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04 Jan 2019 17:44:40
Could we be in for that other Pepe. The defender without a contract. Think that might be amazing in the short term! Two Pepes in one window would be mind blowing! (Btw is it Pepes in plural or Pepi)


{Ed0333's Note - I’m assuming Pep’s

1.) 04 Jan 2019 22:08:12
How about "peeps"



30 May 2018 08:47:49
hey eds, do Arsenal have any intereset in Sander Berge this year? Remember there were some rumours last year. Being norwegian, i think that would be cool. he is a really interesting talent.

And what is hapening with max mayer?


{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of and all I know about Meyer is he rejected Liverpool.}

1.) 30 May 2018 11:30:30
Ed001, i know its a long shot but are you aware of the reasons cited for him turning Liverpool down?

{Ed001's Note - no mate sorry.}



17 Aug 2017 18:32:06
Thank you for all your wisdom eds:)

One (some) question to understand the mechanics of transfers and club management. Do you think a Lemar deal would be more likely if we manage to find new clubs for players like Wilshere, Debuchy, Gibbs or Jenkinson? Or if Ox is leaving us?

It seems Arsenal have a to many players we hardly ever use, and probably never will use. These kind of squadplayers should be youngsters, right? Is this a situation we ended up in, since we had a stadium to repay. Seems like we gave out new contracts, instead of replacing with better players. Hence the high wages to some of these players.


{Ed002's Note - No it becomes more likely if the buing club make a serious effort to match the asking price.}




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07 Aug 2019 17:48:54
We declined £30 mill for iwobi according to sky sport. I would take that and use the extra money for a cd and give Nelson and smith-Rowe more games. Could even use the extra money and get Zaha as well.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 18:50:04
Think there waiting for 2nd bid can’t turn that down imo and go buy a cb.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 19:00:04
35 for iwobi plus the 25 we were going to spend on Tierney goes a long way towards buying a certain young CB with a 92 million buyout clause.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 19:12:25
I would be up for that. Don’t forget we presume that the Tierney money is there already and another 30-35 mil to put to a CD then things ain’t so bad. Feel we will do some business still mate.

{Ed047's Note - I was just trying to pronounce your user name when it suddenly hit me what it actually says. I accidentally put your last post on rumours. 🙄

Couldn’t you just go back to Browgun or Sanogo. 😂

Who r ya!

4.) 07 Aug 2019 18:37:42
Yeh I saw that and thought if that's true someone needs sectioning! Both at Everton for bidding it and us for turning it down! The world's gone utterly mental! 10 mil and we would be robbing them, ed25 what's your opinion?

{Ed025's Note - i dont know how true that is eden but if it is i would be disappointed to say the least, this has come right out of left field and although he fits the brands ethos i was hoping for better to be honest mate...but if we can give you back theo then im all for it.. :)

5.) 07 Aug 2019 19:39:34
Ed025 I think you will find in very LARGE print on Theos transfer documents NO RETURNS BACK :-)
He's only 31 and still has so much potential:-)

{Ed025's Note - we will give you £30m for iwobi...but £40m if you take theo back mate..

6.) 07 Aug 2019 20:21:28
Sold as seen mate, the only thing I'm surprised about is after you'd seen why did you buy :-)

7.) 07 Aug 2019 20:17:27
Speaking of Arsenal players with potential. I remember you saying something about Ox and seeing him fulfil it at Liverpool. How's that going G62?

8.) 07 Aug 2019 20:38:50
Well it was going pretty well until his season and a half injury mate, he was a regular in Liverpool midfield and by most Liverpool fans I've talked to accounts doing an excellent job mate.
What can I say I didn't see that tackle coming that put him out for so long back when I predicted big things for him at Liverpool, really should think things through more I guess:-)

9.) 07 Aug 2019 22:00:02
The thing is G62 a good player doesn’t get injured by those tackles 👍 and he plays for rubbishtypool.

10.) 07 Aug 2019 22:14:49
Fair point Sano obviously he's good enough for their midfield but nowhere near the class of Xhaka which is why we got rid :-)

11.) 07 Aug 2019 21:50:53
Haha Ed, Don’t worry mate I’m just a Pépé who are ya Boi now matey . going to smash the league up this year.

