Super Swede linked + United in for two of our players this summer

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via @Arsenal Instagram

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Well good evening to all you folk in Britain, I know you’re suffering from bad weather and the exciting thought THAT BREXIT WAS RIGGED.

Cambridge Analystica did get me thinking, if I could get Ivan Gazidis and Stan K to play a ‘What sort of leader are you’ Facebook game, maybe I could shift Alexander Nix $50 to run a devious #WengerOut campaign to the board and the #WengerIn fans.

If I’m honest, it’s apparent my #WengerOut campaign skills have been pretty shocking. I needed Bannon and Mercer from the start.

The news today is dominated by United coming in for a whole bunch of Arsenal players this summer. Apparently, Jose wants Hector Bellerin to replace a right back he’s mercilessly bullying. The story goes that Hector is upset by the fanbase. If by fanbase, he means AFTV, he’s fucking deluded. Those guys don’t speak for the fanbase, they speak for themselves. I think Hector is smart enough to know that whilst his performances have been shitty this season, we all love his long hair and resolute attention to detail when it comes to attire.

Also, why the fuck would you go and play for Mourinho? He’s quietly destroying United at the moment. He’s spending all their money, and he’s breaking their best players. Sanchez has been shite since going there, and Paul Pogba is looking incredibly Sunday league this season. I’d love it if we slipped in with a cheeky bid for the Frenchman.

IMAGINE REUNITING HIM WITH ALLEGRI THIS SUMMER!

Another player linked with United is Aaron Ramsey, why? Who knows. Mourinho just dropped £400k a week on Alexis, and he and Rambo do not get along. Mourinho might have turned Ramsey into a player a few years ago, but now? He’d have the same issues he’s having with Paul Pogba.

If Ramsey moves, he’ll go abroad. I can’t imagine many wanting to pitch up at a United that is due to collapse in an 3rd season ego explosion this summer.

Top German journo Raph Honigstein reckons Arsenal bid for Emil Forsberg last season.

“Emil Forsberg has been in and out of the (RB Leipzig) team with injuries, and they’ve really missed him a lot.

“He is still a guy who really wants to go to the Premier League. He was very upset when Arsenal’s offer was turned down straight away by Leipzig.

“I think (Arsenal) will come back in for him because he has got a lot of talent.”

That’s an exciting story. He’s injury prone, which is perfect, and he has a lot of talent. The key to this sort of player is that he’s been educated by a Ragnick inspired Hassenhutl. He’ll know how to play in a pressing system, he’ll be footballistically intelligent.

ALSO, did you see Leipzig beat Bayern at the weekend? Arsenal spoke to their manager last season, and he’s certainly a man to consider when Wenger finally leaves the club.

Right, that’s me done. I HAVE TO WORK.

Byeeee x

395 Responses to “Super Swede linked + United in for two of our players this summer”

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  1. Pierre

    Marko
    There is no debate… Debruyne is a class above the rest.

    Though I still don’t think he should be ”Hanging around the final third and pass to others in positions close to goal”

  2. Rambo Ramsey

    ‘Just cause Ozil’s signed a new contract doesn’t mean that he can’t be sold.’

    Who will buy him though, especially with his new monster wages?

    He put himself in the window for six months and not one club showed concrete interest in his unparalleled chance creating genius.

  3. Paulinho

    Marko – You have to be realistic though. Get rid of patently sub-standard footballers like Xhaka first and then see where we are.

    Wenger has made such a hash of his transfer policy that we are in a situation where Ramsey is crown-jewel like in comparison.

    Injuries are his big problem. Selling him for that reason is justifiable.

  4. WengerEagle

    Paulinho

    Exactly, they went from strength to strength even after selling Di Maria too.

    Casemiro has been huge for them, as has Kroos.

    Their midfield is the best in football, and imo it ain’t even close right now. Their depth is impressive too, their second string midfield dominated PSG in Paris, a team that destroyed Barcelona their last season.

  5. Paulinho

    Ozil will create hatful against a certain level at the Emirates. De Bruyne way more likely to assist in a meaningful way at a tough away ground.

    Similar stats but with a key difference. Devil in the detail, although it’s not even that nuanced an observation: it should be blindingly obvious by now.

