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27 May 2021 14:06:04
Interesting news from the journalist ramano who is usually spot on. Said xhaka has offers to leave as does bellerin. Also willian will 100% be leaving. Going to be a busy summer.


1.) 27 May 2021 14:26:29
Massive summer D16 which could see us revolutionise the squad entirely. It's great but only works if we buy sensibly. Soumare for example - moving to Leicester for what 21m? We need 4 or 5 sharp signings like that imo.

2.) 27 May 2021 14:33:55
I'm reading Mourinho is after Granit 16.

3.) 27 May 2021 18:45:50
Glenn, d’ya know what. I was thinking the same mate Soumare for £21m is an absolute steal. Leicester are about to work miracles once again by the looks of it.

They really do remind me of Arsenal of old, the way the clubs run, the way they conduct themselves and there scouting network is unreal.

4.) 27 May 2021 19:36:14
I wish Granit to stay I think he’s a good enough player and could improve slightly he’s just too cautious. He may be humble enough to play some supporting role loves the club and have experience.

People on here were wishing Holding be sold in the summer and I warned we may need him from January onwards, which proves to be the case. Although we have less games to play next season I think we need an experience or more solid defender.

Pepe will continue to improve as his psychology change, maybe it’s having a child and wanting to create a legacy plus it appears he’s getting extra in training.

My reservation is in the striker position because PEA has been found out. Keep him to his left and not let him get the ball on his right and he will fizzle out especially losing pace as he aged.



16 Apr 2021 10:12:30
Looking forward to that shark pod Ed! Just wondering if you had any transfer info on Eduardo Camavinga. I keep seeing arsenal. Linked with him and meant to be quite the talent!


{Ed002's Note - He certainly will not be moving to Arsenal.}

1.) 16 Apr 2021 10:36:38
Because we are crap Ed or because we aren’t interested?

2.) 16 Apr 2021 12:02:01
Thanks Ed. Probably just the usual click bait rumours. Meant to be a really good player.

3.) 16 Apr 2021 15:11:00
Dags where was you last night when we was superb?

Or do you only turn up when things are not good?

4.) 17 Apr 2021 03:56:41
I do not think we will get him but Edd I am sure you said Pepe would definitely not be moving to Arsenal at one point.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, no problem. Obviously I have been misleading you so I won't provide any more information to the Arsenal page.}

5.) 17 Apr 2021 11:16:30
Just be honest mate. Beating one team doesn’t mean anything, let’s not be naive.

6.) 18 Apr 2021 11:19:34
Well done RG.



03 Oct 2020 12:27:38
Still getting people usually spot on telling me aoaur and partey will joining. Leaving it late aren't we.


1.) 03 Oct 2020 12:30:56
Hi Ed, with Marc Roca now going to Bayern, do you still expect Atletico to want arsenal to pay the release clause? Or do they have another replacement in mind?

{Ed002's Note - It changes nothing.}

2.) 03 Oct 2020 12:59:25
I font think we will mate.

3.) 03 Oct 2020 13:05:29
Thanks ed.

4.) 03 Oct 2020 17:10:59
D16, we don't have enough players leaving to be able to bring 2 in bud.

5.) 03 Oct 2020 20:29:56
Glenn is absolutely right here.
We are at 19 in our squad with Non HG Above 21 players whereas it can only be 17.

So we need 4 to leave to get 2 in. Even if we had all the cash.

Torreira, Kolasinac, Sokratis are the closest out.

Means we can only sign 1 even if all 3 leave.

Not being able to Move These 3 early, add Mustafi, Chambers, Ozil, Matteo to this might be the reason we did leave it this late?

Would be interesting as to which 2 we sell or leave out of our squad if it doesn't happen till the end. We might be forced to let Torreira join AM for a loan fee without Partey/ replacement by the likes of it.

Mismanagement in all levels by the hierarchy in place at the club.
Eds were right about it being a mess all along!



27 Aug 2020 15:12:01
There's a photo shoot being done today. May have even finished as there was pictures around half idea who it is I presume gabriel or aubameyang.


1.) 27 Aug 2020 17:51:38
After I've posted this I saw Ian Wright online saying he was on the way too the Emirates for the BBC. Was probably them haha.

