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01 Feb 2018 10:57:09
talking to people at an arsenal game, the news doing the rounds/ rumours is that the management want to get joachim loew.

now i dismissed this obviously but now been reading on ed002 favourite platform twitter ;) that this is being bandied about more.

maybe its just rumours but this game was just after new years took awhile to catch up.

i do apologise if this is not juicy as i don't know any builder who has an aunt who drives a cab with a dog and the dogs puppy told me the rumour.


1.) 01 Feb 2018 11:48:13
Exactly rumours i had been seeing and hearing. Interesting appointment if true.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 12:46:47
it seems like there is something going on behind the scenes, obviously it maybe just everyone reading too much into it, but ian wright said the players are not responding to wenger, and it feels like there is an internal power struggle, not sure if he knows something or is assuming like the rest of us.

i do hope wenger can win the carabao cup and call it quits or even the europa. anyway i think this season is a wash, give youth a chance and build team chemistry.

Good thing is the players from arsenal who will be at the world cup playing major minutes won't be many. Iwobi, ozil, kos will start, but monreal, mustafi and bellerin will likely be subs.

3.) 02 Feb 2018 14:52:40
That rumour seems to have been floating around for a while LV. Perhaps people are looking at international managers who may call it a day after the WC this summer and putting 2 and 2 together? To be fair I could easily see France looking for a new manager if they don't win it with their current squad, and I am sure plenty would put Arsene forward as the next french manager if he wanted it? Combine that with perhaps Jochaim Lowe also perhaps calling it a day and looking to go back into club management, and i suppose you can see why these rumours exist.



04 Jun 2017 08:33:29
eds i don't want to talk about players arsenal are linked with, but who is interested in the players we currently have?

ox, lucas perez, giroud, sanogo, gibbs, wilshire, debuchy.


{Ed002's Note - (a) Possibly Liverpool but it makes no sense (b) Sevilla, Villarreal and possibly Real Sociedad (c) Marseille but it won't happen (d) Lower French or Italian sides I would think (e) ? (f) Bournemouth (g) ?}

1.) 05 Jun 2017 04:48:14
Wilshere's being touted to WHam I think. Might be best for all parties really.

2.) 05 Jun 2017 11:01:16
I hear Newcastle are interested in Gibbs, any truth in this Eds? The fee i heard was £15 million, this seems unrealistic however due to his injury record and only having a year left on his contract.

{Ed025's Note - it certainly looks a possibility at this stage jim..

3.) 05 Jun 2017 10:11:53
appreciate the response ed, would have assumed they would have to go on a free, as most clubs who would want these players probably would not want to pay the insane salaries we have put them on.

{Ed002's Note - You are right that clubs in Europe would not match the salaries.}

4.) 06 Jun 2017 14:32:38
Because you have a team of mercenaries who wouldn't play for Arsenal if you didn't bribe them. That is exactly the problem with the squad!

You will soon find out the horrible truth of Europa League football. Top players like Mbappe won't sign unless you pay £100M and budget breaking wages on top. If Arsenal follow this path then they will soon become the next Leeds or Nottingham Forest.



03 Aug 2016 15:04:47
can i ask if arsenal are entertaining offers for sanchez?

and if so what sort of price are they looking for, as we know juve want Sanchez.


1.) 03 Aug 2016 19:54:53
I'm not 'ITK' but I see no chance of Alexis leaving. He's excited for the new season and seems keen to stay, we have no reason to sell, and I doubt the club would let on of their only world class players leave with only a couple weeks before the new season.

Snowball's chance in hell mate.

2.) 03 Aug 2016 20:48:07
Sanchez is going nowhere. For this season at least.

3.) 03 Aug 2016 21:23:18
Malaga said he's leaving.

Thank God, that mean's he's definitely staying :-)



13 Aug 2015 05:00:04
Ok I have no idea on the latest with benzema and arsenal. Could be the same in regards to interest but no move yet.

I have been reading that Manchester United are now in for the player. And are willing to pay him 250 per week while we can only offer about 160.

Is there any truth to uniteds interest?


1.) 13 Aug 2015 09:31:26
It would seem a likely solution to the De Gea situation as Ramos isn't interested leaving.
I doubt utd are interested in Reals Euro's so Benzema could well be the ideal currency to resolve things.
It wouldn't exactly be a shock if it happened.

2.) 13 Aug 2015 12:08:15
As much as I would love to get Benz, I really don't think it will happen. Kinder reminds me of the whole Higuain scenario, we have been linked with both every summer for like 4-5 years now or so it feels.



16 Apr 2015 11:42:11
Can any ed shed some info in terms of the coaching carousel which we may encounter this summer?

with klopp now in the hat, which teams are looking to him as their new manager?

I know Liverpool will have interest, Arsenal have ruled out their interest.

do madrid and barcelona figure in this? or are they more likely to stay with their figure heads?


{Ed002's Note - If the European page was not having issues right now I would say take it there. So a really special treat:

Klopp: Liverpool don't have an interest in Klopp and he has a number of options available - take a year off being top of the list. He will be approached by Napoli, don't rule out PSG or Real Madrid.

