With £30mil in the bank, who could replace Vieira?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Alexone234, Jul 16, 2004.

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  1. Israeli-Gooner

    Israeli-Gooner New Member

    Some suggested we should sign Van Bommel, who if I recall said he was a Sp**s fan... :roll:

    Gravesen is too underrated. he proved himself at Everton & Denmark, I think Vieira and Gravesen are very similar in their style and I believe he's got a lot more to show at club level. he could be a very good signing in my opinion.
  2. Gurgen

    Gurgen New Member Elite

    Vieira hasn't left yet :roll:
  3. lewdikris

    lewdikris New Member Elite

    He proved himself at Everton and Denmark ... who are both, well, average. Just like him.

    TRUE GUNNER New Member

  5. zerofeel

    zerofeel New Member

    me reckons Maniche,van bommel,gerrard.xabi alonso would be a decent replacement for the colossal Viera.Nowhere near the class and panache of Viera but someone has to do the water carrier job if he sod off....im sure Wenger will be astute enough to find an abled deputy and make him a world class player like he did with Viera...to be honest,am pretty tired of hearing news about Viera's transfer all the time..if its not him,it will be Henry...about time Wenger makes a firm decision about Viera's situation.If he goes then too bad we just need to learn to move on.As long as he doesnt go to Chelsea or Manure that blow wouldnt be that hard to swallow imho.
  6. KingReyes

    KingReyes New Member Trusted

    I think its hard to replace a player like Vieira whether its now or later on in the future if he leaves then. At the present time Steve Gerrard has the potential to fullfill that role whom is a player I really like. Other Midfielders whether they are a PPV4 replacement I don't know, is Ballack. Its so hard to mention more than three names ATM that can do a better job.

    TRUE GUNNER New Member

    Gravesen, van bommel are you having a laugh this is arsenal were talking about not fulham. And if vieira does go how are they gona replace him, there total crap. If he does leave which i dont think he is you have to go for players like - emerson, gerrard, gattuso, Rubén Baraja, people who can live with the premier league and have good experience in the champions league, and these players are all world class players.
  8. Eastrek

    Eastrek New Member Trusted

    Sebastion Svard :shock:

    na seriously i admit i havent seen much of this guy, but against Grimsby a couple of years back he looked like a vieria-type-player in the worthless cup, then he didnt do bad in Keowns testimonial. He been out on loan twice now, if wenger didnt see him having a future surely he would have been released by now.
  9. pome

    pome New Member

    kolo can do it :wink:
  10. calvinngai88

    calvinngai88 New Member

    Vieira has not left yet, so no comments on any replacements. :D
  11. GoonerGurjit

    GoonerGurjit New Member Elite

    I think you're getting a bit carried away. Alonso's very good but he's not amongst the best four central midfielders in the world yet. What about the likes of Gattuso, Davids, Pirlo, Baraja, Xavi, and Gerrard?
  12. GoonerGurjit

    GoonerGurjit New Member Elite

    Gerrard would be my, your and Wenger's first choice to replace Vieira but Liverpool won't sell him this season. Marc van Bommel's not turned in to bad player overnight. Wenger's always rated him highly. Ballack and Edu could form a very elegant central midfield combination. Others I wouldn't mind are Emre, Gattuso, Maniche and Tiago, if he wasn't going to Chelsea!
  13. kazu

    kazu New Member Elite

    if vieira really chooses to go :cry: , gattuso or ballack will be great.... if they are available at all....
  14. JGooner

    JGooner New Member Trusted

    I don't like Gattuso. He's just a work-horse, I reckon. I am also not quite as sold on Maniche as others. He hasn't done it in a top league yet.

    If Vieira goes, he has to be replaced by someone we know can hack it at the highest level consistently. This, for me, means someone like Ballack or Gerrard (Euro 2004 aside, his international performances have been excellent for someone who is usually played out of position). With Gerrard, there would be no settling in period as he would not be changing league.

    My position on this whole issue now is that Vieira will probably leave but that we should be relaxed about it and think of it as an opportunity for us. We will have the money to buy a replacement and perhaps another one or two players, and then reshape our team. We never won the CL while Vieira was here, so it's not as if his absence will be fatal to our European hopes. In fact, wouldn't it be better to have TWO top class CMs (if our post-Vieira budget could stretch to that) than just Vieira plus Edu/Gilberto?
  15. Sammer

    Sammer New Member Elite

    I see it the exact opposite way: Gerrard´s capabilities are mainly in going forward, while Ballack is more ballanced in terms of defensive and attacking qualities.

    Considering our current squad: Ballack, but we would still need someone doing defensive work, too. Freddie and Bobby are attacking players.
  16. Biggus

    Biggus New Member Elite

    I agree then we could bring in a top class center half
  17. thegame24

    thegame24 New Member

    Yaya toure is a CM right?
  18. GunnerUS9

    GunnerUS9 New Member

    I'd have Pirlo or Gattuso but I don't think Milan would let either of them go.
  19. calvinngai88

    calvinngai88 New Member

    I suppose Wenger would go for Italian youngsters like Lupoli instead of established superstars as what you all said, Pirlo and Gattuso.
  20. A.Hussain

    A.Hussain New Member

    either gerrard or davids.
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