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04 Feb 2021 14:29:31
Hi Edoo2

Do you know what players we are looking to move on in the next transfer window?



{Ed002's Note - I provided a list of potential transfers and departures.}

1.) 04 Feb 2021 23:03:43
Looking forward to it ed 👍.

{Ed002's Note - You have already had it.}

2.) 05 Feb 2021 14:16:45
Sorry Ed misread what you said. Can't seem to find a list but will continue to search around thanks.

3.) 05 Feb 2021 17:16:12
Is this up to date? Was posted at the end of December.

{Ed002's Note - By the start of next season I would expect:

Matt Lacey (G) will leave at the end of the season as a Free Agent
Sead Kolasinac (LB) wants to leave Arsenal and has been offered to Roma by his agent.
Shkodran Mustafi (CB) will leave at the end of the season as a Free Agent.
William Saliba (CB) No future and his time is being wasted at Arsenal - expect a loan in January.
Sokratis (CB) will leave at the end of the season as a Free Agent.
David Luiz (CB) will leave at the end of the season as a Free Agent.
Granit Xhaka (DM)
Dani Cevallos (CM) loan will expire at the end of the season.
Mesut Oezil (AM) will leave at the end of the season as a Free Agent - Fenerbahce are keen - Arsenal want a January loan to subsidise wages and he is being offered around.
Alexandre Lacazette (S)
Folarin Balogun (S) free agent in the summer, Arsenal want him to sign a new contract, "agent" offering him around.

Plus there are other unhappy players who might/ will look to options. }.

{Ed002's Note - It looks pretty much up to date.}

4.) 05 Feb 2021 22:41:03
Still expect xhaka to go Ed? Thought arteta favoured him.

{Ed002's Note - If a good opportunity arises, he could yet go.}



01 Feb 2021 12:32:54
Edoo2, anything in the reports of joe Willock to Newcastle?



{Ed002's Note - Yes, there is the opportunity for him to go on loan.}

1.) 01 Feb 2021 13:12:07
I think that would be a really good move for him. Hope it goes ahead and he gets game time.

2.) 01 Feb 2021 15:00:18
Agreed! More game time will be great!



19 Jan 2021 11:12:07
Edoo2, are we interested in Ryan Christie of Celtic and Freddie Woodman of Swansea?


{Ed002's Note - Ryan Christie (RM/CM) Newcastle have asked about his availability. I am not aware of interest of other sides. Freddie Woodman (G) Arsenal want to take the Newcastle youngster as a Martinez replacement - but Swansea want a permanent deal and can offer him first team football which might be more attractive.}

1.) 20 Jan 2021 10:24:30
Hi Ed, do you think arsenal will be interested in Odegaard? Maybe on a loan deal?

{Ed002's Note - It would make no sense at all given Arsenal have specific targets in mind. Are they stupid enough to throw that away? Perhaps.}

2.) 20 Jan 2021 11:52:25
Thanks Ed, but isn’t he a good player? I haven’t seen him my self but that’s what people say.

{Ed002's Note - He has lost his way rather and as a RW/AM then Arsenal would not be using him as a RW unless Pepe is sold. And it makes absolutely zero sense for Arsenal to look to him.}

3.) 20 Jan 2021 12:26:43
Thanks Ed mate.

4.) 20 Jan 2021 18:53:49
I read this fron Ed and then see this on Sky sports:

Arsenal make approach to Madrid over Odegaard.

The Real Madrid board is currently considering the latest proposal from the London club.

Arsenal face strong competition for Odegaard including at least one other Premier League club.

Why Odegaard? Why? 🤦🏻‍♂️.

{Ed047's Note - maybe he’s cheap, maybe he’s a loan, maybe we can pay £10 a month for eternity 🤷‍♂️🤣

5.) 20 Jan 2021 19:32:25
Maybe 😂 I just don't see the point when we have ESR. I'd carry in playing him over Odegaard for the next 6 months.

6.) 20 Jan 2021 20:07:15
Surely there's more sense in having someone to rotate wlth. And odegaard is a good player in my opinion.



