The Wish List

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

  1. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    Yup - just saw a pic of him holding up a LFC shirt with his name on,
    and read an article where AW said he decided to pull out as Wilshere is progressing better thn anticipated atm,
    and that he doesn't see Sahin as a defensive play or deep deep playmaker,
    but that Wilshere should be back in Oct & they will give him a month to see where he's at = WTF!!! :bash
  2. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    Dembele is like what we wanted Diaby to be, or Alvarez last season. Not sure how much we need him now that Ox has been utilized more centrally, and one of Diaby and Wilshere is bound to have an injury free run.

    We're probably in need of an Arteta type player - positional discipline foremost, or strong physical qualities, i.e. ball winning and engine. but then again we have ramsey for that role as well. he could prove an important player

    unless we bag a young star in the mould of eriksen, muniain or jovetic, i can't see us having too much success. all the established players will need to be replaced at parent clubs, will cost pretty penny as well.
  3. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    I thought Alvarez was a WF akin to Mirallas?

    And the thought of Ox as a B2B ball winner or Rambo as a holding ball winner just msde me feel like I'd been kicked in the family jewels.
  4. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    actually i envision both as b2b next to arteta, not to take away from offense, but to actually utilize all of their talents in a suitable role. oxlade is still a bit too erratic for wide positions, could be used ala cesc, wilshere to develop his game from deeper with more time/space. just suits them both, making use of their full-range capabilities, offensively and defensively.

    ramsey's problem was last season, wrong position, as well as being too similar to song and arteta, just horrible balance. if we add a player like oxlade to the mix, his limited passing is not a problem since we have two passers in arteta and cazorla. ramsey can be used in tandem with them as well, since cazorla provides mobility and would require less from ramsey in final third, he'd then be closer to what khedira at Madrid.
  5. Clrnc

    Clrnc Well-Known Member Trusted

    Alvarez is an AMC/Second striker. No chance of him being B2B. Have you even watched him mavelous?
  6. arsenallegends

    arsenallegends New Member

    Valbuena, Valero, Munian, Asamoah please Arsène.
  7. jones

    jones Not German FFS Trusted

    Yeah, his style of play is nothing like a CM. Also, Oxlade-Chamberlain should be years from any central position, want him to run on defenders with the ball to his feet or to outrun fullbacks, not rely on him to create, he's simply not good enough for that (yet).
  8. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    i wouldn't get too hung up on position labels. the more relevant question is, what kind of skillset does the player offer and how is that utilized in tandem with the specific selection of the team.

    he's an advanced midfielder alright, but to label him an AMC to imply a similar player to Sneijder or Cesc, he doesn't have the creative vision and passing proficiency. his distribution resembles more that of a winger, or a player like diaby bursting from deep. he offers ball control and running with speed. conservative safe passes, he creates chances linking up or creating space with his dribbling and movement.

    in order to label him SS ala Rooney, Bergkamp or Suarez, he doesn't shoot enough. probably for good reason seeing how erratic his shooting is. he assists more than scores, but that doesn't make him a striker in any shape or form.

    all that said, it's not even the point. my post was referring to Ox and Rambo. i do think that Arsène wanted to use Alvarez as a Diaby replacement after the latter's surgery, to offer ball movement in the middle of the park, and mobility to create space for teammates. b2b not in defensive, just that he needs a bit of space to do his thing, not a classic winger.
  9. ArseneKnows-47

    ArseneKnows-47 New Member

    Word going around that we have a rep in Germany and that we are after a "special midfielder". Didn't AFCAMDEN say something yesterday about Wenger bringing in a midfielder he thought we couldn't get?
  10. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    hmmm... huh... uhhhhmmm.
  11. iced22

    iced22 New Member

    I do wonder does "midfielder" include our wide players. I'd consider them forwards, but who knows.

    Gotze is probably going to be trending on twitter for the next few days, but realistically I'd expect Holtby or Lars Bender.

    In terms of wide players, the only ones I can think of are Herrmann, Schurrle, Reus, and Draxler. I'd take Reus or Schurrle in a heartbeat, but it probably won't happen though, considering even Chelsea couldn't get Leverkusen to budge and Reus obviously just moved.
  12. Armor for Sleep

    Armor for Sleep New Member Elite

    Reus just moved to Dortmund.

    Lars or Sven Bender would make most sense I suppose. Whats the deal with Sven, he didn't start for Dortmund on Friday night?
  13. mr.mojo

    mr.mojo Member

    lars is a regular in the german team, played a fair bit at the euro's and scored. plus he can play right back.

    for under 10 million id take him. he'd allow the rest of the midfield to push on, or could play beside arteta.

    He's not exactly a "dream" signing like gotze, but he would improve us and has a lot of what we need. can cover a few positions, experienced(international and european), strong yet still technical.
  14. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    David Villa

    I'd even try for Kaka on loan
  15. iced22

    iced22 New Member

    I'm just going to restate this in the aftermath of the Stoke game, simply because nothing's changed and I'm too lazy to type this up again.

    Our front line consists entirely of functional players, which obviously are much more suited to a functional system. We require our players to be able to express themselves on the pitch, therefore it's imperative that we have a certain number of players on the field that can create for themselves, in order to balance the team. That doesn't mean sticking a playmaker out wide though, because that would completely change the dynamics of the setup.

    Bottom line is, our situation out wide is an absolute disgrace atm. Our midfield needs help also, but our problems there pale in comparison to our problems on the wings.
  16. leo_ense

    leo_ense New Member

    A DM/CM
    A competent wide player
  17. mo50

    mo50 Active Member Elite


  18. Wouterus

    Wouterus New Member

    Keisuke Honda
  19. Flow

    Flow New Member

    Cabaye/Lars Bender

  20. redwhiteAustrian

    redwhiteAustrian Tu Felix Austria Administrator

    Götze would be absolutely fantastic.
    He'd fit perfectly into Wenger's plans for a direct AND creative wide forward.

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