Monchi Targeted for Technical Director Role

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  1. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Hopefully we get someone in sooner rather than later, there are a lot of real opportunities this summer to be had.

    That and selling Mustafi is going to take someone really special.
  2. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Monchi using Arsenal to get a better deal elsewhere! A classic move in the world of football!
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  3. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Makes sense. Went to a bigger club & kind of flopped.

    If Roma saw him as a talent clubs would have to buy him out midseason you would expect... rather than just able to walk with Romas blessing.

    Lots of exciting options out there. just hope we dont over promote internally to save money.
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    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

  5. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    I hope this thing about having to have a connection to Emery or the club is bollocks. You’re limiting your options by doing that.
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  6. BenTal

    BenTal Well-Known Member

    We should now pray that Juventus knock out Ajax in the next round to get some news about Overmars. I would be still happy if we manage to hire Overmars.
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  7. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    I dont want to say it, but... Monchi's Transfer Target: Summer 2019 ... A classic AM backfire
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  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Let's hope the club got plan B I think it's between Edu and overmars both not as good as Monchi but overmars Ajax team is improving
  9. Ceballinhos

    Ceballinhos Cheating on Santi

  10. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    The kiss of death. If that's an accurate figure for his salary Sevilla won't get anywhere close to that.
  11. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    It's a lot of money. On the other hand, I don't think we can discount the attraction of going home. Sevilla wasn't just a stop along the road for Monchi as with Emery or most of the players who wore the shirt. He was born an hour's drive away and grew up from Sevilla's youth teams to the senior team through all those years as sporting director. There will, of course, be a level of comfort and he must weigh that against the money and challenge of Arsenal. Yes, it would be a major U-turn if things were as far along as people such as John Cross have been reporting. But he probably didn't expect this opportunity at this time.

    Hopefully he'll decide in Arsenal's favor, but if not they will find somebody else. Maybe Overmars can be convinced. Maybe somebody else. Luis Campos has recently been linked to becoming sporting director at Chelsea. Maybe Arsenal could swoop in and snatch him up. The coming days and weeks should be quite interesting.
  12. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Thought you'd be refering to a positive cross update ruling us out asap :lol:
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  13. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    @Slartibartfast is right. Should highjack Chelsea going after Campos and bring in a Leipzig/Salzburg Analyst /scout to be his sidekick.
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  14. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    I don't want us to be hijacking someone heading for another club - I want a proper Arsenal man, as I think we have enough career-minded, and money minded, men in charge, from the owner downwards
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  15. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    And where would we get such a man? A guy who has rarely worked at other "big" clubs won't have enough experience. A guy with enough experience will have worked at plenty other clubs and will have (had) offers from other big clubs.

    This position is extremely important and Arsenal need an absolute specialist. Luis Campos is one of the best DoFs around who can do all sorts of transfers.

    Btw. Mislintat was a real Dortmund man before he left for Arsenal.
    Monchi was a real Sevilla man before he left for Roma, then flirted with Arsenal only to apparently return to Sevilla. Don't think anyone of these could be labelled a true Arsenal man if still here.

    I don't know if you were in favour of Monchi, but that would have been very much a money minded man in charge. Don't see what would qualify Monchi as an Arsenal man, but Cam?os - or most any DoF out there - not.

    Bringing someone up through the ranks is extremely risky, as the DoF has so many tasks and I wouldn't know if Arsenal had someone who might have it in him. So we have to go out and get someone from another club.

    You can very much spend time at other clubs, have offers or be on your way to another club, before deciding to join Arsenal - and then become a proper Arsenal man. Wenger managed other clubs before Arsenal with success, during his time in Japan he was also approached by Bayern. So would he have qualified as a proper Arsenal man for you before he came?
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  16. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Speaking of Leipzig, what would you think of Ralf Rangnick as a candidate?

    Unless he and Chelsea had an agreement, I wouldn't see anything wrong. Who would you consider an Arsenal man? Would it have to be somebody like Overmars? And I would say that whoever Arsenal hires, being "money-minded" would have to be a prerequisite under a self-sustaining model.
  17. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful Vinai

    Struggling to work out who is least reliable here. ‘Spanish radio station’ vs. John Cross.
  18. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    Great football mind, but too stubborn and too used to being the big man at a club himself. Don't think him working under Sanllehi would work out. He's also more of a reformer, someone who loves the task of restructuring and bringing back/up whole clubs, giving them a complete identity. He's also very eccentric and idiosyncratic, easily clashes with people. He's a great mind, but only lasted that long at RB because he had free hand. I also think he works better in smaller environments, e.g. Hoffenheim and then early Red Bull, with big Schalke being one of his weaker stints.

    I have heard some rumours circulating: Apparently his parents are pretty old and a bit ill and he considers returning home to the Stuttgart region. He's acquainted on a personal level with VfB's president and his relationship with the RB football boss is said to be not the best anymore. So...could be that Rangnick returns to Stuttgart, although he has long said he would never consider this after a dirty divorce back then.

    With all that I don't think he's interested in being DoF but second fiddle at a world club, and he's even more eccentric and the like than Klopp. Don't think it would be a fit.
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  19. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Juan Cross
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  20. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Would be kind of exciting to see him go back to Stuttgart and see what he can do. Are any of the people he clashed with before still at the club? Seems like that was quite a few years ago. If he's on good terms with the current president, maybe it can happen.
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