WENGER TO BE ACTIVE IN TRANSFER MARKET THIS SUMMER? MAYBE OR MAYBE NOT!! By RC
A lot of speculation has been raised about as to who Arsené Wenger will be looking to recruit this summer. But the real question is do we actually need anyone? We have been linked with a number of players this past few months, from goalkeepers right up to the frontmen strikers, but is our current squad good enough to challenge for the title next season?
Let’s start by looking at the goalkeeper situation. We currently have two very capable goalkeepers in David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny. The Pole has been pushed out of top spot by the summer arrival of David Ospina, raising questions as to whether the 25 year old is meeting the Arsenal standards. We have been heavily linked with Chelsea’s Petr Cech who would offer plenty of experience to the Arsenal defence. However, a move would only be feasible if Szczesny were to move on.
Central defenders are still debated amongst some. Thierry Henry still believes we are missing that core strength at the back to win the league title. Mertesacker is nearly approaching his sell by date although we brought in Gabriel back in January whom has already shown signs of potential in this league. Arsenal currently have 4 competing centrebacks this season, is it really worth bringing in a 5th?
Holding Midfield is the biggest question on the fans lips. Arsenal have desperately needed a player in this position for some time now. But, with the suprising emergence of form from Francis Coquelin, he has started to make a statement for himself. With the already Mikel Arteta, Matthiew Flamini and let’s not forget Abou Diaby, do we need more cover?
Finally, Strikers. Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez have both scored a combination of 28 goals this season. Both have been in excellent form this season. We still have Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott that can provide service up there to. With Welbeck and Walcott in the mirrors, and some upcoming talent in Akpom and Sanogo, is it necessary to go out attain another striker?
It raises some interesting questions as to what we can expect to see from Arsenal this summer. In my opinion if Szczsney, Walcott or Wilshere, were to leave this summer then I could understand the need to address replacements. This is the strongest Arsenal team in quite a few years and we’re on the up, but with the likelihood of United to spend crazy this summer and City to potentially get a new manager, it may be forced upon Wenger to spend!