5 things Unai Emery must urgently address

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I’m sitting at my laptop, and I won’t moan.

But come on?

Just one!

 

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Arsenal dropping the ‘Dog ate my designs’ 2018 away kit line.

What are the lads at Puma thinking?

This looks like the sort of sportswear my mum would buy for the start of year 8.

‘Well, I thought it looked natty’

Geez Mum, I’m already getting wedgied for the extra-special braces and velcro shoes, how could you do this to me?

FFS. I’m trying my hardest to button up the moaning, but it feels like every other day Puma drop a new monstrosity for the fuck-you-very-much victory lap.

Anyway, let’s crack into Unai Emery. I’m gonna go all Buzzfeed up in this bitch.

5 things that Unai Emery needs to address:

Aaron Ramsey:

The only superstar in Wales these days is down to the final year of his deal. There’s no doubt he’s looking at the fat mega pay cheque part-timer Mesut Ozil just dropped thinking, damn, I want to get me some of that sweet sugar.

Knowing that Arsenal can only raise their wage bill £7m a season, I find it highly unlikely we’re going to drop £300k a week on a player who spends a lot of time injured. The leak from The Sun claimed Unai wanted to build the squad around Aaron’s engine, so it’s going to be interesting to see what they do there.

My gut feel says he’ll be moved on so we can crank up that weak transfer pot and free up some cash money. We could easily get £50m for him, that’d be good dough.

CAPTAIN:

Arsene Wenger didn’t believe in captains, which I always felt was an apt position to take from a man who showed a real lack of leadership in his last 5 years. We’ve cycled through Gallas, Arteta, Mertesacker, Cech and Koscielny. With the Frenchman out for the foreseeable, and our #1 likely on the chopping board, it’ll be very interesting to see who takes on the armband.

My preference is someone who actually plays, that’d be a good start. It looks like the options are basically Aaron, Ramsey, or Aaron Ramsey. I don’t see a lot of leadership outside those three.

XHAKAKAKAKA:

Lord of the Spare Key, Granit Xhaka, had a pretty awful season last year. I think he had more assists than Ramsey, but, you know, for the opposition.

Amirite?

You sure are Pedro, you sure are.

The Swiss midfielder needs a career reboot, Emery is apparently a major fan according to legendary ITK Kike Marin, so it’ll be interesting to see how he develops him. The biggest challenge he has is physical, he has no acceleration, and he’s a bit of a ding-dong when it comes to positioning. A lot of that comes from having played in Lucian Favre system where you’d get screamed at for being 5 yards out of position in training, to playing under Wenger who had no tactical system outside ‘express yourself.’

Also, Xhaka is a very fit player, he always plays… captain material?

Meeeeesut Ozil:

The German international takes more short breaks than my retired Dad. I’m not sure the new man is going to take that sort of nonsense. It’s very doubtful he’ll afford him the same freedom to do what he wants on and off the pitch. The #10 is dead unless you want to be a workhorse, which isn’t Ozil’s bag. Will he opt for a wide right position? Will he play deeper? Or will the club try and shift him on for a fee?

The German won’t be tolerated in the new setup if he doesn’t pull his weight, and the new head coach will pull him off if his fitness or effort levels are flagging. Ozil is just one of many now, no special treatment for a player on so much damn cash.

Keeeeeeeper:

Cech has been given the #1 jersey, but as John McEnroe would say, ‘HE CAN’T PLAY WITH HIS FEET AND HIS REFLEXES HAVE GONE’, so let’s see how long that lasts.

We need a keeper who can keep us in games, we need someone who can act as a sweeper, we need someone who can bring the ball down from 40 yards, stun it, and break the lines like a keeping version of peak Zidane.

The universe of great keeping passed Cech by, you’re not teaching someone those new skills in their mid-thirties. We need a modern take on a keeper, and that looks more like Allison and Ederson than it does Cech.

