If we sign Vardy is this a sign of things that change around Arsenal? by KM
Hello fine Arsenal fans! It is an unusually interesting transfer window regarding our club! We have signed Granit Xhaka and if you believe the papers Jamie Vardy is having a party at Arsenal! Now I know lots of people have probably said enough about his impact and the formation he’ll fit in so I’ll go at it from another angle.
Vardy turns 30 in January, he played amateur football a few years ago and now he’s champion of England with Leicester, broke the longest goalscoring streak and is well having a party alright! He’s obviously not one for the future, but he’s the kind of signing Fergie would’ve made to win the league. Reminds me of the situation with Van Persie.
I am interested as to what has provoked this from Arsene? Is it the fact Pep and Mourinho – two managers against whom Arsene has a terrible record are coming in? Is it the increasing blame he gets from the fans? Has he realized that what we have is not good enough? I feel like the ingredients lie in a little bit of everything.
Vardy is not the typical Arsenal player. His game is based around space and Leicester’s title winning team was based around counter-attacking football, but as I’ve said, we’re slowly moving away from possession based to more of a dynamic style, in other words, we’re catching up with modern football.
Vardy up front on his own for me will be something like the Theo experiment we tried that didn’t really work over a long period. If we put him up with Giroud or Welbeck or Sanchez up front we’ll be looking at the 4-4-2 he played at Leicester, which would mean shifting our formation, that’s been standing still for the past 10 years.
Despite Giroud letting some words slip about how Vardy wants to join us, until it’s on Arsenal.com you can never be sure, but it’s interesting. Add Vardy to Xhaka, put a new winger and a CB in and we’re looking like business. Will it happen though?
Those two are a promising start, especially with the cat that the Euros will skyrocket players prices for a few good performances, which is so not a real measure when you play in a tournament where you could be the standout player in a small team and you play with players you meet up a few times in the year.
Still, if, and only if, Vardy sings the signs are looking good, but we had a promising start last year as well with Cech and then we slept through the rest of the window. We cannot afford this again. Goundogan has joined Peps revolution at City and Ibrahimovic might join United.
We’re in for a hell of a season, hopefully we’ll be prepared!