I wrote an article recently about my concerns that Arsene Wenger’s transfer business for Arsenal this summer could be at serious risk from our Premier League rivals Manchester United. I was mainly talking about the situation with David De Gea going to Real Madrid meaning that we would be after the same transfer targets but you can apply that to any of the positions we need to strengthen.
They need at least one top class striker, a central midfielder, a centre back and possibly a keeper, just as Arsenal do and it already looks as if they might beat Wenger to a couple of the players supposedly at the top of the Frenchman’s wish list.
The Daily Star reported yesterday that United had entered the race for Morgan Schneiderlin and as they are able to outspend Arsenal on wages and fees as well as offering the same Premier League and Champions League football. So the report claimed that we would miss out on that one.
And today Metro is reporting that United are confident of beating us to the France international striker Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid star has been a long term target for Wenger and most Arsenal fans were hoping that we could finally get him this summer. Those hopes now seem to be slipping away, however, and if United do get this pair of players it will be a real kick in the teeth for us. But what can you do?