DM me, bruh:

Arsenal made a massive hash of a DM during Wenger’s terror reign. The club thought Xhaka and Coq would be a better alt than Kante, so we passed on the Frenchman. Oh how that stung. We need to address that deep-lying midfielder. We need someone with power, pace and smooth bald head. I think AMN is the future, he has it all. Recovery pace, aggression, footballing intelligence and that cool/calm composure usually only associated with elite riflemen. He could be the answer… or the club could go big with an unknown from the Bundesliga.

Will Arsenal take a chance on youth? Let’s see…

Right, that’s me done, see you tomorrow you sexy beasts. x

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Ekpang Bisong

May the fourth be with you

Tobs

And with you too.

Ekpang Bisong

Hope We have a great start to the season, not the same old as the lastdamage 10 years

Tobs

Very positive about this new era.

Ekpang Bisong

The fourth

grooveydaddy

6th

Samesong

Well done Ekpang

grooveydaddy

Nothing about central defense, Pedro?

I reckon one of Emery’s first prorities has got be establishing a properly drilled, stable CB pairing.

Marc

Sorry Pedro but I just can’t see someone dropping £50 million of Ramsey with only a year left on his contract.

Frankie Coffeecakes

“What are the lads at Puma thinking?”

Pedro, i think its pretty obvious what they are thinking – they want out of the sponsorship deal. Best way to do it, present a crappy design so hideous that Arsenal will want out also.

Frankie Coffeecakes

Agreed Marc, why would a team plunk down serious coin on an injury prone wandering MF with a year left on his contract?

Receding Hairline

“Pedro, i think its pretty obvious what they are thinking – they want out of the sponsorship deal. Best way to do it, present a crappy design so hideous that Arsenal will want out also.”

They have already been told it will not be renewed and negotiations are ongoing with other kit manufacturers. This is Puma’s last year of the deal they signed.

Not everything is about how bad Arsenal are apparently run.

Mark S

Dear Adidas or Nike,

Please give us a decent kit for 2019-2020.

Peace and Love,

Arsenal Supporters

Marko

Rabiot just starred in CM for PSG who won the domestic French treble.He’s well within his rights to be pissed at getting overlooked for the French national team as it’s supposed to be merit based, which it clearly isn’t.

I seem to remember getting dogs abuse by you Charles when I argued Lacazette and Ben Yedder who both scored more than Giroud should have been called up because they merited a spot. I suppose at the time you weren’t looking to argue with gambon

Buckhurst Gun

“The German won’t be tolerated in the new setup if he doesn’t pull his weight, and the new head coach will pull him off if his fitness or effort levels are flagging. ”
The image in my head is Emery furiously tossing Özil off when he’s not putting the work in

did anybody else think that ? and if not , why not ? – please don’t let me be the only weird one today

Josip Skoblar

The kit looks so late 80s-early 90s… The worst time ever for football kits. 🙁

Marc

Buckhurst

Sorry mate on your own there!

Arsene's Nurse

Xhaka captain material? Pedders you are a wag.

Freddie Ljungberg

So, Lichtsteiner eh?

Could he be backup for Bellerin or does it mean that Bellerin is off and we’re getting him as a stop gap solution to free up funds elsewhere and use AMN as back up?

Interesting.

Sanmi

I see a partnership of xhaka and Niles in the midfield.

Like I said 2 days ago, xhaka is gonna be ever present in emery’s team.

Guns of SF

I like the away kit. Much better than the home kit.
The shorts are the only questionable piece but I am sure will get used to it.

Frankie Coffeecakes

Then its Puma’s parting gift to Arsenal, Receding Hairline – the everlasting gobstopper of a kit!

qna

Good post Pedro. Agree that we could get £50m for Ramsey. And if we need that to buy then we should sell. But we shouldn’t need to. We should be spending the money we have. We have more cash than any other big club in the world. I also agree with you on Ozil. You have hit the nail on the head. It’s not about what he can do. It’s about what he can’t do. He is an incredible footballer and he does things that few other players can do. But you can only afford a luxury like that if… Read more »

Frankie Coffeecakes

Apparently the third kit is an awful slime lime colour, if what i have seen posted is any indicator.

