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08 Jan 2019 13:01:14
Weirdly widespread rumours appearing that we're in for Carrasco. Hope not, myself - way too inconsistent - but does seem the kind of thing that someone made up and the other papers just ran with. Personally don't see Pepe moving until the summer, so depends how desperate we are.


1.) 08 Jan 2019 13:35:45
There must be a reason no one wanted him and he ended up playing in china.

2.) 08 Jan 2019 18:36:28
I’d rather Walcott.

3.) 08 Jan 2019 20:26:47
Very good player, who made a money decision and not a footballing one going to China. Top player for athletico scoring some important goals in big games. A lot of big teams were sniffing before he went to China, which was a strange decision and only he new why he did.

4.) 09 Jan 2019 00:17:58
The two clubs are owned by the same organisation Steve. My guess is it was a convenient way to both move on a player Simeone didn't like and transfer some assets to Atleti.

5.) 09 Jan 2019 09:21:19
I’ve watching him play few times and he was full of energy, personally I like him, and I think he could be a good buy. What the eds think of him?

{Ed001's Note - every time I saw him he was abysmal, looked utterly disinterested, though he clearly has a lovely touch and skill, he just has not got the application or intelligence to know how to use it.}

6.) 09 Jan 2019 19:01:28
When he went to China I was disappointed that we were unable to sign him, he looked pretty useful to me.

7.) 09 Jan 2019 19:17:38
It’s a funny thing because every time I saw him play he looked decent. You can get that sometimes.

8.) 09 Jan 2019 22:24:30
Axel Witsel came back from China and is a great Aaser for Dortmund. Why not Carrasco? He is a regular in the Belgias National team. I say go!

9.) 10 Jan 2019 14:50:16
Bring Walcott back he’s faster 🙄.

10.) 10 Jan 2019 20:28:42
Bring back Perry Groves - sure he would come back on a loan 👊.



14 May 2018 01:58:32
A few of my mates were at the match today and there was talk among the away fans that there is real opposition among the players of appointing Arteta, and some will actively push for a move if he is appointed.

No idea where this has come from and not sure how legitimate it is, albeit somewhat believable.


1.) 14 May 2018 06:44:55
I wouldn't be surprised, it seems like a bit of a mental appointment to me. There must be something about him behind the scenes, that has got him such a good reputation with out any experience. But I think he would have real trouble commanding much respect and getting people to buy into his ideas if they didn't work quite quickly. But we're any of these fans close to any of the players to know their opinions?

2.) 14 May 2018 09:09:42
Arteta would be a big mistake in my opinion, he was part of the cosy club mentality we had here for too long and would be too pally and weak in my view with the existing players. He appeals to the board no doubt as he would be a cheap option and would not demand the transfer funds we need. If we were to go down the ex-player route I rather Vieria, at least he was a winner and woudl command more respect. We should really be after Allegri for me, a bit of Itaillian defensive disipline would do wonders. The board are still scared of spending though by the looks of it.

3.) 14 May 2018 11:58:17
BIG BIG BIG mistake on a loot of levels.

4.) 14 May 2018 13:30:09
None of my mates are connected with the players as far as I know eden. I agree with the general sentiment that he is a poor choice.



12 Jul 2017 05:17:02
Some news from down here in Australia that Wenger sees Martinez as next season's cup keeper, with Cech set to start in the league and CL. Martinez seems to be highly rated by the boss.


1.) 12 Jul 2017 06:15:29
Which team is cech going to play in the CL for 😂.

2.) 12 Jul 2017 06:44:58
It makes sense although Ospina is still at the club and unless someone stumps up the transfer fee Arsenal require then he may remain at the club. If Ospina departs then Martinez moving up to second choice keeper makes sense as I belive he qualifies as 'homegorwn', with numerical pressure coming on the squad.

3.) 12 Jul 2017 10:38:33
ospins deserves to go and be number one. Martinez is worth a shot. good call for both players.

4.) 12 Jul 2017 16:24:53
I'm very unconvinced my Martinez to be honest. Seems just average to me. But again it's not like I've seen him a lot of times.

5.) 12 Jul 2017 18:16:13
Sano, man citeh probably, we are their feeder. Lol.

6.) 12 Jul 2017 19:40:07
Your prob right.

