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13 Jun 2018 21:24:02
Hi ed, just a cuple of questions If you got some time.
Is rugani still an option?
Is there any interest in mustafi and xhaka, and If there is could you tell us the clubs which are interested?

{Ed002's Note - (a) No. (b) Might be offered around but right now no. (c) No.}

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13 Jun 2018 22:31:58
I think we will have a problem moving those two. We would have to take a massive hit.

13 Jun 2018 22:54:28
I think everyone accepts taking a huge hit is inevitable if we want to move anyone on who has under achieved Steve mate. I think that's pretty much the norm on a any player who doesn't work out.
The alternative is to be stubborn let them rum down their contracts and leave for free eventually.
Make them available and take the highest bid is the sensible option if you want them gone.
I know some fans still want Xhaka but I've heard little support for Mustafi, i'd be chuffed with getting half our money back on either.

14 Jun 2018 01:25:11
Personally I’m not a massive fan of Mustafi but I feel that with Kos being out indefinitely with an injury which has been ongoing for several seasons now it would be a brave move for the new manager to let our only current/ fit/ established CB leave this summer.

14 Jun 2018 06:31:53
@Jack Gooner - We should have Sokratis, plus cover in Holding and Mavrapanos. In respect of Mustafi, I believe if he is sold, he will be replaced, so we will have 4 CB's, plus Chambers who is still at the club. However, I would sell him as I believe he simply isn't good enough.
I like the look of the young Turkish CB, Soyuncu. However, I have concerns about going into the season with only one experienced CB, Sokratis, and three inexperienced CB's. The saving grace is that Soyuncu could play in a back four with extremely experienced defenders; Lichtsteiner, Sokratis and Monreal. The problem could possibly occur when Sokratis doesn't play, as the CB pairing would be both young and inexperienced.

14 Jun 2018 08:33:15
Mustafi has been extremely poor what is the point of an experienced CB if the only experience he has to offer is more of what he's shown already?
He can't organise or displine himself let alone help others and if anything he sets a bad example to who ever he plays next to.
Much like Mertesacker he is keen to criticise and blame others for his own mistakes rather than put his hand up and say " my bad "
Personally I'd rather see a couple of youngsters who take responsibility than an experienced responsibility dodger.
On what we've seen from him there is no value in keeping Mustafi what so ever, i'd rather play Elneny at CB if push came to shove because he's a much better player to learn from in my opinion.

14 Jun 2018 17:35:01
While i'm happy to see mustaffi go, i do think, he actually went backwards, not through lack of abilty ( he can tackle, strong in the air and brave ) but through the sloppyness that spread under wenger. He lost concentration, lost awareness and his positional play was awful. They are all things that can be coached into a player. If he goes, great but if he doesnt, there is still a chance, if we start concentrating on defending in training.

14 Jun 2018 19:38:20
I think mustafi was poor from the beginning, only a few games last season in a back three looked just okay nothing more. Koscielny is injured and not the youngest player anymore. Arsenal need a real CB with a very good positional play. Sokratis is not the type we need but far better than mustafi. Lichtsteiner is also not the answer. That's my opinion.

15 Jun 2018 00:59:52
Correct me if i'm wrong Lemtin, wasnt mustaffi part of the team/ defence that started the season before last that went 23 games unbeaten, when he played or was it his first 23 games in an arsenal shirt and never lost. Not defending him but like a few he made a good start.

15 Jun 2018 06:00:35
I think it was the first 23 games in an Arsenal Shirt, didn't we lost the first game against Liverpool? I think we started the game with a pairing of Holding and Chambers. Mustafi was bought end of August. I give the most credit to a pairing of Santi and Le Coqu that we were 23 games unbeaten. We had a lot of draws which resulted often beacause of poor defending.

15 Jun 2018 21:44:04
Ok Lemtin, i remember him doing well but like i said, if we sell him for decent money, great, if he stops and is helped by emery, great.



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