Time for an overhaul - Summer Transfer Thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by chjoak, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
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    May 12, 2010
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  2. The English Hacker

    Aug 8, 2011
    Toronto
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If you add whatever Roma paid us for the loan it's probably not bad...unless he becomes the next Buffon.
     
  3. The English Hacker

    Aug 8, 2011
    Toronto
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yes. Apparently Chelsea and Everton were in for him too.
     
  4. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup it's free
    Decent player
     
  5. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He's coming from Schalke, dude. Not exactly the French third tier, this.

    He appears to profile as a younger, bigger Monreal: better in the air, but fouls a bit too often.

     
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  6. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    supposedly Xhaka was meant to be quality, but we will see. i know it's a different player, but then we should get our business done early for a change.
     
  7. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    Xhaka is a good player. He was used poorly by Wenger. People are overreacting because of his terrible fouls. Having said that it's his reputation that seems to get him in those situations. If he was British the media would say "he just wants it more". Xhaka really came good in the second half of the season give him time mate. (Tbf I even criticized him)
     
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  8. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    I thought xhaka was outstanding in last month...
     
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  9. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    I know, nd I rate Xhaka. Just I've been watching peopel like ArsenalFanTV and seeing others online say that they have mates in Germany who rate him. The same was said about Xhaka.
     
  10. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Arsenal FC
    He was pretty uniformly rated as either the best or second-best left back in the Bundesliga this season.
     
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  11. darcgun

    darcgun Member+

    Jan 11, 2008
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    England
    [​IMG]

    So who says they are not there, since Wenger promised him to take him to a good restaurant he frequented when he managed Monaco?
     
  12. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    So he'll be somewhere between Sol Campbell and Amaury Bischoff
     
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  13. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
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    Arsenal FC
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    El Salvador
    For longer than that. In the FA cup final he was absolutely immense. Looked like the player Wenger wanted all along. He had the highest passer rating. Beating out Mesut.
     
  14. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    As an individual roster move Kolasinac is a good pick up, so I appreciate that as a business deal. Arsenal are now stronger in one position. As has happened before, though, this move is born of convenience and circumstance while not necessarily addressing a priority need for the team. So, kudos for the first move, now please move onto positions with bona fide weaknesses.
     
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  15. GunneRy

    GunneRy Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chicago
    I do wonder what they are there for.

    By normal Arsenal timelines, if they are negotiating with anyone, he should be an Arsenal player by August 15, the latest.
     
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  16. The English Hacker

    Aug 8, 2011
    Toronto
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    He was also voted the best left back in the Bundesliga and on the Team of the Season.
     
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  17. fari

    fari Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Denver,CO
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    no mean feat
     
  18. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Left back was a glaring weak spot this season. I'm assuming that we're going to revert to a back four next season, and the tandem of Monreal and Gibbs isn't up to par.

    It's not at the same level as, say, a ********ing central midfielder, but it's getting there.
     
  19. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    Suit yourself. I personally don't recall coming away from games thinking we lost points due to Monreal, but I did that with a handful of other positions.

    Regardless, if the team is stronger then that's great. Still not a title contender, though.
     
  20. PureEvil

    PureEvil Member+

    Jul 30, 2014
    California
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    FC Bayern München
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    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    He also had the most interceptions than anyone in the top 5 leagues in Europe, 12 against Hamburg.
     
  21. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are Probably looking to buy a timeshare
    Nothing to see here folks
     
  22. flyerhawk

    flyerhawk Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Hoboken NJ
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So Bellerin is heading to Barca? That kinda blows.
     
  23. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Knew something was up, when they reported his family moving back...
     
  24. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really???? How many years left on his contract?
     
  25. ArsenalTexan3

    ArsenalTexan3 Member

    Arsenal
    Sep 24, 2002
    Jakarta
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He can play LB or CD.

    Gibbs is probably on his way out unless there is some huge offer for Monreal.
     

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