Now I like Philipe Senderos a lot, I always feel there is a defender in him somewhere and I only believe that central defenders come of age when they are in their mid to late 20′s but Senderos also has a howler in him too, so for that reason alone I would let him go, take that chance.
Apparently Villa are after him so here’s a chance to do something useful, him plus £4mil and we’ll have Gareth Barry, job done and one of our target positions filled, no fuss, both Wenger and O’Neil save face and everyone including the fans are happy, if Senderos comes good, and there is every chance of that then both sets of fans will be happy too.
Trouble is that’s all too much like common sense, so don’t expect that to happen, but that’s the sort of thing I would expect Ivan Gazidas to be doing, good business low cost. Get the salary bill down.
Old boy Mani Petit has joined the illustrious list of ex players that have urged Arsene Wenger to spend, Dixon and Wright to name but a few this week alone, the Dailly Mail even gave us a short list of centre backs yesterday with names like Lescott, Zapata, Lucio and Sakho in the mix, well I don’t know Sakho but I’d take two of the rest in a heartbeat, we could deal with any of those clubs with a player plus cash deal on the table, Kolo is simply not good enough, we need a world class defence and we don’t have one, I like Gallas a lot too, but it’s no coincidence that since he’s been on board we’ve won zippo, so maybe it’s time to move him on, put Kolo in the defensive midfield mix and buy Glen Johnson as an alternative right back, then get shot of Eboue, Johnson for Traore plus cash would do it.
That then leaves us the forward problem we have, I would really fancy playing Theo and Arshavin as a 4-4-2 with Robin, Bendtner and Eduardo as an alternative, but Adebayor has to go, I would swap him for Villa, or Pato or Gourcoff, again another deal made for Gazidas, I’m a chief executive and if I was at Arsenal, that’s what I would be doing, all of that is relatively in-expensive and not much money would change hands.
All the above deals would give us what we need, nearly all of those would mainly be swap deals and all of those would make our team solid and I believe world class. We also need to lose a couple of players that will be going to the ACN in January, that’s no reflection on our Africans, it’s common sense, we can’t afford to lose 4 first team players, ACN, get your act together.
If Gazidas wants to make his mark then he needs to look at doing deals like this and doing them in the next fortnight, take out the uncertainty and get them on board quickly so they can bed in.
Adebayor and Gallas are causing trouble and we need to address this once and for all.
The final piece of the jigsaw would be a right winger, Arshavin suggested his mate from Moscow, maybe you should listen Arsene…
Have a great day today Grovers, maybe this will be a summer to remember!