He doesn’t get an excuse for looking worse than Elneny, Ainlsey, or even Ceballos(lol).
He has more going for himself than not. Clearly talented but he’s still incredibly nonchalant and has still no idea what we’re trying to do tactically. Got 2 full preseasons, a bunch of chances and had the blessing of multiple former players vouching for him and being signed under Arteta and Edu.
He’s blowing a big chance here of being an important player in a very talented young side that will be competing the next 5 years.
Once we are getting back to CL, we will have more tougher (than EL) games and we will have plenty of games to test him out and evaluate.
Have a stronger and stacked team, we are capable to field more inferior players but not always the best 11, best 14…
Once we are in the CL we’ll have to actually have a squad of 23-25 proper players that we can rely on, if we are to challenge at all fronts.
Let’s be honest here, the kid got surpassed in the pecking order by f’n Elneny. Had this happened with Ceballos, Torreira, Guendouzi and Willock they would be ousted. All four are gone btw and have been deemed not good enough.
However much talent Sambi has, the guy plays with zero intensity in a team that’s all about intensity. He’s 23 now, plays for Arsenal in the PL has been here for 18 months, given multiple opportunities but we’ve failed to extract an ounce of intensity from him.
These are basics btw. Especially in football.
The fact that the manager has lost complete trust in him so far says it all. The guy responsible for signing him.
Dropped him after our thrashing against Liverpool at Anfield, didn’t do the same with Tavares who is with one foot out the door now.
Dropped him when Partey got injured last season in those 3 consecutive losses, went with Elneny instead. We were so desperate to sign a midfielder last summer we were willing to pay Villa 30+m for Douglas Luiz who had a year left in his contract and apparently not everyone was convinced by.
And now, Elneny is out and we’re back to the same state. Elneny out, club looking for a midfielder again.
at least give him some games and not tanking his value if we are planning to sell
the kid only had 6 appearance this season and not featured in any league game.
not even having a run of games certainly not helping his development and building his confidence.
he is 23 (only) and we are not really hurry to sell him.
not saying he is a gem but Eddie was pretty much non existent will the last several games in previous season. Probabl Sambi needs a bit more time.
His movement seems slow, and has lapses of concentration (Man U game), he ghost in games no matter the opposition. You can see has some talent but he just doesn’t kick on at all and the moment we can’t afford passengers.