Shkodran Mustafi (20)


#1160

Xhaka and Mustafi both for 30+M

Honestly what the fuck were we thinking in 2016.

Horrendous Horrendous summer


#1161

We’ve got the Xhaka of midfield, the Xhaka of defense maybe even two of them with Bellerin, and the Xhaka of forwards in Laca. Lmao holy shit we’re such a mess.


#1162

Arsenal’s 2015 summer transfer window: This is the worst transfer window Arsenal could possibly have.

Arsenal’s 2016 summer transfer window: Hold my beer.


#1163

I actually prefer 2015’s :joy:


#1164

That Cech window damaged Wenger’s preceding good work.
Had a good team which needed to be supplemented.

Horrible decision to not sign couple of midfielders then and a winger.

And then didn’t sign a good player till Lacs/Auba


#1165

This was a devastating window, I agree… the other big failing was the calamity of strikers we had after Henry left, bar RVP and to some degree the period where Adebayor was actually good… the rest were a shambles.


#1166

Going into the season with Giroud, welbz and Sanogoal as strikeforce… glad them days are over Emery In !


#1167

Was rectified when we tried Sanchez as CF against City where he scored but Wenger decided against following that experiment.


#1168

Feel it only fair to include pre injury Eduardo as a non calamity.

But I loved him so I’m biased.


#1169

Apparently Emery tells you what weaknesses you have to work on, he must have awfully long chats with Mustafi then.


#1170

Its basically a 4 hour tape on loop… needs to extend it apparently.


#1171

I always imagined it was given to him in the form of a terabyte memory stick :sweat_smile:


#1172

That 2016 window set the team back quite a bit.

Mustafi isn’t really performing here.
Xhaka looks like he doesn’t fit in any system.
Lucas is gone and I think that was the summer we could have signed Mahrez instead.


#1173

God… looking at it that way… 2 summers in a row… a team like Arsenal cannot do that.


#1174

Arsenal
1SzczesnyBooked at 90mins
2Debuchy
4Mertesacker
6Koscielny
18Monreal
20Flamini
17Sánchez
16Ramsey
19Cazorla
11Özil
22Sanogo

Big Yaya was our striker the day Alexis got his first PL goal for us away to Leicester. Scenes :joy:


#1175

Remember that match quite clearly. Had high hopes for the big Yaya.

Seing Ramsey and Flim Flam as the midfield two is pure suicidal.


#1176

That’s such an arsenal line up, four great players in midfield with a striker that completely sets the team back.


#1177

That was the year we did our business early and weren’t scared to spend. Personally, I think at that time the big fallout between Wenger and Gazidis was put in motion. Can’t believe Arsene sanctioned those transfers like he usually did. Probably that year or the year before was when we started doing transfers more stat driven. Gabriel if I remember correctly was the start the season before.


#1178

Not to be a dick but what notable have Auba and Laca done? Giroud, Wele and Walcott did pretty well for us. We’ve seen some pretty good football at that time actually and they all managed to score in big moments when we needed them.

(Sanogo btw was so toothless as striker but his stature always caused panic even with big sides😂)


#1179

Mustafi getting flamed but it was Sokratis who was 10 yards behind play for every attack including their first goal.