Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gervinho – Arsenal Bound
As the transfer rumour season gets under way, the press is busy slaughtering us for our lack of activity.
Well let’s look at what has happened so far.
Liverpool have spent £20M on an England u-21 international, a player who is not as good as either Wilshere or Ramsey, so what did they expect us to do, spend money for the sake of spending money?
Manchester United panicked and bought Phil Jones from Blackburn Rover for £16M. This is a player who is another England under-21 international, what surprised me was that we offered £16M for this player. I would prefer to pay that sort of money for Gary Cahill, who is 25 years old, played nearly 200 Premier League games and is an England international that to me is value for money.
Manchester United then bought Ashley Young, a good player sometimes for £16M and paying him £130K a week. Why would Man Utd pay such high wages for a player who will score 5-7 goals a season?
Meanwhile at the Emirates we have secured the services of 19 year old right-back Carl Jenkinson for £1M and he club has secured the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton for £12M(The Mirror), but because it is Arsenal, Wenger is being slaughtered by the media because he has not purchased a “marque” signing.
The next seven days will be crucial for Arsenal. In this time Wenger will sanction the sale of Fabregas to Barcelona, this in turn will allow Nasri to stay at the Emirates. We can also expect to see the signings of Sambas and Cahill confirmed by the club.
TalkSPORT are already announcing that we have signed Lille striker Gervinho, the jury is be out on him as to whether he is another dud or an inspirational signing.
So all is not doom and gloom at the Emirates, and this time next week the media will be waxing lyrical at Arsenal’s re-building program.
Posted on June 10, 2011, in Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Players, Transfers, Uncategorized and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.