Ryan Bertrand

Papa Wonga

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Anything longer then 2 years and more then £40k p/w we're having issues.

Club never learn, go for Emerson Royale, way younger, much higher ceiling.

Suppose it helps with his past chelsea connections, and he's a UCL winner! Experience for Edu and Arteta.
 

Goonger

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Anything longer then 2 years and more then £40k p/w we're having issues.

Club never learn, go for Emerson Royale, way younger, much higher ceiling.

Suppose it helps with his past chelsea connections, and he's a UCL winner! Experience for Edu and Arteta.
Emerson is a right back, Bertrand is a left back.
 

Goonger

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Him and Junior Firpo both can play both positions.

Never seen Emerson at left back. But even if he is, the whole point is to get a natural left back in as cover, not shoe horn someone into a position.

We'll replace Bellerin at right back as well fingers crossed, that could well be Emerson anyway.
 

GDeep™

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I didn’t mind this signing in January, mainly because we were short on options in the market and only had Tierney. In the summer market you’ve got ****loads of options and shouldn’t be settling for signing a 31 year old on a free transfer.
He’s 32 in August. On a free for one year it’s not the end of the world, but it’s just more mediocrity for us.
 

dashsnow17

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think van Anholt in the same contract position as well... either would be solid back up

Nah sorry, this is the sort of thing fans say to themselves in the summer, then come November when we're 15th we turn around and scream "Of course we're 15th, we've got Crystal Palace's left-back playing in our defence cos Tierney picked up another injury!"
 

yousif_arsenal

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i'm just not sure with no european football any LB would accept being backup for already quality player in Tierney who is just 23 years and next season he won't be asked to play 3 games a week it'll maximum 1 game a week.
 

AberGooner

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If we needed this guy it was in January when we had 1 LB but to see we're still targeting him 6 months later shows exactly how the club is working at the moment. File under Cedric/Mari/etc. There's plenty young LB's out there who'd get plenty minutes backing up Tierney.
 

dashsnow17

Sounds Like Hairspray
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i'm just not sure with no european football any LB would accept being backup for already quality player in Tierney who is just 23 years and next season he won't be asked to play 3 games a week it'll maximum 1 game a week.

There are other LBs. Lee Buchanan, 20 years old at Derby, very cheap. There are lots of footballers in the world, we just need to do some actual scouting instead of going for the lazy option.
 

yousif_arsenal

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Cedric/Holding/Mari/Bertrand

Southampton had that 5 years ago with better CB’s. 😭
but these you mention all backup. New RB Gabriel Saliba Tierney are our first team players. if we had the man city or chelsea ability to transfer i would love have 8 elite players but we all know that won't happen.
 

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