  6. WengerEagle

    RR

    China’s a possibility, he’s won the World Cup already and let’s be honest, committing to us proves he isn’t interested in winning trophies.

    They’re the only destination stupid enough/desperate enough to pay him enough to turn his head.

  7. Marko

    Though I still don’t think he should be ”Hanging around the final third and pass to others in positions close to goal”

    I mean I know you’re trying to be clever but come on even you can admit there’s a workrate issue when it comes to Ozil. I mean not now obviously because we won a couple of games but off the top of my head I can think of say 4 defeats in a row fairly recently where he done little to fuck all

  8. WengerEagle

    KDB’s produced MOTM performances against us, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea (winning goal at Stamford Bridge), all this season.

    That’s more than we’ve gotten from Ozil vs big teams in his entire spell here.

  9. Paulinho

    WE – They’re mentality as well. It’s almost more than ability. The way they controlled PSG in that second leg.

    Veratti does seem to have gone backwards a bit. At least in Europe from what I’ve seen.

  10. andy walker

    i remember back when i had arsenal tv via sky…and you got all the u21 matches..jack was the most talented young player i’d seen for years..so exciting to watch..wh’appen?

  11. Marko

    Marko – You have to be realistic though. Get rid of patently sub-standard footballers like Xhaka first and then see where we are.

    I mean obviously I’d get rid of others before I get rid of Ramsey but he’s got just over a year left on his contract and so time is off the essence. Do we pay him big wages or look at replacing him. It’s a decision that needs to be made irrespective of how bad the other midfielders are. For me it comes down to are we willing to sell him and get a decent price and reinvest or do we offer him between let’s say 150-200,000 a week keeping in mind that going forward if we want to compete he’d likely be a bench warmer. I know what choice I’d make

  12. WengerEagle

    Paulinho

    It’s their greatest strength for me, you have to give a lot of credit to ZZ for that.

    2014 UCL Final they were a 90 min Ramos header away from bottling it, 2016 they were more convincing and last season they were dominant.

    Agree on Verratti, said the same thing a few weeks back. He hasn’t kicked on to that next level.

  13. Rambo Ramsey

    I’ve told Pierre multiple times now to avoid his silly attempts at being clever. But the man seems adamant to show his lacawits.

  14. Bamford10

    Yeah, I’m sticking with my view that Ramsey is a “keeper” and deserves a modest pay rise. I’ve already made my case for him several times.

    IMO, if Simeone, Jardim or Allegri were coming in this summer, they would all want Ramsey to stay, they would all see the attributes he brings to the midfield and to the XI, they would all see the value of keeping him at Arsenal.

    Sell Xhaka and sign a Fabinho? Absolutely. Xhaka is a waste of space.

    But Ramsey is a good footballer and he can help us get to where we want to get.

    In the end, this decision will be out of all of our hands, obviously. It will be interesting to see what the club does, but unless Ramsey is asking for an unreasonable amount, I would be surprised of they sell him.

  15. Pierre

    Rambo Ramsey on özil
    “Unsurprised it comes down to ‘Chances created’ once again. That’s all he has. Hanging around the final third and pass to others in positions close to goal.”

    And you want to be taken seriously…

  16. WengerEagle

    LG

    Real Madrid weren’t mad about him, shock horror the year that they binned him they looked a much better outfit and won the Champions League.

    He’s a stat-padder, even for Real Madrid when he was putting up insane assist stats he was playing like shit against the real top sides, often a no-show vs Barcelona and his anonymous performances vs Dortmund in the UCL SF in 2013 stood out particularly.

    He’s obviously a talented player and very good in terms of being a specialist, he’s too flawed to be an important cog in a winning team though, at best he’s a great luxury option to have when things are going well.

  17. Marko

    Morgan Sanson would be another decent shout for midfield. Been highly rated for a few years early 20’s and has 8 goals from CM this season

  18. Hitman

    The sooner we shift Hector Bellend the better. Going backwards fast. Could never defend, can’t assist or shoot, always out of position. But the ingratitude to fans really irks. Spoilt brat.

  19. Champagne Charlie

    Rambo

    Nah you’re comically attached to Ramsey so you’re taking his critiques personally and attacking other players – or posters trying to highlight the irrelevance of others in the debate.

