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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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23 Jan 2021 10:38:00
Folarin Balogun Scores hatrick and getting plenty love from club. Let's give him a chance and get that contract signed as he's a talent and we can't let him go for free.

Good luck today boys! COYG

Let's defend our cup with style, honour and harmony.


1.) 23 Jan 2021 11:12:47
Tierney Saka ERS Martinelli Balogun offer the promise of better days ahead and are worth investing your time and effort into watching again.

2.) 23 Jan 2021 11:42:49
You have to think playing a line up in the cups like this :

Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Elneny, Xhaka, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli, Nketiah

Subs: Ryan, Runarsson, Chambers, Luiz, Maitland-Niles, Partey, Willock, Saka, Lacazette

That he should be in the squad going forward and previously. Hopefully we keep him and you are right, seeing them develop is exciting.

3.) 23 Jan 2021 11:48:38
My point being - Subs: Ryan, Runarsson,

Two keepers on the bench but Balogun starts in U23. What message is that to him. not the first time we've done that.

4.) 23 Jan 2021 12:32:14
They must know that he is going. Crazy that he isn't on the bench. Also Nelson should be on the bench.

5.) 24 Jan 2021 01:21:50
I’m really not sure what you’re failing to understand? BALOGUN is refusing to sign a contract why bother playing him? So he can practice for another team?



18 Jan 2021 22:03:32
Great result and secondhalf - Tierney, Partey, Saka and ESR were quality again

Cedric, Holding, Granit and Granit had decent games while nice to see PEA benefit from Newcastle playing a high line like a novice. Nicely exposed by a quick pass and excellent finish / hopefully pea pushes on

Hopefully Gabs gets back in team or Mari ASAP

Well played boys / great win



1.) 18 Jan 2021 22:09:46
I thought granite was covering a lot of ground tonight, that explains it SY there were 2 of him 😂😂.

2.) 18 Jan 2021 22:27:12
But which of the two you rate more 😜.

3.) 18 Jan 2021 23:03:27
Xhaka must have been on a diet as
oh Xhaka, Xhaka, Xhaka😭 has been replaced with boom Xhaka Xhaka 😎.



17 Jan 2021 20:28:35
So Laca is thinking he's our Ozil replacement ( new number 10) ?

Mesut Ozil's jersey "will be in good care".

I seriously hope not - especially in a 4 2 3 1 formation. Is it just Doom and Gloom SY4 as I really don't think his touch, vision and passing is good enough to play that role in EPL for a club of our supposed standing. I don't think ESR should have the jersey either. I'm really hoping that unlike replacing Emi that we actually replace properly first time round. 🤞

Let ESR compete as I rate him but he's not ready to carry that cross next year to get us top 5

Reading Mal's post earlier - I'm concerned. we need RB, LB, CD ( unless Saliba returns - MOM award after 1 game ha ha, what does that tell you about our selection abilities at the club) , CDM / warrior, LW, CAM and CF



1.) 17 Jan 2021 20:43:14
SY, it really doesn’t matter any more what number is on a players shirt since squad numbers were introduced replacing 1-11 nobody really cares too much
Do you understand that you can only name a certain amount of players in a squad? We still have a massive overload in the CB positions and need to move players on before additions can be made
And it’s great Saliba got man of the match, firstly it adds to his value the better he plays and also the more he plays the more experienced he becomes that's WHY WE SEND YOUNG PLAYERS OUT ON LOAN
I don’t know how you can possibly turn that in to a negative?

2.) 17 Jan 2021 21:20:16
Shirt numbers mean nothing. Ronaldinho wore #80, make of that what you will. I'd worry about other things Sy.

3.) 17 Jan 2021 21:46:25
I am conflicted about ESR, in that he is just breaking into the team and looks very promising. On the other hand he is young, and it’s a very important role in the team.

Maybe our lack of funds means he gets a good run as we can’t afford to buy anyone else anyway, but maybe we should just trust our youngsters anyway? If we think he will be good enough, what we don’t want to do is go out and buy someone else for his position who is in their early or mid twenties and already established.

That will just be a massive hit to ESRs confidence and development, basically saying the person occupying that role in the team will still be there in 4 years. Therefore someone older, who won’t be at the club for long, would be better, which ironically we had with Ozil.

