No idea how many days in August, so let’s pretend the window remains open for ten’ish days. That is not long at all, although I suspect a great deal more business will be done across Europe. I imagine Barca will be very active, and this will have the inevitable knock-on effect as to who goes where.
As we entered the summer, my only comment regarding The Arsenal summer activity concerned the importance of resigning Sanchez. One, he is our best player, and two, it would send out the right signals to both current players as well as transfer targets.
Here is/was my hit list:
- Sign up players entering final year of contracts. Essentials being Sanchez, Mesut and Ox.
- Sign Ian Wright….or similar
- Sign Patrick Vieira….or similar
- Sign Tony Adams….or similar
Additional to those players’ footballing abilities was that two of them were Leaders.
Ok, now the bad news. We’ve done just one of the above, in Lacazette. Yes, I’m very pleased with The Bosnian Beast, but that signing was cake icing.
So, here we are, ten’ish days remaining. I do not believe all the above will be done, so damage limitation could be the order of the day. I was staggered to learn about the sale of Gabriel, not because I believe he was an especially good defender, but because we’re thin, to put it mildly, in experienced CB’s.
Based on that sale, my money would be on a defender arriving as the most likely.
Sanchez leaving would be a complete disaster, and even having him stay on with a thicker weekly envelope fills me with awful memories of how Henry performed with 200k a week in his tight trousers.
What would you like from the last ten’ish days, because damn sure, not all your dreams will come true? I predict a disaster.
Written by mickydidit89