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08 Mar 2020 23:16:07
Are Holding, Saliba and Marí plus Mavropanos and Medley enough for next season. Great talent but not a lot of experience. Like the potential but like a solid leader in the middle. Not sure we have an experienced leader who can defend. So clear out the others plus Mavropanos? We can only have so many CDs.

Like the look of Saliba ( right footed ) so partnership with Marí? Or sign a new CD.

Spend money on new midfield first I would say.

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09 Mar 2020 07:23:43
Hi SY4
I would keep the following CB’s for next season:
Luiz - Back to his best under Arteta.
Mari - Early signs are good.
Saliba - Excellent prospect.
Mustafi - A different player under Arteta.
Holding - Hopefully back to his pre-injury best.

I would allow the following to move on:
Mavrapanos - Monitor his progress on loan.
Sokratis - Love his commitment, but time to move him out.
Chambers - Sell when fit. Not my cup of tea.
Medley - Needs a loan deal.

As Arteta tends to play 2 CB’s, 5 should be ample.

09 Mar 2020 07:31:50
Agree that we need to prioritise midfield over defence. Assuming we complete permanent deals for Cedric and Mari, we appear to have sufficient defences options for next season.

Ceballos - Try to sign him permanently, if he wants to sign.
Torreira - Love the guy, but despite his bravery, he spends a lot of time on the deck. If possible sell him and replace with Thomas Partey.

Ozil - Move out, if possible, and replace with a quality player. Would love to see Maddison, if possible. I also like Grealish. A youngster to look at is Norwich's Cantwell.

09 Mar 2020 08:08:36
Just don't get the Holding thing at all, he's always struggled in a CB pairing and Saliba and Mari are complete unknown qualities.
Might be unbelievably brilliant but absolutely no evidence to suggest anyone should be rushing to the bookies to invest their pension on it.

The much talked about Tierney and Pepe effect didn't materialise from last summer so Holding Mari and Saliba would be a huge gamble for Arteta to take.
Fortune favours the brave but I'm not sure that strategy would come under brave :-) .

09 Mar 2020 10:02:41
When arteta took over we were a mess. He steadied the ship but draws are not enough we need to win games hence we are more attacking and our defence is looking suspect again. Football is is a game of systems and I don’t think our midfield is up to protecting the defence whilst supplying our dangerous forward line. I like Mari Saliba and Mustafi ( yes I said it thought he was excellent particularly with the more defensive system ) . I agree with Sy midfield first as our attack is fine and defence can defend when system played. As always money the issue and how we are with FFP. Ed02 has said we spent next seasons money on Pepe in a gamble. I did the exercise of who to keep and who to get rid of! In order to get decent money to rebuild - assuming we have spent it already - we have to cash in on our better players which defeats the object. Not easy to do and buying doesn’t guarantee success . Sell peripheral players hope we have more cash for players and hope we unearth a jewel or two because like it or not it’s where we are! COYG.

09 Mar 2020 17:35:54
We definitely need replace Cellabos that's a given, we'd probably get 20 million for Miki and Elneny who obviously we won't miss from this seasons squad because they haven't been here anyway.
So if we can replace Cellabos for 20 million it's all even Steven.
As for funds available I think we all now realise we spent this seasons budget last summer so basically Artetta and mis merry mates are going to have to self generate what they wish to spend.

09 Mar 2020 21:22:20
Chambers was playing really well before he got injured, but you made up your mind on him ages ago and won't give him a chance anymore, he's not your cup of tea 😂.



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