Wenger Will Not Buy A Midfielder This Summer
Will Arsene really sign a defensive midfielder this summer? The likelihood is no, unless that player is 29 years old, why? Arsene has stated he has embarked upon a project at Arsenal and that project is to play attractive football with young players.
What signal will go out to his current players and those below if Arsene signs a 25 year old. The message will be you guys are not good enough, some fans may agree with this but Arsene does not.
The whole emphasis over the last three seasons is to clear the squad of players who 25 years and over and thus open the path of development for the likes of Denilson, Diaby, Song and Ramsey. Arsene believes that these four have it in them to partner Cesc in central midfield.
We saw last season glimpses of what these players could do, unfortunately, it was not consistent and when Cesc was missing none of the quartet was capable of filling his shoes.
This season Arsene will give them all one last attempt at maturing into proven midfielders. We saw that Song can be a giant in central midfield, whilst Diaby when he has the bit between his teeth is unstoppable.
Arsene knows that one if he recruited a player in his mid 20s, players like Coquelin and Merida will start to question their future at Arsenal; they will suddenly see the opportunity of first team football slowly evaporate.
We have plenty of good talented midfielders at the club, what they lacked last season was consistency and leadership qualities. That is why Wenger may look to a 29 year old or 30 year old to bring that leadership and calmness to an otherwise very talented midfield