How to Save Our Window in Less Than Two Days by By Joey Mack
Most Gunners would agree this is one of the most painful transfer windows we have ever faced. So how can we turn it around with less than two days to go? Here are some ideas…
First, do a deal with Manchester City and simply swap Sanchez and Walcott for Aguero and Sterling. No money, just player for player. In many ways, this is a win/win for both teams. We replace Sanchez, who is our best player but who is no longer committed to the team, and is therefore a liability, for someone who is unsettled at Manchester City but is a proven PL goal scorer. Sterling is a big improvement on Walcott, but Walcott will add another component to the Manchester City Bench and help them with their homegrown component. Who knows, Walcott might even get more chances with City than he has had with Arsenal in 2017, and we would get him off our books.
Secondly, offer Chambers plus whatever cash it takes to Southampton to get van Dijk and at the same time refuse to allow Mustafi to leave. We need both if we are to challenge for both the PL and, more likely after a disastrous start, the Europa League.
Third, get Turan from Barcelona. Yes, he didn’t flourish at Barcelona but he did before that at Atletico Madrid, and he has an undeniable layer of toughness that Arsenal desperately need.
Finally, get either Krychowiak or Rabiot on loan from PSG. They need to offload players, and we desperately need a defensive midfielder.
One and a half days to save our transfer window. The solutions above are not ideal, but if Arsenal can pull it off, we can salvage something from two long and wretched months of false hopes and promises…