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09 Jul 2021 19:16:09
Hi Ed whilst it's a little quiet can we touch on the ESR saga again?

In your opinion or knowledge is he stalling to extend his contract or what? Is he Villa's main target and given that they are already bidding for him I presumed they have already received bid (s) for Grealish? If they are bidding before they sell or they sure they will get the price they want.

It appears they are quite comfortable / confident not just financially but also in sense that that they can manage their squad I. e. ins and out.

Thanks as usual.


{Ed002's Note - You seem to be complicating a simple situation. Aston Villa are interested in adding Emile Smith Rowe to their squad and are buying and selling players like most teams. They are aware that their will be a side interested in Grealish but that is not their motivation.}



05 Jul 2021 19:50:01
Hi Eds,
Not find much via the search option, is Arsenal shown any interest or bid for Edmond Tapsoba?

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - He was of interest previously but only moved last summer and is not for sale unless a huge offer would be made.}



09 Jun 2021 19:17:10
Hi Ed, have Xhaka agreed terms with Roma? If yes has Arsenal already have a replacement inline, discounting all the rumours, are we close to signing a replacement if that's their plan?


{Ed002's Note - Roma have made what I understand is a third offer for Xhaka which his agent's lawyer has suggested should be acceptable to Arsenal. I don't really understand the next bit of the question, but assuming it means "have Arsennal found a replacement, the answer is no but the club has options they are considering and a preferred option as has been explained.}

1.) 09 Jun 2021 20:41:46
Thanks. Now just fishing for some concrete info among all the rumours. So, rather than vague questions could you provide an update, new info since you last reported on the below players?

Yves Bissouma
Noussair Mazraoui
Achraf Hakimi
André Onana
Edmond Tapsoba
Albert Sambi Lokonga
Tosin Adarabioyo
Nicolo Barella

Oh and is there any bonus/ surprise info you can give, something no one has asked about?

Appreciate it!

2.) 09 Jun 2021 22:10:46
Bissouma is an option; Hakimi is too expensive; Onana we are pushing for a deal and not sure about the other players.

3.) 09 Jun 2021 22:25:27
Tapsoba isn ot happening. Tosin Adarabioyo, Nicolo Barella, not even sure where these came from.

4.) 09 Jun 2021 23:22:23
Tosin apparently has a 10m release clause or something. If true we had been liked with him. Also hearing we are looking at a young Brazilian rb named vanderson. Although must admit I've no idea on who he is or what he is like.

5.) 09 Jun 2021 23:54:26
Well they’re players and the transfer market is open and we don’t know the club’s actual list of transfer targets. People tend to ask about a player base on what they have heard, read or if they like the player.



03 Jun 2021 22:54:22
Hi Ed, is there any interest from Arsenal in Sergino Dest?


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

1.) 04 Jun 2021 00:34:57



24 Jan 2021 21:55:50
He Ed any word on Torreira heading to Monaco permanently?


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware of.}




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21 Jun 2021 19:10:27
Saw this and thought how poorly run we are - no pun intended!

Since 2013, Arsenal made over 30 FIRST TEAM signings (excluding free agents) and are yet to make a profit on the sale of a single one of them. The last 2 players Arsenal signed for money and made a profit on was Giroud (signed 2012) and Chamberlain (signed 2011) .


1.) 21 Jun 2021 19:38:11
This stat really outlines a lack of plan, direction and involvement of the owners. We don't have to look much further than Donyell Manel of PSV, playing for Netherlands at the euros. £1 million for him looks like a bargain. I thought he played really well tonight and stats have been good for PSV as well.

2.) 21 Jun 2021 23:56:03
Hi Yard, by 30 signings do you mean we've signed AND sold 30 players for a loss? Either way I agree, its terrible running of the club. I do however feel we have been slightly unlucky with how some signings have panned out (many players bought with a great reputation abroad but haven't cut the mustard here) , but then saying that, surely that is a recruitment issue.

3.) 22 Jun 2021 05:12:12
It depends on whether you base the loss on how much you bought the player for minus the amount sold for. Or their net book value at time of sale and the amount sold for. I’m sure you’d get different results.

4.) 22 Jun 2021 17:10:21
I can only assume it means e. g., we bought a player for say £22m and whether he played 2 or 5yrs for the club when he was sold the price was below £22m.

In this case and in simple terms we can say the player value has not increased and we could take into consideration that the club has not won much within that time to contribute to an overall success.

{Ed014's Note - to be fair most clubs lose money on transfer deals, look at the millions United have spent on players like Lukaku, Sanchez, Di Maria, Zaha etc etc, bet they didn’t get their money back.

It’s only when you see players like Bale or Coutinho leaving that you see a club make big money.

Did Spurs get anything like the money back they wasted signing players with Bales money.

Ultimately when they, if they, leave Liverpool, will they get the money back they paid for VVD and Allison, likely not.

Often unless you find a gem like Kante or develop a talent like Anelka you rarely make a profit no matter who you are.

5.) 22 Jun 2021 20:45:32
Hard to disagree ed mate. Just feel the frustration stems from underwhelming signings, moving them on too late and not signing an appropriate replacement. It's been a very vicious cycle for the past decade or so.

{Ed014's Note - definitely mate, I was just from the perspective that not many clubs get the transfer market anything like right.



17 May 2021 15:13:31
Hello Eds, resident and visitors.

Ed I understand you're not being too interactive but remember we've had a rough season well below expectations and traditions. So forgive we know not what we have done.