The bigger issue is not so much that Puma produced these monstrosities, but that anyone at Arsenal would actually approve them!

Sanmi

Here’s where we need players.

1. Get a new RB
2. One new CB,
3. Niles should start in Dm, xhaka should be the CM, RAMSEY and ozil should fight for AM.
4. We need a new LW.
5. We need a new Gk

Marko

If Xhaka remains an ever present next season we won’t remotely challenge for major honours. It’ll be a top4 challenge and that’s it. If he’s made captain that’ll be a travesty. Honestly making someone who’s struggled for the best part of two years captain would be a joke. A testament of our ambitions really

Frankie Coffeecakes

Clear cut, it was a foolish mistake to re-sign Ozil. Handicaps the club financially and his attitude is notorious for being weak at best. That money could have paid for three to five players who could have offered better attitudes and greater desire. To me, Ozil represents all that, in the end, defined Wenger and his socialist country club ways.

Marko

. Niles should start in Dm, xhaka should be the CM, RAMSEY and ozil should fight for AM

So do nothing to the worst arsenal midfield in 20 years

champagne charlie

“I seem to remember getting dogs abuse by you Charles when I argued Lacazette and Ben Yedder who both scored more than Giroud should have been called up because they merited a spot”

Yea because you ignored the blindingly obvious.

Giroud = 6’4 lump of a target man
Yedder = Frodo’s mate
Lacazette = Frodo’s ‘big’ mate.

Not in any way close to comparing Matuidi, Tolisso, Rabiot who are all similar stature, similar skillset. Rabiot has shat own both of those in terms of performances this season. So yea, as you were on that daft comparison.

Guns of SF

I liked Elmos response. The club would have taken too much of an image hit if Ozil was not resigned.
It was already looking stupid with the Alexis saga.
Im sure Ozils team milked this aspect in negotiations.

The more I think about Ozil the more pissed off I get.
He epitomizes Wenger. Over pay for loyalty and obedience no matter how shit you are.

a legacy that will not be forgotten- and hopefully never repeated

Receding Hairline

So, Lichtsteiner eh?

Would be an interesting one. 100% committed defender, comes in and helps out with the comedy show we entertain the premiership with in the name of defending.

James wood

Shirt looks a bit Primarky.
Shorts from the Adidas range 2008.
Socks looks like Wenger is modelling them.
( Seems to be creeping out the door in them )
Really does not help walking out on to
the pitch in them.
Very Zimbabwe 2nd division.?

Marko

Not in any way close to comparing Matuidi, Tolisso, Rabiot who are all similar stature, similar skillset. Rabiot has shat own both of those in terms of performances this season. So yea, as you were on that daft comparison.

Which is it merit based or based on their fucking size and weight?

TR7

Monreal should be our next captain, our most consistent performer.

alexanderhenry

Pedro My money’s on Ramsey staying. We won’t get anywhere near £50 million for him. It’s much more likely the club will cave in to his inevitably large wage demands. That’s what happens when you allow players to run down their contracts. Overall and on current form, Arsenal need a half a new starting XI if we’re honest about it. However, the burning question remains: can players like Xhaka, Ozil, Bellerin, Chambers and others improve significantly under our new coach? Also, can Unai bring on the youth. If they can, things become a lot simpler and- crucially for Arsenal Football… Read more »

Frankie Coffeecakes

Changes are needed for certain, but i dont honestly believe the club are half as bad as some are stating. The one tangible item that needs reminding is that although perceived to be poor players, they do have talent and they now have a manager/coach who can work with them to maximize their talent. If a player truly has talent then a decent coach can get it out of them. This much will be true – if a player remains poor then that is on the former manager who signed them as a poor talent (not a raw talent). If… Read more »

Relieable Sauce

Lichsteiner brings some pro-dirt to the team. I like it.

