Arsene Wenger shouldn’t be trusted to spend Arsenal’s new found wealth is the verdict by former Arsenal man Stewart Robson. The ex-Gunners midfielder believes the Frenchman’s recent signings don’t offer much hope for his knack of improving the squad and believes he will just be spending more money on rubbish players.
Despite Wenger’s transfer gems, Robson does have a point. Players like Philippe Senderos, Denilson, Andre Santos, Seb Squillaci and Park Chu-Young have failed to make the grade while Marouane Chamakh, Armand Traore, Niklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela and Gervinho have also been flops.
However, the signings of Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla have been superb and so it’s difficult to judge on future signings. The club has been linked with big name players such as Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain and Marouane Fellaini, players that should make a positive impact if the were to move to the Emirates in the summer, but despite all the transfer associations, Robson isn’t expecting a big name signing.
“I am not expecting any marquee signings at Arsenal. There is a lot of talk about it, but I don’t know if I would trust Arsene Wenger with that money.” He added“Arsene Wenger doesn’t appear to want to sign the top-class players, or what other people would describe as top-class players.He goes out and says: I can buy you cheaper players for a better price who are going to be world-class players in the future, but that hasn’t been the case.”
It could be argued that Wenger hasn’t been able to bring in marquee signings due to the fact he has never had the money to do so but this summer he has been given an almost unlimited cheques book and now has the financial power to bring the greatest players back to the Emirates with former star Cesc Fabregas linked with a move back ‘home’.
Stewart Robson believes that giving Wenger more money will only see more expensive flops but Wenger could prove him wrong with a few stellar signings. Reports have been made that the club have held positive talks with Higuain, are confident over a deal for Wayne Rooney and have activated Marouane Fellaini’s release clause while deals for Yaya Sanogo and Aleksandar Mitrovic are close too.
With plenty of exits planned to, it promises to be a busy summer at the Emirates.