09 Jan 2018 08:33:38
Views please all - Evans vs Gabriel? My personal view is that Gabriel was faster, and younger.


1.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 09:05:09
Selling Gabriel 27 for £10m, whilst signing Evans 30 for £20-25m makes little sense.
Selling Gabriel for £10m, whilst keeping Chambers made no sense, as we reportedly had an offer of £15m last summer for Chambers, who is ordinary beyond belief.
I was heavily criticised for mycomments on Arsenal's defence and DM options earlier this season and I stand by them.
We need to sell/ release and replace: Debuchy, Chambers, Mertesacker (age, high line and lack of playing time has caught up wth him) , Monreal. Holding needs a loan deal to play regularly under a defensive style manager such as Pullis.
We need to sign a RB that can defend and cover at LB. We need a couple of CB's and DM's. Of the players possibly available I would suggest signing Nzonzi and David Luiz (predominantly as a DM, not a CB) . The squad is a mess and I feel Wenger needs to go. We need a top manager such as Simeone or Allegri, not Arteta and I wouldn't want Wenger to join the board, as we need a change of direction.


2.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 09:07:46
He was definatly younger lol. Don't know how much Evans could have done about that 😂.


3.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 11:03:38
I thought you were keen on Evans RG and said it makes sense the other day. I could have misread it though.


4.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 11:30:05
Hi Sanogo - Desperation! Our current CB's are:
Mustafi - Best of the bunch and Wenger nearly sold him last summer
Koscielny - 33 in September and has a permanent achilles injury
Mertsesacker - Retiring in the summer
Holding - Needs a loan deal to a team with a defensive manager, such as Pullis
Chambers - Ordinary and £15m from Palace last summer should have been grabbed!
Monreal - A left back converted to CB and would not be in any of the top 4 teams

Is Evans the answer, possibly in the short term, but we really need a couple of top CB's.


5.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 12:06:42
Ah ok mate I thought I read something somewhere.


6.) 09 Jan 2018
09 Jan 2018 13:35:31
I wasnt upset that we let Gabriel go, as typical of us, he could be fantastic one week and dire the very next. He always had a mistake in him though and for that reason it was correct to let him move on. Perhaps we should sign a player who prioritises defending rather than a player that is first and foremost is comfortable on the ball. It sounds a stupid comment, but we were at our most successful with Adams and Bould at the back, neither of which you would want to step up and start playing the ball through midfield! I actually do like N'Zonzi as a DM option. No guarantee he can cut it back in the premiership, but i could see him play as a DM who could also play as a CB if/ when required, and his height could help make up for the loss of Merts in certain games.