15 Oct 2020 09:04:56
Morning Ed002, do you know if we are likely to do any business on incomings or outgoings before fridays deadline.


{Ed002's Note - I would not expect any movement.}

1.) 15 Oct 2020 09:17:40
Ok stay safe.



06 Oct 2020 11:14:48
Edoo2 are any of our players going to be sold or going out on loan in england.


{Ed002's Note - The club will see if there is interest in players from any of the open markets (e.g. Portugal, Russia, Netherlands (although that closes today).}

1.) 06 Oct 2020 11:55:20
Ok cheers mate.

2.) 06 Oct 2020 14:00:22
Hi Ed,
I gather from your response that these three leagues remain open for loans; how about the championship? Can we still send some of our young guns down to get blooded.

{Ed002's Note - Yes for another 10 days but you cannot simply force clubs to take the players.}

3.) 06 Oct 2020 17:46:46
Ed002 I have read that Stan has shuffled money around to free up funds for Partey. Possibly at the last minute. Would this be why Arsenal triggered his release clause so late? I truly can't believe our club would be underhand on purpose.

{Ed002's Note - The club are bottom of the pile. In the gutter and staring down. It is completely unacceptable to do this to another side. Respect clearly means nothing to the idiots involved. Last Saturday they had a meeting in London with Marseille and showed a lack of respect to them by sending a half-wit along who was unwilling to negotiate. Rapidly down hill.}

4.) 06 Oct 2020 21:23:29
I am truly shocked Ed002. Are Mikel and Edu party to this?

{Ed002's Note - I doubt Arteta would be involved.}

5.) 07 Oct 2020 13:22:13
I’m a little confused Ed.
Partey was Atleticos asset, their last negotiation fixed this buyout clause. Parteys contract could have been prioritised long before we registered any interest based on his performances but they neglected to reward him with new terms and a new contract that could have eliminated any such option if they wished.
You yourself have stated all summer that they were open to selling a number of players outright without potential reinvestment just to balance their books. In fact they are a good comparison to us in the sense they have spent outside their means in recent times with a view to reaching a certain level of on field success, which is what I have read numerous times you have stated arsenal are doing, spending contingency monies in anticipation of CL football.
I’m completely aware of how important a code of conduct is when it comes to business, especially cyclical business like this where you will cross paths frequently with the same representatives.
However, the current Arsenal structure do not represent Arsenal FC traditionally and one arguably unethical act does not cast a shadow on how we conducted ourselves historically. They may be gone in 4 years and as with other clubs unsavoury antics in times find by, they will be forgotten.
The issue here is Athletico did not reward THEIR player having had ample opportunity, they wanted to keep him on as their lowest paid player while performing aswel wasn’t other in their squad. They would not negotiate with us when approached in the natural way did the player as they did not want to sell him at the price. None of this is our issue as it was not the issue when we were forced to sell our best over the last 12 years when we suffered both the selling of our best to rivals and then being told our club was weak and regressive for doing so.
This morning I’m supposed to feel ashamed of my club based on your information, which I always respect, but I won’t do it.
I’m not going to be told we’re headless chickens and clueless when we can’t get a big deal done but then told we’re unethical and gutter thrash when we do after what us fans have witnessed and endured with other transfer windows.
Liverpool we’re illegally approaching youth players and the families not so long ago but what happens on the pitch is what people talk about.
And what happens on the pitch at Arsenal right now by far outweighs what’s happening with any halfwit in a negotiation with Marseille for me.
Seems to me we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t.

