Lucas Perez, IF it even happens. Was he our number one target?by KM
Well, well, I’m back again and you may be sick of me, but relatively strong rumours suggest we might BRING SOMEBODY IN! When you are an Arsenal fan that is enough to get you excited… This is exactly how low we’ve gone, but wait! It’s not certain yet, and until it comes out on Arsenal.com I would not believe it but still.
The notes from this transfers for me are a few – starting with the fact Everton were close to signing him. Why do we try to intercept the move at the last second? Don’t we have scouts? If we really like him then why are bringing him in at the end of the window after a shambolic start to the season?
You all know why. Because our number one target Jamie Vardy rejected us to stay with Leicester. It’s sad we can’t convince a player from Leicester to join us. Chelsea got Kante and they finished mid-tabled! We cannot persuade top players to join us and ask yourself why? We have a gem of a stadium, we’re based in one of Europes top cities, play in a league full of competition and we are cash full.
One of our board members even said we could bring anyone bar Ronaldo and Messi. Why don’t we do it then? Ah yes… Arsene. Players once used to want to play for him, now they don’t and it’s no surprise. Why would you want to play for an old man with old ideas running a football club like a business.
Players want success and money. We could offer both if we want, but we don’t. The only ambition comes from the players themselves. Why do the players need to organise team talks to say that things need to improve? It happened after we lost to Southampton two years back. And Southampton is a painful topic, because we just cannot beat them away.
The same way we cannot win at Stoke! Arsene has so much bogey grounds it’s virtually impossible to win the league when there are so many points we cannot get. And that’s mid-table teams… So even if we do add Lucas Perez, will something really change? Will he even play instead of Giroud, because we all know Arsene has his go-to men, even if they don’t deliver.
Arsene is soft. We talk about friendly atmosphere… Mourinho said he came to United not to have fun, but to work hard. Arsene says he’s working hard and I can see that – 1 point- and how we try to hijack Everton’s transfer targets, because the ones we had rejected us, because we didn’t want to cough up those few extra pounds.
We’re trying to rescue our transfer window in the end (ONCE AGAIN…) just like we’ll be trying to rescue our season, come next round, because we are already miles behind. The sad reality is I’d be so excited if we sign a striker and a defender that would be other than Giroud and Mertesacker. I literally don’t care who they are as long as SOMETHING changes at Arsenal.
Hopefully new additions will come, but I don’t rule Wenger coming out with a statement like “We finished second with this squad last year, so (despite everybody else improving greatly) we might do it again”! Pep destroyed Hart’s City career, despite the fact he’s a good goalkeeper, because he doesn’t suit his style. Same happened to Schweinsteiger at United.
Big managers have big ambitions. We have… I don’t know, you tell me. Because I literally cannot figure out a single reason for Arsene to keep doing this, unless his will for power. He has money, all the money most of us would never have. He loves power so much, he split with his wife at an age of 60+.
When you love the club it’s never easy to give up. You always try to get to the slightest of hope, but hope starts where Arsene ends. The questions of another yes-man manager may be true, but at least we’ll be 100% certain that’s the fault. Because if the monies are available and we’re not spending them, then it’s clearly only one mans fault. Even if we have just 60 million, we still could’ve added 3 players at an accurate time earlier in the window.
Fingers crossed we at least get Lucas on board, because we need fresh faces. And he might be a surprise. Who knows right? Not like we could’ve added proven quality but I’d rather gamble on him, rather than wait for Theo or Giroud to flourish or put Alexis up front. I’ve seen those movies! it doesn’t work.