2.) 27 Aug 2020 18:15:29
Yeah it's easy to forget it's the charity shield Saturday so I'm sure there will be a lot of media attention around Arsenal and Liverpool over the next few days D16 mate.



13 Aug 2020 16:34:47
Hearing quite a few rumours of Luiz going to rennes. Strange as he just signed a new contract but thought worth a share.


1.) 13 Aug 2020 20:16:32
Stranger things have happened D16 mate like Clive Allen joining and leaving us without ever playing for us but I'd rate these Luis rumours along the lines of a ufo landing in trafalgar square mate.

2.) 13 Aug 2020 22:25:58

3.) 14 Aug 2020 02:08:55
Willian 220k a week what a shambles.

4.) 14 Aug 2020 02:39:31
Ed I watched Upamecano today against Athletico. I mean for what, a 21 year old? He was insanely reliable. Linked with a good CB partnership which could be Saliba, he’d be unreal. He looks like he would be a good investment/ buy if an opportunity arises, no? Tell me we’re still interested in him.
(Yes if we can offload a few CBs in the process, maybe make a little aid to the kitty. )

{Ed0666's Note - I’m pretty sure eds 002 said PSG and City were talking to his people...I’ve eulogized about this kid for ages he’s a monster of a CB...Theres more chance of Arsenal Wenger playing for spurs than Upamecano signing for the Gunners mate.




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02 Aug 2021 12:22:02
One of many things I've taken from the last 2 friendly games is that we need another goalkeeper. Leno has looked awful still playing out from the back and only has 2 years left on his contract.


1.) 02 Aug 2021 13:23:23
EMI? :D.

2.) 02 Aug 2021 13:29:05
Yep agreed 16 but we know which keeper we should have got rid of - even M Ryan looked better . The Leno issue is a real scratch of the head moment.

3.) 02 Aug 2021 14:15:20
D16 don’t forget striker as well. We have scored four goals in the three pre-schedule friendly games and only one striker got on the score sheet being Nketiah.



27 Jul 2021 12:21:31
Now obviously none here will know the exact answer but I'm seeing so many varane vs white comparisons regarding the fee.

I don't understand what the debate is. One is 28 with 10 months on his contract and the other is 23 with high potential. Now I get we could argue whites fee is too high. Who knows it might still be a bargain. But is varane actually cheaper tho? It may look cheaper on paper with the fee but I can guarantee he is on a lot higher wages with a big signing on fee. I'd imagine when signings are made they look at the whole cost including contracts.

Thought some might need to consider the bigger picture of contracts and fees before worrying we've overspent.


1.) 27 Jul 2021 13:38:59
I don't get the overspending concerns either D16, if White turns out to be as effective as Partey and Gabriel were in thier first season with us will we really be upset about his fee or his lack of impact on team performance?

On the other hand if he is an instant hit who dramatically improves us and leads us back to top 4, will we being saying " yes but I'm still not sure we should have bought him at that price "

To us fans it's Totally irrelevant how much he cost, all that matters to us rally is how he plays in Arsenal shirt.

2.) 27 Jul 2021 14:28:36
Exactly D16.

The Varane deal equates to something like 150m.

The White deal is somewhere in the region of 75m!

3.) 27 Jul 2021 16:39:53
It could be worse we could have paid 80 mil for Maguire.

{Ed014's Note - exactly mate, White had a great season with Leeds when they got promoted, another good season with Brighton last year and is an ever improving player.

Maguire is a donkey, not a fan of Varane who has been hiding behind Ramos for way too long and needs to prove himself in the prem next to the refrigerator.

To be fair United could sign Messi but they still have the Norwegian clown at the helm.

4.) 27 Jul 2021 21:19:44
Potential and if is what we are relying on it seems - and 62 it does matter mate, as I’ve said before, the defence weren’t that bad last season, the 50 mill could have been spent elsewhere- I’m expecting White to hit the ground running as he’s full of PL experience. I’m hoping he’s worth it BUT I don’t see it ……. just my opinion though folks.

5.) 27 Jul 2021 21:20:42
ED I can’t stand Maguire but after the euros I couldn’t label him as a donkey mate, he had a good tournament.

