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23 Sep 2020 15:39:41
Update from Fabrizio Romano:

"Lucas Torreira has agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid. He wants to join but an agreement with Arsenal hasn't been reached yet. AM need to sell Hector Herrera first to sign Torreira".

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19 Sep 2020 11:30:58
Lyons President when asked if Aouar will be joining Arsenal this summer:

"No I don't think so, no offer yet. It seems that Arsenal don't want to, or can't invest the price for Houssem, who is our best player. ".

Glenn1308

1.) 19 Sep 2020 11:55:14
He played the same game during the Lacazette transfer saga too.


2.) 19 Sep 2020 12:06:31
Exactly the same with lacazette. I do believe we will get him this window.


3.) 19 Sep 2020 12:28:42
He did indeed, we shall see. It would excite me of course but I still think a holding midfielder of real quality is so much more important right now.
Every team has a player that brings an element of strength, solidity and composure to the midfield and we don't have that yet, not of real class anyway.


4.) 19 Sep 2020 12:46:55
Hope you're right.


5.) 19 Sep 2020 15:02:48
So far Mikel has shown both the awareness and the ambition to tackle our most notorious of weakness, our awful inability to limit the oppositions scoring chances.

Both previous managers preferred to pretty much ignore the problems and concentrate on our strengths by adopting a win 5 3 philosophy.

Mikel has already set about solving the CBs problem and I'm sure he's working on the DM problem too, whether that's getting someone in if possible or trying to resolve with what he already has available to him on a temporary or permanent basis.


 

 

17 Sep 2020 09:45:18
Morning Ed002,
Do you know if there is any interest in Ibrahim Sangare at all? There aren't many reports linking us to him but there are a few out there.
Many thanks :)

Glenn1308

{Ed002's Note - Ibrahim Sangare (DM/CM) is a player Toulouse want to keep and the prior interest of the likes of Arsenal, Barcelona and Newcastle has not led to any offers. Spurs have turned to him with an enquiry after deciding that Tanguy Ndombele may be available - but he is not their preferred choice. Newcastle consider him as one potential option to Abdeoulaye Doucoure and Southampton made an enquiry as well. So there has been interest from Arsenal in the past - but they would be well down their list of DM if they are looking at him again.}


1.) 17 Sep 2020 11:20:08
Ed said arsenals heart is set on Partey so don’t expect that to change anytime soon. I’m hoping Christmas comes early because he also said that just because we get Auoar doesn’t mean we won’t get Partey.


2.) 17 Sep 2020 11:31:45
He's Tifo Football's favourite, they recommend him for nearly every club. I reckon he's one that stats make appealing, but doing well defensively in a relegated club is not all that rare.


3.) 17 Sep 2020 12:31:11
Thanks Ed, much appreciated 😁.


4.) 20 Sep 2020 23:26:10
Hi Ed, what does the DM list look like now if you don’t mind me asking please

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed. If there is a specific player, please ask.}


5.) 21 Sep 2020 09:54:16
No, but thank you for the reply. I just wanted to see who our top 3 or 4 CDM targets were still.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing will have changed.}


 

 

02 Sep 2020 09:14:00
Hello Ed002,

SSN are reporting that Napoli want to sign Sokratis but they are expecting that there will not be a transfer fee involved because he's in the last year of his contract? Surely we would demand at least a small fee for him.

Do you know if Arsenal are planning to offload him for nothing as well?

Many thanks.

Glenn1308

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal will want a fee but Napoli want to trade the fee against paying his wages and giving him a job.}


1.) 02 Sep 2020 10:45:32
What's Papa realistically worth? 5 million at a push if we were really lucky? When are trying to trim the squad and wage bill so as to make room for others, is it really worth haggling over and seeing the deal fall through?
When you want to sell you create a buyers market and when you are desperate to sell you have to accept your not in a brilliant bargaining position to begin with.


