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Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by Cb, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. cini65

    cini65 Well-Known Member

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    Willock next to Partey could be worth a go I reckon.

    Willock, Partey, ESR in the middle. Saka and Pepe out wide. Auba down the middle.

    Lamptey, Gabriel, Saliba, Tierney.
     
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  2. TheBear

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    Well you say that but Elneny and Willian get plenty of games.

    When you look at midfield, personally I would:

    Smith Rowe - 1st eleven.
    Saka - 1st eleven.
    Partey - 1st eleven
    Xhaka - Squad
    Willock - Sell/Squad (depends how much clubs are offering)
    Guendouzi - Squad
    Elneny - Sell
    Willian - Sell/Release
    Maitland Niles - Sell
    Odengaard - back to Real (probably)
    Ceballos - back to Real

    Bring in at least on TOP class CM.
     
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  3. TheBear

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    When you look at potential incomings the first thing we are going to need to do is trim dowm the squad (particularly - if we dont get Europe)

    GKs:

    Leno - Keep
    Matt Ryan - Back to Brighton
    Runarsson - Depends on potential sell fee

    CB's:

    Luiz - Out
    Holding - Keep
    Mari - Keep
    Gabriel - Keep
    Saliba - Bring back into Squad
    Mavroponos - Bring back into Squad

    Fullbacks:

    Cedrick - Out
    Chambers - Out
    Bellerin - Depends on potential sell fee
    Tierney - Keep

    Midfield:

    Maitland Niles - Out
    Willock - Keep
    Elneny - Out
    Torreira - Out
    Guendouzi - Depends on potential sell fee. (only sell for high £)
    Odengaard - Back to Real M
    Ceballos - Back to Real M
    Partey - Keep
    Xhaka - Keep
    Saka - Keep
    Smith Rowe - Keep

    Forwards:
    Willian - Out
    Nketiah - Out
    Reiss Nelson - Out
    Lacazette - Depends on potential sell fee
    Balogun - Keep
    Pepe - Keep
    Martinelli - Keep
    Aubameyang - Keep


    As you can see the future of at least 50% of this squad is questionable. I think the best course of action is to trim right down and bring in individuals of a higher calibre.

    We need IMO:

    A new quality GK to challenge Leno/replace Ryan.
    A dynamic Box to Box midfielder.
    Leftback Backup
    1st choice Right back.

    Possibly another striker.
     
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  4. straycat_67

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    Nuno for Manager anyone???? Parted company with Wolves today
     
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  5. gooner4ever

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    ok now we know we ain’t in Europe what do we hope for transfers wise:

    Leno - Keep
    Matt Ryan - Sell
    Runarsson - Sell

    Luiz - Released
    Holding - Keep
    Mari - Keep
    Gabriel - Keep
    Saliba - Keep
    Mavroponos - Keep

    Cedrick - Sell
    Chambers - Keep
    Bellerin - Sell
    Tierney - Keep

    Maitland Niles - Sell
    Willock - Keep ?
    Elneny - Sell
    Torreira - Sell
    Guendouzi - Sell
    Odengaard - Buy
    Ceballos - Released
    Partey - Keep
    Xhaka - Sell
    Saka - Keep
    Smith Rowe - Keep

    Willian - Sell
    Nketiah - Sell
    Reiss Nelson - Loan
    Lacazette - Keep
    Balogun - Keep
    Pepe - Keep
    Martinelli - Keep
    Aubameyang - Keep

    We need
    GK
    CM
    Left FB
    Right FB

    what do we make of the Sterling and Mahrez rumours
     
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  6. white_gunner

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    I dont believe them.

    Well, maybe the mahrez one because hes turning 31. I just dont think we have a good record with signing players from rivals.

    I say rivals, but city arnt rivals anymore. Anyway, you know what i mean.
     
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  7. gooner4ever

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    Don’t want Mahrez as he will want top wages, but not sure about Sterling either.
    Surely Saka is younger and better for us
     
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  8. TheBear

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    I have to be honest would love Sterling at Arsenal. If you look at his total contributions over the last 2-3 seasons he's clearly a top player. Scores goals gets alot of assists plus he's just about to hit his prime.

    Mahrez is a good player but I cant see us signing them both. We dont have the space in the squad.
     
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  9. gooner4ever

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    my fear if we get Sterling and then have Pepe in the other wing, is that Baka would be limited in playing time
     
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  10. TheBear

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    Maybe but Saka can play basically everywhere LB,RB, RW, LW and AMF he would still get plenty of games.
     
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  11. white_gunner

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    I worry about players like Sterling joining. I just think the culture at Arsenal vs at City is so radically different. He would probably drop off and just start collecting his wages every week.

    Club needs a culture shift pronto.
     
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  12. PINKIE

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    Strong rumours that we're in for Cameroon and Ajax keeper Onana as a replacement for Leno. Remember seeing Onana in that brilliant Cl run Ajax had a couple of seasons ago and he looks like a unit. He can also play out from the back (which Leno can't).

    There's an issue with him facing a ban for a doping infringement, but he has less than a year on his contract at Ajax and we could pick him up for peanuts and then sell Leno on for £20m-£25m ? Which would be a great piece of business

    Thoughts ?
     
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  13. BobbyD

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    personally thought he was average. Will be glad if you guys spunk your money on him
     
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    They reckon we could get him for £1.7m so it's worth a punt.
     
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    Looks like you have got Emi Buendia. He is one hell of a player - you will be pleased at what he can do and at 24 will only get better.
     
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  16. gooner4ever

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    The transfer rumours seem to have gone a bit quite - are we waiting for sales to go through first
     
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  17. cini65

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    Looks like we didn't even go in for him given Villa have him signed up. Do think it was always a strange choice of position to be splurging £30m+ on when we already have ESR, Saka and Pepe who are beyond good enough to be the front three behind the striker.

    Would rather put that towards a RB, CB or CM.
     
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    He does seem to have some Santi vibes - which seemed attractive! Guess AV will enjoy him!
     
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  19. TheBear

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    He's quality for sure but yeah I agree. ESR needs to be prioritised - at 20 his ceiling is soo high.

    I think CM, RB and GK need to be the priorities.
     
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  20. PINKIE

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    Would have liked to have seen what Buendia could have done at Arsenal, but like you say we have players in that position already.

    And we should 100% be putting that £30m into another position for our squad.
     
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