08 Oct 2017 23:23:49
Cannot believe we were happy to let Giroud go in the summer

That would have been crazy & left us no plan B

"I had the opportunity to leave. I was very close to another English club, Everton. But I think I made the best choice."

Lunacy

Now Mustafi is injured. Not happy


1.) 09 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 08:12:04
To be fair we don't know if he had left that Arsene wouldn't have brought in a replacement for him, he was also prepared to let Mustafi go if he'd got a replacement but maybe he was working on the philosophy that he couldn't afford to have 2 more players reluctantly staying to add to Ozil and Sanchez.
He obviously felt he needed to keep Sanchez at all cost and nobody was interested in buying Mesut to my knowledge so maybe he figured Olly had to want to stay or go if he wasn't commited and prepared to knuckle down as second choice behind Lacazette.
Keeping an unhappy Sanchez was a gamble so I guess he was trying to minimise the risk of negativity spreading through the training ground and dressing room.
Olly is a brilliant plan B I'm glad he stayed but I do think it right to make it his choice to do so.


2.) 09 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 15:59:17
Yes SY4, some extremely odd goings on, with reports of us willing to sell or selling: Gabriel, Giroud, Mustafi, Elneny. Oxlade and Gibbs. Whilst only signing 2 players. Mustafi's injury leaves us short of CB options. Whilst Giroud gives us options that would weaken us if he had departed.