2.) 02 Sep 2020 11:11:43
Good luck with that one then. You could have that trade off with any player that a club wants to sign. I guess it's nearly 5m a year saved on his wages though and he won't get much game time.
Thanks Ed :)


3.) 02 Sep 2020 12:06:42
It's not exactly charity to take an experienced defender off our hands, the idea of letting him go for free seems silly. Something minor like 5m could go a long way for us.

{Ed047's Note - agree it would be nice wire


4.) 02 Sep 2020 12:21:12
Exactly that wire I agree, anything is better than just letting a player go. 3,4 or even 5m is acceptable when raising funds for other signings or purely just to improve things financially.


5.) 02 Sep 2020 12:22:17
But in reality what's more important 5 million or an unwanted player off the wage bill? If we can get a fee happy days but if not it's still a small win because we free up his wages and lots of small wins here and there can make a huge difference over all. The worst thing that can happen is to go into the new season still having lots of players who either don't want to really be here or who we don't really want to be here. I Just don't think it's positive to have to many either unwanted or unhappy players around.


6.) 02 Sep 2020 12:42:48
No that's very true Gunner but this is Napoli we are dealing with not Exeter City. The same club that were trying to get a deal done for Gabriel. A small transfer fee imo is not going out of the way for a player who does still have a contract regardless of how long is left on it.


7.) 02 Sep 2020 13:25:36
From what I'm seeing it's 3.5 million offered for him I would take it and it can help get a new cm In.


 

 

01 Sep 2020 16:10:54
A humble announcement. I like that for a change, was good to see! Gabriel done :)

Glenn1308

1.) 01 Sep 2020 16:26:56
Nothing better than salty Man Utd fans.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 16:59:52
Stephen will be pleased! Now he can finally get some sleep, 8 straight days without so much as 40 winks has got to be hard!


3.) 01 Sep 2020 17:22:25
Yes g62 finally I can have a good sleep tonight.


4.) 01 Sep 2020 17:49:53
I'm so pleased for you a Stephen as I wasn't sure how much more you could take mate :-)


5.) 01 Sep 2020 22:59:10
Haha my hair has now all fell out mate.


 

 

 

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22 Nov 2020 07:38:03
Am I the only one who's seriously not looking forward to today's game? We could get embarrassed today by Leeds. No Mo, no Partey, more side to side boring predictable football and another 3 points dropped I'm afraid 😏 I appreciate that Arteta has had to use the back 5 to sure up the defence but he has to try and sort it with a back 4 so that we keep some flair going forward. We've lost the one thing we've always been so highly praised for and that's out fluidity in attack. Fingers crossed today Gunners ❤️.

Glenn1308

1.) 22 Nov 2020 08:45:51
Fully agree Glenn, but it could be end to end with a lot of goals, a high scoring draw on a high scoring defeat

It won’t be easy that’s for sure.


2.) 22 Nov 2020 08:58:07
Were going to win lads 3 -1 Mark my words 🙃😉.


3.) 22 Nov 2020 09:48:00
When settling down to whatch an Arsenal game now days it's always case hoping to be pleasantly surprised by what you see rather than with the expectation you will come away feeling you've spent your time and money wisely.

Spend 2 hours watching Arsenal or bite the bullet and finally get round to cleaning the car?
Decisions decisions!


4.) 22 Nov 2020 09:59:30
Well I hope you are right BUT he will have to change the way we play, we have scored 9 in 8 and conceded 10 - something is wrong.


 

 

02 Nov 2020 07:04:33
Just an appreciation post for Mo Elneny 👏🏻

Regardless of whether he plays 5 minutes or 95 he always puts in 110%. Hopefully he can continue to improve because he's a player that we all wrote off a few seasons ago. Fingers crossed he keeps learning and keeps up the hard work because it's paying off!

Mikel has always continuously said that the door is open for everyone if you show the willingness to learn. Mo is a perfect example of that 🤷🏻‍♂️.

Glenn1308

1.) 02 Nov 2020 07:59:54
Absolutely Glen Elneny will do everything you ask him to do to the best of his abilty, always has.

