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04 Jul 2020 16:49:46
Hi Eds was wondering if the club now have Ceballos in their long term plans. His quality is there when healthy and Arteta seems to value what he brings to the side.

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{Ed002's Note - Dani Ceballos (CM) agent is investigating other options as the player is edging away from signing for Arsenal who would like to keep him. It is about direction, opportunity and the future. The idea is he gets another loan, gets to the Euros, gets to talk options with Real Madrid and the decides on a practical way forward - perhaps with a progressive side like Real Betis. Else he needs to look to stay at Arsenal on loan perhaps as money is a major issue.}


1.) 04 Jul 2020 17:27:56
Cheers Ed, great info as always.


 

 

14 Jun 2018 01:08:18
Ed's do you see Malcom leaving Bordeaux in this transfer window? And if so has Arsenal remained interested or have they moved on to others?

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{Ed002's Note - There is a clear intention for him to move this summer but I am doubtful he would move to Arsenal unless other clubs step away. Arsenal's interest is away from Malcom right now.}


1.) 14 Jun 2018 11:50:56
Cheers Ed thanks for the info.


2.) 14 Jun 2018 13:11:45
ED any idea if we’re planning on a marquee signing? For example Dembele.

{Ed002's Note - Clubs don't plan on marquee signings to appease the fans.}


3.) 14 Jun 2018 15:37:50
Apart from Barcelona, Madrid and United off course. Let me re phrase then. Do Arsenal have there eye on any player closely regarded as world class?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea which players you consider "world class".}


4.) 14 Jun 2018 21:39:07
Is it Pavon we want?


 

 

13 Jun 2018 01:11:43
One has to wonder how the looming Griezmann decision could affect Arsenal. This is pure speculation but if Griezmann opts to make the switch to the Nou Camp it will surely be for an astronomical fee (perhaps Atleti is preparing for his exit which is why they already snatched up Lemar) . Now Lemar doesn't fill the void left at striker if/ when Griezmann departs and there was heavy interest in Lacazette by Atleti before he signed with Arsenal (correct me if I'm wrong but Lyon and Atleti had a fee agreed upon but could not navigate around a transfer ban? ) . if Arsenal could recoup the fee, or sell him for more than what they paid, for Lacazette by selling to Atleti maybe they go after Malcom or even Dembele, either of which would probably fit better into this side than Lacazette does with PEA now here.

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1.) 13 Jun 2018 05:29:49
Without Lacazette Arsenal only have one good striker. Laca and PEA are both clearly excellent players and selling one would be a huge mistake if we're serious about breaking back into top 4 and winning the Europa.

PEA is also comfortable on the left wing which fills a big void as we still don't have any solid wingers except up and coming Nelson. Front 4 of Laca/ PEA/ Mkhi/ Ozil backed up by 2 deep mids including Torreira and Ramsey (? ) is mouthwatering.


2.) 13 Jun 2018 07:22:01
Selling Lacazette would be very very stupid.
Chelsea - Morata, Giroud,
Man Utd - Lukaku, Rashford (& Sanchez can play striker) .
Man City - Aguero, Jesus

Arsenal - Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Lacazette!

You can't rely on one good striker.


3.) 13 Jun 2018 10:02:58
Spurs - Kane and?
Liverpool - don’t even have a traditional “striker”
‘16 Leicester City - Vardy +?

Arsenal would be just fine with PEA and Welbeck.


4.) 13 Jun 2018 11:10:57
Totally agree Q, 2 into one won't go and trying make it do so will cause more problems than it solves.
I doubt very much Emery will play 4 forwards next season no matter how many posters try and find a way of getting all our attackers on the pitch at once in the real world this isn't going to happen.


5.) 13 Jun 2018 12:38:35
Liverpool and Spur are very vulnerable with there lack of options on top.

Son makes a good alternativ for Spurs, but not great.

Liverpool have been lucky that Firmino has been fit most of the season. If not they would have to play Solanke. (Firmino, by the way is a typical striker supported by two inward forwards, wich means he sometime fall back into a false nine. )

Leicester played 4-4-2 and had Okazaki/ Ulloa, who complemented Vardy perfect and had different skills according to the game they played.

Anyway it makes no sense to sell Laca if not replaced by a different type if that is prefered. Rather sell Welbeck and get a Giroud/ Llorente/ Austin type of player (tall, strong, leathal in the box when pressing for a goal)


6.) 13 Jun 2018 12:55:45
The point was you don’t need two strikers of such quality to compete in the premier league. And the whole thought process of selling Lacazette would be to replace him with a winger who could bag double digit goals.


