With one player coming in and a staggering 18 going out (sold or loaned) it is easy to understand the frustration of some of the gunnersÂ’ fans
The Mirror reported that Arsenal was the only club in EuropeÂ’s top 5 leagues to have not signed a single outfield player
These are pretty damning statistics for Arsene Wenger and if the season does not go to plan the Â‘Arsene-OutÂ’ brigade will be going into overdrive
Already fans are pointing to the fact that the clubs top goal-scorer is currently none other than Mr OG and the Gunners have failed to score in 5 of their 6 last home games; so the pressure is really on.
ArsenalFanTV which has a huge cult following with Arsenal fans tweeted Â“Embarrassing transfer deadline day for Arsenal.Â” The well known Arsene-phobe Piers Morgan tweeted Â“I just paid Â£2.30 for a coffee at Starbucks
I thus spent more than Wenger today.Â” I could go on but you get the gist.Questions around why we failed to secure Cavani, or DÂžeko or James RodrÃguez are being asked by the Arsenal fans but I find this quite bizarre as PSG made it clear they would rather sell Ibrahimovic than Cavani; There was no way City would sell DÂžeko to another Premiership team and as for James RodrÃguez he too was simply not for sale
The calls to sign players who are simply not available is quite frankly counter-productive
As a Gunners fan myself I have been observing the ridiculous fees being paid in the transfer window
Â£36 million paid for an unproven teenager
Â£55 million for a player who was in the Premier League just over a year ago and who FAILED, or Â£49 million for another youngster who has just come out of his teens, who can run quite fast and score the odd goal
It just does not add up and the saying Â‘more money than senseÂ’ springs to mind.
I have no doubt that Arsene Wenger would have brought in players if they were available
It simply is not his style to be bullied into panic buying
He has an unshakable belief in his squad
If he was going to buy a striker, that footballer needed to be an upgrade on Giroud
When I compare Cavani to Giroud neither has pace, both are exceptional in the air, they both hold the ball up brilliantly and GiroudÂ’s goalscoring record is not bad
He will deliver a 20-goal a season return
Cavani has a strike rate of a goal every other game
Giroud has scored 42 goals in just over 100 games so his strike rate is very similar to Cavani
Is this an obvious upgrade on Giroud? I think not
The players at Arsenal have re-discovered the winning mentality
Back-to-back FA Cup wins is evidence of this
Clearly it would have been nice to have got some quality in to help our push for more success this year but I think Arsene knows best
For those who want to see the club fail so they can say Â“I told you soÂ” I really think those people should think twice before they make such statements.
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Source : DSG