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20 Oct 2021 19:33:05
Ed, are we looking to sell Balogun? Thought he was doing well and just signed a deal. Clearly Martinelli needs a run out and Balogun a chance to shine before we lose both.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal may well loan him out to get game time but the player is attrac ting interest and must think about his future.}

1.) 21 Oct 2021 00:44:23
Thank you - hope he gets a chance with us.

{Ed002's Note - Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah will be gone so there is a chance.}

2.) 30 Oct 2021 21:35:31
Bit late to this conversation Ed but I was wondering if there's any chance arsenal might offer lacazette a new deal. Or he might want to stay if that wasn't the issue. With the last few games seems he's coming back into the team more.

{Ed002's Note - He needs replacing.}

3.) 31 Oct 2021 08:44:58
Thanks for the reply Ed.

4.) 02 Nov 2021 15:15:44
Ed, do you rate Luka Jovic?

{Ed002's Note - Luka Jovic (S) there was the option to return to Eintract Frankfurt on a loan with an obligation to buy but it depended on selling Andre Silva and not replacing him - but they opted for the well thought of Rafael Borre. Milan have a sustained interest but have opted for a cheaper solution. Inter wanted to take him as cover but they have much preferred options - but don't rule them out. Was offered to West Ham but nothing came of it. A third party enquired on behalf of Arsenal but come the end of the summer window there was no space for him - could return for him as a Lacazette replacement, and that would not be a surprise. Roma were offered him but the coach turned him down. Real Madrid will offer him in part exchange for others or for sale. Everton could be open to discussions but I am not aware of an approach just yet.

5.) 02 Nov 2021 15:36:45
Thanks Ed.

Has anyone seen him play Is he any good?



21 Jul 2021 11:27:04
Ed, it's looking like we are pushing for Tammy Abraham for a loan / loan to buy agreement. Popping up on a few news stories. Is there any truth to this and you were less than complementary about his attitude but not sure outside of him throwing his toys out of his prom. is he a quality striker that would improve our front line and we just need to manage his ego? Is he worth that effort and are we genuinely looking at him. thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Tammy Abraham (S) Was asked to sign a contract extension but is being a bit of a prima donna and a bitch which the club won't tolerate so the club will let him leave in the summer. Potential option for Wolves and Aston Villa but both have preferred options. West Ham have a huge list of potential striker options and have repeatedly failed to resolve their issue - they may come in to play. Borussia Dortmund asked Chelsea about his availability but it seems unlikely even though they have missed out on their preferred option. Newcastle, Arsenal and Milan may provide a wildcard options but Milan has preferred targets. Is being offered around.}

1.) 21 Jul 2021 12:53:07
Thanks Ed. You clearly don’t like him as a professional but what about as a player on the pitch? I’m thinking Anelka was also a problem off the pitch especially with his brother blowing smoke up his ass. But I’d take another Anelka all day as he was special….

2.) 21 Jul 2021 13:37:23
Have Arsenal not had enough of signing players Chelsea deem to be surplus to requirements?

{Ed014's Note - I really hope so as TA is nowhere near good enough and can’t we just give them Willian back as defective goods!

3.) 21 Jul 2021 15:57:16
Would be an absolute ridiculous signing if it happens. I see nothing in Abraham to suggest he is good enough for any top 10 Premier League team.

4.) 22 Jul 2021 03:24:51
I'm surprised Villa aren't after him. Played for them before, fits their style, good backup for Watkins. If we sign him and drop Balogun and Gabi I will be fuming.

5.) 22 Jul 2021 01:55:55
ED, maybe you can educate me a little on why in your opinion Arsenal are supposedly linked with Ramsdale for more money than what we sold Martinez for. Kante has won 2 consecutive league titles with 2 clubs. Ramsdale has done the opposite and been relegated consecutively with 2 clubs. I’m so confused.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea which Ed you expect to reply. There is no link between Ramsdale and Martinez and I don't understand the comment about Kante.}

6.) 22 Jul 2021 10:04:40
Tammy is better than Watkins. Doesn't always look the most gracious, but he simply scores goals. You don't often find his combination of mobility, technique and build. He's hard for defenders to play against.

Kid is our (Chelsea's) top PL scorer over the past 2 seasons for a reason. If he plays he'll get goals. You guys would be lucky to have him. I'll be sad to see him go, but I like him and he deserves to move somewhere where he'll play.

