Wenger’s tough transfer choices by Sam P
Even though the summer transfer window does not open for another couple of weeks, there have already been hunders, possibly thousands, of different Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with players from World Cup and Champions League winners to unheard of but ‘promising’ youngsters.
I feel for Arsene Wenger though, I really do, because the Frenchman is the man who takes the criticism if a transfer does not work out, while he never seems to get the same credit, say for the signing of someone like Alexis Sanchez. And this summer is arguably the most important of his time at Arsenal.
Quite simply, the manager has to get it right, because we have to lift the Premier League trophy next May. So he has to get some good transfer work done while also looking after the great team spirit and balance that we have showed since January.
Does that mean simply bringing in good players to cover in case we are hit by the same sort of injury problems that saw the likes of Giroud, Arteta, Ozil, Wilshere, Walcott and Welbeck miss large chunks. Or does Wenger need to improve on what we have and keep some of our current players as the back up choices?
I ask this question because I really am not sure. I like to think that without injuries, Arsenal already have a squad capable of topping the table and even going much further in the Champions League but am I just kidding myself?