Arsenal is more likely to look for loan deals than permanent ones in January.
Arsenal has plans to bring in reinforcements next month to their defence, although they may have to take advantage of the loan market.
The Gunners have been one of the poorest defenders in the Premier League this season and their defence has contributed most to their poor form this campaign.
A report from Express Sports claims that the Gunners have decided to settle for the loan market in their bid to solve their current problems.
The report claims that Arsenal has identified Merih Demiral as the player who can help their defence get better before the end of this season.
Demiral joined the Old Ladies last season after a fine season at Sassuolo but he has struggled to get into their first team.
He joined them the same times as Mathijs de Ligt and the Dutch defender has been preferred by Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri will reportedly not stand in the way of Demiral if he wants to make a temporary switch.
After the spending the Gunners did under Unai Emery in the summer, the club is not prepared to splurge again except if they can sell off some of their high earners.
“Demiral joined the Old Ladies last season after a fine season at Sassuolo but he has struggled to get into their first team”
That means he is in Sassuolo level, not Arsenal level! Get Upamecano to accompany Saliba instead
I totally agree! But Upamecano will have to be purchased in full,wether now or summer!
This Upamecano every one is calling I ve watched him severally at bundelisga he is not really fast. Interceptions yes ,tackling yes ,tactical awareness is fair not exactly excellent but pace is not his thing…
He is very much unfinished for those of us hear who keep sounding like he is at van Dirk’s level…
I watch the ausburg defenders dey seem very decent tho…
Bodgers intends to replace Evans with Demiral.
Also, I’d like to get a more dependable and very good CB.
I have reservations about Upamecano.
Are we really planning on making our CB pairing 18 & 19 years old next season?
Plus he’s another big gamble we wanna risk for that amount?
Merry Christmas my Justarsensal Family, wishing everyone a fantastic 2020.
Upamecano is too expensive. That level of quality can be had in France for less and there’s also no guarantee he’ll be a success in EPL.
Optimally, we should either gamble on players before they make it big – like Martinelli, Guen, Mavropanos – or buy from an English club so it’s a safer bet.
50 M + on players from the Bundesliga is too much of a gamble considering the sheer number of flops (Mkhi, Kola, Xhaka were all absolute top in the BL. So was Auba, true, but as the fastest striker in the world at the time, it was less of a gamble)
merry Christmas to you, too.
January transfer windows is usually for emergency. And our defence is an emergency lol.
But it’s very very difficult to sign good players in January
1. Players don’t like to move mid-season
2. Clubs are reluctant to sell in January
3. Players cost more
4. Lower availability of quality players
5. More poor players are available
Sorry clicked “post comment” too early lol
Anyway, but we desperately need to sign defenders in January. Better defenders than Sokratis, Luiz, Mustafi
The only defenders I like are Tierney and Holding. I don’t even rate Bellerin highly as a defender. I’d love to see him as a winger. Last season Bellerin scored more assists than Ozil and Ozil played about 24 games.
The reason Bellerin didn’t make it as a winger is because his shooting, passing, and dribbling are all nothing special. So he’s a kind of an Ashley Young fullback. Although, peak AY was clearly better.
I hope Arteta comes in and gets rid of the big egos. We need to change the culture of the club. We need a complete reset with players who are hungry and desperate and play for the badge. We don’t need any Big Egos.
Sell the deadwood – Ozil, Miki, Elneny, Mustafi
To fix Defence:
Buy Upamencano or buy 2 of Demiral (Juve), Sarr (Nice), Kamara (Marseille)
To fix Midfield:
If we sell Xhaka in January we must try to get Rabiot on loan.
Rabiot and Torreira at the base of the midfield would be exciting. Full of energy and defensively solid. Rabiot passing ability is equal to if not better than Xhaka.
Bring Partey in the summer and even try to get Rabiot on a permanent transfer (even at the expense of Torreira) we would have an amazing midfield base.
Partey and Rabiot would be a dream pairing. Strong, athletic, defensively solid and lots of energy.
Bring in Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Salzburg as rumoured.
To fix Attack:
If the rumours of Real Madrid wanting Auba for Jovic & cash we must take it. Or take cash and buy Moussa Demebeli from Lyon.
