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26 Jun 2023 23:36:59
City to put a 90 million bid in for Rice.


1.) 27 Jun 2023 08:52:21
It's been rejected there might still be hope if our board sort it out correctly.



31 Jan 2022 19:20:48
PEA has a good chance of going according to SKY just now



1.) 31 Jan 2022 19:42:45
Their saying agreement reached.

{Ed014's Note - thank god for that!

2.) 31 Jan 2022 19:47:41
Ed14, that’s our business done then.

{Ed014's Note - yep can’t see anyone else coming in. We apparently made attempts for Melo and Vlahovic neither worked out and that was that.

3.) 31 Jan 2022 19:51:04
As long as we are not paying the balance of his salary Ed. He wanted to go play for Barca, so he should accept whatever they can afford to pay him, but we shouldn’t be making up the difference.

{Ed014's Note - sadly I’d imagine we’re paying a fair chunk Epping, can’t see Barca as affording a lot to be honest.

4.) 31 Jan 2022 19:56:30
Free transfer on a permanent deal…. That must of been some rift with arteta.

{Ed014's Note - £350 grand a week off the wage bill, result!

5.) 31 Jan 2022 20:05:32
Roughly £25m but we could lose just about the on Nketiah.

6.) 31 Jan 2022 20:09:32
If that’s true Wilfred, I am over the moon

Good riddance.

7.) 31 Jan 2022 20:10:28
It’s no result without a replacement ED

We are weak end of.

{Ed014's Note - the other question to ask is who around us has got stronger?

8.) 31 Jan 2022 20:26:06
Mores to the point

Arteta could have dealt with it better and kept him until the end of the season

It’s very costly to have no CL football as we know.

9.) 31 Jan 2022 20:26:44
I disagree Banbury mate

We started playing well as soon as pea was dropped. So we lost nothing.

10.) 31 Jan 2022 20:33:59
Apart from partey and god help us xhaka we are going to the end of the season with the team that couldn’t beat Burnley at home… let’s hope lacazette don’t get injured otherwise we will be scraping to get in the nations conference for me.

11.) 31 Jan 2022 20:39:38
We're are 2 injuries away from disaster imo but that's life I suppose.

12.) 31 Jan 2022 21:20:44
Spurs might of got stronger ed.

13.) 31 Jan 2022 21:25:35
I'm with Malaga, we had Auba haunting the place like a well paid ghost. Better for the players he isn't there, he has been awful for 18 months.

14.) 31 Jan 2022 21:15:37
Some of that £350k can go to new contracts for some of the younger players who actually care about the club.



27 Jan 2022 20:24:15
Chambers gone

Thank god.


1.) 27 Jan 2022 20:36:54
Didn't even hear rumours of this transfer happening. Kinda gives me hope of incomings now. As for Chambers, i am glad he's gone. Never really did much and it's another one of the wage bill.

2.) 27 Jan 2022 20:50:35
Does any one know how much we got.

3.) 27 Jan 2022 20:59:33
Bit harsh - he was a professional and did alright for us. Don’t understand people jumping on players just because they leave.

4.) 27 Jan 2022 21:31:11
Would of rather kept chambers as back up to Tomi than Cedric. good luck to the lad, always professional and did a job when asked.

5.) 27 Jan 2022 22:21:37
We got 2m for him.

6.) 27 Jan 2022 22:52:15
Yep better than Cedric all day long But no one wants to buy Cedric I guess - figure that one out we’re left with the worse player hmmmm! COYG.

7.) 28 Jan 2022 10:24:14
Must admit I really don't get the "thank god" comment.

I understand he was never a regular starter, but he always gave his best for the club, never embarrassed us, never complained, always played with a smile, and seemed to always get us out of a hole when he was called upon during injuries etc.

and much prefer him to Cedric.

wish him all the best at the villa, I'm not sure he will get much more playing time tho, but deserves respect from arsenal fans surely.

8.) 28 Jan 2022 12:34:41
Well I cannot say that I am dissapointed .

9.) 28 Jan 2022 18:39:42
I thought he was a good guy, always available, always tried his best and didn't cause problems. I'm going to miss him in the squad.

