Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a less regular starter of late in the Gunners' side but, like many at the Emirates (ex-Blues target Lucas Perez among them), could wait to see what happens with Arsene Wenger's future at the end of the season.
Brazilian Walace, meanwhile, is said to be wanted by Stoke City. His role as a defensive midfielder would probably make him an unlikely target for Ronald Koeman and Steve Walsh given how well stocked Everton are in that part of the pitch.
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1 Posted 22/02/2017 at 08:55:57
2 Posted 22/02/2017 at 09:26:13
Having said that, I have always rated Oxlade-Chamberlain and at 23 he's got a huge career ahead of him still if he can put his injury problems to bed. He's quick, strong, skillful and crucially a very hard worker who I've seen be just as effective in central midfield as out on the wing. Perhaps he suffers from the Rodwell syndrome of having never nailed down a place.
While the Ox is mainly about pace and power, perhaps what we lack more is guile and that might be provided by another Arsenal fringe player. I'd take a good look at Aaron Ramsey, I've always thought he possessed great speed of thought and creativity in the final third and that is something we are definitely a bit short on.
Can't imagine either player would be cheap but I would be happy to see them in Blue.
3 Posted 22/02/2017 at 11:34:05
4 Posted 22/02/2017 at 12:17:32
5 Posted 22/02/2017 at 12:33:16
6 Posted 22/02/2017 at 13:04:31
7 Posted 22/02/2017 at 13:39:34
8 Posted 22/02/2017 at 13:42:42
I think both targets are unlikely as midfielders are not top priority at the moment.
9 Posted 22/02/2017 at 14:04:36
This however could be down to Wenger's decline as the man is past his sell by date.
If he is available get him for a decent fee but somehow I see more potential in Lookman.
10 Posted 22/02/2017 at 16:19:35
Arsenal's season has fallen apart since Carzorla got injured now that is the type of player we should looking for. He's the spark.
11 Posted 22/02/2017 at 19:28:26
12 Posted 22/02/2017 at 19:53:33
13 Posted 22/02/2017 at 20:20:26
New CB , cover for Rom and new contracts for Ross and Rom are priority!
14 Posted 22/02/2017 at 20:35:40
Unless it becomes a solid speculation about the rocks-of-ages-to-come that are needed to provide the foundations for the aforementioned by-nature flimsy (as proved by the RM!) attacking prowess of the Mighty and Reborn School of Science!
15 Posted 23/02/2017 at 00:38:30
I like the guy and living in North London, they are fond of him, but he wouldn't move North and we have Tom Davies who is similarly a box-to-box player.
Lazy, lazy red tops.
16 Posted 23/02/2017 at 00:55:35
The price would have to be right, but as he's English and only 23, I'd imagine his price is certainly no less than £20m.
I like Ox but I have a little feeling his ability to play in many positions could be his own downfall.
If we got him in he needs a position (right mid would be my choice), and he needs leaving alone and allowing to get a run of games to become what his potential says he can be.
I'd also guess a good few sides would want him, and not just Everton.
As for Walace, well I've never seen him play, but I'd guess he's a no go as he's a defensive mid and we have 45 of them already.
17 Posted 23/02/2017 at 04:47:08
Ramsey... another story I think he's a great player, but perhaps injury prone, and would he get in our first XI?? Maybe he would have to displace Barkley.
18 Posted 23/02/2017 at 11:10:55
19 Posted 23/02/2017 at 15:10:36
20 Posted 23/02/2017 at 17:37:14
21 Posted 23/02/2017 at 20:24:16
In two years time, we will have a very good team as long as Ron stays to see out his project.
22 Posted 24/02/2017 at 23:18:25
And as for the Hamburg player, let him go to Fulham or West Ham
23 Posted 25/02/2017 at 18:04:09
I thought Bryan was unlucky and Gibson was a yarddog. Pieannar injured as per usual. 11 years of Moyes, who has proved to be a total plonker; he will be sacked in 48 hours.
24 Posted 26/02/2017 at 16:52:55
25 Posted 26/02/2017 at 17:38:55
26 Posted 28/02/2017 at 12:11:07
27 Posted 01/03/2017 at 21:49:13
- a central defender;
- a cover for left back (or indeed a replacement);
- a good goal-scoring forward, as an extra or cover.
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