Sad thing about this stage of the window is that usually, you’re hoping for some sort of metaphorical prod to kick Wenger into action. Last season, that sadly was a loss to Villa and a stadium of booing fans. This season, the world class striker we’ve been crying out for for 5 windows looks more likely to occur because Olivier Giroud looks like he may have broken his ankle.
It’s a sad moment for the Frenchman who scored his first of the season at the weekend. It’s a sharp wake up call for the manager. Again, totally highlighting his ignorance of reality. He’s now left with Sanogo, who regardless of potential, is an absurdly dreadful option at the minute. He’s so far off the pace it’s frightening. I can’t think of many sides inside the top 12 he’d start for, now he’ll be starting for us. A total rookie.
Worrying thing is there aren’t many options out there. The only promising strikers in Europe that are attainable are Cavani, though there are concerns that Ibra is carrying a knock. Then there’s Falcao, a striker being hawked all over Europe for a loan. He’s cut price, he scores goals, he’s better than anything we have at the club by a long way.
Outside that, there’s pretty much nothing unless you’re compromising on quality. Yet another window has passed in which Wenger has sat on his hands and watched talent go elsewhere… only an injury can force him into action. That holding role is another area where not even 3 shoddy performances can shake him into the realisation we don’t have anyone.
All the gaps are obvious. Yet again the injuries are piling up. We’re still playing the same way we always have done.
Tonight though, we’ll have enough to push through.