- Sep 13, 2015
Small sample size but you'd have to think if Oxlade continues to stay fit and have no adverse reaction from his injuries he will be a huge part of the team. Didn't seem to have lost any of his agility, pace etc. The quick feet he showed to get the chance was like him last year when he was a dominant force from center midfield driving into the box.Looking like we've settled on 433 so exploring the midfield I think next season we will see;
Number 6; Fabinho, Wijnaldum cover, Henderson emergency cover.
More balanced number 8; Anyone from Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum and even Milner if still around.
More offensive number 8; Ox is still the main man. Keita and Henderson have been showing more and more though so less reason for reinforcements. Think Wilson (hopefully), Jones/other academy kids and maybe Shaqiri could all give an option here from time to time.
Think Grujic can either stay on loan another year or move on if that's what he wants. Unless someone leaves there's likely no room for him for at least a couple of seasons. Milner, if he stays, is more likely to get game time at fullback.
Still think we are nailed on to sign Sessegnon, just can't see a downside to that transfer.