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KAI WAGES – BALOGUN OPTIONS – DECLAN SLOW DANCE! – Le Grove – The Arsenal Opinion Weblog

KAI WAGES – BALOGUN OPTIONS – DECLAN SLOW DANCE! – Le Grove – The Arsenal Opinion Weblog


Effectively Pleased July 4th my pals – are we having an excellent time?

Look, America, I’m gonna admit it… you probably did an excellent job with ol’ US of A after we let you may have it. The beer is nice, I just like the sunshine, and I simply came upon that the document for consuming hotdogs in 10 minutes sits at 76, Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut reckons he can go to low 90s. If that isn’t land-of-the-free shit, I don’t know what’s.

So what do we now have to speak about in the present day?

DECLAN RICE. Are you able to consider this deal nonetheless hasn’t been carried out? The membership remains to be negotiating over bonuses and size of deal. It’s fairly painful to observe individuals get so upset about this factor not being prepared proper now. Relax guys, it’ll occur, however massive costly offers take time as a result of there are such a lot of components concerned – and clearly plenty of legal professionals and brokers attempting to get these billable hours LOCKED.

Edu getting slander from the Twitter underclass of deal consultants is painful viewing. He’s not even in cost at this level. Additionally, can we make up our minds what we dislike him for, I’m positive 6 months in the past it was his incapability to get massive strikes carried out. Now he’s managed that, we need to hit him with penalty clauses as a result of we’re placing down arbitrary dates one once we ‘really feel’ it must be carried out?

The web is a thankless beast… nothing is ever ok.

I let you know what is nice sufficient – £21.5m for Granit Xhaka. The Swiss stated his goodbyes final sport of the season, so he was all the time exiting. Arsenal held up the deal to get the largest chunk of cash attainable. I feel that type of price for a participant with one yr left on his deal is admittedly good going. I’m not going to get all emotional and name him a legend – however he’s actually a participant I had a tough flip towards, however ended up falling deeply in love with him once I began into his soul and noticed an excellent man, a loving father, and a extremely prime, prime participant.

He leaves together with his head held excessive after an epic story arc shift. On the finish of the day, it went fallacious for Xhaka when Wenger signed him with no true thought of how he might perform. Wenger went field to field, that didn’t work, however nor did life as a 6. Mikel Arteta was the unlock and the participant thrived in every single place he put him… together with as a left-back. He ended final season with 9 objectives, 7 assists, and 3700 minutes of soccer. We’ll be shedding a pacesetter, somebody who is aware of the darkarts, and a key determine that not often will get injured. Keep in mind when individuals stated Arteta would get fired if he persevered with Granit? How’d that work out?

Good luck Granit – have a stunning time in Germany. Additionally value noting I’ve been informed he’s a extremely spectacular coach. He’ll be a supervisor in the future. Possibly even for Arsenal? Barely unsexy midfielders appear to do the job for us!

Folarin Balogun rumors are in every single place. Some are suggesting Mikel desires to maintain him – which might be ‘come and get me discuss’ from Arsenal. Others are suggesting Brighton, Brentford, and Palace are all for him. Mark Irwin of The Instances, a extremely dependable reporter, stated Arsenal need £50m for him. WHY NOT??!! If you’re French and also you come out of nowhere and rating that many objectives in Ligue 1, it’s an on the spot £60m price.

I’m a bit bit up within the air on this one.

I feel Eddie is a prime, prime striker who will get an unfair rap – however I additionally suppose Balogun clearly has one thing about him. Eddie has carried out it within the league. Folarin hasn’t. I assume in some unspecified time in the future, we’re going to remorse shedding a participant. I assure you this – if we exited Eddie, he’d get 15-20 objectives subsequent season. Drawback is – identical might occur with Balogun if he will get the proper membership.

Speaking of Palace, they’re the membership all for Reiss Nelson. We nonetheless don’t have information on whether or not the Englishman has really penned the deal. Bit bizarre contemplating the ‘he’s practically signed’ rumors hit June twelfth. There was a bizarre story suggesting he’s not selecting up his telephone. Doubt that’s attainable with anybody beneath the age of 25 – although I did hear a joke the opposite day that younger individuals, when put in a promoting surroundings, actually wrestle with making precise calls as a result of they don’t actually converse to people who a lot. Anyway – if there’s an excellent deal on the desk for Reiss, he’s signing. If we’ve put a ‘no thanks’ deal on the desk – he’s going someplace first rate.

There’s been some FIERCE debate about Kai Havertz wages. BILD say £325k and another websites say £210k. Look, I don’t actually give a shit the place the quantity landed however it is advisable to perceive:

  1. £65m makes him presently out second most costly signing of all time (will go to 3rd quickly). Meaning he’s vital. It means he’s seen as elite. It means he’ll be costly.
  2. Actual Madrid had been talking to his individuals for some time, they missed the boat as a result of they thought they may get him on a less expensive deal. They don’t pay shit wages.

My key takeaway – he’s on starter wages. Meaning he’s taking Xhaka’s position.

There are rumblings that we’re in for Aurelian Tchouameni. Madrid apparently trying to offload this MONSTER participant for £80m and Arsena; are within the mixer. Now, I really like the thought of this – however I can’t think about we’re going to flood our midfield with one other MUST START signing. We want yet another midfielder, that’ll be protection as a 6 for the following 10 years. Lavia makes extra sense as a result of he can share minutes – I don’t suppose a participant like Caicedo or Tchouameni are on the stage the place they are often rotation choices. I’d think about we’ll go for a lower-tier participant that may develop.


Lastly, phrase is that Rob Holding is OUT this season, however it is perhaps a mortgage. Maintain up – why would we try this? Rob is an excellent participant, he by no means makes errors, we must be getting an honest price for him and he ought to get all the cash he desires so he can pursue his nation music ardour post-retirement. Why can Metropolis promote a reserve crew keeper for £19m however Rob Holding for greater than 68p is a problem?

Oh – watch this area on the back-up keeper entrance. Arsenal are sniffing round names apparently. Clear that Matty T wants minutes subsequent season. He must go do a Leno. I’m positive he’ll get a fantastic transfer. Possibly to Italy like his American brothers? Arsenal will backfill with somebody that may play with the ball at their ft like Ramsdale. There’s a couple of keepers who’re available on the market that may try this. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see what kind of price we’d pay. Turner must be getting us some semi-decent cash.

Btw – did you see Pulisic is leaving Chelsea for £14m. Unreal how low that quantity he’s. Milan need a king’s ransome for his or her gamers, however they plead poverty like the perfect of them when shopping for. He was a £65m participant! Milan getting a cut price there.

Okay – are we good? We’re.

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