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14 May 2018 11:21:47
Eds to you know if there is an outside chance of Conte.
Clearly unhappy at Chelsea and I rate him as a good manager. Intrestead to hear yòur thoughts on him?


{Ed001's Note - not heard of any suggestion he is of interest. It would be a very surprising move considering his lack of tactical acumen.}

1.) 14 May 2018 18:40:59
For the love of God, not Conte. Throws his toys out of the pram when he doesn't get his own way, overly emotional and almost looks like he deliberately doesn't win games to make a point he's not happy with the squad or the board. Do not rate and don't want him near our club. My opinion of course.



05 Mar 2018 15:14:19
Everton interested in wenger, REALLY? why?


1.) 05 Mar 2018 15:44:50
😂😂😂😂 that can have him.

2.) 05 Mar 2018 16:02:16
Thats the trouble when a team has an owner who doesn't understand football.

3.) 05 Mar 2018 17:10:21
Maybe a fresh start will do him some good. I swear some of us have forgotten what a great manager he can be. Perhaps less control he will show his worth again. Or not who knows lol.

4.) 05 Mar 2018 17:53:01
D they are welcome to him and his dated ideas. If i was an everton fan, i think i would be pretty worried with recent goings on. I made a statement on hear about 4 years ago that he was out of date and left behind, i think he is even further behind today.

5.) 06 Mar 2018 08:30:22
If was an Everton fan I'd be quite open to the idea ( not that I believe there is any real truth in the story in the Star who are not renowned for their factual stories)
Yes you'd have to think look how he's taken Arsenal backwards but also he'd be coming in a new club not in a position of great power but with an opportunity to repair his more recent image and I'm sure if it was to happen Arsene would be more open to accepting help that Everton thought necessary to give him.
If he'd allowed others to advise him and have an input at Arsenal he might well not be in the position he's in right now.
We need fresh ideas and ways of doing things while a fresh start might be good for Arsene too, personally if it happend I wish Arsene well and hope he finishers runner up in the league cup fa cup and premier league next season with Everton.

6.) 06 Mar 2018 12:21:27
He must be bonkers if he takes another job! He's in one of the most stressful jobs! Must have more money than he can spend! Put your feet up and enjoy retirement! 😂 but I don't imagine it's in his nature!



21 Mar 2017 10:55:16
What is with the Wenger love in, do you honesty believe in him? He has lost it.

Clear reasons:

No captain or leader, in the past we had Adems, kewon, cole, Campbell, Petit, Vieira, Henry to name just a few, now we have Los st a push. To put the armband on Gibbs is a joke.

Not playing players who play well - what message do you think this sends out to our team - utter garage management.

Same playing style over and over again despite the fact it's clear other teams have worked us out. We had all our success playing 442 and Leicester won the league with said formation, but he has not gone back to it or tried anything different in years - joke management again.

No passion just sitting on the touchline holding his belly, makes predictable subs on 70 minutes which also seem pre set before a ball is kicked and nothing to do with what's going on in the game.

Don't even get me started on our injury record - how players miss a whole season without even knowing what's wrong with them.

You really think we should just sit back and let him ruin the club further. Would you let a mate drive home drunk because he said he is fine - get in the real world and open your eyes.


1.) 20 Mar 2017 20:01:23
Doubt it. Apparently Barcelona seem insistent on Alumni/ with ties to the club.

2.) 21 Mar 2017 12:39:42
Ed002 in your opinion who would u WANT arsene to stay and go? And another question is that if he did go who WOULD YOU replace him with? I want your opinion and what manager u would personally favour.

{Ed002's Note - I think it is an appropriate time to leave and as I have said iver and iver, Max Allegri would be the best option to replace him.}

3.) 21 Mar 2017 13:53:21
Now is an appropriate time to leave and Allegri would be a great option. However I do wish some people would voice that opinion respectfully. Getting bored of so many social media sites or the media in general making it sound like he is some mediocre manager who has lost the plot.

4.) 21 Mar 2017 12:50:50
Oh sorry mate, next time i will read the posts. Do u have any other managers u think should replace him, other than the ones everyone usually says?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal ony need one manager at a time.}

5.) 21 Mar 2017 16:09:57
No i mean other than the usual names do u have someone else in mind which could be interesting? For example, brendan rodgers.

