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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Sanogo literally plays like a park footballer, there is no finesse to his game whatsoever. But there is something there, I dont think we'd have won the cup without him.
    People miss how much presence and threat he has offered. Not clinical enough yet but hopefully he will get there one day
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    (Original post by AR_95)
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    Giroud never gets injured. The guy is very durable... I think in the last three or four years he's missed one or two games with a flu or something ridiculous like that. I would bank on him being fit the entire season, so its merely a case of rotation policy.
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    DMF is a more pressing need at the moment anyway and hopefully Wenger knows that. Alexis was brought in as either cover for Giroud, or an upgrade, so you would expect us not to go for another center forward. It would probably mess up his plans for Alexis if he went for another CF because he is clearly going to get game time there.
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    I wouldn't really worry too much honestly. Chelsea's and Liverpool's front-line are miles off City's and aren't that far apart from ours. No one in the market to compete with City in that department but Sanchez was probably the best available option so I'm happy with the business done.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    People miss how much presence and threat he has offered. Not clinical enough yet but hopefully he will get there one day
    Nah he's useless.

    When you start getting gassed over a player like him, you know you got a problem up front...
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    (Original post by Luke_Mckeown)
    Nah he's useless.

    When you start getting gassed over a player like him, you know you got a problem up front...
    He's 21 lol no one said he has to be our main or back up striker right now I'm just saying he'll develop well in a few years
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    (Original post by Luke_Mckeown)
    Nah he's useless.

    When you start getting gassed over a player like him, you know you got a problem up front...
    And when you lose to a team with him up front, you know you got a problem back in defense
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    (Original post by Luke_Mckeown)
    Nah he's useless.

    When you start getting gassed over a player like him, you know you got a problem up front...
    Well he led the line when we knocked you out of the FA Cup

    IN B4 you lost because of referee conspiracy against Liverpool....How many penalties did lfc get again?
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    He's 21 lol no one said he has to be our main or back up striker right now I'm just saying he'll develop well in a few years
    yeah fair enough, if you buy a striker or two i'd send him on loan though.
    loans have been excellent for some of our young talent like suso and ibe for instance.

    (Original post by EmperorMustard)
    And when you lose to a team with him up front, you know you got a problem back in defense
    haha nah, we have a problem in defence anyway

    (Original post by sevchenko)
    Well he led the line when we knocked you out of the FA Cup

    IN B4 you lost because of referee conspiracy against Liverpool....How many penalties did lfc get again?
    mate if he were any good it would have been worse.

    over the season we got plenty of pens (some were lucky), most were deserved so don't try that angle.
    in that specific FA cup match the ref was bad for both sides but denied us from at least sending it in to ET.

    we wouldn't have won the cup anyway but it's frustrating to have a match against rivals with such poor officiating whether it's benefits us or not.
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    (Original post by sevchenko)
    Well he led the line when we knocked you out of the FA Cup

    IN B4 you lost because of referee conspiracy against Liverpool....How many penalties did lfc get again?
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    (Original post by Luke_Mckeown)
    over the season we got plenty of pens (some were lucky), most were deserved so don't try that angle.
    in that specific FA cup match the ref was bad for both sides but denied us from at least sending it in to ET.

    we wouldn't have won the cup anyway but it's frustrating to have a match against rivals with such poor officiating whether it's benefits us or not.

