As I write this, there are only 3 days left in the window and aside from Arsenal’s interest in Draxler last night, there’s nothing else going on at the club, looking in from the outside. Maybe they are being super secretive. I was hoping we’d bring in 5 proper signings at the beginning of the week and with every passing day, my hopes are dwindling. However, we still can bring in players for 3 positions of sufficient quality. Here are my suggestions:
Obviously, we desperately need a striker at the moment and a good one. There isn’t much left for us to choose from but we could still persuade Man Utd to sell Rooney if we put in a decent bid soon. There’s even Jackson Martinez available on the market for around £30million. We just need to be decisive and pay the money the selling club wants. There isn’t any more time to negotiate.
After selling Gervinho and losing both Chamberlain and Podolski to 3 month long injuries, we are desperate for another winger at the moment. There has been rumours from quite a few papers that we are very interested in the prospect of signing Di Maria but there is a hold up as Spurs aren’t willing to sell Bale until the very last moment so we can’t buy the Argentinian from Madrid. There is also the rumours of Draxler who can play on the wings, as a no.10 and as a striker.
With all these injuries, I still feel we are short in defence. We need to bring in another centre back that can compete with Vermaelen for 3rd choice CB. The choices are dwindling with the likes of Sakho and Alderweireld all moving. However we can still move for the likes of Ginter if we offer the right type of money.
It is looking pretty ominous as an Arsenal fan. The pool of players to choose from is dwindling and teams are going to jack up their prices the closer it gets to end of the window because they’ll know of our desperation. I’m just hoping we have enough about us to bring in 3 players in those positions mentioned to at least make us outside title contenders. Will we do it though?