Happy good morning to you all!
I’ve been out the game travelling for the last couple of days, but things are looking a bit more interesting on the transfer front. It appears the targets we’re looking at are Lacazette, Mustafi and Mahrez. I think if we went into next year with those three, I’d be pretty pleased.
Not because I think those three make us Premier League winners, more because we’ll have scrambled a plan B this time.
The Mustafi signing is an interesting one if we pull it off. He’s famed for his interceptions, so he’s quick. He’s a bit short though, 6ft isn’t exactly towering. He won 73% of his aerial duels in La Liga, but that’s not exactly a fantastic litmus test compared to the Prem and it’s brutality. Still, he’s 24, he has German international pedigree and he’s certainly more appealing than Gabriel or Chambers right now.
Lacazette c0uld be a great signing, but he’s certainly got a lot to prove. He’s a sharp player, very mobile and can be a sharp finisher. He’s just not hugely consistent and I don’t think he’s going to find the Premier League easy. Still, his pace will allow us to play very differently to how we do with Giroud.
Mahrez still feels like a pipe dream, but if you bang his creativity out on the right, you have a pretty exciting front three heading into the next year.
Promising to see that Chamberlain is doing well. I still think he could be an incredible talent for us. Has all the ingredients you need to be a Premier League monster. At the moment, he lacks the mental tools to do a decent job. If he picks up a bit of confidence, I’m sure he can take the next step and become a beast for us.
I don’t want to comb through Wenger’s prezzers right now. Let’s just see if he can pull off some of these deals and rescue our summer!
Right, see you tomorrow!