The rush towards the end of this transfer window looms, its climatic conclusion and the media hyperbole will be here sooner than we think – you can almost sense the pandemonium going on at the many clubs who are yet to delve into the murky world of spin agents and greedy players!
That’s it guys and gals, it’s called the January Transfer Window.
We at Arsenal have already been linked by all those dodgy transfer outlets, to every Tom, Dick, Manuel and Maxwell on the planet, not recently but since the end of August.
It’s laughable really, but gives us fans a lot of nonsense to debate and I love it….
At the same time we all understand that 95% of what we read on-line, in the Press and hear on the radio is a wind-up, originating in the majority of cases in the wild imagination of some nondescript journo or an agent.
It’s a difficult balancing act that any manager must achieve between keeping a strong squad, keeping everyone happy in that strong squad, whilst having a contingency plan in place to compensate for injuries.
Arsene Wenger has manfully attempted to walk a sensible line despite the clamour for new signings, bringing through some fabulous young players and also attempting to keep the top players we already have.
At the same time though, we as a club have been suffering a raft of defensive injuries.
As much as i’d love to see our manager posing alongside new January signings like Jan Vertonghen, Marco Reus and Lukasz Podolski, it’s not likely to happen.
So it looks like we’ll have to be satisfied by the arrival of some loan signings and the odd veteran.
It would be nice if Ivan the Terrible had one surprise up his sleeve for us this January but he does love his little games of bluff and counter-bluff, usually leading to one of the petro-dollar clubs sweeping in to clean up whilst he hides behind their wealth as his excuse for missing out, again…
That, of course, doesn’t mean that the job of clearing out a few more players who’ve become surplus to requirements cannot be continued this Winter.
That would at least free up some vital finance, which could be re-invested next Summer in some proper transfer business.
We all have our favourites for the exit and I’ll leave that to you to discuss but Arsenal seem to be a club that has to count the pennies, so why do carry a lot of dead-wood?
A tidy sum could be saved by some moving these mediocre players on, that is of course, if some other club will take them?
In the meantime, what I really want to hear, is that Robin Van Persie has signed a new contract…
What a great signing he would be…
Written by Allezkev
We are reported to be interested in defender Scott Dann, again and Vito Mannone would be happy to make his switch to Hull permanent!
Wouldn’t we all?