7.) 13 Jun 2018 16:52:52
Pea and Lacasette are the wrong age and far too good to play back up.
Pea is a Rolls Royce striker why turn him into a porche wide player to accommodate a poche striker? That makes no sense at all.
Pea will not rotate and will make his feelings clear when he ain't happy just ask Dortmound.
The reason we were able to get him above more successful teams is because of his temperament which scared many potential buyers off.

Don't make Pea angry, you wouldn't like him when he's angry :-)


8.) 13 Jun 2018 18:01:34
PEA seems quite accommodating of lacazette, I would rather try and find a way to fit them both in and if one gets injured we still have the other, imagine if you sold laca and PEA suffered a bad injury early on, welbeck sole striker for the whole season, I barely trust him to put his shoes on the right feet.


9.) 13 Jun 2018 21:48:13
You could play Ozil behind Pea and Lacasette as a front 3 but I think we will have to wait and see how Emery wants to set us up before we really have idea what and who we need.
I personally think he's going to Want to make us much more difficult to beat first and foremost.


 

 

11 Jun 2018 00:37:22
In
Sokratis
Lichsteiner
Torreira
Soyuncu or Pavard or Diallo
Adli
Bergwijn
Ramsey (new contract)

Out
Mustafi
Chambers
Wilshere
Ozil or Bellerin

Would be a terrific summer and one that could conceivably be done with this alleged pre sales budget.

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1.) 11 Jun 2018 11:20:38
Reports are saying Adli has had a change of heart and is staying in Paris.


2.) 11 Jun 2018 11:58:33
Other rumours claim the player is denying those rumours of having a change of heart and wants to come.
Rumours and counter rumours that's the media for you :-)
Obviously excluding the beeb Sanogo:-)


3.) 11 Jun 2018 14:39:59
Lots of rumours, but so far only a free transfer of an older player.
I will be happy if we sign a keeper, 2 CB's, at least one DM and a wide attacking player.
Outs: Ospina, Chambers, Jenkinson, Campbell, Akpom.


4.) 11 Jun 2018 16:13:33
Yes that beacon of truth that is the beeb g62 😂.


5.) 11 Jun 2018 18:32:31
I was gutted when teletext went Sanogo because the bbc horoscopes were the only ones I took notice of:-)


6.) 12 Jun 2018 12:07:27
In
Leno
Lichsteiner
Sokratis
Pavard
Terreira
Dembele-loan

Out
Ospina/ cech
Mustafi
Wilshere
Welbeck.


7.) 12 Jun 2018 15:06:10
I like Chambers. Better player than Mustafi, anyway. I know who I'd ship out. Looks like we'll be bringing in Sokratis to partner with Kos when he's fit and another CB to replace Per. Our defence might actually look not rubbish.


 

 

31 May 2018 00:15:51
Ed's lots of publications linking us with French teen sensation Yacine Adli. Would be a real mistake on PSG's part to let this lad go. Can any of you shed any light on this latest Rumour?

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{Ed001's Note - I believe the lad has rejected a contract there so they are going to lose him, it is just a matter of whose offer he chooses to take. Bayern, in particular, are very interested.}


1.) 31 May 2018 06:04:42
Do you know if emery had a good relationship with him that could work in our favour?

{Ed001's Note - I don't mate, I doubt if they were close or anything as he is just a kid. Though Emery certainly knows him and rates him very highly. I remember seeing an interview once where he mentioned him as PSG's hottest prospect.}


2.) 31 May 2018 11:19:30
Great info ed. All this time I thought the rumours were around Rabiot because they look identical.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think PSG would let him go mate, they need to hang on to French players.}


3.) 31 May 2018 11:33:41
Cheers mate as always thanks for the great info.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}


4.) 01 Jun 2018 01:50:12
Could arsenal afford Bale? Ed do you know if we are interested?

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea if they could afford him but there has been no interest shown so far. I don't think he would want a move to Arsenal to be honest. His problem with Madrid is that he believes he should be playing every game if fit. He wants a Man City type team and to be first choice.}


5.) 01 Jun 2018 07:26:39
Bale to Bayern or Juve makes a lot of sense. They're always up in the semis of the CL or thereabouts, the league is a foregone conclusion for both, and they could both fit around his style of play really well. Think there were some Bayern rumours in the press this morning.


