Why are Arsenal fans so excited about Torreira? by Dan Smith
Apparently it seems when and not if we sign Torreria which most fans seem excited about. How many supporters have actually watched him play would be interesting, indeed that’s the case for most of our transfer targets. Gooners seem happy that we are prioritising the DM position but the idea that we have not had someone in that role since Gilberto is a myth.
Denilson, Flamini, Song, etc, there are numerical examples of players who were signed, they just didn’t end up being the next Patrick Vieira. At the time Arsene Wenger was accused of gambling on unknown talent rather then going the extra mile for a marquee name. The irony being that Gooners are now celebrating the capture of an unknown quantity at a time when we need a marquee name.
Don’t get me wrong, not being a household name does not mean you can not make an impact or at worse be sold on for a profit. In fact we are a club famous for making stars while finding value abroad. Do our board though really think this is the type of acquisition that will close the gap between us and Manchester City? Is this the type of target that any of our rivals would make?
Of course the reality is our interest in the South American is more based on the fact of getting someone for just over 25 million at a time where it’s hard to get anything for that amount. We can’t critise the recruitment team, they are just working with the agenda they have been set. We should question though why that criteria has been given ?
Why are we as fan accepting this?