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04 Jun 2019 15:16:06
If Nick Hornby is correct then it's another big mistake from Emery.

This summer, however, is critical. My sources inside the club tell me that the decision to release Aaron Ramsey was down to Emery and Emery alone, and that the player was ready to sign a new deal. Emery took one look at him and decided, clearly, that he wasn't worth the money being offered.

Even this seemed exciting at the time, reminiscent of Wenger deciding that Paul Merson wasn't good enough for Arsenal and shipping him out. "Paul Merson! We love Paul Merson! And he's not good enough? Bring it on! " And Wenger did. Unfortunately, Emery took a second look at Ramsey and apparently decided that he was, after all, an important part of his plans and indeed, the business-end of the collapse began with Ramsey's season-ending injury in Naples. Unless Ramsey's replacement is at least as good, fans will quickly resent the loss of someone who could be frustrating, but whose two Cup Final-winning goals, and a decade-long commitment to the club, have earned him Official Club Legend status.

Why did he jump to such a quick decision on Rambo. 😡😡.


1.) 04 Jun 2019 17:29:44
A player who is only ever available for Half a season SY? If you look at Aaron's league appearances each season over his Arsenal career it isn't good reading and certainly not someone you want to be paying way over the odds upsetting others fland putting pressure on the wage bill when he's only available for half the required period each and every season, for me this is a rare tick not a cross in Emery boxes.

2.) 04 Jun 2019 21:28:03
Your ‘sources’ tell you? Or every major news publication that has written anything about Ramsey’s contract withdrawal because Emery didn’t want to keep him? Do me a favour. Sources.

3.) 05 Jun 2019 03:54:40
SY you have to understand our scelticism, regardless of the content as soon as you start with "my sources inside the club" it just invites laughter. Give your opinion and leave it at that, don't dress it up as being some sort of prophecy.

4.) 05 Jun 2019 08:18:11
Is SY not quoting Nick Hornsby when he says my sources?
I'm not sure myself but I guessed he must be because I've never heard SY make claims that seem exaggerated before and he's been posting for a few years now.
I know he's a Tory and drinks wine rather than beer but on the whole he's usually a pretty decent and honest bloke so I think something must have got confused in he's post somewhere, either that or he's had to much vino trying to console himself about Teresa May stepping down:-)

{Ed001's Note - I thought he was as well g62. It definitely seemed like he was just posting up what Hornsby had said, rather than suggesting he had sources himself.

Not being funny but it is exactly what Ed002 and myself had been telling you as well, that Emery didn't want him from the moment he stepped foot in the door.}

5.) 05 Jun 2019 10:03:01
Hi Ed001 mate I'm glad you read it like that too, sometimes you've got to look at the poster and their usual nature to see past any misunderstandings and SY isn't given to making wild claims about himself but he does like to use quotes from others quite often.
Mate as soon as you said Emery wanted Ramsey out that was good enough for me, I've never known yourself to quote something as fact when it wasn't true, you are always quite clear in the difference between when you are giving your own personal opinion or when passing on actual knowledge and never shy to say " I don't know " when that's the case too.
I have my opinions like everyone else but when it comes to inside information I know zilch so when you share what you know with us then that is 100% good enough for me evetytime without fail mate.
After 7 years of using this site the credibility level is still 100% when it comes to reporting facts over fabrication and in my opinion there is no other football outlet, be it TV papers radio or social media that can get anywhere close to this site for reliability and credibility. A huge well done to yourself and all the Eds mate, that's some reputation you've built up and all you have to do now is maintain it, no pressure:-)

6.) 05 Jun 2019 20:42:34
I think the words both Ed’s used 10 months ago was emery didn’t like his comportment.



11 Mar 2019 20:52:20
Hopefully the clubs new strategy :

"Arsenal club chiefs have reportedly confirmed players who have two years left on their contracts and refuse to sign a new deal will be sold by the club. "

Having lost big players for nothing and been held to ransom by others - this new strategy makes sense and a we, come change.

Fingers crossed it works.

I assume that means contracts should be 5 years and very very rarely 3 years in length.

Well done whoever suggested and approved this move.


1.) 11 Mar 2019 23:46:22
Where did you see that SY? Seems like the club publicising that policy would hurt their negotiations, both with the player and with other clubs. Other clubs know we're going to sell so they don't have to offer over the odds, the player doesn't have time to be won over if they are iffy on a new contract. As internal policy, great, but as a publicly visible one, hmmm.

