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25 Sep 2020 20:27:53
@HoussemAouar d'accord pour rejoindre @Arsenal! 💥.


1.) 25 Sep 2020 21:44:25
Wow that's weird, everyone in the petrol station were saying exactly that earlier this evening mate!

2.) 28 Sep 2020 03:05:13
Hey ED, is there any truth in the Ali and Jorginho links with us? I can’t think it to be true, surely just papers and journalists trying to unsettle clubs for £.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what these rumours are. I have answered about Jorginho already.}



15 Sep 2020 20:32:40
Welcome to Arsenal Runar Alex Runarsson.

Never heard of you but sounds like Cana has recommended him. At 1.5m as long as we don't need him too much too soon, it's great to see plenty spill over money from the Emi deal to fund a CDM and a CAM.



1.) 15 Sep 2020 23:37:22
Has this been announced?

I trust MA, but can't help but feel that Martinez had something special to him.

2.) 16 Sep 2020 10:39:52
Slagging Wenger off in tweets already hate him.

3.) 18 Sep 2020 14:35:44
Welshgunner, wasn't he a teenager when he posted that stuff? And also a fan. how many fans end up sagging off the manager or players after a few bad games. I think it's a non issue.



31 Aug 2020 20:35:31
Ed, we seem to be link with the Brentford chap Said Benrahma. Is that true that he's wanted by us and we are happy to meet their 26m valuation.

If so -what are your thoughts? Looks quick, skilful, can tack a kicking and an eye fir goal.

Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of an approach at this time - and there is interest from elsewhere.}

1.) 31 Aug 2020 21:32:49
I like the lad but think more important areas need improving first.

2.) 31 Aug 2020 21:34:34
Thank you Ed.

3.) 01 Sep 2020 07:50:26
I think Benrahama would be a good signing. there is a reason he is called the Algerian Messi. very technical, has pace, dribbles like a freestyler, good eye for a pass and can bend em into the far post of the goal.

his potential is high but he is still very raw. with arteta and the rest of the coaching staff showing they are able to get the most of the players at their disposal, this just might be a shrewd but potentially very good signing IMO.



26 Jul 2020 19:46:17
Please tell me we aren't trying to sign another winger. I'm tired of us signing players we don't need when we need a few towering brutes with leadership skills and winning in their blood.

Do we really need Joelson Fernandes?

Please please can we get some leaders to improve our spine.


{Ed002's Note - It is a great deal of money for a kiddie - and money Arsenal don’t have.}

1.) 27 Jul 2020 08:37:38
If it was to happen, we don't know who we might be letting go of. The only way to really judge our summer window is at the end of it rather than before its even began.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 09:19:38
John, he just likes to have moan.

3.) 27 Jul 2020 10:01:12
I know Mark mate, just feel for SY right now because he's inherited my negative bones I carried for sooooo long, it's an easy trap to fall into but a bugger to get out of :- (.



05 Jul 2020 09:39:49
Saw the Express and Graham Hunter talking about us trying to sign Partey (likely) plus Luka Jovic and Dayot Upamecano.

Talk about addressing our weaknesses.

I'd be happy if we didn't sign Jovic but rather spent the money in CM as the above sorts the defence out. I'd still be happy if Laca moves on to facilitate one of the above transfers.


1.) 05 Jul 2020 19:27:01
Lacca is class we need to keep both pea and lacca.

2.) 08 Jul 2020 02:06:17
ED, as always a lot can change. So this is just a light question, would Arteta look to sign both Ceballos and Partrey or is he interested in adding just one midfielder as it stands?

{Ed002's Note - The transfers are unrelated as they play in different positions. A DM is wanted to replace players who are available and Arsenal had a firm taget they lost out on but Partey is an expensive option for a club in a financial mess. Real Madrid want cash for Ceballos and it is unclear if the player would change his mind and stay on - much will depend on another club.}

3.) 08 Jul 2020 12:27:01
I think Ceballos will choose the highest level option on offer to him this summer. The lad seems very football ambitious rather than money or easy opinion driven, shame because we really need players with that ambitious mentality at Arsenal.

{Ed002's Note - Dani Ceballos (CM) agent is investigating other options as the player is edging away from signing for Arsenal. 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 more progressive side. Loan to Milan, Real Betis or Valencia might give a short-term solution.}

4.) 08 Jul 2020 19:44:54
Sounds like he's looking for the best possible shop window in which to prove himself to top clubs in Ed002 mate, can't blame the lad for that. Just a shame we're not currently best placed to offer him that but the good news might be that his moving on free's up a place for someone else who does fancy a future with Arsenal.




