There have been so many Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the big European clubs would like to poach some of our top players like Alexis Sanchez, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil, but the media rarely link the players that we Gooners actually WANT to leave, like Theo Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain or Per Mertesacker.
So I thought I’d set that record straight by suggesting that one of these giants are after Olivier Giroud. As if? As if any of them would want him? As if Arsenal have ever put a buyout clause into any of their contracts?
The fact is that; not only are most of our players too mediocre to be coveted by our rivals; but they would be very reluctant to even match the exorbitant wages that Arsene Wenger has given our deadwood staff every time they enter into contract talks.
How we all wish that Wenger had refused to listen to Walcott’s wage demands a couple of years ago, and put him up for sale. Perhaps now we would have a truly world-class winger with a smaller wage packet than the eternal whippet.
Now we have other players like Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain demanding to have wages parity with Theo. And I assure you that Wenger will be entering into contract talks with those two players very shortly, and he WILL cave in and give them what they want, despite the fact that their reputations have declined rather than been enhanced in the last few years.
This is why our hopes of building a truly world class squad to match Europes best has been hindered. Wenger needs to grow a pair and stop showing favouritism in the HOPE they may improve one day.
It ain’t gonna happen!