Senderos at the Exit Door
Last summer I wrote that the writing was on the wall for Phillipe Senderos. Newcastle were one of the clubs interested in taking the Swiss international away from his Arsenal nightmare.
Wenger let Senderos go to AC Milan on loan a deal that cost the Italian club £1.5 million, the deal was constructed with a view to AC Milan signing the player on a permanent deal this summer for £6.5 million. The new manager has decided against exercising that option, but this does not mean the Swiss centre-back will be playing for Arsenal next season.
The player has stated that he does not see his future at Arsenal; in effect he has signed his exit permit from the club. Wenger will not allow such comments and then keep the player.
Some people think that Senderos is the answer to our defensive problems, but if people had seen Senderos in action, they would have realised that he too often appears to play like a rabbit caught in the headlights. There is complete panic. He is a tall muscular player but does not enjoy the physical side of the game, he lacks pace and his tackles are too often mistimed. Clearly the Premier League is not the place for Senderos.
The likelihood is that Senderos will end up in the Bundesliga. I would have thought that Arsene could use Swiss Phil as bait to lure Dzeko to Arsenal, but it appears that the Wolfsburg striker is set on joining AC Milan. Wenger will be looking at selling Senderos for £6 million to augment his transfer budget.
Posted on June 14, 2009, in Transfers and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Transfer, Arsenal Transfers, Senderos, Summer Transfer News, Summer Transfers 2009, Transfer News, Transfers. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.