Arsenal could mean business next season by SOH
Now as we all know, Arsene tends to anger and frustrate Arsenal fans all around the world when it comes to transfers of incoming players to the club each summer – but is he about to change all that and splash the cash?
There have been numerous reports mentioning how much Arsene will spend and most tend to have a shout at around 100m+, if that is the case then a lot of these rumours might just come to fruition! Granit Xhaka already done is a great start, that’s £32m, replacing Arteta & Flamini as they leave.
Next up, Ricardo Rodriguez from Wolfsburg, national team mate and best friend of our new Swiss superstar signing Xhaka (will help him settle also). Tipped as one of the best LBs in world football, with Madrid after him also, and Nacho getting no younger, so it makes sense. £19.5m, Gibbs leaves for £5-9m.
Next up, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, he is leaving Dortmund and is on the last year of contract so his price isn’t inflated. Maybe £25m? In my opinion that should end Theo Walcott’s time at Arsenal to recoup some of the money for fees & wages we have spent already. 140k wages & £20m fee.
There is still 2 biggies to look at for us and that’s the CB & ST positions and the hardest to fill;
ST – This Vardy thing imo is a joke and shouldn’t be near Arsenal, especially as he’s 30 in January. I will be very disappointed if we signed him instead of a Higuain, Aubameyang or a Benzema. We need an established deadly finisher hands down, that’s what cost us the league last year. Even have a pop on Lacazette or Morata! £40-55m
CB – Im not too sure who will be coming in to permanently bench Per (he won’t be sold) and will cost at least £28-32m. Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli I would love at Arsenal, an absolute beast to partner Koss The Boss!!
If Wenger is planning all these moves then this will be a statement of intent for what he plans to do next season & to keep his star players happy in Ozil/Sanchez. Our team next season could well be;
Gk – Cech
Rb – Bellerin
Cb – Koulibaly
Cb – Koss
Lb – Rodrigeuz
Dm – Xhaka
Cm – Santi
Am – Ozil
Rw – Mkhitaryan
St – Benzema or Higuain or Morata
Lw – Alexis
Gk – Ospina or Martinez
Rb – Jenko
Lb – Nacho
Cb – Per & Chambers
Cm – Elneny, Rambo & Jack
Lw – Campbell
St – Giroud (Welbz in Dec)
Rw – Iwobi
Loans for Ox, Toral, Akpom, Sanogo, Gnabry, W Silva and whoever else I can’t think of needs to head out for experience.
You think Wenger will do all these transfers?
Koss the boss