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30 Apr 2020 09:22:53
Ed02 seen rumours that we are interested in Gabriel Veron and Malang Sarr. Is there any truth to these rumours? Thanks.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - Gabriel Veron (RW) kiddie from Barzil that ths been watched at youth-level by plenty of European sides with Everton and Braga turned away from the door in January and a very steep asking price. Edu has certainly looked at the kid a few months ago but Arsenal do not have that sort of money to spend on a youth player who cannot move this year unless the transfer window is moved. Barcelona and another side have looked to a deposit and leaving him where he is for another year.

Malang Sarr (CB/LB) is in talks with Bayer Leverkusen about a move and Borussia Mönchengladbach has also declared an interest. RB Leipzig have another who seen as a Dayot Upamecano replacement but have Sarr in mind as an alternative.}


1.) 30 Apr 2020 10:31:47
Cheers Ed. Are you aware of any other players in Brazil we are interested in because it’s seems to be a market that we’re exploring?

{Ed002's Note - It is no more than where Edu is from and he has little enough to do. They have the option to add Pablo Mari. Wasting time on Walce who would not get a Work Permit etc. is not doing the club any favours. They don't seem to be able to sort out their management mess, are going nowhere in the league, spent their savings last summer and are now very much stuck.}


 

 

18 Apr 2020 10:51:54
Ed 02 are we interested in any home grown players? Cheers.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - Not that I can think of.}


1.) 18 Apr 2020 11:17:51
It makes no sense Ed. It’s another big problem we are going to have unless we sell a lot of non home grown players and replace them with youth.

{Ed002's Note - Much of it is driven by cost - Maddison, as an example, would cost double that of an equivalent from mainland Europe.}


2.) 18 Apr 2020 13:00:02
Maybe we should take risks on players like Maddison before they move to clubs like Leicester. We take risks on players like Pepe for big money.


3.) 20 Apr 2020 16:43:29
Wouldn't an easier and less expensive solution be to continue to cultivate some of the young talent that we have? I have been really please with the play of our lads (Saka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah) and hope there is m ore to come (Smith Rowe, John-Jules) . Wish one or two were solid defenders, but with Saliba, Mari, Holding (and maybe Disasi) , things could look great in the middle.


4.) 20 Apr 2020 16:45:57
And I still think Pepe is class. WE might have payed over the odds, but he is a creative spark that has done well enough in a first season. He's on an upward trajectory and has great movement, one on one is very very difficult to defend and has a very respectable goals and assists tallies for the amount of time he has spent on the pitch. If you expected him to win the Ballon d'or this year, your expectations were too high.


5.) 23 Apr 2020 10:29:24
I think with Pepe it is important to keep in mind that he has very rarely played on the RW with a natural RB behind him (I. E Bellerin) - attacking fullbacks help a lot with creating space for the wingers by drawing away opposition fullbacks/ wingers on defence. More often than not Pepe has had either Sokratis, Chambers, or AMN behind him this season, and has meant he is often in 2 v 1 situations vs the opposition full back and winger. I think we will see a much more free and even more dangerous Pepe next season with a natural RB behind him.


 

 

25 Feb 2020 18:22:38
Ed02 do you any specific names of players that Arteta wants to buy? I know that players are chosen by a group of people now but I'm interested in the type of players Arteta wants. Thanks.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - It is a collaborative process so I don't know who Arteta wants to buy specifically. Arsenal are aware that the need to do something in defence and may need to do something in a DM role. Ceballas wants out of the deal so a CM player is being looked for - and the experienced forwards are open to leaving and so a striker or versatile forward could be added. Money will be tight after the significant mistake of last summer. Whilst there is a long list of names of players being watched it is impossible segregate which are specific Arteta choices.}


1.) 25 Feb 2020 19:37:24
Thanks Ed. It seems the summer is going to be a mess.


2.) 25 Feb 2020 21:52:20
Hopefully a mess in a good way, like when you turn your keyboard upside down and sweep away all the crumbs, bits of bumfluff, and dubious dried pieces of unidentifiable white stuff.

{Ed047's Note - 🤢🤮


3.) 25 Feb 2020 20:04:09
Thanks Ed, would you list who arsenal are targeting.

