Will Vardy be the right signing for Arsenal? by SS
Arsenal is in search of a top striker and as usual linked with all possible & impossible targets. By signing Xhaka, AW has shown good intent – and he has to built on it. We have to have reinforcements in defense, midfield and up front of course. Today all the newspapers are flashing with the news that Arsenal will trigger the 20m release clause of Leicester’s Jamie Vardy. Nothing has yet come from AW camp and after all this may be just another rumour.
But if, at all, there is any shred of truth in the news, then the decision must be carefully critisized. Vardy was a non entity before this season and to sign him based on the performance of a single season who will shortly turn 30 is surely not a step forward. If you are in the January transfer window and need a panic replacement then it is understandable. We have to bring someone keeping in mind a long term policy. If we can get Mahrez than it is another thing but buying Vardy just doesn’t seem to fit the bill.
Look at the following players who are considered one season wonders….
2012-13 Played – 35, Scored 18… 2013-14 Played – 17, Scored 2
Roque Santa Cruz
2007-08 Played – 37, Scored 19… 2013-14 Played – 20, Scored 4
2008-09 Played – 31, Scored 14… 2013-14 Played – 10, Scored 0
2007-08 Played – 35, Scored 18… 2013-14 Played – 17, Scored 2
Do we need someone like this? Or is it too much of a risk?
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