Posted on Thursday, 23rd August 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
With just a week to go until the transfer window closes and Arsenal have got some huge decisions to make in terms of whether or not to continue their spending.
Arsene Wenger has come out and said that he is looking to sign a midfielder and a defender, but there is no mention of bringing in another striker.
Since the departure of Robin van Persie over a week ago, many Arsenal fans have called on Wenger to sign a replacement, yet it seems to be falling on deaf ears.
But do we really need to acquire another forward?
It would be easy for fans to say, ‘yes we should snap up Fernando Llorente’. However, given the way Arsenal lined up against Sunderland, where exactly would he fit in?
Not wanting to take anything away from Llorente, but what message would we be giving to our strikers if we bring in another one?
I would be a lot happier if Wenger stuck to his guns and brought in a quality defender and defensive midfielder, and allow Santi Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud the time they need to settle in.
Currently, we have Gervinho, who is receiving mixed views by the fans. On one side it is great to see him running at defenders and down the wing, taking the game to the opposition. However, at times he makes me want to tear my hair out because his final ball is just not up to scratch.
Giroud obviously wasn’t fully fit and only ended up playing 25 minutes against Sunderland. He simply needs time to grasp the Premier League and how we play. The same goes for Podol.
We then have Theo Walcott, who still hasn’t signed a new deal at the club. I think we need to do as much as we can to keep Theo. His pace is worth it alone.
I only think we will need to sign another attack-minded player if Theo leaves.
But I believe we have enough firepower in the squad to push us forward. Wenger only needs to make two signings, and it’s not another striker!
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