insisting his current squad are good enough already – Déjà vu anyone?
Our club are currently in a very healthy financial position after making profits and clearing the stadium debt. Ivan Gazidis has supposedly handed Wenger £70 million to spend this summer and after selling/releasing a number of players already, the Frenchman should have enough funding power and a hell of a lot more wage space to land the big-names we are all desperately hoping for. Not to mention we have something like £123 million in reserve! so there are no excuses this time around.
A lot of names have been linked with a move to The Emirates – Wayne Rooney, Bernard, Stevan Jovetic, Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez. But Rooney looks to set to either stay at United or join Chelsea, Bernard is keen on a move to Porto, while Jovetic and Higuain have joined Manchester City and Napoli respectively, and Suarez? Well this looks set to drag on. But the Uruguay international seems to be our only target at the moment. It seems Wenger has put all his eggs in one basket once again, and should not top signings come through The Emirates doors in the upcoming weeks, some sections of the Arsenal faithful will more than likely revolt – me included.
I have said it before and I will say it again, this is probably our best chance to go out and win the Premier League this season, with our rivals under new management (apart from Chelsea of course).
Wenger looked to have changed his ways in the market this summer, expressing interest in the big money players and appeared keen to splash the cash, not to mention getting rid of a shed load of deadwood. At the time, this caught a number of Arsenal fans off guard. But after losing out on his reported targets (like Higuain and Jovetic) he has reverted back to his own ways, saying we aren’t in urgent need of new recruits.
Ok, we have a good enough squad already, but why not improve it? We have the funds available to do so. Contrary to what others may think, Arsenal are a massive club with a great history. We should be challenging for silverware, season in, season out.
Hopefully our ‘hard work’ in the transfer window pays off as signings are required – many fans will agree with this. But it looks like Wenger has hit us with the same statement that he has been throwing at us for the past several years, which is not assuring at all!