Did we offer them Ozil in exchange???

TR7

Deschamps is a bit of a cnut,looks more obsessed with throwing his weight around than ensuring France have the best possible squad. Rabiot is pure mustard, better than most midfielders in French squad.

Frankie Coffeecakes

I would have Petr Cech as Captain. If he is indeed carrying the #1 shirt then to me he is logical choice for Captain as he brings leadership and a wealth of experience, a stabilizing force.

I could be very wrong about Cech, but to me he is the logical choice.

TR7

Frankie, ideally Cech should not even start for us.

Marko

I would have Petr Cech as Captain. If he is indeed carrying the #1 shirt then to me he is logical choice for Captain as he brings leadership and a wealth of experience, a stabilizing force.

What? He’s absolutely shite and shouldn’t be anywhere near the starting 11

Guns of SF

A stable force- perhaps. Cech doesnt strike me as a vocal leader that much. Im always skeptical about a GK as the captain. On the pitch, its hard to see all the little nuances happening when you are so far away. Preferably a midfielder…
but Cech might be ok…. Just seem him being a really mellow dude.
I think we will need more of someone who is vocal and has a larger presence

TR7

David Ornstein has spoken –

Arsenal are working on a deal to sign Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer when the 34-year-old’s Juventus contract expires this summer. Lichtsteiner a long-term target who #AFC see adding experience/leadership to head coach Unai Emery’s squad #Juve #SUI

alexanderhenry

Frankie

That’s it in a nutshell.

For me, the ones to watch initially are Xhaka and Bellerin.

One can argue that Xhaka lacks certain attributes. He passes accurately but he looks hopelessly slow and can’t tackle. Can he be taught how to tackle, and could he play a deeper role perhaps and improve that way?
Bellerin looks like he does have the technique and pace, but to what extent is his goddamn awful positional play and overall decision making down to bad coaching ?

We’l find out soon enough.

China

Cech can’t wven do his job right. How can we ask him to lead others?

Serious question

Ishola70

If Emery makes Xhaka captain of the team what will the responses on here be like?

Obviously disgust from me.

I’ve noticed that Xhaka had begun to get a bit more vocal like when he screams fvck off at the top of his voice at the crowd when celebrating a goal with his team mates. I just thought that it was a case of not the best player trying to make amends by being seen as a character on the pitch and gaining fan approval that way.

Emery to make Xhaka captain would be appalling.

China

I’m all for 2 or 3 solid free transfers.

We need to beef out the squad a bit beyond just the first team and we should be focusing our resources towards the highest priority positions, ie the spine

But 2 or 3 additional solid freebies on short term contracts just to make up the numbers and add some useful experience can certainly help

Ishola70

Xhaka plays like a teenager and is immature.

Dickie think this over very carefully.

Ishola70

I doubt The Licht could play CM Charlie.

He’s a flank player. RB, RM. Probably never played CM his entire career.

It’s just a back-up signing for Bellerin and doesn’t really put pressure on Bellerin as The Licht has lost his legs pace over time and doesn’t feature too much now for 90 minutes so definitely not one to put real pressure on Bellerin for his first team place.

China

And yeah I also suspect a few of our shitter players do that extra loud shit just to try and endear themselves with the fans by looking like they care

Ozil even started doing it in the first half of last season. It’s like bro you play 50 games in a row and look disinterested when we do badly then one day you’re screaming fuck off at the opposition every 5 mins? He played the club a treat for that new contract

Guns of SF

China
Our bench is quickly overlooked. It is shit.
So yes, adding more to it would help…. quality.
What happens when Rambo gets injured for weeks or Jack?
Who steps in and fills that void? We hurt for creativity when that always happens.

champagne charlie

Marko I’m not sure why you’re being such a dense cunt about it, this is literally the 4th or 5th time trying to explain the bloody obvious. You’re doing an apples to oranges comparison. Deschamps likes a target man. Giroud is the only target man worthy on the French national team, so he gets a place. That simple. Lacazette and Yedder aren’t getting ahead of Giroud because they cannot perform the role of target man. They’d have been considered against Griezman if anything, and Griezmann is always getting the nod there. It’s nothing close to the same argument when comparing… Read more »

champagne charlie

“He’s a flank player. RB, RM. Probably never played CM his entire career.”

