Wenger looking for ‘world class’ summer signings

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Arsene Wenger has hinted that he’s open to spending big again this summer as the Gunners look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Premier League season.

While remaining generally coy about his plans when talking to beIN Sport before the Sunderland game, the manager said his recent purchases have shown his willing to spend money when the right player is available.

“We are ready to spend the money for players who strengthen our team,” he said. “There is a difference in that and just spending money.

“We are in a position where we just want a player with an exceptional quality in any area that can strengthen us. The depth of squad is important and any world class player in any position can help us achieve what we want to achieve.”

And asked if his next big purchase might be a striker, he continued, “I don’t know. It’s not necessarily linked with the money.

“I’ve shown many doubters that I’m ready to spend money for players who have the quality but, first of all, you must have the money and then, secondly, the players who cost that kind of money are available.”

He also touched on the FA Cup final and his hopes of becoming the first manager since the way to win the famous trophy 6 times.

“It’s very important for me. You want your fans to be happy and I want personally to be happy as well and that would make me happy.

“It’s a final. It’s 50-50 but let’s prepare well and give absolutely everything on the day. We learnt last year how to deal with the pressure and hopefully we can show that this season.”

Arsenal spending since August 2013

Mesut Ozil – £42m
Alexis Sanchez – £32m
Calum Chambers – £16m
Mathieu Debuchy – £10m
David Ospina – £4m
Danny Welbeck – £16m
Gabriel – £11m
Kristian Bielik – £2.5m

Total spent: £117.5m

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George
George

Quietly optimistic for this summer, it must be said. We’re in good shape and it sounds like more is to come.

Rosicky's new contract
Rosicky's new contract

I was slightly optimistic about our transfers a until a week ago, now I’m all out confident. Cech, Schneiderlin, J Martinez maybe Reus and we challenge properly for the league. Silly season has got me bad this Summer.

andre santos
andre santos

apart from walcott none of our players make intelligent runs with good timing.
Even alexis’s runs are not too great and thats something he ll have to work on. When you dont make those runs mesut ozil becomes ineffective and basically the ball is passed back to him and then recycled back and forth again without any meaningful penetration.

tbag
tbag

Exactly. Giroud never makes any intelligent runs and is too slow for counter attack. We need a world class striker who can convert all those chances mesut creates. A right footed striker.

Juxta Position
Juxta Position

I wouldn’t say he ‘never’ makes intelligent runs. But I agree we need a world class striker, we’re crying out for inspiration up top. We’ve been toothless for awhile now and Giroud was supposed to be that big striker to help break down teams, but he so easily gets choked out of games.

Kwame
Kwame

Sanchez got us 20+ goals and Giroud has gotten us 14+ goals. If Oezil could have given us 18+ we could have seriously challenged Chelsea. I think he should be shooting more when opportunities present themselves instead of always opting to pass. If he doesn’t, then Wenger should be brave enough to bench him.

gar14
gar14

lol a right footed striker…care to elaborate??

Who the F*ck are Sp*rs?
Who the F*ck are Sp*rs?

Bloody Hell, man, think! You know the striker with the right foot, he plays for the same team with that keeper, you know? The one with the hands.

Apostolos
Apostolos

Come on, Giroud’s got 14 goals in 26 games in the premier league this season. It’s not his fault he’s the only serious option up front we have(Welbeck has only 4 goals in 27 PL games this season)and that Wenger’s forced to play him in EVERY game. It happened last year, and again this season where you could tell Giroud is exhausted having to play 90minutes of almost every game when he’s fit.

We definitely though need another goal scorer imo, I don’t even think he needs to be a striker necessarily, especially since Wenger probably sticks with Welbeck as an option as a striker for at least one more season. Also It’s unlikely considering the cost/availability of certain players, getting a creative player that could also add some goals and width to our play (Like Reus/Draxler/Fekir) would be huge for this Arsenal team. Personally I could see Wenger putting his trust in Chamberlain as our starting right winger next season, but Wenger & Chamberlain both think midfield is his best position so it will be interesting to see who Wenger will sign this summer.

Other then that signing a Cdm, and a GK if Wenger doesn’t plan on Szcez being our #1 GK seem pretty obvious areas we could improve on to me though.

Also I thought this quote from Wenger was great,
Wenger :
“I’ve shown many doubters that I’m ready to spend money for players who have the quality but, first of all, you must have the money and then, secondly, the players who cost that kind of money are available.”

