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16 Jun 2022 12:20:36
Hi Ed, I saw Fabian Ruiz to arsenal rumor surface, having a loot through you mentioned back in Feb that his agent thought Arsenal could be interested in him, have you heard anything recently to suggest that he is a player we might be looking at? I don't know much about him if I am honest, only what I have read recently, do you believe he would be a good target/ addition to the arsenal?

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{Ed002's Note - The only new thing is that his contract renewal seems stalled.}


1.) 16 Jun 2022 15:41:20
Afternoon Ed. Any truth that arsenal have activated the release clause of Fabio Viera from Porto plz?

{Ed002's Note - Fabio Vieira (AM) Porto want to keep the youngster and have no intention of selling. Previously Arsenal, Bournemouth and RBL have had approaches turned away but Arsenal could look again. Has also been watched by Spurs, Leicester, Wolves and Liverpool.}


 

 

16 Jun 2022 12:16:19
Afternoon Ed, you mentioned a few days ago that Arsenal had a €60M offer rejected for Victor Osimhen, I keep seeing statements suggesting that we are looking to bid again to the value that Napoli is asking for (which I really don't see arsenal doing. DO you have any additional info or knowledge regarding this transfer? IE if arsenal would actually be willing to go that high or if these reports are just clickbait.

Thanks again for all your work on this page.

HampshireGunner

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of anything new.}


1.) 16 Jun 2022 14:16:09
With all the clickbait and insane transfer stories, I really am so grateful for this site. Naturally, I can't help but read all these stories, but before getting carried away I always wait for clarification here first. Cannot beat this site!

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}


2.) 16 Jun 2022 15:58:01
exactly the same Lefty mate, I read allllll the stories, but don't get carried away unless there has been a discussion on here and ED, s have had a say on the matter.

{Ed002's Note - I would need to ask someone.}


 

 

09 Mar 2022 12:35:18
with the discussions happening about whether Marcus rashford should leave Man Utd, I was wondering what everyone's thoughts would be on him leading the line for the Arsenal.

HE scores about 1 in 3 looking at his goals but not sure if he has had a sustained run in the central position?

and would the Eds have any information on if arsenal would be interested in him at all?

HampshireGunner

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in him from elsewhere - but none from Arsenal at this time.}


1.) 09 Mar 2022 13:21:12
Not for me.


2.) 10 Mar 2022 01:09:16
Not for me either. He’s reached his potential and his potential won’t get him in the England team from here on.


3.) 10 Mar 2022 16:33:17
Wouldn't go near him.


4.) 10 Mar 2022 18:11:56
He has had over 70+ goal contribution in the last three seasons including this one. So this is a off-season and shouldn't be written. Probably dipped because or Ronaldo, although he seems to most played on the left. Still young and British. Would work better if we don't resign Laca and still bring in a stylist no.9.


5.) 10 Mar 2022 18:14:15
Massive fee, massively overated, no thank you.


6.) 10 Mar 2022 22:32:14
I'd give him a chance. As long as he didn't stunt the chances of our star boys. I read a suggestion that if Laca stays he could play further back and have Rashford in front of him.


7.) 11 Mar 2022 05:14:33
Please no, if that scenario, who doesn't play?


8.) 11 Mar 2022 06:37:53
For me the guy brings too much baggage. I don't rate him over what we have he ain't all football. He brings off pitch attention to himself. We don't need media circus. A point Alex Ferguson made by getting rid of Beckham at the peak of Beckham career. The extra lime light just brings disruption to the team. Having said that I'm not the manager and I'm not edu. And at the moment my trust with them.


9.) 11 Mar 2022 20:57:05
I don't mind that he brings media attention. He holds a corrupt and inept government to account and that should be encouraged.

However, I'm not sure he's a great fit for us and despite being a talented player he's not what we need. Our striking search should focus on someone more along the lines of Giroud or Laca but with more end product.


10.) 12 Mar 2022 13:36:41
Signing him up for the Houses of Parliament, yes 100%. For us, maybe, but I see him more as a left winger rather than CF.


