Denis Zakaria

boonthegoon

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He was pretty good but hasn't kicked on from that level and just stagnated. Maybe new environment can change things. This would be a 50-50 signing for me.
 

yousif_arsenal

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Him or Kamara the OM midfielder who is free agent as well would be smart to replace Elneny next season and give competition to our starting midfield i don't think them can upgrade on xhaka yet but both still young and have really big potential specially Kamara
 
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berric

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Would be smart. Lokonga, Zakaria, Partey, and a new starting CM next summer (Guimaraes, Neves) + youngsters would be awesome depth.
 

Barry

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I'd steer clear of more 50/50 players - avoid the free agents, the development youth players etc. What we need in the next window (imo) is a midfield star. Blow it all on a big one - Rice, Bissouma, Phillips etc. Maybe Bruno G or Caqueret.

Same with the striker really.
 

Makingtrax

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I'd steer clear of more 50/50 players - avoid the free agents, the development youth players etc. What we need in the next window (imo) is a midfield star. Blow it all on a big one - Rice, Bissouma, Phillips etc. Maybe Bruno G or Caqueret.

Same with the striker really.
That's what we should have done this year, kept Saliba and Douzi and blown the lot on a midfield star, like Rice. The trouble is now we've become Aston Villa, will a star want to come here?
 

Barry

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That's what we should have done this year, kept Saliba and Douzi and blown the lot on a midfield star, like Rice. The trouble is now we've become Aston Villa, will a star want to come here?
That's totally where I was at as well. I like the age profiles of our signings but it felt like we were focusing on some of the wrong areas.

With a bit of hindsight it doesn't look like a disastrous window, especially if we are able to get Saliba back next year (I know...).

Last summer we did have a lot of work to do on the squad. Still think they need to focus on shifting players and reducing the squad size. This year two top quality signings are what we need (plus maybe a backup goalie if Leno leaves).
 

tap-in

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That's what we should have done this year, kept Saliba and Douzi and blown the lot on a midfield star, like Rice. The trouble is now we've become Aston Villa, will a star want to come here?

So we've become the team we just beat 3-1 🤔 :)
 

Rex Banter

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If we’re signing Zakaria as a rotation option plus a big name then I think it’s smart business tbf.

Zakaria, Xhaka, Partey and Rice/Ndidi is an elite group of midfielders.
 

samshere

Why so serieuse?
he is free in the summer. But like kola it will be huge signing on fee and wages. Definitely top class player wages and if he become bit part player it will be an expensive backup player
We should give him a 1 year contract.
 

Barry

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4 similar players though
Yeah similar plus we've also got Lokonga. You'd assume that Xhaka leaves next summer but no guarantees. If we end up signing two then a midfielder who can get goals would be the dream.

I like @Sebastes shout for Tielemans although obviously that's highly unlikely.
 

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