7.) 22 Jul 2021 12:24:46
Thanks for your comments Jackson, really nice to read.

I will be happy if Tammy comes to us. We have lacked a really tall guy in our box since Giroud crossed the divide :) and he's a giant!

Good luck for the coming season :)

8.) 22 Jul 2021 11:40:13
Ed I think the fella above is saying why are arsenal selling one of the best keepers in the league for £20m and looking to buy a keeper who hasn’t proved themselves for £30m.

{Ed002's Note - Emi Martinez wanted first team football and wanted out of Arsenal. He had pretty much no chance of playing at Arsenal. Aaron Ramsdale is young and will be able to take over from Leno at some point.}

9.) 22 Jul 2021 14:16:01
Sorry, didn’t mean ask in form of a Riddle. I’m basically asking what your opinion is on Ramsdale as I think he’s pony and don’t understand the price tag linked with him. He was awful for Bournemouth and they got relegated. Same when he went to Sheffield. Confidence is built from the back and I strongly believe Shef huge dip in form was not having Henderson between the posts but instead having Ramsdale. He’s stats are awful. Villa’s season for example I bet wld have been a lot different if they had him in goal instead of Martinez.

{Ed002's Note - It is where the club have ended up after others have fallen away. Mat Ryan was not happy and opted out. Andre Onana looked a good choice but he has better options now. Kia wants Neto still.}

10.) 22 Jul 2021 14:21:28
Hopefully that answers ColdIce question then. Ed, would you be able to provide us with an update on Ramsdale in terms of us pushing for a deal?

{Ed002's Note - That is not a proper sentence. I have explained there is interest from Arsenal.}



19 Jul 2021 21:03:37
Hi Ed, is it true we have agreed terms with James Maddison? Why do clubs agree stuff with the player without agreement from the club? Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - I don’t know, sorry.}

1.) 19 Jul 2021 21:18:38
Ok - thanks Ed.

2.) 19 Jul 2021 21:48:59
Would love seeing arsenal get Maddison but i really doubt it'll happen. I think its just silly paper talk. Where has this money come from if we actually are getting Maddison? i'm sure I've read everywhere Arsenal can't afford big signings.

3.) 20 Jul 2021 02:06:46
Jaybo84 if we can’t afford big signings how have we got Ben white? For 50m and CM LB we so far spent around 75m so them who say we can’t afford to spend a lot how come we just got white for 50m.

4.) 20 Jul 2021 08:01:40
Mate read what i wrote. You've basically asked me the same question i just asked.

5.) 20 Jul 2021 09:50:05
I read that Stan has given Mikel a war chest with the proviso he has to buy under 25 year old players whose value will hopefully increase over time.
If true it seems to be working :)

6.) 20 Jul 2021 09:56:30
Hope this is true sally

Don’t want Maddison, he’s not that good.

7.) 20 Jul 2021 10:31:49
He is most definitely good enough. The issue is that he struggles to keep fit and that's certainly what we don't want, especially for a player with a fee of his size.

8.) 20 Jul 2021 12:42:35
Depends on fee and more importantly who we don`t buy if we spend big on him. Don`t sweat the fees and wages they`re ridiculous! He is good enough and could be a very good signing great on deadball situations too. Think he fell out over C.V. breach and dropped for fa cup final so wants away maybe. Prem ready and much prefer to MO ( yes SirWenger I realised it was Oedegaard not ozil just obviously a poor joke ) . Keep feeling relieved MO staying at Madrid, get Aouar and or Maddison! Liking the Aarons rumours rubber stamped by ED002 saying we are interested! Exciting times COYG.

9.) 21 Jul 2021 22:25:56
002 settled this ages ago, kroenke got his hands in his pockets, pay upfront make it back on the sales, o something along them lines, zing zing.



29 Jun 2021 22:59:10
Copy paste alert - some great news --

"It's not signed yet, but before Emile went on holiday this summer he had a verbal agreement ready with Arsenal, this is what I know. He's coming back from his holidays and to meet with Arsenal, complete some details and then sign the contract with Arsenal. From Smith Rowe's side he wants to stay at Arsenal, many times he's said he's living his dream with Arsenal, he wants to stay and Arsenal are so happy with him, so if someone wants to break the verbal agreement with Arsenal, they need to break the bank, "





07 Jun 2021 14:25:24
Ed, hope you are well. I'm reading that we may try to exchange Bellerin for Ramsey.
Any truth in this?
Scary due to Ramsey's current 400k per week wage as well as his injury history.



