In with the new - Summer 2019 transfer thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by chjoak, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I know these are all relative but 90k per for Arsenal is conventionally starter money, and I can't imagine the intention was that he would be a First XI fixture.
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess you see minor aberrations, with a player who conceptually fits into Emery's systems.

    Whereas I see a pattern, and a trend that's not going in the right direction (yet), with a player who isn't producing at the quality level we need.

    That's why I drew the comparison of Guen vs Iwobi. One's already a keeper, a vital cog. The other needs another year of "seasoning", and IMO a loan for that.
     
  3. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep. Signed him last summer and he is a FA this summer. He just turned 35 so I assume he was intended to be a stopgap solution for a backup RB without having to spend from our 70m transfer budget last summer.
     
  4. Romfordray

    Romfordray Member+

    Oct 24, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If some major shakeup does not happen over summer then next year Everton and West Ham would give us a hard time. Top six would be far from guaranteed. You got to feel for Emery. Tough situation.
     
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  5. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    can't find anything online but have a friend that claims he heard an Ornstein interview this morning that was claiming the budget will actually be 100m
     
  6. MisplacedSpainard

    Apr 5, 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    If our real budget is anything less than 200 we in a tough spot.
     
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  7. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    Arsecast this morning. Ornstein said the 100m is dependent on what competition they qualify for. Also thinks they will be in on Rabiot.
     
  8. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Despite his attitude, I would be perfectly ok with Rabiot as long as Emery approves. He has managed him before. If he is willing to do it again then I think he is worth it. He is just as good if not better of a passer as Xhaka but with much better defensive capabilities. If he is willing to settle into the DM/DLP role (has been reluctant in the past) he would be an immediate starter and impact player.
     
  9. bandwagongooner

    bandwagongooner Member+

    Dec 9, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't forget that Arsenal also includes wages in their budget, so 100m is for the fee plus new wages.
     
  10. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That wasn't the case in the summer. We had a 70m budget and spent just shy of 80m in transfers.
     
  11. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Mochi, Raul, and Emery are going to waste so much money this summer on grunts and try hards.
     
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  12. MisplacedSpainard

    Apr 5, 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    This. Im sorry but the spanish way of recruiting has been failing for years. At least outside of a couple clubs.
     
  13. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Raul worries me a bit. That said, Barca identified and signed a ton of young talent. Problem was that most of them ended up becoming good 1st team players for someone else when they couldn't break into anything but the Barca B squad. Hopefully he believes in building a team from the youth ranks differently than how they did it at Barca.

    Monchi (assuming we get him) has done really good things with a smaller budget at both Sevilla and Roma. I'm not really concerned about his influences.

    Emery concerns me a bit assuming he has influence. Read something last night or this morning claiming that he said he wants "proven players that he knows". That doesn't scream youth to me. I don't have issues with him wanting some guys that he knows, especially guys that are already bought into his system. As long as that doesn't mean that we end up with a team full of 30+ yo guys.
     
  14. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Monchi has been a mixed bag at Roma.
     
  15. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He’s trimming the wage budget and getting rid of older players

    He got Zaniolo (best talent since Totti/Cassano) and cash for Ninja.

    We are reaching distance of top 4 and most likely end up in 3rd.

    His only real mistake has been replacing Alisson with Olsen. And Alisson was always going to get sold.

    All of this while staying in line with FFP.

    He’s doing pretty good I’d say.
     
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  16. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Was he there when Roma found naingolan, manolas and pjanic?
     
  17. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was Sabatini

    Monchi selling Nainggolan for Zaniolo and cash is the steal of the decade.

    He’ll never come here...why would he? He calls the shots at Roma, he will be severely limited at Arsenal. His position doesn’t exist in England.
     
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  18. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    #43 casoccerdad47, Feb 6, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
    He was a free, so he was able to demand either a signing bonus or a higher salary. When we talk about signing Raboit on a free transfer, we have to take into account that he will probably demand more than Ramsey is currently making either in salary alone or in salary plus signing bonus. In addition, Kola, who was also signed on a free, reportedly has a salary of 120k per week.
     
  19. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its amazing we kept Koscielny this long
     
  20. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    It's Kolasinic, not Koscielny, that's in 120k per week.
     
  21. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We pay peanuts here. Koscielny, not Kolasinic, could have easily made more somewhere else. Thats what I meant.
     
  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I went to post this in the January transfer thread but found it already locked. So it'll go here I guess...

    Emery said today about Denis Suarez:
    This made me smile, after the stinker that was his debut cameo on Sunday.
     
  23. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seeing several links to LB Alex Grimaldo. Former Barca youngster that is supposedly friends with Bellerin. I've read that he has a 50m release clause but is currently valued at 25-30m.
     
  24. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The links I want to see are ones related to a new head scout, or technical director. Since Sven's departure, if we don't try hard to fill that role ASAP, I don't know what to say. o_O
     
  25. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saw something yesterday from an Arsecast where Ornstein is claiming that he is hearing Monchi has verbally agreed to join us in the summer but he (Ornstein) wasn't running with it yet because it isn't confirmed.
     

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