Arsenal have become rather prone to failing in the transfer window, so rarely does a summer or winter go by where Arsenal fans have a genuine smile on their face.
For the past few years Arsenal’s transfer windows have been full of disappointment. We lost Adebayor and Toure in 2010 and both were key players in our team. We lost Fabregas, Nasri and Clichy in 2011, again all three were key players in our team and arguably all top quality. Then last year we lost Robin Van Persie and so we were stuffed. Luckily we have bought some good players over these windows where we lost key names however none of them were up to the standards of their predecessors and so as fans we have been left with nothing but disappointment.
We have failed to achieve what was possible and now it’s got to the extent where this summer was meant to be the year we didn’t lose our best players and we signed several big names to strengthen us greatly, yet we have once again disappointed as of this moment. It’s led to panic from the Arsenal fans and sometimes panic quickly spreads to club, like we saw two years ago after the 8-2 thrashing at Old Trafford.
But Wenger has made it very clear that he will not indulge in the transfer window like that this time around stating:
“We will not panic buy, that is for sure. It is not my strength to panic. The players we have here know how we want to play the game, and that is important. If we can add players who can integrate that style of play, we will do it. We will not do anything stupid, for the sake of saying we have done something. We do what makes sense, that is simple.”
Although I agree with the fact that if we can’t sign anyone reasonable, we shouldn’t just throw our money on just anyone available that could maybe do a job at Arsenal because that’s a risk that will not only be scrutinised and slaughtered by the fans for saying that’s the type of quality we buy (Park anyone?) but also because those players will quickly turn to deadwood.
Wenger’s got a real issue on his hands and with anything unlikely to happen on a match day, it means we have just one final day to make something happen.