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30 Jul 2019 09:13:11
Just read this interesting line;
According to L'Equipe, Monaco have enquired about signing Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi

Please be true!

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1.) 30 Jul 2019 12:53:13
Fingers crossed! 🤞.

2.) 30 Jul 2019 23:26:03
Got my fingers, toes, and bollocks crossed for good measure.

3.) 31 Jul 2019 15:48:32
I have some sympathy for Mustafi. He clearly wasn't an atrocious player at Sampdoria and Valencia, otherwise we would never have forked out 35m for him. He became appalling at Arsenal, which suggests his performances have something at least, to do with the style of play and the way we organise ourselves at the back. It will be interesting to see if our defending improves with a change of personnel (Tierney and Rugani/ Umtiti/ or A N Other) , or familiar patterns persist despite the new faces.

4.) 31 Jul 2019 20:17:37
The first thing I noticed about Mustafi when he arrived was how he stopped running and put his arm up hopping for a flag or whistle to save his legs (very similar to Mertesacker) then I started to notice how he never accepted responsibility for his mistakes but always seemed to blame a team mate even when it was clearly his error that cost a goal.
I'm sure this didn't start when he joined Arsenal and must have been part of his make up before he joined us and something that rang alarm bells that put us off signing him I the first place.
Same with Xhaka, could he tackle in Germany? Could he head the ball in Germany? Did he not give the ball away cheaply in Germany too!
It's every bit as much about spotting players weaknesses as ll as they're strengths when scouting them surely, I think this is an area we need to fix in future.

{Ed047's Note - Mustafi has been doing the very same thing in the last 2 pre season games I’ve watched.

It’s amazing that any decent scout would miss these glaring deficiencies.

5.) 31 Jul 2019 20:32:49
It is Ed047 mate, it sounds like scouts and decision makers Arsene or whoever only saw what they wanted to see and totally ignored everything else.
A keeper might be a great shot stopper like Ospina was but good keeping is every bit as much if not more about positioning decision making and distribution, you've surely got to be open to seeing the bad as well as the good before signing a player, well if you want to be successful you have :-)

{Ed047's Note - if that wasn’t bad enough they keep getting game time, you have to ask what some of these managers see in these players.

6.) 31 Jul 2019 22:11:03
I think Arsene was fixated by finding or conveying a player into the next Alonso, first in Artetta then Xhaka, he saw similarities but ignored the obvious differences and I think that's been the case with many other player too.
I will never understand why we do don't give Ox a run in CMF when we were obviously weak there and he'd done well there for England I know he's injury prone but for Liverpool under Klopp he looked excellent there.



17 Jul 2018 18:14:39
I read at a swedish site that we are interested in Bernard from Shaktar Donetsk. Any truth in that? I think he was mentioned a couple of years ago when he eventually joined Shaktar?

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1.) 18 Jul 2018 13:54:34
Strong enough for the Prem?

2.) 18 Jul 2018 20:41:16
It's a job to say who is strong enough and who isn't until they get a chance 23 mate, Di Maria looked a much better bet than Mahrez when the they arrived in Britain.

3.) 19 Jul 2018 14:30:45
Agreed 62, was genuinely asking the question, not taking potshots.

I guess it's more a question of how he fits into our team and if he will provide more balance to the squad.

For years we stocked up on smaller, technical players who lacked the physical presence to challenge teams like Chelsea and United, but I'm really liking what Emery is doing thus far.



07 Jan 2015 09:20:36
Paulo Dybala is talking positively of a transfer to Arsenal and the Premier League. Is there any real interest from Arsenal and is a move in January a possibility?

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05 Jan 2015 19:06:31
Read somewhere that Real Madrid want £20 mill to sell Varane.
Would be some nice business if Wenger could get him in!

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{Ed002's Note - Not going to happen.}



15 Aug 2014 11:53:36
From what I've heard reports in Greece suggesting Manolas to Arsenal is a done deal with a £8m pricetag.