{Ed002's Note - I don't really understand. The club has approached three people through a third party to guage interest as I have explained. I have said who I think would be best. There are others the club could turn to when the time is right.}

6.) 21 Mar 2017 16:39:41
Lool ed i mean in YOUR OPINION who should the club get OTHER THAN the normal name that everyone else says?

{Ed002's Note - I think Allegri as I keep saying - I have no idea what everyone else says. There are alternatives the club will consider based on timing.}



23 Feb 2017 11:35:27
Another fine performance from our medical team, Santi now out for season for a kick on the ankle.

Why do our players stay injured for a lot longer then other teams players?

Just look how fit jack has been when kept away from them.

I would bet money jesus is back before him at man city.


1.) 23 Feb 2017 14:28:00
Surely even he can't make a comeback?

2.) 23 Feb 2017 15:15:17
Crazy spanner. I think you need to tighten your nuts.

{Ed033's Note - Haven't you heard of The 2nd Coming? 😋

3.) 23 Feb 2017 16:06:43
Yes ed with a lot of effort and a sore shaft.

4.) 24 Feb 2017 11:48:22
Ed any developments of arsene? Loads of newspaper outlets believe he's staying all of a sudden?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any decision being made at this time. And I am certain the club has not been told of any decision just yet - and they would like one.}

5.) 24 Feb 2017 15:02:39
Apex you do love the arsene questions don't you 😂.

6.) 25 Feb 2017 09:38:36
I think apex is stan the man in disguise.



16 Feb 2017 09:52:29
The only positive thing about last night is that wenger has to go now, no chance he will sign a new deal.


1.) 16 Feb 2017 13:38:45
Ed i have honestly tried to read the posts to find the information about the first manager we tried getting to replace arsene but got backfired. Would u please just say the manager name, i don't need an explanation mate.

{Ed002's Note - It is really not worth the grief for me to explain anything that happens or has happened regarding the manager - it will lead to trolling and grief for all.}

2.) 16 Feb 2017 14:26:15
That's a shame ed. I for one love reading your opinions and information. All the best regardless.

3.) 16 Feb 2017 20:32:18
We have approached of one manager, but that has been rebuffed by a third party representing him.

Another option is Allegri.

4.) 16 Feb 2017 20:56:53
Yeah but what manager was it.

5.) 16 Feb 2017 22:01:55
Thomas Tuchel?

6.) 16 Feb 2017 22:47:31
I think the board will look to appoint someone young enough to lead the club for 10+ years, they'll also keep with the attacking football and will want someone who integrates youth.
Ed has told us Allegri would be on the shortlist, he also told us Simeone would be at Atletico still next season so we can stop naming him.

Personally I think it'll be one of Tuchel, Jardim or Allegri.

Hopefully we'll all be on our best behaviour and Ed will enlighten us once more.

{Ed002's Note - It would take a lot to get Allegri to agree to go beyond 2022.}

7.) 16 Feb 2017 23:16:26
Thanks for the reply Ed002. Any chance you'd want to give us your opinion on who Arsenal should be looking at? I think most of us find it interesting to hear your (and the other Editors) takes on things.

Seems to be a general consensus around Allegri that he's a much better manager tactically than Conte, and I suppose Juventus' champs league performances are a testament to that. Even if he only stayed until 2022 I think he'd be a great appointment, although Tuchel would be my first choice!

{Ed002's Note - I have explained that the club are looking at their options for this summer and the offer of a two year deal last summer was of no interest to Wenger (and to some extent there was a real big deal at the time so it was understandable) - but 2018 would have been preferred by the club and suspect it is still preferred. I have explained about a couple of those who the club has considered - but there are others, and the opinion of Mr Wenger has been sought. If you want my fear, it would be that M Wenger takes over as a Director of Football and mentors one of two potential replacements who would likely be willing to accept that scenario.}

8.) 16 Feb 2017 23:44:00
I'm guessing Vieira is one of the 2 in the scenario that Wenger becomes DoF. Please tell me Remi Garde isn't the other, that could be a recipe for disaster!?

Thanks for the info Ed002, greatly appreciated.

9.) 16 Feb 2017 23:52:08
Ed, i dunno if your an arsenal fan but in your opinion who would u say is the best fit mate? Only your opinion cause i value what u say mate.