{Ed002's Note - I don't think that would help at this time.}


4.) 26 Feb 2020 05:33:05
The 2 vital signings are news deals for Aubameyang and Saka.
Since Arteta arrived and has started to get the best out of the squad, I see the following for next season:
GK: Leno, Martinez and Macey
RB: Bellerin, Suarez and AMN
LB: Tierney and Kolasinac
CB: Luiz, Mari, Mustafi, Holding and Saliba
DM: Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi
Wide: Pepe, Saka, Nelson
AM: Ozil, Willock
A:Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah and Martinelli

I expect Ceballos to leave.
The areas that need signings are wide and attacking/ creative midfield. So, assuming we retain the above players, I expect 2 or 3 signings, although there may be a sale or two.


5.) 26 Feb 2020 05:40:39
I would sell lacazette and have aubameyang or Eddie as our top man i believe he has a higher ceiling IMO and try and reinvest that money into the defence any thoughts gents and have a great day.


6.) 26 Feb 2020 20:34:58
Luckily I'd already finished my tea by the time I read your post Wire mate :-)


7.) 26 Feb 2020 22:54:15
You all know it's true :)


 

 

09 Jan 2020 12:23:03
Ed02 are we looking at Glen Kamara from rangers? He came through our academy before being released. Thanks.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know - Sheffield United and Derby asked about his availability. Derby looks their need has been addressed elsewhere since then.}


 

 

27 Dec 2019 14:32:09
Ed02 is there any chance we could get an update on transfer targets please? Thanks.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - Not really much and perhaps the current coach will have some ideas. I cannot predict the timing but those looking towards the exit door in the coming months include:
Shkodran Mustafi (CB)
Granit Xhaka (DM) tentative agreement for a move to Hertha Berlin, who are looking at a complete rebuild, has been reached. Lucas Torreira will need to step up.
Mohamed Elneny (DM) Milan are trying to reach agreement for a summer move and have asked if it will be possible for a January release from Besiktas - but they have an option to buy and do not want any disruption at all as they are doing well.
Mesut Özil (AM) if a deal can be found - which will be tough - if he stays then there will be a significant impact on transfer plans and he will leave for zip in 2021.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (S/LW) wants a new start elsewhere.
Alexandre Lacazette (S) wants a new start elsewhere.

In terms of incomings and who has been asked about:
Gabiel Magalhaes (CB) could be added as Arsenal await Saliba. Lille have no intention of selling in January unless they are offered way over the odds. He is however having a good season. Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) Firstly, Napoli are in the market for a LB to be second string to Mário Rui as a replacement for Faouzi Ghoulam who will be leaving on a loan to buy. They have several on their list of options including Sead Kolasinac but I doubt he would want to be a second string, or move to a rather chaotic Napoli or that Napoli would want to get involved in any part exchange. Kalidou Koulibaly has been of interest to Arsenal before but now Arsenal does not have the money to buy him without selling players and quite frankly Arsenal does not have the draw.
Cole Bassett (CM) Arsenal are very hopeful something can be done - but player wants a roadmap to regular first team football.
Bilel Hassaini (RW) not going to happen.
Vinicius Jr (LW) It has not been working out well for the player in Spain and Wolves have shown an interest in him but he would only be a second string to Diego Jota - and the asking price (circa €60M - although they may accept less) is seen as high. Arsenal have been approache but with Saka emerging on the left it is the issue of Pepe on the right and Aubameyangadingdong in the centre or left that needs the most consideration - but he shares and agent with Martinelli so there may be a discussion. Chelsea have also been approached as he would provide an option to Hudson-Odoi on the left allowing Pulisic to move to his more natural right side. Others have been approached but none would be in a position to look for more than a loan and Real Madrid need players gone to continue their rebuild.
Aleksandr Sobolev (S) makes little sense.
Kevin Volland (S/W) BL don't want to sell in January.}


1.) 27 Dec 2019 16:18:12
Goodbye Laca and Auba. Hello Vinicius Jr 👋🏻 Put Martinelli through the middle where he shines. Saka, Nelson, Vinicius Jr and Pepe on the wings. Move on Xhaka and replace with a CM who is ready to fit straight in as a regular starter. Saliba incoming and a new CB to partner him, Dayot Upamecano would be ideal but I guess money would be a massive issue there.


2.) 27 Dec 2019 16:10:50
Thanks Ed. How much say will Arteta get in transfers ed.

