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Best team moment: The invincible season


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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.



07 Jun 2019 12:23:23
Are we really as close as what I have been reading to Anderson and praet.

{Ed002's Note - As I have said, Praet has been watched. And nobody else is interested in him.}

1.) 07 Jun 2019 15:35:31
Is he any good in your opinion ed.

{Ed002's Note - I try not to have opinions about how good folks are, but a guide might be that no one else is keen.}

2.) 07 Jun 2019 19:27:40
OK thanks.

3.) 08 Jun 2019 17:54:54
I checked with an Italian cousin of my wife’s, who is a Sampdoria fan. He said both Praet and Andersen are quality players. He also mentioned a forward at the club who was the top scorer in Serie A last season.

4.) 09 Jun 2019 21:38:50
What a load of trifle. Why don't you start your own website, and maybe you could gather all your reports together of your neighbour and all your wife's cousins who are no doubt spread all over Europe and have an in-depth knowledge on, surprisingly, all our transfer targets. That'll be great. Chief ain't the word.

5.) 10 Jun 2019 08:02:59
Great reply Jack. Though my wife’s sister in law in Lithuania has said that her brother in Poland has a friend in Italy who’s uncle doesn’t follow football but said that Praet cooks a mean lasagne.

6.) 11 Jun 2019 01:31:02
There's only one Jack Wolfskin.



16 May 2019 05:44:44
Is the rumours got any truth real Madrid want augba.

1.) 17 May 2019 02:42:13
"Augba"? Have a word with yourself Stephen. Pierre-Paul Pogbameyang would be ashamed.

2.) 17 May 2019 10:40:26
Just bought Jovic, likely to get Hazard. Doesn’t seem likely unless they manage to shift both Benzema and Bale.



13 May 2019 10:51:28
Hi eds do you see arsenal selling laccazette in the summer I'm hoping him and augba
Sign new contracts.

{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely.}

1.) 13 May 2019 12:16:08
Is it true that Barcelona want him Ed?

{Ed002's Note - He is apparently way down their list and they have not made any approach - and I doubt that they will whilst other matters are resolved there.}

2.) 13 May 2019 15:24:33
Not that we haven't sold our best player and talismanic striker before.

3.) 13 May 2019 17:18:33
Hey Ed. Have arsenal ever looked at Coutinho as a Ramsey replacement? And have arsenal cooled their interest in Dembele?

{Ed002's Note - No and there will be nobody called Dembele moving to Arsenal.}

4.) 13 May 2019 18:14:17
For me Lacasette has been our best player this season and i don't want him to go but is he rally Barcelona standard?
I like the bloke a lot but I don't think he would get in the City or Liverpool teams so would Barcelona really be that keen? If so we might have a problem to solve but Barcaand Real (usually) tend to go for the very hottest properties at prices few can resist rather than very very good players.
Not slating Lacasette at all as I think the likes of Juve United Bayern would snatch our hands off for him but the very very top clubs?

5.) 13 May 2019 18:01:41
Tha ks for reply Ed hope we get them both on new contracts.

6.) 13 May 2019 18:29:15
I’d go for Wilson if lacca leaves.

7.) 14 May 2019 06:44:35
With reported wages of £250,000 per week being offered by Arsenal, plus a hefty transfer fee, I doubt there will be many takers. Lacazette is arguably the most improved player under Emery this season.



31 Jan 2019 16:16:51
Eds do you think that's it for players coming in.

{Ed002's Note - We’ll see.}

1.) 31 Jan 2019 21:32:52
We've got one so we've had many worse January windows, I know last year we got Pea but that was an exception to our usual low key January's.
There was Elneny and Kim Kalstrom before Pea but prior to that Ashavin is the only other one I can think of.
Would have liked some defensive additions but it's probably best we work on getting some kind of organised unit in place out of what we already have first so any new player who might join in the summer find it easier to settle in quickly.




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20 Jun 2019 13:08:37
If you could bring 3 players or of the same back to arsenal who would it be mine would be Bergkamp veira Adams.

1.) 20 Jun 2019 13:59:59
Sol Robbie Pires and Emmanuel Petit

based on our need of a winger, CB and CM.

2.) 20 Jun 2019 14:22:04
Tony Adams, Gilberto Silva and Ljungberg. Too many people forget about Gilberto, he’s a quality Cdm.

3.) 20 Jun 2019 14:28:40
Big Tony, Gilberto, paddy V

Wouldn't leak many goals.

4.) 20 Jun 2019 15:03:09
Big Tony is an absolute must and Sol to partner him with Gilberto sitting pretty just in front of them.
Tony was an absolute non starter as a manager but as captain and on field general he was second to none.
Sol was the founder member of the so solid crew
Gilberto just did what all top DMs do extremely quietly and efficiently week in week out.
Unfortunately we are so poor at the back right now there wouldn't be any room for Bergy or Henry in our 3 Most needed although they would top just about everyone's most wanted list by a mile.

5.) 20 Jun 2019 18:47:05
Tony paddy and Henry.

6.) 20 Jun 2019 23:12:28
Malaga - Silva and Paddy Vs Petit and Paddy

The midfield of Overmars Petit Paddy Freddie - amazing even if you replaced Freddie for Pele it’s still pretty awesome. makes me sad when I compare it to Elneny Granit Matteo and whoever how lucky we were and how far we’ve fallen.

7.) 21 Jun 2019 07:26:23
Sy4, I simply picked Gilberto because he was an invincible.



