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15 May 2019 21:12:42
Any truth in the Walter Kannemann to Arsenal story Eds?


{Ed002's Note - No idea.}

1.) 16 May 2019 16:42:31
With limited fund and wages available this summer, he may be the sort of signing we are looking to make.



15 Jan 2019 23:06:19
Mislintat leaving because of our financial position, seems like we are doomed.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 01:58:48
Most reports say that he is leaving because he is not being allowed to grow his role into technical directorship, which Gazidis offered him on taking the job. Don't know where you got that other stuff but it sounds like nonsense.

2.) 16 Jan 2019 08:08:20
Emery makes the comment that we won't buy this window and the media make mischief, their job is to get hits and it's in our best interests to remember the media simply can't afford for there to be no news for an hour let alone a day or a week.
How would sky fill their 24 hour rolling news if they had to stay within the boundaries of the truth.
Rob Holding is injured and Theo Walcott has left Arsenal stories get 00 viewers or readers.



15 Jan 2019 20:34:21
Well according to Belgian media we have been offered Carrasco but can't afford him. Being reported on Sky Sports.




03 Jan 2019 21:03:48
45mil plus bonuses offered for Pepe apparently.


1.) 03 Jan 2019 21:17:59
Not sure forwards should be our immediate priority but looks a good prospect.

{Ed002's Note - He is a RW which Arsenal are looking for.}

2.) 03 Jan 2019 21:26:32
We don't have to many problems scoring compared to our woeful defence capability, i'd rather see us going after a LB and a CB.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained what is wanted.}

3.) 03 Jan 2019 21:33:01
Yes you did, that does not take anything away from the fact that we should be recruiting decent defenders as what we have are ageing and below par. Which is why i said i don't believe forwards are a priority right now.

4.) 03 Jan 2019 21:37:42
We need a winger desperately.

5.) 03 Jan 2019 21:41:36
What we need desperately is to stop shipping easy goals, we can't defend for rubbish.

6.) 03 Jan 2019 21:59:11
Ed002 I don’t think he was having a go at you mate just making a point we should be looking at more defenders.

7.) 04 Jan 2019 02:44:14
IMO we don't actually need a winger that badly. It would be welcome, obviously, but a CB (and getting rid of Mustafi ASAP) should be our top priority, before anything else.

Our best football has come when we've used the width of Kola and Bellerin as our wing play and covered for them with a back 3 and Xhaka/ Torreira. Actually finding a way to keep from shipping stupid goals would be great.

8.) 04 Jan 2019 16:42:32
I agree, our defense obviously needs work, but as Ed002 has previously explained, we have to ship out certain defenders before adding further recruitments.

We've been hit with a major injury crisis no doubt, and on the books we have in terms of CBs: Kos, Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, and Mavropanos, with Chambers only out on loan.

If we get the chance to sign Pepe we should take it.



31 Jan 2018 19:01:58
Debuchy gone so a few more quid off the wage bill.





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11 Apr 2019 14:32:46
I'm going for a 2-0 win tonight, what are you guys predicting?


1.) 11 Apr 2019 14:59:36
Will take that all day long Sparky. A home clean sheet is vital in these games.

2.) 11 Apr 2019 19:47:27
3 0 to the Arsenal in my opinion:-) cone on you gunners.

3.) 11 Apr 2019 21:58:30
Good call Sparky mate :-)

4.) 12 Apr 2019 19:53:08
Cheers G62, I think we will win away as well COYG.



03 Jan 2019 06:25:41
Just caught up with all the goals over Christmas, wish I had'nt bothered, that was scary to watch. You know something is wrong when even the likes of Fulham look like scoring whenever they break.
If we can't sort out this defence then forget Top 4, we will struggle for Europa.


1.) 03 Jan 2019 07:55:45
The honeymoon is over and reality has landed.
The biggest criticism of Arsene was his inability and lack of willingness to sort out the defence and mentality of his players.
The mentality is better but the defence jusf as awful fragile and unorganised as ever.
Dick simply has to sort it to stop the pressure piling on himself and his team from fans and media alike.
Even before the injuries we looked well dodgy.



17 Jul 2018 06:45:58
Arsene has told a French Sports publication that he regrets staying at the one club for so long. Can see the Wenger out brigade having a field day!


1.) 17 Jul 2018 07:35:12
Wenger is history, I'm really looking forward to the new season, to see how we now play under Emery and with 5 new players so far. I can also see see an end to keeping failing players at the club. 25 days to kick off!

2.) 17 Jul 2018 08:33:39
I think it's only natural that with time to reflect he should look back and think what might have been if he'd done things differently.
Arsene was to close to the woods to see the trees in the end and now he's had chance to think clearly he's thinking what if?
Nothing wrong with that in my opinion.
Everyone looks back at less successful times and thinks and sees things differently to when their caught up in the moment.

