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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.



01 Jul 2020 13:48:17
Great news about Saka extending his deal.

"It's Arsenal, you know. Come on, it's Arsenal! " He said. "The stadium is great, the fans are great, the club is great. Everything about this club is great. "

How many shirts will we see with his name on next year. COYG.


1.) 01 Jul 2020 15:55:12
None in the ground itself mate, well not as things stand anyway!
It really is brilliant news though, we needed that news.



31 May 2020 22:51:35
Did we really pay 8m for Luiz and put him on 5m wages for a 12m deal? For a club little money we really are stupid with our money ( Pepe for one) . At least he's gone if that's the case.




03 Feb 2020 16:00:03
Hi Ed, it sounds like Arsenal turned down the chance to sell Mesut Ozil despite Mikel backing the move.?

Is that true?

Why didn't it happen and why did they bid at the last minute.



{Ed002's Note - I don't know whether or not MA supported the move but Al Sadd's interest was very late in the day and that likely proved to be the issue. The proposed loan to another side was tentatively agrred before the window opened but also failed for onr reason or another. Arsenal really want him sold and not loaned. They will look to move him on in the summer.}

1.) 03 Feb 2020 20:39:18
Thanks Ed - frustrating an 11th hour offer comes in for a player we need to shift and we can’t close it out. If he’s not in the long term plans, don’t get why we didn’t cash in or why They waited so late to bid for MO10. Sounds like Lemar was an option for us. never mind at least we signed an injured left back and an unproven CD 😂😂

Quality window 😫.

2.) 04 Feb 2020 19:46:13
Or according to other outlets Artetta put a block to the move.
It's a shame we didn't break the bank in January and sign 3 or 4 household names at extortionate pilrices that could have helped us achieve 8th place this season:-) .
I suppose we will just have to settle for 10th place and use this season for Arteta to find out who he can and can't take forward into next season and beyond.




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01 Aug 2020 19:51:13
Well played boys - trophy is coming home and everyone is wearing #14

David Luiz - awesome today. Well played.

Martinez - my number 1 all day long.

PEA - MOTM, so special!

Ceballos- excellent, Holding- great, AMN - awesome, Granit after a silly early mistake - awesome and hats off to Arteta for turning him around, Pepe great, Tierney - magic

So many great performances - well played Boss

One more time - well played Luiz and PEA.


1.) 01 Aug 2020 20:00:02
Excellent performance Excellent result,

2.) 01 Aug 2020 20:05:08
well played Arsenal. Although I support Chelsea so glad for the lads on this site. Great bunch and fully deserved.

{Ed047's Note - thanks Sid

3.) 01 Aug 2020 20:13:22
Top man Sid, I'm sure you boys and Frank will have some good times together in the years ahead mate.



01 Aug 2020 16:45:27

Bellerin, Luiz, Holding, Tierney
Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Xhaka,
Pepe, Laca, Aubameyang

She wore, she wore,
She wore a yellow ribbon,
She wore a yellow ribbon in the merry month of May (August) .
And when, I asked, Oh why she wore her ribbon?
She said it's for The Arsenal and we're going to Wembley.
Wembley, Wembley.
We're the famous Arsenal and we're going to Wembley.

3 - 2 to the Gooners.




27 Jul 2020 11:56:35
Sorry to look backwards Ed but I was looking at team of the season (talksport) and read this -

McCoist, said: "I think Arsenal actually signed the wrong one; I think they should have signed Cahill from Chelsea instead of David Luiz. "

Why didn't we sign Cahill rather than Luiz?

We never signed Johnny Evans and never Cahill. what was the issue?


{Ed002's Note - It was exactly the same reason that Leon Legge didn't sign.}

1.) 27 Jul 2020 12:52:48
Sorry Ed - what was that reason. Too many CBs at the club? If Cahill was a freebie - couldn’t be signing fee, based on Luiz’s wage - it can’t be wages.

Thanks - sticking to football rather than FFP 😂.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal had no interest in the player.}

2.) 27 Jul 2020 13:09:24
If Luis had joined Palace organised defence and done well and Chahill joined the chaotic disorganised gunners defence and struggled would the same not be said in reverse?



26 Jul 2020 18:19:18
At least we won!

Martinez continues to show he's really our No 1 goalie for FA Cup and next season. When was the last time we had two decent goalies?

Tierney continues to show what a bargain he was but the defence and midfield continue to show our weaknesses. Our soft underbelly, like mine thanks to lockdown, needs a complete revamp.

Luiz continues to be Luiz and Break the record of most penalties given away in a season. Sign him up - oh wait.

PEA continues to show how important he is even if he only gives us goals. He scares defenders and always gives us hope. sign that contract!

Looking forward to next weekend:

She wore, she wore,

She wore a yellow ribbon,

She wore a yellow ribbon in the merry month of May.

And when, I asked, Oh why she wore her ribbon?

She said it's for The Arsenal and we're going to Wembley.

Wembley, Wembley,

We're the famous Arsenal and we're going to Wembley.



