Arsene Wenger only knows one way to run a transfer window these days… that’s badly. He admitted he had a ‘problem’ with managing the window and in the next breath said he wouldn’t ever entertain a Director of Football to help him. Anyway, things didn’t used to be like this, he signed ten players in 2000 and five in 2001. He’s trying to rework our memories to believe that life has always been like this. He’s going into tonight with an idea of what he might like… but no idea of who he’ll get. Bad management whatever way you look at it.
The first team issues that need taking care of right away are the keeping area and the striking area. That must happen right away. I have no idea who we could buy up front, the simple fact is at the highest level, Giroud isn’t cutting it. Not just from a finishing perpective, but from a mobility one. He’s not fast enough and he’s not clinical enough. Goalkeeper wise, it’s simple… sign Begovic. He’s probably the best keeper in the league. Stoke have a back-up ready to take his place, so they’ll look to sell if they can. Managers always undervalue keepers. If you pay £15m for a 26-year-old now… he could be good for ten years.
Errrr… everybody. We have 11 fit bodies. We can’t sell anyone. Things are so bad at Arsenal right now, we’ve had to bring Nik B back in from the dark as our second striker. A total shambles really. But this is Arsene Wenger in the Emirates era, a shadow of his former self, a man drifting into an area of the football swimming pool that is out of his depth.
An Arsenal fan tweeted this on Sunday night. “We’re pretty rubbish at deadline day signings. Last time we went crazy we spent money on Arteta (win), Mertesacker (win), Benayoun (not terrible), Santos (worst left back ever) and Park Chu-young (who?).” He has a good point, Arsene Wenger believes in young new talent rather than pay big money for already Super Stars. But before he signed Santi Cazorla from Malaga, not a lot of people knew who he was and he has turned out to be one of the best midfielders not just in the Premier League but the World, if you disagree one would say you havent got the slightest clue in Football.