We’re ruining the transfer window, just like we did with the season. by Konstantin Mitov
I mean, it’s hard to be optimistic about Arsenal these days as much as you try to. We’ve signed one player on a free transfer and I fear this could be it for the window. The best players at the club are still more likely to leave than stay and worst of all, we rewarded a failed manager with two more years.
So why does the summer transfer window look so familiar to the season? Because we’re starting it unprepared. We’re trying to sign Mbappe, if you believe reports coming off a picture of Ivan and Wenger in Nice, who’d be a great addition if we get him, but for 100 million pounds we can surely get a decent enough striker like Aubameyang, for example, or if we so badly want Lacazzete for half the money.
Besides, Mbappe reportedly only wants Madrid and is obsessed with the Champions League which rules us out. Arsene is no longer the godlike figure for French players he was before and part of the reason is the fact he stayed for too long being unsuccessful and players recognise that. I’d also focus on more realistic targets than Mbappe. It’s really funny how Wenger spoke highly about Mahrez and when the player is trying to force the move Arsene is doing nothing.
The problem is that we are sleepwalking through the window and in the end we’ll start the season unprepared again. It’s also abysmal how we treat Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract, who surely deserves a new one, doesn’t he? But this is why I was so desperate for Wenger to leave.
Because this is already looking like a repeat of past transfer windows. What happens if we wait and wait and never get Mbappe? We’ll be left with nothing. Aren’t we going to get rid of Gibbs and Giroud finally? We need new players, because it’s apparent things haven’t been working out for us in years.
We were promised change, but so far – as expected, we’re seeing none of it.