Arsenal should be more active in the transfer market by Precious Evovo
Hello, everyone. Like clockwork, the summer transfer window has officially opened with transfer news and hearsays having become the custom fodder on Arsenal sites. A few teams are already showing vitality in the market- Man City and Everton being particular exemplars, having already signed a plethora of players. Our dear arsenal, on the other hand, despite links to a number of players, have brought in only Bosnian international, Sead Kolasinac- on a free transfer, which, admittedly, is an astute deal; especially considering that he was the best left back in the Bundesliga last season.
Nonetheless, with the calamitous nature of the season we had last year, we really should have done more- even if it is to send a message to our rivals. At this stage of the summer, we really should have identified our targets and started taking concrete steps to the reality of their acquisitions. In our striker pursuit, who are we really signing? Is it Alexandre Lacazette? Kylian Mbappe? Both??? Or perhaps, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
In what positions do we need strengthening? And who are our specific targets to fill these positions? Which current players are we hoping to sell? Perhaps, the club and Wenger do not even have answers to these questions (I kid you not!). The season is yet to start and we already seem to be laying the foundations for failure. One would think after last season’s disappointment the club would be more serious as to the personnel requirements of the team. It doesn’t quite seem like it.
Furthermore, there’s also the “small matter” of contractual issues yet to be resolved. The premier league returns next month and we still aren’t sure of the futures of Ozil, Sanchez, Wilshere or even Chamberlain. All of these bear no similitude to a club really serious as to the path it is taking. Granted, there is a lot going on behind the scenes that we aren’t aware of- with backroom personnel changes having occurred and newer ones slated to occur – for this I credit the club.
In the end, though, whilst the backroom staff contribute to the success of the club; ultimately, titles are won by the players; and herein do we most need strengthening.