I never understood why neither Arsene or Emery would never try him in the DM position even when all others were failing there.


2.) 02 Nov 2020 08:34:02
Totally agree and its worth seeing the video at 91 minutes to see his commitment.


3.) 02 Nov 2020 12:46:10
I think some of it Gunner was that he's almost to eager and too eratic with the ball but he seems to have calmed down slightly. He used go on these weird and wonderful runs in to the middle of nowhere and then it pushed others out of position.
He's definitely learning though and if he keeps up the performances like that then fair play to him.
I still feel like the back 5 is limiting our options going forward though. Eleney and Partey were solid so why not have a back 4 and let Dani sit in the hole in front of TP and Mo 🤷🏻‍♂️ everything comes down the left or right atm and I hate watching us go side to side for 90 mins. You can predict 95% of our passes which isn't really ideal.


4.) 02 Nov 2020 13:14:47
I absolutely agree Glen Elneny did have a tendency to run around like an over eager school kid when he first arrived, he used to get way to over excited and desperate to impress.
But during a preseason friendly in Australia Arsene played him in the sweeper role and he stuck to his task for 90 minutes despite not having much to do at the back. It was watching him in the meaningless friendly that I first noticed he was very capable of being disciplined, calming down and following instructions to the letter when asked to do so and I thought he could be worth a try in the DM position.


5.) 02 Nov 2020 17:21:02
Glen - I’m hoping we evolve to a 4 2 3 1 set up so we can be aggressive going forward.


6.) 03 Nov 2020 13:24:54
Completely agree SY mate.


 

 

05 Oct 2020 22:54:26
It's a done deal boys and girls! It's Partey Time! 🎉🍾

I seriously hope we now consider switching it back to 4 at the back with 3 in the midfield. Auba down the middle changed the game at the weekend opening up both wings to natural wide players. Let's go 433 and 4231 and really take this season by the scruff of the neck!

COYG!

Glenn1308

{Ed047's Note - nice to see you’ve cheered up mate! 😉🤣


1.) 06 Oct 2020 02:07:17
I was fully expecting to be let down mate so fair play to Arsenal for managing to get it done so quickly! 👊🏻😅.


 

 

05 Oct 2020 11:47:33
Arsenal have been going on about how they are confident of bringing in a new midfielder (other than Dani) for the entire window.

If they fail to do so whilst loaning out 2 central midfielders then it's a complete shambles. That and sending Saliba out on loan just tops it off for me.

How the club can allow us to complete a season with Xhaka, Dani, Elneny and Willock is beyond me. I know there is time left to do something but it's looking increasingly less likely with every hour that passes. If something does happen, then it certainly won't be anything special in my opinion.

Not happy.

Glenn1308

1.) 05 Oct 2020 12:08:38
Let’s see how the day finishes Glenn, then we can all have a moan. Arsenal do things behind the scenes always have and always will. The press just publish what they “ think” is going on 😜.


2.) 05 Oct 2020 13:00:04
Hopefully we still have a shot at Party we want to come just a case of having to get rid of Torreria and Guendouzi first.


3.) 05 Oct 2020 13:09:34
I will be the first to be grumpy if no new signings today. We can kiss good bye to a top 4 spot with our midfield if we don't invest.


4.) 05 Oct 2020 13:36:41
337 - I get what you're saying but normally by this stage you have the business you 'want' done. Deals late on deadline day reflect panic and tbh I see Arsenal just shutting up shop and being happy that some players have left, albeit on loan.


5.) 05 Oct 2020 13:53:51
Xhaka will sort us out.


 

 

03 Oct 2020 18:23:35
Auoar deal off. Fantastic.

Eds, do we have many back up options that are realistic given the timescale and lack of players leaving the club?

Thank you 😁.

Glenn1308

{Ed002's Note - Sanson perhaps.}


1.) 03 Oct 2020 19:15:27
Sanson is a very good player isn’t he Ed? I’m surprised know one has tried for him. Golovin at Monaco would also be a good buy.