Stillmatic
Stillmatic

Wenger recently said Ox will stay on the wings.

I don’t get why people still think Ox will be a CM. We can’t even play the CMs we currently have in their natural positions FFS, that’s how many we have.

Cornelius P. Snuffington III
Cornelius P. Snuffington III

Chamberlain’s skills and style of play suggest long-term his future is in the center (at least, according to both him and Wenger). But right now, precisely because of the logjam at CM you point out, he will be playing out wide.

Comedian
Comedian

You mean a right right footed striker or it can also be a left foot striker who can strike the right way but also left when needed.

Mein Bergkampf
Mein Bergkampf

I think people are forgeting that Sanogo is back next season. He’s right footed I guess. Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

aaron
aaron

Oh God, back to giving Sanogo opportunities in the first XI, definitely should go on loan to a Championship team so he can remember how to score…..or shoot, that would be a good start

Miranda
Miranda

Or not be injured.

I’ve no idea whether his limited number of appearances for Palace (10, almost all as a sub, just one goal in the cup and none in the league) is due to injuries or simply that they decided he wasn’t much use. Either way, it hasn’t been a great season. He wasn’t even on the bench last weekend. Maybe they’ve sent him back already to be tended by Shad.

Abraham Panduro
Abraham Panduro

Tbag,I agree Giroud is slow and doesn’t have the speed to make those intelligent runs however he makes that up with his intelligent passes and uses his body to create space. I believe the Ramsey goal in the FA Cup final is a good example.

I think we should sign Cavani, Kondogbia/Schneiderlin, and Cech. Or stick the Scz and buy Pedro instead.

Miranda
Miranda

Cech isn’t the keeper he once was. There’s a reason Chelsea replaced him. I can see the point of demoralising (and possibly losing) Ospina, Szczesny and Martinez if we were replacing them with someone young and world-class, but Cech is now neither. He was already past his best when Chelsea dropped him and, not having played regularly for some time, he may have deteriorated a little bit more. Presumably he’d want big wages and to be our first choice, otherwise he’d be happy sitting on Chelsea’s bench. A disruptive signing and not a good use of money. in my view. Better to pay what it takes to sign someone younger and better, though I suspect we don’t even need to as Martinez will soon be our first choice – just so long as we don’t push him so far down the pecking order he despairs of us and goes to Spain permanently where, according to the Rotherham manager, several big clubs are already begging to take him on loan.

Kondogbia definitely; he’s got youth, pace and power.

CruEL
CruEL

i seriously won’t put “intelligence” with walcott. 1 trick pony. Small time defender from Man U had Walcott in his pocket the whole match and we know he was trying to cross and got lucky.

Walcotts only great goal was the one against Chelsea in the carling cup final.

neutral
neutral

If that is the only great Walcott goal you can think of…

my favorite (though not the best) was when he fell over and distracted Chelsea’s defense only to hop up again, run clean through, and score.

bystander
bystander

“None of our players”? Did you start supporting Arsenal this season. Or have you only watched matches that Aaron Ramsey hasn’t played in? The Welsh Jesus specializes in intelligent runs, especially when playing in the middle, as we saw last season.

arsene wenger
arsene wenger

wilshere does this all the time, too!

Sam
Sam

which is why it’d be great to have a world class, mobile, quick striker. I’m hoping Wenger goes for Barca lite again – I mean a lesser quality version of their front 3 – rather than another big guy. The Big Guy with scoring midfielders model doesn’t work that well when your midfielders don’t score much. And we can’t count on Theo’s fitness either.

LKoscielny6

Love that picture

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

Interesting list of buys… Even more importantly we’ve lost the perennial selling club tag…

neutral
neutral

I read Barcelona had 50M quid for Ramsey, even though the transfer embargo and all that

seriously, it’s true

Arsenalboy
Arsenalboy

Im not shocked, AW and IG have said in long time that they aim high now, and two last summers are only the beginning.

David Seaman's Ponytail
David Seaman's Ponytail

To be fair, considering we have never really spent a lot we have generally mixed it at the top fairly well. The signings are making a difference, so wenger is right, it’s not necessarily about the money more about the quality. That said, you don’t get anyone at the right price these days.

cygan'sbaldspot
cygan'sbaldspot

Keep the core, add 1 or 2 great players and we’re there.

Simon
Simon

Cech, Vidal, Reus, Benzema. Badda-bing!

