Good morning folks.
Usually after the Premier League season finishes, I do a season review/player ratings type post. Last year, because of the gap between the end of the league campaign and the Europa League final, I did them before that game with the caveat that someone might become the hero – or villain – in Baku. It was a night to forget, obviously, and it capped a truly dismal end to the season.
这一次，在等待今年所有我们的鸡蛋都放在这个篮子final isn’t as big, so I’m going to wait until next week to do that particular round-up. It’s not because I’m in any way superstitious and I don’t want to jinx things by putting it out beforehand (not much anyway), but because so much depends on this game, and with it our sense of how the season went overall.
相反，嗯...我不需要铺设，一出很详细，是吧？我们要做的工作将保持不变，但影响和后果 - 体育，金融和声誉 - 是显而易见的，因为是它如何使我们所有人的感觉。所以，我会继续对这些评级至下周粉变干，并且手指交叉它是一个我可以在我们的安全带足总杯14号写的。
The transfer window is open by the way. It opened yesterday and it runs until October 6th. It’s fair to say Arsenal have got a lot of work to do during this period, and while I don’t expect anything to happen before Saturday, you’d hope there’s stuff going on in the background. Even before you think about bringing players in, there are so many issues to deal with in our own squad.
For me, there are just a handful of the squad who are basically untouchable, and that’s it. Right now, those are one of our two goalkeepers, because selling one could net us a lot of money; Bukayo Saka; Kieran Tierney; William Saliba; Gabriel Martinelli; Nicolas Pepe (because we can’t afford to let a £72m signing go that quickly); and probably Pablo Mari by virtue of the fact he’s only just joined and in terms of his actual profile, in that he’s a tall central defender who hasn’t been a disaster of a signing, he fits the bill.
After that, I think we’re in a position where we have to consider any offer that came in for any other player. And that includes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whose contractual situation demands a resolution. At the back, we have two centre-halves with the same issue – Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi. The former apparently wants to stay and fight for his place, which is admirable on the surface, but having played about 3 minutes since the restart, Mikel Arteta is making it pretty clear what he thinks of him. Does he really want to stay and fight, or stay and pick up the wages he’s unlikely to get anywhere else (which is he perfectly entitled to do, by the way).
As for Mustafi, I’ve advocated a sale during this window as a means of ending his Arsenal journey in a nice way after his decent form of late, but havingpulled his hamstring off the bone，他将是非常困难的那样的严重伤害转移。，德国基本上是我们最好的中后卫是归功于他坚持它，一般在他偿还阿尔特塔的信心，但在更广泛的层面上，我们已经建立了球队的一个令人震惊的起诉书。
I’d sell Luiz in a heartbeat, the calamitous inconsistency is too much for my heart, and his one year deal can get in the bin; flipping Cedric for a fee would actually be a smart piece of business, who cares if he’s only been here a couple of months? Sead Kolasinac, gone. I like Rob Holding and Calum Chambers, but I worry about how good they can be.
Guendouzi，就行了。我也笑从该位a report in GFFN有关我们如何提供显然他对马竞换来托马斯ParteyZzzzzzzzz：
Guendouzi, who believes that he must leave Arsenal this summer to give himself a realistic chance of appearing at next summer’s Euros, is not totally against the idea of a move to Atleti, but Barcelona is his preference.
巴塞罗那是他的喜好!上帝保佑自己lief of a guy who has occasionally been a bit more than a 6/10 player for Arsenal for a season and a half who wants to join one of the biggest clubs in Europe. I suppose he might take heart from the fact that they’ve previously demonstrated a willingness to spend significant money on Arsenal players who have never been good enough for them, but still.
Auba, the contract thing weighs heavily, demands a decision. Lacazette has two years left on his contract,decision time according to our Head of Football。我们是否续约或出售他进行再投资别的地方。年轻球员像埃迪，乔威洛克，赖斯尼尔森，所有的承诺，但如果真正的现金要约进来，他们学院的地位的手段，他们产生的利润，那将意味着我们必须考虑他们。他们贷款移动也必须是一个选项，因为收费还贷这几天在不少英镑带来。
And then there’s Mesut Ozil. Is there anyone now not sick to their back teeth of this situation? Of the lack of clarity? Of the £350,000 a week player who can’t even make our bench? Whatever happens, Arsenal are going to have to pay him, whether he plays or not. We have to find a solution to this, we just don’t need the Ozil cloud hanging over us again next season, nor the constant focus on someone who can’t help us on the pitch because he doesn’t get picked. If another club out there can pay 10% or 20% of his wages while we subsidise the rest, we’re actually saving that little bit of money.
The big issue is our under-performance, our haphazard, slapdash, short-term focus on recruitment and team building which has created this Frankenstein’s monster of a squad and left us a declining force. That comes back on them and those who were in charge before. Now is the time to be smart, to make good decisions about the long-term future of the team, and eschew the temptation of short-term fixes – we’ve been there, done that, worn the t-shirt, and we scraped into 8th this season because of it. We need these people to be very, very good at their jobs and … well … let’s see.
它确实感觉像在至少其中的一些问题需要解决之前，我们可以出去买任何人，但如何快速，高效地，我们可以做可以看出，企业遗体。我希望他们 - 非常真诚 - 好运的这一切。