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    I would also really like to see us hi-jack another Liverpool target (Bony).
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    (Original post by little_tom)
    I would also really like to see us hi-jack another Liverpool target (Bony).
    You have have Bony tbh. We've got Sturridge. :sexface:
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    Disappointed that Keylor Navas will go to Bayern and be wasted when he can sign for another top team and be 1st choice. He won't get a chance to touch the pitch.
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    (Original post by Thugnificent.)
    av u man been seeing how the squad has been reacting to the signing.

    the squad knows

    #0to100
    I thought you would appreciate this the most thug

    https://vine.co/v/MP32nhrIbTr
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Fellaini's best position is AM, must he have technical ability too?
    He's different


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    (Original post by SHOO)
    Me too!

    But I asked what team you support, not what sport you support?

    Or you just a neutral?
    I am a neutral


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    (Original post by Kruz)
    I never said we'd win the league.... I just stated how excited I am for next season . We will get a DM I'm confident. I wouldn't exactly call Diego Costa a clinical beast, yeah he scored a lot. But are we forgetting last season was the second time in whole career where he has scored over 10 goals. That's what people have been saying since 2010 and we still finish 4th .

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    He's so bitter about Sanchez :lol:, this guy claimed that Liverpool were on the verge of signing him.

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    I wouldn't be excited about finalising 4th tbh. Calling it now that Wenger doesn't buy a DM and if he does it's Schneiderlin. Also Costa scored 20 goals the season before on the wing playing second fiddle t Falcao, and 11 in 17 or something like that at loan to Rayo Vallecano so it's not just one season he's had. I don't see you dropping out of top 4 but I don't see you winning big games against big teams...... Yet.


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    (Original post by Zürich)
    In terms of skill-sets, Olivier Giroud is actually significantly more talented. So you have Costa, a striker who worked in an AM system last year, who cant fall back on his inherent technical skill, pace, power etc if the new system is not to his liking. Those kind of strikers are very risky signings. Watching him flounder around the Spanish team, you'd have to wonder what exactly he brings for £35m.

    Need to check out his chance conversion rates, Ariel duels won, etc and be quite astonished as well. And then it's Chelsea of course. Very few strikers make it there.

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    In terms of CM, it's possible to play without an out and out DM and many top CL teams do these days. It's more about having a positionally disciplined and high energy CM than having a specialist DM as such. Which is why I honestly think Flamini would do a job for us and would be the best partner for Ramsey as things stand.

    Ironically, we defend much easier with Walcott (now Sanchez) in the team because they simply force the opponent back into their half. It was quite straightforward to hammer Arsenal last season using pace owing to our complete lack of it. That will improve DM or no.
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    With Costa and Giroud. Lets look at the league and CLs their stats.

    Giroud has got 18 goals from 124 shots.

    Costa has got 35 goals from 136 shots. So double the amount of goals in the same amount of time. So that's pretty much double the conversion rate that Giroud has got. Messi has 193 shots on goal and got one more goal than Diego Costa last season in the CL+PL.

    Giroud is undoubtedly the better person at winning aerials. he has 3 times the percentage of aerials won compared to Costa.

    Next bit, people talk about Girouds link up play, but Costa has a higher pass percentage than Giroud, so it could be argued that his link up play is underrated, Giroud does good flicks from time to time but it's clear that it's one of those cases that he does a good one every now and again. Also Giroud has made substantially more passes than Costa. 400 or so more in fact.

    Costa actually is better at not losing possession of the ball, with less turnovers in possession.

    http://www.whoscored.com/Players/242...tats-offensive
    http://www.whoscored.com/Players/24444/

    (Original post by FKLW)
    Lul. Not really- Costa is a player who I've actually watched and analysed a lot and he is actually a good player technically but he looks clumsy and like be uses brute force, which he does to an extent but he's played AM in his career before so he has technical ability.


    IIRC isn't his conversion rate pretty good? Only Ronaldo and Messi got more La Liga goals than him last season and considering he was injured for a fair bit that's not to be sniffed at. Add in the fact that he got 36 goals in all comps and 20 the season before playing on the wing as second fiddle to Falcao shows that he's obviously a good player.

    Agree with the Chelsea point though, it's a mystery why tbh.



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    This was posted in January. I will look at a more recent one though.
    https://www.bsports.com/statsinsight...a#.U8Ba_fldXuI
    but if you look at it he's got 48.1% of his big chances scored. Consider that Ronaldo is on 56% and Messi was on 36% at the time and it's quite a good record.

    Chelsea strikers. Torres was on the way down already at Liverpool and we didn't play the style he was suited to when he first started declining. We got Lukaku, who hasn't been given a chance. We got Sturridge and sold him, who wasn't given a chance(as I said) and we got Ba and rarely give him a run of games, despite that he's done well this season when he's come on and scored some important goals for us.

