Forget the transfer fees and wages for a minute as I’m sure we all know we have money to spend, IF Arsene Wenger wanted to spend it.
When did Arsene Wenger last sign a true world-class player?
Don’t get me wrong, Wenger has signed many players who have turned out to be top class, like Pires, Vieira, Henry etc, but when he actually signed them, most were either unhappy or struggling with the club they were at.
Even Dennis Bergkamp was labelled a flop in Milan the season before we signed him and he wasn’t even a Wenger capture.
So why doesn’t he sign the big guys, why doesn’t he want competition within the squad?
We have all said for a long time that we lack depth in our squad, especially if we compare ourselves to the two Manchester sides and the two other London sides but why?
Could it be that Wenger doesn’t want there to be unrest in the club, big egos and strops when he has to put a big name on the bench?
Can you imagine Arsene Wenger dealing with the likes of Tevez or Balotelli?
Go back to Jay Bothroyd, he had a strop and the next thing he knew he was out of the club, and Arshavin, suggestion is he sulked afer not getting playing time – off he went to Zenit on loan. Arshavin clearly had a chip on his shoulder, it showed each time he cam onto the pitch, his head was down and he ‘couldn’t be bothered. Why couldn’t Wenger change that?
We aren’t interested in Vertonghen apparently, we weren’t ever really in the running for Hazard either, why not?
They are just the kind of players we need.
Vertonghen is reportedly not wanting to join us and fight for a starting place but maybe Wenger doesn’t want to deal with a situation like that either?
Why else would he sign the likes of Silvestre, Squillaci, Cygan, Senderos etc – why?
My guess is it’s because they are/were all happy to play a bit part, where as much better players will be chomping at the bit, moaning and having a sulk.
Maybe Arsene Wenger doesn’t know how to handle them or want to have to handle them….
Depth and strength is what we need to be competitive, not just a squad that after the first thirteen or fourteen players, are happy sitting on the bench…..
Come on Arsene, go get us a couple of players that will give bit more to this squad, and with it, but a bit of pressure on those who have it a bit too easy, it could bring out the best in them.
According to the Sunday Mirror, we have joined the race to sign the Crewe’s 18 year old Nick Powell. Manchester United had been favourites to secure his signature but now we and Chelsea are in the running.
That’s it guys and gals, have a great day whatever you are up to…