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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Zedie » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:23 pm

swipe right wrote:To be fair, he matured and stepped it up in the last few years. He looks leaner, sharper and a much better player than the one we saw in the youth team. At a very critical time, he chose to go on a bad loan, then came back injured and overweight. When he left us no one predicted this meteoric rise.


Yes they did. He killed it at the Olympics and immediately started making big moves for his new club.

He showed loads of talent with us but because he wasnt the finished article at 18, people jumped on him. Typical behaviour from a sub section of fans that cant look past the last performance.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Dejan » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:56 pm

Tbf i doubt he is that good now.

Still better than iwobi tho

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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Zedie » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:58 pm

Dejan wrote:Tbf i doubt he is that good now.

Still better than iwobi tho

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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Angelito » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:59 pm

Tony_Adams wrote:
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How much did we sell him for and how much is he worth now?

Also, imagine a front three of him and Auba either side of Laca up front! :goal:


Well, per Transfermarkt, we sold him for €5m and he's worth €60m now.

10 goals and 7 assists in BuLi this season. He's definitely worth £35-45m right now.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Power n Glory » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:03 pm

Zedie wrote:
swipe right wrote:To be fair, he matured and stepped it up in the last few years. He looks leaner, sharper and a much better player than the one we saw in the youth team. At a very critical time, he chose to go on a bad loan, then came back injured and overweight. When he left us no one predicted this meteoric rise.


Yes they did. He killed it at the Olympics and immediately started making big moves for his new club.

He showed loads of talent with us but because he wasnt the finished article at 18, people jumped on him. Typical behaviour from a sub section of fans that cant look past the last performance.


The players transitioning from the youth set up to the first team need extra support from the fans. They're going to have flaws in their game but they need the right sort of environment to learn from their mistakes. During the Project Youth years, we were searching out the very best young players with high potential projections and not one reached the heights expected of them except Cesc. But I would argue Cesc is a product of Barcelona's youth system.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Zedie » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:12 pm

Power n Glory wrote:
Zedie wrote:
swipe right wrote:To be fair, he matured and stepped it up in the last few years. He looks leaner, sharper and a much better player than the one we saw in the youth team. At a very critical time, he chose to go on a bad loan, then came back injured and overweight. When he left us no one predicted this meteoric rise.


Yes they did. He killed it at the Olympics and immediately started making big moves for his new club.

He showed loads of talent with us but because he wasnt the finished article at 18, people jumped on him. Typical behaviour from a sub section of fans that cant look past the last performance.


The players transitioning from the youth set up to the first team need extra support from the fans. They're going to have flaws in their game but they need the right sort of environment to learn from their mistakes. During the Project Youth years, we were searching out the very best young players with high potential projections and not one reached the heights expected of them except Cesc. But I would argue Cesc is a product of Barcelona's youth system.


Cesc slotted into a team that could cover his mistakes and allow him space to flourish.

Years later that team had been stripped down (tbf he was here when the stripping stepped up). He was an exceptional talent and it's difficult for most youngsters to recreate it. Even still, the environment since Cesc has been toxic for kids learning in the first team tbf.

They're played too much and not eased in if they have talent due to a thin squad and then when they inevitable struggle, people pile in. Its nuts how they are expected to turn out the same output as seasoned players in their prime.

Too much pressure is put on most of them and they end up leaving in order to get some actual backing.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Power n Glory » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:28 pm

Zedie wrote:
Power n Glory wrote:
Zedie wrote:
swipe right wrote:To be fair, he matured and stepped it up in the last few years. He looks leaner, sharper and a much better player than the one we saw in the youth team. At a very critical time, he chose to go on a bad loan, then came back injured and overweight. When he left us no one predicted this meteoric rise.


Yes they did. He killed it at the Olympics and immediately started making big moves for his new club.

He showed loads of talent with us but because he wasnt the finished article at 18, people jumped on him. Typical behaviour from a sub section of fans that cant look past the last performance.


The players transitioning from the youth set up to the first team need extra support from the fans. They're going to have flaws in their game but they need the right sort of environment to learn from their mistakes. During the Project Youth years, we were searching out the very best young players with high potential projections and not one reached the heights expected of them except Cesc. But I would argue Cesc is a product of Barcelona's youth system.


Cesc slotted into a team that could cover his mistakes and allow him space to flourish.

Years later that team had been stripped down (tbf he was here when the stripping stepped up). He was an exceptional talent and it's difficult for most youngsters to recreate it. Even still, the environment since Cesc has been toxic for kids learning in the first team tbf.

They're played too much and not eased in if they have talent due to a thin squad and then when they inevitable struggle, people pile in. Its nuts how they are expected to turn out the same output as seasoned players in their prime.

Too much pressure is put on most of them and they end up leaving in order to get some actual backing.


True. Cesc played with the Invicibles for a few seasons at least but by the time we had stripped all that away he was given the captains armband and he was expected to lead a team whilst still learning his craft. Instead of teaching him defensive discipline and that side of the game where he could have been a more well rounded CM, Wenger moved him further forward and had him focusing on attack and scoring goals. Similar to the sort of coaching Ramsey received where a CM is given license to abandon their defensive duties and encourages reckless movement.

Cesc coped well under the circumstances but we've seen many shuttled into an unfamiliar position that they struggle to adapt to but are harshly judged by the fans. Happens too often.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:42 pm

Always rated him.

Still fvcked off about this, knew he would blow up.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Santi » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:19 pm

Only annoying thing is how cheap we let him go for.


Much more annoying transfer misses/fails on the Wenger list. Chief ones being Goatnaldo and that Belgian w***er who arse raped us in the EL
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Tony_Adams » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:18 pm

Ibrahimovic is the one that annoys me. Then I remind myself that Wenger would have probably played him as a winger 'for his development'.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Angelito » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:49 pm

Santi wrote:Only annoying thing is how cheap we let him go for.


Much more annoying transfer misses/fails on the Wenger list. Chief ones being Goatnaldo and that Belgian w***er who arse raped us in the EL


None Wenger's fault though.

We were priced out on both occasions.

Ibra was the one where we messed up. As in, we could have signed him if we wanted. Yaya Toure too.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Tony_Adams » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:20 am

Two players we should have signed:

Drogba and Kompany.

Both were reported to want to come to us when they first came to England to play.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Power n Glory » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:14 am

The mistakes from Wenger haven't gone unnoticed he's still without a job.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby Angelito » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:38 am

Tony_Adams wrote:Two players we should have signed:

Drogba and Kompany.

Both were reported to want to come to us when they first came to England to play.


I don't know about Drogba. But Kompany was offered around £150k by City as wages even if the transfer fee was low. Yes, that's a decade ago.

A lot of time, we simply didn't have the money.

We should really understand that.
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Re: Serge Gnabry

Postby swipe right » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:26 am

The amount of nonsense people on this forum talk is unbelievable.
Ibra - came around for a trial as a kid when we had prime Henry, Wiltord and Kanu in the team. There is no way he was ever going to be a first team player that year.
Yaya - did not get a visa
Hazard - we could not pay his 24M transfer value when our record signing was Arshavin at half that.
Gnabry - messed up those two seasons when he was being watched for first team opportunities. His agent chose west brom despite the club being against it, he got injured and put on weight. It was only when he went for the olympics that he blew up at which point he refused to sign a new deal.

Please stop rewriting history to your convenience.
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