Is Merson right about Arsenal spending?

Paul Merson may be a former Arsenal player, but he’s never too far away from criticising the club in the media. Merson’s criticism of Arsenal today comes in regards to the transfer market, with the pundit now urging Arsene Wenger to spend some money!
There are various players that we all think could improve our current side, but one that most will agree on, is the need to have a real world class striker. We have found new light in Alexis Sanchez up front, but a real top quality striker, one that can win you the league with 25-30 goals a season is what we truly need.
Merson has gone for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Greizmann to be Arsenal’s number one target, but is there really much hope of a move for the Frenchman? Merson said:

‘They pay top dollar those Arsenal fans. When you’re paying that kind of money you have to be watching world class footballers at the club. You can’t just have two – you should have five and six in my opinion.’

‘With Griezmann, people go ‘they’ve [Arsenal] got that kind of player’. They haven’t. They’ve got two of them but you could do with another one. For me there isn’t a club in the world that wouldn’t want Griezmann.’

The pundit is right when he says the fans fork out big money every single week and with the amount of money Arsenal have coming in, there should definitely be some new investments to the team. There’s no longer the bill to pay off the stadium and so there’s no hanging debt looming over the club. Arsene Wenger needs to invest and a bid for Greizmann would be a great place to start.

Greizmann is in my opinion a very unlikely target. The Frenchman plays for a very competitive Atletico Madrid side and is unlikely to move halfway through the season. However Manchester United have been heavily linked with the striker this January, and according to reports Greizmann may also be interested in the move. So if the player is willing to make the move, should Wenger try test the waters at the very least?

Greizmann is one of the very best strikers in the game at the moment and Wenger is known to have looked at the player in his earlier days at Real Sociedad. Atletico won’t be willing to sell, unless their reported move for Costa comes off, but once again I can’t see all these top class strikers moving halfway through the  domestic season.

By AH

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