10.) 28 Jan 2022 20:24:05
People do need to understand teams need a squad? Would I want him starting away to Man City. No, but then again whoever we pick we would lose anyway. As much as we would all like a squad of 22 world class players, it ain’t going to happen. Even if we were some kind of super rich club, for me, Any player not in the starting XI, by definition is not world class, as if they were they would be in the starting XI, or they are world class in their own mind, but are now majorly peed off and will quickly become troublesome when not picked. I think you need a squad of about 15 top top players, with other good players to back them up. Chambers and Elneny fit that template. They are not world class, but good players who know their place. No toys being thrown out the pram when not picked, but professional to the best of their ability when played. So am I happy seeing a squad that still contains Xhaka and PEA while Chambers goes, absolutely not.

11.) 28 Jan 2022 22:12:51
Good luck to Chambers at Villa he only going ever be a a bit part player for us and has never really nailed down a primary position between RB and CB, jack of of all master of none situation which happens to a lot of players really. A good pro sure but we have held onto these types of players for too long in my view to detriment of us and the player really so time to move on and free up space and wages. If Saliba comes back (hope he is given a proper chance as being doing well at Marsille) we have 4 Cb's anyway so we covered there with Holding, White and Gabby assuming Mari will be sold at season end.



09 Jun 2021 10:55:08
So EK is preparing another bid, 2 billion, if correct still not enough IMO. I think he has to be 2.5 billion and above to tempt the Americans.


1.) 09 Jun 2021 15:34:40
You just tagged on half a billion like it's nothing. Do you realise what half a billion actually is.

2.) 09 Jun 2021 20:08:26
Oh dear understand it in the context of the situation which you clearly don’t - to us it’s huge but the new offer won’t even raise an eyebrow on the Americans forehead . Yes to us it’s huge to a billionaire who has said “ we don’t need the money “ it’s nothing.

3.) 10 Jun 2021 00:12:47
Quick google search says that Arsenal are valued roughly around $2.8bn so I imagine the owners would want more than that.

4.) 10 Jun 2021 08:09:19
That’s right fuser which is why the yanks would want something approaching 3 billion . EK is way off the mark.

5.) 10 Jun 2021 15:09:17
It’s great to want someone who is passionate about your club being the owner but is he a realistic prospect? Spotify is only worth £3bn itself, so without another backer alongside EK I don’t see it as being realistic.

6.) 10 Jun 2021 21:16:37
Spotify is worth $46bn.

7.) 11 Jun 2021 13:26:54
It doesn't matter how rich or poor you are half a billion is a huge difference. I understand the original statement. Also $2.8 billion dollars is just under £2 billion pounds sterling as of this morning, if you can't grasp basic currency, don't band around fictitious figures.

8.) 11 Jun 2021 14:08:15
They aren't going to sell at all. Arsenal fc makes them money. Its a fairy tale that is never going to happen.



06 Apr 2021 11:15:12
Talk of Odegaard being offered out to other PL clubs this Summer, let’s hope he’s that happy with us he stays.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal have no option to buy him.

Martin Odegaard (RW/AM) Arsenal beat Real Sociedad to a loan in January but have no option to buy. Real Madrid are happy to include him on a lengthy list of players that they are open to selling or including in exchanges in the summer - and that may suit Seville who have a player that Real Madrid are showing an interest in. Ideally Real Madrid would like an auction for him but will seek €40M for a cash sale. Arsenal would consider him on a permanent deal but it depends on finances which are tight.}

1.) 07 Apr 2021 20:20:25
If he has good options it's difficult to think why he would want to be at Arsenal next season.

Reasons staying would be game time he gets at Arsenal.

Reasons for not staying are it's highly likely we won't be playing European football next season plus there is nothing apart from wishful thinking to argue Arsenal will be any different next season under Arteta than they were last season or are this season under Arteta.

I don't know the lad and maybe there are reasons I'm not aware of why he would want to be at Arsenal next season but there certainly isn't any obvious reason to think he would.




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13 Nov 2023 17:23:02
Jesus has travelled to join the Brazil, why on earth have we let him go?



{Ed014's Note - no doubt to work towards full fitness and hopefully be ready for us on his return.

Good news for me!

1.) 13 Nov 2023 17:51:28
I read they are sceptical of arsenal as martinelli pulled out of last squad and a few days later scored the winner v city!

Not sure Ed that a return flight to Brazil a wise idea unless the Brazilian medical team are way better than ours! Might be a positive for him though to be part of squad or see friends and family if not VTH.

{Ed014's Note - he won’t be flying cattle class that’s for sure mate.

I can’t think for a minute he wouldn’t be going if he wasn’t close to full fitness.

2.) 13 Nov 2023 18:43:44
Dumb question

But why can’t he do that here rather than traveling around the world?

