If you believe as I do that it is the intention of Arsene and the club to improve the first choice eleven then I suggest that is no easy job.
If any purchases have to be of a standard that displaces one of our current best eleven, then the pool of players that are available is quite small. Those players have to be of exceptional quality AND be for sale.
If we have learned anything from recent seasons it is that it’s incredibly difficult and expensive to prise a player from a reluctant seller. Cesc, Judas and Nasri all took an age before we finally ceded.
As far as I am aware, we know that a bid has been made for Suarez. Even then we only know because Liverpool chose to go public. Like it or not – and I do – Arsenal conduct their business in total secrecy.
We know nothing of bids or targets. Our “knowledge” is based purely on hearsay, ITK’s, Sky Sports News, TalkShite and the word of third-rate hacks.
In reality, we can not be said to have missed a target unless we aimed for it in the first place.
I think Marouane Fellaini has a release clause of £25 million, or there about. Now if he was seen as a priority I am sure we could have offered Everton that fee and met his wage demands. If we haven’t, it’s either because we don’t want him, or another reason that we know nothing about.
Perhaps he wants to go to United? Or maybe we are looking at a better player. We just don’t know, do we?
I accept that there are many players who would improve the squad. But is that really what we are all hoping for ?
The melt down on twitter and blogs is quite frankly pathetic.
You might well think we had no good players at the club. We have players of the quality of Jack, AOC and Podolski who can not always command a First Team start. For new players to improve our first team they not only have to be better than those three, but better than the first team incumbents keeping them out.
The simple reality is we have no choice but wait and trust the club. What else can we do? Bin bags on seats? Stickers on statues? Stay away from the ground for the Emerates Cup? Boo and chant some childish drivel about spending f***ing money?
We will get who we get when – and if – the club do the deals.
Patience is not an option. It’s a necessity.