Reflecting on our transfer window after yesterday’s win by KJ
After what was an extremely disappointing end to the transfer window, Wenger quickly dispelled any criticism with a solid 2-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield. So is everything as rosy as it seems?
Yes and No.
The negative at the moment is probably Giroud. He seems to be missing a bit of confidence to his game. He’s trying too hard and hence is fluffing chances that we all know he should score.
Also, another downer was the fact that we didn’t replace outgoing players.
I understand that RVP was replaced by Giroud, however, Bendtner and Park were able to leave without a suitable replacement coming in. Now if Giroud gets injured, we could struggle with Chamakh as our main striker.
Song is another person that wasn’t replaced. I love Diaby as much as the next guy but his injury record puts massive doubts over his ability to play 40+ games this season. I personally feel we should’ve bought either Capoue or M’Vila to make sure that we maintain that “enforcer” in midfield if Diaby were to ever get injured.
The positives are quite clear to see. Cazorla is already looking like one of the buys of the season. Easily one of the best midfielders in the world. That’s how good he is. To think that Arsene got him for a mere £12 million is daylight robbery. His real market value is closer to the £25 million mark. He is the natural replacement to Fabregas and to be honest, there isn’t a better player on the market.
Podolski is already starting to show why he’s already stacked up 100 appearances for the German National team. He’s quick, industrious and ruthless. He is the ultimate left wing powerhouse. His defensive work rate is his most impressive feature as he’s already built up a great relationship with Gibbs.
The disappointment of this transfer window can be overshadowed if Wenger has got the calls right. Only time will tell but I’m positive about the Gunners this season.