So, this article might blow up in my face and for the sake of Arsenal I hope it does – but is anyone else thinking we are not signing anyone this window?
Long term Gooners are wise to never believe a rumour till they physically see a new player posing in a red and white shirt on the club’s official website.
The links I heard this month however have been an insult to our intelligence.
Despite Unai Emery making it clear he can only afford loan deals, sources say we are trying to Peresic, Malcom, etc.
So, either the press believe we have more money than we are letting on or our recruitment team are so naive they think if you persist, a Barcelona or Inter will have have pity and give us an asset worth double figures till the summer saying don’t worry about any fee
It is like your partner saying they don’t love you and your response being to buy a wedding ring?
We spent nearly a month haggling over Suarez, a Barca reject who they are happy to leave. We lack the resources to make that happen so the conclusion is …….let’s try Peresic? ……how arrogant..
I never believe the myth that transfers are more complicated then fans think.
If our owner cared, we ‘d have a defender walking in on January 1st.
There’s an element of ‘if your aggressive and direct, the quicker the negotiations.’
You go to Milan, you say we can’t pay now but prove the income you get in July. Sign a guarantee that whatever happens in the loan, you will give 40 million in the summer, yes or no, take it or leave it.
Yet we are so money conscious, we probably won’t want to make any promises in case of injuries or him not settling.
So, what do we want, something for nothing?
The player hands in a transfer request, the selling party is not being unreasonable, but we want a talent valued for 35-40 million for free for 3 months?
We must be the laughing stock of football.
Remember our owner is a billionaire who pays high salaries to people who been successful in business. You don’t get to that level by being dumb.
So, should we consider another theory – that of course they know they can’t bring in players with this model but feed this gossip to papers to make the fan base think that at least they are trying.
By all accounts Barca and Suarez want that deal to happen, but we are the ones who hesitate when it’s time to confirm transaction.
I want to be wrong.
What you reckon my fellow Gooners, how many new faces will we see this week ?