Houssem Aouar

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by American_Gooner, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Blood on the Tracks

    Blood on the Tracks Well-Known Member

    Think this is another transfer that's really going to drag on till the end of the window. Lyon are in a state financially though. Hopefully we can end up getting him for £50mish including add ons.
  2. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Good to see we’re actually getting the ball rolling. This will be our main focus until the end of the window now. Feels like Partey is a bit of an afterthought at the minute (RIP AFCBell).
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  3. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Partey-Ceballos-Aouar is an incredibly balanced midfield three and if we get that I back us to make top 4 under Arteta.

    Only question will be about chance creation over the length of the season but with a creative winger in Willian and to a lesser extent Saka (not sure whether to include Pepe here, calling him creative seems a bit too much even if he'll hopefully be an important presence creative chances this season) and hopefully an Aouar that goes up a level creatively alongside better teammates in a more expressive set up, I think we'll just about create enough.
  4. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Good news hes banned for the dijon game on Friday only.
  5. LeadFarmer

    LeadFarmer Member

    I want him banned until Arsenal buys him.
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  6. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    After the game against Dijon which hes banned for Lyon dont play for another 10 days (28th) which is when we play Liverpool...
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  7. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Kurzawa banned for six games. :drool:
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  8. wolfkidultman

    wolfkidultman Member

    Xhaka in for Ceballos and I agree.
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  9. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Ceballos is better than Xhaka at pretty much everything. He's very much a pivot player, some misconception about what type of player he is I think has confused people about how he's regarded in terms of type. He's very much like for like with Xhaka and in a 3 with a player like Aouar who likes to help out in defence and Partey a player who defends and covers ground, that's a complete midfield 3. Xhaka is just choosing the lesser player for no good reason at all. He'll get plenty of games though of course, best XIs only really happen a few times through the season anyways.
  10. Anders Harbo

    Anders Harbo Well-Known Member

    I bet you remembered, if he caught the eye in any of those games. I think it’s bizarre to call the games pointless. For ESR they are crucial games, where he has to impress.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2020
  11. wolfkidultman

    wolfkidultman Member

    Ceballos has some way to go to prove that he’s a better player than Xhaka in our team. We lack any sort of stability without Xhaka. Yes, Partey and Aouar could help us in that regard but Ceballos hasn’t yet earned the right to walk into our first team despite an encouraging end to last season. There’s also the balance that Xhaka as a left footed player offers - something that I’d imagine Arteta is very keen on what with the way he prioritised getting left footed defenders into the side.
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  12. Gunner boy dd

    Gunner boy dd Coronavirus Truther

    I said I don’t remember. I don’t tend to remember league cup or europa league group games. Why you so hung up on him?
  13. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    That is true, the left-footedness is a plus for Xhaka.

    But Xhaka is what he is, a capable player against lesser sides who does offer stability and good passing, who will be exposed against better sides in more exigent situations.

    Ceballos hasn't earned that right, sure, and I agree with some that say he might not even start over Elneny against West Ham, but cream rises to the top and over the course of a season Ceballos-Partey-Aouar would no doubt prove to be far and away our best midfield.
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  14. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Ngl very confident this gets wrapped up in two weeks. Sales in-between and we will be having a Partey in the last week.
  15. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner Vicente Fan

    Source: Faysal Qasim- Al Jazeera host
  16. Iceman10

    Iceman10 Well-Known Member

    Was going to say with some comments here at A-M recently. Let’s not pretend Xhaka doesn’t exist or hasn’t performed decently in recent times. He isn’t going anywhere, and he wouldn’t be easily displaced from the First XI right now. Unpopular view maybe, but just factual.
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  17. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Great banter mate.
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  18. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner Vicente Fan

    Haha thanks mate, I actually watch him every Tuesday on Aljazeera he hosts a great intense show called Opposite direction
  19. Anders Harbo

    Anders Harbo Well-Known Member

    I’m not. Just trying to be objective in my assessment of him. I wan’t him to have all the success here, but hope and feelings doesn’t Cut it you know.
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  20. Highbury_2006

    Highbury_2006 Village Idiot

    Telefoot Chain is a TV-channel owned by a spanish company that isnt connected to the paper with the same name apparently.

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