Apostolos
Apostolos

I do though think we could use 1-2 signings to really make a push for the title next season. Wenger should just buy one or two as he says ” Top Qualify” signings and that it.
Reus/Draxler/or N.Fekir(Lyon)
And one of Schneiderlin/Witsel/Kondogbia/Carvalho
* I don’t see any strikers coming to Arsenal this summer but Wenger maybe he would consider signing Luciano Vietto of Villareal.
*GK for me only if Wenger doesn’t plan on sticking with Sczez as our #1 Keeper. Personally I don’t think Ospina’s good enough to be a starter at Arsenal so unless we can seriously get Cech(Doubtfull>Chelsea), I would rather we stick with Szczesny as our #1 keeper.

Then we would have a more creative player that can also score goals, opposite of Sanchez on the other wing, and a midfielder with strength that can pass and win the ball back with Ramsey in midfield(& of course Ozil/Cazorla Or Coquelin/WIlshere). This team would be set next season to compete for the title Imo.

Shere Willpower
Shere Willpower

Really hope we sign reus. He is my favourite player outside our club.

TTT
TTT

yes boss!
Lacazette
Reus
Schneiderlin

Chamakh Really Wasn't That Bad
Chamakh Really Wasn't That Bad

I believe Reus & Schneiderlin should be the priorities. Lots of experience and proven on the highest stage.

I just don’t watch the French league to know enough about Lacazette & Fekir but they both seem to be highly rated. Wenger knows the French League pretty well, so I’m not too worried if he goes after either or both of them.

Also, if we could add Cech (highly doubt Jose would let that happen) I feel like we would have the most complete team since the early 2000s.

Dreamer
Dreamer

Jose has no say where Cech goes this year and Wenger said he will strengthen in any position so i think it will be a GK. Lacazette or martinza from Porto either one or maybe both i would be happy both great goal scores. Schneiderlin would be a great buy and maybe get Khedira and the 50 million for Ramsey would be great business.

Dylan
Dylan

Top top top quality.

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

Triffic, oh my word

Chris O
Chris O

That list of signings is impressive, not least because not a single one seems regrettable. COYG

Rob83
Rob83

Not world class but Javier Hernandez wouldn’t be a bad signing

Sam
Sam

Benteke ?

Mike
Mike

We need it. We have a decent squad but this season has shown its not good enough to properly challenge.

Thierry Bergkamp
Thierry Bergkamp

I have a feeling something big is gonna happen

Chuck_Town_Gooner
Chuck_Town_Gooner

I feel that Arsene has truly got his mojo back in the market. I’m quietly optimistic that we are going huge on a surprise or two. I’m not getting myself sucked into any rumors this time around, I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy the show.

Apostolos
Apostolos

When Wenger’s paying 4Mil for two French U17 youngsters without a second thought, you know he’s got his mojo back.

Jesper

In. Cech, Schneiderlin, Pedro, Benzema.

Sterling is great but we need goals and, look at Juve, strong experienced players, not stars-to-be. Pedro is intelligent, fast, scores goals and and not very expensive. Leaves room for other big signings.

Make this the summer count Arsene!

BW
BW

If money were no issue, I would target Howedes and Schneiderlin. Also a forward like a Higuain. I don’t think we need Cech personally, especially if Chelsea want a lot for him.

jimbo
jimbo

I’d like benzema, kondogbia and Cech. Can’t see benzema happening though

goonsington
goonsington

benzema, lacazette, reus. any of those and I’m happy. maybe throw vidal in.

Stillmatic
Stillmatic

I wonder what happened to Wenger’s original plan to convert Sanchez to a CF?

When he was signed, he made it clear he saw him as “becoming a striker” and all those qualities are still there. So what happened?

And please, no one say anything about “we need someone to hold up the ball”, unless you’re one of those people that thought Wenger wanted to sign Suarez to play on the wings (Suarez and Sanchez are very very similar type of players).

