By 1970’s Gooner
The People published a story that Diaby, Denilson and Traore are wanted by Spurs. And of course, not to be outdone, the other newspapers picked it up and started regurgitating the same story over and over again.
A sign that we are due to enter the “silly” period that is called a “transfer window”
There are football, financial and rivalry reasons why Diaby, Denilson and Traore will not be transferred to Spurs.
All three players have been handpicked and groomed by Wenger to provide top quality cover for their respective positions.
But more importantly to be ready in the next few seasons to take up the mantle if needed from their first team counterparts.
Diaby in particular has since his return from injury been very impressive especially on the few occasions he has been allowed to play in his natural position in the centre of midfield.
He has been likened to Vieira and in my opinion not without reason. His potential to grow into a great footballer is phenomenal.
So not only has he a great future at Arsenal but also to sell him on now especially when his transfer price will sky rocket in the future does not even make financial sense.
The more likely candidate to be sold on is in fact Gilberto. His transfer will create the space for players like Diaby, Denilson and Diarra to blossom even further.
Also the transfer price and savings in wages makes even more financial sense.
Judging by Wenger’s transfer behaviour so far do not be surprised to waive good buy to Gilberto! But most probably not to Spurs!
Denilson to my mind can be characterised as a prodigy who at only 19 is beginning to show that he can hold his own in that Fabregas role.
Surely he is being groomed to offer cover for Fabregas and also to play along side him if need be. Again why sell him now? It does not make much sense.
Traore is still learning his trade but we have seen how he resembles and plays like Clichy and even Ashley Cole before him. Wenger is obviously grooming him to be the next in line after Clichy.
But the problem of course is that he is still a little bit too young at 18. Wenger will make do at the moment with what he has and provide cover for Clichy from other sources such as Flamini or Diarra.
So again it does not make much sense to sell him on.
And what does not make much sense does not happen.
Especially if Spurs are involved!
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