    Sticks and stones Gerrard should have been sent off before hand it would have been an easy cruise for us over a 10 man side
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Sticks and stones Gerrard should have been sent off before hand it would have been an easy cruise for us over a 10 man side
    all ifs and buts man. you don't know if it would've been a cruise with 10 men. likewise we don't know if they would've scored that second penalty.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Sticks and stones Gerrard should have been sent off before hand it would have been an easy cruise for us over a 10 man side
    you can't be certain 10 men would've been easy.
    we dominated the game, we just weren't clinical and you were.
    we may have carried on dominating, scored the obvious penalty and won on pens after ET

    what i'm saying though - the refereeing was so poor that it kind of ruined the match completely.
    allthough we lost to a good side, i'm so annoyed at the refereeing that i can't concede we deserved to lose that match (even if it were true).

    i suppose the 5-1 made up for it though :cool:

    inb4 arsenal beat liverpool twice:cry2:
    inb4 injuries:cry2:
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    (Original post by Basiji)
    all ifs and buts man. you don't know if it would've been a cruise with 10 men. likewise we don't know if they would've scored that second penalty.
    I'm just emphasising the point that Liverpool were not robbed, that's all.
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    (Original post by little_tom)
    Giroud never gets injured. The guy is very durable... I think in the last three or four years he's missed one or two games with a flu or something ridiculous like that. I would bank on him being fit the entire season, so its merely a case of rotation policy.
    Injured maybe not but I remember around December/January time everyone was saying about how Giroud looked exhausted yet we were unable to rotate him because **** knows what happened to the dane. An alternative option would still benefit us and at least it would give him something to compete for.

    (Original post by little_tom)
    DMF is a more pressing need at the moment anyway and hopefully Wenger knows that. Alexis was brought in as either cover for Giroud, or an upgrade, so you would expect us not to go for another center forward. It would probably mess up his plans for Alexis if he went for another CF because he is clearly going to get game time there.
    No doubt DMF is a higher priority but there's no reason why we shouldn't be signing both. If Wenger wants to put Sanchez up front and it doesn't work out then he'll just end up falling back onto the wing and we'll have a lack of options yet again.

    (Original post by little_tom)
    I wouldn't really worry too much honestly. Chelsea's and Liverpool's front-line are miles off City's and aren't that far apart from ours. No one in the market to compete with City in that department but Sanchez was probably the best available option so I'm happy with the business done.
    With Liverpool's I can understand in terms of quality but their depth up front is still ahead of ours. Chelsea's is also something else when they have Costa/Lukaku feeding off Cesc and Hazard (both who I'd say are worth an extra 10 goals than Giroud).

    Thing is we are so stacked in midfield that I don't see why it would hurt to just buy another backup option for rotation. Even if we don't get a 30+ goal striker, the likes of Mandzukic and Bony were/are decent options and I wouldn't really be fussed about Bony's valuation when in this day and age David Luiz can go for 50m
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    Getting frustrated with the lack of news on a new CDM. We need a CDM and CB cover more than anything else. Still, I don't think our team is good enough for the title regardless... because of our defensive frailties. Also seems to be a lack of top class strikers available on the market (Balotelli is not a top class striker, his attitude sets him down a level).
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    Getting frustrated with the lack of news on a new CDM. We need a CDM and CB cover more than anything else. Still, I don't think our team is good enough for the title regardless... because of our defensive frailties. Also seems to be a lack of top class strikers available on the market (Balotelli is not a top class striker, his attitude sets him down a level).

    We don't need a top class striker we need some one of similar calibre of Giroud as rotation and for 15m Ballotelli provides that if not more
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    We don't need a top class striker we need some one of similar calibre of Giroud as rotation and for 15m Ballotelli provides that if not more
    Tbh Sanchez can be converted into a top class number 9, I think he has the better potential than any signing we could make from now. But, whether he will perform centrally in the premier league is up in the air I think.

    CDM is a much more pressing issue. We need to clone Gilberto imo and stick him back in front of the back four.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    Tbh Sanchez can be converted into a top class number 9, I think he has the better potential than any signing we could make from now. But, whether he will perform centrally in the premier league is up in the air I think.

    CDM is a much more pressing issue. We need to clone Gilberto imo and stick him back in front of the back four.
    Probably needs to improve his finishing but he has the movement, link up and general cunning to play as a 9 I think.
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    So AC Milan want campbell in exchange for Ballotelli

    I'd do it lol Campbell is by far from irreplaceable
 
 
 
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