Every single Arsenal fan iswaiting very impatiently for Arsene Wenger to bring in a top class striker and a centre-back, but it looks like we are going to have to go down to the wire as always. In yesterdays after match conference Wenger was asked about the transfer situation.
Le Prof said: “It’s not the prices, it’s the players. At the moment I’m focused on the players we have. Today we didn’t have Ramsey, Xhaka, Alexis – he will play on Sunday. We still have Ozil at home, and Giroud and Koscielny too. We also have young players who came on and did well. We do not have to panic but we are on alert in the transfer market so that we can make the right move when the opportunity comes up.”
Opportunity? I hope he already has his targets lined up. I’m sure he sounded much more confident a month or so ago! But on our search for a striker he sounded even more vague, but he says money is not the issue, but getting the right player that fills his criteria. “The money is never a problem if you have to pay what is requested. The price of a player is down to four ingredients. One is the talent, two his age, three is how much you expect him to improve your team, and four his resale value. If he ticks all four boxes then the price is not that important. You have to find the player.”
Wellif the resale value is one of his “important” criteria,then he certainly won’t be going for an older player like Vardy!