Edu's Considering Transfer Targets: Summer 2022

Are you happy with the transfers so far?


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mpower2540

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It's staggering how much we all think the same, that if not him then his profile is certainly needed in among the midfield options as we are all ****tin it from the next inevitable Partey injuries, & what we lack when he's out.

My feeling with the Elneny & Nketiah deals is that we now just sign 1 attacker & 1 midfielder when we need 2 of each. I think we then wait, & see if there's a buyer for Pepe, or perhaps Xhaka wants to leave, & we just become reactive to that.

But what if we don't / can't sell both? How does signing Jesus & Tielemans increase the physicality Arteta says we need to do only a few days ago?
Do you think we'd let Xhaka go? I can't see him going anywhere. Mikel wants to play 433 so I guess if we get Tielemans it makes Xhaka a bench player. As an offensive player Tielemans is excellent and could really heighten our threat with him as a left 8 and Ødegaard as a right 8. Might also unlock people like Martinelli on that side. Partey at the base Ødegaard and Tielemans in front looks excellent, top 4 standard for sure but as you say we can all see what's coming.

My only hope is we get enough firepower for us to score our way out of trouble and pick up some cheap points when the team isn't at it's strongest but again the Eddie deal doesn't exactly show we're going particularly big on the front line. Again it's too early to just abandon all hope of the transfer window being a good one but the early signs have worried me a little I can't lie.
 

14Henry

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Anyone have any charts comparing Bissouma with Douglas Luiz of Villa. Similar age and both 1 year left on their contract.

Bissouma is such an obvious choice for about half a dozen clubs. We need a midfielder. Sp**s, United, Newcastle could do with having someone better beside Bruno, City could do with a defensive midfielder to replace Fernandinho.

However you never hear too many rumours about clubs looking Bissouma. He passes the eye test but maybe there is a flaw in his game that us fans don't see.

Or maybe that whole situation about the nightclub incident have put prospective buyers off.
 

Let's play Aubamawang

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City definitely don’t need Jesus next season, they’ll have Haaland as well as Julian Alvarez coming in too.

Alvarez looks the truth, he scored 6 goals last night:

Yeah I've been hearing great things about him. With Edu's South American links I'd be surprised if we didn't inquire, especially given the price tag, but we wouldn't have been able to beat City anyway since he's keen to follow in Aguero's footsteps.

If we are keeping Eddie, I would like to see something like this:
The two Americans already confirmed
Saliba return and integration
Backup LCB - not really sure who
Tielemans/Auoar
Milinkovic-Savic - still can't believe he hasn't moved yet
There's a young Croatian midfielder meant to be the next Modric but forget his name. Definitely worth a flier on him. Edit: Nikola Vlasic. Can also play on the wing or 2nd striker and Arteta loves that kind of thing.
The new Marquinios
Hickey and a RB to cover for Tomi
GNABRY - bring our boy home since he wants to come back
Jesus and another striker if Eddie leaves, but I would like both Balogun and Nelson to get opportunities. I think Van Persie's guidance will help bring the best out of the latter.
 
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Trilly

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Trusty, 23, will stay with the Colorado Rapids until at least the end of the Premier League season in May. The intention then is to loan him in Europe for the 2022/23 season to further progress his development.
World class players are starting to get in the Balon D'or list at that age yet here we are loaning a soon to be 24 year old around Europe to further his development.:lol::lol:
 

Yousif Arsenal

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This trusty signing is nothing but marketing i hate these kind of useless deals but that football these days it's started by these c**ts Man city because they own alot of clubs.
 

Let's play Aubamawang

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This trusty signing is nothing but marketing i hate these kind of useless deals but that football these days it's started by these c**ts Man city because they own alot of clubs.
Wasn't it supposed to "strengthen the links" between us and Kroenke's Rapids? Probably more like a money laundering operation.

I guess it raises our profile in USA when we start buying players from there, but I have more hope for the GK to make an impact. I can't see him beating Ramsdale out, but hopefully he stops him getting complacent. I love Ramsdale's attitude. Reminds me of Keown with the ****housery!
 

Yousif Arsenal

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Wasn't it supposed to "strengthen the links" between us and Kroenke's Rapids? Probably more like a money laundering operation.

I guess it raises our profile in USA when we start buying players from there, but I have more hope for the GK to make an impact. I can't see him beating Ramsdale out, but hopefully he stops him getting complacent. I love Ramsdale's attitude. Reminds me of Keown with the ****housery!
Yes you right about trusty. About Turner he is USA international and many USA fans rate him higher than Zack Steffan the man city backup.
 

Gunners1616

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PL is easy work for Bissouma. He was bossing the midfield vs. Arsenal and Sp**s before trashing United midfield in their 4-0 win.

Never heard any interest from Mikel or Edu. I guess he is too fast, too physical and too technically gifted for Arsenal. They prefer watching Sambi and Elneny getting bullied left right and center.

 

MutableEarth

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He extremely talented only 1 year left to his contract
This is a guy we really won't want to miss out on, especially as we don't have any midfielder even close to this profile at the club*. Has everything we need in a LCM IMO. Close to a breakout, impressive every time I've seen him, belies his age. Would understand the apprehension but he's a can't miss. A Gravenberch alternative. I'm a massive fan.

(*We do have one but he's 15).
 

TornadoTed

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Tottenham want Bissouma apparently.

Got a feeling he’s one of those that’ll end up moving there and everyone here will be disappointed then play down how good he is.
Bissouma is a great player, I would love him to replace Partey if he were to leave. However I wouldn't want both of them as they are too good to be rotate with each other and I doubt either would accept that role.

They have scored 5 goals in 160 odd appearances between them so playing both together doesn't help our lack of goals in the team one bit. We need someone who is going to get 8-10 goals from central midfield in my opinion, we've been missing that player since Ramsey.

I wouldn't want him to go to Sp**s though as he would be perfect for their 343 formation where the midfield is designed to be solid and let the front 3 and wing backs be the attacking threat.
 

lomekian

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This is a guy we really won't want to miss out on, especially as we don't have any midfielder even close to this profile at the club*. Has everything we need in a LCM IMO. Close to a breakout, impressive every time I've seen him, belies his age. Would understand the apprehension but he's a can't miss. A Gravenberch alternative. I'm a massive fan.

(*We do have one but he's 15).
As usual, I entirely agree.
 

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