Why were Arsenal not interested in players like Bony or Valdes? by KM
Well Arsene Wenger is waiting on miracles in the transfer window again. Straight to the point of why did we not go for Valdes? How many more experienced keepers who’ve won every trophy in Spain plus the Champions League can you get? Now he’s at United who already have a solid keeper in De Gea. We don’t need more league 1 players, we need great players, and one was available FOR FREE Wenger…
Szczesny’s dad came out and made some comments that do not help his son. This is not the first time he’s done that too. Szczesny needs to go for me. Go for the experienced keepers. If Cech is available snap him up right away. We need a dominant keeper, who will catch the ball and be a commanding figure in the box. Szczesny will never be that. He cost us the points at Southampton and far too many times has he been too static when shots come to our goal.
Another thing to look at is that Man City are buying Bony. He was available last summer for half the price and we were sleeping, till we bought Danny last minute, because Giroud was injured. Bony has the physical presence this league demands, he is not as slow as Giroud for his physique and he is good with his feet. And just keep in mind City already have Dzeko, Aguero and Jovetic. On the other hand we didn’t have a single striker available for the Southampton game and we let Podolski go.
It just tells you the ambition some clubs have, and some don’t. The top 4 is getting harder to get to. United are coming back, Tottenham have found some consistency and we are sitting where we were at the start of the season – in dodgy shape, nowhere near good enough plus quite a few injuries. We wait till the deadline day for Wenger to decide does he actually want to buy.
We are linked with Winston Reid and he is an improvement on our defense. Mertesacker, although I like him, is just not good enough and we don’t have the required numbers too. We missed out on Valdes so we must raid for Cech. We are linked with Gundogan.
Now that Dortmund side has an identity crisis but still in the season where they reached the CL final, Gundogan was the best defensive midfielder I have seen for a while. I don’t think he is 100% defensive, because he was the playmaker, taking the game from Dortmund’s half to the oppositions one. Besides he has a bad injury record. He’s perfect for Wenger. If we pile on the money, he’ll leave them and join us.
I always hope that Wenger for once accepts the problems and does something about them. We have the money. Three players coming in January can impact your season. January signings are not terrible. Liverpool got Sturridge in January. We got Arshavin in January, and Wenger ruined him just like Podolski in the coming seasons. We bought Monreal in January, and I would pick him at any time over Gibbs when it comes to actually defending.
Let’s hope for a happy transfer window this time.