Squad Analysis 2019/20

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

  1. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Dont drink the koolaid.

    I an not hating on Santi, i'm hating on the notion that he is the end all of what is great and what we need.

    We were in the same boat back then but people view those days with rose tinted glasses. Doesnt matter if we looked better or not, we didnt win the league or Europe with him neither

    What he does in spain has No bearing on what he could do in the PL.
     
  2. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    A somewhat realistic take:

    GK

    Leno
    Martínez

    CB

    New Signing
    Sokratis
    Holding
    Chambers

    RB

    Bellerín
    Maitland-Niles

    LB

    Tierney
    Monreal

    CM

    Xhaka
    Torreira
    Guendouzi
    Willock

    RW

    Pépé
    Mkhitaryan
    Martinelli

    AM

    Ceballos
    Özil

    LW

    Iwobi
    Nelson

    ST

    Aubameyang
    Lacazette
    John-Jules

    Out
    Ospina
    Elneny
    Koscielny
    Mustafi
    Jenkinson
    Asano
    Kolašinac
    Bielik
    Smith Rowe [Loan]
    Mavropanos [Loan]
    Nketiah [Loan]

     
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  3. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    The ages of our players an interesting thing. Of those you have staying only handful are over 28.
     
  4. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    The squad is only going to get younger as well.

    Sokratis, Monreal, Mkhitaryan, and Özil will all be gone in the space of two seasons, and that's without even touching on Aubameyang and Lacazette.
     
  5. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    Although I'm personally biased towards exciting signings below 23 years old, this might actually mean we would do well to buy in the 26-28 category in the next few windows. Can't have a squad of 20-24 year olds, need some experience as well.

    At the start of the window, our squad was fairly old with few valuable assets. Much different outlook now.

    Think you're largely right that this will be our squad at the start of the season. Think it's more likely Monreal is sold than Kolasinac though. Hope we manage to sell Mkhitaryan, but zero links, unfortunately.

    Think with Kos, Musti, Kola/Monreal and Mkhi out, we'd have largely covered the loss of last season due to high wages. That could mean a positive financial balance despite missing out on CL.
     
  6. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Modern training and sports medicine has come a long way, you can buy 30+ today and still excpect alotta years
     
  7. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Good list, shaping up to be an exciting squad. But I’d keep Kolasinac ahead of Nacho- I love him but his legs are gone.

    Mkhitaryan needs selling. He can’t coast through another season, surely. Hard to see where he goes though.
     
  8. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Has there been any links for Elneny? See Monreal going if we get Tierney but honestly I'd not mind if Kola went, has some value and a big wage.
     
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  9. Pat Rice

    Pat Rice Self-Proclaimed Nice Guy

    Leno
    Martinez
    Macey

    Bellerin
    AMN
    Jenkinson (can’t see us selling)

    Sokratis
    New CB
    Holding
    Chambers (also cover at RB and DM)
    Medley
    (Saliba loan)
    (Mavropanos loan)

    Tierney (?)
    Kolasinac
    Monreal (could see going back to Spain depending on how we look end of August)

    Xhaka
    Torreira
    Ceballos (could also see as a 10 against bigger sides when we want a harder worker behind the striker)
    Guendouzi
    Willock

    Pepe
    Mhki
    Martinelli

    Özil
    Iwobi
    (Smith-Rowe loan)

    Aubameyang
    Nelson
    Saka

    Lacazette
    Nketiah

    4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 depending on how we set up the midfield against different oppositions.

    This will be the best squad we’ve had in years.
     
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  10. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    What concerns me about Kolasinac are his wages and his inability to play as a LB in a back 4. Don't get me wrong, Monreal is in decline, but if we can ring one final season out of him as back up to Tierney, we can then let him go on a free and bring in a cheap backup to Tierney.

    Mkhitaryan and Özil are probably a chance to leave at the end of the upcoming season, the former more than the latter for obvious reasons.

    Elneny was linked to West Ham a little while ago.
     
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  11. Reyes no.11

    Reyes no.11 Member

    Formation: 4-3-3

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

    CM: *Bakayoko, Guendouzi, Smith Rowe
    DM: Torreira, Maitland-Niles
    CM: *Ceballos, Willock

    LM: *Zaha, Iwobi
    CF: Aubameyang, Martinelli, Nketiah
    RM: *Pepe, Mkhitaryan

    In: Tierney, Rugani, Bakayoko, Ceballos, Zaha, Pepe
    Out: Koscielny, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Elneny, Xhaka, Özil, Lacazette

    First XI

    ------------------------------------Leno

    Bellerin--------------Rugani----------------Sokratis--------------Tierney

    -----------------------------------Torreira
    --------------------Ceballos-------------------Bakayoko

    Pepe-------------------------------------------------------------------Zaha
    --------------------------------Aubameyang

    Subs: Martinez, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Martinelli
     
  12. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    We're not buying Pepe and Zaha.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
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  13. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

  14. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Updated.
     
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  15. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    I hope there's a chance we sign Ceballos.
     
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  16. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    GK Leno Martines
    RB Bellerin AMN
    CB Sokratis CB Holding Chambers Medley
    LB Tierney Kolasinac
    CM Torreira Guendozi Xhaka Ceballos Willock
    AM Özil Mkhi
    Wingers Pepe Nelson Iwobi Auba Martinelli
    CF Laca Nektiah

    i think this will be our squad we still short on wings we'll have to improve it next summer also i think Elneny Kosh Mustafi Monreal will be sold this month.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2019
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  17. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    So if we get tierney and a cb and get rid of mustafi and kos then the last 2 summer transfer windows will be the best this club has seen for over a decade.
     
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  18. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Probably doesnt dare to leave the UK or he Will be extradited ;)
     
  19. Giroud12

    Giroud12 Well-Known Member

    If we get in a new CB like Umtiti (hopefully someone better) this squad is really starting to look good.

    Leno is a top keeper. Tierney is very exciting and Bellerin is one of the best RB´s in the league. Sokratis, Holding and a new CB could just be good enough. Torreira will only get better, same with Guendouzi, and Xhaka is not as bad as some people think. Willock will have his big breakthrough this season.

    Going forward we´re absolutely fantastic. Laca and Auba has shown they are world class, Ceballos has the potential to tear it up in this league and we´ve all seen the stuff Pepe can do.

    We won´t have great depth, but Iwobi, Miki, Nketiah, Martinelli etc. could do a job.

    Granted, were "only" an injury crisis a la last year away from giving significant game time to Mustafi, AMN and possibly even Jenkinson, but if we can avoid major injuries I think this team is the best after Pool and City.

    United is a mess at the moment and is lacking quality forwards. Sp**s is very reliant on Son and Kane and it will be interesting to see how VAR is going to affect them. Chelsea without Hazard seems fecked and both Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic need to hit the ground running.

    We should have taken third last season despite a massive injury crisis and quite a bit of bad luck (away to Chelsea, Man U, Sp**s). We´re much stronger now, especially if Tierney and a new CB joins.

    Can´t wait for the season to start now.
     
  20. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    Holding is there in all the training pics. He's fit to start against Newcastle, right?
     

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