Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by The Mini, May 3, 2004.
Draxler just signed a new contract with Schalke.
Lamela isn't leaving, Roma have a billionaire owner plus paid good money for him, they are building a young talented squad and have the financial backing to not be forced to sell their players. He's still raw, but far more accomplished than Judas was at this stage of his career (he just made the move from Feyenoord to us at 21), took the snake until 2011 to hit the numbers that Lamela produces this season in the league.
Tbf he was most probably going to start banging in those numbers in 2009 if Chiellini hadn't done him in a pointless friendly international. He was well on his way to getting 30 goals and 20 assists then. Had he stayed fit we may have seen a closer title challenge than the one in 2007-08. Especially if you consider that was Fabregas' best season as well statistically and performance wise. IIRC in many games we resorted to playing Arshavin up front on his own that season.
Lamela is having great season for Roma but the player isn't looking for leaving he will stay for another year i think.
What do you guys think about Alexis Sanchez?
He looked very talented back before he went to Barca, but he does not seem to fit into their system at all...(like Fab).
He might be availiable this summer for a cut prize, do you guys think Wenger could get the best out of him?
I would take Sanchez in a heart beat. With that being said i would rather Di Maria though. Obviously we would have to see the back of Kouassi though.
Shipping out Gerboue ranks pretty high up on my summer wishlist :shock:
I'd love Sanchez here as a wide forward - he is absolute quality.
- - - - - - - -- Adler
- Jenks - Mert - Kos - Gibbs
- - - --Bender - - Wilshere
Walcott - - Jovetic - - Cazorla
- - - - ------- Higuain
A strong, hard-working and efficient Anglo-German core with Jovetic, Cazorla and Higuain dealing with creativeness and goalscoring.
For the start, lets hope we get either Jovetic (25m) or Higuain (22m).
Juventus is getting Llorente so I highly doubt they will get both. Last thing we need is like previous seasons.... good players leaving their clubs to anywhere but Arsenal.
Di Maria available for 15m?????
Get the frakk INNNNN!!!!
Jovetic - Cazorla - Di Maria
Gonalons - Arteta
Monreal - Kos - BFG/CB - Sagna
PL/CL next season.
Would you not say Arteta and Gonalons are too similar to create a solid partnership? We've seen how well Ramsey's energy and mobility have complemented Arteta's attributes so I see no reason to change that. If we want another player to play alongside Arteta we should look at someone in the same mould as Ramsey.
That attack looks top class though. Would work really well in that asymmetric set up like we were saying a while back.
Is Di Maria actually available for 15m ???
I think if we sign a defensive midfielder we should rotate Ramsey and Arteta for the position alongside him, assuming our team works well with a real defensive midfielder. It's looking quite packed around that area of the field right now so it looks like Wilshere will probably be converted to an attacking midfielder full time. If we can create a good balance between the Wilshere at AM + Santi out wide situation, sign a good defensive midfielder and a top striker our attack will look very good. In contrast, if the Jack + Santi combo continues to look average it will be hard for Wilshere to break into the team - I think a good pre season is massive for him.
I expect Jack to replace Rosicky in the future, only worry for me is how he'll link up with Santi then, who'll have to be shifted to the wing permanently (but with more freedom).
.....all gone this summer.
Don't know exactly about the home-grown rule though, but Park, Chamakh, Santos, Squillaci aren't anyway.
Would be an amazing summer for sure if that happened.
Even if we kept the same team.
Saying that, I think Parks has already been paid off.
@ RWA - Szczesny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere and Walcott make 6. Chamberlain is HG too but still under 21.
Might have to buy a HG actually. I'd go for McCarthy from Wigan. He's nothing special but unlike most fans i don't think theres a need for a big signing in midfield. Arteta and Ramsey work really well together and i think Jack should still play in a deeper role. A solid 4th choice would be ideal imo so getting a promising player who is used to the PL and going cheap would do fine for me.
Thanks Armor, it does indeed look as if we're having to sign one home-grown player, if we clear the deadwood out.
I can live with McCarthy if he's the man, although it depends on the asking price. Now that Wigan are relegated, there's a chance we could get him cheaper, although it remains to be seen how tough a competition we'll be facing.
I believe Begovic is homegrown!
Mannone is home grown too, he might leave though.
I wouldn't mind keeping Coquelin around, but he wouldn't play much next year either, so it is probably best for him to look for another club.
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