Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevius, Jan 29, 2016.
If there's any buyers I'd get rid in January. Looks to be phoning it in this season. Dreadful.
Apart from the blunder at the end he didn't do too badly as a DM.
He's out of petrol on the highway and cruising in neutral, desperately seeking a gas station.
Didn’t do too badly is very vague
It was Ramsey being Ramsey. I will not shed a tear when he leaves.
Do you kick puppies to?
Won’t miss him
Was never gonna make it as a CM with a first touch like his and it’s no contest between him and Özil for me.
Amazing post and fantastic read. Thank you for the insights
Love seeing my favourite poster @Toby Andrl get stuck in.
I was all for letting Ramsey go in January for whatever we could get for him but that was before Welbecks injury last night. That only leaves us with 6 senior players for 4 positions, Auba, Laca, Özil, Mkhi, Iwobi and Ramsey. Assuming Danny is out for the season and we let Ramsey go we would probably need to sign 2 forward players and that would be extremely tough in January.
Could bring Nelson back...
Yeah, let take Nelson home from a very succesful loan so he can take Ramseys spot on our bench.
I'm not worried about Ramsey at all. He will stay until the summer and AMN is a direct replacement. Maitland-Niles is more talented both physically and techincally
Don't rule out Smith-Rowe, he's coming on so well and could play a subs role from Jan onwards. Tbh, I think he's one of the reason's we pulled the plug on Ramsey.
Smith-Rowe is another like Nketiah & Nelson, supremely talented and could become massive players for us but I would be worried about loading too much on them too soon.
I could see us starting next season with,
Laca - Nketiah
Auba - Iwobi
Özil - Smith-Rowe
? - Nelson
But I have a feeling that right now is a little too soon and would like to see that ? filled with someone like Zaha, Pepe, Saint-Maximin, Under etc. in January. I would definitely hope that we will move Mkhi on this summer to make space for Nelson and Smith-Rowe though.
I think Smith-Rowe has jumped ahead of the others, he's being used in EL which is more than the others and he's doing a good job of it. Nelson I really like, I think he'll be back with us next season for sure. Nketiah I also really like but I'm worried he's not getting any chances, he was close the other day but Welbeck's injury stopped him coming on. Agree with Mkhi, I've been disappointed with him, he wont be easy to shift on though. Re your list above, I'm hoping Iwobi is a starter, he pretty much is now and he's improving all the time.
Speaking of Smith Rowe, I agree that he got shot up the pecking order. I wonder what will happen to Joe Willock who got so much time last year?
Where are all the posters that were clamouring for us to give him a 300k a week contract after scoring against a shambolic Fulham defence.
I don't think Willock has a future here. With the new set up ie Sven, Raul, Emery, we are now looking for a different type of player. I think that has killed Willocks future here, if he had a future anyway.
More future here than Lucas Perez I guarantee