{Ed002's Note - When Arsenal were looking at their preferred coaches they were asking them to work with the current squad or sell to buy. As a guide, if you sell a £50M player you will have perhaps £37M or £38M to spend on a replacement. As I explained in the summer, the purchase of Pepe at way over the odds was dipping in to the reserve money. Arsenal need to now be frugal and plan a way forward.}


3.) 27 Dec 2019 20:00:49
Makes so much sense to work with what we have for now at least, take our time and get it right.
We've spent 250 million on Laca Auba Pepe Xhaka Mustafi and the more we've spend the worse we get.
Surely it makes sense to stop assess and think about how we do better in future.


4.) 28 Dec 2019 06:13:09
Hi Ed,

Feel like I’m pushing my luck with all you’ve shared recently, but here goes. There have been rumblings about Upamecano. Is there any substance to the rumours?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There has been previous interest and RBL are very keen to get rid of him with performances dropping off and his contract starting to run down. I am not aware of any approach from Arsenal. RBL will let him go for something in the order of euro 60M.}


5.) 28 Dec 2019 15:54:47
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You arew elcome Alex.}


 

 

 

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19 Oct 2019 09:02:45
Which player made you fall in love with football? Mine was Paul Merson until Dennis Bergkamp came along and he is still the best player I've ever seen.

ja54

{Ed047's Note - Pele, he was incredible!


1.) 19 Oct 2019 09:55:36
Charlie George but them Bergkamp just took me to a whole new level, along came Bergy and the phrase "class on grass " was born.


2.) 19 Oct 2019 09:41:59
He was before my time ed.

{Ed047's Note - I guessed so ja54 but he was pretty much the best I’ve ever seen.


3.) 19 Oct 2019 11:22:06
Jim Baxter.


4.) 19 Oct 2019 11:28:06
Thierry Henry.


5.) 19 Oct 2019 11:47:28
I don't remember the 1970 world cup because I wasn't really into football at the time and the first world cup I really got into was 1974 and unfortunately Pele didn't go because he was playing for New York Cosmos by then so pretty much semi retired, Francisco Marino is my lasting memory of the Brazil 74 team :-) as Revelino and Jairzinho were both playing but past their best by then too
Everything I've ever seen of Pele does confirm his status as the very best of the best of all time but I didn't actually ever see him play a live game, although I did actually speak to him during a England v the rest of the world game at Wembley when I was right next too subs and dignitaries, well I say speak to him I shouted out and he acknowledged my existence with a smile and a wave :-) .
I did actually speak to Chippy Brady that day though when I asked him who was playing right back for the rest of the world team and he told me Steve Clarke of Chelsea who was extremely young back then.


6.) 19 Oct 2019 12:44:24
At Arsenal Charlie George was my first hero at the club.

Johan Cruyff - was my first foreign hero.

Diego Maradonna - Best ever player during my lifetime.

G62 - Surprised it was Calum for you?


7.) 19 Oct 2019 12:45:45
Best ever team - Brazil 1970.


8.) 19 Oct 2019 13:15:35
Someone is having a little trouble not getting Calum into every conversation :-) , don't worry RG it's perfectly normal when I first stated dating my missus my friends and family would often ask me " don't you ever think about anyone else these days? " and of course the answer was no ;-) but that's love for you my friend! So I do understand RG I really do, you just enjoy the love you've found and carry on expressing it at every opportunity, it's a beautiful thing you've found, truly beautiful!


 

 

12 Oct 2019 09:03:37
Ed 02 is there any players we are looking to buy in January? We seem to lack creativity in the final third now without Ozil. Thanks.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Arsenal looking to add players in January. If Ozil leaves it will only be on loan - when he is sold the club will perhaps look to another. The club spent far more than intended in the summer and have taken a significant risk - along the lines of the risks which have come back to bite a number of Italian sides.}


1.) 12 Oct 2019 09:52:06
Does that mean champions league or bust Ed?

{Ed002's Note - The expectation was that the summer splurge would guarantee, or pretty much guarantee, Champions League football. talking with an ex-Arsenal scout a month or so ago he could not understand why the club spent as much as they did on Pepe.}


2.) 12 Oct 2019 09:52:40
Do we really need anymore players before getting the most out of what we already have?
I think our current squad is way more than good enough to finish above Spurs Chelsea United as it is, what's the point of spending more money if your not already getting the most our of what you already have?
I know fans like new players arriving but I'd have thought it's far more important to use what we have to its full potential rather than spending for spending sake.