Joker
Joker

we need someone to hold up the ball

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

not sure i rate benzema, can’t see why he’d score 10 more goals a season than giroud

thought theo looked sharp last night which was encouraging but TR7 really looked the part when he came on. if he ends up playing elsewhere that would represent a big loss i think. santi’s reinvention in the middle is really interesting as well, arteta must be a bit fucked off with that i’d have thought.

kos the boss
kos the boss

Have you seen benzema play? He is the perfect arsenal striker. Great team player like giroud and brings other players into the game. But the main difference is that he has pace, much more skilled than giroud. Great on the counter attack and a better finisher. Giroud is a very good player but there is a reason he will never near the Madrid squad

Just telling it like it is
Just telling it like it is

Pogba & Mueller. Game over.

goonsington
goonsington

hasn’t müller just signed the contract extension?

assistantref
assistantref

Pogba coming to Arsenal would probably be “world over,” not just “game over.” If he’s available Real will buy him. I can’t see him coming to England, and certainly not to us, especially with FFP being abandoned. There’s just now way we’re going to pony up 60 million quid + wages of 250k a week, and you know that Real/Man shity and chelski would.

Cale
Cale

It’s interesting looking at the figures spent on players in the article. £16m for Chambers really sticks out.

I’m not having a go at the kid not that we’ve spent it, just pointing out that that’s a very large amount of money for an unproven player.

matt
matt

It was a bargain! Compare it to what Liverpool paid for Lovren or United for Shaw.

assistantref
assistantref

Chambers is English. English players are worth approximately 2x what a foreign player would be worth because of the quotas and general sentimental feelings.

David
David

World Class? Bendtner coming back

CB
CB

World class egotist.

Governing Dynamics
Governing Dynamics

I think AW is looking for world class experience to add more mental solidity rather than skill…that is why probably he mentioned (in any position)

Paul
Paul

Striker and defensive midfielder please Dad?
That will cover my birthday and Christmas presents ok?

Pony Tulips
Pony Tulips

alright paul! You are really going to call him dad goign forward?

I read in another thread here that a person whats to call him ‘dad’ i guess it was you!

Paul
Paul

Yes it was me!

In Dad I trust.

Paul
Paul

….and if the signings come in, you will be thanking me!
🙂

The Beast
The Beast

Don’t forget Sanogo is back next season after a successful loan spell at crystal palace playing alongside Chamack.

Ibbo
Ibbo

Am I the only one who noticed it adds up to 133.5 mil and not 117.5
Doesn’t matter either way
Keep up the good work Mr. Blogs 😉

Arseblood
Arseblood

Why not get Van Persie back? He’d do a great job…and not threaten Welbeck or Giroud. I think it would be great…

Brent
Brent

Great if we bring him back as the guy who picks bird poo off the Emirate grass. Maybe.

Just telling it like it is
Just telling it like it is

What are you smoking and where can I get some?

Gooneropolis
Gooneropolis

I’m sure Wenger has targets in mind but, as we did with Ozil & Sanchez, don’t expect Dick & Arsene to make the first move. We’ll wait for the Real’s, Bayern’s and Barca’s of the world make a move and we’ll be waiting with cash in hand to pick from their surplus of quality talent.

I also can’t shake the thought that Wenger won’t look outside of London, if he wants to increase the quality at keeper … and it won’t be Cech.

I plan to sit back, enjoy the Copa America competition and patiently wait to see who Wenger pulls out of his hat with his new pocket book.

Springbank 1962
Springbank 1962

When you add Coquelin and Bellerin to the list it reinforces just how far our squad has come since August 2013.

Imagine how much we’d be OK with paying for them and our situation becomes more impressive still.

With money now available and no pressure to sell, we’re gradually getting a squad we can all be happy with.

Oh, and don’t underestimate just how instrumental Arsene Wenger is in persuading those ‘top, top’ players coming to us. Not only can he tell a Balotelli from an Alexis, but he’s pretty good at getting them to sign for us.

Alexstratz
Alexstratz

Barcelona transfer ban is going to make things harder for us I think. Sure they won’t buy anyone, but they probably won’t sell anyone either. Since they’re out of the game, a rich English club will probably take their slot to sign the best players in Europe, and we all know who the super rich English clubs are…

richardanus
richardanus

£117.5M spent already. Strewth.

Arsene's accountant
Arsene's accountant

I don’t think we will be signing anybody to get overly excited about. Not Alexis/Ozil excited.
The teams around us will.
But we’ll still be the most likeable group of players in the league/world

winterburn 87
winterburn 87

Vidal, Scheneiderlin, Higuain n Cezch..release: Diaby, Arteta, Flamini n Szecshny..we can only dreams I suppose

David
David

Reus/Draxler, Schneiderlin/Kondoghbia and maybe if we can benzema/cavani. Reus/Draxler should be a priority even if Walcott stays, he lives injured and we could use some width when he is gone (alongside gnabry and ox who seems to be injured quite often), Schneiderlin for cover/compete/play alongside coq, and benzema/cavani to compete with Giroud

gunnersaurusismydad
gunnersaurusismydad

That picture is amazing!!

