The Arsenal transfer rumors look rather familiar don’t they? by Konstantin
Hi everyone, how’ve you been? Did you take a quick look round the newspapers and saw another waterfall of Arsenal rumors? As always some come out of the blue having nothing close to reality and the others may have something in them. Well lets rock’n’roll through them hey?
So first up, Barcelona are reportedly looking at Aaron Ramsey. Well if Aaron plays like he did last season, he’d easily fit in the Barcelona midfield. The good news is we have him tied for 4 more years and if we actually sign the players we need to make ourselves competitive again, he may not want to sabotage us like Sterling does at Liverpool.
The sad thing is that if you are in Aaron’s position and Barcelona come knocking for you, would you stay a club that cannot win the league title or the CL until a deluded manager leaves, which will of course never happen, because the board has no ambition to win trophies, or do you go to the Barcelona machine, where success is the foundation of everything.
Even if you are a fan, people like Gerrard, Totti, Del Piero and so on are on the verge of extinction. Player careers are short and they cannot waste their best years fighting for a top 4 finish. He might become a regular, or return to England and sign for Chelsea or Man City or United and help them to a league title like history has showed.
We’ve given Wenger an endless ‘carte blanche’ and players sooner or later realize that if they want trophies they need to move. That’s why it’s so important to show ambition. We have to add world class quality, because quality attracts more quality. If we had a squad like Barcelona, everyone would want to play for us.
So what’s rumored to be coming in, rather than going out? Sterling’s agent made a real mess with the “we won’t negotiate no matter what” statement. I once again have to agree with the player here. He’s one of the best prospects of English football. Liverpool are a team of the past, Sterling is a modern player. He doesn’t want 5th – 7th place finishes.
He’s a player that will suit us. A proper winger. But Wenger is unlikely to financially outmuscle Chelsea or offer a better trophy prospect than they can. No matter what Brendan Rodgers says, they’ll sell at the right price. They would’ve sold us Suarez if we paid the right price. But we didn’t and now he is dominating Europe with Barcelona.
Another two players that are linked with Arsenal are Karim Benzema and Arturo Vidal. I think that you know when a rumor is made up and you read it in the Metro, but anyway Benzema is a favorite of Florentino Perez at Real and I don’t think they’ll let him go with the lack of available world class CF at the moment.
As for Vidal, just because we also have a Chilean player in our squad, doesn’t mean he’ll move. Juventus are in the Champions league final. A team that, need I remind you, went to Serie B, got robbed of a few league titles, and still recovered to 4 straight league titles and a CL final. The only reason I see him moving is if he wants one last big challenge, but i don’t think fighting for the top 4 in England is the one he wants.
On a final note I’m being labeled a bit of a controversial figure on Justarsenal.com, because “I’m being too negative”. The truth is, that all I want is for Arsenal to be back among the Elite. To fight for titles and be a real contender for the Champions league trophy. I see the platform the team has to become a Europe powerhouse and I’m devastated we’re not going for it.
Don’t get me wrong we’re not Barcelona, but we could be much closer to them if we part with the old and get on with the new. We’re paying the highest ticket prices in the world. I’m sorry but we’re not the beast team in England, let alone Europe, so we behead our fans with the ticket prices for every game.
The supporters of football are the ones that make such incredible wages and money rights available. We pay our fair share. Time for Arsenal to match the ticket prices to the equivalent football honors. I firmly believe that 10 years of the Wenger trophy were enough and no matter how many people keep repeating that the “God of 4th place” should remain, I’ll continue to blog for change.
The world changes all the time, football does too. Arsneal need to do it as well.