Right about now, Arsenal fans, I would settle for Arsene Wenger signing just about any player he could get his hands on. But that is just the deadline day jitters getting to me and in the cold light of day, I agree that there is no point bringing in a player just for the sake of it when they are unlikely to play.
We don’t want another Kim Kallstrom or Park Chu-Young but if we are not going to get a top, top, top player then maybe a couple of pretty handy ones would do. So I was hoping that the latest Arsenal transfer rumour reported by Metro has some truth to it. The paper claimed that Wenger was to make a late double swoop for Wilfried Bony and Winston Reid.
The Swansea striker had been linked with us before and Wenger was hoping that a £19 million bid would seal the deal, but the news on Sky Sports is that Danny Welbeck is having an Arsenal medical so I guess the Bony deal is not happening. Wenger is also planning a cheeky £3 million bid for the West Ham defender. It could work because Reid has made no secret of the fact he wants out of Sam Allardyce’s Hammers side.
These two signings, if they happen, would be two of the weakest areas strengthened for the Gunners, but would it be enough for us to say that this was a good window for Arsenal? I would definitely have preferred Bony but Welbeck is better than nothing and if Wenger can get him playing as he does for England then it could turn out to be a very useful bit of business. And it should p*ss the Spuds off no end
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