Has Wenger Lied to the Fans Once More
At the end of last season we heard that this was going to be a busy transfer window, Arsene Wenger had stated that we lacked some experience, we were weak in defence and all Arsenal fans cheered. At last Le Boss was prepared to spend money to resolve our defensive weaknesses both at the back and in midfield.
All Arsenal fans expected some departures, none of us expected Fabregas to stay and Nasri was 50:50 as to whether he stayed or not.
As the summer entered into full swing, noises from Arsenal were encouraging, from Wenger, Gazidis and Hill-Wood. Wenger then threw cold water on our excitement by stating we were likely to move for players towards the end of July, this then moved to the beginning of August and now we are still waiting.
It was not a shock that Cesc joined Barcelona and it will not be a major surprise if Nasri also follows him out of the door. The major shock for Arsenal fans is that we have not bought a centre-half yet and that Wenger and the board have spent all summer negotiating the departures of players.
Wenger is under pressure from the fans to buy players as was demonstrated on Saturday and probably tonight. Wenger does not know who to buy or is reluctant to spend big money. This is naïve business by Wenger; it is not his job to make money for Arsenal. We should have bought Cahill and Mata before the season even started. Everyone knows this yet Arsene insists that Jenkinsson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Miyaichi and Campbell are suitable additions to the first team squad.
Arsene has dithered yet again in the transfer market, selling the club’s jewels in return for more under 20 year olds. This is not the sign of a club wanting to challenge for trophies, this is a sign of a club willing once more to allow the manager to indulge in his philosophy of “Youth will Win a Trophy”.
Posted on August 16, 2011, in Arsenal News, Arsenal Players and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Transfer, Arsenal Transfers, Fabregas, Gary Cahill, Juan Mata, Summer Transfer News, Transfer News, Transfers, Wenger. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.