Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by The Mini, May 3, 2004.
Tbh I think it's gonna be relatively quiet.
Midfielder is essential though, someone good on the ball, can defend, mobile, maybe an aggressive B2B would be most compatible with Arteta. Vidal is in that mould, we missed a trick last Summer.
Still not happy with the wide forwards, full-backs either. Ideally both areas need a quality addition imo.
Lars Bender anyone?
After consideration, we need Bruno Soriano. A player who is quality but who has experience too. He could help to nurture our younger players such as Frimpong and Coquelin and even Wilshere.
Great call. I'd love him as a Plan B if we don't get M'Vila/Sahin.
Also versatile enough to cover RB, and we need all hands on deck until Sagna is back.
Me too, Lars Bender would be a great CDM for us, quite close to e.g. Falmoney, but with surely more potential as well.
At this stage I'd be happy to get him but I don't think he's amazing.
We need steel in our midfield, so I would like for us to sign Nigel De Jong or Cheik Tiote.
Frimpong's had it in different legs also so it's not a reoccurring injury with him.
I'd like to see 2-3 signings in the final week or so of the window:
Box-to-box ball winning midfielder
Technically gifted wide forward - if Walcott doesn't sign a new contract
Also, I am hoping for a few departures too. I'd be happy to see any of the following leave:
However, I expect one of Arshavin or Chamakh to stay to add depth to our forward line.
Hopefully Arshavin. I would pay 10m to anyone willing to take Chamakh. Ridiculous player
For DM any of these would do: Martinez, M'Vila, Bender (Lars or Sven), Capoue (under-valued imo), Javi Garcia, Tiote. In that order
I'd like Fellaini so much here. Brilliant player with much experience in the PL. But have to agree with the others. M'Vila, Bender and Capoue all could do a good job for us.
Box-to-box ball winning midfielder = Moussa Dembele
Is out of contract in 2013, doesn't want to extend and has already EPL experience.
Experienced full-back = Debouchy (27, cost around £5m, would be a good alternative for Sagna and can play as a winger (like Santos))
Technically gifted wide forward - if Walcott doesn't sign a new contract = Gotze or Blaszczykowski (cheaper alternative)
Blaszczykowski and Gotze aren't wide forwards though. One's an out and out winger and the other's a playmaker.
Everton wouldn't sell Fellaini for an Arsenal friendly price unfortunately. Actually, I don't think they'd sell him at all after the Man Utd match. If we were Barca/Real/Man City or Man Utd, Fellaini might force a move, but not for us I don't think. Besides there's not enough time for that sort of transfer to work its way through.
Yes, I know this is a wishlist. Just thinking through the wish out loud. He's certainly an attractive player.
if we signed m'vila and no one else before the window closed, we'd be looking at this
in terms of wishlist stuff, in addition to m'vila or a player who would be a first choice midfielder, i think we obviously need to improve on chamahk and arshavin. its a shame bendy burned his bridges here, because id prefer him to chamahk as the 2nd choice central striker.
if we figure m'vila would cost around £15m, then thats basically the song money. if we can get £6m for bendy, £4m for arshavin, and £3m for chamahk, that's £13m, which might get us close to llorente. he'd probably require £16m or so. then our attack is
you could use ox as a forward (even though the talk is now for him to play centrally as an AM) and use a youngster like eisfeld as a third choice mid and ease him in.
the escape for gooners this place.. can i have a gotze with a side of eriksen and extra mata please... and glass of ibra, no ice. thank you..
btw, i didn't order squid and want a refund on park and arshavin.
I would be interested to hear what people think of Dembele. I think he's done very well since he's moved into a more box to box role and could now make the step up to a top side. Keeps the ball really well, can beat players and offers a threat in attack while using his energy and strength well in defence.
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