Firstly, I would like to congratulate Portsmouth on a brave attempt to stop the Chav’s from completing the double..Against all the odds and with many controversies off the pitch Avram Grant has done a superb job in motivating his rabble group of players to get them all the way to the final..If only that penalty would have gone in, eh??
It doesn’t bother me seeing Chelsea lift another cup. Even though they won the double, half of their achievement was winning a trophy we don’t even value. Even though we haven’t won a trophy in umpteen years and the FA Cup was the last piece of silverware we won, it doesn’t bother me that Chelski had an open top bus parade showing off their achievements. It’s not nearly half as pleasing as our open top bus parade for our ‘Players with most potential and fight’ Cup and the ‘Getting more experience every year with the best stats’ Trophy..Not forgetting the ‘Maximum financial returns with minimum imput’ Shield..
Before I get abused for this comment and I get the ‘Chelsea have spent millions’ line, my answer is yes, I know they have. But if a team like Pompey can make it to two cup finals in the space of three years then whats our excuse??? Other than we (the management, not the fans) don’t value this cup..Which by the way isn’t a real excuse, it’s a get out of jail free card..
We always brag about the fact that under Wenger we have won the double twice and I’m sure Sir Arsene is more than happy to have this on his CV, so why do some fans agree with the manager and say this isn’t an important achievement anymore?? It’s quite selective and rather contradictory.
Anyway onto the matters at hand.
In order to make the next step and turn this period of transition into a successful era, changes this summer must be enforced. Sir Arsene must now realise that certain players at the club do not have the standard required to turn this good team into a great team..
I think its fair to assume that Silvestre, Senderos and Gallas are out of the door on free transfers. They should be followed by Almunia, Fabianski, Traore, Denilson. The potential departures of Eduardo and Rosicky are also debatable..
Our goalkeepers are our weakest link, so this must be the priority. Buffon would be everyone’s first choice but this is unlikely to happen. As is the arrival of Hugo Lloris. Joe Hart would be a more realistic capture in my opinion and a great one.
With three CB’s set to leave on a free we will need to reinforce this area with two solid players. I would like the club to increase its English contingent and sign Cahill. Young Danish talent, Simon Kjaer is also in high demand amongst many Gooners.
The midfield lacks strength, pace and work rate. Two names being touted are Yaya and Ettiene Capoue..I’d take either of those and let them fight it out with Song because Denilson is not good enough.
The midfield also lacks imagination and creativity, especially without Cesc. Once hes injured we really struggle to tick so I would like to see either a winger or another playmaker brought in. As I suggested in another post the capture of a player like Gourcuff would not disappoint me.
The striker as we all know is a done deal.
So there you have it. My list of Arsenal transfer targets this summer. Hart, Cahill, Kjaer, Yaya/Capoue, Gourcuff/winger and Chamakh.
Your welcome to add your own list.