By 1970’s Gooner
We all got very excited with the arrival of Sanchez and Debuchy. Wenger means business, he is addressing Arsenal’s deficiencies with high quality purchases we thought.
Next will be a goalkeeper and a central defender as it is imperative that these huge gaps be filled. And I expect that this will be addressed soon enough (the Ospina deal will probably be announced when the team return from the States).
But wait a minute. Wasn’t another centre forward a top priority? Was it not the major reason that the title bid crashed last season? Wasn’t Giroud a spent force in the second half of the campaign?
But what did Wenger do in the last January transfer window?
And what has he announced that he will do this transfer window?
No more forwards he said.
And I am not convinced that Sanchez will be the devastating forward that we all want. He is a great player but neither has he the experience of playing as a forward (in a false number 9 system) nor will he have the Premier League nous in his first season in a foreign to him League.
Remy would have been ideal for Arsenal. He is PL experienced and could play in the centre forward position no problem. He could play in the wide position too!
But no, his wage demands were too high for Mr Wenger. Well I can see him punishing us when we come up against Liverpool…
And if this is not enough the other reinforcement needed in this squad, in the defensive midfielder position, is yet to be filled.
Bids have been made for Khedira and for Carvalho.
Wenger will probably not buy anyone in this position. He has said so after the Boreham Wood game!
So a centre back (if Vermaelen goes) and a goalkeeper will be your lot.
In fact I believe that we need two centre backs to cover for injuries, suspensions and loss of form. This is because defenders along with the goalkeepers are the positions that get the most injuries and red cards. Last season Sagna was able to play this role. Who will be this season?
It looks like Wenger will be riding his luck again.
And jeopardise Arsenal’s chances for the title once again.