Ok, quick post this morning…
So the young defensive midfielder we just signed has been signed for first team contention straight away.
“He’s a defensive midfielder, 6ft 2ins, he has a good energy level and technical level,”
“It’s a gamble but, on what we saw, it’s worth taking the gamble.”
Well. What do you say to that? I’ve not seen him play. However, I’ve seen a lot of 17 year olds over the years and I’d be amazed if you can come over from Poland and own that position. I mean, from a size perspective, he looks very slim… but hey, I’m happy to be proved wrong here. How old was Busquets when he started playing for Barcelona?
If this is smart scouting, then I can’t complain. We’ve raided a league that gets very little attention. We’ve taken one of their best talents for £2m. He’s massive, he’s energetic and he’s highly rated. So I can’t complain. I won’t.
That said, it does seem a very big risk to take when you have the funds to bring in something more tried and tested. I don’t think there are many clubs in the Premier League that would take a gamble that big. We’ve had Brazil captains take on that role and bomb. It’s a bigger risk than taking someone from the Championship. It just doesn’t feel like ambitious management. If it works, Wenger is a hero… if it doesn’t, he’ll excuse himself under a cloud of ‘maybe he’s not given the funds’… a move like that helps him avoid accountability.
Arsene didn’t rule out moves for Reid or Mings. He should get his arse into gear before we lose more players. If we win tomorrow, I doubt we’ll see anything of note, if we take a pasting, there’s every chance we’ll see new signings by Wednesdays. Signings urgency will be directly correlated with performance.
Right, that’s it… have a good one.