Arsenal count pennies in transfer yet again! by Konstantin Mitov
I’m never too optimistic whenever we are going for a world class player. because when it comes to Arsenal and transfers we’re always trying to cut a corner when it comes to the price. And it’s no different this time with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang!
We’ve sent a three man squad including our CEO and our head scout in hope of securing a deal, but after a third day of talks I’m ever more certain we will fail to strike a deal. Why is it taking so long? Dortmund have set a price for the guy, which is not that high and we’re still trying to lower it down.
If I’m Dortmund, I’d say after 3 days of negotiation that you either cough up the money or you leave. Just think for a moment how Liverpool paid 75 million for Van Dijk! And we don’t want to pay that much money for one of the best strikers around? I’m sorry, but the longer it takes, the worst it will get.
Latest rumours suggest they want a replacement first, which makes sense. We wanted one in the summer in order to sell Alexis, so I understand their point, but what I don’t get is why we haven’t offered Giroud yet? He’s behind Lacazette in our squad and we also have Welbeck.
Dortmund were reportedly interested in him in the summer and it’s a world cup year, and France head coach said that he needs more game time in order to make the cut. It makes perfect sense to offer Giroud as part of the deal or strike a separate deal for him first.
Olivier has been a great servant to Arsenal and is a player Arsene likes no doubt, but we’re talking Pierre Emerick Aubameyang here! We offered 44 million when Dortmund want 60, and I’d add Giroud to the offer and raise it to 50 if we have to. But unfortunately we’re a business first and even though we’ve sent new figures to try and make a deal it could end in the same old despair.
You see, counting pennies cost us to sign Ronaldo, Drogba and a bunch of other players who went on to win everything in club football! We live in the past. Our owner doesn’t care about the club, he cares about the profit, but even so, we were outspent by Huddersfield in the summer!
We were on a huge profit despite missing the CL and I wonder what have done with the money from selling Gabriel, the Ox, Wlacott and Coquelin? We’re supposedly seeking Auba as a statement of intent that will help sign Ozil down to a new contract but I feel like we’re messing it up again.
And what I’ve mentioned so far should be another reason for Arsenal fans to be happy to see Mkhitaryan join, because otherwise those 20-30 million we would’ve got, would’ve happily built a ranch in the US, whether now we at least got a very good player, who played for a manager who’s style of play doesn’t suit him at all.
It’s interesting to see how Walcott got an assist and the Ox is improving at Liverpool and left us despite a 60k a week pay cut compared to what he would’ve earned here. My point is that we’ve failed a lot of players and we let their contracts run down, so in order to not have Wilshere and Ozil join a more promising project, we need to start acting like a club with ambition.