{Ed014's Note - maybe a donkey was a little harsh, “nothing special” would have sufficed.

He scored a great penalty I’ll give him that but he really doesn’t inspire me at all.

6.) 27 Jul 2021 22:18:52
If the Euros are your criteria for 'not a donkey' Oxford you must be a big Xhaka fan!

{Ed014's Note - 😂😂

7.) 28 Jul 2021 09:27:42
Oxford mate I may not agree but you're always entitled to your own opinion it's what makes this site great. One thing I'd like to ask you. You say the money would be better spent elsewhere because we had a good defensive record last season. Was that because the defenders were good or because we sacrificed our attacking play to be more defensive due to a lack of quality back there. Better defenders like white might mean we can attack more 👍.



03 Jul 2021 09:36:43
The whole saliba situation really is odd. Anyone know if arteta just doesn't like the guy or if he's just plain and simply not ready yet. Seems such a waste of money signing spending 3 out of his 5 year contract on loan after paying 27m for him.


1.) 03 Jul 2021 12:32:29
Yeah. Very odd. There’s obviously
more to it.

2.) 03 Jul 2021 12:42:25
I think it's a question we will never be sure of the answer to D mate.

Anti Arteta fans will claim it's personal while pro Arteta fans will claim Arteta is acting for the future benefit of both player and the club.

There is one thing for sure and that's that none of Saliba Arteta or the club itself is going to come out and say anything that makes them look bad, so much like Ozil and others it will be down to everyone to chose what they believe lays behind the surface.

3.) 03 Jul 2021 13:35:28
Let's hope it all works out for both the player and the club, I have never seen him play, but somebody thought he was worth 27 mil as a 19 year old. It would be good to know what happened with Ozil, he not lighting it up at Fenerbahce, sadly his type of player has been passed bye in todays high press game.

4.) 03 Jul 2021 14:24:04
I think the only worry for me is it was a Raul deal I believe. And I swear that guy made some questionable decisions.

5.) 03 Jul 2021 15:27:25
What we know for sure is the lads a talent that isn't being given a chance at Arsenal the real reason for that is only known by Arteta and whoever is if anyone is making the decision for or with Mikel.

If Mikel made a statement saying it was purely for footballing reasons, would we belive that D?
Personally I wouldn't because it doesn't make sense to me but who knows.

6.) 03 Jul 2021 17:52:41
That's very true 62. I guess we just have to trust all the guys this is the best move for him.

{Ed014's Note - if we don’t use Saliba I for one will be raging!🤬

I don’t know why but I have a thought that Saliba was unhappy with the club for not allowing the loan back to France when he had issues in his family.

Arteta needs to get over that if the lad had a go at him and there will literally be no excuse for not keeping him.

7.) 03 Jul 2021 18:12:03
if it really is a grudge of some kind it needs to be let go of, yesterday!

An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.

8.) 03 Jul 2021 19:31:16
There will be some interesting conversations about Arsenal if both Saliba and Guendouzi end up at Marseilles!

{Ed014's Note - you’re not wrong there Sally



26 Jun 2021 14:02:17
Wouldn't surprise me if we're planning on playing Ben white at right back. Played there several times for Brighton even against us last season unless I'm mistaken.




25 Jun 2021 11:14:27
I do see a lot of people thinking as perhaps didn't need to strengthen the defensive as much as we are about too. Feel the good defensive stats last season are very misleading. Does anyone else think we looks so good defensively because of how negatively we played. Perhaps due to a lack of quality at the back we really did sacrifice our attacking play hence the good defensive record.

Hopefully Ben white adds that quality we need so we can start playing more attacking football.


1.) 25 Jun 2021 12:48:34
For me D16 I just didn't see 50m on a CB as the most important signing to be made. With that being said, I am a massive fan of White and he's a classy defender.

We do really need depth at LB and RB and you could argue that we need a new starting RB with Bellerin potentially leaving. That and at least 2 CM's. There will a lot more players leaving this summer and I'm just hoping we don't leave ourselves short elsewhere because we pursued another CB, even though we have Saliba literally waiting in the wings for a shot.