Definitely has played CM. Also, I didn’t say that’s where he’d play, I said CM at a push which was a nod to his tactical awareness and flexibility. He’d primarily be keeping Bellerin honest, as I in fact made clear.

Guns of SF

Anyone have an opinion on Golovin from CSKA. Its CSKA so might get a good deal for him…

I like the kid. He is 21 i think… lots of upside.
Im sure he would better Ozils stats already.

Oh, and when Mr Flu is out…. who is his cover? Mikki?
We do need some quality and creativity in our midfield and bench

Guns of SF

When Russia gets knocked out in the group stage, I say we take a look at him!lol

champagne charlie

You’re sure Golovin would better Ozils stats already?

😀

Ishola70

Really?

What season did the Licht play CM?

Guns of SF

Hi Charlie
Check his stats already…. granted its CSKA
The point is that he has a good upside and experience already.
He stood out to me in our tie with them a few months ago.

champagne charlie

Guns

Yea, no I’m actually ok on that one mate. Still wiping the tears away at the idea a 21 year old from the Russian league would come here and better Ozils input.

I appreciate a good giggle as much as the next guy, thanks for that.

Marko

Pleasant as always. Listen prick you’re saying Rabiot should have been called up based on merit and I said Lacazette or Ben Yedder should have been called up based on merit. Nothing about target men or size or any of that shite but the point is merit based. Fine because you always have to be right and be a cunt about everything you’re right Giroud target man was always going to be picked. Matuidi was also always going to be picked based on experience you dense prick how could you not see it. I mean I was dumb for questioning… Read more »

Receding Hairline

Please let’s not do this Xhaka thing again today. It has been flogged to death already.

Let the manager decide what he does with the squad he inherits

Ishola70

No sign of The Licht playing central midfield going back a decade on transfermarkt. That’s because he is a flank player and in fact would be unsuitable in the centre.

TR7

Giroud starts ahead of Laca and Yedder because Griezzman can play off him. He brings a lot of players in to play by using his body and link up play. Besides he has a good goalscoring record for France. Absolutely deserves to get picked.

Meanwhile Rabiot pisses over almost all the midfielders in France whichever way you look at him.

champagne charlie

Marko

I’m plenty pleasant, it’s you that sits nibbling at ankles over the same inane points. Read and absorb what’s written instead of ignoring what’s said and rehashing the same drivel.

You can’t work out how Yedder and Lacazette aren’t a a relevant comparison to Giroud, you’d rather try and narrow the argument and lump all strikers in the same pot. It’s been explained 5 times.

Rabiot has at least 2 players heading to the World Cup that offer the same he does, despite him being a mainstay in the PSG side that won the French treble.

Guns of SF

Golovin > Ozil
lol

Ishola70

Not only is The Licht a flank player who has hardly set foot in the centre of the pitch his entire career but also his legs are going and he has lost previous pace.

So at a push to play centre is really no chance at all. Zilch

Marko

One can’t give Bamford shit for saying Bernardo Silva was a CM and then say Lichtensteiner is or can or has played CM. He’s a RB RWB.

champagne charlie

Ishola

I’ve watched him play CM, so let be be really clear with how little I give a fuck that your stint on transfermarket.com came back with nothing. I’ve witnessed him slot in at CM for Switzerland a number of times, and I’ve honestly no clue what you’re trying to achieve with this dialogue.

qna

So if Lichtensteiner is in, it can only mean Bellerin is gone. My worry is that at his age he is bound to have injuries. Hopefully we also sign a young RB with potential that we can blood in his absence. I don’t see any young player in our squad that looks like he has the potential to go on to be an elite RB, so we will need Sven’s talents to identify and bring one in.