At the end of the day we haven’t got back into the top 5 despite spending money on plenty of so called established internationals over the last 5 years, so maybe we give these youngsters a proper go?

What’s the worst that can happen, we finish outside the top 5, again?

4.) 18 Jan 2021 00:06:16
337 - you’re probably right. I’m hoping he doesn’t think he can play as our number 10. On Saliba, think you missed my point, he should have been playing for us rather than Tierney as CD, Mustafi or Kola or Luiz. If not then he should have gone on loan at start of season. The fact he got mom, surely shows he should have played in cups / el.

5.) 18 Jan 2021 08:02:24
Sy mate, remember a while back who had the number 10? Our CB captain Gallas. But I would prefer this number will be taken by a proper creative player. But over all if auba wants to wear it and start freaking score goals and create more I would be happy with that too.
As for saliba I think he should have gone on loan from the beginning of the season. But I think he will be part of the team along with holding, Mari and Gabriel.
So we disparately in need for LB cover and and RB replacement and most definitely selling pepe and wiilian.

6.) 18 Jan 2021 09:37:40
Saliba was supposed to go on loan in the last window after we signed Gabriel! Was always the intention but something apparently happened at the last minute which meant the agreement wasn’t completed in time.

7.) 18 Jan 2021 09:49:14
Or maybe he knows his mate from Lyon might be coming that be nice.

8.) 18 Jan 2021 09:53:31
Sy I thought he’s played two games and had a stinker the first game.

9.) 18 Jan 2021 09:53:36
ESR not ready yet 20 been on loan at Huddersfield yet we should drop Lacazette or PEA to accommodate Balogun aand be held to ransom . Hope Balogun keeps his head down works hard and his time will come . If not Auf Wiedersehen COYG 3 points tonight.

10.) 18 Jan 2021 10:20:46
Well said Sussex, he’s done himself no favours being impatient. As talented as these kids may be “ commitment and attitude” are a big part of the modern game. We are STILL A BIG CLUB if he goes he goes.



16 Jan 2021 11:28:10
We seem to lack speed of thought, movement and distribution. We slipped back to multiple touches, sideways or backward passing &a useless front 4 against Palace.

I think it raises questions about Arteta as the biggest negative impact was Tierney not playing as well as AMN playing left back and Luiz centre back.

Is the short term resurgence more about a few key players driving change rather than the boss.

Can the boss drive change or is he hoping Tierney drives it for him.

Boss's decision making is still under question - AMN at left back. What's that about. Surely Saka as left back would be better or 3 at the back.

Why was Luiz in there slowing the game down ridiculously?

Why do we have PEA wasted on left wing with a useless left back and Laca in the middle. We've looked better with just one of these.

Where is the Willian of last season. What have we done to him.

Arteta still baffles me as does his decisions. No wonder Ed says 8 players are not happy with him. If he was your boss - would you be happy? I wouldn't

I'm happy he's gone with 4 2 3 1 but if you don't have a left back then does it still work?



1.) 16 Jan 2021 14:31:01
It worries me that outside our starting eleven we don't have anyone on our bench who can come on and affect games.

2.) 16 Jan 2021 17:53:46
Suuush! Keep this under your hat Glen, but we do have someone!
We're Just not allowed to talk about him or even admit he exists 😀.

3.) 17 Jan 2021 10:04:30

4.) 17 Jan 2021 10:25:15
Yes, yes, yes :-)

5.) 17 Jan 2021 20:18:40
Glad you gave me my pants back 62 before you got thinking of a chambers.



12 Jan 2021 19:16:43
Would you rather sign a combative partner for Partey like Bissouma or a more creative player in the No 10 position.

I'd like to see Partey and Bissouma as our midfield pairing and use that as our base. Think that gives steal, forward momentum and speed of thought required to compete at the highest level.


1.) 12 Jan 2021 19:50:00
I’d like torreira in there or guendozi and buy a number ten.

