It was not too long ago that I made a review on Lukasz Fabianksi’s position at Arsenal and in that I stated that there were initial rumours going around that he would be looking to move on at the end of the season. But now it can be confirmed that he will be leaving Arsenal at the end of the season. And now Olivier Giroud has dropped a hint that Tottenham keeper Hugo lloris, who is a good friend of his, would like to join Arsenal in the summer.
So far Arsenal have just the addition of young French under 20 international striker Yaya Sanogo to their name in terms of incoming players this summer. We are desperate for some more additions however as the club continues to struggle to answer our pleas because of being outbid, slow or inflated prices, or whatever other excuses Wenger can think of, we are quite simply starting to get very concerned that with the Premier League season being under 3 weeks away that we won’t be ready in time.
Although the transfer window still has around 5 weeks before it’s closed on the 2nd of September, it has already been 8 weeks since it was opened in June and so far we have seen several players labelled as deadwood leave the club, but we are yet to see any more additions to the club aside from young French Under 20 international striker Yaya Sanogo.
It’s all well and good getting rid of a team’s deadwood players, as it allows a club to lose some player wages, gain a few squad places and in the meantime gather a little bit of income, but ultimately if you don’t then go and replace these players then the club goes into a period of further regression.
Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has completed his move to fellow Premier League side Sunderland, ending his 8 year association with the Gunners. Mannone’s transfer away from the club would suggest that Wenger is preparing to bring in a new goalkeeper, however knowing our luck Wenger will just promote Damien Martinez.
Many believe that the incoming goalkeeper surely has to be QPR goalie Julio Cesar, who has just been awarded with the Goalkeeper’s Glove award at the recent confederations cup, beating the likes of Spain’s Cassillas and Italy’s Buffon to the award, reiterating his true quality.
Arsene Wenger has come out stating that he is relieved Drogba is no longer part of the Chelsea squad but also believes that without Michael Essien and with Frank Lampard playing a deeper role, Chelsea are not as robust. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar have brought flair rather than muscle to Stamford Bridge.
“When you think about them, they had Florent Malouda, Essien, Lampard, physically, contact-wise they were a very impressive side with Drogba on top of that,” he said.