Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to spend in the transfer window, as he continues his one-man crusade in fighting the inflated transfers fees, is as admirable as it is foolish.
The Arsenal manager is fighting a losing battle, as he haggles over a couple of million quid with Valencia. Mustafi, Manchester United, Leicester City, Burnley, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Watford and Swansea City have all broken their club transfer records.
Arsene Wenger trying to sign a player in this Transfer Window like… pic.twitter.com/vdVi9e79bR
— JΛY BUCKS 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) August 18, 2016
It is quite clear the Arsenal boss has deep pockets and short arms, and this is infuriating for all those involved with the Gunners (outside the boardroom), considering the price of a ticket to watch their beloved boys in red and white
“We should be talking about new faces, new challenges, maybe even a title at the end of it all,”
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) August 16, 2016
With Le Professeur continuing to firmly look for value for money in any deals he does, it may well be worth the Frenchman considering a move for free agent…*braces for abuse* Dimitar Berbatov.
The former Manchester United forward has recently been let go by PAOK, and although 35, Berba would represent the perfect acquisition for the Gunners, the ideal stop-gap as the Arsenal gaffer looks to amend things from another summer of stinginess and hesitation.
Although age isn’t on the Bulgarian’s side, the striker was hardly a player who relied too much on fitness and stamina to be at the top of his game, so losing a yard of pace won’t hinder his ability in any way.
Throughout his time in the Premier League, the former Bayern Leverkusen striker conjured up match-winning moments, moments that changed a game when it seemed less and less likely. That is a trait that Arsenal could very much do with, as they continue to painfully represent square pegs in round holes with their footballing ideology.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Berbatov’s addition could represent something similar that Manchester United did with Henrik Larsson, and are doing again with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He’s a high-profile, respected player who can offer a worthwhile outlet when ‘Plan A’ hasn’t worked for the first 70/75 minutes of a game.
Of course, there are those ties to Tottenham Hotspur. But surely we’ve reached a point in the footballing world where players are moving so regularly, loyalty is no longer a thing and we don’t lose our shit over such trivial links?