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13 Mar 2020 21:10:06
Heard from the same person that told me saka is close to signing a new deal (is almost done now) that we could well be getting Thomas partley. Fingers crossed.


1.) 14 Mar 2020 10:48:30
lol Ed are arsenal interested in Partey?

{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

2.) 14 Mar 2020 13:28:04
Thanks Ed.



26 Feb 2020 19:06:35
Heard today from a few reliable people that sakas new contract is almost sorted and signed.


1.) 26 Feb 2020 20:32:09
I'd have been well shocked if Saka had left 16 mate, I think Auba summed the popular media up brilliantly when he said " why do they speak about things they know nothing about "
Ever since Arteta was asked on Sunday how important Auba was it's been non stop from the tabloids claiming to have inside information about his future, Saka last week, Auba this week I'm Just waiting for the rumors to start about Martinelli wanting out because he's been left out for Eddie in the last 2 league games.

2.) 26 Feb 2020 21:23:42
Aubameyang wants to leave Ed said.

3.) 26 Feb 2020 21:42:43
I didn't see him leaving to be honest but nevertheless delighted he looks set to sign. Auba I have no idea about and not heard anything. But really hope he stays.

4.) 26 Feb 2020 22:54:40
Hi DG I'm not saying he doesn't want to leave, he may well do but what I am saying is the papers are merely picking up on Artetta answers and making a story from them, something Auba confirms with " why do the speak about what THEY don't KNOW anything about "! The popular media are Just blaggers who are blagging 99.9999% of the time but every now and then like everyone else get something right by the law of averages.
It's good news about Saka 16 mate that's for sure mate.

5.) 27 Feb 2020 07:54:08
I hope that’s correct and Saka signs a long term deal. What a talent. I would like to see a few of our youngsters sign long term deals: Saka, Martinelli and Guendouzi for sure. I am intrigued to see how others develop: Saliba, Nketiah, Nelson, Smith-Rowe and John Jules.
In addition we have some superb talented players in their early twenties: Tierney, Holding and Pepe.

6.) 27 Feb 2020 09:00:03
I think it’s quite obvious and logical auba wanted to leave, but I also think a strong finish to the season and showing some conviction in getting players like Saka to renew will show direction and would give him something to think about at the least, we are improving under arteta and hopefully he will be a part of that.

7.) 27 Feb 2020 11:07:14
I agree Marshall, giving players a reason to think next season will be better if they stick around is the key to keeping most players happy.
Auba is 29? He doesn't have forever left in the game so it's all about what he wants to achieve before he's past his best.
If he really wants a real chance of champions league or premier league medals then we can't realistically offer him either over the next 2 seasons or longer so it's in his interests to leave, if he wants superstar wages like some clubs pay those and shouldn't make the mistake of trying to again either so it's best he goes elsewhere if that was the case.
If he's happy to stick around on really excellent wages because he likes life at Arsenal and is prepared to help us be the best we can be then I'd be very very happy for him to stick around, but having said that do we actually need to start selling players while they havr real financial value rather than leave for free at some point?
It's a trickyone and maybe there is a case for cashing in on older players whole we can too.

8.) 07 Mar 2020 12:38:54
Ed any truth in Partey link?

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal has not made any approach for Thomas Partey whohas been offered a new contract - but is awaiting clarification over another matter before signing.}



08 Aug 2019 21:06:44
Hearing some contract news maybe on the horizon! Lacca and auba. Must say great transfer window from arsenal and especially raul. Thanks to all the eds as well during the window.


{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

1.) 08 Aug 2019 22:02:00
Don't forget Wesley 16 mate:-) .
As always cheers Edwards one and all

And Wesley.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 00:00:33
Thanks again Ed’s, I know you all secretly love me!

3.) 09 Aug 2019 07:37:13
Very good transfer window in all accounts thanks for all the the hard work Ed’s and good look to the lads who went out on loan Eddie Nketiah will come back a better player.