{Ed002's Note - Allegri would be ideal if Wenger were to leave this year.}

10.) 17 Feb 2017 13:00:08
Guys Chelsea fan out here. I watched the game between arsenal and Bayern. Sometimes u need to step back and see where the fault lies. 4 out of 5 goals were basic defensive errors. Agree that Wenger must share some blame for not dropping many non-performers. But having said that the board is also equally culpable of retaining these players. There are not many who can seamlessly replace wenger. Actually I feared when mourinho was sacked. Conte has done well luckily and got the players in line. But u guys need to pray for that to happen. Because whoever comes in needs to address the player issue first.

11.) 17 Feb 2017 13:09:46
Cheers for opinion ed. Allegri would be a big change, he's a lot more ruthless. One of his mistakes, for me, was selling Pirlo to Juventus from Milan due to his age making him surplus requirments. Wenger would never do that, look at Arteta and the like.

{Ed002's Note - Coaches in many of the European sides have much less say on transfers than M Wenger.}




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06 Jan 2020 22:20:03
Anyone notice all the tactical fouls tonight?


{Ed047's Note - not by us surely 🤷‍♂️😂

1.) 06 Jan 2020 22:37:40
However does Xhaka not get cards? Loved by managers and Refs alike and misunderstood by fans all all over the world :-)

2.) 06 Jan 2020 22:37:52
Not sure Xhaka’s clever enough to do a tactical fowl. His tackling is just plain sh@t and he holds onto the bloody ball too long.

We need to cut out the petulance from game - Laca could have received 🟥 as could Xhaka for one of many poor tackles. it will cost us. That and diving - I would 💯 back the ref booking players like Matteo diving. Its embarrassing.

3.) 06 Jan 2020 22:52:26
Good win tonight in the end boys and you seem to have turned a corner with mikel
But xhaka should of been sent off and someone needs to have a word with gwedouzi he is a disgrace the spirit in which he plays the game
Not just the diving but his reaction to refs when he gives 1 away can't have it both ways
Its a shame as he has potential to be a very good player.

4.) 06 Jan 2020 23:06:28
Franco - hope we have and I think most gooners will agree with the poor sportsmanship ( diving, card waving etc ) that a handful of players have showed recently. Hopefully Mikel tells these players to man up, wear the badge with pride or sod off. Fed up with these pussies wearing the badge.

Refs need to step up also - send Matteo off. He’ll learn. Send Laca off for the kick out and Xhaka for his stupid tackles. VAR needs to step up also. Not an excuse but all got a role to play

Remember cashley Cole getting a red for us years ago - best thing that happened to him as he saw there’s a consequence to a decision. He went on to be the best left back that’s played for either club.

{Ed047's Note - agree with all of that SY

5.) 07 Jan 2020 00:35:33
I believe the Leeds midfielder holding Lacazettes leg for about 10 seconds so he couldn’t join the attack is far worse than the tiny tap he gave his heel.
there’s a difference between violent conduct and a little reaction tap after a clear and obvious act of holding a player by the leg when on the floor to stop him. The hand on papas face was far worse.
Problem with VAR is super slow motion can make things look far worse than they actually are in real time.

6.) 07 Jan 2020 00:41:02
He also pushes Lacazette in the groin as he gets up.
the VAR video is very one sided.



01 Jan 2020 21:52:10
Who would of guessed if our midfield gives our defence a bit of protection they would not be as bad. David Luiz looks different player the last two games.


{Ed047's Note - totally agree and playing Torriera where he should be has been a huge plus.

1.) 01 Jan 2020 22:13:35
Torriera, Granit and Luiz all played well

Great job Boss! Onwards and upwards. Hope is a powerful drug and is infectious. Hope you enjoy your night Boss as you’ve given us hope and a vision of how you will set our team up to play and the commitment you will give us.



23 Nov 2019 17:04:41
We are now closer to the bottom 3 then the top four. How can the board continue to back this clown if a manager we have?
We don't seem to have idea on how to attack or defend.
What is our game plan?
How can the board have any confidence UE will turn this around?
Top four will be long gone before we make the change that is clearly needed.


1.) 23 Nov 2019 17:06:55
Top 4 IS gone without a doubt.

2.) 23 Nov 2019 17:12:20
I had a lovely few days in Espana!

If anyone's interested!

3.) 23 Nov 2019 17:19:29
I'm am Mary, how was the weather and the beer :-)

4.) 23 Nov 2019 17:35:30
Hey John, the weather wasn't that good, warm a lot of rain.