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26 Oct 2020 19:14:27
Is there an internal power struggle at Arsenal - saw this

Edu and Mikel Arteta 'disagreed' over Arsenal's Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar question

If so, is Ozil collateral damage of the battle

Thanks again and sorry fir more questions but I feel there's so much we just don't know that may help or may not help make sense of things. Either way, I'd love to know what's going on.


{Ed002's Note - There remain issues - you need to try to avoid creating dioramas inside your heads.}

1.) 26 Oct 2020 20:13:18
Well at least you’ve expanded my vocabulary- as fans, we are fanatic and want to feel part of the club and know what’s going on. It’s not so much a dioramas but a thirst for understanding. The pseudo-realism is caused by half stories and half truths. Hence the question that squares the circle that we keep repeating on this site.

In your mind it will result in abuse from a couple of morons while in reality it will satisfy the need of most of your readers / followers / posters whatever you call us. One of the many reasons why people like me visit, read and unfortunately post.

Our club is in a mess and we’re trying to understand more and believe you are the fount of knowledge in our eyes

Sorry for pushing my luck and i'm not kissing your ass either - just being 💯.

{Ed002's Note - We will ride it out for a while.}

2.) 26 Oct 2020 21:06:44
Ok, thanks for second reply Ed.

3.) 26 Oct 2020 23:13:28
Don't think there is a power struggle at Arsenal SY4 mate. I do think though, that edu is not upto the task. A more experienced technical director would have been better in my opinion. Monchi, ralph or ocampos would have been better than edu in my opinion.



26 Oct 2020 15:38:36
Why are we doing this?

Shkodran Mustafi 'rejects new Arsenal contract and plans to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season'

I'm struggling if Arteta thinks Mustafi, Leno, Granit or Luiz are the answer to any question while Ozil is never the answer no matter what.

Really struggling with the new Arsenal and I'm not liking or enjoying it.


{Ed002's Note - As I explained over the summer, it is not all about Arteta.}

1.) 26 Oct 2020 16:09:48
He’s the puppet ( MA ) that’s obvious to see.

{Ed002's Note - I just don't think any of you get what has been going on at all.}

2.) 26 Oct 2020 17:03:13
To be fair Ed002 I think your right none of us d have a clue what's happening with Arsenal right now but whatever it is its bizarre.

3.) 26 Oct 2020 19:08:50
Personally I’d rather luis than mustafi, mustafi try’s to make tackles in the middle of the park waaaaaaay out of position every time he plays just watch him he always drifts out of position.

4.) 26 Oct 2020 19:32:44
Arteta and Edu's recruitment has been average at best. The only good signing they have made is gabriel. The rest are average at best.

{Ed047's Note - Partey included?

5.) 26 Oct 2020 17:16:33
Ed, I would love you to educate me if possible. I also remember Mikel praising Mustafi, Luiz etc plus saying how important Granit is. Mikel is not helping himself unless he wants to be a future puppet. Thanks for commenting as I always respect what the Eds say.

{Ed002's Note - The problem remains that the Arsenal fans simply turn to being abusive if there is any effort made to explain the true situation. We saw this over the summer which will very much limit what is shared going forward.}

6.) 26 Oct 2020 17:52:23
Ed would you explain please, no abuse from anyone will come. We all just really want to know because we love the club.

{Ed002's Note - Of course it will - we saw this in the summer.}

7.) 26 Oct 2020 18:35:35
But Ed we are not privvy to what is going on and I perhaps clumsily asked last week and gave options to which you said something else. I for one would love to know what that something else is but because of the abuse from some where else are we supposed to ` get what is going on `? Seems as usual a few spoil it for the rest . From your replies it seems it`s not China or pay cut reasons and Edu is heavily involved with another political reason the problem! Please put me at least out of my misery COYG.

{Ed002's Note - It is what it is now. I have tried during the summer to explain that what was happening would all end in tears - and it has. There will be changes to the playing staff going forward and maybe some of the protagonists will win out - or maybe not. Future income has already been gambled as I have explained. I would suggest that the supporters keep supporting and hope for Champions League football next season - which will certainly help financially.}

8.) 26 Oct 2020 19:53:18
Being honest Ed it’s what goes on with results and performances that matter to fans, the club will only give snippets of information- does anyone on this site actually truly know what goes on? Of course not .