4.) 09 Aug 2019 16:09:58
DG if I were you I would disappear for a while at least until late December lol. Just kidding dude.



25 Jul 2019 22:51:27
Hearing from various people that the Tierny deal has progressed well today and the clubs are only a few million away from agreeing a deal. In my opinion I can see this going ahead.


1.) 25 Jul 2019 23:40:46
With these last 2 signings, it should be easier to attract players.

2.) 25 Jul 2019 23:51:20
Ed also are Arsenal interested in Pepe? In a sense they’re looking to buy.

{Ed002's Note - You can easily search to find the answer. Pepe will not be moving to Arsenal.}

3.) 26 Jul 2019 14:08:35
He’s gone to Napoli.

4.) 27 Jul 2019 12:35:55
Term agreed with arsenal sky are saying and will be done soon. 72 mill fee agreed and apparently he turned down Tottenham as well. I don’t get it as no one said he was of interest to arsenal? Proper under the radar of everyone in here.



10 Jul 2019 19:51:12
So it's looking like we're turning our attention away from Zaha as we can't afford him or don't want to pay the money required. Must say this whole transfer ordeal has been awful from us in my opinion.


1.) 10 Jul 2019 19:56:58
It’s the same every year shambles of a club.

2.) 10 Jul 2019 20:24:09
Dont worry Belerin and Holding returning will be like 2 new signings plus there are no players available who could improve us anyway :-)
On a serious note, still 4 weeks to go to deadline day so all panicking is jumping the gun a bit, lots of players have been at the Copa America and African Nations cup including Zaha, although not all our targets will be involved in these tournaments other clubs targets may will be and lots of clubs want replacements lined up before being happy to sell.
I'm pretty sure come the 8th of August people will be feeling a bit brighter about things.

3.) 10 Jul 2019 21:47:06
Personally not panicking as there is a long time to go. Just seems this whole Zaha was pointless. Unsettle a player and get him to want to come us. And never really make any serious offer.

4.) 10 Jul 2019 22:18:15
He's still on international duty 16 mate, once he's home I'm sure things will hot up, I very much doubt we simply went out of our way to upset another club we may or may not want to do business with in future for absolutely no reason mate.

5.) 11 Jul 2019 07:58:47
31 days I think so that’s not long.

6.) 11 Jul 2019 16:47:17
Not at the bloody pace our negotiation team work at 😂.

7.) 11 Jul 2019 17:35:43
62 mate, when I started reading your post I almost thought wow arsene is joining the site, then I read your name 😂.

Its not panicking its just seems luke we are all over the place. But it’s possible that we are working behind closed doors.
The media is doing a great job confusing out of the arsenal fans with every day there’s a new name comes up.
As you say, leta wait and see and what’s the worst could happen, keep Mustafi?

8.) 12 Jul 2019 08:55:59
Hi Moe mate, the quotes of Arsene live long in the memory due to the amount of times we all heard the same ones :-) .
We have 3 choices as I see it mate, believe all the negative stories and get upset, choose to think positive and risk being disappointed or wait and see.
Because in reality there isn't much to go on regards history of Arsenal/ Emery partnership I think wait and see is the sensible option.
Arsene had trotted out the same old lines and played the same old Benzema Higguian Mbappe cards so often it was pretty predictable what was about to unfold each summer but this new regime We simlpy don't know about and there is only one way to find out how they do things and that's watching what they do this summer.
So far no crazy unbelievable quotes from Emery so fingers crossed.




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01 Sep 2019 21:47:54
Had a flick through on here and pretty much everything has been mentioned. Two things I'd like to add is firstly the positive. Wasn't guendozi brilliant today. To think he's only 20.

