Take serious look on Butland and Lascelles for next season
Posted by: Goonz (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 13:54

Arsenal should take a serious look at Stoke keeper Jack Butland and Newcastle centre back Jamaal Lescalles for next season.

Both Butland and Lescalles are upcoming english talents and have potential to be england internationals and from their performances this season it would not be long before that happens. Arsenal needs to standby a potential replacement for Petr Cech next season who is getting to the end of his career as David Ospina is not the answer and Butland fits the bill as he is a good shot stopper and have experience in the league rather than a foreign keeper. And with Gunners now playing a back three, Lascelles is a good strong centre back to have. Lascelles is 23years old but is already captain which shows he has leadership qualities which arsenal is in need of. He is strong in the air and getting better in his positional play under Rafa Benitez and with another season in premier league he will gain more experience and become a better player and leader.

Arsenal have been linked with both players in the past and next season would be no better time than to make a serious effort to bring them to the emirates.

Re: Take serious look on Butland and Lascelles for next season
Posted by: Willy (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 14:54

They will both potentially be quite overpriced, don't you think?

Re: Take serious look on Butland and Lascelles for next season
Posted by: MattySadler (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 16:07

I'm sure we've already had a few looks at Butland. He won't come cheap but it'll be a worthwhile investment for somebody who could be our #1 for the next 10 years or more.

Lascelles has been great so far this season and is well worth keeping an eye on. Newcastle don't mind selling for the right fee as well.

Re: Take serious look on Butland and Lascelles for next season
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 22:32

Butland decided to join Stoke City to play regular football.
Like Pickford, he will not come to sit on the bench as No. 2 to Cech.

Re: Take serious look on Butland and Lascelles for next season
Posted by: litmus (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2017 12:46

Quote:
Merlion96
Butland decided to join Stoke City to play regular football.
Like Pickford, he will not come to sit on the bench as No. 2 to Cech.

Exactly, I read we made an approach for Butland some years ago when he was at Birmingham but he wasn't keen as he wanted to be the main keeper. He won't come to play second fiddle behind Cech, and the reason Cech came to us is he didn't want to play second fiddle to Courtois at Chelsea.

Re: Take serious look on Butland and Lascelles for next season
Posted by: Optimistic Gunner (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2017 17:45

Cech should be sold (he is on decline) and replaced by a young and promising but already established (preferably in the PL) GK and Butland fits that bill very well.

However we all know that Wenger is not going do this.

At this rate Wenger is gonna leave Arsenal in much worse position than SAF did with Man U. I can't help but wonder if this is intentional too.



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Re: Take serious look on Butland and Lascelles for next season
Posted by: MattySadler (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2017 19:52

I used to know a girl who claimed to be dating a young Jamaal Lascelles about six or seven years ago (never believed her...), but she reckoned we were interested in him way back when he was a 17/ 18 year old.

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