But fans aren’t totally stupid they can see that certain things are poor and very badly managed, trouble is this has gone for ever and a day, will it ever be corrected?

I think it was 62 who said we aren’t much different to Newcastle in terms of who we can attract- he’s not far wrong.

{Ed002's Note - Right, concentrate on the on field performances.}

9.) 26 Oct 2020 19:57:12
I think you are confusing abuse with passion and what comes from the heart, everyone at the club will come and go -! the fans remain to follow and support what’s left ED, I first went to Highbury in ‘73 and the are a huge part of my life, I’ve spent thousands following them, it hurts to watch schoolboy decisions be made by men who are paid a fortune.

{Ed002's Note - I try not to. The supporters did not want to hear my views in the summer. Why do they think they will differ much now?}

10.) 26 Oct 2020 20:04:11
Ed - we couldn’t be further away from CL football, something has to change - The worry is with the financial limitations we have it makes it very tough to get a squad capable of achieving the heights we got used to.

{Ed002's Note - CL qualification is beyond a goal.}

11.) 26 Oct 2020 20:04:45
Thanks Ed appreciate your answer! I was all good before last night then pissed off but guaranteed I’ll be up for Dundalk and United! Have had a pop at knee jerk reactions on here before and now I’m guilty! Can’t change your football team it’s the law COYG.

12.) 26 Oct 2020 20:14:43
Sorry Ed - think I’ve asked the same question again. Bugger. sorry.

13.) 26 Oct 2020 20:21:59
Punani, I was just thinking how some of our signings have been awesome but not looking at who did them. Tierney, Mavropanos, Saliba, Gabriel, Mari, Partey, Willian and Martinelli. At the time Leno appresred a decent buy. The club seem to have addressed defence and almost midfield. They’ve signed a couple of nice youngsters plus got PEA to extend. Think many would ( not me ) add Dani loan, Matteo and may be Luiz as good signings ( I’d say useless) . Add a poor Pepe signing that ate our cash, a stupid wage bill - why do you think signings have been poor by, just because we missed out on a creative player?
Sorry to ask - I’m not attacking but Rather interested in your opinion.

14.) 26 Oct 2020 20:29:18
Appreciate the response ED.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

15.) 27 Oct 2020 00:05:21
SY4 sorry mate I did not reply fully to your question in my initial reply.

I believe our signings have been poor of late because they are either overpriced (pepe) , not good enough (cedric) or that we did not address priority areas. Let's start from January. We signed cedric, a 29 year old, injury riddled Southampton reject, on a 4 year contract because his agent is Kia. I think the Eds can shed more light on kia joorachian.

we signed pablo mari, on a deal that eventually adds up to 12 million when he is a slow center back and already failed in Europe and we did not really need him. Eventually we bought gabriel to play the same role (a far much better upgrade. What an excellent signing he looks to be) .

Come to the summer, we signed willian on hefty 3 year contract. He is clearly past it because his pace is gone and he plays at a position where pace is critical. I do not understand the wisdom of that signing. Apart from the fulham game is there any other game where he played well?

Now the signing of the summer that everyone seems to be raving about is the partey signing but we paid the full release clause after refusing to do so the whole summer so it should not be hailed as a smart signing when we did what atletico asked us to do:i. e pay the full release clause. partey is a good player but not a great signing in my opinion.

Finally, we did not address priority areas. We have no number 10 and no number 8.We didn't sign any. I was of the opinion that aouar was a more necessary signing than partey while being 5 years younger. Last year we did not have problems against big teams because we could defend deep and hit them on the counter. it was against the small teams that defend in a low block that we struggled to break down. partey was a necessary signing but aouar was more necessary one in my opinion.

to sum it up, this are just my opinions. It doesn't mean i know better. I am just a fan just like you. I hope I have answered your question to the best of my ability.

16.) 26 Oct 2020 23:37:39
Ed047, I left out partey purely because I feel like that is one of the worst negotiations I have ever seen. He is a good player but remember Arsenal eventually paid the full clause after refusing to pay it the whole summer.

There were hoping Atletico would budge but Atletico stood firm. In the end, we got desperate and paid the full release clause on the final day. If that is not poor strategy and negotiation tell me what it is. Atletico played us by turning Torreira's head and we gave them torrreira with a buy option. There is even no obligation to buy at the end. Atletico were the better negotiators here. We paid the full release clause for partey but they got torreira on loan with a buy option at 18m euros, way below the price we paid for him.

