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17 Jun 2019 14:17:16
Hello Eds
Reports suggesting that we are in contact with Kimpembe's dad. He has been developing consistently in PSG and has played under Emery. Is there any truth in these rumours and can you share any info you have regarding the same? I feel he would be perfect for Arsenal, young, good on the ball quick and strong
Thanks again for the brilliant work you guys are doing.


{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of it at all.}

1.) 19 Jun 2019 12:46:22
Surely we should be in contact with Kimpembe, not his dad? How are we ever going to improve if we start signing 60 year olds :)



18 May 2019 09:06:16
Greetings eds. Marc overmars has come out and said Hakim Ziyech is going to leave the club. He would be a perfect fit in this squad. Young, dynamic, naturally wide and a good dribbler plus also initiates the press. Do you know where he could land and which clubs (if Arsenal) are interested in him? Thankyou


{Ed002's Note - Hakim Ziyech (RW/AM) concerns over one particular issue (which has already made a couple of clubs step back) will end the interest of Arsenal; Everton (a Ronald Koeman target in the summer of 2016 that Everton could look again to - but could be expensive); Inter (not first choice); Lyon (but interest is dependent on another matter); Manchester City (one of the clubs to step away because of an issue); Real Madrid (also stepped away because of the issue); Roma; Spurs (if CE leaves); Bayern Munich (who are being pushed to take him after peviously turning interest elsewhere).}

1.) 18 May 2019 09:27:28
Ed are u not allowed to tell us the particular issue?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}

2.) 18 May 2019 12:07:04
Iam dieing to know what it is even if it’s unimportant πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

3.) 18 May 2019 13:13:32
Thank you for the reply ed, is work permit the issue?

{Ed002's Note - No, nothing like that.}

4.) 18 May 2019 16:29:49
It’s his peanut allergy.

5.) 18 May 2019 17:53:57
If he can’t sign for a club who competes in their own league _ were in πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

6.) 18 May 2019 18:33:24
Thanks anyways eds. You guys are really ZE BEZT. Have a wonderful summer.

7.) 18 May 2019 19:26:23
I don't know if it has anything to do with it but I did see lots of articles making a big deal of Ziyech and Mazraoui fasting for Ramadan during the semi final. But there are plenty of practicing Muslim footballers:mane, ozil, salah, pogba to name a few, who I would imagine observe ramadan and I don't remember seeing a big deal made over them. It was probably just a storm a lot of news out let's picked up and ran with.

8.) 24 May 2019 17:37:39
It must be Ramadan and all that goes with it. Very good player.



20 Jun 2018 12:44:07
Hello eds with Leno joining in and torreira subject to clearance, do you think arsenal will sign another CM to replace JW or LT is a replacement for JW. Names like N'zonzi and Golovin are mentioned. Any information on the same would be much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - a so so is available, will move and has been of long term interest so certainly a possibility- I would forget Golovin for now.}

1.) 20 Jun 2018 15:13:01
A so so being an average player?

2.) 20 Jun 2018 14:52:06
Did u mean N’zonzi ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

3.) 20 Jun 2018 16:44:56
Thanks a lot for that info ed, That is exciting news. N'zonzi will be the last piece of the midfield jigsaw. He will be perfect for away games where we need to be compact and strong and xhaka can be used for home fixtures and other cups.

4.) 21 Jun 2018 08:32:26
He or someone like him would also show there is no room for passengers in our midfield anymore and that alone has to be brilliant news.
If making our midfield a place where you have to be at your best and give your all to get a game I don't mind which names appear on the team sheet, for me it's not about personalities it's about performances and players justifying their inclusion with good solid performances week in week out.
Torreira/ Nzonzi, Ramsey/ Xhaka, Elneny/ Maitland Niles. I don't care what they are called but I do care what they provide and give in an Arsenal shirt each and every week.

5.) 21 Jun 2018 02:34:01
Arsenal is interested in Banega Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of interest from the club - perhaps if Ramsey is going UE might push for him.}

6.) 21 Jun 2018 09:38:34
If Ramsey goes who will be our longest serving player? Iwobi or Ozil I guess?

7.) 21 Jun 2018 19:42:48

8.) 21 Jun 2018 22:28:44
Yes of course Luke :-)

9.) 22 Jun 2018 07:07:52
I wonder if Ramsey's demands will lead to the club cashing in on him and bringing in Nzonzi and Banega?
I would like to see us sign Nzonzi to play alongside Torreira.
Torreira and Banega are very different type of players compared to the type we had become used to. South American bite is just what we need.

