How boring is this Transfer window? I’m really hoping for another defender (imperative now that Debuchy is out for three months) and a big strong fast nimble-footed clever midfielder with scary eyes and penchant for shoulder barging the opposition to protect our back four from attack and our front four from being bullied.
No-one seems to be getting what they want though. Spuds and Manks needed additions to their defence too so where are all the defenders? Maybe that’s why Arsene hardly bothers to look for those type of players as they are in very short supply.
My feeling has always been that Arsène’s ideology of ‘we’re gonna score more than you’ has made him a little blinkered when thinking about adding defenders to the squad. It’s much more exciting to be adding an Alexis or an Ozil, one can indulge in a certain amount of purring and know that supporters and media alike are going to be looking forward to watching them.
Can a centre-back ever instill the same kind of emotions? Koscielny has been a favourite of mine for sometime now and I’ve defended Mertesacker’s right to be our BFG in many an argument with other gooners. In truth I’ve always had a soft spot for defenders, it’s their strength and reliability that does it for me.
Maybe the injuries to several of our defenders will force Arsène’s hand and he’ll unearth a couple of gems under the radar. That would be good wouldn’t it, to sneak in a diamond or two. At least we’re not crying out for a striker now that would be really serious 😉
Written by peachesgooner