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21 Sep 2020 21:01:06
What are these Chelsea arsenal swap deal I been reading all about or is it paper talk.

Stephen bristow

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what the papers have all said Stephen. You will need to enlighten me.}

1.) 21 Sep 2020 23:23:17
I read possible Guendouzi Abraham swap! Probably Twatter nonsense COYG.

2.) 21 Sep 2020 23:29:23
Chelsea and Arsenal are swapping fans, Ed002. They get Arsenal Fan TV and Jeremy Corbyn, we get Justin Bieber, Jeremy Clarkson and 8m to be paid over 2 installments if they make 5 appearances for us.

3.) 22 Sep 2020 05:25:49
It didn't mention players Ed just said they are in talks about a swap deal didn't know if anyone knew anything.

{Ed047's Note - the stories I read Stephen were Kante for Guendouzi and if that isn’t just plain lazy journalism mate I don’t know what is.

The only things I look for in any transfer window are Wesley’s announcements mate, then you know for sure a players here.

4.) 22 Sep 2020 12:48:20
Maybe its Kronke for Abramovich!

5.) 22 Sep 2020 16:34:56
OK thanks ed.



13 Sep 2020 09:10:16
Have we really bid for the celtics striker and do we want to sell laccazette I like the guy and would rather keep him.

Stephen bristow

{Ed002's Note - I have explained this all before.}

1.) 13 Sep 2020 10:40:12
OK sorry Ed.

2.) 13 Sep 2020 10:55:00
If Laca was sold do we really need to replace him? Auba Eddie Martinelli plus Pepe Willian Saka Nelson are a lot of attacking options even without Laca.
The CB situation looks very well covered now too so for me it's the midfield that needs strengthening first and foremost with any money we raise from sales. Xhaka, Maitland Niles, Dani, Elneny, Smith Rowe looks a little short to me.

3.) 13 Sep 2020 13:07:35
I agree, he may not need replacing with the number of players we have ready to step in. Loved his performance against Fulham though, really gutsy. "In the trenches" the pundits call it.

4.) 13 Sep 2020 15:14:49
I disagree. The kids numbers are prolific and worth a shot. Look at what Villa just paid for Ollie Watkins. If he joins and only scores 10, we can sell him on for what we paid. There is no risk in the investment.



09 Sep 2020 13:24:17
I see Barcelona are going for Hector if we can get decent money for him I'd sell him I don't really rate him as a good rb to be fair and we have cover in them position and could use the cash for our midfield.

Stephen bristow

1.) 09 Sep 2020 13:52:38
Fully agree mate.

2.) 09 Sep 2020 15:45:54
Barcelona join PSG Juve Bayern as being interested in Hector? Are we absolutely sure there isn't something we are missing before we let him go? Surely the class of the chasing clubs must tell us something or should we simply ignore the obvious and just plough on as we always do?

3.) 09 Sep 2020 18:08:14
Agreed 69 they’re top quality clubs if he goes it has to be for top money which we use wisely.

4.) 09 Sep 2020 19:20:35
Hi 737 mate, if Bill Gates Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos suddenly start showing an interest in buying your house and offer you the market value without quibbling you'd be a fool to not wonder what they knew that you didn't and either reevaluate your asking price or even reconsider selling at all.
I know a lot of Arsenal fans don't rate Hector but surely the fact 4 of Europe's very top clubs want he is enough to make those Arsenal fans wonder what they've missed in Berlin?
If if was ever to happen that Barcelona PSG Bayern and Juve all started asking about Xhaka I'd certainly question my opinion about him.

5.) 09 Sep 2020 19:28:44
Big big mistake.

6.) 09 Sep 2020 20:59:02
So we let a player Possibly good enough to play for PSG and Barcelona go, and replace him with a player Southampton didn’t think was good enough and who let leave on a freebie? And this is supposed to help us get in the top 4 exactly?

7.) 09 Sep 2020 21:32:05
Exactly lads, can Barcelona Bayern PSG Juve really all be wrong about a player who we consider expendable? You wouldn't want to pitch Arsenal's logic on Dragons Den and hope to be considered as a good investment for a top 4 return would you?



07 Sep 2020 10:55:50
Any ideas
What the hold up is with auba new contract into why it has not been announced yet or are we trying to sell him.

Stephen bristow

1.) 07 Sep 2020 12:35:03
Still trying to spell his name correctly.

2.) 07 Sep 2020 13:17:53
I just prefer doing it shorter mate lol.

3.) 07 Sep 2020 15:29:37
You need to learn patience.

4.) 07 Sep 2020 22:26:57
Only asking not said I can't wait was just seeing if there was a hold up but thanks for the fees back.

5.) 08 Sep 2020 10:35:58
I think the hold-up is most likely that we thought we'd be able to sell the likes of Sokratis, Kolasinac and Chambers by now.

