Smart Business! Very impressed! by Sean O’Hara
Arsenal have been quite surprising in the way they have went about their business in reshaping the whole of the club from top to bottom since the day Arsene left the Gunners hot seat.
The promised change from Ivan kicked off with a suprise to many, in the name of last season’s treble winning manager at big spending PSG… Unai Emery.
We are not used to quick actions from the board & his name went under the radar for most of the speculation period, but was a good appointment to many, especially us Gooners who have now a manager capable of winning big in this era of football.
Treble winning Europa League winner in a row with a team very similar to ours budget-wise, is no small feat whatsoever. That’s the reason he got the big job & plays a high pressing counter attack, again, to which Arsenals DNA matches what he needs. We just need a lot more intensity added to the mix with a few new ideas.
From then we have confirmation of all backroom staff kept, let go & signed ready for the new season. We have not stopped there, as we are recruiting really smart (if you ask me) considering that we are miles off the other big teams in England & Europe. We will not be spending massive amounts on individual players but collectively gathering up a good squad to try to break back into the Top 4 (Which is our target, if we do better then brilliant).
We have lost a few players through different reasons already in Per, Jack, Santi & possible Koss through injury so we needed experienced heads to come in so Lichsteiner on a free from Juve is good for morale & for the experience. It is vital for a rebuild with young guns coming up & transferred in to the club. Sokratis has been announced so he fills Koss’ Role until he is back ,which might not be until new year & has 2 maybe 3 good season’s in him to guide the youth of;
Now Mustafi is the elephant in the changing room that needs to be addressed. Is he staying or going? As Soyuncu is a young baller ready & wanting to come to start for Arsenal? I wouldn’t argue as Mustafi has been terrible & could still command a fee and help aid Soy’s transfer. He couldn’t be any worse could he? He has age on his side to improve drastically at Arsenal & has massive potential.
Bernd Leno is good business for all the money he cost & at 26 will improve. He will be great for us as we have had enough of poor keepers. Cech was WC but played like he’s finished most part of the season just gone, & Ospina is a liability a lot of the time so good business.
This is smart and if we pull all these deals off (have most already done) we have gathered up guys for now & the immediate future of our defensive line, now add a certain little young Uruguayan pit bull in Lucas Torriera to top it off is quite brilliant.
This young 22yr old kid has impressed me a lot in the last 2 games for Uruguay,as I’m sure he has most of us. He has that bite & set of balls we are & have been missing at Arsenal for so long.
I had only watched him on YouTube before, as we most did, but seeing him at the World Cup has made me believe he will be the signing of the summer for £6m per season for 5 seasons. Not breaking the bank there, shrewd business & scouting by Sven! We have cried out for someone like Lucas.
This is basically where we are at right now at the start of July. While the World Cup is taking place. So Kudos to the men doing the work behind the scenes as we are not done yet & have been really clever in purchases in my opinion. We are not used to this at Arsenal so what a time to start believing again that we can start getting back to the big time again.
I won’t get carried away with these next ‘maybe’ transfers but if we can somehow grab Gelson Martins (will have re-sale value also) & William Carvalho (Just a brute of a man, power is what we need) both on a free, then that leaves a big money signing to come along with the announcement of Ramsey’s new contract & who the next captain of the club is.
We can’t really complain Gooners, so just enjoy the rest of the rumour mill as most part of this article is done already – bar the last paragraph which has a bit of momentum in them also, so who knows.
What I will say is this.. The change has been quite surprising in how we quick we have done everything so far and definitely has lifted my spirits as to what direction we are heading in. It’s a good time to be a Gooner, & to top it off we won’t be in Puma Kits anymore after this season is a massive plus, bring on Adidas.
Our new season is just around the corner, City is the best way to get this new era started.