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10 Feb 2020 08:01:30
CB's for next season:

Out: Mustafi and Sokratis - Chambers (inj)

Keep/ in: Luiz, Saliba, Mari, Holding and a new CB.

Not sure whether Arteta rates Holding.

Thoughts?

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10 Feb 2020 08:19:24
Keep Mari based on what RG mate?
Let's see the lad play before forming a rational opinion on him either way.
Maybe he will be a fantastic signing or a short lived stop gap until the summer window arrives, we just don't know and until we've seen him play 3 or 4 times we really believe able to have any kind of informed opinion either.

10 Feb 2020 09:41:57
On the basis, that it appears that we have signed Mari on loan with an option, at an agreed fee, to make the deal permanent in the summer window. Presumably done to avoid the entire fee going into this years accounts, with the tax year ending on 5th April. If the idea was simply to be a 'short lived stopgap' then there would be little or no point in including a purchase clause.
Of course we may not take up the option. However, I am trusting the judgement of Edu, who was instrumental in signing Martinelli from Brazil. As well as Arteta, who would have to agree to the player coming to the club.

{Ed002's Note - The 5th of April has no significance at all.}

10 Feb 2020 10:24:03
You have the option to buy a car on a try before you buy basis, it's a car you know very little about so you have two choices
A give it a try and see how it goes before you decide if it's a goer or not

B say no I'm fully convinced by this car even before I've seen or it driven it and I am very happy to make it as the car I want to keep for years ahead based entirely on what I hope it will be like

Why on earth would you or anyone choose option B? It makes no logical sense to me RG.

10 Feb 2020 10:52:55
Hi Ed- Arsenal, like all businesses is subject to the tax year and of course will make decisions based upon tax ramifications, which can be legally manipulated in certain cases as to which tax year the purchase falls in.
Presumably the timing of deals would affect FFP rules?
G62 - Car purchase bears no similarity to the loan/ purchase of a player. Players are scouted and deals are agreed subject to contract, medical etc. Loan deals are usually for one of a few reasons: Young players sent on loan to gain playing experience elsewhere. Players are loaned to clubs who cannot afford to buy them and cover all or part of their wages. To cover for injuries. Finally, deals with options to purchase would normally be for timing issues for the full payment.

{Ed002's Note - No, you are in some sort of fantasy world. Best to ignore the finances.}

10 Feb 2020 12:00:46
OK RG mate your choice, build your dreams around a player you know nothing about and declare him an excellent signing without seeing him but be warned if he shouldn't be all you dream he is you will once again have some serious excuses reasons and side stepping to do as you have so often in the past simply because you refused to see reality aposed to your own private world of self delusion.

Will Mari be a hit or a miss? I've no idea and niether has anyone anywhere yet because he hasn't actually played for us yet. Why not wait and see rather than put yourself in yet another corner you don't need to put yourself in.

10 Feb 2020 21:44:31
Give him a rest 62 mate lol, I'm one of those hoping he will be our VVD tbh.

10 Feb 2020 23:14:22
911 - our year end is 31st May. 5th April is the personal tax year end.

I read that he has the key skills we require from an Arsenal defender

1. He is a good player that struggled to impose himself in Europe
2. He really convinced people being part of a great Flamengo team last season.

He’s;

1. Capable of bringing the ball forward when necessary
2. a threat on set pieces.
3, a good passer

What about - reading the game, staying on his feet, tackling, heading and a natural defender with a bit of pace.

Fingers crossed 🤞.

11 Feb 2020 05:31:07
SY4 - Thanks for the date clarification, which I assume is correct and confirms my thoughts.
G62 - I didn’t state Mari was an excellent signing and the rest of your comment, as usual, is utter nonsense. I included him as a CB for next season and time will tell if I was correct.





 

 

 
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