6.) 08 Sep 2020 12:25:41
Thing is. Martinez could be our gk for the long haul. What if Bayern come calling in 2/ 3 seasons for Leno after we sell Martinez. Being German would it have that pull that turned Sanes head. Neuer is getting older and they were linked with Leno I believe last January. Today you can’t put a price on loyalty. And by the sounds of it, Martinez is only interested in playing, not the money from playing. That’s a good attitude to me.

7.) 09 Sep 2020 10:45:51
5kywalker, just correcting your typo:

Patience to learn, you need.



04 Sep 2020 05:28:39
Please don't tell me the Felipe Anderson rumours are true a waste of money if they are.

Stephen bristow

{Ed002's Note - It seems doubtful unless Martinelli or Saka are leaving.}

1.) 04 Sep 2020 12:36:27
Thanks Ed I'm glad it ain't going to happen.




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12 Sep 2020 08:54:56
Does anyone think Willian will start today.

Stephen bristow

{Ed047's Note - I would say unlikely mate but I’ve been wrong plenty of times before 😂

1.) 12 Sep 2020 09:45:46
Is it Pepe or Willian? Or could he play both? Although there is Saka Laca and Eddie to consider too of course.

2.) 12 Sep 2020 11:38:46
I think he will start

If Lacazette doesn’t start I’d say he’s on the way out.

3.) 12 Sep 2020 12:44:08
Yes - with Pea and Laca . That’s what my sources say.



08 Sep 2020 19:14:51
Who do you think will be our starting 11 as it stands.

Stephen bristow

1.) 08 Sep 2020 19:25:11
Well the defence looks potentially stronger but all else is as it was Stephen, as it stands almost all progress will need to come on the training field rather than the transfer market, obviously still very much subject to change over the next 3 weeks.

2.) 08 Sep 2020 20:39:36
Will William start do you think.

3.) 08 Sep 2020 21:30:41
Oh I forgot about Willian Stephen mate, I'm very undecided about him as he can be blow really hot or really cold, but next to what we've seen of Pepe so far where he's occasionally fairly warm but quite often exceptionally chilly I guess that could be an improvement:-) .
Hard to find consistent wingers, always has been.

4.) 09 Sep 2020 12:46:14
I think it will be Emi, Saliba, Holding, Tierney, Bellerin, Ainsley, Xhaka, Elneny, Auba, Pepe and Laca for our opener against Fulham. Willian, Eddie and Saka coming off the bench.



01 Sep 2020 17:21:44
Finally welcome Gabriel now get auba signed up and it will be a great week.

Stephen bristow



26 Aug 2020 18:15:06
Where is this Gabriel then no sign of him signing.

Stephen bristow

1.) 26 Aug 2020 19:41:13
To be fair Stephen have we ever seen one photo or video of him at a UK airport or anywhere in England that's supports all click bait rumours from all the usual media false rumour suspects? I'm yet to see any reliable source make any claims of done deals let alone all stuff about Edu playing a blinder against all odds and Gabriel himself agreeing anything with anyone.
I'm not saying it's not going to happen only that not a single media report so far has yet to come true.

2.) 26 Aug 2020 19:42:46
Apparently he's had the same medical as Higuain, takes 3-5 years.

3.) 26 Aug 2020 20:04:54
Joke Chelsea got chillwell quicker then this guy has a medical.

4.) 26 Aug 2020 20:30:19
I thought we only passed around in the transfer window under Wenger. Low balled under Wenger, linked to every player but signed no one under Wenger and penny pinched under Wenger with no clear direction. may be it’s just Arsenal being Arsenal. In the 70s and 80s - cheap, signing players at the last minute to save a weeks wages. now the difference is Kia is the conductor.

5.) 26 Aug 2020 20:32:52
To be fair to Arsenal Stephen the clubs not actually said anything at all on Gabriel, it's all been 100% the media feeding people what they want to be true.

6.) 26 Aug 2020 20:57:51
He’s signing guys, relax.

7.) 26 Aug 2020 21:39:06
I can't until I see it dags we take the longest to sign players I swear.

8.) 27 Aug 2020 07:26:07
Why are you so uptight about a player you probably hadn’t heard of until 6 months ago?

9.) 27 Aug 2020 08:54:50
I'm not uptight mate it's just frustrating saying we've agreed a fee had a medical and nothing just don't get why our club take soong and I had heard of him as I watch the French league.

10.) 27 Aug 2020 09:39:42
For all the clubs faults and there are many of them but it's not Arsenal's fault that the fans fall for same old newspaper TV and social media false stories year after year. To the best of my knowledge the club has never said a word about they had signed Gabriel or he was having a medical or he was arriving in London this week it's all been media fantasy.
Last summer there was outrage that we only had a transfer budget of 40 million, again the club never once Said this but people were in uproar about our low budget because of yet more media totally invented false news.
Any anger about Gabriel transfer should be directed towards the media that lied all along not Arsenal who never said a word in the first place.

