The window has only just opened, are you sure? by GW
I just read a post that talks about us only being 18 days into a 63 day transfer period. Many people that think they are in the know, say that the window opened in July.
Not sure how we signed Granit when we did then, in fact if memory serves me correctly, we signed Podolski when we were still playing in that season.
I‘m sure someone will tell me you can agree terms with a club and player but it doesn’t become official until July. If that were the case then why did we have pictures of Granit on arsenal.com before the Euros?
I think the point to all of this is if you sign your players early, they bed into the team, join in pre-season games and are ready to go at the start of the season. That to me is not only common sense, it makes the fans happy.
I keep reading about Higuain and his ridiculous buyout clause, why does that keep getting mentioned? First of all we would never pay it, and secondly he isn’t that good. If Wenger didn’t sign him for £32mil he sure as hell isn’t going to pay more for someone that is almost 29.
Why didn’t Cesc, RVP, Nasri, Adebayor, TH14 and all the other players we sold on the cheap have buyout clauses?
Wenger seems obsessed with buying potential, yes he bought Bellerin and Anelka from a young age that worked out, but what about all the other young hopefuls that didn’t. Wellington Silva, Nordveit Havard, Senderos, Djourou, Ryo, Bendtner, Lupoli, Miguel and not to mention those we currently have that we were left drooling over (at the time) such as Krystian Bielik who we were told was the new DM we needed.
I know I sound negative but we need to stop buying all these kids that rarely make it and spend some cash on what we need now. Such as Mahrez, he’s available and cheap. Or maybe even a punt on Marco Reus?
Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga 4 years on the spin, and each year bought at least 3 top players, maybe we should try doing that, the other way hasn’t worked.
Wenger got shot of TH14 because he had 2 jobs. Wenger himself is a pundit, but that’s okay? I think he gave TH14 an ultimatum because he hates people around him that aren’t yes men. And he does like a yes man. Perhaps if he spent a summer concentrating on the team that pays him £8mill a year, we may do a little better. Maybe.