Nicklas Bendtner is set to take on former club Arsenal tonight in the third round of the League Cup, and manager Arsene Wenger has been discussing his recent move.
Big bucks agent Mino Raiola claims that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is scared to spend big money.
The Gunners spent around £89 Million to bring in four players this summer, including £30 Million+ deals to sign Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.
We are always hearing a lot about character in the football world, but too often in the past it has been the lack of character in the Arsenal team that has been the subject of discussion for the football media. Last season, for instance, Arsene Wenger kept insisting that his players had the right character but there was not a lot of evidence to back him up as we slipped from top spot at Christmas to hand Leicester City the title.
So according to Arsene Wenger the Arsenal and France international striker Olivier Giroud has yet to start a single game for the Gunners this season is because he had a long summer and got back late and has not been up to speed. Well speed is probably a bad word to use for Giroud but you know what I mean.
One of the big questions on the lips of Arsenal fans before the Premier League win over Hull City this weekend was whether Arsene Wenger would hand the big money summer signing Granit Xhaka his third start of the season or leave him on the bench for the third match in a row.
It was a couple of season´s ago that Arsenal fans, well me at least, were just starting to worry about the possibility of another club matching our unbelievable achievement of going through a whole Premier League season without losing a game. An unbeaten league season had been done before but not since Preston North End managed it in the inaugural football league season in 1888-89.
Arsenal have started slowly before but even with some players coming back late after the summer tournaments of Euro 2016 and the Copa America and with the late additions at the end of the transfer window having to settle in, you would have thought that we would be getting up to speed by now.
Even though the long suffering Arsenal fans were finally able to see Arsene Wenger spend a decent amount of the club’s money in the transfer market this summer, with the signing of Mustafi, Xhaka and Lucas Perez taking the total layout close to the £100 million mark, the Arsenal coffers were left far from empty.