Squad Analysis 2019/20

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Dutch D, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    Imagine thinking Koscielny was ever elite.
     
  2. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    He was one of league's best defenders for a few years.
     
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  3. goonerfamily

    goonerfamily Active Member

    This team needs investments in every position other than goalkeeper and striker I think.
    Personally, I would prioritise a starting left back (maybe Tierney), a physical CB with significant potential (Saliba, Konate etc), a physical midfielder who can go past a man (maybe someone like Sangare, Praet, I don't know I've never really seen either) and a winger who can dribble with some end product (possibly Carasco?)
     
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  4. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    I agree. Tierney, Saliba, Sangare, Carrasco would be a good window for next season and especially the future.
     
  5. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    The squad we have is good enough to get 5th quite comfortably.

    If our aim is top 4, we can add a starting LB and CM.

    If we want to try for the league, then we need a LB, CB, CM and Winger. In addition to what we already have.
     
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  6. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    Never ever was, he's only been good when paired with Mertesacker otherwise he's been good but accident prone. He's been a mainstay in how many terrible defences and embarrassing results?
     
  7. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Established Member

    Holding is running....So he is back in shape... ;)

     
  8. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    Pretty much agree with this. Nice to read a sensible post about our squad in stead of the "everybody is **** except the ones that are world class" stuff that seems to be growing more and more popular nowadays.

    I would maybe put Leno one category higher, though. Also, in addition to being a decent PL player already, Guendouzi is an exciting youngster as well. Many seem to have forgotten how young he is. I'd also be inclined to give AMN one more season as a back up RB. He's still at an age where he can easily take a one step up. And most of his bad performances were due to brain farts in stead of technical or physical deficiencies. He might get rid of those with age.

    But overall, it is quite clear we need to upgrade on multiple positions if we want to start challenging for finishes higher than 5th/6th. And at least some of the youngsters need to reach their potential
     
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  9. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    I worry a lot about our midfield. We really need to make sure we get the right (b2b) replacement for Ramsey. We're definitely lacking certain qualities in our selection of midfielders at the moment (dribbling, scoring threat, engine, mobility, athleticism).
     
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  10. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    You're most likely in the minority that thinks that. Never been the leagues very best but easily top 10 in his prime.
     
  11. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    When's the squad back in training?
     
  12. THunter

    THunter NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    I thought the non internationals were back on Monday but @American_Gooner reckons later than that so not sure.
     
  13. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  14. THunter

    THunter NOT In A Caravan Trusted

  15. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Hopefully he took up a new hobby like baking bread and changes career. Looks like he would make a top baker imo.

    Edit: I'm in a generous mood, he could be a butcher
     
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  16. arsenefc

    arsenefc Obsessed With Guendouzi

    Leno is error prone and shaky on crosses.

    Torreira is brushed aside easily.

    Doozi cannot tackle or carry the ball.

    Sokratis has no pace and resorts to fouling.

    Auba and Laca cannot hold up the ball or win it in the air.

    The only world class players in this squad are Özil and Bellerin. Auba/ laca / xhaka / leno / torreira may make the step up this season, but the coaching doesnt inspire confidence.

    Its going to be a long season, and the club wont get far with journeymen buys and timid tactics. Either go for a youth project or go for a defensive counterattacking setup...but choose an identity. Right now its a team that got badly exposed in the EL final. In important games, you cannot play two strikers and pray for a miracle. Need better tactics than that.
     
  17. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    I sorta feel like we have to let one of Koscielny, Chambers and Holding go, if Kos can get a new deal back in france for equal or more money let him go
    on the other side we get real money for either Chambers or Holding
    Holding did good last season for us, Chambers elsewhere, chambers is more versatile thou
     
  18. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    When fit he was a given starter for France...

    Name other elites that were!
     
  19. Football Manager

    Football Manager Broken Record

    We really need to make sure we get the right cazorla replacement. We're definitely lacking certain qualities in our selection of midfielders at the moment (dribbling, long passing, through passes, one twos, dictating tempo, defensive positioning, football intelligence).
    Box to box is ****
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
  20. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Holding touted as a potential future captain and Xhaka fans start wanting him out. Makes you think.
     

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