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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.


 

 

19 May 2018 23:00:39
Eds any word on Max Meyer's destination this summer? Think the lad would be a massive take, especially on a free. I know Ed002, that moody, brilliant Post-master, said a few weeks past he believed something could be done but I haven't heard nary a whisper since. As always Eds thank you for your time you guys do a terrific job.

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{Ed001's Note - as far as I can find out, the lad is still open to offers and has not yet sorted out a place to go.}


1.) 20 May 2018 06:41:06
Cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


2.) 20 May 2018 17:24:41
Reports now that he’ll sign with Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim side. Gutted if that’s true.


 

 

 

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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 :-)


 

 

05 Jun 2019 02:32:13
Am I alone in thinking it'd be wise to sell Aubameyang? Turns 30 in two weeks. Contract is up in a 2 seasons, is it really wise to extend him into his mid 30's with wages surely to exceed 200,000 euro's a week? Have they not learned anything from Özil and what could've happened had they extended Alexis?
In a summer where Arsenal will apparently need to sell in order to fund impact purchases he would seem like the perfect candidate to move on from.

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1.) 05 Jun 2019 10:12:32
Giving him a 3 year contract was so odd after the Sanchez and ozil debacles.


 

 

25 Aug 2018 14:03:11
Xhaka starting again! Bellerin too which isn't such a surprise. Steve has to be thrilled.

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11 Aug 2018 21:08:50
Anyone see how Chambers played today against Crystal Palace?

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1.) 12 Aug 2018 03:13:35
The comment in a newspaper was 'Chambers struggled on his debut with the pace of Palace's counter-attack'. Chambers was part of Middlesborough's relegation side last time he was loaned out and I wouldn't be at all surprised if he suffers the same fate with Fulham this season. I found it absolutely bizzaire that we extended his contract and then gave him out on loan. Presumably Emery quickly realised how poor he is during the pre-season friendlies. I fail to understand fellow Gooners on this site that criticised my negative comments in respect of his ability or rather lack of it. I repeat my thoughts that he is not PL quality and is best suited to a Championship side.


2.) 12 Aug 2018 08:21:19
I fail to understand why you think your opinion is more valid than other people's RG but hey ho life's full mystery :-)


3.) 12 Aug 2018 10:11:06
G62 Clearly you are suffering from an inferiority complex, my comment was in response to another comment and was not aimed as a personal attack at any individual fan. I was heavily criticised on a personal level for my comments in respect of Chambers. Clearly my comments proved accurate as Emery moved him out after assessing him. Bearing in mind we only have 4 fit CB's that was confirmation that he simply isn't good enough. I suggest you watch the extended highlights of Fulham's match and see how poor Chmabers was. He was easily 'rolled' by the Palace scorer of the first goal and was poor throughout the match. I repeat that any Gooner that suggests Chambers is of the necessary quality for a top 4 or even top 6 club hasn't a clue.


4.) 12 Aug 2018 10:37:56
: Some chap with an imaginary super model wife, imaginary private jet, imaginary super car collection, and imaginary mansion in Monaco, thinks his opinion is more valid than anyone else's.


5.) 12 Aug 2018 10:40:08
No complex RG just an observation of how you try over egg the importance of your own opinion and try to be little other people's mate.
All opinions are equal my friend and self praise is never a very reliable recommendation.


 

 

28 Jul 2018 14:10:12
Maitland-Niles deserves a shout at left back. Performed more than admirably there while filling in last season and it looks like there will be more opportunity for game time in that position than central midfield for the lad. Add a little more defensive discipline to his game along with his pace, willingness to go forward and his crossing ability and Arsenal could have a very effective player in that role!

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1.) 28 Jul 2018 14:44:10
Not left back think central midfield is his position. certainly a worthy member of the 1st team squad though and battling now with Guendouzi for that position long term into the future.


2.) 28 Jul 2018 17:23:33
He looked lost there last season at premier league level.


3.) 28 Jul 2018 17:32:27
He isn't a left back and shouldn't be messed around.


4.) 28 Jul 2018 18:22:43
The premier league is tough enough in your natural position to make the grade and almost impossible for a young player to make it in a weaker position.
I'm my opinion he's not yet upto it in midfield so why make it even more difficult for him playing at left back.


