This line is from this mornings Daily Telegraph…
“Our financial situation has greatly improved,” said Wenger. “We are finally able to buy the players we think we need.”
We all know we have money but who does Arsene Wenger ‘think we need’, I wonder if he thinks the same as most of us fans?
Goalkeeper, 2 defenders and a ‘Song like’ midfielder. Thats a minimum surely? The same article suggests Wenger has £40M in his pocket and any further funds generated from sales. The way I see it is, unless we sell a player for £50M plus, we won’t being seeing players like Gourcuff signed. Hopefully though £40M will equal four darn good players who want to come and play for Arsenal and want to play their hearts out everytime they put the clubs shirt on.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has stated that dispite all the speculation surrounding Hugo Rodallega, no club has made contact with him regarding his player. To be fair, this rumour began when the player himself suggested Arsene Wenger had been in touch. Looking back, it was more likely to have been his agent doing all he could to get ‘his man’ a move. Shame really, I wouldn’t have minded the big lump up front with us, especially as Nikk B has been holding hands with Arshavin whilst praising up the Catalan stains!!
When I say we signed a keeper, I mean Sean McDermott has signed his first professional contract at the club. This is all well and good for the future, but we need one who’s hands are big enough to fit size large gloves, not ‘large youth’. Come on Arsene sort this situation out and fast, none of us want to see Almunia in goal next season, nor do we want to see Fabianski. I am sure if Wenger was honest, he doesn’t either….
We commented on here the other day about players at Real Madrid who could be up for grabs but Mahamadou Diarra is not a happy bunny right now. He is rumoured to be in for showdown talks with new boss Jose to sort out his future… At 29 years old, and a valuation of £6.5M, he’s certainly within Wengers budget? Described as a ‘ 6ft power house’, could he be the lump to solve the defensive side of our midfield problems for 2/3 seasons. By the time he is over the hill, Eastmond, Frimpong or Coquelin could be ready to step up…..
What do you reckon?
Psssss, did anyone see the rumours about van de Vaart being one of the players that Jose wants to sell…. 😉