    Technically Costa is a good player but clumsy, he has a very high workrate personally and this makes up for a lack of technique anyway, which I think he has personally.
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    (Original post by Kruz)
    I never said we'd win the league.... I just stated how excited I am for next season . We will get a DM I'm confident. I wouldn't exactly call Diego Costa a clinical beast, yeah he scored a lot. But are we forgetting last season was the second time in whole career where he has scored over 10 goals. That's what people have been saying since 2010 and we still finish 4th .


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    Nope. You're wrong. Check wikipedia.
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    (Original post by FKLW)
    I wouldn't be excited about finalising 4th tbh. Calling it now that Wenger doesn't buy a DM and if he does it's Schneiderlin. Also Costa scored 20 goals the season before on the wing playing second fiddle t Falcao, and 11 in 17 or something like that at loan to Rayo Vallecano so it's not just one season he's had. I don't see you dropping out of top 4 but I don't see you winning big games against big teams...... Yet.


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    You think we won't buy a DM in spite of the fact we had a bid rejected for Bender last summer and have been linked to three players in that position so far this summer? Some of the most reliable journos out there (see Ornstein who works for the BBC and only shares information when he's 100% on it) have also confirmed that we are in the market for a DM.

    Also if you're suggesting Schneiderlin wouldn't be a good signing then I suggest you rethink your 'neutral' status and watch some more football as he has been the unsung hero of that Southampton team last season and would be a very good defensive partner for Ramsey.
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    (Original post by Kruz)
    Disappointed that Keylor Navas will go to Bayern and be wasted when he can sign for another top team and be 1st choice. He won't get a chance to touch the pitch.
    Was thinking this. Surely he's good enough to be first choice at another top team, although everyone seems to have a competent keeper. He's 27 though so it makes no sense really apart from the €€€ he'd make and being guaranteed a a Bundesliga medal for the foreseeable future.

    Some rumours we're after Ospina, would be a good signing although I would prefer Ochoa. From what I've seen of Martinez he's not ready to be second choice, his display against Reading wouldn't fill any Arsenal fan with confidence.

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    (Original post by AR_95)
    YEAHHHH



    will edit later
    Get editing man!

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    (Original post by qwerty_mad)
    Get editing man!

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    tomorrow I promise <3
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    tomorrow I promise <3
    Look forward to it.

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    ''Spoke to agent. Arsenal in advanced talks with Sami Khedira'' Stan Collymore . Lineker said the same days ago

    Khedira is not really what we need, but if we can get him for the right price then take him.
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    ''Spoke to agent. Arsenal in advanced talks with Sami Khedira'' Stan Collymore . Lineker said the same days ago

    Khedira is not really what we need, but if we can get him for the right price then take him.
    What price would that be?


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    (Original post by De Chirico)
    You think we won't buy a DM in spite of the fact we had a bid rejected for Bender last summer and have been linked to three players in that position so far this summer? Some of the most reliable journos out there (see Ornstein who works for the BBC and only shares information when he's 100% on it) have also confirmed that we are in the market for a DM.

    Also if you're suggesting Schneiderlin wouldn't be a good signing then I suggest you rethink your 'neutral' status and watch some more football as he has been the unsung hero of that Southampton team last season and would be a very good defensive partner for Ramsey.
    Pls name DM who you are in for. Bender won't be going, Schneiderlin ain't good enough and Khedira ain't a DM. Bet you sign Khedira and everyone says you've bought a DM.

    As I said above, Schneiderlin ain't good enough. You've probably not watched him and just seen Southampton's league position and assumed he must be a world class player :rolleyes:


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    (Original post by TheInvincibles14)
    Was thinking this. Surely he's good enough to be first choice at another top team, although everyone seems to have a competent keeper. He's 27 though so it makes no sense really apart from the €€€ he'd make and being guaranteed a a Bundesliga medal for the foreseeable future.

    Some rumours we're after Ospina, would be a good signing although I would prefer Ochoa. From what I've seen of Martinez he's not ready to be second choice, his display against Reading wouldn't fill any Arsenal fan with confidence.

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    Ospina would be great back up, but I can't help but feel we would just have another Fabianski situation on our hands yet again.

    Martinez is rated highly at the club, along with Matt Macey and Vickers just signed his first professional contract with us. I wouldn't be at all surprised if one if then was to become out 2nd choice. Personally I want Alex McCarthy from Reading, really impressed during his season in the BPL and wouldn't cost the earth.


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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    What price would that be?


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    £16-£20M seems to be quoted alot, but his wage demands are supposedly £150k which are about £50k above where they should be.

    Khedira is a versatile midfielder though, could probably find a way to get him and Ramsey balanced like City have done with two B2B players.

    Ozil would love having those two behind as well and Sanchez in front, absolute work horses all round so he could just take it easy and provide the incision.
 
 
 
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