The good news for Arsenal fans at the moment amongst all of the incredibly frustrating rumours is that it seems like we are finally getting rid of some of our deadwood, with no less than 15 players being released come the 1st of July. The most notable mentions being Arshavin, Denilson and Squillaci, which frees up roughly £160 thousand a week to spend elsewhere. All of these players being released also shows that Arsenal are being ruthless and it seems that Arsenal have learned from previous mistakes regarding deadwood with these youngsters, as the board don’t want any players who won’t be near the first team and don’t want another situation similar to Denilson’s.
Furthermore it seems as though we may be getting rid of the ‘best striker in the world’ as Nicklas Bendtner stated this yesterday: “I am talking with 5 or 6 clubs over a permanent transfer, things are agreed with Arsenal and I will design which club I sign for in the next two weeks.” This is great news for Arsenal as not only will Bendtner never play in our colours again, but we will be able to receive some cash for the deal and Bendtner’s wages will be able to be used for a player who can actually play football. In addition to this, yesterday Gervinho has been linked with a £12 million deal to Galatasaray, who seem to love taking our flops.
If we could replace these players with quality squad players, not top, top players but ones who could ably provide completion to the first choice players, but also players who could mount a charge for the first team and with form play in our first team we would be much better for it. We need players who could provide depth to our team, so that when an injury arises we don’t panic and aren’t forced to play someone out of position or who is terrible, Andre Santos a perfect example of someone who isn’t good enough. These players don’t have to be expensive but good additions to our squad Rami, Tello spring to mind when talking of these players.
So if we sign a couple of players like this plus a couple of top players we will have a very good squad and potentially one of our best in the last few years.