Squad Analysis 2018/19

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

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  1. lamby22

    lamby22 It's Not Lupus

    I don't think I've disliked a bunch of players so much. I wouldn't care if we binned them all. Of the senior squad I only like Leno but he's only been here a short time and hasn't had time to piss me off yet.

    I'd love us to rebuild with youth but I can't see it happening under this current regime. The future is grim.
  2. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Good stuff.
  3. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    You don't know how bad I feel mate. I've spent last 2 hours counting all triangles around me, and what for? Arsenal still lost. This is the worst day of my life.
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  4. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Hence why going nearly full youth wouldn’t be so bad. They might finish 8th next season, but be title challengers in 3 years time.
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  5. Giroud12

    Giroud12 Well-Known Member

    We need a massive overhaul. Would like to see Mustafi, Mkhi, Iwobi, Özil, Jenkinson, Monreal and Kos gone, at the very least.

    Get in a backup RB, new LB, 2 new CBs, a new attacking mid and two wingers.
  6. progman07

    progman07 Well-Known Member

    So a honest question, because many people raise the topic that we should heavily rely on youngsters next season.

    Do you guys believe Arsenal fans as a whole have the patience for involving youngsters?

    Personally based on Iwobi, Guendouzi and AMN - 100% no. People actually attack them on social media after a bad game. Imagine we put the pressure on youngsters only to carry the burden of scoring 10-20 goals a season.
  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Going youth with PL full of money meaning we are in risk dropping much further. We'll have to balance between both.
  8. lamby22

    lamby22 It's Not Lupus

    Probably not. Our fans can be pretty toxic. I'd be all for the youth project though. If we had a clear direction and the club were honest about it then maybe more fans would get behind the idea.
  9. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    This has been dreadful season. So many under performers.

    Mikitaryan, Iwobi, Kolasinac, Sokratis, Mustafi, Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Özil, Maitland-Niles, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Elneny.

    Emery has to work some magic with the guys who survive the cut because we can't go into next season with these guys not performing better!
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  10. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Well-Known Member

    We’re desperately short of players with true pace.

    In the early Wenger years he seemed to favour players that were athletic and quick. We barely have any like that now and it shows.

    A cliché I know, but there’s no substitute for it, and our lack of it costs us at both ends of the pitch.
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  11. Reyes no.11

    Reyes no.11 Member

    Formation: 4-3-3

    GK: Leno, Martinez, Macey
    LB: Kolasinac, Monreal
    CB: Sokratis, Holding, Mavropanos
    CB: *CB, Chambers
    RB: Bellerin, *RB

    CM: *Rabiot, Guendouzi, Smith Rowe
    DM: Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Bielik
    CM: *CM, Willock

    LM: *LM, Iwobi
    CF: Aubameyang, *Sturridge, Nketiah
    RM: Mkhitaryan, Nelson

    In: CB, RB, CM, Rabiot, LM, Sturridge

    Out: Ospina, Koscielny, Mustafi, Lichsteiner, Jenkinson, Elneny, Xhaka Özil, Lacazette

    First XI





    Subs: Martinez, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Nelson, Sturridge
  12. NZgunner

    NZgunner Active Member

    The Sky Sports poll on Arsenal players that should stay or go has some interesting results - and with more than 170k votes probably reasonably indicative of what fans actually want.

    No surprises about Mustafi or Özil, but I was surprised that almost 60% want Koscielny gone (I'd keep him for the experience he can impart to our younger defenders) and over 70% want Iwobi to stay (zero mental toughness and rarely makes good football decisions).

    Also interesting that the majority (55%) want Xhaka out.

    But when the fans want 11 out of 26 players out, and 6 of those 11 have been first choice regulars, it shows just how little faith the fans have in the current squad.
  13. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Unlike Cornavirus.

    We criticize each others opinions on here. Compared to Twitter we have managerial level football IQ.

    The majority of fans have absolute meme tier options tbh
  14. Red London

    Red London Anti-Simp Culture Trusted

    I wouldnt say we should heavily rely on them but they should be getting more minutes in the Europa League and cups. The outstanding performers from those games should get some opportunities in the league.

    Players like Elneny should be sold and replaced by Willock/AMN, while Welbeck should be replaced by Nelson/Saka.

    Its the starting players who need to be replaced with quality like Ramsey, Mustafi, Kola?, Özil? etc. + we needed a winger regardless. Its all about balance, promote youth and sign a few players to replace the insane amount of outgoings.
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  15. Baki

    Baki Well-Known Member

    Tried youth protect with Wenger. Won't work and if it does, will take years and require us skipping much further down the table. Not to mention young players might get broken by the responsibility and scrutiny.
  16. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I hope so. I would call on fans to get behind them, but realistically, they'll go over the top and savage them. I'm not even sure "heavily relying" on them is what I would advocate but using them more should be a priority. There's a couple I can see being first teamers in the immediate future but not all do. Arsenal fans should have more patience with the young players - it's the seniors who don't deserve it because they've continually failed. Until we sign a different set of senior players then I would rather see the youngsters.

    But I am admittedly worried that other fans won't be as patient and won't get behind them. We already had people, even on this forum, calling Nketiah sh!t, saying that Willock won't make it, and that Nelson's overrated because Nagelsmann dropped him. People were ready to sh*t on them already and it kinda pissed me off, and not much pisses me off regarding football these days, but that was disappointing and I hope that changes next season.
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  17. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    We never tried with youth who did we try with
  18. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    yeah but if we're gonna be competing for 5th or 6th, we can do it with a more youth centric team
  19. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    Close to 20 years and we haven’t replaced Vieira.

    Unless we do something about our midfield, we are not going anywhere!

    People keep criticizing Özil, but our problem is behind him. I'd sell Xhaka and Elnenny, get someone really good at midfield.
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  20. Tony's nose

    Tony's nose Well-Known Member

    Build from the back our defense is horrfic and get a decent captain appointed
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