{Ed014's Note - id imagine he may be looking to get some minutes in his progression and he won’t get that at Colney.

Arteta previously said he didn’t want to put a time line on his recovery as he nearly always gets back sooner that he’d thought would be the case.

The Premier injuries site has him as a potential return of 25th November so it all kind of fits in with that.

Odegaard has stayed behind to work at Arsenal so obviously in a different stage than Jesus.

3.) 13 Nov 2023 18:47:44
Why is it good news for you Ed014?

Has he asked you to go with him ?????.

{Ed014's Note - I wasn’t going to say, but yes mate he has!

We’re off to Columbia on the 17th then back to Brazil for Argentina on the 22nd ??

4.) 13 Nov 2023 21:46:57
I was a bit concerned you might be overdoing it Ed014 mate, but now you've clarified its just Argentina, Brazil and Colombia?

Sounds as simple as A B C ?.

{Ed014's Note - brilliant 62 ???

5.) 14 Nov 2023 07:19:58
He needs to stand on the mountain with his arms outstretched. sorry wrong train of thought.

6.) 14 Nov 2023 11:08:16
Lol sparky.



11 Nov 2023 17:13:50
Solid 3 points with several players out . Hopefully some of the lads will get a rest.


1.) 12 Nov 2023 03:18:14
Yep a very controlled game. Only a couple of Burnley chances and their goal was more a slice of luck than anything else. Particularly pleased with how well Trossard linked play, with Ødegaard out he was brilliant.

2.) 12 Nov 2023 07:01:44
Trossard is excellent I hope he gets an extended run the side.

3.) 12 Nov 2023 11:21:39
He's absolutely been a great buy. Wonderful player.



05 Nov 2023 23:16:12
Arteta, speaking on October 6, said: “I don’t know. It’s something that we don’t have a say on, we don’t manage.

“I think they are trying to make the best decisions, they are trying to protect the game, they are trying to get as much support and be ruthless when they need to be.

“At some point as well we need to give support and understand that mistakes happen. We’ve made mistakes as well and if the pressure is so much then it’s very difficult to manage. ”

This is what MA said after the controversy at The Spuds v Liverpool game .

He’s clearly changed his POV now the boots on the other foot.


1.) 06 Nov 2023 08:49:00
When it comes to Arsenal and himself he just can't retain that logical and rational thinking, we only have to watch him during games getting really upset by event's he can't possibly have seen properly from his technical area yet he goes nuts about them just as if someone had stolen an election from him ?.

He's not alone in this by a long way but he's definitely among the least rational thinking managers during and just after games.

2.) 07 Nov 2023 21:21:58
He’s double downed and that’s cool as it was a crap decision. If he’s being honest he should have added “even if we were still playing now, we would not have scored as we were toothless in attack and that’s my bad.

The defending for the goal was schoolboy and the keeper let the side down as he was out of position, that’s me agsin on Raya. Lastly Kai should have seen red as should have the Newcastle lad.

I will deal with my crap - please sort var out as it cost us dearly last year and I should have kicked off more then as that was incompetence. “ “lastly I refer you to the previous head of var : “ Anyone involved in football saw the push and at that point the goal should have been ruled out.

Bloody hell where has common sense disappeared to in our officials? Where is Howard Webb, he needs to sort this mess. " need I say more…. QUESTIONS?



05 Nov 2023 00:49:35
Surely VAR would have known they would have had more grief for allowing the goal than disallowing it. The ball to everyone looked out I dint think anyone would have complained.

I can’t believe VAR will carry on in its current format for much longer. It’s clearly not working how they thought it would .

Just on the technology why can’t something be put in the post to line up with the corner flag to signal If the ball is out?


1.) 05 Nov 2023 01:04:22
Mate imo forget if its out or not its a clear foul on Gabi, he was pushed and it was a hand ball.

2.) 05 Nov 2023 07:47:15
Yes but technology would take that one away from the officials a bit like the goal line technology which is never questioned.

{Ed014's Note - you could see from the very first image when the camera panned out realising the ball was running along the goal line, that when he got to it, it was clearly out of play.

They never showed that image again. ?‍♂️

3.) 05 Nov 2023 09:43:58
It's very similar to the Utd one that was disallowed, you could see grass between the ball and the line. But it was argued because of how balls work some of it would have still been in, if viewed from above. But there was no clear image showing that so like ox says if the only image you have looks out, it's less grief to say it's out. Especially for consistency, once one is called out, the other should be called out. But instead one is in and the other is out ?.

