I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans out there, but I have been starting to worry about Arsene Wenger and his determination to ensure that the Gunners have enough players of sufficient quality to push on for the Premier League title, rather than hoping that we do not suffer from too many injury problems and the players we already have play at the top of their game.
A number of Arsenal transfer rumours over the last few weeks have suggested that Arsenal will not be paying the money required to get either Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton or Geoffrey Kondogbia from Monaco, while the reports linking us with the Chile international and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal have gone cold.
But maybe the Metro report which passes on the news from Italy that it is actually Vidal’s midfield colleague Claudio Marchisio who will be playing for Arsenal next season, explains what Wenger is doing.
The Italy international is actually the player likely to move on after Juve signed Sami Khedira on a free transfer. But that does not mean that Marchisio is a lesser player as no one has played more games for the Italian champions this season and only Bonnucci has started more than his 49 times.
The 29-year old might be a better signing for us as he is very versatile and is more of a creative central midfielder than the tough tackling Francis Coquelin, highlighted by his 32 league goals. So with Marchisio we would be getting a DM, a box-to-box and a wide midfielder in one package. Is that why Wenger has chosen not to pay big money for the above mentioned players?