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07 Sep 2021 14:30:32
Hi Ed002. Do you reckon Elneny will leave arsenal this window? I saw that Turkish teams are trying to buy him.


{Ed002's Note - Only if the permanent move/wage issue can be resolved.}

1.) 08 Sep 2021 13:04:45
Thank you.



09 Aug 2021 13:59:27
Hi Ed do you know if Brighton and arsenal have had talks about nketiah? Is there any possibility for a deal involving Bissouma or will these be completely unrelated?


{Ed002's Note - Brighton are keen on adding a striker and he is an option. It is nothing to do with Bissouma.}

1.) 09 Aug 2021 15:16:06
Thank you.



06 Aug 2021 12:13:34
Hi Ed, a question which relates to arsenal and Liverpool. Do you think Bissouma will stay at Brighton this season? Given Liverpool's financial situation and arsenal keeping xhaka.


{Ed002's Note - Yves Bissouma (CM/DM) Brighton will resist any approaches although the player has made known his desire for the club to consider offers for him but has not formally requested a transfer. He shares a "representative" with Pepe who he spent a season with at Lille and he failed to persuade Arsenal to move for him - and since then Arsenal have signed Partey and a change in the decision process at Arsenal means any move is only possible if they can clear the clutter of Torreira, Xhaka and Guendouzi - then they could look to him to play alongside Partey - but Xhaka is now staying. He is a significant upgrade on Xhaka and Elneny and will add experience with Dani Ceballos departing. Arsenal are working hard to sell players to make space for him but are struggling right now. Interest of Spurs will have departed with Mr Mourinho. Monaco may also provide an option but I suspect the price will be too high for them and they have a first choice preference. He is another who would be off to the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2022 and not Home Grown makes him less attractive to most English sides although Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester have spoken with his representative, but Leicester have another solution pretty agreed already. He is not first choice for Manchester City but they could return - Manchester United do not currently have space in the midfield and have a preferred target - Liverpool interest remains but they may not have the money. There is a further complication in that his family is directly involved in all major decisions.}

1.) 06 Aug 2021 13:42:01
Thanks Ed, such a comprehensive insight and much appreciated.

2.) 06 Aug 2021 18:48:14
Thanks for that Ed.



24 May 2021 18:46:05
Hi ed002. Would you please provide us with a treat and name the final CDM arsenal are looking at please. From your posts I know it's bissouma; Berge and someone else. Think everyone here will really appreciate it.


{Ed002's Note - It will end up with me being abused and being told I am misleading you again. Not worth the grief.}

1.) 24 May 2021 21:02:23
No you won’t ed I think everyone knows how much we appreciate you all.

2.) 24 May 2021 21:07:44
Ahh no worries Ed. The real posters really do respect you and the other Ed’s though mate.

3.) 25 May 2021 10:12:03
The trouble is Dags, we can all appreciate it but the info is accessible to everyone. If Ed provided information then the people who do hurl the abuse his way still get to see it. It's a case of the minority spoiling it for everyone else unfortunately.



31 Mar 2021 13:13:12
Hi Ed, I saw before you said Hakimi didn't find arsenal an attractive club. Would you said securing champions league football helps with being attractive or is being attractive deeper than this?


{Ed002's Note - Being in the Champions League would certainly help.}

1.) 31 Mar 2021 15:26:09
Thanks Ed.




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19 Aug 2021 10:59:40
Hi ed001, hope your doing well. You should know by now that your my number one scout, so what's your overall opinion on the Ramsdale deal? He hasn't impressed me personally but he's only just turned 23 so still has so much time to be a top keeper, but I'm probably talking rubbish. What's your thoughts?


{Ed001's Note - well he is only 23, so he has got time to learn and improve, but his big problem is when he is asked to play out from the back. His confidence was destroyed at Bournemouth trying to do it and failing, it took him a while at Sheff Utd to recover it. He did that by staying on his line and not playing out from the back. I just don't see why Arsenal are signing him. It is not that he is a particularly bad keeper, he just doesn't suit Arsenal's way of playing. He gets lost off his line and is not comfortable.}

1.) 19 Aug 2021 13:18:35
Trish, is ramsdale an improvement in Leno.