11.) 13 Mar 2022 02:24:07
Our history shows when we have taken man u players they have not performed well enough. For me we need someone who will put everything on hold while they are with rightly or wrongly their commitment to the club should be 100% club first everything else second. Marcus rashford is a great guy from what the media has shown. Arteta like pep may hold out n wait for the right striker and rely on the team collectively to bring in the goals. We are not short on goals we are unlocking defenses and scoring goal. N once partey sorts his accuracy out boy r we in for some pleasure.


12.) 15 Mar 2022 06:45:25
Definitely not…. An insider I know exceptionally well who has worked at United for many years said he is definitely not the most popular person around the club. His ego and attitude is on another level. So for one I wouldn’t want to see him at Arsenal.

{Ed014's Note - I’m with you mate, let them keep yet another over rated player.


13.) 15 Mar 2022 06:49:45
I like Epping Gooners reply.

But maybe you will find that it’s really his mother that should sign for Parliament.

She’s the grafter he’s just the front man.


 

 

25 Jan 2022 14:36:01
Ed's I know you have given who our transfer targets are and the information is greatly appreciated, can I ask if you have any info on how many arsenals would be trying ideally to get through the door in Jan?

I felt we were a bit light in the center of the park before we let AMN go so I am hoping for 2 Central Midfielders and a Striker.

Melo and Gigi seemed to be gathering pace across a lot of the media outlets, do you believe we could be looking to bring in more than 1 central mid?

HampshireGunner

{Ed002's Note - It should be able to complete the Arthur Melo loan if the club will agree an obligation to buy, else they will need to look to the other options they have. I would not expect two strikers in January but there will be a push to add one, pemanent or loan.}


1.) 25 Jan 2022 15:54:39
Thanks Ed002. Much appreciated.


2.) 25 Jan 2022 21:54:46
Cheers Ed.


 

 

 

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20 Jun 2022 15:32:07
ED can you shed any light on this for us?

With Saliba coming back, Holding seemingly happy to be back up, and White and Gabriel already established and the preferred pairing, I cannot see the need for Martinez ( unless he is a huge upgrade on the 3 main CBs we have) .

OR are we looking at using him a bit like Tommy, where he can play CB if needed but more as our LB option?

Or are the links all just more Tabloid waffle?

HampshireGunner

{Ed077's Note - Saliba staying at Arsenal isn't set in stone yet. He would be one of the options Arsenal would look at if Saliba was to get his move.


 

 

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16 Jun 2022 15:58:01
exactly the same Lefty mate, I read allllll the stories, but don't get carried away unless there has been a discussion on here and ED, s have had a say on the matter.

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16 Jun 2022 12:03:42
I agree Wesley, I do like Jesus, i am just not convinced that he will be able to carry the responsibility of being the main man, its a lot of pressure, and some players are suited to being more of an impact/ support, it looks like we will only get 1 striker in, and while I am prob more confident in Eddie than most, I do feel we should be going for a striker who has been the main man already.

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14 Jun 2022 09:38:16
thanks for the response Ed.

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13 Jun 2022 17:12:43
HE is a player that I like the look of but I do think he may be a bit overpriced at the value they are asking for (€100 million I believe I read)

I know Halland had a release clause, but with Nunez going to Liverpool for a reported €75 million upfront and then add ons is €60 Million really that much of a low ball offer to start out at?

I don't know much about Napoli and what they are like if transfer negotiations or if they have a need to sell, Ed do you know if they are a club that usually soften their stance on transfer values, or do you believe that they will hold out for the €100 million fee they have asked for and rather not sell for less?


Also ed I know you have written before about Jonathan David I was just wondering, he doesn't seem to linked with anyone at the moment, do you know if clubs interest in him has gone?