10.) 25 Jun 2018 21:35:24
Nzonzi and torreira would work for me.



13 Jun 2018 08:24:59
Hello all eds and my fellow gooners
Reports coming out of Germany that arsenal are very close to agreeing terms with Bernd Leno, and this is conforming to what ed002 said that we want a GK and also that Bayer Leverkusen have signed a replacement from Frankfurt, would love to see Leno in the red and white. Can any ed002 confirm this? Or is this just the daily rumour mill? Would others be happy if he comes? Looks like the real deal. What do the eds think of him? Thanks for all the info


{Ed002's Note - You will never see Leno in red and white.}

1.) 13 Jun 2018 12:18:32
Because he is a goalkeeper?

2.) 13 Jun 2018 13:01:56
Ed002 stop teasing everyone, gosh!

{Ed002's Note - Don't worry I won't say any more.}

3.) 13 Jun 2018 13:11:59
Loool your not saying much ed!

4.) 13 Jun 2018 13:41:08
Hahahah love it ed002. But if you could give any information it will be really helpful.

5.) 13 Jun 2018 19:07:20
He in did give some info here, why we expect or demand to have everything chowed up?
Also, this is a banter page, isn't it?



22 May 2018 17:53:55
Can any of the eds safely say that Emery will be the next arsenal manager? All reports saying it's going to be announced Tomorrow, the way everyone is reacting it really looks like a done deal. I hope there aren't any suprises there. Can any of the eds confirm, thanks for all the work.


{Ed002's Note - Since Arteta stepped back because of concerns he had Arsenal has spoken again to UE, has spoken with Henry and has held a board meeting (abeit incomplete). It is likely to happen as I understand he expects to have sufficient influence going forward.}

1.) 22 May 2018 20:42:47
Ed with the new manager, how do u see arsenal season going next year? Do you think there will be progress, decline etc?

{Ed002's Note - I think it is far less risky than MA. I have no feeling for where it will go.}

2.) 23 May 2018 00:17:40
Thanks ed, I can breathe a sigh of relief now that you have confirmed the likelihood of UE happening. I think he is the right mix of good and bad (more good than bad) . Someone like Ancelloti wouldn't have anything specific to prove and would continue the cozy club trend whereas MA would have been a Big big gamble but UE is young, dynamic and has a point to prove. He's got experience and is tactically sound. Positive times for Arsenal, hoping that everybody get behind the team now and we try and capitalise on the next season, where the eyes maybe on us but definitely the pressure won't be on us. That's happening after a long long time. What do you guys think?




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23 Nov 2019 23:57:58
Eds, do you have any info if Emery will be sacked?


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed from what I said before.}

1.) 24 Nov 2019 19:39:31
I don't think it's a question of if just when
I'm 46 and this is the worst I have ever seen arsenal my brother is a gooner so it's great
I just don't see a turnaround even if a decent manager came in you have no team spirit or direction at all
Your defence is rubbish and old.

Midfield you have 2 players ozil and xhaka who don't even want to be at the club
And torrira who isn't getting game time wants outq
You have a couple of good strikers pea you don't play to his strengths.

And lacazette who you do play a system that suits him but he's a sub
I never thought I would say it but I wouldn't want 1 arsenal player at Chelsea there just not good enough.
Enjoy your season I'm just about to ring my brother about yesterday
That's for you wodbod.

2.) 24 Nov 2019 19:49:03
Thanks anyways Ed002.

What is your personal opinion, Should he be fired?

{Ed002's Note - It was a mistake hiring him as Isaid at the time.}

3.) 25 Nov 2019 09:54:59
I think it's hard for him to remain now. The squad do not play for him, and appear largely confused about what they are expected to do. He has only discovered what looks like our strongest 11 by default, having been forced upon him by scenarios of his own making. If he is not dismissed before Xmas, the club run the risk of imploding by worse performances and players demanding to leave - we are almost in that state already.

I would have been in favour of someone young; an element of risk maybe, but I think the current situation demands a degree of experience and the ability to stop the rot in short time. Whether the club have either the inclination or the organisational characteristics that can attract such a candidate is open to question.

It sounds a bit stereotypical, but I can't imagine us leaking so many goals under Allegri or Ancelotti.



23 Nov 2019 23:53:58
The independent has reported that the board will take a call on 5th December after the West Ham game, they've asked Emery to win all uptill then, well he hasn't done himself any favours with today's performance against S'oton. Absolutely disgraceful. The players aren't playing for him it's clear as daylight and to be honest I do not blame them.

