As analysed in a recent posting “Arsenal’s Transfer Targets” one of the three players Arsene needs to recruit for next year is a goal scoring forward.
We have been watching Nicolas Anelka closely during this campaign and cannot fail but be impressed with his attitude and high quality of performances. Not to mention those two gloriously taken goals against the Arsenal at the Reebok.What a perfect player for Arsenal he is likely to be.
Consider the following:
- he is ideal as a forward to play with Henry or without him
- he is a very skilful player who scores goals for fun but can keep the ball and bring players into the game. Look how well he is playing for those average players at Bolton.
- he has played for Arsenal before and knows the way AW wants his forwards to play
- he knows the English Premier League well and therefore does not require any adjustment time as a new raw Wenger recruit would otherwise need.
- at only 28 years old he now has a blend of relative youthfulness along with maturity and experience that is sorely missing from an experience depleted squad.
- he is not likely to cost silly money and anything under 8 m will be considered value for money.
We are sure Anelka will jump at the chance of rejoining Arsenal and finishing his career where he started it.
The only obstacle is probably AW’s reluctance to resign a player he once let go.
But what a tremendous addition to the scoring capability of Arsenal he will be.
Arsene should reconsider.