Think there's a good chance that Raphinha is going to be their best attacker this season
Trusted by our manager to do what? Cause Pepe is not good enough to be a starter but he's more than good enough to be a second choice. The gap between him and Saka isn't like super huge, if you tell me Pepe is so bad we can't have him as backup then Saka isn't good enough to be first choice either.
Maybe Arteta should learn to trust his players more rather than think he can throw his toys out of his pram without consequences.
Is Raphina better than either Martinelli or ESR? That's certainly debatable and our younger two certainly have more potential and higher celling.
No amount of money we’d realistically pay would sway him to join us in our current state.We don't have have world class proven Manager but we do have **** load playe
Rep on what? Football manager or Twitter.
All clubs care about is how high amount the transfer fee they get for player.
It's rare that a player opts for a lower wage, lower signing on fee and lower agent fee in this day and age.
If we pay the fees that we have done in past and seem willing to do this summer plus pay Bellingham a Partey like wage (nevermind PEA wage or even Özil) with Kia or Mino or Jorge like agent fees that we have done to all three agents. Do you really think Bellingham opt against signing with us due to what some fifa playing teenagers will say on twitter?
It's not even a close.
Raphinha was one of the hottest winger in the league last season.
And with the potential and higher celling, I don't agree at all. Raphinha is crazy talented. Whether he gets a better career than ESR / Martinelli isn't sure, but in term of raw pure talent, Raphinha is ahead of them.
I like Raphinha but I would still prefer Gnabry if he is available. It sucks that he is going to Chelsea, but if he's going to cost around £65m I would prefer we focus on other areas in more urgent need of strengthening such as LB, RB, Partey cover, etc. The money can only go so far. Heck, maybe Nelson comes back with a fire under his ass and proves himself worthy of being in the rotation?
Alexis 2014-16 yep. The rest are not elite dribblers or at 1v1 situations.
Saka is the closest but can't do anything on the outside.
Fair enough but the attempting counts for a lot.ESR (64%), Saka (49%) and Martinelli (52%) all have a better successful dribble % than Raphinha (40%) they just don’t attempt as many.
No amount of money we’d realistically pay would sway him to join us in our current state.
Do you honestly think he’d choose us over the likes of Real Madrid or Liverpool (who he’s been heavily linked with) who’ll offer him comparable wages at worst, the opportunity to play alongside the world’s best players under a world class manager, and the chance to win every major trophy possible? Because that’s what they can offer.