Summer 2018 Transfers Thread


#6957

Can we sign free agents?

Would rather this guy than that fraud bastard Xhaka


#6958

Marchisio has definitely slipped over the last couple of seasons but even at 32 I still feel he’d add value to our midfield. He has the kind of qualities that players like Torreira and Guendouzi could learn from.

Would be a good deal tbh.


#6959

I just personally couldn’t warrant getting him in with the players we have. With Guendouzi, Ramsey, Torreira, Xhaka and Elneny on our books he isn’t getting anywhere near the lineup.


#6960

#6961

who? Igor the diver…last thing we need is a knuckle dragging diver in our team :giroud:


#6962

Arsenal almost signed defender Hamza Mendyl from Lille in the summer, only for work permit problems to scupper the deal, it has been revealed.

The Morocco international left-back, who was a member of his country’s squad at the 2018 World Cup, joined Schalke from the French club earlier this week.

However, Mendyl had previously travelled to London ahead of a proposed move to the Emirates Stadium, and the Bundesliga club’s sporting director, Christian Heidel, insists that paperwork problems are all that stopped the transfer.

“I think otherwise he would have gone to Arsenal,” Heidel said, when asked about the work permits


#6963

Serious? He must be a complete shell of his former self if true.


#6964

Devastated about that. Would have had a shirt with Mendyl on the back within the week lol.

Haven’t had a good left back in years now all of a sudden we’ve got two top young left backs lol


#6965

Sounds like a class player. :disappointed: Would have been our #1 LB from the start


#6966

Are their stricter rules for international players from ‘lesser’ nations? He has played 13 international games and was at the world cup.


#6967

Sorry I think I didn’t word it too well. What I meant was; whilst we have those 5 CMs on the book it’s hard to justify considering Marchisio for us purely from a numbers point of view. Especially when reducing the wage bill seems to be amongst the priorities :+1:t3:

But yeah, from what I’ve heard and as @SRCJJ said, he’s a shadow of what he was


#6968

Twitter says he’s shit and were underwhelmed with the links.

But then these new Twitter accounts know fuck all.


#6969

He’s absolutely nothing special but for our (Morocco) standards it’s nice to have two good left backs.

Think he has potential to have a solid career though.


#6970

I know how you mean, what with Robertson and Tierney :arteta:

Shame we’re shite everywhere else, unlike Morocco.


#6971

Would take him over Xhaka immediately, tbh.


#6972



#6973

:thinking:


#6974

Well, I could really use a kill myself emoji if this happens.


#6975

West Ham, surely


#6976

West Ham do love a good mid 30s ex big club player.