04 Aug 2019 11:17:48
Apparently we are favourites to sign Coutinho! Mad summer at the Emirates. Imagining a midfield 3, in front of Torreira and Xhaka of Pepe, Ceballos and Coutinho! Lacazette and Aubameyang fighting for the sole striking slot.
It seems that Emery believes attack is the best form of defence.

1.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 12:01:38
If we were to sign him and not strengthen the defence then it would be the worse case of mismanagement i can remember seeing and pretty much Emery signing his own p45.
The first heavy defeat and he would be under huge pressure, I genuinely don't think Emery is that silly.

2.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 13:00:33
Like adding hp to your car so it goes really fast. But ignoring its got a brake problem.

3.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 14:54:12
You wouldn't put a bloke like that in charge of a transport department would you.
It's like giving a kid the weekly shopping budget and expecting them to remember fruit veg and toilet rolls, it's only natural they will spend all the money on sweets!

4.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 15:36:46
Özil our courtinhio In be nice and cb I think Kolasinac is ok so not really bothered about a left back.

5.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 17:25:37
Remember both Liverpool and city focused on improving the attack before they did anything with the defense. Only one and a half year ago van Dijk arrived.

6.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 18:16:09
Daft but let's be honest if he is available, willing to move to us and affordable hard to say no really for such a quality player. My only logic to it is that Emery is trying to Force Ozil in particular out. A loan swap would not be bad idea tbh.

There is always plenty of good attacking talent availble if you are prepared to spend big but availble quality defenders are much harder to come by.

If we could sell Miki, Iwobi and Elneney to raise funds that would help maybe get around 35-40million at a push for them 3. Plus hopefully 8-9 mill For Kos that's close to 50Mill then for a quality CB and good saving in wages.

7.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 18:37:14
City conceded 39 goals in Peps first season finishing 3rd on 78 points, Liverpool conceded 42 goals in Klopps first full season and finished 4th on 76 points while Arsenal conceded 51 goals and finished 5th finishing on 70 points in Emerys first season Nor mate so were they're defensive needs ever as dire as ours mate?

In their second seasons Pep broke the record points total with 100 points and Klopp reached the champions league final, no one for one minute expects those sorts of achievements from Emery second season but people are expecting real genuine undisputed improvements and if failing to address the defensive issues stops that happening should Emery keep his job Nor mate?

Emery is gambling everything on being able to score enough goals to make up for those he's happy to accept us conceding, brave or foolish surely he's accountable for the results of his decisions should they provd to be brilliant or horrendous as next season unfolds.

8.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 18:48:10
It’s a stupid gamble, His approach is totally indefensible.

9.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 19:33:52
I’ve always been the first to have a go at emery but the transfer window isn’t over yet, if he doesn’t get any defenders then I’ll be slating him all season lol.

10.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 20:01:17
Agree Ryan if someone offers you a Bentley at a crazy price its extremely tempting but when you already have a Mercedes plus BMW in the garage can you really justify doing without a fridge cooker or washing machine to afford it.
As for defenders availability there are plenty of CBS and full backs out there you've just got to get the best you can get rather than do nothing because you can't get your ideal choices.
Welsh I agree with you too mate the window isn't shut yet and until it does we can't definitely say Emery is totally naive enough to think he can blagg an entire season with no defence, but all signs so far suggest he very well might be.

11.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 21:24:29
Do any of you actually know if emery is in charge of transfers? I’m not sure he is.

12.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 21:58:35
He wasn't 337 but I'm pretty sure once Sven went player choice became his.

13.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 22:24:43
I must say it does make me laugh that when we sign pepe so many was quick to praise raul. But the thought of getting coutinho and not sorting the defence will be emerys fault. Make up you mind guys either they're both his ideas or neither. Which I belive is the latter.

14.) 04 Aug 2019
04 Aug 2019 22:54:06
Thars a very fair comment 16 mate, but you've got to admit that our signings so far are very much in line with Emerys 100% own comments on being happy to win 5 3.
Every thing Emery has said and his tactics and way he sets the team out are in keeping with our summer signings so far, extremely attack biased.