Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by The Mini, May 3, 2004.
Good rotational option I suppose. Could play with either Xhaka or Torreira or Guendouzi.
Lloyd Kelly. Bristol City. 20 years old. LB/CB.
Laschelles, Zaha and Banega.
We won't get Zaha, so swap him for Pavon or Lozano.
Get rid of or not offer contracts to:
Cech - Free
Martinez - Free
Ospina - Free
Monreal - Free
Kos - Free
Jenkinson - Free
Chambers - Very little
Mustafi - Very little
Lichsteiner - Free
Ramsey - Free
Elneny - Very little
Mhki - Very little
Welbeck - Free
Özil - If we can get a half decent offer
This seems like mad FM stuff but most of them are out of contract and will happen. Mustafi, Özil amd Mhki going are a dream.
Cheap new signing or small Cech contract
New young but good LB
Main new signing
Promote someone or cheap young player, risky but funds tight
New signing, direct or give Saka or ESR a go
Özil as we wont sell
Signing or give Saka or ESR a go on this side
Emile Smith Rowe
Very little money in sales but a **** load in saved wages. Promote a bunch of players, sign a couple of players that are on the fringes of making it big and go big on a CB. About 100 mil needed to spend. Significant less rot and a more hopeful future.
If we could unsettle him a bit and try to drive down his price, I think this is a good buy at the moment.
Adama Traore for the wing
Willi Orban for CB
Lorenzo Pellegrini would be an intelligent buy. Much like Lucas Torreira, he has a release clause between 25-30M and I doubt his wage demands would be extravagant.
Roma is his boyhood club however, so I'm not sure if there's a willingness, on his part, to move away.
Outside of that, he's a versatile midfield option who can play as a 6, 8 and 10.
I think Wilf could be a goer in the summer, Palace are still too close to the relegation zone and I think they’ve only won one game in three years without him.
In the meantime I think the next Zaha might be Eberechi Eze at QPR. Insane dribbler, ball sticks to his feet and quick too. Can finish of either foot, Palace are linked but it’s the sort of signing we need to start making imo.
Yeah but are we looking at the lower leagues to find players? Im sure some here would turn their noses up at the player you mentioned just because he's at QPR without even seeing him play.
He’ll probably end up at Bayern unfortunately.
Good prospect but would rather have Aouar. Much better dribbler and stronger defensively. He would be the ideal replacement for Ramsey.
Deulofeu from Watford would already be a plus compared to what we have (that is nothing..). 15 games, 3 goals, 3 assists in PL this season. Half decent..
I was *****ing about us not getting Shaqiri last summer, and rightly so. Those are unexpensive fees (Shaqiri was around 13M). Useful players too..
Malang Sarr, Pablo Fornals, Ismaila Sarr
Are there better players? Yeah, but we need young players with good athleticism for cheap prices, I reckon those 3 would be good.
Oh and we also need a cheap, young and fast LB, maybe even two.
Sell Mustafi, Kolasinac, get rid of older players like Monreal, Cech, Kos, Mkhi, f*ck it even Özil. Strip the wage bill, raise funds.
We should be in a position where we have spare funds in place to get the next big thing when they come up.
I wish we had defenders who can defend without brainfarts, midfielders who can receive the ball under pressure and distribute with good weight on the pass, wingers with pace and tricks.
One can always dream.
There is a very real chance Villareal could actually get relegated this season (poor Santi) so Fornals/Chukwueze could be available on the cheap.
Short term (this window) - Benatia & Suarez would probably be about as good as we can get without having any funds.
Summer- I think we could see a shuffle around similar to what City did, maybe not with such high profile signings but a lot of players could be trimmed from the squad. I also want to see a few youngsters promoted, they'll be much cheaper squad/fringe players.
Out: Cech, Elneny, Ramsey, Mustafi, Kosc, one of Kola/Monreal, Lich, Martinez, Jenkinson, Chambers, Welbeck, AMN (Loan with a view to sell) & maybe the same with Iwobi.
Surely that would be close to/more than £1m a week off the wage bill?
Players I'd look to bring in; GK, CB, LB, RB, CM & Winger.
GK - Walter Benitez/Maignan
RB - Youcef Atal, Wan-Bissaka is unrealistic unless we sell Bellerin.
CB - De Light (dream), Hermoso
LB - Tierney/Mendy
CM- Banega would be my choice but it doesn't look like he is leaving. So perhaps someone younger; Ndombele, Aouar & De Jong all out of our budget. Tonali from Brescia looks like a baller so why not.
Winger - PEPE.
I get it, but some of the poverty players being posted in here just shows how far we've fallen and how far away we are from the like of City. F*ck me it'll take years to clean up the mess that is Arsenal FC.
What players that have been posted on the last couple of pages are you referring to?
I mean just look at this last page there's not one top player mentioned. However I am not against many of the signings mentioned, I don't mind looking at going the youth route and hoping these signings turn into world class talent.
Players you have mentioned however would be great, De Light and Ndombele but other than that not many of these players take us up a level.