HampshireGunner

{Ed002's Note - Napoli are difficult to deal with. There is plenty of interest from others in David.}


 

 

 

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29 Jun 2022 09:37:24
we also proberly know that we will not be his preferred destination. reported interest from

Barca
Chelsea
Madrid
Tottenham

all can offer champions league football, all can match the wages we would offer and other than Barca, all can bid as much as us, sometime you need to pick the battles you enter in.


Certainly would not have been disappointed if Raphinia had joined but equally not disappointed if he doesn't, personally, I felt £65 million was always steep, there are other options and perhaps players where we will be the first choice which I believe is more important.

there do seem to be some fans that will always blame arsenal tho

if we don't meet the "reported valuation" of a player its because we are messing around or being cheap and the selling club is right to demand "their valuation" of the player

If we don't sell a player then it is because we are "messing around" and won't just lower "our valuation" to meet the buying clubs valuation of our player.

there are obviously issues in the hierarchy at arsenal as ed has mentioned before, and I'm sure that there are occasions when we have shot ourselves in the foot, but I don't believe that we are always the reason transfers don't come in or out.

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27 Jun 2022 16:55:15
I'm half with you half not Rsharpe on both your points on Jesus and Eddie,

I am excited about Jesus, I think he is the right age, good prem experience and also a point to prove that he would have been able to be the main man to city, but I am not entirely convinced that he is that 20+ goal striker we all seem to mention.

However how many of them are actually around, and we got 5th last season with lacca scoring 4 I believe, and auba scoring 6, so even if Jesus can grab 15 and the rest chip in like they did this season I do think he is an improvement of what we had last season. but not what we have at our best.

I'm glad Eddie got a contract, he has always been 4th choice so it's hard to really judge him, but with him being number 2 he will get a lot of game time and we will find out of he can be a top striker, tammy has taken his opportunity, let's see if Eddie can do also as I believe he can actually be a better striker than tammy. but I do think we give him one season with the game time he deserves and then if not then I agree I think he is sold, we get a fee and everyone can move on without any "what ifs".

I really hope we can get left-back cover as this is the position that worries me most as an arsenal fan, there is such a drop-off in our quality if Tierney is not fit that I believe this is the area of the pitch that has cost us the most last few seasons. (experiments with xhaxa and Tavares)

it is nice to see us having positive back-to-back summer windows tho, regardless of outcomes I do believe that we are seeing a effort to close the gap that was created to the top 4.

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20 Jun 2022 15:27:59
Yes, absolutely echo that last statement DG mate, A few more departures and key areas sorted and it looks like it has the chance to be 2 decent summers of transfers.

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17 Jun 2022 10:39:57
what does not seeing him play before have to do with not getting excited, I have not seen him play, but obviously read up now and he sounds like a highly regarded player by people who know a lot more than you and me.

I hadn't seen Ronaldo play before he went to utd, or (OG) Vieira came to arsenal. I was still excited about both after reading up

you may not want to get excited DG and that's fine, but why tell others not to and then suggest it's because their standards are not high I find it really odd, we are building, with harder opposition and more teams with money than when we built the 90/ 00 teams.

Fans and media need to let go of the past, we are not that team or that club anymore, and its not a 2 team prem anymore ( as in the main attraction used to be Arsenal and UTD)

is it the marquee signing we all want, NO,
is it an exciting signing and in line with what we are building? YES
lets not put a downer on everything the club is doing.


please don't take that as an attack DG, its really not meant like that.

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27 May 2022 09:29:04
if anything surely its a good thing in reference to us singing a striker, the money and wages we would have had to spend on a 2nd striker has now gone, allowing that investment to be focused on 1 striker.
I don't think Eddie will be worried about 1 other striker coming in, I think his problem has been that he has usually been 4th choice at best. Auba and lacca both got good game time, I'm sure what they will have said to him is that they are going to bring in 1 more and that will be our strikeforce.
His finishing is good, his running is good, his hustle is good, and this season we will see just how good he can be, look at how tammy has flourished. if we can get the Eddie that plays in an England shirt then we have a very decent striker in there.
IF not then we have him on a contract and won't lose him for free in a season or too.

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