{Ed047's Note - let’s hope so!

12.) 07 Aug 2019 22:51:24
Yeah your right g62, let’s just all sulk about that for a bit ahhh. good I’m glad I’m over that 😂.

13.) 07 Aug 2019 23:10:16
G62, being on the treatment table isn't anything new for Ox. You didn't have to be Nostradamus to see that coming.

14.) 07 Aug 2019 23:52:03
True Sharpie but you could say the same of Ramsey Walcott Wilshire Kos Belerin Welbeck Caz Mertesacker Rosicky need I go on? Not all players who are Arsenal injury prone are injury prone away from Arsenal RVP for instance.



30 Jul 2019 14:19:25
I hope we can offload Jenkinson, Elneny and Asano, since they ‘never’ play anyway, and could easily be replaced by youngsters like Nketiah, Nelson, Smith-Rowe and Willock. I hope we can offload Mkhitaryan, Mustafi and Chambers since they’re not settling in to the club properly. Even though they might turn things around I believe we can realistically get some cash for them and replace them with some more suited squad players. I not sure who I would rather play in an important game, Nelson or Mkhitaryan, or Willock or Elneny if I had to choose.


1.) 30 Jul 2019 15:11:20
Nelson or Willock. Show the young guns we believe in them.

2.) 30 Jul 2019 21:46:18
Nelson for Miki simply because Nelson might possibly be a big success at Arsenal while Miki hasn't been and is highly unlikely to be in the future.
Maitland Niles rather than Xhaka for exactly the same reasons.
Manov for Mustafi the same.

There seems little point in blocking young players paths with players who for whatever reason simply have been hits at Arsenal over the last 3 seasons for Xhaka and Mustafi and one and half seasons for Miki.
Let go of what doesn't work and give a chance to what might work doesn't seem like a difficult decision to make to me.



21 Jun 2019 12:13:50
Some serious friendlies we got. Bayern, Real and Barca! Thoughts. Three wounded clubs sort of.


1.) 21 Jun 2019 13:12:22
4 wounded teams.

2.) 22 Jun 2019 13:49:53
We are going to get some beating there hahha.

3.) 22 Jun 2019 14:17:18
Or some good preseason results that gets everyone very excited for the new season Moe, unless of course Real Barcelona and Bayern play dirty by fielding there best 11 against us :-)



05 Jun 2019 09:10:25
As a Norwegian and a Arsenal fan I find it interesting that we could solve our problems with three Norwegian youngsters.

Kristoffer Ajer (21) from Celtic (CB) , on th team of the year in Scottish premier League, huge talent. And huge physical presence with his 1,96m.

Sander Berge (21) , from Gent (CDM) , highly rated talent, wanted by Sevilla among others. Also a speedy and robust guy at 1,93m.

Martin Ødegård (20) , Real Madrid property, played last year for Vitesse. On the team of the year in Eresdivision. For a club that finished 5th. Amazing technique. Well known talent.

Check them out! Thoughts?


1.) 05 Jun 2019 13:47:16
I will bow to your local knowledge Norgunner, but whoever we go for, promising youngsters, and a few players of decent height would certainly be on my list. I am a fan of Torreira, but watching our DM walk out for the final and realise he was virtually the same height as the child who's hand he was holding made me think maybe we need a bit more height and build in the team?



10 May 2019 15:43:37
It is said we need a new winger. I don’t disagree, but Reiss Nelson would be back, is he not rated good enough? I think CM and CB should be addressed first. And how would Smith-Rowe fit in.


1.) 10 May 2019 16:32:50
I wouldn't be upset to see Nelson given game time next season. Smith-Rowe reminds me a lot of Ramsey from what I've seen of him, maybe we have a long term replacement there. Both great young players.

Considering Cech and Welbeck are all confirmed leaving, I would like to see us give those first xi spots to youngsters too.

