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Discussion in 'Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International' started by HatterDon, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    Not Fulham here, but while enjoying watching this season's Liverpool squad, I found myself wondering if the transfer fee Southampton got for Virgil Van Dijk was worth it. It pretty much guaranteed the Saint's demise and turned Liverpool into a juggernaut.

    Similarly, I'm still puzzling about Man U and Arsenal's decision making also in the winter market. Who at Arsenal decided that Mkhtaryan was a good swap for Alexi Sanchez -- especially when playing with Aubameyang? Sanchez made his own chances and created them for the rest of The Gunners attackers. Aubameyang is NOT that kind of striker. He's a finisher and nothing else. And Mik is primarily a lateral passer. This "trade" pretty much doomed The Gunners ... not that this is making me cry.

    Of course, the "trade" was bad for United as well. Sanchez is a free-running spirit on the pitch -- much like Liverpool's Salah, but The Special One doesn't allow that kind of football. Fine, i suppose, but why in the world would you sign a player and then not allow him to play his game. I didn't see the City-United match, but every time I've seen United play with Sanchez in the lineup, his frustration was obvious. And yesterday's loss to WBA was the classic example.

    Why I don't make a dime out of football continues to amaze me!

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  2. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA
    HD, I think some of it is ‘save face get a name’ philosophy Arsenal has adopted for last 5+ seasons. They don’t seem to have any clue on whether or not a player fits in. I agree on Sanchez under The Semi-Special One. Didn’t think it would work, and it hasn’t so far.
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