Kostas Manolas

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  1. Aevius

    Aevius Wenger's Booty Call Moderator

    Konstantinos "Kostas" Manolas

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    Born/age: Jun 14, 1991 (24)
    Place of birth: Naxos, Greece
    Nationality: [​IMG]Greece
    Current Club: Roma
    Height: 1,86 m
    Position: Centre Back

    FootballInsider currently claims someone from the Arsenal recruitment team has tipped them on interest for Manolas, and the Mirror claims he is one of our three main targets during the summer to fix our spine (along with Morata and Xhaka). Sources:

    http://www.footballinsider247.com/r...r-24-year-old-two-years-after-deal-collapsed/
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/arsenal-back-transfer-targets-alvaro-7709529

    We would be facing competition from Chelsea, as reported, for his signature. A new plan from Conte may seem attractive, but we have CL football next season and could also probably guarantee a 1st team position now.

    Here are some games of his with his whole performance, pretty good indicator of what kind of player he is:



     
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  2. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    A Manolas, Koscielny pairing sounds good, he's a very good defender.
     
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  3. Sanchez11

    Sanchez11 Everything is sh1t

    Should have bought him 2 years ago this is what happens when you sit on your hands.
     
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  4. Trilly

    Trilly ^ If Michael Owen posted on AM

    Honestly sounds like they've been reading AM. Not a sniff of interest, a few people wish list him then bang.
     
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  5. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    :lol:

    I enjoyed his "Rooney and Fellaini to Arsenal" exclusives more tbh.
     
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  6. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Didnt he link us to trying to sign Suarez and Rooney together that summer? :lol:
     
  7. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Yep, classic Veysey move to throw as much **** at the wall as possible and see what sticks.

    Anyway, Manolas would be a really good signing. Doesn't seem realistic though.
     
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  8. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    Not a chance we're paying £30M for a CB, even if Manolas is quality. Wenger will stick with and give more time to Kos/Gabriel. More likely Bielik will be promoted to the first team squad.
     
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  9. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    Way beyond our budget for a CB. I don't think that signing a CB is a top priority for Wenger, thus we won't go for someone that expensive.
     
  10. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    Don't know this guy, how good is he? Looks strong and good in the air in the videos but also rather slow. Anyone with a more extensive assessment? Thanks
     
  11. Bananacoffee

    Bananacoffee Well-Known Member

    Not really, huge question marks over his ability back then, still is tbh.

    Has really grown at Roma, but I always worry when buying defenders from Serie A. That league has a tendency to make mediocre defenders look like Maldini. Most get shown up when they move elsewhere.
     
  12. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Technically proficient for a centre-back. Has the ability to play the ball out in the first phase and also is a very good dribbler under pressure - although this can leave the team exposed. Physically strong but also has the desire/passion to impose himself physically. Relishes the battle. Ferocious in the tackle too. A really good one-to-one defender. His decision-making isn't what it needs to be yet. He also benefits from being a part of a tactical system that rarely leaves him exposed. And he is not a particularly vocal organiser. I think he's slower than Koscielny/Gabriel but isn't a slouch.

     
  13. tim08

    tim08 Well-Known Member

    Think this guy is the real deal, physically imposing and tough yet good on the ball. Would be a big upgrade on Per and would be somebody who could come in and instantly improve the starting 11.

    If Roma want £30m then pay it, top young CB's are worth their weight in gold.
     
  14. Sanchez11

    Sanchez11 Everything is sh1t

    Dont agree he showed signs of promise before the move to rome tbf.
     
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  15. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    He will go to Chelsea, CL or not! I would love Wenger to prove me wrong but I dont fancy our chances.
     
  16. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Contrarian

    We have 4 CB's. Don't get sucked into the hype.

    Arsenal aren't signing any central defenders.
     
  17. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    At least this guy won't Kostas many points.......
     
  18. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    Good defender but poverty links. Wayne Veysey should be banned here.
     
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  19. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Good defender should have bought him before his move to Roma. i want him to replace Mertesacker.
     
  20. illmatik

    illmatik Active Member

    Absolutely need this guy, perfect CB for us right now
     

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