What Happened To “Super Quality” acquisitions?
Last week Arsene Wenger told fans that he was looking for “super quality” players to bring in as he probably was already aware that Arsenal would have trouble keeping hold of want away Fabregas and Nasri. This summer we’ve been linked with players that match that description like Benzema, Mata, and Cahill but we’ve also been linked with some very average quality players as well like Odemwingie, Rodallega, and most recently Scott Dann!
Is this the “super quality” we’ve come to expect from Arsenal? Dann is a decent player and has good height but would he really be a better option than Gary Cahill, or Per Mertesacker (who had an fantastic game last Saturday)? Not in the slightest! Recent reports have us linked with a Brazilian named Jadson and while there’s no doubt he has talent, we need players that can come in and get the job done. In my opinion, buying Scott Dann is buying a #4 center back, when we should be trying to purchase someone who is as good, or better than Thomas Vermaelen.
When two players like Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas leave, you replace them with players such as Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Arda Turan, Yoann Gourcuff…there’s a reason they cost more! Now I know it’s not for sure yet and the board has said they will reinvest all money that is made from Nasri and Fabregas but we need quality more than quantity right now!
Tomorrow is an early press conference for reasons that many believe that we’ll be announcing either the arrival of players or departure. Quite possibly both but either way, it’s at 9 o clock UK time which means in order for me to find out I have to stay up until about 4! So it could be a long night!