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14 Feb 2020 23:13:18
Hi Ed's

What's the situation with Saka contract talk and is Arsenal actually looking at Samuel Chukwueze? Excuse me if you have already discussed this.

Didn't anyone fancy the winter break? I must say it was good to tune out for awhile or maybe it's because of where we are in the table why I welcomed it 😁?


{Ed002's Note - Certainly Samuel Chukwueze was considered by Arsenal - but they blew their funds the didn't have on Pepe who plays in the same position.}

1.) 15 Feb 2020 12:44:06
There is no agreement with Saka who may be knows of the interest of Bayern Munich.}

2.) 16 Feb 2020 00:22:55
Thanks Ed if that’s the case can you or do you know what is the club’s option for his position? I see it as his as there’s no better player at the moment. Auba plays there but it’s not is natural position and he’s not the future.

A lot of people are liking Saka so it’s a big call for the club if they choose to let him loose.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Arsenal looking at a Saka replacement at this time.}

3.) 18 Feb 2020 01:40:58
Any truth in Arteta considering moving Tieney on ED?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware nut there will be interest from Leicester if Chilwell were to leave.}




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11 Jan 2020 23:47:41
Aubameyang red card and three games out will give us an idea of who MA has confidence in albeit rotation of injuries to.


1.) 12 Jan 2020 04:25:08
Its going to be a big oppurtunity for Martinelli and I bet he takes it by the horns.

2.) 12 Jan 2020 07:39:46
Being without Aubameyang for 3 matches will be tough. Of course Lacazette will continue up top and we have cover in exceptional youngster Martinelli, who can play centrally and wide. Saka can come in on the left as well. Should we now keep Nketiah at the club, opposed to loaning him out? With long term injuries to Chambers and Tierney, a 3 match ban for PEA and possibly a few matches off injured for Torreira, our squad will be stretched. I hope we bring in a player or two during the window, but it’s not a simple task during this window and finances seem limited, although the same was said last summer!

3.) 12 Jan 2020 09:34:42
Auba is a quality player but all teams have to play without their best players at times and although it's a disappointment it's also a fantastic opportunity to see how Lacasette and Martinelli partnership works out, I would definitely keep Eddie as I think working with Mikel on the training ground for the next 5 months even if he doesn't play much will do him a lot of good.



06 Jan 2020 21:25:07
All game Holding has been slow and casual in passing the ball . why? He's defending ok but come on move the ball with intent.


{Ed047's Note - he’s rusty so isn’t really up to speed

1.) 06 Jan 2020 21:34:03
His passing has been as bad as Xhaka’s tackling.

{Ed047's Note - he’s dropped us in it numerous times

2.) 06 Jan 2020 21:36:22
Martinelli’s touch is amazing at times.

{Ed047's Note - really like him, he’s going to be a big plus for us

3.) 06 Jan 2020 21:43:47
Matteo just tries to much hence he shouldn’t be in our starting 11 yet

Xhaka won’t make you eat humble pie - thinks too slow.

{Ed047's Note - can’t argue with that and I think you may be right with Xhaka! 😅

4.) 06 Jan 2020 22:00:14
After such a serious injury and a long time out patience is needed with Holding. He improved in the second half.

5.) 06 Jan 2020 22:01:23
Credit to the boss he must've given them some proper talk at half time. Agree with you ed about holding tho and oh my xhaka gets away with so much hahah. Love that kid martinelli he is going to be something.

{Ed047's Note - Nelson said in his post match interview that Arteta had done a fair bit of shouting at half time, it worked!

No idea how he avoids bookings! 🤷‍♂️

6.) 06 Jan 2020 22:09:10
Loved Xhaka tonight. So funny, he should have been booked 4 times and kept winning dodgy free kicks. He worked hard.

7.) 06 Jan 2020 22:09:19
Xhaka rode his luck at times, but we need that sort of action. It’s been done against us too many a times latest being Jorginho and Chelsea.

Don’t think Lacazette is captain material. So, if he makes it beyond the January transfer window it’s back to Xhaka for me. The captain should be a certain pick with a long term future at the club, at least for the duration of the manager’s term.

{Ed047's Note - I like Aubameyang as Captain because he then plays by example and works his socks off

8.) 06 Jan 2020 22:27:26
Yard - I agree with smart bad tackles occasionally but the idiot can’t tackle or control himself. I agree we need a tough nut in there but he’s a nut job and a liability when he plays like that. They weren’t even clever tackles or worth getting a yellow for. He should stay on his feet. Gilberto was smart in midfield and took a needed card for the team but Xhaka? He’s not tough or scary - I’d slap him or put him on his arse if I was playing, knowing he wouldn’t hurt me but rather retaliate in a petulant way. I just don’t think his a tough player.



16 Dec 2019 22:03:21
It might have been Arteta's dream to manage Arsenal, as well.

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09 Dec 2019 19:58:59
I might be clutching at straws but M Riley is a curse on Arsenal.





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10 Sep 2020 23:58:50
With such impatience and lack of community understanding, he’s probably on here for tips or a good word to place a bet on the transfer market. But still lack common understanding and etiquette.