2.) 12 Jan 2021 20:13:04
Each to their own opinion, but I simply don’t understand that Mr W Gunner.
Torriera was not good enough and hasn’t been at Atletico Madrid.
Guendozi has - at best - an attitudinal problem - aside from offering us not a great deal and - hello - we have a “number 10” gem in Emile Smith-Rowe!
Why would we want to try and import a new number 10 or bring back two (relative) failures?

3.) 12 Jan 2021 20:21:48
CMF Guendouzi hasn’t been a failure at all, if the “ alleged” altication and attitude problem has been put behind him and MA I would welcome him back
Maybe he stood up to MA and he didn’t like it?
I see that as character as long as it is addressed and dealt with.

4.) 12 Jan 2021 20:38:33
“CMF Guendozi hasn’t been a failure at all”?
Good luck with that view 337.
He has - so much so he got shipped out!

He may very well have “character” and maybe he may develop into someone three-quarters decent and curb his arrogance.
I am not the biggest fan of MA, although I would be delighted if he turns out to be a great manager for us - but I do think there must have been more to Guendozis exile to the higher echelons of football at the mighty Hertha Berlin (soooo many other clubs were clamouring for him! ) than an immature grabbing of Neil Maupay in a misplaced attempt to show “togetherness” and solidarity with Leno.

5.) 12 Jan 2021 20:43:42
Love to see


AMN Holding Mari / Gabs Tierney [C]

Partey Bissouma

Saka Buendia / ESR Martnelli / Nelson

An interested PEA or new striker

More than happy to see ESR in there to get plenty game time. Just think he’s too inexperienced to have no competition or option in such a key role

Need - new right footed CB, Rightback, CDM, No 10 and striker

Great reason why we need to put Eddie on loan and give Balogun game time

Plenty to sell / let go and free up spots for investment / youth.

6.) 12 Jan 2021 21:15:26
Max forgetting all the big words and phrases reading between the lines in plain English ( we like that here) Guendouzi has had great reviews at Berlin and not a sign of an attitude problem at all so how is he a failure?
In fact 10 appearances and 2 goals from midfield gives him a better goal scoring rate than some of our most experienced strikers.

7.) 12 Jan 2021 22:22:40
I agree that a more combative player would be a good fit. From what little we've seen of Partey he has all the tools to be successful in that box to box role so someone to cover for him when he moves forward would be ideal.

8.) 13 Jan 2021 07:46:28
Cmf can say the say about smith Rowe 4 good games doesn’t mean he’s the world class number 10 we are after but as you said each to there own!

9.) 13 Jan 2021 11:07:52
Say the same meant to say.

10.) 13 Jan 2021 12:20:07
I like that team SY but Laca instead of Auba for me.

11.) 13 Jan 2021 20:22:04
I know what you mean about PEA 93 but I honestly don’t think Laca is good enough. Hence a motivated PEA (think that’s our best option ) or a new dearly striker

I’d sell Laca to be honest.




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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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23 Jan 2021 19:54:51
It’s not the first time he’s name two bloody keepers but th3 response is to stop being negative. He could have named Balogun rather thsnn2 keepers in a number of games. Pure ignorance and arrogance. To be fair - Pepe could do better in goal than the reserve keeper and probably better than on the wing.

Crap crap de is ions by Mikel.

By the way - our last 6 great results have been against players in the bottom of the form, segue. Wait till we play someone decent.

Still got huge doubts - ignorance, arrogance or just useless? Who knows but that was embarrassing today.

Mikel said he didn’t want to be a cup team - well, we’ll done boss. You did it.




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23 Jan 2021 11:48:38
My point being - Subs: Ryan, Runarsson,

Two keepers on the bench but Balogun starts in U23. What message is that to him. not the first time we've done that.




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23 Jan 2021 11:42:49
You have to think playing a line up in the cups like this :

Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Elneny, Xhaka, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli, Nketiah

Subs: Ryan, Runarsson, Chambers, Luiz, Maitland-Niles, Partey, Willock, Saka, Lacazette

That he should be in the squad going forward and previously. Hopefully we keep him and you are right, seeing them develop is exciting.




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22 Jan 2021 17:06:31
We certainly need creativity, back up, competition and options.




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20 Jan 2021 21:12:50
Good luck papa - no nonsense professional footballer who wore his heart on his sleeve and was a gentleman - wish you w3ll.