Well, what else are we doing in Germany??
Our friendly against FC Cologne is long gone and our next fixture is on Saturday in the Emirates Cup against Boca Juniors, so what is the point in staying out of the UK to train? Are we out there to scout players from German sides, or indeed Germans?
Franck Ribery springs to mind doesn’t he and rumours have been rife over the last few weeks about Arsenal being in talks to sign him but we all scoffed at the story because of the £20 Million fee that was suggested. I did wonder if Bendtner could be involved in any deal for Ribery but him being left in England kind of negates that.
Personally speaking, I’m sure there are other players plying their trade in Germany who would be a lot more use to us than him, especially at that price.
Per Mertesacker – Central Defender, Werder Bremen
Marko Marin – Winger, Werder Bremen
Marcel Schmelzer – Left Back, Borussia Dortmund
Mats Julian Hummels – Central Defender, Borussia Dortmund
That’s just four players in Germany; any one of them would certainly make us a stronger side. Whether or not they are for sale is a different issue but we all know that any player is probably for sale is the right money is offered and that’s where it all falls down for us.
Reports are we’re interested in Alvaro Pereira and it makes sense to link us to every left back on the planet seeing as Clichy is gone but has Wenger not said Gibbs will get his chance?
What about the link to Biglia for £6 Million, this would make sense as we def need a defensive midfielder as we could lose Song and Frimpong to ACON for six weeks in Jan/Feb and then what?
Please no-one mention Diaby….
Is this Biglia the answer though, yes experienced probably hard as nails but he’s only 5’10″?
Sure Makalele wasn’t tall nor is Mascherano but surely we need at least a 6′ 0″ player in central midfield to protect the already inconsistent back four who are susceptible to an average hoof down the pitch…?
I’d rather spend extra money on Yann M’Vila or Moussa Sissoko who are both taller and younger but both experienced players, is it yet not another case of Wenger looking to buy at Lidl…?
Arsene Wenger won’t play that way, he’d rather got take a risk on a cheaper option. Sometimes it works but all too often recently it doesn’t, especially when it comes to buying defenders.
Thankfully the rumours about Phil Jagielka have cooled; I’m just praying that Wenger has his eye on someone much fitter, much better and much taller.
The departure of JET was confirmed yesterday as he signed for Ipswich, sadly it looks like the next Englishman out the door will be Henri Lansbury. Suggestion is that Henri has posted a comment on Twitter which would suggest his career with us is about to come to an end.
Give him two years and he’ll be banging on the door for England, I truly hope Wenger has a re-think on this one.
Oh, and Middlesbrough look as if they will snap up Rhys Murphy very soon, that will be another one gone then…..
What happened to ‘Project Youth’ Arsene?
Is it time for him to admit is failing, how many of our younger players have been deemed not good enough, the same players he said would be the heart of Arsenal in time. The same players he said would be ‘killed’ if he bought experience, well that old line has worn thin, it’s clearly not working is it?
Another one on the way out seems to be Eboue, reports are that he has now agreed personal terms with Turkish club Galatasaray although afc.com are yet to confirm this rumour but they have confirmed that goal keeper James Shea has joined Dagenham & Redbridge on a season long loan.
Well, Wenger is having a busy summer in the transfer window, shame it’s been all about selling rather than buying though – if the Eboue deal goes through, that’s another £4 Million in the AFC Bank Account….
Have a good day all, maybe Cahill will sign today?
However, I strongly suspect that neither he nor anyone else will…..