Looks like Arsenal will be continuing the summer tradition of not signing players as Swansea issue a hands off warning to the club about Michu. We were linked with the Spaniard the other day along with Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko as we faced missing out on Luis Suarez for good and had to find alternative attacking options in the transfer market.
Michu has only been in the Premier League for one season but has impressed everybody with his goals and ability. He scored 18 goals in his debut season in the best league in the world. Not a feat many can accomplish. Swansea’s manager Michael Laudrup has said that it would take more than a “ridiculous offer” to have any chance of signing him which puts us out of the game. We know how Gazidis likes to penny pinch and all that so we can call this deal a distant dream.
We have already lost out on players like Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez by the looks of things. Now we have even missed the boat to sign Luiz Gustavo as he joined Wolfsburg despite the club not having any chance of Champions League football this season.
We have even been told that we will not be signing our other attacking target Edin Dzeko. New city boss Manuel Pellegrini said that Dzeko is staying where he is which means we are going to have to search high and low for players to sign in the last couple of weeks of the transfer window.
Even if we did make a “ridiculous offer” for Michu, according to Laudrup the player would not even want to move away. There was a time that any player in the world would be honoured to move to this club but now we are being rejected left right and centre by every single player that we have been linked with.
Not signing Michu isn’t a great loss but moves need to be made before it’s too late and we find ourselves with a squad being filled by the under-18’s.