6.) 01 Jun 2018 08:42:57
I think if Bale leaves Real he will want to be a European champion next season more than ever at his new club to show Real how wrong they were.
Juventius Bayern look like his only options who could both aford him and offer to challenge for the champions league as City apparently don't want him.
United can obviously afford him but have nothing to offer him on the challenging front.


 

 

 

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17 Oct 2020 19:10:35
Just don't see it with Pepe. Never have since he's been with the team.

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1.) 17 Oct 2020 19:24:40
He is a waste mate I’m afraid.


 

 

05 Oct 2020 21:56:24
With Partey now coming in, and assuming Arteta sticks with a 3-4-3, what does everyone think our best starting XI? I'm not sure Partey and Xhaka fit into the same side together so I'll say:

Leno
Luiz-Gabriel-Tierney
AMN-Partey-Ceballos-Saka
Pepe-PEA-Willian.

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1.) 05 Oct 2020 22:09:41
Leno
AMN, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney
Xhaka, ceballos, partey
Pepe, auba, saka.


2.) 05 Oct 2020 22:15:56
Arteta will rotate depending on oppents, fixture pile ups and how players train, it's his management style.


 

 

08 Sep 2020 12:31:08
Don't really understand the obsession with getting Partey. 27-year old on big wages for £50m in a window Arsenal really need to be wise with where they invest their money. He will almost certainly have zero re-sale value, his defensive metrics aren't particularly impressive, he doesn't create chances for the forward players, and he doesn't score goals. Think it would be a massive risk/ mistake to invest in Partey. Aouar is more the kind of Player they need, and in my Opinion should be the #1 target.

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1.) 08 Sep 2020 13:23:28
You're mad mate if you think Partey isn't the sort of signing we need. Why do so many people want more silky players? Can you not see the massive hole we have in our midfield that's been crying out for a player like Partey or similar for years?, (Doucoure for example) . Re-sale value means sod all for a player in his prime years and if he gives us 4 or 5 solid seasons and brings solidarity and balance to our midfield then who cares, it's an investment that's paid off. Yes, Aouar would be a fantastic signing but come on mate, our priority has to be central midfield and not attacking midfield. We already have Dani for that remember who is actually an attacking midfielder.


2.) 08 Sep 2020 14:03:06
Personally I couldn't care less about re-sale. I don't care about money in the slightest, its not my money. I love my club and love watching the football. Looking at a balance sheet doesn't give me the same effect somehow. Therefore, Partey's age and cost just doesn't matter, more his football ability and what he can do to this team. He is EXACTLY what our team needs. Not a silky baller, tricky winger or deadly finisher. A tank, a wall, an engine that can protect and transition well. An outball, a bit of strength. I don't think there's anyone better out there currently that we could realistically get. I love the look of Aouar, but being honest I hadnt heard of him until a few months ago. Partety on the other hand, wanted him for a long time.


3.) 08 Sep 2020 14:07:52
Creativity from the center of the pitch was Arsenal’s biggest weakness last season.
I have my doubts you’ve ever actually seen Partey play or done the least bit of research on his playing style. The data points suggest he’s far from a defensive midfielder and if he’s a box to box midfielder he doesn’t assist on goals, he doesn’t score goals, and he doesn’t make incisive passes. Sure he’s a big strong lad who has good dribbling skills but in a transfer market that’s seen a big reduction in player values because of the corona virus Partey is not worth anything close to 50m. and when you factor in his age, and his wages, Arsenal would be taking a massive risk on what very well could be a make or break transfer window for the club. To me it goes against the squad building principles this team has to be built on going forward.


4.) 08 Sep 2020 14:13:54
Burying your head in the sand to say you don’t care about money. Careless and foolish spending on players is what's got arsenal in the precarious financial predicament they’re currently in! Have to be a lot smarter with their purchases, especially in the post corona market.