{Ed001's Note - not at playing out from the back, no. If they were both playing their game, then he is a much more athletic keeper than Leno, so more likely to stop those shots Leno seems to let in. So a step forward I would say. Plus with a much higher ceiling to improve. Oh and, hopefully, he will not be at odds with the keeper coach, which will make a lot of difference.}

2.) 19 Aug 2021 13:30:51
Thanks mate.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mal. Fingers crossed for you he makes a difference.}

3.) 19 Aug 2021 13:52:10
I may be way off, but it looks to me that a Leno replacement is wanted due to his lack of ability to play out from the back. Sounds like Ramsdale may suffer in the same way, so a very odd signing for me. Granted I have hardly seen him play, so have nothing to base my perspective off.

4.) 19 Aug 2021 15:06:56
I don't see why we play out from the back as we have no players that are quick on the turnfrom the back or midfield.

5.) 19 Aug 2021 15:24:38
Thanks Ed, hope Liverpool come 6th this season mate :)

{Ed001's Note - yeah thanks mate, so good of you!}

6.) 19 Aug 2021 18:42:51
I’ve got a few mates that’s are blades season ticket holders and they rate him highly, some higher than henderson. Fingers crossed he will develop well, the fans get behind him and he will be our number one for years to come.

7.) 19 Aug 2021 22:42:56
Out of interest Ed do you think leno is good at playing it out from the back? Personally think he reads the game so poorly and doesn't spot danger. If I have to watch xhaka run towards him shouting for the ball with two players behind him then leno passing him the ball for it to be lost two seconds later I might get my gloves out and put my name forward for number one.

{Ed001's Note - no I don't think he is very good at it. He hasn't got the intelligence for it. You are right about that kind of stupid pass, an intelligent player would see that if there are 2 on Xhaka, someone else must be in space.}



03 Jul 2021 15:07:02
Ed001 you must know because you watch everyone lol. Is ramsdalea good keeper? Arsenal keep being linked with him and I don't get it, don't rate him one bit.


{Ed001's Note - he started to look good by the end of last season, started off awful but he improved. Not sure he suits Arsenal as his problem is that he wants to sit on his line, he doesn't want to be on the ball playing it out from the back.}

1.) 03 Jul 2021 15:21:09
It looks like Arsenal's judgement is fogged due to the criteria of getting in a homegrown GK.

2.) 03 Jul 2021 16:17:22
Thanks Ed, I hope we don’t get him.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

3.) 04 Jul 2021 12:23:52
I am the other way, I hope we do. I just don’t get the obsession of buying cheap euro trash over established home grown players. I played in goal, and I can confirm the best thing that ever happened to me was playing in a poor team. Yes I conceded more goals that season than any other, but I learned and improved massively. I think Ramsdale had a similar season, and should benefit greatly from it.



26 Jun 2021 10:52:47
Hi Ed001 mate. I haven't seen much of Ben white, no doubt you have though lol. What type of a player are arsenal getting here and do you think he will be a good signing? Thanks as always mate.


{Ed001's Note - very good footballer, calm on the ball etc but can get a bit carried away and overrun it. He is still young and rash, prone to throwing himself in and either committing a needless foul or allowing a player to get away from him. He is quick, decent in the air, not too bad positionally, strong and works hard. Overall a very good player. Not sure he is a good signing though, as he is no better than Saliba from what I have seen, so not sure you need him. I mean centre-back was probably the last area you needed to invest in, just about every other position on the pitch you are short in except that one! It makes no sense to me.}

1.) 26 Jun 2021 11:49:02
Which is why 50 mill is a bloody waste, love to know who sits and makes these decisions.

2.) 26 Jun 2021 13:11:56
Thanks Ed for that. I don’t understand the signing but I won’t care if we get Bissouma.

{Ed001's Note - I will care if you get Bissouma, as I want him to sign for Liverpool!}

3.) 27 Jun 2021 02:26:06
Ed001, do you think Brighton would be open to selling both white and bissouma in the same window or would they look to try hold onto one if day Ben white left for 50+.

{Ed001's Note - I don't see any reason why it would be relevant that a player in a completely different position left. They need to raise funds to build a side, particularly a forward, which is usually the most expensive part.}



16 Jun 2021 16:48:08
Hi Ed, would you mind explaining how arsenal have the money to bid £40m for Ben White please. Are we risking money again as we did last year with the hope of CL football?