And a negative. Why on earth did emery bring miki on. Sanchez was struggling at rb. It was their weak point. Why bring him on and not nelson someone who'd run at him and a natural winger.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 22:01:29
Yes mate Guendouzi was absolutely brilliant and Pepe will score lots of goals as Lacasette and Pea already do.
We've conceded 31 shots in our opening two home games so we are going to need all 3 of them firing on all cylinders to realise Emerys 5 3 dream score on a regular basis :-)

2.) 01 Sep 2019 22:21:18
Im afraid we have an disease at this club that was started by bringing xhaka and mustaffi to the team and caused an epidemic. To stop an epidemic desease, you have eradicate all the sources. Until that happens we will need pepe auba and lacca to be on top form, every game.

3.) 01 Sep 2019 22:28:49
Just out of interest Steve do you still think Emery is the man to cure our long standing ailments?
To me he has so much more in common with Arsene than any other manager I seen.

4.) 01 Sep 2019 23:42:43
Gunner, Emery is our boss, he is the one to replace wenger, for some, that job is not possible. For me he improved us last year, minutely admittedly. Wenger was a legend in the first ten years but slowly sent this great club into decline, i expect the ascent will also be slow as well. Support the guy, the Emirates is alive again after being in a state of doom and gloom. We have to be realistic, we aren't going to challenge Liverpool or citeh, at least this season but top four has to be our first aim or Europa success, this season. He had a massive job on his hands after the state we were left in. I think he can at least get us back in the top four, i think he likes attacking football at the expense of defence but ultimately if we are getting better at getting results we can't ask for more, if we aren't, he will be out, i have no doubt. If we improve again this season our position in the league like last, for me, that is job done and onto next, if not, next manager please. I am happy so far and yes i see no reason why he should not be given time to try and improve us. Young players like Gouendouzi and willock are doing ok and he is helping them, when we seemed to be going a bit stale on getting young up coming talent to progress. I think when we get Bellerin, Holding and Tierney back, he maybe will get players like holding and Tierney improving also. If that is the case, happy days, if not, not happy days. All i can say is all this season will be ups and downs but the ups have to outweigh the downs for us to be happy at the end of it. I don't think for the record, he is anything like Wenger. He is proactive not reactive and he's not frightened to actually change things, like formations and personell. My big problem with him is what does he see in xhaka!

5.) 01 Sep 2019 23:58:42
Just for the record gunner, its all about opinion but there was one person on here who didn't want klopp to be our manager because he didn't know how to build a team that can defend. In fact he slagged him off vehemently. He said he was a clown and was an awful manager. Didn't you Sy LOL. So there's hope for Emery yet LOL.

6.) 02 Sep 2019 07:10:37
Sensible and intelligent comments Steve. There is much I like about Emery and he had/ has an almost total rebuild to do. The best starting 11 would now comprise of mainly his signings:
Sokratis Luiz Tierney
Torreira Guendouzi Ceballos

Add in Bellerin at RB from the previous manager’s players, add Lacazette and Aubameyang to complete the team. I would argue that Bellerin could also be replaced with a RB that can defend.
I like the fact Emery has promoted Freddie to 1st team duty and demoted Bould to the youth set up.
He has also weeded out players that were not good enough and promoted youth to the first team. We have only lost this season to the CL winners and drawn with the CL runners up. He must however sort out the defensive side, perhaps when the 3 is njured defenders retire will see an improvement.

7.) 02 Sep 2019 08:46:27
Fair comment Steve I was just interested in how you felt about him now days.
Personally I think if he chilled out and worked on 1 or 2 systems consistently for a couple of months and played the same team as much as possible we would get some kind of pattern the players would understand know and become comfortable with.
He seems to think he has to out wit his opposing manager in every game and frightened of being predicable, apparently Cellabos only found out just before the game he wasn't starting so I presume the rest of the squad only found out the stating 11 at the same time, was Emery so frightened Poch might find out his plans? Or wasn't he sure of the side himself until the last minute?
I definitely think he overthinks everything and as a consequence over complicates things for others around him.
He should put up signs all over his house office car that say KEEP IT SIMPLE Unai.

