Do these sort of headlines from the media take Arsenal fans for gullible and naive idiots or does it just show how desperate the media are to sell a paper or get a hit on their websites.
It seems it’s a daily occurrence that we read that “Arsenal lose out on deal with Rivals” “Arsenal miss out on superstar international”…. Really, did we indeed… Says who…?
We then read or are told that a player whom a paper linked us with signing six months ago has signed with Bradford City (no disrespect to Brandford City intended) Well “IF” we were ever looking to sign such a player then why would he then sign for someone else…?
The media have used Remy, Aurier and several others in the past few days alone, If we were in for these players and they have signed for another team then surely it is us who have decided not to buy these players. We were told Remy demanded a large salary which we obviously didn’t think was worth paying so he’s signed for Lfc who seem to want to pay anything for anyone just to make up for loosing Gnasher to Barca. Hardly us loosing out is it.
So many outrageous headlines are met with a player signing for a club that just makes Arsenal fans laugh yet a mainstream newspaper thinks that it warrants a headline.
The best way to look at this is in fact to realise that Arsenal are huge news…. Agents know this, players looking for a new club or a new contract know this and so does the media. When a player is linked to Arsenal their profile is raised, their name is bandied around and surely if Arsenal are looking to buy this player other teams must look at trying to buy him because he must be very good.
The down side to all this drivel in the papers and the media is that many fans think we have genuinely missed out on run of the mill players or players that we simply never wanted in the first place. We then have fans disgruntled with why are we not buying more players why are we not active in the transfer window, why are we not spending……. We have so far done some sound business and there is more to come but when you look at years gone by the next few weeks are notoriously quite in the transfer window for the majority of clubs. Managers are assessing their squads and looking to see if younger players step up or older player look their age. Where are we needing players and which players are also looking to maybe leave..? The last two weeks in August is when things pick up again and I think that’s when Arsenal will again become very active in the transfer market. We have huge cash reserves and we can for once throw our weight around with the finances at our disposal but until then lets just laugh at the media rubbish and the fact they like to try and tell us that Arsenal have lost out on players that we never wanted or who we turned down…!
Have a good day.