So much happening in the transfer market but despite the noise of the market, it’s all silent at the Emirates. All summer, the Gunners have been linked with decent quality; Stefan Jovetic, Gonzalo Higuain, Ashley Williams, Mourane Felliani and the name on the horizon now, Luis Suarez. Just like Jovetic and Higuain were snatched from our grasp by Manchester City and Napoli respectively, Arsenal might be suffering another heartbreak in their pursuit of the Reds’ striker if reports making the rounds in the media has any element of truth in it.
According to reports, Real Madrid are weighing up a move for Suarez and would turn their attention to him after sealing the signing of Bale. As interesting as that news sounds, I doubt the plausibility. I doubt if Real Madrid can make another big money signing if they eventually pull-off that of Bale. Tottenham are keen to siphon
as much as they can from them before letting go of their prized asset. Can Real sign Bale for 100m Pounds and still afford the 50m Pounds Liverpool are demanding for Suarez?
I believe Suarez will leave Liverpool with Arsenal been the likeliest destination. Real will only show up if they can’t get Bale.
Our pursuit of Williams seems to be borne more out of necessity and desperation than luxury. Wenger has been linked with a swoop for the Welsh international all summer but was scared off by Swansea’s demands. With injuries to Vermaelen, who is out for a further 6 weeks, Koscielny suffered a knock though it didn’t rule him out for long but relying on just 2 experienced center-backs for the first 6 weeks of the EPL season is a huge risk. The reality of this unfortunate development means Arsenal might have to return to Liberty Stadium cap in hand to try and land Williams. To convince Swansea to sell, they might have to fork out 8.5 million Pounds. The Swans won’t have qualms sanctioning a sale since they already have a replacement.
So much for possible arrivals, attention shifts to the exit door. Our Ivorian import, Gervinho is closing in on sealing an 8.5m Pounds Roma switch. The move isn’t a surprise considering the fact that the former Lille star’s two year stint at Arsenal have been uneventful. He might not have been superb in the famous red and white strip but at least he put in a decent shift when called upon. His imminent exit leaves us short in terms of quality and quantity. The implication is that Arsenal might need to get in another winger, in fact a versatile attacker. This makes the acquisition of Suarez a necessity.