Don’t worry Arsenal fans, Arsene Wenger is not just sitting on his hands while rival teams snap up players like Demba Ba, Lewis Holtby and Daniel Sturridge. Arsenal are like a cheetah on the African savannah, lying in wait, coiled like a spring ready to pounce. Any old antelope won’t do, however. We are waiting for the juiciest, most succulent prey to come along. The only problem is, we might starve to death before that happens.
“We are on the market, and if we find the right players we will do something.”
In the last window we were told something similar about `top, top players`, but surely the squad needs shoring up. Even if Wenger thinks the players he has are good enough, he must plan for injuries, surely. We have let one centre back go (Djourou) and are close to getting rid of another in Squillachi. That is good news but leaves us with no cover. The same goes for Bendtner and Chamakh.
So just what does Wenger think of as the right player? He plays Gervinho, so surely there must be players out there, in our price range, who can at least match the prowess of the Ivorian. He turned down a bid for Andre Santos recently, but he has been stunningly awful in an Arsenal shirt this season, no wonder he wanted to give it away.
Wenger has come through for us before with transfers, and he still has over three weeks to go, but I wish he would get a move on. Learn from your mistakes, Prof, and get some new blood in the team.