Fs, I'm a superior journalist to Charles Watts
I was so high on Tielemans but now I have this voice whispering "is he too slow...?" "is he too short...?" "is he too weak... ?"
Think that I'm just finding out hard to let go of the Declan Rice dream signing
Like I said, similar level club as Liverpool, rather than our level.I think they’re almost capped out money wise.
Similar owner to us and they’ve plowed a lot of money into new signings and extensions recently.
City or Utd I see as likelier.
Yes, but how do you see our squad if we buy Gakpo, whose best position is LW, for 40 million, and have Martinelli's best position on LW, and also ESR?No ESR is Wide player he excellent there no need to try him as 8 but might develop in future
That's exactly what United would do!United I just can't see him being so stupid especially as they don't have UCL. They would have to give him totally ridiculous wages to attract him to their trainwreck squad.
They likely don't have Europe money, and have a huge squad rebuild to do. I just can't see them having enough money to splash over 100 million for a CMF.That's exactly what United would do!
Feel like me might have a chance for one of Rice or Bellingham if we we're prepared to pay the money this summer (as long as we get 4th).
Just to caveat that I don't think this will happen... But humour me a minute whilst I channel my inner Hairspray;They likely don't have Europe money, and have a huge squad rebuild to do. I just can't see them having enough money to splash over 100 million for a CMF.
In addition I can't see Bellingham choosing them anyway unless he is a huge United fan. And paying like 300k per week for a 20-year old or so CMF is a suicide for wage structure.
Regarding us, I can't see Bellingham choosing us even with UCL. He has takers in the top clubs.
And anyway, I have counted how much money we need to spend, and using over 100 million for CMF, I just can't see we can afford it. Unless Kroenke goes crazy.
It's possible, but we do also need a RB worth of 15-20 million maybe.Just to caveat that I don't think this will happen... But humour me a minute whilst I channel my inner Hairspray;
If we decided to go big on just two players this summer - "Quality over quantity" - then keeping Xhaka, Laca and Pepe gives us decent depth. Go big on a CM and CF
In that case, £100m on a midfielder and £50-70m on a striker is doable considering that we'll also have sales and possibly CL funding.
It's also the best opportunity in absolutely ages for Arsenal to attract top tier talent (if we finish 4th). Barca and Chelsea are financially much weaker than before and have invested heavily recently. Juve are in the same position; Spuds below us and struggling...
There's a finite number of clubs who can financially out-muscle us this summer, who are also looking for a striker/midfielder. Not to say that we'll definitely land our top targets, but we should be well placed.
If we build on this season then suddenly almost everyone becomes realistic tbh.
This is over complicating things. Fullbacks are not midfielders nor do they spend most of their time in midfield. We finally stopped using Tierney as wide attacking fullback neglecting his defending and he has gone back to being solid defender and we want to move him back doing silly things. All this because we don’t have another midfielder who can do their midfield job next to ParteyIf we invert both full backs Partey won't be his workhorse.
That becomes the midfield. If you haven't noticed, Tierney is no where near as high now. He used to be a left winger when we built up with Xhaka dropping into left back. He now tucks in and Xhaka pushes on, allowing Martinelli to hold the width.
We are preparing to have an attack minded lcm. Personally, I want Nkunku, however Tielemans would still be good.
Youri can play in a 2 man midfield, but not really in a defensive role. He's at his best when there is a player next to him who can do the dirty work. Good partner for Partey imo.Ngl he’s looked a bit dead since he’s come back from injury.
Also I don’t think he works in a two. He’s a third midfielder but then I’d see him as a downgrade from Ødegaard.