There is dynamism, there is adaptability and then there is confusion and delusion. Emery has changed so many systems and formations and he's managed to make us look bad in literally all of them one by one. Anyone remember the first game Vs Man city last season? We looked so uncomfortable with Cech trying to pass from the back and everyone including the ex players and pundits asking for patience and that it'll take time for Emery to leave a mark on this team - well it's a new season, it's almost December and we are arguably even worse - what does that tell you about his coaching skills?

Torreira is not an attacking MF, Ozil is integral to our creativity - Play all three Laca Auba Pepe from the start. Sokratis needs a break, he has consistently been poor. No wins in last 6 in all comps. 225 shots faced in 13 games, relegation form, worse record than Wenger's last 50 games, Negative goal difference, below burnley and wolves and potentially one of Sheffield or United, one point behind spurs, closer to relegation than top 4. No clear tactical structure. No connect with the fans with the confusing language that he speaks in, I'm sorry I know he's trying to learn English but the fact that he can't speak it properly has not helped him one bit. The stadium's atmosphere looks so flat, it's worse than it was during Wenger's time. I have no doubt that there is NO WAY absolutely NO WAY Emery can turn this around. The only question is when, we need to start damage control.

The only thing stopping him from getting the sack I imagine is unavailability of a new manager, no trust in Ljunberg or the fact that they'll have to find a manager with a readymade team of coaches (like Mou) . I for one would sack the guy tonight and let Ljunberg become caretaker and then get Erik Ten Hag from Ajax but honestly it would be a huge step down for him, so we can even do with Allegri who for starters is available who is sure to give us a defensive stability and hopefully an identity. What do you guys think?

Really disappointing days man, this club is going get me into a straight jacket.



1.) 24 Nov 2019 01:04:30
The West Ham game is the 9th lol.

2.) 24 Nov 2019 10:20:01
Indian well said.
For me go and ask Mopo, let's get someone that has been in the league.
Christ a thought has just come into my mind/
We might need Big Sam to keep us up.
Can I ask why if we sack someone for doing a dreadful job, why we have to pay them, if I sack one off our staff that's it, out the door take your coat.



24 Jul 2019 18:08:36
Hi fellow gooners and eds
With 2 weeks left for the window to shut, I would like to ask ed002 if you see Arsenal signing a CB that will play next season for us? Even a yes would be enough because these are desperate times really with our captain throwing his toys out of the tram and Mustafi getting minutes. Any info would be great. Thankyou for all the work.


{Ed002's Note - Please read the posts - I have answered this.}



28 May 2019 21:07:49
Excited for tomorrow? I am buzzing. This final is a pivotal moment in the club's present and future. But I have a confidence on the basis of how much more important it is for us. This team will turn up. Let's hope Emery's final record holds good. In any case I wouldn't feel that the club hasn't improved, the club has started somewhere, it's also an indication of how the club was left in the previous management, the shift is tough. Let's get that trophy to North London
Cmoooon Arsenal!


1.) 28 May 2019 23:42:48
A little nervous considering our away form. But I feel like aubama and laca are going to show up for this one. But hazard could have a field day with our defence in his last Chelsea match.
I'm going 4-2 to the arsenal!

2.) 29 May 2019 06:37:25
Super excited. A full house and a BBQ before the match.
Come on you Gunners!

3.) 29 May 2019 11:01:41
I thought you would be taking your own private jet over to Baku RG 😁.

4.) 29 May 2019 12:29:18
Presumably your mummy is driving you to Madrid in the rusty Subaru death trap raver61?

5.) 29 May 2019 13:30:15
BBQ Before the match, I thought you would be fine dining at the Ritz before the match, RG I might drive a Subaru but I can guarantee you my back seats and suspension have had lots more fun than your sports cars, one thing I could never be is billy bullcrapper, private box at the Emirates, sports cars everywhere, your own private jets to take you to away games, next door neighbour is toby alderwereld the list is endless,

6.) 29 May 2019 12:51:06
Excited and optimistic. We must avoid giving away freekicks around the box then there's no threat :)

7.) 29 May 2019 15:16:35
You do realise we have mustafi right? It's like saying I'm not going to take a poo for a month. you think you can't but we all rubbish ourselves eventually.

As a rule if mustafi scores the game should be called. be it an own goal or if he scores for arsenal. That's it. winner declared and go home. cause there's no way it's fair that we have played an entire campaign of 4 major competitions with 10 men and still had refs give red cards and penalties when we come into every game with a man less.