8.) 02 Sep 2019 12:17:14
You maybe are right gunner but that's is his style, i think. that's maybe why he's a bit marmite. Last season he was like it and were just 2 wins from doing the double. i'm sure it will be a rollercoaster this year as well, if we get a coconut at the end, everyone will be happy (well nearly everyone) but if we dont, i think he will be moved on.

9.) 02 Sep 2019 17:15:39
I'm extremely happy with that arrangement Steve, top 4 he stays below top 4 he goes. Sounds cool to me.

10.) 02 Sep 2019 18:00:21
Gunner, top four or points improvement and Europa win is within our compass. Its a results and trophy business. We have no excuses not to be in the CL next season. Emery hasn't succeeded for us yet but he hasn't failed either. I would have more confidence in him than Ole and Lampard (although i believe Lampard will make a top manager eventually) poch has his problems but outside the top two toots and us should be top four this season. I do predict Leicester will be a massive threat this year to top 6, how much will remain to be seen.

11.) 02 Sep 2019 18:30:05
Great post Steve.

12.) 02 Sep 2019 21:57:07
Steve, good to see you found your nuts again. I was concerned about you. yes, I did give Klopp some stick and you also missed off that I stuck up for Xhaka. Think I pointed that out on here just the other day that I’m quite often wrong and pigheaded but come on here to set me straight. Acknowledging that is a strength. At the time Klopp probably deserved it, must have read my post and made adjustments - I should take credit for his achievements 😉.

13.) 02 Sep 2019 22:11:40
Sy, you weren't the only one taken in by the fraudster. Lol. And yes you did say the other day, you got it wrong about klopp. Look you didn't rate him and that was your opinion, no shame in that. You got xhaka wrong and that is unforgivable. LOL.



12 Jun 2019 19:19:54
Unless I'm going blind and am missing something but is jenkinson still at arsenal. He wasn't on the released list and I swear he signed his contract about 6 years ago.


1.) 12 Jun 2019 20:20:38
Ed047 said he has one year remaining hence he's going nowhere this summer, he's not a bad player Just not a top 7 or 8 player but no smaller club can afford his wages so he's it's catch 22.
I'd have thought if we don't want Jenks Mesut ( and apparently Emery really doesn't want Ozil ) but their wages mean they would be financially mad to leave us surely us subsidising their wages for the remainder of the years they are tired to us elsewhere would be decent compromise that would save us some money at least.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 13:12:20
All premier league players are niot bad players, but Jenkinson in my humble opinion is not a PL quality player and it was wrong to have placed him a long term deal at a reported £40,000 per week. Due to his high wages and lack of Premiership ability it has been impossible to move him on. We therefore have to once agiain try and sell him, loan him out or face keeping him until his deal ends next season. He is one of the reasons we have a problem complying with the PL wage rules. Unfortunately, for many years Wenger believed in what he called a socialist wage policy, overpaying lower grade players. I believe he may have changed this in his latter years at the club, when huge contracts were given to players such as Ozil, Mkhitaryan, etc.

3.) 13 Jun 2019 13:15:16
Blimey how long was that contract he signed last lol. I don't think he's anywhere near good enough to be in our squad. But it is what it is right.

4.) 14 Jun 2019 01:22:40
The Corporal is a good Arsenal lad, but the closest he should get to The Emirates is sat in the crowd with his dad. He's not even close to being PL level and he lacks confidence in his own ability. His first game back this season, I felt sprry for him - noone would even look to pass him the ball- Ramsey particularly - he was lost out there.



30 May 2019 14:15:36
Really not sure what to say about yesterday. Was just a spineless performance we've seen several times this season. This season the players and manager need to take responsibility and sort this shower of rubbish out. And so does the board. Talk is cheap and need to back it up. Major points from this season on the top of my head

Start with the right tactics. Too many games we start wrong and make subs at half time

Emery needs to stop taking teams for granted. If he didn't do they we'd have got top 4

Anyone that doesn't want to play for us leave. Please.