11.) 27 Aug 2020 10:16:19
I agree Gunner mate but to be fair, various reliable sources such as Fabrizio Romano and Ornstein have both stated 3 days ago that the player was in London having a medical and was about to sign a 5 year contract with his representatives.

They've also stated that he then has to go in to 14 day quarantine so is that holding up the photo shoots etc maybe? Personally I think Arsenal don't want to announce it because they like the whole PR/ media release stuff.

Rarely do we announce a signing without a special video and interviews released on their website and so on.

12.) 27 Aug 2020 10:56:41
That Romano has just said its all done and signed it's meant to be announced by end of the week.

13.) 27 Aug 2020 11:10:34
You may well be right Glen mate and i really hope you are but I can't help but think! Why so many words yet not one single photo to support those words, no pictures of Gabriel arriving at any airport or at London Colney either?
Romano did actually say the deal would be announced in Tuesday but obviously Tuesday came and went with no announcement.
The deal may well happen at some point this summer but the club are not to blame for what stories the media report or for what media fantasies the fans choose to fall for.
Personally I choose to question all the media stories before getting over excited or upset about them because when you think about it how many times have we sold Auba to United since he arrived :-) and how many players have mysteriously disappeared after going into the infamous London Colney triangle :-) .

14.) 27 Aug 2020 17:15:23
‘Everything is okay when both parties sign, ’ said Arteta when asked about the status of Gabriel’s transfer. ‘Sometimes that in the last stages isn’t easy but we are pretty positive we can do it.

15.) 27 Aug 2020 18:10:32
That sounds realistic Banbury mate and obviously Arteta is a very reliable source :-) . Ed002 said on the rumours page the deal will happen but international clearance and stuff needs to be sorted first.

16.) 27 Aug 2020 19:24:40
Maybe we are dragging it out to hopefully get some players out the door first?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the reason. Why is it so difficult to accept>}

17.) 27 Aug 2020 21:24:29
I haven't seen your explanation Ed. Otherwise I would have accepted it.



24 Aug 2020 14:52:15
Looks like niles is off to wolves shame as I rate him and think he is a good player I wish him all the best there.

Stephen bristow

1.) 24 Aug 2020 15:43:34
I'm a big fan Stephen, so sorry to hear this. I thought he was one we would keep.

2.) 24 Aug 2020 16:11:50
I don't like the way he has been utilised at Arsenal but that's the price you pay for being so versatile I guess. It's certainly not his fault neither is it a bad thing but he wants to play in central midfield and according to reports, the club don't see him as a long term CM at the club. Funnily enough though Wolves want a versatile player because of injuries to their full backs as well as needing to strengthen in the midfield. I'll be keeping an eye on him if he does move because I enjoy following the Arsenal academy players and I think it will be a great move for him personally.

3.) 24 Aug 2020 16:38:44
I agree Glen it's a brilliant move for the lad, he's obviously not in Mikels midfield thoughts unless injury makes it absolutely necessary so the lad needs to move to progress his Career or he will just stagnate and fade away. Wolves are an exciting prospect under Uno who look like they could possibly reach heights not seen at Wolves in a very long time.
Good progressive move for him and I wish the lad all the best and hope to see him in an England shirt one day.




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22 Sep 2020 16:34:56
OK thanks ed.

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22 Sep 2020 05:25:49
It didn't mention players Ed just said they are in talks about a swap deal didn't know if anyone knew anything.

Stephen bristow

{Ed047's Note - the stories I read Stephen were Kante for Guendouzi and if that isn’t just plain lazy journalism mate I don’t know what is.

The only things I look for in any transfer window are Wesley’s announcements mate, then you know for sure a players here.



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13 Sep 2020 10:40:12
OK sorry Ed.

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10 Sep 2020 16:15:25
Good don't need that stuff here I enjoy people like raver coming in with good fun banter but not people toxic towards the eds or others.

Stephen bristow

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10 Sep 2020 10:56:16
Hooe you don't take notice of people like that eds I hate to lose you all from this page again and it was horrible not having Ed 02 insight I appreciate all you do on this site thanks for the great work.

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19 Sep 2020 23:02:26
I thought xhaka played well don't know why people blame him all the time.

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14 Sep 2020 10:55:28
I'm sure your get in top 8
Again raver it's only one game but I would not of sacked poch for Jose in my opinion.

Stephen bristow



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14 Sep 2020 05:38:12
I glad they lost but I don't think many teams will find Everton easy to beat with the new midfield they have this season so you have to give Everton credit where it is due.

Stephen bristow



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09 Sep 2020 18:24:20
Meant does.

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09 Sep 2020 13:26:10
I have liked him the only thing I didn't was the Palace game but he has since moved on I hope he dies well and scores a few more as he has a great left foot on him.

Stephen bristow