How many top quality signings do we need, Wojciech?
This will be a short post but I hope I can inject some adrenaline into all you gooners. The season’s end is here!!!! I’m still buzzed that we beat spuds to fourth. Actually it’s less ecstasy and more relief. But that’s not what this is about.
This has been a roller coaster ride of a season, losing RVP and Song, beginning fairly well before collapsing then slowly picking our ourselves up and now we are here.
Believe it or not, this season has had more positives than negatives.
Negatives have been the continuation of our trophy drought, very poor football on occasions, loss of form of Sagna and TV5, and being dominated by all of the big four.
However the positives were the return of Jack, tying our best players to long term contracts, the assembly of a very talented lot, our late season form has seen us produce some devastating breath taking displays (like at Wigan), sharing of the goal scoring burden, improved defending, return of form of Ramsey, Per and Jenko, and finally, our form of late has shown that we can be consistent.
The negatives can be chalked down to the fact we had practically a new team this season in Poldi, Santi, Giroud, Nacho, Jenko AND Jack, so team chemistry was still lacking. But we are beginning to see what this lot can do, and I have always said that once the team gelled fully (especially the midfield) we will see the real Arsenal.
Wenger has come out and said that we are going into a transfer window where all the players he wants to stay will stay. He also adds that he is determined to put us in good stead to challenge for honors by (and I quote him) ”doing well in the transfer window”. That’s exactly what he needs to do.
The rumor mill is going mad today suggesting that we are on the brink of signing both Jovetic and Higuain (I truly hope we do get both). However, I won’t go into details as I’m sure that all you BKers know exactly where I stand in terms of players in and players out. All I’ll say is that my fingers are crossed.
You cant help but feel that there is an air of optimism that we will finally be able to break the curse this and finally win something this coming season.
I know that this has been our war cry for the last few years but its different this time round. we really do have something to look forward to. The coach and management are making all the right noises and it seems that moves are being made as I write this post. The difference is that in this window, if we are to buy top players, we need to do it fast. In fact now.
A good example is the chase for top strikers. Real want two, Juventus want one, we want at least one, Man Utd want a replacement for Rooney, City and Chelsea want strikers, PSG are looking for a partner for Ibra; even clubs such as Napoli, Spurs, Athletico and Ac Milan are in the market for strikers. This shows you that Wenger can not afford to dilly dally (something that has seen him lose players like Mata) and rather should make sure that by the time the UCL is concluded, and teams are coming down from the euphoria of the closed season, he has secured his top targets.
All that said, I’m optimistic. And very much so. It is obvious that with the mentality floating around the Emirates, we are about to end the trophy drought.
I’m going to miss Arsenal seriously and I’m even glad we finished fourth and not third. That way I’ll get to watch our new signings play sooner than usual (in the qualifiers).
Keep it red, keep it white, keep it Arsenal.
Written by: Marcus.