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10 Feb 2018 09:46:50
It seems like we identify a position that needs strengthening, go after a target or two but if we fail then we leave the team with that weakness.
I read that Vertonghen was targeted and rejected us in 2012, Evans this window plus others yet no one else came in.
I understand we want quality and we have a budget plus players need to want to sign for us but surly we could have found a CD and not leave us in a weak position.
I read the same in your feedback comments on a regular basis. "If they don't sign X then they will leave it this window"
Why look at Nzonzi and Evens but not fill either. it happens to often & I don't know why it's not addressed

{Ed002's Note - Well all clubs look to players that thye think might make suitable signings but rarely do clubs sign all of their targets. Milan and Inter have both said in the past that they will have an initial list of 10 players for each position. Other clubs will only have one fixed target in mind. Arsenal, like many of the major sides, will not buy just for the sake of it, although I appreciate that in many cases the fans want to see signings and generally don't care who. Arsenal looked at Nzonzi with the idea of brining him in to improve the side - that was not possible. In terms of centre back, Arsenal made a very significant bid for one centre back (their first choice) and they added a youngster. The club has also made significant changes from the management perspective and you need to remember that this was the January window when clubs are reluctant to sell.}

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10 Feb 2018 10:38:29
Good point Ed -, it’s just frustrating to see us not address a few key positions properly yet sign an expensive youngster ( Chambers ) or a cheap youngster Holding yet they go out on Liam leaving us still weak

Winter window is not the best yardstick and I should judge the new set up not old.

We seem to be CB and CDM away from a great side but have been a while.

Hoped Coq going would mean an in coming player

Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - Would you rather the club purchased players which are unwanted or wait?}

10 Feb 2018 10:39:54
To be clear - I don’t want signings for signings sake. I agree with only adding quality but other clubs add quality at decent prices in positions we require.

{Ed002's Note - So you would be happy to see players who the club don't want joining?}

10 Feb 2018 12:10:44
Wait for talent yes.

10 Feb 2018 18:22:48
How long are we going to wait for a holding mid?

{Ed002's Note - Much will depend on what happens regarding other changes in the summer but if AW stays then he will still ahve an interest in Jorginho and N'Zonzi.}

10 Feb 2018 18:30:26
Jorginho or Nzonzi? An absolute no brainer! Nzonzi is no where near Jorginho level.

10 Feb 2018 18:38:27
I appreciate that ed, my point being, maybe the summer will be too late. Plus our last buy in that position (xhaka) was/ is a failure, so the longer we wait the more damage is done. We could have got auba lazt summer and by the time we do get him, its too late. We always wait too long and it now isn't working.

{Ed002's Note - There is no opportunity to buy players before the summer Steve.}

10 Feb 2018 18:42:45
Sano, Nzonzi it is then. Lol.

10 Feb 2018 18:55:18
Ed, that's my point, it always seems too late. By the time the summer comes, there will be a new obstacle.

10 Feb 2018 19:10:28
That was kind of my point Steve. We seem to agree too much now.

I am happy waiting for talent and quality but we seem to wait forever while other teams add quality in the same area we are looking for. That’s frustrating.

I don’t want 6 additions for the sake of it but I expect the scouting network to find a quality CB or CDM within two windows.

11 Feb 2018 05:20:20
Dembele was sublime yesterday. We badly need a top quality midfield combo, Jean Seri comes to my mind, but I don't think he would agree to come to us.

11 Feb 2018 11:53:17
I think with the new appointments arsenal started to purchase players differently, and for that I hope we will see some quality signings at the back. Although CB are bery rare these days.
However we still need wenger out of the door for any future progress.



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