Hello everybody! Are you anticipating the new season? To be honest, I’m not too keen on the start, because I feel like we’re not ready for it. My biggest worry is the defence where I feel like the back 3 could be Mertesacker, Kolasinac and Monreal or Elneny.
Will Koscielny be fit for it? When will Holding and Mustafi be ready? What about Bellerin? Too many questions with an uncertain answers less than 3 weeks away from our first official game. It’s not good enough, but at least those players have a contract with us that doesn’t expire next summer.
So what do we do with the other players who are in this situation? I think that the wait was too long. Far too long. We should’ve known by the end of last season which of these players we’re gonna keep and which we will sell. Now it’s a joke really. If we sell all 3, we’ll definitely need replacements and who are we going to get?
We have 2 options, either we get the personnel in and then clear out, or we wait till the end, than we make rash decisions in the last minute. And then we’ll end up with more dead players we don’t wanna use and we cannot sell.
But there is another catch. We cannot just get rid of players we don’t wanna use if we’re going to lose the ones we do wanna use anyways. I’d take 30 million for Theo, but when the Ox and Sanchez look likely to leave, we cannot just let 3 players able to play on the wing leave.
And the magic circle is complete by the fact that if we want to sign new players we need to get rid of some of the old ones first. We have to go the 3 well known players with contract problems and tell them it’s our way or the highway, because we’re left in jeopardy.
Sadly though, Arsenal never learn. Wenger said his contract situation did cause problems last year yet in the summer we keep waiting for the players to decide. We are Arsenal for gods sake. We should be looking at our priorities.
Lastly I will end with Lemar. Мonaco made so much money this year I see no reason for them to sell anymore, but the player may want to force a move with the amount of outgoings. So perhaps if we put in the right price and our french connections do their job, he could ask to leave, but I feel like this is dragging too long.
We need more signings. Two are not enough due to the already mentioned uncertain future of some players. Ideally I’ll get Lemar a CM to replace Cazorla and a defender, even if it sone which we will use only for the start of the season, because with our makeshift defence we could suffer and we badly need a good start to the season.