Sissoko? Really? by DN
Arsenal brought in Granit Xhaka at the beginning of this summers transfer window, to add to a packed Gunners midfield alongside Cazorla, Coquelin, Ozil, Ramsey, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain and the newly added Jeff Reine-Adelaide. In fact we have so much cometition in the middle of the park that Jack Wilshere had to go out on loan to try and get some playing time, so why on Earth would we want Mamadou Sissoko to come and sit on our bench with the rest of them!
So I have no idea what Olivier Giroud was thinking when he tried to convince Sissoko to join us instead of Tottenham, but he has admitted that he tried. “I told him to give Arsenal the priority.” Giroud said. “It’s true it was special denouement. Until the end he didn’t know what he’ll do,”
“It’s good for him. I think it was quite a long month for him so it’s good that something could have happened even in the very last moments. It’s great for him.
“Tottenham is a great team in our league. Obviously we all wanted for him after his good Euro and great performances, that he joins a premier League club. In the Premier League Tottenham are an opponent for the trophy this year. I hope he will not be in good conditions against us.”
I can’t think of any other player that has begged Arsene Wenger to sign him as many times as Sissoko, and I’m sure if Arsenal needed an ageing so-so midfielder at a ridiculous price (reported to be £30 million) I’m sure we would have got him, but thankfully Wenger is not as much of an idiot as Oliver Giroud!