    Moan about Ozil all you want, I’m not stopping you, or remotely interested in defending him. There was an Ozil debate a couple of weeks ago amongst myself and Paulinho, and it was all covered chapter and verse. Me citing Ozil signing a deal isn’t deflecting anything, it’s saying he’s irrelevant. We ain’t potentially selling Ozil this summer. Ramsey is a possibility. Wasted breath is my point.

    You’re trivialising Ozils ability, have at it. Doesn’t change the fact Ramsey has a year left and doesn’t produce anything to warrant a fat new deal.

  20. WengerEagle

    Marko

    I’d be warying of gambling on a player who hasn’t proven himself outside of the French League tbh.

    Thauvin his team mate has been sensational this season, best player in the league after Fekir and Neymar arguably and he stunk out the Premier League with Newcastle.

    I know that people will cite Monaco’s talent but they proved last season in the UCL that they were the real deal.

  21. Champagne Charlie

    “Yeah, I’m sticking with my view that Ramsey is a “keeper” and deserves a modest pay rise. I’ve already made my case for him several times.“

    Yea I can see his agent now, “hey Ivan we think Aaron deserves a modest pay rise”.

    What do you call modest seeing as you felt it right to compare his wage to David Silva at 220k?

    “Sell Xhaka and sign a Fabinho? Absolutely. Xhaka is a waste of space.“

    So sell him and have Fabinho turn out next to who when Aaron pulls another half season? 17 league games he’s played out of 30 this campaign alone.

    Xhaka has started every league game this season by contrast. Another overlooked attribute in football, the ability to actually take part.

    So you want Fabinho and Elneny in midfield next season by the sounds of it. Awesome

  22. Marko

    Sanson is 23 though WE it’s not like he’s 27 and still playing in ligue one. 23 at what point do you criticize a player for not making the step up to another league. Can’t be worse than Elneny or Jack

  23. Champagne Charlie

    I asked this before, but is Emre Can to juve rubber stamped?

    He’d be a great bosman to replace Wilshere with.

  24. mysticleaves

    “…but unless Ramsey is asking for an unreasonable amount, I would be surprised of they sell him.”

    I think this is everyone’s argument here. Except Pierre maybe..

  25. Berg

    Just don’t get this kbssssion with Ramsey. For a supposed attacking midfielder his stats for goals and assists are poor

  26. mysticleaves

    Dissenter

    Just to be sure, I did a google search on Ozil wages and numerous sources quoted figures ranging from 230 – 350k per week. So your guess is as good as mine. I just choose to believe the 230 bit cos Arsenal won’t be stupid to offer Ozil 350basic salary per week.

    Also to the debate, Ozil is really quality. Comparing him and Ramsey is like comparing Ozil and De Bruyne. Both good players but one is just Superior.

    Another manager will get more out of Ramsey but also another manager will get more out of Ozil too. He’s not in the same level as Ramsey at all.

    Like Bamford said, Ramsey is worth keeping if he doesn’t ask got outrageous money. That has been my position from day one.

  27. mysticleaves

    CC Emre Can will be very good for us but I doubt he would want to come to us if clubs like Juve keep knocking. He knows is inside out and knows we are shit with Wenger still there.

    Players like Ozy or Meyer on bossmans or Doucoure who would see us as a major upgrade would be easier to get IMO

  28. HighburyLegend

    @DivineSherlock, stop taking your dreams for reality.

    It’s as if we wanted kim jong weng to leave this summer, that’s ridiculous.

  29. Michael24

    Sat with a couple of Man U supporters on the train last night.

    Nice to have a good old winge about Mourinho and Wenger.

    Both were apoplectic about their club and their anti-football master.

    Although I detest Wenger and what he’s done to the club, I hate JM even more.

  30. HighburyLegend

    And we are supposed to feel sorry for them ??
    We’ve been feeling worst than them for the last 10 years, FFS…

    (so you’ve meet intelligent manure fans, lucky you… what do they think about Arsenal ?? They wants kim jong to stay, them too ?? lol)

  31. Michael24

    Highbury

    Yep,all very civilized.

    Who said anything about feeling sorry for one another?

    Of course they want Wenger to stay.

  32. Jim Lahey

    Out of our current midfield Ramsey would be the only one I would keep, mainly due to the rest of our midfield being horrendous. I honestly can’t remember a time when we had a worse midfield. Anyone want to make suggestions?

