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Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 15:36

If Partey is in, I think Xhaka might be gone in Jan to help fund a Jan acquisition of Auoar.

Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 15:39

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If Partey is in, I think Xhaka might be gone in Jan to help fund a Jan acquisition of Auoar.

If we are improving that area Xhaka would certainly struggle to get in the team.



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Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: Willy (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 15:40

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Isn't the Partey release clause of 50m euros the same as what Lyon wanted for Aouar?
If we have that much payable upfront, surely we could have got Aouar for that? We were going to them with instalments and swaps, so they say.

I won't pine for Aouar if we sign Partey but the strategy seems confusing. Also the recruitment plan in general given how different the two players are

With Aouar, it was a negotiation. With Partey it isn't. I suspect they have around £80m available to spend and they know they have to spend £45m on Partey so they were trying to negotiate to get Aouar for £35m. Then once that was agreed they knew they could trigger Partey's release clause. But they couldn't get a deal for Aouar for that price, so they've chosen Partey as the first priority over Aouar. Personally, I've said all along that I don't think we could get the best out of a player like Aouar, without having a player like Partey behind him, so i do agree that if we can't get both, we should prioritise partey.

On the recruitment strategy, Partey is the replacement for Torriera, Elneny is the replacement for Guendouzi. Aouar would have been the replacement for Ozil, so I expect we'll be back in for him next summer when Ozil is no longer at the club, or in January if we can get him off the wage bill 6 months early

all speculation of course, but I refuse to believe we will make 0 marquee signings this window.

I hear you, but would it have hurt to get Partey in earlier if we had this money all along? Kolasinac still not confirmed so there's been no cash in since Emi left.

Caz, good point on Saka being a more willing hybrid player than Aouar would be on big wages. Giving Saka time in that position could allow him to grow into a serious player and almost a team emblem as an Academy lad. He will certainly have a better platform with Partey behind him

Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 15:44

I think Partey was the top target. We were trying to get the money reduced for Auoar so that we have enough to pay Partey 's release clause.

Partey is Torreira' s /Guendouzi 's replacement, Auoar would have been ozil 's.

I think Saka and Willian can fill in along with Ceballos for the lack of creativity for another season.

Granted we won't get to see the best possibilities with this team, but Partey is a bigger long term priority.

If you signed Auoar, he would have made a bigger impact in the short term for a season because he can also play on the wings and we desperately need creativity.

But if you want to win the League you need Partey. I think there are replacements for Auoar available, but we have needed a Viera type player for more than a decade now. Saka+Willian can possibly match Auoar 's output partially.

We bought ozil when we needed a striker.. I'm glad we are smashing the 35mn we paid for xhaka to do something about a profile (tall athletic ball winner+carrier) we have neglected for a decade.

Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: plonky (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 16:00

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If Partey is in, I think Xhaka might be gone in Jan to help fund a Jan acquisition of Auoar.

If we are improving that area Xhaka would certainly struggle to get in the team.

or we could move Xhaka further forward as an AM option.

Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 16:22

Auoar should never have been our priority signing.



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Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 16:40

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If Partey is in, I think Xhaka might be gone in Jan to help fund a Jan acquisition of Auoar.

If we are improving that area Xhaka would certainly struggle to get in the team.

or we could move Xhaka further forward as an AM option.
He can't turn to save his life, cannot be played as an AM. But can definitely be used strategically as a Sub to get crosses from the left (he's better than both saka and Tierney when it comes to this, watch the closing stages of games he played on the left under emery) and to score goals from the edge of the area.

But can't see him starting many games and some be used to find Auoar in Jan if that is really a possibility.



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Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 16:54

[youtu.be]

Granted this old but if you have patience you will get a fair idea ofhow he likes to play into feet etc and the structure needed around him.



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Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 17:34

Signing Gabriel, Aubameyang and Partey are going to be game changing events for the future.

Even if we don't get the kind of results you guys expect, we will feel absolute joy watching these 3 play.

Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 17:34

Guendo has gone on season long loan to HB its on @#$%&.com



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Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: TheReMarkable (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 17:58

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Signing Gabriel, Aubameyang and Partey are going to be game changing events for the future.
Even if we don't get the kind of results you guys expect, we will feel absolute joy watching these 3 play.

This!

Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 18:55

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Guendo has gone on season long loan to HB its on @#$%&.com
Good riddance. Was a fan when he broke through cause it was refreshing to see someone with mobility over xhaka. The moment emery played him as a 10, he started trying to play final balls and holding onto the ball much more than in his first 4-5 games for us.

It was much like wilshere playing barca vs what he became one he got the nos 10 jersey.

Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 19:38

Some reports that Partey is in London.



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Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 20:01

Its a fact that Arsenal have offered the fee in full so its just a matter of completing the formalities



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Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 20:17

Sky reporting breaking news.
Arsenal trigger release clause.

They only need a lawyer now.
Don't have to talk to Madrid at all.



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Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 20:33

ARSENAL have met Thomas Partey's £45million release clause - but reportedly did not tell Atletico Madrid of the bid.

The LaLiga side will be powerless to stop their man heading to North London if his buyout is met

All the Gunners had to do was deposit the funds with the Spanish football authorities, at which point personal terms and a medical can be finalised.

However, the club are still racing against time to complete the final details of the move.



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Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 21:00

Reports are it's a 5 year deal.
250k a week .



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Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: weedz (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 21:05

Oh I hope this is correct.
Partey Time.



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Re: Time to Partey
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 21:10

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Oh I hope this is correct.
Partey Time.

You just getting up Weedz ?
11 0 clock our time Deadline finishes.
Hopefully this will go through



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Re: It could be time to Partey (merged thread)
Posted by: BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2020 21:24

If this was the plan, why wait until deadline day and then have to do all this rushing and faffing about?



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