Goetze links worrying! by Nayan Parakh
Arsenal are one of the many EPL clubs being linked with signing Mario Goetze, but the speculation is worrying considering the amount of midfielders we already have!
Although Wilshire looks set to depart, we already have Mikhitariyan, Ozil, Xhaka, Torreira (likely as per reports), Iwobi, Elneny, Maitland Niles (with a newly signed deal, which must have some assurances on playing time), and a bunch of academy players as backup as well.
I’ve purposefully not included Ramsey in the above list, because Goetze rumours make me jittery about his contract extension. I believe Arsenal must go all out to extend his contract, come-what-may, even if it means shifting entire salary freed from Wilshere to Rambo. He’s been here for 10 years, shown his grit and determination, talismanic approach and eye for goals as well. I feel he’s the perfect candidate to take over the captain’s armband too.
So while I won’t mind getting a player of Goetze’s pedigree, that too for only £18mn, I certainly hope hes not a candidate to replace Ramsey. Also, if hopefully Ramsey extends his contract amd Goetze comes, who among Ozil/Mikhitariyan/Goetze/Torreira/Xhaka would you drop to the bench considering a max 4 midfielders apart from Ramsey get to play in 4-5-1, even if both Laca and Welbeck are benched.
Let me know your take!