Ishola70

Charlie

The Licht will not be slotting into CM if he signs for Arsenal. Never. Ever.

Guns of SF

Licht is old.
He is cover only
Good thing we are working on improving the bench.
Bell puts in a lot of games over the years. I hope he is not due…. you know what i mean

Ishola70

qna
“So if Lichtensteiner is in, it can only mean Bellerin is gone”

No qna it means the opposite. Licht is very much a back-up signing for Bellerin.

If Licht signs it basically cements Bellerin as first team starter.

Licht struggles now to go 90 mins for consecutive games. He was a very physical player in his prime you see and all those rampaging runs down the flanks over the years has taken it’s toll him being 34 yo now.

Marko

I’m plenty pleasant, it’s you that sits nibbling at ankles over the same inane points. Read and absorb what’s written instead of ignoring what’s said and rehashing the same drivel. I did fuck face. Look back I was the one who literally made the point first about Lacazette on 18 goals or Ben Yedder on 21 goals should have been called up based on merit over Giroud m I know he prefers a target man but my point was they had better seasons than him and should have been called up. Then you chimed in with your usual dense cunt… Read more »

champagne charlie

“Giroud starts ahead of Laca and Yedder because Griezzman can play off him. He brings a lot of players in to play by using his body and link up play. Besides he has a good goalscoring record for France. Absolutely deserves to get picked. Meanwhile Rabiot pisses over almost all the midfielders in France whichever way you look at him.”

Ding ding ding….

Pay attention Marko

champagne charlie

Marko

Christ you’re so dense…

How on earth can Yedder/Laca be chosen ahead of Giroud “on merit” when the criteria for what they bring the side is totally different?

You’re making the case for a Makelele over a Zidane just because they’re both midfielders. One is polar opposite to the other. Seriously, grab the next 8 year old you see with a football and ask him to explain it to you.

Marko

Rabiot….He’s well within his rights to be pissed at getting overlooked for the French national team as it’s supposed to be merit based, which it clearly isn’t. Giroud 13 goals Lacazette 18 goals Ben Yedder 21 goals. Merit based? I suppose if Giroud scored 5 goals and Lacazette scored 50 it wouldn’t have mattered because he’s not tall enough. Probably not Girouds been getting less than 20 goals a season for a while now while Lacazette was on about 30+ until recently. Merit based of course You’re making the case for a Makelele over a Zidane just because they’re both… Read more »

Marc

Giroud was picked because he’s viewed as a better foil for Griezman, he also offers something different.

Leftsidesanch

Happy with a few smart, well thought out freebies that can add to depth and options

qna

Ishola. Possible, but Licht is a superior player to Bellerin. I don’t see him agreeing to join us to be his deputy.

Berg

Ramsay the most selfish player in our squad as Captain. That’s almost as good as championing Arteta as manager!!

champagne charlie

Can someone else explain to Marko how Yedder/Lacazette don’t compare to what Giroud brings the French national side?

I’ve done so about 6 times and he’s still waffling about goal returns for the season. I’m bored of it.

Guns of SF

Mikhi for team captain.
Midfielder- seems level headed…. experienced

Frankie Coffeecakes

I dont think there is an argument regarding whether Cech should even start, because he shouldn’t. However, he does bring leadership with him and is a man that articulates his thoughts well. Recall vack last season that during a post match interview he articulated his frustration calmly and his reasoning was equally well thought out. If we view things as they are today – again, as they are today – Cech for me, if he is a starter us a strong candidate for Captain. I will also concede this much – we haven’t a clue as to what goes on… Read more »

Ishola70

qna
“Possible, but Licht is a superior player to Bellerin. I don’t see him agreeing to join us to be his deputy.”

