I am not sure if you have heard this one before Gooners, but some people think that Arsenal could do with signing a world class central midfielder, a player with defensive discipline, high work rate and the power to battle Premier League opponents. Oh I don’t know, maybe someone like Patrick Vieira perhaps. I seem to remember the Gunners doing quite well when he played for us.
First of all, Gooners, I do think that Arsenal should not really have a problem completing this transfer if Arsene Wenger and the board are serious about it and don’t do the usual trick of penny pinching and dithering. But if the Gunners do mess about in the transfer pursuit of Lars Bender, then it could all end in disappointment.
One of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours could see the Gunners embroiled in a transfer battle with five other Premier League clubs, according to a report in The Mirror. And that could definitely turn into an interesting fight.
I know that Arsene Wenger has suggested this weekend that Arsenal are unlikely to be completing any of their transfer business before the World Cup finishes in mid-July, but quite frankly I do not believe him. I am sure that he would love to make at least one of his signings before all the international players head off to Brazil and I think that player will be Lars Bender.
Arsenal fans are well used to suffering, both during the football season and once it is over and the transfer window opens. But I am not sure how much more we can take. After this season has turned from delight to despair, Arsene Wenger needs to move quickly in order to get the fans back on side and the best way to do that would be to make an early signing or two once the transfer window opens. And bringing in Lars Bender would be the perfect way to start.