Gonna play Devil’s Advocate here. I don’t think Sambi is bad. Raw but not bad. People saying Elneny is better are full blown alcoholics or meth heads. I can’t tell. That’s for you to decide. I think he’s probably a couple years away from being a first teamer. I think there’s a lot of animosity thrown his direction because of the mishap of the Guendouzi situation. Personally, I think Guendouzi is overrated and only really excelled in chaotic games. In more structured environments I don’t think he’s much different to Sambi. People are forgetting he lost his place to Torreira and Cellabos.
Now when analysing yesterday’s game. I find it worrisome that our entire midfield was poor. Not just Partey and Sambi (who made the mistakes) but, Ødegaard was largely frustrating and ESR messed up on some simple decisions. When one person is poor that’s on him; if multiple players are poor, that tells me it’s a structure/managerial issue.
Guendouzi and Sambi are not top talents, just decent, but I def like the look of Sambi. Don't get what people expected of a guy coming from the Belgium league. That is such a big jump to make and now he is being relied upon at Arsenal lol. The decision-making of those in charge of this club is just hilarious. Sambi needs time and patience. Young players are meant to look up to the older veterans for guidance not the other way around. I would say 19 year old Wilshere was more gifted than Guendouzi and Sambi by far.