3.) 12 Oct 2019 10:08:50
I agree gunner I’m not sure emery has decided his first 11 yet.


4.) 12 Oct 2019 10:40:43
I think virtually everyone would agree we already have the tools to the do the job of finishing top 4 Ja mate, once that's achieved then it's time to start thinking of how to improve and actually start looking at City and Liverpool.
We have all the ingredients and our chef has 30 games to prove he's capable producing a dish worthy of the ingredients, if not, in the words of Masterchef " sorry Mr Emery your time at Arsenal is over and you won't be coming on our journey with us "


5.) 12 Oct 2019 10:53:12
Totally agree G62. We won't know how our team is really looking till December I don't think, but still, come May, the club will either be looking pretty, or looking for a new manager.

I'm enjoying this season so far, and I'll stay hopeful that we can have some success before it finishes, and have some memorable performances to look back on!


6.) 12 Oct 2019 11:41:45
I'm extremely happy to let the season ride out Ned and if we finish top 4 it would be strange to part company with the manager that got us there, be anyone fan of Emery or not he should most definitely keep his job if he makes top 4 and equally he should most definitely lose his job if he should we fail to make top 4, because let's face it if not now with this United Chelsea Spurs when?
I'm most definitely not enjoying our performances against premier league opposition Ned mate, I think we've berm awful to watch and being totally overrun by this Watford side was extremely difficult viewing for me mate but to each his or her own and it's most definitely not for me to tell other people what they do or don't enjoy,
I am also really struggling with having to watch us go out each week in my opinion a man down before we even start while Torreira and others sit and watch but it's not all about what I enjoy or not that matters to Arsenal football club but top 4 is and if we all agree that is the line that decides Emerys future them I think we've all found common ground be us fans or not fans of our current manager.


7.) 12 Oct 2019 11:02:34
Ed, difficult to argue with the question of the vast amounts spent on Pepe with limited spent in CDM and CB or just keep some money in the bank for the future.

We’ve got a great squad - just needs organising properly. should be top 3 with that squad.


8.) 12 Oct 2019 14:57:48
I can’t see any January signings as we appear to have a well balanced squad and we have Saliba arriving next season.
As for Emery, the fans must be patient as he oversees integrates the signings made and enforcing his methods on the squad. I seem to recall that he signed a 2 year deal with the possibility of a 3rd.
Players often take a season to get used to the pace and physicality of the PL.
Last season we finished a place off a top four finish and we are currently in 3rd spot, having only lost a single league and cup match, against unbeaten CL winners Liverpool.
I had a feeling that fickle fans having turned against Wenger could easily do the same to Emery. Personally I am happy with him.

{Ed047's Note - I assume you’re ignoring the fact you also turned against Wenger. 🤷‍♂️


9.) 12 Oct 2019 15:28:14
And there is the thing, no one has the right to tell someone that is perfectly happy with Emery they are not allowed to be so and equally no one has the right to tell those who are totally unhappy with Emery that they can't feel that way.
In the main for me watching Emerys Arsenal play isn't very entertaining or enjoyable experience and I spend a lot more time frustrated by what I see than thrilled but one man's meat is most definitely another man's poison.
In the end it will come down to top 4 finish or lack of it whether he's part of our future beyond this season but if the fans and players are still struggling to understand his methods tactics and philosophy come January he might not get that far even because absolutely no way are this pool of current Arsenal players anywhere near as bad as they look in most games right now.


10.) 13 Oct 2019 11:19:39
Arsene’s time was over with us we all agree on that but We all wanted a better and improved option, but what amuses me is that we got someone who’s giving us what mr wenger did, although if wenger was in charge last season I bet he would’ve got us CL football due to the under performing rivals but hay ho emery did wonders in his first season.
Imo top 3 is were we should finish this season and nothing below as we are much better than our rival and better equipped.
The next few matches will tell a lot about our manager I think, because if bottle it again against these teams.


11.) 13 Oct 2019 11:44:06
Agree Moe - anything outside of top 3 is not a successful season.