2.) 10 May 2019 18:05:15
It's a long term solution to promote from within including Chambers but it would take patience from fans.
If this season had been achieved by promoting from within and playing Rowe Smith Nelson amd Chambers and Maitland Niles in the middle rather than playing Litch Xhaka Mustafi Miki then I think people would be much much more positive about this season and the future.

3.) 10 May 2019 19:13:05
Chambers needs moving on mate, he’s not of an Arsenal standard, Miles from it

Rumours Mustafi is wanted by Gavidis, get him out quick.

4.) 10 May 2019 19:23:02
G62 - Chambers is average at best, now having been part of two relegations from the PL. Quite what fellow Gooners see in him is beyond sense.
As for the youngsters, Rowe-Smith and Nelson, they clearly need to mature as players before playing regularly in Arsenal's first team, and were nowhere near ready for regular first team football at Arsenal this season. Next season Nelson will join the first team squad, I am not yet sure about Smith-Rowe. Emery will probably watch their development during pre-season, afterwhich he will make a decision regarding next season.
If we had played Chambers, Rowe-Smith and Nelson in the middle this season, then we would have been in a far worse position than we are currently in. I doubt very much that they would have done better than the likes of Torrieira and Xhaka.
Emery has done a decent job in his first season, putting out the likes of Napoli and Valencia on the way to the EL final and has more points than last season in the PL. I am sure he knows that players have to move on and others brought in. It will be interesting to see if we can win the EL and to see how the summer transfer window fathoms out. I knew deep down that once the fans had turned on Wenger, Emery would have a difficult task placating fickle, clueless fans.

5.) 10 May 2019 19:34:36
G62, do you think the fans would appreciate it if the club came out and said that we are now focusing on youth and they need time? Say a 5 year plan to clear the wages and clear the dead wood out whilst getting the youngsters blooded in.

I'd be more than happy to hear that, we have a great crop of youth coming through and we have the advantage of us fans loving it when one comes through the ranks.

6.) 10 May 2019 20:24:42
Hi Akie I think if this season had been achieved while planning for the long term future in mind people would be excited rather than despondent mate, we don't have unlimited funds and we have a wage bill problem so promoting from within would offer one solution that if handled well might put us in a much more optimistic position in 12 months time.
Hi RG open to sensible debate and discussion as always I see :-)
What's so enjoyable about your posts is how you never are condescending self promoting dismissive of others opinions and views and if all that wasn't endearing enough I really enjoy your always new fresh non repetitive humble views that you never try and pass off as facts.
Pleasure as always :-)

7.) 10 May 2019 21:14:18
I say give the kids a chance, can't be any worse than what we have been fielding!

8.) 10 May 2019 21:34:25
Says the clown who himself turned on Wenger having been so supportive of him.

You couldn’t make up the garbage, oh no hang, it’s Walter Mitty himself, of course he can.


9.) 10 May 2019 22:41:49
G62 I simply don’t suffer fools gladly. The absurd suggestion to bring back Chambers to the club when both Wenger and Emery farmed him out on loan to clubs that were both relegated! In addition a suggestion that two promising teenagers could replace two seasoned internationals. I am trying to think of any teenagers who would be first choice selections at any of the top 6 PL clubs.

10.) 10 May 2019 23:00:53
When watching a team like Ajax I think the balance between youngsters and routine is perfect. If we could do something similar with implementation of some of best prospects like Nelson, Smith-Rowe and willock. If they are good enough they will grab the chance and play with ambition, if not we should look for other talents. I think that there are to many talents in our club that never get the chance to take the step up, and keep playing u23 football til they have to move to a lower league club. Sometimes players will adapt to the level. Look at Alexander-Arnold the first 10-20 games he had he was really shaky in defense, but more confidence improved his game.

11.) 10 May 2019 23:53:55
I can’t believe you think a youngster couldn’t do better than Xhaka? You actually ever watched him play? I don’t know about other top 6 teams playing youngsters but I can assure you no other top 6 team would be interested in Xhaka, unless we’re talking the top 6 in the Conference, and assuming they want a midfielder who can’t tackle, doesn’t track runners, passes the ball mostly sidewards to help his completed passes stats, and slows play down to a snails place. So yes, if the stadium pigeon is not available or off colour, they may accept someone of similar influence for the middle of the pitch, and Xhaka might be in with a chance, assuming the chairman’s niece is busy taking her 11 plus.

