Arsenal need to spend to catch up with the other forces in England. by Konstantin Mitov
Hello lovely Arsenal people! You know the latest Arsenal news – we tried to get Fabinho but he went to Liverpool. What the hell? Why are we even trying if he’s already going to another premier league side? It just makes us look weak. At 40 million he’d be a steal, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we were counting pennies and Liverpool just put the money up front!
Compare where we were when Klopp finished his first season at Liverpool and where we are now, and where they are? They’ll have Keita and Fabinho next season, which is incredible improvement on the likes of Wijnaldum, Milner and the Ox. Now look at United, who might get Bale and Alderweireld. City are getting Mahrez. I am worried.
We are already a lot of points behind the top 4, if those transfers occur I can’t really see how we’re catching up with 70 million. We obviously appointed Emery to get the best out of the squad, but there is only a certain best we can get out of those players. They are not champions like Chelsea were when they finished mid-tabled. This is a team on a very solid decline.
We need surgery. Where would you spend the money? We need 2 CB, a keeper, a DM and a left winger. That’s five players. I’d roughly put 35 million on average for a good player in each of those positions, which is 175 million.That’s roughly 100 million short. Who are we linked with?
Sokratis is a likely addition, but I wonder if he’s the player who’d fix our defence. He’s going to be 30 soon and he’s coming from a team far from famous for their defence. I like the appointment of Sven Mislintat, but I think that if we’re reaping what used to be the best at Dortmund, after Mikhi and Auba, only Dembele is worth it and it’s extremely unlikely we’ll get him even on loan.
If we’re looking for a cut-price CB, than we can add Johny Evans. He’d at least come with premier league experience and he’ll cost as little as 3 or 4 million. If we want a greek defender, Kostas Manolas is the guy. Drop 40 million there, and try to get him. If not, than we can try Koulibaly or another proven CB. With that guy and Evans , we’d have 2 CB and we can spend the rest on Seri as a new CDM is badly needed and I still very much feel either Ramsey or Wilshere will be gone.
Players I’d like to ship out in order to get some more money are Mustafi, Ospina and Lucas Perez. I’d release Wilshere to free up wages and then if we’re opting for a new winger, Danny Welbeck will likely have to make way to add funds, although I wonder how much we can get for those players?
I don’t know, I hope we’re ready to spend some money as a goalkeeper will also be needed. Transfer dealings at Arsenal are always kept very tight so I’d like to keep optimistic about next season and hope that the board have something under the cover that will surprise us, because we badly need fresh faces in defence especially.