5.) 28 Jul 2018 19:34:48
The two of you are terribly short-sighted. The lad has all the attriubutes to succeed in that role and he’s already performed admirably in emergency duty there. Think he’d be excellent if left back become his sole focus and it also happens to be arguably the squads weakest position currently. Keep in Mind some of the best full backs have been transitioned from other positions like Phillip Lahm, Dani Alves and Layvin Kurzawa.


6.) 28 Jul 2018 19:40:39
Not really, he is young a midfielder and he is predominantly right footed. Wether it is a weak position for us or not, we should be playing a left back at left back. Wenger messed many a player up playing them out of position and exposing them. I doubt Dick will do that.


7.) 28 Jul 2018 19:49:58
It's a big ask of a lad who hasn't looked like a world beater at premier league level in his natural position Q, shortsighted or realistic to what is likely rather than a nice idea that at present looks extremely ambitious.
He got the run around big time in his last premier league game at left back which is why it was his last game there mate.
Maybe it will happen one day but I think his best chance of making it is in central midfield and even that is going to be tough for him.


8.) 28 Jul 2018 20:01:31
Lucas Torreira was a striker up until he was 17 or 18 now he’s considered one of the brightest defensive midfielders in Europe. It’s a good thing his managers didn’t say “he’s a striker so by god that’s where we’ll keep him! ” All I’m saying is the lad possesses all the attributes to thrive in that position and it would be foolish not to give him a try considering what we have at the position currently is dodgy at best! Like i was saying, you’re short-sighted on this one.


9.) 28 Jul 2018 20:08:34
I’m sure the transition is going to have some hiccups along the way but in all likelihood they’re not playing for a title this season anyway so groom the kid for that role then in the future when, hopefully, they're ready to challenge for the title you got the next David Alaba!


10.) 28 Jul 2018 20:21:06
Q, is that you wenger.


 

 

 

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27 Jul 2019 18:55:26
That’s the spirit g62. Crikey mate I feel like you say the same thing in every post just worded a little differently each time.

Btw, where is steve?

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08 Jul 2019 19:05:06
Does S stand for Soporific?

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05 Feb 2019 17:38:55
Thanks for the great info!

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05 Feb 2019 17:00:21
A lot of paper talk recently over Rabiot possibly coming to Arsenal in the summer. I know you (Ed002) had previously stated that Emery would like to sign the player. Have there been any recent developments between Rabiot and Arsenal or is it all just nonsense?

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{Ed002's Note - Obviously Rabiot is in a position now where he can negotiate a summer deal (let's assume that to be a signing on fee, a wage/bonus package, agent and third party fees) with any club outside of the remit of the FFF. This includes Arsenal and a number of other sides. The attraction of Spain to him will be the profile but the constant screwing around put off Barcelona and they have gone elsewhere. England is very attractive because of the money but the second guarantees are sought over playing time (and this will be a major issue) some clubs will step back. There are a couple of sides of interest in Italy still but he is not first choice for either - so it is less likely. As a wildcard Bayern Munich have already lost out on one CM target and could perhaps look again at him, and don't rule out a settlement in Paris.}


 

 

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25 Jan 2019 01:47:58
Ed002
Do you rate Nkunku? Looks like he was quite the rising prospect a few years ago but has struggled to get regular first team action.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not the guy to rate players - he is miffed as he is played out of position. PSG are not concerned if he goes.}


 

 

 

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25 Aug 2019 21:16:03
I like Willock just as much as the next guy but to say he's been doing brilliantly well is an overstatement.

Torreira should always feature in the starting XI when fit. Especially in the matches that are going to be particular intense.

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17 Aug 2019 14:46:41
Liverpool’s defense hasn’t look so strong either. Should be a very exciting match next week.

Ozil going to have a very difficult time getting in the side with Ceballos here.

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12 Aug 2019 11:26:39
Well said, I agree.
VAR should only be used for the most excessive of missed calls.

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08 Aug 2019 15:53:10
Leno
Bellerin - Luiz - Holding - Tierney
Torreira
Guendouzi or Willock
Pepe - Ceballos - Aubameyang
Lacazette.

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04 Aug 2019 22:03:22
Chambers will be a useful player for a long time at Arsenal.

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