2.) 13 Mar 2019 08:18:21
I think it's both very sensible and very workable.
All it means is you start negotiations on a contract extention with 3 years remaining and if with 2 years left you have no agreement you listen to offers.
It works for all other clubs so why not us? Which other club loses players on free or is held to ransom like Arsenal have been and have done?
It's incredible how many players like Theo Jack Mesut have won contracts well beyond thier football ability simply by playing the club well in the contract stakes and what other club loses so many players for nothing?
Would Aaron have accepted 2 seasons like this season where he is a bit part player? I think he and others would leave earlier for a fee rather than see out 2 years on the bench which would lessen thier options at the end of the two years.

3.) 13 Mar 2019 14:33:18
I wouldn’t say Chelsea are as bad as Arsenal in regards to contracts. But there’s Courtois, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi just in the last season or two. United had something like 11 or so players at the start of the season who were entering the final year of their contract.

I do think it’s a sign of the way things seem to be heading. The price of top end and even average players is sky rocketing and the majority of clubs can't afford to pay those sort of prices. As such players who want to leave are priced out of moves and so the only way for them to move on is to run their contracts down. With the added bonus of being paid double what their market rate is in regards to wages.

4.) 13 Mar 2019 20:41:26
Clubs have to change the way players see running their contract down, if a player doesn't play regularly for 2 seasons he will struggle to find a club to match his current salary let alone double it.
Summer 2017 Man city were ready to pay 60 million and improve Sanchez wages but now in winter 2019 and Alexis would struggle to get Leicester City interested enough to pay 16 million and Match his Arsenal wages.
Football moves quickly and players who are hot prospects now can quickly get forgotten once out of the limelight.

5.) 14 Mar 2019 11:49:40
The clubs contract policy was woeful during the Gazidis era. It simply can't be any worse.

6.) 14 Mar 2019 16:54:33
I agree with the sentiment, but it has the potential for a lot of disruption. Not that I'm agin it, just noting that it's not the win-win it looks.



31 Jan 2019 23:08:28
Is Wenger in charge of this window for us? No defenders, no CDM but a light weight winger from Spain. 😐

That should sort out the second half of the season. #address our problems.


1.) 31 Jan 2019 23:25:20
We have too many defenders on the books and can't sign someone without shipping someone else out. We also don't need a CDM. Also Suarez can play across the midfield and on the wing, like Isco.

2.) 01 Feb 2019 08:39:03
Time will tell SY mate, my worry is in Dick we have found another Arsene who thinks if he ignores our defensive problems they will simply disappear by magic or he shares Arsenes mythical ideology of we can simply outscore our way to a title so defence isn't that big a deal.
My hope is he will come to realise like most fans that the biggest reason we haven't and don't take part in title races or champions league quater finals anymore is because the once legendary Arsenal defence is the missing ingredient.
Gary Nevile said at the start of the season that Dick was picking Xhaka every game in order for Xhaka to either come good and prove his worth or be totally exposed as an incapable weak link, personally I think this season and next especially we are going to find out exactly what we need to know about Dick and whether he's capable or incapable of doing what needs to be done to solve our biggest weakness that has held us back for more than a decade.
None of us know what Dick will or won't do in the future I just really hope he is seen to be aware of and trying to address what simply has to be dealt with by someone somewhere if we are ever to be truly competitive beyond 4th place trophy dreams.

3.) 02 Feb 2019 10:35:04
I think we are waiting for the summer transfer window to sort out our defence where more players become available and at better prices. I’m sure the club is aware of our defensive issues but the next transfer will tell a lot about the club and Emery.
I believe our strategy this window get some players on loan with option to buy as if they can settle and look to handle the PL than ok if not return the player and look for other option rather than a panic buy.
Liech was brought if for more experience and maybe teach Belerin a thing or two about defending, which hopefully in training is way better than what he is showing us on the field.

4.) 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.

5.) 05 Feb 2019 14:04:35
Yes, i think our manager should have ignored the lack of cash available and taken a leaf out of our previous managers book by blowing "in excess" of £35 million on a center half and getting Mustafi. that worked out well.



16 Jan 2019 21:21:22
Ed, will Arsenal bid for Conor Coady? Thanks.


{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of.}

1.) 17 Jan 2019 07:18:07
Thank you.



