Arteta and Edu Transfer Targets: Summer 2020

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by DanDare, Feb 3, 2020.


Which signing would you prioritize of the two?

  1. Partey

  2. Aouar

  1. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Willian head and shoulders above everybody in this game at the moment. Chelsea can't allow him to leave...
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  2. Shalmaneser V

    Shalmaneser V Well-Known Member

    If we can move Lacazette on and Auba extends and stays on the left hand side then Memphis as a false 9 could work I think.

    His injury record is a concern though and not sure it’s wise for the club to be dealing with Aulas again.
  3. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Are you sure it's not just the Sun and Daily Mail that don't approve of Depay?
  4. lomekian

    lomekian Well-Known Member

    St Ettienne were being massive a-holes and basically wanted us to pass a clause level for one more game that would cost us £2.5m, for the pleasure of us allowing them to extend his loan beyond the agreement.

    Their choice made it clear they care more about the cash than the player or the cup final.
  5. lomekian

    lomekian Well-Known Member

    Apparently it was also down to them refusing to agree to Arsenal's training suggestions...we'll probably never know the detail of that.
  6. lomekian

    lomekian Well-Known Member

    Blows super hot and cold though. Lyon fans keep swaying from wanting him sainted and wanting him shot, because he goes on long runs of great form and runs of awful form
  7. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Who would people actually get rid of? Heres the list -


    Realistically you can only get rid of 6 or 7 this summer
  8. lufere7

    lufere7 Well-Known Member

    Opportunistic signings is the name of the game this summer.

    Partey, great player with a release clause lower than his market value who apparently wants to come.
    Depay, last year of his contract and coming off an ACL injury, a superior player in Sane in a very similar situation is going to be sold for a reasonable price (Aulas though...) hopefully Lyon are in a precarious situation due to Covid/no UCL.
    Upamecano, also last year of his contract. A bit more questionable considering Lepizig are in a more solid position and I'm not sure 2 young CBs is the best idea. Ake is also a good opportunistic alternative if Bournemouth goes down.
    We could probably sell all the bolded + AMN(if he's really set to leave) to fund a big chunk of those 3 and still end up with a top 4 challenging team plus an exciting young team as a backup
    If we can end up with a positive balance by selling Bellerin to PSG and getting Aarons/Bogle in return I'd take it.
    Pray to god it doesn't come down to it but hopefully Stan realizes that the smart financial decision is to invest a bit this summer instead of letting his investment fall into mediocrity.
  9. Shalmaneser V

    Shalmaneser V Well-Known Member

    Holding or Chambers

    I’d give Guendouzi maybe another year to prove himself. Mavropanos another loan
  10. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    I don't know if Depay is the guy, but I gather he's been playing as a 'false 9'. I'd say if (big IF) Lacazette leaves and we can keep Auba, we need that sort of player.

    Everyone keeps putting Auba at CF in their formations, as if the only thing keeping him on the left is the presence of Lacazette. Nah, I think that's just where Arteta likes him. I think if Auba his here next season he'd still be starting on the left tbh. So you'd want to find a forward who could start in the centre and link up well with Auba and Pepe and bring them into the game.
  11. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    Just get rid of the ones who we can get the most money for. Douzi is obviously the only one we might regret losing since his ceiling is the highest but at the moment it looks like he won't reach it any time soon. And maybe for him to become better the only way is a change of scenery so even if he ends up being a top player somewhere else, it doesn't mean he would've done it here. He's probably the one who we could get the most money for as well so o that note he's be on top of my list.
  12. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    I'm on the fence about Depay, because I generally don't want Arsenal to buy ACL-recoverees, but assuming Depay's pre-injury level and Auba staying to play on the left, we could do much worse than Depay.

    In fact, I doubt we could do much better than Depay. He'd have a more immediate impact than say David or Edouard who I both rate as talented strikers. He would hit double figures in both assists and goals and be a handful, while creating space and feeding Auba chances.

    I rate our own talented strikers, so it doesn't seem too logical to buy a 20 y.o. striker. Our strikers could really learn from Depay and he brings that warrior mentality to the squad. Pre-injury I'm absolutely convinced he could come back and redeem himself in the PL.
  13. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    Laca and Auba out, Depay and Eduoard in.

    Depay Eduoard Pepe looks a really exciting attack where they are all flexible enough to interchange freely.
    Totally agree, I think Auba is far more useful and a better player out wide. His link up and hold up play is nowhere near good enough to be played as a lone striker. We need to find that Firminho type player who can do all the dirty work so Auba and Pepe can destroy teams from wide like Mane and Salah do. I like Edouard, his all round game is excellent. He is also comfortable out wide so him and Auba could rotate at will which is a huge advantage.
  14. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Auba probably has 2 or 3 more years scoring the way he does. Keeping him guarantees 20 league goals a season. I think Auba wants to stay tbf and its all about if we can show the ambition to make him stay.

    Sell Guendouzi for £35M, Laca for £25M, Sokratis, Mustafi and Holding/Chambers for around £20-25M. Torreira can also go in my eyes, yield a good £25M for him.

    Raul and co gotta do incredibly well to shift them but I think its doable. Especially with Laca, Guendouzi and Torreira.
  15. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    Do we actually need to sign a replacement for Lacazette if Nketiah continues to impress? Aubameyang, Nketiah, and Martinelli could be enough you know, I'd rather spend in other areas at that point.
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  16. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    Wouldn’t mind a guy like Edouard as a replacement for Lacazette, let him and Eddie battle it out for ST role while Auba is on the left.
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  17. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    I guess it depends on whether Arteta wants to keep playing Auba outwide, I personally would rather see us get a left winger and move auba upfront.
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  18. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    If LW Auba is the plan for the future then definitely. It entirely depends on where we play him for sure. Given he's doing well there I wouldn't mind continuing with that, though I've generally had the impression he's playing there mostly because we're trying to accommodate Lacazette and have few high-quality wing options. We'll see.
  19. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    I think with having both Saka, Tierney and Kola fit we'd likely of seen Saka return to the left, however Arteta is yet to do Saka Auba Pepe and I think that tells us he likes Auba left a lot.
  20. Marjorie

    Marjorie Thread Monopolizer

    Torreira if he's homesick

    Mavro and couple other youngsters out on loan

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