Surely Cech cannot be our only summer signing? by KM
Hi folks. Straight off the back of Arsenal landing in Singapore, Arsene Wenger was asked the usual summer questions of signings. He said “If we find ideally what we want, we are still hoping to do something else”. This statement disappoints me because we should be actively seeking the quality that is out there instead of waiting for it to call us.
“We finished third last season and won the FA Cup. The pressure is on us to do better, but there are plenty of competitors to win the Premier League.” I get a mixed response from this. It’s like “we do our best, but a lot of teams are trying so it’s ok if we don’t do it”.
The fact we finished third and left the CL at the hands of Monaco means there is room for improvement. Even Barcelona after winning the treble make signings. They lift the morale of the club and make sure that nobody is feeling safe for their place.
We need another DM no question. Now I like Arteta, don’t get me wrong. He could do a job against a smaller team, but if we don’t get rid of Flamini and bring in a monster DM, you might feel that we could’ve done better in our title charge. It’s been quite a few seasons in a row, where we were reluctant to make those two additional signings that might actually put us on the level we need to be.
We can improve on the striker front. Giroud’s goal return is not bad, but there’s better round Europe. Lacazette is an option. Rumors are Lewandowski might be up for sale. If he is, we should be rivaling United or whoever else wants him. We could use another CB although it’s not a priority.
Anyway, we don’t need a new squad like Liverpool and Tottenham do. We tried the long term approach which failed for 10 years. Maybe the short term planing can do a job. Wenger still doesn’t like paying too much for a player regardless of the Alexis and Ozil transfers.
I wish we sign players coming from clubs with massive trophy cabinets. If you don’t have players with winning mentality, you can buy them from other clubs. Alexis, Ozil and Cech are prime examples. The trends needs to go in the same direction!
I just hope we do the business and don’t leave it to chance, injuries and bad luck if our title march is done by November. We are as close as ever. Let’s prepare properly this time!