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The Gunners start afresh...

Arsene has left Arsenal, and the board opted to appoint me to rebuild after his departure.
Started on 30 July 2014 by Chris 97
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Pre season summary


Our pre season games did not go to plan. We managed one win in five games, against PAOK Salonika. We got draws against Rubin Kazan and Amkar and losses against our U21 team and Racing Club. Brought in some signings before the league kicks off, Matthias Ginter for £12.5m from Freiburg and Lee Nicholls for £3.2m. This gave us more homegrown players in the side and allowed me to terminate Emiliano Viviano's loan deal and cut the wage slightly.

Still looking for a left back, but the hunt for defensive midfielders is over after bringing in Mathias Ginter, who can play throughout the centre of the field. Tottenham is our opening game of the season at home, so a win in front of our fans against our biggest rivals would be fantastic.
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I forgot to mention that we had an injury to Kwadwo Asamoah in early September that resulted to him being out for over 3 months. He is still injured and will be back in early January. What got worse is that Mikel Arteta, another one of our defensive midfielders in our 4-3-3 became injured for 3 months. After Asamoah was injured I used the 4-2-3-1, but Ginter was central midfielder who would act as the tackler and marker. He could operate anywhere in the centre, which was useful, to move from the 4-3-3, a 4-2-3-1 or the 5-3-2 during the game. I hope to sell some players and gain some funds from the board to buy a more conventional defensive midfielder in January, as Asamoah is not a natural in the position and I hope to move onto a 3-5-2/5-3-2 as the squad becomes stronger.
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