Sure he will. He’s 34yo now and leaving Juve on a free.

His legs have gone. He wouldn’t be capable to play a whole season as first team starter.

If he signs Arsenal will use him as an impact sub in short burst periods. If Bellerin goes down with injury for any length of real time they won’t put Licht as long term replacement but someone like AMN in there.

Licht will very much be a bench player.

gambon

If Cech is even first choice next season…let alone captain…..We are fucked.

Marko

Giroud was picked because he’s viewed as a better foil for Griezman, he also offers something different.

No I fully get that I’m just saying shouldn’t a striker who scores more goals be on the plane instead of one who scores less? No just me? Anyway I’m sure Matuidi is as merited as Giroud. He likes a certain type for sure

Guns of SF

MIKKI FOR Captain dammit

Freddie Ljungberg

We have a promising right back in the academy, was on the bench a couple of times last season. Jordi Osei-Tutu, 19 years old, 20 in october.

Like I said before, it’s possible that Bellerin either wants out or we’re anticipating a substantial bid for him.

If the circulated £35-40 mil is true I wouldn’t mind that added to the transfer pot and go with Licht, AMN and Jordi for a season.

Guns of SF

Jordi Alba

Ishola70

Freddie

You would have AMN as first team starter at RB then?

Seriously Licht would not be capable of going a season as first team starter. He wouldn’t be able to handle it physically now.

Thanos

CC
Yea because you ignored the blindingly obvious.Giroud = 6’4 lump of a target man
Yedder = Frodo’s mate
Lacazette = Frodo’s ‘big mate

This made me laugh

Thanos

We don’t have a second RB so Lichsteiner would be a great deputy for free.

Freddie Ljungberg

I would have Licht as the starter, the other 2 taking up the slack. Doesn’t mean he has to play every minute.

All speculation atm anyway, but it’s not that far fetched I think.

Vintage Gun

“Wilshere has put a post on Instagram that hints at leaving AFC.” “Cant help but think thats best for both Arsenal and JW.” Fully agree as Wilshere routinely appears leaden legged after the 60ish min mark during games and with Emery using language such as “Hard work-Pressing and sacrifice” Jacks body will crack by Autumn. Let Jack go. Maitland Niles can cover Jacks output in terms of what he can bring to the squad. Bring in Juventus veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner to fight with Bellerin for a year and Maitland Niles can be a backup Midfielder plus an emergency cover at… Read more »

Freddie Ljungberg

I would prefer to keep Bellerin and see what Emery can do with him btw, that’s just a possibility I see happening if we need to raise cash.

Ishola70

Can’t see it Freddie.

If Arsenal are really interested in Licht it is as back-up player and means Bellerin is going nowhere and retains his first team place.

Guns of Brixton

Miki captain? nah man

Captaincy between Rambo Xhaka or wilshere.

Not the best choices in the world but if Harry Kane is England’s Captain (how tf wasn’t it Henderson btw) then these lads can be the mustard

Marko

I mean it’s a bit of a let down no? I mean Lichtensteiner is alright and all but while we’re trying to sign him Liverpool are trying to sign Fekir United are trying to sign Fred. Liverpool signing Keita and Fekir as starters while we’re busy bringing in a back up RB? Or back up CM if you believe Charles

Dissenter

Not providing experienced back-up for a right back/RWB is tantamount to footballing malpractice.
Arsene Wenger did grave disservice to Hector Bellerin.
The lad plateaued and has been in free fall for the past 2 seasons.
Lichsteiner will provide very good competiton.
People forget that Guardiola tried to get Alves last summer before PSG lured him with the hint of Neymar coming over to Paris.

champagne charlie

“Or back up CM if you believe Charles”

It’s cute when you pathetically lash out after being made to look stoopid 🙂

You’re such an obvious latecomer to football with your outlook on transfers. Such a Fifa fanboy comparing transfers in terms of glitz to others. Arsenal need what Arsenal need, it’s really that simple.

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