{Ed002's Note - All Spanish players must have buy out clauses. Trying to blame Atletico Madrid is absolutely pathetic. It is nothing to do with Liverpool either.}

6.) 07 Oct 2020 17:10:16
The whole idea behind the writing of that longwinded post was that I’d hoped it could be taken in context and not reduced to deflecting onto the two clubs I mentioned.
Atletico had ample time to retain the players services, reward him financially and increase his buy out all at once by offering an improved contract. they didn’t even enter into discussions with him. They thought they could retain his services and pay him peanuts in comparison to his team mates and you want us to be sorry for them on ethical grounds? Come on now.
Liverpool were mentioned because they have run afoul of actual governing bodies (not ethics police) and yet as they have gone on to Champions League glory and PL success these misdemeanours go unmentioned, because rightfully so on field success is what takes focus at the end of the day.
I come on here to get away from the nonsense everywhere else online and I’ve to read we’re incompetent penny pinchers when we can’t get deals done and that we are gutter trash halfwits when we legally do a good deal.
I hope you do not think this is coming from a place of disrespect but as someone who follows your posts on numerous fans pages, I am struggling to see at what point this club can do right in your eyes.
I suppose the best way I can put it is to ask you where this deal ranks in comparison with recent years actual offences by clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea and City in transfer dealings? Not to mention some of the biggest European teams approach to underhanded played recruitment.
Yes I am referring to other clubs once more because they occupy the same landscape and are supposed to adhere to the same guidelines so I have to reference them when looking for context from you as to why you hold this particular transaction in such contempt when it seems pretty mild in comparison to other clubs antics?

{Ed002's Note - The club should behave responsibly like other clubs. Clearly they see themselves as above this. Few clubs are that arrogant.}

7.) 07 Oct 2020 17:24:39
Well said shambles84, I don’t find anything wrong with what we have done, if it was that bad AM would have complained which they havnt only one that seems to be complaining is ed 002, I’m not having a go ed b4 you slate me and say you won’t tell arsenal fans any more transfer news Because of it, if it’s that bad maybe la liga should look at the way they run it, again we have done nothing wrong and to be honest I don’t care, I don’t feel ashamed and again I don’t know why ed is getting so worked up over it, it seems to me like you have shares in AM and have lost money over it, but to call arsenal gutter trash when they have done nothing wrong is a joke, I know I’ll get slated by other members for this or even banned for speaking my mind, but I don’t care it’s the truth and if nobody like it’s tuff sh1t.

{Ed002's Note - Tye club is bottom of the pile and trash now. They have rubbish like Edu involved.}

8.) 07 Oct 2020 18:32:44
Maybe to you ed but not to me no matter how you put it I don’t care mate it’s my club and always will be.

9.) 07 Oct 2020 18:49:57
Yeah spot on Shambles, we've spent years being taken for mugs (rightfully so) . It's AM's loss for not getting him a new deal and our gain.

{Ed002's Note - great to celebrate a clubshowing zero respect - certainly looks like the club has just the fans it deserves}

10.) 07 Oct 2020 19:34:16
Well said shambles and Welsh.

11.) 07 Oct 2020 21:42:51
Look Ed I’m not looking to stir the pot here I’m on the site here singing your praises for years and always appreciate your knowledge and input.
I just find it unusual that a guy with your depth of knowledge and understanding of how these things can go sometimes seems to have a personal issue with this.
We are ‘bottom of the pile’ . who’s pile? Who’s at the top? Who’s the bench mark?
You can say ‘few clubs’ behave as we have but that is misleading because if you want to be honest you will admit that many of the top 7 clubs in each of the top leagues ALL behave this way or worse.
Respectfully I still agree with the principles you are advocating for, but is this isn’t the worst act we’ve seen in recent years and I feel your knowledge of the background issues plaguing the club at hierarchy level are tilting your hand a little heavier on the club than normally would be the case.
I go in on my club when I need to but I’ll also back them when I feel it’s warranted and I respect your right to have an alternative point of view. ✌️.

{Ed002's Note - You are not getting it - the club have moved to disruption and the lack of respect. The other clubs share respect of each other and Liverpool have been ostracised due to their dreadful behaviour - Arsenal have decided to join them in the football gutter. Constant attempts to blame others is pathetic.}

12.) 08 Oct 2020 18:15:02
Ed002 what are your reasons for disliking Edu?

