|The imminent signing of Ben White doesn't answer Arsenal's transfer needs, so what is the plan at Arsenal? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
It’s quite interesting to see Arsenal finish last season in 8th position, outside Europe and up till this moment haven’t made any significant addition to the squad that let the fans down in a very depressing manner, where do you lay the blames?
Mikel Arteta clearly showed last season that he has so much to learn, some erratic decisions on their way out of the Europa League and some questionable press remarks, but he also showed he had ideas on how he wants to play, is it fair to ask if he’s the right man for the Arsenal job?
Severally we’ve been made to understand by club journalists
that Arteta is the project, hence he will be backed by a lot of money, yet the
club is still running after bargain deals and except for the unbelievable £50m splash on Brighton defender Ben White, other deals
have been on budget.
The addition of two back up
players so far, Tavares in as left back cover, and Sambi Lokonga in as cover in
central midfield can serve as an indication that the club is building for the
future, but what is the plan for the new season?
On paper, with what rival clubs
are doing in the market, Arsenal is already out of the top four, even when they
do announce Ben White who we hear is having medical on Wednesday, the club
still wouldn’t have addressed the core needs of the squad, shall we name them?
Arsenal struggled in front of
goal last season, they didn’t create enough chances as the Willian experiment
failed woefully until the eventual introduction of kid sensation Emile Smith-Rowe,
however as we all know that the club already handed the youngster the number 10
jersey, is that the end of the chase for a creative midfielder?
There’s been news in the media
that Arsenal are after Leicester’s James Maddison, no concrete bid as we speak
and with the Foxes not in any position to sell under duress, how cheap will he
come for the Gunners?
There’s also a case for Bernardo
Silva from Manchester City, it’s a no brainer for Arsenal to pounce if he’s available,
at 27 and if the fee is around £60, what will stop Arsenal from promising him
regular football? However you may want to wonder if he’d love to be outside continental
To be continued…