Maybe the Arsenal board should think about appointing some new staff to help Arsene Wenger behind the scenes at the club. It has been talked about before as the Frenchman has struggled to sign the right players to really push us on, although a lot of the problems in the last few years could be blamed directly on the lack of funds available to Wenger in the transfer market.
But there is also a school of thought that thinks that Wenger has really missed the influence of David Dein in his transfer dealings, ever since the former chairman left the club back in 2007. Dein had a major influence on some of our best signings, including Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Robert Pires, Gilberto, Vieira, Bergkamp, Ian Wright and many more.
Wenger has a big job to in the January transfer window this season and the Arsenal fans will certainly not be happy with anything like the laughable attempts of last time when an injured Kim Kallstrom was all the boss could manage. So one former Gunner Ray Parlour has offered his old boss an early bit of help, as a Metro report explains.
The Romford Pele said, “Winston Reid has been mentioned, but I’m not sure he’s the quality we need.
“Mats Hummels would be great, a world cup winner and a good player.
“For midfield, I would go for [Morgan] Schneiderlin if you can get him. He’s at a good age.
“Lots of players are linked. [Sami] Khedira would have been great. Players that have played in big games won’t be phased by anything. Schneiderlin hasn’t, but I can see him improving.”
So there you go Arsene, Ray has done your scouting work for you. Now all you have to do is go and get them…