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19 Oct 2017 14:02:05
It seems were are linked yet again with Benzema. One hopes its nonsense.


1.) 20 Oct 2017 07:01:20
Seriously and no jibe intended, but what top player is going to come to your lot with all the uncertainty at the moment? Wenger short contract, Ozil possibly going, Sanchez leaving.

At least if Wenger had gone at the end of last season the rebuild would have already started.

2.) 20 Oct 2017 08:50:04
Can’t argue with that mate. Too much uncertainty at the club. I’d even had taken arsene rebuilding at the start of the season than this situation we are in.

3.) 20 Oct 2017 14:00:56
Raver wannabe 😂😂😂.

4.) 22 Oct 2017 20:11:08
so tell me again Jelfy, which British teams have won at the bernabeu in the Champions League. 2009 ring a bell. and no that wasn't the European cup. and don't rely on talk sport fella or Oddbod.

5.) 23 Oct 2017 16:36:09
Benzema a top player?



03 Jun 2016 20:36:16
It seems we have triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause. A steal at £20m. I wonder if Wenger really is going to open the chequebook. Vardy and Morata would be a statement of intent, no?


1.) 03 Jun 2016 20:44:33
Well, that what sky sports is saying but I still want morata too. Not too sure if vardy suits our game plan, saying that vardy still will be a great addition to any team.

2.) 03 Jun 2016 20:55:21
The release cluases aren't applicable in the premier league.

{Ed002's Note - Just to be clear - this is another misunderstanding about "clauses". I am not interested about going in to detail but you need to step back from worrying about "clauses" and "finances". I will say that there is interest in Vardy from Arsenal.}

3.) 03 Jun 2016 21:08:38
Thanks for coming back ed.

4.) 03 Jun 2016 21:20:26
Appreciate that Ed002.

5.) 03 Jun 2016 21:48:47
Thanks ed002.

6.) 03 Jun 2016 22:16:34
Welcome back Ed02

Not sure I want Vardy but if we sell Gibbs and Ox - we need some home grown talent.

7.) 03 Jun 2016 22:26:49
Lets hope this doesn't drag on all through the summer and is sorted quickly. No 20 mil and a pound offers. If he's our target then get him.

8.) 04 Jun 2016 11:12:05
Sounds positive from Stevie 😁.

9.) 04 Jun 2016 00:32:54
I am personally cautious about the Vardy interest. I'm not sure how he'd do in our system. Would much rather see us move for Lukaku.



29 Jul 2014 13:51:21
Arsenal will sign either Khedira, Pogba or Schneiderlin within a week according to some agent chappy I met in Clapham today. Could be nonsense, but he seemed fairly certain. He also mentioned potential bids for Carvalho and Costa. Arsenal have lots of fingers in lots of pies he reckons!


1.) No offence but sounds like he just said every name he could think of if there is enough s**t something has to stick

2.) How did you happen to bump into an agent and discuss transfers?



13 Jul 2014 17:35:36
Arsenal will sign Khedira once the WC is over, and Debuchy once NUFC source a replacement or Arsene makes a fuss. Along with a keeper, I suspect that will be our business this summer. The only possible addition will be Draxler, if he becomes available, and a few youth additions. Personally I would like Arsene to add another striker, as even with Sanchez, I fear we are a little short.


1.) A keeper, and maybe a center back will be added.

2.) I agree another striker and its remy all day long as he knows the league and he knows were the net is the type of player who comes on to score unless our fearless leader uses theo as a striker aswell but if vermalin leaves a cb and a left back monreal is poor and gibbs is injury prone



01 Sep 2013 13:18:41
Suarez rumours resurfacing. can't see it myself. The Benzema, Ozil and de Maria chatter appears to have gone quiet. Usually, there is quite a bit of talk in my part of NW London, but it's all quiet! Not sure if saying there are few rumours is actually a rumour at all! I cannot believe we will end this window with nothing of substance.


1.) There is a rumour floating about the crowd that another bid is going in for Suarez. wouldn't be too disappointed if we get him

2.) 01 Sep 2013 15:48:59
I know what you mean but Flamini and Sanogo have substance.




