The Arsenal Rebuild – Fixing Holes (Pre-season)

Blog post #3

As seen in my first post the Arsenal squad is pretty well rounded. However, with my decision to try and play Sanchez up top as a complete striker, I felt we were left a little thin in the AML position. This was to be my main focus of the summer window.

I also pointed out that with the fairly long injuries to Mertesacker and Paulista, we needed some back-up in the centre-back position.

Here is what I did with the £40,000,000 budget given to me.

transfers in

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The Arsenal Rebuild – Squad Report (Season 1)

Blog post #2

As you may have guessed by the title of this post, I’m taking charge of Arsenal. As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted a short save as FM18 is just around the corner. The time between now and it’s release date (10th November) will enable me to experiment with my blog and try new ways of structuring how I lay out my posts. Any feedback is of course welcome.

With that out of the way, let’s get into it the squad report.

Appointment

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