If we can’t sell Park Chu Young and Nicklas Bendtner and also fail to buy a new striker, will this mean that we have to use these two deadwood strikers for the coming Premier League season? Now I’m fairly certain that a very small percentage of Arsenal fans will be happy with the thought of having to keep these two players on the books for another season and I would not be happy with that either.
The way our search for a new striker has been conducted this summer though, it would not surprise me if we had to do this. We chased Gonzalo Higuain for over a month and lost him to Napoli three days after they began their interest in him. It’s unclear who is to blame for losing out on him but some blame has to go with Arsenal as it shouldn’t take any club this long to capture a vital target.
We had a similar situation with Stevan Jovetic and Juventus in June but we eventually had enough of proceedings and dropped out of the race, so did Juventus. Jovetic ended up at Manchester City. The same thing seems to be happening with Luis Suarez. Liverpool are determined to keep him and Arsene Wenger will “respect” their view on this.
Now I am a bigger fan of Bendtner’s than I am of Park despite the Dane’s arrogance and foolish views on himself in the world of football. Park has made just 1 league appearance for the club and not scored which is pretty hilarious considering we signed him two years ago.
Bendtner on the other hand was a fairly decent and important player before being injured and then falling out with Wenger. We were determined to sell him but have failed and we are still failing. Perhaps we should make the best of this situation and let Bendtner play in cup games against lower league opposition.
If we can’t sign a new striker we will have no choice but to do this is we want to keep Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo in good condition for this new season.