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30 Jun 2020 00:18:59
Can also use both feet and seems to strike the well and is free kicks unique technique and effective.




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16 Feb 2020 00:22:55
Thanks Ed if that’s the case can you or do you know what is the club’s option for his position? I see it as his as there’s no better player at the moment. Auba plays there but it’s not is natural position and he’s not the future.

A lot of people are liking Saka so it’s a big call for the club if they choose to let him loose.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Arsenal looking at a Saka replacement at this time.}



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20 Jan 2020 21:24:55
Fellows this is what I’ve been saying for sometime. Sell one of the strikers, more so Auba given that he is possibly more sellable and Laca might be easier to bench or rotate without unsettling the whole team. However, the club may think it’s too much of a risk to sell Auba if the alternative doesn’t work out. They would be ridiculed by us the fans and the professionals. In which sense sell Laca as Auba was brought in because he wasn’t finding the net often enough. So why continue to keep him albeit this happen under different management.

Auba, Pepe, Martinelli, Saka and possibly Nketiah can all play across the front three except for Laca - so he might be the vulnerable one. It would be nice to make the decision now and finish the season with that preferred mix and cement the understanding throughout the pre-season.

The club made public they will sell those within 18 months of their contract ending if they haven’t renewed, with a small exception of those 30+

In terms of central defenders I would prefer a PL defender. The problem is which one we could get of real quality for the long term? Sometimes our transfer moves should be aggressive to make a statement. Strikers will normally continue to fear a defender they know they make beat or get the better of. We are crying out for a defender to hit the ground running not needing at least a season to get up to speed. We could end up with two such defenders next season if we buy Upamecano. Image leaking the goals next season with those two if it doesn’t work straight away. 🙁🙁🙁 let's hope not.





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24 Nov 2020 10:15:50
Absolutely agree with you g mark. So much fans blaming Pepe and keep going back to his price tag which he didn’t set himself. Yes he doesn’t play well at times but you can see if has no confidence in this team. He occupies a position but is not necessarily an important part of the game plan. He probably gain us a point as I couldn’t see us scoring and he becomes the fall guy because we are desperate for a win.

I wanted to see Arteta in and I’m not saying he should go but winning the FA cup must have got to him because he clearly seems like a yes man to his superiors and building tension in the team. He should go back to how he was as an assistant manager to some degree by sitting quietly and let the players play and stop acting like a parent on a Sunday afternoon. Watch when a player makes a mistake they look across to the technical area to see if they’re going to get a telling off.

He’s starting to look like he has a fear of failure. 😁

And I’ll keep banging on about it, waste of money keeping Aubameyang and getting Willian but this is a different topic.




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30 Sep 2020 12:40:40
Not because of the lost to Liverpool, but I think we will need luck or a number of the last season’s top six teams to under perform for us to make top four.

I don’t think the front 3 can manage to score enough for us win enough games against well defended teams. Auba has been amongst the leading scorers in the league but where has the team finished in those seasons. The money being spent on Auba and Willian over the next 3 seasons maybe a mistake and restricting younger talents who will have to be exceptional in the limited chances they will get to dethroned these front three.

We are all asking for Gabriel and Saliba to be dropped straight in with Luiz who we all criticised. But can they really be that good enough in their first season under Luiz guidance? Let’s hope Mari and Holding will have enough quality.

I think we need better runners among the front three. So I would prefer a mix of Saka - Auba/ Laca - Pepe/ Willian/ Reiss

Thoughts anyone.




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30 Sep 2020 11:50:13
I agree fellows he has never been the RB who despite his pace cross the ball into the box. He makes the move then stops and play the ball back or short to the nearest player.




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29 Sep 2020 01:54:56
Maybe why the CB were liabilities was because the attacking wingers and wing backs were very poor.

Auba didn’t offer much although some would say he didn’t get much service from the midfield but regardless the tracking back to defend wasn’t to the level that was needed.

Willian like Chelsea fans say he’s is inconsistent and it’s looking that way.

Probably was a bit of an ask to expect these two 30+ to match the work rate of Mane/ Robertson and Salah/ A-Arnold.

Tierney was rugged and show Salah too much respect. Played the ball backwards too many times.

Bellerin has not improved over the years (maybe it’s down to injury) and should have been sold many years ago. Such a legacy.

Auba/ Lacazette is still an issue and the front three (Willian) won’t have much joy against a team that press and keep the ball so well. Maybe better against teams that are backing off where they can be creative. Looks like another 2-3 seasons if continue to progress and recruit sensibly before we can really challenge and these aged players phased out.

You have to give it to Liverpool albeit they are the better team they were prepared not to lose having lost the last two so momentum back to them. Mentally they’re way ahead of us. We should have played better given that there were no fans.




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18 Sep 2020 21:35:01
It sounds good that we can be debating our starting eleven with what seems a competitive bench. We use to scrap to pick a decent eleven to start not long ago. I think keeping Holding could be significant, imagine Luiz getting injured when the games are coming thick and fast. The new boys in the will need some support especially in the winter. Arteta is definitely building a very good squad he seems highly ambitious like he has no limits.