Posted on April 25, 2018 by ADMIN

With just 2 or 3 players Arsenal can challenge for the title – Which players?

I wish I had ten bob for every time I heard a fellow Arsenal fan say that we are only two players away from winning the title, and every summer we end up disappointed that the Gunners have not brought in the players we needed the most no matter how obvious the fact is.

But it is interesting to hear Arsene Wenger saying exactly the same about our current team, despite our abysmal performances this season. Le Prof said today: “What I want to say is that this team has quality. Two years ago we finished second in the league, last year we made 75 points and won the FA Cup, we won the Community Shield, we were in the League Cup final, we are in the semi-final of the Europa League so these players have quality and I am convinced that we can show that again before the end of the season. I am convinced in the future, with two or three additions, this team has the quality to fight for the title.”

So which positions do we need these “2 or 3” players? Could one of them be a top class defensive midfielder by any chance? Because us fans have been saying this for so many years it has become boring and repetitive and boring. What about a couple of top centre-backs? Because we have all been saying for the last couple of years that Koscielny, Mertesacker and Monreal are all getting on a bit. Yes we got Holding for 5 million and we paid absolute fortunes for Mustafi, but are they seriously going to help us to a League title? I have my doubts!

So who do you think we could really get this summer that could make us in to a title wining side next season?

Darren N

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28 thoughts on “With just 2 or 3 players Arsenal can challenge for the title – Which players?

  1. Enda

    1st has to be a top DM. Then a goalkeeper, Center back which we all know will probably be Johnny Evans cause of the release clause when West brom go down.

    1. dragunov762mm

      New manager won’t take Evans, but I agree about the rest. World class DM is a must buy. Someone with serious cutting ball and tackles and good distribution skill. I wonder where the William Carvalho story goes when Arsene surely stepping down. Other option, do anyone here still favor Kante?

    2. Arnold

      Whoever wrote this article sounds like Wenger 2/3 players never for over past 10 years now we total different way of thinking new manager and new ideas bring in few players not just 1 or 2 and this is the manager reason I dislike and including kept lying about transfer and also I do blame the infrastructure in the past because they let him have too much power

  2. Ken 1945

    The quote from Wenger in the article regarding league position, winning fa cups etc are facts that cannot be denied. It therefore follows that his observations about the players are also correct, as are his observations regarding positions that need strengthening.
    My question is why didn’t this happen under the new regime that took over from Wenger last season?
    We were told that Wenger was so blind and obstinate in not recognising these faults and it was highlighted time and time again as proof of the mans inability to manage our club.
    So….we now have the three wise men in charge of recruitment, contracts and football relations, along with the reborn Ivan Gazidis (Arteta?!?!) to rectify all of Wengers ills.
    So my second question is why are we still interested in Evans and thirdly, why hasn’t Ramsey signed a new contract?
    I was led to believe that we would be signing world class players once Wenger had gone and it was clearly agreed on this forum that Evans would be another Wenger disaster signing.
    Surely we are not waiting for the new manager to come on board and decide who we should sign are we?
    That would lead to accusations of this new manager wanting complete power within the club.
    The salaries of the above four mentioned musketeers wil be interesting, especially if they eclipse the £9million Wenger was being payed and we get the same results.
    There is nothing to stop them buying the world class players we need as the board said the money was there but Wenger didn’t spend it.
    We are also the third richest club in the world, so what is the problem?
    We shouldn’t have to wait three or four seasons to clear up Wengers mess with all the above going for us. That excuse would just be a cop out and a disgrace to all us forward thinking fans. After all, it only took Pep two seasons to buy Citys success.
    So all you real Arsenal supporters like me, keep your eye on the ball and don’t let anyone pull the wool over your eyes.
    WE WERE PROMISED EUTOPIA AND IF WE DON’T GET IT WE SHOULD START ORGANISING PROTESTS AND STAY AWAY FROM MATCHES.
    That’s what true supporters should do don’t you think? I’m off to the game now, so I suppose I really do support the club in my own way. COYG

    1. GunnerJack

      Surely we ARE waiting for the new manager to come on board and decide who we should sign. Otherwise we get a Chelsea/Conte situation where he gets players he doesn’t want foisted on him. What’s the sense in that?

  3. Arsene is Out

    3 players. A DM that he never bought. Fabinho from Monaco is a great contender. So is Jorginho from Napoli.
    A central defender Koulibaly from Napoli is a 6’5 beast.
    Then I would get Oblak as a GK.
    These 3 players will cost around 150-200M though.
    ————————–Oblak—————————–
    Bellerin——-Koulibally——Koscielny—–Kolasinac
    —————–Fabinho——-Ramsey——————–
    Mkhitarian————–Ozil—————-Aubameyang
    ————————Lacazettte—————————

    1. Break-on-through

      We waited 6 or 7 seasons to get our striker, and even waited six months more to make sure on it. Why was that money not used to get a DM or quality CB, or just used. They went for Lacazette despite Arsene’s initial reservations so why wasn’t that money used to give us the best possible chance. Don’t get me wrong, am delighted with Auba, but we swapped Alexis and then proved we held back on funds. Arsene was too respectful for that board, we only found out for sure there was more money after it got spent, how many times have they let him take the blame after sitting on more funds.

    2. Arnold

      Ozil, Ramsey and Bellerin need to go Arsenal needs more then 10 news players if we really wanna challenge for anything some players we have are not good enough to play for Arsenal most are still are around because they were attached to me failure in chief and that’s the reason we are in this kind of mess right now

    3. frank

      NYC SQUAD THERE I AGREE,BUT RAMSAY WILL GO WITH DADDY,I PREFARE CARZOLLA LIKE PERSON WITH SPEED TO OPEN UP THE PLAY WITH SPEED.ARSENAL IS ABT SPEED,SOMETHING WE HAVE 4GOTTEN.
      I LOVE THE WAY U HAVE UNLISHED KOLASINAC THE BEAST.

