last night and I witnessed for the first time ever, the ball hit the overhead floating camera. So the ref stopped the game and continued via a dropped ball. Has anyone else seen this happen, and are there now official rules added specifically for this occurrence, or is there a general rule that covers this?


1.) 30 Sep 2020 13:16:11
It's a penalty against the home team, and a red card for the camera operator.

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09 Sep 2020 20:59:02
So we let a player Possibly good enough to play for PSG and Barcelona go, and replace him with a player Southampton didn’t think was good enough and who let leave on a freebie? And this is supposed to help us get in the top 4 exactly?




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28 Aug 2020 21:19:17
That reminds me G62, I kept fearing everyone was out to get me, so I went and told my doctor and he said hold on a second, leant out the door and said he’s in here lads.




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26 Aug 2020 20:59:06
No thanks, we have many wingers already. Have to agree with DG, it’s Partley or a decent wedge of cash only.




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03 Aug 2020 19:29:00
Can anyone actually work out why we would need him? Maybe if we manage to lose Ozil perhaps, but not exactly the hard hitting central midfielder we so desperately need is he?


{Ed047's Note - no idea Epping, I wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole



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27 Mar 2020 22:18:23
Note to Arsenal, right club, wrong player. If you going to call Valencia the conversation should be about Geoffrey Kondogbia.





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24 Nov 2020 22:34:43
In the current fog, I think many are underestimating the attractiveness of managing this club. Yes we have slipped from previous highs, but we remain one of the worlds biggest clubs, both now and throughout history. We are based in one of the best cities on the earth, and in one, if not the best league in the world, and one of the best to prove yourself as a manager. We remain a very attractive option, with a decent squad, and despite what some think, the ability to spend when needed, and will pay the right manager a handsome salary. Finally those clubs that are currently more attractive, all seem to have stable, or new managers!




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22 Nov 2020 13:28:31
Once again the Spurs game proves possession means absolutely nothing, and dominating possession above all else, should finally be put to bed. However despite this, we will still have managers, some very close to home, who remain obsessed with holding the ball rather than what you do with it.




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17 Nov 2020 21:59:06
From the very first day I walked into the Emirates I loved it. Highbury was great but like steam trains, bi planes and all other items in everyday use in the 1930s, it was well past it’s best in the end. Emirates every day of the week and twice on Sunday for me.




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16 Nov 2020 20:50:41
Maybe it’s the lock down depression kicking in, but why do I have a feeling that Arteta will lead us into, or just above the bottom 3, get sacked, and then Wenger be asked to come in for the remainder of the season to save us!




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16 Nov 2020 19:49:38
Patience guys, we have been at the Emirates for 5 minutes When compared to Highbury. Like a dog at Christmas, the stadium is for life, and in our case for us and future generations to enjoy top class football that the bigger stadium allows. Sorry, but Highbury put us in a stadium more Championship and Champions League, it had its day, and I don’t regret the move one bit. Our current issues are 100% human caused, they have nothing to do with bricks and mortar.