The Wish List

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Re: The Wish List

Postby Callum » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:42 pm

Tony Adams wrote:^ i like this, not sure about willock or nelson but that CM pairing is awesome!

I'm not hugely sold on either of them, but I feel like there's a lot of players in the midfield who'll be leaving in the summer, or players I'd be happy to see leave—Ceballos, Elneny, Torreira, Guendouzi. I hope Willock has a good rest of the season with Newcastle and can offer more as a squad player in 2021/22.

I'd keep Nelson simply because I'm desperate to see Willian go instead.
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Tony Adams » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:59 pm

LOL fair enough!
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Yago » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:01 pm

Bissouma is too limited, Xhaka needs to be sold.
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Tony Adams » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:32 am

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I'd keep Luiz and Willian as squad players and offer them player/coaching roles. With young CBs Luiz might be needed. I'd also promote Azeez and Balogun as back up.

Out
Chambers
Holding
Elneny
Torreira
Xhaka
Willock
Nelson
Nketiah

In
Kossounou
Bertrand (season loan if possible)
Bissouma
Soumare
Odegaard (extend loan for next season)
Edouard
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Re: The Wish List

Postby KG3 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:00 am

Tony Adams wrote:Image

I'd keep Luiz and Willian as squad players and offer them player/coaching roles. With young CBs Luiz might be needed. I'd also promote Azeez and Balogun as back up.

Out
Chambers
Holding
Elneny
Torreira
Xhaka
Willock
Nelson
Nketiah

In
Kossounou
Bertrand (season loan if possible)
Bissouma
Soumare
Odegaard (extend loan for next season)
Edouard


That team would struggle for top 6
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Tony Adams » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:43 am

^ cheers mate, lol
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Callum » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:22 pm

In

Martin ØDEGAARD — Real Madrid — £40m
Yves BISSOUMA — Brighton — £35m
Max AARONS — Norwich City — £25m
Odsonne EDOUARD — Celtic — £20m
Mat RYAN — Brighton — £3m
Tyrick MITCHELL — Crystal Palace — Free
William SALIBA — Loan return
Joe WILLOCK — Loan return

£123m

Out

Hector BELLERIN — £25m
Ainsley MAITLAND-NILES — £20m
Alexandre LACAZETTE — £15m
Lucas TORREIRA — £15m
Eddie NKETIAH — £12m
Matteo GUENDOUZI — £10m
Konstantinos MAVROPANOS — £10m
Mohamed ELNENY — £8m
Calum CHAMBERS — £5m
Sead KOLASINAC — £2m
Rúnar Alex RUNARSSON — £1m
David LUIZ — End of contract
Dani CEBALLOS — End of loan
Reiss NELSON — Loan

£123m

Key points

— This wish list is formed under the presumption that we have no European football next season, so are therefore we are heavily reliant on player sale income in order to spend, and that we do not need as large a squad as we do now due to less games in 2021/22.
— Some priority is given to signing homegrown players (e.g. Aarons, Mitchell) as a number of our existing homegrown talent is up for sale (e.g. Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah, Chambers).
— I've also assumed in this scenario certain conditions such as Willian not wanting to leave/ Arteta not wanting to sell, a new contract for Balogun to be agreed, and Saliba to be integrated into the squad in place of David Luiz.
— All players with one year left on their contract are to be sold, including Lacazette, Nketiah, and Guendouzi.

Formation

LENO
Ryan

AARONS — HOLDING — MARI — TIERNEY (vc)
Cedric — Saliba — Gabriel — Mitchell

PARTEY — BISSOUMA
Willock/ Azeez — Xhaka

SAKA — ØDEGAARD — PEPE
Willian — Smith Rowe — Martinelli

AUBAMEYANG (c)
Edouard/ Balogun


2021/22 Arsenal

Goalkeepers

1. Bernd LENO
13. Mat RYAN
53. Arthur OKONKWO (U21)

Defenders

2. Max AARONS (HG)
3. Kieran TIERNEY (vc)
4. William SALIBA (U21)
6. GABRIEL Magalhães
16. Rob HOLDING (HG)
17. CEDRIC
22. Pablo MARI
27. Tyrick MITCHELL (HG)

