I like Santi better centrally, but he is also quite good on the left. let's not forget our streak at the end had him featuring in that position. depending on who we sign, the real issue is whether you want Poldi/Gervinho wide left and Santi centrally or Santi nominally wide left but drifting in frequently and whoever we sign as a no 10, if it ends up happening. we've also consistently been linked to Nani. that would push santi into the middle.
quote: I like Santi better centrally, but he is also quite good on the left.
Yea I also believe his position next year will be determined by who we sign. He is effective in the middle as well as on the left. We just need to sign someone to help Santi out with creating chances. Right now he is really the only creative force we have.
DB10_AFC LSU Fan Highbury Member since Jun 2012 4025 posts
re: Arsenal 2013/2014 Season Long ThreadPosted by DB10_AFC on 6/21/13 at 1:58 pm to acgeaux129
quote: How plausible is it to get both Nani and Higuain?
It seems we all but wrapped up Higuain. Nani is out of the first 11 at United and shouldn't be too pricey. There are rumors out there that we are still in it for Rooney. Now if we were to sign Rooney that would blow my mind.
crazy4lsu USA Fan Member since May 2005 13864 posts
re: Arsenal 2013/2014 Season Long ThreadPosted by crazy4lsu on 6/23/13 at 12:52 pm to DB10_AFC
If we get Higuain and Felliani I won't know what to do with myself.
I also won't know what we are going to do tactically. Every season we ask for more tactical variation from Wenger, yet this past season we saw more than ever. We went from a deep counter attacking 4-4-1-1 to a possession based 4-2-3-1 with the most diverse, and possibly worst, group of strikers we've ever had. Dare I say we might see the return of the 4-4-2? Higuain and Felliani would certainly help us in that regard.
I'd rather not buy him unless we get rid of TV5. Papadopoulas is a stopper and is entirely unsuited to be the 4th CB. In that situation we would have three stoppers and one defender whose inclination is to cover. I'd rather have two covering defenders with two stoppers. Koscielny is versatile enough to play both, but he's pretty brilliant as a stopper.