29 Aug 2018 21:47:07
Hi Eds
Will we see any free transfers coming in or exits before 31/ 8?


{Ed002's Note - Reiss Nelson if Hoffenheim agree to Arsenal's request, perhaps some kiddies going on loan.}




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14 Jul 2019 11:42:31
Interesting read concerning our limited budget, self funding model, fear of making a transfer mistake which stopped us signing big players because we couldn't make a 20m mistake while Chelsea could, having to sell RVP as in final year and thinking we had a great deal lined up with selling Sanchez a year earlier with a great player coming in. Puts an interesting spin on what it's like and how small misalignments ruin deals.

Funny how we slag the club off for selling RVP with a year to go because they could agree a deal but then slag them off for not selling Rambo or Sanchez a year earlier.

Shows they were clearly managing contracts but it doesn't always work out and sometimes the best deal is to the person you don't want to sell to 😂😂

Can't please everyone but clearly operating to different rule book compared to Utd, Chelsea or City which makes every decision harder and while you over analyse the situation - others move in and circumstances change.

Funny old world but you look at things differently as you get a better insight afterwards.


1.) 14 Jul 2019 11:53:51
Excellent post SY4. It often amuses me how the average fan believes transfer deals are simple. They are clearly not.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 12:17:45
Excellent post SY, everything looks simple from the outside looking in.
I watched snooker on TV and thought how difficult can it be? Then I picked up a cue ;-)

3.) 14 Jul 2019 16:50:47
SY4, where was this article? Can you post the link?

4.) 14 Jul 2019 21:32:29
I tried to post the links, try searching on the following as it’s a few articles

▪️Dick law Suarez

▪️Dick law Sanchez

▪️Dick law robin van Persie ( express )

▪️Dick law Mesut Ozil 350000 ( metro )

▪️Dick law hazard ( goal )

▪️Duck law goal


5.) 14 Jul 2019 22:52:55
Thanks mate.

6.) 15 Jul 2019 08:37:36
I also find this information interesting. Because it tells me that our problem the last years is not the lacking ambition of our ownership, but the incompetence and poor decision making of the people who are responsible for recruitments and transfers. Our net spending the last 5 years are significant higher then Liverpool and Tottenham. We seem to have problems in getting players that we can enjoy and move on again for serious money. Hopefully we can enjoy Torreira, Guendouzi, Martinelli and some others for some good seasons now and pass them on for a good profit. So that we could be more robust in the transfer market.

7.) 15 Jul 2019 12:47:11
I agree Nor mate, we have to accept the reality of there will always be bigger fish than us looking to take any top class players we bring on, rather be precious about them we would be far better accepting how things work and using the funds generated to fund our own improvement.
Pea and Lacasette are extremely valuable players to us but if anyone anywhere were to offer 100 million ( I know no one will ) we should snatch they're hand off without thinking twice.
All clubs have to sell top players at some point even United had to let Ronaldo go eventually.



11 Jul 2019 12:44:34
I know it's the Sun but our great club sounds like a circus

"Unai Emery and Arsenal have offered Palace unwanted trio Mohamed Elneny, Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers, plus £40m, for Zaha"

Does any other club try to trade 3 players plus cash to buy one



1.) 11 Jul 2019 13:44:29
So we offered £40 million and a pound again? We never learn!

2.) 11 Jul 2019 19:53:41
The clue is the opening line SY mate, people only quote that scandlesheet only when they wish to believe the rubbish it prints.
The metro maybe a comic but that horrible ragg you mentionin along with the mail and express ouse poison at evety opportunity.

3.) 11 Jul 2019 19:59:54
We are being dragged through the more as a club and to be fair - the above wouldn’t surprise me one bit.

4.) 11 Jul 2019 21:48:40
You've got to admit we are easy pickings for the scandlesheets right now and every negative story is being picked up on by fans who are not happy being relayed as if they were facts when in truth we all know the vast majority of them will be complete fabrication.
Last season I was extremely disappointed with how we performed and in truth I'm not expecting much different this season but I'm open to being pleasantly surprised.
The summer is where all clubs get a opportunity to really change things and that opportunity is there for all until August the 8th.
Emery has only failed for one season and next season we will see what he learned in his first season that in reality was pretty horrible for the most part.
If he hasn't learned then we should all feel free to state what we see but in my opinion none of us can judge his second season until it's actually Underway.
The British media will always put the boot in to anything and anyone it thinks is already wounded, it's what they do.

