Arsenal urged to sign ‘solid presser’ who has it all

Tifo has urged Arsenal to bring Julian Brandt to North London this month, as he brings all the characteristics they need.

The midfielder is believed to be available this month, having fallen down the pecking order at Borussia Dortmund, and our club is believed to be of interest.

Tifo insists that Brandt would be be the ideal signing, claiming that he is consistent in key areas, describing his techniques as ‘excellent’ during his podcast on YouTube.

“The sort of player who can do things that get you off your seat, but also does unflashy things consistently well, driving forwards with the ball at his feet, he can pick intelligent passes at speed, because his technique is excellent.

“And he’s also a solid presser… So while he is genuinely a box office attacker at times, Brandt seems to have the work ethic and tactical discipline to be more than just a luxury player. He could therefore help solve Arsenal’s key issues creatively but without being a defensive passenger.”

It still remains to be seen where Arsenal are looking to strengthen this month following the emergence of Emile Smith Rowe in the number 10 role.

Gabriel Martinelli’s injury could well lead Mikel Arteta to look at bringing in a winger or wide forward, although a player with his energy and work-rate is a rare commodity, but with the likes of Willian and Nicolas Pepe struggling to find form, you wouldn’t blame them for looking at options in the transfer market.

Which positions should Arteta make a priority this month? Should Brandt me a no-brainer if he is available?


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  1. For me he is a no brainer if available for the right price. Can also play on the left. Was really good during his Leverkussen days

  2. 35 full caps for Germany, aged 24, price tag circa 25mBuendia, not one full cap, price tag 40m, similar age.It’s a no brainer!

    1. Only question is how well he’d do in the premier League. Given that Kai Havertz and Werner are struggling a bit for Chelsea he might not be the kind of player who can hit the ground running – Buendia may be a better bet from that perspective.
      Then again, I know relatively little about either player and I know you’ve taken the time to look at them more closely

  3. Brandt is an interesting proposition…he brings some size and some long range scoring potential, but not a classic 10 by any stretch…I could see a shared load scenario where he and ESR take turns starting, with “super sub” possibilities for both players…I do agree that he provides some flexibility about playing out wide, when necessary, but I still fear that he’s more of a luxury buy than Auoar…in the past we’ve pursued too many half-measures or band-aid players and it usually ends up costing us more, both on the pitch and from a financial perspective, so I just want the club to identify the top 1 or 2 candidates then do whatever is necessary to get one of them…I really like Brandt and see some upsides with both Buendia and Bissouma, who is the rawest of the 3, but none of them appear to be THE answer to our long-term creative midfielder requirements, so I wouldn’t pursue any of them unless we sold or loaned out a midfielder or two first, which I would strongly support

  4. Why are we actually considering new players? IMO it’s all about making a solid unit out of what we already have. Arsenal do at the moment have very good players and go on giving the young players a chance. It would be a shame to prevent our young player developing cos we are signing other players. IMO Arteta has a very, very hard work to do by implementing his concept / football philosophy, so every player exactlty knows how to play in his system.

    1. And what if ESR gets injured or needs a rest? Then we play with Willock in his position? We all know what will happen then.. We need a bigger squad if we want to compete for the top 4, also considering that ESR is still so young and might be a bit injury prone

      1. well said. ESR gets injured and we are right back to being a completely toothless side. Just look at FA Cup game and how ineffective our attackers are without ESR in the fold.

  5. If we should sign a player then IMO we should go for Zaha. He is a class player. He is peaking at the moment as player, and he is much better than Pepe and Willian. Zaha can play more positons and can perform on the highest level in the PL. Players signed from abroad often do need time to adapt.
    Zaha is ready NOW.

    1. Too late for zaha now, palace will still demand a ridiculous price and he will be 29 this year. Should have bought him years ago especially before we even contemplated buying pepe.

  6. Why nobody even consider Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow?? He played at Everton and was only spot on midfield when was there. Now he overgrown his club and becomes a starter in Croatia. He is a complete playeri with Great attack options and pressing game. I think he is the best option for about 20-25 m£

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