Arsenal fans have become ever more impatient and concerned in recent weeks by the lack of new players coming to Arsenal. The summer transfer action started so well with the early signing of Granit Xhaka and his subsequent impressive performances at Euro 2016 for Switzerland.
Since then all the Arsenal fans have had to get worked up about has been a load of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with all sorts of players in different positions but nothing concrete has occurred. Hopefully that is all about to change as the European championships draw to a close and that could mean that our next signing or signings are still involved.
So maybe the fact that the Evening Standard has reported our manager waxing lyrical about a couple of players in the France team and heaping praise on the Newcastle United star Moussa Sissoko and the Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann points to which players Wenger is going to go for next.
Of Sissoko he said, “It is true that Sissoko has been remarkable. One could have asked the question before the [Germany] game: does [N’Golo] Kante come into the eleven? Didier has opted for stability since the team had won convincingly and he had reason to do so with Umtiti and Sissoko.”
Wenger also said of the tournament’s top scorer, “Griezmann for me is one of the candidates for the Ballon d’Or.
“In Spain, he is not far from Ronaldo and Messi. Age is on his side and look at the Euros: six goals, three or four assists – these stats are not nothing.
“This year he went to the Champions League final by scoring in all the big games, not to mention that he scored 22 goals in La Liga, so yes – why not the Ballon d’Or.”
Why not indeed and why would Arsenal not have him as a transfer target, especially as he possesses great pace and finishing just like Jamie Vardy who rejected the chance to become a Gunner this summer? I know that Arsenal have already signed a midfielder in Xhaka and that with the likes of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott and Campbell we have options on the right but have they really done enough to prove that Sissoko is not needed in north London?