Sell Laca for $50m+
Auba – $50m
Laca – $50m
Xhaka – $30m
Torreira – $30m
Ozil, Miki, Elneny, Mustafi – $25m
Jovic/Dembele – $45m
Upamencano/Kamara+Sarr – $50m
Partey – $45m
Rabiot – $30m
Szoboszlai – $15m
Bellerin Upamencano Salilba Tierney
Partey Rabiot Szoboszlai
Pepe Jovic/Dembele Martinelli
I would be over the moon if AFC were
able to successfully put together
YOUR 1st 11 by the conclusion of the
summer window. That collection of
talent would significantly close the
GRAND CANYON talent gap that
currently exists between AFC and
Manchester Pool. 😁 As far as the
JAN window is concerned I tend to
agree with this article and think AFC
will be very active in sounding out
various clubs about potential loan
deals. Demiral and Rabiot from Juve
should be at the top of the list.
Successful deals for both players
would be a great piece of business
WTS, if RM and a number of BL sides
register serious bids for both Auba
and Xhaka then the January window
could be turned upside down. With
a £80-90M at there disposal I could
see MA, Raul and Edu make any of
the following moves..
Koulibay and Dominik Szoboszlai for
Szoboszlai, Partey and B. Kamara for
Upamecano( With ESR), Partey and
Szoboszlai for £90-100M
Imagine a January window where AFC
could conceivably bring in the likes
of Rabiot, Demiral, Upamecano Thomas
Partey and Dominik Szoboszlai. Five
precocious talents that would walk
into the first 11 and under MA
tutelage would make AFC a serious
threat for that final CL spot.
Over to you Raul and your “TACTICAL
JANUARY WINDOW BS!”
Fraser might be on sale for cheap with his contract running out, we need industrious players who have an impact going forward but they also chase the ball when it’s lost. Fraser for 15m some tabloids are reporting.
I agree with that comment about our big egos, their egos are too big, because they score goals they think I’m doing my job what about him back there. There’s no place for this at a big club, imagine if Salah and Mane done that, how far would Liv drop off, or Debruyn and Silva, Benardo and Sterling, why do our guys not put everything into it.
Rugani’s name is coming back round, along with Kurwaza and Mueneur, of PSG. Matuidi, he would’ve been a very good buy but we need to find a young Matuidi.
Donyel Malen’s name has come up for a Lacazette alternative …if we have to sell him or if he wants to leave.
Mertens, not really keen on him.
Demiral, haven’t seen him play but the Arsenal board have to get it right, no more messing about, get ambition, not words, show us ambition for everyone to see out on the pitch, talks will tell us nout about the guy.
January is typically a difficult
window to conduct optimal business
but as you have eluded to there are
a number of quality players available
if the likes of Raul, Edu and Josh
seriously desire to back MA and his
his quest for that final CL spot.
Any of these players would walk into
Arsenals first 11 atm.
Loan moves for Rabiot, Demiral and
Kurzawa as well as purchasing D.
Szoboszlai from RBS would be
excellent business for AFC.
Now as I mentioned above in response
to Roshan if Auba and Xhaka are
serious about moving on and
legitimate offers are submitted then
the January window could be a wild
and unforgettable affair! 😁😂
Some very good prospects mentioned, if obtainable. However, any loan deals must include an option to buy, as Arsenal don’t want to be a “finishing school” for undeveloped players. Loans have the advantages of giving the loanee more game time and to assess the Club, coaching and players they join and Arsenal has the opportunity to assess the player’s ability and fitment to the Arsenal system head coach Arteta wants to play.
As far as team defending, midfielders are as critical as defenders at present. Arsenal’s midfield is too porous, without the ball.
By the way Rabiot comes across as very mercenary with an over inflated opinion of his ability (his agent is his Mum and sold him to the highest bidder after running his contract down at PSG) and obviously his performances are not matching his wages at Juventus.
After reading we should ‘appoint Simeone’ as if there was ever a chance, we now have people who think Upamecano will leave RB Leipzig in January while they fight for the title and CL at the same time 🤦♂️