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Squad Analysis 2020/21

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    No matter what we do our team just lack alot of things we don't have player that can carry the ball in middle with pace we don't have creative midfielder we don't winger who can create cut inside or dribble few players we asking saka and willock to this but these guys are young thier career just started we have to ask Willian pepe to do that
     
  2. UnitedBeard

    UnitedBeard Well-Known Member

    30m on Saliba and not being used. 70m on Pepe but only had 2 league starter this season. The big signings that was signed under Emery are not used. That's 100m wasted and could have been added to Arteta's budget to sign top quality creative player or playmaker.
     
  3. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    Saka, Martinelli, Tierney, Partey and Gabriel are the only players I'd keep if I was given a chance to do a complete overhaul of the squad. That means 84% of the squad is basically between bang average and deadwood. Pretty depressing situation.
     
  4. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yes but most team have that you don't have 100% top players we have alot of underperforming players and they need to step up.
     
  5. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    I think we have the bones of a good squad tbh.

    Leno, Runarrsson, Tierney, Bellerin, Saliba, Gabriel, Mari, Cedric, Saka, Martinelli, Partey, Willock, Nelson, ESR, Auba, Pepe, Balogun, Willian.

    Are the players I'd build off. Main starting 11 needs 3 or 4 starters.

     
  6. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    Pepe, Auba, Saka

    CAM . Partey. Xhaka

    Tierney Gabriel Holding Bellerin

    4 -5 positions for upgrade. Only one glaring hole.
     
  7. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    To get the best out of this current personnel 442 is the way to go or a system which allows for two strikers

    442 flat
    Leno
    Bellerin Holding Gabriel Tierney
    Niles Partey Elneny Saka
    Aubamayang Pepe

    3412
    Leno
    Holding Gabriel Tierney
    Niles Partey Elneny Saka
    Willock
    Pepe/Nketiah Aubamayang

    4222 (Inverted Wingers)
    Leno
    Bellerin/Niles Holding Gabriel Tierney
    Elneny Partey
    Saka Willock/Smith-Rowe
    Aubamayang Pepe/Nketiah

    Something seems abit off whenever we're playing 343 or 433, doesn't suit this team whatsoever
     
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  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I think Arteta will keep playing 433 the first 25 minutes against were encouraging even tho we faced alot of shots but that what happened when you play 433 with Xhaka Ceballos specially against team like Leeds who press high
     
  9. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    It looks bad because there are too many players who can't pass the ball: Bellerin, Tierney, Holding, Ceballos, Saka, Auba, Laca. That's half of the squad already, and while all of them have some other talents that are useful, there's just no way any manager will get fluency out of this squad.

    This squad looks like Frankenstein, constant patching with no clear vision or plan of what our club wants to build here.
     
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  10. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    'We have to be stronger than ever, keep our idea and keep trying to bring the players we want, keep the players we have and evolve them. For me that’s the main secret... We want to move to a 4-3-3 but for that you need a lot of specificity in every position but now in 5/6 positions we don’t have it.' — Arteta in an interview with DAZN Spain.

    Leno

    Bellerín - [RCB ] - Gabriel - Tierney

    Partey

    [RCM ] - [LCM ]

    [RW] - Aubameyang - [LW]
    Those are the gaps I think Arteta sees a need to address in the next 18-24 months. Maybe ST as the sixth position needing an addition because of Aubameyang's age.

    It will likely be a mix of promoting from within (Saka and Martinelli leading the charge), hoping recent purchases fulfil promise (Saliba and Pépé) and smart external recruitment.
     
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  11. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    He said the other week that he seems Auba's natural position on the left, so I think CF is a big priority of his.
     
  12. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I think he'll back to 343 seem 433 made us more s**t don't think we have players to play 433 no Partey no creative midfielder in 433 we got bypass so easily. 343 will be struggle to watch but we'll be capable getting results until January when Partey Martinelli and hopefully getting creative midfielder
     
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  13. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Agree, I'm a bit disappointed we've never tried Willian as a midfielder with Pepe on the right
     
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Willian never played in midfield he barely can do it on wings if we should try someone in midfield is ESR he can give us extra creativity
     
  15. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Desperate times, think it's worth giving it a go. Some wingers switch to a more central position once they lose pace, Willian wouldn't be the first, and he is 33 or something already.
     
  16. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    I agree. We're all here talking about upgrades but what should we do in the mean time until January? Until Partey returns i'd try Luiz in midfield beside Elneny and Willian as a 10 with Saka and Nelson out wide. Its not ideal and yes we'll be short at CB but that would mean Saliba is at least on the bench. Maybe there will be some sort of chemistry between Willian and Luiz so we can get the ball forward. Plus Willian can interchange with either Nelson or Saka. It just gives some options in attack
     
  17. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks



    Guess I'll post this here seeing as the Özil thread is locked..... again.
     
  18. Macho

    Macho Established Member Trusted





    Özil should absolutely be in the squad, look at what we’re trying to do with Willock and Lacazette.

    Just wanted to point out that Merson is a clown who’s just contrary for the sake of it. He’s been slagging off Özil for years.

    He should never be used as a voice of reason, even when he’s absolutely right. He’s been saying what I’ve been saying though.
     
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  19. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    This is a fanbase who largely turned up their noses at the idea of Coutinho - even on loan. Yes, we've been great creatively this season.

    I bet the same fans would still find reasons why Coutinho would be a bad signing never mind and Isco or Lemar.

    I'd love a mobile playmaker in our midfield, who can link midfield and attack. ESR might be the guy in the future, but my priority in January would to get a creator in.

    Willian, Özil and Pepe are creative, but one looks in semi retirement, 1 is a serial tweeter and not registered and things aren't working for our record signing.
     
  20. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    You wouldn’t keep Leno?
    Also some players are good enough back ups.
     

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