Yeah with Le Coq and El Neny and Xhaka now, can't really see this as priority area. We need wing talent or depth in wing defenders perhaps... not going to likely make any massive upgrades with WC player until the summer.
Frankly, if we could nick Payet for 25 million or so, I'd take a punt. He is obviously out of sorts and being a bit of a c*nt to WHU, but he has a couple of good years left, was awesome for them last year, is a magisterial deadball specialist and the key area to shore up to me would be wing. Ox and Theo aren't going to get us back into title race and this would be a reasonable hail Mary.
We have the money, assuming we are jettisoning a few players in the summer (Theo, Ox, Ramsey please), we should have plenty to spend to get at least one WC signing in the summer, if not two.
I agree.I would like to see us sell two of these and get in a world class winger.Like you say there aren't going to be any big signings in this window by us, and I can't see many other big clubs spending much either.
I think most of the players moving will be to relegation sides, or maybe sides pushing for a European place, like Everton have.
The way some people talk about transfers is computer game fantasy stuff.
I think Bakayoko is a huge talent and is the type of player our midfield is missing. IE excellent close control, can drive the ball up the field with his dribbles, big, powerful, fast, good engine, physically dominant, good technique, very good passing and movement. The type of midfielder who'd compliment the more stationary Xhaka. The type of midfielder that would get obvious comparisons to umm nah I won't go there but let's just say he can tackle while running forward without going to ground. Probably won't happen, we should go all in imo.
Right now he'd start over all 3 for us and improve us.
Sometimes the way some managers sign players seems to follow the same criteria.
If he's a true upgrade and Arsene treats it as such, I'd be thrilled. Still seems incredibly unlikely given our needs, the logjam at DM/CM (even if I am not thrilled with any of the options (I do think Le Coq is underrated though). We need wing attacker talent.
Also, AW doesn't tend to get someone like that and just put them in the first team right away... this would certainly be an investment for the future and depth/emergency play and I can see just waiting for the summer for someone like that.
I also thought I heard that Chelsea and others were sniffing around this guy - is that true? I wonder what his price tag would be.
Don't hate the player, hate the...
They'll tell you I'm insane, cus you know I love the players,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I swear some pictures Taylor Swift looks genuinely achievable.
I am assuming that's what she looks like after a long night of achieving, in that pic! ^^^
However, the media connected 22 players to us since the start of the january transfer window.
Did you ever check out The Fappening?
Without the air brushing, photoshopping, make-up, professional stylists etc. a lot of those celebrities look normal as fuck.
Closeup of hope Solo's butthole was the standout for me.
I have a PC and I'm a scumbag so yes, yes I did.
Given that Cazorla looks likely to be out for the rest of the season do you still think midfield would be a low priority area? I think long term we need some kind of replacement for him but even in this window, I wouldnt mind having Kallstrom back for example. I think midfield is the least functional part of the team at the moment, we desperately need someone who can absorb pressure and hold onto the ball in there.
Yeah but I don't think we will get someone in January that:
a) Arsene trusts enough to get a serious and reliable role in FT
b) Is good enough to be our long-term solution
Cazorla news does throw a bit of a wrench in things... if Le Coq is coming back shortly, Ramsey looks like is getting minutes, and we have EL Neny back after ACN, then we will have 4 players for 2 positions with Xhaka.
I doubt we do any business in January honestly unless there is some unique situation/opportunity like Payet (which i doubt very much will happen regardless).