    Ramsey can not be part of a two man midfield he has shown that time and time again, as a more attacking player he does add an extra goal threat.

  33. Jim Lahey

    Aaron Ramsey
    Jack Wilshere
    Granit Xhaka
    Mohamed Elneny

    Those are our CM players in our first team… thats shocking…

  34. Pierre

    Jim
    Selley, hillier, jenson, Carter(right) mcgoldrick.. (left)

    I’m sure they were all around at the same time.
    No doubt Ruth will correct me on that.

    Even Ramsey would stand out in that lot (joke)……

  35. Pierre

    Jim
    “Ramsey can not be part of a two man midfield he has shown that time and time again, as a more attacking player he does add an extra goal threat.”

    Correct

  36. Pierre

    Highbury Legend
    Can you do me a favour and post a link of Nzonzi highlights in the man u v sevilla tie acouple of weeks ago.

    I haven’t got a clue how to do it… Would be much appreciated.

    People need to see how he could benefit Arsenal in Central midfield and then we can stop talking about Ramsey.

  37. Bamford10

    Arsenal Supporters’ Trust has published some preliminary financial data for 17-18 this morning. Bottom line is wage bill is up, revenues are down (on account of no CL) and barring player sales.

    They estimate that we will have £50 to £70m this summer for transfer activity.

    Tweets and link to article below—

    “Arsenal’s football revenues will be down over £40m or 10% for the full year because of the impact of playing Europa League football rather than Champions League ” – @ast_Arsenal

    “Arsenal’s wage bill up over 10% compared to last year. We attribute this to full six-month impact of adding Xhaka/Mustafi in summer 2016 & partial impact of adding Lacazette in summer 2017, plus renewing Arsène’s deal. AST estimates full-year wages now running at circa £230m pa” – @ast_Arsenal

    “Arsenal heading toward underlying loss before player trading of almost £60m pa (the transfer sales mask this). Looking forward spare cash is tight. Hard to see room for much growth in wage bill, even with Champions lge. Est £50 to £70m for transfers in summer” – @ast_Arsenal

    https://www.arsenaltrust.org/news/2017/ast-analysis-of-arsenal-holdings-plc-half-yr-accounts-to-november-2017

  38. Bamford10

    Bellerin’s agent: “There’s no contact for Bellerin, no-one has sought me out, He’s happy, he’s recently renewed and he’s playing consistently.“

    Sounds like Bellerin is staying.

  39. Samesong

    haven’t got a clue how to do it… Would be much appreciated.

    Maybe Google it? But your too lazy to do that.

  40. Pierre

    Samesong
    Not lazy, just don’t know how to post a link.

    It’s on Youtube…probably quite easy to do but not for me.

  41. Michael24

    B10

    The AST findings are not surprising. More significantly, they will not make the slightest bit of difference to the way the club is run, unless major changes are made.

    I’m afraid the AST have zero bearing on what goes on at the club and in particular the way Wenger rules the roost.

    I find their input tedious and weak. However, when your main priority is to further your own financial gain, what do you expect.

  42. Rambo Ramsey

    Yes, Steven N’zonzi-a 29 year old midfielder who is rated a below average 6.9 in Whoscored is exactly what is needed.

    Get him signed in May and he can start aceing the PL in September when he’ll be close to turning thirty.

    I mean, look at these monster stats.

    0 goals, 1 assist, 0.5 keypass per game
    1.4 tackle, 1 interception per game

  43. Marko

    They estimate that we will have £50 to £70m this summer for transfer activity.

    Yeah bollox to that. Top 5 club in world football with the amount we charge on match day tickets not to mention the massive amount of money pouring in from the tv deal and we’ll have 50-70 million to spend? Nah I’m not buying it. My guess is that we can go about our business in a not too excessive way and there’s likely not too many parameters outside of a 100 million purchase. It’s like the time we were told we only had this amount to spend and then bid 90 million for Lemar. Besides 50-70 in this market gets you one full player and the hands of a goalkeeper. It’s nonsense teams like West Ham and Everton will be spending 50-70 million this summer

  44. Pierre

    Oh dear.. Dumbo Ramsey is back

    You will never learn will you… Can someone please educate the poor lad on what makes an effective central midfielder these days.

