30 Jul 2017 20:37:37
It has been said but I am very surprised we haven't gone for a holding midfielder. Last season we were weak at defending and weak at defending midfield especially. At the very least a van dyke like centre back and a matuidi like holding mid, with Sanchez staying is the minimum ingredient required. We haven't addressed our biggest shortfall at all.

1.) 30 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017 21:03:48
Agree The central midfield area is still my biggest concern. Yes it was only a friendly today but there was still warning signs on display today that our back 3 often get too exposed by a lack of positional discipline in midfield. Ramsey and Xhaka for me as pairing are not good enough as a pair imho against the better teams that counter well. This should be a priority really above Lamar, especially at the amount it will take to get Lamar, we should move on from him.

2.) 30 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017 22:19:37
Wenger signed his new contract, I think we have a few more years of having our glaring inadequacies overlooked for a while yet.

3.) 31 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017 23:31:40
We have the DM we just don't have a DM partner, 2 seasons agp Le Coq was winning administration from everyone next to Caz then along came Polly, sorry I mean Xhaka :-)

Xhaka cost 34 million so people want him to be right for us but I think Le Coq is better at what we need.
Ramsey and Xhaka is so not the answer but it's what people want to be the answer.

4.) 31 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 04:19:09
We don't need a DM, we need a replacement for Cazorla. That is why we are looking at the likes of Seri.

5.) 31 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 07:23:28
So Steve can we agree on matudi, goretzka and lemar! Job done 👍🏻.

6.) 31 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 09:46:52
If we get matuidi, goretzka and lemar than I don't mind losing sanchez.

7.) 31 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 11:31:54
We won't get matuidi, goretska and/ or lemar. Lemar is Sanchez replacement, which he isn't but we are playing a dangerous game.