With only about a month to go in the TW, many supporters are complaining about the lack of signings. But what positions do Arsenal really need cover in?
In my opinion, every top club should have at least two players in every position, and sometimes more depending on the formation and the players. This means at least 22 different players and not just 18 or 19 with some versatile players that can play multiple positions. So let’s take a look at Arsenal’s current squad and see where players should be brought in. The blank spots will be spots where we’re missing players.
(Note: Gervinho is being left out assuming he really is leaving and Diaby is left out due to his injury concerns.)
So to recap, we need players in the following positions: CB and DM, and we could use players in the LW and ST spots to improve on our still growing young players (Miyaichi and Sanogo). You could also argue that we need another DM, CAM, and RB to soon replace our older players that are nearing retirement (Arteta, Rosicky, and Sagna).
There are a few options for the club here. They can either:
- Buy a player in all of those positions.
- Move Sagna permanently to CB and buy a CAM, two DMs, two RBs, LW, and ST.
- Move Ramsey permanently to DM and buy a CAM, DM, CM (box to box), CB, RB, LW, and ST.
- Other position switches, including, but not limited to, Verm to DM, Sagna to DM, etc.
Option 1 is arguably the best because it involves no tough position changes for our current players, but if the club doesn’t have the money for certain players in different positions then 2, 3, or 4 could allow us to bring in all the players necessary.
Don’t forget that Arsenal are famous for bringing in many players late (Per Mertesacker, Andre Santos, Chu Young Park, and Mikel Arteta were all brought in very, very late in summer 2011), and it’s highly likely that Arsenal will bring in a good number of players late in the window to replace the players that have left us thus far.
Because this has been a short post I’ll leave some questions to stimulate discussion:
1) What positions do you think we need players in?
2) Who would you buy?
3) Who would you promote from within?
4) What would they cost?
5) Will Arsenal buy them before the end of the window?
Thanks for reading! 😀
Written by: Dylan.
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