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Daily Discussion - 14 May 2024

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  • Walters apparently refused our contract offer and is leaving. Those early PL draws in the cups are gonna come back to bite us huh.

    • It's going to keep happening, unfortunately. On one hand, the level of our academy had to catch up with the senior squad's improvement, but at the same time, it's very disappointing to see almost none of our academy players get a run out.

      • @sensiblepuffin @Astrealix it's a reflection of just how strong our XI is but also of Arteta's reluctance to rotate. Maybe next season will feature deeper EFL & FA Cup runs against some sides outside the Prem, giving academy players more chances

        • I kind of disagree with Arteta's attitude that we have to try and win every single match (with regards to the cups). I would much prefer we play a core of Odegaard + Saliba + Gabriel, then slot in as many academy up-and-comers as possible. I'm sick of seeing Saka booted up and down the pitch (even harder than usual) and our entire squad's fitness depleted for no real reward.

          • Tbf he does rotate in the cups, the problem is that the fringe players aren't good enough to win lmfao. The fringe players do need game time. My main complaint was just that game against PSV we coulda rotated more, but it is the Champions League and we did already rotate some.

      • We've got a few in the next group that will make it, I think. Nwaneri, MLS, both seem like Premier League is reasonably attainable. And eventually there's good vibes on Dowman and Obi as well tho ofc it's wayyyyyy too early to tell for both of those.