Which positions would you target?

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by say yes, Apr 13, 2019.


Which positions do you target? (Maximum of 3)

  1. GK

    0 vote(s)
  2. LB

    66 vote(s)
  3. CB

    70 vote(s)
  4. CB

    21 vote(s)
  5. RB

    13 vote(s)
  6. Attacking CM

    32 vote(s)
  7. Winger

    69 vote(s)
  8. Winger

    27 vote(s)
  9. Number 10

    2 vote(s)
  10. CF

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Imagine you’re appointed Arsenal’s technical director and are tasked with improving our squad this summer.

    What positions do you target and in which order? Going to be optimistic and say we can sign 3 first team players.

    My priorities would be:

    1. LB
    2. Winger
    3. Attacking CM
    4. CB
    5. Another winger

    CB might look low given our lack of quality there but we’ve got the numbers. Whereas we literally done have any wingers in the squad / any LB capable of playing in a back 4.
  2. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    Agree with that except I'd switch 1 & 4.

    Our two best CBs, Sokratis and Koscielny, are turning 31 and 34 respectively this year. You then have that Albanian donkey, Holding who's recovering from a serious injury, and Mavropanos who hasn't had a look-in this season.
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  3. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Hopefully if AMN keeps up this form so we won't have to sign a first team RB otherwise that would priority. A back up GK to replace Cech is needed too unless Martinez is given the chance.

    2. back up GK
    3. CB
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  4. Sammy1887

    Sammy1887 New Year, Same Hate For Reed

    A new Owner.
  5. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    LB, CM, CB. And on a personal note i'm targeting some quality doggy tonight
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  6. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    That's actually pessimistic to me, all of Leno/Sokratis/Torreira/Guendouzi have contributed this season so signing a similar number of impact players is certainly possible imo. But for the sake of argument if it was only 3 signings possible I'd go CB-LB-AM. Think getting the first two is important so that Emery will have enough defenders he trusts to play a back 4 most of the time, and obviously replacing Ramsey is going to be huge. As much as I'd like a winger, there are youngsters at the club who could potentially make a difference given the opportunity so not signing a player in that position wouldn't be the end of the world. And although a wide player would certainly add something to the attack, we're still the 3rd highest scorers in the league so it's not as glaring a need as defensive reinforcements.
  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    2 wingers ramsey replacement quality CB and backup RB that's should be our major target in summer.

    We can't go next season without width is unacceptable we can't keep playing mkhi and Iwobi they not good enough
  8. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    I don't think we should make anymore signings just for the sake of "This is a position where we need to improve" and rather look at players that are available that can take us to a new level. Even though we don't technically need a starting RB, because of Bellerin that doesn't mean we should ignore someone like Wan-Bissaka who can improve us massively. This is one example but you can make a case like this for almost any position.

    I'd say, sign the right players that Emery wants, and let him work out a system. We're lucky that we have a versatile manager who is not stuck on just one system.
  9. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I picked two - LB and CB.

    I think we need a real imposing presence at CB, someone both physical and cerebral, with quality on the ball. If we want to get high up in the echelons of European football, we'll need one - and we'll have to get creative to do it.

    For me though, LB is the biggest problem position. Even in a back 3 with wing backs, Kolasinac is not a very secure player defensively. He's good at using his strength 1v1 but his positioning is often extremely high up because his strengths are more compatible with going forward. And I actually think his final ball could be a lot better than it is despite how high his numbers are - his attack positioning is the key behind those numbers as it's his biggest strength. Monreal is aging - finding it difficult to deal with a more physical opponent seems to be common for him these days. I don't feel secure with our academy options at LB either, unless Saka is the plan (which I doubt). Therefore, I think signing a LB should be the priority. I'm not quite certain the Ajax LB we've been linked with is the answer though - I'd like someone slightly younger (21-25 range) and more athletic.

    I didn't pick winger or attacking CM as much as I think we could do with something different in there. I'm not against it as I feel we need more 1v1 dribblers in the team (dribblers in general really, we're quite one-dimensional in that regard) and Ramsey will be a miss, but I want us to give our academy players in those positions chances, that would be ideal for me.
  10. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Honestly think LB is the more important position to fill.

    Monreal’s legs have gone and I doubt that Kola is capable of playing in Emery’s preferred 4231 /433 system. We need a modern agile workhorse on the left to match Bellerin on the right. Bit like how Liverpool play with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold.

    Signing a competent LB will do so much for the balance of our side (we have no natural width) and effectively improves the CB situation anyway - we only need to play two of them in a back-4 as opposed to three in a back-5.

    For example, even if Koulibaly is much the more sought after player, I’d prefer:

    Tierney - Sokratis - CB - Bellerin


    Kola - CB - Sokratis - Koulibaly - Bellerin

    CB situation obviously isn’t ideal but I’d survive another season of Sokratis + 1 (of Koscielny, Holding, or Chambers) if it meant that we had the key personnel elsewhere.
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  11. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

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  12. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    You actually provided a name though to be fair. Tierney is a good shout. Id also look to the Championship. If possible, I'd try to steal Jay DaSilva from Chelsea, I think he's got next.
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  13. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    1. CB
    2. LB
    3. CM
    4. Wide forward (lower in priority but higher in spend than CM).
    5. Young striker

    Hence the excitement when the Umtiti and Alaba rumours first surfaced.

    If forced to name names:

    ideally - Koulibailly, Alaba, Barella , Zaha
    realistically - Umtiti/Maguire, Tierney/Gaya, Herrera, D. costa
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  14. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    We need 6 players
  15. Mastercutor

    Mastercutor Member

    Went with LB, RB and Winger, but needs a replacement for Ramsey too in my book. Depending on what Emery thinks regarding the CB position, I think we could be fine with Holding, Sokratis, Mavropanos, Koscielny and Chambers, (if he's not sold). I think we look rather decent for the moment. I do hope that Mustafi will be shipped somewhere though. And I'd like to see what Medley and Plezeguelo could do as well, if they will be moved to the first team.
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  16. benjamin86

    benjamin86 Well-Known Member

    An elite CB at the level of Adams, Bould or Campbell would make the biggest difference for us, failing that a top B2B to replace Ramsey.

    (i dream of us conceding less than 30 goals in a season)
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  17. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Could probably improve every position in the team tbh.
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  18. benjamin86

    benjamin86 Well-Known Member

    You're not wrong, make a premiership all star 11. Do we get a single player in it?
  19. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    No. You could probably make two star 11’s and we wouldn’t get a player featured.
  20. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    We don't have any defenders in the U-23s, so we need to buy.

    LB,CB: Buy

    CM/CDM: Buy

    CAM,Wingers: Promote

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