Blanc: It is fair to say that an alternative to Blanc was being considered by PSG but he is no longer available. It is also fair to say that there was a third party looking to see if a deal could have been brokered with Liverpool for him. That however is a while back and long before Liverpool began to improve. Right now I would not want to speculate too much.

Ancelotti: There is a third party who wants to steer Ancelotti toward Manchester this summer - either side.

Manuel Pellegrini to Napoli (may be an issue now that Klopp is available.

Benitez: Benitez wants either the Liverpool job or Manchester City - there is a chance of a one year deal at Manchester City whilst they await the man they want.

I am not going to give details about what is happening elsewhere in Europe here, that will wait until the page is fixed. Again, a blast for managers this summer.}

1.) 16 Apr 2015 21:00:53
much appreciated for your response.




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08 Aug 2019 22:23:58
Eds now that the EPL transfer window is over, and hopefully you all can resume some sanity, i wanted to inquire about your opinion on the state of arsenal behind the scene.

you did say something to the effect of having a DOF who is not a DOF? and perhaps the structure not being clear and a complete mess? i'm not quoting you.

Im sure we managed to pull a miracle to have a decent transfer window, however what insight could you provide with an opinion on the long term outlook of what we are actually headed for in your experience.

feel free to ignore my ques if it sounds stupid.


{Ed002's Note - The structure of the management is a joke at Arsenal hence the issues they had recruiting. The transfer window has been very good but it is a risk the club has decided to take.}

1.) 09 Aug 2019 00:51:19
I'm shocked they have if it's that bad Ed maybe they wanted to get the fans back behind the club.



04 Apr 2018 09:55:57
been reading on and off for many many years, post occasionally and I thoroughly enjoy the fan perspective and all the eds who give their insight and some of the eds who give us information tabloids would drool over.

much ado thanks to you all for making this site interesting across all pages.

lets hope the end of the season is somewhat fruitful for us gooners. regardless i'm looking forward to the world cup. can't believe its every 4 years. 1990 was my first world cup age 5.7 bloody world cups. looking forward to no8 and I maybe in Russia, got hospitality tickets, but not sure how serious the risk to travel there is, as a man with a tan I was advised by a friend who is from st Petersburg that its not ideal. anyone travelling from here?


{Ed001's Note - you would be well advised to speak to the consulate before you consider going.}

1.) 04 Apr 2018 11:07:07
Mate watch it at home or down the pub but don't go to Russia it's just not worth it.
It's a very different country with very different attitudes and ways before you even add the football element to the equation, Euro 2016 told me that no England fan should take a chance at Russia 2018.
Russian leaders aren't bothered what the rest of the world thinks of them or thier country public and world opinion will count for nothing and hold no sway at this world cup which makes it even less appealing still.
Russia will simply deny any problems before during and after the world cup.

2.) 04 Apr 2018 13:09:13
You have swallowed the bait hook line and sinker with the anti Russia propaganda haven’t you G62. If your part of traveling England fans who want to have a scap then I’d say go because you will certainly get one. If you want to go and enjoy the football and your a adult with a normal amount of wits about you then I’m sure you will be fine. Ultras are looking for ultras not family’s and moderate enjoying football . I can’t give advice specifically for you though lakerville as I don’t know what the Russians feel about tans mate. Ed’s advice is the one to take for that.

3.) 04 Apr 2018 13:58:01
to be fair I did travel along time ago well 11 years ago on the trans Siberian and it was amazing, I understand the situation has changed, although I did have a lot of people just stop and look at me like I was an alien, further east I went, girls were friendly though ;)

yea I understand the situation has changed and I really want to see a world cup live, never been to one. not even the euros, now that I can somewhat afford it was thinking of doing it.

to those I have spoken to have told me not to travel, I am considering not going but i'm not sure i'd survive Doha 2022 in the heat :)

Yea I wanted to know if anyone is going. right now its jack jones and that scenario will be a definite NO.

4.) 04 Apr 2018 14:19:00
If you have the opertunity to go and you can find some like minded easy going people then I say do it. Everyone has danger radar and as long as your responsible with the booze I’m sure you will have a great time.

5.) 04 Apr 2018 14:37:57
lets see what comes of it mate. for now some cracking games on tonight and one more tomorrow.

6.) 04 Apr 2018 15:00:30
I know mate. It’s not often I watch other teams from the prem but I’m really excited tonight and will be cheering Liverpool on, as will most of the country.

7.) 04 Apr 2018 17:21:34
Sanogo we can all only offer our true opinion mate, if one of my family asked the same question as Larker that's what my answer would be.
Propaganda I'm sure there is plenty of that flying around but there is also real risks too mate and its a brave man that decides to ignore those risks and an even braver one who advises others to ignore them.
Each person has to weight up what they personally have to gain and potentially lose from their decision.

8.) 04 Apr 2018 17:49:26
A friend of mine, who is a football watching family man went to France 2016 and inadvertently got caught up and trapped in street battle with Russian hooligans. He says if it wasn't for a stroke of luck, where he escaped and hid over a garden wall, he thinks he would have been seriously injured in the fighting. The Russian hooligans in their own country fuelled by the political situation as an excuse, could cause mayhem. While 95% of the time i think it will be safe, their will always be the 5% that isn't.

