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Re: James Maddison

Postby alexafc12 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:38 pm

Some Twitter pubbers saying we're in for him.

Ashley Young remains the priority
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Paddy » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:01 pm

very hold and cold

money could be spent better.
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Jimmy Skitz » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:30 pm

straight swap for Saka?
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Angelito » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:07 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:straight swap for Saka?


Hypothetically, if you did get Saka, how would you use him?

His best performances have come as a wing-back or a full-back. While, he'd be world class under a manager like Wenger or Klopp, but as a winger, he doesn't have the dribbling nor the creativity, yet.

The way you guys play, you'd be a lot better with Maddison than Saka. Now if Rodgers can improve his creativity, he'd be a different beast altogether.
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Jimmy Skitz » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:09 pm

Angelito wrote:
Jimmy Skitz wrote:straight swap for Saka?


Hypothetically, if you did get Saka, how would you use him?

His best performances have come as a wing-back or a full-back. While, he'd be world class under a manager like Wenger or Klopp, but as a winger, he doesn't have the dribbling nor the creativity, yet.

The way you guys play, you'd be a lot better with Maddison than Saka. Now if Rodgers can improve his creativity, he'd be a different beast altogether.

we have a gaping hole on our right wing, we don't have any.

Maddison, depends what formation we are playing if we stick with 343 then we don't have a place for him, he can only really play LW in that system and Barnes has to play for us, 4231 and then there is an obvious role but he needs to actually perform constantly, his defenders would cry injuries however
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Tony Adams » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:12 am

All these links with expensive CAMs makes me wonder if Arteta is going to 'do a Martinelli/Saliba' with Smith Rowe.
???/???
???/Chambers--White/Holding--Gabriel/Mari--Tierney/Tavares
Partey/Sambi--???/Azeez
Saka/Pepe--Smith Rowe/???--Aubameyang/Martinelli
Lacazette/???
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Re: James Maddison

Postby aniym » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:02 pm

Tony Adams wrote:All these links with expensive CAMs makes me wonder if Arteta is going to 'do a Martinelli/Saliba' with Smith Rowe.


ESR shouldn't be playing as much as he is though. He's young and has fitness issues, and shouldnt' be overplayed. Last season we had no choice but to use him constantly because the manager is clueless and relied on kids to finish 8th. .
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Re: James Maddison

Postby swipe right » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:12 pm

Tony Adams wrote:All these links with expensive CAMs makes me wonder if Arteta is going to 'do a Martinelli/Saliba' with Smith Rowe.

Arteta has never rated him. Only used him when he had no choice. Then shunted him wide for Odegard. ESR should bail on him and Arsenal.
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Angelito » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:06 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Angelito wrote:
Jimmy Skitz wrote:straight swap for Saka?


Hypothetically, if you did get Saka, how would you use him?

His best performances have come as a wing-back or a full-back. While, he'd be world class under a manager like Wenger or Klopp, but as a winger, he doesn't have the dribbling nor the creativity, yet.

The way you guys play, you'd be a lot better with Maddison than Saka. Now if Rodgers can improve his creativity, he'd be a different beast altogether.

we have a gaping hole on our right wing, we don't have any.

Maddison, depends what formation we are playing if we stick with 343 then we don't have a place for him, he can only really play LW in that system and Barnes has to play for us, 4231 and then there is an obvious role but he needs to actually perform constantly, his defenders would cry injuries however


Ah, ah. Fair point.


Tony Adams wrote:All these links with expensive CAMs makes me wonder if Arteta is going to 'do a Martinelli/Saliba' with Smith Rowe.


He won't. ESR is our only CAM. Saliba didn't get a chance to kick a ball here. Meanwhile, Arteta opted to use Willian, Saka, or Pepe on the flanks over Martinelli. He had other options. With ESR now, it's too late for a U-turn even if originally, he didn't seem to favor giving minutes to ESR.

We need a top CAM for two reasons specifically: ESR is too young and has fitness issues. While age isn't an issue for early birds like Cesc or Rooney, ESR isn't anywhere close to being at those levels as of now. Secondly, creativity is a major concern. Heading into a season with one youngster as a CAM would be pretty poor management.
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Callum » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:24 pm

good ebening
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Re: James Maddison

Postby EliteKiller » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:06 am

aniym wrote:
Tony Adams wrote:All these links with expensive CAMs makes me wonder if Arteta is going to 'do a Martinelli/Saliba' with Smith Rowe.


ESR shouldn't be playing as much as he is though. He's young and has fitness issues, and shouldnt' be overplayed. Last season we had no choice but to use him constantly because the manager is clueless and relied on kids to finish 8th. .



ESR is refusing to sign a contract - he wants a better club ... just think about that
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Alexis » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:40 am

EliteKiller wrote:
aniym wrote:
Tony Adams wrote:All these links with expensive CAMs makes me wonder if Arteta is going to 'do a Martinelli/Saliba' with Smith Rowe.


ESR shouldn't be playing as much as he is though. He's young and has fitness issues, and shouldnt' be overplayed. Last season we had no choice but to use him constantly because the manager is clueless and relied on kids to finish 8th. .



ESR is refusing to sign a contract - he wants a better club ... just think about that


I'm thinking you are clueless. They just need to get few things sorted. ESR will extend.
The kid bleeds arsenal and even rejected Barca couple of years ago coz he wanted to wear the shirt and play for the club.
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Re: James Maddison

Postby VCC » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:23 am

Alexis wrote:
EliteKiller wrote:
aniym wrote:
Tony Adams wrote:All these links with expensive CAMs makes me wonder if Arteta is going to 'do a Martinelli/Saliba' with Smith Rowe.


ESR shouldn't be playing as much as he is though. He's young and has fitness issues, and shouldnt' be overplayed. Last season we had no choice but to use him constantly because the manager is clueless and relied on kids to finish 8th. .



ESR is refusing to sign a contract - he wants a better club ... just think about that


I'm thinking you are clueless. They just need to get few things sorted. ESR will extend.
The kid bleeds arsenal and even rejected Barca couple of years ago coz he wanted to wear the shirt and play for the club.

Once the job sinks in and his loved club does not progress at his rate he will leave.
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Ach » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:18 pm

Arsenal have identified Leicester City midfielder James Maddison as a transfer target - according to Football London.

The Gunners have made signing the 24-year-old their top priority this summer, but the Foxes will demand £60 million ($83m) for a prized asset.

Maddison is seen as the ideal man to plug a creative hole for Arsenal, who have seen Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos return to Real Madrid after respective loan spells at Emirates Stadium.
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Re: James Maddison

Postby Tony Adams » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:30 pm

Just sign bissouma ffs
???/???
???/Chambers--White/Holding--Gabriel/Mari--Tierney/Tavares
Partey/Sambi--???/Azeez
Saka/Pepe--Smith Rowe/???--Aubameyang/Martinelli
Lacazette/???
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