    Your stats actually show him in a good light for a holding mid.

    “1 assist per game”… That would make 20 odd assists a season.

  45. Champagne Charlie

    “Yes, Steven N’zonzi-a 29 year old midfielder who is rated a below average 6.9 in Whoscored is exactly what is needed.“

    Good grief, are we avoiding consistency altogether now?

    Ozil’s stats were ignored or deconstructed in some attempt to devalue, now Nzonzi is getting the treatment for not being a statistical marvel?

    I wonder if it’s even worth explaining how players perform in different teams etc etc. It’s gotten all juvenile on here over Ramsey for god sake, do you have a tattoo of him?

  46. Pierre

    Rambo Ramsey
    As you think that stats tell a story then have a look at these.

    2017/18 season

    Nzonzi…. Who scored rating 7.3
    1 assist
    0 goals.

    Mousa Dembele…. Who scored rating 7.2
    0 assist
    0 goals.

    So mousa dembele who, I think most will agree, has been one of the best central midfielders in Europe this season has a worse rating than Nzonzi..

    GAME, SET, AND MATCH I do believe.

  47. Marko

    Yeah I gotta admit using stats to denigrate a player but then using stats to put Ramsey on a pedestal is pretty weak. I mean you’ve only to look at him for more than 6 months to realize that he’s inconsistent, suffers with injuries and more importantly is NOT disciplined enough to be a long term option in midfield. It’s a pointless debate much like the guys who for a few weeks there a while back were trying to convince people that Wilshere was the dogs bollox after a few half decent performances or like the people who continually try to paint Xhaka as a good midfielder/signing. The fact is our current midfield options to a man aren’t good enough. Simple as. Not a one of them are worthy of the jersey the high wage or our time with what they’ve shown the last two seasons. Or in Ramsey and particularly Wilshere’s case the last few years

  48. Michael24

    Marko

    “It’s a pointless debate” to analyse any player whilst Wenger is still in charge.

    You could bring in the 3 best midfielders in Europe and it wouldn’t make the slightest difference.

  49. Champagne Charlie

    Michael

    Have to agree, trying to analyse the players we currently have is incredibly difficult by and large thanks to the management they’ve been subjected to in recent years.

    I’m convinced many, if not all, would produce a different output under different coaching.

    That being said, I think many are being ignorant of how Arsenal operate as a financial entity on the transfer market. How can many want a rebuild but simultaneously ignore the possibility of selling valued assets to raise funds for further investment.

    I’ll say it again, culling the ‘poor’ players like Elneny, Chambers, and Iwobi isn’t going to generate the funds required to replace them with sufficient quality. Especially when you consider the current needs of the team and how stretched a budget we have for those important positions.

    Players like Bellerin and Ramsey are in a grey area, and that should be acknowledged instead of ignored by some who have significant affinity to them.

  50. raptora

    Manchester United vs Sevilla – Nzonzi highlights
    https://twitter.com/EiF_Highlights/status/973692107037855745

    Alexis’ frustration at 1:30 is golden. Enjoying every moment of it.
    Nzonzi is a class act and still has couple of years left in him. Could be top class for us in a position we have been trying to find a PV4 replacement for how long now? 12-13 years? Fk me!
    Honestly we should have bought him at least couple of seasons ago and get a good 4-5 years from him. Fernandinho himself is going to be 33 yo in a month.

  51. Rambo Ramsey

    Charlie, again I never said a word about Ramsey. Perhaps its you that has the obsession issues.

    Also nice to see you and Perrie have nothing of substance to offer as counter against numbers and statistical facts. Just standard hot air coupled with some insults.

    Perrie, Pogba, N’zonzi and Ozil your dream midfield right? So N’zonzi the more defensive player. Explain to dumbo Ramsey, you genius, how a 30 year old who has below average defensive actions would solve our issues.

  52. Marko

    “It’s a pointless debate” to analyse any player whilst Wenger is still in charge.