5.) 23 Nov 2019 17:56:37
Hey ho Mark mate warm in late November can't be bad though and into each life a little rain must fall but sooner or later the sun will always comes out again :-)



28 Oct 2019 07:52:53
Wow, what a mess we are in.
Terrible management by our manger and club.
Xhaxa has to shoulder some of the blame. Even if he was asked to be captain he should of used his brain and refused. He has been booed before he was captain, he watches Arsenal fan TV and would of know the fan base was split on him (before being made captain)
He should of said no to being captain and concentrated on getting the fans onside, unfortunately being made captain made this situation 100 times worse. Just what is going through UE head.
We have risked a lot to get a top 4 finish and if we don't do it this season there is going to be huge issues.
I just can't see UE turning it around. It's toxic at the club and UE has no one to blame apart from himself.
The board need to grow a pair, admit that UE has got it wrong and get rid now. Bring Henrey/ Viera/ Berkamp to end of season to give us some hope of making top four.
If we keep with UE I shudder to think what is going to happen. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Going to be a bumpy ride.


1.) 28 Oct 2019 08:31:36
I’d say the fan base was more than split, it’s a vast majority that don’t want him near the squad. If any good has come from this game it’s that emery can’t pick him the next and hopefully we see a a better performance so that he can’t be picked in the future.

2.) 28 Oct 2019 08:46:55
I mean the fan base was split befor he was made captain. Obviously now it’s 99% of the fan base against him.

3.) 28 Oct 2019 08:47:25
Everything that is going wrong can be traced back to Emery, Mesut makes headlines each week because of his exclusion Xhaka makes headlines each week because of inclusion the defence makes headlines because of its total disorganised and lack of cohesion while our overall performances are making headlines for being once now than under Arsene.
You don't have to be a football expert to follow all the glaringly obvious clues to understand why it's all going wrong this season in exactly the same way it all went wrong last season too.
Emery like Xhaka is simply out of his depth and again like Xhaka it shows virtually every time we play.
Lose at Wolves and I doubt we will be talking about Emery being our manager much longer.

4.) 28 Oct 2019 09:46:26
Your post gunner62 is spot on and I actually think also we have gone slightly backwards under Dick Emery?
We really need true grit on the field and a change of manager will do our club some good due to lack of tactical awareness and how to control our style of playing.
Something I cannot understand in our game is how Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac and Xhaka every game just run into players or push and grapple all the time? It's not the way our defence has been ever and do they know what a tackle is? Get Vieira in.

5.) 28 Oct 2019 11:02:12
Gunner spot on mate we won’t beat wolves so hopefully gone by christmas.

6.) 28 Oct 2019 15:26:18
Totally agree Toff.

{Ed047's Note - I would have to say more than slightly backwards as the actual so called football is just poor as.



31 Jul 2019 08:21:27
Dunk 45 million is one of the biggest jokes I have ever seen. So overrated, apparently Brighton buying an Bristol City CB for 20 million to replace him.
25 million for KT looks like a steal in today's Xfer market.


1.) 31 Jul 2019 09:01:58
Don't tell RG.




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08 Sep 2016 20:55:47
You are a funny comedian. Your not the biggest in north London let alone london. Weat ham are bigger then you spuds.

Forever in our shadow, but keep your chin up. I don't know how i would cope if we finsged below you for 20 plus years.




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09 Jun 2016 00:39:56
What happened to my post ED, that's only the second half of it.


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William is very good cover!

De bryne

They all can't play




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05 Aug 2013 22:38:25
Sorry I don't think either will become first team players,





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19 Jan 2020 22:51:31
He needs good service, we don't offer that at the moment. It would be a bad move.




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30 Dec 2019 09:01:48
Mate, the two goals we conceded yesterday were down to individual mistakes nothing to do with management
How would having a different manner prevented them?
I don't know what game you were watching, but I saw a massive change inthe shape of the team and finally looked like we had a game plan.




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12 Dec 2019 01:10:02
It is madness that this combo is yet to be tried yet.
Been my dm pairing on fifa since the season started.
Should work well with Luiz able to drop back to make three CB when needed.




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28 Oct 2019 08:46:55
I mean the fan base was split befor he was made captain. Obviously now it’s 99% of the fan base against him.




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23 Oct 2019 14:00:26
Are you serious, Holding played 90 mins be for the September international break. How can he still not be ready? The simple fact is that the manager is a bottle job.