2.) 25 Jun 2021 14:06:30
Agree with you there Glenn. Watching white tho I wonder if there's a chance we could see him at rb a lot more than we think. I'd also yes the money should be spend elsewhere however let's see what else they do during the window.

As for saliba personally don't buy into the whole he deserves a chance why we signing white. I think he will get a chance as we really are limited in cbs. Saliba white mari gabriel and holding.

3.) 25 Jun 2021 16:17:12
Yeah we'll see mate. Saliba is one of the best talents at CB for his age and it bewilders me that he hadn't even had a kick yet apart from that pre season game. Weird.

4.) 25 Jun 2021 16:27:12
I've seen rumours Rob might be going to Newcastle D16.

5.) 25 Jun 2021 16:59:04
Do you guys see MA playing white in the RB/ CB role, as in as play moves into attack he moves across into the 3 CB role allowing KT to get forward more?

6.) 25 Jun 2021 17:39:30
I think he will be the best thing in our CB if we sign him. Lots of positive in it or could come out of it. He's young, calm and homegrown features I believe MA is looking for.

Looks more likely he will play alongside Gabriele (he and Holding seems to play in the same position and Holding is awful on the left) who still needs to settling in as he gets sucked in quite easily but with a little aggression to make the opponent wary.

7.) 25 Jun 2021 20:31:53
50 mill on a CB isn’t money well spent.

8.) 25 Jun 2021 23:24:25
How so Oxfordshire.

9.) 26 Jun 2021 00:05:36
D16 - totally agree with you. I don’t think Arteta knows how to get balance anywhere. Decisions, starting 11: set up etc etc. Mostly he either played dull boring rigid football and hence good defence but crap attack / creativity or he would throw to much in attack ( very rare ) and leave us exposed.

Think your conclusion is spot on.

10.) 26 Jun 2021 01:26:29
Exactly sy4. I'm just really hoping it was more down to lack of quality rather than something he wants to do going forward and continues to be so indecisive. Time will tell.

11.) 26 Jun 2021 11:52:06
D16 so you think it’s money well spent? An inexperienced CB for 50 million? When we have CB’s.

12.) 26 Jun 2021 12:10:29
It depends mate. If we are sitting here at the end of the window not having spent in needed positions then yes it's a silly move. If we also invest in the other areas then it's fine. Need to reserve judgement until the end of the window.




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30 Jul 2021 20:39:15
Isn't it around 15m euros ed. Doesn't sound a good offer in my opinion.


{Ed002's Note - Arsenal want €20M. The player wants out.}



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30 Jul 2021 20:38:24
Why should we sell him on the cheap. Rather him in the squad to elneny to be honest.




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16 Jul 2021 11:44:41
Behave Ed we're currently joint top!




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05 Jul 2021 20:53:34
I personally think that's not it mate. I reckon his agent has given an indication he is interested. Which I don't think he is but it'll earn him a bigger contract at arsenal as they're negotiating now.




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21 Jun 2021 23:50:24
Interesting with torreira what happened to him at arsenal. I always got the impression he struggled to settle in England. And as good as he was with emery don't forget he suddenly started playing him as a number 10 which seemed to kill his confidence. I'd imagine if he was already unsettled that didn't help.





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02 Aug 2021 00:29:54
Pretty sure the invincibles didn't win any pre season games. So I read.




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28 Jul 2021 09:27:42
Oxford mate I may not agree but you're always entitled to your own opinion it's what makes this site great. One thing I'd like to ask you. You say the money would be better spent elsewhere because we had a good defensive record last season. Was that because the defenders were good or because we sacrificed our attacking play to be more defensive due to a lack of quality back there. Better defenders like white might mean we can attack more 👍.




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26 Jul 2021 23:06:04
Agree 62 I always thought he'd be great in a 2 as his link up play was top notch.




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26 Jul 2021 23:03:01
Anyone want to give me a pound every time Oxford complains in a post 😜.




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26 Jul 2021 19:25:07
I think many of us forget just how much of a liability he was. He missed so many chances. I think it's more lacazette perhaps didn't live up to expectations. Giroud certainly needed replacing at the time

Perhaps we should've looked elsewhere.