I'll check back once the transfer market opens.

Oh and fellows I'm using ABBA as motto this season going forward. Anyone want to guess what it means in this space?


{Ed014's Note - Hi YG, I explained ed02’s position further down the page mate.

Not a lot else I can say. I do know sometimes you can check through the other teams pages and find info relating to Arsenal.

As an example a United poster checked the West Ham page to find Ed02 had spoken of Rice and the possibility he may need to be sold and possibly to one of the Manchester clubs.

I know that’s not linked to Arsenal but hopefully you get the gist.

1.) 17 May 2021 16:48:58
Arteta Better Be Awesome Yard?

2.) 17 May 2021 17:20:10
Arteta Best Be Awrf 😎.

3.) 17 May 2021 19:31:01
Thanks 14 I get the gist.

Nice effort Sally and G62, but nah it’s Arteta Build Back Arsenal 😁 call me crazy but I’m sticking to it.

I think I did say it’s this season or the next before i will have any real hope. We need three Midfielders and that will raise my confidence more.

My pick would be Bissouma and Sander Berge and someone like Grealish. I don’t think any of Manchester clubs or Chelsea will buy him as they are well stock.

To bridge the gap we need to pay the money and sell the dream. I’m discounting Odegaard as I think he’s lightweight.

4.) 17 May 2021 20:31:41
Fair play YG mate, all opinions and ideas are equal when it comes to the unknowable mate, and the future most definitely comes the unknowable bracket.

Arteta building back Arsenal certainly isn't impossible, it's Just more difficult for some of us to see happening than others.



12 Apr 2021 23:12:02
Hi Ed browsing here but haven't seen anything on here regarding Balogun agreeing new deal or have I missed it?


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what has been posted.}

1.) 13 Apr 2021 17:49:09
Has he signed a new deal for us YardG? That’s awesome news if true and if so then Arteta needs to bleed him into the first team. Goals for fun.

2.) 13 Apr 2021 20:23:20
I heard a rumour that tomorrow is the day :)



16 Mar 2021 21:51:18
I'm surprised how many people praising MA because he up match day protocol and won the NLD.

It's only one player and that's how we should play and approach a game especially a derby. The man rather should get praise for the subtle changes and overall structure and mindset of how the team is shaping.

The front three is better with Laca despite whoever plays either side of him. Auba maybe better if we're playing counterattacking football and I don't think that's the type of manager we have. Although it will be necessary in some games.

On another note, if we're short on funds there is no need to mess with Partey and Xhaka they can do another season together. One needs to be a bit more solid and the other to take more chances.

I don't think ESR can do a entire season on his own, due being injury prone, neither can we rely on a player who is below his level. This is why Odegraad makes sense.

What we're really lacking is the total winning mindset. Believing that you're capable and better than the opposition. It could be something like a twenty percent edge.


1.) 16 Mar 2021 22:50:32
I agree with that YG. You could see the last 15 minutes our boys were maybe lacking a little bit of conviction to see the game out, afraid of Spurs nicking the equaliser. I really hope we pull out the stops to get Odegaard on a full time deal, RM will let him go for the right price. Just have to show that we can offer him CL football sooner rather than later.



14 Feb 2021 12:42:42
Until after the game kicks off today, I believe it's no longer about the manager. Whoever is playing has got to show that football, the club and where they/ we are in league means something to them.

We are one point and one place behind the opponent with them having a game in hand on us. If you're a football with top intentions you have got to turn up today and go all out for a win. That would put us above them by two points and will help us gather momentum again. It will put us just two points behind TOT albeit with a game in hand.

At the time of writing SOU has just pushed us into 12th and will also have a game in hand.

Win, lose or draw it's all about the players for me today. So if a player really want to be the team he's got to be at his best today.





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02 Aug 2021 14:09:24
Sen I wanted to make that point as well. Those stats you just can’t keep using against one player. You could also add it coincides with Arsene leaving.

We didn’t lose a game I believe in the first 20+ games Mustafi played for us. And at one point had a better overall stats than Maguire.




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01 Aug 2021 15:35:54
Elneny was very slopping in that goal we conceded. Really don't see his purpose in the team.




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28 Jul 2021 20:10:39
Thanks Ed appreciate the more detailed and insightful information we have been received especially on this thread. Long may it last.




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12 Jun 2021 20:40:52
Is Arsenal really interested in Ben White this time round or is not just click bait, given we’re the most gullible fans out there?

Even if we should buy a CB I doubt it would even be half £40m.


{Ed002's Note - RTP.}



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09 Jun 2021 23:54:26
Well they’re players and the transfer market is open and we don’t know the club’s actual list of transfer targets. People tend to ask about a player base on what they have heard, read or if they like the player.





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02 Aug 2021 14:15:20
D16 don’t forget striker as well. We have scored four goals in the three pre-schedule friendly games and only one striker got on the score sheet being Nketiah.




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30 Jul 2021 19:36:29
I’m with you on that one Wesley, think we could still use his service for a couple more seasons.




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30 Jul 2021 17:40:46
That’s not what been said just a bit of haggling over price.




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30 Jul 2021 17:38:20
Reading it’s £30m upfront and £10m per year for the next two, sounds like good negotiations.

Enjoy the weekend too.




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30 Jul 2021 14:19:14
You also have to consider the probability that he has expressed his intention to move on for whatever reasons. So he could well be in the know before these rumours hit the papers. We just don’t know.