There is definitely one way that Arsene Wenger could endear himself to the Arsenal fans once again, and that would be if he went and bought a certified superstar in every single transfer window. The big name on the table at the moment is Antoine Griezmann, with Man United supposedly ready to equal his buyout clause to tempt him away from Atletico Madrid.
But if you listen to Wenger, he always says that he will only buy players that will improve the team (although I’m not sure how Bramall and Holding fit into that category) but Griezmann definitely will improve us considerably. According to Paul Merson, if Arsenal are serious about competing for the Premier League then they have to match the other top teams in the transfer market as well as on the field.
Merson said: “They pay top dollar those Arsenal fans.
“When you’re paying that kind of money you have to be watching world class footballers at the club. You can’t just have two – you should have five and six in my opinion.
“With Griezmann, people go ‘they’ve [Arsenal] got that kind of player’. They haven’t. They’ve got two of them but you could do with another one.
“For me there isn’t a club in the world that wouldn’t want Griezmann.”
He is right of course. If we look at how much money our rivals spend, and we are supposedly up there with them as the richest clubs in the world, then why don’t we invest as much as our competitors? Anyway, the fact is we know Wenger won’t be joining that bidding war and is even unlikely to spend anything else in this window after getting Bramall at the bargain basement store….