4.) 05 Nov 2023 10:38:34
How was the game worse before VAR than it is with VAR.

All its achieved is to give fans an extra body to be angry with. What a complete waste of time, literally all it does is waste time.



02 Nov 2023 07:37:44
"I'm disappointed with myself. We wanted to play in a different way and we weren't able to do that. Every time we lose the pain is there.

From Arteta, what does he mean we wanted to play in a different way? WHY? Stick to what you know and stop trying to be clever.


1.) 02 Nov 2023 09:22:11
Surely he simply meant he didn’t want us to play rubbish, it was clear we were playing as we normally do but Havertz, Vieira, Trossard, Nelson and Jorginho were having zero impact on the game.

To me he’s telling them politely that wasn’t good enough!

Havertz is a total mystery as he looks like some lanky kid that managed to sneak onto the team bus and followed that up by actually getting a game. Bizarre signing.

Not that I’m bothered about that cup now we’re in the mix for bigger things, it was playing in the Europa League that cost us Saliba last year.

2.) 02 Nov 2023 10:25:17
Morning lads

I’m not bothered either

How’s it going stoner mate?

3.) 02 Nov 2023 11:54:36
Morning mate, yes all good thanks, really enjoying the season so far, don’t think we’ve actually got out of 3rd gear yet so hopefully even better stuff to come.

4.) 02 Nov 2023 13:17:41
Bothered, do I look Bothered ?.

5.) 03 Nov 2023 00:00:45
He means in a different way to how we actually played. I thought that was quite clear.




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26 Aug 2023 17:45:36
Get rid, he hasn’t looked a 5 million pound player let alone 72.




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11 Jun 2023 22:58:42
So where does Rice fit in?

ESR and Xhaka are very different in their style of play.




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11 Jun 2023 09:28:08
Let ESR go, he won’t improve being a bit part player.




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04 Jun 2023 11:11:15
I agree Ed trouble is who do you get? By all accounts Balogun has done well 21 in 30 odd games but what is the standard like . City struck gold with the big man, he didn’t even need settling in time and that’s rare in itself.


{Ed014's Note - he’s a machine though and made a mockery of everyone saying he wouldn’t fit their style.

I really don’t know mate, the likes of Oshimen and Vlahovic seem destined to go else where.

We need a player with excellent work rate too as that fits our style as all of Martinelli, Jesus and Saka work hard across our front like.

We know from Pepe that the French league can be deceiving in what it says about a player.

Balogun wasn’t great in is loan at Middlesbrough either but he was younger still.

I really don’t think Eddie is the answer although he did ok when Jesus was out.

I defo don’t want DCL or Tammy Abraham, maybe City would sell us Alvarez.

We need to pick up a gem from somewhere though.



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04 Jun 2023 10:30:36
I get what you are saying wire but we didn’t have anyone scoremore than 15 -not enough . Saka and Ode both got 15 each which is exceptional . Martinelli isn’t a point man

Just my opinion but we need a 25-30 a season man

Be interested to see what happens as pre season will soon be here.


{Ed014's Note - I think we did amazingly well without one but it certainly won’t do us any harm to get a top drawer striker if we can do that on top of the priorities in midfield and getting Saliba signed up.

Who would you like Ox and what do you think of Balogun?




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18 Nov 2023 07:55:58
The investigation into Man Ciry is predicted to take 2 years to complete with over 100 charges against them a hell of a lot more that Everton.

Chelsea have admitted breaching the rules going to be interesting to see the punishment.




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13 Nov 2023 18:43:44
Dumb question

But why can’t he do that here rather than traveling around the world?


{Ed014's Note - id imagine he may be looking to get some minutes in his progression and he won’t get that at Colney.

Arteta previously said he didn’t want to put a time line on his recovery as he nearly always gets back sooner that he’d thought would be the case.

The Premier injuries site has him as a potential return of 25th November so it all kind of fits in with that.

Odegaard has stayed behind to work at Arsenal so obviously in a different stage than Jesus.



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12 Nov 2023 07:01:44
Trossard is excellent I hope he gets an extended run the side.




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07 Nov 2023 06:13:45
What a mental game that was.


{Ed014's Note - good to see your prediction for Spurs world domination come to a swift conclusion too! ??



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06 Nov 2023 20:24:10
Not a chance

3 points for spuds.