    Well the hope is he’ll be gone. Otherwise Ramsey will stay and on improved likely massive undeserved wages and Xhaka will continue to be given start after start after start. If he stays the midfield and defence will still go unaddressed like it has been for years

  53. Marko

    How can many want a rebuild but simultaneously ignore the possibility of selling valued assets to raise funds for further investment. I’ll say it again, culling the ‘poor’ players like Elneny, Chambers, and Iwobi isn’t going to generate the funds required to replace them with sufficient quality

    That’s a fair enough point but when you consider that we sold Walcott and Giroud for about 40 million and last summer we got an offer for Chambers for 20 million it stands to reason that we can generate some funds for players not needed. But we could also get decent fees for Xhaka, Ramsey, Bellerin, Mustafi and Kolasinac in this current market. I see absolutely no reason why we should be hamstrung in the transfer market. Ffs we spent 100 million on two strikers recently. We just have to be smarter in the transfer market

  54. Champagne Charlie

    Rambo

    Insults? You’ve been quick the quips about knowing what words mean etc etc, you’d think you can handle stick about having a Ramsey poster in your bedroom, or a tattoo. Behave

    As ever with football opinion it’s abput how someone sees the game, or the approach we should take.

    I’d like to see us have two CM’s who share defensive responsibility and allow us a safety net for our front 4 who attack with the full backs in advanced positions. If that meant hoovering up a player with the best defensive stats then I’d have argued for Coquelin to stay, but I didn’t because he was poor.

    I don’t want to go all ‘have you played’, but defensive numbers point to involvement and not proficiency. If your central midfield is positionally sound and screening tactically then the opposition is often forced into attacking from wide and they (CM) have less defensive actions to take part in.

    Chelsea can stick Fabregas alongside Kante because he’s a phenom in duels and searches for them. Which can just about mask Cesc’s lack of involvement. No prizes for guessing that they were much better when Kante had Matic alongside him sharing the work though. This is how arsenal find themselves, with nobody remotely close to Kante defensively in CM to mask the imbalance.

    Nzonzi isn’t poor because he doesn’t average 4 tackles a game. He’s intelligent, screens well, is physical, and can manoeuvre the ball through midfield to find our forward players. Sevilla vs United displayed what he’s all about. That type alongside Xhaka would work well as a sitting pair imo.

    Having Ramsey in there and advocating his goal threat and third man runs defeats the purpose of what I like to see. Hence why I’m not a lover of him at CM. I maintain its you that’s getting awfully twitchy on the subject because you clearly rate him higher than most. But he’s at a crossroads and his situation merits discussion is all.

  55. Victorious

    CC/Pierre
    A quick hypothetical question for you:Contractual and managerial issues aside:Ramsey vs Xhaka,who do you think is the better player and would rather have at Arsenal the moment?

  56. Rambo Ramsey

    Charlie

    ‘you’d think you can handle stick about having a Ramsey poster in your bedroom, or a tattoo. Behave’

    I criticize Ozil, that means I have a Ramsey poster in my room. I question N’zonzi’s suitability to the team, that means I have a Ramsey tattoo. Its all a bit infantile, maybe up your game?

    ”I don’t want to go all ‘have you played’, but defensive numbers point to involvement and not proficiency. If your central midfield is positionally sound and screening tactically then the opposition is often forced into attacking from wide and they (CM) have less defensive actions to take part in.”

    Sorry, this is just hipster nonsense. The same kind I dealt with one, Romford Ozil Pele, three years ago when he would use it to explain why Xhaka is a better DM and a better fit to Arsenal. That worked out well, didn’t it?

  57. Rambo Ramsey

    ‘That type alongside Xhaka would work well as a sitting pair imo.’

    So not only does Champagne Charlie rate Ozil highly, he is still wedded to the idea of Xhaka coming good in the PL.

    Says it all really.

  58. mysticleaves

    “This season Ramsey has featured in 28 matches for Arsenal, staring only 20, whilst Wilshere has appeared on 31 occasions, starting 23 times. Add to this that Wilshere was fit and in the squad and not used off the bench on a further 6 occasions, whereas Ramsey has featured all 28 times he has been in the squad, In short Jack has been available and selected in the first team squad 37 times over Ramsey’s 28.

    Last season Wilshere played in 29 of the 38 available Premier League matches, starting 25, Ramsey did not even feature in as many matches as Wilshere started in 2016/17, starting only 13 matches and coming on in 10. We can go back further of course but surely the last two seasons are the most pertinent to consider when assessing whether either player is worth a good salary and a long term deal.

