Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by boonthegoon, Oct 6, 2020.
Isco would be great. Type of player we are crying out for.
One guy who seems a bit underrated is Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer. Great attacking midfielder, technically sound, creative, got a shot on him - and e.g. although usually fielded higher up the pitch, similarly to Cazorla, he can be deployed deeper in central midfield as a playmaker, as we just saw last week in the CL.
Need my fancy pants Arsenal back. Not a fan of this hard working bs.
Thomas seems a bit of a needed signing, but it's really these smallish, technical guys like Grealish and Sabitzer who remind me a bit of Arsenal players like Wilshere, Cazorla, Hleb, Rosicky, et al. Then I'd love to have Ramsey back in the team, too, to add something different.
Yup, Partey is certainly important but we need that technique and flair or our attack will continue to suffer. That's why I'm interested in Saka getting a shot centrally for now.
Looked great against Sp**s last season. They’ve been linked with him too but I guess they’re not in the market for attackers anymore.
He's class. All action player, not confident that we could attract him though and less confident that we would pay the money needed.
He'd give us what we've missed since Ramsey left.
Ideally you get me Grealish for the wings, too, and you got Sabitzer, Saka and Grealish who can all interchange left, centre and right; Sabitzer who can drop deep and play a Cazorla-like CM role; Ramsey with his energy and late runs; Martinelli who isn't exactly Firmino but still better in interplay than Auba; Thomas with his physicality and ability to also move with the ball, bit like Alex Song used to do. Some rather vintage Arsenal touches, at least from the later Wenger years.
Rather Cazorla, imo. Eerily similar in that both seem underrated internationally at their current clubs. I guess 40m could do to get him, Leipzig go in and get Szoboszlai. Although Nagelsmann just said after last week's CL that Sabitzer is one of his most important players.
Of course the thing is, currently Leipzig are way more attractive than Arsenal are: CL, at least a little shot at a league challenge, Nagelsmann and they aren't exactly cheap bums either with Red Bull behind them.
Btw a bit off topic, but Nagelsmann is seriously good. Just look at Angelino. Absolute bum at City, useless to Guardiola, Nagelsmann turns him into some kind of left wingback/left winger Marcelo Roberto Carlos striker hybrid.
Juve won't be able to sign both him and Aouar. PSG etc are a thing but I get the feeling if we went after him with Arteta we could get ahead of the cue. Are his wages all that much either is a big question.
Also, if not Isco then Odegaard maybe an option as well. Far younger, super high ceiling and RM might be willing to sell.
Hardworking is fine but I see is working hard unnecessarily from our forwards while we have two midfielders basically covering wide players much deeper but providing nothing substantial either in attack or defense. CBs, strikers and one midfielder ends up trying to cover for everyone else sacrificing their actual game while these two midfielders just **** about and its a perpetuating unproductive cycle. We do need a real hardworking midfielder and fancy pants at the same time either side of Partey.
Currently though Arteta can already close the gap on that front if he realizes we can hit balance in all fronts with Willian in midfield, Auba at striker and just one more passive midfielder beside Partey.
Sabitzer is pretty interesting for sure. Doesn't really seem like a finesse player like Cazorla but he can definitely be a mixture of both Ramsey and Santi. We'd still need a more technical passing playmaker though. If somehow we could get him and an Isco or Grealish, it'd be an incredible midfield 3 with Partey.
AM 3 years ago : We are crying out for better defense and more hard work mentality. I hate Wenger.
AM now : Wenger knew.
I’m wishlisting Grealish (again) and Daka/Edouard for this summer.
In - Isco - loan with obligation for 45m
Out - Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac (whatever we can get between 20 and 30m).
In - Isco (45m), Ceballos (30m), lamptey (30m)
Out - Guendouzi (20m), El Nenny, Özil, Nelson (25m), Lacazette (25m). Bellerin 25m
Would be nice to add Grealish as well, but that's highly unlikely.
Bottom line, we need a proper baller on the team. We aren’t getting Grealish guys, forget about it. We’re arsenal, not man city Chelsea or united. We had to cry wolf to get funded for Thomas and Jack would also command the English tax.
I agree Isco would have far better suitors, but I think Arteta could potentially have some level of influence, who knows.
that said, I wonder what is going on in Artetas mind. What is his plan for January?
If we got CL I would say we have a chance of getting Grealish.
No we don’t. Grealish is an 80M-100M player. Villa don’t need the money either.
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