7.) 13 Jul 2017 01:57:26
LOL I guess I'm still in automatic mode about thinking we're in CL. Wenger really has spoiled us.



18 Jun 2017 01:46:49
L'equipe is reporting Arsene has told Giroud he's "not in his plans" to use their words. Strikes me as drumming up a story on a slow day, but I do hope he stays regardless, especially if we can't retain Alexis and even if we sign another striker. Is there any concrete news on his departure? I'd sooner see the back of Walcott to be honest.


1.) 18 Jun 2017 11:14:20
I'm pretty sure Theo will be seeing out his contract with Arsenal, who else is going to offer 140k a week?
As for Olly I hope he stays even though he's not the answer in a one man strike force he's still an asset in many ways.

2.) 18 Jun 2017 14:08:49
Sky saying that West Ham want him. Personally think its a good move. He would do alright for them and not sure he would be happy if we bought in Lacazette (mbappe just ain't happening) .
Definitely want to see the back of Theo but i know he's one of those players that will go somewhere else and start banging in the goals, especially against us.

3.) 19 Jun 2017 12:53:18
Who cares get rid of Theo.

4.) 21 Jun 2017 20:46:30
Who cares get rid of Theo (2)



06 Jun 2017 12:28:49
Hi eds, hope you're having a good summer for the moment because looks like this next couple months will be crazy.

Any news on Arsenal interest in Kovacic? Heard this morning that a club from London is discretely trying to make inquiries but could just as easily be Spurms or Chelsea.



{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 07 Jun 2017 08:50:44
Kovacic forgot about him. Would be a great signing.

2.) 07 Jun 2017 11:42:14
Arda Turan would be a great replacement for Cazorla.

Similar technical ability to ghost past players like Cazorla does.

Ramsey is a talent but can't beat the man directly in front of him.




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26 Nov 2019 20:18:03
Based on the corporate structure at Arsenal,
1) how likely is the structure to change to a one that can attract good managers?
2) if it stays like this, who is realistically the best manager we can get?

Emery obviously needs to go soon, but the question is whether we go for a caretaker or a full blown replacement.


1.) 26 Nov 2019 21:41:39
Caretaker gives us chance to change and reinvent ourselves in order to be more attractive to a long term replacement.
If we settle for all we can get right now we may well find ourselves in the same situation 2 years from now.

2.) 26 Nov 2019 22:27:58
A caretaker manager is just that and as a rule they are very temporary, you are asking for a miracle if you think we can reinvent ourselves that quickly.

3.) 26 Nov 2019 23:20:24
:-) Banbury.



05 Nov 2019 20:17:07
Xhaka stripped of the captaincy. Harsh but fair.


1.) 05 Nov 2019 21:13:39
Aubameyang is the new captain.

2.) 05 Nov 2019 21:51:58
Emery " he's no longer in the captains group "? Implying he was never THE captain just one of the Captains, this despite Emery making a huge deal last month about how the players voted Xhaka to be THE CAPTAIN.
Emery trying to limit his own clinlnb down and mistake rather than simply man up and say " I got it wrong in the first place ".
Maybe I've got Emery wrong but the longer he goes on the bigger I get the feeling his ego is.

3.) 05 Nov 2019 23:16:43
I wouldn't be surprised if his ego is huge, he has isolated star players before. Mourinho does the same, it's a power trip I guess.



13 Sep 2019 06:28:48
New contract for young Joe. I'm delighted, exceptional talent.




13 Jun 2019 13:59:30
Suarez has said that he got injured from his second game at Arsenal and was never more than half fit. It certainly explains why he looked so fragile and how a player who managed to force his way into the Barcelona side could look so awful for us.


1.) 13 Jun 2019 18:15:56
I read that too mate, but if I'm being honest I'm not sure how much of his frailty was due to injury and how much was down to him not being cut out for the Premier League.

No disrespect to him at all, this league has chewed up and spat out more talented footballers than him.

2.) 14 Jun 2019 02:45:30
I've never bought that argument at all, personally. Seems like a convenient excuse and PL marketing.



