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30 Apr 2019 02:25:04
Ed 002 do arsenal have an interest in Lewis Dunk, to your knowledge. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - No, I am not aware of Dunk being one of the Arsenal CB targets.}

1.) 30 Apr 2019 16:07:21
Thanks Ed.



30 Jan 2019 17:38:26
Arsenal have signed "barca outcast" denis suarez, lol some of the media outlets on the web are gutter snipes. Very talented player, the only thing we need to find out is wether he copes with the prem. We have4 months to find out.


{Ed0333's Note - i agree Steve I think the guys a very good player. Really looking forward to seeing provide bullets to Aba and Lacazette. I don’t see anything wrong with this transfer at all.

1.) 30 Jan 2019 17:50:22
Emery knows him really well Ed0333, he knows what he is getting, so i'm hopeful he can blossom but at least we can try before we buy.

{Ed0333's Note - exactly it’s a win win situation for arsenal.

2.) 30 Jan 2019 19:36:46
Alexis wasn’t a first team regular in Barcelona before he came to us. So if Suarez can be anything close to that I would be thrilled. (Yeah yeah, I know Alexis was a better player, with more power to his game)

3.) 30 Jan 2019 20:42:05
The truth is Nor, Barcelona don't have many donkeys in their A or B teams, they can all play football and would get in a hell of a lot of first teams. He probably needs to play regularly to find his true potential. he's no mug that's for sure.

4.) 31 Jan 2019 01:51:15
Alexis was a regular, he was almost always in the team except for a handful of occasions off the bench or left out of the cups.
Personally I'm glad we've picked up Suarez but wondering who will make way in the side as a result.



14 Jan 2019 22:59:15
Ed 02 do you know if it is right we have been offered €10 by juve to let ramsey go. I know you don't like talking money but have you heard anything. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It is rather more than €10 but they do want him now and Benatia is another option.}

1.) 15 Jan 2019 13:10:21
I'd take benatia and let Ramsey go now.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 14:44:02
Just realised i missed the million out of first post. Doh!

3.) 15 Jan 2019 17:38:25
Yes, they have doubled their offer by adding a glass of Chianti to the bid Steve.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 14:42:52
Thanks for that Ed 02.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 17:52:49
One of the few fine things to come from Italy Epping . We should bite their hand off.



14 Jan 2019 22:56:02
Since the summer Ozil joined, Arsenal have spent on transfers £378 million. we have recouped £77 million. I think its plain to see why this club has been struggling.


1.) 14 Jan 2019 23:20:40
No question the buying and contract management of players has been woeful to put it mildly and that's why the Sven men have been brought in by the club. Who knows the club might just feel a little less nervous in future if they start seeing the assets they invest increase in value rather than simply vanish into thin air.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 00:14:09
The list of players we have lost money on or like sanchez lost out on when their market value was lost. Ok not now but his market value was £80 big ones, we got way below that in the deal. Gabriel, Lucas etc not big buys as such but bought and sold at a loss in a short time.

3.) 15 Jan 2019 04:10:27
Agree with both Steve and G62. I'd still take a loss on Mustafi if it meant getting rid tomorrow though. We desperately need a CB.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 06:22:31
We have been operating like that for years Steve, constantly letting players go to rivals for below market value and getting shafted when going into the transfer market too late as was the Wenger way.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 08:12:04
It seemed to all start with RVP moving to United a move that hurt Arsene personally, after that we seem to give any player who might just one day be a top player ridicules wages not to leave and of course the players quickly learned how to play the game with Arsene in order to get more than their true value in wages.



14 Jan 2019 20:21:51
This season is about transition and change, if people can't or won't give Dick or Tom or whoever enough time to get right or get wrong ( i don't know anyone who gets everything right and nothing wrong) then we can't expect anyone ever to come to this club and put it back. Dick is a very good manager, a very highly decorated manager, for goodness sake let him get on with it and let him get things wrong. Then maybe when it has been time to digest the level of problems that need to be addressed, then give him time to address it. The squad had ad still has problems of not his doing, he isn't Dynamo. Oh wait!


