Virgil Van Dijk

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by GDeep™, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Wilshere10

    Wilshere10 Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't make sense which is annoying for me, because I think only 1 of our 6 CBs is good enough to be in a title challenging side. One of Per, Gabriel or Mustafi should be sold imo, and considerimg Mustafi is a recent big money signing and Per just got a new contract for some reason, I think Gabriel should be shipped out.
  2. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    I'd be fine going into next season with Mustafi/Koscielny/Chambers/Holding as our CBs. None of those players are injury prone and Monreal can cover at CB if needed.

    Only one standout but that gives Holding/Chambers a chance to develop. If you're not going to give them a chance then why keep them in the squad? They're not going to improve on the bench.

    Mustafi deserves another season as well. Gabriel should be gone and Mertesacker practically is already.
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  3. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Think Koscielny may be finished soon. Not sure how long his achilles can hold up.
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  4. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    IF Koscielny is finished then we need to move for this guy quick smart.
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  5. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    Kosc is getting on so I would say this guy would be the perfect replacement, although I would love to snatch up Toby from Sp**s LOL
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  6. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    3 man defense will extend Lolo's career
  7. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    We should be looking at bringing him in asap and have Van Dijk Mustafi and Holding as our three centre backs going forward. Koscielny and Monreal are older and in the decline years one is getting injured more regularly and we should look to shift on Gabriel and Mertesacker.

    Bring Chambers back as well allowing him to be in there for 4th choice Cb. Shifting Gibbs on allows Monreal to become back up Wb and Cb. We'd have plenty of rotation options that shouldn't see quality dip too much either. You could start the season with Van Dijk Koscielny Mustafi and rotate Koscielny as needed also.
  8. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    You want Van Dijk if you can get him. But having a battle for a 60M CB with City doesn't sound too promising to me.

    We've not really strongly being linked either, just general type stuff.
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  9. blaise

    blaise Well-Known Member

    One of the more helpless links. Wenger and 60m defender. Here in 4 at back he d look same as Mustafi and Gabriel, and when 5 at back everybody is already solid. Much bigger needs in midfield and attack. We are not City to spend that kind of money for defender.
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  10. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator

    I really don't see this happening. If there isn't another link soon, I'm just going to lock this thread.
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  11. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    Get a feeling that Koscielny, Mustafi and Holding will be our 3 starters next season. Holding's made a huge claim for that position, Monreal has also looked impressive at CB. If it wasn't for that then I'd believe we were looking at Van Dijk. But like you said, we're not City and we have bigger issues in midfield and attack. We'll also not rival one of the big spenders for a £50-60M defender.
  12. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Holdini is better anyway.
  13. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    if i personally had 100m to spend on signing at arsenal, i wouldnt bother with a CB signing
    Koscielny, Mustafi, Holding , Gabriel, Monreal, Kolasinac
    A top CB, a couple good ones and the rest are solid options.
    Everyone in the fanbase agrees we need a high energy CM, striker and maybe a winger, definately so if Özil/sanchez leave and we keep this formation

    But lets say they both stayed. I'd love to see us go for our first choice in both striker and CM, i reckon we could splash 40-45m in both positions. will we actually do? i doubt it
  14. Taurus

    Taurus Well-Known Member

    No way we are signing a CB.
  15. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    We have Kos, Mustafi, Mert, Chambers, Gab, Holding and Monreal. We don't need a centre back.
  16. billyf

    billyf Active Member

    In terms of numbers we don't seem to need one but none knows Pers condition when he returns and Gabriel is unreliable.
  17. Wilshere10

    Wilshere10 Well-Known Member

    We have bigger priorities I guess. Still feel we could do with a more physical CB but van Dijk would take up too much of our budget
  18. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator


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