Six days to go before we can expect some action from Arsenal Football Club, Arsene Wenger, Ivan Gazidis and his team of transfer negotiators.
It’s becoming a bit of an annual event for Arsenal, we wait until the last day of a transfer window before trying to push through some business and I strongly suspect that this deadline day will be no different.
A kind of Arsenal Transfer Day…
I believe that this is partly due to the fear of being gazzumped by the likes of Chelsea/Man City/PSG.
Also no doubt, its ,in an effort to see ‘interested parties’ such as the selling club, the player and the agents, lower their demands, financial demands that is.
Arsenal used this ploy to sign Andrei Arshavin and more recently to snare Mikel Arteta. Everton accepted a sensible fee and Arteta accepted a lower salary to the one that he was on at Everton. No doubt Arteta’s agent had to accept a lower financial adjustment for the ‘work’ he had to do to smooth the transfer, because Arteta wanted the move. Arteta wanted Champion’s League Football too and that was an important part to the deal.
The lure of Champion’s League football is a massive carrot to dangle but the question remains:
Will Arsenal have that carrot this August???
If Arsenal do not have the attraction of the Champion’s League, then watch the links to players like Hazard, Gotze, Podolski and M’Vila disappear. The lack of the CL, will totally hamper the clubs attempts to bring in that quality of player. Even if Arsenal’s attempts to do so, look lame at he moment.
I wonder if that stupid buffoon Peter Hill-Wood has considered those repercussions? Doubtful I suspect!
If the worst comes to the worst, will we see the ‘rats leave the sinking ship’..?
Robin Van Persie will be certain to leave and I suspect, that at 29 [ next August ] and with his history of injuries, that there will be many at the club rubbing their greedy hands at the prospect of a £30 million transfer fee.
That’s another £30million straight into the back-pocket of Stan Kroenke.
Theo Walcott could be just behind him at a cool £20 million. Stan might allow Wenger to spend the Walcott fee just to keep us plebs in check and I’m sure that Arsene could pick up 2 or 3 cheapo Frenchies for £20 million…..
It’s not all bad though…
In will come Joel Campbell and along with him will be Gervinho, Ryo Miyaichi, Benik Afobe and Oxlade-Chamberlain, that’ll be our attacking options for 2012-13.
Rosicky and Arshavin will be replaced in the squad by Coquelin and Frimpong, both being gradually developed to replace Alex Song when he eventually ‘jumps ship’. Coquelin & Frimpong will join our youthful midfield of Ramsey, Wilshere, Diaby, Henderson, Ozyakup, Aneke and that promising youngster Arteta.
Lansbury of course is also a possibility, that’s if the idiots don’t sell him!!
The defence looks reasonably strong and settled, with all our major players on long contracts.
Sagna , Koscielny , Santos , Mertesaker , Djourou , Jenkinson , Gibbs  and Vermaelen  our new captain. Then of course, in come Miquel, Bartley and Yennaris…..
I suppose that Vela is still an outside bet for next season, but to me, he struggles in English football.
Although still on the clubs books, I don’t really think that the likes of Park, Chamakh, Denilson and Bendtner really matter.
Wenger still has some scope and room for manoeuvre to make possible additions to fill those available spots in his 25 man-squad for next season.
Foreigners maybe, that have a burning ambition to ply their trade in the Europa League prehaps?
I know it can sound like doom and gloom but I believe that this squad, even without RVP, Walcott, Arshavin and Rosicky, have the quality to earn a top-four finish next season.
Right now though, I hope by deadline day we get one or two who can push us on to finish 4th this season……
Written by Allezkev