Arsenal could be after a £20m+ midfielder! by KJ
The ever reliable @AFCAMDEN has released some more inside info on how Wenger is planning his final assault on the transfer market. Here are his specific tweets:
“Wenger’s on the look out for “A top, top class midfielder”. Looking to spend up to £20m on the right player. Reluctant to buy average/unproven”
Wenger would’ve bought by now; money available, options out there. I’ve got the feeling he’s after someone he thought he couldn’t get.
This is some very interesting and exciting news. For those who don’t follow him or don’t use Twitter, this guy is as reliable as they come. He called the Niang trial at Arsenal 5 days before the media picked up on it. He was first to the Cazorla deal and also called Wilshere getting the No.10 as well. It’s safe to say that we should really take what he says as the truth.
I’m surprised that Wenger has been looking at midfielders that are pushing the £20m mark. Not only would it break our transfer record, but it would definitely show a change in policy.
Wenger himself made it clear that he would only be interested in VERY special midfielders, as he said yesterday: “My approach is that we have a very strong squad but if one or two opportunities arise we will take it,” he said.
“We are still in the market in some positions. We have experienced players in midfield like Arteta, Cazorla and Rosicky plus some young very promising players like Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Coquelin and one or two in between age-wise like Diaby, who is coming back.
“We will only take players who have something special. We believe we have a very strong team and if we find the special player, we will do it.
“There’s always a lot going on in the last week – in and out. We have some players who can go out, but overall there is always something happening in the last week. I have a clear idea of what I want to do, if it happens, it happens.”
There are a few players being hailed as the Alex Song successor and they all come from the Premier League. They are Tiote, Fellaini and Dembele.
Tiote: He’s a good player. He’s very strong defensively. However, he is not Arsenal quality. His passing isn’t what it should be and he seems reckless. I honestly believe he’s just a rubbish version of Song. We should steer clear of him.
Fellaini: This guy is slowly but surely proving to be one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. He absolutely dominates games and being so young, he has plenty of time to get better. Don’t be surprised if he actually reaches the heights that Yaya Toure has set. He’s that good. The only problem is, he’ll easily cost upwards of £25m.
Dembele: I’m a big fan of him. He is versatile and can really add that extra dimension to our team. He obviously has that vital Premier League experience which Wenger seems to be looking for.
I’m pleasantly surprised that Wenger is willing to spend £20m+ on the right player. I just hope he can get either Fellaini or Dembele. It’ll change the face of the club.