5.) 11 Jul 2019 22:01:03
SY4, seems you, and many others here, are choosing to believe it's mud, and choosing to believe who's dragging us through it? This is all opinion, which is fine of course, but why concentrate on the negative information so much? Everything is spun to reflect our clubs utter incompetence, and our inevitable decent into mediocrity. Why is it more engaging to believe that, when the truth is we don't have a clue what's going on with the money and the transfers, and the long term policy?

We're a club transferring from a regime under Wenger that lasted decades, and we haven't hit the ground running. Big surprise! Try and keep a little faith, it'll make it more fun surely?

6.) 12 Jul 2019 08:43:23
Totally agree Ned, very well put mate.
By all means criticise Emery and the club for what you actually see is wrong with your own two eyes but to simply chose to believe parts of the media that are renowned for speeding rubbish and hatred at every opportunity is simply choosing to be negative when the reality is everything is still open to going either way this summer.
If we go into next season no stronger than we were last season and our performances are as equally inept then people will have every reason to be upset but to let the British presses fairytales dictate your opinions and happiness levels is ridiculous given their love of poisonioning people's minds and creating upset and unhappiness at evety opportunity.



10 Jul 2019 21:11:44
So, who thought by this late in the window we would have signed no players ready to impact 19/ 20 season? We've successfully bid at 50% of market value of players but so far done nothing while others have made good moves

Surely we knew where we needed to improve. Knew our budget and where we were shopping as a result. It's embarrassing just like our defending.

Sort it out guys

Laca has set the bar for us - no trophies for a couple of years and clearly no plan to address the issues this season.

Next excuse - we signed players too late to train, coach and embed them into the side 💤 💤 💤.


1.) 10 Jul 2019 21:59:43
We need some new excuses SY as Arsene rinsed all the old ones completely dry :-) .
Let's wait and see mate because it really is still very early to panic, you wouldn't throw away your grand national betting slip half way through the race just because your horse wasn't in first 3 at that stage would you?

2.) 10 Jul 2019 22:53:44
I would if it was lame, fell at the first or the jockey was riding side saddle 😉.



23 Jun 2019 13:23:58
Ed, there looks like a ridiculous number of big name free agents at major clubs in Europe. Will we supplement our budget with a free agent like Ribery, Herrera or Zapata?

Thanks for your feedback and hard work non the site.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 23 Jun 2019 14:48:15
Thanks Ed. Hope you have a great Sunday.



22 Jun 2019 23:29:37
Congratulations to Serge Gnabry - Bayern Munich Player of the Year.

Well done - the fish that got away!

Very happy for you.


1.) 23 Jun 2019 11:34:13
And if it hadn't been for our pesky last manager not giving him a chance when he most definitely should have he'd still be with us!
Love Arsene the man to bits but some his extremely poor management during the second half of his Arsenal reign continue to hurt us, Gnarby Joel Campbell the Ox in centre midfieild Arsene just wouldn't give them a chance even though things were going so badly for us with those he favoured.

2.) 23 Jun 2019 12:20:40
Oh give me a break g62. We gave Gnabry a ton of chances and the only mistake was the loan to Pulis to try to bring him back to full fitness after a terrible injury. He wanted to leave and we tried to keep him, can't do more than that.

My guess is that Gnabry being German always had his eyes on Bayern, and the fact that he orchestrated that move via Werder just backs that up. I don't blame the club at all except for choosing Pulis as the loan destination.

3.) 23 Jun 2019 18:57:12
That's not at all how I remember it Wire mat.
Gnarby scored and earned rave reviews when he first got a chance then seemed to get frozen out for some reason even when injury to others looked like he had to be selected he wasn't.
Campbell finally got an opportunity because of us having no other option and he played about 8 games and did surprisingly well again earning great reviews but the moment Theo and others were available he didn't even make the bench.
Ox was always played out of position and only ever trusted in part games no matter how well he did, he even started on the bench or came off early.
There was an Arsene friendly click and if you wasn't in it then it didn't matter what you did and if you were lucky enough to be in the
Favoured few it didn't matter what you didn't do you stayed in.
That's how I remember it.