1.) 14 Jan 2019 21:32:05
Next up Chelsea United Cardiff and City Steve given its Dicks first season what would be acceptable mate, 3pts v Cardiff and free to concentrate on the europa league 100% :-)

2.) 14 Jan 2019 21:54:58
Amen to that Steve 🙏🏻.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 22:23:32
Gunner, our home record is pretty good, if we beat chelski next week, happy days, if we dont, i think pretty much cups all the way and a bit more experimenting with the team for me.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 22:36:55
Glen, I've never thought about being a preacher man. Lol Are they opinionated like me.

5.) 14 Jan 2019 22:53:53
What about United in the cup Steve? Do you think Dick can out smart Ole given he's been in the job slightly longer :-)

6.) 14 Jan 2019 23:55:00
Gunner, why not, we will find out soon enough.

7.) 15 Jan 2019 10:13:20
I guess so Steve mate. All hail Pope Emery.




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02 May 2019 06:13:16
Tough game tonight, Valencia no mugs, they drew home and away to Barcelona in the league, scoring draws both times and we saw last night what Barcelona can still do. A win with no away goals would be great but i think it will be tight.


1.) 02 May 2019 07:54:35
I'm looking forward to tonight's match. I don't know much about Valencia, but they have lost their last 2 matches.
Qualifying for the CL is vital in order to increase the funds needed to make signings and to encourage players to join.
In reality the EL is our best chance of obtaining CL football as finishing in the top 4 is now out of our hands, as we could win both remaining league matches and still finish out of the top 4.
We need to emulate our performances against Napoli to get through and need a fit Ozil to turn up.

2.) 02 May 2019 07:57:08
Almost impossible to call mate, 3 0 win wouldn't shock me but niether would a 0 3 defeat.
Which Arsenal will turn up?
We are back to that again I'm afraid.

3.) 02 May 2019 12:09:10
Time for some of the overpaid primadonnas to earn their over inflated pay packets 2-0 to The Arsenal.

4.) 02 May 2019 17:51:44
We have lots of 'overpaid', not so many prima donnas. Maybe some prima ballerinas.

5.) 02 May 2019 18:49:02
A win of something to nil would be brilliant but I just don’t see that the way we defend, as has been previously posted which Arsenal will turn up, the v Leicester then we will get hammered, the one v Napoli then we are in with a chance.



30 Apr 2019 21:54:20
Its got to be said, Ajax are a revelation this year in the champs league, not just because tonight (and the score may change) but some of their performances have been breathtaking.


1.) 30 Apr 2019 22:01:48
Just goes to show that all the money in the world doesn't make you winners, amazing job by the club.

Just need Overmars to do it at Arsenal now 😉.

2.) 30 Apr 2019 22:34:54
They've always run a club the right way and play football the right way steve, people also forget they've won the European cup 4 times and its the usual goodnight for us. I can't wait for the summer to come no spurs to depress the raver as I will be lying on the beaches in Thailand with a nice reefer and lots of senoritas after the ravers ripped torso 😎.

3.) 30 Apr 2019 22:39:00
Totally agree Akie, money helps but it really isn't everything.
I remember the Barcelona team that beat us in the champions league final and some of the players in thier team who had been rejected elsewhere.
It's about buying clever organisation and motivation every bit as much if not more than money.

4.) 30 Apr 2019 23:13:40
Raver did spell check change it from Senior Citizens?

5.) 01 May 2019 00:28:56
I like ajax and hope they win it, but their fans are a nasty bunch and let them down.

6.) 01 May 2019 07:52:33
Some of Ajaz's football in the first half in particular was outstanding. Dutch football during my youth was my favourite to watch and Cruyff was my idol. I loved the Ajax home shirt as it reminded me of an Arsenal shirt. Two of my favourite alltime Arsenal players were Bergkamp and Overmars, both products of Ajax's amazing youth set up.
Reports suggest that we are interested in Ajax's left back, Tagliafico. Was it just me, but did he look a little lightweight for the Premier League?

