The former Arsenal and England number one David Seaman is clearly one of the AKBs rather than one of the WOBs and he does have the benefit of actually working with Arsene Wenger to help him form an opinion. So his former manager might be pleased and relieved to hear Seaman declare that the Frenchman is definitely the right man to help Arsenal challenge for the Premier League title.
Despite the fact that Seaman, like most Arsenal fans, was hoping that the Frenchman would do more business in the transfer window this summer, he was also very impressed by the signing of Petr Cech from Chelsea. And he is happy top put his faith in Wenger and trust that the boss knew what he was doing in not spending money on transfer fees just for the sake of spending.
The club legend was speaking after seeing Arsenal knock our old rivals Tottenham out of the Capital One cup. That ended a two match losing streak that has seen our pre-season promise eveaporate into a sad sense of deja vu for many of us. But as reported by The Express, Seaman does not think there is much wrong with the team and he is sure that Wenger is the man to make the little tweaks that we need.
He said, “I wouldn’t say winning the Capital One Cup this season was enough. I would expect Arsenal to be pushing for the title now.
“That is the progression that they have made by signing a great goalkeeper and with the players in the squad getting better. It just needs a little addition.
“Signing Petr Cech was fantastic – a big boost. Arsene needs a spark for everybody and buying a player provides that.
“I am a massive Arsene fan. I will defend him as much as I need to because I know it is just frustrating.
“I can understand the frustration. When the transfer window closed, I felt ‘Okay, so we haven’t got any more’. Now we have got a few injuries and we are already looking to the transfer window and thinking ‘Is he going to do it then?’
“But where will Arsenal be in January? They will have to be in very close contention. Manchester City started strongly and Chelsea are on a run now. When they were in the bad spell they had, that was the opportunity.
“Anthony Martial looks like good business. So does £22m on Son. But it is still early. He didn’t go for either of those but that is Arsene’s decision. He knows the players that he likes. Obviously he didn’t like the players who were available.
“That is where the market is at, at the moment. It’s just Wenger wants to make sure that he spends it on the right one.
“It is the hardest decision of the lot really, because there is no way of knowing unless you buy a trusted striker and that won’t be £20m, it will be £50m. But I still trust in Arsene.”
The fact is that we all expected a lot more goals from our front line of Walcott, Alexis and Giroud, even without any new signings and if they had been firing on all cylinders we would not be half as worried about our title hopes. So should we listen to Seaman and have a bit more faith in the prof?