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What Changes Would You Make At Your Premier League Club In the January Transfer Window?

changes bowie What Changes Would You Make At Your Premier League Club In the January Transfer Window?

We’re getting closer and closer to the January transfer window, which is an opportune time for some Premier League clubs to make corrections to their side. Who do they need to offload, and which positions do they need to buy for?

Post your suggestions in the comments section below.

In the meantime, I’ve provided some suggestions of my own for a few of the Premier League clubs.

Arsenal: After the Gunners defeat against Swansea this past weekend, Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla says the team is too unpredictable. I think what he meant to say was that the club is too inconsistent. Unpredictable they are not. If anything, the issue with Arsenal is that their attacks are far too predictable. There’s not enough creative edge up front for Arsenal, and it’s easy for opponents to stifle Arsenal’s attacks.

How do you fix this? I think Arsenal has the players to turn things around, but it’s going to take manager Arsene Wenger to quit being so stubborn. The French gaffer needs to try some different attacking options — giving Walcott and Podolski more opportunities to start matches as a central striker. Have both players compete against each other to see who deserves the position. And then rotate in Giroud as needed.

Manchester United: United’s defense is a mess. Patrice Evra is nowhere near as good as he once was for United. Jonny Evans is an accident waiting to happen. It’s time for Rio Ferdinand to move on (Sunderland seems to be a club that many United players are put out to pasture). Da Silva is no Gary Neville. And Nemanja Vidic is a crock right now.

Manchester United desperately need to reinforce their defensive options if they have any hope of making it through to the latter stages of the Champions League. Buttner was a good addition, but Ferguson will need to bend the arms of the Glazers to convince them to pony up for an expensive, qualified defender who can stop United leaking goals.

Queens Park Rangers: Rip up the hymn sheet and start all over again. The biggest weakness continues to in defense. Rangers need a couple of stronger, taller defenders who know how to deal with balls flying into the box, which has been QPR’s achilles heel for the past two seasons. Get rid of Anton Ferdinand. Ship Fabio Da Silva back to United. And look for defenders who can compete for places in this team.

Swansea: None. Seriously. The quality and harmony among the squad right now is perfect. I wouldn’t touch a thing. If some major offers come in for a Swansea player or two, that may change things. But otherwise, I would leave things as they are and continue to rotate the squad and, if the Swans reach 40 points, start to play some of the youngsters to give them some real match experience.

Post your suggestions in the comments section below.


About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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