Does Wenger or the Arsenal board ever learn from their far eastern mistakes? by GW
I really, really thought that perhaps Arsene Wenger had finally learned the way to win the league again and to buy what we need, do it quickly and in his final season knowing his legacy is in tact. I think few would be unhappy with that.
Signing Granit Xhaka early showed intent and led most of us to think we were going to have a great summer in the market. Shortly after he made a move for Vardy. Not my choice, but EPL proven and what we needed as Welbeck was out for the season.
If someone says they need a month to think about it, that to me says enough, we should only be signing players that would walk over broken glass to play for us. At least by making a bid for Vardy, Wenger admitted he needed a top class striker.
Last season we loaned out Chezzer and Debuchy. First teamers, we brought in Cech and Elneny. So we actually signed no-one. Two in, two out.
This summer saw the exits of Rosicky, Arteta and Flamini. So we needed 3 players just to stand still. So far we bought one, Xhaka.
In the reserves we have Akpom and Adelaide, so why on earth has he just signed Takuma Asano? A striker from the J league? Wenger says he’s one for the future, really? Didn’t he say that about Ryo? We wait patiently for years, seeing them in the league Cup, only to find out eventually they weren’t good enough in the first place.
I looked at arsenal.com and saw we still have Sanogo listed as a striker, Sanogo? Even a blind squirrel can see that acorn will never make an Oak.
Anyway, I digress, maybe Wenger will sign what we need, there are plenty of talented players out there, I still think we need a top class forward and a centreback, and possibly a left back if we get shot of Gibbs and we always need wingers!
I still can’t work out why we have so many right backs, Chambers, Jenkinson, Debuchy and Bellerin. Two would do.
One last thing, Ramsey seems to be playing his socks off, does anyone think it’s because he is an attacking midfielder (like he keeps telling us) is it any secret that he doesn’t function as a right winger or a DM? (because he isn’t one) It’s not rocket science is it, ask Chris Coleman.
If we have too many players in the same position, rotate them during a match or sell them and bring in the players we need.