Arsenal Crisis – What Crisis
The media has gone mad about Arsenal losing three players whilst their rivals are active in the transfer market. The media have Arsenal fans in despair, failure to re-new season tickets and August will be a month of disaster for Arsenal.
Hearing all this wonder what the point of next season really is?
Let’s analyse the big spenders Manchester United. They have been active in the market, that is correct, but who have they bought?
Phil Jones is a 19 year-old centre back who will not become a regular for Manchester United for another 2 years, so they forked out £20M on a player who is probably on par with Kyle Bartley. Bartley will be given his chance in our Far East tour and Wenger will decide if he is ready for this season or next. Either way, there is nothing between Jones or Bartley, but because Bartley is an Arsenal player he will be classed an inexperienced youngster, whilst Jones will be showered with compliments by the media.
Manchester United’s second purchase was the unreliable Ashley Young for £17M. Young is not as good as Walcott, yet the media again is crowing as how Ferguson has got the perfect player, whilst hey are paying him £130K a week, Ashley Young is only worth £65K a week at most.
Finally Ferguson spent £17M on Da Gea, a young goalkeeper from Atletico Madrid. The prefect goalkeeper again the media says in awe of Ferguson. Arsenal bought a young goalkeeper a few years ago and last season we saw what Szczesny is capable of, we do not need Da Gea. Again the media ignore this fact.
Liverpool spent £20M on Jordan Henderson, a player that is not as good as either Ramsey or Wilshere, but that is ignored by the media.
The media is making stories about Arsenal as a club in crisis, players are leaving, nobody joining, and Arsenal will fall out of the top four. Well let’s see who Wenger brings in before we go the Far East and then see who comes in prior to the Emirates Cup.
It is always a shame to lose players, but all clubs evolve and move on. Nasri, Fabregas nor Clichy are stellar players as were Henry, Vieira, Pires and Bergkamp. It will be easier to replace Nasri, Fabregas and Clichy and the club will be stronger next season.