{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of it, sorry.}

1.) 07 Jun 2021 16:22:01
We should be looking to go forward into a new era not backwards.

2.) 07 Jun 2021 17:39:10
Agreed D16 and it wouldn’t be a two steps back to then facilitate 5 steps forward.




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09 Jan 2022 19:55:28
Well that was disappointing - hope the players enjoyed their Sunday evening stroll.

No leadership, no passion, no clue.


1.) 09 Jan 2022 20:10:11
It was awful but better than dropping 3pts next Sunday, after all top 4 is our priority.

The league cup is our only path silverware but all roads ultimately lead to the Europa conference, and no one wants that.

2.) 09 Jan 2022 21:09:34
The Cups are the only possible silverware and silverware is required to keep the likes of Saka… dropping out of the fa cup in such a way is just pathetic.

{Ed014's Note - they are not going to stay because we won the FA Cup SY, then need Champions League!

3.) 09 Jan 2022 21:24:11
True but qualifying and getting knocked out early won’t cut it early but surely medals count. Let’s be honest he will want a epl medal.

{Ed014's Note - to a degree SY but not Caraboa and FA cups, the Premier League and Champions league are really the ones that count.

I wouldn’t get too bent out of shape about getting knocked out of a cup this year.

4.) 09 Jan 2022 21:29:28
Saka’s performance was pretty pathetic if i'm honest, the team needs to take a big old look at its self after that display!

Yes he has carried us through some games over the past few years, but he will not look back on that performance fondly.

5.) 09 Jan 2022 21:48:56
Remember when we beat City and Chelsea in the FA Cup against the odds are couple of seasons back, that's the magic of the FA cup.

Today against Forest? That was also the magic of the cup.

No one has or should have a monopoly on the magic of the cup or the magic would be gone as quick as you can say abracadabra.

6.) 09 Jan 2022 22:11:41
I’ve taken your advice and i'm over it Ed.

Now I’m just frustrated at how ? we were and how the manager couldn’t get their head straight - never mind, at least we can co cent rate on a Top 4 finish without Europe or FACup distractions. We are ambitious. If we come 4th, it must be like winning a cup ?.

7.) 09 Jan 2022 22:34:24
No 62 mate it was Arsenal thinking they have won it before they stepped on the pitch

Completely different approach from last week v City

Nothing to do with cup magic.

8.) 09 Jan 2022 23:02:08
My point is Banbury mate if we can over come the odds and beat City and Chelsea are Forest not allowed to over come the odds too?

It's the cup, it happens, always has and fingers crossed it always will or there would be no point in the underdogs taking part.

9.) 09 Jan 2022 23:13:25
If everything team played to their full potential in every game.

The league cup final Manchester City v Liverpool FC

The FA Cup final Manchester City v Liverpool FC

Premier league table would read City played 38 won 36, Liverpool played 38 won 36.

What fun.

10.) 10 Jan 2022 08:05:32
This is one of the issues with going down the youth route with no experience. You could tell the team thought they could turn up and walk that game yesterday but hopefully they'll learn from it.
Fair play to Notts Forest. They thoroughly deserved the win. I mentioned in the chat that Spence at RB looks a quality player- wouldn't mind him as our cover in that position.

11.) 10 Jan 2022 09:55:24
I think when you make so many changes you are asking a lot collectively from so many players who have been playing regularly.

Apart from White the defence had to make it up as they went along, it's brilliant when the opposition pay you too much respect and roll over but Forest exploited our weaknesses brilliantly.

I still think top 4 and champions league football is what we all want most so not really that much damage done long term.

12.) 10 Jan 2022 12:41:57
Very true Gunner - but I want to compete in the tournament not just make up the numbers. I also want to feel our manager to manage the team so we can compete in the other cups at the same time. This will be even more important once in Europe as he will be forced to rotate players…. This is where the manager earns some of his / her stripes.