12.) 14 Oct 2019 11:08:14
For me top 4 is a fair line to draw, yes you could argue we should be 3rd with our squad or argue the other way that 5th and winning the Europa is as good as 4th, both are attempts at adjusting the bar to either make tougher or easier to get over it.
Top 4 Emery gets a 3rd season and anything lower it's absolutely got to be bye di bye.


13.) 15 Oct 2019 16:09:24
I want emery out even if we finish top3 because personally with utd spurs struggling, it’s a bit of a free ride for him, he isn’t good enough for arsenal, that the way I think I’m sure the regular moaning will have a go.


 

 

29 Jul 2019 19:23:40
Ed02 despite saying that we aren't getting Pépé I remember you was the first person to mention we are interested.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - At that time nobody realised Arsenal would start spending money they have not yet earned.}


1.) 29 Jul 2019 20:15:36
Exactly Ed. I just saw a few people said you wer wrong but know one could predict that we would start spending next seasons money.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, a number oif people have pointed out that I have been wrong. It results in less shared.}


2.) 29 Jul 2019 20:44:29
If you call something wrong and people get excited about it then it only goes to show how little you get wrong in general.
No one takes any notice of sky talk rubbish or any of the papers because they are almost always wrong about everything they report without exemption.
Ormstein doesn't always get it right, I remember a few seasons back people on social media were really excited and celebrating Ormstein getting something wrong, sad but in a weird way it's a compliment.


3.) 29 Jul 2019 20:48:31
That’s a shame Ed. I for one really appreciate your work on this site.

{Ed002's Note - I tried to explain things as they were but the abuse easily comes. So I have to perhaps say less going forward.}


4.) 29 Jul 2019 21:46:41
I've been saying we'd sign both Zaha and Tierney all summer, if I'm proved wrong then it just goes to show there really is a first time for everything :-)


5.) 29 Jul 2019 22:36:56
Sorry to hear that Ed. Its a shame a minority have to spoil it for everyone else. Your insight is well appreciated here.
It was Ornstein himself that first reported the 45m budget and most people reckon he is mr. reliable.


6.) 29 Jul 2019 23:27:17
Don’t go all Aristotle on us Ed - we need you.


7.) 29 Jul 2019 22:14:32
Ed, please don’t devalue the site by not posting what you know. You have to be prepared to be wrong to be right. Everyone appreciates your input also no with th3 other Eds. Postings generate interest and chatter. To be fair, we can all give it out and a little stick shouldn’t detract from all the appreciation others have. I won’t suck up as that’s not right but let’s not have the minority ruin a good thing. Too many people have invested and are vested in the site.

I actually found it really interesting as to why you were wrong as I learned more about the club strategy from that. I got thinking about bloody Leeds spending UEFA money before they earned it but then I thought - how clever as Chelsea can’t spend this year which just leaves us With a monopoly on players wanting to play in a London. that with spreading payments over a few seasons mean we can compete more this window which I like.

So - thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}


8.) 30 Jul 2019 09:27:59
Fair point Paddy, humans do tend to be fallible, i'm ever so human myself :-)


 

 

12 May 2019 21:30:24
Do any of the Ed's have an opinion on Xhaka? He seems to give the ball away in dangerous areas but he is the best at passing through the lines. I also feel we miss him when he doesn't play.

ja54

{Ed001's Note - he is a very average, on a good day, lower end Prem player. Offers little to the team.}


1.) 13 May 2019 06:36:30
Xhaka is an enigma. On his day, an excellent link between defence and attack. However, he can be a total liability. Against Brighton I can’t fathom out why he gives away the penalty that arguably cost us 4th place.
There are also question marks over his defending, which I thought would improve under Emery.
However, both Wenger and now Emery played him consistently.
We have other areas in the team that need improving such as full/ wing backs that can defend. A tall, commanding centre back and the greatest problem is no width and attacking midfield players that contribute so little defensively. Such as Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Iwobi.


2.) 13 May 2019 09:45:08
Would welcome selling xhaka for a half decent price just don't see what he offers tbh can't tackle illdisiplined and gives away dangerous fouls, does not track runners and slow sidways passing for the most part, he has a decent long shot that is about it.

Lets give AMN a chance to shine in his position. I think the priority shoud be two CB's to replace Mustafi and chambers that both need selling not forgetting Kos will be in final season. That will most likely take all our budget anyway.


