We’re still waiting…and waiting, for confirmation on ANY new transfers in what Ivan Gazidas promised to be a busy summer. Well we’re supposedly close to Gervinho, we were supposedly to get Alvarez which keeps looking more and more unlikely and with rumors of Cahill coming, its been reported we’ve made no bids!
Fear not though, we have 8 weeks until the transfer window closes and its enough time to get in what we need. Wenger is taking his time and it’s better that he doesn’t rush into things. While it would have been nice to get all of our transfer business done early so the new players could be integrated properly, we must wait and try and find ourselves the right players. You would have hoped we would have a plan before the season was over.
The man with a plan doesn’t really like to spend the money the other team wants. When it comes to Ricky Alvarez who Arsenal have been scouting for 3 years, we are short on their valuation but less than 2 million and instead we will lose out to Inter Milan. Sadly a prospect will go waste his talent in the Serie A with their crap football. I have no doubt that Wenger has other prospects in mind with many rumors floating around. Most of these being JUST rumors and have little validity to them.
One place I do hope Arsene is shopping is in the Bundesliga, they have some real talent up and coming. Every year it seems there is a few more players that are good enough for the National Team. In the World Cup we saw the breakthrough of Thomas Muller Fussbal Got! Mesut Ozil, and Sami Khedira. Last year we see a few Dortmund players with Gotze, Bender, and Hummels. Now this year there are some good young players in there like Draxler, and Leitner along with the experienced talent that have been in Germany.
Arsenal have been linked with two players, neither really German but Arturo Vidal and Diego. Both players with immense skill although Diego has struggled the last few seasons. I could really see Vidal and Wilshere playing quite well together in the midfield and if we do have the eventual departure of Cesc, Diego would be the kind of replacement that could fill his shoes…minus the attitude. Diego is a fantastic passer, much like Cesc, and better at set pieces.
It was nice to see all the players back in training and it relieved a bit of stress i was feeling. When I looked at the pictures on Arsenal.com I was a bit more relaxed and thinking clearly…we aren’t screwed! We didn’t see Nasri, or Fabregas, or Clichy in those pictures, but we did see players like Wilshere and Miyaichi, and most importantly…EBOUE with his sports bra! What a nut! Good to see Vermaelen healthy as well. Seeing Miyaichi in Arsenal apparel made me hope so badly that we can get a special talent Visa for the Japanese winger. I do believe he could force his way into the first team this year.
So have faith that we will get a few studs in this summer still along with Gervinho and realize we AREN’T in crisis. The media wants us to believe we are but the only confirmed player to leave is Gael Clichy.