By 1970’s Gooner
1. Buy at least a high class goal scorer.
It is increasingly obvious that we lack the player who will stick the ball in the back of the net. We create enough chances as was evident in many of our games this season.
Giroud may become that player but I doubt it. And even if he does we will need another striker to share the load. We are in real danger of not making the top four this season and action is needed now.
You also need higher than average understudies in the goalkeeper, left back and centre back positions.
2. Get Walcott to sign a new contract.
He is much more important to the team than you may think. He gives it drive and speed. Without him the team is slow and predictable.
Please note that with Walcott in the starting line up Arsenal have won many more than they lost. Give him the money he wants and promise him that he will be tried in the forward position.
3. Play Rosicky in the starting eleven now he is fit.
He is as vital as Walcott is and for the same reasons. Rosicky does two things that the other midfielders do not do.
He turns with the ball and goes forward straight at the opposition rather than passing it sideways. This gives the whole team an attacking and penetrating thrust and quickens the game for Arsenal thus unsettling the opposition midfielders and defenders who have much less time to regroup and keep their lines.
He also is a tenacious player who hunts the ball down and defends as well as attacking.
4. Get rid of the dead wood that you have created
Getting rid of inadequate players means you have to accept that uncharacteristically you recently made some mistakes in the transfer market, but we all make mistakes. The biggest mistake one can make is to refuse to accept it and not learn from it.
By letting these players go you will be releasing the resources (from saving their salaries plus the transfer fees that may be collected) to bring the much needed reinforcements.
Fabianski: He will not make it at Arsenal. Sell him or let him go on a free. Use the money raised to bring in an experienced goalkeeper who will challenge Szczeny.
Santos: This was a 6 million signing. He is not a left back. He is more a left sided midfielder. Get in a new left back who can challenge Gibbs. Alternatively get in another high quality centre back which will then allow Vermaelen to deputise for Gibbs when needed.
Djourou: His time is nearing the end at Arsenal. He is not a premiership centre back.
Squillaci. This was a 5 million signing! Get him out and save his wages at least.
Arshavin: His time is up at Arsenal. He was sensational when he first arrived. He is not up to it now. He is on a huge salary near to the amount of money Walcott is demanding (90,000 a week). Get rid of him and use the money for Walcott’s new contract.
Gervinho: This was an 11 million signing. The guy tries but he fails to reach Premier league standards. He can’t score from 2 yards! His control is letting him down and he can’t defend when needed.
Chamakh: He is on 60,000 a week! But he can’t control or pass straight. Please get him out.
Ju Young: he is a 5 million buy!!!!!! He is out on loan in Spain at the moment but apparently Arsenal have written off this investment in the accounts! He is unlikely to play for Arsenal. WHY DID WE BUY HIM ARSENE?
5. Do not resign
5. Do not resign