Ray Parlour’s dream may come true if Arsenal shows aggression in the transfer market. By SK
Reading through the sport headlines this morning, I came a across a particular interesting story which says Ray Parlour, an Arsenal legend wishes to see Antoine Griezmann in an Arsenal shirt! Let’s face it Ray Parlour wouldn’t be alone in wanting to see Antoine Griezmann at Arsenal. However, as much as our former midfielder would like to see Griezmann join us from Atletico Madrid, he doubts the likelihood of the Gunners signing him ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United.
Actually attracting Griezmann to Arsenal is something Parlour feels would be possible but the wages offered from Premier League rivals could trump what we could or would offer, and we may miss out on signing him. Parlour was quoted by talkSPORT as saying: “I would love to see them buy Griezmann. But it comes down to the wages.”
Wages apparently determines who the players sign for, according to Parlour. “These kind of players come to the Premier League but they don`t worry about the team they play for, they worry about the wages. Griezmann will look at it and see if Manchester United is interested or if Chelsea can maybe offer more.” He opined.
Gooners, I think Parlour is right that some players will be looking for a payday ahead of anything else but Griezmann might not be one of them. If Arsenal could compete with Premier League rivals for the fee the 25 year old will command, maybe we could sign him and what a coup will that be, if we can grab him next season and unleash him on the likes of Chelsea. We are no doubt in need of a world class striker who can guarantee us loads of goals and assists. Chelsea has Diego Costa, Man –city has Sergio Aguero, Manchester united has Zlatan Ibrahimovic and even spurs has Harry Kane! These players are the reasons why we seem to win games against these teams, why can’t we have a striker like Griezmann to strike fear into the minds of the defenders of opponents?
That being said everything tends to stack up against Arsenal bringing the French international to the club but if they really want him, then they just have to be aggressive with their bid and show that they can compete against the big teams. We need to stop being a sleeping giant and showing the world we mean business, especially for next season. So, who else wishes to see Antoine Griezmann wear the red and white of this great club, and should Arsenal break the bank to get him?