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16 Jan 2021 11:07:00
Goodbye and good luck at Fenerbahce Ozil. Nice that your last touch for us was an assist.

Ed, we would have paid him 7.5m in wages and not sure if he's causing any issues. Selling him still raises questions about our creativity etc etc.

Do we gain financially by letting him go?

Still think we need a proper number 10 while ESR develops.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal will gain financially because with the player moving on the final cost of his departure is far less than the wages the club would have paid.}

1.) 16 Jan 2021 13:15:05
We'll save money on Ozil's wages and then offer Laca a new 4 year deal in the summer on mega money. You can just see it happening 😂.

2.) 16 Jan 2021 14:28:02
Thanks Ed - that’s a plus.

3.) 16 Jan 2021 15:06:54
Ed, is now the problem going to be the wages being spent on Willian and Aubameyang?

{Ed002's Note - I don't understand the question.}

4.) 16 Jan 2021 15:55:12
No worries Ed lool.

5.) 16 Jan 2021 15:55:12
No worries Ed lool.



28 Dec 2020 21:15:33
Ed, please confirm this is BS -Diego Costa linked to possible move to Arsenal. do we need more 30plus players at the club and ex-Chelsea players. hope he's not with Kia. 🙏.


{Ed002's Note - He is represented by Jorge Mendes and I am not aware of interest from Arsenal although he will no doubt be offered to two English sides. So sleep peacefully.}

1.) 28 Dec 2020 22:34:36
Thank you - don’t want another ultra ego aged “star” that Mikel will struggle to manage or motivate.

{Ed002's Note - It seems unlikely.}

2.) 29 Dec 2020 14:09:10
Just terminated his contract with AM so a free agent, please NOOOO 12 goals in 2 years from 61 appearances not good enough. The only place for him is from the bench he’s a big bully to defenders and hold the ball up but still pplleeaaasee Nooooooo.



19 Dec 2020 16:35:43
Now in Tier 4!

Quick question Ed, is it really possible that Mustafi could be playing at Milan or Barcelona next season? Seems crazy to me but any truth in rumours.


{Ed002's Note -Barcelona will be looking towards loans and cheaper options and he would be well down the list for them. Milan havve several targets but Mustafi is not one as far as I know. Inter might be open to taking him as a Free Agent but I think it unlikely right now.}

1.) 20 Dec 2020 10:43:33
My neighbours had a tier 4 party last night which started at bang on midnight and went on until 7am, lots of music lots of shouting and singing of " we got the power" lovely.
It's no mystery why we are in tier 4 or why the C.V. rate increased by 36% here last week, and with no one enforcing the rules we aren't likely to get out of tier 4 or even tougher restrictions until the spring when enough people have been vaccinated.

2.) 20 Dec 2020 15:25:46
Gunner, spring is wishful thinking. I think the next while year is a wash out as well. The next batch of vaccines doesn't arrive until March end (not sure of the new oxford vaccine though) and it takes upto 6 weeks to get fully immunised from your first jab. So we are looking this time next year for some form of normalcy. It's sad that there are so many morons who don't understand the severity and some of them also sit in the Whitehall.

3.) 20 Dec 2020 16:25:59
Hi Fanatic mate, yeah I think a lot of hope is pinned on the Oxford vaccine which can be stored and distributed more easily mate.

The thing I find crazy is why bring rules in and let people choose whether to follow them or not?
Imagine if some of us followed the law and drove on the left while others just did what they liked and varied it between right left and middle and depending what they felt like doing that day ?

4.) 20 Dec 2020 17:30:18
Bang on Fanatic, in fact next year could be worse, this new strain moves quicker than the original.

5.) 20 Dec 2020 19:16:30
I totally get you point gunner mate but that's the downside of democarcy where you have to let people choose and if you have a government who only thinks short term for their own gains then we have the Britain of 2020. Let's all do a virtual toast for a rapid improvement everywhere including Arsenal's position in the league!

6.) 20 Dec 2020 19:31:30
Let's hope the two don't go hand in hand Fanatic mate, if we have to wait for Arsenal to become a top 4 team befor the virus disappears then we could definitely be in this for the long hual mate :-)

7.) 20 Dec 2020 19:43:11
We already are. :D.



13 Dec 2020 15:12:19
Ed, any truth in Mikel being under pressure and 3 games to save his job?

I hope there's pressure but not sure 3 game timeline makes complete sense.

There were reports in the papers that Arteta's under pressure and he's got the next three games to turn it around, which is Burnley, Southampton and Everton, " Groves said on talkSPORT.

"He should be under pressure and I like reading that, because if you're a massive club like Arsenal and you lose six out of your first 11, then you should be under pressure, questions should be being asked.

