The Wish List

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by The Mini, May 3, 2004.

  1. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    I don't know why Arsenal don't more often employ the strategy of buying up good players from smaller clubs in the league. Juve do it, Bayern do it, Utd used to do it a lot.

    I was surprised at Dunk's stats, he's doing very well this season. Evans, Maguire & Lascelles are all CBs I'd be happy to consider too. But none of them get above 80% for pass completion and I'd bet that's the sort of thing that puts Arsenal off, even though you complete more passes in a better team.

    Whoever it is, Arsenal needs a CB with game intelligence and organisational abilities to partner Mustafi. Mustafi is a doer and he's good at that, but he needs someone next to him telling him what to do.
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  2. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Which other players in the PL are worth looking at: Ndidi, Doucoure, Richarlison, Mahrez, Masuaku, Tarkowski, Lemina, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Pickford? Some of them would certainly be good additions.
  3. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Sp*rs are linked to him apparently. I don't know if they actually need him, but it's the sort of smart buy they've done before from a smaller PL side with Dembele & Wanyama. It's the sort of buy we never seem to do.

    I'm not saying we should pick up all our players from inside the PL, but we could probably source a majority of what we need from there. Certainly CB & DM, maybe a winger too.
  4. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Maybe add Jules Kounde to that list. Seems to be bossing it for Bordeaux.
  5. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

  6. LG10

    LG10 Well-Known Member

    Doucoure is top class but if Ramsey is at the club we don't really need him. Although, considering Ramsey and Wilshere are injury prone this guy would be the perfect player to come in for them rather than elneny.
  7. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    He's better than Ramsey, Wilshere and Xhaka defensively though, hence why he could potentially play alongside any of them.
  8. LG10

    LG10 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but don’t think he can play as dm which is our most pressing need. Would be a luxury signing.
  9. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    I don't think he'd be a luxury at all, to me he looks like an essential. Doucoure would do all the things Wenger likes but he'd also provide strength and mobility that we don't have.
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  10. LG10

    LG10 Well-Known Member

    Think he could do well as a dm but it would underutilize his massive engine, he's fantastic going box to box. Also think he would need a coach like Pep to teach him how to play Dm as he's never played there before. Wenger's brilliant "go express yourself" tactical insights aren't going to show Doucoure which areas to vacate as a 6.
  11. Aevius

    Aevius World Cup Prediction Champion Moderator

    There are some very good, interesting young CMs around Europe atm: Milinkovic-Savic, Fabinho, Doucoure, NDombele, Torreira... big clubs can't snap them all up, so hopefully we manage to get any one of them. They don't offer the exact same things, but they're all pretty well-rounded and would take us up a level for sure.
  12. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Don't forget Zakaria. I personally think him/Fabinho is probably what we need with AMN coming through.
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  13. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    I see your point, i'm just thinking that with Wenger we're never gonna play with a pure DM anyway. I mean we had Coq and even he eventually started going forward.
  14. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Very true, there's a real glut of midfield talent out there right now, not to mention talent in other areas of the pitch. But it still won't be easy: Sergej I see going to Utd or Inter/Juve, Fabinho to PSG, City or Utd, Ndombele to stay at Lyon, Torreira to Napoli, Ndidi to stay at Leicester, Zakaria is gettable but might not be ready to step up (though I like him a lot), Meyer is gettable but I have doubts about him.

    Not all what I've just said is 100% going to happen, but we'll have to be very proactive and aggressive to make those players ours. Doucoure would be an easier target, but no doubt we'd f*ck that one up too. There's not even any strong indication that the club is looking for a DM. I'm choosing to believe that they are, just because the alternative would be too depressing haha.
  15. Tom349

    Tom349 Member

    This has nothing to do with Wenger and everything to do with Coquelin and his inability to do anything positive when in possession of the ball. If a player is no good with the ball then opposition defences will overplay the players who are good with the ball and leave space for the player who is no good with the ball, knowing that he won't hurt them the space they leave for him.
  16. Aevius

    Aevius World Cup Prediction Champion Moderator

    Just seen...

    He looks a very confident player, I doubt it's a coincidence that Bordeaux has played well since his inclusion in the team. He's one to keep an eye on in the coming seasons.
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  17. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Was very impressed with Marquinhos and Rabiot tonight.

    That little Italian in midfield also seems to know what he’s doing :D

    Any of them available? ;)
  18. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    The summer needs to be a major overhaul which is why we need a new manager who actually uses pre season to test things out.

    Welbeck, Ramsey, Mustafi, Elneny, Ospina, Campbell, Perez and Chambers need to be sold. Nelson, Holding, Mavrapanos and Willock need to be loaned.

    We need a GK, CB, young CB, LB, DM, left sided forward. That's 8 out and 6 in.

    Gk- Has to be of a good age unless we just gamble on Lafont. Really needs to be good on his feet with the modern trend. Ironic that we try and play a possession game with a keeper who is terrible in his feet.

    CB - pay the release clause for Manolas.
    Cb- buy a young centre back who is ready to contribute now. Diop, Diallo, Gnagnon, De Ligt, Upamenco. The list is endless. Cough up the money for a physically imposing pacey centre back.

    Lb-tap up Shaw and get him on the cheap.

    Dm- just pay the money for Fabinho.

    Wf- finally just buy Asensio for the release clause.

    That's about a 210 million spend where you could recoup 100 million through player sales and the rest through Europa League prize money and Champions League qualification if we managed to win it.

    This is a major opportunity to just revamp the team.

    -----------------------New Gk
  19. c00lguy

    c00lguy Well-Known Member

    I think we need to scout more leagues. We can't rely on France and Germany to produce for us all the time. Spurs have had success with the Dutch league. Our scouting network's got to expand.
  20. Token Yank

    Token Yank Well-Known Member

    We probably have a better chance of signing Messi than Rabiot.

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