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Too many players
Discussion started by Padre Pio , 15 September, 2020 20:49
Too many players
Padre Pio 15 September, 2020 20:49
I believe we now have too many overseas players over 21.

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Re: Too many players
Merlion96 16 September, 2020 00:28
Our squad:

#1 - Leno
#2 - Macey (homegrown 1)
#3 - new goalie

#4 - Gabriel
#5 - Saliba
#6 - Luiz
#7 - Bellerin (homegrown 2)
#8 - Tierney
#9 - Soares
#10- Mari
#11- Mustafi
#12- Kolasinac
#13- Sokratis
#14- Holding (homegrown 3)
#15- Chambers (homegrown 4)

#16- Saka (homegrown 5)
#16- AMN (homegrown 6)
#17- Willock (homegrown 7)
#18- Smith-Rowe (homegrown 8)
#19- Ozil
#20- Guendouzi
#21- Ceballos
#22- Elneny
#23- Xhaka
#24- Torreira

#25- Nelson (homegrown 9)
#26- Nketiah (homegrown 10)
#27- Auba
#28- Laca
#29- Pepe
#30- Martinelli

No wonder Arteta and Edu needed to trim this bloated squad with too many underwhelmed foreign players.

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Re: Too many players
Boston Gooner 16 September, 2020 08:24
We have to many players we can't shift.
And are suddenly getting 2nd chances.

Re: Too many players
TheReMarkable 16 September, 2020 08:55
If I had a choice:
Sell/get rid of

- Sokratis for 5 mill - ideally but maybe it’ll need to be a free like Micki. It will help with squad numbers and free up significant wages.

- Kolasinac for 8 mill. We got him for free so 5 mill on the fee would prob be fine too. Would be great to get rid of his salary but I imagine that’s what is putting off potential suitors.

- Ozil. Same reasons re salary. Will have to be done on a free or else give him to someone on loan for the year and have them pay the majority of his salary.

- Mustafi - no idea how much we’d get for him if anything. Prob very little to be honest.

Guendouzi - not sure how I feel about him anymore. I liked him early on for his application and attitude but it seems Arteta doesn’t fancy him so that’s enough for me to say get rid. I would want at least 20 mill.

Assuming Torriera & Martinez are both gone then I think the above business (unlikely we are able to sell all) with the addition of Partey would the best we could hope for this window, and something I’d be very happy with.

Re: Too many players
Willy 16 September, 2020 09:19
No chance Ozil misses out on any remaining weeks of his contract, but yes agreed that those players are the ones that we need to move on ideally.

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