Arsenal are playing a very dangerous waiting game. by Konstantin Mitov
We beat Chelsea! I love it! Especially after we should’ve beaten them in the league, before they were given a penalty. We’ve played the champions like 5 times since the summer and we’ve not lost one, yet this is the worst Arsenal team of all time!
I’m so happy to see Nacho Monreal again, who has been Mr. Arsenal for a while now in my opinion. It turns out we can put a performance together if we want to, but funnily enough Wenger’s record vs Conte is actually great compared to his one against the other top managers.
But this win shouldn’t paper over the cracks. We still have problems, and one of them is Jack and Ozil’s contracts and both have been superb of late. For the greater good of this football, our higher standing people should open up their pockets or we’ll lose our 2 best midfielders just like you-know-who from a few days ago.
I don’t know what are we waiting for in reality, because we won’t have anything to sell and earn that big old profit our owner loves so much, if we let the players leave for free! We’re also playing hardball with Dortmund over Aubameyang, just because the player wants to leave.
But what people don’t understand is that he actually has a contract – and BVB aren’t forced to sell! We have 3 strikers and Giroud is not first choice, so what are we waiting for? I know Wenger loves Olivier and he’s a popular guy at Arsenal, but come on! It’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang we’re talking here, one of the best strikers in the world!
If we don’t get the deal done, we’ve essentially failed this window, because we’ve sold 3 players and we only have 1 in return so far, besides if this drags on and fails eventually, we’ve left ourselves no time to get another player, again meaning bad transfer business.
Another funny thing would be spending 25 millions on Jonny Evans and missing out on the Gabon striker which would be the biggest transfer joke Arsenal have done! True we need reinforcements in defence and I’d be happy to see Evans join us, but there is a question here. Who will he replace?
Koscielny, Mustafi or Monreal if we chose 3 at the back and if we stick to 4, then I don’t see where he’ll fit. He’d be experienced backup and another speed bump in the development of Holding and Chambers, although I’d still prefer getting him, if it’s a matter of cash for Auba let’s go full speed there, because he’d set the Emirates alight!
But if we want to improve the defence, then a DM makes a lot of sense, because look at the influence Elneny had in our last 2 games. We lack defensive cover with the style of football we play and an Anchorman like Fernandinho/Kante/Matic would be a massive upgrade overall on the balance of the team.