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Re: Summer Sale.
Posted by: VanTheManPersie
Date: 14/02/2020 02:37
Jonny Bravo
I acknowledge the financial implications of keeping him, in terms of loosing a transfer fee and the payment of loyalty bonuses, however even if we recoup/save 50m in terms of the above where do we get a striker on that level and that goal scoring ability for anything approximating that price?
Regardless of possibly not making the CL next season, we still need somebody to stick the ball in the net and none of the other cast at the club, apart from Martinelli (a kid) are producing the goods on a regular basis.
We made CL when we replaced RVP with giroud / podolski.

"striker for that level ". Not sure mate, he is a goal scorer. That's it. He doesn't do much else. He doesn't create anything for himself or others. Infact watch the first 10 min against Burnley. He will be the reason most of the attacks breakdown or slow down.

The reason we have struggled is we don't have a midfield to create changlces on a plate for him. His movement is worse than giroud (not the speed, the intelligence).

He always makes the far post run and hides behind the defender. It's the easier finish for him but a more difficult pass for whoever is trying to make that. Lacazette is even worse in selection of runs, but at least he used to link up play well, now he doesn't do that well either.

We are top heavy and have no option but to invest in the midfield and hope Martinelli /Saka/Pepe/New CAM get the goals. We should also sign a temporary solution for 2 years like david luiz at CB. Like a Cavani/higuain, whatever I'm jay making stuff up. Someone who won't cost 50mn.

Of course no matter what we do, we are not making it to CL next year. Other squads far too ahead for that. And we will have another season of transition because we will lose 4 first 11 players at least from ozil, xhaka, Kolasinac, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Arteta would have done very well to get 6th ahead of leicester /United /Chelsea /wolves.

Spurs will finish top 4 this season as well as next.

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