"We've plateaued and we've actually gone backwards.

Also, any truth in Ozil retu4ning to squad and if so, how soon?

Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - All coaches are under pressure. Clubs do not typically set out expectations in numbers of games. The club obviously still has the issues and will need to look at the bigger picture still. The squad can be changed in January and not before. At that point Oezil will be talking to other sides about what options he has on a pre-contract so he can leave as a Free Agent in the summer.}



29 Oct 2020 15:47:27
Hopefully some good news leading into Christmas for EPL fans.

Hopefully the pay per view boycott raised the alarm along with the Supporters Trust talking to the club.

"We recognise the concerns of Arsenal and other supporters regarding the pricing of pay-per-view matches.

"We are working actively alongside clubs and with the Premier League, and in turn our broadcast partners, to find a solution for the matches after the November international break. "

Fingers crossed - would be nice to see games at around the £5 / game. Think more fans would pay £5 and generate more money especially in these hard times.


1.) 30 Oct 2020 12:58:27
I could fully understand the ppv pricing if it was done via the clubs and each team streamed there games. However knowing how expensive it is for sky and bt for them to further charge, and to charge what they were charging was ridiculous! I know there is a cost to streaming these games, and they can not be currently making a profit off of it.

2.) 30 Oct 2020 18:13:22
£5 SY?
Spare a thought for the poor old clubs who were reduced to paying under £100 million for players this summer, not to mention poor old billionaire owners of BT Sky and Virgin.
Vote Be Fair To The Billionaire.




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10 May 2021 22:02:54
So Leno decision look strange but what about reinvesting in scouting!

Are we such a mess we can't make decisions.

Is it true we are adding scouts again?


1.) 11 May 2021 08:01:00
And Cubs and Brownies too apparently 🖒.

2.) 11 May 2021 12:01:13
All this says to me is that the club badly screwed up last summer and are still digging themselves out of it. What a mess.



09 May 2021 10:26:51
Let's see what Balogun can do over the next 4 epl games.


1.) 09 May 2021 11:09:41
You'd think it would make sense to play those players who've not had much of a chance in the last 4 meaningless games, Nelson Ryan etc, especially given that more established players will naturally be on the beach mentally now the season is completely devoid of possible achievement.

From Artetas point of view I guess these 4 games are important to him as he'd rather equal last seasons awful 8th place finish than set a new low of 9th,10th or 11th place final position, in which case he'd be best off trying to find 11 players who are aren't looking forward to him leaving, he may need to dust off his own boots and call in a few family members to make that 11 possible 😎😊😉😃😃😋🖒.

2.) 09 May 2021 18:23:21
No sign of the guy on the pitch or bench yet the useless Dani starts 🤷🤷🤷

Give Partey games as he needs to get consistent.



08 May 2021 11:23:57
Ed, Mikel says that the club has been on a decline for 5 years and it didn't happen over 6 months. I guess he's washed his hands of responsibility and not looked at our investment or funnily how well Willock or AMN are doing without him while PEA, Willian, Partey struggle with him. 😂

It's this quote that interested me and wanted your thoughts

"It is not as if this process started six months ago. It started five years ago and you can see this trend. This year is not year one. I think a project has its phases and I am telling you we are in a much better position today to be where we want to be very soon if we do what we have to do. But we have to be ruthless. There is no time to waste and there is a lot to do. "

What do they mean by ruthless and will they decimate the squad and backroom staff

He really truly believes in this project even though we are worse now.


{Ed002's Note - Arteta wants the club to clear the decks and rebuild. His involvement in transfers his reasonably small but there is no evidence to say that he can achieve better with a different group of players. He knows that club still has a decent number of players who are unhappy but I remain of the opinion that it is him who needs to go - but the structure remains wrong. Arteta should not be bleating and making demands in public. He needs replacing but so do others.}

1.) 08 May 2021 13:43:55
Arteta has his own take on reality, before Thursdays game he was asked about the fans outside the stadium and he said it was brilliant to have them they're showing their support!

Doesn't sound like someone who is in touch with a sense reality that is shared by anyone but himself.

2.) 08 May 2021 14:32:38
I read they are getting rid of scouts and using data to scout new players.

{Ed002's Note - It was last summer that Arsenal fired many of the scouts. They are not just using scouting software though - they have a different set up now which saves them money. And they rely on Kia of course.}

3.) 08 May 2021 15:11:18
Brining in different players won't fix the problem, Partey and Gabriel arrived to a fanfare of excitement last summer and a host of failed players were shipped out.

End result is we are now worst than ever and Partey and Gabriel have simply replaced others as Arsenal flops.

If spending and bringing in different players was the answer we would be getting better not worse so obviously the problem isn't the players we have but how they are set up and motivated.

