Arsenal’s Transfer window deadline signing…
Despite rumours surfacing that Arsenal had made late approaches for Alonso and Inler, the transfer deadline has now passed and Arsenal will be unable to make any further signings until January. It was another crazy deadline for the Premiership’s more cash-rich clubs, Man Utd finally got Berbatov, Spurs got Pavlyuchenko, Man City signed Robinho – Can you believe that one? I can’t; you could practically see the dollar signs in that poor, dumb fool’s eyes. Anything for the money, eh?
For all the world it seemed that Arsenal needed to sign a central midfielder, but they haven’t and now Arsenal fans must cross their fingers and hope for no injuries.
Sure, the squad is maybe strong enough if everyone is fit, but if anyone gets injured (especially Fabregas), Wenger will be in a very sticky situation indeed.
What can I say? I had indeed hoped that Wenger would make a signing, but he hasn’t, and that is that. Indeed, Danny Fizman came out in the press to say that Wenger had plenty of money at his disposal if he wished to spend it.
I’m not about to call for his head, I am a little more sensible than that and I remember all he has done for Arsenal. I do still have some faith in Wenger, it’s just well, wavering slightly.
It strikes me that Wenger is taking a gamble. He is gambling on youth. He is gambling on player development over big signings. He is gambling on taking the moral high ground while all around him more and more clubs are sold to foreign billionaires bringing in the greedy big players. I personally have no doubt that the core of this young team can do it, I’m just not sure if it will be this year.
Which leaves us with Wenger’s biggest gamble yet; it is a gamble for the patience and loyalty of Arsenal fans, and ultimately his job.