Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.
See you in five years
I guess I should've said young central attacking midfielders.
Saka, despite his versatility, is not that. He's a creative winger, who is versatile and has also adapted to this interesting left midfield position Arteta has created for him. He's a bit like Lemar at his age except better in every way, lol.
Haha Saka is pretty comfortable as a central attacking mid I'd say but I take your point. Off the top of my head, others who broke through recent(ish) at central midfield positions at a younger age than Azeez is now though:
Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Sandro Tonali, Boubacar Kamara, Maxence Caqueret, Luis Florentino and Billy Gilmour.
I think you have to take each case on it's individual merit. Without suggesting this kid will be the solution to our DLP problems, I definitely don't think he needs years of U23 football before he's given a first team chance.
Still a gamble, but one with a potentially huge upside.
Absolutely, which is why I’d draw a categorical difference between 10s like Aouchiche and Gomes and Reinier and Ødegaard and 8s or 5/6s like you mention. It’s the former which managers seem to want to develop a great deal nowadays before they give them the creative keys to the team.
Now that Özil is finished,
When you have been forced to watch Xhaka play football for 5 years and the club finally decides to upgrade on him.
Let the fun begin...
PS. Where are the kash2nuts?
I’m so excited for a Xhaka Partey midfield. That’s going to be Xavi Iniesta level (in terms of epicness). Can’t wait!
Xhaka - Elneny - Partey midfield. Finally height and physicality. Saka Auba Pepe upfront
Well Partey is here now, so it’s only right to start the auditions for who deserves to partner him. I’d like to see Xhaka tried today and see how it goes.
When you have gone from playing with the likes of Saul and Koke, to playing with Granit Xhaka...
He is still starting? I thought with Ceba and Partey we'd see less of him.
It's hard to say what plans Arteta has. Given Ceballos had a minor injury concern, Xhaka may start this week. I expect us to slowly transition him to bench. And even Elneny is giving competition to Xhaka. So it won't be long before that happens.
If Ceba is injured wouldn't mind Neny forming a 2 man CM with Partey with Willian ahead. Get the feeling that would give us better balance. We should see Arteta's real plan in today's game a little bit.
Will always be a shiiite signing in my book.
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