7.) 01 May 2019 09:36:26
Ajacks have indeed produced some fantastic talent over the years, didn't Kilvert David's and Sedoff and co all come through in the same youth team that went on to be champions of Europe? Or has time caused me to become confused about that :-)

8.) 01 May 2019 10:45:50
Ajax, its also a decent bleach powder. good at getting rid of stains.

9.) 01 May 2019 11:11:21
Gunner, I remember that team, Kluivert, Seedorf, Davids, Van der Sar, Litmanen, de Boer beothers and good old Blind in defence. I hope they will go all the way this year.

10.) 01 May 2019 12:42:49
They've always been Ajacks to me, it's what everyone in the 70s called them before we went all cosmopolitan and started letting other countries tell us how to pronounce things properly :-) , just because it was their language and their country :-)
Just because they're a Dutch club doesn't mean the Ducth people know what they're called anymore than we do :-)
If it sounds like Majorca then it's Majorca:-)

11.) 01 May 2019 15:01:40
Quite agree g62, they should also quit moaning when we refer to the whole place as Holland, bunch of snowflakes.

12.) 01 May 2019 21:02:48
I went to Holland in my mountain climbing days but it all went flat really.



21 Apr 2019 19:33:34
Now that was awful defending, what on earth was mustaffi doing. We looked like 11 different players who had never played together. But i do think we had two shouts for penalties. Bad day at the office and a result required at wolves.


1.) 21 Apr 2019 19:48:00
Mustafi is one of the worst players we have, I’d love a few days with him showing the basics of defending.

2.) 21 Apr 2019 21:24:54
BG, i think it more that that with him, the mistakes he makes are brain farts of the highest order. He is a complete and utter liability. i'm sure that the rotation today hindered the performance too. We don't know why certain players didn't play, maybe they were not able too but to have mustaffi, mavropanos, jenkinson and al ninny in the same team at the same time, got what it deserved.



19 Apr 2019 01:17:00
Our manager has more wins in his first 50 games than any manager in arsenal history. Wow!


1.) 19 Apr 2019 02:39:27
yeh i saw that and was just about to post and say it would make you happy to hear! anyone who didn't see, the list looked like this

32 - Unai Emery

28 - George Allison

27 - George Graham

27 - Herbert Chapman

25 - Jack Crayston

24- Tom Whittaker

24 - George Swindin

23 - Arsene Wenger

23 - Don Howe.

2.) 19 Apr 2019 06:02:59
Thanks eden, i hadn't seen the list, just that he had. Not to be sniffed at though.

3.) 19 Apr 2019 06:22:15
Considering the squad Emery inherited, plus a spend of only £70m, he has done a first class job. In a difficult transition season, having lost. 3 players to injury for much of the season, to think that we could be in 3rd place after Sunday's match and are in the Semi-Final of the EL is an amazing achievement.

4.) 19 Apr 2019 08:39:01
If we make top 4 or win the europa then no one can argue
Dick has done an amazing job in his first 12 months at Arsenal.
Last night was a fantastic results and performance but personally I'm still not convinced by the teams overall performances or Dicks tactics and team selections.
What ever happens next season and beyond it won't change the fact that in season one qualifying for CL football in either or both top 4 and or europa league would be an outstanding achievement.

5.) 19 Apr 2019 22:56:01
Impressive but I’d take Wenger’s first season over anyone’s first regardless of number of wins.

How many goals has Emery conceded in his first 50 games Vs the rest?

6.) 20 Apr 2019 00:15:27
Sy, i can appreciate you can't move on yet but that's your problem and that's something only you can say when you get over wenger. For me i can't think of any manager who in his first season could have done much better. Would klopp, would poch, would solschar, would sari, would Ancelotti or would arteta? who knows but to be in a better position than we are now would have required a minor miracle. i'm lucky, i moved on straight away and i'm loving it. Hope you can love it too soon. I've got my Arsenal back, i'm not a mardy sod anymore and i'm grateful.

