Arsenal had a very interesting summer and transfer window this time around and although it was filled with such frustration and anger for the most of it, come 11pm on Monday 2nd September and we were all jumping out of our seats with excitement. Arsenal of course secured the signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a record breaking £42.5 million deal, whilst not forgetting we also managed to get Emiliano Viviano from Serie B side Palermo in Italy on a season loan worth just £875k.
In a matter of days, the problems that were threatening to to bog Arsenal down in a swamp of despair seem to be slowly drifting away. The weekend was a dark time and we all showed our discontent at the way things were going.
The opening Premier League game of the season brought a 3-1 defeat to lowly Aston Villa, half of our team was injured and there was no sight of any incoming transfers. We have not seen significant improvement yet but steps have been taken to do so, we hear.
Just over a week and a half before the summer transfer window shuts and not only does Arsenal find itself lacking serious quality across the pitch, but it also lacks actual professional football players, with the club supposedly only having around 20 players available! It’s going to be a rough week and a half for Arsene Wenger and his management team, but if reports are believed to be true he may have pulled his finger out now after that 3-1 defeat to Villa, with speculation surrounding the club that several bids have been made and that we have negotiators flying to different countries now in order to speak with both clubs and players.
Arsenal hasn’t won anything for about a decade but still go about dealing with other clubs in an arrogant, impetuous manner. It’s probably one of the reasons why despite the several big money bids Arsenal made this window, no club was willing to sell to Arsenal. Arsenal has become like a leper who no one wants to do business with.
Former Lille midfielder Yohan Cabaye has advised his former colleague Eden Hazard to make the move to England as soon as possible, feeding the rumours about his move furthermore.
According to Newcastle’s midfielder, the Lille star should move to England where he’d surely make an amazing stand, and he seems to think that even though Tottenham’s offer is a good one worthy of Hazard’s attention, the move the Belgian must make is across town at Arsenal.
“Eden and England would go very well together,” Cabaye told L’Equipe. “Tottenham is a good club even if, right now, there are some troubles with the coach. Arsenal, it would be really good.