Arsenal’s Transfer window deadline signing…

September 3rd, 2008

Was nobody.

Come on, give me Alonso!

Come on, give me Alonso!

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.

Tags: signing, transfers, wenger

8 Responses to “Arsenal’s Transfer window deadline signing…”

  1. Bilbo1979 Says:

    The boss certainly has a big pair of cohones. I appreciate him more for that.

    If we finish lower in the league than the big spenders of the last couple of years and without any silverware then I think the experiment will have failed and the team will start to break up.

    But, if we do win, even the Coca cola cup and finish in the top 3, then I believe it will have been a success, because with each year from now this team will only improve. My gut says we are on the brink of something special.

  2. Alton Crowther Says:

    wanger must be given ultimatum before we can win silverwear this season

  3. Wondwosen Says:

    Sure, Wenger is taking a gamble.God may save Fabregas.

  4. Howitzer86 Says:

    I agree with you on this one. Wenger still has the backing of the board and all committed Arsenal fans. Although, ultimately, a gamble of patience with the Arsenal faithful must pay off this season otherwise the most hardened of ‘gooners’ may see their faith in Wenger turn into frustration.

  5. michael Says:

    Lets just have some little faith and see what happens.

  6. Wurn Says:

    Even if we dont get any silver this season, i will still support Wenger’s decitions only if the current team stays as is for another season. After that season then if they dont produce then i am sure to say enough is enough.

  7. LLOYD CHAGWIRA Says:

    WENGER HAS GOT A VERY BIG PROBLEM WHICH IS GREEDY. IF H3E IS A GOOD
    WHY CAN’T HE BUY AT LEAST ONE OR TWO MATURE AND WELL EXPERIENCED MIDFIELDERS. I THINK ITS HIGH TIME FOR ARSENAL BOARD TO DO SOMETHING
    CONSIDERABLE INORDER TO MAKE THE GUNNERS THE REAL AND TROPHY LIFTING CLUB. IS WENGER NOT ASHEMED OF MAN U OR CHELSEA OR LIVEPOOL WHEN THEY ARE LIFTING CUPS. REMEMBER ONCE A GUNNER ALWAYS ONE

  8. LLOYD CHAGWIRA Says:

    WENGER SHOULD BE CLEVER AND AWAKE BY DOING WHAT OTHER MANAGERS ARE DOING IN SPENDING. HE HAS TO BUY ONE OR TWO MATURE AND EXPERIENCED
    MIDFIELDERS. REMEMBER ONCE A GUNNER ALWAYS ONE.

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