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14 Nov 2019 09:45:45
Reports this morning (and yesterday) that Torreira is less than happy at the Emirates. If true, and I wouldn't be surprised, its yet a further consequence of Emery's persistence with Xhaka, and the boards persistence with Emery.

I fear I am becoming a serial moaner where Arsenal are concerned. I never used to be like this, even in the 1970s.!


1.) 14 Nov 2019 19:27:14
We all loved what Torreira brought to the team immediately on his arrival but slowly tinkerman has played around with his game in order to accommodate Xhaka's inclusion.
I think if the decision is made on Emery shortly it will be possible to win Torreira and others back onside.



01 Sep 2019 17:13:35
Terrible, terrible first half so far. Played well enough, but errors once again costing us, Xhaka? How this eejit gets in an Arsenal shirt I will never know. Get the useless lump off in the second half.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 17:32:10
Lacasette showing why he should never be left out and Xhaka showing why he should never be included.
Some how for some reason Emery finds it so easy to drop Lacca but so difficult to leave out Xhaka.
It simply doesn't make any sense.

2.) 01 Sep 2019 17:56:39
Laca MVP.

3.) 01 Sep 2019 20:03:36
The whole Xhaka thing is just the strangest element in the line up and system changes - the guy just does not bring anything.

{Ed025's Note - except chaos UC..

4.) 01 Sep 2019 20:42:35
Indeed. :)



30 Jul 2019 12:35:53
Well, I am happy to be wrong. It seems that there is most definitely more in the pot than we (certainly I) imagined. If the signings of Pepe, Tierney, a centre half and possibly Khedira are realised, then the club have played the transfer window exceptionally well.

Who knows with all the money flying about we may have Zaha as well.

Now if, as Gunner62 says, we can play in a slightly different way, we may well have a season to look forward to.

Happy (ish) Urban.


1.) 30 Jul 2019 12:58:23
Are we in for Khedira I thought he was just watching Ozil.

2.) 30 Jul 2019 13:26:46
Apparently a free from Juventus who no longer need his talents. Could all be paper nonsense, but the story seems to be getting some traction.

3.) 30 Jul 2019 14:43:22
Things are definitely looking a lot brighter than this time last week Urban mate, with a change of philosophy at management level as there has obviously been at board level who knows what might be possible mate. Fingers eyes ears and toes crossed.

4.) 30 Jul 2019 16:45:31
People seem to forget that last week everyone was in the US doing promotions and friendlies, and a lot of players were still on a holiday. Makes it difficult to finalize deals. However the media still need to write stuff.



27 Jul 2019 12:48:39
{Ed002's Note - You can easily search to find the answer. Pepe will not be moving to Arsenal. }

Myriad reports from European outlets suggesting the opposite this morning.


{Ed047's Note - the comment was 2 days ago urban and things do change very quickly.

You may recall Spurs efforts to sign Willian a few years back until Chelsea stepped in at the last minute.

Let’s wait and see him in an Arsenal shirt.

1.) 27 Jul 2019 13:29:30
Totally ed, Football transfer are unpredictable these days and can change in the last minute, if pepe transfer go through will be a shock as no one saw that coming, we seemed to be after Zaha the whole time.
We can’t blame the eds if they didn’t see such deal will happen, they have links some where obviously but some transfer comes out of no where.
Keep up the good work eds.

{Ed047's Note - Much like when you’re going out with the other half Moe and she changes outfits every 2 minutes! 😁

2.) 27 Jul 2019 13:41:38
Ed mate, sorry but I think football is more predictable than my other half when it come to this 🤦🏻‍♂️.

{Ed047's Note - I feel for you then Moe, but I’d put money on it they all are! 🤣

3.) 27 Jul 2019 14:34:58
I feel for you guys, mine’s dead easy she wears the same outfit every day.

The only issue is i have to keep inflating her every couple of days.

I guess i’m just one of the lucky ones!