SY4 mate, i am talking about the Edu regime, not the mislintat/ raul regime. Mislintat did make some good signings especially leno, guendouzi etc. I am talking of Edu specifically. I don't feel like he is up to the job.

{Ed047's Note - ahh ok, personally I’m worried how we signed him, Atletico knew he had a release clause, we paid it. 🤷‍♂️

17.) 26 Oct 2020 22:54:40
I think we'd actually all love to hear your opinion, ed002, regardless of whether one or two will lambast it.
Seems we're all in the dark hence everyone jumping on random theories.

{Ed002's Note - You all need to move on.}

18.) 27 Oct 2020 09:26:01
Good point Punani.



23 Oct 2020 19:46:05
What's everyone's thoughts on Elneny partnering Partey as a solid CDM pairing.

I remember Gilberto singing Elneny's praises but I failed to see it but I'd value his opinion over mine all day long.

He said that told Elneny was the closest thing the Gunners currently have to him or Patrick Vieira. Not sure if that's a compliment as our midfield had no one but stil.

I would love to see a sold pairing like Petit and Vieira - that doesn't involve Matteo, Torriera, Granit, Dani or anyone really. Perhaps Elneny is the best of a bad bunch but I think there was more to his comment then they.

For me - Partey and AMN. Both tackle, both have pace, both strong and both young plus permanent players.

That could be the spine of a 4 4 2 or a midfield diamond with a creative gem in front of them.

62 - you like Dani ( loaned ) and Partey - I'm not a fan as Dani is not permanent, bit lite weight and just doesn't do it for me in a CDM pairing. Perhaps he could be the hardworking Parlour on the right and we have an extravagant luxury left winger like Overmars. I just don't think he's strong enough but would love some Friday pm banter!


1.) 23 Oct 2020 20:19:03
Hi SY for me Dani does put in a shift defensively and is creative offensively so I'd like to see a Dani Partey for two in the middle but of course we all know that no matter what we would personally choose is always a non starter because of the elephant in the room that is Xhaka. Xhaka has always been a certainty to play under Arsene Emery and Arteta.
I think Elneny has done well since his return but to be fair there were always plenty worse than Elneny well before he was loaned out.

2.) 23 Oct 2020 21:13:30
Gunner as I’ve said TP and GX just done score enough goals, that’s 2 players hardly scoring, PEA is so far out of it to get copious chances in a game, Pepe . say no more . It’s a difficult one mate but those two together could cause us issues.

3.) 23 Oct 2020 21:18:53
I agree Banbury mate, I wouldn't pick Xhaka myself but for all 3 of our managers he's numo uno on the team sheet.

4.) 24 Oct 2020 18:52:58
Think we will see Mikel’s first choice midfield in a 4 3 3 formation.

Granit, Partey and Dani - Partey just makes that look so much better.

Hopefully we see that and Tierney back as a left back in a back 4.



23 Oct 2020 12:08:29
Looking forward to seeing how this plays out and hopefully we get some truth


{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}

1.) 23 Oct 2020 12:15:08
How what plays out SY?
Are you doing a Banbury on us :-) ?

2.) 23 Oct 2020 13:08:13
I think Ed cut my post down - Ozil’s agent has grown a set and gone at the club as well as Arteta essentially saying tell the truth. He’s training and training well. There’s a lot more to it. camp Ozil are not happy with him not playing and not happy with the propaganda spouting out from the club.
The quotes were from the mirror online.

3.) 23 Oct 2020 14:13:59
Ah I see now mate thank you.
Well it seems we can forget all about the theory Mesut doesn't care and is happy just getting paid then.
He obviously does care and obviously does want to play.
The facts are Mesut played 10/ 10 games under Arteta before lock down, we know this for a fact because we witnessed it.
We also know for a fact that Mesut hasn't played since lock down ended.
So the question is what happened during lock down that has resulted in Arteta no being allowed to play Ozil?
I say not being allowed to play him because it's extremely difficult to believe that Arteta suddenly went from thinking Mesut should start every game to suddenly wanting frozen out of his squad completely off his own back for no apparent reason.

4.) 23 Oct 2020 16:00:22
Exactly and I really want the truth. Yes I can handle the truth 😂

Something is wrong with our club.

5.) 23 Oct 2020 17:37:58
I agree the footballing reasons doesn't add up to me, when you think back to the games pre lock down he wasn't terrible.

