I don’t envy Arsene Wenger right now, even though his Arsenal team are flying high at the top of the Premier League. And the Gunners are having their best season for a long time. There are lots of positives around, with young players like Ramsey, Wilshere, Gibbs and Gnabry offering great hope for the future and the smashing of the club’s transfer record to bring in the brilliance of Mesut Ozil.
But Wenger has a really tough few weeks ahead of him, not just in keeping Arsenal at the top. The injury to Theo Walcott seems to have brought everything into sharp focus and it is beginning to feel like our season could come down to what the manager is able to do before the end if the transfer window.
Arsenal need another striker, but Wenger seems reluctant to goa and splash the cash on a player when there are strikers he has in mind for the summer who are simply not available now. So, according to a report in the Daily Mail, the Frenchman thinks that a loan deal for the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is the ideal scenario.
Morata is highly regarded at Madrid, especially by the fans, but is not getting much game time. Wenger is trying to convince Madrid that it would be better for Morata and Madrid in the long term to have half a season with Arsenal, where he is much more likely to play given our striker situation.
The report claims that talks are ongoing despite Madrid’s general reluctance. Wenger is hugely respected in the football world, so if we get Morata it will be because if him and it could make all the difference as to whether Arsenal end the trophy drought or not. What do you think Gooners?