Posted on Tuesday, 10th July 2012 by Tony Merakli
Clint Dempsey? Really? Are you guys for real? An average Fulham player coming in to replace one of the world’s best forwards? Sorry, but I just can’t and don’t want to see this happen. If it does then this will show a clear sign of the club going backwards and what Robin was referring to in his recent statement.
I just don’t see what all the hype is about Dempsey to be honest.
Firstly, the guy is 29-years-old, is it really worth bringing him in at this age? Will he be picked ahead of the likes of Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski or even Tomas Rosicky? I don’t think so. Technically, he is far inferior to the aforementioned players in both style of play and ability in my opinion.
Secondly, we already have enough firepower and attacking players in our squad, all of which are better than the American.
Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, he is not a top four team player, let alone an Arsenal one.
Granted, Dempsey did have a productive season for The Cottagers, bagging 23 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions. But like Van Persie, he’s only had one great season in six for Fulham.
Personally, I don’t think Dempsey is the way to go, if of course Arsene Wenger is looking for another striker.
As stated before, I believe the potential signing of the USA international will be a step backwards and, more importantly, prove Van Persie’s point.
Am I talking sense or chatting jibberish? Let me know Gooners!
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