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!
Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

I’m reading all these comments and it’s obvious that’s you guys are not paying attention to what Arsene said. What should excite everyone is that he wants to bring in world class players at any position. That’s great news because everyone on this team needs to be on their toes. That means he is not tied to any player at the heap. If he finds a world class striker that will improve us, he’ll get him. If it’s a world class goalie, then he’ll buy him. If it’s a world class #10, he’ll buy him even though we have Ozil. This is what big ambitious teams do.

Az Ahmed
Az Ahmed

Except there was a world class number 10 available last season despite having Özil. He came to London and won the league in his first season. So, no, Wenger does not guy world class players when they are available or even if it gives his current players proper competition. If we can play Cazorla and Özilin the same team, so why not Fab and Özil?

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!
Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

On the surface your argument makes sense. But ask yourself this, do you know what happened behind the scene while he was looking to leave arsenal? Do you know if he burned his bridges? Do you know if
Arsenal didn’t want Darren Dein around the team anymore because of the instability he cause this team? Do you know if some of the stability we now have is because Dein doesn’t have anymore clients at arsenal and the team want to prevent any opening of him coming back and having access to other arsenal players? There is more to this than just football

Az Ahmed
Az Ahmed

Possibly, but what you are saying is speculation. What I am saying is we had first option on Fabregas and we let him go to Chelsea. That’s a fact. Based on the performances and statistics this season, Fabregas is better than Özil. We have to admit footballistically speaking, Wenger dropped yet another clanger.

I don’t know why Arsenal fans cannot see that Arsene does not do or doesn’t know what to do to win the title, be it do what Mourinho has done, buy the players he needs and set his team up to win the title within two seasons having come close in his first, or, tactically in games where the opposition sets their stall to defend. Are we not preparing for games to counteract this system? Either by ensuring wingers are used to stretch the opposition and the use of late running attacking midfielders to receive the ball on the edge of the 18 yard box to get shots away that actually trouble the keeper. Until we buy the right players and adapt our approach against teams that sit back to make us more effective, we will not win the title.

We need four or five players – goalkeeper, a centre back in place of Mertesacker who seems to lack guts and is just too nice to give the boys a rollicking, a DM in place of Coq who is a bit to one dimensional, and preferably two strikers, a works class striker in place of Giroud who is also one dimensional and lacks penetration, and a nippy super sub type who can get you a goal when desperate. Every great team has at least 3 class strikers who can score. We have only one – Giroud. We need two more

Sam
Sam

I know it won’t happen as he’s at spurs and Levy won’t sanction it, but Lloris would be my first choice. We should’ve got him anyhow when he was available for about £10m I think. Great keeper and a leader at the back too. Barring injury he’ll be at the top for at least 10 more years. Apparently his first choice was Arsenal but Wenger passed up. I can see LVG coming in for him for Utd though as de Gea is off.

santori
santori

Arsene has not been shy of spending.

The media like to throw out red herrings but he has spent close to 80m over last two summers on just Ozil and Alexis alone.

He has also had to reinforce in other key areas and has had to spread out the money to rebuild the squad since he realised the Denilson generation was not going to cut it and he brought in Arteta and company. In that his rebuilding was complicated by key departures for several seasons on.

We are at the end of this tumultuous period. For the first time, Wenger does not have to add in numbers. We have finally filled all the necessary gaps numbers-wise.

The mistake last summer was that we did not add the Cback for cover which was a massive risk and in truth detrimental to our campaign.

Lest we forget, Wenger had also to be pushed to buying Welbeck.

Its that extra mile of purchase that has cost us not the fear of spending on big ticket items.

In part this is due to Wenger’s cautious nature.

We are a self built club and Wenger has built the clubs finances/branding from the ground up.

Continuous CL qualification has ensured our ability to borrow to build the stadium.

Wenger has generally bought low and because of good acumen managed to make good profit on players. This is especially important for our self financed model as it limits the down side should his purchase been a dud and there have been a few. This is where Wenger has been able to develop the club without spending the sort of silly money Liverpool and Spurs have done in recent seasons and still not finish above us despite over optimistic media predictions for a number of seasons now.

