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danielson116 495 pts

Wenger In....

Posted by danielson116 4 months ago · 20 replies

Think we all know what happened by now, but for everyone living under a rock, Wenger just signed a 2-year extension. Any thoughts? Personally, I've been Wenger out for most of this year, but with the 3-4-3 switch working I feel hopeful for next year (even though this same pattern of hopefulness happens every year....).

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 3,693 pts
Posted 4 months ago by THE POLICE

Without a strong reinforcement in Attack, we don't challenge for the Title and will end up as also ran-ins...

Giroud, Wellbeck, Perez seems good as a backup, but not a talisman we want to lead our attack next season...

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 3,693 pts
Posted 4 months ago by THE POLICE

Opta Stats

790 - Arsene Wenger has taken charge of 790 Premier League games as a manager; only Sir Alex Ferguson has managed more (810). Longevity.

Mate Kiddleton 1,415 pts
Posted 4 months ago by Mate Kiddleton

Would rather Wenger have left on a high, but looks like the club have the management skills of a chromosome deficient jizz-monkey, and not planned for a successor.

Pros: Looks like Wenger can actually change up his tactics and has finally found a formation that harnesses the best aspects from his personnel. This enables him to actually play most of his best players and not have them playing out of position. Ox improving each game. Ramsey starting to look good again. Ozil and Sanchez more likely to stay on now that Wenger is continuing.

Cons: Wenger's points tally each season is consistently not high enough to win the league, unless everyone else also falters. There is no sign he can change this either. Will not spend overspend to get that one or two marquee signing(s) we need up top. Cazorla still out.

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 4,236 pts
Posted 4 months ago by Gunner

Wenger is planning on selling 9 players in the summer including Coquelin, Wilshere, Szczesny, Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Perez, Yaya Sanogo, and Ospina.

Just to get more funds for the summer.

danielson116 495 pts
Posted 4 months ago by danielson116

Gibbs: Doubt it

With Kolasinac coming in as a fresh LM/LWB, Gibbs' role is going to be pretty overshadowed. He was already frustrated at the end of the season, so I wouldn't be surprised if he left.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 3,693 pts
Posted 4 months ago by THE POLICE

With Kolasinac coming in as a fresh LM/LWB, Gibbs' role is going to be pretty overshadowed. He was already frustrated at the end of the season, so I wouldn't be surprised if he left.

how about Monreal leaving and Gibbs staying..?

Giroud
Is it though
THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 3,693 pts
Posted 4 months ago by THE POLICE

Wenger is planning on selling 9 players in the summer including Coquelin, Wilshere, Szczesny, Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Perez, Yaya Sanogo, and Ospina.Just to get more funds for the summer.

you can't expect such a huge transfer haul from Wenger, like how Pep is doing at ManCity now..

But certain players will leave... Debuchy, Jenkinson, Ospina, Giibs/Monreal and may be Perez...

Giroud
Is it though
Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 4,236 pts
Posted 4 months ago by Gunner

I'd rather keep Moreal than Gibbs because he is more versatile, consistent, and less injury prone.

danielson116 495 pts
Posted 4 months ago by danielson116

how about Monreal leaving and Gibbs staying..?

i'd keep monreal because he's playing more of a LCB role instead of a LB, and he's adapting to it well, like how azpi adapted at Chelsea.

Little niggle
Little bit niggle
Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,222 pts
Posted 4 months ago by Ix Techau

If we keep playing the 3-4-3 we shouldn't get rid of either of them. We need 5-6 centre-backs in the squad to deploy a 3-4-3. Monreal is one of those 5-6 CBs, if needed.

CBs:

  • Koscielny
  • Mustafi
  • Holding
  • Mertesacker
  • Monreal
  • Gabriel

LWBs:

  • Gibbs
  • Kolasinac

RWBs:

  • Bellerin
  • Ox

It all works out fine with both Gibbs and Nacho staying.

Mate Kiddleton 1,415 pts
Posted 4 months ago by Mate Kiddleton

in that case, we may need to bring in another quality CB ???

Not necessarily, Chambers is coming back and there is also Bielik coming through. Ball playing centre backs will suit a 3-at-the-back system.

danielson116 495 pts
Posted 4 months ago by danielson116

Yeah I mean we currently have 8 capable centre-backs at the club, I think we'll be fine in that department.

I think a true striker is a bigger priority but I wouldn't mind bringing in someone experienced in CB as well

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 4,236 pts
Posted 4 months ago by Gunner

Onyekuru is a good option but is unproven. Could be the unexpected rise to fame.

I'm realizing Nigeria are exporting a lot of talented youngsters: Iwobi, Iheanacho, Nwakali, Onyekuru, Ndidi, even Ahmed Musa.

Eboue
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