Arsenal will be wildly reshaped soon. by Konstantin Mitov
The end of an era! Alexis is gone and we’ve won 4:1. Now let’s be real, we’re not becoming a better team by selling him to United, because he’s a top talent and the fact he will strengthen Mourinho’s side is a terrible one – no question.
But no one player is bigger than the club. Obviously Alexis was a problem in the dressing room and getting rid of him can help turn focus back on the squad at hand, because these transfer things affect the players and Wenger admitted this too.
Same thing happens with Aubameyang at Dortmund and Schurrle said it’s better for it to get over with. The transfer window is strange so far. We sold Theo and Coquelin, and it would be logical to get some replacements, but we don’t know what will happen to Jack and Ozil who could be quietly leaving for free in three months.
Honestly there’s a conspiracy theory that Ozil is letting Alexis take all the hate and he might join him at United for free in the summer, which is mainly fueled by the fact he hasn’t signed a new contract. And while it sounds logical to me, at least Mesut is putting in a performance and doesn’t disrupt the mood around the club.
So Arsenal next season could potentially be without a lot of players who have been kind of symbolic to Arsenal of late and those players do need to be replaced. And Sven Mislintat might be the architect of our new look.
We will most likely sign Mkhitaryan, who is a good player and again for the situation it is better than nothing. Besides he can form a very interesting triangle up front with Ozil and Lacazette. My only problem is that the Armenian is forcefully joining us and I’m not sure how happy he is to board Titanic right now, because we’re still in crisis.
Now if we sign Aubameyang, him and Mikhi would be so much better than Walcott and Sanchez in my opinion, but I’m still not buying this saga. First Wenger said Aubameyang would fit us with his character. Then Dortmund replied that we should be more focused on our own team rather than their player.
Now when asked about PEA, Wenger says nothing is close and pretends like nothing is happening, when Dortmund say we’ve made a bid. I don’t know, but history has taught me that with Arsenal, any transfer can fail at any time so I’m not buying it, until I see it.
What angers me is the low price we’ve offered for a player with an unbelievable goalscoring record when we charge the highest ticket prices in the world. Dortmund have a price and it’s even not that big for a January move. And besides that, we’re yet to spend the money from the Ox and we’ve sold 2 players this window plus we can bargain with Giroud.
These type of negotiations where we hope to cut every financial corner is what lost us the chance to sign players like Suarez in the past. Players have a price – pay it and you will be rewarded with quality.
Finally I would like to touch on Adebayor’s speech about how Wenger forced him out and I kinda hate Ade for what he did, but seeing how Wenger lied to us so many times I cannot dismiss this as false.
We are all about the money at Arsenal, so I don’t see how people complain when Alexis wants to earn more elsewhere. But Van Persie turns out has been the first Wenger Out person at Arsenal when he released the statement about our lack of ambition.
Whatever happens this transfer Window could be a strong indication for how our squad will look for the future. Could Ozil be waiting on the business we make to decide if he’ll commit? Too many if’s and but’s. Like every transfer Window I am just hoping it gets over with sooner – so there’s no need to cringe into glass hope-castles which could crash at any time.
One thing is certain though, for better or worse, Arsenal will change soon.