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04 Feb 2019 21:29:37
How much of a say has Dick in arsenal's transfers? Would he have been involved in last summer's transfers?
One of the Ed's said in the summer that Dick is to be the coach and Sven and Raul were the transfer men.
Thanks in advance.

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04 Feb 2019 21:42:33
Who really knows but the fact he had Gouendouzi at psg and suarez at seville, may mean he has an input. don't know about leno soc or lich, the first two sound like sven. Lich is a mystery.

04 Feb 2019 22:01:28
I understand people's frustration with the lack of defence organisation but when people are having a go about his signings then that's unfair. Dick has to work with what he has got.

04 Feb 2019 22:53:59
Paddy I think the summer signings are the highlight of Dicks tenure so far, whoever chose them, Sven is my guess because that's was his job.
Lich is the only slight downside but 1 out of 5 bad signings, wow if we'd had that strike rate with all our deals of the last 10 years we'd be champions of the premier league and probably la liga too :-)
The lack of progress on the field is the problem.

04 Feb 2019 23:34:55
Think arsene snuck in for the lich one Steve. And without looking in sure guendozi didn't come from psg mate.

05 Feb 2019 00:58:29
D, Gouendouzi was at psg when emery was there. He then went to a team in the french second division.

05 Feb 2019 03:18:30
He was a psg youth, D.

05 Feb 2019 04:47:51
Steve, Gwen was a Mislintat’s buy. Unai might have a suggestion. But Unai hasn’t worked with Gwen, as Gwen left PSG at 2014 and Unai joined PSG long after that.

{Ed001's Note - Emery has had input only in the January window and the only player signed because of his input was Dennis Suarez. Emery had nothing to do with the rest, he has never really had much involvement in transfers at any club he has been with. He is a head coach, not a manager. His remit does not include transfers.}

05 Feb 2019 05:32:21
Sen i stand corrected on his departure. i'm quite sure i read somewhere that Dick had been following his career. But i wouldn't take it away from mislintat, he's a great kid.

05 Feb 2019 06:38:23
Thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

05 Feb 2019 08:19:19
Well full credit to Sven on Papa Torreira and Guendouzi, Leno I'm uncertain about and Lich was definitely worth the gamble for a season on a free and he has been needed.
Looks like we will miss Sven next summer more than we actually realised.

05 Feb 2019 09:29:55
Thanks Ed001 for the clarification.

As Ed001 stated, Emery has always worked with the players he has, and he has inherited a squad which has finished on top 6 last season. And in addition to that he has got a proper DM which we were craving about (a great one as well) , kid who is doing very well and a full season from one of a lethal strikers.

It's pretty clear he wants to ship Ozil out, but until club manages to do that, it's imperative that the best creative outlet which we have should be played. Playing Ramsey (who is leaving) and Suarez ahead of him is not the right approach at least to me.


{Ed001's Note - welcome Sen.}

05 Feb 2019 09:44:46
Good post Sen
I'm torn on Mesut because of him being unavailable so often more than anything else.
But he might be and Aaron won't be here next season so it doesn't make sense to play Ramsey before Mesut.
Personally I'm happy for Dick to play neither in order to build for the future my biggest problem with Dick is either not being capable or not being focused on sorting out our defence and forming it into an any more effective unit than it has been for a decade, for me that at is a huge concern because what we needed more than anything after Arsene was a manager who understood the value of being organised and effective at the back in order to be competitive.

05 Feb 2019 10:37:26
I can't imagine Emery as manager doesn't have the final say in signings. As stated Guendouzi was with Emery at PSG and Suarez was with him Spain. Of the 5 signings made during Emery's time at the club, only Lichtsteiner has been a disappointment and we have to see how Suarez shapes up.
We must be more positive as we are one win from 4th placed Chelsea who are away to Man City at the weekend, whilst we face bottom club Huddersfield. We have a decent draw in the last 32 of the Europa League.

05 Feb 2019 12:47:03
Accept it RG Dick didn't chose the players we bought last summer Sven did.
I know you want everything good to be down to Dick and all the bad bits to be someone else's fault but if that's not the reality then it's silly to pretend otherwise just to make Dick look good.
Accept facts mate even if they don't suite your argument.

05 Feb 2019 13:56:35
So the one window Emery has a say in - we sign the wrong bloody player and not what we need 👏 👏👏👏.



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