    The simple facts are that Wilshere has had a single injury since August 2016 and that was a broken leg. In that time Aaron Ramsey has had 32 weeks out with 5 separate injuries, 3 hamstrings and 2 calf problems (Source Transfermarkt .)”

  59. Bamford10

    If you could only add three pieces to the XI next season, what three positions would they be? What three players? What would your XI look like?

  60. mysticleaves

    Just 3? Simeone, Stefan de vrij, Bailey.

    X1

    Cech
    Bellerin-De Vrij-Mustafi-Kolasinac
    Xhaka-Ramsey
    Bailey-Ozil-Miki
    Auba/Laca

    or

    Cech
    Mustafi-Kos-De Vrij
    Bellerin-Ramsey-Xhaka-kolasinac
    Bailey-Laca/Auba-Ozil/Miki

    That will do well for me next season

  61. Dissenter

    Msytic is using numbers to prove that Wilshere is less injury prone than Ramsey.

    That will take some number-twisting.
    As we speak, Jack is crocked again.
    Why don’t we just get rid of Jack and Ramsey.

  62. champagne charlie

    Rambo

    “I criticize Ozil, that means I have a Ramsey poster in my room. I question N’zonzi’s suitability to the team, that means I have a Ramsey tattoo. Its all a bit infantile, maybe up your game?”

    You’re tying yourself in knots, it has nothing to do with you rating or dismissing other players. It’s the fact you vehemently defend Ramsey, and seemingly turn a blind eye/ear to the very clear fact his future is subject of debate because he’s in the final year of his contract. You’re getting into arguments about the merits of this or that player compared to Ramsey which 100% ISN’T the argument being presented.

    Hence you’re getting precious about Ramsey and I’ve taken the piss about it. Lighten up, it’s football.

    Yes, I rate Xhaka’s qualities as a footballer and I think beyond a shadow of doubt he’d produce more under a different coach. I also think he’s been scapegoated massively in recent times so forgive me for having an opinion that doesn’t ebb your way.

    The hilarity in this whole Ramsey nonsense is how wrapped up people like yourself have gotten comparing talents. I rate Ramsey, i’ve said that more than once. But you’re totally ignoring circumstance and the entire recent history of Arsenal FC if you don’t get how Ramsey being sold is a legitimate avenue come this summer, begrudging as it may be from an Arsenal perspective. I’ve stated 5 times over the various reasons why there’s even a question present, you’re resorting to quips about my take on other players or commentary in general – while you ignore what’s actually being stated.

  63. Bamford10

    Wenger’s squad management has been absolutely woeful. Even three new pieces to the XI probably won’t be enough. Who are our wide players? Why do we have Jack, Xhaka AND Elneny? What’s the point. Why would we need three unathletic, midget passers?

    Woeful.

  64. champagne charlie

    “Why do we have Jack, Xhaka AND Elneny? What’s the point. Why would we need three UNATHLETIC, MIDGET PASSERS?”

    Wilshere: 1.72m
    Ramsey: 1.78m
    Elneny: 1.8m
    Xhaka 1.85m

    :)

  65. Victorious

    Binford
    “Wenger’s squad management has been
    absolutely woeful. Even three new
    pieces to the XI probably won’t be
    enough. Who are our wide players?
    Why do we have Jack, Xhaka AND
    Elneny? What’s the point. Why would
    we need three unathletic, midget
    passers?”

    No words

  66. champagne charlie

    “Honestly think we would be in the mix with this”

    Hmm, idk. I’m still not comfortable with the quality available once you look past Auba, Laca, Mikki. It’s Welbz, Iwobi, and probably Reiss Nelson next season?

    Still feel like we’re a wide forward short, someone like a Mahrez/Fekir who can do bits. Not a fan of Iwobi getting the game time he currently does but I appreciate these type of talents are expensive and the defensive reinforcements are more pressing for sure.

    Then you’ve got to consider Bellerins commitment, Jacks resolution, Ramseys resolution to see where other moves might be needed. Can see us playing hardball with Jack and Aaron because of bosmans like Meyer available.

  67. Pierre

    Thanks Tony an raptora for the nzonzi links though I think there is a slightly longer one on YouTube that shows him totally dominating fellaini in the air which shows how useful he would be defensively and protecting the near post.