3.) 17 Jul 2018 09:40:09
Wenger, very much yesterday's man, looks lost. He wasn't offered the managers job at PSG. With France winning the World Cup, Deschamps job looks secure for the foreseeable future. I can't see any top club offering Wenger the managers job.
Quite where he will fit in is a mystery. I appreciate his time at Arsenal, but bleating about the past is embarrassing.
Emery is so refreshing, although we must be patient whilst he upgrades the squad, giving it much needed balance, fitness, defensive awareness and tactics.
The final bit of business this summer will be to unload the 6 players mentioned, try to extend Ramsey's contract and bring in at least one more player, Nzonzi is my choice, A second if Ramsey leaves.

4.) 17 Jul 2018 10:08:16
I think he probably stayed about 10 years to long . Not sure if it was pride or stubborness that carried him through to the end.

5.) 17 Jul 2018 10:11:13
Hehehe :-)

6.) 17 Jul 2018 10:27:20
Hindsight is a wonderful thing 68 mate and Arsene is only human and once the dust is settled on a difficult time where things didn't work out as we wished for its easy to see where we might have been more wise.
Your right mate he did stay to long but I'm not sure if it was pride or stubbness but simply a case of being surrounded by people who constantly defended him and refused to see him held to account, pundits journalists fans you name it people qued up to defend him right up until the last season or two, it's got to be easy to lose your way when 50% think you can do no wrong while the other 50% think you've had it, who do you listen to? I guess we would all chose the compliments over the insults wouldn't we?

7.) 17 Jul 2018 17:36:14
Bleating? Really? So the man that GAVE 20+ years of his life to the club you claim to love can't have a thought?

What's embarrassing is some turnip pretending he's a jet-setter with a private plane, a super model wife, an economist of State as a father-in-law and to top it all off, an internet package that makes it look like he's in Blighty when he's really in Madrid.

What's embarrassing is your ability to repeat the same thing multiple times in the hope that someone on here will take you seriously.



09 Jul 2018 21:06:00
First time in years that I am looking forward to a new season. The change of management has brought a whole new level of expectation and finally going after players and actually getting them. Top 4 will hopefully be a doddle but, I think we all expect more with these exciting new signings.


1.) 09 Jul 2018 22:09:53
I'm not sure top 4 will be a doddle or even achieved next season but I'm genuinely excited about watching the team give their all in the pursuit of it and the possibility of prehaps more if all goes exceptionally well.
Tough to beat and no one's mugs again would be a great first season under Dick in my opinion.

2.) 09 Jul 2018 22:41:02
There’s no reason Arsenal can’t compete with United, Tottenham and Chelsea for third. To me Liverpool and City are a cut above the rest of the league but Arsenal absolutely have a shout at third.

3.) 10 Jul 2018 08:13:27
Let's hope so Q, it's certainly not beyond the realms of reasonable possibility like it was this time last year.
I'm expecting dramatic improvement in attitude and mentality in Dicks first season but accept it MIGHT take a couple of seasons to fully close the gap on the clubs you mentioned, hopefully not but if it does we have to be patient and as long as we are moving towards them rather than slipping further behind it will be a brilliant turnaround for season one.



20 Jan 2018 14:12:38
Dortmund confirm Arsenal offer, believed to be 44Mil.


{Ed002's Note - Sorry but the offer is not on GBP. You need to ignore the money.}

1.) 20 Jan 2018 14:34:40
Forgetting actual amounts, what currency do offers get made? Is it the country that the player is currently at or does it vary?

{Ed002's Note - The offer will be in euros.}

2.) 20 Jan 2018 14:36:19
Each journo report I've seen says £44mil.

{Ed002's Note - Each one is wrong. Go you are easily led.}




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11 Jun 2019 07:34:10
Personal terms agreed apparently.




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18 Feb 2019 20:53:12
Cant argue with any of that mate, we need to build a team where players don't want to leave, its been too long since that was the case.




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18 Feb 2019 19:25:00
We do seem to make a pigs ear of outgoing transfers far to frequently 62.




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17 Feb 2019 13:02:13
I get the whole "Get Ozil off the wage bill " thing but let's face it, he is still one of the best players in the world on his day and talent like that is not to readily available. So you take a massive hit on Ozil and buy what? Another player that could not get in at Barcelona or Citeh you then have their wages to find. Wish Dick would just swallow his pride and admit he is wrong about Ozil.




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29 Jan 2019 06:07:00
He was on a hiding to nothing taking over from Wenger and with a board reluctant to give him the funds he needs to rebuild. Give him 3 years and then make a judgement I reckon.





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24 May 2019 20:49:56
by going you mean going missing SY4 :)




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12 May 2019 20:32:47
Can only field the best 11 you have, let's just hope they don't improve too much.




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10 May 2019 21:14:18
I say give the kids a chance, can't be any worse than what we have been fielding!




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06 May 2019 18:32:38
I'm not 100% sure it lays at the hands of Emery totally, I agree he has not covered himself in glory sine joining but the players must know that they are making mistakes game in game out. Letting them continue to do so without being dropped or made to worry about their place is down to the squad he has inherited, its basically appaling and needs a major overhall.




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05 May 2019 21:30:45
If we play like we have been Raver i don't think we will even make it to the final. Enjoy your holiday.