21 May 2019 13:55:06
Mkhitaryan will not be travelling to Azerbaijan as his safety cannot be guaranteed.


{Ed002's Note - He can go if he would like to and both clubs have played there before without any whining.}

1.) 21 May 2019 23:38:19
What's the clubs have to do with his nationality? Pretty sure he had to miss our game last time too. Not really sure the ins and outs of all the politics to do with why it's not safe for him to go if im honest.

2.) 22 May 2019 20:21:33
Imagine if it was messi or Ronaldo not allowed to play there or won’t because of there safety, uefa would move the game to a different stadium.




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03 Dec 2019 00:46:49
From what I've seen this season g62 it's three things. First, we get caught upfield too often and our defenders/ midfielders are terrible at tracking back or following their man. Of our midfielders, I have only seen Torreira do this consistently. Second, when we do manage to mark an attacker, our defenders curiously stand off him and allow the shot. See Pukki's goal for a prime example. This is a common habit of Mustafi and Luiz and to a lesser extent Chambers. Third, when we are defending and pressing, we don't cover for each other in the press so as soon as the opposing team breaks it, they have a huge chasm to stride into unimpeded before they reach the back 4. This is the main reason we concede so many shots. Watch Guendouzi and Xhaka for this and you will see how quickly our midfield gets bypassed.




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30 Nov 2019 02:04:26
Be interested to see if the club waits til January. Unlikely to be any money to spend mind you.




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19 Nov 2019 23:02:48
If we lose Torreira and keep Emery it will be modern Arsenal in a nutshell. The man is our best midfielder and he can't get a game in a position we desperately need him to play in. Every man and his dog can see our midfield is horribly unbalanced and our defence is absurdly exposed.

I'm not the sack-the-manager type, never called for Wenger's head in all his years, but I can't stand the sight of Emery grimacing and sucking his teeth on the touchline while Torreira sits on the bench.




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28 Oct 2019 02:49:50
This rumour is likely to be utter bull. That said, JoMo is the last man on earth I would want in charge of Arsenal.

Personally I don't know what we are meant to do here. I like Rafa Benitez though - and he is available.


{Ed047's Note - after the mess he’s left behind in his previous two roles he’s clearly past his sell by date and plays outdated football.

Why would people want that here 🤷‍♂️



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03 Sep 2019 01:13:10
Our display against Spurs was very encouraging, we were all over them for large parts of the game. The goals we conceded were poor but ultimately hard to blame on the manager.
First goal: individual error from Sokratis + individual error from Leno
Second goal: Utterly stupid from Xhaka.

If the football we put together in the second half is what we can begin to expect from Emery's team then I'm very impressed. Ironically it reminded me a lot of Poch's early days with Saints, in terms of the pressing, energy and attacking threat, but without the defensive stability (yet) .





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15 Dec 2019 09:28:47
G62, my opinion as an outsider to the UK (albeit one with Scottish heritage) is that Brexit was so dominant an issue that the public just wanted it done with. It needs to be over with for anyone to move on. I have some mates in the public sector (NHS, some ministries, etc) and they say that everyone's been pulled from their roles on to this nightmare so the country almost feels in stasis. Things need to get worse before they get better. Good chance they'll get a lot worse now, but hey ho.




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11 Dec 2019 03:19:01
Appreciate the viewpoint, and agree thoroughly about regret at how he was treated, but in all honesty I'm sick of hearing about whether or not someone wanted Wenger to go. It's not just you, it's fans all over from here to the Guardian to AFTV trying to, I don't know, act holier than thou with the benefit of hindsight.

The reality is that he began to struggle with the demands of the fans, of the club's new structure, of the endless cash injections from other owners. Regardless of anyone's opinions at the time, it's in the past and our opinions are now all irrelevant. All we can do is move forward and try to behave towards our manager and players with a little bit of dignity - harder for Arsenal fans than most, although at least we treat them marginally better than Chelsea fans.




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




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09 Dec 2019 23:13:57
Game changed when Torreira picked up the ball and ran with it. Before that it was almost as if they forgot that it doesn't matter how much you pass it without the off the ball running to accompany it. Hopefully Freddie can point this out to the squad and see some improvement before next week steamrolls us.




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06 Dec 2019 05:25:25
Can't disagree with any of that I'm afraid. I think this might be beyond Ljungberg though. This is the kind of mess that relegation battling managers get hired for. Bring in Benitez I reckon and do it soon.