1.) 26 Jul 2020 18:35:53
Indeed SY4, we were pee poor at the back and midfield is non existent.

2.) 26 Jul 2020 19:25:42
The cup final is a brilliant way to end a way less than brilliant and best forgotten season.
After next Saturday it will be time to let this season go and start looking forward to next season where we and all our players get a clean slate to work from.
This seasons premier is now well and truly history and all clubs need to start work on making next season the best they can possibly make it be.

3.) 26 Jul 2020 23:18:45
Well, that’s the end of a strange, but ultimately disappointing season for us. What will next season be for us? Positives are some decent youngsters coming through, and hopefully a full season for Arteta to show what he Can achieve. Negatives are our set up, particularly in midfield. Yes we could do with an all signing all dancing midfielder to come in and replace Ceballos (and Torreira? ) , but we need to change our set up to actually have players around the ball throughout the pitch. at times this year we virtually go 4-2-4 which on paper looks attacking but ultimately just leaves forward players easiilly marked out the game by very happy defenders, leaving what midfield we have with no options other than to go backwards or ultimately forwards with a too straight ball to a forward facing the wrong way and now in a 50/ 50. We have found it so difficult to get the ball forward, Or just keep the ball, whilst also allowing teams much lower than us to get the ball in our half with absolute ease. That to me says you have the wrong shape and set up, and signing players won’t make any difference, we have to change our style.

4.) 27 Jul 2020 00:44:39
It's fair to say that after we were on course for a bottom-half finish and no cup run, with a very negative mood around the club, we are at least looking more like we have a manager with a plan again. Our executives are still hopeless but I'm glad to see the fans are being patient with Arteta.



26 Jul 2020 09:56:53
Who got mocked for saying this

"For me, there are five trophies. The first is to win the Premier League, the second is to win the Champions League, the third is to qualify for the Champions League, the fourth is to win the FA Cup and the fifth is to win the League Cup. "

Who ridiculed him for saying that and who is now saying this

"If you think it's bad to be fourth in the league, that's your opinion. "

May be 4th is a target after trying to win the league and above winning the League Cup. Perhaps the guy was talking sense but it's just not nice to hear - I'm sure we'd take finishing Top 4 and with the occasional challenge and exciting football next season £ beyond.


1.) 26 Jul 2020 10:22:54
What does the 4th place trophy look like? When is it presented? Who presents it? Where is it kept?

There for it doesn't exist anywhere but the mind of the of the dreamer who dreamt it up and those who want the dreamer to be happy.

For clubs like Manchester United Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea top 4 is a means to an end and is certainly not enough for a manager to live off indefinitely at those big clubs.
For those who see Arsenal in the same light as Manchester United Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea 4th place is not enough
But for those who see Arsenal in the same light as Wolves Leicester Sheffield United yes it's huge.

2.) 26 Jul 2020 15:10:13
He did say in this order ~

The first is to win the Premier League,
the second is to win the Champions League,
the third is to qualify for the Champions League

Seems a logical order to go into a season with goals - sure he put plenty FA Cups in the cupboard.

3.) 26 Jul 2020 16:08:15
Brilliant record for a bridesmaid club mate.

4.) 26 Jul 2020 16:47:50
We’re not even an evening only invite only guest mate - if and when we get an invite we will embarrass ourselves with our outfit and dance moves 😂😂

I was having a pop at José

When does the job start?

5.) 26 Jul 2020 19:02:53
Hi mate, makes sense it was Jose, what's the old saying " be nice ok the way up as it make it easier when your on the way down ". Just goes to show how those who were once supreme struggle to accept it when time inevitably catches up with them. According to BBC final score Jose celebrated Europa league qualification like he'd won the champions league, they said it was embarrassing to watch.
My DBS is finally back mate :-) but apparently the company don't get a copy themselves only a notice to say that I don't have a totally squeaky clean past so I just have to meet up my future manager next week and show her the certificate so she can see for herself and reassure her bosses I've not done anything to terrible in my past.
I had a really good chat with my new manager last Friday and she assured me she was evey bit as eager to start me as I am to get started, as they are struggling to keep up with the requests for help since lock down and need another pair of hands asap.

6.) 26 Jul 2020 20:11:02
He will lift the Europa league next season Mark my words boys, he took over spurs in 15th place and finished in the top 6 and above you lot who are supposed to be fantastic under arteta.

7.) 26 Jul 2020 21:30:26
Raver my good man does thou fancy a 5 bob wager that you yourself will be calling for Jose to go once again by November this very year? Just as thoust has done throughout 2020 thus far up until this momentous occasion in Spurs less than illustrious history todate?

8.) 26 Jul 2020 22:02:14
You know me too well gunner, I'm always up and down mate just think jose will win something at spurs mate.

9.) 26 Jul 2020 23:03:00
Does a big payoff when he's sacked count as winning something Raver mate :-)




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29 Jul 2020 19:28:33
Can we send him back and write off the deposit / install ent we paid?

Find something in the returns small print or distance selling regs or may be we were given incorrect info and citizens advice can help us return at no cost.




