Renato Sanchez is good, but our current CMs lacks physical prowess and size, only Partey has both. Thus I feel we must have at least 1 more of Partey's type, tall, strong CM with good technique and work rate. My preference from the days of PV4, Petit, Gilberto, Parlour and Edu himself.
Nah, partey is enough... I prefer I player capable of playing football and moving around the field. You see Kante, he doesn't need to be tall to steal the ball and play football. Then you have Xhaka, yes strong and tall but....As I said tall and strong, that surely better than only strong IMO. At least 1.8m tall for me.
We're looking for two CM''s, and Ben White's versatility might well be counted as one of the two, especially if we don't do anything with Holding, Chambers, a d Saliba. We don't know. Despite Hairspray's response, I am still of the opinion it could have been Lokonga vs. Neves for the other CM, Lokonga apparently winning out unless Wolves drop their asking price for Ruben Neves.No it been confirmed from Athletic that we looking for 2 midfielders Lokanga is one for future and not to replace Xhaka. We losing Xhaka Guendouzi Torreira and lost Ceballos who back to Madrid
That’s kinda one of my concerns with signing Benny Blanco. He seems like a 3-in-1 player and allows Edu/Arteta to make some shortcuts. Can’t sign that established CM, no worries White can play there. No RB, White can do a job there. I’m fully expecting some form of dissatisfaction this window and I think signing White can at least absolve some poor movement in this window.What I was saying earlier about Lokonga and Neves actually having similar profiles, Neves the more established player, but Lokonga for 17m could allow more focus of resources on RB, CAM, maybe CF, esp. if Ben White's ability to play CM as well as CB is also considered. Not necessarily what I would do, but could be what Arteta/Edu are thinking.
I agree with you. Luiz came here as somebody who can play at cm and played 1 game there. We'd be signing White as a CB and I'm all for it.