6.) 23 Oct 2020 17:44:26
What if the truth is Arteta found Emerys master plan in his desk draw during lock down and has decided to follow it.
Could you handle that truth? :-) .

7.) 23 Oct 2020 18:22:58
Hi Eden mate, even if he was awful (which he wasn't) it still wouldn't explain the drop ever present to complete banishment during a time when no football played.
It simply can't be football related.



22 Oct 2020 20:28:52
Leno trying his hardest to prove Mikel wrong and critics right that we sold the wrong keeper.


1.) 22 Oct 2020 21:18:22
All keepers make mistakes it part of their game, most importantly we won.




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23 Sep 2020 19:23:52
Apparently we’ve been told there’s no part exchange, Torriera is a loan and if you want Partey then it’s 45m or nothing. I feel we will put a bid in for £1 to test the nothing side of the argument.




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21 Sep 2020 09:54:16
No, but thank you for the reply. I just wanted to see who our top 3 or 4 CDM targets were still.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing will have changed.}



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20 Sep 2020 23:26:10
Hi Ed, what does the DM list look like now if you don’t mind me asking please

Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed. If there is a specific player, please ask.}



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12 Sep 2020 10:05:39
I would hate to see us sell at 15 to 20m and buy at around the 15mMark to leave little money for a decent CDM - unless Emi is being a big paid or could lose him for nothing soon but may be this is part of a huge master plan where all the small piles of millions at up to a squad changing signing. Surely the Brentford boy is under 10m.

Such a shame to lose Emi. Would rather sell Leno 💯 and Leno should attract interest. If not then have we down graded.




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09 Sep 2020 20:21:52
Fighters me at corners and crosses as well as organising the defence.





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28 Oct 2020 10:05:36
Happy with - Saka. PEA. Willian or Martinelli. PEA. Willian

Happy with 4 4 2 with Martinelli and PEA up front.

Be tempted to try - 4 4 2 with Pepe and PEA as think Pepe can only be better thru middle

I’d keep Eddie but never play him in middle over PEA.




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27 Oct 2020 18:53:07
Punani - thanks for all your replies and thoughts. Appreciate it.

Funny thing, I was reading what Wenger was saying about Saliba and young defenders. He said the same thing. You need to be brave and play them, you know they will cost you points but that’s how they learn and develop. Longterm the rewards exceed the short term pain. However, you need to be brave to make that csll.




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27 Oct 2020 16:41:02
Read this earlier - not pretty reading for a team that once showed the world how to play football. Now we can barely muster a shot on target.

Arsenal have averaged 8.8 shots per game in the English top-flight this season, only Newcastle (8.2) , West Brom (8.2) , and Crystal Palace (7.7) have averaged less.

Their eight goals is the joint-12th most – half the 16 goals of fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur – and only five teams have scored less.

These are the early stages of the season and it should be remembered the Gunners have played Liverpool and Manchester City.

However, they only managed six shots against Sheffield United and West Ham, meaning the bulk of the attempts came against City (11) , Fulham (13) , and Leicester (12) .
So, Arteta’s argument his players’ fatigue was behind their lack of creation was perhaps a little disingenuous, it’s been a problem in several games this season.

Xxx we need the press to start asking the boss proper questions pre and post game.

Why are you playing your top scorer out of position
Why do you constantly tinker your starting 11 yet seem incapable of adjusting your plan
If a coach earns his money at half time - what do you do in the break
Why do you still pxss around with the ball at the back
Why do you play the slowest version of counter attack football when you have so much pace up front

Come on press - ask some decent questions and put pressure on the guy.




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27 Oct 2020 13:14:00
Not sure Arteta gets it - “[Despite] how dominant we were, we lacked creativity in the final third and use a little bit, the spaces better to be little bit more dangerous towards the goal. ”

Who could have helped Boss. Guess he’s dropped for football reasons but we need him for footballing reasons 😂 😂 😂

Make your mind up

We lost the goal because we were tired. You’re right, it’s been a long season so far and because of the stern EL challenges we weren’t able to play our youth. you’ve made your bed boss.




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27 Oct 2020 11:28:30
Don’t think anyone can disagree with what you’ve said D16 - echo that

I’m sure I’ve argued eg Man City and sure Ed gave me some 💩 back but I’m sure I’ve never and will never be abusive or step over the line. I respect the Eds even 001 too much as well as the free site to do anything else