{Ed047's Note - did you mean to say that out loud TPG? Haha

4.) 27 Jul 2019 14:44:27
You can get pretty dresses for them these days, TPG. A friend told me.

{Ed001's Note - oh come on Sharpey, you can't expect us to believe that! There is no way you have a friend....}

5.) 27 Jul 2019 17:45:50
Mines got eagle eyes and doesn't miss a trick but not so clever in the gripping hands department:- (.



24 Jul 2019 10:32:47
I would like to be wrong, but all our transfer (non) activity is a combination of hearsay and whispers that never come to anything. Tierney, three bids, none close to what Celtic want. Soares, in the news, not in the news, bid made, bid not made, now nothing. Zaha, paltry 40m offered for a player (over) valued at twice that amount. Saliba, looks like happening, but we won't see him for a year, and Ceballos, possibly a year long loan, no option to buy, no first option to buy.

Now, I know much of this is paper talk, but I can't be alone in thinking that other clubs generate paper gossip that comes to something. Ours is just one false dawn after another.

But the main issue, one which I suspect focusses most of our minds, is that in all the speculation, the position that most needs sorting out is barely mentioned. Are we really going to drift into next season with the same combination of failures at the back.

I try to be positive, but it's getting very difficult to see any future success at Arsenal.



1.) 24 Jul 2019 10:45:34
It doesn't look good right now UC mate but two things, the window isn't closed and we still always have the option to train our defence to operate as an effective unit whicb is something Arsene never thought of doing and Emery so far hasn't either.
I'm still stunned that we could find someone to replace Arsene who was as reluctant as him to see our most obvious weakness and address it.
It would seem to me to be by far the easiest way to make a huge difference at very little expense.

2.) 24 Jul 2019 11:35:24
62 - agreed. Emery also asking for patience. I can’t believe we have such a small budget yet we are skirtchasing Zaha at 80m - buy some bloody defenders. He’s even come out to stress it’s important w attack. For 💩💩💩 sake, it’s important we learn that conceding 3 goals makes it hard. Not training the defence puts pressure on the team and means the opposition always think they can score.

Get training the team and get buying players to sort out our defence - I am sure Danny can be replaced by our youth.

So frustrating and unbelievable - how will the defence settle if we don’t have it yet.

3.) 24 Jul 2019 12:39:45
Our disregard for the importance of defending and defending well as a team will once again be our undoing this season SY, City may spend but all their players rave about how they have improved as individuals under Pep and that doesn't come in their contracts that's achieved on the training field day after day with Pep and his players all working together and learning from and about each other as 197 points out of 228 shows very clearly.
Money can buy you players but it can't buy you a team or success that has to be achieved from heard work and training that the players both enjoy and believe will pay off on the pitch come match days.

4.) 24 Jul 2019 12:58:35
I hear you Gunner, and I find myself avoiding work and scanning the rumour mill each day. I hope there is some movement in the next weeks. It has just crossed my mind that a specialist defensive coach would be as good as a signing! Wouldn't it be good to see Keown or Adams drilling the back four.?

5.) 24 Jul 2019 13:28:40
Its so obvious that we need to sort out our defensive record before we even think about the attacking front. Yes we our strikers had a dry period during the season but our defence didn’t help by still conceding the same.
Now Emery came out and said we need to improve our defensive game so let's see how he plans to do so because from what I’ve seen in the preseason games its been absolutely the same tactics.

6.) 24 Jul 2019 14:30:51
Absolutely lads, we've tried being so good going forward it makes up for us being rubbish at the back buy it's time now to realise in today's game more than ever before you need to be the complete package up top in the middle and very much at the back as all are vital to the end result.
With so much coverage and technology opposing teams teams know and work on your every weakness looking to expose them at every opportunity, if start working on own weakness our strengths will look after themselves.

7.) 24 Jul 2019 15:12:24
G62, I agree with you. I like a good backside too.