{Ed002's Note - Marseille have been speaking to clubs about him.}


2.) 03 Oct 2020 20:49:12
Have we spoken to them about him Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


3.) 03 Oct 2020 21:09:48
Well I for one would be pleased if we could get him.


4.) 03 Oct 2020 21:17:43
I'm hoping we get at least one more mf in.


 

 

 

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

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02 Oct 2020 12:19:32
A loan is a stupid move. All it does is make the player feel unwanted regardless of what Arteta says to him. He should be training with the squad everyday, learning the 'process', learning from the manager and adapting to the surroundings of his club. Give him game time in the EL, League Cup, FA cup whatever so that he can put in to practice what he's learning. If he goes out on loan then aside from Holding, Gabriel and Luiz who start, we have utter garbage as back ups. Mustafi, Sokratis and Chambers are not good enough and there's no point beating around the bush with it. If they don't leave, which it's looking very likely that they wont, then clearly they're favoured over Saliba which must be devastating for him. I'm sure Saliba like most of us fans assumed he would pretty much get straight in to action but that doesn't seem to be the case.

At is stands, Arsenal need to move on 3 non-homegrown players to bring in 1 more in this window. As far as I'm aware loans count towards that so LT, Guendouzi and Saliba going out on loan would allow us to bring in Aoaur for example. Personally I think Arsenal are getting desperate and they are failing miserably to move players on.

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30 Sep 2020 13:46:48
The deal for Sead Kolasinac to Bayer Leverkusen will be completed on next 48 hours. €11m + add ons to Arsenal, confirmed.
#AFC want a permanent deal also for Lucas Torreira to Atlético Madrid. Meeting tomorrow too between intermediary and Atléti. ⚪️🔴 #AFC #Atleti

This was posted last night by Fabrizio Romano 🤞🏻.

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19 Sep 2020 12:28:42
He did indeed, we shall see. It would excite me of course but I still think a holding midfielder of real quality is so much more important right now.
Every team has a player that brings an element of strength, solidity and composure to the midfield and we don't have that yet, not of real class anyway.

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17 Sep 2020 12:31:11
Thanks Ed, much appreciated 😁.

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10 Nov 2020 13:27:14
Has he improved us defensively? Yes.

Before the Villa game we had the best defensive record in the league which was a positive start. He's come in an addressed our main issue which he HAD to do first. Unfortunately, the only way to do that was to sacrifice our attacking options with a back 5 and 2 deep midfielders covering the defence.

I don't like the predictability of our football at the minute and it's horrible to watch going forward but it will improve. Arteta is the right man for the job but he needs time and multiple transfer windows. Bringing in someone else won't make any difference at all.

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03 Nov 2020 13:24:54
Completely agree SY mate.

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02 Nov 2020 12:46:10
I think some of it Gunner was that he's almost to eager and too eratic with the ball but he seems to have calmed down slightly. He used go on these weird and wonderful runs in to the middle of nowhere and then it pushed others out of position.
He's definitely learning though and if he keeps up the performances like that then fair play to him.
I still feel like the back 5 is limiting our options going forward though. Eleney and Partey were solid so why not have a back 4 and let Dani sit in the hole in front of TP and Mo 🤷🏻‍♂️ everything comes down the left or right atm and I hate watching us go side to side for 90 mins. You can predict 95% of our passes which isn't really ideal.

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14 Oct 2020 12:42:07
Sounds good. There are so many different play styles in each position it will certainly keep the article busy for a while I'm sure. Maybe the officials could get a mention too?

I also wouldn't mind reading up on positions off the pitch too, purely as an educational thing for me about the inner workings of football clubs.

Glenn1308

{Ed001's Note - good thinking Glenn, you have given me a lot to think about there.}


 

 

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14 Oct 2020 11:56:14
You're welcome Ed. Are you going to do more based on individual positions like RB/ CM, or as groups such as defenders/ midfielders? Look forward to it either way.

Glenn1308

{Ed001's Note - I was intending to do individual positions, though once they have all been done I am not sure where it will go from there.}