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26 Nov 2019 13:08:39
Seen reports were in talks with allegri.

1.) 26 Nov 2019 13:40:27
Hope it's from Ormstein or at least someone not totally fluent in Boris:-)

2.) 26 Nov 2019 14:01:33
Latest from Ornstein Gunner mate:

"The current expectation is that Emery will still be in charge for the Gunners Europa League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night. Things are happening behind the scenes, with it now looking a matter of when, rather than if, Emery is dismissed by the club. AFC have already begun considering candidates to replace Emery, but it remains to be seen precisely when they’ll pull the trigger"

3.) 26 Nov 2019 14:27:47
That's extremely hopeful Glen, thank you for that mate, looks like the club do accept the reality of the situation after all, phew.

4.) 26 Nov 2019 14:46:50
I hope so mate! As much as he's a reliable source, I still won't believe it until I see it. As for the candidates they're considering, who knows? Ian Holloway to carry on Banter FC?

5.) 26 Nov 2019 16:12:21
He's pretty much 90% in my experience Glen, definitely not infallible but extremely reliable.
I just hope we don't panic and give someone a 2 or 3 year deal if it's not the man we really want this time but simply the best we could ge at this time, far better to appoint a caretaker Freddie or someone else on a temporary basis with immediate effect then take all the time needed and just wait and see who comes forward.
" If we build it, he will come "
Worked a treat for Kevin Costner in field of dreams :-)

6.) 26 Nov 2019 16:50:20
It will prob be arteta we get in the end.

7.) 26 Nov 2019 17:44:50
Big Sams available Stephen :-)

8.) 26 Nov 2019 21:53:39
Perfect for the relegation battle were in Gunner 🙈.

9.) 26 Nov 2019 22:16:46
Sam or Tony Pulis 93 mate :-)
Arsenal and Everton are the 2 longest serving top flight clubs in England and we could possibly both do a Del and Rodney in the Robin reliant ;-)

10.) 27 Nov 2019 05:34:11
Wolves boss is coming up as front runner now got to love the papers.

11.) 27 Nov 2019 08:08:57
That's the real problem Stephen why would he leaves Wolves for us right now? Why would Rodgers leave Leicester?
We are a mess on and off the field right now so rather than just take anyone that will come why not take our time by appointing a caretaker and the opportunity to sort ourselves out from what being an unattractive option to a more attractive option.
Right now we aren't an exiting proposition but we could be much more so by the summer if we are honest about where we've gone wrong.

12.) 27 Nov 2019 16:50:25
Nothing on his twitter page.



08 Aug 2019 18:52:04
Is thus deal going through don't look. Like it.

1.) 08 Aug 2019 18:55:00
They are testing my patience to the maximum mate.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 18:59:19
Same here.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 20:03:05
All done yes.

{Ed047's Note - happy now mate?

4.) 08 Aug 2019 20:24:34
Yeah thanks mate are you.

{Ed047's Note - yes mate I am, he is talked of really highly as being a great bloke and obviously a winner and that won’t do any harm in the dressing room, he’s no shabby defender either. Win win for me.

5.) 08 Aug 2019 20:29:49
Me to just needs to cut mistakes out.

6.) 08 Aug 2019 22:45:29
The more you do the more mistakes you will inevitably make Stephen mate.
The more involved you get the more bad decisions you will make.
It's easy to be a shrinking violet and minimise your mistakes but if your passionate hungry and a winner you don't hide away you give it everything even if it's not always perfect
David Luis will stand up and be counted for Arsenal as he has everywhere else he's been.

7.) 09 Aug 2019 00:49:59
True mate I'm buzzing fir the season now.



09 Jul 2019 16:04:19
Any truth that we are after the real Madrid winger.

1.) 09 Jul 2019 23:59:04
ED not to long ago, you wrote out a list of players Arsenal are open to moving on. Are any of them in talks with other clubs? Or of serious interest?

{Ed002's Note - About half a dozen have already left.}

2.) 10 Jul 2019 18:37:21
And what about the bigger names on our books that can actually add a fair sum onto our transfer kitty whilst also releasing some stress of the wage bill. For example Mustafi, Mkhitaryan and co.

{Ed002's Note - I told you they were available. I am not going to chase around giving updates.}



06 Jul 2019 15:14:03
Hi eds is Ryan fraser still in the frame for us or is that all over with now.

{Ed002's Note - There remains interest but RW is far more of a priority.}

1.) 06 Jul 2019 17:32:04
OK ty.