8.) 29 May 2019 18:41:08
Raver, you're just as bad as RG61 with your "billy bullcrap" shenanigans. Plucking stories straight off the news and pretending they happened to you; ring any bells?



18 May 2019 20:18:46
Hello Eds. Unai Emery dropped into see Athletico Madrid Vs Levante. Are there any particular players he was scouting? Noises have been made that Thomas partey was looked at. Maybe Lemar? Any information would be great. Thanks again. What do the other posters thing about any one of these players joining our club?


{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know if he was scouting anybody or not.}

1.) 19 May 2019 06:33:31
Do Atleti have anyone left? πŸ˜‚.

2.) 20 May 2019 08:46:38
Have not watched much Spanish football this season so have to ask; how has Lemar been doing for Atleti? Has he been getting much game time? Has he been influential?

{Ed002's Note - Lemar is not moving to Arsenal.}

3.) 21 May 2019 14:02:48
Ed002, there's not much justice in the world.

{Ed002's Note - And Emery was at the game for non-scouting reasons.}




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10 Nov 2019 08:54:13
It's not your fault ed, we are just too hopeful that the sack Should come any moment now, maybe Monday who knows! Please keep us updated with any information you get, thanks for all your Amazing work eds! Praying that this ends now.


{Ed001's Note - I will let you know if I hear anything back.}



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10 Nov 2019 08:25:19
Thankyou for the response ed, do you have any insight on the sort of replacements we are after? Is Freddie an option? Thanks again.


{Ed001's Note - I am sorry you are misunderstanding, that is probably my fault as I realise I put it in the wrong page. I was giving an opinion, that finding a replacement would be the only thing that could save Emery now. I don't know of any search having begun for one yet. I will ask now but it is Sunday and most people I know are likely to be sleeping for a while yet!}



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27 Jul 2019 11:41:22
But is there any truth that we are in pole position to sign after agreeing to pay 72 mil in installments. Throughout the summer we've put zaha as the primary target, do you see any one of the two playing for arsenal next season? please shed any info you have on this, thanks a lot.


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer questions about "pole position" - I have no idea what that means. I have answered numerous times about the interest in both players.}



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23 May 2019 09:58:40
Amazing insight ed. It's interesting to see no mention not James Rodriguez. Do you think he will leave Bayern this year and and if at all are Arsenal interested?


{Ed002's Note - James will be returned to Real MAdrid this summer and then sold on. There is an effort to get him involved in a part exchange deal but that is proving difficult and the one interested side can't sensibly take him this summer. It is nothing to do with Arsenal.}



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18 May 2019 18:33:24
Thanks anyways eds. You guys are really ZE BEZT. Have a wonderful summer.





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24 Nov 2019 19:49:03
Thanks anyways Ed002.

What is your personal opinion, Should he be fired?


{Ed002's Note - It was a mistake hiring him as Isaid at the time.}



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25 Sep 2019 19:43:22
Holding leading the side and throw in a Saliba and we seem to have solved our problem of playing out from the back but also being steady, arrogantly entertaining as one of the commentators called us today. I really for one thing the process has to be trusted and backing the Team is very important, the head coach Should be treated like a player who's a part of the team because he's going to make mistakes too. When Wenger came in he absolutely smashed it but if we are being honest Emery came in at trying times, one season is barely a long time to access.

But rightly so, his contract is going to end at the end of this season, I would liked him to be under that sort of pressure now, the money has been put and he's got what he needs- Pepe will come of age, ceballos is good and tienrey looks like a steal. Let's create the kind of atmosphere emirates is capable of. These are very risky, frustrating but engaging times for arsenal, the club is undergoing a change in personality.
Lots of room for error but he needs to get this team to UCL period. The other teams are as bad as the Indian football team hell they can beat them too. This season has to be the last I'm seeing us play against FC Narnia, I don't want to see us play in the final of the new the European league conference against man utd or spurs LOL. Sorry for the long post boys but hang in there give the man some confidence. Looking forward for the.




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25 Sep 2019 12:32:56
Raver you lot went from being champions League finalist to losing to a Zoo. Only Spurs can do this πŸ˜‚.




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25 Jul 2019 15:45:16
Good signing in my opinion, what do you guys think?




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21 Jun 2019 18:51:08
That's really disheartening Ed002. Raul said he had identified target and wanted to "outsmart the market" which was a sugar coated way of saying we will shop cheap but even that plan looks a bit dicey. Please give us an update whenever you can Ed002, if there is a source that is reliable right now it's you mate. Have a good weekend! :)


{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of any "sources" that are reliable or not I am afraid.}