THIS TRANSFER WINDOW HAS BEEN NOT WHAT WE WERE LED TO BELIEVE.. by Neil
At the end of the season, upon extending his contract for a further two years (we wont go into that), Wenger promised an active transfer window. We all assumed that meant acquisitions. We never dreamt it would mean sales. So to date we have sold Szczesny, Gabriel, Oxlade Chamberlain, Gibbs is close to going – as his Mustafi……and two players in.
I read today Gibbs is close to leaving for 5 million. How is it that he’s worth so little despite being an England international yet Johnny Evans is being talked about in the region of 30 million? Or that Gabriel was sold for 10 million?
Here’s the one that’s really got me…..Liverpool are reported to be ready to offer 75 million for Lemar, you know the lad we’ve been allegedly close to signing since the opening day of the transfer window but that Monaco refuse to sell. Refuse or just not willing to do business with a club that are incapable of making serious offers?
I think if Lemar ends up at Liverpool then it confirms, if there were any doubt, our club is either an incredibly unattractive option for any player worth his salts to consider, that we are inept at negotiating – or actually both.
As of this moment, and according to newspaper numbers, we have spent 52 million and earned in the region 60 million with Gibbs and Mustafi pending bits of business to add to that total. So far from spending 100 million we have actually made a profit of 8 million….
I watched DT being interviewed on Arsenal fan TV after the Liverpool destruction and while his rant was justified it didn’t really offer any suggestion as to how we would bring about change in our club. The fact that the media, Ian Wright, Thierry Henry and Martin Keown, have gone on record to describe the situation as a crisis highlights how bad things are.
I urge the more pragmatic within our group to make positive and realistic suggestions on how we can force change…