13.) 10 Jan 2022 14:58:57
I always think with youth/ squad players that it's better to send them out to attack the game and hopefully outscore the opposition than to ask them to play the patient, slow build-up type game for 90mins. I think it's very difficult to maintain composure with so many inexperienced players who are unfamiliar with playing the system and with each other. I'd have preferred to see us go all guns blazing, put on a show and worst case go out in a blaze of glory, rather than fizzle out like a burnt out sparkler.

14.) 10 Jan 2022 15:46:31
Hi SY of course more strength in depth is and will be needed even more if we ever get back into Europe, but one off cup games are and always have been fairly unpredictable by nature, even when all clubs played their best 11 in every round there were always upsets and giant killings mate.

Demanding your club wins or even has a long run in the FA cup is almost like demanding it doesn't rain on your long planned family BBQ mate, you can't always get what you want and both the weather and FA cup have the power to please or disappoint, sometimes you've just got to accept what comes with good grace, well you don't have to accept it but I've never found shouting at the rain made it stop or writing a strongly worded letter in the Times readers section made much difference either.

15.) 10 Jan 2022 20:56:36
True but good planning and adjusting plans can still save the day as well as ensuring you have enough meat and beer.



09 Jan 2022 11:58:43
So we have a few midfielders out and in need of reinforcements yet we let AMN go on loan. Think that's a clear message that we will add quality in CM and AMN is not in the boss's future plans. Very interesting.

So CM and a Striker in this window.

Perhaps Laca gets offered a 2 year deal with an option to extend and then he signs?

It seems like an age ago that Forrest were in the top league and now we are playing them and resting big names. Goes to show if you don't keep improving that anything can happen to anyone. They were back-to-back European Champions in 1979 and 1980. They went on an unbeaten run in the league for 42 games. That record stood for 1/ 4 of a century until another great team in red overtook them - who was that?

Good luck today boys and what a great way to raise awareness of Knife Crime by wearing an all white strip. That's amazing and a great way to get people thinking about the issue of knives in U. K. - well done AFC.


1.) 09 Jan 2022 12:06:11
Totally agree with the No More Red stance, shades of our old Arsenal ethics resurfacing, brilliant :)

2.) 09 Jan 2022 14:36:24
I never knew that's why they are wearing the white strip today, that's absolutely brilliant to hear ?????

Wow young people really do need a bit of help right now as because of modern technology they are more susceptible to manipulation than any generation that has been before them, we need to help them think for themselves and have the skills to identify and cope with those who corrupt their vulnerable young minds.



09 Jan 2022 10:26:24
Ed, how do I get a thumbs up to work and where are the avatars for most people as they seem to have gone / mine not updated.
Thanks for your help.


{Ed033's Note - You bought an Ape NFT did you? Is it up for sale for 1 million CRO? :)

The thumbs up works for me.

1.) 09 Jan 2022 11:42:56
Thanks Ed - no I wish I could afford to waste money that way lol.



04 Jan 2022 19:21:15
If the EFL first leg is postponed.
Will the league maintain the order - Home then away or just move the first leg so it's Away Home?


{Ed002's Note - They would look to switch the planned second leg to Anfield if it was to be postponed and if it is possible.}

1.) 04 Jan 2022 20:22:14
Thanks Ed - so maintain the order of the games if possible. Thank you.

These strange times bring new issues and appreciate the education.



03 Jan 2022 21:23:30
I know we don't want to sign oldies but we do need experience / leaders and an improved CM - with that said, would a central midfield of Wijnaldum and Partey be a good medium term solution?

Clearly I want Bissouma and I know a few like Ward-Prowse. Would have liked Declan Rice but we don't have the budget.


1.) 03 Jan 2022 22:44:04
I'd love us to go down the premier league proven route mate, the prices are higher but the risk is less and the commitment to success would be unquestionable.

My heart says they will my head is less convinced, but open to being won over.

2.) 03 Jan 2022 22:56:10
It’s Bissouma for me, otherwise stick with what we already have. He was back to his very best the other day, and would sit beautifully as the all action Dynamo in our midfield, both allowing Partey to get forward more, and covering Ode or ESR playing just in front. It’s funny how many fans can see that, and yet all the powers that be at our club can’t. We handed Brighton 50 mil for a player we didn’t really need ( although I am not complaining as White is also a good player) , but if your using a moneyball type solution, I can’t see any situation where it would have shown that paying 50m for White to replace Holding would gain us more points than paying 50m for Bissouma to replace Xhaka.