8.) 24 Jul 2019 15:33:44
Mate a gorgeous rear is a beautiful thing indeed, they come in all shapes and sizes but every now and then you catch a glimpse of perfection and they live long in the memory:-) .
A bit like the Barcelona team that made United look like Accrington Stanley in the champions league final 2009, difficult to forget but an extremely pleasant memory to be stuck with :-)

9.) 24 Jul 2019 20:25:53
A backside that can be penetrated by anyone and at any given time and as often as they like with limited effort is not a position of strength.

10.) 24 Jul 2019 20:45:37
That's not a nice thought SY mate :- ( and definitely an image I will be trying to get rid of as quickly as possible, much like an Arsenal visit to Anfield, the less said the betrer me thinketh.

11.) 25 Jul 2019 00:16:11
SY mate stop talking about Mustafi 😝.




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11 Nov 2019 09:58:15
Icy, you are so right. It was embarrassing watching us play what amounted to a back five against a side with a lone striker. And Gunner, spot on about identity, we don't have one at all. We even had one under Graham, albeit based on grinding opponents down and a very flat back four with their hands up every five minutes. I watched Liverpool yesterday afternoon, and even with some (one) lucky breaks, they looked every bit the finished article where we look pedestrian. The worst of it is, our front three/ four are the measure of anything Liverpool have got. But the rest is disorganised, poorly deployed, and yes, lacking any kind of identity.

The papers (I know) are this morning reporting the boards confidence in Emery. If true, I'm not surprised. Of course, we don't want a trigger happy board, but one season, and a third of this one, is enough to know. It could be a long frustrating season.




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10 Nov 2019 14:02:13
If the board have not been actively, or even furtively, seeking a replacement, the chances are that Emery will not be going anytime soon. This board has a track record of dithering in all its dealings, so I don't expect a decisive mindset to overtake them now.

I won't be surprised if Emery is still there at the end of the season, as bizarre as that sounds.




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10 Nov 2019 13:24:20
As usual, nothing to disagree with from G62. I have little faith in the board to act decisively. They have a history of dithering and fiddling while the team burns on the pitch. As you said elsewhere, the only language they understand is empty terracing. I would rather listen to us lose on the radio, than freeze my arse off sitting at the Emirates.

I would love to be wrong, but those hoping for a sacking on Monday. I wouldn't hold my breath.




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31 Oct 2019 11:53:11
I'm not sure about Eddie Howe, but we don't really know what he is capable of at a bigger club with better players. He can't be any worse than Emery surely; we gave him a job?




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31 Oct 2019 11:47:43
The fact that Emery is in a weak position, esp. in the minds of fans, it's no surprise that every Tom Tick and Harry will be linked with us. Mourinho just happens to be a free agent at the moment which makes it an inevitability he will be highlighted. Don't be surprised to see Allegri and Rodgers, amongst others flagged up in the coming weeks, if fortunes do not change.

I usually would not expect Arsenal to get rid of Emery until the end of the season, it's not been the clubs DNA to do that unless corruption/ illegality is implied. Having said that, I would not be surprised if the genetic make up at the club has sufficiently changed to see a swifter exit. I can't see this happening if there is no obvious replacement.

Two years ago I would have baulked at the idea of Mourinho, but I fear I could be persuaded in the midst of the defensive and organisational chaos in the team.

Strange times.





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14 Nov 2019 15:06:49
Good post, and resonates with what we have been seeing. It might also explain the reticence of the board in getting rid of Emery - nobody of note wants the job. If this is so, they need to sort it out sharpish.




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09 Nov 2019 19:04:03
The result however looks just as predictable. How long before Emery goes.




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23 Sep 2019 20:53:50
I am struggling to find a reason to disagree with G62. I too am deeply uninspired. The reality is, I think, that unless we start slipping down the table (not unlikely) there will be little compunction for the board to act - not that finding a capable replacement will be easy. After watching our defensive blunders, I am for the first time seeing the virtue in Simeone.!




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15 Sep 2019 18:37:43
Yep, the kind of ice cream van that only has unbranded rubbish lollies . Absolutely shocking performance, tactics directly responsible for at least one goal, sloppy defending and bad decisions for the second. We were lucky to get a point.




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01 Sep 2019 20:42:35
Indeed. :)