Arsenal signing Mahrez and others is unrealistic! By Konstantin
Good day to all of you lovely Arsenal people! With the summer going as quietly as ever for us, amongst rare rumours, the Mirror suggest we might be preparing a bid for Riyad Mahrez and Alexandre Lacazette.
Now this is one of those Arsenal stories I just think we pay the media to launch so it’d look like we’re doing something. Although I’d be much happier to see Mahrez rather than Theo on the pitch I don’t believe we’d go through another £42 million for a one season wonder. We won’t do reckless spending as our CEO said in the media, so I doubt we’d pay the same money for him as we did for Ozil. As for Lacazette – you know, a French striker that looks good, Arsene, our history with French players. You see where I’m coming from?
The problem is the media is coming from the same sources with no real truth behind this. We have a dire need for players to improve some positions, but I’d be less than surprised if we don’t sign anybody there. It’s happened so many times before, why would it change now? Players prices have skyrocketed. Average players sell at £30 million a piece, but a players is worth as much as someone is willing to pay for him, not as much as Arsene thinks. And with the absurd TV money the premier league generates it makes it possible.
I hardly believe that this inflating balloon will last forever. No employees departure costs £100 million like United are trying for Pogba. How far will this get? It’s uncertain that it could last too long, but truth is rich PL clubs like ourselves can go and spend those prices to get the talent they need to fight for the crown.
Put a decent winger alongside Ozil and Alexis and a 20 goals a season striker and we would add at least 10 points to our season tally. Per admitted himself it was a miracle we finished second. Why do we need to always cover our eyes when the problem is so obvious?
And before I hear “the window is long, blah, blah”, it is just as long as last summer and it’ll be a giant mistake leaving the transfers for the last minute like we always do, only in case we start the season really bad. But that’s enough rant from me. Hopefully I’ll be proven wrong.