2.) 07 Jul 2019 12:04:44
Ed, so is the RW Lucas Vazquez? Is that our prime target and is he any good? What’s his main strengths and weaknesses in your opinion

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Lucas Vazquez (RW) Putting aside whether or not a firm offer has been made, Arsenal have been offered the player after Inter Milan eased their interest as their focus changed to other players. Vazquez is one of many Real Madrid players being moved on and the club will be open to an offer around €30M or so. West Ham also enquired about the player and Bayern Munich could turn to him as cover - which I doubt will interest him. Real Madrid could also look to use him to horse trade for other players. Arsenal have been unable to afford or tempt the players they want at RW and are looking to the likes of Vazquez and Malcom.}

3.) 07 Jul 2019 13:46:03
You say a RW is more of a priority, does that mean we will look to play Zaha on the right, correct me if i'm wrong but i thought he usually plays on the left? Or would you say that we hve moved on from Zaha ed?

{Ed002's Note - Zaha is a RW who can also play on the LW and as a S if needed.}

4.) 08 Jul 2019 08:41:38
Thanks Ed, i knew he could cover all 3 just thought he was predominantly a LW.

5.) 08 Jul 2019 19:05:06
Does S stand for Soporific?



15 Jun 2019 13:26:55
Ed when is your next shark pod I enjoy them.

{Ed002's Note - I am travelling for about a week - then I may get some time.}

1.) 15 Jun 2019 19:59:29
OK thanks look forward to it.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 01:40:27
It’s quiet out there transfer wise. No one knows how much to sell players for. Prices are crazy.




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10 Dec 2019 08:54:55
Do you think arteta is going to be our new manager I wouldn't mind giving him a try to be fair.

1.) 10 Dec 2019 10:11:43
No, I think it's more likely he takes over at City after Pep's departure.

2.) 10 Dec 2019 10:35:05
In truth I've no idea mate but whoever comes in its a lottery so I will just cross my fingers and hope for the best whoever they are.

3.) 10 Dec 2019 13:11:19
I don't think we will get a new man in before Jan to be honest I thought they would had some1 in mind by mow.

{Ed047's Note - there’s always a possibility stephen, we know the club has approached potential managers, one being Marcelino, reports suggest he’s even been interviewed but that last parts not a given.

Either way they could announce at any time to be fair but we wait with bated breath.

4.) 10 Dec 2019 14:20:28
Some say he once wrestled a tiger whilst simultaneously assembling a kit car, while others say day he rode a Shetland pony to grand national win at the age of 3, all we know is he's about to be named Arsenal's next manager :-)

5.) 10 Dec 2019 15:53:28
Is this manager any good Ed or is he another emery as we beat valencia last year I'd rather give arteta a try to be fair.

{Ed047's Note - he is supposed to build solid teams that are difficult to beat and did good things with Valencia, getting them into the Champions league and beating Barca in the Spanish cup final.

Maybe he’s someone who fits the bill in at least building us into a team who are hard to beat and can achieve relative success. Not a bad stepping stone and putting us back in the right direction.

What ever we do it feels like it will be a make do scenario.

6.) 10 Dec 2019 18:30:39
Yeah to be fair I’d rather try a manager who will focus on making us solid and stop leaking goals. Atleast if it doesn’t quite work out results-wise, we’d have a defence to build on which is more than we’ve been able to say for years!

{Ed047's Note - that’s what we need TPG, start from the back!

7.) 10 Dec 2019 18:49:40
Before Southampton who was Poch?
Before Dortmound who was Klopp?
Emery turned out to be a mistake but sometimes you've got to keep kissing frogs until you unearth a prince.
I don't know anything about him but I'd never heard of Arsene Wenger back in 1996.
What about Ancelotti is he available and if so is he interested in us?

8.) 10 Dec 2019 19:49:15
Appointing a manager with a ill-fated happy to win 5 3 philosophy to replace a manager who had to go because of his own ill-fated happy to win 5 3 philosophy was a pretty naive bordering on incompetent thing to do, to appoint a 3rd would show total and utter incompetence by the board and lead us who knows where.



09 Dec 2019 13:13:23
Emery to Everton if he gers it good luck to him.

1.) 09 Dec 2019 14:16:35
That's got to be paper talk Stephen surely?
But if true like you say good luck to the bloke and if he gets Everton back in the top 4 before we get there ourselves then we will have yet more questions without answers about ourselves:-)

2.) 09 Dec 2019 17:08:43
Sky sports it was on mate.

3.) 09 Dec 2019 17:52:14
Oh god 62, why do you do this to me? If Everton go straight into the top 4 under Emery, I think I might spontaneously combust.

4.) 09 Dec 2019 18:54:52
It would leave us all asking ourselves if we actually understand more about how thermal neculelar energy works than we really do about football urban mate.
Luckily I don't see Everton and Emery teaming up so we will never have to worry about it mate :-)

{Ed025's Note - thats all we bloody need G62 unai emery, lets hope its all speculation because he would be another nightmare mate..