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21 Jul 2020 00:10:01
We used to play an extra man in midfield because we were weak.

We play 5 at the back - why? Weak CBs?

Saliba ✅
Luiz - one game doesn’t mean anything. Disaster waiting to happen
Holding ✅
Mari ✅
Mustafi - not reliable enough and we’ve already got one liability
Mavropanos ✅

Just hope Luiz doesn’t play 🤞

We need a proper CDM - yes. I like AMN over Torriera and still unsure about Danny Boy. In the right midfield he might be ok.

Would like a leader in CD so clear out some space for a Adams type leader - that’s not Luiz or any of our current crop.




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10 Jul 2020 23:47:01
Good luck on Monday and the phd! Exciting times and a nice bunch of people using the site

Hope everything works out!




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20 Jun 2020 19:01:36
I’d happily give AMN a Chance in midfield as long as his attitude is right. That’s where we must start - attitude.

He deserves a chance in his favoured position - a good run out.




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20 Jun 2020 18:51:03
That’s just stupid / I totally agree with Keown

Martin Keown has admitted he is concerned over Mikel Arteta's persistent backing of calamity defender David Luiz

Luiz's contract is due to expire at the end of this month, but Arsenal look set to tie him down to a one-year extension.

And Keown is in disbelief that Arteta is putting more faith in the player, who has struggled at the club since his signing by former boss Unai Emery.

"I would never have signed the player in the first place, " Keown told talkSPORT. "But he's there and he [Arteta]'s got to make the most of it.

But it is worrying that Arteta is backing a player who probably isn't quite good enough, I think there's no doubt about that. I don't want to humiliate the player further, we all have bad performances, but it's one after another. "





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04 Aug 2020 11:49:18
I really want the CDM and CD sorting out so we can address our shape and attacking options. The spine / foundation has to be right To stand any chance.

The other piece is the complete lack of leadership - vocally by our captains, CDs, and goalie. So I really want a strong leader in there who will shout and reorganise us at corners, free kicks and when full backs over commit.

But you said I could only add!

As we have Saliba Coming in and more centrebacks than anyone else in the league plus I think Emi is more vocal then Leno. I will opt for CDM as I still don’t think we are strong enough.

My one signing would be - Doucouré. Big, strong, defensive minded beast with EPL experience.




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02 Aug 2020 22:28:29
We probably do need to keep one of Luiz and Mustafi from an experience perspective unless we get an experienced epl CB. 🤞

CDM - Doucouré. EPL experience is a big plus.

CB - Tyrone Mings or Fabian Schar

You’re a big Laca fan?




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02 Aug 2020 20:16:40
Think Emi commands the box better and I feel safer at corners with him. He’s my number 1 fir next season although Leno has done no wrong. Love Emi’s passion for the game and what it means to h

Tierney and PEA are on my “first on the team sheet” list.

Pepe is improving, AMN is showing great signs, Ceballos ( yes I k

now) is winning me over but only if we get some steal in CDM. Happy with Cedric and Bellerin ( unless we get a ridiculous offer for him ) , Happy with Mavropanos, Holding, Mari, Saliba.

Happy to see leave - Mustafi, Luiz, Granit, Matteo, Torriera, Chambers and Laca

Must go - Papa (waited for every ball to bounce first yesterday - I wanted David back on ) . Miki, Ozil, Chambers and kola,

Really want - Commanding Leader CD, Beast of a CDM, if a Granit goes which I doubt then another CDM with passing range and a creative spark.



{Ed047's Note - So here’s my wish list, 3 priorities for me, 1st keep Aubameyang and Lacazette, 2nd get Ozil out of the club along with Guendouzi and the other guys on loan. 3rd try and get Dayot Upamecano whilst off loading Holding, Chambers and Papa.

I like our keepers and with money tight think we may have to run with our current 4 full backs.

So centre backs should be Luiz, Mari, Saliba, Mavropanos, Mustafi and Upamecano. I just want to hang on to the experience of Luiz and Mustafi.

Midfield I’m going to simply add Partey whilst keeping the rest, obviously with the exceptions of that knuckle head Guendouzi and the utter waste of space that is Ozil.

Up front we’re clearly good to go.

Arteta with a pre season, even though pretty short and just those two quality additions and let’s see what we can do.

Oh, I’m not by the way suggesting that we can win the league but the state we are in and lack of cash, it would at least be heading forward and maybe we can have a decent go at getting back into the top 4.

We have a great first game too, Liverpool in the Community Shield on August 29th, I think.



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01 Aug 2020 20:30:39
He gives us an edge. Offers so much more than Laca. That second goal was just special.

Without him we are Lower end of table and No chance in the cups. He offers us something so unique and special. We really need him to extend. But we can’t afford to carry anyone else in the side as he doesn’t work like Laca. So as Mikel says - we build a team around him 👍👍👍👍

Something we’ve missed - building a team around your strengths and talents while knowing your weaknesses.

Looking forward to seeing change. In the mean time - the FA Cup is coming home, it’s coming home.




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01 Aug 2020 20:18:16
The new norm is the old norm.