Fabregas out for Four Months
A crushing blow to Arsenal’s flickering chances of the title, this is how the news that Fabregas will be out for up to four months The earliest we will see Fabregas is April, whilst Rosicky is out for a similar spell and Walcott will be back in March. Nasri is not 100% and nobody knows what will happen to Gallas or Toure, whilst Eduardo will not be 100% match fit until February at the earliest.
It is time for Wenger to press the panic button and move to make signings in the first week of the transfer window. By the time the main players return we might be lucky to be still in the hunt for a UEFA Cup spot. Wenger get out the cheque book and sign some quality players.
It is reported that Bendtner has turned down a move to Spartak Moscow, this is implies that Wenger is prepared to sell the Dane and that he will be looking for a new striker in January. There have also been reports that Bayern Munich are looking at Bendtner and we are looking at Ribery. Ribery is a player that was supposed to have come to us from Marseilles but we were trumped by Bayern. If Ribery were available, he would be one player that Wenger would not think twice about buying.
We have been lacking a central midfield player and now that Fabregas is out for most of the season, there can be no more excuses. A player that we should look at and perhaps get fro around £12M is Mikael Arteta of Everton. He is very similar to Fabregas and is a very competitive player. He has several seasons experience in the Premier League and Everton are in need of money to buy a striker or two.
Arteta though, can only be one of two central midfielders we need to bring to the club. Denilson has not come on as much as Wenger had hoped and Diaby is preferred by the manager to play on the wing. Scott Parker is another experienced player at a club that needs money; he will bring some steel, fight and goals to our midfield.
The problem is in the past has been Wenger has rarely bought players from other English clubs, Upson (Luton Town), Jeffers (Everton), Wright (Ipswich Town), Gallas (Chelsea), Diarra (Chelsea) and Silvestre (Manchester United). Wenger might again look at Europe with Mbia of Rennes and Velosso of Sporting Lisbon again coming into our radar. The price of both players has fallen since the summer.
Arsenal have been very frugal in the transfer market when the market was crazy, now is the time cash in on that frugality and bring to the club some quality players without breaking the bank.