Maybe Arsene Wenger does listen to the Arsenal fans after all. If the Frenchman does finally sign a defensive midfielder this summer, that will be proof positive. Until that happens, however, we will just have to content ourselves with the knowledge that Wenger has finally seen the light and accepted that a strike force consisting of two big Frenchman, neither of which you could exactly call a great finisher, is not enough to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League trophies.
I will still always wonder why the manager did not break his back to sign a striker, even on a temporary basis, in January, but at least he is getting the job done in the summer transfer window, with The Mirror reporting that another Frenchman, Loic Remy, is set to become a Gunner along with the Barcelona and Chile star Alexis Sanchez.
The paper says that a deal of a round £8 million between Arsenal and QPR is all but done, while the personal terms on the 27-year old’s transfer are still being sorted out. I would not be surprised to see Remy with an Arsenal shirt at tomorrow’s launch of the new PUMA kit, though.
With Giroud, Podolski, Sanogo, Walcott returning to fitness and young Joel Campbell coming back from his loan spells, the signing of two more forward players really is taking Arsenal from one extreme to another, but will it be enough to land us the title?