The strikers to take Arsenal to the next level. We need to show our ambitions. By Galen Sona
In my last article, I explained why it was all about the money. I explain that Champions league or the manager meant only so much. What really matters was that the club shows it ambition. Chelsea were fighting relegation yet manage to keep all their players and even managed to convince David Luiz and Kante to leave Championship winning sides to join a sinking ship. Because the club showed their ambition. We have experimented with Bendtner, Gervinho, Arshavin, Giroud, Chamakk, Welbeck, Perez. enough is enough. Arsene spoke about two Players of top quality. In the first part we shall analyse the possible strikers that could be bought.
Andre Bellotti 25 goals, 5 Assists.(Torino Fc , Italy) 24 years Old.
This guy is like a mixture of Christian Vieri and Drogba. He has made his name through shear physical and mental force. He is relentless and never stops working. But this is what the man himself says: ” I’d love to have the cool head of Mario Gomez, the ability to shake off defenders of Fernando Torres, physicality of Didier Drogba and movement of Sergio Aguero” When you look at his role models, they are all very powerful and very determined strikers. Belotti never stops working hard for the team and he has the quality of being in the right place at the right time.
The only criticism I have of him is that technically he has loads of work to do in order to improve. the fact that he could be a one-season wonder as well scares me. A few years ago there was Ciro Immobile from Italy who was equally as good and was called the next Italian great. He moved to Dortmund and just couldn’t cut it.
Romelu Lukaku 25 goals 6 assist ( Everton, England) 24 years Old.
He is the man I really want. Pay the money. Go as far as £75 million. I have seen Arsenal fans give £1,000,001 reasons as to why we should not sign him, Oh, ‘he is so expensive’, oh ‘his technique is poor’, oh ‘his first touch is bad’, oh ‘he doesn’t score against the big clubs’. Jesus Christ, what’s wrong with you people? Lukaku is only 24 and has got 10 years ahead of him to play. he would only get better, and when you sign such a player you don’t think about signing another striker for the next 8 years or so.
One thing is certain, Lukaku will score goals, he is made for this league, 6ft 3 tall, speed, power, great shooting power, bags of pace, and at the age of 24 he already has 144 career goals. Yes he is expensive, but this boy is not a gamble, I can promise you that, and top quality players cost money. Manchester United paid 60 million for Martial. That is a gamble, Lukaku has done it season after season. How dare we even complain about buying Lukaku ? You would think Messi and Ronaldo plays for Arsenal. Surprise! We have Welbeck and Giroud.
Edin Dzeko 27 Goals, 7 assist ( Roma, Italy) 31 years Old.
I know what Arsenal fans would say. They would call me a crazy man. Yes he is 31 years old but he has proven himself in Italy, Germany and England. Lets not forget that at City he was in the same squad as Aguero, Tevez and Adebayor. So we couldn’t really see his quality. Dzeko is target man with great technical qualities and can actually finish. I know I would rather have him than Giroud, Danny Welbeck or Walcott. Before you criticise, a guy like Welbeck is yet to score 10 goals a season. Dzeko is the highest goal scorer of the Italian league this year. He is tested and proven. FACTS.
Dries Mertens 27 Goals ,9 assist (Napoli, Italy) 30 years Old
When you are voted Belgian player of the year, then it means you can’t be that bad. The facts are there, he has contributed directly to 36 goals this season. Yes he is 30, and not a striker, but I would rather have him supporting Sanchez, than to have Sanchez supporting Welbeck or Giroud. He is proven and has been playing well for so many years now. People would say he is 30 years old, but Manchester united bought RVP when he was 30 and got Zlatan too at 32. Lets stop looking for every excuse to not sign players, “Oh what will happen to Denilson, Diaby and Song if we signed Xabi Alonso?” You know what happened to them don’t you?
Mauro Icardi 24 Goals, 8 assist ( Inter, Italy) 24 years old.
People have spoken about this kid since he was 16 years old playing for the Barcelona academy. The coachs in Argentina always said Vietto and Dybala were the future, but Icardi just never stops scoring. He is similar to Harry Kane in the sense that you wonder what makes them special. Is it their pace, skills, footwork, dribbling? None of these, they just know how to score goals. Believe me this guy would score goals everywhere. His style of play is that of tactically and technically gifted striker, that is good in the box, clinical with both legs and a deadly finisher. 2014 – 15 he scored 22 league goals, 2015 – 16 he score 17 league goals, 2016-17 he scored 24 league goals. He is at the right age and he is young and can only get better. He has a few problems in his private life but who doesn’t?
Alvaro Morata 15 Goals 4 assist (Madrid , Spain) 24 years old
Maybe we are too late. The rumours from Italy is that Milan has put in £60 million for him. At Arsenal we always look for excuses not to sign players. Morata was always going to leave this year especially with the World cup coming. Its one of the oldest trick in the books, telling players they won’t go to the World cup, showing the right ambition and paying the money. The player would sign for you. Milan are not in the Champions league but they are showing their ambition. Morata has got it all, good pace, powerful, skillful, good in the air. He just needs to play football games. Good luck to him. I hope we know what we are doing.
Alexandre Lacazette 28 goals 3 assist ( Lyon, France) 25 years old
I don’t even know what to say with this transfer, he has said he loves Arsenal, he has said he supports Arsenal, he has constantly scored goals, he has basically said ‘come and get me’, he said he loves our style of play. You know that girl that describes the type of husband she is looking for and she is talking about you? But you are so stupid you don’t get the picture. I don’t even want to talk about his playing style or anything. Its simple, he is better than Giroud , Welbeck and Theo at almost everything, that’s a fact. This is an Arsenal player, speed, quick feet, dribbling, finishing, personality. He may end up at Atletico de Madrid. Oh God Why?
After Danny Welbeck’s miss against Everton I gave up on him. You can carry on hoping but there is a reason he has never scored 12 goals a season at the age of 27 or so. He lacks the composure and calmness, he is a West Ham striker, a Newcastle type of player.
Pierre Aubameyang 31 goals 2 assist ( Dortmund, Germany) 27 years
We have spoken about him since he was at St Etienne in France. Players like him, Hazard, Griezmann, were all moving for cheap and we stood there with our hands folded. I remember Arsenal fans saying why buy Griezmann when Carlos Vela is out doing him at Sociedad? Now Griezmann is worth 100 million+. We fear success in this club, even the fans are scared of spending, is not just the board or the manager, We are scared people would laugh at us like the way they are laughing at United. but wait till when United start winning big trophies, everyone would go into hiding. He is going to cost loads of money, and rightly so. But didn’t the manager say we are after just 2 players? we might as well just go for the best then.
Patrick Schick 11 goals 1 assist . (Sampdoria, Italy) 21 years old.
You know those players that when you watch them, you just know they would become a Star. You know they would be worth £100 million in the next 2 seasons, he is that player and available for less than £25 million. When you watch him all you see is RVP qualities. The touch of god, the left foot, the technique, the skills, the finishing. Please don’t let Juventus or Dortmund take this boy. They are getting the best young players while we sit there folding our arms.
Wenger said we need to start buying players before they become stars. Well Patrick Schick will be a star, you heard it first here, this kid will go places. And tomorrow Arsenal would say we almost signed him. Show this kid we are ambitious and let’s go for it. Just like what happened with Dybala, this kid would explode next season.
Douglas Costa Bayern wants to sell, can they take Ozil and give us this guy? Just thinking. LOL
Over to you Wenger. You said 2 top quality players. Show us you want it. Show us that you want to win this league.