2014 Transfer Window Closes
2014 Transfer Window Closes
The 2014 summer transfer window is now closed, clubs have made their selections. Some loans, some great transfers, some big money spent, some surprising price tags and then there is Arsenal FC. After years of ridicule from fans of other teams about not getting any type of silverware and having a trophy cabinet filled with dust, the FA Cup coming to the Emirates, I thought was about to move the club in a new direction. A direction where we recognized that Arsenal are a top club and after qualifying for the Champions league for the 17th year in a row, we should have no trouble attracting quality to the squad!
Well that is what we all thought, Arsene Wenger made some early moves, I took it as a sign of finally he gets it. but after Alexis Sanchez, NOTHING!!
Every bookie, pundit, analyst, pub seat holder, fan all agree with the same thing Arsenal needs a few world-class players. Even Mr Wenger himself seem to recognize this fact. But what does he do about it. When you loose two of your core defenders you replace them with strength. Per Mertesacker maybe a threat in the air of corner kicks when attacking goal, but he has got to be the slowest defender I have ever seen in my life. I watched a recent Chelsea game and Liverpool game, the speed these lads are playing at Merte is a liability at this point. The young defender shows flashed of brilliance, but he also shows flashes in incompetence which probably will see him red carded a few times this season, which we can ill afford. Gibbs is hungry and getting better as a defender and attacker, but he’s injured.
Straying from the point, here is what pissed me the fuck off, I woke up logged onto the dailymirror.co.uk, check out the footy rumors, first thing I see
Arsenal want to sign Danny Welbeck for 16 million british pounds
16 fucking million quid!! less than a month ago, Mario fucking Balottelli had the same price tag, but because of his off pitch issues, well some on pitch too, they passed. Liverpool pounced got him. Chelsea sent out their bum of striker turned around and signed a striker who failed a medical at liverpool, you would think Wenger loving his french players would have jumped on that, but nope nothing doing.
So now apparently we have Danny Welbeck, who I am sure at some point will become a great striker, like how Heskey was a great striker….ooooh wait no he wasn’t. Honestly I would have much preferred Sturridge. But now the window is closed, no holding defensive midfielder, despite Alex Song being available, ok he left the club on some sour shit, but can anyone say Song didn’t give Arsenal 100%. No steady back line, still vulnerable to set pieces and corner kicks. Most importantly no dead eye ball blasting striker. Just another player that will be forced to play this intricate game of precision passing till feet away from goal. It’s funny how it will take super sub Tomáš Rosický to rub at the box and blast a shot, for other players to realize, hey we can actually take a shot, when trying to win a game with 10mins plus stoppage time left on the clock.
Here’s the bottom line, I love my club Arsenal F.C, I’m a Gunner for life. But it’s fucking hard work swallowing Wenger’s philosophy year in, year out, especially when it clearly is not working except to get us in a top 4 finish every year. By the time the January window opens we shall see if Arsene Wenger gamble has paid off. We are now stuck with Welbeck and Sanogoals. All I hope is Mr Wenger rewards Campbell’s loyalty and let him play.