{Ed002's Note - He adds nothing to the club and was an embarrassment with the lady from Marseille last week.}

13.) 09 Oct 2020 04:04:53
Ed I reported it that Arsenal would buy Partey last minute as a F U for not working with the straight up buy out clause. People here forgetting Partey didn’t want to sign a a new deal, athletico didn’t want to sell and the buy out clause was more than respectable. Also arsenal never got F over by other clubs, it’s always been between our club not getting the players on contracts and showing zero ambition.

I’d have preferred Arsenal just bought him earlier after the Martinez deal and tried to keep a good relationship with athletico a team known for producing talent.

{Ed002's Note - The club are trash.}

14.) 09 Oct 2020 22:03:24
Arsenal tried to willingly negotiate with AM. AM say he will only leave if we pay his release clause. We pay the release clause and he leaves. Am I missing something here?




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14 Apr 2021 12:48:25
Big injury boost

Saka and smithy fit for tomorrow.


1.) 14 Apr 2021 13:56:46
Great news - looking forward to every single player getting behind the boss and putting a shift in as it’s the biggest game since FA Cup Final . Hoping the boss has the game of his life.

2.) 14 Apr 2021 14:38:10
The boss has the game of his life? Hasn’t done anything so far in nearly 2 years needs to go asap.

3.) 14 Apr 2021 15:34:18
Welsh have you heard the saying if you haven’t got anything good to say then ., because your sounding like a lil school girl now, I think we get you don’t like Arteta.

4.) 14 Apr 2021 16:10:46
There`s me thinking he won the FA Cup - was I dreaming COYG.

5.) 14 Apr 2021 18:12:57
Shaq I have the same right to comment as you do so keep quiet and if you don’t like what I post don’t have to read it, it’s that simple fella, ARTETA OUT!

6.) 14 Apr 2021 18:14:50
Sussex so did Wenger!

7.) 14 Apr 2021 19:38:50
So, who's the replacement?



11 Apr 2021 21:27:56
Some good performance tonight

So pleased for martinelli

Worried about Saka

Roll on Thursday.


1.) 11 Apr 2021 21:58:16
So pleased to see Martinelli too mate.

2.) 11 Apr 2021 22:32:44
Interesting to see Granit at left back.

3.) 11 Apr 2021 23:49:13
Loved Gabi's performance. Not sure if he's quite 100% yet, he looked a little reluctant to take players on compared to last season, but his enthusiasm is infectious. Don't know how anyone can watch him and think Auba deserves to start instead. Gabi, Saka, Odegaard and ESR make us worth watching at the business end!

4.) 12 Apr 2021 05:38:40
Good to see Granit at the back, less chances of him playing a back pass!

5.) 11 Apr 2021 23:26:19
Which has backed up my point about KT Sally, Xhaka playing LB shows how we need to seriously look at that position.



10 Apr 2021 11:20:05
Look the club have made huge mistakes

I still think the problem is the senior players

I'm willing to give Mikel next season to sort it out.


1.) 10 Apr 2021 12:11:01
Mal - we could have appointed Ancelotti. 3 or 4 seasons ago, how far behind were they? We opted for Arteta. How have Everton faired over the same period and who plays more exciting football? How much have Everton spent and who has the better / more expensive squad. how can we say Arteta has the horsepower or experience to build a new Arsenal. He has a great defence and improved midfield over what Wenger had (no lecture on bringing him up please as it’s just a comparative) but a super attack. We always said Wenger needed a decent CDM and 3 CDs. Well Arteta has that. Why aren’t expectations higher. Why are you happy to give him more time. Don’t you think PEAs attitude needs to be managed by the boss and if you drop him for the most important game of the season - replace him properly. If we concede stupid goals by playing at the back - stop it. If you are screaming at Saka to get in behind Prague - why didn’t you play a speedy striker rather than Willian. I’m not attacking you but want to see why Arteta is worthy of a 3rd season.

Hope you are doing well and sorry for above.