12.) 11 May 2019 08:56:53
Stoner there’s a few that don’t like other people’s opinions, then when you say somthing they are quick to say I respect your opinion, but the comment b4 they have called you an idiot or a clueless fan it brilliant, they forget what they have just posted lol.

13.) 11 May 2019 08:59:19
Dele Ali, Trent Alexander Arnold, Marcus Rushford? There are 3 off the top of my head RG, you don't suffer fools gladly?
I suggest you stay well clear all mirrors my friend :-)

14.) 11 May 2019 09:21:06
Sparky is right there, it can't be worse than what we have, I'd rather have a youth player over Lichsteiner and Jenkinson at right back. I'd rather have Mavropanos over Mustafi, Welbeck leaving? Replace him with John-Jules or Nketiah.




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04 Aug 2019 17:25:37
Remember both Liverpool and city focused on improving the attack before they did anything with the defense. Only one and a half year ago van Dijk arrived.




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14 Jun 2019 12:30:15
4-3-3 (similar to Liverpool)

New players are welcome at the CB, CM, and winger. I think we need to try and win the ball higher in the pitch. The front three have to rotate between Özil as a inward forward on the wing or behind the duo on top. The CM’s has to play box to box supporting the defense when the fullback rush forward and play the ball faster forward.




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12 Jun 2019 10:24:50
Yup! When Liverpool can push out Jorden Ibe and Solanke for the total of 40 mill eur. And we can’t get money for players like Gnabry and Ramsey. And peanuts for player like Hayden, Campbell and Reine-Adelaide It’s insane.




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04 Feb 2019 16:10:32
A lot of our defensive problems start higher I the pitch. By strengthening our midfield with technical player who can both win the ball and hold on to it without loosing it, we will relieve the defense of to many tasks. You could see the problem yesterday when we were pushed to far in to our own box. And we couldn’t put enough pressure on city’s defense.




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30 Jan 2019 19:36:46
Alexis wasn’t a first team regular in Barcelona before he came to us. So if Suarez can be anything close to that I would be thrilled. (Yeah yeah, I know Alexis was a better player, with more power to his game)





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09 Aug 2019 10:39:40
We are not taking a gamble here. we have a net spending of approx. £55 mill if you remove saliba from the equation (approx 80 with) this is pretty much what we have spend the last years. Even though the inflation on what players cost sky rocketing every year. If you check the books available on the Arsenal site you will see that we got more than £150 mill in cash. And no red numbers anywhere. We got a new kit deal worth £60 mill a year. We are considered the seventh most valuable club in the world. We have a lot of young talents coming up through the ranks. We building a new management structure.

Where is the problem?


{Ed002's Note - The first problem is you don’t understand the finances at all. Hopeless.}



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07 Aug 2019 18:32:17
I don’t want to be a douchbag. But Jenkinson didn’t play with neither heart or courage. He seemed scared and uncomfortable in the games I saw him.




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07 Aug 2019 18:22:54
Well, Luis get some goals though!




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06 Aug 2019 16:21:43
This was a part of Wengers philosophy and strategy. Everyone is valuable to the club and more equal pay would create less envy. But then they forgot that Elneny, Chambers and Jenkinson really wasn’t that good players.

From what I have read this strategy is out of the window now. But we cannot do anything with the contracts already in place. So we need to hold our breath and be patient change will come over the years.

Thank god we don’t have Woodward as director. From my perspective we want go through what Man United went through.




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06 Aug 2019 00:16:06
Wow! Such a group of haters. Neither Klopp or Pep got their first season great. The club obviously want to improve the whole team. However you don’t shop quality players At Costco in bulk (or M&S) . We were one point away from CL last season. I believe Pepe can help us there. If you see the stats on how reliable we were on laca and Aubameyang last season it make sense to bring in more quality up front as well.