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19 Jun 2019 10:22:06
Jeff Reine-Adelaide could have done a job for us this season.

Whether he would have become good enough to be a starter in the long term or not the jury is still out, but he offers a lot more than Denis Suarez..

Shame, I always like seeing youth be given a chance, but (other than Guendouzi) Emery doesn't seem to trust many of our young players. Everything crossed Freddie changes that.

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1.) 19 Jun 2019 13:18:08
I don't know how fair that is on Emery or not, but there's a number of young players looking nearer the first team than in ages. Holding would have been starting lots of games if not for his injury, Iwobi pushed on this season. Willock, Nketiah, Smith-Rowe all got pretty good game time. Maitland-Niles was trusted over Lichsteiner/ Mustafi for the majority of the season, although you can see there's not much choice there! AMN is a good example of what we should expect when playing youth though. Lots of promise in his good games, but his frankly shocking performance in the UEFA final is the flip side. I'm happy to accept it from a young player though, with the hope that they grow into a team and style that is well performing, but also allows room for some extra quality signings to fill the gaps.


2.) 19 Jun 2019 14:08:37
All of those players were here before Emery arrived. Holding and Iwobi have been first team players for a few years, Maitland-Niles has been on the periphery a few years and broke through last year. And let's not forget between AMN's injury and form at the start of the season, Lichtsteiner was preferred as our alternative to Bellerin by Emery until his performances were SO shocking he had to be dropped. Willock and Nketiah were clearly not trusted - when we looked dead on our feet in the run in they didn't play. Smith Rowe, like Nelson, was farmed out on loan.

FWIW I don't think this is particularly controversial, Emery wasn't know for bringing youth players through at his other clubs, and he clearly doesn't trust our youth players - pushing for the signing of a crocked, unfit and average Suarez in Jan for more money than we let Reine-Adelaide move on for shows that. Freddie's new role suggests the club have this in mind.

(The exception is Guendouzi, but I wouldn't be surprised if he hadn't been promised a certain amount of game time to sign with us in the first place)


3.) 20 Jun 2019 10:43:23
Having 14 experienced players and 14 to 16 inexpensived players in the squad might be a good balance that with injuries suspensions etc will naturally create opportunity.
There seems little point in having Miki Elneny Litch on the bench on very good money that has no return on investment potential when you could have players who ballance the wage problem we have plus MIGHT one day return you a profit.
If Emery had gone down this route last season he'd and we would be in a much betrer position than we are currently because Emery now has all this doubt about his own abilty to organise motivate his team especially defensively.
Last season Emery had a clean slate this season he's going into the season with all eyes on his ability or inability to set a team up that isn't constantly exposed defensively every fan pundit and commentator will be looking to highlight any improvement and of course put the spotlight clearly where there isn't any improvement.
If somehow Emery can sort out the defensive side of his team and have lots of promising young players in his squad then he could yet win round the doubters, the huge questions are being asked of Emery now and he simply has to answer them in the first half of the season ahead.


4.) 20 Jun 2019 11:56:29
I suppose a lot of it comes down to whether we look at Emery as a solution, the man to take us forward, the man to build a team in his image; or we look at him as a short term measure to steady the ship and get us back into the Champions League while the infrastructure of the club is built/ improved to bring the club into the modern era.

It would be great if he has a huge improvement over the summer, but my gut feeling is the latter, and to be fair to him, we were only one result away from Champions League football*. Either way, it should be an exciting summer.


*To be less fair his decisions arguably cost us the result we needed to be top-4.


5.) 20 Jun 2019 15:07:51
I'd rather we waited for our champions league return until we can make an impression beyond simply getting out of the group stages.
8 last 16 exits on the trot did nothing for our reputation in world football and when we get back I'd like it to be different next time round.


 

 

13 Jun 2019 13:16:31
Lots of sites reporting we're about to confirm the signing of Markus Schubert on a free, (21-year old Dynamo Dresden and Germany U21 keeper) .

Apparently he was highly rated by Mislintat, but isn't ready for the first team yet so exploring loaning him out for next year. I would guess that would mean keeping Emi Martinez as second/cup keeper this season (makes sense, he's certainly decent and counts toward the home grown quota) .

Fingers crossed Schubert fulfils his potential. Anyone know any more about him?

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1.) 14 Jun 2019 12:30:15
4-3-3 (similar to Liverpool)
Leno
Bellerin-Sokratis-Kos-Kolasinac
Guendouzi-Torreira-Xhaka
Aub-Laca-Özil

New players are welcome at the CB, CM, and winger. I think we need to try and win the ball higher in the pitch. The front three have to rotate between Özil as a inward forward on the wing or behind the duo on top. The CM’s has to play box to box supporting the defense when the fullback rush forward and play the ball faster forward.


2.) 14 Jun 2019 13:19:26
Not heard much about him, but if we sign another keeper from Germany can we expect the wurst?


3.) 14 Jun 2019 18:59:18
With limited funds we have to pick up frees where possible and this young keeper appears to have great potential. What is bit concerning is whether we are able to replace Mislinstat with a chief scout who can unearth quality, reasonably priced or free talent. The Suárez business worries me, as we signed a player on loan with a hefty loan fee who apparently wasn’t fit and never looked suitable for the physicality of the PL.


4.) 17 Jun 2019 23:56:45
And we were paying him 105k quid per week. Very bad business all around


 

 

 

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01 Jul 2018 10:10:11
I know he's not the most popular on the terraces, but I'm pleased to see Chambers sign a new deal. Had some of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt towards the end of last season, his reading of the game is improving, and at only 23 is still extremely young for a centre back.