5.) 09 Dec 2019 19:23:12
I've no idea where the story came fron Ed025 mate but I'm guessing the Metro or similar so you can rest easy mate :-) .
But I've got to admit it would be ironic if it happend and you and Emery found yourself in the champions league while we made the trip to Reading for a midweek league match :-)
Mind you it would be nowhere near as ironic as if Brendan pipped Liverpool to this seasons the title :-) it really would be time for them to give up :-) .

{Ed025's Note - more chance of the championship than champions league if emery takes over G62 mate..

6.) 09 Dec 2019 19:43:14
Yes Ed025 mate I totally agree with you that's why I can't for one minute imagine you taking him on in the first place, but still I do wish him well where ever he turns up next, much like with Arsene it was never personal for me Emery I just didn't like what he was doing with Arsenal during his time with us.



08 Dec 2019 18:19:36
Seen reports kovac wants the mangers job is he any good.

{Ed002's Note - Makes zero sense.}

1.) 08 Dec 2019 20:08:42
Him to us Ed no goid then ed.

2.) 08 Dec 2019 20:37:23
Meant good.

3.) 09 Dec 2019 02:48:31
God no!
The more I think about it, in our current situation we need an experienced manager such as Ancelotti or Benitez. Pochettino did a tremendous job at the toot and would be another option. None of these managers appear to be easy to appoint and wil not come cheap.



07 Dec 2019 14:25:54
Big dunc has done well getting his players motivated completely different to us just hope when we do finally get a new manager our players do the same abd show some fight and passion.

1.) 07 Dec 2019 15:24:25
We have serious problems at the club. The board should already have a manager in situ. The lengthy process they went through last time and this time is not sensible. The toot sacked Pochettino and immediately brought in Mourinho. They have won 3 out of four matches and are 2-0 up today. We should move heaven and earth to get Pochettino in. I have a horrible feeling we will make another error, most likely Arteta who may be a quality coach working under Pep, but has zero management experience.

2.) 07 Dec 2019 16:13:10
Who should the club have forced to take the job against their will? Poch Klopp Pep?
Maybe Allegri could be kidnapped and held against his will?
If the people you would like to be yiur manager don't want your job that's that in the real world RG.
Do you remember when you refused to accept Emery didn't sign Torreira and Guendouzi? Poch is your latest edition of non acceptance of reality and no matter how much you in insist and complain reality simply won't change.

3.) 07 Dec 2019 17:00:58
Good news our new competition ( Bournemouth lost ) hopefully top 15 finish can be secured soon.

4.) 07 Dec 2019 17:06:08
Hopefully Carlo Ancelotti - he’s been my favoured option for a while. Plenty of experience and a big name.

5.) 07 Dec 2019 17:14:17
Who wants to come to us then if they don't.

6.) 07 Dec 2019 17:21:57
Stop being so bloody blinkered 62 and have acceptance that we are crap ON as well as off and we don’t plan a thing, the board should have known Dick was going to sacked and planned accordingly instead of hoping a mild mannered Swede would do the trick .

I think you need to remove those lovely blinkered glasses.

7.) 07 Dec 2019 19:12:09
Yeah sorry Banbury your right, of course Poch wants to come as Allegri and many many more who would satisfy everyone, don't know why the board said no to both Pep and Jurgen when they begged for the job.
Your Sooooo right my friend, as always :-)

8.) 08 Dec 2019 03:14:45
That’s rich coming from you. I wanted Mourinho, you said no, he isn’t doing too badly! You wanted Freddie as caretaker until the end of the season, seriously! I want Pochettino, who is out of a job. Who do you want, who is genuinely a possibility, beating in mind; Benitez has a £20m release clause, Allegri doesn’t want to return until next season and was unimpressed with the selection system etc, Rodgers has signed a new deal, Freddie is clearly out of his depth and Arteta has zero management experience. Reports the club are not considering the Wolves manager, the Ajax manager is being lined up for Bayern. So who?

9.) 08 Dec 2019 09:31:53
That's the question, who is available to US? and Poch isn't so what's the point of saying we should get him on a daily basis?
You are right about me saying Fredie would be ok until the end of the season if no obvious candidate became available to us between last week and May, I definitely got that bit wrong because I genuinely didn't think we could be any worse under Fredie than Emery but I was wrong and we are.
You can't Just demand the board get someone who doesn't want to come that's fantasy football and not real life with real people making their own decisions.
We are in serious trouble and relegation is a real threat with this team, we've been to West ham and lost with better sides than this so tomorrow nights games doesn't look promising for us but it's no good taking in a full time manager who can keep us up but not much more so unless someone who we really feel can take us forward emerges from somewhere we need to find an experienced caretaker asap until a credible long term candidate makes themselves available to us which Poch simply isn't.

