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Squad Analysis 2018/19

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Aug 10, 2018.

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  1. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    No I think Lacazette is good but he's not been here long enough or been through enough at Arsenal to have an emotional connection
     
  2. Olympiakos 7

    Olympiakos 7 Member

    Building a decent midfield around Xhaka is like the employing a vegan chef to cook you a hog roast.. The principles of food preparation are there, but don't expect anything decent..
     
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  3. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    Building a squad around anyone is an error unless it's Messi/Ronaldo

    Build a good squad that doesn't crumble if one person is missing on matchday
     
  4. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    There used to be a time where we didn't win **** but I could always take pride in our way of football. When even Johan Cruijff himself said we played football the right way. When I'd laugh at Chelsea and United parking the bus.

    What have we become. We've lost our identity and we need a massive revamp to get it back. And since this is no FM it will take years..
     
  5. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Fvck pride, fvck identity, fvck beautiful football

    Fvck that approach it is precisly that approach that has reduced us to this pathetic team struggling to get 5th place
     
  6. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Do you see us playing good football while we struggle to get fifth?

    There are a few teams that play quality football, Liverpool, City, Barcelona.. oh well that's odd, those teams are playing for prizes as well! How can that be?
     
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  7. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    More money=higher level of athletes

    Barca doesn count because they play in a sunday league during regular weeks

    But they to have players that can and does run more and faster

    Mkitharyan, Iwobi, mustafi, amn wouldnt even make the bench in those teams

    Maybe not even our supposed top players would
     
  8. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Those players would have been binned years ago at those clubs.
     
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  9. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    We should have gotten an Giruad upgrade years ago

    Losing faith in Auba/Laca
     
  10. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    Troops and DT have been saying it for a while we have been papering over the cracks for far too long now. We don't have truly world class players.

    Auba makes good runs and is quick. He scores goals because of that but his hold up play is very weak.

    Lacazette is quite strong for a small player and is capable of top class hold up play and dribbles. But his movement is really poor. He is not easy to find.

    Xhaka, good passing range. Good stamina, powerful short but very weak when pressed. Can't dribble even is his life depended on it.

    Kos used to be world class, same with Nacho in my opinion but their playing days are behind them now.

    That leaves Leno. So far he is great. I need to watch him for another full season to decide if he is world class. I am not going to waste my time with the rest. Maybe Bellerin but the boy can't defend, he can't make the right decisions in attack.
     
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  11. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    The go to thread when we lose
     
  12. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter Trusted

    Only player I have any attachment to at the moment is Leno.
     
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  13. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter Trusted

    I don't think it matters if we have a massive clear out and not replace everyone, not going to be much more damaging than keeping what we have. Rather see us miss out on top 4 because the team lack experience instead of lacking brains and determination.
     
  14. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James Trusted

    The club are going to need to be clever in the transfer market. We won't have hundreds of millions so some people will need to be sold and young promising types signed. People like Ander Herrera are absolutely not the signings we need to be making. Someone like Brandt for £22m is the sort of obvious signing we need to be making (that depends on competition for him though).
     
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  15. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Worried about the links to Andre Gomes. Another slow, flaky ass bin man
     
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  16. Sanchez11

    Sanchez11 Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    I can see us promoting saka and bringing back nelson and esr to the first team, maybe willock aswel.
     
  17. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Incredibly depressing squad we’ve amassed. Lacking in quality everywhere. I mean look at this ffs:

    Goalkeepers:
    Leno
    Cech (retiring)
    Martinez

    Defenders:
    Koscielny
    Sokratis
    Mustafi
    Holding
    Chambers
    Mavropanos
    Monreal
    Kolasinac
    Bellerin
    Jenkinson
    Lichtsteiner

    Midfielders:
    Ramsey (Juventus)
    Xhaka
    Torreira
    Guendouzi
    Elneny
    Maitland-Niles
    Özil
    Iwobi
    Mkhitaryan

    Attackers:
    Aubameyang
    Lacazette

    Welbeck (contact expiring)
    Nketiah
     
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  18. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I'd keep -

    Leno

    Koscielny(backup)
    Sokratis
    Holding
    Mavropanos(backup)
    Bellerin
    Monreal(backup)

    Xhaka(backup)
    Torreira
    Guendouzi(backup)

    Auba
    Laca
    Nketiah
     
  19. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter Trusted

    I'd keep 9 and actively try and get rid of the rest. Could maybe get 100m from selling. God I wish someone had the balls to do it even if it made things worse for a season.
     
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  20. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Never thought I'd say this but we've missed Welbeck this season.
     
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