I didn’t watch the game on sunday i just caught the highlights and there’s no need to rehash what happened. But it’s disheartening that after a loss some fans are calling for the managers head. I don’t subscribe to that notion that after one bad game the manager is being questioned on his philosophy. The speed with which the media is attacking Arsene is just ridiculous. Granted he has been shortsighted when it comes to the issue of getting a number 1 to fill the sticks. But he has stated there is cash to reinforce so it should be an interesting summer. This squad needs a couple of players, we are not far away, 2 or 3 signings should do this summer.
It’s no secret we need a new goalkeeper, Almunia is not a world-class number 1 just a reliable squad player. Wojciech Szczesny currently on loan at Brentford is putting in some fine performances, i don’t see why he couldn’t be our goalkeeper heading into next season. Yes he is 19, but Casillas was 18 when he took over the gloves at Madrid, simply put, if you are good enough you are old enough. It’s time to let him grow with the team since Almunia and Fabianksi have shown no desire to establish themselves.
We need at least 2 more centre-backs, Gallas is 32 has never really finished a season and with his age and current injury, he cannot be counted on to finish a full season. Senderos and Silvestre are both set to leave in the summer and Gallas could also follow should he decide he can get a longer contract elsewhere. That leaves Djorou as the only first team CB to partner Vermaelen and depending on who arsene decides to promote to the first team (Nordveidt or Bartley) we still need to purchase 2 new CB in the summer.
Reports out of Spain suggest Fran Merida has decided it would be best to further his career away from the emirates, who can blame him he wants first team football and feels he can get it elsewhere. Another DM to spell song would be nice. Wenger considered buying Blaise Matuidi but balked at the asking price, he could try again this summer. Aside from another DM we don’t really need any more bodies in this department because we have enough cover.
It would be interesting to see if any of the current strikers are sold off or sent out on loan with the arrival of Chamakh. Chamakh is good in the air and should help with free kicks and corners, he’s also equally good with his feet. But considering our injury history, it would be wise to keep the extra bodies around.
A new medical team!!!
We need a new medical and physio team Arsene, because ever since Gary Lewin left for the national team our injury record has gone south. I wonder if players are being rushed back too early or if the injuries are being misdiagnosed.The sort of injuries are players are picking up is quite baffling.