Summer 2018 Transfers Thread


#6717

Dat amortisation tho :giroud2:


#6718

This made me lol. Best use of emoticon in a post nominee for sure.


#6719

Fuck I want another deal…come on Arsenal…new deal for Rambo or a transfer deal out of the blue tomorrow


#6720

So the Vida thing isn’t happening, but I still don’t understand why Emery allowed Chambers to leave if we weren’t bringing someone else in. I hope I’m wrong but I’m afraid we’re going to look really stupid when Sokratis or Mustafi get hurt.


#6721

I could make the argument that Holding and Mav are probably not that big of a drop off from our two starting cbs.


#6722

So we have four CBs who are all average to below average?

Super. :facepalm:


#6723

On the bright side, Koscielny may get out of his wheelchair at some stage in the next year.


#6724

They also have to get games. Can’t keep a 19 yr old, or however old Mavropanos is, and a 21 yr old, or however old Holding is, sitting on the bench all season and expect them to develop.


#6725

It was gonna be my next point. Mav and Holding have a much higher ceiling and the chance to be above average players if they get some experience and proper coaching.

Hate to break it to you but our midfield is chalk full of mediocrity as well.


#6726

Well we were happy to sell Alexis in his final year for £55-60m and buy Lemar for £90m so I don’t think that’s really much different to selling Courtois in his final year for £35m + Kovacic loan and buying Kepa for £70m. I’m sure this is a signing they didn’t want to have to make but they’re desperate.


#6727

:santi:


#6728

I don’t think Chambers was ever going to be the answer to be honest. I think he’s an okay CB and can still improve, but from what I’ve seen Holding has a higher ceiling and he’s been given much less time with us. Mavropanos we simply don’t know enough about yet but the brief showings he has have largely been good (ignore Leicester).

Mustafi and Sokratis are both shaky as fuck so I can see why people wanted to keep extra bodies, but to me Chambers wasn’t much more of an answer to the situation.


#6729

I agree this would be a perfect year to suck it up and start throwing some guys in to the fire.


#6730

Good thing we’ve chosen the perfect manager to do just that! :unai:


#6731

#6732

#6733

Unfortunately, you just have to pay crazy money to get a player these days. The market has gone crazy.


#6734

Boring.


#6735

FFS.


#6736