I reject your reality, I substitute my own !!
Yeah. Well I doubt they will alter their transfer tactics much. I can't see them going for Zaha even for free. They want to grow the team together, and get players who have "resale" value. And like you say, players like Zaha likely are not happy if these young guys keep him on the bench by playing well.Yeah I can see where you’re coming from. I should probably state my position before I get accused of sitting on the fence.
I’m generally pro-gamble anti-proven. The thing with proven buys is they tend to either have a big ego, or they have the pressure of the price tag hanging around them. I’m not a fan of either of those things. Some people around here point to our position as some kind of Goldilocks lucked out moment but for me it’s not an accident. A lot of wrongs were righted and a lot of good decisions got us to where we are. The hunger and desire of “gambles” to prove themselves whether from the academy or from elsewhere has been a huge part of that. They got non negotiables coming out their backside.
I would normally always prefer to buy 5x gambles over 2x experienced. This Jan, I will “allow it” but my preference is to carry on with the same methods that got us to where we are now.
It all depends on the price and transfer structure of Mudryk, at least he would be very happy to come and compete. Still at this point for Arsenal the optimum for age and experience is 23-26 years old imo, while of course younger players can be experienced enough so there are exceptions.