{Ed001's Note - you live in a major dream world if you think none of those would have done better.}

7.) 20 Apr 2019 09:38:40
Steve, I have moved on. I said it was impressive. Wenger’s first season - he changed a failing team around and addressed its weak spots. Who cares about the number of wins in the first 50 - we had trophies in the first season as issues were addressed. That’s not caught in the past but a yardstick for your expectations to be measured against as I think your using a 5 inch ruler to judge Emery because he’s not Wenger. We don’t have our Arsenal back we just have change plus new hope and May be it’s that hope that’s skewing judgement more than reality. Either way - I WANT Arsenal to succeed and if Emery doesn’t improved next season and address the obvious then I hope we change again. I hope it’s not necessary as that delays success but that’s life.



18 Apr 2019 22:06:58
Great great performance from the team and the manager. I've always said we are a different animal with soc and kos in defence and we are. Grest goal from lacca and well deserved. Napoli are not used to getting beat at home and they were unbeaten this year in the CL, very unlucky not to progress in that comp. Two away wins and two clean sheets at tricky places. Well done Dick, you are doing a great job, with what you have at your disposal.


1.) 18 Apr 2019 23:08:32
Well played boys and great team selection Boss.

2.) 18 Apr 2019 23:29:23
You wait all season for an away clean sheet and two come along in 4 days ;-)
Excellent excellent results and performances against the competitions favourites both home and away.
Impressive stuff.

3.) 18 Apr 2019 23:43:27
Sy, very underwhelming from you. When we get beat we get a whole book. Lol.

4.) 19 Apr 2019 00:02:37
Gunner the key is having good central defenders, soc and kos have been amazing when played together, they are quick as well.

5.) 19 Apr 2019 00:09:58
I also think Ancelotti could have ended up at arsenal (would have suited me) but we went for the younger man and a project. It was great to see Dick out manoeuvre him and show that we probably did the right thing. At least with Ancelotti.

6.) 19 Apr 2019 06:18:44
Great result and an excellent performance. Koscielny was immense. Emery continues to impress in his first season a the club, already surpassing last season's points total and now reaching the EL Semi-Finals.
Disappointing injury to Ramsey, hopefully it won't be as bad as it appears.
I am looking forward to Sunday's match at home to Palace, which could see us move into 3rd place.

7.) 19 Apr 2019 10:57:51
Solid performance. relatively comfortable and great team selection. Made my night when Monreal popped off mid game for a pony in the Napoli toilets. hope he didn't flush it!
Cmon the gunners!




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30 Apr 2019 16:07:21
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25 Feb 2019 23:45:48
I would be very surprised if Gouendouzi was sold, he is an arsenal fan, playing for his club st 19. As a club the midfield duo of him and torreira are the future for the next three or gour seasons. The club should be building round players like him. I for one would be devastated if he is sold on for profit over progress. I don't see it.




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26 Feb 2019 00:11:52
We should be building a team round Gouendouzi if we are looking to break back into the top four. It is obvious that big teams will be sniffing, he is pure class but he is an arsenal fan and i think we will keep him for a few more years. Him and torreira should be the future of a great potential midfield.




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11 Feb 2019 20:21:07
I think we will get at least 3 new defenders next summer, a left back, a center back and a right back.




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04 Feb 2019 21:47:37
Am i right, monchi worked with Dick in the past. There may be legs, it may be people putting two and two together. Overmars is in the frame as well, i think.





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02 May 2019 05:45:41
Max, you shouldn't call you self cannon (although you are certainly firing a few) but "Hatchet man max"




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02 May 2019 05:23:33
Me and my mate met Cloughie once in a pub in nottinghamshire by chance and he seemed just a normal nice guy, my mate was clued up on forest and cloughie was impressed, especially as he was a chelsea fan. Gary Crosby apparently fitted his new kitchen for him, can you imagine any player today in the prem doing that.




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02 May 2019 04:30:56
No stoner, you say it because someone dares to think differently to you. you're not happy, i am ok with where we are. I don't start trying to belittle you personally because you don't agree with me. I disagree with you full stop. I don't call you whatever or whoever that's just disrespectful.




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01 May 2019 21:02:48
I went to Holland in my mountain climbing days but it all went flat really.




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01 May 2019 01:57:55
No, i'm strickly rom com. Lol.