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They will swap Ramsey for cesc in January just to generate millions of clicks.
2019 wishlist: Alex grimaldo and Jonathan tah
Keep this up for another 8 months.
Xhaka is a disgrace.
All 5 of the summer acquisitions should be starting. Move Bellerin to the wing so his brainfarts on defense aren't quite as costly.
Mkhitarayan, Ozil, Rambo, Bellerin, Lacazette, Auba, and Iwobi can compete for those 5 attacking spots. There is more than enough to accomodate all of these players, since they are clearly expected to be active in pressing up the pitch, so it's great to have depth.
But most important is to get Xhaka off the pitch. Let him engage in his over-aggressive nonsense in League Cup games or something. And sell at first opportunity. I would rather an academy player take his spot. Dreadful.
No last minute panic buys!
But it's been the obvious first step (that Wenger never took) in fixing the issues this team has had for the last 13 years.
Had Wenger bothered to sign a legitimate defensive midfielder, he would have been lauded by even the most Wenger skeptic fans. Not that it matters, since discussion of counter factual scenarios is totally irrelevant to anything.
signed by Arsene, people would have made big noise around......
What is that supposed to even mean? Wenger never ever would have signed a defensive midfielder.
Transfer business is essentially over, and the world cup hasn't even ended yet. This is the approach I've wanted them to take to some transfers.
If something too good to pass up falls into their lap, or they receive a crazy offer to sell a player they can reopen transfer business.
They have acted decisively to add steel to the spine, and now it is up to the big names up front to start capitalizing on this improved foundation.
So far, I'm very happy with the post Wenger era.
Such decisiveness in transfer market. I hope this same attitude is reflected on the pitch.
The approach to transfer has been miles better than the past 10+years. Torreira is the best business they have done in a long time, i especially appreciate the no nonsense approach of getting it done promptly.
Assuming torreira and sokratis don't fall through, all they really need is a new keeper and they can sit back and base any remaining transfer business in opportunities for a bargain buy or massive sale.
Hopefully they show as much direction and initiative in the pitch as they have in the early transfer market.
Finally getting excited about arsenal again!