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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Great piece, and I love that arrested development meme!

I would love to see him come to Arsenal as he’s one of the most technically gifted players with speed and acceleration that I’ve seen and he’s more than willing to put in the defensive work. But, the price does concern me in terms of wages (and in terms of transfer fee if it gets to 60M+). That said, I have to think that if Arsenal have already ironed out personal terms, his wages will be coming down considerably from his time at Chelsea.

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Jun 18, 2023·edited Jun 18, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Superb piece Billy. One thing that I worry with Havertz in the team is that Rice's strengths may be under-utilized (especially if Rice is deployed at the bottom of a diamond). I was honestly hoping that Rice performs the role that Xhaka performed, until the Havertz links messed up my calculus. That said, I do agree with you- there is a player in there, and a damn good one. There are a few people who can fix him, and Mikel is one of those.

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Jun 17, 2023·edited Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

King Kai Donkey Kong!

Thanks Billy, now I'm infatuated with another player I hadn't even considered 5 minutes ago. The price is hard to comprehend but hey, the red peppers in the shop across the road have increased by 150% since the so-called price of living crisis started so who knows how much a living breathing footballer should be these days.

Great write up as per.

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Landed here courtesy of LeGrove on Twitter — and am I glad I did!

Great read!

I'm in the 'positive view' side of this potential transfer; the article just reinforced that belief.

Let's hope for that King Kai magic at the carpet in a few weeks!

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Great read

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Great article and fun read!

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Thanks for the thread.

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Fantastic analysis. I agree Havertz would be a savvy signing, if don't pay more than 60 million (ideally closer to 50).

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

Great article. Sold on him for £55M.

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Jun 17, 2023·edited Jun 17, 2023Liked by Billy Carpenter

the sigh kavertz vs king kai maps are wild in that he was essentially playing on two different teams if i'm reading them correctly. the chelsea situation is such a basket case that it must be really challenging to assess players coming from there, but, to be reductive, buying talent and effort seems to be a good strategy. it's going to work for us babyyy!

thanks again billy for a great read!

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