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05 Oct 2020 13:52:28
Arsenal make late move to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. Contacted 27yo camp expressing intention to pay clause. #AFC making all necessary arrangements (medical in Spain etc) + optimistic

@David ornstein
@ Charles watt

May it happen lads coyg.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 15:57:33
Fingers crossed for this.



04 Oct 2020 11:35:20
Hey Eds any chance of Boubakary Soumaré coming to arsenal?

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - UNlikely, I would not think so - there are talks going on with another club and a couple of other offers on the table.}

1.) 04 Oct 2020 11:48:00
Thanks for the quick response Ed.

2.) 04 Oct 2020 17:54:36
Are we expecting anyone else coming in now ed or is it going to be quiet last few days.



03 Sep 2020 08:08:03
Question for the Ed's, what could be classed as a good summer for us outgoing wise in order to try and repair last years overspending? Sorry ed002 I know you don't like talking money.

Also a side question: Would Ozil perhaps joining one of the Middle Eastern teams help

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - A good summer would be moving on Mesut Oezil, Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Guendouzi. The offers for Oezil from the Middle East do not seem to be of interest to him.}

1.) 03 Sep 2020 08:45:39
Ed are arsenal struggling to offload Guendouzi? It seems that a month a ago Villareal were going to take him but everything has gone quiet. Perhaps Lyon?

{Ed002's Note - Yes they are struggling.}

2.) 03 Sep 2020 09:00:29
I think this one will drag on towards the end of the window. I'm sure there will be a few cut price offers that Arsenal will seriously have to consider if they want to recoup funds or bring in more players if they don't beforehand.

{Ed047's Note - considering how good Guendouzi believes he is and that he needs to be playing at a higher level I’m amazed he wasn’t snapped up on the first day of the window. 🤦‍♂️

It’s not often a player who believes he’s that good becomes available, I think a lot of big big clubs missed a trick here.

3.) 03 Sep 2020 09:13:54
Thanks Ed.

4.) 03 Sep 2020 10:12:16
My thoughts exactly Ed047 and I've said the same about him since Ed002 told us his thoughts. Part of me wants there to be no interest in him whatsoever as a reality check and then maybe he'll change his attitude because he's certainly got talent. However, if we can a good fee for him then of course we should sell him. He needs to realise that he needs to earn his place in any side at any level of football.

{Ed047's Note - 100% mate, he’s backed himself into a corner and at this moment it looks like he has nowhere to go.

Arteta has said everyone starts with a new slate this season but I don’t hold much credence in that mate.

We’re once again on the cusp of sorting ourselves out but will we finally do it.

5.) 03 Sep 2020 10:27:37
I'm genuinely surprised by the lack of interest in Guendozi, but given there is an undoubted lack of interest from potential takers and both club and player are determined to part company with each other I wouldn't be holding my breath on getting any decent money for him.
Could he be yet another Arsenal give away just to get him off our books?

6.) 03 Sep 2020 10:32:10
I said it on here 7 weeks ago.
Gwendozey is not 30% as good as he thinks he is.
The only part of his game that can be rated above average us his ability to get between man and ball and draw soft fouls.
He is below average at heading, tackling, making key passes, tactically positioning, shooting, drawing players out of position or making incisive moves in the ball. the list goes on.
Fans on social media might believe the hype but football clubs with proper scouts and managers are aware of his many shortcomings.
He’s worth €15M at a push.

{Ed047's Note - glad I’m not the only one thinking that Shambles.

7.) 03 Sep 2020 12:02:17
The problem isn't Guendouzi the footballer but Guendouzi the man..or to be more accurate Guendouzi the boy. However, don't give up on him, he's young and may learn, in which case he could be a very good player for Arsenal. Time will tell!

8.) 03 Sep 2020 12:55:37
I think he will be a very good player mokey, Just not for Arsenal.
He's burned his bridges at Arsenal and it's time to move on, maybe the lack of interest in him may do his personal development some good longterm. In my opinion he has abilty and anyone who's seen him on the sidelines when a sub can see his passion for the game but he needs guiding that's for sure.

9.) 03 Sep 2020 15:35:00
I remember when he had a good game for arsenal againts the spuds half of you said he’s a future arsenal captain, now he’s because he wants to leave, Hahahah you lot make me laugh,

10.) 03 Sep 2020 16:10:46
Your far to gracious Welsh mate, you really need to toughen up and stop keeping thinking the best of people :-)

11.) 03 Sep 2020 17:42:30
Welsh, that was before he grabbed Maupay by the throat, threw a paddy because Arteta disciplined him and that stated that his level of football is above that of the club. Come on mate.

12.) 04 Sep 2020 00:21:20
When we were struggling under Emery, Guendouzi genuinely did look like a future Arsenal captain. Big mouth on him but he was always positive with the ball and speaking up for his teammates when many others seemed to have given up. Changing your opinion based on the terrible way he's acted since and the way he hasn't added to his game as so many others have under Arteta is just reflecting reality.

13.) 04 Sep 2020 09:38:31
I think the lad needs a massive attitude change but there is raw talent there. To early to say will be one of the best but he will be a good player if he’s willing to listen to the coaching team.
Unless it was a nice offer that would contribute greatly towards getting a key midfield target then I wouldn’t move him on. Maybe loan for a year or clean slate, see if he wants to play for us.
Remember there was a time everyone wanted Xhaka head as there was no way back for him.

14.) 04 Sep 2020 09:51:08
Changing your opinion about something or someone baaed on how people and situations have change is surely the sensible grown up thing to do rather than sticking to your original comment out of stubbornness.

15.) 04 Sep 2020 09:56:54
I thought he was ok nothing special it takes more than one game for me, same as amn I don’t see all the hype yes he can play in a few areas but that’s it, as I said he won’t start in midfield for any of the top 8 maybe 10.