4.) 24 Jun 2019 02:14:10
Completely disagree, Gnabry often made the squad when fit.
2012-13 called up to first team aged 17.
2013-14 9 appearances in the premier league, 3 cup appearances, 2 CL appearances. As an 18 year old that is a lot of action for a CL side.
2014-15 entire season ruled out through injury
2015-16 loaned to WBA to regain fitness. Loan prematurely ended in January and from what reports were available Gnabry had already decided to leave by the time he returned to Arsenal.

Arsene was a big fan of Gnabry's and gave him a lot of game time for a young teenager. We wanted to keep him but it was likely the failed loan that sealed his decision in his mind.




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16 Jul 2019 23:35:52
Too late, LR Cristal on ice ready for popping 🍾.




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13 Jul 2019 13:21:59
At least you have celebrity goggle box and silent witness re-runs on Dave if the season pans out as I expect it too. 😂😂😂.




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13 Jul 2019 08:54:18
You remembered - Emila Fox!

Ha ha made me smile - have a great weekend

Oh - we technically may have been a Harry Kane away from top 4 ( not sure ) - I thought we were a defence away from competing or a stupid decision against a palace etc away from Top 4. A missed penalty happens but tinkering and crap decisions don’t fly in my book. Sorry

And yes I know I’m overreacting 😉.




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12 Jul 2019 21:28:55
I blame Emery for doing absolutely nothing to improve a disorganised defence and set up of the team defensively. I blame him for a terrible winter window. I blame him for not addressing the obvious. I blame him for terrible decisions. I blame him for tinkering with the team and set up. I blame him for Rambo leaving and the treatment of Rambo. I b. lame him for mismanaging Ozil. I blame him for not improving the midfield. I blame him for the terrible end to the season. I blame him on having close to no impact on the side, performances and tactics. I blame him for removing the slight relief and excitement of change following his appointment. I blame him for a wasted season with no direction. He’s got a lot to answer for and I won’t lose any sleep if he’s fired after 2 games. We looked terrible in preseason last season and the areas to improve were obvious and we had players who most managers would have gotten more out of.

I blame the board for its lack of balls, strategy and expectations. I blame them for allowing Wenger to drift without repercussions. I blame them for Ozil’s contract, Rambo, Sanchez situation and their lack of ruthlessness

I blame Wenger for his last 10 years but I thank him for maintaining top 4 when our budgets were tight. I thank him for the youth he left us with as there’s hope in the ashes left. I also thank him for the best football I’ve ever seen. He needed to go but we had to move forward mentally and performance wise.

Quicker we change Emery, back room staff, board etc the better - sorry but the issues were so obvious and the non improvement just close to gross misconduct.




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07 Jul 2019 12:04:44
Ed, so is the RW Lucas Vazquez? Is that our prime target and is he any good? What’s his main strengths and weaknesses in your opinion

Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - Lucas Vazquez (RW) Putting aside whether or not a firm offer has been made, Arsenal have been offered the player after Inter Milan eased their interest as their focus changed to other players. Vazquez is one of many Real Madrid players being moved on and the club will be open to an offer around €30M or so. West Ham also enquired about the player and Bayern Munich could turn to him as cover - which I doubt will interest him. Real Madrid could also look to use him to horse trade for other players. Arsenal have been unable to afford or tempt the players they want at RW and are looking to the likes of Vazquez and Malcom.}




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16 Jul 2019 21:37:12
Is he any good? YouTube video made him look poor, normally YouTube makes average players look great. does anyone know much about him? Hoping he’s an awesome signing obviously and not being a negative sod.




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14 Jul 2019 21:32:29
I tried to post the links, try searching on the following as it’s a few articles

▪️Dick law Suarez

▪️Dick law Sanchez

▪️Dick law robin van Persie ( express )

▪️Dick law Mesut Ozil 350000 ( metro )

▪️Dick law hazard ( goal )

▪️Duck law goal





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14 Jul 2019 09:33:46
He ticks all our boxes and is already injured - the perfect signing and start

“He had a double hernia and he still has the Osteitis pubis problem so it’s a slow burner that one. ”

With Rambo and Danny gone the injury table was getting cold and lonely - problem solved 😉.




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13 Jul 2019 11:40:24
Agreed - no idea why we loaned him out last season to leave us short. I agree with you.




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13 Jul 2019 08:46:20
62,- I don’t want Chambers sold but he was loaned out last season and seems to a bargaining chip for Zaha.