I know that the January transfer window has only just closed, and with Arsenal doing very little business during the month, it seems that Arsene Wenger is pretty happy with his squad options at the minute. But we also do know that the boss does not like the winter window and is more likely to sign a few players in the summer before the Gunners have a go at the Premier League title next season.
And the fans will be expecting some real quality. But although he has 47 international caps and has enjoyed a lot of trophy success with Portuguese club Benfica and Spain’s La Liga giants Real Madrid, I do not think that Fabio Coentrão should be one of them.
According to a Metro report, Wenger will have the opportunity to sign the left back at the end of the season, as Madrid have offered their player to us and he would probably be cheap. They have offered him to other clubs as well apparently, including our EPL rivals Liverpool, but I hope that Wenger says thanks but no thanks.
Don’t get me wrong, Coentrão is a quality player, and at 26-years old he still has his best years ahead of him. However, we simply do not need him. Nacho Monreal has had his problems since coming to play for Arsenal, but with a decent run of games he always comes good and has surprised many of us, including me, by actually ousting Kieran Gibbs in the Gunners first team. But Gibbs is a class act as well and there is no way we should be looking to replace either one.
I also have concerns about Coentrão’s attitude, while Monreal and Gibbs are already part of the Arsenal family and show great discipline on the pitch. Do you agree that Arsenal should not consider the transfer of Coentrão?