Here was me thinking that all the talk about Arsenal making big changes to the way things are done at the top, even though the man in charge will still be Arsene Wenger after the board signed him up to another two years as our manager, would see the Gunners make real strides in the transfer market this summer.
I suppose we have in a way, with the signing of the France international striker Alexandre Lacazette from the French Ligue 1 club Lyon marking another record breaking spend on one player. The signing of Sead Kolasinac also looks to be a great addition for the Gunners but he did come to us on a free transfer and Arsenal are still way behind the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Man United on what we have shelled out this summer.
Don’t panic though Gooners, because having Jack Wilshere back from injury, even though he is not quite there yet and has only just begun trai8ning again after his latest medical mishap, is like a new signing. In fact the boss used the return of Wilshere to explain why he is not going for the transfer of the brilliant Algerian international Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, Metro reports.
The Frenchman said, ‘We were never close [to a deal]. I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil and now Jack Wilshere back.
‘We have plenty of the same type of player.’
Really Arsene? So an almost constantly injured central midfielder who did not score a single Premier League goal for his loan club Bournemouth last season and managed just five and five assists with Arsenal in the two previous campaigns is the reason we are not even going to try to sign a player who banged in 17 and provided 11 assists from a wide forward position in one season with Leicester.
Does that make any sense to you guys? No me neither.