You have absolutely no idea how happy I am with the fact Arsenal are managing to sell their ‘deadwood’ players this summer and I’m sure I’m not alone in that feeling. It was vital we had a right clear out of the club this summer, in order to reinvest effectively, efficiently and where it was most necessary in order to make sure the team was strengthened to such an extent that we could become a major force in England once more.
We had a list of players at the end of last season that needed to go and around 2 months down the line we have managed to successfully get rid of all but a few of those players. The likes of Arshavin, Squillaci and Denilson were released, as were a lot of youth and reserve players. Whilst Djourou has gone on loan and we have also seen Mannone sold. The next player out the door is Andre Santos who is reportedly close to joining Brazilian side Flamengo according to Sky Sports News. Leaving us with just the three strikers in Maroune Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu Young.
These last three players may be the most difficult to get rid of because quite simply nobody wants to buy a misfiring striker, especially when they are all probably on over £50,000 a week. Many have suggested that we cancel their contracts just like we did with Denilson, however I feel that we should be able to move these players on by the end of the window.
The only problem is that although Arsenal have basically completed the first stage of selling the players, we are yet to see any real developments in reinvesting money into transfers that will majorly boost and strengthen this Arsenal team. The likes of Cesar, Higuain, Fellaini and Fabregas have all been mentioned but at the current moment we seem to have lost out on all of them and so on what is a negative point to end an originally positive article, could we be set to experience the same old Arsenal yet again?