2.) 10 Apr 2021 12:35:41
I’m doing good mate

Mikel was always going to have to rebuild a dire squad, I say give him next season

What other manager would come to us

How’s it going mate, how’s the family?

3.) 10 Apr 2021 13:03:38
To each their own opinions and if your happy with Mikel then for you there is no problem Mark mate and you have every reason to look forward to next season.

For me personally I'm done with Arteta and if the club did decide to retain his services this summer then I won't be making my plans to fit in around Arsenal games next season.

If I'm not doing anything else then I will probably watch but certainly won't be turning down any invitations because they clash with Arsenal games that's for sure.

Football is supposed to be an exciting escapism, win lose or draw not a chore that leaves you feeling like you've just wasted 2 hours of your life you'll never get back again.

4.) 10 Apr 2021 13:25:54
I’m torn between get rid of Arteta and be fair and give him a full proper season, my worry is it looks as though some players have given up on him and will we be even lower next season?

5.) 10 Apr 2021 15:58:12
I'm happy to wait and see what happens in the transfer window.

Saying that, I'm not a big fan of coaching during the game. I don't mind the occasional instructions but I reckon it's pretty tough for the experienced players to keep getting instructions all through the game. I hope if Mikel stays this will be addressed.

Is Mikel too inflexible? He certainly plays by his own rules. He said recently (when talking about Bellerin) that you can be friendly as players but not as a manager. I think that was a telling statement. He certainly has no qualms about blocking players, perhaps this means that bridges can't be rebuilt. I think some players would take this sort of discipline as a personal insult and react accordingly.

It's definitely a roller coaster being a Gooner!

6.) 10 Apr 2021 16:24:21
All good Mal. Family doing well and can’t wait for lockdown to relax. Missed not seeing my mum and dad due to restrictions but no different to everyone else. Get the feeling my old man is suffering from to much heading so I need to ensure I spend as much time with him over the next few years.

Current team and performances are driving the family mad but I’m a little bit like gunner62, I refuse to let the Gunners take up too much special family time because they are so bad to watch. I miss getting excited about games.

Think I understand your thoughts on Arteta - I’m sure you aren’t happy with him or the performances but can’t see a decent replacement coming in. I can’t believe a squad like we have performed as it does.

Your front 3 you suggested with our strongest defence and an addition to replace Granit and Bellerin would be a game changer for me

Family good your end?

7.) 10 Apr 2021 16:26:56
Enjoying watching Aintree and not watching football to be honest. Hoping Rachel makes history at 5.15 to be the first woman to win the National.

8.) 10 Apr 2021 19:17:22
Sy mate, sorry to hear that about the old man.

9.) 10 Apr 2021 19:57:00
Hey SY mate, like Mark I'm really sorry to hear your dad is struggling mate, it's a tough one mate and totally puts everything into perspective.

As you say make the most of now, the future will bring what it's going to bring no matter what we think of it, but right now you've all got each other and reality that's all that counts.

10.) 10 Apr 2021 20:12:40
Thanks Gents - have a great weekend and stay safe 👍.

11.) 10 Apr 2021 20:16:27
U2 sy mate.



08 Apr 2021 10:00:27
I fancy us to hammer them tonight.


1.) 08 Apr 2021 14:00:38
They've taken out Leicester and Rangers in the last 2 rounds so shouldn't be underestimated mate.

We will need to be at our absolute best to hammer them and less than our best might make for a tricky tie over 2 legs.



04 Apr 2021 08:15:45
Well done Tris

Well deserved.


{Ed001's Note - how do you feel with regards to Arteta now mal? Still happy with him mate? I still don't see how he is any different from Emery, other then being much more defensive. Oh and arrogant. Arteta has always had an incredible arrogance and overweening belief in his own greatness. I remember him as a player at Everton calling himself better than Xabi Alonso and couldn't believe some of the media actually agreed! As a manager I just see that same ridiculous self-belief with the same lack of actual ability to back it up. But what do you see mate? I know you like him, I would love to see what you see so I could understand.} Become a Patron!

