Mum, mum wait I want…that’s the decision Arsenal will have to make. What do they want? Like a kid at a candy shop, but that of a limited budget. Not able to fork out what those “rich kids” with their Sheikh sugar Daddy’s can. So Arsenal must work within their means. Punch above their weigh yet again. But, how is this possible? Arsenal a club bathed in history and tradition, now secondary to that of clubs owned by billionaire owners who simply have inflated football.
Despite, this financial state football is under Arsenal still able to draw interest of high calibre players. Players in the stature of Lukas Podolski who’s signed from German club Köln. But, how much of a risk is this acquisition? Podolski who’s track record at Bayern doesn’t scream at you, and hasn’t really been great in club football till recently.
Last summers “panic buys” were forced after horrid Arsenal performances. Yet again Arsene and Arsenal forced in to compete with the financial muscle by rivals. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all spent north of 80 million in the last 18 months. But in spite of this over spending Arsenal have managed to finish above two of the four teams listed. This is great to see value for money in the Arsenal perspective, but one can ask how long until Arsenal falter? Won’t the money eventually surpass the North London side?
But hey everybody loves the underdog. Defying logic and doing the unthinkable. Montpellier hasn’t spent over 3million yet has been crowned French champions, notable to mention ahead of Paris Saint Germain the new rich boys in town. So who’s to say we aren’t sitting here after next season seeing Arsenal lifting the Premier league with some intelligent buys. But who, who should they be?
Japanese attacker has been the lynchpin to the Dortmund attack this term, and has made the loss of Gotze midway through the season not an issue, as his form has lifted Borrusia Dortmund to their first ever league and cup double. But, he’s widely tipped to be on his way to Manchester United, as scenes of Sir Alex Ferguson at the German Cup final fuelled the further speculation.
Young, French, strong and a formidable defensive player, ringing any bells Arsenal fans? If we were going to call for the next Patrick Vieira this would be the occasion. He’s been a major part in the International set up under Blanc’s France, and has been impressive for Rennes. All the ingredients to be a superb player for the Arsenal, but will the unofficial rumours of he’s signed be confirmed? Or is it another might’ve been for Arsenal?
A strong defender who hasn’t received the recognition he may’ve deserved. Two seasons in a row playing for relegated sides whose defensive capabilities must be questioned, yet his defensive qualities haven’t. Many pundits believe Birmingham’s poor late season form coincided in his absence, and after defensive partner Rodger Johnson went on pastures new didn’t quite match it. This leaves questions on how good is Scott Dann? He’s young and is relatively on the cheap. Why not gamble for him, he’s a better option than an error prone Djourou.
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