9.) 04 Apr 2018 19:32:41
And the streets of London have been a really safe place haven’t they. We can’t account for henny penny’s.



21 Sep 2017 13:14:11
i have been watching La liga recently and with madrid having a terrible run of games and probably out of the title race, a slip in the champions league and zidane is likely to be ousted.

i do hope we have him as a successor, i'm not sure wenger will stay beyond this year, and i feel he should move to madrid or psg, we need a fresh start and he could do with not having to penny pinch every buy or sale.


1.) 22 Sep 2017 02:57:02
Zidane? No thanks. No disrespect he's a footballing genius and legend of course but that wouldn't be a step in the right direction for me.



25 Jul 2017 13:52:30
considering the price they sold mendy for i just don't think we have a chance with lemar under 70 mill.

i hope we can close out a transfer or two soon. defender and CM needed asap.


1.) 25 Jul 2017 14:08:46
That and the fact that everybody else is managing to do business with Monaco.



28 Jun 2017 09:25:32
i know its a pipe dream but with perez stating last night that mbappe is only 18 and cannot guarantee him a starting spot, does that mean we are in with a shout to sign the player?

also he rubbished claims of 120mill for the player so maybe the figure is not as high as some make it seem?



1.) 28 Jun 2017 09:39:03
not sure perez has much say in the matter hopefully he will be sold anyway back to deportivo.

2.) 28 Jun 2017 10:51:28
I think he means the Real president Derby not the Arsenal player :-)
Personally I think Mbappe will stay put for now but if he moves it will be the best move he can possibly get regarding pay and footballing ambition.
People talk about a stepping stone move but football has a very long history of young players not realising their full potential and a wrong move now to a stepping stone club could see his chance of ever joining the likes of Real disappear for ever.
James Rodriguez joined Real and it hasn't gone brilliantly for him but he is still in demand simply because big clubs aren't put off by a player who couldn't quite crack it at Real which is almost certainly the hardest of all clubs to make your mark at.
If James Rodriguez had joined Liverpool instead of Real and struggled to win a regular place his options would be as attractive as they are today.
Real don't come knocking to often and that's why few refuse them when they do come calling.

3.) 28 Jun 2017 12:14:39
Every time there is a world class player, real come knocking.

4.) 28 Jun 2017 12:29:41
They do indeed Perfect but seldom for the same player twice which is why few refuse them when their chances comes along.

5.) 30 Jun 2017 16:09:54
I know 62 :)




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29 Mar 2020 14:02:33
Or ferran sorriano? I think. but we got plenty upfront.




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26 Jan 2020 16:52:06
Thanks for your response. insightful as always.




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26 Jan 2020 13:21:40
Ed now that kurzawa looks likely to head to Juventus. does that mean we have left the race? Or are we still stupid enough to convince him?


{Ed002's Note - The difference is that Juventus would be open to taking him now rather than in the summer as a Free Agent. It is not agreed, as far as I know, where he will end up.}



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31 Jul 2019 18:16:06
If I was mustafi, I would move. majority of the fans don't like him. Every mistake is amplified, and he is being mocked. good on him for sticking to his beliefs. but sometimes the individual is his worst enemy. Move on, reinvent yourself without pressure. Staying behind and trying to do something he has been unable to for the past few seasons. is at best retarded.




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17 Jul 2019 20:26:36
So ed if I can assume.

With the likes of Tierney, martinelli, saliba, ceballos and zaha/ malcolm/ soares being the ones we are interested/ hoping at bringing on. safe to assume those are our only targets and no other surprises per se?

Only asking as With the announcement from Josh Kroenke felt like neymar, messi, Ronaldo, hazard and Salah were signing on. just don't want to get my Hope's up and pre order my jerseys.


{Ed002's Note - I explained about targets - don't get me to buy into any bizarre assumptions you have.}




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08 Aug 2019 22:26:36
do you see it as a big risk ed? or something that we can recover from if things don't go our way this season with a champions league spot.


{Ed002's Note - It is a major risk going forward and the club will need to look to sell.}



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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.





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04 Apr 2018 14:37:57
lets see what comes of it mate. for now some cracking games on tonight and one more tomorrow.




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04 Apr 2018 13:58:01
to be fair I did travel along time ago well 11 years ago on the trans Siberian and it was amazing, I understand the situation has changed, although I did have a lot of people just stop and look at me like I was an alien, further east I went, girls were friendly though ;)

yea I understand the situation has changed and I really want to see a world cup live, never been to one. not even the euros, now that I can somewhat afford it was thinking of doing it.

to those I have spoken to have told me not to travel, I am considering not going but i'm not sure i'd survive Doha 2022 in the heat :)

Yea I wanted to know if anyone is going. right now its jack jones and that scenario will be a definite NO.




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19 Jan 2018 14:26:39
doesnt matter if we get auba and mikhi then maybe top 4 push doable, without sanchez we can rebuild in the summer and will need to buy.

dont see point losing out on a fee for a player who does not want to be here.