5.) 08 Sep 2020 14:39:44
As a subscriber to the channel that carries La Liga TV, I watched plenty of La Liga last year and always thought he is exactly what we need. Is he a DM, no Not really, but what he does do is carry the ball forward very well. When you see just how many passes we make just to get the ball into the opposition’s half, let alone final third, anyone coming in who will try and speed that up is good in my book. Does he need to be the person making the assist, again no, we have plenty of decent forward players to do that, who just need to get the ball quicker than current. The other key to who we sign is their availability. Just because another player might look better on paper is irrelevant if they have no interest in joining us. Personally, and again as an avid watcher of La Liga, I have always wanted Geoffrey Kondogbia to join us, as a proper DM, although I am not sure if he would work alongside Xhaka, as together they may sit too deep, but put him alongside Partley, and then I think you have a midfield capable of putting us back in the top 4. As a cheap back up I would also like to see us sign Okay Yokuslu from Celts Vigo. Just 26, And over 6ft, he played well last season in what was a mostly poor team. I think he would be a cheaper option to cover the loss of both Torreira and Guendozi.


6.) 08 Sep 2020 15:39:02
If 50m is going to be dropped on a defensive midfielder the primary target should be Denis Zakaria. Heck of a player and only 23.


7.) 09 Sep 2020 08:03:14
Quoth, i'm not burying my head in the sand mate. It irritates me that people obsess about the money so much. I literally do not care what price any 1 player costs. That is not burying my head in the sand, i'm happy to leave those types of concerns at club level. I just want to enjoy the football, not the bottom line. Obviously I want the club to be run effectively, but I don't agree that us as fans should worry about 're-sale' value in a player.


8.) 09 Sep 2020 13:57:06
Unfortunately football, money and success on the pitch are very much intertwined nowadays. And the resale value of a player is something to consider, but that wasn’t the crux of my point.


9.) 09 Sep 2020 17:50:20
We need a midfield beast - don’t care who

Second we need creativity in ACM

I want people who specialise in that role and sorry but less players like Ceballos who really aren’t great at either and mean we have to pack the midfield with compromises like him, Torreira and Granit. However I’m sure we won’t sell Granit and Ceballos is free so we will continue to compromise. One of the reasons why a specialist luxury like Ozil Doesn’t fit.

Out with compromise or be happy with a 8th to 5th finish for good. Our midfield isn’t good enough to break top 4.


 

 

23 Jul 2020 22:19:41
Mr Ed would .........

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05 Aug 2019 21:25:21
Lot of rumors regarding Upamecano today. What unbelievable business it would be if they could bring him in before the window shuts!

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1.) 05 Aug 2019 22:34:01
Is he any good?


2.) 05 Aug 2019 23:55:53
He's very good g62i would be over the moon if we could get him, I would of thought he would have better options than us, but I would of thought the same of pepe, so I'm full of optimism!


3.) 06 Aug 2019 09:00:41
Good eggs Eden, let's be having him then :-)


 

 

 

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23 Sep 2020 22:06:31
Latest word is Arsenal won’t loan and Atleti are trying to sell Herrera so they can buy Torreira. If the deal shakes down like that then it’s a clear Aouar is currently the #1 target.

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19 Sep 2020 11:55:14
He played the same game during the Lacazette transfer saga too.

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08 Sep 2020 12:24:02
Right now Emi is one of the few sell-able players that they have concrete interest in for decent money. A backup keeper can be had later in the window and for not much money. They need funds and need them asap so they can buy Aouar.

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08 Sep 2020 11:30:44
No, they shouldn’t.
Emi wants to be #1 and as good as he’s been he’s not going to supplant Leno as first choice keeper.
Not only would Arsenal be doing right by the lad by selling him to a team he’d get to play Every match, which he deserves, but you’re also getting back funds that are needed in order to boost the midfield—which is much more of a priority for this team than having a good #2 keeper.

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23 Aug 2020 21:44:27
It was worth a try ;)

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17 Oct 2020 20:06:01
Completely agree. The outrage flying around social media regarding that “incident” is idiotic.

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18 Sep 2020 20:53:45
Agree, If Arteta is choosing between Willian and Pepe Willian is the superior player and it’s not very close.

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09 Sep 2020 13:57:06
Unfortunately football, money and success on the pitch are very much intertwined nowadays. And the resale value of a player is something to consider, but that wasn’t the crux of my point.

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08 Sep 2020 15:39:02
If 50m is going to be dropped on a defensive midfielder the primary target should be Denis Zakaria. Heck of a player and only 23.

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08 Sep 2020 14:13:54
Burying your head in the sand to say you don’t care about money. Careless and foolish spending on players is what's got arsenal in the precarious financial predicament they’re currently in! Have to be a lot smarter with their purchases, especially in the post corona market.

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