Arsenal old boy Frank McLintock has been talking about our summer signings and he’s less than impressed! In an interview with The Daily Star he’s reported as saying:
I’m sorry to say it but I’m not impressed with the names Arsene has brought in.
If we’d signed Arteta two seasons ago I would have said ‘great’.
I thought Arteta was a superb player who would have been just right for Arsenal and the way they play the game. But since then he’s been injured and was injured for a lot of last season as well.
I think if they get in the top four that would be their best hope. I can’t see them ever overtaking Manchester United with this team, or Man City.
It’s going to be really, really tough this year for Arsenal and I don’t think the fans are going to be too kind to them.
I think they’ve just got a little fed up with all the promises and everything else that has been going on at Arsenal for the past six years and because of the expense of going to the club.
I think we have all learned that no matter what Arsenal Football Club do, it will never be enough for some will it?
We have all said that we’d hoped for a M’vila, Hazard, Cahill or Mata signing to come in but we didn’t get that and now it’s time to accept the players he has bought and get behind them. McLintock professes to be an Arsenal man but writing off our players already is hardly likely to give them confidence if they read his words. Nor will it help by stating fans are going to give Wenger a hard time, starting on Saturday when we are at home to Swansea.
How he thinks that adding a German international centre half, a Korean goal scorer, two experienced midfielders, a Brazilian left back, an Ivorian winger and a future England international winger won’t make us stronger I just don’t know!
Of course they will make our squad stronger, not as strong as if we’d spent all of what we’d made on player sales, we all know that but the club didn’t do that so we have what we have.
Oh, and try telling Everton fans that Arteta is passed his best, I don’t think they’ll agree, they are gutted to see him leave.
Now is the time to support, not try and wind up the fans even more Frank…
We don’t have a bad run of fixtures up until the New Year, let’s see where this team is then before we start listening to people write them off and don’t forget, there’s always January….
Do you agree with McLintock??
Have a good day all…..