16.) 04 Sep 2020 11:04:47
Yeah but some people seem to take greet pleasure in calling other people out on the things they predicted and got wrong and seem to have a problem letting them go but somehow they aren't so forthcoming in mentioning their own false claims and mistakes from the past, takes all sorts I guess.




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23 Oct 2020 22:24:09
Some very good points below IMO

European football expert Guillem Balague:

"I find the suggestion that Ozil has been moved aside for his political stance an intentional distraction and very convenient. He has played and has been called up since he made his comments on China and the Uighur Muslims. You have to look at the bigger picture [in footballing terms].

"Why have the last two managers struggled to find a way to fit him in? He is talented, no doubt, but talent is not enough in the elite.

"You have to be committed, interested, follow instructions on the pitch, work hard in training and in the games, with and without the ball, have faith in the group and in the leader. all that is necessary.

"It is very easy to influence Arsenal fans by suggesting there is a hidden agenda here, but why would two managers go against doing the best for their own teams by leaving Ozil out?

"Would it be by any chance that they needed to bring some standards which Ozil did not match? I have the impression Ozil should look at the mirror himself and be honest with what he sees.

"Ozil is not able to impact games on a regular basis and now the manager feels that it is best for the group to leave him out of the Premier League and Europa League squad. ".


1.) 23 Oct 2020 23:37:31
Some fair opinions Shag mate but no matter if we agree or disagree that Mesut should be playing in the starting 11 or even match day 18, not to even be included in Europa or premier?
I find that very very difficult to think is anything but victimisation by the club for whatever reason the club sees fit to victimise Mesut Ozil.
I genuinely think it would be real struggle to get an independent tribunal to accept the club is not personally discriminating against Ozil.
Last I heard the Mesut still held the premier league record for assist per minute played but regardless I don't think there is any question at all that Mesut Ozil is amongst Arsenal's best 30 current players.
While those currently running Arsenal football club have during the last 12 months earned themselves reputation for treating others in any way they wish to.

2.) 24 Oct 2020 00:18:53
Dry interesting - yes.

Enough to banish him from ever playing or to drop him?

What changed since C.V. and why has his agent who is probably closer spoken out so loudly and Ed said it’s Edu?

3.) 24 Oct 2020 01:00:57
What's more valuable to the business?
Ozil, or the Chinese market?

If you want to tell me ozil and Mikel had a fight, and it's about getting the squad to respect the manager then I'd probably believe it. Ozil is fantastic, must be a big influence on the squad.
If you want to tell me he's lazy and can't be in the first 11, fair enough that's a respectable opinion.

But omitted from the squad for footballing reasons? Our best player is not good enough? Has anyone seen our squad? It's absurd and they are treating him and us like mugs.

4.) 24 Oct 2020 12:47:26
I think fans would accept it far more if the club which has been run like a business more and more came out and said that. At least we could make sense of it.

I’ve read snippets from Wenger’s book and it certainly sounds like the board puts the manager in difficult positions without explaining why and even leaks unhelpful statements that really puts more focus on the manager than should be. Eg if we have limited funds then don’t say Wenger can sign whoever he wants.

It makes it look like he’s the tight-ass. that’s not fair. If this is the same again, the board must learn or fans give the manager the heat.

You would have thought they could take less drastic action repot keep China happy.

Hope we get to know the truth as it speaks volumes about how the club is run.

5.) 24 Oct 2020 14:25:25
It's not always possible to know the truth mate but I think it's important to recognise when someone is obviously selling you a fabricated fairytale as the truth.
The less you trust something or someone the more difficult is to get behind them.



05 Oct 2020 19:35:44
It's Nearly Partey Time

Release clause has been activated!




05 Oct 2020 13:40:14
Hey Ed's, is there a hypothetical scenario where we could possibly cash in on lacazette and activate parteys release clause or is this me clutching at the last remaining straws lol

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Who is going to be buying Lacazette today?}

1.) 05 Oct 2020 13:59:16

2.) 05 Oct 2020 15:12:14
Why would we want to get rid of our striker.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 15:18:06
Looks like we're activating it anyway, Shaq!



29 Sep 2020 07:05:07
Would love Auoar but looking at fabinho last night shows how much we need a partey type player, someone mobile and physical sitting right in the middle.




29 Sep 2020 07:00:09
Think we missed the presence and physicality of gabriel last night.
Maitland-niles should of been right wing back with Gabriel the left cb and Tierney left wing back and ceballos should of started instead of elneny but onto the next coyg.





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05 Oct 2020 19:34:12
Thanks Ed for all your hard work and tolerance.


{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}



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04 Oct 2020 11:48:00
Thanks for the quick response Ed.




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10 Sep 2020 07:29:38
Without the EDs there's no page period!




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10 Sep 2020 07:28:42
Stiv come on mate 😑😑😑 That even pissed me off.




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03 Sep 2020 09:13:54
Thanks Ed.





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06 Oct 2020 15:37:08
Wasn’t we too nice with Wenger though Ed?


{Ed002's Note - In the gutter now.}



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05 Oct 2020 22:09:41
AMN, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney
Xhaka, ceballos, partey
Pepe, auba, saka.




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05 Oct 2020 07:37:04
Love it Ed 🤣😂🤣😂.


{Ed001's Note - glad you did because I think that is the least I have ever enjoyed a Liverpool game and I was going during the Souness era!}



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30 Sep 2020 22:52:01
At least wait until the end of the season before you judge the man is all I’m saying.

Klopp wasn’t no miracle worker with Liverpool overnight, neither was pep with city in my opinion, the message came across wrong mate.




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30 Sep 2020 15:57:47
Half a season come on mate get real.