Midfielders

5. Thomas PARTEY
8. Yves BISSOUMA
10. Emile SMITH ROWE (U21)
11. Martin ØDEGAARD
15. Miguel AZEEZ (U21)
28. Joe WILLOCK (HG)
34. Granit XHAKA

Forwards

7. Bukayo SAKA (U21)
9. Odsonne EDOUARD
12. WILLIAN
14. Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (c)
18. Gabriel MARTINELLI (U21)
19. Nicolas PEPE
21. Folarin BALOGUN (U21)
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Santi » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:44 pm

Odegaard for 40m feels like a waste. Give me houssem 60m
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Callum » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:45 pm

Santi wrote:Odegaard for 40m feels like a waste. Give me houssem 60m

I'd be delighted with either.
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Re: The Wish List

Postby ESR10 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:46 pm

^ I like it, would only sell Willock as well as I don't think he will make it as an Arsenal player.

Buy a young unknown player a la Guendouzi instead or Cottrell or Smith could make the jump into the first team instead.
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Callum » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:52 pm

ESR10 wrote:^ I like it, would only sell Willock as well as I don't think he will make it as an Arsenal player.

Buy a young unknown player a la Guendouzi instead or Cottrell or Smith could make the jump into the first team instead.

I'd be fine selling Willock but I'm expecting a lot of churn in the midfield this summer anyway—Ceballos, Guendouzi, Torreira, Elneny.
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Re: The Wish List

Postby ESR10 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:40 pm

Callum wrote:
ESR10 wrote:^ I like it, would only sell Willock as well as I don't think he will make it as an Arsenal player.

Buy a young unknown player a la Guendouzi instead or Cottrell or Smith could make the jump into the first team instead.

I'd be fine selling Willock but I'm expecting a lot of churn in the midfield this summer anyway—Ceballos, Guendouzi, Torreira, Elneny.

Yes, as none of them are good enough for different reasons.
I think selling all of them plus Willock makes sense. The central midfield has been one of our weakest areas for about 5 years (since Santi and Coq) and we need some fresh blood there helping Partey to dominate it again.
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Re: The Wish List

Postby CrimsonGunner11 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:30 pm

Would not mind Callums squad but I have one issue with it. Relying on Aubameyang as the first choice striker next season would be a mistake IMO. I haven’t seen Edouard yet but if he isn’t better than Aubameyang in the striker role, then I’d look to invest in someone who is.

Would have given the spot to Martinelli but his recent injury record has me concerned

EDIT: I would also terminate Willians contract if I could and, instead of sending Nelson out on loan, keep him. Any loss from ending Willians contract early would be worth more than the temptation Arteta will have to play Willian whenever he’s available for a game
Leno
(Runarsson/Macey)
Bellerin Saliba Gabriel Tierney
(Cedric/Niles) (Holding/Mustafi) (Mari/Sokratis) (Kolasinac/Bola)
Xhaka
(Elneny/Luiz)
Partey —- Ceballos
(Torreira/Matteo) --- (Ozil/Willock)
Pepe -------------------- Auba(c)
(Willian/ESR) -------------------- (Saka/Nelson)
Lacazette
(Martinelli/Nketiah)


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Re: The Wish List

Postby Callum » Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:38 am

CrimsonGunner11 wrote:Would not mind Callums squad but I have one issue with it. Relying on Aubameyang as the first choice striker next season would be a mistake IMO. I haven’t seen Edouard yet but if he isn’t better than Aubameyang in the striker role, then I’d look to invest in someone who is.

I think between Aubameyang and Edouard we'd have two very good striking options next season. The former is our captain and most potent goal threat, so I've no issues labelling him as first choice for now in this scenario.
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Re: The Wish List

Postby Angelito » Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:04 pm

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It's time.
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