Stop playing AMN at right back. He's a promising young cm play him there before we mess up his career.

Sort that bloody defence out. And get the right coaches in to do it.

Sort that wage bill by getting rid of players who aren't good enough. There's too many to name.


1.) 30 May 2019 15:25:32
Apologies for the language you had to edit there Eds. Clearly still wasn't in the best of moods this morning. Obviously could've gone on more but I'm sure we're all thinking the same things.



01 Jan 2019 14:13:50
Hi eds and posters happy new year. Just a quick question I saw a few days ago someone on the European site say thanks for the new sharkopod last week. Can't find a link as love to listen to those. Can anyone help. thanks.


{Ed033's Note -

Sharkopod 20 where Ed002 gives you the latest football transfer rumours.

1.) 01 Jan 2019 23:34:29
Thank you Ed.

{Ed033's Note - ok thanks.



26 Jul 2018 22:37:24
So what do people think about reine Adelaide leaving. What went wrong with him. Did we overhype him. Looked so good when he joined but never seemed to get a run in the team. Perhaps never deserved a run.


1.) 26 Jul 2018 22:45:15
We have had so many players who never delivered on the potential we paid for which has to be at least 50% down to something we've been getting wrong, hopefully Dick and co will change that trend for the better.
Joel Campbell could have been so much more than he was able to be at Arsenal and come to that so too Ox Theo and Jack.

2.) 26 Jul 2018 23:57:41
I rate him highly. Think will do well in France probably end up at Lyon or Marseille.

3.) 27 Jul 2018 00:18:40
In the latter half of Wenger's reign, very few players improved under him and many went backwards. It will be interesting to see how things change under Emery.

4.) 27 Jul 2018 09:55:05
Arsene was the problem but we and everyone else made him the problem.
Arsene Wenger is in no way a bad egg he just had too much power for one man to handle and because we all thought the world of him we were happy with than until it started to go wrong.
Arsene simply fell of the pedestal we the club the media and most of football put him on at his ultra brilliant hight.
We all have to learn from where it went wrong with Arsene and make sure we never again become so dependant on one man getting everything right every time.
Dick has a team plus apparently even Steve Bould speaks now days and that's how it should be and should always have been.




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26 Feb 2020 21:42:43
I didn't see him leaving to be honest but nevertheless delighted he looks set to sign. Auba I have no idea about and not heard anything. But really hope he stays.




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03 Jan 2020 18:56:02
Gunner62 I can only see Abu sticking around if aladdin is okay with it.




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03 Jan 2020 15:30:09
Ah Right I was thinking of playing time but that makes sense thanks.




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03 Jan 2020 13:08:47
Why would the youngsters turn round and want out? Holding is coming back from a big injury and Chambers is out for 6 to 9 months. What other young players would want to leave or am I missing something?


{Ed002's Note - Adding 30 plus year old players on huge wages is a kick in the gonads for youngsters at the club.}



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01 Sep 2019 21:43:03
To be fair if you read his goodbye message doesn't he say about wanting to go back home. Guy just went about it in a more dignified way than someone else did.





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13 Feb 2020 23:23:22
Pretty sure that's a minority of fans doing things like that. If you even call them fans Ed.


{Ed002's Note - Ok, I guess it is Ok to throw coins at Trevor Brooking then.}



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13 Feb 2020 18:45:41
Personally been happy with what I've seen with pepe. Just needs to work on his end product. Hopefully that comes soon.




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30 Jan 2020 19:59:44
Nothing wrong with that. Hopefully it pays off.




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28 Oct 2019 17:46:18
Yeah well done for calling that Ed. I doubted you if I'm honest but home my hands up and admit you was right.




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07 Aug 2019 07:55:21
Gunner62 he is standing in the arsenal top and takes it off and throws it onto the floor revealing the bourdoux top.