Arsenal Have Dug A Gold Mine – What Will They Do With The Gold Now?
41 million pounds!! Wow!! thats whopping.The question that bugs my mind is that what will Mr Wenger do with that money? Will he sit tight on it or will he do something necessary to be done with that? The Gunners have sold striker Emmanuel Adebayor for 25 million pounds and now the wall defender Kolo Toure for another 16 million pounds to their English premier League rivals Manchester City.
Manchester City are spending extravagantly to pave their way into the English Premier League top four. Ironically, the club most threatened by their ambitions Arsenal has sold Manchester City their two big names.All the spending which Arsenal has done this season is on Ajax’s Thomas Vermaelen and that was 10 million pounds.Now if we account for the 41 million pounds, it is enough to buy one spectacular player or two borderline great ones.
But wait my friend Mr Wnger has different plans.Despite the cash inflow, Arsene Wenger has already issued a statement that he is satisfied with the squad and there is no need to spend.I don’t know what is in his mind but the situation looks seriously delusional.
I have heard die hard ‘Gooners’, pointing out that Arsenal already have their summer signings, Eduardo and Tomas Rosicky returning from injury. They also have the young players stepping forward. This justification sounds familiar, because it was the same exact justification given last summer, when Hleb, Flamini and Gilberto left. Another common claim are injuries.Arsenal had some serious ones last year, most crucial were those of Cesc Fabregas, Rosicky and Walcott. Had players not been injured, the season could have gone differently. True, but which squad has no injuries?
Chelsea have not changed. Manchester United lost Cristiano Ronaldo. Liverpool may lose Alonso or Mascherano or both. Arsenal, with wise investment, could propel themselves to title contention this season. Arsenal are receiving 41 million pounds from Manchester City, but, if they do not reinvest at least some of the money, they could lose nearly that much by not qualifying for the Champions League.