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The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have their minds solely focused on the transfer window that is fast approaching, seeing as they no longer have anything to play for in the league, or any other competitions for that matter.
Arsene Wenger’s last season in charge has been far from the fairytale ending many would have predicted and that has been down to a number of factors. The main consensus on their downfall might you is the shocking displays in defence, which includes the goalkeeper role.
Petr Cech and David Ospina have been as bad as each other and if Arsenal want to become the top-four side they always were, a quality keeper such as Alisson is much needed at the Emirates. With the Brazilian’s valuation at £40.5 million according to Transfermarkt, Arsenal know that this is the summer where they really have to spend big amounts of money.
Allison is the top-quality goalie that Arsenal need having conceded just 47 goals in 48 games so far, which includes 21 clean-sheets. Those are staggering statistics for a player that only cost the Italian side £7 million just two years ago. Although Alisson will cost a lot more than £7 million now, with the ever-rising prices in football, Arsenal must be prepared to spend a lot knowing that they will be returned that money and more should the team be successful once again.
A new manager will have the tough task of persuading such players to the Emirates Stadium with only the Europa League to tempt them with. This by no means will be easy and Arsenal have to be prepared to face rejection, although if they try hard enough, a player of Alisson’s standard make look past next season and see the great opportunity that could arise if Arsenal get back to their good old days.
Indeed, his arrival could prove to be a game changer.