  4. Kedar91

    I would like to make one point..
    Granit Xhaka was regarded as one of top young Defensive Midfielder talent in Europe….
    He was also known for incisive V types passes which we have experienced here as well…. But he is not able to perform his Defensive Job…
    It can be because of Managerial faults…. You never know he may turnout out very good DM under new Manager…..

    1. Break-on-through

      Supposed to be the next Alonso and Bayern were supposed to have rivaled us for him. But Goretzka is the one they wanted am sure of it, he’s the mold for top European sides, capable at everything and physically dominant.

  5. Ozziegunner

    I personally believe it is up to the new managef to assess Arsenal’s current squad and decide what deficiencies exist and the players he wishes to be retained and who he wants to bring in. After all he will be judged on the results.
    Many current Arsenal players are now playing for their futures at the club.
    As we are aware, due to the World Cup the transfer window is effectively shortened, therefore let’s hope Sven is working his magic.
    There is a current rumour that Emil Forsberg the 26 year old Swedish Inernational midfielder/winger is leaving LB Leipzig; do you think Sven is interested in him?

    1. Arnold

      I really play to God! Forsberg is a classic player in Hleb, Rosicky calibre very close to Carzola in terms of football intelligence those are kind of players we been lacking for long time

  6. Gelz

    Not sure we are 2 or 3 players away anymore, but whoever becomes our manager maybe able to galvanize the squad we have through tactics and new philosophy’s, he will also need the full backing from the board. Also where does the media get this idea that we only have 50mill to spend, yes we broke our transfer record twice this season and had a net spend of £106.77 mill but we also had a return of £110.9 mill in player sales.

    1. Arnold

      I said that and iam going to repeat again – Arsenal has been suffering from Squad depths for long time you need 2 good players in every position and bring some from academy slowly like barc/Madrid have been doing. It’s something thing Iam hoping for since Enrique is from Barcelona can bring of copy of that – for Wenger to come out again and say need 2/3 players man he might be out of his mind even Gazidis saw that and decide to let him go politely without humiliating him publicly

  7. Gooner Craig

    Being unrealistic I’d choose:
    – Oblak
    – Koulibaly
    – Fabinho

    Optimistic:
    – Leno
    – Maguire
    – Ndidi
    (sorry Leicester lol)

    Realistic:
    – Horn £6m
    – Evans £3 (I don’t actually want him tho)
    – Meyer Free

      1. Gooner Craig

        I’d love that. Still no CB but hopefully with some coaching our current crop will come good? Stranger things have happened lol

        1. Arnold

          On CB I have Sven should be able to fix a lot of weaknesses we have Kosy is not getting young any more and Mustafi he needs to go

    1. frank

      WHAT I KNOW WE CANT SEND AWAY THE WHOLE SQUAD WE NEED 2-3 N GIVE TYM TO CURRENT PLAYERS TO PROOF THEMSELVES.THEY MAY TURN OUT TO BEAST UNDER NEW MANAGER.
      SOME PLAYERS THAT LEFT LIKE ROSISKY ARSHVIN WALCOT CHEMBARLIN PODOSKY I FEEL COULD HAVE GOOD THOSE DAYS IF WENGER WAS NOT SELFIST TO REMAIN.SHOULD HAVE LEFT LONG TO MAKE THIS GUYS WIN LEAGUE IT ANOTHER MANAGER LIKE KLOP N PEP. esp. ROSISKY.I LIKED the guy

  8. Arnold

    We need also this Germany fella his name Dermaby he plays for one of those mid tables team has a great left foot I will also let Ozil go and bring in Iniesta

  9. frank

    fast he realising we alws needed 2 -3 players every season.jst becos he is going.nkt,he was too confortable at arsenal that he thot he was the owner.he was here nxt season he would say we dnt need any1 nxt season.he made arsenal to be a laughing stok.even small kid wen asked which team is known fr loosing they will say arsenal.

    he even talking abt finishing sec after leic…….pisses me of.i saw the interview,omg,he shld retire and go to mental clinic.to spice up me more abt champ,lig 10-2…………………….i was handcuffd not to hit my screen..

    I DNT CARE WIN THE DAMN THING N DISAPPEAR WITH YOUR SMILES

  10. Arnold

    Like Big Sam said few seasons ago Wenger is a “Conman “ and I really agree with him Wenger is about himself and his pocket – now since he got a chop is coming out and say he supports ex-players as new Arsenal Manager but Sol Campbell had been crying to be given opportunity never happen even Vieira till City got him Iam just glad Is leaving man

    1. Break-on-through

      Bull!!!!! crap!!!!!! if I ever smelled it. Arsene cares for this club, if there was one iota of truth in any of that he would have moved to where the money was instead of having to sell players and still expected to do well. PSG Barca Bayern Real China? they all wanted him and some would’ve taken him after 2010 sure PSG and others would have him now. England offered to make him the most expensive manager in history but he didn’t even give it a seconds thought. What you believe is just so inane it is unbelievable, like seriously dude, and the board are listening to fans like yourself, it shows just how awful our board are.

      1. frank

        u r wenger,he is selfish.we suffered so that he can accumulate money.where would he have gone?trust me,he wont have stayed there even fr 3 seasons.the guy is confussed they jst did him a big favour.now he can go to thoz teams we see if he will stay 3 seasons

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