10.) 08 Dec 2019 12:10:01
As far as I am aware Pochettino hasn’t said he won’t consider managing Arsenal.

11.) 08 Dec 2019 12:30:38
He has said he would never manage a direct rival of his ex clubs Barcelona Portsmouth and as Arsenal are Spurs direct rivals that includes us.
Ed001 reiterated this last week and if you search for it I'm sure you will find plenty of evidence to support Poch stating this.
We all have two choices, to accept Poch actually knows his own feelings better any of us or to insist Poch doesn't know his own feelings as well as we do :-)

12.) 08 Dec 2019 12:44:18
Poch in January 2018 " I'd rather work on a farm than manage Barcelona or Arsenal "

13.) 08 Dec 2019 13:51:11
These were before he was sacked by the toot.

14.) 08 Dec 2019 18:43:02
Has he said he's changed his feelings? Surely until he actually comes out and says he's had a change of heart towards us or Barcelona we have to take what he last said to still be true, anything else purely wishful thinking and not the best way to plan for the future.



06 Dec 2019 19:53:05
Eds do you think arsenal would go for arteta as our new manager.

{Ed047's Note - I’d like to think not Stephen as I don’t think we are in a position to gamble and Arteta would be a gamble.

After the farce of taking on their alleged 7th choice in Emery where are they left to go.

Who were the candidates 8th, 9th and 10th on the list?

1.) 06 Dec 2019 21:02:43
Hope not - to big a gamble. Rather gamble on Freddie but ultimately rather not gamble

Let’s start again and rebuild from behind the scenes forward, top to bottom.

2.) 06 Dec 2019 21:39:24
I was just wondering as we don't seem to be near any one Watford have already got some1 in.

{Ed047's Note - as always in these situations there’s a mountain of misinformation out there Stephen.

One minute we’ve talked to the ex Valencia manager, then Vieira is a front runner, then we’re interviewing potential managers.

From there it goes to Pochettino is number one choice and Pep won’t stand in the way of Arteta going and if he comes Cazorla will be his assistant.

I don’t think anyone had a hint Emery was coming and I’m guessing it will be similar with the next manager.

3.) 06 Dec 2019 21:39:40
But thanks for the reply.

{Ed047's Note - I don’t think I’ve given the answer maybe you wanted but you’re welcome.

4.) 06 Dec 2019 22:49:16
First and foremost we need to find someone with a track record to suggest he can almost certainly keep this group of players from taking us down.
Secondly we need to find someone with that track record who would also actually take the job if it was offered.
Getting both of those things is looking pretty tricky right now.
Come May we can start again by letting players go and bringing in players who are new manager can work with but for now our priority is getting to May and still being a premier league team.

5.) 07 Dec 2019 00:15:51
Na mate you have no one knows whet our board do don't think they do.




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11 Dec 2019 08:50:39
I hope we get him but looks like he be at Everton.



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09 Dec 2019 17:08:01
Don't think many would want xhaka.



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07 Dec 2019 09:11:07
Madrid want to swap jovic for him be a shame but if he wants to go I take the young striker.



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28 Nov 2019 05:34:13
I thought our scouts were good Ed this is not looking any better at all is it.



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27 Nov 2019 21:17:37
Maybe he wants to see what happens with the manager and who the new guy is.




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13 Dec 2019 12:17:14
Thanks Ed never heard of that guy tho.



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12 Dec 2019 16:57:19
Who would you go for if you was part of our board ed.

{Ed002's Note - Jorge Jesus would be a good solution.}



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11 Dec 2019 20:07:59
Torreira will come good again.



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10 Dec 2019 15:53:28
Is this manager any good Ed or is he another emery as we beat valencia last year I'd rather give arteta a try to be fair.

{Ed047's Note - he is supposed to build solid teams that are difficult to beat and did good things with Valencia, getting them into the Champions league and beating Barca in the Spanish cup final.

Maybe he’s someone who fits the bill in at least building us into a team who are hard to beat and can achieve relative success. Not a bad stepping stone and putting us back in the right direction.

What ever we do it feels like it will be a make do scenario.



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10 Dec 2019 13:11:19
I don't think we will get a new man in before Jan to be honest I thought they would had some1 in mind by mow.

{Ed047's Note - there’s always a possibility stephen, we know the club has approached potential managers, one being Marcelino, reports suggest he’s even been interviewed but that last parts not a given.

Either way they could announce at any time to be fair but we wait with bated breath.