Life After Emery Begins

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aussie_gunner123, Sep 18, 2019.

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Would you be satisfied with hiring Mikel Arteta?

  1. Yes, he's been my first choice from the start

    20.0%
  2. Yes, even though I preferred other candidate(s)

    57.0%
  3. No

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  1. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    I have been pointing out this slack attitude during Wenger's last years itself. If you think about it, all variations of this problem boils down to us not selling under performers quickly enough. If you know that you have a fat contract for five years and the club is not going to sell you, why would you waste your time working your ass off? Only people who derive motivation from other sources can perform well.
    You may think that holding on to someone like Jenkinson was a small mistake. But that sends out a very bad message to the team. If a player like him can bide his time having fun, why can't I? In fact I was happy with the current regime when plenty of players were sold or let go of, last year. But I would like to see them even more brutal on two things:
    1) Sell the players who show slack attitude.
    2) Sell the players who don't renew with two years left in contract.

    They already promised that number 2 will be the case moving forward. Would love to see how they handle Laca/Auba contracts.
     
  2. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Transfer Junkie

    At the end of the day we should be looking to sell Auba and Laca anyway instead of letting them run their contracts down.
     
  3. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Can you imagine how long it‘d take for us to to bring in someone who‘s actually the head coach of a team? :lol:
     
  4. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    Since we're getting Arteta and this threads the most active and most off topic.

    If we sell Auba and Laca which striker do we bring in to replace?
     
  5. Beast Incarnate

    Beast Incarnate Well-Known Member

    Özil, Auba and Xhaka I suspect are the 3 main suspects of this lazy attitude. It spreads through the squad like wildfire.

    To save the body from infection, you need to amputate the arm. Those 3 should be first out the door. Auba is world class and he does score goals, but his attitude is a detriment to the harmony of the squad. Sell him whilst we can still get a good price for him.
     
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  6. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    I called it yesterday that we need a massive clear-out. Some of deadwood should have been sold years ago yet they stuck around and have been coasting from season to season.

    I was never keen on Unai Emery but the way the players disrespected him was disgraceful, I would get rid of most of them based on that alone. I can’t wait until we get rid of Lacazette, AMN, Xhaka, Torreira, Mustafi, LOLuiz and Sokratis.
     
  7. Beast Incarnate

    Beast Incarnate Well-Known Member

    Call me mad, but I do think there is a player in Torreira.

    Just think constantly coming in and out of the team and the turmoil this season has affected his performances.
     
  8. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Auba has 54 goals & 13 assists for us in just 86 games. Ffs.

    He is one of the few senior players you keep to build around. His attitude may be bubbling at the mo but thats because he is on one level & everyone else ****.

    We cant afford to sell him. Even a Giroud / Lacazette level striker in his place could result in relegation.
     
  9. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    You don’t build around a 30 year old (he’ll be 31 at the start of next season) who you’ll need to pay £300k+ per week to keep.
     
  10. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    Bring in Moussa Dembele from Lyon to replace Lacazette.
     
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  11. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    You do if he is scoring goals & have no means to replace.
     
  12. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    Who do you want?
     
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  13. CJJ

    CJJ Well-Known Member

    If he doesn't resign we should sell him. Doesn't matter that he's a great player. We can't afford any more +40m players leaving us on a free, its so stupid business.
     
  14. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    Lacazette is the one that should be sold imo. His attitude stinks and his goal scoring record is Giroud-esque.

    We should try and convince Auba to stay.
     
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  15. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    That’s short sighted. We need to plan for the future not for today. Auba would want at least a two year extension and around £300k a week. You’re just asking for another Özil situation.

    The appointment of Arteta should come with a complete rethink of how we build the squad. We need to target younger promising players who don’t need paying fortunes.
     
  16. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    For sure, he was great at the World Cup and everyone was waxing lyrical about him. But he hasn't shown that kind of form here, hopefully Arteta can bring it out.
     
  17. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    It would probably help if he was played in the right position. I doubt there is anything wrong with his work ethic or attitude.
     
  18. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    Is Auba a bad influence on Laca though? He certainly seems to try harder without his buddy on the pitch
     
  19. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Replacing Auba will be fine, good player but not world class
     
  20. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    I'd like Dembele, but guess he's off to Chelsea or so. I'd also surely take the swap with Jovic
     
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