3.) 03 Jan 2022 23:09:07
Hi Epping, how's the wife mate?

4.) 03 Jan 2022 23:49:20
Very true Epping. I’d rather pay 60m for Bissouma rather than 50m for white based on our needs…hopefully White picks up and comes good. Needs the right partner next to him.

5.) 04 Jan 2022 21:09:25
Hey G62. She is doing OK thanks. Still in hospital and awaiting further tests, but feeling OK. Typically, they have now banned visitors so I can’t even see her. Saves me a 2 hour round trip though? ( I will ensure she doesn’t see that last comment! )

{Ed014's Note - great news Epping, do you get to watch what you want on the telly now too! ?

6.) 04 Jan 2022 22:26:31
That’s great news- hope she gets better soon. Keep us posted if possible especially as you’ve got 2 hours back ?.




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08 Jan 2022 10:54:22
What I heard from a few people is that we are tight and leave it to the last minute to save wages - that was from a number of years ago before wages exploded but if you have limited funds it makes a bit of sense.

Then if you heard Wenger, he would say he had to let clubs higher in the food chain eat first depending on the player.

My gut says it depends - we move fast when we can but clubs like to buy replacements so the chain can be longer just like buying a house, we negotiate from a low offer normally, we need to sell and agents are constantly trying to get better deals for players which adds time and more interested parties.

To be fair we have been quick at times plus we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.




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03 Jan 2022 00:03:47
Thanks for saying I’m a great poster - feel warm inside and happy that VM is all good as it’s great to see new posters as the site needs banter as well as Eds ?.




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30 Dec 2021 23:50:23
Thanks for more great info Ed. Much appreciated.




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30 Dec 2021 18:25:59
Sorry Sally - I wasn’t having a pop at you.

Ed I agree but not competing or winning does put your star players at risk more than if you are winning.


{Ed014's Note - absolutely SY and they’ll want action rather than words



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30 Dec 2021 16:32:36
Why wouldn’t he be interested…. top Manager, great supporters, play great football and chance to win stuff. To think he’s not interested or that they are not interested in Saka, you must have your head up your ass, …. I think he will give us a couple of years but he only stays if we start winning. This will hopefully be an eye opener for the owners and Arteta that you only keep diamonds if you continually invest, play great football, decent wages and most importantly WIN SHXT.





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01 Aug 2022 21:22:36
Gents, I’m so sorry for mentioning diversity. I enjoyed the game so much [ even being a ???????] and was not baiting anyone. I enjoy being educated and discussing topics. When i see the diversity in the men’s game and lack of diversity in the female game - it makes me ask the very healthy question. Clearly talent and workrate is the deciding factor. I thought it presented an opportunity to learn something. Thank you Mal and 62. ?❤️?.




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31 Jul 2022 20:58:26
Great result and super crowd.

I love the naivety if I can say that because it’s so lovely to see after the game - throwing the mic down to celebrate, dancing, manager interview - it’s so refreshing and honest.

Hopefully the game kicks on from here and some of the issues Wrighty brought up get resolved for the better of the women’s game.

The piece that stood out for the wrong reason was the lack of diversity in the team. Why are black women not making the starting 11? Is it an issue in the game at grass roots?

Well done Lionesses - enjoyed the win and loved how you celebrated. What a great finish for the first goal.




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29 Jul 2022 05:42:12
RIP Terry - lovely guy and great manager

Thoughts with his friends and family.




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23 Jul 2022 20:13:10
Are you still at the same place 62? Is the job going well and still as rewarding? Hope so.




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23 Jul 2022 20:01:30
All good Mal, Sussex and 62. I’m excited about the coming season - would be super excited if we signed a midfielder, a winger and Saka signed on the dotted line. Really really hoping the boss has the squad to meet our high expectations and he’s learned from the past few seasons. He seems intelligent but sometimes naive…. Hopefully experience addresses that and he delivers on the pitch. Jesus is a great upgrade on Lacazette while still offering work rate and link up play. Ode really stepped up last season and proved me 100% wrong which I am super happy about.

Hope everyone and their families are well and looking forward to the site in the new season ??.