Happy Gooner! New Signing Arrived, do we need more and what do we do with what we have? by SOH
Now we have signed Mohammed Elneny from FC Basle for about 5m rising to 7.5m, who else do we go for or do we need more?
With Coquelin, Santi and Jack back we would have a midfield 7 (rotational) of these 3 playing alongside Elnenny, Rambo, Flamini & Chambers. Calum in there too as he will be taking Flamini’s place for next season and will be vital cover until our injuries are back. Not a bad midfield base to have!
I know Santi is injured but when he is back I believe he will cover that no10 role when Mesut needs a break. Plus for next season young Reine-Adelaide will be coming through so I doubt another no10 will be bought, Jack can also play there so plenty of options when fit!
Defensively we are pretty good at the back barring one or two movements maybe happening between now and September. Apparently Debuchy will be loaned now in Jan, so who covers Hector? Jenko is at WH so do we call him back? Or is it Chambers?, but is Le Prof not trying CB/DM? At LB we are good with Monreal as Gibbs isn’t going to push him out of that position anytime soon. As long as Gibbs gets his head right he is good enough to cover at least for Arsenal.
The Centre-back position is a really hard one as Per annoys the hell out of me, but can we play Gabriel/Boss alongside each other without leaving ourselves very exposed as they both like to push on. One would need to learn to sit back, and that has to be Gabriel as Boss going forward is a huge weapon that is great to have! If he learns how to do Per’s job to cover Boss then he has to start… he has the speed, power and aggression needed for back there. We could do with another CB in the summer but Hayden is back so wonder what Wenger will do with him?
Cech – Need i say anymore!! Greatness…
That leaves our attacking 3positions to fill and have cover for, we actually have quite a bit when you look at loans etc coming back.
LW ST RW
LW – Sanchez – cover – Walcott, Iwobi
ST – Giroud – cover – Welbeck, Akpom
RW – Campbell – cover – The Ox, Gnabry, Wellington Silva
Now where do you fit everyone as we need a new attacker? Aubameyang has been mentioned and I would love it, but I seriously doubt anything will be coming from that. In saying that, what do we do with the rest as they all cant play? Some are not good enough in my opinion and need loaned out or sold to spare up space, and that’s nearly all the cover we have bar Walcott and Welbeck!. Campbell or Giroud would be good cover for any new attacker coming in would they not?
Who do you think we need to sign, who do you think we will actually sign, and what do we do with the youngsters and oldt-imers of the team who are not cutting it anymore?
There is a lot for the club to be happy about at this moment in time;
• 1st in the League
• UCL last 16 v Barcelona
• Great Stadium with No debts
• Training Facilities – One of best in Europe
• Our Youth Academy
• 4 Trophies added in 2 years (Community Shield and FA Cup x2)
• Great Squad, uninjured
• Money, our own, to complete squad
• Lastly, Great Fan Base.
What more could we ask for, a lot to be positive about and it’s nice to be able to enjoy what Arsenal are doing! Onwards and Upwards Gooners! Have a good week and on to the defense of our FA CUP, lets make it 3 in a row!