3.) 13 May 2019 12:19:15
I think that it is a double case that a) he is just not good enough and b) the whole deep lying playmaker just doesn't really work, and it just slows our play right down. Chelsea have suffered the exact same issues at times this season with everything having to go through Jorginho rather than just getting the ball up the pitch quicker to the players who make a real difference. It seems to me that the teams that have dominated this season get the ball up the pitch much quicker, use the full width of the pitch, and finally press high up the pitch.


4.) 13 May 2019 15:33:16
Weird situation in that he's one of our worse performers and yet the only option most of the time. Our other deep players don't have the passing range to offer what Xhaka does. Agree that I'd like to see AMN get a go though.


5.) 13 May 2019 17:22:18
Stats have shown we get more points without him than we do when he plays, I said on the day we got him he was a liability and it’s been proven.


6.) 13 May 2019 18:47:17
Xhaka for me this year has again been hot and cold, we have missed him in games where he hasn’t played but again he is a liability 80%, Goundouzi would be more of a replacement for Xhaka as he is always available deep turns and looks to get play moving, great vision, just needs to work on the timing of his play a little more, but that will come woth experience in thw league AMN wouldn’t be able to play in a deep play maker role, he’s more of a box to box playmaker, suppose he would be a good replacement for Ramsey, if he could hit the ground running. On the plus side i was rather impressed again by Joe Willock on Sunday, showing signs of real promise, potential future midfield 3 of Terreira, AMN/ Willock Goundeouzi. I feel in the summer we need to really be buying leaders more than anything, for me 2 new commanding CBs a LB with an engine, and some steel in the middle, i don't want Doucoure but a player of his size and mobility would be great, just abit more technique 🤣 if Emery gets this summer right then we could either be challenging seriously for 2nd/ 3rd if he gets it wrong we will be exactly where we are now. Big summer needed!


 

 

18 Jun 2018 22:25:04
Ed02 do you know if we are interested in ever benaga? Thanks.

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30 Apr 2020 10:31:47
Cheers Ed. Are you aware of any other players in Brazil we are interested in because it’s seems to be a market that we’re exploring?

ja54

{Ed002's Note - It is no more than where Edu is from and he has little enough to do. They have the option to add Pablo Mari. Wasting time on Walce who would not get a Work Permit etc. is not doing the club any favours. They don't seem to be able to sort out their management mess, are going nowhere in the league, spent their savings last summer and are now very much stuck.}


 

 

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18 Apr 2020 13:00:02
Maybe we should take risks on players like Maddison before they move to clubs like Leicester. We take risks on players like Pepe for big money.

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18 Apr 2020 11:17:51
It makes no sense Ed. It’s another big problem we are going to have unless we sell a lot of non home grown players and replace them with youth.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - Much of it is driven by cost - Maddison, as an example, would cost double that of an equivalent from mainland Europe.}


 

 

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22 Mar 2020 16:29:24
Are we looking at Orkun Kokcu and Matty Longstaff Ed? Thanks.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - (1) Orkun Kokcu (AM/CM) is Arsenal's first choice addition for the attacking role in midfield if they can move Mesut Oezil on. The player has been watched by PSG, Chelsea, Spurs, Barcelona, Sevilla but Arsenal are particularly keen. They want a reduction on the €20M asking price. (2) There is a lot of interest in ML but I am not aware of any approach from Arsenal.}


 

 

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25 Feb 2020 19:37:24
Thanks Ed. It seems the summer is going to be a mess.

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19 Oct 2019 09:41:59
He was before my time ed.

ja54

{Ed047's Note - I guessed so ja54 but he was pretty much the best I’ve ever seen.


 

 

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12 Oct 2019 10:08:50
I agree gunner I’m not sure emery has decided his first 11 yet.

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12 Oct 2019 09:52:06
Does that mean champions league or bust Ed?

ja54

{Ed002's Note - The expectation was that the summer splurge would guarantee, or pretty much guarantee, Champions League football. talking with an ex-Arsenal scout a month or so ago he could not understand why the club spent as much as they did on Pepe.}


 

 

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29 Jul 2019 22:43:56
Big thank you to all the Ed’s.

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29 Jul 2019 20:48:31
That’s a shame Ed. I for one really appreciate your work on this site.

ja54

{Ed002's Note - I tried to explain things as they were but the abuse easily comes. So I have to perhaps say less going forward.}