This summer, I expect he will be looking for quality over quantity

He is under no pressure to sell. Beyond Walcott who is clearly dragging his feet to see his options this summer, Wenger has option to keep on some of the older players in Arteta and Rosicky or make room.

Also he will assess up coming players ike Gnabry/Akpom possibly for one of the wide berths, maybe Campbell will be afforded a Coquelin last chance half a season.
As far as positions we may be looking at :

1) Striker. I don’t see us moving for a striker.

It would be great to find another Henry but there isn’t much out in the market and we need to be scouting for the next Henry not spend on another striker who is already established

a)Welbeck will need time to develop and he needs more exposure in the CF position rather than being used as a winger. There is no reason to belief that he cannot push on and develop into a good striker given he has good prerequisites in height, Skill on ball and speed already.

b) Giroud contrary to the rubbish in the media has been very effective over the HALF season he has been available. The media will say he has only scored 18 goals but that’s with 3 months absence!

Minute for minute, he is more effective than Aguero and the much lauded Harry Kane. He is certainly better than the “World Class” strikers the media once praised both United and Liverpool for getting in Falcao and Balotelli.

c) We will also be continuing the development of Akpom, and Sanogo albeit both may better benefit from continued loan. Where we can add instead is in a quasi-striker who can operate as a false 9 but also offer utility to us in the wide areas should Walcott decide to take flight.

2) Wide player – This is dependent on Walcott.

Should he stay, we will have a decent second striker/winger who will continue to improve but who will have to be used to his advantages.

Probably we will also as mention see Gnabry come into squad and Campbell get a last shot (should he relish the challenge of a Coquelin)

Should Walcott leave, we are not bereft of options where we were more dependent on him some years back when he signed the ‘limited’ extension based on our future performance.

We now have plenty of pace with Alexis, Ox, Gnabry, Campbell none maybe as quick but sufficient enough to replace Theo.

What we do need is another player with quick feet and dribbling skills to help open up the ‘parked bus’ situation. Someone like a Lacazette is an option but I prefer Dybala. Both can play wide or operate up top if need be in lieu of Giroud and Welbeck (which also leaves room for Sanogo and Akpom)

3) In central midfield, Wenger has the option of retaining Rosicky and Arteta should he not find what he wants in market. Personally, I would let both leave and add an asset with capability we do not have in midfield (notably Diaby who should also be let go on grounds of durability)

I think we have our DM in Coquelin. He will continue to improve and Flamini (or Arteta) would be a decent enough back up. The Frenchman is much derided but if you look at his passing and use of the ball, he is better than most think he is and crucially younger (more durable) than Arteta.

What we do need is to replace some of the height, strength and forward play Diaby provides plus tertiery cover in DM. Someone like a Kongdogbia is perfectly gettable and at 21yrs is playing with great maturity with plenty of upside for the future. He will help us combat Fellaini situations.

4) LB – Whilst we do not need a first team LB, I would expect the boss will be on the look out for a talented young LB to come into academy should he find one since the Academy is bereft of the sort of candidate at the moment to carry on our fine tradition in this position.

5) GK – I don’t see a keeper.

Unless Szsc listens to his father, we have two very good young keepers who will only continue to improve and push each other. Ospina was being much derided in recent weeks but even “Wolrd Class’ keepers make mistakes. See Hart last season for instance and he is now getting back to his best.

Ospina is a good reaction keeper. Szsc is stronger commanding his box area (Bc of his physique) but can be rash bc of his youth. Ospina has a great game against Sunderland and kept us in it.

There will be no better market solution at present and it is an area we do not need to be distracted with.

So pound for pound, Wenger holds plenty of cards and it will be a question of whether he finds the right qualities we do not have in the team at the moment that will dictate whether he moves in the market.

Likely number to come in is probably 2 players tops.

Az Ahmed
Az Ahmed

Gibberish

MegaJulz
MegaJulz

Thumbs down for letting Rosicky leave

Bosscielny
Bosscielny

Cech is a must! look at all the points de gea has earned man utd, keeping them in the game on multiple occasions. Cech will do the same for us. Not to mention his experience in Europe might help us in preventing to shoot ourselves in the foot next time.

MegaJulz
MegaJulz

Not to mention mentoring szszszs

Az Ahmed
Az Ahmed

GK – Cech
CB – Howedes
DM – Kondogbia
AM – Fekir
CF – Lacazette