4.) 08 May 2021 15:16:17
Therein lies the problem I think Ed.
If the owners (and/ or the board) don't understand football, and only want to save money, how can they employ the right people? I reckon they could be easily bamboozled.

{Ed002's Note - The owner and the board don't simply appoint those involved with the club and are not involved on a day-by-day basis. The club has an internal skewed structure responsible for running the whole show. It was that structure that threw out the one person who had the experience to bring the right players in, and the entire senior scouting system.}

5.) 08 May 2021 16:02:27
An internal screwed structure sounds a bit like the leaning tower of Pisa Ed and I don't think that will end well either!

It sounds as though the mob are running the show 😞.



08 May 2021 09:56:47
Ed, you said it stinks behind the scenes at our club - will Richard Garlick help?


{Ed014's Note - 😂😂😂

1.) 08 May 2021 10:59:07



08 May 2021 09:55:05
Was anyone else puzzled that when Granit got injured in the warm up that Elneny just didn't switch one 4 one or was Granit actually playing left back and leaving Partey swamped in midfield on his own?

Saka could have played left back but if Tierney was fit enough - why wasn't he in the starting 11.

That was a big decision that set the course for the game for me and you can't win if you win the midfield battle.

I was gobsmacked with that change at the time.


{Ed014's Note - way to many things Arteta has done has left me gobsmacked SY.

1.) 08 May 2021 10:39:43
I'm not sure what self help book Arteta read but it's filled his head with supreme self confidence in his abilty as a manager despite all conflicting evidence to the contrary.

I think he genuinely thinks the players have failed to execute his brilliant game plans properly all season and that's what's cost us, the players Just need time to catch up with his own genius and them Arsenal will rule the world.




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22 Jan 2021 19:57:22
Always thought Ospina looked short at just over 6ft.




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22 Jan 2021 14:39:16
337 - why are you an idiot, where did you get that from? You’re normally having a go at me for being a fool. So if you’re an idiot - what am I?

So we agree we need creativity and we need someone capable of supplementing ESR but that can make an immediate impact and get up to epl standards.

I am not sure if another kid is the answer - that’s all.




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22 Jan 2021 10:55:01
I’m far from a Dani fan. Can’t understand why we loaned him. He’s not the future and not good enough.

If ESR is going to have competition or sit on sidelines - why would we do it with the kid from Real. It will take the player 12 months to get up to epl standards. Bad idea in my book.




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20 Jan 2021 22:09:19
Play Saka left, Odegaard right and ESR in middle with PEA up front or Martinelli or Laca.




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16 Jan 2021 14:28:02
Thanks Ed - that’s a plus.





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10 May 2021 21:52:43
Leno has always been a great shot stopper but terrible at crosses, commanding his box, distribution, organising defence and catching. His decision making is also very poor. I never liked him nor thought he was a good choice for us. At the time when our defence was shambolic - he was good durpe to number of shots but he would never get a sniff in at City, CFC, Liverpool etc

Emi was by far the better keeper but I guess with Leno injured or Mikel’s favourite - he dropped the guy that helped win the FA Cup, cried and win the number 1 jersey. But instead, Mikel like most of his decisions just favoured the few players who like him.

If true - it’s just crazy. is it true or a p take?




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10 May 2021 06:53:53
In 18/ 19 they were 16 points behind us
2019/ 20 they were 7 behind us
This season?




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09 May 2021 18:23:21
No sign of the guy on the pitch or bench yet the useless Dani starts 🤷🤷🤷

Give Partey games as he needs to get consistent.




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07 May 2021 21:04:02
Think I need to join Mal but extend to next season because apart from Freddie * Martin , every time a person associated with the club opens their mouth it’s embarrassing. Say it it Stan

“Arsenal are set for their worst season in over two-and-a-half decades but manager Mikel Arteta reportedly still has the board's backing”

4 shots on target over 2 legs in the biggest two games of the season - joke club.




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07 May 2021 19:25:25
Villa Vs Utd should be pretty good

Like I said - let’s get in front of Spurs and get Potter - invest and give him time.

Let’s clear the decks, raise some cash and start with a proper foundation for next season

Out with - Leno, Runarsson, Bellerin, Cedric, Luiz, Torriera, Dani, Elneny, Willian, Laca, Eddie, Granit, Kola, Ozil, Matteo, Ode

Out - Mikel and Edu and Board

Bring back - Mavropanos, AMN, Willock, Saliba

Bring back - Freddie as number 2 and Keown

Promote - Balogun and go with a young exciting line up

GK - Szczęsny
Defence - Lamptey, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney (c)
Midfield - Bissouma, Partey;
CAM. Smith Rowe
Attack - Saka, Balogun, Martinelli

Manager - Potter.