{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation over and over - it is clear.}

1.) 16 Jun 2021 20:53:49
Amazing, half the Arsenal fans upset that we are unable to sign players because we never bid the proper acceptable amount. Now someone is upset that we are actually trying to sign someone.

{Ed014's Note - that and he’s asked ed02 another annoying question to follow that one, does my head in! 🤦‍♂️

2.) 16 Jun 2021 21:37:52
Stick him on the shelf Ed, for the rest of the transfer window.

{Ed014's Note - ed02 may yet mate, the question is still waiting for him.

3.) 16 Jun 2021 21:42:33
Don’t you just miss my transfer rumours, I use to get more abuse than Edoo2 lol.

{Ed014's Note - that’s a good point, have you retired? 😂

4.) 16 Jun 2021 21:46:57
I retired at the top mate, it’s the only way to go out😀.

{Ed014's Note - absolutely mate, the stuff of legends!

5.) 16 Jun 2021 19:55:43
Ed sorry mate, I have no idea. Literally don’t know the situation because I know u said we don’t have money.

6.) 16 Jun 2021 22:10:14
Was not moaning, only wondering if kroenke put money in his pocket or if we hoping we generate money.



02 Jun 2021 10:11:54
Hi ed001, hope you're doing well mate. I thought at one stage you done a top 10 goal keepers in Europe post but I can't seem to find it. Would you mind giving a brief summary of the strengths and weaknesses of Onana, I've seen him play once and he made a mistake against Liverpool.


{Ed001's Note - that was a long time ago I did that on goalkeepers. I haven't seen Onana play this season, but he was a good shotstopper, agile and quick across the ground but dodgy positionally and a bit rash when I last saw him.}

1.) 02 Jun 2021 10:58:37
Thanks Ed. I’m not actually sure if he was in your top 10 keepers. You reckon he will be a great signing for arsenal then mate?

{Ed001's Note - I can't remember if he was either, it was a long time ago and I did a British goalkeepers one since. He should be a decent signing though it has to be a worry that he is serving a 12-month doping ban. I don't agree with the nonsense about mistakes, they know what they can and cannot take.}

2.) 02 Jun 2021 15:07:15
Agree Ed, anyone sports person who takes their career seriously wouldn't find themselves in his situation. From what i've read he was found with Furosemide in his system, which is a diuretic (water tablet) , so makes you pee more. Athletes have been known to use these types of drugs to flush their system and mask the use of other banned substances. Hence why diuretics are banned in most sports.

3.) 02 Jun 2021 16:41:44
Thanks Ed!

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}




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08 Sep 2021 13:04:45
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09 Aug 2021 15:16:06
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06 Aug 2021 18:48:14
Thanks for that Ed.




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04 Aug 2021 16:44:27
Any chance of Onana Ed or is that now completely dead? I’ve seen his move to Lyon has collapsed.


{Ed002's Note - A chance remains.}



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04 Aug 2021 11:39:45
Hi Ed has anything changed with incomings for arsenal? Have some new names enters or current names now unavailable?


{Ed002's Note - I cannot be expected to answer vague questions like this. Nothing changed overnight as far as I know.}




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04 Oct 2021 21:43:27
Pepe or saint maximin Ed?


{Ed001's Note - it would depend on who for. Saint Maximin has so much more potential so you would have to say him for most teams. Pepe is better in a stronger team that needs him to be part of it though, rather than a loose cannon who you just give the ball to and wait and see what happens.}



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24 Sep 2021 15:01:56
Unbelievable article Ed! Couldn’t help smiling during reading it. Absolutely hate Man Utd. No doubt arsenals will be worse! Would you mind doing one of arsenal please? So basically from the invicibles to today please?


{Ed001's Note - thank you. I have added that to my to do list.}



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31 Aug 2021 01:41:33
Talking absolute rubbish, you must be Edu in disguised I swear. Again show us where he said he doesn’t want to play right back.




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30 Aug 2021 19:09:59
Your talking rubbish Alex. Show me a clip or quote where he said he wants to play midfield. He said midfield is his preferred position which it is, he has never moaned about playing full back. Don’t fall for arsenals propaganda and narrative, we all have brains here and we should be wise to use it. Arteta, Edu and Vinai are the problem with this club.




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20 Aug 2021 23:14:29
Thanks for that Ed have a good weekend.


{Ed002's Note - And you DG.}