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VA10 Football God 4,805 pts

The Almighty 2015 Summer Transfer Window Thread

Posted by VA10 over 4 years ago · 476 replies

I know it's too early but I've just had a brilliant idea of an ideal Summer transfer window so I opened the thread, sue me.

So the news is we'll have 50 million quid for the Summer, here's what I'd do:

  • 10 million for Cech, he's the kind of a goalkeeper that wins you trophies
  • 40 million for Reus, love the guy
  • Khedira on a free.

Boom cancel the transfer window we've won it.

Still can't pull off a list on this contraption...

476 Comments

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Ix Techau

Is there any reason that's acceptable why Wenger's post shouldn't be under threat if we finish 10 points behind City thus fail to challenge?

Let's see where we are in January. The stubbornness is getting tiring, but Wenger does have two FA Cup trophies in the last two years so he's obviously doing something right.

With Man City and Chelsea making the Premier League their own competition, and then Man Utd and Liverpool throwing cash around as if they won a lottery, it's unrealistic to think that we should be automatically fighting for the title. There are four tiers of quality in the Premier League:

  1. Man City and Chelsea
  2. Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd
  3. Most other teams
  4. Three or four guaranteed relegation candidates

It's going to take a long time to upset that balance. And until we do, we'll be fighting for third or second place, at best.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Morleys

Anyone who is unhappy with Alexis is a fucking idiot. I'm just saying I think Reus on the left & Alexis on the right would be even better and a whole lot more beneficial to the entire team.

It would be beautiful.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Morleys

Left seems to be best for Alexis though...

We're the first club where he's really played there. He's too good of a player to be limited to one side. he's just as effective on the right as the left imo

Omglol 3,323 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Omglol

I just asked if anyone else noticed he look bit sluggish. Look where you people went from there.

I would squirt a bucket full of gold if our forward line was Reus-Giroud-Alexis with Ozil pulling the strings behind them.

And if Theo stay( he should) Reus/Alexis/Theo when we need to destroy team with pace !

AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by AWassist

I hope he stays fit, Second season of our players scare me. Santi, Poldi, Giroud, Ozil, Nacho, Jack, Serge had something in common. Ramsey had a Brilliant season and then he got married. I hope Alexis stays fit, i dont care how many goals he would score, his work rate and space he creates for others is just out of the park, i hope he keeps doing that for us.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by VA10

Ramsey became too selfish. He needs to go back to playing simple football. Ozil would have had a brace against Liverpool if he had done what was required when he was 1v1.

Patron Experiences frequent chest pains from watching Arsenal 5 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Patron

Ozil would have had a brace against Liverpool if he had done what was required when he was 1v1.

If Ramsey had squared it to Özil in the first place, the sequence of events that would proceed after would've been different. Özil probably wouldn't have scored from a free kick since we probably wouldn't have gotten a foul in the first place.

I know this was a weird post, it's just what I instantly think when people say things like that. Not that I have any issues with it.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by VA10

Point is he had to pass it. If that's Chelsea, we get punished. Actually Liverpool nearly punished us for that (thank fuck for Markovic's shitty pass). No place for stupidity like that, Jack did the same against United at the Emirates and we got punished for it.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by VA10

Klopp has confirmed he'll leave Dortmund in the Summer and also said he isn't looking planning to take a year off. He's City bound if you ask me. All I want now is Arsenal to sign Reus. He can't join City.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Ix Techau

Klopp has confirmed he'll leave Dortmund in the Summer and also said he isn't looking planning to take a year off. He's City bound if you ask me. All I want now is Arsenal to sign Reus. He can't join City.

His reputation exceeds his talent, but still Man City is the only logical option. Van Gaal will get at least another year, Mourinho won't leave Chelsea until he wins a Champions League trophy with them, Ancelotti is doing great at Real Madrid, Guardiola has god status at Bayern...Barca probably want to continue promoting from within.

The only other option than Man City is one tier below, which would be Liverpool, Atletico, an Italian team (take your pick, Jurgen - you won't be there for long regardless of how you perform in that corrupt shithole of a country). Maybe even Spurs.

I still think his true talent lies somewhere in the mid-table Premier League range. Great motivator and lots of cool guy image, but hardly a great tactician.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Morleys

Klopp must be a shoe-in for City now. Which only heightens the chances of getting Simeone/Guardiola at Arsenal. Which either way would be fantastic, regardless of my distaste for Pep a little bit; he's still a phenomenal manager whose tactically ahead of pretty much everyone on the planet.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Ix Techau

he's still a phenomenal manager whose tactically ahead of pretty much everyone on the planet.

Gah, no thanks. Completely untested on non-perfect squads, was only ever tactically relevant when tiki-taka was the dominant force in football for a short period. He's similar to Van Gaal in that he tries different positions for players and if they happen to play well he is hailed as a genius.

I wouldn't want to find out the hard way what happens to Guardiola if he actually has to build a team and adapt to players who aren't already fantastic.

AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by AWassist

Klopp must be a shoe-in for City now. Which only heightens the chances of getting Simeone/Guardiola at Arsenal. Which either way would be fantastic, regardless of my distaste for Pep a little bit; he's still a phenomenal manager whose tactically ahead of pretty much everyone on the planet.

Wenger = 2xKlopp in 19years at help AW never had Arsenal in this position with Equal number of injuries and limited finances.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Morleys

Comparing Guardiola to Van Gaal is a bit of an insult to Pep. As I said I'm not his biggest fan but I doubt you'd find a more dedicated manager in football.

He's completely adapted to Bayern now, he even said he hates the term tiki taka and would never want his team to pass the ball for the sake of passing it.

He also inherited a Barca squad that was winning fuck all iirc with Madrid dominating the league for years. Barca fans were unhappy with the Iniesta-Xavi partnership and Pep made it work.

I fucking despise Barcelona, but he made them into one of the best teams I've ever seen. Heynkes (fuck knows how to spell it) was a better manager of Bayern than Pep was imo, but he is still merking it.

I would like Arsenal to be Pep's first 'real' challenge, and if it fails then it would still be successful regardless; probably as successful as Arsene/Simeone would be.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Morleys

The only questionable thing regarding Pep for me is his transfer history. But again you have to ask yourself how much influence he's been able to have on the in's/out's at Barca and of course at Bayern.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted over 4 years ago by Ix Techau

The only questionable thing regarding Pep for me is his transfer history. But again you have to ask yourself how much influence he's been able to have on the in's/out's at Barca and of course at Bayern.

How is that the only questionable thing? He literally has zero experience of non-world class teams. He took over a Barca squad that was just entering the start of its peak, with a young Messi bailing them out of trouble on a weekly basis. Take Messi out of it and Guardiola's career would have been drastically different.

He then took over the most well-balanced world class teams in recent history - Heynckes Bayern.

Neither of these two jobs have prepared him for a stint at Arsenal. He would destroy this club. He would unsuccessfully experiment with formations and players out of position like Van Gaal, and he would transform the club too rapidly from what Wenger has built.

We can't just praise him for every positive and then shift blame for anything negative. Guardiola was just as much in control of transfers as he was of tactics. This is a manager who bought Chygrynsky for about £23m, had him for less than a year and then sold him back to his club for a £5m loss.

I don't want that at Arsenal.

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