Any truth in this?

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{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Manolas from a number of clubs including Arsenal. I am not aware of any deal at this time but he will be moving.}

1.) Jim White from ssn said arsenal are 'certain' to make one last big name signing this summer, what do you think of this Ed? Cavani comes to mind?

{Ed025's Note - jim, like others is guessing YV, it may come to pass, just dont bank on it mate..

2.) Any suggestions yet of Olympiakos' asking price Eds?

{Ed025's Note - £8m is about right mate..

3.) From what I've read regarding the situation. Karembeu (Former Arsenal scout and current Olyimpiacos sporting director) says they are not willing to talk anything under 10million euro which is around 8mil pound. He says that Juventus are interested and are the players first choice should they bid.

However during a talk with Olympiacos president, the player agreed to move to whichever party offered the Greek club the most money.

Trying to start a bidding war between ourselves and Juve by the sound of it.

{Ed002's Note - Do not be surprised to see interest from Manchester United.}




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01 Aug 2019 20:13:51
Welcome Pepe! :)

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18 Aug 2016 15:35:56
I just read Arsenal submitted £41,9m bid for Julian Draxler. Any truth in this?
Would be a great addition.

Stockholm Gooner

1.) 18 Aug 2016 15:46:10
I stopped reading media reports a few days ago.

According to them we signed Mustafi, Lacazette and Mahrez 3 weeks ago.

Oh, and Vardy a month ago.

2.) 18 Aug 2016 15:53:37
Haha true,
But how to endure the days until deadline day without reading the rumours? Would kill me to "not know" what's going on :)

3.) 18 Aug 2016 16:22:25
You are correct Stocky :-)

4.) 18 Aug 2016 16:46:58
Or to put it slightly better Stockholm mate, what's not going on :-)

5.) 18 Aug 2016 17:43:17
Let's be honest guys, he hasn't really negotiated with any club and i'm now convinced he won't. Nothing will happen till he gets humiliated in the lge, maybe dropping down to 6-7th or some big defeats. I really think this may well happen this year.
There's nothing worse than a boss that is convinced, despite the evidence to the contrary, that he has it sorted. He hasn't Ozil and Sanchez won't resign and the basis of a very good side will break up. I fear tough times await us supporters.

6.) 18 Aug 2016 18:41:00
A new type of Stockholm syndrome on here now!

7.) 18 Aug 2016 20:03:19
Haha, love it Number 14.

Although not sure I have any sympathy for Wenger.




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10 Jun 2021 21:16:37
Spotify is worth $46bn.

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27 Jul 2019 17:57:32
Wonderful news that Pepe probably is on his way!

But what i cannot simply understand is, if we have this kind of money at disposal, how come we still haven't adressed our big weakness in central defence? I mean, we have not one but two worldbeaters up top but still play mr error himself Mustafi at CB.

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23 Jul 2019 16:10:40
Does the Ceballos loan deal include an option to buy?

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22 Aug 2015 11:42:54
I read tuesday is the day

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Well that is 5pm for incoming transfers

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08 Aug 2019 15:12:17
Interesting line up G62!
Maybe DM would be the position where Luiz will make the most difference to the team, as long as we don't have to play Mustafi at CB.
A team without both Mustafi and Xhaka is miles better then with them in there, and when Bellerin and Holding (and possibly Tierney) gets back in the team it actually looks quite promising. :)

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31 Jul 2019 14:10:05
My bet is he will be revealed after the game tonight or maybe tomorrow morning. don't want to take focus away from the big game :)

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05 Jul 2018 17:47:09
All the Dortmund players?

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18 Aug 2016 15:53:37
Haha true,
But how to endure the days until deadline day without reading the rumours? Would kill me to "not know" what's going on :)

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Laughable. Sometimes it seems like we set our targets like we where newly promoted to the PL.

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