There are very few pundits around, including Thierry Henry, who haven’t told Arsene Wenger that Arsenal need to buy a Striker, a DM and a goalkeeper (only Cech of course) to give the Gunners a secure spine for next season’s attack on the Premier League title. It is now all-but-certain that Petr Cech has fulfilled the Number One role, but now Wenger needs to move on to his other targets.
According to many Arsenal transfer rumours over the last couple of years, Arsene Wenger has been very keen on completing the signing of the Germany international forward Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund. But this year the Frenchman´s hopes of finally getting his long term targets seemed to have suffered a terminal blow.
The subject has not come up quite as much among Arsenal fans recently, as the team have really turned around a poor start of the season to show that Arsene Wenger has still got what it takes to compete at the highest level. Our amazing run of results along with some good work in the recent transfer windows, some big improvements from individual players like Ramsey and Giroud and an ability to change tactics successfully have got us Gooners believing in the Prof again.
With the way things have been going for Arsenal since the turn of the year, it might finally be acceptable for the Arsenal fans to hear Arsene Wenger saying that the summer transfer business might be a bit quiet for the Gunners as there are no players available to sign for the right price that would actually improve the starting XI.
Arsenal fans have heard the bad news this week that our chances of completing the transfer of Mats Hummels this summer are about the same as the chances of Tottenham winning the Premier League title, yes it´s that unlikely! But the Gunners have been given a big boost to the hope of signing his central defensive partner at Borussia Dortmund.
There have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a move for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels dating back to last summer and beyond. He is also the player that most Arsenal fans would agree on if Arsene Wenger was to be able to sign him and bring him to the Premier League.
Now that there is the usual uncertainty that Theo Walcott may leave Arsenal this summer, and an extra space made in the squad thanks to the exile of Lukas Podolski to Italy, the Gunners are now being linked with attacking midfielders as well as the usual defensive mids and centre-backs.
I am one of the Arsenal fans that has been wondering what on earth has been going on with our use of Theo Walcott, after the super quick winger/forward has been kept languishing on the bench since his return from a year long spell on the sidelines due to injury.