1.) 04 Apr 2021 09:58:52
It’s not that I’m a mega fan of him
The culture at the club was a shambles for the last 10 years and he has come in and has started to clear out the lazy trouble makers.
The club is not being run properly and huge mistakes have been made
We are stuck with him for at least next season, we either give him a chance or moan about it. I’m sick of moaning as I did so much about Wenger.

If I’m honest I don’t really give a crap anymore, football has changed and I don’t like it.

2.) 04 Apr 2021 10:14:11
Tris, what do you think of our squad?

{Ed001's Note - I think you have a good squad, it is just being badly utilised for me. For instance, PEA, his strength is running in behind, so Arteta has him dropping off linking up play. It is no wonder his goal return has dropped. There are a lot of good players there, Saka in particular. The issue is a lack of balance. Only Tierney for the left-side or you are down to playing right-back or midfielders out of position. That does need addressing.

You also need better quality alongside Partey, he was on his own most of yesterday as Odegaard is lazy and Ceballos is not good at the defensive side of the game. I also think there was a huge mistake made with Saliba, who is by far the best defender the club owns but was sent out on loan. Bizarre decision that was.

But overall you have a squad to challenge for top four imo.}

3.) 04 Apr 2021 10:39:28
I think the game has evolved Mark mate and it's left us behind that's all.
I think if ever we were to get back the hunt for titles the old flame of passion for the game would soon be relighted.
We all miss excitement if checking out fixtures, our own and the clubs around us thinking where they might drop points and allow us to break away from them.
Let's be honest who's really checking out the Leeds and Vila fixtures to see where we might pip them into 9th place?
Not being involved is boring and even being involved in the 4th place trophy race isn't enough to sustain our appetite indefinitely, like all big clubs we want to compete for big trophies.

4.) 04 Apr 2021 11:20:31
I am beyond confused and disappointed. Not sure what to make of us as a club or team and whether we will ever be challenging for the premier league in next 10 years. Soon our best young players will leave and we will be stuck in this rut forever. Cannot even dare to be hopefull of the Europa quarter finals.

{Ed077's Note - will 72m be enough for Saka? Better him than Sancho for Man Utd :-P }

5.) 04 Apr 2021 12:09:54
Good thing about the next 10 years is none of us know what will or won't happen for sure Fanatic mate:-) .
Look back 10 years and who'd have thoughts Leicester could be champions or Britain would produce a Wimbledon champion?
Or on the other side of the coin none of us thought we'd spend a year in lock down or Boris Johnson would be prime minister:-)
As Forest told us all those years ago, life really is like a box of chocolates and every time we think we've worked it all out life goes and surprises all over again :-)




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12 Apr 2021 11:28:28
Thank you for your time.




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12 Apr 2021 11:25:42
Sorry to annoy you, but what’s the situation with Willian, could he be on the way out?




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12 Apr 2021 11:28:28
Thank you for your time.




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12 Apr 2021 11:25:42
Sorry to annoy you, but what’s the situation with Willian, could he be on the way out?


{Ed002's Note - No I think he will be stuck at Arsenal.}



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12 Apr 2021 11:17:58
Ed, what’s the situation with Lacazette, will he offered a new contract or will he be sold?



{Ed002's Note - I would think he will leave if the opportunity arises.}




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14 Apr 2021 20:45:40
Sy mate, I do like Pepe, Saka and martinelli behind lacazette, as long as Alex plays up front.




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14 Apr 2021 16:58:07
My bad, missed chamber’s

I’m with Banbury.




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14 Apr 2021 16:37:43
Like that Colney except for bellerin

I would go with Cedric.




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14 Apr 2021 13:25:10
I think he should retire Tris. Then he can run through the fields holding hands with the Raver.


{Ed001's Note - a love story for the ages that is!}



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14 Apr 2021 12:58:52
Come on John you only picked out my post about Wenger and Mikel

What about the rest of the post?



{Ed001's Note - he is old mal, his attention span will be limited. You know you have to write each point in a separate post for him! ;-) } Become a Patron!