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1.) 01 Jul 2018 10:27:12
It's a fresh start for everyone under Dick and I think Calum could yet be a decent player for us.
I just hope we are not still debating his Xhaka Iwobi and others potential this time next year.
Players who have struggled under Arsene need to improve quickly under Dick or make room for others who are more capable.


2.) 01 Jul 2018 11:13:41
Happy to see him sign and build on the last two seasons - still a youngster and seems to read the game well while not a slug either. Fingers crossed for the boy.


3.) 01 Jul 2018 11:33:09
I think it's our defensive players who have most to gain from Dick coming in, Arsene obviously was fantastic at coaching the attacking side of the game but wasn't really into the organisation and displined side of the game to much.
Chambers Holding Belerin may all come on leaps and bounds under Dick plus our attacking players might enjoy us being a little more direct and a lot less tippy tappy and we might even see us shooting from distance more often too :-)


 

 

 

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20 Jun 2019 11:56:29
I suppose a lot of it comes down to whether we look at Emery as a solution, the man to take us forward, the man to build a team in his image; or we look at him as a short term measure to steady the ship and get us back into the Champions League while the infrastructure of the club is built/ improved to bring the club into the modern era.

It would be great if he has a huge improvement over the summer, but my gut feeling is the latter, and to be fair to him, we were only one result away from Champions League football*. Either way, it should be an exciting summer.


*To be less fair his decisions arguably cost us the result we needed to be top-4.

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19 Jun 2019 14:08:37
All of those players were here before Emery arrived. Holding and Iwobi have been first team players for a few years, Maitland-Niles has been on the periphery a few years and broke through last year. And let's not forget between AMN's injury and form at the start of the season, Lichtsteiner was preferred as our alternative to Bellerin by Emery until his performances were SO shocking he had to be dropped. Willock and Nketiah were clearly not trusted - when we looked dead on our feet in the run in they didn't play. Smith Rowe, like Nelson, was farmed out on loan.

FWIW I don't think this is particularly controversial, Emery wasn't know for bringing youth players through at his other clubs, and he clearly doesn't trust our youth players - pushing for the signing of a crocked, unfit and average Suarez in Jan for more money than we let Reine-Adelaide move on for shows that. Freddie's new role suggests the club have this in mind.

(The exception is Guendouzi, but I wouldn't be surprised if he hadn't been promised a certain amount of game time to sign with us in the first place)

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10 Jun 2019 11:11:37
@AA23 You must be thinking of someone else, Carrasco wasn't at Atletico when we played them.

It seems an odd move (but then so was Suarez) . As a winger he's never been particularly prolific, and as a wing back for Belgium I don't think he offers us much different from Kola (attacking threat but defensively suspect - and would think Carrasco is probably an even more extreme case) .

Esp if his wages are in the £150k per week bracket it looks suspiciously like we could be lumbered with an (admittedly) decent player being paid twice what they're worth and being impossible to get of the wage bill if we need any re-sale value. Not overly excited for this one.

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03 Jun 2019 13:15:48
@gunner62 kind of harsh assessment on Ramsey - since the start of the 11/ 12 season he's played 228 out of 304 premier league games for Arsenal, 75% across 8 seasons. Even his lowest appearance seasons he featured in over 60% of the games (13/ 14 and 16/ 17, both 23 apps out of 38) .

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17 Jun 2019 11:22:08
"What did the Galacticos of Beckham Zidane and Carlos ever achieve of note? "

At Real Madrid Zidane won the Champions League and La Liga; Roberto Carlos won 3 Champions Leagues and 4 La Ligas; David Beckham 'only' won a La Liga (dunno what you consider to be 'of note' but that's still more league titles than Liverpool have won since the 1980s) .

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17 Jun 2019 11:18:45
Harsh to blame a playmaker for not playing well when his manager doesn't seem to understand what the point of a playmaker is. As a general rule if your idea of attacking football is cutbacks from fullbacks your no. 10 is unlikely to flourish.

TBH I'm bored of this whole stupid drama. The club/ Emery have handled this awfully, the club gave him the contract last January, Emery's come in and tried to force him out and has failed miserably given Ozil thinks he'll last longer at Arsenal than the manager. Feel it's about time Emery made his peace with the fact that Ozil is at the club and actually tries to get the best out of him rather than trying to impose his non-existent philosophy on one of our best players. Surely we're at the point of making the best of this now, rather than trying to force him out of the club and causing whatever rifts/ uncertainty go with that for however long.?

(If you think I'm being harsh on Emery, see also: Aaron Ramsey and the evaporating contract) .

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14 Jun 2019 11:03:14
Absolutely love him, best defender we've had since moving to the Emirates, but you watch him these days and he can barely run, and we can't rely on him to play more than once a week. The article mooted a £10m fee, I'd say take the money and replace with someone younger. Umtiti would be the dream, but Saliba sounds like a good investment (and moving Kos on might convince his replacement he'll get a fair amount of minutes at least while Holding is recovering) .

Tl;dr Sad to see a legend go, but it would be the right time to move him on.

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11 Jun 2019 10:55:59
Considering the other linked club is Leicester I'd be surprised if they priced us out. With Monreal no longer able to cope with the pace of the Premier League this would be the most exciting option. We can hope.

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16 May 2019 14:19:53
He's on £40k a week already. Arsenal don't tend to pay U23 £40k a week, that would be insane.

Supposedly, he was also given assurances of first team appearances to get him to sign with us (over Spurs and City who were also interested) .

Giving him £75k a week after a relatively average season, just because he was better than we expected a 19-year old to be seems extreme.

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