20 Jun 2019 13:06:59
Please don't say we would sell our striker to man u.

1.) 20 Jun 2019 16:43:12
We are not going to sell our best striker to man u Stephen!
Feel better now mate :-)

2.) 20 Jun 2019 17:11:14
Yeah lol.

3.) 20 Jun 2019 19:23:30
Cool mate :-)

4.) 20 Jun 2019 20:47:14
Well John, we sold Van Persie to them

Never say never.



18 Jun 2019 13:10:56
If emery does not do well this season do you think the board would go for allegrie spelling.

1.) 18 Jun 2019 17:03:20
Don't think allegri would be interested especially with the lack of a transfer budget. Sorry to be all doom and gloom but with the owners, squad and reserve funds there is no appeal.



13 Jun 2019 17:12:21
When do we expect to see players joining and leaving don't the window shut before Stert of the season.

1.) 13 Jun 2019 18:35:26
I guess we can't let people go until we know we've got replacements, imagine selling Mustafi then not getting another CB all it would take is a couple of injures before people complained about letting Mustafi go, same with Xhaka and others too.
Almost all of us want upgrades on Xhaka and Mustafi but we have to be sensible and make sure we don't leave the cupboard completely bare just for the sake of short term delight, they may both be poor in premier league terms but they really are better than no one Just in case of injury.

2.) 14 Jun 2019 00:56:08
Have to completely disagree with you G62. Arsenal's recruitment needs to be smart and vast, and funds need to be raised quickly through sales. If that means bumping off Mustafi and Xhaka without replacements, you do it and promote from the academy. I don't believe for a second that we can't find better players than both of them on smaller wages/ fees within our budget. We just need the interest in them from other teams. Ivan G, let's make a deal.

3.) 14 Jun 2019 02:43:40
I would rather play Chambers than Mustafi or Elneny. I'm torn on Xhaka but wouldn't mind if we got rid and played AMN or Willock instead. Regardless of incoming players. Don't forget Guendouzi can play that role too.

4.) 14 Jun 2019 05:00:23
Xhaka won’t be going anywhere, they like him too much that’s perfectly clear.

5.) 14 Jun 2019 08:04:29
Fair comment Ricky I personally would promote from within if possible or buy from the lower leagues if I had to in order to take what I could get for both Xhaka and Mustafi but I was looking at it from the club and Emery point of view in Answer to Stephens question.
I remember Arsene letting Gabriel go and then us being left short of CBs so was guessing this was the clubs thinking on not parting company with players yet.
Yes Banbury I think you maybe right but we're yet to finish top 4 with either Xhaka or Mustafi after consistently finishing top 4 before they arrived so it doesn't bode well if they are still regulars in our starting line up next season does it.

6.) 14 Jun 2019 11:14:41
To be fair G62, we didn't finish top 4 with PEA, Ozil and Lacca either, so based on that, we could get rid of any of them! If the manager has a plan for a system that they don't fit, and he can get players in that do, then why not let him make that choice?

7.) 14 Jun 2019 17:14:14
Yeah we did finish top 4 with Ozil Epping mate, he arrived in 2013 so 14 15 and 16 we finished top 4 with Mesut it's only the last 3 seasons we've missed out which coincided with the arrival of Mustafi and Xhaka and in seasons ending 17 18 19 we've finished out side the top 4 after going 22 consecutive seasons before they joined Pea and Lacasette joined an already Europa league Arsenal.
Obviously it's not 100% down to Xhaka Mustafi we've dropped out but I do think it's very fair to say niether has exactly helped our cause or been an asset over the 3 seasons they've been at Arsenal.

8.) 15 Jun 2019 12:57:46
Sorry G62, I should have been clearer, I meant as a front 3, and was specifically talking about last season. Although I agree in the players that need to be shipped out first, I think we shouldn’t be precious about any of the current team, and if the manager has a vision and style that needs wholesale changes, including the front 3, to bring in other (younger? ) players who already do or could fit into his plans, then so be it.

9.) 15 Jun 2019 17:09:44
Totally agree Epping mate no one is too precious to be shipped out now days surely, part of the reason we are in the mess we are in is players like Jack Theo Poldilski Mertesacker who professed to be and were described by many fans as (Arsenal through and through) and so became untouchable no matter what.
It's that mentality that's ran through the club from fans to player to management that's caused our downfall so more of the same would be madness and probably lead us to total European elimination rather than just champions league elimination that we have right now.
I've said for years everything about Arsenal needed to be a lot lot more professional and muxh much less cosy club friendly.



11 Jun 2019 08:55:55
Like to say thanks to the eds for your quick replies and the knowledge you have with our transfer targets that's why I love this site so much.

{Ed002's Note - An I love you as well.}

1.) 11 Jun 2019 17:17:19
Thanks Ed.

2.) 12 Jun 2019 21:31:02
Ed002, I didn't know you had a sensitive side! 🙂.

{Ed002's Note - I have several sensative parts. There is schedule of charges available structured around how you wish to use them.}




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22 Jun 2019 23:11:22
15m and 1 penny I hear.



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



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15 Jun 2019 13:30:30
I would go with
Holding sokeratise spelling bellerin monreal
Torreira xhaka rowe
Lacca augba Nelson but see who we buy this is who we have atm.



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07 Jun 2019 19:27:40
OK thanks.



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07 Jun 2019 15:35:31
Is he any good in your opinion ed.

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20 Jun 2019 21:49:56
It's been great to watch mate.



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20 Jun 2019 17:11:14
Yeah lol.



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20 Jun 2019 13:09:20
Probably just paper talk.



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11 Jun 2019 17:17:19
Thanks Ed.



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09 Jun 2019 23:03:14
OK thanks gunner.